Disassembled 1957 Chevy found in Boring shop

Multiple stolen vehicles inside shop in Boring, authorities said

Gresham police said a chop shop was operating in the 35000 block of Southeast Bell Maple Drive, Sept. 4, 2014 (Gresham PD)
Gresham police said a chop shop was operating in the 35000 block of Southeast Bell Maple Drive, Sept. 4, 2014 (Gresham PD)

BORING, Ore. (KOIN 6) —A SWAT team helped the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office and Gresham police dismantle what they said was a chop shop in Boring.

The shop, in the 35000 block of SE Bell Maple Drive, housed multiple stolen vehicles, property and a snowmobile, said Clackamas County Sgt. Nate Thompson. He also said there were some safety concerns initially, but no one was hurt.

Among the vehicles was a 1957 Chevy, and all were being disassembled, authorities said. Gresham Detective John Rasmussen said a tow truck will be used to take away evidence.

Detectives said they also found a small illegal marijuana grow at the site.

Several people are being questioned, authorities said shortly before 1 p.m. The Oregon Deparment of Human Services was also called in because a child was found at the site.

Grant Jerome Lauer, 47, of Boring was taken into custody after execution of the search warrant. Lauer had a misdemeanor warrant for his arrest, police said.

Other charges and suspect are still being investigated at this time.

The case began after police received an anonymous tip, police said.

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