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Deputies arrest man suspected of sleeping in Washington Co. home, stealing

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Ervin Solomon booking photo, courtesy WCSO Ervin Solomon booking photo, courtesy WCSO
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Deputies with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man they said broke into a home, slept on the bedroom floor next to the couple living there and stole several items early Wednesday morning.

At 4:40 a.m., a woman called 911 to report a stranger had been in her and her husband's home in the 100 block of Northwest 107th Avenue. The suspect was described as a transient black man.

The couple said they told the man to leave and after he did, they called police and realized their two iPhones, wallets, checkbook and iPad were missing. 

Deputies found the suspect, identified as 64-year-old Ervin Solomon, about two blocks away on Southwest Celeste Lane.

Solomon was taken into custody. He was booked into the Washington County Jail on charges of first-degree burglary, first-degree theft, felon in possession of restricted weapon and a probation violation. 

He is being held on $50,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court Thursday afternoon. 

Deputies said they tracked one of the missing phones with the Find My iPhone mobile app and set off an audible alarm to track Solomon.

Solomon was found under a porch with assistance from Beaverton police and a K-9 team. 

Deputies also found more stolen property, including jewelry, in Solomon's possession and are working to locate the other items' owners. 

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