The Salem Police Department, Marion County Sheriff's Office and other local law enforcement agencies are attempting to locate the owners of more than 2,000 items of suspected stolen property seized from a home and property at 9884 Mount Angel-Gervais Road N.E., Gervais.

The alleged thefts took place in early January 2008.

Some of the stolen items from Lake Oswego, Marion County, Salem, Woodburn, Clackamas County, Silverton, Mount Angel, Clatsop County, Beaverton, Canby, Keizer, Tigard, Tillamook County, Tacoma and Camas have been returned to their owners.

The Salem Police Department has posted pictures of most of the remaining property with unidentified owners on its Web site.

The Web site address is .

Anybody who believes they are the owners of any of the items must first have reported the crime to their local police agency. They can then print the form from the Salem Police Web site, fill it out and mail it in to the Salem Police Department. Fill the form out completely with the best description possible of each stolen item, especially any identifying marks or numbers.

For information, call the Salem Police crime tip hotline at 503-588-8477.

If it was reported to another agency, victims are asked to contact that agency for assistance.

Police recommend that citizens engrave all their property such as tools, power equipment, electronics, bicycles, and small valuables with their driver's license number in this format: state abbreviation, followed by the number, followed by 'DL.' For example: OR100000001DL.

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