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North Precinct Officers Respond to Attempted Armed Robbery-Suspect Apprehended - 01/22/20

On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at 8:04 p.m., North Precinct Officers responded to the 1600 block of Northeast Grand Avenue on a report of an attempted robbery involving a weapon.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted a subject in the area of Northeast 6th Avenue and Northeast Clackamas Street and the subject fled on foot. Officers established a perimeter and requested on duty Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) officers and a K-9 team to assist with the search.

Officers located a subject believed to be involved in the area of the 1400 block of Northeast 6th Avenue and took him into custody.

This investigation is in the preliminary stages and further details will be released when they are available.

No one was injured and there is not an on-going risk to the community related to this incident.

If anyone has information about this case, contact Robbery Detective Kenneth Reynolds at (503) 823-0407 or Kenneth.reynolds@portlandoregon.gov

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Update #3: Suspect in Stabbing Case Apprehended (Photo) - 01/21/20

On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at 6:09 p.m., North Precinct Officers received an anonymous tip that the suspect in the stabbing incident involving an off-duty Portland Fire & Rescue Lieutenant was in the area of the 5900 block of Northeast Martin Luther King Boulevard. Officers arrived in the area and located 30 year-old Carroll McClendon. He was arrested without incident.

McClendon was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Assault II and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Assault Detectives continue to work on this case and if anyone has further information to provide, contact Detective Shaye Samora at 503-823-0768 / Shaye.Samora@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Jeff Sharp at 503-823-9773 / Jeff.Sharp@portlandoregon.gov

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Through multiple tips from the public, PPB Assault Detectives have identified the suspect in the stabbing incident in the Goose Hollow Foothills League neighborhood as Carroll McClendon. A mugshot photo of an earlier arrest is attached.

McClendon is a black male, 30 years old, 5'8" tall, 160 pounds. Detectives believe that he does not have a fixed address but is most often downtown or in the inner Southeast neighborhoods.

McClendon should be considered dangerous and is likely armed with a knife. If a community member sees him or is aware of his location, do not approach him but please call 9-1-1 immediately. Officers will want to know a description of his clothing, his current location, and his direction of travel if applicable.

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The victim in last night's stabbing in the Goose Hollow Foothills League neighborhood has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home. He is requesting privacy at this time.

Additionally, Assault Detectives are releasing a suspect description and some initial surveillance images of the suspect in an effort to identify him. See attached photos. The suspect is described as a male, mid-20's in age, 5-foot-4-inches to 5-foot-8-inches in height, about 170 pounds, with black crew-cut hair, unshaven face, an athletic build, olive colored skin, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.

Detectives continue to seek out evidence and additional witnesses. If anyone knows the location or identity of the suspect, please contact Detective Shaye Samora at 503-823-0768 / Shaye.Samora@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Jeff Sharp at 503-823-9773 / Jeff.Sharp@portlandoregon.gov . The case number is 20-20370.

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A stabbing at a bar in the Goose Hollow Foothills League Neighborhood that left an off-duty Portland Fire and Rescue lieutenant injured is now being investigated by Assault Detectives.

On Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 8:04p.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a stabbing at a bar in the 2000 block of Southwest Morrison Street. When officers arrived, they found the stabbing victim in the bar. He was conscious and talking to officers. He had cuts to his upper arm and upper torso. Portland Fire and Rescue and American Medical Response paramedics also responded and treated the stab wounds. The victim, an off-duty lieutenant with Portland Fire and Rescue, was transported to a hospital by ambulance. His injuries are non-life threatening.

The officers learned that the suspect left the area before they arrived. Numerous officers searched for the suspect but did not locate him. Officers spoke to witnesses and looked for any available evidence. The suspect description is not being released at this time other than it was a male. The victim and the suspect were not known to one another. We are not releasing the circumstances leading up to stabbing to protect the integrity of the investigation. No arrests have been made.

The case has been forwarded to PPB Assault Detail detectives who are actively pursuing the case. If anyone has information about the suspect, or the circumstances of the stabbing, they're asked to contact Detective Shaye Samora at 503-823-0768 / Shaye.Samora@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Jeff Sharp at 503-823-9773 / Jeff.Sharp@portlandoregon.gov . The case number is 20-20370.

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Hiring
PPB Continues Recruiting Efforts-Chief Releases Video (Photo) - 01/21/20

The Portland Police Bureau is hiring! There are currently 104 vacancies in the Portland Police Bureau and applicants of all backgrounds and experiences are wanted to fill these positions to become the next leaders in public safety. Chief Resch has a new video about the PPB hiring efforts and how to apply, which can be found here: https://youtu.be/5WSpLKtlC5Q

If you or someone you know cares about the community and wants a job that makes a difference, now is the time to apply. For more information about the job, pay, benefits, and frequently asked questions, visit www.joinportlandpolice.com and for information about upcoming hiring workshops, visit: https://www.joinportlandpolice.com/workshops/

"We need to hire the next generation of Portland Police Officers to join our team to help keep our community safe," said Chief Jami Resch. "PPB has exceptional training and opportunities and now is the time to apply. We need individuals of all backgrounds to become community police officers; law enforcement experience is not required. This career is rewarding in so many ways and we are excited to hire and train individuals who want to do something that matters. Join us!"

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Attached Media Files: Hiring
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Hayley R. Jean
Victim Crushed Between Cars, Suspect Arrested for DUII (Photo) - 01/20/20

A pedestrian is in the hospital with serious injuries after being crushed between her car and a car that hit her.

On Monday, January 20, 2020 at 1:18p.m., East Precinct Officers were dispatched to a report of a pedestrian-involved crash in the 4800 block of Southeast Steele Street. When officers arrived they found a woman who had been crushed between two cars. The victim, a 75-year-old female, was treated by paramedics and then transported to a hospital. Her injuries are serious.

The Traffic Division responded to assist with the investigation. Officers determined that the victim was standing behind her parked car on the side of Steele Street. She was getting items out of the trunk of her car when the suspect ran into the victim and her car, causing traumatic injuries to the victim's legs.

The officers arrested the driver of the vehicle. Hayley R. Jean (photo), 35, of Portland, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Assault in the Second Degree, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (Drugs), Reckless Driving, and Reckless Endangerment.

Drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs injure and kill thousands of people every year. People consuming alcohol or drugs are urged not to get behind the wheel and should have a sober driver or utilize taxis, rideshare companies or transit so everyone is safe on our streets.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390 .

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Attached Media Files: Hayley R. Jean
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Thieves of Valuable Car Parts Arrested (Photo) - 01/20/20

An alert victim assisted officers in arresting a pair of catalytic converter thieves in the Roseway neighborhood.

On Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 7:35a.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a theft in progress at an automobile dealership in the 6400 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard. As officers were responding, they got an update that the victim was following the suspects. An officer located the suspects driving in a vehicle and stopped them at Northeast 86th Avenue and Northeast Prescott Street, where two suspects were arrested.

Officers located in the suspects' vehicle a stolen catalytic converter along with car jack and other tools believed to have been used to remove the car part (photos).

Andrew C. Ooten, 48, of Portland and Donald L. Newcomb III, 39, of Portland (photos) were booked in the Multnomah County Detention Center. Ooten is being charged with Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, and, for a previous catalytic converter theft case, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Attempted Assault in the Second Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Newcomb was charged with Criminal Mischief in the First Degree.

The victim who assisted officers has agreed to media contact and interviews. Media can contact ppbpio@portlandoregon.gov to obtain his contact information.

In recent months the Police Bureau has seen a dramatic increase in reports of thefts of catalytic converters, which contain valuable metals such as palladium. PPB has taken 129 reports of the catalytic converter thefts between June 1 and December 31, 2019. Additionally, 44% of the incidents within Multnomah County from 6/1/19 to 12/31/19 occurred in North Precinct. Between June and October of 2019, there were an average of 4 catalytic converter thefts per month. In November and December of 2019, North Precinct averaged 21.5 catalytic converter thefts, an increase of 438%. We believe that is a dramatic underreporting of the number of such incidents. We believe many victims do not report the crime thinking that it will not make a difference. At times, if we get the reports, we can better track organized criminal groups, aggregate the charges against the suspects, and submit them to the District Attorney's office for prosecution.

We are asking community members to report these thefts when they happen. If there is no suspect information, then they can report at their convenience online on our website, https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/cor/ . The link is on the front page. Those making reports will receive a case number by e-mail. Or, victims can call the police nonemergency dispatch line at (503) 823-3333.

We also encourage awareness of this issue. Community members can help minimize the risk of being victimized by parking in a garage or well-lit area when possible. If you see someone working on a vehicle on your street late at night, especially if you hear the sounds of sawing, then call 9-1-1 and report it. If anyone has surveillance video of a confirmed theft that has not been shared with police, then call the non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333.

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Suspect Arrested After Pointing Gun at Food Cart Operator Downtown (Photo) - 01/20/20

A suspect is facing numerous charges after making threats to a food cart operator with a gun and firing a round in the air in Downtown Portland.

On Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 10:19p.m., Central Precinct Officers were dispatched to Southwest 2nd Avenue and Southwest Oak Street a report of a man threatening with a gun. An officer talked to the victim, a food cart operator, and learned that the suspect had left the area. Officers looked for the suspect but were unable to locate him initially. The victim was not injured.

About a half hour later, a sergeant on patrol was flagged down at Southwest 2nd Avenue and Southwest Oak Street by someone saying the suspect had returned and fired a round into the air. Assisting officers responded and challenged the suspect. He was initially uncooperative and tried to walk away from them until an officer fired one less-lethal foam tipped projectile at him. The suspect then surrendered and was arrested.

A loaded .40 S&W caliber semiautomatic handgun (photo) was found in the suspect's pocket. The gun was determined to be stolen.

Dominique H. Mann, 25, of Portland (photo), was booked in the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Theft in the First Degree, Menacing, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Pointing a Firearm at Another, and city code violations of Possession of a Loaded Firearm and Discharge of a Firearm in City.

The gun was transferred to the Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) for additional analysis and follow-up.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Attached Media Files: Gun , Dominique H. Mann
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UPDATE: Additional Details Regarding Fatal Crash Released (Photo) - 01/19/20

The motorcyclist who died after a crash with a car in the Roseway/Rose City Park neighborhoods is a 50-year-old white male from Gresham. His next of kin has been notified of his death. His name is not being released.

See attached photos. Preliminary investigation suggests that the motorcyclist was eastbound on Northeast Sandy Boulevard. The car, a Honda CRV, was northbound on Northeast 65th Avenue crossing Northeast Sandy Boulevard when the motorcycle struck the driver's side of the vehicle. The impact happened in the westbound lanes of Sandy Boulevard suggesting the motorcycle was eastbound in the westbound lanes. That was also consistent with witness statements who described the motorcyclist passing vehicles in the oncoming lanes of travel. Speed also appears to be a key contributing factor to this crash, based on crash evidence and witness statements.

Officer David Enz is the primary traffic investigator. No arrests or citations have been issued. The motorcyclist had a valid driver license but no motorcycle endorsement.

This is the second fatal crash in Portland this year.

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A motorcyclist has died after a collision with a car in the Roseway/Rose City Park neighborhoods.

On Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 4:58 p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a crash involving a motorcycle and a car at Northeast Sandy Boulevard and Northeast 65th Avenue. When officers arrived they found a motorcyclist with severe injuries. Portland Fire and Rescue and American Medical Response paramedics treated the injured rider. He was transported to the hospital by ambulance. Despite lifesaving efforts by the medics and the doctors at the hospital, the rider did not survive. The driver and sole occupant of the car was uninjured and cooperated with the investigation.

Officers closed the intersection to conduct an investigation. The Traffic Division and the Forensic Evidence Division responded to the scene.

The identity of the rider is not being released at this time.

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 Portland Police Bureau works closely with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work toward reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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Traffic Stop Results in a Gun Seizure and Three Arrests (Photo) - 01/18/20

A traffic stop on the border of the Hazelwood, Powellhurst-Gilbert, and Centennial neighborhoods ended with the seizure of an illegally possessed firearm and three arrests.

On Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 8:55p.m., officers with the Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at Southeast 142nd Avenue and Southeast Division Street. They had information that a passenger in the car, John J. Weems (photo), was associating with others involved in gun violence and had a warrant. During the stop, officers saw a gun in the car. Weems was arrested on the warrant and two other occupants were arrested for interfering with police. A 9mm semiautomatic handgun (photo) was seized as evidence.

Booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center were Weems, 24, for a warrant and parole violation, Duronte I. Talton, 29 (photo) for Interfering with a Peace Officer, and Kaleb E. Anderson (photo) for Interfering with a Peace Officer and Resisting Arrest.

Other charges are expected pending further investigation.

In an effort to curb retaliatory violence, the Gun Violence Reduction Team is engaging in enhanced patrols to interdict criminal behaviors. In addition, the Gun Violence Reduction Team members will be coordinating with partners, including the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, Multnomah County Parole and Probation, the United States Attorney's Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Oregon Youth Authority, East Metro Gang Enforcement Team, and the Office of Youth Violence Prevention.

Gun violence can result in death, serious injury, and life changing trauma to those targeted and also those in close proximity. The Gun Violence Reduction Team and community partners will work together to attempt to curb this violence, but they need the community's help.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Prolific Burglar In Custody (Photo) - 01/17/20

From October 7, 2019 to January 7, 2020, 40 year-old Anthony Taylor was burglarizing residences around the inner southeast neighborhoods. Various items were taken in each burglary ranging from bicycles to mail packages. A detective assigned to the bureau's Detective Coordination Team took over the investigation once patrol officers started seeing a pattern during their initial investigations.

In early January, surveillance footage from one of the burglaries was posted on the bureau's social media platforms in an effort to identify the suspect (https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/canyouidme/read.cfm?id=250481). Within three days, Mr. Taylor was identified as the suspect from a community member's tip. It was then determined that Mr. Taylor was already in custody with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office on unrelated charges.

This week, the detective added twenty-eight charges of burglary in the first degree against Mr. Taylor. He was arraigned on these charges yesterday, January 16, 2020.

Some of the property taken by Mr. Taylor was returned to the victims of the burglaries.

"I would like to thank the community member who contacted us," said Assistant Chief of Investigations Andrew Shearer. "With this information, our members were able to conduct a thorough investigation which culminated in these twenty-eight charges."

The residences are not being identified by PPB at this time. More information is expected to be released at a later date.

CanYouIDMe?

The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help to identify suspects, persons of interest or critical witnesses in a variety of unsolved cases.

http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/canyouidme/

If you recognize anyone on this page, click on the photo to leave a tip for the lead investigator. You may remain anonymous.

Please join investigators in helping solve these crimes!

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Second Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Cully Neighborhood -- One Person Injured - 01/16/20

On Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 12:55 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 5100 block of Northeast Killingsworth Street on a report that someone had been shot.

Officers arrived and located one adult female suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers rendered medical aid to the victim until the ambulance arrived. The victim was transported to an area hospital and her condition is unknown.

Officers are not looking for a suspect at this time.

Officers with the Portland Police Bureau's Special Victims Unit (SVU) are responding to the scene to assume the investigation.

An updated press release will be sent out if appropriate for the investigation.


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Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Cully Neighborhood -- One Person Injured - 01/15/20

On Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 5:04 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 5100 block of Northeast Fremont Street on a report of a shooting.

Officers arrived and located one person suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported by ambulance to an area hospital. Their condition is unknown at this time.

No arrests have been made in connection with this shooting.

The Portland Police Bureau's Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) responded to assist with the investigation.

Northeast Fremont Street is closed in both directions from Northeast 50th Avenue to Northeast 52nd Avenue.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact the non-emergency line at (503)823-3333.

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Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives - 01/15/20

The Portland Police Bureau directs member action through the establishment of policy, procedure, and rule, as found within Directives. The Bureau is in the process of reviewing all of its Directives and seeks public comments.

Currently, the Bureau is asking for the community's feedback regarding the following Directive(s).

1st Universal Review- 01/15/20 -- 01/30/20
* Directive 210.70 Secondary Employment
* Directive 210.80 Extra Employment
* Directive 850.20 Police Response to Mental Health Crisis
* Directive 850.21 Peace Officer Custody (Civil)
* Directive 850.22 Police Response to Mental Health Director Holds and Elopement
* Directive 850.25 Police Response to Mental Health Facilities
* Directive 1500.00 Training

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


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$30,000 Reward Still Offered to Solve the Murder of Cody Oller in Northeast Portland (Photo) - 01/15/20

In January 2018, 25-year-old Cody Oller was killed in a shooting in Northeast Portland's Fernhill Park. Oller's father has pledged a reward of $30,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for Oller's death.

This investigation started on Monday, January 8, 2018, at 9:32 p.m., when North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire at Fernhill Park, located at 6010 Northeast 37th Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and located Oller lying on the ground inside the park. Responding emergency medical personnel determined that Oller was deceased. The Oregon State Medical Examiner later determined that Oller's death was the result of a gunshot wound and ruled the death a homicide.

There is no suspect information in this case.

Anyone with information about Oller's death is asked to contact Detective Scott Broughton at 503-823-3774 or Scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov. To be considered for the $30,000 reward, persons with information must contact the investigator directly.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

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Attached Media Files: Oller Photo
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Rociel Vazquez
Man Breaks Into Occupied Apartment, is Arrested (Photo) - 01/13/20

A man broke into to an occupied apartment in the Parkrose Neighborhood and was arrested after about an hour and a half. The incident generated a large police response.

On January 13, 2020 at 2:09p.m., North Precinct Officers were dispatched to a burglary in progress in the area of Northeast 109th Avenue and Northeast Wygant Street.

After making contact with the resident outside, officers learned an unknown suspect had forced his way into an apartment and refused to leave. No one else was in the apartment. Officers attempted to contact the suspect, however he had barricaded the door with an unknown object and refused to communicate.

Additional resources, including on-duty members of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and canine responded to assist.

After many attempts at calling the suspect out failed, officers breached the front door of the unit. They discovered that the door had been barricaded with a heavy bookcase. The suspect was found in the kitchen of the unit and he threatened to throw cans at the officers.

An Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT) officer began communicating with him. The suspect was ultimately de-escalated and taken into custody at 3:36p.m.

No one was injured.

Rociel Vazquez, 21 (photo), was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on a charge of Criminal Trespass in the First Degree.

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Attached Media Files: Rociel Vazquez
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Thomas Gun
Guns Seized and Arrests Made in Two Traffic Stops (Photo) - 01/12/20

Two unrelated traffic stops by officers with the Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) led to arrests and the seizure of guns on Saturday.

On Saturday, January 11, 2020, while on patrol, GVRT officers saw a suspect for which they had probable cause to arrest from a previous felony elude by vehicle case. At 1:30p.m., the officers stopped the suspect's vehicle at Northeast Alberta Street and Northeast 32nd Place and arrested him. A loaded 9mm semiautomatic handgun (photo) was found under the suspect's seat. The gun was determined to be stolen. Robert L. Thomas, 29 (photo), was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on the previous charge of Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, as well as new charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Possession of Loaded Firearm in a Public Place (city code).

At 10:17p.m., GVRT officers saw a vehicle that was of interest in a previous case. The nature of the case is not being disclosed. The officers stopped the vehicle near Southeast 92nd Avenue and Southeast Division Street for a registration violation. A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of a .380 semiautomatic handgun (photo). The gun was determined to be stolen.
The driver, Charlie M. Borbon, 18 (photo), was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Theft in the First Degree, and Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public.

In an effort to curb retaliatory violence, the Gun Violence Reduction Team is engaging in enhanced patrols to interdict criminal behaviors. In addition, the Gun Violence Reduction Team members will be coordinating with partners, including the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, Multnomah County Parole and Probation, the United States Attorney's Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Oregon Youth Authority, East Metro Gang Enforcement Team, and the Office of Youth Violence Prevention.

Gun violence can result in death, serious injury, and life changing trauma to those targeted and also those in close proximity. The Gun Violence Reduction Team and community partners will work together to attempt to curb this violence, but they need the community's help.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Guns and Ammo
Wanted Felon Arrested, Guns Seized (Photo) - 01/10/20

A wanted felon was arrested on gun crimes and firearms were seized from a home in the Mt. Tabor Neighborhood.

Officers from East Precinct's Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) learned that a felon with an outstanding warrant had guns in a house in the 6900 block of Southeast Yamhill Street. On Thursday, January 9, 2020, officers with NRT and the East Precinct Street Crimes Unit arrested Richard D. Bond, 33. During the arrest, Bond tried to escape out of a back window but was confronted by officers.

Officers seized two rifles, one handgun, and ammunition (photo). Bond was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on three counts of Felon in Possession of a Firearm and a warrant out of Washington County.

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Attached Media Files: Guns and Ammo , Richard Bond
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Traffic Stop Concludes With Two Handguns Seized And Two Suspects Arrested (Photo) - 01/10/20

On Thursday, January 9, 2020, members of the Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) assisted Tactical Operation Division detectives with an investigation that started last year regarding a non-injury shooting. During this follow up investigation, a traffic stop was conducted near the intersection of Northeast Fremont Street and Northeast Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard.

At the traffic stop, a Ruger .380 LCP semi-auto handgun and a SCCY 9mm CPX-2 semi-automatic handgun were found. Two of the occupants in the car, 29-year-old Justin Coleman and 26-year-old Shawna Cash, were transported and lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on various charges, including:

* Coleman - unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of felon in possession of a firearm
* Cash - unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a loaded firearm in a public place (city code)

The two handguns were seized along with other evidence. This investigation continues and more information will be released at a later date.

If anyone has information regarding this incident, they are asked to contact Detective Meghan Burkeen at 503-823-2092.

In an effort to curb retaliatory violence, the Gun Violence Reduction Team is engaging in enhanced patrols to interdict criminal behaviors. In addition, the Gun Violence Reduction Team members will be coordinating with partners, including the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, Multnomah County Parole and Probation, the United States Attorney's Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Oregon Youth Authority, East Metro Gang Enforcement Team, and the Office of Youth Violence Prevention.

Gun violence can result in death, serious injury, and life changing trauma to those targeted and also those in close proximity. The Gun Violence Reduction Team and community partners will work together to attempt to curb this violence, but they need the community's help.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Announcing An Arrest After A Two-Year Traffic Investigation (Photo) - 01/10/20

On Thursday, January 9, 2020, at 4:30 p.m., Portland Police officers, with the assistance of the Hillsboro Police Department, took 22-year-old Luis Silva Echeverria-Navarrete into custody relating to a probable cause arrest. This arrest was the culmination of a two-year, fatal hit and run investigation by PPB's Traffic Investigations Unit.

On November 26, 2017, at 9:56 p.m., Daniel Gene Ramsey III was struck and instantly killed by a speeding driver at the intersection of North Fessenden Street and North Alma Avenue while crossing the street in an unmarked crosswalk. Thanks to tips from community members, investigators were able to identify Mr. Echeverria-Navarrete as the driver of the vehicle.

PPB officers subsequently located and arrested Mr. Echeverria-Navarrete in Hillsboro, Oregon on Thursday. He was then transported and lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges relating to: manslaughter, failure to perform the duties of a driver (serious injury or death), driving under the influence of intoxicants and reckless driving.

"I am proud of our traffic investigators who never gave up," said Assistant Chief of Operations Michael Frome. "I want to recognize the collaborative effort between community members, the Hillsboro Police Department and the Portland Police Bureau which was invaluable to solving this case."

Mr. Echeverria-Navarrete is scheduled to be arraigned at 2:00 p.m. today in JC3 at the Justice Center. More information is expected to be released after.

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 Portland Police Bureau works closely with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work toward reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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Three Suspects Arrested After Reports Of Gunfire (Photo) - 01/09/20

On Wednesday, January 8, 2020, North Precinct officers responded to the 5800 block of North Michigan Avenue on reports of a shot being fired. Officers responding to the call located the suspect vehicle leaving the area. Officers stopped the vehicle and started an investigation.

During the investigation, officers found a handgun and identified an uninjured victim to this shooting who was still at the original location. Officers transported and lodged the three suspects into the Multnomah County Detention Center on the following charges:

- Damon McDonald, 29, attempt murder and felon in possession of a firearm
- Anthony Bagsby, 27, attempt murder and felon in possession of a firearm
- Derrick Young, 24, attempt murder

The Gun Violence Reduction Team is investigating this incident. If anyone has information regarding this incident, please contact Detective Jeffrey McGuire at jeff.mcguire@portlandoregon.gov.

More information will be released when the investigation is complete.

In an effort to curb retaliatory violence, the Gun Violence Reduction Team is engaging in enhanced patrols to interdict criminal behaviors. In addition, the Gun Violence Reduction Team members will be coordinating with partners, including the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, Multnomah County Parole and Probation, the United States Attorney's Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Oregon Youth Authority, East Metro Gang Enforcement Team, and the Office of Youth Violence Prevention.

Gun violence can result in death, serious injury, and life changing trauma to those targeted and also those in close proximity. The Gun Violence Reduction Team and community partners will work together to attempt to curb this violence, but they need the community's help.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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UPDATE: Pedestrian Involved in Crash is Deceased, Involved Driver Cooperating - 01/09/20

The Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division's Major Crash Team continues to investigate this morning's collision involving a pedestrian on I-84 Eastbound.

The lone pedestrian involved was crossing the freeway for an unknown reason and was struck by a sedan. The pedestrian was determined to be deceased at the scene.

The involved driver of the sedan remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators. Investigators do not believe impairment or distracted driving are factors in this crash.

If anyone has information about this collision, please contact Traffic Officer Enz at (503) 823-2208 or at david.enz@portlandoregon.gov

The freeway is expected to remain closed for at least another three hours while the scene is processed for evidence.

This is the first Major Crash Team call out and first fatality the team has investigated in 2020.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Thursday, January 9, 2020, at 1:33 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a serious crash involving a pedestrian on I-84 Eastbound at the I-205 Southbound split (Exit 6).

Due to the severity of the collision, the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to the scene.

All lanes of I-84 Eastbound are closed at the 82nd Avenue exit and are expected to remain so for several hours. Oregon Department of Transportation staff are assisting with the freeway closure.

It is early in the investigation and officers are trying to determine what led up to the collision. If anyone has information, please contact the non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

An updated release will be sent out with more details as they become available.

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Update: Correction on Location of Shooting Victim - 01/08/20

***Correction below on location-The victim was located on the boundary of the Old Town and Pearl District Neighborhoods. It is unclear exactly where the shooting occurred.***

A man went to the hospital after suffering a gunshot wound. On Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 7:54a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of a man with a gunshot wound to the area of Northwest Park Avenue and Northwest Flanders Street. Officers and medical responded and located the man, who was conscious and talking to officers. The victim was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

The area around Northwest Park Avenue between Northwest Davis Street and Northwest Flanders Street is closed for the investigation.

If anyone has information about this incident they're asked to call the non-emergency line at 503 823-3333 and reference case number 19-7188.

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PPB January NewsBeat Released - 01/07/20

The Portland Police Bureau's monthly newsletter, NewsBeat, is now available. This is the fourth edition of the newsletter, which is available both in print and audio version: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/newsbeat

Hard copies are available at Portland Police Precincts and the Sunshine Division. The Bureau also shares it with its social service partners. Community members can sign up to be included at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/email

Suggestions or feedback for the newsletter, can be emailed to ppbpio@portlandoregon.gov or by calling 971-339-8868.

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Arrests Made in Homicide Investigation, Victim Identified (Photo) - 01/06/20

Portland Police Homicide Detail detectives have made two arrests in the fatal shooting from Saturday in the area of Southeast 151st Avenue and Southeast Stark Street. Christopher J. Watkins, 19 (photo), and Timothy E. Burks, 20 (photo unavailable), were arrested and charged Murder in the Second Degree.

The victim in this case is being identified as De'Andre D. Rouse, 28. His family has been notified of his death. The Multnomah County Medical Examiner performed an autopsy and determined that the cause and manner of death was homicide by gunshot.

While arrests have been made, this is still an active investigation. No further details are able to be released at this time.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to contact Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319 or Mark.Slater@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762 or Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov .

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On Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 5:06 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast 151st Avenue and Southeast Stark Street on a report of a shooting. Officers arrived and located a deceased adult male at the scene.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Detail responded to investigate.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office will determine the cause and manner of death and confirm the identity of the deceased individual.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to contact Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319 or Mark.Slater@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762 or Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov .

An updated press release will be sent out if appropriate for the investigation.

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Gun Team Officers Seize Firearms Overnight (Photo) - 01/05/20

While on proactive patrol, officers with the Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) conducted two separate traffic stops in less than 20 minutes that yielded illegally possessed firearms.

On January 5, 2020 at 12:40a.m., officers stopped a car near Northeast 162nd Avenue and East Burnside Street. They arrested the driver on a drug charge from a previous incident. During the encounter, officers saw a passenger in the vehicle with a handgun under his leg. Officers safely took the passenger into custody and seized the gun, a .40 caliber semi-automatic (photo). Lathaniel J. Patterson, 21 (photo), was charged with Possession of a Loaded Firearm in a Public Place (city code), Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Possession of Cocaine. The driver, Antonio L. Cabine, 25 (photo), was charged with Possession of Cocaine for the previous incident. Case number 20-4840.

Meanwhile, at 12:56a.m., other officers with GVRT stopped a car for speeding at Southeast 146th Avenue and Southeast Stark Street. During the stop, officers developed probable cause to arrest the driver for Assault. During the arrest, officers saw a gun, a .40 caliber semiautomatic, and a bindle of suspected cocaine in the car. Officers seized the evidence (photo).

Dennis R. Wilson, 33 (photo), was charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm in a Public Place (city code), and Assault in the Fourth Degree constituting Domestic Violence. Case number 20-4863.

As released 2 weeks ago, a series of recent shootings throughout Portland have been determined to have a gang nexus, leading to an increased concern about retaliatory gun violence. The Gun Violence Reduction Team is already investigating these shootings, and they are asking for the public's assistance with information about these open cases.

In an effort to curb retaliatory violence, the Gun Violence Reduction Team is engaging in enhanced patrols to interdict criminal behaviors. In addition, the Gun Violence Reduction Team members will be coordinating with partners, including the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, Multnomah County Parole and Probation, the United States Attorney's Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Oregon Youth Authority, East Metro Gang Enforcement Team, and the Office of Youth Violence Prevention.

Gun violence can result in death, serious injury, and life changing trauma to those targeted and also those in close proximity. Gun violence in furtherance of gang activity begets further violence. The Gun Violence Reduction Team and community partners will work together to attempt to curb this violence, but they need the community's help.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Shooting Investigation in Portland's Mill Park Neighborhood -- One Injured - 01/02/20

On Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 3:19 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 12600 block of Southeast Alder Street on a report of a shooting.

Officers arrived on scene and located evidence of gunfire. Officers searched the area and were unable to locate any victims or suspects.

Shortly after the shooting, a victim arrived at a nearby hospital with a gunshot wound. The victim's injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening.

No arrests have been made in connection with this shooting.

The Portland Police Bureau's Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) responded to assist with the investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact the non-emergency line at (503)823-3333.

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GVRT Investigates Seven Overnight Shootings - 01/01/20

The Portland Police Bureau's Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) investigated 7 overnight shootings throughout the city of Portland. In total, 4 people were shot and Investigators recovered and processed more than 90 cartridge casings.

The first shooting occurred near the 4000 block of Southwest Macadam Avenue around 12:08 a.m. Investigators recovered and processed more than 40 cartridge casings at the scene. There were no reported injuries and no arrests have been made.

The second shooting occurred near the 12400 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard around 12:21 a.m. One victim suffered a gunshot wound and was transported to an area hospital. The victim sustained serious injuries, but is expected to survive. No arrests have been made.

The third shooting was a walk-in victim at an area hospital. The location and circumstances of this shooting remain under investigation.

The fourth shooting occurred near the 600 block of Southeast Alder Street around 1:37 a.m. Investigators located evidence of gunfire at the scene. There were no reported injuries and no arrests have been made.

The fifth shooting occurred near the 11200 block of Southeast Division Street around 3:13 a.m. Investigators recovered more than 40 cartridge casings from multiple firearms. There were no reported injuries and no arrests have been made. Refer to this morning's press release for more details including photos of the crime scene.

The sixth shooting occurred near the 3500 block of Northeast 148th Avenue around 3:59 a.m. Two victims suffered gunshot wounds and were transported to an area hospital. The victim's conditions are not being released at this time. No arrests have been made. Refer to this morning's press release for more information.

The seventh shooting occurred near the 9600 block of North Woolsey Avenue around 5:32 a.m. Investigators located evidence of gunfire at the scene. There were no reported injuries and no arrests have been made.

There is no indication that these shootings are connected. GVRT detectives are following up on all of them and are asking for the public's help. If anyone witnessed any of these events, or has other knowledge about what happened, they're asked to call or e-mail. If anyone has video surveillance in these areas that might have captured what happened or any suspect information, they're asked to check their recordings. If they find anything that could help, please save it and share it with investigators.

Anyone with information about these, or any, gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov .

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)


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PPB Celebrates 150 Years Of Service With Commemorative Badges (Photo) - 01/01/20

Some Portland Police Officers are sporting new badges, which commemorate the 150-year anniversary of the Police Bureau. Officers have the choice to wear them and must purchase the new badge at their own expense from the Portland Police Museum. Officers are allowed to wear the badges for the entirety of 2020.

On November 2 and 3, 1870, the newly formed board of police commissioners in Portland created the Metropolitan Police Force and abolished the Office of City Marshal. The first chief was James Lappeus and under him was a captain, six policemen and three "special policemen", who provided public safety to Portland's nearly 10,000 residents.

For more information about the history of the Portland Police Bureau, visit the Portland Police Museum. The museum is in the Justice Center's first floor, located at 1111 SW 2nd Avenue. It is operated by the Portland Police Historical Society and is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.

https://portlandpolicemuseum.com/index.html

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UPDATE #3: Broadway Shooting is Now Homicide Investigation - Victim Identified (Photo) - 01/01/20

Monday morning's shooting is now a homicide investigation. 42-year-old Anthony Higginbotham has died at an area hospital. Higginbotham's family has been notified. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office will work to determine the cause and manner of death.

The Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Division is investigating the circumstances surrounding this shooting in collaboration with the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact Detective Corona at (503)823-0508 or Joseph.Corona@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Beniga at (503)823-0457 or Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov


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###UPDATE #2 BELOW###
The suspect who was taken into custody near the crime scene was transported and lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center yesterday afternoon.

46-year-old Curtis Harris was lodged on numerous charges including attempt murder, unlawful use of a weapon and assault.

If anyone has information relating to this incident, they are asked to call Tactical Operations Division Detective Joseph Corona at 503-823-0508.


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###UPDATE #1 BELOW####
The investigation is continuing into this morning's shooting incident.

The victim found at the scene is now listed in stable condition at a local hospital. The victim who arrived at the hospital in a private vehicle is listed in critical condition.

The area around Northwest Broadway and Northwest Flanders Street is expected to be closed for at least two more hours.

GVRT is releasing three pictures to show the amount of evidence at the scene and the complexity of gun violence investigations.

If anyone has information about this incident and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.


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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###
On Monday, December 30, 2019 at 3:51 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Northwest Broadway and Northwest Flanders Street on a report of a shooting.

Officers arrived in the area and located the suspect who was taken into custody. Officers then located a victim with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with serious injuries.

A second shooting victim arrived at an area hospital in a private vehicle. Their condition is unknown at this time.

Officers have secured the crime scene and the Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) is responding to assist in the investigation.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation. There is not an estimated time on when that update will be provided.


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Overnight Shooting Investigation -- No Known Injuries (Photo) - 01/01/20

On Wednesday January 1, 2020, at 3:13 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast 112th Avenue and Southeast Division Street on a report of a shooting.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire. Officers with the Portland Police Bureau's Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) responded to assist with the investigation.

Evidence at the scene suggested there were multiple shooters. There were over 40 cartridge casings and multiple vehicles struck by gunfire that belonged to uninvolved citizens.

There have been no reported injuries and no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact the non-emergency line at (503)823-3333.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland -- Two People Injured - 01/01/20

On Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at 3:59 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 3500 Block of Northeast 148th Avenue on a report of a shooting.

Officers arrived on scene and located two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported by ambulance to an area hospital. Their condition is unknown at this time.

Officers have secured the crime scene and the Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) is responding to assist in the investigation.

No arrests have been made in connection with this shooting.

The intersection of Northeast 148th Avenue and Northeast Fremont Street is closed in all directions.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation. There is not an estimated time on when that update will be provided.


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Jami Resch Is Sworn In As Chief Of Police; Chris Davis Is Sworn In As Deputy Chief (Photo) - 12/31/19

Jami Resch is Sworn in as PPB Chief of Police; Chris Davis is Sworn in as PPB Deputy Chief
On Tuesday, December 31, 2019, Jami Resch was sworn in as the Portland Police Bureau Chief of Police. Prior to this appointment, she had been serving as the Deputy Chief for the Bureau since May 3, 2019. Chief Resch is the 49th Chief since 1870 when the Metropolitan Police Department was formed.

Jami Resch was appointed to the Portland Police Bureau on February 15, 1999. After serving as a Patrol Officer, Neighborhood Response Team Officer and Tactical Operations Division Crime Analyst Officer, she was promoted to Sergeant in 2008, and was assigned to East Precinct and later the Gun Task Force. She was promoted to Lieutenant in 2012 and assigned to East Precinct and later the Criminal Intelligence Unit. She has also served as the manager of the Portland Police Honor Guard and as a Critical Incident Commander. In October 2016, she was promoted to Captain and assigned to North Precinct; she later served as Acting Commander. In May 2018, she was appointed Assistant Chief of the Investigations Branch before serving most recently as Deputy Chief.

Chief Resch has been an active member in the Police Bureau's Muslim Council, Slavic Advisory Council and Refugee Integration Program. She has also volunteered her time with Camp Rosenbaum, Shop with a Cop and acted as a mentor for the Zman Scholarship Foundation.

Chief Resch holds multiple certificates in advanced SWAT command and decision making; threat assessment training and diplomatic security law enforcement training. She was honored with a Bureau Achievement Medal and four Unit Commendations.

She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Allied Health Sciences with a Minor in Psychology from the University of Portland.

Chris Davis was sworn in as the new Deputy Chief at noon today as well. He recently served in the role of Assistant Chief of Operations, since June of 2019; prior to that assignment, he was the Assistant Chief of Services since December of 2016. Prior to assignment to the Chief's Office, Chris Davis was the Commander of Central Precinct from June to December of 2016 and the Captain of North Precinct from October 2013 until June of 2016.

Chris Davis graduated from the FBI National Academy in 2014 in the 258th session. He is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Public Safety Administration from Arizona State University. He graduated from the Police Executive Leadership Institute in March of 2019. Additionally, he is a board member for the Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation and participates on the Portland Metro Advisory board for the Salvation Army.

A video of today's swearing in can be located here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IGWllNbWfQ

As a reminder, a promotional ceremony will be held on January 9th, 2020 at the Portland Police Bureau's Training Division located at 14912 Northeast Airport Way at 9:00 a.m. Media is invited to watch Chief Jami Resch receive her chief's badge.

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Announcing Out-Of-State Arrest Of Sexual Assault Suspect - 12/31/19

On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Crimes Unit, in collaboration with the Hillsboro Police Department, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office, arrested a suspect connected to multiple sexual assault cases from Portland. Helio Ferreira, a 41 year-old male, was arrested in Valdosta, Georgia, where he is a pastor in the community.

This investigation is related to sexual assault cases from 2012, 2016, and 2018 that investigators were able to connect. Due to the sensitivity of the cases, and the on-going investigation, further details are not subject to release at this time. This case is not related to the Sex Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI).

The Multnomah County District Attorney's office has been a key partner in the collaborative effort to assist in these cases.

"I want to acknowledge the hard work that what was done on these cases," said Acting Chief Jami Resch. "I also appreciate the collaborative efforts from the Multnomah District Attorney's Office and law enforcement authorities in the State of Georgia."

Portland Police Bureau Detectives are actively looking to see if there are other related cases. If you have information to assist with the investigations, or information you believe could be connected, please contact Detective Ross Dormady at (503) 823-0880 or ross.dormady@portlandpolice.gov

The Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit consists of sworn personal and victim advocates who apply a victim-centered approach to reporting and investigating sexual assaults. https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/69979

There are additional resources available:
*Multnomah County Victims' Assistance Program: Provides support during the reporting of sexual assaults and referrals to victim services and resources: 503-988-3222. http://mcda.us/index.php/protecting-victims-families/victim-assistance-program/

*Call to Safety provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources: 24 hour crisis line: 503-235-5333, or 1-888-235-5333.

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

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

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

If you are a victim of a sex crime and had sexual assault kit collected, you have an option to know the status of your sexual assault kit. Please call 503-823-0125 or email roseproject@portlandoregon.gov

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Key PPB Appointments and Movements Announced (Photo) - 12/30/19

On Tuesday, December 31, at noon, Acting Chief Jami Resch will be sworn in as the Chief of Police for the Portland Police Bureau. Acting Chief Resch is announcing several key movements and promotions.

"I am appointing Chris Davis as the Deputy Chief. He has been a key member in the Chief's Office for several years and his experience and expertise will be invaluable in this new position," said Acting Chief Jami Resch. "Assistant Chiefs Shearer and Lee will remain in their current positions in the Chief's office; they are valuable leaders in their respective roles."

Assistant Chief Chris Davis has served as the Assistant Chief of Operations since June of 2019; prior to that assignment, he was the Assistant Chief of Services since December of 2016. He will be appointed to the position of Deputy Chief effective December 31 at noon. More information about Chris Davis can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/680634

The executive team collaborated and determined the following promotions and movements will be made, effective January 9:
* Commander Mike Frome will be appointed to the role of Assistant Chief of Operations,
* Captain Erica Hurley will be promoted to Commander and assigned to the Transit Police Division,
* Captain Craig Dobson will move from East Precinct to the Training Division in the Captain role,
* East Precinct will have an Acting Captain for now.

"I am grateful for this amazing opportunity to lead the members of the Portland Police Bureau and collaborate with the community," said Chief Resch. "Like many others in the agency, I have dedicated my career of service to the Portland community and I look forward to this new role. I am humbled and appreciative of the support of Mayor Ted Wheeler and the City Council. My primary goal is to continue the positive work Chief Outlaw and the executive team were already undertaking and keep up the momentum. There is a lot to be done to continue to support the great work being done by our sworn and professional staff, to continue to build trust within the community, and to recruit and hire the best candidates to join the PPB team."

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Joint Statement: Mayor Wheeler and PPB Announce Departure of Chief Outlaw, Appointment of Chief Resch - 12/30/19

Mayor Ted Wheeler announced today that Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw has accepted a new position as the Police Commissioner for the City of Philadelphia. The opportunity will put Chief Outlaw in position to lead the fourth largest police department in the nation, with more than 6,500 sworn and 800 civilian members.

"I'd like to congratulate Chief Outlaw for landing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," Mayor Wheeler said. "We thank her for her service to the City of Portland and the Portland Police Bureau (PPB), where she helped make a positive difference. She came to Portland exceedingly qualified for the position of police chief, and leaves more prepared than ever for her new position in Philadelphia."

Working closely with the Mayor's office during her tenure in Portland, Chief Outlaw helped build community trust and public confidence in the PPB, and exceeded all expectations of her as police chief. Under her leadership, the PPB formalized the use of the Incident Command System model for critical incidents and crowd management, and implemented crime strategies tailored to each precinct that have effectively reduced crimes against persons, property and society.

"Mayor Wheeler placed his confidence in me to be the Police Chief after conducting a meticulous selection process," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "I am profoundly grateful for his continued support and acknowledgement of how challenging the work of law enforcement can be for all of us. He has been a PPB advocate since day one; championing the Bureau's needs for additional resources and understanding that one can be supportive of police and supportive of police accountability at the same time.

"For police chiefs, I don't think there is ever an ideal time to transition on to our next role in life. However, I am making this transition on good terms, knowing the Bureau will be left in the hands of a strong leadership team, led by Chief Jami Resch. And while there will always be work to be done toward improvement, that does not take away from the fact that the members of the Bureau are not only extremely talented, compassionate and professional, they are also resilient and accountable to themselves, each other, and to the community. We have accomplished a lot during my tenure and it would not have been possible without them.

"I leave knowing the Bureau will remain committed to community safety while building trust. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as Portland's Police Chief, serving alongside the members of the Bureau and partnering with countless, remarkable individuals within Portland's community. I will forever be appreciative of my experience here."

Chief Outlaw's last day with the City of Portland will be Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. At 4 p.m. that same day, Deputy Chief of Police Jami Resch will be sworn in as Portland's next Police Chief.

"We have considered all the options for what the next police chief should bring to the Bureau and after thoughtful, in-depth discussions, Jami Resch meets or exceeds all of the Bureau's current leadership needs. Having served as the Deputy Chief of Police, I have complete confidence that Chief Resch will excel as our next police chief. She has my complete trust and a thorough understanding of my agenda. She is the right person at the right time for the job," Mayor Wheeler said. "Having steadily risen through the ranks within the PPB for more than 20 years, she is well-known, well-respected and trusted bureau-wide, and gives us the internal continuity we must have to keep moving in a positive direction. Chief Resch is also highly engaged within the community, serving as an active member of Police Bureau's Muslim Council, Slavic Advisory Council and Refugee Integration Program. She has also volunteered her time with Camp Rosenbaum, Shop with a Cop and acted as a mentor for the Zman Scholarship Foundation. I am proud of the leadership team that has been established at PPB and we are fortunate to have a leader like Chief Resch ready to be our next police chief."

The Mayor's office is currently working with the PPB to schedule a joint press conference with Mayor Wheeler and Chief Resch in the near future.

A press conference introducing Danielle Outlaw as the next Police Commissioner for the City of Philadelphia is scheduled for 12 p.m. PST. The press conference will be live streaming on Twitter at @PhillyMayor and the feed can also be accessed at this link:
https://www.phila.gov/channel64/pages/default.aspx

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Mill Park Neighborhood -- One Person Injured - 12/28/19

On Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 5:37 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 12700 Block of Southeast Salmon Street on a report of a shooting.

Officers arrived in the area and located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. No arrests have been made in connection with this shooting.

Officers have secured the crime scene and the Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) is responding to assist in the investigation.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation. There is not an estimated time on when that update will be provided.


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Officers Rescue Community Member In Burning House - 12/28/19

On Friday, December 27, 2019, at 10:07 p.m., East Precinct officers self-dispatched to the Montavilla neighborhood after receiving information from our partners at the Bureau of Emergency Communications that a house was on fire. 9-1-1 callers were reporting that they could see flames and smoke coming from the attic and the attached garage. Officers were patrolling the neighborhood when they heard the informational message on the police radio channel and arrived within six seconds.

Once on scene, officers quickly learned that an elderly family member was still inside the house. The two officers ran inside, located the family member and evacuated her from the burning house. Officers were in the house for approximately a minute and a half while searching and rescuing the woman. Portland Fire and Rescue arrived soon after and extinguished the fire.

A Portland Fire and Rescue official who was on scene determined the ceiling, that separated the attic from the main floor, was on the verge of failing which would of trapped the woman inside. The fire official confirmed the officers' actions likely prevented a tragedy.

Both officers were ultimately evaluated for possible smoke inhalation at a nearby hospital but showed no negative symptoms.

"I am proud of the two officers who risked their own safety by running inside to perform this rescue," said Deputy Chief Jami Resch. "We will continue to work side by side with our public safety partners at Portland Fire and Rescue and the Bureau of Emergency Communications to provide lifesaving service to the City of Portland."

The officers who were involved have respectfully declined interview requests.

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Car Crash Power Pole
Car Crash Power Pole
Car Crashes into Pole Causing Power Outage in North Portland-Driver Flees but Returns (Photo) - 12/27/19

On Friday, December 27, 2019, at 2:45 a.m., North Precinct Officers responded to the 5500 block of North Interstate Avenue on a report of a vehicle crashed into a power pole. Witnesses reported the driver left on foot.

Officers arrived and began searching for the involved driver. Additional officers blocked off traffic, including vehicular and Max traffic, for safety reasons.

Officers located the suspected driver and arrested him after he returned to the scene and identified himself as the driver. He was identified as 25 year-old Alexander Ditchey. He was transported to the Multnomah County Detention Center, but did not meet their criteria due to his involvement in a crash with an airbag deployment. He was issued a criminal citation for Reckless Driving and DUII-Alcohol and released.

Traffic was significantly impacted due to this collision. Additionally, thousands of people were out of power as a result of the power pole being damaged.

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.
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: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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Attached Media Files: Car Crash Power Pole , Crash
UPDATE: One Driver Involved in Early Morning Crash Pronounced Deceased - 12/27/19

Traffic Officers with PPB's Major Crash Team continue to investigate an early morning crash involving two vehicles.

Preliminary information suggests the driver of a Sebring sedan was travelling Eastbound on North Lombard Street and crossed into the on-coming traffic lanes, colliding with a Toyota truck, which was travelling Westbound.

The adult male driver of the Sebring was pronounced deceased at the scene and investigators believe it is likely there was a medical event preceding the collision.

The driver of the Toyota truck was transported to an area hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

Traffic Officer Enz is the primary investigator. If anyone has information about this case, contact Officer Enz at (503) 823-2208 or at david.enz@portlandoregon.gov

Officers are hoping to re-open traffic within the hour.


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On Friday, December 27, 2019, at 7:27 a.m., North Precinct Officers responded to a collision involving two vehicles in the 300 block of North Lombard Street.

Officers arrived and determined the collision was a head on crash. The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team was requested to assist and is enroute.

North Lombard Street is closed from North Commercial to Vancouver Avenues and is expected to remain so for several hours.

If anyone has information about this crash, call dispatch at (503) 823-3333.
Updates will be provided via press release as information becomes available for public release.

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UPDATE: Pedestrian Deceased, Driver Cooperating at Crash Scene - 12/27/19

The adult male pedestrian involved in the collision with a vehicle has been pronounced deceased. The involved driver remains at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

Traffic Officer Enz is the primary investigator. If anyone has information about this case, contact Officer Enz at (503) 823-2208 or at david.enz@portlandoregon.gov

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On Friday, December 27, 2019 at 6:39 a.m., East Precinct Officers responded to a crash in the area of Northeast 122nd Avenue and Northeast Halsey Street involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.

The Portland Police Bureau's Major Crash Team is responding to assist with this crash.
Northeast Halsey Street is closed from 122nd to 125th Avenues and is expected to remain so for several hours.

If anyone has information about this incident, contact dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

More information will be put out via press release as it is available for public release.

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Shooting on Freeway in East Portland-Victim Sustains Non-Life Threatening Injury - 12/26/19

On December 26, 2019, at 10:45 a.m, East Precinct Officers responded to a call of a subject reporting his brother was shot and being taken to a hospital. The shooting reportedly occurred on I-205 Northbound between Division Street and the I-84 split.

Officers learned a subject in a vehicle fired a gun at another vehicle, which struck one of the occupants. The victim vehicle was occupied by three individuals and one of them was struck by gunfire. The victim sustained a non-life threatening wound.

Members of the Gun Violence Reduction Team responded to take primary on the investigation. They are asking for the public's help with information. If anyone has information about this case, contact Detective Sims at (503) 823-2079 or brian.sims@portlandoregon.gov

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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