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Firearm Photo 2
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UPDATE #2: PPB Serves Search Warrant on Residence-Seizes Cache of Guns, Ammunition (Photo) - 03/08/19

After the incident on March 6th and subsequent arrest of Jonathan Messare, the Portland Police Bureau received information related to violation of a restraining order and firearms possession by Messare. Officers followed up and wrote a search warrant on Messare's residence.

On March 7, 2019, Officers from the Portland Police Bureau's Domestic Violence Reduction Unit and the Central Neighborhood Response Team executed the search warrant in the 2900 block of Southeast Division Street. Officers seized an AR15, a shotgun, a semi-automatic handgun, and a .38 revolver along with ammunition and tactical gear. (PHOTOS)

Additional charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (4 counts) and Violation of a Restraining Order (4 counts) were added to Messare's original charges. Messare's photograph became available and is attached.

"This is a great example of the dedication and collaboration between PPB's investigative teams," said Chief Danielle Outlaw, "Their thoroughness in follow-up produced real results to keep us all safer."



PPB Identifies Suspect Arrested Near School Yesterday
The Portland Police Bureau identified the male subject who was armed and naked near Hosford Middle School on March 6, 2019, as 34 year-old Jonathan D Messare. He was treated and released after a medical evaluation and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center. (No photo is available at this time).

He was booked on charges including: Assault 2, Assault a Public Safety Officer, Attempted Assault on a Public Safety Officer, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Mischief 1, and Disorderly Conduct 2.

This is still an on-going investigation and detectives are still reviewing the incident and evidence. If anyone has information about this incident, they are encouraged to contact Detective Shaye Samora at (503) 823-0416 or shaye.samora@portlandoregon.gov.



On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, Central Precinct officers responded to an emergency call near Hosford Middle School in the 2300 block of Southeast 28th Place. Multiple callers reported seeing an agitated male who was yelling and appeared to be armed with a hatchet. Additionally, the male was taking his clothing off. Hosford Middle School was placed into lockdown as a precaution.

Officers arrived and contacted the male who was armed with a hatchet and knife. Officers gave direction to the male, who threw the hatchet and knife down, then charged at the officers. The male was arrested and during the arrest, he stabbed a Sergeant with a smaller knife that was concealed in his hand. The Sergeant sustained a non-life threatening injury to the hand. Two knives, a hatchet, and a multi-tool were seized. (Photo attached)

The subject appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance. He was not injured, but was taken to an area hospital for evaluation due to his intoxication.
The Sergeant was treated and released for the non-life threatening injury.

This is an on-going investigation. The identity of the involved subject and the criminal charges are not available for release at this time.


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