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Rapist Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison for Two Sexual Assaults (Photo) - 11/25/14
On Monday November 24, 2014, the suspect in two sexual assaults was sentenced to 28 years in prison for sexually assaulting two young women in Portland.

18-year-old Justin Dejohn Hubbard was 17-year-old at the time of the crimes. Hubbard pled guilty last week to charges of Sodomy in the First Degree, Sex Abuse in the First Degree, Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the First Degree (two counts), Kidnapping in the First Degree, and Burglary in the First Degree.

The first investigation began on Monday March 10, 2014, when North Precinct officers responded to Parkrose High School on the report that a student was in the office reporting a sexual assault.

Officers contacted the victim, a 16-year-old female, who told police that she was sexually assaulted by a stranger as she walked to school in the morning, near Northeast 131st Avenue and Prescott Drive.

Sex Crimes Unit detectives responded and conducted an investigation but were unable to identify a suspect based on the available information and evidence.

The second investigation began on Monday June 2, 2014, when North Precinct officers responded to the Greenleaf Springs Apartments, located at 4500 Northeast 125th Place, on the report of a burglary and attempted sexual assault.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the 26-year-old female victim and her fiancé, who told police the suspect broke into the apartment and tried to sexually assault the victim. The victim's fiancé chased the suspect out of the apartment and he ran away into the neighborhood.

Multiple officers, including a Police K-9, searched the area and located Hubbard inside an apartment at a neighboring apartment complex, where he was taken into custody without incident.

Through their investigation, Sex Crimes Unit detectives learned that Hubbard was the suspect in the March 2014 assault. Detectives worked closely with the Oregon State Police Crime Lab and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office during this investigation.

Hubbard remains in the Multnomah County Jail awaiting transfer to the Oregon Department of Corrections.

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

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

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

* Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL): Provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources: 24 hour crisis line: (503) 235-5333, or 1-888-235-5333.

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

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

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

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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 79-Year-Old Woman (Photo) - 11/25/14
79-year-old Dorothy Larson has returned home and is safe.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate missing 79-year-old Dorothy Larson of North Portland.

Dorothy was last seen on Monday November 24, 2014, at 3:00 p.m., when she left her home to drive to a friend's house in Northeast Portland. Several hours passed and Dorothy did not arrive at her friend's home nor did she return to her residence.

Although Dorothy has no history of getting lost or indication of any health concerns, family and friends are concerned for her welfare.

Dorothy is described as a white female, 5'4" tall, and 140 pounds.

Dorothy is driving a maroon 1996 Buick Regal 4-door, Oregon plate UZL755.

Anyone seeing Dorothy or the vehicle is asked to call 9-1-1.

Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact Detective Lori Fonken at (503) 823-1081.

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Portland Police to Celebrate G.R.E.A.T. Families Graduation in Multnomah Village (Photo) - 11/25/14
Today, November 25, 2014, at 6:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau's G.R.E.A.T. Program will be honoring families who participated in six-week G.R.E.A.T. Families program taught by Portland Police officers.

The celebration will be held at the Stephens Creek Crossing Community Room, located at 6715 Southwest 26th Avenue.

Officers Angel Ocasio and Mike Paresa will be among those honoring the families who participated in the program.

G.R.E.A.T. stands for Gang Resistance Education And Training. The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. With prevention as its primary objective, the program is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership.

The G.R.E.A.T. Families program is a research-based, family-strengthening program consisting of a six-session family curriculum and a family/community resource guide. By linking a practical curriculum to a process of engaging local family assistance resources, G.R.E.A.T. Families provides G.R.E.A.T. instructors with the basic tools needed to work effectively with families and with other family-serving organizations in their community.

Media is invited to attend this special event.

To learn more about the G.R.E.A.T. Program, contact Officer Mike Paresa at (503) 823-2186 or Mike.Paresa@PortlandOregon.gov.

To learn more about the G.R.E.A.T. Families Program visit http://www.great-online.org/components/families.aspx

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UPDATE #2: Mounted Patrol Unit Stables Burglarized, Horses Set Free - One Suspect in Custody, Horses Safe (Photo) - 11/25/14
24-year-old Bradly Sean Miller was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the Second Degree, Aggravated Theft in the First Degree and three counts of Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree.

Based on their investigation, detectives do not believe that Miller's actions had anything to do with a demonstration or protest. Detectives do believe that alcohol played a role in Miller's decision making.

Miller will be arraigned today in Multnomah County Court.

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Central Precinct officers arrested a 24-year-old male in connection with tonight's burglary at the Portland Police Bureau Mounted Patrol Facility.

Officers searched the facility and did not locate any additional suspects.

Five Mounted Patrol horses were released from the facility and were located outside the horse arena and across Naito Parkway along the train tracks.

Horses Zeus, Monty, Major, Asher, and Red were all brought back into the facility safely. Two of the horses suffered minor leg injuries and were treated by Police Bureau personnel. Horses Murphy, Olin and Diesel were found safe inside their stables.

Several community members in the area helped contain the horses and keep them from wandering away into the city.

Stolen property was recovered from the suspect. It is unclear at this point if the suspect released the horses as a form of protest.

Burglary detectives will continue the investigation and the suspect's name will be released on Tuesday after he is booked into jail.

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Central Precinct officers are investigating a burglary at the Portland Police Bureau's Mounted Patrol Unit Facility, located at 1362 Northwest Naito Parkway.

One suspect is in custody and officers and a K-9 Unit are searching the building for a second suspect.

Several horses were released during the burglary but have all been safely located and are accounted for at this time.

PIO is responding and will meet with interested media outside the main entrance to the facility once the scene is secure.

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Statement from Chief Mike Reese Regarding Officers Use of Badge on Facebook - 11/24/14
This morning, Monday November 24, 2014, Chief Mike Reese ordered three officers to remove images of the official Portland Police Bureau badge, surrounded by a bracelet stating, "I am Darren Wilson" from their personal Facebook pages.

"I was alerted to these images this morning and immediately ordered their removal through the officers' chain of command. The image displayed does not represent this organization and was very inflammatory in nature," said Chief Mike Reese. "Officers certainly have a right to have and express their opinions but not using an official badge of the Portland Police Bureau. The badge represents all members of the organization, past and present, and is an important symbol in our community that must not be tarnished. I've asked the Professional Standards Division to review this matter for possible policy violations."

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Two Men Grab Woman in Southeast Portland's Lents Neighborhood - Woman Escaped, Suspects Fled (Photo) - 11/23/14
On Saturday November 22, 2014, at 1:59 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the area of Southeast 92nd Avenue and Holgate Street on the report that a woman was attacked in the area.

Officers arrived and spoke with the 30-year-old victim who told police that she was walking home when she was approached by two men who started talking to her then grabbed her and dragged her onto a side street.

The victim told police she was walking northbound on 92nd Avenue and passed Insley Street, where she saw the two men approach her from Insley. The two men started talking to her so she sped up her walk as they ran up behind her and grabbed onto her arms and began dragging her backwards onto Insley.

The victim struggled and fought her way out of their grasp and fell to the ground in the process, but was able to get up and run away. The victim told police she hid in some bushes as the men walked past her and out of the area.

The victim told police that she hid in the bushes for approximately 10 minutes then ran to her home where her boyfriend called 9-1-1.

The victim described the suspects as male Hispanics in their 20s, both 6' tall, medium build, wearing dark clothing.

Several officers checked the area but did not locate anyone matching the suspects' descriptions. There have been no similar reports of this activity in the neighborhood.

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

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

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

* Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL): Provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources: 24 hour crisis line: (503) 235-5333, or 1-888-235-5333.

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

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

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

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Gang-Related Shooting in Kenton Neighborhood Damages Vehicle - No Injuries or Suspects (Photo) - 11/23/14
On Sunday November 23, 2014, at 3:09 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 8500 block of North Endicott Avenue on the report of a shooting.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire and damage to a parked vehicle in a driveway and a garage door. No injuries were reported.

Initial investigation indicated that the shooting may be gang related so the Gang Enforcement Team responded to the scene. The same residence was shot at in July 2014. No arrests have been made in that case and there were no injuries as a result of the earlier shooting.

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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Hit and Run Seriously Injures Pedestrian in Reed Neighborhood of Southeast Portland - Driver Arrested (Photo) - 11/23/14
On Sunday November 23, 2014, at 1:12 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southeast 30th Avenue and Steele Street on the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located 21-year-old Jordan Jackson, a resident of Southeast Portland, down in the street suffering from serious injuries. Witnesses described seeing a silver Volkswagen Beetle strike Jackson then flee the scene westbound on Steele.

Jackson was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to what initially were believed to be life-threatening injuries. His condition was later upgraded and he is expected to survive.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team (MCT) responded to assist with the investigation.

A witness led police to an apartment complex just West of 30th and Steele, where the silver Volkswagen Beetle was parked in the lot. The vehicle had extensive front end damage.

Officers contacted 27-year-old Ariel Neuman in the complex. After further investigation, officers took her into custody without incident.

Neuman was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Third Degree, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run/Felony), Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), and Reckless Driving.

Anyone with additional information about this crash may contact Officer David Enz at (503) 823-2103, david.enz@portlandoregon.gov.

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Gang Enforcement Team Arrests 16-Year-Old for Attempted Murder (Photo) - 11/22/14
On Friday November 21, 2014, members of the Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team (GET) arrested 16-year-old Christopher Washington in connection with an August 2014 shooting. Washington was arrested at his home in the 2900 block of Southeast 92nd Avenue.

This investigation began on August 9, 2014, at 12:48 a.m., when North Precinct and GET officers responded to the report of shots fired outside the Shady Lady Tavern, located at 4759 Northeast Cully Boulevard. Nobody was hit in the shooting and investigators learned that there was a disturbance inside the tavern prior to the shots being fired outside.

GET detectives responded to investigate and over the past several months, developed information leading to the arrest of Washington.

Washington was booked into the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home on charges of Attempted Murder, Attempted Assault in the First Degree, Attempted Assault in the Second Degree, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

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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PPB Sunshine Division and Zupan's Partner to Provide Thanksgiving Food Boxes - 11/21/14
Media contact:
Kyle Camberg, 503-577-6852, kyle@sunshinedivision.org
Eleanor Wilkinson, 360-737-2728, eleanor@zupans.com


PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU SUNSHINE DIVISION & ZUPAN'S MARKETS PARTNER TO GIVE PORTLAND FAMILIES IN CRISIS A THANKSGIVING

The Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division & Zupan's Markets employees to pack food boxes with complete Thanksgiving meals on Monday, November 24th at 5:30 am at the Sunshine Division's 687 N. Thompson Street warehouse.

The majority of Thanksgiving boxes will be distributed to families directly referred from the Portland Police Bureau. Some recipients are victims of crime but most reside in at-risk, low-income communities. As first responders, the police are the first to answer the call for help and often the first to see when a family is in crisis. Officers develop ongoing relationships with these communities as a way to build trust of law enforcement and reduce crime.

New recipients of this year's boxes, Cathedral Gardens' residents, are the result of a partnership between PPB's Neighborhood Response Team officer, Michael Schmerber, and the housing complex. "NRT officers are often approached with requests from the community. The Bureau can't address every request but when we host round table meetings with community partners all working together to address common needs, positive outcomes form. This time I called upon our friends at the Sunshine Division, who are repeatedly a tool for officers to make connections through their programs and resources." says Officer Schmerber.

Sunshine Division's Thanksgiving food box program, in its eighth year, is completely funded by the Zupan's Markets' Taste of Zupan's event which was held on November 8th at the Heathman Hotel. The Zupan's family and customers have supported the Sunshine Division's food assistance programs for 26 years and established the Thanksgiving food box program. The Thanksgiving boxes will be distributed at the Sunshine Division warehouse directly to clients or through police officers, and all are already reserved.

"Thanksgiving is a time for food and family," said Mike Zupan, president of Zupan's Markets. "We are grateful for our partnership with the Sunshine Division and the opportunity to provide families the ingredients to prepare a meal together."

"Zupan's Markets continues to be a major partner of the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division in fighting food insecurity in Portland." explains Sunshine Division's Officer Phil Kent. "The Zupan's family, stores, and customers are providing families a Thanksgiving meal, a family's one 'normal' experience during a time of crisis - to sit down to a special meal. The Sunshine Division would have no Thanksgiving program without their support."

This year marks the 91st anniversary for the Sunshine Division whose inception started with a handful of police officers collecting pocket change to purchase food for families in need. The philosophy that "no one should commit a crime due to hunger" has driven the mission to evolve from a seasonal December holiday food basket program to a variety of programs addressing current hunger issues year-round.









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

About Zupan's Markets
Founded by John Zupan in 1975, Zupan's Markets is a local and family-owned market that has served Portland's food-loving community for 39 years. Zupan's Markets, with four locations, focuses on quality, selling everything from the best meats and wines to the freshest produce, baked goods, gourmet deli products, specialty foods, flowers and more, always emphasizing locally sourced, artisan products when possible. For more information, visit www.zupans.com or stay in touch at www.facebook.com/ZupansMarketsPortland.
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Information Regarding Demonstrations in Portland - Regarding Ferguson (MO) Grand Jury - 11/21/14
The Portland Police Bureau would like to make community members aware that following the announcement of the Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, we anticipate a number of planned and spontaneous free speech and expression demonstrations to be held in Portland, Oregon. These events are anticipated to occur regardless of what the Grand Jury decides in Ferguson.

The Portland Police Bureau recognizes that there is tremendous historical context, passion, and expectations with this decision.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau have been meeting and engaging in conversations with members of the communities of interest, organizers, and community leaders over the last several weeks with the goal of working together to assist in helping these demonstrations be productive and peaceful for all.

The role of the Police Bureau is to support our community's ability to effectively exercise their rights to free speech and expression while keeping the community and the event safe and free from violence or property damage.

The Police Bureau is aware that there may be some people attending demonstrations with the intent to exploit peaceful expressions by participating in disruptive behavior. Officers will work with organizers and will respond as needed to such calls for service.

Traffic may be temporarily rerouted, so commuters and users of TriMet may look to use alternate routes to avoid being caught in delays.

The hope of the Portland Police Bureau is for events to be peaceful exercises of free speech and expression without infringing on the rights of others. Officers will exercise compassion, understanding, and discretion and ask the community to help ensure a safe environment for all.

For updates, you can follow the Portland Police Bureau on Twitter, @PortlandPolice

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Suspect Arrested After Hit and Run and Pursuit into Downtown Portland (Photo) - 11/20/14
On Wednesday November 19, 2014, at 10:00 p.m., Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the 23800 block of Northeast Holladay Street on the report of a hit and run to a vehicle and property.

As deputies were en route to the scene, additional information was received that the suspect vehicle, a gray Honda coupe, was leaving eastbound on Holladay Street.

Deputies spotted the vehicle westbound on I-84 and pursued the vehicle for a brief time but backed away as the suspect accelerated to a high rate of speed.

Portland Police officers began following the vehicle on I-84 westbound and followed it until the suspect vehicle exited off of I-405 at Salmon Street. An officer used a Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT) to spin the vehicle out.

The suspect vehicle came to a stop but then the driver put the vehicle in reverse and damaged a patrol car, but other patrol cars arrived and were able to box the suspect vehicle in and arrest the driver, 40-year-old George Scruggs III, of Ridgefield, Washington.

Scruggs was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Criminal Mischief in the First Degree (two counts), Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run), Reckless Endangerment (three counts), Reckless Driving, and Resisting Arrest.

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Public Alert: Scammers Calling Portland Residents Claiming to be IRS - Victims Losing Thousands of Dollars - 11/20/14
The Portland Police Bureau is continuing to receive reports where victims stated that someone claiming to be with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) called them and demanded money for back taxes.

In one incident in late August, the victim received a voice mail from someone claiming to be from the "Tax Fraud Department" of the IRS. The caller claimed that the victim owed money to the IRS and if they did not pay, the County Sheriff would make an arrest. The victim did not call the number back and did not lose any money.

In another incident in early September, the victim reported a similar call from a "Federal Crimes Investigator" from the IRS, claiming that the victim owed money from back taxes and that if she did not pay, police would respond and take the victim to jail.

Although the victim was suspicious, the caller convinced her that it was a legitimate call and told the victim to go purchase MoneyPak reloadable cards, then call back and provide the numbers over the phone.

Unfortunately the victim did what the scammer requested and lost nearly $12,000.

In a recent case, the victim reported a similar call from someone claiming to be an IRS agent. The victim lost nearly $5,000 in the scam after the suspect stated that the victim owed back taxes and would go to jail.

Similar scams have been reported in the past year where callers claim to be with a utility or other government agency demanding money.

If you question the authenticity of a call asking for payment, hang up and contact the utility or government agency directly.

"People should stay vigilant and avoid becoming a victim if they receive contact from someone claiming to be from the IRS who demands money," said Preston C. Lamb, Special Agent in Charge for the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).

"Federal, State and local law enforcement and consumer protection officials are doing an outstanding job educating taxpayers about the scam and encouraging victims to contact TIGTA," Lamb said. "The most effective way for individuals to report scam attempts and losses is by filling out the "IRS Impersonation scam" form on TIGTA's website."

http://www.treasury.gov/tigta

Tips to help avoid becoming a victim to this scam include:

* Never give personal or financial information to an unsolicited caller or email.

* Be suspicious of callers who demand immediate payment for any reason.

* Utility companies and government agencies will never contact you for payment by GreenDot, MoneyPak or Vanilla Reload.

* Remember that anyone who has the number on a prepaid card has access to the funds on your card.

* Never wire money, provide debit or credit card numbers to a stranger.

MoneyPak/Green Dot and Vanilla Reload have online tools to allow purchasers to request a refund if the scammer has not yet cashed the card.

For more information, please visit https://www.moneypak.com/refundrequest.aspx for MoneyPak/Green Dot and https://www.vanillareload.com/index.php/refund for Vanilla Reload.

If you are a resident of Portland and fall victim to these scammers with financial loss, you are encouraged to file a report by calling the Portland Police Bureau's Non-Emergency line at (503) 823-3333.

Resources are available for consumers to avoid becoming victims of scams and fraud at the Oregon Department of Justice. Information can be found online at: http://www.doj.state.or.us/consumer/pages/index.aspx

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UPDATE - 2nd ARREST: Portland Police Arrest a 66-Year-Old Man, Indicted for 2013 Sex Crimes (Photo) - 11/20/14
Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit detectives booked 25-year-old Kiah Loy Lawson into the Multnomah County Jail early this morning after he turned himself in to police. Lawson was indicted by a Lane County Grand Jury on charges of Sodomy in the Third Degree (two counts) and Sex Abuse in the Third Degree.

This investigation is continuing and no additional details are available.

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On Wednesday November 19, 2014, Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit detectives arrested 66-year-old Terrence Patrick Bean at his home in Southwest Portland, after a Lane County Grand Jury indicted him on charges related to a 2013 incident with a juvenile male.

Bean was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be transferred to Lane County where he'll be arraigned on the indictment for Sodomy in the Third Degree (two counts) and Sex Abuse in the Third Degree.

Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit detectives are the lead investigators on the case, working in conjunction with the Clackamas County and Lane County District Attorney's Offices.

No further details can be released at this time.

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Missing 70-Year-Old Man Found Deceased in Southeast Portland's Lents Neighborhood (Photo) - 11/19/14
On Wednesday November 19, 2014, at approximately 8:00 a.m., Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue (SAR) volunteers located the body of 70-year-old John Lloyd Scott in the area of Southeast Flavel and Knapp Streets, East of I-205 near Johnson Creek.

John was reported missing by family late Monday night after he failed to return from a trip to Clackamas Town Center. John was last seen at approximately 1:00 p.m. on Monday, when relatives dropped him off at the Holgate MAX platform to go to Clackamas Town Center (a normal routine).

At approximately 11:00 p.m., John called his nephew to say that he was lost "near the bike trail" and that he was going to sit down on the grass to rest. Based on John's description of where he was, family believed he was still near the mall. John has had no further contact with his family.

Police worked with John's cellular provider and learned that his phone was within a mile radius of Southeast 92nd Avenue and Ramona Street so officers began an extensive neighborhood search from the ground and the air, using officers and the Portland Police Air Support Unit.

On Tuesday, MCSO SAR was activated and searched for several hours but did not locate John. This morning they began searching again and shortly after they started, searchers using a dog located John's body in an area not clearly visible to the public.

The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit would like to thank the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Team and volunteers for their efforts to locate John over the past few days.

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

Anyone with any additional information in this case may contact Detective Heidi Helwig at (503) 823-0797, heidi.helwig@portlandoregon.gov.

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Sex Offender Arrested for Two Sexually Related Criminal Incidents in Downtown Portland (Photo) - 11/18/14
On Monday November 17, 2014 at 1:45 p.m., on the second floor of Lincoln Hall, Portland State University Campus Public Safety Officers arrested 33-year-old James Ray McNeil after receiving a report that McNeil was publicly masturbating, while in close proximity to a female student.

After a brief struggle with Campus Public Safety Officers, McNeil was taken into custody.
McNeil has no affiliation with Portland State University and is not a student.

McNeil was identified by Portland Police as a suspect in a sex crime that had been reported earlier that morning at the Estate Hotel, located at 225 Northwest Couch Street. A 33-year-old female reported to police that she woke up in her hotel room at 8:30 a.m. to see a man (later identified as McNeil) naked and masturbating in her room as he touched her sexually.

CPSO Officers transported McNeil to the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division for further investigation by Sex Crimes Unit detectives.

McNeil was charged with Public Indecency (Felony), Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, and a Parole Violation, all in connection with his arrest at Portland State. McNeil also faces charges of Burglary in the First Degree and Sex Abuse in the First Degree, in connection with the incident in Old Town.

McNeil was booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

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

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

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

* Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL): Provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources: 24 hour crisis line: (503) 235-5333, or 1-888-235-5333.

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

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

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

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UPDATE - SAR ACTIVATED: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing Male with Alzheimer's (Photo) - 11/18/14
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue (SAR) team is beginning to search for missing 70-year-old John Lloyd Scott.

The Missing Persons Unit is asking the public who lives and works in Southeast Portland's Lents Neighborhood to keep an eye out for John and to immediately report any sightings to 9-1-1.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate missing 70-year-old John Lloyd Scott.

John was last seen at approximately 1:00 p.m. on Monday November 17, 2014, when relatives dropped him off at the Holgate MAX platform to go to Clackamas Town Center (a normal routine). John lives in the 11000 block of Southeast Holgate Boulevard.

At approximately 11:00 p.m., John called his nephew to say that he was lost "near the bike trail" and that he was going to sit down on the grass to rest. Based on John's description of where he was, family believed he was still near the mall. John has had no further contact with his family.

Police worked with John's cellular provider and learned that his phone was within a mile radius of Southeast 92nd Avenue and Ramona Street so officers began an extensive neighborhood search from the ground and the air, using officers and the Portland Police Air Support Unit.

John was not located in the area and officers have no better information at this point. There is not a large-scale search effort ongoing at this point as officers do not have a good starting point to locate John, based on available information.

John is described as a white male, 5'7" tall, thin build, gray hair, wearing a blue windbreaker with white stripes on the sleeves, black pants, and a hat. John is not dressed for the extreme cold and due to his Alzheimer's, he commonly gets confused or turned around.

Anyone seeing John is asked to immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact Detective Heidi Helwig at (503) 823-0797, heidi.helwig@portlandoregon.gov.

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-47 Southwest Portland Burglaries (Photo) - 11/18/14
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in solving multiple residential burglaries in Southwest Portland.

On Saturday October 25, 2014, a Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputy responded to the report of a residential burglary at 5054 Southwest Hilltop Lane.

Deputies spoke with the victim who told police that the burglary occurred while they were away for dinner, between 7:30 and 9:00 p.m.

The suspect or suspects broke into the residence by throwing a large concrete plant pot through a bay window.

The victim estimates the total loss to be nearly $100,000 worth of jewelry and causing approximately $5,000 in damage.

The following Saturday, November 1, 2014, a Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputy responded to another burglary at 5044 Southwest Hilltop Lane, a few houses down from the first victim.

Entry was made by breaking out the window on a rear French door.

The victim estimates the total loss to be nearly $15,000 worth of jewelry and prescription medications and causing approximately $5,000 in damage.

At this point there is no suspect information in either of these cases. However, investigators believe the same suspect(s) is responsible for both burglaries

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office would like to make people aware that thieves often will sell stolen property at a greatly reduced price through online ads.

Anyone with additional information about this investigation, including anyone in the neighborhood who saw or heard anything, should contact the investigator.

Witnesses may contact the investigator directly or, to remain anonymous, they may provide information through Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

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 Rian Hakala
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
rian.hakala@mcso.us

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Northwest Portland Package Thief Arrested by Portland Police (Photo) - 11/18/14
On November 8, 2014, 39-year-old Aaron James Barnett was arrested by Central Precinct officers after detectives linked him to some package thefts in Northwest Portland.

Detectives believe Barnett stole packages off of porches in Northwest Portland as he walked around the neighborhood.

During this time of year, police often see a spike in theft of packages delivered to area homes.

In 2013, the Portland Police Bureau released a video to encourage online shoppers to re-think their delivery options, such as having the packages delivered to a workplace or secure location. Community members can view the video by visiting http://youtu.be/Doqz6sqZSNk

For a complete list of crime prevention tips, visit the Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention page at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/cp

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Crime Alert: Sexual Assault in Southeast Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood (Photo) - 11/17/14
On Saturday November 15, 2015, at 11:37 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 13100 block of Southeast Stark Street on the report of a burglary and assault that occurred approximately 7 hours earlier.

Officers arrived and, through a translator, learned that the victim was sexually and physically assaulted by two unknown men who forced their way into her residence, sometime between 4:00 and 5:00 a.m.

The victim, a 45-year-old female, told police that she was asleep when she heard someone knock at the door so she went to check and see who was outside. The victim told police that she could see two men outside, an African American male and a Hispanic male, and that they forced open her door and entered the residence.

Once inside, the suspects sexually and physically assaulted the victim then left the apartment. The victim was too fearful to call police until 7 hours later. The victim went to a Portland hospital to receive treatment to her injuries, none of which are life-threatening.

There is no better suspect information at this point and detectives are asking for help from the public.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Detective Jeff Myers at (503) 823-0595, jeff.myers@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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

* Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL): Provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources: 24 hour crisis line: (503) 235-5333, or 1-888-235-5333.

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

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

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

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Sex Crimes Detectives Investigating the Filming of Sexual Activity Involving Grant High School Students - 11/17/14
The Portland Police Bureau's Sex Crimes Unit is conducting an investigation into reports of sexual activity between students occurring at Grant High School and the activity being filmed by students.

Last week, a School Resource Officer was alerted to the activity occurring on and off campus and immediately worked with Grant High School administrators to address the issue. Sex Crimes Unit detectives were contacted and began a thorough investigation.

No arrests have been made and at this point there is no reason to believe the public is at risk.

Anyone with information about this case should contact Detective Nathan Sheppard at (503) 823-3886, nathan.sheppard@portlandoregon.gov.

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Drive-By Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Parkrose Neighborhood - No Injuries - 11/16/14
On Sunday November 16, 2014, at 10:03 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a drive-by shooting outside the Be Van Sports Bar, located at 10834 Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

Several officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire and damage to the side of the bar. Several bullets penetrated the wall and entered the bar but nobody inside was injured.

Limited suspect information indicates a newer light-colored sedan may be related to the shooting.

There is no known motive for the shooting.

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

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Officers Save Stabbing Victim's Life by Applying a Tourniquet in Northeast Portland's Sumner Neighborhood - 11/15/14
On Saturday November 15, 2014, at 5:06 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 4400 block of Northeast 91st Avenue on the report of a stabbing.

Officers arrived and located a male adult severely bleeding from a stab wound to one of his legs. Officers immediately applied a tourniquet to the injury and awaited medical personnel to respond to the scene.

The victim was transported to a Portland hospital where doctors told the officers that the application of the tourniquet saved the man's life.

There is no suspect information in this case and Assault detectives will continue the investigation.

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Stabbing Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland - 11/14/14
On Friday November 14, 2014, at 5:18 p.m., East Precinct and Transit Police Division officers responded to the report of a stabbing at the Gateway Transit Station, located at 1101 Northeast 99th Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the 16-year-old female victim who was suffering from a non-life-threatening stab wound. She has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment.

Initial information indicates that the stabbing may have occurred on the MAX at around 162nd Avenue.

Limited suspect information at this point is a large African American male in his late teens and that he may have exited the MAX at 162nd Avenue, accompanied by a Hispanic female.

Transit Police and Assault detectives are investigating.

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Cold Case Homicide Detectives Arrest Suspect in 1988 Homicide (Photo) - 11/13/14
On Thursday November 13, 2014, Portland Police Bureau Cold Case Homicide Unit detectives arrested 59-year-old Walter Wayne Howard for the 1988 homicide of Renee Harvey in Portland, Oregon.

Howard was arrested in San Diego, California, with the assistance of the San Diego Police Department and the California Department of Corrections.

Howard will be booked into the San Diego County Jail and will await extradition to Oregon.

This investigation began on January 15, 1988, when 25-year-old Renee Harvey was found deceased in her residence at 611 Southeast 27th Avenue in the East Buckman Neighborhood.

A friend of Renee Harvey's went to Ms. Harvey's residence because Ms. Harvey had not answered her phone. This friend was concerned because Ms. Harvey was supposed to be home and always answered her phone. Upon arriving at the residence, the friend noticed that the front door was closed but unlocked. She opened the door, called out for Ms. Harvey and upon receiving no answer, entered the residence. She found Ms. Harvey's body in the residence and knew immediately that Ms. Harvey was dead. She then called the police.

Homicide Detectives responded and learned that Ms. Harvey had been the victim of a burglary earlier in the week. She had been very upset by that crime and was in the process of moving to a new residence when her body was found. Friends told Detectives that Ms. Harvey was a single woman who worked as a receptionist and secretary for the Oregon Special Olympics. She had recently moved to Portland from Montana and attended church at the Unitarian Church where she was a member of the choir. She was a singer and had recently appeared in a local theater company's production of Oklahoma.

Through investigative means, Cold Case Homicide Unit detectives developed leads and were able to identify Walter Howard as the suspect in the homicide.

A Multnomah County Grand Jury is currently hearing evidence in the case and no additional details can be released at this time.

The Cold Case Homicide Unit reviews unsolved homicides in the Portland area and, since its inception in 2004, has reviewed approximately 250 homicide case and solved more than 40.

The Portland Police Bureau Cold Case Homicide Unit is comprised of a Sergeant and three Detectives who are assisted by several retired investigators who volunteer their time to assist in solving cases.

The Portland Police Bureau Cold Case Homicide Unit has a close partnership with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office and the Oregon State Police Crime Lab.

The Portland Police Bureau Cold Case Homicide Unit's slogan is: "We don't give up. We never give up."

Information about many of these unsolved homicides can be viewed by visiting https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/35696

Anyone with additional information about this case should contact Det. Meredith Hopper at (503) 823-0266, meredith.hopper@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Jim Lawrence at (503) 823-0867, james.lawrence@portlandoregon.gov.

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Robbery Detectives Investigating a Credit Union Robbery in Northwest Portland - 11/13/14
On Thursday November 13, 2014, at 11:19 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Selco Community Credit Union, located at 2465 Northwest Thurman Street, on the report of a robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted credit union employees who told police that the suspect entered the credit union and implied he had a gun as he demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the credit union. Employees told police that the did not see where the suspect went after leaving the credit union.

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

The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s, 5'9" tall, 160 pounds, clean shaven, wearing a dark jacket and pants.

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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UPDATE #2 - SERT RESPONDING: Officers Talking with Suicidal Man Armed with Knives outside Brentwood-Darlington Home in Southeast Portland - 11/13/14
The 53-year-old man threatening himself with knives has surrendered to members of SERT and will be going to a Portland hospital for a mental health evaluation. He suffered minor, self-inflicted cuts during this incident.

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Members of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) are responding to assist Crisis Negotiators to safely resolve the situation on Southeast 81st Avenue. Crisis Negotiators, along with mental health professionals assigned to the team, are continuing to attempt to de-escalate the situation.

Due to the environmental conditions and the man continuing to threaten to hurt himself, additional equipment and personnel are needed to safely address and resolve this incident.

PIO is not responding at this time but is available by email. Interested media should remain outside the secure area, following directions of police personnel at the scene.

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On Thursday November 13, 2014, at 6:12 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 7100 block of Southeast 81st Avenue on the report of someone trying to break into a home. As officers arrived in the area, additional information was received that a male was outside a home yelling.

The first officer at the scene observed an adult male outside a home, standing on a vehicle, threatening to stab himself. The male is armed with two large knives.

Officers have learned that the man is outside his own residence.

Multiple officers are in the area and residents of the homes immediately surrounding the man have been evacuated.

Officers have been talking with the man, who is experiencing a mental health crisis, and Crisis Negotiators are responding to assist in resolving the situation peacefully.

There is very little traffic impact as a result of this situation and there does not appear to be any risk to the community.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 75-Year-Old Woman - 11/12/14
75-year-old Margaret Richardson has been found safe and is no longer considered a missing person.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate missing 75-year-old Margaret Richardson.

Margaret left her Sunnyside Neighborhood residence this morning at approximately 11:30 a.m. and was last spotted at approximately 2:00 p.m. walking near Southeast 33rd Avenue and Belmont Street.

Margaret has severe dementia and gets easily confused and disoriented. Margaret is not familiar with the neighborhood and is not dressed for the bitterly cold weather.

Margaret is described as a white female, 5'5" tall, 140 pounds, brown and gray hair, blue eyes, and glasses. Margaret was last seen wearing black pants, black loafers, a black sweater with a white geometric design. Margaret does not have a purse or money but should be wearing an ID bracelet.

Anyone seeing Margaret is asked to immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact Detective Heidi Helwig at (503) 823-0797.

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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 13-Year-Old Boy - 11/12/14
13-year-old Justus Allen Cochran was found safe and is no longer missing.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate 13-year-old Justus Allen Cochran, missing since Monday November 10, 2014.

Justus ran away from his school just before noon on Monday in Southeast Portland's Centennial Neighborhood and family is concerned that he may be suffering from a mental health crisis.

Justus is described as a white male, 5'7" tall, 100 pounds, last seen wearing blue jeans, a light blue dress shirt, a white baseball cap, and white shoes.

Justus is familiar with TriMet and lives in Northeast Portland's Cully Neighborhood.

Anyone seeing Justus 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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Falling Tree Strikes Bicycle Rider & Vehicle in Downtown Portland - 11/11/14
On Tuesday November 11, 2014, at 4:12 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southwest Naito Parkway and Morrison Street on the report that a large tree fell onto the roadway and struck a passing cyclist and landed on an occupied vehicle.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the bicycle rider who was suffering from traumatic but not life-threatening injuries. She has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment. Occupants of the vehicle were not injured by the falling tree.

Presently, both northbound lanes of Naito Parkway are blocked and only one southbound lane is open. No time estimate is available to have the road re-opened due to several reports of trees down in Portland.

Drivers should use alternate routes, such as Southwest 2nd Avenue for northbound and Southwest 3rd Avenue for southbound.

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UPDATE #2 - NAME RELEASE: Update on Homicide Investigation and SERT Activation - 11/11/14
Today the Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted autopsies on both Nicolette Elias and Ian Elias.

Nicolette Elias suffered multiple gunshot wounds as well as two wounds from arrows.

Ian Elias died of a single self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.

Homicide detectives are continuing the investigation but do not believe there are any outstanding suspects or risk to the community.

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Homicide detectives have been able to confirm the identities and notify family of both people involved in today's homicide and suicide.

46-year-old Nicolette Naomi Elias was the woman killed on Southwest Brugger Street.

47-year-old Ian Martin Elias was the man who took his own life on Northeast 25th Avenue.

Both of their families are asking for privacy during this very difficult time.

No additional updates on this case are expected today.

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At approximately 11:30 a.m. today, members of the Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) located two missing girls at a home in the 6700 block of Northeast 25th Avenue. The girls and an adult female were found safe inside the home after a 47-year-old man took his own life in the backyard of the home. The deceased male is believed to be the father of the 8 and 9-year-old girls who were taken from a home in Southwest Portland early this morning.

This investigation began at 7:20 a.m., when Central Precinct officers responded to a home in the 4100 block of Southwest Brugger Street after a neighbor reported hearing gunshots and seeing an unknown person leaving the home with two small children.

Officers entered the home and confirmed the woman was deceased and that there were no other victims inside the residence. The victim has tentatively been identified as a 46-year-old female resident of the home and the former wife of the man who killed himself in Northeast Portland.

Witness information and investigative leads led officers to check the address on Northeast 25th Avenue for the children and their father. Due to the nature of the investigation and the concern for further violence, SERT was activated along with the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) to respond to Northeast 25th Avenue. While SERT was at the scene, the man exited the rear of the home and shot himself in what appears to be an intentional act.

Homicide detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division remain at both locations as they continue to investigate the circumstances of today's homicide and suicide. Detectives are working with the Oregon Department of Human Services to place the girls into a safe and secure home as the investigation continues to develop.

Investigators and the Medical Examiner are working to obtain positive identifications and to notify family members. Once that has been accomplished, the Bureau will officially release the names of the adults involved in these incidents.

Additional updates will be provided as they become available.

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City of Portland Part I Crime Stats through October 25 - Car Prowls Up 20% (Photo) - 11/11/14
City of Portland Part I Crime Stats through October 25, 2014, indicate that Part I crimes are up 2% over the same time period in 2013.

Of particular interest is the rise in larceny from autos (car prowls), which are up 20% citywide.

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.

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

The Portland Police Bureau wants to remind community members to never leave valuables in their car to attract opportunistic thieves. This includes bags, purses, wallets, briefcases, laptops, tablets, cell phones, loose change or anything that may appear valuable to a thief in plain view.

If you must store anything in your vehicle, keep it out of sight and secure. When possible, park in busy, well-lit areas and keep the interior of the vehicle "showroom" clean.

Also, if you are the victim of a car prowl, the Police Bureau encourages victims to file a police report online by visiting http://www.PortlandPolice.com

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

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

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K-9 "Bravo" Captures 100th Suspect - Burglar Arrested in Southeast Portland's Eastmoreland Neighborhood (Photo) - 11/10/14
On Monday November 10, 2014, at 1:05 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 6500 block of Southeast 31st Avenue on the report of a burglary to a vacant home being remodeled.

Officers arrived in the area and set up containment around the home, awaiting a Police K-9 Unit to respond to the scene.

Several officers, including the K-9, entered the home and found the suspect hiding in an upstairs room, under some torn-up carpeting.

The suspect, 32-year-old David Ray Newell, was taken into custody without incident.

Newell was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the First Degree and Possession of Methamphetamine.

This was the 100th capture for Officer Ben Davidson and his K-9 partner "Bravo."

To learn more about the Canine Unit, visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/420232

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Sunshine Division and Walmart Assist Military Families and Veterans with Food Boxes - 11/10/14
SUNSHINE DIVISION AND WALMART TO SUPPORT MILITARY FAMILIES AND VETERANS WITH FOOD BOX PROGRAM ON VETERAN'S DAY

Media Contact:
Kyle Camberg Executive Director Sunshine Division, (503)577-6852, kyle@sunshinedivision.org
On behalf of the Walmart Foundation, Becca Sterbenz, 503-709-3172, becca@quinnthomas.com

This Tuesday, Veteran's Day, the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division and Walmart will be teaming up to help military families and veterans by packing 500 food boxes from 11am to 1pm at the Sunshine Division Warehouse (687 N. Thompson Street) to be distributed to struggling veterans and military families throughout Oregon and SW Washington. Walmart has provided ongoing support of Sunshine Division's food assistance programs and are teaming up again to address another common mission: aiding veterans and military families with food assistance.

Roughly 1,000 Oregon Guard soldiers are currently deployed in Afghanistan. Their families often struggle in their absence to make ends meet. Returning soldiers face increasing challenges finding employment and many struggle with PTSD, disabilities, and other psychological hurdles.

Food insecurity among veterans and their families is a significant problem in the Pacific Northwest. In 2011, an estimated 37,300 Oregon veterans, and 51,600 Washington veterans accessed food assistance programs. More recent data suggests those numbers continue to increase.

"Our service people and their families are making significant sacrifices to protect and serve this country. It seemed appropriate on Veteran's Day that we would support our troops by aiding veterans and current military families meet their basic food needs" said Officer Phil Kent, Sunshine Division's officer and Portland Police Bureau liaison. "Walmart immediately answered our request for help, and for the first time ever, together we are implementing a special food box program to address this need."

"As we honor our nation's veterans for their service we also pause to reflect on how we can be of service to them," said Madeleine Havener, Walmart vice president and regional general manager. "For too many of our veterans, hunger is the fight they've come home to. We're proud to partner with local organizations to help meet the needs of those who have served each of us through service to their country."

"In addition to raising awareness of needs of our veterans, we are also recognizing those organizations that serve Oregonians in the Portland metro area," said Havener. "We have a great commitment to service in our region."

The Sunshine Division helps hundreds of military families and veterans annually through on-site food pantry assistance, emergency food box support, and seasonal food box meals. Through a partnership with a Damascus Military Ministry and Clark County Veteran's Assistance program, the Walmart sponsored veteran food boxes will be distributed to veterans and their families.





About Sunshine Division
The Sunshine Division offers free food and clothing assistance directly to low-income veterans, families, and seniors six days a week at their N. Portland warehouse as well as 24/7 through their partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each precinct for immediate dispatch. The Sunshine Division serves as a no-cost food bank to 15 area food assistance nonprofits, provides special food boxes through three seasonal food box programs, and funds new school clothing for low-income students in Portland Public Schools through its Izzy's Kids program. For more information, visit www.sunshinedivision.org


About Philanthropy at Walmart
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are committed to helping people live better through philanthropic efforts. By operating globally and giving back locally, Walmart is uniquely positioned to address the needs of the communities it serves and make a significant social impact within its core areas of giving: Hunger Relief & Healthy Eating, Sustainability, Career Opportunity and Women's Economic Empowerment. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are leading the fight against hunger in the United States with a $2 billion commitment through 2015. Walmart has donated more than 1.3 billion meals to those in need across the country. To learn more about Walmart's giving, visit foundation.walmart.com.


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UPDATE #3 - HOMICIDE & SERT ACTIVATION: Suspicious Death Investigation Underway in Southwest Portland's Ashcreek Neighborhood - 11/10/14
Homicide detectives are in the initial stages of an investigation into the death of an adult woman inside a home on Southwest Brugger Street. The identity of the woman is not yet known and this is a homicide investigation.

This investigation began at 7:20 a.m., when Central Precinct officers responded to the home after a neighbor reported hearing gunshots and seeing an unknown person leaving the home with two small children.

Officers entered the home and confirmed the woman was deceased and that there were no other victims inside.

At this point, the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) has been activated to check a home in the 6700 block of Northeast 25th Avenue for the two children.

No further updates are available at this time.

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Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives are responding to assist Central Precinct officers on a suspicious death investigation at a home in the 4100 block of Southwest Brugger Street.

Media staging is at Southwest 42nd Avenue and Collins Street.

The PIO is en route to the scene, ETA 45 minutes.

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ATM Stolen from Creston-Kenilworth Neighborhood Walgreens - 11/09/14
On Sunday November 9, 2014, at 4:26 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Walgreens, located at 3909 Southeast Holgate Boulevard, on the report that a vehicle smashed into the store and removed property from inside the store.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the security company who told police that the suspect vehicle backed into the front doors of the store, smashing the glass. Based on an examination of the scene, it appeared to officers that the only thing missing was an ATM.

The suspect vehicle is described as a dark-colored smaller SUV 4-door with a spare tire on the back. The driver did not get out of the vehicle but two passengers did and loaded the ATM into the SUV.

One suspect is described as an unknown race male, medium build, wearing dark clothing. The second suspect is described as an African American male, medium build, short hair or shaved head, facial hair, wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to provide tips by email to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov.

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Suspect Arrested After Backing Into Patrol Car in Attempt to Elude Custody (Photo) - 11/08/14
On Saturday November 8, 2014, at 2:31 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast 21st Avenue and Tolman Street on the report of a motorist passed out in his car.

Officers arrived in the area and attempted to wake the motorist up, who was asleep behind the wheel of a Ford F150 pick-up truck with stolen license plates. The driver, later identified as 43-year-old Christopher Michael Van Wart, woke up, locked the doors and retrieved his keys from his pocket. Van Wart started the truck and backed up into the marked, unoccupied patrol car before attempting to flee.

A second arriving officer immediately attempted to stop the vehicle (now moving forward) by using a Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT) maneuver to spin the truck out at slow speed. The suspect vehicle went around a corner and scraped two trees and a power pole before striking a fishing boat and trailer.

Van Wart ran from the vehicle and was eventually located in a nearby home he was associated to, where he was taken into custody.

There were no injuries to Van Wart, any officers or any members of the community as a result of this incident.

Van Wart was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Attempt to Elude on Foot, Theft in the Second Degree, and a Restraining Order Violation.

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2013 Homicide Suspect Pleads Guilty - Sentencing on Wednesday November 12 (Photo) - 11/07/14
On Friday November 7, 2014, 31-year-old Bradley Carl O'Rourke pled guilty in connection with a 2013 homicide.

O'Rourke pled guilty to one count of Manslaughter in the First Degree and Attempted Assault in the First Degree.

O'Rourke will be sentenced on Wednesday November 12 in Multnomah County Court.

This investigation began on May 8, 2013, at 2:23 a.m., when North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting outside Club Skinn, located at 4523 Northeast 60th Avenue. The victim, 33-year-old Anton Lashawn Hill, died at the scene and (now) 23-year-old Joy Marie Wilson was treated at a Portland hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

On May 10, O'Rourke turned himself into police and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Murder, Attempted Murder and Assault in the First Degree.

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Suspects Arrested for September 2013 Residential Robbery in Pleasant Valley Neighborhood (Photo) - 11/06/14
Investigators from the Portland Police Bureau have made two arrests in connection with a September 2013 residential robbery that occurred in Southeast Portland's Pleasant Valley Neighborhood.

Through an extensive investigation, Robbery detectives identified 36-year-old Daniel Jason Kovac and 40-year-old Travis Allen Layman as the suspects in the robbery.

Kovac was arrested on October 29, 2014, by the US Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force and booked into the Multnomah County Jail. Layman was already in custody on unrelated charges.

Both men face charges of Robbery in the First Degree, Kidnap in the First Degree, Burglary in the First Degree, Robbery in the Second Degree, Attempted Aggravated Theft in the First Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle.

This investigation began on Monday September 30, 2013, at 8:54 a.m., when East Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at a residence in the 7800 block of Southeast 114th Avenue.

Officers arrived and contacted the victim who told police that he was at the residence to do some repairs when he was confronted by two men inside the home, one armed with a handgun.

The suspects demanded the victim's phone, wallet and keys, and then left the area in his work truck after tying him up in the home. The victim was able to get free to call 9-1-1.

The truck was described as a white Ford F-150 pickup with an orange cement mixer in the back. The truck also has "Rupp Family Construction" graphics. The vehicle was recovered by police at Southeast 112th Avenue and Knapp Street after a Fox 12 news crew located the vehicle and called police.

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"Million Mask March" Demonstrator Arrested on Wednesday Afternoon in Downtown Portland (Photo) - 11/06/14
On Wednesday November 5, 2014, at 4:00 p.m., Portland Police officers arrested 18-year-old Sean Daniel Keahliher during a demonstration march in Downtown Portland.

Keahliher was arrested after he was observed blocking vehicular traffic at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Madison Street. Keahliher was also observed by police using a bullhorn to incite others in the march to violate traffic control devices.

Keahliher was taken into custody without incident and walked to Central Precinct for processing.

Keahliher was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

It should be clear that "free speech events" do not require a permit; but, marches or demonstrations occurring in public streets that restrict movement of other community members do require a permit issued by the City of Portland.

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WomenStrength - GirlStrength - BoyStrength - Empower Yourself! Stop Violence in our Communities! (Photo) - 11/06/14
Women! Help the Portland Police Bureau garner support for our current programming by volunteering your time to teach women and girls holistic self-defense. Men! Be a role model and volunteer to teach boys how to stop violence before it begins.

WomenStrength and GirlStrength have a 35 year history of success and trained over 110,000 community members in the Portland area. BoyStrength is an exciting new program for boys ages 10-14 that provide boys with options, strategies and skills to make healthy choices and be leaders in non-violence. Our violence prevention instructors change and save lives!

Our volunteer instructor training is engaging, comprehensive and taught by professionals in the field of violence prevention. Upon completion, instructors have the skills and knowledge they need to help men and women, boys and girls be leaders in non-violence.

No experience necessary!

Men and women from all backgrounds, abilities and ages (over 18) are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: February 5, 2015

Strength Instructor Training Starts: February 21, 2015

Volunteer Information and Application: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/BoyStrength

For more information call (503) 823-0239 or visit http//www.portlandonline.com/police/GirlStrength

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Suspect Arrested After Robbing Piedmont Neighborhood Starbucks - 11/05/14
On Wednesday November 5, 2014, at 7:07 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Starbucks location at Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Ainsworth Street. The caller gave the suspect description to 9-1-1, which was then relayed to officers responding to the scene.

Responding officers located the suspect nearby the store and took him into custody without incident. The suspect did not have a firearm but had a household item that he displayed to employees to simulate a firearm as he stole money from the tip jar.

46-year-old Frank Mokey Evans was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the Second Degree and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

Evans will be arraigned on Thursday in Multnomah County Court.

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UPDATE - VEHICLE LOCATED: Washington Murder Suspect David Kalac Possibly in Portland Area (Photo) - 11/05/14
This afternoon, the vehicle associated to wanted murder suspect David Kalac was located in the City of Portland. For investigative reasons, the location where the vehicle was found is not being shared at this time.

It is not known if Kalac has remained in Portland.

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

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On Wednesday November 5, 2014, Central Precinct officers received information from the Kitsap County (WA) Sheriff's Office regarding a suspect in a homicide from November 4.

At approximately 1:15 a.m., Central Precinct officers spotted the suspect vehicle, a gold 2001 Ford Focus 4-door at Southeast 9th Avenue and Powell Boulevard.

Officers initiated a traffic stop of the vehicle but the driver sped away and led police on a high-speed pursuit across the Ross Island Bridge and southbound on Southwest Barbur Boulevard. At approximately Southwest 30th Avenue, the pursuit was terminated as the driver of the suspect vehicle was swerving into oncoming traffic. The vehicle was last seen speeding southbound on Barbur Boulevard passing Taylors Ferry Road.

Based on the available information, officers believe the homicide suspect was driving the vehicle.

The homicide suspect is 33-year-old David Kalac. Kalac is a white male, 6'2" tall, 220 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Kalac has an active warrant for Murder in the Second Degree out of Kitsap County.

The suspect vehicle is a gold 2001 Ford Focus 4-door, with Washington plates 495-YLY.

Kalac is believed to be armed and dangerous.

Anyone seeing the vehicle or Kalac is asked not to approach but to immediately call 9-1-1.

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Crime Stoppers Tips Lead to Identification and Arrest of Robbery Suspect (Photo) - 11/05/14
On October 25, 2014, Portland Police Bureau Robbery detectives arrested a 17-year-old girl in connection with two robberies that occurred in August 2014. Anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers of Oregon led to her identification and ultimately her arrest.

17-year-old Stevonna Slater was contacted by North Precinct officers and agreed to voluntarily come to the Detective Division for an interview. Once interviewed by Robbery detectives, Slater was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on two counts of Robbery in the Second Degree.

This investigation started on August 9, 2014, at 5:12 a.m., when North Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Jackson's Shell Station, located at 15 Northeast Broadway.

The victim told police that the suspect was armed with a handgun and demanded money. After obtaining some cash, the suspect ran out of the business.

At 5:21 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Plaid Pantry store, located at 2010 North Killingsworth Street on the report of an armed robbery.

Officers learned that the suspect in the 2nd robbery matched the description in the earlier robbery.

Surveillance video and still images were released and can be viewed at: http://youtu.be/wEzImapFo8s

Crime Stoppers offers 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.

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Woman in Mental Health Crisis Runs into Highway Traffic - Hospitalized with Injuries (Photo) - 11/05/14
On Wednesday November 5, 2014, at 3:38 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 1600 block of Southwest Montgomery Street on the report of a woman struggling with mental health issues that jumped from a 2nd story balcony and ran away.

Officers arrived in the area and learned that the 30-year-old woman ran towards Highway 26. Officers spotted her on the highway, darting in and out of traffic, in an apparent attempt to get hit by a car.

Two vehicles were involved in a crash trying to avoid hitting her but a third vehicle struck her near the exit to I-405 northbound.

Medical personnel responded to the scene and transported the woman to a Portland hospital for treatment for non-life-threatening injuries and a mental health evaluation.

None of the drivers suffered any injuries and the freeway was closed for approximately two hours during the investigation.

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 (800) 273-TALK (8255).

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

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-45 William "Cougar" Burleigh Death Investigation (Photo) - 11/04/14
Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, are asking for the public's help to provide information regarding the death of 38-year-old William "Cougar" Burleigh in Downtown Portland.

On Sunday October 12, 2014, at 3:27 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to assist medical personnel on the report of a man lying unconscious across the street from the Portland Rescue Mission, located at 111 West Burnside Street.

Officers and medical personnel located the man non-responsive and suffering from a head injury. The man had no identification and Detectives and Criminalists were later able to identify him as William "Cougar" Burleigh. Burleigh was transported to a Portland hospital where he died two days later.

No witnesses approached the officers at the scene. Further investigation by detectives revealed several subjects were in the area during this incident. Detectives later identified witnesses who told police that Burleigh was involved in a confrontation and subsequently fell to the ground.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy on October 15, 2014 and concluded that Burleigh's injuries were consistent with a fall.

Anyone with additional information about this investigation, including anyone in the neighborhood who saw or heard anything, should contact detectives.

Witnesses may contact the investigators directly or, to remain anonymous, they may provide information through Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

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.

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.

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 Merrill
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-4033
anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov

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Resident Fires Shots at Trespasser in Parkrose Neighborhood - Suspect Arrested (Photo) - 11/04/14
On Monday November 3, 2014, at 11:08 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 4800 block of Northeast 106th Avenue after the report that a resident fired shots at someone who then climbed onto the roof of a neighboring business.

Officers arrived and learned that the suspect entered an occupied mobile home and was confronted by the resident, who was armed with a handgun. The suspect fled the mobile home as the resident fired the gun.

The suspect climbed onto the roof of a neighboring business and climbed through a roof hatch into the back room of "Passionate Dreams Lingerie Modeling" where he was taken into custody.

The suspect, 30-year-old Trinidad Alatorre, was not injured in the shooting and appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

Alatorre was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Criminal Trespass in the First Degree, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree and Interfering with a Peace Officer.

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Assault Investigation Underway in Old Town near the Greyhound Bus Depot - 11/04/14
On Tuesday November 4, 2014, at 12:20 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Greyhound Bus Depot, located at 550 Northwest 6th Avenue, on the report of a stabbing outside the terminal.

Officers arrived in the area and located the male adult victim suffering from serious injuries. The victim was transported to a Portland hospital with traumatic injuries, although it is not known if he was actually stabbed.

Officers located the male adult suspect in the area and took him into custody.

Preliminary information indicates that the two men were involved in a verbal dispute prior to the fight that injured the victim.

Assault detectives are investigating the incident and there is no danger to the public.

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Car Prowler Arrested in Southeast Portland's Sellwood-Moreland Neighborhood (Photo) - 11/03/14
On Monday November 3, 2014, at 4:54 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast 9th Avenue and Bidwell Street on the report that some cars were broken into in the neighborhood.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted three people: a 16-year-old female, an unidentified male and 18-year-old Deiondre Stephen Simmons. Simmons and the unidentified male ran from police officers, while the 16-year-old female remained at the scene.

A Police K-9 Unit responded to the scene and after a short neighborhood search, Simmons was located and arrested without incident. In Simmons possession were items taken in car prowls.

The 16-year-old female, who did not participate in the crime, was released to an adult family member; the unidentified male was not located; and Simmons was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle and Interfering with a Peace Officer.

Community members can find tips to prevent becoming a car prowl victim by visiting the City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention page, http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/320547

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UPDATE - ARREST: Man Critically Injured in Stabbing in Southeast Portland's Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood - 11/03/14
Portland Police Assault Detectives arrested 24-year-old Lamon Hayes Jr. on Saturday in Vancouver, Washington, with the assistance of the Vancouver Police Department.

Hayes was booked into the Clark County Jail on an arrest warrant for Attempted Murder and Assault in the First Degree in connection with this investigation.

Hayes will be extradited to Oregon at an undetermined time.

The victim in this case continues to recover at a Portland hospital.

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On Saturday November 1, 2014, at 3:01 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast 92nd Avenue and Clinton Street after receiving a 9-1-1 call from a man stating he'd been stabbed.

Officers arrived in the area and located the 29-year-old male victim down near Southeast 89th Avenue and Clinton Street. Medical personnel arrived and transported him to a Portland hospital where he remains in critical condition.

Officers learned that the victim was with a female companion when they came across the male suspect and his female companion involved in an argument. The two couples did not know each other as initially believed and the factors leading to the victim being stabbed remain under investigation.

Assault detectives are working to obtain suspect information and are continuing to investigate this incident.

Anyone who witnessed this incident should call the Police Non-Emergency Line at (503) 823-3333 or Detective Steve Forland at (503) 823-0400.

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Sunshine Division and Winterhawks Partner for Shop with a Hawk - 11/03/14
November 3, 2014

Sunshine Division Contact: Executive Director Kyle Camberg - (503) 577-6852; kyle@sunshinedivision.org
Portland Winterhawks Contact: Graham Kendrick - (503) 238-5144; cell: (360) 601-0176; grahamk@winterhawks.com

SUNSHINE DIVISION & LINCOLN PARK ELEMENTARY STUDENTS "SHOP WITH A HAWK" THANKS TO THE PORTLAND WINTERHAWKS

On Tuesday, November 4, the Portland Winterhawks, the team's Booster Club, and the Sunshine Division are teaming up to help brighten the day of 25 students from Lincoln Park Elementary.

The children (selected by the Portland Police Bureau and referred through their Sunshine Division partnership) will have a very special opportunity to "Shop With A Hawk", as Winterhawks players shop one-on-one for clothing and toys with the students at the Hollywood Fred Meyer store.

"These kids come from a school where 90% of the students qualify for free and reduced breakfast and lunch programs. This is a special opportunity for these students to buy something for themselves that their families may otherwise not have the resources to fund. It's a great opportunity to interact personally with the players whom they admire" said Sunshine Division's Officer, Phil Kent.

"The Portland Winterhawks Booster Club is proud to sponsor the second annual "Shop With A Hawk", an event to benefit local area youth. We believe these young people will enjoy an experience with excellent representatives of local sports, Portland Winterhawks hockey players, and in turn, the players will gather some important life building skills. We would to thank the Sunshine Division and the Portland Winterhawks in helping making this event possible" said Stuart Kemp, Portland Winterhawk Booster Club President.

Each child will have $100 to spend thanks to the generosity of the team's Booster Club, who is funding the event and the Sunshine Division is additionally providing new gloves and socks for each child. Media are invited to attend; below are the details:

Who: Portland Winterhawks Players and Booster Club, Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division, and Lincoln Park Elementary students

What: Shop-With-A-Hawk, with Winterhawks players shopping for clothing and toys with students from the David Douglas School District

Where: Hollywood Fred Meyer
3030 NE Weidler Blvd.

When: 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

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UPDATE: Drunk Driver Arrested After Pursuit, Crash in Southeast Portland (Photo) - 11/03/14
28-year-old Andrey Ivanavich Demchenko was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on Sunday November 2 on 14 charges including DUII and Attempt to Elude by Vehicle.

Demchenko will be arraigned today in Multnomah County Court.

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On Saturday November 1, 2014, at 11:17 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a road rage incident between two drivers on Southeast Foster Road under I-205.

Officers arrived and a witness pointed out the suspect vehicle involved in the incident. An officer initiated a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle, a silver Kia, but the driver sped away on Foster Road at a high rate of speed.

Due to the suspect's dangerous driving, the officer terminated the pursuit at Southeast 72nd Avenue and Foster Road.

Over the next several minutes, officers in several areas of Southeast Portland reported seeing the speeding vehicle.

On Stark Street at 102nd Avenue, an East Precinct sergeant saw the vehicle approaching him the wrong way on Stark, eastbound in the westbound-only lanes of traffic. The suspect appeared to be traveling at nearly 100 MPH. The sergeant moved the patrol car to avoid a collision and the suspect crashed into two other vehicles and came to rest at 105th Avenue.

The suspect exited the vehicle and fled on foot but was captured a short time later.

The driver, a 28-year-old man, was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

Upon his release from the hospital, the suspect will be booked into the Multnomah County Jail on numerous charges, including a parole violation for DUII.

Nobody else was injured during this incident.

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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 85-Year-Old Man with Dementia - 11/02/14
Harold Bowers was safely located last night and returned to his residence.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate 85-year-old Harold Gordon Bowers.

Bowers was last seen on Saturday November 1, 2014, at approximately 12:00 p.m. at Good Samaritan Hospital in Northwest Portland. Bowers left his electric scooter behind and left the hospital.

Bowers is familiar with TriMet and usually wears his bus pass around his neck and ID bracelet on his wrist.

Bowers is described as 5'8" tall, 180 pounds with gray hair. Bowers was last seen wearing a dark blue jacket, blue jeans, black shoes, and red socks.

Anyone seeing Bowers is asked to call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact Detective Heidi Helwig at (503) 823-0797, Heidi.helwig@portlandoregon.gov

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East Precinct Officers to Participate in "No Shave November" to Raise Money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (Photo) - 11/01/14
On Saturday November 1, 2014, Portland Police officers assigned to the East Precinct night shift will begin participating in "No Shave November" to help raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Last year, night shift officers participated in this popular event and raised several hundred dollars to help out a local store clerk purchase some specialized footwear for a medical disability.

The officers who volunteer to participate are authorized to grow facial hair outside the Bureau's normal grooming standard.

No Shave November runs the entire month so community members living in East Precinct might see uniformed officers with a little extra facial hair as they raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Join these officers as they take a stand by not shaving for a month to help support research dedicated to finding a cure to help save the lives of children affected by the disease.

Community members wanting to support these officers and contribute to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation can visit https://www.cff.org/Chapters/oregon/general/index.cfm and place "East Precinct No Shave November" under "company name" so they can track total donations.

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Portland Police Seek Public's Input on Directives - 11/01/14
The Portland Police Bureau directs member action through the establishment of policy, procedure, and rule, as found within directives. The Bureau is in the process of reviewing all its directives.

At the beginning of every month, the Bureau will post directives for public review and ask for comments.

Currently, the Bureau is asking for the community's feedback regarding the following directives:

* 060.50, Tips and Techniques and Safety Bulletins
* 210.05, Field Training Program
* 210.21, Leaves of Service
* 412.00, Employee Retraining Program
* 690.00, Training - Precinct/Division

Community members are encouraged to read the directives and provide drafting comments at:
http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/59757

This webpage also enables community members to sign up for email notifications when new directives are posted.

These directives will remain posted and comments collected for thirty days (30), from Saturday, November 1, 2014 through Sunday, November 30, 2014.

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-44 Double Homicide (Photo) - 10/31/14
Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, are asking for the public's help to solve a double homicide that occurred in Northeast Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood.

On Thursday October 30, 2014, at 12:32 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 600 block of Northeast 114th Avenue on the report of a possible deceased person inside the home.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and made entry into the residence where they found 65-year-old Jerry Ephrem and his wife, 65-year-old Helen Ephrem, deceased due to homicidal violence. Detectives are not releasing the cause and manner of death at this time.

There is no suspect information and no known reason why anyone would want to hurt the victims. The Portland Police Bureau is asking neighbors to be extra vigilant as this investigation develops.

Anyone with information about this investigation, including anyone in the neighborhood who saw or heard anything, should contact detectives.

Witnesses may contact the investigators directly or, to remain anonymous, they may provide information through Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

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.

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.

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.

Investigators:
Detective Mark Sponhauer
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-0416
mark.sponhauer@portlandoregon.gov

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

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Armed Robbery at Centennial Neighborhood Plaid Pantry - No Injuries - 10/31/14
On Friday October 31, 2014, at 7:39 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Plaid Pantry, located at 16226 Southeast Division Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the employee who told police that the suspect displayed a handgun and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

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

The suspect is described as an African American male in his 30s, 6' tall, medium build, wearing a yellow reflective jacket, black pants and armed with a handgun.

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

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UPDATE - DOUBLE HOMICIDE: Suspicious Death Investigation Underway in East Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood - 10/30/14
The suspicious death investigation at a home on Northeast 114th Avenue is now considered a homicide investigation.

Homicide detectives believe that both people in the home were killed by an unknown person or persons.

The victims, a married couple both 65 years old, have been long-time residents of the neighborhood.

Their names are being withheld until tomorrow as there are family members that have not yet been notified. The Police Bureau will officially release the names as soon as practicable.

On Friday, the Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct autopsies on both victims to determine the exact cause of death. At this point, detectives can say they both died of homicidal violence.

At this point in the investigation there is no suspect information and no further updates available.

Anyone with information about this investigation, including anyone in the neighborhood who saw or heard anything, should contact Detective Mark Sponhauer at (503) 823-0416, mark.sponhauer@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Chris Traynor at (503) 823-0449, christopher.traynor@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Thursday October 30, 2014, at 12:32 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 600 block of Northeast 114th Avenue on the report of a possible deceased person inside the home.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and made entry into the residence where they found a female and a male deceased. They appear to be in their 50s or 60s.

Based on an initial examination of the home, officers called for Homicide detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division to respond to begin a death investigation.

At this early stage of the investigation, detectives are saying the deaths are suspicious-in-nature.

PIO will be at the scene by 3:30 p.m. to brief media.

No further information is available at this time.

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Public Alert: Scammers Calling Portland Residents Claiming to be IRS - 10/30/14
The Portland Police Bureau is continuing to receive reports where victims stated that someone claiming to be with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) called them and demanded money for back taxes.

In one incident in late August, the victim received a voice mail from someone claiming to be from the "Tax Fraud Department" of the IRS. The caller claimed that the victim owed money to the IRS and if they did not pay, the County Sheriff would make an arrest. The victim did not call the number back and did not lose any money.

In another incident in early September, the victim reported a similar call from a "Federal Crimes Investigator" from the IRS, claiming that the victim owed money from back taxes and that if she did not pay, police would respond and take the victim to jail.

Although the victim was suspicious, the caller convinced her that it was a legitimate call and told the victim to go purchase MoneyPak reloadable cards, then call back and provide the numbers over the phone.

Unfortunately the victim did what the scammer requested and lost nearly $12,000.

In the most recent case in October 2014, the victim reported a similar call from someone claiming to be an IRS agent. The victim lost nearly $5,000 in the scam after the suspect stated that the victim owed back taxes and would go to jail.

Similar scams have been reported in the past year where callers claim to be with a utility or other government agency demanding money.

If you question the authenticity of a call asking for payment, hang up and contact the utility or government agency directly.

Tips to help avoid becoming a victim to this scam include:

* Never give personal or financial information to an unsolicited caller or email.
* Be suspicious of callers who demand immediate payment for any reason.
* Utility companies and government agencies will never contact you for payment by GreenDot, MoneyPak or Vanilla Reload.
* Remember that anyone who has the number on a prepaid card has access to the funds on your card.
* Never wire money, provide debit or credit card numbers to a stranger.

MoneyPak/Green Dot and Vanilla Reload have online tools to allow purchasers to request a refund if the scammer has not yet cashed the card.

For more information, please visit https://www.moneypak.com/refundrequest.aspx for MoneyPak/Green Dot and https://www.vanillareload.com/index.php/refund for Vanilla Reload.

If you are a resident of Portland and fall victim to these scammers with financial loss, you are encouraged to file a report by calling the Portland Police Bureau's Non-Emergency line at (503) 823-3333.

Resources are available for consumers to avoid becoming victims of scams and fraud at the Oregon Department of Justice. Information can be found online at: http://www.doj.state.or.us/consumer/pages/index.aspx

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IDME Webpage Leads to First Suspect Identification Within an Hour of Release (Photo) - 10/30/14
On Wednesday October 29, 2014, the Portland Police Bureau launched a new webpage IDME designed to help identify unknown suspects, persons of interest or critical witnesses in a variety of unsolved cases.

Within the first hour of the page launch, the first successful identification was received by detectives.

The suspect shown in these photos http://bit.ly/1DCMNOK has been identified as 49-year-old Denise Marie Keller. Keller has an outstanding warrant out of Clark County, Washington.

Keller is described as 5'2" tall, 120 pounds, light brown hair, and blue eyes.

Anyone seeing Keller should immediately report it to 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information regarding her whereabouts should report it via tip submission at http://bit.ly/1DCMNOK

Keller may also turn herself in at Central Precinct, 1111 Southwest 2nd Avenue.

"IDME" features surveillance images, a brief case description and case number, investigator's name, and a way to submit information directly to the investigator.

People with information can leave their contact information but it is not required.

The page also features links to other law enforcement agencies in the Portland Metro area that have similar programs. The other agencies include the Washington County (OR) Sheriff's Office, the Clackamas County (OR) Sheriff's Office, the Clark County (WA) Sheriff's Office, and the Vancouver (WA) Police Department.

The page can be accessed here: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/idme/index.cfm

Updates will be posted regularly and will be shared via Twitter and Facebook.

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UPDATE: Major Crash Team Responding to Investigate a Fatal Crash in Southeast Portland's Centennial Neighborhood (Photo) - 10/29/14
The driver killed this morning has been identified as 30-year-old Leo Luke Limbrunner. Investigators determined that Limbrunner was driving his 1998 Mercedes eastbound on Southeast Main Street at a high rate of speed and just past 151st Avenue, failed to follow the road to the right and crashed into Parklane City Park where he hit several trees before coming to a stop.

In the vehicle, investigators found evidence that Limbrunner was "huffing" inhalants prior to the crash. Additional drug paraphernalia was located inside the vehicle.

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

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This morning, Wednesday October 29, 2014, at 5:15 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Southeast 155th Avenue and Main Street on the report of a traffic crash.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a single vehicle crashed into a large tree in Parklane City Park. Medical personnel checked on the adult male driver and determined that he was deceased. A dog in the vehicle also died during the crash.

The vehicle struck several trees during the crash. Initial reports that the vehicle rolled over during the crash have not been verified as the vehicle was upright when emergency personnel arrived at the scene.

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

Traffic along Southeast Main Street will be affected this morning but there are several streets in the area available as alternate routes.

Updates will be provided later today.

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Portland Police Launch "IDME" Webpage to Help Solve Crimes (Photo) - 10/29/14
Today, Wednesday October 29, 2014, the Portland Police Bureau has launched a new webpage designed to help identify unknown suspects, persons of interest or critical witnesses in a variety of unsolved cases.

"IDME" features surveillance images, a brief case description and case number, investigator's name, and a way to submit information directly to the investigator.

People with information can leave their contact information but it is not required.

The page also features links to other law enforcement agencies in the Portland Metro area that have similar programs. The other agencies include the Washington County (OR) Sheriff's Office, the Clackamas County (OR) Sheriff's Office, the Clark County (WA) Sheriff's Office, and the Vancouver (WA) Police Department.

The page can be accessed here: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/idme/index.cfm

Updates will be posted regularly and will be shared via Twitter and Facebook.

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Homicide Detectives Make Additional Arrest in Downtown Portland Homicide of Marc Sundin (Photo) - 10/28/14
On Tuesday October 28, 2014, Portland Police Homicide detectives arrested 20-year-old Andrew William Metzner in connection with the October 15 homicide of 43-year-old Marc Sundin.

Metzner will be booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Murder. The attached booking photo is from an October 26, 2014 arrest on unrelated charges.

On October 20, 2014, 18-year-old Wesley Lawrence Curtis and 23-year-old Adam Lawrence Elder in connection with the murder. Curtis remains in custody while Elder was released on October 25 without charges.

This investigation began on Thursday October 16, 2014, at 2:25 a.m., when Central Precinct officers responded to Southwest 4th and Madison Street on an assault call after Federal Police located a man collapsed on the sidewalk with an apparent stab wound.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, Marc Sundin, on the southeast corner of the intersection. Medical personnel determined that Sundin was deceased after being stabbed in the chest.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to contact Detective Mark Slater at (503) 823-9319, mark.slater@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Rico Beniga at (503) 823-0457, rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-43 Pipe Bomb Explosion - 10/27/14
The Portland Police Bureau and Portland Fire & Rescue, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, are asking for the public's help to identify the suspect who placed a pipe bomb in a Southwest Portland neighborhood.

On Wednesday October 15, 2014, Central Precinct officers and the Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit (MEDU) responded to the report of an explosion in the parking lot of an apartment complex located in the 10600 block of Southwest Capitol Highway.

The explosion damaged one vehicle but did not result in any injuries.

Bomb Techs and Arson Investigators collected evidence at the scene and determined that the damage was the result of an exploding pipe bomb.

Investigators are continuing to follow leads in this case but have not identified a suspect or a motive for the explosion.

At this time, there is no information to suggest that this incident is a hate crime or terror-related.

Witnesses may contact the investigators directly or, to remain anonymous, they may provide information through Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

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.

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.

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 Joe Luiz
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-3408
joseph.luiz@portlandoregon.gov

Investigator Rick McGraw
Portland Fire & Rescue
(503) 823-3797
rick.mcgraw@portlandoregon.gov

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UPDATE: Suspect Driving a Stolen Vehicle Hits Patrol Car, Injuring Sergeant - Suspect in Custody (Photo) - 10/26/14
The driver that crashed into a Portland Police car today has been identified as 28-year-old Troy Lynn Harrison.

Harrison was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on numerous outstanding warrants as well as new charges of Assault in the Third Degree, Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Attempt to Elude on Foot, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run/Injury), Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Reckless Driving, and Unlawful Entry of a Motor Vehicle.

Harrison will be arraigned on Monday October 27, 2014.

Officers learned that a passenger in the vehicle had been dropped off prior to officers attempting to stop the vehicle. The passenger was not located.

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On Sunday October 26, 2014, at 5:40 p.m., an East Precinct officer attempted to stop a stolen car in the parking lot of Portland Community College, located at Southeast 82nd Avenue and Division Street.

The driver of the stolen vehicle sped away from police and as it exited the parking lot onto Southeast Division Street at 80th Avenue he crashed into a responding patrol car being driven by an East Precinct sergeant. The sergeant's car then hit and damaged a light pole.

The suspect vehicle traveled through a field and hit a home. The suspect was arrested and several officers and a Police K-9 Unit responded to search for the passenger.

The sergeant has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect was treated at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries.

Division Street between approximately 79th and 82nd Avenue is closed as officers process the crash scene.

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