Wilsonville Police investigates jewelry-store smash-and-grab; tips sought

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Oct. 10, 2014, 9:36 a.m.


Media and Interested Parties


Please reference Clackamas County Case Number #14-27768

At about 1:36 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, Wilsonville Police responded to a report of a burglary at Wilsonville Diamond, a jewelry store located at 8251 SW Wilsonville Road.

The store is located in a retail complex called Town Center. One of the businesses in the complex is a Taco Bell restaurant that operates a late-night drive-through.

A customer seated in their car in the drive-through heard the sound of breaking glass and went to investigate. The customer observed a gray Nissan Pathfinder with two occupants and two persons outside of the Pathfinder -- at least one of whom had entered the store through a broken window.

This information was communicated to police dispatch, and Wilsonville Police responded.

The two men outside the vehicle are described only as males wearing hooded sweatshirts. The only occupant of the vehicle that could be described was the passenger who was descibed as having long, dark hair.

A few moments after patrol deputies arrived at the scene, another deputy observed the suspect vehicle driving northbound on Interstate 5 at Elligsen Road. The deputy followed the vehicle, and when a second patrol car joined the pursuit, the deputy deactivated his emergency lights.

In the area generally east of the junction of I-5 northbound and I-205 northbound, the vehicle made as if it were going to pull over to the left and yield. The vehicle then turned left and drove through the large center median area until it joined I-205 in the opposite direction and then took the ramp leading to I-5 northbound. At the end of the ramp, rather than proceed northbound on I-5, the vehicle executed a left-hand turn to proceed southbound in the northbound lanes of I-5.

The deputies stopped following the vehicle at that point.

The suspect vehicle has not yet been located. It is described as a gray 1994 Nissan Pathfinder with Oregon license plate 662GGE, peeling paint, and missing the spare tire on the rear-mounted spare-tire mount.

If the vehicle is observed, please call 911.

It is believed that jewelry was stolen during the burglary. A complete inventory is being conducted by the business to determine the exact losses.

Evidence has been collected and leads are being pursued at this time.

Anyone with information about this vehicle or this burglary should call the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Tip Line at 503-723-4949 or use the online tip form at https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp Please reference Clackamas County Case Number #14-27768.

The owner of the victim business is available for interviews, but he would like to coordinate those through this office. Please call the pager if you would like to interview Mr. Eicher.

Wilsonville Police is served through a contract with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. You can obtain more information about the police department and services at: http://www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/233/Police


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Contact Info:
Sergeant Dan Kraus
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office/Wilsonville Police

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