Success Stories



Crime Stoppers Tips Lead to Identification and Arrest of Robbery Suspect

On October 25, 2014, Portland Police Bureau Robbery detectives arrested a 17-year-old girl in connection with two robberies that occurred in August 2014. Anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers of Oregon led to her identification and ultimately her arrest.

17-year-old Stevonna Slater was contacted by North Precinct officers and agreed to voluntarily come to the Detective Division for an interview. Once interviewed by Robbery detectives, Slater was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on two counts of Robbery in the Second Degree.

This investigation started on August 9, 2014, at 5:12 a.m., when North Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Jackson’s Shell Station, located at 15 Northeast Broadway.

The victim told police that the suspect was armed with a handgun and demanded money. After obtaining some cash, the suspect ran out of the business.

At 5:21 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Plaid Pantry store, located at 2010 North Killingsworth Street on the report of an armed robbery.

Officers learned that the suspect in the 2nd robbery matched the description in the earlier robbery.

Surveillance video and still images were released and can be viewed at: http://youtu.be/wEzImapFo8s

Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call (503) 823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information. Tips can be left in English or Spanish.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.


Crime Stopper Tip Leads to the Arrest of a 2012 Homicide Suspect from Lakewood, WA

Michael Eugene Rowland 30

On Friday October 17, 2014, the US Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force arrested 30-year-old Michael Eugene Rowland on a murder warrant connected with a 2012 homicide in Lakewood, Washington.

An anonymous person reported seeing Rowland to Crime Stoppers after seeing the case profiled on the TV show, “Washington’s Most Wanted.”

Rowland was arrested in Southeast Portland without incident and was booked into the Multnomah County Jail, where he awaits extradition to Washington.

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in featured cases, or any unsolved felonies, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call (503) 823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.


Crime Stoppers Tips Lead to Identification and Arrest of 4 Juveniles for Kenilworth Park Fires

Arson Investigators from the Portland Police Bureau and Portland Fire & Rescue have arrested four juveniles in connection with several fires this Summer in Southeast Portland’s Kenilworth Park.

The four male juveniles, ranging in age from 11 to 15 years old, face charges ranging from Arson in the Second Degree to Reckless Burning.

Anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers of Oregon led to the identification of the suspects.

Between July 12 and August 3, 2014, firefighters and police responded to 10 fires in the area of Kenilworth Park, located at Southeast 32nd Avenue and Holgate Street.

The fires were small trash fires in the park and, in one case, a burning mattress left near the northwest corner of the park. One fire damaged a fire hydrant.