Molalla Police arrest man for theft
Molalla Police arrested a man suspected of attempting to burglarize a Molalla business and then later stealing a UTV from Molalla Middle School on Sept. 10.
During the city-wide level 3 evacuation of Molalla on Sept. 10, Duane Eddie Schlip is suspected of attempting to burglarize a Molalla towing company facility, as well as stealing a UTV from a locked facility at Molalla Middle School, which he then used to attempt other burglaries outside Molalla's city limits.
Schlip was caught by MPD on Sept. 12 as he was casing evacuated neighborhoods in the area of Big Meadow. Schlip was charged with attempted burlary, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and first-degree theft.
Anyone with more information involving this case should contact Officer Jefferey Hillhouse with the MPD at 503-829-8817 (MOPD case numbers 20-19483 and 20-19521).
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