On January 2, 2020 there was a string of thefts from vehicles in the Sandy area. The Sandy Police Department was assisted in the investigation in the coming days by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Gresham Police Department, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and Portland Police Bureau. At the conclusion of the investigation police identified three male suspects, two of which were juveniles.
On January 13, 2020 a 17-year-old male was interviewed and released. Charges have been forwarded to the Clackamas County Juvenile Department.
On January 15, 2020 two of the males were interviewed and taken into custody.
One of the males is a 16-year-old who was transported to the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Center after being interviewed. Both juveniles are facing charges of Theft in the First Degree, Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle and Robbery in the Third Degree.
The adult male, Mr. Elijah Jakob Keller Chambers, 20 of Gresham, was arrested and transported to the Clackamas County Jail. Mr. Keller Chambers was booked on two counts of Theft in the First Degree and 11 counts of Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle. His bail was set at $47,500.
During the thefts two handguns were stolen. Both handguns have been recovered by police. The Sandy Police Department would like to remind people not to leave valuables in their vehicles.