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UPDATE: Shooting Inside Party Venue in the Buckman Neighborhood - 05/19/19

Investigators with GVRT have determined that there were at least 5 victims injured by gunfire in the shooting. Three of the victims were transported to the hospital by private vehicles. As previously released, two victims were transported by ambulance. All victims have non-life threatening wounds. At least three were released from the hospital after treatment.

The event being held was an "all ages" type party in a warehouse-type building. Officers responding to the original call encountered a chaotic scene, with people leaving on foot and in vehicles. Investigators learned that there was an argument between at least two people immediately before the shooting. But, they believe that numerous potential witnesses left without providing statements to police. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Gun Violence Reduction Team at (503) 823-4106, or e-mail GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov . As mentioned, 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).

There is no suspect information that can be released at this time. The investigation into the shooting is continuing.

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This morning, May 19, 2019, at 12:41 A.M., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in a party/event venue in the 200 block of Southeast Madison Street. When officers arrived they found at least two shooting victims. The victims were transported by ambulance to a hospital. Officers received information that other victims may have been taken to hospitals by private vehicles. The condition of the victims is not known at this time.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team is responding to assume the investigation. They are working to interview victims and witnesses, as well as gather evidence.

The area closed is Southeast Madison Street between Southeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard and Southeast 2nd Avenue, and Southeast 2nd Avenue between Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard and Southeast Main Street.

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against 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/

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UPDATE: Officers Injured After Driver Strikes Patrol Vehicle (Photo) - 05/19/19

The officers injured in this morning's crash along McLoughlin Boulevard were treated and released from the hospital. One officer was injured in the arm and the other in the leg. The suspect in the assault was knocked to the ground but did not appear to be injured.
After conducting an investigation, the PPB Traffic Division determined that a black 2004 Cadillac being driven by George J. Goines, Jr., 41, hit the left rear corner of one of two police vehicles stopped on the right side of the road. At the time of the crash, both police vehicles' emergency overhead lights were activated. The impact tore off the left rear wheel of the police vehicle and caused the Cadillac to spin most of the way around (photos).

Traffic officers issued a citation to Goines for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), Reckless Driving, and Assault in the Fourth Degree.

"We have an increasing amount of officers being injured due to impaired driving," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "I am thankful the officer was not more seriously hurt. Thank you to the members of our Traffic Division who work tirelessly to investigate these serious crashes."

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

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

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

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On May 19, 2019 at 1:55 A.M., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of an assault on Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard north of Southeast Tacoma Street in the Sellwood-Moreland Neighborhood. At 2:23 A.M., while the officers were outside of their patrol vehicle, a vehicle traveling northbound on Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard crashed into the back of the patrol vehicle. The impact sent the police vehicle forward, hitting two officers. Both officers and the driver of the involved vehicle were transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The Portland Police Traffic Division is responding to assume the crash investigation. Northbound McLoughlin Boulevard is closed between Southeast Tacoma Street and Southeast Bybee Boulevard while that investigation proceeds.

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UPDATE #2: Police Respond to Call of Man Armed With Gun Near Parkrose High School (Photo) - 05/18/19

GVRT detectives booked Angel Granados Dias, 18 (photo), in the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Possession of Firearm in a Public Building, Attempting to Discharge a Firearm at a School, Reckless Endangerment, and Possession of a Loaded Firearm in a Public Place (city ordinance).

Also attached is a photo of the shotgun seized as evidence.

The investigation is continuing. GVRT is working closely with PPB's Behavioral Health Unit on follow-up.

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Members of the Portland Police Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) are working with the FBI and Parkrose School District officials to investigate the incident that occurred today at Parkrose High School.

The subject involved is in custody and is an adult male. He is a student at Parkrose High School. The names of any witnesses or other persons involved will not be released.

Investigators have determined that the subject was armed with a shotgun. He then entered a classroom; at some point, a staff member at the high school confronted him. A Portland Police School Resource Officer and other officers arrived and immediately entered the school and found the staff member detaining the subject in the hallway. At this time, it has not been determined if any shots were fired.

Other responders included: members of the Portland Police Special Emergency Reaction Team; Portland Police Behavioral Health Unit; GVRT; Transit Police Division; FBI; and Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. Police continued to clear the entire high school and found no additional suspects or anyone who was injured.

"Incidents such as the one that occurred today strikes the worst fear in the hearts of students and parents," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "The officers and school staff worked together to respond quickly and ensure the safety of all involved. I commend the school staff member who displayed quick actions and bravery when he confronted the subject."

Portland Police released information during the incident on Twitter as it unfolded in an effort to inform the community as quickly as possible; when misinformation was identified, it was immediately corrected.

The investigation into this incident continues.

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On May 17, 2019, at 11:48 a.m., Officers responded to a call regarding a man armed with a gun near Parkrose High School, located at 12003 NE Shaver. Officers arrived and determined that a Parkrose High School staff member had wrestled the suspect to the ground. There is no indication there is any other shooter or any injuries. Police have not yet determined if any rounds were fired.

Portland Police officers continued to respond and the Special Emergency Reaction Team was activated. Officers and SERT are searching the school and area and the investigation is continuing.

Police are advising parents to reunite with their children at the K-Mart at Northeast 122nd and Sandy.

The Public Information Officer responded and will meet with the media at the designated staging area at Parkrose Middle School.

Additional information will be released when police have updates.

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Attached Media Files: Shotgun , Angel Granados Dias
Police Respond to Call of Man Armed with Gun Near Parkrose High School - 05/17/19

On May 17, 2019, at 11:48 a.m., Officers responded to a call regarding a man armed with a gun near Parkrose High School, located at 12003 NE Shaver. Officers arrived and determined that a Parkrose High School staff member had wrestled the suspect to the ground. There is no indication there is any other shooter or any injuries. Police have not yet determined if any rounds were fired.

Portland Police officers continued to respond and the Special Emergency Reaction Team was activated. Officers and SERT are searching the school and area and the investigation is continuing.

Police are advising parents to reunite with their children at the K-Mart at Northeast 122nd and Sandy.

The Public Information Officer responded and will meet with the media at the designated staging area at Parkrose Middle School.

Additional information will be released when police have updates.

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UPDATE #3: #ALERT: Partial SERT Activation (Photo) - 05/16/19

The suspect arrested yesterday afternoon was 33-year-old Tyler S. Hunt. He was wanted on numerous felony warrants when police tried to contact him. He then eluded officers in a vehicle that he had carjacked and fled on foot after striking at least four cars, one being a police car.

After Mr. Hunt was arrested inside the perimeter, he was lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on 19 criminal counts and 4 outstanding warrants. Some of the 19 criminal counts and warrant charges included burglary, identity theft, robbery, assault and felon in possession of a firearm.

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As officers were clearing the scene, one officer noticed a residence that had been burglarized. Officers made entry in that house and located the wanted suspect. There were no residents inside the house at the time. The suspect was arrested without further incident.

Additional details will be pushed out at a later time once the preliminary investigation is complete.

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

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The suspect in this incident was not found. Officers are clearing the perimeter and streets are opening back up. There is not a known risk to the public with the suspect not being captured.

Additional details may be released at a later date.

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

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On duty members of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) are responding to the 3100 Block of Southeast Powell Boulevard to assist Central and East Precinct officers locate a wanted and possibly armed suspect who rammed numerous vehicles including a police car. An active perimeter is now established and community members should stay away from the mentioned area.

No additional information is available at this time. An updated news release will be pushed out as investigators learn more.

The PIO is not responding at the time.

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Introducing The New Transit Police Division K9 (Photo) - 05/15/19

On Tuesday, May 14th, 2019, Sergeant Matt Engen and his new K9 partner "Sem" graduated from the Transportation Security Administration Explosive Detection Canine Handler Course. K9 Sem is a 20 month old purebred male Belgian Malinois. Sergeant Engen is a 24 year veteran of the Portland Police Bureau and has been assigned to the Transit Division for nearly 9 years.

Sergeant Engen and K9 Sem trained together for 12 weeks at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA)- Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. K9 Sem is trained to detect and alert on explosives odor. Upon graduation, Sergeant Engen was awarded the "Top Dog" handler award for his outstanding achievement while attending the course.

Sergeant Engen and K9 Sem will work daily to ensure the safety of the Trimet mass transportation system. Along with proactively patrolling the area's buses and trains, they will be available to respond to special events and dignitary visits.

K9 Sem will live with Sergeant Engen.

If media would like to meet Sem, he will make an appearance at the Rose Quarter Transit Center on Monday, May 20th at 9:00 a.m.

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Attached Media Files: Sem.jpg
Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives - 05/15/19

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- 5/15/19 -- 6/14/19
* Directive 630.26, Public Safety Support Specialist Program (*This is a new directive.)

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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UPDATE #2: Traffic #ALERT: Major Crash Team Activation - 05/15/19

The investigation continues into last night's fatal traffic crash. It is believed the car was driving north on Northeast 148 Avenue and was turning west on Northeast Fremont Street. The motorcycle, who was behind the vehicle, crashed into the car when it was turning. Speed nor alcohol appeared to be a factor.

The driver of the vehicle was released from the scene after the preliminary investigation was complete. Our Forensic Evidence Division responded to document this incident.

The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office was also consulted relating to this investigation.

The name of the deceased will be released once the family is notified.

Anyone who witnessed this crash is asked to call Traffic Investigator Christopher Johnson at 503-823-2213.

This is the 29th activation of the Major Crash Team and the 21st fatal traffic incident of 2019.

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

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

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

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The investigation is continuing into tonight's fatal traffic crash between a car and a motorcycle. The driver and the car have been located. The driver is cooperating with the investigation and officers determined it is not a hit and run type crash. The motorcyclist who was involved is deceased.

Streets are closed on Northeast 148th Avenue from Northeast Sandy Boulevard to Northeast Fremont Street for the next few hours.

Anyone who witnessed this crash is asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the area of Northeast 148 Avenue and Northeast Fremont Street to assist in a fatal hit-and-run traffic crash investigation. Traffic lanes are shutdown in the area. A vehicle that looks similar to a dark green Kia Soul is the suspect vehicle.

No additional information is available at this time. An updated news release will be pushed out as investigators learn more.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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Shooting Investigation In The Kenton Neighborhood - 05/14/19

On Tuesday, May 14th, 2019, at 00:10 p.m., North Precinct Officers responded to the 8400 block of North Interstate Avenue on the report of someone shot. Officers arrived and located an adult male suffering from at least one gunshot wound. He was transported to a local area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team and the Forensic Evidence Team responded to assist North officers with their investigation.

There is no suspect information to be released at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Aaron Cole at 503-823-0690.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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UPDATE #3: Shooting Investigation Underway In The Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood (Photo) - 05/13/19

The investigation is continuing into Thursday's homicide. The victim in this case has been identified as 40-year-old Kegan K. Thompson. His picture is attached to this release per the family's request.

There is no other information to be released at this time.

Anyone with information relating to this investigation is asked to call Detective Beniga at 503-823-0457 or Broughton at 503-823-3774.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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The investigation is continuing into yesterday's homicide.

No more information is expected to be released until after the weekend. However detectives wanted to stress that they would like to hear from anyone that has information in this case.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Beniga at 503-823-0457 or Broughton at 503-823-3774.

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The investigation is continuing into last night's shooting.

The victim in this incident has died. Therefore homicide detectives were called to assist precinct officers and members of GVRT. The Forensics Evidence Division was also on scene to document this incident.

The deceased will be identified once the family has been notified. An autopsy will be completed to determine the cause of death.

The suspect is not in custody but we are not sharing suspect information at this time. There is not believed to be a threat to the greater public relating to this incident.

Anyone with information related to this case is asked to call Detectives Broughton or Beniga at 503-823-0400.

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On May 9th, 2019, at 10:28 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to an incident, near Southeast 104the Avenue and Southeast Holgate Boulevard, where an adult male had been shot. Officers arrived and located a man who was suffering from at least one gunshot wound. He was transported to a local area hospital in serious condition.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) responded to assist precinct officers with their investigation. No one is custody and it is not known what lead to the shooting at this time. No updates are expected tonight.

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

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Attached Media Files: Kegan.jpg
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UPDATE: Officers Investigating Stabbing In Old Town Neighborhood (Photo) - 05/13/19

The investigation continues into this morning's stabbing near Northwest 4th Avenue and Northwest Glisan Street. The victim suffered what was believed to be non-life threatening injuries to the neck and arm and was transported to a local area hospital.

The Detective Division and the Forensic Evidence Division arrived on scene to document the incident.

The suspect, 58-year-old Carlos Rodriguez-Lance, was arrested but was also transported to the hospital with injuries relating to the altercation that occurred prior to police arrival. Mr. Rodriguez-Lance was eventually transported and lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on one count of assault in the second degree, one count of unlawful use of weapon and on an outstanding parole violation warrant.

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On Monday, May 13th, at 7;21 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Old Town neighborhood on a disturbance call involving a weapon. Officers arrived and located a victim suffering from some sort of stab wound. The suspect was arrested nearby.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. An update will be provided when more information is gathered.

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Suspect Arrested After Hatchet Attack In Hosford-Abernethy Nieghborhood (Photo) - 05/13/19

On Sunday, May 12th, at 11:06 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Hosford-Abernethy neighborhood on a disturbance call involving a hatchet. Neighbors had called 911 to report a suspect attacking a pedestrian with the weapon. Officers arrived on scene and located the victim. The victim was suffering from minor injuries not needing medical attention.

The suspect, 25-year-old Evan T. Hunt, was found about a block away with the help of neighbors. After detectives were consulted, Mr. Hunt was arrested without incident and lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on one count each: Attempt Assault in the Second Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Menacing, and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree. Mr. Hunt also had a warrant for his arrest relating to an Attempt Assault in the Second Degree charge.

Attached Media Files: Hunt.png
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Assault With Board Sends Victim to Hospital, Suspect Arrested (Photo) - 05/11/19

On Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 1:46 P.M., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of an assault in the area of Northwest 4th Avenue and Northwest Hoyt Street. A victim reported that he was hit in the head by a suspect using two 2-by-4 boards screwed together with the screws pointing out (photo). As they investigated, other witnesses began calling reporting that a suspect was walking southbound hitting cars and threatening people with the boards. Officers located the suspect at Northwest 5th Avenue and Northwest Couch Street. He threatened the officers and threw a glass bottle, striking an officer. Officers arrested him.

The victim was transported to a local hospital and was treated for non-life threatening injuries. The officer was not injured.

Assault Detectives responded to assume the investigation. They ultimately booked the suspect, 60-year-old Gary M. Barker (photo), on charges of Assault in the Second Degree, Attempt Assault in the Second Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Escape in the Third Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree.

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Attached Media Files: Boards with Screws , Gary Barker
Fight, Shots Fired in the Argay Terrace Neighborhood, No Known Victims - 05/11/19

On Saturday May 11, 2019 at 6:38 P.M., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a fight in the 4500 Block of Northeast 125 Place. Callers reported that they were seeing a suspect fire shots at two occupied vehicles. The vehicles drove away and occupants have not contacted police. The suspect left the area on foot. Officers are looking for him. There is no suspect description to release at this time.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team responded to assume the investigation.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against 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 this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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

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Shots Fired in Hazelwood Neighborhood, No Reported Injuries - 05/11/19

On Friday, May 10, 2019 at 11:08 P.M., East Precinct officers responded to reports of shots heard in the area of Southeast 117th Avenue and Southeast Oak Street. Officers arrived and discovered evidence of gunfire, but no injuries reported. They located bullet strikes to a nearby house and a vehicle. Preliminary information suggests that more than one person ran away from the scene on foot.

Officers conducted a search of the neighborhood but were unable to locate anyone involved.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) responded to assume the investigation and conduct follow-up.

There is no suspect information at this time.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against 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 this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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

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Dog Shot While on Walk in Lents Neighborhood - 05/11/19

On Friday, May 10, 2019 at 10:35 P.M., East Precinct Officers were dispatched to a report of a dog shot at Grant High School at Marshall Campus, 3905 Southeast 91st Avenue. The caller was a custodian who said the dog's owner reported the shooting to him, then left with the dog. Officers located the dog and the owner at a nearby animal hospital and confirmed that the dog, believed to be a type of hound, had been injured by gunfire. It's not clear if the injuries are life threatening.

Officers learned from the investigation that the dog's owner may have been exercising the dog on the school property when the unknown suspect fired shots at the dog.

Officers are investigating the incident. There is no suspect information at this time.

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Bomb Threat at Washington Park Transit Station, Nothing Dangerous Found (Photo) - 05/10/19

On Friday, May 10, 2019 at 5:17 P.M., Central Precinct and Transit Police officers responded to a report of threats at the Washington Park Transit Station at 4027 Southwest Canyon Road. A man used an emergency callbox from the underground train platform. He claimed that he had a "device" and was going to use it. Security cameras were used to watch the suspect, who had a bag but did not leave anything behind. The man was seen going up the elevator to the ground level, where he used another emergency telephone to call again and make a second threat.

Officers responded and detained the suspect out in the parking lot away from the Transit Center. The Transit Center was deemed safe. But, due to the possibility that there was an explosive device, officers left the man's bag in the parking lot and closed off the area. The Explosives Disposal Unit (EDU) responded and inspected the bag, determining that there was no explosive or anything dangerous inside. The area has been reopened.

Officers transported the suspect, Benjamin W. Greene, 37 (photo), to the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Disorderly Conduct in the First Degree and Interfering with Public Transportation.

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Attached Media Files: Benjamin Greene
PPB Statement Following Release of Grand Jury Transcripts - 05/09/19

The Multnomah County District Attorney released the transcripts today regarding the officer-involved shooting of Andre Gladen on January 6, 2019. The transcripts include the interview of Officer Consider Vosu, who testified that it was his knife that was involved.

"Following all officer-involved shootings, the Police Bureau makes every attempt to be as transparent as possible, without jeopardizing the investigation and Grand Jury process," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "Early on, Detectives suspected it was the officer's knife; however, they were unable to confirm it prior to the Grand Jury. These transcripts provide additional information as to what occurred and we will now move forward in our process, which includes a training and internal review."

To assist with understanding the review process, the Police Bureau has released a graphic that depicts the flow of information and each step. https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/714845

The case will go before the Police Review Board, which is comprised of community members, Bureau members and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division."

The Bureau released the investigative reports on March 7, 2019. They can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/714859

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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PPB Launches Podcast (Photo) - 05/08/19

The Portland Police Bureau has launched a regular podcast called the Talking Beat. The first three episodes include information about officer recruitment, the Behavioral Health Unit and traffic-related issues.

"We are really excited about this project, and this will be a great addition to our messaging," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "The podcast provides an in-depth dive into various areas of the Bureau and listeners can hear directly from subject matter experts. We hope it provides additional insight and understanding into some of the work being done in our city."

To subscribe to the podcast, visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/podcast

The Police Bureau will add podcasts monthly and episodes can be downloaded from all the popular podcast directories. Upcoming episodes include interviews with the Precinct Commanders and the members of the Sexual Assault Unit.

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Attached Media Files: talkingbeat.jpg
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PPB Releases Information on Gun Violence in Portland (Photo) - 05/08/19

The Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division's Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) continues to work diligently to prevent gun violence city-wide by proactively seizing illegally possessed and used firearms, working with community partners to break the cycle of violence through appropriate community referrals and coordination of resources, and investigation of gun-related violence that has occurred with the goal of identifying those responsible.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team is providing the following information about the unit's work and current statistics on gun violence in the City of Portland:

* The Gun Violence Reduction Team transitioned from a gang-related gun crimes focus to triaging all shooting cases as of October 2018. Calls to 911 reporting shots fired between October 2018 to March 2019 are down 28%, since this change was made.
* So far this year, the unit has triaged 135 shootings. Of these, the team responded to 99 shooting scenes, and assigned 76 felony level shooting cases to the team's Detectives.
* In these 135 shootings, 34 individuals were struck and injured by gunfire, 13 community members lives were taken, and 655 casings have been recovered so far.
* Since instituting the new model in October, the number of shootings per month has been trending downward (November-34; December-35, January-34, February-31, March-32, and April-29 shootings).
* The NIBIN (National Integrated Ballistic Information Network) program continues to provide critical investigative leads on shootings in a quick time frame. The unit has experienced a 27% success rate in linking cases for serial shooters. This program is made possible through a collaborative effort with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and the Portland Area Crime Gun Initiative. These efforts are all components of the Crime Gun Intelligence Centers (CGICs), an interagency collaboration focused on the immediate collection, management, and analysis of crime gun evidence, such as shell casings, in real time, in an effort to identify shooters, disrupt criminal activity, and to prevent future violence. For more information about CGICs, visit https://crimegunintelcenters.org/

Illegal firearm recoveries in the City of Portland were as follows:
* 2017-759
* 2018-1034
* 2019 YTD-322 (If the current pace continues, an estimated 1300 firearms will likely be seized for 2019)

While some of the work can be measured in statistics, the positive relationships the team members have built both in the community and with outside agency partners are critical and beyond measure.

Photographs related to recent shooting cases are being attached to demonstrate the gravity and complexity of the cases. These photographs were taken during recent investigations, including:
* A ride share operator who was fueling the ride share vehicle when gunfire erupted nearby. The driver took cover by leaning over into the passenger seat. The vehicle was struck once by gunfire and a bullet penetrated the windshield and struck the space where the driver had been sitting seconds prior,
* A "road rage" case involving a victim with two very young children in a car. The car was struck multiple times by gunfire with the rounds penetrating the interior of the vehicle, narrowly missing the two young children,
* A home that was struck by numerous rounds of gunfire which was occupied by two elderly people. The rounds penetrated multiple walls in the house.
Additionally, several examples of illegal firearms recovered by the Tactical Operations Division are attached. (PHOTOS)

"Portland has not been immune to gun violence for quite some time. It negatively impacts all of us who live in, work in, or visit the city," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "The work being done by the Gun Violence Reduction Team is cutting edge because of the collaborative approach and investigative response. We rely upon them to continue the collaboration with community partners to reduce gun violence city-wide using nationally recognized best practices."

In addition to the partnerships focusing on gun violence reduction, community members play an important part. The Portland Police Bureau works closely with the Office of Youth Violence Prevention and Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging individuals to take a stand against violence in the area.

For information about the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, please visit http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/ To find information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, follow this link: 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/

There are several unsolved gun crimes investigators are hoping to get the public's help with. 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 felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

"As a native of Portland, and someone who has been part of it's gang culture since 1988, I firmly believe the termination of the Gang Violence Reduction Team would have a negative impact on community safety," said Royal Harris, community member, "GVRT Officers are the boots on the ground relationship that we need to replicate to embed police as part of the community."

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Robbery and Shooting Investigation Overnight in Northeast Portland - No Known Injuries - 05/08/19

On Wednesday May 8, 2019, at approximately 2:20 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a disturbance at a residence in the 3600 block of Northeast 90th Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and received information that a suspect or suspects entered a residence to commit a robbery, got into a physical confrontation with someone in the house, then fled the area after firing a shot from a handgun.

There were no injuries or property damage as a result of the shooting and very little suspect information shared with police.

The Portland Police Bureau's Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) was consulted about the preliminary investigation; however, Robbery detectives will be assigned the follow-up investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident may contact Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405.

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PPB Planning for Permitted Demonstration and March on May 8-Traffic Disruption Downtown Anticipated - 05/07/19

The Portland Police Bureau would like to inform the public there is a rally and permitted march planned in downtown Portland on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. The Oregon Education Association plans a rally at 11 a.m. at Gov. Tom McCall Waterfront Park. A march is planned to start at noon, traveling from the park, across SW Naito Parkway, west on SW Taylor Street, south on SW Third Avenue, east on SW Columbia Street, across SW Naito Parkway again and returning to the park. The march is scheduled to conclude at approximately 2:00 p.m. at Waterfront Park.

The Portland Police Bureau encourages road users to be aware of the potential for traffic interruptions due to the permitted march. The Portland Police Bureau is working with event organizers and the Portland Bureau of Transportation with the goal of safely facilitating this demonstration and march. Officers will be directing traffic around the event.

The intent of law enforcement during this event, and all demonstration events, is to provide a safe environment for all participants, non-participants, and community members, while ensuring the peaceful exercise of the First Amendment. To this end, there will be a law enforcement presence in the area of the demonstrations, as needed, to facilitate a safe event.

"We appreciate the organizers working with us to enhance safety and the public for their patience tomorrow while this march progresses along the route," said Assistant Chief Ryan Lee.

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

The Portland Police Bureau has produced a video in collaboration with some of our partners related to free speech and assembly events. This video can be found at this link: https://youtu.be/JViQB2zcoIc

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Shots in Lents Neighborhood, Two Crime Scenes - 05/03/19

On Friday, May 3, 2019 at 7:43 P.M., East Precinct officers responded to a report of shots being fired at a gas station in the 8400 block of Southeast Foster Road in the Lents Neighborhood. When officers arrived they did not find any shooting victims. Witnesses said two cars had left the scene. However, another vehicle struck by gunfire remained at the scene. That vehicle was getting gas and had been struck by a bullet, narrowly missing a man sitting in the vehicle.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team responded to assume the investigation. They learned that a vehicle drove by the gas station. Someone in that vehicle fired shots at another vehicle waiting to get gas. But the suspect vehicle and the victim vehicle drove away before police arrived.

A short time later, East Precinct officers got another shots fired call in the area of Southeast 83rd Avenue and Southeast Woodstock Boulevard. Responding officers found evidence of gunfire in that area.

Investigators have indications that these shootings are related. They will look into if they are related to the earlier shots call in the Hazelwood neighborhood.

As of yet, no victims have come forward.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against 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 this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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.

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Shots Fired in Hazelwood Neighborhood, Several Vehicles Struck - 05/03/19

On Friday, May 3, 2019 at 3:58 P.M., East Precinct officers responded to a report of shots being fired in the Hazelwood Neighborhood. Upon arrival, they located evidence of gunfire in a shopping center parking lot in the 10000 block of Northeast Halsey Street. Several parked cars had bullet strikes.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team responded and assumed the investigation. Witnesses reported seeing multiple males, at least one armed with a gun, running after another group of males.

As of yet, no victims have come forward.

Preliminary information suggests that the people involved were running through the parking lot and were not in the shopping center before the shooting. However, investigators are still gathering information. They would like to hear from any witnesses that have not been in contact with police about this incident.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against 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 this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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.

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UPDATE: Information about Disturbance Response Times and Actions - 05/03/19

On May 1, 2019, at 7:29 p.m., the Bureau of Emergency Communications (BOEC) dispatch received a call in the area of Northeast 8th Avenue and Northeast Couch Street that about 30 people were getting ready to march and some had helmets and someone had a baton. At 7:36 p.m., there was an update that there was a fight and someone was saying they had a gun, but no gun was seen.

One minute after the report of the fight, the Portland Police Bureau's airplane unit was on scene, monitoring, and providing updates to patrol. The Police Bureau was back to normal operations after May Day events had finished hours earlier. Central Precinct Officers responded and had officers staged and waiting for cover four minutes after the fight call.

As officers were waiting for cover, updates continued to come in with reports of people throwing sticks, rocks, glass, and the deployment of pepper spray. Bats were also reported to be in the crowd and members of the crowd were reported to be in "riot gear."

Supervisors called for additional units city-wide to respond to this tumultuous scene. A hasty team was created in the event of an immediate life safety incident where the officers were prepared to go in and save someone if their life was in imminent danger. Officers continued to monitor and receive updates while they waited for appropriate resources to respond. They observed that both groups had opportunities to disengage and leave, but appeared to be actively engaging in the violent behavior against each other.

When the appropriate resources arrived, officers went in as a team and the groups had separated. Officers contacted both groups and asked if there were victims or witnesses who wanted to report crimes and both groups declined.

It is important for the public to understand that it takes time for police response to spontaneous fights between groups of individuals who are armed and actively engaging in violence. Additionally, officers are trained to use sound tactics and utilize appropriate resources to engage in violent crowd situations for the safety of themselves and the public. It is different if there is an event that is planned and on-going and police are nearby and can insert themselves quickly to quell a disturbance.

When resources have to respond from across the city, it takes time and it also delays emergency response to other calls for service. Additionally, there is a time delay from the time a call taker speaks to callers on the phone at the dispatch center, the call taker transfers the information to a dispatcher, the dispatcher relays the information to the officer, and then the officer responds.

The Portland Police Bureau is actively investigating this incident.The Police Bureau continues to ask persons who believe they were victims of crimes which require investigation to contact the non emergency number at (503) 823-3333 to report those crimes.

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The Portland Police Bureau continues to follow up on the disturbance from May 1st, 2019, near Northeast 8th Avenue and Northeast Couch Street. At this time, no victims of assault have made reports to the police. The Police Bureau is asking persons who believe they were victims of crimes which require investigation to contact the non emergency number at (503) 823-3333 to report those crimes.

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On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at 7:29 p.m., Central and North Precinct Officers responded to a disturbance in the area of Northeast 8th Avenue and Northeast Couch Street. It was reported that an estimated 60 people were involved in a fight and someone may have deployed mace.

Police response city-wide was put on priority calls only so officers could respond to this incident from throughout the City. Information came in that a subject was unconscious in the area, but officers did not locate that person in the area they were reported to be and no further updates were provided.

As officers arrived, the two groups had separated. Officers contacted both groups and no one self-identified as a victim or wanted to make a police report. Officers are aware there may be video of the event, and are interested in that video footage.

This is an open investigation and follow-up is planned to identify if crimes were committed and if arrests are appropriate. The Portland Police Bureau will review video and images of today's event in an attempt to identify people who were involved in criminal activity.

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 this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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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Jami Resch
Chief Outlaw Selects New Deputy Chief, Assistant Chief (Photo) - 05/03/19

On Friday, May 3, 2019, Chief Danielle Outlaw announced she has selected Assistant Chief Jami Resch, who currently oversees the Investigations Branch, as the new Deputy Chief. Commander Andy Shearer, who currently oversees the Tactical Operations Division, will be promoted to Assistant Chief/Investigations. The two will be sworn in at a ceremony on May 23, 2019.

"Assistant Chief Jami Resch brings a strong balance of perspective and experience to the role of Deputy Chief. Commander Andrew Shearer has a proven track record of excellence and he will be a great addition to the Chief's Office as the Assistant Chief of Investigations," said Chief Danielle Outlaw, "We are excited for these changes as we continue to move forward in the realm of contemporary policing."

A bio for Assistant Chief Resch can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/680633

A bio for the Commander Shearer can be found here:
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/680634

Photos are attached to this release.

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Attached Media Files: Jami Resch , Andrew Shearer
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Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 05/03/19

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- 5/3/19 - 6/2/19
* Directive 730.00, Bureau Response to Active Violence Incidents (*This is a new directive.)

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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UPDATE #2: Death in the Linnton Neighborhood - 05/03/19

The Medical Examiner's Office has concluded its investigation. The autopsy showed the death was not suspicious in nature.

Respecting the family's wishes, nothing further will be released concerning this case.

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The investigation continues into this weekend's homicide. The victim and cause of death will be released once the medical examiner determines the cause of death.

This is an active investigation and no further details can be released at this time.

Anyone with information relating to this incident should contact Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-0696.

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Homicide detectives have completed their on-scene investigation into this morning's suspicious death in the Linnton Neighborhood. Northwest Hoge Avenue has been reopened.

The identity of the deceased and cause and manner of death will not be released until sometime after the autopsy. That is scheduled for Monday morning at 10:00 A.M.

This is an active investigation and no further details can be released at this time.

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On Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 9:50 A.M., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a person found unconscious at a house in the 9900 Block of Northwest Hoge Avenue in the Linnton Neighborhood. Officers and medical personnel responded and determined that a person was deceased. Based on the circumstances, the Homicide Detail is responding to conduct an investigation. The Medical Examiner will determine a cause and manner of death.

Northwest Hoge Avenue at Northwest Saint Helens Road is blocked off during the investigation. There is no parking at the closure site. Any responding media should not park there. The closest parking location is off of Northwest 105th Avenue.

No further information at this time.

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PPB Investigating Possible Road Rage in Sellwood-One Male Shot - 05/02/19

On Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 10:30 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 1800 block of Southeast Umatilla Street on the report of a male who was shot.

When officers arrived, they searched for suspects and victims injured by the reported gunfire. Officers located a male adult who was injured. He was transported to an area hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

Members with the Tactical Operation Division's Gun Violence Reduction Team are responding to assist. Preliminary information suggests there may be a road rage element to this incident.

Southeast Umatilla Street from 17 to 18 Avenues is closed while the scene is searched and evidence is preserved. The closure will likely last for two to three hours. It is early in the investigation and there is no additional information to provide at this time.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance footage of the shooting is asked to contact Detective Brian Declercque at (503) 823-2056 or at brian.declercque@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Brent Christensen at (503) 823-2087 or brent.christensen@portlandoregon.gov

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against 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/

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UPDATE: Portland May Day Events Conclude -- Peaceful Events, No Arrests - 05/01/19

On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, several free speech/assembly events occurred in Portland, specifically at Elizabeth Caruthers Park, Holladay Park, and Chapman Square. The protest events were held over the course of approximately four hours.

Prior to the start of and during the event, liaison officers attempted to communicate with all groups to help facilitate a safe environment for everyone involved.

Overall, the events were peaceful in nature. For a short time, some streets were blocked in the Southwest waterfront area. The police sound truck made announcements for people to get out of the street for everyone's safety. The group eventually moved back to the park and then dispersed.

No arrests were made and no force was used by police during any of the events related to demonstrations.

"We asked participants to peacefully and safely demonstrate and they did," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "Those involved demonstrated the ability to exercise their rights in a peaceful manner, which we appreciate. Thanks to all those involved in the planning and collaboration on the law enforcement and partner side to make this a successful day."

Throughout the afternoon, the Portland Police Bureau provided information to protesters through announcements on a sound truck equipped with long-range acoustic speakers. The purpose of the sound truck announcements is to increase community safety by communicating police expectations and reminding people to peaceably protest. Sound trucks are also used to warn community members of potential force deployment by law enforcement as a means to give individuals an opportunity to avoid force by complying with officer orders.

The Portland Police Bureau also provided information and updates on Twitter, including announcements provided by the sound trucks: https://twitter.com/PortlandPolice

Commendations or complaints about officer conduct today should be directed to the Office of Independent Police Review (IPR) at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/ipr/26646?

The Police Bureau reminds community members that demonstrations generally do not require any permit from the City of Portland; however, any event held in the street and/or sidewalk, such as runs, walks, marches, parades or bicycle races must have a permit granted by the City of Portland. Additionally, event organizers are encouraged to work with the City of Portland to ensure a safe event for participants and non-participants.

To learn more about the permitting process or to file a request for a permit, please visit the Portland Bureau of Transportation's Special Events page at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/?c=29979

At this time no arrests have been made in relation to incidents that occurred during today's demonstrations. If a crime was committed, we encourage victims to come forward with information. Victims, witnesses or people with knowledge of assaults should contact the Detective Division at 503-823-0479. Anyone with information about other criminal activity during today's events should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

The Portland Police Bureau will review video and images of today's events in an attempt to identify people who were involved in criminal activity.

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 this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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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The Portland Police Bureau would like to inform the public there are multiple demonstrations planned throughout Portland on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Demonstration activity is scheduled to begin at approximately 12:00 p.m. and concluding at approximately 6:00 p.m. At this time, there are no known plans or permits for street marches associated to any of the events.

Events are being held in the South Waterfront area, Downtown and Holladay Park.

The intent of law enforcement during these and all demonstration events is to provide a safe environment for all participants, non-participants, and community members, while ensuring the peaceful exercise of the First Amendment. To this end, there will be a law enforcement presence in the area of the demonstrations, as needed, to keep the peace. Persons attending any of the events should not bring any weapons or items that can be used as weapons to any of the events.

The Portland Police Bureau has produced a video in collaboration with some of our partners related to free speech and assembly events. This video can be found at this link: https://youtu.be/JViQB2zcoIc

PPB wants to remind the public of the following Portland City Codes and Federal regulations concerning Federal Property:

*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

* There also are specific conduct rules and laws that apply to Federal facilities and properties, such as Terry Schrunk Plaza. Rules and laws related to Federal property may be located at https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2011-title41-vol3/pdf/CFR-2011-title41-vol3-part102-id987.pdf and https://www.dhs.gov/fps-visitors

Incidents that threaten life, safety or property will be investigated thoroughly. People who participate in illegal behavior, including acts of physical violence, may be subject to immediate arrest or citation on Saturday, or at a later time after additional investigation.

The Police Bureau attempts to work with all event organizers to establish an environment where community members may safely practice their First Amendment Rights of speech and assembly. The Police Bureau Liaison Team is available to assist event organizers in planning a safe event for participants, Portland community members, and businesses. Liaison Officers may be contacted at: PPBLiaison@portlandoregon.gov or through its Twitter account: @PPBLiaison

The Police Bureau encourages:

* Event organizers to communicate with liaison officers so the Police Bureau is aware of the needs and intentions of the groups represented by the respective organizers;
* People who observe suspicious items or activity or are aware of incidents that place a person's life, safety or property in danger should contact police in person or by calling 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; and
* Listen to and adhere to directions provided by the Police Bureau's public address vehicle. The announcements provide important information about officers' observations, what actions demonstrators and counter-demonstrators must take and what action the Police Bureau may take.

Although there are no known plans or permits issued for street marches associated with any of the known events, the Portland Police Bureau encourages road users to be aware of the potential for traffic interruptions should a spontaneous march develop during the day. People engaged in demonstration march activity should remain on sidewalks and obey traffic laws.

The Police Bureau reminds community members that demonstrations generally do not require any permit from the City of Portland; however, any event held in a street and/or sidewalk, such as runs, walks, marches, parades or bicycle races or City parks must have a permit granted by the City of Portland. Additionally, event organizers are encouraged to work with the City of Portland to ensure a safe event for participants and non-participants.

To learn more about the permitting process or to file a request for a road use permit, please visit the Portland Bureau of Transportation's Special Events page at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/?c=29979 for Parks Bureau permits, please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/38280

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

The Portland Police Bureau's Directive, 0635.10 Crowd Management/Crowd Control can be found at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/649358

Anyone with information about criminal behavior being planned prior to this event, or observes criminal behavior during this event, or learns of it after this event, is asked to share it by email to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov.

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UPDATE: Police Release Identification of Suspect Involved in Stabbing (Photo) - 05/01/19

Please see correction for subject's name:

The Portland Police Bureau, East County Major Crimes Team, Multnomah County District Attorney's Office and City of Portland's Independent Police Review continue to investigate the officer-involved shooting that occurred on Monday, April 29, 2019, at 13136 Southeast Center Street.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office has identified the deceased suspect as 42 year-old Jeb Colin Brock. The Medical Examiner determined the cause of death was the result of gunshot wounds. Toxicology results are pending. Next of kin have been notified.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. The Portland Police Bureau's directive outlining the procedures followed after an officer involved shooting may be found at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/656780

Following the Multnomah County District Attorney's investigation and court proceedings, additional information will be released as appropriate.

As part of the use of force review process, the Bureau will conduct an internal review of the entire incident and the case will go before the Police Review Board (PRB), which is comprised of community members, Bureau members and representatives from the Independent Police Review.

Once the entire investigation and legal processes are complete, the investigative files and any grand jury transcripts will be posted on the Bureau's Open Data page and can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/52175

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Portland Police Bureau Detective Vince Cui at 503-823-0449 or at vince.cui@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Travis Law at 503-823-0395 or at travis.law@portlandoregon.gov

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The investigation into the multiple stabbings continues. Two of the victims, including the female, were treated and released from area hospitals. The two other adult males are reported to be in stable condition at area hospitals.

The baby who was present during the incident was cared for by family and has since been re-united with the mother.

The autopsy for the deceased suspect is scheduled for May 1. The identity of the deceased will not be released publicly until after the autopsy and next of kin are notified. There is no timeframe from when this will be at this time.

This is all of the information we are able to release at this point in the investigation.

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Portland Police have released the names of the Bureau members involved in Monday morning's shooting that occurred at 13136 Southeast Center Street. The Bureau members were: 10-year veteran Sergeant James Mooney and 2-year veteran Officer Michael Gonzalez, who used lethal force during this incident when confronting the suspect. In addition, 2.5-year veteran Officer Aaron Rizzo deployed less lethal force during the incident. All involved officers are on paid administrative leave, as per policy, while the investigation continues.

There is no further information for release at this time.

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The investigation into the multiple stabbings and the subsequent officer-involved shooting continues. Investigators have learned that officers located the adult female victim while she was being held at knife point in the residence. The baby was in the same room with the female victim and the suspect. The baby, who was previously reported to be under 1 year of age, is actually one-and-a-half years old. Officers were able to safely remove the baby, then address the suspect.

The identity of the deceased suspect will be released after the autopsy is completed by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office and next of kin are notified. The involved officers will be identified as per policy. There are no other anticipated updates for today.

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Portland Police Detectives and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office continue to investigate this morning's officer-involved shooting. Preliminary information learned is that East Precinct officers were dispatched to a stabbing at a residence at 13136 Southeast Center Street at 4:14 a.m. As officers were arriving, they learned of multiple victims who had been stabbed and the suspect was still inside. Two stabbing victims were outside of the residence when officers arrived and more occupants were inside with the suspect. Officers engaged the suspect inside the residence and an officer-involved shooting occurred. Less lethal munitions and lethal munitions were deployed.

The suspect, a male adult, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victims were provided emergency medical care at the scene. 4 adult victims (3 males, 1 female) were transported to area hospitals for treatment of substantial injuries from stab wounds. Conditions are unknown at this time. An infant less than a year-old was inside the residence and is unharmed. The suspect was known to the victims. The three involved officers were not injured.

The investigation is in its early stages and additional information will be released as the investigation continues and more information is learned. There is not believed to be a danger to the community in relation to this incident at this time.

The area affected by this incident is on Southeast Center Street from 131-133 Avenues and Southeast 132nd Avenue from Cora to Francis. This area will remain closed to the public for an undetermined time while investigators process the scene.

"Based upon preliminary information, it appears our officers acted quickly and heroically to save lives," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "We will learn more details as the investigation unfolds and appreciate the community's patience as we gather the details of what transpired."

The identity of the subject and officers involved will be released at a later time. Per policy, the involved officers will remain on paid administrative leave until the completion of the investigation and Grand Jury.

Following the Grand Jury, the Bureau may release additional information as appropriate.
As part of the use of force review process, the Bureau will conduct an internal review of the entire incident and the case will go before the Police Review Board (PRB), which is comprised of community members, Bureau members and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. The Portland Police Bureau's directive outlining the procedures followed after an officer involved shooting may be found at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/656780

Once the entire investigation and legal process is complete, the investigative files and any grand jury transcripts will be posted on the Bureau's Open Data page and can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/52175

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Portland Police Bureau Detective Vince Cui at 503-823-0449 or at vince.cui@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Travis Law at 503-823-0395 or at travis.law@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Brock Photo
Larison Photo
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Update: Suspect Booked into Jail Identified (Photo) - 05/01/19

The suspect who was arrested for the stabbing incident on April 30th in the 200 block of Northwest Couch Street has been identified as 27 year-old Jeffery M. Larison. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Assault II, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and a warrant. (PHOTO)

This is an on-going investigation. If anyone has information or video of the incident, they are encouraged to contact Assault Detective Arjay Dran at (503) 823-0483 or arjay.dran@portlandoregon.gov

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On Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at 8:53 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 200 block of Northwest Couch Street on the report of a subject who had been stabbed.

When officers arrived they located an adult male who appeared to have a stab wound. The injured man was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital. The victim's condition is believed to be non-life threatening at this time.

Witnesses in the area provided updates on a possible suspect who was leaving the area on foot. An adult male was arrested by officers in the area of Southwest Park Avenue and Southwest Ankeny Street. Officers are continuing to try to determine what led up to the stabbing and the identity of the arrested subject. There is no identified risk to the public at this time.

Northwest Couch Street from 2nd to 3rd Avenues is closed while the officers and criminalists process the evidence at the crime scene. The closure is estimated to be for 1-2 hours.

This is an on-going investigation. If anyone has information about this incident, they are encouraged to call non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

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Attached Media Files: Larison Photo
PPB Investigating Stabbing in Hillsdale Neighborhood-Male Adult Injured - 04/30/19

On Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at approximately 7:37 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of someone shot in the area of Southwest Capitol Highway and Southwest Terwilliger Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and located an injured adult male victim. The victim was transported to an area hospital by ambulance where he is being treated. His condition is undetermined at this time.

Investigators learned the victim was injured as the result of a stabbing, not a shooting. There is no evidence of a shooting related to this incident. It is early in the investigation and there are no further details for release at this time.

The Portland Police Bureau's Assault Detectives will be the primary investigators for this case. Anyone with information about this incident or suspect is asked to contact Assault Detectives at 503-823-0400.

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Hit and Run Crash Involving Child in East Portland - 04/29/19

On Monday, April 29, 2019, at 6:05 p.m., East Precinct Officers responded to Southeast 107th Avenue and Southeast Division Street on a report of a child who had been hit by a vehicle. The involved vehicle and driver sped off. The vehicle was described as a white sedan and an unknown driver was operating the car. It was last seen Eastbound on Division, then possibly Westbound from Southeast 111th Avenue from Powell Boulevard.

The 6 year-old female child was treated on scene, then transported to an area hospital for what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

Preliminary information suggests the child and her mother had activated the lights for the marked cross walk in the intersection and cars had stopped. As they started crossing in the cross walk, the suspect vehicle passed the stopped vehicles on the right hand side, in the bike lane, then struck the child. The vehicle continued without stopping. The mother was not hit.

If anyone has information about this hit and run crash or the involved parties, they are encouraged to call non-emergency police dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Lloyd Neighborhood - 04/29/19

On Monday, April 29, 2019, at 6:36 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Northeast 11th Avenue and Northeast Holladay Street on the report of multiple shots heard.

When officers arrived, they searched for suspects and victims injured by the reported gunfire. Officers have not located any injured victims connected with this shooting investigation. There have been no reports of anyone arriving at area hospitals with injuries as a result of this shooting.

As officers continued their investigation, they canvassed the area and located evidence of gunfire. A nearby business sustained several strikes to the building, which was occupied at the time, but no one was injured.

Preliminary information suggest someone was shooting from a vehicle in the area. There is no description or direction of travel available at this time.

Members with the Tactical Operation Division's Gun Violence Reduction Team are responding to assist. It is early in the investigation and there is no additional information to provide at this time.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance footage of the shooting is asked to contact the Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against 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/

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Armed Kidnapping Suspect Arrested by Police (photo) (Photo) - 04/29/19

On Sunday, April 29, 2019 at 12:51 P.M., East Precinct officers responded to the 8400 Block of Northeast Broadway on a report of a disturbance where one person involved was threatening at least one other person with a shotgun. As officers responded, they were updated that two people involved in the disturbance were leaving in a blue car. An officer located a vehicle matching that description at Northeast 82nd Avenue and Northeast Tillamook Street. Officers from East and North Precincts responded to assist. Due to the information that there was an armed suspect, the officers conducted a high risk stop on the vehicle. Two people were taken into custody. A shotgun was located in the trunk of the vehicle and seized as evidence.

Officers learned that the suspect pointed the shotgun at a victim, who was known to him. The suspect also pointed the shotgun at other people in the area, before ordering the victim into the vehicle and driving away.

Detectives responded to assume the investigation. They booked 53-year-old Timothy E. Thompson(photo) in the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Kidnap in the First Degree, Assault in the Second Degree, Menacing (3 counts), and Possession of Methamphetamine.

The victim was treated for minor injuries.

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UPDATE: Demonstrators Arrested On Private Property - 04/28/19

Today, Central Precinct officers responded to the 5500 Block of NW Front Avenue to help property managers remove unwanted demonstrators. This was the same location as a demonstration held on April 22, 2019.

When officers arrived, the property owner spoke to the demonstrators and demanded they leave the private property. The trespassers refused to leave. Officers then provided another admonishment for the trespassers to leave. The trespassers again refused to leave the private property. The trespassers, fourteen in total, were each individually given a third warning. When they refused to leave, they were handcuffed and escorted off the property. No force was used during the arrests. The trespassers, who were all arrested on one count of Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, were:

Jan Zuckerman, 60
Richard Peppers, 63
Michael Horner, 69
Deborah Romerein, 67
Lorraine Heller, 86
Margaret Butler, 62
Kenneth Ward, 62
Joan Kirchhoff, 67
Tim Norgren, 45
Patricia Freiberg, 74
Kyler Liu, 30
Steven Goldstein, 73
Mary Vanzant, 61
Emily Carl, 19

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Today, Central Precinct officers responded to the 5500 Block of NW Front Avenue to help property managers remove unwanted demonstrators. When officers arrived, the property owner spoke to the demonstrators and demanded they leave the private property. The trespassers refused to leave. Officers then provided another admonishment for the trespassers to leave. The trespassers again refused to leave the private property. The trespassers, eleven in total, were then handcuffed and escorted off the property after each was given an individual, third warning. No force was used during the arrests. The trespassers, who were all arrested on one count of Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, were:

68-year-old Bonnie McKinlay
62-year-old Margaret H Butler
61-year-old Jan L Zuckerman
63-year-old Diane S Meisenhelter
69-year-old Michael A Horner
19-year-old Emily E Carl
30-year-old Kyler M Liu
69-year-old Susan E Monson
62-year-old Kenneth A Ward
60-year-old Daniel C Pence
42-year-old Tim O Norgren


This action was taken in response to criminal activity and a summary abatement of nuisance property on a public right of way.

Shooting in Kerns Neighborhood Leaves One Deceased - 04/28/19

This morning, Sunday April 28, 2019 at 3:29 A.M., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of gunfire heard in the Kerns neighborhood. Officers located a man lying on the road in the 3100 block of Northeast Multnomah Street. They requested medical assistance, but the man was determined to be deceased.

Detectives from PPB Homicide Division and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to assume the investigation. The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

Officers have the neighborhood closed off for the investigation. Blocked streets are 31st and 33rd Avenues between Sandy Boulevard and Wasco Street. Traffic on Sandy Boulevard is not restricted.

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PPB Providing Extra Patrols at Jewish Places of Worship - 04/27/19

In light of the tragic events this morning at a synagogue in Poway, California, the Portland Police Bureau will be conducting extra patrols in the areas near houses of Jewish worship throughout the City of Portland.

The Bureau has no specific information about any threats, but is being proactive in protecting our community and places of worship of all religions.

"Today's events in Poway are horrific, and their impact is felt around the world as well as here in Portland," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "Our officers will offer an extra presence that we hope will be reassuring to the greater Jewish community. No one should ever be afraid to practice their faith or gather at houses of worship."

The Portland Police Bureau wants the community to know that all threats of violence should to be reported to law enforcement and will be thoroughly investigated.

Emergencies or suspicious activity should be immediately reported to 9-1-1.

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 this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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: Assault With Knife in Old Town Neighborhood, Suspect Detained - 04/27/19

The adult male suspect in the knife assault was interviewed by Assault Detectives, and charges are anticipated. However, he was taken to the hospital to address a pre-existing health condition. His name and charges will not be released until he is booked into jail.

A knife was recovered and seized as evidence.

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On Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 12:10 P.M., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of an assault involving a knife in the 100 block of Northwest 6th Avenue. When they arrived, they found a female suffering a knife wound to the foot. The victim was transported to a hospital and was determined to have non-life threatening injuries.

Responding officers detained a male suspect nearby. Detectives from the Assault Detail are responding to assume the investigation.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's King Neighborhood - 04/26/19

On Friday, April 26, 2019, at 7:08 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 5800 block of Northeast Martin Luther King Boulevard on the report of a female shot.

When officers arrived, they searched for suspects and victims injured by the reported gunfire. Officers have not located any injured victims connected with this shooting investigation. There have been no reports of anyone arriving at area hospitals with injuries as a result of this shooting.

As officers continued their investigation, they canvassed the area and located evidence of gunfire.

Members with the Tactical Operation Division's Gun Violence Reduction Team are responding to assist. It is early in the investigation and there is no additional information to provide at this time.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance footage of the shooting is asked to contact the Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against 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/

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UPDATE: Victim from Shooting in Lents Neighborhood Dies at Hospital (Photo) - 04/25/19

The victim of the shooting near the 8400 block of Southeast Foster Road died at an area hospital yesterday afternoon. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office performed an autopsy and determined the death was a result of a gunshot wound.

The victim has been identified as James G. Richardson, a 39 year-old male. Family has been notified. (PHOTO)

This is an active investigation. If anyone has information about the incident or what led up to it, contact Homicide Detective Mark Slater at (503) 823-9319 or mark.slater@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Erik Kammerer at (503) 823-0762 or erik.kammerer@portlandoregon.gov

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On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at 10:09 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 8400 block of Southeast Foster Road on the report of a subject who had been shot.

When officers arrived, they located an adult male with what appeared to be a gunshot injury. He was provided emergency medical care at the scene, then was transported to an area hospital. His condition is considered life threatening.

As officers continued their investigation, they canvassed the area and located evidence of gunfire. Members with the Tactical Operation Division's Gun Violence Reduction Team and criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to assist. Major thoroughfares remain open, but some side streets in the area are closed for the investigation.

This investigation is ongoing and there is no additional information to provide at this time. Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance footage of the shooting is asked to contact the Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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Attached Media Files: Richardson Photo
UPDATE #2: Pedestrian Identified from Fatal Crash (CORRECTION) - 04/25/19

The pedestrian who died was named Larry D. Dill, Sr. An inadvertent typo was brought to our attention from the prior release where an "s" was added to his last name.

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The pedestrian who died in the crash early this morning has been identified as 77 year-old Larry D. Dills, Sr. The family has been notified. The impacted roads have been re-opened. There is no further information to release at this time.

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On Thursday, April 25, 2019, at 12:56 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a call of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle in the 6400 block of Northeast Columbia Boulevard. Medical personnel arrived just prior to responding officers and determined the pedestrian was deceased on scene.

The Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to the scene to assume the investigation.

The involved driver of a taxi cab stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators. The taxi driver had picked up a fare at the airport and was traveling Westbound when the crash occurred.

The pedestrian, an adult male, was a delivery driver who appeared to have pulled his delivery truck out into the road, then returned to close a gate when he was struck by the taxi cab.

Impairment and speed do not appear to be factors in this crash. This is an on-going investigation and no arrests or citations have been made at this time.

Columbia Boulevard is closed in both directions from Northeast 60th Avenues to Cully Boulevard. Investigators expect the closure to impact traffic for an estimated hour and a half longer.

If anyone has information relating to this crash, they are asked to contact Traffic Investigator Phil Maynard at 503-823-2216.

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

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

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

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UPDATE: Victim of Shooting Identified (Photo) - 04/25/19

The victim of the shooting near Southeast 93rd Avenue and Southeast Henry Street has been identified. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office performed an autopsy and determined the cause of death was the result of a gunshot wound.

The victim has been identified as Robert Lewis IV, a 34 year-old male. Family has been notified and has provided the attached photos. The family respectfully requests privacy while they grieve the loss of their loved one.

This is an active investigation. If anyone has information about the incident, Homicide Detective Vince Cui can be reached at (503) 823-0449 or vince.cui@portlandoregon.gov

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On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at 7:07 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a subject who had been shot in the area of Southeast 93rd Avenue and Southeast Henry Street. Officers arrived and located an adult male deceased in the area. Officers canvassed for involved parties, witnesses, and evidence and located evidence of gunfire.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Team responded to conduct an investigation. It is early in the investigation and investigators are trying to determine what led up to the shooting. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office will determine the identity of the involved victim, as well as the cause of death.

Neighborhood traffic will be affected for several hours due to this active crime scene and investigation. Southeast 93rd Avenue from Duke to Henry Streets are closed and expected to remain so while this investigation proceeds.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Homicide Detective Vince Cui at (503)823-0449 or vince.cui@portlandoregon.gov or Homicide Detective Travis Law at (503)823-0395 or travis.law@portlandoregon.gov . This is an on-going investigation and information will be released as it becomes available.

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Attached Media Files: Lewis Photo , Lewis Photo 2
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Ortrud Photo
UPDATE #2: PPB Arrests Suspect from Fatal Hit and Run from March 2019-Involved Vehicle Recovered (Photo) - 04/25/19

On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at 3:38 a.m, North Precinct officers responded to a burglary in progress call at the Metropolis Cycle Repair located at 2249 N Williams Avenue. Officers arrived and arrested a suspect, who was later identified as Nolan A. Harris, a 30 year old male. (PHOTO)

Harris was identified as the suspect in the fatal hit and run crash from March 19th, 2019, at Southwest Carson Street and Southwest 45th Avenue where 85 year-old Ortrud Vatheuer was struck and killed.

On April 10th, 2019, the van believed to be involved in the incident was located by a Tukwila Police Department Commander who was out doing a monthly patrol shift in Tukwila, Washington. The vehicle was seized as evidence. (PHOTO)

Harris was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Burglary I, Possession of Burglary Tools, Escape II, Criminal Mischief II, and Failure to Perform Duties of a Driver (with Injury Resulting). Traffic Division investigators are working with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office to determine if other charges are appropriate.

Ortrud's family has been notified of the developments in the case.

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UPDATE: Victim Identified in Fatal Traffic Crash-Suspect Still Outstanding (Photo)

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office has identified the victim who was struck in the fatal hit and run crash on March 19th as 85 year-old Ortrud F. Vatheuer, a Portland resident. Her family has been notified.(Photo)

Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division investigators are still seeking information about the identity of the involved driver and suspect vehicle involved in the incident. Anyone with tips, can contact the Traffic Division at (503) 823-2103.

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PPB's Major Crash Team Responding to Hit and Run Traffic Fatality-Pedestrian Killed
On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at 6:59 A.M., Central Precinct Officers responded to reports of a pedestrian struck at Southwest Carson Street and Southwest 45th Avenue.

The pedestrian, who was struck was pronounced deceased after life-saving efforts were unsuccessful. The pedestrian is an adult female.

The vehicle believed to be involved was described as a red or burgundy older van. It was last seen Northbound on 45th Avenue after the crash.

The Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division's Major Crash Team was activated to investigate the crash. 45th Avenue from Garden Home to Carson Street is closed completely and is expected to remain so for 4-6 hours while this incident is investigated.

Anyone with information about this crash is encouraged to call non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

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Attached Media Files: Ortrud Photo , Harris Photo , Van Photo
Portland Police Bureau Provides Extra Police Presence During Threat Investigation - 04/24/19

In the early morning hours of Wednesday April 24, 2019, the Portland Police Bureau was notified by the Portland FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) of a possible threat to Islamic organizations in Oregon.

As the FBI investigation into the matter was being conducted, an extra police presence was dispatched to a location in Portland, in coordination with the FBI and other Portland area law enforcement.

Once notified by the FBI that JTTF agents and task force members resolved the immediate concerns and determined that there was no known threat to any Islamic center in Oregon, Portland Police officers resumed regular patrol operations.

"We are acutely aware of the horrific and deadly terrorist acts that occurred at houses of worship in Pittsburgh, Christchurch, and Sri Lanka," said Portland Chief Danielle Outlaw. "We will continue to protect houses of worship and religious community centers. All people deserve to be free from the fear of violence."

To learn more about the FBI investigation, visit https://flashalert.net/id/FBIOregon/123963

The Portland Police Bureau asks that any community member that becomes aware of threats of violence to contact law enforcement immediately.

For emergencies and crimes in progress, call 9-1-1.

For non-emergency events that need investigation, call 503-823-3333.

For those community members who want to report threat concerns but have a desire to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers of Oregon will forward any tips to the proper law enforcement agency.

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

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips; Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823; or, call 503-823-HELP (4357).

The Portland Police Bureau has several community advisory groups and outreach opportunities for community members and police officers to come together. One of those groups is the Portland Muslim Community (MAC) Police Council. To learn more about the MAC please visit: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/72132

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UPDATE #2: Portland Homicide Suspect Arrested in Eugene (Photo) - 04/24/19

This afternoon, Wednesday, April 24th, 2019, the U.S. Marshalls Office assisted the Portland Police Bureau in locating and arresting the homicide suspect from the incident on Friday, April 19th. 23 year-old Willie Mitchell was arrested in Eugene, Oregon, on an outstanding warrant related to the murder of 29 year-old Trayontay Jones. (PHOTO)

Mitchell will be booked in Lane County and transported to Multnomah County. Trayontay's family has been notified of this development.

Detective Billy Winters is still interested in any information about those involved in the case or the incident. He can be contacted at (503) 793-0466 or at William.winters@portlandoregon.gov

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The investigation is still continuing into this morning's homicide. The victim is 29-year-old Trayontay D Jones. The autopsy is completed and concluded that he died from a gun shot wound. His family wanted his attached picture released with this update.

We are still not releasing any suspect information for now.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Detective W. Winters at 503-823-0466.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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This morning, around 1:20 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a disturbance outside Shake Bar located at 28 NW 4 Avenue. While en route, officers learned someone had been shot. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Officers called for medical aid and started performing life saving measures. The victim died before before medical arrived.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team, Homicide Detectives and the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to start an investigation. There is no suspect information at this time. There is not believed to be a danger to the public.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. There are not expected to be any updates until at least this afternoon.

Anyone with information or who witnessed this crime is asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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UPDATE: Shooting Investigation Underway In The Glenfair Neighborhood - 04/24/19

The victim in this shooting has been identified as 26-year-old Brianna Fuentes. She is now in stable condition. Fuentes was sitting in a vehicle when the shooting occurred.

Investigators are following up on what led to the shooting.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Meghan Burkeen at 503-823-2092.

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Tonight, April 23rd, 2019 at 20:42 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the intersection of Southeast 146th Avenue and Southeast Stark Street on the report of a woman shot. She is suffering serious injuries and was transported by AMR to a local area hospital.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team along with our Forensic Evidence Division is responding to assist East Precinct officers in their investigation.

There is no suspect information at this time. No updates are expected tonight. The PIO is not responding.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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UPDATE #2: Major Crash Team investigating a fatal crash in NE Portland - 04/23/19

The victim in this crash was identified as 47-year-old Ray Warren Ilar. It appears that Mr. Ilar was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the collision. The suspect in this crash is still at a local area hospital receiving medical treatment.

Anyone with information relating to this crash is asked to contact Traffic Investigator Phillip Maynard 503-823-2216 or at phillip.maynard@portlandoregon.gov

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The investigation is continuing into Saturday night's fatal traffic crash. East Precinct officers responded to the scene of a major crash on Northeast 102 Avenue, on the overpass above the I-84 freeway. Arriving officers learned that three vehicles were involved in the crash, and the Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team (MCT) was activated.

Officers learned that an adult male was driving a red Dodge pickup truck southbound on Northeast 102 Avenue, at speed estimated as approximately 100 mph. The Dodge pickup swerved over the center median into oncoming northbound traffic, colliding head-on with a Lexus SUV that was driving northbound on Northeast 102 avenue.

The driver of the southbound Dodge pickup truck was ejected from his vehicle, sustaining non-life-threatening injuries. He was subsequently transported to a nearby hospital, where he was admitted for treatment. It is believed that the driver of the pickup truck was under the influence of intoxicants. In the course of the preliminary investigations, officers learned that the Dodge pickup truck had been reported stolen earlier in the week.

An adult female had been driving a Lexus SUV, which was in service as an Uber car and carrying an adult male passenger in the rear seat. The female driver suffered serious injuries in the crash and was transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance.

Upon impact, the rear passenger of the Lexus SUV was ejected through the front windshield and died from his injuries.

As a result of the initial collision involving the pickup truck and the Lexus SUV vehicle, the Lexus vehicle was knocked into the path of and collided with a Toyota Sienna minivan that was driving northbound. The third passenger vehicle was driven by a juvenile, who suffered non-life threatening injuries in the crash, and was transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance.

The Multnomah County Medical Examiner and the Portland Police Forensic Evidence Division members responded to the scene. The name of the deceased person will not be released until the Medical Examiner has notified next of kin. No other names will be released at this point.
This is an on-going investigation, and no further information is available at the moment.

The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office was advised of this incident. If anyone has information relating to this investigation, they are asked to call Investigator Phil Maynard at 503-823-2216 or at Phillip.Maynard@portlandoregon.gov

This was the 26th Major Crash Team activation and the 18th fatality investigated by the Major Crash Team this year in the City of Portland.

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

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

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

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The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to Northeast 102nd Avenue over I-84 to assist in a fatal traffic crash investigation. Traffic is affected in the area. Northeast 102nd Avenue is closed in both directions from Northeast Fremont Street to Northeast Morris Court.

No additional information is available at this time. An updated news release will be pushed out as investigators learn more.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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Bank Robbery In Multnomah Village Neighorbood, Suspect Arrested (Photo) - 04/22/19

On Monday, April 22nd, 2019, at 10:59 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the Key Bank, located at 3515 SW Troy Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with employees who told police the suspect, 51-year-old Brett W. Martin, entered the bank and displayed a note demanding money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, Martin left the bank without incident.

Several officers with the Portland Police Bureau and the Beaverton Police Department located the suspect at the intersection of Southwest Beard Road and Southwest Turquoise Loop in Washington County. He was taken into custody without incident.

Martin was transported and lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on a U.S. Marshals Service hold.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail Detective Brett Hawkinson at 503-823-1080 or Brett.Hawkinson@PortlandOregon.gov.

The Portland Police Bureau and the City of Portland's Crime Prevention Program have some safety tips for robbery victims and tips to prevent robberies:

If you are the victim of robbery:

* Remain calm and don't take action if you believe it could potentially jeopardize your safety.
* Communicate your physical actions before moving (e.g.: "I am going to open the drawer now."
* Be a good witness and take note of height, weight, hair and eye color, tattoos, unique features, and other descriptors that you can provide to the police. Write those down when the suspect has left and it is safe to do so.
* Activate a silent alarm only if you can discreetly do so.
* Do not touch anything the suspect has handled.

Robbery Prevention Tips:

1. Store Layout -- Locate cash registers, aisles and displays so that employees can observe all activities within the store.
2. Lighting -- Make sure the lighting in parking lot is adequate in order to eliminate dark hiding spots where possible robbers can "case the store." Make sure interior lighting is bright.
3. Visibility -- Open up sightlines to your property by trimming vegetation or removing large advertising signs on windows so that activities inside or outside of your store can be observed by employees and passersby.
4. Cash Handling -- Adopt cash control policies limiting the amount of cash on hand. All excess cash should be dropped in the safe or deposited. Consider installing a time-release drop safe to minimize the amount of money a robber could take.
5. Training: Implement protocols for employees and have a plan on file all employees are familiar with.
6. Cameras - Use a camera surveillance system that captures clear images under all lighting conditions. Install security cameras at entry points, over cash registers and parking lots at angles that reveal facial and other features of suspicious individuals. Make sure employees know how to access footage for police. Conduct periodic tests to ensure system is working and capturing video.
7. Report suspicious activity -- If you observe someone acting suspiciously, call the police at 9-1-1 for immediate threats to life or property. Otherwise you can call them at the non-emergency number at 503-823-3333.

The most important thing a business can do is promote strong communication between their establishment and their community/neighborhood. Deterrence and identifying suspicious suspects prior to the crime is key. Promote: If you see something, say something.

If your Portland business would like some guidance about improving the security of your establishment, contact the Office of Community & Civic Life's Crime Prevention Program at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/civic/28395


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UPDATE: PPB Investigating Stabbing in Roseway Neighborhood-Life Threatening Injuries (Photo) - 04/22/19

Video of the suspect in this incident has been uploaded onto our social media pages titled "Can You Help? Roseway Attack Suspect".

The victim in this case also wants to speak with media. Interested media should contact Sergeant Brad Yakots.

If anyone has information about this incident, they are encouraged to contact Detective Jeff Sharp at (503) 823-9773 or jeff.sharp@portlandoregon.gov.

Video: https://youtu.be/sgN9BoOIMXM

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On Sunday, March 10, 2019, North Precinct Officers responded to a call of someone stabbed in the area of the 3200 block of Northeast 78th Avenue. The incident was reported to have occurred at about 11:30 P.M.

Officers arrived and located a victim, an adult female. The stabbing victim was treated at the scene for multiple stab wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment. The injuries are reported to be life threatening.

The victim was walking to her home from a friend's house when she was stabbed by a stranger. There are no identified suspects or suspect description at this time. Investigators are trying to determine the identity of the suspect.

If anyone has information about or video of this incident, they are encouraged to contact Detective Jeff Sharp at (503) 823-9773 or jeff.sharp@portlandoregon.gov.

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