Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Father works with Sheriff to set up "sting" to buy daughters stolen saddles, suspect arrested, saddles recovered. (Photo)

FATHER WORKS WITH SHERIFF TO SET UP "STING" TO BUY DAUGHTERS STOLEN SADDLES, SUSPECT ARRESTED, SADDLES RECOVERED. (PHOTO)


News Release from Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: July 12th, 2017 11:40 AM
Downloadable file: Stolen/Recovered saddle
Downloadable file: Stole/recovered saddle
Woodland Wa: July 11th 2017. A Kelso woman reported to the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office that 2 saddles and several bridles were stolen from a barn on Fishpond Road east of Kelso on July 9th. The victims father, Steven Graves of Kelso, called the Cowlitz Sheriff's Office on July 11th and reported that he had seen the stolen tack on Craig's list and had contacted the woman who placed the add. The suspect, not knowing she was talking with the victims, agreed to meet in the Woodland area to sell the items.

Deputy Landen Jones worked with Mr Graves to be in the area when the suspect showed up. The suspect, Janet Y. Hemenway 47 years of age from Longview, showed up as planned. She had the stolen saddles and tack that Mr. Hemenway immediately recognized as his daughters tack. Hemenway was arrested. She admitted that she had stolen the items.

Hemenway was arrested for Burglary 2nd degree (Felony); Trafficking in Stolen Property 1st Degree (Felony); Possession of Stolen Property 2nd degree (Felony).

Photos of the stolen tack are attached to this release.
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