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On Saturday July 14, 2012, at approximately 1:15 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to the report of a burglary in progress at an apartment located in the 6400 block of Southeast 103rd Avenue.
As officers were enroute to the scene, additional information was received that the 9-1-1 caller had been stabbed by the suspect and that the suspect ran out of the residence.
Officers arrived in the area and immediately set up a neighborhood perimeter and called for a Police K-9 Unit. Other officers made contact with the victim, a 32-year-old woman, who told police that she awoke to the sensation of someone tickling her leg and saw a man in her room.
The suspect told her not to scream or she would be stabbed. The victim screamed and began flailing her arms and the suspect ran out of her room and out of her apartment. The victim then noticed that she had been cut on her left hand. Medical personnel responded and transported the victim to an area hospital where she was treated and released but will require further medical attention.
Police officers and a K-9 unit searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.
The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s to 30s, clean cut, slim build, wearing a black ski-type mask and a blue t-shirt.
Anyone with information about this incident or suspect is asked to call the police non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333 or submit information to CrimeTips@PortlandOregon.gov.
During the summer months, criminals look for crimes-of-opportunity, such as unlocked doors and open windows. Although the circumstances of this case are still under investigation, the Portland Police Bureau would like to remind people to lock doors and windows, including garage doors. Many window locks will allow for the window to remain slightly open for air flow, but not leave a big enough opening for someone to enter.
Additional crime prevention tips can be found at http://www.portlandonline.com/oni/cp.
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Sgt. Pete Simpson