SALEM, Ore. (KOIN) — Dozens of guns and thousands of dollars in jewelry were stolen from an RV in Salem, and the victims say one suspect is still on the loose.
Paul Shaw told KOIN 6 News he’s still having a hard time wrapping his head around just how much of his stuff was stolen. He and his wife reportedly lost close to $100,000 in valuables, and nearly 30 stolen handguns are still out there, somewhere.
Shaw said his wife realized they had been robbed when she got back to their RV at the Hee Hee Illahee resort Tuesday night.
“They knew there were valuables, where to get them,” Shaw said. “They knew we were both at work.”
Police arrested 19-year-old Raycelend Jensen-Baker after finding a handgun and some of the stolen jewelry in his car.
Shaw said Jensen-Baker was known to hang out with his wife’s son. The couple believes he was also involved in the robbery, but they have no idea where he is.
Jensen-Baker was out of jail just hours after posting bail, and Shaw wasn’t happy.
“They didn’t even want to keep him more than one day, that’s a pretty sad state of affairs,” he said. “If our jail is stopping us from doing justice in this country, then I think it’s time people like me and others stand up and say something about it.”
Jensen-Baker was charged with felony theft and unlawful possession of a firearm, and Marion County Sheriff’s Office said they are non-lodgeable offenses.
Clearly these dirt bags, including the victims son/stepson need to be locked up.
Seems pretty foolish to allow one of the criminals that was in possession of the stolen jewelry and a gun to walk free after a felony theft charge to now warn his accomplices and move the stolen goods faster.
The part of this story that sticks out the most to me is the fact that the victim kept $100,000 IN JEWELRY AND 30 HANDGUNS in their RV.
If that is their primary residence, or they are planning on being on the road for an extended period of time, I get it.
Otherwise, it doesn’t really seem like the best place to harbor such items.
And lets forget about the jewelry (although I’m sure it means a lot to the victims), losing 30 handguns would be devastating.
Not to mention the backlash these poor folks are probably going to receive for ‘allowing’ dangerous weapons to now be on the streets.
Hopefully law enforcement will be able to locate the stolen items and return them to the victims (in a year or so one the case is finished).