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Brookings K9 'Hulk' helps officers track suspects in stolen goods case

Two suspects are believed to have grabbed almost $3,400 in items from Fred Meyer.

Posted: May 29, 2019 11:37 AM
Updated: May 29, 2019 5:57 PM

BROOKINGS, Ore. — Two suspects are in police custody after a K9 named "Hulk" channeled his green namesake to avenge the theft of nearly $3,400 in stolen items in Brookings.

Just after 10:30 p.m. on Monday, officers from the Brookings Police Department (BPD) responded to Fred Meyer following reports of a theft in progress. The responding officers were told that a man and a woman had fled the store on foot.

The officers soon found "a large amount" of stolen Fred Meyer merchandise near the north side of Pacific Wood Laminates on Railroad Street.

Still looking for the suspects, Officer VanZelf deployed K9 Hulk and began searching outward from the recovered items.

Hulk first found the male suspect, identified as 33-year-old William Rakestraw, around the back side of the building near the southwest corner. According to BPD, Rakestraw was wearing some of the stolen merchandise and was identified by Fred Meyer employees.

The officers found the other suspect, identified as 29-year-old Skye McCovey, several blocks away. BPD said that McCovey had an outstanding warrant for arrest, and also was identified by the employees at Fred Meyer.

"All of the stolen merchandise was recovered and returned to Fred Meyer. It was determined that the total value of the stolen merchandise was $3,399.58," BPD said.

Both Rakestraw and McCovey were lodged in the Josephine County Jail on charges of Theft I and Criminal Conspiracy.

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