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OSP Detectives Arrest St. Helens Man For Sex Crimes

Hinkle was a formerly employed as a Columbia County Sheriff's Deputy.

(Woodburn, Oregon) - Former Columbia County deputy John Lawrence Hinkle Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division detectives arrested a St. Helens man today on multiple sex crimes.

According to Detective Matt Beeson, allegations of sex abuse were made on Thursday May 5th. An investigation began and today at approximately 8:00 PM, an arrest was made in Woodburn.

Read Full Article (Apr-21-2011 19:54)

County Advisory Group for Forestry to Meet May 6

(Salem, Oregon) - Oregon Department of Forestry A group of commissioners representing Oregon counties that in the past deeded forestland to the State for management will meet on Friday, May 6, in Salem.

Read Full Article (Nov-29-2010 20:53)

Reward Offered to Help Solve Unlawful Shooting of 3 Elk Near Clatsop / Columbia County Line

(SALEM, Ore.) - Poached Elk Near Clatsop / Columbia County Line Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division (OSP) troopers from the Astoria Area Command office are asking for the public's help to identify the suspect(s) responsible for illegally shooting three elk and leaving them to waste near borders of Clatsop and Columbia counties.

Read Full Article (Oct-18-2010 12:53)

Columbia County Sheriff`s Deputies Respond To Shots Fired

(ST. HELENS, Ore.) - Officers entering the Hods Lane Property Columbia County Sheriff's deputies responding today to a shots fired call at a domestic disturbance near St. Helens took one female suspect into custody, and a male victim was transported to Emanuel Hospital with gunshot wounds.

Columbia 911 Dispatch notified the Sheriff's Office of the shooting at 10:04 a.m. Responding deputies found Daniel H. McMillen, 34, with gunshot wounds to his shoulder, face and neck and surrounded the trailer he shares with Alisha R. VanDolah 28, Hods Lane near St. Helens.

Read Full Article (Jan-07-2010 16:39)

Police Standoff Ends With Wanted Subject in Custody

"This was a textbook operation of how to quickly bring a situation under control when you have the resources to do it" - Columbia County Sheriff Jeff Dickerson

(RANIER, Ore.) - 49-year old Greg Richard Wilson of Rainier is a suspect in the attempted murder of a 29-year old St. Helens man. With the help of two tactical teams responding to an area known for drugs and violence in Northwest Columbia County, a man wanted on three felony charges -- including attempted murder -- was taken into custody after a three-hour standoff.

Greg Richard Wilson, 49, Rainier surrendered to sheriff's deputies after tactical team members introduced a chemical agent into the trailer in which he was hiding. Wilson is now in custody in the Columbia County Jail.

Read Full Article (Mar-19-2009 10:59)

UPDATE: One in Custody over Fatal Columbia County Shooting

The victim is 29-year old Darrell K. Schoonover lf Vernonia.

(BIRKENFELD, Ore.) - Homicide scene in Columbia County, Oregon 3-19-09 The Columbia County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a reported shooting in the Birkenfeld area this morning at 1:06 a.m.

This is a rural location in northwest Columbia County near the Clatsop County line. Responding deputies and officers found one person dead at the scene.

Read Full Article (Feb-02-2009 22:47)

Police Investigate Double Homicide in Columbia County

The investigation is ongoing and few details have been confirmed at this point by police.

(SCAPOOSE, Ore.) - Homicide investigation The Columbia County Sheriff's Office has identified the bodies of two adults found dead in their home a mile south of Scappoose earlier today.

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