By Paul Daquilante • Staff Writer • 

Roth's disturbance triggers arrest


Prior to entering the business, Shockley reportedly ordered a drink at the Dutch Bros. drive-through and threw it against the side of the building.

Later, after being transported to the Willamette Valley Medical Center for an evaluation, she allegedly shouted obscenities and racial slurs at emergency room personnel, and engaged in repeated spitting.

The 49-year-old McMinnville woman was charged with three counts of second-degree disorderly conduct, two counts of aggravated harassment and one count each of second-degree disorderly conduct, second-degree criminal mischief and attempted aggravated harassment. Aggravated harassment is a Class C felony, while the other charges are all Class A or B misdemeanors.

McMinnville police officer Travis High gave this account in a probable cause affidavit:

Police were advised of a disturbance at Roth’s, and also told that an adult female had thrown a drink against the side of the Dutch Bros. drive-through, adjacent to the store. Upon arrival, High spoke with two Roth’s employees.

The officer immediately recognized Shockley from previous encounters. She appeared intoxicated to the point where she was no longer coherent.

He knew she could turn violent, so called for backup. As the offers initiated efforts to detain her, she began yelling obscenities, kicked High’s patrol car and spit at a backup officer.

She had to be placed in leg restraints and fitted with a spit hood in addition to being handcuffed. She was then transported to the hospital, where she continued to yell and spit.

Police and McMinnville Fire Department personnel had to strap her to a gurney and transport her to jail by ambulance. She caused another disturbance en route, spitting inside the ambulance.

Shockley was booked into the Yamhill County Jail on $15,000 bail. She is scheduled for arraignment on a grand jury indictment at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9.





This woman needs to be institutionalized. She's acted nuts for years.


I'm glad they didn't shoot her. We've had too much of that lately.


Sounds like she should have been taken to the state mental hospital for evaluation.


Agreed, joel2828. Instead of just treating her as a drug-addict and criminal, she needs mental health care much, much more. I hope someone in the system can find a way to make that happen.

Jeb Bladine

I've launched this rant many times, but here goes again.
This women is someone I would call "criminally addicted." Our archives reveal 56 separate items about her -- arrests, jailings, sentences, violations, etc. -- since the beginning of 1999. She was 33 back then, so who knows how many othere before 1999.
She needs long-term isolation from substances. The "system" is failing her, and it's failing our community. It's time for officers, prosecutors, social workers, judges, elected officials -- and citizens -- to find ways to either treat or remove chronic offenders. Our society seems abysmally ignorant when it comes to solving chronic criminality.
I don't want to compare generally non-violent Katrin Shockley with the low-life who killed a police officer in downtown Seaside Friday night, but there is one common link. He also is a chronic offender with a huge array of offenses -- including violence, in his case -- over the years. The system failed that fallen officer, and it failed the Seaside community.
A corollary to this is significant problems of homeless vagrancy in downtown McMinnville. With all due respect to human compassion, I think it needs to be more uncomfortable for those people to continue defacing our downtown properties and carrying out crazy confrontations when challenged.
Seriously, law enforcement, justice and social service systems -- Do better.


Agreed Jeb.

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