Hit and run driver arrested for injuring security officer www.privateofficer.com
PORTLAND OH June 28 2012 –Portland police arrested a man Tuesday evening in connection with an earlier hit-and-run at the Rose Quarter that left a security guard seriously injured.
Marc Lacy was being held in the Multnomah County jail on accusations of second-degree assault, first-degree criminal mischief, DUII and failure to perform the duties of a driver. He was expected in court Wednesday.
Portland Police were tipped to his location and arrested him about 8:30 in the 4500 block of N. Vancouver around 8:30pm.
Police were dispatched about 6:21 a.m. Tuesday to a report of a hit-and-run on North Benton Avenue and Winning Way in the Rose Quarter complex, said Sgt. Pete Simpson.
They found Elizabeth Forcia, 44, suffering from non life-threatening injuries. She was taken quickly to a hospital and released later Tuesday morning.
Forcia told police she saw a white Ford Explorer in a lot that was supposed to be secured. She saw that a chain had been cut or broken. She walked up to talk to the driver of the SUV, who was standing away from the Explorer.
Forcia said he ran to the vehicle, drove towards her and struck her with the SUV, Simpson said. She was able to photograph the man before he got into the car. (See photo above) The vehicle went on to slam into a TriMet bus shelter and then was later found abandoned.
Simpson praised her for having the presence of mind to snap the surprisingly clear photograph. “That’s a great piece of evidence,” he said. “People who know the suspect will recognize him in the photo and call police.”
The driver fled northbound on Winning Way, tried to turn left onto Williams Avenue but crashed into a power pole, then the bus shelter.