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Police arrest suspect after gas station burglary

Tigard Police arrested a man accused of breaking into a gas station.

Gordon Charles Taylor, 53, of Portland faces charges of second-degree burglary, resisting arrest, second-degree criminal mischief, second-degree attempted theft, tampering with evidence and possession of burglary tools after police say he broke into an auto detailing business and gas station on Thursday morning.Taylor

Tigard Police responded to a report of a burglary at the 76 gas station, 11440 S.W. Pacific Highway, near Interstate 5, at about 6:50 a.m. on Dec. 26. They reportedly found Taylor inside Tigard Autocare, an auto-detailing business connected to the gas station, said Jim Wolf, a spokesman with the police department.

“An employee arrived shortly before 7 a.m. and heard noises, which gave a strong suspicion that someone was inside,” Wolf said.

As an officer checked the perimeter of the business, he spotted the suspect, Wolf said.

The suspect fled when he saw police, and officers chased him around the premises and through nearby properties, Wolf said.

Two of the officers chasing the suspect fell while running down a steep embankment near Fantasy Adult Video.

The officers were not seriously injured, Wolf said, but they did lose track of the suspect.

A Beaverton Police K-9 team searched the area, and after an hour, the suspect was located near a substation in the area and taken into custody.

“Because he was discovered inside the building, it appears that nothing was taken,” Wolf said. “He was not able to run and take any property with him.”

King City Police also assisted in the search, Wolf said.



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