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Shooting Investigation Early Wednesday Morning in Portland's Pearl District - No Known Injuries - 06/20/18

On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at 1:49 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to multiple reports to the Bureau of Emergency of Communication of people hearing gunfire in Portland's Pearl and Northwest Districts. None of the callers reported injury or observing anyone discharging a firearm.

Officers arrived in the area. Based on information provided by callers, officers canvassed an area from Northwest 22nd Avenue to Northwest 10th Avenue and Northwest Lovejoy Street to Northwest Pettygrove Street for suspects, injured people, damaged property, and evidence of gunfire. As officers searched the large area, a resident of an apartment in the 1200 block of Northwest Overton Street reported he had located bullet strikes to his apartment. Officers responded to the location and located bullet strikes to the apartment, as well as additional evidence of gunfire.

Based on information learned at this time in the investigation, officers do not believe the apartment that was struck by gunfire was an intended target.

During the investigation no gunshot victims were located at the scene and none reported at any area hospitals.

There are no suspect descriptions to provide the public at this time.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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Reportedly Armed Suspect Taken Into Custody Early Tuesday Morning in NE Portland (Photo) - 06/19/18

On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at 5:22 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a suspect pointing a gun at people near Northeast 122nd Avenue and Northeast Halsey Street.

Officers responded to the area and searched the neighborhood for the suspect. Callers to 9-1-1 provided updates about the suspect's description and last known location. During a search of the neighborhood, officers located a man matching the suspect's description in the 1900 block of Northeast 122nd Avenue. Officers observed what appeared to be a firearm in the suspect's hand. The officers devised a plan to contact the man and an officer provided the suspect directions to place the gun on the ground. The suspect dropped the gun on the ground and was taken into custody without incident.

As officers continued the investigation, they learned the gun was a replica gun designed to fire projectiles with CO2. The replica firearm was seized as evidence.

The suspect was identified as 33-year-old Shawn C. Richey. Richey was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

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Attached Media Files: Shawn C Richie , Gun
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UPDATE: Suspect In June 11th Shooting Taken Into Custody Monday Night (Photo) - 06/19/18

The suspect taken into custody by officers late Monday evening at the Barden Apartments, located at 14021 Southeast Stark Street, has been identified as 32-year-old Joshua V. Flores. Flores was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempt Assault in the First Degree and two counts of Attempt Murder.

This investigation began on Monday, June 11, 2018, at 9:54 p.m., when East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire at the Tik Tok Restaurant and Bar, located at 11215 Southeast Division Street.

Based on information gathered during the investigation, officers believe Flores fired multiple rounds during the incident on June 11th, 2018. After responding to the reports of the June 11th shooting, officers located evidence of gunfire and multiple bullet strikes to the Tik Tok Restaurant and Bar. There were no reported injuries as a result of the shooting.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail continue to investigate this shooting. Anyone with information about the shooting on June 11th, 2018 or Flores should contact Detective Tony Harris at 503-823-0768 or Tony.Harris@portlandopregon.gov

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On Monday, June 18, 2018, at 9:58 p.m., East Precinct and Transit Division officers and members of the Portland Police Bureau and Gresham Police Department's Canine Units responded to the Barden Apartments, located at 14021 Southeast Stark Street, on the report that a wanted suspect was at the location.

Officers arrived at the Barden Apartments, established a perimeter around the apartment building, confirmed the suspect was at the location, and attempted to contact the suspect. During the incident, and out of an abundance of caution, officers closed Southeast Stark Street between Southeast 139th Avenue and Southeast 143rd Avenue.

At approximately 11:52 p.m., officers made contact with the suspect and took him into custody without incident.

There will be no additional updates until after the start of business on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, regarding this incident.

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Attached Media Files: Joshua V Flores
Shooting Investigation Underway in Lloyd Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 06/18/18

On Monday, June 18, 2018, at 4:18 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Lloyd Center, located at 2201 Lloyd Center, on the report of gunfire in the parking lot.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to witnesses who described hearing gunfire in the northeast parking lot of Lloyd Center.

There were no gunshot victims located at the scene and none reported at any area hospitals. Officers have not located any property damage as a result of this shooting. During the investigation, officers located evidence of gunfire in the parking lot.

There are no suspect descriptions to provide at this time in the investigation.

Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to assist with this investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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Barak Rosen
CORRECTION: Victim Identified in Sunday Morning Homicide Investigation (Photo) - 06/18/18

Barak Rosen is 30-years-old.

The Police Bureau regrets this error.

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The deceased person who was located at the the temporary Grant High School site on Sunday morning has been identified as 30-year-old Barak Rosen.

An autopsy was performed by a member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office today. The Medical Examiner determined Rosen died of homicidal violence as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.

During the investigation at the crime scene on Sunday morning investigators located evidence of gunfire.

At this time no suspect has been taken into custody in relation to this investigation. Investigators request anyone with information about this investigation or surveillance footage of the area near the temporary Grant High School site captured early Sunday morning to contact investigators. People with knowledge of this incident should contact Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319 or Mark.Slater@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Erik Kammerer at Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0762.

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On Sunday June 17, 2018, at 4:42 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the temporary Grant High School site, located at 3905 Southeast 91st Avenue, on the report of a deceased man on the track with an apparent gunshot wound.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and determined that the man was in-fact deceased. Based on officers' observations at the scene, Homicide detectives have been requested to respond to continue the investigation.

The track area will remain closed for a few hours as investigators process the scene.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is not responding to the scene but may be available later today for updates.

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Attached Media Files: Barak Rosen
Street Racing Crash on North Marine Drive Leaves Three People Injured Late Sunday Night - 06/18/18

On Sunday, June 17, 2018, at 11:29 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 6300 hundred block of North Marine Drive on the report of a traffic crash associated with a street racing event.

Officers arrived at the scene and learned two vehicles had collided. Officers learned a black Ford Mustang was traveling eastbound on North Marine Drive at a high rate of speed when it crashed into a silver Chevrolet Malibu that turned from westbound North Marine Drive south into a parking lot.

All three occupants of the Chevrolet Malibu were transported by ambulances to area hospitals for treatment of what were believed to be serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The occupants of the Ford Mustang received medical treatment at the scene but refused to be transported to the hospital by ambulance.

The driver of the Ford Mustang was identified as 21-year-old Misael Albarran-Salazar. Because of possible injuries suffered during the crash, Albarran-Salazar was cited and released. He was cited for Reckless Driving, Carless Driving and Speed Racing.

The Ford Mustang was towed from the scene and seized as evidence. The Chevrolet Malibu was also towed from the scene. Anyone who witnessed this crash or has information about this speed racing event should contact the Portland Police Bureau at 503-823-3333.

The Portland Police Bureau would like the community to know that street racing can be very dangerous and is also illegal. Drivers participating in the racing or assisting by blocking traffic on the roadway can be arrested and charged with a variety of crimes -- both misdemeanor and felony.

Street racing have contributed to several traffic deaths over the past few years, including:

* December 4, 2015, 65-year-old Linda Johnston was killed when two motorcycle riders engaged in a race crashed into her car at Southeast 160th Avenue and Stark Street. Both riders were arrested and sentenced to prison.

* January 23, 2016, 20-year-old Nick Alexandar Chernyavskiy died after crashing his motorcycle while racing another motorcycle rider on Northeast Airport Way near 145th Avenue.

* March 6, 2016, 26-year-old Alexander Keppinger was critically injured in a crash on Northeast Glisan Street near 139th Avenue involving two drivers racing. Keppinger died a few weeks later.

* April 21, 2017, 19-year-old Daniel Kharlamov died after a high-speed crash on Southeast Powell Boulevard near 37th Avenue.

Drivers who seek to race their cars or motorcycles are encouraged to find a safer, legal alternative to blocking public roadways and putting themselves and others a risk of personal injury. Several opportunities exist at the Portland International Raceway for drivers interested in using the track. For more information, please visit http://portlandraceway.com/

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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Shooting Investigation Underway in North Portland's Peninsula Park - No Known Injuries - 06/16/18

On Saturday June 16, 2018, at 1:54 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Peninsula Park, located at 700 North Rosa Parks Way, on the report of gunfire in the park.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to witnesses who described hearing gunfire near the bathrooms and basketball courts, then seeing a young man run through the park armed with a handgun.

There were no gunshot victims located at the scene and none reported at any area hospitals.

The person armed with a handgun was described to police as a Black male in his 20s, wearing a black shirt, red baseball hat, and blue basketball shorts.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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Transit Police Investigating Pedestrian Injury Involving MAX Orange Line in Southeast Portland - 06/16/18

On Saturday June 16, 2018, at 12:41 p.m., Central Precinct and Transit Police Division officers responded to the report of a person struck by a MAX train on the Orange Line near the Bybee Transit Station in the 2300 block of Southeast Bybee Boulevard.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located an adult male suffering from traumatic injuries. The man has been transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment.

Preliminary information indicates that the man was in a restricted area and intentionally stepped in front of a northbound MAX train.

Both directions of the Orange Line are disrupted and TriMet is offering bus service around the closure. For updates on service, riders should visit www.trimet.org.alerts

The Transit Police Division is conducting the investigation.

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Police Seeking Public's Help to Locate Carjacking Suspect, Vehicle, and Victim (Photo) - 06/16/18

On Saturday June 16, 2018, at 8:44 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a carjacking behind the Kmart, located at 12350 Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to the victim, who told police that an unknown suspect stole his car at gunpoint approximately 30 minutes earlier and that the victim's friend was still inside the vehicle.

The victim told police that he and his friend "Gary" were sleeping in the vehicle behind Kmart when the suspect approached them on foot, armed with a handgun, and demanded money and property. The victim didn't have anything to give the suspect so the suspect began searching the car then drove away with "Gary" still inside.

The vehicle is described as a 2006 Honda CR-V, dark blue in color, bearing Washington license plates B-D-J-8-2-7-9. A stock photo of a similar vehicle is attached to this release.

The victim's friend that was still in the vehicle at the time of the carjacking is a man in his 70s named "Gary" wearing a red plaid shirt. "Gary" has medical issues that may require treatment when he is located.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s, short beard, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black sweatpants, armed with a handgun.

Anyone seeing this vehicle should not approach it and should immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone coming into contact with "Gary" should also call 9-1-1 so police may check his welfare.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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Attached Media Files: Stock_Honda_CRV.jpg
Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Sunday, June 17, at 8:00 a.m. - 06/15/18

Sergeant Pete Simpson will be the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) until Sunday, June 17, 2018, at 8:00 a.m.

Sergeant Simpson will respond to media requests for information via email or media-only pager for emergent events.

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Chief Outlaw Promotes Stephanie Lourenco to Captain (Photo) - 06/15/18

Chief Danielle Outlaw has announced she will be promoting Lieutenant Stephanie Lourenco to the rank of captain on June 28, 2018. Because this appointment is pending due to a pending retirement, Lieutenant Lourenco will serve as the Acting Captain until her promotion, and will oversee the Bureau's Traffic Division. Acting Captain Lourenco is the first transgeinder person in the Bureau's history to be promoted to the rank of Captain.

"I selected Acting Captain Lourenco to be promoted because I am impressed by her leadership skills," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "She has demonstrated professionalism, ability to get things done and understands the importance of community engagement at a time when it is so needed. Since it is Pride Week, we wanted to highlight her accomplishments, but do not want to diminish the fact that this promotion is based solely on her skills and abilities."

Acting Captain Lourenco was appointed to the Portland Police Bureau on August 12, 1999. After rotating through the precincts as part of her training, she was assigned as a patrol officer at various precincts. In 2005, she was promoted to sergeant and assigned to Northeast Precinct. In 2011, she transferred to the Family Services Division/Domestic Violence Reduction Unit. In 2015, she was promoted to lieutenant and assigned to Central Precinct. Acting Captain Lourenco has most recently been assigned to the Family Services Division.

Acting Captain Lourenco has numerous letters of commendation, many of which thank her for her community policing efforts in North Portland and professionalism and compassion demonstrated as a member of the Family Services Division. She has volunteered as a Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT) instructor, Shop with a Cop and other community activities. She was an instructor for the annual in-service, where she helped teach Perspectives on Profiling and earned a Unit Commendation Medal as part of the Crisis Intervention Team. In 2012, Acting Captain Lourenco volunteered to be a part of the Bureau's "It Gets Better" video, which discusses the difficulties members of the LGBTQ+ communities face, and strives to empower others, especially youth.

Twenty years ago, Acting Captain Lourenco founded TCOPS (Transgender Community of Police Officers/Sheriffs), with several other transgender police officers across the country. TCOPS provides support and encouragement to its members.

Acting Captain Lourenco will lead the Traffic Division, which is comprised of Motor Officers; the DUII Enforcement Unit; Major Crash Team (traffic investigations); Photo Radar/Red Light Camera program; Aggressive Driver Enforcement; and Emergency Management Unit.

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Death Investigation Underway in Downtown Portland After Person Jumped or Fell from Parking Garage - 06/14/18

On Thursday, June 14, 2018, at 7:10 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southwest 6th Avenue between Southwest Alder Street and Southwest Washington Street on the report that a person fell from a parking garage.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a male suffering from traumatic injuries. Emergency medical responders determined the male was deceased.

Officers are speaking with witnesses and conducting an investigation to determine if the deceased person fell or jumped from the building. Based on information gathered at this time foul play is not believed to be involved in this death investigation.

Southwest 6th Avenue between Southwest Alder Street and Southwest Washington Street will be closed until the completion of the investigation. This road closure impacts vehicle, TriMet, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic on Southwest 6th Avenue.

Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to assist with this investigation. A member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office is also responding to assume the investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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

The Portland Police Bureau created a video in 2013 titled, "What if You Could Turn Back the Clock on Suicide?" It is available for viewing at https://youtu.be/_1uz3cs-HdA

The Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center is available 24 hours a day at 503-988-4888.

If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please visit Cascadia or call 503-963-2575. Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has an urgent walk-in clinic, open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., 7 days a week. Payment is not necessary.

Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Information about the Portland Police Bureau's Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) and additional resources can be found by visiting http://portlandoregon.gov/police/bhu

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Pride Festival: Sworn to Protect and Dedicated to Serve Everyone (Photo) - 06/14/18

This weekend, Portland Police officers will be present at pride events in conjunction with Portland Pride Week. The Bureau is aware of community concerns about groups or individuals planning to disrupt events. While the Bureau has been unable to verify any plans to disrupt events, we recognize the fear and uneasy feelings felt by many in our community.

"Members of the Portland Police Bureau will be participating in Pride events as usual," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "We celebrate that we are an inclusive organization, with LGBTQ members and we want to show our support for them as well as our community. We remind community members that we take bias crimes seriously and I want to ensure this message is clear: Portland Police Officers are sworn to protect and dedicated to serve everyone."

"I look forward to participating in the Pride Parade, along with our staff and families," said Mayor Ted Wheeler. "I fully expect the event to be a safe, welcoming place to celebrate the diversity of our community and the value each of us has as an individual, regardless of our sexual orientation or gender identity."

"The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office expects this weekend to be full of celebration as we join hands to support our LGBTQ community," said Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill. "The District Attorney's office is committed to maintaining the laws of Oregon, supporting crime victims and holding everyone accountable for any criminal acts that occur in our jurisdiction, especially behavior that is rooted in hate and intolerance. We celebrate Pride as a collective group, proud of who we are and where we are going,"

The Portland Police Bureau has a long-standing partnership with the LGBTQ community. Information about the partnership, called the Alliance for Safer Communities (ASC), can be found by visiting http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/31112

The Bureau investigates all reports of bias-motivated crimes and encourages any member of our community who is the victim of such a crime to contact law enforcement. Under Oregon law, bias crimes are defined as any criminal act that targets a victim based on the suspect's perception of the victim's race, color, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin. Detectives work to determine whether or not bias elements are present during the reported crime that align with Oregon law as defined in the Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS):

* ORS 166.165 - Intimidation in the First Degree - https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/166.165
* ORS 166.155 -- Intimidation in the Second Degree - https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/166.155

If you have knowledge of planned criminal behavior, have been the victim of a bias crime assault or you are witnessing one, immediately call 9-1-1. If you have been the victim of a different bias crime and the suspect is no longer present, such as vandalism or graffiti, please call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

To learn more about bias crime investigations, please visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/423009

The Bureau has several community advisory groups and outreach opportunities for community members and police officers to come together. Advisory groups include the Portland Muslim Community Police Council, the Alliance for Safer Communities, the African American Advisory Council, and the Slavic Advisory Council. To learn more about these advisory groups and the Bureau's commitment to the Portland community, please visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/30379

Additionally, the City of Portland is a partner in Portland United Against Hate, which is a community initiated partnership of Community Based Organizations, Neighborhood Associations, concerned communities and the City. To learn more, please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/72583

To learn more about Portland Pride Week events, please visit http://pridenw.org/

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Attached Media Files: PPB Pride Badge
Officers Negotiate Person Threatening to Jump From Fremont Bridge to Ambulance - 06/12/18

On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at 1:10 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a man standing outside the railing of the top deck of the Fremont Bridge.

Officers responded to the location and located an adult male near the ledge of the bridge. Specially trained Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT) Officers, assisted by members of the Portland Police Bureaus' Crisis Negotiation Team, negotiated with the man for approximately two and one-half hours. The man eventually agreed to move away from the ledge and officers assisted him to a waiting ambulance.

The man will be transported by ambulance to an area medical facility for mental health treatment.

All lanes to the Fremont Bridge have reopened.

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

The Portland Police Bureau created a video in 2013 titled, "What if You Could Turn Back the Clock on Suicide?" It is available for viewing at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1uz3cs-HdA
The Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center is available 24 hours a day at 503-988-4888.

If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please visit Cascadia or call 503-963-2575. Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has an urgent walk-in clinic, open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., 7 days a week. Payment is not necessary.

Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Information about the Portland Police Bureau's Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) and additional resources can be found by visiting http://portlandoregon.gov/police/bhu

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Detectives Arrest Two Suspects for Aggravated Identity Theft and UUMV (Photo) - 06/12/18

On Monday, June 11, 2018, Portland Police Bureau Detective Coordination Team detectives and Central Precinct officers arrested 29-year-old Nicholas Anthony Devranos and 28-year-old Toni Mae Collins as part of an identity theft investigation. Devranos and Collins were booked into the Multnomah County Jail on multiple counts of Aggravated Identity Theft, Unlawful Use of a Motorized Vehicle, Burglary, and other charges. In addition to new charges, Devranos had an outstanding warrant for similar crimes out of Washington and Collins had an outstanding warrant out of California.

Detectives started this investigation in early April after a victim contacted police when they noticed somone had opened a retail account in the victim's name. During the investigation, detectives determined Devranos and Collins had opened an account and purchased a television using the victim's identity.

As detectives continued the investigation, they learned Devranos was currently renting five high-end luxury apartments in the Portland area under different aliases.

When detectives and officers located and attempted to contact Devranos near one of his apartments, he fled from officers on a "Onewheel." Shortly after riding away on the Onewheel, Devranos began running from officers, but was taken into custody near Northwest 16th Avenue and Northwest Naito Parkway.

When officers returned to Devranos' apartment, they contacted Collins. Collins was taken into custody without incident. During a search of the apartment, detectives located stolen mail and checks and devices used to create identification cards. During a search near the apartment building, officers also located a stolen 2018 Ford F-150 truck. Investigators believed Devranos and Collins had stolen the truck.

Detectives learned that Devranos and Collins used the stolen mail, checks and identification card making tools to create fake driver's licenses and would use them to rent apartments, automobiles, and obtain instant credit accounts at local retailers.

Based on information located by detectives at this time, investigators believe there are at least 200 people who are victims of Devranos and Collins' identity theft activity.

Detectives continue to investigate this case and believe Devranos and Collins are connected to the theft of a 2018 white Kia Sportage with Oregon license plate "429KBK" (photograph provided). Anyone who sees the Sportage or has information about it or the suspects, should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

For more information on how to prevent identity theft, visit http://www.doj.state.or.us/consumer/Pages/id_theft.aspx

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$20,000 Reward to Solve the 2017 Homicide of Brian Spaulding (Photo) - 06/12/18

The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help to solve the 2017 homicide of Brian Spaulding.

Brian's family and friends have privately raised $20,000 to offer as a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for his death.

On Monday June 12, 2017, at 12:27 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 3500 block of Northeast 10th Avenue to conduct a death investigation.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and determined that the resident, 36-year-old Brian Elton Spaulding, was deceased. Based on observations at the scene, Homicide detectives responded to the scene.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and determined that Spaulding was the victim of a shooting and ruled the death a homicide.

At this point in the investigation there is no suspect information on known reason why Spaulding would be killed.

To be eligible for the family and friends reward, a person with information would need to contact Detective Todd Gradwahl at 503-823-0991 or todd.gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov.

People who wish to remain anonymous may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers, should their information lead to an arrest.

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

To submit tips:

* 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)

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

To see other featured and unsolved cases, please visit https://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

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Shooting Investigation Underway on SE Division St - No Known Injuries - 06/11/18

On Monday, June 11, 2018, at 9:54 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire at the Tik Tok Restaurant and Bar, located at 11215 Southeast Division Street.

Multiple callers contacted 9-1-1 to report that a suspect had fired multiple rounds into the Tik Tok Restaurant and Bar. When officers arrived at the location, they contacted employees and patrons at the location and learned no one was injured inside the restaurant and bar.

Officers canvassed the area, searching for possible victims, suspects and evidence of gunfire. Evidence of gunfire was located in the parking lot of the Tik Tok Restaurant and Bar. Officers also located multiple bullet strikes to the location.

Based on preliminary information, officers believe a suspect arrived at the location, threatened a person inside the business and fired a gun multiple times.

Officers searched for the suspect but have not located the suspect believed responsible for this shooting. At this time in the investigation, investigators do not believe there is an immediate danger to the public in relation to this shooting investigation.

There have been no reports of any arriving at area hospitals with injuries as a result of this shooting.

Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have responded to assist with this investigation.

The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail will continue the investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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: Motorcyclist Killed in May 13th Traffic Crash on Interstate 205 Identified - 06/11/18

The motorcyclist that died as a result of a traffic crash that occurred on Sunday, May 13, 2018, on Exit 21B of Interstate 205 has been identified as 44-year-old Jason L. Schumacher, of Portland.

Based on information learned at this time in the investigation, members of the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Investigation Unit do not believe other vehicles were involved in this fatal traffic crash.

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On Sunday, May 13, 2018, at 9:40 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a crash involving a motorcycle operator on Exit 21B, the exit from northbound Interstate 205 to westbound Interstate 84.

When officers arrived at the crash scene, they located an adult male motorcycle operator and motorcycle on the roadway. Emergency medical responders provided medical aid and transported the injured motorcycle operator by ambulance to an area hospital. En route to the hospital, medical personnel determined the motorcycle operator was deceased.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to lead this fatal traffic crash investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to assist with the investigation.

During this crash investigation, Exit 21B will be closed from northbound Interstate 205 to westbound Interstate 84. The closure is expected to remain in effect for the next three to four hours.

This investigation is ongoing and no additional information is expected to be provided this evening.

This is the 16th traffic crash fatality investigated by the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team in 2018.

Anyone with information about this crash should contact the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division at 503-823-2103.

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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Kenneth J Okazaki
Kenneth J Okazaki
UPDATE: Victim in Friday Morning Death Investigation Identified (Photo) - 06/11/18

Detectives continue a death investigation that began on Friday, Jun 8, 2018, in the 10900 block of Northeast Marx Street.

The deceased person, has been identified as 69-year-old Kenneth J. Okazaki, of Portland. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office continues to investigate the cause of death and has not determined the cause of death at this time.

Any friends or family that had contact with Okazaki in the previous month are asked to contact Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762 or Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319 or Mark.Slater@portlandoregon.gov

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On Friday, June 8, 2018, at 1:03 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 10900 block of Northeast Marx Street on the report that someone had located a deceased person inside a residence.

Officers arrived at the scene and located a deceased adult male inside the residence. A member with the State Medical Examiner's Office responded, and based on initial information, determined the death was suspicious in nature.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail have responded to take over this investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have also responded to assist with this investigation.

The Portland Police Bureau's Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene and plans to arrive within the next hour. Any interested media should respond to the intersection of Northeast 109th Avenue and Northeast Marx Street for a briefing.

Anyone with information about this death investigation should contact the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail by calling 503-823-0479

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Attached Media Files: Kenneth J Okazaki
Store Robbed Monday Morning in Portland's Arbor Lodge Neighborhood - No Injuries or Arrest - 06/11/18

On Monday, June 11, 2018, at 1:17 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Barn Tavern, located at 7421 North Denver Avenue.

Officers arrived at the bar and learned two suspects entered the location, demanded money, while one of the suspects brandished a handgun. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash the suspects left the location.

Officers arrived in the area and performed an area search but did not locate anyone matching the suspects' descriptions.

One of the suspects was described a black male in his 30's, 6'2" tall, with a medium build, and in possession of a handgun. The other suspect was described as a black male in his 20's, 5'7" tall, with a medium build.

There were no reported injuries as a result of this incident.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail at 503-823-0405.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous. Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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

Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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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Jovani I Villalobos
Jovani I Villalobos
Officers Arrest Two Suspects Involved in Reported Street Racing in Portland's Argay Terrace Neighborhood (Photo) - 06/11/18

On Sunday, June 10, 2018, at 10:45 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of multiple people street racing in the 5400 block of Northeast 148th Avenue.

When an officer arrived in the area, he located a group of approximately 50 people, some of whom were involved in speed racing. As the officer approached the group, in a marked patrol vehicle, the driver of a Ford Ranger truck drove towards the officer. The officer believed the Ford Ranger was going to crash into the his patrol vehicle and turned his vehicle away from the Ford Ranger's path of travel to avoid a collision. The officer broadcast a request for additional officers to respond to assist with the incident.

The driver of the Ford truck left the scene and the officer pursued the truck and its occupants. During the pursuit, multiple drivers associated with the speed racing event interfered with the officer's ability to pursue the occupants of the Ford truck. The drivers of the interfering vehicles attempted to maneuver their vehicles in the path of travel of officers as they attempted to stop the truck and the occupants of the truck.

Officers successfully performed a pursuit intervention technique on the truck, contacted the occupants of the truck, and arrested the driver without further incident.

The driver and occupants of a Saturn four door sedan were also stopped by officers after the driver was observed interfering with the pursuit of the Ford Ranger. The driver of the Saturn was also taken into custody.

The driver of the Ford Ranger and Saturn have been identified as 21-year-old Jovani I. Villalobos and 23-year-old Audrey L. Parrish, respectively. Villalobos was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Reckless Endangering, and a probation violation warrant for a previous conviction for Illegal Manufacture of Marijuana. Parrish was booked on a charge of Reckless Driving.

The Portland Police Bureau would like the community to know that street racing can be very dangerous and is also illegal. Drivers participating in racing or assisting by blocking traffic on the roadway can be arrested and charged with a variety of crimes.

The Bureau encourages drivers who seek to race their cars or motorcycles to find a safer, legal alternative to using roadways or parking lots and putting themselves and others at risk of personal injury.

Several opportunities exist at the Portland International Raceway for drivers interested in using the track. For more information, please visit http://portlandraceway.com/

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: Jovani I Villalobos , Audrey L Parrish
Jeremy C Ross
Jeremy C Ross
Suspect Arrested After Assaulting Officer In Portland's Goose Hollow Neighborhood Identified (Photo) - 06/10/18

The suspect arrested in connection with a disturbance near Southwest 17th Avenue and Southwest Taylor Street on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, has been identified as 23-year-old Jeremy C. Ross.

After the incident, Ross was transported to an area by ambulance for treatment of an injury. Ross was released from the hospital on Saturday, June 9, 2018 and lodged at the Multnomah County Jail. He was lodged on charges of Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Criminal Mischief, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree (two counts), Assault on a Public Safety Officer, Attempt Assault on a Public Safety Officer, Resist Arrest, Theft in the Third Degree, and Assault in the Fourth Degree.

The officer that was injured after being struck by Ross was treated and released at an area hospital on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.

Anyone with information about Ross or the incidents at Southwest 17th Avenue and Southwest Taylor Street or at Safeway should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at 6:18 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a disturbance involving multiple people near Southwest Taylor Street and Southwest 17th Avenue.

As officers responded to the scene, a caller to 9-1-1 reported some of those involved in the disturbance were on top of vehicles.

When two officers arrived in their patrol vehicle, they located a suspect believed to be involved in the fight on Southwest 18th Avenue between Southwest Salmon Street and Southwest Taylor Street. The suspect approached the officers' patrol vehicle and began punching and jumping on top of the police car. The officers requested additional officers respond to the location to assist with the suspect. When additional officers arrived, they attempted to provide the suspect directions, in order to take him into custody. The suspect charged at officers, striking and injuring one of the officers. An officer attempted to deploy a Taser, but it was ineffective and the suspect ran away.

Officers pursued the suspect on foot. When the suspect arrived at the intersection of Southwest 17th Avenue and Southwest Taylor Street, he turned around and charged at officers again. An officer deployed a less lethal foam impact round to keep the suspect from attacking. The foam impact round struck the suspect and officers were able to take the suspect into custody.

Medical personnel responded to treat both the officer and the suspect, who exhibited signs of being under the influence of intoxicants. The injured officer was transported to a Portland hospital by another officer for treatment of a non-life-threatening injury. The suspect was transported by ambulance to an area hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening injury.

Based on information learned in the investigation at this time, officers believe the suspect in this incident was also involved in an incident at the Safeway, located at 1010 Southwest Jefferson Street, at 4:23 p.m., this afternoon. During that incident, the suspect reportedly punched a security guard at the location after the security gaurd contacted the suspect for shoplifting several items.

The suspect's identity and charges will be provided after he is released from the hospital and lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

Anyone with information about the incident at Southwest 17th Avenue and Southwest Taylor Street or at Safeway should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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Attached Media Files: Jeremy C Ross
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Friday Afternoon Disturbance Leads to Two Arrests, Seizure of a Stolen Handgun (Photo) - 06/09/18

On Friday June 8, 2018, at 1:14 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 3700 block of Southeast 79th Avenue to investigate a disturbance involving a firearm.

Officers arrived in the area and learned that two men were involved in a dispute and that one man displayed a hatchet while the other displayed a handgun. The two men did not fight and both remained near the scene, speaking with police.

The men were identified as 27-year-old Samuel Sikes, a neighborhood resident, and 37-year-old Dathan Jude McCrary, no local address.

Based on information learned at the scene, Sikes was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Menacing for displaying the hatchet. He will be arraigned on Monday in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Officers continued to investigate and developed probable cause to believe that McCrary was in possession of a firearm in his backpack and that he was a convicted felon prohibited from possessing firearms.

Portland Police Bureau Gun Task Force officers responded to assist with the investigation, obtaining a search warrant for McCrary's backpack. In the backpack, officers located and seized a loaded handgun. Officers checked the serial number of the handgun and learned that it was listed as stolen.

McCrary was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm in the City, and Theft in the First Degree. He will be arraigned on Monday in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Monday, June 11, at 7:00 a.m. - 06/08/18

The Police Bureau will have an Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) until Monday, June 11, 2018 at 7:00 a.m.

The Acting Public Information Officer will only provide information for emergent events with a clear public safety nexus during this time period.

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Portland Police Bureau Central Precinct Drug Mission Results in Seizure of Heroin, Methamphetamine, Cocaine and Gun (Photo) - 06/08/18

From Tuesday, June 5 to Thursday June 7, 2018, the Portland Police Bureau Central and North Precinct Street Crimes Units and Transit Division conducted a mission focussed on street-level illegal drug dealing in Old Town/ Chinatown and the South Park blocks.

This mission was conducted jointly with the Portland Police Bureau and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). The partnership between the Police Bureau and the NCIS on drug missions during the Rose Festival's Fleet Week has occurred for the preceding 11 years. This mission is similar to enforcement missions that target illegal drug sales in San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and New York, in which NCIS partners with the respective local law enforcement agencies.

Illegal narcotics seized during the investigation included:
* 46.01 grams of heroin,
* 1.21 grams of cocaine, and
* 7.19 grams of methamphetamine.

There was also one firearm and $3,721.00 in cash seized during the three day period.

During this mission, 55 people were arrested:
* 25 people had outstanding warrants,
* 45 people were charged with new crimes,
* Three people were cited and released.

"Removing 46 grams of heroin from the streets of Portland makes our community a safer place for our neighbors, loved ones, and those visiting the city for the Rose Festival," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "The Police Bureau is dedicated to connecting those impacted by drug addiction with programs, such as the Portland Police Bureau's Service Coordination Team, which provides supportive housing, drug and alcohol addiction treatment, and job skills training in an effort to end recidivism in the criminal justice system."

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Attached Media Files: Evidence , Evidence
UPDATE: Suspect Arrested After Gunfire Reported Tuesday Evening in Portland's Old Town/ Chinatown - No Known Injuries - 06/06/18

The suspect arrested on Tuesday night has been identified as 45-year-old Christian Haring. Haring was booked on charges of Discharging a Firearm in the City, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

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On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at 9:25 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 200 block of Northwest 3rd Avenue.

As officers responded to the area, another caller contacted 9-1-1 and reported that a suspect had fired a gun while on Northwest Everett Street between Northwest 3rd Avenue and Northwest 4th Avenue. The caller provided a description of the suspect and the suspect's last known location.

Officers arrived in the area and located an adult male, matching the suspect's description, on Northwest Everett Street near Northwest 4th Avenue. The man was taken into custody without incident. After the being taken into custody, officers located and seized a firearm that was in the man's possession. Based on information learned at this time, officers beleive the man taken into custody is the suspect in this shooting investigation.

Shortly after the suspect was taken into custody, officers requested medical personnel respond to assess the suspect for a pre-existing injury. Emergency medical personnel arrived and determined the suspect required treatment for the pre-existing injury. The suspect was transported to an area hospital by ambulance for treatment of what was believed to be a non-life-threatening injury.

Officers canvassed the area and located evidence of gunfire on Northwest Everett Street. During the canvass of the area, officers did not located any victims or buildings or other property damaged by gunfire. At this time there have been no reports of injury or anyone arriving at area hospitals as a result of this shooting.

Officers continue to investigate this shooting. Criminalists with the Portland Police Bureau's Forensic Evidence Division are responding to assist with the investigation.

During the investigation Northwest Everett Street will be closed to all traffic between Northwest 3rd Avenue and Northwest 4th Avenue.

The suspect's identity and charges will be released after he is lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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Shooting Investigation Underway Tuesday Afternoon in Portland's Mt. Tabor Neighborhood -- No Known Injuries - 06/05/18

On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at 2:10 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the area of Southeast 55th Avenue and Southeast Belmont Street.

As officers responded to the original call location, additional callers contacted 9-1-1 and reported that the occupants of two vehicles were exchanging gunfire as the vehicles traveled on Southeast 55th Avenue between Southeast Belmont Street and Southeast Taylor Street. Additional callers to 9-1-1 also reported gunfire in the area of Southeast Brooklyn Street and Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the 1100 block of Southeast 55th Avenue and located a residence that was struck by gunfire. Evidence of gunfire was also located by officers on Southeast 55th Avenue between Southeast Belmont Street and Southeast Taylor Street.

Additional officers responded to the area of Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard and Southeast Brooklyn Street on the reports of vehicles exchanging gunfire. Officers arrived and located a residence in the 2900 block of Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard that was struck by gunfire. Officers also located evidence of gunfire near Southeast Brooklyn Street and Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard.

Officers have also located evidence of gunfire near the intersection of Southeast 55th Avenue and Southeast Stark Street.

Based on preliminary information gathered during the interview of witnesses, officers believe the occupants of a dark colored four door sedan and a smaller SUV were involved in these shootings.

At this time there have been no reports of injury or anyone arriving at area hospitals as a result of this shooting.

This investigation is in its early stages and additional information will provided as it becomes available. At this time no suspects associated with this investigation have been located.

During this investigation, Southeast 55th Avenue will be closed between Southeast Belmont Street and Southeast Taylor Street. There may be other streets in the area that may also be impacted by this investigaiton.

Based on the preliminary information, the Gang Enforcement Team will be conducting the investigation. Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance footage of the shooting is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team at 503-823-4106.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

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

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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 Overnight in Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood - Two People Injured - 06/05/18

On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at 12:11 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to multiple reports of gunfire in the 12000 block of Southeast Ash Street.

As officers responded to the scene nearby residents provided updates about the shooting. The callers reported that there were two possible victims that were struck by gunfire. When officers arrived in the area they located one victim in a nearby apartment. As officers continued the investigation, another victim was located. Emergency medical responders provided medical aid and transported both adult male victims to area hospitals by ambulance. Both victims were believed to have suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers searched the area for possible suspects, additional victims and evidence of the shooting. Officers located an apartment that was struck by gunfire. No one inside the apartment was injured by the gunfire. At this time in the investigation no suspects have been located.

Investigators believe the victims were on a sidewalk in the 12000 block of Southeast Ash Street when a suspect approached the victims and fired multiple rounds at them.

Based on preliminary information, the Gang Enforcement Team will be conducting the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have also responded to assist with this investigation.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance footage of the shooting is asked to contact Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team at 503-823-4106.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

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

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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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Traffic #Alert: Major Crash Team Investigation Underway W Burnside St and SW Broadway - One Person Seriously Injured - 06/04/18

On Monday, June 4, 2018, at 10:11 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report that a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Southwest Broadway and West Burnside Street.

When officers arrived at the crash scene, they located an adult male pedestrian on the roadway. Emergency medical responders arrived, provided medical aid and transported the injured pedestrian by ambulance to an area hospital for treatment of serious, life-threatening injuries.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team (MCT) has responded to lead this traffic crash investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to assist with the investigation.

Based on preliminary information gathered in the investigation, investigators believe the pedestrian was crossing Southwest Broadway on the south side of West Burnside Street when he was struck by a yellow Mini Cooper, driven by an adult male. Witnesses reported the pedestrian was in the cross-walk with a "do not walk" signal. The driver, according to witnesses, had a green signal to travel south on Southwest Broadway. The driver remained at the crash scene and is investigating with the investigation.

During this crash investigation, Southwest Broadway will be closed between West Burnside Street and Southwest Pine Street. The closure is expected to remain in effect for the next two to three hours.

Anyone with information about this crash should contact the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division at 503-823-2103.

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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Shooting Investigation Sunday Night in NE Portland -- No Known Injuries - 06/04/18

On Sunday, June 3, 2018, at 11:55 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 5600 block of Northeast 42nd Avenue.

During the investigation, officers canvassed the area, searching for possible victims, suspects and evidence of gunfire. Evidence of gunfire was located near the intersection of Northeast 42nd Avenue and Northeast Simpson Street.

There were no injured persons located at the scene of this shooting or that arrived at area hospitals. There were also no reports of any property damage as a result of this shooting.

This shooting remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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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Store Robbed Sunday Night in Northeast Portland - No Injuries or Arrest - 06/04/18

On Sunday, June 3, 2018, at 11:41 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at Stan's Market, located at 5020 Northeast 82nd Avenue.

Officers arrived at the store and learned two suspects entered the location, brandished firearms, shoved one store patron to the floor, and demanded money. The suspects left the location without incident after obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash.

Responding officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspects' descriptions.

Witnesses described the suspects as two white males. One of the suspects was described as a white male, in his 60's, approximately 5'6" tall, with a medium build, missing a large number of his front teeth, and in possession of a firearm. The other suspect was described as a white male in his 30's, approximately 5'8" tall, with a medium build, brown hair and eyes, and in possession of a firearm.

There were no reported injuries as a result of this incident.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous. Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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 #2: Fourth Arrested Suspect Identified in Sunday Afternoon Protests (Photo) - 06/04/18

The fourth suspect taken into custody in relation to multiple protests in Downtown Portland on Sunday evening has been identified as 26-year-old Bryan A. Neyman. Federal Protective Service officers arrested Neyman in the area of Terry Schrunk Plaza and Chapman and Lownsdale Squares Sunday evening. Neyman was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on four counts of Assault in the Fourth Degree (felony level) and one count of Robbery in the Third Degree.

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On Sunday June 3, 2018, four people were arrested during multiple protest events held in Downtown Portland. The protest events were held in Terry Schrunk Plaza, Chapman and Lownsdale Squares, and the surrounding blocks over the course of several hours. The four arrests were made at a variety of locations due to criminal behavior.

The intent of law enforcement today was to provide a safe environment for all participants, non-participants, and community members while ensuring the peaceful exercise of the First Amendment.

During today's demonstrations, Federal Protective Service and a Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Deputy deployed pepper spray during two separate incidents when multiple people were involved in assaultive behavior. There were no other significant police actions taken today. Throughout the event members of the competing protest groups were observed deploying pepper spray and throwing projectiles, including fireworks, bottles, rocks, and ball bearings (photogaphs of several items attached to this release).

Portland Fire and Rescue provided on scene medical evaluations to several people, but no one requested or required further medical attention and no one was transported to area hospitals by ambulance.

There were no reports of officers or deputies suffering injuries during today's events.

Throughout the afternoon, the Portland Police Bureau provided information and updates on Twitter, including photos of the weapons and items seized throughout the day: https://twitter.com/PortlandPolice

"The intent of our presence today was to provide a safe environment for all participants, non-participants, and community members while ensuring the peaceful exercise of the First Amendment," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "The Police Bureau attempted to communicate directly with group organizers through the use of social media, a loud-hailer, and person-to-person communication in an effort to encourage an environment in which Portland community members could safely practice their right to free speech and assembly. Bureau members attempted to intercede by separating and arresting people on occasions when people's safety were in jeopardy."

The Police Bureau is aware that several instances of criminal behavior were filmed and broadcast on a various media platforms. These crimes may include but are not limited to: Disorderly Conduct, Assault, Theft, Robbery, and Reckless Burning. Investigators will be conducting follow-up which may lead to arrests at a later time. If you were the victim of assault, theft, robbery or another crime during this protest event, you are encouraged to file a police report.

The following people were arrested today and will be arraigned in Multnomah County Court on June 4:

36-year-old Jonathan D. Feit was arrested near Southwest 2nd Avenue and Southwest Columbia Street on charges of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

32-year-old Andrew Arbow was arrested at Terry Schrunk Plaza on charges of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

Individual booking photos are available by visiting www.mcso.us/paid

In addition, one person was given a federal criminal citation by Federal Protective Service (FPS) officers and released:

43-year-old Gregory N. Isaacson was detained at Terry Schrunk Plaza, cited and released for Failure to Comply with a Lawful Order.

Late in the day, the Federal Protective Service also arrested a fourth person in connection with today's events. Officers with the Portland Police Bureau Central Precinct are assisting with this investigation. At this time the suspect has refused to provide his name and will be lodged at the Multnomah County Jail. After the suspect is lodged and identified, his identity and charges will be provided.

The law enforcement and public safety partners today included the following agencies:

* Portland Police Bureau
* Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
* Federal Protective Service
* City of Portland City Attorney's Office
* Multnomah County District Attorney's Office
* Portland Fire & Rescue
* Portland Parks and Recreation

Anyone with information about criminal behavior at any of the events is asked to share it by email to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov; or, anonymously through Crime Stoppers of Oregon. Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, 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 or call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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The Portland Police Bureau would like to make the public aware of demonstrations expected to occur today, Sunday, June 3, 2018, in Downtown Portland. The intent of law enforcement is to provide a safe environment for all participants, non-participants, and community members while ensuring the peaceful exercise of the First Amendment.

Planned events by multiple groups are scheduled to be held in Terry Schrunk Plaza Chapman and Lownsdale Square. While there are no specific indicators that the events will disrupt traffic or transit flow, the Bureau encourages road users to be aware of the potential and to plan for alternate routes.

The City of Portland has not issued any permits for a street march and expects that any participants planning to hold a march to follow all laws and remain on sidewalks.

Law enforcement will be present due to previous incidents of violence between the various groups. Due to the potential for violence, persons attending any of the events are discouraged from bringing any weapons (firearms, knives, etc.) or items that can be used as weapons (sticks, bats, poles, rocks, fireworks/incendiary devices, etc.) to any of the events. Prohibited items may be seized by police and, if in violation of city, state or federal law, the possessor may be arrested and charged criminally.

The City of Portland has specific conduct rules and laws that apply to parks - https://www.portlandoregon.gov/citycode/?c=28627 including a specific prohibition on the possession of weapons in parks - https://www.portlandoregon.gov/citycode/article/641629

Terry Schrunk Plaza is a federal property where both state and federal laws apply to users. The Federal Protective Service is the lead enforcement agency for this property. Specific rules and regulations governing federal property can be found here: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/PA_NRCSConsumption/download/?cid=nrcseprd1024606&ext=pdf

The Bureau has been collaborating with law enforcement and public safety partners to ensure that public safety is the top priority for all participants and community members. Law enforcement will be prepared to arrest and prosecute those individuals who commit criminal acts.

The law enforcement and public safety partners include, but are not limited to the following agencies:

* Portland Police Bureau
* Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
* Federal Protective Service
* City of Portland City Attorney's Office
* Multnomah County District Attorney's Office
* Portland Fire & Rescue
* Portland Parks and Recreation

The Portland Police Bureau intends to share pertinent information with the community on the day of the events through its main Twitter account, @PortlandPolice

Life-threatening emergencies should be reported to 9-1-1. Call 9-1-1 if you can; text 9-1-1 if you can't. Texts to 9-1-1 cannot include emoticons, emoji's, pictures, or videos. People near others who are preparing to or in the act of committing criminal behavior are encouraged to separate themselves from the group and notify police.

Anyone with information about criminal behavior being planned at any of these events is asked to share it by email to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov; or, anonymously through Crime Stoppers of Oregon. Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, 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 or call 503-823-HELP (4357).

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Attached Media Files: Fireworks , Stick
UPDATE #2: Victim Identified in Saturday Morning Death Investigation - 06/03/18

The victim who was killed at the Oregon Culinary Institute, located at 1701 Southwest Jefferson Street, Saturday morning has been identified as 63-year-old Daniel C. Brophy, of Beaverton, Oregon.

An autopsy was performed by a member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office today. The Medical Examiner determined Brophy died of homicidal violence as the result of gunshot injury.

Anyone who has knowledge of this incident should contact Detective Darren Posey at 503-823-0403 or Darren.Posey@portlandoregon.gov

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Homicide detectives are continuing to conduct a death investigation at the Oregon Culinary Institute. Based on preliminary investigation, the death is being investigated as a homicide.

The victim is a man in his 60s and he is affiliated with the Oregon Culinary Institute. Students and staff arriving for class today discovered the victim inside the school and called for help.

Anyone with pertinent information is asked to contact the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333; or, Detective Darren Posey at 503-823-0403, darren.posey@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Saturday June 2, 2018, at 8:30 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting with one person injured at the Oregon Culinary Institute, located at 1701 Southwest Jefferson Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim inside the building. Life-saving efforts were performed on the victim but they were not successful.

Officers searched the building to ensure there were no additional victims. No suspects were located and there is no suspect description.

The Homicide Detail, Forensic Evidence Division, and the Medical Examiner are responding to conduct a death investigation.

The Oregon Culinary Institute will be closed for at least several hours today.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) will be responding to the scene, ETA approximately one hour.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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Shooting Investigation Saturday Evening on NE MLK Jr. Blvd - No Known Injuries - 06/02/18

On Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 6:23 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire at the Washman Carwash, located at 1530 Northeast Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire in the Washman Carwash parking lot. During a canvass of the area, officers contacted several witnesses and located evidence of gunfire.

At this time there have been no reports of injury or anyone arriving at area hospitals as a result of this shooting. There were no reports of any residences or other property being struck by gunfire in relation to this shooting.

Investigators continue to investigate this shooting and there is no suspect description to provide at this time.

Based on the preliminary information, the Gang Enforcement Team will be continuing the investigation. Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance footage of the shooting is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team at 503-823-4106.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

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

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Submit an anonymous tip:
Of
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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Person Seriously Injured in Hit and Run Crash Late Friday Night on Sandy Boulevard - 06/02/18

On Friday June 1, 2018, at 11:05 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report that someone had been struck by a driver on Northeast Sandy Boulevard at 62nd Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the injured person, a 48-year-old female, suffering from serious, potentially life-threatening injuries.

The woman was transported to a Portland by ambulance for treatment.

A witness told police that the woman was in a crosswalk walking southbound across Sandy Boulevard when she was struck by a westbound driver in a smaller white SUV. The driver of the SUV stopped for a moment, then turned left onto Northeast 61st Avenue and sped out of the area.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought in Locating Missing 46-Year-Old Woman - 06/01/18

46-year-old Marvella Rauda-Nambo has been found safe and has been reunited with family.

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The Portland Police Bureau Missing Person's Unit is continuing to ask for the public's help to find 46-year-old Marvella Rauda-Nambo. There are no indications of foul play.

Anyone seeing Rauda-Nambo is asked to call 9-1-1 so that officers may check her welfare and reunite her with her guardians. Anyone with non-emergency information about Rauda-Nambo is asked to contact Detective Heidi Helwig at Heidi.Helwig@portlandoregon.gov

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate 46-year-old Marvella Rauda-Nambo, last seen near Southeast 100th Avenue and Southeast Division Street.

Rauda-Nambo is described as a Hispanic female, 5'00" tall, 130 pounds, with dark brown hair that is often pulled into a ponytail. Rauda-Nambo has an intellectual disability and functions at an eight-year-old's level. She was last seen wearing a light pink zippered hooded sweatshirt with black letters, dark pants, and carrying a bright orange backpack with the Easter Seal's logo.

Rauda-Nambo was dropped off by a ride-service for an appointment in the area of Southeast 100th Avenue and Southeast Division Street this afternoon, but never arrived for a scheduled appointment. Investigators believes she became confused and lost after exiting the ride-service vehicle. There are no indications of foul play.

Anyone seeing Rauda-Nambo is asked to call 9-1-1 so that officers may check her welfare and reunite her with her guardians. Anyone with non-emergency information about Rauda-Nambo is asked to contact Detective Heidi Helwig at Heidi.Helwig@portlandoregon.gov

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Shooting Investigation Underway in North Portland's University Park Neighborhood - One Person Injured - 06/01/18

On Friday June 1, 2018, at 7:28 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 4800 block of North Lombard Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted a gunshot victim at Darcy's Bar, located a 4804 North Lombard Street. The victim, a man in his 40s, was suffering from at least one gunshot wound and was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment. He is expected to survive.

Preliminary information indicates that the victim was shot outside the bar then went inside to seek help. Witnesses reported hearing gunfire and seeing different vehicles leaving the area.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input On Directives - 06/01/18

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 Period: 6/1/18-6/16/18
* Directive 210.22 Non-Sworn Non-Represented, FLSA-Exempt Members And Lieutenants Time Tracking

2nd Universal Review Period: 6/1/18-7/1/18
* Directive 660.10 Property and Evidence Procedures

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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Two Suspects Arrested, Gun Seized During Early Morning Traffic Stop (Photo) - 05/31/18

On Thursday, May 31, 2018, at 2:34 a.m., Central Precinct officers attempted to stop a vehicle and the occupants of the vehicle in the area of Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest Oak Street.

Central Precinct Entertainment Detail officers, working in Downtown Portland, attempted to stop a silver Buick sedan after observing the driver of the Buick perform a traffic violation. The driver drove away from officers when they turned on their emergency lights. After fleeing from officers, the driver suddenly stopped the Buick near Southwest Broadway and Southwest Oak. As the vehicle came to a stop, the driver and two other occupants ran from the car.

Officers pursued the occupants of the vehicle on foot and located and arrested the front seat passenger of the vehicle. Officers were not able to locate the driver and other occupant immediately after the foot pursuit. During an area search, that followed the front passenger's path-of-travel, a firearm was located and seized as evidence (shown in picture). Officers believe the front seat passenger tossed the gun as he was pursued by officers.

While officers continued to investigate the traffic stop and illegal possession of a firearm, the registered owner of the Buick contacted police to report her vehicle had been stolen. Based on information learned during the investigation, officers believed the registered owner of the vehicle was actually driving the Buick during the early morning incident and that the vehicle was not stolen. East Precinct officers responded to the registered owner's residence near East Burnside Street and Southeast 146th Avenue. Officers contacted the registered owner and took her into custody without incident.

The front seat passenger of the vehicle has been identified as 24-year-old Antonio L. Cabine. The registered owner and suspected driver of the vehicle was identified as 30-year-old Natash V Molett. Cabine was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Interfere with a Peace Officer, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Firearm, Carry Concealed Weapon, and Possession of Cocaine. Molett was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Attempt to Elude by Vehicle.

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Attached Media Files: Firearm , Natasha V Molett , Antonio L Cabine
Stabbing Investigation Underway Near NW Broadway -- One Person Injured - 05/31/18

On Thursday, May 31, 2018, at 12:01 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing near Northwest Broadway and Northwest Irving Street.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived and contacted an adult male who appeared to have been assaulted by a person with a knife. Medical personnel transported the victim by ambulance to a Portland area hospital for treatment of what was believed to be a non-life-threatening injury.

Based on preliminary information, investigators believe a disturbance began near the Bud Clark Commons, located at 655 Northwest Hoyt Street, prior to the victim being injured.

Officers searched the area, but have not located a suspect at this time. Based on information learned in the investigation, there is not believed to be an immediate danger to the community in relation to this incident. There is no suspect description to share with the public at this time in the investigation.

Criminalists with the Portland Police Bureau's Forensic Evidence Division are responding to assist with this investigation.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail will continue this investigation. Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Division's Assault Detail at 503-823-0479.

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Pharmacy Robbed in Portland's Hollywood Neighborhood Wednesday Afternoon - No Injuries - 05/30/18

On Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at 1:13 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Rite Aid, located at 1814 Northeast 41st Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that the suspect approached the pharmacy counter and provided a note demanding narcotics.

Shortly after presenting the demand note and prior to obtaining any narcotics, the suspect left the store without incident.

Several officers checked the area but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description. No gun was actually seen by the employee.

Based on information known at this time, the suspect is described as 20 to 30-years-old, 6'00" tall, with a heavy build, and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail at 503-823-0405.

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PPB Sunshine Division to Provide Food Assistance to Thousands of Families (Photo) - 05/30/18

****This release is being sent on behalf of the Portland Police Sunshine Division. For more information, contact: Kyle Camberg, Executive Director; Cell: 503.577.6852 or Email: kyle@sunshinedivision.org

On May 31, 2018, at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division, Safeway, and Advantis Credit Union volunteers will pack 1,000 food boxes at Sunshine Division's 687 N. Thompson Street warehouse as part of their summer food box program. In its sixth year, the summer food box program provides a week's worth of child-friendly breakfast, lunch, and snack items to bridge the gap between summer meal programs and free and reduced breakfast and lunch programs provided during the school year. Media are invited to attend.

The program is generously funded through a granted awarded by "Hunger Is", a joint charitable program of the Safeway Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), designed to build awareness and raise funds in an effort to eradicate childhood hunger in America. The $178,000 grant will fund approximately 30,000 pounds of food for the summer food boxes and, as part of a larger programmatic summer food insecurity initiative, provide healthy breakfast options at the Sunshine Division's two pantries throughout the summer months. Dave's Killer Bread and Franz Bakery are also providing product donations for the summer boxes.

The schools and partners selected to be program recipients include: West Powellhurst Elementary, Ventura Park Elementary, Clarendon Early Learning Academy, Woodmere Early Learning Academy, Boise Elliot/Humboldt Elementary, Martin Luther King Jr. School, Vernon Elementary, Cesar Chavez School, Marrion/Ellsworth Elementary, Llewellyn Elementary, Ron Russell Middle School, Albina Early Head Start, and PAL of Vancouver. Each "adopted" school or nonprofit partner will receive the food boxes to distribute at year-end events.

"Safeway Foundation was a leading funder for the opening of our SE Stark location last year" said Officer Matt Tobey, Sunshine Division's assigned police officer. "Their initial Hunger Is grant allowed us to open a second location to provide more accessible food to families this summer through two pantry locations in addition to our summer food boxes."

"Every September our customers generously choose to support 'Hunger Is' while shopping our stores. This allows us to help the Sunshine Division with something that is close to both of our hearts -- making sure children have the meals they need all year long." said the Safeway Foundation's, Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Jill McGinnis.

About the Sunshine Division:
Since 1923, the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division has been providing emergency food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need. Whether due to the loss of a job, domestic crime, illness, or victims of fire or disaster, the Sunshine Division has built a 95-year legacy of mobilizing quickly and efficiently to assist distressed Portlanders.
The Sunshine Division offers emergency food assistance six days a week at their N. Thompson warehouse, four days a week at their SE Stark location, as well as 24/7 through their partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each police precinct that can be dispatched on demand. In addition to food relief they also offer new and gently- used clothing to those in need.

About Hunger Is
Hunger Is, a joint charitable program of the Safeway Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), is designed to build awareness and raise funds in an effort to eradicate childhood hunger in America. Funds raised through Hunger Is directly benefit programs focused on combating childhood hunger and improving health-related outcomes. For more information, visit www.HungerIs.org.

About the Safeway Foundation
Founded in 2001, the Safeway Foundation supports causes that impact our customers' lives. Albertsons Companies stores provide the opportunity to mobilize funding and create awareness in our neighborhoods through the generous contributions by our customers, our employees' passion and partnerships with our vendors. We focus on giving locally in the areas of health and human services, hunger relief, education and helping people with disabilities. Albertsons Companies and the Safeway Foundation have invested $2 billion in our neighborhoods since 2001. For more information about the Safeway Foundation, visit www.albertsonscompaniesfoundation.org.

About the Entertainment Industry Foundation.
Founded in 1942, the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) is a multifaceted organization that occupies a unique place in the world of philanthropy. By mobilizing and leveraging the powerful voice and creative talents of the entertainment industry, as well as cultivating the support of organizations (public and private) and philanthropists committed to social responsibility, EIF builds awareness and raises funds, developing and enhancing programs on the local, national and global level that facilitate positive social change. For more information, visit www.eifoundation.org.
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Shooting Investigation Underway At 82nd Ave Transit Station - One Person Injured - 05/29/18

On Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at 3:29 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 82nd Avenue Transit Station, located at 1515 Northeast 82nd Avenue, on the report of a shooting.

Officers arrived in the area and located an adult male victim suffering from what was believed to be serious but non-life-threatening gunshot injury. Officers applied a tourniquet to the victim prior to emergency medical personnel arriving on scene. When emergency medical responders arrived, they provided the man medical aid and transported him to an area hospital by ambulance.

Officers searched the area for possible suspects, additional victims and evidence of the shooting. At this time officers have not located a suspect associated with this shooting. Officers did locate evidence of gunfire at the transit station.

Based on the initial investigation, officers believe the shooting occurred at the northbound street level platform for the 82nd Avenue Transit Station.

At this time in the investigation there is no suspect description available to share with the public.

The northbound platform for the 82nd Avenue Transit Station will be closed for the next 45 minutes to one hour as this investigation continues.

The investigation is in its early stages and information will be provided as it is learned and deemed appropriate for release.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333

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

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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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Todd Schneider
Todd Schneider
Suspect Identified in Sunday Evening Russell Neighborhood Stabbing Investigation (Photo) - 05/28/18

The suspect taken into custody during a stabbing investigation on Sunday, May 27, 2018, in the 12400 block of Northeast Siskiyou Street has been identified as 25-year-old Todd Schneider.

Schneider was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Assault in the First Degree.

Detectives with the Detective Division's Assault Detail continue to investigate this assault. Anyone with information about Schneider or this assault should contact detectives at 503-823-0479.

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On Sunday, May 27, 2018, at 6:22 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing in the 12400 block of Northeast Siskiyou Street.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived and contacted an adult male who appeared to have been assaulted by a person with a knife. Medical personnel transported the victim to a Portland area hospital by ambulance for treatment of what are believed to be serious life-threatening injuries.

As officers and emergency medical personnel provided the victim medical aid, additional officers searched the area and located a person of interest in this assault investigation. The person of interest, an adult male, has been taken into custody.

Preliminary information suggests there was a disturbance between the victim and the person of interest in this assault in a field located on the northeast corner of Northeast 122nd Avenue and Northeast Siskiyou Street. Officers have located evidence of the assault in the field.

There is not believed to be a danger to the community in relation to this incident at this time. Based on information learned at this time, investigators do not believe there are outstanding suspects in association to this investigation.

Criminalists with the Portland Police Bureau's Forensic Evidence Division have responded to assist with this investigation.

Northeast Siskiyou Street will be closed between Northeast 122nd Avenue and Northeast 129th Avenue during this investigation.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail will continue this investigation. Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Division's Assault Detail at 503-823-0479.

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Attached Media Files: Todd Schneider
Assault Investigation Underway on SE Powell Blvd - Two People Injured - 05/27/18

On Sunday, May 27, 2018, at 5:39 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing at DV8 Lounge, located at 5021 Southeast Powell Boulevard.

As officers responded to the location, a caller to 9-1-1 reported a disturbance occurred between multiple people at the location as a customer was asked to leave.

Officers arrived at the location and located two people with injuries. Emergency medical personnel responded to the scene and provided medical aid to the injured people. The person, witnesses identified as the customer, suffered what was believed to be serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The injured customer's injuries were possibly caused by a bladed instrument, such as a knife. The injured customer was transported to an area hospital by ambulance. The other injured person, an employee, suffered injuries that did not require transport by ambulance to an area hospital.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail have responded to lead this investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have also responded to assist with this investigation.

Based on information gathered at this time, all subjects involved in this disturbance have been contacted by investigators. There is not believed to be an immediate danger to the public in regards to this assault investigation.

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Earnest LJ Brown
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Suspect Arrested After Robbery Sunday Afternoon in SE Portland Identified (Photo) - 05/27/18

The suspect arrested in connection with a robbery that occurred at the Shell Gas Station, located at 2450 Southeast 122nd Avenue, earlier today has been identified as 29-year-old Earnest L.J. Brown. Brown was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree, Robbery in the Second Degree and Theft in the Second Degree.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail continue to investigate this robbery. Anyone with information about Brown or this robbery should contact 503-823-0405.

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On Sunday, May 26, 2018, at 12:13 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Shell Gas Station, located at 2450 Southeast 122nd Avenue. 

Officers arrived at the gas station and learned a suspect entered the store and implied he possessed a knife. While the suspect was inside the gas station he reportedly threw an item at a gas station employee. The employee was struck by the object and suffered minor injuries. The suspect left the store after taking a container of beer.

Officers arrived in the area and performed a neighborhood search with the assistance of a canine team. As officers searched the 2200 block of Southeast 124th Avenue, they located the suspect in the back yard of a residence. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

The injured employee was transported to an area hospital by ambulance with a non-life-threatening injury.

The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail has responded to lead this investigation.

The suspect will be identified after he is lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

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Attached Media Files: Earnest LJ Brown
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Suspect Arrested, Two Guns Seized During Saturday Night Shooting Investigation - No Known Injuries (Photo) - 05/27/18

On Saturday, May 26, 2018, at 11:21 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast 143rd Avenue and Southeast Division Street on the report that a suspect fired a gun into the air.

As officers responded to the area, a caller to 9-1-1 reported the suspect had fired the gun into the air while inside a red 1998 Dodge Dakota truck. The caller informed the emergency call-taker that after the suspect fired the gun, the suspect drove the truck to the Rollin' Wheels Mobile Home Park, located at 14222 Southeast Division Street. The caller reported the suspect had parked and was remaining at the Rollin' Wheels Mobile Home Park.

Officers arrived in the area and located the truck and suspect inside the truck. Arriving officers devised a plan to safely contact the reportedly armed suspect. Upon contacting the suspect, two firearms were located inside the vehicle and the suspect was taken into custody without incident. The firearms that were located and seized as evidence included a Browning 9 mm handgun and an AK47.

As officers continued the investigation, they located evidence of gunfire on Southeast Division Street. There were no reports of injury or property damage as a result of this incident.

The suspect has been identified as 28-year-old Emanuel Venegas-Vazquez. Venegas-Vazquez Was lodged at the Multnomah County jail on Domestic Violence Menacing, two counts of Menacing, Theft in the First Degree By Receiving, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

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Attached Media Files: Emanuel Venegas Vazquez , Evidence
CORRECTION: Shooting Investigation Overnight in Portland's Old Town/Chinatown - One Person Injured - 05/26/18

This incident was reported and occurred on Saturday, May 26, 2018.

The Police Bureau regrets the error.

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On Saturday, May 26, 2018, at 1:15 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire near Northwest 6th Avenue and Northwest Everett Street.

Officers arrived in the area and searched for victims, suspects, witnesses, and evidence. During the canvass, officers contacted several witnesses and located evidence that someone had been injured.

As officers continued the investigation at Northwest 6th Avenue and Northwest Everett Street, an adult male arrived at an area hospital by private vehicle with what was believed to be a serious but non-life-threatening injury.

At this time officers have not located any suspects associated with this shooting and there are no suspect descriptions to provide the public.

Based on preliminary information, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to assume the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division also responded to assist with this investigation.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance footage of the area is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team at 503-823-4106.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

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

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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 Early Saturday Morning Near Irving Park - No Known Injuries - 05/26/18

On Saturday, May 26, 2018, at 2:56 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 3100 block of Northeast 7th Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire in the 2900 block of Northeast 7th Avenue. During a canvass of the neighborhood, officers contacted several area resident who heard gunfire, but have not located anyone that witnessed the incident.

At this time there have been no reports of injury or anyone arriving at area hospitals as a result of this shooting. There were no reports of any residences or other property being struck by gunfire in relation to this shooting.

Investigators continue to investigate this shooting and there is no suspect description to provide at this time.

Based on the preliminary information, the Gang Enforcement Team will be conducting the investigation. Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance footage of the shooting is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team at 503-823-4106.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

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

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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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Greg P Porter
Greg P Porter
Suspect Identified in SW 6th Ave/ SW Montgomery St Investigation (Photo) - 05/25/18

The suspect taken into custody at Northeast 16th Avenue and Northeast Glisan Street today in connection to an incident that injured three women near Southwest 6th Avenue and Southwest Montgomery Street has been identified as 61-year-old Greg Phillip Porter.

Porter was lodged at the Multnomah County jail on three counts each of Attempt Murder, Assault in the First Degree, Reckless Driving, and Fail to Perform the Duties of a Driver Injury.

Detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances of today's incident near Portland State University. At this point in the investigation, the reason for the suspect's actions have not been determined. Detectives would like to hear from anyone with information about the suspect that may aid in this investigation.

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Attached Media Files: Greg P Porter
Investigative Material and Additional Videos Released of the April 7 Fatal Shooting of John Elifritz - 05/25/18

On Friday, May 25, 2018, the Portland Police Bureau posted the Detective Division's investigative materials regarding the April 7, 2018, fatal shooting of John Elifritz.

The investigative material was posted on the Bureau's Open Data page and can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/679710

The Police Bureau is also releasing videos that were collected during this investigation. Because of the sensitive nature of the videos, the Police Bureau is not posting the videos on-line; however, they may be requested by submitting a public records request at https://portlandor.mycusthelp.com/WEBAPP/_rs/(S(dre5vozoy5mrvpzn50twxfrg))/supporthome.aspx

"As stated on May 9, 2018, the Police Bureau acknowledges the importance of transparency," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "To demonstrate our commitment to being a dedicated partner with the community we are releasing videos and investigative documents related to the Officer-Involved Shooting that took place on April 7, 2018."

The Portland Police Bureau is continuing to conduct an internal administrative investigation of the entire incident. Once the internal administrative investigation is complete, the case will be presented to the Police Review Board (PRB), which is comprised of community members, Bureau members and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division. The Bureau expects this internal administrative investigation to be completed within the next 10 weeks.

The Portland Police Bureau Directive that provides guidelines for members' actions related to reporting and investigating deadly force incidents may be found at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/656780

The Portland Police Bureau has an open data portal for Officer-Involved-Shootings, dating back to 2010. The portal may be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/ois

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UPDATE #2: Vehicle Located and Person of Interest in Custody - 05/25/18

Members with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail continue to investigate the incident that occurred on the east sidewalk of Southwest 6th Avenue between Southwest Harrison Street and Southwest Montgomery Street.

The three adult female victims continue to receive treatment for their injuries at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU). One of the victims is currently in critical condition, another is in serious condition, and a third victim has requested that no information be provided about her condition. OHSU personnel have contacted each of the victims' families.

An alert community member learned the description of the vehicle believed to be involved in this incident. They contacted 9-1-1 after observing the matching vehicle near Northeast 16th Avenue and Northeast Glisan Street. Officers immediately responded to the area and contacted the occupant of the vehicle. At this time officers have taken the occupant of the vehicle into custody. The occupant is a person of interest in this investigation. The vehicle was also seized as evidence. The person of interest has been transported to a police facility for further investigation.

At this time the Police Bureau does not believe there are outstanding suspects or vehicles associated with this investigation. There is not believed to be additional danger to the community in connection with this incident.

The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail, Traffic Division, and Forensic Evidence Division continue to investigate this incident with the support of the:
* Portland Fire Bureau,
* Multnomah County District Attorney's Office,
* Federal Bureau of Investigation / Joint Terrorism Task Force,
* Portland State University Police Department, and
* Multnomah County District Attorney's Office Victim Advocate Program.

"I recognize the sensitivity and concerns that surround high profile incidents like the one today," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "Our first thoughts are with the victims and their families. Investigators are working diligently to collect the facts and maintain the integrity of the case. Information will be made available as soon as it is learned and is appropriate to do so."

Detectives continue to investigate this incident and ask anyone who witnessed this incident, possess cell phone or surveillance video, or has knowledge of the 2005 blue Mazda Tribute with Oregon license plate "491JHT" to contact Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457 or rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Scott Broughton at 503-823-3774 at scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov Community members with information may contact crimetips@portlandoregon.gov

Community members affected by this incident may find support by contacting the Multnomah County Call Center 24-hours a day at 503-988-4888 or 1-800-716-9769.

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The next press briefing is scheduled at 1:45 pm at SW Broadway and SW Montgomery Street.

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The blue Mazda Tribute has been located by police near NE 16th and NE Glisan Street. Based on information learned at this time, the Police Bureau does not believe there is a danger to the community connected with this incident.


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On Friday, May 25, 2018, at 10:04 a.m., Portland Police Bureau Central Precinct officers and Portland State University Police officers responded to the report that three pedestrians were struck by a vehicle while on the east sidewalk of Southwest 6th Avenue between Southwest Harrison Street and Southwest Montgomery Street.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived on scene and located three adult women suffering from serious injuries. Emergency medical responders provided medical aid to the injured women. All three were transported to area hospitals by ambulances. Investigators have learned, two of the injured women suffered what are believed to be serious life-threatening injuries and a third has serious and believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers believe a fourth person may have been injured during this incident, but has not been contacted by officers or emergency medical responders.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail, Traffic Division, and Forensic Evidence Division have responded to investigate this incident.

This investigation is in its early stages. More information will be released as it is learned.

It is anticipated Southwest 6th Ave will be closed to all traffic between Southwest Montgomery Street and Southwest Harrison Street for the next four to five hours as this investigation continues.

The next media briefing location and time will be sent via twitter.

Investigators ask anyone with information about this incident or who may have been involved in this incident to contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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Vision Zero
Vision Zero
33 Citations and 18 Warnings Issued, One DUII Arrest During Thursday Evening #VisionZero Traffic Safety Mission on SW Barbur Blvd (Photo) - 05/25/18

On Thursday, May 24, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., members of the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division conducted a Vision Zero traffic safety mission along Southwest Barbur Boulevard between Southwest Caruthers Street and Southwest 64th Avenue.

Officers focused on dangerous behaviors and the officers were free to make traffic stops on drivers, pedestrians and bicycle riders as they saw appropriate. The officers were encouraged to share information about the Vision Zero program during these contacts. As always, officers were allowed the discretion to issue citations, warnings or classes. This area of Southwest Barbur Boulevard includes heavily traveled bike lanes, bus stops and a crosswalk that was the location of a pedestrian fatality several years ago.

During this traffic safety mission, 33 citations and 18 warnings were issued. Officers also arrested 23-year-old Mary E. Armstrong for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants. During the DUII investigation, officers learned Armstrong's blood alcohol content was 0.17. Armstrong was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants and Reckless Driving.

The Traffic Division will be conducting future enforcement missions as staffing allows.

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: Vision Zero
Three Firearms
Three Firearms
Two Suspects and Three Firearms Located During Wednesday Morning Warrants (Photo) - 05/23/18

On Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at approximately 5:00 a.m., members of the East Metro County Special Weapons and Tactics Team and the Clackamas County Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team assisted the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gang Enforcement Team (GET) in the service of concurrent search warrants at a residence in Gresham and a residence in Clackamas County.

While serving a warrant, members of the East Metro County SWAT Team arrested 44-year-old Ervan Ronell Herring. Members of the Clackamas County SWAT Team arrested 43-year-old Michael Devon Herring during the service of a warrant in Clackamas County. Investigators with the Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team located and seized three firearms during a search of both residences. The seized firearms included a .380 caliber handgun, .40 caliber handgun and a .223 caliber assault style rifle (Photographs of the firearms have been provided with this release). The rifle was a reported stolen firearm from Springfield, Oregon.

This investigation began on Sunday, February 18, 2018, at 4:47 p.m., when North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in a parking lot near Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, located at 2801 North Gantenbein Avenue.

Based on information learned at the time of the shooting, investigators with the Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team responded to the crime scene and assumed the investigation.

During the investigation, detectives learned Ervan and Michael Herring were suspects in the shooting. Detectives applied for and obtained search warrants for the locations in Gresham and Clackamas County. Both locations are the known residences of Ervan and Michael Herring.

Ervan and Michael Herring were lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Attempt Murder, Attempt Assault in the First Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Anyone with information about Ervan or Michael Herring should contact Gang Enforcement Team Detective Brent Christenson at 503-823-2087 or Brent.Christenson@portlandoregon.gov

The Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operations Division has investigated 49 gang violence incidents in 2018. This investigation was the 11th gang violence shooting of 2018. Anyone with information about a gang violence incident should contact the Gang Enforcement Team at 503-823-4106 or Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

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

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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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Stabbing Investigation Wednesday Afternoon in Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood -- One Person Injured - 05/23/18

On Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at 2:16 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing in the 9800 block of East Burnside Street.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived and contacted an adult male who appeared to have been assaulted with a knife. Medical personnel transported the victim by ambulance to a Portland area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Based on preliminary information, investigators believe a disturbance began at the Gateway Transit Center, located at 9900 Northeast Multnomah Street. The people involved in the disturbance moved to the 9800 block of East Burnside Street where the stabbing took place.

Officers searched the area, but have not located a suspect at this time. Based on information learned in the investigation, there is not believed to be an immediate danger to the community in relation to this incident. There is no suspect description to share with the public at this time in the investigation.

Criminalists with the Portland Police Bureau's Forensic Evidence Division have responded to assist with this investigation.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail will continue this investigation. Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Division's Assault Detail at 503-823-0479.

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Shooting Investigation Overnight in Portland's Brooklyn Neighborhood - One Person Injured - 05/23/18

On Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at 12:41 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the area near Southeast 16th Avenue and Southeast Rhine Street on the report that a person had been shot.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived in the area and located an adult male victim suffering from what was believed to be a non-life-threatening gunshot injury. Emergency medical responders provided the man medical aid and transported him to an area hospital by ambulance.

Officers searched the area for possible suspects and evidence of the shooting. During the search, officers located evidence of gunfire at the intersection of Southeast 16th Avenue and Southeast Rhine Street. Officers have not locate any suspects associated with this shooting at this time.

The suspect was last seen leaving the area in a dark colored sedan with tinted windows. There is no additional suspect description available for public release at this time.

The case will be forwarded to the Portland Police Bureau's Detective Division for further investigation. Anyone with information about this shooting should contact the Assault Detail at 503-823-0479.

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

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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: Missing 11-Year-Old Boy Located - 05/23/18

Howe has returned home and has been reunited with his family.

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At this time in the investigation there are no indications of foul play.

The Police Bureau regrets the error.

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Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate 11-year-old Curtis Howe. Howe was last seen with friends in the 7000 block of Southeast 76th Avenue on Monday, May 21, 2018.

Howe is described as a white male, 5'1" tall, 100 pounds, with reddish brown hair and blue eyes.

Howe was last seen wearing a black hoodie, black pants and a black backpack. Howe is knowledgeable with the TriMet system. Based on information learned at this time, detectives do not believe foul play is involved in this missing person investigation.

Anyone seeing Howe is asked to call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information about Howe is asked to contact Detective Lori Fonken at 503-823-1081 or lori.fonken@portlandoregon.gov

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Sophia G Adler
UPDATE #2: Victim Identified in Monday Night Homicide Investigation (Photo) - 05/22/18

The victim who was killed on Southwest 2nd Avenue in Downtown Portland Monday evening has been identified as 28-year-old David Eugene Pierce, of Boise, Idaho. Pierce identified as a woman and was known as "Gigi."

An autopsy of Pierce was performed by a member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office today. The Medical Examiner determined Pierce died of homicidal violence as the result of a gunshot injury.

Anyone who observed or possesses surveillance footage or knowledge of this incident should contact Detective Vincent Cui at 503-823-0449 or Vince.Cui@portlandoregon.gov

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Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail continue to investigate the death of a person that occurred Monday evening on Southwest 2nd Avenue between Southwest Ash Street and Southwest Ankeny Street.

Based on information gathered in the initial investigation, detectives believe there was a disturbance between two people on the east sidewalk of Southwest 2nd Avenue. During the disturbance a gun was fired and the victim was struck by gunfire. As officers arrived at the scene they immediately provided the victim with emergency first aid. When emergency medical responders arrived at the location they determined the victim was deceased.

The suspect remained at the scene and was taken into custody without incident. After being interviewed by Homicide Detail detectives, the suspect was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

The suspect has been identified as 33-year-old Sophia G. Adler. Adler was lodged on a charge of Murder (At the time of this release a booking photograph was not available.).

The victim will be identified after an autopsy is completed by a member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office and the victim's next of kin are notified.

The information learned during this investigation will be provided to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review and presentation to a Grand Jury.

Anyone who observed or possesses surveillance footage or knowledge of this incident should contact Detective Vincent Cui at 503-823-0449 or Vince.Cui@portlandoregon.gov

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On Monday, May 21, 2018, at 11:08 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of an injured person lying on the sidewalk on Southwest 2nd Avenue between Southwest Ash Street and Southwest Ankeny Street.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived on the scene and located an adult female on the east sidewalk of Southwest 2nd Avenue. Responding officers provided the injured person with emergency first aid; however, when emergency medical responders arrived, they determined the woman was deceased.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail will lead this death investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division, members of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office, and a representative from the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office have also responded to assist with this investigation.

The investigation is in its early stages and no additional information will be available until after the start of business on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

Southwest 2nd Avenue is closed to all traffic between Southwest Oak Street and Southwest Burnside Street during this investigation.

Based on the initial investigation there is not believed to be a danger to the community in regards to this death investigation.

Anyone who was information, including possible video surveillance, of this investigation should contact the Detective Division's Homicide Detail at 503-823-0479.

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Attached Media Files: Sophia G Adler
Vision Zero
Vision Zero
27 Citations Issued During Monday Evening #VisionZero Traffic Safety Mission on SW Barbur Blvd (Photo) - 05/22/18

On Monday, May 21, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., members of the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division conducted a Vision Zero traffic safety mission along Southwest Barbur Boulevard between Southwest Hamilton Street and Southwest Terwilliger Boulevard.

Officers focused on dangerous behaviors and the officers were free to make traffic stops on drivers, pedestrians and bicycle riders as they saw appropriate. The officers were encouraged to share information about the Vision Zero program during these contacts. As always, officers were allowed the discretion to issue citations, warnings or classes. This area of Southwest Barbur Boulevard includes heavily traveled bike lanes, bus stops and a crosswalk that was the location of a pedestrian fatality several years ago.

During this traffic safety mission, 27 citations were issued. One citation was issued to a motorist that an officer observed traveling 58 miles per hour in a posted 35 mile per hour zone.

The Traffic Division will be conducting future enforcement missions as staffing allows.

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: Vision Zero