Wildwood Road, CCSO release – On June 8, 2019, at approximately 7:59 AM, Coos County Sheriff Deputies was notified of a burglary that had just taken place at 69843 Wildwood Road, North Bend, Coos County, Oregon. It was reported over $10,000.00 in cash and coins were taken from the home. When Deputies arrived, they discovered someone had broken into the home through an open bathroom window, taken multiple jars filled with coins and a large quantity of cash in the form of 2-dollar bills. Deputies checked the wooded area behind the victim’s home after noticing a broken fence board and discovered a bag with several jars of the stolen coins inside. Deputies spoke to a couple people in the area in which the alleged suspect had offered payment in 2-dollar bills for a ride into the North Bend downtown area. One of the citizens was able to give a description of the suspect to Deputies. A press release was immediately sent out to the public via the Coos County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. Not long after the press release, the Sheriff’s Office started receiving information identifying the suspect as well as other helpful information. Deputies were able to obtain photographs of the suspect as well as a name, identifying the man as 37 year old Michael W. Jones. Along with other helpful information, Deputies also received knowledge of the make and model of Michael’s vehicle as well as the whereabouts of his vehicle. Deputies located Michael’s vehicle, which was unoccupied. Around 5:30 PM, Deputies were notified of Michael’s return by an individual who had agreed to call when Michael returned to his vehicle. Deputies responded, finding Michael W. Jones in a near by field. Deputies detained Michael at the scene. Michael was wearing the same hat as in the photos obtained as well as had large amounts of coins on his person. Michael told Deputies he was relieved he was caught. Michael confessed to the crimes in their entirety and told Deputies there were more jars of coins in his car along with more 2-dollar bills. Michael’s car was seized pursuant to a search warrant. Subsequently, Michael W. Jones, with the help from citizens of Coos County, was arrested and transported to the Coos County Jail for the crimes of Burglary in the first degree and Aggregated Theft in the first degree.

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