The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for your help in locating a wanted felon. Crime Stoppers originally asked for the public’s help on this case in March 2010.
45-year-old Paul Evans Winklebleck is wanted on felony warrants for kidnapping, criminal impersonation, assault, attempted rape and robbery. He is also wanted for child sex abuse and failing to register as a child sex offender.
On Thursday, March 4, 2010, at approximately 11:45 p.m., two women left the Roseland Theatre in Downtown Portland when they were approached by Winklebleck who fabricated a story informing the them that he was working for the Portland Police Bureau as a spotter and was willing to assist them in getting home because they might be intoxicated.
Believing his story, the two women agreed to let Winklebleck drive them home in their car because he said he worked for the police and it was his job to get them home. Once in their car Winklebleck displayed a knife, drove south on I-5 and took the Detroit Lake exit, stopping on a gravel road off the freeway. Once stopped the women were able to escape Winklebleck and run to a near by home where a resident called 9-1-1. Winklebleck fled the area and remains at large.
Winklebleck is a white male, approximately 5’11″ tall, and has a stocky build. He has reddish brown hair that is short and thick and also a thick goatee and mustache. He was last seen wearing a camouflage or hunting type of shirt or jacket and a matching hat. He also has a tattoo on his upper back “Combative for God.”
Two photos are being released of Winklebleck: His Oregon drivers license photo (March 2009) and one taken the night of the kidnapping.
Winklebleck was featured on the Lifetime television newtwork show “America’s Most Wanted” in January 2012.
Winklebleck may have changed his appearance and could be living under an assumed name.
Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and you can remain anonymous.
Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at www.crimestoppersoforegon.com, text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.
Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.
Source: Portland Police Bureau News Release