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Police arrest man in multiple Tigard break ins

Rock was thrown through at least one window
by:  Matthew Paul Urenia

Tigard Police have arrested a 28-year-old man they say broke into several businesses late Thursday night.

Police say Matthew Paul Urenia, of Tigard, broke into three businesses late Thursday night, breaking windows in three stores.

Alarms were tripped at Charlie's Team Sport, 11981 S.W. Pacific Highway and Bank of America, 11999 S.W. Pacific Highway, within minutes of each other just before midnight March 31.

A witness told officers that they had chased off a man who threw a rock through a third business less than a block away at Nicoli Engineering, 9025 S.W. Center St., said Tigard Police spokesman Jim Wolf.

All of the businesses had broken windows, Wolf said.

Tracking dogs from the Beaverton Police Department led officers to the Tigarden Court Apartments.

A witness identified Urenia as the rock thrower, Wolf said, and Urenia was taken into custody.

Urenia was lodged in the Washington County Jail and faces charges of second-degree burglary, attempted second-degree burglary and first- and second-degree crimi-nal mischief.