Burglary Investigation Recovers More Stolen Items

Central Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) Officers have continued the investigation into the burglary and theft that occurred on February 20, 2022, of a storage unit that contained memorabilia and items belonging to the Oregon Music Hall of Fame.

On Thursday, April 7, 2022, Central NRT Officers, with the assistance of members of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), East NRT and Detectives served a search warrant in the 100 Block of Northeast 117th Avenue related to this investigation. During the service of yesterday's warrant, investigators recovered one signed guitar from the Oregon Music Hall of Fame, along with other stolen items. This location had also been identified by East Precinct Officers as a center for chronic livability issues in recent weeks.

Later in the day, Central NRT served an additional warrant in the 16700 Block of SE Amsigger Road in Boring, Oregon. At that location, more than $25,000 of stolen Yeti brand products were recovered. These items were stolen in a burglary of a storage unit in lower Southeast Portland belonging to a local Portland marketing and production company.

Warrants were granted after investigators developed information and received tips that led to the arrest of 40-year-old Eric Michael Lamberton in March. As part of this case, Central NRT and investigators served a warrant on March 14, 2022, which also led to the recovery numerous guitars and memorabilia, which was discovered to not be associated with the Oregon Music Hall of Fame. Investigators were able to link those guitars and memorabilia, valued at well more than $100,000 to a burglary in Washington County which occurred in November 2021. Central NRT has since been in contact with the rightful owner and Washington County law enforcement partners.

Additional news releases about this investigation can be found at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/news/read.cfm?id=412219

Central NRT continues to investigate and is asking anyone with tips to contact them through crimetips@portlandoregon.gov

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