Portland Man Arrested After Stealing 10,000 N95 Masks From Non-Profit

What a complete tool.

(Gateway Pundit) – Police arrested 42 year old Vladislav Drozdek just outside of Portland after he stole 10,000 N95 out of the garage of a non-profit that was supplying area hospitals.

Portland Police announced:

Thousands of stolen respirator masks are now on their way to hospital supplies after a multi-agency theft investigation.

On Friday, March 6, 2020, a North Precinct officer responded to The Rebuilding Center at 3625 North Mississippi Avenue on a theft report involving 20-25 cases of N95 respirator masks. Each case had 400 masks in it and the total loss was close to $2,500. At the time, there was no suspect information.

On March 7, 2020, the victim found someone selling what she believed to be the stolen masks on online classified listings platform CraigsList. She set up a meeting in Beaverton and contacted the Beaverton Police Department, who arrived and arrested the suspect, Vladislav V. Drozdek, 22 [sic], of Beaverton (photo). He was booked into the Washington County Jail on a charge of Theft in the First Degree (by receiving).

About 6 cases of the masks were recovered, but the rest were still outstanding.

Some follow-up investigation was done by both agencies and, on Saturday, March 21, 2020, PPB was able to locate at least 7 more boxes that were stored inside a house in the 13900 block of Northeast Sacramento Street. The officer recovered the boxes (see photos) and returned them to the victim. The victim immediately donated the masks to local hospitals to help them while they’re dealing with the Coronavirus.

Further arrests and charges are possible.

According to Washington County jail records, Drozdek is not currently in custody. That’s because, in typical Portland fashion, he was released on his own recognizance, with no bail, as listed in the court records from this case.




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