Naiobi Louise Williams

Naiobi Louise Williams, booking photo (Courtesy: Multnomah County Jail)

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - A woman was arrested Tuesday after she stole a dog by force from another woman in the Pearl District, according to court documents.

The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office said Naiobi Louise Williams, 32, is facing charges of third-degree robbery, first-degree theft, and second-degree animal neglect.

Court documents state that the victim was walking her dog, a Husky named Copper, near 1099 Northwest Overton when she came across Williams, who was also walking a Husky. The two had a brief conversation before going their separate ways.

According to court documents, shortly after going their separate ways Williams yelled 'give me that dog,' ran up to the victim, shoved her, and ripped the leash from her hands.

Witnesses rushed to help the victim and stopped Williams from leaving with Copper.

Police arrived to the scene and spoke with Williams.

According to court documents, Williams said she shoved the victim and grabbed the leash because she "believed the dog was stolen and that she would be a better owner." She also told police that her intent was to take the dog by force.

Police asked Williams about the Husky she already had in her possession, but she couldn't provide any information about it and said that she found it a couple weeks ago, according to court documents.

Court documents state that the Husky was in poor health. Police took the dog to be treated at a local pet hospital.

When Williams was asked why she didn't look for the owner of the Husky, court documents state that she told police it was "too much effort."

The rightful owner has not been located, according to court documents.

Williams was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail. Court documents state that officers located eight active warrants for Williams and determined five of them to be extraditable.

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Another Portland vagrant transient criminal causing problems in downtown.

Frederick Fukov

Oh my gawd. Do a google search of this chick and you'll find a rash of arrests. Appears to be your typical vagrant loser who wears out their welcome one place, and eventually treks their homelessness to Portland, where they will be welcomed and enabled with open arms. The prudent thing to do would be to not waste time with this latest set of law-breaks here in Portland, and bus her ugly --- back to Corvallis and let them deal with her.


most criminals reported on here, you can just google and see the mayhem these people cause. when you google a spanish person reported on, you find nothing because most of them are from south of the border and have basically broken into oregon.

Lawlessness Brings Destruction

Some of that lack of reporting of criminal records of illegals is because police don't release the information and the FBI didn't track a lot of it, especially during the Obama years. But federal programs like SCAAP did. Even the media doesn't release it because it would be "racist" to ID a foreign national as an illegal alien even though illegal immigration is not a "race" and neither are the crimes committed by illegals. Releasing criminal histories would definitely highlight the failed Democrat sanctuary policies as they continue importing a new voting bloc to replace law abiding American citizens who are waking up to the fact that lawlessness that brings destruction.


A land fill would be a more fitting place for her, along with the rest of the homeless deadbeats. But, since Portland is already a cesspool, just keep her there with the rest of the trash.

Frederick Fukov

I don't know about "landfill," but Portland has certainly become a cess pool.

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