From October 7, 2019 to January 7, 2020, 40 year-old Anthony Taylor was burglarizing residences around the inner southeast neighborhoods. Various items were taken in each burglary ranging from bicycles to mail packages. A detective assigned to the bureau's Detective Coordination Team took over the investigation once patrol officers started seeing a pattern during their initial investigations.
In early January, surveillance footage from one of the burglaries was posted on the bureau's social media platforms in an effort to identify the suspect (https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/canyouidme/read.cfm?id=250481). Within three days, Mr. Taylor was identified as the suspect from a community member's tip. It was then determined that Mr. Taylor was already in custody with the Multnomah