Police in Forest Grove, Oregon, arrested 28-year-old Dawson Patrick February 22 on theft and computer crime charges. Police say a 3-month long investigation largely by the Organized Retail Crimes Division of Safeway, revealed Patrick was stealing merchandise from multiple Safeway and Fred Meyer stores, then reselling the merchandise.
Investigators believe the value of the stolen merchandise to be in excess of $20,000.00. When he was arrested, Patrick had a number of likely stolen over the counter drugs in his possession. Dawson was taken into custody and lodged at the Washington County Jail for Theft in the First Degree (2 counts), Theft by Receiving (6 counts), Computer Crimes (1 count), and Interfering with a Police Officer (1 count). [Source: KXL101FM News]