July 30, 2013 13:20The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in solving a hit and run to a bicyclist in North Portland.
On Saturday June 15, 2013, at approximately 11:30 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to North Interstate Avenue, just North of Greeley Avenue, on the report of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle that fled the scene.
Officers arrived and determined that the pedestrian was actually a bicyclist, later identified as 59-year-old Mike Jan Cooley of North Portland. Medical personnel treating Cooley transported him to a Portland hospital with injuries initially believed to be non-life-threatening.
A witness described to police seeing a white Ford pick-up driving erratically before the crash, which occurred in the northbound lanes of Interstate Avenue.
Investigators believe that the suspect vehicle is a white 1993-1997 Ford F350 Crewcab pickup. The truck is believed to have two chrome step-up bars, at least on the driver's side, and damage to the right front headlight area.
Surveillance images of the suspect vehicle as well as photos of Mike are being released to assist in this case.
Cooley is in good condition at a Portland hospital.
Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and you can remain anonymous.
Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com, text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.
Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.
Officer Chris Johnson
Portland Police Bureau
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Sgt. Pete Simpson