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Bureau Statement Regarding the Release of Un-Redacted Police Reports - 12/02/16

The Portland Police Bureau has received questions and concerns about the City's decision to provide un-redacted police reports in a news release earlier this week. The Bureau has received several emails, phone calls and social media posts from people who believe the Bureau should have redacted the addresses and phone numbers of those arrested. The Bureau also received communication expressing concern that those who were arrested could be subject to harassment.

The Bureau followed clearly established law in providing these public records as advised by the City Attorney's Office. Anyone who interprets the City's release of un-redacted reports as an implicit endorsement to threaten the people listed in those reports is absolutely wrong. The Bureau encourages anyone who has received threats to report them to the Portland Police Bureau or another law enforcement agency. The Bureau also wants to be clear that the release of these reports was in no way, shape or form retaliation for protected speech. They were released due to a public records request and the significant public and media interest in the arrests, not in an attempt to be punitive.

The Bureau's Records Division consults with the City Attorney's Office about whether Oregon law permits the redaction of the addresses and phone numbers of anyone listed in police reports, including in this case, those arrested.

The 2010 legal opinion from the Multnomah County District Attorney ordering the City to release addresses and phone numbers of witnesses listed in a police report is directly on point: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/619767

In that case, the City asserted that addresses and phone numbers in police reports are personal information and should be redacted--particularly in high-profile cases where concerns about retaliation or unwelcome attention from the general public are heightened. In contrast, the Oregonian argued that redaction was unlawful because the contact information of those who interact with police "is just the sort of vital information that the public records law was intended to get out into the public." In siding with the Oregonian, then-District Attorney Michael Schrunk cited the "strong and enduring Oregon policy that public records and government activities shall be open to the public."

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to transparency, open data and adherence to public records laws.

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Gang Enforcement Team Investigating Thursday Evening Shooting - No Injuries - 12/02/16

On Thursday December 1, 2016, at 11:24 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to multiple reports of gunfire in the area of Northeast 70th Avenue and Fremont Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located a residence on in the 3500 block of Northeast 70th Avenue that was struck by gunfire. None of the residents were injured.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team assumed control of the investigation.

The Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team (GET) 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 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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49 Citations, 29 Warnings, One Arrest During a #VisionZero Traffic Safety Mission on Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard (Photo) - 12/02/16

On Thursday December 1, 2016, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division, assisted by North, Central and East Precinct, conducted a Vision Zero traffic safety mission on Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard, from I-84 to Southeast Powell Boulevard. This area was selected due to numerous community complaints and it is a high traffic area for all road users.

In total, 49 citations for 60 separate violations were issued, 29 warnings for 32 separate violations were issued and one arrest for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII).

This mission was conducted in an effort to address the high number of traffic crashes this year resulting in serious physical injuries or death.

38 people have died in traffic fatalities in 2016 in the City of Portland.

The Traffic Division and Precinct operations will be conducting future enforcement missions as staffing allows.

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

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

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Suspect Fires Shot During Armed Robbery of Convenience Store on Thursday Night - No Injuries - 12/02/16

On Thursday December 1, 2016, at 7:11 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Mini Mart Express, located at 16437 Southeast Powell Boulevard, on the report of a robbery where the suspect fired a shot.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to the employee who told police that the suspect entered the store, armed with a handgun, and pointed it at the employee as he demanded money. The employee ducked and the suspect fired a single shot then ran out of the store without obtaining any cash. The suspect may have left the area in a dark colored car.

The suspect was described as a black male in his 20s or 30s, 5'8" to 5'9" tall, average build, wearing dark clothing and a cloth covering his face.

Neither the employee or a customer that was in the store were injured as a result of the shooting.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery detectives at 503-823-0403.

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UPDATE #2: Fatal Traffic Crash on Swan Island - Major Crash Team Investigating - 12/02/16

The driver killed in Wednesday morning's crash was identified as 47-year-old Kyle Andrew Cline of Northeast Portland.

The truck driver involved in the crash was identified as 49-year-old Michael Dungey of Vancouver, Washington.

The investigation into the crash is continuing and once completed, it will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

North Basin Avenue was reopened to regular traffic at approximately 10:00 a.m. after investigators cleared the crash scene.

The driver killed has tentatively been identified as a 47-year-old male. His name will be released after his family has been notified.

The driver of the other vehicle that left the area was contacted and interviewed by police. The driver was not actually involved in the crash and was cooperative with investigators.

The truck driver involved in the crash was a 49-year-old male. The driver did not exhibit any signs of impairment and was cooperative with investigators.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Wednesday November 30, 2016, at 5:27 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a pin-in traffic crash on North Basin Avenue, North of Emerson Street, on Swan Island.

Officers, firefighters and medical personnel arrived and located the crash scene. One driver was deceased and the other driver was not injured.

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

Preliminary information indicates that two cars were being driven northbound on Basin at a high rate of speed, in the southbound lanes of traffic. A semi-truck was being driven southbound on Basin when one of the drivers of the speeding cars veered to avoid a collision while the other did not and collided with the semi-truck. The driver who avoided the collision did not stop and left the area.

The driver of the car involved in the crash died at the scene while the semi-truck driver was not injured.

Based on an initial investigation, road speed and wet road conditions appear to be factors.

North Basin Avenue, North of Emerson Street, will be closed for several hours. Officers at the scene are working to keep truck traffic moving but delays should be anticipated by drivers.

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

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

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PPB Geocaching Celebrates First Anniversary (Photo) - 12/02/16

The Portland Police Bureau's Geocaching Program is nearing its first anniversary as an ongoing community outreach opportunity. To date, the Bureau's six permanent geocaches have been visited a total of 662 times.

Geocaching is a popular activity around the world and there are more than 21,000 geocaches in the Portland area. People find them through Geocaching.com and their apps, sign the log book and share their experience.

The Bureau will celebrate the first anniversary this Saturday, December 3, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the North Precinct Community Room. At the event, the Bureau's Geocaching plans for 2017 will be announced as well as a special coin challenge. Refreshments will be served. If you would like to attend, visit the Bureau's geocaching event page and log "will attend": https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC6VGET_portland-police-bureau-year-end-event

Most of the visitors to the Bureau's geocaches have posted comments that are very supportive, thanking PPB for its service and specifically for its willingness to be involved in the geocaching community.

Developed by Sgt. Hank Hays, with the idea of creating opportunities for the police and public to interact in a positive setting, the PPB has placed geocaches at various police building facilities; all three precincts, plus the former Southeast Precinct, Traffic Division and Training Facility.

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America's Largest Christmas Bazaar Sunshine Day food drive supports Sunshine Division - 12/01/16

***This is being sent on behalf of the Portland Police Sunshine Division***

For the past 35 years, America's Largest Christmas Bazaar has been on the forefront of helping the hungry during the holidays. On Friday, December 2nd -- bring two cans of food (per person) and get free entry to the show. The Christmas Bazaar has provided more than two tons of food for the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division every year since 1985. This is one of the largest single food donations made by a local Portland business.

Admission: $8.00 for adults -- kids 12 and under are only $3.00.
FREE Entry: Friday, December 2 -- bring two cans of food (per person) for local food banks
Dates: November 25-27. And the next Weekend: and Dec. 2-4
Location: Portland EXPO Center -- Exit 306b off of I-5 North or South
Light Rail: Take the Yellow Line right to the Expo Center
WEB: www.expochristmasbazaar.com
Phone: (503)282-0974

"Christine Palmer & Associates has supported Sunshine Division's no-cost food assistance programs for over three decades. The Christmas bazaar food drive, one of our largest, single event food drives, has impacted thousands of families over the years. This food drive makes an enormous impact on the clients we serve in the Portland-metro community" said Sunshine Division's assigned officer, Matt Tobey.


About the Sunshine Division
Since 1923 the Sunshine Division has provided free emergency food and clothing to families and individuals in times of crisis. This December marks 94 years that Sunshine Division and Portland Police Bureau members will home deliver holiday food boxes. This year, 2,500 food boxes will be delivered to families in need via three Portland police precincts and the Sunshine Division warehouse. An additional 1,000 holiday food boxes will be distributed via 20 local non-profits throughout the metro area (at no cost) to help the families and individuals they serve in their communities.

Sunshine Division is the only charity in the U.S. working side-by-side with first responders to distribute food and clothing 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We currently serve approximately 1,300 households directly (each month) at our North Portland facility where families can access FREE food and clothing 6 days a week, year round.

Sunshine Division is also a small food bank, assisting more than 20 local non-profits in the four county area, the Portland Police Bureau, and other local first responders, by providing them with FREE bulk food, clothing, holiday food boxes, and/or emergency food boxes to distribute throughout the metro area.

More than .90 cents of every dollar donated goes to Sunshine's mission and programs. Our efficiency makes us the only local food relief organization to receive five consecutive "four-star ratings" from the charity watchdog organization, Charity Navigator. Only 7% of the charities ranked nationally have received five consecutive 4-star evaluations.

About America's Largest Christmas Bazaar

This show is a great way to exchange the frantic shopping environments of the malls to strolling down the aisles at the Expo Center where you'll find the perfect blend of made-by-hand items. Holiday music provided by K103 is the perfect background for picking up distinctive stocking stuffers, as well as grand gifts, gadgets and good deals. Visiting Santa's Village and taking a ride on the beautiful carousel add to the experience. The vendors who fill the 900 booths at the show have been working on their gifts, toys, treats and decorations since early last year (much like a big red elf we all know).

The show is owned by Christine Palmer, who was there for the first show in 1982. Her small company (known as the elves), spend most of the year planning and putting it together. Several years ago, the show added Artisan's Alleys, two large areas in the center of each of the exhibit halls. 'Placing all the handcrafted items together made a huge difference', says Christine. 'It has been an attractive thing for the handcrafted vendors, which has meant we've been able to grow our handcrafted presence', she said. 'This year there were more handcrafted booths than we could fit in those areas, so you'll also find handcrafted booths sprinkled throughout the show'.

Among the hundreds of booths you will discover special gifts for men, women, children, friends and even your pet! You'll find hand-crafted, one of a kind gifts, holiday foods and gourmet treats, personalized ornaments, apparel, fresh greenery, useful household gadgets, smoked salmon, all kinds of jewelry, stocking stuffers, gifts from foreign lands, vintage collectibles and much more. Rather than running all over the city to fulfill your gift list, make America's Largest Christmas Bazaar your one-stop shopping experience. Look for gorgeous items made here in the Northwest such as candles, jewelry, hand-painted personalized Christmas ornaments, soap sold by the slice, organic natural beauty products, and much, much more!




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Gang Enforcement Team Investigating Two Overnight Shootings - Two People Injured (Photo) - 12/01/16

The Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team is investigating two shootings overnight that left two people injured.

On Thursday December 1, 2016, at 12:14 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting outside the Holiday Inn, located at 8439 Northeast Columbia Boulevard.

Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and located an 18-year-old male suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a Portland hospital by ambulance, accompanied by his 19-year-old girlfriend. At the hospital it was determined that she too was suffering from a minor, non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Neither victim had any suspect information.

At 2:51 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast 93rd Avenue and Thompson on the report of gunfire. Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire in the street and damage to a motorhome parked in the driveway of a home in the 9300 block of Northeast Thompson Street. The two people inside the motorhome were not injured.
Information learned at the scene indicated that both shootings were connected and believed to be gang-related incidents.

The Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team (GET) 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 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Stabbing Victim Succumbs to Injuries -- Suspect Indicted for Murder (Photo) - 11/30/16

On November 29, 2016, 50-year-old Charles Anthony Longjaw was indicted by a Multnomah County Grand Jury on a charge of Murder. He will be arraigned on Thursday December 1, 2016.

This investigation started on Sunday November 20, 2016, at 6:02 p.m., when Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Oak Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and located the victim, 43-year-old Mark Sandoval Whelan, suffering from stab wounds. Whelan was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to serious injuries requiring multiple surgeries. On November 26, Whelan succumbed to those injuries.

Officers canvassing the area found a blood trail leading to the intersection of Southwest 4th Avenue and Pine Street. Limited information that night indicated that two males ran from the area, one described as a Hispanic or Native American male in his 30s.

Assault Detail detectives were able to identify Longjaw as the suspect and he was subsequently arrested on November 21, booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the First Degree and Assault in the Second Degree. Longjaw was additionally held on a parole violation.

Anyone with information about this stabbing is asked to contact Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-0696, brad.clifton@portlandoregon.gov.

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Police Bureau Releasing Arrest Reports from November 21 Protest (Photo) - 11/30/16

The Portland Police Bureau is releasing all police reports associated with the November 21, 2016 arrests of three people: 23-year-old Greg McKelvey, 23-year-old Micah Rhodes and 24-year-old Kathryn Stevens. These reports are being released due to the public and media interest in these arrests.

The reports are available for download at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/docs/16374346.pdf

Late yesterday, the Bureau was made aware via social media of a seven-second piece of video showing a Portland Police Bureau officer attempting to use a mandibular angle pressure point on Stevens as she was being arrested. This action is documented in officers' reports (pages 4 and 33 of documents).

The Bureau is also aware of a longer section (1:30:51) of KPTV Fox 12 video that shows much of the protest activities leading to the arrests https://www.facebook.com/fox12oregon/videos/10154837858948701/

Specifically, at approximately 52:30, there is a different angle of the arrests of McKelvey and Stevens, providing greater context to the seven-second video.

As with all arrests and uses of force by police, officers write reports documenting the sequence of events and justifications for any use of force. Those reports are subject to an administrative review to determine if the force was within policy. If the actions of an officer are found to be in violation of policy, the officer may be subject to discipline. An overview of the discipline guide can be reviewed at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/482707

"I take any allegations of improper force and misconduct seriously," said Chief Mike Marshman. "I demand that all officers' conduct is within the law, policy and consistent with the values of the community and the Portland Police Bureau."

If you witnessed actions by a police officer that you feel rise to the level of misconduct, you are encouraged to file a report with the Office of Independent Police Review at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/ipr/52031

We asked that you provide as much information as possible, including any photos, videos or documents.

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UPDATE - SERT/CNT responding to assist East Precinct - 11/29/16

###UPDATE###

The suspect in this incident has been identified as James Eric Gallaway, a 26-year-old male white. He has been booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Interfering with a Police Officer, Criminal Trespass II, Felon in Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Escape II.

The call began when an East Precinct Sergeant stopped a motorcycle for driving recklessly. During the course of the contact an officer discovered that the license plates on the motorcycle were stolen. Gallaway, the rider of the motorcycle, fled and was pursued by the sergeant and officers. The officers caught up with Gallaway and fought to take him into custody. During the struggle the sergeant was struck in the face and the suspect ran away. As he ran the officers realized he was armed with a handgun.

A perimeter was established and the subject was contained in the area. SERT responded and took Gallaway into custody.

###UPDATE###
SERT officers have taken the subject into custody and the situation is resolved.

The investigation continues but initial reports indicated that an officer observed a suspicious motorcycle and attempted to contact the rider but was unable to as the rider quickly drove off. A sergeant was able to contact the rider a short time later. During the course of this contact the an altercation occurred. The sergeant was stuck in the face with an unknown object by the suspect, who fled. The officer and sergeant began to pursue but realized the subject was armed and began establishing a perimeter.

East officers were able to contain the subject to a small area but could not get the subject to surrender. The subject dodged in and our of yards and climbed up on at least one building.

SERT arrived and was able to contact the subject and take him into custody.

The area has been opened up to traffic but officers are still searching the area for evidence. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333. The sergeant assaulted in this incident is not seriously injured.


###ORIGINAL MESSAGE###

Today, November 29, 2016, at 12:06 a.m., an East Precinct officer attempted to contact a male white in his 20's wearing a black jacket near S.E. 83rd Av. and S.E. Tolman St. The subject fled the officer on foot heading southbound on Tolman. The officer began to pursue and observed that the suspect was armed with a handgun.

Officers established a perimeter and requested the Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation (CNU) to assist with locating the subject. While awaiting SERT officers observed a subject on a roof near S.E. 82nd Av. and S.E. Bybee St. A K9 unit responded to the area as well to assist while officers attempted to contain the subject.

Officers believe they have the subject contained in the area. Traffic and TriMet is being impacted. The Portland Police Bureau is asking area residents to remain inside and call 911 if they observe any suspicious activity.

The incident is still unfolding.

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Central Officers investigate shooting in S.E. Portland - no victim located - 11/29/16

Yesterday, November 28, 2016, at 10:19 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 1700 block of S.E. Tacoma St. on a report of shots being fired. Officers responded to the area and calls reported hearing approximately 15 gunshots.

An additional caller reported seeing two black males running from the area. One was armed with a handgun. Officers arrived and located a crime scene with evidence of a shooting, including a vehicle struck by gunfire.

Officers established a crime scene and began an investigation. During the course of the investigation they request the assistance of the Gang Enforcement Team (GET). GET responded to the incident to assist with the investigation. At this point it is not known if this incident is related to other recent shootings.

At 12:55 a.m. officers had finished the initial investigation and re-opened the crime scene. The investigation is ongoing.

The Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team (GET) and Gun Task Force (GTF) are 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 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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UPDATE - East Precinct officers respond to disturbance involving a firearm - 11/28/16

###UPDATE###

Officers are opening up traffic in the area of N.E. 110th Av. and N.E. Glisan St. They have not located the suspect in the call but continue to investigate the incident. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the non-emergency number at 503-823-3333.

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE###

Today, November 28, 2016 at 2:07 a.m., East Precinct officers received a call about an armed subject threatening a cab driver in the area of N.E. 110th Av. and N.E. Glisan St. The subject was reportedly intoxicated and armed with a gun. Officers responded to the area and contacted the cab driver.

Officers learned that the suspect had been dropped off in the area and a K-9 unit responded to assist. Shortly after arriving one of the officers heard a single gunshot.

Officers have established a perimeter and are checking the area for the suspect. He is described as a white male, about 25 years-old, over 6' tall and armed with a small handgun.

Officers are now in the process of checking the area. This will impact traffic in the area around N.E. 110th Av. and N.E. Glisan St.

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East Precinct officers respond to shooting - no known injuries - 11/27/16

###UPDATE###

The Gang Enforcement Team will be responding to this incident. At this point it is not known if this incident is related to other recent shootings.

The Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team (GET) and Gun Task Force (GTF) are 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 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE###

Today, November 27, 2016, at 3:42 p.m., East Precinct officers received multiple calls reporting hearing gunshots in the 8300 block of N.E. Davis St. Officers responded to the scene and are investigating the shooting. Officers have not located any gunshot victims or suspects but have found evidence of a shooting including a home struck by gunfire.

It is early in the investigation but witnesses report a possible suspect as a black male, approximately 18 years of age, about 6 feet tall and skinny.

It is unknown if this incident is gang involved at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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UPDATE #2 -Officers respond to shooting in S.W. Portland - 11/27/16

###UPDATE###

Gang investigators have made an arrest in this shooting. Anthony Gray, a 19-year-old male and Quandrae Harris-Streeter, an 18-year-old male have been arrested. Early this morning, East Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers located a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle in the shooting. They were able to stop the vehicle and detain several occupants including the two arrested individuals.

Both subjects have been lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on charges including attempted murder and weapons charges.

Detectives continue to investigate this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Megan Burkeen at 503-823-2092 or Meghan.Burkeen@portlandoregon.gov or Det. Brian Sims at 503-823-2079 or Brian.Sims@portlandoregon.gov.


###UPDATE###

Officers have secured the scene. Initial reports indicate that a dispute occurred outside a party being held in a home in the area. It escalated and multiple shots were fired by unknown suspect(s). One person associated with the party was struck and is being transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A home was also struck.

There were a large number of youth in their late teens and possibly early twenties at the party. Officers are in the process of interviewing witnesses and the investigation continues.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team is responding to assist with the investigation. Detectives do not know if this shooting is related to other shootings reported on Friday evening.

The Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team (GET) and Gun Task Force (GTF) are 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 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE###

This morning, November 27,2016, at 4:35 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a shooting in the 0200 block of S.W. Hamilton St. Officers have arrived and are securing the scene.

While still early in the investigation officers believe the shooting was associated with a party being held at a home in the area. Officers believe the suspect or suspects have fled the location. At least one individual was shot. Officers on scene do not believe the injury is life-threatening at this time.

Officers do not know if the shooting is gang-related. Additional updates will follow as the investigation progresses.

The PPB asks that information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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



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UPDATE - LOCATED - Public's help sought in locating a missing 78-year-old male (Photo) - 11/26/16

###UPDATE###

Mr. Rosenblum has been located.

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE###

Portland Police Bureau Missing Persons detectives are asking for the public's help in locating Stanley Rosenblum, a 78-year-old male. Mr. Rosenblum is a white male, about 5'10" tall and weighing 198 pounds. He was last seen in the 600 block of SW 11th ave at about 6:00 a.m. He was wearing a light blue jeans, a dark blue jacket, white sneakers and blue baseball cap. Mr. Rosenblum is medically fragile and not familiar with Portland.

Anyone who sees Mr. Rosenblum is asked to call 911. Anyone with information about his possible whereabouts or with historical sightings is asked to email Det. Helwig at Heidi.helwig@portlandoregon.gov.

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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Until Tuesday November 29 - 11/26/16

Sgt. Greg Stewart is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) for the Portland Police Bureau until Tuesday November 29, 2016.

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.

All other requests will be answered the next business day.

Guidelines for media, including how to officially request records, may be found here: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/571559

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Drunk Driver Crashes into Police Car Blocking Traffic on Sandy Boulevard Friday Night - 11/26/16

On Friday November 25, 2016, at 11:12 p.m., a North Precinct officer was blocking Northeast Sandy Boulevard at 112th Avenue while conducting an investigation into a crash involving a driver and a pedestrian.

The marked police car, a 2013 Chevrolet Caprice, was unoccupied, blocking eastbound Sandy Boulevard with its emergency lights activated.

18-year-old Damian Begay was driving eastbound in a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu at a speed estimated to be above the posted speed limit, failed to stop and struck the patrol car, significantly damaging both vehicles.

Begay was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries. Based on the investigation, Begay was given criminal citations for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants and Reckless Driving.

The pedestrian struck in the initial call was not seriously injured.

Drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs injure and kill thousands of people every year. People consuming alcohol or drugs are urged not to get behind the wheel and should have a sober driver or utilize taxis, rideshare companies, or transit so everyone is safe on our streets.

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

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

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UPDATE: Major Crash Team Investigating Pedestrian Fatality at SE 160th and Stark (Photo) - 11/26/16

After an investigation into Friday night's pedestrian fatality on Southeast Stark Street, Traffic Division officers arrested the driver involved in the crash.

The driver, 37-year-old William Rugg of Camas, Washington, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Criminally Negligent Homicide. Rugg will be arraigned on Monday.

Investigators learned that Rugg was driving his 1996 Ford F-150 pickup eastbound on Stark Street when he struck 75-year-old Tony Joy of Vancouver, Washington in the crosswalk. Joy was walking from the north side of Stark to the south side, in a marked crosswalk that was previously upgraded with a rapid flashing light beacon, which alerts traffic that a pedestrian is crossing the street. Evidence collected at the scene as well as witness statements indicate that the rapid flashing beacon was activated and working at the time of the crash.

After the crash, Rugg pulled into a large parking lot and remained at the scene. Based on information learned during the investigation, Rugg was arrested and booked into jail. Additional investigation is being conducted by Traffic Division officers.

This is the 37th traffic fatality in the City of Portland in 2016.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Friday November 25, 2016, at 5:44 p.m., East Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a pedestrian hit by a driver at Southeast 160th Avenue and Stark Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and found a male in his 70s critically injured at the scene. The man was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital but did not survive his injuries.

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

Southeast Stark Street is closed in both directions at 160th Avenue for the next few hours as the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team conducts an investigation.

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

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

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One Person Injured in Shooting on SE Hawthorne Overnight - Gang Enforcement Team Investigating (Photo) - 11/26/16

On Saturday November 26, 2016, at 12:15 a.m., Central Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 700 block of Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard.

Officers arrived and medical personnel arrived and located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to serious but not believed to be life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses indicated to police that the suspect was an African American male in his 20s, 5'9" tall, 120 pounds, wearing dark clothing. Witnesses told police that the suspect was last seen running eastbound on Hawthworne.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team took over the investigation. Detectives do not know if this shooting is related to other shootings reported on Friday evening.

The Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team (GET) and Gun Task Force (GTF) are 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 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Gang Enforcement Team Investigating Two Shootings in North Precinct on Friday Evening (Photo) - 11/25/16

The Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team is investigating two shootings in North Precinct that occurred this evening, Friday November 25, 2016.

At 8:00 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the 9500 block of North Todd Street on the report of gunfire. Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire, including damage to two parked cars and two residences. No gunshot victims were located at the scene or arrived at any Portland hospitals.

Information police learned at the scene indicates that several people were firing guns and all left the area.

At 9:55 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to Northeast 8th Avenue and Broadway on the report of gunfire.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire but did not locate any gunshot victims. Witnesses told police that after the gunfire, several African American males ran and left in different vehicles.

At this point it is not known if these shootings are connected.

The Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team (GET) and Gun Task Force (GTF) are 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 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Gang Member Suspected of Double Shooting Arrested on Monday (Photo) - 11/25/16

On Monday November 21, 2016, 26-year-old Claybourne Michael Crane was arrested in connection with the shooting of two women on November 18.

Crane was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempted Aggravated Murder (three counts), Attempted Murder, Assault in the First Degree, Assault in the Second Degree (two counts), Unlawful Use of a Weapon (three counts), Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Possession of Cocaine.

Crane is a documented gang member and was arrested by members of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) after Gang Enforcement Team (GET) detectives developed probable cause to arrest him for the shooting.

This investigation started on November 18, at 12:39 a.m., when North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at Jags Clubhouse, located at 605 North Columbia Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and learned that a 22-year-old female was inside the bar and suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a Portland hospital by ambulance for treatment and will survive her injuries.

Officers learned that there was a disturbance outside the club and that an African American male fired several shots towards a parked vehicle containing several people then ran away from the scene. The victim walked into the club to seek help.

As officers were investigating the shooting, other officers responded to the report of a carjacking in the area of Northeast Broadway and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at the 76 Gas Station. Officers arrived in the area and contacted a 30-year-old female suffering from gunshot wounds. Medical personnel arrived and transported the victim by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers learned that the second victim was shot outside Jags Clubhouse and it did not appear that any carjacking occurred at the 76 Gas Station.

Based on information learned at the scene, GET responded to conduct the investigation.

The Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team (GET) and Gun Task Force (GTF) are 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 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Marijuana Dispensary Burglarized Early Thursday - Three Suspects Arrested (Photo) - 11/25/16

On Thursday November 24, 2016, at 4:16 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a burglary alarm at the Allied Patient Care Dispensary, located at 729 Southeast Powell Boulevard.

As officers arrived, they saw three suspects running from the business. One suspect was apprehended quickly while the other two suspects hid in the neighborhood. a Canine Unit from the Washington County Sheriff's Office responded to assist with the search. The two outstanding suspects were located and taken into custody without incident.

During the investigation, officers located a van with the engine running parked across the street from the dispensary. Inside the van, officers observed marijuana plants and a rifle. The van and contents were seized as evidence.

23-year-old Joshua Nathan Nice was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the Second Degree and Conspiracy to Commit Burglary in the Second Degree. Additionally, Nice had an outstanding parole violation warrant.

23-year-old Winston Oscar Mcleod was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the Second Degree (two counts). Additionally, Mcleod had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.

26-year-old Seth Laban Williams was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the Second Degree.

Anyone with additional information about this burglary or these suspects is asked to contact Detective Matt Estes at 503-823-0462, matthew.estes@portlandoregon.gov.

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Two Suspects Arrested, Gun Seized in Old Town (Photo) - 11/24/16

On Thursday November 24, 2016, at 2:27 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the area of Northwest 1st Avenue and Davis Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with witness who provided descriptions of the suspects. No gunshot victims were located by police but officers did find evidence of gunfire. Callers and witnesses provided information that the suspects may have been in a dispute with another party in a vehicle prior to the gunfire.

Officers contacted two subjects matching the suspects descriptions at Northwest 4th Avenue and Couch Street. One of the suspects dropped a handgun onto the ground during a struggle with officers. He was taken into custody along with the second suspect.

The suspect with the gun, 29-year-old Christian Emmanuel Ramirez-Sanchez, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on numerous charges, including Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

The second suspect, 27-year-old Carlos Fernando Ortega, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Possession of Cocaine.

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Safeway Winter Wonderland Holiday Light Show Opens Nov 25 (Photo) - 11/23/16

***This release is being sent on behalf of the Portland Police Sunshine Division***

THE SAFEWAY WINTER WONDERLAND HOLIDAY LIGHT SHOW OPENS NOVEMBER 25TH, HELPS SUNSHINE DIVISION MAKE SEASONS BRIGHTER FOR FAMILIES IN NEED

The Safeway Winter Wonderland holiday light show, powered by Advantis Credit Union, opens for the season starting Friday, November 25, 2016, from 5pm to 11pm at Portland International Raceway. The light show now operates as a fundraiser for the Sunshine Division's food and clothing assistance programs. A title sponsorship from the Safeway Foundation and a presenting sponsorship from Advantis Credit Union provide significant funding support for the holiday light show this year.

"Expect some LED updgrades and new installations this year to the show," said Sunshine Division's Executive Director, Kyle Camberg. "We're making a series of upgrades in the years to come, including additional lighting installations and a complete transition to energy-efficient LED bulbs."

The show hours are Sunday -- Thursday, 5:30pm -- 9:30pm and Friday -- Saturday, 5pm -- 11pm. A detailed schedule of events can be seen at http://winterwonderlandportland.com/ Purchase advance tickets online at https://www.tickettomato.com/event/4136 or for $2 off at all Portland-area Safeway stores at customer service. Please note: November 28th is closed to the public.


Special nights include:
Bike the Lights Night -- November 29th from 5:30pm -- 9:30pm (at PIR)
No cars this evening.
Bike the lights with your family. Free onsite mechanical repairs by Bike Gallery. Don't have a bike? Nike Biketown Portland will be onsite with a limited number of bikes to share. Don't forget to deck your bike with lights! Helmets required for kids 16 and under.

Lloyd Center Lights & Leashes Dog Walk Night -- December 6th from 5:30pm -- 9:30pm (at PIR)
No cars this evening.
Walk the light show with or without your dog, partnering with our canine friends: Fences for Fido, Pacific Pug Rescue, and Project Pooch. Meet the hardest working dogs in Portland, Portland Police Bureau's K-9s.

Bring a bag of no-grain dog food, dress up your pooch for the 7pm costume contest emceed by iHeart Radio's Mives, and stop by the Lloyd Center booth to visit Santa!

The Sunshine Division has been committed to making holiday seasons brighter for local families since 1923. Winter Wonderland aligns with that mission by creating a platform to generate community support during a critical time of year. The 2016 show will be managed on behalf of Sunshine Division with support from the Hood To Coast Race Series staff. This year's show opens November 25, 2016 and closes Christmas night, Sunday, December 25, 2016.

ABOUT WINTER WONDERLAND
Recognized throughout the Pacific Northwest as the "Largest Holiday Light Show West of the Mississippi", the 24th annual Winter Wonderland Holiday Light Show at Portland International Raceway is now a signature fund and food-raiser for the Sunshine Division. Spectators can enjoy the most impressive drive-through light show in the region, viewing over 250 colorful light set pieces and many fully animated scenes from the comfort of their own vehicle. Over two million visitors have taken the Winter Wonderland journey since its origin.

ABOUT THE SUNSHINE DIVISION
Since 1923 the Sunshine Division has provided free emergency food and clothing to families and individuals in times of crisis. This December marks 94 years that Sunshine Division and Portland Police Bureau members will home deliver holiday food boxes. This year, 2,500 food boxes will be delivered to families in need via three Portland police precincts and the Sunshine Division warehouse. An additional 1,000 holiday food boxes will be distributed via 20+ local non-profits throughout the metro area (at no cost) to help the families and individuals they serve in their communities.

We are the only charity in the U.S. working side-by-side with first responders to distribute food and clothing 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We currently serve approximately 1,300 households EACH MONTH directly at our facility in North Portland where families can access FREE food and clothing 6 days a week, year round.

Sunshine Division is also a small food bank, assisting more than 25 local non-profits in the four county area, the Portland Police Bureau, and other local first responders, by providing them with FREE bulk food, clothing, holiday food boxes, and/or emergency food boxes to distribute throughout the metro area. All services we provide to individuals and other agencies are 100% free.

More than .90 cents of every donation goes to Sunshine's mission and programs. Our efficiency makes us the only local food relief organization to receive five consecutive "four-star ratings" from the charity watchdog organization, Charity Navigator. Only 7% of the charities rated nationally have received five consecutive 4-star evaluations.

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Thousands of Portlanders to Enjoy Thanksgiving Weekend Activities - 11/23/16

The Portland Police Bureau wants to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving weekend. Over the next several days, there will be many activities for Portlanders to enjoy and your police officers will be on the streets to keep people safe.

Friday's activities and events include the Macy's Holiday Parade in Downtown Portland, "Black Friday" shopping and the Holiday Tree Lighting at Pioneer Square.

On Saturday, the 120th version of the "Civil War" football game between the Oregon State Beavers and the Oregon Ducks will be played at 1:00 p.m. in Corvallis and shown on TV's throughout the Portland area.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to encourage people attending any of these various events to drive, bike or walk safely. TriMet and a variety of taxis and rideshare options exist for the safe travel of Portlanders and can ease the burden on traffic and parking challenges on busy weekends.

The Portland Police Bureau has a robust security plan, including extra officers who will be on patrol all weekend to make sure people are safe as they attend various events and celebrate with family and friends.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind the public drunk and drug-impaired driving is dangerous and illegal. Please follow these helpful reminders:

* Use a designated driver.
* Use TriMet, call a taxi or a ride-sharing company.
* If you consume alcohol or marijuana, do it responsibly.
* Remember, buzzed driving is drunk driving.

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

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49-Year-Old Man Seriously Injured in Early Morning Stabbing in Southeast Portland - 11/22/16

On Tuesday November 22, 2016, at 4:48 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 7-Eleven store located at 14750 Southeast Stark Street on the report of a stabbing.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the 49-year-old male victim suffering from serious injuries. He was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.

The victim told police that he was assaulted and stabbed by two white males in their 20s, both wearing baseball caps. The victim believed he recognized one of the suspects. Based on the investigation, police believe one of the suspects may also have been injured in the fight.

Several officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspects descriptions.

Anyone with information about the stabbing may contact Assault detectives at 503-823-0400, reference case #16-375037.

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Three Arrested During Student Protest March on Monday Afternoon - 11/21/16

In the afternoon hours of Monday November 21, 2016, Portland Police Bureau officers arrested three people during a student protest march that started at Holliday Park at 4:00 p.m.

* 23-year-old Gregory Robert McKelvey was arrested for Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree;

* 23-year-old Micah Isaiah Rhodes was arrested for Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Interfering with a Peace Officer; and,

* 24-year-old Kathryn Nora Stevens was arrested for Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Interfering with a Peace Officer.

The student protest march participants, most of whom appeared to be youth, left Holliday Park and began walking in the streets towards Downtown Portland. Officers from the Traffic Division; North, Central and East Precincts; and, the Youth Services Division worked to keep students safe, keep the march moving and to minimize impacts to road users and TriMet.

During the march, police officers observed McKelvey and Rhodes actively encouraging and directing student protesters to counter lawful police orders which were being broadcast over a loudspeaker by police. At Southwest 5th Avenue and Salmon Street, officers arrested McKelvey then arrested Stevens after she attempted to interfere with McKelvey's arrest. Rhodes was arrested later at Southwest 2nd Avenue and Madison Street.

McKelvey, Rhodes and Stevens were booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned on Tuesday. Booking photos will be available online shortly at http://www.mcso.us

After the first two arrests, students congregated in the City Hall plaza on 4th Avenue, held a brief rally on the 2nd Avenue side of the Justice Center, and then left Downtown Portland without further activities.

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Suspect Arrested After Robbing North Portland Credit Union Twice (Photo) - 11/21/16

On Saturday, November 19, 2016, Portland Police Robbery detectives, North Precinct officers, and an FBI agent contacted and arrested 19-year-old Marshall Charles Richmond outside the Trailhead Credit Union, located at 3904 North Mississippi Avenue. Richmond was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a Federal Hold for Bank Robbery.

Portland Police Bureau and FBI personnel conducted a surveillance mission on November 19 at the Trailhead Credit Union. Portland Police and FBI agents established a plan to apprehend the person believed to be responsible for robberies that had taken place at the credit union on September 19 and October 19. While investigators watched the location, a man later identified as Richmond was seen outside the Credit Union. Richmond appeared to be casing the credit union and he matched the description of the person responsible for the earlier robberies. Richmond was taken into custody and a pre-written robbery note was located in his possession.

Anyone with additional information regarding Richmond is asked to contact Detective Brett Hawkinson at 503-823-1080 or brett.hawkinson@portlandoregon.gov.

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Protest Vandalism Suspect Turns Himself in to Police - Booked on Two Charges (Photo) - 11/21/16

On Sunday November 20, 2016, 21-year-old Miguel Rebollo turned himself into Portland Police Bureau detectives and was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Criminal Mischief in the First Degree and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

Rebello's photo was posted on the Bureau's CanYouIDMe site (http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/canyouidme/) after he was spotted in video footage kicking a vehicle during the November 10, 2016 protest and riot. Numerous tips were submitted to detectives identifying Rebello as the suspect.

The vehicle was being driven by a young woman and occupied by two small children at the time Rebello kicked the car, causing damage.

The Portland Police Bureau is continuing to ask for the public's help to identify criminal suspects involved in this last week's protests and riot. Many people were taking pictures and video during the protests that may contain the identities of suspects involved in reports of widespread vandalism.

Some images of criminal suspects have been released publicly on the Bureau's "CanYouIDMe" page and can be viewed at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/canyouidme/

If members of the public (including members of the media) have information, pictures or video that could be used to identify suspects, detectives would like you to submit it to the investigators. Investigators do not need links to media sites as these have already been obtained and will be reviewed.

IMPORTANT - For larger files of photos and/or video, please use a Dropbox or Google Drive link and email the link and any information to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov

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Stabbing Investigation Underway in Downtown Portland - One Person Injured - 11/20/16

On Sunday November 20, 2016, at 6:02 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Oak Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and located a male in his 30s suffering from stab wounds. The victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to serious injuries. He is expected to survive.

Officers canvassing the area found a blood trail leading to the intersection of Southwest 4th Avenue and Pine Street. Limited information indicates that three males ran from the area, one described as a Hispanic or Native American male in his 30s.

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

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20-Year-Old Suspect Arrested for Riot and Vandalism (Photo) - 11/18/16

On Thursday November 17, 2016, Portland Police Bureau detectives arrested 20-year-old Gavin Hotchkiss in Milwaukie and booked him into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Criminal Mischief in the First Degree and Riot.

Hotchiss' arrest was in connection with the November 10 weekend riot and protests that left several businesses and vehicles damaged on the Lower East Side and Downtown Portland.

Detectives developed information that Hotchkiss was involved in vandalizing a Jeep being driven in Downtown Portland that was surrounded by protesters.

The Portland Police Bureau is continuing to ask for the public's help to identify criminal suspects involved in this last week's protests and riot. Many people were taking pictures and video during the protests that may contain the identities of suspects involved in reports of widespread vandalism.

Some images of criminal suspects have been released publicly on the Bureau's "CanYouIDMe" page and can be viewed at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/canyouidme/

If members of the public (including members of the media) have information, pictures or video that could be used to identify suspects, detectives would like you to submit it to the investigators. Investigators do not need links to media sites as these have already been obtained and will be reviewed.

IMPORTANT - For larger files of photos and/or video, please use a Dropbox or Google Drive link and email the link and any information to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov

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Two People Injured in Shooting Overnight at Northeast Portland Strip Club - 11/18/16

On Friday November 18, 2016, at 12:39 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at Jags Clubhouse, located at 605 North Columbia Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and learned that a 22-year-old female was inside the bar and suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a Portland hospital by ambulance for treatment and is expected to survive.

Officers learned that there was a disturbance outside the club and that an African American male fired several shots towards a parked vehicle containing several people then ran away from the scene. The victim walked into the club to seek help.

As officers were investigating the shooting, other officers responded to the report of a carjacking in the area of Northeast Broadway and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at the 76 Gas Station. Officers arrived in the area and contacted a 30-year-old female suffering from gunshot wounds. Medical personnel arrived and transported the victim by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers learned that the second victim was shot outside Jags Clubhouse and it did not appear that any carjacking occurred at the 76 Gas Station.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team is conducting the investigation.

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

The Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team (GET) and Gun Task Force (GTF) are 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 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Shooting Investigation Underway at MLK/Beech - No Known Injuries - 11/17/16

On Thursday November 17, 2016, at 1:36 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the area of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Beech Street.

Officers arrived in the area and learned that there were no gunshot victims at the scene but did locate evidence of a shooting. Witnesses described a younger African American male shooting at some other males, all of whom ran out of the area.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team is conducting the investigation.

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

The Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team (GET) and Gun Task Force (GTF) are 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 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #16-26 Carjacking (Photo) - 11/16/16

The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to identify a suspect in a carjacking.

On Tuesday November 15, 2016, at 6:29 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast 50th Avenue and Powell Boulevard on the report of a carjacking.

Officers learned that the suspect approached the female victim in the Dollar Tree parking lot, located at 6868 Southeast Foster Road, and told her at gunpoint to drive to the area of Southeast 20th Avenue and Powell Boulevard. The victim was able to escape in the area of Southeast 50th Avenue and Powell Boulevard and call 9-1-1. The suspect drove away in the victim's vehicle and later used the victim's credit card at a Milwaukie Plaid Pantry store a short time later.

The victim's vehicle is described as a black with gold trim 2002 Subaru Outback, bearing Oregon license plate 3-6-6-C-T-H.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s, blondish-brown hair and clean shaven. The suspect was last seen wearing a red and black San Francisco 49ers jacket, blue jeans and armed with a handgun.

A surveillance image of the suspect at Plaid Pantry is being released to aid in the investigation.

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

Information about unsolved homicides can lead to a reward of up to $2,500 cash. All other unsolved felony crimes are eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000.

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.

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Gang Enforcement Team Investigating Early Morning Shooting in Northwest Portland - No Known Injuries (Photo) - 11/16/16

On Wednesday November 16, 2016, at 2:30 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting outside the Casa Diablo strip club, located at 2839 Northwest St. Helens Road.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire in the parking lot and the street. Three parked cars in the lot were struck by gunfire.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team is conducting the investigation.

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

The Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team (GET) and Gun Task Force (GTF) are 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 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Suspect Arrested for Multiple Acts of Vandalism During Protest and Riot (Photo) - 11/15/16

On Tuesday November 15, 2016, Portland Police Bureau detectives arrested 20-year-old Mateen Abdul Shaheed at an Estacada residence and booked him into the Multnomah County Jail.

Shaheed was booked into jail on six counts of Criminal Mischief in the First Degree and will be arraigned on Wednesday.

Shaheed was involved in numerous acts of vandalism during a riot and protest over the November 10 weekend, including damaging vehicles at Broadway Toyota.

Detectives received an overwhelming number of tips from the community after photos of the then-unknown suspect to the Bureau's "CanYouIDMe" page, http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/canyouidme/

The Bureau would like to thank members of the community and the media for their coverage of the events that led to Shaheed's identification and arrest.

Detectives were assisted by members of the US Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force and the US Forest Service.

Credit for the photograph on the left belongs to Christopher Onstott, Willamette Week.

Credit for the photograph/screen grab on the right belongs to KGW News.

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Suspect Arrested for Reckless Burning and Disorderly Conduct During Protest and Riot (Photo) - 11/15/16

On November 13, 2016, 19-year-old Damaree Mitchell was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on an outstanding arrest warrant. Mitchell was also suspected of starting a fire during a protest and riot over the weekend.

Detectives contacted Mitchell at the Washington County Jail and issued her criminal citations for Reckless Burning and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

The Portland Police Bureau is continuing to ask for the public's help to identify criminal suspects involved in this last week's protests and riot. Many people were taking pictures and video during the protests that may contain the identities of suspects involved in reports of widespread vandalism.

Some images of criminal suspects have been released publicly on the Bureau's "CanYouIDMe" page and can be viewed at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/canyouidme/

If members of the public (including members of the media) have information, pictures or video that could be used to identify suspects, detectives would like you to submit it to the investigators. Investigators do not need links to media sites as these have already been obtained and will be reviewed.

IMPORTANT - For larger files of photos and/or video, please use a Dropbox or Google Drive link and email the link and any information to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov

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Two #NoDAPL Protests on Tuesday Afternoon May Impact Traffic in Downtown and Lloyd District - 11/15/16

Two protests scheduled for Tuesday afternoon may affect traffic in Downtown Portland and the Lloyd District. The protests are part of a "national day of action" against the North Dakota Pipeline (#NoDAPL).

At 4:00 p.m., protests and rallies are scheduled outside Army Corps of Engineers buildings, located at 333 Southwest 1st Avenue in Downtown Portland and 1201 Northeast Lloyd Boulevard. The events in both Downtown Portland and the Lloyd District may affect commuters and TriMet users if participants block streets and/or affect transit lines. Protesters are reminded that stepping into the roadway and blocking transit lines is dangerous and illegal. Protesters are asked to be considerate of other people's needs to use the roadway and the transit system.

As with all demonstrations and marches, the Police Bureau's goal is to ensure a safe, secure and orderly event for community members, minimize disruptions to traffic, and to protect property.

While there is no information at this time to determine if there is intent to affect traffic, recent protests suggest that there are people that may embed themselves in large crowd an attempt to influence crowd behavior. Real-time updates will be shared by the Portland Police Bureau through the Bureau's Twitter page, @portlandpolice

It should be clear that "free speech events" do not require a permit; but, marches or demonstrations occurring in public streets that restrict movement of other community members do require a permit issued by the City of Portland to allow for the safety of all. No permits were issued for today's events.

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Joint Statement from the Portland Police Bureau and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office (Photo) - 11/14/16

Over the past several days, the Portland Police Bureau has arrested in excess of 100 people for violating laws including Disorderly Conduct, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Attempted Assault on a Peace Officer and other criminal charges.

Those taken into custody for charges other than those related to the shooting on the Morrison Bridge (early Saturday morning) will have their first court appearance today at the Justice Center at 2:00 p.m. Nearly all of the criminal cases will not be charged and arraigned today. Due to the fluid nature of the ongoing protests over the past several days, most of the arresting officers were on duty, working to protect the city during an emergent event. As such, work is continuing by officers and detectives to complete the necessary reports but they will not be finished in time for today's arraignments and for review by the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office. Additionally, hundreds of hours of video evidence capturing the events must be collected and reviewed.

Nearly all of those arrested over the past several days have received or will receive traffic citations for violating Oregon Revised Statute 811.535, Failing to Obey a Police Officer. These citations will require a court appearance in approximately 30 days and carry a fine of up to $1,000.

Although all of the defendants will be learning today that their case was a "no complaint" at arraignment, none of the cases have actually been evaluated for legal sufficiency and prosecutorial merit. Once the reports have been submitted to the District Attorney's Office and the video evidence has been reviewed, decisions regarding prosecution will be made.

The sheer number of arrests during protests over the last several days has been an exceptional event and the charges being "no complainted" today is not unexpected and is a procedural matter given the extensive amount of work left to do in these cases.

The Portland Police Bureau is continuing to ask for the public's help to identify criminal suspects involved in this last week's protests and riot. Many people were taking pictures and video during the protests that may contain the identities of suspects involved in reports of widespread vandalism.

Some images of criminal suspects have been released publicly on the Bureau's "CanYouIDMe" page and can be viewed at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/canyouidme/

The Bureau would like any victims of vandalism and related crimes to file a report online at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/cor/

If members of the public (including members of the media) have information, pictures or video that could be used to identify suspects, detectives would like you to submit it to the investigators. Investigators do not need links to media sites as these have already been obtained and will be reviewed.

IMPORTANT - For larger files of photos and/or video, please use a Dropbox or Google Drive link and email the link and any information to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov

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UPDATE #3 - Man Injured in Shooting at Protest on the Morrison Bridge - Suspect Fled Area (Photo) - 11/14/16

Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team (GET) detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the shooting on the Morrison Bridge early Saturday morning that left one person injured. The victim, 21-year-old Louis Carlos Paredes-Luis, suffered a gunshot wound to a leg and will survive his injuries. The victim was participating in the protest march and is not gang-affiliated.

One of the people arrested, 18-year-old Steffon Marquese Corothers, will be released from jail after further investigation determined that he was not the suspect in the shooting.

GET detectives determined that a 14-year-old male was the suspect in the shooting. He has been arrested and lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home on charges of Attempted Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

The driver, 18-year-old Shamar Xavier Hunter, was charged in connection with this shooting and a different gang-related shooting that occurred on November 1, 2016, in the area of Northeast 115th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard.

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Two of the four people detained early this morning were arrested in connection with the shooting on the Morrison Bridge.

18-year-old Steffon Marquise Corothers was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charge of Attempted Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

18-year-old Shamar Xavier Hunter was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on six (6) counts of Attempted Murder and one count of Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

For investigative reasons, the victim's identity, additional details and photos are being withheld at this time. A photo of the firearm seized is being released.

Both will be arraigned on Monday in Multnomah County Court.

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The victim in this shooting is continuing to recover from his injuries and is expected to survive. The victim was participating in the protest march when he was shot by the suspect who fled the area in a vehicle with several other people.

Early this morning, an off-duty officer spotted the suspect vehicle involved in this shooting in the area of Northeast 102nd Avenue and Sandy Boulevard. Officers conducted a high-risk traffic stop on the vehicle and four people were detained. In the vehicle officer located and seized a firearm. The occupants of the vehicle are believed to be criminal gang associates.

Gang Enforcement Team detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the shooting and need to hear from any eyewitnesses that have not already spoken with police.

Witnesses with information are asked to contact Detective Brent Christensen at 503-823-2087, brent.christensen@portlandoregon.gov.

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In the early morning hours of Saturday November 12, 2016, a man was injured in a shooting on the Morrison Bridge during a protest march.

Preliminary information indicates that a suspect was in a vehicle on the bridge and there was a confrontation with someone in the protest. The suspect got out of the vehicle and fired multiple shots injuring the victim.

Officers near the scene arrived quickly and provided medical aid until an ambulance arrived to transport the victim to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect fled the area, likely in the vehicle described as a gray or silver sedan.

The suspect is described as an African American male, late teens, 5'8" tall, thin build, wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Several witnesses remained at the scene and spoke to investigating officers.

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

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Suspect Arrested in Several Food Cart Pod Burglaries (Photo) - 11/14/16

On Thursday November 11, 2016, at approximately 10:50 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of a food cart prowler at 1331 North Killingsworth Street. Upon arrival, officers located several food carts broken into at this location. Among things stolen was a cell phone.

Following cell tracking tips from the victim, the officers responded to the area of North Mississippi Avenue and Fremont Street and saw a subject, later identified as 32-year-old Charles Johnson, on the property of the Mississippi Gateway Food Carts.

Johnson was arrested and lodged in the Multnomah County Jail for Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree while burglary investigations into the Hungaricana food carts on Killingsworth are continuing by detectives.

Johnson was also charged with Burglary in the Second Degree in connection with the November 1, 2016, break-in of the Sherpa Nirvana at the 42nd Ave Food Carts, located at 5429 Northeast 42nd Avenue.

Johnson was previously arrested on October 26, after burglarizing Tina's Corner Restaurant located at 5515 Southeast 122nd Avenue.

Additional food cart burglary cases remain under investigation. Anyone with information related to these cases should contact Detective Matt Estes at 503-823-0462, matthew.estes@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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Carjacking Suspect Arrested on Saturday After Violent Crime Spree on Friday Night (Photo) - 11/13/16

On Saturday November 12, 2016, at 1:32 a.m., 42-year-old Israel Joseph Perez was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the Second Degree (four counts) and Attempted Assault in the Second Degree (two counts). Additional charges will be added at a later time. Perez will be arraigned on Monday.

Perez was arrested after a crime spree where he attempted or completed multiple carjackings and an attempted assault using a mini sledge hammer.

The investigation started on Friday November 11, 2016, at 6:48 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a carjacking in the driveway of the Taco Bell, located at 2079 West Burnside Street.

Officers arrived in the area and learned that a suspect, armed with a handgun, attempted to steal the victim's car while she sat in the driveway. The suspect left the area on foot and the victim was not harmed.

At 7:44 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 1400 block of Northwest 28th Avenue on the report that 30 to 60 minutes earlier, the victim was carjacked at gunpoint by a suspect at the Stadium Fred Meyer on West Burnside Street.

Later, another carjacking occurred in Downtown Portland where Perez stole a taxi.

At approximately 10:00 p.m., North Precinct officers arrested Perez near the Jantzen Beach Target store after it was reported that he was swinging a mini sledge hammer at people.

Investigators located and seized a replica firearm Perez used in the robberies.

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Missing Anna Schmidt Found Deceased Near Tooth Rock on Friday - Ruled Accidental Death (Photo) - 11/13/16

On November 11, 2016, at approximately 11:00 a.m., Multnomah County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) deputies responded to a call that human remains had been discovered on a trail near the Tooth Rock Trailhead in the Columbia River Gorge. Search and Rescue (SAR) crews and MCSO detectives worked through the afternoon to recover the remains.

The remains were turned over to the Oregon State Medical Examiner's office for identification. On the afternoon of November 12, the remains were identified as those of 21-year-old Anna Schmidt, who was the focus of an MCSO search effort in late October. The Medical Examiner has determined the cause of death to be blunt force trauma, and the manner of death was accidental.

Schmidt was reported missing on Wednesday October 19 to Portland Police but was last seen by her roommate on Sunday October 16. Schmidt is a hiker and her vehicle was located on October 20 in the Columbia River Gorge near Bonneville Dam.

There were no signs of foul play. Investigators were concerned that she may have gotten lost or injured hiking in the Gorge.

MCSO SAR personnel along with MCSO Trail Hornets and SAR resources from Washington County Sheriff's Office, Clatsop County Sheriff's Office, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Hood River County Sheriff's Office, the FLIR Corporation and Portland Police Bureau air units, Pacific Northwest SAR, Portland Mountain Rescue, Mountain Wave SAR, the Crag Rats, and Northern Oregon SAR, and others searched over 150 miles of the trail system in the Columbia Gorge. Searches were conducted using ground, air, and K9 resources.

The search was suspended on October 23 after no sign of Anna had been located by searchers. MCSO SAR coordinators consulted with a Clackamas County EMS wilderness doctor, MCSO Command, and the Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit prior to making the decision to suspend search efforts.

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71 People Arrested at Saturday Night Protest in Downtown Portland (Photo) - 11/13/16

71 people were arrested during Saturday night's protest in Downtown Portland after failing to obey numerous lawful orders to vacate city streets. Several times throughout the evening, projectiles such as road flares and bottles were thrown at police officers.

67 people were booked into the Multnomah County Jail, 5 people were given criminal citations. All of those arrested were additionally given a traffic citation for Failing to Obey a Police Officer (Oregon Revised Statute 811.535).

Individual booking photos are available at http://www.mcso.us

Attached are photo collages of available booking photos, in no particular order.

A large group of people was arrested at approximately 11:00 p.m. at Southwest Stark Street and Broadway. Police called for a TriMet bus to transport all of those arrested to Central Precinct (photo attached).

Early Sunday morning, a Portland Police FIU was damaged by graffiti applied by an unknown suspect (photo of vehicle attached).

Arrested:

27-year-old James Mattox -- Arrested twice for Interfering with a Peace Officer and Failing to Obey a Police Officer (cited and released the first time, booked into jail the second time)

27-year-old Anthony Alexander Hurley -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

32-year-old Benjamin Patrick Bolen -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

43-year-old Rick Henry Hofsheier - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Failing to Obey a Police Officer (cited and released)

21-year-old Tyler Joseph Boyes -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

29-year-old Bianca Marie Ferreria -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

52-year-old William Jeffrey Coke - Failing to Obey a Police Officer (cited and released)

20-year-old Tyson Lee Williams -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

18-year-old Mario Villanueva -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

25-year-old Evan James Bond -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

26-year-old Jake Bartlett Winchester -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

22-year-old Justin Sean Tuli -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Interfering with a Peace Officer

22-year-old Nathaniel Prieto - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

25-year-old Joel Samuel Brown - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

30-year-old Noah Hochman -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

18-year-old Lars Timothy Linge -- Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree and Carrying a Concealed Weapon

27-year-old Carlos Andres Arias -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

19-year-old Taylor Thomas -- Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Minor in Possession of Alcohol

42-year-old Gregory Thomas Liascos -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

43-year-old Daniel Lee Garrett -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

19-year-old David Lewis -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Interfering with a Peace Officer

22-year-old Ahmed Mohemed Salah -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Interfering with a Peace Officer

22-year-old Carlene Beatrice Houk -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

22-year-old Alexa Nelson -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

24-year-old Chynna Marie Draeger - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

24-year-old Zoe Rain Barber -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Interfering with a Peace Officer

19-year-old Seneca Cayson --Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

41-year-old Christena Marie Jones -- Interfering with a Peace Officer and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

38-year-old Katharine Mae Moore -- Interfering with a Peace Officer and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

18-year-old Reegan Margaret O'Keefe -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

18-year-old Ariyuana Robinson - Interfering with a Peace Officer and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

21-year-old Donovan Lyle Flippo -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

30-year-old Kevin Grigsby - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

29-year-old William Kerr - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

27-year-old Grant Victor Frey - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

37-year-old Kenneth Lee Shields - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

24-year-old Scarlett Maddox - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

38-year-old Randal Lee Smith -- Interfering with a Peace Officer

21-year-old Matthew McGowan - Interfering with a Peace Officer

32-year-old Robert Raymond Zerfing - Interfering with a Peace Officer

25-year-old James Adam Weinberg - Interfering with a Peace Officer

27-year-old Robert James Baker - Interfering with a Peace Officer

24-year-old Jacob Randall Snook - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

28-year-old Daniel James Michaels - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

18-year-old Sydney Kiane Hobbs - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Interfering with a Peace Officer

27-year-old Erik David Batterson - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Interfering with a Peace Officer

24-year-old Robert Scott Wilson - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

35-year-old Andrew Bhadha Morey - Interfering with a Peace Officer (cited and released)

27-year-old Robert Alexander Quandt - Interfering with a Peace Officer

33-year-old Evan Todd Wellington - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

22-year-old Kyle Lawson McKenzie - Interfering with a Peace Officer (cited and released)

18-year-old Michelle Ann Bach - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

20-year-old Taylor Joan Horton - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

33-year-old Joseph Owan Gibson - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

25-year-old Anna Christell Ogier - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Interfering with a Peace Officer

32-year-old Chris Michael Russell - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

21-year-old Daniel Robert Vega - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Interfering with a Peace Officer

18-year-old Ulizes Escobar - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

31-year-old Jacob Walter-Lee Pegg - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

22-year-old Eric Rivera - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

41-year-old Eric Jason Wedeking - Interfering with a Peace Officer

20-year-old John McKay - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Interfering with a Peace Officer

21-year-old Jeremiah Barquet - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Interfering with a Peace Officer

27-year-old Jordan Torrey Johnson - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

54-year-old Dennis Paul Dale - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

25-year-old Nathan Willard Prime - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Interfering with a Peace Officer

20-year-old Martin Farias - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

35-year-old Graham Parks - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Interfering with a Peace Officer

27-year-old Patrick Wayne Sottlemyre - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

29-year-old Bao Vrong - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

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17 People Arrested During Friday Night's Protest in Portland (Photo) - 11/12/16

During last night's protest, 17 people were arrested for a variety of criminal acts on the streets of Portland.

Nine people were booked into the Multnomah County Jail, six people were given criminal citations and two juveniles were released to their parents.

Individual booking photos are available at http://www.mcso.us

Attached is a photo collage of the nine available booking photos (in no particular order).

The following is a list of names and charges of those arrested:

27-year-old Autumn Briggs - Assault in the Fourth Degree (criminal citation and release)

26-year-old Tyler Kristoffer McManus - Interfering with a Peace Officer (criminal citation and release)

40-year-old Steven James Bauer - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree (criminal citation and release)

26-year-old Sarah Ruth Rascoe - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer (criminal citation and release)

26-year-old Marcos Jesus Avalos - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer (criminal citation and release)

19-year-old Willem VanRees - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Harassment, and Resist Arrest (criminal citation and release)

17-year-old Edgar Jesus Flores - Interfering with a Peace Officer (released to parents)

17-year-old Jonathan Spiering - Attempted Assault of a Public Safety Officer, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, and Offensive Littering (released to parents)

34-year-old Ilias Ariston - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Interfering with a Peace Officer

21-year-old Stephen Henderson - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

25-year-old River Reichhoff - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Interfering with a Peace Officer

23-year-old Hyatt McKinley Eshelman - Interfering with a Peace Officer

25-year-old Ashley Brooke Clifford - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer

18-year-old Thij Bowen - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Harassment and Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree

23-year-old Shelby Brownan Haynes - Interfering with a Peace Officer

19-year-old Jose Antonio Quezada - Interfering with a Peace Officer

19-year-old Dallas Christian Bowman - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

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Media Briefing Scheduled for 2:00 p.m. at Justice Center - 11/12/16

The Portland Police Bureau is hosting a media briefing at 2:00 p.m. today in the Justice Center, located at 1111 Southwest 2nd Avenue, 14th Floor.

Members of the media will need to arrive early to check in the Central Precinct desk to obtain escorted access to the building. Media credentials and photo ID is required.

Mayor Charlie Hales and Chief Mike Marshman are expected to offer some brief comments about last night's protest and expectations for this evening.

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Suspect Carjacks Driver at Gunpoint in Downtown Portland - 11/11/16

On Friday November 11, 2016, at 6:48 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a carjacking in the driveway of the Taco Bell, located at 2079 West Burnside Street.

Officers arrived in the area and learned that a suspect, armed with a handgun, attempted to steal the victim's car while she sat in the driveway. The suspect left the area on foot and the victim was not harmed.

At 7:44 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 1400 block of Northwest 28th Avenue on the report that 30 to 60 minutes earlier, the victim was carjacked at gunpoint by a suspect at the Stadium Fred Meyer on West Burnside Street.

The victim's vehicle was stolen by the suspect and remains at large. The vehicle is a blue 2006 Subaru Legacy, Oregon license plate 4-7-8-H-K-F.

The suspect is described as an Asian or Hispanic male in his 30s, 5'6" tall, medium build, clean shaven, wearing dark-colored bulky clothing, carrying a backpack or bag, armed with a handgun.

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Pedestrian Critically Injured in Crash on Southeast Division Street - Driver Cooperating - 11/11/16

On Friday November 11, 2016, at 6:45 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on Southeast Division Street at 125th Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the male adult pedestrian suffering from traumatic injuries. The pedestrian has been transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to life-threatening injuries.

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

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Major Crash Team is responding to conduct the crash investigation due to Portland Police officers being tied up with a protest in Downtown Portland.

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

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

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Public's Help Sought to Identify Criminal Suspects from Riot - 11/11/16

The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help to identify criminal suspects involved in last night's protest and riot.

Many people were taking pictures and video during the protest that may contain the identities of suspect involved in reports of widespread vandalism.

The Bureau would like any victims of vandalism and related crimes to file a report online at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/cor/

If members of the public (including members of the media) have information, pictures or video that could be used to identify suspects, detectives would like you to submit it to the investigators.

IMPORTANT - For larger files of photos and/or video, please use a Dropbox or Google Drive link and email the link and any information to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov

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25 People Arrested in Thursday Night Riot in Portland (Photo) - 11/11/16

The following 26 individuals were detained during Thursday night's riot in Portland. 25 were arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail (unless otherwise noted) on the listed charges. One person was detained and released.

Individual booking photos are available at http://www.mcso.us

Attached is a photo collage of the 19 available booking photos (in no particular order):

37-year-old David Pugh - Interfering with a Peace Officer

23-year-old Margaret Alice Shiple - Interfering with a Peace Officer and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

20-year-old Ryley Sue Simmons - Interfering with a Peace Officer and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

19-year-old Siaosi Vana Tuitayuki - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

15-year-old Hailey Mary Jones - Interfering with a Peace Officer and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree (Released to parent)

19-year-old Eric Peregrina - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

19-year-old Mikaylah Marie Walper - Interfering with a Peace Officer and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

18-year-old Vincenzo Damon Milione - Interfering with a Peace Officer and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

18-year-old Jeffrey Duane Kamper - Interfering with a Peace Officer

21-year-old Daniel Gomez - Interfering with a Peace Officer

23-year-old Jacob Hence - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Riot

A 16-year-old male was detained and released.

22-year-old Paul Joseph Conley Jr. - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Attempted Assault on a Public Safety Officer and Recklessly Endangering Another Person

19-year-old Joren Tolleson -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree (given criminal citation and released)

27-year-old Benjamin Parinello -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Interfering with a Peace Officer (given criminal citation and released)

29-year-old Zola Johari Neal -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Interfering with a Peace Officer

39-year-old Kerry Connor -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

24-year-old Joshua Angel Valdez -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

18-year-old Cyrus Giottlies -- Attempted Assault of a Public Safety Officer, Recklessly Endangering Another Person and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

48-year-old Michael Earl Withey -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree (given criminal citation and released)

29-year-old Robert Alan Leitch -- Interfering with a Peace Officer

22-year-old Ren Sato -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

24-year-old Jacob Pelaez Cordero -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

22-year-old Dominique Rogelio Gonzales -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree (given criminal citation and released)

27-year-old Aaron Robert Giua -- Disorderly Conduct in the First Degree

27-year-old Kunneeshta Bulloch -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Interfering with a Peace Officer (given criminal citation and released)

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Pedestrian Killed on Sunset Highway - Access from Downtown Closed - 11/10/16

On Thursday November 10, 2016, at 9:17 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report that a pedestrian was struck on the Sunset Highway at the Canyon Tunnel.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and determined that the pedestrian was deceased. The driver has remained and is cooperative.

Westbound Highway 26 is closed from Downtown, access from Southwest Jefferson Street remains open.

Traffic Division officers will be conducting the investigation.

No additional updates will be available this evening.

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Protests Expected to Continue this Evening - 11/10/16

The Portland Police Bureau would like to alert the public that there are several protest events being planned throughout the city, scheduled for this afternoon and evening. Locations being provided to police include Pioneer Square, Mt. Tabor Park, Waterfront Park and Holladay Park.

While last night's protest was largely peaceful, it did have a significant impact to traffic on city streets, bridges and freeways. The Bureau has received information that some events and activities this evening may not be peaceful and participants will be affecting traffic flow throughout the city.

The Police Bureau recognizes that emotions are high and would ask that any groups planning a demonstration or protest to communicate with the Bureau ahead of time so that officers can assist with the safe movement of any protest march and to manage traffic in the area. People attending any of the various protest events are encouraged to obey all laws and be respectful of others who are using city streets, freeways and mass transit. Marching into and blocking streets is illegal, and dangerous to protesters as well as road users and has a significantly negative impact to our community. Pedestrians walking on the freeway is illegal and extremely dangerous to all road users.

Additionally, impeding TriMet buses and MAX trains has a ripple effect throughout the entire transit system, which is used for transportation by hundreds of thousands of community members. TriMet is encouraging riders to plan extra time and consider leaving Downtown Portland in advance of protests, set for 5:00 p.m. at Pioneer Courthouse Square and Waterfront Park. Some MAX stations and bus stops may close for safety reasons. Riders should check http://www.trimet.org/alerts before heading out. The TriMet Ticket Office at Pioneer Square will close at 4:30 p.m.

"I understand that there are many people in our community that do not feel protected equally in our country with the results of this election, and I encourage them to continue to speak up and stand up for their rights as Americans in a peaceful, safe way," said Mayor and Police Commissioner Charlie Hales. "Walking onto freeways and blocking the MAX light-rail lines is dangerous for everyone involved, and it puts a heavy burden on people just trying to make it home to their families or get to work safely. Vandalism and destruction of private and public property in our city cannot, and will not be tolerated. I ask everyone to look out for their fellow Portlanders--we all need to put safety first."

On Wednesday evening and into Thursday morning, peaceful protest activities shifted to reports of vandalism, theft and arson. The Bureau is investigating these incidents and may make arrests after suspects have been identified.

Before Wednesday's protest march started, at approximately 4:45 p.m., a Central Precinct officer was flagged down at Pioneer Square by a person stating their phone was broken by another person. The suspect, a 35-year-old man, was taken into custody. Several people in the crowd were angry at the suspect so the officer told the victim to meet him on the other side of Nordstrom so the police could take the report. A witness came to the other side of Nordstrom and met with police and showed the officer a video of the incident. The victim did not meet with the officer again to give a statement so the suspect was identified and released for the time being. The officer gave a business card to the witness in case he saw the victim again so police could conduct an interview. The victim may contact police to give a statement, reference case #16-361601.

At approximately 1:04 a.m., a group of approximately 30 -- 40 protesters gathered around the Thompson Elk statue at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Main Street, where a small fire was burning. A man later identified as 27-year-old Christopher Joseph Gourneau approached the bonfire and threw a Molotov cocktail into the fire, which ignited amidst the crowd. Several people in the crowd chased Gourneau to Southwest 3rd Avenue and Taylor Street where they knocked him to the ground, kicking and assaulting him. Oregon State Police troopers and Central Precinct officers responded and intervened, rendering aid to Gourneau who was not seriously injured. Officers located and seized as evidence materials for additional Molotov cocktails near the Lownsdale Park bathroom. Gourneau was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Possession of a Destructive Device and Possession of Cocaine. His booking photo is available at http://www.mcso.us

If there are additional arrests, the Bureau will share the information with the community.

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Protesters March Overnight in Downtown, Lower East Side - No Arrests, No Significant Vandalism - 11/09/16

Between the hours of approximately 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday November 8 and 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday November 9, 2016, several hundred protesters marched in the streets of Downtown Portland and on Interstate 5 in the Lower East Side.

There were no arrests and no significant reports of vandalism. There was a dumpster fire in Downtown Portland but the fire did not spread to any other property.

The protest march started and ended at Portland State University on Southwest Broadway.

Traffic on Interstate 5, between the Marquam and Fremont Bridges was affected for approximately an hour as protesters marched on the freeway. Police received one report that a protester on the freeway came into contact with a vehicle being driven on the freeway but was not seriously injured.

The Police Bureau recognizes that emotions are high after the Presidential election and would ask that any groups planning a demonstration or protest to communicate with the Bureau ahead of time so that officers can assist with the safe movement of any protest march and to manage traffic in the area. Pedestrians walking on the freeway is extremely dangerous to all road users and should be avoided.

It should be clear that "free speech events" do not require a permit; but, marches or demonstrations occurring in public streets that restrict movement of other community members do require a permit issued by the City of Portland to allow for the safety of all. To access a permit application, please visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/29979?

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Grand Jury Declines to Indict Man in Killing of Marquis Taylor -- Two Others Indicted for Robbery (Photo) - 11/08/16

On Monday November 7, 2016, a Multnomah County Grand Jury declined to indict 19-year-old Richard Jay Anderson III in connection with the death of 18-year-old Marquis Stephion Taylor. The Grand Jury determined that Anderson was justified in his use of deadly force after being robbed by Taylor and two other young men: 18-year-old Mehamed Osman Ali and 18-year-old K'Shawn Davon Harris.

The Grand Jury indicted Ali and Harris on charges of Robbery in the First Degree and Robbery in the Second Degree.

Anderson will be released from custody once his charges are formally dismissed in front of a judge.

This investigation started on September 19, 2016, at 8:27 p.m., when North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the area of North Willis Boulevard and Hereford Avenue.

Officers arrived and located a gunshot victim in the 8100 block of North Hereford Avenue, just North of Willis. Medical personnel arrived and determined that the victim, 18-year-old Marquis Taylor, was deceased.

Homicide detectives, Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division and the Medical Examiner are responded to the scene to conduct an investigation. The Medical Examiner determined that Taylor died of a single gunshot wound.

On Friday October 14, 2016, Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives arrested 19-year-old Richard Jay Anderson III in connection with the September 2016 shooting death of Marquis Taylor.

Further investigation by detectives revealed that Anderson and Taylor were involved in a marijuana transaction when Taylor, Ali and Harris robbed Anderson at gunpoint. Anderson fired a shot in self-defense that killed Marquis Taylor.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033, anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov; or Detective Vince Cui at 503-823-0449, vince.cui@portlandoregon.gov.

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Suspect Arrested for Grabbing 11-Year-Old's Buttocks in September 2016 (Photo) - 11/08/16

On November 7, 2016, 39-year-old David Karl Nilsson turned himself into police in connection with a sex abuse investigation in North Portland.

Nilsson was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Sex Abuse in the First Degree.

This investigation started on September 30, 2016, when North Precinct officers took a report form an 11-year-old girl who told police that an unknown man followed her and grabbed her buttocks while she was walking home from school. The victim told police that at approximately 6:30 p.m., she was walking in the area of North Houghton Street and Courtenay Avenue, the suspect was following her on foot. The victim began walking faster and the suspect sped up to her, grabbed her buttocks, and then walked away.

There was an approximate 45 minute delay in reporting but officers checked the neighborhood and did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description or any additional witnesses.

The suspect was described as a white male in his 20s, 5'8" tall, thin build, short black hair on one side of his head, longer on the other.

The victim met with a Forensic Sketch Artist to develop a composite sketch of the suspect, which is was released to the public to assist in this investigation.

On November 6, officers received information that Nilsson was the suspect involved in the incident. Nilsson turned himself into police the next day and was interviewed by Child Abuse Team detectives before being booked into jail.

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

Some excellent tips from the National Crime Prevention Council about stranger danger are available at https://www.ncpc.org/topics/violent-crime-and-personal-safety/strangers

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

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 Strength Programs, call (503) 823-0260 or visit http://www.portlandonline.com/police/womenstrength

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UPDATE: Robbery Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland - Search Underway for Suspects - 11/07/16

Officers searching by ground and air did not locate the suspects in the robbery. During the neighborhood search, officers did locate and seize a military-style rifle, similar to the one used in the robbery.

Robbery detectives are continuing the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405.

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On Monday November 7, 2016, at 2:48 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Maddy's, located at 11252 Northeast Sandy Boulevard. As officers were responding to the scene, they learned that the suspect vehicle was a silver vehicle and was last seen being driven eastbound on Sandy Boulevard after the robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the employee who told police that the suspect, armed with a rifle, entered the business and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left and got into the silver vehicle. Officers discovered evidence that the suspect fired a shot during the robbery.

The suspect was described as a white male, 5'10" to 6'00" tall, stocky build, wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and a black mask.

At 3:12 a.m., a resident in the area of Northeast 148th Avenue and Stanton Court called 9-1-1 to report that two people just parked a silver two-door car in the neighborhood and ran away westbound towards Northeast Rose Parkway. The caller reported that two people were wearing hooded sweatshirts and were using flashlights.

North Precinct and Canine Unit officers have converged on the area the car and are searching for the suspects as they may be related to the robbery.

No additional information is available at this time.

Anyone in the neighborhood of 148th Avenue and Stanton Court with pertinent information is asked to call 9-1-1.

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Shooting Investigation on Southeast Powell Boulevard - One Person Injured - 11/06/16

On Sunday November 6, 2016, at 5:45 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a man injured in a shooting on Southeast Powell Boulevard at 52nd Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the male adult victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim has been transported to a Portland hospital by ambulance for treatment. His current condition is not known.

Preliminary information indicates that the shooter was in a silver pickup truck that was driven away westbound on Powell Boulevard.

It is unclear what prompted the shooting but it does not appear to be gang-related.

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

Southeast Powell Boulevard will be closed in the area of 52nd Avenue as officer process the crime scene.

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Six Arrested on Saturday Evening After Protest Blocks Freeway Traffic - 11/05/16

On Saturday November 5, 2016, Portland Police Bureau officers arrested six people for various crimes in connection with a protest that blocked traffic on Interstate 5 in Southeast Portland. The protest was in conjunction with a nationwide protest called, "The Million Mask March."

Protesters earlier in the evening blocked Southwest 3rd Avenue between Madison and Main Streets then began to march in the streets.

The group of protesters temporarily blocked northbound traffic on the freeway causing long delays. Police initially focused on on stopping traffic to avoid any collisions between drivers and protesters on the freeway. Protesters left the freeway and continued marching on city streets and officers located and arrested six people. Additional arrests may be possible on a later date.

The six arrested were given criminal citations to appear in court at a later time. Those arrested were identified as:

51-year-old Robert West, arrested for Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree.

26-year-old Kristopher Moore, arrested for Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree.

30-year-old James Krane, arrested for Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Interfering with a Peace Officer.

25-year-old Paul Schmitke, arrested for Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Interfering with a Peace Officer.

46-year-old David Kif Davis, arrested for Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree.

42-year-old Linda Senn, arrested for Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree.

It should be clear that "free speech events" do not require a permit; but, marches or demonstrations occurring in public streets that restrict movement of other community members do require a permit issued by the City of Portland to allow for the safety of all. No permits were issued for today's events.

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Three Shootings Overnight in Northeast Portland - No Known Injuries (Photo) - 11/05/16

The Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team (GET) is investigating three separate shootings overnight that occurred in Northeast Portland. There were no known injuries as a result of these shootings and it is not known if they are related incidents.

The first occurred on Friday November 4, 2016, at 8:29 p.m. at Northeast Killingsworth Street and Columbia Parkway.

9-1-1 callers reported that people in two cars were exchanging gunfire at the intersection then sped away in opposite directions. As officers were responding, an update from a caller reported that one of the involved drivers crashed but continued to drive away from the scene westbound on Killingsworth on flat tires.

Officers arrived at the scene where they learned an uninvolved driver was hit in the intersection by one of the fleeing cars. The driver was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses told police that the two involved vehicle were a smaller red SUV and a black Nissan Altima. An abandoned Nissan Altima was found abandoned at Northeast 92nd Avenue and Alberta Street with heavy front-end damage and apparent bullet holes through the windshield and driver's side window.

Based on information learned at the scene, GET officers responded to continue the investigation.

A few hours later, at 12:58 a.m. on Saturday November 5, North Precinct and GET officers responded to the report of gunfire at Northeast 18th Avenue and Alberta Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire on 18th Avenue, between Alberta and Sumner Streets. An Uber driver with a fare was driving northbound on 18th Avenue and had his vehicle hit by several rounds of gunfire. Neither the driver or the fare were injured in the shooting and it is not believed they were the intended target.

The suspect was described as a black male in his mid-20s, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt.

At 2:02 a.m., North Precinct and GET officers responded to the area of Northeast 102nd Avenue and Sandy Boulevard, after receiving reports of gunfire and several vehicles being driven out of the area. Earlier in the evening, officers noticed several known gang associates hanging out at a neighboring bar and restaurant where other gang-related incidents have been investigated.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to witnesses in the area who confirmed they heard gunfire and saw vehicles being driven out of the area. A group of people were contacted in the parking lot of Bill's Steak House, located at 10227 Northeast Sandy Boulevard. Nobody in the group told police they'd heard anything or had any information to share with police.

The Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team (GET) and Gun Task Force (GTF) are 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 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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PPB Participates in No Shave November to Fight Ewing's Sarcoma (Photo) - 11/04/16

Throughout the month of November, Portland Police Bureau members assigned to precincts will be participating in "No Shave November," a movement designed to help raise awareness and funds for cancer research.

No Shave November, which began in 2009, encourages men to stop shaving, grow beards and donate the money they would have spent on razors and other supplies to a foundation that supports cancer research.

Last year, several worthy charities were designated and thousands of dollars were raised to benefit those organizations. This year, the Bureau will join in a collaborative effort to raise funds for research and awareness to defeat Ewing's Sarcoma. This is in honor of Captain Bob Day's son, Sam, who passed away in August after a long battle with Ewing's Sarcoma. All donations will be made to The Rutledge Foundation.

Chief Mike Marshman, has waived the Bureau's Directive 1110.000 https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/531995 regarding facial hair for Bureau members assigned to the Operations Branch who want to participate in No Shave November.

At the end of November, participants will be entered into a "Best Beard" competition and if they have raised $50 for the Rutledge Foundation, they will also be eligible for a special raffle.

Visit https://no-shave.org for more information about No Shave November. Visit https://www.crowdrise.com/2016-no-shave-november/fundraiser/rutledgefoundation to learn more about the Rutledge Foundation or to make a donation.


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Food Cart Burglaries Under Investigation by Burglary Detectives - 11/04/16

Portland Police Bureau Burglary Detectives are investigating several incidents of food cart pods becoming the victim of burglary and theft.

The most recent report was taken this morning, Friday November 4, 2016, at the Piedmont Station Food Carts, located at Northeast 6th Avenue and Killingsworth Street. Sometime overnight, a suspect or suspects broke into several food carts and an ATM on the property.

In recent weeks, food carts at Cartlandia (8145 Southeast 82nd Avenue), Portland Mercado (7238 Southeast Foster Road), Tidbit Food Farm, (Southeast 28th Place and Division Street), and 42nd Avenue Food Carts (Northeast 42nd Avenue and Killingsworth Street) were also burglarized.

Burglary detectives are investigating these incidents but have not confirmed they are all related to one another.

Food cart owners and operators are encouraged to review crime prevention information shared by the City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement by visiting http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/53528

Anyone with information about these burglaries is asked to provide it to crimetips@portlandoregon.gov.

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30 Citations, 13 Warnings, One Arrest During a #VisionZero Traffic Safety Mission on St. Johns Bridge (Photo) - 11/04/16

On Thursday November 4, 2016, the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division, assisted by North, Central and East Precinct, conducted a Vision Zero traffic safety mission on the St. Johns Bridge in North Portland. For approximately two hours, officers conducted high-visibility enforcement and education stops.

In total, 30 traffic citations were issued along with 13 written warnings to drivers for numerous traffic violations, predominantly speeding. One driver was arrested for driving for a misdemeanor-level Driving While Suspended.

This mission was conducted in an effort to address the high number of traffic crashes this year resulting in serious physical injuries or death -- the most recent being the death of a bicycle rider last weekend on the St. Johns Bridge.

The Traffic Division and Precinct operations will be conducting future enforcement missions as staffing allows.

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

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

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