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Deputies assigned to the Enhanced Sheriff's Patrol District catch the pair at an apartment complex.

COURTESY PHOTO: WCSO - Weapons and ammunition seized by Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies.Two Portlanders with weapons were arrested after breaking into a vehicle in Washington County on Saturday.

Patrick DaCosta, 28, and Caitlin Kent, 31, are charged with multiple crimes.

According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, around 4:50 a.m. June 5, deputies responded to a theft in progress at the Sylvan Heights Condos, located at 7600 Southwest Barnes Road in the West Haven-Sylvan community.

A resident of the complex reported that two people had broken into a parked vehicle and were then seen leaving in a separate vehicle. They described the vehicle as an unlicensed silver 2005 GMC Yukon.

Deputies assigned to the Enhanced Sheriff's Patrol District (ESPD) located the Yukon in the complex parking lot attempting to leave. When they attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver — later identified as DaCosta — fled at a high rate of speed. He stopped the vehicle after being confronted by additional deputies at the exit to the complex.

Deputies learned that the Yukon was stolen. Inside the vehicle, deputies located a loaded .22 caliber handgun in the center console and a loaded .38 caliber revolver under the driver's seat. In the trunk, deputies located a 12-gauge shotgun, a .22 caliber rifle stolen from a residence in Portland in 2017, over 450 rounds of various pistol, rifle and shotgun ammunition, and stolen property from multiple nearby residents.

DaCosta was lodged at the Washington County Jail on the following list of charges:

• Felon in possession of firearm (four counts)

• Identity theft (two counts)

• Theft in the third degree (three counts)

• Theft in the first degree

• Reckless driving

• Attempt to elude in a vehicle

• Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle

Kent was cited and released for the following charges:

• Possession of a stolen vehicle

• Unlawful entry into a motor vehicle


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