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Newport High School Activity - 04/24/19

On April 24th, 2019 at approximately 10:00 a.m. the Newport High School will be participating in an event, organized by School Resource Officer Thomas Lekas and the Newport High School Leadership Team. The event will involve brief periods of music, loud noise, and a loud boom.  The event is scheduled to last about 30 minutes.  Full details of the exercise will be released at the conclusion of the event.   

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Drug Arrest (Photo) - 04/03/19

On March 30, 2019, after an extensive investigation, the Newport Police Department served a search warrant on a residence located in Seal Rock, OR.

The warrant was obtained as a result of an ongoing narcotic and counterfeiting investigation involving Lincoln County residents, Jordan Morlok and Corrina Antonuccio, who were selling large amounts of methamphetamine and heroin throughout Lincoln County.  Both subjects were also passing counterfeit bills at area businesses.   

As a result of the warrant service, Officers located commercial quantities of both heroin and methamphetamine, packaging materials, digital scales, manufacturing equipment, three firearms, legitimate US Currency, and $10,000 in Counterfeit 100 dollar bills.  

Morlok and Antonuccio were lodged at the Lincoln County Jail on the following charges: Delivery of Heroin, Manufacture of Heroin, Possession of Heroin, Delivery of Methamphetamine, Manufacture of Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Felon in Possession of a Firearm x3, Forgery I, and Possession of a Forged Instrument.

Newport Police drug detection K9 Nero, Toledo Police Department and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the execution of this warrant. 

The Newport Police Department wants to remind our citizens to continue to report suspicious activities. The Newport Police Tip Line is available at 541-574-5455, or Text-a-Tip at 541-270-1856 or tipline@newportpolice.net. If you have any information regarding this case, contact Officer Humphreys of the Newport Police Department at 541-574-3348.

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Newport Police Department Citizens' Academy - 04/01/19

The Newport Police Department is pleased to announce it will be hosting its sixth Citizens’ Police Academy.  The Citizens’ Police Academy provides an exciting opportunity for community members to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of the local law enforcement. Students will learn directly from our police personnel on such topics as Police Administration, Patrol Procedures, Criminal Investigations, Officer Safety & Defensive Tactics, Use of Deadly Force with a Firearms Training segment, Internal Affairs Investigations, and more.  It is designed to give the participants an overview of the various aspects of the Newport Police Department's function and operational procedures.

The Academy is ten consecutive weeks, meeting every Tuesday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Applicants must be 16 years of age or older to attend the Citizens’ Academy. A background check will be conducted to confirm eligibility. Class size is limited to 25 participants.  Acceptance is based upon qualifications and background. There is no cost to participate in the Citizens’ Academy. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2019. 

The Newport Police Citizens’ Academy is scheduled to begin on April 23, 2019 and conclude on June 25, 2019.  Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the Newport Police Department at 541-574-3348 to learn more. Applications may be picked up at the Police Department at City Hall, 169 SW Coast Highway in Newport, or online at http://newportoregon.gov/dept/npd/cpa.asp.

Barricaded Subjects - 04/01/19

At approximately 2:00am on March 31st, 2019 Officers from the Newport Police Department were dispatched to the Shilo Inn on a report of two males illegally entering an unoccupied hotel room. Upon arrival, officers attempted to contact the males, but found they had barricaded themselves inside the room by placing furniture against the door to prevent entry.

The officers, assisted by Shilo employees, were able to remove some of the furniture and unlock the door. 25-year-old Newport resident, Daniel Casey, was immediately located and detained without incident. The other male had further barricaded himself inside the bathroom and refused to come out. Officers used a battering ram to gain entry to the bathroom, where they located and detained 24-year-old Newport resident Tylor Dixon.

Dixon and Casey were charged with Burglary in the First Degree, a Class-A Felony. Dixon was also charged with Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, a Class-C Felony, for the damage he caused to the interior of the bathroom while trying to break down a wall to escape into an adjoining room.