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Lebanon theft spree investigation leads to arrest in Albany

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Surveillance image from Lebanon Police Department Surveillance image from Lebanon Police Department
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LEBANON, OR (KPTV) -

One man has been arrested in connection to a string of thefts and car prowls in Lebanon.

Police received several calls from people on Jadon Drive early Monday morning.

Multiple vehicles were broken into and in at least one case, a garage door opener was taken and used to enter a garage.

"It's common, I think, and it's sad that there's so many people who feel so desperate to go through other people's property to get whatever they might need to make their ends meet," said Tammi Acosta, one of the theft victims.

Acosta said the thieves ransacked two of her family's cars and took a Ninetendo DS, car registration and her husband's bowling equipment.

At least two homes had surveillance cameras rolling, and another person spotted a suspicious vehicle in the area and took down the license plate. That information was given to Lebanon Police Department detectives, who tracked it to the registered owner in Albany.

A search warrant was served at a home at around 10 a.m. Thursday. The registered owner of the car was the only one there.

Police arrested Christopher Ledford, 39.

During a search of the home and Ledford's vehicle, police said they found more than 100 items of evidence.

Police said the stolen items have been secured in the evidence room for processing and can be claimed by the rightful owners at a later date.

Ledford was arraigned Friday on charges of burglary, theft, unlawful entry of a motor vehicle, criminal mischief and possession of meth.

Investigators said more arrests are expected in this case. Surveillance video shows two suspects loading items in a truck while a third possible suspect appears to be keeping watch nearby.

Detectives from the Albany Police Department and the Linn County Sheriff's Office have assisted in the investigation.

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