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Theft charge for man found in possession of keys to stolen car

Jose Alejandro Riquelme Castaneda has been charged with theft after allegedly admitting to driving a vehicle that he knew had been stolen and leaving it parked outside a grocery store in Pine Haven.

On February 27, a Crook County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked at Paradise Foods in Pine Haven. The deputy reports running the VIN and was advised by Dispatch that the vehicle had been stolen from Campbell County.

The deputy reports that he recognized the vehicle as having been parked outside of a Pine Haven residence the day before that he knew of due t...