Thursday, April 25 2013, 12:07 PM CDT
Langlois burglary suspects found in Coos Bay
LANGLOIS, Ore. -- Police believe three suspects in the Langlois Market burglary may be responsible for burglaries in Smith River, Calif., and Gold Beach.
Around 4:30 a.m., the Curry County Sheriff's office received two calls about a burglary at the Langlois Market, according to a press release from the Curry County Sheriff's office.
The callers told deputies that were three men at the location and two of them were breaking into the store. They also reported seeing a silver four-door car.
From the calls, police learned the car was headed north towards Coos Bay.
Curry County officials advised the Coos County Sheriff's office to be on the look out for the car.
Around 5:14 a.m., Curry County Sheriff's office received a transfered 911 call from Coos County. It was one of the burglary witnesses.
The caller was on her way to work in Bandon when she saw the car from the market parked along road at Beach Junction just south of Bandon.
Bandon Police responded to the location, but the car was gone. However, the officer found the cash register from the Langlois Market.
Shortly after, the Coos Bay Police began pursuing the suspect vehicle. It crashed near the Southwest Oregon Community College Campus and all three suspects fled.
A Curry County sheriff's deputy went to Coos Bay to recover evidence from the car and assist in the search.
Officers found two of the suspects. Coos Bay Police arrested Richard Schlitz, 20, on warrants from Coos and Douglas counties.
The Curry County deputy arrested Michael Reid, 32, on the suspicion of burglary and theft.
The third suspect has not been found.
Police believe Sclitz, Reid and the third suspect were involved with a break-in at Shell gas station near the Lucky Seven Casino in Smith River and a 76 gas station in Gold Beach.