Astoria Police Department 9-1-1
voice: (503) 298-2541
fax: (503) 325-4897
555 30th St
Astoria, OR 97103
DATE OF INCIDENT: January 12, 2011- January 13, 2011
RELEASED BY: Sergeant Brad Johnston
TYPE OF INCIDENT: Heroin arrests
CASE NUMBER: A2011126 & A201136
At 7:21 pm on January 12, 2011 Astoria Police Officer Joe Symonds saw a vehicle exit the roundabout without signaling and stopped the vehicle on the traffic violation. During the stop he developed probable cause to believe there were drugs in the vehicle and searched it with consent of the occupants. During the search Officer Symonds located drug paraphernalia, and Heroin. Two of the occupants, Joanne Rice (age 22 and currently residing in Beaverton) and Timothy Carpenter, age 23, 1745 Jerome were arrested for possession of Heroin. During the processing at the Clatsop County Jail Rice disclosed that she had heroin secreted in her person.
Based on information that was developed on the stop, and the following morning, Officer Symonds obtained a search warrant to search a storage unit.
On Wednesday January 13, 2011 at about 3:45 PM. members of the Astoria Police Department, Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office, and Clatsop County Inter-Agency Narcotics Team (CCINT), executed a search warrant at 92 Hamburg Ave. #E in Astoria, Clatsop County, Oregon.
Officers were able to park their patrol vehicles away from the area, but to keep covert surveillance. This was done to allow persons involved in drug traffic to approach the storage unit without knowing Police were searching it.
At approximately 4:50 PM. officers searching the unit were told there was a vehicle coming to the storage unit. A male subject knocked, and was detained inside. He was not arrested.
Officer Nicole Riley went outside to contact the driver of the vehicle the male subject had just arrived in. She recognized the driver of a red Honda Passport as Randall T. Haines, (age 24, 92649 Fernhill Road Astoria). She knew Haines was wanted on a Felony Warrant. Officer Riley attempted to enter the vehicle to arrest Haines. While she was still partially inside the vehicle, Haines drove away from the scene. Officer Riley was able to safely get out of the vehicle.
A witness told Officer Riley Haines’ vehicle had just about hit him. The driver pointed out where Haines’ vehicle was last seen driving, which was North on Pier II.
Officers were able to locate Haines’ vehicle after his vehicle crashed on Pier II. He was arrested on the warrant. The original charge on the arrest warrant was Delivery of Heroin. Haines was later charged with Eluding a Police Officer, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangering, Interfering with Police, and Hit & Run resulting in property damage. He was transported to the Clatsop County Jail and lodged.
The search warrant at 92 Hamburg Ave. resulted in the arrest of John A. Norris (age 36, 92813 Knappa Dock Road, Astoria. He was lodged at the Clatsop County Jail for Unlawful Delivery and Possession of Methamphetamine.