Woman chases suspected burglar in Lake Oswego neighborhood


Brandon Edwards faces multiple charges

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (KOIN) — An alert neighbor chased an alleged burglar down the road in her Lake Oswego neighborhood and continued to chase him until the police came.

Lara Yasin Ventimiglia chased the suspect, Brandon Edwards, after he allegedly stole a laptop from a home in the 1600 block of Campus Way on Saturday.

A caller reported seeing him take a bike from the park near Greentree Avenue and Carter Place and was carrying a laptop while armed with a knife and possibly jumping fences in the 1400 block of Greentree Circle.

Lara Yasin Ventimiglia chased a suspected burglar down her street in her Lake Oswego neighborhood, April 26, 2021 (KOIN)

“So he’s behind us in the the car, he finally stops in the middle of the road, turns around and he says quit chasing me,” Ventimigila told KOIN 6 News. “He pulls his sweater up and pulls a laptop out of it and throws the laptop at me. And he goes, ‘Now you have everything! This is my laptop!’ And I said, ‘If that was your laptop you wouldn’t be throwing it at me, you know?'”

Officers arrived, including a K-9 officer and began searching around a home. They determined he was hiding under a house. Authorities said Edwards wasn’t compliant and was bitten by the K-9 during the arrest.

The 40-year-old was treated for the dog bite and taken to the Clackamas County Jail. He now faces multiple charges, including criminal trespass, theft and burglary.

Brandon Edwards (CCSO)

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