UPDATE: Portland Police Arrest Trespasser Who Calls 9-1-1

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March 08, 2011 11:34


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Attached are the 9-1-1 calls from the suspect and the homeowner. Additionally, the police report is attached.

The homeowner does not want to do any media interviews.



This evening, Monday March 7, 2011, at approximately 7:07 p.m., Portland Police officers responded to a residence in the 2700 block of Southwest Rutland Terrace after a subject called 9-1-1 to report that he just broke into the residence and that the owner arrived home. The caller told 9-1-1 that he was concerned that the homeowner might have a gun.

The homeowner arrived home and found the suspect inside the house and the suspect was in the bathroom taking a shower. The homeowner, along with his two German Shepherds, asked the suspect what he was doing in the house and the suspect then locked himself in the bathroom and called 9-1-1. The homeowner also called 9-1-1 and told the call-taker that he found a man in his house.

Officers from Central Precinct along with a K-9 unit responded to the residence and took the suspect into custody without incident.

The suspect, 24-year-old Timothy James Chapek of Southwest Portland, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail for Criminal Trespass in the First Degree.

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