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Tualatin man linked to burglary during traffic stop

Stolen guns were found in suspect's vehicle

A traffic stop in Tualatin Friday afternoon led to the arrest of a suspect in a burglary.

At 12:16 p.m., a Tualatin Police patrol officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop at the entrance to the Todd Village Apartments, 8325 S.W. Mohawk St., in Tualatin.

The driver of the vehicle was later identified as Jacob E. Stinnett, a 31-year-old Tualatin resident.

Stinnett reportedly attempted to elude the officer. After a few hundred yards, the suspect crashed his vehicle into a parked car within the apartment complex parking lot, as he tried to exit his vehicle run from the officer.

The officer took Stinnett into custody a short time later.

After looking inside the suspect's vehicle, officers spotted two rifles and a shotgun laying in the backseat. A short time later, Tualatin Police received a report of an earlier residential burglary that had occurred off of Martinazzi Avenue, about a mile away from where the traffic stop originated.

The serial numbers on the firearms in the vehicle matched the serial numbers the homeowner in the burglary had on record for his firearms that were stolen from his home earlier that day.

Police charged Stinnett with first-degree burglary, first-degree theft, felony attempt to elude, misdemeanor attempt to elude, second-degree criminal mischief, felon in possession of a firearm, providing false information to a police officer, reckless driving and felony driving while suspended. He was also arrested on an outstanding warrant for abscond out of Marion County State Parole and Probation. He was lodged in the Washington County Jail.