Man arrested for disorderly conduct, criminal trespass

Joseph Michael Orsborn

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a domestic disturbance between a male and female in the 400 block of Northeast Commercial Street in Waldport at around 8:15 p.m. on Sept. 4. 

When deputies arrived, they contacted Joseph Michael Orsborn, 35, of Waldport, and at the involved female’s request, he was told to leave the property. Orsborn was informed that if he returned, he could face criminal charges.

Later that night, at approximately 11:45 p.m., the call center received another report that Orsborn was at that location and causing a disturbance by pounding on the door and windows. In addition, a witness reported Orsborn was now in possession of two rifles. 

Deputies made multiple attempts to establish communication by phone with the female involved from the earlier incident but were unable to get a response.

Due to the limited information received and the inability to establish contact with the woman, several deputies and an Oregon State Police trooper responded to the location. Upon their arrival, Orsborn was seen standing inside the building, holding one rifle and carrying another on his back. He immediately exited the building toward the officers and was given commands to drop the rifles. He complied and set the rifles down on the ground. Orsborn was subsequently taken into custody without incident. Both rifles and ammunition were seized and collected for evidence.

The female was found unharmed inside the residence. During an investigation, it was determined that Orsborn owned the rifles and had left them inside the house prior to being told by police earlier that evening to leave. He reportedly returned to the location to demand his property, which included the rifles. The woman told officers she did not invite Orsborn inside but reportedly grew tired of hearing him yelling outside of the residence and unlocked the door to give him his property. Orsborn then proceeded to remain unlawfully at the location despite being asked to leave several times, according to a press release issued by the sheriff’s office.

Orsborn was transported to Lincoln County Jail, where he was lodged for second-degree disorderly conduct, second-degree criminal trespass and criminal trespass with a firearm (two counts).


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