Doors kicked in by serial Troutdale burglar

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by David Krough and Mike Benner / KGW.com

NWCN.com

Posted on May 12, 2010 at 8:55 AM

TROUTDALE, Ore. -- Someone is kicking down doors to burglarize homes in a Troutdale neighborhood.

Troutdale Police Sergeant Steven Bevens said at least five similar burglaries have been reported and they've all happened in the middle of the day.

On Monday, two homes were hit.

On the 400 block of SE 10th Street police found the front door kicked open after a neighbor saw the family dog in the street.

Someone had ransacked the house and taken multiple home electronics, a handgun, and cash.

"Quite a bit of money because they took $1200 cash and our credit cards out of our bathroom," said homeowner Kristi Tindall.

Tindall said the burglar(s) also got away with personal memorabilia.

"My dog tags, my medals, my ribbons, my badges, my rank insignia," added Tindall, who is a reservist with the marines.

But perhaps the most meaningful things taken were Tindall's laptop and camera, with pictures of her children.

"My son turns one tomorrow (Wednesday) and I don't have his first year," she tearfully said.

About an hour after the burglary at Tindall's home, officers found another home on the 2800 block of Corbeth Lane where the front door was found kicked in. In that case, a neighbor had also come back to return a dog.

Camera equipment and swords were stolen from that home.

No suspects have been named and anyone with information were asked to call Troutdale Police at (503) 665-5175.
 

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