Home burgled, key and truck stolen

Otoniel Fuentes-Garcia, 37, of Lincoln City was arrested Sunday after Lincoln City Police officers found him sitting in the driver's seat of a car reported stolen from a burgled home several days prior.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed Monday, a Lincoln City resident contacted Lincoln City police officers around 9 p.m. Thursday to report someone stole his 2017 Toyota Camry by breaking into his home and taking the key fob from his bedroom.

Officers arrived at the man’s residence around 8:10 p.m. and found evidence that a storage shed on the property was broken into, and a door leading into the home seemingly was forced open by wedging a small tool between the frame and latch. No one was found inside the home, but the key fob to the car was missing from the master bedroom, the affidavit states.

The vehicle was reported stolen and officers later received surveillance video from a neighbor showing a man in a dark jacket with the hood up enter and leave the residence around 7:13 p.m. Thursday.

Around 4:30 a.m. Sunday, a patrolling officer sighted what appeared to be the missing car parked at the same residence it was reported stolen from. After inspecting the vehicle, the officer found it unoccupied and locked. A thermoscan of the vehicle showed it was still warm and had likely been parked there recently. The officer was unable to reach the vehicle’s owners during the early hours of the morning and so backed off to surveil the vehicle, according to the affidavit.

Around 6 a.m., the officer saw the lights of the vehicle flash as though someone had used the key fob to unlock it and observed a man matching the one captured on video approach and enter the car. 

After calling for backup, the officer approached the vehicle with his gun drawn and ordered the man to exit, after which another officer arrived and secured the man in handcuffs. The man was identified as Fuentes-Garcia and in possession of several small tools that could have been used to open the residence’s back door and a plastic baggy and vial filled with 14 grams of a substance that tested positive as methamphetamine.

Fuentes-Garcia was arrested and charged with first-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, second-degree theft, unauthorized use and possession of a motor vehicle and unlawful possession of methamphetamine. He remains lodged at the Lincoln County Jail on $150,000 bond.

Man arrested for wandering into traffic

Emigdio Lopez Reyes, 46, of Lincoln City was arrested Sunday after witnesses reportedly saw him wander into traffic on Highway 101 near the Lincoln City Burger King multiple times.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed Monday, a Lincoln City resident called the Lincoln City Police Department around noon Sunday to report a man had nearly been struck by a white SUV after wandering into it and other vehicles' paths. The man, later identified as Reyes, reportedly slapped the SUV on the hood before wandering off, and several vehicles were forced to come to a complete stop to avoid hitting him.

Officers soon located Reyes, who appeared “extremely intoxicated” and told them he slapped the SUV “because it was new,” the affidavit states.

Reyes was arrested and charged with second-degree disorderly conduct and remains housed at the Lincoln County Jail on $10,000 bond.

Woman arrested on assault after food fight with mother

Tirzah Angel Daugherty, 26, of Grande Ronde was arrested May 3 after an argument with her mother resulted in the two throwing food items and cans at one another before Daugherty allegedly pinned and struck her mother in the face several times. 

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed Monday, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to reports of a physical domestic incident at a residence in Siletz May 3. Deputies arrived to find Daugherty holding her mother down on the floor and asked Daugherty to release her. They collected statements from both parties before the mother was taken to the hospital to treat several injuries to her face.

Daugherty told deputies she had gotten into an argument with her mother that escalated to a point where her mother tossed a pan of chicken at her, which Daugherty said she deflected, and it flew back and struck her mother in the face. Officers observed the mother’s eye was bruised and swollen shut, the affidavit states. 

Daugherty’s mother said Daugherty started the altercation when she attacked her by throwing cans of food at her and then sprayed the pan of chicken she was preparing for dinner with a can of Lysol. Daugherty’s mother said it was then that she threw the pan at Daugherty, which Daugherty retaliated to by throwing more cans, according to the affidavit.

Daugherty’s mother said Daugherty eventually jumped on her and pinned her down on the floor before striking her several times on the face. Deputies concluded based on the mother’s injuries that Daugherty had committed fourth-degree assault and placed her under arrest.

Daugherty was taken to the Lincoln County Jail and where she remains lodged on $15,000 bond.

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