Police news Detectives track down suspects using identification left at burglarized home
Three Newberg residents were taken into custody and charged after police officers responded to a burglary at 100 E. Fifth St. on June 30.
At approximately 3:15 a.m. a homeowner called 9-1-1 to report an ongoing burglary in her home, according to a press release from the Newberg-Dundee Police Department. Officers responded minutes later, but found no immediate signs of a burglary after searching the residence.
After continuing the search the officers found an open window with a screen on the ground and located several items belonging to the homeowner in the backyard. These included a laptop computer, alcohol, electronics and other valuables.
Officers also recovered clothing and two backpacks that did not belong to the homeowner. The identification of a 16-year-old male high school student from Newberg was also found in one of the backpacks.
Detectives then developed information that led to the arrest of Alex Zavoy Woods, 19, and Christopher Tony Bean, 18, who are suspected of involvement in the burglary. The juvenile male was taken into custody as well.
Woods and Bean, both Newberg residents, were transported to the Yamhill County jail following their arrest. Bail was set at $20,000 each.
The juvenile male was transported to the Yamhill County Juvenile Detention Facility.
All three have been charged with first-degree burglary. The juvenile has also been charged with resisting arrest and the unlawful possession of a concealed weapon, a knife found when he resisted arrest.