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Police recover property stolen in recent thefts - 01/19/18

From January 14 through January 17, 2018 Lincoln City Police Officers have been investigating numerous thefts from vehicles, businesses, and residences, including the theft of emergency equipment from a North Lincoln Fire and Rescue command vehicle.

On January 17, 2018 Grand Ronde Tribal Police contacted a vehicle at the Seaway Market in connection with a shots fired call that originated in the Tillamook County section of Hwy 18. Arrested from the vehicle were Tracy Davis, Devyn Hopkins, and Ethan Parkin, who were all lodged at the Polk County Jail.

Grand Ronde Tribal Police served a search warrant on the vehicle and recovered numerous items taken in car clouts and mail thefts from the Lincoln City area. After being contacted by the Grand Ronde Tribal Police, Officer Tim Delugach responded to assist with the search warrant. Items recovered from the vehicle included a radio, Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), and equipment taken from North Lincoln Fire and Rescue, tools taken from two different vehicles in the Taft area of town, and mail taken from the Oceanlake area of town. All recovered items were returned to their owners, but numerous items are still missing from these cases.

The thefts of these items occurred from approximately late night Sunday January 14th to the morning of Wednesday January 17th. Other items were found in the vehicle that are not currently tied to any reported thefts.

If you have experienced a theft during this time frame, or have any information on the cases mentioned, please contact Officer Delugach or the Lincoln City Police Department at 541 994-3636.

We would like to remind everyone to lock vehicle and building doors, and not to leave valuables in vehicles. LCPD is grateful for the superb inter-agency support from Grand Ronde Tribal Police and their help in recovering the stolen items.

Update: Driver Dies after Vehicle Submerged in Roll Over Crash - 12/27/17

UPDATE: Lincoln City Police regret to report that Edward Bolton Jr. succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash. He had been transported to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital initially. He was being transferred to another hospital in the Portland area by ambulance but passed away before arriving.

On 12-22-17 about 1:40PM Lincoln City Police responded to a report of a roll over crash on NE East Devils Lake Road approximately 1/2 mile east of SE Port in Lincoln City. Officers found a 1998 Ford Ranger pickup upside down and partially submerged in the water on the north side of East Devils Lake Rd.

Officers Storm, Burke, Smith, and Anderson immediately entered the water to assist three witnesses who were attempting to extricate the occupants of the vehicle. North Lincoln Fire and Rescue units arrived to assist a few minutes later. Two people were then extricated from the pickup. The driver Edward Bolton Jr. age 47, of Grand Ronde was unconscious and transported to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital and is listed in critical condition. The passenger, Murae Van Ras, age 24, of Lincoln City was also transported to SNLH with minor injuries and possible hypothermia.

In addition to the outstanding team effort made in this rescue by police and fire, the Lincoln City Police would like to recognize the heroic efforts of the three witnesses. They not only stayed on scene, but placed themselves at risk by entering the icy waters to assist. They helped keep Van Ras calm, until rescuers could extricate her.

The Lincoln County Major Crash Team was activated and assisted in analyzing evidence at the scene of the crash. This team is made up of personnel from the Oregon State Police, Newport PD, Lincoln County SO, Toledo PD, and ODOT.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Officer Liden at the Lincoln City Police Dept. at 541-994-3636.