1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
August 30, 2007 00:00
On Sunday, April 8, 2007, at 1:29 am, Southeast Precinct officers were called to a residence in the 2100 block of Southeast Reedway Street on a reported home invasion robbery. Officers arrived and contacted the victims who told officers that an adult man and woman had come to their home asking to use a telephone because they had vehicle problems. The victims allowed the suspects into the home and after a short conversation, the male suspect displayed a gun and the female pointed a knife to one of the victim’s throat. The suspects bound and gagged the victims and then searched the home taking several items of value. While they were in the victim’s home the suspects threatened to harm the victims. The suspects eventually fled the home stealing the victim’s property and van.
Criminalists from the Identification Division and Detectives from the Detective Division were assigned to process the crime scene and assist officers with the investigation. During the subsequent investigation, forensic evidence connected 23-year-old Joshua Louis Akins to the crime scene. This evidence was supported by video surveillance of Akins using a bank card belonging to the victims. Through the continuing investigation detectives also developed probable cause to connect 20-year-old Camille Forness to the crime.
Based on information obtained during the investigation, a Multnomah County judge issued arrest warrants for both suspects charging them with one count of Robbery in the First Degree, one count of Robbery in the Second Degree, one count of Kidnap in the First Degree, and one count of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.
The suspects were arrested in Nevada City, California where they are suspected of similar crimes.
Sgt. Pete Simpson