GEARHART — Two intoxicated men were arrested Friday night after allegedly stealing a wheelbarrow full of donated gifts for a Gearhart Elementary School fundraiser at the McMenamins Gearhart Hotel.
The wheelbarrow was full of beer, seafood and other items all valued at $1,050.
Isaac Justin Coleman, 34, of Gresham, and Dustin James Pokorny, 34, of Clackamas, were each arrested for first-degree theft.
A Gearhart Police sergeant responded to the reported theft at about 10 p.m. and tracked down the two men at their condo rooms. Items from the wheelbarrow were found in both rooms, according to police. Everything was recovered and returned to the school.
Gearhart Police Chief Jeff Bowman said the two men were in town for a golf tournament. They were in McMenamins when they noticed the wheelbarrow and decided to steal it.
“At some point, they stole the wheelbarrow that was loaded full of gifts,” Bowman said.
The men are scheduled to appear in Clatsop County Circuit Court next month.