On August 28, 2018 at about 8:00 pm Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a welfare check in the area of the Keys Place in Lincoln City, Oregon. Lincoln City Dispatch advised they received a 911 call from a female advising she was lost in the area and scared. At about 8:40 pm Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputies arrived in the area of the callers last known location and located a female, Desirae J. Zaher, 32, of Merlin, Oregon on private property near the Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge.
Upon contact with Zaher, Deputies determined Zaher had driven her vehicle onto private property where she lodged her vehicle in the dense brush and was unable to drive out. During further investigation Deputies located various items to include a boat and a riding lawn mower near Zaher's location and determined those items were stolen from nearby storage buildings. Deputies located evidence at the scene linking Zaher to the burglary and thefts. Zaher was taken into custody and lodged at the Lincoln County Jail for Burglary II, Aggravated Theft, Criminal Mischief I, Criminal Trespass II with a bail of $180,000.