Portland Police Training Vehicles Burned, Arson Investigation Underway (Photo)

May 02, 2024 04:29


At least 15 Portland Police Training Vehicles were damaged or destroyed by an arsonist.

On Thursday, May 2, 1014 at 1:55a.m., Portland Police North Precinct was dispatched to assist Portland Fire & Rescue at the Portland Police Training Division, located in the 14900 block of Northeast Airport Way. When they arrived they found at least 15 vehicles in a fenced training area were burning. Firefighters extinguished the fires. The building was undamaged, and no injuries were reported.

The Portland Fire Investigations Unit responded to the scene to investigate these suspected arson fires.

If anyone has information about this arson case, please contact Portland Police Detective Meredith Hopper at Meredith.Hopper@police.portlandoregon.gov or call the PF&R Fire Investigation Unit’s tip line, 503-823- FIRE (3473). Please reference case number 24-108126.

The Portland Fire Investigations Unit comprises fire investigators with Portland Fire & Rescue, who are sworn law enforcement officers, and a detective with the Portland Police Bureau. The collaboration leverages the specialized training and skills needed to investigate fires, including analysis equipment and accelerant detecting dogs.

Photo descriptions:
Black Portland Police Bureau vehicle with heavy fire damage to left front quarter
Blue and white Portland Police Bureau vehicle with metal training wraparound PIT bumper burned
2 vehicles burning in a parking lot
A police vehicle burning behind a large propane tank



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