February 18, 2021 11:22
On Tuesday, February 16, 2021, a Portland Police officer assigned to Central Precinct took two burglary reports from storage units in northwest Portland. Through the officer's investigation he zeroed in on a suspect, later identified as 35-year-old Travis J. Hendon.
On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, the same officer, accompanied by another officer, followed up on these burglaries. Their follow up led them to north Portland, where they spotted Mr. Hendon driving a white SUV in the Kenton neighborhood. Moments later, Mr. Hendon crashed the SUV into a small boat, parked near a house near North Hunt Street and North Drummond Avenue. Officers found Mr. Hendon on foot in a yard close to the crash, and arrested him.
Officers followed footprints in the snow from the SUV to the side of a house where they saw Mr. Hendon just before they took him into custody and found a holster and two pistols on the ground, in the snow.
Central Precinct Neighborhood Response Team officers responded to assist with the investigation. Investigative leads led drew them to a house in the 2700 block of North Houghton Street, where they saw stolen items from one of the burglaries leaning against the outside of a house. After receiving consent to search that house, officers found more stolen property from the burglaries, as well as property stolen from other previously reported thefts. In all, officers recovered about $16,000 in stolen property, including tools which a victim came and recovered.
Mr. Hendon was booked into jail on two counts each of Burglary I and Felon in Possession of a Firearm, one count each of Theft I, Theft II and Hit and Run to property.
1111 SW 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97204
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