Money, both American and foreign, were picked up Friday, Jan. 4, from an alleged set of car prowlers in the Bethany area north of Beaverton.
Ramon Zendejas-Holt, 19, of Portland was arrested on charges of unlawful entry motor vehicle, three-degree theft and an outstanding felony warrant. Additional charges are likely, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies responded to a report of car prowlers at 2:33 a.m. Friday on the 6000 block of Northwest Calypso Terrace in Bethany. Three people allegedly were seen trying to enter a vehicle and running away.
With the use of a dog, Corporal Micah Akin found Zendejas-Holt hiding in a residential backyard. Deputies say they located a wallet in his possession, which they later learned had been stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked nearby. Deputies returned the wallet to the owner.
Deputies located Zendejas-Holt's Volkswagen sedan nearby?, which was occupied by two females. Inside the vehicle, deputies located a large quantity of foreign currency, which they believe likely was stolen from an unlocked vehicle as well. Anyone with information about the recovered foreign currency is asked to call non-emergency dispatch at (503) 629-0111.