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Oregon Police Find Stolen Two

Sep 09, 2023Sep 09, 2023

When deputies from the Benton County Sheriff's Office went to investigate an Oregon man's property, they found a rather large missing item in his possession.

Police were investigating 21-year-old Bo Dale Monroe in March on five criminal charges, including theft, when they discovered a two-story tiny house that resembled a home had been reported stolen in a city less than 10 miles away, officials said.

The tiny house is a 1979 Corsair Trailer Coach travel trailer that had been converted into a two-story living space, and its owners reported it was stolen in January.

After confirming it was, in fact, the stolen tiny house with the Junction City Police Department, officials returned Thursday morning with a search warrant to recover the structure and arrest Monroe. He is currently in police custody on charges of theft, unlawful use of a vehicle, and three other charges, according to police.

Officers also said they received reports of Monroe siphoning over $1,000 of diesel fuel from Hull Oaks Lumber Company, and encouraged others to come forward with any information on Monroe.

It's unclear how Monroe came in possession of the tiny house, or if he was living in the house, but travel trailers are often used as tiny living spaces for those interested in more nomadic living.

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