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Sheriff's Office seeks tips after man smashes through fence, invades home, demands keys, steals LeSabre


CCSO Case # 19-020332 -- collage

Please reference CCSO Case # 19-020332

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is asking for tipsas it investigates a home-invasion robbery in which a man smashed through a fence, burst into a Molalla-area home and demanded the homeowner's car keys before stealing the homeowner's Buick Le Sabre.

At approximately 9:21 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a home on S. Sawtell Rd., just outside of Molalla. The homeowner told deputies that she had been in the living room of her home when she heard screaming and yelling at her front door. The front door burst open -- and a white male adult was standing on the homeowner's porch, reportedly screaming about "his family being dead." He stepped into the house and demanded car keys from the homeowner.

As the man continued to scream and pace in and out of the home onto the porch, the homeowner threw her keys at him. The male suspect then turned around and ran away -- and apparently drove off with the victim's blue 2003 Buick LeSabre.

Investigators observed the fencing leading to the front door of the residence appeared to have been pulled down toward the driveway.  It appears the suspect did this to gain access to the yard due to the gate being latched. A truck in the driveway had also had a window smashed out -- it appears the suspect tried to steal the truck before invading the victim's home to demand car keys and steal the LeSabre instead.

The suspect is described as follows:

  • White male adult
  • 20-30 years old
  • 5-foot-9
  • 185 pounds
  • Shaved head
  • Wearing camouflage pants and a dark, possibly sleeveless shirt

Deputies and Molalla Police officers canvassed the area and learned that a man matching that description had been seen in the area previously.

Detectives are continuing to follow up on leads -- and are asking the public for tips.

Photos of the damaged fence and type of stolen car are attached.

The victim is unwilling to give any media interviews.


The Sheriff’s Office is seeking additional information in this case. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line — by phone at 503-723-4949or by using the online email form at reference CCSO Case #19-020332.