Police have arrested the suspected culprits in the burglary of a Beaverton, OR snowboard shop. According to reports, the two young men stole thousands of dollars worth of equipment in an attempt to re-sell the items to employees at a Bend, OR snow sports shop. Employees at the Bend shop notified police after becoming suspicious of the equipment. Upon more investigation, officers discovered more stolen gear and a drugs in the hotel room of the suspects. Both men were arrested on “drug-related charges, burglary, theft, and criminal mischief,” according to a report from KPTV.
Read the details of the arrest from Oregon’s KPTV:
BEND, OR (KPTV) – Police in Bend have arrested two men accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of equipment from a Beaverton, OR snowboard shop.
Investigators said 29-year-old William Maret and 19-year-old Russell Woodruff, both of Portland, were trying to sell seven snowboards to employees at the Gear Peddler, a Bend snow sports shop.
Police said employees at the shop became suspicious when they noticed the snowboards were in excellent shape.
Bend police arrived at the request of employees and detained both Maret and Woodruff.
Upon closer inspection, police learned the snowboards were taken from Sublimity Snow and Skate in Beaverton on Oct. 25.
Officers said they found more stolen property in the suspects’ car and in their hotel room, including high-end snowboard and skateboard gear, hydroponics equipment, heroin, scales and packaging materials.
Detectives believe all of the stolen property was from burglaries in the Portland and Beaverton areas.
Maret and Woodruff were arrested and booked on drug-related charges. Maret faces additional charges for burglary, theft, and criminal mischief. Police have also charged Woodruff with conspiracy to commit theft.
Bend police were hoping to talk to anyone who purchased anything from Maret and Woodruff in the past few weeks.
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