Success Stories

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 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 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.

Five Arrested for Fred Meyer Robbery

On Wednesday, June 24, 2009, a group of five males entered the Fred Meyer at 82nd Avenue and Johnson Creek, in a well-orchestrated effort to steal Blu-Ray discs.

On Thursday, June 25, 2009 a tipster called Crime Stoppers with information on the names and locations of the suspects involved in the robbery. With the help of the tipster all five suspects were arrested and Crime Stoppers rewarded the tipster for their help in solving the case.

Harold Joseph Andres Arrested for Vancouver Safeway Pharmacy Robberies

Vancouver Police, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers, arrested Harold Joseph Andres for two seperate Safeway Pharmancy robberies. Andres stole $10,000 worth of prescription drugs and was charged with four counts of Robbery in the first degree.

Thanks to an anonymous tipster this case was solved!