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Court docs: Release recommended for man accused of stalking police

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Eric Crowl, jail booking photo (Courtesy: Portland Police) Eric Crowl, jail booking photo (Courtesy: Portland Police)
Courtesy: Portland Police Bureau Courtesy: Portland Police Bureau

Officials are recommending the release of a man who was arrested earlier this month after Portland police found numerous firearms in his car across from the East Precinct.  

Police arrested 39-year-old Eric Crowl on Aug. 7 after officers observed him allegedly filming officers and conducting surveillance of the building.  

Several firearms, including an AR-15 rifle, several pistols and ammunition, were seized from the man’s car.  

Officers said they had previously spotted Crowl multiple times in April watching officers entering and leaving the building.

Police report that Crowl also had a police scanner in his car.

Court documents said Crowl told police that he respects law enforcement and never meant any harm or ill will towards anyone.

Crowl’s wife said her husband performs surveillance on police so he can hold them accountable because they do not wear body cameras, according to documents.

Both Crowl and his wife added that Crowl tried to contact the East Precinct Police Captain multiple times to let officers know what he was doing.   

According to court documents, Crowl’s neighbor told police that he is “a big teddy bear” and she feels safe with him living nearby. She added that she couldn’t imagine Crowl hurting anyone.  

Court officials are recommending Crowl’s release under a supervision plan while his case is pending.

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