Arrests made in Camas burglaries

Man and juvenile are suspects in similar crimes in Vancouver and Portland

Two males have been arrested in connection with burglaries of several businesses in downtown Camas.

Alex James Burton, 32, a transient from Beaverton, Oregon, was booked into the Washington County Jail for five counts of second-degree burglary and one count of first-degree malicious mischief.

A 17-year-old from Vancouver was booked at the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center for eight counts of second-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree possession of stolen property and two counts of third-degree possession of stolen property.

The investigation into the Camas burglaries revealed similar crimes occurred in Vancouver and Portland.

Camas Police detectives worked closely with detectives from the Vancouver Police Department, and they were further assisted by the Portland Police Bureau and the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.

The listed charges are related to the Camas burglaries. The suspects were also charged with additional burglaries that did not occur in Camas.

Businesses affected by the Feb. 13 break-ins included Artkana, 415 N.E. Fourth Ave., Cake Happy, 340 N.E. Fourth Ave., Dance Evolution, 334 N.E. Fourth Ave., The Wild Hair, 418 N.E. Cedar St., and Happy Island Restaurant, 419 N.E. Cedar St.