3 arrested, including suspected panty thief, after burglary

3 arrested, including suspected panty thief, after burglary
Calvin Shadley (left), Adam Nichols (center) and Austin Allen (right)

GRESHAM, Ore. – Gresham Police on Friday arrested three burglary suspects, including one accused of breaking into multiple homes to steal women’s underwear.

Someone called police on Friday afternoon to report seeing three men trying to open doors in their neighborhood. Officers arrived to see the three men leaving a house they had just burglarized in the 2900 block of Southeast Vista Way, police said.

The men ran away, but police caught 21-year-old Calvin Shadley and 19-year-old Austin Allen.

Detectives identified Adam Nichols, 19, as the third suspect and took him into custody about a mile away from his home later Friday.

Detectives believe the three men are responsible for more burglaries, including two in Portland’s West hills. They also believe Shadley is responsible for several burglaries in East Multnomah County where he broke into homes to steal women’s underwear.

Anyone who believes women's underwear was stolen during a burglary at their home is asked to call Gresham Police.

Detectives also recovered a microwave, iHome portable speaker system and a 35mm Pentax K-1000 camera that they believe were stolen from a home in Portland’s West hills. They hope to speak with the owner of these items. (Click on the photo gallery to view larger photos of the stolen items)

Calvin Shadley faces 10 counts of burglary, two counts of attempted burglary and one count of theft.
Nichols and Allen each face two counts of attempted burglary, one count of burglary and one count of theft.