UPDATE -- FALSE REPORT: Happy Valley PD determines April 24 crime not burglary; 18-year-old faces false report, prostitution charges

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: April 24, 2016, 11:45 p.m.




On Monday, April 25, 2016, Happy Valley Police continued its investigation into the previously reported "home-invasion burglary" on April 24 -- and learned that far different crimes had occurred at the residence.

Happy Valley Police found evidence that indicated the initial reports provided were inaccurate.

Investigators learned that the homeowner's son -- Ethan Kwon, age 18, of Happy Valley -- in fact invited the female seen in the surveillance video into the home.

Mr. Kwon was charged with initiating a false report and patronizing a prostitute.

Authorities are still working to identify the female seen in the surveillance video.
No booking photo of Mr. Kwon is available at this time.

EARLIER (April 24, 2016, 11:45 p.m.) -- Happy Valley PD investigating mid-afternoon burglary; suspect video available; tips sought

Please reference CCSO case # 16-10924

Suspect vehicle: CCSO Case # 16-10924At approximately 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, 2016, deputies with the Happy Valley Police Department were dispatched to a residence in the area of SE Mia Garden Dr. and SE 152nd Ave. in Happy Valley, on a report of a residential burglary that had occurred around 1 p.m.

The homeowner, who wishes to remain anonymous, was reporting that she had returned home to discover that there was money missing from a nightstand located in an upstairs bedroom.

The homeowner's 18-year-old son had been home while she was gone -- but stated he didn't remember anything suspicious that had occurred.

The homeowner elected to review her home security system -- and discovered that at approximately 1 p.m., an unknown female had entered her home through an unlocked front door.

The suspect casually entered the victim's home and proceeded to steal over $200 in a period of about eight minutes.

The homeowner's son was in his bedroom listening to music through headphones at the time of the burglary, unaware there was a stranger inside the home.

After the suspect collected the cash, she casually exited the house and left the area via her vehicle.

Attached to this release are four photographs of the vehicle the suspect arrived and left in, and one photograph of the suspect entering the home. Surveillance video clips of the suspect and her vehicle can be downloaded from this Dropbox link.


The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and the Happy Valley PD are asking the public to please come forward with any information that may lead to the identification and prosecution of the suspect.

Anyone with information on the identity of this suspect is urged to contact us using our Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form. Please reference CCSO Case # 16-10924.

Additionally, the victims have expressed that they wish to not be contacted by the media, and all inquiries should be sent through the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Public Information Office.

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:
Deputy Hayden Sanders
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office