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Police: Stolen car leads to stolen rifles in homeless men's tent in NW Portland

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Stolen rifles seized from homeless men's tent in NW Portland (Photo: Portland Police Bureau) Stolen rifles seized from homeless men's tent in NW Portland (Photo: Portland Police Bureau)
Eric Christian Nunez, Jordan Alexander Clark (jail booking photos) Eric Christian Nunez, Jordan Alexander Clark (jail booking photos)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Officers followed a man from a stolen car parked in northwest Portland to a tent that had five stolen rifles inside, according to police.

Officers spotted the stolen car parked at Northwest 19th and Thurman Street at 9:45 p.m. Saturday.  

They watched the car to see if anyone returned to it. Later, police said a man approached the car, removed some items and placed them in a nearby tent.

Officers approached the man, identified as 24-year-old Eric Christian Nunez, and took him into custody.

A second person in the tent, 42-year-old Jordan Alexander Clark, was also taken into custody.

Police said the stock of a rifle was seen inside the tent. Officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's Gun Task Force responded to the scene and wrote a search warrant for the tent.

The officers seized five rifles inside the tent that were reported stolen in a Clackamas County burglary.

Investigators said the car, a 1996 Acura, was stolen in Vancouver. Police said a stolen handgun was found inside the car.

Investigators said Clark and Nunez were living in the tent, sharing space.

Clark was booked in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of felon in possession of a firearm and an outstanding warrant for third-degree theft.

Nunez was booked on charges of felon in possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

Police said Nunez also had outstanding charges of possession of heroin, third-degree escape and a parole violation.

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