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Criminal Trespass/Disorderly Conduct - 06/11/24

On June 10, 2024 at 1843 hours, Newport Police arrested Brandon Allen Lyons, 49 of Newport, after Lyons attempted to enter multiple homes and vehicles in the area of NW 55th Street. Newport Officers were dispatched to the area of NW 55th St following the report of a male subject, later identified as Lyons, attempting to enter a residence. As officers were responding to the area, an additional caller in the area reported seeing Lyons in their back yard and reported he tried to enter their home through their back door. Lyons fled on foot, then attempted to make entry into a third home in the area. The homeowner stated Lyons was unsuccessful entering the home and  left on foot and was last seen entering the woods near NE 57th Street. 

Newport Officers, along with Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies and OSP Troopers, converged on the area, but were unable to locate Lyons.

While conducting follow-up interviews with homeowners in the area, officers learned Lyons was hiding in a vehicle on NE 57th St. Newport Police, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies, and OSP Troopers responded and located the vehicle on NE 57th St with a door open. After a brief standoff, Lyons surrendered and was taken into custody without incident. 

While conducting follow-up, officers learned from an employee of Coast Towing, which is located in the area, that Lyons had entered a tow truck, started it up and put it in gear. Lyons was unable to disengage the air brakes and was chased off by an employee at the business.

Lyons was transported to the Lincoln County Jail and lodged on the following charges:

            Brandon Allen Lyons, 49

  • Criminal Trespass II x 3
  • Unlawful Entry into Motor Vehicle
  • Attempt to Commit – Unlawful Use of Motor Vehicle
  • Disorderly Conduct II

The incident remains under investigation.  If you have any information regarding this case, contact Officer Nieto of the Newport Police Department at 541-574-3348. The Newport Police Tip Line is available at 541-574-5455, or Text-a-Tip at 541-270-1856 or tipline@newportpolice.net.

Information Released By: SGT Hallmark, 541-265-4850

 

DUII/ Motor Vehicle Crash - 06/10/24

June 8, 2024 at about 1600 hours, Newport officers were dispatched to the 400 block of SW Coast Hwy on the report of a single vehicle having crashed into a building. Upon arrival, officers located a 2005 Gray Kia Amanti crashed into the front of the Red Lotus Music Store. The vehicle had been traveling northbound on Hwy 101, when it veered off the roadway, knocked over a street lamp, and came to rest against the front of the business. Officers contacted the driver and identified them as Christopher Daniel Johnson, 38 of Newport. 

The investigation revealed Johnson had been traveling northbound on Hwy 101 and last remembered crossing the Yaquina Bay Bridge. Officers on the scene conducted a DUII investigation which determined Johnson was impaired. Johnson was transported to the Lincoln County Jail to be lodged and the vehicle was towed from the scene.

Johnson was taken into custody and lodged at the Lincoln County Jail for the following charges; 

Christopher Daniel Johnson, 38

  • DUII

If you have any information regarding this case, contact Officer Werner-Gavrin of the Newport Police Department at 541-574-3348. The Newport Police Tip Line is available at 541-574-5455, or Text-a-Tip at 541-270-1856 or tipline@newportpolice.net.