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Deputies On Lookout For Suspected Thief

Thu., Oct. 16, 1997

Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man suspected of several thefts in the Valley. Wendell Albert Walls, 32, is wanted on six counts of first-degree trafficking in stolen property and two counts of second-degree theft, deputies said.

He is accused of stealing a mountain bike from a mentally disabled man, according to an affidavit of probable cause. He also is accused of stealing a boat motor and numerous power tools, including a chainsaw, torch set, spray guns and disc grinders, according to the affidavit. The thefts occurred over the summer.

A suspected accomplice, 33-year-old Virginia Caroline Morley, was arrested on Oct. 2 for first-degree trafficking in stolen property. She posted $5,000 bond on Oct. 7 and has not yet been arraigned.

Walls pawned the stolen goods at several area pawn shops, including two American Armored Pawn Shop locations, according to the affidavit.

He also asked acquaintances to pawn items for him, the affidavit said.

Sheriff’s detective Tom Thompson located some of the stolen items at pawn shops and identified them with serial numbers and engraved driver’s license numbers.

Walls has a record of theft and forgery convictions, Thompson said. He was living in the Valley in recent months, but has since disappeared.

Anyone with information on Walls should call Crime Check at 456-2233.

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