It was a busy week as usual for LBPD. Some of the cases they handled included the following:
On July 14 at 3:25 p.m. an officer was called to Ocean Beach Hospital for a case of possible adult abuse by a caregiver. The person at the hospital would not tell the officer how she got hurt and the caregiver said she was not sure how it happened either. A report will be filed with the appropriate authorities for further investigation.
At 7 p.m. on the west end of 5th Street, officers responded to a report of a group of male juveniles shooting BB guns and trying to hit deer they were chasing in a field near the dunes. The officers located the group, who were on private property, and found they were using airsoft pellets, which are plastic, not metal BBs, and that the airsoft guns had the bright orange tips on them as required by federal law. The officers cautioned the youth not to chase deer or point the guns at anyone not playing with them.
At 3:31 a.m. on July 15 in the 900 block of North Pacific Hwy., someone ripped out the air conditioning unit and entered the security room of a business. They removed all the videos from the surveillance machines. Upon leaving that room and entering another room, they set off the motion alarms. They then fled out a back door. Nothing was taken in the break-in.
At 11:45 p.m. a domestic violence incident was reported on Ocean Beach Boulevard. Officers arrived and booked Scott E. Johnson, 40, from Portland, Ore., for domestic violence fourth-degree assault. While one officer was retrieving a cell phone from Johnson's vehicle, he detected the odor of marijuana. A search warrant was obtained and marijuana was located. Johnson was then cited for possession of less than 40 grams of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
At 2:50 a.m. on July 16, officers were called for a large disturbance at a motel in Long Beach. WSP assisted. Upon arrival officers found one person who required aid for a cut thumb. Another man ran into a room and refused to come out. Jason E. Bost, age 29, was eventually arrested for an outstanding felony warrant from Cowlitz County and transported to jail.
Malicious mischief was reported at 8:48 a.m. at a local business in Long Beach. A large window had been broken, but there were no signs of anything missing.
At 5 p.m. a man reported that he has been having solar-powered lawn lights left on his lawn and porch.
On July 17 at 12:08 a.m. a woman reportedly had left her electric scooter in a bike rack while she used the bathroom at a local tavern. When she came out the scooter was gone along with her wallet, which was in the "trunk" of the scooter. The woman had the keys in her possession. At 8:30 a.m. the scooter was found in a field in the 1500 block of Boulevard North. The ignition wires had been soldered together. The wallet was not found.