Police talk wounded burglary suspect out of N. Portland house
- Portland Tribune - News
UPDATE • Police charge Michael J. Parker with burglary, assault and robbery in Tuesday morning confrontation
Portland's Special Emergency Reaction Team talked a wounded 26-year-old man out of his North Portland house Tuesday evening, and took him into custody in connection with an early morning burglary in the Alameda neighborhood.
Police said they think Michael Jerard Parker is the unfortunate alleged burglar who was stabbed in the abdomen during a fight with a homeowner early Tuesday morning. He was charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree assault, second-degree assault and first-degree burglary and booked into the Multnomah County Jail early Wednesday morning.
After his arrest, police took Parker to an area hospital to be treated for a knife wound.
Police said the SERT team was called to the 1500 block of North Ainsworth Street after 6 p.m. when investigators followed leads to the house. SERT members surrounded the house and crisis negotiators talked with the suspect for an hour before he surrendered at about 8:45 p.m.
The arrest came almost 18 hours after an Alameda neighborhood homeowner fought and wounded a burglar who broke into his house at about 3:18 a.m.
The homeowner said he awoke to find a man with a shaved head in his house in the 4300 block of Northeast Siskiyou Street. The homeowner confronted the man, and the two fought. During the fight, the homeowner stabbed the suspect, who fled on foot.