Two arrested for fire related thefts
January 21, 2021 | View PDF
McKenzie District deputies make collars
The newly established District Deputies assigned to work the McKenzie Valley area have been investigating reports of people going onto fire impacted properties and stealing items, according to Lane County Sheriff’s Sergeant Carrie Carver. “One report in particular involved a safe that was left largely intact after the fire,” she said. “ The owners of the property reported they believed the safe had been tampered with, and that several items from a workshop had been stolen.”
Carver said tat through extensive investigation, two suspects were identified.
On November 3rd, 50-year-old Patrick Parvin of Eugene was arrested for Theft in the first degree, Criminal Trespass in the first degree, and Criminal Mischief in the second degree in connection to the burglary on a fire impacted property.
On January 4th, the second suspect, identified as 42-year-old Gerald Poundstone II, was located in the West Lane area during a traffic stop and arrested for one count of Theft in the first degree, Criminal Trespass in the first degree, and Criminal Mischief in the second degree.
“The McKenzie District deputies serve the community members in the McKenzie River Valley using a community policing model, which allows deputies to provide enhanced police services in addition to the services they already receive as Lane County residents,” Carver noted. “This theft was able to be investigated because the McKenzie River Valley has district deputies dedicated to respond to and investigate crimes in that area.”
Images: Patrick Parvin, left & Gerald Poundstone, right.