Wednesday, March 14, 2007


This time, all the police had to do was listen

‘Sometime Sunday evening, someone broke into five recreational vehicles and two buildings behind the Troutdale Outlet Mall owned by the City of Troutdale’s parks and recreation department.

Tools, generators, sanders, welders and six Motorola two-way radios worth about $6,000 were taken, said Sgt. Steve Bevens of the Troutdale Police Department. The crooks left behind plenty of evidence: blood, footprints and fingerprints.

Not too smart, right? It gets better.

At around 9:30 p.m., police officers listening to the city’s radio network were astonished to hear two men laughing and joking about the “trailer” they had just broken into. Hee-hee, they said, let’s meet at the Plaid Pantry and get some beer.’

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