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Joint Retail Theft Mission Results in Numerous Arrests, 1 Driver Elude, Capture in Washington (Photo)

April 19, 2024 14:23

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A Portland Police retail theft mission out of East Precinct this week resulted in the recovery of thousands of dollars in stolen merchandise and numerous arrests.

On Wednesday, April 17, 2024, East Precinct officers and the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) teamed up with business partners to conduct a retail theft mission in the Mall 205 and Gateway areas. The mission resulted in the recovery of nearly $3,000 in stolen merchandise. PPB and MCSO have partnered on several missions which have resulted in hundreds of arrests and warrants served. PPB works in collaboration with the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office (MCDA) Retail Theft Task Force to present the cases in court for criminal prosecution.

Final results of the mission are still being calculated, but initial unconfirmed tallies indicate that 24 people were arrested. Two faced felony charges, 20 faced misdemeanor charges, and 4 were served with criminal citations that require an appearance

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