Transients arrested in West Linn, charged for theft and possession of methamphetamine
Police seized laptop and credit card reported stolen on Sept. 26
West Linn police arrested Zachery Mayes, 35, and Haley Robertson, 19, on Tuesday, charging them with unlawful entry to a motor vehicle, first-degree theft and possession of the controlled substance methamphetamine.
At about 9:14 a.m. Tuesday, officers responded to a report of subjects breaking into a car in the 1500 block of Fifth Street. Officers, armed with descriptions of the two, converged on the area. Police Capt. Vic Lancaster located the two suspects in an alley two blocks from the scene.
Officer Larry Redler arrived and interviewed Mayes and Robertson. When he asked Mayes for identification, he produced an empty wallet, which turned out to be the wallet stolen from Jordan Winthrop's vehicle in West Linn on Sept. 26, police said.
When asked where they were going, Mayes and Robertson said they were on their way to see Mayes' brother Clinton, who resides at the Kings V Apartments at 1684 Eighth Ave.
Mayes and Robertson, who are transients, according to police, stayed occasionally at Clinton Mayes apartment. While officers were preparing to obtain a search warrant for the apartment, Clinton Mayes arrived at the home and gave detectives his consent to search his apartment.
Evidence seized included a laptop computer and a credit card stolen from Winthrop's car, as well as numerous DVDs reportedly taken from a separate West Linn car break-in, several GPS units, garage door openers and many sets of keys, including vehicle and house keys.
Officers are attempting to locate the owners of those items and hope to clear additional cases.
Also seized from Zachery Mayes were eight bindles of methamphetamine. Additional charges against the two are pending.
No charges are planned for Clinton Mayes.
Robertson was listed as a missing/endangered person in Law Enforcement Data Systems, police said.
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