Pursuit Ends in Crash
Late Friday evening the Florence Police Department observed a vehicle parked in the middle of the 7-11 parking lot. When the officers approached the vehicle they observed two occupants in the vehicle, the driver of the vehicle who appeared to be intoxicated and a female passenger. During a conversation with the occupants the driver sped off southbound on highway 101. Officers pursued the vehicle and when the driver tried to negotiate a turn onto Canary Road the vehicle ran over the median and crashed into the embankment flipping the vehicle. The female passenger was unharmed but the male occupant suffered injuries. The driver was identifies as 21 year old Mitchell Dante and the female as 22 year old Makenna Dante. Mitchell was taken to Peace Harbor hospital. Florence Police Officers Tipler and Denton cited the Driver for Eluding police, Reckless Endangering x 7, DUII, Reckless Driving, False Information to a Police Officer, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Driving While Suspended-Misdemeanor, Interfering with a Police Officer and was served a warrant out of Marion County for DUII and Reckless Driving. The passenger was charged with Hindering prosecution.
Community Bank Week
Oregon Pacific Bank is celebrating Community Bank Week in Oregon with a full week of community pride for residents and small businesses that the bank serves. Governor Kate Brown made the proclamation that October 15th through the 19th would be observed for the essential role that community banks play in supporting local economies. Throughout the week, Oregon Pacific Bank invites the community to visit their local branches in Florence, Coos Bay, Eugene, and Roseburg to learn about the key role community banks play in the communities they serve. In addition Oregon Pacific Bank will be awarding $5000 to an individual, group or business that has a project that demonstrates the greatest community impact. Interested parties can find the application at the bank’s website opbc.com
School Seeks Scholarship Sponsors
Siuslaw High School’s ASPIRE team will be holding an information meeting for any and all Florence community members interested in becoming a new local scholarship provider. This presentation will be held at the Siuslaw Public Library in the Bromley room beginning at 5:30pm on October 30th. No RSVP required. Please attend if you are interested in learning how to become a new local provider, why local scholarships are so important to our students and community, the benefits of becoming a scholarship provider, and explore the ever-rising cost of colleges. For more information you can contact Steven Moser at Siuslaw High School.