****UPDATE**** from previous post. The money has been returned to our office. …

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****UPDATE**** from previous post.

The money has been returned to our office. We would like to thank the people who reached out to us. Also, theft laws in Oregon can be vastly different than other states. So a theft here can read totally different than in California. In this particular incident Oregon has a a specific law that applies to this case. ORS 164.065. Theft of lost, mislaid property:

A person who comes into control of property of another that the person knows or has good reason to know to have been lost, mislaid or delivered under a mistake as to the nature or amount of the property or the identity of the recipient, commits theft if, with intent to deprive the owner thereof, the person fails to take reasonable measures to restore the property to the owner.

So how would someone relieve themselves from this incident? You either turn the money in to the store, or you take a few seconds and call us at 541-386-2121. Those are the reasonable measures one can take. It’s similar to the Hit and Run rule. To alleviate you of possible criminal charges, you can with leave a note with your info on the other vehicle or call the HRPD. Just a reminder we have Officers working 24/7 365 days a year to take your call.

Please be assured that we read your comments and we strive to do better. At the end of the day, we are here for all citizens and visitors who request our assistance. Have a great day!

HRPD

Posted By Gorge Connect via Hood River Police Department.

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