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2011 Homicide of LJ Irving Remains Unsolved - Crime Stoppers Featured Case #11-36 (Photo) - 06/26/19

The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in solving the 2011 homicide of Leonard "LJ" Irving.

This investigation began on Sunday June 26, 2011 at 12:37 a.m., when North Precinct officers responded to reports of a shooting at Northeast 82nd Avenue and Thompson Street.

Officers arriving in the area located 34-year-old Leonard James "LJ" Irving deceased as a result of a gunshot wound. Officers located a second man, Lamar Lovette Hill, suffering from a gunshot wound to the neck. A third man, Jeray Lashawn Jessie, walked into an area hospital sometime later with a gunshot wound to the forearm. Both Hill and Jessie were 21 years old at the time of the shooting.

Detectives determined that there was some sort of disturbance, resulting in gunfire that injured the two men and killed Mr. Irving, a father of three young children.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash 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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Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit https://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/support.php

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #19-16 Fire Investigation (Photo) - 06/25/19

The Portland Police Bureau and Portland Fire & Rescue, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to identify the suspect who started a fire in a dumpster at a North Portland convenience store.

On March 3, 2019, at 10:50 p.m., Portland Fire & Rescue responded to the report of a dumpster fire at the Plaid Pantry, located at 6510 North Greeley Avenue. Store surveillance video showed a Black male enter the parking lot at 10:45 p.m. and walk towards the dumpster, moments before the fire started.

Surveillance video is available for viewing at: https://youtu.be/e54ecrxeT1A

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit https://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/support.php

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Reward Offered in Samuel Fast Buffalo Horse Homicide - Crime Stoppers Featured Case #19-15 (Photo) - 06/20/19

The Portland Police Bureau, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve the homicide of a 27-year-old Portland man.

On Wednesday June 12, 2019, at 9:24 p.m., Portland Police North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at Broughton Beach, located at 4701 Northeast Marine Drive.

Officers arrived at the scene and located a witness providing CPR to the victim, 27-year-old Samuel Fast Buffalo Horse. Despite the attempted life-saving measures, Fast Buffalo Horse died at the scene.

Officers and detectives learned that there was a large gathering of people on the beach prior to the shooting. A fight occurred and an unknown person fired a gun, striking and killing Fast Buffalo Horse. The suspect, along with potentially dozens of witnesses fled the area prior to police arrival.

Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help to identify the suspect and identify key witnesses to the shooting.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit https://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/support.php

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Public's Help Sought to Solve 2018 Homicide of Barak Rosen - Crime Stoppers Featured Case #18-24 (Photo) - 06/17/19

The Portland Police Bureau, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve the homicide of 30-year-old Barak Rosen.

On Sunday June 17, 2018, at 4:42 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the temporary Grant High School site, located at 3905 Southeast 91st Avenue, on the report of a deceased man on the track with an apparent gunshot wound.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and determined that the man was in-fact deceased. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office conducted an autopsy and determined Rosen died of homicidal violence as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.

There is no suspect information and no known reason why Rosen would become a victim of violence.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit https://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/support.php

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Remains of Woman Missing Since 2015 Found in May in Fairview - Crime Stoppers Featured Case #18-25 (Photo) - 06/14/19

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help with a missing person and death investigation.

In March 2015, Tiffany Bettis (also known as Melinda Smith) was reported missing. At the time, she maintained a home in Fairview, Oregon and also lived in Roseburg, Oregon. She was reportedly last seen at the Quality Inn in Gresham around March 2, 2015.

On May 20, 2019, human skeletal remains were located in the area of Northeast 223rd Avenue and Marine Drive in Fairview. The Medical Examiner's Office determined that the remains were that of Tiffany Bettis. The cause and manner of death remain under investigation.

According to investigators, Tiffany left behind three children and a large family. Multiple people have reported to investigators that they do not believe Tiffany would have left behind her children willingly. The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is seeking any information about Tiffany Bettis, her disappearance, and her death. Foul play has not been ruled out in this case.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit https://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/support.php

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #19-14 - Fire Investigation (Photo) - 06/10/19

The Portland Police Bureau and Portland Fire & Rescue, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to identify the suspect who started a fire at a Northwest Portland apartment complex.

On May 19, 2019, at approximately 4:30 p.m., an unknown suspect started a fire in the stairwell of a Northwest Portland apartment complex. Investigators do not believe that the suspect was a tenant but may have been a visitor. The suspect set fire to an item of clothing in the stairwell. There were no injuries as a result of the fire.

Surveillance images show that the suspect is a Black male, wearing a green shirt, black pants, a white baseball hat with the word "Worldwide" on the front, wearing over-the-ear headphones. The suspect also appears to have tattoos or scars on his upper right arm.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit https://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/support.php

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Public's Help Sought to Solve 2007 Homicide - Crime Stoppers Featured Case #19-13 (Photo) - 06/07/19

The Washington County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve the 2007 disappearance and homicide of a 15-year-old boy.

On May 7, 2007, 15-year-old Alejandro "Alex" Castrejon-Tovar was reported missing to the Washington County Sheriff's Office. Alex, who also went by the nickname "Smiley," was reportedly last seen boarding a bus in June 2007 on Southwest Farmington Road in Beaverton.

On November 18, 2008, Alex's body was found in an area of thick brush near Southwest Shelton Street and 160th Avenue in Aloha.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined Alex was the victim of a homicide.

According to investigators, Alex was associating with street gang members around the time of his disappearance, although it is not known if his association played a role in his death.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit https://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/support.php

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #19-12 - Vandalism to Law Office (Photo) - 06/03/19

The Portland Police Bureau, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to identify the suspect or suspects involved in the vandalism of a Northeast Portland law firm.

Sometime on the weekend of April 26 -- 28, 2019, an unknown person or persons put a garden hose through the mail slot of a Northeast Portland law firm and turned on the water. The water ran for an unknown period of time, causing damage likely to be in the tens of thousands of dollars.

After the vandalism, an anonymous email with a claim of responsibility was sent to Portland media. The email indicated that the law office was targeted due to legal work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit https://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/support.php

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