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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-27 Commercial Burglary (Photo) - 07/21/14
The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in solving a commercial burglary in Northeast Portland.

On Wednesday July 16, 2014, at 8:15 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a commercial burglary at T.D. Curran, located at 12310 Northeast Whitaker Way.

Officers spoke with the victim who told police that the burglary occurred overnight, at approximately 10:20 p.m.

T.D. Curran sells Apple products, including iPads, monitors, laptops, and iPhones.

The suspect or suspects broke into a vacant warehouse space next to the store, then broke through a common wall to access the store.

The victim estimates the total loss to be nearly $180,000 worth of products, including at least five customers property.

At this point there is no suspect information in this case.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to make people aware that thieves often will sell stolen property at a greatly reduced price through online ads. All of the property from this burglary is accounted for by serial number and will be listed as stolen property.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information. Tips can be left in English or Spanish.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

Investigator:
Detective Mace Winter
Burglary Detail
mace.winter@portlandoregon.gov

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Driver Who Struck Two People on Bicycles Saturday Night Arrested for Assault, Hit and Run (Photo) - 07/21/14
On Saturday July 19, 2014, at 10:51 p.m., 32-year-old Lisa Lynn Vesely was arrested by Portland Police after fleeing the scene of a crash into two people riding bicycles on Southwest Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway.

Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle in on Southwest Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway at 50th Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and learned that the suspect vehicle fled the scene, leaving two injured people

Officers learned that 30-year-old Jasmine Zamora was riding behind 25-year-old Cameron Duff, when they were struck from behind by a dark-colored car that fled the scene. Zamora was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries while Duff was treated at the scene.

Duff and a witness told police that the suspect vehicle drove back by the crash scene before police arrived and continued driving westbound on Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway.

A witness later flagged down police and told officers that they followed the suspect vehicle to a residence in the 5700 block of Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway.

Officers responded to that location, seized the vehicle and, after additional investigation, arrested Vesely for the hit and run crash.

Vesely was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Third Degree, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver, and two counts of Reckless Endangerment.

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Suspect Approaching Women in Lower Southeast Portland Arrested by Central Precinct Officers (Photo) - 07/19/14
On Friday July 18, 2014, at 11:12 p.m., Central Precinct officers arrested 44-year-old Jerry Johnson after Sex Crimes Unit detectives determined that he was the suspect that kissed a woman at OMSI and approached other women in Lower Southeast Portland.

Officers arrested him at his home in the 2600 block of Northwest Upshur Street and transported him to the Detective Division.

Detectives learned that Johnson was working as a security guard, but quit on July 17, due to the intense public scrutiny on the case.

Johnson was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Sex Abuse in the Third Degree. He will be arraigned on Monday.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to thank the public for sharing information about this case and coming forward with information that assisted in identifying Johnson.

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Mother Using Heroin Arrested Downtown, 7-Year-Old Child in Car (Photo) - 07/18/14
This afternoon, Friday July 18, 2014, at 1:08 p.m., a Traffic Division officer was flagged down at Southwest 4th Avenue and Harrison Street on the report that a woman and a child were in a parked car nearby and that the woman was shooting up heroin.

The officer walked over to the car and observed the woman injecting heroin into her arm while the child was seated in the rear of the vehicle.

The woman, 27-year-old Adrianna Marie Vandehey, was arrested on charges of Possession of Heroin and Reckless Endangerment.

The child, in good health, was taken into protective custody and placed in the custody of other family members.

Vandehey was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned on Monday July 21.

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PPB to Hold Bike Safety Fiesta for Local Kids (Photo) - 07/18/14
The Portland Police Bureau's Youth Services Division will host its second annual Bicycle Safety Fiesta on Saturday, July 19, 2014, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Rosewood Initiative, 16126 SE Stark Street, Portland. The event, co-sponsored by Providence Health & Services and Walmart, will include a variety of bike safety awareness booths for parents and children. There will be several stations at the event which will include bike helmet fitting, rules of the road for bikers, bike safety inspection and a bike riding obstacle course. There will also be a limited number of helmets available for youth who don't have a helmet or one that fits properly. The event will also feature refreshments, chances to win a free bike and cultural dancers.

Parents are reminded to bring their child's bike and helmet to this event. All are invited!

For more information about Youth Services or other youth programs, call 503-823-4849 or visit their Facebook page at Facebook.com/PPBYSD

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Disabled Woman's Tricycle Stolen from Southeast Portland's Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood - 07/18/14
Today, Friday July 18, 2014, a Portland Police officer took a report from a woman who had her tricycle stolen from her home last night.

56-year-old Wendy Gonzalez reported to police that sometime overnight, between 10:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m., her Red Wing Tricycle was stolen from her driveway. The tricycle had been chained and locked to a pole in her driveway, located in the 5800 block of Southeast Lexington Street.

The victim is legally blind and disabled and uses the tricycle as her only form of transportation.

Unfortunately, there is no suspect information at this time.

The tricycle is a Red Wing brand, red paint, red handles, two baskets, a lap belt, and one mirror. It is valued at $500.

Anyone with information about this tricycle theft is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at (503) 823-3333, reference case #14-57912.

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UPDATE - ARREST: Child Abuse Team Detectives Seeking Public's Help to Find Wanted Child Abuse Suspect (Photo) - 07/18/14
39-year-old Fredrick Alan Hartstrom turned himself in to Portland Police early this morning and was booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

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Multnomah County Child Abuse Team detectives are seeking the public's help in locating 39-year-old Fredrick Alan Hartstrom who has warrants for Sodomy in the First Degree and Sexual Abuse in the First Degree.

Hartstrom is aware of the charges and has failed to turn himself in as promised. He is believed to be staying somewhere between Portland and Eugene.

Hartstrom is described as a white male with brown hair and blue eyes, approximately 6'2" tall, and 185 lbs.

This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available at this time.

Based on the investigation, detectives do not believe the public is at risk.

Anyone with information about Hartstrom's whereabouts is asked to immediately call 9-1-1.

Anyone with non-emergency information about Hartstrom's whereabouts can email crimetips@portlandoregon.gov

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Public Alert: Additional Reports of Suspicious Subject Approaching Women in Lower Southeast Portland - 07/17/14
On Wednesday July 16, 2014, the Portland Police Bureau released information about a suspicious subject approaching two different women in Southeast Portland.

After seeing media reports, two additional women have contacted police with similar incidents to report.

The new reports stem from incidents on Saturday July 12, 2014.

The first new incident occurred at approximately 7:00 p.m., outside OMSI. The victim reported to police that she was left work at OMSI and was walking to the streetcar when she saw a dark-colored security van parked in the OMSI lot, with a security guard lingering by the vehicle. The victim told police that it seemed obvious that the man was a security guard but she was certain he did not work at OMSI.

The victim told police that the security guard spoke to her and was "hitting on" her while he was on duty. The victim continued walking and the man did not follow her.

The victim told police that the suspect was an African American male in his 40s, shorter, short hair, wearing a dark blue uniform. The victim told police that the van was a dark-colored van with some kind of writing on the side.

The second new incident occurred at approximately 9:00 p.m., at Southeast Milwaukie Avenue and Powell Boulevard.

The victim told police she was driving northbound on Milwaukie Avenue, stopped in the left turn lane for westbound Powell Boulevard. The victim told police that the suspect pulled up to the light on the right side of her vehicle and asked engaged her in conversation and asked if she was interested in "hooking up." The victim told police that she politely declined, the light turned green and she drove away.

The victim described the suspect as an African American male, 30 to 40 years old, shaved head, odd-shaped goatee, sideburns, a round face, very white teeth, wearing a navy blue button down shirt with a white t-shirt underneath, and a yellow or green neon jacket with white reflectors.

The victim told police that the van was a dark blue or black minivan, dark interior, with dents on the driver's side door (as if someone kicked it), with a white piece of printed paper that said "SECURITY" taped to the door.

These two new reports are in addition to the initial two reports on Saturday July 12, and Monday July 14.

The first incident occurred on Saturday July 12, at approximately 3:00 p.m., when the suspect approached a volunteer at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), located at 1945 Southeast Water Avenue. The suspect made suggestive comments to her, hugged her and kissed her while she was trying to pull herself away from him.

The second report, on Monday July 14, was made at Southeast Clinton Street and Milwaukie Avenue. The reporting party described being approached by the suspect asking her to pull down a side street.

Officers conducing following-up contacted construction workers on the Tillikum Crossing project who told police that they have seen the van in the area.

The suspect claims to be a security guard in the area of OMSI and the new Tillikum Crossing bridge over the Willamette River.

Anyone seeing this vehicle or with information about the suspect is asked to call the police non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333.

Anyone personally encountering the suspect should immediately call 9-1-1.

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Police Still Seeking Tips on Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-13 Plaid Pantry Armed Robbery (Photo) - 07/17/14
The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in identifying an armed robbery suspect.

On February 21, 2014, at 12:55 a.m., a man armed with a handgun robbed the Plaid Pantry store, located at 6010 Northeast Halsey Street.

The suspect entered the store and browsed the candy section. The suspect selected some candy bars and approached the clerk to pay. After the clerk rang up the candy bars, the suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect reached over the counter and pulled an undisclosed amount of money from the register before running out of the store. The clerk was not injured during the robbery.

The suspect was last seen running southbound on Northeast 60th Avenue. A neighborhood search using a Police K-9 Unit did not locate the suspect.

The suspect is described as an African American male in his 40s, 5'8" tall, and 190 pounds.

Surveillance images of the suspect are being released to aid the public in identifying this suspect to detectives.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

In addition to any Crime Stoppers reward, Plaid Pantry is offering an additional reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction. To be eligible for this additional reward, tipsters cannot remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

Investigator:
Det. Robert Hollins
Robbery Detail
(503) 823-3441
robert.hollins@portlandoregon.gov

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CORRECTION #2: Public Alert: Suspicious Suspect Approaching Women in Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood - 07/16/14
The first victim at OMSI was not a security guard but was an OMSI volunteer.

The Bureau regrets the error.

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Both incidents were reported on Monday July 14, 2014. The first incident occurred on Saturday July 12 but was not reported until Monday.

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Central Precinct officers have taken two reports this week about a suspicious man approaching women and, in one case, inappropriately touching them.

The first incident occurred on Saturday July 12, at approximately 3:00 p.m., when the suspect approached a volunteer at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), located at 1945 Southeast Water Avenue. The suspect made suggestive comments to her, hugged her and kissed her while she was trying to pull herself away from him.

The second report, on Monday July 14, was made at Southeast Clinton Street and Milwaukie Avenue. The reporting party described being approached by the suspect asking her to pull down a side street.

Officers have been following-up and today contacted construction workers on the Tillikum Crossing project who told police that they have seen the van in the area.

The suspect in both cases is described as an African American male, 30-40 years old, 5'9" tall, medium build, close-cut or shaved head, goatee, wearing a light yellow or green safety vest.

The suspect claims to be a security guard in the area of OMSI and the new Tillikum Crossing bridge over the Willamette River.

The suspect vehicle is described as a dark blue or black minivan with "SECURITY" taped to the side door.

Anyone seeing this vehicle or with information about the suspect is asked to call the police non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333.

Anyone personally encountering the suspect should immediately call 9-1-1.

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UPDATE #2 - FATALITY: Major Crash Team Responding to a Motorcycle Crash on Northeast Cornfoot Road (Photo) - 07/15/14
The motorcycle rider killed on Monday has been identified as 54-year-old Robert Carl Tilander Jr. of Southeast Portland. Investigators determined that speed was a factor in the crash. It is not yet known if drugs or alcohol played a factor.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner is awaiting toxicology results which are expected to take several weeks.

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Traffic officers are continuing to investigate the cause of a motorcycle crash that occurred on Northeast Cornfoot Road.

The rider, a 54-year-old male, died at the scene despite life-saving efforts by his friend and medical personnel.

Preliminary information indicates that the rider was eastbound on Cornfoot Road when he lost control of the motorcycle and crashed into a telephone pole. The crash occurred just West of the main gate to the Portland Air National Guard Base (PANG). The rider does not appear to have any connection to PANG.

Cornfoot Road should be re-opened to traffic within the next two hours.

The rider's name will be released tomorrow after the Oregon State Medical Examiner conducts an autopsy.

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This afternoon, Monday July 14, 2014, at 5:06 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a motorcycle crash on Northeast Cornfoot Road, West of Alderwood Road.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and began attempting life-saving CPR on the rider.

Northeast Cornfoot Road is closed in both directions and the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to conduct an investigation.

Interested media should stage on the Alderwood side of the crash scene.

PIO is enroute, ETA 10-15 minutes.

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52-Year-Old Man Arrested for Exposing Himself to a Child on a TriMet Bus (Photo) - 07/15/14
On July 11, 2014, at approximately 1:30 p.m., 52-year-old Karl Deickmiller was arrested regarding his acts of public indecency on a TriMet bus.

This investigation began on July 7, 2014, at approximately 11:00 a.m., when officers assigned to the Transit Police Division responded to a call of a man on a TriMet bus exposing himself to a 5-year-old-girl in the area of Southwest 6th Avenue and Columbia Street.

The responding officers retrieved bus video recording which was used to identify and later locate the suspect. Officer served a search warrant on the suspect's place of residence where evidence related to the crime was seized. No other suspects are outstanding.

Deickmiller had been identified prior to his arrest but was receiving medical treatment and was being monitored prior to his actual arrest.

Deickmiller was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Public Indecency, Interfering with Public Transportation (two counts), Indecent Exposure and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

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City of Portland Part I Crime Stats Through June 28 - Up 5% From 2013 - 07/14/14
City of Portland Part I Crime Stats through June 28, 2014, indicate that Part I crimes are up 5% over the same time period in 2013.

Of particular interest is the rise in non-residential burglary (up 17%) and larceny from autos (up 18%).

Community members are urged to protect themselves and their property by obtaining tips on how to prevent crime from occurring in their neighborhoods.

Crime Prevention information from the Office of Neighborhood Involvement can be found by visiting http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/cp

Neighborhood crime statistics are regularly available by visiting http://www.portlandpolice.com and using the CrimeStats tool.

The attached document is Part I Crimes only, as defined by the Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Part I crimes include: Murder, Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Larceny, Auto Theft, and Arson.

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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought Locating a Missing Medically-Endangered 44-Year-Old Man - 07/14/14
Allen Kay was safely located and is no longer a missing person.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help locating a missing 44-year-old man.

Allen Harry Kay was last seen walking away from a residential facility in the 2300 block of Northwest Glisan Street on July 2, 2014. A police report was made on July 8 regarding his departure from the facility.

Kay is not his own legal guardian and is unable to care for himself. He may wander aimlessly into traffic when not being treated.

Kay is described as a white male, 5'8" tall, 150 pounds, shaggy brown hair, mustache and beard, last seen wearing a black polo-style shirt and dirty jeans.

Anyone seeing Kay is asked to call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact Detective Mike Weinstein at (503) 823-0446 or mike.weinstein@portlandoregon.gov.

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30-Year-Old Woman Arrested After Shoving, Spitting on TriMet Operators - 07/13/14
Today, Sunday July 13, 2014, at 1:08 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to Southeast 82nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard on the report that a woman spit on and pushed a TriMet bus operator.

Officers arrived in the area and were directed to the suspect, who was off of the bus. The suspect, later identified as 30-year-old Eucharia Michelle Nwerem, resisted attempts to arrest her and fought with officers before being taken into custody.

Officers learned that Nwerem pushed, shoved and spit on a TriMet bus operator on a northbound 82nd Avenue bus, then when another driver was getting on the bus to relieve the first driver, she pushed him and poked him in the face.

Neither victim required medical transport for injuries.

Nwerem was transported to a Portland hospital for an evaluation prior to being booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Third Degree, Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Attempted Possession of Methamphetamine, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Harassment (two counts), Interfering with Public Transportation, and Resisting Arrest.

Nwerem will be arraigned on Monday July 14.

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Gang-Related Shooting Injures One Man in North Portland's Overlook Neighborhood (Photo) - 07/13/14
On Sunday July 13, 2014, at 12:44 a.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to North Interstate Avenue and Killingsworth Street on the report of a shooting.

Officers arrived and located a male adult victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the buttocks. The victim was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers canvassed the area and located a crime scene. Based on witness information, the shooting was determined to be gang-related so the Gang Enforcement Team took over the investigation.

No suspect information is available and there were no arrests.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gang and/or gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at (503) 823-4106.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.

Gun crimes in progress should immediately be reported to 9-1-1.

Anyone with second-hand information is asked to share it with police. Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared directly with investigators or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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UPDATE - ARREST: Shooting in Northeast Cully Neighborhood Injures One - Not Gang Related (Photo) - 07/13/14
The suspect in yesterday afternoon's shooting in the Cully neighborhood turned himself in to police early this morning.

35-year-old Shelby Lee Kyles turned himself in at 3:00 a.m. Sunday morning at Southeast 147th Avenue and Burnside Street.

Kyles was interviewed by Assault Detail detectives then booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the First Degree, Assault in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Kyles will be arraigned on Monday in Multnomah County Court.

The victims, 26-year-old Jose Lopez-Mathison (gunshot) and 28-year-old Jose Cardenas (head wound from shovel) were both treated at a Portland hospital for their injuries.

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This afternoon, Saturday July 12, 2014, at 6:08 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 6100 block of Northeast Ainsworth Street on the report of a shooting.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the male adult victim suffering from a gunshot wound to one of his legs. He was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to the non-life-threatening injury. A second male adult was transported to the hospital for a non-life-threatening injury to the head after reportedly being struck with a shovel.

Officers learned that there was a disturbance and fight among individuals known to each other leading up to the shooting by a known suspect.

No arrests have been made and Assault Detail detectives will be conducting an investigation.

The incident is not gang-related.

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Shooting in Southeast Portland's Foster-Powell Neighborhood - No Injuries, Not Gang-Related - 07/12/14
This afternoon, Saturday July 12, 2014, at 12:38 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of shots fired in the 6900 block of Southeast Rhone Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the reporting party who told police that a dark-colored SUV stopped at a stop sign and the occupants, a male and a female, were arguing with each other. The reporting party told them to stop arguing or he'd call the police.

The driver pulled away from the intersection then stopped and fired several shots before speeding away northbound on 70th Avenue. The vehicle is described as a dark-colored SUV, possibly an older Suburban, black wheels, possibly with one back window broken out, bearing Washington plates. The driver is described as a white male in his 40s with lots of tattoos.

Nobody was injured during the shooting and it does not appear to be gang-related.

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

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Gang Enforcement Team Investigating Two Overnight Shootings - No Known Injuries (Photo) - 07/12/14
This morning, Saturday July 12, 2014, the Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team is investigating two overnight shootings in Northeast Portland. No known injuries have been reported and there have been no arrests.

At 1:28 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 500 block of Northeast Lombard Street, in the Woodlawn Neighborhood, on the report of multiple shots fired.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire on the sidewalk but did not find any bullet strikes or victims.

Witnesses described hearing multiple gunshots then seeing a large group of people run in varying directions out of the area. No suspect information was reported to police.

At 3:36 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to 7500 block of Northeast Stanton Street, in the Roseway Neighborhood, on the report of multiple shots fired.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire outside a residence, as well as bullet strikes on a home located at 7532 Northeast Stanton Street. One bullet traveled through a wall and through a couch where a resident was laying.

No injuries were reported and there is no suspect information.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gang and/or gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at (503) 823-4106.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.

Gun crimes in progress should immediately be reported to 9-1-1.

Anyone with second-hand information is asked to share it with police. Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared directly with investigators or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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Two individuals arrested in the death of a newborn child - 07/11/14
Early this morning, July 11, 2014, at 3:36 a.m., North Precinct officers arrested Sarah Mangus, a 29-year-old female, and Jamie Mangus, a 34 year-old male, on charges of Murder by Abuse and Manslaughter I. The couple had been indicted earlier in July in connection with the April 12, 2014 death of Krystal Mangus, a newborn female.

The incidents stems for an April 12, 2014 call for police to assist medical units for a baby that was not breathing, in the 8000 Block of North Newman. Officers arrived and request Portland Police Homicide detectives respond to assist with the investigation.

Homicide detectives were able to determine that the child had been born in an apartment in the North Portland and had not received medical attention. This week the case was presented to a Multnomah County Grand Jury and the couple was indicted for case was presented and the couple indicted on the charges listed above.

This investigation is ongoing.

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UPDATE - Located - Detectives seek public's help in locating missing/endangered juvenile (Photo) - 07/10/14
###UPDATE###

Joshua has been located today in the downtown area and is no longer in danger.


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###UPDATE###

Joshua is a male white fourteen-year-old. He was last seen in the area of S.E. 34th and S.E. Powell.

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Portland Police Bureau Missing Persons detectives are seeking the public's help in locating a missing and endangered juvenile. Detectives are asking for help in locating Joshua Murphy. Joshua is a male white, 5'7" tall weighing about 130 lbs. Joshua was last seen wearing a dark green shirt, khaki cargo shorts and black sneakers.

Joshua may appear sick or confused. If located the please call 9-1-1 and do not approach or attempt to detain Joshua prior to the police arriving.

Anyone with information on Joshua's whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Heidi Helwig at 503-823-0400 or email her at heidi.helwig@portlandoregon.gov.
Attached Media Files: Murphy
Operation Cool Down - 07/10/14
In response to ongoing violence in our community, the Portland Police Bureau and its partners will be initiating OPERATION COOL DOWN this weekend. This event will include enhanced patrols by the Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Unit, supported by other Police Bureau resources as well as the Gresham East County Metro Gang Enforcement Team, Multnomah County Department of Community Justice and the Office of Youth Violence Prevention.

The community and the Police Bureau have learned over the years that enforcement alone is not sufficient to prevent ongoing violence in the long term. Therefore, in addition to traditional methods focusing on increased enforcement, this multi-disciplinary response to gang violence will include partners such as the street-level gang outreach workers who focus on prevention programs. These individuals will be available to provide resources to gang-impacted youth and their families.

The Portland Police Bureau also asks the community to support and attend upcoming events, which focus on improving public safety. These events include:

The National Night Out Kickoff Party and Information Fair: This event, hosted by the City of Portland's Crime Prevention Program, is being held tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Laurelhurst Park. This event will provide information on how to host a National Night Out party, allow for networking with long-time party hosts and will honor several Portland residents for their work in this area.

Silence the Violence rally: This event is being held at McCoy Park (9298 N. Woosley Avenue)on Friday, July 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. It has been organized and is being led by youth from Youth Empowerment Solutions (YES)associated with STRYVE (Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere). It is a peaceful, silent protest against violence in our communities. More information can be found at www.safeyouth.gov

Community Meeting: This July 14th, at 6 p.m., Portland Parks and the Office of Youth Violence Prevention will be hosting a community meeting at Peninsula Park. This meeting will focus on how the community can work collectively to impact violent crime. The Office of Youth Violence prevention offers resources at: http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/.

Gang Violence Task Force meeting: The next Gang Violence Task Force meeting will be held July 18th at 10 a.m., in the North Precinct Community Room (449 N.E. Emerson Street).

Finally, the Police Bureau would like to highlight Operation Safe Summer 2014, https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/443604 This resource guide, produced in collaboration by the Portland Parks & Recreation Bureau and Police Bureau, contains resources on safe, supervised and structured activities for youth in our community.

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UPDATE 2- Link to Photo of Olin -Subject arrested for assaulting a police horse - 07/10/14
The Portland Police Bureau Mounted Patrol Unit will be available for pictures and interviews at the Special Olympics Torch run, today, from 11:30 to Noon. The Unit is out supporting this important event and will make themselves available at the run's finish line, located at N.E. 122nd Street and N.E. Glisan Avenue.

The Mounted Patrol Unit would love to highlight this event and encourage the public to come support the Torch Run. This event is sponsored by law enforcement and attempts to raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics program.

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###UPDATE 1####

Here is a link to a photograph of Olin on our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/portlandpolice/posts/444465435621651?comment_id=3809147

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE###

Today, July 9th, 2014 at about 11:20 a.m., Mounted Patrol Unit officers were patrolling the Old Town area near N.W. 6th Avenue and N.W. Hoyt Street (in from of the Greyhound Bus Depot) and stopped to speak with a group of individuals.

While speaking with the group, Joseph Cruz, a 29-year-old male, ran up from behind "Olin" the police horse, issued a karate-like battle cry, and delivered a jumping, double-kick to Olin's right thigh.

Thankfully he was unable to phase the stout police horse, who outweighed him by approximately 1,000 lbs. Cruz landed, also uninjured.

Olin and his partner were then able to take custody of Cruz, who had an arrest warrant. Cruz was also charged with interfering with a law enforcement animal. The Police Bureau is very thankful that no one was injured in this incident.
UPDATE: HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION - Five People Shot in Gang-Related Shooting at Southeast Portland Strip Club - 07/10/14
Last evening, July 9, 2014, at about 10:00p.m., members of the US Marshal's Fugitive Task Force in cooperation with the Portland Police Bureau, the Gresham Police Department and the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office took custody of 27 year-old Jontae Mixon in the area of N.E. 180th and N.E. Couch. Mixon was wanted in connection with this case.

Mixon is in custody for multiple charges including: multiple counts of Assault I and II, multiple counts of Attempted Murder, one count of Murder, felon in possession of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon. Mixon has been lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

The Portland Police Police Bureau would like to thank our partners,the US Marshal's Fugitive Task, the Gresham Police Department and the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office for their assistance in taking Mixon into custody

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This morning's shooting outside Soobie's Bar & Grill Strip Club has become a homicide investigation. One of the five gunshot victims died at a Portland hospital after being transported from the scene by ambulance.

The deceased is a 26-year-old male. Detectives are working to confirm his identity and notify family.

A second victim located at the scene is a male in his 20s and detectives are also working to confirm his identity.

The third, fourth and fifth victims were all taken by private car to a neighborhood hospital then transported by ambulance to trauma centers. They have been identified as a 24-year-old male, a 32-year-old male and a 27-year-old female.

None of the others' injuries are life-threatening and all are expected to recover.

Homicide and Gang Enforcement Team detectives are actively working to determine what occurred during the shooting.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact Detective Anthony Merrill at (503) 823-4033, anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Michele Michaels at (503) 823-0692, michele.michaels@portlandoregon.gov.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

This morning, Saturday July 5, 2014, at 3:14 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting outside Soobie's Bar & Grill Strip Club, located at 333 Southeast 122nd Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located five people suffering from gunshot wounds. All five people were transported to Portland hospitals for treatment, one for life-threatening injuries.

Preliminary information indicates the shooting is gang-related and that it occurred in the parking lot outside Soobie's.

Detectives, Criminalists and members of the Gang Enforcement Team are en route to the scene to continue the investigation.

At this point, there is no suspect information to share with the public.

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

No additional information is available at this time and updates are not expected until later this morning.

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UPDATE - Located - Detectives seek public's help in locating missing/endangered person (Photo) - 07/09/14
###UPDATE###

Mr. Kersey has been located. Thank you

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE###

Portland Police Bureau Missing Persons detectives are asking for the public's help in locating Lawrence "Larry" Kersey. Mr. Kersey is a 69 year-old male white, 6'1" tall (however he hunches making it appear that he is shorter) and weighing about 170 lbs. Mr. Kersey has white hair and is clean shaven (see attached photograph). He was last seen wearing a dark navy blue tee shirt and gray sweat pants.

Mr. Kersey suffers from dementia and medical issues requiring ongoing treatment. He was last seen in the 600 block of NE 155th Avenue and may be associated with a silver 1999 BMW 528 station wagon with an expired trip permit and no plates.

If located please contact 9-1-1. Mr Kersey may be in need of medical assistance. Anyone with information about Mr. Kersey's whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Heidi Helwig at 503-823-0400 or email her at heidi.helwig@portlandoregon.gov.

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Attached Media Files: Kersey
Correction - Injury collision involving a bicyclist - 07/09/14
Today, July 9, 2014, at 7:46 a.m., Central Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to an injury collision between a car and a bicyclist at S.E. Ankeny Street and S.E. 7th Avenue. Officers arrived and learned that the bicyclist suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers determined that the driver of the car had turned left while traveling eastbound on S.E. Ankeny, onto northbound S.E. 7th. The driver turned into the path of the bicyclist causing the accident.

The driver of the vehicle had stopped prior to turning and did not show any signs of impairment. It appears that the driver did not see the bicyclist.

The driver of the car was cited for a Dangerous Left Turn and released at the scene.

The Portland Police Bureau would like remind all road-users to remain safe and to pay attention while using public roadways. We would also like to remind motorists to pay particular attention to vulnerable road-users.
UPDATE #3 - East Precinct officers respond to a shooting in the 12500 Blk of Powell Blvd - 07/09/14
###UPDATE #3###

Officers are clearing the scene in the 12500 block of S.E. Powell Blvd. Gang Enforcement Team investigators are continuing to investigate this case.

Investigators have determined that the suspect arrived in the area of the Laurel Place Apartments and fired multiple rounds. These rounds stuck the primary victim, a 5-year-old boy, in the leg. Investigators do not believe the child was an intended target in this shooting. The gunshot caused non-life-threatening injuries to the child. No other shooting victims have been identified at this time, however, rounds also struck nearby apartments.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland. They are asking the public's assistance in these ongoing cases. Investigators hope that additional witnesses will come forward and provide information on this incident and other recent gang-related crimes.

Anyone with information about gang and/or gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at (503) 823-4106.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.

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



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###UPDATE #2###

The child in this shooting, a 5-year-old boy suffered non-life-threatening injuries and is being treated at an area hospital.

Investigators believe this incident is gang-related and the Gang Enforcement Team has responded to investigate. The PIO will be available at 10:50 p.m., for interviews on the north side of S.E. Powell at 125th.

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###UPDATE###

The PIO will be responding, eta is 45 minutes. The media can stage at S.E. 125 and S.E. Powell.

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###UPDATE###

The time in the orginal message should read 8:51 p.m.. The PPB apologizes for the error.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE###

Today, July 7, 2014, at 8:21 p.m, officers from East Precinct responded to a shooting in the 12500 Block of Powell Blvd. Officers arrived and learned that a young child had been struck by gunfire. The child is being transported to an area hospital and is in unknown condition. Officers are still working to actively secure the crime scene.

The investigation is ongoing and additional updates will follow.

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UPDATE PHOTOGRAPHS OF SUSPECT - Man reportedly exposes himself on a TriMet Bus (Photo) - 07/08/14
The Transit Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the individual suspected of exposing himself to a mother and her young daughter on a TriMet bus.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Officer Chad Daul or Officer Rich Harvey at 503.962.7566. Alternately they can be emailed at chad.daul@portlandoregon.gov or Richard.harvey@portlandoregon.gov.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE###
Today, July 7, 2014, at 11:03 a.m., Central Precinct and Transit Police officers responded to a report of a man who allegedly exposed himself on a TriMet bus Officers arrived and were told that a male white, about 6'1" tall, very thin, around 40-years-old and wearing light colored clothing had exposed himself to an adult female and her daughter. The mother then alerted the bus operator, who then immediately contacted dispatch asking for police assistance. The suspect was last seen in the area of S.W. 6th Avenue and S.W. Columbia Street.

Transit Police are investigating this report. TriMet is assisting and providing camera footage from the bus. There is no other information to be released at this time.

The Portland Police Bureau and TriMet encourage riders to be aware of their surroundings and if they see something suspicious, to say something - either to an operator or other TriMet employee, security personnel or police, or report it by calling 9-1-1.
Attached Media Files: Exit 3 , Exit 2 , Exit 1 , Door Entry , Door entry side view
Re post of Marijuana-related video - 07/07/14
Below is a re post of information provided earlier regarding Washington Initiative 502 (the legalization of recreational marijuana).

Original Message:

Washington voters have passed Initiative 502 and beginning on Thursday December 6, 2012, it is not a violation of Washington state law for adults over 21 years old to possess up to an ounce of marijuana (or 16 ounces of solid marijuana-infused product, like cookies, or 72 ounces of infused liquid, like oil) for personal use. The initiative establishes a one-year period for the State of Washington to develop rules and a licensing system for the production and sale of marijuana.
While legal in the State of Washington beginning on December 6, Oregon law has not changed with regards to marijuana possession, distribution or manufacturing.

It's important though to understand that under Oregon law, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana is classified as a violation. It is not a criminal offense and people cannot be arrested or jailed for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.

Possession of Less than One Ounce of Marijuana has been a low law enforcement priority for 35 years in Portland and this will not change due to the new Washington law.

What is NOT a low law enforcement priority is Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII). DUII enforcement remains a high priority for the Portland Police Bureau.

Much like existing fireworks laws, what is legal in Washington is not legal in Oregon, In other words, if it goes high in the air or gets you high, you should probably use it in the Evergreen State.


Link to informational video from Dec. of 2012:

http://youtu.be/eh2vI0Gn2Xw

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Armed Suicidal Subject Safely Contacted by Police - Taken to Hospital (Photo) - 07/07/14
On Saturday July 5, 2014, at 12:45 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 4900 block of Southwest Beaverton Hillsdale Highway on the report that a 48-year-old male was feeling suicidal and was planning to go to Forest Park to end his life.

Officers arrived in the area and spotted the man carrying a large black duffel bag walking to a waiting taxi.

Officers contacted the man and placed him into custody to check his welfare. Inside the bag, officers located a shotgun and multiple rounds of ammunition.

The man was taken to a Portland hospital for a mental health evaluation and the gun was taken for safekeeping.

The Portland Police Bureau's Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) was notified for potential follow-up.

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

Suicide is preventable.

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 (503) 972-3456.

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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Friday July 11, 2014 - 07/07/14
Sgt. Greg Stewart is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) for the Portland Police Bureau, beginning today until the evening hours of Friday July 11, 2014.

Sgt. Stewart can be reached by email, greg.stewart@portlandoregon.gov, or via the media-only pager for urgent breaking news.

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Gang Enforcement Team Investigating a Shooting in North Portland's New Columbia Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 07/07/14
This morning, Monday July 7, 2014, at 12:26 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of North Woolsey Avenue and Newark Street after multiple reports of gunshots heard in the area.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire one block West, in the 9300 block of North Dwight Avenue, including bullet strikes to a parked car and a residence in the New Columbia neighborhood.

Officers have detained several people found in the area as Gang Enforcement Team officers are responding to the scene to investigate.

No gunshot victims have been located at the scene or have arrived at Portland hospitals.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gang and/or gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at (503) 823-4106.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-26 Hahrahcio Branch Homicide (Photo) - 07/05/14
The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in solving a gang-related shooting that killed one man and injured four others.

On Saturday July 5, 2014, at 3:14 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting outside Soobie's Bar & Grill Strip Club, located at 333 Southeast 122nd Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located two people suffering from gunshot wounds.

26-year-old Hahrahcio Roy Branch was transported to a Portland hospital where he later died from his injuries. The Oregon State Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy on Sunday July 6 to determine the exact cause of death.

26-year-old Lamarcus Sanchez Miles received a non-life-threatening injury to one of his eyes and was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment.

The third, fourth and fifth victims were all taken by private car to a neighborhood hospital then transported by ambulance to trauma centers.

24-year-old Ladarrius Deon Givens received a non-life-threatening injury to one of his legs.

32-year-old Tony Dwayne Allen received a non-life-threatening injury to his head.

27-year-old Samantha Sonnel Jones received a non-life-threatening injury to one of her legs.

Homicide and Gang Enforcement Team detectives are actively working to determine what led up to and what occurred during the shooting.

Investigators are asking for any information about this case to help identify a suspect or suspects in the shooting.

At this point there is no suspect information to share with the public.

Anyone with second-hand information should also share it with police. Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared directly with investigators or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

Investigators:
Detective Anthony Merrill
Homicide Detail
(503) 823-4033
anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov; or

Detective Michele Michaels
Homicide Detail
(503) 823-0692
michele.michaels@portlandoregon.gov.

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29-Year-Old Woman Arrested for Felony Assault After Pouring Hot Grease on Sleeping Boyfriend (Photo) - 07/04/14
On Friday July 4, 2014, at 2:45 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 7000 block of Northeast 27th Avenue on the report that a woman poured hot grease all over her boyfriend.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the 54-year-old male victim suffering from significant burns to his face, chest and hands. The victim was transported to Portland hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Officers placed the suspect, 29-year-old Shiree Franklin, into custody and transported her to the Detective Division where Family Services Division detectives continued the investigation. Detectives were unable to learn what led to Franklin pouring hot grease onto her boyfriend.

Franklin was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on one count of Assault in the First Degree (Domestic Violence).

Franklin will be arraigned on Monday July 7.

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Public Alert: Cougar Sightings Continue in East Portland - 07/04/14
This morning, Friday July 4, 2014, East Precinct officers responded to three separate cougar sightings in East Portland.

The first sighting was reported at 1:30 a.m., in the area of Northeast 117th Avenue and Siskiyou Street.

The second sighting was reported at 4:11 a.m., in the area of the Gateway bike path at I-205 northbound.

The third sighting was at 5:30 a.m., in the area of Northeast 115th Avenue and Siskiyou Street.

Officers checked the area after each of the sightings but did not locate the cougar.

The Oregon State Police (OSP) and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) have been notified about the sightings by East Precinct officers.

In a previous call, on Wednesday July 2, at 2:01 a.m., a report of a cougar was made at Northeast 148th Avenue and Sacramento Street, and officers spotted the cat walking along a vegetable field at approximately Northeast 147th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard. The cat disappeared into the tree line and was not seen again by officers checking the area.

On Tuesday July 1, a caller in the area of Southeast 162nd Avenue and Main Street reported her domestic house cat had been killed by an animal, and the only thing that remained was the cat's had and a paw.

On June 29, 2014, at 5:22 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to reports of a cougar sighting in the area of Southeast 121st Avenue and Division Street.

Two different callers reported seeing the full-sized cougar heading North across Southeast Division Street and into the neighborhood.

Several officers checked the area but did not locate the cougar.

The Gresham Police Department also took a report of a cougar sighting on Monday June 30, in the area of Northeast 167th Avenue and Halsey Street.

Anyone seeing the cougar should not approach it and should immediately call 9-1-1.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) has some tips to remember about cougars: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/wildlife/living_with/cougars.asp

ODFW advises the following if you encounter a cougar:

STOP - Never approach a cougar at any time for any reason.

STAY CALM - Face the cougar and do not turn your back towards it. Do not run. Running encourages it to chase.

APPEAR LARGE - Make yourself look large. Do not bend over or crouch down. Raise your hands. Hold your coat open. Hold small children.

FIGHT BACK - Fight back if attacked.

MAKE NOISE - Make noise while hiking to reduce the chance of surprising a cougar.

KEEP CHILDREN CLOSE - Always keep children close by and in sight.

AVOID WALKING ALONE

The Portland Police Bureau would like community members to be aware of the possible sighting and encourages anyone seeing a cougar not to approach it but to immediately call 9-1-1.

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34-Year-Old Man Arrested for Sexually Assaulting his Grandmother and Uncle on Wednesday (Photo) - 07/04/14
On Tuesday July 1, 2014, at 10:10 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a residence in North Portland's Piedmont Neighborhood on the report of a sexual assault.

Officers arrived and learned that the suspect sexually assaulted his 82-year-old grandmother and his 49-year-old uncle then ran out of the home.

The 82-year-old victim was treated at a Portland area hospital.

The victims identified the suspect as 34-year-old Willie Andre Johnson (also known as Aundre Willie Johnson).

Officers, including a Police K-9 Unit, searched the neighborhood but did not locate the suspect.

Early Wednesday morning, family called 9-1-1 again to report that Johnson was at McDonald's, located at Northeast Grand Avenue and Weidler Street. Officers responded and took Johnson into custody without incident.

Johnson was transported to the Detective Division to be interviewed by Sex Crimes Unit detectives.

Johnson complained of medical issues and was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment where he was admitted overnight. He was released on Thursday afternoon and booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

Johnson was booked on charges of Attempt Rape in the First Degree, Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the First Degree, Sex Abuse in the First Degree (two counts), Kidnapping in the First Degree, and Assault in the Fourth Degree (Domestic Violence).

Johnson is a Registered Sex Offender on an original charge of Rape in the First Degree.

Johnson will be arraigned on Monday July 7, 2014, in Multnomah County Court.

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-25 Burglary (Photo) - 07/03/14
The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in solving a Downtown Portland residential burglary

In the Fall of 2013, a Downtown Portland condominium was burglarized and the victim lost several items of jewelry that hold significant family value.

The burglary occurred sometime between October 15 and November 25, 2013, at a condominium located at 311 Northwest 12th Avenue. The resident was out of town during that period of time and discovered the burglary upon her return.

Two items in particular were stolen that are family heirlooms are a gold coin bracelet and a platinum and gold diamond ring.

Burglary detectives have run out of leads in the case and are asking for the public's help in recovering the jewelry and identifying a suspect.

Photos of both the bracelet and the ring have been released to the public in hope that someone will recognize them and provide helpful information to police.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

Investigator:
Detective Nathan Sheppard
Burglary Detail
nathan.sheppard@portlandoregon.gov

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Southeast Precinct Officers Talk Suicidal Woman Off of Northeast Portland Freeway Overpass - 07/02/14
Today, Wednesday July 2, 2014, at 12:03 p.m., Southeast Precinct officers responded to the Northeast 53rd Avenue overpass above I-84 on the report of a woman standing outside the railing and that she was thinking about suicide.

Officers arrived and began to talk with the 44-year-old woman who told police she was recently released from the hospital but was still feeling suicidal.

Officers talked with her for approximately 30 minutes then she came back over the railing to be taken to the hospital.

TriMet MAX lines and Union Pacific Railroad were briefly stopped during this incident as the woman was over the MAX and train tracks.

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

Suicide is preventable.

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 (503) 972-3456.

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Shooting in Northeast Portland's Montavilla Neighborhood - One Man Injured - 07/01/14
This evening, Tuesday July 1, 2014, at 9:36 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 700 block of Northeast 91st Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and contacted the victim, a 30-year-old male, who was suffering from a single gunshot wound in the right leg.

The victim told police that he was walking along the street when he got into an argument with a passing driver, who stopped, got out of the car and fired one round into the victim's leg, then sped away.

The victim was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to his non-life-threatening injury.

Officers have checked the area for the suspect vehicle, described as a white or silver Acura Integra. No crime scene has been located and officers are working to verify the victim's story.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Assault Detail detectives at (503) 823-0400.

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UPDATE- FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought in Locating a Missing 51-Year-Old Southwest Portland Man (Photo) - 07/01/14
Missing 51-year-old John O'Malley was located safely in Lake Oswego today and is no longer missing.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help in locating missing 51-year-old John Anthony O'Malley.

O'Malley left his home in the 11400 block of Southwest Oak Creek Drive in the Arnold Creek neighborhood on a walk on Sunday afternoon and never returned. According to family, this behavior is very out of character and they are concerned for his welfare.

O'Malley is described as a white male, 5'7" tall, 180 pounds, bald, gray goatee, glasses, last seen wearing a red Adidas jacket and jeans.

Anyone seeing O'Malley is asked to immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact Detective Lori Fonken at (503) 823-1081.

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Traffic Division Conducting Extra DUII Patrols Through the 4th of July Weekend - 07/01/14
Over the next week, the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division will be adding extra patrols to the streets of Portland for the 4th of July holiday weekend. This high visibility enforcement will be looking for people driving under the influence of intoxicants.

Independence Day is filled with celebrations, family, friends, food, and fireworks; but, all too often the festivities turn tragic on the nation's roads. The fact is, the 4th of July holiday is also one of the deadliest holidays of the year, due to drunk-driving crashes.

According to data from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), during July 4th holidays over the five year time period from 2007 to 2011, 780 people lost their lives in crashes involving drivers with a BAC of .08 or more.

Please celebrate our Nation's Independence Day safely and responsibly.

Don't forget, buzzed driving is drunk driving.

If you see a suspected drunk driver, call 9-1-1 and make a report.

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-24 Andrew Coggins Homicide (Photo) - 07/01/14
The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in solving a homicide that occurred on June 30, 2014.

On Monday June 30, 2014, at 2:46 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting near North Fessenden Street and Fiske Avenue.

24-year-old Andrew Leon Coggins Jr. was found mortally wounded by gunfire in a drive-by shooting. The Oregon State Medical Examiner performed an autopsy on July 1 and determined that Coggins died of a single gunshot wound.

Although there were a number of witnesses at the scene and in the area, very little information was shared with police.

Investigators are asking for any information about this case to help identify a suspect or suspects in the shooting.

Anyone with second-hand information should also share it with police. Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared directly with investigators or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

Investigators:
Detective Rico Beniga
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-0457
rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov

Detective Chris Traynor
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-0449
christopher.traynor@portlandoregon.gov

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UPDATE #3: Shooting Investigation Underway in North Portland's Portsmouth Neighborhood - 06/30/14
The victim in this homicide has been identified as Andrew Coggins, a 24-year-old male.

Mr. Coggins was shot in the 4900 block of North Fessenden Street. Officers rushed to the scene and worked to secure the area so that medical personnel could begin treatment. An officers assisted with CPR using a respirator mask, retrieved from his patrol car.

Despite attempts by the officers and citizens along with medical personnel, Mr. Coggins died at the scene.

There were a large number of witnesses to this incident and detectives are still in the process of conducting interviews. If anyone has information about this incident we are asking that the contact the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division at 503-823-0400.

Updates will follow as more information becomes available.


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The PIO is onscene. There will be a media breifing at 5:45 p.m., at the media stagging area (N. Trenton and N. Fiske).

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This shooting is now a homicide investigation.

Sgt. Greg Stewart is responding to the scene and will meet with media. ETA is one hour.

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This afternoon, Monday June 30, 2014, at 2:46 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 4700 block of North Trenton Street.

Officers have arrived and located one gunshot victim and began CPR until medical personnel could respond.

No additional information is available at this time and there is an active investigation in the area.

Updates will be provided at a later time.


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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) for Portland Police Bureau - 06/30/14
Sgt. Greg Stewart is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) for the Portland Police Bureau.

Sgt. Stewart can be reached by email, greg.stewart@portlandoregon.gov, or via the media-only pager for urgent breaking news.

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Protester Attempting to Block Train Car Arrested in Northwest Portland (Photo) - 06/30/14
This morning, Monday June 30, 2014, at 5:15 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a woman sitting on the railroad tracks in the 5200 block of Northwest Front Avenue.

Officers arrived and found 22-year-old Irene Marjorie Milsom sitting on the railroad tracks with her arm secured inside a large plastic drum filled with concrete. Milsom was accompanied by a group of 15 to 20 protesters who told police they were protesting "big oil" and "the burning of fossil fuels."

Milsom refused to leave the tracks voluntarily so officers assigned to the Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit (MEDU) responded with specialized equipment to remove Milsom's arm from the concrete barrel.

After freeing her from the barrel, Milsom was arrested for Criminal Trespassing in the First Degree, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree. She was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned on Tuesday.

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CORRECTION - Stabbing in Southeast Portland's Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Injures One Man - 06/29/14
Correcting the earlier news release, the victim's injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

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On Sunday June 29, 2014, at 10:43 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the a disturbance at a residence in the 13900 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and learned that two men who know each other were in a fight and that one of the men stabbed the other.

The adult male victim is being transported to a Portland hospital with traumatic injuries that are not believed to be life threatening.

The suspect left the area on foot and is described as a white male with a shaved head, wearing a gray t-shirt, blue jeans, and carrying a backpack.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Assault Detail detectives at (503) 823-0400.

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Public Alert: Cougar Sighting in Southeast Portland's Mill Park Neighborhood - 06/29/14
This morning, Sunday June 29, 2014, at approximately 5:22 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to reports of a cougar sighting in the area of Southeast 121st Avenue and Division Street.

Two different callers reported seeing the full-sized cougar heading North across Southeast Division Street and into the neighborhood.

Several officers checked the area but did not locate the cougar.

Anyone seeing the cougar should not approach it and should immediately call 9-1-1.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) has some tips to remember about cougars: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/wildlife/living_with/cougars.asp

ODFW advises the following if you encounter a cougar:

STOP - Never approach a cougar at any time for any reason.

STAY CALM - Face the cougar and do not turn your back towards it. Do not run. Running encourages it to chase.

APPEAR LARGE - Make yourself look large. Do not bend over or crouch down. Raise your hands. Hold your coat open. Hold small children.

FIGHT BACK - Fight back if attacked.

MAKE NOISE - Make noise while hiking to reduce the chance of surprising a cougar.

KEEP CHILDREN CLOSE - Always keep children close by and in sight.

AVOID WALKING ALONE

While there have been no other reported cougar sightings, the Portland Police Bureau would like community members to be aware of the possible sighting and encourages anyone seeing a cougar not to approach it but to immediately call 9-1-1.

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UPDATE #4: SERT and CNT Responding to Report of a Shooting in Southeast Portland - 06/28/14
The victim in Friday night's shooting at the Amber Court Apartments has been identified as 42-year-old Maria Soumphonpackdy. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined that she died of multiple gunshot wounds after her husband, 60-year-old Jack Soumphonpackdy, shot her with a handgun.

Jack Soumphonpackdy then turned the gun on himself and died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Detectives learned that Maria recently filed for divorce from Jack, which may have led to the shooting.

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.

The Portland Women's Crisis Line phone number is 1-888-235-5333. Additional, web-based resources are available from Multnomah County's 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 the Multnomah County Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team (DVERT) on "high-lethality" cases of domestic violence, which are those cases with warning signs associated with the most severe and life-threatening cases of domestic violence.

Information on the DVRU is available at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/35679.

Finally, the City of Portland, Multnomah County and numerous other partners have joined together to created the Gateway Center. The Gateway Center attempts to limit the impact of intimate partner violence through by providing multi-cultural and survivor-centered advocacy and services. Given the complexity of domestic violence this center provides a single-point of access to services and resources for survivors of intimate partner violence.

Information on the Gateway Center can be found at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/gatewaycenter/52837

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At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Friday June 27, 2014, East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the Amber Court Apartments, located in the 2500 block of Southeast 141st Avenue on the report of a shooting.

Officers arrived at the scene and, based on information that there may be an injured woman inside the apartment, the officers entered the apartment to rescue the victim and to get her to immediate medical aid.

As the officers were beginning to search the apartment, they heard a gunshot inside the residence. The officers were unable to determine where the shot came from inside the residence so they backed out and immediately called for SERT and CNT to respond to the scene.

Crisis Negotiators attempted to make contact with someone inside the apartment but did not receive any response.

Due to the concern over the welfare of the victim, SERT launched several tear gas rounds into the residence and immediately entered the premises to rescue the victim.

SERT officers located the female victim and a male, both deceased, inside the residence.

No officers fired gunshots during this incident.

Preliminary information indicates that the shooting is a domestic violence murder suicide.

Homicide detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division have taken over the crime scene and are conducting an investigation.

There is no risk to the public and there are no additional victims.

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PIO will brief onscene media at 142nd and Division at 7:45 p.m.

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The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to assist East Precinct officers with a reported shooting inside a residence at Southeast 141st Avenue and Division Street.

Southeast Division Street is closed in both directions, from approximately 136th to 145th Avenues.

This is an ongoing tactical incident and no further information is available.

Media staging will be at Southeast 145th Avenue and Division Street.

PIO is enroute, ETA 30 minutes.

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UPDATE - Downtown Streets Closed Due to Man Threatening to Jump from a Tree - 06/28/14
Crisis Negotiators were able to convince the man to climb down and he is being taken to the hospital for a mental health evaluation.

All streets are now open to traffic.

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This morning, Saturday June 28, 2014, at 9:12 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southwest 3rd Avenue and Ash Street on the report of a man 30' up a tree threatening to jump.

Officers arrived and attempted communication with the man but he appears to be suffering from a mental health crisis as well as possibly high on stimulants.

The Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) is at the scene as well as Portland Fire & Rescue to attempt to safely get the man to climb down the tree.

Southwest 1st to 3rd Avenues and Ankeny to Pine Streets is currently closed to all pedestrian, vehicle and bicycle traffic as negotiators attempt to diffuse the man's agitated state.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

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Sexual Assault in Southeast Portland's Lents Park - Suspect Arrested (Photo) - 06/27/14
On Thursday June 26, 2014, at 12:09 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to Lents Park, located at 4727 Southeast 92nd Avenue, on the report that a woman had been sexually assaulted in the park.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the adult female victim who told police that she met the suspect just prior to the assault and that he ran out of the park eastbound. The victim provided a description of him to officers and provided a picture of the suspect to police that she took with her cell phone.

The suspect, later identified as 28-year-old Michael Jermaine Miranda, was located in the area and taken into custody.

The victim was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

Miranda was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Sex Abuse in the Second Degree (2 counts) and will be arraigned on Friday.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind community members that stranger-to-stranger sexual assaults fortunately are a rare occurrence.

The Portland Police Bureau works with the Sexual Assault Resource Center of Oregon (SARC) and we want you to know that you need not be alone as a survivor of a sexual assault. SARC has a 24-hour support line at (503) 640-5311.

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

To learn more information about WomenStrength and GirlStrength, call (503) 823-0260 or visit http://www.portlandonline.com/police/womenstrength.

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UPDATE #2: Public's Help Sought Locating a Missing Southeast Portland Man (Photo) - 06/26/14
Detectives have been in contact with Robert Brinkmeyer and he is no longer considered a missing person.

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Detectives have obtained a more recent photo of missing 34-year-old Robert Brinkmeyer that they are releasing to the public.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help in locating 34-year-old Robert Paul Brinkmeyer.

Brinkmeyer was reported missing after quitting his job on Sunday and leaving concerning messages with family members. Brinkmeyer does not have a history of being away from home overnight.

Brinkmeyer is described as a white male, 6'1" tall, 170 pounds, brown hair, blue eyes, last seen wearing a gray zip hoodie, gray pants, and a gray Puma baseball cap. Brinkmeyer does not have a car and regularly uses TriMet.

Anyone seeing Brinkmeyer is asked to call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact Detective Lori Fonken at (503) 823-1081, lori.fonken@portlandoregon.gov.

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Detectives Seeking Information on Pastor Arrested for 1997 Sex Crimes (Photo) - 06/26/14
On June 19, 2014, Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit detectives arrested 64-year-old Michael George Sperou for three counts of Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the First Degree.

This arrest stems from a series of 1997 police reports involving juvenile girls who lived within the Southeast Bible Church community, now known as the North Clackamas Bible Community.

At the time of his arrest, Sperou was a senior pastor at the church.

The churches have operated in Southeast Portland and Happy Valley between 1980 and 2014.

Detectives are concerned that there may be additional victims who have not reported similar crimes to police.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Heidi Helwig at heidi.helwig@portlandoregon.gov.

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Robbery Detectives Investigating a Bank Robbery in the Parkrose Neighborhood (Photo) - 06/26/14
This morning, Thursday June 26, 2014, at 9:27 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Columbia State Bank, located at 5083 Northeast 122nd Avenue, on the report of a bank robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted bank employees who told police that the suspect entered the bank, armed with a handgun, and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled the bank in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a white male in his late-20s, 6'2" tall, medium build, wearing a gray and black coat, black stocking cap, black bandana over his face, black pants, armed with a handgun.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact Detective Brett Hawkinson at (503) 823-1080, brett.hawkinson@portlandoregon.gov; or, the Portland office of the F.B.I. at (503) 224-4181.

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Crime Alert: Car Prowlers Hit Southeast Portland's Eastmoreland Neighborhood (Photo) - 06/25/14
In the early morning hours of Wednesday June 25, 2014, several cars were broken into in the area of Southeast 36th Avenue and Henry Street. Additionally, the suspect stole three bicycles from an area residence.

An alert neighborhood resident took pictures of the suspects as they rode the stolen bicycles in the neighborhood.

Both appeared to be white males, wearing dark pants and gray hoodies.

Based on current information, detectives do not believe these suspects are related to the Woodstock neighborhood tire puncture incidents from the past two weeks.

Anyone with information about these incidents or the identity of either suspect is asked to contact Detective Chris Brace by email at chris.brace@portlandoregon.gov, or by phone at (503) 823-0541.

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-23 Hillsboro Gang Shooting (Photo) - 06/25/14
The Hillsboro Police Department, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in locating a suspect wanted for a 2011 gang shooting in Hillsboro.

On March 27, 2011, 15-year-old Luis Solano-Sanchez was shot multiple times, near the intersection of Cornell Road and Northeast 21st Avenue in Hillsboro. The investigation revealed that the incident was gang-related and the suspect was identified as 26-year-old Leopoldo Junior Diaz.

In April 2011, a Washington County Grand Jury indicted Diaz for Attempted Murder, Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Diaz is described as a male Hispanic, 5'7" tall, 132 pounds, black hair, brown eyes, and numerous tattoos on his body including "FG 14" on his chest and a Huelga bird on his left leg.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information.

Tips can be left in English or Spanish.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

Investigator:
Detective Anthony Johnson
Hillsboro Police Department
(503) 793-4083
anthony.johnson@hillsboro-oregon.gov

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Assault Detectives Investigating a Shooting in a Downtown Portland Residential Hotel - No Injuries - 06/24/14
This afternoon, Tuesday June 24, 2014, at 5:40 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Fairfield Hotel, located at 1117 Southwest Stark Street, on the report of a shooting. The Fairfield Hotel is a long-term residential hotel.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victim who told police that several gunshots were fired into his room from a neighboring room. The victim was not injured and told police there has been an ongoing dispute with the occupant of the neighboring room.

The suspect has left the premises and detectives are responding to continue the investigation.

At this point, officers do not believe there is any significant danger to the public.

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

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Cat Helps Cops Search for Burglary Suspect in Southeast Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood (Photo) - 06/24/14
On Monday June 23, 2014, at 4:16 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 2200 block of Southeast 98th Avenue on the report of a burglary.

Officers arrived and contacted the victim, who'd just returned home from work and found her house burglarized. The victim left home at approximately 7:40 a.m. and told police that everything was fine at the time she left for work.

Uncertain whether or not someone was still in the home, officers entered the residence to check for a suspect. While searching the home, one officer noted broken glass on the floor of both the basement and a bathroom. The victim's cat was walking around on the floor so the officer picked up the cat to make sure it did not step in the glass. The cat climbed up onto the officer's shoulders and remained there as they finished searching the house.

No suspect's were found but several personal items were discovered missing after the burglary.

Officers contacted a neighbor who told police that she saw a suspicious man in the neighborhood earlier in the day that seemed interested in the activities of the neighborhood.

The witness described the man as a white male, 30-40 years old, 5'9" tall, skinny build, curly brown hair, wearing a dark-colored track suit with pants tucked into his socks and boots.

Another neighbor described seeing an older white van, driven by a white male with dark hair and sunglasses, driving through the neighborhood.

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

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

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Crime Alert: Multiple Tires Punctured in Southeast Portland's Woodstock Neighborhood - 06/24/14
Today, Tuesday June 24, 2014, Southeast Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast 41st Avenue and Schiller Street on the report of multiple vehicles with flattened tires in the neighborhood. Similar reports were taken last week.

Officers are taking reports on the vehicle vandalisms and are encouraging owners who discover vehicle damage to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at (503) 823-3333.

There is no suspect information at this time and police are unable to say if these new incidents are at all related to a string of tire slashings in 2013.

From May to November 2013, the Portland Police Bureau's Crime Analysis Unit found more than 500 reports were filed about tire vandalism. The estimated cost of this string of vandalism to community residents was estimated to be $300,000 to $500,000.

If you suspicious activity consistent with these reports, please immediately call 9-1-1.

Victims discovering damage to vehicles are asked to file reports by calling the non-emergency number at (503) 823-3333.

The Portland Police Bureau and Crime Prevention want to help you and catch the person(s) responsible for these crimes.

We offer the following suggestions and tips:

* Park your vehicle off the street and in a garage, if possible.
* Enhance your exterior lighting: leave porch lights on at night, add motion sensor lighting to the garage and add pathway or sidewalk solar lighting. Prune trees or bushes that obstruct light.
* If you have exterior video cameras, turn them toward the street to capture activity and people near vehicles parked on the street.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and you can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

For more information about vehicle and home safety and security, contact your Crime Prevention Coordinator. Call (503) 823-4064 to locate your coordinator or visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/cp to learn more about Crime Prevention.

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Gang Enforcement Team Investigating a Driveby Shooting at Mt. Scott Park - No Known Injuries - 06/23/14
This evening, Monday June 23, 2014, at 9:38 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to multiple 9-1-1 calls regarding shots fired at Mt. Scott Park, located at Southeast 72nd Avenue and Harold Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted several witnesses who told police that someone fired multiple rounds into the park from a vehicle along the 74th Avenue side of the park. Witnesses told police that there were 40 to 50 teens and kids in the park at the time of the shooting. Many of the kids left the park before officers arrived in the area.

At this point, no gunshot victims have been located and none have arrived at any Portland hospitals.

Evidence of gunfire was found along the 74th Avenue side of the park. At this point, there is no confirmed suspect information to share with the public.

Based on preliminary information, the Gang Enforcement Team is responding to the scene to conduct an investigation.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gang and/or gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at (503) 823-4106.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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Traffic Stop on I-5 Leads to Seizure of 50 Pounds of Cocaine - Driver Arrested (Photo) - 06/23/14
On Friday June 20, 2014, at 5:12 p.m., Portland Police officers conducted a traffic stop on I-5 northbound at Delta Park. Officers noted that the driver, 28-year-old Charles Taesung Pak, was nervous, driving a rental car and couldn't answer basic questions. Pak is a Canadian citizen from Vancouver, British Columbia.

Based on the officer's observations, they asked Pak for consent to search his car called for a Drugs and Vice Division (DVD) narcotics K-9 to respond to the stop. Pak consented to the search and "Nikko" the narcotics dog discovered approximately 50 pounds (20 kilos) of cocaine in the vehicle.

Investigators from DVD responded to assist with the investigation.

The current US street value of the seized cocaine is approximately $420,000; in Canada, where police believe the cocaine was destined for is approximately $920,000.

Pak was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Manufacturing, Distribution and Possession of Cocaine.

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Major Crash Team Investigating Rollover Crash Overnight on I-5 - Driver Critically Injured - 06/23/14
On Sunday June 22, 2014, at 11:47 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a two-car rollover crash on I-5 northbound at Rosa Parks Way.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and learned that the crash involved only one vehicle and that the driver was ejected during the crash. Portland Firefighters were able to free the driver, an adult female, and she was transported to a Portland hospital, where she remains in critical condition.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded and began a crash investigation. Preliminary information indicates that both speed and alcohol were factors in the crash.

I-5 northbound was closed for several hours during the crash investigation.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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