Incidents of apparent hate crimes and hate group activities listed here are drawn primarily from media sources. These incidents include only a fraction of the approximately 191,000 reported and unreported hate crimes that a 2005 government report estimated occur annually.
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West Linn, OR
Eva Chapin, 34, was charged with suspicion of harassment and two counts of second-degree intimidation for allegedly leaving racist sticky notes on the door of her neighbor, a naturalized American citizen from Ghana.
Jeremiah Jerome Mauer, 30, and Steven Ray Grangood, 32, members of the skinhead group United Aryan Empire (UAE), were arrested on weapons charges. Another member, Timothy McMurphy, 28, was arrested on a parole violation. These arrests come after a police investigation of a murder plot and various hate crimes. On Jan. 13, Greg Tinnell, 43, also a member of UAE, was arrested for his alleged involvement in two recent shootings on charges of unlawful use of a weapon and being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm. On Jan. 19, another UAE member Warren Gerald Browning, 35, was charged with first-degree attempted assault and unlawful possession of a sawed-off shotgun after police began investigating incidents in the area. On Jan. 23, Jeremiah Mauer, 30; Gregory Tinnell, 43; and Warren Gerald Browning, 35, were arrested and face one count of racketeering each and two counts of conspiracy to commit murder in connection with a shooting in a local home. They also face second-degree assault, riot and felon in possession of firearms charges. And on Jan. 30, another UAE member, Matthew Marc Reed, 24, was arrested on first-degree attempted assault and conspiracy to commit murder charges.
White supremacist David "Joey" Pederson, 34, was sentenced to two life terms in prison for the carjacking murders of an Oregon teenager mistakenly thought to be Jewish and of a black man in northern California. Pederson also was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the deaths of his father and stepmother.
White supremacist Holly Ann Grigsby was sentenced to life without parole in connection with the murders of four people across three states in 2011.
Three suspected white supremacists were arrested after authorities allegedly discovered methamphetamines, a marijuana grow operation, and five weapons at a residence.
White supremacist David 'Joey' Pedersen, 33, pleaded guilty to two counts of carjacking resulting in death for his part in a 2011 killing spree.
White supremacist Holly Ann Grigsby pled guilty to racketeering in connection with a 2011 road trip that allegedly culminated in the murders of four people. Grigsby and her boyfriend, fellow white supremacist David Pedersen, allegedly killed Pedersen's father and step mother, a black man and a 19-year- old stranger who was singled out because they thought he was Jewish.
After a months-long drug and weapons investigation, law enforcement raided two triplex units that were allegedly a central location for members of the white supremacist gangs the European Kindred, Brood and FBK. James Dean Phillips, 45; Jesse Jerome Phillips, 34; Sarah Dunn, 32; Danielle Palen, 22; Jamie Coleman, 43; Kenneth Wellman, 48; Anthony Staggs, 42; and Joshua Ryan Sparks, 35, were arrested on a variety of charges.
A man walking with his boyfriend and their pink poodle was allegedly attacked by a man who yelled anti-gay comments. George Allen Mason Jr., 22, was arrested for investigation of second-degree intimidation, second-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon and reckless driving.
A racial slur was carved into the door at St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church. The incident was listed as a hate crime in the department’s daily service call log.