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Search Suspended for Missing 68-Year-Old Man in Columbia Gorge (Photo) - 09/28/16

On Wednesday September 28, 2016, the search for 68-year-old Tom McAdams was suspended after an extensive search in the Columbia River Gorge.

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) Search and Rescue (SAR) personnel along with MCSO Trail Hornets and SAR teams the from Washington County Sheriff's Office, Marion County Sheriff's Office, Pacific Northwest SAR, Portland Mountain Rescue, Mountain Wave Communications, Northern Oregon SAR, Hood River County Sheriff's air unit, Portland Police Bureau Air Support, and the Coast Guard have searched over 200 miles of the trail system in the Columbia Gorge. Searches were conducted using ground, air, and K9 resources. No signs of Tom McAdams have been found.

Over 150 volunteer search and rescue personnel have participated in search efforts since being called out Sunday evening. Searchers were deployed to saturate the vast network of trails in and around the area of Horsetail Falls, but no signs were found.

Over 40 searchers were deployed again today, rechecking and searching areas to ensure any possible leads or locations of interest reported from the days previous were thoroughly covered.

MCSO SAR coordinators have 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 pending new information or developments in the investigation. Search efforts will resume in the event MCSO SAR Coordinators establish credible leads.

McAdams was reported missing to Portland Police on Saturday September 24, 2016, and his vehicle was found on Sunday September 25 at Horsetail Falls in the Columbia Gorge.

McAdams is described as 5'11", 165 pounds, gray hair and green eyes. McAdams has a mustache and bushy eyebrows.

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

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UPDATE #2: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 68-Year-Old Man (Photo) - 09/27/16

Search and Rescue volunteers are continuing to search this morning for 68-year-old Thomas Branch McAdams. Anyone seeing him on the trails above Horsetail Falls is asked to call 9-1-1.

The McAdams family has offered the following statement regarding the search for Thomas:

"The McAdams family is grateful for the incredible efforts of the Search and Rescue teams, the Multnomah County Sheriff's office and the Portland Police Bureau for their ongoing work in finding Tom. We remain hopeful that he will be found soon. We appreciate the outpouring of support we have received from our community. Many of you have asked what you can do. Please consider making a donation to the Mt. Hood Search and Rescue Council, whose 100% volunteer teams are leading the effort in locating our dad. Please visit http://www.mthoodsarcouncil.org/index.php/support-mhsarc to donate."

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Search and Rescue volunteers are continuing to search this morning for 68-year-old Thomas Branch McAdams. Anyone seeing him on the trails above Horsetail Falls is asked to call 9-1-1.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate 68-year-old Thomas Branch McAdams.

McAdams was reported missing on Saturday September 24, 2016, and his vehicle was found today at Horsetail Falls in the Columbia Gorge.

McAdams is described as 5'11", 165 pounds, gray hair and green eyes. McAdams has gray hair and bushy eyebrows.

McAdams likes to hike but left his regular gear at home and it is unusual for him to be gone overnight. McAdams has exhibited signs of memory loss recently.

The Multnomah County Search and Rescue Unit has been searching for McAdams but has not located him.

Anyone with information on McAdams' whereabouts or any hikers that may have seen him today are asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

Anyone with other, non-emergency information is asked to send it to missing@portlandoregon.gov.

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Three Arrested Monday Night After Short Traffic Pursuit -- Gun Seized (Photo) - 09/27/16

On Monday September 26, 2016, at 11:36 p.m., Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team officers initiated a traffic stop on the driver of a black Honda Accord in the area of Northeast 139th Avenue and Glisan Street.

The driver, later identified as 20-year-old Mariah Etheredge-Clark, sped away from officers and attempted to elude police but stopped a short distance away, on 139th Avenue, just North of Burnside Street.

Officers contacted the driver and two occupants of the vehicle, identified as 24-year-old Isaiah Hakim Hassan and 24-year-old Spencer Antonio Tuggle. Both are known to police as criminal gang associates.

Officers canvassing the route of the short pursuit located a loaded handgun with a 30-round magazine on the side of the road a short distance from the stop. Officers believe that the gun was thrown from the vehicle by one of the occupants.

All three people were arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a variety of charges.

Hassan and Tuggle were booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Loaded Firearm.

Etheredge-Clark was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Attempt to Elude by Vehicle. Etheredge-Clark was also held on a probation violation.

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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Prolific Burglar, Bike Thief Arrested - Stolen Bikes Returned to Owners (Photo) - 09/26/16

On September 22, 2016, a Portland Police Bureau detective and officers from the Bike Theft Task Force (BTTF), arrested 32-year-old David Joshua Dutcherson, in connection with at least three burglaries of apartment complex garages where numerous bicycles were stolen at several area in Portland.

The Bike Index website (https://bikeindex.org/) was instrumental in identifying some of the stolen bikes. An off-duty detective saw a suspicious van with three high end racing bikes the week prior and took note of the plate and the driver. While officers were investigating some new bike thefts the detective recognized the suspect and the vehicle as the same one he had seen a week prior.

Dutcherson was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the First Degree (four counts), Theft in the First Degree (three counts), Possession of Heroin, and Theft in the First Degree by Receiving. Dutcherson was also held on numerous outstanding warrants. Dutcherson was also on probation for burglary at the time of the offenses and is being held on a probation violation.

Dutcherson is believed to have burglarized several locations in Southeast Portland to steal bicycles and re-sell them online. Dutcherson is suspected of breaking into locations in the 2600 block of Southeast Ankeny Street, the 1300 block of Southeast Umatilla Street and the 1600 block of Southeast Harold Street.

Detectives recovered three stolen bikes from Dutcherson who had already sold them to unsuspecting buyers. Detectives were able to locate the bikes and returned them to their rightful owners.

The Portland Police Bureau Bike Theft Task Force has a number of recommendations on preventing bicycle theft and important reminders to keep track of your serial numbers in the event of theft.

To learn more, please visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/66825

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Theft Suspect "DJ Gucci Thief" Identified, Arrested in Lake Oswego (Photo) - 09/26/16

On Friday September 23, 2016, 21-year-old Kyle Rodgers was arrested by Lake Oswego Police officers after he'd been identified as a suspect in two thefts in the City of Portland.

Rodgers was identified as as the suspect in the September 12 theft of Gucci sunglasses from The Sunglass Hut at the Lloyd Center Mall. Surveillance images were released to the public by the Portland Police Bureau, nicknaming him "DJ Gucci Thief" because he told the victim he was a rapper, had a lot of money and wanted to buy sunglasses.

Tips from the public were sent to the detective almost immediately after surveillance images were posted. After identifying Rodgers as the suspect, detectives learned that he was also the suspect in a high-end camera theft on September 13 from The Shutterbug on Southwest Washington Street.

Rodgers was booked into the Multnomah County Jail early Saturday morning on charges of Theft in the First Degree (two counts). Rodgers will be arraigned on Monday.

The Portland Police Bureau posts images of unidentified suspects online at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/canyouidme/

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UPDATE #2: Shooting Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Centennial Neighborhood - One Person Deceased - 09/24/16

The victim in Friday's homicide has been identified as 45-year-old Michael Scott Hoven. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined that Hoven died of multiple gunshot wounds.

No arrests have been made and detectives are seeking help from the public.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Bryan Steed at 503-823-0395, bryan.steed@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Michele Michaels at 503-823-0692, michele.michaels@portlandoregon.gov.

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Detectives are continuing to investigate the death of a 45-year-old male inside the residence on Southeast 162nd Avenue. Based on the preliminary investigation, detectives believe this is a homicide.

Officers responded to the report of a suspicious vehicle in the area after the primary call and found a vehicle that may or may not be related to the incident. Detectives are processing the vehicle for evidence to determine if it is related to the homicide.

No further information is available or expected to be released this evening.

Southeast 162nd Avenue is expected to be closed for several more hours.

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On Friday September 23, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at a residence in the 1700 block of Southeast 162nd Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a male adult victim inside the residence. Medical personnel confirmed that the victim was deceased. The cause and manner of death has not been determined.

Preliminary information indicates that two people, a male and a female, ran from the scene. They have not been located.

Southeast 162nd Avenue is closed to all traffic, between Clay and Mill Street.

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

Interested media should stage at Southeast 162nd Avenue and Clay Street. The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene.

Anyone with information about this shooting should call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333 or speak to an officer at the scene.

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Early Morning Crash Critically Injures One Person - Driver Arrested (Photo) - 09/24/16

On Saturday September 24, 2016, at 3:41 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report that a driver crashed into a tree at Northeast Ridgewood Drive and Regents Drive.

Officers arrived and located the driver, 25-year-old Thomas Richard Keil, outside the vehicle and observed signs that he was under the influence of intoxicants.

Medical personnel arrived and began treating the right rear passenger, 24-year-old Leo James Burby, who was suffering life-threatening injuries. Burby was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment.

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

Based on evidence at the scene, officers believe that Keil was driving eastbound on Ridgewood Drive at a high rate of speed when he failed to maneuver an eastbound curve onto Regents Drive, lost control and hit a tree. Officers learned that Keil consumed marijuana and alcohol prior to driving and crashing into the tree.

Two other passengers did not suffer any serious injuries.

Keil was treated for minor injuries at a Portland hospital then was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Second Degree, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Reckless Driving, and Recklessly Endangering Another Person (three counts). Keil will be arraigned on Monday.

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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Shooting Investigation Overnight in Southeast Portland - One Person Injured - 09/24/16

On Friday September 23, 2016, at 11:41 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting outside Maddy's, located at 17102 Southeast Powell Boulevard.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and found a male adult suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

Witnessed described seeing two African American males near a white car at the time of the shooting. The vehicle left the area after the gunshots were heard by witnesses.

The Gang Enforcement Team responded to investigate.

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UPDATE #2 - Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 86-Year-Old Man (Photo) - 09/24/16

On Friday September 23, 2016, a body was recovered believed to be Mr. Anderson, though investigators are still awaiting positive identification. He was recovered from Neahkanie Mountain in Tillamook County.

The family would like to extend much gratitude to all who helped in the search including the Portland Police Bureau, US Coast Guard, Manzanita Police and Fire, Tillamook County Sheriff, and Tillamook County Search and Rescue.

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The Tillamook County Sheriff's Office has located Mr. Anderson's vehicle on the Oregon Coast. Mr. Anderson remains missing. The Coast Guard is searching the coastline tonight and the Tillamook County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue will be searching the area tomorrow.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate 86-year-old Duane Irving Anderson, missing since Wednesday evening.

On Wednesday September 21, 2016, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Anderson was seen at the Lloyd Athletic Club, located at 815 Northeast Halsey Street, but failed to return home. Anderson was supposed to golfing after leaving the athletic club but it is not known if he made it to any of his preferred courses: Glendoveer, Eastmoreland, Colwood, or Broadmoor Golf Club.

Anderson is in good heath and is is out of character for him to be gone.

Anderson is described as a white male, 5'8" tall, 170 pounds, wearing a long sleeve shirt, beige pants, and a dark-colored windbreaker. Anderson was driving a white 2010 Toyota Prius, Oregon license plate 949EYU.

Anyone seeing Anderson or the vehicle should call 9-1-1 so officers can check his welfare. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to send it to missing@portlandoregon.gov.

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Video Released of Violent Robbery, Assault at Southeast Portland Bar - 09/23/16

On Wednesday September 21, 2016, at 9:48 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Maddy's, located at 17102 Southeast Powell Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with the 64-year-old female victim/employee of the bar. The victim told police that she was cleaning the counter when the suspect approached her from behind and demanded money. The victim felt something pressed up against her side and she looked and saw that the suspect had a handgun.

The victim opened the register and the suspect began taking money and putting it into a bag. The demanded more money from the victim, then struck her in the head with the gun, knocking her to the ground.

The suspect then left the bar and rode away westbound on Powell on a black sport motorcycle. One customer was in the bar but didn't see anything until she heard the victim yell after being struck by the suspect.

The suspect is a white male, approximately 5'10" tall, and 180 pounds. During the robbery, the suspect work his black motorcycle helmet, a black jacket, glove, and tan or cream-colored pants.

Surveillance video of the incident is being released to aid in the investigation and can be viewed at https://youtu.be/OLk1hgjhjMM

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

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Sex Crimes Unit Seeking Public's Help to Identify Sexual Assault Suspects (Photo) - 09/22/16

The Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit is asking for the public's help in identifying suspects involved in two reports of sexual assault.

On Saturday September 17, 2016, at 11:49 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Portland Adventist Medical Center to take a report of an overnight sexual assault and possible drugging. Officers spoke with the 23-year-old female victim who told police that she was with friends on Friday night at nightclubs in Old Town and the Pearl District.

The victim told police that she ordered a drink and shortly after ordering it, did not remember anything. She later awoke to a man having sexual intercourse with her in an unknown residence. The suspect later gave the victim a ride to her car.

The suspect in this incident is described as a dark-skinned male, possibly Middle Eastern, dark hair, 5'7" tall, 130 pounds, driving a gold sedan with a tan interior.

On Sunday September 18, 2016, at 1:59 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Northwest 9th Avenue and Couch Street on the report that a 20-year-old woman had been sexually assaulted by three men in the back of a vehicle. Officers spoke with the victim and her friends and learned that the victim was very intoxicated and was placed in a parked car by friends so she could sleep. The victim was lured from the vehicle by a suspect who drove her to the area of Northwest 16th Avenue and Kearney Street, where he and two other suspects sexually assaulted her.

The suspects in the second incident are described as males in their 30s of Indian or Middle Eastern descent. The suspect vehicle was described as a newer Honda Accord or Toyota Camry four-door, blue in color with tinted windows.

The victim in the second incident met with a Forensic Sketch Artist to develop a composite sketch of the suspect who lured and drove the victim.

Anyone with information about either of these incidents or information about suspects should contact Detective Todd Prosser at 503-823-9320, todd.prosser@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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UPDATE #2: Shooting Investigation Underway in Portsmouth Neighborhood - One Person Deceased (Photo) - 09/20/16

The victim in last night's shooting has been identified as 18-year-old Marquis Stephion Taylor. Taylor died of a single gunshot wound.

There is no suspect information in this case and motive has not been determined.

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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Homicide detectives are in the early stages of an investigation into the shooting that left one person deceased. The victim is an 18-year-old male. His name and cause and manner of death will be released after an autopsy is conducted on Tuesday by the Oregon State Medical Examiner.

Preliminary information indicates that witnesses heard gunfire and the victim ran some distance to where he was found by police. At this point there is no suspect information.

Gang Enforcement Team investigators are assisting with the investigation, although gang involvement has not been determined at this time.

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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On Monday September 19, 2016, at 8:27 p.m., 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 was deceased.

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

Media staging is on Hereford Avenue, just South of Willis Boulevard. The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene.

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

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September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month (Photo) - 09/20/16

The Portland Police Bureau's partners at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) recognize September as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This month helps promote resources and awareness around the issues of suicide prevention, how you can help others and how to talk about suicide without increasing the risk of harm.

Through August of this year, there have been over 1,500 dispatched calls for a person threatening or attempting suicide. Additionally, Portland Police officers have responded to 60 reports of a person completing suicide. To put this number in perspective, there had been a total of 12 homicides and 30 traffic fatalities for that same time period.

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

In 2013, the Portland Police Bureau released the video, "What if You Could Turn Back the Clock on Suicide?" The video is available for viewing at https://youtu.be/_1uz3cs-HdA

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

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

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

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

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Robbery Investigation Underway at North Portland Credit Union - 09/19/16

On Monday September 19, 2016, at 10:10 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at Trailhead Credit Union, located at 3904 North Mississippi Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that the suspect used a demand note and obtained an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect left the credit union without incident.

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

The suspect is described as an African American male in his 20s, 5'10" tall, 140 pounds, short hair, mustache, wearing a blue sweatshirt and gray sweatpants.

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

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Joint Message from the Portland Muslim Community Police Council and the Portland Police Bureau - 09/19/16

The Portland Police Bureau has been in communication with Muslim community leaders after the bombings in the New York/New Jersey area and the stabbings in St. Cloud, Minnesota. These incidents injured nearly 40 people combined and have left communities in fear of further incidents.

The suspects in these apparent unrelated incidents have been reported to be from Afghanistan (NY/NJ) and Somalia (Minnesota), both predominantly Islamic countries.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and we want to express our appreciation for those first responders who are addressing these terrible acts, including the two police officers injured today in a shootout with a suspect.

We have no information to suggest that Portlanders are at any risk as a result of these incidents.

The Portland Muslim Community Police Council was formed in March 2016 after recognizing the mutual need for the Muslim community and the police to engage with each other and work together. The council works to collaborate on the many complex socio-economic, political and cultural issues in relation to the American criminal justice system and community safety and security.

The council is made up religious leaders and community members as well as members of the Portland Police Bureau, ranging from police officer to assistant chief.

The goal of the council is to develop a long term community engagement program with the Muslim community and implement the program's mission throughout the Police Bureau.

By working together on these complex social justice issues, the council hopes to assist Portland's Muslim community members with their integration process, mitigate unnecessary difficulties and negative outcomes, and ensure the peace and stability of their families and community.

The council is asking the community to come together in these times of tragedy by supporting all community members and to understand that the actions of one individual do not reflect the beliefs of a culture and religion based on peace and love.

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Northwest Portland Restaurant Robbed Late Sunday Night by Two Suspects - 09/19/16

On Sunday September 18, 2016, at 11:59 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Papa Haydn restaurant, located at 701 Northwest 23rd Avenue. The caller reported that two masked men robbed the restaurant at gunpoint then fled the area.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that both suspects entered the restaurant and one was armed with a handgun. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspects left the restaurant without incident.

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

The suspect that displayed a handgun was described as a male, unknown race, 5'5" tall, medium build, wearing a dark-colored t-shirt, light-colored jeans, and a Halloween-style mask.

The second suspect was described as a white male in his 30s, 5'8" tall, medium build, neutral-colored hooded jacket with a hood, blue jeans, wearing a Halloween-style mask.

Anyone with information about this incident or any area residents with home surveillance video are asked to contact Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405.

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UPDATE: Robbery Investigation at Woodstock Neighborhood Plaid Pantry - Suspect in Custody (Photo) - 09/19/16

The suspect in this robbery, 34-year-old Jonathan Lee Lathrop, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail early this morning on charges of Robbery in the First Degree (four counts) and Kidnap in the First Degree. He'll be arraigned today in Multnomah County Court.

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On Sunday September 18, 2016, at 11;09 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Plaid Pantry store, located at 5414 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, on the report that someone armed with a chainsaw and a knife was robbing the store.

Officers arrived in the area and located the suspect outside the store, where he was taken into custody without incident. A chainsaw was seized at the scene.

Next to the store, a vehicle was on fire but it is not known if it is related to the robbery or the suspect. Portland Fire & Rescue responded to put out the fire and will investigate the circumstances.

Nobody was injured during the robbery and detectives are responding to continue the investigation.

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UPDATE #2: Robbery Investigation Underway at Northeast Portland Marijuana Dispensary - 09/19/16

No suspects were located in the dispensary or the surrounding neighborhood after an extensive search by SERT officers.

The one person detained was released after detectives determined that he was not involved in the robbery.

Robbery detectives are continuing to investigate and may release more information on Monday afternoon.

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The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) is responding to assist North Precinct officers with a search for suspects in the robbery.

Any remaining media can remain on Sandy Boulevard, next to Parkrose Hardware. The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene.

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On Sunday September 18, 2016, at 8:48 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery in progress at Green Buds Dispensary, located at 10929 Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and saw at least two people running from the dispensary into the area north of Sandy Boulevard, toward the railroad tracks.

Officers learned that multiple suspects, both male and female, were involved in the robbery at the business. At least four of the suspects were armed with handguns. No shots were believed to be fired during the robbery and it is unknown if anything was taken from the dispensary.

One person has been detained in the area and officers are continuing to search the area North of Sandy Boulevard.

Anyone with emergency information about the robbery is asked to call 9-1-1.

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

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Shooting Suspects Arrested Thursday Afternoon, Guns Seized (Photo) - 09/18/16

On Thursday September 15, 2016, Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team (GET) detectives, assisted by the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT), arrested two people in connection with a Wednesday morning shooting in Southeast Portland.

19-year-old McKeever Watkins Thompson and 16-year-old Nico Thomas were arrested on charges of Attempted Aggravated Murder, Attempted Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Thompson was booked into the Multnnomah County Jail and Thomas was booked into the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home. Thompson is also being held on a probation violation.

The investigation started on Wednesday September 14, 2016, at 2:59 a.m., when East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 2300 block of Southeast 143rd Avenue. Arriving officers located evidence of gunfire in the street, and contacted two young women who told officers they had been shot at but not injured.

Based on information learned at the scene, GET detectives responded and continued the investigation, which led to the identification of Thompson as one of the suspects.

On Thursday, investigators located Thompson at a residence in the 8300 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard and obtained a search warrant for the residence. After SERT officers took Thompson and Thomas into custody, investigators searching the residence located and seized multiple firearms.

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 Early Morning Shooting in the Vernon Neighborhood - No Known Injuries (Photo) - 09/18/16

On Sunday September 18, 2016, at 3:17 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to multiple reports of gunfire in the area of Northeast 15th Avenue and Killingsworth Street.

Arriving officers located evidence of gunfire on Killingsoworth Street as well as approximately one block South on 15th Avenue.

According to the investigation, more than two dozen shots were fired in this incident. No gunshot victims were found at the scene or arrived at any area hospital. Officers did not locate any property damage as a result of this incident.

Based on information learned at the scene, GET detectives responded and continued 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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UPDATE - Shooting Investigation Underway at North Portland's McCoy Park - 09/16/16

The victim in the shooting is a male in his 20s. He is expected to survive his injuries.

The Gang Enforcement Team is investigating the shooting.

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On Friday September 16, 2016, at 4:08 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to multiple reports of gunfire at McCoy Park, located at North Trenton Street and Newman Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and located multiple witnesses and one gunshot victim. The victim is being treated by medical personnel.

Officers are speaking with witnesses to gather suspect information.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to speak to an officer at the scene or call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Cully Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 09/15/16

On Thursday September 15, 2016, at 8:49 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 6200 block of Northeast Simpson Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire and learned at least one residence and one parked vehicle were struck by bullets. There were no gunshot victims located at the scene or arrived at any area hospital.

Preliminary information indicates that someone in a silver sedan fired multiple gunshots then sped out of the area.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team is conducting 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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27-Year-Old Man Arrested in Downtown Portland Outside Federal Courthouse - Rifle Seized (Photo) - 09/15/16

On Thursday September 15, 2016, at approximately 5:00 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse, located at 1000 Southwest 3rd Avenue, to assist Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officers with a person in custody.

Central Precinct officers learned that DHS officers arrested a man after he brought a concealed rifle into a controlled area around the courthouse. The suspect was carrying the rifle concealed and wrapped in a towel. DHS officers saw him walking towards the courthouse, carrying a sign and a towel wrapped around something. DHS officers challenged him as he entered the controlled area. The towel wrapped around the item slipped off and officers could see it was concealing a rifle. The suspect dropped the rifle was taken into custody without incident. An inspection of the rifle by officers revealed that it was not loaded but had an empty magazine in the rifle.

The suspect, 27-year-old Matthew Thomas Mglej, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Mglej was also cited for a Federal firearms violation by DHS officers.

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Suspect in Early September Shooting Charged with Attempted Murder (Photo) - 09/15/16

In the evening hours of Wednesday September 7, 2016, 29-year-old Hai Tu Duong was arrested in connection with a September 5 shooting at Southeast 136th Avenue and Powell Boulevard that injured one man.

Duong was stopped in a vehicle and arrested at Southeast 122nd Avenue and Fremont by members of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) after Gang Enforcement Team investigators located him at a home near Northeast 115th Avenue and Prescott Street.

Duong was booked into the Multnomah County Jail for a parole violation.

Today, detectives added charges of Attempted Murder, Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Duong will be arraigned on the new charges on Friday in Multnomah County Court.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact Detective Jeff Pontius at 503-823-2081, Jeffery.pontius@portlandoregon.gov.

This investigation started on Monday September 5, 2016, at 7:44 p.m., when East Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the report of a shooting in parking lot of the Lucky Corner Restaurant, located at 13604 Southeast Powell Boulevard.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a 29-year-old man suffering from traumatic injuries. The victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment and is expected to make a full recovery.

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Bias Crimes Detective Investigating Report of Children Pepper Sprayed by Unknown Suspect - 09/15/16

On Tuesday September 13, 2016, at 9:16 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 5500 block of Northeast 9th Avenue on the report that several children were pepper sprayed by an unknown male riding a bicycle.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and treated the three male victims, ages 12, 11 and 7, for exposure to pepper spray. None of the victims required transport by ambulance to a hospital and were treated at the scene by medical personnel.

Police spoke with 62-year-old Patricia Garner and her daughter 32-year-old Foia Frazer, the grandmother and mother of the three victims.

Garner and Frazier told officers that they were getting the kids into the car as a man on a bicycle rode by southbound on 9th Avenue. The suspect turned around northbound, riding back by the car and sprayed the kids with pepper spray. Garner reported to police that the man yelled a racial epithet at them as he pepper sprayed the kids then rode away. The three victims, as well as Garner and Frazier, are African American.

The victims described the suspect as a white or Hispanic male in his mid-20s, 5'9" tall, 160 pounds, wearing black spandex-style bicycle clothing and a grey and black helmet. The suspect was riding a road-style bicycle (not a mountain bike), with a white box on the back of the bicycle.

Officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description. Frazier found the white box in the neighborhood and turned it over to police. The box contained various tools but no identifying information.

Due to the nature of the report, a detective assigned to investigate Bias Crimes is conducting the investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Detective Jeff Sharp at 503-823-9773, jeff.sharp@portlandoregon.gov.

Bias crimes are defined as any criminal act that targets a victim based on the suspect's perception of the victim's race, color, religion, national origin or sexual orientation.

The Portland Police Bureau investigates all reported incidents of bias crimes and encourages any member of our community who is the victim of such a crime to contact law enforcement.

If you have been the victim of a bias crime assault, immediately call 9-1-1. If you have been the victim of a bias crime, such as vandalism or graffiti, please call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

To learn more about bias crime investigations, please visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/423009

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Pedestrian Struck by MAX on East Burnside - Traffic and Service Impact - 09/14/16

On Wednesday September 14, 2016, at 4:15 p.m., East Precinct and Transit Police Division officers responded to 143rd Avenue and East Burnside Street on the report that a person had been struck by a MAX.

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

Preliminary information indicates that the woman intentionally stepped in the path of an oncoming MAX train headed westbound.

Westbound MAX service will be impacted for approximately one hour. Traffic along East Burnside Street may also be impacted during the investigation. Alternate routes include Northeast Glisan Street and Southeast Stark Street.

No further information is available at this time.

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UPDATE: Major Crash Team Investigating Crash on Southeast Deardorff Road - 09/14/16

The motorcycle rider critically injured in the crash has been identified as 33-year-old John William McArthur of Southeast Portland. McArthur remain in a Portland hospital with life-threatening injuries and was not believed to be impaired drugs or alcohol.

The driver of the other vehicle, a 2005 Toyota Avalon, has been identified as 29-year-old Whitney Roseman of Southeast Portland. Roseman cooperated with the investigation and was not believed to be impaired by drugs or alcohol.

No citations have been issued and the crash remains under investigation.

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On Tuesday September 13, 2016, at 5:03 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a traffic crash involving a motorcycle rider and a driver on Southeast Deardorff Road near Flavel Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and contacted the motorcycle rider, who was suffering from traumatic injuries. The rider, an adult male, was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to life-threatening injuries.

The driver remained at the scene and has been cooperative with investigators.

Preliminary information indicates that the motorcycle rider was northbound on Deardorff Road at a high rate of speed, crossed the center line and crashed into the driver, who was driving southbound.

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

Southeast Deardorff Road is expected to remain closed for several hours as the investigation continues.

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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Bank Robbery Investigation Underway in North Portland's Kenton Neighborhood - 09/12/16

On Monday September 12, 2016, at 3:23 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank branch located at 8334 North Denver Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to employees who told police that the suspect entered the bank and demanded money from a teller. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect walked out of the bank without incident. The suspect did not display or imply a weapon.

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

The suspect is described as a white male in his 40s, 5'10" tall, medium build, gray hair, stubble on face, wearing blue clothing.

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

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10 Men Arrested in Undercover Sex Trafficking Mission in Early September - 09/12/16

During the week of September 5 to September 9, 2016, the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit conducted an undercover mission to address online sex trafficking.

Investigators posted online ads on known sex trafficking websites. 10 men contacted undercover police officers to arrange payment for sexual acts. Investigators were assisted by a Portland hotel as part of this effort.

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

The 10 men who responded to the ad and came to the hotel were arrested with the misdemeanor crime of Patronizing a Prostitute (Oregon Revised Statute 167.008). Nine men were given criminal citations to appear in court at a later time. One was lodged for Distribution and Possession of Methamphetamine and for Patronizing a Prostitute.

The following is a list of the men arrested for Patronizing a Prostitute:

* 55 year old Mario Abal Forzan of Vancouver
* 25 year old Humberto San Juan Martin of Portland
* 32 year old Ricardo Gonzalez-Flores of Tigard
* 68 year old Russ Michael Mulkey of Portland
* 34 year old Adan John Falatovich of Vancouver
* 50 year old Brian Erik Jamison of Portland
* 33 year old Troy Alan Kimito Matsumura of Portland
* 30 year old Emmanuel Rodriguez Barreto of Vancouver
* 34 year old Kidane Tewelde Michael of Portland
* 38 year old Justin Fincannon of Portland was also arrested for Distribution and Possession of Methamphetamine. He was booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

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

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One Booked, Two Cited for Various Crimes During Downtown Portland Demonstration (Photo) - 09/09/16

In the afternoon hours of Friday September 9, 2016, several hundred demonstrators took to the streets in Downtown Portland, causing significant traffic problems in the Downtown core.

During the demonstration, projectiles were thrown at officers, at least one police car was damaged as well as a private citizen's vehicle, and some demonstrators intimidated and threatened members of the public.

During the several hours' long demonstration that moved throughout Downtown Portland, officers identified and arrested three people for committing criminal acts during the demonstration.

27-year-old James Mathew Mattox was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer and Harassment.

Two other men were given criminal citations to appear in court. One on charges of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Interfering with a Peace Officer and the other for Resist Arrest, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Interfering with a Peace Officer.

Officers deployed pepper spray at one point due to the unruly nature of some in the crowd. Officers received reports from numerous members of the public who were scared, frustrated and intimidated by the actions of many in the demonstration. There were several different groups and causes represented in the demonstration.

Officers will be reviewing pictures and video of the demonstration in an effort to identify other criminal suspects and additional arrests are possible.

The demonstrations lasted from approximately 2:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

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

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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Traffic Division, Union Pacific Railroad Issue Several Citations during Safety Mission in CEID (Photo) - 09/09/16

On Thursday evening, Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division officers, in partnership with the Union Pacific Railroad Police Department, conducted a joint traffic safety mission in the Central Eastside Industrial District (CEID), specific to railroad crossings.

The effort came about due to complaints from the railroad about drivers, pedestrians and bicycle riders not stopping for railroad crossing arms as well as pedestrians crossing over and under slow-moving rail traffic.

During the enforcement and awareness mission, officers focused on the area from Southeast Stark to Clinton Streets, Water to 12th Avenues.

Officers issued 10 citations for 17 different violations and issued 12 written warnings for 13 different violations. Four citations and four written warnings were specific to railroad crossing disobedience.

To learn more about railroad safety, please visit https://www.up.com/aboutup/community/safety/

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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30 Citations, 27 Warnings Issued during a #VisionZero Traffic Safety Mission (Photo) - 09/09/16

The Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division conducted a Vision Zero traffic safety mission on Thursday evening along 82nd Avenue, from Southeast Division Street to the I-84 crossing.

From approximately 8:15 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., officers conducted high-visibility enforcement and education stops.

In total, 30 traffic citations were issued for 33 different traffic charges. 27 written warnings were also issued by officers conducting the mission. Additionally, one person was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) and Reckless Driving.

The Traffic Division was assisted by officers from East Precinct and Central Precinct. North Precinct officers were tied up on a tactical incident on Northeast Fremont Street.

This mission was conducted in an effort to address the high number of traffic crashes this year resulting in serious physical injuries or death. So far this year, 31 people have died in traffic-related crashes.

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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UPDATE #3 - SERT/CNT Responding to Assist US Marshals on Barricaded, Possibly Armed Suspect (Photo) - 09/09/16

The suspect, 48-year-old Tony Lamont Brown, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail early this morning on charges of Attempted Murder/Domestic Violence, Robbery in the First Degree, Burglary in the First Degree/Domestic Violence (two counts), Menacing/Domestic Violence, and Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon.

Brown will be arraigned in Multnomah County Court today.

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At approximately 10:00 p.m., the suspect in this incident was taken into custody by SERT officers inside the home.

SERT used an explosive breach to open a door to the home and ultimately deployed multiple gas rounds into the home to get the suspect to surrender. After several hours, the suspect did not surrender, and SERT officers entered the home and were able to take him into custody.

The suspect will be turned over to detectives and eventually booked into the Multnomah County Jail on numerous charges.

His name and charges will be released on Friday morning.

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The suspect in this incident is wanted for Attempted Murder, Robbery and additional charges in connection with a domestic violence investigation.

The suspect is in the victim's home but is believed to be alone in the residence.

Crisis negotiators are working to communicate with the suspect.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to assist the US Marshals Office in apprehending a barricaded, possibly armed person in a home in the 3400 block of Northeast 81st Avenue.

Northeast Fremont Street is closed between 82nd and 77th Avenues, including side street access.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

Media staging will be on Fremont, West of 77th Avenue.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene.

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UPDATE: Pedestrian Injured in Hit and Run Crash on Southeast Division Street (Photo) - 09/07/16

The person injured in Tuesday night's crash has been identified as 21-year-old Dominique Hadley Mann of Northeast Portland. He remains in a Portland hospital being treated for injuries.

Traffic investigators learned that Mann was crossing 148th Avenue, from the westside to the eastside when he was struck by the northbound driver of a white 2008 Infiniti G37.

The woman who retrieved the suspect vehicle, 32-year-old Amber Nichole Mensing, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Hindering Prosecution, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, and Reckless Driving.

The investigation is ongoing and the actual driver has not yet been positively identified or arrested.

Anyone with information about this crash should send tips to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Tuesday September 6, 2016, at 8:44 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report that a pedestrian was struck by a driver at Southeast 148th Avenue and Division Street and that the driver fled the area.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the male pedestrian suffering from traumatic injuries. He was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment and his current condition is not known.

Preliminary information indicates that after striking the pedestrian, the driver fled the area but then returned and was providing aid to the pedestrian. Prior to police arrival, the driver left again and a female came to the scene and drove away in the suspect vehicle.

Officers engaged the female driver in a short pursuit before she crashed at Southeast 150th Avenue and Main Street, where she was taken into custody.

Officers are searching the area for the driver, described as a Hispanic male in his early-40s.

Traffic Division officers are at the scene conducting an investigation.

148th Avenue is closed between Division and Main 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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Subject Arrested After Claiming Explosives in Vehicle on Hayden Island - 09/07/16

On Wednesday September 7, 2016, at 5:14 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Salpare Bay Marina, located at 11505 Northeast Yacht Harbor Drive, on the report that marina security encountered a man who claimed to have explosives in a truck.

Officers, including Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT) officers, arrived in the area and attempted contact with the man but were unsuccessful. Due to the information about explosives, members of the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT), Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), and the Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit (MEDU) responded to assist to safely resolve the incident.

As these additional resources were arriving, the subject got out of the truck and surrendered to officers.

The subject, 48-year-old David Chastain, was issued criminal citations for Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree and other misdemeanor crimes, and was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment due to unrelated medical issues.

No explosives were found in the truck, which did not belong to Chastain.

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Shooting Investigation Underway on Southeast Powell Boulevard - One Person Injured - 09/05/16

On Monday September 5, 2016, at 7:44 p.m., East Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the report of a shooting in parking lot of the Lucky Corner Restaurant, located at 13604 Southeast Powell Boulevard.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located an adult male victim suffering from traumatic injuries. The victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment.

Witnesses told police that someone in a newer black SUV with chrome wheels fired multiple shots at the victim then sped out of the area.

The SUV does not have any license plates and has chrome wheels and gold trim and was last seen eastbound on Powell Boulevard then turned northbound.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic or Asian male in his 20s, thin build, armed with a handgun.

It is not clear at this point what led up to the shooting.

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

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Handgun Seized, Two Arrested Early Friday Morning in Southeast Portland (Photo) - 09/05/16

On Friday September 2, 2016, at 12:09 a.m., Gang Enforcement Team officers contacted a group of males in the parking lot of the King's Wild bar and strip club, located at 13550 Southeast Powell Boulevard.

Officers recognized one of the individuals as 19-year-old Labraye Franklin, a known gang associate. Officers contacted the group and observed an open container of alcohol and marijuana in a vehicle occupied by Franklin and four others under the age of 21.

A search of the vehicle by police revealed a loaded handgun under one of the seats.

19-year-old Labraye Franklin was arrested on a probation violation and booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

20-year-old Skillful Davis was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Loaded Firearm.

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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Assault Suspect Arrested, Firearm Seized During Traffic Stop on Friday Night (Photo) - 09/05/16

On Friday September 2, 2016, Gang Enforcement Team officers arrested 19-year-old Earl Lee Hillman in connection with a July 2016 assault and shooting in Northeast Portland's Cully Neighborhood.

Officers arrested Hillman after a traffic stop at Southeast 242nd Avenue and Stark Street in Gresham and seized a loaded handgun with an extended magazine from the vehicle.

Hillman was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Third Degree, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Loaded Firearm. He will be arraigned on Tuesday in Multnomah County Court.

The assault charge is the result of an investigation that began in the early morning hours of July 17, 2016, in the area of Northeast 55th Avenue and Prescott Street, when officers responded to the report of a large party, fight and shooting that injured two people. Gang Enforcement Team detectives developed probable cause to arrest Hillman for an assault. The shooting was committed by a different person and remains under investigation.

Anyone with additional information about the July 2016 shooting should contact Detective Todd Teats at 503-823-2137 or todd.teats@portlandoregon.gov.

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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Two Arrests, Gun Seized Near Woodlawn Park (Photo) - 09/05/16

On Sunday September 4, 2016, at 6:51 p.m., Gang Enforcement Team officers attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of Woodlawn Park but the driver sped away. Officers located the vehicle a short time later parked at Northeast 18th Avenue and Junior Street.

Officers contacted two people that walked away from the vehicle, 19-year-old Timothy Wayne Wilson and 18-year-old Quandre Harris-Streeter. In the vehicle officers located a loaded handgun and an extended magazine for a different handgun.

Both subjects associated to the vehicle are known gang associates and were arrested.

Wilson was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Loaded Firearm (two counts). Wilson was also held on two outstanding warrants for Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Possession of Methamphetamine.

Harris-Streeter was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on outstanding warrants for Reckless Driving and Assault in the Fourth Degree/Domestic Violence.

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: Fatal Crash Investigation Underway on Southeast Division - Pedestrian Deceased (Photo) - 09/05/16

Early Monday morning, Traffic Division investigators booked the driver, 40-year-old Clifford Eugene Perry Jr. of Southeast Portland into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Manslaughter in the Second Degree, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) and Reckless Driving. Perry will be arraigned on Tuesday in Multnomah County Court.

The deceased has been identified as 61-year-old Damon Patrick Burton, a resident of the neighborhood.

According to the investigation, Burton was crossing Division Street, from the South to the North when he was struck by Perry, who was driving westbound on Division at a high rate of speed. After striking Burton, Perry continued West until he crashed into a concrete block at the gas station at 122nd Avenue. A passenger in Perry's car was not injured.

Traffic officers developed probable cause to believe that Perry was intoxicated while driving and arrested him on numerous charges.

Anyone with additional information about this crash is asked to contact Officer Phil Maynard at 503-823-2216, phillip.maynard@portlandoregon.gov.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Sunday September 4, 2016, at 9:21 p.m., East Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the 12400 block of Southeast Division Street on the report that a pedestrian had been struck by a driver on Division Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and determined that the pedestrian was deceased. The deceased is a male, unknown age or identity.

The driver has remained at the scene.

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

Southeast Division Street will be closed in both directions from 122nd to 125th Avenues for several hours.

No further details are expected to be released this evening.

This is the 31st fatal traffic crash in 2016 in the City of 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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UPDATE - ARREST: Death Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Parkrose Heights Neighborhood (Photo) - 09/04/16

This afternoon, Homicide detectives booked 36-year-old Kelby Blaine Jake into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Murder. He'll be arraigned on Tuesday in Multnomah County Court.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined that the victim, 25-year-old Martin Richard Ochoa, died of a single stab wound.

Jake was detained at the scene by responding officers and was acquainted with the victim.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457, rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762, erik.kammerer@portlandoregon.gov.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The initial call was to Northeast 105th, not Southeast as initially released. As a matter of clarification, that is where the initial call indicated a shooting. It is not yet clear where or how the victim was killed.

Updates will be provided on Sunday.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Saturday September 3, 2016, at 10:15 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at Northeast 105th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard after a caller reported being the victim of a drive-by shooting and reported that one person was hit.

Officers arrived in the area and did not locate any victim or witnesses. Further investigation by officers led them to Northeast 111th Drive an Fargo Street where a male victim was located deceased in a vehicle. It is not clear what the cause and manner of death is at this time.

The original report of a shooting has not been verified.

Officers are in the early stages of a death investigation and Homicide detectives are responding to the scene.

111th Drive will be closed to traffic for several hours as the investigation continues.

Interested media may stage on Siskiyou Street at 111th Drive; however the Public Information Officer (PIO) is not responding at this time.

No further updates are expected this evening.

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

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Suspect Arrested, Firearm Seized After Gang Fight in Entertainment District (Photo) - 09/04/16

On Sunday September 4, 2016, at 2:15 a.m., Central Precinct Entertainment Detail and Gang Enforcement Team officers were patrolling the Downtown Portland Entertainment District when a fight started involving 10 - 12 gang associates.

During the fight, which occurred on Northwest 3rd Avenue between Couch and Burnside Streets, a suspect brandished a firearm in full view of the officers.

The suspect took off running from the officers and discarded the gun in the parking lot at Northwest 4th Avenue and Couch Street.

Officers caught the suspect and, after a struggle, took him into custody and seized the firearm.

The suspect, 25-year-old Darius Pierre Tarver, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm and Escape in the Third Degree. He'll be arraigned on Tuesday in Multnomah County Court.

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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Numerous Shootings Overnight in East Precinct - No Known Gunshot Victims - 09/04/16

East Precinct officers investigated numerous reports of gunfire overnight. Nobody was injured in any of the shootings.

On Sunday September 4, 2016, at 3:53 a.m., officers responded to the 15900 block of East Burnside Street on the report of gunfire and a vehicle on fire.

Officers and firefighters arrived and learned that someone used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire in the car, which had numerous bullet strikes visible. Witnesses reported hearing several gunshots then seeing a dark-colored SUV leaving the area, possibly related to the shooting.

Shortly after this incident, callers in the area of Southeast 154th Avenue and Alder Street reported hearing gunfire. Officers arrived in the neighborhood and located evidence of gunfire but did not locate any victims or property damage.

A few minutes later, callers in the area of Southeast 148th Avenue and Clinton Street reported hearing gunfire. Officers arrived in the neighborhood and located evidence of gunfire but did not locate any victims or property damage.

A few hours later, officers responded to the area of Southeast 141st Avenue and Division Street on the report that a neighbor heard gunfire at approximately 4:00 a.m. and he awoke to find evidence of gunfire in the street. No victims or property damage were discovered at this location.

At 6:25 a.m., officers responded to the area of 115th Avenue and Powell Court on the report that someone shot at a victim as he got out of his car. Officers arrived in the area and spoke with the victim who told police that an unknown subject or subjects in a gold or silver car shot at him for unknown reasons. The victim was not hit in the shooting.

Based on information learned by officers, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to investigate the first two incidents. It is not clear if these first two are related to one another or if either are related to the other three shootings.

Anyone with information about these shootings is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333 or provide information to CrimeTips@Portlandoregon.gov.

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 - ARREST: Public's Help Sought to Locate Stolen Vehicle, Owner's Black Lab "Tiger" (Photo) - 09/03/16

Shortly after taking the stolen report from the victim, a different North Precinct officer was at Starbucks on Hayden Island when the officer saw the stolen vehicle in the parking lot. Officers contacted the driver, 29-year-old Isaiah John Gellatly, and took him into custody.

Officers learned that Gellatly let Tiger out of the car not far from the Mouse Trap Tavern so officers checked the area, located Tiger wandering the neighborhood, and returned her to the victim, along with the vehicle.

Gellatly was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Unlawful Use of a Vehicle and an outstanding arrest warrant.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help to locate a stolen car containing a black Labrador named "Tiger."

On Saturday September 3, 2016, at 1:21 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 2300 block of North Lombard Street regarding a stolen vehicle. Officers spoke with the victim who told police that he'd parked his car outside the Mouse Trap Tavern at approximately noon, where he was having breakfast. His dog Tiger, an eight-year-old female black Labrador wearing a blue bandana, was left in the car with the windows down for fresh air.

The victim told police that when he came outside, the car and Tiger were gone.

The vehicle is a green 1998 Honda Civic two-door. The car has dents on all four corners and has a hole in the housing of the right headlight.

The vehicle's license plate is Washington A-K-W-0-1-9-2.

Anyone seeing the vehicle or Tiger is asked to immediately call 9-1-1.

Media interested in speaking with the victim should email the PIO.

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DUII Saturation Patrols Throughout #LaborDay Weekend (Photo) - 09/03/16

The Portland Police Bureau will be adding enhanced DUII patrols this Labor Day Weekend.

Officers will be patrolling for impaired drivers and are asking all road users to be responsible and exercise caution throughout the extended holiday weekend as the Summer season winds down.

The Portland Police Bureau arrested 33 impaired drivers in August 2016 utilizing additional funds supplied with a grant from Oregon Impact.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports more than 10,000 people died in alcohol related crashes, amounting to one person every 51 minutes (2012). Alcohol related crashes are estimated to cost drivers $37 billion annually.

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

* Use a designated driver
* Call a taxi or 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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Traffic Alert: Westbound Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway Shut Down Due to Traffic Crash - 09/02/16

On Friday September 2, 2016, at 3:20 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a multi-vehicle traffic crash in the 6100 block of Southwest Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located one driver suffering from traumatic injuries. A second driver was uninjured and a third left the scene prior to police arrival.

The crash involves three vehicles, one of which rolled over after the crash.

Westbound Beaverton Hillsdale Highway is anticipated to be closed for a few hours as Traffic Division officers conduct an investigation.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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33-Year-Old Man Injured in Stabbing, Two People Arrested (Photo) - 09/02/16

On Thursday September 1, 2016, at 9:47 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing in the 1200 block of Southeast Ash Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim suffering from injuries.

The victim, 33-year-old Gordon Lowry, was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to serious but not life-threatening injuries. Officers learned that the stabbing suspect was a female, accompanied by at least one male.

Officers quickly located both two suspects and took them into custody without incident. Officers learned that the suspects and victim all know each other and have had some ongoing problems with each other.

61-year-old Ella Louise Gill, was booked on a charge of Assault in the Second Degree.

Her brother, 59-year-old Darnell Lee Gill, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Assault in the Third Degree.

Both will be arraigned on Friday.

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31 Citations, 34 Warnings Issued During a #VisionZero Traffic Safety Mission (Photo) - 09/02/16

The Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division conducted a Vision Zero traffic safety mission on Thursday evening in the Lower East Side.

From 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., officers conducted high-visibility enforcement and education stops along Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Grand Avenue, from the Ross Island Bridge to Broadway.

In total, 31 traffic citations were issued for different traffic charges. 34 written warnings were also issued by officers conducting the mission. Additionally, two people were arrested: one for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) and another for outstanding warrants.

The Traffic Division was assisted by officers from East Precinct, North Precinct and Central Precinct.

This mission was conducted in an effort to address the high number of traffic crashes this year resulting in serious physical injuries or death. So far this year, 30 people have died in traffic-related crashes.

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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Public's Help Sought to Locate a Woman Missing Since September 2015 (Photo) - 09/01/16

The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate a missing 40-year-old woman, last seen in September 2015.

40-year-old Jennifer Lee Brown is described as a white female, 5'9" tall, 150 pounds, with blonde or brown hair.

Brown was last seen in mid-September 2015 visiting the home of a friend in the area of Southeast 16th Avenue and Stark Street.

Friends and family initially believed that Brown may have entered a long-term treatment facility as she struggled with addiction issues but she has not been heard from nor has she been in contact with anyone. In late-January 2016, police were contacted about Brown's disappearance.

At the time she was last seen, Brown was homeless and camping in parks.

There is no indication of foul play and police would like the public's help to locate Brown to check her welfare. Friends are offering a reward for information leading to Brown's whereabouts.

Anyone with information on Brown is asked to share it with Detective Lori Fonken at 503-823-1081, lori.fonken@portlandoregon.gov, reference case #16-26714.

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Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of Handgun with Extended Magazine, Two Arrests (Photo) - 09/01/16

On Wednesday August 31, 2016, at 10:46 p.m., Gang Enforcement Team officers conducted a traffic stop at Southeast 89th Avenue and Holgate Boulevard.

During the traffic stop, officers observed a handgun lying at the feet of the passenger in the front seat. Both occupants were arrested without incident after they were asked to exit the vehicle.

Officers seized the handgun, which they discovered had an extended magazine loaded with a total of 29 rounds of ammunition.

The driver, 23-year-old Alex Michael Curtis, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Possession of Cocaine.

The passenger, 29-year-old Dominque James Preston, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Loaded Firearm. Additionally he is being held on a parole violation.

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/CORRECTION - Three Suspects Involved in Southeast Portland Deli Robbery - No Injuries - 08/31/16

Preliminary information that a shot was fired during the robbery was incorrect - no shots were fired during the robbery.

After a preliminary investigation, officers determined that there were three suspects, not four, involved in this robbery.

No further information is available.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Wednesday August 31, 2016, at 3:49 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a disturbance at the Lighthouse Deli, located at 3416 Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard.

As officers were responding to the scene they learned that the deli was robbed and one of the suspects fired a shot.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that four suspects robbed the deli and it's customers and restrained some of the people inside. During the robbery, one of the suspects fired a shot. All four suspects left the deli and there were no reported injuries.

Preliminary suspect information is four African American males in their 20s wearing dark clothing.

Central Precinct and Canine Unit officers also responded to assist with the investigation.

Anyone with information about the robbery or anyone who witnessed the suspects fleeing the area should call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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32-Year-Old Man Arrested After Damaging Vehicles, Resisting Officers, and Licking a Man on the Face (Photo) - 08/30/16

On Tuesday August 30, 2016, at 3:42 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast 9th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard to check the area for a man assaulting a female in the area.

Officers arrived in the area and located the suspect, who jumped on the police car, damaging it, then climbed a tree and ran into a restaurant. Employees got the man to leave the kitchen area and police were able to take him into custody after struggling to get him to the ground. During the arrest, the suspect attempted to bite one of the officers.

Medical personnel responded and sedated the man and transported him by ambulance to a Portland hospital for an evaluation of drug intoxication.

Officers learned that the man damaged three other vehicles and attacked a man and licked his face.

The suspect, 32-year-old Matthew Joseph Medlin, was released from the hospital and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the Second Degree, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree (four counts), Resist Arrest, Attempted Assault of a Public Safety Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, and Harassment.

Booking photo courtesy of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.

Photos attached are of damage to a parked car, foot print on the hood of a police car and damage the police car roof. Courtesy of the Portland Police Bureau.

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