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Reward offered, images of truck released in hunt for Interstate hit-and-run suspect

Posted by on June 18th, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Keep your eyes peeled for a truck like this with front-end damage.

The Portland Police Bureau has released images and a reward in the case of the serious injury hit-and-run that occurred on Saturday night.

Investigators believe that the suspect vehicle is a white 1993-1997 Ford F350 Crewcab pickup. The truck is believed to have two chrome step-up bars, at least on the driver’s side, and damage to the right front headlight area.

There’s a $1,000 cash reward for information that leads to an arrest in this case.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com, text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

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  • q`Tzal June 18, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Bad boys whatcha gonna do when they come for you?

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  • pixelgate June 18, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    How is there not a database where cops can just search for owners who have a registered vehicle like this one? Cant’ they take all these offers of reward money and instead invest in a database?

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    • Indy June 18, 2013 at 8:02 pm

      – repaint
      – out of state
      – add-ons won’t be listed in database

      What might be helpful is setting up those license plate readers/scanners near the place of the crime, as the suspect is likely to have to pass by eventually. You match the top 100 license plates that match the description to the scanner database and alarm nearby cops when they drive by. And the suspect will almost certainly drive by over the next few weeks.

      Tad bit too 1984 for my tastes, but it’s possible with today’s technology, and doesn’t require patrol/dedicated resources other than the scanner.

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      • q`Tzal June 18, 2013 at 10:40 pm

        Too much 1984: if it is a function that the majority of the population would think was perfectly acceptable if performed by a live human police officer then we have no moral high ground declaring that the same task performed by machines is somehow more reprehensible.

        In fact the moral high ground lies with our acknowledgement that we want certain safety and security measures to be enacted but that we won’t allow our decisions to be made by our budget or a ludditical fantasy of never using technology to defend ourselves.
        We can even use technology to defend ourselves from missteps in other areas where we were attempting to use technology to defend ourselves.

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        • kittens June 19, 2013 at 12:06 am

          I heard the city of Portland already has 3 police cars outfitted with the plate scanners. They look like regular cruisers

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  • Austin June 19, 2013 at 8:05 am

    I swear, every time I have a close call with a car, it is a white pickup truck. I’ve discussed this with some friends, and they’ve had similar experiences.

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  • Sho June 19, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Looks familiar to a truck that was described with WA plates a while back on here, where someone in the truck threw a paintcan or something at a bicyclist in NoPo.

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