Through the combined efforts of vigilant neighbors and three Multnomah County deputies, a career criminal is heading to prison.
On Monday, Multnomah County Judge Benjamin Souede sentenced Jesse Calhoun to 50 months behind bars, three years of post-prison supervision and drug treatment. Calhoun is also required to pay restitution to victims.
An investigation began last year after multiple theft reports in East Multnomah County.
Deputies Nick Bohrer, Jackson Brooks and Kent Krumpschmidt worked together, and with the community's help, in identifying Calhoun as the suspect.
Deputies arrested Calhoun in November 2018 during a traffic stop in Troutdale. In the car, they found modified firearms, more than 500 rounds of ammunition and six grams of methamphetamine.
Since Calhoun's arrest, neighbors in Troutdale, Fairview, Gresham and surrounding areas report property crimes and burglaries have dropped significantly. Investigators also linked Calhoun to a handful of other cases in Multnomah, Clackamas and Clark counties.
In a statement released via Facebook, the Sheriff's Office expressed gratitude to Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Kevin Demer for prosecuting this case. According to the statement, Demer spent countless hours building and presenting the case, and showed the impact of Calhoun's criminal actions on the community to the court.
The Sheriff's Office presented an agency award earlier this year to Deputies Bohrer, Brooks and Krumpschmidt in recognition of their efforts.
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