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STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERED
On June 18, 2013 at 1:30 AM Officer Litwin was at Coxcomb Park when he observed a 2004 Audi in the park. The park closes at 10:00 PM. He ran the license plate and learned the vehicle was stolen out of Pacific County. Officer Litwin followed the vehicle waiting for additional units to arrive and made a traffic stop at 4th and Klaskanine. The driver, Joshua Cuppy, age 35 of Ocean Park and a passenger Jamie Dunn, age 30 of Westport, were taken into custody. During a search of the vehicle revealed officers located some methamphetamine.During the investigation Dunn told officers her name was Toni Cuppy.
Cuppy was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle. Dunn was charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Giving False Information to a Police Officer, and lodged on a Warrant for Probation Violation out of Clatsop County.
ASTORIA POLICE AND FIRE RESPOND TO A ROLLOVER
On June 17, 2013 at 9:24 AM Astoria Police and Fire were dispatched to the area of 422 Gateway,the Port of Astoria Office Building, for a one vehicle rollover crash. When police arrived they found a single vehicle on its side through the fence that separates the parking area for the Port building from the ODOT parking area. Several onlookers had assisted Salinas Ferreria with getting out of the vehicle. The driver, and lone occupant, was out of the vehicle and uninjured.
The driver was identified as Karen Salinas Ferreira, age 21 of Longview. A check of Salinas Ferreira’s driving status showed that she had an instruction permit only. No licensed driver had been in the car with her at the time of the crash.
Salinas Ferreria said that she had taken her eyes off the road and looked at her cell phone. As she did that it appears she struck a speed sign that was set in a concrete base and the corner pole of the fence. The collision with the fence post caused the fence post to give way allowing the vehicle to drive up the post prior to its coming to rest on its side.
Investigation revealed that the registered owner of the vehicle, Chang Lee, Age 33 of Astoria, allowed Salinas Ferreria to drive the vehicle. Lee knew that she was an unlicensed driver. Lee was cited for Providing a Vehicle to an Unlicensed Driver. Salinas Ferreria was cited for No Operators License, Driving Uninsured, and Careless Driving.