Portland man arrested for series of thefts in Lake Oswego
A Portland man was taken into custody Saturday evening, April 24, in Lake Oswego on suspicion of burglary, theft, trespassing and possession of a restricted weapon, according to the Lake Oswego Police Department.
In a press release, LOPD said 40-year-old Brandon R. Edwards was the suspect in several incidents of theft — the first being a suspected burglary near the 1600 block of Campus Way. According to police, a homeowner spotted Edwards leaving his home and running away with a family laptop around 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
The homeowner chased Edwards but lost sight of him near Greentree Avenue, according to police. While officers searched the area, dispatchers received another call about someone matching Edwards' description who was taking a bike from a Greentree Park. The caller told police Edwards was carrying a laptop as well as a knife.
Edwards then went into a back yard near the 1400 block of Greentree Circle, according to the press release, and it seemed that he was jumping fences.
Another 911 call came in from a cell phone at a home near the 1400 block of Greentree Circle, but no one said anything to dispatchers. LOPD arrived at that home with a K-9 officer from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, at which point police said they found Edwards hiding under a house.
Edwards was "not compliant" with officers, according to the press release, but eventually was apprehended with help from the K-9 officer.
Edwards was lodged at Clackamas County Jail after being treated for a dog bite. He faces charges of first-degree burglary, first-degree theft, first- and second-degree criminal trespass and felon in possession of a restricted weapon.
Lake Oswego Police Sgt. Tom Hamann said Edwards did not require hospitalization for the dog bite, and all of the stolen items were returned.
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