Police swarm SE Portland 'chop shop'

Police swarm SE Portland 'chop shop'
Police work at the scene Tuesday morning. (Photo by Bob Heye, KATU News)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Members of the Portland Police Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) served a search warrant at a home in Southeast Portland early Tuesday morning and made one arrest at what they called a "chop shop." 

Police said the SERT team was activated because they were concerned there may be armed subjects in the home, located in the 6900 block of SE Crystal Springs Boulevard.

Officers arrested 22-year-old Jewell Marie Millspaugh, who faces charges of unlawful use of a vehicle, possession of a stolen vehicle and criminal mischief.

The action comes after a two-week investigation and complaints from neighbors who told investigators cars were going up and down the street at high speed and there were other problems related to the residence, police said.

Police said they found stolen vehicles, car parts, motorcycle parts, car audio equipment and more at the residence. Officers said they planned on being at the scene for several hours Tuesday morning.

No homes near the residence were evacuated during the SERT operation and no injuries were reported.

Millspaugh is being held in the Multnomah County Detention Center on $15,000 bail.