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December 5, 2014 at 7:02 AM

Suspect in 4 Portland bank robberies arrested

The Associated Press OREGON CITY, Ore.— A Portland man suspected in a series of bank robberies in the Portland area was arrested Thursday afternoon following the latest holdup. Members of a U.S. Marshals Service task force located the 27-year-old man, Narong Duangchathom, and recovered evidence from the robbery. He matches the description of a suspect in three robberies…


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November 5, 2013 at 4:40 PM

Autopsy: Man suspected of killing Oregon officer killed himself

The Associated Press OREGON CITY, Ore. — Oregon authorities say an autopsy shows an 88-year-old man who set fire to his house and fatally shot a police officer also killed himself. A statement released Tuesday by Clackamas County sheriff’s Sgt. Robert Wurpes says Lawrence Cambra’s death was a suicide caused by a single gunshot to the chest. Investigators previously…


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November 4, 2013 at 2:56 PM

Police: Oregon officer dies in shooting at house fire

The Associated Press

OREGON CITY, Ore. — Police in Oregon say a volunteer reserve officer has died after he was shot by an 88-year-old man they believe set fire to a house.

Authorities identified the officer as 41-year-old Robert Libke of the Oregon City Police Department.

Libke was part of a two-man team that was first to respond to reports that a man with a gun was outside a burning home on Sunday.

A SWAT team from the Clackamas County sheriff’s office killed the alleged gunman, identified Monday as Lawrence Cambra.

Investigators are trying to determine a motive but don’t believe the fire was set to lure police into an ambush.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.

Police said Monday that they believe an 88-year-old man set fire to his house, shot a volunteer reserve police officer and then was killed by a SWAT team.

The injured officer, 41-year-old Robert Libke of the Oregon City Police Department, was taken to a Portland hospital after the confrontation on Sunday. Officials have not released information about his condition.

Police identified the suspected gunman as Lawrence Cambra, who was one of two residents of the burned home. A woman who also lives there was uninjured.


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