Burglary suspect runs from angry neighbors


A burglar ran into a handful of angry North Portland neighbors Wednesday night and was chased out of the area after one neighbor fired a gunshot into the air.

Portland police said the burglary suspect disappeared in the Interstate Avenue area after several people began following him on foot from Rosa Parks Way. During the chase, one person fired a shot into the air.

No one was injured in the incident. Police are treating the shooter as a witness in the case.

Officers from the North Precinct were called at about 10:04 p.m. to the 1300 block of Rosa Parks Way where neighbors discovered a possible burglary at a nearby house. The owner wasn't at home at the time of the incident.

Neighbors began following the suspect as he headed toward Interstate Avenue. He was last seen near Holman Street.

The suspect was described as a tall, thin man in his mid-20s with a narrow waist and broad shoulders, short hair and a light goatee. He was wearing a black jacket with white stitching and brown pants.

A police search of the neighborhood failed to turn up the suspect.