Alleged thief sought

The person shown in this photo is wanted in connection with the theft of cigarettes from Otter Creek gas station Feb. 6. 

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of a person who allegedly stole $240 worth of Newport cigarettes from the Otter Creek gas station at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6.

Surveillance video of the alleged cigarette carton thief shows a man with a light-brown beard, glasses, a white hoodie pulled over his head, and a black jacket.

According to 911 incident logs, a male wearing a hoodie and jeans left westbound on Bellevue-Cascade Road and got into a vehicle, possibly a blue Camry, according to a neighbor who lives in the area.

The male “dropped a credit card on the way out the door,” according to the police call log, which records information as it comes in to the 911 call center; that information may be incomplete or inaccurate.

Anyone with information on the theft can call Crime Stoppers at (563) 652-2212 or the sheriff’s office at (563) 652-3312.