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Portland man accused of stealing flatbed tow trucks, construction equipment

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North Portland home where a theft suspect was arrested and stolen flatbed trucks and construction equipment were recovered. (Photo: Portland Police Bureau) North Portland home where a theft suspect was arrested and stolen flatbed trucks and construction equipment were recovered. (Photo: Portland Police Bureau)
Dustin Eugene Hall, jail booking photo Dustin Eugene Hall, jail booking photo
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A Portland man is accused of stealing two flatbed tow trucks from separate Portland businesses in the span of two days.

Officers first responded to a report of a stolen tow truck from a business on the 7900 block of North Upland Drive on Monday.

The victim told police he followed the suspect to a home on the 10300 block of North Oswego Avenue, which police said was a well-known problem location to patrol officers.

Responding officers noticed several mini-excavators parked in the back of the home.

Detectives identified a likely suspect, but he was not immediately found. The stolen tow truck was recovered by police.

On Wednesday, officers responded to United Rental on the 5400 block of Northeast 82nd Avenue after someone stole a flatbed tow truck and rammed it through the gate to get away.

Officers were aware of the similar theft from two days earlier and drove back to the home on North Oswego Avenue. They located the stolen United Rental truck and found the previously identified suspect, 34-year-old Dustin Eugene Hall.

Hall was booked in jail on multiple charges, and subsequently released. On Thursday, detectives served a search warrant at the North Oswego Avenue home, discovering all of the construction equipment at the scene was reported stolen, with one case in Portland and two in Clackamas County.

Hall, having been released from jail, was back at the home and arrested again on new charges, including burglary and aggravated theft.

The Construction Industry Crime Prevention Program assisted the Portland Police Bureau in the investigation.

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