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Rociel Vazquez
Rociel Vazquez
Man Breaks Into Occupied Apartment, is Arrested (Photo) - 01/13/20

A man broke into to an occupied apartment in the Parkrose Neighborhood and was arrested after about an hour and a half. The incident generated a large police response.

On January 13, 2020 at 2:09p.m., North Precinct Officers were dispatched to a burglary in progress in the area of Northeast 109th Avenue and Northeast Wygant Street.

After making contact with the resident outside, officers learned an unknown suspect had forced his way into an apartment and refused to leave. No one else was in the apartment. Officers attempted to contact the suspect, however he had barricaded the door with an unknown object and refused to communicate.

Additional resources, including on-duty members of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and canine responded to assist.

After many attempts at calling the suspect out failed, officers breached the front door of the unit. They discovered that the door had been barricaded with a heavy bookcase. The suspect was found in the kitchen of the unit and he threatened to throw cans at the officers.

An Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT) officer began communicating with him. The suspect was ultimately de-escalated and taken into custody at 3:36p.m.

No one was injured.

Rociel Vazquez, 21 (photo), was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on a charge of Criminal Trespass in the First Degree.

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