Suspect Arrested Sleeping In Stolen Car

On Tuesday September 26, 2017, at 10:27 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of an unwanted person in a vehicle near the Lamb's Garden Home Marketplace, located at 7410 Southwest Oleson Road. 

Officers arrived on scene and located a white 2000 Toyota Celica with one occupant. During the investigation, the responding officer learned the Toyota was a stolen vehicle. The officer requested additional units respond to the location. 

When additional officers arrived, officers took the occupant of the vehicle into custody. 

One of the officers that responded to the scene recognized that he had taken a report regarding the theft of this Toyota Celica earlier in the day. At 8:51 a.m. on Tuesday morning the officer had responded to the 8300 block of Southwest 24th Avenue on the report of a burglary in which the vehicle was stolen.

During the investigation on Southwest Oleson Road officers located evidence from the burglary that occurred in the 8300 block of Southwest 24th Avenue as well as a burglary that occurred in Beaverton. Officers with the Beaverton Police Department were contacted and detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Burglary Task Force continued the investigation. 

The suspect was identified as 22-year-old Anthony P. Mathis of Medford. Mathis was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Heroin and Possession of Methamphetamine. 

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