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Burglary and Theft Arrest (Photo) - 01/11/18

On 01/09/18, Newport Officers were dispatched to a burglary at the Newport High School, 322 NE Eads St.

School staff reported that someone had unlawfully entered the school during the night and stolen numerous items. A review of surveillance footage confirmed a male suspect had entered the school around 12:19 am. The suspect went through several areas of the school and appeared to be using a key to gain access to locked areas.

The suspect then exited the school with various items including an undisclosed amount of cash from the schools concession stand.

After reviewing the surveillance footage, school employees positively identified the suspect as Jacob Allen Hineline, a former janitorial employee with Sodexo.

On 01/10/18, Newport Police investigators, assisted by a Toledo Police investigator, located Hineline at a Toledo residence. Hineline was taken into custody without incident.

Investigators learned Hineline gained access to the school by using a master key he was issued as part of his employment with Sodexo.

Portions of the stolen items were recovered at the time of arrest, including a master key that Hineline used to enter the school. Investigators are working with school officials to continue identifying property that was stolen during the burglary.

The investigation confirmed Hineline was also responsible for a burglary at Taft High School, committed on 01/10/2018 at approximately 12:15am.

Hineline is lodged at the Lincoln County Jail on the charges of Burglary II, Trespass II, and Theft I, related to the Newport High School burglary and Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drugs.

Lincoln City Police Department also charged Hineline with Burglary II, Trespass II, and Theft I, related to the Taft High School burglary.

The Newport Police Department encourages citizens to report any suspicious activity they witness, as it may assist law enforcement. The Newport Police Tip Line is available at 541-574-5455, or Text-a-Tip at 541-270-1856. If you have any information regarding this case, contact Detective Leake with the Newport Police Department at 541-574-3348.

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Armed Robbery Arrest (Photo) - 01/04/18

On December 22, 2017 Newport Police Officers responded to a report of an Armed Robbery at the US Market. After an extensive investigation and tips received from citizens, an arrest was made.

Investigators received a tip which included a photo of the suspect. Investigators were able to link the information to the video footage taken from the robbery. Identifying Archie Havens as the suspect.

Havens' clothing and a distinctive tattoo located on his hand, confirmed a positive identification. Havens was located in the custody of Lane County Jail in Eugene, Oregon, where he was lodged on numerous charges of robbery in the Eugene area.

Havens denied committing the robbery at US Market and refused to answer the investigators questions.

On January 2, 2018, a Lincoln County Grand Jury indicted Havens on the charges of: Robbery I, Burglary 2, Unauthorized Use of a Weapon, Theft 1, and Menacing.

The Newport Police Department thanks everyone who provided helpful tips during the course of this investigation. This vigilance helped bring the investigation to a successful closure.

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Armed Robbery Arrest (Photo) - 01/04/18

On December 22, 2017 Officers responded to a report of an Armed Robbery at the US Market. After an extensive investigation and tips received from citizens, an arrest was made.

Investigators received a tip which included a photo of the suspect. Investigators were able to link the information to the video footage taken from the robbery. Identifying Archie Havens as the suspect.

HAVENS clothing and a distinctive tattoo located on his hand, confirmed a positive Identification. HAVENS was located in the custody of Lane County Jail in Eugene, Oregon, where he was lodged on numerous charges of robbery in the Eugene area.

Havens was denied committing the robbery at US Market and refused to answer the investigators questions.

On January 2, 2018, a Lincoln County Grand Jury indicted HAVENS on the charges of: Robbery I, Burglary 2, Unauthorized Use of a Weapon, Theft 1, and Menacing.

The Newport Police Department thanks everyone who provided helpful tips during the course of this investigation. This vigilance helped bring the investigation to a successful closure.

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Armed Robbery (Photo) - 12/27/17

On December 22, 2017 Newport Police Department was dispatched to US Market, located at 910 N. Coast Hwy in Newport, Oregon, on report of an Armed Robbery.

The suspect was described as a white adult male, with dark colored hair, eyeglasses, and a mustache with goatee. The suspect was wearing blue jeans and a hoodie sweatshirt pulled up over his head.

The suspect displayed a knife to the cashier and demanded all money in the cash register. The suspect then fled on foot in an unknown direction.

No injuries were reported as a result of this incident.

If you have any information about this incident please contact Detective Mike Leake at 541-574-0634. Or Text-a-Tip at 541-270-1856

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