Oregon Coast News - February 8, 2010
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A 17-year old North Bend teenage girl is dead and the Coos County Major Crime Team was activated Saturday in Coos Bay. According to a news release from Coos Bay Police Capt. Cal Mitts, Jenna Bowling was brought to Bay Area Hospital by private car at about 10:20 a.m. Saturday morning. She was non-responsive and pronounced dead at 11:07 a.m. The hospital’s emergency room staff contacted the Chief Deputy Medical Examiner for Coos County who in turn notified Coos Bay Police. “The circumstances of Ms. Bowling’s death are not known and in an abundance of caution it was decided to activate the team so that a thorough investigation can be completed in a timely manner. Ms. Bowling had been at a residence located at 1690 Ocean Blvd. immediately prior to her being taken to the hospital. Officers conducted a search at that residence during the evening hours of February 6.” An autopsy was scheduled for Sunday.
A school bus carrying approximately 14 members of the Bandon girl’s basketball team, and two coaches, back home following a game in Southern Oregon early Saturday morning, 12:21 a.m., wrecked on Hwy. 101 north of Bandon. According to an Oregon State Police report, the bus was southbound entering a curve at the bottom of a hill at milepost 255 when it traveled off the roadway onto the southbound shoulder. It went up an embankment knocking down a highway sign. It then re-entered the roadway, traveled across both lanes and crashed into the highway guardrail on the northbound shoulder. It came to rest on top of the guardrail. The driver, 60-year old Sandra K. Klein, Bandon, was not wearing a seatbelt and was tossed from her seat. She was transported by ambulance to Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay with minor injuries. Other possible minor injuries were reported, but none of the students or coaches was taken to a hospital. Some family members came to the scene and took their students back to Bandon. Others returned on a second bus that was dispatched to the scene by school district officials.
Follow up earthquakes to a 5.9-magnitude recorded Thursday near Cape Mendocino in Northern California occurred on Friday & Saturday morning. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 3.5-magnitude quake, 47-miles southwest of Eureka, CA, was recorded at 7:32 p.m., followed by a 3.6-magnitude quake, 51-miles west to southwest of Eureka, at 8:05 p.m. A 3.3-magnitude quake was also recorded Saturday morning, 5:07 a.m., 43-miles east of Eureka, CA on land.
Due to time, the Coos Bay Urban Renewal Agency, comprised of the City Council, did not receive the Downtown Traffic Study during its meeting Feb. 2nd. The URA will hold a special session Tuesday evening, 6 p.m., at the public library to receive the document which looks into traffic patterns and makes suggestions for possible improvements in the downtown core area.
The Coos County Sheriff’s Office will participate in a two-week Seatbelt Safety Blitz beginning on Monday, February 8, 2010. The statewide campaign will involve Sheriff’s deputies deployed in various areas of Coos County enforcing traffic violations with the emphasis on seatbelt and child restraint violators.
Three Flags Safety Blitz
The Curry County Sheriff’s Office will participate in the Three Flags Safety Belt Blitz with other law enforcement agencies in Curry County. The first of three Blitz periods for 2010 will start February 8th through February 21st, 2010. The Three Flags Campaign is an international selective traffic enforcement program (STEP) and involves hundreds of law enforcement agencies in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. Since October 1993, the Campaign has sought to reduce the number of motor vehicle related deaths and injuries by increasing public awareness of laws regarding safety belt use and other traffic issues including DUII and Speed. While these goals are pursued year around by many agencies, the Campaign provides federal overtime funding which allows police officers statewide to join together for two week periods of intensive, high visibility enforcement. Deputies conduct belt use surveys during the week prior and after the Blitz period to determine usage rates based on 100 drivers viewed during the surveys. After the last Blitz of 2009 the usage rate for Curry County was 97% and the overall rate for Oregon was 95%. The emphasis of the first Blitz of 2010 will be “proper fit, booster seats-children 4-8 years of age and speed will be optional”. As always the motto of the Three Flags safety Blitz is “Click it or Ticket”. If you’re not wearing a safety belt or your passengers are not wearing safety belts, you should expect a ticket. It is also imperative that you wear your safety belt a it is designed to be worn. If you drive with the shoulder belt behind you, then you can also be given a ticket for improper use of a safety belt. Sheriff John Bishop wishes to remind our citizens and guests to always buckle their safety belts and enjoy beautiful Curry County.
Coast Guard examines boat wreckage discovered near Coos Bay, Ore.
The Coast Guard examined boat wreckage, Tuesday, discovered near Coos Bay, Ore. Wreckage from a white-hulled boat, including an anchor, windlass and bow stem, was found by the master of the fishing vessel Grumpy J while bringing his nets up from a depth of approximately 3000 feet Feb. 1. The pieces of the wreckage were brought to Charleston Harbor in Coos Bay where they were examined by Lt. John Dixon, a Coast Guard investigator stationed in North Bend, Ore. The pieces were determined to be from a wood-hulled vessel with white and blue paint, but the pieces had no readily identifiable features and the source of the wreck remains unconfirmed. The Coast Guard is looking into the matter and does not normally conduct salvage operations on wrecks so no recovery of the vessel is planned.
Tank of gas
He risked his life and law enforcement officers in Douglas County as well over a tank of gas. According to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office, 26-year old Michael Craig Gould, of Roseburg, allegedly drove off without paying for gasoline from a gas station on Feb. 3rd about 12:20 a.m. in Roseburg. On Feb. 4th, he was spotted driving the same vehicle and a traffic stop was attempted. Gould fled onto Hwy. 42 and then south on I-5 with speeds in excess of 100 mph. While attempting to avoid spike strips near Myrtle Ck., his 1989 Nissan crashed into the freeway center divider, swerved off the freeway, up an embankment and rolled over onto the driver’s side. He was not injured, but charged with Attempting to Elude, Reckless Driving, Parole Violation and Third Degree Robbery.
OSP cell phone enforcement
During the first month of enforcing Oregon's new cell phone law banning most uses of mobile communication devices while driving a motor vehicle, Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers statewide reported citing 41 drivers and warning over 250 others. Effective January 1, 2010, with some exceptions, it is unlawful in Oregon for a driver to use a cell phone without using a hands-free accessory while operating a motor vehicle. Violation of the cell phone law is a primary offense, meaning that a police officer may stop a driver solely for observing the violation, is a class D traffic violation with a minimum base fine of $142.
They’re still two years away from beginning and federal funding still has to be obtained, however, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has already begun the public information and comment process aimed at repairing the Columbia River jetties on the North Oregon Coast that could cost more than $200 million. Several sections of the North and South jetties have eroded over the years and are now in risk of breaching. A public meeting was held last Wednesday in Astoria. The jetties, originally built in the late 1800s and early 1900’s, lead ships from around the world upstream to the Port of Portland bringing in an estimated $16 billion in commerce to the state. The repair work would take place in three phases beginning in 2013 and finishing by the year 2030.
Fish and Wildlife Commission honors South Coast Forest Stewards
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Chair Marla Rae and Oregon Board of Forestry Chair John Blackwell presented awards to four forest land managers, including two on the South Coast, last Friday in Salem during their meeting. The awards are presented jointly by ODFW and ODF to recognize the efforts of those who contribute substantially to fish and wildlife through forest stewardship and who work for the long-term conservation of Oregon’s native species in step with the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds and the Oregon Conservation Strategy. The 2009 award winners are: Bud Henderson, Astoria, for habitat improvements and innovative forestry practices that benefit fish and wildlife on lands managed by Hampton Resources. Tom Hoesly, Menasha Forest Products Corporation, North Bend and Joel Nelson, Plum Creek, Coos Bay for instream restoration that provides important spawning and rearing habitat for coho and chinook salmon, steelhead trout and resident cutthroat trout. Paul Stell, Bend Park and Recreation District, for restoration work in Shevlin Park to provide pool habitat for fish and other wildlife and forest management practices that support a diversity of wildlife. The Commission also affirmed ODFW staff recommendations regarding 2010 sturgeon and spring chinook fisheries on the Columbia and Willamette rivers. ODFW staff proposed several changes to the white sturgeon fishing seasons on the two rivers in response to recent declines in sturgeon populations. The Commission was also briefed on the upcoming Columbia River spring chinook season. Managers are predicting 470,000 spring chinook will return to the Columbia River this year. Seasons will be set at the Columbia River Compact meeting on Feb. 18. In anticipation of that meeting, the Commission directed staff to look at recreational and commercial fisheries that will provide opportunity early in the season, last as long as possible, and minimize closures and re-openings. The Commission also supported using a 40 percent buffer in calculating the number of fish available for harvest.
NB City Council
The North Bend City Council will hold a work session on Monday, February 8, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall, 835 California Street, North Bend.
NB School Board
The North Bend School District Board of Directors will hold a regular meeting – Monday, February 8, 2010, beginning at 7:00 p.m., in the North Bend City Council Chambers at 835 California Street, North Bend, OR.
Family Caregiver group to host “Chocolate” workshop
In observance of American Heart Month, registered dietitian Stephanie Polizzi will host “The Sweet Seduction of Chocolate” at the Feb. 8 Family Caregiver Support meeting. “The Sweet Seduction of Chocolate” workshop will offer both science and taste samples to help participants decide whether chocolate can be a beneficial part of their lifestyle. Information about improving heart health and preventing cardiovascular diseases will be included. Heart health is a particularly critical issue for caregivers. Research shows that caregivers are typically at higher risk for cardiovascular diseases when compared to non-caregivers. Women who spend nine or more hours a week caring for an ill or disabled spouse are estimated to have a two-fold increase in their risk of heart disease. The meeting begins at 2 p.m. at the Southwestern Oregon Community College Brookings Center (420 Alder St).
GED orientations scheduled for winter
The Transitional Education Department at Southwestern Oregon Community College will be offering three General Educational Development (GED) orientations this winter term. These orientations are scheduled Feb. 8-10, and Mar. 1-3. All orientation sessions are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in the Newmark Center, Room 204, on the Coos Campus. All new students must attend an orientation. Individuals who complete an orientation will have the opportunity to continue on to GED classes. GED subjects include literature, writing, social studies, science and math and are taught by experienced faculty. The classes will prepare participants to take the GED test, which is also available at Southwestern. Evening GED classes are also available in Myrtle Point, Powers, and online. Curry County classes are also available—please call 541-247-2741 (Gold Beach) or 541-469-5017 (Brookings) for more information. There is a charge of $25 per term to participate in the orientations and GED program each term. Interested individuals should contact Jackie Hansford at 541-888-7116 with questions or to sign up for winter orientations.
College celebrates transfer of deed of land for new campus
Guests and college staff gathered at the current Southwestern Oregon Community College facility in Brookings Thursday afternoon, Feb. 4, to celebrate the transfer of the deed to 10 acres of land being donated by U.S. Borax/Rio Tinto for the new Curry Campus. Just under 60 people crowded into a classroom. Curry Campus Dean Janet Pretti noted in the introduction that the staff made a collaborative effort to move classes around so the event could be held in the old facility, allowing people to view the existing building while they were looking at design plans for the new building. College President Dr. Patty Scott extended thanks to many in the community who have helped build momentum for the new campus, including Board of Education member Cherie Mitchell; Curry Dean Emeritus Peggy Goergen; Pretti and her staff; former college President Stephen Kridelbaugh; Rep. Wayne Krieger (R); Gary Milliman and the City of Brookings; and Dennis Boyle and Burton Weast of U.S. Borax. “You’re going to make dreams come true for people now and into the future,” said Scott. Boyle, Director of Operations for U.S. Borax, congratulated the college on the big day. He also discussed plans for the Lone Ranch development, including shops and a convenience store at the entry to the site. “Our project is being designed to complement the college and the community as a whole,” said Boyle. “I commend and congratulate the college… and look forward to following your progress closely.” Milliman, City Manager for Brookings, thanked U.S. Borax and the community college district for bringing the project to Brookings. Milliman, his wife and their two children are all products of the community college system. He is a co-chair, along with Krieger, of the Curry Campus Campaign. “Local students need a better facility,” said Milliman. “They need a facility that will facilitate learning and encourage students to go to college, to learn here at home.” Many people have eagerly been waiting for this day of celebration and an important milestone in the new Curry Campus project. The college had already been searching extensively for an appropriate location for a campus when discussions between the college and U. S. Borax regarding the land began in 2001. U.S. Borax’s Lone Ranch site Master Plan was approved on October 11, 2004. The college’s Detailed Development Plan for the new campus was approved on September 1, 2009. “It took nine years to get the land, and we have only 18 months to move in,” said Scott. “Things will move very quickly.” The project will go out to bid in April and the Board of Education is expected to review the bid at their May board meeting. The land was given to Southwestern for a new Curry Campus on the Lone Ranch Development in the northern end of Brookings. The college already has a commitment of $2.3 million from the state and has received support from both Curry and Coos counties through its Curry Campus Campaign. Plans available at the celebration are for a 24,000 square foot facility that is needed now and into the future. The college currently only has funding for a 17,000 square foot building. The Curry Campus Campaign has been established to help make up some of the difference. Individuals, groups, and businesses are all welcome to make a donation or pledge to the project by contacting the Brookings Center at 541-469-5017, or by donating online at the project website, which can be found at: www.socc.edu/curry. Naming opportunities are available for the building and its rooms. Large pledges can be given in up to five year increments.
Washington artist painting exhibit on display at college gallery
Eden Hall Fine Art Gallery is hosting an exhibit of painting by Adam Boggs of Walla Walla, Washington. “Adam Boggs—Untitled” is a funky outpouring of abstract and surreal imagery and ideas. With artwork stemming from roots in illustration and comic-book imagery, Boggs combines form and imagery into an interpretation of Surrealism that is post-modern, post apocalyptic, and post-adolescent. Spacey, disturbing and wacked-out images are both humorous and haunting. The product of a video and comic book infused life experience, Boggs’ imagery is created through a process of free-association and stream-of-consciousness painting. “I don’t really have anything in mind when I begin a painting,” says Boggs. “I just start painting and the images come to me and I build the composition as I go.” The result of this approach to painting could be confused with the rants of a drug-addled or deranged mind, instead of the musings of a mild-mannered, middle-class man from rural Washington State. Boggs willingness to explore his artist’s imagination without inhibition and to mix and match formal styles are both humorously recombinant and irreverently derivative. The artist’s sense of humor and horror are intertwined in a free-floating surreal and abstract dreamscape. Boggs wrestles with the orthodox influences of academia and the art world and the violence of an unrestrained, hedonistic and nihilistic youth culture. Adam Boggs—Untitled is currently on display at the Eden Hall Fine Art Gallery from February 1 through March 11, 2010. Gallery hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment. Eden Hall gallery is located on the Southwestern Oregon Community College Coos Campus. For more information, contact James Fritz at 541-888-7322.
Virtual Academy Board meeting
February, 8 2010 @ 6:00 p.m. Oregon Virtual Academy Board Members are hereby notified that a Regular Meeting of the Board will be held at 1810 Monroe Street, North Bend, Oregon and via teleconference call at 1-888-824-5783 x16682871# Contact Info: Todd Thorpe, 541.751.8060
A 24-year old female reported a “theft from vehicle,” Thursday night, 11:13 p.m., on the 300 block of So. Cammann St. in the Empire District, according to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log.
According to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log for Thursday, 10:58 p.m., the Eugene PD notified CBPD about a warrant arrest of 29-year old Kara Carder for Failure to Appear on Negotiating a Bad Check.
He claimed he was struck by a vehicle. According to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log for Thursday, 7:42 p.m., a 24-year old male reported being struck on the 100 block of Norman Ave. Medical assistance was requested.
A Coos Bay Police officer was requested to assist DHS Service Children & Family with an SCF Referral on the 1000 block of Maryland Ave. at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, involving two female children ages 3 & 6.
According to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log for Thursday, 5:10 p.m., 1300 block No. 8th St., “dispute with neighbor.” Forty-seven year old Larry Scott was arrested on a charge of Disorderly Conduct, transported and lodged in the Coos Co. Jail at Coquille.
According to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log for Thursday, 2:59 p.m., Sterling Bank, “out with two.” Dyami Wolf arrested on a Probation Violation charge and transported to the Coos Co. Juvenile Detention. The case was linked to a report earlier at 2 p.m. regarding a “runaway juvenile.”
Information received by the Coos Bay Police Dept. about “possible drug activity” at Mingus Park Thursday, 2:40 p.m., led to a citation to Gerald Conklin for PCS Less than an Oz. Marijuana, according to an entry on the police log.
Downtown Coos Bay businesses reported graffiti vandalism Thursday morning. According to entries on the police log, at 8:05 a.m., 455 So. 4th St., Compass Building; at 8:52 a.m., 579 So. Broadway, Les Schwab; 9:41 a.m., 1123 So. Broadway, Wright’s; at 10:21 a.m., Green Spot; at 10:21 a.m., 311 So. Broadway, McMahan’s Furniture; at 10:24 a.m., 347 So. Broadway, Auction House.
According to an entry on the North Bend Police log for Thursday, 8:08 p.m., Newmark and Oak streets, 27-year old William Arluss Johnson cited for DWS – Violation and Driving Uninsured. A passenger, 34-year old Thomas Foster warned for PCS Less than 1 Oz. Marijuana.
According to an entry on the North Bend Police log for Thursday, 8:10 a.m., 3000 block Pine St., “reports his wife’s vehicle broken into last night. Her wallet and cell phone were stolen. RP has video surveillance.”
According to an entry on the Coos Co. Sheriff’s log for Thursday, 10:35 a.m., 200 E. 2nd St., Coquille, County Jail, a deputy requested an assault Case No. for an inmate who spit on a deputy.
A busy “after the midnight hour” in North Bend according to the police log for early Saturday morning. At 12:17 a.m., McPherson Ave., “Officer out with 3 subjects at location. All were warned for Disorderly Conduct.” Three males, ages 21, 23 & 26. At 12:31 p.m., Newark St., Ken Ware, “reported male in white shirt and backpack stumbling into traffic.” 26-year old Coos Bay male contacted. At 12:47 a.m., Maryland, “subject ran from officer at location. Officers made contact with others who refused to divulge the identity of the subject who ran. After searching the area, officers advised unable to locate.” One 20-year old male and two females ages 18 & 22. At 1:26 a.m., 600 block Virginia Ave., “officer advised flagged down by citizen reporting theft of a purse.” At 1:32 a.m., 2200 block Ohio St., “reports he just got home and someone has vandalized his vehicle parked in the driveway.” At 2:03 a.m., 2000 block McPherson Ave., “reported truck ran over her mailbox.” At 2:15 a.m., 700 block Virginia Ave., “loud party at location.” At 2:54 a.m., 2200 block Newmark St., Kozy Kitchen, “one female warned for Disorderly Conduct.”
According to an entry on the North Bend Police log for Friday night, 11:47 p.m., 1700 block McPherson Ave., “reported female has hidden a 9mm gun in the residence.” Thirty-one year old Rebecca Noel Carroll arrested .
According to an entry on the North Bend Police log for Friday, 11:04 p.m., Myrtle & 16th streets, 30-year old Robert Dale Eckley cited for DWS-Violation and Driving Uninsured.
According to an entry on the North Bend Police log for Friday, 9:09 p.m., Virginia Ave., Safeway, 25-year old Christopher Riehl cited for Driving Uninsured and warned for Defective Headlight, VBR.
According to an entry on the Coos Co. Sheriff’s log for early Saturday morning, 12:01 a.m., Grand Road, 21-year old Amber Lynn Shaver arrested on a charge of Assault IV – Domestic, transported to the county jail at Coquille.
According to an entry on the Coos Co. Sheriff’s log for Friday, 10:19 p.m., Ross Inlet Road, 39-year old Larry Trevis Benson arrested on a charge of Domestic Harassment and transported to the county jail at Coquille.
According to an entry on the Coos Co. Sheriff’s log for Friday, 10:04 p.m., Kings Ave. and then Bowron Road, 16-year old Windy Gardiner arrested for Assault IV following complaint about “possibly assaulted by girlfriend.” She was transported and lodged in the Juvenile Detention. Victim an 18-year old male.
According to an entry on the Coos Co. Sheriff’s log for Friday, 4:32 p.m., Libby Lane, a doctor at the North Bend Medical Center “reports possible Sexual Abuse. Mother contacted.”
According to entries on the Coos Co. Sheriff’s log for Friday, burglaries were reported at Bandon Dunes and an automotive shop in Bunker Hill. At 9 a.m., “burglary at Bandon Dunes, theft of various hand and power tools.” At 8:58 a.m., Tom’s Bulldog Automotive. Reports were taken.
They were all reported to be intoxicated. According to an entry on the Coos Co. Sheriff’s log for Friday, Wallace Road, a Yellow Cab Taxi driver reported hearing a dispute at 2:10 a.m., “fight between 2 females.” Twenty-eight year old Eric Perez was arrested on a Parole Violation and transported to the county jail at Coquille.
According to an entry on the Coos Co. Sheriff’s log for Friday, 1:54 a.m., Newport and Mullen Road, Bunker Hill, “vehicle off roadway at Georgia-Pacific.” Jonathan Carpenter cited for DUII and DWS, “released to wife.”
He was reportedly found hiding in the “Thunder Dome” at Sunset Middle School in the Empire District of Coos Bay early Saturday morning at 2:06 a.m. According to an entry on the police log, 20-year old Robert Finder Fullteron was arrested on a Probation Violation, Felon in Possession of Restricted Weapon, Carrying Concealed Weapon & PCS Schedule II – Methamphetamine. He was also referred for MIP, transported and lodged in the Coos Co. Jail at Coquille.
According to entries on the Coos Bay Police log for Friday morning, 6:10 a.m., a burglary was reported at 295 So. Broadway, and a “brick thrown through the glass door” at 253 So. Broadway in downtown Coos Bay.
According to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log for early Friday morning, 12:50 a.m., Broadway & Central, 27-year old Nicholas Libner arrested on a charge of DUII. Transported and lodged in the Coos Co. Jail at Coquille.
According to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log for Saturday, 11:59 p.m., “NBPD request confirmation on wanted subject.” Nineteen year old William Emery was arrested on a CBPD warrant for Assault IV & Harassment. According to an entry on the NBPD log for 11:58 p.m., 2235 Newmark St., “owner of liquor store reports male subject rattling doors of the business.” Emery cited for PCS less than an Oz. Marijuana.
According to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log for Saturday, 4:33 p.m., Cape Arago Hwy., 24-year old Samuel Lal arrested on Coos County Sheriff PC for Buglary I and Assault Domestic Felony. According to an entry on the Sheriff’s log, a 24-year old female “advised subject took child, is father, left toward Coos Bay in green crummy van. No custody papers.” A second caller, a 44-year old female reported, “subject broke in took 2 kids left toward Charleston.” Two young girls, ages 2 & 4 were involved. They were located and released to DHS.
According to an entry on the North Bend Police log for early Sunday morning, 3:03 a.m., Mill Casino/Hotel, 24-year old David Christopher Breakfield, North Bend, cited for PCS Less than an Oz. Marijuana.
According to an entry on the North Bend Police log for early Sunday morning, 2:55 a.m., Mill Casino/Hotel, 28-year old Randal W. Hines, cited for Criminal Trespass in lieu of transport to Coos County Jail. “Subject trespassed for 30 days.”
MIP citations were issued early Sunday morning on the 2600 block of Sherman Ave. following an anonymous report of an MIP party at the location. According to an entry on the North Bend Police log, 20-year old Levi J. Lind, North Bend (BAC .16), 20-year old Kelsey M. Simpson, Coquille, (BAC .028), 19-year old Phylicia R. Barnett, Coos Bay, (BAC .022), and 20-year old Timothy D. Stuart, Coos Bay, (BAC .043) were all cited for MIP – Alcohol.
According to an entry on the North Bend Police log for Saturday, 8:17 p.m., 1900 block Newmark St., “officer out with female in Papa Murphy’s parking lot. Forty-six year old Neldina L. Bybee, Coos Bay, arrested on charges of Manufacturing, Delivery and Possession of a Controlled Substance, Schedule II, Methamphetamine, and Endangering the Welfare of a Minor.
Spray paint vandalism
Two churches in North Bend were reportedly vandalized by spray paint Saturday according to entries on the police log. At 10:16 a.m., Church of Jesus Christ, 3355 Virginia Ave., “building sprayed with spray paint.” At 1:41 p.m., Family Worship at 2050 Lincoln St., “building spray painted.”
Patchy fog this morning along the Oregon Coast, mostly cloudy and a chance of rain by afternoon. Highs in the mid 40s to mid 50s and east winds around 5 mph. Rain tonight with lows in the lower to mid 40s and west winds 5-10 mph. Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain on Tuesday.
Marshfield nearly led the entire basketball game in handing Churchill a 58-53 boy’s 5A Midwestern League defeat in west Eugene Friday night. The win kept the Pirates (6-2, 10-8) tied with North Eugene for first place, while the Lancers (5-3, 13-6) fell one game back of the two league leaders. Marshfield led 15-10 after the first period, 31-27 at the half. Churchill cut the lead to three after three periods at 41-38, but the Pirates outscored the Lancers 17-15 in the fourth. That sounded easy, however, it got close late and especially when senior high-scorer Kyle Tedder fouled out with 2:36 to play and Marshfield struggling at the foul line. Sophomore Colton Thurman came up with two big plays late. He rebounded one of the misses, tippy-toed down the backcourt line with the ball, but was pushed out of bounds by a Churchill player sending him to the free throw line. With the Pirates up by three, nine-seconds to go, Marshfield missed another free throw attempt, the Lancers’ Moses Jackson appeared to have the rebound, but lost it off his fingers, only to have Thurman grab it and bank a shot in on the right side for a five-point lead, sealing the win. Tedder led Marshfield with 17-points, while sophomore Dalton Milburn had 16. Milburn had 13 at the half, but most of his points came early on as the Pirate players were able to get the ball inside and the 6-6 player delivered with key baskets. Evan Griffin hit three 3-pointers and finished with 10 points, and senior Cody Dew had a three late in the game to help Marshfield maintain its lead. Thurman finished with five as did sophomore point guard Ty Cutting. Joey Morgan had 2. The Pirates lost both the JV (48-35) and frosh games. North Eugene (6-2, 12-6) won at Willamette (0-8, 7-13), 66-62, and Springfield (5-3, 10-9) beat visiting Thurston (2-6, 9-9), 41-37. Next Tuesday, Marshfield travels to Thurston and then hosts North Eugene in the final league game on Friday, Feb. 12. The Lady Pirates (2-6, 4-14) completed a sweep of Churchill (0-8, 3-13) this season with a 50-45 win at home Friday. Kara Young had a season high 19-points, while Alisha Charitar added 14.
North Bend maintained its lead in the 4A Far West boy’s basketball league with a 46-20 win at Siuslaw (1-8, 2-13) in Florence Friday night. Senior Dalton Iveans led the Bulldogs (7-2, 14-3) with 16-points and seven-rebounds. Sutherlin and Brookings-Harbor are both a game back of the Bulldogs. The “Blue-Dogs” (6-3, 7-11) beat South Umpqua (5-4, 11-6) 64-53, and the Bruins (6-3, 10-6) topped Douglas (2-7, 4-12) 56-27.. North Bend’s girls downed Siuslaw 57-27 (0-9, 2-14) in Florence Friday night to stay one game back of 4A Far West League leader Sutherlin (8-1, 15-3) and alone in second place following Douglas’ (4-5, 9-6) 39-37 upset of Brookings-Harbor (6-3, 12-4). Brooke Davison led the Lady Bulldogs (7-2, 10-7) with 17-points, while Emily Foster and Alexandra Mateski each scored 14. Sutherlin beat South Umpqua (2-7, 4-13) 50-35.
Southwestern Oregon Community College hung a 75-67 loss on Umpqua Community College at Winchester Saturday north of Roseburg. The Lakers (3-5, 8-12) shot 40% from the field, while Umpqua (2-6, 4-15) connected on 44%, but the home team turned the ball over 27 times while the visitors took better care of the ball with 17 TO’s. SOCC trailed at the half 35-32, but outscored UCC 43-32 in the second half. Coach Trevor Hoppe, “I really liked the way we fought back, got down 14 in the 1st half but the guys kept playing hard and our defense got us back in the game. It was a nice hard fought road win.” Six players were in double figures for the Lakers led by Bari Mims’ 17. Both Lee Van Pelt and Terrence Stanley scored 13, Joseph Moquino 12 and Ryan Flynn and Martin Earnest with 10 points apiece. Linn-Benton (6-2, 11-8) comes to town on Wednesday with the men’s game at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, SOCC travels to Lane CC (2-6, 6-13) in Eugene. Southwestern’s women (3-5, 9-10) fell 80-53. Umpqua (6-2, 15-5) outscored the Lakers 52-28 in the second half. SOCC turned the ball over 38 times. Brianna George and Lindsay Sommers each had 12 for Southwestern. The Lakers host Linn-Benton (1-7, 3-15) Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and then travels to Southern Division leader Lane (8-0, 19-1) on Saturday.
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Beavers sweep Ducks in men’s basketball this season. Oregon State outscored Oregon 30-17 in the second half to run away with a 62-42 victory on Saturday. Omari Johnson had a season-high 18 points for Oregon State (10-12, 4-6 Pac-10), 16 in the first half. Malcolm Armstead and Matt Humphrey had 10 points each for Oregon (12-10, 4-6). At 333 games, the hardwood version of the Civil War is the most contested rivalry in Division I men's basketball history. Oregon State leads the all-time series 183-150. Both teams head to the desert this weekend for Pac-10 games with the Arizona schools.
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Oregon sent the final Civil War played at McArthur Court off on the right note, defeating Oregon State 82-62 on Saturday evening in front of a season-high crowd of 4,065. The Ducks are now 14-8 and an even 5-5 in the Pac-10 Conference, resting at sixth in the league standings. The Beavers, losers of 10 straight, fall to 9-12 on the year and are tied for ninth in the conference standings with Washington State sharing identical league records of 1-9. Turnovers were the story of Saturday’s game as Oregon forced a season-high 29 turnovers and scored 35 points off those Beavers’ miscues. Taylor Lilley led Oregon with 23 points on a 9-of-15 shooting night. As a team, the Ducks shot 50.0 percent from the floor. The Arizona schools visit the Willamette Valley this weekend.
Fourteenth-ranked sophomore heavyweight Clayton Jack (Vacaville, Calif.) sealed the close 21-18 upset for the No. 20 Oregon State wrestling team over No. 16 Cal Poly on Saturday evening at Mott Gym. The Beavers made it 17 straight, marking the third time this season they’ve defeated a ranked opponent and second time the opponent was ranked higher. Oregon State beat Cal State Fullerton on Friday, 33-6. OSU travels to Boise State this Friday to face the Broncos, the only team to hand the Beavers a loss, 25-7 at Corvallis, this season.
It’s been one of those childhood dreams. “Play in the NFL.” Former Marshfield student/athlete Bobby McClintock is on the verge of that dream. The 2004 graduate who was named the Most Valuable Player on both Offense and Defense in the 5A Midwestern League his senior season for the Pirates, went on to earn a scholarship and play for the Portland State Vikings in college. As a fullback, he led the Vikings in rushing, but more importantly continued his charge to improve each year with a goal of eventually making it to the National Football League. McClintock was recognized as the hardest working player on PSU’s roster, and gained post season honors in the conference for his play. A knee injury sidelined him for one season, but through rehabilitation he successfully returned to the grid iron and has since been injury free. Today, he’s continuing to workout and aiming for a professional tryout in front of pro scouts March 10th at Portland State. Bobby’s father Nate is an attorney in Coos Bay and his mother is a real estate agent. Nate says his son has hired an agent and they’ve put together a highlight film. His “Pro Day” will include what collegiate invited players experience at the NFL Combines, drills that include a timed 40-yard dash, vertical leap, bench press and more. At five-foot ten and 240 pounds, the muscular McClintock may be considered “too small” by some teams, but other coaches say his size and strength could serve him well for getting leverage under rushing defensive lineman or linebackers in the pro game. Realistically McClintock feels he can contribute at fullback and on special teams. Nate says Bobby is on course to graduate this spring from Portland State with a Business Degree and a focus on Management. A few of the NFL Scouting Reports have mentioned his name, but dad feels he most likely will not get drafted during the NFL’s Annual Draft Day, but instead sign with a team as a free agent where he’ll get his shot. If that doesn’t work out, there’s always the Canadian Football League and even the Arena Football League, although Nate is not in favor of the indoor sport because of potential injuries and low pay. While Bobby McClintock has dreamed about playing in the NFL, his hard work and dedication has put him in position to possibly make that dream come true.