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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #15-26 Hit and Run (Photo) - 07/06/15
The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve a hit and run to a pedestrian.

On Saturday July 4, 2015, at 9:58 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at Southeast 60th Avenue and Holgate Boulevard.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, 60-year-old Marlene Popps, suffering from traumatic injuries. She was transported to a Portland hospital where she remains being treated for traumatic injuries.

A witness provided police with personal video that captured the crash in the distance.

The video is available for viewing at https://youtu.be/QXSAfkuh1O4

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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

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

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

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UPDATE #2: Suspect Attacks Officers with Knife - One Officer Injured, Suspect Shot (Photo) - 07/06/15
The suspect actually is 55-years-old as initially listed.

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The suspect, 55-year-old David James Ellis, was released from the hospital today and has been booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempted Aggravated Murder. He will be arraigned on Tuesday.

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Detectives are continuing to investigate the Sunday morning attack on North Precinct officers that resulted in one officer being stabbed and the suspect being shot by police.

Officer Jose Jimenez, a three-year-veteran of the Portland Police Bureau, and Officer Scott Konczal, a four-year-veteran of the Portland Police Bureau, were working a partner car along Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

Detectives have learned that the officers attempted contact with the suspect, 55-year-old David James Ellis, after it appeared to the officers that Ellis was trying to burglarize a police contact office, located at 11036 Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

Officer Jimenez exited the patrol car and walked behind Ellis, who was walking away westbound on Sandy Boulevard. Officer Jimenez tried to verbally engage Ellis multiple times but Ellis did not respond. Officer Konczal drove alongside Ellis and positioned the patrol car on 110th Avenue to prevent Ellis from walking away further.

At the corner of 110th and Sandy, Ellis turned towards Officer Jimenez, reached into his back pocket and retrieved a folding knife.

Officer Jimenez backed away from Ellis, trying to create distance, and fell backwards injuring his right hand and wrist.

Ellis jumped on top of Officer Jimenez, who used his left hand to cover his heart as Ellis stabbed him, injuring Officer Jimenez's left hand

Officer Konczal fired a shot, striking Ellis, who then fell onto the ground and Officers Jimenez and Konczal moved away to their patrol car and held Ellis at gunpoint until cover officers arrived and were able to take him into custody and begin providing medical aid.

Officer Jimenez was transported to a Portland hospital by ambulance where he was treated and released, pending further medical treatment.

Ellis was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to a single gunshot wound to his upper right arm. Ellis remains under police guard and will be booked into the Multnomah County Jail upon his release from the hospital. Ellis will face numerous charges, including Attempted Aggravated Murder.

Detectives are releasing a June 2015 driver's license photo of David James Ellis as well as a picture of the knife taken as evidence from the scene.

Detectives are asking that anyone with information about this incident contact Detective Erik Kammerer at (503) 823-0762, erik.kammerer@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Mark Slater at (503) 823-9319, mark.slater@portlandoregon.gov

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Sunday July 5, 2015, at 1:41 a.m, North Precinct officers contacted at man on Northeast Sandy Boulevard at 110th Avenue. Almost immediately, the officers were calling for cover after one of the officers was stabbed and the suspect was shot.

Multiple officers and medical personnel arrived at the scene. The suspect was provided medical aid by the officers prior to medical personnel arriving at the scene.

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

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

Detectives and Criminalists are at the scene in the early stages of an investigation into the incident.

Northeast Sandy Boulevard will be closed to all traffic for a few hours as investigators process the scene.

Names of the suspect and the involved officers will be released at a later time.

Chief Lawrence P. O'Dea III, Mayor Charlie Hales, and representatives from the Training Division, Internal Affairs Division, East County Major Crimes Team, Office of Independent Police Review (IPR), Traumatic Incident Committee (TIC), and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office all responded to the scene, as is standard protocol in any officer-involved shooting investigation.

The Portland Police Bureau respects the value and sanctity of human life and recognizes the inherent dignity of every person. The Police Bureau understands that investing officers with the authority to use force to protect the public welfare creates a solemn obligation to guide members as they balance the important social and individual interests involved.

The Portland Police Bureau recognizes that duty may require officers to use force. The Bureau also recognizes that the use of deadly physical force will emotionally, physically, and psychologically impact the officers involved, the subject of the deadly physical force, and the family and friends of both and can impact the community as well.

At the completion of the investigation, the case file will be given to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for presentation to a Grand Jury. The involved Bureau member(s) will remain on paid Administrative Leave, which is standard, until the completion of the Grand Jury.

Following the Grand Jury and/or the adjudication of the case, the Bureau will release additional information as is standard practice. Additionally, as part of the use of force review process, the Bureau will conduct an internal review of the entire incident and the case will go before the Bureau's Review Board.

No additional information will be released at this time.

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-18 - Homicide of 16-Year-Old Male Remains Unsolved (Photo) - 07/06/15
The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in solving the homicide of a 16-year-old boy that occurred in the Cully Neighborhood of Northeast Portland.

On Monday May 12, 2014, at 3:04 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Northeast 59th Avenue and Simpson Street on the report that neighbors found a deceased male, who appeared to have a gunshot wound, seated inside a parked vehicle.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and checked inside the vehicle, where they located a deceased male, later identified as 16-year-old Lazaro Lizandro Fuentes-Burgos, who resides in Southeast Portland's Lents Neighborhood.

The investigation indicates that the victim suffered fatal gunshot wounds while he was sitting in the driver's seat of a red 1994 Nissan Sentra. Neighbors reported hearing possible gunshots at approximately 1:40 a.m. but did not call 9-1-1 so police were not notified of the shooting until more than an hour later.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner performed an autopsy and determined that Lazaro died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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

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

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


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Stabbing Investigation Underway in Old Town - One Person Injured - 07/05/15
On Sunday July 5, 2015, 7:28 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing at Northwest Naito Parkway and Ankeny Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the male adult victim suffering from multiple stab wounds. He has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

Witnesses described the suspect as a white male in his 40s, 6'2" tall, muscular build, bald head, wearing a white tank top and/or a red t-shirt.

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

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

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Shooting Investigation Leads to Arrest of 40-Year-Old Man (Photo) - 07/05/15
On Saturday July 4, 2015, at 11:53 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the parking lot of the Safeway store, located at 3527 Southeast 122nd Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and located two people who told police they were the victims of the shooting. The adult male victim suffered a grazing gunshot wound to an arm, the adult female victim was not injured.

Officers learned that the suspect, later identified as 40-year-old Vinh On, was the ex-boyfriend of the female victim and he got into a dispute with the male victim, her new boyfriend.

The suspect fired several shots at the male victim the fled the area. Officers located the suspect a short time later and took him into custody without incident. A handgun has been recovered as part of this investigation.

On was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Attempted Assault in the First Degree and will be arraigned on Monday.

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UPDATE: Major Crash Team Investigating a Hit and Run Crash at SE 60th and Holgate - Pedestrian Injured - 07/05/15
Traffic Division investigators were able to determine that the vehicle involved in this hit and run crash is a small to mid-sized passenger vehicle. It was last seen traveling westbound on Holgate Boulevard.

The victim, a 60-year-old woman, remains in a Portland hospital for treatment to life-threatening injuries. Her name will be released on Monday.

Anyone with information about this hit and run crash is asked to contact Officer Erik Koppang at 503-823-2216, erik.koppang@portlandoregon.gov.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Saturday July 4, 2015, at 9:58 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at Southeast 60th Avenue and Holgate Boulevard.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the female adult victim suffering from traumatic injuries. She has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to potentially life-threatening injuries.

A witness told police that a vehicle, possibly a motorcycle, struck the woman then fled westbound on Holgate Boulevard.

At this point in the investigation there is not good description of the suspect vehicle.

Traffic along Holgate Boulevard is closed from approximately 58th to 61st Avenue.

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

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Central Precinct Officers Investigating Reported Stabbing on Eastbank Esplanade - 07/04/15
On Saturday July 4, 2015, at 4:37 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing on the Eastbank Esplanade, between the Hawthorne and Morrison Bridges.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the male adult victim suffering from a serious but not life-threatening knife wound.

The suspect was last seen running northbound along the Willamette River and is described as an African American male wearing a black t-shirt and green shorts.

Officers are checking the area for the suspect.

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

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Public's Help Sought to Find Wheelchair-Accessible Van Stolen from Downtown Portland (Photo) - 07/04/15
The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help to locate a wheelchair-accessible van stolen in Downtown Portland on Friday night and to identify one of the two suspects.

The van is a white 1992 Chevrolet Astro Van, with a patch of primer gray on the passenger slider door, and missing paint and rust on the hood. The van is wheelchair-accessible. The van's license plates are Oregon S-Q-E-8-7-3.

The van was parked at Northwest 1st Avenue and Couch Street and police officers obtained area surveillance images of the two suspects and the van.

One suspect, 29-year-old Nathaniel Rivers Ford, was arrested later in the evening by Central Precinct officers. He was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle and Attempted Possession of Heroin.

The second suspect is described as an African American male, stocky build, with a bald head.

The victim is in a wheelchair and this van is his only means of transportation.

Anyone seeing the van is asked to call 9-1-1. Anyone with information on the suspects or other non-emergency information is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333. Please reference case #15-223158.

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33-Year-Old Man Arrested Friday in Connection with June 2015 Shooting in North Portland (Photo) - 07/04/15
On Friday evening July 3, 2015, Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers stopped a vehicle at Northeast 27th Avenue and Emerson Street associated with a shooting that occurred in June 2015.

The driver, 33-year-old Joshua Kerr Gann, was arrested and interviewed by GET detectives investigating the shooting.

Gann was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Carrying a Loaded Firearm within City Limits. He will be arraigned on Monday.

This investigation started on June 10, 2015, at 10:54 p.m., when North Precinct officers responded to the area of North Ainsworth Street and Commercial Avenue on the report of gunshots and a vehicle speeding out of the area.

GET officers and detectives developed witness information in the case, leading to Gann's arrest.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Todd Teats at 503-823-2137, todd.teats@portlandoregon.gov; or Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-2087, brad.clifton@portlandoregon.gov.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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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Traffic Stop Lead to Arrest of Convicted Felon with a Gun (Photo) - 07/03/15
On Thursday July 2, 2015, at 11:49 p.m., Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers conducted a traffic stop at Southeast 125th Avenue and Division Street.

The driver, 44-year-old Ronnie Dee Thompson, allowed officers to search the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, officers located a small quantity of methamphetamine, methamphetamine smoking pipes, and a handgun.

Thompson, a convicted felon, was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Possession of Methamphetamine.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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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Convenience Store in North Portland's Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Robbed at Gunpoint - 07/03/15
On Friday July 3, 2015, at 5:50 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Plaid Pantry, located at 2730 North Lombard Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that the suspect entered the business, pointed a handgun at the clerk, and obtained an undisclosed amount of money before leaving the store without incident.

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

The suspect is described as an African American male, 5'7" tall, thin build, wearing dark-colored shorts, a light-colored t-shirt, and a knit cap.

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

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Police Seek Public's Help to Find Wanted Locker Room Prowler (Photo) - 07/03/15
The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help to locate 51-year-old Daniel Leroy Turner, wanted for a variety of crimes.

Turner has been indicted by a Multnomah County Grand Jury on charges of Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle (two counts), Possession of a Stolen Vehicle (two counts), Aggravated Identity Theft (two counts), Identity Theft (four counts), Theft in the Second Degree (two counts), and Interfering with a Peace Officer.

Turner is a suspect in numerous thefts from Portland area health clubs. Detectives have learned that Turner will sneak in or purchase a guest pass, then will go into the locker rooms and break into lockers, stealing cash and credit cards. Turner has, on occasion, exercised at the facility before stealing from the locker room.

Currently Turner is suspected of thefts at six Portland area athletic facilities:

Lloyd Athletic Club - 815 Northeast Halsey Street
Mt. Scott Community Center - 5530 Southeast 72nd Avenue
Nautilus Health Club - 10466 Southeast Main Street, Milwaukie
East Portland Community Center - 740 Southeast 106th Avenue
Eastside Athletic Club - 9100 Southeast Sunnyside Road
Newberg Community Pool - Newberg

Turner is a white male, 5'10" to 6' tall, 210 to 240 pounds, brown eyes, shaved or bald head, and numerous tattoos.

Turner is associated to the Portland metro area, including Vancouver, Washington.

Anyone seeing Turner is asked to immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information about Turner should contact Detective Pete McConnell at North Precinct, 503-823-5700, peter.mcconnell@portlandoregon.gov.

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UPDATE: Woman Arrested After Carjacking One Vehicle, Crashing, Attempting to Carjack Another Vehicle - 07/02/15
Robbery detectives issued criminal citations for Robbery in the Third Degree and Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle to the suspect, 38-year-old Brooke Defrees. Citations were issued by detectives due to Defrees being admitted to the hospital for treatment for an undetermined amount of time.

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On Thursday July 2, 2015, at approximately 12:30 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of staff at Hooper Detox, located at 51 Northeast Grand Avenue, struggling with a woman outside the building. East Precinct officers in the area also responded to the scene.

The woman was told by Detox staff to leave the parking lot and she walked away.

As officers were leaving, they saw a disturbance in the street and a car speed away, learning that the woman carjacked a driver and stole the car.

As officers were getting information and trying to catch up to the suspect, she crashed in the Starbucks drive-up window driveway at Northeast Grand Avenue and Hoyt Street.

Officers arrived at the crash scene and took the 38-year-old woman into custody. She has been transported to a Portland hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers spoke with the first victim at Northeast Grand Avenue and Couch Street, who told police that the suspect pulled her out of her 1999 Toyota Solano and drove away northbound on Grand Avenue.

Officers learned that the suspect pulled into the Starbucks drive-up driveway the wrong direction, crashed, and attempted to carjack another car before she was arrested.

The suspect was not armed and neither victim suffered any injuries.

Robbery detectives are responding to investigate the incident.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

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Traffic Stop Leads to Discovery of Handgun - Three Arrested (Photo) - 07/02/15
On Wednesday July 1, 2015, at 10:38 p.m., Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers stopped a vehicle at Southeast 129th Avenue and Division Street and contacted the occupants.

Two of the occupants were arrested on probation violations. During a search of the vehicle, officers located a handgun.

Based on the discovery of the handgun, a third person was arrested. A fourth subject in the vehicle was not arrested and was released at the scene.

21-year-old Javonni Matthew was charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Restricted Weapon, Forgery in the First Degree, and Possession of Oxycodone. Matthew was also lodged on a probation violation.

21-year-old Kyle Evan Polk was charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Loaded Firearm. Polk was also lodged on a probation violation.

32-year-old David Green Jr. was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm and Possession of Oxycodone.

The three people arrested were booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned today.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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 Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 07/01/15
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 of its Directives. At the beginning of the 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, which are being reviewed through the Bureau's public process for the first time:

* 260.10, Special Revenue Accounts
* 741.00, Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Agents/Weapons
* 755.00, Aircraft Crash Procedures
* 761.00, Hazardous Material Incidents
* 762.00, Mobilization
* 785.00, Earthquake Procedures
* 790.00, Evacuation Procedures

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 and access the Directives Project review schedule.

These Directives will remain posted and comments collected from Wednesday, July 1, 2015, through Thursday, July 30, 2015.

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Suspect Pleads Guilty in 2014 Homicide of William "Cougar" Burleigh (Photo) - 07/01/15
On Monday June 29, 2015, 42-year-old Robert Lewis Browne pled guilty to Manslaughter in the Second Degree and was sentenced to 75 months in prison in connection with the October 2014 homicide of William "Cougar" Burleigh.

Browne was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force on February 3, 2014 in Southeast Portland and booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

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 with Browne in which Browne punched Burleigh and knocked him 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.

Detective Anthony Merrill was the lead Homicide investigator on this case and Deputy District Attorney Amity Girt prosecuted this case for the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office.

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23-Year-Old Man Indicted for 2014 Gang-Related Homicide in North Portland (Photo) - 07/01/15
In June 2015, 23-year-old Marcel Lee Daniel Jr. was indicted by a Multnomah County Grand Jury on charges of Murder, Attempted Murder (two counts) and Attempted Aggravated Murder (two counts).

Daniel's indictment was the result of the investigation into the death of 24-year-old Andrew Leon Coggins Jr., who was killed in a drive-by shooting on June 30, 2014 at North Fessenden Street and Fiske Avenue.

Daniel has been in custody since May 22, 2015, after his arrest for a different shooting that occurred in the University Park neighborhood, injuring a 20-year-old man.

Daniel was arraigned on these new charges on Monday June 29, 2015.

20-year-old Justin Neilson Nath had previously been indicted for Conspiracy to Commit Murder in connection with Coggins' homicide.

Detectives are still seeking witnesses and information about Coggins' homicide.

Anyone with information about this case should contact Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457, rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Chris Traynor at 503-823-0449, christopher.traynor@portlandoregon.gov.

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Traffic Division Conducting Extra DUII Patrols Throughout the Month of July (Photo) - 07/01/15
Beginning July 1, 2015, the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division will be adding extra patrols to the streets of Portland, particularly for the 4th of July Weekend. This high visibility enforcement will be looking for people driving under the influence of intoxicants.

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

According to data from NHTSA, during July 4th holiday period from 2009 to 2013, 750 people lost their lives in crashes involving drivers with a BAC of .08 or more. These fatalities account for 39% percent of all motor vehicle traffic fatalities over this same five-year period.

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

* Use a designated driver.
* Call a taxi or ride-sharing company.
* If you drink alcohol or consume marijuana, do so responsibly.
* Remember, "buzzed" driving is drunk driving.

Community members can support zero tolerance for impaired driving by immediately reporting impaired drivers to 9-1-1.

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CORRECTION: Man Arrested for Secretly Filming People in Bathroom at Northeast Portland Optometry Office (Photo) - 07/01/15
The correct date of this incident was Tuesday June 30, 2015, not July 1 as initially stated. The Bureau regrets the error.

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On Tuesday June 30, 2015, North Precinct officers responded to Eyes on Broadway, located at 2300 Northeast Broadway, after receiving a report that an employee had concealed his phone in the bathroom and recorded videos.

When police arrived, the suspect (identified as 31-year-old Joshua K. Muller) left the business but later returned and was taken into custody.

Sex Crimes Unit detectives responded and later served a search warrant at Muller's apartment.
Detectives were able to identify five victims thus far in the investigation, all employees at the optometrist's office.

Employees and management of the business have fully cooperated with detectives.

Muller was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on five counts of Invasion of Personal Privacy, currently a Class A Misdemeanor.

Detectives believe their may be additional victims discovered as their investigation continues.

Anyone with information about Muller is asked to contact Detective Cory Stenzel at 503-823-0453, cory.stenzel@portlandoregon.gov.

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UPDATE: Major Crash Team Investigating Crash at Northeast 60th Avenue and Portland Highway (Lombard) (Photo) - 06/30/15
Traffic Division officers are continuing to investigate the circumstances of Monday afternoon's crash on Portland Highway.

Investigators learned that 27-year-old Vadim Savitskiy was driving a 2005 Volvo tractor-trailer eastbound on Portland Highway and ran a red light at Northeast 60th Avenue, where he collided with a 2005 Dodge Ram pick-up driven by 68-year-old Patrick Duggan Poston. Poston was driving northbound on 60th Avenue at the time of the crash.

Poston was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

Savitskiy remained at the scene, was cooperative with investigators and did not display any signs of impairment.

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

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On Monday June 29, 2015, at 4:37 p.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to Northeast 60th Avenue and Portland Highway (Lombard) on the report of a traffic crash involving a tractor-trailer and a pick-up truck.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and began to assess the scene and treat injuries. One of the drivers has been transported to a Portland hospital with traumatic injuries.

Due to the size of the crash scene and the severity of injuries, the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation.

The intersection of Northeast 60th Avenue and Portland Highway is closed in all directions and will likely remain so for several hours.

Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) personnel are at the scene assisting with traffic control.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

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UPDATE: East Precinct Investigating Reported Stabbing in Southeast Portland's Mill Park Neighborhood - One Person Deceased (Photo) - 06/30/15
Early Tuesday morning, Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives booked 58-year-old Michael Lawson into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. He will be arraigned on Wednesday July 1.

Michael Lawson was involved in a dispute with his son, 22-year-old Nicholas Lawson, leading to the stabbing.

A witness and one of the first arriving police officers began CPR on Nicholas Lawson until medical personnel arrived but life-saving efforts were not successful and Nicholas Lawson died at the scene.

Michael Lawson was transported to a Portland hospital for health and heat-related treatment prior to being interviewed by detectives and being booked into jail.

Both men lived at the Seven Gables Apartments.

Anyone with additional information on this case should contact Detective Todd Gradwahl at 503-823-0400, todd.gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033, anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Monday June 29, 2015, at 3:23 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing at the Seven Gables Apartments, located at 1021 Southeast 122nd Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located one male deceased. Witnesses provided information on a second male involved in the disturbance and that person has been taken into custody.

Preliminary information indicates that there is no risk to the public at this time.

Homicide detectives, Forensic Evidence Division criminalists and the Medical Examiner are responding to the scene to begin a death investigation.

Media staging will be in the Midland Library parking lot.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is enroute to the scene, ETA 30 - 45 minutes.

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Suspect Arrested After Pointing a Loaded Handgun at Officer During Traffic Stop on Thursday (Photo) - 06/30/15
On Thursday June 25, 2016, at 6:52 p.m., Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers conducted a traffic stop on a 2003 Range Rover at Northeast Garfield Avenue and Alberta Street.

The driver pulled into a parking lot, parked in a disabled parking spot and started to exit the driver's door of the vehicle. Officers got out of their car and told the driver to get back into the vehicle.

The driver, 29-year-old Nathan Davis-Thomas, sat in the driver's seat with the door open as the officer approached and they began a brief conversation. The officer and Davis-Thomas knew each other and had previous contacts, and the officer knew that Davis-Thomas had an active parole violation warrant for his arrest on a prior gun charge. Davis-Thomas was also known to the officer as a gang associate.

As the officer was standing at the door, attempting to close it with Davis-Thomas inside the vehicle, Davis-Thomas pointed a handgun at the officer's abdomen.

The officer quickly reacted by deflecting the aim of the gun and attempting to grab it and push it against Davis-Thomas' body, due to their close proximity.

Davis-Thomas pulled the gun back into the vehicle and the officer moved back and away and was able to immediately draw his handgun as Davis-Thomas tossed the gun somewhere in the vehicle.

The officer ordered Davis-Thomas out of the vehicle with his hands up and Davis-Thomas got out of the vehicle and laid down on the ground, where he was taken into custody.

Two other people were in the vehicle and were detained by officers but later released.

Officers searching the vehicle located the loaded handgun used by Davis-Thomas.

Davis-Thomas was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempted Murder, Unlawful Use of a Weapon (two counts), Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Possession of a Loaded Firearm.

"This is an example of the dangers officers face as they work to stop gun violence in our city," said Chief Lawrence P. O'Dea III. "I'm thankful nobody was injured during this potentially explosive encounter."

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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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Update to Fatal Shooting Investigation on Northeast 122nd Avenue - 06/29/15
Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives are continuing to investigate a fatal shooting that occurred on Sunday night involving two Portland Police officers.

On Sunday June 28, 2015, at 11:35 p.m., Officer Dominic Lovato, an eight-year-veteran of the Bureau, and Officer Michael Currier, a seven-year-veteran of the Bureau, were working a partner car assigned to East Precinct night shift.

The officers contacted three individuals standing at the trunk of a car on the West side of WinCo Foods, located at 1950 Northeast 122nd Avenue.

One of these individuals was later identified as 29-year-old Alan Lee Bellew.

Officers were speaking with the group for several minutes and without provocation, Bellew retrieved a handgun from the vehicle and pointed it in the direction of the officers and the two individuals associated with the vehicle.

Both officers fired their handguns at Bellew and he fell into the passenger seat.

At 11:46 p.m., officers broadcast "shots fired" at their location and multiple cover units responded to the scene (information released earlier by the Bureau that the shooting happened almost immediately after initial contact was erroneous and the Bureau regrets the error).

At 11:48 p.m., medical personnel were requested to respond to the scene.

As soon as the first cover officers arrived, officers developed a plan to safely approach Bellew and render immediate medical aid as officers awaited medical personnel to arrive at the scene.

Medical personnel arrived at 11:52 p.m., and determined that Bellew was deceased.

Bellew's two associates, an adult female and an adult male, were detained by officers and interviewed by Homicide detectives. Their identities are not being released at this time as they were released from the scene and are witnesses in the active investigation.

Neither of the officers or the two witnesses were injured in the shooting.

Homicide detectives and Forensic Evidence Division criminalists processed the shooting scene and located a handgun next to Bellew.

Initial examination showed it to be a black revolver but further examination, after it was collected as evidence, revealed that the gun is a starter pistol.



The Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy today and determined that Bellew died of gunshot wounds. Toxicology testing of Bellew's blood is expected to take several weeks.

Detectives learned that Bellew is from the Eugene/Springfield area and was currently wanted in Lane County for a Felony Failure to Appear warrant on an original charge of Heroin Possession and a Probation Violation on original charges of Resist Arrest and Assault in the Fourth Degree.

The Lane County Sheriff's Office has provided a 2014 booking photo of Bellew for release by the Portland Police Bureau.



All known witnesses to the shooting have been interviewed; however, if anyone left the scene prior to police arrival or anyone who has information important to the investigation is asked to contact Detective Michele Michaels at 503-823-0692, michele.michaels@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Anthony Merrill at 5030-823-4033, anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov.

Representatives from the Chief's Office, Mayor's Office, Training Division, Internal Affairs Division, East County Major Crimes Team, Office of Independent Police Review (IPR), Traumatic Incident Committee (TIC), and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office all responded to the scene, as is standard protocol in any officer-involved shooting investigation.

The Portland Police Bureau respects the value and sanctity of human life and recognizes the inherent dignity of every person. The Police Bureau understands that investing officers with the authority to use force to protect the public welfare creates a solemn obligation to guide members as they balance the important social and individual interests involved.

The Portland Police Bureau recognizes that duty may require officers to use force. The Bureau also recognizes that the use of deadly physical force will emotionally, physically, and psychologically impact the officers involved, the subject of the deadly physical force, and the family and friends of both and can impact the community as well.

At the completion of the investigation, the case file will be given to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for presentation to a Grand Jury. The involved Bureau members will remain on paid Administrative Leave, which is standard, until the completion of the Grand Jury.

Following the Grand Jury, the Bureau will release additional information as is standard practice. Additionally, as part of the use of force review process, the Bureau will conduct an internal review of the entire incident and the case will go before the Bureau's Review Board.

No additional information is expected to be released until the completion of Grand Jury.

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UPDATE: Fatal Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland - 06/29/15
Homicide detectives are in the early stages of the investigation into Sunday night's shooting.

At 11:35 p.m., two officers assigned to East Precinct night shift, working a partner car, contacted an adult male suspect at a parked car on the West side of the Winco Foods building on Northeast 122nd Avenue.

During this contact, gunshots were fired and the suspect was injured. Additional officers from East and North Precincts responded to the scene to provide assistance.

Officers called for immediate medical response and began providing medical aid to the suspect, prior to medical personnel arriving at the scene. Medical personnel arrived and determined that the suspect was deceased.

A gun was recovered as part of the crime scene.

Two other adults, a male and a female, were detained at the scene and were not injured in the incident.

Representatives from the Chief's Office, Mayor's Office, Training Division, Internal Affairs Division, East County Major Crimes Team, Office of Independent Police Review (IPR), Traumatic Incident Committee (TIC), and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office all responded to the scene, as is standard protocol in any officer-involved shooting investigation.

The decision to use deadly physical force is the most important decision that a police officer will make in the course of their career. The Portland Police Bureau recognizes that officers may be required to use deadly force when their lives or the life of another is jeopardized by the actions of others.

At the completion of the investigation, the case file will be given to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for presentation to a Grand Jury. The involved Bureau member(s) will remain on paid Administrative Leave, which is standard, until the completion of the Grand Jury.

Following the Grand Jury, the Bureau will release additional information as is standard practice. Additionally, as part of the use of force review process, the Bureau will conduct an internal review of the entire incident and the case will go before the Bureau's Review Board.

No additional information will be released until Monday afternoon.

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Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives are responding to investigate a fatal shooting at Northeast 122nd Avenue and San Rafael Street involving Portland Police officers.

No police officers were injured in the shooting. One suspect is deceased at the scene.

Interested media may stage at Northeast 122nd Avenue and Halsey Street.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene but there is not an estimated time for a media briefing.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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UPDATE #3: Shooting Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland - One Person Deceased (Photo) - 06/28/15
Saturday's homicide victim has been identified as 57-year-old Dean A. Kuntz. Kuntz death was the result of gunshot wounds.

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Homicide detectives booked 48-year-old Jon Landis into the Multnomah County Jail early Sunday morning on a charge of Murder. Landis will be arraigned on Monday.

An autopsy on the 57-year-old victim will be conducted by the Medical Examiner's Office. His name will be released after the autopsy.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457, rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Chris Traynor at 503-823-0449, christopher.traynor@portlandoregon.gov.

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Homicide detectives are in the early stages of the investigation into this evening's shooting.

The deceased is a 57-year-old male resident of the neighborhood.

The suspect in custody is a 48-year-old male resident of the neighborhood.

Preliminary information indicates the shooting was the result of a neighborhood dispute between the two men. The nature and duration of this dispute remains under investigation.

No further updates are anticipated to be released this evening.

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On Saturday June 27, 2015, at 7:16 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 2600 block of Southeast 151st Avenue on the report of a shooting.

Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and located an adult male suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Medical personnel determined that the male was deceased.

Police contacted a second adult male, who has been taken into custody.

Based on available information, there is no risk to the public as a result of this incident.

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

Media staging is at Southeast 151st Avenue and Division Street.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene, ETA 30 minutes.

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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Find Missing 69-Year-old Woman in Cully Neighborhood - 06/26/15
69-year-old Robyne Sergejev has been safely located and is being transported to a Portland hospital for precautionary treatment.

The Bureau would like to thank the public and media for sharing this information.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate 69-year-old Robyne Sergejev, missing since approximately 6:00 a.m. this morning, Friday June 26, 2015.

Robyne is described as a white female, 5'8" tall, 160 pounds, blond hair that is shoulder-length, last seen wearing a leopard-print dress, black shoes, and prescription glasses.

Robyne left her home in the 6400 block of Northeast Killingsworth Street to walk to the neighborhood Albertson's grocery store, located at Northeast Prescott Street and Cully Boulevard, a few blocks form her home.

Robyne was seen at Northeast 60th Avenue and Cully Boulevard but did not return home.

Robyne suffers from dementia and has a history of getting disoriented and lost.

Detectives do not know if Robyne would ask for help but she would know her name if someone speaks to her.

Search and Rescue dogs are not available but Portland Police Air Support has been searching from the air, along with officers in the neighborhood.

The reverse phone notification system, "A Child Is Missing" (ACIM), has been activated for the neighborhood.

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

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71-Year-Old Man Arrested for February Sexual Assault in North Portland (Photo) - 06/26/15
On Thursday June 25, 2015, Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit detectives arrested 71-year-old Hossein Tajipour in connection with a sexual assault investigation.

Tajipour was booked into the Multnomah County Jail after being indicted on multiple felony charges including, Sodomy in the First Degree, Sex Abuse in the First Degree and Coercion.

This investigation started on Sunday February 15, 2015, at 4:35 a.m., when 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.

Sex Crimes Unit detectives and victim advocates worked with the victim over the past few months to develop information in the case, leading to Tajipour's indictment.

At the time of this incident, detectives learned that Tajipour was working at Broadway Cab as a driver. Broadway Cab fully cooperated with detectives in this case and prevented Tajipour from working as a driver since the reported incident.

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

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

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

* Multnomah County Victims' Assistance Program: Provides support during the reporting of sexual assaults and referrals to victim services and resources: 503-988-3270.
* 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 Strength Programs provide free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area.

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

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UPDATE: Death Investigation Underway After Report of Person Jumping from St. Johns Bridge - 06/26/15
The Medical Examiner identified the deceased as 34-year-old Jonathan Ross Crosby of North Portland. The Medical Examiner ruled the death a suicide.

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

The Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center is available 24 hours a day at (503) 988-4888.

If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please visit Cascadia or call (503) 963-2575. Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has an urgent walk-in clinic, open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., 7 days a week. Payment is not necessary.

Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at (800) 273-TALK (8255).

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

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On Wednesday June 24, 2015, at 12:45 p.m., North Precinct officer responded to the Willamette River, underneath the St. Johns Bridge, after the report that someone jumped from the bridge into the river.

Boats and personnel assigned Portland Fire & Rescue, the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Coast Guard all responded and located the body of a deceased person in the river.

After the body is recovered from the water it will be turned over the Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy, identification and family notification.

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

The Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center is available 24 hours a day at (503) 988-4888.

If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please visit Cascadia or call (503) 963-2575. Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has an urgent walk-in clinic, open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., 7 days a week. Payment is not necessary.

Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at (800) 273-TALK (8255).

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

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World Naked Bike Ride Tomorrow Night - Police Urge Riders to Wear Helmets, Shoes, Ride with Bike Lights, and Hydrate #PDXWNBR - 06/26/15
The World Naked Bike Ride is set to roll through the streets of Portland on Saturday June 27, 2015, at 9:00 p.m. Event organizers estimated the number of participants last year to be nearly 10,000 people.

The Portland Police Bureau will have extra officers on hand to ensure everyone is safe and to provide assistance at intersections.

Portland City Code 14A.40.030 (Indecent Exposure) states the following:

It is unlawful for any person to expose his or her genitalia while in a public place or place visible from a public place, if the public place is open or available to persons of the opposite sex.

Although many participants may violate Portland City Code, the Police Bureau will be exercising discretion as long as participants stay on the route with the rest of the riders.

The Portland Police Bureau recommends at a bare minimum, all riders at least wear a helmet and shoes to avoid any potential injuries. Bike lights are also highly recommended for riders as well as plenty of water or fluids.

For more information on the ride, visit http://www.pdxwnbr.org

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Woman Stabbed at Homeless Camp Along Johnson Creek in Southeast Portland's Lents Neighborhood - 06/25/15
On Thursday June 25, 2015, at 4:33 p.m., East Precinct and Transit Police Division officers responded to the report of a stabbing at Southeast 92nd Avenue and Flavel Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the adult female victim suffering from multiple injuries. She was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers spoke with several homeless folks in the area and learned that the victim and suspect were both staying at a camp along Johnson Creek, underneath the Flavel overpass. The women got into an argument and the suspect stabbed the victim then ran out of the area.

The suspect is described as a white female, 40 to 45 years old, 5'6" tall, 150 pounds, long hair, wearing a gray shirt, blue jeans, and rubber boots.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Assault detectives at 503-823-0400.

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Portland Police Encouraging Community Members to be Responsible and Considerate with Recreational Marijuana (Photo) - 06/25/15
Beginning July 1, 2015, the possession and use of recreational marijuana will be legal in the State of Oregon.

Many community questions can be answered by visiting http://whatslegaloregon.com

The Portland Police Bureau would like to make residents aware of the new law and some considerations moving forward:

* Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) is a crime and can have deadly consequences. For public safety reasons, preventing DUII driving is a top law enforcement priority. Driving after consuming alcohol, marijuana and/or other intoxicants can impair your ability to operate a motor vehicle safely. If you consume an intoxicant, please don't drive.

* Using marijuana in a public place remains illegal and can result in a citation being issued by law enforcement.

* Possession of more than one ounce on your person (in public), or more than eight ounces in your household remain crimes and can result in your arrest.

* Oregonians bringing marijuana products into the state from Washington (or transporting out of state to anywhere) are violating Federal drug laws. Oregon marijuana users should research and be aware of Federal laws regarding marijuana use and/or drug possession.

Community members observing public consumption of marijuana should NOT call 9-1-1, unless there is an immediate public safety risk. Instead, community members observing and concerned about public consumption of marijuana may call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333. Callers should be aware that these calls will be prioritized according to established dispatch protocols which place emergency and serious criminal activity ahead of nuisance calls.

Officers have discretion when it comes to issuing citations but anyone consuming marijuana in public may be contacted by police and issued a citation.

Community members smelling marijuana smoke from a neighbor's home or yard are encouraged to discuss it with the neighbors or property owners as this is not a law enforcement issue.

The Portland Police Bureau is encouraging community members to be considerate of each other as this new law goes into effect.

The Drugs and Vice Division will continue to focus its efforts on large-scale drug trafficking organizations involved in the distribution of controlled substances such as heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana.

Community members wishing to provide information about drug activity in their neighborhoods can file it online by visiting http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/30740

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Suspect Crashes After Attempting to Elude Police in Northeast Portland - 06/24/15
On Wednesday June 24, 2015, at 12:22 p.m., East Precinct officers attempted to stop a vehicle at Northeast 99th Avenue and Glisan Street for traffic violations.

The driver of the vehicle sped away from police in an attempt to elude officers. At Northeast 102nd Avenue, the eluding driver ran a red light and struck another vehicle, which then struck a third vehicle.

The eluding driver stopped and officers requested that medical personnel respond to the scene.

The eluding driver and a passenger have been transported to a Portland hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

The other two drivers did not suffer any serious injuries.

The intersection is blocked at this time as Traffic Division officers conduct a crash investigation.

Updates will be provided later today.

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #15-25 Stayton (OR) Armed Robbery (Photo) - 06/24/15
The Stayton (OR) Police Department, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to locate two armed robbery suspects.

In the early morning hours of Monday June 22, 2015, Stayton Police Department officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Arco AM/PM in Stayton involving two suspects, a male and a female.

Stayton Police have identified the suspects as 25-year-old Anthony Parsons and 17-year-old Frankie Collins. Anthony is wanted in Idaho for robbery and sexual exploitation of a minor. Frankie is an endangered/runaway minor from the State of Idaho.

The last known vehicle they were in was a stolen maroon 2001 Dodge pickup with Idaho plate 4L910.

Anthony has family in the Stayton area and the family has been contacted and they are aware Anthony and Frankie are wanted.

They are armed with a bolt action .270 rifle and a have also used a .22 pistol. Both guns are suspected to be stolen and the suspects should be considered armed and dangerous.

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

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

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

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

Media Contact:
Stayton Police Department

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UPDATE #2: Columbia Boulevard Closed for Traffic Crash Investigation (Photo) - 06/24/15
The driver in this crash has been identified as 23-year-old Jose Luis Monroy-Benitez. He remains in a Portland hospital with serious injuries but is expected to survive.

The crash remains under investigation.

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The driver in this crash has been identified as a 23-year-old male. He remains in the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Investigators learned that the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed, using the center turn lane, eastbound on Columbia Boulevard before losing control of the vehicle and crashing into the embankment near 46th Avenue. The driver (and lone occupant) was ejected from the 1995 Volkswagen Cabriolet.

Investigators determined that reckless driving and impairment were factors in this crash.

Columbia Boulevard reopened to all traffic at approximately 8:30 a.m.

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On Tuesday June 23, 2015, at 6:09 a.m., North Precinct officer responded to the report of a rollover crash on Northeast Columbia Boulevard at 42nd Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the driver, who was transported to a Portland hospital with what are believed to be life-threatening injuries.

Northeast Columbia Boulevard is closed in both directions at 42nd Avenue, and 42nd Avenue is closed from Portland Highway (Lombard) to Columbia Boulevard.

Drivers that normally use Columbia Boulevard are encouraged to use Portland Highway as an alternate route.

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

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Find Missing 9-Year-Old in Northeast Portland - 06/23/15
9-year-old Nehemiah Perry has been safely located and is on his way home.

The Bureau would like to thank the public and media for sharing this information.

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The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help to find 9-year-old Nehemiah Perry, missing since approximately 12:00 p.m. today from his home in the 8300 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

Nehemiah is described as a mixed-race male, 4'8" tall, medium build, long, curly hair, last seen wearing a red and white horizontally-striped shirt, gray shorts with green patches/spots, and black canvas tennis shoes.

Nehemiah is described as having Autism and ADHD but is verbal and able to communicate. Nehemiah is not familiar with TriMet and not known to go out of the home alone.

There are no indications of foul play at this time.

Police are canvassing neighborhood and asking for the public in the area to keep an eye out for Nehemiah.

Anyone seeing Nehemiah should immediately call 9-1-1.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

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Traffic Crash on I-5 NB Slowing Traffic at Lombard - 06/23/15
On Tuesday June 23,2015, at 12:38 p.m., North Precinct and Traffic officers responded to the report of a traffic crash on I-5 northbound at Lombard where one vehicle left the roadway and the driver was non-responsive.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and the driver was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment.

Preliminary information indicates that the driver may have suffered a medical event prior to crashing. A second vehicle was involved but that driver was not injured.

Only the right lane of I-5 northbound is blocked but drivers should expect traffic delays until the involved vehicle is towed from the scene.

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Central Eastside Industrial District Outreach, Education and Enforcement Effort Complete - Few Arrests, Lots of Person Contacts - 06/23/15
From May 26 to June 12, 2015, the Portland Police Bureau's Central Precinct conducted an outreach, education and enforcement effort in the Central Eastside Industrial District (CEID) to address entrenched street camping and related problems. This effort comes after numerous complaints by community members.

During this focused effort the Bureau tracked several relevant statistics:

Person Contacts: 896
Warnings: 184
Arrests (warrants): 6
Arrests: 6
Postings: 161
Camps Abated: 17

The Central Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) will continue to conduct regular outreach and educational efforts in expanded areas of the Precinct, including the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, Old Town, Downtown, Northwest, and Southwest Portland.

The Bureau has partnered with JOIN for the past year to conduct outreach with people affected by homelessness in the CEID and will continue to work to connect people living on the street to the variety of services available in the City of Portland.

During this focused effort, Central Precinct coordinated outreach, education and enforcement efforts with the following Bureaus and agencies:

* Portland Parks & Recreation
* Portland Bureau of Transportation
* Oregon Department of Transportation
* Multnomah County Animal Control
* Multnomah County Sheriff's Office - Corrections Division
* Metro's RID Patrol
* Pacific Patrol Services

Additionally, Central Precinct officers worked in partnership with the Neighborhood Response Teams (NRT) from North and East Precincts, as well as the Behavioral Health Unit's Service Coordination Team (SCT), and the Bike Theft Task Force (BTTF).

Areas of focus included, but were not limited to the Eastbank Esplanade, Water Avenue, and the St. Francis/Washington High School area.

Goals of this effort included, but were not limited to:

* Increasing the number of people that are accessing available services.
* Enforcing City Code 14A.50.050 regarding structures on public property or public rights-of-way.
* Removing discarded property and garbage left on public property or public rights-of-way.

Property was not confiscated unless there was a crime and the property was needed as evidence, or if the property was suspected to be stolen. Property that was left behind was managed by Pacific Patrol Services, a City of Portland contractor.

Voluntary compliance was an overall part of this effort. Warnings were given and will continue to be given regarding law violations that exist in the area and continued violation may result in arrests for Interfering with a Peace Officer and/or the proper City or Criminal Code violation.

For more information on available services, visit the City of Portland's Ending Homelessness page at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/60643

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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Police Seeking Public's Help to Locate a Missing 8-Year-Old Girl in Southeast Portland - 06/23/15
8-year-old Imani Hamlet was found safe at a friend's house and is no longer missing.

The Missing Person's Unit would like to thank the public and media for sharing this information.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Person's Unit is asking for the public's help to locate 8-year-old Imani Hamlet, missing since Monday evening from her Centennial Neighborhood home.

Imani was reported missing at approximately 11:00 p.m. on Monday evening by her family after she had not returned from a bicycle ride earlier in the evening. Imani resides in the 15100 block of Southeast Stark Street.

Imani was last seen by family between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. riding her bicycle with another, unknown child.

Imani is known to ride her bicycle all over the neighborhood and it is not unusual for her to be out until sunset.

Imani is described as an African American female, 4' tall, 100 pounds, black hair, and brown eyes. Imani was last seen wearing a pink or purple top, dark-colored jeans and brown leather sandals. Imani's bicycle is described as a pink bicycle with white fenders and tires, and a white seat with flowers.

At this point in the investigation, no foul play is suspected and detectives and Imani's family would like to hear from anyone with information on her whereabouts.

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

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #15-24 Milwaukie Homicide (Photo) - 06/23/15
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve a homicide that occurred in Milwaukie, Oregon.

On Saturday June 20, 2015, at approximately 9:45 p.m., 25-year-old Alexander Mosbey was found deceased in the 14000 block of Southeast Briggs Street in Milwaukie, Oregon. Mosby had injuries consistent with homicidal violence.

Homicide investigators believe there may be several people with information about Mosbey's death that have not come forward to police.

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

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

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

Media Contact:
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

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Driver Involved in March 2015 Fatal Crash Issued a Citation After Criminal Case Review - 06/22/15
On June 16, 2015, the driver involved in a multiple-vehicle, fatal crash that occurred on March 7 on I-5 northbound at Delta Park was issued a traffic citation for Careless Driving with an Accident. The citation was issued to 24-year-old Bennett Rowe after the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office reviewed the case and found no criminal wrongdoing.

Rowe, a resident of Aberdeen, Washington, was the driver of a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban involved in the crash, which involved four other vehicles.

7-year-old Arianna Lundin, from Cathlamet, Washington, was riding in the back seat of a 2008 Dodge Caliber involved in the crash and died at a Portland hospital a few days after the crash.

Several other people were injured in the crash and were transported to Portland hospitals where they were treated and ultimately released.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team conducted a thorough investigation of the crash, leading to the traffic citation.

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Detectives Seek Information About Downtown Portland Man Arrested For Rape, Sodomy And Kidnapping (Photo) - 06/22/15
Detectives from the Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit are seeking information from the public about 22-year-old Jameson Kirpal Hedges, who was arrested on Sunday, June 21, 2015, related to an incident from May of 2015. Hedges is alleged to have violently sexually assaulted a woman whom he had just met. Hedges turned himself in to the Multnomah County Jail, after a Circuit Court Judge issued a warrant for his arrest this past Friday.

Detectives believe that Hedges used a popular social media website, under the name "Jamey Hedges," to introduce himself to his 24-year-old victim. Hedges then lured the victim to his downtown Portland residence, a high-rise condominium. Detectives say the victim agreed to meet with Hedges, believing she was going to have a job interview. However, shortly after she arrived, Hedges physically and sexually assaulted her, before she was able to escape, and was assisted by a passerby, who stayed with her until police arrived. The identity of the victim will not be released.

Hedges was arrested and booked to jail for the following charges:

Rape in the First Degree (ORS 163.375)
Sodomy in the First Degree (ORS 163.405
Kidnapping in the First Degree (ORS 163.235)
Attempted Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the First Degree (ORS 163.411)
Coercion (ORS 163.275)
Robbery in the Third Degree (ORS 164.395)
Strangulation (ORS 163.187)
Assault in the Fourth Degree (ORS 163.160)

Hedges is a white male, 22 years of age, 6'1", 265 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes. He is known to drive a white, 2007 Ford Mustang.

Detectives are asking that anyone with information about this case, or anyone who believes he or she may have information about any similar incidents involving Hedges, please contact Detective Mike Weinstein, at 503-823-0764 or Mike.Weinstein@PortlandOregon.gov.

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East Precinct officers arrest armed felon with help from a citizen's I-Pad locator app (Photo) - 06/22/15
Yesterday, June 21, 2015, East Precinct officers responded to a car prowl at the Chuck E Cheese at 9120 S.E. Powell Blvd. Officers arrived and learned that an I-Pad and other belongings had been taken in a car prowl.

Early this morning, June 22, 2015, officers learned that the victim had been able to locate their I-Pad using an app. Officer responded to the area and began an investigation. The investigation culminated in the arrest of Ernesto Ruiz Lewis, a 34-year-old male, for the theft of the I-Pad. They also recovered a stolen firearm, drugs and determined that Lewis had a warrant for Identity Theft. Lewis was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Theft I, Unlawful Entry to a Motor Vehicle and Criminal Mischief II.

The Police Bureau would like highlight the power of existing technologies to help solve crimes.
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East Precinct officers respond to a robbery - 06/21/15
Today, June 21, 2015 at 2:06 p.m., East Precinct officers received a report of a robbery at the Muchas Gracias in the 4100 block of S.E. Powell Blvd. The calls stated that a white male, skinny and in his 30's wearing a black shirt and black or blue pants attempted to rob the location.

The individual possibly left to the south. Officers are in the area now attempting to locate the suspect. Traffic may be impacted. The incident is ongoing.Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division at 503-823-0400.
Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Until Monday June 22 - 06/21/15
Sgt. Greg Stewart is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) until Monday June 22, 2015, at 5:00 p.m.

Sgt. Stewart will be available by email or media-only pager to answer questions or respond to incidents with a clear need for immediate public notification due to community safety concerns. Examples include: shootings, stabbings, robberies, endangered missing/abductions, major incidents, and traffic crashes with a substantial traffic impact (Major Crash Team Activation).

All other research-type requests should be routed to Sgt. Simpson via email for follow-up.

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Gang Enforcement Team Seizes Two Handguns, Arrests Two on Saturday Night (Photo) - 06/21/15
On Saturday June 20, 2015, at approximately 8:22 p.m., Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers observed a group of known gang associates near a parked car in the area of Woodlawn Park in Northeast Portland.

Upon seeing the police, the group broke up and officers observed a vehicle leaving the area a short time later, contacting the driver, 19-year-old Jaquan Warren. A subsequent search of the vehicle by police revealed a loaded handgun.

Warren was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Loaded Firearm in the City. Warren is a known gang associate.

At approximately 8:52 p.m., GET officers responded to the area of Pier Park in North Portland on the report of a large gathering of possible gang associates. As officers arrived in the area, a group of 50 to 60 suspected gang associates began to leave the area.

GET officers stopped several vehicles leaving the area for traffic violations. During one traffic stop, 22-year-old David Lee Bradford, exited the vehicle and ran into the neighborhood. A short time later, Bradford returned to the traffic stop and was taken into custody. Officers checked the yard that Bradford ran through and located a loaded handgun discarded in the yard.

Bradford, a known gang member, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Loaded Firearm in the City.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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 Seizes Three Handguns in Two Separate Incidents - Four Arrested (Photo) - 06/20/15
On Saturday June 20, 2015, at 12:05 a.m., Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers contacted 37-year-old Titus Larz McNack at Southeast 132nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard. McNack ran from the officers, throwing away a handgun as officers pursued him on foot. McNack was quickly taken into custody without incident. McNack is a known gang associate.

McNack was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm and Interfering with a Peace Officer.

In an unrelated event, at 1:12 a.m., GET officers driving past Bill's Steakhouse at Northeast 102nd Avenue and Sandy Boulevard saw four young men run from the steakhouse towards a car parked on 103rd Avenue.

Officers contacted three of the young men getting into the car but the fourth ran away and was not located.

21-year-old Javontae Naeshawn Gibson, 17-year-old Davidrae Stigler and 17-year-old Isaiah Lawrence were arrested after officers located two handguns inside the vehicle. Gibson is a known gang member.

Gibson was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Loaded Firearm.

Stigler and Lawrence were lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home on a charge of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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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Officers Apply Life-Saving Aid to Man with Self-Inflicted Injuries on Friday - 06/20/15
On Friday June 19, 2015, at 9:15 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southeast 8th Avenue and Division Street on the report that a man was cutting himself.

Several officers arrived in the area and observed the man exhibiting signs of a mental health crisis and multiple self-inflicted injuries from a knife.

The 36-year-old man was on the ground and his movements became lethargic from apparent blood loss.

Officers made a coordinated approach to the man and immediately applied three tourniquets to stop his bleeding until medical personnel arrived and were able to stabilize him for transport to a Portland hospital. The man is expected to survive his injuries due to the quick action of the officers to immediately apply life-saving medical aid.

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

The Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center is available 24 hours a day at 503-988-4888.

If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please visit Cascadia or call 503-963-2575. Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has an urgent walk-in clinic, open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., 7 days a week. Payment is not necessary.

Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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

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Officers to Provide Extra Patrols in Areas Neighboring Houses of Worship in the City of Portland - 06/19/15
In light of the unspeakable acts in Charleston, South Carolina, the Portland Police Bureau will be conducting extra patrols in areas neighboring houses of worship throughout the City of Portland beginning this weekend and for several weeks moving forward.

The Bureau has no specific information about any threats but is being proactive in protecting our community and places of worship of all religions.

"Our thoughts are with all those affected by the vicious attack in Charleston," said Chief Lawrence P. O'Dea III. "Our officers are here to protect everyone in the community from barbarous, hateful acts of violence. We hope to provide some sense of security as our community comes together to begin the healing process."

The Portland Police Bureau wants the community to know that all threats of violence need to be reported to law enforcement and will be thoroughly investigated.

Emergencies or suspicious activity should be immediately reported to 9-1-1.

Those community members who require anonymity to make reports about threats or other concerns may share that information through Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

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

Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward 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.

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://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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Portland Police Youth Summer Camp Closing Ceremony Today at Centennial High School - 06/19/15
Today, Friday June 19, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau's Youth Summer Camp will come to a close.

At the closing ceremony, children from the camp will share bits and pieces about their camp experience at an assembly that will include members of the Portland Police Bureau, the Mounted Patrol Unit, Portland Fire & Rescue, the Gresham Police Department, Oregon National Guard, American Medical Response, Mountain Wave Rescue, Camp Rosenbaum Fund Representatives, and Z-Man Foundation Representatives.

The camp and closing ceremony is at Centennial High School, located at 3505 Southeast 182nd Avenue.

Members of the media are invited and encouraged to attend the closing ceremony.

The 3rd Annual Youth Summer Camp began on June 15 and was filled with 500 kids, ages 8 to 14 years old. Campers were able to participate in a wide variety of activities including: martial arts, basketball, soccer, tennis, crazy science, journalism and photography, wrestling, baseball, boxing, bowling, volleyball, golf, hiking, cheerleading and dance, football, archery, bowling, and fishing.

The mission of the camp was to provide a safe, fun, inviting atmosphere where youth can play sports and learn skills with other youth. The number one goal is to keep our children and community safe by helping to build an environment where youth feel safe, while also emphasizing and prioritizing the importance of education to youth.

The members of Portland Police Bureau and specifically the Youth Services Division work to develop sustainable partnerships and to use the best and most effective and collaborative strategies available to focus on youth. The ultimate goal of the division is to work with educational partners to create an environment where children can thrive.

Local police officers from all neighboring agencies, college and high school coaches from the surrounding area and Police Bureau staff worked together to make the camp a unique experience for youth.

Officers and coaches worked with campers to develop specific sports skills and foster good sportsmanship.

All youth, ages 8-14, who live in the Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas and Clark County areas were eligible to participate, and a minimum of 51% of youth must qualify for free or reduced lunch program.

The Bureau was dedicated to ensuring that youth from throughout the metropolitan area were able to attend camp. To ensure equal access for youth throughout the area, local school districts receive applications on the same day and the camp was filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Police Officers, Sheriff's Deputies, Child Development Specialists and staff from other youth-serving community based organizations are also provided with applications to help with the recruitment process.

The Portland Police Bureau Youth Summer Camp is an instructional program for boys and girls who use sports and activities instruction and competition as a vehicle to enhance self-esteem, to promote respect for oneself and also reinforce the importance of education to one's future, and to promote active, healthy lifestyles.

To learn more about the Portland Police Bureau Youth Summer Camp, visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/summercamp

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Lloyd District - No Known Injuries - 06/18/15
On Thursday June 18, 2015, at 8:57 p.m., North Precinct, Transit and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the report of multiple gunshots heard in the area of Northeast 12th Avenue and Holladay Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with witnesses who told police that they heard several gunshots and saw a group of African American male running southbound on 12th Avenue from Lloyd Boulevard after the shots. Other witnesses reported seeing an African American male in his 20s, wearing a white shirt, armed with a gun; and, a white male in his mid-to-late 20s, wearing a blue baseball cap and white t-shirt, armed with a gun.

Evidence of gunfire has been located in the Lloyd Cinemas parking lot.

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

Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to call the police non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #15-23 Robbery (Photo) - 06/18/15
The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve a North Portland robbery.

On April 29, 2015, at 11:11 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Overlook Restaurant, located at 1332 North Skidmore Street, on the report of an armed robbery.

Officers learned that the suspect approached the victim in the parking lot, armed with a handgun, and escorted the victim into the restaurant after closing time.

After obtaining a large sum of cash, the suspect left the restaurant without incident.

A surveillance image and a forensic sketch are being released to assist with this investigation.

The suspect is described as a white male, 6' tall, 175 pounds, medium build, brown hair, and a mustache.

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

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

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

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

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Shooting in Portsmouth Neighborhood Injures 19-Year-Old Man - No Arrests - 06/18/15
On Thursday June 18, 2015, at 2:36 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of multiple gunshots heard in the area of North Lombard Street and Wall Avenue. A few minutes later, a 19-year-old male called 9-1-1 to report he'd been shot at North Fessenden Street and Van Houten Avenue.

Medical personnel responded and transported the victim to a Portland hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

No crime scene was located and the victim was not forthcoming with information.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 71-Year-Old Woman (Photo) - 06/17/15
71-year-old Charlene Simantel has been found safe.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Person's Unit is asking for the public's help to locate a missing 71-year-old woman.

At approximately 3:00 p.m. today, Wednesday June 17, 2015, Charlene Simantel walked away from her Irvington Neighborhood home. Charlene is a strong walker but is suffering from advanced stages of dementia. Charlene will likely know her name but is unlikely to know her way home or to ask for help.

Charlene is described as a white female, 5' tall, 100 pounds, gray hair, brown eyes, last seen wearing a black or blue shirt, gray slacks and flowered flip flops.

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

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UPDATE:Sex Offender Wanted for Parole Violation - History of Violent Behavior (Photo) - 06/17/15
56-year-old Dennis John Davis turned himself in to his parole officer today and is no longer of interest.

He'll be booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

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The United States Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force, Multnomah County Parole & Probation and the Portland Police Bureau are asking for the public's help in located a sex offender wanted for a parole violation.

56-year-old Dennis John Davis is described as a white male, 5'9" tall, 197 pounds, gray hair, and blue eyes. Davis may have shaved his head since his last photo.

Davis is currently on parole for multiple convictions of Rape, Sodomy and Kidnapping.

Davis has an extensive criminal record that consists of property crimes, non-sexual violence convictions, prior stranger rape convictions (stranger cases, male victims) and prior sex offenses.

Davis was released from prison on Friday and a parole violation warrant was issued on Monday after Davis removed his electronic monitoring bracelet.

Davis has no address and may be in the Downtown/Old Town area associating with homeless people.

Anyone seeing Davis is asked to immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information should contact the Multnomah County Parole & Probation Office at 503-988-3136.

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UPDATE #2: Driver Strikes Two Pedestrians on Burnside Bridge - Major Crash Team Investigating (Photo) - 06/15/15
The man killed in Sunday's crash on the Burnside Bridge has been identified as 36-year-old George Ben "Benjamin" Carlson. The woman injured in the crash has been identified as 35-year-old Bridget Larrabee. Carlson and Larrabee lived together in Northeast Portland.

The driver involved in the crash has been identified as 59-year-old Douglas Walker of Beaverton. He was driving a 2014 Subaru Forrester.

At this point in the investigation, it is believed that Walker possibly suffered a medical event which caused him to leave the roadway and strike Carlson and Larrabee on the sidewalk of the bridge.

When the investigation is complete, the case will be presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

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Crash investigators have learned that the adult male victim struck on the Burnside Bridge has died at a Portland hospital.

The driver cooperated with investigators and was released from the scene pending further investigation. The driver did not show any signs of impairment.

The Burnside Bridge will remain closed until bridge inspectors are able to confirm that there are no safety concerns due to damage to the safety arm for eastbound traffic.

Names and ages of all parties involved will be released on Monday.

Photo Credit: Portland Police Bureau

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On Sunday June 14, 2015, at 2:07 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of two pedestrians struck by a driver on the Burnside Bridge.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the two victims on the South sidewalk, near the west-side bridge tender house. The male adult victim was suffering from traumatic, life-threatening injuries. The female adult victim was suffering serious injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening. Both have been transported to Portland hospitals for treatment.

The driver of the vehicle that struck both parties remained at the scene and has been cooperative.

Preliminarily, investigators have learned that the driver was traveling eastbound on the bridge, when he left the roadway, drove up onto the South sidewalk where he struck both victims and crashed into the bridge railing.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is at the scene beginning a crash investigation.

The Burnside Bridge is expected to be closed in both directions for several hours. Drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists are encouraged to use either the Hawthorne or Steel Bridges as alternate routes (Morrison Bridge closed for repairs).

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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Fight on Eastbank Esplanade Injures One Man - Suspect Armed with a Machete - 06/14/15
On Sunday June 14, 2015, at 8:01 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Eastbank Esplanade, just North of Taylor Street, on the report that a man was attacked by another man who was armed with a machete.

Officers arrived and located the victim, a 42-year-old male, who was suffering from a serious injury to one of his arms. The first arriving officer applied a tourniquet to stop the bleeding and await medical personnel. The victim was transported to a Portland hospital and is expected to survive his injury.

A witness told police that the victim and suspect, both homeless, were involved in some kind of altercation and the suspect retrieved a machete from a belt-worn sheath and slashed the victim. The suspect ran away northbound on the Eastbank Esplanade.

Based on information learned at the scene, officers believe the victim and suspect know each other.

Several officers checked the area but did not locate the suspect, described as a white male in his 20s, long hair or a bandana, no shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Assault detectives at 503-823-0400.

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Burglar Arrested Riding Stolen Bicycle in Southeast Portland (Photo) - 06/14/15
On Sunday June 14, 2015, at 3:14 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Target Store at Mall 205 on the report of a burglary in progress at the store.

Officers arrived in the area and set a perimeter around the store and requested a Police K-9 Unit.

The suspect, later identified as 26-year-old Lance Brady Gonzalez, fled out the back of the store on a bicycle he stole from Target.

Officers pursued Gonzalez, who jumped off the bicycle at Southeast 92nd Avenue and Mill Street and began running away. The K-9 Unit caught up to Gonzalez and took him into custody with the assistance of officers.

Gonzalez was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the Second Degree (three counts), Theft in the First Degree and Interfering with a Peace Officer.

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Two Men Arrested with Guns at Alberta Park on Friday Night - One a Suspect in a May 2015 Shooting (Photo) - 06/13/15
In the evening hours of Friday June 12, 2015, North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers stopped two men at Alberta Park in Northeast Portland based on information that led officers to believe both were armed with guns.

Both men were taken into custody without incident and both were armed with handguns at the time of their arrest.

27-year-old Jamias Leondre Hart-Rasberry was arrested for Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Aggravated Theft in the First Degree, and Possession of a Weapon in a Park.

20-year-old William Lamar O'Neal was arrested for Attempted Murder, Attempted Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (two counts), and Possession of a Loaded Firearm.

O'Neal, a documented gang member, was identified by GET detectives as the suspect in the May 18, 2015 shooting at Montavilla Park in Northeast Portland.

The shooting in Montavilla Park occurred on Monday May 18, 2015, at 4:13 p.m. No gunshot victims were located and detectives would still like to hear from anyone with information about the shooting.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact Detective Jeff Pontius at 503-823-4106, jeffery.pontius@portlandoregon.gov.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence 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.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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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Armed Suspect Arrested After Struggle with East Precinct Officers (Photo) - 06/12/15
On Friday June 12, 2015, at 10:41 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Jiffy Lube, located at Northeast 108th Avenue and Halsey Street, on the report that a suspect was passing a bad check.

The first arriving officer was flagged down by an employee who was following the suspect, later identified as 37-year-old Cory Allan Peterson. The officer stopped Peterson to arrest him and began to pat him down for weapons. The officer discovered a handgun and two knives in Peterson's possession. Peterson began to struggle with the officer and was taken into custody after additional officers arrived, assisted by Good Samaritans.

Two officers and Peterson suffered minor injuries during the struggle and were treated by medical personnel.

Peterson was treated and released from a Portland hospital and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon, Deliver of Methamphetamine, Delivery of Hydrocodone, Identity Theft (four counts), Possession of a Forged Instrument in the First Degree, and Resist Arrest. Additionally, Peterson had an outstanding parole violation.

Peterson will be arraigned on Monday in Multnomah County Court.

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #15-22 Suspicious Death in Old Town (Photo) - 06/12/15
The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve a suspicious death that occurred in Downtown Portland.

On June 4, 2015 at 10:20 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to an assault at Northwest 6th Avenue and Flanders Street. Officers arrived and located 54-year-old Marvin Lee Holiday suffering from serious injuries. Officers obtained medical assistance for Mr. Holiday, who was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment. Mr. Holiday later died of his injuries.

Investigators believe that Mr. Holiday was assaulted earlier in the evening, possibly in the same area as where he was found. Mr. Holiday was wearing a black Nike sweatshirt, dark jeans and black boots.

Investigators are asking for any information about Mr. Holiday's activities on June 4 or any information about any altercations involving Mr. Holiday.

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

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

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

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

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Shooting Investigation Underway in North Portland's Overlook Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 06/11/15
On Thursday June 11, 2015, at 10:57 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to several 9-1-1 calls reporting multiple gunshots heard in the area West of North Delaware Avenue and Killingsworth Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire in the 2900 block of North Willamette Boulevard.

No gunshot victims have been located and none have arrived at any Portland hospitals. Officers are checking area homes for witnesses and property damage.

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

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UPDATE #3: Pedestrian Critically Injured in Crash at Northeast 60th and Wasco - Major Crash Team Investigating - 06/11/15
The victim in this crash, 55-year-old Thomas James Gazzola, died on Wednesday afternoon at a Portland hospital.

The investigation is continuing into this crash.

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The victim in this crash has been identified as 55-year-old Thomas James Gazzola. He remains in critical condition at a Portland hospital.

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Traffic Division officers are continuing to investigate yesterday's crash that left one man in critical condition.

63-year-old Richard Earl Dryden was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Third Degree and Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII). He will be arraigned today.

The victim, a 55-year-old male, remains in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. His name will be released later today.

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On Wednesday June 3, 2015, at 5:24 p.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a pedestrian injured in a crash at Northeast 60th Avenue and Wasco Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, a male believed to be in his 50s, suffering from traumatic injuries. The victim has been transported to Portland hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The driver that struck the victim has remained at the scene. He is also a male in his 50s. At this point, investigators have not determined if the driver is impaired by drugs or alcohol.

Preliminary information indicates that the driver was traveling eastbound on Wasco Street then turned right onto 60th Avenue, where he struck the pedestrian who was crossing 60th in an unmarked crosswalk.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team has responded to the scene and is conducting an investigation.

Traffic on 60th Avenue in the area of Wasco Street will be impacted for several hours.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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UPDATE #3: Car Fire on Southbound I-5 Closes Freeway - Possible Hazardous Material Fire (Photo) - 06/11/15
This morning, Thursday June 11, 2015, the driver of the burning truck was released from the hospital and booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

58-year-old Burke Edwards Wardall was charged with Robbery in the Third Degree, Coercion, Strangulation, and Assault in the Fourth Degree.

Wardall will be arraigned on Friday in Multnomah County Court.

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I-5 southbound is now reopened and the scene will be cleared shortly. Investigators have determined that the chemicals were not part of a drug lab. The fire started in the passenger compartment of the vehicle.

The driver will remain in the hospital and will face charges related to the attempt to enter another persons vehicle on the freeway.

His name and charges will be released after he is booked into jail.

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The investigation into the car fire is continuing this evening. The driver remains at a Portland hospital being treated for burns. An officer riding in the ambulance with the driver became ill after a possible chemical exposure and is also being treated at the hospital. The officer is in good condition.

Drugs and Vice Division officers are working with Portland Fire investigators to determine the cause of the fire and what chemicals may have been present in the vehicle. It is not clear at this point if the vehicle was just containing chemicals or was a mobile methamphetamine lab. There is no public risk as a result of this incident.

The injured driver attempted to force his way into a passing car after he exited he burning vehicle.

No additional information is available at this time and the freeway remains closed.

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On Wednesday June 10, 2015, at 4:29 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a car fire and a fight on I-5 southbound near the Broadway exit.

Officers, firefighters and medical personnel arrived and locate one subject who required an ambulance transport to the hospital.

Fire Investigators and police officers are conducting an investigation into the crash, including possible hazardous materials in the vehicle.

I-5 southbound traffic is being diverted onto the Fremont Bridge as the investigation continues.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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Update to Crime Stoppers Featured Case #15-19 Erick Carnegie Homicide (Photo) - 06/11/15
The Gresham Police Department, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve a homicide.

Detectives are releasing a forensic sketch of one of the suspect's involved in the homicide of 25-year-old Erick Austin Carnegie.

This investigation began on May 11, 2015, at 11:21 p.m., a witness called 9-1-1 to report a shooting that occurred at a residence located at 1815 NW 7th Place in Gresham. Officers and medical personnel arrived and located Erick Carnegie deceased after an apparent shooting. There is a known medical marijuana growing operation at this residence.

A witness reported to police that while he was walking up to the front door of the residence, two suspects approached him from behind and forced him inside the residence.

During the incident inside Mr. Carnegie was shot and killed. After the shooting, both suspects immediately ran to a vehicle, which was parked a short distance away from the residence.

Detectives believe the suspects may have been in the neighborhood for some time, prior to the shooting.

The suspects are described as:

An African American male in his mid-20s, light-skinned, 6'0" tall, skinny build, wearing a dark-colored hoody, bandana covering his face, and black shoes. This suspect was armed with a handgun.

An African American male, unknown age, dark-skinned, 5'8" tall, 160 to 170 pounds, goatee, 2" Afro, wearing a burgundy sweatshirt. This suspect was armed with a Taser.

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

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

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

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

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Michael Harrison Indicted on Several Charges by Multnomah County Grand Jury (Photo) - 06/11/15
On June 5, 2015, 48-year-old Michael Shawn Harrison was indicted by a Multnomah County Grand Jury on charges of Burglary in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Menacing (two counts). Harrison remains in the Multnomah County Jail awaiting trial.

The Grand Jury also determined that Officer Raylynn McKay and Sergeant Martin Padilla were justified in their use of force against Harrison.

This investigation started on May 17, 2015, at 2:15 p.m., when Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a man leaving a home in the 3900 block of Southeast 14th Avenue after cutting himself with a knife. As officers were responding, additional information was broadcast that the man was Michael Harrison, that he was armed with a steak knife, and that he was upset over a pending divorce.

An American Medical Response (AMR) unit in the area told dispatch that they saw a subject matching Harrison's description walking eastbound on Center Street, passing Brooklyn School Park (investigators later determined that this person was unlikely to be Harrison).

Shortly after this call, a resident in the 1500 Block of Southeast Boise Street called to report that a male armed with a knife and blood on his hands had broken into her house and she was hiding in the basement with two young children.

Officers arrived in the area of the home on Boise Street and contacted the woman by phone and were able to evacuate her and the two children out the rear of the home. Neither she nor the children were injured by Harrison. The woman later told investigators that when Harrison saw her in the home, he asked her, "Are the children home?"

Additional officers began establishing containment in the area of the home, observing Harrison inside the victim's home.

Harrison exited the woman's home, armed with a kitchen knife, and sprinted towards officers, who were across Boise Street to the South of the home.

Sergeant Martin Padilla, a 17-year-veteran of the Bureau, fired a less-lethal shotgun at Harrison and Officer Raelynn McKay, a three-year-veteran of the Bureau, fired her handgun as Harrison sprinted toward them, threatening them with the knife.

Harrison continued running after the shots were fired, ran between Officer McKay and Sergeant Padilla and slammed into the side of a house in the 4200 block of Southeast 15th Avenue.

Officers were able to quickly take Harrison into custody after a brief struggle. Medical personnel, who were in the area on standby for the initial call, were able to quickly provide medical aid and transport to the hospital.

No officers were injured during the incident. Investigators interviewed several witnesses to the incident, including witness officers and neighbors.

Investigators learned that Harrison discarded his first knife in the woman's home and retrieved a different knife that he used to threaten officers.

The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office presented the case to a Grand Jury, which returned the listed indictment for Michael Harrison.

As part of the Portland Police Bureau's use of force review process, the Bureau will conduct an internal review of the entire incident and the case will go before the Police Review Board (PRB), which is comprised of community members, Bureau members and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division.

Due to the ongoing criminal case against Harrison, no additional information or documents will be released by the Bureau.

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Suspect Arrested, Gun Seized by Police After Centennial Neighborhood Shooting (Photo) - 06/11/15
On Wednesday June 10, 2015, at 10:52 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 1900 block of Southeast 162nd Avenue on the report of multiple gunshots heard in the area.

Officers arrived in the neighborhood and contacted witnesses regarding the shooting. Witnesses identified a subject walking through the area as being involved in the shooting.

Officers contacted the subject, 18-year-old Ryan Philip Vilches, and took him into custody without incident. Officer checked a yard in the area where Vilches was seen walking and found a handgun lying in the yard.

Officers located evidence of gunfire at Southeast 162nd Avenue and Grant Street but no gunshot victims were located or identified.

Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers responded to conduct an investigation and later booked Vilches into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Aggravated Theft in the First Degree.

The Gang Enforcement Team is continuing to investigate several gang-related shootings citywide.

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.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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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Three Shootings in North Precinct Overnight - One Person Injured (Photo) - 06/11/15
North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers responded to and investigated three separate shootings late Wednesday and early Thursday morning.

On Wednesday June 10, 2015, at 10:54 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunshots fired into a home in the 5900 block of North Commercial Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted witnesses who described someone getting out of a dark colored SUV and firing one shot into the home. Nobody inside the home was injured and it's not clear what the motivation is behind the shooting.

The suspect is described as an African American male in his late-30s.

At 12:56 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at Magoo's Bar and Grill, located at 5028 Northeast 42nd Avenue.

Officers arrived at the scene and discovered evidence of gunfire and damage to a bar window. Nobody was injured and there is no suspect information.

At 1:27 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Shell Station, located at 9920 Northeast Sandy Boulevard, after a caller reported that a gunshot victim arrived at the gas station.

Officers and medical personnel arrived at the scene and contacted the victim, 23-year-old Davorea Markelle Tyjuan Walker, suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Walker was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital.

In the gas station lot, officers located Walker's vehicle which had multiple bullet holes along the driver's side of the vehicle. The investigation led officers to the 8700 block of Northeast Killingsworth Street where evidence of gunfire was located and suspected to be related to this shooting.

At this point, it is not known if any of the three shootings are connected or if they are connected to a shooting that occurred in the area of Northeast 102nd Avenue and Skidmore Street (Maywood Park, investigated by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office).

The Gang Enforcement Team is continuing to investigate several gang-related shootings citywide.

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.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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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UPDATE: Shooting Investigation in Northeast Portland's Parkrose Heights Neighborhood - No Known Injuries (Photo) - 06/10/15
Three suspects were booked into the Multnomah County Jail as a result of this investigation. A fourth was detained and released pending further investigation. The fifth suspect was not located after an extensive neighborhood search by police officers, including two K-9 Units and the Air Support Unit.

18-year-old Malik Rashawn Seamster was charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm in the City, and a probation violation for Robbery in the Third Degree.

22-year-old Jerone Enrico Cuie was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Loaded Firearm in the City.

25-year-old Ronald Emery Williams was charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm in the City, and an outstanding felony warrants for Assault in the Third Degree and Failure to Appear in the First Degree.

A 17-year-old male was detained and released to his parents.

All four subjects are known to police as gang associates.

Officers seized two handguns from the suspect vehicle and located evidence of gunfire in the parking lot next to Knott Park, located at 11456 Northeast Knott Street.

The Gang Enforcement Team is continuing to investigate several gang-related shootings citywide.

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.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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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On Tuesday June 9, 2015, at 10:53 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to multiple reports of gunshots heard in the area of Northeast 112th Avenue and Sacramento Street. Callers also reported hearing screeching tires and the sound of a vehicle speeding out of the area after the shooting.

Several officers responded to the area and one officer spotted a vehicle being driven quickly out of the area. The driver of the vehicle led police on a short traffic pursuit before crashing in the area of Northeast 114th Avenue and Glisan Street.

Several people ran from the vehicle and at least one person has been detained by police.

Officers, including a Police K-9 Unit, are searching the neighborhood looking for the additional occupants of the vehicle.

No gunshot victims have been located at this time.

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

No additional updates are expected until after 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday.

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UPDATE #2: Major Crash Team Investigating Fatal Crash on NW Meridian Ridge Drive Near Skyline Boulevard (Photo) - 06/10/15
Traffic Division investigators have learned that 39-year-old Jacob Seth Farrar, the suspected driver in this crash, died on Tuesday at a Portland hospital.

29-year-old Jack Davis, a passenger in the vehicle, died at the crash scene after being ejected from the vehicle. 30-year-old Kathryn Anne McEachern, also a passenger in the vehicle, was treated and released from a Portland hospital.

The case remains under investigation.

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The two people injured in Sunday evening's crash have been identified as 39-year-old Jacob Seth Farrar and 30-year-old Kathryn Anne McEachern.

Farrar remains in a Portland hospital in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

McEachern was treated and released from a Portland hospital.

A third person, 29-year-old Jack Davis, was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene.

Crash investigators suspect that Farrar was the driver (he is the registered owner) of the vehicle, a 1998 Nissan Pathfinder. McEachern was the front passenger and Davis was seated in the rear of the vehicle.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation but preliminary information indicates that alcohol and speed (driving) may be a factor.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact Officer Erik Koppang at (503) 823-2216, erik.koppang@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Sunday May 17, 2015, at 7:53 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of an injury crash in the 6600 block of Northwest Meridian Ridge Drive.

Officers and Portland Fire & Rescue personnel arrived and located the vehicle down an embankment from Skyline Boulevard. Medical personnel located one person deceased at the scene, two others have been transported to Portland hospitals with traumatic injuries.

Initial information indicates that the vehicle left the roadway on Skyline Boulevard and rolled down an embankment towards Meridian Ridge Drive, striking a house and catching fire. Neighbors worked to get the vehicle fire out and there are no reported injuries at the home. It is not known at this time the extent of the damage to the home, the cause of the crash or which of the three people was the driver.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is at the scene beginning a crash investigation.

Traffic on Skyline Boulevard may be affected for several hours during this investigation.

No additional updates are expected this evening.

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Suspected Suicide After Woman's Body Found in Willamette River (Photo) - 06/10/15
On Wednesday June 10, 2015, at 2:04 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the top deck of the Fremont Bridge after the report of a car parked on the South shoulder with the engine running and nobody around the vehicle.

Officers checked both directions on the bridge but did not locate anyone so they requested Portland Fire & Rescue and the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office to respond via boat to check the Willamette River below the bridge.

A deceased female adult was found in the river. The deceased matched the description of the registered owner of the vehicle.

The Medical Examiner's Office will conduct an autopsy and confirm the woman's identity.

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

The Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center is available 24 hours a day at 503-988-4888.

If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please visit Cascadia or call 503-963-2575. Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has an urgent walk-in clinic, open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., 7 days a week. Payment is not necessary.

Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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

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Teenager Attacked by a Stranger in Southwest Portland's Hillsdale Neighborhood - 06/10/15
On Wednesday June 10, 2015, at 8:20 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 6700 block of Southwest Capitol Hill Road after receiving a report that a 14-year-old girl had been attacked by a stranger.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and contacted the victim and her family. The victim was not seriously injured but did require medical attention.

The victim told police that she was walking her dog through a Frisbee golf course area next to the Greater Portland Bible Church when she was pushed down from behind and held on the ground by an unknown male.

The victim told police that her dog bit the man, who got up and ran away.

Several officers, including a Police K-9 Unit, searched the neighborhood and the adjacent Stephens Creek Natural Area but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The victim described the suspect as a white male in his 40s, wearing saggy blue jeans, a long sleeve shirt, and that he "smelled like pot."

Anyone who witnessed the attack is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

Anyone with other information should contact the Sex Crimes Unit at 503-823-0400.

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

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

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

* Multnomah County Victims' Assistance Program: Provides support during the reporting of sexual assaults and referrals to victim services and resources: 503-988-3222.
* 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 Strength programs provide free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area.

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

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GREAT Graduation Today at Holy Cross School (Photo) - 06/10/15
Today, Wednesday June 10, 2015, at 11:30 a.m., the Portland Police Bureau G.R.E.A.T. Program will be honoring students at Holy Cross School at 5202 North Bowdoin Street.

Officer Ryan Lewton will be celebrating the graduation and honoring the students hard work and achievement in the G.R.E.A.T. Program.

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

Media is invited to attend this special event and is asked to check in with the office before attending the graduation.

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

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Gang Enforcement Team Seizes Four Handguns Monday Night - One Arrested (Photo) - 06/09/15
In the early evening hours of Monday June 8, 2015, Gang Enforcement Team (GET) and North Precinct officers were flagged down in the area of Northeast 28th Avenue and Alberta Street regarding a group of people in the area that surrounded a driver and pointed at him with their hands as if they were going to shoot him. The driver saw one subject pull a gun out of his waistband and start walking toward the car so the driver sped away and called police.

The driver provided descriptions to officers who were able to locate and contact the group, arresting one individual and seizing a handgun.

20-year-old Deshawn Nichols was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Altering an ID on a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, and Resist Arrest.

Later in the evening, GET officers responded to the Shady Lady, located at 4579 Northeast Cully Boulevard, on the report of numerous gang associates that were in the parking lot. As officers arrived in the area, a large group of gang associates went into the bar then were asked to leave by management.

After assisting the management with asking people to leave the business and lot, officers located three firearms discarded near the dumpster.

No arrests were made at the Shady Lady and the Gun Task Force is continuing to investigate.

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

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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

Community members witnessing a gun crime in progress should immediately 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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Convicted Felon Arrested After Hiding a Gun Under a Parked Car at Ventura Park (Photo) - 06/08/15
On Monday June 8, 2015, at 12:19 a.m., East Precinct officers contacted a group of people in Ventura Park, located at Southeast 113th Avenue and Stark Street, after officers noticed that the group was in the park after park closure hours, drinking alcohol.

As officers approached the group, the group of people started walking away from police and towards cars in the parking lot.

Officers observed one member of the group, later identified as 26-year-old Corey Kenneth Johnson, place a handgun underneath one of the parked cars, then sitting on the curb along with the others in the group.

Based on the officers' observations, additional officers were requested to respond to the scene. Officers spoke with the group about park closure hours and laws regarding drinking alcohol in public. When cover units arrived, Johnson was arrested without incident and officers seized the loaded handgun from under the car.

Johnson was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Loaded Firearm.

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

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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

Community members witnessing a gun crime in progress should immediately 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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First Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser for Portland Police Cadets and Reserve Officers on August 29 #YourCityYourPolice (Photo) - 06/08/15
On Saturday August 29, 2015, Mountain View Golf Club in Boring, Oregon, will host the First Annual Portland Police Cadets/Reserve Officer Golf Tournament.

The golf tournament is a fundraiser for both the Cadets and Reserve Officers, who volunteer their time to help keep the City of Portland as one of the safest cities in the country.

The tournament is a four person scramble with registration beginning at 11:30 a.m. and is limited to the first 144 golfers who register. There will be a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start to the tournament followed by a dinner and awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m.

Registration costs are $125.00 per person. Hole sponsorship is available for $250.00 per hole and corporate sponsorship is available for $1,000.00 (includes foursome fee). All net proceeds from the event will go directly to the Portland Police Bureau Cadet/Reserve Program.

The tournament is expected to sell out so register early to guarantee your spot on the course.

Register today by following this link: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/533019

Sponsors of the tournament include Robert Ball Companies, Point Blank Distributing and Benchmade.

For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Deborah Monk at 503-823-4849, deborah.monk@portlandoregon.gov

To learn more about the Portland Police Cadet Program, please visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/420436

To learn more about the Portland Police Reserve Officer Program, please visit
http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/420442

Mountain View Golf Club is located at 27195 Southeast Kelso Road, Boring, Oregon 97009.

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UPDATE - East Precinct officers respond to shooting in the 9100 block of S.E. Powell Blvd - 06/07/15
Officers have concluded the initial stages of this investigation. Following-up on the reported shooting officers have been able to determine that the gunshot wound in this incident was self-inflicted. Officers have recovered the firearm. The youth involved in this case has not been charged at this time, however, he may be charged upon the conclusion of this investigation.

This incident points to the danger of youth improperly handling firearms. If anyone has information about firearms crimes they are asked to call the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106.

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The victim in this case is a juvenile. He suffered a non-life-threatening wound to his leg and is being taken to area hospital. Investigators are unsure if this is gang-related and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting or has other information is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

The Gang Enforcement Team is continuing to investigate several gang-related shootings citywide.

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.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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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Traffic will be impacted further west than initially indicate, possibly to S.E. 85th Avenue.

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Today, June 7, 2015, at 7:03 p.m., East Precinct officers received a call of a possible shooting at the McDonald's in the 9100 block of S.E. Powell Blvd. Officers have responded to the area and located at least one victim with a possible gunshot wound. Medical units have arrived and are treating the victim.

The investigation is ongoing. There is no suspect information at this time. Traffic in the area of S.E. Powell Blvd from S.E. 90th Avenue to S.E. 92nd Avenue may be impacted. Updates will follow.

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