Man accused of selling stolen car to local residents

Authorities are hoping the public can help

By Stefanie Donahue, Columbian staff writer



The Portland Police Bureau, along with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is looking to identify a man suspected of selling a stolen car.

The car was sold within a day of it being reported stolen in October 2012.

Two Vancouver residents paid the suspect, whom they met through an advertisement on Craigslist, $5,800 in cash for the 2005 Toyota Scion. After the purchasers attempted to register the car, they realized it was stolen.

The buyers took a photo of the suspect at the time of purchase and authorities are looking for help from the public to identify him.

He is described as a male in his mid-to-late 20s, 5 feet 10 inches, 170 pounds with red hair and blue eyes.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest in the case or any unsolved felony. Tips can remain anonymous.

To leave a tip with Crime Stoppers, go to Or text CRIMES (274637), and in the subject line put 823HELP. Tips can also be made over the phone by calling 503-823-HELP (4357).