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Detectives make arrests in multi-county crime spree

Two people are facing charges in a string of thefts in the area.

Posted: Jul 1, 2020 4:37 PM

STAYTON, Ore. – Two people were arrested in connection with a crime spree spanning two counties on Tuesday.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office said detectives served a search warrant in the 700 block of Virginia Street in Stayton in connection with several thefts, burglaries and property crimes in Linn and Marion counties.

Anthony Fennimore, 30, of Stayton and Brittany Davidson, 32 were arrested and taken to the Linn County Jail on multiple charges.

Deputies said starting in May, they began receiving reports of a man using a face covering in thefts in remote areas of Linn County. That month, deputies responded to a hydroelectric plant east of Sweet Home after multiple items had been stolen from the United States Forest Service.

In June, deputies learned of a burglary at the Santiam Ski Lodge near Hoodoo. Reports indicated a man and woman broke into the lodge.

A Nissan Pathfinder was used in both incidents, authorities said. Fennimore was identified through his connection to the vehicle, investigators said.

On June 28, deputies investigated multiple reports that cars had been broken into in the Marion Lakes area of Linn County. There was also a report of a vehicle being stolen from the Pacific Crest Trailhead off Highway 20 near Hoodoo the same day.

Thousands of dollars’ worth of items were stolen, including a gun, the sheriff’s office said.

Then, on June 30, deputies found the Nissan Pathfinder and the stolen vehicle at the home on Virginia Street, they said.

Nearly 200 items were recovered during the search.

Fennimore has been charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, unauthorized use of vehicle, second-degree burglary, unlawful entry into a motor vehicle, two counts of first-degree theft, first-degree theft of a firearm and two counts of second-degree criminal mischief.

Davidson has been charged with second-degree burglary and second-degree criminal mischief.

Additional charges are expected as the investigation progresses, deputies said.

The Stayton Police Department and Marion County Sheriff’s Office assisted.

Anyone with information should contact detectives at 541-967-3950.

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