TWO HELD IN HARBOR BURGLARY PROBE

June 24, 2000 12:00 am

Brookings residents Timothy Merlin Hively, 21, and Jeffrey Allen OHara, 21, were arrested Thursday in connection with a burglary on Gustofson Lane, sheriffs deputies said.

Around 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, officers from the Oregon State Police, Brookings police and the Curry County Sheriffs Department responded to a residential burglary in progress at Annex Mobile Home Park, 16145 Gustofson Lane, space No. 1, deputies said.

Wilma Cox, the resident of the trailer and owner of the park, was not at home at the time. The person reporting the burglary said he heard the sound of glass breaking coming from the direction of the Cox home.

Curry County Sheriffs Department Lt. Allen Boice said entry was gained through windows at the back door and in the bathroom.

Hively and OHara were taken into custody at their home, 16172 Gustofson Lane, which is next door to Coxs residence, Lt. Boice said.

Subsequent to their arrest, a search warrant was served at their residence and several items of evidence were recovered including tools and appliances, Lt. Boice said.

Lt. Boice said that nothing of real value was taken. He said Cox doesnt live at the trailer year round so not much was there.

Hively and OHara were transported to the Curry County Jail where they are being held on charges of first-degree burglary, first-degree theft, theft by receiving, criminal conspiracy and criminal mischief, deputies said. Bail has been set at $207,500.

A woman was taken from Hively and OHaras home and transported to her parents home in Brookings. She is being investigated in connection with this crime, Lt. Boice said.

At this time, the possibility of additional arrests exists, Lt. Boice said. The investigation is ongoing.