LONG BEACH/ILWACO - It must be Spring Break time. Long Beach Police Department officers were up to their ears last week with calls. They issued a number of citations and arrested and booked four people into Pacific County Jail.
More than $1,500 worth of items were reported taken after a vehicle prowl reported at 12:16 p.m. March 27 in the 500 block of N. Boulevard in Long Beach.
At 3:45 p.m. March 27, a report was received that someone was shooting cats in the Sahalee area of Ilwaco.
Justin C. Holder, 23, from Ocean Park, was cited for violation of an anti-harassment order after a call at 1:15 p.m. March 28 in the 1800 block of N. Pacific Highway in Long Beach.
Richard C. Hiatt, 59, from Aloha, Ore., was cited twice for disorderly conduct on March 28 in the 1700 block of N. Oregon St. in Long Beach. The first call was at 4 p.m. when someone reported Hiatt allegedly was on his porch pointing a handgun at a neighboring residence. LBPD was called again at 5 p.m. when Hiatt had allegedly been yelling profanities at the same residence.
A bank in Long Beach reported at 5 p.m. March 30 that a man had cashed four forged checks. An LBPD officer arrested and booked Charles L. Hale, 20, from Ocean Park for four counts of forgery and second-degree theft. Hale provided police with a written confession and said he and Jared Tuom, 19, from Long Beach, had found checks in a junked vehicle and tried to cash them. Tuon was arrested and booked for one count of forgery and third-degree theft. The two had cashed four checks with a total value of more than $900 before they were arrested.
Edward L. Hill II, 19, from Ocean Park, was arrested and booked for four counts of violation of a protection order at 5 p.m. March 30.
A purse was reported taken from a Long Beach business at 6 p.m. March 30.
Shaunana L. Stickler, 27, from Long Beach, was cited for a hit-and-run incident in downtown Long Beach at 5:30 p.m. March 31.
A group of people were asked to leave a Long Beach motel after a report of disorderly conduct at 1:30 a.m. April 1.
A fight in progress involving several people was reported at 12:42 a.m. April 1 at the Long Beach Tavern. LBPD, Pacific County Sheriff's Office deputies and Washington State Patrol troopers responded to the call. James H. Smith, 40, from Auburn, and Joseph A. Lingle, 29, from Battle Ground, were cited for fourth-degree assault in the incident and, according to the police report, several other people were told by officers they could be arrested and booked for obstructing officers. During the same incident, Lawana D. Lingle, 45, from Amboy, was booked for third-degree assault, resisting arrest and obstructing a public servant after she kicked an LBPD officer in the shin as he was trying to arrest her.
A "prayer bench" with candles, figurines and a sign reading "Pay to Pray" was reported on a side street in downtown Long Beach at 9 a.m. April 1. A bowl on the bench contained about $2 in change.
Two bicycles valued at about $300 each were reported stolen from a home in the 1600 block of N. Pacific Highway in Long Beach at 7:10 p.m. April 1.
A man allegedly exposed himself at the Long Beach Tavern at 1:45 a.m. April 2. He was asked to leave.
Fireworks were reported in the Vandalia area at 8:40 p.m. April 2.