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PHOTOS: MARION COUNTY JAIL - Woodburn police arrested Edward Root and Naomi Van Dyke at a storage facility in the early morning hours of Aug. 14.  Both were charged with second-degree burglary and other crimes. 
With the help of K-9 officer Rudy, Woodburn police nabbed two would-be burglars at a commercial storage facility earlier this month.

Officers responded to a possible burglary in progress at A+ Storage, located at 2200 N. Pacific Highway, at 2:28 a.m. Aug. 14. Police deployed K-9 Rudy to help apprehend Edward Duane Root, 31, of Albany, and Naomi Nadine Van Dyke, 33, of Salem. Police transported both suspects to the Marion County Jail where they were charged with second-degree burglary, possession of burglar tools, third-degree criminal mischief and second-degree criminal trespass. Root was also charged with a probation violation. At the time of their arrest, Root and Van Dyke were both on probation.

Court records show that Salem police arrested Root in February for breaking into a building in the 200 block of Northeast Lancaster Drive in Salem on two different occasions, stealing a computer valued at more than $1,000. On May 26, Root was convicted on two counts of second-degree burglary, possession of methamphetamine and first-degree theft.

Marion County Circuit Court Judge Vance Day sentenced Root to 36 months of supervised probation and ordered him to complete a drug and alcohol treatment program. As result of his Aug. 14 arrest, the Marion County District Attorney’s Office moved to revoke Root’s probation. Root is being held without bail because he faces a presumptive prison sentence for the probation violation. He is scheduled to appear in court for a hearing plea Wednesday.

Van Dyke was facing revocation of her parole for forgery and identity theft convictions at the time Woodburn police arrested her. According to court records, Van Dyke was arrested in August 2014 for identity theft and first-degree forgery. She was convicted in Marion County Circuit Court on March 18, 2015 and sentenced to 24 months of probation.

On July 15, Van Dyke was charged with two counts of identity theft stemming from a Jan. 25 incident. Court records show numerous other parole violations, including missing meetings with her parole officer, driving without insurance and use of alcohol and methamphetamine.

Van Dyke was released on her recognizance on Aug. 22. Her next court appearance is Sept. 26.

Larry Coonrod covers all things Woodburn. Contact him at 503-765-1195 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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