PORT ANGELES — A Port Angeles woman was in custody Tuesday for investigation of possession of stolen property and attempted theft for allegedly trying to steal a package and stashing other items in a garage she was renting, city police said Tuesday.
Port Angeles police and Clallam County sheriff’s deputies were seeking the owners of property recovered from a garage rented to Sara Lynn Coventon, 28, at 3522 S. Canyon Edge Drive.
Coventon was being held Tuesday in the county jail on $2,500 bail.
Formal charges are expected to be filed Thursday in Clallam County Superior Court.
Police received a report Monday of a person allegedly trying to steal a package near Ahlvers Road and Canyon Edge Drive in south Port Angeles.
The person who reported the attempted theft had placed a string and bell on the “bait package,” police said in court papers.
Officers were unable to locate the person.
The alleged victim later contacted a Canyon Edge Drive homeowner about other stolen items believed to be in a nearby house.
The homeowner checked a garage that was rented to Coventon and found missing packages, bicycles and other items that had been reported as stolen, police said.
Coventon’s roommate told police he believed Coventon had stolen property in his garage, according to the affidavit for probable cause.
Police obtained a search warrant and seized the property from the garage.
Coventon was found hiding under a sleeping bag in a nearby shed.
She matched the description of the person who had attempted to steal the package earlier Monday, police said.
Anyone who has experienced a theft or burglary in the area of Ahlvers Road and Canyon Edge Drive and has not reported the incident is asked to phone the Port Angeles Police Department at 360-452-4545.
Reporter Rob Ollikainen can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 56450, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.