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One Person Deceased Following Shooting in East Columbia Neighborhood - 04/12/24

One person is deceased following a shooting in the East Columbia Neighborhood.

On Friday, April 12, 2024, at 12:32 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to reports of a shooting in the area of North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and North Gertz Road. When officers arrived, they found an adult male deceased. No arrests have been made and no one has been detained.

The Portland Police Bureau’s Homicide Unit has responded to the scene to investigate. During the investigation, streets in the area will be blocked.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Stephen Gandy at stephen.gandy@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0449 or Detective Jeffery Pontius at jeffery.pontius@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0433 and reference case number 24-89948.

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

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Person in Crisis Helped Off of Downtown Rooftop - 04/11/24

On Thursday, April 11, 2024, at 4:16p.m., Central Precinct Officers responded to the area of SW 15th Ave / SW Yamhill St on a report of a person in crisis threatening to jump from a rooftop. Officers with Enhanced Crisit Intervention Team (ECIT) training negotiated with the person on the rooftop for approximately 50 minutes. The officers ultimately found a window of opportunity and coordinated a plan to safely take the person into custody. The person was transported to an area hospital for a mental health evaluation.

Traffic was significantly impacted in the area during the incident. Officers shut down the intersection of SW 15th Ave / SW Yamhill St until the situation was resolved. TriMet was also impacted. The intersection has now reopened. The Portland Police Bureau is grateful for the patience of the community members who were inconvenienced by this incident.

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

988 is the new way to connect with the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline where you will find confidential support for anyone who is in suicidal crisis or mental health-related distress.

It is also a number to call if you are a friend or loved one of someone in suicidal crisis or mental health-related distress.

You are not alone.

1 in 5 US Adults experience mental illness each year and suicide is the second leading cause of death among people ages 10 to 34.

There is help: 988
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Information about the Portland Police Bureau's Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) and additional resources can be found by visiting https://www.portland.gov/police/divisions/behavioral-health-unit

As primary responders to crisis calls, all Portland Police Bureau officers receive basic Crisis Intervention Training as well as annual CIT refresher training. In addition, the Bureau has volunteer officers from a variety of patrol assignments on the Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT). These officers will be the first responders dispatched by 9-1-1 to crisis calls that are determined to be related to an individual in crisis. ECIT officers receive additional training in order to identify risks during a behavioral crisis, utilize crisis communication techniques to help deescalate a person in crisis, and have knowledge of available community resources.

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Man Killed in Hazelwood Neighborhood Identified (Photo) - 04/09/24

The victim in this case is identified as Morieo Camel-Harris, 35, of Portland. His family has been notified of his death. They provided the attached photo for public release, but they are requesting privacy at this time.

The Medical Examiner determined Camel-Harris died of homicide by gunshot wound.

Anyone with information on this incident who has not yet spoken to police is asked to contact Detective Calvin Goldring at calvin.goldring@police.portlandoregon.gov or Detective Brad Clifton at brad.clifton@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-79807.

Photo description: Portrait of Morieo Camel-Harris

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***Original Message Below***

Two people have been shot, one fatally in Hazelwood neighborhood.

On Monday, April 1st, 2024, at approximately 5:35 p.m. officers from the East Precinct responded to a call in the 9900 block of Southeast Stark Street in the Hazelwood neighborhood of two people shot.

Officers arrived and found one person with life threatening injuries and a second person deceased on the scene. The injured person was transported to the hospital by ambulance. No suspect or suspects were immediately located.

Detectives from the Homicide Detail and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division are on scene and are in the early stages of their investigation. Traffic in this area will be impacted for several hours as investigators conduct interviews and collect evidence.

Anyone with information on this incident who has not yet spoken to police is asked to contact Detective Calvin Goldring at calvin.goldring@police.portlandoregon.gov or Detective Brad Clifton at brad.clifton@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-79807.

More information will be released when appropriate.

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Major Crash Team Responding To Crash Involving Pedestrian - 04/09/24

On Monday, April 8, 2024, at 10:45 p.m., an officer from the East Precinct was patrolling the area of Southeast 157th Avenue and Southeast Division Street when they came across a crash that had recently occurred near the intersection of Southeast 158th Avenue and Southeast Division Street. Officers arrived to find a crash between a pedestrian and pickup truck. The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the pickup truck remained at the scene.

The Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team is responding to the scene to investigate. During the investigation, Southeast Division Street will be closed in both directions between Southeast 157th Avenue and Southeast 160th Avenue.

If anyone has information about the incident, please contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov, attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 24-86510.

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UPDATE: Missing Endangered Woman Returns Home - 04/08/24

The Portland Police Bureau is relieved to report Frances Maynard returned home and is safe. PPB would like to thank the community for assistance with this case.

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***Original Message Below***

The Portland Police Bureau’s Missing Persons Unit is looking for a missing endangered woman and anyone who sees her is asked to contact PPB.

Frances Maynard, 80, was last seen on Monday, April 8, 2024, at 10:00 a.m., driving away from an auto body shop in the 1300 block of Southwest Troy Street. Maynard was supposed to follow her husband home, but she turned a different direction. Despite a possible sighting in the Wilsonville area, Maynard's whereabouts are unknown. Maynard’s cell phone is off and she suffers from Alzheimer’s. Both family and detectives are worried about her well-being.

Maynard is described as a Caucasian female, 5’4”, 145 lbs. She was last seen wearing a white jacket and driving a 1993 white Volvo station wagon (not actual vehicle in attached photo), Oregon license plate SL77840.

PPB is asking anyone who sees Maynard to call 911. Anyone with information about the case is urged to contact detectives at missing@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-86021.

Photo description: Portrait of Frances Maynard
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Pedestrian Dies Several Days After Crash in Overlook Neighborhood - 04/08/24

The Portland Police Bureau regrets to report that a pedestrian has died several days after a crash in the Overlook Neighborhood.

On Monday, April 1, 2024, at approximately 6:15 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to reports of a crash in the 5200 block of North Interstate Avenue. Officers located an adult male who had been struck by a vehicle. The individual was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.

On Thursday, April 4, 2024, the pedestrian, identified as 31-year-old Cameron K. Giles, died from injuries sustained in the crash. His family has been notified of his death.

At this time, the driver has not been charged with any crimes or cited for any traffic violations.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov, attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 24-79317.

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UPDATE: Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Identified - 04/08/24

The pedestrian killed in a hit-and-run on April 2, 2024, has been identified as Rachelle L. Schaefer, 55, of Portland.

The investigation continues. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov, attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 24-81009.

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***Original Message Below***

On Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at 11.08 p.m., officers from the North Precinct responded to the southbound I-5 offramp to North Broadway on a call of a woman lying in the road who appeared to have been struck by a vehicle. Officers arrived at the location and found the woman deceased. The driver of the involved vehicle did not remain at the scene.

The Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team is responding to the scene to investigate. During the investigation the southbound I-5 offramp to North Broadway/Moda Center will be closed.

If anyone has information about the incident, please contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov, attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 24-81009.

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PPB Officers Stop Stabbing Assault in Progress, Suspect Booked on Charges (Photo) - 04/04/24

A suspect in a stabbing involving two victims in the Mill Park Neighborhood is facing felony assault and other charges after a domestic violence investigation.

On Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 12:10a.m., a 911 calltaker from the Bureau of Emergency Communication received a call from an apartment in the 1900 block of Southeast 122nd Avenue where sounds of a disturbance were heard. A minute later another caller indicated that someone had been stabbed and the suspect was still there. Numerous officers were dispatched and began arriving within 5 minutes. The officers approached the apartment and could hear the disturbance still underway and through the open front door could see the suspect standing over a victim. The officers challenged the suspect, who immediately turned his attention away from the victim and toward the police. He rushed the sergeant and punched him in neck area before officers could get the suspect under control and in handcuffs.

The two stabbing victims, a 42-year-old pregnant female and a 44-year-old male, were transported to the hospital with serious injuries. They were stabilized and are expected to survive. The police sergeant did not suffer any serious injuries.

The case involved a domestic relationship between the suspect and the female victim. The Portland Police Special Victims Unit responded to investigate the assault. They recovered a knife as evidence (photo). They also recovered brass knuckles believed to have also been used in the assault on the female and the police sergeant.

Detectives booked Justin G. Barrera-Guild, 21, in the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Domestic Violence Assault in the First Degree, Domestic Violence Assault in the Second Degree, Domestic Violence Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Assault in the Second Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Assault on a Public Safety Officer.

The case remains under investigation. If anyone has information about this incident, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attn: SVU and reference case number 24-81958.

Photo description: pink folding knife with broken tip

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UPDATE: Suspect Arrested in Connection to January Homicide - 04/04/24

A suspect has been arrested for the January 13, 2024 homicide of Joshua Page in the Hillsdale Neighborhood.

On Wednesday, April 3, 2024, Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detectives, with the assistance of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office of Oregon, arrested 19-year-old Luis Fernando Gutierrez-Medina. He was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on the following charge: Manslaughter in the First Degree.

The victim’s family has been notified of the arrest.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact Detective Jennifer Hertzler jennifer.hertzler@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-1040 or Detective Joseph Corona joseph.corona@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0508 and reference case number 24-10195.

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***Original Messages Below***

The man injured in a shooting on Saturday, January 13, 2024, has passed away.

The victim is identified as 35-year-old Joshua Page. Family has been notified of his death. They are requesting privacy at this time, but they did provide a photo for release.

The Medical Examiner determined Page died of homicide by gunshot wound.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact Detective Jennifer Hertzler jennifer.hertzler@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-1040 or Detective Joseph Corona joseph.corona@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0508 and reference case number 24-10195.

Photo description: Portrait of Joshua Page

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***Original Message Below***

A man is in the hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries after a shooting in the Hillsdale Neighborhood.

On Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 3:27a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 6300 block of Southwest Capitol Highway. When officers arrived they found an adult male victim in a vehicle in a business parking lot. Emergency medical services arrived and transported the patient to the hospital.

Officers established a crime scene and detectives responded to the scene to investigate. Southwest Capitol Highway was blocked for several hours during the investigation but reopened about 9a.m.

If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Jen Hertzler at Jennifer.Hertzler@police.portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-1040, or Detective Joe Corona at Joseph.Corona@police.portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0508. Please reference case number 24-10195.

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

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UPDATE: MAX Train Stabbing Victim Identified (Photo) - 04/03/24

The man killed on a MAX train on Friday, March 29, 2024, has been identified as Michael Matthew Brady, 51, of Portland. Brady’s family has been notified of his death. They are requesting privacy at this time, but they did provide the attached photo for public release, as well as a statement about Brady.

“I want people to know that my husband was a great human being, a loving father of a 6-year-old boy, and a loving husband,” Nora Brady said. “Michael Brady was a wonderful person.”

A Medical Examiner determined Brady died of homicide by stab wounds to the torso.

Through witness interviews and a review of the train’s surveillance video, detectives have determined this was an unprovoked attack. Brady, commuting home from work, and the suspect were sitting near each other on the train, but they had no contact prior to the assault.

The Portland Police Bureau recognizes the traumatic nature of this incident for everyone riding the train that evening. PPB would like to acknowledge and thank the passengers who came to Brady’s aid and then spoke with detectives. Additionally, PPB believes there are witnesses who left the scene before police arrived. Anyone with information about this case, who has not yet spoken to police, is asked to contact Detective Shaye Samora at Shaye.Samora@police.portlandoregon.gov or Detective Michael Schmerber at Michael.Schmerber@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-77028.

Photo description: Portrait of Michael Brady

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***Original Messages Below***

The suspect in the stabbing on the MAX train has been identified as 51-year-old Shondel L. Larkin. He was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on the following charges: Murder in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Detectives continue to investigate this deadly assault. Additional information will be released when appropriate.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Detective Shaye Samora at Shaye.Samora@police.portlandoregon.gov or Detective Michael Schmerber at Michael.Schmerber@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-77028.

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***Original Message Below***

One person is deceased after a stabbing on a MAX train.

On Friday, March 29th, 2024, at approximately 6:04 p.m., officers from the East Precinct responded to a report of a stabbing at the 82nd Avenue Transit Station. Officers arrived on scene and found an adult male deceased on the 82nd Avenue Transit Station platform. Additionally, officers took an adult male into custody.

Detectives from the Homicide Detail and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division are on scene conducting witness interviews and processing evidence. The 82nd Avenue Transit Station will be closed for several hours.

The initial investigation revealed that the stabbing occurred on an eastbound MAX train.

More information, including the identity of the victim, will be released at a later time. The identity of the suspect will be released when the suspect is booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

Detectives believe that a number of people left the scene without speaking with officers. Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Detective Shaye Samora at Shaye.Samora@police.portlandoregon.gov or Detective Michael Schmerber at Michael.Schmerber@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-77028.

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Mission in North Portland Yields Positive Results (Photo) - 04/03/24

A mission in North Portland resulted in the seizure of a stolen firearm, seizure of drugs and numerous arrests.

On Tuesday, April 2, 2024, officers from the Neighborhood Response Teams in Central Precinct, East Precinct, and North Precinct spent eight hours addressing chronic criminal activity, livability issues and drug dealing. The officers focused on the Jantzen Beach and Delta Park areas of North Portland, specifically areas impacted by a high volume of criminal activity and calls for service.

The mission resulted in:

Arrests 13 (one involved PPB teaming up with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and apprehending a subject wanted for Aggravated Identity Theft and Elder Abuse Fraud)

Vehicle stops 20

Stolen vehicles recovered 3

Stolen firearms seized 1

Fentanyl seized 8 pills and 2 grams

Methamphetamine seized 29 grams

A similar mission was conducted in Downtown Portland on Wednesday, March 6, 2024. That mission resulted in numerous arrests and drug seizures. The Portland Police Bureau remains committed to conducting future joint missions in other parts of the city in an effort to address criminal activity and livability issues.

Photo description: Firearm seized
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One Person Injured in Stabbing in Downtown Portland - 04/02/24

One person was injured in a stabbing in Downtown Portland.

On Monday, April 1, 2024, at approximately 5:45 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to reports of a stabbing in the area of Southwest Park Avenue and Southwest Yamhill Street. Officers located an adult male who had been stabbed several times. He was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect(s) fled the scene before law enforcement arrived.

Detectives with PPB’s Major Crimes Unit responded to investigate. They canvassed the area for witnesses and surveillance video. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-79813.

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PPB Arrests Serial Burglar During Execution of Search Warrant (Photo) - 04/01/24

A woman is in custody and facing numerous charges in connection to four burglaries in the Multnomah and Hillsdale Neighborhoods and officers believe the suspect is involved in additional burglaries across the metro area and beyond.

On Monday, April 1, 2024, at approximately 5:00 a.m., Central Precinct officers assigned to the Neighborhood Response Team, with the help of the Special Emergency Reaction Team and Crisis Negotiation Team, executed a search warrant at an apartment in the 8600 block of Southwest Barbur Boulevard. Officers arrested Virginia M. Kellison, 38, of Portland. She was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on the following charges: Burglary in the Second Degree (four counts), Theft in the First Degree (four counts), Criminal Mischief in the First Degree (two counts), and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree (two counts).

Since July of last year, officers believe Kellison committed three burglaries at a game and comics shop in the 6300 block of Southwest Capitol Highway and one burglary at a consignment shop in the 7800 block of Southwest Capitol Highway. The value of the merchandise stolen in the burglaries exceeds $50,000. Additionally, Kellison is suspected of burglarizing businesses in Lake Oswego, Beaverton, Sherwood, Salem, McMinnville, and Southwest Washington.

Anyone with information about Kellison is asked to contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 23-334438.

Photo description: Suspect in custody
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PPB Seeks Input on Directives (Photo) - 04/01/24

The Portland Police Bureau directs member action through its policies, procedures, and rules, as found within Directives. The Bureau is in the process of reviewing the following Directive(s) and seeks community input.

Community members are encouraged to read the directives using the links below, then follow the link at the bottom of the PDF copy of the directive to provide comments.

First Universal Review link: https://www.portland.gov/police/1ur

Review Period: 4/1/2024 – 5/1/2024

• 0240.10, Line of Duty Death
• 1501.00, Field Training and Evaluation Program

Second Universal Review link: https://www.portland.gov/police/2ur

Review Period: 4/1/2024 – 5/1/2024
• 0640.02, Photography and Digital Imaging
• 0660.10, Property and Evidence Procedures

All Bureau Directives are available at https://www.portland.gov/police/directives. This webpage also enables community members to sign up to receive email notifications when new or revised directives are posted.

Photo description: Cover of Manual of Policies and Procedures

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UPDATE: Man Killed in Assault Along Eastbank Esplanade Identified (Photo) - 03/29/24

The man killed in an assault along the Eastbank Esplanade on Friday, March 22, 2024, has been identified as 70-year-old John A. Garcia. His family has been notified of his death. They are requesting privacy at this time, but they did provide the attached photo for public release.

The Medical Examiner determined Garcia died of homicide by blunt force to the head.

If anyone has information about this incident, and has not already spoken to police, please contact Detective Meghan Burkeen at Meghan.Burkeen@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-2092 or Detective Brian Sims at Brian.Sims@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-2079 and reference case number 24-70278.

Photo description: Portrait of John Garcia

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***Original Messages Below***

The suspect who assaulted a victim early this morning on the Eastbank Esplanade is being booked into jail on a murder charge. Abel Nistor, 29, of Portland, was released from the hospital and Detectives booked him into the Multnomah County Detention Center on a charge of Murder in the Second Degree.

The name of the victim will be released after the medical examiner has determined official cause and manner of death, verified his identity, and the family has had time to make notifications to loved ones.

Preliminary investigation revealed that community members quickly stepped in to address the violent assault, including a waste transportation company employee, an armed security officer who happened to be in the area, and Station 21 firefighters. Central Precinct officers were on scene within 5 minutes of being dispatched.

This remains an open, active investigation. If anyone has information about this incident, and has not already spoken to police, please contact Detective Meghan Burkeen at Meghan.Burkeen@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-2092 or Detective Brian Sims at Brian.Sims@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-2079. Please reference case number 24-70278.

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***Original Message Below***

A victim is deceased and a suspect is in police custody after an assault on the Eastbank Esplanade.

On Friday, March 22, 2024 at 4:26a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of an assault in progress in the 00 block of Southeast Madison Street. When they arrived they found Portland Fire & Rescue firefighters from Station 21 already on scene, as well as other community members, who had intervened in the assault. Officers detained the suspect. The suspect was transported to the hospital by ambulance and is in police custody. No additional suspects are being sought.

The victim, believed to be an adult male, was deceased on scene.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit is responding to the scene to investigate. During the investigation, the multi-use path on the esplanade is blocked, but no vehicular traffic is affected.

If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Meghan Burkeen at Meghan.Burkeen@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-2092 or Detective Brian Sims at Brian.Sims@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-2079. Please reference case number 24-70278.

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

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UPDATE: Driver Arrested, Indicted Following Fatal Crash in December 2023 - 03/28/24

An adult male was arrested and indicted for his role in a fatal crash in the Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood.

On Monday, December 25, 2023, at approximately 5:00 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a multi-vehicle crash near Southeast 122nd Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard. Officers found one person who was critically injured. The individual was transported to a local hospital where he died from injuries sustained in the crash. The initial investigation suggested the deceased, identified as 24-year-old Conner Wells, was the driver of one of the vehicles. Further investigation revealed Wells was not the driver, but instead the passenger in a vehicle driven by 26-year-old Martell Mason.

On Friday, January 26, 2024, a Multnomah County Grand Jury returned a 10-count indictment against Mason.

On Wednesday, March 27, 2024, members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested Mason on a warrant stemming from the indictment. Mason was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on the following charges: Manslaughter in the First Degree, Manslaughter in the Second Degree, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver, Reckless Driving, Assault in the Fourth Degree (two counts), and Recklessly Endangering Another Person (four counts).

Anyone with information about this crash, who has not yet spoken to police, is asked to contact the Traffic Investigations Unit via email at crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 23-331614.

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***Original Message Below***

On 12/25/23 at approximately 5:02 p.m. officers from the East Precinct responded to a report of a vehicle crash on Southeast 122nd Avenue just south of Southeast Powell Boulevard. One of the involved drivers suffered critical injuries and was transported to an area hospital by ambulance where they later died of their injuries. The Major Crash Team was activated to begin an investigation.

Southeast 122nd Avenue will be blocked at Southeast Powell Boulevard for several hours as investigators process the scene and collect evidence.

More information will be released when appropriate.

This is the third fatal crash in the City of Portland on Christmas Day.

Anyone with information on this incident who has not yet spoken to police is asked to call the Traffic Investigations Unit via email at crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 23-331614.

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UPDATE: Suspect in Stabbing, Standoff Identified - 03/27/24

The suspect in Wednesday morning’s stabbing and standoff in the Hazelwood Neighborhood has been identified as Beka Nebi Dekebo. The 29-year-old was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on the following charges: Attempted Murder in the Second Degree (Constituting Domestic Violence) and Unlawful Use of a Weapon (Constituting Domestic Violence).

The Portland Police Bureau would like to thank the community for exercising patience during this hours-long incident.

Anyone with information about this case, who has not yet spoken to investigators, is asked to email crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-74647.

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###Original Messages Below###

On Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at 2:21 a.m., officers from the East Precinct responded to the TriMet MAX stop at East Burnside Street and Southeast 122 Avenue on a female who had been stabbed multiple times. The woman was not assaulted on the MAX stop, she went there for help. A community member called on the victim’s behalf and waited until officers arrived. Once officers arrived, they provided the victim with first aid until paramedics arrived and transported her to an area hospital. The woman is expected to survive.

Officers were able to gather enough information to identify the suspect, his location and developed a plan to contact him. When officers attempted to contact the suspect, he yelled at officers that he would shoot them. Officers then moved away from the apartment and requested the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) respond to assist.

Officers attempted to negotiate with the suspect for hours. After unsuccessful negotiations, members of SERT made entry into the third story apartment and took the suspect into custody. The suspect was transported to East Precinct to be interviewed by detectives. The suspect’s name and charges will be released once he is booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

This incident is now resolved. Officers will be clearing the scene and opening streets shortly. There is no ongoing risk to the public and anyone with information about this incident who has not yet spoken to investigators is asked to please email crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-74647.

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###Original Message Below###

The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to the Hazelwood Neighborhood for a stabbing suspect who is barricaded in an apartment in the 12100 block of East Burnside. Streets in the surrounding area are closed to vehicle traffic. A PIO is responding to the scene. Responding media can go to the northeast corner of East Burnside and Northeast 122nd Avenue.

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PPB Gearing Up for Influx of Basketball Fans - 03/27/24

Thousands of basketball fans are expected to follow eight teams to Portland this week for the 2024 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, and the Portland Police Bureau is gearing up to facilitate a safe experience for visitors.

Teams and fans are already arriving in Portland for the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 games that will be played at Moda Center between Friday, March 29, 2024, and Monday, April 1, 2024. Throughout the duration of the tournament games, PPB is committed to increasing its presence in and around Downtown Portland. Beginning Wednesday afternoon, PPB will be conducting high-visibility patrols around the team and fan hotels. In addition, some traffic officers will be escorting team buses around the city, and when not providing that service, the officers will be patrolling city streets. Supplementing these efforts will be PPB’s Entertainment Detail working in Old Town and Downtown, and Central Precinct officers and the Bike Squad on routine patrol in the Downtown core.

“It is wonderful that Portland is one of the host cities for March Madness,” said Chief Bob Day. “It is important that the teams, our visitors, and local basketball fans feel welcomed while enjoying the games and supporting local businesses. This is an opportunity to showcase our city, and PPB members will be out in the community as visible as possible to help assist in making this a positive and safe event.”

PPB would like to congratulate Stanford, North Carolina State, Texas, Gonzaga, USC, Baylor, UConn, and Duke on successful seasons up to this point. Additionally, PPB would like to welcome the teams and their fans to Portland for the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 tournament games.

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UPDATE: Victim in Montavilla Neighborhood Shooting Identified (Photo) - 03/26/24

The individual shot and killed in the Montavilla Neighborhood has been identified as Jamirion Smith-Belhumeur, 18, of Portland. His family has been notified of his death. They provided the attached photo for public release, but they are requesting privacy at this time.

The Medical Examiner determined Smith-Belhumeur died of homicide by gunshot wounds.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Travis Law at travis.law@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0395 or Detective Ryan Foote at ryan.foote@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0781 and reference case number 24-73410.

Photo description: Portrait of Jamirion Smith-Belhumeur

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***Original Message Below***

One person is deceased following a shooting in the Montavilla Neighborhood.

On Monday, March 25, 2024, at approximately 4:25 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to reports of a shooting in the area of Northeast 93rd Avenue and Northeast Glisan Street. When officers arrived, they found an adult male suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Despite officers performing lifesaving measures, the victim died at the scene. No arrests have been made and no one has been detained.

The Portland Police Bureau’s Homicide Unit has responded to the scene to investigate. During the investigation, Northeast Glisan Street will be closed from Northeast 90th Avenue to I-205.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Travis Law at travis.law@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0395 or Detective Ryan Foote at ryan.foote@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0781 and reference case number 24-73410.

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

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UPDATE: Bicyclist Dies Following March 12 Crash - 03/25/24

The Portland Police Bureau regrets to announce the bicyclist injured in the March 12th crash near Southwest Alder Street and Southwest Third Avenue has died.

On Monday March 18, 2024, the bicyclist, identified as Jonathan V. Henderson, 40, of Portland, died at a local hospital from injuries sustained in the crash.

The preliminary investigation reveals that the cyclist entered the intersection against a red light and was struck by a sport utility vehicle (SUV) that had a green light. The driver has been cooperative. No arrests have been made or citations issued.

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***Original Message Below***

On Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at 9:31 p.m., officers from the Central Precinct responded to a crash near the intersection of Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Alder Street. Officers arrived to find a crash between a bicyclist and a sport utility vehicle (SUV). The bicyclist was transported to an area hospital with life threatening injuries. The driver of the SUV remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.

The Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team responded to the scene to investigate. During the investigation the streets in the area were closed but are now open.

If anyone has information about the incident, please contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov, attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 24-61345.

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Multi-Agency Stolen Vehicle Operation Results in Recovery of Stolen Vehicles and the Apprehension of Wanted Subjects (Photo) - 03/23/24

The latest Stolen Vehicle Operation (SVO) resulted in multiple stolen vehicle recoveries, arrests, and illegal firearms recovered.

On Friday, March 22, 2024, officers assigned to Portland Police Bureau’s East and North Precincts participated in a multi-agency stolen vehicle operation with the Gresham Police Department, Port of Portland Police Department, Multnomah County District Attorney’s Auto Theft Task Force, PPB’s K9 Unit, and PPB’s Air Support Unit. Vancouver Police Department (Washington) also coordinated with Portland Police in cases where drivers eluded police across the river. PPB’s updated pursuit policy was utilized again allowing for the successful apprehension and capture of drivers eluding lawful police stops.

The collaborative effort resulted in the recovery of 10 stolen vehicles. Additionally, 18 people were arrested, 11 drivers eluded police, and six vehicle pursuits were initiated resulting in successful captures.

This operation was initially focused in Northeast Portland, including in Port of Portland jurisdiction near the Portland International Airport, and then moved to the area of North Portland including Jantzen Beach and Delta Park.

Members of the crowdsource Facebook group “PDX Stolen Cars” helped police locate and recover two unoccupied and two occupied stolen vehicles. This is the 15th SVO PDX Stolen Cars have assisted on and have helped recover 35 stolen vehicles.


Statistics:

The Stolen Vehicle Operation utilizes data-driven evidence-based practices. This operation yielded a low ratio of one stolen vehicle located out of every four traffic stops/encounters.

Below are the initial results from the March 22nd multi-agency Stolen Vehicle Operation:
41 traffic stops/encounters
10 stolen vehicles recovered
18 arrests
11 drivers eluded (8 captured)
6 vehicle pursuits
8 vehicles towed
3 illegally possessed firearm seized

SVO Mission Ratios:
1:4 (stolen vehicles : stops/encounters)
1:4 (warrants serviced : stops/encounters)
1:4 (vehicles elude : stops/encounters)
1:7 (pursuits initiated : stops/encounters)
1:5 (vehicles towed : stops/encounters)
1:3 (custody : stops/encounters)
1:20 (illegally possessed firearms : stops/encounters)



PPB Stolen located by VPD – Driver eludes into Portland and taken into custody by SVO

Towards the end of the SVO mission period, Vancouver Police Department located a vehicle stolen in Portland and attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver eluded officers throughout Vancouver at a high rate of speed after having the tires intentionally deflated by police. The suspect drove into Portland and SVO officers were able locate the vehicle and attempted to stop the vehicle. Officers conducted a PIT maneuver to get the vehicle to stop. After the vehicle stopped the driver ran away from the stolen vehicle and officers were able to apprehend the driver after a brief foot pursuit.

The driver, Dylan J. Hardy, 24, was arrested for several outstanding warrants, Attempting to Elude Police in a Vehicle, Attempting to Elude Police on Foot, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, and Reckless Driving. He has other pending charges in Washington State. (PPB Case Number: 24-70839 & 24-64378 MCSO Case Number: 24-13069)




Impressive Decreasing Trend in Stolen Vehicles

Over the last 10 months, stolen vehicle operations have consistently delivered results in reducing vehicle theft rates. In January 2023, there were 984 vehicles reported stolen. In January 2024, it was 473 for a 56% decrease.
April: 24.4% decrease compared to the previous year (892 to 674)
May: 23.7% decrease compared to the previous year (849 to 648)
June: 26.7% decrease compared to the previous year (829 to 607)
July: 29.7% decrease compared to the previous year (862 to 606)
August: 35.3% decrease compared to the previous year (939 to 608)
September: 25.5% decrease compared to the previous year (861 to 644)
October: 36.6% decrease compared to the previous year (931 to 590)
November: 44% decrease compared to the previous year (966 to 538)
December: 42% decrease compared to the previous year (895 to 523)
January: 56% decrease compared to the previous year (984 to 437)

There are a lot of factors that go into crime trends, but enforcement efforts driven by data analysis, efficient use of limited resources, and interagency partnerships have been key factors in the reduction in car thefts in Portland. Car thefts are extremely impactful for victims, especially those who rely on their vehicles for their livelihoods. Stolen vehicles are often used by suspects in other crimes including robberies and shootings. Interdicting those occupied stolen cars can prevent other crimes.

For more on East Precinct’s innovative use of data, to make fewer stops, resulting in better outcomes, visit: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/news/read.cfm?id=462764


Photo descriptions:
1- Roll call in a large room, law enforcement officers from multiple police agencies being briefed using a projector screen
2- A silver and black semiautomatic Ruger handgun with slide locked back on a plastic evidence bag
3- Police officers from multiple agencies investigating a stolen vehicle surrounded by police vehicles
4- A recovered stolen vehicle on a grassy median at night, several law enforcement vehicles surrounding it.
5- A stolen vehicle at night, surrounded by police vehicles with lights flashing, police officers standing by a door
6- A recovered stolen vehicle in a parking lot in the daylight, a parole officer and 2 PPB officers standing nearby
7- Two officers doing a search incident to arrest of a suspect in handcuffs in a convenience store parking lot
8- A deputy interviews a suspect in the back of a police car

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UPDATE #2: 4-year-old Child Killed in Wednesday Crash Identified - 03/22/24

The child killed in the Wednesday crash in the St. Johns Neighborhood is identified as Kingston R. Coston, 4. His family has been notified of his death.

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***Original Messages Below***

The driver of the vehicle responsible for Wednesday’s fatal crash is facing manslaughter, drunk driving, and other charges in the crash that led to the death of her 4-year-old son.

The investigation revealed that the driver, Angelina L. Minor, 27, of Portland, driving a black 2011 Hyundai Elantra sedan, was involved in a minor, non-injury crash at North Lombard Street and North Richmond Avenue with the driver of a red 2024 Scion XB. Minor failed to stop and exchange information as required by law. The driver of the Scion followed Minor’s car as she fled.

Moments later, Minor’s Hyundai was driving eastbound on North Fessenden Street at North Oswego Avenue when Minor drove over the median divider into the oncoming lane, then continued to drive against oncoming traffic. At North Mohawk Avenue, Minor crashed head-on into a silver 2022 Tesla Model S.

Minor’s 4-year-old son was severely injured, and bystanders performed CPR on him before paramedics arrived. He later died of the injuries he suffered. Minor, her adult male passenger, her 3-year-old daughter, and the male passenger’s 4-year-old daughter were all transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. There was 1 car seat and 2 booster seats in the vehicle, but the investigation into whether the children were properly restrained is ongoing. The child who died will be identified later after family has had time to make notifications.

The driver of the Scion was unhurt. The driver of the Tesla was injured but declined ambulance transportation.

The Traffic Investigations Unit (TIU) determined that extreme intoxication and speed are significant factors in this crash. Angelina Minor was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Manslaughter in the First Degree, Assault in the Third Degree, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (Alcohol), Reckless Driving, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (property damage), and Recklessly Endangering Another Person (3 counts).

This case remains under investigation. If anyone has information about the incident, and has not already spoken to police, please contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov, attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 24-69005.

This is the 17th traffic-related fatality in the City of Portland so far in 2024 and the second juvenile death. That may be a higher figure than the Portland fatal crashes counted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). NHTSA’s count excludes crashes involving suicide, private property, non-public roadways, non-motor vehicles, medical events, and deaths that happen more than 30 days after a crash.

The Portland Police Traffic Division is committed to providing enforcement and raising awareness regarding traffic safety for vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Each year, traffic officers respond to preventable collisions. These collisions can deeply impact those involved, their families and loved ones. Traffic officers' number one priority is to address behaviors of all road users that might lead to a collision, including speed, impairment, distraction, and disobeying signals.

The Traffic Division works in partnership with the Bureau of Transportation on making streets safer for all users. You can help by doing your part to obey all traffic laws, whether you are in a vehicle, on foot, bike or scooter. To learn more, visit: https://public.tableau.com/app/profile/portland.bureau.of.transportation/viz/VisionZeroDashboard_16179023789280/VisionZeroDashboard

For more on the Traffic Division, visit: https://www.portland.gov/police/divisions/traffic-division

To report a road or area that you believe should have additional traffic enforcement, call (503) 823-SAFE.

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***Original Message Below***

A child died in a traffic crash in the St. Johns Neighborhood.

On Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 9:05p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of a crash at North Fessenden Street and North Mohawk Avenue. When they arrived, they found a 2-car crash. A child, believed to be 4 years old, was unconscious in one of the involved vehicles. Paramedics transported the child to the hospital. Despite lifesaving efforts, the child died. An adult female, an adult male, and two other children were also transported by ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries. The involved drivers remained at the scene.

The Portland Police Traffic Division Major Crash Team is responding to the scene to investigate. During the investigation, North Fessenden Street is closed in both directions between North Richmond Avenue and North Allegheny Avenue.

If anyone has information about the incident, please contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov, attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 24-69005.

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

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UPDATE: Man Killed in Steel Bridge Stabbing Identified - 03/21/24

The man killed in a stabbing on the Steel Bridge has been identified as 38-year-old Fernando Luis Aguirre. His family has been notified of his death. They are requesting privacy at this time.

The Medical Examiner determined Aguirre died of homicide by stabbing.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective William Winters at william.winters@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0466 or Detective Jason Koenig at jason.koenig@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0889 and reference case number 24-63876.

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***Original Messages Below***

Portland Police arrested and charged a suspect in Friday’s Steel Bridge stabbing homicide.

On Saturday, March 16, 2024, at 10:38 a.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a man threatening another man with a knife in the area of Northwest 3rd Avenue and Northwest Davis Street. When officers arrived, they located a man matching the description of the suspect walking at Northwest 5th Avenue and Northwest Flanders Street. The officers detained him. The victim in the case left and did not contact police.

Officers investigated and determined that the suspect in the case may be connected to the homicide. They notified detectives, who responded and interviewed the suspect. They booked the suspect, Noor M. Baheej, 31, into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Manslaughter in the Second Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect and the victim were engaged in a fight, and the suspect stabbed the victim in the leg with a knife. A knife has been seized as evidence.

The victim will be identified after family has been notified and the medical examiner determines official cause and manner of death.

This remains an open and active investigation, and detectives still want to speak with anyone who has information about this case. Please contact Detective William Winters at william.winters@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0466 or Detective Jason Koenig at jason.koenig@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0889. Please reference case number 24-63876.

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***Original Message Below***

A man died after a stabbing at the Steel Bridge in Portland.

On Friday, March 15, 2024 at 1:13p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of a stabbing on the pedestrian path of the Steel Bridge. When officers arrived, they located an adult male victim with serious injuries. Officers applied tourniquets to help control bleeding until EMS arrived. The man was transported to the hospital by ambulance. Despite lifesaving measures, the man died at the hospital.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit is responding to the scene to investigate. During the investigation, Tom McCall Waterfront Park is closed near the Steel Bridge, as is the pedestrian crossing over the bridge. Vehicular and TriMet traffic on the upper deck is unaffected.

If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective William Winters at william.winters@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0466 or Detective Jason Koenig at jason.koenig@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0889. Please reference case number 24-63876.

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

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UPDATE: Victim in Downtown Shooting Identified - 03/21/24

The victim of the March 17 homicide in Downtown Portland has been identified as Aaron K. Beasley, 33, of Portland. His family has been notified of his death and they are requesting privacy at this time.

The Medical Examiner has confirmed manner and cause of death to be homicide by gunshot wound.

Detectives continue to investigate this case. Anyone who knew Beasley, or anyone with information about this case, is asked to contact Detective Jennifer Hertzler jennifer.hertzler@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-1040 or Detective Joseph Corona joseph.corona@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0508 and reference case number 24-66219.

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***Original Message Below***

On Sunday, March 17, 2024, at 11:46 p.m., officers from the Central Precinct responded to a shooting call in the 800 block of Southwest 10th Avenue. When officers arrived, they found a man who was suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers at the scene provided trauma first aid until paramedics arrived and transported the victim to an area hospital, where he later died.

The Portland Police Homicide detectives have responded to the scene to investigate. If anyone has information about this incident, they are asked to please contact Detective Jennifer Hertzler jennifer.hertzler@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-1040 or Detective Joseph Corona joseph.corona@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0508. Please reference case number 24-66219.

During the investigation, Southwest 10th Avenue will be closed from Southwest Taylor Street to Southwest Yamhill Street.

The identity of the victim will be released after the Medical Examiner has confirmed the 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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Driver Facing Numerous Charges Following 2022 Deadly Crash - 03/21/24

The driver involved in a deadly crash in December 2022 turned himself in and is facing numerous charges.

On Friday, December 9, 2022, at approximately 1:30 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to reports of a single vehicle crash in the area of Southeast 118th Avenue and Southeast Division Street. Officers located a vehicle that had struck a utility pole. There were two adult males in the vehicle and they were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. Additionally, officers determined speed and alcohol were factors in the crash.

On Saturday, December 10, 2022, the passenger, David J. Lamb, of Portland, died as a result of injuries he suffered in the crash. The driver, Codey Ammons-Brock, 33, of Tumwater, Washington, survived.

On Wednesday, March 20, 2024, Ammons-Brock turned himself in at the Justice Center on a warrant stemming from an indictment in February. Ammons-Brock was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on the following charges: Manslaughter in the Second Degree, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, and Reckless Driving.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov, attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 22-326197.

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UPDATE: Four Suspects in 2020 Murder Arrested, Indicted - 03/20/24

Four suspects are in custody and facing murder-related charges in connection to a homicide in December 2020.

On Saturday, December 12, 2020, North Precinct officers responded to reports of a shooting in the area of Northeast Stafford Street and Northeast 11th Avenue. Officers located Dhulfiqar Kareem Mseer suffering from life-threatening injuries. Mseer was transported to a local hospital where he later died.

Diligent investigative work conducted by the Portland Police Homicide Unit, FBI, Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), and other partner agencies led to the identification of four suspects: 32-year-old Anthony Devion Bagsby, 23-year-old Taezhon Tyreik Kelly, 25-year-old Delane William Roy, and 28-year-old Cocoa Dalonta Taplin.

On Tuesday, March 19, 2024, law enforcement personnel arrested Kelly in Texas.

On Wednesday, March 20, 2024, PPB’s Homicide Unit, assisted by the FBI and MCSO, arrested Bagsby and Taplin in Portland while law enforcement personnel arrested Roy in Louisiana.

All four men have made initial appearances in federal court in the regions where they were apprehended.

For additional information, please refer to a news release issued by the United States Attorney’s Office in the District of Oregon. https://www.justice.gov/usao-or/pr/four-hoover-criminal-gang-members-indicted-murder-aid-racketeering

PPB would like to thank its local and federal partners with assistance in this case.

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***Original Messages Below***

On Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 12:01 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to reports of shots heard in the area of Northeast Stafford Street and Northeast 11th Avenue. Officers arrived and located an adult male victim injured. Paramedics responded and the victim was transported to an area hospital by ambulance.

The shooting victim, 23-year-old Dhulfiqar Kareem Mseer, has died. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined Mseer died from a gunshot wound and has ruled his death a homicide. At the time of his death, Mseer was working as a ride share driver.

This continues to be an ongoing investigation. If anyone has information about this homicide, please contact Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457 Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Scott Broughton at (503) 823-3774 Scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov

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The victim in yesterday's shooting is in critical condition in an area hospital.

Detectives investigating the scene determined more than 60 rounds were fired during this incident.

If anyone has information about this shooting, please contact Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457 Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Scott Broughton at (503) 823-3774 Scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov . Please reference case number is 20-367049.

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A victim was injured by gunfire in the Woodlawn neighborhood this morning.

On Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 12:01a.m., North Precinct officers responded to reports of shots heard in the area of Northeast Stafford Street and Northeast 11th Avenue. Officers arrived and located an adult male victim injured. Paramedics responded and the victim was transported to a hospital by ambulance. The severity of the injuries is not yet known.

Officers were unable to locate the shooting suspect or suspects. Detectives are responding to investigate. If anyone has information about this shooting, please contact Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457 Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Scott Broughton at (503) 823-3774 Scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov . Please reference case number is 20-367049.

Northeast 11th Avenue is closed between Northeast Lombard Street and Northeast Holland Street.

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

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UPDATE: Suspect in 2022 Homicide, 2024 Injury Shooting Arrested - 03/20/24

A suspect is in custody and facing murder and attempted murder charges related to two shootings over the course of the last two years.

On Saturday, August 6, 2022, Jacob A. Fitzgerald shot and killed Otis Abner.

On Sunday, February 11, 2024, Fitzgerald was involved in a shooting that injured a witness in the 2022 homicide.

On Monday, March 18, 2024, the Portland Police Bureau’s Homicide Unit, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit (SIU), apprehended Fitzgerald. The 23-year-old was transported to the hospital for treatment of an illness unrelated to his arrest.

On Tuesday, March 19, 2024, Fitzgerald was lodged in the Multnomah County Detention Center on the following charges: Murder in the Second Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon (three counts), Assault in the First Degree (two counts), Hindering Prosecution, Attempted Murder in the Second Degree (two counts), Attempted Assault in the First Degree, Menacing (two counts), Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Burglary in the First Degree (four counts).

PPB would like to thank the community for assistance with this case.

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***Original Messages Below***

The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help in locating a homicide suspect.

Jacob A. Fitzgerald, 23, is believed to be involved in the shooting death of Otis Abner in August 2022 (details below). Fitzgerald is also believed to be involved in a February 2024 shooting that injured an individual who witnessed the 2022 homicide.

Fitzgerald is described as a Caucasian male, 6'2", 200 lbs. He is houseless and frequents the North Columbia Boulevard area. Fitzgerald should be considered armed and dangerous and anyone who spots him is urged to call 911 immediately.

Photo description: Jacob Fitzgerald

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***Original Messages Below***

The victim in this homicide is identified as 53-year-old Otis Abner. The Medical Examiner’s Office determined the manner and cause of death to be homicide by gunshot wound. Abner’s family has been notified of his death and has asked for privacy at this time.

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An investigation is underway after a shooting in the East Columbia Neighborhood where one person is deceased.

On Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 2:09a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of someone shot in the 1100 block of North Schmeer Road. When they arrived they located a person deceased.

The suspect or suspects left the scene before police were called an no immediate arrests have been made. No suspect information is being released at this time.

The Portland Police Bureau Homicide Unit is responding to the scene. During the investigation, North Schmeer Road is closed between North Horseshoe Avenue and North Whitaker Road.

If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective William Winters at William.Winters@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0466, or Detective Jason Koenig at Jason.Koenig@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0889, and reference case number 22-210609.

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

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Retail Theft Mission Results in Numerous Arrests, One on a Homicide Warrant (Photo) - 03/19/24

An East Precinct retail theft mission resulted in the recovery of thousands of dollars in stolen merchandise and numerous arrests, including one for an out-of-state homicide.

On Monday, March 18th, 2024, East Precinct officers teamed up with retail partners to conduct a retail theft mission in the Mall 205 and Gateway areas. The mission resulted in the recovery of $31,000 in stolen merchandise. An overwhelming majority of the stolen merchandise was tied to a theft from a Seattle, Washington Lululemon location. East Precinct officers were made aware of the theft and located the involved vehicle with three individuals inside, along with large bags full of merchandise. All occupants of the vehicle were arrested on scene and several large garage bags full of merchandise totaling approximately $30,000 were recovered from inside the vehicle.

Lululemon theft suspects:

Joshua Hawkins, 30, of Oakland, California, was charged with Aggravated Theft in the First Degree, Theft in the First Degree (shoplifting), Organized Retail Theft, and Criminal Conspiracy

Robert Crawford, 19, of Antioch, California, was charged with Aggravated Theft in the First Degree, Theft in the First Degree (shoplifting), Organized Retail Theft, and Criminal Conspiracy

Angelina Crawford, 29, of Pittsburg, California, was charged with Aggravated Theft in the First Degree, Theft in the First Degree (shoplifting), Organized Retail Theft, Identify Theft (four counts), Out of State Homicide Warrant, and Criminal Conspiracy

The Portland Police Bureau’s Property Crimes Unit is working closely with Lululemon, as well as the outside agency involved in the arrest warrant.

The success of this mission is due in large part to the participation of retail partners and other organizations focused on disrupting retail theft in the Portland area.

Total mission stats:

28 arrests
7 citations issued
8 vehicles stopped
1 stolen vehicle recovered
1 firearm recovered
10.3g methamphetamine recovered

These retail theft missions will continue for the foreseeable future in order to deter retail theft and other crimes across Portland.

Photo description: Stolen merchandise recovered
Photo description: Stolen merchandise recovered
Photo description: Suspect arrested
Photo description: Suspect arrested
Photo description: Suspect arrested

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Holiday Weekend DUII Mission Yields Positive Results (Photo) - 03/19/24

Over the St. Patrick's Day holiday weekend, the Portland Police Bureau teamed up with state, county, and local law enforcement partners to conduct a high-visibility DUII enforcement mission. The operation resulted in more than 1,600 traffic stops, 950 citations, and 75 arrests connected to speeding, impaired driving, distracted driving and more.

“We appreciate our law enforcement partners who were involved in this mission,” said Chief Bob Day. “These same drivers can cross into different jurisdictions, and it affects all our cities. This enforcement mission undoubtedly saved lives this weekend, and I am grateful for that. We hope it also raised awareness that impaired driving, speeding and distracted driving isn’t just illegal but can be deadly.”

The mission results are as follows:

Friday, March 15, 2024
746 traffic stops – 404 for speeding, 17 for impaired driving, 53 for distracted driving
419 citations issued, 30 arrests

Saturday, March 16, 2024
546 traffic stops – 254 for speeding, 17 for impaired driving, 42 for distracted driving
323 citations issued, 26 arrests

Sunday, March 17, 2024
373 traffic stops – 224 for speeding, 16 for impaired driving, 13 for distracted driving
214 citations issued, 22 arrests


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UPDATE: Suspect in November 2023 Homicide Arrested - 03/19/24

A suspect is in custody and facing a murder charge related to the November 2023 homicide of Nicole Davis in the Parkrose Heights Neighborhood.

On Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at approximately 4 p.m., Davis was shot and killed in Northeast Portland. Homicide Detectives identified Richard David Simms, Jr., 30, of Portland, as the suspect in this investigation. An arrest warrant was issued for Simms for Murder in the Second Degree. With the assistance of U.S. Marshals, Simms was located and a plan was made to safely take him into custody.

On Tuesday, March 19, 2024, members of the Portland Police Bureau’s Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT), and Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) assisted the Homicide Unit with serving a search warrant and arresting Simms for the 2023 murder. Simms was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on the following charges: Murder in the Second Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

The victim’s family has been notified of the arrest.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Meghan Burkeen at Meghan.Burkeen@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-2092 or Detective Brian Sims at Brian.Sims@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-2079 and reference case number 23-303557.

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***Original Messages Below***

The victim in the fatal shooting in the Parkrose Heights Neighborhood is identified as Nicole Lashawn Davis, 40, of Portland. Her family has been notified of her death. They provided the attached photograph for public distribution. The family is requesting privacy at this time.

The Medical Examiner determined that she died of homicide by gunshot wound.

No arrests have been made. The case remains under investigation. If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective Meghan Burkeen at Meghan.Burkeen@police.portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-2092, or Detective Brian Sims at Brian.Sims@police.portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-2079. Please reference case number 23-303557.

This is the 66th homicide of 2023 in Portland.

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***Original Message Below***

A woman was killed in a shooting in the Parkrose Heights Neighborhood.

On Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 3:59p.m., East Precinct Officers were dispatched to a report of someone shot outside an apartment complex in the 11100 block of Northeast Weidler Street. When officers arrived they found an adult female deceased at the scene.

The suspect or suspects left before police were called and no immediate arrests were made.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit is responding to the scene to investigate. During the investigation, Northeast Weidler Street is closed between Northeast 108th Avenue and Northeast 112th Avenue.

If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective Meghan Burkeen at Meghan.Burkeen@police.portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-2092, or Detective Brian Sims at Brian.Sims@police.portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-2079. Please reference case number 23-303557.

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

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North Precinct Conducts Successful Retail Theft Mission (Photo) - 03/18/24

A recent retail theft mission resulted in multiple arrests and the recovery of stolen merchandise and stolen vehicles.

On Wednesday, March 13, 2024, North Precinct personnel conducted another retail theft mission in the areas of Jantzen Beach and Delta Park.

The mission resulted in:

17 Arrests
1 Felony charge
13 Misdemeanor charges
8 Felony warrants
6 Misdemeanor warrants
3 Vehicles Eluded
2 Vehicles towed
$1,900 Recovered stolen property

This week’s mission is one of many retail theft missions conducted by the Portland Police Bureau over the last year. The missions have culminated in hundreds of arrests, firearms seized, stolen cars recovered and stolen merchandise recovered. In many cases, these individuals are involved in criminal activity that extends far beyond retail theft. Therefore, the apprehensions go a long way in improving livability across the area.

These retail theft missions will continue for the foreseeable future in order to deter retail theft and other crimes across Portland.

Photo descriptions:

Photo 1: Officer making an arrest of a suspect
Photo 2: PPB cars pulling over a suspect
Photo 3: Officers inventory a vehicle after making an arrest

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Multi-Agencies Conduct Successful Stolen Vehicle Operation (Photo) - 03/18/24

A multi-agency stolen vehicle operation resulted in the recovery of stolen vehicles, guns, and the apprehension of an armed robbery suspect.

On Tuesday, March 12, 2024, officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau’s East Precinct conducted a multi-agency stolen vehicle operation with the Gresham Police Department, Port of Portland Police Department, Clackamas County Sheriff’s, Multnomah County District Attorney’s Auto Theft Task Force, PPB’s K9 Unit, and PPB’s Air Support Unit. The SVO also hosted deputies from Snohomish County, Washington, who requested to observe with the goal of learning and replicating the approach in their own community. Vancouver Police Department, including their Assistant Chief Erica Nilsen, were also present and coordinated with Portland Police when vehicles eluded into Washington. PPB's updated pursuit policy was used again allowing for the successful apprehension of four eluding vehicles in a short period of time.

The collaborative effort resulted in the recovery of eight stolen vehicles. Additionally, six people were arrested, five vehicles eluded police, and four vehicle pursuits were initiated, resulting in successful captures.

This operation initially focused on the southeast Portland metropolitan area and then moved to the northeast, covering Rockwood, Gresham.

The crowdsourced Facebook group, PDX Stolen Cars, helped locate and recover three unoccupied stolen vehicles. This is the 14th SVO PDX Stolen Cars have assisted on and have helped law enforcement recover 31 stolen vehicles.

The Stolen Vehicle Operation utilizes data-driven evidence-based practices and collaborates with OHSU Knight Cancer Institute scientist. This operation yielded a low ratio of one stolen vehicle located out of every 4 traffic stops/encounters.

Below are the initial results from the March 12, 2024, multi-agency Stolen Vehicle Operation:

28 traffic stops/encounters
8 stolen vehicles
6 custodies
5 vehicles eluded (4 captured)
4 vehicle pursuits
8 vehicles towed

Highlight: Gresham Armed Robber Pursuit and Successful Apprehension – Gun Recovered
PPB Case Number: 24-61256
Gresham Case Number: 24-10106

Toward the end of the SVO, a Gresham Police 911 call contained information on an armed robbery in the 18100 block of Southeast Division Street. The description of the vehicle was a white BMW. With multiple officers in the area the vehicle was located, and officers attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle eluded at a high rate of speed and officers pursed the vehicle. The vehicle was successfully stopped in the area 162nd Avenue and Northeast Glisan Street. The driver, Angle Jimenes-Gonzalez, 18, of Gresham, was taken into custody. After reviewing Air Support footage, a gun was recovered after footage showed the gun being thrown from the eluding vehicle.

Impressive Decreasing Trend in Stolen Vehicles
Over the last 10 months, stolen vehicle operations have consistently delivered results in reducing vehicle theft rates. In January 2023, there were 984 vehicles reported stolen. In January 2024, it was 473 for a 56% decrease.

April: 24.4% decrease compared to the previous year (892 to 674)
May: 23.7% decrease compared to the previous year (849 to 648)
June: 26.7% decrease compared to the previous year (829 to 607)
July: 29.7% decrease compared to the previous year (862 to 606)
August: 35.3% decrease compared to the previous year (939 to 608)
September: 25.5% decrease compared to the previous year (861 to 644)
October: 36.6% decrease compared to the previous year (931 to 590)
November: 44% decrease compared to the previous year (966 to 538)
December: 42% decrease compared to the previous year (895 to 523)
January: 56% decrease compared to the previous year (984 to 437)

There are many factors that go into crime trends, but enforcement efforts driven by data analysis, efficient use of limited resources, and interagency partnerships have been key factors in the reduction in car thefts in Portland. Car thefts are extremely impactful for victims, especially those who rely on their vehicles for their livelihoods. Stolen vehicles are often used by suspects in other crimes including robberies and shootings. Interdicting those occupied stolen cars can prevent other crimes.

For more on East Precinct’s innovative use of data, to make fewer stops, resulting in better outcomes, visit: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/news/read.cfm?id=462764

Photo descriptions:
Photo 1: Armed Robbery Suspect is pulled over in white BMW by multi-agencies
Photo 2: Officer arresting a person who eluded police in stolen vehicle
Photo 3: Gun and bullets from robbery suspect on top of vehicle
Photo 4: Clackamas County Sheriff’s arrest driver of stolen vehicle



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Suspect Facing Felony Assault Charges After Old Town Stabbing - 03/17/24

A suspect is in jail on first degree assault and other charges after alert Portland Police Officers and Oregon State Police Troopers found him and arrested him several blocks away.

On Sunday, March 17, 2024 at 2:08 a.m., Central Precinct and Entertainment Detail officers responded to a report of a stabbing on the sidewalk at Northwest 6th Avenue and Northwest Glisan Street. Officers arrived within one minute and began lifesaving efforts, including trauma first aid. Emergency medical services, including Portland Fire & Rescue and AMR, responded to provide advanced care and transport the adult male victim to the hospital. Despite serious injuries, the victim was stabilized and is expected to survive. Preliminary investigation revealed that the stabbing happened during a scuffle between two groups. A firearm was found at the scene, but there was no indication that it was discharged during the fight.

The suspect fled the scene before police arrived, but officers flooded the area in an attempt to find him. Witnesses gave officers detailed description of the suspect and a direction of travel, which was helpful in the search.

At 2:28 a.m., a PPB officer spotted the suspect near Southwest Broadway and Southwest Yamhill Street. The suspect ran, but Oregon State Police Troopers were in the area and arrested him at Southwest Park Avenue and Southwest Taylor Street after a short chase and effective use of a Conducted Electrical Weapon (CEW). The suspect was not injured.

Major Crimes Unit detectives were called out and interviewed the suspect, after which Yimer J. Funez-Cruz, 21, of Portland, was booked into the Multomah County Detention Center on charges of Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Menacing.

If anyone has information about this incident and has not already spoken to police, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attn: Major Crimes Unit and reference case number 24-65414. Detectives are also hoping to recover the knife used in the assault, which was not located despite an extensive search.

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Two Injured in Drive by Shooting in Lloyd District Neighborhood - 03/17/24

Two men were injured in a drive-by shooting in the Lloyd District neighborhood.

On Sunday, March 17, 2024 at 1:12 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of a shooting outside of a bar in the 1400 block of Northeast Broadway. Officers arrived and found one male victim on scene, and learned that another male victim had gone to the hospital by private vehicle. The victim on scene was transported to the hospital by ambulance. The victims’ injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.

The suspect or suspects are believed to have fired from a passing vehicle, then left the scene. No immediate arrests were made. No suspect description is available for release.

The incident is under investigation. If anyone has information about this case, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attn: ECST and reference case number 24-65385.

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Two Men Arrested After Carjacking in North Portland (Photo) - 03/16/24

Two men are facing robbery charges after a carjacking in North Portland.

On Friday, March 15, 2024 at 7:41p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to North Skidmore Street and North Albina Avenue on a report of a robbery of a vehicle at gunpoint. The officers learned that the victim was unloading groceries from his vehicle when two suspects approached. One pointed a gun at him, demanded his keys, and drove off in his SUV. The victim was not physically hurt.

Officers from North Precinct, the Focused Intervention Team, K9, the Traffic Division, and Air Support Unit responded to look for the suspects. An alert officer spotted the victim’s vehicle driving near Northeast Lombard Street and Northeast 82nd Avenue. As officers flooded the area, they discovered the victim’s vehicle crashed at Northeast 70th Avenue and Northeast Mason Street. They learned two suspects had run away from the crash. Officers surrounded the area to contain the suspects and searched the neighborhood, quickly finding and arresting two men.

Major Crimes Unit detectives responded and interviewed the suspects. Detectives booked both men into the Multnomah County Detention Center. Raheim A. Carter, 41, was charged with Robbery in the First Degree and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. Brandon T. Plumb, 24, was charged with Robbery in the First Degree and Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle.

If anyone has information about this case, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attn: Major Crimes Unit and reference case number 24-64200.

Photo descriptions:
White small SUV crashed against a small tree, police vehicle with lights flashing
Closeup of white SUV up against a small tree
Suspect in handcuffs being searched by police officers holding flashlights, blue police lights flashing
Police officer standing with a suspect in handcuffs

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