On September 4, at approximately 8:14 pm, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a family fight between a male and female occurring in the 400 block of NE Commercial Street in Waldport. The lady caller reported the male was the aggressor and he was yelling at her.
Deputies pulled up outside the residence and contacted 35 year old Joseph Orsborne. Deputies conducted an investigation and ordered Mr. Orsborne trespassed from the property. Deputies advised that he was no longer allowed on the property and could face criminal charges if he returned. The female remained inside and secured the dwelling.
Later that night, just before midnight, 9-1-1 dispatch received another report that Mr. Orsborne had returned to the dwelling and began pounding on the door and windows. An additional witness reported Mr. Orsborne was now in possession of two hunting rifles. Mr. Orsborne was reportedly holding one rifle in his hand and had another slung over his shoulder. Deputies made multiple attempts to establish communication by phone with the female involved from the earlier incident, but were unable to get a response.
Due to the limited information received and the inability to establish communication with the involved female, several deputies and an Oregon State Trooper agreed on a high-risk strategy and raced to the location.
Upon arrival, Mr. Orsborne was seen standing inside the apartment building, holding one rifle – another one across his back. Mr. Orsborne immediately came out of the building toward officers and was given commands to drop the rifles. Mr. Orsborne complied and set the rifles down on the ground. Mr. Orsborne was quickly handcuffed and placed inside a sheriff’s patrol car. Both rifles and ammunition were seized and collected for evidence.
The female was found unharmed inside her apartment. It was determined that Mr. Orsborne owned the rifles and had left them inside the apartment prior to being trespassed. Mr. Orsborne returned to the location and demanded his property which included both rifles. The female reported she did not invite Mr. Orsborne back inside but she grew tired of hearing him yelling outside the building. Eventually she unlocked her door and gave Mr. Osborne his rifles but he still refused to leave.
When deputies got there Mr. Orsborn was transported to the Lincoln County Jail where he was lodged for Disorderly Conduct II, Criminal Trespass II and Criminal Trespass with a Firearm.