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Sheriff’s office logs auto thefts, break in around Vale

VALE – The Malheur County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a spate of thefts and vehicle break-ins that occurred over a five-day period.

“It is troublesome. You hate to see something like that in a small town. We get lulled to sleep and people forget to lock their doors. This is a good reminder,” said Travis Johnson, Malheur County undersheriff.

The crimes occurred over a five-day period. The first reported case was June 5 and the last one was logged June 10.

So far there are no leads in the cases.

Sheriff Brian Wolfe said he does not think the crime spree is over.

“We anticipate there will be more. They were not caught and usually behavior like that is repeated unless it was just someone traveling through – which I doubt,” said Wolfe.

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