Deputies Crack Burglary, ID Theft Case PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 24 June 2016 09:25
In between 01/30/2016 and 03/03/2016, a St. Helens area homeowner reported at least three different burglaries at his vacant property at 61375 Barger Road.  The property has a house, barn, and several out buildings that stored tools, personal documents, and collectible memorabilia.  Andrew Jones was developed as a suspect during the course of the investigation.  

A breakthrough in the case was made when a CCSO Deputy assisted St Helens Police Officers during a traffic stop of Andrew Jones in the parking lot of Rite Aid.  Jones' vehicle was seized as evidence.  St Helens Police Department executed a search warrant on the vehicle and seized heroin, methamphetamine, psychedelic mushrooms, and stolen property.

While working with St Helens Police Department, Patrol Deputies executed search warrants at 255 S 16th Street, 920 Plymouth Street, and Linda Strawn's vehicle.  During the search warrants, Deputies and Officers recovered stolen property from the mentioned burglaries as well as several burglaries from different storage units at private storage facility.  Stolen mail was seized from people living on Sauvie's Island all the way to Rainier.  

Andrew Jones and Linda Strawn were taken into custody on 05/23/2016.  They remain in custody at the Columbia County Jail.  

On 06/22016 Linda Strawn and Andrew Jones were indicted on over forty counts each of charges ranging from Mail Theft, Burglary, Identity Theft, Theft, PCS (Methamphetamine), and DCS (Methamphetamine).  The investigation is still on going.  More charges are anticipated for Andrew Jones and Linda Strawn.    The investigation is continuing, and additional suspects or people of interest have been identified.

One of the persons involved in the case was identified as Jason Edward Johnson.  He is currently on Parole for Robbery II.  There is an outstanding warrant for his arrest from the Oregon Parole Board for Parole Violation.  We expect a warrant will be issued within the next couple days for Burglary II and Theft II out of the Columbia County Circuit Court.
Jason Edward Johnson 
 Andrew Jones
Lisa Strawn