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Two Arrested For Stealing A Car In Newport

On 03/19/19, at approximately 2255 hours, NPD Units were dispatched to a stolen vehicle report at the Newport Shell Station. Units arrived on scene and learned that the victim had been giving a ride to two subjects that she had just met.

The victim had stopped at the Shell Station and went inside the store while the two suspects stayed in her car. After being inside the Shell Station, the victim returned to the parking lot and saw her vehicle being driven away from the area, northbound on Hwy 101.

NPD Units responded North and caught up to the victims vehicle on the north side of Cape Foulweather. The two suspects were identified as Benjamin Ringe, age 44 and Brandie Kindred age 37 both of the Lincoln County area.

Ringe was arrested for Theft I and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle. Ringe was also found to have several warrants for his arrest out of surrounding counties for which he was also arrested on. Kindred was found to have several warrants for her arrest as well and she was taken into custody on those warrants.

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