Man Allegedly Steals $1500 of Items from Local Libraries

A man is in jail after allegedly stealing more than $1500 in books and DVDs from local libraries.

Jason Durston was arrested Friday after attempting to steal 11 movies from the Mid-Columbia Library local libraries.  During the course of the investigation, it was determined that Durston was also a suspect in a theft last month where he had checked out 33 items using a stolen library card at the other Mid-Columbia Library location.

That same day, he went to Keewaydin Branch Library and checked out 67 more items using the same stolen card.  The items were not returned to the library.  A search of his house found the stolen items.