The Portland Police Bureau is requesting help from the public to help solve a case of widespread vandalism in Northeast Portland, specifically centered in the Roseway Neighborhood.
On Saturday, October 1, 2022, at about 8:50a.m., a North Precinct officer responded to a vandalism call in the 2800 block of Northeast 72nd Avenue. The officer learned that the victim's car had two tires punctured overnight. The officer learned that additional cars were damaged in the area.
The officer found over 30 victims roughly within the area of Northeast 72nd Avenue to Northeast 77th Avenue, south of Northeast Sandy Boulevard to Northeast Alameda Street.
Later Saturday, a North Precinct Public Safety Support Specialist documented as many as 20 additional victims in a multiple block radius west of Roseway Heights Middle School, bringing the total known victims past 50.
Follow-up investigation is being done. Victims who have not made a report are asked to make a police report on the Portland Police Bureau website https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/cor/ and reference case number 22-263990. To assist with the case, victims are asked to document their damage with photographs, and preserve any invoices and receipts that document damage costs. Within a few days, victims will get an e-mail from PPB that will contain their free police report and case number for insurance claims.
Additionally, those who have doorbell cameras or other surveillance equipment in that neighborhood are asked to check their footage for images of the suspect or suspects. If anyone has any such evidence, or witnessed the crimes, or has other information that might help investigators, they're asked to please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org attention North NRT and reference case number 22-263990.
It’s important that victims and witnesses take time to report what happened to PPB. Future prosecution may allow for the Multnomah County District Attorney's office to aggregate charges as appropriate. It takes a great deal of documentation and evidence to successfully prosecute vandalism cases with multiple victims, and the community participation can make a big difference.
Source: Portland Police Bureau