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Crime Stoppers for week of 04-10-06

April 10, 2006 00:00


The Portland Police, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers, needs your help finding and apprehending Eric Lee Presley. A felony warrant charging Presley with multiple counts of Theft in the first degree is on file with Multnomah County. In addition, Portland Fire Bureau Arson Investigators want to question Presley and his girlfriend, Natasha Lei Nichols, in connection to an Arson investigation.

On Monday, March 27, 2006, at 2:50 a.m., a fire broke out at the Westerner Motel, located at 4333 North Interstate Avenue. The fire, which caused more than $300,000 damage, broke out in a room rented out to Presley and Nichols. The fire is now being investigated as an Arson.

Eric Lee Presley is a 43-year-old black male, 5’9 tall, weighs approximately 235 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Natasha Lei Nichols is a 30-year-old black female, 5’8” tall, weighs approximately 210 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Nichols has multiple tattoos on her knees, wrists and hands.

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



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