Following an investigation, local law enforcement has arrested a couple following a burglary attempt at Bernie’s Universal Dispensaries in South Beach.
Authorities sat it was during the early evening of February 28th that two males tried to force entry into Bernie’s Universal Dispensaries in South Beach. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies were able to determine one suspect tried to gain entry into the closed business by shooting the door lock with a handgun. It didn’t work. Meanwhile, investigators were able to work with Bernie’s Universal Dispensaries staff and other local businesses to identify the suspects from images from a surveillance video camera that was recording at the time.
Wednesday evening of this week, at approximately 4:45 PM, law enforcement armed with a search warrant went aboard a vessel moored at the South Beach Marina. Newport resident Shane Perry Miller 45 and a male juvenile were taken into custody. Miller was charged with Attempted Burglary, Criminal Mischief, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon. His bail was set at $200,000. 45 year-old Newport resident Rochelle Deanne Miller was taken into custody on an unrelated arrest warrant.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Dep. Maleri Cates at (541) 265-4277 ext. 7194.