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Portland man accused of carjacking missionaries

On Behalf of | Mar 16, 2020 | Appeals |

On March 15, two religious missionaries parked their car in the Glenfair neighborhood on the 15800 block of Southeast Stark Street. A man approached them and demanded their vehicle.

At first, the two refused, but the man implied that he possessed a weapon. They got out of the 2019 Toyota RAV4 and the man drove away in it. No one was injured during the incident. The victims contacted the police immediately following.

Initially, authorities were unable to locate the suspect. Three hours into their search, they found the stolen car on the corner of Southeast Stark Street and 88th Avenue. Two individuals were found in the vehicle, but no firearm. Both were detained.

The driver of the stolen vehicle, Harold A. Davis, Jr., 41, was found to have an outstanding warrant through the Multnomah County Detention Center. He has charges of second-degree robbery, which is robbery with threat of physical harm or implication of a weapon, and unauthorized use of a vehicle.

This incident comes among many property crimes in Portland. According to The City of Portland Oregon Police Bureau, between January 2019 and January 2020, there were 51,724 property crimes reported. Of those, 7,131 concerned motor vehicle theft. There were 1,069 cases of robbery.

Glenfair is typically a safer neighborhood. There were 390 reported offenses of any kind in the area. Hazlewood, however, found directly west of Glenfair, holds the second-highest crime reports of a Portland neighborhood at 4,417.