Two men are in custody after alleged conducting burglaries in Ariel and Kalama and then selling stolen items at a Longview pawnshop, according to the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office.
Longview police arrested Jason Jerome Harris, 46, of Castle Rock and Sean Aaron McClain, 31, of Longview on Wednesday, but their cases were transferred to the sheriff’s office, which had been tracking Harris and McClain since earlier this month.
On Nov. 13, Harris and McClain allegedly broke into a home in the 100 block of River Ridge Lane in Kalama and storage units in the 200 block of Thurman Road in Ariel, Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Deputy Brad Bauman said Thursday. They allegedly stole items such as chainsaws, weed trimmers, a four-wheeler, a boat with a trailer and a Honda generator.
They then sold some of those items at a Longview pawnshop, Bauman said.
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Alleged victims also include Longview, Bellevue and Ames, Iowa, residents, he said.
Deputies were able to identify Harris and McClain in security footage from both the alleged victims and the pawnshop, he said.
Harris was booked into Cowlitz County Jail on suspicion of a felony drug offense, driving without a license, failure to transfer a title, second-degree burglary, first-degree theft, second-degree theft, theft of a motor vehicle, second-degree trafficking stolen property and felony criminal conspiracy.
McClain was arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a firearm, a felony drug offense, making a false statement, second-degree burglary, first-degree theft, second-degree theft, theft of a motor vehicle, second-degree stolen property and felony criminal conspiracy.