UPDATE: Thanks to calls from concerned citizens who recognized the suspect from media reports, Kristopher Casey Basta was arrested at approximately 8:45pm on Friday, January 18, 2013 by Tualatin Police, near the 8700 block of SW Tualatin-Sherwood Road, in Tualatin. Mr. Basta was lodged at the Washington County Jail.
The Tualatin Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating the suspect of a burglary and assault that occurred on January 5, 2013.
On Saturday, January 5, 2013, at approximately 2:00am, it is believed that Kristopher Casey Basta, 38 years of age, of Tualatin, unlawfully entered an apartment in the 7800 block of SW Sagert Street, in Tualatin. Upon entering the apartment, it is also believed that Mr. Basta physically assaulted a male sleeping in the apartment. The victim in this case recognized Basta; this was not a stranger on stranger crime.
Mr. Basta has made several claims that he would turn himself in, however he has not followed through with any of them.
On January 17, 2013, Mr. Basta was indicted on charges of First Degree Burglary and Fourth Degree Assault and now has an active warrant issued for his arrest.
Mr. Basta is described as a Caucasian male adult, 5’10”, and approximately 210 lbs. He is known to frequent the Tualatin and Lake Oswego areas.
Tualatin Police ask anyone with information on Mr. Basta’s whereabouts, please call non-emergency dispatch, 503-629-0111. If possible, please do not approach the suspect, instead call police.
Anonymous tips can be left on the Tualatin Police Tip Line, 503-691-0285.