Ore. man arrested for string of jewelry thefts

Ore. man arrested for string of jewelry thefts

Credit: Marion County jail

Charles Lord Chaffee

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Posted on October 16, 2009 at 12:42 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 20 at 3:07 PM

SALEM, Ore. - A Newberg man is behind bars after Salem and Portland police and the Marion County sheriff's deputies linked him through surveillance videos to three thefts.

Charles Lord Chaffee, 55, is alleged to have taken 30 to 35 pieces of gold in late August from a jewelry case at Barkley's Buy-Sell Pawn Shop in Woodburn.

Salem police allege that he stole about $6,800 worth of jewelry Wednesday after reaching into a display case.

Portland police have charged Chaffee first-degree aggravated theft. Details of that theft were not available but an attentive Salem investigator contacted Portland police after recognizing Chaffee from a video released by the bureau.

Chaffee is in the Marion County jail on accusations of first-degree theft, identity theft, carrying a concealed weapon and felon in possession of a weapon.

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