Deputies identify, contact suspect caught on camera trying to enter Wilsonville homes
UPDATE: Tuesday morning, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office tweeted saying they had identified and contacted the suspect in the prowling investigation.
They thanked the public for all the tips that helped identify him.
Monday afternoon, Wilsonville police asked for the public's help identifying a man suspected of prowling homes.
In surveillance footage taped on Courtney McAuley’s front porch around 4 a.m. Sunday, she says the man, someone she doesn’t know, tried to get inside her home where she and her family were sleeping. When he realized the door was locked, he bolted.
“It's violating. I don't even like watching the video more than I’ve seen it,” said McAuley. “Never thought in a million years that this would happen, but I think we took all the right precautions -- the alarms, Ring, we have dogs.”
The same guy pops up in video after video, all from her neighbors on Madrid Loop.
“We were home, wife, two little kids, so it's scary stuff,” said Nick Daily, one of the neighbors who caught the suspected prowler on video.
The neighbors use the same doorbell surveillance. When someone's at the door, it sends them a notification.
Fortunately, the suspect didn't get inside.
“You never know who you may be dealing with once you get in the house. It's scary and not worth the risk,” said Kurt, a neighbor a few streets down.
Neighbors say they don’t recognize the man’s face. They think he targeted a nice area for quick access to cars and homes, but he picked the wrong neighborhood to mess with.
“Not very smart to come through a neighborhood like this that's watched very carefully by the community,” said Kurt.
“Living in a safe neighborhood doesn't mean people don't need to take precautions, and we definitely are in this neighborhood,” said McAuley.
They say the suspect hopped into a red Mini Cooper that someone else was driving.
If you know anything, call them at 503-682-1012 and reference case #18-6152.