A neighbor on in Seal Rock reported seeing a man she did not recognize, climbing through the window of a residence in the 1200 block of NW Park View, with a crowbar in his hands. The neighbor quickly called 9-1-1 and reported that the man then left the residence and drove away while deputies were still en route. However, she was able to provide a good description of the vehicle, including the license plate.
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies David Hawley and Cliff Sites located and stopped the vehicle on Highway 101 near the Newport Airport and identified the driver as Jesse William Beecher, age 30, of Florence. An investigation revealed that Beecher was at the Park View Street address and did not have permission to be there.
During a search of the vehicle, deputies found a bag of methamphetamine along with a methamphetamine pipe in Beecher’s pocket.
Beecher was arrested for Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine and theft and was lodged in the Lincoln County jail with a bail of $50,000. Beecher’s passenger, Lacy Rene Coles, age 27 of Florence, was cited and released for Possession of Methamphetamine. Additional charges are still pending.