Beaverton couple accused of burglarizing vacation home


Investigators found stolen items and burglary tools

October 2, 2019 booking photos of Sarah Brausen (left) and Troy Brausen. (Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Beaverton couple was arrested after deputies say they were caught in the act of burglarizing a vacation rental in Lincoln City.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said Sarah and Troy Brausen were arrested at a house on East Devils Lake Road Wednesday night after the owner reported the keys stolen.

Investigators found a stolen Porsche SUV in the driveway and the Brausens inside.

Authorities said Sarah had the homeowner’s ID and credit cards and other stolen items, burglary tools, document counterfeiting equipment and a gun were also found.

They are each charged with first-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, first-degree theft, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen vehicle, felon in possession of a firearm, first-degree forgery and other charges. They’re being held on $565,000 bail.

If you know anything related to the case, contact the Lincoln County tip line at 541.265.0669.

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