>Baker City Herald | Baker County Oregon's News Leader

Baker news NE Oregon Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

Follow BakerCityHerald.com

Baker City Herald print edition

view all Baker City Herald print publications »

The Baker City Herald is now online in a Replica E-edition form and publishes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Current subscribers have full access to the E-edition.

View Paper

If you are not a current subscriber, subscribe today for immediate access.


Recent article comments

Powered by Disqus

Home arrow News arrow Local News arrow Couple charged with car theft


Couple charged with car theft

Two people were arrested in a motel room in Baker City Thursday night and charged with stealing a pickup truck from a rental agency in Spokane, Wash.

Baker City Police believe the couple might also be involved in a fraudulent credit card scheme.

Cheryl Daveen Wipf, 47, of Huntington, Calif., and Christopher Szabo, 42, unknown address, were arrested about 10:06 p.m. and taken to the Baker County Jail.

The investigation started Thursday afternoon when employees from Flagstaff Sports and Copy Ship and Mail, both in the Basche-Sage Place, reported that the couple had tried to make purchases with credit card numbers and expiration dates, but no physical cards, Baker City Police Sgt. Josh Bryant said.

The couple also tried to buy an embossing machine, which could be used to print numbers on plastic, Bryant said.

One employee saw the couple drive away in a new Ford F-150 pickup.

A city patrol officer saw the truck in a motel parking lot, and arrested the couple in their room.

Police applied for a search warrant and planned to search the motel room this morning, Bryant said.

The investigation is continuing, he said.


blog comments powered by Disqus
Local / Sports / Business / State / National / Obituaries / Submit News
Editorials / Letters / Columns / Submit a letter
Outdoors / Go Magazine / Milestones / Living Well
Baker Herald
About / Contact / Commercial Printing / Subscriptions / Terms of Use / Privacy Policy / Commenting Policy / Site Map
Also Online
Photo Reprints / Videos / Local Business Links / Community Links / Weather and Road Cams / RSS Feed

Follow Baker City Herald headlines on Follow Baker City Herald headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2016 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use