Press Releases

Authorities Identify Victim Of Homicide

The man found dead on rural property outside of Coos Bay has been identified as 64-year-old Richard Perkins.  His body was found lying in the front yard of a residence located at 63368 Ross Inlet Road southeast of Coos Bay around 10 am yesterday morning.  The Sheriff’s is still looking for a “person of interest” [...]


Monday August 15 2016

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Police Looking For Person Of Interest In Suspected Homicide

At approximately 10:00 AM this morning, the Coos County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a body lying in the front yard of a residence located at 63368 Ross Inlet Road, Coos Bay, Coos County, Oregon. Upon arrival deputies found the deceased body of a white male adult. It was apparent from the condition of the [...]


Sunday August 14 2016

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Searchers Locate Missing Plane Near Brookings

On July 21st around 8:30 AM, search and dive teams from the Sheriff’s Office from Curry, Josephine, Clackamas and Jackson Counties located the missing plane and one passenger just off the coast of Rainbow Rock in Brookings, Oregon. Dive Crews recovered the body of one passenger next to the wreckage and transported it back to the Port of Brookings [...]


Friday July 22 2016

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8-Year-Old Child Dies In ATV Accident

On Saturday just after 3:00 PM, Coos County Sheriff’s Office received a call about an ATV accident on Lamont Lane in Coos Bay. 8-year-old Diavik Neilsen was reportedly operating an ATV on his parent’s property when the 4-wheeler overturned and landed on top of him. Millington Fire Department and paramedics from Bay Cities Ambulances responded [...]


Monday June 13 2016

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Sherriff’s Office Seeking Public Assistance In Arson Case

The Coos County Sheriff’s Office is seeking public assistance in identifying the suspect of Arson off Daniels Creek Road in the area of South Coos River Lane. On Sunday, A Coos County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to Wren Smith Road. The Deputy noted a cabin and shop had been completely burned. Deputies determined it was arson with [...]


Monday April 25 2016

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Coos County Sheriff’s Office Warns About Phone Scam

Over the last several weeks, the Coos County Sheriff’s Office has taken several fraud reports involving an IRS telephone scam.  The victims are receiving calls from subjects claiming to represent the IRS and claiming the victim is the subject of an IRS tax warrant.  The subjects are requesting payment in the form of gift cards.  [...]


Monday April 11 2016

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Man Absconds From Authorities During His Trial Lunch Break

A warrant has been issued for a man found guilty on assault charges after he failed to return to his trial in Coos County Circuit Court.  Kevin lee Marshall was being tried on 2nd degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon, recklessly endangering another person and menacing before Judge Michael Gillespie in Coos County Circuit [...]


Wednesday March 30 2016

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Body Found On Port Orford Beach

The Curry County Sheriff’s office received a call from a Port Orford resident yesterday afternoon regarding the discovery of a human male body along the shoreline. Oregon State Police responded to assist. Due to the body’s condition, there was no way to identify the person other than being an adult male. A Search and Rescue [...]


Thursday March 24 2016

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Update: One Still Missing After Boat Capsizes

A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Coos Bay,  in Charleston, Oregon, searches for a missing fisherman next to the  62-foot fishing trawler Patty A J, after the vessel capsized while inbound between the Coos Bay Bar jetties, March 23, 2016. The other three people who were on board, including an observer with [...]


Wednesday March 23 2016

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Bunker Hill Family Escapes From Burning Home

A Bunker Hill family is safe after their home caught fire early this morning. Firefighters were called to Paradise Lane in Coos Bay. Homeowner Dillon Hogan discovered the fire and tried to put it out. Finally, Hogan and his wife escaped through a bedroom window. Fire officials say the Hogans compartmentalized the fire by closing [...]


Tuesday March 22 2016

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