On Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at approximately 12:30pm, Tualatin Police responded to a report of a possible theft in the 21300 block of SW Makah Ct., in Tualatin.
A witness reported seeing two males walking around a neighbor's house. The witness also reported that one of the males took a bike from the house. When officers arrived in the area, they immediately contacted one of the suspects, however the other one ran. Officers were able to catch up to the second suspect a short time later after a short foot pursuit. During a search of the second suspect's backpack, a garage door opener was found that had been reported stolen in a separate theft from a vehicle in Tualatin earlier this morning. Both males were taken into custody.
The first suspect was identified as Harold W. Bratton, JR, 39 years of age, of Tualatin. The second suspect was identified as Brian T. Schoenheit, 19 years of age, of Colton. Mr. Bratton had a warrant for a probation violation and is also being charged with conspiracy to commit first degree theft and first degree burglary. Mr. Schoenheit also had a warrant listed for his arrest for failure to appear and is being charged with first degree burglary, first degree theft, unlawful entry into a motor vehicle and third degree theft. Booking photos can be obtained through the Washington County Jail where they are lodged.