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Pedestrian vs vehicle traffic crash in Siletz (Photo) - 08/19/19

On August 19, 2019 at approximately 11:57 AM Lincoln County Sheriff Office deputies were dispatched to a vehicle versus pedestrian crash, reported to have occurred in the 300 block of W Buford Avenue, Siletz. Dispatch advised the driver was cooperative and remaining on scene, awaiting contact from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

Medical responded to the location and transported the struck juvenile pedestrian to Corvallis Hospital. The juvenile pedestrian suffered minor injuries from the crash and after brief medical treatment returned home. 

The investigation revealed that the offending vehicle operated by Ronald Hervey, age 68 of Siletz, drifted across the centerline and struck the pedestrian closest to the center of the roadway. The struck pedestrian vaulted over the driver fender of the vehicle and landed on the grassy shoulder of the roadway causing minor injuries and minor damage to the vehicle.

Investigation determined the cause of the crash was a result of the driver looking away from the roadway momentarily and drifting over the centerline. No impairment was suspected. While there is no criminal charges pending there will be a violation charge of careless driving pursued.


Respectfully submitted by

Rene Lopez

Patrol Sergeant

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office


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Tip of the Week for August 19 - Animals in Disaster (Photo) - 08/19/19



The following tips are found in the Emergency Management calendar which can be downloaded at or by going to the Emergency Management page.


Plan for pets

  • Take animals with you if you need to evacuate.  Only as a last resort should animals be left behind.
  • Many emergency shelters cannot accept animals.  Before disaster strikes, find out which hotels/shelters allow animals.
  • If you have to leave your animals at home, keep them inside a secure area.  Leave at least a 10-day supply of dry food and water.  Put signs on windows and doors indicating the number and type of animals inside and your contact information.
  • Keep your pets’ vaccinations and ID tags up to date.
  • Be sure ID tags are on collars and consider a microchip.
  • Prepare a pet emergency kit with leashes, collars, portable carriers, water, food, medications, sanitation materials, immunization records, first-aid kit, and photos to prove ownership.
  • Don’t leave pets in vehicles, tethered, or crated without you.
  • Your pet’s behavior may change after a crisis, becoming more aggressive or self-protective.


Plan for Livestock

  • Post emergency contact numbers on barn and/or pasture fence.
  • Write your phone number on your stock with a permanent marker if you have to release them.
  • Have a supply of feed at a separate location.
  • Involve family and neighbors in an evacuation plan.
  • Make a kit with leads, halters, first aid, quieting hoods, water, photos and a copy of your ownership papers.


For more information and tips, visit our website at and like us on Facebook at Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office – Oregon.

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Free Shred Day - 08/09/19

SAVE THE DATE -- On Saturday, September 7, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office will be hosting a "Shred Day" at the Lincoln County Courthouse parking lot located at 225 West Olive Street, Newport, OR 97365. The event is being held in an effort to combat identity theft and financial fraud for our citizens and assist them in protecting their personal privacy. 

Shred Day is a free event open to the public. Please bring your paper documents, files, notebooks, canceled checks, or any other document that contains your personal or sensitive information. We also accept CDs and DVDs that contain personal or sensitive information. The shredding is 100% secure and will be conducted by an iSecure truck on site. 

There is no limit to the amount of shredding that you may bring; however, once the truck is full, we will not be able to accept any more documents.   

Shredding is one of the most important things you can do to prevent identity theft. Below are just a few examples of items you should shred and not place in your trash can. 

- Expired or unused credit and debit cards 
- Credit card statements 
- Pre-approved credit card offers and applications 
- Checking and savings account statements 
- Canceled checks 
- Investment account statements 
- Pension account statements 
- Paycheck stubs 
- Phone and utility bills 
- Tax returns and statements 
- Medical records or bills 
- Insurance policy or claim information (auto, health, life) 
- Expired identification documents (driver licenses and passports) 

Questions? Please call 541-265-4912 .


Submitted by: 
Lisa Combs, Support Services Director" target="_blank"> 
Ph: 541-265-4912

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Tip of the Week for August 12 - Roofie Awareness (Photo) - 08/08/19


 Roofie Awareness

Over the last decade, there has been a growing cultural awareness and increased reporting of people being drugged without their knowledge or “roofied” with variants of rohypnol, ketamine, or GHB.  

There are more than fifty other predatory drugs that can be used to disable someone for the purpose of committing a crime, such as robbery, homicide, or sexual assault. “Roofie” has become a blanket term for all of them. They act similar to muscle relaxants, and at first feel comparable to being drunk. As they pass through your system their effect increases. This can lead to confusion, breathing trouble, blurred vision and memory impairment.  

Since these drugs only stay in the bloodstream for approximately four hours, testing for them can often yield little or no evidence. Of course, this makes it very difficult to prove, should you become a victim - and even harder to prosecute. To prevent exposing yourself unnecessarily to this predatory tactic that would enable someone to carry out harmful intentions, here are some safety tips to practice:


Be Aware of Strange Smells or Flavors

If the drink is hazy or doesn’t taste like it normally should, don’t drink it. Pour it out so that no one else does.

Cover Your Cup

Never set your drink down or lose sight of it for a moment. Hold the cup by covering it with your palm

Order Your Own Drinks

Don’t accept any beverages from strangers or people you don’t trust. You are safest to accept drinks directly from the bartender.

Avoid Community Containers

Say no to drinks made in a punch bowl or pitchers. Instead, go for a canned or bottled beverage that hasn’t been opened.

Don’t Share Drinks With Others

You don’t know if your friend has kept a watchful eye on their cup. Also, people can have very different reactions to the same drug. They could have ingested something harmful and not feel it’s effect yet.

Sip Your Drink Slowly

Taking time to consume your beverage gives you more time to become aware of any symptoms if your drink was altered.


For more information and tips, visit our website at and like us on Facebook: Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office-Oregon.

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Traffic Safety Enforcement Blitz set for late August and early September - 08/05/19

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office will be joining other police agencies throughout Oregon to enforce traffic occupant protection and other traffic related laws during the safety belt enforcement blitz scheduled August 19th through September 1st.  The enforcement blitz is funded through the Oregon Department of Transportation and runs in conjunction with Child Passenger Safety Week.   Overtime patrols are scheduled through the blitz period with enforcement focused on Child Safety Seats use, Texting and Driving, and Speeding.


Respectfully submitted by:

Mark Meister, Administrative Patrol Sergeant

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

225 W. Olive St.

Newport, Oregon 97365

Phone: 541-265-0684

Fax: 541-265-4917

Tip of the Week for August 5 - Identity Theft (updated to show revised Shred Day date) (Photo) - 08/05/19



Identity theft continues to be a growing problem costing us billions of dollars every year in personal losses, investigations, and increased financial institution fees.


Criminals can obtain personal information from doctors, lawyers, schools, health insurance carriers, the Post Office and even your own home. "Dumpster divers" pick up information you may have thrown away, such as utility bills, credit card slips, magazines, credit card solicitations, and other documents. Thieves will even take mail out of your mailbox before you have a chance to pick it up.


Do not throw anything away that contains your name and address. You should shred all documents, including pre-approved credit applications received in your name, insurance forms, bank checks and statements you are discarding, and other financial information. Magazine and newspaper labels with your name and address should be shredded as well. A micro-cut shredder is best, but for those with strip shredders, adding water to the strips of paper in a plastic bag and mixing it up will damage the paper and prevent anyone from taping the strips together.


Pick up your mail as soon as possible from your mailbox. If you are going to be out of town, have the post office hold your mail until you return.


Do not put your social security number on your checks or your credit receipts. If a business requests your social security number, give them an alternate number and explain why. If a government agency requests your social security number, there should be a privacy notice accompanying the request.


Make a list of all your credit card and bank account numbers with customer service phone numbers and keep it in a secure place.


When you order new credit cards in the mail or previous ones have expired, watch the calendar to make sure you get the card within the appropriate time. If you have not received the card within that time, call the credit card grantor immediately to find out if the card has been sent. If you do not receive the card, check to make sure a change of address was not filed.


Pay attention to your billing cycles. Follow up with creditors if bills do not arrive on time. A missing credit card bill could mean an identity thief has taken over your credit card account and changed your billing address.


Reconcile all of your bank accounts and regularly check your accounts online to confirm account activity. You are able to obtain a free credit check from each of the three credit bureau service each year: Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian.  An easy way to accomplish this is to go online to


Please guard your identity. It could take years to recover from just one incident of identity theft.


The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is sponsoring a FREE “Shred Day” on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Lincoln County Courthouse parking lot, 225 W. Olive St., Newport, Oregon.  You can bring your personal documents for shredding free of charge on this date. 


For more tips and other information, visit our website at and Like us of Facebook at Lincoln County Sheriff – Oregon.



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Sheriff's Office Equips Patrol Cars with AEDs (Photo) - 08/01/19

 The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is now in the process of equipping patrol vehicles with ZOLL brand Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).  Right now, thirteen marked patrol vehicles are equipped with AEDs and prominently displayed “AED” decals.  Soon, fourteen more patrol vehicles will be equipped and marked in the same manner. CPR, use of AEDs, and First Aid are part of the Sheriff’s Office’s regular, ongoing training to ensure high-quality, competent customer service in Lincoln County.

Sheriff Curtis Landers stated, “The lifesaving tools we’ve implemented in the past, such as the opioid overdose versal drug NARCAN, field tourniquets, and hemostatic agents, have allowed deputies to save lives. These AEDs provide our deputies with an additional lifesaving tool and further our mission to enhance public safety.”

Early access to an AED and high-quality CPR are integral components of surviving cardiac arrest and Sheriff’s Deputies are routinely dispatched to all known cardiac arrest incidents in Lincoln County to provide this care. If an AED delivers a shock within the first three to five minutes after a person's heart stops, studies show, the odds of survival are 60 percent to 70 percent. In recent years, the availability of these lifesaving tools and training has allowed Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies to provide immediate emergency medical care in situations where Law Enforcement arrives prior to Emergency Medical Services (EMS); effectively supplementing our Fire Department and EMS partners and saving lives.

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Vehicle strikes child in Logsden Oregon - 07/29/19

On July 29th, 2019 at approximately 11:15 AM the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office along with Siletz Valley Fire and medics with Pacific West Ambulance responded to Mooshine Park, 3870 Moonshine Park Rd in Logsden, OR. on a report of a truck pulling a camp trailer struck a young child. The initial report indicated the child had sustained injuries. (This location is public campground operated by the Lincoln County Parks.)

During First Responders response, Life Flight was requested do to the unknown injuries and the remote location.   

The investigation revealed a two year of age female was playing with friends at designated campsite when she quickly "darted" into the access road at the same time a truck pulling a travel trailer passed the campsite. The truck was driven by Richard Jans age 65 of Philomath, OR at speeds near or below 5MPH. Mr. Jan's did not see the child. It was reported by several witnesses the child ran into the side of the truck and went under the front right tire. Mr. Jans heard the witnesses yelling and stopped the truck before the back tire ran over the child.

The child was flown to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis, OR and was reported to be in stable condition with injuries to her leg. The injuries are not considered life threatening at this time. 

Mr. Jans fully cooperated with the investigation and no criminal charges are being sought. 




Karl Vertner, Patrol Sergeant 

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office 

541 265 0681


Tip of the Week for July 29 - National Night Out (Photo) - 07/25/19




National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign to promote law enforcement-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. This helps make our neighborhoods a safer and more caring place to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. It provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.


Millions of neighbors across thousands of communities in the United States, Canada, and military bases worldwide come together on the first Tuesday of August to celebrate taking a stand against crime by hosting evening community events. Neighborhoods hold block parties, cookouts, children's events, demonstrations, and much more. This year, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is hosting a National Night Out with the Siletz community, as well as in Waldport. This will be a great night for the whole family.


Join us in Siletz on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, between the hours of 5:30-8:30pm at the corner of Gaither Street and Logsden Road. Numerous fun activities will be taking place. This will be a great night featuring food, fun, games, and friendship-building.


In Waldport on the same date, the fun will be from 5:00 – 8:00pm at their Ballfield / Greeenspace. First responders will be on hand at both events displaying vehicles and equipment. visiting with community members. Watch our Facebook page for more details.


We hope you will join us in standing united against crime in support of safer neighborhoods.


For more information and tips, visit our website at and Like us on Facebook at Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office – Oregon.

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