CHARLESTON — A man was arrested last week after a stolen car was identified.

According to a press release from the Coos County Sheriff’s Department, on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 10:35 p.m., a deputy was patrolling the Charleston area when he spotted a suspicious vehicle parked near the “Breakfast Barn” with two men removing items from the pick-up truck.

“The deputy attempted to contact the men, however they fled into a residence near the location,” the release continued. “The deputy conducted a record check of the vehicle, revealing it had been stolen out of North Bend during the first week of October.”

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An investigation led to the arrest of Harold J. Thornsberry, 51, of Coos Bay, who was arrested for the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

“It should be noted … Thornsberry was one of the initial individuals the deputy observed around the stolen pick-up and also possessed the key to the stolen pick-up,” the release said.

Thornsberry was transported to the Coos County Jail.

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