Officers Arrest Suspects Attempting to Steal Car and Ammunition (Photo)

September 18, 2018 08:50


On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at 1:16 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a property in the 10700 block of Southeast Harold Street after neighbors contacted 9-1-1 and reported hearing suspicious noises.

Officers and members of the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operations Division' Air Support Unit responded to the property. As members of the Air Support Unit flew overhead they observed two suspects run from the location. Officers were directed to where the suspects had ran by Air Support Unit members and an area neighbor. The two suspects were taken into custody without incident.

During the investigation, officers learned three suspects had arrived at the location, broken into several buildings and attempted to take a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.

Officers searched for the third suspect but have not located the suspect at this time.

The two suspects that were taken into custody have been identified as 24-year-old Shelby L. Taylor and 45-year-old Michael A. Brown. Taylor was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the Second Degree (two counts), Theft in the First Degree and Attempt Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle. Officers lodged Brown at the Multnomah County Jail and he has since been released. Brown was lodged on charges of Burglary in the Second Degree (two counts), Theft in the First Degree, and Attempt Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle.

Anyone with information about this incident or the suspects should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

Community members are encouraged to visit the City of Portland's Office of Community and Civic Life Crime Prevention page at for crime prevention tips and resources.



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