Newport Police Officers conducted an initial investigation into a stolen vehicle complaint. A black 2010 Toyota Scion had been stolen from the Walmart parking lot. The victim, a local area resident, had previously reported her keys stolen while she was shopping at the location.
On November 26gh at approximately 3:30 a.m., Officer Ashpole and Sergeant Purdom located and recovered the stolen vehicle. The vehicle was parked and abandoned on a dirt road in the Agate Beach area.
The investigation has continued, and all parties previously considered as suspects and/or persons of interest have been identified. The sole suspect in this case, and the only individual currently being sought by police, is Sean Alan Rogers, age 38, of Newport.
If you observe Rogers in public, we ask that you contact the Newport Police Department at (541) 574-3348. The Newport Police Tip Line is available at 541-574-5455, or Text-a-Tip at 541-270-1856.
Please do not approach or attempt to apprehend him on your own.