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Officers Assist People During Extreme Temperatures - 12/11/17

As freezing temperatures continue, Portland Police officers will be actively looking for and checking on vulnerable people and facilitating transportation to warming shelters as needed.

Warming centers are open in Portland and Gresham with capacity during day and night. Call 211 in Multnomah County at any hour for the latest information about open shelters. Calls are answered in over 150 languages. You can also visit 211's website at http://www.211info.org for updated information and sign up for emails or texts about updated warming center locations. Severe weather centers will accommodate individuals and couples, pets and belongings, and do not require identification or any other documentation. Families with children seeking shelter should also call 211 and will be directed to a shelter that can accommodate children.

During extreme cold weather there is increased risk of exposure-related injuries for unsheltered people who do not have sufficient gear, such as coats, hats, gloves, footwear, tarps, sleeping bags and blankets. For information about what and where to donate, please contact 211info by dialing 211 or by visiting their website.

If you see someone outside, unsheltered whose life appears to be in danger or is in an apparent medical crisis, call 9-1-1. Otherwise, if you see someone about whom you are concerned, such as not being dressed for the weather conditions, call police non-emergency 503-823-3333 and request a welfare check for that person. To assist someone in locating shelter and transportation to shelter, please call 211.

For additional information on the dangers of cold including: hypothermia, carbon monoxide hazards and important information on the use of alternative sources of heat, please visit - https://multco.us/multnomah-county/news/dangers-cold

Though snow is not in the forecast currently, this is a good reminder that as the cold weather continues, drivers need to be properly prepared for the weather with a full tank of gas, traction devices or snow tires and extra food and water. Also be aware of black ice and slippery roads once the moisture returns.

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PPB Sunshine Division to Deliver Holiday Cheer and Food to Portland Families (Photo) - 12/11/17

The Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division, with the help of community members and Police Bureau members, will pack 3,800 holiday food boxes, Monday, December 11 and Wednesday, December 13 from 6p.m.-9:00p.m. at their 687 N Thompson Street location in Portland. Holiday food boxes are already accounted for and will be home delivered on Dec. 16, 2017, with the help of hundreds of volunteers and three Portland Police Bureau precincts.

Holiday food box pack nights are fully staffed with volunteers, but media is invited to attend at the Sunshine Division's 687 N Thompson Street warehouse on the following dates:

* Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 from 6-9:00 p.m.
* Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 from 6-9:00 p.m.

* Delivery Day is Saturday, Dec. 16 from 8:30 a.m. --noon at four locations. Volunteers begin loading cars at 9:00 a.m. RSVP's are required to volunteer and are already fully staffed with volunteers.

The holiday food box program is supported by food and funding donations through Albertsons Safeway, the OCF Eddie Wilson Fund, Botsford & Goodfellow Inc., Ventura Foods, Franz Bakery and Shari's Cafés & Pies. Significant support through select Albertsons Safeway stores' "Turkey Bucks" and "Santa Bucks" in-store promotions, along with additional individual, foundation, and corporate food and funding, have supported the 95-year program and Portland tradition.

"This program has impacted hundreds of thousands of families in the Portland area over the years. We really couldn't do this without the support of the community. Safeway and Botsford & Goodfellow Inc.'s generosity has allowed us to continue to improve the quality of food offerings to families each year" said Officer Matt Tobey, Sunshine Division's assigned Portland Police Bureau officer.

The Sunshine Division was unofficially started in 1922 when the economy dipped and the City of Portland had to lay off some 40 police officers. To compensate for this loss, volunteer civilians gathered to serve in emergency situations -- a group eventually called the Portland Police Reserve. The Reserves found themselves responding to widespread poverty in Portland by collecting food to fill Christmas baskets that were delivered to Portlanders in need. Their efforts started an annual tradition that later formed a division of the police called the "Sunshine Division."

Nine decades later, the Sunshine Division provides year-round free food and clothing support to struggling Portland families, seniors, veterans, and the disabled through a variety of programs. While still closely partnered with the police, a civilian staff works with law enforcement to implement the nonprofit organization's year-round food and clothing assistance programs.

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Tusitala Toese
Tusitala Toese
Suspect Arrested During Protest and Counter-Protest in Downtown Portland (Photo) - 12/09/17

On Saturday, December 9, 2017, one person was arrested during a protest, counter protest, and march in Downtown Portland. The protest events and march were held near Terry Schrunk Plaza, Chapman Square, Waterfront Park and sidewalks in the downtown area over the course of several hours.

Officers observed several disturbances during today's event, but there were no injuries reported that required anyone be transported to area hospitals by ambulance. Portland Fire and Rescue medics provided medical aid to a protest member and counter-protest member, after both were pepper sprayed by a person in the crowd.

The intent of law enforcement today was to provide a safe environment for all participants, non-participants, and community members while ensuring the peaceful exercise of the First Amendment.

The person arrested during today's events was identified as 21-year-old Tusitala Toese. Toese was arrested at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Madison Street. He was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Harassment, Assault in the Fourth Degree and a warrant for a previous charge of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

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

* Portland Police Bureau
* Federal Protective Service
* Multnomah County District Attorney's Office
* City of Portland City Attorney's Office
* Portland Fire & Rescue

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

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Attached Media Files: Tusitala Toese
Gang Enforcement Team Investigates Saturday Morning Shooting in Downtown - No Injuries - 12/09/17

On Saturday, December 9, 2017, at 8:27 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in front of Nike Portland, located at 638 Southwest 5th Avenue.

When officers arrived in the area, they contacted a large group of people that were waiting to enter Nike Portland. Based on preliminary information, officers believe a newer red Toyota Camry was driven in front of Nike Portland, when an occupant of the Camry fired a gun into the air. Shortly after the occupant of the Camry fired the gun, multiple people that were waiting to enter the store ran in multiple directions.

According to witnesses, one of the people that ran from the crowd chased after the red Camry. When that man arrived near the intersection of Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest Washington Street, he fired multiple rounds from a handgun in the direction of the Camry.

Officers searched the area and have not located the red Camry or the occupants of the Camry. The suspect that fired multiple rounds in the direction of the Camry has not been located either. At this time no people with injuries have been located or have arrived at Portland hospitals as a result of this shooting.

As officers canvassed the area, they located evidence of gunfire, including multiple bullet strikes to a building near the intersection of Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest Washington Street.

Based on information learned during the investigation, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to the location and assisted with the investigation.

Anyone with information, including surveillance footage, regarding this shooting should contact the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team at 503-823-4106.

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Luis E Trybom
Luis E Trybom
Registered Sex Offender Arrested on Multiple Sex Abuse Related Charges (Photo) - 12/08/17

On Friday December 8, 2017, 38-year-old Luis Edward Trybom was arrested by the United States Marshal's Fugitive Task Force as part of a Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Sex Crimes Unit ongoing investigation.

Trybom was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Luring a Minor, Online Sexual Corruption in the First Degree, Using a Child in Display of Sexually Explicit Conduct (four counts), Encouraging Child Sex Abuse in the First Degree (four counts), Sex Abuse in the Third Degree (eight counts), Fail to Register as a Sex Offender - misdemeanor, Rape in the First Degree and Sex Abuse in the Second Degree (seven counts).

Trybom is a registered sex offender in connection with a 1997 conviction for Sex Abuse in the Third Degree and was arrested June 28, 2017 by Portland Police on multiple charges of Using a Child in Display of Sexually Explicit Conduct.

After Trybom's June 28th arrest, additional victims were located and later interviewed. Today's arrest is the result of investigations that started after the additional victims were contacted.

For investigative reasons, no further details can be released at this time.

Detectives believe their may be additional victims and are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Nathan Sheppard at 503-823-3886, nathan.sheppard@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Attached Media Files: Luis E Trybom
UPDATE: Three Arrested in Connection to Home Invasion Robbery/Shooting (Photo) - 12/08/17

Three suspects connected to a robbery and shooting on November 28, 2017, that left two people injured, have been taken into custody over the last several days. Arrested were 19-year-old Austen K. Herrmann; 22-year-old Julian M. Booker; and a 17-year-old male.

Based on information learned during the investigation, detectives identified Herrmann, Booker and the male juvenile as the suspects involved in the incident. Robbery Detail detectives broadcast information to Portland Police officers and surrounding law enforcement agencies with information about the three.

On Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at 1:52 a.m., Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies performed a traffic stop on a 1999 Nissan Maxima in the 400 block of Northwest Frontage Road in Troutdale. During the traffic stop, a male exited the Nissan and ran from deputies. Deputies performed a search with a K-9 team; but the male was not located. Deputies believed the suspect who ran was Herrmann and one of the occupants of the vehicle was Booker, who was taken into custody.

On Thursday, December 7, 2017, at approximately 2:00 p.m., members of the Portland Police Robbery Detail were at the arraignment for Booker in the Justice Center, when they observed Herrmann and the 17-year-old male in the building. Robbery Detail detectives took the 17-year-old suspect into custody at the courthouse, but Herrmann fled the area.

On Friday, December 8, 2017, at 12:34 a.m., Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies performed a traffic stop on a 1996 Lexus 300 near the intersection of Northeast Halsey Street and Northeast Market Drive in Fairview. During the traffic stop, deputies contacted, identified and arrested Herrmann. Deputies seized as evidence a firearm and a large amount of marijuana during an inventory of the vehicle.

Booker and Herrmann were lodged in the Multnomah County Jail and the juvenile was placed in the custody of the Donald E. Long Detention Home.

Booker was charged with Robbery in the First Degree, Kidnap in the First Degree, Assault in the First Degree, Burglary in the First Degree, Assault in the Second Degree, Robbery in the Second Degree, and a warrant for a previous robbery with a deadly weapon charge.

Herrmann was booked on charges of Attempt Murder, Robbery in the First Degree, Robbery in the Second Degree, Burglary in the First Degree, Kidnap in the First Degree, Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Theft in the First Degree, Attempt to Elude on Foot, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Minor in Possession of More than Eight Ounces of Marijuana, False Information to a Peace Officer, and a warrant for a previous conviction of Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle.

The juvenile was charged with Robbery in the First Degree and Robbery in the Second Degree.

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On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at 12:41 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in an apartment located on the 12200 block of Southeast Ramona Street.

As officers responded to the location, emergency dispatchers broadcast information that one adult male was shot. When officers arrived they located two injured men inside an apartment on the east side of Southeast Ramona Street. One of the adult males had what appeared to be a serious non-life-threatening gunshot wound and the other male had been assaulted. Officers immediately applied medical aid to the man who was shot, while additional officers searched the apartment and surrounding outside area for suspects.

Once officers completed a search of the apartment and determined there were no suspects in the apartment, emergency medical responders entered the apartment, provided additional medical aid and transported the man to an area hospital by ambulance. The second male who was assaulted did not require transport to an area hospital, but stated he would seek medical attention at a later time.

During the investigation, officers learned three suspects were invited to the victims' apartment as part of a business transaction. When the three men arrived they attempted to rob the victims, at which time, one victim was shot and the other assaulted. The suspects were described as three black males. Preliminary information suggests the victims knew the suspects.

The suspects have not been located at this time but based on information learned at this time in the investigation, it is not believed the suspects are an immediate threat to the public.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail and criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have responded to assist with this investigation.

Anyone with information about this robbery and shooting investigation should contact Detective William Winters at 503-823-0466 or William.Winters@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Robert Hollins at 503-823-3441 or Robert.Hollins@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Julian M Booker , Austen K Herrmann
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Suspect Arrested for November Assault with a Crossbow (Photo) - 12/07/17

On Thursday, December 7, 2017, at 8:26 a.m., Central Precinct officers arrested 24-year-old Cecilia L. Bruinsma in connection with an assault that occurred on November 5, 2017.

This investigation began on November 5, 2017 at 8:23 a.m., when officers responded to Sellwood Riverfront Park, located at 8049 Southeast Oaks Park Way, on the report of an adult female who was injured after being struck by a crossbow bolt (photograph included).

When officers arrived at Sellwood Riverfront Park on November 5th, they learned Bruinsma was involved in a verbal dispute with the victim. During the verbal dispute officers believe Bruinsma fired a bolt from a handheld crossbow at the victim. The bolt struck and injured the victim. Shortly after firing the bolt, officers believe Bruinsma left the scene in a gold Honda Civic with an adult male. Officers searched the area on November 5th, 2017 but did not locate Bruinsma.

Emergency medical responders arrived at the park, provided the victim medical aid, and transported her to an area hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail continued the investigation.

After being arrested this morning, Bruinsma was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Assault in the Second Degree.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Christopher Traynor at 503-823-0889 or Christopher.Traynor@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Bolt , Cecilia L Bruinsma
Suspect Arrested for Manufacturing Drugs near a School (Photo) - 12/07/17

During the early morning hours of Thursday, December 7, 2017, members of the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operations Division's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) served search warrants at two residences: the first was located in the 7000 block of Northeast 8th Avenue and the second in the 6900 block of North Interstate Avenue.

While serving the warrants, investigators located and seized as evidence, cocaine, cash that is believed to be the proceeds of the sale of illegal drugs, and weapon-related items. Officers arrested 47-year-old Gregory M. Brown during the warrant at the residence in the 7000 block of Northeast 8th Avenue.

Brown was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Manufacture of Cocaine within 1000 feet of a School, Manufacture of Cocaine, Delivery of Cocaine within 1000 feet of a School, Delivery of Cocaine, and Possession of Cocaine (felony level).

The investigation into both locations was led by the Metropolitan Gang Taskforce (MGTF). MGTF is comprised of Portland Police Bureau members and agents assigned to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

MGTF began investigating both residences after members of the community contacted police with concerns about possible criminal and drug activity. One of the incidents occurred on April 22, 2017, at 3:30 a.m., when the Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team investigated a shooting that occurred in front of the residence in the 7000 block of Northeast 8th Avenue. As officers investigated the shooting, they learned a home across the street from the location was struck by gunfire. No one was injured in the shooting and investigators believed the house that was struck by gunfire was not the intended target of the shooting.

During the investigation, investigators learned both residences were rented by Brown.

The investigation continued through the cooperation of community members and law enforcement partners, including the PPB Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Taskforce, agents with the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and Homeland Security Investigations, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, and the United States Attorney's Office. Investigators requested warrants for both residents based on information learned during the investigation.

Anyone with information about Brown should contact Officer Colby Panter at 503-823-4106 or Colby.Panter@portlandoregon.gov

Anyone with information about criminal or drug activity in their neighborhood should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333 or complete the Drug Complaint Form on the Police Bureau's website at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/30740

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Attached Media Files: Gregory M Brown
Justin L Fowler
Justin L Fowler
Suspect Arrested for Domestic Violence and Assaulting Police Officer (Photo) - 12/06/17

On Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at 7:07 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Portland Value Inn, located at 1707 Northeast 82nd Avenue, on the report of domestic violence.

The responding officer was informed the domestic violence suspect had threatened the victim with a knife. According to preliminary information provided to the responding officer, the suspect had left the Portland Value Inn and was not expected to return to the location.

When the officer arrived at the Portland Value Inn, he observed a male he believed to be the suspect. The suspect was near the victim's motel room. The officer attempted to speak with the suspect; however, the suspect would not cooperate with the officer's instructions. The officer requested additional officers respond to the scene.

The officer continued the domestic violence investigation once additional officers arrived. Based on information learned during the investigation, officers attempted to take the suspect into custody. The suspect fought with officers as they attempted to place him into custody. The suspect kicked and injured an officer as officers worked to handcuff the suspect.

Once the suspect was in custody, emergency medical personnel arrived at the Portland Value Inn. The emergency medical responders assessed the victim of the domestic violence situation and provided medical aid to the injured officer. The victim of the domestic violence did not require transport to a hospital. After being assessed by emergency medical responders, the injured officer was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect was identified as 23-year-old Justin L. Fowler. Fowler was lodged at the Multnomah County jail on charges of Felony Domestic Violence Assault in the Fourth Degree, two counts of Domestic Violence Menacing, Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, and Resisting Arrest.

Domestic Violence is among the most frequent and serious forms of violent crime investigated by police.  If you or a loved one are experiencing domestic violence or are concerned that domestic violence may be an issue, help is available.
 
Call to Safety, formerly The Portland Women's Crisis Line, provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources.  Call to Safety 24 hour crisis line can be reached at 503-235-5333? ?or 1-888-235-5333 or www.calltosafety.org
 
Additional web based resources are available from the Multnomah County Domestic Violence Coordinator's office: http://web.multco.us/dv
 
The Portland Police Bureau's Domestic Violence Reduction Unit (DVRU) provides officers and detectives with specialized training in the dynamics of domestic violence.  This unit also operates jointly with Multnomah County's Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team (DVERT) on "high-lethality" cases of domestic violence (those cases with warning signs associated with the most severe and life-threatening cases of domestic violence.).
 
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Attached Media Files: Justin L Fowler
UPDATE: Two Suspects Arrested in Connection to Increased Thefts - 12/05/17

On Thursday, November 30, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., Transit Police Division officers arrested two juvenile males in connection to thefts and robberies that have occurred on the TriMet system.

While patrolling the Gateway Transit Center, Transit Police Division officers recognized two males as suspects in several thefts and robberies that have occurred on the transit system serving Southeast 82nd Avenue, the Rose Quarter Transit Center and Gateway Transit Center. The suspects were taken into custody without incident.

Both of the juvenile males were lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home. One of the males was lodged on charges of Robbery in the Second Degree and Assault in the Third Degree. The other male was lodged on two counts each of Robbery in the Second Degree and Assault in the Third Degree. Detectives believe there will be more charges filed against the two males, as well as additional arrests related to these incidents.

The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail and the Transit Police Division continue to investigate the thefts and robberies that have occurred on the transit system since September. Anyone with information about these incidents should contact Detective Hiedi Housley at 503-823-1063 or Hiedi.Housley@portlandoregon.gov or Detective William Winters at 503-823-0466 or William.Winters@portlandoregon.gov

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The Police Bureau is aware of incidents that have occurred during the preceding three months in which a group of juveniles have taken individuals' unsecured or unattended items, as well as taken items by force. It is believed the group involved in these thefts and robberies is comprised of five to eight juveniles. There have not been reports of the suspects using weapons.

The Transit Police Division is working with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail to identify and locate the suspects believed to be responsible for these crimes. The Transit Division and Robbery Detail are using information provided by victims and witnesses, as well as video footage captured by some of the more than 4,400 cameras on the TriMet system to identify the suspects involved in these incidents.

The Transit Police Division has increased patrols in the areas affected by these crimes. Based on information gathered, officers believe the incidents are predominately occurring on the transit system serving 82nd Avenue, as well as between the Rose Quarter Transit Center and Gateway Transit Center.

The Police Bureau reminds community members to:
* Be aware of their surroundings. If you feel uneasy or threatened, move to another
area of the vehicle or another train car and alert the operator or call 9-1-1.
* Stay awake and alert as you travel -- know where you are and where you are going.
* Maintain close control of your belongings. Do not put your purse, shopping bag or
backpack on the seat next to you. Keep them in your lap, under your arm or between
your feet.
* Avoid displaying expensive jewelry or electronic devices.
* The Police Bureau encourages everyone to be an observant witness. If you observe
behavior that violates TriMet rules or the law, contact fare inspectors or police.
Contact 9-1-1 if you observe a crime.
* If you are the victim of a crime, please evaluate the benefit of confronting the
suspect. Often times, providing police with a good description of the suspect and
the direction the left the scene is the safest for everyone.
* If you are a witness to a crime, please remain on-scene or provide the emergency
call-taker with your contact information so officers may contact you at a later time.
Anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a person
who commits a crime on TriMet may receive up to a $1,000.00 reward provided by
TriMet.

Detectives have identified several people believed to be involved in these incidents and anticipate arrests in the near future as the investigations continue. Anyone with information regarding these crimes or similar crimes committed on the TriMet system should call 503-823-3333.

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Shooting Investigation Overnight in Portland's Lents Neighborhood -- No Known Injuries - 12/05/17

On Tuesday December 5, 2017, at 11:59 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 9100 block of Southeast Duke Street.

Officers arrived and located an occupied home struck by gunfire.

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

Officers were not able to locate any suspects associated with this shooting.

Officers learned that prior to hearing a gunshot; several men were heard arguing near the residence that was struck by gunfire. A witness also told police, a dark colored sedan was observed leaving the area shortly after the gunfire.

Based on preliminary information it is not believed the residence that was struck by gunfire was the intended target of this shooting.

Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Early Morning Stabbing Investigation in West Portland Park Neighborhood -- Two People Injured - 12/05/17

On Tuesday December 5, 2017, at 12:16 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing in the 5000 block of Southwest Pasadena Street.

As officers and emergency medical responders arrived in the area of the call, emergency medical personnel located an adult male with stab injuries in a parking lot in the 10000 block of Southwest Barbur Boulevard. Emergency medical personnel provided medical aid to the adult man while additional officers responded to the original 9-1-1 call location in the 5000 block of Southwest Pasadena Street. Officers located another adult male with stab wounds in a residence on Southwest Pasadena Street. Emergency medical responders provided medical aid to the second injured subject. Both men were transported to area hospitals by ambulance with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

During the preliminary investigation, officers learned the injured men knew one another and were involved in a disturbance in Holly Farm Park, located at 10819 Southwest Capitol Highway. Based on information gathered during the investigation, officers believe that shortly after the disturbance, the men left Holly Farm Park and walked to the locations where they were contacted by officers and emergency medical personnel. Officers believe the two men were the only individuals involved in the disturbance.

Officers located and seized a knife during a search of the residence on Southwest Pasadena Street.

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

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

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Jacob J McGhee
Jacob J McGhee
CORRECTION: UPDATE #2: Suspect Arrested in Connection with November 7th Death Investigation (Photo) - 12/04/17

Richard Whitmore's name was incorrectly spelled in the original release.

The Police Bureau regrets the error.

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On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detail detectives booked 42-year-old Jacob J. McGhee into jail in connection with the November 7th death of 30-year-old Richard Whitmore.

McGhee was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Murder, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and a post prison violation for a previous conviction of Robbery in the Second Degree. He will be arraigned on Wednesday.

This investigation started on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at 11:24 p.m., when Central Precinct officers were dispatched to the report of a stabbing near Southeast 2nd Avenue and Southeast Morrison Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located Whitmore lying on the ground, surrounded by a significant amount of blood. Whitmore was transported to an area hospital by ambulance where he died. Homicide detectives responded to the scene and began an investigation into Whitmore's death. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined that Whitmore died of homicidal violence as a result of a sharp force injury.

During the investigation, detectives developed probable cause to arrest McGhee in connection with the death of Whitemore and secured a warrant for his arrest.

On Tuesday, November 28, at 2:24 p.m., Central Precinct officers were working in the area of East Burnside Street and 14th Avenue when they observed McGhee. The officers knew McGhee was wanted in connection with the murder of Whitmore. The officers contacted and arrested McGhee.

This remains an ongoing investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762 or Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov

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The victim killed during a disturbance late Tuesday night has been identified as 30-year-old Richard Whitmore of Portland.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner Determined Whitmore died of homicidal violence caused by a sharp force injury.

Anyone with information about Whitmore's death should contact Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457 or Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov

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On Tuesday November 7, 2017, at 11:24 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing in the area of Southeast 2nd Avenue and Southeast Morrison Street.

When officers and emergency medical personnel arrived on scene they located an adult male lying on the ground. A large amount of blood was observed around the man as emergency responders approached. Medical personnel provided the victim medical aid and transported him by ambulance to an area hospital where died of his injuries.

Based on preliminary information, investigators believe the victim and the suspect were involved in a fight on Southeast Morrison Street east of Southeast Water Avenue. During the fight the victim sustained serious injuries but was able to walk to Southeast 2nd Avenue and Southeast Morrison Street, where he fell to the ground. Community members observed the victim on the ground and called 9-1-1.

Officers continue to search for the suspect in this incident.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Detail and criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to assist with this death investigation.

A member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office will perform an autopsy in the coming days to attempt to identify a cause of death. The cause of death and identity of the victim will not be released until after the autopsy and the next of kin have been notified.

This investigation is in its early stages and there is no additional information available at this time. Additional information will be provided through updates to this release when available.

The PIO is not responding to the scen of this investigation at this time.

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

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Attached Media Files: Jacob J McGhee
UPDATE: Fatal Crash Investigation Underway on Boones Ferry Road - 12/04/17

The passenger of a 2016 Jaguar F-Type sedan killed Sunday evening on Southwest Boones Ferry Road has been identified as 44-year-old Shad M. Alexander of Aloha.

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


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On Sunday December 3, 2017, at 5:57 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a single vehicle traffic crash on Southwest Boones Ferry Road near Alfred Street. The caller reported that the vehicle was stuck in a tree down an embankment.

Officers, firefighters, and medical personnel arrived and were able to get both driver and passenger out of the vehicle. The driver did not appear to be suffering from any serious injuries; however, the passenger did not survive the crash.

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

Southwest Boones Ferry Road is closed in both directions, from Colony Drive to Terwilliger Boulevard, and is expected to remain so for several hours until the crash scene is clear.

No additional updates on this crash are expected this evening.

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: Suspect Arrested in Connection to Shooting in Southeast Portland (Photo) - 12/04/17

As officers investigated a shooting that took place at the Mystic Gentleman's Club on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at 9:22 p.m., they identified a suspect in the shooting.

Once officers identified the suspect, surrounding law enforcement agencies were informed of the suspect's identity and associated vehicle.

On Thursday, November 30, 2017, at approximately 12:15 a.m., the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office notified Portland Police they had taken the suspect associated with the Mystic Gentleman's Club shooting into custody after they responded to the report of gunfire in their jurisdiction.

Portland Police Officers responded to Clackamas County and took custody of 31-year-old Daniel Frank. A firearm was located and seized as evidence at the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office custody location.

Frank was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on November 30, 2017 on charges of Unlawful Use of a Weapon (two counts) and Menacing.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###


On Wednesday November 29, 2017, at 9:22 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire outside the Mystic Gentleman's Club, located at 9950 Southeast Stark Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to witnesses who reported to police that the male suspect left the club, fired several rounds from a handgun into the air, then left the area. No gunshot victims were located at the scene or arrived at any area hospitals. Evidence of gunfire was located at the scene.

The only suspect description available is a white male in his 30s. Officers checked the area but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333, reference case number 17-393097.

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Attached Media Files: Daniel Frank
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Safeway Winter Wonderland Holiday Show Opens Friday to Help those in Need (Photo) - 12/04/17

The Safeway Winter Wonderland holiday light show, powered by Advantis Credit Union, continues every night at Portland International Raceway. The light show now operates as a fundraiser for the Portland Police Sunshine Division's food and clothing assistance programs. A title sponsorship from the Safeway Foundation, and a "powered by" sponsorship from Advantis Credit Union provide significant funding support for the holiday light show this year.

The show hours are Sunday -- Thursday, 5:30pm -- 9:30pm and Friday -- Saturday, 5pm -- 11pm. A detailed schedule of events can be seen at http://winterwonderlandportland.com/

Purchase advance tickets online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/winter-wonderland-portland-tickets-37406709475 or for $2 off at all Portland-area Safeway stores at customer service.

Lights & Leashes Dog Walk Night -- December 5th from 5:30pm -- 9:30pm (at PIR)
Walk the light show with or without your dog, partnering with our canine friends: Fences for Fido and Pacific Pug Rescue. Meet the hardest working dogs in Portland, Portland Police Bureau's K-9s. Bring a bag of no-grain dog food, dress up your pooch for the 7pm costume contest emceed by KINK fm, and stop by the Lloyd Center and SantaCon booth to visit Santa!
No cars or motorized vehicles of any kind, roller blades, bikes, or scooters are allowed on the track.

Night of Holiday Misfits Costume Walk -- December 7th from 5:30pm -- 9:30pm (at PIR)
Don your favorite holiday misfit costume and walk through Winter Wonderland! 7:00pm -- Costume contest emceed by Huggie from 95.5. Purchase food onsite from several local food carts or Franz Bread's onsite made to order grilled cheese sandwiches! Beer, wine, and cider sampling for 21 and over. Offering a variety of local beers, wines, and ciders from Portland Cider Company, the official cider sponsor for Night of Holiday Misfits! No cars or motorized vehicles of any kind, roller blades, bikes, or scooters are allowed on the track. Free parking is available in the parking lot.

The Sunshine Division has been committed to making holiday seasons brighter for local families since 1923. Winter Wonderland aligns with that mission by creating a platform to generate community support during a critical time of year. The 2017 show will be managed on behalf of Sunshine Division with support from the Hood To Coast Race Series staff. This year's show closes Tuesday, December 26, 2017.

ABOUT WINTER WONDERLAND
Recognized throughout the Pacific Northwest as the "Largest Holiday Light Show West of the Mississippi", the 25th annual Winter Wonderland Holiday Light Show at Portland International Raceway is now a signature fund and food-raiser for the Sunshine Division. Spectators can enjoy the most impressive drive-through light show in the region, viewing over 250 colorful light set pieces and many fully animated scenes from the comfort of their own vehicle. Over two million visitors have taken the Winter Wonderland journey since its origin.

ABOUT THE SUNSHINE DIVISION
Since 1923 the Sunshine Division has provided free emergency food and clothing to families and individuals in times of crisis. This December marks 95 years that Sunshine Division and Portland Police Bureau members will home deliver holiday food boxes. This year, 2,500 food boxes will be delivered to families in need via three Portland police precincts and the Sunshine Division warehouse. An additional 1,250 holiday food boxes will be distributed via 20+ local non-profits throughout the metro area (at no cost) to help the families and individuals they serve in their communities.

We are the only charity in the U.S. working side-by-side with first responders to distribute food and clothing 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We currently serve approximately 1,300 households EACH MONTH directly at our facility in North Portland where families can access FREE food and clothing 6 days a week, year round. In November 2017, Sunshine Division opened a second food pantry and clothing room facility at SE Stark Street in Portland, Oregon.
Sunshine Division is also a small food bank, assisting more than 25 local non-profits in the four county area, the Portland Police Bureau, and other local first responders, by providing them with FREE bulk food, clothing, holiday food boxes, and/or emergency food boxes to distribute throughout the metro area. All services we provide to individuals and other agencies are 100% free.

More than .90 cents of every donation goes to Sunshine's mission and programs. Our efficiency makes us the only local food relief organization to receive five consecutive "four-star ratings" from the charity watchdog organization, Charity Navigator. Only 7% of the charities rated nationally have received five consecutive 4-star evaluations.

For Sunshine Division: Kyle Camberg, Executive Director
Cell: 503.577.6852 or Email: kyle@sunshinedivision.org


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Early Morning Shooting Investigation in Lents Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 12/04/17

On Monday December 4, 2017, at 12:57 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 8900 block of Southeast Rhone Street.

Officers arrived and located an occupied home struck by gunfire. As officers canvassed the area, they located additional evidence of gunfire.

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

Officers were not able to locate any suspects associated with this shooting.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Shooting Investigation Overnight in Portland's Parkrose Heights Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 12/04/17

On Sunday December 3, 2017, at 10:45 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 11600 block of Northeast Knott Street.

Officers arrived and located several vehicles and an occupied home struck by gunfire. No gunshot victims were located at the scene or have arrived at any area hospitals.

Officers were not able to locate any suspects associated with this shooting.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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UPDATE: Robbery Investigation Underway in the Montavilla Neighborhood - Two Suspects in Custody (Photo) - 12/03/17

Robbery detectives arrested a third person in connection with this incident. All three were booked into jail on Saturday evening.

28-year-old Jody Wafer, 29-year-old Trent Knight, and 27-year-old Brittany Kizzee were booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree, Robbery in the Second Degree, Kidnap in the First Degree, Federal holds. All three will be arraigned on Monday in Multnomah County Court.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Saturday December 2, 2017, at 10:35 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Public Storage facility located at 1202 Southeast 82nd Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victim who told officers that two men armed with handguns restrained him and took keys to the facility. The victim was able to get free and have someone call 9-1-1. The suspects left the area prior to police arrival but officers received information that the two suspects were inside the Portland International Airport.

Coordinating with the Port of Portland Police Department, both suspects were arrested without incident and turned over to Portland Police Bureau Robbery detectives as part of the ongoing investigation.

No further information is available at this time. The suspects' identities and charges will be released once they are booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Concordia Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 12/02/17

On Saturday December 12, 2017, at 12:09 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire at Northeast 27th Avenue and Lombard Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to witnesses who described seeing a man get out of a vehicle and fired multiple rounds from a handgun at the occupants of a different vehicle. After the gunfire, both vehicles were driven out of the area. No gunshot victims were located at the scene or have arrived at any area hospitals.

The shooting suspect is described as a black male in his 20s to 30s with dread-locked hair. Investigators are working to verify the descriptions of vehicles involved in this incident.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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UPDATE: Homicide Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Mt. Scott-Arleta Neighborhood (Photo) - 12/02/17

Homicide detectives have identified a suspect in today's homicide.

30-year-old Tyler Nees has an active murder warrant in connection with the homicide of his father, 64-year-old Brian Nees.

Tyler Nees is described as a white male, 6'00" tall, 190 pounds, short red hair, and blue eyes.

Homicide detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances leading to Brian Nees' death.

Anyone seeing Tyler Nees is asked not to approach but to immediately call 9-1-1.

Anyone with non-emergent information should contact Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-0696, brad.clifton@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Todd Gradwahl at 503-823-0991, todd.gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov.

Anonymous information may be shared with Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Saturday December 2, 2017, at 1:55 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing in the area of Southeast 72nd Avenue and Woodstock Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and located a male in his 60s suffering from traumatic injuries. The victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment.

Officers learned that the stabbing occurred at a nearby apartment and the victim ran to seek help. Officers conducted an extensive neighborhood search for the suspect but did not locate anyone matching his description. The suspect is believed to be a male in his 30s, 6'00" tall, short hair, possibly wearing a hooded sweatshirt.

At approximately 5:45 a.m., officers were notified that the victim died at the hospital.

Homicide detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division are at the scene in the early stages of the investigation.

Based on preliminary information, there is not believed to be any immediate danger to neighborhood residents.

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

For any interested media, the Public Information Officer (PIO) will be at the scene at approximately 10:00 a.m. for interview availability.

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Fatal Crash Investigation Underway on North Denver Avenue - 12/02/17

On Saturday December 2, 2017, at 8:40 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a head-on traffic crash on North Denver Avenue, just north of Columbia Boulevard. As officers were responding to the scene, the caller reported that CPR was being performed on one of the drivers.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and determined that one driver was deceased. Occupants of the other vehicle did not suffer any serious injuries.

Preliminary information indicates the deceased driver may have suffered a medical event while driving, leading to the crash.

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

Traffic on North Denver Avenue will be affected until the crash scene is clear.

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

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

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Shooting Investigation Underway at North Portland's McCoy Park - No Known Injuries - 12/01/17

On Friday December 1, 2017, at 5:43 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire near the basketball courts on the north side of McCoy Park, near the intersection of North Newman Avenue and Fessenden Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted witnesses who described hearing gunfire and a vehicle speeding away westbound on Fessenden Street. Officers canvassing the area located evidence of gunfire on the west side of McCoy Park on Fiske Avenue, and damage to a residence across the park on North Newman Avenue. Witnesses reported that several young people were playing basketball at the time of the shooting.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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28 Citations, 29 Warnings Issued During Thursday Evening #VisionZero Traffic Safety Mission (Photo) - 12/01/17

In the evening hours of Thursday November 30, 2017, the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division, assisted by officers from Central, East, and North Precincts, conducted a Vision Zero traffic safety mission along Southeast 82nd Avenue from Division Street to Foster Road.

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

In total, 28 citations were issued as well as 29 written warnings.

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

There have been 49 traffic fatalities in the City of Portland this year.

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: Transit Police Investigating Pedestrian Fatality Involving MAX Train in Lower Southeast Portland - 12/01/17

Traffic and MAX operations have resumed normal operations in the area of Southeast 17th Avenue and McLoughlin Boulevard after investigators cleared the scene.

This incident remains under investigation; however, preliminary information indicates that the person killed was lying on the tracks prior to being struck by a southbound MAX train operator. A second MAX train operator came upon the deceased and called 9-1-1. The deceased is an adult male.

Investigators are continuing to gather information to determine how the person came to be lying on the tracks, including whether or not it was an intentional act.

No additional information is expected to be released until Monday.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Friday December 1, 2017, at 6:13 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast 17th Avenue and McLoughlin Boulevard on the report of a pedestrian down on the MAX tracks. The caller, a MAX Operator, reported that the person appeared to be deceased.

Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and determined that the person was deceased.

The details about how the crash occurred are not yet known but preliminary information indicates there may be as many as two different MAX trains involved in the incident.

MAX Orange Line Service has been disrupted and there is not estimate on when it will be back operating. Also, traffic in the area of Southeast 17th Avenue and McLoughlin Boulevard is impacted by the crash investigation.

TriMet users should check http://www.trimet.org for updates to service.

Updates on this investigation will be released as they become available.

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Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives - 12/01/17

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

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

These Directives in 1st Universal Review will remain posted with comments collected from Friday, December 1, 2017 through Saturday, December 30, 2017.

* Directive 300.00, Statement of Ethical Conduct
* Directive 313.10, Gratuities, Gifts, and Rewards
* Directive 660.32, Agent/Informant Processing
* Directive 1500.00, Training

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


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Southeast Portland Restaurant Robbed at Gunpoint on Thursday Afternoon - 11/30/17

On Thursday November 30, 2017, at 1:55 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the China Wind Restaurant, located at 8355 Southeast Powell Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to employees who told police that the suspect displayed a handgun while demanding money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the restaurant without incident.

The suspect was described as a black male in his 20s, 5'8" tall, thin build, light brown complexion, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, armed with a handgun.

Several officers, including a Police K-9 Unit, checked the area but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

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

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

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Nine Citations, Four Warnings Issued During Thursday Morning #VisionZero Traffic Safety Mission (Photo) - 11/30/17

In the morning hours of Thursday November 30, 2017, the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division conducted a Vision Zero traffic safety mission along West Burnside Street from the Willamette River to Northwest 21st Avenue.

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

In total, nine citations were issued as well as four written warnings. One driver was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) - Marijuana.

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

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

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

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Shooting Investigation Overnight in Southeast Portland - One Person Injured - 11/30/17

On Thursday November 30, 2017, 12:21 a.m., East Precinct officers responded the 13000 block of Southeast Stark Street on the report of a person suffering a gunshot wound.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the 34-year-old male victim suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Officers rendered immediate medical aid until paramedics arrived and transported the victim by ambulance to a Portland hospital. He is expected to survive his injuries.

Officer learned that the shooting actually occurred in the 15700 block of Northeast Halsey Street, where evidence of gunfire was located and seized as evidence.

Based on information learned during the initial investigation, the Gang Enforcement Team (GET) responded to continue the investigation. There is no useful suspect information at this time.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact GET at 503-823-4106.

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UPDATE: Suspects Arrested After Burglary in Madison South Neighborhood (Photo) - 11/29/17

The two suspects that were taken into custody in relation to this burglary were identified as 43-year-old Thomas L. Phelps and 42-year-old Derrick W. Dryden.

Phelps was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the First Degree, Burglary in the Second Degree, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, and Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree. Additionally, Phelps was lodged on a parole violation for a previous conviction of Burglary in the First Degree and another warrant for Providing False Information to an Officer.

Dryden was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the First Degree, Burglary in the Second Degree, and Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at 7:39 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 8900 block of Northeast Thompson Street on the report of a burglary. As officers responded to the location. they received information that the homeowner could hear several people inside his home and observed an unfamiliar vehicle parked in his driveway. The homeowner was asked to meet responding officers outside of his home for his safety.

When officers arrived, they contacted the homeowner and learned no other people had permission to be in the home and that the homeowner was unfamiliar with the vehicle that was parked in his driveway. Officers established a perimeter around the home, and then heard the suspects moving items inside the basement of the house.

As officers waited for a K9 team to arrive on-scene, one of the suspects exited the home and was taken into custody. Another suspect exited the residence, observed police, re-entered the residence and attempted to escape out of a window in the back of the house. Officers believe as the suspect attempted to flee out of the rear of the house a water pipe was broken and water flooded the basement. Officers were able to communicate with the suspect and convinced him to exit the residence; he was taken into custody without incident. A K9 team searched the residence and no other suspects were located.

During the investigation, officers determined the vehicle parked in the driveway was listed as a stolen vehicle. Officers believe the suspects parked the vehicle in the driveway prior to entering the residence.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Burglary Taskforce responded to the location and continued this investigation. Detectives located additional items they believe were taken during previous burglaries, including leaf blowers and tool boxes that were found in the stolen vehicle. Investigators ask anyone who was recently a victim of a burglary in which these items were taken and lives near the Madison South Neighborhood to contact 503-823-BURG (2874).

The suspects will be identified and charges released once they are lodged in the Multnomah County Jail later today.

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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Monday, December 4 at 7:00 a.m. - 11/29/17

Sergeant Pete Simpson will be the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) until Monday, December 4, 2017, at 7:00 a.m.

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

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PPB Welcomes New K9 Partner (Photo) - 11/29/17

The Portland Police Bureau recently welcomed a new member to our Canine Unit.

Chester is a 15-month-old purebred German Shepherd, who is the K-9 partner of Officer Ben Davidson. Officer Davidson, who has been a member and handler with the Canine Unit since 2011, retired his first K-9 partner, "Bravo" earlier this year after more than six years of distinguished service.

Officer Davidson's new partner, Chester, was born and bred in Redland, Oregon, and was acquired from a former Lake Oswego Police Officer. Chester completed a rigorous testing process prior to his selection. He then completed a 400-hour, 10-week training course led by a PPB Canine Unit trainer. Chester successfully passed his Oregon Police Canine Association state certification test on November 14, 2017.

Officer Davidson and Chester look forward to many years of service to the community.

Welcome, Chester!

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Officers Investigate Overnight Shooting in Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood - One Person Injured - 11/29/17

On Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at 1:53 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at Club Sin Rock, located at 12035 Northeast Glisan Street.

This call started when the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office contacted Portland Police regarding a victim who had arrived at a Clackamas area hospital with a gunshot wound. Based on preliminary information, 9-1-1 call takers and deputies believed the shooting occurred in Portland.

Portland Police Bureau Officers responded to the hospital and learned the shooting occurred at Club Sin Rock. Officers believe after the shooting, the victim was transported by private vehicle to the Clackamas area hospital to receive treatment. After initial treatment at the Clackamas hospital, the subject was transported by ambulance to a Portland area trauma level hospital for further treatment. An initial medical assessment of the adult male victim suggested his injuries were non-life-threatening.

As officers contacted the victim at the hospital in Clackamas County, additional officers responded to Club Sin Rock and learned a fight had occurred in the club followed by a shooting outside of the club.

As officers canvassed the area outside of the club, they located evidence of gunfire.

Based on information learned during the investigation, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to the location and assisted with the investigation.

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland - One Person Deceased - 11/29/17

On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 11:03 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting and car crash north of Southeast Stark Street on Southeast 157th Avenue.

As officers responded to the area of the reported shooting and crash, multiple people contacted 9-1-1 and reported hearing gunfire. When officers arrived on scene, they located a white SUV that had been involved in a crash. Officers approached the SUV and located an adult male inside. Emergency medical responders arrived at the SUV and determined the adult male occupant of the vehicle was deceased.

As officers contacted witnesses in the area of the shooting and crash, additional officers searched the neighborhood with K9 teams for the suspects involved in this shooting. No suspects were located as a result of the neighborhood search.

Based on information learned during the investigation, officers do not believe the suspects in this shooting pose an immediate danger to the public.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail are responding to investigate this shooting. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division and members of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office are also responding to assist with the investigation.

Southeast Stark Street will remain closed between Southeast 155th Avenue and Southeast 160th Avenue as the investigation continues.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762 or Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319 or Mark.Slater@portlandoregon.gov

No additional updates will be released regarding this investigation until mid-morning on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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UPDATE: Deceased Driver Identified in Crash Near NE Glisan St and NE 75th Ave - 11/27/17

The motorist killed the evening of Tuesday, November 21, 2017 near Northeast Glisan Street and Northeast 75th Avenue has been identified as 49-year-old Clayton D. Hopper.

Anyone with information about this crash should contact Officer Garret Dow with the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division's Traffic Investigation Unit at 503-823-5070 or Garrett.Dow@portlandoregon.gov

Hopper's death is the 46th traffic related fatality in Portland in 2017.

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On Tuesday November 21, 2017, at 9:58 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report that a vehicle had crashed into a power pole near the intersection of Northeast Glisan Street and Northeast 75th Avenue.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived on scene and located a white sedan with a single occupant, an adult male driver The white sedan had collided with a power pole and the driver appeared to have sustained injuries as a result of the crash. Emergency medical personnel provided the man medical aid and transported him to a local hospital by ambulance. Once at the hospital medical personnel determined the man was deceased.

At this time officers have not located any witnesses to the crash. Anyone with information about this crash should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

The Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team responded to the area to take over the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to assist with the investigation.

Northeast Glisan Street will be closed for the next three to four hours between Northeast 74th Avenue and Northeast 76th Avenue as members of the Major Crash Team investigate this crash.

No additional information is expected to be released this evening.

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: Police Seek Public's Help to Locate Suspect Vehicle in Fatal Crash (Photo) - 11/27/17

The victim in a fatal hit and run crash that occurred Sunday evening on North Fessenden Street has been identified as 24-year-old Daniel G. Ramsey.

Members of the Traffic Division's Traffic Investigation Unit continue to investigate this crash. Based on evidence located at the scene, the suspect vehicle is believed to be a dark-colored 2001-2003 BMW 5 Series. The vehicle will have a broken grill and will likely have extensive damage to the hood and windshield.

Investigators believe the driver traveled eastbound on North Fessenden Street at high rate of speed when it stuck Ramsey near North Alma Avenue. The driver continued driving without stopping after it struck Ramsey.

The Police Bureau is releasing is a stock photograph believed to be similar to the suspect's vehicle. A video of the suspect's car traveling on North Fessenden Street around the time of the crash includes two separate surveillance video clips may be viewed at https://youtu.be/SQWMj9fYywI
 
Ramsey's death marks the 48th traffic-related fatality within the City of Portland in 2017, and the 56th Major Crash Team call out for the year.

Anyone with information about this crash should contact Officer Garrett Dow at 503-823-5070 or at Garrett.Dow@portlandoregon.gov

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On Sunday November 26, 2017, at 9:57 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle in the 7000 block of North Fessenden Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located an adult male lying on the roadway. Community members were administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to the man; however, emergency medical personal determined the adult male pedestrian was deceased.

During the investigation officers, learned the vehicle that struck the pedestrian had left the scene. Witnesses described the suspect vehicle as a dark colored sedan. Investigators believe the vehicle will have front end damage as a result of the crash.

The Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team is responding to the area to take over the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to assist with the investigation.

Anyone with information about this crash should contact the Traffic Division's Traffic Investigation Unit at 503-823-2103.

North Fessenden Street will be closed from North Alma Avenue to North Columbia Way for the next three to four hours as members of the Major Crash Team investigate this crash.

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

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

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Attached Media Files: Stock Photo BMW 5 Series
Bank Robbery Thursday Morning in Northeast Portland - 11/27/17

On Monday, November 27, 2017, at 11:06 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the Albina Community Bank, located at 2002 Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

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

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

The suspect is described as an Hispanic male in his thirties, 5'5"" tall with a thin build.

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

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

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Transit Police Request Public's Help to Identify Suspects Responsible for Vandalisms - 11/27/17

The Transit Police Division and TriMet are requesting the public's help in identifying the suspect or suspects responsible for breaking multiple bus windows since early November.

The first vandalism was reported on Tuesday November 7, 2017, at 5:39 p.m. after a TriMet bus was struck with objects that cracked the bus's side window. There have been four additional incidents in which bus windows have been cracked or broken, resulting in a spider-webbed window. There are no reported injuries as a result of the windows being broken.

The five incidents occurred on the TriMet's Line 4-Division/Fessenden as the buses traveled on North Fessenden Street between North Columbia Way and North Peninsular Avenue. Responding officers searched the area shortly after each of the incidents. Officers have not located the suspect or suspects involved in these incidents at this time. As officers canvassed the area after one vandalism, two BB guns were located near the roadway and seized as evidence.

Based on information learned during the investigations, officers believe the bus windows were struck by BBs or pellets. The windows on all TriMet buses and MAX trains are coated with a protective film that protects riders from breaking glass. While the windows crack, the protective film keeps the windows in the window frame. At this time it is not believed that any BBs or pellets penetrated the windows of the buses.

Anyone with information about these vandalism cases is asked to contact the Bureau of Emergency Communication's non-emergency line at 503-823-3333 and aTransit Police Division officer will respond. Anyone who provides information that leads to an arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects involved with these incidents may receive a reward of up to $1,000 from TriMet

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Fentanyl Overdose Death Investigation in Wisconsin Leads to Portland Arrest - 11/27/17

In early November, members of the Portland Police Bureau Drugs and Vice Division's High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Interdiction Taskforce, known as HIT, learned of a Fentanyl overdose death that occurred in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Based on the investigation in Green Bay, law enforcement linked the package to the Portland Metropolitan Area.

Investigators in the HDITA Interdiction Taskforce continued to investigate the connection between the parcel that was shipped from the Portland area to Green Bay. During the investigation, the HIDTA Interdiction Taskforce connected the parcel to a location in Lake Oswego. A warrant was requested and issued for a residence, two banks and a vehicle. Members of the HIDTA Interdiction Taskforce served the warrants on Tuesday, November 21 and Wednesday, November 22, 2017.

During the investigation and warrants, investigators located evidence of drug sales and arrested 33-year-old Joseph R. Caruso in the 100 block of Kerr Parkway in Lake Oswego.

Caruso was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, on a United States Marshal Hold associated to the sale and distribution of illegal narcotics. Caruso will have a second hearing at 1 p.m. at the United States Courthouse in Downtown Portland on Monday, November 27, 2017.

This is the third major case this year that the HIDTA Interdiction Taskforce has worked with ties to the Dark Net, Fentanyl and overdose deaths. Officials want to warn the public that Fentanyl and other opioid analogs are extremely potent and have caused accidental overdose deaths in Portland and around the state. Fentanyl is an extremely powerful synthetic opioid similar to morphine, but it crosses the blood-brain barrier faster than more commonly encountered opioids and can be 100 to 10,000 times more potent than morphine or heroin.

In Oregon, 80 people have died in accidental overdoses from synthetic opioids since 2014, but the deaths are increasing according to the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office.

"Illegal use of opioids in our community affects everyone and is an epidemic in our country," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "I am proud of the work that is being done by the members of the Drugs and Vice Division and our partner agencies in regard to these complex investigations, to locate those individuals selling these dangerous drugs and hold them responsible."

The Portland Police Bureau Drugs and Vice Division's HIDTA Interdiction Taskforce is comprised of members from the Homeland Security Investigations, United States Postal Inspection Service and Portland Police Bureau. The HIDTA Interdiction Taskforce also works closely with the United States Attorney's Office.

Anyone with information about the sale or distribution of illegal narcotics should contact the Portland Police Bureau's Drugs and Vice Division at 503-823-0246.


There is help for those in our community affected by addictions. Call the Multnomah County for Addiction Treatment at (503) 988-4888.


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Gang Enforcement Team Investigates Overnight Shooting in Portland's Cully Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 11/27/17

On Sunday November 26, 2017, at 11:30 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 5200 block of Northeast 73rd Avenue.

As officers responded to the shooting scene there were multiple callers to 9-1-1 reporting gunfire. Officers arrived at the scene, canvassed the area, and discovered evidence of gunfire, including multiple bullet strikes to an occupied residence on the west side of Northeast 73rd Avenue. No gunshot victims were located at the scene or have arrived at any area hospitals.

No suspects have been located at this time.

Based on information learned during the investigation, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to the location and assisted with the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to the crime scene.

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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UPDATE: Traffic #Alert - Officer Injured While Assisting with Fatal Crash on Interstate 5 - 11/26/17

While assisting with the fatal two vehicle crash on northbound Interstate 5 near the Interstate Bridge this evening, a Portland Police vehicle, occupied by two North Precinct officers, was crashed into by a motorist.

Based on preliminary information, the officers were on southbound Interstate 5 and inside their stopped patrol vehicle with the vehicle's emergency lights activated when a motorist in a Ford Focus crashed into the patrol vehicle.

One officer was transported to an area hospital by ambulance with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The other officer was assessed by emergency medical responders at the scene and did not require medical transport.

One lane of southbound Interstate 5 south of the Interstate Bridge will be closed as the crash is investigated and tow trucks respond to the location to remove the damaged vehicles.

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On Sunday November 26, 2017, at 6:43 p.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a multiple vehicle crash on northbound Interstate 5 north of North Marine Drive and south of the Interstate Bridge.

Officers arrived on scene and found a white Ford Mustang and Chevrolet pickup truck had crashed. Both vehicles were occupied by two people. Officers and emergency medical personnel provided medical aid to the people involved in the crash. Emergency medical responders determined an occupant of the Ford Mustang was deceased and the other occupant was suffering from what were believed to be serious life-threatening injuries. Emergency medical responders transported the occupant of the Mustang to an area hospital by ambulance. One of the occupants of the Chevrolet pickup truck was transported to an area hospital by ambulance for what was believed to be a non-life-threatening injury. The second occupant of the Chevrolet pickup truck did not require medical transport.

Investigators with the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team have responded to investigate this fatal crash. Criminalists with the Police Bureau's Forensic Evidence Division have also responded to assist with this investigation.

Speed is believed to be a factor in this crash.

Currently, three lanes of northbound Interstate 5 are closed. Officers and Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) personnel are directing traffic in the area. Motorists will be directed to use the breakdown shoulder lane of northbound Interstate 5 during the investigation. It is believed traffic will be affected in this area for the next two to three hours.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact the Traffic Division's Traffic Investigation Unit 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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Officers Investigate Early Morning Stabbing in Portland's Centennial Neighborhood - One Person Injured - 11/26/17

On Sunday November 26, 2017, at 3:22 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing at the Alder Royal Apartments located at 16124 Southeast Alder Street.

While officers responded to the location, the emergency call-taker spoke with the victim who provided information about his condition and information about the suspect. As the emergency call-taker continued to speak with the injured victim, the victim appeared to lose consciousness.

Officers arrived on scene and found the front door locked. The victim was unable to unlock the door and officers knew he needed immediate medical aid. Officers forced the door open and applied first aid, including the application of tourniquets. Once emergency medical responders arrived they provided additional medical aid and transported the man to a local hospital by ambulance with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect is described as a black female in her 40's wearing a dark colored jacket and blue jeans. Based on information learned during the investigation there is not believed to be an immediate danger to the public in regards to this incident.

Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division responded to assist with the investigation.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail were informed of this incident and will continue the investigation.

Anyone with information about this stabbing should contact the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail at 503-832-0479.

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UPDATE: Suspect Identified in Saturday Night Stabbing (Photo) - 11/26/17

The suspect arrested in connection with a stabbing that occurred at the Portland Street Car platform near Northeast 7th Avenue and Northeast Hassalo Street on Saturday evening has been identified as 62-year-old Robert D. Gholston.

Gholston was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Assault in the Second Degree and will be arraigned on Monday.

The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail continues to investigate this stabbing. Anyone with information about the stabbing should contact Assault Detail detectives at 503-832-0479.

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On Saturday November 25, 2017, at 7:48 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a disturbance at a Portland Streetcar platform near Northeast 7th Avenue and Northeast Hassalo Street.

As officers responded to the disturbance, information was broadcast that one of the two people involved possessed a knife. When officers arrived at the scene, they observed two adult males actively fighting. One of the men possessed a knife.

Officers took the adult male suspect into custody and immediately provided medical aid to the adult male victim who had sustained several stab wounds. Once emergency medical personnel arrived the victim was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers located and seized the knife believed to have been used in the assault near where the men were seen fighting.

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

Northeast 7th Avenue is closed between Northeast Multnomah Street and Northeast Holladay Street to vehicle, train, bicycle and pedestrian traffic during this investigation.

The suspect will be identified after he is lodged in the Multnomah County Jail.

Anyone with information about this stabbing should contact the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail at 503-832-0479.

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Attached Media Files: Robert D Gholston
Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Bridgeton Neighborhood -- One Person Injured - 11/24/17

On Friday November 24, 2017, at 7:20 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 10900 block of Northeast 1st Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the person who called 9-1-1. During the investigation officers learned a suspect fired multiple gunshots into the callers occupied home located on the west side of Northeast 1st Avenue near Northeast Bridgeton Road. One person sustained minor injuries but did not require medical attention.

As officers continued the investigation, they located evidence of gunfire at the scene, including bullet strikes to the front door of the home.

Officers performed a canvas of the neighborhood and have not located the suspect. The suspect is described as a black male in his mid-20's, 6'3" tall, weighing 210 pounds. Based on information learned during the investigation, there is not believed to be an immediate threat to the public regarding this incident.

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

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail at 503-832-0479.

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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David M Brown
UPDATE #3: Two Men Arrested in Connection to November Shooting Death (Photo) - 11/23/17

Two men have been arrested in connection with the November 7, 2017, shooting death of 21-year-old Diego Tejeda-Manzo. The suspects have been identified as 19-year-old Nicholas L. Hannan and 26-year-old David M. Brown.
 
Hannan had gone to a local hospital for treatment of an injury shortly following the shooting, police contacted him at the hospital, and remained with the suspect while he received medical treatment.  
 
Brown was arrested and lodged on November 7, 2017 in connection with the death of Teresa-Manzo. Brown was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Assault in the Third Degree.
 
Hannan was released from an area hospital on Thursday November 23, 2017 and lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Murder.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail continue to investigate this death and ask anyone with information about the investigation to contact Detective Rico Beniga 503-823-0457 or Rico.Beniga@potlandoregon.gov
 
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The deceased man located early Tuesday morning when officers responded to the report of a shooting on Southwest Montgomery Street has been identified as 21-year-old Diego Tejeda-Manzo of Vancouver, Washington.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determined Tejeda-Manzo died of homicidal violence as a result of a gunshot wound.

Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detail detectives continue to investigate this death and ask anyone with information to contact Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457 or Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov

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Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail continue to investigate this shooting.

Preliminary information suggests there was a disturbance prior to the shooting. When Portland Police and Portland State University Public Safety officers arrived they found an adult male in front of the Subway located at 1717 Southwest Park Avenue. Officers provided the man medical aid, but emergency medical responders determined he was deceased.

During the preliminary investigation, officers contacted witnesses who reported seeing several people running from the location shortly after hearing gunfire.

Officers searched the neighborhood and did not locate a suspect. Evidence of gunfire was located in the area near the Subway restaurant.

Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have responded to assist with the investigation. A member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office will also respond to the location.

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

Based on information learned at this point in the investigation, detectives do not believe there is a danger to the public.

Anyone with information about this death should contact Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457 or Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov


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On Tuesday November 7, 2017, at 12:54 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 900 block of Southwest Montgomery Street on the report of a shooting.

Officers arrived and located a person lying on the ground. Medical personnel determined the person was deceased.

Based on preliminary information, detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail are responding to conduct a death investigation.

There have been no arrests at this time.

Interested media should stage at Southwest Park Avenue and Southwest Mill Street. The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene.

The area from Southwest Park Avenue to Southwest 10th Avenue on Southwest Montgomery Street is closed to vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic during this death investigation.

Detectives are asking that anyone with information call the Police Non-Emergency Line tonight at 503-823-3333, or the Detective Division tomorrow at 503-823-0400.

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Attached Media Files: David M Brown , Nicholas L Hannan
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Ronald J Aune
UPDATE: Public Helps Locate 61-Year-Old Missing Man (Photo) - 11/23/17

On Thursday November 23, 2017, at 10:42 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to perform a welfare check on a man wondering in the area of Southeast 60th Avenue and Southeast Belmont Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located the person who had contacted the Bureau of Emergency Communications regarding the man. The caller had remained with the man as officers responded. Officers arrived and recognized the man as 61-year-old Ronald J. Aune. Aune was reported as a missing person at 5:54 p.m. on Wednesday evening. An extensive search was performed in the area Aune was last seen but he was not located during the initial search.

Once located, Aune did not require medical attention and his family was contacted and reunited with Ronald J. Aune.

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On Wednesday November 22, 2017, at 5:54 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a missing endangered person in the 900 block of Southeast Lexington Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted family members of the missing man, 61-year-old Ronald J. Aune. Officers learned Aune was last seen near his residence in the 900 block of Southeast Lexington Street at 4:00 p.m. A canvass of Aune's home and property were performed and Aune was not located.

The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Missing Person Detail responded to the scene and is currently assisting with the investigation. Investigators have learned Aune is 5'7" tall, weighs 150 pounds, has a mustache, blonde hair, and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing corrective eye glasses, a blue wool stocking cap, red and black plaid jacket, and blue jeans.

As officers performed additional searches and alerted TriMet, they were unable to locate Aune. Multnomah County Search and Rescue (SAR) was requested to respond and assist in the search for Aune.

Aune is an avid walker but he will be unable to find his way home in the dark.

Anyone who sees Aune should call 9-1-1 so officers may check his welfare. Anyone with additional information about Aune should contact Detective Heidi Helwig at 503-823-0797 or Heidi.Helwig@portlandoregon.gov


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Attached Media Files: Ronald J Aune
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UPDATE: Two Arrested in Connection with Shooting Investigation in Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood (Photo) - 11/23/17

Officers continue to investigate a shooting that occurred in the 10500 block of Northeast Davis Street on Wednesday evening.

During the investigation, officers located evidence of gunfire on Northeast Davis Street near Northeast 105th Avenue. A Toyota Corolla and a Chevrolet truck were located with several bullet strikes. Neither of the vehicles were occupied at the time of the shooting and it is not believed either vehicle was the target off the shooting.

Investigators believe both individuals fired firearms during this disturbance.

After the 36-year-old man that was injured by gunfire received medical treatment at an area hospital he was released and placed in police custody.

Based on information learned during the investigation, investigators with the Domestic Violence Reduction Unit arrested 53-year-old Altrenia Wilson and 36-year-old Seville Caldwell.

Wilson was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the First Degree - Domestic Violence, four counts of Reckless Endangering - Domestic Violence, Unlawful Use of a Weapon - Domestic Violence, and Discharge Firearm in the City. Caldwell was also lodged in the Multnomah County Jail and he was charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm, two counts of Reckless Endangering - Domestic Violence, and two counts - Discharge Firearm in the City.

The Domestic Violence Reduction continues to investigate this case. Anyone with information about this incident should contact 503-823-0090.

The original press release originally stated the injured person, Seville D. Caldwell, was 26-years-old and not 36-years-old.

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On Wednesday November 22, 2017, at 8:27 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 10500 block of Northeast Davis Street.

As officers responded to the location a caller to 9-1-1 reported the shooting occurred in the yard of a residence on the north side of Northeast Davis Street. An additional call was placed to 9-1-1 by another person who reportedly was involved in the incident but was uninjured.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted a 53-year-old woman who stated that she was involved in a disturbance with her 36-year-old. As officers continued to investigate the incident, they learned there was gunfire during the disturbance and that the woman's son had left the location immediately after the shooting.

During the on scene investigation, officers were alerted by emergency dispatchers that the woman's son had arrived at an area hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Based on information learned by officers that responded to the hospital, the son was transported to the hospital by private vehicle.

Members of the Domestic Violence Reduction Unit and criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to assist with the investigation.

Currently, the woman involved in the disturbance has been detained as part of the investigation.

At this time, investigators do not believe there is any immediate danger to the public in relation to this shooting.

An update will be provided as the investigation continues.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact the Portland Police non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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Attached Media Files: Seville D Caldwell , Altrenia R Wilson
Suspect Dubbed "Jay from 'Clerks' Burglar" Arrested (Photo) - 11/22/17

On Tuesday November 14, 2017, at 10:02 a.m., Central Precinct officers were on patrol in the area of Northwest Broadway and Northwest Flanders Street when they observed a man suspected in a string of recent package thefts and burglaries. At that time officers took 24-year-old Adam R. Meyers into custody in relation to recent thefts and burglaries.

The investigation into Meyers started when Central Precinct officers and Portland Police Bureau Detective Coordination Team detectives were contacted by victims of package thefts and burglaries that occurred in July and November of 2017. The package thefts and burglaries were captured through the use of high quality video surveillance footage. Detectives released still photographs of the surveillance video to the public and asked for assistance in identifying the man dubbed the "Jay from 'Clerks' Burglar." Several people came forward and recognized the "Jay from 'Clerks' Burglar" as a person who had burglarized and stole packages from their respective buildings. The people who believed he was associated with burglaries and thefts in their buildings did not know identify the suspect.

As the investigation continued, Central Precinct officers viewed video and photographs of the burglaries and thefts and believed they recognized the suspect as Meyers. Officers shared the information with other patrol officers and Meyers was taken into custody on November 14th, 2017 while officers patrolled near Old Town Chinatown and the Pearl District.

Meyers was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, three counts of Burglary in the Second Degree, Burglary in the First Degree, Possession of Heroin, Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Controlled Substance -- Schedule Four Drug, Theft in the First Degree, and Mail Theft.

Detectives continue to investigate the burglaries and package thefts. Anyone with information about Meyers is asked to contact Detective Travis Fields at 503-823-4104 or Travis.Fields@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Adam R Myers
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UPDATE #3: Bank Robbery Investigation, Officer-Involved Shooting in North Portland (Photo) - 11/21/17

The 25-year-old suspect involved in two robberies and an officer-involved shooting on Wednesday October 25, 2017, has been released from an area hospital and has been lodged in the Multnomah County Jail. Chase Arnae Peeples is being held on a Federal hold and a parole violation.

The officer involved in the shooting will remain on paid administrative leave, as is standard procedure, until the conclusion of the investigation.

Because this matter remains under investigation, no additional information regarding this case will be released pending a review by a grand jury, which is tentatively scheduled for early December.

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The suspect involved in two robberies and an officer-involved shooting on Wednesday October 25, 2017 has been identified as 25-year-old Chase A. Peeples of Tacoma, Washington. Peeples is currently being treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a local hospital.

Investigators plan to lodge Peeples into the Multnomah County Jail upon his release from the hospital.

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Detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances of Wednesday afternoon's bank robbery and officer-involved shooting in North Portland.

The robbery suspect injured in the shooting remains in a Portland hospital in serious condition and is expected to survive. The suspect has been identified as a 25-year-old male. For investigative reasons, his name is not being released at this time. Upon the suspect's release from the hospital (to be determined by medical personnel), he is expected to face both state and federal charges in connection with the robberies at Ace Check Cashing and U.S. Bank.

The Portland Police Bureau member involved in the shooting is Officer Ryan Reagan, a 19-year-veteran of the Bureau.

This is an active, ongoing investigation but preliminary information indicates that Officer Reagan and his partner officer encountered the robbery suspect at North Oatman Avenue and Saratoga Street. The officers were approximately 50 to 60 feet from him as they gave the suspect commands to put his hands in the air. The suspect did not follow the officers' commands, turned towards the officers and advanced towards them as he reached into his pocket. Officer Reagan fired multiple shots from his handgun, striking the suspect. After the suspect was down on the ground, additional officers arrived and approached the suspect, provided immediate medical aid, and called for an ambulance to respond to the scene.

No weapons were recovered at the scene; however, some of the suspect's clothing and a backpack was taken as evidence and will be searched, pending the approval of a search warrant.

No additional information is expected to be released in this investigation until the suspect is released from the hospital and is booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

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On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 1:27 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the U.S. Bank, located at 3233 North Lombard Street.

As officers responded to the bank robbery, U.S. Bank employees provided emergency dispatchers a description of the suspect. The suspect was described as a black male in his 20s, wearing a dark baseball hat and dark clothes. The description was broadcast to responding officers.

At the time of the U.S. Bank robbery, officers were investigating a robbery at Ace Check Cashing, located at 2722 North Lombard Street. Employees at Ace Check Cashing called 9-1-1, at 1:16 p.m., and reported that a black male in his 20s, wearing a dark baseball hat and dark clothes had robbed the location.

In both robberies, the described suspect entered the location demanded money, produced a note, obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and left the locations. Preliminary information indicates the suspect did not display any weapons during the robberies.

Officers searched the nearby neighborhood for the suspect involved in the U.S. Bank and Ace Check Cashing robberies. While officers were in the area of North Oatman Avenue and North Saratoga Street, they observed a man matching the suspect's description.

As officers encountered the suspect, an officer discharged his firearm, striking the suspect. Immediately after the suspect was shot, emergency medical personnel were requested to the location and officers also devised a plan to safely approach the suspect and rendered him medical aid.

Emergency medical responders arrived and provided additional aid to the suspect. The suspect was transported to an area hospital with critical injuries.

Portland Police Homicide Detectives, assisted by the Multnomah County Major Crimes Team are continuing the investigation into this shooting.

The investigation is in its early stages and no additional information will be released at this time.

The identity of the suspect will be released at a later time. The involved officer will be released on Thursday. The officer will remain on paid administrative leave, per Bureau policy, until the completion of the investigation and Grand Jury or completion of the criminal case.

Following the Grand Jury, the Bureau will release additional information as is standard practice. The officer will interviewed by investigators within 48 hours.

As part of the use of force review process, the Bureau will conduct an internal review of the entire incident and the case will go before the Police Review Board (PRB).

Once the entire investigation and legal process is complete, the investigative files and any grand jury transcripts will be posted on the Bureau's Open Data page and can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/52175

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Officers Deescalate Man Threatening Suicide - Taken to Hospital for Treatment - 11/20/17

On Monday November 20, 2017, at 10:22 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a man threatening to jump from a tree at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

Officers arrived in the area and attempted to speak with the man. As officers tried to communicate with the man in the tree, additional officers worked to contact the man's family to gain a better understanding of the crisis.

Portland Fire and Rescue and emergency medical personnel were also requested to the scene.

Officers talked with the man for approximately one hour and 15 minutes until he agreed to come out of the tree and go to the hospital for treatment.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Central Officers Investigate Robbery of Store (Photo) - 11/20/17

On Monday November 20, 2017, at 10:17 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the T and K Grocery located at 332 Southwest 3rd Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted an employee who told police that the suspect entered the store, assaulted the employee, displayed a handgun, and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the store and was last seen leaving to the north on Southwest 3rd Avenue.

The suspect is described as a black female in her 30s, 5'10" tall, wearing sunglasses, a dark colored beanie, blue jacket, and blue jeans (photograph attached).

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

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Attached Media Files: Robbery Suspect
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PPB Sunshine Division and Self Enhancement Partner to Provide Thanksgiving Meals (Photo) - 11/20/17

On Monday, November 20, 2017, at 2:00PM, Portland Police Bureau's Sunshine Division will deliver 2000 lbs. of donated turkeys to Self Enhancement, Inc. (SEI), located at 3920 N Kerby Avenue. Media are invited to attend. The turkeys are being provided to fill 200 Thanksgiving food boxes for SEI families. In addition, SEI received generous food donations from local community partners, including Birch Community Services, Fred Meyer, Kroger, Pacific Foods, New Seasons and United Salad.

"Sunshine Division's ability to provide food assistance to those who need it most in our community is reliant on the strength of our community partnerships", said Officer Matt Tobey, Sunshine Division's assigned officer. "We are proud to support the great work SEI does with turkeys for the families they serve."

SEI volunteers will begin packing food boxes at noon that contain everything needed for a Thanksgiving Day traditional meal such as vegetables, stuffing, gravy, potatoes, rolls and more. The Thanksgiving food boxes will be distributed the next day to over 200 families.
"Due to economic hardships, many of our families are unable to purchase a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Choice of foods is not always balanced when households are financially strained and our families have to settle with buying unhealthy food options because meats and vegetables are so expensive," said Pat Bates-Sherman, manager of SEI's Parent Involvement Program. "This is our opportunity to provide a quality meal with nutritional value for Thanksgiving. We care that our families have a really nice holiday meal to share with their families."


About Self Enhancement, Inc.
For over 35 years, SEI has been a change agent in the City of Portland, striving to meet the complex needs of youth and their families by helping them to overcome cultural, educational and economic barriers. SEI is the second, largest minority-owned organization in the state of Oregon and serves over 14,000 youth and families. SEI's mission is to guide youth from historically under-served backgrounds to realize their full potential. SEI works with schools, families, and other community organizations to provide support, guidance, and opportunities that helps us bring hope to individual young people and enhances the quality of community life.

About the Sunshine Division:
Since 1923, the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division has been providing emergency food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need. Whether due to the loss of a job, domestic crime, illness, or victims of fire or disaster, the Sunshine Division has built a 95-year legacy of mobilizing quickly and efficiently to assist distressed Portlanders.
The Sunshine Division offers emergency food assistance six days a week through two food pantries and clothing room locations, as well as 24/7 through their partnership with the Portland Police Bureau that store food boxes at each police precinct that can be dispatched on demand. In addition to food relief they also offer new and gently-used clothing to those in need.

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Two Suspects Arrested After Robbery with a Knife in SE Portland (Photo) - 11/18/17

On Saturday November 18, 2017, at 4:20 a.m., East Precinct officers respond to the 7-11, located at 10136 Southeast Washington Street, regarding a robbery.

Officers arrived and contacted a 7-11 employee. During the investigation, officers learned that two men entered the store and took two containers of beer. The clerk attempted to stop the men from taking the beer at which time one of the men threatened the clerk with what was believed to be a knife.

After leaving the store with the stolen beer, the suspects entered and drove away in a green 1998 Acura Integra. An officer located a vehicle matching the suspects' vehicle description near the intersection of Southeast 122nd Avenue and Southeast Stark Street. Officers performed a traffic stop on the vehicle. Officers located evidence of the robbery in the vehicle, as well as two occupants that matched the suspects' descriptions.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail assisted in this investigation.

The suspects were identified as 23-year-old Sha Lun and 26-year-old Ju Wine. Lun and Wine were lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree and Robbery in the Second Degree.

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Attached Media Files: Ju Wine , Sha Lun
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Officers Respond and Arrest Suspect After Overnight Shooting in Old Town/ Chinatown - One Person Injured (Photo) - 11/18/17

On Saturday November 18, 2017, at 1:26 a.m., Central Precinct officers assigned to the Entertainment Detail were in the area of Northwest 4th Avenue and Northwest Couch Street when they heard multiple gunshots.

Officers contacted multiple witnesses who confirmed there was a shooting. The witnesses provided officers with critical information about what had occurred, the shooter's description, and his last known location. This information was broadcast to responding officers. Officers located a subject matching the suspect's description near the intersection of Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest Ankeny Street. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

As officers continued to investigate the shooting, they canvassed the area near the original shooting location and where the suspect was taken into custody. Officers located and seized evidence of gunfire at the original crime scene. Officers also located a firearm near Southwest 5th Avenue and Southwest Ankeny Street.

While officers continued to investigate the shooting, an adult male arrived at a nearby hospital with what was believed to be a serious but non-life-threatening gunshot injury. Based on information learned at the hospital by responding officers, the victim at the hospital was believed to be injured while in the area of Northwest 4th Avenue and Northwest Couch Street.

Officers worked with the hospital security department and learned the victim had been transported to the hospital by a private vehicle. Officers and hospital security personnel located the vehicle believed to have transported the victim to the hospital in a nearby parking lot. The vehicle had multiple bullet strikes.

Based on information learned during the investigation, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to the location and assisted with the investigation.

Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division also responded and processed the original crime scene at Northwest 4th Avenue and Northwest Couch Street, the location where the gun was located, the vehicle that was used to transport the victim to the hospital, and documented the victim's injuries.

Based on information learned at this point in the investigation, it is believed the suspect shot at the victim, while the victim was in a vehicle near Northwest Couch Street and Northwest 4th Avenue.

The suspect, 24-year-old Alejandro R. Vance, was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempt Aggravated Murder, Assault in the Second Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Weapon, and a post prison violation for a previous conviction of Attempt Assault in the Second Degree.

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Attached Media Files: Alejandro R Vance
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Southeast Portland Homicide Suspect Booked for Murder (Photo) - 11/17/17

On Friday November 17, 2017, Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives booked 54-year-old Shawn Kevin McGinnis into jail in connection with the November 10 shooting death of 52-year-old Robert Lee Kaiser.

McGinnis was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Murder, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. He'll be arraigned on Monday.

This investigation started on Friday November 10, 2017, at approximately 11:07 p.m., when East Precinct officers were dispatched to a residence in the 8100 block of Southeast Glenwood Street on the report of gunfire that occurred approximately 15 minutes prior to the 9-1-1 call.

Officers arrived in the area and located Kaiser deceased near a residence. Homicide detectives responded to the scene and began an investigation into Kaiser's death. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined that Kaiser died of homicidal violence as a result of a gunshot.

During the investigation, detectives developed probable cause to arrest McGinnis in connection with the death and secured a warrant for his arrest.

In the morning hours of Monday November 13, the United States Marshals Service Oregon Fugitive Task Force arrested McGinnis at a residence in the 300 block of Southeast 45th Avenue.

After his arrest, detectives learned McGinnis had a pre-existing injury that required medical attention. McGinnis was transported to an area hospital where he received medical treatment and was released on Friday morning to be booked into jail.

This remains an ongoing investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033, anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov.

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Seven Citations, 18 Warnings Issued During Thursday Evening #VisionZero Traffic Safety Mission (Photo) - 11/17/17

In the evening hours of Thursday November 16, 2017, the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division conducted a Vision Zero traffic safety mission along Highway 30 from Northwest Nicolai Street to the St. John's Bridge. Traffic officers were assisted by officers from East, North, and Central Precincts.

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

In total, seven citations were issued as well as 18 written warnings. One driver was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII).

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

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

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

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Attached Media Files: Vision_Zero.jpg
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PPB Sunshine Division and Zupan's Markets Partner to Give Families a Thanksgiving (Photo) - 11/17/17

On Monday, November 20, 2017, Zupan's Markets employees will pack more than 500 Thanksgiving food boxes for low-income families--an effort funded through the generosity of Zupan's Markets and their customers.

Zupan's volunteers will begin packing food boxes at 5:30am at the Sunshine Division's warehouse, located at 687 N Thompson Street. This tradition started eleven years ago when Zupan's began sponsoring the Thanksgiving food box program. This year's in-store "Share Thanksgiving" promotion funded a complete holiday meal for 6-8 people in each box.

"The long-standing local partnerships with companies such as Zupan's Markets, remind us how important working together is in addressing poverty in our community, said Portland Police Officer Matt Tobey, who is assigned to the Sunshine Division. It is also the true spirit of Thanksgiving, and the Sunshine Division is thankful for longtime friends and partners such as the Zupan's Markets family and customers."

"We give thanks to our customers and associates who have partnered with us once again to fight hunger in our local community," said Mike Zupan, president and CEO of Zupan's Markets. "Providing families the opportunity to share a meal together is one of the most important ways for us to give back to our Portland neighbors."

Thanksgiving food boxes are already reserved and will be distributed to qualifying families with children, veterans, seniors, and people with disabilities on November 21, 2017 at the Sunshine Division and through support from Portland Police officers. In addition, a few nonprofit partners will receive free Sunshine Division support for their families, such as NAYA (Native American Youth Advocates) and Self Enhancement Inc.

The media is invited to attend the following events:

Thanksgiving Food Box Packing - November 20th, 2017, 5:30am -- 6:45am at Sunshine Division's warehouse at 687 N Thompson Street, Portland, OR 97227

Food box distribution -- November 21st, 2016, 9:00a -- 11:00am -- at Sunshine Division's warehouse at 687 N Thompson Street, Portland, Or 97227


About Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division
The Sunshine Division offers emergency food assistance six days a week at their warehouse as well as 24/7 through their partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each police precinct that can be dispatched to those in need at any time. In addition to food relief they also offer new and gently used clothing to those in need. For more information, visit www.sunshinedivision.org

About Zupan's Markets
Founded by John Zupan in 1975, Zupan's Markets is a local and family-owned market that has served Portland's food-loving community for 42 years. Zupan's Markets, with three locations, focuses on quality, selling everything from the best meats and wines to the freshest produce, baked goods, gourmet deli products, specialty foods, flowers and more, always emphasizing locally sourced, artisan products when possible. For more information, visit www.zupans.com.
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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Saturday November 18 at 8:00 a.m. - 11/17/17

Sergeant Pete Simpson will be the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) until Saturday November 18, 2017, at 8:00 a.m.

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

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Policy Manual
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CORRECTION: Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 11/16/17

The previous release incorrectly stated comments would be collected through Friday, December 16, 2017. The release has been corrected to accurately reflect that December 16, 2017 is a Saturday.

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

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

These directives in 1st Universal Review will remain posted with comments collected from Wednesday, November 15, 2017 through Saturday, December 16, 2017.

* Directive 210.20 Milk Expression
* Directive 210.21 Leaves from Service
* Directive 410.00 Injuries/Occupational Illness/Disabilities/LOS
* Directive 414.00 Pregnancy
* Directive 630.25 Cadet Program

Community members are encouraged to read this Directive 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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UPDATE: Man Killed as a Result of Sunday Traffic Crash Identified - 11/16/17

The man who died as a result of being struck by a vehicle on Sunday evening near the intersection of Southeast Stark Street and Southeast 146th Avenue has been identified as 40-year-old Enrico Reyes of Portland.

Based on information learned during the investigation, officers believe Reyes was lying on the roadway immediately before being struck by a 2014 Honda Accord that was traveling eastbound on Southeast Stark Street.

Reyes is the 45th traffic related fatality investigated by the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team in 2017.

Anyone with information about this crash should contact Officer Phil Maynard at 503-823-3809 or Phillip.Maynard@portlandoregon.gov

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On Sunday November 12, 2017, at 7:59 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Southeast Stark Street and Southeast 146th Avenue.

Officers and emergency medical responders arrived at the crash and found a 40-year-old male on the roadway. Emergency medical personnel determined the man was deceased.

Based on the information learned during the preliminary investigation, officers believe the pedestrian was on Southeast Stark Street when he was struck by a vehicle traveling on Southeast Stark Street.

The driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian remained at the crash location and is cooperating with investigators.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to continue this investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to assist with the investigation.

Southeast Stark Street will be closed between Southeast 143rd Ave and Southeast 148th Avenue for the next three to four hours.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency-line at 503-823-3333.

No additional information is expected to be released this evening regarding this crash.

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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Gang Enforcement Team Investigating Shooting in Argay Terrace Neighborhood -- No Known Injuries - 11/15/17

On Wednesday November 15, 2017, at 8:00 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 13200 block of Northeast Shaver Street.

Officers arrived at the scene, canvassed the area, and discovered evidence of gunfire. No gunshot victims were located at the scene or have arrived at any area hospitals.

Witnesses told police that a dark colored vehicle left the area after the gunshots were heard but it is not known if the occupants of the vehicle are involved in the shooting. No suspects have been located at this time.

Based on information learned during the investigation, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to the location and assisted with the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to the crime scene.

This is the 100th major crime incident investigated by the Gang Enforcement Team in 2017.

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Policy Manual
Policy Manual
Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 11/15/17

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

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

These directives in 1st Universal Review will remain posted with comments collected from Wednesday, November 15, 2017 through Friday, December 15, 2017.

* Directive 850.21, Police Officer Custody (Civil)
* Directive 850.22, Police Response to Mental Health Director's Holds and Elopement
* Directive 850.25, Police Response to Mental Health Facilities

Community members are encouraged to read this Directive 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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Attached Media Files: Policy Manual
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UPDATE: Suspect Arrested After Stabbing in Portland's Kenton Neighborhood Identified (Photo) - 11/14/17

The suspect arrested in connection with a stabbing on North Interstate Avenue earlier today has been identified as 30-year-old James A. Luckey.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail continue this investigation. Based on information learned at this time, detectives believe Luckey approached and assaulted the 19-year-old victim while both were riding a TriMet MAX Train.

Luckey was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

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

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On Tuesday November 14, 2017, at 3:39 p.m., North Precinct and Transit Division officers responded to the Denver Avenue Transit Station, located at 8399 North Interstate Avenue, regarding the report of a stabbing.

As officers responded to the area they learned there was a fight on the TriMet MAX train and the victim was stabbed during the fight. Officers arrived on scene and provided emergency first aid to the adult male victim. Emergency medical responders arrived and provided additional medical aid and transported the victim to an area hospital by ambulance with what is believed to be a non-life-threatening injury.

Based on information learned during the preliminary investigation, officers located, contacted and detained an adult male suspect on a TriMet MAX train at the Rosa Parks Transit Station, located at 6598 North Interstate Avenue.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail and Forensic Evidence Division will assist with this investigation.

TriMet MAX Yellow Line service is currently disrupted. Please go to TriMet.org/alerts for updates.

Officers continue to investigate this incident and ask anyone with information to contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

Based on information learned in the investigation, there is not believed to be a danger to the community.

Additional information will be provided as the investigation continues.

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Attached Media Files: James A Luckey
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WomenStrength/GirlStrength Opens Applications for Instructors (Photo) - 11/14/17

WomenStrength is looking for volunteers who want the opportunity to teach women and girls holistic self-defense.

WomenStrength and GirlStrength have a 38-year history of success and have trained more than 120,000 women and girls in the Portland area.

The program's volunteer instructor training is trauma-informed, engaging, comprehensive and taught by professionals in the field of violence prevention. Upon completion, instructors have the skills and knowledge they need to help women and girls be leaders in non-violence.

No experience is necessary and women from all backgrounds, abilities and ages (over 18) are encouraged to apply.

The deadline to apply is December 1, 2017. Strength Instructor Training starts March 31, 2018.


For more information contact:

WomenStrength and GirlStrength
http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/womenstrength

Telephone: (503) 823-0262
Email: ws@portlandoregon.gov
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UPDATE: Major Crash Team Investigating Crash on I-5 - One Person Deceased - 11/13/17

Investigators with the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Investigation Unit continue to investigate a crash that killed a pedestrian on southbound Interstate 5 near the North Skidmore Street overpass. The deceased pedestrian has been identified as 25-year-old Madison V. Ries of Portland.

Based on information learned during the investigation, members of the Traffic Investigation Unit believe there was a white or gray pick-up truck involved with this crash or near the crash when it occurred. Investigators believe the truck likely has no damage but may have some minor front end or undercarriage damage as a result of this incident.

Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to contact Traffic Investigation Unit Officer Garret Dow at 503-823-5070 or Garrett.Dow@portlandoregon.gov

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On Wednesday November 8, 2017, at 1:14 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on southbound Interstate 5 near the North Skidmore Street overpass.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived on scene and located a woman laying in the travel lanes of Interstate 5 roadway. The woman was suffering from catastrophic injuries. Medical personnel determined the woman was deceased.

Officers contacted the person who contacted 9-1-1 and determined the driver and vehicle that had struck the woman had left the crash scene.

The Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team responded to the area to take over the investigation.

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

Southbound Interstate 5 will remain closed for the next five to six hours as officers investigate this fatal crash.

This is the 45th Major Crash Team investigation in 2017.

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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Officers Investigate Early Morning Shooting in the Hazelwood Neighborhood -- No Known Injuries - 11/13/17

On Monday November 13, 2017, at 5:51 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 14200 block of East Burnside Street regarding damage to an apartment believed to be caused by gunfire.

Officers had responded to the same area at 3:35 a.m. this morning after a person contacted 9-1-1 and reported hearing gunfire. When officers arrived shortly after 3:35 a.m., they searched the neighborhood but did not locate evidence of gunfire, anyone who was injured by the gunfire, witnesses to the shooting, or possible suspects.

When officers arrived at the location shortly after 5:51 a.m. this morning, they were informed the occupants in an apartment awoke to find several bullet holes in their apartment walls. Officers searched a nearby parking lot and located additional evidence of gunfire. The apartment was occupied by two people at the time of the shooting and neither were injured as a result of the shooting.

Officers believe the damage located at 5:51 a.m. this morning is a result of the gunfire that was reported at 3:35 a.m. At this time there are no known injuries as a result of this shooting.

Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division responded to assist with the investigation.

Officers continue to investigate this shooting.

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Traffic #Alert: Major Crash Team Responding to Crash in Southeast Portland -- One Person Injured - 11/11/17

On Saturday November 11, 2017, at 5:40 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a motor vehicle versus bicycle crash near the intersection of Southeast 148th Avenue and Southeast Clinton Street.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived on scene and located an adult male on the ground with what is believed to be serious life threatening injuries. Medical personnel provided the bicyclist medical aid and transported him to an area hospital by ambulance.

Based on preliminary information, officers believe the motorist and bicyclist were both traveling south on Southeast 148th Avenue when the bicyclist was struck by the vehicle.

The driver remained at the crash location and is cooperating with investigators.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to investigate this crash. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to assist with the investigation.

Southeast 148th Avenue will be closed between Southeast Division Street and Southeast Woodward Street during the investigation.

Anyone with information about this crash should contact the Portland Police non-emergency line 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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