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Dog photo
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UPDATE: Stolen dogs located, reunited with owners (Photo) - 01/22/23


The dogs taken in an earlier incident have been located and returned to their owners. An alert community member in Vancouver, Washington located the dogs in the van after he found it abandoned on the road. PPB assisted with the return of the dogs to Portland.

Photo descriptions:
- dogs being held by owners next to PPB patrol car

***Previous Message Below***

CORRECTION: The Mercedes-Benz Metris cargo van was a model year 2020, not 2022.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Washington DMV temporary tag displayed in the rear window E0768146. There were Washington license plates CFU1337 inside the vehicle. The license plate frames had light blue dealer placards that say "SOUNDFORD.COM in Renton."

The dogs are 3 Scottish Terriers and 1 Cairn Terrier. All are about 22 lbs. Two are black/brown, one is black, and one is brown.

***Original Message Below***

Four show dogs are missing after the van they were in was stolen in the Hayden Island Neighborhood.

On Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 7:45a.m., North Precinct Public Safety Support Specialists responded to a report of the theft of a van from the parking lot of a hotel in the 12200 block of North Jantzen Drive. When officers arrived, they learned that the van was left running briefly in the parking lot when a suspect jumped in and drove away. Four terriers were in crates in the van.

The van is a 2022 Mercedes-Benz Metris cargo van, dark blue in color, with no plates and a temporary tag in the rear window. There was a handicap placard and a Rose City Dog Show parking pass in the front window. The van has a metal divider between the passenger compartment and the cargo area. It has tinted windows on the sides and rear hatch.

The dogs' owners, who are visiting from the King County, Washington area for Rose City Classic Winter Dog Show at the Portland Expo Center, are willing to speak to media. Reporters can e-mail ppbpio@police.portlandoregon.gov for contact information.

The public is asked to keep an eye out for the van. If you see it, call 911, although keep in mind that there are likely similar vans that are unrelated. Please only call if there is reason to believe that it is the stolen van. The van in question has NO PLATES and a temp tag in the rear window. If you have information that is not immediately time sensitive, e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov and refer to case number 23-19222.

Photo descriptions:
1) black and brown terrier on an award podium
2) black and brown terrier on a grooming podium
3) tan terrier on a grooming podium
4) Still photo of actual stolen van outside the hotel, exhaust visible from tailpipe
5) Stock photo of a similar Mercedes van


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