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Deputies: Clean and sober recovery home destroyed by fire, burglarized months later

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Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies said a clean and sober recovery home, destroyed by fire in June, was burglarized by FOX 12’s most wanted. 

Jennifer and Steven Graham told FOX 12 that with the help of the Red Cross they worked hard to make sure the 11 people living inside of the recovery home had a place to go to after the June fire.

The Grahams picked up the pieces and thought the worst was behind them, and said since the fire they were checking on their property every day to make sure it was OK. 

However, they recently got married, and were away on their honeymoon.  When they came back, they found the barn behind the property ransacked. 

“I just pulled into the driveway, looked up and saw the barn door open and my heart sunk,” Steven Graham said. “Everything was gone.”

The couple said they had positioned a van in front of their barn to block anyone from getting inside. 

But, using rope and chains,the burglars tied up their van by the wheels and yanked it away to break in to the barn.

“I think the most difficult part is that they stole from my children,” Jennifer Graham said.

The couple said thieves ran off with their power tools, wakeboards, TV’s and more. 

The couple tells FOX 12 they are most upset by the burglars taking their kid's dirt bikes. They say all three were stolen; two Yamaha's and a Suzuki.  Along with a Citizens 7-speed grey fold up bike.

In all, over $16,000 worth of property was stolen.

“They also took some of the boards off of the house and stole some furniture and beds out of there as well,” Jennifer added.

The theft is a big hit to the couple, who is already dealing with so much.

“It really hurts, because everyone knows we’d give the shirt off of our back if you need something you know,” Steven said. “It’s just hard, and we’re asking for the community’s help in finding this person.” 

Deputies said they are actively looking for whoever did this, and ask if anyone has information about who may be behind the theft to call them at 503-629-0111. The couple said they are also asking anyone with information to email them.

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