Sheriff’s office looking for information on vehicle, equipment thefts

Stolen vehicles, equipment located in Aeneas Valley area

OCSO/submitted photo The Kabota tractor found in the Aeneas Valley after multiple search warrants were served on properties along Frosty Creek Road.

OCSO/submitted photos
The Kubota tractor found in the Aeneas Valley after multiple search warrants were served on properties along Frosty Creek Road.

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Sheriff’s office is seeking information on several stolen vehicles found in the serving of a search warrants in the Frosty Creek Road in Okanogan County.

On Wednesday, Oct. 10 the County Sheriff’s Office, North Central Washington Narcotics Task Force and Spokane’s Auto Theft Task Force conducted multiple search warrants off of Frosty Creek Road in Aeneas Valley.

“During the course of the search law enforcement members located several stolen items to include a U-Haul trailer, two enclosed construction trailers, a fifth wheel travel trailer, a gooseneck flatbed trailer and a Corvette,” said Okanogan County Undersheriff Joe Somday.

The backhoe attachment.

The backhoe attachment.

Additional items such as a motorhome, Kubota Tractor, 4-wheeler, a snowmobile, backhoe attachment and chainsaws were also located on the property and are still being investigated to determine if they are stolen and how they ended up on the property, according to the undersheriff.

“The majority of the property located had been stolen in and around the Spokane area. A suspect in the investigation has been identified and is being sought for questioning,” Somday said. “The Sheriff’s office is looking for anyone who may be able to help identify some of the items, two in particular which are shown in the photos.”

If anyone has any information or is missing the backhoe attachment or Kubota Tractor or needs further information please they should call: Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Brown at the Okanogan County Sheriff’s office at 509-422-7200 or toll free in the 509 area code, 1-800-572-6604.


About Gary DeVon

Gary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He has a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.