Crime Stoppers Featured Case #13-19 Update - Skateboard Assault

Crime Stoppers Featured Case #13-19 Update - Skateboard Assault

September 11, 2013 19:00


The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in locating a wanted suspect in a Downtown Portland assault.

18-year-old Daniel Delbert Dorson is wanted for assaulting a 70-year-old man with a skateboard outside the Portland Outdoor Store at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Oak Street.

This investigation began on Monday July 15, 2013, at 2:30 p.m., when Central Precinct officers responded to the report of an assault outside the Portland Outdoor Store.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, 70-year-old Larry Allen, suffering from a head injury. He was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to the non-life-threatening injury.

Witnesses told police that a large group of transient "street kids" were involved in the assault of the man, an employee of the Portland Outdoor Store. Witnesses told police the victim was hosing off the sidewalk when he was attacked.

Assault detectives followed leads in this case which have identified Daniel Dorson as the suspect with the skateboard.

Dorson is described as a white male, 5'9" tall, 200 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Two photos are being released of Dorson to assist in locating him.

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 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.

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