Jan. 18 retail-theft operation leads to 13 custodies at Oak Grove Fred Meyer




On Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office conducted a retail theft operation at Oak Grove Fred Meyer.

The nine-hour shoplifting detail included CCSO Patrol deputies and detectives working alongside Tigard PD Commercial Crimes Unit detectives and Fred Meyer loss-prevention personnel. It led to 13 custodies (11 adults and two juveniles) on multiple charges, as well as the recovery of nearly $2,000 in stolen items.

During the operation, law enforcement contacted retail thieves ranging in age from 16 to 44 as they exited the Fred Meyer at 14700 SE Mcloughlin Blvd. in Oak Grove. Recovered stolen items included a customer's electric scooter, which one suspect stole while it was parked outside the store. Another suspect was observed shoplifting items from display shelves, taking them to the customer service desk, and returning them as if he'd purchased them.

Custodies included:

CCSO Case # 23-0001297
Justin James Blair, age 32
Charges: Theft II

CCSO Case # 23-001300
Benjamin Michael Pierre Jackson, age 41
Charges: Criminal Trespass II

CCSO Case # 23-001303
Brandon Adam Murphy, age 23
Charges: Theft III -- Shoplift

CCSO Case # 23-001310
David Allen Paiva, age 39
Charges: Theft III -- Shoplift

CCSO Case # 23-001318
John Ryan Tomasi, age 35
Charges: Theft II -- Shoplift

CCSO Case # 23-001323
Eli Joseph Zuber, age 35
Charges: Theft III -- Shoplift, in addition to multiple warrants on charges including Criminal Trespass II and Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle

CCSO Case # 23-001327
Jacob Dean Musser, age 44
Charges: Four outstanding Failure to Appear arrest warrants, on charges including Contempt of Court, Theft III, Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, and Theft II

CCSO Case # 23-001328
Joseph Kenneth Cole, age 36
Charges: Criminal Trespass II

CCSO Case # 23-001333
Tanner Baack, age 29
Charges: Theft II -- Shoplift

CCSO Case # 23-001335
Caitlyn M. Church, age 37
Charges: Theft III

CCSO Case # 23-001336
Dachia Jean Weaver, age 37
Charges: Theft II -- Shoplift

The Jan. 18 operation follows and a Dec. 6, 2022 shoplifting detail at Home Depot and an Oct. 27 shoplifting detail at DICK'S Sporting Goods, Macy's, Kohls and Spirit Halloween.




Deputy John Wildhaber
Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office
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