PORTLAND, Ore. – Washington County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man who they said stole four cars from around the county in four days last week.
Travis Kitchen, 21, of Hillsboro is accused of stealing the vehicles from Hillsboro, Tigard and unincorporated Washington County. Kitchen allegedly stole the vehicles while they were warming up with the keys in the ignition in front of the owners’ homes.
Deputies arrested Kitchen on Saturday when they spotted him driving a stolen Ford Fusion, according to Sgt. Bob Ray.
All four stolen vehicles were found and returned to their owners.
Kitchen was taken to the Washington County Jail on $25,000 bail. He faces four counts each of unauthorized use of a vehicle, first degree theft and unlawful entry into a vehicle.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office is reminding car owners to not leave the keys or other valuables in their unattended vehicles.