PORTLAND, Ore. – On June 16th, Portland Police say a woman was approached and stabbed while waiting for a bus at NE 82nd Avenue and NE Schuyler Street.

During the seemingly unprovoked attack, Police say the victim lost control of her 2 year old Chihuahua, Damu. The pup was last seen running along 82nd near the Banfield Pet Hospital. Damu does not have a collar, leash, or microchip.

If you believe you can ID the suspect, or have seen the Chihuahua, please call Portland Police.

Read the full press release from Portland Police below:


On June 16, 2019, at around 11:30 p.m., a female waiting for a bus at the NE 82nd Avenue/ NE Schuyler St bus stop when she was stabbed in the chest by an unknown male. The attack appeared to be random and unprovoked.

The suspect was described as a 30-year-old White male, approximately 5’5″ tall with a pudgy build. He had stubble on his chin and neck and short dark hair. At the time of the assault, he wore a plaid shirt, baggy jeans, white tennis shoes and a black or white baseball cap. A sketch of the suspect is attached (PHOTO).

The adult female victim lost control of her 2-year-old Chihuahua named Damu during the incident. Damu was last seen running in the area of 82nd Avenue near the Banfield Pet Hospital. Damu does not have a collar or leash and has not been micro-chipped. A picture of Damu is attached (PHOTO).

If you can ID the suspect or have any information that can assist in the investigation or have located Damu please contact Det. Jeff Sharp and/or Det. Shaye Samora.

DET Shaye Samora Email: Shaye.Samora@portlandoregon.gov
Desk: 503-823-0416 // Cell: (503) 793-3158

DET Jeff Sharp Email: [email protected]
Desk: 503-823-9773 // Cell: (503) 793-8376

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