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Detectives Seek Suspect in a Series of Commercial Burglaries

January 12, 2006 00:00



Southeast Precinct detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating 49-year-old Michael Steven Benson who is wanted for a series of commercial burglaries in Southeast Portland. Investigators have linked Benson to six commercial burglaries by forensic testing and believe he has been an active burglar for the past several years. Benson currently has a felony warrant for his arrest. Citizens are encouraged to call 911 is they know of Benson’s whereabouts.

Benson is a white male described as 5’6” and 130 pounds. He has gray hair and brown eyes. He has been associated with several addresses throughout the Portland Area, but may currently be a transient.

Crime Stoppers is also offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and you may remain anonymous. Call Crime Stoppers at (503) 823-HELP (4357).

Anyone with information may also call Southeast Precinct Detective Dan Andrew at (503) 823-5031.

This investigation is continuing.



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