A pair of Oakville men are in serious trouble after joyriding a piece of equipment from a construction site Thursday night. The Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department tells us the two were reported in a building being renovated on Pine Street. They apparently drove the electric man-lift about two blocks to Main Street, in front of the Oakville Fire Station when the battery died.
Chehalis Tribal Police arrested A 20 year old man on 1st Degree Theft charges, while the 23 year old was interviewed and released, both were reportedly “heavily intoxicated.” Shumate said the lift was valued at around $15,000, making the crime a Class B Felony. Officials are also looking into a third person that may be involved.
Shumate said while it’s possible the men were merely joyriding with the piece of equipment, the man lift was valued at $15,000 therefore the crime is considered Theft 1st, a Class B felony.