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Criminal Impersonation of a Peace Officer - 12/04/17

At approximately 11:05pm on December 3rd, 2017, Newport Police Department was alerted to a person impersonating an officer in the South Beach area. The victim notified police they had been driving southbound near SW 116th St., when they were stopped an unmarked vehicle. The vehicle was equipped with red and white flashing lights in the windshield and a spotlight near the area of the driver side door.

The victim stated a male subject approached her vehicle and shined a flashlight in her face. The victim, believing they had pulled over by police, produced standard required documentation and handed them to the suspect. The suspect asked the victims where they were headed. When the victim answered, the suspect became rude.

The suspect went to his car, and the victim used her cell phone to call a friend. When the suspect returned, the victim asked the suspect his name. The suspect responded by grabbing the victim's phone and throwing it back inside her vehicle along with her documentation. The suspect returned to his vehicle, made a U-Turn, and sped away northbound.

No suspect description is available.

Newport Police are asking for assistance in locating the suspect. If you observed the stop, or have any information, please contact Officer Jon Humphreys at 541-574-3348.
The Newport Police Tip Line is also available at 541-574-2455 or text-a-tip at 541-270-1856.

Deceased female found on beach near Newport **Update** - 11/28/17

The 37-year-old female found on the beach, near Agate Beach Wayside in Newport on November 25, 2017, has been identified as Seattle, WA resident Anne Stifter. Next of kin has been notified.

An autopsy was conducted on November 27, 2017 by the State Medical Examiner's Office in Portland. No signs of trauma were identified. Investigators are awaiting toxicology results before determining cause of death.

**end of updated**

Domestic Distrubance/Resisting Arrest/Attempted Assault on a Public Safety Officer (Photo) - 11/15/17

On November 13th, 2017 at approximately 12:20am, Newport Police Department responded to a Domestic Disturbance at the 400 block of NW Brook. The victim and neighbors reported that Trevor J. Hull, 24 of Newport, was intoxicated and had physically assaulted and verbally threatened the victim while holding their 5- month-old infant.

Hull resisted being taken into custody and began physically fighting with the officers. After a lengthy struggle, Officer detained Hull in handcuffs, where he continued to be combative by yelling, kicking the inside of the vehicle, and head-butting the interior window.

Hull was transported to the Lincoln County Jail and lodged on the following charges:

?NLG~ Assault 4th Degree (Felony)
?NLG~ Resisting Arrest
?NLG~ Disorderly Conduct
?NLG~ Menacing
?NLG~ Harassment
?NLG~ Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree
?NLG~ Assault on Public Safety Officer

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact the Newport Police Department at 541-574-3348 or text-a-tip at 541-270-1856

Attached Media Files: Hull.jpg