Three Prineville residents charged after search
Local law enforcement recovered a stolen ATV and other items after executing a search warrant at a Northwest Prineville residence Monday morning.
The search, which followed a two month-long investigation, linked one Prineville resident to multiple crimes from a prior case and resulted in the arrest of one Prineville resident and another local cited in lieu of custody.
The search warrant was executed at a Northwest Edwards Road residence north of Prineville at about 10 a.m. by Crook County Sheriff's Office with the help of Central Oregon Emergency Response Team (CERT), Prineville Police Department and Redmond Police Department. During the search, a stolen ATV and stolen vehicle parts were recovered, as well as evidence linking 25-year-old Prineville resident Tyler Jo Shinkle to vehicle thefts and possession of a handgun from a prior case. Shinkle was already in custody at this time at the Jefferson County Jail.
Kayly Mary Ruth Smith, age 23 was contacted by authorities at the Edwards Road residence. William Andrew Wilson, age 34, who also lives at the residence, was at work and was contacted by the Redmond Police Department and brought back to the residence.
Evidence recovered at the residence linked Wilson to a vehicle pursuit that an Oregon State Game Trooper was involved in September 2017. Wilson was determined to be the operator of the stolen ATV from the September pursuit where he got away. That ATV was the one recovered Monday.
As a result of the investigation, Wilson was arrested for attempt to elude and a probation violation and was lodged at the Crook County Jail. Smith was issued a citation in lieu of custody for forgery and coercion.
Shinkle faces multiple charges including possession of a stolen vehicle, felon in possession of a firearm, forgery, and coercion.