Three homes burgled in Willamette
Police believe the events are related
The Willamette neighborhood was hit with three burglaries Monday. Homes on 19th, Ostman and Wisteria were hit.
The first burglary was reported at 12:05 p.m. at 1700 block 19th Street. The victim reported numerous electronic items taken, including an iPad, as well as a .40 caliber Smith and Wesson handgun and a 30-06 scoped rifle.
While officers were at the first home, they received another burglary call from a resident on the 2200 block of Ostman Road, just a few blocks away. This time the burglars entered the home through an open back window. They stole a 56' flat screen TV, five laptop computers, two gaming systems, jewelry and designer sunglasses.
According to Sgt. Neil Hennelly, a neighbor contacted an officer doing a neighborhood canvas and told him a silver sedan with damage to the front with out-of-state plates pulled into the driveway, then two males entered the home and stole a flat panel TV. While the males were in the home, a female remained behind the wheel. This witness did not call 911 while watching the burglary, said Hennelly.
An area check was conducted with negative results.
A third burglary was reported on Wisteria Road on the border of West Linn, in unincorporated Clackamas County. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to that call.
Police believe the burglaries are related because of their proximity in the city and in time.
The burglaries are under investigation and the subjects are described as being in their late teens to early 20s. The female had dark wavy shoulder length hair and the males were described as wearing dark cloths.
Hennelly added that homes that have alarm systems should be sure to use them and neighbors should keep an eye out for anything unusual in the area.
'Make your home as secure as you can,' said Hennelly.
If you witnessed anything out of the ordinary in the Willamette neighborhood on Monday between noon and 1 p.m., police are asking you to call them at 503-655-6214 or you can anonymously text the West Linn Police Department at 274637 with the message WLPD and then the tip.