Press Releases

Arrest Ends String of Commercial Burglaries

Over the past several months officers from the St. Helens Police Department have been investigating a series of burglaries in various commercial locations. Those crimes were scattered across the St. Helens area and date back to the summer of 2007. View … Continue reading

CENT Closes Out Year with High Profile Marijuana Busts

The Columbia Enforcement Narcotics Team (CENT) with the assistance from the St. Helens Police Department working off of tips from the public brought the year to a close with the arrest of six individuals linked to three high-level marijuana distribution… View … Continue reading

Citizens Academy Graduation

The St. Helens Police Department grew a bit stronger last Tuesday evening when it concluded its ninth annual Citizens Police Academy. Twenty four local residents committed themselves to the nine week program that was designed to give students a first … Continue reading

Drug Raid Leads to Three Arrests

During the afternoon hours of October 15, 2007 investigators with the Columbia Enforcement Narcotics Team (CENT) assisted by uniformed officers with the St. Helens Police Department raided a home at 474 S. 16th Street, St. Helens, Oregon. View the full press … Continue reading

Man Charged With Sexual Abuse of Foster Child

On Tuesday October 2, 2007 an investigation by St. Helens Police Detectives uncovered the sexual abuse of a six year old girl. Richard Leroy Young, a sixty two year old St. Helens resident was arrested and charged with Sexual Abuse … Continue reading

Man Charged With Assaulting Child

A suspicious and serious leg injury to a five year old St. Helens boy led to a criminal investigation and the eventual arrest of his step-father. On Sunday September 16, 2007 emergency room staff at Good Samaritan Hospital reported that … Continue reading

Nine Year Old Boy Save Dad and truck

As the semi truck traveled through St. Helens, the senior Mr. Lovo was struck by an unanticipated medical condition and lost consciousness and fell from the driver’s seat of the moving truck. The junior Mr. Lovo climbed in to the … Continue reading

Residential Burglars Arrested

At 4:30 Friday morning, residents in the area of S. 12th Street and Old Portland Road were startled by the sounds of breaking glass. A critical 911 call led St. Helens Police Officers to the house at 377 S. 12th … Continue reading

Burglars Caught in the Act

Being in the right place at the right time led St. Helens Police Officers to the arrests of five burglary suspects in two separate and unrelated crimes. Just after midnight on Friday June 1, 2007 three men were seen in the … Continue reading

Fatal Accident Investigation

The investigation into a fatal car accident last Friday morning led investigators to a substantial marijuana growing operation. Just before 2:00 a.m. on Friday April 6, 2007, twenty three year old Ryan Fahey was alone in his vehicle and traveling … Continue reading