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Story by The Oregon Herald Staff
Published on Tuesday January 26, 2021 - 5:30 AM

PORTLAND, Oregon - On January 25, 2020, at about 1:02 p.m., Portland Police began receiving calls about a vehicle that struck pedestrians and vehicles along several blocks west from Southeast 33rd Avenue and Stark Street down to Southeast 13th Avenue.

There are crime scenes along several blocks. Police ask that witnesses or anyone who finds what they believe is evidence, reach out to officers in the area or call the non-emergency number (503-823-3333) to provide information.

According to detectives, one of the pedestrians struck during this incident has died at an area hospital.

On January 25, 2021, at 1:02 p.m., officers from the Central Precinct responded to a hit and run to a pedestrian in the area of Southeast 33rd Avenue and Southeast Pine Street. As officers were responding, calls came into dispatch regarding additional hit and runs to cars and other pedestrians involving the same suspect vehicle.

The suspect vehicle crashed in the area of Southeast Stark Street and Southeast 18th Avenue. The driver of that vehicle fled on foot. Community members who witnessed the crash corralled the suspect until officers arrived on scene and took him into custody. The suspect is being processed and arrest information will be available at a later time.

The crime scene is very large and spans dozens of city blocks. Investigators from the Traffic Division and detectives are on scene to assist with the investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to please call Detective Joseph Corona at (503) 823-0508 or [email protected] or Detective Anthony Merrill at (503) 823-4033 or [email protected] and reference case #21-22752.