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Deputies, K9s track suspect thief

William Moblo faces multiple charges after allegedly breaking into vehicles.


MOBLOFollowing an hour-long track that include two K9s, police agencies arrested a 25-year-old man accused of breaking into cars near Beaverton.

William Anthony Moblo is charged with three counts of unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle, three counts of trespassing, second-degree criminal mischeif and second-degree theft. He was lodged in the Washington County Jail.

Washington County Sheriff's deputies and K9 crews from both the Beaverton and Tigard police departments responded to a call at 3:19 a.m. after an alert citizen spotted an unknown man entering a vehicle in the 3300 block of Southwest 121st Avenue.

An arriving deputy spotted Moblo running away and deputies secured the area for the search, which later resulted in Moblo's capture. He lives in the neighborhood where the break-ins occurred, according to Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Bob Ray.

During the search, deputies located a cellular phone, cash and other valuable items they believe Moblo had stolen from vehicles and then discarded or hidden.

The investigation revealed that at least three vehicles were broken into, and Ray said there is a possibility that more victims will be found, potentially leading to additional charges against Moblo.

Ray said that many of the stolen items were left in plain sight and most of the vehicles were unlocked. He reminded the public to always lock vehicles when they are unattended and to remove all valuable items.