Man tied up during West Linn home invasion

Nothing was stolen and no one was injured at the house on Ridge Lane

A homeowner was bound with duct tape by two knife-wielding men who entered his home Wednesday looking for another person who lives there.

According to sheriff's deputies, the two men entered a home in the 4000 block of South Ridge Lane through an unlocked front door at about 8:30 p.m. Sgt. James Rhodes with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said the suspects asked the homeowner if a particular person was home; when the homeowner said no, the men proceeded to tie him up with duct tape and attempted to disable the phone.

Rhodes said one of the men stayed with the victim while the other searched the home.

Not finding the person they were looking for, the men left. Nothing was stolen, and no one was injured. Rhodes said it took the homeowner 20 minutes to free himself before calling police.

One of the suspects is described as a man in his 20s wearing a ski mask, gray jacket, tan pants and carrying a hunting knife. The other man is also believed to be in his 20s, weighs roughly 140 pounds, and was wearing a gray jacket and cargo pants and was carrying a folding knife.

Police don't have a vehicle description and do not know how the men got to and from the home.

The sheriff's office is handling this case. Though the home has a West Linn address, it is technically in unincorporated Clackamas County.

The case remains under investigation. If you have any information regarding this incident, call the sheriff's office at 503-655-8211 or use the online tip sheet at