Coos Bay Police Department
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SUBJECT COOS BAY RESIDENT ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT ON PARENTS
SUSPECT: RONALD EARL MCNEIL
BIOGRAPHICAL: 38 YEAR OLD COOS BAY RESIDENT
CHARGE(S) 2 COUNTS OF ASSAULT IV – DOMESTIC
& BAIL: $ - bail unknown at this time
On October 18, 2008, at approximately 2:51 pm, Coos Bay Police received a 911 call from 38 year old Coos Bay
resident Ronald McNeil, reporting a family dispute between himself and his parents at their residence at 501
Puerto Vista Dr., in Coos Bay.
While Coos Bay Police Officers responded, 59 year old mother of Ronald, Sylvia McNeil, reported to 911
operators that Ronald was destroying property. She informed police that Ronald had mental issues, had been
drinking, and was upset over a conversation regarding a possible move to Florida.
Prior to officer arrival, Sylvia placed another 911 call to report that Ronald’s behavior had escalated, and was
now assaulting his father, 71 year old John McNeil and her.
Coos Bay Police aided by State Troopers, arrived to investigate. Emergency medical was also called to the
scene to render aid to assault victims John & Sylvia McNeil, transporting them to Bay Area Hospital, where
they were treated and released with undisclosed injuries.
Ronald McNeil, described as uncooperative at the time of arrest, was taken into custody on 2 COUNTS OF
ASSAULT IV-DOMESTIC CHARGES, and also transported to Bay Area Hospital for a medical evaluation and
clearance prior to his transport to Coos County Jail. Ronald McNeil remains in Bay Area Hospital, where he is
being treated for injuries sustained during the physical altercation between himself and his parents.
No Weapons were reported.
Prepared By Issued Investigating Officer(s) Case # Reviewed
H. Thompson 10/20/2008 Officer Babb, Sergeant Hatzel and P20083672
Oregon State Police Troopers
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