Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports on December 5, 2016, at 9:00 p.m., deputies arrested Ryker Tyson Joyner, 20, of Cottonwood Heights, Utah, in connection to a burglary and a string of stolen vehicles. The initial call, on December 3, 2016, involved a burglary, stolen vehicle and suspicious vehicle in the 34100 block of Riverside Drive, Albany.
On December 3, at 7:15 a.m., deputies responded to the Riverside Drive location and contacted the home owner who reported a suspicious 2001 Ford pick-up on his property and that his 2013 Dodge Crew Cab pick-up was stolen. He also reported several of his out buildings appeared to have been entered, but nothing was damaged or taken.
Deputies contacted the owner of the 2001 Ford pick-up left on Riverside Drive and learned it was stolen from a work site in the 31400 block of Highway 34.
Later that day, the Sheriff’s Office was notified by the Grants Pass Pubic Safety Dispatch Center that the 2013 Dodge pick-up, stolen from Riverside Drive, had been involved in an elude after a gas theft. The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joyner for Unlawful Use of a Vehicle and Attempted to Elude.
On December 5, 2016, deputies responded to another report of a stolen vehicle in a field near the Hwy 34 and I-5 interchange. Deputies determined the vehicle, a Jeep Compass, was stolen from West Valley City, Utah, on December 1, 2016. Deputies located evidence within the vehicle indicating Joyner had been in possession of the Jeep.
Linn County deputies contacted Joyner at the Josephine County Jail, where he was arrested and then transported to the Linn County jail on five counts of Burglary II, Unlawful Possession of Vehicle, Unlawful Use of Vehicle, two counts of Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle, Theft III, and Criminal Trespass II.
Anyone with additional information or may be a victim is encouraged to contact the Linn County Sheriff’s Office at 541-967-3950. This investigation is continuing.