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Missing 12-Year-Old Located - 09/19/19

Joshua Frison has been located and is safe. Thank you for everyone's assistance in getting the word out.

Joshua Frison
Joshua Frison
Police Seek Help Locating Missing 12-Year-Old (Photo) - 09/19/19

Gresham, Ore. – Gresham Police is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 12-year-old boy. Joshua Frison was last seen today around 7:30 p.m. going to a friend’s house near 182nd Ave. and Yamhill St. Frison has brown hair, is approximately 5-feet tall and 95 lbs. He was last seen wearing a red shirt and black jogging pants.

Anyone who knows of Frison’s whereabouts is asked to call 911.

Attached Media Files: Joshua Frison
Missing 12-Year-Old Located - 09/12/19

Xavier Jackson was quickly located and is safe. Thanks everyone. 

Xavier Jackson
Xavier Jackson
Police Seek Help Locating Missing 12-Year-Old (Photo) - 09/12/19

Gresham, Ore. – Gresham Police is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 12-year-old boy. Xavier Jackson was last seen at Dexter McCarty Middle School today around 3:00 p.m. after being contacted about some behavioral issues. Jackson has brown hair, is approximately 4-feet-5-inches tall and 80 lbs. He was last seen wearing an orange and blue shirt, camo shorts, and a black backpack.

Anyone who knows of Jackson’s whereabouts is asked to call 911.

Attached Media Files: Xavier Jackson
Robert Houser
Robert Houser
Man Arrested for Arson and Kidnapping (Photo) - 09/06/19

Gresham, Ore.— Gresham Police have arrested a man for arson and kidnapping after an incident at an apartment complex. Today at 2:55 p.m., police responded to the report of a man with a gun entering the manager’s office at the Hogan Woods Apartments, 1645 NE 20th St. The office was occupied by employees and they fortunately were able to get away safely. The man then fled to his apartment within the complex. Smoke could be seen coming from the same apartment. Police evacuated the building and contacted the man later identified as 62-year-old Robert Houser. He was taken into custody a short while later. Gresham Fire extinguished the fire, and it was determined that no one else was inside.

Detectives are currently working on a search warrant for the apartment. Houser was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center for arson in the first degree, two counts of kidnapping in the first degree, two counts of coercion, and unlawful use of a weapon.

Gresham Police would like to thank everyone in the area for their cooperation during this stressful incident. Anyone that may have additional information about the incident is asked to call 503-618-2719.

Attached Media Files: Robert Houser