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Remains of Woman Missing Since 2015 Found in May in Fairview - Crime Stoppers Featured Case #18-25 (Photo) - 06/14/19

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help with a missing person and death investigation.

In March 2015, Tiffany Bettis (also known as Melinda Smith) was reported missing. At the time, she maintained a home in Fairview, Oregon and also lived in Roseburg, Oregon. She was reportedly last seen at the Quality Inn in Gresham around March 2, 2015.

On May 20, 2019, human skeletal remains were located in the area of Northeast 223rd Avenue and Marine Drive in Fairview. The Medical Examiner's Office determined that the remains were that of Tiffany Bettis. The cause and manner of death remain under investigation.

According to investigators, Tiffany left behind three children and a large family. Multiple people have reported to investigators that they do not believe Tiffany would have left behind her children willingly. The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is seeking any information about Tiffany Bettis, her disappearance, and her death. Foul play has not been ruled out in this case.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit https://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/support.php

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #19-14 - Fire Investigation (Photo) - 06/10/19

The Portland Police Bureau and Portland Fire & Rescue, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to identify the suspect who started a fire at a Northwest Portland apartment complex.

On May 19, 2019, at approximately 4:30 p.m., an unknown suspect started a fire in the stairwell of a Northwest Portland apartment complex. Investigators do not believe that the suspect was a tenant but may have been a visitor. The suspect set fire to an item of clothing in the stairwell. There were no injuries as a result of the fire.

Surveillance images show that the suspect is a Black male, wearing a green shirt, black pants, a white baseball hat with the word "Worldwide" on the front, wearing over-the-ear headphones. The suspect also appears to have tattoos or scars on his upper right arm.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit https://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/support.php

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Public's Help Sought to Solve 2007 Homicide - Crime Stoppers Featured Case #19-13 (Photo) - 06/07/19

The Washington County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve the 2007 disappearance and homicide of a 15-year-old boy.

On May 7, 2007, 15-year-old Alejandro "Alex" Castrejon-Tovar was reported missing to the Washington County Sheriff's Office. Alex, who also went by the nickname "Smiley," was reportedly last seen boarding a bus in June 2007 on Southwest Farmington Road in Beaverton.

On November 18, 2008, Alex's body was found in an area of thick brush near Southwest Shelton Street and 160th Avenue in Aloha.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined Alex was the victim of a homicide.

According to investigators, Alex was associating with street gang members around the time of his disappearance, although it is not known if his association played a role in his death.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit https://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/support.php

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #19-12 - Vandalism to Law Office (Photo) - 06/03/19

The Portland Police Bureau, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to identify the suspect or suspects involved in the vandalism of a Northeast Portland law firm.

Sometime on the weekend of April 26 -- 28, 2019, an unknown person or persons put a garden hose through the mail slot of a Northeast Portland law firm and turned on the water. The water ran for an unknown period of time, causing damage likely to be in the tens of thousands of dollars.

After the vandalism, an anonymous email with a claim of responsibility was sent to Portland media. The email indicated that the law office was targeted due to legal work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit https://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/support.php

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #19-11 - Saigon Market Robbery (Photo) - 05/23/19

The Portland Police Bureau, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to identify the suspect involved in an armed robbery of a Northeast Portland convenience store.

On April 27, 2019, at approximately 7:30 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Saigon Market, located at 1111 Northeast 82nd Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victim who told police that the suspect entered the store, armed with a handgun, and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the store and was las seen walking westbound on Northeast Multnomah Street.

Surveillance images of the suspect are being released to aid in this investigation.

The suspect is described as Black male, 30 to 40 years old, 5'10" to 6'00" tall, a thin mustache, wearing black clothing and light-colored shoes, armed with a handgun.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit https://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/support.php

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #19-10 - Fugitive (Photo) - 05/21/19

The Portland Police Bureau, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to locate a fugitive wanted for a felony assault.

52-year-old Ericka Ronnea Hill has a felony warrant for Assault in the Second Degree in connection with a September 2018 stabbing where she and an accomplice assaulted and stabbed a 30-year-old man. Hill's accomplice has been arrested but Hill remains a fugitive from justice after being indicted for Assault in the Second Degree in October 2018.

Hill is described as a Black female, 5'6" tall, 148 pounds, with a scar near her left eyebrow, and wears glasses. Hill is likely to frequent areas where homeless gather in the Portland area.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit https://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/support.php

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