Bait Package Helps Catch Two Thieves

posted by Brad Ford -

Two people were arrested after stealing a Sheriff's Office bait package from a home in Aloha. A dozen pieces of mail belonging to multiple neighbors were later located nearby.

Monday night, Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to an alarm activation from a bait package at a residence near Southwest 167th Avenue and Southwest Rosa Road in Aloha.

Deputies responded and used GPS technology to quickly track the package to a location three blocks from where it was stolen. Deputies detained 47-year-old Jason McEuin of Hillsboro and 22-year-old Jackielyn Boyce of Forest Grove.

During the investigation, deputies located a dozen pieces of mail belonging to three victims in the area. Deputies believe the suspects were working in coordination with others to steal packages and mail in the area, and the suspects were likely monitoring a police scanner while committing the thefts.

McEuin was arrested for four counts of felony mail theft, theft in the second degree, and possession of methamphetamine. Boyce was arrested for four counts of felony mail theft, theft in the second degree, and a probation violation.

The Sheriff's Office would like the public to know that numerous bait packages have been deployed throughout Washington County to deter potential thieves and catch those who steal during the season of giving. This is the program's third year of deployment, and the second bait package arrest of the season.

Source: Washington County Sheriff’s Office

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