Banks, COLUMN, Crime

Banks January 2023 Police Log

Theft – NW Main St – An unknown suspect broke into a car and stole the victim’s purse while she was parked next to a local business.

Disturbance – NW Main St – Deputies were dispatched to a fight at the Banks Billiards. Deputies arrived on scene to find that several people had been fighting inside the bar spilling out into Main Street. The person believed to have started the fight was gathered up and driven away from the scene prior to deputies arriving. Several people were injured during the fracas, suffering blackeyes and bruises. Deputy Pope later followed up on the brawl and arrested the instigator.

Overdose – Deputies were called to assist Banks Fire Department with a reported cardiac arrest. Deputies arrived on scene and began life saving efforts with medical personnel. During the investigation, deputies learned that the patient had taken fentanyl. The patient was transported to a local hospital where they later died.

Property – NW Main St – A local business owner found two fairly large paintings leaning against the outside of their building. The business owner called to report what they had found, believing that the paintings may be stolen. Deputies later responded and seized the paintings as found property and entered them into WCSO evidence for safe keeping.

Warrant Service – NW Main St – At about 1230hr, a passerby called police to request a welfare check on a female that was walking down the middle of Main St. When deputies arrived they found the female safely on the sidewalk talking with a resident. The female refused a ride to a MAX Station and said she would walk to Jim’s and ask for a ride from someone else. About 1930hr, employees with Jim’s Thriftway called in to request a welfare check on the same female and to have her trespassed from the property. Deputies arrived on scene and spoke with the female again. This time the deputies were able identify her and found out that she had several valid warrants for her arrest. The female was taken into custody and transported to the Washington County Jail where she was lodged.

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Chas Hundley is the editor of the Banks Post and sister news publications the Gales Creek Journal and the Salmonberry Magazine. He grew up in Gales Creek and has a cat.

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