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Crime Stoppers for the Week of October 7, 2002

October 07, 2002 00:00


Portland Police Bureau Detectives, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers, are looking for anyone who may have witnessed a man being seriously assaulted and other people being confronted and intimidated at a transit station.

On Thursday, August 29, 2002, at approximately 6:40 in the evening, at the street level of the 82nd Avenue Transit Station, a 40-year-old white male was found in a pool of blood. The victim, who was hospitalized with severe facial trauma, had his jaw wired shut for four weeks. The victim remembers setting on a bench and then being attacked by someone for no apparent reason. The person who found the victim did not witness the assault but saw three young black males leave the area where the victim was found. According to the same person, the three individuals had gotten off a Max Train and were harassing and intimidating people, including a woman with a baby, and were trying to pick fights.

Detectives have tentatively identified the individuals, two of who are very distinctive, as all being 17-years old at the time. One of the distinctive individuals had his hair worn in two extremely long braids, one on each side of his head. The other had tattooing on his neck. Video of the area shows a number of people at or near the location where the victim was assaulted.

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 crime and you need not give your 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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