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PPB Investigating Shooting in Mill Park Neighborhood-One Person Deceased - 02/18/19

On Monday, February 18th, 2019, at 12:47 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire at the Tik Tok Restaurant, located at 11215 Southeast Division Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and located an injured adult male. The injured male was transported by medical personnel to a Portland hospital for treatment for traumatic injuries. This male was later pronounced deceased at an area hospital.

Members of the Tactical Operations Division's Gun Violence Reduction Team responded initially to investigate the incident. Once it was determined the victim had died, the Detective Division's Homicide Team responded and continued the investigation.

Based on preliminary information, it does not appear that there is any ongoing risk to the public.

Neighborhood traffic may be affected due to this active crime scene and investigation. Southeast 112th Avenue from Division to Lincoln Streets is closed and expected to remain so for several hours.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Brad Clifton at (503) 823-0696.

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UPDATE: Missing Girl Found Safe - 02/16/19

The missing 13-year-old girl with autism, Arianna Runs Through, has been found safe and has been reunited with family. A social media tip led to locating her at Lloyd Center. The Portland Police Bureau thanks the public, the media, and those on social media who helped look for her.

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PPB Seeks Public's Help Locating Missing 13-Year Old Girl with Autism (PHOTO)

The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help to locate a missing 13-year-old girl named Arianna Runs Through. Arianna was last seen in the area of the Gateway Transit Center on an Eastbound Max train at approximately 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, February 16, 2019.

Arianna is a Native American female, 5'1", 100 pounds and was last seen wearing knee high black boots, a blue jacket and gray pants. Her hair is long in the back. Arianna has autism, but is able to communicate verbally. She likes to go into stores, but does not have money to pay for anything.

Officers are searching for Arianna and are asking for the public's help to locate her.

Based on the information thus far, it is believed that Arianna snuck out of the hotel she was staying at and likely got lost. There are no indications of foul play

Anyone seeing Arianna is asked to immediately call 9-1-1.

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Missing Arianna
Missing Arianna
PPB Seeks Public's Help Locating Missing 13-Year Old Girl with Autism (PHOTO) (Photo) - 02/16/19

The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help to locate a missing 13-year-old girl named Arianna Runs Through. Arianna was last seen in the area of the Gateway Transit Center on an Eastbound Max train at approximately 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, February 16, 2019.

Arianna is a Native American female, 5'1", 100 pounds and was last seen wearing knee high black boots, a blue jacket and gray pants. Her hair is long in the back. Arianna has autism, but is able to communicate verbally. She likes to go into stores, but does not have money to pay for anything.

Officers are searching for Arianna and are asking for the public's help to locate her.

Based on the information thus far, it is believed that Arianna snuck out of the hotel she was staying at and likely got lost. There are no indications of foul play

Anyone seeing Arianna is asked to immediately call 9-1-1.

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Attached Media Files: Missing Arianna
UPDATE: PPB Statement on Public Records Release-Listening Session Scheduled - 02/15/19

The Portland Police Bureau continues to look into the public records that have been released this week involving text messages between Lieutenant Jeff Niiya and Joey Gibson. There is an on-going investigation and the Bureau cannot comment further on details involving personnel matters. While this investigation proceeds, direction has been given to Lieutenant Niiya to cease any further conversation with any event organizers. Additionally, Lieutenant Niiya is not participating in Rapid Response Team (RRT)-related activities until an investigation can be completed.

A community listening session has been scheduled for Thursday, February 21, 2019, from 6-8 P.M. This event will be hosted at the Maranatha Church located at 4222 NE 12th Avenue. The goals of the listening session are to hear concerns and solutions from the public. There is nearby parking and the use of public transportation is encouraged.

"It is imperative that we come together to hear people's concerns and ideas," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "2019 is a year for solutions. We would like for the public to have the opportunity to share with the Portland Police Bureau their ideas for how to move forward."

If anyone planning to attend has an accommodation request, they can email: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/30697?action=UpdateItem&category_id=1143

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PPB's Response to Public Records Release:
During the week of February 11th, 2019, The Portland Police Bureau released documents in accordance to multiple public records requests for text conversations between Lieutenant Jeff Niiya and Joey Gibson. These conversations have generated a lot of public interest. For transparency, the Portland Police Bureau has posted all of the documents in their entirety at the following link: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/78708

"The Portland Police Bureau has strong organizational values that encompass integrity and accountability. We have also pledged transparency to our community," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "I have directed an internal investigation to review the context of these communications and determine if any Bureau directives were violated. If anything is identified that is deemed outside of our values and directives, it will be addressed."

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PPB's Response to Public Records Release: - 02/14/19

During the week of February 11th, 2019, The Portland Police Bureau released documents in accordance to multiple public records requests for text conversations between Lieutenant Jeff Niiya and Joey Gibson. These conversations have generated a lot of public interest. For transparency, the Portland Police Bureau has posted all of the documents in their entirety at the following link: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/78708

"The Portland Police Bureau has strong organizational values that encompass integrity and accountability. We have also pledged transparency to our community," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "I have directed an internal investigation to review the context of these communications and determine if any Bureau directives were violated. If anything is identified that is deemed outside of our values and directives, it will be addressed."

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Vision Zero
Vision Zero
PPB Announces Extra Patrols Focusing On Impaired Driving (Photo) - 02/14/19

During the month of January, Portland Police Officers arrested 86 persons for alcohol and drug impaired driving. As we venture into the month of February, Portland Police will be adding additional DUII enforcement patrols to help ensure our streets stay safe, and to prevent needless tragedies within our community.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there is one alcohol related fatality in the United States every 48 minutes. In 2017 there were 10,874 people killed in the United States as a result of these alcohol related crashes.

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

Drink responsibly and remember buzzed driving is drunk driving.

Support zero tolerance for impaired driving by reporting suspected impaired drivers 911.

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 Be safe and enjoy the season.

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Attached Media Files: Vision Zero
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Lopez
Detectives Arrest Suspect Relating to Animal Abuse Investigation (Photo) - 02/13/19

On February 13, 2019 detectives from the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Crime Unit arrested and lodged 51-year-old Fidel Lopez into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Sex Assault of an Animal and Aggravated Animal Abuse I.

Detectives began this investigation on December 4th, 2018 and collaborated with the following community partners: Dove Lewis Animal Hospital, Multnomah County Animal Services, Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State Police Forensic Services Division and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office.

No further information will be released at this time due to the ongoing investigation. Anyone who has information pertaining to this case should contact Detective D. McCormick at 503-823-0862.

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Attached Media Files: Lopez
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JaquonaGoggans
UPDATE: PPB Identifies Deceased Person in Hazelwood Neighborhood Suspicious Death (Photo) - 02/13/19

Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances of a suspicious death that began with the discovery of a body on February 7, 2019 in the 13500 Block of Southeast Division Street.

Detectives have determined that the deceased is an adult female. She has been identified as 43-year-old Jaquona Lakaya Goggans (photo).

Anyone with information should contact Detective William Winters at 503-823-0466.

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On Thursday, February 7, 2019, at 12:27 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a parking lot in the 13500 Block of Southeast Division Street on the report that someone had found a body in a vehicle in the parking lot.

Officers and medical personnel arrived at the scene and confirmed that the person was deceased. The deceased appears to be an adult male.

Based on a preliminary investigation, officers requested Homicide detectives to respond to the scene to continue the investigation. The Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

Officers have closed Southeast 135th Avenue from Mill Street to Division Street to conduct the investigation. It is expected to be closed for several hours.

No other details are available at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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Attached Media Files: JaquonaGoggans
PPB Hosts Town Halls Regarding Body Worn Camera Pilot Program - 02/13/19

The Portland Police Bureau is in the early stages of developing a pilot program for body worn cameras and is hosting the first of three open forum Town Halls this weekend, Saturday, February 16, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the East Portland Community Center. Scheduled future meetings are on the Bureau's website: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/78485 and will be updated if times and locations need to be changed. All meetings are open to the public and media.

These meetings are an opportunity for community members to help shape the policy regarding the body worn camera pilot project. Community members unable to attend any of the meetings, but wanting to provide feedback, are encouraged to do so via the online link on the website.

The Bureau is also preparing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for vendors. The RFP will ask the vendors to explain the capabilities of their systems. Once the responses are received and scored, the Bureau will receive demonstrations from the vendors and select the top two; officers from Central Precinct and the Traffic Division will test both system for six months.

At the end of this pilot, in January 2020, the Bureau will make a determination on the viability of the cameras as a useful and effective tool. If the decision is to move forward with full implementation, a final vendor will be selected and the policy will be finalized. Full implementation would then occur.

Chief Outlaw released a video regarding this project, which can be viewed at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/78485

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Guyton Photo
Guyton Photo
PPB Investigates Shooting in Argay Terrace Neighborhood-Shooter Arrested, Gun Recovered (Photo) - 02/08/19

On Friday, February 8th, 2019, North Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast Sandy Boulevard and Northeast 125th Avenue on the report of a subject associated with a white car who had been shot.

Officers responded to the area and located an abandoned white Chevy Cruz. The vehicle was later determined to have been a reported stolen vehicle. No victims or people associated with the vehicle were located during the investigation. At this time, no victims sought medical attention at area hospitals related to this incident.

Gun Violence Reduction Unit officers responded and assisted with the investigation. A suspect was located and arrested. Officers seized a revolver associated with the suspect.
The suspect was identified as 34 year-old Antoine D. Guyton. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center for Unlawful Use of a Weapon. (Photo Attached)

This is an on-going investigation. Gun Violence Reduction Unit Detective Brian Sims is the lead investigator and can be contacted at (503) 823-2079 or brian.sims@portlandoregon.gov with any information about this incident.

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Attached Media Files: Guyton Photo
Stabbing in Montavilla Neighborhood-Victim Sustains Non-Life Threatening Injuries - 02/08/19

On Friday, February 8th, 2019, at 8:16 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 8800 block of East Burnside Street on the report of a subject who had been stabbed.

When officers arrived they located an injured adult male. The victim appeared to have been injured by a knife and was provided emergency medical aid by responding emergency medical personnel. The injured man was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment of what is believed to be a non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect is described as a Black male with dark clothing. It is unknown which direction he left in.

Officers identified a crime scene and closed down Eastbound East Burnside Street from 86th Avenue to 87th Avenue in order to process evidence. During the investigation, officers learned a fight likely began on a bus and the involved subjects got off the bus at that location. Transit Police officers are assisting with the investigation.

This is an on-going investigation. If community members have information about this incident, they are encouraged to call non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333. Officers would appreciate any tips related to the incident and a description of any suspect involved.

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

To submit tips:

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

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

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

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PPB Responds to Shooting in Lents Neighborhood-Suspect Arrested (Updated Photo) (Photo) - 02/08/19

On February 7, 2019 at 4:06 p.m., East Precinct Officers responded to a report of a disturbance with gunfire in the 9000 Block of Southeast Flavel Street. As the officers were arriving, a woman matching the suspect description walked out and was arrested.

Investigators with the Gun Violence Reduction Team responded. They learned that a disturbance took place where the suspect fired at vehicle driving away. At this time, no victim has come forward.

Detectives located and seized a firearm as evidence. (New photo added)

31 year-old Lena Thi Son was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center. Son charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Use of a Firearm. (Photo attached).

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Detective McGuire at (503)823-4106 or at jeff.mcguire@portlandoregon.gov.

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Attached Media Files: SonPhoto020719 , Gun photo
PPB Restructures to Form Gun Violence Reduction Team - 02/08/19

The Portland Police Bureau is making some internal structural changes that will allow for a more collaborative approach for responding to and preventing gun violence in the City of Portland.

The first part of the restructuring started last fall when the Bureau added personnel to the Tactical Operations Division and changed the response to shootings. Previously, division members were assigned to investigate shootings with a criminal gang nexus. Since last fall, the members within the Tactical Operations Division have been responsible for triaging and or/investigating all shooting incidents that occur in the City.

Now, these personnel, plus three other units in the Tactical Operations Division which includes members of the Gang Enforcement Team, the Metro Gang Task Force, and the Gun Task Force, will be folded into one unit called the Gun Violence Reduction Team. The team will remain assigned to the Tactical Operations Division, which also includes: the Special Emergency Reaction Team, Air Support Unit, Crisis Negotiations Team, Rapid Response Team, Explosive Disposal Unit and the Canine Unit.

"We made this change to align our officers and investigators so they can work collaboratively on all gun violence that occurs in the city," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "We will continue to investigate violence committed by those who claim affiliation to criminal gangs, and continue our work with community stakeholders who work to prevent this violence through outreach and other strategies. This new model will allow for our officers and investigators to work more closely, implement additional strategies and have a more intensive response to all gun violence in the city. These crimes deeply impact our community and we want to ensure we create a robust team with the common goal of reducing gun violence."

The Gun Violence Reduction Team will be contacted by officers after every shooting. Supervisors will determine if members of GVRT, the Robbery Detail, Domestic Violence Reduction Unit, Homicide Detail or another investigative unit will respond to assume the investigation

The members of the Gun Violence Reduction Team meet biweekly with representatives from the Multnomah County District Attorney, the United States Attorney for Oregon, as well as members from Parole and Probation, the Multnomah County Sheriff's office and the Gresham Police Department to share information in a collaborative manner with the goal to prevent future gun violence. GVRT members also continue to share information with the Office of Youth Violence Prevention in a coordinated effort to reach community members directly impacted by gun violence. This holistic approach, which includes services and assistance to those involved in or at risk for future violence made available through OYVP is intended to prevent further gun violence and trauma in our community.

For statistical information about shootings, visit the Police Bureau's open data at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/71978.


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UPDATE: PPB Arrests Suspect Connected to Shooting Incident from October 2018 (Photos) (Photo) - 02/08/19

A suspect related to the October 2018 shooting at the Lucky Corner Bar N Grill has been arrested.

The Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division detectives were assigned this case for follow up. Detectives identified a suspect and spent months working to track him down. On February 1, 2019, the Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) collaborated with the East County SWAT team, and the Gun Violence Reduction Team to serve a search warrant at a residence in the 800 block of Southeast 190th Avenue in Gresham.

Detectives arrested 47-year-old Nathan A Rouse, Jr. A loaded firearm with an extended magazine was located next to the suspect and was seized as evidence. (Photos attached)

Rouse was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on the following charges: Attempted Aggravated Murder, Attempted Murder, Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon (2 counts), and Felon in Possession of a Firearm (2 counts).

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On Saturday October 20, 2018, at 2:07 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at the Lucky Corner Restaurant, located at 13604 Southeast Powell Boulevard.

Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and located several witnesses and the 31-year-old male victim. The victim was suffering from a gunshot wound and was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment. He is expected to survive.

Officers learned that there was a disturbance and fight in the parking lot of the Lucky Corner, leading to the shooting.

At this point in the investigation there is no confirmed suspect information.

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

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Attached Media Files: Rouse Photo , Firearm photo
Shooting Investigation Underway In The Humboldt Neighborhood, No Injuries Reported - 02/07/19

On Thursday, February 7th, 2019, at 1:09 p.m., officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's North Precinct responded to the area of North Commercial Avenue and North Killingsworth Street on reports of a shooting. Numerous teens were reported to have run out of the area after the shooting. Four schools in the area were placed in lockout status.

Officers arrived in the area and searched for suspects and anyone injured by gunfire. No suspects or victims of gunfire were located. No one believed to have suffered injuries as a result of this shooting has arrived at local area hospitals. As officers continued the investigation, they canvassed the area and located evidence of gunfire.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gun Violence Response Team (GVRT) responded to assume the investigation. Schools resumed normal operations about forty minutes after the initial request was given to go into lockout status.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance footage of the shooting is asked to contact GVRT 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 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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PPB Detectives Arrest Two Suspects Related to Burglary Investigations-One Suspect is Off-Duty Police Officer (Photos) (Photo) - 02/07/19

On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, detectives with the Portland Police Bureau's Detective Coordination Team were following up on two burglaries where over $30,000 worth of property was taken. During the investigation, the detectives determined two suspects had sold stolen property related to one of the burglaries. These two suspects were arrested and charged with crimes related to the burglaries and stolen property.

The two suspects were identified as 31-year-old Seth T. Thayres and 35--year-old James Cardenas. Thayres was charged with two counts of Theft 1 and Possession of Methamphetamine. Cardenas was charged with Theft 1, two counts of Aggravated Theft 1, four counts of Burglary 2, and Possession of Methamphetamine. Both subjects were booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center. (Photos attached)

Thayres was identified as an off-duty Salem Police Department officer, who was already on administrative leave for a different matter, according to the agency. Any inquiries related to his employment should be directed to the Salem Police Department.

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Attached Media Files: Thayres Photo , Cardenas Photo
PPB Homicide Detectives Investigating Suspicious Death in Hazelwood Neighborhood - 02/07/19

On Thursday, February 7, 2019, at 12:27 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a parking lot in the 13500 Block of Southeast Division Street on the report that someone had found a body in a vehicle in the parking lot.

Officers and medical personnel arrived at the scene and confirmed that the person was deceased. The deceased appears to be an adult male.

Based on a preliminary investigation, officers requested Homicide detectives to respond to the scene to continue the investigation. The Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

Officers have closed Southeast 135th Avenue from Mill Street to Division Street to conduct the investigation. It is expected to be closed for several hours.

No other details are available at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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UPDATE: Deceased Person Identified in Fatal Hit and Run-Suspect and Involved Vehicle Sought - 02/06/19

The pedestrian who died at the scene after being struck by a vehicle on Saturday, February 2nd, 2019, near Southeast Division Street and Southeast 130th Avenue has been identified as 58-year-old James A. McCree.

Preliminary information suggests that McCree was using a crosswalk when the driver of a dark colored SUV struck McCree. This intersection is controlled by a traffic control device, which appeared to be functioning normally at the time of the crash.

The driver of the dark colored SUV fled the scene. Investigators are seeking the public's help in identifying the involved driver and vehicle. The dark colored SUV is believed to have front end damage.

Members of the Major Crash Team continue to investigate this fatal traffic crash. Anyone with information regarding this investigation should contact Traffic Investigation Unit Officer David Enz at 503-823-2208 or david.enz@portlandoregon.gov

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

To submit tips:

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

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

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


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On Saturday February 2, 2019, at 12:24 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at Southeast Division Street and Southeast 130th Avenue. The involved vehicle was described as a dark colored SUV that left the area.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located an adult male pedestrian suffering from traumatic injuries. Medics pronounced the male deceased at the scene.

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

Southeast Division Street, between 129th and 131st Avenues, is closed to all traffic and will remain closed for several hours until the completion of the crash scene investigation.

No additional updates on this investigation are expected this evening. Anyone with information about the suspect vehicle or the incident is encouraged to call dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

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

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

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UPDATE: Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Continues - 02/06/19

The Portland Police Bureau continues to investigate the shooting involving a Vancouver Police Department officer in the City of Portland on February 5th, 2019.

During the investigation, it was determined by detectives that the shooting scene started on I-205 and continued onto I-84. The crime scene spanned over 6 miles and included evidence that had to be thoroughly processed. In order to capture the necessary evidence, the I-205 freeway was partially shut down and I-84 Westbound was completely shut down. This significantly impacted the morning commute, but was unavoidable to conduct a complete investigation.

The officer who was injured was transported to an area hospital, treated, and released. Vancouver Police Department will release the officer's identity per their protocol.

One of the involved subjects in the suspect truck was determined to have a minor injury. He was treated at an area hospital for a non-life threatening injury.

The second subject involved with the suspect truck remains at an area hospital and is reported to be in stable, but critical condition.

This investigation is on-going and detectives are interested in tips from the public with information connected to the incident and/or eyewitness accounts. If anyone witnessed or has information about this incident, we encourage them to call Detective Anthony Merrill at (503) 823-4033 or Detective Scott Broughton at (503) 823-3774.

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

To submit tips:

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

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

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

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On Tuesday, February 5th, 2019, at 7:30 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau received information through the Bureau of Emergency Communications that a black truck was being pursued by the Vancouver Police Department Southbound I-205 from Washington State. The pursuit then travelled Westbound on I-84 from Southbound I-205.

At some point during the pursuit, there was an exchange of gunfire between the suspect vehicle and a Vancouver Police Department officer. The suspect truck was eventually stopped on I-84 Westbound between 33rd and 12th Avenues. Two individuals were then taken into custody from the truck. One officer from the Vancouver Police Department is being treated for minor injuries at a local area hospital. One suspect sustained life-threatening injuries and is being treated at a local area hospital. The suspect's injuries are not from gunshot wounds.

This is a collaborative effort between the Portland Police Bureau and the Vancouver Police Department. The Portland Police Bureau is taking the lead on the officer involved shooting investigation. The Portland Police Bureau is working closely with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, the East Major Crimes Team and Washington State authorities.

Any additional information about what initiated this event will be released by the Vancouver Police Department's Public Information Officer Kim Kapp.

Both directions of I-84 will continue to be closed for several hours between I-5 and I-205.

"This is a complex investigation involving multiple agencies", said Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw, "We will be working with our local agency partners to ensure the completion of a thorough and timely investigation."

If anyone witnessed or has information about this incident, we encourage them to call Detective Anthony Merrill at (503) 823-4033 or Detective Scott Broughton at (503) 823-3774.

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PPB Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting Involving Vancouver PD Officer in City of Portland - 02/05/19

On Tuesday, February 5th, 2019, at 7:30 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau received information through the Bureau of Emergency Communications that a black truck was being pursued by the Vancouver Police Department Southbound I-205 from Washington State. The pursuit then travelled Westbound on I-84 from Southbound I-205.

At some point during the pursuit, there was an exchange of gunfire between the suspect vehicle and a Vancouver Police Department officer. The suspect truck was eventually stopped on I-84 Westbound between 33rd and 12th Avenues. Two individuals were then taken into custody from the truck. One officer from the Vancouver Police Department is being treated for minor injuries at a local area hospital. One suspect sustained life-threatening injuries and is being treated at a local area hospital. The suspect's injuries are not from gunshot wounds.

This is a collaborative effort between the Portland Police Bureau and the Vancouver Police Department. The Portland Police Bureau is taking the lead on the officer involved shooting investigation. The Portland Police Bureau is working closely with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, the East Major Crimes Team and Washington State authorities.

Any additional information about what initiated this event will be released by the Vancouver Police Department's Public Information Officer Kim Kapp.

Both directions of I-84 will continue to be closed for several hours between I-5 and I-205.

"This is a complex investigation involving multiple agencies", said Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw, "We will be working with our local agency partners to ensure the completion of a thorough and timely investigation."

If anyone witnessed or has information about this incident, we encourage them to call Detective Anthony Merrill at (503) 823-4033 or Detective Scott Broughton at (503) 823-3774.

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Stabbing in Downtown Portland-Victim Sustains Non-Life Threatening Injuries - 02/05/19

On Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at 6:35 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to 650 NW Irving Street, the Bud Clark Commons Day Center, on the report of a subject who had been stabbed.

When officers arrived they located an injured adult male. The victim appeared to have been injured by a knife and was provided emergency medical aid by responding emergency medical personnel. The injured man was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment of what is believed to be a non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers determined the subject was injured elsewhere, but are still looking for a crime scene. Officers have not ascertained any suspect information at this time.

This is an on-going investigation. If community members have information about this incident, they are encouraged to call non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333. Officers would appreciate any tips related to the incident and a description of any suspect involved.

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

To submit tips:

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

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

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

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Suspicious Death Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland - 02/05/19

On Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at 3:10 p.m., Central Precinct Officers responded to a report that a deceased adult male had been found on the concrete landing near one of the east pillars of the Morrison Bridge.

Officers noted the circumstances at the scene could be suspicious-in-nature, so members of the Detective Division's Homicide Detail and Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division responded to the scene.

The investigation is continuing. An autopsy will be conducted tomorrow by the State Medical Examiner to determine the cause of death.

Anyone with information about this death investigation should contact Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033

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Disturbance with Knife Leads to Non-Life Threatening Injury in Downtown Portland - 02/03/19

On Sunday, February 3rd, 2019, at 7:40 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 500 block of Southwest Mill Street on the report of a subject who had been stabbed.

When officers arrived they located an injured adult male. The victim appeared to have been injured by a knife and was provided emergency medical aid by responding emergency medical personnel. The injured man was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment of what is believed to be a non-life-threatening injury.

Based on preliminary information, investigators believe there was a disturbance on the street car between two male adults. During the disturbance, one of the involved subjects pulled a knife. One of the subjects involved ended up being injured by the knife. Officers are in contact with all of the involved parties at this time and are investigating the circumstances. Based on information gathered during the investigation, officers do not believe there is a danger posed to the public in relation to this assault.

This is an on-going investigation. If community members have information about this incident, they are encouraged to call non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

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

To submit tips:

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

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

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

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Fatal Hit and Run Investigation Underway in East Portland - 02/02/19

On Saturday February 2, 2019, at 12:24 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at Southeast Division Street and Southeast 130th Avenue. The involved vehicle was described as a dark colored SUV that left the area.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located an adult male pedestrian suffering from traumatic injuries. Medics pronounced the male deceased at the scene.

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

Southeast Division Street, between 129th and 131st Avenues, is closed to all traffic and will remain closed for several hours until the completion of the crash scene investigation.

No additional updates on this investigation are expected this evening. Anyone with information about the suspect vehicle or the incident is encouraged to call dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

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

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

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Missing Portland Man Found Alive by Search and Rescue Teams in Columbia River Gorge - 02/01/19

Just as the Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit was preparing to ask for the public's help to locate 52-year-old Richard Lee Wilson, he was located alive near Larch Mountain, Oregon. Search and Rescue Teams from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Washington County Sheriff's Office, and Mountain Wave worked together to locate Wilson. The Search and Rescue Teams are currently working on extricating him from the area safely.

Wilson was last seen on January 31, 2019, at 7:30 a.m., by family members as he was preparing to go for a run. Wilson is an avid trail runner and frequents a number of local area trails. When he did not return, he was reported missing. His vehicle was found by family members at Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge at 10 p.m. on January 31, 2019. This discovery prompted an over-night Search and Rescue operation. Wilson was located alive at about 10:40 a.m., on Friday, February 1st, 2019, by Search and Rescue Teams.

"We appreciate the collaboration and diligence of the Search and Rescue Teams from our local area partners to help us locate this missing man. We are grateful for their service and hard work to achieve this positive outcome," said Portland Police Bureau Chief Danielle Outlaw.


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Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 02/01/19

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 Directives:

1st Universal Review- 2/1/19 -- 2/16/19
* Directive 640.52, Vehicle Collision Review Board
* Directive 1501.00, Field Training and Evaluation Program

2nd Universal Review- 2/1/19 -- 3/3/19
* 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 416.00, Critical Incident-Temporary Altered Duty

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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Cold Case Homicide Detail Solves 40-year-old Case (Photo) - 01/31/19

Detectives in the Cold Case Homicide Detail have identified the person responsible for the murder of 20-year-old Anna Marie Hlavka, who was found deceased on July 24, 1979, in her apartment, located at 1811 NW Couch Street.

Hlavka shared that apartment with her fiancÚ and sister who were both working at the time of the murder. Hlavka, who had finished her shift at the nearby McDonald's was discovered by her sister, Roseanne, who had just come home after working. It was determined later that Hlavka had been sexually assaulted and strangled with the electric cord from her clock radio.

At the time, Detectives followed up on many leads and cleared several suspects, but the case eventually went cold.

In 2009, retired Detective volunteers submitted numerous items of evidence to the Oregon State Police Crime Lab for forensic testing. In 2011, an unknown male DNA profile was discovered from evidence collected at the scene. The DNA profile was deemed "a full profile," which is unusual for cases this old, where DNA evidence can be degraded over time.

In 2012, the case began to be actively investigated by the Cold Case Homicide Detail. From 2012 to 2016, Detectives collected and submitted eight subjects' DNA profiles in an attempt to identify the killer; all came back negative. In 2016, Detectives met with the Hlavka family to notify them of the efforts to solve the case and the ongoing efforts to research new avenues to attempt to solve the case.

In May 2018, Detectives researched forensic genealogy using unidentified DNA profiles from homicides scenes. This technology was brought to the forefront of cold case homicide investigations with the May 2018 arrest in northern California of the "Golden State Killer." Detectives contacted Parabon NanoLabs and the Oregon State Police Crime Lab in order to determine if the Hlavka evidence was a good candidate for this type of innovative testing. Both labs agreed it met the criteria for this type of work and the DNA evidence was submitted.

In October 2018, Detectives were briefed by Parabon NanoLabs staff and the forensic genealogist who worked on the case. The forensic genealogist was able to map three of the four familial lines of the killer and identified the killer as Jerry Walter McFadden, born March 21, 1948. McFadden was a convicted murderer and was executed by the State of Texas in October 1999. Due to McFadden's execution date, his DNA profile was never entered into the FBI CODIS database for comparison.

Detectives travelled to Texas to interview McFadden's family members and obtain a confirmatory DNA standard to compare with the DNA evidence in the Hlavka murder. Detectives obtained DNA standards with their consent from members of McFadden's family. Detectives also learned McFadden traveled to the Pacific Northwest in 1979 with an acquaintance from their home town. The woman reported dropping him off in Portland and having no further contact with him.

Detectives submitted McFadden's family member's DNA to the OSP Crime Lab and received confirmatory results that Jerry Walter McFadden was the killer.

Jerry Walter McFadden was convicted multiple times of rape and eventually murder in Texas. McFadden had been sentenced to 15 years in prison for two counts of rape in 1973 and was paroled in December 1978, just eight months before Anna Marie Hlavka was murdered. In 1979, he was convicted of aggravated sexual abuse after kidnapping and raping an 18-year-old woman at knifepoint. McFadden was paroled in July 1985.

McFadden was arrested in May 1986 for the rape and slaying of an 18-year-old high school cheerleader, and the shooting of two other people.

While awaiting his capital murder trial, McFadden escaped from jail and kidnapped a female corrections officer during the escape. McFadden held the corrections officer hostage for three days while eluding law enforcement in Texas. Labeled as "the biggest manhunt in Texas history," 1200 officers assisted in apprehending McFadden. His criminal exploits were the reasoning behind changing the parole qualifications in the State of Texas.

The Cold Case Homicide Detail would like to thank Parabon NanoLabs and the Oregon State Police Crime Lab, the Hlavka family and the family members of McFadden for helping bring a resolution in this case.

Cold Case Detectives are asking anyone who might have lived in Portland during 1979 to come forward if they recognize the photo of McFadden. Detectives would like to learn more about his whereabouts while he was in Portland. Anyone who has information about McFadden should contact Detective Meredith Hopper at Meredith.Hopper@portlandoregon.gov

Handouts from today's news conference can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/711149


About the Cold Case Homicide Detail
Detectives assigned to the Cold Case Homicide Detail continue to work on homicide cases where the trail may have gone cold. Their motto is: We Don't Give Up; We Never Give Up.

Witnesses may contact Cold Case Homicide Detail investigators directly at (503) 823-0400. To remain anonymous, witnesses may provide information through Crime Stoppers of Oregon.
Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.
Information about 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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Crime Prevention and Reduction Mission Captures Two Suspects (Photo) - 01/31/19

Officers assigned to North Precinct have been staffing self-initiated walking beats in various neighborhoods. These walking beats have focused around community engagement, listening to neighbors' concerns and then confronting problems learned from these conversations. One problem learned during these conversations was criminal conduct relating to car prowling in the Elliot neighborhood. Therefore a crime prevention and reduction mission was formed to stop the problem.

Last night, January 30th, 2019, North and Central Precinct Offices along with Tactical Operations' resources deployed in the Elliot neighborhood and observed two individuals prowling cars. 35-year-old Justin Paul Landers and 34-year-old James Cary Janus were arrested without incident. The investigation is continuing relating to past car prowls in the Elliot neighborhood and the two suspects captured last night.

Both suspects were charged with one count of Unlawful Entry to a Motor Vehicle, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, and Theft in the Second Degree. In addition, Landers was charged with Unlawful Possession of Heroin.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind community members to never leave valuables, including bags, purses, wallets, briefcases, laptops, tablets, cell phones, loose change or anything that may appear valuable to a thief in plain view.

Additional crime prevention tips can be found by visiting the City of Portland's Office of Civic & Community Life's Crime Prevention page regarding car prowls, https://www.portlandoregon.gov/civic/article/673530

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PPB Investigating Hit and Run Crash-Pedestrian Injured - 01/31/19

On Thursday, January 31, 2019, at 3:50 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the intersection of Northeast 109th Avenue and Northeast Sandy Boulevard on the report that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle.

Officers and emergency medical responders arrived on scene and found an injured adult male. The man was provided emergency medical aid and transported to an area hospital by ambulance for treatment of what are believed to be serious injuries.

Based on preliminary information, investigators believe the pedestrian was struck by a dark colored sedan that was seen leaving the area. Officers checked for the involved vehicle, but did not locate it.

During this traffic crash investigation, Northeast 109th Avenue will be closed South of Sandy Boulevard. Traffic will likely be impacted for the next hour in this location.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact 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 Cold Case Homicide Detail Press Conference Scheduled - 01/30/19

On Thursday, January 31, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., the Portland Police Bureau's Cold Case Homicide Detail will hold a press conference about a 40-year-old cold case homicide investigation. No information about this case will be released until 11:00 a.m. on January 31, 2019.

The press conference will be held at the Justice Center, 1111 Southwest 2nd Avenue, 14th Floor Wayne Sullivan Conference Room. Interested media should arrive no earlier than 10:30 a.m. to set up.
The primary investigator will make a statement and will be available for questions and one-on-one interviews after the press conference.

Email Lt. Tina Jones with questions at ppbpio@portlandoregon.gov.

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Stolen Vehicle / Firearm / Burglary Investigation, Two Suspects Arrested (Photo) - 01/29/19

On January 19, 2019, at 10:09 P.M., Officers assigned to the Bureau's Tactical Operations Division attempted to stop a stolen Subaru and its occupants in the area of SE 80th Ave and SE Rhone Street.

The stolen Subaru made an abrupt stop on SE Rhone Street near 82nd Avenue and both occupants got out and walked away from the Subaru. The passenger, 38-year-old Christopher Leroy Landaker, complied with Officers commands and was taken into custody without incident. The driver of the Subaru, 36-year-old Nathan Daniel Perkins, took off running to get away from Officers.

As Tactical Operations Officers and East Precinct Officers set up containment and canvassed the area, BOEC received a 9-1-1 call from a residence in the 8000 block of SE Center Street. The caller stated a stranger was inside his house and he had hit the stranger over his head with a baseball bat to subdue him. Officers made entry into that residence and took the stranger into custody. The stranger turned out to be Perkins. Perkins did suffer a minor head wound from the homeowner's self defense tactics. Therefore Perkins was transported to a local area hospital to get treated and was medically cleared a short time later.

During the inventory of the Subaru, Officers located and seized a loaded Ruger LCP .357 caliber revolver. Based on the information gathered during the investigation, Officers believed the firearm had been in the possession of Perkins.

After Perkins was discharged from the hospital, he was lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on one count each of Burglary in the First Degree, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle. Landaker was lodged on one count of Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle and one count of Possession of a Stolen vehicle.

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PPB Traffic Division Focusing on Ladd's Addition Traffic Safety - 01/29/19

After receiving multiple community complaints about motorists and cyclists failing to heed stop signs and endangering pedestrians in the Ladd's Addition neighborhood, the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division responded to assess the situation. Sergeant Ty Engstrom of the Traffic Division observed the area and also the practice of most motorists and cyclists failing to come to a complete stop as required by law at the intersections.

The Ladd's Addition intersections are roundabouts with one-way traffic and many of the motorists and cyclists, in addition to failing to stop, are also not looking to their right to check for pedestrians who have the right of way. This puts vulnerable pedestrians at risk. This residential neighborhood has a high amount of pedestrian traffic as adults, children, and pets travel on foot.

Sergeant Ty Engstrom determined this was an opportunity to educate the public about the dangers of this behavior. The Traffic Division plans to follow the public education with enforcement missions to highlight the dangers of failing to heed the rules of the road.

In 2018, there were 34 fatalities on Portland roadways and of those 18 were pedestrians. So far in 2019, there have been 3 fatalities and 2 have been pedestrians. The Portland Police Bureau asks for the community's help in reducing traffic fatalities by following the rules of the road and being aware of pedestrians.

The City of Portland has adopted a program called Vision Zero with the goal of reducing the number of serious-injury and fatal crashes to zero by 2025. Sergeant Engstrom reminds us, "Not all fatal and serious-injury crashes are at high speeds. In fact, some are at very low speeds. Please slow down and obey the law, no matter what mode of transportation you use." The Portland Police Bureau will be following up to educate, then enforce traffic codes in the Ladd's Addition area in the coming weeks.

Video demonstrating the safety hazards located here:
https://youtu.be/E8SzUMSwGyA

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Suspect Involved in Crash Threatens Driver with Gun - PPB Arrests Suspect, Seizes Gun (Photo) - 01/29/19

On Monday, January 28th, 2019, at approximately 3:48 p.m., a Central Precinct officer encountered a collision involving a Subaru and a GMC Suburban in the area of Southeast Division Street and Southeast 8th Avenue. The driver of the Subaru told the officer the GMC driver had pointed a gun at him. The GMC driver then rammed into the Subaru and drove away.

The officer followed the GMC driver and initiated a high risk traffic stop, with other officers, on the East end of the Ross Island Bridge. The GMC driver was arrested without further incident.
During a search of the GMC, officers located a loaded firearm, which they seized. (Photo attached)

The suspect was identified as 34-year-old Kelly Pyatt. (Photo attached). Pyatt was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center. Pyatt was charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Criminal Mischief I, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), Reckless Endangering (2 counts), Reckless Driving, Menacing, and Failing to Perform the Duties of a Driver.

This is one of several DUII related arrests this week. The Portland Police Bureau implores people to find another alternative to driving under the influence.

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Suspect Arrested in Connection with an Armed Robbery (Photo) - 01/27/19

On Sunday, January 27, 2018, at 3:41 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Market of Choice, located at 1090 Southeast Belmont Street.

Officers arrived at the store and learned the suspect entered the location, tried to steal merchandise and when confronted brandished an edged weapon. The suspect then left the location.

Responding officers searched the neighborhood and located the suspect, 25 year-old- Yasmine Teal. Officers also recovered evidence of the crime. Teal was lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on one county of Robbery in the First Degree.

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

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Update: PPB Seeks Public's Help Identifying Injured Man (Photo) - 01/27/19

This individual has been identified. The Bureau would like to the thank the media who pushed this press release out to the public and thank the community members who responded with tips.

The investigation is continuing into what led to the individual's injuries. If you have any information on the circumstances involving how he may have been injured, please call Detective Beniga at 503-823-0457 or Detective Broughton at 503-823-3774.

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The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's assistance in identifying an unknown person who is critically injured and currently at a local hospital. Detectives have not been able to identify this person using traditional methods.

The unidentified male adult was located near Southeast 92nd Avenue and Southeast Knapp Street on January 25th, 2019, at 7:51 a.m. Medical personnel responded and he was transported to an area hospital. Detectives are unsure how the man sustained the injuries.

The injured person is described as a white male, in his mid-to-late 20's, with a thin build, and brown hair. He has several distinct tattoos, which include: "Born in Florida" and "Made in Oregon."

Police have provided a sketch completed by a forensic artist (Sketch attached). If you have any information on the identity of this person or the circumstances involving how the subject may have been injured, please call non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333 and reference case #19-28074.

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Stabbing in Buckman Neighborhood-Victim Sustains Non-Life Threatening Injury - 01/26/19

On Saturday, January 26, 2019, at 5:36 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southeast 3rd Avenue and Southeast Morrison Street on the report of a subject who had been stabbed.

When officers arrived they located an injured adult male. The victim appeared to have been injured by a knife and was provided emergency medical aid by responding emergency medical personnel. The injured man was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment of what is believed to be a non-life-threatening injury.

As officers continued the investigation, they learned the suspect left on foot towards the East. The suspect was described as a Black male, age 20-30, wearing a blue or black hoodie, green pants, and a backpack. Officers conducted an intense area search and one person was detained and released. No arrest has been made at this time.

Based on preliminary information, investigators believe the suspect and victim were involved in a disturbance prior to the stabbing. Based on information gathered during the investigation, officers do not believe there was a danger posed to the public in relation to this assault.

This is an on-going investigation. If community members have information about this incident, they are encouraged to call non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

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

To submit tips:

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

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

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

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UPDATE: DUII Suspect Identified From Incident Injuring PPB Sergeant (Photo) - 01/26/19

The suspect involved in the incident on January 25th, 2019, where a Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division sergeant was injured, has been identified as 40-year-old Joten Uruo. (Photo attached). During a traffic stop, Uruo reversed the Chevy Colorado pick-up truck he was operating into the sergeant. The sergeant was treated and released at a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to recover.

Uruo was charged with Attempt Elude, Driving While Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Driving While Suspended, Fail to Perform Duties of a Driver, Criminal Mischief II, Resist Arrest, and Escape II. He was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center.

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On Friday, January 25, 2019, at 6:42 p.m., a Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division Sergeant conducted a traffic stop in the area of Northeast Halsey Street at Northeast 43rd Avenue. During the stop, a struggle occurred and the adult male driver drove away from the stop location. The suspect crashed into a parked vehicle in the area of Northeast Halsey Street and Northeast 53rd Avenue. The suspect was arrested and officers are conducting a Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) investigation. The sergeant suffered minor injuries and was treated at a local hospital. There were no other reported injuries. This investigation is ongoing.

The Portland Police Bureau wants to remind everyone to drive safely and avoid driving while intoxicated.

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PPB Investigates Overnight DUII Crash Involving Multiple Vehicles-Arrest Made (Photo) - 01/26/19

This morning, Saturday January 26, 2019, at 3:25 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to the report of a rollover car crash at Southeast Division Street and Southeast 130th Avenue.

Officers arrived and found three damaged vehicles, including one on its roof. All four involved drivers and passengers were transported to area hospitals with what are reported to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Preliminary investigation indicates an orange Kia driven by 30-year-old Christopher Powell was traveling Westbound in the Eastbound lanes of Southeast Division Street at Southeast 130th Avenue. A white Ford Focus was traveling Eastbound and was struck by the Kia and the Kia flipped onto the roof. An Eastbound traveling, gray Toyota Tacoma was struck by either the Kia or Ford after the initial collision.

Powell was assessed at an area hospital, evaluated for intoxication, and booked at the Multnomah County Detention Center. He was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), Reckless Driving, and Reckless Endangering. (Photo attached).

Anyone who as additional information about this crash can contact non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333. The Portland Police Bureau reminds everyone to avoid driving while intoxicated.

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PPB Sergeant Receives Minor Injuries During DUII Investigation When Suspect Drives Away From Stop - 01/25/19

On Friday, January 25, 2019, at 6:42 p.m., a Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division Sergeant conducted a traffic stop in the area of Northeast Halsey Street at Northeast 43rd Avenue. During the stop, a struggle occurred and the adult male driver drove away from the stop location. The suspect crashed into a parked vehicle in the area of Northeast Halsey Street and Northeast 53rd Avenue. The suspect was arrested and officers are conducting a Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) investigation. The sergeant suffered minor injuries and was treated at a local hospital. There were no other reported injuries. This investigation is ongoing.

The Portland Police Bureau wants to remind everyone to drive safely and avoid driving while intoxicated.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Hazelwood Neighborhood-Person Sustains Leg Wound - 01/25/19

On Friday, January 25th, 2019, at 3:03 p.m., officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's East Precinct responded to the area the 400 block of Southeast 127th Avenue on reports of a person shot in the leg.

Officers arrived in the area and located the injured person, an adult male. The adult male's injury is believed to be non-life threatening. As officers continued the investigation, they canvassed the area and located evidence of gunfire. Officers determined the shooting likely happened in a nearby apartment and there is no indication of continued danger to the community related to this incident.

Members with the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gun Violence Response Team responded to assist with the investigation.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses information related to the incident should call non-emergency dispatch 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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Shooting Investigation Underway in Montavilla Neighborhood-No Injuries Reported - 01/25/19

On Friday, January 25th, 2019, at 12:55 p.m., officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's East Precinct responded to the area of Northeast Irving Street and Northeast 75th Avenue on reports of a shooting. A car was reported to have sped out of the area after the shooting.

Officers arrived in the area and searched for suspects, vehicles speeding out of the area, and anyone injured by gunfire. No suspects or victims of gunfire were located. As officers continued the investigation, they canvassed the area and located evidence of gunfire. A parked vehicle that was not believed to be the target, was struck by gunfire. No one believed to have suffered injuries as a result of this shooting has arrived at area hospitals.

Members with the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gun Violence Response Team responded to assume the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division also responded to assist with the investigation

Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance footage of the shooting is asked to contact Detective Brian Sims at 503-823-2079. Detective Brian Sims is seeking the public's help in generating tips and any possible video footage that may have captured the incident or involved parties.

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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PPB Drugs and Vice Investigators Arrest Felon with Gun and Money (Photo) - 01/25/19

On Thursday, January 24, 2019, at about 10:10 a.m., members of the Portland Police Bureau's Drugs and Vice Division (DVD) conducted a narcotics investigation in Northwest Portland. During the investigation, officers located a loaded handgun and over $9,500 in US currency possessed by a convicted felon.

Investigators arrested 27-year-old Paul D. Wright and charged him with Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Money Laundering. Wright was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center. (Photo attached). The currency and firearm were seized. (Photo attached).

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

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

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Update #2: Description of Suspect Involved in Downtown Shooting on 01/24/19 - 01/25/19

After sorting through a number of witness accounts and leads, detectives have determined a lone shooter was involved in the incident in the area of West Burnside Street and 8th Avenue on January 24th, 2019. The suspect is described as an unknown race male, estimated age of 18 to 21, about 5'5"-5'9", with a thin build. He was described as wearing dark clothing and a backpack. After the shooting, the suspect was seen fleeing on foot to the South of the incident location.

There was a disturbance within a block of the shooting incident prior to the shooting and detectives are attempting to determine if the incidents are related. There are no indicators that the public is at risk at this time. There had been some question about whether or not a dog was injured during this incident and detectives confirm a dog was nearby, but was not injured.

Investigators still need the public's help in identifying the suspect and with any information that can help shed light on this incident. Detective Jeff Pontius is the lead investigator and can be reached at (503) 823-2081 with any information that may help in this investigation.

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

To submit tips:

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

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

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Update: Roads Re-Open Following Shooting Investigation in Downtown Portland - 01/24/19
Roads have re-opened following the closures related to a shooting investigation in the area of West Burnside Street and Park Avenue. The investigation continues as Detectives from the Gun Violence Reduction Team follow up on leads. The two subjects who were struck by gunfire were adult males. They are expected to recover from their injuries.

Detective Jeff Pontius is the lead investigator and can be reached at (503) 823-2081 with any information that may help in this investigation.

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On Thursday, January 24th, 2019, at 2:39 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of two subjects shot in Ankeny Alley near the 200 Block of Southwest Broadway. Multiple reports of gunfire and various descriptions of subjects running from the scene were provided. Officers responded to the area and located two subjects with gunshot wounds. The subjects were provided emergency medical aid and transported to an area hospital. Officers are working to identify the involved parties, including any possible suspects.

This is an active investigation and there are multiple road closures while investigators search for involved persons, witnesses, victims, and evidence. Streets are currently closed on Southwest Ankeny Street from Broadway to Park Avenue and on West Burnside Street from Broadway to 9th Avenue. Additional side streets near these areas may also be closed.

Anyone with non-emergency information about this incident should contact non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.


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Shooting Investigation Underway in Downtown Portland-Two Individuals Sustained Non-Life Threatening Injuries - 01/24/19
On Thursday, January 24th, 2019, at 2:39 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of two subjects shot in Ankeny Alley near the 200 Block of Southwest Broadway. Multiple reports of gunfire and various descriptions of subjects running from the scene were provided. Officers responded to the area and located two subjects with gunshot wounds. The subjects were provided emergency medical aid and transported to an area hospital. Officers are working to identify the involved parties, including any possible suspects.

This is an active investigation and there are multiple road closures while investigators search for involved persons, witnesses, victims, and evidence. Streets are currently closed on Southwest Ankeny Street from Broadway to Park Avenue and on West Burnside Street from Broadway to 9th Avenue. Additional side streets near these areas may also be closed.

Anyone with non-emergency information about this incident should contact non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.


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Update: Roads Re-Open Following Shooting Investigation in Downtown Portland - 01/24/19

Roads have re-opened following the closures related to a shooting investigation in the area of West Burnside Street and Park Avenue. The investigation continues as Detectives from the Gun Violence Reduction Team follow up on leads. The two subjects who were struck by gunfire were adult males. They are expected to recover from their injuries.

Detective Jeff Pontius is the lead investigator and can be reached at (503) 823-2081 with any information that may help in this investigation.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Thursday, January 24th, 2019, at 2:39 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of two subjects shot in Ankeny Alley near the 200 Block of Southwest Broadway. Multiple reports of gunfire and various descriptions of subjects running from the scene were provided. Officers responded to the area and located two subjects with gunshot wounds. The subjects were provided emergency medical aid and transported to an area hospital. Officers are working to identify the involved parties, including any possible suspects.

This is an active investigation and there are multiple road closures while investigators search for involved persons, witnesses, victims, and evidence. Streets are currently closed on Southwest Ankeny Street from Broadway to Park Avenue and on West Burnside Street from Broadway to 9th Avenue. Additional side streets near these areas may also be closed.

Anyone with non-emergency information about this incident should contact non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.


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Shooting Investigation Underway in Downtown Portland-Two Individuals Sustained Non-Life Threatening Injuries - 01/24/19

On Thursday, January 24th, 2019, at 2:39 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of two subjects shot in Ankeny Alley near the 200 Block of Southwest Broadway. Multiple reports of gunfire and various descriptions of subjects running from the scene were provided. Officers responded to the area and located two subjects with gunshot wounds. The subjects were provided emergency medical aid and transported to an area hospital. Officers are working to identify the involved parties, including any possible suspects.

This is an active investigation and there are multiple road closures while investigators search for involved persons, witnesses, victims, and evidence. Streets are currently closed on Southwest Ankeny Street from Broadway to Park Avenue and on West Burnside Street from Broadway to 9th Avenue. Additional side streets near these areas may also be closed.

Anyone with non-emergency information about this incident should contact non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.


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PPB Officers Arrest Suspected Drug Dealer-Cash, Drugs, and Firearm Seized (Photos) (Photo) - 01/24/19

On January 23, 2019, at 3:18 P.M., Central and North Precinct Street Crimes Unit officers received information about a suspected drug dealer operating in the area of Southwest 11th Avenue and Southwest Jefferson Street. Officers observed the suspected drug dealer conduct what appeared to be a drug transaction with another subject. Officers arrested the suspected drug dealer and identified him as 70-year-old Leonard K. Preston. Officers found a loaded firearm in Preston's pocket (Photo attached). Suspected illicit narcotics and cash were also seized.

Preston was charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Altering the Identification on a Firearm, Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)-2 counts, Delivery of a Controlled Substance near a school (Methamphetamine), and Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine). Preston was lodged at the Multnomah County jail. (Photo attached)

Illicit narcotics sales negatively impact our community. If anyone has tips on suspected drug dealing, call (503) 823-3333 for non-emergency reporting.
Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved homicide or other felony crime, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

To submit tips:

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

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

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

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Suspect Arrested in Connection with the Wilkes Park Incident (Photo) - 01/23/19

On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, Clackamas County authorities arrested the suspected driver of the Toyota Tacoma truck, 21-year-old Austin C. Keever-Nyberg, while he was visiting the Clackamas County Courthouse on an unrelated matter.

This arrest was the culmination of an investigation that began on January 11, 2019, when the Portland Police Bureau was made aware of a traffic incident that was recorded and shared on social media. The incident was captured on video by a Northeast Portland homeowner near Wilkes Park. The video showed a Toyota Tacoma truck driving into a group of community members. No one directly involved in the incident ever contacted police. The video was then forwarded to the Detective Division. The Assault Detail then started an investigation of this incident which resulted in Keever-Nyberg's arrest.

Detectives believe Keever-Nyberg was the driver of the truck in this incident based on information gathered during the investigation. The truck involved was found and seized as evidence on January 18. This evening, Keever-Nyberg was lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on three counts of Attempt Assault in the First Degree.

None of the individuals who were targeted by Keever-Nyberg have contacted the Portland Police Bureau and we are still interested in hearing from them.

"Thank you to the individuals who brought this incident to our attention and assisted investigators," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "Our community members are an important partner in identifying and solving crimes to keep our community safe. Thank you also to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office for assisting with the arrest of the suspect involved."

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Detective Jeff Sharp at 503-823-9773.

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Family Offering Additional Reward to Solve Homicide of Andrew Hathaway (Photo) - 01/23/19

The Portland Police Bureau and the Hathaway family are asking for the public's help to solve the homicide of 28-year-old Andrew Patrick Hathaway.

The Hathaway family has pledged a reward of up to $2,500 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in this case. This is in addition to a Crime Stoppers of Oregon offer of a reward of up to $2,500 cash to help solve this case.

This investigation started on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at 1:01 a.m., when 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, which was a white 2003 Chevrolet Impala.

Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives responded to the scene to conduct a death investigation. The Oregon State Medical Examiner identified the deceased as 28-year-old Andrew Patrick Hathaway of Milwaukie and determined that he died of homicidal violence.

There is no suspect information in this case.

To be eligible for the Hathaway family reward, tipsters must contact Detective Vince Cui at 503-823-0449, vince.cui@portlandoregon.gov

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

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

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

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Update #2: One Person Critically Injured in Single Vehicle Crash Early Sunday Morning in Southeast Portland (Photo) - 01/22/19

Today, January 22, 2019, 29-year-old Nicholas M. Woods was arrested and lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center in connected with this crash. He was booked on numerous charges including Reckless Driving and Failing to Perform the Duties of a Driver, Serious Injury.

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Officers are still conducting a traffic investigation into Sunday's event. The passenger, Cherie Swanson, is still listed in serious but non-life threatening condition at a local area hospital. The person-of-interest, Nicholas Woods, is now listed as the suspect in the investigation.

Woods may be injured from the crash. The family of Nicholas Woods and the Portland Police Bureau are requesting that anyone with information about Woods' whereabouts contact the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division, 503-823-2103.


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On January 20, 2019, at 12:04 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a traffic crash in the 3800 block of Southeast 92nd Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and learned that the driver left the scene on foot but that there were two passengers in the vehicle. One of the passengers, 34-year-old Cherie Marie Swanson, was suffering from traumatic injuries and was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment. Her injuries are life-threatening.

The other passenger, Swanson's fiancÚ, was treated at the scene.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to conduct an investigation into the crash. Preliminary information indicates that the driver was traveling southbound on 92nd Avenue at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into several parked cars before coming to a stop.

Based on information learned during the investigation, 29-year-old Nicholas Woods has been identified as a person-of-interest in this investigation as the driver who fled the scene of the crash. Anyone with information about Woods' whereabouts is asked to contact the Portland Police's Traffic Division at 503-823-2103.

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PPB Sunshine Division Extends Food Assistance to Federal Employees During Government Shutdown (Photo) - 01/22/19

****This release is being sent on behalf of the Portland Police Sunshine Division****

Sunshine Division:
Contact: Kyle Camberg
503.577.6852
kyle@sunshinedivision.org

Labor Community Services Agency, Inc.
Contact: Eryn Byram
503. 915.0083
director@lcsaportland.org

For the second week in a row the Sunshine Division will provide food box support to federal employees working without pay in partnership with Labor's Community Services Agency, Inc., NW Oregon Central Labor Council and Oregon AFL-CIO.

Wednesday, January 23rd at 10:30a.m. -- 12:30p.m., union volunteers will return to Sunshine Division's 687 N Thompson warehouse, this time to pack 150 food boxes to be distributed to federal employees who continue to work four weeks without pay.

"Our first food box distribution effort with union members and Labor's Community Service Agency, Inc. was so well received we ran out of food boxes. We're partnering again to increase the number of boxes as the need for food assistance continues to grow the longer federal workers work without pay" said Kyle Camberg, Sunshine Division's Executive Director.

Sunshine Division food boxes will be distributed Thursday, January 24th at Portland International Airport thanks to union workers and Labor's Community Service Agency, Inc. who are supporting 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the parking lot at 8337 NE Alderwood Rd, Portland, OR.

Federal employees living in Portland may visit either of Sunshine Division's two locations (12436 SE Stark Street or 687 N Thompson Street, Portland) for direct food or clothing assistance at their pantries and clothing rooms during the shutdown. To access services or find out how to support Sunshine Division, go to: www.sunshinedivision.org .
About the Sunshine Division:

Sunshine Division offers free food assistance six days a week at their N. Portland warehouse, four days a week at their SE Stark location, and 24-hour food assistance through a partnership with the Portland Police Bureau, who store Sunshine Division food boxes at each police precinct to be dispatched at any time. They provide no-cost, bulk food and food boxes to 20+ local hunger relief non-profits serving Clark, Clackamas, Washington, and Multnomah counties. In addition to food relief, they offer new and gently-used clothing in an on-site clothing room and fund new school clothes for low income children through our Izzy's Kid's program which pairs a Portland police officer with a child for a one-on-one shopping experience.

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Drunk Driver Crashes into Building Early Sunday Morning -- Arrested for DUII, Other Charges (Photo) - 01/20/19

On Sunday January 20, 2019, at 2:15 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southeast Grand Avenue and Washington Street on the report that a driver in a red Porsche 911 crashed into a building and the driver was attempting to run away from the scene.

Officers arrived in the area and, aided by information from witnesses, located and arrested the driver in the area. During the investigation, officers determined that the driver was impaired by alcohol.

30-year-old Vasiliy Kutsar was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), Reckless Driving, Recklessly Endangering Another Person (three counts), and Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run).

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

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

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

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