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Thief caught using ‘bait trailer’ in Aloha


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    WASHINGTON COUNTY, Oregom (KPTV) — Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrested a suspect thief using a “bait trailer” in Aloha on Saturday.

Deputies responded to a theft in progress at Southwest 156th Avenue and Southwest Greensboro Way just after 4:00 a.m.

When they arrived, they found 55-year-old Frank L. Jones of Hillsboro, pulling the trailer behind his car just a few blocks away.

The trailer was placed at that location three days before in response to multiple theft reports in the area, according to WCSO.

The trailer was equipped with a remote alarm and a GPS tracking system.

Jones was arrested and charged for unlawful use of a vehicle, second-degree criminal mischief and second-degree theft.

He was issued a criminal citation in lieu of being taken to jail.

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