Police arrest man believed responsible for 7 Tigard burglaries
Tigard police arrested a 55-year-old man Monday who they believe may be responsible for a series of burglaries in the city. The alleged suspect, Ronald Lee Dickinson, who does not have a permanent address, had been originally contacted by the Tigard Police Department on July 1 for an unrelated harassment investigation.
During an interview, investigators developed information that implicated Dickinson for eight residential burglaries, all but one of them having occurred in Tigard between May 9 and continued until June 25. The burglaries primarily took place during the day with most locations in close proximity to Hall Boulevard, according to a Tigard police spokesman.
All the victims reported the suspect forcibly entered their residences they weren't home and in many incidences gained entry by breaking a window. Stolen items included money, jewelry and electronics. In one incident, a property owner reported a gun stolen. The property has not been recovered.
Dickinson was lodged at Washington County Jail on charges of seven counts of first-degree burglary, attempted burglary, two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm, disorderly conduct and parole violation.
Tigard police had previously arrested Dickinson in October 2014 for burglary.