Sheriff's K9 deputy tracks, captures suspects who stole vehicle in Douglas County

ARRESTED: Jeffrey Haines & Tasha Thompson (Douglas County Sheriff's Office mugshots)

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The Douglas County Sheriff's Office assisted the Sutherlin Police Department with a stolen vehicle investigation at 2:30 a.m. Monday.

Sutherlin Police Department received a call from a resident who reported his vehicle had been stolen from his residence in the 900 block of Second Avenue in Sutherlin.

A short time later, the Sutherlin officer located the vehicle abandoned on railroad tracks in the 800 block of N. State Street in Sutherlin.

The officer requested the Douglas County Sheriff's Office respond along with a K9 unit.

Sheriff K9 Grim arrived and tracked the suspects, eventually locating 37-year-old Jeffrey Alan Haines of Sutherlin.

Haines did not comply with commands from law enforcement, at which point the K9 apprehended him, the report said.

Haines was taken into custody and received treatment for a minor injury as a result of the K9 capture, police said.

K9 Grim continued searching the area and located an additional suspect, 33-year-old Tasha Nicole Thompson, also of Sutherlin. She was taken into custody without incident.

K9 Grim has been with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office since 2013. He is a 6-year-old German shepherd.

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