Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on April 28th, 2011 at 3:38 pm
(Photo: Mult. Co. Sheriff)
The Portland Police have arrested a man who turned out to be the same person who was caught on camera last week attempting to saw through a u-lock in broad daylight.
38-year old Bart Simon Paul (booking photo at right) was arrested Sunday (4/24) just before midnight on an unrelated charge. He was charged with Possession of Methamphetamines (Class C Felony) and had an outstanding warrant for Theft in the Third Degree (Class C Misdemeanor). He was released a day later on his own recognizance.
Upon his arrest, officers questioned him about the hacksaw incident. Paul admitted to officers that he is the man in the photo. Paul also told officers that the bike he was trying to steal had already been abandoned and parted out.
The photo of him using a hacksaw was taken by a passerby and sent to the PPB. We obtained the image and were told the man was suspected of stealing the bike. We initially ran the photo unaltered, but then, after considering concerns from readers, decided to blur the man’s face to protect his identity.