Serial Bottle Drop Theft Suspect Arrested


On September 5, 2019 Beaverton Police arrested 34-year-old Brett McQuiston after he was found burglarizing the Beaverton Bottle Drop.

Police officers were called to the Beaverton Bottle Drop after the on-duty security guard saw McQuiston inside the location with a crowbar and a mask covering his face. Officers arrived and detained McQuiston who they saw running from inside the location. Officers recovered stolen money, a ski mask, gloves and a crowbar.

During a subsequent interview with McQuiston, he admitted to burglarizing the same Bottle Drop in April 2019.

McQuiston also admitted to burglarizing the Tigard Bottle Drop in June of 2019, the Redmond Bottle Drop and the Corvallis Bottle Drop. McQuiston stated he bought a H3 Hummer with the stolen money and also lost a large sum gambling. McQuiston’s H3 Hummer was seized as evidence in the burglaries.

On September 16, 2019 a Washington County Grand Jury heard testimony regarding this case. The Grand Jury indicted McQuiston with three counts of Burglary in the First Degree and three counts of Aggravated Theft in the First Degree.

McQuiston is currently in custody at Washington County Jail. McQuiston could face additional criminal charges stemming from the burglaries in Corvallis and Redmond.