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Crime Stoppers for week of 01-23-06

January 24, 2006 00:00


The Portland Fire Bureau Arson Investigation Unit and the Transit Division, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers, are asking for your help in identifying and locating the suspect in an Arson Investigation. On Sunday, November 27, 2005, a man boarded a TriMet bus and placed an explosive device on the bus, leaving it behind when he got off. Transit police have a very clear and detailed video taken during the early morning hours and are asking for help in identifying the suspect. The device did not detonate and was found several hours later during a routine sweep of the bus.

At approximately 11:16 p.m., the suspect boarded a TriMet bus traveling eastbound on West Burnside Street at Southwest 9th Avenue, sat down near the front of the bus, and within minutes, got off at West Burnside Street and Southwest 2nd Avenue. While sitting on the bus, the video shows the suspect, reach into his gym bag and take out a cylinder object that was later identified as a pipe bomb. The suspect is a white male with straight dark hair and a mustache. He appears to be wearing a hooded gray zip up jacket, blue jeans, and white gym shoes. The suspect has a tan-colored gym bag slung over his shoulder.

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, and you remain anonymous. Call Crime Stoppers at (503) 823-HELP (4357).


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Portland Police Bureau
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Portland, Oregon 97204



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