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Death Investigation Underway in Downtown Portland - One Person Deceased - 05/22/18

On Monday, May 21, 2018, at 11:08 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of an injured person lying on the sidewalk on Southwest 2nd Avenue between Southwest Ash Street and Southwest Ankeny Street.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived on the scene and located an adult female on the east sidewalk of Southwest 2nd Avenue. Responding officers provided the injured person with emergency first aid; however, when emergency medical responders arrived, they determined the woman was deceased.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail will lead this death investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division, members of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office, and a representative from the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office have also responded to assist with this investigation.

The investigation is in its early stages and no additional information will be available until after the start of business on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

Southwest 2nd Avenue is closed to all traffic between Southwest Oak Street and Southwest Burnside Street during this investigation.

Based on the initial investigation there is not believed to be a danger to the community in regards to this death investigation.

Anyone who was information, including possible video surveillance, of this investigation should contact the Detective Division's Homicide Detail at 503-823-0479.

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Shooting Investigation Monday Afternoon in NE Portland -- No Known Injuries - 05/21/18

On Monday, May 21, 2018, at 1:26 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 4800 block of Northeast 15th Avenue.

During the investigation, officers canvassed the area, searching for possible victims, suspects and evidence of gunfire. Evidence of gunfire was located on Northeast 15th Avenue.

There were no injured persons located at the scene of this shooting or that arrived at area hospitals. There were also no reports of any property damage as a result of this shooting.

This shooting investigation is in the early stages.

During this investigation, Northeast 15th Avenue will be closed between Northeast Wygant Street and Northeast Alberta Street.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Shooting Investigation Underway on SE Powell Blvd - One Person Injured - 05/19/18

On Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 9:40 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 9900 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard on the report that a person had been shot.

Officers arrived in the area and located an adult male victim suffering from what was believed to be serious but non-life-threatening gunshot injuries. Officers applied a tourniquet prior to emergency medical personnel arriving on scene. When emergency medical responders arrived, they provided the man medical aid and transported him to an area hospital by ambulance.

Officers searched the area for possible suspects, additional victims and evidence of the shooting. At this time officers have not located the suspect associated with this shooting.

There is no suspect description available to share with the public at this time.

The investigation is in its early stages and information will be provided as it is learned and deemed appropriate for release. No additional updates are expected this evening regarding this shooting investigation.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail will continue this investigation. Anyone with information about this shooting should contact the Assault Detail at 503-823-0479.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's King Neighborhood - Two People Injured - 05/19/18

On Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 8:41p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the report of a person that was shot while near the intersection of Northeast Grand Avenue and Northeast Alberta Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located an adult female victim who sufferred what was believed to be a non-life-threatening gunshot injury. Prior to police and emergency medical responders arriving, community members began to render the victim emergency first aid. Emergency medical responders arrived on scene and continued to provide medical aid and transported the woman to an area hospital by ambulance.

As officers and emergency medical personnel assisted the female victim, another caller to 9-1-1 reported seeing an adult male hiding near his residence in the 4900 block of Northeast 6th Avenue. Officers responded to the caller's home and located an adult male who had also been struck by gunfire. Officers requested additional emergency medical personnel to respond to assist the male victim. Emergency medical responders arrived on scene, provided the man medical aid and transported him to an area hospital by ambulance for treatment of what are believed to be serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers searched the area for possible suspects, additional victims and evidence of the shooting, they located and seized evidence of gunfire on Northeast Alberta Street near Northeast Grand Avenue. Officers also located an unoccupied residence in the 500 block of Northeast Alberta Street that was struck by gunfire.

At this time in the investigation no suspects have been located. Based on information learned in the investigation at this time investigators believe the male victim was the intended target of this shooting. Officers do not believe the female victim or residence that was struck by gunfire were intended targets of the shooting.

During this investigation, Northeast Alberta Street will be closed between Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard and Northeast 7th Avenue.

Based on the preliminary information, the Gang Enforcement Team will be conducting the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have also responded to assist with this investigation.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance footage of the shooting is asked to contact Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team Detective Brian Sims at 503-823-2079 or Brian.Sims@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Meghan Burkeen at 503-823-2092 or Meghan.Burkeen@portlandoregon.gov

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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CORRECTION: Shooting Investigation Late Friday Night in Portland's Sumner Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 05/19/18

This shooting investigation took place near Northeast 92nd Avenue and Northeast Wygant Street.

The Police Bureau regrets this error.

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On Friday, May 18, 2018, at 11:12 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire near Northeast 92nd Avenue and Northeast Wygant Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted several witnesses. Based on information learned at this time, officers believe the occupants of two vehicles, that traveled south on Northeast 92nd Avenue from Northeast Wygant Street, fired guns.

During the investigation, officers canvassed the area, searching for possible victims, suspects and evidence of gunfire. Officers also went door to door in the area of the reported shooting to locate witnesses and investigate if any residences were struck by gunfire. Evidence of gunfire was located and seized on Northeast 92nd Avenue between Northeast Sandy Boulevard and Northeast Wygant Street.

There were no injured persons located at the scene of this shooting or at area hospitals. There were also no reports of any property damage as a result of this shooting.

The two vehicles believed to be involved with this shooting investigation were described as a silver four door sedan and a dark colored four door sedan. There are no descriptions available to provide to the public regarding the occupants of the vehicles at this time in the investigation.

Based on the preliminary information, the Gang Enforcement Team will be conducting the investigation. Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance footage of the shooting is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team at 503-823-4106.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Shooting Investigation Late Friday Night at SE Portland Bar - One Person Injured - 05/19/18

On Friday, May 18, 2018, at 11:44 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at Rachel's Bar and Grill, located at 12510 Southeast Division Street.

Officers arrived at the bar and searched the location for suspects, injured people, and evidence. During the search there were no suspects or injured people located.

As officers continued the investigation, they learned that multiple people were involved in a disturbance inside the bar and that one of those involved in the disturbance fired a gun. While officers continued the investigation at the bar, an adult male arrived at an area hospital by private vehicle with what is believed to be a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Officers responded to the hospital and learned the victim likely suffered the gunshot wound during the shooting at Rachel's Bar and Grill.

Based on preliminary information, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to assume the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division also responded to assist with this investigation.

At this time in the investigation there are no suspect descriptions to provide the public.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance footage of the area near Rachel's bar and Grill is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team at 503-823-4106.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Store Robbed Saturday Morning in Portland's Woodstock Neighborhood - No Injuries or Arrest (Photo) - 05/19/18

On Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 4:50 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Plaid Pantry, located at 4214 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard. 

Officers arrived at the store and learned three suspects entered the location, demanded money, while one of the suspects brandished a handgun. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash the suspects left the location.

Officers arrived in the area and performed an area search but did not locate anyone matching the suspects' descriptions.

The suspects were described as black males, in their teens, all with slight builds. Several stills of the Plaid Pantry surveillance video are provided with this release.

There were no reported injuries as a result of this incident.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail at 503-823-0405. 

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.  Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. 

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers. 

Submit an anonymous tip:  Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips. 

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357) 

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Shooting Investigation Saturday Morning in Portland's Old Town/Chinatown - No Known Injuries - 05/19/18

On Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 6:05 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire near Northwest Davis Street and Northwest 6th Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area of the reported gunfire and canvassed the scene, looking for potential victims, suspects and evidence. During the canvass, officers located evidence of gunfire on Northwest Davis Street between Northwest Broadway and Northwest 6th Avenue.

Investigators continue to investigate this shooting and there is no suspect description to provide at this time.

During this investigation Northwest Davis Street will be closed between Northwest 5th Avenue and Northwest Broadway.

Based on the preliminary information, the Gang Enforcement Team will be conducting the investigation. Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance footage of the shooting is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team at 503-823-4106.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Eddie Breedwell
Eddie Breedwell
Crime Stoppers Tip Leads to Arrest of Suspected Drug Dealer and Recovery of Stolen Property (Photo) - 05/18/18

On Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 9:09 a.m., members of the Portland Police Bureau's Central Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) served a search warrant at a residence at the Westwind Hotel Apartments, located at 333 Northwest 6th Avenue.

This investigation began in April 2018, after an anonymous tip was submitted to Crime Stoppers of Oregon. The anonymous tip led Central Precinct NRT officers to investigate the occupant of an apartment in the Westwind Hotel Apartments who was reportedly selling illegal drugs. During the investigation, officers learned that in addition to drug trafficking, the suspect would accept stolen property in exchange for illegal drugs.

On Thursday morning, officers knocked on the apartment door, which was answered by the suspect. After the suspect opened the door, officers observed evidence of illegal drugs in the apartment. Officers took the suspect into custody without incident.

Based on information gathered during the investigation and during contact with the suspect, officers applied for and obtained a warrant to search the apartment. As officers searched the apartment, they located thousands of dollars in suspected stolen property, property belonging to multiple identity theft victims, three-quarters of an ounce of methamphetamine, one-half ounce of heroin, several hundred dollars in cash, and drug packaging materials.

The suspect,51-year-old Eddie Breedwell, was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Possession of Heroin, Delivery of Heroin, Delivery of Heroin within 1000 feet of a School, Possession of Methamphetamine, Delivery of Methamphetamine, Delivery of Methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a School, and Theft in the First Degree.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved homicide or other felony crime, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

To submit tips:

- Visit the App Store and download "P3 Tips" to submit secure and anonymous tips.
- Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823
- Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

To see other featued and unsolved cases, please visit https://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

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Attached Media Files: Eddie Breedwell
UPDATE #2: Bicyclist Involved in May 15th Fatal Traffic Crash - Identified - 05/17/18

The bicyclist that died as a result of a traffic crash that occurred on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in the 2700 block of Northwest Nicolai Street has been identified as 50-year-old Daniel Feldt, of Portland.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team continues to investigate this crash. Anyone with information about this crash should contact Officer Garrett Dow at 503-823-5070 or Garrett.Dow@portlandoregon.gov

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Members of the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division continue to investigate a crash that occurred on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 on Northwest Nicolai Street.

The bicyclist involved in the crash did not survive his injuries after arrival at a Portland hospital. The bicyclist has been identified as a 50-year-old male. His name is not being released pending family notification.

This was the 17th traffic fatality in the City of Portland in 2018.

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On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at 8:04 a.m., Central Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a bicycle and vehicle crash in the 2700 block of Northwest Nicolai Street.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived on scene and located an injured adult male and a bicycle on the ground at the crash scene. The male bicyclist suffered what were believed to be serious life-threatening injuries as a result of the crash. Medical personnel provided medical aid and transported the man to an area hospital by ambulance.

The driver of the vehicle involved in this crash has remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

Based on preliminary information, investigators believe the bicyclist exited a parking lot, traveled into the eastbound travel lane of Northwest Nicolas Street and crashed into a passing truck.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team has responded and will continue the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have also responded to assist with this investigation.

During this crash investigation Northwest Nicolai Street will be closed to vehicle traffic between Northwest 27th Avenue and Northwest 29th Avenue.

This investigation is ongoing and more information will be provided as the investigation continues and is determined to be appropriate.

Anyone with information about this crash should contact the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division at 503-823-2103.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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Shooting Investigation Early Thursday Morning at Buckman Neighborhood Restaurant - One Person Critically Injured - 05/17/18

On Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 12:34 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire at the Montage restaurant, located at 301 Southeast Morrison Street.

As officers responded to the location they learned that people were reporting hearing multiple gunshots at the Montage restaurant and that people had taken shelter inside a locked room in the restaurant.

Officers arrived on scene, entered the restaurant, and looked for injured victims and any suspects. During an initial search of the location and area, no suspects or victims were located. As officers continued to investigate the shooting, they located evidence of gunfire and evidence that someone was injured.

While officers continued the on scene investigation, an adult male victim arrived at an area hospital with gunshot wounds believed to have been suffered during this shooting. The victim remains in critical condition at an area hospital receiving treatment for his injuries.

Based on information gathered at this time, officers believe this was a targeted shooting and that there is no immediate danger to the public in regards to this shooting investigation.

Investigators continue to investigate this shooting, no suspects have been located or taken into custody at this time and there is no suspect description to provide at this time.

Based on the preliminary information, the Gang Enforcement Team will be conducting the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensics Evidence Division have also responded to assist with this investigation.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting and not spoken with investigators or who possesses video surveillance footage of the shooting or nearby area is asked to contact Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team Detective Brian Sims at 503-823-2079 or Brian.Sims@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Meghan Burkeen at 503-823-2092 or Meghan.Burkeen@portlandoregon.gov

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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UPDATE: Pedestrian Killed in May 8th Traffic Crash Identified - 05/16/18

The pedestrian that died as a result of a traffic crash that occurred on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in the 16900 block of Southeast Division Street has been identified as 86-year-old Dorothy Anderson, of Portland.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team continues to investigate this crash. Anyone with information about this crash should contact Officer Garrett Dow at 503-823-5070 or Garrett.Dow@portlandoregon.gov

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Traffic Division officers are continuing to investigate the circumstances of last night's crash on Southeast Division Street.

The pedestrian involved in the crash did not survive her injuries after arrival at a Portland hospital. She has been identified as an 87-year-old female. Her name is not being released pending family notification.

The driver involved in the crash, 30-year-old George Walters Brackenbury, cooperated with investigators and was released pending further investigation.

Investigating officers learned that the pedestrian was crossing Southeast Division Street in the 16900 block when she was struck by Brackenbury, driving a Jeep Cherokee eastbound on Division.

This case remains under investigation and once completed will be presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

This was the 15th traffic fatality in the City of Portland in 2018.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Tuesday May 8, 2018, at 9:12 p.m., East Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a driver in the 16900 block of Southeast Division Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the elderly female pedestrian suffering from traumatic injuries. She has been transported to a Portland hospital by ambulance for treatment.

The driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

Due to the severity of the pedestrian's injuries, the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation into the crash.

Southeast Division Street, between 168th and 170th Avenues, is closed to all traffic and will remain closed for several hours until the completion of the crash scene investigation.

No additional updates on this investigation are expected this evening.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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Illegal Drugs
Illegal Drugs
Suspect Arrested on Illegal Drug and Gun Charges During Neighborhood Livability Mission in Lloyd District (Photo) - 05/16/18

On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 9:49 a.m., officers assigned to provide extra patrols in Portland's Lloyd District and Irvington and Hollywood Neighborhoods arrested a 22-year-old man on drug and weapons charges in a parking lot at the Safeway located at 1100 Northeast Broadway.

While working in the Lloyd District, officers observed a white four door Acura sedan parked in the upper parking lot of the Safeway. The occupants of the Acura were the subject of an illegal drug activity investigation the prior week. As the officers contacted the only occupant of the vehicle today, they observed evidence of illegal drug possession.

During the investigation, officers located heroin, materials to package and distribute the heroin, over $700.00 in cash, and a firearm inside the Acura. The occupant of the Acura was taken into custody without incident.

The suspect has been identified as 22-year-old Tristan Lee Gladstein. Gladstein was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Delivery of Heroin, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public and a warrant out of the San Francisco County Sheriff's Office for Vandalism.

During extra patrol details in the Lloyd District and Irvington and Hollywood Neighborhoods, officers focus on livability concerns identified by community members, businesses, community organizations and district officers. North Precinct will conduct future neighborhood livability patrols as staffing allows.

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Attached Media Files: Illegal Drugs , Firearm , Tristan L Gladstein
Vision Zero
Vision Zero
11 Citations Issued During Tuesday Evening #VisionZero Traffic Safety Mission on SE 82nd Ave (Photo) - 05/15/18

During the early evening hours of Tuesday, May 15, 2018, members of the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division conducted a Vision Zero traffic safety mission along Southeast 82nd Avenue between Southeast Division Street and Southeast Foster Road.

Officers focused on dangerous behaviors and the officers were free to make traffic stops on drivers, pedestrians and bicycle riders as they saw appropriate. The officers were encouraged to share information about the Vision Zero program during these contacts. As always, officers were allowed the discretion to issue citations, warnings or classes.

During this traffic safety mission, 11 citations were issued along with two written warnings. Five of the 11 citations issued were for Operating a Motor Vehicle While Using a Mobile Electronic Device.

The Traffic Division will be conducting future enforcement missions as staffing allows.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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Attached Media Files: Vision Zero
Bank Robbery Tuesday Afternoon in Downtown Portland -- No Injuries - 05/15/18

On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at 2:38 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the U.S. Bank, located at 410 Southwest Harrison Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with employees who told police, the suspect entered the bank, displayed a knife and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash the suspect left the location without incident.

Officers searched the area but did not locate the suspect.

The suspect is described as a white male, in his late-20s, five feet two inches tall, with a skinny build and a scruffy beard. Witnesses also stated the suspect appeared to be hunched over during the robbery.

Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail Detectives and Federal Bureau of Investigation Agents will continue this robbery investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail Detective Brett Hawkinson at 503-823-1080 or Brett.Hawkinson@PortlandOregon.gov, or the Portland office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at 503-224-4181.

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Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 05/15/18

The Portland Police Bureau directs member action through the establishment of policy, procedure, and rule, as found within Directives. The Bureau is in the process of reviewing all of its Directives and seeks public comments.

Currently, the Bureau is asking for the community's feedback regarding the following Directive(s):

1st Universal Review period: 5/15/18-5/30/18
* Directive 650.00 Search, Seizure, and Inventories

2nd Universal Review period: 5/15/18-6/14/18
* Directive 850.20 Police Response to Mental Health Crisis
* Directive 850.21 Peace Officer Custody (Civil)
* Directive 850.22 Police Response to Mental Health Directors Holds and Elopement
* Directive 850.25 Police Response to Mental Health Facilities

Community members are encouraged to read these Directives at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/59757 and follow the link at the bottom of the draft to provide comments. This webpage also enables community members to sign up for email notifications when new or revised directives are posted.

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Public's Help Sought to Locate Wanted Burglary Suspect (Photo) - 05/14/18

Officers with Portland Police Bureau Central Precinct's Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) are asking for the public's help to locate a suspect wanted on a felony warrant for Burglary in the Second Degree.

On May 10, 2018, a felony warrant for Burglary in the Second Degree was issued for the arrest of 63-year-old Melvin Lee Tillman. Tillman is described as a black male, 5'9" tall, 220 pounds, with brown eyes and bald.

Tillman is known to frequent the shopping districts on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, Southeast Belmont Street, Northwest 23rd Avenue, and Old Town/ Chinatown.

Anyone seeing Tillman should immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information about Tillman should contact Officer Matthew Jacobsen at Matthew.Jacobsen@portlandoregon.gov

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Two Suspects Arrested in Connection to Friday Night Shooting Investigation - No Known Injuries (Photo) - 05/14/18

On Friday, May 11, 2018, at 10:46 p.m., East Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the reports of gunfire at the Glendoveer Estates Apartments, located at 601 Northeast 162nd Avenue.

As officers responded to the location, callers to 9-1-1 reported that they continued to hear people arguing in the Glendoveer Estates Apartment parking lot after gunfire was heard. At least one caller also reported a maroon Chevrolet Caprice left the location immediately after the gunfire.

Responding officers arrived at the scene while additional officers searched the area for suspects, evidence and possible injured people.

As officers investigated the report of gunfire, they contacted the owner of a white Honda Civic. The white Honda and owner were in the parking lot of the Glendoveer Estates Apartments. While contacting the owner of the white Honda, a firearm, as well as additional of evidence of gunfire were located and seized inside the Honda. The owner of the vehicle was taken into custody without incident.

Officers searching the area, near the Glendoveer Estates Apartments, located a maroon Chevrolet Caprice being driven near Northeast Halsey Street and Northeast 148th Avenue. Officers performed a traffic stop on the vehicle and its occupants. During the traffic stop, officers located and seized a firearm from inside the maroon Chevrolet. An occupant of the Chevrolet was taken into custody without incident.

There were no reports of injury as a result of the reported gunfire.

The suspects arrested during this investigation have been identified as 25-year-old Christopher Charles Carhart and 37-year-old Fontaine Lamont Adams. Carhart and Adams were lodged at the Multnomah County Jail. Carhart, the owner of the white Honda Civic, was charged with a Restraining Order Violation. Adams, an occupant of the maroon Chevrolet Caprice, was lodged on a post prison violation warrant in connection to a previous conviction of Delivery of Cocaine. Investigators believe both, Carhart and Adams, will face additional charges as this investigation continues.

Based on preliminary information, the Gang Enforcement Team is the lead investigating unit for this shooting investigation. Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance footage of the shooting is asked to call the Gang Enforcement Team at 503-823-4106.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

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UPDATE: Motorcycle Operator Killed in May 8th Traffic Crash Identified - 05/14/18

The motorcycle operator that died as a result of a traffic crash that occurred on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, on southbound Interstate 205 at the Northeast Glisan Street overpass has been identified as 52-year-old Jack D. Hibdon, Jr., of Portland.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team continues to investigate this crash. Anyone with information about this crash should contact Officer Garrett Dow at 503-823-5070 or Garrett.Dow@portlandoregon.gov

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On Tuesday May 8, 2018, at 1:54 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to I-205 southbound at the Northeast Glisan Street exit on the report that a motorcycle rider was involved in a crash with a driver in a box truck.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located both parties. The motorcycle rider was suffering from several traumatic injuries. The rider was transported to a Portland hospital by ambulance for treatment. The involved driver remained at the scene and was cooperative with investigators.

Traffic Division officers responded to the scene to assist with the crash investigation. Hospital staff where the rider was taken contacted police, explaining that the rider's medical condition was deteriorating.

Due to the severity of the injuries, the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to complete the crash investigation. Officers were notified by hospital staff that the rider did not survive his injuries.

This crash was the 14th traffic fatality in the City of Portland in 2018.

This case remains under investigation and once completed will be presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

This is the 14th traffic related fatality in the City of Portland in 2018.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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Traffic #Alert: Major Crash Team Investigation Underway At Northbound I-205 to Westbound I-84 - One Person Deceased - 05/13/18

On Sunday, May 13, 2018, at 9:40 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a crash involving a motorcycle operator on Exit 21B, the exit from northbound Interstate 205 to westbound Interstate 84.

When officers arrived at the crash scene, they located an adult male motorcycle operator and motorcycle on the roadway. Emergency medical responders provided medical aid and transported the injured motorcycle operator by ambulance to an area hospital. En route to the hospital, medical personnel determined the motorcycle operator was deceased.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to lead this fatal traffic crash investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to assist with the investigation.

During this crash investigation, Exit 21B will be closed from northbound Interstate 205 to westbound Interstate 84. The closure is expected to remain in effect for the next three to four hours.

This investigation is ongoing and no additional information is expected to be provided this evening.

This is the 16th traffic crash fatality investigated by the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team in 2018.

Anyone with information about this crash should contact the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division at 503-823-2103.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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UPDATE: Missing 17-Year-Old Located - 05/13/18

Jacob Verlo has been located and reunited with his family.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate 17-year-old Jacob Verlo. On Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 10:16 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to Randall Children's at Emanuel Hospital, located at 2801 North Gantenbein Avenue, on the report that Verlo left the hospital while awaiting mental health treatment.

Verlo is described as a white male, 5'9" tall, with a skinny build, and long brown hair. Verlo was last seen wearing a purple tie-die T-shirt and green hospital scrub pants. He may not be wearing shoes.

Verlo is believed to be a danger to himself and is not familiar with the Portland metropolitan area.

Anyone who sees Verlo should immediately call 9-1-1 so officers can check his welfare.

Anyone with non-emergent information should contact Detective Heidi Helwig at Heidi.Helwig@portlandoregon.gov

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Public's Help Sought in Locating Missing 47-year-old Man (Photo) - 05/11/18

The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate 47-year-old Kyle Art, last known to be at his apartment in the 200 block of Southeast 60th Avenue on April 2, 2018.

Art is described as a white male, 5'9" tall, 200 pounds, bald with a beard. Art may be suffering from depression. There are no indications of foul play.

Detectives believe Art left his apartment driving his red Honda Fit with Oregon license plate 456FVB and possibly planned to visit Rhododendron, Oregon or Mocus Point Trail Head in northern Idaho.

Anyone seeing Art is asked to call 9-1-1 so that officers may check his welfare. Anyone with non-emergency information about Art is asked to contact Detective Lori Fonken at 503-823-1081 or lori.fonken@portlandoregon.gov

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UPDATE: Victim in Thursday Evening Homicide Investigation Identified - 05/11/18

Detectives continue to investigate a death that occurred on Thursday evening in the 4200 block of Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard.

The deceased person, has been identified as 85-year-old Eugene C. Gora, of Portland. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determined Gora died from homicidal violence.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail Detective Todd Gradwahl at 503-823-0991, Todd.Gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-0696, Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov

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On Thursday, May 10, 2018, at 6:30 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report that a deceased male had been located by a friend in the deceased person's residence, located in the 4200 block of Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived at the scene and confirmed the subject was deceased. The deceased is a male in his 80s. Officers noted that circumstances at the scene were suspicious-in-nature. Upon preliminary examination by a member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office, it was determined the Portland Police Detective Division's Homicide Detail would respond to the scene and assume the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to assist with this investigation.

The Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy in the coming days to determine the cause and manner of death as well as confirm the identity of the deceased.

During this investigation, one lane of northbound Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard will be closed between Northeast Skidmore Street and Northeast Mason Street.

The Public Information Officer is responding to this investigation and will arrive in approximately 30 minutes. Interested media should stage at 4101 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard.

Anyone with information about this death should contact Detective Todd Gradwahl at 503-823-0991, Todd.Gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-0696, Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov

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Shooting Investigation Friday Morning in Portland's Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 05/11/18

On Friday, May 11, 2018, at 4:34 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 7600 block of Southeast Rural Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located an occupied residence that was struck by gunfire. After officers contacted the occupants of the home, they determined no one inside the residence was injured. At this time there have been no reports of anyone arriving at area hospitals as a result of this shooting.

Officers canvassed the area, looking for suspects and evidence. During the canvass, officers located evidence of gunfire on the roadway in the 7600 block of Southeast Rural Street.

Investigators continue to investigate this shooting and there is no suspect description to provide at this time. Based on preliminary information it is not believed this shooting investigation is related to the shooting investigation that occurred earlier in the morning in the 1700 block of Northeast 114th Avenue.

Based on the preliminary information, the Gang Enforcement Team will be conducting the investigation. Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance footage of the shooting is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team at 503-823-4106.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Early Morning Shooting Investigation in Portland's Parkrose Heights Neighborhood - One Person Injured - 05/11/18

On Friday, May 11, 2018, at 3:00 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the reports of gunfire in the 1700 block of Northeast 114th Avenue.

As officers responded to the scene, they received multiple calls from area residents reporting the sounds of gunfire. Officers arrived on scene and started their investigation. While Portland Police Officers began the investigation on Northeast 114th Avenue, Gresham Police Officers responded to the 1700 block of Northeast 162nd Avenue on the report that an adult male had been struck by gunfire. Gresham Police Officers arrived and located a man with an apparent gunshot injury and a Ford Explorer that had been struck by gunfire.

Based on information gathered by Gresham Police Officers, it is believed the injured man was at the scene of the shooting on Northeast 114th Avenue. After the shooting, the man was driven to the 1700 block of Northeast 162nd Avenue in the Ford Explorer. Once the victim was in the area of Northeast 162nd Avenue, someone contacted 9-1-1 and provided information about the injured man and his current location. Portland Police Officers responded to the 1700 block of Northeast 162nd Avenue and continued the investigation.

The victim in this shooting did not require transport by ambulance to an area hospital as a result of the injury he suffered in this shooting.

During a canvass of the 1700 block of Northeast 114th Avenue officers located and seized evidence of gunfire.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team is responded to assume the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division also responded to assist with this investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact the Gang Enforcement Team at 503-823-4106

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Suspect Arrested In Connection to Bank Robbery Thursday Afternoon - 05/10/18

On Thursday, May 10, 2018, at 12:26 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the Keybank, located at 6815 North Lombard Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with employees who told police a suspect entered the bank and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the bank without incident.

Several officers checked the neighborhood and located a person that matched the suspect's description north of North Lombard Street on the Peninsula Crossing Trail. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. Officers, searching with the assistance of a canine team, also located evidence of the robbery in the area where the suspect was contacted.

After being arrested, the suspect was transported to an area hospital by ambulance for what was believed to be a pre-existing medical condition. The suspect will be identified after he is released from the hospital and booked in the Multnomah County Jail.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail and Federal Bureau Investigation responded and continued this robbery investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail Detective Brett Hawkinson at 503-823-1080 or Brett.Hawkinson@PortlandOregon.gov, or the Portland office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at 503-224-4181.

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Store Robbed Tuesday Night in Northwest Portland - No Injuries or Arrest (Photo) - 05/10/18

On Thursday, May 10, 2018, at 6:31 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Stadium Fred Meyer, located at 100 Northwest 20th Place. 

Officers arrived at the store and learned a suspect entered the location, threatened physical harm to employees, while holding a baseball bat and demanding money. While inside the Fred Meyer, the suspect also reportedly sprayed an employee with what officers believe to be bug spray as he demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash the suspect continued to threaten employees, at which time a customer was able to remove the baseball bat from the suspect's control.

The suspect left the area near the cash registers and moved through the store. As the suspect traveled through the store he dropped the cash, took possession of a bottle of wine, and exited the store.  Responding officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.  The suspect was described as a white male, in his early 30's, five feet ten inches tall, 160 pounds, with brown eyes and red hair and neatly trimmed facial hair

There were no reported injuries that requiried transport to an area hospital by ambulance as a result of this incident.

A surveillance image of the suspect that was recovered from the Fred Meyer surveillance system is provided with this release. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333. 

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.  Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. 

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers. 

Submit an anonymous tip:  Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips. 

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823 ">https://www.p3tips.com/823 ">https://www.p3tips.com/823 ">https://www.p3tips.com/823 ">https://www.p3tips.com/823 

Call 503-823-HELP (4357) 

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Suspect Arrested Near Portland Meadows After Attempting to Elude Police in a Stolen Car (Photo) - 05/10/18

On Wednesday May 9, 2018, at approximately 10:00 p.m., North Precinct officers spotted a stolen car being driven in the area of North Vancouver Way and 6th Drive. Officers got behind the vehicle without using their lights and the driver sped away.

The Portland Police Bureau Air Support Unit was in the area and assisted ground officers by maintaining visual contact with the vehicle as the driver circled the area, ultimately stopping in the parking lot for Portland Meadows. The driver ran from the vehicle and Air Support provided information on the direction of travel for the suspect.

Officers arrived at the scene and, assisted by a Canine Unit, located the suspect on the Portland Meadows property where he was taken into custody.

The suspect, 39-year-old Michael Thomas Lovett, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, and Possession of Methamphetamine. Lovett is also being held on a parole violation.

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Shooting Investigation Overnight in Southeast Portland - No Known Injuries - 05/10/18

On Wednesday May 9, 2018, at 10:40 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast 156th Avenue and Division Street on the report of gunfire.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to witnesses who described hearing a disturbance and gunfire, followed by cars leaving the area. Officers canvassing an apartment complex located evidence of gunfire but did not locate any gunshot victims.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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Grand Jury Determines Officers' Use of Deadly Force Justified in April 7 Fatal Shooting of John Elifritz - 05/09/18

On Wednesday May 9, 2018, the Portland Police Bureau was notified by the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office that a grand jury determined that officers were justified in the use of deadly force in the officer-involved shooting of 48-year-old John Andrew Elifritz. The fatal shooting occurred on Saturday April 7, 2018, in Lower Southeast Portland. After hearing the facts and reviewing all the evidence, the grand jury determined that the use of deadly force was a lawful exercise of self-defense under Oregon law.

Information previously released about this incident may be accessed at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/679710

The five Portland Police Bureau members and one Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Deputy involved in the shooting were:

- Officer Kameron Fender, an eight-year-veteran of the Bureau;
- Officer Alexandru Martiniuc, a six-year-veteran of the Bureau;
- Officer Bradley Nutting, an 11-year-veteran of the Bureau;
- Officer Chad Phifer, a 10-year-veteran of the Bureau;
- Officer Andrew Polas, a 14-year-veteran of the Bureau;
- Deputy Aaron Sieczkowski, a six-year-veteran of the Sheriff's Office.

Officers Richard Bailey, a two-year-veteran of the Bureau, and Justin Damerville, a seven-year-veteran of the Bureau, used less lethal force against Elifritz prior to the shooting.

The officers and deputy are expected to return to duty in accordance with relevant policies.

The Portland Police Bureau is continuing to conduct an internal review of the entire incident. Once the internal review is complete, the case will be presented to the Police Review Board (PRB), which is comprised of community members, Bureau members and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division. The Bureau expects this review to be complete within the next 90 days.

"The Portland Police Bureau remains committed to transparency and sharing all available information with the community," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "We ask that community members be patient as all of the reports and video files are prepared for public release."

The Bureau anticipates releasing the investigative material (not the internal review) on or about May 25, 2018. The investigative material will be posted (or available for pick-up) on the Bureau's Open Data page and can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/52175

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Suspect Arrested After Attacking Woman in Goose Hollow Neighborhood Parking Garage (Photo) - 05/09/18

On Tuesday May 8, 2018, at 7:17 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 800 block of Southwest 21st Avenue on the report that a woman had been attacked by a stranger in the parking garage.

Officers responding to the area received a suspect description and began searching the neighborhood while other officers located and contacted the 35-year-old female victim inside the parking garage.

Officers learned that the victim was walking to her car in the parking garage when the suspect approached her, made a few statements, then began physically attacking her. The victim screamed and physically fought back against her attacker. The suspect ran away and was taken into custody at Southwest 17th Avenue and Yamhill Street. The victim did not require any medical treatment at the scene and was able to speak to investigators.

The suspect, 23-year-old Joshua Michael Hayes, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on several charges. Hayes will be arraigned today on charges of Attempted Rape in the First Degree, Burglary in the First Degree (four counts), Robbery in the Third Degree, Coercion, Assault in the Fourth Degree, and Attempted Assault in the Fourth Degree.

The Portland Police Bureau collaborates with government agencies and community organizations that provide access to advocacy services to victims of sexual assaults.

A victim may be accompanied by a sexual assault advocate or other appropriate support person during the reporting process and/or criminal investigation.

- Multnomah County Victims' Assistance Program: Provides support during the reporting of sexual assaults and referrals to victim services and resources: 503-988-3270.

- Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL): Provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources: 24 hour crisis line: (503) 235-5333, or 1-888-235-5333.

- Project UNICA - (Proyecto UNICA): Provides access to advocacy services for Spanish-speaking survivors of domestic and sexual violence. 24 hour crisis line: 503-232-4448, or 1-888-232-4448.

Additionally, the Portland Police Bureau Strength programs provide free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area.

To learn more information about these programs, call 503-823-0260 or visit http://www.portlandonline.com/police/womenstrength

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Keller Williams Realty Selects Sunshine Division for "Red Day" of Service, Provides Facility Improvements to Better the Client Experience (Photo) - 05/09/18

Keller Williams Realty Professionals collected food and raised over $13,000 in funding for the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division as part of an annual service program called "Red Day". The food drive and fundraising efforts precede "Red Day," a significant day of service for roughly 130 Keller Williams' volunteers at the Sunshine Division's 687 North Thompson Street location on Thursday.

Media is invited to attend a 10:30 a.m. Red Day informal presentation on Thursday May 10, 2018, at Sunshine Division's 687 North Thompson Street location.

Keller Williams volunteers will improve the Sunshine Division client experience through various painting projects, a new mural, furniture upgrades, and overall aesthetic improvements to the North Thompson facility. Select volunteers will also work on mission-related projects sorting food and clothing.

"We're in a quirky 89 year old building that was originally a machine shop and certainly not built for the purposes of a food pantry and clothing room. With the age and challenges of this building, we don't get a lot of opportunity to make cosmetic improvements to multiple areas of the building at one time. To have this level of Keller Williams' volunteer support is going to allow us to make our waiting room areas and volunteer gathering space more welcoming for clients and volunteers. We're honored to be selected for such a big project," said Officer Matt Tobey, Sunshine Division's assigned police officer from the Portland Police Bureau.

"Sunshine Division has a truly broad impact across the city. Their ability to serve so many people and partner with other organizations is incredible. We have always had a great experience volunteering in their warehouse so it has been really exciting planning for this massive project the past few months. We look forward to seeing it come together on Red Day and hope visitors feel welcome and happy in the updated space," shares Jennye Helzer, Realtor with Keller Williams and leader of KWRP's 2018 Red Day.

About Sunshine Division

The Sunshine Division offers free food and clothing assistance directly to low-income veterans, families, and seniors six days a week at their N. Portland warehouse, four days a week at their SE Stark location, and 24/7 through their partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each precinct for immediate dispatch. The Sunshine Division serves as a no-cost food bank to 20 area food assistance nonprofits, provides special food boxes through three seasonal food box programs, and funds new school clothing for low-income students in Portland area schools through its Izzy's Kids program. For more information, visit: www.sunshinedivision.org

About Keller Williams Red Day

Introduced in 2009, RED Day (Renew, Energize, Donate) is an initiative dedicated to celebrating Keller Williams Realty's year-round commitment to improving our local communities. Each year, tens of thousands of associates from across the United States and Canada participate in a wide range of projects, devoting their time to renewing and energizing aspects of the communities in which they serve. To learn more visit www.kw.com/kw/redday or call us at 503-546-9955.

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Shooting Investigation Leads to Charges Against Two Suspects - 05/08/18

On March 12, 2018, at 5:54 p.m., Portland Police Bureau North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 6300 block of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and learned that there had been an exchange of gunfire between a suspect in a vehicle and a group of people outside a neighborhood business. There were no injuries as a result of the shooting; however, several cars, a fence, and a building sustained damage from gunfire.

Based on information learned at the scene, Gang Enforcement Team detectives conducted follow-up investigation resulting in probable cause to arrest two men in connection with the shooting.

25-year-old Ervan Ronnell Herring and 19-year-old Jeffrey Charles Jessie have both been charged with multiple criminal offenses as a result of this investigation. Herring has been in the Multnomah County Jail since March 23, 2018, on unrelated charges. Jessie was arrested on May 4, 2018, on unrelated charges by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and booked into the Clackamas County Jail.

This case remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Bryan Declercque at 503-823-2056; bryan.declercque@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Brent Christensen at 503-823-2081; brent.christensen@portlandoregon.gov.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved homicide or other felony crime, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

To submit tips:

* Visit the App Store and download "P3 Tips" to submit secure and anonymous tips.
* Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823
* Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

To see other featued and unsolved cases, please visit https://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

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Suspect Arrested in Robbery and Shooting Investigation from March 2018 - 05/08/18

On Friday May 4, 2018, 17-year-old Taivon Campbell was arrested in connection with an armed robbery and shooting that occurred in March 2018 in Portland's North Tabor Neighborhood. Campbell was arrested during a search warrant in the 11900 block of Southeast Ash Street being conducted by the Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT). Campbell was armed with a handgun at the time of his arrest.

Campbell was lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home on charges of Attempted Aggravated Murder, Assault in the First Degree, Robbery in the First Degree, Robbery in the Second Degree, Unlawful Use of a Firearm, and Escape in the Third Degree.

This investigation started on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at 8:51 p.m., when East Precinct officers responded to the report of people hearing gunfire in the 6600 block of Northeast Flanders Street.

As officers responded to the area, a caller to 9-1-1 reported someone had been shot. Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a 16-year-old male with gunshot wounds lying on the street. The victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to serious injuries.

During the investigation, detectives learned that the robbery and shooting occurred during a planned sale of a cell from from the victim, later developing probable cause to arrest Campbell as the suspect.

Due to the suspect being charged with multiple Ballot Measure 11 crimes, the Portland Police Bureau is releasing his name; however no booking photo can be released.

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Sunshine Division Joins Waterfront Blues Festival in Fighting Local Hunger (Photo) - 05/08/18

The Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division will partner with the 2018 Waterfront Blues Festival. The addition of Sunshine Division as a non-profit partner will bring continued awareness to local childhood hunger issues during the summer months by raising food and funds to help families with summer food support.

The Waterfront Blues Festival has a 30-year legacy of raising food, funds, and awareness of hunger issues in Oregon and SW Washington. The festival tradition continues this year July 4 -- 7, 2018 at downtown Portland's Tom McCall Waterfront Park with local and international artists lined up such as Curtis Salgado, Beth Hart, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, and George Thorogood and the Destroyers.

"For an organization our size," said Sunshine Division's Portland Police Bureau liaison, Officer Matt Tobey, "partnering with such a respected and well-known music festival and community event is a huge opportunity. We're excited to be providing the festival volunteer support, while gaining an opportunity to share how our mission assists local families during the summer months--a time of year federally-funded free and reduced breakfast and lunch programs disappear for many children. We're also excited to participate in the event's reinvigorated food drive with our collection totes and barrels on site."

As Waterfront Blues Production takes over festival ownership and operations from Oregon Food Bank, it has extended its commitment to fighting hunger by supporting an additional local partner, the Sunshine Division, an organization on the front lines of feeding our local community.

"The Waterfront Blues Festival," said the event's longtime Artistic Director, Peter Dammann, "is committed to putting on a world-class event for Portland and the region that presents diverse musical arts, culture, and entertainment rooted in the blues traditions. The festival has been committed to using its broad platform to create awareness and support of hunger relief efforts for 30 years."

"We are thrilled to partner with both Oregon Food Bank and Sunshine Division," said Dammann. "This reaffirms our three-decade commitment to the region's fight against hunger as the festival enters its exciting next chapter."

The Sunshine Division, a 95-year-old nonprofit which partners closely with the Portland Police Bureau, has a strong commitment to feeding and clothing people in need while remaining as fiscally efficient as possible. For years the organization has maintained an unusually high efficiency rating with over 92 cents of every dollar directed toward free programs serving Portland area's vulnerable populations and partnerships with area hunger relief agencies. Charity Navigator has rated the Sunshine Division with a 4-out-of-4 star rating six years in a row, ranking among the top 6% of all nonprofits nationally. The rating indicates low overhead and fundraising costs with high levels of effectiveness in mission and fiscal transparency.

About Sunshine Division

Since 1923, the Sunshine Division has been providing direct food and clothing assistance to low-income veterans, families with children, and seniors in times of economic crisis. They offer free food and clothing assistance six days a week at their N. Portland warehouse, four days a week at their SE Stark location, and 24/7 food assistance through their partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each precinct for immediate dispatch. The Sunshine Division serves as a no-cost food bank to 20 area food assistance nonprofits, and provides approximately 16,000 special food boxes through three seasonal food box meal programs. For more information, visit www.sunshinedivision.org

About Waterfront Blues Festival

Since 1988, the Waterfront Blues Festival has raised funds and awareness to fight hunger in Oregon and Clark County, Washington. Oregon Food Bank, which had produced the event for three decades as its major annual fundraiser, recently turned over production responsibilities to its longtime festival partner, Waterfront Blues Production LLC. Under the stewardship of the Oregon Food Bank, the festival raised nearly $11 million and more than 1,000 tons of food for the region. In 2018, the festival continues its efforts in fighting hunger by partnering with both the Oregon Food Bank and Sunshine Division.

This Portland flagship festival has become a treasured tradition for locals and visitors alike, and has served as downtown Portland's signature Fourth of July Celebration. It is the largest blues festival west of the Mississippi, the second-largest blues festival in the nation, and one of the most revered festivals of its kind in the world. It is a recipient of numerous awards, including the Memphis-based Blues Foundation's coveted Keeping the Blues Alive Award for 'Best Festival.'

For more information, visit www.waterfrontbluesfest.com

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Street Racing Crash on North Marine Drive Leaves One Person Injured Late Sunday Night - 05/07/18

On Sunday May 6, 2018, at 10:01 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the North Marine Drive and Leadbetter Road on the report of a traffic crash during a street racing event. As officers were responding to the scene they received additional information that one of the involved drivers was injured and had been taken away from the scene in a private vehicle. Eventually that driver arrived at a Portland hospital for treatment to a non-life-threatening injury.

Officers arrived at the scene and learned that two drivers were driving at a high rate of speed westbound on Marine Drive when one driver turned into the other, leading to the crash. Both vehicles were towed from the scene and the cause of the crash remains under investigation. Investigators believe that numerous witnesses left the area prior to police arrival and that the crash occurred during an organized street racing event.

The Portland Police Bureau would like the community to know that street racing can be very dangerous and is also illegal. Drivers participating in the racing or assisting by blocking traffic on the roadway can be arrested and charged with a variety of crimes -- both misdemeanor and felony.

Street racing have contributed to several traffic deaths over the past few years, including:

* December 4, 2015, 65-year-old Linda Johnston was killed when two motorcycle riders engaged in a race crashed into her car at Southeast 160th Avenue and Stark Street. Both riders were arrested and sentenced to prison.

* January 23, 2016, 20-year-old Nick Alexandar Chernyavskiy died after crashing his motorcycle while racing another motorcycle rider on Northeast Airport Way near 145th Avenue.

* March 6, 2016, 26-year-old Alexander Keppinger was critically injured in a crash on Northeast Glisan Street near 139th Avenue involving two drivers racing. Keppinger died a few weeks later.

* April 21, 2017, 19-year-old Daniel Kharlamov died after a high-speed crash on Southeast Powell Boulevard near 37th Avenue.

Drivers who seek to race their cars or motorcycles are encouraged to find a safer, legal alternative to blocking public roadways and putting themselves and others a risk of personal injury. Several opportunities exist at the Portland International Raceway for drivers interested in using the track. For more information, please visit http://portlandraceway.com/

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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UPDATE- SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 39-Year-Old Woman - 05/06/18

Lee has returned home and is no longer considered a missing person.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate 39-year-old Tiffany Lee, last seen at Pioneer Courthouse Square on May 3, 2018.

Lee is described as a white female, 5'5" tall, 125 pounds, with red hair. Lee may be in a mental health crisis and in need of medication. There are no indications of foul play.

Anyone seeing Lee is asked to call 9-1-1 so that officers may check her welfare. Anyone with non-emergency information about Lee is asked to contact Detective Lori Fonken at 503-823-1081, lori.fonken@portlandoregon.gov

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CLARIFICATION: Report of Man Pointing a Rifle at People Leads to Suspect Arrest, Seizure of Pellet Rifle (Photo) - 05/06/18

The rifle seized yesterday was a BB gun, not a pellet gun as originally released. For clarification, Eubanks was not firing the BB gun at or towards the street fair or any other persons, he was firing it at fixed objects on his rooftop.

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On Saturday May 5, 2018, at 11:39 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 900 block of Southeast 11th Avenue on the report that a man on a balcony was pointing a rifle in different directions towards a street fair.

Officers arrived in the area and were able to see the man on the balcony holding a rifle (later determined to be a BB rifle) and a guitar.

Officers were able to make contact with the man and determined that the gun was a BB rifle and that he'd fired the BB rifle, in violation of Portland City Code 14A.60.020 (Discharge of Firearms).

The suspect, 30-year-old Eben David Eubanks, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on three counts of Discharging a Firearm in the City.

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Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested After Traffic Pursuit in Southeast Portland on Saturday (Photo) - 05/05/18

On Saturday May 5, 2018, 31-year-old Dustin Clifford Melbourne was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on multiple charges after leading police on a traffic pursuit throughout Southeast Portland and Gresham on Saturday afternoon. Melbourne will be arraigned on Monday on nearly two dozen charges including Attempted Murder in connection with a recent shooting in Southeast Portland.

At approximately 10:45 this morning, officers spotted a grey Dodge Charger they knew to be associated with Melbourne in the area of Southeast 163rd Avenue and Division Street. A traffic stop was initiated but Melbourne attempted to flee from officers by driving away at a high rate of speed. Several vehicle intervention strategies were attempted, including the use of Spike Strips and a Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT), but Melbourne continued to attempt to elude capture.

During Melbourne's attempted flight from justice, he damaged public and private property, including some fencing near North Powellhurst School on Southeast 135th Avenue.

Eventually, Melbourne crashed his car in the area of 181st and East Burnside Street, then he ran from the vehicle only to be located and taken into custody in the 18400 block of Northeast Couch Street.

The Portland Police Bureau was assisted in this pursuit and apprehension by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and Gresham Police Department.

Melbourne's complete charges are listed at www.mcso.us/paid

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Police Bureau Promotes Deputy Chief, Assistant Chiefs, Captains, Lieutenants, and Sergeants (Photo) - 05/04/18

On Thursday May 3, 2018, Bob Day was officially promoted to Deputy Chief of Police of the Portland Police Bureau. Ryan Lee and Jami Resch were both promoted to Assistant Chief of Police and several other Bureau members were promoted to the ranks of Captain, Lieutenant, and Sergeant.

Captains - Michael Frome, Erica Hurley, Peter Mahuna, Andrew Shearer, and Wendi Steinbronn.

Lieutenants - Christopher Lindsey, Gregory Pashley, Jeremy Price, Franz Schoening, and Nathan Voeller.

Sergeants - Garry Britt, Michael Currier, Jeffrey Dorn, Bradley Kula, Curtis Pak, Alicia Russell, Daniel Spigel, Sarah Taylor, and Kevin Wolf.

Full video of the ceremony is available for viewing at https://youtu.be/Kyr97o7MLlo

To learn more about the Portland Police Bureau, please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/29708

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UPDATE: Explosive Disposal Unit Assisting East Precinct Officers on Suspicious Item Report - 05/02/18

The suspicious item has been safely removed by the Metropolitan Explosive Disposal Unit and has been transported away from the scene for further examination.

Portland Fire & Rescue Arson Investigators will work with Bomb Techs to determine if there is any criminal investigation to be done in this case.

Neighborhood streets have reopened to all traffic and police will be leaving the scene.

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The Metropolitan Explosive Disposal Unit is responding to the 7900 block of Southeast Foster Road to assist East Precinct officers in the safe removal of a suspicious item found at the offices of the Junior Achievement of Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Southeast Foster Road remains open; however, neighborhood traffic on Southeast 79th Avenue, from Foster Road to Harold Street is closed, as well as Harold Street, from 79th to 77th Avenues.

Officers at the scene have secured the area and there is no immediate risk to the public.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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20,000 Pounds of Paper, 2,150 Pounds of Medication Destroyed After Weekend Shred Event and Drug Turn-In - 05/02/18

On Saturday, April 28, 2018, the Portland Police Bureau White Collar Crimes Detail once again partnered with the Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention Program for a prescription drug turn-in and paper shredding event. This was the sixth time these two bureaus have partnered to offer this service to the community.

With the help of East Precinct Neighborhood Response Team officers, Police Cadets, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and local business partner, First Tech Credit Union, the event was held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Southeast Precinct. New for this event was a partnership with the Better Business Bureau, which coordinated a free electronics turn-in at the same time.

The community came out in great numbers with over 1,150 cars or walk-ups coming through the drop off location. Approximately 2,150 pounds of medications were collected and safely disposed of, keeping them out of the water supply and out of the hands of people struggling with drug abuse.

Fortunately and unfortunately, the large turn-out caused our shred trucks to fill to capacity rapidly, with 20,000 pounds of paper causing many folks with items to be shredded to be turned away towards the end of the event. We apologize for this and hope to have more shredding capacity for our next event.

The electronics drop off surprised us all with the amount of items brought in to be destroyed. A big thank you to the Better Business Bureau for coordinating this part of the turn-in and a thank you to Green Century Recycling for offering their services for the event. Over 26,400 pounds of electronics were collected. We would also like to thank First Tech Credit Union who not only supplied personnel to help with the heavy lifting, but also assisted financially in order to keep the event free to the public.

Finally, the Portland Police Bureau would like to thank the public who showed up and patiently waited in line to drop off your items. Many of you also brought donations for the Sunshine Division. These donations - 1,889 pounds of food and 901 pounds of clothing - will go far in helping your neighbors in their time of need.

Since September 2016, the partnership between the ONI Crime Prevention Program and the Bureau's White Collar Crimes Detail, along with many supporting elements, has collected almost 71,500 pounds of paper and 8,300 pounds of medications. Through the community's generosity, 6,306 pounds of food and 2,939 pounds of clothing have been collected for The Sunshine Division.

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Multiple Southeast Portland Banks Vandalized Early Wednesday Morning - 05/02/18

In the early morning hours of Wednesday May 2, 2018, East Precinct officers responded to reports that several banks on Southeast Woodstock Boulevard were damaged by unknown individuals. A fourth bank, on Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard later reported similar damage.

The first report came in at 4:13 a.m. from an area resident reporting that a group of five people broke windows at three banks along Southeast Woodstock Boulevard:

* Chase Bank - 4700 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard

* Keybank - 4600 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard

* US Bank - 4727 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard

Limited suspect information provided to police indicates that all suspects were males wearing hooded sweatshirts with bandanas covering their faces. Preliminary information indicates all three incidents appear to be related to one another. All three banks sustained vandalism on May 1, 2017, but it has not been determined who was responsible for that attack or if it's directly connected to this morning's incidents.

A fourth bank branch, US Bank located at 1225 Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard, is also reporting similar damage that occurred overnight.

Area residents with surveillance footage are asked to look at their footage to see if they have any suspect information. Anyone with information about this vandalism, or any other area businesses that were vandalized, should contact the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333 to file a report.

Anyone with information not needing to file a report may share the information by email to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov.

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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Thursday, May 10, at 8:00 a.m. - 05/01/18

Sergeant Pete Simpson will be the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) until Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.

Sergeant Simpson will respond to media requests for information via email or media-only pager for emergent events.

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UPDATE: Deceased Person Identified in April 20th Major Crash Team Investigation - 05/01/18

The person who died after jumping from the Northeast Broadway overpass at Interstate 5 and was then struck by a vehicle on Friday, April 20, 2018, has been identified as 42-year-old Eric J. Griffen.

Members of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office continue an investigation into the cause of Griffen's death.

This was the thirteenth fatal traffic crash investigated by the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team in 2018.

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On Friday, April 20, 2018, at 8:49 p.m., North and Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a person struck by a vehicle on northbound Interstate 5 at Northeast Broadway.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived on scene and located an adult male lying on northbound Interstate 5 near the Northeast Broadway overpass. Emergency medical responders determined the man was deceased.

Based on information learned in the preliminary investigation, officers believe the deceased male jumped from the Northeast Broadway overpass, landed on Interstate 5 and was struck by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle that struck the deceased male has contacted officers and is cooperating with the investigation.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to lead this fatal crash investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to assist with this investigation.

During this crash investigation, northbound Interstate 5 north of exit 302A will be closed. This closure is expected to remain in place for the next four to five hours.

This investigation is ongoing. No additional information is expected to be provided regarding this crash this evening.

Anyone with information about this crash should contact the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division at 503-823-2103.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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UPDATE: Deceased Motorcycle Operator Identified in April 19th Crash - 05/01/18

The motorcycle operator killed on Thursday, April 19, 2018 in a crash involving a motorcycle has been identified as 58-year-old Gregory L. Mitchell.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Traffic Investigation Unit continue to investigate this fatal traffic crash.

Investigators have learned that a red sedan was seen in the area of this fatal crash. Anyone with information about a red sedan that may have been in the area of Northeast Marine Drive and Northeast 6th Avenue on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 11:12 p.m. to contact Portland Police.
Information about this investigation should be shared with Officer David Enz at 503-823-2208 or David.Enz@portlandoregon.gov

This was the twelfth fatal traffic crash investigated by the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team in 2018.

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On Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 11:12 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a crash involving a motorcycle and vehicle near the intersection of Northeast Marine Drive and Northeast 6th Drive.

When officers arrived at the crash scene, they located an adult male motorcycle operator and motorcycle on the roadway. Emergency medical responders provided medical aid and transported the injured motorcycle operator by ambulance to an area hospital. After the motorcycle operator arrived at an area hospital, medical personnel determined he was deceased.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to lead this fatal traffic crash investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to assist with this investigation.

During this crash investigation, Northeast Marine Drive will be closed between Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard and Northeast 33rd Avenue. The closure is expected to remain in effect for the next one to two hours.

This investigation is ongoing. Additional information will be provided as the investigation continues.

Anyone with information about this crash should contact the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division at 503-823-2103.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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Stabbing Investigation Tuesday Morning in Portland's Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood -- One Person Injured - 05/01/18

On Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at 8:37 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing in the 3500 block of Southeast 122nd Avenue.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived and contacted an adult female who appeared to have been assaulted with a knife. Medical personnel transported the victim by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers searched the area, but have not located a crime scene or the suspect at this time. Based on information learned in the investigation there is not believed to be an immediate danger to the community in relation to this incident. There is no suspect description to share with the public at this time in the investigation.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Divisions' Assault Detail and criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have responded to assist with this investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Assault Detail Detective Michael Greenlee at 503-969-6296 or Michael.Greenlee@portlandoregon.gov.

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Shooting Investigation Underway on NE 82nd Ave - One Person Injured - 04/30/18

On Monday, April 30, 2018, at 3:35 a.m., East and North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at the El Burrito Loco, located at 3126 Northeast 82nd Avenue.

As officers responded to the scene, they learned the caller reported he had been shot while confronting someone that was breaking into a shed on the property. When officers arrived on scene, they located an adult male with an apparent gunshot wound and provided emergency first aid until emergency medical responders arrived. Emergency medical personnel arrived, provided the man medical aid and transported him to an area hospital by ambulance. The man was believed to be in serious condition at the time he was transported to the hospital.

Officers searched the area with the assistance of a canine team and have not located any suspects associated with this investigation at this time.

Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to assist with this investigation.

Members of the Detective Division's Assault Detail will continue this investigation. Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call 503-823-0479.

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Suspect Arrested in Connection to Lego Fencing Operation (Photo) - 04/27/18

On Thursday, April 26, 2018, at approximately 9:05 a.m., members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Detective Coordination Team (DCT) arrested 40-year-old Raji Afife Azar. Azar was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Aggravated Theft in the First Degree, Theft in the First Degree (ten counts), Laundering a Monetary Instrument, and Computer Crime Felony (15 counts).

This investigation began in early 2018 when Fred Meyer's Organized Retail Theft Unit Investigators learned Azar was the leader of a fencing operation that involved the theft and sale of merchandise from multiple stores in the Portland metropolitan area. During the investigation, the Fred Meyer's Organized Retail Theft Unit worked with the Northwest Organized Retail Crime Alliance and learned Azar had solicited multiple people to steal from various business throughout the area.

During this investigation, undercover investigators were contacted by Azar on multiple occasions. The undercover investigators posed as theft suspects that would sell stolen merchandise to Azar at a fraction of the manufacturer's retail suggested price. On Thursday, April 26, 2018, Azar requested undercover investigators, who he believed were theft suspects, sell him approximately $13,000 in stolen merchandise. The undercover investigators met Azar in the 10300 block of Southeast Washington Street with the supposed stolen merchandise. After Azar purchased the stolen merchandise from undercover officers, he was taken into custody without incident.

Once Azar was taken into custody, a search warrant was served at his family's residence in the 2000 block of Southeast 102nd Avenue. During a search of the residence, investigators located a large quantity of stolen Legos and other stolen merchandise (photograph provided with press release). Investigators with the Fred Meyer's Organized Retail Theft Unit estimate the recovered stolen value of the Legos and other toys taken from Portland area Fred Meyer stores to be approximately $50,000 -- this estimate does not include merchandise that was recovered at the residence that came from other retail stores.

Based on information learned during the investigation, detectives believe Azar would solicit the theft of items from stores through websites such as Craigslist and OfferUp. Azar would meet with individuals who stole items, purchase the stolen merchandise for pennies on the dollar of what the item was worth, then advertise and sell the stolen merchandise on Craigslist, EBay, and OfferUp. As part of Azar's fencing operation, people who often times suffered from addiction to opioids and other drugs would enter stores and steal items to sell to Azar. Azar would in turn buy the stolen merchandise for a small percentage of the items' actual worth and sell the stolen merchandise at a large profit for himself.

Investigators remind anyone purchasing items from a non-retail location to be aware of items sold as "new" or in unopened packages with prices that seem too good to be true - the items may be stolen.

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UPDATE #2: Suspect Identified in Wednesday Stabbing Investigation (Photo) - 04/27/18

The suspect arrested after an assault that occurred on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in the 600 block of Southeast Grand Avenue has been identified as 51-year-old Lorenzo Manuel Tellez.

Tellez was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on a charges of Assault in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Tellez was also booked on warrants related to previous arrests for Possession of Methamphetamine and Interfering with a Peace Officer.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Detective Paul Dolbey at 503-823-0451 or Paul.Dolbey@portlandoregon.gov

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The person detained has been positively identified as the suspect. Assault Detail detectives have assumed responsibility for the investigation.

Once the suspect is booked into jail, his name and charges will be released.

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On Wednesday April 25, 2018, at 8:15 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing in the 600 block of Southeast Grand Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, a male in his 50s, suffering from a non-life-threatening stab wound. The victim was transported by ambulance for treatment.

One person has been detained as part of this investigation. Preliminary information indicates that the two men were involved in a dispute over the use of the can recycling machine outside the Jackson's Shell Gas Station which led to the stabbing.

Anyone who witnessed the stabbing is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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48 Citations Issued During Thursday Evening #VisionZero Traffic Safety Mission in North Precinct (Photo) - 04/27/18

During the evening hours of Thursday April 26, 2018, members of the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division partnered with officers from North and East Precincts, to conduct a Vision Zero traffic safety mission along Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Grand Avenue, from Lloyd Boulevard to Broadway.

Officers focused on dangerous behaviors and the officers were free to make traffic stops on drivers, pedestrians and bicycle riders as they saw appropriate. The officers were encouraged to share information about the Vision Zero program during these contacts. As always, officers were allowed the discretion to issue citations, warnings or classes.

During this traffic safety mission, 48 citations were issued along with 16 written warnings.

The Traffic Division and precinct personnel will be conducting future enforcement missions as staffing allows.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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UPDATE #2: Fatal Traffic Crash Investigation on Interstate 84 - 04/26/18

The suspected hit and run driver killed in last Thursday's wrong-way crash on I-84 has been identified as 59-year-old Christopher Gene Cannard.

The crash and circumstances leading to the crash remain under investigation.

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Investigators continue to investigate a fatal crash that began on Thursday, April 19, 2018, on eastbound Interstate 84 between Northeast 82nd Avenue and Interstate 205.

This investigation began on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 11:35 p.m., when officers responded to the report of a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of Northeast 99th Avenue and Northeast Glisan Street. As officers responded to the crash, they learned one of the involved vehicles had driven away from the scene. Officers arrived at the crash and located a red Ford Mustang and its driver. The driver suffered minor injuries and did not require transport to an area hospital by ambulance for treatment.

Officers learned the vehicle that was driven from the crash scene was a white Toyota Celica. Additional officers searched the area for the suspected hit and run vehicle and its driver. An officer located a vehicle that matched the suspected hit and run vehicle's description in the 1300 block of Northeast 99th Avenue. The officer attempted to stop the white Toyota Celica and the driver. The suspected hit and run driver fled from the officer in the Celica and proceeded west onto eastbound Interstate 84 from Northeast 99th Avenue. As the driver of the white Toyota Celica drove the wrong way on eastbound Interstate 84, an officer pursued the suspected hit and run driver. Shortly after driving east on westbound Interstate 84, the driver of the Celica collided with a yellow Toyota Prius being driven eastbound on Interstate 84. The collision between the Prius and Celica occurred east of Northeast 82nd Avenue. Upon observing the crash, the pursuing officer requested emergency medical personnel respond to the scene.

Emergency medical personnel responded to the scene and determined the suspected hit and driver was deceased. The driver and only occupant of the Toyota Prius was transported to an area hospital by ambulance with what were believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

The Police Bureau requested the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Criminal Reconstruction and Forensic Team (CRAFT) respond to assume the investigation since there was a Portland Police Officer who was present but not directly involved in the crash when it occurred.

As part of the review of this case, an After Action Report will be completed and reviewed to determine adherence to policy. The Portland Police Bureau's Professional Standards Division will also complete a review and investigation of the police actions involved in this incident.

Anyone with information about this crash should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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On Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 11:42 p.m., East Precinct officers began an investigation involving a two vehicle crash that occurred on eastbound Interstate 84 east of Northeast 82nd Avenue.

Responding officers and emergency medical personnel located two vehicles involved in this crash. Emergency medical personnel determined the driver and only occupant of one vehicle was deceased. The driver and only occupant of the second vehicle involved in this crash sustained what are believed to be serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital by ambulance.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Criminal Reconstruction and Forensic Team (CRAFT) has been requested to respond and lead this fatal traffic crash investigation.

During this traffic crash investigation, eastbound Interstate 84 will be closed at Northeast 82nd Avenue. The closure is expected to remain in effect for the following six to eight hours.

This investigation is ongoing. No additional information is expected to be provided regarding this crash until later in the investigation.

Anyone with information about this crash should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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Shred Event, Rx Drug Turn-In, Electronics Recycling and Food Drive this Saturday (Photo) - 04/26/18

On Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.(or when trucks are full), the Portland Police Bureau will join with community partners to host a community shred event, prescription drug turn-in, electronics destruction and recycling and food drive. The event will be held at 4735 East Burnside Street.


See the flyer for the event at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/680100

Shred It Event
Keeping sensitive documents and prescription meds out of the hands of people who might misuse them is an important step in preventing fraud and drug abuse.

Community members can bring up to two boxes or bags of documents to be shredded. Cardboard or three ring binders are not accepted.

Food Drive
Sunshine Division donation barrels will be available for donations of canned food, dry pasta, and gently-used clothing for needy families. Donations are tax deductible and receipts will be provided upon request.

Prescription Drug Turn-In
Portland Police Officers and Crime Prevention staff will be on site for the anonymous turn-in of unused or expired prescription medications, to share information about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and to answer community and media questions regarding this issue. All medications turned in at this event will be incinerated.

Items Accepted/Not Accepted for Drug Turn In:
Acceptable items for deposit: Prescription medications and samples, all over the counter medications, vitamins, pet medications, medicated ointments, and liquid medication in leak proof containers.

Items not acceptable for deposit:
Thermometers/Sharps/Syringes, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans, inhalers, EpiPens. NO SHARPS (needles)! To dispose of sharps, contact Metro at 503-234-3000 or www.oregonmetro.gov

Electronics Recycling
Acceptable items for Electronics Destruction and Recycling: Download the full list at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/672895

Items not accepted: Items containing Freon (e.g. refrigerator. Freezer, most water coolers), fire extinguisher, mercury containing devices (e.g. thermostat, ionization smoke detectors), PCB ballasts, Styrofoam, and wood, media (CD, DVD, floppy, VHS, Cassette, tapes), batteries, florescent tubes and lamps, electronic & magnetic ballasts.

This event is being held in partnership with the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, Drug Enforcement Agency, Portland Police Sunshine Division, Green Century Recycling, First Tech Cred Unit and the Better Business Bureau.

Contacts:
Rx Drug Turn-In: Jenni Pullen, 503-823-4257, jenni.pullen@portlandoregon.gov
Shred Event: Sergeant Kevin Frazier, 503-823-0897, kevin.frazier@portlandoregon.gov
Electronics Destruction and Recycling: Stephen Mayer, 503-281-1742, stephen.mayer@thebbb.org

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Prolific Burglary Suspect Arrested on Tuesday Afternoon in Old Town (Photo) - 04/25/18

On Tuesday April 24, 2018, Portland Police Bureau Central Precinct officers arrested the suspect involved in a string of commercial burglaries in the City of Portland.

The suspect, 63-year-old Melvin Lee Tillman, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on Tuesday afternoon on multiple charges of Burglary in the Second Degree, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, and Theft in the Third Degree. Additionally Tillman was booked on outstanding warrants connected with various commercial burglaries in the City of Portland.

Tillman was identified as the suspect involved in burglaries at three Northwest Portland businesses earlier this week at Porch Light Boutique, Blush Beauty Bar, and Sterling Coffee. Additionally, Tillman was indicted by a Multnomah County Grand Jury on various charges in connection with commercial burglaries in the Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard area.

The Portland Police Bureau and the City of Portland's Crime Prevention Program have some tips for burglary victims:

* Cameras - Use a camera surveillance system that captures clear images under all lighting conditions. Install security cameras at entry points, over cash registers and parking lots at angles that reveal facial and other features of suspicious individuals. Make sure employees know how to access footage for police.

* Report suspicious activity -- If you observe someone acting suspiciously, call the police at 9-1-1 for immediate threats to life or property. Otherwise you can call them at the non-emergency number at 503-823-3333.

If your Portland business would like some guidance about improving the security of your establishment, contact the City of Portland's Crime Prevention Program at 503-823-4064, onicpa@portlandoregon.gov or www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/cp

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Drunk Driver Arrested on Tuesday Evening After Crashing Into Multiple Cars in Southeast Portland (Photo) - 04/25/18

On Tuesday April 24, 2018, at 5:45 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a hit and run crash in the area of Southeast 82nd Avenue and Foster Road where the suspect driver was being detained by witnesses.

Officers arrived at the scene and learned that the suspect crashed into several cars along 82nd Avenue. There were no injuries as a result of these incidents.

The driver, 36-year-old Dustin Rowe, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run), Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), and Reckless Driving.

Drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs injure and kill thousands of people every year. People consuming alcohol or drugs are urged not to get behind the wheel and should have a sober driver or utilize taxis, rideshare companies or transit so everyone is safe on our streets.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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Two People Injured in Tuesday Night Shooting in East Precinct - Gang Enforcement Team Investigating - 04/25/18

On Tuesday April 24, 2018, at 11:36 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast 99th Avenue and Long Street on the report of a disturbance and shooting.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located two victims suffering from non-life-threatening injuries. One of the victim's was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment. Witnesses described three males running from the area after the shooting. There is very little suspect information at this point in the investigation.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to the scene and has been assigned the investigation.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance footage of the shooting is asked to call the Gang Enforcement Team at 503-823-4106.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved homicide or other felony crime, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Shooting Investigation Underway in North Precinct - One Person Injured - 04/23/18

On Monday April 23, 2018, at 7:27 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report that a shooting victim flagged down a paramedic crew in the parking lot of the Plaid Pantry store located at North Interstate Avenue and Going Street.

The 30-year-old male victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Officers have not located a crime scene and the victim is not cooperating with police at this time and there is no known suspect information.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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Suspect Arrested in Connection with Lents Neighborhood Shooting (Photo) - 04/23/18

On Friday April 20, 2018, Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team detectives booked 36-year-old Anthony Wade Skillings into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempted Aggravated Murder, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Firearm (two counts), and a parole violation. The charges came as a result of an investigation into a shooting that occurred in the morning hours of April 19, 2018.

On Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 7:49 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 9200 block of Southeast Henry Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located an occupied residence that was struck by gunfire, as well as two parked and unoccupied vehicles that were damaged by the gunfire. During the investigation, officers also learned a dog, which was located in the home at the time of the shooting, was struck by gunfire and suffered injuries as a result of the shooting. The dog was transported to a veterinary hospital by private vehicle for treatment of injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening. There were no other reported injuries as a result of this shooting.

Officers canvassed the area, looking for suspects and evidence. During the canvass, officers located evidence of gunfire on the roadway in the 9200 block of Southeast Henry Street.

During the course of the investigation, investigators learned of a vehicle that was associated with the shooting suspect. At approximately 12:30 p.m. on Friday, officers saw the vehicle being driven in the area of Southeast 145th Avenue and Division Street. After seeing the police, the driver abandoned the parked vehicle and fled the area on foot and was not located. Skillings was located in the area and taken into custody after a witness told police that he'd been in the vehicle also. Further investigation determined that he was connected to the shooting.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance footage of the shooting is asked to call Detective Meghan Burkeen at 503-823-2092 or Meghan.Burkeen@portlandoregon.gov

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved homicide or other felony crime, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Suspect Arrested on Multiple Charges After Attempting to Flee from East Precinct Officers (Photo) - 04/23/18

On Monday April 23, 2018, at 12:58 a.m., an East Precinct officer attempted to stop a driver in a black Dodge pick-up truck in the area of Southeast 104th and Powell Boulevard for a traffic violation. The driver failed to stop for the officer and sped away onto northbound I-205.

Officers on the ground did not pursue the driver; however, the Portland Police Bureau's Air Support Unit was in the air and was able to maintain visual contact with the pick-up as the driver traveled into the State of Washington then back into Oregon, exiting onto Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

Utilizing information relayed from the Air Support Unit, officers on the ground were able to deploy spike strips on Northeast 105th Avenue, south of Sandy Boulevard, which deflated the tires as the driver continued to drive in the neighborhood. Eventually, the driver crashed in a parking lot at Northeast 111th Avenue and Knott Street, where the driver exited the vehicle and attempted to elude officers on foot.

Assisted by the Air Support Unit and the Canine Unit, officers located the driver hiding in the area and took him into custody.

Officers determined that the pick-up was stolen after learning that the licence plates on the truck were from a different vehicle.

The suspect, 36-year-old Garrett Ryan Botello, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Attempt to Elude on Foot, and a US Marshals Hold.

To learn more about the Portland Police Bureau's Air Support and Canine Units, please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/29791

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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Friday, April 27, at 8:00 a.m. - 04/23/18

Sergeant Pete Simpson will be the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) until Friday, April 27, 2018, at 8:00 a.m.

Sergeant Simpson will respond to media requests for information via email or media-only pager for emergent events.

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