“Jay From ‘Clerks’ Burglar” Arrested

Last week, Portland Central Precinct officers were on patrol in the area of Northwest Broadway and Northwest Flanders Street when they observed a man suspected in a string of recent package thefts and burglaries. At that time officers took 24-year-old Adam R. Meyers into custody in relation to recent thefts and burglaries.

The investigation into Meyers started when Central Precinct officers and Portland Police Bureau Detective Coordination Team detectives were contacted by victims of package thefts and burglaries that occurred in July and November of 2017. The package thefts and burglaries were captured through the use of high quality video surveillance footage. Detectives released still photographs of the surveillance video to the public and asked for assistance in identifying the man dubbed the "Jay from 'Clerks' Burglar." Several people came forward and recognized the "Jay from 'Clerks' Burglar" as a person who had burglarized and stole packages from their respective buildings. The people who believed he was associated with burglaries and thefts in their buildings did not know identify the suspect.

As the investigation continued, Central Precinct officers viewed video and photographs of the burglaries and thefts and believed they recognized the suspect as Meyers. Officers shared the information with other patrol officers and Meyers was taken into custody on November 14th, 2017 while officers patrolled near Old Town Chinatown and the Pearl District.

Meyers was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, three counts of Burglary in the Second Degree, Burglary in the First Degree, Possession of Heroin, Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Controlled Substance -- Schedule Four Drug, Theft in the First Degree, and Mail Theft.

Detectives continue to investigate the burglaries and package thefts. Anyone with information about Meyers is asked to contact Detective Travis Fields at 503-823-4104 or Travis.Fields@portlandoregon.gov

Source: Portland Police

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