CCSO release – On May 23 at about 12:55 PM, deputies responded to the North Spit area at the end of Trans-Pacific Parkway for a reported theft from a vehicle. Deputies learned from the victim, her truck was broken into while she was horse riding. The victim was only gone for approximately 1 ½ hours. When she returned, the front passenger window was broken out and her purse was stolen. The victim stated in her purse was all her identification, credit cards and a Ruger pistol. The victim was in the process of cancelling her credit cards and learned there had been transactions already made. Deputies learned one of the purchases was at McKay’s in Empire. Deputies responded to McKay’s and were able to obtain video footage of the incident. Deputies were able to identify the suspect from the video footage and identify the suspect vehicle. Deputies attempted to locate the suspect and vehicle for several hours and were unsuccessful. On May 24, 2020, at about 1110 hours, a Timber Deputy was patrolling in the Coos County Forest off West Beaver Hill and the deputy located the suspect vehicle. The deputy attempted to contact the suspect, who then attempted to flee the area. Since this was on a narrow logging road, the suspect was unable to drive past the deputy. The suspect fled to the end of the road and stopped at the landing. The deputy gave the suspect several verbal commands and the suspect would not comply. Having knowledge of the stolen firearm, the deputy asked the suspect if he had any weapons and the suspect held the firearm out the window of the vehicle, but did not point it at the deputy. The deputy retreated back to his vehicle and waited for additional units to arrive on scene. Once additional units arrived, deputies attempted to communicate with the suspect for approximately 30 minutes. After a brief standoff, the suspect threw the firearm out of the window of his vehicle and deputies were able to move in and take him into custody. The suspect was identified as 41 year old Jack White of Coos Bay. Deputies were able to recover all the items stolen from the victim out of White’s vehicle. Deputies also located several other stolen items from several recent car thefts in the Coos Bay area. White was transported to the Coos County Jail, where he is currently being held with No Bail with the Probation Violation detainer. The Coos County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Oregon State Police and Bandon Police in the investigation. The Coos County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public to lock their vehicles and to not leave any valuables unattended.

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