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News Release
Man barricaded in hotel room (Photo) - 11/05/18

On November 2nd, 2018 at 9:27 pm Newport Police were dispatched to the Agate Beach Best Western on a report of an unruly guest. Hotel staff advised the guest, 53-year-old Ian Kendall Sanderson with a last known address in San Diego California, entered a conference being held at the hotel and was loudly cussing and causing a disturbance. Sanderson was not a registered attendee of the conference. Hotel staff escorted him back to his room, where he continued to be disruptive by cursing loudly and turning his television audio “all the way up”. Staff attempted to evict Sanderson; however, he barricaded himself in his room.

Newport Police Officers arrived on scene and attempted to speak with Sanderson through the closed room door, in an attempt to trespass him from the location. During their contact with Sanderson, he continued his cursed filled tirade and physically prevented officers from making entry with a hotel master key.

While officers were outside the door attempting to negotiate with Sanderson, he called 911 multiple times. He was warned for misuse of 911, as there was no actual emergency, but he continued to call. Sanderson was advised he was under arrest for misuse of 911, but continued to barricade himself inside his room and was utilizing furniture and items inside the room to strengthen the barricade. Officers called Newport Fire Department personnel to assist in forced entry of the room, at the request of the hotel.

Once forced entry was made into the room, Sanderson was taken into custody without further incident.     

Sanderson was arrested at the scene and lodged in the Lincoln County Jail for;

  • Criminal Trespass in the 2nd degree (1 count)
  • Interference with a Peace Officer (1 count)
  • Improper Use of 911 (6 counts)

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