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OSP Investigating Weekend Burglary, Theft at State Capitol Maintenance Secured Area
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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Oregon State Police (OSP) is asking for the public's help to identify the suspect(s) responsible for breaking into a Oregon Parks & Recreation Department (OPRD) maintenance storage area and building over the weekend. The suspect(s) stole a truck, recovered later by OSP, and nearly $6500 worth of maintenance equipment and tools.
According to OSP Sergeant Scott Lorimor, on May 3, 2010 at 5:30 a.m. OPRD park rangers discovered that someone had broken into a secured area and the Garden Pride building located at Waverly Street NE and Court Street NE east of the State Capitol building. Numerous items were stolen from the secured grounds and a building that was broken into, including a stolen 2007 Ford 550 truck valued at $49,000.
OSP troopers from the Capitol Mall office responded to investigate. The stolen Ford truck was found abandoned about six blocks east of the area with sustained damage from when it was broken into prior to being stolen. It is believed the vehicle was used to haul away most of the stolen property listed below:
  • Six aluminum ladders ranging from 4 to 16 feet
  • Three Honda Power edgers, model 308-H
  • One Honda Power Washer
  • One Craftsman 5-gallon air compressor
  • One X-Mark gas-powered push mower
  • One Mantis tiller
  • 122 piece Craftsman tool set
Anyone with information to help identify the suspect(s) and/or location of the stolen property is asked to call OSP Capitol Mall office at (503) 986-1122.