Two arrested for stolen property, guns in Douglas County
BRIDGEPORT, Wash. — Two people were arrested on Saturday, Feb. 3 on a variety of charges after deputies seized stolen property and loaded guns from their vehicle.
Around 8:15 p.m., a Douglas County deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for failing to use a turn signal in Bridgeport. The driver, Rebecca N. Norton, 27, of Coulee Dam, and the passenger Daniel J. Mardsen, 27, of Omak, were contacted.
While speaking to the two, the deputy noticed a gun case in the back seat of the car.
The deputy released the driver with a citation for the infractions, but re-contact and seize the vehicle based on his observations. A search warrant was obtained for the vehicle and deputies located one stolen pistol, two rifles, stolen ammunition, and narcotics.
Norton was re-located and arrested for possession of stolen firearm, carrying firearms loaded in a vehicle, loaded rifle in a vehicle and third-degree possession of stolen property. Mardsen was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm in the first degree, possession of a stolen firearm, carrying firearms loaded in a vehicle, loaded rifle in a vehicle, and third-degree possession of stolen property.
Both Norton and Mardsen were booked into the Okanagan County Jail.
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