Thousands of Dollars in Stolen Property Recovered in North Portland

February 25, 2021 12:03

  

On February 20, 2021, at approximately 5:20 p.m., officers from the North Precinct responded to a report of a stolen rental box truck being found in a parking lot off of the 1300 block of North Schmeer Road. The box truck was stolen from Washington and the renter was able to track its location by GPS.

Officers arrived and contacted two suspects who were inside of the box truck. The renter of the box truck opened the cargo area while officers were present. Found inside of the truck was a large amount of stolen property estimated to be valued at over $20,000, including an unreported stolen motorcycle. One of the two suspects was also associated with another stolen truck located nearby.

Officers were able to return some property to the rightful owners. However, a large amount of property was retained as the owners could not be located.

42 year-old Manuel Hernandez was arrested for Aggravated Theft and booked at the Multnomah County Detention Center. 41 year-old Sanchindra Nath was also booked at the Multnomah County Detention Center for Aggravated Theft and an outstanding warrant.

The Portland Police Bureau is still attempting to locate the owners of the recovered property. If a community member or business has been the victim of a theft, please report that theft online at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/cor/ or by calling (503) 823-3333. Please include serial numbers or owner applied numbers to ensure property can be quickly returned or picked up.

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