HILLSBORO, Ore. (February 3, 2023) — Christina Lynn Cordon, age 38, pleaded guilty to six counts of burglary in the second degree yesterday, February 2, 2023. Deputy District Attorney David Pitcher prosecuted the case before Judge Andrew Erwin.

From March through September 2022, the defendant burglarized more than ten businesses throughout Washington County, including removing a bolted safe containing more than $1,500 and ramming a stolen vehicle into the door of a convenience store at another location. Cordon targeted small businesses, including restaurants, ice cream shops, delis, coffee shops and dry cleaners, by breaking store windows, picking locks, prying facility doors and even removing the lock at several locations.

A witness contacted the Hillsboro Police Department after witnessing Cordon break a glass door window and enter the Copper River Restaurant in Hillsboro, Oregon. Authorities arrived as Cordon exited the parking lot in a white Honda Accord, resulting in a high-speed chase. The defendant abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot before she was quickly apprehended. Hillsboro Police located tools, bear spray and a wig inside of the vehicle.

At the time of these offenses, the defendant, who was residing in a homeless shelter in Portland, Oregon, had three open criminal cases in Multnomah County. Cordon was granted pretrial release by the Multnomah County Circuit Court after failing to appear in court, just months before burglarizing the first of several business in Washington County.

Judge Erwin sentenced Cordon to 108 months in prison with one year of post-prison supervision on each count.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office acknowledges the work of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the Beaverton Police Department, the Hillsboro Police Department and the Tualatin Police Department. This office also commends the witnesses and victims of the small business who aided in this investigation.

“Safety is a top priority in Washington County,” said Washington County District Attorney Kevin Barton. “Our residents and business owners deserve a safe community and with this conviction, we are sending a message to criminals who consider coming here to commit crime —  stay out.”

A restitution hearing is scheduled for April 4, 2023, at 8:30 a.m.

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Traci Muldoon
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February 03, 2023