Lifesaving Award to CCSO Deputy
CCSO release – Date / Time: November 7, 2023; Marine Deputy Robert Baker receives lifesaving award for his actions on Tenmile Lake in July 2023. On July 14, 2023, Coos County Sheriff’s Marine Deputy Robert Baker was conducting a routine patrol of Tenmile Lake in Lakeside, when he encountered a capsized sailboat with the single occupant struggling to cling to the side of the vessel, obviously in distress. Deputy Baker aided the man, who was not wearing a personal flotation device or dressed for the incident, and brought him to safety. Had Deputy Baker not been on patrol in the area and taken quick action by removing the man from the cold water, the man very well could have drowned. On November 7, 2023, Deputy Baker was recognized by the Oregon State Marine Board with a lifesaving award for his actions that day. The award was presented before the Board of Commissioners by Marine Board Member Val Early and Marine Board Director Larry Warren.
Domestic Assault, Joshua Rd., North Bend
CCSO release – Date / Time: November 7th, 2023 around 12:50 pm; Case Number(s): 202300032580; Classification: Domestic Assault (Violation of a Release Agreement (Domestic Violence), Domestic Harassment, Assault in the Fourth Degree – Domestic & Interfering with Making a Report.); Location: Joshua Road in North Bend; Suspect(s): Abbygaile Hearne (23). Coos County Sheriff’s Office Responds to Disturbance, Arrest Made for Domestic Violence. On November 7th, 2023, at approximately 12:50 p.m., Coos County Dispatch received a 911 call reporting an active disturbance at a residence on Joshua Road in North Bend. Deputy Z. Smith promptly responded to the call, followed by Sergeant S. Moore. Upon arrival, Deputy Smith was informed by Dispatch that the nature of the disturbance was unclear due to the ongoing circumstances at the residence. Simultaneously, Dispatch relayed information that a female, later identified as Abbygaile Hearne (23), could be heard in the background shouting for someone to get up. Concerned for the safety of those involved, Deputy Smith immediately requested the assistance of Emergency Medical Staff to respond to the scene. Deputy Smith’s arrival coincided with OSP Trooper Waldrop escorting Abbygaile from the residence towards his patrol vehicle. Trooper Waldrop informed Deputy Smith that Abbygaile had been actively assaulting the victim when State Police arrived. As the investigation progressed, it became evident that the victim had sustained significant injuries. Further inquiry revealed that Abbygaile was under “Conditional Release” from the Coos County Courts, with a prohibition on any offensive contact with the current victim. Consequently, Abbygaile was taken into custody by law enforcement officials and transported to the Coos County Jail. She has been booked and is being held on charges of Assault 4-Domestic Violence, Harassment, Interfering with making a report, and Violation of Release Conditions pertaining to a Domestic crime. The Coos County Sheriff’s Office emphasizes its commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of all residents. Domestic violence is a severe offense, and we encourage anyone who may be a victim or witness to report such incidents promptly.