Jessica Cejnar Andrews / Thursday, March 14 @ 12:13 p.m. / Crime, Oregon

Suspect Wanted In Fuel Theft At Sixes Cranberry Farm Arrested, Released In Coos County

Coos County resident Nicholas Sucec is a suspect in the theft of several hundred dollars worth of ethanol fuel from Peter's Cranberry Farm in Sixes. | Photo courtesy of the Curry County Sheriff's Office

From the Curry County Sheriff's Office:

On 3/11/2024, the Curry County Sheriff's Office was notified of a Trespass and Theft at Peter’s Cranberry Farm on Airport Road in Sixes. It was reported that a lock was broken to an outdoor fuel tank next to one of the shops on the property over the weekend.
At the time of the report, it was believed several hundred dollars’ worth of non-ethanol premium (clear) fuel was stolen at two different times by the same suspect over the weekend. This incident was captured on newly installed surveillance equipment after a trespass occurred nearly two weeks prior.

It was learned through investigation and leads provided by the public, the potential identity of the suspect. The victim had posted to Facebook, photographs of the suspect and vehicle online. It was reported back to the Curry County Sheriff’s Office from our neighboring law enforcement agency, Bandon Police Department, and concerned citizens, the person suspected in this theft was Nicholas Sucec out of Coos County.

It was reported that Nicholas was residing in the Coos County area. A Bandon PD Sergeant observed the pickup seen in the Sixes theft on 3/12/2024. The Bandon PD Sergeant attempted a traffic stop and the driver fled in a dodge pickup truck. The male driver was identified as Nicholas Sucec and was taken into custody without further incident.

The investigating Curry County Deputy, Levi Easlon, responded to Bandon to interview Sucec. During the interview admissions were made about the fuel theft over the weekend. He was cited and released for the fuel theft, criminal trespass and criminal mischief at Peters Cranberry Farm. Sucec was taken into custody by Bandon PD for Felony Elude, Reckless Driving, and two valid warrants out of Coos Bay PD for failure to appear.


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