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Dallas Theft Ring Is Broken Up

DALLAS — Detectives from the Dallas Police Department and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office are asking for help in the investigation into a number of recent burglary and theft cases.

Officers have arrested several subjects, but haven’t been able to recover all the stolen merchandise. They are asking anyone who may have purchased items from three of the six suspects arrested to contact police.

Police said multiple burglaries and thefts have been reported to Dallas police and the sheriff’s office in November and December. Detectives investigating the thefts received a tip Dec. 7 that allowed them to apply for search warrants at residences on Southwest Church Street and Southeast Gregory Drive in Dallas.

Sheriff’s office deputies joined with Dallas Police in the search of the homes, which ultimately produced enough evidence to tie a group of suspects to nine burglary or theft cases in the Dallas and Rickreall areas.

The suspects arrested are:

• Bradley Jacobson, 24, of Dallas, on two counts of first-degree burglary, two counts of first-degree theft, first-degree theft by receiving, unlawful possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of heroin.

• Colin Lynch, 25, of Dallas on two counts of identity theft, three counts of fraudulent use of a credit card and first-degree theft.

• Christopher Slyh, 26, of Dallas on two counts of first-degree theft, unlawful possession of methamphetamine and a probation violation.

• Felicia Howard, 23, of Dallas on a charge of felony eluding.

• Brittany Dominic, 25, of Dallas on a parole warrant.

• Daniel Stedwell, 28, of Dallas on charges of unlawful possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of heroin

Police are holding items believed to be stolen, but have not yet been reported as such to police, including: pressure washers, a Husqvarna chain saw, a Browning semi-automatic rifle, a framing nail gun, a Stihl chain saw, a Poulan chain saw, a Husky air compressor, a 42-inch flat screen television, a Champion generator, and a green leaf blower. Anyone who suspects they may have been a victim in this case is asked to make a report further describing property believed to have been stolen.

Investigators also are asking anyone who purchased items from Bradley Jacobson (aka Bradley Hoover), Colin Lynch or Felicia Howard in the last two months to contact them because all stolen items from the various burglaries have not yet been recovered. Specific item types include jewelry, televisions, firearms, generators and various tools.

Police are working with the Polk County District Attorney’s office on determining additional charges the defendants will face as the investigation concludes. Those who believe they are victims or who unknowingly purchased stolen property should contact Dallas Police Detective Darren Buchholz at 503-831-3516 or Polk County Sheriff’s Detective Todd Fenk at 503-623-9251.

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