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Sisters man arrested in connection to several vehicle break-ins

Noah Kirshner of Sisters has been arrested in connection with a series of vehicle break-ins in the local area. This is just the latest in a years-long string of run-ins with the law for the 21-year-old.

According to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, City of Sisters deputies received seven reports of vehicle break-ins on September 30. All occurred between 3 and 6 a.m. on the south side of Sisters.

All of the cases involved vehicles that were left unlocked in driveways of residences. In one case, a 9mm pistol was stolen from an unlocked vehicle, along with other valuables. Additionally, one of the victim vehicles had damage to a stereo and dashboard from the suspect’s attempting to steal the stereo.

Deputies conducted interviews, checked surveillance video in the area, and later developed a suspect, who was identified as Noah Kirshner.

On October 2, a relative of Kirshner contacted the Sheriff’s Office after locating a pistol and other stolen property in a trailer where Kirshner had been staying. Deputies were able to recover the 9mm pistol that had been stolen on September 30, along with other items valued at over $1,000.

Kirshner was already in custody at the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office jail on an unrelated charge, when deputies added additional charges for the vehicle break-ins in Sisters.

The Sisters man faces charges of unlawful entry to a motor vehicle (six counts); and one count each of Theft I; Theft II; felon in possession of a firearm; criminal mischief; and criminal trespass.

Sgt. Jayson Janes said, “The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public to lock their vehicles and never to leave unsecured firearms or valuables in unlocked vehicles.”

Kirshner was arrested for a similar string of break-ins two years ago.

According to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, deputies and Black Butte Ranch police responded at about 3:49 p.m. on September 26, 2018 to a report of a domestic dispute at 576 E. Jefferson Ave. in Sisters. When law enforcement arrived, they contacted Kirshner outside the residence. Investigators determined that Kirshner had caused extensive damage to a residence and had been throwing rocks at vehicles. Investigating further, they found property in Kirshner’s possession that linked him to multiple vehicle break-ins in the Sisters area that had been reported the morning of September 25, 2018.

Last fall, Kirshner was arrested in connection with the theft of hemp from a farm near Sisters.


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