Recently released criminal arrested hours later

Screen Shot 2016-06-21 at 3.01.51 PMMedford, Ore. — Hours after being released from jail due to overcrowding on Monday, Jovani Sanchez-Portillo was arrested Tuesday. This time after a daytime burglary.

Medford Police say Sanchez-Portillo broke into a home on the 400 block of Benson Street on Tuesday morning. Three children were upstairs called the police after hearing glass breaking.

MPD says they were on scene within minutes and arrested Sanchez-Portillo as he was walking away from the home.

Sanchez-Portillo is back behind bars and is facing burglary, possession of meth, and felon in possession of a weapon among other charges.

On Monday afternoon, MPD officers arrested Sanchez-Portillo after he ran from police following a traffic violation. He was finally taken into custody after police say he grabbed a woman in the hallway, and forced her to unlock her apartment so he could hide. He surrendered soon after.

Leave a Comment:

Note: By commenting below you agree to abide by the KOBI5.com commenting guidelines. View the KOBI5.com Comment Board Guidelines »