Man arrested after attempted Lake Oswego home invasion


Resident reported being chased through her backyard

The six most recent booking photos of Hector Mundt clockwise: Sept. 3, 2021; June 30, 2021; Jan. 4, 2021; Nov. 30, 2020; Aug. 18, 2020; Feb. 5, 2020. (Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office/Washington County Sheriff’s Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man was arrested after chasing a person into her backyard and trying to break into her home last week in Lake Oswego, police said.

Police were called to the 500 block of Country Club Road shortly after 5 p.m. on Sept. 3 after a caller reported a man at her front and back doors, saying random things, the Lake Oswego Police Department said.

When an officer arrived, the caller reported the man had been in her backyard and had tried to get into the house about 10 minutes earlier. Investigators later learned the suspect had chased the caller into her backyard, through a closed gate and tried to break into the back door after the caller closed and locked it, police said. The man then tried to enter through the front door before walking away.

The suspect was found walking on Country Club Road, police said. He was cooperative and reportedly identified himself as 39-year-old Hector E. Mundt.

Mundt was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failing to appear on a trespassing charge in Beaverton. Mundt was booked into the Clackamas County Jail. He has been arrested numerous times in recent years on charges ranging from public indecency and 1st-degree criminal mischief to 2nd-degree burglary and 2nd-degree criminal trespass.

Police said they later received a report of a burglary at another address on Country Club Road. Investigators believe the two cases are connected.

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