Police: Plaid Pantry hit-and-run driver arrested

Police: Plaid Pantry hit-and-run driver arrested

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Police: Plaid Pantry hit-and-run driver arrested

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by KGW.com Staff

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Posted on January 17, 2014 at 4:01 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 17 at 4:03 PM

PORTLAND -- Police arrested a woman Thursday who allegedly fled after two different hit-and-run crashes on Jan. 2 in Southeast Portland.

Monique Ann Cortez-Munos, 19, turned herself in to police and was booked in the Multnomah County Jail on hit-and-run and reckless driving charges.

It all started early Thursday, Jan. 2 when a woman driving a red station wagon smashed through the front doors and windows of the Plaid Pantry at Southeast 82nd Avenue and Southeast Duke Street. 

The car took out the metal door frames, windows, displays and even some food, but no people were hurt.

Then, the driver traveled north on Southeast 82nd, turned at Tolman Street, and veered onto the sidewalk. The car sideswiped a parked car, damaging the station wagon's wheels.

After that, the suspect's car collided with Cameron Van Dyke's truck, which was parked outside of his house. He woke up and rushed out in his slippers to see the driver and her male passenger running away.

Police found the passenger and questioned him, but the female driver remained on the loose. Police later identified Cortez-Munos as the driver.


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