A Warrenton man has been sentenced to two years in prison after he committed a string of thefts in the city last fall.
Randy Allen Stackhouse, 20, was convicted last week of two counts of first-degree burglary, first-degree theft and two counts of second-degree theft. He also faced eight charges of unlawful entry into a motor vehicle and six additional theft counts before reaching a plea deal with the Clatsop County District Attorney’s Office.
Warrenton police fielded dozens of reports of stolen property from cars in the city last fall. They arrested Stackhouse in November on warrants for two drug-related crimes.
Police recovered roughly 100 stolen items from Stackhouse after his arrest. The items included jackets, money, shooting equipment, a flashlight, a vaporizer, sunglasses, a cellphone and chargers, a necklace, a camera, fishing equipment, alcohol, a house key and a cigar.
The two burglary convictions stem from entering properties with the intent to commit thefts. The incidents primarily took place late at night or early in the morning.
Warrenton Police Chief Mathew Workman said in December that the theft wave was the largest he had seen in nearly a decade with the department. Police upped patrols in November and narrowly missed catching a suspect who was rummaging through a car near Warrenton City Park a few days before Stackhouse’s arrest.