In a bizarre turn of events, a stolen vehicle from Portland, Oregon, recently ended up in Hawaii. The vehicle, a 2019 Honda Accord, had been reported stolen over two months ago, yet no one was expecting it to turn up thousands of miles away.
According to law enforcement officials, the startling discovery was made when the vehicle was identified as part of a routine traffic stop in Kauai, a Hawaiian island located nearly 4,000 miles from Portland. The license plate of the car was matched to the missing vehicle’s registration, prompting a call to the Portland Police Bureau (PPB).
The PPB was able to confirm that the car was indeed the one reported stolen in Portland on April 3. How the car made it all the way to Hawaii remains a mystery, but the PPB is actively investigating the case and attempting to determine who was driving the car.
The vehicle has since been impounded and is being held by the Kauai Police Department pending its return to the PPB. It is unclear at this time if the suspect, or suspects, will face charges, as the investigation is still ongoing.
The case has been a source of confusion for both the PPB and the Kauai Police Department, with one officer noting that the incident was “definitely an unusual one.” It is an example of the strange and unexpected paths that stolen vehicles can take, and serves as a reminder to be vigilant when it comes to car theft.
The PPB is asking anyone with information on the stolen car to contact them at 503-823-3333.
In an uncommon occurrence, a 2019 Honda Accord that had been pilfered in Portland, Oregon, was located in Hawaii. The car, which had been reported stolen on April 3, was identified during a routine traffic stop on Kauai, a Hawaiian island situated 4,000 miles away. Utilizing the vehicle’s license plate, the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) was able to ascertain that it was the same car reported stolen.
The PPB has launched an investigation to determine who was driving the vehicle, but the precise method by which it reached Hawaii remains unknown. The car has been impounded by the Kauai Police Department and is awaiting return to the PPB. It is uncertain if the suspect, or suspects, will be charged for the crime, as the probe is still in progress.
The PPB and the Kauai Police Department have been left befuddled by the incident, with one officer remarking that it was “definitely an unusual one.” It serves as a reminder of the unexpected paths that stolen vehicles can take, and serves as a reminder to remain vigilant when it comes to car theft.
Anybody with information regarding the stolen car is encouraged to contact the PPB at 503-823-3333.