Oregon City Nighttime Nailer Suspect Finally Nailed

Oregon City, Ore. – A 56-year-old man is accused of throwing nails from his car onto roads across the Portland metro area over the past couple years. Oregon City Police caught Bret Wilson throwing roofing nails onto South Center Street in Oregon City Tuesday morning. Detectives say this has happened an estimated 50-times. Victims tell Newspartner KGW they’re glad officers finally caught up with the man dubbed as the “Nighttime Nailer.” Wilson is facing disorderly conduct charges and was quickly released from jail yesterday. He’s due to face a judge later this month.

Read more from Oregon City Police Dept.

This morning at about 5:37 am, patrol officers caught 56-year-old Oregon City resident, Bret Michael Wilson, intentionally throwing nails from his vehicle onto S. Center St.

We have dubbed Mr. Wilson as the nighttime nailer because over the last two years, someone had been intentionally throwing roofing nails onto local streets, primarily in the early morning hours while it was still dark outside.  Some of the thrown nails did cause damage to motorists’ tires, luckily no one was injured.

Over the last week, Mr. Wilson has thrown nails out on both S. Center St between Telford Rd. and S. 2nd St. along with S. Center St. between Barker Ave. and S. 2nd St. between 5:40 am and 5:50 am.  When Mr. Wilson was stopped this morning, he admitted to intentionally throwing nails onto the streets, not only in Oregon City but throughout the metropolitan area.  By Mr. Wilson’s recollection, he has thrown nails over 50 times onto our busy streets over the last couple years.

This morning, Mr. Wilson was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on four counts of Disorderly Conduct II.  We are combining the previous cases together and will be submitting them to the Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office.

Reference OCPD Case #19-023218


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