Church Burglarized and Vandalized, One Arrested

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February 17, 2021 13:07


A church in the Northwest District Neighborhood was damaged by a burglar, who was arrested by responding officers.

On Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 3:27a.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a burglary in progress at the cathedral in the 1700 block of Northwest Davis Street. The information was that someone was breaking things and throwing objects from inside the church through windows. As they responded they were updated with information that the suspect was in the rectory, where the church pastors reside, holding a box cutter type of razor blade. When officers arrived they could hear yelling and see the pastor of the church inside trying to talk to the agitated suspect. The pastor was unsuccessful and came out to the officers, who had surrounded the building. A K9 unit assigned to the precinct assisted officers with searching the church. The suspect tried to escape out an exit and was arrested by perimeter officers.

Christopher Colletta, 44, was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Burglary in the First Degree, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, and Resist Arrest.



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