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NEWS RELEASE 07/23/12: Investigators Seeking the Public's Help on Fire Investigation

July 23, 2012

12:09 PM

Portland Fire & Rescue and Portland Police Arson Investigators are seeking the public's help in identifying three persons-of-interest in a fire investigation at the Hotel Vintage Plaza in Downtown Portland.

Two small fires were set in the employee area of the Hotel Vintage Plaza/Pazzo Ristorante, located at 422 Southwest Broadway, on July 9, 2012, at 6:26 p.m. There were no injuries as a result of the fires and they were extinguished by employees.

The persons-of-interest in the video were in the area of the fires just prior to and after the fires were set. All three persons eventually joined up with a female seated outside of Pazzo Ristorante. These persons-of-interest may have information regarding the fire.

The three are described as:

#1: African American male, approximately 13 to 15 years of age, glasses, tan pants, wearing a plaid shirt.

#2: African American male, approximately 9 to 11 years of age, black t-shirt with "Just Do It" logo, multi-colored shorts and a pick or comb in his hair.

#3: African American female, approximately 9 to 11 years of age, pink pants and shirt or jumpsuit, hair in a braid.

Surveillance video is available for viewing at:

http://youtu.be/g6aFDT68S80

Anyone who has information on the identity of these people is asked to contact Det. Joe Luiz at (503) 823-3408 or Joe.Luiz@PortlandOregon.gov.