On Tuesday March 22, 2016, at 11:19 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast 37th Avenue and Broadway on the report that a male driver was beating a female passenger in a vehicle traveling eastbound on Broadway.
Officers arrived in the area and contacted witnesses who described hearing a woman's voice screaming, "Call the police," and seeing a woman being shoved into a car. Another witness reported seeing the vehicle being driven eastbound on Broadway passing 37th Avenue.
Area surveillance video captured images of the vehicle showing the female as the car was being driven eastbound on Broadway at 37th Avenue. One photo shows the passenger door open and the woman appearing to yell out.
Witnesses described the driver as a white male with dark hair. The woman in the vehicle is described as a white female with blonde hair and a pony tail.
The vehicle appears to be a mid-1990s Toyota Corolla 4 door, light blue, with a broken out rear window.
An officer in the area of Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard and Stark Street may have seen the vehicle southbound on Chavez prior to the call being dispatched.
At this point, there are no reported missing persons matching this incident and it has not been determined if the male and female are acquaintances involved in a domestic disturbance.
The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help to identify the woman in the picture and/or the vehicle so that officers can follow-up and check the welfare of the woman.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333, reference case #16-89967.