It was police dogs that ‘sniffed out’ the suspects ..,
Police units converge in outer East Portland, in Montavilla, looking for a trio of suspected burglars.
Story and photos by David F. Ashton
Three men – one of them holding container, and another armed with a handgun – caught the attention of neighbors about 12:44 a.m. on Friday, February 10, in the Montavilla neighborhood – as they slinked along Northeast 81st Avenue near Glisan Street.
Suspicious residents called the 9-1-1 Center, which in turn alerted Portland Police Bureau (PPB) East Precinct officers in the area.
“The officers saw one of the suspects walking out to the street holding a bin of property,” said PPB Public Information Officer Sgt. Pete Simpson.
The man with the bin saw the officers, dropped the property, and ran into the neighborhood, Simpson said.
Two police dogs, and their partners, search for the fleeing burglary suspects.
“Officers established a neighborhood perimeter and began to search the area, assisted by a two Canine Units – ‘Jasko’ and ‘Bravo’,” Simpson said. “A home was found to have been forceably entered and ransacked; but no one was home at the time of the burglary.”
During the neighborhood search, the canine duo found all three suspects, who were then arrested.
“No firearm was found during the initial search; but hours later, in the daylight, PPB Gang Enforcement Team officers located the suspects’ firearm in some bushes,” Simpson said.
32-year-old Warren Stanton, 25-year-old Antonio Young, and 22-year-old Shakor Holiday were arrested and were booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center (MCDC) at 8:30 a.m. later that morning on charges of Burglary in the First Degree.
Arrested on burglary charges, 32-year-old Warren Stanton awaits trial in jail. MCDC booking photo
During his arraignment in Multnomah County Court, Stanton was formally charged with three counts of Burglary in the First Degree, and he remains in custody at Inverness Jail in lieu of $150,000 combined bail.
Also picked up on burglary charges is 25-year-old Antonio Young. MCDC booking photo
At his arraignment Young, too, faced three counts of Burglary in the First Degree, and he also is still in custody at Inverness Jail in lieu of $150,000 combined bail.
The third suspect, 22-year-old Shakor Holiday, also remains in custody, in lieu of bail.
And at his arraignment, Holiday learned he would also face three counts of Burglary in the First Degree, and he, too, is still in custody at Inverness Jail in lieu of $150,000 combined bail.
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