A man from Estacada and a woman from Milwaukie were arrested Friday for attempting to steal a trailer from a Good Samaritan couple, who were using it to help people evacuating from level 3 zones of rural Clackamas County.
According to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, the couple got a flat tire on the trailer on Judd Road in Eagle Creek. Police said they unhooked it and left it behind to get supplies to fix the trailer.
While they were gone, police say two suspects — Buck Adam Nickel, 41, and Kimberlee Tipton, 52 — found the trailer and decided to help themselves.
A Clackamas County deputy contacted the suspects and quickly learned they were in the middle of stealing the trailer. The male suspect also had a concealed .357 handgun.
Nickel was arrested for first-degree theft and felon in possession of a firearm. Tipton was also cited for theft.
“The owners of the trailer were reportedly very happy when they arrived back at the scene and saw the suspects in custody,” a release from the sheriff’s office said.
More suspicious individuals were apprehended on Thursday, after an Estacada resident called to report a maroon SUV with three passengers in his driveway near Rainbow Road, in a rural part of Clackamas County. The subjects fled the scene when confronted by police.
While en route to the scene, deputies spotted the suspect maroon SUV leaving the area around 11:21 a.m. They stopped the vehicle near SE Coupland Road and SE Porter Road — finding two men and a woman inside.
The driver — Trevor Irish, 42 — had a suspended license for unpaid tickets. He was cited.
The front passenger — Andrew Eric Roberts-Nichols, 32 — was found to be in possession of heroin, police said. He was also on probation for mail theft. He was arrested and transported to Clackamas County Jail on a felony heroin charge.
Back-seat passenger Holly Fawn Fay, 32, was cited for heroin possession and a warrant for possession of methamphetamine. She was also on probation for a drug conviction.
Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were also found in the SUV, according to police.
The SUV was towed.