Deputies: Burglary suspect snoozing in home when caught

Deputies: Burglary suspect snoozing in home when caught »Play Video
Cristian Villarreal-Castillo

PORTLAND, Ore. – Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies made an easy burglary arrest last Friday when they found a suspect asleep in the kitchen of a home.

Deputies said they got a call about a burglary just before 5 a.m. from a home in the Rock Creek area and arrived to find Cristian Villarreal-Castillo, 20, asleep on the kitchen floor of a home on NW Shadow Lane.

The home had been ransacked and deputies said items they found in Villarreal-Castillo’s possession connected him to another burglary that took place a few hours before he was arrested.

Electronics found in Villarreal-Castillo’s pants may have been taken from unlocked vehicles, deputies added.

Deputies said Villarreal-Castillo apparently got into the homes through unlocked doors and they wanted to remind residents to keep their homes secure.

They said it appears Villarreal-Castillo dozed off while burglarizing the home.

Villarreal-Castillo was taken to the Washington County Jail and charged with two counts of burglary, attempted theft, trespassing, and criminal mischief. Bail is set at $100,000.

He may face more charges as the investigation goes on, deputies said.