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Dark-of-night thief comes up empty

Man interrupted in midst of vehicle theft escapes in getaway car


A recent attempted theft of a vehicle was a surprise to its owners as well as responding police.

The surprise was because of the vehicle’s age.

The object of the theft was a pickup more than 40 years old.

The truck was parked in front of the owner’s home in the 36600 block of Dubarko Road. At about 3 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, someone tried to start the engine. The owners woke up when they heard the familiar sound.

The man of the family ran out to confront the person, but the suspect saw him coming and left the vehicle, got in a getaway car and fled.

The woman who owns the pickup called police later that morning, and an officer came to investigate.

The residents weren’t able to give police much information because it was dark at 3 a.m.

But the suspect was described as a white man about 5-feet-6 in height. He also was described as “stinky.” The vehicle owner told police that when he checked the pickup, the cab smelled strongly of cigarettes and body odor.

The getaway vehicle was described as a small white four-door truck, possibly a Chevrolet Avalanche or a Honda Ridgeline, according to the police report.

An officer inspected the pickup for fingerprints but could not find any.

The case was ruled inactive since there was insufficient information about the suspect.

Anyone with information about this case should call police during regular weekday hours at 503-668-5566 and refer to Case No. 13-1126.