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Burglary Arrest

Posted on 17th June 2014 at 15:51

St. Helens Police report a possible break in a recent burglary spree, making an arrest after a silent alarm was tripped at a home on Grey Cliffs Drive. Last Thursday, an alarm was received from the house at about 4 pm; officers responded to the home, and found a bicycle that had been ridden by the suspect. They also found that the suspect ran off as officers arrived, leaving a trail that led down to the Columbia River. An extensive search was conducted, but they didn’t find the suspect. Friday afternoon, investigators reported that they had learned the identity of the owner of the bike, so an aggressive effort to find him was started. Around 4 pm on Friday, officers tracked down Juan Jorge Rosales-Emanuel, 25, a transient with ties to the St. Helens area. He was arrested at an apartment on Columbia Boulevard, supposedly in possession of items stolen from the home on Grey Cliffs Drive. Rosales-Emanuel is now being held in the Columbia County Jail on a charge of first-degree burglary, as the investigation continues. They say that he has been connected to at least two other burglaries on Grey Cliffs, and they’re also working to see if he connected to other recent break-ins. Chief Terry Moss says that the investigation is “far from over,” and they’re continuing to ask for your assistance in clearing as many cases as possible. Call St. Helens Police at 503-397-3333, extension 219 if you can help out.