‘Undefeated hide and seek champions': Ore. cops find burglary suspect hiding in trunk
Officers spotted a wooden trunk covered in blankets while searching an apartment, so they opened it and found the man crouching inside
By Helena Wegner
The Charlotte Observer
TIGARD, Ore. — Police were searching for a burglary suspect inside an Oregon apartment until they opened a wooden trunk, officers say.
Then they arrested a 54-year-old man Jan. 30 in Tigard, the Portland Police Bureau Central Bike Squad posted on Instagram.
The man had been accused of stealing people’s items during an ice storm earlier in the month, police said, when freezing rain covered Portland roads in thick sheets of ice.
Police obtained a search warrant for the apartment and began looking for the man who had a warrant out for his arrest, according to the post.
They spotted a wooden trunk covered in blankets, so they opened it and found the man crouching inside, police said. He also had a gun in the apartment, officers said.
He was arrested on charges of burglary, possession of a firearm, aggravated theft and criminal mischief.
The stolen items have since been returned to the owners, police said.
Police did not immediately respond to McClatchy News’ request for more information Thursday, Feb. 1.
Tigard is about 10 miles southwest of downtown Portland.