UPDATE #3: Portland Police Investigating Hit and Run to Pedestrian at Rose Quarter - Suspect Photo Released

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June 26, 2012 23:30

  

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24-year-old Marc Lacy has been arrested in connection with Tuesday morning's hit and run in the Rose Quarter. Lacy will be booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned on Wednesday in Multnomah County Court.

Lacy will be charged with Assault in the Second Degree, Felony Hit and Run, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, and DUII.

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Portland Police Traffic Investigators have arrested the suspect in this morning's hit and run in the Rose Quarter.

Officers learned the identity of a possible suspect and that he could be at a residence in the 4500 block of North Vancouver Avenue.

Officers contacted the man and he was taken into custody without incident.

Detectives will be conducting an interview and he will be booked later this evening. His name and charges will be released at that time.

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The victim's last name is spelled FORCIA, not Forchia as previously released.

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The victim in this morning's hit and run is 44-year-old Elizabeth Forchia of Aurora, Oregon. She has been treated and released from an area hospital.

Portland Police are still seeking information about the suspect's identity from the hit and run and no arrests have been made in this case.

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This morning, Tuesday June 26, 2012, at 6:21 a.m., Portland Police officers from North Precinct and the Traffic Division responded to the report of a hit and run to a pedestrian at North Benton Avenue and Winning Way in the Rose Quarter.

As officers were on their way to the scene, they learned that the victim is a security guard at the Rose Quarter and was last heard from in the Benton parking lot. Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, a female in her 30s, suffering from serious but non-life-threatening injuries. She was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

The victim told police that she was checking the parking lot after seeing a white Ford Explorer in the lot that was supposed to be locked. When she got out to the lot, she noticed that the chain to secure the entrance to the lot was either cut or broken and the Explorer was sitting in the lot. She went to talk to the driver, who was out of the Explorer at the time. The driver ran to the car then drove towards her and hit her before she was able to get out of the way. The victim was able to take a picture of the driver before he hit her with the Explorer (photo attached).

The suspect sped northbound on Winning Way and attempted to make a left turn onto North Williams Avenue but crashed into a power pole and bus kiosk. The suspect then got out of the SUV and ran away in an unknown direction. The vehicle has been recovered and towed by police.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s, balding with a little blonde hair on the top of his head, sideburns below the ears, a short beard, a dirty black shirt that looks gray, and black pants.

Anyone with information about this crash is urged to contact CrimeTips@PortlandOregon.gov, reference PPB Case #12-55117.

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