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Police: Man jailed twice in two days linked to pawn shop burglary in-between arrests

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Surveillance image of pawn shop burglary in SE Portland on Feb. 18. Surveillance image of pawn shop burglary in SE Portland on Feb. 18.
Dustin Hall, jail booking photo Dustin Hall, jail booking photo
Surveillance image of pawn shop burglary in SE Portland on Feb. 18. Surveillance image of pawn shop burglary in SE Portland on Feb. 18.
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)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A man booked into the Multnomah County Jail twice in two days used a flatbed truck to rip apart the entrance of a southeast Portland pawn shop in-between his arrests, according to police.

Dustin Eugene Hall, 34, was already in jail on charges of first-degree burglary and aggravated theft Monday when new charges of second-degree burglary and first-degree criminal mischief were brought against him.

The new charges stem from an early morning break-in at the Money Market Pawn Shop at Southeast 136th and Powell Boulevard on Feb. 18.

Surveillance video showed a man in a ski mask using chains and rope attached to a flatbed truck to try to pull off the windows and bars at the front of the shop.

The suspect also took a sledge hammer to the windows.

When he finally broke through, surveillance video showed the man step inside with a duffel bag, only to turn around and leave empty-handed because everything inside the shop was still locked.

On Monday, detectives said they had probable cause to arrest Hall for the pawn shop burglary.

He was previously arrested in connection to the theft of two flatbed tow trucks and construction equipment.

Police believe Hall stole a tow truck from a business on the 7900 block of North Upland Drive on Feb. 15. He was identified as a suspect, but he was not immediately located by police.

Two days later, police responded to United Rentals 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 earlier similar truck theft and returned to the suspect's home on the 10300 block of North Oswego Avenue. Hall was arrested, booked in jail and subsequently released.

The following day, detectives served a search warrant at the home and seized construction equipment reported stolen in Clackamas County and Portland. Hall, who was back home after being released from jail, was arrested again.

Police said he broke into the Money Market Pawn Shop in-between his two arrests.

Another warrant was served at his home Monday and police said they seized the tow truck believed to have been used in the pawn shop burglary, as well as other evidence. 

Hall remained in jail Monday night.

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