Deputies intervene in attempted open-air safecracking; safe stolen from OC Preschool

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2016, 2:44 p.m.



Booking photo: Darryl Aaron TascoAt about 11:57 a.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2016, Clackamas County Justice Court employees were outside their building on the east side of the Clackamas Town Center property. While they were outside, the employees observed suspicious behavior by a subject near the bike path that runs parallel to I-205.

The subject appeared to be breaking into a safe. In the open air. By the bike path.

The Justice Court employees summoned Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Deputy Middleton, who is assigned to provide security at Justice Court.

Deputy Middleton directed Patrol deputies to the area, where they discovered the subject.

Deputies apprehended the individual -- and found that the subject was, in fact, breaking into a safe.

As this incident was underway, Oregon City Police Officer Crivellone was clearing a call of a burglary from the Oregon City Preschool, located at 718 6th Street in Oregon City. Officer Crivellone heard the call over the shared radio channel used by many Clackamas County police agencies -- and quickly realized that the safe found outdoors sounded like the safe reported stolen from an overnight burglary for which he had just taken a call.  

Further investigation by deputies and officers revealed that the safe along the bike path was the same that had been stolen from the school.  

Arrested was Darryl Aaron Tasco, 55, of Delaware. Tasco was booked into the Clackamas County Jail on charges of Burglary in the Second Degree and Theft in the Second Degree. Tasco is also being detained on a fugitive warrant. Bail was set at $22,500.

Photos of the arrest area and a checkbook retrieved from the stolen safe are attached.

Please reference CCSO Case # 16-1416 and OCPD Case # 16-11377


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Contact Info:
Sergeant Brian Jensen
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office