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Shooting Investigation Underway in Northwest Portland -- One Person Injured - 02/23/18

On Friday, February 23, 2018, at 10:48 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a person with a gunshot wound in a residence located in the 2000 block of Northwest 21st Avenue.

The caller to 9-1-1 reported he had been shot by a suspect that had left the residence. When officers arrived, they entered the home and located an adult male victim with what was believed to be a gunshot wound. Emergency medical personnel arrived, provided the injured victim medical aid and transported him to an area hospital by ambulance with what was believed to be a serious non-life-threatening injury.

Officers are performing a neighborhood block search for the suspect with the assistance of a canine team. Based on preliminary information, there is not believed to be an immediate danger to the public in relation to this shooting.

This incident is in the early stages of investigation.

Criminalists with the Portland Police Bureau's Forensic Evidence Division will respond to the assist with the investigation. Detectives with the Detective Division's Assault Detail were notified and will continue this investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact detectives with the Detective Divisions Assault Detail at 503-823-0479.


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Shooting Investigation Overnight on SE 162nd Ave -- One Person Injured - 02/23/18

On Friday, February 23, 2018, at 1:34 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a disturbance and shooting at the Speakeasy Lounge, located at 545 Southeast 162nd Avenue.

As officers responded to the area, a caller to 9-1-1 reported that an adult male had been shot by a private on-duty security guard at the location.

Officers arrived and provided emergency first aid to the injured subject. Additional officers responded and contacted multiple people in the area. Emergency medical personnel arrived, provided the injured subject medical aid and transported him to an area hospital by ambulance with what were believed to be serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Based on information learned during the preliminary investigation, officers believe there was a confrontation between the subject and a customer at the Speakeasy Lounge. The subject reportedly broke the front door to the lounge and yelled threats after being instructed to leave the property. The private on-duty security fired his weapon and struck the subject.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau's Assault Detail and Forensic Evidence Division responded to the assist with the investigation.

The private on-duty security guard surrendered his firearm and has cooperated with investigators. The security guard's firearm was seized as evidence. Detectives with the Assault Detail continue this investigation. At the conclusion of the investigation all information gathered by Assault Detail detectives will be provided to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review and consideration.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact detectives with the Detective Divisions Assault Detail at 503-823-0479.


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Shooting Investigation Overnight in North Portland -- One Person Injured - 02/23/18

On Friday, February 23, 2018, at 1:30 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 7200 block of North Chautauqua Boulevard on the report of a shooting.

Officers arrived at the scene and contacted several people who heard the gunfire. While canvassing the area, officers located evidence of gunfire. As officers processed the crime scene, officers were alerted that an adult male victim arrived at a local hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Additional officers responded to the hospital and learned the man who arrived with a gunshot injury had been transported to the hospital by private vehicle from the 7200 block of North Chautauqua Boulevard.

At this time no suspect has been located in connection with this shooting investigation.

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

Anyone with information about the shooting should contact the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation 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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Suspects Arrested After Northeast Portland Bar Robbed at Gunpoint (Photo) - 02/22/18

On Wednesday February 21, 2018, at 11:23 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to Rounder's Bar, located at 11416 Northeast Halsey Street, on the report of an armed robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to employees who told police that a suspect entered the bar, armed with a handgun, and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the bar without incident and got into a waiting vehicle which was driven out of the area by a second suspect.

Officers responding to the area conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was being driven out of the area of the bar. Based on initial observations by the officer, both occupants were detained as potential suspects in the robbery. During the course of the ongoing investigation, officers discovered robbery evidence in the car and at a residence in the area that led to their arrest.

The suspects, 24-year-old Sergio Nathaniel Hill (gunman) and 45-year-old Eric Ramone Metcalfe (driver), were booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree and Robbery in the Second Degree. They will be arraigned on Friday in Multnomah County Court.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in North Portland's Eliot Neighborhood - No Injuries - 02/18/18

On Sunday February 18, 2018, at 4:47 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center on the report of gunfire in a nearby parking lot.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted hospital security, learning that there was gunfire in a hospital parking lot and people drove out of the area.

Officers located evidence of gunfire but did not locate any victims. It does not appear that the gunfire had any direct nexus to hospital operations.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team will conduct follow-up investigation.

The hospital was placed into a temporary, partial lockdown as a precaution but has resumed normal operations.

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

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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Robbery Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood - 02/18/18

On Sunday February 18, 2018, at 11:08 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Dotty's, located at 11926 Southeast Division Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that two suspects, armed with guns, demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspects ran out of the business and were last seen running southbound on 119th Avenue.

Several officers, including a Police K-9 Unit, searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspects' description.

The suspects were described as white males in their 30s, skinny build, wearing light blue clothing and head coverings.

Anyone with information about this incident may contact Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405.

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Teenager Injured in Early Morning Shooting in Southeast Portland's Ardenwald Neighborhood - 02/18/18

On Sunday February 18, 2018, at 2:07 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the area of Southeast 36th Avenue and Van Water Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and contacted the 16-year-old female victim suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.

Officers located a crime scene in the street at Southeast 36th Avenue and Van Water Street where evidence was collected by investigators. Officers did not learn of any suspect information.

Anyone with information about this incident may contact Assault detectives at 503-823-0400.

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Car Prowler Arrested After Breaking Into a Car in the Pearl District (Photo) - 02/17/18

On Friday February 16, 2018, at 7:21 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a car prowl in the 200 block of Northwest 13th Avenue. The victim was reporting that an iPad was stolen and was being tracked in the area.

Officers canvassed the area and eventually located the iPad on I-405 after it appeared to have been dropped from an overpass. As officers continued to search the area, an officer saw 42-year-old Joseph Todd Schowengerdt in the area. Schowengerdt was known to the officer from previous contact and the officer was aware that Schowengerdt had outstanding warrants.

Schowengerdt was arrested without incident and as officers inventoried his property, they located property belonging to the car prowl victim.

Schowengerdt was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on several charges including outstanding warrants for his arrest.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind community members to keep the interior of their vehicles "showroom" clean. Community members are advised never to leave valuables, including bags, purses, wallets, briefcases, laptops, tablets, cell phones, loose change or anything that may appear valuable to a thief in plain view.

Additional crime prevention tips can be found by visiting the City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention page regarding car prowls, http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/320547

Additionally, the Portland Police Bureau released a video in 2009 titled "Confessions of a Car Prowler," which can be viewed at http://youtu.be/De5IHBoGz6A

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Stabbing in Old Town Early Saturday Morning Injures One Person - 02/17/18

On Saturday February 17, 2018, at 2:29 a.m., Central Precinct Entertainment Detail Officers were contacted at Northwest 3rd Avenue and Couch Street by a 25-year-old man who said he'd been stabbed.

Officers immediately began applying medical aid to the victim's injuries and called for medical personnel to respond to the scene. Once medical personnel arrived, the victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers located a crime scene at Northwest 3rd Avenue and Davis Street and learned that the suspect was a Black male in his 20s, accompanied by a Hispanic female in her 20s, and they were last seen walking out of the area, westbound on Davis Street.

Officers did not learn any information about what led to the stabbing and Assault Detail detectives will be conducting follow-up investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident may contact Assault detectives at 503-823-0400.

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Oklahoma Murder Suspect Arrested During Sex Trafficking Unit Undercover Operation (Photo) - 02/16/18

In the evening hours of Thursday February 15, 2018, the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit arrested a 36-year-old man during an undercover sex trafficking operation, later determining that the suspect was wanted for murder in Oklahoma.

The suspect, using a false identity, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Patronizing a Prostitute. After his booking, his true identity of Alonzo John Kelly III was determined at jail and it was learned that Kelly was wanted or murder in Oklahoma. After the arrest, notifications were made to the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office.

Information about the homicide investigation was shared today by Fox 23 news in Tulsa, Oklahoma: https://www.facebook.com/fox23news/videos/10156112012977556/

The arrest came during a Sex Trafficking Unit undercover mission to address online sex trafficking. For investigative reasons, the Sex Trafficking Unit is not sharing the specific website, application, or ad text publicly that was used during this operation.

Kelly arrived at a Southeast Portland hotel after responding to one of the online ads used during the investigation. After his arrest for Patronizing a Prostitute, investigators worked to determine his true identity, suspecting that the name and identification he provided were false. After being unsuccessful at determining his true identity, Kelly was booked into jail where a more thorough identity confirmation was possible, leading to the discovery of his true identity and the fugitive warrant.

The Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit conducts these undercover operations because sex trafficking and prostitution are not victimless crimes. Victims of sex trafficking and prostitution are forced, coerced, and manipulated into this lifestyle against their will. They are forced to suffer through physical, sexual, and mental abuse. The Portland Police Bureau, in conjunction with other Federal and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to deterring prostitution and sex trafficking activities.

The Bureau also works with community organizations like Lifeworks NW to help sex trafficking victims: https://www.bja.gov/programs/supporting-victims-of-sex-trafficking-in-Portland.html

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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Friday, February 23, at 8:00 a.m. - 02/16/18

Sergeant Pete Simpson will be the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) until Friday, February 23, 2018, at 8:00 a.m.

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

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Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input On Directives - 02/16/18

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

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

1st Universal Review period: 2/15/18 -- 3/17/18
* Directive 345.00, Employee Information System
* Directive 635.10, Crowd Management/Crowd Control
* Directive 635.20, Community Member Observation of Police

2nd Universal Review period: 2/15/18 -- 3/2/18
* Directive 1500.00, Training

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


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Fire and Death Investigation Overnight in Portland's Kenton Neighborhood -- One Person Deceased - 02/16/18

On Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 11:30 p.m., Portland Fire and Rescue responded to the report of a house fire in the 8200 block of North Wabash Avenue.

When Portland Fire and Rescue crews arrived they learned an adult female was likely inside the home that was on fire. As crews attacked the fire they located an adult female on the front porch of the residence. Emergency medical personnel determined the woman was deceased.

Portland Fire and Rescue Arson Investigators requested the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail respond to assist with the death investigation. Detectives responded to the scene and were assisted by criminalists with the Portland Police Bureau's Forensic Evidence Division. A member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office also responded to the scene.

This is an ongoing investigation. The name of the deceased will be released after an autopsy is completed by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office.

Anyone with information about this death investigation should contact Homicide Detail Detective Darren Posey 503-823-0403 or Darren.Posey@portlandoregon.gov

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Burglary Suspect Arrested in Portland's Goose Hollow Neighborhood (Photo) - 02/15/18

On Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 2:16 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a burglary in the 1500 block of Southwest Vista Avenue.

When officers arrived at the residence they contacted the homeowner. The homeowner stated an unknown person was inside the location and it appeared the house had been ransacked.

Officers learned there should be no other people in the home and entered the location to search for a burglary suspect. During the search they located a suspect that was taken into custody without incident.

The suspect has been identified as 33-year-old Robert C. Gangewer. Gangewer was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the First Degree.

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

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Suspect Arrested in Connection to Multiple Burglaries in Portland's Sunnyside Neighborhood (Photo) - 02/15/18

On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at 3:52 a.m., Central Precinct patrol and Neighborhood Response Team officers responded to the report of a burglary at Woof and Meow, located at 3562 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard.

When officers arrived they contacted the owner of the location and learned a rock had been thrown through the front door and the cash register removed from the store. While officers investigated the burglary at the Woof and Meow, another burglary was reported at Toadstool Cupcakes, located at 3557 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard.

As officers investigated both burglaries they obtained, viewed, and seized as evidence, surveillance video from both business. Based on the surveillance footage, officers believed the same suspect was responsible for both burglaries. Stills of the surveillance video were disseminated to Portland Police Bureau members and a criminalist in the Portland Police Bureau's Forensic Evidence Division provided a possible identity of the burglary suspect.

Officers responded to the burglary suspect's residence in the 800 block of Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard. The suspect was located at his residence and taken into custody without incident. Officers applied for and received a search warrant for the suspect's residence. During the search of the residence, investigators located evidence of the burglaries.

The suspect has been identified as 62-year-old Melvin L. Tillman. Tillman is was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the First Degree (three counts), Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree (three counts), and Theft in the Third Degree (two counts).

Investigators believe Tillman is responsible for burglaries at the following locations:
* Communion (3556 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard) on January 11, 2018
* Woof and Meow (3562 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard) on February 14, 2018
* Toadstool Cupcakes (3557 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard) on February 14, 2018

The burglary investigations continue and officers believe Tillman is likely connected to additional burglaries in the Sunnyside Neighborhood. Anyone with information about Tillman should contact Central Precinct Neighborhood Response Team Officer Matthew Jacobsen at 503-823-0097 or Matthew.Jacobsen@portlandporegon.gov

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

*Cameras - Use a camera surveillance system that captures clear images under all lighting conditions. Install security cameras at entry points, over cash registers and parking lots at angles that reveal facial and other features of suspicious individuals. Make sure employees know how to access footage for police.
*Report suspicious activity -- If you observe someone acting suspiciously, call the police at 9-1-1 for immediate threats to life or property. Otherwise you can call them at the non-emergency number at 503-823-3333.

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

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PPB and Partners Publish DMV Manual for Russian-Speaking Community (Photo) - 02/15/18

***Members of the media are invited to a special ceremony commemorating this accomplishment. The ceremony will be on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. on the 14th floor of the Justice Center.

Over the past couple of years, Lt. David Abrahamson of the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division began recognizing a significant increase in driver-related crashes involving Russian immigrants. The Police Bureau identified Oregon subsidy for driver education was available for teens under the age of 18 and taught in English. Additionally, the Department of Motor Vehicle Driver Manual was also in English, with no traffic safety resources available in Russian or Ukrainian languages. Following fatal crashes and questions from one of the largest Russian communities in the nation, Lt. Abrahamson applied for and obtained a grant through the City of Portland to translate the DMV Driver Manual into Russian.

The vision of the project was brought before Officer Natasha Haunsberger and Irene Konev of the Portland Police Bureau's Slavic Council Advisory Board, who advocated for the project. Members of the Slavic Council introduced interns from Portland State University's Russian Flagship Program, who assisted with the first draft. Nearly 300 personnel hours were invested by interns Colton Hennick, Ashley Moe and David Shiryayev. The final editing was conducted by Portland State University professor, Doctor Anna Alsufieva. Doctor Alsufieva, who is an expert in the field, spent nearly 600 hours of her personal time after classes making technical corrections. Portland Police Bureau members Mark Rose and Chelsea Rutherford spent weeks reformatting the manual and preparing it for printing. Slavic Council members proofed the manual and added finishing adjustments.

Because of the tenacity and dedication of these community members and Bureau members working collaboratively on this cause, the Oregon Driver Manual and traffic diversion courses are now available to the 100,000 Russian-speaking residents in the Portland Metropolitan area.

For more about the Bureau's Slavic Advisory Council, visit: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/62549

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David Sanders
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UPDATE #2: Suspect Arrested During Wednesday Evening Tactical Incident Identified (Photo) - 02/15/18

The suspect that was taken into custody by members of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) on Wednesday evening has been identified as 28-year-old David Sanders.

Sanders was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm (two counts), Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (two counts), Possession of an Illegal Weapon, Possession of a Loaded Weapon (two counts), Attempt to Elude by Vehicle (three counts), Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle (three counts), Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle (three counts), Fail to Perform the Duty of a Driver - Property Damage, Reckless Driving (three counts), Identity Theft (three counts), Identity Theft (two counts), Forgery in the First Degree, Provide False Information to a Peace Officer, Reckless Endangering, Interfere with a Peace Officer (two counts), Attempt to Elude on Foot, as well as additional charges.

Anyone with information about David Sanders should contact the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gang Enforcement Team at 503-823-4106.

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The wanted suspect that officers observed entering a residence in the 5900 block of Northeast 12th Avenue has been taken into custody.

Officers established a perimeter around the residence and members of the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) attempted multiple methods to communicate with the suspect for approximately three and one half hours in an attempt to get the suspect to surrender.

Members of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) took the suspect into custody.

Roadways in the area will reopen in the next thirty minutes.

The shelter in place order for the residents in the 5900 block of Northeast 12th Avenue has been removed.

The suspect's name and charges will be released once he is lodged in the Multnomah County Jail. Updates will provided during the morning of Thursday, February 15, 2018.

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On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at 5:20 p.m., Gang Enforcement Team officers observed a wanted subject enter a residence in the 5900 block of Northeast 12th Avenue.

Officers with the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gang Enforcement Team requested North Precinct officers respond to assist in contacting the wanted subject that entered the house. The subject is believed to be inside the residence and has not exited the location after officers have provided directions to come outside.

Based on the warrant information and past criminal behavior of the wanted suspect, a supervisor at the location has requested assistance from specially trained officers to respond. Members of the Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) were called to the location to assist with contacting and arresting the wanted suspect.

Officers have formed a perimeter around the house and there does not appear to be a danger to the community. However, houses directly next to the house occupied by the wanted suspects may be evacuated for their safety.

Traffic will be closed on Northeast Ainsworth Street from Northeast 11th Avenue and Northeast 13th Avenue. Northeast 12th Avenue will be closed from Northeast Holman Street to Northeast Jarrett Street during this police investigation.

The Public Information Officer is responding. Interested media should respond to Northeast 10th Avenue and Northeast Ainsworth Street.

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Officers Seize 9 Firearms During Mission to Stop Gun Violence (Photo) - 02/14/18

The Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gang Enforcement Team has continued Operation Safe Winter, a partnership between multiple local and federal law enforcement partners, community groups and the Portland Mayor's Office of Youth Violence Prevention. Based on information learned through conversations with community members, the Gang Enforcement Team believed there was a likelihood of additional gun violence after two recent homicides and Operation Safe Winter was extended.

Since Thursday, February 8, 2018, officers assigned to the Gang Enforcement Team worked with officers assigned to North, East, and Central Precincts and partnering law enforcement agencies to work throughout the city and arrest people involved in gun violence.

The officers located and seized nine handguns and arrested 13 people on various charges during this five-day mission extension. Since Monday, January 22, 2018, the partnership between law enforcement, service providers and community members has led to the removal and seizure of 27 illegally possessed firearms.

"The collaboration between community and law enforcement in the preceding three weeks of Operation Safe Winter has removed multiple illegally possessed firearms and likely prevented additional gun violence in our community," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "Operation Safe Winter has really set the standard for what is possible when community members and law enforcement come together to impact safety in our community."

Law Enforcement, public safety and community groups involved in partnership for this mission included:

* Gresham Police Department/ Multnomah County Sheriff's Office East Metro Gang Enforcement Team
* Hillsboro Police Department/ Washington County Sheriff's Office Interagency Gang Enforcement Team
* Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
* Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATTF)
* Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC)
* Multnomah County Parole and Probation
* Multnomah County Juvenile Parole and Probation
* Oregon Youth Authority
* Crisis Response Team
* Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center (POIC)
* Portland Public Schools
* Latino Network
* Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization
* Native American Youth and Family Center

Police would like to remind community members if you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area. For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon 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: by visiting 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).

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Montavilla Neighborhood -- No Known Injuries - 02/14/18

On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at 12:23 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 9200 block of Northeast Holladay Street.

Officers responded and searched the area. During the canvass, officers located evidence of gunfire.

There were no reports of anyone being injured at the scene or arriving at area hospitals with injuries as a result of this shooting. Officers did not locate any property damage as a result of this shooting investigation. No suspects have been located at this time.

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

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Service Coordination Team Graduation February 15 at 9:30a.m. at City Hall (Photo) - 02/14/18

The Portland Police Bureau Behavioral Health Unit's Service Coordination Team (SCT) has scheduled a graduation on Thursday, February 15, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. -- 11:00 a.m., in City Council Chambers at Portland's City Hall, located at 1220 Southwest 4th Avenue, 2nd Floor.

The Service Coordination Team is a Portland Police Bureau program that provides housing and addiction treatment to individuals with chronic arrests. Through the coordination of law enforcement and community providers, services work to address the root cause of criminal activity and offer real, long-term, attainable solutions to aid individuals in changing their lives.

Thursday, the SCT will be honoring 46 graduates who have been working for approximately nine months to a year. The graduates are from Central City Concern's Housing Rapid Response and NISA programs, the Central City Concern Outpatient Treatment programs, and several other addiction treatment programs, who work in collaboration with supportive housing.

There has been approximately 250 completions of the program since inception.

Wendy Duffy, Class of 2012, will be Master of Ceremonies, Mayor Ted Wheeler and Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw will be making welcoming and congratulatory remarks.

Expected to attend are the new graduates, as well as SCT Alumni who will be recognized for their continued sobriety, progress and achievements.

The graduation program is a moving opportunity to see the power of change at work and the success of the Service Coordination Team's partnerships.

The Service Coordination Team is a partnership between the Portland Police Bureau, the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, the Multnomah County Department of Community Justice, Portland Patrol Inc., Central City Concern, Transition Projects Inc., DePaul Treatment Center, Portland Business Alliance Clean and Safe, and multiple other agencies.

Refreshments will be served immediately afterward in the foyer on the first floor.

For additional information about the Service Coordination Team, contact Program Manager Emily Rochon at 503-823-3449, emily.rochon@portlandoregon.gov.

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Attached Media Files: Service Coordination Team
Vision Zero
Vision Zero
27 Citations and 4 Warnings During Tuesday #VisionZero Traffic Safety Mission (Photo) - 02/14/18

On Tuesday, February 12, 2018, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division conducted a Vision Zero traffic safety mission along Southeast 92nd Avenue between Southeast Stark Street and Southeast Foster Road. Traffic crash data collected during January 2018 identified this area of Southeast 92nd Avenue as an area that would benefit from a traffic safety mission.

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

During this traffic mission officers patrolled on motorcycles and in patrol vehicles and issued a total of 27 citations and four written warnings.

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

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

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

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Attached Media Files: Vision Zero
Store Robbed Tuesday Evening in Portland's Hollywood District - No Injuries or Arrest - 02/13/18

On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at 6:34 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Sally Beauty Supply, located at 1505 Northeast 40th Avenue.

Officers arrived at the store and learned a suspect entered the location and demanded money while brandishing a knife. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash the suspect left the location without incident.

Responding officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description. Based on preliminary information, officers believe the suspect is a white male, six feet tall, 200 pounds, armed with a knife.

There are no surveillance images available for public release at this time.

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Jose Rosales
Jose Rosales
Suspect Convicted Through the Assistance of the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (Photo) - 02/13/18

On Monday February 12, 2018, 41-year-old Jose Rosales pled no contest to two charges of Sex Abuse in the Second Degree. Rosales was convicted and sentenced to approximately 7 months (210 days), with credit for time served in a Multnomah County Court.

This investigation began in 2006 when a sexual assault was reported to Portland Police. In November 2016 with the assistance of the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) Grant, the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Sex Crimes Unit identified Rosales as a suspect in the 2006 sexual assault investigation.

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

Rosales will be transported back to Wisconsin this month, where he will serve the remainder of his Wisconsin sentence. Rosales is now required to register as a sex offender and he will also be supervised as part of a 60-month post-prison supervision program.

In 2015, the PPB identified more than 1,700 untested kits in their inventory and has worked with the Department of Justice SAKI grant, as well as the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office District Attorney of New York (DANY) Grant to organize a work team, deemed the Rose Project, and test the kits at an outside lab.

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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Attached Media Files: Jose Rosales
Jeremiah F Fuller
Jeremiah F Fuller
Suspect Arrested by Officers on Enhanced Patrol in Portland's Irvington Neighborhood (Photo) - 02/12/18

On Monday, February 12, 2018, at 12:16 p.m., North Precinct officer assigned to address livability issues in the Irvington Neighborhood performed a traffic stop on the driver of a maroon Pontiac Grand Prix.

Officers had observed the Grand Prix hit the west curb of Northeast 7th Avenue near Northeast Sacramento as the driver proceeded south on Northeast 7th Avenue. As the officers attempted to perform a traffic stop, the driver made multiple turns through the neighborhood streets while driving the Grand Prix. Officers searched for the driver and vehicle in the neighborhood and located both in the 600 block of Northeast Thompson Street.

When officers located the vehicle and driver, the driver had exited the vehicle and stood at the door to a residence on Northeast Thompson Street. Upon confirming the man at the door was the driver of the Grand Prix, the officers determined the suspect had been Driving While Revoked. Officers also learned the man did not live or know anyone at the residence.

As officers continued their investigation they located a semi-automatic handgun and a substance they believed to be cocaine inside the vehicle. The gun and illegal drugs were seized as evidence.

The suspect was taken into custody without incident and has been identified as 24-year-old Jeremiah Franciscoda Fuller. Fuller was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Driving While Revoked (Misdemeanor Treatment), Possession of Cocaine (Felony Treatment), and Possession of a Loaded Firearm in City of Portland.

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Attached Media Files: Jeremiah F Fuller
UPDATE: Deceased Person Identified in Sunday Fatal Traffic Crash - 02/12/18

The driver that died during a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Southeast 122nd Avenue and Southeast Stark Street on Sunday has been identified as 34-year-old Perwin S. Moni of Portland.

Based on information learned in this crash investigation, speed and alcohol are believed to be factors.

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On Sunday, February 11, 2018, at 12:37 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Southeast 122nd Avenue and Southeast Stark Street.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived on scene and located a white Chrysler PT Cruiser and dark grey Jeep Grand Cherokee that had been involved in a crash. Emergency medical personnel determined the adult male driver and only occupant of the Chrysler PT Cruiser was deceased. The adult male driver and only occupant of the Jeep Grand Cherokee was transported to an area hospital by ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries.

Based on preliminary information learned in this investigation, investigators believe the driver of the PT Cruiser traveled northbound on Southeast 122nd Avenue at a high rate of speed. The driver of the PT Cruiser entered the intersection against a red light at the time of the crash. The driver of the Jeep Grand Cherokee traveled westbound on Southeast Stark Street and proceeded across Southeast 122nd Avenue at the direction of a green light at the time of the crash.

The Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team responded to the crash scene and investigated this crash. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division and a member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Officer responded to the scene.

Alcohol and speed are believed to be factors in this fatal traffic crash.

The identity of the deceased person will be identified after the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office has completed an autopsy and the deceased's next of kin have been notified.

The intersection at Southeast Stark Street and Southeast 122nd Avenue were closed for several hours during this investigation.

This is the fourth traffic crash related fatality investigated by the Major Crash Team in 2018.

Anyone with information about this crash should contact Traffic Investigation Unit Investigator Chris Johnson at 503-823-2213 or Chris.Johnson@portlandoregon.gov

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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Handgun
UPDATE: Suspects Identified in Saturday Night Robbery (Photo) - 02/12/18

The suspects arrested in connection with a robbery investigation that occurred on Saturday, February 10, 2018 have been identified as 48-year-old Anthony Prater and 30-year-old Timothy A. Padberg.

Based on information learned during this investigation, detectives believe Prater and Padberg robbed Rounders Bar and Lotto and left the location in a Subaru Forester. During the investigation officers determined the Forester, Prater and Padberg were driving, was an earlier reported stolen vehicle. After Prater and Padberg were taken into custody, investigators located a semi-automatic handgun and shotgun in the Subaru Forester (photographs provided with press release).

Prater was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on Sunday, February 11, 2018 on charges of Robbery in the First Degree, Robbery in the Second Degree, Possession of Methamphetamine, and a post-prison violation for a previous conviction of Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle. Padberg was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail after being treated at a local hospital on Monday, February 12, 2018. Padberg was booked on charges of Robbery in the First Degree, Robbery in the Second Degree, Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Methamphetamine, Fail to Perform the Duties of a Driver -- Property Damage.

Anyone with information about this robbery should contact Detective Robert Hollins at 503-823-3441 or Robert.Hollins@portlandoregon.gov

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On Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 11:25 p.m., North and East Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at Rounders Bar and Lotto, located at 11416 Northeast Halsey Street.

As officers responded to Rounders Bar and Lotto information was broadcast that two males entered the location and demanded money while brandishing firearms. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspects left the location without incident.

Responding officers searched neighborhoods and located a parked and occupied Subaru Forester believed to be involved in the robbery. The Forrester was located in the 1700 block of Northeast 46th Avenue. Prior to contacting the occupants of the Forrester, officers placed spike strips on the perceived likely path of travel of the vehicle. As officers made contact with the occupants, the driver and passenger fled the 1700 block of Northeast 46th Avenue, driving over the spike strips which caused several of the vehicle's tires to deflate. Officers pursued the vehicle.

Near the intersection of Northeast 47th Avenue and Northeast Glisan Street, the driver of the Forester crashed into four parked vehicles. After crashing, the driver continued to attempt to flee from officers while in the vehicle. Officers were eventually able to take the two occupants of the Forester into custody without further incident.

One of the suspects involved in this incident was transported to an area hospital for a medical condition not believed to be associated with the crash or custody.

This investigation is ongoing. The identity and charges of the suspects involved in this incident will be released after both suspects are lodged in the Multnomah County Jail.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail responded to the location to take over this investigation.

Anyone with information about this robbery should contact Detective Robert Hollins at 503-823-3441 or Robert.Hollins@portlandoregon.gov

Officers have attempted to contact the owners of the vehicles that were struck by the fleeing robbery suspects at Northeast 47th Avenue and Northeast Glisan Street. The owners of the vehicles involved in this incident that have not contacted police should call 503-823-3333 for additional assistance and information.

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Attached Media Files: Handgun , Shotgun , Timothy A Padberg , Anthony Prater
UPDATE #2: Identities Released in Saturday Shooting Investigation - 02/12/18

Detectives continue to investigate a death that occurred on Saturday in the 1200 block of Southeast 7th Avenue.

The deceased person, has been identified as 38-year-old Richard R. Hanley of California. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determined Hanley died from a gunshot wound.

The person who is believed to have shot Hanley has been identified as 48-year-old Joseph D. Vinci. Vinci continues to cooperate with this investigation.

At this time no arrests have been made in regards to this investigation. Once detectives have completed their investigation they will forward their reports to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review and consideration.

Anyone with information regarding this death investigation should contact Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-0696 or Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov

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Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau's Detective Division's Homicide Detail continue to investigate the death of an adult male on the east side of the 1200 block of Southeast 7th Avenue.

Based on preliminary information learned during the early stages of this investigation, detectives believe there was a disturbance between the deceased male and several other people. During the altercation an adult male fired a handgun. The deceased male was struck by gunfire. When emergency medical personnel arrived they determined the man was deceased.

The man who fired the handgun remained at the scene, surrendered the firearm to responding officers, and is cooperating with detectives.

Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division, a deputy district attorney with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, and a member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office are assisting with this investigation.

The deceased's name will be identified after the Oregon State Medical Examiner has completed an autopsy and the next of kin have been notified.

There is no additional information expected to be released this evening.

Anyone with information regarding this death investigation should contact Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-0696 or Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov

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On Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 3:16 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 1200 block of Southeast 7th Avenue.

When officers arrived on scene they located a man lying on the ground. Emergency medical personnel arrived at the scene and determined the adult male was deceased.

Officers have contacted a person they believe was involved in the shooting. Based on preliminary information, officers do not believe there is a danger to the community in relation to this shooting investigation.

Members from the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail have responded. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office are responding to the scene to assist with this investigation.

Vehicle and pedestrian traffic will be closed on Southeast 7th Avenue between Southeast Taylor Street and Southeast Madison Street during this investigation.

Interested media should respond to Southeast 7th Avenue and Southeast Taylor Street. The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the location and should arrive in 45 minutes.

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

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Northeast Portland Pizza Shop Robbed Late Friday Night - No Arrests - 02/10/18

On Friday February 9, 2018, at 10:18 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Dominos Pizza, located at 453 Northeast 70th Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that the suspect entered the shop, implied that he was armed with a weapon, and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the shop without incident.

Multiple officers searched the neighborhood for the suspect but did not locate anyone matching his description.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 40s, 6'4" tall, very thin, scruffy face, bloodshot eyes, wearing dark clothing and carrying two backpacks.

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

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Early Morning Shooting Investigation in Old Town - No Known Injuries - 02/10/18

On Saturday February 10, 2018, at 2:38 a.m., Central Precinct officers patrolling the Entertainment District heard several gunshots in the area. Officers searched for the source of the gunfire and located evidence at Northwest 5th Avenue and Davis Street.

No gunshot victims were located at the scene or arrived at any area hospitals. One person was detained and released as part of this ongoing investigation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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UPDATE - Death Investigation Underway in Downtown Portland After Person Jumped or Fell from Building - 02/09/18

Preliminary investigation into this incident indicates that the deceased intentionally jumped from the building.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

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On Friday February 9, 2018, at 2:18 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 1700 block of Southwest 4th Avenue on the report that a person fell from the roof of a multi-story building.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a female suffering from traumatic injuries. Efforts to save her life were not successful and she died at the scene.

Officers are speaking with witnesses and conducting an investigation to determine if the deceased fell or jumped from the building.

Southwest 4th Avenue between Mill and Montgomery Streets will be closed until the completion of the investigation.

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

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

The Portland Police Bureau created a video in 2013 titled, "What if You Could Turn Back the Clock on Suicide?" It is available for viewing at https://youtu.be/_1uz3cs-HdA

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

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

Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Information about the Portland Police Bureau's Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) and additional resources can be found by visiting http://portlandoregon.gov/police/bhu

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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Saturday, February 10, at 8:00 a.m. - 02/09/18

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

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

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Carlos S Nampulacruz
UPDATE: Suspect Identified in Thursday Afternoon Stabbing (Photo) - 02/08/18

The suspect arrested during a stabbing investigation near Northeast 12th Avenue and Northeast Glisan Street on Thursday afternoon has been identified as 38-year-old Carlos S. Nampulacruz. Nampulacruz was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Second Degree and a Failure to Appear warrant for charges of Domestic Violence Assault in the Fourth Degree and two counts of Domestic Violence Harassment.

Nampulacruz will be arraigned on Friday, February 9, 2018.

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On Thursday, February 8, 2018, at 2:24 p.m., Central and North Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing near the intersection of Northeast Glisan Street and Northeast 12th Avenue.

As officers responded to the scene, multiple community members contacted 9-1-1 to report the stabbing and the suspect's behavior and location. Witnesses reported the suspect had threatened people with a knife, broke a car window with a rock, and stabbed a juvenile male.

Community members continued to provide updates regarding the suspect's location. Officers located the suspect near Northeast 13th Avenue and Northeast Lloyd Boulevard. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. Officers also located multiple knives in the possession of the suspect at the time he was taken into custody.

Additional officers located the juvenile male victim. Emergency medical responders arrived and provided medical aid and transported the victim to an area hospital by ambulance with what was believed to be a non-life-threatening injury.

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

The suspect's identity and charges will be provided when he is lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Detective Christopher Traynor 503-823-0889 or Christopher.Traynor@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Paul Dolbey at 503-823-0451 or Paul.Dolbey@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Carlos S Nampulacruz
Bank Robbery Thursday in Portland's Lloyd District -- No Injuries - 02/08/18

On Thursday, February 8, 2018, at 4:30 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the Pacific Continental Bank, located at 717 Northeast Grand Avenue.

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

Officers searched the area but did not locate the suspect.

The suspect is described as a black female, approximately 30-years-old, five feet six inches tall, and weighing 250 pounds.

Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail detectives and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents will continue this robbery investigation.

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

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Vision Zero
Vision Zero
55 Citations and 6 Warnings During Thursday #VisionZero Traffic Safety Mission (Photo) - 02/08/18

On Thursday, February 8, 2018, from 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division conducted a Vision Zero traffic safety mission along Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard between Southeast 30th Avenue and Southeast 50th Avenue. This area of Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard is a high crash corridor.

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

During this traffic mission officers patrolled on motorcycles, in patrol vehicles and utilized a photo radar van and issued a total of 55 citations and six written warnings.

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

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

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

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Attached Media Files: Vision Zero
Rory A Morgan
Rory A Morgan
UPDATE: Deceased Motorcycle Operator in Tuesday's Fatal Traffic Crash Identified (Photo) - 02/08/18

A motorcycle operator that died during a multiple vehicle crash near the intersection of Southeast 141st Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard on Tuesday, has been identified as 43-year-old Jeremy J. Sowa of Gresham.

Based on information learned in this crash investigation, speed is believed to be a factor.

Anyone with information about this crash should contact Officer Phillip Maynard with the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division's Traffic Investigation Unit at 503-823-2216 or Phillip.Maynard@portlandoregon.gov

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Based on preliminary information learned during this investigation, officers believe the operator of a Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Southeast Powell Boulevard. Witnesses told officers that prior to the crash, the motorcycle operator was traveling at a high rate of speed, passing vehicles and traveling into the oncoming lane of traffic.

When the motorcycle operator arrived at Southeast Powell Boulevard and Southeast 141st Avenue he crashed into a GMC pick-up that was turning southbound onto Southeast 141st Avenue from westbound Southeast Powell Boulevard. The motorcycle operator was ejected from the motorcycle and after landing on the ground was struck by a red Ford sedan that was traveling westbound on Southeast Powell Boulevard.

The operators of the GMC truck and Ford sedan remained at the scene of the crash. During the investigation, officers believed the driver of the red Ford was driving while intoxicated at the time of the crash. The driver of the Ford sedan was taken into custody. The driver of the red Ford was identified as 26-year-old Rory A. Morgan. Morgan was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants.

The deceased person will be identified after the Oregon State Medical Examiner has performed an autopsy and the next of kin have been notified.

Investigators with the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Traffic Investigation Unit (TIU) continue to investigate this fatal traffic crash. Anyone with information about this crash should contact Officer Phillip Maynard at 503-823-2216 or Phillip.Maynard@portlandoregon.gov

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On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at 2:39 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of motorcycle versus two vehicle crash near the intersection of Southeast 141st Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived on scene and located an adult male and motorcycle on the roadway. Responding officers also located two nearby vehicles that were involved in the crash. Emergency medical responders determined the adult male motorcycle operator was deceased.

The operators of a dark colored truck and red sedan that were involved in this crash remained at the crash scene.

The Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team is responding to the crash scene and will continue this investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have also responded to the scene.

This investigation is in its early stages and more information will be provided as the investigation continues.

Southeast Powell Boulevard will be closed to vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic form Southeast 138th Avenue to Southeast 144th Avenue for the next four to five hours as this investigation continues.

This is the third traffic crash related fatality investigated by the Major Crash Team in 2018.

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

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

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

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Attached Media Files: Rory A Morgan
UPDATE: Pedestrian In February 1st Fatal Crash Identified - 02/08/18

A pedestrian that was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Southeast 148th Avenue and Southeast Stark Street on February 1, 2018, has been identified as 53-year-old Yelena V. Loukas of Portland.

Investigators continue to search for the vehicle and driver involved in this hit and run fatal traffic crash. Witnesses described the involved vehicle as a white or silver medium sized four door sedan.

Anyone with information about this crash should contact Officer Phillip Maynard with the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division's Traffic Investigation Unit at 503-823-2216 or Phillip.Maynard@portlandoregon.gov

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On Thursday, February 1, 2018, at 12:51 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle at Southeast 148th Avenue and Southeast Stark Street.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived on scene and located a woman laying in the roadway. The woman was suffering from catastrophic injuries. Medical personnel determined the woman was deceased.

Based on preliminary information, officers believe the woman utilized the cross-walk on the east side of Southeast 148th Avenue. The woman was reportedly crossing northbound and had a walk signal when she was struck by a vehicle. The driver and vehicle that struck the women left the crash location. Officers searched for the vehicle, but have not located the vehicle or driver at this time.

The Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team responded to the area and continued the investigation.

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

This is the second traffic crash related fatality investigated by the Major Crash Team in 2018.

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

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

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

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Shooting Investigation Overnight in Portland's Centennial Neighborhood -- No Injuries - 02/08/18

On Thursday, February 8, 2018, at 12:01 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 3100 block of Southeast 145th Avenue.

Multiple people contacted the Bureau of Emergency Communications to report the sound of gunfire. Officers responded and canvassed the area. During the canvass, officers located evidence of gunfire.

There were no reports of anyone being injured at the scene or arriving at area hospitals with injuries as a result of this shooting. Officers did not locate any property damage as a result of this shooting investigation. No suspects have been located at this time.

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

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UPDATE: Surveillance Pictures of Tuesday Bank Robbery Suspect (Photo) - 02/07/18

The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail and FBI Safe Streets Task Force is releasing surveillance photographs of a person suspected of robbing the Key Bank, located at 6815 North Lombard Street, on Tuesday, February 6, 2018.

This suspect is also believed to be involved in a robbery at the U.S. Bank, located at 29112 Southwest Town Center Loop in Wilsonville, on Friday, January 26, 2018.

During both robberies, the suspect presented a demand note and left the banks after obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect is described as white male with olive skin, 25 to 35-years-old, six feet tall, with a skinny build, dark hair and dark rimmed eyeglasses.

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

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 Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at 3:56 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the KeyBank Lombard Street, located at 6815 North Lombard Street.

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

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

The suspect is described as a white male in his 30's, five feet ten inches tall, with a thin build.

Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail detectives and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents are currently investigating this robbery.

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

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Brandon J Frison
Suspect Arrested In Connection to February 2017 Shooting (Photo) - 02/07/18

On Wednesday, February 7, 2018, members with the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) arrested 39-year-old Brandon J. Frison during a warrant at a residence in the 13700 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard.

This investigation began in March of 2017 when police were notified of a shooting that occurred on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Bill's Steak House, located at 10227 Northeast Sandy Boulevard. During the investigation, detectives assigned to the Gang Enforcement Team (GET) learned that Frison was involved in the February 2017 shooting inside Bill's Steakhouse.

Based on information gathered during this investigation, detectives believe Frison was involved in an argument at Bill's Steak House. During the argument detectives learned Frison fired a handgun. There were no reported injuries as a result of the shooting.

Investigators with the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gang Enforcement Team and Alcohol Tobacco and Firearm (ATF) investigated this incident, applied for a search warrant, and searched the residence in the 13700 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard once Frison was taken into custody.

During a search of Frison's residence, two firearms and additional evidence were recovered and seized.

Frison was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempted Murder, Unlawful Use of a Firearm, Assault in the Fourth Degree, and two counts of Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Frison will be arraigned on Thursday, February 8, 2018.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact Detective Brian Sims at 503-823-2079 or Brian.Sims@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Brandon J Frison
Stabbing Investigation Underway in Portland's Goose Hollow Neighborhood -- One Person Injured - 02/06/18

On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at 3:28 p.m., Central Precinct and Transit Division officers responded to the report of a stabbing at the westbound Providence Park Transit Station platform, located at 1700 Southwest Morrison Street.

When officers arrived they located an adult male with what appeared to be a stab wound. The officers provided first aid until emergency medical personnel arrived. Responding emergency medical personnel provided medical aid to the victim and transported him to an area hospital by ambulance with what was believed to be a serious non-life-threatening injury.

Officers continue to investigate this assault. There was no disruption to TriMet service during this incident.

Anyone with information about this stabbing should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333 and reference case number 18-43126.

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Bank Robbery Tuesday Afternoon in Portland's Sunnyside Neighborhood -- No Injuries - 02/06/18

On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at 3:11 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the U.S. Bank, located at 1225 Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard.

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

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

The suspect is described as a white male in his 50's, five feet ten inches tall and 150 to 160 pounds.

Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail detectives and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents will continue this robbery investigation.

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

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Suspect Crashes into Occupied Police Vehicle During Car Prowl Investigation in Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood - One Officer Injured - 02/06/18

On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at 5:19 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to perform a welfare check on a man near Southeast 60th Avenue and Southeast Harney Street.

Officers arrived in the area and began looking for the man described by the caller. While looking for the man they located several cars that appeared to have been broken into.

As the officers investigated the car prowls they located an occupied Ford Escape near the prowled vehicles. Officers attempted to contact the occupant of the Ford Escape. While still inside their patrol vehicle and prior to contacting the driver of the vehicle, the driver of the Ford Escape crashed into a parked vehicle and the officers' patrol vehicle. The driver left the area in the Ford. The officers were not able to pursue the fleeing driver and vehicle because their patrol vehicle disabled as a result of the crash. The officers broadcast information about the crash and the vehicle involved in the hit and run.

Additional officers responded, searched the area, and located the unoccupied Ford Escape near Southeast Malden Drive and Southeast Harney Drive. A K-9 team searched the neighborhood but at this time the hit and run suspect has not been located.

During the investigation, officers learned the Ford Escape was a reported stolen vehicle. Officers do not believe the original welfare check call is related to the prowled cars or the hit and run involving the officers and patrol vehicle.

One of the two officers in the patrol vehicle at the time of the crash sustained a minor injury and was treated at the scene.

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

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Shooting Investigation Tuesday Morning in Portland's Piedmont Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 02/06/18

On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at 2:53 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 300 block of Northeast Morgan Street.

Officers responded to the original call for service regarding sounds of gunfire and did not locate evidence of gunfire at that time. At 5:47 a.m. the same day, an area resident located evidence of gunfire on the west sidewalk of Northeast Morgan Street and contacted the Bureau of Emergency Communications.

Officers returned to the scene and during a canvas of the area, located a residence on the east side of the 300 block of Northeast Morgan Street with damage, likely the result of gunfire. Officers found the residence to be unoccupied.

There were no reports of anyone being injured at the scene or arriving at area hospitals with injuries as a result of this shooting. No suspects have been located at this time.

Based on information learned during the preliminary investigation the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team responded to take over the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division also responded to the location to assist with the investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact the Tactical Operation Division at 503-823-4106.

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

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

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon 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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Montavilla Neighborhood Store Robbed by Armed Suspect - No Injuries - 02/05/18

On Monday, February 5, 2018, at 9:02 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at Walgreens, located at 3 Northeast 82nd Avenue.

Officers arrived at the Walgreens and learned a suspect entered the location and demanded money while brandishing a knife. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash the suspect left the location without incident.

Responding officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate suspect. Based on preliminary information, officers believe the suspect is a white male in his 20's to 30's, five feet seven inches tall, with a medium build armed with a knife

There are no surveillance images available for public release at this time.

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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UPDATE: PPB, MCSO, and OSP Joint Super Bowl Sunday Mission (Photo) - 02/05/18

On Sunday, February 4, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. to Monday, February 5, 2018, at approximately 2:00 a.m., the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division partnered with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and Oregon State Police to conduct a joint Super Bowl Sunday traffic enforcement mission throughout the City of Portland.

Officers, deputies, and troopers focused on DUII enforcement and other dangerous driving behaviors.

In total officers, deputies and troopers, arrested seven people suspected of DUII, three suspected of Reckless Driving, two suspected of Hit and Run, and one suspected of Driving While Suspended at the criminal level. During the mission 141 citations were issued and 41 warnings given for various traffic violations.

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

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

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

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On Sunday, February 4, 2018, Portland Police officers, Oregon State Troopers and Multnomah County Sheriff's Deputies will team up to conduct additional DUII enforcement patrols to help ensure our streets stay safe and to prevent needless tragedies within our community.

Members of all three agencies will be on Portland Metro area roads looking for impaired drivers. This weekend many football fans will enjoy Super Bowl 52 at parties, bars and restaurants. Enjoy the game and celebrate responsibly. Please continue to use designated drivers, mass transit, taxis, or your preferred ride share driving company.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind the public that drug-impaired driving is just as dangerous (and illegal) as alcohol-impaired driving. Officers will be taking a zero tolerance approach to all forms of impaired driving.

Drink responsibly and remember buzzed driving is drunk driving.

The community can also be a part of the team: Support zero tolerance for impaired driving by reporting suspected impaired drivers by calling 9-1-1.

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Robert A Bencomo
Suspect Arrested Monday Morning During Assault Investigation in Old Town/ Chinatown -- One Person Injured (Photo) - 02/05/18

On Monday, February 5, 2018, at 2:04 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing near the Greyhound Bus Depot, located at 550 Northwest 6th Avenue.

As officers responded to the area of the call, they located an injured adult male near the intersection of Northwest 4th Avenue and Northwest Hoyt Street. Officers provided the victim emergency first aid until emergency medical personnel arrived, at which time the man was transported to an area hospital by ambulance. The victim is believed to have sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

During the investigation, officers learned of the suspect's description. As officers continued the investigation, the suspect was located near the west end of the Broadway Bridge and was taken into custody without incident.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau's Detective Division and Forensic Evidence Division responded to assist with this investigation.

The suspect was identified as 33-year-old Robert A. Bencomo. Bencomo was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Assault in the Second Degree.

Anyone with information about this assault should contact Detective Darren Possey at 503-823-0403 or Darren.Posey@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033 or Anthony.Merrill@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Robert A Bencomo
Market Robbed by Armed Suspect on SE Foster Rd - No Injuries - 02/03/18

On Saturday, February 3, 2018, at 9:31 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the GS Market, located at 12217 Southeast Foster Road.

Officers arrived at the market and learned a suspect entered the location and demanded money while brandishing a gun. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash the suspect left the location without incident.

Responding officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspects' description. Preliminary information suggests the suspect is a black male, in his 20's, five feet ten inches tall, with a medium to stocky build, armed with a handgun.

There are no surveillance images available for public release at this time.

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Bakery Robbed by Armed Suspect in Portland's Montavilla Neighborhood - No Injuries - 02/03/18

On Saturday, February 3, 2018, at 8:40 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Cinco De Mayo Bakery, located at 1134 Southeast 82nd Avenue.

Officers arrived at the bakery and learned a suspect entered the location and demanded money while brandishing a gun. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash the suspect left the location without incident.

Responding officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspects' description. Based on preliminary information, officers believe the suspect is a Hispanic male, 23 to 25-years-old, five feet five inches tall, 160 pounds armed with a handgun.

There are no surveillance images available for public release at this time.

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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UPDATE: Early Morning Shooting Investigation Continues - 02/03/18

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail continue to investigate a shooting that occurred early Saturday morning near the Skidmore Fountain and an area under the west end of the Burnside Bridge.

During the initial investigation of this incident, Central Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers contacted several witnesses. Based on witness statements, investigators believe people may have recorded the incident through the use of cell phones. Additionally, detectives believe there are several locations in the area with surveillance footage of the incident.

Anyone with information regarding this incident, including video footage, should contact Detective Jeff Sharp at 503-823-9773 or Jeff.Sharp@portlandoregon.gov or Detective David McCormick at 503-823-0416 or David.McCormick@portlandoregon.gov

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On Saturday, February 3, 2018, at 1:26 a.m., Central Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers responded to the report of a shooting near Naito Parkway under the Burnside Bridge.

As officers responded to the area, multiple callers reported a shooting to 9-1-1 and stated the people associated with the shooting had moved to the Skidmore Fountain. One caller contacted 9-1-1 and stated he was a private security officer and had fired warning shots.

Officers contacted multiple witnesses of the shooting and located the private security officer, who cooperated with investigators.

Based on preliminary information learned during the investigation, officers believe there was a confrontation between several people and the private security officer. During the initial incident the private security officer reportedly fired multiple warning shots.

Officers canvassed the area and located evidence of gunfire. One person sustained minor injuries near the scene.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau's Assault Detail and Forensic Evidence Division responded to the assist with the investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact detectives with the Detective Divisions Assault Detail at 503-823-0479.

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UPDATE #2: Victim in Wednesday Evening Homicide Identified - 02/01/18

A man killed Wednesday evening in Northwest Portland, near Northwest 8th Avenue and Northwest Everett Street, has been identified as 22-year-old Davonte D. Kerney. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determined Kerney died as the result of homicidal violence from gunshot wounds.

Detectives continue to investigate this shooting. Anyone with information regarding this investigation, including surveillance footage from surrounding buildings, should contact Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457 or Rico.Beniga@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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The adult male victim that was transported to an area hospital by ambulance after officers responded to a shooting in the 200 block of Northwest 8th Avenue has died at a local hospital.

Based on preliminary information, the victim is believed to have been struck by gunfire during the reported shooting. A member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office will perform an autopsy on Thursday, February 1, 2018. After the autopsy is completed and the next of kin are notified the victim will be identified.

At this time in the investigation, there is not believed to be an immediate danger to the community in relation to this shooting.

The area near Northwest 8th Avenue and Northwest Everett Street will remain closed for the next three to four hours as the investigation continues.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation, including surveillance footage from surrounding buidlings, should contact Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457 or Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov

This is the sixth homicide the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail has investigated in 2018.

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On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at 8:17 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire and an injured person in the 200 block of Northwest 8th Avenue.

Initial information suggests officers responded to the report of a person hearing gunfire and reporting a person had been injured. When officers arrived at the location they located an injured person. The injured person was transported to an area hospital by ambulance. Preliminary information suggests the victim sustained serious life-threatening injuries.

Because of the severity of the victim's injuries, members from the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail have responded. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office are responding to the scene to assist with this investigation.

Vehicle and pedestrian traffic will be closed on Northwest Broadway and Northwest Park Avenue between Northwest Everett Street and Northwest Couch Street.

Interested media should respond to the southwest corner of Southeast corner of Northwest Park Avenue and Northwest Everett Street. The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the location, ETA 30 minutes.

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Officers Seize 17 Firearms as Part of Operation Safe Winter (Photo) - 02/01/18

With 2018 just a month old, the Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Detail has already investigated the death of five people as a result of gun violence (with one occurring just last night in Northwest Portland). Operation Safe Winter was enacted and implemented over the last two weeks as a proactive approach to the initial violence in January.

"In response to these recent homicides, I directed the members of our Gang Enforcement team and Gun Violence Task Force to conduct directed missions to contact those individuals in our community who are responsible for gun violence," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "Part of this mission was to be proactive in our approach to intercede and attempt to stop further violence at a time of heightened tension and emotion. As always, this was a collaborative effort with our partners, and I'm appreciative of all the support we received."

As part of Operation Safe Winter, the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team partnered with multiple local and federal law enforcement partners, community groups and the Portland Mayor's Office of Youth Violence Prevention.

Since Monday, January 22, 2018, officers assigned to the Gang Enforcement Team worked with officers assigned to North, East, and Central Precincts and partnering law enforcement agencies to work throughout the city and contact and arrest people involved in gun violence.

The officers assigned to this mission arrested 18 people on various charges; located 36 people with outstanding warrants; and located and seized 17 firearms.

"Following these tragic criminal events the Mayor's Office of Youth Violence Prevention, along with members of the Police Bureau, Portland Public Schools, leaders representing government, faith-based organizations, private non-profit service organization and the community have joined in dialogue to better understand the views and needs of the communities we represent," said Antoinette Edwards Director of the Office of Youth Violence Prevention. "We are now collectively moving forward to resolve the negative impacts associated to these criminal acts, asking for continuing community dialogue and support."

Law Enforcement, public safety and community groups involved in partnership for this mission included:
* Gresham Police Department/ Multnomah County Sheriff's Office East Metro Gang Enforcement Team
* Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
* Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATTF)
* Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC)
* Multnomah County Parole and Probation
* Multnomah County Juvenile Parole and Probation
* Oregon Youth Authority
* Crisis Response Team
* Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center (POIC)
* Portland Public Schools
* Latino Network
* Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization
* Native American Youth and Family Center

Police would like to remind community members if you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area. For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon 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: by visiting 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).

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14 Citations and 6 Warnings During Wednesday Mission with Union Pacific Railroad Police (Photo) - 01/31/18

On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:20 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division conducted a joint mission with the Union Pacific Railroad Police at railroad crossings near Southeast Water Avenue in Portland's Buckman Neighborhood.

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

In total, 14 citations and six written warnings were issued.

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

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

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

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Suspect Indicted for January 15 Theft of ATM in NW Portland (Photo) - 01/31/18

A Multnomah County Grand Jury has indicted 35-year-old Skyler J. Oberholtzer in connection with the theft of an automated teller machine (ATM).

This investigation began on Monday, January 15, 2018, at 5:05 a.m., when Central Precinct officers responded to the report of an ATM alarm at the Wells Fargo, located at 3275 Northwest 29th Avenue. When officers arrived at the bank they observed the ATM had been removed from its original location. As officers investigated the removal and theft of the ATM, they located an abandoned forklift they believed was used to remove and move the ATM. The forklift was located behind a building on the 3300 block of Northwest Gaum Street.

As officers processed the crime scene at the Wells Fargo Bank, additional Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a burglary, in the 3500 block of Northwest Yeon Avenue. Officers arrived at a warehouse. The warehouse employees informed officers a door to the location had been forced open. At the request of employees officers searched the location. During the search officers located evidence from the ATM theft.

Central Precinct officers continued the investigation of the ATM theft and burglary of the nearby business. During the investigation, officers learned information that Oberholtzer was involved in both crimes. Officers responded to the 4500 block of Northwest Continental Place in Beaverton and contacted Oberholtzer. While officers contacted Oberholtzer in Beaverton, they located additional evidence associating Oberholtzer to the ATM theft and burglary. On Monday, January 15, 2018 at approximately 1:30 p.m., Oberholtzer was taken into custody.

Oberholtzer was originally lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on post prison violation for a previous conviction of Assaulting a Public Safety Officer. Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau's Burglary Taskforce and officers with Central Precinct continue this investigation and during the week of January 29, 2018, A Multnomah County Grand Jury indicted Oberholtzer on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Aggravated Theft in the First Degree and Theft in the First Degree.

Anyone with information about Oberholtzer should contact Detective Scott Chamberlain at 503-823-0423 or Scott.Chamberlain@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Skyler J Oberholtzer
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Three Suspects Arrested after Officers Hear Gunfire in Portland's South Tabor Neighborhood -- No Known Injuries (Photo) - 01/31/18

On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at 4:27 a.m., East Precinct officers were in the area of Southeast 67th Avenue and Southeast Kelly Street when they heard a single gunshot.

Shortly after hearing the gunfire, officers observed a green Honda Civic with three occupants driving on Southeast Kelly Street. Based on information learned during the preliminary investigation officers believed the occupants of the Honda were associated with the gunshot they just heard.

Information was broadcast about the gunfire and additional officers were requested to respond. When officers turned on the emergency lights to their patrol vehicles the driver of the green Honda pulled to the side of the road, stopped and an occupant exited and ran from the vehicle. The suspect ran into a yard and briefly hid in a doorway and behind some bushes.

Officers provided directions to the occupants of the vehicle and the suspect who ran from the vehicle. The three people associated with the green Honda were taken into custody. Officers searched the area and located and seized a handgun near the bushes where the suspect had briefly hidden.

During the investigation, officers canvassed the neighborhood and located evidence of gunfire on Southeast Kelly Street east of Southeast 67th Avenue. At the time of the initial investigation there were no reports of injury or property damage as a result of the gunfire. In addition to the firearm, officers also located and seized additional items associated with firearms in the green Honda (photograph of items included in press release).

The occupants of the vehicle were identified as 26-year-old Jason M. Linfoot, 27-year-old Kaitlin T. Thompson, and 28-year-old Clarke Belgrade. All three were lodged at the Multnomah County Jail. Linfoot was lodged on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Discharge of a Firearm in the City, Possession of Heroin, and a warrant. Thompson was lodged on a post-prison violation for a previous conviction of Possession of Dangerous Drugs and a warrant for Failure to Appear on a Theft in the Second Degree charge. Belgrade was lodged on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Reckless Driving, and a post-prison violation for a previous conviction of Criminal Mischief in the First Degree.

The Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gun Taskforce was notified of this incident. Anyone with information about Linfoot, Thompson, and Belgrade should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333

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Vincent A Eshleman
Vincent A Eshleman
Suspect Arrested During Tuesday Night Burglary and Theft Investigation (Photo) - 01/31/18

On Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at 7:52 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of several people attempting to sell suspected stolen merchandise at the Guitar Center, located at 1147 North Hayden Meadows Drive.

When officers arrived they learned a white Chevrolet Trail Blazer with some of the stolen items had just left the location. Officers located the vehicle nearby and performed a traffic stop at North Marine Drive and North Vancouver Way. During the traffic stop, the officers located several guitars and other property that did not belong to the driver of the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was detained and later released during the investigation.

As officers continued the investigation they contacted a person by phone that reported her storage unit had been burglarized and multiple guitars and other property were taken during the burglary. Additional officers responded to the storage facility and located the victim's storage unit. According to the victim, the storage unit had been full of the victim's belongings. Officers found the storage unit empty.

Officers learned information that a suspect involved in the investigation remained at the Guitar Center. Additional officers returned to the Guitar Center and attempted to locate and contact the suspect they believed was involved in the burglary and theft. Officers located one person they believed to be involved in the theft and burglary. As officers approached the suspect he ran from officers. The suspect was located and taken into custody during a K-9 team search of the nearby sports complex and fields.

Based on information learned at this time in the investigation, officers believe that approximately $40,000.00 in property were recovered in connection with this investigation.

The suspect taken into custody during this investigation was identified as 25-year-old Vincent A. Eshleman. Eshleman was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the Second Degree, Theft in the First Degree, and Aggravated Theft in the First Degree.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact the Portland Police Bureau's Burglary Taskforce at 503-823-2874.

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Attached Media Files: Vincent A Eshleman
CORRECTION: Bank Robbery Tuesday Evening in Northwest Portland - 01/30/18

The headline should have read, "Bank Robbery Tuesday Evening in Northwest Portland." The Police Bureau regrets the error.

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On Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at 5:23 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the Home Street Bank, located at 22 Northwest 23rd Avenue.

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

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

The suspect is described as a white male in his late 30's, five feet seven inches to five feet nine inches tall, with a thin build.

Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail detectives and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents will continue this robbery investigation.

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

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