Saturday night, Troutdale Police noticed the inside door handle was missing from the main entrance to the Police Department.
They reviewed surveillance video and saw a man pulling on the door handle, putting his foot against the door for more leverage causing the handle to break off.
The man looks at the video camera and police recognized him as 20-year-old Nathaniel Mirelez, because they had arrested him earlier in the day for shop lifting.
They found Mirelez at his Wood Village residence and took him into custody. He told officers he wanted into the Police Department, so he could get his skateboard back.
He was charged with Attempted Burglary II, Criminal Mischief II, and Theft II.