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Oregon Hall of Fame autographed guitars stolen on Feb. 20 are still missing, however.

COURTESY PHOTO: PPB - Stolen music memorabilia was recovered by Portland police on March 15.Portland police have recovered music memorabilia and guitars, some originally thought to be autographed guitars stolen from the Oregon Music Hall of Fame, from a residence in Fairview and a storage unit in Damascus.

However, the Hall of Fame has been unable to identify any of the stolen items as belonging to them, and their stolen items may still be outstanding.

According to the Portland Police Bureau, the three-week investigation led to the discovery of the items on Tuesday, March 15. Initially, the bureau said the stolen Hall of Fame guitars were recovered, but later backtracked.

{obj:61224:Around 70 guitars autographed} by George Clinton, Arlo Guthrie, The Monkees and Portland's own Portugal. The Man, among other items, were stolen from an Oregon Music Hall of Fame storage locker on Feb. 20. Some were scheduled to be sold at auction to help fund music scholarships.

Investigators with the Central Neighborhood Response Team developed a suspect and several spots they believed the stolen items were being stored. A search warrant for a Fairview residence and storage units in Gresham led police to find hundreds of stolen items, the bureau said.

Another 30 guitars and nearly two dozen items of memorabilia were also found at a facility in Damascus. They included signed posters, photos and album covers, which were believed to belong to the Oregon Music Hall of Fame.

But the Hall of Fame has still yet to reclaim their stolen property from that robbery.

The suspect is identified as Eric Michael Lamberton, 40. He was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of first degree burglary and first degree aggravated theft, with additional charges expected as the investigation continues.

Court records show Lamberton has a criminal record dating back decades.

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