Deputies bust generator/tool heist near Mulino
During the afternoon on Sept. 11, Clackamas County Sheriff's deputies on enhanced patrols were dispatched to a report of two suspicious individuals possibly walking onto a property on Ringo Road, near Mulino.
When deputies arrived, they made contact with several subjects, including James Dean Shotwell, 34, and Sandy Faye Lenox, 34.
After an investigation, deputies determined that Shotwell and Lenox had stolen two gas-powered generators, a box of hand tools including a cordless drill, two leaf blowers, and at least one gas can from a neighboring property.
Shotwell and Lenox were each arrested and transported to Clackamas County Jail on charges of Theft I and Burglary II.
Additionally, during the call, a stolen John Deere Gator side-by-side utility vehicle was also located in a nearby wooded area. Shotwell had the key to this stolen utility vehicle in his pocket.
The John Deere had been stolen out of Molalla, and Molalla PD made an additional arrest of another suspect in that case, Duane Eddie Schlip, 56, of Molalla.
More stolen property has also been located at the address, including a Polaris Ranger side-by-side utility vehicle.
Deputies are currently seeking to reunite stolen items with victims; contact the Sheriff's Office at 503-655-8211 or 503-723-4949 (referencing CCSO Case # 20-019516) if you're missing a Polaris Ranger side-by-side or have had other property recently stolen in the area.
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