Sheriff's Deputies Searching for Wanted Subject Make Drug Bust on Unrelated Subjects PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 10 September 2012 23:31

Deputies searching for a subject who had run from them on Diblee Point Beach came across an unrelated vehicle during the search and ended up arresting the occupants on Drug and Theft charges early Monday morning.

Raymond Grothen, 58 and Cameron Mathews, 52 were inside a vehicle on the beach as deputies and other officers were searching the area for Jake Koski, 36, who was wanted out of Columbia County for Menacing and Recklessly Endangering Another.  Koski evaded capture in the darkness, but Grothen and Mathews were found with Methamphetamine and stolen goods in the vehicle.

Mathews was arrested for Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, Trespassing II, Theft II by Receiving, and also had a Warrant from Vancouver Police. Grothman was arrested for Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, Distribution of Meth, and Trespassing 2.

"Law enforcement agencies patrolling in North County have been attempting to crack down on illegal activity occurring on the beach at Diblee Point," said Sheriff Jeff Dickerson. "Deputies were on the beach making proactive contacts after midnight Monday morning when they came across Mr. Koski, who had the warrant.  When Koski ran from us, we came across the two men with a quantity of Meth during our search for Koski," the sheriff said.

The men were unlawfully on the beach at that time of night and had evidence of stolen goods (clothing) inside, as well as a quantity of methamphetamine on each of their persons.

The Sheriff's Office also had the help of the Oregon State Police and the Clatskanie Police Department in their search of the beach for unauthorized parties.  Koski remains at large.




Last Updated on Monday, 10 September 2012 23:39