Police: Shoplifter armed with knife arrested in SE Portland

Christopher Catello, booking photo (Image: Portland Police Bureau)

An armed shoplifter was arrested Sunday afternoon in southeast Portland, according to police.

Officers responded to the report of a shoplifter with a knife in the 1000 block of Southeast Belmont Street at 3:48 p.m.

Officers arrived to the scene and arrested the suspect, identified as 49-year-old Christopher A. Catello.

Catello was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of theft in the third degree and delivery of a controlled substance - methamphetamine.

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