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SERT/CNT Responding to East Portland to Assist in Apprehending Wanted Person - 08/18/17

The Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to the area of Northeast 122nd Ave and Northeast Glisan Street to assist Gang Enforcement Team officers with the apprehension of a wanted person.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) will be responding to the scene. Once on scene the PIO will provide additional information and a staging location for media.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood -- No Known Injuries - 08/17/17

On Thursday August 17, 2017, at 2:52 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 13400 block of Southeast Stark Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted witnesses. Based on witness statements and evidence at the scene, investigators believe that a man standing on the north side of Southeast Stark Street shot at a vehicle traveling west on Southeast Stark Street. After the shooting, the vehicle sped out of the area and officers have been unable to locate the victim's vehicle or its occupants.

During the investigation and canvas of the area, officers located evidence of gunfire, including two occupied apartments and one occupied vehicle that were struck by gunfire. Officers checked the welfare of the people in the apartments and vehicle and at this time have not located anyone who was injured. Investigators do not believe the people in the apartments or vehicle were the intended targets of this shooting.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team (GET) responded to conduct an investigation.

During the investigation westbound Southeast Stark Street was closed but will re-open shortly.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

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.

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

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

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous. Rewards of up to $1,000 are available for other unsolved felony crimes - $2,500 for unsolved homicides.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Policy Manual
Policy Manual
Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 08/16/17

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

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

This directive is in 1st Universal Review and will remain posted with comments collected from Wednesday, August 16, 2017, through Thursday, September 14, 2017.

* 850.20 Police Response to Mental Health Crisis

Community members are encouraged to read this Directive at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/73677 and follow the link at the bottom of the draft to provide comments. This webpage also enables community members to sign up for email notifications when new or revised directives are posted.


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Attached Media Files: Policy Manual
Michael R Hart
Michael R Hart
Man Arrested for Assault in Portland's Irvington Neighborhood (Photo) - 08/16/17

On Wednesday August 16, 2017, at 8:47 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast Tillamook St and Northeast 16th Ave after an alert community member called police about a person they believed was the suspect of an assault that had occurred earlier in the week.

Officers arrived in the area and canvased the neighborhood. The assault suspect, 50-year-old Michael R Hart, was located at Northeast 13th Avenue and Northeast Broadway and taken into custody.

This investigation began on Sunday August 13, 2017, at 3:12 p.m., when North Precinct officers responded to Northeast 15th Avenue and Northeast Brazee Street regarding an assault. Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victim of the assault and several witnesses.

Officers learned the victim was jogging past Hart when he suddenly punched her; the suspect and the victim were not acquainted. The victim received medical treatment for a non-life-threatening injury and continues to recover at home.

Hart was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on one charge of Assault in the Second Degree and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

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Attached Media Files: Michael R Hart
Tyray Munter
Tyray Munter
Washington State Department of Corrections Escapee Arrested in East Portland (Photo) - 08/16/17

On Wednesday August 16, 2017, at 5:52 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Southeast 82nd Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard after an alert citizen contacted 9-1-1 to report seeing a Washington State Department of Corrections escapee.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the witness by phone. The witness directed officers to the suspect, 30-year-old Tyray H. Munter. Munter was taken into custody.

Munter was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a Washington State Department of Corrections warrant.

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Attached Media Files: Tyray Munter
Gang Violence Response Team Investigates Shooting in Northeast Portland - 08/15/17

On Tuesday August 15, 2017, at 6:01 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in Alberta Park, located at 1905 Northeast Killingsworth Street.


As officers responded to the area, a witness told 9-1-1 someone was injured and lying on the ground. Officers arrived in the area and contacted several witnesses. Officers learned a group had gathered in Alberta Park for a celebration of life for a recently deceased person. During the event a fight broke out. Witnesses informed officers that as the fight was occurring a person fired a gun.

During the investigation officers located the victim who was seen lying on the ground and learned he had been assaulted. The assault victim did not need to be transported to the hospital for his injuries.

Evidence of gunfire was also found in the park.

At this time no persons with injuries from gunfire have been located. There is no suspect description at this time.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Violence Response Team responded and conducted an investigation.

Gang Enforcement Team detectives continue to investigate this assault and shooting and ask anyone with information to call the Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106.


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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text 823HELP

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app for the iPhone or Droid.

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Mounted Patrol Unit Decommissioning Ceremony Wednesday at Noon (Photo) - 08/15/17

The Portland Police Bureau's Mounted Patrol Unit will officially be decommissioned on Wednesday August 16, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. A ceremony will be held at the Portland Police Memorial located in Tom McCall Waterfront Park, just south of the Hawthorne Bridge.

Members of the public and media are invited to attend the ceremony.

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Attached Media Files: MPU_Trailer.jpg
Robbery Monday Afternoon in Northwest Portland - 08/14/17

On Monday August 14, 2017, at 2:38 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the OnPoint Community Credit Union, located at 2011 West Burnside Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with employees who told police that the suspect demanded money. There were no weapons seen during the robbery. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the credit union without incident.

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

The suspect is described as a black male in his late 40's to early 50's, 6'00" tall, 185 to 200 pounds, with black hair.

Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail detectives and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents will continue this robbery investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail Detective William Winters at 503-823-0466 or William.Winters@PortlandOregon.gov, or the Portland office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at 503-224-4181.

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Search for Armed Suspect Who Ran from Police Results in Two Arrests, Two Guns Seized (Photo) - 08/13/17

On Saturday August 12, 2017, at 11:30 p.m., Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers attempted to stop a driver in a stolen car near 162nd Avenue and East Burnside Street.

The driver pulled into an apartment complex parking lot, exited the vehicle while it was still moving, and ran away. The car continued to roll forward slowly until it crashed. The three passengers were not injured and detained by police.

The driver, later identified as 24-year-old Aaron Drake Birt, ran through the apartment complex while being chased on foot by a GET officer. Birt scaled a fence and as he jumped down, a handgun fell from his waistband. Birt picked up the handgun and continued to run, gun in hand, away from the officer. Officers lost sight of Birt in the neighborhood so they stopped searching, due to the inherent danger of searching for an armed suspect. Officers immediately established a neighborhood perimeter to contain the suspect. The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT), and the Air Support Unit (ASU) were activated to respond and assist with the search.

Once SERT officers had been briefed on the situation, they began to search, quickly locating Birt hiding very near where he was last seen. Birt was taken into custody without incident and his handgun was seized as evidence.

Birt was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Attempt to Elude on Foot, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Escape in the Third Degree, Recklessly Endangering Another Person (three counts), Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, and Theft in the First Degree. Birt is also being held on a parole violation. He will be arraigned on Monday in Multnomah County Court.

Shortly after SERT officers arrived at the scene, officers heard a single gunshot from the neighborhood contained by the perimeter. After hearing the shot, a white car was observed quickly leaving the area by police. Officers were able to stop the driver a few blocks away. A handgun was seized and a convicted felon arrested - both unrelated to the original call. The suspect, 27-year-old Tavaris Deontay Winchester, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Discharging a Firearm in the City, and Carrying a Concealed Weapon. Winchester will also be arraigned on Monday.

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Shooting Investigation Underway at Downtown's Crystal Ballroom - No Injuries - 08/12/17

On Saturday August 12, 2017, at 12:41 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of gunshot heard inside the Crystal Ballroom, located at 1332 West Burnside Street.

As officers were responding to the scene, they received additional information that the shooting was inside the concert venue during a concert event.

Officers arrived at the scene and assisted with evacuations as they checked for any victims. No victims were located and there are no reported injuries.

Preliminary information indicates that the suspect left immediately after the gunfire and that there may have been an argument just prior to the gunshots.

Witnesses have described the suspect as a black male in his 30s, 5'10" tall, wearing a striped shirt.

Officers are checking the area for surveillance video and are asking that anyone with specific suspect information call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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Homicide Detectives Investigating Death of 28-Year-Old Male - 08/11/17

Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 28-year-old male after he was dropped off at a Portland hospital early this morning with numerous injuries.

On Friday August 11, 2017, at 2:37 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Portland Adventist Medical Center, located at 10300 Southeast Main Street, on the report that a 28-year-old male died in the Emergency Room after being dropped off at the hospital with numerous injuries.

Officers received limited information that the victim had been in a fight at an unknown location before being dropped off at the hospital.

At this point in the investigation, no crime scene has been located and there is no suspect information.

Homicide detectives are continuing the investigation and the Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy on Saturday to determine the exact cause and manner of death. The victim's name will be released after the autopsy is complete.

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

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Robbery Detectives Investigating Reported Home Invasion, Shooting in East Portland - One Person Injured - 08/11/17

On Friday August 11, 2017, at 5:59 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast 141st Avenue and East Burnside Street on a report of gunfire heard in the area and a person yelling for help.

Officers arrived in the neighborhood and located a 42-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound in the yard of a home of the 100 block of Northeast 141st Avenue. The victim was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.

The victim told police he was asleep in his home when an unknown male broke in, armed with a handgun, and demanded money. The victim told police that he didn't have any money so the suspect shot him then left the home.

The suspect was described as an unknown race male wearing a black mask and all black clothing. Officers, including a Police Canine Unit, searched the area and the home but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

Robbery detectives have responded to the scene and are continuing the investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Brett Hawkinson at 503-823-1080, brett.hawkinson@portlandoregon.gov.

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23-Year-Old Man Arrested with Firearm and High Capacity Magazine in North Portland (Photo) - 08/10/17

On Thursday August 10, 2017, at 2:32 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to North Albina Avenue and North Killingsworth Street on the report of a person with a gun.

As officers responded to the area, Portland Community College (PCC) security officers provided a description of the armed suspect and his firearm. PCC security officers continued to provide police officers with the location and behavior of the suspect until officers were able to observe the man in person.

Officers devised a plan to safely contact the suspect and take him into custody. Near the intersection of North Kerby Avenue and North Rosa Parks Way, Gang Enforcement Team officers contacted the armed subject. The subject cooperated with officers and he was taken into custody. Officers located a 9mm handgun and 30-round magazine (photograph) in the suspect's pockets.

The suspect, 23-year-old Traemon P. Franklin, was booked into Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

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Attached Media Files: Traemon_Franklin_Gun.jpg
Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Monday August 14 at 8:00 a.m. - 08/10/17

Sergeant Pete Simpson will be the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) until Monday August 14, 2017, at 8:00 a.m.

Sgt. Simpson will be available by email or by media-only pager to answer questions or respond to incidents with a clear need for immediate public notification due to community safety concerns.

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Peter G. Jirasek
Peter G. Jirasek
Two Arrested for Murder of Missing Portland Man (Photo) - 08/10/17

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Detail have taken 23-year-old Jessika L. Atkinson and 34-year-old Peter Jirasek into custody in relation to a missing person case that started on Friday April 7, 2017.

On April 7, 2017 Portland Police received a report that 30-year-old Daniel Cohen of Portland had not been seen or in contact with his family.

During the investigation Portland Police detectives learned that a deceased person was located in Lane County. The Oregon State Medical Examiner performed an autopsy on the body and determined the cause of death to be homicidal violence. Portland Police detectives worked with the medical examiner and identified the deceased as Cohen.

Based on information learned during the investigation and for unrelated warrants, Atkinson and Jirasek were taken into custody in the Beaverton area. Atkinson and Jirasek were lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on Wednesday August 9, 2017. Atkinson was booked on charges of Murder and a Probation Violation. Jirasek was charged with Murder.

More information will be shared at the conclusion of the investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-0696 or brad.clifton@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Peter G. Jirasek , Jessika L. Atkinson
UPDATE #3: Fatal Crash Investigation Underway on East Burnside Street - 08/10/17

Members of the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Investigation Unit continue to investigate this crash. Based on information learned during the investigation, it is believed there are additional witnesses that have not spoken to the police.

Anyone who may have information regarding this crash should contact Officer Garrett Dow at 503-823-5070 or Garrett.Dow@portlandoregon.gov.

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Based on witness interviews, Traffic Division investigators determined Langes drove a 2009 Nissan Leaf northbound on Southeast 99th Avenue and failed to stop for a red light at East Burnside Street. As the Nissan Leaf entered the intersection an eastbound TriMet MAX train had a signal to proceed through the intersection. When the train operator observed the Nissan Leaf enter the intersection against the red light, the operator engaged the emergency braking system; however, the train was unable to stop before a collision occurred.

The TriMet MAX train operator has cooperated with the investigation and officers will review video from the MAX train as the investigation continues.

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The driver who died in a Sunday evening crash involving a TriMet MAX train near East Burnside Street and Southeast 99th Avenue has been identified as 69-year-old Carmen Langes of Portland.

The Major Crash Team and Traffic Investigation Unit continue to investigate this crash.

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On Sunday August 6, 2017, at 4:10 p.m., East Precinct and Transit Division officers responded to the report of a crash involving a vehicle and TriMet MAX train near East Burnside Street at Southeast 99th Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and found the driver, and only occupant of the involved vehicle, deceased. Preliminary information suggests no TriMet MAX passengers were injured.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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

East Burnside Street is closed in both directions from Southeast 97th Avenue to Southeast 102nd Avenue. Southeast 99th Avenue is closed north and south of East Burnside Street. TriMet Blue Line service is disrupted in the area. TriMet ridership should visit www.TriMet.org to learn information about the service disruption. Vehicle traffic and TriMet service is expected to be impacted for the next four hours as the investigation continues.

Updates will be provided on Monday.

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

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

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MEDU
MEDU
UPDATE (with Correction): Bomb Squad Responding to Southwest Portland (Photo) - 08/10/17

The Metropolitan Explosive Device Unit responded to Southwest 10th Avenue and Southwest Jefferson Street and determined the item that was believed to be suspicious is not dangerous.

Officers are leaving the area and normal vehicle and pedestrian traffic should resume shortly.

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On Thursday August 10, 2017, at 2:37 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a suspicious device near Southwest 10th Avenue and Southwest Main Street.

The Metropolitan Explosive Disposal Unit is responding to the scene to assess and render safe the item that was located.

Vehicle and pedestrian traffic will be closed on Southwest 10th Avenue from Southwest Jefferson Street to Southwest Taylor Street. There will also be a closure on Southeast Main Street between Southwest Park Avenue and Interstate 405. Traffic will be affected for the next one to two hours as members of the Metropolitan Explosive Disposal Unit investigate and render the item safe.

Members of the public should stay away from the immediate area.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the police non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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Attached Media Files: MEDU
Chemar D. Martin
Chemar D. Martin
UPDATE: Gang Enforcement Team Arrests Two Suspects After Driver Flees Traffic Stop (Photo) - 08/09/17

The suspects arrested after fleeing police during a Northeast Portland traffic stop on Wednesday evening have been identified as 29-year-old Emanuel D. Hall and 29-year-old Chemar D. Martin. Hall and Martin have been booked into the Multnomah County Jail. Hall was lodged on a Post-Prison Supervision Violation. Martin was charged with two counts of Attempt Elude by Vehicle, Delivery of Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine, and Attempt Elude on Foot.

During this investigation Gang Enforcement Team officers located 35.2 grams of cocaine, a scale, and $1,356.00 in cash inside the vehicle Hall and Martin abandoned.

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On Wednesday August 9, 2017, at 5:56 p.m., officers with the Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team (GET) attempted to stop a 2016 Nissan Rogue near Northeast 12th Avenue and Northeast Irving Street. Officers observed the driver of the Nissan Rogue violate a traffic law prior to the traffic stop. The vehicle, occupied by two people GET officers recognized as gang associates, did not stop as officers attempted to perform traffic stop.

Officers requested assistance from the Portland Police Bureau's Air Support Unit so officers would not have to pursue the vehicle on congested roadways. The Air Support Unit arrived overhead, followed the vehicle, and provided officers with updated locations of the vehicle as it traveled through neighborhoods.

After getting some distance from the area of the original attempted traffic stop, the driver of the Nissan Rogue stopped and exited the vehicle near Northeast Caesar E. Chavez Boulevard and Southeast Skidmore Street. The Air Support Unit continued to provide the positions of the two occupants as they left the vehicle. Officers located and arrested both occupants. One of the occupants was taken into custody near Northeast Caesar E. Chavez Boulevard and Northeast Shaver Street and the other suspect was arrested in the yard of a residence in the 4300 block of Northeast 40th Avenue.

Officers continue to investigate this incident. An update, with suspect information, will be provided as more information becomes available from the investigation.

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Attached Media Files: Chemar D. Martin , Emanuel D. Hall
MEDU
MEDU
UPDATE: East Precinct Officers Respond to Report of Suspicious Device (Photo) - 08/09/17

The Metropolitan Explosive Disposal Unit (MEDU) has concluded their on-scene investigation.

They found several explosive devices which they have rendered safe.

Investigators with the MEDU believe this is an isolated incident and there is no danger to the community.

Traffic on Southeast Division Street near Southeast 117th Ave re-opened to vehicle and pedestrian traffic at 5:14 p.m.

Anyone who locates an object they believe to be suspicious and may be an explosive should contact the Portland Police Bureau at 9-1-1. Do not touch the item.

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On Wednesday August 9, 2017, at 4:02 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a suspicious device in the parking lot of Whistle Stop Trains, located at 11724 Southeast Division Street.

The Metropolitan Explosive Disposal Unit is responding to the scene to assess and render safe the item that was located.

Vehicle and pedestrian traffic will be closed on Southeast Division Street between Southeast 115th Avenue and Southeast 119th Avenue. Traffic will be affected for the next 30 minutes to one hour as members of the Metropolitan Explosive Disposal Unit investigate and render the item safe.

Members of the public should stay away from the immediate area.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the police non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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Attached Media Files: MEDU
Police K9 Jager
Police K9 Jager
UPDATE: East Precinct Officers and K9 Team Arrest Car-Jacking Suspect Late Tuesday Night (Photo) - 08/09/17

This incident occurred on Tuesday August 8, 2017.

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On Tuesday August 8, 2017, at 11:58 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a car-jacking in the 11100 block of Northeast Halsey Street.

An officer arrived on scene and contacted the victim while additional officers searched the area for the stolen vehicle. As the officer interviewed the victim, he learned the male suspect threatened the victim with a double-bladed hatchet while demanding the victim's car and car keys. Once the suspect possessed the car keys he drove away in the victim's car.

Shortly after beginning the search for the stolen vehicle, officers located the vehicle in the 1100 block of Northeast 109th Avenue. Officers established a perimeter around the area where the stolen vehicle was found. A team of officers, with the assistance of Police K9 Jager, searched the neighborhood. Police K9 Jager located the suspect hiding in bushes near the 10800 block of Northeast Halsey Street.

The suspect, 46-year-old John P. Lewis, was taken into custody. A hatchet (see photograph) was located where the suspect was hiding and seized as evidence.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail responded and continued the investigation with the assistance of East Precinct officers and criminalists with the Portland Police Bureau Forensic Evidence Division.

Lewis was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree, Attempt Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, and a Post-Prison Supervision Violation related to a prior conviction of Burglary in the Second Degree.

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Attached Media Files: Police K9 Jager , Hatchet , John P. Lewis
Portland Police Investigate Tuesday Night Shooting at Dawson Park - 08/09/17

On Tuesday August 8, 2017, at 10:25 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Dawson Park, located at 2926 North Williams Avenue, on the report of gunfire.

When officers arrived they located evidence of gunfire and spoke to several witnesses. While interviewing witnesses, officers learned there were multiple people in the park when a subject pointed and fired a handgun at the crowd. Based on witness statements, officers believe one person may have been struck by gunfire. At this time no gunshot victim has been located.

Investigators with the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operations Division's Gang Violence Response Team (GVRT) have taken over the investigation.

Anyone with information about 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 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous. Rewards of up to $1,000 are available for other unsolved felony crimes - $2,500 for unsolved homicides.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app for the iPhone or Droid.

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Policy Manual
Policy Manual
Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 08/08/17

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

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

These directives in 2nd Universal Review will remain posted with comments collected from Tuesday, August 8, 2017, through Tuesday, August 22, 2017.

* 333.00 Criminal Investigations of Police Bureau Employees

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

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Attached Media Files: Policy Manual
Update: Death Investigation of Toddler in East Portland Monday Afternoon - 08/08/17

The death investigation began on Monday August 7, 2017 not on August 8, 2017.

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On Monday August 7, 2017, at 12:53 p.m., East Precinct officers responded with emergency medical personnel to the 16900 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard on the report of a two-year-old child who was not breathing.

Officers and medical personnel arrived on scene. The toddler was transported to an area hospital by ambulance and could not to be revived.

Officers contacted detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detail. Detectives responded to the location and continued the investigation.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy today.

Detectives continue to investigate this death. More information will be provided when available.

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Jonathan T Rance
Jonathan T Rance
UPDATE - Couple Assaulted on Poet's Beach on Tuesday Evening -- Arrest (Photo) - 08/07/17

On Monday August 7, 2017, at 2:33 a.m., East Precinct officers located and arrested 34-year-old Jonathan T. Rance in connection with an assault that occurred on July 25, 2017 at Poet's Beach, located at 2198 Southwest River Parkway.

Rance's arrest occurred after East Precinct officers responded to the Best Value Inn, located at 3310 Southeast 82nd Avenue, on the report of a disturbance. While investigating the disturbance, officers recognized Rance as a suspect in an assault that injured two people at Poet's Beach. Rance was arrested at the location, transported to the Portland Police Bureau's Detective Division, and interviewed by detectives.

Rance was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, Interfering with Making a Report, and two counts of Assault in the Second Degree. Rance will be arraigned on Tuesday.

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On Tuesday July 25, 2017, at 4:47 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Poet's Beach, located on the Willamette River at 2198 Southwest River Parkway, on the report of an assault by a male reported to be hitting a female with a stick.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victims and witnesses, learning that a man attacked a couple using an Asp-like metal baton then fled the area.

Officers learned that a 51-year-old male and 49-year-old female (husband and wife) were walking their dog along the beach and encountered a homeless couple nearby at a tent. The two couples exchanged pleasantries and initially there was not a problem. After nearly two hours, the homeless couple expressed anger that the victim's dog was off-leash, playing in the water. The male suspect went back into their tent and came out with a metal baton and attacked them then fled the area.

Officers spoke with the female at the tent but the male suspect was not located.

The female victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital. The male victim drove to the hospital for treatment. There injuries were not life-threatening.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s, 6'3" tall, 240 pounds, associated with a white female and a pit bull.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Tony Harris at 503-823-0400.

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Attached Media Files: Jonathan T Rance
Statement from Chief Mike Marshman - 08/07/17

"I want to thank the members of the Portland Police Bureau for their support and the incredible work they do every day to keep Portland safe," said Chief Mike Marshman. "It has been an honor to serve as Chief of Police and to serve this community throughout my career. I'm confident that the Portland Police Bureau will continue to be a leader in 21st Century Policing and the community should rest easy knowing they have one of the best police departments in the country."

There will be media availability for Chief Marshman at a yet-to-be-determined date and time. Chief Marshman will be retiring and Assistant Chief Chris Uehara will be named Interim Chief until new Police Chief Danielle Outlaw is appointed to the Bureau.

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UPDATE: Semi-Truck and Trailer Overturn on the Approach to the Morrison Bridge -- Traffic #Alert - 08/07/17

The previous press release incorrectly labeled Southeast Grande Avenue and Southeast Morrison Street. The press release has been updated to show the correct label for the street and avenue.

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On Monday August 7, 2017, at 1:01 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of an overturned semi-truck and trailer near Southeast Grand Avenue and Southeast Morrison Street.

Officers arrived on the scene and contacted the driver of the semi-truck. The driver was cooperative with the investigation and had a minor injury that did not require medical treatment.

The right two lanes of Southeast Morrison Street west of Southeast Grand Avenue are closed until the semi-truck and trailer are turned upright. Currently a heavy duty tow truck has been ordered to assist in clearing the crash scene. Traffic will be impacted by the crash for the next three to four hours. When the tow truck arrives all lanes of traffic on Southeast Morrison Street near the crash location will likely be closed.

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Kevin C Ford
Kevin C Ford
Suspect Arrested After Friday Evening Shooting in Roseway Neighborhood (Photo) - 08/06/17

On Friday August 4, 2017, at 8:01 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the area of Northeast 81st Avenue and Northeast Fremont Street.

Multiple people contacted 9-1-1 to report the shooting. Officers arrived and found evidence of gunfire, but did not locate a victim or the suspects involved in the shooting.

The Tactical Operation Division's Gang Violence Response Team (GVRT) responded to the location to assist with the investigation. Investigators with GVRT gathered information about the vehicles and people involved in the shooting. The information was shared with officers throughout the Portland metropolitan area.

At 12:48 a.m. on Saturday August 5, 2017 an East Precinct sergeant observed one of the vehicles suspected to be involved in Friday evening's shooting in the 12600 block of Southeast Division Street. Additional officers from East Precinct and the Gang Enforcement Team responded to the location. Once on scene, officers contacted a man associated with the vehicle. Based on evidence learned during the investigation, the occupant of the vehicle, 29-year-old Kevin C. Ford was arrested. Officers also located and seized a firearm as evidence after Ford was taken into custody.

Ford was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempt Murder, Theft in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (two counts), and Felon in Possession of a Firearm (two counts).

Anyone with information about this case should contact Meghan Burkeen at 503-823-2092 or Meghan.Burkeen@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Kevin C Ford
Three Arrested During Sunday Protest at Tom McCall Waterfront Park - 08/06/17

On Sunday August 6, 2017, the Portland Police Bureau responded to the "March for Freedom, Solidarity and Justice" and a related counter-protest. The intent of law enforcement was to provide a safe environment for all participants, non-participants, and community members while ensuring the peaceful exercise of the First Amendment.

The march and counter-protest started at approximately 2:00 p.m. in Waterfront Park between the Salmon Street Springs Fountain and Battleship Oregon Memorial. The majority of the people present peacefully practiced their First Amendment Rights; however, there were a portion of those gathered today that actively fought with and assaulted each other.

Officers with the Rapid Response Team (RRT), bringing a sound amplification system, responded to the park as people were fighting and pepper spray was being discharged by people in the park.

Police established an area for ambulatory injured persons to receive medical treatment at Portland Fire and Rescue Station Number One. Medical personnel with police officers also offered medical aid at the park. One person was transported from the park by ambulance for what was reported as a non-life-threatening injury.

Shortly after police arrived at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, a 16-year-old juvenile male was arrested for Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and a felony probation warrant for Burglary in the Second Degree, Reckless Burning, and Criminal Mischief. The juvenile was booked into the Donald E. Long Detention Home.

Officers also arrested 24-year-old Jonny Perez for Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Police Officer and Escape in the Third Degree. Perez was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned on Monday.

Based on information gathered during the protest, officers cited and released 21-year-old Tusitala Toese on a charge of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree. Toese was issued a criminal citation instead of being booked into the Multnomah County Jail because of an injury he suffered during today's protest that required medical treatment at an area hospital.

Officers will continue to investigate possible criminal acts during Sunday's protest and more arrests are possible. Anyone who believes they were the victim of a crime during this protest should contact police non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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Suspect Arrested for Multiple Vandalisms in Portland's Ladd's Addition Neighborhood - 08/04/17

On Friday August 4, 2017, at 4:15 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 1500 block of Southeast Holly Street on the report of a naked man turning on a water faucet.

As officers responded to the area, the caller informed officers he believed the suspect was responsible for a string of incidents that had caused thousands of dollars of damage to homes in the Ladd's Addition Neighborhood.

Officers established a perimeter and searched for the suspect. The suspect, 30-year-old Moyhijah Widger-Chongo, was located and taken into custody in the 1500 block of Southeast Holly Street.

During this morning's investigation officers contacted detectives from the Portland Police Bureau Detective Coordination Team (DCT) and officers with the Central Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT). Information was gathered during an investigation that began on Tuesday August 1, 2017, when the Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) contacted Central Precinct NRT and informed officers of multiple acts of vandalism in the Ladd's Addition Neighborhood. Based on the investigation, Widger-Chongo is suspected of vandalizing over 40 homes that caused nearly $50,000.00 in damage.

Investigators learned that at the beginning of July 2017, Widger-Chongo began turning on the exterior water faucets at homes in the Ladd's Addition Neighborhood. Widger-Chongo would leave the water faucets running, which flooded basements of some homes.

Widger-Chongo was also linked to a May 2017 burglary.

Widger-Chongo was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on 14 felony and misdemeanor crimes. Upon lodging Widger-Chongo at the Multnomah County Jail, officers requested that Multnomah County Jail Mental Health Services contact and assess Widger-Chongo.

Investigators believe there may be additional victims. Anyone who has information or was a victim is asked to contacted Central Precinct NRT Officer Shaun Sahli at 503-823-0076 or Shaun.Sahli@portlandoregon.gov

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Investigation Underway After Thursday Evening Shooting in Portland's Glenfair Neighborhood -- Two People Injured - 08/03/17

On Thursday August 3, 2017, at 8:24 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to multiple reports of gunfire in the 15100 block of Southeast Stark Street.

As officers responded to the location, a caller to 9-1-1 reported a person had been shot and that the victim had entered a vehicle that left the location. As officers searched the area for evidence of gunfire, additional officers responded to a nearby hospital awaiting the arrival of the gunshot victim.

Witnesses told police they heard four to five gunshots, a man yell that he had been shot, and a vehicle speeding from the area.

At 9:26 p.m. an adult male arrived by private vehicle at an area hospital with a gunshot wound. Officers responded to the hospital and contacted the victim. The victim's injuries are non-life-threatening.

At 10:06 p.m. a second adult male with a gunshot injury arrived by private vehicle at a different Portland hospital. Officers learned this victim was also shot at the shooting in the 15100 block of Southeast Stark Street. Preliminary information suggests this victim's injuries are life-threatening. This victim was transferred to an area trauma hospital by ambulance.

Based on information gathered during the preliminary investigation, the Gang Violence Response Team (GVRT) has responded and is taking over the investigation.

There is no suspect information at this time.

Anyone with information about this shooting should call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333 or the Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106.

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text 823HELP

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app for the iPhone or Droid.

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Terry Evans
Terry Evans
Burglary Suspect Arrested After Breaking into Apartment in Downtown Portland (Photo) - 08/03/17

On Tuesday August 1, 2017, at 11:48 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a burglary at a high-rise apartment building in the 2200 block of Southwest 1st Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the burglary victim and employees of the apartment building. The victim and employees provided officers with a description and last known location of the suspect. After a brief search of the area, officers located and arrested the suspect, 57-year-old Terry Evans.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau's Burglary Task Force responded to the scene and continued the investigation. Officers learned that Evans entered the secured building and attempted to enter multiple apartments. Once Evans located an apartment that was unsecure he entered the location.

Detectives believe that Evans is connected with other burglary investigations at residential buildings and he may face additional charges, once those investigations are complete.

Evans was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the First Degree, Burglary in the Second Degree and Trespass in the First Degree in in connection with the August 1 arrest in Downtown Portland.

Anyone who believes they were a victim or has information regarding Evans should contact Detective Scott Chamberlain at 503-823-0423 or scott.chamberlain@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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Attached Media Files: Terry Evans
Shooting Investigation Underway in Lents Neighborhood -- One Person Injured -- #Traffic Alert - 08/03/17

On Thursday August 3, 2017 at 2:55 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 9100 block of Southeast Tolman Street on the report of gunfire.

As officers responded to the scene, a person contacted 9-1-1 and informed officers they were transporting a victim of the shooting to a hospital in their personal vehicle. Officers and medical personnel contacted the driver of the vehicle and the victim of the shooting at Southeast Stark Street and Northbound Interstate 205. The male victim was assisted to an ambulance and transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Based on information learned during the investigation, the Gang Violence Response Team has responded to conduct an investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have also responded to the scene to assist with this investigation.

Southeast 92nd Avenue between Southeast Woodstock Boulevard and Southeast Duke Street is closed as the investigation continues. Southeast Tolman Street from Southeast 91st Avenue to Southeast 92nd Avenue is also closed. These roads will be closed for the next one to two hours.

Anyone with information about this case or other 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 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

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.

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

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

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous. Rewards of up to $1,000 are available for other unsolved felony crimes - $2,500 for unsolved homicides.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Old Town Chinatown Neighborhood -- One Person Injured - 08/03/17

On Thursday August 3, 2017, at 1:28 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Northwest Broadway and Northwest Hoyt Street on the report of a shooting and one person injured.

Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and located an uncooperative male adult suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment. Preliminary information indicates the injury is non-life-threatening.

During the investigation officers learned the shooting occurred at the northeast corner of Northwest Broadway and Northwest Glisan Street. Officers continue to investigate and criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have responded to the scene.

There is no suspect description at this time.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau's Detective Division's Assault Detail will continue the investigation. Anyone with information or surveillance video regarding this incident is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 08/02/17

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

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

* 010.00 Directives Review and Development Process
* 334.00 Performance Deficiencies
* 335.00 Discipline Process


These directives in 2nd Universal Review will remain posted with comments collected through Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017.

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

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Attached Media Files: Policy_Manual.jpg
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Shanell N Rix
21-Year-Old Woman Arrested on Multiple Crimes Related to the Trafficking of a Minor (Photo) - 08/01/17

On Monday July 31, 2017, members of the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit (STU), Beaverton Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Multnomah County Parole and Probation arrested a 21 year-old woman in connection with the trafficking of a minor.

Shanell N. Rix of Portland was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Compelling Prostitution, Promoting Prostitution and Attempt Using Child in Display of Sexually Explicit Act.

The investigation started on Monday, when Beaverton Police received information that a minor, reported as a missing and endangered juvenile with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), was in the Portland area. Investigators learned the minor was a female and was being trafficked.

During their investigation, law enforcement learned the missing and endangered child was in an apartment complex located in the 8200 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard. When officers contacted the juvenile, she was in the company of Rix.

Based on information learned during the investigation Rix was arrested at the apartment complex.

The juvenile was reported as a missing and endangered child out of another state and is currently being taken home.

If you have information regarding this case, please contact Sergeant Norm Staples with the Portland Police Bureau Sex Trafficking Unit at 503-255-0118 or 503-545-3391.

Sex trafficking and prostitution are not victimless crimes. Victims of sex trafficking and prostitution are forced, coerced, and manipulated into this lifestyle against their will. They are forced to suffer through physical, sexual, and mental abuse. The Portland Police Bureau, in conjunction with other Federal and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to deterring prostitution and sex trafficking activities.

If you know or think that someone may be involved in trafficking or is being exploited, please contact the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit at 503-255-0118, the Sexual Assault Resource Center hotline 1-800-640-5311; or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 1-800-843-5678 or via the Cyber Tipline: http://www.missingkids.org/CyberTiipline


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Attached Media Files: Shanell N Rix
Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Buckman Neighborhood -- One Person Injured - 08/01/17

On Tuesday August 1, 2017, at 2:32 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast 7th Avenue and Southeast Stark Street on the report of a person shot. Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victim who was a passenger in a vehicle.

The male victim was transported to a Portland hospital by ambulance with what are believed to be life-threatening injuries.

Officers learned the victim and his friend had left a bar in the area of Southeast 7th Avenue and Southeast Sandy Boulevard and were driving on Southeast Stark Street when the shooting occurred. There does not appear to be any known reason why the victim or the vehicle he was riding in would be the target of a shooting. There is no suspect description at this point in the investigation.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau's Detective Division and criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division will continue to investigate this shooting.

Officers continue to investigate this shooting and have closed Southeast 7th Avenue from Southeast Stark Street to Southeast Washington Street. Southeast Stark Street from Southeast 7th Avenue to Southeast Grand Avenue has also been closed as part of the crime scene.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting and has not talked to officers is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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Portland Police Plan for Extreme Temperatures this Week - 07/31/17

This week the Portland area is predicted to receive record-breaking heat. During this weather event, officers will check-on persons in our community whose health and safety are impacted by the extreme temperatures. Officers will work with community service agencies and other partners to make sure people who need cooling shelters are aware of shelter locations and have a way to get to the shelters.

The Police Bureau wants to remind anyone seeking shelter to call 2-1-1 or visit the Multnomah County website at www.multco.us for information regarding the location and availability of cooling shelters.

The Police Bureau often receives distress calls during extreme heat and would like to recommend the following:

* Check on elderly neighbors and loved ones to ensure their safety. In extreme heat, anyone can become quickly dehydrated or suffer from heat exhaustion, especially the elderly.

* Travel with extra water in your vehicle or on your person. Be prepared, especially if your vehicle does not have air conditioning and plan for possible public transit delays.

* Do not leave children or pets unattended in your vehicle. Your vehicle can quickly reach a temperature that puts children or pets at risk of serious illness and even death.

* Reduce the risk of vehicle theft by not leaving your vehicle unattended and running, with the air conditioning on.

* Properly secure doors and windows for the safety of children and to prevent burglaries.


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Sergeant Chris Burley
Sergeant Chris Burley
Chief Marshman Names New Public Information Officer (Photo) - 07/31/17

Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman has appointed Sergeant Chris Burley to the position of Public Information Officer (PIO).

Chris was appointed as a Portland Police officer in 2005, after a stint as a high school physics/math teacher in the Chicago area. He worked patrol and was a member of the Gang Enforcement Team before being promoted to sergeant in 2014.

Chris most recently was assigned to the Behavioral Health Unit, where he worked with community partners to identify gaps in the system involving people who had chronic and persistent mental health issues. He also oversaw the Bureau's Behavioral Response Teams, where officers work with mental health professionals to link people with mental health issues who have frequent contact with law enforcement with appropriate resources.

Chris has worked as a member of the Crisis Negotiation Team, has taught G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education And Training) in Portland Public Schools, attended Camp Rosenbaum and is a member of the Portland Police Honor Guard.

Sergeant Pete Simpson, who has been the PIO since 2010, will be assigned to the Strategic Services Division and will continue to serve as the alternate PIO.

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Attached Media Files: Sergeant Chris Burley
Shooting Investigation Occurring in Portland's Lents Neighborhood -- Two Injured - 07/30/17

On Saturday July 29, 2017, at 10:45 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a call regarding a large party at a residence in the 6400 block of Southeast 90th Avenue. As officers responded to the location the complainant called 9-1-1 a second time to report they heard multiple gun shots.

Officers arrived and located two juvenile victims with injuries related to the gunfire. One juvenile male was transported to an area hospital by ambulance with what is believed to be a non-life-threatening injury. A juvenile female was treated at the scene by emergency medical personnel for an injury related to the shooting.

During the investigation officers learned that there was a large fight and disturbance at the party prior to the shooting. Based on information officers gathered at the scene, the Gang Violence Response Team is investigating this shooting.

This is the 68th Gang Violence Response Team investigation in 2017 and the sixth Gang Violence Response Team investigation since Thursday July 29th, 2017.

Investigators believe people who witnessed the disturbance and shooting left prior to the police arriving. Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333 or the Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106.

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text 823HELP

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app for the iPhone or Droid.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Woodlawn Neighborhood -- No Injuries Reported - 07/29/17

On Saturday July 29, 2017, at 9:18 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a shooting in the 6100 block of Northeast 12th Avenue. Officers arrived and located evidence of gunfire. At this time it appears no one was injured.

During the investigation officers contacted witnesses who stated they observed two vehicles speed away from the area at the time of the shooting. Based on information gathered during the preliminary investigation the Gang Violence Response Team responded. There are no suspect descriptions at this time.

This is the fifth Gang Violence Response Team investigation since Thursday July 26th, 2017.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333 or the Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106.

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text 823HELP

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app for the iPhone or Droid.

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Michael A Whitmore
Michael A Whitmore
UPDATE: Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Boise Neighborhood - One Person Injured and Two Suspects in Custody (PHOTO) (Photo) - 07/28/17

The suspect in a shooting that occurred today in the 6900 block of North Haight Avenue has been identified as 41-year-old Michael A Whitmore. Whitmore was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Assault in the Second Degree.

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On Friday July 28, 2017, at 6:42 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 6900 block of North Haight Avenue on the report of a disturbance with a gunshot heard. While officers responded to the area, another caller to 9-1-1 reported that a gunshot victim arrived at their home in the 6800 block of North Haight Avenue.

Officers arrived and established a perimeter around the area where the suspect was last seen, while additional officers responded to the 6800 block of North Haight Avenue to render assistance to the victim.

Officers located the victim in a home in the 6800 block of North Avenue and applied a tourniquet. Because the suspect was still at large at the time, an ambulance was staged in a safe area away from the active police investigation. Officers assisted the man to a waiting ambulance at which time he was transported to an area hospital with what is initially being reported as a non-life-threatening injury.


As officers made contact with occupants of the residence in the 6900 block of North Haight Avenue, the suspect surrendered to police. The suspect was taken into custody and a gun was recovered at the location. An additional person was taken into custody in relation to the disturbance.

Detectives from the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail and criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have responded to continue the investigation. There is no danger to the public.


An update will be released when more information is available.

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Attached Media Files: Michael A Whitmore
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UPDATE: Suspect Arrested After Deadly Northeast Portland Fire - Facing Aggravated Murder and Arson Charges (Photo) - 07/28/17

The two victims killed on Sunday have been identified and families have been notified.

24-year-old Taher Ali Alhaji and 42-year-old Jason Miller were killed in the fire.

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In the afternoon hours of Thursday July 27, 2017, Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives booked 28-year-old Ryan Thomas Monaco into the Multnomah County Jail in connection with a residential fire that killed two people earlier this week. Monaco was arrested earlier this morning without incident.

Monaco was booked on charges of Aggravated Murder and Arson in the First Degree and will be arraigned on Friday in Multnomah County Court. Monaco is expected to face additional charges.

In the early morning hours of Sunday July 23, 2017, Portland Fire & Rescue responded to the report of a residential fire at the Camp Manor Apartments, located at 9815 Northeast Glisan Street. Two people were killed in the fire.

Arson investigators worked closely with Homicide detectives to develop information in this case, leading to the arrest. Detectives do not believe this was a random act.

The identities of the two victims are not being released as detectives are continuing to work to locate and notify family members.

No additional details are being released at this time.

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17 Men Arrested in Undercover Sex Trafficking Missions - 07/28/17

During the month of July 2017, the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit conducted undercover missions to address online sex trafficking.

Investigators posted online ads on known sex trafficking websites. 17 men contacted undercover police officers to arrange payment for sexual acts. Investigators were assisted by Portland area hotels as part of this effort.

For investigative reasons, the Sex Trafficking Unit is not sharing the specific website, application, or ad text publicly.

Sex trafficking and prostitution are not victimless crimes. Victims of sex trafficking and prostitution are forced, coerced, and manipulated into this lifestyle against their will. They are forced to suffer through physical, sexual, and mental abuse. The Portland Police Bureau, in conjunction with other Federal and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to deterring prostitution and sex trafficking activities.

The Bureau also works with community organizations like Lifeworks NW to help sex trafficking victims: https://www.bja.gov/programs/supporting-victims-of-sex-trafficking-in-Portland.html

The following is a list of the men cited and released for Commercial Sexual Solicitation:

* 31-year-old Jaime Fraga-Altamirano of Troutdale, Oregon

* 46-year-old James Michael Hughes of Salem, Oregon

* 28-year-old Konstantin Igumnov of Vancouver, Washington

* 29-year-old Dmitri Omelco of Vancouver, Washington

* 41-year-old Phillip Todd Bonner of Anderson, South Carolina

* 46-year-old Dung Van Nguyen of Happy Valley, Oregon

* 31-year-old Nicholas Ray Willis-Heine of Portland, Oregon

* 29-year-old Sataam Abdullah Alkhalaf of Portland, Oregon

* 42-year-old Brian Lee Votaw of Portland, Oregon

* 28-year-old Benjamin Stuart Wirth of Happy Valley, Oregon

* 34-year-old In Han Cha Jr. of King City, Oregon

* 31-year-old Alexander James Curtis of Portland, Oregon

* 24-year-old Bruce John Waterman Jr. of Beavercreek, Oregon

* 30-year-old Fernando Santos-Ballazar of Burien, Washington

* 22-year-old James Christian Cummings of Fairview, Oregon

* 21-year-old Joselle Alexander Lucas of Canoga Park, California

The following person was booked into the Multnomah County Jail for Commercial Sexual Solicitation:

* 24-year-old Gatlin Verne Schwin of Roseburg, Oregon

If you know or think that someone may be involved in trafficking or is being exploited, please contact the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit at 503-255-0118, the Sexual Assault Resource Center hotline 1-800-640-5311; or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 1-800-843-5678 or via the Cyber Tipline: http://www.missingkids.org/CyberTiipline

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Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 07/27/17

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

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

This directive in 2nd Universal Review will remain posted with comments collected from Thursday, July 27, 2017, through Thursday, August 10, 2017.

* 416.00, Post Officer Involved Deadly Force/Temporary Altered Duty

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


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Portland Police Bureau Hiring Ceremony Today at 9:00 a.m. - 13 New Police Officers, Two Professional Staff (Photo) - 07/27/17

Today, Thursday July 27, 2017, at 9:00 a.m., the Portland Police Bureau will be swearing in 13 new police officers and two professional staff members.

The ceremony will be held at the Portland Building 2nd Floor Auditorium. Media is invited to attend and should plan to arrive early.

Mayor Ted Wheeler and Police Chief Mike Marshman are expected to speak at the ceremony.

The Portland Police Bureau is actively recruiting for new officers. To learn more about how to apply, please visit http://www.joinportlandpolice.com/

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Bank Robbery Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland - 07/25/17

On Tuesday July 25, 2017, at 2:41 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Chase Bank branch located inside the Glisan Fred Meyer store at 6615 Northeast Glisan Street on the report of a robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that the suspect used a note to demand money from the teller. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the store towards Glisan Street without incident.

The suspect is described as a black male in his mid-30s, 6'3" tall, medium build, wearing a gray shirt and baseball cap. No weapons were actually seen by employees.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Portland Police Bureau Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405, or the Portland office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at 503-224-4181.

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Suspect in Two Violent Attacks Arrested and Booked on Several Charges (Photo) - 07/25/17

On Tuesday July 25, 2017, Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit detectives booked 31-year-old Sergio Jose Martinez into the Multnomah County Jail after his arrest Monday evening in connection with a violent attack in the Sullivan's Gulch neighborhood.

Martinez was booked into jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree, Kidnap in the First Degree, and Assault in the Second Degree. Additionally, detectives linked Martinez to an attack reported earlier Monday morning a few blocks away in the Kerns Neighborhood. In connection with that case, Martinez was booked into jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree, Burglary in the First Degree, Sodomy in the First Degree, and Sex Abuse in the First Degree.

Martinez will be arraigned on Wednesday in Multnomah County Court and investigators anticipate additional charges after a grand jury is presented the case.

Martinez was arrested on Monday evening after North Precinct officers responded to the report of a disturbance in the 2100 block of Northeast Halsey Street involving a male and female in the basement parking garage of a building.

As officers were responding to the area they received additional information that the male suspect (Martinez) was armed with a knife and that he assaulted a female.

Officers arrived in the area, located the victim and Martinez who ran from police. Based on the information received and observations of the officers, officers chased Martinez on foot through the neighborhood and several residences before capturing him in a neighborhood apartment.

The victim and Martinez were transported to Portland hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries. Martinez was released earlier today and transported to jail.

Earlier on Monday July 24, 2017, at 6:11 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 1700 block of Northeast Irving Street on the report of a sexual assault.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the 65-year-old female victim who told police that a stranger broke in to her residence, physically and sexually assaulted her, and stole her car.

The victim's vehicle was a silver 2012 Toyota Prius with Oregon license plates 9-S-9-5-9-9. It was later located in the area of Southeast 99th Avenue and Stark Street.

Anyone with information about Martinez is asked to contact Detective Todd Prosser at 503-823-0400, todd.prosser@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Laser Strike on Police Aircraft Results in Seizure of Laser Pointer from Child (Photo) - 07/25/17

On Monday July 24, 2017, at approximately 11:30 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau's Air Support Unit reported receiving numerous laser strikes from the area of Southeast 90th Place and Victor Lane. The Air Support Unit was flying patrol support at the time of the laser strikes.

Officers responded to the area and determined that a 12-year-old child, playing with a laser pointer, was responsible for the strike. The officers contacted the child and family and explained the danger of pointing a laser at aircraft. The laser pointer was placed into evidence and the police reports were forwarded to the Multnomah County Juvenile Court.

Aiming a laser at an aircraft is a serious safety concern for pilots and is a violation of law.

To learn more about the Federal Aviation Administration's Laser Safety Initiative, including laser hazards and effects, please visit https://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/lasers/

To learn more about the Air Support Unit, please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/250326

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UPDATE: Stranger Burglarizes Residence, Sexually Assaults Victim, Steals Car in Northeast Portland #Alert - 07/24/17

The victim's stolen vehicle was recovered tonight in the area of Southeast 99th Avenue and Stark Street. The suspect has not been located.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Monday July 24, 2017, at 6:11 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 1700 block of Northeast Irving Street on the report of a sexual assault.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the 65-year-old female victim who told police that a stranger broke in to her residence, physically and sexually assaulted her, and stole her car.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 20 to 30 years old, approximately 5'9" tall, tattoos on his chest and arms, goatee, wearing only jeans.

The victim's vehicle is a silver 2012 Toyota Prius with Oregon license plates 9-S-9-5-9-9.

Anyone seeing the victim's vehicle is asked not to approach it and to immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information about this suspect is asked to contact Detective Todd Prosser at 503-823-0400, todd.prosser@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Suspect Arrested After Attacking Female, Running from Police in Sullivan's Gulch Neighborhood - 07/24/17

On Monday July 24, 2017, at 6:57 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a disturbance in the 2100 block of Northeast Halsey Street involving a male and female in the basement parking garage of a building.

As officers were responding to the area they received additional information that the male suspect was armed with a knife and that he assaulted a female.

Officers arrived in the area, located the victim and the suspect who ran from police. Based on the information received and observations of the officers, officers chased the suspect on foot through the neighborhood and several residences before capturing him in a neighborhood apartment.

The victim and suspect were transported to Portland hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries.

There is no public risk as a result of this arrest and detectives are continuing the investigation into this incident.

No additional updates are expected until Tuesday morning.

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Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 07/24/17

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

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

This directive in 2nd Universal Review will remain posted with comments collected from Monday, July 24, 2017, through Monday, August 7, 2017.

* 338.00, Discipline Guide

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

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CORRECTION: Two People Arrested, Two Stolen Cars Recovered After Carjacking Investigation Late Sunday Afternoon (Photo) - 07/24/17

The initial report was to the 2400 block of Northeast 151st Avenue, not Southeast as initially released.

The Bureau regrets the error.

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On Sunday July 23, 2017, at 5:04 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 2400 block of Northeast 151st Avenue on the report that a suspect armed with a gun stole a person's car and fled the area in the victim's 2017 Toyota Avalon.

Multiple officers responded to the area to begin searching for the suspect and vehicle. The victim, a 54-year-old female, reported a second vehicle drove by several times prior to the robbery so officers also canvassed the area for the second vehicle, described as a gray Range Rover.

Officers taking the report worked with the victim, her mother-in-law (registered owner and neighborhood resident), and Toyota to activate a GPS device in the vehicle, leading officers to find the Avalon and the Range Rover parked in the area of Southeast 127th Avenue and Woodward Street. A male, later identified as 25-year-old David Gurrola, got into the Avalon and drove out of the area, leading officers on a short traffic pursuit, before eluding officers. Officers canvassing the area found the abandoned Avalon at Southeast 138th Avenue and Clay Street and shortly after located and arrested the suspect.

A third vehicle, a red SUV, was driven out of the area where the two stolen cars were initially found and officers conducted a traffic stop, arresting the female passenger in connection with the robbery. She was identified as 27-year-old Brittany Michelle Gregory.

Both the stolen Avalon and the Range Rover, which was reported stolen in early-June 2017 from a Southwest Portland residence, were recovered and towed by police as part of the ongoing investigation. A handgun was also located and seized during this investigation.

Gregory, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree, Robbery in the Second Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Vehicle.

Gurrola, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree, Robbery in the Second Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Vehicle. Additionally, Gurrola was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, and Criminal Mischief in the First Degree.

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UPDATE: Pedestrian Killed on I-205 - Major Crash Team Responding - 07/24/17

Traffic Division investigators determined that the person killed early this morning was a 23-year-old male.

Investigators learned that a 25-year-old male driving a 2004 Isuzu Street Sweeper (not a delivery truck as earlier released) was southbound on I-205 when he struck the 23-year-old male who was in the roadway in the left lane of travel. The driver was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver cooperated with investigators and showed no signs of impairment. It is not known why the 23-year-old male was on the freeway.

No citations have been issued and the crash remains under investigation. Once the investigation is complete, it will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

Names of those involved will be released on Tuesday.

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On Monday July 24, 2017, at 2:53 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to I-205 southbound at Southeast Foster Road on the report that a delivery truck driver struck a pedestrian on the freeway.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the pedestrian and determined the person was deceased. The delivery truck driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

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

I-205 southbound traffic is being diverted off the freeway at Foster Road and may re-enter the freeway at Johnson Creek Boulevard via Southeast 92nd Avenue. The freeway is expected to remain closed for several hours.

Information updates are not expected until late-Monday morning.

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

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

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Fraud Alert: Scams Attempting to Cost Victims Thousands of Dollars (Photo) - 07/21/17

The Portland Police Bureau and other area law enforcement partners have recently seen an increase in phone scams. During these phone calls, a caller attempts to cause alarm to the person they are calling. They tell the person they may harm an acquaintance if they do not provide the person with a large sum of money in the form of a cashier's check, money order, or traveler's check. The caller tells the person not to call police.

Scare tactic phone scams have been around for many years and in many variations. They have the potential to dupe people into losing thousands of dollars. Police are encouraging everyone to share this message with family and friends who may fall prey to these scams.

The scammers express urgency and can be very convincing in many cases, so much so that victims truly believe the caller is a relative or that a loved one is in danger. In recent years, some scammers are now even hacking into social media accounts and will direct message friends and family with a similar and urgent need for emergency money.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind community members of the following tips to avoid these scams:

* Don't send money. Never wire money out of the country to persons unknown. This includes buying reloadable Visa cards or gift cards.

* Be skeptical. Ask questions that only family members would know - like pet names or favorite foods - without revealing too much personal information.

* Verify information. Check with family members to confirm the locations of children or grandchildren.

* Stay private. Regularly update privacy settings for social media sites. Scammers often make their stories more believable by trolling for personal information on Facebook, Twitter and similar sites.

* Contact the police if you receive a call that causes you concern for someone's safety and are told the only remedy is to send money and not contact the police.

* Know where to turn. Victims suffering a financial loss should report incidents to local law enforcement agencies and the Oregon Attorney General's Office, Department of Justice.

The Oregon Department of Justice has a tremendous amount of information and resources available to protect consumers. Information can be found by visiting http://www.doj.state.or.us/Pages/index.aspx

For more information, visit the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Scam Alert website www.consumer.ftc.gov/scam-alerts

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UPDATE: PPB, PBOT and East Portland Community Organizations team up for Vision Zero education and enforcement event on Outer Division. - 07/21/17

On Thursday July 20, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., officers from the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic and Transit Divisions, Central, East and North Precincts worked in cooperation with the Portland Bureau of Transportation, Division Midway Alliance and other East Portland organizations to conduct the Thursday Night Vision Zero Traffic Mission in East Portland.

As PBOT employees and volunteers walked Southeast Division Street in bright orange vests educating community members about Vision Zero, Portland Police Officers performed enhanced patrols in the area. During the joint mission officers issued 20 citations for 37 traffic violations and 19 warnings for 21 traffic violations. Officers also arrested a person for Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle and another person for Mail Theft during.

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

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

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During the evening of Thursday July 20, 2017, the Portland Police Bureau, in partnership with the Portland Bureau of Transportation, Division Midway Alliance and other East Portland organizations, will conduct an enhanced Thursday Night Vision Zero Traffic Mission in East Portland.

Officers with the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic and Transit Divisions, East, Central, and North Precincts will be conducting the mission on Southeast Division Street between Southeast 112th Avenue and 148th Avenue, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Officers will focus their enforcement and education efforts on behaviors that contribute significantly to serious injury crashes and traffic fatalities; including, but not limited to, excessive speeding, distracted driving and failing to yield the right-of-way. These kinds of traffic missions have been part of an ongoing effort since August 2016 to create safer streets and work toward reducing, and eventually eliminating, serious injury crashes and traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

Debuting a new outreach effort, staff from the Portland Bureau of Transportation will work with community volunteers to engage people walking and biking in this area. These street teams will provide residents with information about both Vision Zero and safe walking and biking behavior.

The event follows a series of recent traffic fatalities, many of them on the streets of East Portland. Since June 16, 2017, there have been 10 traffic-related fatalities in Portland, with a total of 24 traffic fatalities in 2017. The goal of Thursday evening's event is to raise awareness of Vision Zero and the importance of biking, walking and driving safely on Portland's streets.

"As Transportation Commissioner, making Portland's streets safe for all users is one of my top priorities," said Commissioner Dan Saltzman. "Events like this, which combine enforcement and community outreach are key to our efforts to achieve our Vision Zero goals."

Captain Mike Crebs of the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division said, "Missions like the one occurring today hopefully remind everyone to take it upon themselves to slow down and don't drive while under the influence or distracted. We are asking the community to do their part in achieving the goals of Vision Zero."

"We all have to work together to get to zero deaths and serious injuries on our roads," said Transportation Director Leah Treat. "That is why I am so thankful for the support of the Portland Police Bureau, Division Midway Alliance and our other East Portland community partners for this event."

Media Only: The public information officers from PPB and PBOT will be available at 6:00 pm at the southwest corner of Southeast 122nd Avenue and Division Street to discuss the mission.

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UPDATE: Officers Rammed by Driver During a Traffic Pursuit - Suspect Arrested, Officer Receives Non-Life-Threatening Injury (Photo) - 07/21/17

The suspect who attempted to elude police and rammed his vehicle into two police vehicles has been identified as 33-year-old Andrew D. Lentz. Lentz was lodged into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Reckless Driving, four counts of Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, and Fail to Perform the Duties of a Driver -- Property.

The officer who was injured in this incident has been released from the hospital.

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On Friday July 21, 2017, at 03:39 a.m., an officer assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's East Percent attempted to stop a 1989 red Jeep Comanche pickup near Southeast 100th Avenue and Southeast Holgate Boulevard after multiple officers observed the driver operating the Jeep recklessly.

An officer activated his emergency lights and sirens to perform a traffic stop on the Jeep and driver. The driver of the Jeep did not stop. The officer pursued the vehicle. During the pursuit, officers deployed several pursuit intervention techniques to stop the driver and vehicle. Officers used spike strips and successfully flattened some of the vehicle's tires. Officers also attempted the PIT Maneuver; however, the subject was able to drive out of the PIT Maneuver. Near the intersection of Southeast 72nd Avenue and Southeast Foster Road, officers attempted to stop the vehicle using a box-in, at which time the subject rammed two police vehicles. When the subject rammed the police vehicles an officer was injured.

Officers successfully boxed-in the vehicle, causing the vehicle to stop. Officers engaged the driver, gave him commands and took him into custody.

Once the subject was in custody, medical personnel entered the scene and provided medical aid to the injured officer. The officer was transported to an area hospital by ambulance with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Southeast Foster Road near Southeast 72nd Avenue should be re-opened shortly.

Additional information will be released when it is available.

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UPDATE: SERT/CNT Responding to Assist with Search for Robbery Suspect - Arrest - 07/20/17

SERT officers have taken the suspect into custody in the 3800 block of Southeast 67th Avenue.

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Detectives have assumed control of the investigation.

The neighborhood safety perimeter has been lifted.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to thank area residents for their patience as officers worked to ensure community safety and apprehend the suspect.

Updates regarding the investigation will be provided by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office when available.

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The new media staging area will be the on the west side of the 3400 block of Southeast 69th Avenue. The PIO will provide a briefing at approximately 7:35 a.m.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to Southeast 68th Avenue and Southeast Rhone Street to assist officers with a search for an armed robbery suspect.

The suspect is believed to be involved in an armed robbery that occurred in Clackamas County.
The Portland Bureau of Emergency Communication (PBEM) has sent out a shelter-in-place message to residents in the immediate area of this police activity. Persons are asked to stay out of the area while officers attempt to locate the robbery suspect.

Interested media should stage at Sunshine School, located at 2700 Southeast 67th Avenue.. The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene and will provide updates when they become available.

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