Rainier Police Department

Rainier Police Department and Columbia County Sheriff's Office.

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

Oct. 26

• An officer investigated a report of a restraining order violation. The suspect was cooperative and turned themselves in at the jail.

David Smith, 37, of Rainier, was taken into custody and lodged at the jail on four outstanding warrants.

Oct. 27

• An officer was assisting a disabled motorist that was blocking traffic on Highway 30. Another motorist, stopped for the patrol car, and was subsequently rear-ended by another vehicle. There were no injuries and no citations were issued.

• A caller reported a barking dog. An officer parked near the residence for a while and did not hear anything.

• A business alarm was accidentally set off.

Oct. 29

• An officer responded to a two-vehicle, non-injury accident. No citations were issued.

• An officer responded to a residential alarm. The homeowner was leaning over and unknowingly their key fob activated the alarm, much to the surprise of the resident.

• An officer responded to a business alarm. The building was found to be secure. 

Oct. 30

• A citizen reported some damage to their door knob when they believe that an unknown subject attempted to break into their residence.

• A caller was concerned that her son and his girlfriend were having a domestic disturbance. Apparently, the man was upset that his girlfriend would not get out of his truck. Peace was restored.

Oct. 31

• An officer responded to a business alarm. The building was found to be secure.

• A man was at a business, reportedly ‘whacked out’, claiming his vehicle was stolen. An officer was able to determine that the man had ridden in a vehicle with a woman who was still there. The couple agreed to get into their car and voluntarily leave.

• A report of a road hazard on West B Street turned out to be a dead opossum. It was not creating hazardous driving conditions. 

Nov. 1

• A welfare check was requested after a caller saw a man on the bridge that was looking over. The man was contacted and told the officer he did not want to hurt himself. He was walking to Portland and had stopped to look at the view from the bridge.

• An officer checked on two suspicious people in a residential neighborhood. The couple had run out of gas and a resident gave them a little money for gas to get them out of the area.

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