LONG BEACH/ILWACO - Long Beach Police Department officers were deluged with calls last week, from assaults and fights to a cold burglary case.
An officer responded to a report of a burglary in progress at 3 a.m. March 11 at a coffee stand in Ilwaco and caught an Oregon man in the act. John A. Owens, 36,no hometown available,the suspect in the case, was booked at Pacific County Jail for second-degree burglary and second-degree theft and for possession of burglary tools. Owens also had a $50,000 burglary warrant from Oregon.
On March 6 at 4:45 p.m. a woman came to the LBPD office to say she had been assaulted the previous day when she had tried to stop a fight in the vicinity of 16th and Washington streets. She said another person had shattered a glass in her face, requiring nine stitches. She also said the person who drove her to the hospital had run over another person twice. No one involved wanted to press charges, according to the police report.
A verbal argument was reported at 5 p.m. March 6 in Long Beach.
A fight in progress was reported at 6 p.m. March 6 at N.E. Sixth and Washington streets in Long Beach over the removal of a vehicle, which later turned out to be parked legally. "All parties were separated, and not very willingly," according to the report.
An assault was reported at 7 p.m. March 8 at Pioneer Road in Long Beach. Charges will be filed with the city prosecutor for fourth-degree assault against Jason E. Cothren, 29, from Ilwaco.
A report was received of a man making animal noises at a bus stop in Ilwaco at 1:30 p.m. March 9. An officer told the man it was his constitutional right to crow like a rooster at the bus stop and asked him, "for the sake of peace to stop," according to the report. The man agreed to stop.
A report of a possible arson fire at 5 p.m. March 9 in the 100 block of S.E. Fifth St. in Long Beach proved to be unfounded. At 6:30 p.m., a call was reported at the same location from a woman who said she was going to burn down the house and, if the police came, she would kill them. She continued to dial 911 and when an officer attempted to stop her, she broke a plate and began "to speak in gibberish." She was taken into protective custody.
A Play Station was reported stolen March 8 in the 600 block of S. Pacific Highway in Long Beach.
A man was removed from a meeting on March 11 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ilwaco Heritage Museum. The man promised not to return to the meeting.
A man who had been stopped in Ilwaco at 2:15 p.m. March 12 for driving with a suspended license was cited and released on drug offenses after a search of his vehicle. Lorenzo J. Mata, 20, of Chinook was cited for possession of less than 40 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Two marijuana pipes were allegedly found in the car.
A one-car accident was reported at 12:40 a.m. Monday on the Loop 100 road near Discovery Heights. An officer found a totalled vehicle with blood inside but no driver. Washington State Patrol investigated the incident and found the driver at his Ilwaco home. The driver said he had lost control of his vehicle, blacked out and, when he came to, hewalked home. He was taken to Ocean Beach Hospital for treatment of cuts and scrapes.
An attempted assault was reported at 1:30 a.m. Monday in Ilwaco after a man asked a resident for a place to sleep, then began yelling and attempting to hit him.