Crime Investigation

Crime Investigation: Lincoln City police remove items from a truck suspected in an earlier auto break-in at Agnes Creek Wayside.

UPDATE Posted on Sept. 13:

The following new details are provided by Lincoln City Police.

On 9-10-18 at about 11:47 hours, Officer Claunts was dispatched to a car clout in the area of the Agnes Creek Trail area on SW Bard Rd.

The Complainant/Victim reported she had parked the car at the Agnes Creek Parking lot and went for a walk. Upon returning to her vehicle the victim observed a male subject breaking into her vehicle and then leaving the area in a blue and white Ford pick-up.

The pick-up was reported to have gone west on SW Bard after the scene. Officers responded to the area, but were unable to locate the suspect pick-up. Officer Claunts contacted the victim for statement and photos, while Officers Craig and Anderson search the area.

Code Enforcement Officer Craig Grabenhorst advised by radio he had spotted a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle and occupied by a male and female. The suspect vehicle was turning onto Logan Rd and then into the Safeway parking lot.

Officer Anderson and Sgt. Escalante arrived in the area about the same time and made contact with the suspects and vehicle. Officers could see in plain view stolen personal items identified by the victim.

Subsequent interviews and investigation led to the arrest of both suspects. Additional investigation revealed the pickup they were driving was listed as stolen out of Clackamas County.

Arrested were Pieter Roos, age 29, and Kristen Hall, age 24. Both were arrested for numerous charges including Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Controlled Substance Felony, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Possession of Stolen Property and Fraudulent Use of Credit Cards to name a few.

Hall and Roos were taken into custody and lodged at the Lincoln County Jail. Due to finding numerous pieces of mail and credit cards belonging to different people and the Lincoln County Sheriff's investigation of a large number of car clouts where the suspect vehicle was a blue and white pick-up, this investigation continues.

Anyone with information regarding these thefts is asked to contact Lincoln City Police Department at 541-994-3636.

UPDATE Posted at 8 a.m. Sept. 11:

Lincoln City Police have identified the two suspects arrested during the investigation of a car break-in on Monday, Sept. 10. Officers arrested Peter Roos Jr. and Kristen Fall. The two suspects face several charges, including possession of stolen property.

Previous News Guard coverage posted at 2 p.m Sept. 10:

Lincoln City's Code Enforcement Officer Craig Grabenhorst assisted city police in finding a vehicle in a reported car break-in at Agnes Creek Wayside.

Sgt. Oscar Escalante said the investigation began late Monday morning, Sept. 10, after a woman reported her vehicle was broken into at the wayside. The woman said she spotted a male and a female taking items from her car and leaving the area in a blue and white pickup.

As police responded, Grabenhorst radioed 911 that he had spotted the pickup at the Safeway Shopping Center parking lot on Logan Road.

"As I arrived at the Safeway parking lot, I walked up to the pickup and looked inside and saw items that had been described in the vehicle break-in at the wayside," Escalante said. "Another officer found the female suspect walking in the parking lot and the male suspect had remained in the truck."

Escalante said officers searched the vehicle and police found what Escalante said is believed to be evidence of the Agnes Creek Wayside vehicle break-in and another earlier reported auto break-in.

Escalante said the two suspects, from the Portland area, were arrested at the scene. Details of the formal charges against the two have not yet been released by investigators. Escalante said the pickup truck was stolen.

According to Escalante, it is important for anyone parking vehicles at area beach access points to not leave valuable items where they can be seen.

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