BORING, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call Tuesday morning after a neighbor allegedly chased a suspected burglar down his street and fired warning shots, officials said.
That neighbor also called 911 to report that the man had attempted to break into his house. He told deputies he fired a handgun into the air to scare the suspect away, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Deputies responded to the area of Mayberry Ln. and Lusted where they stopped a person who matched a description of the burglar.
Richardo Padron, 35, of Gervais was taken into custody and charged with second-degree criminal trespassing.
Padron allegedly dropped a bag or backpack while fleeing the scene, but deputies have been unsuccessful in locating it.
A spokesman with Clackamas Co. Sheriff’s Office told KOIN 6 News while it is not illegal to fire a gun, if a stray bullet from the homeowner was found to have hit a person or property, he could face charges.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call 503.723.4949