News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's OfficePosted: June 7, 2014, 11:59 a.m.
Media and Interested Parties
UPDATE w/ ARRESTS: Theft from auto in Wilsonville leads to shopping spree by thieves; tips sought
UPDATE: Suspect/booking photos:
Please reference CCSO Case # 14-15295
UPDATE (Weds., June 18, 2014) -- SUSPECTS ARRESTED w/ HELP FROM CITIZEN TIPS
Tips from the public resulting from the release of the suspect photos in this case led to the identification of two suspects:
• Sara Ashley Sevits (DOB 7/28/83) (on Marion County probation for ID theft)
• Patrick "PD" Daniel O'Neil II (DOB 3/17/85)
The suspects appear to have realized that they were wanted by the police, so they avoided police contact until yesterday (Tuesday, June 17, 2014), when deputies from the Marion County Sheriff's Office located the two and arrested them.
The two suspects were transferred into the custody of the Wilsonville Police and then lodged at the Clackamas County Jail.
Sevits and O'Neil are expected to be arraigned later today (Wednesday, June 18).
Both Sevits and and O'Neil have been lodged on charges of Identity Theft, Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle, Criminal Mischief, and Theft.
Booking photos are linked above.
Wilsonville Police are grateful for the assistance of multiple persons who assisted in identifying the suspects in this case and reported that information.
EARLIER: June 7, 2014, 11:59 a.m.
Between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday, June 6, 2014, a car break-in occurred in the parking lot across from the Town Center Park in Wilsonville while a local family was at the park. Entry into the vehicle was made by force.
Two persons then allegedly went on a criminal shopping spree using the victim's stolen credit cards in Tualatin and Tigard before the victim's credit card company was able to put a stop to this fraud.
Working with loss-prevention, deputies were able to obtain the above-linked images of the two suspects -- one male and one female.
Wilsonville Police are requesting the public's help to identify these two individuals.
Tips can be called in to the Sheriff's Office Tip Line at (503) 723-4949 or you can fill out the e-mail form. Please refer to case number 14-15295.
The Wilsonville Police Department encourages all citizens to do all they can to make access to valuables as difficult as possible in vehicles and other locations vulnerable to theft. Whenever possible, do NOT leave purses, computers, and other high-value targets inside of vehicles. Thieves frequently target items that allow for additional crimes like identity theft.
The City of Wilsonville contracts with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office to provide law-enforcement services to the city. The contract offers the city an economical way to provide police services and allows the city to take advantage of some of the special services available to a larger law-enforcement agency such as the Sheriff's Office.
Sergeant Dan Kraus
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office/Wilsonville Police
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