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Assault Suspect Located - 07/19/19

At approximately 7:35 pm, assault suspect Jonathan Jones was arrested on NE 160th Ave. north of Burnside St. by Portland Police. Gresham Police would like to thank the public for their assistance.

Suspect vehicle
Suspect vehicle
Police Investigation Assault With Hammer -- Seeking Suspect (Photo) - 07/19/19

Gresham, Ore. – Gresham Police is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the suspect in an assault with a hammer. The assault occurred just after 5:00 a.m. at the 7-Eleven located at 1430 NE 181st Ave. in Gresham.

 

The victim in the assault was transported to a local hospital and is receiving treatment for serious head injuries. There is no known connection or relationship between the suspect and victim in this case. The victim’s information is not being released at this time.

 

The suspect has been identified as 39-year-old Jonathan Jones of Portland. Mr. Jones is approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 235 lbs. He has short dark hair and brown eyes. Mr. Jones has connections in the Gresham, Portland and Vancouver areas. Mr. Jones is considered armed and a public safety risk.

 

Mr. Jones drives a 2014 tan Jeep Cherokee with Oregon license plate 006LLC.

 

As we continue to follow up on leads, we are asking for the public’s assistance. Anyone who knows of Jones’ whereabouts is encouraged to call the non-emergency number at 503-823-3333. If you see Jones or his vehicle, please call 911.

Attached Media Files: Suspect vehicle , Jonathan Jones
Julio Bautista Montella
Julio Bautista Montella
Gresham Police Make Arrest Involving Injury Hit and Run (Photo) - 07/15/19

Gresham, Ore.— Gresham Police arrested the driver in a hit and run that caused serious injuries to the vehicle’s passenger. This morning at 2:12 a.m., police responded to the report of a disoriented female stating she was injured and trapped inside a vehicle. Officers located the vehicle on NE Wilkes Rd. just east of NE 181st Ave. The adult female was extricated from the vehicle and transported to the hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries. The driver had fled from the vehicle.

At 3:23 a.m., a driver was flagged down by a male at NE 162nd Ave. and NE Russell St. The male was bleeding from the head and claimed that he was the backseat passenger of the vehicle. The male, later identified as 19-year-old Julio Bautista Montella of Portland, was transported to the hospital to be treated for his head injuries.

Further investigation revealed that there were no other people in the vehicle and Bautista Montella was the driver. After being released from the hospital, he was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center for Felony Hit and Run, Assault II, DUI Marijuana, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangerment, and Criminal Mischief II.

Attached Media Files: Julio Bautista Montella , Car
Fireworks Seized
Fireworks Seized
Targeted Enforcement of Illegal Fireworks - Update (Photo) - 07/09/19

GRESHAM, Ore. – The use of illegal fireworks was a target of the Gresham Police Department during this year’s Fourth of July celebrations. Gresham Police added six additional uniformed officers that specifically responded to firework related calls. Those officers responded to 44 calls and seized over 1000 illegal fireworks for destruction. 34 citations were issued during the mission. 17 for noise violations and 17 for possession and use of illegal fireworks.

The Gresham Police would like to thank those citizens who celebrated safely and within the parameters of Oregon State Law.

Attached Media Files: Fireworks Seized
Missing Woman Located - 07/04/19

Gyan Lal was located and is safe. Thank you for everyone’s assistance. 

Gyan Lal
Gyan Lal
Police Seek Help Locating Missing Gresham Woman (Photo) - 07/03/19

Gresham, Ore. – Gresham Police is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 66-year-old woman. Gyan Lal was last seen today around 12:15 p.m. after being dropped off at an appointment near SE Division St. and SE 42nd Ave. Lal has black hair, brown eyes, is approximately 5-feet-2-inches tall and 170 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black shirt and black and white printed leggings. Lal uses a walker and usually takes taxi cabs.

Anyone who knows of Lal’s whereabouts is asked to call non-emergency 503-823-3333 or if needed 911.

Attached Media Files: Gyan Lal
Gresham Police Cadet Unit Accepting Applications - 07/03/19

Gresham, Ore. – The City of Gresham Police Department is accepting applications for their Police Cadet program until August 31.

Assigned to the department’s operations division, cadet volunteers are trained by officers and take an active role in police ride-alongs, traffic patrols, and crime prevention. They work with sworn officers to provide security at community events and may assist with article searches at crime scenes.  Additional opportunities include training with S.W.A.T and the department’s K9 units.

Cadets also compete in the annual Oregon Law Enforcement Challenge; participating in firearms competitions and scenario-based events that include active shooter, building searches, precision driving, and crime scene investigation.

Applicants must be between 15 and 20 years of age, live in Gresham or the surrounding area, pass a criminal background check, have a good driving record (if applicable), and have a GPA of 2.5 or better if still attending school. All persons selected as members of the cadet unit are required to attend and graduate a department-hosted academy.

Applications are available online at www.greshamoregon.gov/cadets and at the police department, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway, Gresham, OR, 97030. They must be emailed to the police department at Cadets@GreshamOregon.gov or dropped off at the department’s front desk by August 31.

Missing Man Located - 07/02/19

Tom Fisher was located and is safe. Thank you for everyone’s assistance.

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Police Seek Help Locating Missing Gresham Man (Photo) - 07/02/19

RELEASE DATE:               July 2, 2019

CONTACT PERSON:         On Duty PIO
CASE NUMBER:                 19-35047

 

Gresham, Ore. – Gresham Police is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 62-year-old man.  Tom Fisher was last seen by his family yesterday around 11:00 a.m.  Tom has a medical condition which often leaves him confused or disoriented.  Tom is approximately 5-feet-6-inches tall with a slim build.  He was last seen wearing blue jeans, t-shirt and a coat. 

 

Anyone who Knows of Tom’s whereabouts is asked to call 503-823-3333 or if needed 911.

Attached Media Files: TOM_FISHER_.png
Jaylik_Gray.jpeg
Jaylik_Gray.jpeg
Missing 11-Year-Old located (Photo) - 06/30/19

RELEASE DATE:               June 29, 2019

CONTACT PERSON:         On Duty PIO
CASE NUMBER:                 19-34555

  

11-year-old Jaylik Gray was located and is safe. Thank you for everyone’s assistance.

Attached Media Files: Jaylik_Gray.jpeg
Missing Man Located - 06/27/19

Cameron Clark was located and is safe. Thank you for everyone’s assistance.

Cameron Clark
Cameron Clark
Police Seek Help Locating Missing Gresham Man (Photo) - 06/27/19

Gresham, Ore. – Gresham Police is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 21-year-old man last seen today around 1:00 p.m. at his residence near SE Roberts Ave and SE 5th St. Cameron Clark is on the autism spectrum and his family is concerned. He has a red hair, hazel eyes, is approximately 5-feet-8-inches tall and 175 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black Timbers Adidas jacket, gray shorts, and gray sandals.

Anyone who knows of Clark’s whereabouts is encouraged to call 911.

Attached Media Files: Cameron Clark
Missing 12-Year-Old Located - 06/26/19

12-year-old Carmen Welch was located and is safe. Thank you for everyone’s assistance.

Carmen Welch
Carmen Welch
Police Seek Help Locating Missing 12-Year-Old (Photo) - 06/26/19

Gresham, Ore. – Gresham Police is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a runaway 12-year-old girl. Carmen Welch was last seen today around 4:00 p.m. leaving her residence near NE Division St. and NE 8th St. Welch has curly shoulder length black hair, brown eyes, is approximately 5-feet-5-inches tall and 100 pounds. She has a zig zag pattern rainbow backpack.

Anyone who knows of Welch’s whereabouts is asked to call 503-823-3333 or if needed 911.

Attached Media Files: Carmen Welch
Gresham Police Arrest Arson Suspect - 06/26/19

GRESHAM, Ore.— 41-year-old Gresham resident Seth Ames was arrested after setting two separate residential fires in the 18600 block of SE Brooklyn Ct.

911 callers reported the incident to Gresham Police and Fire at about 12:09 a.m. Witnesses saw Ames throwing a Molotov cocktail at his neighbor’s garage door. Ames also set his own house on fire from the basement.

Ames crashed his vehicle into a trailer after nearly hitting a police car responding to the call in the 18300 block of SE Brooklyn Ct.

Fires at both locations were extinguished without any injury.

Gresham Detectives and Gresham Fire Investigators are still investigating the scene and motives behind the arson.

Ames is being lodged at Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Arson I, Unlawful Manufacture of Destructive Device, Reckless Endangerment and Reckless Driving.