Between the dates of April 30 and May 30, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to several reports of burglary and theft from businesses located in the Yachats, Waldport, Seal Rock, and Depoe Bay areas. On May 30, a Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a report of a theft of $100 taken from a business located in the 300 Block of NW Hemlock Street, Waldport. Descriptions of two suspects, a male and female, and their associated vehicle were obtained during the investigation.
A short time later the deputy located a female matching the suspect description on Starr Street across from Kendall Field in Waldport. The female, identified as 36 year old Yachats resident Rebecca Emily York, was interviewed and subsequently arrested for theft of money taken from the Waldport business. During contact with York, suspicion was developed regarding her involvement in the business burglaries over the past month. York was subsequently taken into custody for the theft of money and transported to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.
Detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Crime Reduction Unit interviewed York about the business burglaries. During the interview, York was found to be in possession of stolen property from one or more of the burglaries as well as burglars tools used to gain entry into several businesses. A later search of York’s residence, located in the 200 Block of W 7th Street, Yachats, led to the recovery of multiple items reported stolen by several business owners
York was subsequently lodged at the Lincoln County Jail for the following crimes:
Burglary 1st degree – five counts
Burglary 2nd degree – four counts
Attemtped Burglary 2nd degree – two counts
Theft 1st degree – four counts
Theft 2nd degree – four counts
Theft 3rd degree – two counts
Criminal mischief 2nd degree – eight counts
Unlawful entry into a motor vehicle – one count
Possession of burglar’s tools – one count
Possession of Methamphetamine – one count
York’s bail was set at $500,000
On Monday, June 1, a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective located and interviewed York’s boyfriend, 31 year old Waldport resident Christopher Michael Corcoran regarding the burglary and thefts. Following the interview Corcoran was arrested and lodged at the Lincoln County Jail on the following crimes:
Conspiracy to commit Burglary 2nd degree – one count
Conspiracy to commit Theft 2nd degree – one count
Theft 3rd degree (theft by receiving) – one count
Corcoran’s bail was set at $37,500.