JOHN DAY Police are still searching for a white Toyota Tacoma pickup taken from Chester's Thriftway parking lot around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 17.
The truck, belonging to Bill Hueckman of John Day, has Oregon license plate number SGB894.
The vehicle is a single cab, short box pickup with damage to the front drivers side of the truck, a dented tailgate, a diamond-plated truck box and has a power saw in the back.
The suspect, a man from the Eugene area, is described as being in his 30s, 6-foot, stocky build with dark hair and dark complexion, and was last seen wearing shorts.
Observers said he turned east onto West Main Street/Highway 26 from Thriftways parking lot.
Local law enforcement responded to the incident and John Day Dispatch immediately called surrounding counties notifying them of the incident; they also sent a teletype to a broader area.
John Day police said they believe the man was a passenger of a vehicle which an officer stopped near McDonalds restaurant. When police arrested the woman driver, the man fled and took the pickup.
The woman faces charges of providing false information to a police officer and felony possession of methamphetamine as well as some violations.
Anyone with information in the case should call law enforcement, 541-575-0030.