Police: 'Leaven No Trace' founder jailed on charges of burglary, trespass, forgery
COOS BAY, Ore. -- The founder of Leaven No Trace, Raymond Furr (also known as Raymond Block) is in custody on trespass and burglary charges, Coos County Sheriff’s Office said.
Authorities say the 36-year-old man and 52-year-old Christy Furr had moved into an unoccupied house owned by a Coos Bay couple.
Deputies say the homeowners found the Furrs allegedly entered through the front door by force, removed a ‘no trespassing sign’ and had taken up residence.
They had turned the power and phone on through a falsified rental agreement, police said.
When confronted by the homeowners, police say the couple reportedly claimed squatter’s rights and refused to leave when asked.
Coos County deputies say Oregon does not recognize squatter's rights.
Deputies say Christy Furr was allowed to retrieve her personal property and leave the residence.
She was cited for burglary and trespassing.
Raymond Furr was jailed on charges of burglary, criminal mischief, trespass, and forgery. He was scheduled for arraignment on Wednesday.
Leaven No Trace was the name of a volunteer clean-up group in Coos County led by Furr.