Douglas County Sheriff’s Report

Dec. 4

Rock Island, theft: 5600 block of Penn Avenue, a man who had allowed somebody to stay at his house said that he found a box of Christmas lights and coins were missing from the house. The person who had stayed there denied taking the items.

Dec. 10

Waterville, theft: 400 block of Ruud Canyon Road, a resident report that he had left several letters with checks in them in the mailbox during the afternoon of Nov. 26 in order for them to be picked up by the mail carrier the next morning. As of Dec. 10, the companies to which the letters had been addressed had not received the checks. The resident also checked with the bank and found that the checks had not yet been cashed. The resident put a stop on the checks.

Rock Island, burglary: 10 block of Hanna Avenue, a resident reported that sometime between September and Dec. 7, someone had stolen $7,000 in cash and some gold chains from the residence. The resident had a suspect in mind. The sheriff’s office is in the process of conducting an investigation.

Countywide, theft: Douglas and Chelan County sheriff’s offices worked together on an investigation concerning an ongoing problem of mail theft in the two counties. They were able to identify a subject who fraudulently cashed checks at a North Cascades Bank branch in Douglas County. They executed a search warrant and located a large amount of stolen mail in a residence. Jeremy W. Andrews, 34, of Waterville, was arrested on charges of possession of stolen mail and forgery and was booked into the Chelan County Regional Justice Center.

Dec. 13

Waterville, suspicious: 400 block of S. Chelan Avenue, someone reported that two subjects left a residence that the person believed was supposed to be vacant. The two individuals were tracked by the deputy and one of them was arrested on a warrant.

Orondo, burglary: 400 block of Brays Landing Road, a woman reported that a subject was trying to break into a storage trailer on the property. The woman’s husband had gone out to talk with subjects and one of them had returned a television that had been stored in the trailer. When the deputy arrived, he discovered that one of the vehicles parked at the location was a stolen vehicle, but the person who had stolen it was not in the vicinity. The vehicle was returned to the owner. The individual who broke into the trailer has been identified, but sheriff’s office personnel are still trying to locate him.