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Ivan Gofman
Ivan Gofman
Requesting Community Help to Find Missing Endangered Man (Photo) - 01/19/22

The Portland Police Bureau is requesting community help looking for a missing endangered man who left the hospital Tuesday evening and has not yet been located.

Ivan F. Gofman, 60, was last seen leaving Emanuel Hospital at 2801 North Gantenbein Avenue on January 18, 2022 at about 11:00p.m. He has mental health diagnoses and is not his own guardian. Caretakers report he is not able to find food or shelter on his own. Efforts to locate him have so far been unsuccessful.

Gofman is a white male, 60 years old, 5'10" in height and 140 lbs with long white hair. He is pictured with a beard but does not currently have facial hair. He was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt and blue jeans and was carrying a blue duffel bag. He speaks English and Russian.

A photo of Gofman is attached.

If anyone sees him, please call 911. If anyone has other information about this case, e-mail the Missing Persons Unit at missing@portlandoregon.gov. The case number is 22-17385.


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Attached Media Files: Ivan Gofman
Adela Chapman
Adela Chapman
Missing 85 Year-Old Found by Alert Community Member (Photo) - 01/18/22

Adela was located this morning at about 8:00a.m. in the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood by an alert community member who noticed her and recognized her from a news report. She was evaluated by paramedics and is unhurt. Adela is home with her family now. The Portland Police Bureau is grateful to the press for sharing her information, and the community for its help in finding her safe.

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The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 85 year-old.

Adela Chapman left her home in the 16700 block of SE Rhine Street this morning, January 17, 2022, sometime after 7:00 a.m. and has not returned to her home. Adela is not diagnosed with any illnesses, however, she is believed have some difficulties with her memory or becoming confused.

Adela Chapman is an Asian female, weighing approximately 100lbs and is 4’11” tall. Adela was last seen wearing a bright green puffy coat. Adela does not have identification or a cellular phone.

Adela has wondered away in the past and has been located near Southeast 160th Avenue and Southeast Division Street, also in the area of Southeast 177th Avenue and East Burnside, and around Northeast 181st Avenue and I-84. Adela is also familiar with TriMet.

Anyone with information on the location of Adela Chapman is asked to please contact 911 immediately. Any other tips can be emailed to investigators at missing@portlandoregon.gov. The case number is 22-15507.

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Attached Media Files: Adela Chapman
Person Deceased After Shooting in the Eliot Neighborhood - 01/17/22

On January 17, 2022, at 11:00 p.m., officers from the North Precinct responded to a shooting call at the intersection of Northeast Ivy Street and Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. When officers arrived they located a male victim who was deceased.

Portland Police Homicide detectives have responded to the scene to investigate. During the investigation Northeast Ivy Street is closed from Northeast MLK Jr. Blvd to Northeast Rodney Avenue. Additionally, Northeast MLK Jr. Blvd will be closed from Northeast Fremont Street to Northeast Fargo Street.

The identity of the victim, as well as cause and manner of death will be determined by the Oregon State Medical Examiner. Additional information will be released at the direction of investigators.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact Detective Jeff Sharp at Jeff.Sharp@portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-9773 or Detective Tony Harris at Tony.Harris@portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-0400.

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UPDATE #2: Identity of Deceased Pedestrian Released, Public Assistance Requested - 01/15/22

The pedestrian who was killed in this crash is Kyle M. Beck, 35. His family has been notified of his death.

Portland Police Traffic Investigations Unit is asking the public for information about the driver and the vehicle that was involved and left the scene. If anyone has information about the incident, please contact crimetips@portlandoregon.gov, attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 22-10861, or call (503)823-2103.

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The pedestrian involved in last night's crash, an adult male, died at the hospital this morning. His name will be released after family notifications.

This is the 4th fatal crash of 2022, followed by the 5th this morning at 5:53a.m. at Northeast Glisan Street and Northeast 97th Avenue. Of the five, three of the crashes involved pedestrians and two of those were hit and runs.

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A pedestrian suffered life threatening injuries in what is believed to be a hit and run crash in North Portland.

On Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 7:13p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a person down on North Denver Avenue just south of the I-5 overpass. When officers arrived, they found a person with life-threatening injuries. The person was transported to the hospital by ambulance. Initial information suggests the person was hit by a vehicle and then the driver left the scene. No suspect or suspect vehicle information is being released.

The Portland Police Major Crash Team responded to the scene and is investigating. More information will be released when appropriate to the investigation.

If anyone has information about the incident, please contact crimetips@portlandoregon.gov, attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 22-10861, or call (503)823-2103.

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James Kelly & Lulu
James Kelly & Lulu
UPDATE: 1 Found, 1 To Go (Photo) - 01/13/22

We have good news, but not great news. James Kelly has been found in the area of Northeast 28th and Glisan, and reunited with his family. However, his chihuahua Lulu is still missing. Our work is not done yet. Let's make this great news by bringing Lulu home. Anyone who finds Lulu (wearing a pink sweater) is asked to call animal control.

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The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the help of the community in locating a missing person and his dog.

James Kelly left his home on the morning of January 12, 2022, to take Lulu, his Chihuahua, for a walk. Mr. Kelly’s phone was tracked to the area of Northeast 30th and Couch at around 4:30pm., before it died. Mr. Kelly is not familiar with this area and will most likely not be able to find his way home.

James Kelly is battling several health conditions, including a history of strokes, and has recently been exhibiting memory issues and confusion. James Kelley, 59, is described as a Caucasian male who is 5’7” tall and weighs 160 lbs. He was last seen wearing the same Navy shirt and gray pants and hat depicted in the photograph. He may also be wearing a black leather jacket. Lulu is wearing her pink sweater.

James Kelly is considered medically endangered. Anyone with immediate sightings should call 911. All other tips can be sent to missing@portlandoregon.gov.

Photograph: James Kelly & Lulu

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Attached Media Files: James Kelly & Lulu
Karen Friedstrom
Karen Friedstrom
UPDATE: Two Deceased Individuals Identified (Photo) - 01/13/22

The two people found deceased in the 2100 Block of Southeast 103rd Drive have been identified as Karen Friedstrom, 74, and her son Justin Friedstrom, 47. Homicide Detectives at the scene determined Justin shot his mother, then shot himself. The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office determined the manner of death for both to be by gunshot wound. Karen Friedstrom’s death was ruled a homicide, and Justin Friedstrom’s death was ruled a suicide.

The family provided the attached photo for public release. The family does not want contact with media at this time.

Photograph: Karen Friedstrom

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On January 11, 2022, at 2:40pm, an officer self-dispatched to conduct a welfare check on a female resident living in the 2100 Block of Southeast 103rd Drive. Officers arrived and heard what they believed to be a gunshot from the other side of the property. Officers entered the home and found a deceased female. An emergency alert was sent to area residents asking them to shelter in place. Supervisors at the scene consulted with and paged both the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT).

Very shortly after the specialty teams arrived, they discovered indications that the shot they heard was of a subject shooting himself. SERT made their way to the area of the property from which the gunshot originated, and found a man deceased from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. After finding the bodies and ensuring there was nobody else on the property, the scene was converted from a tactical operation to an investigation. The alert to shelter in place has been lifted.

The identities of these individuals, as well as their cause and manner of death, will be determined by the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office. Additional information will be released at the direction of investigators.

The Portland Police Bureau Homicide Unit is at the scene and has assumed control of the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Joe Corona at (503)823-0508 joseph.corona@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Jennifer Hertzler at (503)823-1040 jennifer.hertzler@portlandoregon.gov.

Attached Media Files: Karen Friedstrom
UPDATE #2: Identity of Man Killed in Crash on Southeast 82nd Avenue Released - 01/13/22

The man killed in the Sunday crash is identified as Mark W. Barnette, 60, of Portland. His family has been notified.

Criminal charges are possible but no one has been booked or cited at this point in the investigation. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact crimetips@portlandoregon.gov, attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 22-7187, or call (503)823-2103.

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Update: The occupant has died. PPB will identify the person after next of kin has been notified. This is the third fatal crash in 2022.

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An occupant of a vehicle is in the hospital with life threatening injuries after a Sunday morning crash.

On Sunday, January 9, 2022 at 2:52a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of a crash on Southeast 82nd Avenue just south of Southeast Foster Road. They arrived and found two damaged vehicles at Southeast Ellis Street. At least one occupant was pinned in a vehicle. Portland Fire & Rescue and AMR responded. The pinned occupant was extricated from the vehicle. Three patients were transported to the hospital for their injuries. They were conscious and talking at the scene and their injuries were believed to be non-life threatening.

Officers conducted a crash investigation and Southeast 82nd Avenue was closed for about 40 minutes, reopening at 3:41a.m. While following up on the crash at the hospital several hours later, officers were advised one of the occupants condition had deteriorated and the patient's injuries were life threatening. The Portland Police Major Crash Team was consulted and the investigation is ongoing. More information will be released when appropriate.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact crimetips@portlandoregon.gov, attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 22-7187, or call (503)823-2103.


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Pedestrian Killed on Glisan Street on-ramp to I-205 - 01/13/22

A pedestrian has been struck and killed on the on-ramp to I-205 at Northeast Glisan Street.

On January 13, 2022, at 5:54am, East Precinct Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Northeast Glisan Street at the on-ramp to I-205 Northbound on the reports that a pedestrian was pinned under a vehicle. When officers arrived, they found the pedestrian was deceased. The driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

The Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team is responding to the scene and will assume control of the investigation. Northeast Glisan Street will be closed from Northeast 96th Avenue to Northeast 109th Avenue, including the Northbound on-ramp to I-205.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact crimetips@portlandoregon.gov, attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 22-11218, or call (503)823-2103.

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13_Firearms.png
PPB Officers Recover Multiple Guns over the Weekend (Photo) - 01/11/22

On Sunday, January 9, 2022, North Precinct officers responded to reports of a shot fired at an apartment complex in 13400 Block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard following a disturbance. Officers captured a video of the suspect and compiled witness descriptions.

Thirty minutes later while patrolling, a North Precinct sergeant located the suspect vehicle. After coordinating a high-risk stop, officers noted the front passenger was wearing what appeared to be the same clothing as the suspect in the video. When the front passenger was removed from the car, two spent casings were found in his pocket and a live round was located on the floorboard where he sat. A magazine with rounds that can defeat body armor was located in the vehicle and a firearm was found underneath a jacket on the back seat. An additional handgun was located in the vehicle as well.

Thirty-year-old William Charles Nickson Sr was arrested and charged with Reckless Endangering of Another Person and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

In addition to these recovered firearms on January 9, from January 7 to January 10, 2022, officers recovered 13 additional firearms, including a pistol that featured a device to make it fully automatic.

Photo: Firearm recovered in shooting

Photo: 13 firearms seized over the weekend

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Attached Media Files: 13_Firearms.png , January_9_Firearm.jpg
PPB Releases Name of Victim Killed in October Fatal Crash on SE Powell Blvd - 01/06/22

UPDATE: The deceased is identified as 31-year-old Tralee Ariel McClain.

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On Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 9:49p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a crash on Southeast Powell Boulevard and Southeast 29th Avenue. When they arrived they located an injured pedestrian, an adult male. He was transported to the hospital by ambulance, where he died.

The driver of the involved SUV remained at the scene. The Portland Police Major Crash Team (MCT) is on scene. During the investigation, Southeast Powell Boulevard is closed both directions between Southeast 28th Place and Southeast 30th Avenue.

If anyone has information about this incident, please reference case number 21-304326 and contact crimetips@portlandoregon.gov attention Traffic Investigations Unit or call 503 823-2103.

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Isaiah Hurst
Isaiah Hurst
CORRECTION: Piedmont Neighborhood Homicide Victim Identified (Photo) - 01/05/22

**This release is being updated to reflect Isaiah Dewyane Hurst's correct age of 39**

The man killed in this homicide is identified as Isaiah Dewyane Hurst, 39, of Portland. The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office determined his manner and cause of death to be homicide by gunshot wound. Hurst’s family has been notified, and they provided the attached picture for public release.

Photograph: Isaiah Hurst

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On January 2, 2022, at 9:00 a.m., officers from the North Precinct responded to a shooting call in the 100 block of North Morgan Street. When officers arrived they located a male victim who was deceased.

Portland Police Homicide detectives have responded to the scene to investigate. During the investigation North Morgan Street is closed from North Commercial Street to North Williams Street. Additionally, North Vancouver Avenue will be closed from North Lombard Street to North Dekum Street.

The identity of the victim, as well as cause and manner of death will be determined by the Oregon State Medical Examiner. Additional information will be released at the direction of investigators.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact Detective Steve Gandy at Stephen.Gandy@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Jeff Pontius Jeffery.Pontius@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0433.

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Attached Media Files: Isaiah Hurst
CORRECTION: Deceased Driver Identified, Wrong-Way Driver Charged - 01/05/22

**Although we were initially informed Mr. Rodriguez-Lopez was a Navy Veteran, we have since learned he served for 7 years in the United States Army, and is an Army Veteran.**

The driver who died as a result of this crash is identified as Salvador Manuel Rodriguez-Lopez, 34. Mr. Rodriguez-Lopez was a disabled Army Veteran who had just celebrated his birthday.

The driver of the vehicle driving the wrong way is identified as Amr Elzagh, 40. He is in custody and has been charged with:

● Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII);
● Reckless Driving;
● Assault in the Second Degree;
● Criminally Negligent Homicide;
● Manslaughter in the First Degree; and
● Manslaughter in the Second Degree.

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On January 2, 2022, at 11:21 p.m., officers from the Central Precinct responded to reports of a vehicle traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 near Interstate 405. As officers were responded, they were notified of a head-on crash on northbound I-5 involving two vehicles, just north of the South Macadam Avenue exit.

Officers arrived and found the driver of a vehicle headed northbound was deceased. The driver traveling in the wrong direction was transported to an area hospital. The extent of their injuries is not known at this time.

The Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team (MCT) was activated to investigate. Northbound I-5 is closed and traffic is being diverted at exit 299A, South Macadam Avenue, while the MCT investigates.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact crimetips@portlandoregon.gov, attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 22-1617, or call (503)823-2103.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be released when appropriate.

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Quayan Foster
Quayan Foster
Correction: New Year's Morning Shooting Victims Identified (Photo) - 01/03/22

The previous release identified Andre Foster and Quayan Foster as father and son. Andre Foster is the uncle to Quayan Foster. The Portland Police Bureau regrets this error.

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The victims of an early morning New Year’s Day shooting in the Argay Terrace Neighborhood are identified as Andre Lashun Foster, 43, and his son, Quayan Johnell Foster, 21, both of Portland. The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office determined their cause and manner of death to be homicide by gunshot wound. The Foster family has been notified and they provided the attached pictures for public release. The family requests privacy as they mourn.

If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Shaye Samora at Shaye.Samora@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0768 or Detective Erik Kammerer at Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0762.

Photographs: Andre Foster and Quayan Foster

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Two victims are deceased in a shooting in the Argay Terrace Neighborhood.

On Saturday, January 1, 2022 at 1:47a.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a shooting in the 4400 block of Northeast 131st Place. When they arrived, they located three male victims. Paramedics arrived and found one of the victims had died on scene. Another was transported to the hospital but did not survive. A third male victim was transported by ambulance. His injuries are believed to be non-life threatening. No suspects were immediately located and no arrests have been made at this time.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit is responding to investigate. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Shaye Samora at Shaye.Samora@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0768 or Detective Erik Kammerer at Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0762.

During the investigation, Northeast 131st Avenue is closed between Northeast Sandy Boulevard and Northeast Prescott Drive. The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be released when appropriate.

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Attached Media Files: Quayan Foster , Andre Foster
Gun and Rounds
Gun and Rounds
Arrest Made After Shots Fired Near Montessori School (Photo) - 01/03/22

On Monday, January 3, 2022, at 12:49pm, Central Precinct Officers were dispatched to the area of Northwest 15th Avenue and Northwest Thurman Street after someone called 911 to report hearing two shots they believe came from a distinctive vehicle, which left the scene at a high rate of speed. A Central Precinct Sergeant located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on it at Northwest 3rd Avenue and Northwest Davis Street. A handgun, and other evidence, was clearly visible inside the vehicle, and its occupant, Crystal Lee Bartlett, was taken into custody.

The Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) was conducting an investigation on a separate incident and was unavailable, so the Central Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) provided investigative support. They were able to locate video which corroborated the 911 caller’s information. Central NRT recovered the pictured .380 caliber pistol, 17 rounds of ammunition, and a spent shell casing from Bartlett’s vehicle.

No bullet strikes were located as a result of this shooting, and nobody was injured, however, since the shooting occurred in front of Childpeace Montessori School, this caused extra concern for responding officers. Central NRT members contacted the school and provided appropriate information for concerned parents and staff.

Crystal Bartlett was transported to a local hospital due to a pre-existing medical condition. She has been charged with:
o Felon in Possession of a Firearm
o Unauthorized Use of a Weapon (two counts)
o Reckless Endangering (two counts)
o Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm (City Code – two counts)
o Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm (City Code)

Photograph: Handgun and Rounds

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Attached Media Files: Gun and Rounds
Manual.jpg
Manual.jpg
PPB Seeks Public Input on Directives (Photo) - 01/03/22

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 its Directives and seeks public comment.

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


1st Universal Review: 1/3/2022 – 1/17/2022

• Directive 0010.00, Directives Review and Development Process
• Directive 0312.50, Identification
• Directive 0630.25, Cadet Program
• Directive 0630.26, Public Safety Support Specialist Program
• Directive 0630.50, Emergency Medical Aid
• Directive 0635.20, Community Member Observation of Police
• Directive 0660.32, Agent/Informant Processing
• Directive 0730.00, Bureau Response to Active Violence Incidents
• Directive 0810.10, Bureau Contact with Members of Immigrant Communities and Individuals with Diplomatic Immunity
• Directive 0850.20, Police Response to Mental Health Crisis
• Directive 0850.21, Peace Officer Custody (Civil)
• Directive 0850.22, Police Response to Mental Health Director Holds and Elopement
• Directive 0850.25, Police Response to Mental Health Facilities
• Directive 0850.30, Temporary Detention and Custody of Juveniles
• Directive 0870.20, Custody and Transportation of Suspects

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


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Attached Media Files: Manual.jpg
Deadly Hit and Run on Northeast Alderwood Road - 01/03/22

On January 3, 2022, at 5:33am., North Precinct Officers were dispatched to the area of Northeast Alderwood Road and Northeast Cornfoot Road on the report of a hit and run to a pedestrian. Officers and Medical arrived to find the pedestrian deceased. Officers identified and taped off the crime scene, and the Major Crash Team responded to assume control of the investigation.

Northeast Alderwood Road will be closed from Northeast Cornfoot Road to Northeast 82nd Avenue while the investigation continues.

The driver of the vehicle which hit the pedestrians did not stay at the scene, and their identity is unknown at this time. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact crimetips@portlandoregon.gov, attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 22-1793, or call (503)823-2103.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be released when appropriate.

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Evidence markers in snow
Evidence markers in snow
Nearly 100 Shots Fired in Parkrose Heights Neighborhood (Photo) - 12/29/21

A shooting involving nearly 100 shots fired in the Parkrose Heights Association neighborhood is under investigation.

On Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 9:42p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of shots fired in the 10800 block of Northeast Weidler Street. When officers arrived, they located evidence of gunfire, including almost 100 cartridge casings of multiple calibers (photos). They found multiple parked vehicles in a nearby restaurant parking lot had been damaged by bullets. At this time, there are no known physical injuries connected to this event.

Upon investigation, officers located video from a residential surveillance system that captured the shooting and appeared to involve a group of people.

The Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) is investigating this shooting and is asking anyone with information, including additional surveillance footage, to e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov attn: ECST and reference case number 21-361241.

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Photo descriptions:

Photo B: Overall crime scene showing police officer working and police car with emergency lights flashing
Photo C: Yellow evidence markers in the 80s in the snow
Photo D: Numerous evidence markers show the locations of cartridge casings on the street and sidewalk
Photo E: Another angle of the numerous evidence markers

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Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson
UPDATE: Portland Homicide Detectives Request the Public's Help (Photo) - 12/28/21

Portland Police Homicide Detectives are asking for the public’s help with their investigation into the homicide of Michael Johnson.

Detectives would like anyone who was in Farragut Park on Thursday, December 23, 2021, between the hours of 9:00am and 10:30am, to contact them. Detectives are also asking for contact from anyone who believes they captured video, through technology such as their Ring Doorbell, of the park or its immediate surroundings during that same time period.

Please contact Detective Ryan Foote at Ryan.Foote@portlandoregon.gov (503)823-0781 or Detective Travis Law at Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov (503)823-0395.

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Piedmont Neighborhood Homicide Victim Identified

The man killed in the Piedmont Neighborhood is identified as Michael Johnson, 53, of Portland. The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Officer determined his cause and manner of death to be homicide by gunshot wound. Johnson’s family has been notified, and they provided the attached picture for public release.

Photograph: Michael Johnson

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What began as a death investigation is now a homicide investigation in the Piedmont Neighborhood.

On December 23, 2021, at 10:18am, North Precinct Officers were dispatched to the area of North Vancouver Avenue and North Farragut Street after a 911 caller reported someone had been shot. Officers discovered an adult male inside of a tent who appeared to be deceased of a probable gunshot wound.

Officers checked the area but believe the suspect left in a vehicle after the shooting. There is no suspect(s) in custody at this time. As officers searched the area, others established and secured the crime scene.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit has responded to the scene to assume control of the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to please contact Detective Ryan Foote at Ryan.Foote@portlandoregon.gov (503)823-0781 or Detective Travis Law at Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov (503)823-0395.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be released when appropriate.

Attached Media Files: Michael Johnson
Segway and Firefighter Coat
Segway and Firefighter Coat
The Central Precinct Neighborhood Response Team is looking for the communities help in finding the owners of stolen property they have recovered. (Photo) - 12/28/21

Over the last month, Central Precinct’s Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) has been investigating a series of burglaries which occurred in Southeast Portland. Burglars broke into one specific house several times, stealing a vehicle and numerous collectible heirlooms. Their exhaustive investigation uncovered vital evidence which led the Neighborhood Response Team to apply for a warrant to search the residence located at 1324 Southeast 14th Avenue.

On December 21, 2021, with the assistance of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), Central Precinct NRT served the search warrant and several people were taken into custody. A search of the residence resulted in the recovery of property stolen from the home originally burglarized, as well as a firearm, an electric motorcycle, a Segway, suspected stolen industrial equipment, a stolen firefighter turnout coat, a key-cutter and several dozen stolen, forged and fraudulent checks and financial documents. In all, over 70 items of evidence were sized. Property seized by the Neighborhood Response Team suggests these individuals were involved in numerous criminal events within inner-Southeast Portland, at both commercial and residential locations.

Jay Lamb, 35, of Portland, was charged with Theft in the First Degree, Theft by Receiving, and Burglary in the Second Degree, and lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center. Additional charges are expected as this investigation continues.

Karen Brown, 27, was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on two existing felony warrants, with additional charges expected as this investigation continues.

Jeffrey Garder, 45, and Koy Hill, 52, both of Portland, were cited for outstanding warrants.

Central Precinct’s Neighborhood Response Team is asking for the public’s assistance with identifying the owners of a recovered Segway, and tan Fire Fighter turnout coat (not belonging to Portland Fire). Anyone with information is asked to email crimetips@portlandoregon.gov attention Central NRT.

Photograph: Segway and Firefight Coat

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Attached Media Files: Segway and Firefighter Coat
EDIT: Skateboarder Killed in Hit-&-Run in Kenton Neighborhood - 12/28/21

** Case number changed from 21-354996 to 21-358457 **

On Saturday, December 25, 2021, at 2:04pm, North Precinct Officers were dispatched to an injury accident near the intersection of North Interstate Avenue and North Mississippi Avenue. While officers were still driving to the scene, they received updates that an individual riding a skateboard had been struck by a vehicle. Another 911 caller reported that this was a hit-and-run crash. A community member started CPR on the skateboarder. AMR arrived on scene and confirmed that the skateboarder had died from their injuries.

Officers searched the area but did not immediately locate the suspect vehicle. Officers established a crime scene and Portland’s Major Crash Team was activated to resume control of the investigation.

North Interstate Avenue will be closed from North Albina Street to North Russell Street. MAX will be closed in both directions.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact crimetips@portlandoregon.gov, attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 21-358457, or call (503)823-2103.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be released when appropriate.

UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck and Killed Identified - 12/27/21

The deceased pedestrian is identified as Vivian Gayle Phillips, 70, of Portland. The other pedestrian struck in the crash remains hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. Mrs. Phillips' family has been notified. As of this time, the driver of the vehicle has not been charged.

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One pedestrian is deceased and another is in a local hospital with life-threatening injuries after they were struck by a vehicle on Northeast Fremont Street at Northeast 44th Avenue.

Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Northeast Fremont Street and Northeast 44th Avenue on December 21, 2021, at 5:59pm, and found one of the pedestrians had died of their injuries. The second pedestrian sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital by ambulance. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

The Major Crash Team is responding to assume control of the investigation. Northeast Fremont Street is currently closed from Northeast 42nd Avenue to Northeast 45th Avenue while the investigation is being conducted.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact crimetips@portlandoregon.gov, attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 21-354996, or call (503)823-2103.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be released when appropriate.

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Derrick Marshall
Derrick Marshall
UPDATE: Old Town Homicide Victim Identified (Photo) - 12/27/21

Old Town Homicide Victim Identified

The man killed in Old Town is identified as Derrick Kenreko Marshall, 41. The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Officer determined his cause and manner of death to be homicide by gunshot wound. Marshall’s family has been notified, and they provided the attached picture for public release.

Photograph: Derrick Kenreko Marshall

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On Friday, December 24, 2021, at 8:50pm, Central Precinct Officers were dispatched to a shooting at the intersection of Northwest 6th Avenue and Northwest Davis Street. When officers arrived, they found an adult male victim who appeared to have been shot. The victim was transported by ambulance to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

It was reported that the suspect(s) fled the scene immediately after the shooting. Officer searched the area and established the crime scene. Northwest 6th Street will be closed from Northwest Couch Street to Northwest Everett Street, and Northwest Davis Street will be closed from Northwest 5th Street to Northwest Broadway.

Portland Police Bureau’s Homicide Unit is responding to assume control of the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Rico Beniga at Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov (503)823-0457 or Detective Scott Broughton at Scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov (503)823-3774.

The PIO will not be responding to the scene. More information will be released as appropriate.

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Attached Media Files: Derrick Marshall
David Pond
David Pond
UPDATE: Man Gone From Care Facility Since Yesterday Afternoon (Photo) - 12/26/21

** Detective Coffey is no longer available to assist. Anyone with information should call the non-emergency number **

The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public’s help in locating a man who has failed to return to his care facility.

David Pond, 62, left his care facility, located at 7759 Southeast 72nd Avenue, at 1:00pm yesterday on a pass and was expected back in one hour. He has not returned. The care facility believes Mr. Pond may be in danger because he was unfamiliar with TriMet’s altered holiday schedule, and because of current weather conditions.

David Pond has not been diagnosed with memory issues. However, he is known pose in various standing positions for extended periods of time. Mr. Pond is 5’7” tall, but walks with an extreme hunch, so his visible height appears to be closer to 5’. He weighs approximately 150lbs and was last seen wearing a long navy-blue pea coat and blue jeans. David Pond has mostly balding white hair and a full beard.

If any community members locate David Pond, they are asked to facilitate his return to the care facility (7759 Southeast 72nd Avenue) or to contact Detective Kristina Coffey at (503)823-1081 kristina.coffey@portlandoregon.gov.

Photographs: David Pond

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Attached Media Files: David Pond , David Pond
Avid Brickman
Avid Brickman
UPDATE: Missing/Endangered 83-Year-Old Found (Photo) - 12/24/21

Avid Brickman has been found safe in Yreka, California. A big Thank You to all of our community members and the members of Northern California Law Enforcement agencies who helped in the search.

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Avid Brickman's truck was found abandoned off I-5 in California.

At 8:00am this morning, a clerk several gas stations past where the truck was found abandoned identified Brickman as getting out of a different vehicle, before he went inside the gas station. Brickman told the clerk he was lost, and the gas station attendant advised the driver of the vehicle Brickman exited to take him to the nearest city, Yreka.

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The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 83-year-old.

Gerald Allen Brickman, who goes by “Avid” Brickman, left his home on December 21, 2021, at 6:50pm, to shop at the Fred Meyers located at 7655 SW Barbur Boulevard, and has not returned to his house. Mr. Brickman left his cellphone at home. Avid is not diagnosed with dementia, however he has become “lost” several times in the past few months, making it as far as Hillsboro and East Portland. On these occasions he was able to use his cellphone to find his way back home.

Avid Brickman is described as a white male, weighing 140lbs, and is 5’6” tall. His hair is longer than what is depicted in the provided picture. Mr. Brickman is driving a Gray (primer gray) 1983 Toyota Pickup with wooden side-panels with Oregon license plate number 351FBD.

Anyone with information on the location of Avid Brickman or his truck is asked to contact Detective Kristina Coffey at (503)351-0760 or kristina.coffey@portlandoregon.gov. The case number for this is 21-355075.

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Attached Media Files: Avid Brickman
Suspect face and hair
Suspect face and hair
UPDATE #3: Pearl District Kidnapping Suspect Arrested (Photo) - 12/22/21

This afternoon, an alert community member called 911 after seeing a man she recognized as the suspect of the foiled kidnapping. After a brief search, officers found the suspect in the area of Northwest 10th Avenue and Northwest Davis Street. Erick Alexander, 30, was arrested and charged with Kidnapping in the Second Degree. Detectives have been able to connect Alexander to four other instances, which occurred the day before and the day after the kidnapping, in which members of the community were troubled enough by his behavior that they called 911.

Erick Alexander has been booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on the Kidnapping II charge, and an unrelated warrant.

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Detectives are continuing the investigation of the attempted kidnapping incident in the Pearl District, obtaining clearer images and more detailed description in an effort to help identify the suspect and alert the community. Additionally, another potential attempted kidnapping incident was reported in the Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood.

The attached images of the suspect were taken from a surveillance system in the Pearl District Neighborhood on Monday, December 13th, the day before the kidnapping attempt. Some of his clothing items are different, although his coat, pants, and shoes appear to be the same. In addition to the previous description released, the suspect appears to have a shaved head or possibly close-cropped haircut, a small ponytail, and sideburns and facial hair along his jawline. He was seen with a black bicycle (photo) with a black and white seat and cargo rack. If anyone has information about this suspect, any suspected crimes that may involve him, or any other surveillance footage, please contact Detective Michael Schmerber at Michael.Schmerber@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0991.

On Wednesday, December 15, 2021, East Precinct officers responded to a report of a possible kidnapping attempt at about 5:45p.m. at Southeast Powell Boulevard and Southeast 125th Avenue. The victim, a 10-year-old boy, was unhurt. His mother reported that she was walking with her kids when a suspect approached and grabbed the boy by the arm. The mother yelled at the suspect and he walked away. She provided a description to the officer and it was consistent with the description of the Pearl District suspect. However, there is not enough information to definitively say that it is the same suspect. The case remains under investigation.

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A second concerning incident has come to light that is believed to be the same suspect as the Pearl District attempted kidnapping case.

After PPB released information yesterday, we were contacted by a mother who said she also had a confrontation with a suspect that matches the description of the suspect. She reported that on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at about 2:30p.m., roughly 30-45 minutes before the previously released incident, she was pushing her baby in a stroller on Northwest Northrup Street between Northwest 9th Avenue and Northwest 10th Avenue. She said a suspect matching the same description approached her and followed her, even when she crossed the street to get away from him. She confronted him and he eventually walked away. She took the attached photographs of the suspect.

The report increases our concern that this suspect may have been in the neighborhood for a while targeting other victims. If anyone has access to surveillance camera recordings in the surrounding neighborhood, we ask that they review footage from about 2:00p.m to 3:20p.m. to see if better images of the suspect might have been captured. Anyone with video or any other information about this case, please contact Detective Michael Schmerber at Michael.Schmerber@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0991.

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The Portland Police Bureau is alerting the community of an attempted abduction of a 6-year-old boy in the Pearl District Neighborhood this afternoon and requesting help from the public identifying the suspect.

On Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 3:18p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of a kidnapping call in the area of The Fields Park, 1099 NW Overton Street. Officers learned that a suspect tried to grab a 6-year-old who was walking with his father. The father fought off the suspect and the suspect ran away. Officers searched the neighborhood for the suspect but was unable to locate him. The boy and his father were unhurt.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 20-30 years old, 5'1" to 5'3" in height, heavyset, dark hair, wearing a black hoodie and white wash jeans, a grey beanie hat with a ball on top, and black and white shoes.

Officers located surveillance video of the incident and screenshots are attached. They're also looking for any additional witnesses and/or surveillance video and photographs. If anyone has information about this suspect or this case specifically, please e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 21-348356. PPB is unaware of any other such incidents, but encourage anyone who had a similar experience to report it by calling 911 if it's an emergency, otherwise police non-emergency at 503-823-3333.

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Daquan Taeshawn James Turner
Daquan Taeshawn James Turner
Mt. Scott-Arleta Neighborhood Homicide Victim Identified (Photo) - 12/22/21

The man killed in the Mt. Scott-Arleta Neighborhood is identified as Daquan Taeshawn James Turner, 27, of Portland. The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Officer determined his cause and manner of death to be homicide by gunshot wound. Daquan’s family has been notified, and they provided the attached picture for public release.

Photograph: Daquan Taeshawn James Turner

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Homicide Detectives booked Borissean T. Washington, 26, of Portland, into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Manslaughter in the First Degree, Assault in the Second Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

The victim will be identified when an autopsy is completed by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's office and the victim's family is notified.

No additional information is being released at this time. The incident remains under investigation, and investigators still hope to talk to witnesses. If anyone has any information about this case, please contact Detective Brian Sims at Brian.Sims@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-2079 or Detective Tony Merrill Anthony.Merrill@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-4033.

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A man is deceased after a shooting in the Mt. Scott-Arleta Neighborhood.

On Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 2:08a.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of someone shot at outside a bar in the 8000 block of Southeast Foster Road. When they arrived they located an adult male victim who was deceased.

Officers secured the scene and the Portland Police Bureau Homicide Unit responded to investigate. They believe some witnesses may have left the scene without speaking to police. If anyone has any information about this case, please contact Detective Brian Sims at Brian.Sims@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-2079 or Detective Tony Merrill Anthony.Merrill@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-4033.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be released when appropriate.

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Attached Media Files: Daquan Taeshawn James Turner