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Josef Taylor and Daniel Hibbits arrested in connection with Post burglaries

CROOK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Josef Taylor

CROOK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Daniel Hibbits

Two Crook County men were arrested in connection with several burglaries and thefts that occurred in Post last month.

According to a media release, on July 20, Crook County Sheriff's deputies began investigating a rash of burglaries and thefts on Southeast Conant Basin Road in Post.

In the days to follow, deputies determined that at least two residences in this area had been burglarized, and stolen property was being housed at a vacant location.

Deputies determined that numerous household supplies, food, electronics, firearms, archery equipment, hunting/outdoor equipment and ATVs were stolen. Deputies were able to locate and recover several stolen items as well as multiple items of evidence.

Between Aug. 9 and 11, deputies were able to obtain additional evidence which led to search warrants being served on a residence in Prineville, a residence in Post, two vehicles located in Prineville, and other property and items.

Evidence obtained during these searches led deputies to develop probable cause to arrest 37-year-old Josef G. Taylor, of Post, and 39-year-old Daniel E. Hibbits, of Prineville, for first-degree burglary, second-degree burglary, first-degree criminal trespass, second-degree criminal trespass, first-degree criminal mischief, first-degree aggravated theft, second-degree theft, first-degree criminal trespass while in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of a restricted weapon, and tampering with evidence.

Taylor and Hibbits are currently in custody at the Crook County Jail for the listed crimes as well as parole violations.

The investigation remains active, and more arrests are possible as additional evidence is being analyzed.

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