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Beaverton suspect arrested in string of burglaries

by: Submitted photo Ivan Reyes-Ostorga

Washington County sheriff's deputies on Wednesday arrested a Beaverton man wanted in a string of burglaries in the Fairfield area of unincorporated Washington County.

Detectives arrested Ivan Reyes-Ostorga, 30, at his apartment in the 12000 block of Southwest Center Street on Wednesday. He was booked into the Washington County Jail on nine counts of first-degree burglary. An Immigration and Customs Enforcement hold was also placed on him

In mid-October, sheriff's detectives became aware of a series of burglaries in the Fairfield area near Beaverton. A pattern emerged in the way the burglaries were committed, and detectives suspected a serial burglar was operating in the area.

The burglar forced entry into homes through a door or a window, the incidents occurred during the day and the suspect mainly stole electronics and jewelry from the homes.

As the burglaries in the area continued, the sheriff's office committed extra resources to identifying the suspect. Investigators from the Sheriff's Forensic Science Unit, along with deputies and detectives, investigated each new burglary and eventually identified Reyes-Ostorga as their primary suspect.

Detectives are continuing to investigate and suspect Reyes-Ostorga may be responsible for other area burglaries.

Anyone with information regarding this string of burglaries is encouraged to call the sheriff's office at 503-629-0111.