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October 29, 2013
POLK COUNTY -- A string of vehicle and property thefts in Polk and Lincoln counties ended Saturday with the arrests of two suspects north of Dallas.
Dannielle M.E. Vifian, 26, and Jeffery S. Hubbard, 23, both homeless, were found by Polk County Sgt. Dustin Newman around 10:30 p.m. Saturday sleeping in a stolen Dodge minivan from Lincoln County parked in a private driveway on Enterprise Road.
Jeffery S. Hubbard
As Newman and Polk County Deputy Casey Gibson investigated the scene, the two found property that was reported stolen from four burglaries in Lincoln City.
Law enforcement attire and two uniform patches worn by Lincoln City Police, along with methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, were found in the stolen minivan.
While Newman and Gibson were investigating the minivan, another report of a stolen vehicle came in to the sheriff's office.
John Sickles reported his Toyota Camry was stolen from his home on Highway 22 near Oak Knoll Golf Course.
Dannielle M.E. Vifian
Polk County Deputy Bob Evarts arrived at Sickles address, where he noticed a Jeep Cherokee in the driveway.
Sickles did not own the Jeep nor was he aware where it came from.
Evarts went to the McNary Road address where the Jeep was registered. Ovid Long, the Jeep's owner, told Evarts the vehicle was left in his shop near the home. When Evarts when to the shop, he found the stolen Camry.
Evidence found in the vehicles linked Hubbard and Vifian to all three.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office is unsure why the two suspects switched the locations of the Jeep and Camry; however, it was evident they were trying to siphon gas from the minivan.
Hubbard and Vifian were charged on multiple counts with possession of a stolen vehicle, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, second degree criminal trespassing, unauthorized use of a vehicle and third degree criminal mischief.
The two suspects are being held at the Polk County Jail on $65,000 bail each.