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Luke J Andrade
Luke J Andrade
Catnapping Suspect Arrested, Public's Help Still Sought (Photo) - 09/18/18

On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at 6:24 p.m., North Precinct officers arrested 25-year-old Luke J. Andrade at Overlook Park, located at 3515 North Interstate Avenue. Andrade was arrested in connection with the theft of a kitten.

This investigation began on Tuesday, September 17, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., when a North Precinct officer responded to Pixie Project, located at 510 Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, on the report that a man had entered the location and stole a kitten.

Based on information gathered during the investigation, officers learned the suspect entered the Pixie Project on Monday, September 16, 2018, at 6:24 p.m., while the non-profit was closed but volunteers were tending to cats and kittens. The suspect entered through an un-locked door and grabbed a kitten and left the location.

Community members contacted officers on Tuesday and provided information about the identity of the suspect and his whereabouts. Based on this information, officers responded to Overlook Park. While searching the park officers located Andrade and took him into custody with out incident. After Andrade was taken into custody, officers learned he had likely sold the kitten to a man on Monday somewhere in downtown Portland. The feline is described as a black kitten and is microchipped.

At this time, the only description of the person who purchased the kitten is that the person is a man.

Andrade was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Theft in the First Degree (two counts), Burglary in the Second Degree, and a warrant for Arson.

Anyone with information about the current location of the kitten should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333 or Pixie Project.

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Attached Media Files: Luke J Andrade
Jewelry Store Robbed Tuesday Morning in Portland's Kerns Neighborhood - No Arrest - 09/18/18

On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at 9:55 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at The Jewelry Buyer, located at 2034 Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

Officers arrived at the jewelry store and learned a suspect entered the location and demanded money and jewelry while brandishing a handgun. The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and jewelry. During the robbery, the suspect retrieved a hammer from his belongings and struck the jewelry store employee with the hammer then left the location.

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 male, 5'7" to 5'8" tall, with a thin build, wearing a mask and in possession of a handgun and hammer.

The employee did not need to be transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries suffered during this incident.

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 this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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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Chevrolet Bel Air
Chevrolet Bel Air
Officers Arrest Suspects Attempting to Steal Car and Ammunition (Photo) - 09/18/18

On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at 1:16 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a property in the 10700 block of Southeast Harold Street after neighbors contacted 9-1-1 and reported hearing suspicious noises.

Officers and members of the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operations Division' Air Support Unit responded to the property. As members of the Air Support Unit flew overhead they observed two suspects run from the location. Officers were directed to where the suspects had ran by Air Support Unit members and an area neighbor. The two suspects were taken into custody without incident.

During the investigation, officers learned three suspects had arrived at the location, broken into several buildings and attempted to take a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.

Officers searched for the third suspect but have not located the suspect at this time.

The two suspects that were taken into custody have been identified as 24-year-old Shelby L. Taylor and 45-year-old Michael A. Brown. Taylor was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the Second Degree (two counts), Theft in the First Degree and Attempt Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle. Officers lodged Brown at the Multnomah County Jail and he has since been released. Brown was lodged on charges of Burglary in the Second Degree (two counts), Theft in the First Degree, and Attempt Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle.

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

Community members are encouraged to visit the City of Portland's Office of Community and Civic Life Crime Prevention page at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/civic/index.cfm?c=28395 for crime prevention tips and resources.

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Officers Investigate Possible Bias Crime in Portland's Powell Park - One Person Injured - 09/17/18

On Monday, September 17, 2018, at 4:30 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Portland Food Mart, located at 2419 Southeast Powell Boulevard, on the report a person had been stabbed.

Officers arrived and contacted the adult female victim and learned she had been stabbed while she was at Powell Park, located at 3549 Southeast 26th Avenue. After the victim was stabbed she walked to the Portland Food Mart for help and access to a phone.

The victim suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene by emergency medical personnel and did not require transport by ambulance to an area hospital.

During the investigation, officers learned two suspects approached the victim. One of the suspects hit the victim with a stick and the other stabbed her with what was described as an ice pick. During the assault the suspects made derogatory comments about the victim's sexual orientation.

Based on information learned at this time, investigators believe this may be a bias crime related to the person's sexual orientation.

Officers searched the area but did not locate the suspects during the search. The suspects were described as two black males in their mid to late teens. One of the suspects was wearing blue jeans and a white t-shirt and the other suspect wore blue jeans and a red hooded sweatshirt.

The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Bias Crime Detail is continuing the investigation. Anyone with information, including video surveillance footage, of this incident should contact Bias Crime Detail Detective Paul Dolbey at 503-823-0451 or Paul.Dolbey@portlandoregon.gov

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

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

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

To learn more about bias crime investigations and reported bias/hate crime statistics within the City of Portland, please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/77066

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

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Stabbing Investigation Underway in Northwest Portland -- One Person Injured, One Person in Custody - 09/17/18

On Monday, September 17, 2018, at 7:05 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the area near Northwest 14th Avenue and Northwest Glisan Street on the report that a person was stabbed.

Officers arrived in the area and located an adult male suffering from a stab wound. Emergency medical personnel arrived and provided the victim emergency medical aid and transported him by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment of what is a believed to be a serious but non-life threatening injury.

Investigating officers learned of the suspect's description and broadcast the information to responding officers. Responding officers searched the area and located a man that matched the suspect's description near Northwest 16th Avenue and Northwest Glisan Street. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. During a canvas of the area where the suspect was taken into custody, the knife believed to have been used by the suspect in this stabbing was located and seized as evidence.

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

During the investigation the ramps from northbound and southbound Interstate 405 to Northwest Glisan Street will be closed and Northwest Glisan Street will be closed between Northwest 14th Avenue and Northwest 17th Avenue.

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

This investigation is in its early stages and there is no additional information to share at this time. The suspect will not be identified until after which time he is lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

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

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Gas Station Robbed on Sunday Night in Southeast Portland - No Arrest or Injuries - 09/16/18

On Sunday, September 16, 2018, at 8:10 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Mobil Gas Station, located at 5124 Southeast 17 Avenue.

Officers arrived at the station and learned that a suspect entered the location, demanded the money while brandished a handgun. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the location in a white sedan southbound on SE McLoughlin Boulevard.

Officers conducted an area check but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description or the suspect's vehicle.

The suspect was described as a male, 6'2 tall wearing a black mask with sunglasses, a gray hoodie and jeans, armed with a handgun.

There were no reported injuries as a result of this incident.
There are no surveillance images available for public release at this time.

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

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

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

Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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K9 UTZI
K9 UTZI
First Portland Police Female Canine "Utzi" Recovers a Little Girl's Bike- Suspect Arrested (photos) (Photo) - 09/15/18

On Friday, September 14, 2018, at 5:55 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a stolen child's bicycle, taken from a family's front lawn in the area of 5500 hundred blocks on Northeast Simpson Street.

Officers arrived at the residence and learned that an unknown male subject stole a little girl's bike that had been left on the front lawn of the residence. When the older children saw the subject walking away with the bike, they ran after him asking him to return the bike that belonged to their friend, but the subject kept walking away while in possession of the stolen bike.

Arriving officers obtained the subject description and learned from the family members that the subject might have boarded a TriMet bus with the stolen bike.

Officers were able to locate the correct bus. Officers observed a child's blue bike matching the victim description, mounted on the bus bike rack. Officers flagged down the bus driver, who confirmed that a male subject matching the suspect's description was inside the bus.

As officers attempted to contact the subject, he disobeyed their verbal commands and ran off the bus into the neighborhood. Officers started a foot pursuit of the subject, and then set up a perimeter as they lost a visual of the subject.

With the help of the Portland Police Canine Member "Utzi" and Air Support One, officers were able to locate the subject a few blocks away hiding in thick bushes. They placed the subject into custody without incident.

The subject was identified as 20-year-old Amissi Hugu Mungomba. Mungomba was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Theft in the Second Degree and Attempt to Elude on Foot.

Officers returned the bicycle to the family. The recovery of the little girl's bicycle was accomplished with the deployment of Utzi, the first female canine member of PPB's Canine Unit.

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

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Attached Media Files: K9 UTZI , Amissi H Mungomba
Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives - 09/15/18

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

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

1st Universal Review: 9/15/18 -- 9/30/18
* 630.37 Trespass Enforcement Agreement Program
* 835.20 Established Campsites on Public Property

2nd Universal Review: 9/15/18 -- 10/15/18
* 345.00 Employee Information System

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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Replica Firearm
Replica Firearm
Burglary Suspect Arrested in Southwest Portland Friday Morning (Photo) - 09/14/18

On Friday, September 14, 2018, at 10:17 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a suspect in the backyards of several homes in the 3200 block of Southwest Vermont Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located a man matching the suspect's description attempting to enter a home. As the officers contacted the suspect he ran from the officers. The officers pursued the suspect on foot and were able to take the suspect into custody without incident in Gabriel Park near Southwest 37th Avenue and Southwest California Street.

During the investigation, officers learned the suspect had entered one residence and attempted to enter another home. Officers located a gun in the suspect's property; the gun was later determined to be an air-soft pistol.

The suspect has been identified as 18-year-old Tyrone Livermore. Livermore was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the First Degree, Attempted Burglary in the First Degree.
The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Burglary Task Force is continuing this investigation. Anyone with information about this incident or Livermore should contact Detective Scott Chamberlain at 503-793-8389 or Scott.Chamberlain@portlandoregon.gov

Community members are encouraged to visit the City of Portland's Office of Community and Civic Life Crime Prevention page at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/civic/index.cfm?c=28395 for crime prevention tips and resources.

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Attached Media Files: Replica Firearm , Tyrone E Livermore
Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Monday, September, 17 at 7:00 a.m. - 09/14/18

Officer Natasha Haunsperger will be the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) until Monday, September 17, 2018, at 7:00 a.m.

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

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Marcus E Gunther
Marcus E Gunther
Officers Arrest Tagger Thursday Afternoon (Photo) - 09/14/18

On Thursday, September 13, 2018, members of the Central Precinct and North Precinct Street Crime Units (SCU) arrested 30-year-old Marcus E. Gunther at Southwest 13th Avenue and Southwest Main Street. Gunther was arrested in relation to two graffiti investigations.

One investigation began on Friday, June 29, 2018, when officers responded to the report of damage to a fence and three electronic signs at the Northeast 42nd Avenue overpass at Interstate 84. The signs and fence are the property of the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). The cost to clean and repair the damaged property was estimated at $24,910.00. (A photograph of the spray painted signs is provided with this release.)

Another investigation began on September 6, 2018, when officers responded to the U-Store Self Storage, located at 1520 North Interstate Avenue, on the report of spray paint covering property at the location.

In both investigations, officers located the letters "M-O-O-K." Based on information learned during the investigation, officers believe Gunther spray painted the properties and that "MOOK" is Gunther's "tag."

Gunther was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree (two counts), Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, and a probation violation.

Investigators believe there are additional victims of the "M-O-O-K" tag. Anyone who has property spray painted with the tag should contacft 503-823-3333.

Additional information about graffiti prevention, removal and reporting may be located on the Office of Civic and Community Life webpage at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/civic/32420

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Attached Media Files: Marcus E Gunther , NE 42nd Ave Overpass
Zoe R McLain
Zoe R McLain
Three People Arrested During Protest in South Waterfront Thursday Night (Photo) - 09/13/18

On Thursday, September 13, 2018, at 5:41 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Elizabeth Caruthers Park, located at 3508 Southwest Moody Avenue, regarding a protest.

Officers observed the protesters blocking roadways and traffic in the South Waterfront, as well as access to Oregon Health and Science University's (OHSU) Center for Health and Healing and the Collaborative Life Sciences Building. Both the Center for Health and Healing and the Collaborative Life Sciences Building were placed in lockout as protesters blocked entry and egress to the buildings Thursday evening.

As protesters marched on the roadways in the South Waterfront, officers provided directions over loud speakers instructing the marchers to move off the roadway and onto nearby sidewalks.

During the protest, officers located a man participating in the march that was believed to be a suspect in a June 3, 2018 assault investigation. The man was contacted and taken into custody. Officers continued to instruct marchers to proceed to the sidewalk and off the roadway.

Preliminary information suggests, that during the march a water bottle was thrown by a protester and struck an officer, officers deployed pepper spray and arrested two additional protesters.

The three people taken into custody during the protest were lodged at the Multnomah County Jail. The identifies and charges of those arrested were:

31-year-old Jacob A. Bureros was charged with Harassment;

43-year-old Sherry Motamedi was charged with Resisting Arrest, Interfering with a Peace Officer, and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree; and

21-year-old Zoe R. McLain was charged with Resisting Arrest, Interfering with a Peace Officer, and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Bureros, Motamedi and McLain will be arraigned in Multnomah County Court on Friday, September 14, 2018.

There were no reports of injury during the protest.

The investigation into today's events continues. Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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Attached Media Files: Zoe R McLain , Sherry Motamedi , Jacob A Bureros
Shooting Investigation Thursday Night in Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood -- No Known Injuries - 09/13/18

On Thursday, September 13, 2018, at 7:27 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to multiple reports of gunfire near Southeast 139th Avenue and Southeast Stark Street.

When officers arrived they searched the area for suspects and anyone injured by the reported gunfire. During the preliminary investigation officers contacted people that had heard the gunfire, but did not locate any suspects or injured people in connection with the shooting.

As officers canvassed the area they located evidence of gunfire on Southeast 139th Avenue north of Southeast Stark Street. Officers also located a parked and unoccupied vehicle that appeared to have been struck by gunfire.

There have been no reports of anyone arriving at Portland hospitals with injuries related to this shooting.

There is no suspect information to provide at this time.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Information about this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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 Investigate Possible Bias Crime in Portland's Cully Neighborhood - No Injuries - 09/12/18

On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at 12:53 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 4700 block of Northeast Prescott Street on the report of a vandalized vehicle.

Officers arrived and contacted the victim that had contacted the Bureau of Emergency Communications (BOEC) to report the damage to her vehicle. The victim's vehicle was parked in the victim's driveway at the time of the incident. Officers observed paint had been smeared on the vehicle and a racial slur was etched into the of the vehicle.

Based on information learned at this time, investigators believe this may be a bias crime related to the person's race.

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

The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Bias Crime Detail is continuing the investigation. Anyone with information, including video surveillance footage, of this incident should contact Bias Crime Detail Detective Jeff Sharp at 503-823-9773 or Jeff.Sharp@portlandoregon.gov

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

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

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

To learn more about bias crime investigations and reported bias/hate crime statistics within the City of Portland, please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/77066

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

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Joseph W Green Jr
Joseph W Green Jr
Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested Wednesday Morning (Photo) - 09/12/18

The suspect was taken into custody in the 2700 block of southeast 15th Avenue.

The Police Bureau regrets this error.

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On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at 12:52 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a burglary and assault at a residence in the 2900 block of Southeast 17th Avenue.

Officers arrived at the location and learned the residents of the location had fought off the suspect until he eventually fled from the home. A description of the suspect was gathered by the provided to responding officers. As officers searched the neighborhood, they located a man that matched the suspect's description near 2700 block of Southeast 15th Avenue. Officers took the suspect was taken into custody without incident.

Based on preliminary information, investigators believe the suspect entered the residence through an unlocked exterior door. At the time the suspect entered the home, both residents were sleeping. During the attack, another resident of the location was awoken and found the suspect attacking the victim. The victim and resident fought back and the suspect left the residence. Once the victim and resident were in a secure location in the home and contacted 9-1-1.

Members with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Sex Crimes Unit responded to lead the investigation.

The suspect was identified as 30-year-old Joseph W. Green Jr. Green was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Fourth Degree, Strangulation, Rape in the First Degree, and Burglary in the First Degree.

Due to the sensitive nature of the investigation, no additional information will be released in this case.

Anyone with information about Green is asked to contact Detective Michael Bledsoe at 503-823-0836, Michael.Bledsoe@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Ryan Foote at 503-823-0323 or Ryan.Foote@portlandoregon.gov

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Attached Media Files: Joseph W Green Jr
Restaurant Robbed Monday Night on SE Division St - No Injuries or Arrest - 09/11/18

On Monday, September 10, 2018, at 10:40 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Burger King, located at 12044 Southeast Division Street.

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

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

One of the suspects was described as a black male, 5'10" tall, with a thin build, armed with a handgun. The other suspect was described as a white male, 5'6" to 5'8" tall, with a thin build.

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

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

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

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

Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Officers Investigate Possible Bias Crime in Portland's Parkrose Neighborhood - No Injuries - 09/11/18

On Monday, September 10, 2018, at 7:51 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Bill's Steak House and Lounge, located at 10227 Northeast Sandy Boulevard, on the report of a man trying to slash vehicle tires with a knife.

When officers arrived at the scene they contacted several people that were in the area at the time of the incident. The officers learned the suspect had left the location prior to their arrival. A police canine team responded to the scene and officers searched the neighborhood for the suspect. The suspect was not located during the search.

Based on information learned at this time, officers believe the suspect was not allowed to enter Bill's Steak House at which time he displayed a six inch long knife and attempted to slash several vehicle tires. While the suspect slashed at the vehicles' tires, he approached a black male and, while brandishing the knife, made racial slurs directed at the man.

There were no reported injuries during this incident.

The suspect was described as a white male in his 50's, with grey or greying hair, greying facial hair, 5'7" tall, 160 pounds, with bad teeth and in possession of a six inch long knife.

The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Bias Crime Detail is continuing the investigation. Anyone with information about this incident or the suspect should contact Bias Crime Detail Detective Jeff Sharp at 503-823-9773 or Jeff.Sharp@portlandoregon.gov

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

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

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

To learn more about bias crime investigations and reported bias/hate crime statistics within the City of Portland, please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/77066

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

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Damascus L Menefee
Damascus L Menefee
Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested Monday Afternoon -- Attacked Victim in Home (Photo) - 09/11/18

On Monday, September 10, 2018, at 2:55 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a burglary at an apartment in the 16000 block of Southeast Stark Street.

Officers arrived at the location and learned the suspect was inside the apartment with one of the residents. Officers heard the female resident call for help from inside the location. They immediately entered the residence and took the suspect into custody without incident and ensured the adult female victim was safe.

Based on preliminary information, investigators believe the suspect entered the apartment through an unlocked door. At the time the suspect entered the apartment there were two residents in the location. One of the residents of the apartment confronted the suspect and instructed him to leave, but he remained in the location. The resident fled the apartment and contacted a nearby community member, requesting to use a phone to contact 9-1-1, as well as help for the woman stuck inside the apartment with the suspect. While inside the apartment and prior to police arrival the suspect reportedly sexually assaulted the victim inside the apartment.

Members with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Sex Crimes Unit responded to lead the investigation.

The suspect was identified as 39-year-old Damascus L. Menefee. Menefee was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Fourth Degree (two counts), Assault in the Second Degree, Strangulation (two counts), Rape in the First Degree, Burglary in the First Degree, Burglary in the First Degree, Trespass in the First Degree, Interfering with Making a Report and a Parole Violation for a previous conviction of Robbery in the First Degree.

Due to the sensitive nature of the investigation, no additional information will be released in this case.

Anyone with information about Menefee is asked to contact Detective Michael Bledsoe at 503-823-0836, Michael.Bledsoe@portlandoregon.gov

Stranger-to-stranger sexual assaults fortunately are a rare occurrence.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Attached Media Files: Damascus L Menefee
Vision Zero
Vision Zero
24 Citations Issued, 1 Arrest During Sunday Evening Speed Racing Mission in North Precinct (Photo) - 09/10/18

During the evening hours of Sunday, September 9, 2018, members of the Portland Police Bureau's North Precinct partnered with officers from the Traffic Division, to conduct a mission focused on traffic enforcement related to speed racing. This Sunday evening's mission took place primarily on Marine Drive and Northeast Airport Way from Kelley Point Park to the eastern boundary of the City of Portland.

Officers focused on dangerous driving behaviors in areas reported by community members to be frequented by speed racers. The officers were encouraged to share information about the Vision Zero program during these contacts. As always, officers were allowed the discretion to issue citations, warnings or classes.

During this traffic safety mission, 24 citations were issued along with 8 written warnings. Officers also arrested 25-year-old Jamee L. Bird upon locating a warrant for her arrest. Bird was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Possession of Heroin Felony, Delivery of Heroin, Possession of Methamphetamine, Delivery of Methamphetamine, and a warrant for a probation violation.

North Precinct and Traffic Division personnel will be conducting future enforcement missions as staffing allows.

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

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

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Attached Media Files: Vision Zero , Jamee L Bird
Ashley R Rogers
Ashley R Rogers
UPDATE: Suspect Identified in Saturday Evening Double Stabbing Investigation (Photo) - 09/10/18

The suspect arrested in connection with a stabbing that injured two people on Saturday, September 8, 2018, in the 6600 block of Northeast Grand Avenue has been identified as 34-year-old Ashley Ray Rogers.

Rogers was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on two counts of Assault in the Second Degree.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Saturday, September 8, 2018, at 8:15 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing at a residence in the 6600 block of Northeast Grand Avenue.

Officers arrived at the residence and located two people suffering from multiple stab wounds and an adult male believed to be the suspect in this stabbing investigation. The injured adult male and female were provided first aid by officers until emergency medical personnel arrived. Both of the injured were transported by ambulances to an area hospital for treatment of what were believed to be serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect, an adult male, was taken into custody without incident and a knife, believed to have been used in this incident, was located by officers and seized as evidence.

Based on preliminary information gathered in the investigation, officers believe the people involved in this incident were resident in the apartment where the stabbing occurred. At this time officers do not believe this incident posed a danger to the public.

Members with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail are responding to assume the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to assist in the investigation.

The identity of the person involved in this incident will not be provide until which time he is lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

This investigation is in its early stages and there is no additional information to provide at this time.

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Attached Media Files: Ashley R Rogers
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PPB_Traffic_Dashboard.JPG
PPB Releases Open Data Interactive Traffic Dashboard (Photo) - 09/10/18

The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) participates in the Police Foundation's Open Data initiative and is committed to making data available in an open and transparent way. Traffic statistics concerning 911 and non-emergency calls received by the Police Bureau related to crash and Driving Under the Influence incidents as well as digitally recorded warnings and citations are now available through the PPB's open data portal: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/76503

This interactive dashboard is updated monthly.

Traffic crashes continue to impact our community. So far this year, there have been 24 fatal collisions. Speed remains the top violation.

Issues involving traffic, including complaints about speeding and other violations remain a top concern the Police Bureau hears from community members. The Portland Police Traffic Division's 34 officers are dedicated to providing traffic enforcement and raising awareness to prevent crashes in the City of Portland. The Bureau conducts regular enforcement missions, many involving locations from community feedback as well as working with partners at the Portland Bureau of Transportation.

In addition to enforcement, PPB Traffic Officers provide numerous services to the City of Portland, including providing traffic support to the numerous parades, dignitary motorcades, sponsored walks and runs, marches and events in which road users in the city may be affected. They respond to the City's serious and fatal crashes and conduct complex investigations. Due to the Bureau's current staffing challenges, they also work in an operational support basis 25 percent of their time, responding to emergency calls for service from community members.

Traffic Officers are passionate about safety for all road users and are dedicated to stopping individuals who are driving while impaired. Last year, Portland Police arrested 1,042 people on charges of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants. While the Bureau's enforcement has declined due to the workload referenced above, Portland Traffic Officers regularly conduct missions when they can, relying on the Bureau's 5 grants. The Bureau also continues to raise awareness on the importance of driving sober and the perils of distracted driving and encourage all community members to use ride share companies, take mass transit or have a designated driver if drinking or smoking marijuana.

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

The Bureau encourages community members to visit its other available statistics and products on its Open Data Portal. Information about the Police Data Initiative and its intent to leverage the use of data to increase transparency, build trust and strengthen accountability, can be found at https://www.policedatainitiative.org/

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Attached Media Files: PPB_Traffic_Dashboard.JPG
Shooting Investigation Sunday Morning in Portland's Parkrose Neighborhood - One Person Injured - 09/09/18

On Sunday, September 9, 2018, at 6:07 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a motel room at the Budget Inn, located at 11417 Northeast Sandy Boulevard, on the report a person had been shot.

After officers arrived at the Budget Inn they searched the area but did not locate anyone injured by gunfire.

As officers continued to investigate the reported shooting, staff at a Portland hospital notified the Bureau of Emergency Communications that an adult male had arrived at the hospital's emergency department with a gunshot wound. Officers responded to the hospital and determined the injured man had been transported to the hospital by private vehicle from the Budget Inn. The man's injury was believed to be non-life-threatening.

Officers continue to investigate this shooting. Based on information learned at this time in the investigation there is not believed to be a danger to the community in relation to this shooting.

There is no additional information to provide at this time.

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

This investigation will be forwarded to the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail.

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

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Shooting Investigation Saturday Morning in Old Town/ Chinatown Neighborhood -- No Known Injuries - 09/08/18

On Saturday, September 8, 2018, at 2:57 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to multiple reports of gunfire in the 300 block of Northwest 6th Avenue.

When officers arrived they searched the area for suspects and anyone injured by the reported gunfire. During the preliminary investigation officers contacted several witnesses, but did not locate any suspects or injured people in connection with the shooting.

As officers canvassed the area they located evidence of gunfire on the sidewalk on Northwest 6th Avenue south of Northwest Flanders Street. The evidence was collected and seized as part of the investigation.

There have been no reports of anyone arriving at Portland hospitals with injuries related to this shooting and there were no reports of property damage.

Anyone who witnessed, possesses video surveillance footage, or information about this shooting is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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Shooting Investigation Late Friday Night in Portland's Portsmouth Neighborhood -- No Known Injuries - 09/08/18

On Friday, September 7, 2018, at 11:13 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 5200 block of North Willis Boulevard.

When officers arrived they searched the area for suspects and anyone injured by the reported gunfire. During the preliminary investigation officers contacted a witness, but did not locate any suspects or injured people in connection with the shooting.

As officers canvassed the area they located a parked and unoccupied vehicle located on North Willis Boulevard with what appeared to be a bullet strike. Officers also located evidence of gunfire on North Willis Boulevard. The evidence was collected and seized as part of the investigation.

There have been no reports of anyone arriving at Portland hospitals with injuries related to this shooting and there were no reports of property damage.

There is no suspect information to provide at this time.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Information about this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Shooting Investigation Friday Night in Portland's Lloyd Neighborhood -- No Known Injuries - 09/08/18

On Friday, September 7, 2018, at 9:32 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to multiple reports of gunfire in the 1000 block of Northeast 9th Avenue.

When officers arrived they searched the area for suspects and anyone injured by the reported gunfire. During the preliminary investigation officers contacted people that heard the gunfire, but did not locate any suspects or injured people in connection with the shooting.

As officers canvassed the area they located evidence of gunfire at Northeast 9th AVenue and Northeast Holladay Street. The evidence was collected and seized as part of the investigation.

There have been no reports of anyone arriving at Portland hospitals with injuries related to this shooting and there were no reports of property damage.

There is no suspect information to provide at this time.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Information about this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Shooting Investigation Thursday Night in Portland's Kenton Neighborhood -- No Known Injuries - 09/07/18

On Thursday, September 6, 2018, at 10:11 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to multiple reports of gunfire in the 2600 block of North Farragut Street.

When officers arrived they searched the area for suspects and anyone injured by the reported gunfire. During the preliminary investigation officers contacted people that had heard the gunfire, but did not locate any suspects or injured people in connection with the shooting.

As officers canvassed the area they located evidence of gunfire near North Delaware Ave and North Hallack Street, as well as North Burrage Avenue and North Hallack Street.

There have been no reports of anyone arriving at Portland hospitals with injuries related to this shooting and there were no reports of property damage.

There is no suspect information to provide at this time.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Information about this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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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Astro_Station_3.png
UPDATE: Public's Help Sought In Identifying September 2 Gas Station Robbery Suspect (Photo) - 09/07/18

Detectives continue to investigate a robbery that occurred Saturday, September 2, 2018, at the Astro Station, located at 4027 Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard.

Based on information learned during the investigation, detectives believe the suspect is a white male in his 20's, 5'6" tall, with a thin build. Surveillance photographs of the suspect are being released with this press release.

Anyone with information about the suspect or this robbery should contact Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail Detective Tracy Chamberlin at 503-823-4783 or Tracy.Chamberlin@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 this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Saturday, September 1, 2018, at 11:35 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Astro Station, located at 4027 Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard.

Officers arrived at the Astro Station and learned a suspect arrived at the location and demanded money while implying he possessed a weapon. The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and was last seen walking west on Southeast Galdstone Street from Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard.

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 20 to 30-year-old, white male, 5'6" to 5'8" tall, with a medium build, short brown hair and scruffy beard.

This case will be forwarded to the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail. 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 this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.
 
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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Off-Duty Portland Police Sergeant Arrested in Ridgefield, WA Thursday Night - 09/07/18

On Thursday, September 6, 2018, off-duty Portland Police Bureau Sergeant James J. Morris was arrested by the Ridgefield Police Department on a charge of Domestic Violence Assault in the Fourth Degree.

Morris was booked into the Clark County Jail.

Morris is a 20-year-veteran of the Portland Police Bureau and is assigned to the Forensic Evidence Division.

Per Portland Police Bureau policy, Morris has been placed on paid administrative leave and his police powers will be rescinded pending an internal investigation.

The Portland Police Bureau does not comment on personnel matters as it could interfere with the process of conducting a neutral, objective investigation and we must protect public employees' privacy interests consistent with the Oregon Public Records Law and relevant collective bargaining agreements.

Questions regarding the arrest and criminal charges should be directed to the Ridgefield Police Department and the Clark County District Attorney's Office.

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Andrew P Hathaway
Andrew P Hathaway
CORRECTION: Victim Identified in Wednesday Morning Homicide Investigation (Photo) - 09/06/18

Andrew P. Hathaway was 28 years old.

The Police Bureau regrets this error.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The victim located after Portland Fire and Rescue responded to a car fire in the 6200 block of North Marine on Wednesday morning has been identified as 28-year-old Andrew P. Hathaway.

An autopsy was performed by a member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, determined Hathaway died of homicidal violence.

Hathaway's body was located inside a 2003 white Chevrolet Impala that had been lit on fire.

Based on information learned at this time in the investigation, detectives do not believe there is a danger to the community in relation to this homicide.

This investigation is on-going and at this time there have been no arrests in relation to Hathaway's murder.

Anyone who observed a 2003 white Chevrolet Impala in the area of the 6200 block of North Marine Drive on Wednesday, September 5, 2018; or has information about the murder of Hathaway should contact Detective Vince Cui at 503-823-0449, Vince.Cui@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Travis Law at 503-823-9786 or Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at 1:01 a.m., Portland Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the report of a vehicle fire in the 6200 block of North Marine Drive. As firefighters battled the car fire they located what was believed to be a deceased person inside the vehicle and requested North Precinct officers respond to the scene.

Members with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail have responded to assume this suspicious death investigation. Criminalist with the Forensic Evidence Division also responded to assist with this investigation.

The Portland Police Bureau Public Information Officer will not be responding to the scene. The investigation is in its early stages and there is no additional information to provide at this time. Updates are expected to be provided as they are learned later today.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation 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 this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Attached Media Files: Andrew P Hathaway
Deli Robbed Thursday Morning in Portland's Montavilla Neighborhood - No Injuries or Arrest - 09/06/18

On Thursday, September 6, 2018, at 8:26 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at Jonny's, located at 8230 Southeast Harrison Street.

Officers arrived at Jonny's and learned a suspect entered the location and demanded money while brandishing a handgun. The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and was last seen leaving in a brown or green newer four door sedan.

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 male, 5'7" to 5'8" tall, with a stocky build, wearing a mask and in possession of a handgun.

The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail has responded. 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 this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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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Nancy L. Crampton-Brophy
Nancy L. Crampton-Brophy
Suspect In June 2 Homicide Investigation Arrested (Photo) - 09/05/18

On Wednesday, September 5, 2018, members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail and Detective Coordination Team arrested 68-year-old Nancy L. Crampton-Brophy at her Washington County home. Nancy L. Crampton-Brophy was arrested in connection to the murder of 63-year-old Daniel C. Brophy.

This investigation began on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 8:30 a.m., when Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting with one person injured at the Oregon Culinary Institute, located at 1701 Southwest Jefferson Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim inside the building. Life-saving efforts were performed on the victim but they were not successful.

Based on information learned during the investigation, detectives believe Nancy L. Crampton-Brophy is the suspect in Daniel C. Brophy's murder.

Nancy L. Crampton-Brophy was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Nancy L. Crampton-Brophy will be arraigned in Multnomah County Court on Thursday, September 6, 2018.

Anyone who has knowledge of this incident should contact Detective Darren Posey at 503-823-0403 or Darren.Posey@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Nancy L. Crampton-Brophy
Strategic Plan
Strategic Plan
PPB Asks Community For Input at Strategic Plan Focus Group Held Thursday From 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. (Photo) - 09/05/18

The Portland Police Bureau is seeking community input on the strategic plan that will guide the Bureau in the next five years. A community focus group regarding the strategic plan will take place Thursday, September 6, 2018, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., at the Matt Dishman Community Center, located at 77 Northeast Knott Street.

The Portland Police Bureau will develop a five-year strategic plan over the course of this year. The strategic plan will be a guiding document that prioritizes the Bureau's goals and objectives, outlines how it will meet its strategic goals and objectives, provides metrics to assess the Bureau's performance, and ensures communication of progress to all stakeholders.

To learn more about the Police Bureau's Strategic Plan project please visit: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/76886

"This process will be inclusive, collaborative and transparent. And that means we need our community's help," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "I urge you to be a part of this process and provide thoughtful feedback, so that once completed, we will have a solid, cohesive strategic plan that will direct the Portland Police Bureau in serving our city for years to come."

If you have questions about this project or how to participate, or to request translation, interpretation, modifications, accommodations, or other auxiliary aids of service contact (503) 823-0369 or policestrategicplan@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Strategic Plan
Shooting Investigation Early Tuesday Morning in Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood -- One Person Injured - 09/04/18

On Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at 12:28 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the reports of gunfire in the 13800 block of Southeast Stark Street.

As officers and emergency medical personnel responded to the scene a caller to 9-1-1 reported he had been struck by gunfire. Officers contacted the adult male victim at Southeast 139th Avenue and Southeast Stark Street. The victim was provided medical aid and transported to an area hospital by ambulance for treatment of what was believed to be a serious but non-life-threatening gunshot injury.

Officers searched the area for suspects in this shooting. At this time no suspects have been located. As the investigation continued, officers located evidence of gunfire on the roadway near Southeast 141st Avenue and Southeast Stark Street.

Investigators continue to investigate this shooting. At this time there is no additional information to share regarding this investigation.

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

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

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

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

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

Information about this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Shooting Investigation Early Monday Morning in Portland's Gateway Neighborhood - One Person Injured - 09/03/18

On Monday, September 3, 2018, at 3:24 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at the Gateway Shopping Center, located at 9924 Northeast Halsey Street.

Officers arrived in the area and searched for suspects and anyone injured by the reported gunfire. During the search, officers and emergency medical personnel located a victim that had been shot. The victim, an adult male, was found at the WinCo property, located at 1222 Northeast 102nd Avenue. The injured man was provided emergency medical aid and transported to a Portland hospital by ambulance for treatment of what was believed a non-life-threatening injury.

As officers continued to investigate the shooting they located evidence of gunfire between the Gateway Fred Meyer, located at 1111 Northeast 102nd Avenue, and the Kohls, located at 10010 Northeast Halsey Street.

Based on the preliminary information, officers believe the victim was shot while he was located between the Fred Meyer and Kohls. After the victim was shot he walked or ran across Northeast 102nd Avenue where he was located by officers and emergency medical personnel.

At this time the victim has not provided information about the shooting and there is no suspect description to provide the public. Information learned in the investigation at this time suggests there is no danger to the public in relation to this shooting.

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Pedestrian Robbed at Gunpoint Sunday Morning in Portland's Overlook Neighborhood - No Injuries - 09/02/18

On Sunday, September 2, 2018, at 11:17 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the North Blandena Street and North Maryland Avenue on the report that a pedestrian was robbed at gunpoint.

An officer contacted the victim while additional officers searched the neighborhood. The officer learned that two suspects approached the victim, demanded money, and one of the suspects pointed a handgun at the victim. The suspects made away with the victim's wallet which contained an undisclosed amount of cash.

A neighborhood search was conducted, but there were no people located that matched the suspects' descriptions.

One of the suspect was described as a white male, 38 to 45-years-old, with a skinny build, light brown and grey crewcut hair, with a spiderweb tattoo on his neck and armed with a handgun. The other suspect was described as a white male, 38 to 45-years-old, with a heavy build, blond "messy" hair and a goatee.

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

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Andre Pennington
Andre Pennington
UPDATE #3: Suspect Arrested in Connection with August 20th Homicide Investigation (Photo) - 09/01/18

On Saturday, September 1, 2018, at 12:55 a.m., Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team officers arrested 30-year-old Jamias L. Hart-Rasberry near Southwest Harvey Milk Street and Southwest 4th Avenue. Hart-Rasberry was arrested in connection with the August 20th shooting death of 47-year-old Andre D. Pennington.

Hart-Rasberry was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Murder, Delivery of Cocaine and a Parole Violation. He will be arraigned on Tuesday.

This homicide investigation began on Monday, August 20, 2018, at the M. James Gleason Memorial Boat Ramp, located at 4325 Northeast Marine Drive. The victim, Andre D. Pennington, was transported by ambulance from the scene, but later died at a Portland Hospital as a result of injuries he suffered during this shooting. Based on information learned during the investigation, detectives identified probable cause to arrest Hart-Rasberry in connection with Pennington's murder.

This remains an ongoing investigation and anyone who was present in the area of the shooting or has information about this shooting or Hart-Rasberry should contact Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detail Detective Scott Broughton at 503-823-3774 or Scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457 or Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov

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The victim that was shot Monday evening in a parking lot at M. James Gleason Memorial Boat Ramp has died at an area hospital.

The victim was identified as 47-year-old Andre D. Pennington of Portland. A member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determined Pennington died as a result of a gunshot injury.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Detail continue to investigate Pennington's murder. Investigators believe there were likely multiple people that were present at M. James Gleason Memorial Boat Ramp, some of whom may have witnessed the shooting that have not spoken with detectives at this time.

Anyone who was present in the area of the shooting or has information about this shooting should contact Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detail Detective Scott Broughton at 503-823-3774 or Scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457 or Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov

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Detectives continue to investigate a shooting that occurred in the eastern parking lot of the M. James Gleason Memorial Boat Ramp, located at 4325 Northeast Marine Drive. When officers and emergency medical personnel arrived they located an adult male victim that appeared to have been injured by gunfire. Emergency medical personnel transported the victim to a Portland hospital for treatment. The victim remains in critical condition.

During the preliminary investigation, officers searched the area for suspects, but at this time investigators have not located any suspects associated with this shooting. Based on information learned during the preliminary investigation, there is not believed to be a danger to the community in relation to this shooting.

During a canvass of the area, investigators located evidence of gunfire.

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

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 this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.
 
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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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Monday, August 20, 2018, at 7:57 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the M. James Gleason Memorial Boat Ramp, located at 4325 Northeast Marine Drive, on the report a person had been shot.

Officers and emergency medical personnel responded to the scene and located a victim suffering from injury believed to be caused by gunfire. The victim was transported to a Portland hospital by ambulance for treatment. The victim is in critical condition.

Based on the victim's current condition, the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail is responding to assume the investigation. Criminalist with the Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to assist with the investigation.

The Portland Police Bureau Public Information Officer is en route and expected to arrive at the scene in approximately 30 minutes. Interested media should stage at the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol building, located at 4325 Northeast Marine Drive.

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

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Johnathan A Harris
Armed Suspect Taken into Custody in Portland's Lents Neighborhood Friday Night (Photo) - 09/01/18

On Friday, August 31, 2018, at 11:29 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a suspect with a warrant in front of a residence in the 9300 block of Southeast Ramona Street.

Officers arrived at the location and contacted the suspect who reportedly had a warrant for his arrest. Officers provided the suspect with directions so he could be safely taken into custody. The suspect did not follow the officers' instructions. As officers attempted to take the suspect into custody, he actively resisted the officers' efforts and directions. As the suspect continued to physically resist the officers' attempts to take him into custody, officers observed the suspect was in possession of a firearm. An officer reportedly attempted to apply a carotid neck hold, after which officers were able to place the suspect in handcuffs and seize the firearm that was in the suspect's possession.

Once the suspect was in custody, officers requested emergency medical personnel respond to the scene to assess and provide any necessary medical treatment to the suspect. Emergency medical responders arrived and assessed the suspect at the scene and determined he did not require additional medical assessment or treatment.

The suspect was identified as 31-year-old Johnathan A. Harris. Harris was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on the charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm and a warrant from Clackamas County for a charge of Theft in the First Degree. Additional charges against Harris are expected as this investigation continues.

Based on the reported level of force used by an officer in this incident, members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail responded to perform an investigation into the force used. Pursuant to Portland Police Bureau policy, deadly force includes any use of force likely to cause death or serious physical injury, including the use of a firearm, carotid neck hold, or strike to the head, neck or throat with a hard object. There were no reports that any officer discharged a firearm during this incident.

The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office was contacted and will continue to be consulted regarding this investigation.

The involved officer in this incident was Officer Larry Wingfield, a 26-year veteran of the Portland Police Bureau. He has been placed on paid administrative leave pursuant to Police Bureau policy. There were three witness officers present who assisted in taking the suspect into custody.

"We are thankful that no one was injured during this incident," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "As with any use of force, this incident will be thoroughly reviewed and we will release additional information when it is appropriate to do so."

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

This is an active and ongoing investigation. The Portland Police Bureau's directive outlining the procedures followed after a deadly use of force by an officer may be found at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/656780

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Detective Travis Law at 503-823-9786, Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Vince Cui at 503-823-0449 or Vince.Cui@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Johnathan A Harris
Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives - 08/31/18

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: 9/1/18 -- 9/16/18

Directive 215.00 Member Performance Evaluations
Directive 220.40 Lawsuits and Claims
Directive 310.00 Professional Conduct and Courtesy
Directive 310.20 Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Prohibited
Directive 310.50 Truthfulness
Directive 315.00 Laws, Rules, and Orders
Directive 315.30 Satisfactory Performance
Directive 330.00 Internal Affairs, Complaint Intake, and Processing
Directive 331.00 Supervisory Investigations
Directive 332.00 Administrative Investigations
Directive 333.00 Criminal Investigations of Police Bureau Employees
Directive 334.00 Performance Deficiencies
Directive 335.00 Discipline Process
Directive 336.00 Police Review Board
Directive 337.00 Police Review Board Personnel Selection
Directive 338.00 Discipline Guide
Directive 344.05 Bias-Based Policing/Profiling Prohibited


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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Andrew P James
Andrew P James
Suspect Arrested Early Friday Morning in Connection to August 5th Shooting (Photo) - 08/31/18

On Friday, August 31, 2018, members of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) arrested a suspect at an apartment located at 12230 Southeast Bush Street.

This investigation started on Sunday, August 5, 2018, after two victims were shot in the parking lot of the 7-11, located at 3500 Southeast 122nd Avenue. The victims suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the shooting and were treated at area hospitals for their injuries.

During the investigation, detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gang Enforcement Team (GET) learned a suspect involved in the shooting was staying at an apartment in a complex at 12230 Southeast Bush Street. Early Friday morning members of the Special Emergency Reaction Team and Crisis Negotiation Team served a warrant on the apartment and took the suspect into custody.

The suspect has been identified as 33-year-old Andrew P. James. James was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempt Murder, Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Anyone with information about this shooting or James should contact Detective Brent Christensen at 503-823-2087 or Brent.Christensen@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Bryan DeClercque at 503-823-2056 or Bryan.DeClercque@portlandoregon.gov

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

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

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

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Attached Media Files: Andrew P James
Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Saturday, September 1, at 8:00 a.m. - 08/31/18

Officer Natasha Haunsperger will be the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) until Saturday, September 1, 2018, at 8:00 a.m.

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

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Suspect Arrested in Portland Sex Assault Investigation (Photo) - 08/30/18

On August 11, 2018, at 10:54 p.m., 64-year-old Sandy S. Ortiz was arrested in San Diego, California, in connection to a Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Sex Assault Detail Investigation.

This investigation began in May 2018, when a community member contacted the Portland Police Bureau and reported he had been sexually assaulted by Ortiz from the summer of 2000 through the summer of 2001. The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Sex Assault Detail received information about the report and continued the investigation.

Based on information learned during the investigation, detectives believe Ortiz met the victim at the Multnomah County Health Department's Northeast Health Center, located at 5329 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard. Ortiz was an employee of the Multnomah County Health Department at the time of the reported assaults. Investigators believe the sexual assaults occurred at Ortiz's apartment, located at 2708 Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

The information learned during the Police Bureau's investigation was provided to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office. A Multnomah County Grand Jury heard evidence in this case and returned a true bill and a warrant was issued for Ortiz's arrest on August 7, 2018.

On Saturday, August 11, 2018, United States Customs and Boarder Protection Officers arrested 64-year-old Ortiz in San Diego on the Multnomah County warrant and he was extradited to the State of Oregon. Ortiz was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on two counts of Sex Abuse in the First Degree.

Ortiz will be arraigned in Justice Center Courtroom Three, located at 1120 Southwest 3rd Avenue, on Friday, August 31, 2018, at 9:45 a.m.

Detectives believe Ortiz may have victimized more people and may have used his employment at the Multnomah County Health Department to meet potential victims. Ortiz is known to have worked at the Northeast Health Center, located at 5329 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, and the Multnomah County Westside Clinic, located at 426 Southwest Stark Street. Anyone who was the victim of Ortiz or who has information about him is asked to the contact Detective Aaron Cole at 503-823-0871 at Aaron.Cole@portlandoregon.gov

Any inquiries regarding the Multnomah County Health Department should be directed to Multnomah County Communications Director Julie Sullivan-Springhetti at Julie.Sullivan-Springhetti@multco.us

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Attached Media Files: Sand S Ortiz
CORRECTION: Victim Identified, Suspect Vehicle Description Provided in August 25th Fatal Hit and Run Crash - 08/29/18

The victim's name is spelled Njuguna Githere.

The Police Bureau regrets the error.

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The pedestrian that died as a result of injuries suffered during a hit and run crash that occurred Saturday, August 25, 2018, on Northeast Sandy Boulevard at Northeast 20th Avenue has been identified as 58-year-old Njuguna Githere of Portland.

A member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determined Githere's death was because of injuries suffered during the traffic crash.

Based on information learned during the investigation, members of the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Investigation Unit believe the driver of a 2003-2008 silver Honda Pilot struck Githere as he crossed Northeast Sandy Boulevard. After striking Githere, the driver of the Honda Pilot kept driving after the collision. There will likely be damage to the passenger's side of the vehicle, including a missing passenger side mirror.

Investigators also believe this crash occurred as the driver of the Honda Pilot was racing another vehicle.

Anyone with information about this traffic crash investigation should contact Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team Investigator Garrett Dow at 503-823-5070 or Garrett.Dow@portlandoregon.gov

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A pedestrian that was struck near the intersection of Northeast Sandy Boulevard and Northeast 20th Avenue on Saturday has died at an area hospital.

On Saturday, August 25, 2018, at 10:33 p.m., Central Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle and the driver of the vehicle drove away from the scene.

Officers and emergency medical responders arrived at the scene and located an adult male lying on the ground and suffering from serious injuries. The medical personnel transported the injured man to an area hospital for treatment of what were believed, at the time, to be serious but non-life-threatening injuries. On Tuesday, August 28, 2018, the Police Bureau learned the injured man had died while receiving treatment for his injuries.

Based on the initial investigation, officers believe the pedestrian was walking south across Northeast Sandy Boulevard on the east side of Northeast 20th Avenue when he was struck by a vehicle traveling east on Northeast Sandy Boulevard. According to witnesses there may have been another vehicle traveling east on Northeast Sandy Boulevard at the time of the collision.

This is the 23rd traffic crash fatality investigated by the Traffic Division in the City of Portland in 2018.

The deceased person's identity will be released after his next of kin are notified.

Officers continue to investigate this crash. Anyone with information about this traffic crash investigation should contact Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team Investigator Garrett Dow at 503-823-5070 or Garrett.Dow@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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Two Suspects Arrested by Vancouver Police Department After Robbery in Portland's East Columbia Neighborhood - 08/29/18

On Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at 6:49 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to TJ's Xpress Inc, located at 9320 North Whitaker Road, on the report of a robbery at gunpoint.

As officers responded to the location, a community member contacted the Bureau of Emergency Communication (BOEC) and reported observing a white Ford F-250 truck, reportedly occupied by the robbery suspect. The caller provided the emergency call-taker with the location and direction of travel of the truck. Based on the information provided by the community member, the Bureau of Emergency Communication broadcast the information to Portland Police officers as well as relayed the information to the Vancouver Police Department. The community member stated the truck was last seen being driven north on Interstate 5, across the Interstate Bridge and into the State of Washington.

Members of the Vancouver Police Department located the suspect vehicle being driven in Vancouver, and attempted to stop the occupants and the truck. The driver of the truck did not stop for Vancouver Police. After pursuing the vehicle and deploying pursuit intervention techniques which stopped the truck, officers with the Vancouver Police Department took the two occupants of the vehicle into custody. The suspects were taken into custody on westbound State Route 14 near Interstate 5 at 7:38 a.m. Once in custody, the suspects were transported by ambulances to a Vancouver hospital for treatment of a medical condition believed to be connected to the consumption of illegal drugs.

Based on preliminary information, officers believe the suspects arrived at the drive-thru at TJ's Express in the white Ford F-250 truck, demanded money while brandishing a firearm. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash the driver and passenger in the truck sped away from the area and eventually into the State of Washington.

There were no reported injuries at the location of the robbery.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail have responded to Vancouver to continue the investigation. Robbery Detail Detectives will submit and request a judge review and sign a warrant for the arrest of both suspects and request their extradition to the State of Oregon. The suspects' name will be released after they are lodged at the Clark County Jail.

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

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Major Crash Team Investigation Tuesday Morning on NE Marine Dr -- One Person Deceased - 08/28/18

On Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 9:48 a.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a three vehicle crash at the intersection of Northeast Marine Drive and Northeast 122nd Ave.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived at the scene and located a semi-truck, blue GMC van and white Honda Passport that appeared to have been involved in the crash. Emergency medical personnel provided medical aid to the injured people involved in the crash; however, they determined the driver of the GMC van, an adult female, had died. The occupants of the semi-truck and Honda Passport did not require medical transport for treatment of injuries.

Based on the initial investigation, officers believe the semi-truck was traveling east on Northeast Marine Drive; the GMC van was turning west onto Northeast Marine Drive from northbound Northeast 122nd Avenue; and the Honda Passport was stopped in the turn lane on westbound Northeast Marine Drive, preparing to turn onto southbound Northeast 122nd Avenue. Preliminary information suggests the semi-truck and van collided and after the initial collision, the van crashed into the stopped Honda Passport.

Investigators with the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to assume the traffic crash investigation. Criminalists with the Portland Police Bureau's Forensic Evidence Division also responded to assist with the investigation.

This is the 24th traffic crash related fatality in the City of Portland in 2018.

The deceased person's identity will be released after a member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office has completed an autopsy and the deceased's next of kin are notified.

Anyone with information about this traffic crash investigation should contact Major Crash Team Investigator Garrett Dow at 503-823-5070 or Garrett.Dow@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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Joshua M Castillo
Joshua M Castillo
33-Year-Old Man Arrested for Hate Crime in Downtown Portland Monday Afternoon (Photo) - 08/27/18

On Monday, August 27, 2018, at 12:58 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 1200 block of Southwest Columbia Street on the report of a man threatening a person with a knife.

Officers arrived in the area and learned a man approached a woman, made threatening statements that included derogatory terms to describe the woman's race and brandished a knife. The officer broadcast the description of the suspect to responding officers. As officers searched the area, they located a man that matched the suspect's description near Southwest Park Avenue and Southwest Main Street. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

During the investigation, officers located and seized a knife that was believed to have been displayed by the suspect.

The suspect has been identified as 33-year-old Joshua M. Castillo. Castillo was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Intimidation in the Second Degree, Menacing, and Trespass in the Second Degree.

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

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

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

To learn more about bias crime investigations and reported bias/hate crime statistics within the City of Portland, please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/77066

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

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Attached Media Files: Joshua M Castillo
UPDATE: Suspect Arrested in Connection with SE Division St Major Crash Team Investigation - 08/26/18

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team have arrested 25-year-old Luis Enrique Guzman Espinoza in connection with a crash that occurred this morning, Sunday, August 26, 2018, at the intersection of Southeast Division Street and Southeast 96th Avenue.

Based on the initial investigation, members of the Major Crash Team believe Guzman Espinoza ,the driver of a black Suzuki four door sedan, traveled east on Southeast Division Street and the driver of a green Honda CRV traveled north on the ramp from northbound Interstate 205 to Southeast Division Street at the time of the collision. Investigators believe one of the drivers failed to stop for a red light and traveled into the intersection.

The adult female driver of the Honda CRV suffered serious life-threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital by ambulance where she continues to receive treatment for her injuries. The driver of the Suzuki was transported by ambulance to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries and was taken into custody once he received treatment at the hospital and was released from medical care.

Investigators believe intoxication and speed were factors in this crash.

Guzman Espinoza was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Second Degree, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Reckless Driving, and Reckless Endangering. (Guzman Espinoza's mug photograph was not available at the time of this release.)

Anyone with information about this traffic crash investigation should contact Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team Investigator Garrett Dow at 503-823-5070 or Garrett.Dow@portlandoregon.gov

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On Sunday, August 26, 2018, at 8:52 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Southeast Division Street and Southeast 96th Avenue.

When officers arrived at the crash scene, they located two vehicles that appeared to have been involved in a crash. The driver and only occupant of one of the vehicles was suffering from what were believed to be serious life-threatening injuries. The driver and only occupant of the second involved vehicle was assessed by medical personnel and believed to have suffered minor injuries. Emergency medical responders provided medical aid to both of the injured people and transported them via ambulances to area hospitals for treatment.

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

During this crash investigation, Southeast Division Street will be closed between Interstate 205 and Southeast 102nd Avenue. The highway on-ramps and exit ramps from and to Interstate 205 in the area of Southeast Division Street will also be impacted by this investigation. The road closures will also impact TriMet service in the area. The closures are expected to remain in effect for the next four to five hours.

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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PPB Conducts Back to School Missions (Photo) - 08/26/18

****Media opportunity: August 27, 2018, 8 a.m.-8:45 a.m.; Vernon Elementary School, located at 2044 NE Killingsworth Street, Portland, OR****


The Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division and Youth Services Division are focused on back to school missions to help keep Portland's students safe as they return to school this week.

Portland Public School students and some private and charter schools are scheduled to go back to school on Monday, August 27, 2018, while other local school districts, (e.g.: David Douglas, Centennial, Reynolds, Parkrose) will begin after Labor Day.

To increase awareness of the start of the school year, the Portland Police Bureau will be conducting high visibility patrols around all schools as part of its annual "Back to School" safety campaign.

This campaign will kick off on Monday, August 27, 2018, at 8:00 a.m. at Vernon Elementary School. Chief Danielle Outlaw will join with the staff of Vernon, and officers from the Traffic Division and Youth Services Division to welcome students to school and highlight traffic safety around schools.

The Portland Police Bureau Youth Services Division, Traffic Division and precinct patrol officers will be providing a highly visible police presence in and around local schools. Officers, including Photo Radar Units, will be enforcing traffic laws in these zones to reduce the number of crashes in school zones and to create a safe environment for students returning to school. There will be emphasis placed on traffic safety and traffic education for the students, bicyclists and drivers of motorized vehicles during the morning hours when students arrive at their schools and in the afternoon hours when the schools dismiss their students.


Please remember:
* If you're driving, obey the 20 mph speed limit in school zones.
* Be vigilant and courteous to children crossing the street.
* If you're a parent, consider walking or biking to school with your students where possible to reduce congestion, improve safety and provide young people with needed physical activity.

Remind children to:
* Never walk while texting or talking on the phone.
* If texting, move out of the way of others and stop on the sidewalk.
* Never cross the street while using an electronic device.
* Do not walk with headphones on.
* Be aware of the surroundings.

Finally, watch for school buses. Remember, if yellow or red lights are flashing and the stop arm is extended, traffic must stop.

For more information on the Portland Safe Routes to School program visit http://www.saferoutesportland.org

About the Youth Services Division
The Portland Police Youth Services Division's School Resource Officers provides services to all school districts, which includes approximately 200 schools in 7 school districts (not including private and charter schools). The Bureau's 12 School Resource Officers will service the approximately 100,000 students.

Each SRO has obtained the basic and advanced certification courses by the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO). In addition to this national and regional training, Portland's SROs also attended Oregon training hosted by the Oregon School Resource Officers Association (OSROA). For the school year of 2017/18, PPB's YSD was awarded the Model Agency of the Year Award by NASRO.

For more information about School Resource Officers, visit: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/30569



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Northeast Portland Pizza Shop Robbed Late Saturday Night - No Arrests - 08/26/18

On Saturday, August 25, 2018, at 11:13 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 male, 5'8" to 5'10" tall, and thin.

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

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Robert I Mott
Robert I Mott
Suspect Arrested During Early Morning Shooting Investigation in East Portland - No Known Injuries (Photo) - 08/25/18

On Saturday, August 25, 2018, at 5:00 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Glendoveer Estates Apartments, located at 601 Northeast 162nd Avenue, on the reports of gunfire.

Officers arrived and performed a search for suspects, injured persons and evidence of the shooting. There were no injured persons located during the initial search. As officers continued the investigation, they contacted witnesses to the shooting and located evidence of gunfire in the parking lot of the Glendoveer Estates Apartments.

During the investigation, officers contacted a subject associated with a white Chrysler 300. As officers investigated the shooting and spoke with the subject, they located a firearm inside the Chrysler. The subject was taken into custody without incident and the firearm was seized as evidence (A photograph of the firearm is included with this release.).

At this time there have been no reports of anyone arriving at area hospitals in connection with this shooting. Officers did not locate any property or structures that were damaged by the gunfire.

The suspect that was taken into custody during this investigation was identified as 30-year-old Robert I. Mott. Mott was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail and has since been released. Mott was lodged on a charge of Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

The Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gun Task Force responded to assist with the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division also responded to the scene.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance footage of the shooting is asked to contact Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division's Gun Task Force 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 this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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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Strategic Plan
Strategic Plan
PPB Asks Community For Input at Strategic Plan Focus Group Held Sunday From 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. (Photo) - 08/24/18

The Portland Police Bureau is seeking community input on the strategic plan that will guide the Bureau in the next five years. A community focus group regarding the strategic plan will take place Sunday, August 26, 2018, between 4:00 and 5:30 p.m. at the East Portland Community Center, located at 740 Southeast 106th Avenue.

The Portland Police Bureau will develop a five-year strategic plan over the course of this year. The strategic plan will be a guiding document that prioritizes the Bureau's goals and objectives, outlines how it will meet its strategic goals and objectives, provides metrics to assess the Bureau's performance, and ensures communication of progress to all stakeholders.

To learn more about the Police Bureau's Strategic Plan project please visit: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/76886

"This process will be inclusive, collaborative and transparent. And that means we need our community's help," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "I urge you to be a part of this process and provide thoughtful feedback, so that once completed, we will have a solid, cohesive strategic plan that will direct the Portland Police Bureau in serving our city for years to come."

There will be a second community focus group regarding the strategic plan on Thursday, September 6, 2018, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., at the Matt Dishman Community Center, located at 77 Northeast Knott Street.

If you have questions about this project or how to participate, or to request translation, interpretation, modifications, accommodations, or other auxiliary aids of service contact (503) 823-0369 or policestrategicplan@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Strategic Plan
Shooting Investigation Overnight in Portland's Cully Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 08/24/18

On Friday, August 24, 2018, at 12:55 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the reports of gunfire in the 6500 block of Northeast Killingsworth Street.

Officers arrived in the area, searched the neighborhood for suspects, victims, and evidence of gunfire. There were no suspects or victims associated with this shooting that were located during the initial search. Officers located evidence of gunfire on the roadway and sidewalk in the 6500 block of Northeast Killingsworth Street.

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

Investigators continue to investigate this shooting. At this time there is no additional to share regarding this investigation.

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

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

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.
 
Information about this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.
 
Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.
 
Submit an anonymous tip:
 
Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.
 
Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823
 
Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Shooting Investigation Thursday Evening in Portland's University Park Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 08/24/18

On Thursday, August 23, 2018, at 9:55 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to multiple reports of gunfire in the 7000 block of North Dwight Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and located and seized evidence of gunfire in the parking lot of the University Park Baptist Church, located at 4340 North Lombard Street. During a canvass of the area, officers contacted several witnesses. Preliminary information suggests the occupants of a dark colored Kia SUV may be involved in this shooting.

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

Investigators continue to investigate this shooting.

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

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

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.
 
Information about this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.
 
Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.
 
Submit an anonymous tip:
 
Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.
 
Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823
 
Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Stabbing Investigation Overnight in Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood -- One Person Injured - 08/23/18

On Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at 11:08 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Gateway Transit Station, located at 1101 Northeast 99th Avenue, on the report someone had been stabbed.

Officers contacted an adult male victim, who was receiving medical aid from emergency medical responders for an injury that appeared to have been caused by a sharp object. The victim was transported by ambulance to an area hospital for treatment of what was believed to be a non-life-threatening injury.

During the investigation, officers learned the victim was not injured at the Gateway Transit Station, but on Northeast 99th Avenue between Northeast Pacific Street and Northeast Multnomah Street. Officers believe after the victim was injured, he walked to the transit station. Officers performed a canvass of the area, but did not locate any evidence of the stabbing during the search.

Based on information learned during the investigation, officers believe this assault may have been perpetrated based on the victim's nation of origin or race. Officers contacted the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Bias Crime Detail regarding the investigation. The Bias Crime Detail will review the initial investigation and continue this investigation.

The suspect was described as a bald white male.

Anyone with information about this assault or who possesses video surveillance that captures the area in and around the 1100 block of Northeast 99th Avenue is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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

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

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

To learn more about bias crime investigations and reported bias/hate crime statistics within the City of Portland, please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/77066

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

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Suspect Arrested After Vandalizing Multiple Cars in Portland's Buckman Neighborhood - 08/23/18

On Thursday, August 23, 2018, at 4:26 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to 1200 block of Southeast 15th Avenue on the report of a person breaking car windows.

As officers responded to the area, additional community members contacted 9-1-1, reporting that a male was walking on Southeast 15th Avenue armed with a baseball bat. The callers reported the suspect had vandalized multiple vehicles. A caller in the 900 block of Southeast 15th Avenue reported a person who matched the suspect description had punched him shortly after the suspect asked the victim for a cigarette.

Responding officers searched the area and located a man who matched the suspect's description near the intersection of Southeast 16th Avenue and Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard. During a search of the suspect, officers located and seized a large flashlight and large crescent wrench.

At this time in the investigation, officers have located three vehicles that were believed to have been damaged by the suspect. Officers believe there may be additional vehicles in the area that were damaged.

The suspect was identified as 25-year-old Joshua J Gonzalez. Gonzalez was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Harassment, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree and a Post-Prison Supervision Violation Warrant for a previous conviction of Harassing Communication. (Note: There is no booking photograph available at the time of this release.)

Anyone who believes their property was damaged by Gonzalez in the Buckman Neighborhood this morning or have additional information or surveillance footage of the area during the incident, should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333 and reference Portland Police Bureau case number 18-286458.

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Brandi A Anderson
Brandi A Anderson
Burglary Suspect Arrested in Portland's Brooklyn Neighborhood Early Thursday Morning (Photo) - 08/23/18

On Thursday, August 23, 2018, at 2:55 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a burglary in the 3300 block of Southeast 11th Avenue.

Officers arrived and contacted the occupants of the residence. The residents stated an unknown woman had entered their third story apartment while they were asleep.

As the officer contacted the residents, a person matching the suspect's description was seen riding away from the area on a bicycle. Information was provided to responding officers about the description and location of the suspect. Officers took the suspect into custody on Southeast 11th Avenue, a short distance from the burglarized apartment.

Based on information learned during the investigation, officers believe the suspect entered the third story apartment by climbing a fire escape to a bathroom window where she pushed a fan out of the window and entered the apartment.

The suspect has been identified as 30-year-old Brandi A. Anderson. Anderson was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the First Degree, Possession of Methamphetamine, Theft in the Second Degree, and Indecent Exposure.

Community members are encouraged to visit the City of Portland's Office of Community and Civic Life Crime Prevention page at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/civic/index.cfm?c=28395 for crime prevention tips and resources.

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Attached Media Files: Brandi A Anderson
UPDATE: Motorcyclist Killed in August 15th Traffic Crash Identified - 08/22/18

The motorcyclist that died as a result of a traffic crash that occurred on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, on Highway 30 at the St. Johns Bridge has been identified as 44-year-old Hoa Nguyen-Phoc, of Forest Grove.

This investigation is on-going. The driver of the vehicle involved in this crash remained at the scene and has cooperated with the investigation. There have been no arrests or citations at this time.

Anyone with information about this crash should contact Traffic Investigation Unit Officer David Enz at 503-823-2208 or David.Enz@portlandoregon.gov

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On Wednesday August 15, 2018, at 2:03 p.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a traffic crash involving a motorcycle rider and a vehicle on Northwest St. Helens Road (Highway 30) and Bridge Avenue (leading to the St. Johns Bridge).

Officers and medical personnel arrived at the scene and determined that the motorcycle rider was deceased. The other involved driver has remained at the scene.

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

All traffic on Highway 30, between both ends of Northwest Bridge Avenue will be closed for several hours due to the crash investigation. Traffic is open on Bridge Avenue to go onto the St. Johns Bridge and/or go around the crash scene.

Drivers frequenting this area to commute are encouraged to seek alternate routes for the next several hours.

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 Lents Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 08/22/18

On Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at 10:19 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the reports of gunfire in the 9300 block of Southeast Francis Street.

When officers arrived in the area of the reported shooting they searched the neighborhood for suspects and possible injured people related to the shooting. During the preliminary search officers did not locate anyone that was believed to be involved with the shooting or who was injured during the shooting.

As officers continued the investigation they located several people that heard the gunfire. During a search of the neighborhood officers located an occupied residence in the 9200 block of Southeast Francis Street that was struck multiple times by gunfire. Officers contacted the occupant of the home and learned no one inside was injured. Officers do not believe the residence or the occupants of the home that was struck by gunfire were the intended targets of this shooting.

Officers also located two vehicles, parked in the 9300 block of Southeast Francis Street, that were struck by gunfire, as well as evidence of gunfire on the roadway on Southeast Francis Street and on Southeast 94th Avenue.

Based on information learned at this time in the investigation, investigators believe that at least two people were likely firing guns and possibly shooting at each other during the shooting.

At this time there have been no reports of anyone arriving at area hospitals with injuries related to this shooting.

Anyone with information or video surveillance footage related to this incident is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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PPB Launches Reported Bias/Hate Crime Statistics through Open Data Portal (Photo) - 08/21/18

The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) participates in the Police Foundation's Open Data initiative and is committed to making data available in an open and transparent way. As part of the initiative, the PPB accepted the Police Foundation's challenge to produce and release open data on hate and bias motivated crime. Reported Bias/Hate Crime Statistics are now available through the PPB's open data portal: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/BiasDashboard

This release includes an interactive dashboard of bias/hate crime statistics that will be updated on a quarterly basis with all new cases reviewed by the bias crime detective. Data currently ranges from April 2015 through June 2018. Users can download the raw data using the Download Open Data tab on the dashboard.

The PPB is committed to investigating hate and bias-motivated crimes. By making this data available it hopes to increase transparency and encourage the community to report instances of possible bias and hate crimes to the PPB, regardless of the nature or type of incident. For more information regarding bias crimes, visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/423009

The Portland Police Bureau remains committed to its ongoing participation in the Police Foundation's Police Data Initiative and will continue to look for ways to share more information in the future. The Bureau encourages community members to visit its other available statistics and products on its Open Data Portal. Information about the Police Data Initiative and its intent to leverage the use of data to increase transparency, build trust and strengthen accountability, can be found at https://www.policedatainitiative.org/


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Attached Media Files: crimestatsdatshboard.jpg
Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's West Portland Park Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 08/20/18

On Monday, August 20, 2018, at 9:40 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the reports of gunfire in the 4200 block of Southwest Vesta Street.

When officers arrived in the area of the reported shooting they located several people that heard the gunfire. During a search of the neighborhood Officers did not locate any suspects or people with injuries related to this shooting.

Officers located an unoccupied vehicle that was struck by gunfire in the 4200 block of Southwest Vesta Avenue. As officers continued to canvass the neighborhood, they also located and seized evidence of gunfire on Southwest Vesta Street.

Anyone with information or video surveillance footage related to this shooting is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

This incident will be forwarded to the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division for additional investigation.

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