Press Releases

Five Time Liquor Store Burglar Arrested

In the early morning hours of December 2, 2008, the St. Helens Liquor Store at 410 Columbia Blvd was burglarized once again. This was the fifth time in recent weeks that someone smashed out the front window with a rock … Continue reading

Source of Suspicious Device is Identified

A criminal investigation into the source of a suspicious device found in a local newspaper box was drawn to a close earlier today when the device was identified. On Monday October 20, 2008, a local contractor was performing some repairs … Continue reading

County Drug Court Coordinator Arrested on Drug Charges and Allegations of Misconduct

The Columbia County Criminal Justice Community turned against one of its own this morning when the Columbia County Drug Court Coordinator was arrested and lodged in the County Jail.  After an intense investigation Detectives with the Columbia Enforcement… View the full … Continue reading

High School Burglars Captured

An off-duty Oregon State Police Trooper unknowingly ran right into a burglary scene on Tuesday morning. While on an early morning jog at the St. Helens High School, the Trooper discovered four people in the act of breaking into, and … Continue reading

Columbia County Law Enforcement Tip Line Introduced

The Law Enforcement agencies within Columbia County, in cooperation with the Columbia 911 Communications District, have established a telephone “Tip Line” to assist the public in providing information to the police. View the full press release here.

CENT Makes Arrest in Drug Case

After taking nearly a pound of methamphetamine off of Columbia County streets a week earlier, investigators with the Columbia Enforcement Narcotics Team (CENT) were back at it on Monday. Diana Jo Greer, 48,  and William Edward Robinson, 51, were arrested… View … Continue reading

Composite Sketch of Rape Suspect Released

View photo here. The St. Helens Police Department is seeking assistance from the public in identifying a rape suspect. On Saturday, April 5, 2008 at about 1:30 a.m. a young woman was near the intersection of Oakridge Street and Helens … Continue reading

CERT Volunteers Recognized

The spirit of volunteerism, service to community and random acts of kindness were themes presented during a special awards ceremony for local volunteers.  On Saturday April 5, 2008 a recognition banquet was held for members of the St. Helens and… View … Continue reading

Mother Charged in Attempted Murder of Newborn

On February 21, 2008 at about 5:20 p.m. Jennifer St. John surrendered herself to the St. Helens Police Department. The charges stem from the Valentines Day discovery of her newborn baby in a toilet at the Meadow Park Care facility. View … Continue reading

Mother Under Investigation After Baby Found in Toilet

The Valentines Day birth of a baby girl in a bathroom toilet at the Meadow Park Care facility in St. Helens, Oregon turned into a criminal investigation as evidence suggested that the baby’s mother may have had other intentions for … Continue reading