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Lincoln County Assessor’s Office will be conducting a physical reappraisal of all residential properties within the cities of Toledo and Siletz. County Appraisers will be driving marked vehicles and carrying Assessors Office identification. Physical reappraisals are routinely conducted to update the Lincoln County assessment records and maintain equitable assessments. The reappraised values in Toledo and Siletz will be reflected on the 2015-16 tax roll which will be mailed in late October 2015.
Appraisal and assessment questions may be directed to the appraisal staff or the Chief Appraiser at (541) 265-4102. The Assessor’s counter will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The computer terminal access in the second floor hallway outside the Assessor’s Office will also be available Monday through Friday 8:30 am through 5:00 pm. Access to Assessor’s Office maps and prior years value information continues to be available on the Assessors web page at http://www.co.lincoln.or.us
In the early morning hours of April 8, 2015, Bradley Steven Thomas, age 55 of Waldport, Oregon was found unresponsive in his assigned cell in the Lincoln County Jail. It was determined Mr. Thomas was deceased and that neither CPR nor other life-saving efforts were an option that would revive Mr. Thomas.Mr. Thomas was arrested on charges of Menacing, Harassment, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. A civil commitment hearing was held on April 7. It was determined that Mr. Thomas would be committed to a psychiatric hospital ward as soon as an available bed could be located.
Oregon State law requires hourly cell checks. This involves a deputy making contact with every inmate in the facility to confirm the welfare of each inmate. During the night, this requires the deputy to enter each housing unit and confirm the sleeping inmate is breathing. It was during the cell check that Mr. Thomas’s lifeless body was discovered. The previous cell check confirmed that Mr. Thomas was alive and not experiencing any apparent distress.
As there were no visible signs indicating Mr. Thomas’s cause of death, an autopsy will be performed by the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office. The Newport Police Department responded to our call for assistance and conducted the death investigation. Mr. Thomas’s next of kin was notified.
Information provided by LCSO
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