Armed Felon Arrested At The Mill Casino

On March 29th, 2023, several members of the Coos County Sheriff’s Office, along with two Coquille Tribal Police Officers, were attending a meeting with Timber representatives from multiple timber companies at the Mill Casino. The meeting was taking place upstairs, overlooking the hotel side entrance.  

Melissa, the Officer Manager for the Sheriff’s Office, noticed a suspicious-looking man walking towards the entrance of the Hotel from the parking lot and made Deputy Gray aware. While Melissa and Deputy Gray watched the man from the window, they noticed him pull a mask over his face, take a handgun from his pocket, and move it to the inside of his jacket. 

All law enforcement officers at the meeting quickly moved downstairs and confronted the subject, who was identified as Gary D. Danielson (32) of Coos Bay.

Mr. Danielson was immediately taken into custody.  A loaded 9mm handgun was seized from the inside of his jacket. North Bend Police responded at the request of the Sheriff’s Office and transported Mr. Danielson to the Coos County Jail on the charge of felon in possession of a firearm.  

It is unknown what Mr. Danielson’s intentions were; however, we are very proud of our local law enforcement officers for always remaining vigilant.