PORTLAND — Court documents reveal even more about what three men in their 20′s planned to do before one of them wounded a police officer and killed his K-9 last week.
20-year-old Paul Ropp, Steven Young, 20, and 25-year-old Jamaell Riley botched several burglaries before being caught leaving the scene of another.
They broke into vehicles in the Comcast company lot on Northeast Sandy to steal uniforms and other items. Then on several occasions, they waited outside a Portland T-Mobile store with loaded guns planning to rob it before being scared off by witnesses. The men also lit smoke bombs in a parking garage with plans to kidnap a jewelry store owner and make him empty the safes before having second thoughts.
Police chased the three from Blumenthal’s police supply store causing them to crash early last Wednesday morning. They took ballistic vests, SWAT helmets, uniforms, smoke grenades and badges.
The men also talked about robbing a bank or holding up an armored car for quick money.
Ropp, Young and Riley have pled not guilty. Ropp faces seventeen counts including attempted murder and assault on a police animal.