Homeowner Fires a Shot During Residential Burglary in Northeast Portland's Grant Park Neighborhood

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August 28, 2012 14:03


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This morning, Tuesday August 28, 2012, at 3:28 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to the report of a burglary with a shot fired at a residence in the 2100 block of Northeast 37th Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the homeowner who told police that he and his family were asleep when their dog woke them up. They heard someone moving around downstairs so the homeowner got his shotgun and fired a single shot towards the downstairs hallway. The homeowner told police that he then heard someone running out of the house and a vehicle speed away in an unknown direction.

Based on the preliminary investigation, it appears that entry was made through an open main floor window and no property was taken. Also, there is no evidence to indicate that the burglar was struck by the shotgun blast.

Anyone with information about this burglary is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau at CrimeTips@PortlandOregon.gov.

Community members are encouraged to visit the City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention page at http://www.portlandonline.com/oni/cp for crime prevention tips and resources.



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