Long Beach Police Department

On March 21 at 9:37 a.m., an employee at a business at the Port of Ilwaco reported that someone pointed a laser at another staff member leaving work the night before. 

On March 22 at 5:03 p.m., after a 12-year-old male allegedly touched a six-year-old female inappropriately, the female then jumped on the male scratching and hitting him in the face and “made him bleed.” Authorities were contacted, as were the parents/guardians of the two kids. 

At 6:25 p.m., someone with an injured duck that had been hit by a car flagged a LBPD officer down to help with the bird. 

On March 23 at 7:51 p.m., malicious mischief was alleged in Culbertson skate park after a skateboard, valued at about $200, had been broken in half by kids at the park. Two boys were contacted and allegedly admitted to the incident. The families will work together to resolve the issue.

On March 24 at 1 p.m., an Ilwaco resident reported a lot of items had been taken from an unlocked garage.

Threats between students were alleged at 2 p.m., at the middle/high school. The victim’s parents did not want police involvement at the time of the incident.

At 8:55 p.m., John C. Swope Jr., age 48, from Long Beach was arrested and booked into Pacific County Jail for domestic violence fourth-degree assault.

On March 25 at 3:54 a.m., a nearby resident reported hearing strange animal noises coming from behind Long Beach Elementary School. Upon officer arrival, a small black bear was found in a trap, and the mother bear outside the trap. The Department of Fish and Wildlife was contacted and verified it was their live trap. All the school garbage cans had been dumped and garbage was strewn everywhere. The wildlife officer noted the bear would be removed before school started, which occurred.

Unauthorized use of a credit card was reported from Long Beach at 10:45 a.m.

At 1:37 p.m., a woman on a rented moped crashed it and was transported to the hospital with possible injuries.

At 8:03 p.m., a charge of fourth-degree assault was sent to the prosecutor’s office on Monica R. Mata, age 21, from Ilwaco, as a result of a CPS referral.

Pacific County Sheriff’s Department

March 20 — At 11:24 a.m., someone reported a fishing vessel possibly sinking. The Coast Guard had received no distress calls as of 11:31 a.m.

A hit-and-run incident was reported at 4:13 p.m.

At 6:54 p.m., the theft of a case of beer from a refrigerator on a locked porch was reported.

At 9:01 p.m., a woman reported leaving her wallet on top her car when in Seaview and evidently drove off forgetting it was there. The wallet contained cash and credit cards as well as numerous other items.

March 21 — Vandalism to bales of hay wrapped in plastic was reported at 10:26 a.m.

A narcotics complaint was received from Ilwaco at 1 p.m.

March 22 — A burglary in progress was reported in Ocean Park at 1:07 a.m. The suspects left in a light colored truck.

Telephone harassment was reported at 8:06 a.m.

A structure fire was reported in Bay Center at 4:39 p.m.

March 23 — More than $6,000 was allegedly stolen from a bank account at 10:32 a.m.

At 11:18 a.m., someone reported a male allegedly threw a female from a vehicle and took off leaving her laying alongside the road.

The theft of thousands of dollars worth of items was alleged from a moving company at 11:38 a.m.

At 1:53 p.m., near Smith Creek, someone alleged a sick or injured cow had reportedly been down in a field for a couple days with no one apparently helping it.

At 5:32 p.m., a home burglary was reported in Ocean Park. The home’s front door was standing open and a lock had been cut off a shed and the door was open on it also.

March 24 — An unconscious male was reported laying by a drop box in Ocean Park at 7:18 p.m.

March 25 — Two tires were slashed on a vehicle at 11:27 a.m.

A counterfeit $10 bill was received in Seaview at 9:03 p.m.

March 26 — Theft of wood was reported at 11:53 p.m.

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