Rooftop Burglar Captured on Sunday in Southeast Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood

July 08, 2013 11:30


On Sunday July 7, 2013, at 8:22 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a burglary in progress at a dental office located at 13908 Southeast Stark Street. Sonitrol Alarm was providing updates to officers as they were en route to the scene. Sonitrol was reporting hearing noises from inside the business as well as the rooftop.

Officers arrived in the area as the suspect, later identified as 34-year-old Nicholas Lee Dodd, jumped off the roof. Dodd was captured after a short foot pursuit. Officers, including a Police K-9 Unit, checked the interior of the building and discovered that Dodd entered through a roof access panel then kicked in a door to the dentist's office.

Dodd was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on two counts of Burglary in the Second Degree.


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