Police arrest alleged scrap metal thief

GOLD BEACH — Oregon State Police say a Gold Beach man has been arrested in connection with the theft of more than $100,000 worth of heavy equipment.

State Police allege that between April and September, Steven Barrett cut up two CATs and a log loader for scrap metal. The equipment was on private property belonging to another Gold Beach resident. Barrett is also accused of stealing metal from an old mill.

KDRV reports that Barrett is facing theft, criminal mischief and criminal trespass counts.

—The Associated Press

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