OCPD: Man steals from sleeping victim's bedroom
Oregon City police arrested a man on Monday for allegedly stealing several electronic items, some from inside a bedroom while the victims were sleeping.
Just before 1 a.m. on March 30, a resident of the 1200 block of Johnson Street reported that she had been burglarized about 30 minutes prior. She told officers that her roommate thought he had been dreaming when he saw a person inside their bedroom.
"When fully awoke, he realized he hadn't been dreaming," said OCPD Capt. Shaun Davis. "He found his garage door open and several items missing from inside their house and truck."
Patrol officers responded to the scene, and at 1:30 a.m. they found someone matching the suspect description.
"When officers attempted to speak with him, he ran on foot and was caught a short distance from the scene," Davis said. "When the suspect was arrested, he still had property on his person. The remaining property was later located in a nearby apartment."
Moniel D. Dennis, 22, allegedly found the victim's vehicle unlocked and used the garage-door opener from the vehicle to enter the residence. Dennis was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on one count of first-degree burglary.
Davis reminded citizens not to leave valuables or items that could hold valuables, such as backpacks, in your vehicle so a thief can see them.
"Lock your vehicle when you get out of it," Davis said. "At 9 p.m. every night, get into the routine of double checking that your cars are locked and your house is locked."
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