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March 12, 2002 00:00


An arrest warrant charging 34-year-old Robert Erick Heinz with Murder in the First Degree in connection with the shooting death of 42-year-old Richard Ballantine has been issued by the Homicide Detail of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division. Heinz is described 5’8”, 220+ pounds, blue eyes, and brown hair. Heinz is considered armed and dangerous.

Photographs of both Heinz and Ballantine are available via e-mail from the Portland Police Bureau Identification Division at (503) 823-0382. Anyone with information in this investigation is asked to call Detective Cheryl Kanzler at (503) 823-0865 or Detective Paul Weatheroy at (503) 823 0458.

This investigation is continuing.


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