A man was arrested Thursday for allegedly stealing a vehicle from Agape House, a nonprofit organization that collects food donations and supplies for people in the Hermiston area.
Chad Seelye had parked the stolen 2004 Chevy Silverado in the Rite Aid parking lot on South Highway 395, and a Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office deputy spotted him walking around the vehicle. Seelye was taken into custody in the Walker’s Farm Kitchen parking lot.
Agape House Executive Director Dave Hughes said they noticed the vehicle missing from the property on Monday night. The thief had removed the license plate from the vehicle and put a different one on. Hermiston Police Chief Jason Edmiston said the license plates belonged to a stolen vehicle out of Kennewick, which officers have not yet tracked down.
Hughes said the vehicle was unlocked, and it’s possible the keys had been left in there.
He said no valuables were taken from the truck, and the truck had minor damage.
Hughes said this is likely the third time a vehicle has been stolen from Agape House.