Man accused of stealing gun and credit cards from car

The woman was horseback riding when the theft happened.

Posted: May 26, 2020 4:56 PM

COOS BAY, Ore. – A man was arrested after deputies say he broke into the car of a woman who was horseback riding on Saturday.

The Coos County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jack White, 41, of Coos Bay on May 24. He is being held at Coos County Jail with no bail due to a probation violation.

He faces charges of first-degree theft, unlawful entry into a motor vehicle, felon in possession of a firearm, second-degree theft, second-degree criminal mischief, three counts of fraudulent use of a credit card and probation violation.

Deputies said they responded to the North Spit area just before 1 p.m. on May 23 after receiving reports of the theft.

The victim had been away for about an hour and a half, and when she returned, she found the front passenger window broken out. Her purse was stolen, including her identification, credit cards and a pistol.

She was canceling her credit cards and learned transactions had already been made. Deputies said one was at McKay’s in the Empire area.

Deputies obtained video and identified the suspect and his vehicle. Attempts to locate him were initially unsuccessful.

The next day, at about 11 a.m., a timber deputy was patrolling the Coos County Forest off West Beaver Hill and found the vehicle, deputies said. The man drove off on a narrow logging road, but was unable to get past the deputy and stopped at the end of the road.

Deputies said the man didn’t comply, and when asked if he had weapons, the suspect reportedly held the gun out the window of the vehicle but did not point it at the deputy.

When additional units arrived, there was a short standoff, and the suspect threw the gun out of the window of the car, and deputies took him into custody, they said.

All of the items that were stolen were recovered.

Oregon State Police and Bandon Police assisted.

Deputies remind residents to lock their cars and not leave valuables unattended.

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