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UPDATE: Fatal Shooting Investigation Underway in North Portland's Humboldt Neighborhood (Photo) - 03/02/15
The victim in today's shooting in the Humboldt Neighborhood has been identified as 29-year-old Marquis Delon Chaney, a resident of the neighborhood.

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

Anyone with information about the homicide, including information learned on social media, should contact investigators on the case: Detective Mark Sponhauer at (503) 823-0416, mark.sponhauer@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Kristina Coffey at (503) 823-0696, kristina.coffey@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Monday March 2, 2015, at 2:34 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at North Blandena Street and Commercial Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the male victim suffering from at least one gunshot wound and medical personnel determined that the victim was deceased.

Limited information at this point indicates that the suspect or suspects left the area after the shooting.

Homicide detectives, criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division and the Medical Examiner are responding to begin an investigation into the shooting.

Interested media should stage on Commercial Avenue, South of the scene towards Alberta Street.

PIO is responding to the scene.

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Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives - 03/02/15
The Portland Police Bureau directs member action through the establishment of policy, procedure, and rule, as found within directives. The Bureau is in the process of reviewing all its directives.

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

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

* 870.25, Temporary Holding Rooms
* 870.80, Prisoners Line-Up and Show-Up
* 870.90, Waivers, Statements, and Rights Notification Forms

Community members are encouraged to read the directives and provide drafting comments at: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/59757 This webpage also enables community members to sign up for email notifications when new directives are posted.

These directives will remain posted and comments collected from Sunday, March 1, 2015, through Monday, March 30, 2015.

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UPDATE #2: Shooting Investigation Underway in North Portland's Eliot Neighborhood - One Man Injured - 02/28/15
20-year-old Esteban "Steve" Del Cid, the shooting victim from early Saturday morning, died today at a Portland hospital.

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

This is now a homicide investigation and the public's help is needed to solve the case.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Bryan Steed at (503) 823-0395, bryan.steed@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Michele Michaels at (503) 823-0692, michele.michaels@portlandoregon.gov.

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The man critically injured in a shooting early Saturday morning has been identified as 20-year-old Esteban "Steve" Del Cid of Tualatin, Oregon.

Del Cid remains in critical condition at a Portland hospital.

Homicide detectives are continuing to follow leads in this investigation and would like to hear from anyone with information.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Bryan Steed at (503) 823-0395, bryan.steed@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Michele Michaels at (503) 823-0692, michele.michaels@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Saturday February 28, 2015, at 3:03 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at North Vancouver Avenue and Ivy Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a male adult gunshot victim with several friends. The victim was suffering from life-threatening injuries and was taken to a Portland hospital for treatment.

Police talked to the victim's friends and learned that the shooting actually occurred near Northeast Rodney Avenue and Cook Street, a few blocks away. The victim's friends told police that they were all in a car and were trying to find the hospital after the shooting but got lost and called 9-1-1.

The victim's friends were unable to provide much information other than the suspect appeared to be a white male.

Due to the victim's injuries, Homicide detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to the scene.

At this point, the shooting does not appear to be gang-related.

Anyone with information should contact the Police Non-Emergency Line at (503) 823-3333.

No additional updates are expected until Saturday afternoon.

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Drunk Driver Crashes into Patrol Car on Friday Night, Injuring Police Officer (Photo) - 02/28/15
On Friday February 27, 2015, at 11:44 p.m., East Precinct Officer Allison Renander was responding to a domestic violence call in Southeast Portland. Officer Renander was driving eastbound on Southeast Stark Street approaching 155th Avenue, slowing down, when an eastbound 1987 Dodge pick-up, driven by 57-year-old Gary Clark, struck the left rear of the patrol car, causing a crash and sending the police car up over the sidewalk and into a yard.

Officer Renander was removed from the patrol car by medical personnel and transported to a Portland hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries. Officer Renander was admitted and is expected to be released this weekend. Officer Renander is a seven-year-veteran of the Portland Police Bureau, assigned to East Precinct night shift.

Clark was not injured but officers noted signs of impairment, leading Traffic Division officers to investigate further, which led to Clark's arrest.

Clark was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) and Reckless Driving. He will be arraigned on Monday March 2, 2015.

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UPDATE: SERT/CNT/ASU Responding to Assist Central Precinct on a Person in Crisis in Sellwood-Moreland Neighborhood - 02/28/15
The woman in crisis is safely in a home and has resources available for continued help. Officers have cleared the area and there is no risk to the neighborhood.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) and Air Support Unit (ASU) are responding to the 7600 block of Southeast 19th Avenue to assist Central Precinct officers safely locate a person in crisis that is reported to be armed with a handgun.

Officers have been able to engage the person in crisis, an adult female, in conversation but have requested SERT and CNT respond to provide additional resources.

The area affected is Southeast 18th to 22nd Avenues, Rex to Lambert Streets.

Officers are doing limited evacuations in this area.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is not responding to the scene but is available by phone, if needed.

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Major Crash Team Investigating a Serious Injury Crash in Northeast Portland's Grant Park Neighborhood - 02/27/15
On Friday February 27, 2015, at 5:28 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Northeast 27th Avenue and Knott Street on the report of a traffic crash involving a tuck and a motor scooter.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the crash scene and the injured scooter rider, an adult male. The rider was suffering from potentially life-threatening injuries and was transported to a Portland hospital in critical condition but is expected to survive.

Due to the rider's injuries, the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to conduct an investigation.

Investigators learned that the scooter was being ridden westbound on Knott Street and the driver of the pick-up pulled out northbound on 27th to cross Knott, but struck the scooter.

The pick-up truck driver remained at the scene and was cooperative. He was not impaired by alcohol or drugs.

The driver of the pick-up truck was issued a citation for Failure to Obey a Traffic Control device.

Traffic should be reopened shortly in the area and no additional updates are expected tonight.

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UPDATE: Death Investigation Underway Along Eastbank Esplanade near the Burnside Bridge - 02/27/15
The man discovered deceased along the Eastbank Esplanade yesterday has been identified as 48-year-old Robert Allen Hannick Jr. Hannick was homeless at the time of his death.

The Medical Examiner is awaiting toxicology results to determine cause of death. Hannick did not suffer any trauma and there were no signs of foul play.

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The Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy on Friday to determine the cause and manner of death of the male found this morning on the banks of the Willamette River.

The deceased has tentatively been identified as a 48-year-old male.

Investigators believe that the deceased may have been inside a large drain pipe prior to being pushed out by rainwater and being discovered this morning.

Updates will be provided after the autopsy.

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On Thursday February 26, 2015, at 10:25 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Eastbank Esplanade, just North of the Burnside Bridge on the report of a body under a drain pipe on the banks of the Willamette River.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the body of a deceased adult male on the rocks above the water line.

At this point, the identity of the man or the cause and manner of death are unknown.

Homicide detectives, Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division and the Medical Examiner are responding to conduct a death investigation.

The Eastbank Esplanade walkway may be affected briefly during this investigation.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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UPDATE #2: Death Investigation Underway Along Eastbank Esplanade near Steel Bridge - 02/27/15
The female found dead on the Eastbank Esplanade has been identified as a 26-year-old homeless woman. Her name will be released after family has been located and notified.

The Medical Examiner is awaiting toxicology results to determine cause of death. The woman did not suffer any trauma and there were no signs of foul play.

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After a preliminary examination, investigators believe the deceased woman suffered a medical event which resulted in her death.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy on Friday and will work to confirm the woman's identity.

The Eastbank Esplanade is back open to regular traffic.

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On Thursday February 26, 2015, at 3:32 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Eastbank Esplanade, South of the Steel Bridge, on the report of a female down on the ground not moving.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and determined that the adult female was deceased.

At this point, the identity of the woman or the cause and manner of death are unknown.

Homicide detectives, Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division and the Medical Examiner are responding to conduct a death investigation.

The Eastbank Esplanade along this stretch South of the Steel Bridge will be closed during this investigation.

There does not appear to be any connection to the earlier death investigation of a 48-year-old male along the banks of the Willamette River.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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Pursuit of Stolen Car Ends in Crash, Arrest - No Serious Injuries - 02/26/15
On Thursday February 26, 2015, at 7:02 p.m., a Portland Police Canine Unit Sergeant spotted a stolen car at Northeast 82nd Avenue and Sandy Boulevard in the 7-11 parking lot.

The sergeant called for additional resources to respond to the area in case the car pulled out of the lot. As officers were getting into the area the car left eastbound on Sandy Boulevard and the sergeant got behind it to await additional units.

At 102nd Avenue, the sergeant attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver sped away and attempted to elude police. Shortly after the pursuit began, the suspect crashed into another vehicle at Northeast 112th Avenue and Wygant Street. The suspect got out of the vehicle and attempted to run but quickly surrendered to police.

The suspect, an adult male, was transported to a Portland hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect vehicle contained two female adult passengers, one of whom was transported with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.

Traffic is minimally impacted and updates on the suspect and charges are expected on Friday morning.

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CORRECTION - UPDATE #2 - ARREST: Major Crash Team Responding to a Fatal Traffic Crash at NE 33rd & Columbia (Photo) - 02/26/15
Vann's car was a 2002 Prius, not a 1992 as earlier released.

The Bureau regrets the error.

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Last night, Traffic Division investigators booked 25-year-old Joshua James Vann into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Manslaughter in the First Degree, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, Reckless Driving, and Reckless Endangerment. Vann was treated and released from the hospital before being taken into custody.

Vann was one of the drivers involved in the fatal crash on Columbia Boulevard.

The driver who died at the scene has been identified as 55-year-old Dale Edward McConachie.

Investigators learned that both drivers were westbound on Columbia approaching 33rd Avenue when Vann swerved his 2002 Toyota Prius and struck a curb, lost control, then hit McConachie's vehicle, a 1998 Pontiac Grand Am. McConachie then lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a concrete structure on the driver's side of the car. McConachie died at the scene.

The investigators were able to determine that Vann was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash, leading to the listed charges.

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Traffic investigators are still processing the crash scene on Northeast Columbia Boulevard.

All roads are expected to be open by 10:00 p.m.

No additional updates are expected tonight.

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On Wednesday February 25, 2015, at 4:35 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Northeast 33rd Avenue and Columbia Boulevard on the report of a two vehicle crash.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and found one person deceased and another critically injured. The injured party has been transported to a Portland hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries.

Northeast Columbia Boulevard is closed in both directions at 33rd Avenue. Drivers are encouraged to use Lombard/Portland Highway as an alternate route.

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

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Suspect Claiming to be Water Bureau Employee Burglarizes an Argay Neighborhood Home (Photo) - 02/26/15
On February 21, 2015, East Precinct officers responded to the report of a burglary at a home in the 13200 block of Northeast Shaver Street.

Officers arrived and contacted the victim, an 82-year-old man, residing at the home. The victim told police that on February 20, at approximately 1:00 p.m., someone knocked on his door. The victim answered the door and the suspect was standing outside, wearing an orange safety vest and carrying a clipboard. The victim told police that the suspect claimed he was checking water in the area due to reports that the water was brown.

The victim told police that he allowed the suspect to enter his home to check the water. The victim told police that the suspect did not check the sink, instead he asked to go down to the basement, where they spent 15 minutes checking water and talking.

The victim told police that he and the suspect then went back upstairs and the suspect left. After the suspect left, the victim noticed that his desk had been rummaged through and items were missing.

Based on the information provided by the victim, detectives believe the suspect had an accomplice who came into the home while he and the victim were in the basement.

The suspect is described as an African American male, 50-64 years old, 5'7" tall, medium build, lighter-skin, and a pock-marked face.

The suspect's truck is described as a white, extended cab 4x4, with chrome wheels. The truck had no distinguishing marks or logos.

The Portland Water Bureau wants you to know that although Water Bureau employees may knock on your door to ask water-related questions, they will very rarely ask to enter your home.

If someone claiming to be from the Portland Water Bureau asks to enter your home, ask to see a City-issued ID and/or verify that they are a Water Bureau employee by calling (503) 823-4874.

The Police Bureau also recommends that people share this information with family and friends to prevent future incidents.

Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to contact the Burglary Detail via email, burglary@portlandoregon.gov.

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POSTPONED: News Conference Scheduled for Thursday to Discuss New Bicycle Theft Reduction Initiative - 02/26/15
Due to unforeseen circumstances, today's news conference is being postponed to a future date and time to be determined.

The Police Bureau would like to apologize for any inconvenience.

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On Thursday February 26, 2015, at 1:30 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau will be hosting a news conference to discuss a new bicycle theft reduction initiative.

The news conference will be held on the Eastbank Esplanade, at the foot of Southeast Madison Street next to the Hawthorne Bridge.

Details about the initiative will be shared on Thursday afternoon.

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Burglary Suspect Arrested, Search Warrant Served in Sellwood-Moreland Neighborhood (Photo) - 02/25/15
In the early morning hours of Wednesday February 25, 2015, the Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) served a search warrant as part of an ongoing burglary investigation.

The search warrant was served at 1136 Southeast Bidwell Street and one man was arrested. 35-year-old Jason Aaron Goss, a resident of the home, was arrested as part of an ongoing burglary investigation by Burglary detectives.

Goss was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the Second Degree (four counts), Forgery in the First Degree and Theft in the First Degree (By Receiving). Goss will be arraigned on Thursday.

Anyone with information about Goss' criminal activity is encouraged to contact Detective Mace Winter at (503) 823-0758, mace.winter@portlandoregon.gov.

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Suspect Who Shot at Police, Committed Suicide Identified - Known Gang Member (Photo) - 02/25/15
Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives have identified the suspect in last night's shooting at police on Southeast Foster Road as 26-year-old Quintrell Shaimon Holiman.

Holiman was found deceased in the backyard of a home in the 7900 block of Southeast Raymond Street of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Holiman was a wanted Federal fugitive for Escape on an original charge of Felon in Possession of a Firearm from 2012. Holiman also had an active misdemeanor warrant for Failure to Appear in Clackamas County. His identity and warrant information was not known to police at the time of the incident.

Holiman was convicted in 2006 of Attempted Assault in the First Degree after a gang-related shooting outside North Portland's Jefferson High School and was a documented Hoover gang member.

According to the Gang Enforcement Team (GET), Hoover gang members have been associated to a substantial number of shootings in the past few months. GET investigators are continuing to work leads in all of these cases and need information from the community to help solve these cases.

GET investigators have been made aware of social media posts suggesting that Holiman did not take his own life and was killed by police. Investigators are also aware of various threats being made to law enforcement as a result of this incident.

While Holiman's death is unfortunate, the Oregon State Medical Examiner has determined his death to be a suicide.

Due to the recent gang violence, threats and last night's shooting at a police officer, additional officers will be assigned immediately to GET to provide additional outreach and enforcement in the community.

Anyone with information about last night's incident, including any information or posts on social media; or anyone with video from the shooting is asked to contact Detective Chris Traynor at (503) 823-0449, christopher.traynor@portlandoregon.gov.

Officer Steven Wilbon, an 8-year-veteran of the Bureau assigned to the Gun Task Force, was the officer shot at by Holiman.

Sergeant Ken Duilio, a 20-year-veteran of the Bureau assigned to the Gang Enforcement Team was involved in the incident but was not fired upon by Holiman.

Both Officer Wilbon and Sergeant Duilio will be on paid Administrative Leave for the rest of the week, which is standard protocol after a critical incident.

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

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

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

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

Crime Stoppers is offering 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.

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

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

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UPDATE: Suspect Fires at Officers, Runs Away - No Officers Injured, SERT Responding to SE 82nd and Foster (Photo) - 02/25/15
At approximately 1:10 a.m., SERT officers located a person believed to be the suspect in the backyard of a home, deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

This incident began at 11:20 p.m., when an officer assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's Gun Task Force and a Sergeant assigned to the Gang Enforcement Team (riding together) stopped in the parking lot of Shimmers Bar & Grill, located at 8000 Southeast Foster Road.

Several subjects immediately left the parking lot and went inside the bar but shortly after, one subject exited the bar and the officer and sergeant attempted to contact him. The suspect fled on foot and during the foot chase, fired at the officer. Neither the officer or sergeant was injured and they did not return fire.

A large neighborhood perimeter was established, using all available officers citywide, and SERT/CNT was called to respond. The Portland Police Bureau Air Support Unit, "Air 1", also responded to the sky above the neighborhood.

Officers maintaining perimeter positions heard noises and saw a person matching the suspect's description near Southeast 79th Avenue and Raymond Street and relayed that information to SERT, CNT and Air 1.

Air 1, observing from above using FLIR, spotted a person lying in the backyard of a home in the 7900 block of Southeast Raymond Street.

Crisis Negotiators attempted communication with the subject using a loud hail device, but did not receive any response. SERT then deployued two less lethal rounds at a fence near the subject to gain a response. Between the first and second less lethal rounds, officers heard what they believed was a muzzled gunshot. Air 1 relayed that they could see a flash consistent with a gunshot near the subject. SERT then deployed a flashbang near the subject but he did not respond so officers and a K-9 Unit made an approach to the subject and observed injuries consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Medical personnel were called up immediately to check the subject and they determined that he was deceased. A handgun was located at the scene.

Homicide detectives will be conducting the investigation, with the assistance of the Gang Enforcement Team.

Officers will remain in the are as evidence is collected but there no longer appears to be any risk to the community.

No additional updates are anticipated until Wednesday afternoon at the earliest.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to Southeast 82nd Avenue and Foster Road to assist East Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers after an unknown suspect fired multiple shots at police.

No officers or community members have been injured. The suspect fled the area on foot, last seen northbound on 79th Avenue from Foster Road. The suspect is described as an African American male in all dark clothing.

There is a large neighborhood perimeter involving dozens of police officers to allow for SERT officers to conduct a neighborhood search.

Area residents are asked to remain indoors and to call 9-1-1 on any suspicious activity between Holgate and Woodstock Boulevards, 82nd to 76th Avenues.

No additional information is available at this time and updates will be provided when they become available.

Interested media should stage on the East side of 82nd Avenue at Foster Road, access from I-205 is best.

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Central Precinct Officer Assaulted During Arrest at Bus Station in Old Town (Photo) - 02/24/15
On Monday February 23, 2015, at 10:30 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Greyhound Bus Depot, located at 550 Northwest 6th Avenue, on the report that a known subject was trespassing.

Officers arrived and were directed by security to the suspect, 47-year-old Stanley Cain. Officers spoke with Cain for several minutes asking him to voluntarily leave the property. Cain refused to leave so officers told him that he was under arrest, at which time he punched one of the officers in the head, knocking her to the ground.

Officers took Cain to the ground and the injured officer was able to get him handcuffed.

Officer Cinda Kozawa, a 24-year-veteran of the Bureau, was transported to a Portland hospital where she was treated for her injuries and released.

Cain was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Resisting Arrest and Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree. He will be arraigned on Tuesday.

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #15-09 Portsmouth Neighborhood Assault (Photo) - 02/23/15
The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in identifying the suspects involved in an assault and robbery in North Precinct's Portsmouth Neighborhood.

During the early morning hours of February 14, 2015, 43-year-old Patrick Wheaton was walking in the area of North Fessenden Street and N Exeter Avenue when he was attacked by two suspects and knocked unconscious.

Both suspects were described as white males, having slender builds, both in their twenties, with one being approximately 6'2" tall and the other being 5'10" tall.

The suspects were last seen running from the scene, westbound on North Fessenden Street.

The suspects stole several personal items from the victim which have not been recovered.

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

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

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

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CLARIFICATION: Major Crash Team Responding to Investigate Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Multnomah Neighborhood (Photo) - 02/23/15
This crash did not occur as part of any organized motorcycle rider training course. The instructor was a private person associated with the deceased.

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The motorcycle rider that was fatally injured in a crash on Sunday was identified as 60-year-old Tara Lu Freemole.

Investigators learned that she was learning how to ride a motorcycle when she lost control of a 2011 Harley Davidson 1200 Sportster, struck a curb and impacted the side of a parked car. She was wearing a helmet but appeared to have been killed instantly due to head trauma.

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On Sunday February 22, 2015, at 1:38 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Multnomah Arts Center, located at 7688 Southwest Capitol Highway, on the report of a motorcycle crash.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the rider, a female in her 50s or 60s, and determined that she was deceased.

The crash location is in the parking lot of the Multnomah Arts Center and there is no traffic impact.

Preliminary information indicates that the woman was learning to ride a motorcycle when she crashed into a parked car and suffered fatal injuries.

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

No additional updates are expected until Monday.

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UPDATE: East Precinct Officers Searching for Two 10-Year-Old Boys on the Springwater Trail - 02/20/15
Officers have safely located 10-year-old Kaleb Clem-Nizzi at Southeast 115th Avenue and Long Street and have learned that the other 10-year-old boy Michael Wright is on his way home.

Officers will wait to confirm Wright's return before clearing the area.

There is no indication of any criminal activity or foul play connected with this incident.

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On Friday February 20, 2015, at 5:22 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to Earl Boyles School, located at 10822 Southeast Bush Street, on the report that two 10-year-old boys did not come home after school.

Officers arrived and met with parents who told police that the two boys were planning to get food after school and "hang out" at a homeless camp. Officers checking the neighborhood obtained information that the boys were last seen along the Springwater Trail near Southeast 103rd Avenue and Foster Road.

Several officers are checking the area, Multnomah County Search and Rescue personnel with dogs are responding to the scene and the Portland Police Air Support Unit is responding to assist with an area search.

The boys are Kaleb Clem-Nizzi and Michael Wright, both 10-years-old.

Anyone with information about the boys' whereabouts is asked to call 9-1-1.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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Major Crash Team Responding to Southeast 158th & Division on Pedestrian Struck - Traumatic Injuries (Photo) - 02/20/15
On Friday February 20, 2015, at 8:48 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on Southeast Division Street at 158th Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and located the pedestrian down in the street, suffering from traumatic injuries. The pedestrian, a male in his 20s, was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to potentially life-threatening injuries.

The driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

Southeast Division Street is closed in both directions to allow for investigators from the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team to process the crash scene.

No additional updates are expected this evening.

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UPDATE #2 - Suspicious Death Investigation Underway at North Portland's Kelley Point Park (Photo) - 02/20/15
The Oregon State Medical Examiner today conducted an autopsy on the deceased 22-year-old woman found in the Willamette River and determined that she died of blunt force trauma and drowning.

The victim, 22-year-old Elyesicia Chevonna Payton, was the suspect's girlfriend.

No additional details will be released as there is a Multnomah County Grand Jury will begin hearing the case next week.

This is the third homicide of 2015.

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Late Thursday night, Homicide detectives booked 22-year-old Nicholas Ross Estrada into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Estrada will be arraigned on Friday.

The victim's name will be released on Friday after the autopsy.

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Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives are conducting a suspicious death investigation at North Portland's Kelley Point Park.

On Wednesday February 18, 2015, at 3:39 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Kelley Point Park on the report of a missing person.

Officers spoke with a 22-year-old male who told police his 22-year-old girlfriend went missing sometime overnight while they were camping in the park on the bank of the Willamette River.

Officers checking the area did not locate the missing woman but due to some suspicious circumstances, officers asked for Homicide detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division to respond and assist with the investigation.

This morning, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office divers located the 22-year-old woman deceased in the river.

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

The 22-year-old male voluntarily accompanied Homicide detectives to the Detective Division but was released prior to divers locating the woman's body. This afternoon, officers re-contacted him and have detained him as part of the ongoing investigation.

Updates will be provided when they become available. The woman's name will be released after the autopsy and family notifications have been made.

Based on available information, there does not appear to be any risk to the general public.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Anthony Merrill at (503) 823-4033, anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in North Portland's Portsmouth Neighborhood - No Injuries (Photo) - 02/19/15
On Thursday February 19, 2015, at 7:18 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to multiple reports of a shooting at North Lombard Street and Clarendon Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and located a parked vehicle that was struck by gunfire and additional evidence of a shooting. No gunshot victims were located at the scene and none have arrived at any Portland area hospitals.

The Gang Enforcement Team will be conducting an investigation into the shooting and is asking for anyone with information to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at (503) 823-3333.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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Gang Enforcement Team Arrests Two 14-Year-Old Males with Guns During Gang Violence Investigation (Photo) - 02/19/15
On Thursday February 12, 2015, Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers arrested two 14-year-old males during an investigation into recent gang violence.

14-year-old Marcell Anthony Wilson and 14-year-old Keonte Campbell were arrested without incident at Southeast 127th Avenue and East Burnside Street. Both were armed with semi-automatic handguns at the time of their arrest.

On February 4, 2015, at 4:33 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the report of a shooting at KFC, located at 5721 Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

The victim, 22-year-old Teondre Antonio Bonner, was treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound at a Portland hospital.

On February 7, 2015, at 8:08 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the multiple reports of shots fired at Woodlawn Park in Northeast Portland.

Several officers arrived and located several areas with evidence of gunfire along the East side of the park and in the neighborhood immediately South of the park, including several parked cars with damage from gunfire. No gunshot victims were located during this investigation.

Both males were lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home.

Wilson was charged with Attempted Murder, Assault in the Second Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon (two counts), and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (two counts); in connection with the shooting at KFC and the area of Woodlawn Park.

Campbell was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

GET detectives developed information in two separate shooting investigations that led to these arrests.

Anyone with information about these shootings is asked to contact Detective Todd Teats at (503) 823-2137, todd.teats@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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Police Investigating an Early Morning Shooting in the Piedmont Neighborhood - No Injuries - 02/19/15
On Thursday February 19, 2015, at 5:16 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the intersection of Northeast Cleveland Avenue and Dekum Street on the report gunshots heard in the area.

Officers arrived in the area and located two vehicles damaged by gunfire. The vehicles were unoccupied and parked on Northeast Dekum Street, between Cleveland and Rodney Avenues.

Officers contacted the vehicle owners who told police that they heard gunshots but did not see anyone shooting. A witness told police a van or SUV drove down the street at approximately the same time as the shooting but its unclear if the shooting came from the vehicle.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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Portland Police respond to shooting - - 02/18/15
Tonight, February 18, 2015 at 6:56 p.m., Portland Police officers responded to the area of S.E. 139th Avenue and S.E. Stark Street on a report of a shooting. Officers responded to the area and located a shooting scene. A home in the area was hit but, at this time, police have not located any victims.

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

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

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

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

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Sex Crimes Unit Investigating Reported Sexual Assault on Sunday in North Portland - 02/17/15
On Sunday February 15, 2015, at 4:35 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a sexual assault at a residence near North Portsmouth Avenue and Willamette Boulevard in the University Park Neighborhood.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the 20-year-old female victim. The victim told police that she left a party earlier in the evening and was walking home but got lost and was picked up by what she thought was a taxi somewhere near North Columbia Boulevard.

The victim reported to police that the driver sexually assaulted her before dropping her off near her home. The victim did not require immediate medical attention.

The victim described the suspect as a male Hispanic or Middle Eastern in his 40s, black hair and spoke with an accent.

There is no vehicle description and no information if it is a legitimate taxi service.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind community members that reports of this nature fortunately are a rare occurrence.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Sex Crimes Unit detectives at (503) 823-0400.

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

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

* Multnomah County Victims' Assistance Program: Provides support during the reporting of sexual assaults and referrals to victim services and resources: (503) 988-3270.
* Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL): Provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources: 24 hour crisis line: (503) 235-5333, or 1-888-235-5333.
* Project UNICA - (Proyecto UNICA): Provides access to advocacy services for Spanish-speaking survivors of domestic and sexual violence. 24 hour crisis line: (503) 232-4448, or 1-888-232-4448.

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

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

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Burglary Suspect Arrested Inside a Laurelhurst Neighborhood Home (Photo) - 02/16/15
On Sunday February 15, 2015, at 10:12 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a stranger in a home in the 3300 block of Southeast Ankeny Street.

Several officers arrived in the area and contacted the resident who told police that an unknown male broke into his home. Officers could see the suspect inside through the windows moving through the home. Officers, including a Police K-9, entered the home and took the suspect into custody without incident. The suspect had a minor cut on his arm from broken glass after the suspect broke a window to enter the home.

No property was taken and the suspect was transported to jail after being interviewed by Burglary detectives.

The suspect, 25-year-old Pearce Leckenby, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Burglary in the First Degree. He will be arraigned on Tuesday.

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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Portland Police seeks the public's help in locating a missing 81-year-old female - 02/15/15
Ms. Little has returned home and is safe.

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Portland Police Missing Persons Detectives are asking for the public's help in locating Ada Lee Little, an 81-year-old female. Ms. Little was last seen on February 14, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. She was searing a blue knit cap, brown sweater, gray paints and brown house slippers. Ms. Little is about 5'2" tall, weights approximately 200 pounds and has brown hair and eyes.

Ms. Little was going for a walk in the 4800 block of N.E. Garfield Avenue, but is an avid walker capable of walking long distances. Ms. Little is medically fragile. Anyone who sees Ms. Little is asked to call 911. Anyone with information about Ms. Little's were-abouts is asked to call Det. Heidi Helwig at 503-823-0797 or email at heidi.helwig@portlandoregon.gov
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UPDATE - North Precinct responds to disturbance - 02/14/15
While the investigation into this incident is still ongoing, officers have learned the following. At 8:39 p.m., this evening, officers received a call from a female caller indicating that her husband had been shot. Officers arrived in the area, located the victim and were able to get medical assistance for the victim.

Officers began an investigation into the alleged shooting. During the course of this investigation officers learned that the victim had become involved in a disturbance and was stabbed. A friend of the victim was armed and fired a round from his gun to scare off the individuals who had stabbed the victim. This person lost control of the firearm which was recovered by the either the suspect or individual associated with the suspect.

This group fled, firing another round from the gun in an unknown direction.

Officers continue to investigate this incident. The victim's wounds are non-life-threatening and he is recovering at an area hospital.

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Today, February 14, 2015 at 8:39 p.m., North Precinct officers received a call stating that an individual had been shot in the area of N.E. Marine Drive and N.E. 2nd Avenue. Officers arrived and located an individual with a wound consistent with a gun shot in his back. Officers secured the area, obtained medical assistance for the injured individual and began an investigation.

As the investigation developed officers learned that while at least one gunshot had been fired at the incident, the injuries to the victim may have been caused by a knife. The victim, suffering non-life-threatening wounds, is currently being treated and investigators hope to gather more information on the nature of his wounds shortly.

While it is early in the investigation officers do not believe this incident is gang-related. The investigation is still ongoing.

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Gang Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Woodlawn Neighborhood (Photo) - 02/13/15
On Friday February 13, 2014, at 3:05 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the area of Northeast 18th Avenue and Rosa Parks Way on the report of multiple gunshots heard in the area.

Officers arrived in the area and located damage from gunfire to a residence in the 6400 Northeast 18th Avenue. Witnesses described a vehicle stopped on the corner and a suspect firing at the vehicle. The vehicle sped out of the area and the suspect ran away from the scene.

The vehicle is described as a green smaller car and the suspect on foot is described as an African American male in his late 20s or early 30s, wearing all black clothing, carrying a gun as he ran northbound on 17th Avenue from Highland Street.

A gunshot victim was taken by private vehicle to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. At this point, the victim's condition is not known.

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

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

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

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

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Armed Robbery Thursday Afternoon at Northeast Portland Diner - 02/13/15
On Thursday February 12, 2015, at 3:56 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Cruise-In Diner, located at 7731 Northeast 33rd Drive in the Sunderland Neighborhood.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to the employee who told police that the suspect was armed with a knife and ordered her to lock herself in the backroom. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash then left the area on foot.

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

The suspect is described as an African American male in his early 30s, 5'11", wearing a great sweatshirt and blue jeans.

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

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Friday Fraud Alert: Active Phone Scams Hitting Portland Metro Area (Photo) - 02/13/15
The Portland Police Bureau wants community members to be aware of a variety of phone scams that are active in the Portland Metro area.

In the last year and a half, officers have taken reports from people who stated that callers would claim to be members of a police department or sheriff's department and that the victim missed jury duty, had outstanding fines, or a warrant for their arrest that could be taken care of over the phone with a payment.

Other victims have reported callers claiming to be public utilities, the IRS, charities and home repair companies.

Callers typically instruct the victims to purchase re-loadable cards and call them back with the numbers.

The Portland Police Bureau reminds you to be aware that:

* The Portland Police Bureau or any other legitimate law enforcement agency does not call community members seeking payment for outstanding traffic citations or warrants.

* The Portland Police Bureau does not call individuals and demand money from community members under any circumstances.

* Individuals claiming to collect debts may try to instill fear in potential victims to persuade them to forward money.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Oregon Judicial Department (OJD) advises that courts may use an independent collection service to collect unpaid monetary judgments and fines. If someone believes they are being scammed regarding an alleged unpaid traffic citation or other court-imposed financial obligation they can:

* Ask the collector (caller) for information specific to the alleged warrant or unpaid traffic citation. The caller should have the court case number, date of ticket and vehicle license number.

* Verify the debt or confirm other details by calling the OJD collections hotline at 1-888-564-2828.

* Use OJD Courts ePay to directly pay money owed to state courts for most traffic citations, civil fees or criminal fines (For more information go to http://www.courts.oregon.gov/OJD/OnlineServices/ePay/Pages/index.aspx.

If you receive a similar call, disconnect without providing any information or taking any instructions from the caller. Contact your local law enforcement agency. You may also file a complaint with the Oregon Department of Justice Consumer Protection Office via the Consumer Hotline at 1-877-877-9392 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or complete an online Consumer Complaint Form anytime at http://www.doj.state.or.us/consumer/Pages/complaint.aspx

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CLARIFICATION: Stranger Danger Alert in Southeast Portland's Sellwood-Moreland Neighborhood - 02/12/15
This incident occurred at Southeast 17th Avenue and Umatilla Street.

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The Portland Police Bureau is asking the community to be aware of a reported incident where a stranger spoke to a young girl in the Sellwood-Moreland Neighborhood.

On Thursday February 12, 2015, an officer assigned to the Youth Services Division took a report from a 12-year-old girl who told police that she was walking to school on Wednesday morning, at approximately 8:45 a.m., when a clean-cut white male drove up to her in a white van with "Diaper Guys" written on the side and asked her to come to the vehicle. The girl refused and ran away.

The girl told police that she thought there might be a passenger in the vehicle and that the van's right rear tire was missing a hubcap.

While it is not clear what the man's intentions were in speaking with the girl, it's alarming enough for the Police Bureau to share this information publicly.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind parents to talk to their children about "stranger danger" to keep them safe.

Some excellent tips by Dr. Robin F. Goodman about "stranger danger" are available by clicking http://www.education.com/reference/article/Ref_Stranger_Danger/

If any residents in the area of this incident have residential surveillance cameras, investigators are asking them to check recordings for any possible images of the suspect.

Anyone seeing this suspect or encountering him is asked to immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information should call (503) 823-3333.

All other information can be emailed to crimetips@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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Crime Stoppers Case #15-08 Gang-Related Shooting (Photo) - 02/12/15
The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect involved in a shooting outside an Argay Neighborhood bar.

On December 12, 2014, at approximately 1:39 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting outside the Venture Inn Bar, located at 13900 Northeast Sandy Boulevard. Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire but no gunshot victims.

Gang Enforcement Team detectives retrieved surveillance video from the bar that helped identify the suspect involved in the shooting. Detectives have not been able to identify the person by name and are asking for the public's help.

The suspect is described as an African American male, over 6' tall with a large build.

The suspect left the scene in a light colored sedan.

A surveillance image is being released to aid in this investigation.

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

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

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

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UPDATE: Crisis Negotiators Talking with Man Threatening to Jump from Fremont Bridge (Photo) - 02/11/15
Crisis Negotiatiors successfully convinced the suicidal man to step away from the edge of the bridge and go to a Portland hospital for treatment.

All lanes of southbound I-405 on the top deck of the Fremont Bridge should be open shortly.

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Portland Police Bureau Crisis Negotiators are responding to assist Central and North Precinct officers with a man who is threatening to jump from the top deck of the Fremont Bridge.

The right two traffic lanes (North side) of the bridge are blocked and drivers passing through Downtown are advised to use I-5 southbound as an alternate route.

There is no risk to the public at this time. Media is asked to avoid the area and to avoid being seen by the subject as it may agitate his mental health crisis.

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Off-Duty Portland Police Criminalist Arrested in Clark County, Washington - 02/11/15
On Wednesday February 11, 2015, the Portland Police Bureau learned that an off-duty Criminalist was arrested for Assault in the Fourth Degree (Domestic Violence) by the Clark County (WA) Sheriff's Office on Tuesday evening.

Criminalist Bradley McIntyre, a 17-year-veteran, has been placed on paid Administrative Leave pending the ongoing investigation and internal review process. Criminalist McIntyre was assigned to the Forensic Evidence Division.

The event will be the subject of an internal review and presentation to the Bureau's Performance Review Board.

The Portland Police Bureau cannot comment further regarding ongoing personnel matters.

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Stranger Danger Alert in Northeast Portland's Irvington Neighborhood - 02/11/15
The Portland Police Bureau is asking the community to be aware of a reported incident where a stranger talked to some Irvington School students on the afternoon of Tuesday February 10, 2015.

Officers from the Youth Services Division took a report this morning about the incident that occurred on Tuesday afternoon, at approximately 3:37 p.m.

The two 10-year-old students told police that they were walking home from school and at Northeast 14th Avenue and Thompson Street, a stranger approached them and told them to come to him.

The students told police that they ran away and that they were chased by the man. The students told police that they hid in a driveway and did not see the man again.

The man is described as an African American male in his 30s to 40s, 6' tall, 170 pounds, scruffy face, possibly with mental health or developmental disabilities, and possibly homeless.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind parents to talk to their children about "stranger danger" to keep them safe.

Some excellent tips by Dr. Robin F. Goodman about "stranger danger" are available by clicking http://www.education.com/reference/article/Ref_Stranger_Danger/

If any residents in the area of this incident have residential surveillance cameras, investigators are asking them to check recordings for any possible images of the suspect.

Anyone seeing this suspect or encountering him is asked to immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information should call (503) 823-3333.

All other information can be emailed to crimetips@portlandoregon.gov, reference Portland Police Bureau Case #15-11569.

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

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

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #15-07 Elks Lodge Shooting (Photo) - 02/10/15
The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in solving a shooting at the Elks Lodge in the Eliot Neighborhood.

On Saturday February 7, 2015, at 1:59 a.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the report of a shooting at the Elks Lodge, located at 6 North Tillamook Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, 31-year-old Ian Jarreau Campbell, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.

Officers learned that the shooting occurred outside the lodge and the suspect ran from the scene immediately after he fired shots.

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

The suspect is described as an African American male in his 20s or 30s, mid-to-heavy build, wearing a white t-shirt.

During the course of the investigation, detectives arrested 31-year-old James Orilious Crain Jr. for a Parole Violation and recovered a handgun. Crain has not been charged in connection with the shooting and investigators would like to hear from anyone with information about Crain and/or this shooting investigation.

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

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

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

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Crime Stoppers of Oregon to Offer Rewards in New Campaign "Felons and Kids with Guns" (Photo) - 02/10/15
Crime Stoppers of Oregon is announcing a new campaign to help in the fight against gun crime.

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.

Under Oregon law, persons under the age of 18 years old (generally) and persons convicted of a felony crime may not lawfully possess firearms.

To qualify for the reward, the tip must lead to an arrest and the seizure of a firearm and the tip must be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Oregon. Tips leading to additional charges may lead to a total reward of up to $1,000 cash.

All tips will be forwarded to the proper law enforcement agency for follow-up and investigation.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is committed to reducing gun violence and helping law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington solve felony crimes.

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is 100% funded by donations.

To make a tax-deductible donation today, send a check to:

Crime Stoppers of Oregon
1111 SW 2nd Avenue, Room 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #15-06 Lloyd Center Mall Shooting (Photo) - 02/10/15
The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect that discarded a firearm after a shooting outside the Lloyd Center Mall.

On Saturday January 24, 2015, at 4:43 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the report of gunshots heard in the Lloyd Center Mall parking structure, near Northeast 9th Avenue and Halsey Street.

Several officers arrived and immediately entered the parking structure to address any possible threats or suspects and to prevent access to the interior of the mall.

Officers did not locate any suspects at the scene and there were no gunshot victims located.

One window at Barnes and Noble was damaged as a result of gunfire.

A person was seen running out of the parking structure and was described as an African American male wearing all dark clothing, bright-colored shoes, 5'7" tall, cornrowed or dread-locked hair, lase seen running northbound on Halsey from the parking structure. It is not known if this person is a witness, suspect or victim.

A witness reported seeing someone throw a gun underneath a bush outside a business in the 1700 block of Northeast 10th Avenue. The suspect also discarded his black Nike hoodie with a yellow swoosh.

Surveillance images and video are being released to aid in this investigation and can be viewed at http://youtu.be/OUeiMxn3aqI

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

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

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

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UPDATE - ARREST: Key Bank Robbed in Southwest Portland's Multnomah Neighborhood (Photo) - 02/09/15
Officers from the Tigard Police Department arrested 34-year-old Kevin Joseph Parker after a traffic pursuit this morning.

Robbery detectives from the Portland Police Bureau learned that Parker was the suspect in an earlier bank robbery and a robbery at a dry cleaning business.

At 8:51 a.m., detectives believe that Parker robbed the Barber Cleaners, located at 7463 Southwest Barbur Boulevard, then approximately 20 minutes later robbed the Key Bank on Southwest Troy Street.

Parker has been booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the Third Degree, Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, and a Federal Hold with Bank Robbery charges pending.

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On Monday February 9, 2015, at 9:10 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at Key Bank, located at 3515 Southwest Troy Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that the suspect entered the bank and demanded money from the teller. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect walked out of the bank and was not seen again. The suspect did not imply or display any weapons during the robbery.

Several officers checked the area for the suspect but did not locate anyone matching his description.

The suspect is described as an unknown race male with tanned skin, mid-20s, 6' tall, thin build, wearing a dark-colored jacket, hoodie, and pants.

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

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UPDATE: Man Injured in Gang-Related Shooting at Eliot Neighborhood Elk's Lodge (Photo) - 02/09/15
The victim in Saturday morning's shooting, 31-year-old Ian Jarreau Campbell, continues to recover from a gunshot wound. He is expected to survive his injuries.

The case remains an open investigation and anyone with information should contact Detective Todd Gradwahl at (503) 823-2056, todd.gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Saturday February 7, 2015, at 1:59 a.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the report of a shooting at the Elk's Lodge, located at 6 North Tillamook Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, a male in his 30s, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.

Officers learned that the shooting occurred outside the lodge and the the suspect ran from the scene immediately after he fired shots.

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

The suspect is described as an African American male in his 20s or 30s, mid-to-heavy build, wearing a white t-shirt.

Based on information gathered at the scene, officers believe the shooting is gang-related.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact Detective Todd Gradwahl at (503) 823-2056, todd.gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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

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

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UPDATE: I-84 Westbound Closed for Serious Injury Crash Near 122nd Avenue (Photo) - 02/09/15
One lane of westbound I-84 is now open and all lanes are expected to be open at 10:00 a.m.

The driver injured in this morning's crash is a 29-year-old male. He is in critical condition at a Portland hospital after being ejected from his vehicle.

Preliminary information indicates that the injured driver was traveling westbound and swerved into the left-side emergency lane to avoid stopped traffic. In the emergency lane, the driver struck an unoccupied, abandoned car, then rolled to a stop. A third car was damaged in the crash but the driver of that car was not injured.

Speed appears to be a factor in this crash. The injured driver was not impaired by drugs or alcohol.

This investigation is continuing by Traffic officers.

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On Monday February 9, 2015, at 6:39 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to I-84 westbound, near 122nd Avenue, on the report of a multiple vehicle crash.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the four vehicle crash. At least one person has injuries which are potentially life-threatening.

All westbound traffic is being diverted off I-84 at 181st Avenue. Alternate routes include Airport Way, Marine Drive and Halsey Street.

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

No further details are available at this time.

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UPDATE: Public's Help Sought to Locate Family of Non-Verbal Child Found by Police - 02/08/15
Police have been in contact with the child's family. The child and family live in the area the child was first spotted. Family will be going to hospital to be reunited with the child.

As is standard procedure, Oregon Department of Human Services has been notified to follow-up with the family to ensure the child's safety in the future.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate the family of a non-verbal child located by police officers early Sunday morning.

On Sunday February 8, 2015, at 5:13 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast 82nd Avenue and Woodstock Boulevard on the report of a young boy running eastbound on Woodstock Boulevard.

Officers were able to catch up with him near 92nd Avenue and Woodstock Boulevard and called for medical personnel to check the boy for injuries and to get him warm as he was not wearing clothing. The boy was transported to a Portland hospital for precautionary care as he did not seem to be suffering from any injuries.

The boy is estimated to be 7 to 10 years old with light skin and mixed race, 4'8" to 5"00" tall, 100 pounds, and curly brown hair.

The boy is non-verbal and possibly Autistic.

Anyone with information about this boy's family should immediately call the Police Non-Emergency Line at (503) 823-3333. Anyone with other information about him should contact Detective Heidi Helwig at (503) 823-0797, heidi.helwig@portlandoregon.gov.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Woodlawn Neighborhood (Photo) - 02/07/15
On Saturday February 7, 2015, at 8:08 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the multiple reports of shots fired at Woodlawn Park in Northeast Portland.

Several officers arrived and located several areas with evidence of gunfire along the East side of the park and in the neighborhood immediately South of the park, including several parked cars with damage from gunfire.

Officers saw one vehicle leaving the area and followed it as it tried to elude police. The vehicle crashed near Jefferson High School and the driver ran from the car but was located and detained shortly after. Several other officers are checking the neighborhood for any additional people that may have run from the car.

An officer en route to the area from St. Johns was involved in a crash on North Willamette Boulevard and Washburne Avenue. Neither the officer or the other driver was seriously injured but both cars required tow trucks. The other driver was cited for Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle.

No shooting victims have been located near Woodlawn Park and none have arrived at area hospitals.

Based on information learned at the scene, the shooting is believed to be gang-related and the Gang Enforcement Team will be leading the investigation.

PIO is responding to the media staging point at Northeast Dekum Street and Dean Street.

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

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Suspect Who Ran from Police While Handcuffed Arrested on Numerous Charges (Photo) - 02/07/15
On Thursday February 5, 2015, East Precinct officers arrested 44-year-old Andrew Phillip McMichael on numerous charges.

McMichael was wanted after running from police in the area of Southeast 157th Avenue and Stark Street, after being handcuffed on domestic violence charges on Saturday January 17, 2015.

McMichael was being walked to a police car when he broke free of officers and ran across Stark Street southbound on 157th Avenue.

Several officers, including a Multnomah County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit, searched the neighborhood but did not locate McMichael.

McMichael was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Fourth Degree (Domestic Violence), Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Escape in the Third Degree, Harassment, Interfering with Making a Police Report (Domestic Violence), Interfering with a Peace Officer, Menacing (Domestic Violence), Strangulation (Domestic Violence), Resist Arrest, and Theft in the Third Degree.

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #15-05 Tigard Homicide (Photo) - 02/06/15
The Tigard Police Department, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to locate a wanted murder suspect.

On Friday, January 30, 2015, at approximately 5:45 p.m., 36-year-old Jerry Duy Nguyen was shot outside the home of his ex-wife. The incident took place at the Canterbury Heights Condominiums, located 10790 Southwest Canterbury Lane in Tigard.

The shooting was witnessed by several bystanders, including the victim's ex-wife. Nguyen was allegedly shot by an acquaintance, 29 year-old Orlando Lee Pouncey. Pouncey's last known residence also on Canterbury Lane is nearby to where the shooting took place.

On February 4, 2015, a Washington County grand jury indicted Pouncey on charges of Murder, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Pouncey is described as 5'11" tall and weighing 190 lbs. There is no known vehicle associated with the suspect at this time.

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

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

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

Media Inquiries:
Jim Wolf
Public Information Officer
Tigard Police Department
(503) 718-2561

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #15-04 Hillsboro Robbery (Photo) - 02/06/15
The Hillsboro Police Department, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect involved in an armed robbery.

On September 24, 2014, just after midnight, an armed man entered Dotty's Deli, located at 1295 Northwest 185th Avenue, and demanded money from the employee.

After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the deli without incident. Nobody was injured during this robbery.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 50s, 6'01" tall, 200 pounds, dirty blond hair that is shaggy, wearing a dark-colored hoodie and jeans.

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

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

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

Media Inquiries:
Lt. Mike Rouches
Public Information Officer
Hillsboro Police Department
(503) 681-5355

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UPDATE #3: Pedestrian Killed on I-205 Northbound at Division - Major Crash Team Investigating (Photo) - 02/06/15
The woman killed on I-205 has been identified as 22-year-old Charnae Denise Williams. Williams was last a resident of Southern California.

The investigation into this incident remains an open investigation.

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The woman killed this morning on I-205 has been identified as a 22-year-old from out of state. Attempts are being made to locate her family for notification.

Traffic officers learned that the woman appeared to be attempting to cross the northbound lanes of I-205, from East to West, for some unknown reason. Two vehicles swerved to avoid hitting her but the bus driver was unable to see her in the lane of traffic until it was too late.

After being struck by the bus, the woman's body was thrown to the West side of the freeway, near the emergency lane and left lane. A vehicle traveling in the left lane appeared to strike the woman's legs. The driver of the second vehicle pulled over briefly but did not get out of the vehicle and left shortly thereafter.

According to witnesses, the driver of the second vehicle may not have been aware of what they hit due to poor lighting and heavy rain. Additionally, the woman was wearing all dark clothing and down on the ground at the time of the second impact. Investigators believe that in all likelihood, the woman was deceased after impact with the bus.

The bus driver, 50-year-old Randall Dalzell, cooperated fully with the investigation and was not impaired at the time of the collision. The bus belongs to Athletic Transport Services, contracted to George Fox University.

Anyone with information about this incident or information about the driver of the second vehicle should contact Officer Chris Johnson at (503) 823-2213, chris.johnson@portlandoregon.gov.

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All lanes of I-205 northbound have been re-opened to traffic.

The bus that was involved in the crash was a charter bus for the George Fox University baseball team and was headed to the Portland International Airport to drop players and staff off for a flight. Nobody on the bus was injured in the crash.

Traffic officers are continuing the investigation and no citations have been issued at this time.

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On Thursday February 5, 2014, at 3:35 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to I-205 northbound on the report of a pedestrian struck by a bus.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the female on the freeway, between Southeast Powell Boulevard and Division Street. Medical personnel determined that the female was deceased.

The bus that struck her stopped further North after safely slowing down.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is being notified and will be responding to conduct an investigation.

I-205 northbound traffic is being diverted off at Powell then will be able to get back on the freeway at Division.

Drivers should expect delays for several hours as the investigation continues.

No additional updates are expected until later today.

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Suspect Robs King Neighborhood Subway After Claiming He Left a Bomb (Photo) - 02/06/15
On Friday February 6, 2015, at 4:02 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Subway, located at 5700 Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

As officers were en route to the call, additional information was received that the suspect fled the shop after leaving behind a box that he said was a bomb.

Officers arrived and contacted employees who told police the suspect left a box on the counter, claiming it was a bomb, then fled the shop with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect was last seen walking eastbound on Jarrett Street after the robbery.

The box was a hard-shell plastic box that officers were unable to see through so members of the Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit (MEDU) responded to the scene. After an exam of the box, bomb techs determined it to be empty.

The suspect is described as an African American male, 45 years old, 5'5" to 5'7" tall, unshaven, orange or yellow-framed glasses, wearing a hoodie, and his lower lip was hanging and he had slurred speech.

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

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2014 Homicide Suspect Pled Guilty on Monday - Sentenced to 22 Years in Prison (Photo) - 02/05/15
On Monday February 2, 2015, 28-year-old Jontae Rydale Mixon pled guilty to several charges in connection with the July 2014 homicide of 26-year-old Hahrahcio Roy Branch.

Mixon pled guilty to charges of Manslaughter, Assault and Attempted Assault. He was sentenced to 22 years in prison.

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

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located five people suffering from gunshot wounds. All five people were transported to Portland hospitals for treatment. Branch later died from his injuries.

Detectives from the Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Detail and the Gang Enforcement Team worked together on the investigation, which ultimately led to the identification of Mixon as the suspect in the shooting.

On July 9, 2014, Mixon was taken into custody by the US Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force, with the assistance of the Portland Police Bureau, Gresham Police Department and Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.

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UPDATE: 22-Year-Old Man Critically Injured in Shooting in Southeast Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood (Photo) - 02/05/15
The victim in last night's shooting has been identified as 22-year-old Michael James Gilbert. Gilbert remains in a Portland hospital in critical, but stable condition. He is expected to survive his injuries.

Detectives learned that more than two dozen shots were fired, many of them striking the vehicle containing Gilbert. Other rounds were discovered to have hit a residential apartment building.

Detectives have very little suspect information to go on at this point and are asking for the public's help to provide information, including anything learned on social media.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact Detective Brad Clifton at (503) 823-2087, brad.clifton@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Wednesday February 4, 2015, at 10:07 p.m., East Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the report of a shooting in the area of Southeast 139th Avenue and Burnside Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located the victim in a vehicle on 139th, between Burnside and Stark Streets. The 22-year-old male victim was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to potentially life-threatening gunshot wounds.

Police spoke to the driver of the vehicle and learned that the victim was in the passenger seat when someone in a black SUV fired multiple shots into the vehicle on Stark Street.

Witnesses told police that the suspect vehicle quickly sped out of the area westbound on Stark Street.

Officers have located two apartments in the 13600 block of Stark Street that appear to have sustained damage from gunfire.

Stark Street is closed from approximately 126th to 140th Avenues. 139th Avenue is closed from Stark to Burnside Streets. The street closures are part of the active crime scene.

Based on available information, the shooting appears to be gang-related. It is unclear if this shooting is related to an earlier shooting at the KFC in North Precinct.

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

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

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

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

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

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UPDATE: Gang Shooting Investigation Underway in King Neighborhood - One Man Injured (Photo) - 02/05/15
The victim in Wednesday afternoon's shooting was identified as 22-year-old Teondre Antonio Bonner. Bonner continues to recover from a gunshot wound at a Portland hospital and is expected to survive his injuries. Bonner is known to police as a gang member.

Detectives learned that the shooting occurred on Northeast Jessup Street, just West of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Bonner ran into the KFC where employees called 9-1-1.

Witnesses told police that a group of 5-7 males ran from the scene westbound on Jessup after the shooting. The group described as a younger mix of African American and Hispanic males.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact Detective Todd Teats at (5030 823-2137, todd.teats@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Wednesday February 4, 2015, at 4:33 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the report of a shooting at KFC, located at 5721 Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a male victim suffering from injuries related to gunfire.

Preliminary information indicates that the suspect or suspects fled the scene and are no longer in the area. Several officers, including a Police K-9 Unit, are responding to check the neighborhood.

Medical personnel are providing treatment to the victim and will be transporting him to a Portland hospital.

Based on current information, the shooting appears to be gang-related and the Gang Enforcement Team will be leading the investigation.

PIO is enroute to the scene, ETA 20 minutes.

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PPB Hires New Equity and Diversity Program Manager (Photo) - 02/04/15
The Portland Police Bureau's has hired a new Equity and Diversity Program Manager, Elle Weatheroy. Elle was appointed on February 4, 2015, in the newly created position, which reports directly to the Chief of Police.

"The Equity and Diversity Program Manager will have the responsibility and authority to go anywhere in the Police Bureau and advise me on changes in policy, practice, and training that I need to make to ensure we are inclusive and equitable," said Chief Larry O'Dea. "This kind of position is unheard of in our nation's police departments, but so critical."

Chief O'Dea has said his priority for the Police Bureau is to build trusting relationships in all parts of the community. He has also said he will work to diversify the Bureau and the leadership of the Bureau and to improve the organization's knowledge and action around equity. This position, he says is a great next step.

"We are excited to welcome Elle, who brings great qualifications and is extremely knowledgeable about Portland's communities and the Police Bureau," he said.

Elle has owned and operated Weatheroy Consulting for the past 5 years, where she has helped clients with equity and diversity training; staff development; leadership development; and child welfare training. She has also been a consultant for the Annie E. Casey Foundation, working on child welfare practices and facilitating systems change for child welfare agencies in Oklahoma, Connecticut, Colorado, Delaware and Florida. She is currently a Steering Committee Member for the Young Leaders Circle and a Member of the Board of Friends of the Children, which provides mentors to local children.

Elle has a background as a social worker, and has experience with youth in foster care systems; Level 5 educational systems; and community-based work in Oregon, Washington, D.C. and Maryland.

Elle Weatheroy was born and raised in Northeast Portland to a father who was a community liaison and decorated Portland Police Sergeant; her dedicated mother's longtime Portland history started in Vanport. Elle's legacy also includes two brothers who serve in law enforcement as well. After graduating from Benson High School, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in human development from Oregon State University and a Master of Social Work, Community Development from Portland State University.

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Stranger Danger Alert in Northeast Portland's Irvington Neighborhood - 02/04/15
The Portland Police Bureau is asking the community to be aware of a reported incident where a stranger tried to get two kids into his car.

On Tuesday February 3, 2015, officers assigned to the Youth Services Division responded to Irvington School, located at 1320 Northeast Brazee Street, on the report that two students reported to school staff that a stranger tried to get them into his vehicle.

A 13-year-old male student told police that he and his 5-year-old brother were walking to school on Monday (February 2) at approximately 8:15 a.m., when a man in a car pulled up along side them near Northeast 11th Avenue and Tillamook Street. The boy told police that the man opened his passenger door and asked the kids to come over to him and get in the car. The boy told police that he told the man "no" and that he and his brother walked away towards school as the man turned his vehicle around and drove away in the opposite direction.

The boy reported the information to his parents on Monday but not to the school until Tuesday, when police were promptly called to take the report.

The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 55-65 years old, 6'0" tall, 170 pounds, white hair, and possibly a Scottish or British accent.

The vehicle was described as an older, white 1990s Ford car.

There have been no similar reports in the area of this behavior.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind parents to talk to their children about "stranger danger" to keep them safe.

Some excellent tips by Dr. Robin F. Goodman about "stranger danger" are available by clicking http://www.education.com/reference/article/Ref_Stranger_Danger/

If any residents in the area of this incident have residential surveillance cameras, investigators are asking them to check recordings for any possible images of the suspect.

Anyone seeing this suspect or encountering him is asked to immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information should call (503) 823-3333.

All other information can be emailed to crimetips@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #15-03 Donald Brown Homicide (Vancouver) (Photo) - 02/04/15
The Vancouver (WA) Police Department, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in solving the 2007 homicide of Donald Brown.

On February 4, 2007, 39-year-old Donald Brown was found deceased in his Vancouver, Washington home. His death was the result of homicidal violence.

Today is the 8th anniversary of Mr. Brown's death and the investigation remains an open homicide investigation.

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

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

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

Media Inquiries:
Kim Kapp
Public Information Coordinator
Vancouver (WA) Police Department
(360) 487-7490

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Suspect Arrested in William "Cougar" Burleigh Homicide (Photo) - 02/03/15
On Tuesday February 3, 2015, Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force, arrested 42-year-old Robert Lewis Browne in connection with the October 2014 homicide of William "Cougar" Burleigh.

Browne was arrested near his residence in the 4400 block of Southeast 99th Avenue and transported to the Detective Division before being booked into the Multnomah County Jail late Tuesday evening.

Browne was booked on charges of Manslaughter in the Second Degree and Assault in the Second Degree after being indicted by a Multnomah County Grand Jury.

Browne will be arraigned on Wednesday in Multnomah County Court.

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

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

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

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

Anyone with information on this case should contact Detective Anthony Merrill directly at (503) 823-4033; anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov.

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Gun Task Force Arrests Man for March 2014 Shooting in Southeast Portland (Photo) - 02/02/15
On Friday January 30, 2015, officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's Gun Task Force charged a 31-year-old man in connection with a March 2014 shooting in Southeast Portland.

31-year-old Ronnie Naron Keithley was already detained at the Multnomah County Jail on an unrelated incident. Keithley was charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Discharging a Firearm in the City, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, and Interfering with a Peace Officer.

This investigation started on March 20, 2014, at 6:04 p.m., when East Precinct officers responded to the report of a man brandishing a firearm on Southeast Stark Street at approximately 157th Avenue.

Multiple officers responded to the area and at least one officer saw the suspect drop the handgun and run away into the neighborhood. Officers recovered the firearm and set up a neighborhood perimeter. A witness told police that the suspect fired a shot before dropping the gun and running away. No injuries were reported as a result of the shooting.

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

Officers from the Gang Enforcement Team and the Gun Task Force responded to the scene and began an investigation into the shooting. Officers recovered a cell phone from the scene which contained information that ultimately identified the suspect as Ronnie Keithley.

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

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

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

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

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Food Cart Operators Arrested Last Week for Buying Stolen Meat, Other Products (Photo) - 02/02/15
The Portland Police Bureau White Collar Crimes Unit, in partnership with Safeway, Inc., has arrested two food cart operators as part of a theft investigation.

48-year-old Renuka Devi Prasad was arrested on January 28, 2015, and charged with Attempted Theft by Receiving. Prasad runs Ren's Bubble Tea.

56-year-old Wing Fai Lee was arrested on January 29, 2015, and charged with Attempted Theft by Receiving. Lee runs Chop Chop.

Both food carts are located at Southwest 10th Avenue and Washington Street.

This investigation started in the Fall of 2014 after Safeway, Inc. conducted an investigation into incidents where shoplifters were selling stolen goods to food cart operators. These stolen goods included meat, soda, utensils, and oven cleaner.

Investigators learned that the operators of both Ren's Bubble Tea and Chop Chop purchased several stolen items.

During the investigation, other food carts indicated willingness to purchase stolen items from undercover investigators from while others would refuse to discuss purchasing stolen items.

Anyone with information about this case should contact Detective Brent Christensen at (503) 823-0450, brent.christensen@portlandoregon.gov.

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Burglars Use Vehicle to Smash into Woodstock Laundry - Steal Change Machine - 02/02/15
On Monday February 2, 2015, at 2:50 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Woodstock Laundry, located at 4740 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, on the report that a truck backed into the building and stole the change machine.

Several officers arrived in the area and searched for the suspect vehicle but did not locate anything matching the description.

A witness told police that the vehicle backed into the laundromat and two men put a chain around the change machine and drug it out then put it in the back of the vehicle.

The vehicle was described as a silver or gray smaller SUV. The suspects were described as two white males wearing gray or dark clothing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Police Non-Emergency Line at (5030 823-3333; or, Burglary detectives by email, burglary@portlandoregon.gov.

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Two Injured in Gang Shooting Outside Hazelwood Neighborhood Bar - No Arrests (Photo) - 02/02/15
On Monday February 2, 2015, at 2:11 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Boss Hawg's Bar & Grill, located at 617 Northeast 102nd Avenue, on the report of a shooting.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted witnesses who reported hearing multiple gunshots fired and vehicles leaving the area after the shooting.

Officers located evidence of gunfire and property damage, but no injured victims.

At 2:45 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Providence Hospital, located at 4805 Northeast Glisan Street, on the report that two men were in the emergency room being treated for gunshot wounds.

The victims, a 35-year-old male and a 29-year-old male, were suffering from non-life-threatening injuries.

Based on information gathered at both locations, the shooting appears to be gang-related. There is not any suspect information at this time.

The Gang Enforcement Team has responded and is conducting an investigation into the shooting.

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

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

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

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

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

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