Portland man arrested for stealing Christmas presents

Portland man arrested for stealing Christmas presents

Portland man arrested for stealing Christmas presents

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by Cornelius Swart, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on December 24, 2013 at 6:57 PM

PORTLAND -- Police arrested a man for stealing Christmas packages in Northeast Portland, police said Tuesday.

Police responded to reports of two men stealing packages off neighborhood porches in Northeast Portland around Northeast 22nd Avenue and Knott Street Tuesday. Officers found Robert Joseph, 55, sitting in a car with an open Amazon.com box and a brand new microwave oven, police said.

A second suspect was sought by police and was described as a white male in his 40s, 5 ft., 10 in. tall with a medium build and brown hair. Police said he was last seen wearing a black coat with blue trim.

Joseph was arrested on possession of meth, a probation violation, theft and driving with a revoked license.

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