Skateboarder breaks into police dept, cops say

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 20-year-old man was arrested after allegedly breaking into the Troutdale Police Department to steal his skateboard that was kept after he was earlier arrested for shoplifting.

Video surveillance released by the Troutdale Police Department allegedly shows Nathaniel Mirelez, 20, trying to break into the police department to retrieve his skateboard. He was later arrested on March 24, 2014 (Troutdale PD)
Video surveillance released by the Troutdale Police Department allegedly shows Nathaniel Mirelez, 20, trying to break into the police department to retrieve his skateboard. He was later arrested on March 24, 2014 (Troutdale PD)
Video surveillance released by the Troutdale Police Department allegedly shows Nathaniel Mirelez, 20, trying to break into the police department to retrieve his skateboard. He was later arrested on March 24, 2014 (Troutdale PD)
Video surveillance released by the Troutdale Police Department allegedly shows Nathaniel Mirelez, 20, trying to break into the police department to retrieve his skateboard. He was later arrested on March 24, 2014 (Troutdale PD)
Video surveillance released by the Troutdale Police Department allegedly shows Nathaniel Mirelez, 20, trying to break into the police department to retrieve his skateboard. He was later arrested on March 24, 2014 (Troutdale PD)
Video surveillance released by the Troutdale Police Department allegedly shows Nathaniel Mirelez, 20, trying to break into the police department to retrieve his skateboard. He was later arrested on March 24, 2014 (Troutdale PD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Saturday morning, police said, Nathaniel Mirelez was picked up for shoplifting. That afternoon, police said they noticed the door handle at their main entrance was gone.

They checked their video surveillance and saw a man try to break in around 2:15 p.m. Eventually the suspect tore a door handle off and then is seen leaving the parking lot while still holding the door handle.

Police then identified the Wood Village resident and arrested him Monday morning.

When he was arrested, police said he told them he wanted to get his skateboard back.

He now faces multiple charges including second-degree attempted burglary.

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