At approximately 12:30 PM, on April 16, 2017, Troopers from the Roseburg Area Command in Douglas County received a call from the OSP dispatch center about a theft in progress. The location was near I-5 southbound, milepost 118 and I-5 northbound, mile post 119.
Several reporting parties called the OSP dispatch and informed them two male adults were removing wheels off an ODOT reader board trailer and moving the wheels across the interstate. Troopers responded and located 2 males matching the description near I-5 southbound, milepost 118. The two ODOT tires were lying on the ground next to the suspect's pickup. Attached to the pickup was a trailer with an excavator loaded on it.
While interviewing the suspects, they were found to be in possession of heroin. The suspects were identified as Brandon M. SHINALL, 30 years old and Grant D PALMER, 26 years old, both from Aumsville.
They were arrested and lodged in the Douglas County Jail and charged with PCS Heroin and Theft 1. A follow-up investigation determined the trailer and excavator were also stolen. The charge of Aggravated Theft was added for both of them.