Tip leads to two Redmond car-theft suspects

REDMOND – A citizen’s tip again made the difference early Tuesday, as Redmond police arrested two people on multiple charges in connection with a recent string of thefts from – and of – vehicles in the community.

Randy Shane Acree, 19, listed as a transient, and Tanya Lea Davis, 29, were taken into custody around 12:15 a.m. at a vehicle in a parking lot in the 800 block of Northwest Fifth Street, said Lt. Al LaChance.

Police recovered stolen property allegedly in their possession, including two handguns, La Chance said. It’s the latest in several arrests around Central Oregon that have resulted from citizen tips.

Acree was arrested on six counts of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, four counts each of first- and third-degree theft, two counts of second-degree theft and single counts of first-degree conspiracy to commit aggravated theft, second-degree criminal mischief and drug possession. He was lodged in the Deschutes County Jail in Bend and held on $68,500 bail.

Davis, meanwhile, faces six counts of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, four counts of first-degree theft, two counts each of second- and third-degree theft, and first-degree conspiracy to commit aggravated theft, LaChance said. Bail for her was set at $51,000, according to a jail officer.

Redmond police detectives will be continuing the investigation, LaChance added.