Three men were arrested on burglary and other charges following an investigation by members of the Lincoln Interagency Narcotics Team (LINT) with Newport Police Department.
On Monday LINT detectives became involved in the investigation with Newport police after a burglary was reported at a local pizza restaurant in Newport. After obtaining video surveillance images, two suspects were developed by LINT detectives.
Detectives were contacted by a Toledo police officer who reported he had conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle containing the two suspects. Detectives responded to the location of the traffic stop and contacted the suspects, during which information was developed linking them to the pizza restaurant burglary and another burglary Monday evening at a Toledo-area railroad business office. A vehicle belonging to an employee of the business office was stolen and recovered abandoned in the Toledo area. Property and evidence related to the investigations were also recovered.
The following persons were arrested and lodged in the Lincoln County Jail in Newport for the listed charges:
ROBERT LEE WILLIAMS, age 25, from Siletz, was arrested for 2 counts of Burglary in the Second Degree, Theft in the First Degree, Theft in the Second Degree, and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.
JOSHUA EUGENE BROWN, age 29, from Lincoln City, was arrested for 2 counts of Burglary in the Second Degree, Theft in the First Degree, Theft in the Second Degree, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine, and Probation Violation.
CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL WHITE, age 26 from Toledo, who was a passenger in the vehicle was arrested on outstanding warrants for Parole Violation and Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine.
LINT is comprised of members of the Lincoln City Police Department, Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Newport Police Department, and Oregon State Police. If anyone has information regarding this case or any other information regarding drug crimes in Lincoln County please call LINT at (541) 265-8101.