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TIGARD, Ore. – Tigard police arrested two 15-year-old girls accused of stealing a minivan early Thursday morning.

The girls stole the minivan from a convenience store parking lot just before 3 a.m. while the driver delivered newspapers to the store, according to Jim Wolf with Tigard police.

An officer spotted the van and the suspects pulled over after a brief pursuit on Upper Boones Ferry Road, police said. The officer took the girls to the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Center.

The girls told police they were from the Medford area and they ran away from home. They said they met a man, later identified as 44-year-old Kelly Ferguson, who picked them up while they hitchhiked on Interstate 5.

The girls told police they spent a lot of time with Ferguson while he worked as a lighting repairman in Wilsonville, Tualatin and Tigard. They said Ferguson used methamphetamine and offered it to them.

Ferguson helped them find a car to steal so they could drive home to Medford, the girls told police.

Officers found Ferguson at one of his job sites in Tualatin and arrested him on charges including possession of methamphetamine and distribution of meth to a minor.

Police said the parents of both girls were notified about their arrest.



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