The police blotter relates to the public record of incidents as reported by law enforcement agencies. All individuals arrested or charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Information printed is preliminary and subject to change.
Rainier Police Department
A caller reported that they were having ongoing issues with juveniles driving by their house screaming obscenities. The juveniles were talked to and denied yelling at the reporting party and agreed not to drive by the house any more.
A male juvenile was reported as a runaway. He later returned home.
An officer checked on a reportedly suspicious vehicle. The vehicle checked out okay.
A cell phone and credit card were turned in as found property. Both items were returned to the owner.
Hypodermic needles were left behind in the parking lot of Dollar General. An officer picked up the needles and safely disposed them.
An officer was dispatched to a disturbance in the parking lot of Grocery Outlet. The couple was having a verbal argument and peace was restored.
Tools and a gaming monitor were stolen from a garage on Fox Street.
Officers responded to a panic alarm. A medical alert necklace was activated on accident.
An air compressor was taken from a car port.
An officer assisted a motorist in getting their vehicle to a safe location.
An officer went to check on two suspicious vehicles that were occupied and had been in a parking lot for a prolonged period of time. The occupants of one vehicle said they were homeless and making arrangements to leave the area. The other vehicle had departed before the officer arrived.
A caller reported that a neighboring dog had been at large multiple times and was looking for love in all the wrong places. The Casanova Canine was referred to animal control.
Three counterfeit $100 bills were found in the parking lot of Grocery Outlet. The bills were destroyed.
A caller reported 3 dogs that had been barking for a prolonged period of time on East 2nd Street. The call was referred to animal control.
Officers responded to a report of a possible intoxicated person. The person was fine.
A female juvenile was reported as a runaway. She was located.
Blotters from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office were not immediately available at press time.