Man charged with assault after stabbing 2 men in Beaverton

Published: Sep. 26, 2022 at 11:24 AM PDT
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WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ore. (KPTV) - A 48-year-old man has been indicted on multiples charges following a stabbing that injured two other men in Beaverton earlier this month.

On Sept. 13, just after 3 p.m., officers were called out to a stabbing at the intersection of Southwest Oleson Road and Southwest Garden Home Road. Officers arrived and found two men, 51-year-old Juan Rodriguez and 47-year-old Michael Pickens, both from Portland, suffering from stab wounds. Police said Pickens had also been sprayed with mace.

The suspect, identified as Noah Douglas Kronsteiner, of Portland, was located by officers inside Bulldog Deli, located at 7321 SW Garden Home Road. Police said he was also suffering from stab wounds.

During an investigation, police learned Pickens was driving southbound on SW Oleson and had stopped in traffic when Kronsteiner began yelling at him. Kronsteiner then sprayed Pickens with mace while he was still inside his vehicle. According to police, Kronsteiner’s attack on Pickens was unprovoked.

Pickens exited his vehicle and was stabbed by Kronsteiner. Police said Juan Rodriguez was in a nearby park and came to Pickens’ aide after witnessing the assault. Kronsteiner also stabbed Rodriguez.

According to police, Rodriguez armed himself with a foldable pocketknife to defend himself and Pickens and stabbed Kronsteiner. Kronsteiner then fled on foot to Bulldog Deli.

Speaking with FOX 12, the wife of Rodriguez, Kimberly Vollmer, says she’s the man is a neighborhood regular and is afraid of what will happen if Kronsteiner is released.

“Cause I can guarantee you, and I’m not joking, this man, when he is let out, eventually, he will kill someone,” Vollmer says. “If you’re pulling out of a drive way, and you pull within 10 feet and he’s walking, he’ll slam on your car and start cussing you out and making a huge scene. “If you want to protect yourself, he pulls out pepper spray gel and he’ll spray you. Right there, just like that.”

Vollmer continued, saying nothing caused the attack.

“It’s unprovoked. You don’t have to do anything, you could be walking down the street right now and if he’s coming your way and he’s in a bad mood, you’re gonna know about it,” Vollmer says. “People need to be aware of what he looks like, who he is, and hat hes capable of, and what hes capable of, is anything.”

All three men were taken to area hospital for treatment and are expected to survive their injuries, according to police.

After being released from the hospital, Kronsteiner was booked into the Washington County Jail and indicted on charges of second-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon, menacing, first-degree criminal mischief, and unlawful use of mace.