Sheriff's Office responds to suspicious vehicle -- leading to arrest, recovery of huge cache of items, including stolen trailer out of Seaside

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: June 4, 2013

Media and Interested Parties



Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #s 13-16824 and 13-16975

At 2:41 a.m. on Monday, June 3, 2013, Clackmas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area of SE Oetkin Road and SE Minerva Road in Milwaukie.

Upon arrival, deputies found a red Chevy truck and suspect Tyson Ferral Jones, age 34, in the driver's seat. The back of the truck contained construction equipment.

Jones reportedly initially gave deputies a false name, then gave his real name. Mr. Jones has warrants out of Multnomah, Deschutes, and Baker counties.

After a K9 alerted on the vehicle, deputies searched the truck with Mr. Jones' consent and found methamphetamine, as well as an Oregon license plate out of Seaside under the front seat. Deputies arrested Mr. Jones on a number of charges, detailed below.

Seaside Police later returned the license plate as stolen; the plate had accompanied a gray/silver enclosed trailer containing approximate $41,000 worth of tools. Seaside PD also noted that credit cards stolen from the same area were now being used at multiple Clackamas businesses -- including Coastal Farms, Best Buy, Fred Meyer, and the Clackamas Smoke Shop.

Deputies then contacted Tyson Jones' wife Antoinette Jones at the Comfort Suites on SE McKinley Ave. in Clackamas. Following an interview with her in a hotel room there, deputies recovered the stolen trailer in Gresham, as well as a number of other items -- including a bag of Oregon IDs, iPods, iPads, a Galaxy Note, and much more.

Photos of some of the many recovered items are linked above.

The trailer was taken into property, and the Sheriff's Office is working with Seaside PD to return stolen items to their rightful owners.

Tyson Ferral Jones is being held in Clackamas County Jail on a wide range of charges -- including Possession of Controlled Substance (Meth -- less than 1 ounce), two counts of first-degree Theft, first-degree Burglary, Probation Violation, and Failure to Appear on a host of additional charges including Interfering with a Police Animal, Unauthorized Use of Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Eluding a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, Reckless Driving, fourth-degree Assault, and first-degree Theft.

A booking photo and full list of charges can be found here. Bail is set at $107,500.


If you have any additional info on this case, please contact us using the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online e-mail form. Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #s 13-16824 and 13-16975.

The public can also submit crime-tip text messages to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office from a cell phone. All users have to do is send a text message to CRIMES (274637 on your phone keypad) -- with the keyword CCSO as the first word in the message body.

Important reminder: Please do not send emergency messages using the text-messaging system -- in case of an emergency, call 911.


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Contact Info:

Robert Wurpes, Sergeant
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

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