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One arrested, second suspect sought for Christmas package thefts

Portland police arrested one man and are searching for a second suspect for allegedly stealing packages off of neighborhood porches on Christmas Eve.

On Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 1:59 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast 22nd Avenue and Knott Street on the report of two subjects stealing packages off of neighborhood porches.

Officer arrived and located 55-year-old Robert Joseph Leonard sitting in a vehicle. Officers could see an open Amazon.com box containing a puzzle. Officers also observed a microwave oven in the vehicle, which appeared to be new but was not in a box.

by: PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Robert Joseph Leonard was arrested on Christmas Eve for allegedly stealing packages off of porches in the Irvington neighborhood.After searching the neighborhood for the second suspect, officers were not able to locate the man, but did locate a packages containing a coffee pot and returned it to the owner.

The second suspect is described as a white male in his 40s, 5'10" tall, medium build, short dark brown hair, wearing a black coat with blue trim.

Leonard was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail for Possession of Methamphetamine, a Probation Violation, Theft in the Third Degree, and Driving While Revoked.

Anyone with information about this suspect or the possible owner of the microwave should contact Sgt. Mike Frome via email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , reference PPB Case #13-106954.