The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public’s help in solving a hit and run to a bicyclist in North Portland, offering up to a $1000 reward for any information.
On Saturday June 15, 2013, at approximately 11:30 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to North Interstate Avenue, just North of Greeley Avenue, on the report of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle that fled the scene.
Officers arrived and determined that the pedestrian was actually a bicyclist, later identified as 59-year-old Mike Jan Cooley of North Portland. Medical personnel treating Cooley transported him to a Portland hospital with injuries initially believed to be non-life-threatening.
A witness described to police seeing a white Ford pick-up driving erratically before the crash, which occurred in the northbound lanes of Interstate Avenue.
Investigators believe that the suspect vehicle is a white 1993-1997 Ford F350 Crewcab pickup. The truck is believed to have two chrome step-up bars, at least on the driver’s side, and damage to the right front headlight area.
Pictures of a similar model truck have been released to assist the public in identifying the vehicle.
Cooley remains in critical condition at a Portland hospital.
Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this bicycle hit and run case, or any unsolved felony, and you can remain anonymous.
Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.
Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.
Reported by: Stasia Bliss
Sources: Portland Police Dept Press Release