PRINEVILLE, OR -- The Crook County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the owners of two trailers seized during a theft investigation. Authorities arrested 61-year-old Mark Collins (pictured) Monday, after several construction vehicles and trailers were found at a property just outside Prineville.
Prineville Police were dispatched to investigate the theft of a 17' dump trailer from a business that occurred Sunday. On Monday, a citizen tip led officers and deputies to the Grimes Road property, where the stolen trailer was found, along with two others that appeared out of place. They also discovered a Caterpillar excavator reported stolen from Peterson CAT in Redmond.
The dump trailer and excavator were returned to their rightful owners, but a dual axle high-walled cargo trailer and a dual axle flatbed were not listed as stolen, so investigators don't know who they belong to.
Collins faces theft charges in both Deschutes and Crook counties.