K-9 assists in capturing two suspects accused of stealing vehicle in Sutherlin

Two people were arrested early Monday morning after allegedly stealing a vehicle from a driveway, according to a release from Sutherland Police.

Just after 2:30 a.m., Oct. 16, a resident heard his Honda start up in his driveway and leave towards Oakland.

An officer located the vehicle unoccupied in the middle of the railroad tracks, and requested a K-9 unit from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

The K-9 located and bit one suspect, Jeffrey Alan Haines, 37. Medical personnel reportedly  put stitches in his leg.

After apprehending Haines, the K-9 located the second suspect, Tasha Nicole Thompson, 33.

Jeffrey Haines, 37, and Tasha Thompson, 33, were arrested in Sutherlin Oct. 16, 2017 on drug and auto theft charges. Photos courtesy of Douglas County Jail.

Police say both suspects had syringes in their possession, which tested positive for methamphetamine.

Both were arrested and taken to Douglas County Jail on charges of unlawful use of a vehicle, unlawful entry into a motor vehicle, first- and second-degree criminal trespass and possession of methamphetamine.

Thompson was released from custody Oct. 17, and Haines remains in custody at this time.