CRIME & SAFETY
Coos County man facing weapon and trespassing charges
COOS BAY, Ore. – A Charleston man was arrested on Friday morning following an investigation into an armed trespasser captured on camera last month at a Coos Bay golf course, according to the Coos County Sheriff’s Office. CCSO officials said that the owner of the Sunset Bay Golf...
Weekly Safety Report: Search Warrant Execution and Two-Vehicle Crash in North Bend, Oregon
Two incidents occurred in North Bend, Oregon this week. The first incident involved the execution of a search warrant by the South Coast Interagency Narcotics Team (S.C.I.N.T.), resulting in the arrest and charging of one individual. The second incident was a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 36, where two North Bend residents were injured.
Driver dies in one of two crashes
Oregon State Police say a Florence man was killed in a collision on Highway 36 about a mile from Mapleton Sunday, Nov 26. The crash occurred about noon, and while most other local highways were clear, the stretch of Highway 36 remained shaded and frosted over. “The preliminary investigation indicated...
Weekly Safety Report: Domestic Violence Arrest and Theft in Coos Bay, Oregon
This week in Coos Bay, Oregon, there were two notable incidents. The first incident involved a domestic violence case where a man was arrested for placing his hand around the victim's throat, restricting her ability to breathe. The second incident involved a theft of a track skid steer, and the Coos Bay Police Department is seeking public assistance to identify the vehicle and suspects involved.
Police Seize Stolen Gun, 2K Fentanyl Pills
NORTH BEND, Ore. – A Coos County man is facing several charges including possession of fentanyl and a stolen gun. Michael G. O’Neill was arrested during a raid by the South Coast Inner Agency Narcotics Team out of his home on Broadway Avenue in North Bend. An extensive...
Coos Bay police asking public for tips in heavy equipment theft
COOS BAY, Ore. -- Coos Bay police are asking for help identifying suspects who stole a track skid steer by loading it onto a trailer and driving off while the owner wasn't looking. According to the Coos Bay Police Department, on December 4 officers responded to a report of a...
Sheriff: Two Coos County men located after being lost in woods
Around 5 p.m. Tuesday, Coos County Dispatch received a report of possible lost mushroom pickers. The two men were identified as Neal Wisegarver, 47, and Jeffrey Burns, 61, and a concerned friend made the call after the men had not made contact after dark. A deputy responded to the area...
Coos County sheriff arrests the Grinch
The green christmas hater went away in cuffs for crimes against holiday cheer.
Coos County mushroom hunter rescued after becoming lost overnight
COOS BAY, Ore. – A Coos County resident was rescued Sunday after becoming lost while mushroom hunting on Saturday afternoon, according to the Coos County Sheriff’s Office. The CCSO said they received a report on December 2 of a possibly lost individual who had gone mushroom hunting at about 3:30 p.m. but had gotten separated from their companion after dark. The companion reported the incident to sheriff’s officials after they were unable to contact the lost individual, deputies said. Sheriff’s officials said that a responding deputy searched the immediate area visited by the mushroom hunters and then activated the Coos County Search and Rescue Team on December 3 due to challenging weather conditions that included heavy rain, wind, and limited visibility. Coos County SAR team member made verbal contact with the lost individual, who was found near milepost 2.5 off of Libby Lane southwest of Coos Bay at about 12:45 p.m., CCSO officials said. Sheriff’s deputies said the victim declined medical assistance and two sheriff’s deputies removed a log to gain rescue access.
WINCHESTER BAY MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING OVERNIGHT INCIDENT
A Winchester Bay man was arrested following an overnight alleged incident early Sunday. A Douglas County Sheriff’s Office report said at 1:45 a.m. 21-year old Phillip Taylor and a victim had been drinking at a residence in the 800 block of Beach Boulevard. After an argument the victim called a friend to pick her up from the home. At some point Taylor reportedly handled a 12-gage shotgun and fired one shotshell through the door. The persons coming to pick up the victim were said to be outside the residence when this happened.
Coos County deputies return dirt bikes found in ditch to rightful owner
COOS COUNTY, Ore. — Deputies responded Friday to the area of Millington Frontage off Highway 101 to investigate a report of two dirt bikes found in a ditch, the Coos County Sheriff's Office said. The deputy noted that fresh green brush was lying over the dirt bikes to conceal...
Weekly Safety Report: Fatal Crash, House Fire, and Domestic Violence in Coos County, Oregon
This week in Coos County, Oregon, there were three incidents of concern. A fatal crash occurred on Highway 101, resulting in the death of a North Bend resident. A house fire broke out on Tarheel Ln in Coos Bay, but the sole occupant was safely evacuated. Lastly, a man was arrested for domestic violence in Lakeside after a 911 call reported a domestic disturbance. These incidents highlight the importance of road safety, fire prevention, and addressing domestic violence issues in the community.
Marine Deputy Robert Baker receives lifesaving award
On July 14, Coos County Sheriff’s Marine Deputy Robert Baker was conducting a routine patrol of Tenmile Lake in Lakeside, when he encountered a capsized sailboat with the single occupant struggling to cling to the side of the vessel, obviously in distress. Deputy Baker aided the man, who was not wearing a personal flotation device or dressed for the incident and brought him to safety. Had Deputy Baker not been on patrol in the area and taken quick action by removing the man from the cold water, the man very well could have drowned. On November 7, Deputy Baker was recognized by the Oregon State Marine Board with a lifesaving award for his actions that day. The award was presented before the Board of Commissioners by Marine Board Member Val Early and Marine Board Director Larry Warren.