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Brandon E Anderson
Brandon E Anderson
Suspect Arrested After Reports of Armed Suspect Brandishing Gun On I-205 (Photo) - 07/17/18

On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at 10:05 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report that a suspect had pointed a gun at another motorist on northbound Interstate 205 south of Interstate 84.

As officers responded to the area, a description of the suspect, the suspect's vehicle and the suspect's last known location were broadcast to officers. A responding officer arrived and located a vehicle that matched the suspect vehicle description. The vehicle, a maroon Pontiac sedan, was being driven on the ramp from northbound Interstate 205 to westbound Interstate 84. The officer performed a traffic stop on the vehicle and driver and took the driver of the Pontiac into custody without incident.

During the investigation, officers learned the two drivers were stuck in traffic when the suspect retrieved and pointed a firearm at the victim after the victim would not give the man a cigarette.

As officers continued the investigation, they located a firearm in the Pontiac. Upon inspection of the realistic looking gun, it is was determined the gun was a replica. The replica firearm was seized as evidence (photographs provided with release).

The suspect was identified as 31-year-old Brandon E. Anderson. Anderson was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Menacing and a Post Prison Violation Warrant for a previous conviction of Burglary in the First Degree.

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

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Attached Media Files: Brandon E Anderson , Firearm , Firearm
Sworn to Protect
Sworn to Protect
Response to Community Concerns Regarding Incident on Sunday in SE Portland (Photo) - 07/17/18

We are aware of an incident that occurred between two parties in the area of Southeast 63rd Avenue and Southeast Duke Street on Sunday, July 15, 2018, at 8:02 p.m. The incident was filmed and is being shown on Facebook. During this incident, an officer was flagged down about a disturbance. The officer stated that he arrived at the location of the disturbance and advised the parties to separate from one another. At that time the officer's directions stopped the interaction.

The Police Bureau is aware that speech, such as the speech present in this video, instills fear in members of our community. The Police Bureau works with community members and community organizations (https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/30476 ) regarding bias crimes.

Though the video does not necessarily convey everything that was occurring at the time of this incident, the officer who responded will include this video as part of his police report and it will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for consideration. East Precinct officers have interviewed the people involved in this incident and the associated reports will also be forwarded to the District Attorney's Office.

It is important to note that situations such as these are complex legally.

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

The Oregon Revised Statute for Harassment, ORS 166.065 https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/ors/ors166.html
can also be considered. However, in 2008 in State v. Johnson, the Oregon Supreme Court determined ORS 166.065(1)(a)(B) violates Article I, section 8, of the Oregon Constitution.

The Portland Police Bureau understands the effect bias-motivated crimes can have on our community. We have 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 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.

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Attached Media Files: Sworn to Protect
Shooting Investigation Monday Evening in St. Johns Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 07/17/18

On Monday, July 16, 2018, at 9:53 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to multiple people reporting they heard gunfire near George Park, located at 7301 North Seneca Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located and seized evidence of gunfire on North Burr Avenue. During a canvass of the area, officers contacted several witnesses.

At this time there have been no reports of injury or anyone arriving at area hospitals as a result of this shooting. There were no reports of any residences or other property being struck by gunfire in relation to this shooting.

Investigators continue to investigate this shooting and there is no information to provide publicly at this time.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Officers Arrest Two Suspects, Recover Three Stolen Vehicles During Monday Night Robbery Investigation - 07/17/18

On Monday, July 16, 2018, at 6:44 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a strong-arm robbery with multiple suspects at the Safeway, located at 3527 Southeast 122nd Avenue.

Officers arrived at the Safeway and learned a group of seven suspects left the store without paying for items they had selected from the store. As the suspects were leaving the store, a security guard employed by Safeway was struck by one of the suspects as he attempted to contact one of them as they exited the store. The security did not require immediate medical care.

Responding officers contacted several witnesses who told police the suspects left in a white Volkswagen sport utility vehicle. Additional officers, including a police canine team and the Portland Police Bureau's Air Support Unit, responded to the surrounding neighborhood as well. An officer located the suspected getaway vehicle, a white Volkswagen Atlas, near Southeast 148th Avenue and Southeast Center Street, but the occupants were seen running from it.

Meanwhile, another responding officer located a blue Hyundai Elantra and a silver Nissan Maxima, near Southeast 148th Avenue and Southeast Bush Street.

Both vehicles appeared to have been abandoned and the officer observed people running from them.

As officers continued the investigation, they learned all three vehicles were previously reported as stolen. Based on information gathered during the preliminary investigation, officers believe the suspects involved in the Safeway strong-armed robbery were also associated with the stolen Elantra and Maxima.

During the neighborhood search, seven juvenile suspects were detained. Five of the suspects were released to guardians and two were lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home on charges of Robbery in the Second Degree and Assault in the Third Degree. The two suspects lodged at the Donald E. Long on Measure 11 Robbery charges were 17-year-old Jayvontea Binnz and 17-year-old Jaymari Williams.

The stolen vehicles have been recovered and the vehicle owners notified.

Additional charges are possible as this investigation is in its early stages and on-going.

Anyone with information about this case should contact the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail at 503-823-0405.

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Abraham X Her
Abraham X Her
Three Suspects Arrested During Early Morning Business Burglary Investigation in NE Portland (Photo) - 07/16/18

On Monday, July 16, 2018, at 3:04 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a burglary to an unoccupied building, located at 5816 Northeast Portland Highway.

The caller to 9-1-1 reported seeing at least two men enter the building and shortly after seeing the men enter the building the caller reported seeing what appeared to be flashlights being used by the suspected burglars.

When officers arrived they positioned themselves around the building and requested a police canine team respond to assist with the burglary investigation. As officers established containment on the building, officers observed what they believed to be light coming from flashlights inside the building.

During the investigation, officers took one suspect into custody inside of the building. Two of the suspects were taken into custody outside the building after the two suspects attempted to flee from officers. All three suspects were taken into custody without incident.

The suspects have been identified as 31-year-old Abraham X. Her, 35-year-old Nhat C. Ha, and 31-year-old Cheng Xiong. All three suspects were lodged at the Multnomah County Jail. Her was lodged at the jail on charges of Burglary in the Second Degree, Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, and Trespass and in the Second Degree. Ha was lodged at jail on charges of Burglary in the Second Degree and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree. Xiong was lodged at the jail on charges of Burglary in the Second Degree, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree and Theft in the Third Degree.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Burglary Task Force will continue this investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident or Her, Ha, or Xiong should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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Attached Media Files: Abraham X Her , Nhat C Ha , Cheng Xiong
Toren P Flom
Toren P Flom
Suspect Arrested and Narcotics Seized During Sunday Morning Drugs and Vice Investigation (Photo) - 07/15/18

On Sunday, July 15, 2018, at 7:24 a.m., officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's Drug and Vice Division (DVD) and Central Precinct Street Crimes Unit conducted a narcotics investigation in the area of the 900 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard.

In the course of the investigation, officers observed an associated suspect vehicle parked in the parking lot of the Jack in the Box restaurant, located at 921 Southeast Powell Boulevard. When officers pulled into the parking lot, the suspect tried to flee the scene in the vehicle he drove. The suspect crashed his car into an occupied Drugs and Vice Division canine unit vehicle. The suspect was arrested without further incident. There were no injuries to the suspect, officers or police canine as a result of the crash.

Drugs and Vice Division investigators located and seized as evidence 458 grams of the psychoactive drug, Molly/MDMA (3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine) inside the suspect's vehicle. This led to a subsequent search of the suspect's residence in the 19000 block of Howell Street in Gladstone. During the search of the suspect's residence, Drugs and Vice Division investigators located and seized an additional 115 grams of MDMA. The estimated wholesale value of the seized MDMA is $45,000. Illegal narcotics seized in this investigation amount to approximately 2.865 street dosage units.

The suspect has been identified as 25-year-old Toren Paul Flom. Flom was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Delivery of MDMA, Possession of MDMA, Attempt Elude By Vehicle, and Reckless Driving.

DVD works closely with other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to investigate and eliminate illegal drug trafficking in the Portland area and provides training and education on drug trends and illegal drug activity to other divisions within the Police Bureau as well as the community.

Community members wishing to provide information about large-scale drug trafficking or drug activity in their neighborhoods can file it online by visitinghttp://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/30740

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Attached Media Files: Toren P Flom , MDMA evidence , MDMA evidence
Shooting Investigation Saturday Afternoon in North Portland - No Known Injuries - 07/14/18

On Saturday, July 14, 2018, at 1:05 p.m. , North Precinct officers responded to the report of a gunfire at the intersection of North Smith Street and North Weyerhaeuser Street.

Multiple callers contacted 9-1-1 to report that someone had fired multiple rounds. When officers arrived at the location, they canvassed the area and recovered evidence of gunfire.

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

Based on the preliminary information, the Gang Enforcement Team will be conducting the investigation.

This shooting remains under investigation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Chaz Flanders
Chaz Flanders
Stabbing Investigation Friday Afternoon On NW Nato Prkwy- One Person Injured (Photo) - 07/14/18

On Friday, July 13, 2018, at 5:56 p.m., Central Precinct Officers responded to the report of a stabbing inside an apartment unit at the Yard Apartment complex located at 945 Northwest Nato Parkway.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived and contacted an adult male who appeared to have been assaulted by a person with a knife inside . Medical personnel transported the victim to a Portland area hospital for treatment of what was believed to be a non-life-threatening injury.

As officers continued the investigation, they located a suspect hiding in the apartment complex garbage area room. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. Officers learned that both the suspect and the victim are acquainted.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail responded to the scene and took over the investigation.

The suspect was identified as 21-year old Chaz Flanders. Flanders was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Assault in the Second Degree.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail continue to investigate this assault. Anyone with information about Flanders or this assault should contact detectives at 503-823-0479.

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Attached Media Files: Chaz Flanders
Overnight shooting investigation after victim arrives at area hospital - one person injured - 07/14/18

On Friday, July 13 2018, at 11:57 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a Portland area hospital on the report that a shooting victim had arrived at the hospital by private vehicle.

Officers arrived at the hospital and contacted a juvenile male victim suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Because of the nature of the victim's injuries he was transported by ambulance to a Portland trauma hospital for treatment.

At this time investigators have not determined the location where the shooting occurred that injured the victim. No suspect description available at this time.

Based on preliminary information, the Gang Enforcement Team has responded to conduct the investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team at 503-823-4106.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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CORRECTION: Death investigation in North Portland on Thursday morning - 07/12/18

This death investigation occurred in the 1800 block of North Lombard Street.

The Police Bureau regrets this error.

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On Thursday, July 12, 2018, at 5:15 a.m., Portland Fire and Rescue responded to the 1800 block of North Lombard Street to a medical call involving an adult male who was found unconscious and not breathing inside a residence. Portland Fire and Rescue emergency medical responders started to administer CPR, but the adult male remained unresponsive, and they determined the man was deceased. Emergency medical personnel requested Portland Police respond to assist with the death investigation.

At 5:23 a.m., North Precinct officers arrived at the scene and noted that circumstances were suspicious --in-nature. Homicide detectives responded to the scene and took over the investigation.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office will perform an autopsy later this week. There is no additional information that is expected to be provided until after the autopsy.

At this time in the investigation there is not believed to be a danger to the community.

Anyone with information about this death should contact the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail by calling 503-823-0400.

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Justin K Sennert
Justin K Sennert
UPDATE: Suspect Identified in Thursday Morning Robbery and Stabbing Investigation (Photo) - 07/12/18

The suspect taken into custody during a robbery and stabbing investigation this morning in the 7800 block of Southeast 92nd Avenue has been identified as 31-year-old Justin K. Sennert. Sennert was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree and Assault in the Second Degree and a warrant for Delivery of Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession of Heroin.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail have assumed this investigation. Anyone with information about the investigation should contact Robbery Detail detectives at 503-823-0405.

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On Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at 11:18 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing in the 7800 block of Southeast 92nd Avenue.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived and contacted an adult male who appeared to have been assaulted with a knife. Medical personnel transported the victim by ambulance to a Portland area hospital for treatment of what was believed to be a serious but non-life-threatening injury.

During the investigation officers learned the description of the suspect and broadcast the information to responding units. Officers searched the area with the assistance of a canine team. As officers searched for the suspect, the police canine located a person that matched the suspect's description hiding in brush near Southeast 92nd Avenue and Southeast Flavel Street. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

Based on preliminary information, investigators believe the victim confronted the suspect as the suspect broke into the victim's parked vehicle. During the interaction the suspected car prowler stabbed the victim then fled the scene.

The suspect was transported to an area hospital by ambulance after he told officers he had swallowed an unspecified substance. The suspect will be identified after he is released from the hospital and is lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail responded to continue this investigation. Criminalists with the Portland Police Bureau's Forensic Evidence Division responded to assist with this investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Division's Assault Detail at 503-823-0479.

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Attached Media Files: Justin K Sennert
Shooting Investigation Overnight in Portland's Cully Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 07/12/18

On Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at 9:22 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 7000 block of Northeast Emerson Street on multiple reports of gunfire.

Officers arrived at the scene and searched the neighborhood for victims, suspects, and evidence of the shooting. No suspects have been located at this time in connection with this shooting.

As officers investigated the incident evidence of gunfire was located in the 5300 block of Northeast 72nd Avenue. Officers also located two parked and unoccupied vehicles that appeared to have been struck by gunfire. Investigators do not believe the vehicles that were struck by gunfire were intended targets of this shooting.

There were no victims located at the scene or that arrived at area hospitals as a result of this shooting.

Based on preliminary information, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to assume the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have also responded to assist with this investigation. Investigators do not believe the residence that was struck by gunfire was the intended target of this shooting.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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CLARIFICATION: Police Seek Witnesses to PSU Police Department Officer-Involved Shooting - 07/12/18

The Police Bureau is the lead investigative agency for the criminal investigation related to a Friday, June 29, 2018, Portland State University Police Department officer-involved shooting.

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On Friday, June 29, 2018, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Portland State University Police Department Officers were involved in an officer-involved shooting on Southwest College Street between Southwest Broadway and Southwest 6th Avenue. Jason E. Washington died during this incident.

The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail was assigned to lead the criminal investigation of this officer-involved shooting. Based on information learned during the criminal investigation, detectives believe there are witnesses who have not contacted detectives.

Anyone who was in the area of or witnessed the June 29, 2018, Portland State University Police Department officer-involved shooting should contact Portland Police Bureau Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457 or Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov

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Fraud Alert
Fraud Alert
Fraud #Alert: Phone Scam in Portland -- Do Not Send Money (Photo) - 07/11/18

The Portland Police Bureau wants community members to be aware of a phone scam that is currently active in the Portland Metro area.

Officers have received reports from community members who stated that callers contact them claiming to be members of a police department or sheriff's department. The law enforcement impersonator often times:
* refers to the community member by name,
* tells the community member the call is being recorded, and
* tells the community member they missed a court appearance or jury duty.
The caller states they need to send money or a warrant will be issued for their arrest or they may turn themselves in to jail.

Sometimes scams such as these will include spoofing a legitimate police agency phone number and using a real name of a law enforcement officer in an attempt to gain the trust of the victim. No government agency of any kind takes gift cards as payment.

The Portland Police Bureau reminds you to be aware that:

* The Portland Police Bureau does not call individuals and demand or request money from community members under any circumstances.

* The Portland Police Bureau or any other legitimate law enforcement agency does not call community members seeking payment for outstanding traffic citations or warrants. This includes claims of unpaid federal or state taxes.

* Individuals claiming to collect debts may try to instill fear in potential victims to persuade them to forward money.

MoneyPak/Green Dot and Vanilla Reload have online tools to allow purchasers to request a refund if the scammer has not yet cashed the card.

For more information, please visit https://www.moneypak.com/refundrequest.aspx for MoneyPak/Green Dot and https://www.vanillareload.com/index.php/refund for Vanilla Reload.

If you are a resident of Portland and fall victim to these scammers with financial loss, you are encouraged to file a report by calling the Portland Police Bureau's Non-Emergency line at (503) 823-3333.

Tips to help avoid becoming a victim to this scam include:

* Never give personal or financial information to an unsolicited caller or email.

* Be suspicious of callers who demand immediate payment for any reason.

* Stay private. Regularly update privacy settings for social media sites. Scammers often make their stories more believable by trolling for personal information on Facebook, Twitter and similar sites.

* Utility companies and government agencies will never contact you for payment by GreenDot, MoneyPak or Vanilla Reload.

* Remember that anyone who has the number on a prepaid card has access to the funds on your card.

* Never wire money, provide debit or credit card numbers to a stranger.

The Oregon Judicial Department (OJD) advises that courts may use an independent collection service to collect unpaid monetary judgments and fines. If someone believes they are being scammed regarding an alleged unpaid traffic citation or other court-imposed financial obligation they can:

* Ask the collector (caller) for information specific to the alleged warrant or unpaid traffic citation. The caller should have the court case number, date of ticket and vehicle license number.

* Verify the debt or confirm other details by calling the OJD collections hotline at 1-888-564-2828.

* Use OJD Courts ePay to directly pay money owed to state courts for most traffic citations, civil fees or criminal fines (For more information go to https://www.courts.oregon.gov/services/online/pages/epay.aspx

If you receive a similar call, disconnect without providing any information or taking any instructions from the caller. Contact your local law enforcement agency.

The Oregon Department of Justice has a tremendous amount of information and resources available to protect consumers. Information can be found by visiting http://www.doj.state.or.us/Pages/index.aspx

For more information, visit the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Scam Alert website www.consumer.ftc.gov/scam-alerts

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Attached Media Files: Fraud Alert
Robbery investigation on SE Powell blvd on early Wednesday morning - 07/11/18

On Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at 12:28 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery and assault involving a gun at Creston Outdoor Pool, located at 4454 Southeast Powell Boulevard.

Officers arrived at the location and contacted a male juvenile victim suffering from what was believed to be a non-life threatening injury. Emergency medical personnel arrived at the location and provided medical assistance. The victim was transported by ambulance to an area hospital for treatment

During the investigation officers learned the victim was by the pool with his friends when two suspects approached the group and started going through their belongings. The victim contacted the suspects and was assaulted by one of the suspects. Investigators believe the victim was injured as a result of a suspect striking him with the hard surface of a firearm. Both suspects ran off towards Southeast Powell Boulevard from Creston Outdoor Pool.

There were no reports of gunfire during this incident.

One of the suspects was described as a18 to 21-year-old Asian male, with a medium build and a goatee, wearing all black. The second suspect was described as a18 to 21-year-old black male, with a faded haircut, wearing all white clothing.

Officers and a police canine team searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspects' descriptions.

Criminalists with the Portland Police Bureau's Forensic Evidence Division responded to assist with the investigation.

Anyone with the information about this incident is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail at 503.823.1080.

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Billy R Mayfield
Billy R Mayfield
UPDATE #2: Police Seek Additional Information Related to July 1st Homicide on SE Harold St (Photo) - 07/11/18

Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detail detectives continue to investigate the murder of Billy R. Mayfield. Mayfield was killed at a residence in the 12200 block of Southeast Harold St on Sunday, July 1, 2018.

Detectives believe there are people in the community with information about this homicide that have not contacted police. Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Homicide Detail Detective Vince Cui at 503-823-0449 or Vince.Cui@portlandoregon.gov or contact Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Billy R. Mayfield was 37-years-old at the time of his death.

The Police Bureau regrets this error.

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Detectives continue to investigate a death that occurred on Sunday evening in a residence in the 12200 block of Southeast Harold Street.

The deceased victim has been identified as 37-year-old Billy R Mayfield.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determined Mayfield died of homicidal violence.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Homicide Detail Detective Vince Cui at 503-823-0449 or Vince.Cui@portlandoregon.gov

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On Sunday, July 1, 2018, at 9:20 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the reports of gunfire in the 12200 block of Southeast Harold Street.

As officers responded to the area, a resident of a location in the 12200 block of Southeast Harold Street contacted 9-1-1 and reported that a person had been shot inside the residence.

Officers arrived at the residence where the victim was reportedly located, ensured the residence was safe for emergency medical personnel to enter, rendered the victim aid and requested emergency responders enter the location. The adult male male victim was provided emergency medical aid and while being transported to an area hospital by ambulance died.

Officers have searched the area for suspects associated with this shooting and at this time no suspects have been located. No suspect descriptions are being provided to the public at this time and there is not believed to be an immediate danger to the community in relation to this shooting.

The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail is responding to lead the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to assist with the investigation. Members of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's and Multnomah County District Attorney's Offices are also responding to assist with this homicide investigation.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) will not be responding to the scene.

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

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Attached Media Files: Billy R Mayfield
Sunshine Division
Sunshine Division
Sunshine Division and Fred Meyer Team Up to Sack Hunger (Photo) - 07/11/18

On Thursday, July 12, 2018 the Sunshine Division and Raleigh Hills Fred Meyer store will be partnering to "sack hunger" by selling $5 "Sunshine Sacks" in-store at registers. The $5 bags will contain core food items to donate to families in need this summer. Childhood hunger issues swell during summer months when low-income children qualifying for free and reduced breakfast and lunch programs at public schools are suddenly without upwards of ten meals a week. The "Sunshine Sack" program is another key way for Sunshine Division to work with long-standing partners in the community to address core food insecurity issues.

"Fred Meyer has been a partner of the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division for over 9 decades. In recent years they've played a larger role in the clothing aspect of our mission as a significant contributor to our Izzy's Kids Shop With a Cop program. We're excited to work together on the 'Sunshine Sack' program to raise food and awareness of summertime hunger issues in our local community," said Officer Matt Tobey, Sunshine Division's bureau liaison with the Portland Police Bureau.

"Sunshine Division is a great partner in our Zero Hunger / Zero Waste journey. We are proud to have supported their community efforts for many years, and I am excited that we have this opportunity to make a difference with the Sunshine Sack program," said Joe Grieshaber, President of Fred Meyer Stores.

Community members wanting to support Sunshine Division's food assistance programs are encouraged to visit the Raleigh Hills Fred Meyer store at 7700 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225 to purchase the $5 bags for donation. Fred Bear will be handing out balloons, coloring books, and nylon Fred Bear backpacks for kids while supplies last.

About Fred Meyer
Fred Meyer Stores, based in Portland, Ore., offers one-stop shopping at its 132 multi-department stores in four western states. More than 36,000 Fred Meyer associates help customers fill their food, apparel, and general merchandise needs in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Stores range in size from 65,000 to 200,000 square feet and carry more than 250,000 products under one roof. Additionally, Fred Meyer contributes more than $2 million to communities across the Northwest each year through grants from the Fred Meyer Foundation as well as product donations, cash donations and sponsorships. Fred Meyer also donates more than 7 million pounds of food to local food banks each year via the Perishable Donation Program. Fred Meyer Stores is a division of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR). For more information, please visit our website at www.fredmeyer.com.

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


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Attached Media Files: Sunshine Division , Sunshine Division
Dustin J Fink
Dustin J Fink
Two Suspects Arrested and Drugs Seized During Search Warrant in Portland's Hosford Abernathy Neighborhood (Photo) - 07/10/18

On Tuesday, July 10, 2018, members of the Portland Police Bureau Central and North Precincts' Neighborhood Response Teams (NRT), assisted by members of the Drugs and Vice Division and the Tactical Operation Division's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), served a search warrant, arrested two suspects and located illegal drugs at a residence in the 3100 block of Southeast 21st Avenue.

This investigation began on June 21, 2018, when area residents contacted Portland Police regarding suspected drug activity at a residence in the 3100 block of Southeast 21st Avenue. Members of Central Precinct's Neighborhood Response Team contacted multiple concerned community members during the investigation. Based on information gathered by the officers, investigators applied for and obtained a warrant to search the location.

As the warrant was served, two suspects were taken into custody. Officers also located and seized as evidence heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine during the search of the location.

The two suspects that were taken into custody during the search warrant were identified as 42-year-old Dustin J. Fink and 43-year-old Carlo J. Celestine. Fink and Celestine were lodged at the Multnomah County Jail. Fink was lodged on a warrant for a previous conviction of Delivery of Heroin. Celestine was lodged on a probation violation warrant for a previous conviction of Possession of Methamphetamine.

Investigators are continuing this investigation and ask anyone with information about Fink, Celestine or the location to contact Central Precinct Neighborhood Response Team Officer Matthew Jacobsen at 503-823-0097 or Matthew.Jacobsen@portlandoregon.gov.

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Attached Media Files: Dustin J Fink , Carlo J Celestine
Ricardo Sanchez-Garcia
Ricardo Sanchez-Garcia
CORRECTION: PPB Detectives Arrest Suspect in Sex Abuse Investigation (Photo) - 07/10/18

The Safeway that officers responded to on Monday, July 9, 2018, in regards to this investigation is located at 6901 Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

The Police Bureau regrets this error.

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On Monday, July 9, 2018, North Precinct officers responded to the Goodwill, located at 5950 Northeast 122nd Avenue, and shortly afterwards to the Safeway, located at 6901 Northeast Sandy Boulevard. On both occasions, the officers responded to the report that an adult male had inappropriately touched a juvenile female in a sexual manner.

During the separate investigations, the officers gathered information from witnesses and victims. Based on the information gathered, the officers believed the incidents were perpetrated by the same suspect.

North Precinct officers contacted detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Family Service Division's Child Abuse Team (CAT). Child Abuse Team detectives responded to assume the investigation. During the investigation, detectives learned of a possible residence of the suspect. Child Abuse Team detectives arrived in the 1900 block of Southwest River Drive and contacted the suspect and took him into custody without incident.

The suspect was identified as 55-year-old Ricardo Sanchez-Garcia. Sanchez Garcia was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on two counts of Sex Abuse in the First Degree.

Further investigation indicates that there may be additional victims. Anyone who may have been victimized by Sanchez-Garcia or has additional information about this investigation is encouraged to contact Detective Stephen Gandy at 503-823-0185 or Stephen.Gandy@portlandoregon.gov.

The Portland Police Bureau collaborates with government agencies and community organizations that provide access to advocacy services to victims of sexual assaults. A victim may be accompanied by a sexual assault advocate or other appropriate support person during the reporting process and/or criminal investigation.

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

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/

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

Additionally, the Portland Police Bureau Strength Programs provide free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area. To learn more information about these programs, call 503-823-0260 or visit http://www.portlandonline.com/police/womenstrength

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Attached Media Files: Ricardo Sanchez-Garcia
Armed Suspect Arrested in Portland's Portsmouth Neighborhood - Gun and Stolen Vehicle Recovered - 07/09/18

On Monday, July 9, 2018, at 8:26 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 4600 block of North Trenton Street on the report of a person with a gun.

As officers responded to the area, a caller to 9-1-1 reported there was a man sleeping in a gray vehicle with a gun in his lap. Officers arrived in the area and located a grey Volkswagen Tiguan that matched the vehicle description provided by the caller. As officers looked in the Volkswagen, they observed a male asleep with a gun in his lap. Shortly after officers had looked in the vehicle, the occupant of the Volkswagen awoke and fled from the officers. As the suspect drove from the scene, the suspect's vehicle collided with an officer, causing minor injury to the officer.

Officers searched the neighborhood for the Volkswagen. As officers searched the neighborhood, a caller to 9-1-1 reported a person had abandoned a Volkswagen in the 4600 block of North Fessenden Street. Officers responded to the area of the reported abandoned Volkswagen and confirmed it was the Volkswagen involved in the original investigation. Additional responding officers established a perimeter in the area where the Volkswagen was located. While officers set up a perimeter, another caller to 9-1-1 reported there was a suspect hiding in a yard in the 9600 block of North Woolsey Avenue. Officers provided the suspect commands and the suspect eventually was taken into custody without incident.

After the suspect was taken into custody a canine article search was performed and a firearm was recovered near where the suspect was seen hiding. During the investigation, officers also determined the Volkswagen Tiguan was a previously reported stolen vehicle.

The injured officer was transported by patrol vehicle to an area hospital for treatment of a minor injury.

This investigation is on-going. The suspect that was taken into custody in relation to this incident was a juvenile male. At this time the Police Bureau will not release the suspect's name in accordance with Oregon law relating to the release of information of juvenile offenders.

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Carjacking Early Monday Morning in SE Portland -- No Injuries - 07/09/18

On Monday, July 9, 2018, at 12:09 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery that occurred in the parking lot of the Shell Jackson Gas Station, located at 2450 Southeast 122nd Avenue.

Officers contacted the victim and learned that two suspects had approached him shortly after he entered his vehicle. One of the suspects brandished a firearm as he directed the victim to exit the vehicle. Shortly after the victim exited the vehicle the suspects entered the vehicle and drove away eastbound on Southeast Division Street.

Officers searched the area but did not locate the suspects or the victim's stolen vehicle.

The stolen vehicle is a gray 2005 Porsche Cayenne with Oregon license plate 413HSE.

The suspects are described as men in their 20's, one armed with a handgun.

Anyone who sees this vehicle should contact 9-1-1.

Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail detectives will continue this robbery investigation.

People with information about this incident should contact Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail at 503-823-0412.

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Fred M Knispel
Fred M Knispel
Suspect Arrested After Threatening TriMet Employee with Electric Drill - No Injuries (Photo) - 07/08/18

On Sunday, July 8, 2018, at 12:04 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Parkrose/Sumner Transit Center, located at 9525 Northeast Sandy Boulevard on the report of a man threatening people with an electric drill.

As officers responded to the scene, a caller to 9-1-1 reported the suspect was chasing after a TriMet employee and threatening the employee with the drill. When officers arrived in the area they located a man that matched the suspect's description in the 9500 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard. Officers directed the suspect to stop and place the drill on the ground so he could be taken into custody; however the suspect ran from officers. Officers pursued the suspect. The suspect ran to a community area at the Rodeway Inn Portland Airport, located at 9723 Northeast Sandy Boulevard. Shortly after the suspect ran into the community area, a community member ran from the room and to the safety of the responding officers. Officers provided the suspect directions and eventually took him into custody without incident.

During the investigation, officers learned a TriMet employee had instructed the suspect to exit a TriMet bus after the bus had arrived at the end of its service-line at the Parkrose Transit Station. After being told to exit the bus the man chased after the TriMet employee with the drill. While chasing the employee the suspect reportedly broke the front window to a TriMet van parked in the area.

There were no reported injuries as a result of this incident. The drill was located and seized as evidence.

The suspect was identified as 61-year-old Fred M. Knispel. Knispel was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Menacing, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, and warrants for Theft of Services, Trespass in the Second Degree, and two counts of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

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Attached Media Files: Fred M Knispel
Shooting Investigation Overnight in Portland's Rose City Park Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 07/08/18

On Saturday, July 7, 2018, at 10:24 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 5600 block of Northeast Hassalo Street on the report that area residents heard gunfire.

As officers responded to the shooting scene, a caller to 9-1-1 reported that the door to their residence, located in the 5700 block of Northeast Hassalo Street, had been struck by gunfire.

Officers arrived at the scene, contacted the resident of the location struck by gunfire and canvassed the neighborhood for victims, suspect, and evidence of the shooting. No suspects have been located at this time in connection with this shooting. There were no victims located or that arrived at area hospitals as a result of this shooting. Officers located evidence of gunfire near the roadway in the 5600 block of Northeast Hassalo Street.

Based on preliminary information, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to assume the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have also responded to assist with this investigation. Investigators do not believe the residence that was struck by gunfire was the intended target of this shooting.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Shooting Investigation Overnight in St. Johns Neighborhood - Two People Injured - 07/07/18

On Saturday, July 7, 2018, at 12:29 a.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to multiple reports of gunfire outside the Los Prados Event Hall, located at 10105 North Lombard Street.

As officers responded to the scene, a caller to 9-1-1 reported that at least two people had been shot while outside of the Los Prados Event Hall. Officers arrived to find a large group of people at the scene. Officers entered the event hall and located two victims suffering from serious but what were believed to be non-life-threatening injuries. The two adult male victims were transported to Portland hospitals by ambulances for treatment of their injuries.

As officers continued the investigation, they canvassed the area and located evidence of gunfire on North Lombard Street.

At this time in the investigation, detectives do not believe the two men who were injured were the intended targets.

Detectives believe there were likely one hundred or more people in the immediate area of this incident when it occurred. At this time in the investigation information about the suspects and what occurred at the time of the shooting is limited. Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau or Crime Stoppers of Oregon and remain anonymous.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Stabbing Investigation Underway in Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood - Two People Injured - 07/06/18

On Friday, July 6, 2018, at 3:51 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 100 block of Southeast 97th Avenue on the report that person had been stabbed.

Officers and emergency medical responders arrived in the area and located an adult female with what appeared to be multiple stab wounds. The victim was provided emergency medical aid and transported to a Portland hospital by ambulance for treatment of serious life-threatening-injuries.

Officers searched the area for the suspect, evidence and witnesses. During a canvass of the neighborhood, officers located a knife believed to have been used in the stabbing. The knife was located near Southeast 97th Avenue and Southeast Ankeny Street. As officers continued the investigation, they learned the stabbing suspect was possibly located in a tent near Northeast 97th Avenue and Northeast Davis Street. Officers responded to Northeast 97th Avenue and Northeast Davis Street and located an adult male that matched the suspect's description. The suspect had injuries that required medical treatment and he was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries. Officers remain with the victim and suspect at this time.

Southeast 97th Avenue will remain closed between East Burnside Street and Southeast Ash Street during this investigation.

There is not believed to be a danger to the public in relation to this incident.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail will continue this investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division responded to assist with the on-scene investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident or surveillance footage of the area should contact Assault Detail detectives at 503-823-0479.

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Crash and Stabbing Investigation Early Friday Morning in Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood - Two People Injured - 07/06/18

On Friday, July 6, 2018, at 12:16 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a crash in the 400 block of Northeast 143rd Avenue.

When officers arrived at the crash scene, they located a white Chevrolet Impala that had crashed into multiple parked vehicles, mailboxes, and a fence. As officers continued the investigation they located two juvenile males with stab wounds near the crashed Chevrolet. The injured males were transported to Portland area hospital by ambulance with what were believed to be serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Based on information learned in the early stages of the investigation, officers believe the Chevrolet Impala was being driven northbound on Northeast 143rd Avenue with three occupants at the time of the crash. After the crash the two juvenile male occupants were reportedly involved in a disturbance in which they stabbed each other after one of the juvenile males retrieved a knife.

The third occupant of the vehicle was not injured during the crash and disturbance.

Preliminary information suggests there is no danger to the public in relation to this crash and stabbing investigation.

Traffic should re-open in the 400 block of Northeast 143rd Avenue in the next 10 to 15 minutes.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail will continue this investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division responded to assist with the on-scene investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Assault Detail at 503-823-0479.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Cully Neighborhood - One Person Injured - 07/05/18

On Thursday, July 5, 2018, at 7:49 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the reports of gunfire in the 5200 block of Northeast 73rd Avenue.

As officers responded to the shooting, a caller to 9-1-1 reported they had heard an argument between two men, gunfire, and two different vehicles speeding away from the scene. When officers arrived in the area of the reported shooting they searched the area for injured people, suspects, and evidence of gunfire. Officers located evidence of gunfire and canvassed the neighborhood for witnesses and surveillance cameras that may have captured the shooting or the suspects' vehicles speeding away.

As officers continued the shooting investigation, a juvenile male arrived at an area hospital by private vehicle with a gunshot injury. The injury was believed to be non-life-threatening. The injured juvenile was reportedly in the backyard of a residence in the 4000 block of Northeast 72nd Avenue when he was struck by a bullet believed to have traveled from the shooting that occurred in the 5200 block of Northeast 73rd Avenue. The juvenile is not believed to have been an intended target of the shooting.

At this time in the investigation no suspects have been located or taken into custody.

Based on preliminary information, the Gang Enforcement Team will be conducting the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have also responded to assist with this investigation. This is the 62nd incident investigated by the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gang Enforcement Team in 2018.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting, possesses video surveillance footage of the shooting, or has knowledge of the shooting is asked to contact Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team at 503-823-4106.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Stabbing Investigation Wednesday Night in Downtown Portland -- One Person Injured - 07/05/18

On Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at 10:45 p.m., Central Precinct Officers were in the area of Southwest 2nd Avenue and Southwest Stark Street on an unrelated police call when they were flagged down about an adult male subject who appeared to have been assaulted by a person with a knife.

Officers located the victim near the food carts on Southwest Stark Street, between Southwest 2nd and Southwest 3rd Avenues. Officers discovered the victim had suffered multiple stab wounds. Officers immediately administered first aid until emergency medical responders arrived. Medical personnel transported the victim by ambulance to a Portland area hospital for treatment of what were believed to be serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the victim had been assaulted by an unknown suspect.
Officers located a crime scene and based on the witness' interviews, learned the male suspect was in his 20's and was accompanied by another male in his 20's. Both subjects were last seen walking out of the area, eastbound on Southwest Washington Street.

Officers searched the area, but have not located a suspect at this time.

Criminalists with the Portland Police Bureau's Forensic Evidence Division responded to assist with this investigation.

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

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Shakor S Holiday
Shakor S Holiday
Two Suspects Arrested and Three Guns Seized After Reports of Gunfire in Portland's Mill Park Neighborhood -- No Known Injuries (Photo) - 07/05/18

On Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at 8:58 p.m., East Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the 11500 block of Southeast Stephens Street on the report of multiple suspects brandishing firearms.

As officers responded to the area, a caller to 9-1-1 reported hearing gunfire. Officers arrived in the area and learned that shortly after the witnesses heard gunfire the suspects left the area in vehicles. The responding officers obtained descriptions of the suspects and the suspects' vehicles. The information was broadcast to officers searching the neighborhood.

An officer searching near the 12600 block of Southeast Stephens located two vehicles that matched the suspects' vehicles description being driven eastbound. When the drivers of the suspects' vehicles arrived at the dead-end of Southeast Stephens Street they parked the vehicles. The occupants exited the vehicles and left the immediate area of the vehicles. As additional officers arrived in the 12600 block of Southeast Stephens Street, the officers contacted the occupants of the vehicles believed to be associated with the shooting. During the investigation, officers located and seized three firearms in the area where the suspects were contacted by police (photographs of the firearms are included in this release).

Officers also continued the investigation at the original call location in the 11500 block of Southeast Stephens Street and located evidence of gunfire. There were no reports of injuries or property damage as a result of this shooting.

During the investigation 21-year-old Bennie G. London and 24-year-old Shakor S. Holiday were taken into custody in the 12600 block of Southeast Stephens Street. London was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on a Post-Prison Supervision Violation Warrant in connection with a previous conviction of Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Holiday was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on a Post-Prison Supervision Violation Warrant in connection with a previous conviction of Burglary in the First Degree.

Members with the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operations Division's Gun Taskforce continue this investigation. Anyone with information about London, Holiday or this incident should contact the Gun Taskforce at 503-823-4106.

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Michael R Hecht
Michael R Hecht
Suspect Identified In Tuesday Afternoon Stabbing Investigation (Photo) - 07/04/18

The suspect taken into custody during a stabbing investigation on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in the 1700 block of Southeast Tenino Street has been identified as 40-year-old Michael R. Hecht.

Hecht was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Domestic Violence Assault in the First Degree, Burglary in the First Degree, Domestic Violence Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Domestic Violence Attempted Murder.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail continue to investigate this assault. Anyone with information about Schneider or this assault should contact detectives at 503-823-0479.

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On Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at 2:12 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing in the 1700 block of Southeast Tenino Street.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived and contacted an adult male who had been assaulted by a person with a knife. Medical personnel transported the victim by ambulance to a Portland area hospital for treatment of what was believed to be serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Based on preliminary information, investigators believe the victim was stabbed while inside an apartment in the 1700 block of Southeast Tenino Street.

During the investigation, Milwaukie Police Department Officers located and detained a suspect in this stabbing investigation. Central Precinct officers responded to Milwaukie and took the suspect into their custody. The suspect's identity and charges will be provided after the suspect is lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

There is not believed to be a danger to the community in relation to this stabbing.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail will lead this investigation. Criminalists with the Portland Police Bureau's Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to assist with this investigation.

Anyone with information about this stabbing should contact the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail at 503-823-0479.

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Attached Media Files: Michael R Hecht
PPB Embarks on Strategic Plan Process - 07/03/18

The Portland Police Bureau is embarking on the creation of a five-year strategic plan that will be a guiding document for the future. The strategic plan will prioritize the Bureau's goals and objectives; outline how the Bureau will meet its strategic goals and objectives, provide metrics to assess the Bureau's performance; and ensure communication of progress to all stakeholders.

"The development of a strategic plan requires careful planning and thoughtful engagement of communities within Portland as well as our own employees," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "To support this work, we will follow the pillars of 21stCentury Policing to promote positive interaction between the police and the community and to build trust. This means that the three key principles of this process will be inclusion, collaboration and transparency."

The Bureau has hired a professional facilitator who will assist in gathering insights in the future vision for the Portland Police Bureau related to: Crime Reduction and Prevention, Community Engagement and Inclusion, Community Policing, Organizational Excellence, Police Wellness and Safety, Bureau Leadership, and Building Trust and Legitimacy.

Information will be gathered through:
* Interviews with City Council members, Bureau leadership, and mid-level managers;

* 15 community focus groups that seek particular community voices, including social services that deal with mental health and houselessness issues, leaders of the African American community, and language-specific meetings held in Spanish, Russian, and Vietnamese;

* 4 Bureau focus groups of officers, sergeants, detectives, criminalists, and professional staff;

* 2 public forums for large group dialogue with the community at large;

* A community survey and an internal survey for individual input from the community at large.

The process will be guided by a Steering Committee, comprised of Bureau members and community members, who will provide recommendations to Chief Outlaw on the project's process and contents of the strategic plan drafted from the gathered input. The draft strategic plan will be presented to Bureau members and community members for feedback and validation. The Bureau expects to complete this process by next June.

For more information about the strategic planning process, to watch the Chief's video on the subject or to learn how to become involved, visit: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/76886


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Kenneth L Coleman
Kenneth L Coleman
UPDATE: Victim Identified in Friday Afternoon Death Investigation in Hazelwood Neighborhood (Photo) - 07/02/18

Detectives continue a death investigation that started on Friday morning in the 12200 block of Northeast Wasco Street. The deceased male has been identified as 44-year-old Kenneth L. Coleman.

An autopsy was performed by a member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office. The Medical Examiner determined Coleman died as a result of homicidal violence.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033 or Anthony.Merrill@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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On Friday, June 29, 2018, at 10:46 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Goodwill, located at 12250 Northeast Halsey Street, on the report that a person was unconscious and not breathing.

Officers arrived at the scene and located a deceased adult male outside of the building but on the Goodwill property. A member with the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office responded, and based on initial information, determined the death was suspicious in nature.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail are responding to take over this investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to assist with this investigation.

The Portland Police Bureau's Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene and plans to arrive within the next 45 minutes. Any interested media should respond to the south parking lot of the Goodwill for a briefing.

Anyone with information about this death investigation should contact the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail by calling 503-823-0479

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Metro Bomb Squad Investigation Completed in Downtown Portland - Reopening Area - 07/02/18

On Monday, July 2, 2018, at 1:49 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Edith Green Federal Building, located at 1220 Southwest 3rd Avenue, on the report of a suspicious item.

Officers arrived in the area and after a preliminary investigation requested the Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit (MEDU) to respond to the scene.

Technicians assigned to MEDU examined the suspicious item and determined it posed no danger to the community.

The areas impacted by this investigation are reopened.

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CORRECTION: Saturday Demonstrations Have Concluded in Downtown Portland - 06/30/18

The investigation that involved the arrest of 22-year-old Tusitala J. Toese and 23-year-old Donovon L. Flippo started on June 8, 2018 at Northeast 12th Avenue and Northeast Broadway.

The Police Bureau regrets this error.

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On Saturday, June 30, 2018, during multiple protest events in Downtown Portland, large fights broke out in which several people were injured. During the protest, projectiles were thrown and officers deployed less lethal munitions, including aerial distraction devices (ADD) and rubber ball distraction devices (RBDD). Deputies with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office also deployed pepper spray and pepper balls.

Portland Fire and Rescue provided on-scene medical evaluations to several people and four people were transported to area hospitals by ambulance. Of those transported, one person suffered what was believed to be serious, but non-life-threatening injuries and three suffered non-serious and non-life-threatening injuries.

One officer suffered what was believed to be a non-serious and non-life-threatening injury as a result of being struck by a projectile. The officer was transported by patrol vehicle to the hospital.

"Portland Police planned for today's protest so that people could exercise their First Amendment rights to speech and assembly," said Deputy Chief Bob Day. "We seized numerous weapons early on, and interceded and separated people when necessary. However, once projectiles, such as fireworks, eggs, rocks, bottles and construction equipment were thrown and people were injured, we ordered people to disperse." 

Throughout the afternoon and evening, the Portland Police Bureau provided information and updates on Twitter, including photos of the weapons and items seized throughout the day: https://twitter.com/PortlandPolice
 
The Police Bureau is aware that several instances of criminal behavior were filmed and broadcast on a various media platforms. These crimes may include, but are not limited to: Disorderly Conduct, Assault, Theft, Robbery, and Reckless Burning. Investigators will be conducting follow-up which may lead to arrests at a later time. If you were the victim of assault, theft, robbery or another crime during this protest event, you are encouraged to file a police report.

There were four people who were arrested today in connection with criminal investigations that began prior to today's protests:

46-year-old Luiz E. Marquez was arrested in connection with an investigation that began on June 3, 2018, in connection with a protest near Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Madison Street. Marquez was arrested today near the Southeast Corner of Chapman Square. He was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Theft in the First Degree, Theft in the Third Degree and Assault in the Third Degree.

22-year-old Tusitala J. Toese was arrested in connection with an investigation that began on June 8, 2018, near Northeast 12th Avenue and Northeast Broadway. Toese was arrested today at Terry Schrunk Plaza. He was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Fourth Degree.

23-year-old Donovon L. Flippo was arrested in connection with an investigation that began on June 8, 2018, near Northeast 12th Avenue and Northeast Broadway. Flippo was arrested today at Terry Schrunk Plaza. He was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

37-year-old Matthew R. Braddock was arrested in connection with an investigation that began on May 31, 2018, near Southwest Broadway and Southwest Mill Street. Braddock was arrested today at Southwest 2nd Avenue and Southwest Taylor Street. He was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the Second Degree and Assault in the Third Degree.

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

Anyone with information about criminal behavior at any of the events is asked to share it by email to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov; or, anonymously through Crime Stoppers of Oregon. Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous. Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips. Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823 or call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Inquiries regarding arrests, force, and law enforcement actions taken by the Federal Protective Service (FPS) should be directed to FPS.

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The Portland Police Bureau would like to inform the public there are multiple demonstrations planned for Saturday, June 30, 2018. 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 Families Belong Together rally, affiliated with https://front.moveon.org/ is planned for the North Park Blocks, between Northwest Davis and Northwest Everett Street, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Organizers have been working collaboratively with appropriate City Bureaus to plan for the event. Motorists should use caution in the area, with the expected large-sized crowd in which families with children will be present.

In Downtown Portland, events are expected in Terry Schrunk Plaza and Lownsdale and Chapman Squares. The Police Bureau encourages road users to be aware of the potential for traffic interruptions and to plan for alternate routes in and around Downtown Portland on Saturday.

Patriot Prayer has requested and was issued a permit for a street march in this area.

Unpermitted marchers should remain on sidewalks and obey traffic laws.

There will be a significant law enforcement presence in Downtown Portland, due to past threats and acts of violence between these different groups, both locally and nationally. Due to these threats and the potential for violence, persons attending any of the events should not bring 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 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/641629

There also exist specific conduct rules and laws that apply to Federal facilities and properties, such as Terry Schrunk Plaza. Rules and laws related to Federal property may be located at https://www.dhs.gov/topic/federal-protective-service

Incidents that threaten life, safety or property will be investigated through review of public, media, and law enforcement video, and through contact with witnesses and victims. People who participate in illegal behavior will be subject to arrest on Saturday or at a later time after additional investigation has occurred. 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.

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 and public safety partners may include, but are not limited to the following agencies:

* Portland Police Bureau
* Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
* Federal Protective Service
* United States Attorney's Office
* Multnomah County District Attorney's Office
* Portland Fire & Rescue

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.

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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Officers Apprehend Commercial Burglar in East Portland (Photo) - 06/29/18

On Friday, June 29, 2018, at 3:09 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a commercial building in the 7100 block of Northeast Glisan Street on the report of a burglary in progress.

When officers arrived, they located the business owner and learned he had contacted a suspect he believed had broken into his building and stolen multiple items. The business owner reportedly confronted the suspect, and a struggle ensued. During the struggle, the business owner removed a gun from the suspect, and the suspect left the scene prior to officers arriving. In the course of investigating, officers secured a weapon and determined the suspect's weapon used was a replica firearm.

Officers set up a perimeter and located the suspect matching the description in the 7400 block of Northeast Glisan Street. Officers took the suspect, identified as 21-year-old Hayden P. Yurick, into custody and he is lodged in the Multnomah County Jail.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Burglary Task Force are contining this investigation.

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UPDATE: Attempted Carjacking Suspects Identified (Photo) - 06/29/18

The suspects arrested in connection with a carjacking that occurred Thursday evening near Northeast 73rd Avenue and Northeast Prescott Street have been identified as 18-year-old Jayonn S. Howard, 18-year-old Evelyn N. Brown, 18-year-old Davion D. Howard, and 17-year-old Charnell R. Brown (no booking photograph available). Jayonn S. Howard, Evelyn N. Brown, and Davion D. Howard were lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree and Assault in the Third Degree. Charnell R. Brown was lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home on charges of Robbery in the First Degree and Assault in the Third Degree.

A fifth occupant that was in the suspects' vehicle that was released to guardians.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail continue to investigate this incident. Anyone with information about this attempted carjacking or Jayonn S. Howard, Evelyn N. Brown, Davion D. Howard, or Charnell R. Brown should contact Robbery Detail detectives at 503-823-0405.

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On Thursday, June 28, 2018, at 5:37 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of an attempted carjacking near Northeast 73rd Avenue and Northeast Prescott Street.

As officers responded to the scene of the attmepted carjacking they learned a suspect had displayed a handgun and assaulted the driver of the a vehicle. Officers also learned that during the attempted carjacking there was gunfire. The suspect did not successfully steal the car and the victims and suspects left the area in separate vehicles immediately after the attempted carjacking. The victims drove out of the area and waited for police to contact them.

When officers arrived at the victims' new location, they learned the suspects had left Northeast 73rd Avenue and Northeast Prescott Street in a black Ford Fusion. The investigating officers provided the description of the suspects and the suspects' vehicle to officers throughout the Portland metropolitan area. As officers continued the investigation, they located damage to the interior of the victims' vehicle that was believed to be the result of gunfire. The victim suffered an injury during the assault but did not require immediate medical attention.

At 8:09 p.m. on Thursday, an East Precinct officer observed a black Ford Fusion with the same license plate as the suspected attempted carjacking suspects being driven in the 14700 block of Southeast Stark Street. The officer performed a traffic stop on the vehicle and its occupants. Additional officers responded to assist the officer. The five occupants of the vehicle, three adults and two juveniles, have been detained. During a search of the vehicle a firearm was located and seized as evidence.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail have responded to lead this investigation. Anyone with information about the attempted carjacking should contact Robbery Detail detectives at 503-823-0405.

No additional information will be available regarding this investigation until after the start of business tomorrow.

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UPDATE: PSU Police Department Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation Continues - 06/29/18

Based on information gathered in the investigation at this time, Portland Police Bureau Detectives believe Portland State University (PSU) Police Department Officers were in the area of Southwest 6th Avenue and Southwest College street when they became aware of a disturbance near the Cheerful Tortoise, located at 1939 Southwest 6th Avenue.

PSU Police Department Officers contacted the people believed to be involved in the disturbance. Shortly after contacting the suspects PSU Police Officers broadcast that shots had been fired.

Central Precinct officers and emergency medical personnel responded to the scene. Responding emergency medical responders determined the subject was deceased.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detail, Forensic Evidence Division, Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office, and the Portland State University Police Department are continuing this shooting investigation. 

The investigation is in its early stages and additional information will be released as the investigation continues and more information is learned. 

The subject and the involved officers' identities will be released as the investigation continues.

Detectives continue to interview witnesses and others. Detectives will review cell phone and surveillance videos of the incident. Anyone with video of this incident is asked to contact Portland Police Bureau Detectives.

Following the Grand Jury, the Bureau will release additional information as appropriate.  

Information regarding the PSU Police Department's post officer-involved shooting policy should be directed to PSU.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Portland Police Bureau Detective Division Homicide Detail Detective Scott Broughton at 503-823-3774 or Scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457 or Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov

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The Portland Police Bureau Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene of an officer-involved shooting investigation involving Portland State University Police (PSU) Department Officers and a subject near Southwest Broadway and Southwest College Street.

On Friday, June 29, 2018, at 1:30 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of an officer-involved shooting involving PSU Police Department Officers and a subject. Officers arrived and contacted PSU Police and located a subject on the ground. Emergency medical personnel arrived to render aid to the subject, but determined the subject was deceased. Based on preliminary information, responding officers do not believe any officers or other community members were injured during this incident. 

Members with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail are responding to lead this investigation.

During this investigation the following roadways will remain closed to vehicle, pedestrian, bicycle and TriMet traffic:
* Southwest Broadway between Southwest Harrison Street and Southwest Jackson Street;
* Southwest 6th Avenue between Southwest Harrison Street and Interstate 405; and
* Southwest College Street between Southwest 5th Avenue and Southwest Broadway

Interested media should respond to Southwest Broadway and Southwest Hall Street. The PIO will be on scene in 45 minutes.

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UPDATE: Motorcyclist Dies of Injuries Suffered During Monday Crash - 06/28/18

The motorcycle operator involved in a crash on Monday, June 25, 2018, on Northeast Tomahawk Island Drive has died as a result of his injuries at an area hospital. He has been identified as 37-year-old John A Schulte of Portland.

Based on information learned at this time in the investigation members of the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Investigation Unit do not believe anyone else was involved in this fatal traffic crash.

This is the 18th traffic related fatality investigated by the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team in 2018.

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On Monday, June 25, 2018, at 1:08 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a crash involving a motorcycle operator and a parked vehicle in the 300 block of Northeast Tomahawk Island Drive.

When officers and emergency medical responders arrived at the crash scene they located an adult male motorcycle operator and motorcycle on the roadway. Emergency medical responders provided medical aid and transported the injured motorcycle operator by ambulance to an area hospital. The motorcycle operator suffered serious life-threatening injuries and continues to receive treatment at a local hospital.

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

Based on information learned at this time in the investigation, members of the Traffic Investigation Unit believe the motorcycle operator traveled east on Northeast Tomahawk Island Drive when he collided with a legally parked vehicle. Investigators believe that speed was one of the contributing factors to this crash.

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

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

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

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Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Results in Conviction of Curtis Williams (Photo) - 06/28/18

On June 26, 2018, a Multnomah County jury convicted Curtis Williams of one count of Rape in the First Degree, two counts of Sodomy in the First Degree, one count of Unlawful Sexual Penetration and three counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree.

This investigation began on September 30, 2011, when the victim reported she had been raped and sexually abused inside the Alder Hotel Apartments. The victim underwent a Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence (SAFE) examination and in 2016, the victim's SAFE kit was tested and yielded a DNA match to the defendant.

William's conviction is the second conviction stemming from the back log of untested Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Kits (SAFE) kits.

In 2015, the PPB identified more than 1,700 untested kits in their inventory and has worked with the Department of Justice Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) Grant, as well as the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office District Attorney of New York (DANY) Grant that funded the testing of the kits at an outside lab. The SAKI work group specializes in victim notification, advocacy and furthers the investigative and prosecutorial process. The Portland Police Bureau implemented the full submission of all SAFE kits for testing in 2015

Results from the kits continue to be investigated and survivors of sexual assaults are being notified.

The PPB Sex Crime Unit continues to be victim-centered and trauma-informed. The PPB Sex Crimes Unit, a victim-centered and trauma-informed detail, encourages those who have had a SAFE kit collected prior to 2015 to contact the roseproject@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0125. Due to the very personal and confidential nature of these crimes, the Rose Project will be unable to provide information to anyone except the victim listed on the police report.

For more information on the Rose Project, visit: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/568261

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Off-Duty Portland Police Commander Arrested after DUII Crash - 06/28/18

On Thursday, June 28, 2018, at 1:55 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a single-vehicle crash into a telephone pole in the 2600 block of Southwest 3rd Avenue.

Officers arrived at the scene of the collision and determined that an off-duty Portland Police Bureau member was driving the vehicle that crashed into a telephone pole. Based on information learned during the investigation, alcohol was determined to be a factor.

The driver, Steve Jones, was arrested and processed for DUII by Oregon State Police. The Oregon State Police cited and released Commander Jones for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, as is standard practice for the Oregon State Police in Multnomah County.

Commander Jones was driving a City of Portland vehicle as part of his current assignment, which requires him to respond 24/7. There were no other people in the vehicle at the time of the crash and Jones was not injured.

Commander Jones is a 23-year-veteran of the Portland Police Bureau. He was placed on paid Administrative Leave, which is standard procedure, pending the resolution of this investigation. Captain Jeff Bell will now serve as Acting Commander of the Professional Standards Division.

"As law enforcement officers, we are held to a higher standard, regardless of rank or classification, that demands accountability," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "This incident will be thoroughly investigated."

Due to the Bureau member's assignment as Commander of the Professional Standards Division, the Police Bureau requested Oregon State Police respond to process the Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants investigation. Oregon State Police will continue with the criminal investigation.

The administrative investigation will go through the Police Bureau's internal review process and ultimately will be presented to the Police Review Board, which is comprised of community members and Police Bureau members. Their findings will then be given to the Chief of Police. For a more detailed account of this process visit the following directives: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/674602
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/674609
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/674616

The Portland Police Bureau will not comment further on this personnel matter to ensure an objective internal investigation is conducted, and to protect public employees' privacy interests.

Inquiries for information about the collision and criminal investigation should be directed to the Oregon State Police.

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Gang Enforcement Team Investigating Shooting in Portland's Parkrose Neighborhood - One Person Injured (Photo) - 06/27/18

On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at 8:56 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire near Northeast 109th Avenue and Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

As officers responded to the scene, a caller to 9-1-1 reported that a person had been struck by gunfire and left the scene in a private vehicle. Officers arrived at the scene and located evidence of gunfire on Northeast 109th Avenue south of Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

While officers continued the investigation at the crime scene, officers investigating a different incident at Legacy Emanuel Hospital, located at 2801 North Gantenbein Avenue, observed an injured male arrive at the hospital. The injured adult male appeared to have suffered multiple gunshot injuries and was assisted into the emergency department for treatment of what were believed to be serious injuries. Officers at Legacy Emanuel Hospital located and seized the vehicle the injured male arrived in and detained the driver of the vehicle.

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

Investigators do not believe there exists an immediate danger to the community in relation to this shooting at this time in the investigation. There is no additional information to provide the public regarding this investigation at this time.

Northeast Sandy Boulevard is closed to vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic between Northeast 108th Avenue and Northeast 110th Avenue during this investigation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Attached Media Files: NE Sandy Blvd/ NE 108th Ave
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UPDATE: Carjacking Victim Determined to Be Safe (Photo) - 06/27/18

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Missing Person and Robbery Details have contacted the man who was reportedly in a vehicle that was taken during a carjacking on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at the Kmart, located at 12350 Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, detectives contacted the victim and learned he was safe and was not injured at the time of the reported carjacking. There is no additional information to provide regarding this investigation.

Detectives ask for the public's help in locating the stolen 2006 Honda CR-V, dark blue in color, bearing Washington license plates B-D-J-8-2-7-9. A stock photo of a similar vehicle is attached to this release.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Detective Tracy Chamberlin at 503-823-4783 or Tracy.Chamberlin@portlandoregon.gov

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On Saturday June 16, 2018, at 8:44 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a carjacking behind the Kmart, located at 12350 Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to the victim, who told police that an unknown suspect stole his car at gunpoint approximately 30 minutes earlier and that the victim's friend was still inside the vehicle.

The victim told police that he and his friend "Gary" were sleeping in the vehicle behind Kmart when the suspect approached them on foot, armed with a handgun, and demanded money and property. The victim didn't have anything to give the suspect so the suspect began searching the car then drove away with "Gary" still inside.

The vehicle is described as a 2006 Honda CR-V, dark blue in color, bearing Washington license plates B-D-J-8-2-7-9. A stock photo of a similar vehicle is attached to this release.

The victim's friend that was still in the vehicle at the time of the carjacking is a man in his 70s named "Gary" wearing a red plaid shirt. "Gary" has medical issues that may require treatment when he is located.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s, short beard, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black sweatpants, armed with a handgun.

Anyone seeing this vehicle should not approach it and should immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone coming into contact with "Gary" should also call 9-1-1 so police may check his welfare.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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UPDATE: Suspect Arrested During Tuesday Evening Shooting Investigation (Photo) - 06/27/18

A suspect has been taken into custody in connection with a shooting that occurred Tuesday evening in Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood. The shooting left one man injured with a serious life-threatening injury. The suspect has been identified as 64-year-old David E. Roberts.

On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 14600 block of East Burnside Street on the report that an adult male had been shot. Officers arrived and contacted the victim and the 9-1-1 caller. During the investigation officers learned the caller to 9-1-1 was also the suspected shooter. The suspect was taken into custody at the scene without incident.

Assault Detail detectives responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. During the investigation detectives located and seized a firearm believed to be involved in this shooting. Based on information known at this time, investigators believe the victim and suspect were known to one another.

The victim continues to receive medical treatment at a Portland hospital.

Roberts was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Assault in the First Degree. He is scheduled to be arraigned at 2:00 p.m.

Anyone with information about this shooting or Roberts should contact Portland Police Bureau Assault Detail Detective Jeff Sharp at 503-823-9773 or Jeff.Sharp@portlandoregon.gov

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On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at 6:26 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 14600 block of East Burnside Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted a gunshot victim at a property associated with a residence located in the 14600 block of East Burnside Street. The victim, an adult male, was suffering from at least one gunshot wound and was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital with serious life-threatening injury.

The investigation is in its early stages. Additional information will be provided as the investigation continues. At this time in the investigation, officers do not believe there exists a danger to the public in relation to this shooting investigation.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail and Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to continue this investigation.

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

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Shooting Investigation Saturday Night - One Person Injured - 06/24/18

On Saturday, June 23, 2018, at 8:34 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report that someone had been struck by gunfire and was being transported by private vehicle to the Winco Foods located at 1950 Northeast 122nd Avenue.

Officers and emergency medical responders arrived at the Winco Foods and located an adult male suffering from gunshot injuries inside a red sedan. The officers also contacted the adult male driver of the red sedan.

Emergency medical responders transported the injured man to an area hospital by ambulance for treatment of what were believed to be serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

At this time officers have not located where this shooting occurred. This investigation continues and at this time there is no additional information available to share with the public.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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World Naked Bike Ride Tonight #PDXWNBR - Riders Urged to Wear Helmets and Shoes (Photo) - 06/23/18

The World Naked Bike Ride is set to roll through the streets of Portland tonight, June 23, 2018, at 9:00 p.m., starting from North Portland's Cathedral Park and travel six miles throughout North and Northeast Portland.

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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Fraud Alert
Fraud Alert
Fraud Alert: "Grandparent Scam" Costing Victims Thousands of Dollars, iTunes Gift Cards (Photo) - 06/22/18

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind community members, especially seniors, that a common scam known as the "Grandparent Scam" remains active in our community.

Police are encouraging everyone to share this message with family and friends who may fall prey to these scams.

The "Grandparent Scam" has been around for many years and is just one variation of the impostor scams that dupe people into losing thousands of dollars.

The typical scam involves a frantic call from a "grandchild" in trouble, or someone saying the grandchild is in trouble with the law, had an accident, or is detained in a foreign country while on vacation. These calls often come late at night and the callers express urgency and the need for an immediate wire transfer of cash to help the grandchild.

The scammers are very crafty and are very convincing in many cases, so much so that victims truly believe the caller is a relative.

In recent years, some scammers have hacked into social media accounts and will direct message friends and family with a similar and urgent need for emergency money.

The latest version of this scam has the caller asking for cash and iTunes gift cards to be purchased and shared with the caller as bail.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind community members of the following tips to avoid these scams:

* Don't send money. Never wire money out of the country to persons unknown. This includes buying reloadable Visa cards or gift cards.

* Be skeptical. Ask questions that only family members would know - like pet names or favorite foods - without revealing too much personal information.

* Verify information. Check with family members to confirm the locations of grandchildren.

* Stay private. Regularly update privacy settings for social media sites. Scammers often make their stories more believable by trolling for personal information on Facebook, Twitter and similar sites.

* Know where to turn. Victims suffering a financial loss should report incidents to local law enforcement agencies and the Oregon Attorney General's Office, Department of Justice.

The Oregon Department of Justice has a tremendous amount of information and resources available to protect consumers. Information can be found by visiting http://www.doj.state.or.us/Pages/index.aspx

For more information, visit the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Scam Alert website www.consumer.ftc.gov/scam-alerts

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Firearm
Firearm
Two Suspects Arrested and Two Guns Seized After Reports of Gunfire in Portland's Montvilla Neighborhood -- No Known Injuries (Photo) - 06/22/18

On Thursday, June 21, 2018, at 8:05 p.m., East Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the area near Southeast 88th Avenue and Southeast Lincoln Street on the reports of gunfire.

Officers arrived in the area of the reported gunfire and contacted several witnesses that were in the area at the time of the shooting. While at the scene, officers located evidence of gunfire and contacted multiple witnesses. Officers obtained the witnesses' descriptions of the suspects involved in the shooting. The suspects descriptions were broadcast to officers searching the neighborhood for suspects and victims.

While searching the area, an officer located a group near Southeast 88th Avenue and Southeast Division Street that matched the suspects descriptions. Officers contacted the group and continued the investigation. As officers contacted the group, they located and seized two firearms and arrested two juvenile males without incident. One of the firearms was located in the possession of a suspect and another gun was located on the ground near where one of the suspects stood.

The juveniles were transported to the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home; officers notified the parents of the involved juveniles regarding the arrests.

There were no reports of injuries or property damage as a result of this shooting.

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

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

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

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Clifton J Dilworth
Clifton J Dilworth
Officer Struck By Vehicle During Arrest (Photo) - 06/22/18

On Thursday, June 21, 2018, at 10:06 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a person trespassing at the Kearney House Apartments, located at 824 Northwest 20th Avenue.

As officers responded to the location, they learned the suspect had a warrant for his arrest and an unserved restraining order. When officers arrived and contacted the suspect, he ran from them. Officers pursued the suspect on foot. As an officer pursued the wanted suspect, she was struck by a vehicle near Northwest 16th Avenue and Northwest Kearney Street. Officers immediately assisted the injured officer and requested emergency medical personnel respond. Additional officers took the suspect into custody without further incident.

The officer was transported to an area hospital by ambulance where she was treated and released. The driver of the vehicle that struck the officer remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. There were no citations issued in relation to the traffic crash investigation.

The suspect was identified as 35-year-old Clifton J. Dilworth. Dilworth was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center and has since been released. Dilworth was lodged on charges of Trespass in the First Degree, Possession of Cocaine (misdemeanor treatment) and a warrant for Escape in the Third Degree. Dilworth was also served with a previously unserved Restraining Order at the time of his arrest.

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Justin A Lafitt
Justin A Lafitt
Suspect Taken Into Custody After Reports of an Armed Suspect Brandishing Gun on W Burnside St (Photo) - 06/21/18

On, Thursday, June 21, 2018, at 12:27 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a suspect pointing a gun at motorists and pedestrians at West Burnside Street and Southwest Park Street.

Officers arrived in the area and were flagged down by multiple people regarding a reportedly armed suspect. Officers learned a man carrying a firearm had pointed a gun at several people then left the area. An officer obtained information about the suspect and broadcast the suspect's description and last known location to other officers. Officers searched the area and located the suspect near Southwest Ankeny Street and Southwest Park Avenue.

As officers contacted the suspect, they observed him holding a firearm. Officers provided the suspect commands and initially the suspect did not comply with the directions officers was provided. The suspect eventually dropped the gun to the ground and was taken into custody without incident.

As officers continued the investigation, they learned the gun was a replica gun. The replica firearm was seized as evidence.

The suspect was identified as 29-year-old Justin A. Lafitt. Lafitt was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Menacing.

Investigators believe Lafitt may be involved in additional incidents in the downtown area. Anyone with information about Lafitt should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333

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Carlos F Perez Jasso
Carlos F Perez Jasso
Officers Arrest Suspected DUII Driver After Crash on SW Macadam Ave (Photo) - 06/21/18

On Thursday, June 21, 2018, at 12:33 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a hit and run crash in the 4000 block of Southwest Macadam Avenue.

As officers responded to the crash location, information was broadcast that the driver of a green Volkswagen Cabriolet had crashed into multiple orange traffic cones, an illuminated trailer-mounted traffic arrow board and continued driving.

When officers arrived they contacted the traffic control flaggers. Officers learned that the flaggers observed a green Volkswagen drive northbound on Southwest Macadam Avenue towards the construction zone at a high rate of speed. The flaggers watched the Volkswagen crash into the trailer-mounted arrow board, causing the trailer to crash down an embankment and land on a parked car. The driver reportedly continued driving north on Southwest Macadam Avenue after the collision.

Additional officers searched the area for the suspected hit and run driver and vehicle. An officer located a green Volkswagen with significant front end damage in the 3400 block of Southwest Macadam Avenue. The officer contacted a person associated with the Volkswagen. Based on information gathered during the contact, the officer took the person associated with the Volkswagen into custody without incident.

There were no reported injuries as a result of this traffic crash.

The suspect has been identified as 43-year-old Carlos F. Perez Jasso. Perez Jasso was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Driving Under the influence of Intoxicants, Fail to Perform the Duties of a Driver -- Property Damage, and Reckless Driving.

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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Joshua D Jackson Lyday
Joshua D Jackson Lyday
Suspect Arrested for Restraining Order Violations and Firearm Possession (Photo) - 06/21/18

On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at 6:39 p.m., Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers performed a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by a suspect believed to have violated a restraining order. The traffic stop occurred near Northeast 162nd Avenue and East Burnside Street.

Based on information learned from an earlier investigation, officers believed the suspect driving the vehicle had violated a restraining order on multiple occasions. During the traffic stop, officers contacted the suspect and took him into custody without incident. As officers continued the traffic stop investigation, a firearm was located in the vehicle. The firearm was seized as evidence.

The suspect was identified as 23-year-old Joshua David Jackson-Lyday. Jackson-Lyday was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on four counts of Restraining Order Violation and two counts each of Possession of a Loaded Firearm and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

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Shooting Investigation Early Wednesday Morning in Portland's Pearl District - No Known Injuries - 06/20/18

On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at 1:49 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to multiple reports to the Bureau of Emergency of Communication of people hearing gunfire in Portland's Pearl and Northwest Districts. None of the callers reported injury or observing anyone discharging a firearm.

Officers arrived in the area. Based on information provided by callers, officers canvassed an area from Northwest 22nd Avenue to Northwest 10th Avenue and Northwest Lovejoy Street to Northwest Pettygrove Street for suspects, injured people, damaged property, and evidence of gunfire. As officers searched the large area, a resident of an apartment in the 1200 block of Northwest Overton Street reported he had located bullet strikes to his apartment. Officers responded to the location and located bullet strikes to the apartment, as well as additional evidence of gunfire.

Based on information learned at this time in the investigation, officers do not believe the apartment that was struck by gunfire was an intended target.

During the investigation no gunshot victims were located at the scene and none reported at any area hospitals.

There are no suspect descriptions to provide the public at this time.

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

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Shawn C Richie
Shawn C Richie
Reportedly Armed Suspect Taken Into Custody Early Tuesday Morning in NE Portland (Photo) - 06/19/18

On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at 5:22 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a suspect pointing a gun at people near Northeast 122nd Avenue and Northeast Halsey Street.

Officers responded to the area and searched the neighborhood for the suspect. Callers to 9-1-1 provided updates about the suspect's description and last known location. During a search of the neighborhood, officers located a man matching the suspect's description in the 1900 block of Northeast 122nd Avenue. Officers observed what appeared to be a firearm in the suspect's hand. The officers devised a plan to contact the man and an officer provided the suspect directions to place the gun on the ground. The suspect dropped the gun on the ground and was taken into custody without incident.

As officers continued the investigation, they learned the gun was a replica gun designed to fire projectiles with CO2. The replica firearm was seized as evidence.

The suspect was identified as 33-year-old Shawn C. Richey. Richey was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

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Joshua V Flores
Joshua V Flores
UPDATE: Suspect In June 11th Shooting Taken Into Custody Monday Night (Photo) - 06/19/18

The suspect taken into custody by officers late Monday evening at the Barden Apartments, located at 14021 Southeast Stark Street, has been identified as 32-year-old Joshua V. Flores. Flores was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempt Assault in the First Degree and two counts of Attempt Murder.

This investigation began on Monday, June 11, 2018, at 9:54 p.m., when East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire at the Tik Tok Restaurant and Bar, located at 11215 Southeast Division Street.

Based on information gathered during the investigation, officers believe Flores fired multiple rounds during the incident on June 11th, 2018. After responding to the reports of the June 11th shooting, officers located evidence of gunfire and multiple bullet strikes to the Tik Tok Restaurant and Bar. There were no reported injuries as a result of the shooting.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail continue to investigate this shooting. Anyone with information about the shooting on June 11th, 2018 or Flores should contact Detective Tony Harris at 503-823-0768 or Tony.Harris@portlandopregon.gov

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On Monday, June 18, 2018, at 9:58 p.m., East Precinct and Transit Division officers and members of the Portland Police Bureau and Gresham Police Department's Canine Units responded to the Barden Apartments, located at 14021 Southeast Stark Street, on the report that a wanted suspect was at the location.

Officers arrived at the Barden Apartments, established a perimeter around the apartment building, confirmed the suspect was at the location, and attempted to contact the suspect. During the incident, and out of an abundance of caution, officers closed Southeast Stark Street between Southeast 139th Avenue and Southeast 143rd Avenue.

At approximately 11:52 p.m., officers made contact with the suspect and took him into custody without incident.

There will be no additional updates until after the start of business on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, regarding this incident.

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