Update: Man arrested in Cooper Mountain break-in
Over the weekend, Gresham Police received a tip regarding the identity of the intruder described in the Cooper Mountain break-in. A possible suspect was reportedly at a hotel near Northeast Wilkes Road in Gresham.
At 11:16 a.m. Saturday, Gresham Police officers conducted a traffic stop on a blue Ford SUV and arrested 29-year-old Zachery Wayne Summers on an outstanding parole warrant for burglary.
Gresham Police contacted Washington County Sheriff's Office Violent Crimes Unit detectives working this case. It was determined that Summers was the man who broke into the Cooper Mountain home and allegedly fought with the homeowner the previous day.
Summers was arrested on charges of first-degree burglary, unlawful use of a weapon, menacing and fourth-degree assault. He is being held at the Washington County Jail without bail.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office says an unidentified man entered a house in the Cooper Mountain area of the county on Friday and fought with the homeowner. The man fled after the homeowner shot at him. Detectives are asking for the public's help identifying the suspect, who fled.
The event occurred around 12:35 a.m. in the 9300 block of Southwest 171st Avenue. Deputies were told that an unidentified man had entered the house in a possible burglary attempt and was confronted by the resident, who allegedly fought with the intruder in the kitchen. The intruder reportedly armed himself with a knife. The resident retrieved a handgun and shot at least one round at the intruder, causing the intruder to run away.
It is not known if the intruder was struck by any bullets. He fled the area. At some point during the confrontation, the resident was able to take a photo of the intruder (above) who was covering his face.
The resident sustained several minor injuries.
Washington County Violent Crimes Unit detectives are assisting with the investigation. The intruder is described as a white male in his 20s with a thin to medium build. He was possibly driving an older, blue, full-sized SUV.
Anyone with information that can help identify the intruder is asked to call Washington County Detectives at 503-846-2500.