Press Releases

Police Release Names Of Mariners Recovered From Boating Accident

The names of the three mariners who lost their lives in a boating accident last Saturday have been released. On September 24th Coos County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the South Jetty near the mouth of the Coquille river on the siting of a deceased subject in the Coquille River. An investigation determined that  a small [...]


Tuesday September 27 2016

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Police Seek Suspect In Ashworth’s Market Armed Robbery

Police are looking for a suspect in an armed robbery of Ashworth’s Market in North Bend. Around 4:00 AM this morning a store employee reported a lone male small in stature, dressed in dark clothing and covering his face, entered the market and allegedly brandished a firearm, and demanded the clerk surrender cash. According to [...]


Thursday September 8 2016

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Coos Bay Homicide “Person Of Interest” Arrested In Washington

Police have taken Lucas Mark Perkins into custody in Seattle. Perkins was wanted for questioning in the death of 64-year-old Richard Perkins who was found dead Sunday morning near his home on Ross Inlet Road.  An autopsy confirmed the elder Perkins had died as the result of blunt force trauma to the head.  Lucas Perkins [...]


Wednesday August 17 2016

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Coos County DA Releases Cause Of Death In Homicide

Officials say an autopsy on the body of Richard Perkins has been completed. The autopsy of 64-year-old Richard Perkins, whose body was found near his home southeast of Coos Bay, determined he was bludgeoned to death with a blunt object. Coos County District Attorney Paul Frasier says Perkins died as a result of severe blunt [...]


Tuesday August 16 2016

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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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