Oregon City Shooting Appears to Be Domestic Violence (Photo)
On January 26, 2015 around 1:48 pm Oregon City Police received the report of a domestic disturbance between a husband in wife in the area of Meyers Rd and Gaffney Ln. The victim reported her husband was shooting at her, while they were driving in separate vehicles.
The victim, identified as 54 year old female from Oregon City, was able to escape her husband and contact local police. She was located in the neighborhood with help from a Good Samaritan and transported to a local area hospital for gunshot wounds she received during the incident.
The husband, identified as a 55 year old Oregon City resident, was located by Oregon City Police in his vehicle not far from the initial call location. Oregon City Police, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, and OSP contacted the husband in his vehicle with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was transported to a local area hospital for his gunshot wound.
Oregon City Police Detectives and the Clackamas County Major Crimes teams are currently investigating the shooting, which appears to be related to domestic violence. The names of the victim and suspect are not being released at this time.
Gaffney Lane Elementary School and North Clackamas Christian School were put in a lock out as a precautionary measure due to their proximity to the original call location. Both Schools have been returned to normal status.
The female victim in this case was transported to OHSU to be treated for her gunshot wounds. She is currently in critical, but stable condition.
The male suspect was transported to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center to be treated for his gunshot wound. He is in critical, but stable condition.
Oregon City Police have released a photo of the suspect and victim vehicle in this case. The male suspect was driving a turquoise Ford F-150 truck and the female victim was driving a white Ford Explorer SUV. Investigators believe there was a vehicle chase between the suspect and victim through several Oregon City streets during this domestic disturbance, which ended near the intersection of Glenview Ct and Squire Dr.
The car chase occurred in the area of Jessie Ct, Leland Rd, Meyers Rd, Gaffney Ln, Glenview Ct, and Squire Dr. Oregon City Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed a vehicle chase between the suspect and victim vehicles to contact the Oregon City Tip Line at (503) 496-1616.
The Oregon City Police Department has released the names of the victim and suspect in the Domestic Violence shooting which occurred on January 26, 2015 in Oregon City just before 2:00 pm.
The victim was identified as 54 year old Jan Marie Moffatt of Oregon City. She was transported to OHSU to receive treatment for gunshot wounds she received during the incident. Ms. Moffatt is in critical, but stable condition.
The suspect was identified as 55 year old Timothy Oliver Moffatt of Oregon City. He was transported to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center for a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The suspect is in critical, but stable condition.
Oregon City Police Detectives and the Clackamas County Major Crimes team are investigating the sequence of events which lead up to the shooting yesterday in Oregon City.
Shots fired inside Oregon City Home, SWAT Team doesn't find suspect inside. (Photo)
Around 11:37pm on Thursday night (01/22/15), a call came into 911 reporting 5 gun shots heard coming from 329 Myrtle St. in Oregon City. The caller reported hearing about 5 gun shots followed by someone calling for help. While OCPD was responding, a second call came into 911 from the homeowner of the Myrtle St. home, reporting his roommate just fired 6 shots from a .44 cal handgun inside the house.
OCPD Officers arrived within less than 2 minutes and set up a perimeter around the house. The homeowner owner and his friend came out and met with police, reporting the suspect ran upstairs. OCPD repeatedly tried unsuccessfully to call the suspect from the home. Eventually the Clackamas County Inter-agency SWAT team responded to assist with trying to remove the suspect from the home and arrest him safely.
After several hours with no contact, the SWAT team made entry into the home and found the suspect was not inside. OCPD believes the suspect fled out a downstairs side door of the home as they were arriving. No one inside the home was shot or injured during the incident.
The suspect is identified as 31 year old Christopher John Earl Porter. He is described as a white male, about 5'11" tall, 170 lbs with short blonde hair. The weapon allegedly used was found inside the home, but it is not known if he is armed with any other weapons at this time.
Anyone with information on Mr. Porter's whereabouts is asked to call the Oregon City Police Department at (503)655-8211. Mr. Porter is wanted for the crimes of Unlawful use of a Weapon and Menacing.
Christopher Porter arrived at the Oregon City Police Department at around 11:00 am to turn himself in. Following an interview, he was taken into custody and lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on one count of Menacing (bail $7,500) and one count of Unlawful Use of a Weapon (bail $15,000). Detectives continue to investigate details of the incident.
Oregon City Police Arrest Man for Cutting Woman's Hair at the Dollar Tree (Photo)
On December 30, 2014 just after 4:00 pm Oregon City Police were called to the area of the Oregon City Shopping Center after mall security reported a suspicious male had cut a female customer's hair with scissors at the Dollar Tree Store. Patrol Officers located the suspect on McLoughlin Blvd near the shopping center shortly after the call came out. The suspect was identified as 27 year old Jared Weston Walter of Milwaukie, Oregon.
The victim was identified as a 31 year old female from Oregon City. Investigators believe Walter followed the female around in the Dollar Tree Store and cut her hair while she was waiting in the check stand line. Walter promptly left the Dollar Tree Store and was located by Oregon City Police soon after.
Jared Weston Walter was arrested for one count of Harassment and a Parole Violation. Walter was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail. No bail has been set.