Newport Police Department is located at 169 SW Coast Hwy, Newport, 97365 OR. The Chief of Police of the department is Mark Miranda. The Newport Police Department phone number is (541) 574-3348.
Newport Fire Department is moving back to our Main Fire Station! (Photo)
#TBT 1950's Newport Cafe - corner of Hwy 101 & SW Hurbert Street
We appreciate our Volunteers more than we can say!
Official swearing in tonight at the City Council meeting for Lt. Brent Gainer and our newest member of the Department, Officer Shelby Smith. Lt. Gainer was promoted at the end of September. Officer Smith will begin four months of training at the DPSST Academy in Salem on December 11. In the meantime, she will be busy learning our computer Records Management System, Department policies, getting LEDS certified (Law Enforcement Data Systems), and qualifying at the range. Congratulations, Lt. Gainer and Officer Smith! (Photos by Barb Dudley)
#MeToo - Oregon has defined seventeen crimes that are used to prosecute sexual assault and related crimes within the state. Sexual assault is an act of violence. Pressuring or forcing someone to touch or to be touched when they don't want it is sexual assault. It may involve getting the victim high or drunk. Sexual violence includes rape, incest, child sexual abuse, ritual abuse, date and acquaintance rape, statutory rape, marital or partner rape, sexual exploitation, unwanted sexual contact, sexual harassment, indecent exposure, and voyeurism. Assailants choose victims they know—more than 83% of sexual assaults are perpetrated by someone the victim knows. Offenders and survivors come from all racial, religious, and economic backgrounds and can be any gender or sexual orientation. You may have already noticed many of your friends are posting their status with two words -- “Me too”. Social media began flooding with messages Sunday, mostly from women, who tagged their profiles to indicate that they have been sexually harassed or assaulted. Actress Alyssa Milano tweeted a note that read "Suggested by a friend: If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote "Me too" as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem." The crimes are not limited to women, however, and you may also see men post their status as “Me too”. Many victims don’t report their sexual assault. The reasons vary. Fear of retaliation; the assailant is someone the victim knows, loves or needs; fear of disbelief; fear of ridicule; shame; embarrassment; fear of losing their job. If you have been a victim of sexual assault that occurred in Newport you may contact us at 541-265-4231. The statute of limitations varies according to the type of assault. If the assault occurred in another jurisdiction, please contact that law enforcement agency. Don’t let the abuse continue. End the silence. #MeToo
We wish to thank Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital for their donation of Narcan to our Department for use by Officers in Patrol when responding to an overdose. Narcan™ (naloxone) is an opiate antidote. It is used to treat a narcotic overdose in an emergency situation. When a person is overdosing on an opioid, breathing can slow down or stop, and it can very hard to wake a person in that state. Pictured are (left to right) Joe Hutchinson, director, Samaritan Health Services Security, Detectives Mike Leake and Lance Cummings, and Lesley Ogden, CEO, Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital and Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital.
#BuckleUp Stay cool.
Has your drug dealer ripped you off? Let us know. We are more than happy to contact that person and have a face-to-face chat.
Sometimes you just have one of those days. #whyme
The Great Oregon ShakeOut earthquake drill will be Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 10:19 a.m. Click on the link below for more information.
Congratulations to Officer Aaron Bales, who successfully completed the 16-week Basic Police Class at Oregon’s Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) facility in Salem, and graduated the Academy on Friday, October 6th. Officer Bales will continue his training with the Newport Police Department’s Field Training Program. The FTEP reinforces skills learned at the Academy; provides practical experience and physical orientation of Newport; clarifies Department policies, city policies, and state and federal statutes. Congratulations, Officer Bales, and welcome home!
Newport High School Threat Arrest - 10/05/17 Newport Police Department/Lincoln County School District Joint Media Release: On September 26, 2017, a threat was made via social media aimed at Newport High School. Newport High Students reported to school staff that they saw a threat on Instagram that targeted Newport High School. The threat on Instagram read, "The end of NHS is near. RIP NHS 10/24/17." The threatening post was active for a short time, and then removed from Instagram by the author. Newport High enacted the LCSD student threat assessment protocol. Newport High Staff and the Newport Police School Resource Officer interviewed several students in an attempt to identify the person responsible for the Instagram post. Newport High School released information on September 27, 2017 to notify parents of the threat, and develop additional information. The Newport SRO worked with Newport Detectives and used all available resources to identify the source of the Instagram threat. Investigators were able to identify the Internet Protocol (IP) address associated with the Instagram post. On October 5, 2017, Investigators identified a physical address associated with the IP address. Investigators interviewed a person of interest, and identified the source of the threat. As a result, a 16-year-old Newport High School student was arrested on charges related to the threat. The student was arrested for Disorderly Conduct I. Newport High School is reviewing the incident for administrative sanctions for the student's actions. The Newport Police Department and Newport High School are confident this was an isolated incident, and no other persons were involved. Based upon the investigation of the original threat, investigators believe there is no further threat to Newport High School. The Newport Police Department and Newport High School are appreciative of the students that came forward with information.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which calls attention to the problems of domestic violence and offer support to those suffering and surviving. My Sisters’ Place offers the activities listed below. October 1 – Celebration of Women (Newport Performing Arts Center) October 2 – Lincoln City Chamber Chat – 7:45 a.m.; City of Newport Proclamation – 6 p.m. October 9 – City of Lincoln City Proclamation – 6 p.m. October 11 – Lincoln County Proclamation – 9:30 a.m.; City of Yachats Proclamation – 6 p.m. October 12 – City of Waldport Proclamation – 2 p.m. October 14 – Awake to Rhythm: a lively and welcoming music-filled, indigenous-themed fundraiser for My Sisters’ Place – 10:30 a.m. October 18 – City of Toledo Proclamation – 7 p.m. October 19 – Boss FM radio show – 9 a.m. October 26 – Dating Violence outreach at Eddyville High School – 12 p.m. For more information, please contact My Sisters’ Place at 541-574-9424 Hopeline number is 541-994-5959
The season for yard debris burning opened in the City of Newport and Newport Rural Fire Protection District on Monday, October 2, 2017. Burn season will run through June of 2018. Open burning requires a permit. Permits can be obtained, free of charge, by stopping by the Newport Fire Department temporary office at 225 NE 73rd Street until Friday, October 13th. Beginning Monday, October 16th, burn permits will be available at our main fire station located at 245 NW 10th Street in Newport. Burn permits allow for the burning of yard debris only. No trash, pressure treated or painted wood, plastics or rubber may be burned. Always have a water supply available and extinguish your fire before you leave. Keep all fires at least 15 feet away from any structure or combustible material. Please be respectful of your neighbors and mindful of where your smoke is traveling. A complete list of rules is provided when you sign up for a permit. Recreational fires do not require a permit. Newport Fire Department 541-265-9461
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families, and our law enforcement brothers and sisters affected by the mass shooting in Las Vegas. The number for family and friends to get an update on loved ones is 1-866-535-5654 and the LVMPD is providing the latest information on their Twitter page: https://twitter.com/LVMPD.
We are seeking assistance from our great community in identifying the person in the photos. We would like to talk to him regarding a burglary at Newport Rental on September 24th. The suspect got away with more than $6,000 in power tools. The vehicle appears to have damage to the hood. If you have any information on the identity of the person, or intormation about the truck or the burglary, please contact Sgt. Tyson Haynes at 541-574-3348. Or you may call our anonymous tip line and leave a voice message at 541-574-5455, or you may text a tip to 541-270-1856. Thank you, Newport!
U.S. Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay #CommunityPride #ColorGuard #NHSCubs Cubs win!
Officer Jack Dunteman always has time for kids (and frozen yogurt).
Newport Police Volunteers will be visiting businesses in the Deco District today, and in the days to come, with sign-up sheets to participate in this year's Decoween. Last year, more than 600 kids with their parents received treats from participating businesses on Halloween as they walked through the Deco District 'trick-or-treating'. It's a fun event for the kids, a great way to participate in community events, and a safe venue for kids to enjoy the festivities.