The Scappoose Police Department offers 24 hour police coverage to the citizens of Scappoose and, when requested, assistance to other area law enforcement agencies. Chief Norm Miller was named as head of the department in 2014, after working as an officer since 1999. Officers with Scappoose PD respond to a variety of calls every week, including public assistance calls, welfare checks, to investigate traffic issues (including motor vehicle crashes) and to investigate alarms, among other calls.
The department accepts applications for the police reserve program and is heavily involved in the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program.
During the week of March 14- March 20, officers responded to a variety of calls, which are outlined below.
March 14— 51000 block of SE Hood View Drive – Police took a report of Theft III.
March 15— SW Havlik Drive near SW Old Portland Road— Officers responded to an injury traffic crash.
March 16— St. Helens Federal Credit Union, Columbia River Highway—Police responded to an audible alarm.
March 16— 33000 block of Santosh Street — Officers took a report of a violation of a stalking order.
March 16— Scappoose Municipal Court — Annette Barsness, 48, was arrested on charges of contempt of court. She was booked and lodged in the Columbia County Jail.
March 16—Columbia River Highway near SW E.M. Watts Road— After a traffic stop, a female juvenile was booked and released on charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants. Shane Lepper, 21, was a passenger in the vehicle. Lepper was arrested on an outstanding Columbia County Circuit Court warrant. Robert Kvanduch, 18, was cited and released on a charge of minor in possession of alcohol; two female juvenile passengers were also cited for minor in possession of alcohol.
March 18 — Scappoose Middle School— Officers responded to a call regarding two juveniles.
March 19 — NE 2nd Street near NE Williams Street —Following a traffic crash, George Winston, 70, was cited for no operator’s license and driving uninsured. Police impounded his vehicle.
March 19— NW EJ Smith Road near SW 4th Street —After a traffic crash, Cassidy Lieberman was cited for unlawful possession of marijuana, open container, violation of the speed limit (driving 50 in a 25 mph zone), driving while suspended and driving uninsured. Lieberman’s vehicle was impounded.
March 19— 33000 block of NW EJ Smith Road— Police responded to an audible alarm.
March 20 — 52000 block of Columbia River Highway— Police responded to an audible alarm.
March 20—33000 block of SW Edward Lane— Officers responded to an audible alarm.
March 20— Columbia River Highway near Crown Zellerbach Road — After a traffic stop, Javier Martinez-Estrada, 19, was cited for driving while suspended and an open container. His vehicle was impounded.