The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call just before 9am on Saturday morning (08/05/23) at the Exchange Park on South 6th Street. Two victims reported being threatened with a pistol in an attempt to get them to empty their pockets. When they refused,the male suspect fled the scene in a black SUV. The victims were able to provide a good description of the suspect, the vehicle, and the direction he took leaving the scene.
The suspect vehicle was later located at a residence in the 2900 block of Altamont Drive. Klamath County Sheriff’s Office deputies surrounded the residence and called out the owner who then gave permission to search the house.
Located inside the residence was the suspect, a 17-year-old male, who was taken into custody and lodged at the Klamath County Detention Center and charged with Robbery First Degree, Menacing, and the Unlawful Use of a Weapon. The weapon believed used in the crime was located and determined to be a pellet pistol. (The juveniles name is not being released.)
A total of 6 individuals were contacted at the residence. In addition to the mentioned juvenile a 16-year-oldfemale was taken into custody on an outstanding juvenile warrant and an adult male was lodged in the Klamath County Detention Center on a Probation Detainer.
Altamont was closed off in the area of Hilyard for several hours Saturday while OSP, KCSO, and Klamath Falls City Police officers maintained a perimeter around the house where the suspect was located.
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