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Drunk Driver Crashes into Power Pole in Southeast Portland (Photo) - 06/27/17

On Tuesday June 27, 2017, at 12:29 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a single vehicle crash at Southeast 68th Avenue and Duke Street. 9-1-1 callers reported that a driver crashed into a power pole causing significant damage and that the suspect was attempting to drive away.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the driver in the suspect vehicle approximately two blocks from the initial crash location. Officers developed probable cause that the driver was impaired by alcohol and he was taken into custody without incident.

The driver, 38-year-old Aaron Dennehy, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), Reckless Driving, and Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run).

Portland General Electric (PGE) responded to the area to repair the damaged pole and power lines.

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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Traffic Pursuit Leads to Arrest of Driver for Assault, Elude and Other Charges (Photo) - 06/27/17

On Tuesday June 27, 2017, at 12:34 a.m., North Precinct officers attempted to stop a driver for a traffic infraction in the area of North Vancouver Way and Middlefield Road. The driver stopped near Jubitz Truckstop, but as officers exited their patrol vehicle, the driver sped away towards I-5.

Officers pursuing the driver attempted a Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT) on I-5 northbound approaching Hayden Island but were unsuccessful. During a second attempt, the driver rammed into the patrol car, resulting in the driver losing control of the vehicle and crashing into a jersey barrier.

The driver got out of the vehicle and was taken into custody without incident. A 47-year-old female passenger suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment. Neither officer suffered injuries that required immediate medical treatment.

The driver, 43-year-old Ronald Barnes, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Second Degree, Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Reckless Driving, and Recklessly Endangering Another Person. Additionally, Barnes is being held on a parole violation.

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UPDATE: Stabbing Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Sunnyside Neighborhood - 06/26/17

The victim in this incident remains at a Portland hospital being treated for serious injuries. Her name is not being released at this time due to the ongoing investigation.

Detectives are asking anyone with information, particularly anyone in the area of Southeast 33rd Avenue and Taylor Street, to provide it to investigators.

Anyone with information is asked to share it with Detective Jeff Sharp at 503-823-9773, jeff.sharp@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Monday June 26, 2017, at 3:05 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of an injured woman down on the ground at Southeast 33rd Avenue and Taylor Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim and determined that she was suffering from several stab wounds. The victim has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment and her injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

A witness reported seeing a someone run from the scene and described the person as a tan-skinned male.

Several officers, including a Police Canine Unit, conducted a neighborhood search but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

At this point in the investigation, there is no known motive or determination if the victim and suspect knew each other.

Anyone with information about this stabbing is asked to call Assault detectives at 503-823-0400.

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UPDATE: Stabbing Investigation Underway in Downtown Portland (Photo) - 06/26/17

The man injured in a stabbing Sunday afternoon has been identified as 22-year-old Aaron Moore. Moore was treated at a Portland hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect, 30-year-old Matthew Allen Davis, was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Assault in the Second Degree. Davis was also lodged on an outstanding warrant.

Detectives learned that the suspect was walking on Burnside when he threw something at another person. Moore intervened on behalf of the other person and Davis physically assaulted Moore. Moore responded physically and Davis produced a knife and stabbed him. Other Good Samaritans intervened and got Davis off of Moore and held him for police. An unidentified person pepper sprayed Davis during the struggle to hold him down.

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On Sunday June 25, 2017, at 6:54 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southwest Stark Street and Burnside Street on the report of a stabbing.

Officers arrived and located an adult male suffering from a serious stab wound. Officers immediately applied a tourniquet as they awaited medical personnel to arrive and transport the victim to the hospital. A second subject had been pepper sprayed and was contacted by officers.

The stabbing victim was transported to a Portland hospital by ambulance for treatment to serious injuries. The person pepper sprayed has been detained at the scene during the ongoing investigation. Preliminary information indicates that the two men may have been in a confrontation with each other.

Pedestrian and vehicular traffic may be affected in the area as officers continue their investigation.

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Street Racing Mission Yields Nine Citations and Two Arrests (Photo) - 06/26/17

In the late evening hours of Sunday June 25, 2017, the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division conducted a mission aimed at the street racers that congregate on Marine Drive and perform illegal races and other stunts out in public.

The purpose of this enforcement effort was to reduce and eventually eliminate the dangerous driving that has contributed to several traffic deaths over the past two years:

* On 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.

* On 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.

* On 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.

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

On Sunday night, officers in the area of North Marine Drive and Ledbetter Street witnessed individuals racing and driving recklessly. Officers came into the area and were able to stop several drivers and issue a total of nine citations covering 27 different charges. Two drivers were arrested on 15 separate charges.

A motorcycle rider sped away from officers, crashed, and ran away on foot. That driver was not located.

The two drivers arrested were:

* 18-year-old Paul Paliy was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Reckless Driving (three counts) and Recklessly Endangering Another Person (three counts). Paliy's 2012 Subaru Impreza WRX was towed from the scene.

* 24-year-old Petro Hurzhuy was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Reckless Driving (three counts) and Recklessly Endangering Another Person (five counts). Hurzhuy's 2011 BMW M3 Convertible was towed from the scene.

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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Suspect in Faubion School Phone Threats Identified, Taken to Unity Center for Treatment - 06/24/17

On Friday June 23, 2017, at approximately 2:15 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to 2231 North Flint Avenue on the report of a telephone threat. Faubion School is temporarily using the building formerly known as Harriet Tubman Middle School. This school is immediately south of Lillis Albina Park, which is hosting the Good in the Hood Multicultural Music, Art, and Foods Festival this weekend.

Officers spoke with the reporting party, the school principal, by phone and learned that the principal received a phone call from a woman asking about the school, the address, and who was at the school. The caller also made threats about a shooting at the school.

During the investigation, officers learned that the call likely originated from a residence in Northwest Portland and they developed leads on the identity of the possible caller. Based on the preliminary investigation, officers did not believe the threat to be credible.

Officers worked with community members familiar with the 63-year-old female suspect to develop a plan to contact her safely. On Saturday, officers and licensed mental health professionals from Project Respond contacted the woman at a Northeast Portland location. The woman was taken to the Unity Center for mental health treatment.

The woman has not been charged with any crimes at this time and the reports will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review. The Portland Police Bureau's Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) will also follow up the investigation. To learn more about BHU, visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/62135

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World Naked Bike Ride Tonight #PDXWNBR - Riders Urged to Wear Helmets and Shoes (Photo) - 06/24/17

The World Naked Bike Ride is set to roll through the streets of Portland tonight, June 24, 2017, at 9:00 p.m., starting from Northeast Portland's Fernhill Park and ride throughout the city.

In past years, this event has drawn an estimated 10,000 bicycle riders. According to the World Naked Bike Ride website, the event is an annual, worldwide bike ride that highlights the vulnerability of cyclists everywhere and decries society's dependence on pollution-based transport.

The Portland Police Bureau will have officers dedicated to the event to ensure everyone is safe and to provide assistance at intersections. There may be short traffic delays and drivers or non-participants are asked in advance for their patience.

Portland City Code 14A.40.030 (Indecent Exposure) states the following:

It is unlawful for any person to expose his or her genitalia while in a public place or place visible from a public place, if the public place is open or available to persons of the opposite sex.

Although many participants may violate the letter of the Portland City Code, the Police Bureau will be exercising discretion for this protest event as long as participants stay on the route with the rest of the riders. People who "start early" and potentially disrupt other neighborhood events not associated with the official ride may not receive the same discretion.

At a bare minimum, the Portland Police Bureau recommends that riders at least wear a helmet and shoes to avoid any potential injuries. Bike lights are also highly recommended for riders as well as plenty of water or fluids.

For more information on the ride, visit http://www.pdxwnbr.org

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Grand Jury Determines Officer's Use of Deadly Force Justified in May 2017 Shooting in Southeast Portland (Photo) - 06/23/17

On Thursday June 22, 2017, a Multnomah County Grand Jury determined that a Portland Police Bureau officer was justified in the use of deadly force in the May 2017 shooting of 24-year-old Terrell Kyreem Johnson. The grand jury determined that the use of deadly force against Johnson was a lawful exercise of self-defense under Oregon law.

The Portland Police Bureau officer involved in the shooting is Samson Ajir, an eight-year-veteran of the Bureau assigned to the Transit Police Division. The Bureau anticipates he will be returning to full duty next week.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputy partnered with Officer Ajir in the Transit Police Division was Deputy AJ Ajir -- Officer Ajir's brother.

During the investigation, detectives learned that Johnson was acting erratically and threatening people at the Flavel Street Transit Station which prompted a 9-1-1 call for police. The caller described Johnson as a white male, provided a clothing description, and a description of Johnson's behavior to the call-taker with the Bureau of Emergency Communications (BOEC).

The first arriving officer at the scene was Officer Jacob Howell of the West Linn Police Department, assigned to the Transit Police Division. Officer Howell was in the early stages of his investigation into the report and was speaking with Johnson, who was non-compliant and would not sit down. As Officer Ajir and Deputy Ajir arrived, Johnson ran from the officers -- first westbound on Flavel then back eastbound before running northbound on the MAX bridge over Johnson Creek.

Officer Ajir was in close proximity to Johnson during the foot chase. Johnson reversed course and turned towards Officer Ajir and advanced towards him while displaying a utility knife, prompting Officer Ajir to unholster his handgun and fire multiple times, striking Johnson. After Johnson was down on the ground, additional officers arrived and approached Johnson with a shield for officer-safety, then began rendering immediate medical aid until paramedics arrived. Paramedics determined that Johnson was deceased. A utility knife was recovered from the scene.

As part of the use of force review process, the Bureau will conduct an internal review of the entire incident and the case will go before the Police Review Board (PRB), which is comprised of community members, Bureau members and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division.

The investigative files and grand jury transcripts will be posted on the Bureau's Open Data page when they are made available and can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/52175

The photo of Johnson that is being released was from an April 29, 2017, arrest. At the time of the shooting, Johnson did not have a fixed address and a family member had an active restraining order/protective order against Johnson. According to Johnson's family, he had been struggling with drug addiction that they believe may have affected his mental health. Johnson had no mental health history on file with the Portland Police Bureau.

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UPDATE - Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 58-Year-Old Man - 06/23/17

58-year-old Jose Ruelas-Mora was found deceased on June 15, 2017, a few blocks from his home. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined Ruelas-Mora died of self-inflicted stab wounds.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate 58-year-old Jose Ruelas-Mora.

Ruelas-Mora is described as a Hispanic male, 6'1" tall, 190 pounds, black hair and brown eyes.

Ruelas-Mora's family reported that he left his Centennial Neighborhood home in Southeast Portland overnight after making statements indicating he may be suffering from a mental health crisis.

Anyone seeing Ruelas-Mora is asked to call 9-1-1 so officers can check his welfare. Anyone with non-emergency information about him is asked to contact Detective Lori Fonken at 503-823-1081, lori.fonken@portlandoregon.gov.

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UPDATE - Crash Investigation Underway on Southeast 122nd Avenue - Bicycle Rider Critically Injured - 06/23/17

The bicycle rider injured in Wednesday afternoon's crash has been identified as 35-year-old Abdikadir Ahmed Omar of Southeast Portland. He remains in a Portland hospital in serious condition with head injuries.

The driver, 33-year-old Nicolette Ivy Duffus of Northeast Portland, remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.

Investigators learned that both Omar and Duffus were traveling southbound on 122nd Avenue. Omar veered out of the bike lane and collided with Duffus' vehicle causing him to crash. Omar was not wearing a bicycle helmet at the time of the crash. Investigators determined that Omar was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.

Omar may be issued traffic and/or criminal citations once the investigation is complete.

Duffus was issued traffic citations for Driving While Suspended, Driving Uninsured, and Failure to Register a Vehicle.

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On Wednesday June 21, 2017, at 9:03 p.m., East Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the 2300 block of Southeast 122nd Avenue on the report of a traffic crash involving a driver and a bicycle rider.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the injured bicycle rider and involved driver. The bicycle rider has been transported to a Portland hospital with traumatic injuries. The driver has remained at the scene.

Southeast 122nd Avenue is closed in both directions, North of Division Street, as officers continue to investigate the circumstances of the crash.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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 - Pedestrian Critically Injured in Hit and Run Crash in Southeast Portland - 06/23/17

The young woman critically injured yesterday afternoon has been identified as 26-year-old Erin Catherine Brenneman of Southeast Portland. Brenneman remains at a Portland hospital in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

At this point in the investigation, investigators have not developed any suspect information or vehicle description.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Phil Maynard at 503-823-2216, phillip.maynard@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Thursday June 22, 2017, at 3:14 p.m., East Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to Southeast 80th Avenue and Pine Street on the report of a female in her 20s down in the street suffering from traumatic injuries.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, who was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Preliminary investigation indicates that she was struck by a driver who fled the scene. At this point in the investigation, there is no suspect information.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team has responded to conduct an investigation into the crash.

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

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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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World Naked Bike Ride Tomorrow Night #PDXWNBR - Riders Urged to Wear Helmets and Shoes (Photo) - 06/23/17

The World Naked Bike Ride is set to roll through the streets of Portland on Saturday June 24, 2017, at 9:00 p.m., starting from Northeast Portland's Fernhill Park and ride throughout the city.

In past years, this event has drawn an estimated 10,000 bicycle riders. According to the World Naked Bike Ride website, the event is an annual, worldwide bike ride that highlights the vulnerability of cyclists everywhere and decries society's dependence on pollution-based transport.

The Portland Police Bureau will have officers dedicated to the event to ensure everyone is safe and to provide assistance at intersections. There may be short traffic delays and drivers or non-participants are asked in advance for their patience.

Portland City Code 14A.40.030 (Indecent Exposure) states the following:

It is unlawful for any person to expose his or her genitalia while in a public place or place visible from a public place, if the public place is open or available to persons of the opposite sex.

Although many participants may violate the letter of the Portland City Code, the Police Bureau will be exercising discretion for this protest event as long as participants stay on the route with the rest of the riders. People who "start early" and potentially disrupt other neighborhood events not associated with the official ride may not receive the same discretion.

At a bare minimum, the Portland Police Bureau recommends that riders at least wear a helmet and shoes to avoid any potential injuries. Bike lights are also highly recommended for riders as well as plenty of water or fluids.

For more information on the ride, visit http://www.pdxwnbr.org

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UPDATE - Multiple Burglaries Overnight in North and East Precincts - Two Suspects in Custody (Photo) - 06/22/17

19-year-old Alec Ryan Cameron Johnson and 16-year-old Julian Miguel Gallardo were charged with multiple counts of Burglary, Theft, and Criminal Mischief in connection with numerous commercial burglaries reported overnight in Northeast Portland.

Johnson was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and Gallardo was lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home (JDH).

Detectives are continuing to investigate other burglary reports and the suspects may face additional charges at a later time.

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In the early morning hours of Thursday June 22, 2017, North and East Precinct officers responded to numerous reports of commercial burglaries to businesses.

As officers were investigating numerous break-ins along North Mississippi Avenue, officers responded to a burglary alarm at Binks at approximately 4:30 a.m. Binks, a neighborhood pub, is located at 2715 Northeast Alberta Street.

Officers spotted two people in the area of Binks that ran from police and hid in the neighborhood. A third person in a dark-colored smaller SUV drove out of the area and has not been identified or located.

A neighborhood perimeter was established and the two suspects were located and taken into custody without incident near Northeast 26th Avenue and Alberta Street.

Officers and detectives are continuing to investigate the overnight burglary reports, connections to previous burglary reports in the neighborhood, and the link to the two people in custody.

Officers from Central, East, and North Precincts, as well as the Canine and Air Support Units, assisted with these investigations and capture of the two suspects.

No additional information is available at this time and updates will be provided as they become available.

Community members are encouraged to visit the City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention page at http://www.portlandonline.com/oni/cp for additional crime prevention tips and resources.

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UPDATE 2: SERT/CNT Responding to Assist North Precinct Officers with Disturbance Involving a Firearm (Photo) - 06/21/17

The suspect in Tuesday evening's SERT and CNT response was identified as 29-year-old Gregory C. Brown Jr. Brown was lodged into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Assault in the Fourth Degree -- Felony (Domestic Violence).

Detectives with the Family Services Division Domestic Violence Reduction Unit (DVRU) continue to investigate this incident. As part of this ongoing investigation, detectives ask anyone with information regarding a disturbance involving a black Ford Explorer in the area of North Woolsey Avenue and North Trenton Street at 9:02 p.m. on Tuesday evening to contact Detective Andrew Griggs at 503-823-0969 or Andrew.Griggs@portlandoregon.gov .

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SERT and CNT have safely assisted the woman and young child from the residence. On scene medical personnel offered medical aid to the woman for injuries that occurred during the assault.

CNT negotiated with the male suspect over the phone. The suspect exited the residence and SERT placed him into custody.

The Domestic Violence Reduction Unit (DVRU) responded to the location and is continuing the investigation.

Domestic violence is among the most frequent and serious forms of violent crime investigated by police. If you or a loved one are experiencing domestic violence or are concerned that domestic violence may be an issue, help is available.

Call to Safety (formerly the Portland Women's Crisis Line) provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information, and referrals to community resources. 24 hour crisis line: 503-235-5333, 1-888-235-5333, or https://calltosafety.org/

Additional, web-based resources are available from Multnomah County's Domestic Violence Coordinator's office: http://web.multco.us/dv

The Portland Police Bureau's Domestic Violence Reduction Unit (DVRU) provides officers and detectives with specialized training in the dynamics of domestic violence. This unit also operates jointly with Multnomah County's Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team (DVERT) on "high-lethality" cases of domestic violence (those cases with warning signs associated with the most severe and life-threatening cases of domestic violence).

Information on DVRU is available at: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/35679

Finally, the City of Portland, Multnomah County and numerous other partners have joined together to create The Gateway Center. The Gateway Center attempts to limit the impact of intimate partner violence through by providing multi-cultural and survivor-centered advocacy and services. Given the complexity of domestic violence, this center provides a single-point of access to services and resources for survivors of intimate partner violence. Information on The Gateway Center can be found at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/gatewaycenter/52837


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The Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to the 9600 block of North Fiske Avenue to assist North Precinct officers on a disturbance call involving a gun.

Interested media should stage at the Boys and Girls Club, located at North Trenton Street and North Newman Avenue. The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene.

New Columbia Villa traffic in the area of North Fiske to North Haven Avenues, North Trenton to North Fessenden Streets is likely impacted by this police activity.

This investigation started at 9:12 p.m. on the report of a woman being assaulted by a man who was armed with a gun inside a residence in the 9600 block of North Fiske Avenue.

No additional information is available at this time but will be updated when available.

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Attached Media Files: Gregory Brown Jr
Bank Robbery Tuesday Evening in the Kenton Neighborhood - 06/21/17

On Tuesday June 20, 2017, at 6:02 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank, located at 8334 North Denver Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with employees who told police that the suspect presented a note to the teller demanding money. There were no weapons displayed. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the bank without incident.

Several officers checked the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as a 55 to 65-year-old black male, 5'4" tall, slim build, short hair, with a long beard and wearing a black bomber jacket and dark pants.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Portland Police Bureau Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405, or the Portland office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at 503-224-4181.


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Pedestrian Seriously Injured After Being Struck by Train in Hosford-Abernathy Neighborhood - 06/20/17

On Tuesday June 20, 2017, at 8:23 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southeast 8th Avenue and Southeast Division Street on the report of a pedestrian struck by a train.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a man with life-threatening injuries. The man was transported to a Portland hospital by ambulance.

Based on information learned at the scene, officers believe the pedestrian had attempted to cross two sets of railroad tracks near Southeast 8th Avenue and Southeast Division Street. While crossing the railroad tracks the pedestrian was struck by an eastbound Union Pacific freight train and a westbound Amtrak train.

Union Pacific Railroad and Amtrak Police responded to the crash location and assumed control of the investigation.

All media inquiries regarding this incident should be directed to Union Pacific Railroad and Amtrak spokespersons.

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CORRECTION - UPDATE: Major Crash Team Responding to Hit and Run Accident Involving Pedestrian (Photo) - 06/20/17

The subject was arrested near the intersection of Southeast 130th Place and Southeast Mitchell Court, not Southeast 130th Avenue and Southeast Mitchell Court.

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The 70-year-old woman who was struck by a vehicle early this morning is currently in a Portland hospital and is expected to survive her injuries. The driver involved in the hit and run crash was identified as 25--year--old Weifu Ma of Portland.

Traffic officers learned that Ma was driving his BMW eastbound on Southeast Division Street when he struck a woman who was crossing Southeast Division Street from the southwest corner to the northwest corner of Southeast 122nd Avenue and Southeast Division Street. A witness stated the woman was inside the crosswalk and had a walk signal as she walked across the roadway with her walker.

A witness who was in another vehicle called 9-1-1 immediately, then followed the suspect as he left the crash location. The witness provided police with updates regarding Ma's location as he traveled through the neighborhood. Near the intersection of Southeast 130th Avenue and Southeast Mitchell Court, Ma collided with the witness' vehicle in an attempt to flee the area. Police arrived and placed Ma in custody.

Weifu Ma was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Fail to Perform the Duties of a Driver -- Felony, Reckless Driving, Assault in the Fourth Degree, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, and Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants.


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On Tuesday June 20, 2017, at 5:02 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report that a pedestrian was hit by a driver on Southeast 122nd Avenue at Southeast Division Street and that the involved driver left the scene.

Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and found a woman suffering from traumatic injuries. The victim has been transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to life-threatening injuries.

Preliminary information indicates that the suspect driver crashed into the pedestrian and drove away from the crash scene. An alert citizen contacted police and assisted in locating and apprehending the suspected hit and run driver.

Preliminary information suggests impairment was a factor in this crash.

Southbound Southeast 122nd Avenue south of Southeast Division Street is closed. Two eastbound lanes of Southeast Division Street west of Southeast 122nd Avenue are also closed. Currently one eastbound lane of Southeast Division Street is open. As the Major Crash Team continues to investigate this crash there is a possibility the entire intersection at Southeast 122nd Avenue and Southeast Division Street may be closed. The intersection will likely be effected by the investigation for the next three to four hours.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation into the crash.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to call 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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Attached Media Files: Weifu Ma
Juvenile Arrested for Pepper-Spraying Incident - 06/18/17

On Sunday June 18, 2017, at 12:15 p.m., officers responded to Northwest Broadway near West Burnside Street regarding a disturbance.

When officers arrived, they found one person had been pepper-sprayed by a juvenile male. Officers requested Portland Fire and Rescue respond; they treated the man for exposure to pepper spray at the scene.

As officers investigated the incident, they spoke with the victim and several witnesses. Officers learned a teenage male had approached a group of people exercising their First Amendment Right to freedom of speech and peppered-sprayed a member of the group.

Officers were able to verify the identity of the suspect based on the victim and witnesses' description. Officers contacted the identified suspect near the incident location; however, the suspect utilized the crowd that had gathered for the Pride Parade as an obstacle for officers to make an arrest. Officers believed arresting the suspect at that moment would impact the Pride Parade. The suspect then fled the area.

At approximately 3:00 p.m. in Tom McCall Waterfront Park near Southwest Naito Parkway and Southwest Oak Street, a male approached the Portland Police Bureau recruitment booth. The male began to tear-apart stickers and other items at the booth and throw the items on the ground. An officer at the booth requested the subject stop destroying the items and stop littering. The suspect refused and the officer requested additional officers respond to the recruitment booth, as the male was not following any of his commands.

Officers arrived and recognized the suspect as the person involved in pepper spraying the individual earlier in the day. Officers attempted to take the suspect into custody; however, the suspect's friend interfered with the arrest. Officers provided multiple warnings to both individuals, but they would not listen to police direction. Eventually, both juveniles were arrested.

The juvenile male who was involved in the pepper spraying incident was lodged at the Donald E. Long Detention Home on charges of Assault in the Fourth Degree, Unlawful Use of Pepper Spray, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Resisting Arrest. The second juvenile male was charged with Resisting Arrest and Interfering with a Peace Officer and released to his guardian.

Anyone who witnessed or has information, including cell phone video footage, of either incident are asked to contact the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333 and reference case number 42-17-680760.

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Report of Gunfire Leads to Arrest of Felon, Seizure of Two Firearms (Photo) - 06/18/17

On Saturday June 17, 2017, at 8:06 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 600 block of North Argyle Street on the report that a man was firing a gun on Friday night and was now back in the area trying to start fights with people.

Officers arrived in the area and located the suspect leaving the scene on a motorcycle. The suspect did not stop for the officers and rode his motorcycle slowly away from the traffic stop. Officers followed the suspect for a few blocks until he stopped and he was taken into custody without incident.

Officers located a crime scene for the previous gunfire and were able to locate and seize two firearms, magazines, ammunition, and spent shell casings from a nearby residence. North Precinct officers had responded to previous calls in the area of gunfire but had not been able to locate the suspect.

The suspect, 40-year-old Mario Manuel Ugalde, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm (three counts), Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Driving While Revoked (Misdemeanor). Ugalde will be arraigned on Monday June 19.

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61 Citations, 28 Warnings Issued in Thursday Night #VisionZero Traffic Safety Mission (Photo) - 06/18/17

On Thursday June 15, 2017, from approximately 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division, assisted by Transit Police, and East, North and Central Precinct officers, conducted a Vision Zero traffic safety mission along Southeast Foster Road from 50th to 92nd Avenues. This location was selected due to the congestion of vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic.

Officers focused on dangerous behaviors and the officers were free to make traffic stops on drivers, pedestrians and bicycle riders as they saw fit. 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.

In total, 61 citations were issued as well as 28 written warnings.

The Traffic Division and Precinct operations 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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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Until Wednesday June 21 (Photo) - 06/18/17

Sergeant Chris Burley is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) for the Portland Police Bureau until Wednesday June 21, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. Sgt. Burley will be available by email or by media-only pager to answer questions or respond to incidents with a clear need for immediate public notification due to community safety concerns.

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Sworn to Protect and Dedicated to Serve Everyone (Photo) - 06/16/17

In recent weeks, the City of Portland has experienced increased tension and concerns about hate crime activity and threats to community safety. The Portland Police Bureau has been actively involved in these issues, investigating crimes and reports of threatening behavior. The Bureau understands the fear and uneasy feelings felt by many in our community and wants to share a message -- Portland Police Officers are sworn to protect and dedicated to serve everyone. These officers are here to protect you and keep you safe.

Officers will continue to spend time at events, positively engaging members of the community and providing safety and security.

This weekend, officers will be providing an enhanced presence at pride events in conjunction with Portland Pride Week. To learn more about Portland Pride Week events, please visit http://pridenw.org/

The Portland Police Bureau has a long-standing partnership with the LGBTQ community. Information about the partnership, called the Alliance for Safer Communities (ASC), can be found by visiting http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/31112

The weekend of June 23 -- 25, officers will be providing an enhanced presence at the Good in the Hood Multicultural Music, Arts & Food Festival at Lillis Albina Park and King School. The Bureau is continuing to investigate the report of a threatening letter sent to event organizers. At this time, the Bureau has not determined the credibility of this letter and is committed to having a robust police presence at this family-friendly event. To learn more about Good in the Hood events, please visit http://www.goodnthehood.org/

The Bureau investigates all reports of bias-motivated crimes and encourages any member of our community who is the victim of such a crime to contact law enforcement. Under Oregon law, bias crimes are defined as any criminal act that targets a victim based on the suspect's perception of the victim's race, color, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin. Detectives work to determine whether or not bias elements are present during the reported crime that align with Oregon law as defined in the Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS):

* ORS 166.165 - Intimidation in the First Degree - https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/166.165
* ORS 166.155 -- Intimidation in the Second Degree - https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/166.155

In 2017, the Bureau has seen an increase in bias motivated crime reports:

* 2015 -- 11 bias crime reports
* 2016 -- 10 bias crime reports (three through April 30)
* 2017 -- Nine bias crime reports (through April 30)

It's important to note that these numbers can go up or down, depending on the results of an investigation.

If you have been the victim of a bias crime assault or you are witnessing one, immediately call 9-1-1. If you have been the victim of a different bias crime and the suspect is no longer present, such as vandalism or graffiti, please call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

To learn more about bias crime investigations, please visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/423009

The Bureau has several community advisory groups and outreach opportunities for community members and police officers to come together. Advisory groups include the Portland Muslim Community Police Council, the Alliance for Safer Communities, the African American Advisory Council, and the Slavic Advisory Council. To learn more about these advisory groups and the Bureau's commitment to the Portland community, please visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/30379

Additionally, the City of Portland is a partner in Portland United Against Hate, which is a community initiated partnership of Community Based Organizations, Neighborhood Associations, concerned communities and the City. To learn more, please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/72583

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Shooting Investigation Overnight in Parkrose Heights Neighborhood - No Injuries - 06/15/17

On Thursday June 15, 2017, at 5:15 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire damage to a home in the 2800 block of Northeast 117th Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire, including damage to a residence. There were no injuries or suspect information.

There was a call of gunshot heard in the area of Knott City Park a few blocks away at approximately 2:30 a.m. but nothing was located at the time.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to continue the investigation.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 503-823-4106, reference case number 17-187488.

Anyone with information about this case or other gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

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

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

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 is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous. Rewards of up to $1,000 are available for other unsolved felony crimes - $2,500 for unsolved homicides.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app.

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Multiple Businesses Burglarized Overnight in Northeast Portland - 06/15/17

Early this morning, Thursday June 15, 2017, North Precinct officers began responding to numerous reports of burglaries to small businesses.

The first call came in at 4:36 a.m. to 3033 Northeast Alberta Street. Subsequent burglary reports were taken at the following locations:

* 1800 Northeast Alberta Street
* 3023 Northeast Alberta Street
* 3039 Northeast Alberta Street
* 5501 Northeast 30th Avenue
* 5507 Northeast 30th Avenue
* 1806 Northeast Alberta Street

At this point, there is no solid suspect information. Preliminary information indicates that a suspect or suspects is breaking glass to make entry and steal cash drawers.

If suspect information is developed and/or if useful surveillance video is obtained, the Bureau may release updates to the public.

Anyone with information about any of these burglaries is asked to report it to the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333, or email to CrimeTips@Portlandoregon.gov. Businesses needing to file a report should call the non-emergency line only.

Community members and businesses are encouraged to visit the City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention page at http://www.portlandonline.com/oni/cp for crime prevention tips and resources.

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Robbery, Sexual Assault Suspect Sentenced to 250 months in Prison (Photo) - 06/14/17

On Tuesday June 13, 2017, 32-year-old James Ringrang Ellis, was sentenced to 250 months in prison, pursuant to a plea agreement. Ellis pled guilty to multiple counts of Robbery in the First Degree, Robbery in the Second Degree, and Sodomy in the First Degree.

Ellis' plea comes as a result of an investigation into a crime spree that started on September 25, 2016, and ended on October 12, 2016, where Ellis robbed 10 businesses. During two of the robberies, Ellis fired his handgun and during one of the robberies Ellis sexually assaulted a victim.

North Precinct officers, Robbery detectives, and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office worked together to bring this case to a resolution.

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Detectives Seeking Public's Help in Homicide Investigation (Photo) - 06/13/17

Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help to aid in a homicide investigation.

On Monday June 12, 2017, at 12:27 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 3500 block of Northeast 10th Avenue to conduct a death investigation.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and determined that the resident, 36-year-old Brian Elton Spaulding, was deceased. Based on observations at the scene, Homicide detectives responded to the scene.

This morning, the Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and determined that Spaulding was the victim of a shooting. The Medical Examiner ruled the death a homicide.

At this point in the investigation there is no suspect information on known reason why Spauling would be killed.

The Spaulding family has requested complete privacy at this time but has provided a photo to be shared publicly.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Todd Gradwahl at 503-823-0991, todd.gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457, rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov.

This is the 10th homicide in 2017 in the City of Portland.

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CORRECTION: Suspect Arrested in 2011 Sexual Assault Investigation (Photo) - 06/13/17

A Multnomah County Grand Jury is currently hearing this case. The suspect has not yet been indicted.

The Bureau regrets the earlier error stating the suspect had been indicted.

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On June 8, 2017, Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit detectives arrested a 63-year-old man in connection with a 2011 sexual assault investigation.

Clint Curtis Williams was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Rape in the First Degree, Sodomy in the First Degree (two counts), Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the First Degree (two counts), and Sex Abuse in the First Degree (three counts). Williams is also being held on a charge of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

The arrest stems from an investigation that started in September 2011. A sexual assault forensic evidence (SAFE) kit connected to the case was recently submitted for testing as part of the Police Bureau's effort to test all kits that were previously not submitted for testing. The results of the test linked Williams to the 2011 case.

As this remains an open investigation and prosecution of a sensitive nature, the Bureau cannot offer additional details regarding this case.

Williams' arrest stems from the Portland Police Bureau's Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) work group that focuses solely on SAFE kits that were previously untested. In the course of the next few years, there will be new investigations initiated as SAFE kit DNA test results are returned. The work group in place will continue best practices of victim notification and is dedicated to vigorously investigating cases where justice has been delayed. The work group, as well as the Sex Crimes Unit, provide advocacy and a victim centered approach.

As part of the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) grant that the Portland Police was awarded in 2015, as well as the New York District Attorney's (DANY) grant awarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, the Portland Police Bureau has been in the process of testing, contacting survivors, and investigating cases stemming from the 1,754 untested SAFE kits in the possession of the Portland Police Bureau.

In April 2016, the first shipment of untested SAFE kits were sent to a private laboratory in Salt Lake City, Utah. All Portland Police Bureau SAFE kits have been submitted for testing and the Police Bureau now has a "full submission" policy removing any discretion on the submission of SAFE kits.

The Portland Police Bureau has additional information about its Sex Crimes Unit at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/69979 Click on the "The Rose Project" for more information about its untested sexual assault kit project as well as resources for survivors.

The Portland Police Bureau encourages survivors of sexual assault that had a SAFE kit performed to contact the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Crime Unit at roseproject@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0125. Due to the very personal and confidential nature of these crimes, information about a previously untested sexual assault kit can only be released to the survivor.

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Three Suspects Arrested in Connection with Two Shootings on Sunday - 06/13/17

The Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team arrested three juvenile males in connection with two shootings that occurred on Sunday June 11, 2017, in the area of Southeast 131st Avenue and Powell Boulevard. A 17-year-old male was critically injured in the first shooting but is expected to survive.

17-year-old Marcel Anthony Wilson and 17-year-old Daquantre Armstrong were arrested shortly after the first shooting and, after further investigation, booked into the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home (JDH) on charges of Attempted Murder, Attempted Assault in the First Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

A second shooting in the area occurred at approximately 9:45 p.m., believed to be in retaliation for the first shooting, and resulted in the arrest of 17-year-old Ricky Antwan Gaters. Nobody was injured in the second shooting which damaged a residence occupied by a small child, and the mother of the first shooting victim.

Gaters was also booked into JDH and faces charges of Attempted Murder, Attempted Assault in the First Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. (two counts).

Anyone with information about this case or other gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

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

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

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 is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous. Rewards of up to $1,000 are available for other unsolved felony crimes - $2,500 for unsolved homicides.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app.

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Robbery Suspect Breaks Out of Bar After Victim Locks Him Inside - 06/12/17

On Monday June 12, 2017, at 1:29 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Sullivan's Gulch Bar & Grill, located at 2512 Northeast Broadway.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victim who told police that the suspect was in the bar playing video poker and talking on the phone until the last customer left. The suspect then pushed his way behind the bar to demand money. The victim was able to get outside and lock the suspect inside the bar. As the victim was hiding, he heard the suspect break out the front glass and escape.

Several officers, including a Canine Unit and Air Support, searched the neighborhood but did not locate the suspect.

The suspect was described as a dark-complected male, 35 to 40 years old, 6'1" tall, thin build, bald or shaved head, possible facial tattoos, wearing a dark-colored jacket and light-colored shorts.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405.

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Shooting Investigation Underway Sunday Evening in Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood -- No Known Injuries - 06/11/17

On Sunday June 11, 2017, at 9:44 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 13200 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire. Witnesses reported hearing gunfire and officers located one residence that was struck by gunfire.

No gunshot victims were located in the area or arrived at any area hospitals.

One person was taken into custody at the scene in relation to the investigation.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to conduct an investigation. The Forensic Evidence Division (FED) also responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.

There is no additional information available at this time and no updates will be shared until mid-Monday morning at the earliest.

Anyone with information about this case or other gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

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

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

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 is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous. Rewards of up to $1,000 are available for other unsolved felony crimes - $2,500 for unsolved homicides.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app.

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UPDATE: Suspect Arrested After Carjacking Delivery Driver in Sumner Neighborhood - 06/11/17

This evening the suspect in the Sunday afternoon carjacking of a delivery driver's vehicle was lodged into the Clark County Jail by Ridgefield Police Department officers. She was identified as 36-year-old Joey R. Campbell.


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On Sunday, June 11, 2017, at 1:54 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a carjacking in the area of the 5000 block of Northeast 86th Avenue.

Officers learned the victim was a delivery driver who had attempted to stop a woman from stealing her red 2008 Chevrolet Impala. In the process of trying to stop the suspect from taking the vehicle, the victim was hanging out of the window of the driver's door, as the suspect started to drive away. The victim fell from the car as the suspect accelerated. The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries as a result of falling from the moving vehicle. Medical personnel responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital by ambulance for treatment of her injuries.

Officers continued to search for the vehicle and follow investigative leads. At 2:59 p.m., the Ridgefield Police Department located the stolen vehicle and suspect in the 900 Block of West Pioneer Road in Ridgefield after callers reported a person driving a red Chevrolet Impala recklessly. The suspect was taken into custody during a traffic stop. The suspect will be lodged in the Clark County Jail on charges of Driving Under the Influence, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle and Driving While Suspended in the Third Degree. The suspect will be identified once she is booked into jail.

The case will eventually be presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's office for charges in Multnomah County.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood -- One Person Injured - 06/11/17

On Sunday June 11, 2017 at 1:18 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Glenwood Apartments, located at 13116 SE Powell Blvd on the report of a shooting with one person injured.

Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and located a 17-year-old male with multiple gunshot wounds and evidence of gunfire. The victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment. Preliminary information indicates the injuries are life-threatening.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team has responded to conduct an investigation.

Anyone with information about this case or other gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

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

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

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 is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous. Rewards of up to $1,000 are available for other unsolved felony crimes - $2,500 for unsolved homicides.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app.

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Suspect Arrested After Traffic Pursuit in East Precinct Early Sunday Morning (Photo) - 06/11/17

On Sunday June 11, 2017, at 3:13 a.m., East Precinct officers attempted to stop a driver in a black 2001 Buick Century in the area of Southeast 82nd Avenue and Southeast Harrison Street but the driver began to elude the police.

The driver led police on a short chase in the neighborhood. During the pursuit the driver collided with a fence at a dead-end located on Southeast 83rd Avenue south of Southeast Harrison Street. After the driver crashed his car into the fence he drove his car in reverse. His vehicle collided into a police vehicle which had stopped behind the suspect. After crashing into the police car the suspect fled on foot but was taken into custody a short distance from his vehicle. Neither the officer nor the suspect were injured as a result of the crash.

28-year-old Erik Rowdy Feltner was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Attempt to Elude on Foot, Fail to Perform the Duties of a Driver. Additionally, Feltner was lodged on a parole violation.

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Shooting Victim Walks Into Portland Hospital - 06/11/17

On Saturday June 10, 2017, at 9:08 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to an area hospital on a report that a shooting victim had been dropped off at the location with non-life-threatening wounds. As officers responded to contact the victim at the hospital, additional officers from East Precinct investigated reports of gun shots at 12702 East Burnside Street. During the investigation officers learned the gunshot victim had been driven to the hospital by private vehicle from 12702 East Burnside Street after he was shot.

East Precinct officers responded and located evidence of the shooting at 12707 East Burnside Street. Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division responded to the location and assisted with the investigation. Detectives are still investigating this incident. Further updates will follow as more information becomes available.

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UPDATE 2: Rose Quarter Transit Station is shut down as Portland Police Respond to a possible person in crisis - 06/10/17

At 11:28 p.m. today a team of Enhanced Crisis Intervention Trained officers were able to speak with the subject and convince him to come down from the roof of the TriMet bus. The man was transported by ambulance to an area hospital on a police officer hold. The Rose Quarter Transit Station has reopened.

The Portland Police Bureau has created an Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT). This is a team of volunteer officers who receive additional training in crisis resolution, negotiation, critical incident management and knowledge regarding the mental health system. These ECIT officers were integral in safely resolving this incident.

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Today, June 10, 2017 at 8:27 p.m., Portland Police Bureau officers received a call that a person holding a knife is on top of a TriMet bus stopped at the Rose Quarter Transit Station, located at 1000 North Interstate Avenue. Officers arrived and are attempting to safely contact the person. Specialy trained officers with the Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT) are negotiating with the person in crisis.

For the safety of all involved, officers have closed the area around the Rose Quarter Transit Station. Currently no TriMet buses or trains are servicing or traveling through the Rose Quarter Transit Station.

The Portland Police Bureau generally responds to more than 1,200 suicidal person calls a year. To help improve our response to these calls all Portland Police officers received Crisis Intervention Training. Additionally, the Portland Police Bureau has created specialized units such as three teams containing both a police officer and mental health clinician from our community partner, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare. These teams work with individuals who have both frequent police contact and mental health issues.

More information on these programs can be found at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/bhu

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable.

The Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center is available 24 hours a day at 503-988-4888.

If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please visit Cascadia or call 503-963-2575. Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has an urgent walk-in clinic, open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., 7 days a week. Payment is not necessary.

Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at 800-273-TALK (8255).

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CORRECTION - Update: Bomb Squad Responded to Suspicious Device at NE Portland Transit Center (Photo) - 06/09/17

Reyes was located by Transit Division officers near West Burnside Street and 5th Avenue, not Northeast Sandy Boulevard and Northeast 5th Avenue as originally released.

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This evening, Portland Fire and Rescue investigators arrested 59-year-old Wilfredo Reyes in connection with a suspicious device incident that occurred early Friday afternoon at the Hollywood Transit Center, located at 4110 Northeast Halsey Street.

Investigators gathered evidence at the scene that led to the arrest of Reyes. It is believed Reyes left a backpack that had the appearance of a suspicious device on a TriMet Green Line train then called 9-1-1 to report the backpack as suspicious.

Reyes was located by Transit Division officers near Northeast Sandy Boulevard and Northeast 5th Avenue shortly after investigators determined the item did not pose a danger to the public.

Reyes was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of False Report, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with Public Transportation and Possession of a Hoax Device. He will be arraigned on Monday.

Any persons who have information regarding this investigation should contact Portland Fire and Rescue Investigator Jason Anderson at 503-823-INFO (503-823-4636).


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This afternoon, Friday June 9, 2017, at 12:20 p.m., North Precinct and Transit Division officers responded to the Hollywood Transit Center, located at 4110 Northeast Halsey Street, on the report of a suspicious device on the TriMet Green Line train.

Officers responded and briefly examined the suspicious item, a backpack with materials indicative of a device protruding from the backpack. Based on the responding officers' observations, the Metropolitan Explosive Device Unit (MEDU) was called to the scene.

In order to ensure the safety of the public, the TriMet Green Line train on which the suspicious device was located, the Hollywood Transit Center and nearby businesses were evacuated. Westbound Interstate 84 was closed from Interstate 205 to the Northeast Sandy Boulevard onramp. Northeast Halsey Street between Northeast Caesar E Chavez Boulevard and Northeast 43rd Avenue was also closed.

Bomb Technicians assigned to MEDU investigated the device and determined the item did not pose a danger to the community. Investigators collected evidence from the scene and are currently investigating. Preliminary information suggests a person purposely left the backpack on the train to cause alarm.
All roadways and TriMet service in the area of the Hollywood Transit Center returned to normal operations at approximately 3:45 p.m.

Persons using TriMet will continue to see an increased police presence on trains and buses. People who observe suspicious persons or activity are encouraged to contact police or a TriMet employee. Additionally, persons are encouraged to maintain control of their bags while on TriMet and in the community so people do not become concerned and call police.

Any persons who have information regarding this investigation should contact Portland Fire and Rescue Investigator Jason Anderson at 503-823-INFO (503-823-4636).

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Attached Media Files: MEDU.jpg , Wilfredo Reyes
Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Until Monday June 12 - 06/08/17

Sergeant Chris Burley is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) for the Portland Police Bureau until Monday June 12, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. Sgt. Burley will be available by email or by media-only pager to answer questions or respond to incidents with a clear need for immediate public notification due to community safety concerns.

All other requests will be answered upon Sgt. Simpson's return to work.

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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 83-Year-Old Female (Photo) - 06/08/17

Gladys Garrison was safely located by an alert community member and was driven home by police.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Person's Unit is asking for the public's help to locate an 83-year-old woman reported missing on June 8, 2017.

Gladys Marie Garrison, of Washougal, Washington, is described as a white female, 5'2" tall, 150 pounds, brown hair, hazel eyes, last seen wearing a light-colored sweater and light-colored pants.

Garrison became separated from her husband at approximately 10:30 a.m. today at the Lloyd Center Mall in Northeast Portland. Garrison is struggling with dementia and is not familiar with the neighborhood. Garrison should be able to ask for assistance and should know her name. Garrison does not have a cell phone.

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

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Gunfire in Southwest Portland Leads to Arrest of 28-Year-Old Man, Handgun Seized as Evidence (Photo) - 06/08/17

On Thursday June 8, 2017, at 2:34 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the area of Southwest Naito Parkway and Porter Street on the report that someone fired a gun outside an apartment building.

Several officers arrived in the area and established containment around the neighborhood to look for the suspect. The suspect was spotted by officers in the vestibule of an apartment building on Southwest Porter Street. The suspect walked out of the vestibule and was contacted by officers where he was taken into custody without incident. A loaded handgun was located in the suspect's pocket.

The suspect, 28-year-old Eric Sokol, was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Discharging a Firearm in the City, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree. Sokol will be arraigned on Friday June 9 in Multnomah County Court.

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Registration Still Open for Rosenbaum/PPB Youth Camp (Photo) - 06/07/17

The Fifth Annual Rosenbaum PPB Youth Camp is still taking applications for summer. The camp will be at Centennial High School in Gresham from June 19 to 23, 2017. Youth, ages 8-14, who live in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas and Clark Counties are welcome.

Campers participate in one activity for the week, and each activity includes coaches either from the Portland Police Bureau, Gresham Police Department or other organizations. The day camp runs from about 9:00am to 3:00pm each day. Typical available activities include: baseball, basketball, bowling, cheerleading/dance, football, golf, martial arts, soccer, tennis, volleyball, crazy science and hiking. (Please note: the arts and crafts, archery, and fishing activities are full.) The standard rate is $35 for each camper. A reduced rate of $20 per camper is available for those who qualify for free/reduced lunch.

The camp still has openings because students from Gresham Barlow, Reynolds, and Parkrose school districts will still be finishing up school during the week of the camp. This was unexpected and due to the snow/ice this past winter.

Details and online registration at: www.camprosenbaum.org/ppbyouthcamp or call (503) 504-2169.


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Shooting Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Lents Neighborhood - One Person Injured - 06/04/17

On Sunday June 4, 2017, at 8:13 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report that a shooting victim was at the Plaid Pantry store located at 11010 Southeast Foster Road.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a 36-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.

Preliminary information indicates that the shooting likely occurred in the area of Southeast 92nd Avenue and Knapp Street and that it is gang-related.

There have been no arrests and no suspect information available at this time.

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

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Several Arrested During Protest in Downtown Portland on Sunday Afternoon (Photo) - 06/04/17

On Sunday June 4, 2017, several people were arrested during multiple protest events held in Downtown Portland. The three protest events were held in Terry Schrunk Plaza, City Hall, and Chapman Square and over the course of several hours, 14 arrests were made at a variety of locations due to criminal behavior.

The intent of law enforcement today was to provide a safe environment for all participants, non-participants, and community members while ensuring the peaceful exercise of the First Amendment. Groups at Portland's City Hall and Terry Schrunk Plaza were largely peaceful, while a group at Chapman Square required significant attention from law enforcement. During the course of police action, in response to a significant amount of projectiles being thrown, less lethal munitions, including "pepper ball" and aerial distraction devices (ADD) were used by police.

Throughout the afternoon, the Portland Police Bureau provided information and updates on Twitter, including photos of the many weapons and items seized throughout the day: https://twitter.com/PortlandPolice

The following people were arrested today and will be arraigned in Multnomah County Court on June 9:

19-year-old Brooks Christopher Klehr was arrested on Southwest Main Street, 3rd to 4th Avenues, on charges of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Carrying a Concealed Weapon.

45-year-old Derek Wayne Christensen was arrested at Southwest 2nd Avenue and Jefferson Street on a charge of Carrying a Concealed Weapon.

34-year-old Kellan C. McDonald was arrested at Southwest 2nd Avenue and Main Street on a charge of Interfering with a Peace Officer.

22-year-old Henry James Best was arrested at Terry Schrunk Plaza on a charge of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree. Best was also given a federal criminal citation.

46-year-old Kim Michael Sorgente was arrested at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Madison Street on a charge of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

31-year-old Mark Anthony Richardson was arrested at Terry Schrunk Plaza on a charge of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree. Richardson was also given a federal criminal citation.

20-year-old Andrew Ellott McLoughlin was arrested at Southwest 4th Avenue and Madison Street on charges of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Harassment.

30-year-old Jordyn Suzanna Hidgon-Luckey was arrested at Southwest 4th Avenue and Salmon Street on a charge of Disorderly Conduct in the First Degree.

30-year-old Kelly Marshall Baur was arrested at Southwest 4th Avenue and Alder Street on charges of Interfering with a Peace Officer, Harassment, and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

21-year-old Forrest Gabriel Ramona Smith was arrested at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Morrison Street on a charge of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

35-year-old Jeremy Daniel Ibarra was arrested at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Morrison Street on a charge of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

Individual booking photos are available by visiting www.mcso.us/paid

In addition, three others were given federal criminal citations by Federal Protective Service (FPS) officers and released:

26-year-old Alex Anthony Fitzgibbon

23-year-old Timothy Francis Ledwith

35-year-old Corey David McGee

The law enforcement and public safety partners today included the following agencies:

* Portland Police Bureau
* Oregon State Police
* Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
* Federal Protective Service
* Department of Homeland Security
* Federal Bureau of Investigation
* United States Attorney's Office
* Multnomah County District Attorney's Office
* Portland Fire & Rescue

The Portland Police Bureau will review video and images of today's events in an attempt to identify people who were involved in criminal activity. Anyone with information about criminal behavior at any of these events is asked to share it by email to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov; or, anonymously through Crime Stoppers of Oregon by texting CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip; online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php or by calling 503-823-HELP (4357).

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Robbery at Brooklyn Neighborhood Bar Early Saturday Morning - 06/03/17

On Saturday June 3, 2017, at 1:53 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a armed robbery at Lotsa Luck Bar and Grill, located at 2136 Southeast Powell Boulevard.

Officers arrived and learned two armed suspects entered the Lotsa Luck Bar and Grill, assaulted one employee then left with an undisclosed amount of cash. Witnesses informed officers that one suspect was armed with a handgun and the other suspect with a knife. The employee who was assaulted did not require medical attention.

Officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspects' descriptions.

The first suspect was described as a black male, 22 to 29-years-old, 5'10" tall, 250 pounds with tattoos on his left arm. The second suspect was described as a black male 5'10" tall.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405.

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Public's Help Sought to Locate Wanted Man (Photo) - 06/03/17

The Portland Police Bureau and Washington County Sheriff's Office are asking for the public's help in locating a wanted subject, 31-year-old Benjamin Barber.

Barber has a misdemeanor warrant for his arrest and is believed to be a danger to self.

Barber is described as a white male, 5'10" tall, 165 pounds, with hazel eyes, and brown shoulder length hair.

Barber was sentenced on December 1, 2016 to six months jail after he was convicted of five counts of Unlawful Dissemination of an Intimate Image. During his sentence hearing, a Washington County Circuit Court judge ordered Barber to report to the Washington County Jail. Barber failed to report as ordered and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Anyone who sees Barber should not approach him; instead call 9-1-1. Persons with non-emergency information about Barber are asked to contact Sergeant Christopher Burley at (503) 823 - 0233 or at Christopher.Burley@portlandoregon.gov.

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Attached Media Files: Benjamin Barber , Benjamin Barber
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Drunk Driver Arrested After Concerned Citizens Call Police (Photo) - 06/03/17

On Friday June 2, 2017, at 4:47 p.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the area of Northeast 24th Avenue and Northeast Tillamook Street on the report of a suspected intoxicated driver.

A caller to the Bureau of Emergency Communication (BOEC) reported that the driver of a 2005 silver Pontiac Vibe was unable to maintain the vehicle's lane of travel and was driving below the speed limit. Officers arrived and located the suspected intoxicated driver's vehicle. The vehicle was observed traveling across both lanes of traffic prior to stopping on the roadway near the intersection of Northeast 25th Avenue and Northeast Thompson Street.

Officers approached the vehicle, as it remained stopped, and observed the driver of the vehicle collapsed over the steering wheel. Upon assessing the driver's condition, medical personnel were requested. Medical personnel arrived at the traffic stop, assessed the driver and determined he needed to be transported to the hospital by ambulance because of his level of intoxication.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division continued to investigate the incident and determined the driver was impaired by alcohol. Preliminary blood alcohol results revealed the suspected drunk driver's blood alcohol content (BAC) was 0.573%. Motorists must have a BAC below 0.08% to operate a motor vehicle in the State of Oregon.

Once released from the hospital 32-year-old Joshua Davis was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felony Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) and Misdemeanor Driving While Revoked.

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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Attached Media Files: Joshua Davis
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Bank Robbery Investigation on Friday Afternoon in Hollywood Neighborhood (PHOTO) (Photo) - 06/02/17

On Friday June 2, 2017, at 4:06 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at US Bank, located at 1901 Northeast 42nd Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with employees who told police the suspect demanded money from the teller but did not display any weapons. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the bank without incident.

Officers checked the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as a white male, 55 to 60-years-old, 5'10" tall, 170 to 180 pounds, thick gray mustache, wearing a black "skull-cap", sunglasses, black shirt embossed with "Oregon" and blue pants (photographs attached).

Anyone who has information about this incident should contact Detective Brett Hawkinson at 503-823-1080 or Brett.Hawkinson@portlandoregon.gov.



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Suspect Arrested Friday Afternoon after Bank Robbery in Downtown Portland (Photo) - 06/02/17

On Friday June 2, 2017, at 3:09 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the US Bank, located at 410 Southwest Harrison Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with employees who told police the suspect demanded money from the teller but did not display any weapons. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the bank without incident.

Officers checked the area and located a man who matched the description of the bank robbery suspect near Southwest 16th Avenue and Southwest Jefferson Street. The suspect was taken into custody.

The bank robbery suspect, 30-year-old Timothy Chapek, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on Federal bank robbery charges.

Portland Police Bureau Robbery detectives and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents are investigating this bank robbery. Anyone with additional information regarding Chapek is asked to contact Detective Brett Hawkinson at 503-823-1080 or Brett.Hawkinson@portlandoregon.gov.

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Suspect Arrested After TriMet Train Operator Assaulted (Photo) - 06/02/17

On Friday June 2, 2017, at 2:16 p.m. East Precinct and Transit Police officers responded to the transit station located at East Burnside Street and 102nd Avenue, on the report that a TriMet Blue Line train operator was assaulted.

While en route to the transit station officers received a description of the suspect and his last known location. Based on this information officers located the suspect near Southeast 103rd Avenue and Southeast Ankeny Street and took him into custody.

Once the suspect was in custody officers contacted the TriMet Blue Line train operator and learned the suspect had been disruptive while on the train. According to the train operator and witnesses the suspect had yelled about the First Amendment and made loud unintelligible noises. While traveling to the East Burnside Street and 102nd Avenue Transit Station the TriMet operator utilized the public address system on the train and requested the subject not yell or be disruptive on the train. The operator also informed the man he would be asked to exit the train if he continued to be disruptive. The suspect continued to scream. Once the train arrived at the East Burnside Street and 102nd Avenue Transit Station the operator attempted to contact the suspect. As the train operator approached the disruptive suspect, the suspect struck the TriMet operator with his hands and feet. TriMet riders came to the aid of the operator and moved the suspect away from the TriMet operator. The suspect left the train and shortly thereafter was arrested.

Medical personnel responded and provided medical aid to the TriMet operator. The TriMet operator did not receive serious injury and did not require transport by ambulance to the hospital.

The suspect, 23-year-old Steven Caldwell was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Fourth Degree, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with Public Transportation, and Interfering with a Peace Officer.

It is believed there are witnesses that left the transit station prior to being contacted by police. Persons who witnessed or may have video recordings of this incident should contact the police at 503.823.3333.

TriMet currently has assigned additional Transit Police and TriMet Security to patrol the TriMet system. Anyone who observes behavior or situations they believe require police or TriMet security are encouraged to contact Transit Officers who patrolling trains and busses, call 911 in emergency situations or 503.823.3333 in non-emergency situations.

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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Until Sunday June 4 - 06/02/17

Sergeant Chris Burley will be the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) until Sunday June 4, 2017. Sgt. Burley will be available by email, ppbpio@portlandoregon.gov, or by media-only pager to answer questions or respond to incidents with a clear need for immediate public notifciation due to community safety concerns.

All other requests will be answered the next business day or upon Sgt. Simpson's availability on Sunday.

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Suspect in Ricky Best Backpack and Ring Theft Arrested (Photo) - 06/02/17

In the early morning hours of Friday June 2, 2017, Central Precinct officers located and arrested the suspect involved in the theft of a backpack and wedding ring of homicide victim Ricky Best.

51-year-old George Elwood Tschaggeny (pronounced CHAW-guy-KNEE) was arrested in the area of Northeast Halsey Street under the Cesar E. Chavez overpass along I-84. At the time of his arrest, Tschaggeny was wearing Ricky Best's wedding ring. Detectives also recovered Best's backpack, but some items were missing, including a wallet with phone numbers of some of Best's long-time friends. The wallet is described as a military-style camouflage colored wallet.

After the images and video were released to the public on Thursday evening, detectives received numerous tips that a person matching the suspect's description frequented the area of I-84 and Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

Officers began checking the area and an alert Domino's Pizza employee called police to report that she'd seen the suspect in the area earlier and believed he was staying near the Cesar E. Chavez overpass. Officers went into the area, located the suspect and took him into custody without incident.

Tschaggeny was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Theft in the Second Degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence, and Abuse of a Corpse in the Second Degree. He will be arraigned on Monday in Multnomah County Court.

Based on the investigation, detectives believe that Tschaggeny removed Best's ring from his finger after the attack.

Homicide detectives would like to thank an alert public for sharing tips with police that led to Tschaggeny's arrest.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Best's wallet and phone list is urged to contact Detective Michele Michaels at 503-823-0692, michele.michaels@portlandoregon.gov.

Media inquiries should be directed to the Public Information Officer (PIO).

Surveillance video and images released may be used by media. Video can be viewed and shared by visiting https://youtu.be/wShy3nbLKBQ


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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 55-Year-Old Woman (Photo) - 06/02/17

Doreen Peterson was safely located in North Portland 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 a missing 55-year-old woman.

Doreen Peterson is described as a black female, 5'4" tall, 140 pounds, wearing a shoulder-length red wig.

Peterson left her care facility in the 1100 block of Southeast 144th Avenue sometime over night. She is not familiar with TriMet and likely would not know her way home. She should know her name, if contacted.

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

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Update: Arrest - Public's Help Sought to Locate Suspect in Theft of Homicide Victim's Backpack and Wedding Ring (Photo) - 06/01/17

Arrest: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/news/read.cfm?id=58167

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Detective Mitch Hergert's email is mitchell.hergert@portlandoregon.gov. It was listed incorrectly in the initial release.

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Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help to locate a person suspected of stealing the backpack and wedding ring from one of the homicide victims in Friday afternoon's attack on the MAX train.

The backpack and wedding ring belong to victim Ricky Best. The contents of the backpack include personal items important to the Best family.

The suspect is captured on surveillance video leaving the MAX train carrying Best's black backpack in his right hand. The suspect is described as a white male with a blonde hair mullet, wearing a black Jordan Brand baseball cap, a black t-shirt featuring an image of Marilyn Monroe and an American flag, black shorts, and black shoes. The suspect carrying another backpack in his left hand, unknown if it his.

Surveillance video and an image are being released to aid in this investigation. Video can be viewed and shared by visiting https://youtu.be/wShy3nbLKBQ

Anyone that can identify this suspect or the whereabouts of the backpack and wedding ring is urged to contact Detective Mitch Hergert at mitchell.hergert@portlandoregon.gov.

If the suspect in this theft would like to turn himself in to police, he is encouraged to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333, or go to Central Precinct where officers will accept his surrender.

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Suspects Indicted in 2015 Homicide Investigation in Woodlawn Neighborhood (Photo) - 06/01/17

On Wednesday May 31, 2017, Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives arrested a suspect in a 2015 homicide. A second suspect was already in custody at a federal facility.

31-year-old Gary Lonell Black Jr was arrested on Wednesday afternoon and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Murder and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Additionally, Black is being held on a parole violation for Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

25-year-old Cortez Treandre Wade, also indicted for murder, is in federal custody on unrelated charges.

This investigation started on April 14, 2015, at 12:18 a.m., when North Precinct officers responded to multiple reports of gunshots heard in the area Northeast Dekum Street and Claremont Avenue.

Arriving officers began checking the area, including Woodlawn Park, when a caller reported a person down in a residential parking lot in the 6800 block of Northeast Claremont Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, 24-year-old D'Andre Dickerson, and determined that he was deceased after being shot multiple times. Dickerson was a resident of Seattle, Washington.

Over the past two years, Homicide detectives have investigated the murder, leading to indictments by a Multnomah County Grand Jury.

Anyone with information about this homicide investigation is asked to contact Detective Michele Michaels at 503-823-0692, michele.michaels@portlandoregon.gov.

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Update on Sunday's Officer-Involved Shooting in the Laurelhurst Neighborhood (Photo) - 06/01/17

Detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the officer-involved shooting on Sunday May 28, 2017, in the Laurelhurst Neighborhood.

The officers involved in the shooting have been identified as Officer Matt Jacobsen, a two-year-veteran assigned to Central Precinct; Officer Matt Brown, a four-year-veteran assigned to East Precinct; and, Officer Sara Fox, an 18-year-veteran assigned to Central Precinct.

The officers have been placed on paid Administrative Leave, which is standard procedure during the course of an officer-involved shooting.

In the afternoon hours of Wednesday May 31, 2017, the suspect arrested for warrants on Sunday, 51-year-old Michael Ervin Grubbe, was taken into custody again in the area of Northeast 118th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard after a report that he was trying to force entry into his mother's home nearby. Grubbe was armed with a metal pipe and scissors but dropped them and was taken into custody. Grubbe was transported to the Detective Division so that Homicide detectives could conduct a follow-up interview regarding the incident that resulted in the officer-involved shooting. Based on the interviews, Grubbe was placed on a Police Officer Hold and transported to a Portland hospital for a mental health evaluation.

Based on information learned during the investigation, detectives believe that Grubbe pointed a replica firearm at officers, leading to the shootings. Grubbe was not injured in the shooting.

Grubbe was arrested on Sunday afternoon at Northeast 35th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard after a 9-1-1 caller reported a person matching the description of the suspect involved in the shooting. Grubbe was booked on three outstanding misdemeanor trespassing warrants late Sunday night and released early Monday morning.

During the investigation, detectives seized a realistic-looking replica firearm near the scene of the second encounter at Northeast Couch Street and Laurelhurst Place. The gun is a Umarex 40 XP CO2 BB gun, with a metal slide and a 19-round magazine. Detectives also obtained video of Grubbe walking in the neighborhood with what appears to be a black handgun.

A booking photo of Grubbe and a photo of the gun are being released to the public.

When the investigation is complete, the case will be presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

As part of the use of force review process, the Bureau will conduct an internal review of the entire incident and the case will go before the Police Review Board (PRB), which is comprised of community members, Bureau members and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division.

Investigative files will be posted on the Bureau's website upon completion.

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Sunday Afternoon Demonstrations Expected in Downtown Portland - 06/01/17

The Portland Police Bureau would like to make the public aware of demonstrations expected to occur the afternoon of Sunday June 4, 2017, in Downtown Portland. The intent of law enforcement is to provide a safe environment for all participants, non-participants, and community members while ensuring the peaceful exercise of the First Amendment.

A planned event by one group is scheduled to be held in Terry Schrunk Plaza, located at 364 Southwest Madison Street. There are other events involving different groups expected across Southwest 4th Avenue at City Hall, and across Southwest Madison Street at Chapman Square. While there are no specific indicators that the events will disrupt traffic or transit flow, the Bureau encourages road users to be aware of the potential and to plan for alternate routes.

The City of Portland has not issued any permits for a street march and expects that any participants planning to hold a march to follow all laws and remain on sidewalks.

There will be a robust law enforcement presence due to online threats of violence between different groups. Due to these threats and the potential for violence, persons attending any of the events are discouraged from bringing any weapons (firearms, knives, etc.) or items that can be used as weapons (sticks, bats, poles, rocks, fireworks/incendiary devices, etc.) to any of the events. Prohibited items may be seized by police and, if in violation of city, state or federal law, the possessor may be arrested and charged criminally.

The City of Portland has specific conduct rules and laws that apply to parks - https://www.portlandoregon.gov/citycode/?c=28627 including a specific prohibition on the possession of weapons in parks - https://www.portlandoregon.gov/citycode/article/147782.

Terry Schrunk Plaza is a federal property where both state and federal laws apply to users. The Federal Protective Service is the lead enforcement agency for this property. Specific rules and regulations governing federal property can be found here: https://www.gsa.gov/graphics/ogp/Fed_Rules_Regs8_5x11_Final2005_R27-s10_0Z5RDZ-i34K-pR.pdf

The Bureau has been collaborating with law enforcement and public safety partners to ensure that public safety is the top priority for all participants and community members. Law enforcement will be prepared to arrest and prosecute those individuals who commit criminal acts.

The law enforcement and public safety partners include, but are not limited to the following agencies:

* Portland Police Bureau
* Oregon State Police
* Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
* Federal Protective Service
* Department of Homeland Security
* Federal Bureau of Investigation
* United States Attorney's Office
* Multnomah County District Attorney's Office
* Portland Fire & Rescue

"The Federal Protective Service stands with it partners within the Portland community to ensure the peaceful exercise of individual freedoms of demonstration and speech, while preserving and protecting the safety of all individuals on federal property," said Robert Sperling, Director of Communications and Engagement for the Federal Protective Service.

The Portland Police Bureau intends to share pertinent information with the community on the day of the events through its main Twitter account, @PortlandPolice

Life-threatening emergencies should be reported to 9-1-1. Call 9-1-1 if you can; text 9-1-1 if you can't. Texts to 9-1-1 cannot include emoticons, emoji's, pictures, or videos. People near others who are preparing to or in the act of committing criminal behavior are encouraged to separate themselves from the group and notify police.

Anyone with information about criminal behavior being planned at any of these events is asked to share it by email to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov; or, anonymously through Crime Stoppers of Oregon by texting CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip; online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php or by calling 503-823-HELP (4357).

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Police Bureau Awards Ceremony Today to Honor Officers and Community Members (Photo) - 06/01/17

Today, Thursday June 1, 2017, at 2:30 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau will hold an awards ceremony at City Bible Church, located at 9200 Northeast Fremont Street.

Members of the public and the media are invited to attend the event, honoring the work of Bureau members and community members.

More than two dozen awards will be handed out today, including: the Civilian Medal of Heroism, Life Saving Medal, Distinguished Service Medal, Nathan Thomas Distinguished Service Medal, Mark Zylawy Distinguished Service Medal, Achievement Medal, Commendation Medal, Unit Commendation, and Certificate of Appreciation.

The ceremony is expected to last approximately one hour and there will be a reception following.

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GREAT Graduation Today at Robert Gray Middle School (Photo) - 06/01/17

Today, Thursday June 1, 2017, at 11:45 a.m., the Portland Police Bureau G.R.E.A.T. Program will be honoring students at Robert Gray Middle School, located at 5505 Southwest 23rd Avenue.

Officers Mike Paresa, Jennifer Pierce, Grant Shirahama, Tommy Stoffel, and De Shawn Williams will be celebrating the graduation and honoring the students hard work and achievement in the G.R.E.A.T. Program.

G.R.E.A.T. stands for Gang Resistance Education And Training. The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. With prevention as its primary objective, the program is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership.

Media is invited to attend this special event and is asked to check in with the office before attending the graduation.

To learn more about the G.R.E.A.T. Program, contact Officer Mike Paresa at (503) 823-2186 or Mike.Paresa@PortlandOregon.gov.

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Sunshine Division to Support 1000 Households with Summer Food Boxes (Photo) - 05/30/17

On Wednesday, May 31, 2017, from 10:00am to 12:00pm, Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division staff and Safeway and Advantis Credit Union volunteers will pack 1,000 food boxes as part of the Sunshine Division's summer food box program. Boxes will be packed at the at the Sunshine Division warehouse, located at 687 N. Thompson Street. In its fifth year, the summer food box program provides a week's worth of child-friendly breakfast, lunch, and snack items to bridge the gap between summer meal programs and free and reduced breakfast and lunch programs provided during the school year.

The program is generously funded through a granted awarded by "Hunger Is," a joint charitable program of the Safeway Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), designed to build awareness and raise funds in an effort to eradicate childhood hunger in America. The $180,000 grant will fund approximately 30,000 pounds of food for the summer food boxes and, as part of a larger programmatic summer food insecurity initiative, provide healthy breakfast options at the Sunshine Division's pantries throughout the summer months. Botsford & Goodfellow Inc. and Franz Bakery are also providing product donations for the summer boxes.
Sunshine Division has "adopted" several local schools, Head Start families, and a summer camp by providing food box assistance to 1000 households. This is a one-time food box initiative and boxes will include information on how families can access ongoing food assistance through other Sunshine Division programs. The schools and partners selected to be program recipients include: West Powellhurst, Ventura Park, Clarendon Early Learning Academy, Woodmere Early Learning Academy, Boise Elliot/Humboldt, Martin Luther King Jr., Vernon, Cesar Chavez, Marion, Albina Head Start, and PAL of Vancouver.

Nearly half of Oregon's school-age children qualify for free & reduced priced meals. Those numbers are worse in East Portland where nearly 80% of children qualify. Each "adopted" school will receive the food boxes to distribute at year-end events.

"We receive a lot of attention and support regarding hunger issues around the winter holidays" said Officer Matt Tobey, Sunshine Division's assigned police officer. "However, children suffer food insecurity issues much more during the summer months when federal and state funded programs are reduced or eliminated during the summer break. This is an opportunity for families to meet Sunshine Division for the first time as we help them through a rough few months. It's also an opportunity for us to let supporters know that families need food assistance year round." The Safeway Foundation's, Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Jill McGinnis, says of their support "The Safeway Foundation raises money each September for childhood hunger. We know the summer months are especially challenging for families, and are proud of the support that 'Hunger Is' provides to Sunshine Division, to help offer relief."

About the Sunshine Division:
Since 1923, the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division has been providing emergency food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need. Whether due to the loss of a job, domestic crime, illness, or victims of fire or disaster, the Sunshine Division has built a 94-year legacy of mobilizing quickly and efficiently to assist distressed Portlanders.

The Sunshine Division offers emergency food assistance six days a week at their warehouse as well as 24/7 through their partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each police precinct that can be dispatched on demand. In addition to food relief they also offer new and gently- used clothing to those in need.

About Hunger Is
Hunger Is, a joint charitable program of the Safeway Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), is designed to build awareness and raise funds in an effort to eradicate childhood hunger in America. Funds raised through Hunger Is directly benefit programs focused on combating childhood hunger and improving health-related outcomes. For more information, visit www.HungerIs.org.

About the Safeway Foundation
Founded in 2001, the Safeway Foundation supports causes that impact our customers' lives. Albertsons Companies stores provide the opportunity to mobilize funding and create awareness in our neighborhoods through the generous contributions by our customers, our employees' passion and partnerships with our vendors. We focus on giving locally in the areas of health and human services, hunger relief, education and helping people with disabilities. Albertsons Companies and the Safeway Foundation have invested $2 billion in our neighborhoods since 2001. For more information about the Safeway Foundation, visit www.albertsonscompaniesfoundation.org.

About the Entertainment Industry Foundation
Founded in 1942, the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) is a multifaceted organization that occupies a unique place in the world of philanthropy. By mobilizing and leveraging the powerful voice and creative talents of the entertainment industry, as well as cultivating the support of organizations (public and private) and philanthropists committed to social responsibility, EIF builds awareness and raises funds, developing and enhancing programs on the local, national and global level that facilitate positive social change. For more information, visit www.eifoundation.org.
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Investigation Update -- Access to Information and Records #PortlandStabbing (Photo) - 05/29/17

Jeremy Joseph Christian, the suspect in Friday's attack on MAX, is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday May 30, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. in the Multnomah County Justice Center Courthouse, located at 1120 Southwest 3rd Avenue. He will be arraigned on charges of Aggravated Murder (two counts), Attempted Murder, Intimidation in the Second Degree (two counts), and Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon. A Multnomah County Grand Jury is expected to consider additional charges in the coming days.

Homicide detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances leading to the violent attack. As part of that investigation, detectives will extensively examine the background of the suspect, including the information about the suspect's extremist ideology. Detectives have received many tips about the suspect's prior behavior and interactions with members of the community and will continue to investigate this information.

The Portland Police Bureau and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office have been working closely with victims, witnesses, and families over the past several days as they grieve and process the horrific events of May 26, 2017.

No additional information is anticipated to be released as it may compromise the ongoing investigation and eventual prosecution of the suspect.

Court documents, including any probable cause affidavits, may be available through the Oregon Judicial Case Information Network - http://www.courts.oregon.gov/OJD/OnlineServices/OJIN/Pages/index.aspx

To request Portland Police Bureau records regarding the suspect, public records requests must be filed formally at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/66961 Some records about the suspect may be available; however, all records relating to the current investigation, including but not limited to reports, audio/video material, or 9-1-1 calls will not be released until the case has been adjudicated.

The Police Bureau does not maintain criminal history information but it may be requested through the Oregon State Police Identification Services Section at https://www.oregon.gov/osp/ID/pages/public_records.aspx

Anyone with information about the suspect, any witnesses to the attack or anyone with additional information is asked to provide it to detectives by email, CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov

Anyone with information that desires to remain anonymous may provide it to Crime Stoppers of Oregon and it will be shared with detectives.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Russell Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 05/29/17

On Monday May 29, 2017, at 3:44 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 13100 block of Northeast San Rafael Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the residents of a home and determined that nobody was injured. Evidence of gunfire was found in the street and officers located damage to a parked car. Witnesses reported seeing a white sedan leave the area after the shots.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team is responding to conduct an investigation.

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

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UPDATE #5: Neighborhood Search Underway for Armed Suspect After Encounter with Police #Alert (Photo) - 05/29/17

Detectives have determined that the person arrested on misdemeanor warrants last night was the suspect involved in the shooting with police. 51-year-old Michael Ervin Grubbe was booked on three outstanding misdemeanor trespassing warrants late Sunday night and released early Monday morning.

During the investigation, detectives seized a realistic-looking replica firearm near the scene of the second encounter at Northeast Couch Street and Laurelhurst Place. The gun is a Umarex 40 XP CO2 BB gun, with a metal slide and a 19-round magazine. Detectives also obtained video of the suspect walking in the neighborhood with what appears to be a black handgun.

A booking photo of the suspect and a photo of the gun are being released to the public.

The investigation into the incident is continuing and, once complete, will be presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

No additional update are expected today on this matter.

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The person arrested this afternoon has been identified as 51-year-old Michael Ervin Grubbe. Grubbe will be booked into the Multnomah County Jail on outstanding misdemeanor warrants. Once he is booked, his mug shot may be available at www.mcso.us/paid Detectives will continue to work to determine if Grubbe was the person involved in today's incident. Grubbe did not have any significant injuries obvious to detectives.

Detectives have processed the crime scenes and all streets are now open to regular traffic.

Updates on this investigation will likely be shared on Monday afternoon at the earliest.

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The neighborhood search for the suspect has ended. A person matching the suspect's description was arrested on an outstanding warrant at Northeast 35th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard. Detectives are working to determine if he is the person involved in this incident. The person arrested was not armed at the time of his arrest.

Detectives have assumed control of the scene and are in the early stages of the officer-involved shooting investigation.

The neighborhood safety perimeter has been lifted; however, the crime scenes remain closed between Northeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard and 32nd Avenue, East Burnside Street to Northeast Flanders Street. Residents are free to leave the area if they wish. The Portland Police Bureau would like to thank area residents for their patience as officers worked to ensure community safety and apprehend the suspect.

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A residential surveillance system captured images of the suspect, which were shared with police. These images are being shared publicly to help apprehend the suspect. Tactical officers are continuing to search the Laurelhurst area.

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Tactical officers are continuing to search the neighborhood for the suspect. The Washington County Sheriff's Office Tactical Negotiation Team (TNT) will be responding to assist to safely locate the suspect. Incident Command estimates it may be until 5:00 p.m. to safely complete the neighborhood search, unless the suspect is located sooner.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

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The Portland Police Bureau is conducting a neighborhood search for a suspect that was involved in an encounter with officers that resulted in a shooting. The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), assisted by the Air Support Unit (ASU) and the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT), are conducting the neighborhood search. Additionally, precinct officers and resources from other Portland metro agencies have responded to assist.

The area affected is from East Burnside Street to Northeast Glisan Street, Northeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard to 32nd Avenue. Residents inside this area have been asked to shelter-in-place and to call 9-1-1 if they see or hear anything suspicious.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 40s, 5'7" to 5'9", 180 pounds, wearing a green shirt, black pants, blue hat, black backpack, armed with a handgun. The suspect may be limping and injured.

This incident started at approximately 6:28 a.m., when East Precinct officers responded to the area of East Burnside Street and Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard on the report that a man was walking in the area holding a handgun.

Shortly after officers arrived in the area, they encountered the suspect on East Burnside Street, west of Cesar Chavez. During this initial encounter, shots were fired by police and the suspect ran into the neighborhood. Officers encountered him again near Northeast Laurelhurst Place and Couch Street where additional shots were fired by police. The suspect again ran off into the neighborhood so officers established a large neighborhood perimeter to contain the suspect.

No officers have been injured and it is not clear if the suspect is injured. The suspect's actions have not been confirmed, including whether or not he fired any shots at police.

At this point, the search for the suspect is an ongoing tactical incident and no additional details can be released. Once the suspect is located and the scene is secure, detectives will assume control of the investigation.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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