True Crime

A Beloved Culinary Instructor Was Murdered. What Happened Next Was Stranger Than Fiction.

The plot seemed pulled straight from a bad romance novel, but friends and family are left wondering: why did Dan Brophy die?

05/31/2019 By Ciara O'Rourke

Block Buster

How One $50,000 Bust Revealed an Underworld of Portland Lego Crime

We investigate the teeny black market, brick by brick.

01/29/2019 By Marty Patail

History

7 Infamous Oregon Crimes (Besides D. B. Cooper)

From murders to bank robberies, we take a peek at the state's grisly past.

12/21/2018 By Allison Place

Crime

How a Botched Oregon Heist Led to the Birth of FBI Forensics

Back in 1923, three brothers staged a not-so-great train robbery.

12/21/2018 By Michelle DeVona

PDX Index

Can Portland's 911 Call Center Step Up Its Game?

Here's a look at the numbers.

11/20/2018 By James Stevens

Trophy Case

This Portland-Made Bracelet Has One Wild Backstory

Involving a waterlogged bronze babe and a full-on police investigation.

08/14/2018 By Alena Willbur

Books

A Portland Writer Tracks a Grisly 1849 Murder

Paul Collins's new book, Blood and Ivy, exhumes a once-infamous doctor-on-doctor crime.

07/20/2018 By Catherine Johnson

Television

This Portland Woman Spent 12 Years in Prison—for a Murder She Didn't Commit

New true crime series Evidence of Innocence tells an all-too-common story.

06/08/2018 By Talullah Plummer-Blanco

Dark Waters

A New Book Asks Questions about a Mother Turned Killer

In To the Bridge, Portland author Nancy Rommelmann attempts to comprehend an incomprehensible crime.

05/22/2018 By Fiona McCann

The Oregon Woman: No Shelter

In Rural Oregon, Victims of Domestic Violence Face Huge Barriers

A dispatch from Cave Junction.

04/24/2018 By Gosia Wozniacka

Art theft

Is This Portland’s Most Mind-Boggling Art Heist Ever?

A thief stole a work of art from the bathroom of Pip’s Original Doughnuts. The rub? They left a forged replica in its place.

10/25/2017 By Fiona McCann

True Crime

Sandy. Burnside. Two Streets at the Heart of Portland’s East Side—and Three Grisly Murders That Reveal Their History

From Native American trail to car mall, the Burnside-Sandy axis has seen a crime-stained past.

12/20/2016 By Marty Patail

Skull Games

How One Portland Special Agent Went Undercover to Stop Poaching and Smuggling

Make no mistake: we’re part of the world’s poaching and smuggling epidemic. Meet the Portland investigator battling it.

11/14/2016 By Ramona DeNies

HISTORY

Here's How Bad the Corruption Was in Prohibition Portland

A new book on local crime and vice makes Portland's modern-day "scandals" seem quaint.

02/01/2016 By Marty Patail

FASHION NEWS

Portland's Fashion Community Rallies to Catch a Shoplifter

Sarah Bibb of Folly reached out to the community to help her catch a shoplifter—and the viral efforts worked.

06/09/2015 By Eden Dawn

Feature

Amanda Marshall Cracks Down on Child Prostitution

Portland's top federal prosecutor pursues elusive sex traffickers.

10/11/2012 By Nigel Duara

CRIME

Dark Journey

As a teenager, David Pedersen went to prison after robbing two coffee stands. At 30, he got out—and went on a killing spree. This story examines his history in Oregon’s courts and prisons.

05/24/2012 By Alison Barnwell

Q & A

Rosie Sizer

Rosie Sizer became Portland's police chief in 2006. Lately, gang violence and a budget crisis have demanded her attention. We sat down with her in late March for a check-in.

05/19/2009 By Ted Katauskas