One arrested, another sought in Carlsborg theft

Ronald Weaver

SEQUIM — The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office has arrested one man and is seeking another in connection with a theft from the Sunny Farms Store.

On Thursday, sheriff’s deputies and Sequim police officers arrested Sequim resident Benjamin Weaver, 19, for investigation of stealing numerous bags of potting soil, fertilizer and a plant from the Carlsborg store.

He was not listed on the Clallam County jail roster Saturday.

The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office is seeking Ronald Weaver, Benjamin Weaver’s uncle. Anyone with knowledge of the whereabouts of Ronald Weaver is asked to call the sheriff’s dispatch line at 360-417-2459.

Law officials were responding to a tip from a business owner in the area, who reported a truck parked on the west side of Sunny Farms near the store’s nursery. The caller reported that two men appeared to be loading bags from the nursery into the back of their truck, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Officers arrived on scene and contacted Benjamin Weaver, who was standing by the truck. Weaver’s uncle, 52, of Sequim, fled on foot.

Following Benjamin Weaver’s arrest, law enforcement obtained a warrant and Sequim police searched Ronald Weaver’s home on House Road in Sequim. They found three truckloads of suspected stolen nursery-related property, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Also recovered from this search warrant was a metal garden cart that had recently been reported stolen to deputies from a residence on Heuslein Road, the Sheriff’s Office said.

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