UPDATED w/ ARREST: Happy Valley detectives seek public's help to catch 'Clackamas Porch Pirate' package thief; surveillance video available

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: February 3, 2016, 10:21 a.m.


Please reference CCSO Case #s 16-1689 and 16-2608

Suspect booking photos:


UPDATE (Feb. 6, 2016, 7 p.m.): SUSPECTS IN CUSTODY

Clackamas Porch Pirate suspect Trenton Ryan AndersonShortly after reaching out to the public for help identifying the suspects, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and Happy Valley Police Department received several tips from both law-enforcement personnel and members of the public that positively identified the suspects.

The suspects are identified as Amanda Kanthack, 27 [ booking photo ], and her boyfriend,  Trenton Ryan Anderson, 37 [ booking photo ].

Ms. Kanthack had already been taken into custody and lodged at Multnomah County Jail on an unrelated charge at the time of identification.

Detectives with the Happy Valley PD quickly disseminated Mr. Anderson's information to other local law-enforcement agencies.

The Portland Police Bureau worked with Happy Valley PD detectives and were able to successfully locate Mr. Anderson.

At approximately 11:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, Portland Police officers safely took Mr. Anderson into custody.

Mr. Anderson is currently lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on a warrant and Possession of Methamphetamine charges -- in addition to the various theft charges he now faces in Clackamas County.

Ms. Kanthack will be interviewed in regards to her role in the package thefts in the near future by detectives with the Happy Valley PD.

On Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, officers with the Oregon City Police Department located the green Mercedes allegedly used by Mr. Anderson and Ms. Kanthack in the commission of the thefts.

The Sheriff's Office and Happy Valley PD would like to extend our utmost gratitude to the Portland Police Bureau, the Oregon City PD, and the various members of the public who helped to identify Mr. Anderson and Ms. Kanthack. This was truly a community effort to help ensure the continued safety of the citizens of Clackamas County.





EARLIER (February 3rd, 2016, 10:21 a.m.)

Happy Valley Police detectives are asking the public for tips as they look for a new serial package thief -- and once again they've got excellent porch surveillance video of the suspect.

Authorities believe the "Clackamas Porch Pirate" is involved in at least six recent package thefts in the Happy Valley / Clackamas area. The suspect's M.O. appears to involve following delivery trucks on their rounds -- and working with a female accomplice in the back seat of his vehicle who rips open the packages in the back seat.

Porch surveillance video of two of the thefts has provided an excellent view of the suspect and suspect vehicle. Police are seeking tips from the public.

As seen in the above-linked video -- which captures two separate thefts on Jan. 19 and Jan. 28, 2016 -- the suspect is a while male in his 20s, roughly 6 feet tall and 180 pounds, driving a green 1994-95 Mercedes sedan with no plates and a trip permit.


Have you seen the Clackamas Porch Pirate? Any tips regarding this incident can be called in using our Tip Line at (503) 723-4949 or by using the online e-mail form -- please refer to CCSO Case #s 16-1689 and 16-2608.

Porch surveillance cameras shooting high-definition video have been a huge boon to investigators working these sorts of cases. Last December, porch surveillance video provided a huge break in the search for the package-theft Grinch, which led to two arrests.

The Sheriff's Office urges citizens to have packages delivered to secure locations or in person.

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 Nathan Thompson
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office