Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Suspect In Astoria Officer-Involved Shooting Named, Released From Hospital And Arrested (Update) Arraignment Delayed Till February 22

Savinskiy Arraignment Delayed Till February 22 at 1:15 PM
February 21, 2012
The arraignment of Yevgeniy Pavlovich Savinskiy related to Attempted
Aggravated Murder and other charges was delayed on Tuesday February 21, 2012.
Savinskiy, indicated he required the assistance of a translator. Issues related
to providing a translator have been surrounded and he will be arraigned in
Clatsop County Circuit Court on Wednesday, February 22 at 1:15 pm in Courtroom
100. Requests for camera access needs to be addressed to the Clatsop County
Circuit Court at 503-325-8555.

FEBRUARY 17, 2012
Detectives of the Oregon State Police have arrested 37-year-old Yevgeniy Pavlovich Savinskiy of Washougal, Washington on Information filed in Clatsop County Circuit Court.

He is being charged with 13 counts including two counts of Attempted Aggravated Murder, two counts of Attempted Assault in the First Degree, Felony Attempt toElude, Identity Theft, and Attempted Possession of a Firearm Silencer,Attempted Possession of a Destructive Device and five counts of Recklessly Endangering Another Person. The first 6 counts are felonies, carrying sentences ranging from 5 to 20 years in prison and the last 7 charges are misdemeanors carrying a possible one year jail sentence. The first two counts are Measure 11 allegations, carrying a 10 year mandatory prison terms if convicted.

Savinskiy had just been released from a Portland hospital where he had been treated for gunshot wounds in his wrist and shoulder resulting from a confrontation with Astoria Police in the early evening of Sunday, February 12. Astoria Police had gone to the Lamplighter Motel on Marine Drive in Astoria when hotel staff had become concerned about items in a room they had found. Police found what appeared to be a silencer - a device that is illegal without a special permit from theFederal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms. Officers asked hotel staff to notify them if the man, who had checked in under another name, returned. He returned about 5:30 pm Sunday evening.

When uniformed officers attempted to contact him, he met them at the door of his room by pointing a loaded handgun at them. Two officers fired several rounds, at least two of which struck Savinskiy.

Although bleeding profusely, Savinskiy got into a silver Chrysler van, rented under yet another name at Portland International Airport, and took officers from several Clatsop County Police Agencies on a high speed chase down US Highway 101 at speeds up to 110 mph. Sheriff's Deputies and anAstoria Police Sergeant deployed spike strips and used a tactical maneuver with a police car to stop the van near the junction of US Highways 101 and 26.

Savinskiy was taken into custody there without further incident and transported by ambulance to Columbia Memorial Hospital where he was stabilized before being transported to a Portland trauma center.

The investigation, directed by an Oregon State Police detective and aided by members of the Clatsop County Major Crime Team - made up of officers from all the police agencies in the county and agents from several federal law enforcement organizations, continue to conduct an investigation into both the shooting and possible crimes by Savinskiy. A search warrant yielded an assault rifle that matched the same ammunition found earlier Sunday by Astoria Police and numerous other items.

Savinskiy told police he was in business and carried a gun to protect himself because he had received death threats.

Court records show that Savinskiy and a company, believed to be associated with him, are being sued for approximately $8 million dollars.Police have information that former customers are looking for Savinskiy. Since the suspect used several different names and expressed concern for his safety,authorities were reluctant to release his identity while he was still in the hospital.

He is scheduled to be arraigned in Clatsop County Circuit Court on Tuesday, February 21 at 1:15 pm in Courtroom 300 (NOTE: Requests for camera access needs to be addressed to the Clatsop County Circuit Court at 503-325-8555). It is expected that a Grand Jury will consider charges against Savinskiy sometime next week and if Indicted he would be arraigned again.
At this time security is set at $10,000,000.00. Under Oregon law that requires the posting of one-tenth of that amount ($1 million) in cash.



Anonymous said...

What is the source of this informaton? I understood the Clatsop County DA, Josh Marquis, had assigned news releases to the Oregon State Police investigators. Yet, people are still asked to contact the DA with questions? Since this is not a murder, who is in charge here and what is the truth?

Duhhhh!!! said...


Anonymous said...

Under Senate Bill 111 police shootings are overseen by the local DA, although the actual investigation is done by another agency - OSP in this case

Patrick McGee said...

Thank you

RiverBear said...

Thankfully, law enforcement officers were not injured. The public was fortunate to not have been injured by the actions of the suspect and of law enforcement officers that resulted from what appears to be questionable procedure at the motel by the three APD police officers.

When returning to the motel to investigate a situation with an already perceived heightened threat-level, APD officers failed to act in away to minimize the risk of loosing control of the situation, and thereby put the public in danger via a gun battle and high speed chase.

Anonymous said...

Oh,Nooooo, Mr. Bill! Not a gun battle and a high speed chase! Whatever shall we do? Whatever shall we do?

RiverBear said...

Correction: The term “gun battle” was incorrect. It implies that both the suspect and the police were firing guns. In this case, only the police were shooting.

High speed pursuits are risky and dangerous to the public. To quote a veteran law enforcement officer: “High speeds are silly because the cop takes it personal …. when an officer takes a high speed pursuit personal they become trapped in a "contempt of cop" attitude, meaning how you dare run from me”.

Bill said...

As usual, RiverBear has much more information than the general public. Is he making it up, or is he really the Sheriff (Bergin) who will do anything to embarass Astoria? And, if he responds, can he be believed?
I wonder where Patrick's usual demand for identification from people who make outrageous statements is?

RiverBear said...

It might help if Bill thought before he wrote comments.

When someone like Bill cannot make fact-based comments, they write in generalities and hyperbole. To make it simple for Bill: (1) What was written that is untrue (made-up)? (2) What is meant about having “much more information than the general public”? and (3) What was written that is outrageous?

To make his point, Bill should try giving examples of to what he is referring? Spit it out Bill, don’t be such a shy violet.

If Bill has a problem with Sheriff Bergin, he should speak to the Sheriff directly.

As for Astoria embarrassing itself, how does a city embarrass itself?

Bill said...

Ok, RiverBear is not Sheriff Bergin. He used hyperbole correctly. Sorry for the dis RiverBear.