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WEEK OF JUNE 17, 2002

June 17, 2002 00:00


The Portland Police Bureau's Auto Theft Task Force, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers, is asking for help in positively identifying and apprehending an individual that is selling "high-end" stolen cars, which he claims are "reconstructed," but are not, to unsuspecting buyers. Numerous Felony Arrest Warrants, relating to Auto Theft are currently on file.

The suspect, know to Portland Police as Michael Lewkowicz, with a date of birth of May 16, 1956, has also used the names Roman Barnas, Adam Potocki, including various spellings of Potocki, and a variety of dates of births. The suspect reportedly has at least four different Oregon Drivers Licenses in the various names. In addition, the suspect has been active in a number of other states.

The suspect, know as "Michael Lewkowicz," is described as a white male in his forties to fifties, 6'1" tall, 185 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. A photo of the suspect is attached.

Auto Theft Task Force Detectives Mike Barnes and John Wrigley are available to discuss the cases in greater detail. Detective Barnes can be reached at (503) 823-5089, or paged at (503) 940-8963. Detective Wrigley can be reached at (503) 823-5072, or paged at (503) 940-0282.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case and callers do not have to give their name. Call Crime Stoppers at (503) 823-HELP.


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Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204



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