PPB Collaborates with Postal Service in Bait Package Mission - Two Arrested (Photo)

July 18, 2019 16:54

  

On Monday, July 15, 2019, members of the East Precinct's Neighborhood Response Team partnered with the Postal Inspector and began a mission to help combat package thefts. With permission from homeowners, officers deployed bait packages equipped with GPS transmitters on porches in targeted locations.

On Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 1:04 a.m., Officers were alerted that one of the packages had been stolen. Officers tracked the package and determined that it was in a vehicle. The officers located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. The two occupants were taken into custody.

57-year-old Thomas Etier and 27-year-old Renee Rabago were lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on felony charges related to mail theft.


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