Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 – Deputies responded to the Shall Station regarding a burglary where the suspects smashed the plate glass door, entered the business and stole a safe. The suspects loaded the safe in a stolen vehicle and fled the scene. During the investigation evidence was discovered, collected and sent to the Oregon State Crime Lab for analysis. The evidence was evaluated and revealed a suspect. An evidence warrant was written and signed by the Lake County Circuit Court Judge for DNA evidence of the known suspect. On Friday, Feb. 7, the results of the buccal swabs were obtained through the search warrant executed by an Oregon State Police Detective at the Klamath County Jail on Friday, Jan. 3, at approximately 2: 45 p.m., were a conclusive match for Bryce Allen Stewart. Stewart remains in custody in Klamath County Jail on a Parole Board Warrant and Klamath County charges. The investigation has been forwarded to the DA’s Office requesting charges of Burglary II, Theft I, UUMV, and Criminal Mischief. Investigation is ongoing. It is believed that Stewart is the suspect in multiple burglaries in Lake County.
Sunday, Feb. 2 – Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 900 block of South 9th Street. When contacted the driver became very emotional and told Deputies that his female friend was distraught and was wanting to hurt herself. Deputies contacted the female and queried her about harming herself. The female was emotionally upset and said she needed help. The female was transported to the Lake District Hospital and released to the care of Mental Health.
Sunday, Feb. 2 – Deputies responded to the report of a domestic disturbance in the 1000 block of South J Street. It was determined the domestic altercation was between mother and son. The investigation revealed that a verbal argument turned physical when the mother assaulted her son by striking him in the face. The victim sustained a fat lip and blood was observed on the right side of his mouth. The mother was arrested, transported to the Lake County Correction’s Facility and booked for Assault. The investigation has been forwarded to the DA’s Office for charging.
Tuesday, Feb. 4 – Deputies responded to the Dollar General regarding a shoplifting complaint. Investigation revealed that a known female stole several items from Dollar General and while she was exiting the door she triggered the anti-theft alarm and then took off running. The total value of items stolen is approximately $21 and the theft was captured on surveillance video. The suspect has not been located and a warrant for her arrest has been requested from the Lake County District Attorney’s Office. Investigation is ongoing.