Parole violator arrested in Brentwood-Darlington
After a "Suspicious Subject" call went out to East Precinct officers at 10:51 a.m. on Wednesday morning, August 9, eight officers – including a K9 unit – came to S.E. 62nd Avenue, a couple of houses north of Duke Street.
Neighbors were startled to see – In addition to officers in the street – additional police with long guns, along with some with non-lethal weapons ready, when squad cars pulled into the unpaved alley to the east.
About 20 minutes after they arrived, officers moved in, surrounded the house, and took a man into custody.
"There was a report of a 'wanted' subject at the location," Portland Police spokesman Sergeant Chris Burley told THE BEE, after looking into the incident. "Officers took 38-year-old Denny Galofteanu into custody on a parole violation warrant."
Galofteanu was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center at 12:10 p.m. that afternoon on a felony charge of Parole Violation. He was released by a judge on August 11, with the reason given: Time Served on a Sentence. Just what that meant, in the context of an arrest on a legally-obtained felony warrant, is unclear.