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Woman arrested for domestic violence in North Portland crash

Man in car with Heather Richardson had been stabbed.


A 24-year-old woman was arrested by Saturday morning and charged with domestic violence assault, coercion and reckless driving after Portland Police responded to a vehicle crash near 9243 N. Rivergate Blvd.

At 7:52 a.m. North Precinct officers received a call that a vehicle had crashed. The driver of the car, Heather Richardson, 24, was arrested.

According to a Portland Police Bureau press release, investigators learned that the crash had been the result of mobile domestic dispute. An adult male had suffered a stab wound and was transported to an area hospital with a non-life threatening injury.

The investigation is ongoing, but police believe the occupants of the vehicle had been at an area hotel and a dispute occurred. This led to the suspect stabbing the victim. They both left the hotel in the vehicle.

Richardson was driving the vehicle recklessly and eventually crashed.

This case represents the third serious incident involving domestic violence in less than a week.