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31 Oct 2014
1 Nov 2014
Police arrest woman in March hit-and-run death
Driver of vehicle still being sought
Portland police have arrested a 43-year-old Corbett woman in connection with the March 31 hit-and-run death of pedestrian Nancy Schoeffler on West Burnside Street.
Police took Angela Dawn Kaps-Collins into custody Monday and charged her with hindering prosecution and tampering with physical evidence. She was being held at the Multnomah County Jail on $200,000 bail, but police said she was not the driver of the vehicle that struck Schoeffler.
Police are still searching for the suspected driver, 23-year-old Ashley Chavez. Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to her arrest.
Chavez is described as a white female, 5 feet 3 inches tall and 145 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.
People can send a Crime Stoppers tip online at crimestoppersoforegon.com, text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave the information.
Police also recovered the vehicle believed to be used in the hit and run.
Schoeffler, 63, was killed at about 11:20 p.m. in the 2800 block of West Burnside Street as she apparently tried to cross the road and was struck by a vehicle.
A short time after the accident, witnesses reported seeing two women arguing at a QFC grocery store parking lot at Southwest Barnes and Miller roads, about two miles west of where Schoeffler was killed. Police were looking for a late-'90s black Honda Accord with damage to the hood and windshield.
The women arguing in the parking lot were short and stocky with blond hair, wearing caps with what looked like Portland Timbers logos.