Following up on the crime spree that occurred within our cabin tract last winter, we find that crime does pay but not in a positive way. Two suspects had their day in court and found that they will be on an extended vacation from the mountain.
Jeffrey Mitchell Titus, who was scheduled to go to trial on May 12, had pleaded out at the last minute: He was charged with five counts of Burglary 1 and one count of Theft 1. He was sentenced to 6 months in jail (prison actually) on each burglary count for a total of 30 months in custody. It is unknown what, if any, sentence was imposed for the Theft 1 count. He will be on probation for 12 months when he gets out.
In early May, Jacob Matthew Park pleaded guilty to 6 counts of Burglary 2 and was sentenced to 3 years in prison.
A big thanks to all who supplied information on the break-ins and also to those folks that kept a close eye on the activities in their area. Being aware and knowing your neighbor, goes a long way to prevent crime. This is especially helpful in a community like ours where there are no full-time residents.
Watch for more information on the associations’ effort to begin a Forest Watch Program.
* The mug shots found here are considered public record and can also be found on the Clackamas County Jail website. Clackamas County is part of the Portland Oregon metropolitan area.