Investigation into Confrontations Between People In A Crowd Blocking Traffic And Motorists Continues-Public Assistance Requested

May 29, 2021 21:04

  

The investigation into possible crimes committed during confrontations between motorists and a crowd blocking traffic is continuing. Investigators are asking for the public's help identifying 5 subjects who were seen there. The photographs have been posted to the "Can You ID Me?" website, where you can leave tips for the investigator:

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/canyouidme/read.cfm?id=311751
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/canyouidme/read.cfm?id=311752
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/canyouidme/read.cfm?id=311753
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/canyouidme/read.cfm?id=311754
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/canyouidme/read.cfm?id=311755


"Can You ID Me" https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/canyouidme/index.cfm
is a partnership with local law enforcement seeking to elicit help from the public solving criminal cases. The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public?s help to identify suspects, persons of interest or critical witnesses in a variety of unsolved cases. If you recognize anyone on the page, you can click on the photo to leave a tip for the lead investigator. You may remain anonymous. Do not attempt to apprehend any of these individuals. All pictured individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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On May 6, 2021, at about 12:12 p.m., Portland Police were dispatched the report of a pedestrian struck by a car near North Interstate Avenue and North Killingsworth Street. This was related to a large group walking in the street there.

As officers arrived they did not find any pedestrians who claimed to have been struck. The large group had moved away, still walking in nearby streets, some openly carrying firearms. Officers remained in the area searching for anyone who may have been injured and to collect evidence and information.

Additional calls came in from people who had been driving vehicles in the area and who were blocked by the crowd in the street. One person said people in the crowd broke out their vehicle windows, damaged tires, and sprayed them with some kind of irritant near North Interstate Avenue and North Killingsworth Street.

A person in another vehicle blocked by the crowd near North Alberta Street and North Michigan Avenue got into a dispute with people who surrounded him and took a firearm from him, as well as tools and keys.

Portland Police attempted to collect as many statements as possible from those involved. Officers will document as much of the incidents as witnesses share and will attempt to gather available evidence, including video for follow-up on any criminal allegations.

One person was transported by ambulance to the hospital following one of the altercations.

If anyone has information about this case, please reference the case 21-121818 and e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov .

Anonymous tips can be sent through Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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