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  • 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 prison term… View the full press release here.
  • 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 in the number… View the full press release here.
  • 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 located at…