On 12/20/2020 at 9:01 PM Astoria Police Department received a report that a man had been stabbed 15 minutes earlier in 300 Block of Nehalem. During the investigation officers learned that two subjects had met with the victim in the area to conduct a drug deal. The suspects reportedly attempted to rob the victim with what were later determined to be bb gun / replica handguns. The victim reportedly produced a knife. One of the suspects also produced a knife and reportedly stabbed the victim in the right arm. The suspects then fled the scene on foot.
On 12/21/2020 At about 4:21 AM following investigation Officers located the two suspects, a 17 year old male from Astoria and 18 year old Dylan Bernier of Wellington Florida in the 1800 Block of 4th St. Astoria. Both suspects were taken into custody without incident on charges of Robbery I, Assault II, Menacing and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. The 17 year old was lodged at the Yamhill County Juvenile Detention Center and Bernier was lodged at the Clatsop County Jail.
The victim in the case was treated for his injuries and released. Anyone who has information regarding this incident or who has video in the 300 block of Nehalem and the 1700 and 1800 Block of 4th Street are asked to contact Detective Nicole Riley at 503-741-6118 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.