Accused sneak-thief dismisses consequences of crime

Find why this man, who allegedly cut through a wall to steal items from a Centennial neighbor’s garage, apparently is unworried about the outcome of his case …

Police investigate missing items – that neighbors say showed up in the duplex next door.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton

A family living on SE 160th Place, not far from Parklane Park in the Centennial neighborhood, started getting concerned when items in their garage kept disappearing – with the door locked.

On April 11, things came to a head when they noticed that a section of plasterboard had been cut away on the common wall of their duplex’s garages.

According to a probable-cause affidavit filed in Multnomah County Court, the neighbors accused 28-year-old Jessie Love of stealing some of their possessions.

Police arrest 28-year-old Jessie Love, who proclaims, “I’ll get with probation” (whatever that means). MCDC booking photo

The upset resident told police that when she told her concerns to a neighbor across the street, that person responded that Love just sold her son a computer, for which he paid $40, court documents state.

When confronted about the alleged sale of the stolen computer, Love reportedly said, “Oh well, I’ll get with probation”, the affidavit stated.

Love was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center at 7:29 p.m. on Suspicion of Second-degree Burglary, Second-degree Theft, and Second-degree Criminal Mischief.

After appearing before a judge, on Monday, April 13, Love was released from custody, as he apparently expected. The Release Reason: “Pre-Trial Supervision Program”.
Love is scheduled to appear in court on April 24.

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