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UPDATE: Arrest Made in Fatal Hit and Run, Victim Identified - 01/24/23

On December 12, 2022, a hit and run crash on Southeast Division Street, east of Southeast 154th Avenue, resulted in the death of a motorcyclist. The motorcyclist is identified as 31-year-old Christopher Heil.

After an exhaustive investigation, the driver of the second vehicle was identified and arrested this morning, January 24, 2023, at 8:51 a.m., by Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Investigations Unit (TIU). The suspect is identified as 36-year-old Jeffery Schindler. Schindler was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on one count of Failure to Perform the Duty of a Driver (Resulting in Serious Injury or Death).

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***Original Message Below***

On Monday, December 12, 2022, at 4:51 p.m., officers from the East Precinct responded to a crash involving a motorcycle and a vehicle on Southeast Division Street, east of Southeast 154th Avenue. When officers arrived they found a motorcyclist lying in the street who was deceased. The driver of the other vehicle fled the scene.

The Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team has responded to the scene to investigate. During the investigation Southeast Division Street will be closed between Southeast 154th Avenue and Southeast 158th Avenue.

If anyone has information about the incident, please contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov , attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 22-329207.

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