Long Beach Police DepartmentOn Nov. 19 at 9:10 a.m., a report was received about a man sleeping in public bathrooms. When an officer talked to him, he said he had gone to sleep because he had been up all night. The man was advised to find another place to sleep.
At 11 a.m., Jonny E. Smith, age 40, from Long Beach was cited for violating a protection order forbidding him from harassing a neighbor.
At 10:17 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a traffic accident in downtown Ilwaco. Gene M. Lilly, age 50, from Ilwaco was cited for driving under the influence of intoxicants.
On Nov. 21 at Ilwaco High School, officers responded to a report of an assault. A 16-year-old male from Long Beach allegedly threw another student to the floor and punched him several times in the face. The injured student required medical attention. A charge of fourth-degree assault has been sent to the Prosecutor's office for filing.
On Nov. 22 at 5:30 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a local bar for an open door. After finding no one inside and after contacting a responsible party, the bar was secured and the officer departed the scene. At 9:29 a.m., a call was received from the bar that money was missing and rolls of quarters had been stolen.
On Nov. 23 at 12:08 p.m., a car being driven erratically was stopped on Spruce Street in Ilwaco. The driver obviously had some mental health issues. The car was parked and an officer drove the man home before contacting his out-of-town mother to let her know the keys to his vehicle were at the police department.
Several calls were received from a room at the Edgewater Inn in Long Beach about people in an upper room being loud and disorderly starting at 8:11 p.m. After being dispatched for the fourth time at 9:55 p.m., the gentlemen in the room who was complaining was told to either ignore the small amount of noise there was or leave the hotel.
At 11:10 p.m., LBPD and Pacific County Sheriff's deputies responded for a missing, suicidal female who had walked away from a party on Highway 101. A K-9 unit from Clatsop County and the U.S. Coast Guard also assisted. The female was eventually located in Seaview and was taken into protective custody at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Nov. 24.
At 11:30 p.m., on Advent Street in Ilwaco, the passenger window was reported broken out of a vehicle. Replacement was estimated at $980.
On Nov. 24 a car prowl was reported on Howerton Way. Items valued at more than $250 were reported stolen.
At 5 p.m., an officer contacted several juveniles who were smoking in an alley off the main street in Long Beach. A 14-year-old male admitted to having cigarettes and turned the pack over the officer. Marijuana was found in the pack. The 14-year-old was charged with marijuana possession less than/equal to 40 grams and released to his grandmother.
Several car prowls were reported around Boulevard Street, 15th Street South and Washington Street in Long Beach, with minor items taken.
Pacific County Sheriff's Department
On Nov. 26, PACNET served two search warrants in the Ilwaco area. The search warrants were the culmination of a narcotics investigation that spanned several months.
The first search warrant was served at a residence in the 100 block of Main Street southeast. The search warrant was obtained after a lengthy investigation into the sales of methamphetamine.
Sandra J. Fritz, age 52 and Joshua M. Shadday, age 32 were arrested in the home. A search of the residence revealed suspected methamphetamine, scales, packaging and cash.
Fritz was booked into Pacific County Jail for three counts of delivery of methamphetamine, and one count of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver.
Shadday was booked into Pacific County Jail for three counts of delivery of methamphetamine, one count of possession of methamphetamine and one count of possession of marijuana.
The second search warrant was served at a residence in the 100 block of East Spruce Street in Ilwaco. A search of the residence revealed suspected marijuana, packaging and suspected methamphetamine residue.
Chief Flint Wright stated, "Having a drug dealer arrested in my own neighborhood shows that it can happen anywhere. I can't thank PACNET enough."
Citizens with information about narcotics activity in Pacific County are encouraged to contact Deputy Rich Byrd at 642-9459 or Deputies Pat Matlock and Jim Bergstrom at 360-875-9440.