UPDATE: Amanda (Mandi) Wiederholt is no longer a person of interest in this case, and has taken care of her warrants. Thank you for your assistance in this case.
INCIDENT TYPE: Arrest and Search Warrant Execution
DATE AND TIME OF INCIDENT: Arrest: 03-18-2018 Search Warrant: 03-19-18
LOCATION OF INCIDENT: Arrest: 1948 N Main St. Search Warrant: 400 NW Terrace Lane
ARRESTED: Steven L Woods (40) Prineville Resident.
INITIAL ARREST CHARGES:
Washington County Warrant (Original Charge of Theft):
Aggravated Theft I-Felony
Burglary II- Felony
Criminal Trespass I: Misdemeanor
Tampering with Evidence: Misdemeanor
Theft II- Misdemeanor
Criminal Mischief II- Misdemeanor
NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:
On 03-18-2018, Prineville Police arrested Steven L Woods, 40 year old Prineville resident, as he exited 1948 N Main Street (The old Woodgrain Mill, which is fenced private property).
Prior to this date, PPD had been working on a criminal investigation involving Woods for about two weeks. The investigation involved the above listed crimes committed by Woods, on multiple occasions on the Woodgrain property.
Police used various investigative techniques to identify and document the criminal actions of Woods.
Following his arrest, Woods was lodged at the Crook County Jail where he was held on the out of county warrant and arraigned on local charges the following day.
On 03-19-2018, Prineville PD, assisted by the Crook County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant on a single-wide trailer located on NW Terrace Lane. The search warrant location was a residence both Woods and his known associate, Amanda Wiederholt, were residing.
During the execution of the search warrant there were numerous items located related to the crimes listed above, in addition to the crime of Possession of a Controlled Substance (suspected Heroin). Items seized in this case include the following; various amounts of copper wire, a large amount of stripped copper wire insulation, stolen tools, copper fittings, mill equipment, and user amounts of drug paraphernalia. The estimated loss in this case is valued at over $10,000.
We are currently trying to locate Amanda Wiederholt (38 year old Prineville resident) as a person of interest in this investigation. If you know her location please don’t attempt to contact her in any way. Please call PPD Dispatch at 541-447-4168, PM us on FB, or email the case agent, Officer Young at email@example.com.
The included pictures are of a few of the items seized, and the suspect during his commission of the crime and during his booking process. There is also a picture of Amanda (Mandi) Wiederholt included, she currently has 2-Felony warrants for her arrest.
Case Agent; Officer James Young-541-447-4168.
Release prepared by Capt. Larry Seymour