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Homeowner fights off burglar who enters Beavercreek home; suspect escapes; tips sought


News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: Sept. 12, 2012, 4:20 a.m.

Media and Interested Parties


Please refer to Clackamas County Sheriff's Case #12-27333

At 10:19 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a 911 hang-up call at 25953 S. Moehnke Ct. in Beavercreek. When they arrived, they discovered that the homeowner had fought off a man who entered his home.

The homeowner, a 63-year-old man, was sitting in his home when the male suspect entered through an open door. The homeowner confronted the suspect and they got into a physical fight.

The homeowner shouted for his wife to get a gun. She went into the back room and returned with a gun. Before the gun could be used, the burglar punched the man's wife. The burglar then ran off into the night.

The homeowner told deputies he thought he heard a car leaving the area.

A Clackamas County Sheriff's Office K-9 team responded to the crime scene in an effort to track the suspect. All immediate search efforts by responding deputies failed to locate the burglar.

The burglar is described as follows:

  • White male adult
  • Wearing a black hoody that was pulled tight over his face
  • 6'0" tall
  • Stout build

The case is still under investigation at this time.


Anyone with information concerning this crime is encouraged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online e-mail form. Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #11-9535.

The public can also submit crime-tip text messages to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office from a cell phone. All users have to do is send a text message to CRIMES (274637 on your phone keypad) -- with the keyword CCSO as the first word in the message body. Important reminder: Please do not send emergency messages using the text-messaging system -- in case of an emergency, call 911.

Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #12-27333.


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Contact Info:
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
Deputy Bryon O'Neil
Acting PIO

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