Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on June 13th, 2017 at 7:44 am
Abdulrahman Noorah, the 21 year-old man who hit Fallon Smart with his car by speeding recklessly down Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard in August 2016, is wanted by the authorities this morning after removing his GPS monitoring device.
Noorah was on house arrest awaiting trial on several felony warrants. He is charged with Reckless Driving, Failure to perform duties of a driver (hit-and-run), Manslaughter in the First Degree and three counts of Reckless Endangerment. Noorah posted $100,000 bail (10 percent of the full amount) after his arrest last August and had been enlisted in the Multnomah County Sheriff Department’s Pretrial Services Program.
Crimestoppers Oregon announced yesterday that Noorah had removed his electronic monitoring device over the weekend. Here’s more from the official notice:
Investigators are concerned that Noorah may be experiencing a mental health crisis as a result of the arrest and pending trial.
Noorah is described as a Saudi Arabian male, 6’0″ tall, and 150 pounds. His last known location was in the area of Southeast 106th Avenue and Division Street.
Anyone seeing Noorah is asked to call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information or tips on his whereabouts may submit the information to Crime Stoppers of Oregon.
Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards 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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In addition to a suspected mental health crisis, it’s likely that Noorah is simply running away from his responsibilities as a driver. His past behavior shows that he has no respect for the law and should not even have had the privilege of driving. According to to court records, he has had about 16 parking citations since March 2015 — including several for not having license plates, parking in a loading zone, and lack of a proper permit. He appeared in court for his tickets three times between October 2015 and May 2016 Noorah was driving on suspended license when he hit Smart.
According to news reports, Noorah is a native of Saudi Arabia and was in the U.S. on a student visa.