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Prolific Burglar In Custody (Photo) - 01/17/20

From October 7, 2019 to January 7, 2020, 40 year-old Anthony Taylor was burglarizing residences around the inner southeast neighborhoods. Various items were taken in each burglary ranging from bicycles to mail packages. A detective assigned to the bureau's Detective Coordination Team took over the investigation once patrol officers started seeing a pattern during their initial investigations.

In early January, surveillance footage from one of the burglaries was posted on the bureau's social media platforms in an effort to identify the suspect (https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/canyouidme/read.cfm?id=250481). Within three days, Mr. Taylor was identified as the suspect from a community member's tip. It was then determined that Mr. Taylor was already in custody with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office on unrelated charges.

This week, the detective added twenty-eight charges of burglary in the first degree against Mr. Taylor. He was arraigned on these charges yesterday, January 16, 2020.

Some of the property taken by Mr. Taylor was returned to the victims of the burglaries.

"I would like to thank the community member who contacted us," said Assistant Chief of Investigations Andrew Shearer. "With this information, our members were able to conduct a thorough investigation which culminated in these twenty-eight charges."

The residences are not being identified by PPB at this time. More information is expected to be released at a later date.


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