North Precinct officers collaborated with business partners to conduct a successful retail theft mission in the Jantzen Beach area on May 2, 2023.
The mission resulted in several felony and misdemeanor arrests of chronic shoplifters, which have significantly impacted retail theft, property crime, and community livability.
During the operation By the North Precinct officers, Police made five arrests, recovered $600.74 worth of stolen merchandise, seized an illegal firearm, and recovered two stolen vehicles. Two vehicles were able to elude the police.
The suspects arrested included:
- Ana Peraza-Munoz, 34, was wanted for traffic offenses and theft.
- Steven Coonrod, 53, was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen vehicle, reckless driving, and eluding a police officer
- Lovely Fangupo, 30, was charged with three counts of theft.
- Brian Howell, 33, wanted for theft and Zachary Michaels, 32, wanted for escape from community custody and failure to register as a s*x offender.
Portland Police have not released or posted suspect photos, But release the photo of the incident by a twitter post, which is given below-
Press Release: North Precinct Conducts Organized Retail Theft Mission (Photo)
Link: https://t.co/II63T5lp5q pic.twitter.com/1gCPFoH0uQ
— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) May 3, 2023
These joint operations between law enforcement officials and local businesses are crucial in preventing retail theft and maintaining community safety.
Check out: Which Portland Neighborhoods Are Hotspots for Vehicle Theft?
The North Precinct officers are proud to have worked with their partners to make such a positive impact in the Jantzen Beach area.
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