Press Releases

Bank Of The West Robber Sentenced in the 2008 St. Helens Robbery

On October 27, 2010 Alexander Yracheta pled no contest in Columbia County Circuit Court to the Bank of the West Robbery nearly 3 years earlier. On November 24, 2010 Alexander Yracheta was sentenced in Columbia County Circuit Court to a … Continue reading

Scams on the Rise This Holiday Season

“You’ve just won the lottery!” These words would appeal to anyone, but unfortunately they are being uttered by criminals trying to scam St. Helens residents out of their hard earned cash. The St. Helens Police Department has noticed a spike … Continue reading

Brazen Burglaries Lead to Arrests

A brief, but incredibly daring crime spree led to the arrests of two suspects earlier this week. At 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning officers from the St. Helens Police Department responded to a report of a broken window the Rent-A-Center … Continue reading

Man Armed with Axe Leads Police to Standoff

On Saturday August 14, 2010 at about 10:10 p.m. officers responded to 1965 Old Portland Road on a report of a dispute between a woman and her thirty five year old son. According to the woman, her intoxicated son threatened … Continue reading

Police Seek Help in Identifying Arson Suspect

The St. Helens Police Department is currently investigating as many as eight (8) suspicious fires that broke out overnight in the St. Helens area. The fires involve at least one residence, assorted vehicles, a boat and a church. All the … Continue reading

Indecent Exposure Suspect Arrested

After more than two weeks and numerous media generated tips, the St. Helens Police Department arrested Ian Thomas Rushing, on charges related to the January 14, 2010 allegations of public indecency and sexual abuse at the Cascade Cleaners… View the full … Continue reading

Police Seek Help in Identifying Suspect

The St. Helens Police Department is seeking assistance from the public in identifying a subject who has exposed himself on at least three separate occasions. Between January 11, 2010 and January 17, 2010 police responded to three separate reports of … Continue reading

Prolific Graffiti Vandal Arrested

Over the past two months St. Helens residents have been annoyed by a series of graffiti “taggings” that have occurred across the city. But thanks to a timely 911 call early Saturday morning officers put an end to the mischief … Continue reading

Three Arrested in Organized Theft Case

On the afternoon of Friday January 15, 2010 security officials reported the theft of store keys from the Wal Mart store located at 2295 Gable Road. Wal Mart employees provided the responding officers with an excellent description of three suspects… View … Continue reading

Suspect Arrested in Bizarre West Street Grocery Burglary

Just after midnight on January 10, 2010 St. Helens police officers responded to a report that a man just drove a Chevrolet Suburban into the front of the West Street Grocery store. Witnesses continued to watch as the man forced … Continue reading