Lincoln City Police have apprehended two suspects involved in a credit card theft and its fraudulent use which occurred on May 31st. Arrested were 40 year old Bobbie M. Mitchell and 33 year old Benjamin M. Saiville, both from Cloverdale Oregon.
This case is the same theft case where two local females were mistakenly identified in a press release dated May 31. This mistake was clarified in a press release dated June 27.
The victims reported the theft when they discovered their belongings missing after visiting the Taft area. They also reported finding fraudulent charges on their missing credit card, which had been made at Chinook Winds Casino and the Lincoln City Safeway. During subsequent investigation, security video from both businesses helped identify Mitchell and Saiville as the suspects in the theft and fraud.
This week a Lincoln City Police officer observed Mitchell walking along Hwy 101 near NW 25th Street. She was taken into custody and lodged at the Lincoln County Jail. The arresting officer was able to discover during the arrest of Mitchell that Saiville was possibly at the Lincoln County Parole and Probation office in Newport. Lincoln City Police advised Lincoln County Parole and Probation of the probable cause to arrest Saiville by phone. They took Saiville into custody and he was lodged at the Lincoln County Jail.
Mitchell and Saiville have each been charged with one count of Theft I and two counts of Fraudulent Use of Credit Card (under $1000).