Reward offered for man accused of Monday crime spree
- Jim Redden
- Portland Tribune - News
Police say David Chilton threatened PSU guard, robbed bank, carjacked SUV
Portland police say the same man who pointed a gun at a Portland State University security guard on Monday also robbed a bank and stole a vehicle with two children inside it from a woman in Northeast Portland that afternoon.
The children were released unharmed.
David William Chilton, 54, is the only suspect in both violent crimes. He is described as a white male, 5-foot-10 weighing 180 pounds with gray hair and a mustache. He was last seen wearing a dark green T-shirt and a tan baseball cap.
Chilton also has several tattoos on his right forearm.
Chilton was last seen driving a a white 1997 Toyota 4Runner with Oregon license plate 110CYU.
Anyone who sees Chilton or the vehicle is asked to immediately call 9-1-1.
The PSU episode unfolded Monday morning when a security guard approached Clinton and another man who were loitering on campus. According to police, Chilton pointed a gun at the guard and ran into a nearby parking garage. Police responded, closed streets around the garage, and ordered him to come out.
When police finally searched the garage hours later, the man was gone.
Then, at 3:47 p.m. Monday, the Key Bank branch at Northeast 102nd Avenue and Halsey Street was robbed at gunpoint by a suspect believed to be Chilton. He left a hoax explosive device behind.
After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money from the bank, the suspect took a vehicle in the parking lot from a woman and her children. They were released before he fled. Nobody was injured during either incident.
Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and you can remain anonymous. Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at www.crimestoppersoforegon.com, text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by a tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave information.