On 06/15/2018 at 7:33 p.m. Astoria Officers were dispatched to a residence on Alameda Ave. after the victim/resident returned home to find a male adult in his home. The victim confronted the individual who then pointed a handgun directly at him. The victim ran out of the house to a nearby restaurant and notified police. Officers were in the area and arrived immediately. Officers set up a perimeter and searched the residence but the suspect had already fled with property from the victim just prior to the officer’s arrival. A description of the suspect was broadcast to all local law enforcement. At 11:30 p.m., a Clatsop County Sheriff deputy stopped an individual matching the description near the New Youngs Bay Bridge. The suspect had a stolen handgun and was arrested for Felon in Possession of Weapons and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Michael Todd Warner, 42 was arrested without incident and transported to the Clatsop County Jail. As the investigation continued it was learned that Warner had been in possession of property from the earlier burglary. Additional charges were added which included Burglary I and Robbery I. Warner remains lodged and the case is still under investigation.
On 06/10/2018 at 9:59 p.m. Astoria Officers were dispatched to the Chart Room in the 1100 Block of Marine Drive following a report that a robbery had just occurred. Upon arrival it was reported that 22 year old Jay Robert Roosma pulled a knife on 21 Year old Joseph Barnett in the bathroom, assaulted him and demanded money. During the incident the victim sustained a cut to his thumb. Roosma was located about two blocks from the scene about 4 minutes after the initial report. Roosma was arrested without incident for charges including Robbery I, Assault II, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon with Intent to Use, Menacing, Coercion and Theft III. Roosma was transported to the Clatsop County Jail where he remains lodged.
On 06/10/2018 at about 4:14 p.m. Astoria Police Department was dispatched to the Astoria Rescue Mission for a report of a stabbing. On arrival it was reported that 52 year old Stephen George Foxon, of Astoria assaulted and stabbed a staff person, 56 year old William Eckstein of Astoria, in the stomach after being asked to leave the mission. Several other people at the mission fended Foxon away from the victim as he allegedly attempted to continue the assault. Upon Officer’s arrival, Foxon was taken into custody without further incident. The victim was transported to Columbia Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries. The victim remains at Columbia Memorial Hospital in stable condition. Foxon was charged with Attempted Murder and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon with Intent to Use. He was lodged at the Clatsop County Jail. Astoria Police were assisted by Warrenton Police, Oregon State Police and Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office.