Woman accused of serial burglary in downtown Portland
Portland police have arrested a woman for a string of five alleged burglaries — four of which are said to have occurred in the same downtown Portland apartment building.
Aishanna Rose Bottaro, 20, has been indicted for four separate cases of alleged first-degree burglary at 1511 Southwest Park Avenue on April 21 and April 22 of this year, according to court records.
She is also named as the suspect in a fifth burglary on March 20 at 1430 Southwest 12th Avenue, records report.
In two incidents described in a probable cause affidavit, Bottaro is accused of grabbing purses, phones and money from apartments after their residents stepped out momentarily.
"The defendant admitted she committed seven or eight burglaries," according to the affidavit filed in Multnomah County court. "She stated that her boyfriend pressured her to do it, and that she could not recall all the details, because of drug use."
Prosecutors say Bottaro led officers to a storage unit, allowing them to recover some of the stolen items. She remains behind bars at the downtown county jail at this time.
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