Man bursts into Molalla home, steals car keys, drives off


DAN: IT WAS A VIOLENT CHAIN OF EVENTS AS A MAN BREAKS DOWN A WOMAN’S DOOR AND RANTS ABOUT HIS DEAD FAMILY. WHO THAT MAN IS IS STILL A MYSTERY. WELCOME TO KOIN 6 NEWS AT 10:00. I’M DAN TILKIN. JEFF AND JENNIFER HAVE THE NIGHT OFF. THIS HAPPENED LAST NIGHT IN MOLALLA AROUND 9:30 AT A HOME ON SOUTH SAWTELL ROAD. OUR VELENA JONES IS LIVE AT THE CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE WITH MORE ON THIS INVESTIGATION. VELENA: DAN, I SPOKE TO NEIGHBORS HELPING TO CARE FOR THIS WOMAN TONIGHT AND THEY TELL ME SHE IS ABSOLUTLY TERRIFIED AFTER LAST NIGHT’S BREAK-IN. THEY’VE ALREADY REPLACED THE DOOR AND ARE ADDING SECURITY CAMERAS. THEY TELL ME, AS SHOCKING AS THIS WAS, THEY TELL ME THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF TRESSPASSING CRIME IN THE AREA. A BROKEN WINDOW, SHATTERED GLASS, AND A GATE DESTROYED, JUST SOME OF THE DAMAGE LEFT BEHIND AFTER A MAN BROKE INTO A WOMAN’S HOUSE LAST NIGHT, LEAVING NEIGHBORS CONCERNED. SHE SAYS KEEP ALL YOUR DOORS LOCKED AND DON’T GO OUTSIDE AND WORK. VELENA: THAT’S THE ADVICE MARGE QUADE’S DAUGHTER GAVE HER AFTER HEARING ONE OF THEIR NEIGHBOR’S WAS ROBBED. INVESTIGATORS TELL ME A MAN FIRST TRIED TO STEAL THIS TRUCK, BREAKING THE WINDOW TO GET INSIDE. WHEN THAT DIDN’T WORK, HE TORE DOWN THE GATE WITH HIS HANDS, SMASHING IN THE FRONT DOOR, HE TOLD THE WOMAN INSIDE THAT HIS FAMILY WAS DEAD AND DEMANDED THE KEYS TO HER CAR. QUADE SAYS THIS ISN’T THE FIRST TIME UNWELCOME VISITORS HAVE COME AROUND. THERE ARE HOMELESS PEOPLE THAT WALK UP AND DOWN THIS ROAD ALL THE TIME. SO WE JUST HAD TO PUT UP SOMETHING. VELENA: QUADE PUT UP THIS GATE TO KEEP INTRUDERS OUT. BECAUSE THEY WERE GETTING INTO OUR BUILDINGS AND TRYING TO GET INTO OUR HOUSE. VELENA: HER NEIGHBOR, THOUGH, WASN’T SO LUCKY. CLACKAMAS COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY THE WOMAN THREW HER KEYS AT THE MAN AND HE DROVE OFF WITH HER BLUE 2003 BUICK LESABRE, SIMILAR TO THIS ONE. DEMANDING HER CAR AND TRYING TO BREAK INTO THE OTHER CAR. AND SHE’S ALONE. THAT’S VERY SCARY, AND IT KIND OF PUTS EVERYONE ON ALERT, WHICH I KNOW WILL MAKE SURE WE PAY ATTENTION. VELENA: WHILE NEIGHBORS WATCH OUT FOR EACH OTHER A LITTLE CLOSER TONIGHT, SARAH SIMMONS SAYS SHE WILL MAKE SURE HER FAMILY IS SAFE. I HAVE TWO DOGS. THEY NEED TO GET THROUGH FIRST IF THEY ARE COMING THROUGH THE DOOR. WE ALSO HAVE PROTECTION. WE WILL DO WHAT WE HAVE TO DO TO SURVIVE IF WE FEEL THREATENED. VELENA: THE MAN POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR IS DESCRIBED AS WHITE, IN HIS 20-30’S, 5’9,” 185 POUNDS, WITH A SHAVED HEAD. HE WAS LAST SEEN WEARING CAMOUFLAGE PANTS AND A DARK SHIRT. NOW DEPUTIES SAY NEIGHBORS — DEPUTIES SAY THEY HAVE SEEN A MAN WITH THAT DESCRIPTION BEFORE. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CONTACT THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE. VELENA JONES, KOIN 6 NEWS.

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