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Tip helps police catch hit-and-run suspect

ClintonAn anonymous tip helped Portland police arrest a Lake Oswego woman suspected of a hit and run incident in which a bicyclist was badly injured.

Miriam Ann Clinton, 29, turned herself into the central precinct of the Portland Police Bureau on Thursday afternoon. She was booked into jail on two counts of felony hit and run. Clinton will be arraigned in Multnomah County Court on Friday.

The charges were the result of a hit-and-run crash on Aug. 16 at 12:50 a.m. in which bicycle rider Henry Schmidt, 20, was knocked to the side of the road on Southwest Barbur Boulevard near the Capitol Highway ramp. Schmidt suffered severe injuries in the crash, but they were not life-threatening.

Schmidt did not know what happened to him and was unable to provide any information to officers.

An anonymous caller told Crime Stoppers of Oregon about the crash. It helped investigators track down the suspect vehicle, a black 2011 Subaru Legacy, at a body shop in Wilsonville. Further investigation during the next few days led to finding the identity of the driver.




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