Deputies arrest pair linked to burglaries

By Jane Stebbins, The Curry Coastal Pilot

A man wanted for a series of burglaries and theft in the Port Orford area bolted from a travel trailer Monday to avoid arrest, but authorities found him hiding in the brush.

They also searched the trailer and found items such as jewelry, collectable stamps, family documents and a Purple Heart medal linked to recent burglaries.

Larry Klamroth Jr., 25, was arrested after Curry County Sheriff's deputies went searching for him at a residence on Elk River Road at 11:27 a.m., according to Sheriff John Bishop.

Klamroth had three valid Curry County warrants for his arrest and he was a suspect in several burglaries in the Port Orford area.

When authorities arrived at the trailer, Klamroth ran out the back and hid. Melissa Muslaf, 29, of Port Orford, who was with Klamroth in the trailer, also fled.

She was quickly found behind the home and arrested without incident, Bishop said.

Muslaf was facing a probation detainer out of Coos County, and she is also a person of interest in the aforementioned burglaries, he said.

Deputies continued to search the area for Klamroth and found him hiding in the brush on the back side of the property. Klamroth was taken into custody without further incident and both he and Muslafwere transported to the Curry County Jail.

The property owner gave authorities full consent to search the property and the travel trailer in which Klamroth and Muslaf were hiding. Inside the trailer, deputies found in plain view an open suitcase with stolen property from several burglaries.

The Curry County Sheriff's Office will be continuing the investigation along with the Port Orford Police Department. Most of the stolen property recovered has been identified by the owners.

Klamroth was lodged in the Curry County jail and charged withreceiving stolen goods, and on felony warrants for failure to appear on an earlier charge of first degree theft.

Muslaf was charged with receiving stolen property and the Coos County warrant.

Bishop said more charges are expected.

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