Sunday, April 20, 2014

Seaside police think they have resolved multiple burglaries going back several years with the recent arrest of one Oregon man.

On October 26, 2013, John Andreas Owens, 44 from Independence Oregon, was taken into custody and charged with the burglary in the first degree in connection with the burglary of McKeown's Restaurant that occurred on October 18, 2013. Owen had been a suspect in the McKeown's burglary as well as a number of other commercial burglaries between Warrenton & Seaside.

Through physical evidence linking Owens directly to the scene of the McKeown's burglary, investigators were able to negotiate an interview with Owens through his attorney. During that interview, Owen confessed to being responsible for a number of commercial burglaries over the past couple months in Warrenton, Gearhart, and Seaside. Those burglaries included Mckeown's, Toys R Us, Pops ice-cream in Gearhart, Dairy Queen in Gearhart, Dairy Queen in Warrenton, and an unidentified business in Rockaway. Also during the interview, Owens admitted to breaking into Seaside Golf Course & the Candy Man store solving some cold cases from 2009,

Seaside Police continue to work on the commercial burglaries of the Freedom Store and Tom and Larry's Candies. If anyone has information related to either of those unsolved cases, or any other crime information, they are encouraged to contact Detective Sergeant Steve Barnett by phone at 503-738-6311 or by email at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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