Crime Stoppers Featured Case #18-18 Courtesy Inn Motel Arson



The Portland Police Bureau, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect in a hotel arson.

On December 27, 2017, at approximately 6:00 p.m., Portland Fire & Rescue and Portland Police responded to the Courtesy Inn Motel, located at 11324 Northeast Sandy Boulevard, on the report of a fire at the motel.

During the investigation, fire investigators learned that the suspect poured gasoline around a parked car and a motel room door, igniting a fire, and leaving the area. Investigators reviewed area surveillance video and located images of the suspect, which are being released to the public to aid in this investigation.

The suspect is described as an older white male, large physical frame, wearing a two-toned sweatshirt or jacket, a baseball cap, and a small ponytail sticking out the back of the hat.

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