Police: 2 arrested for breaking into car, stealing property

Police: 2 arrested for breaking into car, stealing property
Alexander Barber (left) and Tamara Ross

WEST LINN, Ore. – Police arrested two people who they said broke into a car in West Linn early Tuesday morning.

A homeowner called police at 6:30 a.m. to report two people inside her car, according to Detective Mike Francis with West Linn police. The woman told police that she confronted the two people in her car and they told her they were trying to hide from someone chasing them.

Officers arrived and arrested Tamara Ross at the scene. The other suspect, Alexander Barber, ran toward a park, but officers took him into custody after a brief foot chase.

The pair had tools to break into cars and property that appeared to be stolen, Francis said.

Officers took Ross and Barber to the Clackamas County Jail.

Barber is charged with unlawful entry into a vehicle. Ross faces charges of theft (second degree), possession of methamphetamine and possession of heroin.