Reward Offered in Synagogue Arson and Graffiti Investigation - Crime Stoppers Featured Case #22-12 (Photo)

May 04, 2022 16:38


The Portland Police Bureau and Portland Fire & Rescue, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve an arson at a Northwest Portland synagogue.

On Monday May 2, 2022, staff from Congregation Beth Israel, located at 1972 NW Flanders Street, reported to police that an unknown person or persons applied graffiti to the outside of the synagogue and started a fire on exterior doors. The fire left scorch marks but did not significantly damage the facility. The incident occurred sometime between the afternoon hours of Sunday May 1 and the morning hours of Monday May 2.

The graffiti was yellow spray paint of the words “Die Juden.”

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact investigators or Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

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Photos: Scorch marks and graffiti (courtesy of the Portland Police Bureau)