Quick Thinking Eagle Point Residents Help Deputies Arrest Burglary Suspects

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) deputies quickly arrested three burglars last night after vigilant neighbors relayed crucial suspect information to Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon (ECSO) Dispatch. JCSO deputies located the burglars fleeing the scene of the crime less than 10 minutes after the initial call. 

JCSO received a report of a burglary in progress in the 1500 block of Brentwood Drive in rural Eagle Point last night at 5:48 p.m. Neighbors reported hearing glass breaking followed by two men exiting an unoccupied residence with items in hand. The neighbors provided a vehicle description and license plate number to ECSO dispatch. Multiple JCSO deputies began to head toward the reported crime.  

At 5:55 p.m. an Eagle Point Police Department officer spotted a car matching the suspect vehicle’s description travelling south on Highway 62 near the intersection of Nick Young Road. Two minutes later JCSO deputies intercepted the suspect vehicle on Highway 62 and conducted a traffic stop near the VA Domiciliary in White City. Three occupants in the vehicle were detained, and items believed to have been stolen from the burglary could be seen in plain view including a firearm.

The occupants were identified as Nathaniel David Anderson, 34, Eli Fredrick White, 31, and Destiny Dezarae Barnett, 26, all from Grants Pass. The three suspects are all on probation supervision, Anderson out of Jackson County, Barnett and White out of Josephine County. All three subjects were lodged in the Jackson County Jail for first-degree burglary, first-degree theft, felon in possession of a firearm, and probation violations. Their vehicle was rented through the car rental company Turo and was seized pending a search warrant to retrieve the stolen property.

Investigators believe the subjects may be involved in other burglaries in the area. The quick arrests and recovery of the stolen property were made possible due to the vigilant neighbors who observed criminal activity and reported it to law enforcement. JCSO would like to recognize the actions taken by the neighbors leading to this arrest and helping us to keep our community safe.

A criminal complaint is only an accusation of a crime, and a suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Source: JCSO

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