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17-Year-Old Stabbed at New Columbia Apartments - Gang Enforcement Team Investigating (Photo) - 03/28/15
On Saturday March 28, 2015, at 8:46 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers responded to the 8900 block of North Newman Avenue on the report of a a stabbing.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the 17-year-old male victim who was suffering from a stab wound. Medical personnel transported the victim by ambulance to a Portland hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Officers talked to several witnesses who told police that a group of 7-10 African American males wearing red clothing were involved in the stabbing.

GET officers are at the scene and will be leading the investigation.

Anyone with information about the stabbing is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at (503) 823-3333.

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Suspect Charged with Murder After Overnight Shooting in Eliot Neighborhood (Photo) - 03/28/15
On Saturday March 28, 2015, at 1:09 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at a residence on Northeast Morris Street, between Williams and Rodney Avenues.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and found 46-year-old Arthur James Palmer III deceased from a gunshot wound to the head. Mr. Palmer was found in the front yard of a residence.

Officers began talking with several witnesses and learned that Palmer and his cousin, 51-year-old William Palmer Heyser, were involved in an argument and Heyser shot Palmer with a shotgun, killing him.

Heyser remained at the scene with other family members and was arrested without incident. A shogun was seized from the scene.

Heyser and Palmer lived next door to each other.

Heyser was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Murder and will be arraigned on Monday.

Anyone with additional information about the shooting should contact Detective Rico Beniga at (503) 823-0457, rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov.

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Deadly Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Eliot Neighborhood - 03/28/15
On Saturday March 28, 2015, at 1:09 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at a residence on Northeast Morris Street, between Williams and Rodney Avenues.

Officers arrived and medical personnel arrived and found an adult male in the front yard, deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. Officers began talking with several people at the residence, including another adult male who was involved in the shooting.

At this point in the investigation, there are no suspects outstanding and there does not appear to be any risk to the community.

Homicide detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to begin a death investigation.

The next update on this investigation is not expected until late-Saturday morning.

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Shooting Investigation Underway at Northeast 162nd and Halsey - No Victim Located Yet - 03/26/15
On Thursday March 26, 2015, at 5:03 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting.

Multiple officers arrived in the area and have located evidence of gunfire but have not yet located any gunshot victims.

Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers are responding to the scene to assist with the investigation.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

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Gang-Related Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's King Neighborhood - No Injuries (Photo) - 03/25/15
On Wednesday March 25, 2015, at 8:29 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers responded to the report of gunshots into a home in the 4000 block of Northeast Mallory Street.

As officers were responding to the call, they heard gunshots in the area of Northeast Grand Avenue and Alberta Street (related to injury shooting of 38-year-old man). Officers arrived in the area of Northeast Mallory Avenue and Shaver Street and located a home in the 4000 block of Mallory Avenue with a gunshot through a window.

The occupant of the home was not injured by the gunshots.

GET officers are familiar with the residence but have not yet determined if this shooting is related to the shooting that happened minutes later a few blocks away.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gang and/or 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.

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.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com , text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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UPDATE: Central Precinct Investigating Possible Attempted Child Abduction - Child Safe, Suspect in Custody (Photo) - 03/25/15
The suspect in today's attempted child abduction has been identified as 23-year-old Matthew Lee Edwards. Edwards was booked into the Multnomah County Jail this evening on a charge of Attempted Kidnapping in the First Degree. He will be arraigned on Thursday.

Detectives spoke to several witnesses and the child's mother this afternoon and learned that the child, a two-year-old boy, was walking with his mother when Edwards walked up to them, pushed the mother to the ground and tried to grab the child away from her as he claimed the child belonged to a family member.

Several passersby stopped to help the mother and child and force the suspect away from them before calling 9-1-1. The suspect fled the area but was later located by officers checking the neighborhood.

The child was not physically harmed by Edwards, due in large part to the bystanders who stopped to help and call 9-1-1.

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On Wednesday March 25, 2015, at 4:17 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Northwest 23rd Avenue and Lovejoy Street on the report of three adults arguing and a child crying.

Officers arrived at the scene and learned that the incident was actually an attempted child abduction by a stranger. The child was accompanied by two adults at the time of the incident.

The suspect left the area and officers checking the area located the suspect and took him into custody without incident.

The child was not injured and detectives will be responding to assist in the investigation.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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UPDATE #2: Major Crash Team Responding to SE 68th and Division to Investigate Pedestrian and Vehicle-Involved Crash (Photo) - 03/25/15
49-year-old Patrick Miller has been booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Third Degree, Reckless Driving and Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII). Miller will be arraigned on Thursday.

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Traffic Division officers are continuing to investigate the crash at Southeast 68th Avenue and Division Street and expect all traffic to be reopened by approximately 5:00 p.m.

Investigators have learned that the the involved vehicle was westbound on Division, weaving in and out of the traffic lane, as it approached 68th. There is an ongoing Water Bureau construction project in the roadway.

The victim was a traffic safety flagger, wearing an orange safety vest, hard hat and holding a "SLOW" sign for traffic. The vehicle swerved towards her as it continued westbound and struck her at 68th. The vehicle then continued to travel westbound, over a curb and through a grassy area before coming to a stop. The victim was standing on the sidewalk when she was struck by the driver.

The victim, 47-year-old Margot Davis is reported to be in serious condition with multiple injuries but she is expected to survive.

The driver, a 49-year-old male, was taken into custody after investigators located evidence that he was "huffing" nitrous oxide or "whippets" and possibly using controlled substances.

The driver's name and charges will be released after he is booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Wednesday March 25, 2015, East Precinct officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at Southeast 68th Avenue and Division Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the injured adult female pedestrian suffering from life-threatening injuries. She has been transported to a Portland hospital by ambulance.

The driver has remained at the scene.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation into the crash. No cause is known at this time.

Southeast Division Street is closed in both directions at 68th Avenue and will likely remain so for several hours.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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Gang-Related Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's King Neighborhood - One Injured (Photo) - 03/25/15
On Wednesday March 25, 2015, at 8:33 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers responded to the area of Northeast Grand Avenue and Alberta Street on the report of multiple gunshots heard in the area and one man injured.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the 38-year-old male suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment.

Preliminary information indicates that the suspect may have been a passenger in a car that fled the area. The victim is known to GET investigators with a history of gang-related incidents.

GET investigators have responded to the scene to conduct an investigation.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gang and/or 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.

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.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com , text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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UPDATE: Northbound I-5 Bridge Closed as Police Check on Possibly Armed, Suicidal Man (Photo) - 03/25/15
Portland Police have safely taken the man into custody and he'll be going to a Portland hospital for a mental health evaluation. Crisis Negotiators talked to the man on the telephone and convinced him to seek treatment.

Freeway traffic will be open momentarily.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

Northbound I-5 traffic at the Interstate Bridge is closed to all traffic as North Precinct officers and Crisis Negotiators work to contact a suicidal, possibly armed man on the bridge.

All northbound I-5 traffic is being diverted off the freeway and drivers are being encouraged to use I-205 as an alternate route.

Updates will be provided as they are made available.

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Drug Investigators Arrest Two Men, Seize Nearly 14 Pounds of Heroin and $90,000 Cash (Photo) - 03/25/15
On March 19, 2015, Portland Police Bureau Drugs and Vice Division (DVD) investigators assigned to the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Interdiction Task Force (HIT) concluded a three month investigation into a local drug trafficking organization operating in the Portland metropolitan area.

Investigators were conducting surveillance and observed the occupants of two vehicles meet up in Vancouver Washington. Investigators observed the occupants carry items into a garage and close the door. A short time later the parties exited the garage and went in different directions.

Investigators, with the assistance of officers with the Vancouver (WA) Police Department, eventually contacted both vehicles and detained the occupants at Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard and 160th Avenue.

Approximately $90,000 was seized from one vehicle and 13.8 pounds of heroin was seized from the frame rails of the other vehicle. Four individuals were detained and two were eventually lodged in the Clark County (WA) Jail on drug-related charges.

Investigators later served search warrants on two residences in Oregon associated to the suspects.

The 13.8 pounds of heroin is estimated to be worth $650,000 (wholesale) and translates to approximately 1,251,914 individual doses.

Those arrested have been identified as:

42-year-old Jose Luis Mariscal Gonzalez

19-year-old Jesus Alejandro Vega-Cazarez

Photos being released by the investigators include the seized heroin (wrapped in black plastic) and the cash.

Community members concerned about drug activity in their neighborhood should report the information on line at http://www.portlandonline.com/police/index.cfm?c=30740 or call the Drugs and Vice Division Drug Complaint Hotline at (503) 823-3784.

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Suspect Who Sexually Assaulted Grandmother and Uncle Pleads Guilty (Photo) - 03/24/15
On Monday March 23, 2015, 35-year-old Willie Andre Johnson pled guilty to several charges connected to the 2014 sexual assault of his grandmother and uncle at a residence in North Portland's Piedmont Neighborhood.

Johnson will be formally sentenced on April 13 to an expected 15 years in prison.

This investigation started on July 1, 2014, at 10:10 p.m., when North Precinct officers responded to the residence on the report of a sexual assault.

Officers arrived and learned that Johnson sexually assaulted his 82-year-old grandmother and his 49-year-old uncle then ran out of the home.

The 82-year-old victim was treated at a Portland area hospital.

The victims identified the suspect as Johnson (also known as Aundre Willie Johnson).

Officers, including a Police K-9 Unit, searched the neighborhood after the incident but did not locate the suspect.

Early the next morning, family called 9-1-1 again to report that Johnson was at McDonald's, located at Northeast Grand Avenue and Weidler Street. Officers responded and took Johnson into custody without incident.

Johnson was booked on charges of Attempt Rape in the First Degree, Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the First Degree, Sex Abuse in the First Degree (two counts), Kidnapping in the First Degree, and Assault in the Fourth Degree (Domestic Violence).

Johnson is a Registered Sex Offender on an original charge of Rape in the First Degree.

This investigation was a collaborative effort by Portland Police Sex Crimes Unit detectives and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office.

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Suspect Arrested on Saturday After Assaulting a Police Officer in Downtown Portland (Photo) - 03/24/15
On Saturday March 21, 2015, at 3:58 p.m., Central Precinct officers contacted a subject after previously responding to reports of disturbances at O'Bryant Square, located at Southwest Park Avenue and Washington Street.

The subject, later identified as 22-year-old JJ Lee Purcell, appeared to have been in a fight and was identified to the officer by a witness as the "main aggressor" at the O'Bryant Square disturbances.

Officers determined that Purcell was going to be arrested in connection with the earlier disturbances. An officer began to take Purcell into custody when Purcell became physically aggressive with the officer, hitting the officer in the face once with a towel then taking a second swing at the officer, causing an abrasion to the officer's head.

Purcell continued to struggle with the officer and an arriving second officer until he was taken into custody. Purcell continued to kick and spit at the officers, who placed a "spit hood" over Purcell's head to keep him from spitting blood at the officers. Once inside the police car, Purcell thrashed about, banging his head on the barrier causing himself facial injuries.

Purcell was transported away from the scene by police, due to a growing and hostile crowd of Purcell's associates. Once away from the scene, Purcell was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries. Purcell remained uncooperative and combative with medical staff but was treated and released later in the evening.

Officers spoke with a 21-year-old homeless man who reported that Purcell had assaulted him multiple times that day and he was afraid to be on the streets with Purcell out of custody. Purcell is also homeless.

The officer suffered minor injuries, not requiring immediate medical attention.

Purcell was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Resist Arrest, Assault in the Fourth Degree, and Harassment (two counts).

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UPDATE: Subject Who Attacked Officers With Knife Killed In Officer-Involved Shooting (Photo) - 03/23/15
The Oregon State Medical Examiner and Homicide detectives have positively identified the deceased suspect from Sunday's shooting as 36-year-old Christopher Ryan Healy from Erie, Pennsylvania. Healy's family was notified of his death this afternoon.

Detectives have authorized the release of the knife used by Healy to attack the officers.

The officer that shot Healy is Thomas Clark, a six year veteran of the Bureau, assigned to East Precinct Afternoon Shift. The officer that deployed a Taser is Officer Royce Curtiss, a nine year veteran of the Bureau, also assigned to East Precinct Afternoon Shift.

Detectives are still actively investigating the shooting and are asking that anyone with information about this incident contact Detective Kristina Coffey at (503) 823-0696 or Detective Mark Sponhauer (503) 823-0416.

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On Sunday, March 22, 2015, at 5:26 p.m., two East Precinct officers, a 9-year veteran and a 6-year-veteran, responded to a 9-1-1 call regarding a burglary in process in the area of S.E. 130th Avenue and S.E. Sherman Street. Officers arrived at 5:31 p.m. and found the caller attempting to restrain the subject.

As the officers approached the subject, he advanced toward them with a double-bladed knife, 10 inches in length, in a weaving, figure eight motion. The subject got very close to one of the officers, a 6-year veteran, who fired two rounds, striking the suspect. The subject remained on his feet and the other officer, a 9-year veteran, re-holstered his weapon and deployed a Taser. The subject then dropped to the ground and an ambulance immediately responded and transported him to a local hospital where he later died. The subject is a 36-year-old white male.

Detectives have learned the incident began as a neighborhood dispute over the weekend between the occupants of two residences.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner is conducting an autopsy today and will notify the subject's next of kin. The subject is from out of state; detectives are still determining information regarding his criminal history and what his involvement was with the residents of both houses involved.

The identity of the officers will be released later this afternoon. They will remain on paid administrative leave, per Bureau policy, until the completion of the Grand Jury.

Following the Grand Jury, the Bureau will release additional information as is standard practice. Additionally, 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, PPB members and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division.

Detectives are still actively interviewing those involved and are asking that anyone with information about this incident contact Detective Kristina Coffey at 503-823-0696 or Detective Mark Sponhauer 503-823-0416.

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Suspect in 2014 Homicide Pleads Guilty to Killing of Uncle in North Tabor Neighborhood (Photo) - 03/23/15
On March 18, 2015, 23-year-old Matthew Galen Bigboy pled guilty to Manslaughter in the First Degree in connection with the homicide of his uncle in March 2014. Bigboy was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison.

61-year-old Eugene Bigboy was found dead on Monday March 10, 2014, after East Precinct officers were called to check his welfare at a residence in the 5800 block of Northeast Center Commons Way.

Officers received information that Eugene Bigboy was in poor health with several medical issues. Inside the home, officers located the deceased, Eugene Bigboy, and did not see any indications of a crime.

Eugene Bigboy's body was transported to the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy, where it was determined his death was from homicidal violence.

Homicide investigators developed probable cause to arrest Matthew Bigboy and he was taken into custody on March 16, 2014 at his North Fowler Avenue residence.

This investigation was a collaborative effort by Portland Police Homicide detectives, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office and the Oregon State Medical Examiner.

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UPDATE: Officer-involved shooting - Officers respond to burglary-in-progress call - 03/22/15
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The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division is asking that anyone with information about this incident contact Detective Kristina Coffey at 503-823-0696 or Detective Mark Sponhauer 503-823-0416.

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###UPDATE #3###
Today, March 22, 2015, at 5:26 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a burglary in progress call in the area of S.E. 130th Avenue and S.E. Sherman Street. Officers arrived and found the caller attempting to restrain the suspect.

Officers attempted to take custody of the suspect, who attacked them. The suspect attempted to stab one of the officers with a knife. The officer fired two rounds, striking the suspect.

Officers were able to take custody of the suspect and get him medical attention. The suspect was transported to an area hospital but did not survive.

Detectives have responded to the scene and are conducting an investigation. Representatives from the Mayor's office as well as the Independent Police Review responded to the scene.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this event is asked to call the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division at 503-823-0400.

Additional updates will be provided tomorrow.

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###UPDATE #2###
The PIO will be providing additional information on this incident in 15 minutes. The staging area will be at the police tape near the 2100 block of S.E. 130th.

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###UPDATE###

The staging area has been moved to the 2100 block of S.E. 130th ave. Access is south on 130th from S.E. Mill Street. The PIO will be speaking with the media in 30 minutes.

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE###

Today, March 22, 2015, at 5:26 p.m., East Precinct officers received a call of a burglary in progress in the 2300 block of S.E. Sherman Street. Officer arrived and confronted a subject involved in the incident. During the confrontation an officer shot the subject.

A custody team was able to quickly provide medical assistance to the subject. The subject is now enroute to a local hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.

The PIO is responding; ETA is 45 minutes. An initial staging area for the media is 130th North of S.E. Division.

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Vandalism to Grant High School - 03/22/15
This morning, March 22nd, 2015, at 7:01 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to Grant High School on a report of a break-in to a storage shed and graffiti. Officers arrived on-scene and located the shed. They observed a racial epithet, a swastika and other in appropriate images painted on both the shed and a nearby trailer. The shed had also been broken into.

Officers are investigating the incident. Anyone with information about the possible suspects in this case are asked to call the Portland Police Bureau Youth Services Division at 503-823-4849.
CORRECTION - Vehicle attempts to elude police and crashes - 03/21/15
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The individual arrested was 34-year-old Joshua Reinhold. The original release was incorrect. Again, we apologize for the error.

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The officer first observed the suspect vehicle in this pursuit near S.E. Woodstock Street and 78th Avenue. The original message was incorrect. We apologize for the error.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE###

Early this morning, March 21, 2015, at 12:45 a.m., an East Precinct officer observed an older model Acura traveling at approximately 70 to 80 miles per hour in the area S.E. Woodstock Street near S.E. 18th Avenue. The officer attempted to catch up to vehicle, which ran a red light at S.E. 72nd Avenue. At this point the officer attempted to stop the vehicle.

The vehicle attempted to flee from the officer but almost immediately crashed into the yard of a house at S.E. 69th Avenue and S.E. Woodstock Street. The driver of the vehicle quickly surrendered to police. The passenger of the vehicle was injured in the vehicle and had to be extracted by medical personnel.

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Both the driver and passenger were ultimately transported to an area hospital. The driver was treated and released. The passenger, suffering serious injuries, was admitted to the hospital.

The driver, Justin Raphael, a 34-year-old male, was arrested on a Parole Violation, Attempt to Elude - Felony level, Reckless Driving and Reckless Endangering. The extent of the injuries to the passenger are not know at this time.
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UPDATE - Crime Stoppers Featured Case #15-12 Fugitive Jemaell Riley (Photo) - 03/19/15
UPDATE
26-year-old Jemaell Diamond Riley has been apprehended by the Canadian Boarder Patrol earlier this afternoon. He is now in custody.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE###

The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in locating a fugitive involved in the 2014 shooting of a Portland Police officer in Southwest Portland.

26-year-old Jemaell Diamond Riley cut off his ankle monitoring bracelet in the early morning hours of March 18, 2015. Riley now has a felony warrant out for his arrest, serviceable nationwide.

Riley was one of three suspects arrested after the April 16, 2014 shooting of K-9 Officer Jeff Dorn and his canine partner "Mick," who was killed in the shooting. Riley was not the shooter in this incident but was armed at the time of the arrest.

Riley is described as a light-skinned African American male, 5'11" tall, 160 pounds.

Riley is likely accompanied by his girlfriend, 20-year-old Carli Anja Marshall, a white female described as 5'4" tall, 113 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone seeing Riley should immediately call 9-1-1.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Until Monday March 23 - 03/19/15
Sgt. Greg Stewart is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) until Monday March 23, 2015.

Sgt. Stewart will be available by email or media-only pager to answer questions or respond to incidents with a clear need for immediate public notification due to community safety concerns. Examples include: shootings, stabbings, robberies, endangered missing/abductions, major incidents, and traffic crashes with a substantial traffic impact (Major Crash Team Activation).

All other research-type requests should be routed to Sgt. Simpson via email for follow-up.

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52-Year-Old Man Stabbed at West End of Hawthorne Bridge - Suspects Fled Area on Foot - 03/18/15
On Wednesday March 18, 2015, at 6:07 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing on the West end of the Hawthorne Bridge.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the 52-year-old man suffering from a non-life-threatening stab wound. The victim, currently homeless, was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment.

Witnesses described a group of five white male "street kids" as being involved. Two men in the group had skateboards and another was walking a dog. They were last seen running westbound off the bridge.

Anyone with information about this stabbing is asked to contact the Police Non-Emergency Line (503) 823-3333.

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Public Feedback Sought Regarding Police On-Body Cameras - 03/17/15
The Portland Police Bureau is currently researching on-body cameras for police officers and would like to hear from the community about this important topic. The Bureau believes that the use of on-body cameras by police officers can improve community relationships, build trust and enhance officer accountability.

This link has been created for you to provide your feedback, input and concerns.

http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/521411

There are many steps in this process before the Bureau can move toward implementation on the street:

Legislative

The Oregon Legislature is addressing several legal questions surrounding police use of on-body camera systems, including, but not limited to, consent and public records. Through July 2015, the City of Portland will be involved in the legislative process and begin developing a budget.

Policy

Once the legislative process is complete and the legal hurdles have been addressed, the Bureau will address equipment acquisition, discuss relevant bargaining issues, create policy around the use of on-body cameras, develop training for the use of on-body cameras, and eventually implement the use of on-body cameras by police officers on the street.

With this realistic timeline, the Bureau does not expect to begin implementation of on-body cameras until sometime in 2016.

We Need Your Feedback

The Portland Police Bureau would like to hear your thoughts about on-body cameras as a tool to enhance community relationships, build trust and enhance officer accountability.

Questions to consider include:

* Privacy issues that concern you.
* How to use the technology during sensitive investigations: domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, response to care for someone needing mental health assistance?
* Should footage be available to anyone who asks (this could include victim interviews, interior of homes, children or uninvolved community members, etc.)?
* Once footage is released, should there be any restrictions on sharing and posting that video?

Other thoughts, suggestions or concerns you may have should also be shared regarding on-body cameras.

Thank you for your interest in this important discussion.

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SAFE Transportation has 26 Vehicles Damaged Overnight at Hazelwood Neighborhood Business Lot - 03/16/15
On Monday March 16, 2015, East Precinct officers responded to SAFE Transportation, Inc., located at 10239 Northeast Clackamas Street, on the report of multiple vehicles vandalized over the weekend.

Officers arrived and spoke with employees who told police that sometime between Saturday morning and Monday morning, an unknown person or persons slashed 72 tires on 26 different vehicles.

SAFE Transportation provides transportation services to organizations and individuals, many of whom requires specialized transportation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Non-Emergency Line at (503) 823-3333, reference Portland Police Bureau case number 15-20710.

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UPDATE: Transit Alert: Major Crash Team Investigating a Crash at SW 5th and Morrison - MAX Service Disrupted (Photo) - 03/16/15
The crash scene is clear and all traffic and transit is back to normal operations.

Traffic Division conducted an investigation into this morning's crash and learned that 57-year-old Scott Raymond Busch was crossing Morrison Street, in a crosswalk with the walk signal, when a southbound garbage truck turned right from 5th Avenue onto Morrison, striking Busch and severing one of his legs.

The first arriving officers immediately applied a tourniquet to Busch's leg and medical personnel transported him to a Portland hospital for treatment. Busch is expected to survive his injuries.

The garbage truck driver, 44-year-old Eric Arthur McChesney, remained at the scene and was cooperative. The truck belongs to Allied Waste Services.

Traffic is not allowed to turn right at this intersection.

McChesney will be issued citations for Failure to Yield to a Pedestrian in a Crosswalk and Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Monday March 16, 2015, at 5:52 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a crash involving a pedestrian and a garbage truck at Southwest 5th Avenue and Morrison Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the male adult victim suffering from critical injuries.

The victim was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the garbage truck remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

Westbound MAX service and TriMet bus service on Southwest 5th Avenue is disrupted and will remain so for an undetermined amount of time.

TriMet users should check http://www.trimet.org for service updates.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team has responded to conduct an investigation.

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Trees Down Throughout City - Residents Urged to Use Caution, Patience (Photo) - 03/15/15
Portland Police and Portland Fire & Rescue have responded to several reports of large trees down, blocking roads throughout the City of Portland.

Residents are asked to exercise caution when going outside as large, falling trees can be very dangerous.

Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard is closed between East Burnside and Northeast Glisan Street after a large tree fell and blocked all lanes. It is expected to be closed for several hours.

Calls of trees down that are blocking roadways or otherwise are creating an emergency situation should be reported to 9-1-1.

Minor incidents not threatening life or property should be reported to the Non-Emergency Line at (503) 823-3333.

All reports of downed trees on private property, not endangering anyone should not be reported to emergency services.

Photos attached are from Northeast 44th Avenue and Hoyt Street and Northeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard and Davis Street.

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Gang-Related Shooting in Front of East Precinct - No Injuries, Suspect Arrested (Photo) - 03/15/15
On Saturday March 14, 2015, at 11:53 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a large party of teens letting out of the East Portland Community Center, located at 740 Southeast 106th Avenue. The Community Center is across the street from East Precinct.

Officers inside East Precinct could hear people pounding on the front doors and windows of the precinct. Two officers went to the front doors of the precinct to see what was happening outside and just as they opened the doors, they heard gunshots and a 17-year-old male ran inside asking for help, saying he'd been shot at by someone.

Seconds later, the officers saw an armed teen fire another shot towards the South (not towards police) as he walked by the front doors of the precinct. The suspect was walking with a large group of teens as he walked northbound towards Stark Street. Officers shared suspect information via radio and followed at a distance until cover officers could arrive and take the suspect into custody after he got rid of the gun. Officers located and seized the gun as evidence.

Officers from Central and North Precincts and the Gang Enforcement Team (GET) responded to assist with preserving the crime scene and managing the crowd of unruly teens. Officers located one suspected bullet strike on the front of the precinct.

The suspect, 16-year-old Dontae Eugene Mathis Jr., was arrested and lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Hall on charges of Attempted Murder (Measure 11 crime), Attempted Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Discharging a Firearm in the City.

GET investigators believe both the suspect and intended victim are involved with rival gangs.

Investigators believe that many eyewitnesses may have left the scene without talking to police.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact Detective Todd Gradwahl at (503) 823-2056, todd.gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Meghan Burkeen at (503) 823-2092, meghan.burkeen@portlandoregon.gov.

This is the 30th gang-related shooting of 2015, compared to 12 at the same time in 2014.

A photo of the crime scene at East Precinct is being released publicly.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gang and/or 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.

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.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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Behavioral Health Unit Officer Arrests Bank Robbery Suspect on Wednesday (Photo) - 03/13/15
On Friday March 6, 2015, Central Precinct officers responded to the U.S. Bank branch located at 636 Southeast Grand Avenue on the report of a bank robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to employees who told police that the suspect used a demand note and obtained cash before fleeing the area.

Robbery detectives and Special Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) conducted investigative follow-up, identifying 28-year-old Brian Joseph Sutton as the suspect.

Investigators obtained an arrest warrant on Wednesday March 11 and within an hour, a Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) officer responded to a welfare check in the 8100 block of Southeast Division Street.

The officer contacted a man, later identified as Sutton, and determined he had an outstanding warrant for bank robbery.

Sutton was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a Federal Hold.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact Detective Brett Hawkinson at (503) 823-1080, brett.hawkinson@portlandoregon.gov; or, the Portland office of the F.B.I. at (503) 224-4181.

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CORRECTION: UPDATE #3: Multiple Vehicle Crash Closes I-5 Northbound Past Rosa Parks Way (Photo) - 03/13/15
The driver of the 2014 Subaru was actually Shuo Liu, not Chen Fu (passenger) as initially listed. Also, the driver of the 2008 Dodge Charger was Chrishaela West, not Leron Richards (passenger) as initially listed.

The Bureau regrets the error.

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Investigators from the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division learned that 7-year-old Arianna Lundin died on Monday evening at a Portland hospital after being a passenger in a car that was involved in a five car traffic crash on Saturday.

24-year-old Kari Bonds, the driver of the 2008 Dodge Caliber containing Arianna and three other children, remains in a Portland hospital being treated for serious injuries. All other people were treated and released from Portland hospitals.

Investigators have been able to determine that the driver of the 2007 Chevrolet Suburban struck the rear end of the 2008 Dodge Caliber, causing a chain-reaction crash involving three additional vehicles.

The driver of the Suburban, Bennett Rowe, was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Once the investigation is complete, the case will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review and determination of any charges or violations.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The people involved in Saturday afternoon's crash on I-5 are identified as follows:

2007 Chevrolet Suburban
Bennett Rowe & Kari Rowe, Aberdeen, Washington

2008 Dodge Caliber
Kari Bonds, Longview, WA
Raenna Larson, Kelso, WA (9 years old)
Arianna Lundin, Cathlamet, WA (7 years old)
Jordan Mueller, Cathlamet, WA (2 years old)
Devon Mueller, Cathlamet, WA (5 years old)

2014 Subaru
Chen Fu, Corvallis, OR (19 years old)

2008 Dodge Charger
Leron Richards, Vancouver, WA (31 years old)

2013 Honda Fit
Geraldene Moyle, Portland (44 years old)

7-year-old Arianna Lundin remains in the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

All lanes of the freeway have reopened to regular traffic.

A total of nine patients were transported from the crash scene. A 24-year-old female and a 6-year-old female in the same vehicle were the most seriously injured. The 6-year-old remains in critical condition.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Saturday March 7, 2015, at 3:30 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a multiple vehicle crash on I-5 northbound and Victory Boulevard.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located five (5) vehicles involved and several injured people, including children.

Six (6) ambulances have responded to the scene to treat and transport patients. The extent of injuries is not known at this time.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to the scene to conduct an investigation.

I-5 northbound will be closed to all traffic for several hours. All northbound traffic is being diverted off at the North Rosa Parks Way. Drivers needing to continue northbound can use I-205 or re-enter I-5 from Marine Drive.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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UPDATE #2: Major Crash Team Investigating Crash Involving Commercial Truck and Pedestrian on a Wheeled Scooter (Photo) - 03/13/15
61-year-old Samuel Ray Wilkins died yesterday at a Portland hospital. The investigation is continuing and no citations have been issued at this time.

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61-year-old Samuel Ray Wilkins remains in critical condition at a Portland hospital after suffering life-threatening injuries in yesterday's crash. Wilkins was riding a three-wheeled scooter he uses to get around.

The driver, 37-year-old David Bustamante-Vasquez of Seattle, has cooperated with investigators.

No citations have been issued and the case remains under investigation.

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On Wednesday March 11, 2015, at 10:02 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Northwest Naito Parkway and Couch Street on the report of a crash involving a truck and a pedestrian.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the pedestrian, a 61-year-old man, suffering from injuries that did not initially appear life-threatening. Medical personnel transported him to a Portland hospital where it was determined that his injuries were much more substantial and are now considered life-threatening.

Due to the man's condition, the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to conduct an investigation.

Officers learned that the man was crossing Naito Parkway towards Waterfront Park, in a crosswalk with the "walk" signal. An eastbound truck, driven by a 37-year-old man, turned southbound onto Naito Parkway, striking the pedestrian.

The driver did not display any signs of impairment and has cooperated with the investigation.

The truck is a large, delivery-style commercial truck owned by Dario's Statuary of Tukwila, WA.

There is no traffic impact due to this investigation and updates will be provided when they become available.

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Police Arrest Five Men, Seize Five Guns from Two Different Vehicles (Photo) - 03/12/15
On Wednesday March 11, 2015 at approximately 7:30 p.m., North Precinct Street Crimes Unit (SCU) and Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers stopped two vehicles after seeing several suspected gang associates loitering in the parking lot of a restaurant at Northeast 10th Avenue and Broadway.

One of the vehicles stopped at Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. and Lloyd Boulevards, containing three individuals. Officers developed probable cause to arrest three subjects, ultimately seizing four firearms from the vehicle.

21-year-old Ernest Isom was arrested for Possession of Cocaine, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Loaded Firearm.

28-year-old Omare Ondra Matthews was arrested for Delivery of Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

28-year-old Ean Patrick Nissbett was arrested for Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Loaded Firearm.

At North Flint Avenue and Broadway, officers stopped a second vehicle containing two individuals. Officers developed probable cause to cite the driver and tow the vehicle. During an inventory of the vehicle, officers located a handgun and placed both occupants into custody.

31-year-old Jamaal Lambert, the passenger of the vehicle, was arrested for Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Loaded Firearm.

34-year-old Theophilus Adams, the driver of the vehicle, was arrested for Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Loaded Firearm.

All five men were booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gang and/or 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.

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.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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23-year-old Woman in Mental Health Crisis, Armed with Butcher Knife, Safely Taken into Custody - Transported to Hospital (Photo) - 03/11/15
On Wednesday March 11, 2015, at 8:18 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 5100 block of Southwest Slavin Road on the report that a 23-year-old woman in a mental health crisis was trying to cut herself, may have assaulted her domestic partner then walked away into a wooded area nearby.

Several officers, including Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT) officers, responded to the area and initially could not locate the woman. A short time later, the woman came out of the woods carrying the butcher knife. Officers could see that she'd injured herself and needed medical attention. Additional resources were called to respond, including medical personnel and officers assigned to the Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) and the K-9 Unit.

The woman went into her empty apartment and barricaded herself in a 2nd story outdoor storage closet as officers began to talk with her, eventually agreeing to give up the knife and go to the hospital.

The woman was transported by medical personnel to the hospital for treatment to her minor, self-inflicted injuries and placed on a Police Hold. The domestic partner was not injured.

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

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

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

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

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

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Two Teens Arrested for Throwing Large Rocks from Overpass - Damage to Vehicles, No Injuries (Photo) - 03/11/15
On Wednesday March 11, 2015, at 5:20 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to Northeast 148th Avenue and Sacramento Street on the report that someone threw a rock from the train overpass onto 148th Avenue, damaging two vehicles, including a Portland Fire & Rescue vehicle.

Multiple officers arrived in the area and began searching along the railroad tracks and I-84, eventually locating two teen males hiding along the train tracks to the West of 148th Avenue.

17-year-old Rodolfo Gonzalez and 16-year-old Isaac James Dinu were taken into custody without incident and face charges of Criminal Mischief and Reckless Endangerment.

No injuries were reported but two vehicles were damaged.

If there are any other vehicles that sustained damage as a result of this incident, please file a report by calling the Police Non-Emergency Line at (503) 823-3333.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Concordia Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 03/10/15
On Tuesday March 10, 2015, at 9:51 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers responded to Northeast 24th Avenue, South of Killingsworth Street on the report of multiple gunshots heard in the area.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire, including a parked car that suffered damage. No gunshot victims were located in the area and officers searching the neighborhood did not locate any suspects.

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

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gang and/or 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.

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.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com , text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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Thief Arrested, Stolen Bike Recovered by Central Precinct Officers (Photo) - 03/10/15
On March 9, 2015, at 8:56 p.m., Central Precinct officers arrested 36-year-old Steven Ronald Pickard after contacting him at Southwest 10th Avenue and Morrison Street as he rode a stolen bicycle.

Officers contacted Pickard after he almost ran into them as he rode his bike on the sidewalk in Downtown Portland.

Officers checked the serial numbers on the white Cervelo bicycle and learned that the bike was reported stolen on January 22, 2015, from the 1800 block of Southwest River Drive.

Earlier in the evening, another Central Precinct officer took a report that this stolen bike was seen in the area of Southeast Water Avenue and Belmont Street along with a man matching Pickard's description. The caller on that report, a friend of the bike theft victim, provided a picture of the man and the bike to police, who confirmed that it was Pickard and the stolen Cervelo bicycle.

The victim in this case was able to provide the serial number to police when making the theft report, listed the bike on http://www.stolenbikeregistry.com and share the information among her social networks to get the word out about the theft. All of these actions led to police being able to recover the bike and make an arrest.

Pickard was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Theft in the First Degree (by Receiving), Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Additionally Pickard is being held on a parole violation.

The Portland Police Bureau has some valuable information on bike theft prevention available at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/66825

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East Precinct Officers Arrest 20-Year-Old Man on Friday - Recover Three Handguns (Photo) - 03/10/15
On Friday March 6, 2015, at 10:42 p.m., East Precinct officers were checking the parking lot of Taboo Video, located at 2330 Southeast 82nd Avenue, a business that participates in the Portland Police Bureau Trespass Authorization Program.

Officers contacted a man sitting in a parked car who gave police a false name. Officers arrested the man, later identified as 20-year-old Bruce Holdman, and observed a handgun partially concealed in the man's backpack. A search of the backpack by officers revealed two additional handguns, one that had been reported stolen in Clark County, Washington.

Holdman was charged with Theft in the First Degree, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (three counts), Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, and Interfering with a Peace Officer.

To learn more about the Trespass Authorization Program, please visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/60136

The Portland Police Bureau Gun Task Force is continuing to actively investigate gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gang and/or 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.

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.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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UPDATE: Man Sets Himself on Fire in Sunnyside Neighborhood After Domestic Dispute - Critically Injured - 03/09/15
The man who set himself on fire, 26-year-old Timothy William Newell, died on Sunday night as a result of his injuries.

No other people were involved in setting the fire.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Saturday March 7, 2015, at 1:28 p.m., Central Precinct officers and Portland Firefighters responded to Southeast 29th Avenue and Salmon Street on the report that a man set himself on fire inside a vehicle.

Officers, medical personnel and firefighters arrived and located the injured adult male. Firefighters put the fire out and medical personnel immediately began treating the man for burns. He was transported to a Portland hospital with critical injuries.

Officers learned that the man was involved in a domestic dispute just prior to setting himself on fire in an apparent attempt to commit suicide.

Arson Investigators are leading this investigation.

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

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

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

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

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

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UPDATE #2: Death Investigation Underway on North Greeley Avenue at Dekum Street (Photo) - 03/09/15
The victim of the shooting has been identified as 23-year-old Beketel Elbelau Sleeper of Northeast Portland. Sleeper died as a result of a gunshot wound.

Sleeper's family has been notified of his death.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy today on this morning's shooting victim, a 23-year-old male, to determine the exact cause and manner of death. The victim's family has not been located so his name will be withheld until they can be notified.

Homicide detectives learned that the shooting occurred on North Lombard Street, near Portsmouth Avenue, as the victim and his friend were sitting in a car.

The victim's friend, 21-year-old Isaiah Horatio Hayes, turned himself in to police a few hours after the shooting.

Based on the investigation thus far, detectives believe that Hayes unintentionally shot his friend, the victim, as they sat in the car.

Hayes was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Manslaughter in the Second Degree and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. He will be arraigned on Monday in Multnomah County Court.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Sunday March 8, 2015, at 12:45 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to North Greeley Avenue and Dekum Street on the report of a shooting victim in a vehicle.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the male adult victim in a vehicle, along with the caller, an adult female.

Medical personnel was unable to save the victim and he died at the scene.

Homicide detectives, Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division and the Medical Examiner are responding to the scene to conduct a death investigation.

At this point, the circumstances of the shooting are not known, nor is it known where the shooting originally occurred or if there is any suspect information.

No additional updates are expected until late Sunday morning.

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Gang Enforcement Arrests 23-Year-Old Man for Saturday Morning Shooting (Photo) - 03/09/15
On Sunday March 8, 2015, the Gang Enforcement Team (GET) arrested 23-year-old Tyrone Lamonte Allen in connection with Saturday morning's shooting at Northeast 102nd Avenue and Prescott Street.

The intended victim, 20-year-old Bardolph Joseph McConnell, was not injured in the shooting. His vehicle, however, was damaged by gunfire. A handgun located not far from the shooting scene is believed to be connected with the shooting.

The suspect vehicle was located on Saturday afternoon by police and seized as evidence. A search warrant was later served at a residence in the 13000 block of Southeast Sherman Street as part of this investigation.

Through their investigation, GET detectives were able to develop probable cause to arrest Allen in connection with the shooting and on Sunday afternoon, they located and arrested him at a home in the 4600 block of Northeast 95th Avenue.

Allen was booked into the Multnomah County Jail late Sunday night on charges of Attempted Murder, Attempted Assault in the First Degree, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Anyone with additional information about this investigation is asked to contact Detective Todd Gradwahl at (503) 823-2056, todd.gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gang and/or 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.

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.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com , text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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23-Year-Old Man Injured in Early Morning Gang Shooting in Southeast Portland's Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood (Photo) - 03/09/15
On Monday March 9, 2015, at 12:05 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 2700 block of 125th Avenue on the report of a fight. As officers were responding to the scene, additional information was received that there had been a shooting, and the victim was being transported by private car to a Portland hospital.

Gang Enforcement Team (GET) and East Precinct officers arrived in the area and located the victim in a vehicle. Medical personnel responded and transported the victim, 23-year-old Carlos Antonio Barerra, to a Portland hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Officers at the scene learned that several gang members fled the area after the shooting.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gang and/or 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.

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.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com , text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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Gang-Related Shooting Investigation Underway at NE 102nd & Prescott - No Injuries - 03/07/15
On Saturday March 7, 2015, at 11:46 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at Northeast 102nd Avenue and Prescott Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of a shooting and damage to a vehicle. No gunshot victims were located at the scene.

Based on information learned at the scene, officers believe the shooting is gang-related.

Investigators from the Gang Enforcement Team are responding to conduct an investigation.

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

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Good Weather, Spring Break, St. Patrick's Day - Drive Sober (Photo) - 03/06/15
During the month of February 2015, Portland Police officers arrested several impaired drivers for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII). Additional officers have been consistently patrolling the streets, specifically looking for impaired drivers.

Spring is right around the corner and all drivers need to continue to be responsible.

Additional DUII enforcement units will be added during the month of March to ensure community safety, and to prevent needless tragedies to our communities loved ones.

Portland Police would like to remind the public drug impaired driving is certainly just as dangerous as alcohol impaired driving.

We hope everyone will enjoy this year's St. Patrick's Day and Spring Break celebrations; but please continue to find your designated drivers, use mass transit or taxi services. If you choose to drink, please do it responsibly and remember that buzzed driving is drunk driving.

Support zero tolerance for impaired driving by reporting impaired drivers to 9-1-1.

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #15-11 Donald Polk Homicide (Photo) - 03/05/15
The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers, is asking for the public's help in solving a homicide that occurred on October 21, 2010 at Southwest 1st Avenue and Sheridan Street.

On Thursday October 21, 2010, at approximately 8:00 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a bus shelter at Southwest 1st Avenue and Sheridan Street to assist medical personnel with a deceased male.

Officers arrived and found 50-year-old Donald Ray Polk dead of apparent stab wounds. Homicide detectives were called to the scene to begin an investigation into Polk's death.

Detectives are asking for the public's help in this investigation. "Pokey", as he was known to his friends, is believed to have been homeless at the time of his death.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony crime. Callers can remain anonymous. Call Crime Stoppers at 503-823-HELP (4357) or leave a tip online at www.crimestoppersoforegon.com.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in North Portland's Portsmouth Neighborhood - No Known Injuries (Photo) - 03/04/15
On Wednesday March 4, 2015, at 2:37 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a drive-by shooting at North Willis Boulevard and Newman Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire but did not located any property damage or gunshot victims.

At this point there is no verified suspect information to share with the public.

The Gang Enforcement Team is responding to conduct an investigation.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gang and/or 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.

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.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com , text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #15-10 Pellet Gun Assaults (Photo) - 03/04/15
The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in identifying the suspects involved in two assaults involving a pellet gun.

On February 10, 2015, at 8:20 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to Franklin High School on the report that a 16-year-old girl suffered a minor leg injury after being shot by person with a pellet gun. The victim reported that she was standing near the tennis courts when she heard three shots and felt a pellet strike her right leg. The only description she was able to provide was two people in a white car.

On February 28, 2015, at 8:05 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to Southeast 70th Avenue and Mitchell Court on the report that a 42-year-old woman had been struck in the face with a rock. Officers and medical personnel arrived and learned that the victim was walking her dog and thought a rock hit her face after being kicked up by the tire of a passing vehicle. The victim was transported to a Portland hospital by ambulance with a serious eye injury caused by some kind of ballistic pellet.

Officers located a witness in the neighborhood who described a smaller, mid-size white sedan, occupied by four (4) white males, drive by as the witness heard three "pop" sounds like an Air Soft or similar-type gun being fired from the vehicle.

Assault detectives are not certain these cases are linked but are investigating the possibility. Additionally, there is concern that there may be additional victims or cases that have not been reported.

Anyone with information about this case, including additional victims, may contact Detective Jeff Sharp directly by email, jeff.sharp@portlandoregon.gov.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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Stickers Posted Around Schools Pose No Danger to Community - 03/04/15
In the past week, several stickers were posted in and around some Portland Public Schools that caused alarm for students, staff and parents.

The QR code and web address listed on the sticker led visitors to a webpage with a countdown clock with no additional information.

The Portland Police Youth Services Division, North Precinct and Portland Public Schools all have conducted an investigation into these stickers and have learned that they are part of a student-run "treasure hunt" of sorts, using smart phone app. Officers have learned that the student behind the game does attends Catlin Gabel School, a private school not affiliated with Portland Public Schools.

Community members should be aware that posting stickers on public or private property, without permission of the responsible party, may constitute the crime of Criminal Mischief.

The Portland Police Bureau suggests that anyone creating events such as this should obtain permission from the respective parties to post information and should consider sharing more information about the event, so as not to cause any public alarm.

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Suspect Arrested for Possession of Two Stolen Bikes, August 2014 Goat Theft (Photo) - 03/04/15
On Tuesday March 3, 2015, Portland Police detectives arrested 18-year-old Oleg Stepanovich Plyushchev in connection with a stolen bike and stolen goat investigation.

Plyushchev was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Theft in the First Degree (three counts) and Computer Crime.

Detectives learned that Plyushchev was attempting to sell a stolen bicycle on Craigslist after the victim, 27-year-old Nicholas Carlson, called police to say he'd found his bike on Craigslist. Detectives then made contact with the seller and arranged to buy the bike, along with a second bike he had for sale. Detectives learned that the second bike was also stolen, after checking the serial number with police records.

Carlson's bike was stolen in November 2014 from the backyard of his Cully Neighborhood home.

The second bike theft victim, 71-year-old Dannelle Stevens, had her Sellwood-Moreland Neighborhood garage burglarized in mid-February 2015.

After his arrest, detectives learned that Plyushchev was the suspect for the theft of a Nigerian Dwarf Goat in August 2014 after reviewing a Clackamas County Sheriff's Office report.

"Penelope" was reported missing from a residence in the 6800 block of Southeast 122nd Avenue on August 4, 2014. Her owner reported that she was tethered and secured in the front yard and was taken sometime between 3:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.

On August 8, 2014, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office recovered Penelope safe and sound and returned her to the owner. Portland Police detectives reviewed the Sheriff's Office report and learned that Plyushchev put Penelope on consignment at Geren's Farm Supply in Boring, Oregon.

The Portland Police Bureau has some valuable information on bike theft prevention available at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/66825

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UPDATE: Fatal Shooting Investigation Underway in North Portland's Humboldt Neighborhood (Photo) - 03/02/15
The victim in today's shooting in the Humboldt Neighborhood has been identified as 29-year-old Marquis Delon Chaney, a resident of the neighborhood.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy tomorrow to determine the cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information about the homicide, including information learned on social media, should contact investigators on the case: Detective Mark Sponhauer at (503) 823-0416, mark.sponhauer@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Kristina Coffey at (503) 823-0696, kristina.coffey@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Monday March 2, 2015, at 2:34 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at North Blandena Street and Commercial Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the male victim suffering from at least one gunshot wound and medical personnel determined that the victim was deceased.

Limited information at this point indicates that the suspect or suspects left the area after the shooting.

Homicide detectives, criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division and the Medical Examiner are responding to begin an investigation into the shooting.

Interested media should stage on Commercial Avenue, South of the scene towards Alberta Street.

PIO is responding to the scene.

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Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives - 03/02/15
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 its directives.

At the beginning of every month, the Bureau will post directives for public review and ask for comments.

Currently, the Bureau is asking for the community's feedback regarding the following directives:

* 870.25, Temporary Holding Rooms
* 870.80, Prisoners Line-Up and Show-Up
* 870.90, Waivers, Statements, and Rights Notification Forms

Community members are encouraged to read the directives and provide drafting comments at: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/59757 This webpage also enables community members to sign up for email notifications when new directives are posted.

These directives will remain posted and comments collected from Sunday, March 1, 2015, through Monday, March 30, 2015.

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UPDATE #2: Shooting Investigation Underway in North Portland's Eliot Neighborhood - One Man Injured - 02/28/15
20-year-old Esteban "Steve" Del Cid, the shooting victim from early Saturday morning, died today at a Portland hospital.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

This is now a homicide investigation and the public's help is needed to solve the case.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Bryan Steed at (503) 823-0395, bryan.steed@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Michele Michaels at (503) 823-0692, michele.michaels@portlandoregon.gov.

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The man critically injured in a shooting early Saturday morning has been identified as 20-year-old Esteban "Steve" Del Cid of Tualatin, Oregon.

Del Cid remains in critical condition at a Portland hospital.

Homicide detectives are continuing to follow leads in this investigation and would like to hear from anyone with information.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Bryan Steed at (503) 823-0395, bryan.steed@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Michele Michaels at (503) 823-0692, michele.michaels@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Saturday February 28, 2015, at 3:03 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at North Vancouver Avenue and Ivy Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a male adult gunshot victim with several friends. The victim was suffering from life-threatening injuries and was taken to a Portland hospital for treatment.

Police talked to the victim's friends and learned that the shooting actually occurred near Northeast Rodney Avenue and Cook Street, a few blocks away. The victim's friends told police that they were all in a car and were trying to find the hospital after the shooting but got lost and called 9-1-1.

The victim's friends were unable to provide much information other than the suspect appeared to be a white male.

Due to the victim's injuries, Homicide detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to the scene.

At this point, the shooting does not appear to be gang-related.

Anyone with information should contact the Police Non-Emergency Line at (503) 823-3333.

No additional updates are expected until Saturday afternoon.

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Drunk Driver Crashes into Patrol Car on Friday Night, Injuring Police Officer (Photo) - 02/28/15
On Friday February 27, 2015, at 11:44 p.m., East Precinct Officer Allison Renander was responding to a domestic violence call in Southeast Portland. Officer Renander was driving eastbound on Southeast Stark Street approaching 155th Avenue, slowing down, when an eastbound 1987 Dodge pick-up, driven by 57-year-old Gary Clark, struck the left rear of the patrol car, causing a crash and sending the police car up over the sidewalk and into a yard.

Officer Renander was removed from the patrol car by medical personnel and transported to a Portland hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries. Officer Renander was admitted and is expected to be released this weekend. Officer Renander is a seven-year-veteran of the Portland Police Bureau, assigned to East Precinct night shift.

Clark was not injured but officers noted signs of impairment, leading Traffic Division officers to investigate further, which led to Clark's arrest.

Clark was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) and Reckless Driving. He will be arraigned on Monday March 2, 2015.

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UPDATE: SERT/CNT/ASU Responding to Assist Central Precinct on a Person in Crisis in Sellwood-Moreland Neighborhood - 02/28/15
The woman in crisis is safely in a home and has resources available for continued help. Officers have cleared the area and there is no risk to the neighborhood.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) and Air Support Unit (ASU) are responding to the 7600 block of Southeast 19th Avenue to assist Central Precinct officers safely locate a person in crisis that is reported to be armed with a handgun.

Officers have been able to engage the person in crisis, an adult female, in conversation but have requested SERT and CNT respond to provide additional resources.

The area affected is Southeast 18th to 22nd Avenues, Rex to Lambert Streets.

Officers are doing limited evacuations in this area.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is not responding to the scene but is available by phone, if needed.

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Major Crash Team Investigating a Serious Injury Crash in Northeast Portland's Grant Park Neighborhood - 02/27/15
On Friday February 27, 2015, at 5:28 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Northeast 27th Avenue and Knott Street on the report of a traffic crash involving a tuck and a motor scooter.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the crash scene and the injured scooter rider, an adult male. The rider was suffering from potentially life-threatening injuries and was transported to a Portland hospital in critical condition but is expected to survive.

Due to the rider's injuries, the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to conduct an investigation.

Investigators learned that the scooter was being ridden westbound on Knott Street and the driver of the pick-up pulled out northbound on 27th to cross Knott, but struck the scooter.

The pick-up truck driver remained at the scene and was cooperative. He was not impaired by alcohol or drugs.

The driver of the pick-up truck was issued a citation for Failure to Obey a Traffic Control device.

Traffic should be reopened shortly in the area and no additional updates are expected tonight.

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