Third trailer thief found
Another man caught in theft ring that stole Tuality trailer
Police have arrested a third suspect in a series of vehicle thefts along the I-5 corridor, including the theft of a Tuality Healthcare trailer in Forest Grove.
Marion County Sheriff's deputies say they arrested Robert Alan Stone, 40, of Turner, Ore., Sunday evening following a theft and foot pursuit in Keizer.
Police throughout the Willamette Valley have been trying to find Stone since the arrest of two men police say he worked with to steal and trade in trailers and other vehicles.
Police arrested Jeremiah Rew, 35, of Lyons, Ore. and Terrence Grandy, 49, of Marion County Friday, May 13, following an investigation that began in Forest Grove of a stolen trailer belonging to Tuality Healthcare.
The trailer contained emergency response equipment, including generators and other supplies, but police believe the motive in the theft was to fuel a trade in stolen vehicles and trailers, headed by Rew, Stone and Grandy.
Surveillance video taken at Tuality Forest Grove Hospital captured images of a Jeep Cherokee used to drag the trailer, which was also owned by the Forest Grove Police Department, from the site.
That video led to an investigation near the Marion County town of Stayton.
During a day-long investigation on May 13, deputies honed in on Rew and Grandy along with a pair of stolen Jeeps, one matching the description of the vehicle in the surveillance video from Forest Grove.
Stone found following Goodwill theft
Police honed in on Stone, the third suspect in the theft ring, following a tip from a Goodwill store on River Road North in Keizer.
A staffer said a man had just left the store at about 6:40 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, after asking the plain-clothed security officer working at the store if he knew anyone interested in buying drugs.
Police spotted Stone in the parking lot of the Goodwill, entering a vehicle that they say was determined to have been stolen from Hillsboro.
Stone fled on foot, but was arrested following a short foot pursuit.
He was charged with Theft 3, possession and delivery of a controlled substance, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and two counts of possession of stolen property as well as a parole violation.
He's currently being held in Marion county jail.