PRINEVILLE, OR -- Crook County investigators say they recovered a stolen ATV and other evidence linking a Prineville man to multiple thefts, following a two-month investigation.
Law enforcement executed a search warrant Monday at a home on NW Edwards Road, north of Prineville. Along with the ATV, they found stolen car parts connecting 25-year-old Tyler Shinkle (left) to crimes in Prineville and Redmond. Shinkle was already in custody on unrelated charges. In 2010, Shinkle was arrested for passing counterfeit money in Bend, when he was 18.
William Wilson (right), who lives at the Edwards Road home, was arrested for his alleged involvement in a September police chase. The 34-year-old is accused of operating the stolen ATV during a chase with an Oregon State Police Game Trooper. The Crook County Sheriff's Office says 23-year-old Kayly Smith and her child were home at the time of Monday's raid; she was cited for forgery and coercion.