Stolen guns, vehicles, social security cards seized by police in N. Portland

Published: Jun. 20, 2022 at 8:18 AM PDT
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PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) - Guns, drugs and even a stolen postal worker’s uniform were all taken off the streets last week after a huge bust in north Portland.

The Portland Police Bureau tweeted on Saturday about a search warrant that was conducted at a home in the 500 block of North Cook Street, near North Kerby Avenue. It happened Thursday morning and was a big collaboration, including detectives from Portland police and the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, SERT, and a USPS Postal Inspector.

During the search, police said officers found stolen assault rifles, computers, social security cards and passports, and mail from more than 40 victims. Officers also found a USPS jacket and hat, as well as fake IDs, washed checks, suspected fentanyl and methamphetamine.

Police said three stolen vehicles were also recovered from the property.

Joe Leal is a nearby resident and says he was walking his dog around 8 a.m. Thursday when he noticed the police.

“We had seen cop cars kind of drive this way and we just didn’t really think much of it,” Leal said. “When they stopped here, there were four cop cars and eight police officers in a tent set up. To think that it’s like a whole operation like they got… that’s crazy, you don’t really expect that to be part of something bigger, you know?”

Leal said he’s simply shocked to hear of the illegal operation going on just A short walk from where he lives and that he had hoped the Boise-Humboldt area of Portland 2wouldn’t attract this kind of activity.

“We moved in here thinking we weren’t going to see any of that stuff,” Leal said. “Like I said, I walk my dog there every morning, so to think all of that was going on inside those doors is crazy.”

Police told FOX 12 that two people were arrested on unrelated warrants. Another person was arrested in connection with the stolen goods by the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office and was booked into jail.