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Gas, tool thefts Residents start watch program in Oakesdale


December 12, 2019

Residents have begun a neighborhood watch program in Oakesdale after a series of thefts of gas and tools over the past year. After an increase in October, a group organized by Michelle Wright of the Wright Place service station went to the town council in early November to inform the town of their endeavor.

The next week, Wright hosted a meeting at the shop, also the the site of several thefts.

Eight people attended. The group has since put flyers in windows around town and taken drives around late at night.

“There's been a rash of theft of (syphoned) gas and gas cans, including cars fro...

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