*UPDATE* Investigators have determined that 48 year old Denver Vollie Bell is NOT a suspect in this case. Other investigative leads are still being followed.
*UPDATE* Stolen Can-Am side-by-side ATV recovered – One suspect in custody.
Thanks to the watchful eye of some citizens the stolen side-by-side has been recovered.
Yesterday LCSO received a call from a citizen indicating that they had observed two males attempting to use a Can-Am side-by-side ATV to get a suspicious truck unstuck from the sand near the Chapman sand road south of Florence. The caller texted a picture of the side-by-side to LCSO dispatch at which time it was believed that it was the stolen side-by-side from earlier in the weekend.
Law enforcement personnel converged on the area and located the involved truck and one of the involved males, 29 year old Jessy Anthony Robles. The truck was confirmed to be stolen and this male was taken into custody. Around this time, another citizen called to report that they had seen someone driving the stolen ATV in the area.
The US Coast Guard Sector North Bend, with a helicopter in the area, spotted the stolen ATV in a brushy area nearby. It was abandoned by this time. Law enforcement attempted a K9 track from the ATV but were unable to locate the second suspect.
The second suspect is believed to be 48 year old Denver Vollie Bell. Bell is described as a white male adult with brown hair and green eyes. He stands approximately 5’06” and weighs approximately 150lbs.
Roble was transported to the Lane County Jail and lodged on charges including: 2nd Degree Burglary, 2nd Degree Theft, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle (x2), and 1st Degree Criminal Mischief. He was also lodged on an unrelated warrant out of Utah.
The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is particularly thankful for the citizens and responding agencies that aided in this case. In addition to our watchful citizens, success in this case was made possible by the assistance of outside agencies including the Oregon State Police, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, and US Coast Guard Sector North Bend. Employees with Torex ATV Rentals and Oregon State Parks also assisted with retrieving the recovered ATV off of the sand.
Siltcoos, Ore. – Deputies and Troopers responded to an alarm at the US Forest Service work center in Siltcoos. Upon arrival they discovered someone entered the building and stole a side by side ATV.
The stolen side by side is a 2021 Can-Am Maverick 4-seater ATV. It is black and tan in color. This ATV belongs to the Lane County Sheriff’s Office and was being stored at the work center at the time of the burglary. The burglary was believed to have occurred just prior to 1:00am.
Funding for this equipment is provided through Oregon Parks and Recreation. The Sheriff’s Office relies on this equipment for dune safety patrols, crash response, and search and rescue operations.
Anyone who may have information about this case is asked to contact the Lane County Sheriff’s Office at 541-682-4150 opt. 1.
News Release from Lane Co. Sheriff’s Office
Posted on FlashAlert: May 14th, 2022 5:54 PM