One arrested, another sought in Carlsborg theft

The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office arrested one man and is seeking another in connection with a theft from the Sunny Farms Store Thursday, Sept. 21.

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

The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office has probable cause for the arrest of Ronald Weaver, Benjamin Weaver’s uncle, for theft. Anyone with knowledge of the whereabouts of Ronald Weaver is asked to call the business line for sheriff’s dispatch line at 360-417-2459.

Law officials were responding to a tip from a 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 males appeared to be loading bags from the nursery into the back of their truck, according to sheriff’s office officials.

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

Benjamin Weaver was arrested and booked into the Clallam County jail for theft of the merchandise, which was found loaded into the nearby truck. Law enforcement searched the area for Ronald Weaver but was unable to locate him.

Following Benjamin Weaver’s arrest, law enforcement responded to Ronald Weaver’s home on House Road in Sequim. A warrant was obtained for the residence by Sequim Police, resulting in the recovery of three truckloads of suspected stolen nursery related property, sheriff’s office officials said.

Also recovered from this search warrant was a metal garden cart which had recently been reported stolen to deputies from a residence on Heuslein Road.

Sequim Police have recently received a similar burglary report from the nursery on the corner of Port Williams and Dungeness Way where plants, carts, ladders, bags of soil, seeds, a generator and leaf blowers were reported stolen.

According to the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office, further investigation revealed the thefts were motivated by Ronald Weaver’s landscaping business identified by investigators as Jami’s Property Maintenance.

Law enforcement continues to investigate and additional charges are expected, sheriff’s office officials said.

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