On August 13th a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputy was on patrol in Siletz. At the intersection of NE Old River Road and Judd Road the deputy saw a white Honda Accord cutting across in front of him onto Judd Rd. The Accord was going very fast for the turn and went completely into the oncoming traffic almost hitting a sedan head-on.
As Sgt. Meister attempted to stop the vehicle the driver accelerated away and a short pursuit ensued. After a few minutes, various turns through a small Tribal housing unit at speeds less than 50 MPH, the vehicle came to a stop in a field near a wooded area. The driver and a passenger fled on foot and evaded capture. The vehicle was impounded and later returned to the owner who and loaned it to one of the vehicle occupants.
An investigation and use of the high definition video system equipped in the patrol vehicle resulted in the identification of the driver who fled from the vehicle. He was identified as Carl James Maley, age 28 of Siletz. Maley was already wanted on a Parole Board Felony warrant.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) was assigned to locate Maley and take him into custody on the warrant and the charges related to the pursuit. On August 21, 2015 at about 10:30 AM the CRU located Maley in a vehicle in Siletz. After another brief foot pursuit Maley was taken into custody and lodged at the Lincoln County Jail on the no bail Felony warrant. Maley was also charged with Felony Eluding Police with a $50,000.00 bail, Misdemeanor Eluding Police with a $15,000.00 bail, and Reckless Driving with a $15,000.00 bail. Maley was additional cited for Driving While Suspended violation.
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On August 8th, 2015, at approximately 7:13pm Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Gautney was dispatched to the Siletz Tribal Pow Wow event on a report that a male subject was approached by his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend and a verbal confrontation ensued. Deputy Gautney made contact with the caller and determined no crime had been committed at that time. At approximately 8:19pm deputies were dispatched to an assault involving the same caller in the Takelma Ct. apartment complex in Siletz.
The investigation revealed the adult male victim had returned to his home when his ex-girlfriend, 23 year old Ashley Regalado of Siletz, showed up with her new boyfriend, 25 year old Johnathan Harmon of Siletz. Harmon and Regalado confronted the victim which resulted in a physical fight between them and the victim. The victim was able to fight back and both suspects left the scene.
The victim received non-life threatening injuries which did not require immediate medical attention.Harmon received non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital where he was treated and released. Harmon and Regalado were arrested and lodged at the Lincoln County Jail on one count of Assault in the third degree, a class C Felony. Their bail was set at $50,000 each.
Deputies were assisted on scene by the Toledo Police Department, PacWest Ambulance and the Siletz Fire Department.
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On the morning of October 27, 2014, Animal Services Deputies with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a report of a severely weak and malnourished puppy that was brought in for treatment at a local veterinary office. Subsequent calls of additional sick puppies led to an investigation which revealed puppies being distributed/sold from a residence in the 300 block of SW Siletz River Rd, Siletz. It was determined unsatisfactory living conditions and lack of minimum care had led to the verified death of at least one puppy and severe illness of others.
On June 25, 2015, Keegan Gray, 25 years old, of Siletz, was issued citations for two counts of Animal Neglect I, a class A Misdemeanor, and four counts of Animal Neglect II, a class B Misdemeanor, with combined bail set at $70,000.
On July 9, 2015, Sierra Moon, 21 years old, of Siletz, was also issued citations for Animal Neglect I, and Animal Neglect II, with bail set at $25,000. Continuing investigation may reveal further charges involving additional puppies born since the original reports.
Between June 19th, 2015 and June 23rd, 2015 the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office investigated two residential burglaries in the Seal Rock area. Detectives from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Crime Reduction Unit assisted with the investigation and were subsequently able to develop suspect information.
On June 29th, 2015 Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective’s located the suspect, Danielle E. Cameron, 30, of Siletz in her vehicle in the Newport area and contacted her on a traffic stop in the 500 block of NE 5th St within a block of Newport High School. Cameron was interviewed and admitted to committing both of the burglaries in Seal Rock. Cameron was taken into custody and lodged at the Lincoln County Jail on Burglary and Theft Charges. Cameron’s vehicle was seized as evidence.
On July 1st, 2015 Detective’s served a search warrant on Cameron’s vehicle and recovered property reported stolen in one of the burglaries and seized approximately 12.88 grams of suspected methamphetamine, and drug related paraphernalia. Cameron was additionally charged with Manufacture and Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) within 1000′ feet of a school, and Unlawful possession of a controlled substance with a bail of $1,050,000.00.
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Wednesday evening June 24th a fire was reported about six miles north of Siletz on the eastside of Hwy 229 in the Euchre Creek area. Two Oregon Department of Forestry units responded just after 9 pm to find a large slash pile burning uncontrolled. The fire was contained at approximately 11:30 pm and is roughly ½ acre in size. The fire appears to be human caused but is still under investigation. Any information is encouraged to be reported to Joe Hitselberger with Toledo ODF at 541-336-2273.
Effective June 25, 2015:
Due to increased fire danger, Plum Creek Timber’s property is closed to public access. This closure is effective immediately. The Siletz Gorge Mainline Road is open to walk-in access on weekdays. No motorized vehicles are allowed during the week. At his time, motor vehicle access is allowed on weekends. Access is for river recreation only. Side roads off the Siletz Gorge Mainline road are closed to all public access. As changes occur, an updated message is available by calling 541-336-6229.
On June 13, 2015 at about 6:45 PM, Deputies with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a single vehicle multiple injury traffic crash on Logsden Road about a half of a mile east of Siletz. Upon arrival deputies discovered a black Scion in the ditch that appeared to have flipped or rolled over causing at least one of the four occupants of the vehicle to be ejected.
One of the passengers had suffered serious injury and the other two passengers suffered minor injuries. The driver, identified as Christopher Lorenzo Garza age 22 of Siletz, exhibited signs of impairment and failed field sobriety tests. Garza was taken into custody for DUII.
The Multi Agency Crash Team was activated, which consists of members from the DA’s Office, OSP, officers from the Newport Police Department, the Toledo Police Department, The Lincoln City Police Department, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and ODOT. The MACT investigation revealed that Garza was driving westbound on Logsden Road at a high rate of speed when he failed to negotiate a curve at about milepost .5 and lost control of his vehicle.
Garza was lodged at the Lincoln County Jail where he is charged with DUII, Reckless Driving, 3 counts of Recklessly Endangering, and two counts of Assault in the Third Degree resulting in a bail of $175,000.00.
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On May 20, 2015, a Siletz resident reported her female dog was missing from the front of her residence. With help from the Siletz community, information was brought forward to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office that the dog had possibly been stolen, prompting an investigation. It was reported that two women were seen with the dog the day she was reported missing and through generous help of the Siletz Tribal Staff, two suspects were identified in the case.
A Deputy with the Sheriff’s Office interviewed the suspects and was eventually able to locate the dog and reunite her with her family. This investigation is on-going while possible criminal charges are being reviewed. Theft of domestic pets is a Class C Felony in the State of Oregon. Continue reading