Just before 11pm Tuesday night NPD Units were dispatched to a stolen vehicle report at the Newport Shell Station. Units arrived on scene and learned that the victim had been giving a ride to two males who she had just met. The victim had stopped at the Shell Station and went inside while the two suspects stayed in her car. When the woman returned she saw her vehicle being driven away northbound on Hwy 101.
Newport Police officers responded North and caught up to the vehicle on the north side of Cape Foulweather. The two suspects were identified as Benjamin Ringe, age 44 and Brandie Kindred age 37, both local residents.
Ringe was arrested for Theft I and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle. Ringe was also found to have several warrants for his arrest out of surrounding counties for which he was also arrested. Kindred was found to have several warrants for her arrest as well and she was taken into custody on those warrants.