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Crime Stoppers for the Week of July 14, 2003

July 15, 2003 00:00


Portland Police, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers, are asking for your help in identifying and apprehending the individual, or individuals, responsible for the recent apparent poisoning of dogs in or near Laurelhurst City Park, at Southeast 39th Avenue and East Burnside Street.

So far to date, July 15, 2003, Portland Police have received fourteen (14) reports, from dog owners and veterinarians, of dogs having been poisoned. Of that number, four (4) dogs have died and ten (10) dogs are ill. According to detectives, the dogs appear to have ingested the suspected poison on, or about, July 4th.

Detectives, who are awaiting results of toxicology tests, are treating the investigation as criminal in nature.

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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Sgt. Pete Simpson
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Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204



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