Tuesday night Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a welfare check in Keys Place in Lincoln City. 9-1-1 dispatch advised they received a call from a female saying she was lost and scared. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on scene, located a female, Desirae J. Zaher, 32, of Merlin, Oregon on private property near the Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge.
Deputies determined Zaher had driven her vehicle onto private property where she got her car stuck in the dense brush and was unable to drive out. Thinking something suspicious was going on deputies found various items including a boat and a riding lawn mower near Zaher’s location and determined those items were stolen from nearby storage buildings.
Deputies located evidence at the scene linking Zaher to the burglary and thefts. Zaher was taken into custody and lodged at the Lincoln County Jail for Burglary II, Aggravated Theft, Criminal Mischief I, Criminal Trespass II with a bail of $180,000.