Deputies bust two Aloha men linked to several car clouts
Suspects also charged with breaking into Aloha home
Washington County sheriff's deputies arrest two men early Saturday morning after they were reportedly caught breaking into cars and attempted to burglarize a home.
Just before 3 a.m. Jan. 14, deputies were called to the 16100 block of Southwest Vincent Street in Aloha, where someone was reportedly breaking into cars and possibly a house.
Multiple deputies responded to the scene and surrounded the area in an effort to catch the people responsible for the crimes. Shortly after arriving in the area, sheriff's deputies found two men jumping over fences and running through yards in the neighborhood.
Deputies stopped 18-year-old Cyral Callender and 21-year-old Mikel Bonnet. Both men live in Aloha close to the area of their arrest.
Investigators discovered there were several vehicles entered and ransacked with items stolen. All of the victims' vehicles were apparently left unlocked. A navigation system, camera and small tools were found on the two men when deputies caught up with them.
Deputies believe those items were stolen from the vehicles that were entered, said Sgt. Bob Ray, sheriff's office spokesman.
"Investigators also found there was a bedroom window broken at a house close by," Ray added. "A concerned citizen saw two men matching Mr. Callender's and Mr. Bonnet's description break the glass before ransacking another vehicle." Sheriff's deputies located lawn-care equipment that was stolen out of a tool shed, which was apparently dropped when the men were fleeing on foot, Ray said.
There were several hundreds of dollars in damages to the house and several hundreds of dollars in stolen property recovered.
Callender and Bonnet were both lodged in the Washington County Jail and held on $30,000 bail each. They were both charged with first-degree attempted burglary, second-degree burglary, theft, criminal trespassing, criminal mischief and unlawful entry into a motor vehicle.