Funny money

At 11:03 a.m. Wednesday, Trucke’s 1-Stop reported that a person in a white Nissan Pathfinder had paid with a counterfeit $100 bill then left southbound on U.S. Highway 101. A Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office deputy checked the area but was unable to locate the suspect.


At 2:39 p.m. Wednesday, Astoria police received a report that a man had entered an apartment at a complex on Olney Avenue and told some people there that he was “tired of their stuff” and he was going to end it. An Astoria officer, upon arriving at the apartment, stopped a man who matched the suspect’s description. The officer found a handgun on the man after taking him into custody. Kevin Sean Maakestad, 32, of Astoria, did not have a concealed-carry permit and was charged with menacing and unlawful possession of a weapon. 


A man reported theft of money from his bank account Wednesday. He had left his bank card inside an ATM at a bank in Astoria. Someone came along after he left and saw, “Do you want another transaction?” on the ATM?screen. The person withdrew $200 and walked away, not realizing that the ATM machine had stored a picture of her while she was making the withdrawal. Astoria police matched the picture to Tongue Point Job Corps student Sophia Lashwana Mason, 22, and arrested her. She is charged with second-degree theft.

Seaside arrest

At 10:32 a.m. Wednesday, at 12th Avenue and Holladay Drive, Seaside police stopped and arrested Robert W. Perry, 27, of Seaside, on charges of attempting to elude a police officer, third-degree escape and interference with a police officer. He was transported to the Clatsop County jail, and the case was sent to the district attorney.