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Drug Arrest (Photo) - 02/14/18

On February 13th, 2018 the Newport Police Department served a Narcotics related search warrant at a residence located at 2404 NW Nye Street in Newport, Oregon. Officers had received information that Nicholas Colman-Pinning, 33, of Newport, was selling narcotics from this residence and from his vehicle to others in the Newport area. Newport officers applied for and obtained a search warrant.

During the service of the warrant, officers located evidence of drug use and sales. Newport Police deployed their Drug Detection K9, Nero, to assist with the search. Officers located and seized Heroin, Methamphetamine, Ecstasy, Psilocybin Mushrooms, digital scales, packaging material, drug records, and drug use paraphernalia. Officers also seized a large amount of cash and a vehicle.

Newport Police were assisted by Detectives from the Lincoln City Police Department, the Toledo Police Department, and the Oregon state Police.

Two persons were arrested at the scene and lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

Nicholas Colman-Pinning, 33 years of age, Newport resident

* Delivery of a Controlled Substance -- Methamphetamine
* Possession of a Controlled Substance -- Methamphetamine
* Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance -- Methamphetamine
* Delivery of a Controlled Substance -- Heroin
* Possession of a Controlled Substance -- Heroin
* Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance -- Heroin
* Possession of a Controlled Substance -- Ecstasy
* Frequenting/ Maintaining a Place Where Controlled Substances are Kept or Used

Lillian Irene Gustafson, 25 years of age, Newport resident

* Possession of a Controlled Substance -- Methamphetamine
* Frequenting/ Maintaining a Place Where Controlled Substances are Kept or Used

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Arrest of Burglary/Theft Suspect (Photo) - 01/25/18

On September 24, 2017, the business, Newport Rental, was burglarized and over $5000.00 dollars' worth of power equipment was stolen. Video footage provided the suspect's vehicle and a physical description.

The initial report with Newport Police Department contained serial numbers for the stolen articles.

The assigned detective ran the serial numbers through a database, ascertaining one of the chainsaw had been sold to a pawn shop in Lebanon, OR. The suspect was then identified as Steven B. Rouse.

Further investigation revealed ROUSE had pawned five other chainsaws throughout Oregon.

Newport Police Detective, tracked Rouse down and conducted an interview. Rouse initially denied pawing the chainsaws, then changed his statement. A close associate of Rouse, confirmed his identity on the video footage from Newport Rental.

Rouse was arrested and transported from Eugene, OR to Lincoln County Jail.

Steven B. Rouse was booked on charges of Burglary II x 2 / Theft I x 7, and Criminal Mischief. His bail was set at $455,000.00.

The Newport Police Department would like to remind our citizens to keep documentation of serial numbers and descriptions of valuable items.

If anyone has information regarding this case, contact the Newport Police Department at 541-574-3348. The Newport Police Tip Line is available at 541-574-5455, or Text-a-Tip at 541-270-1856

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Search Warrant Drug Arrest (Photo) - 01/24/18

On January 23rd, 2018, Newport Police Department served a Narcotics related search warrant at 358 SE 117th Street, South Beach, Oregon.

During the service of the warrant, five (5) subjects were arrested.

Officer's and drug detection K9, Nero, located evidence of drug use and sales. Officer's Seized Methamphetamine, digital scales, packaging material, drug records, and drug use paraphernalia.

Also, a large amount of miscellaneous property was found, which officers are trying to determine their origin.

Newport Police Officers were assisted by Lincoln City Police Department, Toledo Police Department, Oregon State Police, and Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.

Arrested at the scene and lodged in the Lincoln County Jail on the following charges are:

Heather Lyn Jellison, 43, for Delivery of a Controlled Substance -- Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance -- Methamphetamine, Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance -- Methamphetamine, and Frequenting/ Maintaining a Place Where Controlled Substances are Kept or Used

Earl Anthony Reid, 39, for Delivery of a Controlled Substance -- Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance -- Methamphetamine, Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance -- Methamphetamine

Holly D. George, 50, for Delivery of a Controlled Substance -- Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance -- Methamphetamine, Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance -- Methamphetamine, and Frequenting/ Maintaining a Place Where Controlled Substances are Kept or Used

Gilbert L. Nickerson, 46, Possession of a Controlled Substance -- Methamphetamine and Frequenting/ Maintaining a Place Where Controlled Substances are Kept or Used

James Earl Johnson, 57, for Possession of a Controlled Substance -- Methamphetamine and Frequenting/ Maintaining a Place Where Controlled Substances are Kept or Used


If anyone has information regarding this case, contact the Newport Police Department at 541-574-3348.The Newport Police Tip Line is available at 541-574-5455, or Text-a-Tip at 541-270-1856.

Assault Arrest - 01/23/18

On January 10, 2018, at 5:15pm, Newport Officers responded to a physical altercation in the parking lot of Central Lincoln PUD, 2129 N. Coast Hwy. Officers arrived and found Ronald Beck at the location. Beck was injured, and reported he was assaulted by a group of juveniles. The juveniles fled the area in a vehicle prior to Police arrival.
Officers were able to identify the owner of the suspect vehicle through a description provided by Beck. Officers conducted an investigation and identified five juveniles, ranging from 16-17 years of age that were associated with the vehicle and altercation. Officers learned the incident began when Beck confronted a juvenile driver for entering an exit only driveway on PUD property after hours. Beck and the driver exchanged words. Beck exited his vehicle and began to walk towards the vehicle. Two of the juveniles exited the vehicle and exchanged words with Beck. The juveniles approached Beck and Beck was reported to have punched one of the juveniles. The juvenile that was struck by Beck and a second juvenile physically fought with Beck. A third juvenile exited the car, and punched Beck multiple times. Beck and one of the juveniles both called 911 to report the incident.
A 16 and 17-year-old male, and a 17-year-old female were arrested and lodged in Juvenile Detention for Assault 4, Harassment, and Disorderly Conduct 2 for their involvement in the disturbance and assault. Beck was cited and released for Disorderly Conduct 2 for his role in the disturbance.

If anyone has information regarding this case, contact the Newport Police Department at 541-574-3348. The Newport Police Tip Line is available at 541-574-5455, or Text-a-Tip at 541-270-1856