UPDATE - ARREST: Crime Stoppers Featured Case #13-27 Broadway Cab Robbery

October 16, 2013 12:55

  

On Tuesday October 15, 2013, wanted subject Ronald William Heasley turned himself in to Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Deputies at the Multnomah County Courthouse.

Heasley stated that he was turning himself in after seeing his picture on Crime Stoppers.

Heasley was booked on charges of Robbery in the Third Degree and Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle and booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

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

On Tuesday June 4, 2013, at 9:05 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a Broadway Cab driver assaulted and the taxi stolen at Southwest Naito Parkway and Morrison Street.

Officers contacted the driver who told police that he was stopped on the Morrison Bridge heading westbound when the suspect ran up to the cab, stopped it, and began assaulting him after jumping into the passenger seat of the taxi.

The taxi driver got out of the cab to defend himself and the suspect got behind the wheel of the cab and drove away.

Three passengers (fares) were in the car at the time of the assault and were able to get out of the car safely before the suspect stole the car. The stolen taxi was recovered a few hours later in Vancouver, Washington.

The suspect has been identified as 42-year-old Ronald Heasley. Heasley is described as a white male, 5'4" tall, 170 pounds, brown hair, and blue eyes. Heasley is believed to be in the Portland/Vancouver Metro Area.

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://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php 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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