Employees at the Port Storage in Tillamook noticed a suspicious person on their property and called the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office around 10:56 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6. The person had left the area prior to the deputies’ arrival.
Deputies circulated the area and located the occupied vehicle at the Safeway in Tillamook and contacted the occupant, Joshua McMinn, 38, from Portland. Through the course of the contact, deputies were able to allegedly connect McMinn to multiple storage unit burglaries in Tillamook County and several other areas.
McMinn was arrested on multiple counts of burglary, possession of burglary tools, theft, and possession of methamphetamine. He was lodged at the Tillamook County Jail.
Sheriff Jim Horton said that it was through the alert storage unit employees and the thorough investigation by the patrol deputies that they were able to take McMinn into custody and prevent him from committing additional crimes.
The incident remains under further investigation and associated areas have been contacted. Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Tillamook Police Department.