Police: Coos Bay woman arrested twice, uses sister's name at time of arrest

Amanda Sharp (Coos County Sheriff's Office booking photo)

COOS BAY, Ore. -- A Coos County woman was arrested twice--once Friday and again Saturday--after police learned she was responsible for some local thefts and for using a false name.

Just after 10 p.m. Friday, a Coos County deputy was dispatched to Spaw Lane off Cape Arago Hwy to several reports of screaming coming from the location.

Upon arrival, he saw a woman, later identifed as Amanda Sharp of Coos Bay, coming out of a driveway on Spaw Lane.

The deputy knew the owners of the property and knew Sharp didn't reside there.

Police say she was carrying suspected stolen property still wrapped in its original packaging when she began walking quickly down the middle of Spaw towards the highway.

When the deputy attempted to speak with her, she threw the property to the ground and ran after being ordered to stop. Police say she yelled, “I am not going to jail.”

The deputy saw a snowboard in its original wrapping on the ground where she dropped it and, knowing of several recent thefts and burglaries in the area, suspected she had stolen it.

At this time, the deputy had probable cause to arrest her on disorderly conduct, attempted escape and interfering with an officer, the report said.

K9 Odin was deployed and after a short track of about 50 yards located Sharp hiding behind a Conex container next to a business known as His Junk Her Treasures.

"She made no effort to alert police to her hiding location," the sheriff's office said, adding she later stated, “I shouldn’t have run.”

Although police say she kicked at K9 Odin at the conclusion of the track, striking him in the nose, she was apprehended and charged with second degree theft, second degree disorderly conduct, interfering with police, interfering with a police animal, second degree criminal trespass, and third degree escape.

She was taken to Bay Area Hospital and referred on the charges in lieu of being taken into custody.

On Saturday, the deputy continued investigating the burglary and discovered the woman's name was actually Amanda Sharp, not her sister's name as originally stated.

"There was video evidence, but in the investigation it was seen that Sharp had spray-painted a camera, which disabled it," the report said.

Sharp was positively identified by a citizen as being involved in the burglary, police said. She was apprehended in a residence near the burglary site without incident.

Around 1 p.m. Saturday, a different deputy responded to His Junk Her Treasures store after they reported a snowboard had been stolen.

But this deputy didn't have prior knowledge that the K9 team had apprehended a woman the night before while in possession of the stolen snowboard.

Sharp was arrested again and taken to the Coos County Jail where she remains lodged as of Monday afternoon on $90,000 bail.

She was charged with the following:

  • Burglary II
  • Criminal Trespass II
  • Theft II
  • Possession of Burglar tools
  • Identity theft
  • Interfering with a Police Officer
  • Interfering with a police animal
  • Disorderly Conduct II
  • Attempted Escape III

"For clarification, Amanda Sharp is the suspect captured by K9 Odin on Friday night," the sheriff's office said. "She used her sister Erica’s name, falsely saying that was who she was to the deputy."

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