May 24 2017
On Thursday March 3, 2016, at 10:57 p.m., a Central Precinct officer in the area of Northwest 6th Avenue and Glisan Street saw a man riding a bicycle and looking into parked cars, using a flashlight.
The officer, concerned the man was looking to prowl a car, attempted to stop the man who rode away on his bicycle, riding laps around the area. As the officer continued to follow the man, the officer saw the man throw a black stocking cap at the corner of Northwest 6th Avenue and Glisan Street. When the stocking cap landed on the ground, the officer saw a handgun fall out of the cap.
The officer caught up to the man and took him into custody and seized the gun, which officers discovered was loaded.
The suspect, 36-year-old Apollo Antoine Biggs, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Possession of Burglary Tools, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, and Interfering with a Peace Officer. Biggs was also lodged on outstanding arrest warrants of Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run), Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, Driving While Revoked -- Misdemeanor, and a probation violation.
Although the suspect in this case did not break into any cars, the Portland Police Bureau would like to remind community members to keep the interior of their vehicles "showroom" clean. Community members are advised never to leave valuables, including bags, purses, wallets, briefcases, laptops, tablets, cell phones, loose change or anything that may appear valuable to a thief in plain view.