PPB ‘pet detective’ reunites Bengal cat, owner

Falke the Bengal cat was taken from his neighborhood in SW Portland

Detective Travis Fields, assisted by the Clark County Sheriff's Office, located and retrieved "Falke" the Bengal cat from Brush Prairie, Wash. (PPB)
Detective Travis Fields, assisted by the Clark County Sheriff's Office, located and retrieved "Falke" the Bengal cat from Brush Prairie, Wash. (PPB)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Portland Police Detective Travis Field has successfully led investigations into organized crime, welfare fraud and violent crimes.

dashcatNow he’s credited for reuniting Falke the Bengal cat with its owner.

The investigation started on October 21 when police took a report that the cat had been stolen in front of its home in the 7500 block of Southwest 49th Avenue. A witness told police that she saw a blue tow truck stop and a passenger get out and chase the cat, grab it, and drive away with it.

On Wednesday night, Fields, assisted by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, located and retrieved Falke in Washington.

According to police, Falke was returned to his owner who was “thrilled to be reunited with the cat.” Falke preferred to ride on the dashboard of the detective’s car rather than in a cardboard box.

In a statement, Sgt. Pete Simpson said, “The Portland Police Bureau does not really have a full-time ‘pet detective,’ but we do investigate reports of animal theft from time to time.”

No arrests were made or are anticipated in this case, according to police.