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(UPDATE) Traffic Team Investigating Fatal Crash - 10/04/22

Due to the timing of the crash and its proximity to a high school, the community is expressing concerns that the deceased was a student. Although we cannot yet release the name of the victim, we feel it is in the public's interest to disclose that the victim was an adult female in her forties, and not a high school student.

The identity of the victim will be released after family is notified of her death.

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***Original Message Below***

A bicyclist has been hit and killed near the intersection of Southeast 26th Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard.

On Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at 11:49 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a crash on Southeast Powell Boulevard at Southeast 26th Avenue. When officers arrived, they located a bicyclist and determined the individual was deceased. The individual appeared to be a female in her mid to late twenties.

The driver of the involved vehicle remained at the scene and is cooperative.

The Portland Police Major Crash Team (MCT) responded to the scene. While MCT conducts their investigation, Southeast Powell Boulevard will be closed from Southeast 25th Avenue to Southeast 27th Avenue, and Southeast 26th Avenue will be closed at Powell.

If anyone has information about this incident, and has not yet spoken with police, please contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov , attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 22-266862, or call (503)823-2103.

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Widespread Tire Slashings in the Roseway Neighborhood, Public Assistance Requested - 10/01/22

The Portland Police Bureau is requesting help from the public to help solve a case of widespread vandalism in Northeast Portland, specifically centered in the Roseway Neighborhood.

On Saturday, October 1, 2022, at about 8:50a.m., a North Precinct officer responded to a vandalism call in the 2800 block of Northeast 72nd Avenue. The officer learned that the victim's car had two tires punctured overnight. The officer learned that additional cars were damaged in the area.

The officer found over 30 victims roughly within the area of Northeast 72nd Avenue to Northeast 77th Avenue, south of Northeast Sandy Boulevard to Northeast Alameda Street.

Later Saturday, a North Precinct Public Safety Support Specialist documented as many as 20 additional victims in a multiple block radius west of Roseway Heights Middle School, bringing the total known victims past 50.

Follow-up investigation is being done. Victims who have not made a report are asked to make a police report on the Portland Police Bureau website https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/cor/ and reference case number 22-263990. To assist with the case, victims are asked to document their damage with photographs, and preserve any invoices and receipts that document damage costs. Within a few days, victims will get an e-mail from PPB that will contain their free police report and case number for insurance claims.

Additionally, those who have doorbell cameras or other surveillance equipment in that neighborhood are asked to check their footage for images of the suspect or suspects. If anyone has any such evidence, or witnessed the crimes, or has other information that might help investigators, they're asked to please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attention North NRT and reference case number 22-263990.

It’s important that victims and witnesses take time to report what happened to PPB. Future prosecution may allow for the Multnomah County District Attorney's office to aggregate charges as appropriate. It takes a great deal of documentation and evidence to successfully prosecute vandalism cases with multiple victims, and the community participation can make a big difference.

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UPDATE: Victim Deceased After Hazelwood Neighborhood Shooting, Suspect Arrested on Murder Charges - 10/01/22

The victim of the Hazelwood Neighborhood shooting died at the hospital. Homicide Unit detectives pursued leads throughout the day. Due to the complexity of the case, additional detectives from multiple Portland Police investigative units, Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), Crisis Negotiation Team, Narcotics and Organized Crime, Focused Intervention Team, Air Support Unit, Forensic Evidence Division, Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, and Clackamas County Sheriff's office patrol division assisted on the case.

Friday evening, detectives and SERT arrested Stephen Matthew Toelle in Happy Valley. Toelle, 31, of Portland, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on an arrest warrant for Murder in the Second Degree, Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

The victim will be identified after the medical examiner verifies his identity and family has been notified of his death.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

A man was critically injured in a shooting in the Hazelwood Neighborhood.

On Friday, September 30, 2022 at 2:14a.m., East Precinct officers were notified of shots heard in the 200 block of Southeast 148th Avenue. A short time later, they were notified that a shooting victim had been taken to a hospital by private vehicle. East Officers responded with the help from Central Precinct Officers and began an investigation. They determined that the incident was related to the shots call and they located a crime scene at the original call location. The victim, an adult male, was critically injured.

Portland Police Detectives are responding to the scene to investigate. During the investigation, Southeast 148th Avenue is closed between East Burnside Street and Southeast Stark Street.

If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Mike Jones at Michael.Jones@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-1063 or Detective Jeff Sharp at Jeff.Sharp@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-9773.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be released when appropriate.

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Man Deceased After Shooting in Wilkes Neighborhood - 10/01/22

A man is deceased after a shooting in the Wilkes Neighborhood, and homicide detectives are investigating.

On Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 1:22a.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of shots fired in the area of Northeast Sandy Boulevard and Northeast 162nd Avenue. Officers located a shooting victim in that area. Paramedics arrived and determined that the victim was deceased at the scene.

The suspect or suspects left the scene and no immediate arrests were made.

The Portland Police Bureau Homicide Unit responded to the scene to investigate. If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective Brad Clifton Brad.Clifton@police.portlandoregon.gov , 503-823-0696; or Detective Steve Gandy Stephen.Gandy@police.portlandoregon.gov . The case number is 22-263796.

The victim will be identified after the medical examiner verifies his identity and family has been notified of his death. Additional information will be released as appropriate.

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UPDATE: Old Town Murder Suspect Booked Into Jail - 10/01/22

The suspect in the Old Town stabbing homicide case Friday evening has been lodged at jail. Kalil C. Ford, 20, of Portland, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Murder in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

The victim will be identified after the medical examiner verifies his identity and family has been notified of his death.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

A suspect has been detained for an investigation after a stabbing in Old Town Neighborhood that left one victim deceased. This is the second homicide investigation in Old Town in 9 hours.

On Friday, September 30, 2022 at 8:34p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of a stabbing at Northwest Broadway and Northwest Couch Street. When officers arrived, they located an injured victim. Paramedics determined the victim was deceased.

Officers began an investigation and detained a suspect at the scene. As of now, there are no other suspects being sought related to this case.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit responded to the scene to investigate. If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective Shaye Samora by e-mail at Shaye.Samora@police.portlandoregon.gov or call 503-823-0768, or Detective Erik Kammerer at Erik.Kammerer@police.portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0762 and reference case number 22-263571.

During the investigation, Northwest Broadway is closed between West Burnside Street and Northwest Davis Street. Northwest Couch Street is closed between Northwest 6th Avenue and Northwest Park Avenue.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. Further information will be released as appropriate.

This is the 71st homicide case for Portland in 2022.

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Crash Involving Pedestrian Fatality in the Cully Neighborhood, Traffic Team Investigating - 09/30/22

The Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team (MCT) is investigating a crash involving the driver of a vehicle and a pedestrian.

On Friday, September 30, 2022 at 8:41p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of a crash on Northeast Lombard Street and Northeast 55th Avenue. When officers arrived they located a pedestrian, believed to be an adult female. Paramedics evaluated the pedestrian and determined she was deceased.

The driver of the involved vehicle, an adult male, remained at the scene and is talking to officers.

The Portland Police MCT responded to the scene. During the investigation, Northeast Lombard Street is closed between Northeast 52nd Avenue and Northeast 55th Avenue.

If anyone has information about the incident, please contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov , attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 22-263577, or call (503)823-2103.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be released when appropriate. This is the 46th traffic fatality of the year in Portland, and the second in the last 24 hours.

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Homicide Investigation
Homicide Investigation
UPDATE: Old Town Stabbing Suspect Charged with Murder (Photo) - 09/30/22

The suspect who was detained has been interviewed by detectives. Dorian A. Cannon, 50, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on a charge of Murder in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

The victim’s name will be released after the medical examiner confirms his identity and family is notified.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

A stabbing in Old Town Neighborhood has left one victim deceased, and a suspect has been detained.

On Friday, September 30, 2022 at 11:28a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of a stabbing at West Burnside Street and Northwest 3rd Avenue. When officers arrived, they located an injured victim. Paramedics determined the victim was deceased.

Officers developed information about a suspect and located him nearby. He was detained pending further investigation. As of now, there are no other suspects being sought related to this case.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit responded to the scene to investigate. If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective Erik Kammerer at Erik.Kammerer@police.portlandoregon.gov or by phone at 503-823-0762, or Detective Michael Schmerber at Michael.Schmerber@police.portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0991.

During the investigation, Northwest 3rd Avenue is closed between West Burnside Street and Northwest Couch Street. The right lane of westbound Burnside Street is also closed at Northwest 3rd Avenue, but traffic is open in the left westbound lane.

The PIO is at the scene. Further information will be released as appropriate.

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Attached Media Files: Homicide Investigation
Pedestrian Killed by Hit and Run Driver in NE Portland - 09/30/22

A pedestrian was killed by a hit and run driver in Northeast Portland.

On Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 11:48p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a pedestrian-involved crash in the 4000 block of Northeast 122nd Avenue. When officers and paramedics arrived, they located the pedestrian, who appears to be an adult male. He was deceased at the scene. His identity will be confirmed later by the medical examiner.

The driver involved left the scene and was not immediately located. No suspect or suspect vehicle information is being released at this time.

The Portland Police Major Crash Team is on scene investigating. During the investigation, Northeast 122nd Avenue is closed both directions between Northeast Fremont Street and Northeast Skidmore Street.

If anyone has information about the incident, please contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov, attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 22-262805, or call (503)823-2103.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be released when appropriate. This is the 45th traffic fatality of the year in Portland and the 62nd activation of the Major Crash Team.

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Drug Dealer Arrested Near School in the Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood - 09/29/22

A drug dealer has been arrested for delivery of controlled substances to minors near Cleveland High School in the Hosford-Abernethy neighborhood.

On Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 11:13a.m., a Central Precinct officer responded to a report of a missing 16-year-old female, who is a student at Cleveland High School. The officer learned that the female might be with an adult male named Jonathan Ash Clark, 42, of Portland. Clark had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

The officer requested additional resources, including the Narcotics and Organized Crime (NOC) Unit and Central Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT). The investigation led officers to locate Clark near Southeast Powell Boulevard and Southeast 21st Avenue, where they arrested him. Further investigation revealed that Clark was selling drugs to other minors near Cleveland High.

The missing female was located safe.

Clark was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Unlawful Delivery of MDMA to a person under 18, Unlawful Delivery of Cocaine, and an arrest warrant. He is also on a U.S. Marshal's Service hold related to this case pending federal drug charges from the U.S. Attorney's Office. The investigation is continuing and additional charges are possible.

If anyone has information about this case, please contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attn: NOC and reference case number 22-261262.

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PPB and PSU Announce Conclusion of Community-Based Crime Reduction Grant - 09/29/22

A United States Department of Justice grant between the Portland Police Bureau and Portland State University has demonstrated through data that trust between police and the community improves when there is follow-up contact to victims of crimes and when police provide non-enforcement walking beats.

Research has found that criminal victimization leads to the development of negative attitudes toward the police. This is particularly true among people who use online systems to report their crime. Most law enforcement agencies send a single automated email back to the victim with an incident number for use with insurance claims. North Precinct began addressing this through this grant by adding enhanced victim follow-up contacts. Officers try to contact each victim via phone or email two weeks after their initial report. Using a script based on the concepts of procedural justice, they communicated concern for the victim, gave the victim an opportunity to voice complaints about their experience, and they offer guidance on preventing re-victimization. The team’s data analysis showed satisfaction for the police rose from around 15% before the follow-up intervention to around 45% after the intervention, which is a significant achievement.

PPB has created the attached video highlighting the comprehensive work completed over the past few years: https://youtu.be/Hz2dx_zffX8

PPB's North Precinct and Portland State University (PSU) applied for and received the grant in 2018. With its team of Bureau members and researchers in PSU’s Criminology and Criminal Justice Department, this grant brought a strategic approach that leveraged the knowledge of neighborhood residents. The focus was to discover if police could improve community satisfaction and trust through different interventions in the Parkrose and Hollywood neighborhoods.

Unfortunately, the pandemic and the civil unrest in 2020 impacted the grant team’s ability to perform these proposed interventions as previously developed during the planning phase. Therefore the grant team pivoted its plan into the follow-up calls and walking beats. Even during the challenges of these times for the law enforcement profession, data collected during this project suggests police can improve community trust one conversation at a time during victim follow-up or when walking with community members in their neighborhoods.

“I am proud of our Bureau members who continued to work on this project under sometimes difficult and stressful circumstances,” said Deputy Chief Mike Frome. “I also appreciate the continued partnership with Portland State University and their researches. And of course, without community involvement from the two neighborhood associations, this grant would have never be able to produce this type of quality work.”

The grant team thanks the Parkrose and Hollywood neighborhood associations and their community members who engaged in this project and helped strengthen the bond between police and community over the lifespan of this project.

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Arrest Made in Sumner Neighborhood Homicide (Photo) - 09/28/22

26-year-old Martre Tirik Oliver was arrested last night, September 27, 2022, by US Marshals in Renton, Washington. He is being charged with Murder in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon (Firearm) for the murder of his twin brother, Martese Oliver.

Questions regarding the extradition process should be directed to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office.

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***Original Message Below***

The victim in this homicide has been identified as 26-year old Martese Oliver, who resided in the state of Washington. The Medical Examiner determined the cause of Mr. Oliver’s death was from a gunshot wound and ruled his death a homicide.

Mr. Oliver's family has been notified of his death and they are requesting privacy during this time.

Photo description: Portrait of Martese Oliver from Washington State Driver's License

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*** Original Message Below***

A shooting in the Sumner Neighborhood has left a man deceased and is being investigated as a potential homicide.

On Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 3:24a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of a shooting outside of a hotel in the 8200 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard. When officers arrived, they located an injured male. Paramedics responded and determined the man was deceased at the scene.

No immediate arrests have been made.

Detectives from the Portland Police Homicide Unit have responded to the scene and are investigating. During the investigation, access to some area parking lots is restricted. However, no public streets are closed.

If anyone has information about his incident, they're asked to contact Detective Travis Law Travis.Law@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0395 or Detective Calvin Goldring Calvin.Goldring@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0256 and reference case number 22-258221.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. Additional information will be released when appropriate.

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Attached Media Files: Martese_Oliver.JPG
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Northwest Portland Neighborhood Homicide Victim Identified (Photo) - 09/27/22

The victim in this homicide has been identified as 26-year old Erika Caroline Walker Evans. The Medical Examiner determined the cause of death was a gunshot wound and ruled her death a homicide.

Ms. Evans' family has been notified of her death, and they have provided the attached picture for public release. The family is requesting privacy during this time.

Photo Description: Portrait of Erika Caroline Walker Evans

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*** Original Message Below***

On Friday, September 23, 2022 at 11:12 p.m., officers from the Central Precinct responded to a shooting call at Wallace Park. Officers arrived to find an adult female who was shot. The female was being treated by paramedics but died prior to being transported.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit has responded to investigate and no arrests have been made. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Brian Sims at 503-823-2079, Brian.Sims@police.portlandoregon.gov or Detective Meghan Burkeen at 503-823-2092, Meghan.Burkeen@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 22-257119.

During the investigation, Northwest 25th Avenue is closed from Northwest Raleigh Street to Northwest Pettygrove Street. The identity of the victim will be released after they are positively identified, the Medical Examiner has confirmed cause of death, and after family members have been notified.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be released when appropriate.

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Attached Media Files: Evans.jpg
Teenage Girl Groped by Unknown Man in Richmond Neighborhood - 09/26/22

Portland Police are asking for the public’s help after a 15-year-old girl was forcefully touched against her will while waiting for a bus in the Richmond Neighborhood.

On Monday, September 26, 2022, at around 8:45 a.m., a 15-year-pld girl was waiting at a bus stop located on the northwest corner of Southeast César E. Chávez Boulevard and Powell Boulevard when a man approached her and began speaking to her in a sexual explicit and lewd manner. The man then grabbed on to the girl and began groping her chest. The victim screamed and attempted to escape the suspect’s grasp, but was unable. Fortunately, an individual who happened to be driving by noticed the victim’s distress and intervened, helping the girl to escape and then driving her to her intended destination.

The victim described the suspect as a white man with tan skin. He’s approximately 5’8” tall and was of medium build. He had silver hair, and gray facial hair almost long enough to be a beard. The suspect was last seen wearing baggy, all gray clothing, and left carrying two black trash bags.

Officers searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspect. The investigation is ongoing, and officers are attempting to locate video cameras in the area that might have recorded the incident.

If you are the Good Samaritan who rescued the victim, have any information about the incident, or believe you know the identity of the suspect, please contact Detective Sean Harris at (503)823-0838 or sean.harris@police.portlandoregon.gov

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Major Crash Team Investigating Serious Crash In Northeast Portland - 09/24/22

On Saturday, September 24, 2022, at 2:38 a.m., officers from the North Precinct responded to a crash in the 3000 block of Northeast 33rd Avenue. When officers arrived they found a single vehicle has crashed into a tree. The driver was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. A passenger was also transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team is currently on scene investigating. During the investigation Northeast 33rd Avenue will be closed between Northeast Fremont Street and Northeast Stanton Street.

If anyone has information about the incident, please contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov, attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 22-257238.

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Homicide Victim in Portsmouth Neighborhood Identified (Photo) - 09/22/22

The victim in this homicide has been identified as 23-year old Essadin Jamal Hassan. The Medical Examiner determined the cause of Mr. Hassan’s death was from a a gunshot wound and rule his death a homicide.

Mr. Hassan's family shared a photo of him and has appointed a representative to speak with media. Media should contact the Portland Police Public Information Officer for more information.

Photo description: Portrait of Essadin Jamal Hassan

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***Original Message Below***

On 9/19/22 at approximately 7:31 p.m. officers from the North Precinct responded to a call of shots fired near Northgate Park in the Portsmouth neighborhood. Officers arrived and found evidence of gunfire and identified a crime scene. At 7:51 p.m., an area hospital called to report a person had arrived at the emergency room by private vehicle and had been shot. This person was later declared deceased.

Detectives from the Homicide Detail and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division responded to conduct an investigation. North Geneva Avenue will be closed between North Fessenden Street and North Newark Street for several hours as investigators process the scene and collect evidence.

Anyone with information on this incident who have not yet spoken to police are asked to contact Detective Rico Bengia at Rico.Beniga@police.portlandoregon.gov or Detective Scott Broughton at Scott.Broughton@police.portlandoregon.gov, and reference case number 22-253142.

More information will be released when appropriate.

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Attached Media Files: Hassan.JPG
Hiring Group Being Sworn In
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Police Officer Staffing Increases After Large Hiring Group (Photo) - 09/22/22

The Portland Police Bureau hired 20 Community Police Officers today, representing the first measurable staffing increase in years.

Yesterday, there were 773 sworn members, all ranks. Of those, 517 are officers. With this hire group, PPB is up to 793 sworn members, and 537 officers. Going forward, PPB expects that it will be hiring more than it is losing to attrition.

773 was the lowest number of sworn members since 1989. The lowest number of members at the rank of officer was in May of 2022, when there were 509 out of 609 authorized.

"This is truly a great day for the Portland Police Bureau," said Chief Chuck Lovell. "It's a challenging time right now to work in law enforcement and I'm gratified to see so many people stepping forward to take on that challenge. I'm excited to welcome them into the PPB family."

"Numbers like this, particularly in the field of law enforcement, have been hard to come by recently," said Mayor Ted Wheeler, who is Police Commissioner. "I truly believe that this group, and the growing numbers of people who want to serve the community as police officers, heralds a new and hopeful chapter in our city's future."

Portland City Commissioners Mingus Mapps, Carmen Rubio, and Dan Ryan all attended and spoke at the ceremony.

While these officers are being presented their badge today, it will be some time yet before they are fully trained and working in patrol cars. The training process for a new hire is 18 months, including the Basic Police Academy in Salem, a Portland Advanced Academy, and field training with a coach. Portland currently has 87 officers in the training process.

Also hired today were 3 new Public Safety Support Specialists, who are non-sworn, unarmed members in uniform who serve alongside sworn officers. PPB now has 23 PS3s, out of an authorized 70. More information about PS3s is available here: https://www.portland.gov/police/divisions/ps3s . There were also 5 non-sworn professional staff hired including Records Specialists, a Victim Advocate, and Police Desk Clerk. A desk clerk was promoted to Police Administrative Support Specialist.

The Portland Police Bureau continues hiring both lateral and entry level community police officers. It's an exciting and rewarding career, with excellent benefits. Salary ranges $75k-$107k per year plus pay incentives. Benefits are 95% paid by the city. Visit https://JoinPortlandPolice.com for more information or to contact a recruiter.

For information about careers with the Portland Police Bureau as professional staff and Public Safety Support Specialists, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/portlandor?department[0]=Portland%20Police%20Bureau&department[1]=Police%20Training%20Division&sort=ClosingDate%7CAscending

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Attached Media Files: Hiring Group Being Sworn In
Yamilet Martinez
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Update: Missing Girl Located (Photo) - 09/18/22

Yamilet Martinez has been located safe and sound in the area of Laurelhurst Park. Yamilet was found inside of the stolen vehicle. Yamilet will be reunited with her family shortly at the East Precinct, where a Command Post was established to organize the search for her. Portland Police Missing Persons Detectives will continue to investigate the incident.

There were approximately 50 PPB officers searching for Yamilet. We received many tips from the community and we are grateful for their help.

PPB asks for anyone with information regarding this incident to please contact Detective Heidi Helwig at missing@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case #22-252068.

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###Original Message Below###

On Sunday, September 18, 2022, at 6:50 p.m., officers from the East Precinct responded to a stolen vehicle call where the victim’s child was asleep in the car. This incident occurred in the area of Southeast 49th and Southeast Powell Boulevard. Police are actively searching for 7 year-old Yamilet Martinez and the stolen vehicle, a 2011 black Honda Civic with no plates.

Yamilet is Latina and stands 4 foot 5 inches and weighs approximately 97 pounds. Yamilet is wearing pink shoes (same as in the photo) and has a hair style similar to the one in the photo. Yamilet is wearing a yellow shirt that says, “Be kind to each other” on it.

The Portland Police Bureau is asking anyone who sees Yamilet or a similar looking Honda Civic to call 911. Other tips or information can be emailed to Missing Person's Detective Heidi Helwig at missing@police.portlandoregon.gov.

Photograph: Yamilet Martinez

Attached Media Files: Yamilet Martinez
Juvenile Suspect Arrested For Attempted Murder - 09/18/22

On Saturday, September 17, 2022, members of the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST), PPB detectives, the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT), Air Support, the Focused Intervention Team (FIT), North Precinct, and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office served warrants at multiple locations and arrested a 17 year-old male, wanted in connection with a shooting investigation.

On September 8, 2022, at approximately 9:37 p.m., officers from the East Precinct responded to a shooting in the 3300 block of Southeast 82nd Avenue. When officers arrived, they found an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital and survived his injuries. ECST investigators were able to identify the juvenile and 24 year-old Charlie Hernandez as suspects in this incident.

An arrest warrant was issued for the juvenile and Hernandez. On September 16, Charlie Hernandez was taken into custody at his Parole Officer’s Office.

On Saturday, September 17, ECST investigators learned that the juvenile suspect was located in the 4600 block of North Fessenden Street. ECST and PPB detectives gathered resources to observe the suspect while SERT and CNT planned and executed a search warrant. The juvenile suspect was taken into custody without incident. Additionally, ECST and PPB detectives recovered items of evidence related to the shooting. Washington County Sheriff Deputies then assisted PPB with serving a search warrant at a home in the 7000 block of SW Canyon Drive, where additional items of evidence were recovered.

The juvenile suspect was booked into the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Center on the charges of Attempt Murder in the Second Degree, Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

The efforts of all the units involved, as well as the interagency cooperation with our Washington County Sheriff’s Office partners, demonstrated the investigative skills and dedication of law enforcement to hold suspects accountable and prevent further gun violence.

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Justin Valdivia
Eliot Neighborhood Homicide Victim Identified (Photo) - 09/16/22

The victim from the stabbing on September 15, 2022 at 1:32 a.m., in the 2400 block of Northeast Rodney Avenue has been identified as 46 year old Justin Dale Valdivia. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined the cause of Mr. Valdivia’s death was from a stab wound and the manner of his death a homicide.

Detectives ask that if anyone has information about the case, they please contact Detective Michael Schmerber at Michael.Schmerber@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0991 or Detective Erik Kammerer at Erik.Kammerer@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0762. Please reference case number 22-248635. Mr. Valdivia’s family request privacy at this time and provided the attached photograph.

Photo Description: photograph of Justin Dale Valdivia

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###Original Message Below###

A man is deceased after a stabbing in the Eliot Neighborhood.

On Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 1:32a.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of suspicious circumstances involving a weapon at a home in the 2400 block of Northeast Rodney Avenue. When they arrived they discovered an adult male deceased.

All parties involved remained on scene and no other involved people are currently being sought.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit responded to the scene and is investigating. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Michael Schmerber at Michael.Schmerber@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0991 or Detective Erik Kammerer at Erik.Kammerer@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0762.

During the investigation, Northeast Rodney Avenue is closed between Northeast Sacramento Street and Northeast Russell Street. The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be released when appropriate.

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Attached Media Files: Justin Valdivia
Morgan Seger
Morgan Seger
UPDATE: Irvington Neighborhood Homicide Victim Identified (Photo) - 09/15/22

The victim in this homicide is identified as 49-year-old Morgan Seger. The Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed the manner and cause of death to be homicide by stab wound. Seger's family has been notified of his death, and they have provided the attached picture for public release. The family of Morgan Seger is requesting privacy during this time.

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***Original Message Below**

Police are conducting a homicide investigation in the Irvington Neighborhood after a man was found deceased.

On September 12, 2022, just after 7:00 a.m., officers with North Precinct were called to the 2100 Block of Northeast 18th Avenue after a man was found lying in a driveway, unresponsive. Officers arrived to find the man was suffering from what appeared to be multiple stab wounds, and was deceased.

Homicide detectives are responding to the scene and will be conducting an investigation. Northeast 18th Avenue will be shut down from Brazee to Tillamook, and Tillamook will be shut down from 16th to 20th for several hours until investigators are finished processing the crime scene.

The identity of the victim will be released after he is identified, after cause and manner of death have been confirmed, and after close family have been notified.

Photograph: Morgan Seger

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Attached Media Files: Morgan Seger
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PPB Seeks Public Input on Directives (Photo) - 09/15/22

The Portland Police Bureau directs member action by establishing policies, procedures, and rules, as found within Directives. The Bureau is in the process of reviewing its Directives and seeks community input.

Currently, the Bureau is asking for comments regarding the following Directive(s).

Second Universal Review: 9/15/22 – 10/15/22

• Directive 0410.00 Injury, Illness, and Disability
• Directive 0415.00 Return to Work, Modified Duty, Assignments, and Accommodations
• Directive 0635.10 Portland Police Bureau Response to Public Order Events

Community members are encouraged to read these Directives at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/59757 and follow the link at the bottom of the directive to provide comments. This webpage also enables community members to sign up to receive email notifications when new or revised directives are posted.

Photo description: Cover of Directives Manual

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UPDATE: Arrest Made in Lents Neighborhood Homicide (Photo) - 09/13/22

46-year-old Shaka Imani Chambers has been arrested for the murder of Juan Carlos Artiles. Chambers is charged with Murder in the Second Degree with a Firearm, Burglary in the First Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

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***Original Message Below

The victim in this homicide is identified as 27-year-old Juan Carlos Artiles. The Medical Examiner determined the cause of death as gunshot wound and the manner of death a homicide. Artiles' family has been notified of his death, and they provided the attached picture for public release. Artiles' family is asking for privacy at this time.

Picture: Juan Carlos Artiles

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***Original Message Below


On 9/4/2022 at approximately 5:42 a.m., Officers from the East Precinct responded to the 6000 block of Southeast 90th Avenue on a report of a person shot inside a residence.

Officers arrived and found an adult male deceased. Investigators from the Homicide Detail have been called out to investigate.

SE Woodstock Blvd between SE 89th Ave and SE Foster St will be closed for several hours as Detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division collect evidence and process the scene.

Anyone with information on this incident who has not yet spoken to police is asked to contact Detective Stephen Gandy at stephen.gandy@police.portlandoregon.gov or Detective Jeff Pontius at jeffery.pontius@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 22-238313.

More information will be released when appropriate.

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UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck, Killed in East Columbia Neighborhood Crash Identified - 09/09/22

The deceased is Christian L. Lint, 72, of Port Orchard, WA. His family has been notified of his death. The case remains under investigation and there are no additional updates at this time.

If anyone has information about the incident, please contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov , attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 22-234212, or call (503)823-2103.

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A man has been struck and killed in the East Columbia Neighborhood

On August 30, 2022, at 9:41 p.m., North Precinct Officers were dispatched to an injury accident on North Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard at North Marine Drive. Officers arrived to find a man deceased after being struck by a semi-truck. Initial evidence indicates that the deceased was attempting to cross MLK when he was struck by the truck. The driver of the semi remained on scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

The Major Crash Team (MCT) has responded to the scene and has assumed control of the investigation. While MCT investigates this crash, North MLK will be closed at North Gertz Road, and the southbound off-ramp from I-5 to MLK will be shut down.

Anyone with information about this incident who has not already spoken with police is asked to contact crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 22-234212.

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Detectives Seek Help in Identifying Assault Suspects (Photo) - 09/08/22

Detectives with Portland Police Bureau's Major Crimes Unit are asking for the public's help with identifying a group of individuals who violently attacked and stabbed a man.

On Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at 3:13 a.m., North Precinct Officers were dispatched to the 5400 Block of Northeast 57th Avenue on the reports of a stabbing. Officers arrived and found a man bleeding profusely from multiple stab wounds to his leg and torso. Officers immediately used their Individual First Aid Kits (IFAK) to apply a tourniquet to the victim's leg, and "chest seals" to his kidney area and upper back. AMR transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment.

Officers were able to locate the scene of the crime by following a blood trail from the victim, and were able to identify and collect video surveillance that captured the incident. PPB is including a link to the video with hopes of identifying the suspects.

**DISCLAIMER: This video depicts acts of violence.** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6jz9emMpOI

Based on a review of video evidence, detectives are looking to identify the four individuals who assaulted the victim. At one point during the recording, a male dressed in all black and wearing a black beanie can be seen stabbing the victim after the victim has fallen to the ground.

Stills of each suspect have been pulled from the video and included in this release. The suspects are described as:

Suspect #1 appears to be a White or Hispanic male, is thin, and is wearing a black beanie, a black long sleeve shirt, black pants and black shoes. He is holding a shiny object that he eventually uses to stab the victim.

Suspect #2 appears to be a White male, of medium build, and is wearing light-colored pants, black shoes and a black sweatshirt with large white lettering on the front.

Suspect #3 appears to be a White male, is wearing a black shirt with white lettering on the front, black shoes and black pants with reflective color on the sides.

Suspect #4 appears to be a Black male, is wearing a blue hoodie, dark-colored shorts and light-colored shoes.

Anyone who has information about the assault or believes they can identify any of the suspects or their vehicle (pictured with its lights on), please contact Detective Matthew Brown at matthew.brown@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference Case #22-233400.

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Attached Media Files: Suspect Vehicle , Suspect 4 , Suspect 3 , Suspect 2 , Suspect 1
Death Investigation is Homicide, Victim Identified - 09/06/22

The victim in this homicide is identified as 44-year-old Ryan Nathaniel Hamilton. The Medical Examiner determined the manner and cause of death to be homicide by gunshot wound. Hamilton's family has been notified of his death, and they are asking for privacy at this time.

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***Original Message Below***

On 9/2/22 at approximately 7:20 a.m., officers from the North Precinct responded to the 3800 Block of NE 65th Ave on a report of a person shot. Officers arrived and found an adult male deceased. There is no ongoing risk to the public. Detectives from the Homicide detail and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division will be on scene for several hours collecting evidence. This investigation is in the initial stages and more information will be released when appropriate.

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