A deputy with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office investigated a suspicious vehicle in Otis, reportedly stolen out of Lincoln City. Later, Benjamin Anthony Gomez, 41, of Otis was contacted as a person of interest after being found in possession of an item taken out of the stolen vehicle. Gomez was detained and during a pat down search, was found to be in possession of illegal drugs. Gomez was arrested for Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle and Theft II. He was then transported to the Lincoln County Jail where he was lodged on $80,000 bail.
Anyone with information regarding the stolen vehicle or potential suspects are asked to contact the Lincoln City Police Department or the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.