Found: Portland Police Seeking Public's Help Finding Outlaw Who Stole "Josey" the Bird

August 29, 2013 09:16


Update from Gresham Police:

"Josey, a $1,100 Derbyan parakeet stolen from a residence in southeast Portland on Tuesday, Aug. 20, has been reunited with his owner after being rescued from certain peril. No suspects have been identified and the case is still under investigation."



On Tuesday August 20, 2013, East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 15100 block of East Burnside Street on the report of a bird theft.

Officers talked to the victims who reported that their 5-year-old male Derbyan named "Josey" was stolen sometime in the afternoon. "Josey" was in his cage outside the home, between the house and the garage and was stolen sometime between 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

"Josey" is described as having a gray body and head, with black over his eyes and below his beak, a green back and wings, and a bright orange beak. "Josey" is nearly 14" long and weighs approximately eight ounces. "Josey" can also speak a few words.

A photo of "Josey" and his cage are being released to assist the public in helping solve this crime.

Anyone with information should call the non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333 or provide it by email to, reference case number 13-69771.



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Portland, Oregon 97204