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Police: Two Coos County men tracked by K9, arrested following interrupted burglary

Robert Joseph Perry and Michael James Robert Weathers (Coos County Sheriff's Office booking photos)

COOS BAY, Ore. -- Police in Coos Bay arrested two men thanks to a tracking K9 officer following a reported burglary Wednesday.

Around 10:20 a.m. on December 20, Coos County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an interrupted burglary at a residence on W. Fork Millicoma Road.

The dispatch center was given a brief description of the vehicle and the two men inside and, while deputies were en route, a vehicle matching the description was spotted westbound on Highway 241.

Deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop but the driver attempted to elude, reaching speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour, the report said.

Deputies observed the vehicle go up a driveway at a high rate of speed where the suspects abandoned it on a Coos County lawn.

Coos Bay Police initiated a K9 track. K9 Dak located 47-year-old Robert Joseph Perry, of Coos Bay, in the bushes approximately a quarter of a mile from the vehicle.

Perry surrendered and was taken into custody, police said, and he admitted to being the driver of the vehicle. He said he dropped his partner off about a quarter of a mile south. He was found to be in possession of stolen property from the rural home, police said.

K9 Dak was re-deployed and around an hour later, police took 36-year-old Michael Weathers of Coos Bay into custody. Weathers was found to be in possession of stolen property from the rural home incident also.

Perry was transported to the Coos County Jail and booked on the charges of Burglary in the First Degree, Theft in the First Degree, Attempting to Elude a Police Officer, Reckless Driving, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree and a Parole Violation. Robert Perry’s bail was set at $170,000.

Weathers was transported to the Coos County Jail and booked on the charges of Burglary in the First Degree, Theft in the First Degree, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, a Parole Violation and an outstanding Warrant for Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine. Michael Weathers bail was set at $150,000.

The arrests were made with the assistance of the North Bend Police Department, Coos Bay Police Department, Oregon State Police and the Coquille Tribal Police Department.

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