2 arrested for east county burglaries

Linn County Sheriff’s detectives arrested two people Tuesday, June 30, in connection with several thefts, burglaries and property crimes from Linn and Marion Counties.

Sheriff Jim Yon said his office received several reports, beginning in May, of a male using a face covering to steal from remote areas in Linn County.

In May, deputies responded to a hydroelectric plant east of Sweet Home where United States Forest Service had multiple items stolen.

In June, deputies took a burglary report at the Santiam Ski Lodge near Hoodoo where a male and female broke into the ski lodge. A Nissan Pathfinder was used at both locations. Through the investigation, deputies were able to identify the male associated with the vehicle as Anthony Fennimore, 30, from Stayton.

On June 28, deputies investigated several reports of vehicles that had been broken into in the Marion Lakes area of Linn County. That same day, deputies also investigated a report of a vehicle stolen from the Pacific Crest Trailhead off Hwy 20 near Hoodoo. The investigations revealed thousands of dollars’ worth of items were stolen during these thefts, including a firearm, Yon said.

On the morning of June 30, deputies located the Nissan Pathfinder and the vehicle stolen from the Pacific Crest Trailhead, parked at a residence located in the 700 block of Virginia Street in Stayton. Deputies served a search warrant and recovered the stolen vehicle, in addition to nearly 200 items believed to be stolen from both Linn and Marion counties. 

Investigators arrested Fennimore and Brittany Davidson, 32, at the location, and they were transported to the Linn County Jail in connection with multiple cases.

Fennimore was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, unauthorized use of a vehicle, second-degree burglary, unlawful entry into a motor vehicle, two counts of first-degree theft, first-degree theft of a firearm, and two counts of criminal second-degree criminal mischief. 

Davidson was charged with second-degree burglary and second-degree criminal mischief.

Additional charges are expected as the investigation continues. 

Linn County deputies were assisted by the Stayton Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. 

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Detective Steve Frambes at (541) 967-3950.

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