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Two Arrested For Using Ladder to Break Into Apartment - 02/13/17

On February 7, 2017, at approximately 12:35am, Corvallis Police Officers responded to a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block of NW 26th ST. A caller reported seeing two males in the alley with a ladder climbing to a second story window of an apartment. When officers arrived, they observed flashlights inside the apartment and were able to contact the apartment owner by phone, who advised no one should be inside the apartment.

Officers surrounded the apartment and were able to see two males dressed in dark clothing hiding inside. The suspects, identified as 35-year-old Kalvin Ellis and 39-year-old Richard Zib, both of Corvallis, were ordered out of the apartment and were taken into custody without incident. Both males were arrested and stolen property was recovered. A search warrant was obtained for Ellis's residence where additional stolen property was located from previous thefts. During the search warrant, numerous items related to methamphetamine use were located, and another female, identified as 27-year-old Kristina Hass of Corvallis, was arrested on charges of Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Burglar's Tools, as well as an outstanding Benton County Circuit Court warrant.

Ellis was charged with Burglary I, Theft I, Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, and Unlawful Manufacture of Marijuana.

Zib was charged with Burglary I, Theft I, Identity Theft, Possession of Burglar's Tools, and Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine. Zib also had an outstanding Benton County Circuit Court warrant.

All three were lodged at the Benton County Jail.

Below is a link to their booking photos:
https://www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/inmate_detail?inmate=1700000219
https://www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/inmate_detail?inmate=1700000218
https://www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/inmate_detail?inmate=1700000223