MONMOUTH — Brian Matthew Warren, 25, of Salem, was arrested in Monmouth on Jan. 28 on four counts of third-degree theft and four counts of unlawful entry into a motor vehicle.
Since then, two counts of identity theft, six counts of unlawful entry into a motor vehicle, three counts of third-degree theft and one count of giving false information to a police officer have been added.
All of the new charges are related to crimes that happened late on the evening of Jan. 27 through the morning of Jan. 28, when Warren was arrested.
The stolen vehicles related to the initial charges were taken from the 200 block of Whitesell Street West and have been recovered, said Sgt. Kim Dorn, of the Monmouth Police Department. The Salem Police Department located one of the vehicles on Astoria Way Northeast, Dorn said. The other was recovered in Monmouth.
Warren was initially contacted and arrested on a parole violation warrant near Ecols Street South and Gwinn Street East, Dorn said.
At 4:46 a.m. on Jan. 28, MPD officer Cruz Orozco responded to a suspicious person call regarding a male checking door handles of vehicles, according to a news release.
Orozco located Warren, who matched a detailed description given of the suspect.
Warren initially gave a false name, according the release.
Once he was identified, he was taken into custody on a parole violation warrant.
Orozco located several items in Warren’s possession including a check and credit card that were not in his name, the release states.
Later that morning, several residents discovered thefts from their vehicles and reported items missing including those Warren had in his possession.
MPD was assisted by Independence Police Department in this investigation.