On Tuesday, May 18th, members of the Lincoln City Police Department contacted and arrested 32-year-old Douglas Naylon of Lincoln City on charges stemming from a shots fired call that occurred on Saturday, April 24th.
In the early morning hours of April 24th, Lincoln City Police officers responded to a report of a male subject who fired shots from a handgun in the North Shell Gas Station parking lot after the gas station worker refused to sell him beer. Officers arrived in the area and began searching for the male subject, however he was not located. Officers did recover evidence at the scene including photographs of the involved male from security cameras. Officers further obtained a detailed description of the subject, but his identity was not known at the time.
The investigation remained active and a description of the suspect was released on social media in hopes that someone could identify the suspect. Fortunately, officers began receiving tips from citizens who knew the suspect from the gas station photos. Those tips, along with additional information helped to identify the suspect as Douglas Naylon. Police officers obtained a search warrant for the suspect’s place of residence. On the morning of May 18th, a team of Lincoln City Police Officers contacted suspect Naylon at his residence located in the NE 3600 block of Hwy 101. They immediately arrested him. A search warrant was subsequently served at Naylon’s residence and officers found evidence believed to be related to the incident as well as a handgun.
Naylon was transported to the Lincoln County Jail where he was lodged on multiple charges including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Firearm, and Disorderly Conduct.
The Lincoln City Police Department would like to thank the citizens who contacted the police department with information regarding the suspect. The partnership we have with our citizens greatly assist us in solving crimes and making Lincoln City a safer place to live, work and play.
The investigation remains open and additional charges are possible. If you have any information involving this incident, LCPD case number LCP21000651, please contact Senior Officer Torin Liden at 541-994-3636.