News release CCSO.  On November 22, 2017, deputies took a report of a break in and theft of a storage container on Spinrell Road in Lakeside. The victim reported she had three All Terrain Vehicles stolen, along with lots of property. The burglary of the small storage unit amounted to $4,265.00 in items stolen. Deputies learned of a possible location of the stolen ATV’s. Deputies located the stolen ATV’s at 1520 Bowron Road, where they were concealed in a detached garage. The suspect, Christian Sehorn-Miller, arrived while deputies were there investigating. After interviewing him, Christian admitted to deputies that he stole the ATV’s. Christian told deputies the people he stole from had stolen from him in the past and he was just trying to get some of his stuff back, but took the ATV’s also. Deputies arrested Christian, 19 years old of Lakeside, and after arresting him, located a bag of suspected methamphetamine in his pants pocket. Christian was transported to the Coos County Jail without incident. Christian was booked for Theft I, Burglary II, Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle (3 counts), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) and he was released on his own recognizance with a court date to appear. His bail had been set at $150,000.

Impersonating a Police Officer
News release CCSO.  On November 24, 2017, The Coos County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a female who was enroute to the Coos County Courthouse after receiving a call from a subject claiming to be a Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant. The alleged Lieutenant told the female she had warrants for her arrest and needed to turn herself in immediately at the courthouse. As she drove to the courthouse, the alleged Lieutenant asked for her GPS coordinates. The alleged Lieutenant also told her she needed to stop and purchase vouchers to alleviate the warrant. This rightly raised the suspicion of the victim, who disconnected from the suspected fraud and called the real Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office will never ask you to get “vouchers” or give credit card information over the phone to take care of warrants. As the Holiday Season closes in, historically we see more fraudulent telephone scams. Each year citizens are scammed into giving money by credit card or money orders to these fraudulent persons. Never provide sensitive information to anyone over the phone unless you are certain of who you are speaking to. And as always, if you have a warrant for your arrest, we won’t ask you to drive to the courthouse, we will gladly pick you up.

News release CCSO.  On November 25, 2017 at approximately 9:00 am, the Coos County Sheriff’s Office responded to 43850 Highway 242 near Powers for a report of a disturbance between Butler and Hockett who are siblings that live in separate buildings on the same piece of property. Butler reported that Hockett had unlawfully entered his vehicle taking some items. One of the items was located after questioning Hockett. During the dispute, Hockett reported that Butler violated a restraining order by coming within 10 feet of her. Both Hockett and Butler were arrested and transported to the Coos County Jail. Hockett was charged with Unlawful Entry to a Vehicle and Theft II. Butler was charged with a Restraining Order Violation.

News release CCSO.  On November 24th 2017 2017 at approximately 9:30 p.m. Deputies from the Coos County Sheriff’s Office responded to 59572 Fairview Road near Coquille Oregon to a report of a disturbance in progress.  Upon arrival Deputies contacted Kyle D. Steen 25 yoa of Coquille at the property wildly flailing his arms requesting to go to jail. Mr. Steen was extremely irate and very agitated. An investigation revealed Mr. Steen had completely destroyed the inside of the residence. The victim of the crimes of Menacing and Harassment (Domestic), Sally Sullivan who is Mr. Steen’s girlfriend was found hiding and on the phone to the County dispatch center. Mr. Steen was arrested on the above stated charges and transported to the Coos County Jail without incident where he is being held on $20,000 bail pending court appearance.

News release CCSO.  On November 26, 2017, at about 1929 hours, A Coos County Sheriff’s Deputy and an Oregon State Police Trooper responded to 67760 Spinreel Road in response to a report of an assault which occurred there. Upon arrival, the deputy found the victim, Jack Thompson, bleeding from the nose and saw he had a disfigurement to his nose. It is suspected the nose is broken. Through the course of the investigation, it was learned that Nakisha Harris had hit Thompson with a closed fist multiple times in the face and nose which caused the injury. As it is suspected that Thompson’s nose was fractured, Nakisha was arrested on suspicion of Assault II Domestic due to the serious physical injury to Thompson’s face. Thompson was transported to the hospital by ambulance. Harris was transported to the Coos County Jail where she was booked and lodged on suspicion of Assault II constituting domestic violence. Her bail was set at $250,000 and she is still in custody as of Monday morning. The Coos County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Oregon State Police.

Felon Possessing Weapon
News release CCSO.  On November 26, 2017, at about 1351 hours, a Coos County Sheriff’s Deputy stopped a white in color 1994 Honda Civic after learning the registration for the vehicle had expired in 2014. Upon stopping the vehicle it was learned the operator; David McElmurry 34 of Myrtle Creek in Douglas County had a suspended driver license and no documents for the vehicle. The Deputy observed the center console of the vehicle to be tampered with. The Deputy compared the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the VIN on the license registration and found they did not match, and that the license plates belonged to another vehicle altogether. During the course of the investigation, a drug detection K9 from Coquille Tribal Police was called in and obtained a positive alert for the presence of narcotics. A suspected methamphetamine pipe was found in the center console and brass knuckles were located in the driver side door. A quantity of methamphetamine was located on McElmurry’s person. McElmurry was arrested for Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon and Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine. The passenger Autumn Crumpton, 36 years old also of Myrtle Creek was arrested for Unlawful Possesion of Methamphetamine. Both Crumpton and McElmurry was booked and lodged at the Coos County Jail. Both were later released on citation to appear.

Animal Abuse
News release CCSO.  On November 25th 2017 at approximately 9:47 p.m. Coos County Sheriff’s Deputies, Coos Bay Police, and Oregon State Police Officers responded to multiple 911 calls of a suspect being violent and breaking into at least one house in the area of Hollywood Lane. Other reports prior to Officers arrival indicated the suspect had strangled a dog on Grand Road also. Officers came into the area and located a man matching the description given by witnesses as the suspect. The man became confrontational and tried to fight with officers and eventually had to be TASED to be controlled and taken into custody. Sean A. Tabernig 23 yoa of Coos Bay was arrested on several charges stemming from the multiple 911 calls. Mr. Tabernig was charged with Burglary I, Assault IV, Criminal Trespass 1 and Animal Abuse II. Mr. Tabernig appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance at the time of his arrest. Mr. Tabernig was transported to the Coos County Jail where he is being held on bail pending a court appearance.