Police arrest 3 suspected business burglars in Cully
Three men have been arrested after police say they were caught burglarizing an unoccupied storefront in the Cully Neighborhood.
North Precinct officers surrounded the building, located at 5816 N.E. Portland Highway, after a 9-1-1 caller reported seeing at least two men enter it and the telltale flickering of flashlights around 3:04 a.m. on Monday, July 16.
Officers and a K9 unit surrounded the building, arresting one man inside the structure and the other two after they started to flee the premise, according to a news release.
The District Attorney's office says police discovered "fresh pry marks" around a deadbolt and human-sized holes in the sheetrock and plywood.
"Every room appeared ransacked," a district attorney wrote in a probable cause affidavit. "Items had been pulled out of drawers, cabinets, etc., and loaded into bags and totes."
Abraham Xa Her, 31, faces charges of second-degree burglary, criminal mischief and trespass as well as possession of meth.
Nhat Cong Ha, 35, is charged with second-degree burglary and second-degree mischief.
Cheng Xiong, 31, is charged with second-degree burglary and criminal mischief and third-degree theft.
Her's criminal record includes four felony convictions, three misdemeanor convictions and three parole violations. He told jailers he uses meth daily.
The other two do not have significant criminal records, according to court docs.
All three men were booked and released from the Multnomah County Detention Center.
Anyone with additional information about this incident can contact police at 503-823-3333.