2 arrested in Happy Valley after stash of stolen items found in car

2 arrested in Happy Valley after stash of stolen items found in car

PHOTO: Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office
By Alex Hardgrave, OregonLive

Two suspects were arrested after Happy Valley police found a slew of stolen items in their car, including IDs, credit cards, a high-end road bike and a drone.

Casey Murphy, 34, of Portland and Christopher Holverson, 34, of Wilsonville were taken to Clackamas County Jail on preliminary charges of theft, identity theft and possession of methamphetamine.

Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded at 2:30 a.m. Thursday to reports of someone walking through Damascus’ Goosehollow neighborhood allegedly checking for unlocked cars, with a car following the person.

Deputies stopped the car in Happy Valley and identified the occupants as Murphy and Holverson. Deputies determined some items in the car were stolen and arrested the two.

Along with the stolen items, officers found a lock pick-kit, a book on lock-picking, bolt-cutters and methamphetamine in the car.

Upon further investigation, officers confirmed some of the items belonged to people in Goosehollow.

Some of the items in the car matched items reported missing in Hillsboro. Those were identified by the Hillsboro Police Department and returned to owners.

The Sheriff’s Office is seeking additional information in the case and wants to return the remaining stolen items to their owners. People can contact the tipline at 503-723-4949 or fill out the online form at www.clackamas.us/sheriff/tip.

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