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A 24 year-old Seaside man is facing serious charges after attempting to escape from officers in a car with his girlfriend and the couples’ infant child as unwilling passengers.

Seaside police were responding to a report shortly after 8:00 pm Wednesday of a disturbance at a home in the 1300 block of Second Avenue and discovered the subjects of that disturbance were, by that time, in a vehicle leaving the area.

Police report they stopped the vehicle and asked the occupants to get out and talk about the reported disturbance but instead the driver, Christopher Rogich of Seaside, fled with a female passenger.  Police didn’t discover that there was also an infant in the suspect vehicle until Rogich finally stopped along the Young’s Bay Bridge near Astoria.

An accused drug dealer and his partner attempted to escape capture and throw evidence over the side of the Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport as police were giving chase Tuesday night.

Deputies of the Clatsop County Sheriff's Office performed a traffic stop on Highway 101, near Highway 104, in Warrenton. The suspect vehicle and the occupants were the subjects of an ongoing drug investigation. Deputies executed a search warrant on the vehicle and one of the passengers, Antonio Silva-Garcia (45). Later, deputies also executed search warrant at Garcia's residence, located in Emerald Heights, in Astoria.

In the early morning hours of April 18, 2017, Clatsop County Sheriff's Office and Seaside Police Department executed a search warrant located at the 222 3rd Avenue Apartment complex.

The search warrant resulted after an investigation of drug trafficking was conducted by Clatsop County Sheriff's Office. Methamphetamine, Heroin, numerous prescription pills and a handgun were located inside the residence.

Astoria is getting very serious about property owners that violate city land use rules.  Fees now double for construction work completed before zoning approvals.  In addition, the city council has availed itself new powers to revoke permits, seek injunction procedures, and pursue legal action in Municipal or State Circuit Court when property owners don’t follow all the rules.

 

The Astoria City Council got a close-up look at the new fire trucks the city has purchased to replace aging equipment.  Fire Chief Ted Ames, who Mayor Arline LaMear called a "proud papa", and department drivers brought the new ladder truck and the new pumper truck down to city hall Monday night.

Astoria’s new rules aimed at streamlining the process and encouraging more residents to consider adding accessory dwelling units to existing homes was passed the city council Monday night. Councilor Price was the lone no vote as she was for the first reading.  Price objects to the provision in city code that permits accessory dwelling units as an outright use in some residential zones without further review.

The Astoria City Council Monday evening voted to name the pond in Mill Pond Village after the man responsible for the redevelopment of the property.  Art DeMuro was just 57 when he lost his battle with cancer and died on September 8, 2012 but he left his mark as a respected and successful historic preservationist and a leader in community revitalization in Oregon.  Amongst his many achievement’s Astoria’s Mill Pond Village was an important one for the town.

                            Construction and new program development is moving right along for Astoria's latest offering in high tech cancer care.

The CMH/OHSU Knight Cancer Center is taking shape on the former Astoria High School football field and Columbia Memorial reports in an update that while that building is under construction the programs and workflow for those staffers is taking shape as well.

The Clatsop County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday honored Volunteer of the Year recipients for 2016 and recognized the more than 500 citizens who donate their time to the county. The board approved a proclamation declaring April 23-29 to be Volunteer Week in Clatsop County and presented certificates of appreciation to this year’s recipients.

In 2016, 518 volunteers provided a total of 17,940 hours of service to the county, representing a value of $422,655.

The recent forcible removal of a United Airlines ticketed passenger on a flight from Chicago to Louisville Kentucky has prompted serious questions from a group of Democrat U.S Senators including Oregon’s Ron Wyden regarding airline policies and procedures.

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