Thomas Etier, Renee Rabago, jail booking photos

Thomas Etier, Renee Rabago, jail booking photos

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - A pair of package theft suspects took the bait, according to police.

The Portland Police Bureau is working with the U.S. Postal Service on a mission to help combat package thefts. Similar enforcement operations are taking place around the metro area.

This week, Portland police deployed “bait packages” equipped with GPS transmitters on the porches of Portland homes, with permission from the homeowners.

At 1:04 a.m. Tuesday, officers were alerted that one of the packages had been stolen.

Officers tracked the package and determined it was in a vehicle. Police stopped the vehicle and took two people into custody.

Thomas Etier, 57, and Renee Rabago, 27, were arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on federal mail theft charges.

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(8) comments

William R

Nice looking couple.

Merlin

If we had Sharia law we could cut their hands off.

ExercisingMyRights

The dozens of horrible, backwards laws that come with Sharia law are not worth the one or two good ones.

retired40

And if we had old west law, we would have hung them in the village square.

mairez

How about a little more background on these 'suspects?'

Terrell Higgs

These porch pirates deserve to be hung like the pirates of old.

Charlatan

Yes, cause theft is certainly a crime worthy of the death penalty. While were at it, we should also execute people for jaywalking, loitering, and littering. Derp.

retired40

Would stop a lot of theft, and get rid of the trash.

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