Wilsonville burglary interrupted by homeowner returning for lunch; tips sought

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, 10:17 a.m.


Suspect sketches: CCSO Case # 15-2744

Please reference CCSO Case Number # 15-2744

Suspect sketches: [ 1 ] [ 2 ]

At about 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, a homeowner returning home for lunch at his home in the 28000 block of SW Flynn Street in Wilsonville encountered two men in his home committing a burglary.

Initial entry into the home was reportedly made through a side "man" door. When that provided limited access to the home, the suspects shattered a rear window and made entry. The suspects then ransacked the home and had organized the items they planned to take.

It appears some items were stolen -- but the homeowner's interruption appears to have caused them to leave items behind as well. At this writing (Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, 10:17 a.m.) the exact list of items stolen is still being compiled.

When the homeowner entered his home he encountered first one man that ran from the home and then a second man who ran from the upstairs, past him, and out the front door.

Wilsonville Police deputies responded with the assistance of an Oregon City Police K9 unit. A search by the officers and the canine did not locate the suspects -- but was in fact more indicative of their departure via a nearby vehicle.

The scene was processed and evidence will be evaluated for processing by the Clackamas County Sheriff Crime Scene Investigations Unit and the Oregon State Police Forensic Laboratory.

A forensic artist was dispatched to the scene from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and worked with the homeowner to prepare the above-linked suspect sketches.

The suspects are described as follows:

  • Suspect 1: Mixed race, possibly Latino or African-American, stocky build, about 30 years of age, short curly hair short enough to see the scalp, wearing black sweatshirt and sweatpants.
  • Suspect 2: White, about 20-30 years old, short straight hair, possibly prematurely gray visible under a knit beanie, black sweatshirt, gray shorts, tennis shoes.

This investigation is active and deputies will be in the area canvassing beginning at 11:30 a.m. today (Friday, Jan. 30).

The victim made himself available for a news station yesterday (Thursday, Jan. 29) that initiated contact with him, but he has not returned calls today, so we do not know if he will do more media interviews.


Anyone with information on this crime is urged 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 CCSO Case Number # 15-2744.

Three Clackamas County cities -- Damascus, Happy Valley, and Wilsonville -- contract with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office to provide municipal police services.


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