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St. Helens man arrested for providing alcohol to a minor

A St. Helens man was arrested Tuesday, Nov. 17, on one count of furnishing alcohol to a minor.

Jeffrey Theodore Kroll, 45, was booked and released from Columbia County Jail on Tuesday. According to a press release from the St. Helens Police Department, Kroll was arrested after an incident in July 2015, when he was alleged to have given alcoholic beverages to a 14-year-old girl who was not related to him.

Police Chief Terry Moss said the arrest followed an investigation that alleged that Kroll had been involved incidents similar over an extended period of time.

Moss said Kroll's involvement with the St. Helens Girls Softball Association, which is currently the president of, is not the main concern of the investigation, but rather gathering more information from individuals who may have been involved.

The St. Helens Police Depart is seeking information from witnesses or other victims to continue investigations in Kroll's conduct. Individuals with information should contact Sergeant Anthony Miltich or Officer Jeremy Howell at 503-397-1521.