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La Pine Man Accused of Stealing Christmas Gifts

LA PINE, OR -- A La Pine man is accused of stealing nearly 200 pieces of mail throughout South County, including Christmas packages from mailboxes and porches. Dennis Wayne Anderson, Jr. was arraigned Monday on numerous theft, burglary and drug-related charges. According to the Deschutes County District Attorney, a patrol deputy discovered evidence of the crimes during a December 15 traffic stop in which Anderson was not involved and a search warrant was later executed at his home. Investigators recovered 178 pieces of mail.


The 32-year-old was arrested December 12 after he allegedly tried to take a toddler from the Bend WalmartAnderson is due back in court Friday.  

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