Three States Fugitive Arrested by West Linn Officers

WEST LINN - On August 19, 2009, West Linn Police arrested Phillip Robert Verdoorn, 44, of Tigard, on an outstanding California Fugitive Warrant for Larceny. Verdoorn was the subject of a lengthy investigation by West Linn Police Detective Nick Amendolara earlier this year for Aggravated Theft I. During the course of that investigation, it was learned Mr. Verdoorn had several unextraditable warrants out of Los Angeles. Those warrants stemmed from activities similar to those investigated in Oregon. Verdoorn has also been charged in Washington State for similar offenses. Detective Amendolara worked with LA County Sheriff's detectives to encourage LA County DA's Office to seek extradition to hold Mr. Verdoorn accountable for his crimes committed in California prior to moving to Oregon. Mr. Verdoorn is currently being held at the Clackamas County Jail pending extradition to California. Contact Info: Detective Sergeant Dave Kempas, 503-655-6214 ext 4411 dkempas@westlinnoregon.gov