A couple, recently married and traveling through Oregon, was victimized as they stopped to enjoy the view. According to Fox 12, the couple was married in Portland on New Year’s Eve. On New Year’s Day they stopped at the Carver Boat Ramp in Clackamas to stretch their legs and take in the sights.
The story says the duo was standing by the water for about 15 minutes, only yards from their car. When they returned they found the windows had been broken out and their bags stolen.
Unfortunately, people who steal aren’t always conscious of their victim’s situations. As the article states, had they look at the contents of the car, the recent wedding would have been obvious.
Within 30 minutes of the theft over $1,800 had been charged to the couple’s credit cards at Target and Starbucks. Police have a suspect that was caught on surveillance camera in connection with the crimes, though they have yet to apprehend him.
Becoming a victim of theft or even a more serious crime can happen at any time. Events like this often don’t discriminate.
The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office is handling the case and urges people with information to contact them. The suspect in the case is likely panicking at the thought of being caught. Living in fear, however, is no way to live.
When running from the law, whether you are wanted for questioning or an outstanding warrant, your every action can be a potential misstep into the hands of law enforcement. Most people who are wanted by the police, however, eventually get caught.
Knowing how and when to turn yourself in can be tricky. If you are wanted for charges of theft, assault, or even failure to appear, we can help. Let’s talk about your case and your potential options. As your attorney I will likely suggest you turn yourself in, but together we can talk about how this can benefit you in the long run.
Contact our Oregon defense lawyers for a consultation on your case.