K9 officer tracks 2 suspects in Coos Bay, leading to their arrest
COOS BAY, Ore. -- Two people with outstanding arrest warrants were apprehended in Coos Bay thanks to the tracking of a K9 officer, Coos County Sheriff's Office reported.
Around 10:30 a.m. Thursday, a deputy questioned two people at a transient camp near Olive Barber Road after a reported trespassing there and learned Christopher S. Wiley and Jessica D. Jones both had numerous outstanding warrants for arrest.
When the deputy attempted to recontact the individuals, they had fled from the location on foot, promoting authorities to call out K9 Odin to conduct a criminal apprehension track.
After tracking about a mile through dense and heavy terrain, police say Wiley was located near the water just off of Coos River Highway.
Odin located Jones on a subsequent track near Isthmus Heights Road in the Eastside area.
Both were transported to the Coos County Jail where they are being held on their respective outstanding warrants.
"The Coos County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank several partnering agencies, including the Oregon State Police, the Coos Bay Police Department, and several members of the Coos County Sheriff’s Office including Sheriffs Office K9 Odin for their assistance," the sheriff's office said.