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Marion police arrest suspect in two stolen car cases

Marion Police responding to the Squaw Creek Village Community while searching for a person. (photo courtesy Linn County Area Fire Photography)

UPDATE 1/10/18 7:57 PM: Marion police have arrested a man they say is suspected of stealing two cars in Marion over the past two weeks.

Investigators said Derek Triplett, 33, was arrested after a welfare check at a home on George Dr. just after noon on Wednesday. During the welfare check, officers said they found one of the stolen vehicles in the driveway.

Police were able to get a search warrant and Triplett was found inside the home. He was arrested on outstanding warrants.

Investigators said charges are also pending for a 2012 Ford Escape that was stolen from a Casey's on December 30 and a 2003 Toyota Highlander stolen from the Pizza Hut in Marion on January 7th.

Police also said social media and tips from residents helped them locate and arrest Triplett.

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There was a heavy law enforcement presence in a neighborhood in Marion Wednesday afternoon.

Multiple CBS2/FOX28 viewers called asking about what was happening in the Squaw Creek Village Community. Marion Police say they were searching for a wanted person in the area.

Photos sent into CBS2/FOX28 show at least one person in custody.


Several streets were closed during the search for the suspect, but police say they're back open.

We'll update this story as more information becomes available.


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