Three arrested in rash of thefts, burglaries

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Roseburg police made three arrests on Monday, solving the case of a stolen car and a string of car break-ins over the weekend. Evidence was also found that solved some theft and burglary crimes from earlier in the month.

Officials say that several people reported their vehicles being broken into and items being stolen out of them on Sunday in Roseburg. Police then received a report on Monday about a 1997 Honda Accord that was stolen from the 500 block of Erie.

Later on Monday, a Roseburg officer found the vehicle at a residence in the 400 block of Cecil.

More officers responded and contacted Dylan C. Lewis, 19, and Chelsea A. Caporale, 19, both transients. They also found Caleb M. Pleuard, 29, of Roseburg.

Police say Lewis ran from them, and allegedly threw stolen property as he fled from officers. He was later apprehended by police.

During a subsequent investigation, officials say they located several personal items inside the stolen car that were from the other reported car break-ins.

Lewis and Caporale were also suspects from thefts at Wal-Mart and Fred Meyer, where police say they had either stolen, or attempted to steal over $3,000 dollars in merchandise.

Pleuard was was also a suspect in a case that started on November 9, where Pleuard allegedly stole items from a residence in the 1800 block of Otie in Roseburg.

Authorities say Lewis and Pleuard were also found in possession of a small amount of methamphetamine.

All three were arrested and lodged in the Douglas County Jail on the following charges:


  • Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle
  • Theft I x 3
  • Theft II x 4
  • Criminal Mischief II x 2
  • Tampering with Evidence
  • Escape III
  • Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle x 2
  • Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Warrant out of DCSO


  • Theft I x 2
  • Theft II x 2


  • Burglary I
  • Theft II
  • Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine