North Precinct Officers Arrest Christmas Package Thief in Northeast Portland's Irvington Neighborhood

December 25, 2013 01:21


On Tuesday December 24, 2013, at 1:59 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast 22nd Avenue and Knott Street on the report of two subjects stealing packages off of neighborhood porches.

Officer arrived and located 55-year-old Robert Joseph Leonard sitting in a vehicle. Officers could see an open box containing a puzzle. Officers also observed a microwave oven in the vehicle, which appeared to be new but was not in a box.

Officers searched the neighborhood for the second suspect but did not locate anyone. Officers did locate a packages containing a coffee pot and returned it to the owner.

The second suspect is described as a white male in his 40s, 5'10" tall, medium build, short dark brown hair, wearing a black coat with blue trim.

Leonard was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail for Possession of Methamphetamine, a Probation Violation, Theft in the Third Degree, and Driving While Revoked.

Leonard will be arraigned on Thursday December 26, 2013.

A photo of the recovered, suspected stolen microwave is attached to assist the public in locating a victim.

Anyone with information about this suspect or the possible owner of the microwave should contact Sgt. Mike Frome via email,, reference PPB Case #13-106954.



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