IRRIGON — The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office returned a motorcycle to its owner Saturday and is seeking the public’s help in finding one suspect.

The sheriff’s office in a written statement reported an Irrigon man said he received information about his motorcycle that was stolen Aug. 16 and asked the agency for help in finding it.

The sheriff’s office, along with Oregon State Police and members of the Blue Mountain Enforcement Narcotics Team followed up on the information, according to the statement. The investigation led to the arrest of Chester Brent Paradiso, 44, of Irrigon, on two felony warrants out of Washington, and possible charges in Morrow County.

Officers also contacted Daniel Roy Walchli, 41, of Irrigon, who was unlawfully at Greenwood Resources, Boardman, and arrested and released him for trespassing.

The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office also reported it recovered the 2006 Honda motorcycle and returned it to the owner, but a third suspect fled the scene.

The sheriff’s office wants the public’s help finding Wallace Gary Smith, 45, who faces a charge of first-degree theft. The U.S. Marshal’s Service also wants Smith on a federal felony warrant out of Arlington, Virginian, for probation violation for theft of government property.

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