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OSU Crew Facilities Burglary Investigation Leads to 2 Arrests, Recovery of Stolen Property
Sergeant Vonn Schleicher
Oregon State Police - OSU
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Linn County Sheriff's Office
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Two Corvallis-area residents were arrested Tuesday by Oregon State Police (OSP) and Corvallis Police Department following an investigation into a burglary at the Oregon State University (OSU) Crew Team facilities. Over $4,000 worth of crew team equipment and an OSU pickup was stolen. The pickup and majority of stolen property was recovered.
The investigation started on December 20, 2009 following the discovery of a burglary at the OSU Crew Team facilities along the Willamette River during which equipment and an OSU pickup were stolen. The stolen pickup was recovered the next day at a Corvallis-area apartment complex parking lot.
OSP troopers and Corvallis police jointly worked on leads through the week that led to the identification of two suspects.
On December 29, 2009, OSP and Corvallis Police Department contacted a Corvallis residence in the 1200 block of Leonard Street where they recovered most of the stolen property. OSP troopers and Corvallis police found the two suspects, who are not OSU students, at a nearby 7-11 store and took them into custody without incident.
JOHNATHAN DAKOTA APPELT, age 18, and ROBERT LEE GRIFFIN, age 19, were lodged in the Linn County Jail for Burglary in the Second Degree, Theft in the First Degree, and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.