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OSP Arrests Crook County Landfill Manager and Employee on Theft, Official Misconduct Charges
05/13/2010
Crook County District Attorney's Office
(541) 447-4158
 
Lieutenent Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

Following a week-long criminal investigation by Oregon State Police, two Crook County landfill employees were arrested Thursday after they were indicted by a Crook County Grand Jury on criminal charges including theft and official misconduct.
 
On May 7, 2010, at about 8:30 p.m. Oregon State Police and Crook County Sheriffs Office responded to the Crook County Landfill related to allegations of theft and misconduct by Crook County landfill officials. The theft allegations involved a hydraulic hammer mistakenly dumped at the landfill with other debris worth an estimated $15,000 to $25,000.
 
As a result of an ongoing Oregon State Police criminal investigation a Crook County Grand Jury issued a true bill indictment May 13th resulting in arrest warrants for the landfill manager and an employee. Following the indictment and issuance of arrest warrants, Oregon State Police Bend Area Command detectives and troopers arrested the following individuals and lodged them at the Crook County Jail:
 
Landfill Manager ALAN CHARLES KELLER, age 64, from Powell Butte
  • Aggravated Theft in the First Degree
  • Official Misconduct in the First Degree
  • Tampering with a Witness
 
Landfill employee WILLIAM THOMAS LEDFORD, age 58, from Prineville
  • Aggravated Theft in the First Degree
  • Official Misconduct in the First Degree
 
Bail for both men listed at bail $20,000.