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Newport Police Advisory Committee Releases Community Questionnaire - 10/11/21

The Newport Police Advisory Committee is seeking input from residents and visitors regarding the service level of the Newport Police Department.  The duties of the Police Advisory Committee shall include, but not be limited to, advising and making recommendations via the Police Chief on issues concerning public safety and police services within the city.

You do not need to be a resident of Newport to take the 16-question survey.  You may come into contact with multiple law enforcement agencies, but please answer the questions thinking only about the Newport Police Department. Please indicate your response to each item by selecting the appropriate answer based on your feelings, opinions, and experiences. You may skip any survey items you do not feel comfortable responding to or know how to answer, but we encourage you to respond to as many items as possible. Participation in the survey is confidential.  The Police Advisory Committee appreciates your time and participation.

The survey is available electronically at or in person at Newport City Hall, Library, Rec Center, and 60+ Center.  The survey is available through Nov. 10, 2021. 

The survey results are scheduled for review at the October 27, 2021 Police Advisory Committee meeting.  The meeting will be available on the City’s website at, or Charter cable channel 190.

Questions may be directed to Peggy Hawker, at, or at 541.574.0613.

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Burglary 1 / Criminal Mischief / Violation Court Order - 09/29/21

Location:               908 NE Fogarty St, Newport

Date/Time:             September 28th, 2021 @ 1730 Hours

Arrested:               Adin Byron KIMBALL, 29yoa, NEWPORT, OR

Details: On September 28th, 2021, at about 10:00am, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Tactical team served a Writ of eviction on KIMMBALL at 908 NE Fogarty Street, Newport, Oregon. KIMBALL had made previous threats of harm prior to this event leading to the use of the tactical team to remove KIMBALL from the residence. Kimball left the residence without incident.

At about 5:30p.m., the Newport Police Department was advised that KIMBALL was back at the residence and several witnesses observed Kimball break back into the residence.

Newport officers arrived and attempted contact with KIMBALL inside the residence. Officers could hear someone inside the residence and witnesses positively identified KIMBALL as the person who had entered the residence.

After about 10 minutes of knocking and announcing, KIMBALL opened the front door and began a heated dialogue with Officers. KIMBALL was not compliant and advised officers he was within his rights to be at the residence (despite the writ served to him from the courts earlier in the day ordering him to vacate the premises). KIMBALL retreated back into the residence and reappeared outside brandishing a claw hammer in his hand.

Newport Officers began talking to KIMBALL, who was now standing in the driveway of the residence, trying to get him to drop the weapon and to surrender. KIMBALL refused to comply and a requested was made for additional Officers. The Lincoln County Sheriffs’ Office patrol deputies and a K9 unit arrived to assist. After a few more minutes of talking with KIMBALL, he decided to drop the hammer and surrender without incident.

KIMBALL was taken into custody and lodged at the Lincoln County Jail for the following charges; Burglary 1, Criminal Trespass 1, Criminal Mischief 2, Theft of Services, and Violation of a Court Order.

The Newport Police Department wants to thank our vigilant citizens for reporting this incident and 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 If you have any information regarding this case, contact Officer Bales of the Newport Police Department at 541-574-3348.