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Car with engine sheared away
Car with engine sheared away
UPDATE #2: Driver Arrested For Causing Serious Injury Crash (Photo) - 07/28/21

The driver who intentionally caused a serious head-on crash July 21 has been arrested thanks to tips from the public.

After the crash, Portland Police Assault Detectives initially ran the license plate of the suspect vehicle, but discovered that it had been purchased and never registered in the buyer's name. After releasing photographs taken at the scene, they received numerous tips from the public that led the identification of the suspect. Tips from the public also led to the location of the suspect vehicle. The female seen in the photo driving the vehicle switched places with the suspect after he caused the crash. She has been identified.

Today, July 28, 2021, PPB Detectives and Gresham Police arrested Joshua D. Henry, 39, of Gresham. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Assault in the Second Degree and Reckless Driving.

The investigation is still ongoing and there will likely be more arrests.

The Bureau is grateful for all who assisted by sending in information, and to the Gresham Police Department for its assistance.

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Portland Police Bureau Assault Detectives have developed information related to a head-on collision that took place on July 21, 2021. Detectives are looking for a white, 2000 Saturn 200 with Oregon license 594FBF. Detectives believe it may have front end damage. They are interested in identifying the occupants of the car at the time of the crash and have released two photographs they hope will generate tips.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact Detective Calvin Goldring Calvin.Goldring@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0256 or Detective Anthony Zoeller Anthony.Zoeller@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0743.

Photo: Exterior view of Saturn car
Photo: Passenger side view of people in car


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Two vehicle occupants are in the hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries after a head-on crash on Northeast Glisan Street in the Hazelwood neighborhood, and the crash is now being investigated as an assault.

On Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 4:35p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a serious injury crash on Northeast Glisan Street near Northeast 114th Avenue. When they arrived they found two vehicles were serious damage, including one whose engine was sheared away (photos). Portland Fire and Rescue and American Medical Response responded and three people were transported to the hospital. Two of them, both adult males, were ejected from one of the vehicles. They have life threatening injuries. A driver in the other vehicle, also an adult male, was taken to the hospital with fractured legs.

Due to the seriousness of the injuries, the Portland Police Traffic Division Major Crash Team (MCT) was activated. During the investigation, Northeast Glisan Street is closed both directions between Northeast 112th Avenue and Northeast 114th Avenue.

Preliminary investigation suggest that a third vehicle hit one of the vehicles and the impact pushed it over the center line and head-on into the vehicle coming the opposite direction. The suspect vehicle left the scene before police were called. No suspect information is being released at this time. However, Assault detectives have been called and are working with the MCT. If anyone has information about the what happened before, during, or after the crash, has any video or photographic evidence, or knows anything about the suspect or suspect vehicle, they're asked to contact Detective Calvin Goldring at Calvin.Goldring@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0256, or Detective Anthony Zoeller at Anthony.Zoeller@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0743.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. An update will be provided when appropriate.

Photo 1 description: small white 4 door sedan with engine torn away, heavy damage, doors open, sits in a lawn. Another damaged car is in the background against a pole.
Photo 2 description: Piece of vehicle engine with two wheels lying in grass
Photo 3 description: A silver sedan with heavy front end damage rests against a utility pole
Photo 4 description: Silver sedan from the side. Police officers and firefighters seen working in the background

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