Witness calls 911 after watching suspect burglarize her Lake Oswego-area home; suspect sketch released; tips sought

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: Feb. 27, 2013, 2:52 p.m.

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Suspect sketch (JPEG format)

At approximately 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 25, 2013, deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and police officers from the Lake Oswego Police Department responded to a residence on the 13200 block of SW 63rd Ave in Portland on a report of a burglary that had just occurred. 

The witness -- identified as Juliann Peterson, age 19, of Portland -- watched the incident from a nearby house. 

Peterson knew the person did not belong there because she lives at the victim's residence.  She watched the suspect walk up and wait at the front door of the house before he entered the home.  A short while later the suspect exited the residence. 

Peterson went outside and yelled at the suspect who turned to look at her and then ran away southbound from the location with items he had stolen from the residence. 

Peterson called 911 at that point to report the crime. 

The following day, Peterson met with a forensic artist who works for the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office to complete a composite sketch of the suspect. 

The suspect was described as follows:

  • Hispanic male in his mid 30's
  • 5'7' -5'8" tall with a stocky build
  • Having a round fat face with wrinkles in the cheeks and neck area
  • Wearing black beanie, black coat, black pants, black gloves and carrying black backpack at time of burglary


The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is seeking tips and information regarding this crime.

Anyone with information concerning this crime is encouraged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential Tip Line -- by telephone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online e-mail form. Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #13-6003.

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 #13-6003.


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Contact Info:

Adam Phillips, Sergeant
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

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