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News Release

From the Office of the Sheriff
Sheriff Dennis L. Dotson

For Immediate Release


Date: Nov 22, 2013

Contact: Deputy Cliff Sites
Incident: Seal Rock man charged with theft.
Date Occurred: November 15, 2013
Time Occurred: Approximately 9:30 am
Location: Oregon Coast Community College, Waldport Campus


On November 15, 2013, at 9:30am, a Newport resident called the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office to report her cell phone had been taken from the Waldport Campus of the Oregon Coast Community College. The woman explained she had forgotten her phone plugged into a wall charger when she left her night class on November 13th. She said the phone was no longer there when she returned.

An investigation, which included reviewing campus video surveillance and tracking the use of the stolen phone, led to a night custodian, Nicholas Allen Engle, 35, of Seal Rock, as a suspect. Deputies contacted Engle at his residence and recovered the stolen phone.

Engle was transported to the Lincoln County Jail where he was cited and released for Theft II.