Car stolen from Kenna parking lot found in Gresham

Public Safety officers advise those who are worried about car theft to invest in a steering wheel lock

By Sam Cushing | September 4, 2017 11:56am

PSAFE Officer Charlie Brown says that filed down keys are often used in the theft of older cars. 

Media Credit: Sam Cushing / The Beacon

A car was reported stolen from the Kenna parking lot last Tuesday around 10 a.m, and was recovered on the same day, Portland Police said. 

Chris Burley, spokesman for the Portland Police, said that there is no suspect information at this time, and information about the owner of the 1999 Honda was not available. 

At 4:12 p.m. the same day, a Multnomah County Deputy located the vehicle in the 3000 block of NE Rene Ave in Gresham, said Burley.

Charlie Brown, patrol officer for UP Public Safety, said he suspects the thief may have broken into the car using a jiggle key, or filed down keys. According to Brown, these are commonly used in the theft of older cars. 

Brown advises students who are worried about theft to get a steering wheel lock.