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News Release
Armed Passenger Arrested During Gun Violence Reduction Team Patrol (Photo) - 10/09/19

Tactical Operation Division officers have been conducting focused patrols in the city due to several shootings and firearm recoveries in the past few months. On Saturday, October 5, 2019, at 12:53 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop of car without a license plate in the 9400 block of Southeast Raymond Street.

During the traffic investigation, a passenger was found to be in possession of a handgun.

The armed suspect, 21-year-old Dontae Mathis, was arrested on one count each of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a loaded firearm in public (city code) and felon in possession of a firearm. Another passenger, 18-year-old Hassan Smith, was also arrested for a probation violation.

Both suspects were transported and lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

The handgun and other evidence were seized and placed into property.

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 athttps://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)


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