Redmond Police Arrest Theft Suspect, Recover More than $30,000 in Stolen Property
Redmond Police Dept.
Redmond, OR – On Friday, June 28, 2019, a report of theft was made to the Redmond Police. The location was the 1500 block of NW Canyon Drive, Redmond. The victim believed her grandson had stolen her credit card and proceeded to use it at multiple locations throughout Redmond and Central Oregon. An investigation confirmed Mr. Troy Schaffner, a 27-year-old Redmond resident, was the suspect.
Redmond Police Officers and a Detective went to Schaffner’s residence in the 3600 block of N Hwy 97, Redmond to attempt to speak with him. While there, officers discovered a 17-foot utility trailer which had been reported stolen the day before to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office. The trailer is the property of a small business in Terrebonne. It’s theft significantly impacted the business.
Officers contacted three people leaving the residence and also established contact with two other people who were inside the house. They were informed a search warrant was being applied for and that officers would be entering if the warrant was authorized. Shortly, thereafter, the two individuals agreed to exit the house. Schaffner was one of these individuals.
Officers spent several hours interviewing, collecting evidence, and recovering stolen property associated with other area thefts. The estimated value of the stolen items and trailer recovered exceeds $30,000.
Schaffner was arrested for Aggravated Theft in the First Degree, Theft in the First Degree, Forgery in the First Degree, and two counts of Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card. Others arrested include Ashley Manahan, a 28-year-old Central Oregon resident, for an outstanding arrest warrant for a parole violation, and Barry Veltman, a 35-year-old Central Oregon resident, for a probation violation. All three were lodged at the Deschutes County Jail.
This incident remains under investigation, and additional arrests are possible.
The Redmond Police Department reminds everyone to secure personal property to reduce the chance of theft and to record serial numbers and make/model information of items of value. Proving this information to law enforcement significantly increases the likelihood that stolen property is returned.
To assist people in documenting and recording items of value, the Redmond Police Department has partnered with LeadsOnline to provide Redmond residents with an internet-based inventory tool. People can go to reportit.leadsonline.com to start their free secure inventory database.
Also, please contact your local law enforcement agency as soon as possible when you believe you are a victim of a crime.