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Suicidal Man Stabs Self, Runs into Traffic on SW Macadam - 05/28/15
On Thursday May 28, 2015, at 5:36 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the area of Southwest Macadam Avenue and Richardson Street on the report that a man stabbed himself in the neck and ran into traffic, possibly being struck by a TriMet bus.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the man and began treating him for his injuries. At this point, it is unclear how seriously he's injured.

Traffic is temporarily shut down on Macadam at Richardson and traffic is being re-routed around the scene.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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New Officer Joins PPB Sunshine Division (Photo) - 05/28/15
Officer Matt S. Tobey has been named the new liaison officer for the Portland Police Sunshine Division. Officer Tobey has been assigned to the Emergency Management Unit since 2009, and started at Sunshine Division this month. He has extensive experience in community service, including volunteering as a mentor, youth sports and Boy Scouts. He has also actively participated in local food drives.

Officer Tobey steps in as Officer Phil Kent retires this month after 25 years of service to the citizens of Portland, including 7.5 years at the Sunshine Division. During his tenure at Sunshine, he has witnessed the economy decline and with it, sadly, the need for emergency food and clothing rise. When Officer Kent started at the Sunshine Division pre-recession, the organization was serving under 500 households monthly with a 35-pound emergency food box. Today, Sunshine now serves around 1,000 households monthly at its warehouse, in addition to officers providing food boxes at the precincts. Also under Officer Kent's tenure, the organization implemented a shopping model where individuals and families can select more than 100 pounds of free food from its pantry. Clients can also "shop" for new and gently used clothes in the newly remodeled clothing store. In addition, the number of kids that "Shop with a Cop" via its Izzy's Kid's program has also doubled since Officer Kent came on board and the value of gift cards kids receive to shop with has also increased ($200 for 6-12th grade students and $140 for K-5th graders).

"We want to thank Officer Phil Kent for his service," said Sunshine Board Chair Pam Hren. "He has been incredibly committed to reaching out to those in need. Officer Kent treated everyone with dignity and respect, whether it was a client or donor. We were privileged to have him as the officer representing Sunshine. We want to welcome Officer Tobey, who we know will continue our mission as we work to ease hunger in our community."

"I'm excited to join the Sunshine Division," said Officer Matt Tobey. "I believe strongly in its mission and it's incredible to have this kind of partnership where a police officer can take food to anyone in need at any time. Sunshine has a rich history and it feels great to be part of an organization that was started by Portland Police Officers and fulfills such a great need in our community today."

For more information about the Sunshine Division, contact Kyle Camberg, Executive Director at 503.577.6852 or kyle@sunshinedivision.org

About the Sunshine Division:
Since 1923, the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division has been providing emergency food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need. Whether due to the loss of a job, domestic crime, illness, or victims of fire or disaster, the Sunshine Division has built a 91-year legacy of mobilizing quickly and efficiently to assist distressed Portlanders.

The Sunshine Division offers emergency food assistance six days a week at their warehouse as well as 24/7 through their partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each police precinct that can be dispatched on demand. In addition to food relief they also offer new and gently- used clothing to those in need.





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Attached Media Files: Officer Matt Tobey
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CORRECTION: Major Crash Team Responding to Fatal Crash on Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard (Photo) - 05/28/15
The towing company is North Oregon Towing, not North Portland Towing as earlier listed.

The Bureau regrets the error.

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The bicyclist killed on Wednesday has been identified as 22-year-old Mark Angeles of Portland. His family is from Colorado and they have been notified of his death.

The Medical Examiner has determined that he died of blunt force head trauma.

The tow truck driver has been identified as 40-year-old Jolene Friedow of Estacada. Friedow works for North Oregon Towing.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing. Investigators have learned that Angeles was riding his bicycle westbound on Southeast Gladstone Street, approaching the intersection with Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard. Friedow was facing eastbound, towing another vehicle, waiting to turn left (northbound) on Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard. Friedow turned left, colliding with Angeles in the intersection.

Friedow has cooperated with investigators and impairment does not appear to be a factor in this crash.

Friedow has not been arrested or cited as this is an active, ongoing investigation.

Once the investigation is complete, it will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

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On Wednesday May 27, 2015, at 12:02 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard and Gladstone Street on the report of a traffic crash involving a bicyclist and a tow truck driver.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the bicyclist, who suffered fatal injuries.

The tow truck driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

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

Traffic on Chavez and Gladstone is closed in all directions and likely will remain so for several hours.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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Hiring and Promotion Ceremony Today at 9:00 a.m. at the Portland Building - 05/28/15
On Thursday May 28, 2015, at 9:00 a.m., the Portland Police Bureau will be hosting a hiring and promotion ceremony at the Portland Building Auditorium, 1120 Southwest 5th Avenue.

Seven (7) new police officers will be sworn-in, including the Bureau's first Somali-American police officer.

Five (5) officers will be promoted to sergeant and two (2) officers will be promoted to detective.

Interested media is invited to attend and should plan to be set up 15 to 30 minutes in advance of the ceremony, which is expected to last one hour.

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Neighborhood Job Trade Fair This Saturday at David Douglas High School - 05/27/15
On Saturday May 30, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau East Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) is hosting a neighborhood job trade fair in the gymnasium of David Douglas High School, located at 1001 Southeast 35th Avenue.

Members of local trade unions will be on hand presenting a variety of job opportunities and information on how to become employed in a variety of trades.

The minimum requirement for potential candidates is a valid driver's license and transportation. Past personal history will not be a limiting factor in gaining employment opportunities.

This neighborhood job trade fair will present an opportunity for people to learn about various trades, what tools are necessary, what certifications are needed, and what may disqualify candidates from employment.

The goal of the job trade fair is to foster economic opportunity, create income opportunities that promote confidence, increase the availability of vocationally-competent workers for employers, and to strengthen the community capacity to contribute to neighborhood economic development.

The David Douglas School District serves one of the largest immigrant and diverse populations in Oregon. This neighborhood trade fair, being held at a convenient location, hopes to encourage participation and provide opportunities to some of Portland's newest residents.

The concept of the job trade fair was developed by East Precinct NRT officers, who will be at the event developing community relationships.

For more information about this community event, please contact Officer Ryan Mele, ryan.mele@portlandoregon.gov.

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Three Arrested, 10 Pounds of Methamphetamine Seized by Drugs and Vice Division (Photo) - 05/27/15
On Thursday May 21, 2015, at approximately 3:00 p.m., Drugs and Vice Division (DVD) officers arrested three men and seized 10 pounds of methamphetamine.

27-year-old Victor Hasan Gutierrez was charged with Conspiracy to Deliver Methamphetamine, Delivery of Methamphetamine and Possession of Methamphetamine, along with an unrelated warrant.

28-year-old Adrian Garcia was charged with Conspiracy to Deliver Methamphetamine, Delivery of Methamphetamine and Possession of Methamphetamine.

24-year-old Ramon Enrique Baez was charged with Conspiracy to Deliver Methamphetamine, Delivery of Methamphetamine and Possession of Methamphetamine.

All three were booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

Investigators from DVD received an anonymous tip that the three men were in Portland from California and were in possession of a large quantity of methamphetamine. Investigators located and stopped the three men then wrote a search warrant to search their truck, a 2000 Chevy Silverado pick-up.

DVD drug dog "Lola" searched the dog and alerted to the presence of narcotics, which investigators found secreted in a door panel underneath an armrest.

The value of the seizure is $80,000 - 90,000 wholesale, $800,000 - 900,000 retail.

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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Sunshine Division Adopts Three Schools for Summer Food Box Assistance - 05/27/15
***This News Alert is being sent on behalf of the Portland Police Sunshine Division***

Contact: Kyle Camberg, Executive Director; 503.577.6852 or Email: kyle@sunshinedivision.org

On Wednesday, May 27, 2015, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division staff and 35 volunteers will pack 1,000 food boxes as part of their summer food box program. The event will be held at the Sunshine Warehouse, located at 687 N. Thompson in Portland.

In its third year, the summer food box program provides a week's worth of child-friendly breakfast, lunch, and snack items to bridge the gap between summer meal programs and free and reduced breakfast and lunch programs provided during the school year.

This year, Sunshine Division "adopted" three schools by providing food box assistance. This is a one-time food box initiative and boxes will include information on how families can access ongoing food assistance through other Sunshine Division programs. The three schools selected (West Powellhurst Elementary and Ventura Park Elementary from David Douglas and Sitton Elementary from Portland Public School Districts) have 100% of their students on free and reduced breakfast/lunch programs.

Half of Oregon's school-age children qualify for free & reduced priced meals. Sadly, the numbers are worse in East Portland where nearly 80% of children qualify. Each "adopted" school will receive the food boxes to distribute at year-end events with the help of Sunshine Division staff and volunteers and Portland Police Bureau School Resource Officers and student police cadets.

"We receive a lot of attention and support regarding hunger issues around the winter holidays," said Officer Phil Kent. "However, children suffer food insecurity issues much more during the summer months when federal and state funded programs are reduced or eliminated during the summer break. This is an opportunity for families to meet Sunshine Division for the first time as we help them through a rough few months. It's also an opportunity for us to let supporters know that hunger doesn't vacation, families need food assistance year-round."

The program is partially funded through a grant awarded by OnPoint Community Credit Union and S.D. Deacon and milk vouchers have been generously provided by Sunshine Dairy. BedMart will assist in the delivery of the boxes to each of the three schools. TheFood boxes include healthy foods that can be prepared by kids if parents are at work.

Media is invited to attend.

About the Sunshine Division:
Since 1923, the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division has been providing emergency food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need. Whether due to the loss of a job, domestic crime, illness, or victims of fire or disaster, the Sunshine Division has built a 91-year legacy of mobilizing quickly and efficiently to assist distressed Portlanders.
The Sunshine Division offers emergency food assistance six days a week at their warehouse as well as 24/7 through their partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each police precinct that can be dispatched on demand. In addition to food relief they also offer new and gently- used clothing to those in need.
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Drive-By Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Eliot Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 05/26/15
On Tuesday May 26, 2015, at 9:45 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers responded to the report of a drive-by shooting at Northeast Sacramento Street and Rodney Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with witnesses who described seeing someone in a white American car drive by and fire multiple shots. The vehicle was last seen westbound on Sacramento then northbound on Williams Avenue.

Officers located evidence of gunfire but have not located any gunshot victims or property damage.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

The Gang Enforcement Team is continuing to investigate several gang-related shootings citywide.

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.

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. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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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Family Disturbance in Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Results in Stabbing - Suspect in Custody - 05/26/15
On Tuesday May 26, 2015, at 5:22 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 3200 block of Southeast 112th Avenue on the report of a stabbing.

Officers arrived in the area and took the suspect into custody without incident. The victim was inside the home, seriously injured. An officer used a tourniquet to stop the victim's bleeding until medical personnel arrived and were able to transport him to a Portland hospital. The victim is expected to survive his injuries.

The victim and suspect are both adult males and are reported to be family members.

There is no public risk as a result of this incident and investigators from the Domestic Violence Response Unit (DVRU) will be continuing the the investigation.

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Gang Enforcement Team Investigating a Shooting in Southeast Portland's Lents Neighborhood - No Known Injuries (Photo) - 05/26/15
On Tuesday May 26, 2015, at 5:15 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of that the occupants of one car were shooting at the occupants of another car.

Officers arrived in the area and found evidence of gunfire at Southeast 108th Avenue and Powell Boulevard.

Preliminary information indicates that occupants of two cars may have been shooting at each other. Vehicle descriptions include a white sedan, a dark blue sedan and a black sedan. Witnesses describe the vehicles leaving in various directions and that they were occupied by African American males in their 20s.

No gunshot victims have been located and none have arrived at any area hospitals.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has other pertinent information should call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

The Gang Enforcement Team is continuing to investigate several gang-related shootings citywide.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact Detective Brad Clifton at (503) 823-2087, brad.clifton@portlandoregon.gov.

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.

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. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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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Robbery, Shots Fired at Wilkes Neighborhood Tavern in East Portland - No Injuries - 05/26/15
On Tuesday May 26, 2015, at 4:04 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Daily Double Inn, located at 1607 Northeast 162nd Avenue, on the report of a robbery with shots fired in the bar.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that two suspects entered the bar and one of them fired a shot into the ceiling as they demanded money. Several customers ran out of the bar and called 9-1-1.

After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the bar without injuring anyone.

Officers checked the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspects descriptions.

The suspects are described as:

A white male in his 20s, 5'10" tall.

A white male in his 20s, 6'1" tall, stocky build, wearing dark clothing, and armed with a handgun.

Anyone who witnessed this robbery but did not talk to police at the scene should call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405.

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One Arrested After Gang-Related Shooting, Pursuit in Montavilla Neighborhood (Photo) - 05/26/15
On Tuesday May 26, 2015, at 12:44 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast 82nd Avenue and Wasco Street on the report of multiple gunshots heard in the area.

Officers arrived in the neighborhood and located evidence of gunfire on Northeast 81st Avenue. Officers spoke with a witness at the Eastern Cathay Restaurant, located at 1411 Northeast 82nd Avenue, who told police that a group of 20 African American males came into the bar and started ordering drinks. The witness told police that due to the number of people coming in and out of the bar, management closed the bar and asked everyone to leave.

The witness reported that as soon as the group exited the bar, multiple gunshots were fired in the rear of the restaurant, towards 81st Avenue.

As officers were arriving on the shooting call on Northeast 82nd Avenue, East Precinct officers saw four vehicles speeding southbound on Southeast 82nd Ave at Powell Boulevard. Officers pursued one of the vehicles, a silver Nissan Altima. A passenger got out of the Altima and ran into the neighborhood but was later located by officers, including a Police K-9 Unit.

The passenger, 23-year-old Adyia Thomas Graham, was taken into custody and a handgun was recovered in the area after officers saw him drop a gun as he got out of the car.

Graham was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Felon in Possession of a Firearm and a Parole Violation. Graham is a known gang member.

The Gang Enforcement Team is continuing to investigate several gang-related shootings citywide.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact Detective Brad Clifton at (503) 823-2087, brad.clifton@portlandoregon.gov.

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.

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. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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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Three Arrested After Burglary at Roosevelt High School Early Tuesday Morning - 05/26/15
On Tuesday May 26, 2015, at 4:37 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a burglary at Roosevelt High School after security reported seeing three people run from the school.

Officers responded to the area and located one adult and two juveniles, all of whom were taken into custody.

Officers recovered a stolen iPad and school supplies from the suspects, who appear to have made entry through an unlocked door.

19-year-old Dalton Parnell was charged with Burglary in the Second Degree and Aggravated Theft in the First Degree. Parnell was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned on Wednesday.

A 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy were also arrested and transported to the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home on burglary charges.

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Outreach, Education and Enforcement Effort Beginning in the Central Eastside Industrial District (Photo) - 05/26/15
The Portland Police Bureau's Central Precinct will be conducting an outreach, education and enforcement effort in the Central Eastside Industrial District (CEID) for the next few weeks to address entrenched street camping and related problems. This effort comes after numerous complaints by community members.

The Bureau has partnered with JOIN for the past year to conduct outreach with people affected by homelessness in the CEID and will continue to work to connect people living on the street to the variety of services available in the City of Portland.

For the next few weeks, Central Precinct will be coordinating outreach, education and enforcement efforts with the following Bureaus and agencies:

* Portland Parks & Recreation
* Portland Bureau of Transportation
* Oregon Department of Transportation
* Multnomah County Animal Control
* Multnomah County Sheriff's Office - Corrections Division
* Metro's RID Patrol
* Pacific Patrol Services

Additionally, Central Precinct officers will work in partnership with the Neighborhood Response Teams (NRT) from North and East Precincts, as well as the Behavioral Health Unit's Service Coordination Team (SCT), and the Bike Theft Task Force (BTTF).

Areas of focus will include, but will not be limited to the Eastbank Esplanade, Water Avenue, and the St. Francis/Washington High School area.

Goals of this effort include, but are not limited to:

* Increasing the number of people that are accessing available services.
* Enforcing City Code 14A.50.050 regarding structures on public property or public rights-of-way.
* Removing discarded property and garbage left on public property or public rights-of-way.

Property will not be confiscated unless there is a crime and the property is needed as evidence, or if the property is suspected to be stolen. Property that is left behind will be managed by Pacific Patrol Services, a City of Portland contractor.

Voluntary compliance is an overall part of this effort. Warnings have been given and will continue to be given regarding law violations that exist in the area and continued violation may result in arrests for Interfering with a Peace Officer and/or the proper City or Criminal Code violation.

For more information on available services, visit the City of Portland's Ending Homelessness page at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/60643

The Portland Police Bureau Public Information Officer (PIO) will be available to meet with members of the media at 10:30 a.m. on the Eastbank Esplanade at the foot of Southeast Madison Street.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Lloyd District - No Known Injuries - 05/25/15
On Monday May 25, 2015, at 5:45 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at Northeast 11th Avenue and Holladay Street.

Several officers responded to the area and contacted witnesses who reported that a group of young African American males were standing on the southeast corner of the intersection when another group of young African American males walked up to the corner from the East. A dark-colored vehicle pulled up to the corner and an young African American male got out of the car and approached the group on the corner.

Someone in the group fired multiple shots and the groups scattered the area. It is unclear if the shooter was firing at the people in the vehicle or someone else on the corner.

Witnesses reported that the shooter, an African American male in his 20s, ran eastbound on Holladay Street, along with three other African American males. A possible intended victim was described as an African American male in his 20s with an African American female in her her early 20s, heavy build, wearing a red tank top.

The vehicle that stopped at the corner was last seen traveling southbound on Holladay.

No gunshot victims were located at the scene or have arrived at any hospital.

Vehicle traffic in the area of Northeast 11th Avenue and Holladay Street will be impacted for awhile as the investigation continues.

The Lloyd Center Transit Station is closed temporarily. Trains are not stopping at the station due to police activity.

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

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.

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. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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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Shooting Investigation Underway on 122nd Avenue Near East Burnside - No Known Victims - 05/25/15
On Monday May 25, 2015, at 3:15 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a drive-by shooting near 122nd Avenue and East Burnside Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire and a house on the corner of Southeast 122nd Avenue and Ankeny Street that was struck by gunfire.

No gunshot victims were located at the scene and witnesses indicated to police that a group of young African American males were walking on 122nd Avenue when a car drove by and fired several rounds at them, causing the group to scatter.

The vehicle was described as silver, occupied by three African American males. The vehicle was last seen traveling southbound on 122nd Avenue.

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

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.

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. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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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Traffic Crash Closes Part of Marine Drive - One Person Transported to the Hospital - 05/25/15
On Monday May 25, 2015, at 3:10 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a three car crash on Northeast Marine Drive, East of 122nd Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the crash. One of the drivers was transported to the hospital with traumatic, but not life-threatening injuries.

The cause of the crash is under investigation and Marine Drive is expected to be closed for approximately one hour, between 122nd and 138th Avenues.

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Robbery Detectives Investigating Two Overnight Armed Robberies in Southeast Portland - No Injuries - 05/24/15
On Sunday May 24, 2015, at 3:30 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Kilt Irish Pub, located at 4336 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the bartender who told police that he was in the process of closing for the night when two suspects broke through the glass door and robbed him at gunpoint.

After taking an undisclosed amount of cash, both suspect left the bar and were last seen running southbound on Southeast 44th Avenue.

The suspects were described as two white males, one wearing a red hoodie and the other a black hoodie.

While officers were still investigating the robbery at Kilt, an area resident called to report that he had been robbed at gunpoint while walking to his car from his residence in the 4900 block of Southeast 71st Avenue. The victim told police that the robbery occurred at approximately 3:15 a.m., before the robbery at Kilt.

The suspect descriptions were similar in both cases so Robbery detectives will investigate whether or not these cases are connected.

Anyone with information about either robbery is asked to contact Robbery detectives at (503) 823-0405.

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Officers Seize Handgun from Suicidal Man in Concordia Neighborhood - Man Taken to Hospital for Treatment - 05/24/15
On Sunday May 24, 2015, at 5:22 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 6400 block of Northeast 38th Avenue on the report of a 26-year-old man armed with a gun threatening to shoot himself and the police.

Officers arrived in the area and worked to contain the area visually before making a phone call into the house to talk to the man.

Prior to attempting contact with the man, he exited the home and walked away. Officers contacted him several houses away and were able to take him into custody without incident.

Officers checked the man for weapons and found a loaded handgun and spare magazine in his possession.

The gun and magazine was taken for safekeeping and the man was transported to a Portland hospital on a Police Hold.

The case will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

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 on Investigation Where Suspect Breaks Into Occupied House Armed With a Knife Resulting in an Officer-Involved Shooting (Photo) - 05/24/15
47-year-old Michael Shawn Harrison was released from the hospital on Saturday May 23, 2015, and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempted Assault in the First Degree (two counts), Unlawful Use of a Weapon (two counts) and Burglary in the First Degree.

Harrison will be arraigned on Tuesday in Multnomah County Court.

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Portland Police Bureau detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances of an incident where a suspect armed with a knife, broke into an occupied house, resulting in an officer-involved shooting. The incident occurred in the afternoon hours of Sunday May 17, 2015 in the Brooklyn Neighborhood of Southeast Portland.

The burglary suspect injured in the shooting has been identified as 47-year-old Michael Shawn Harrison. He remains in a Portland hospital in critical condition on a Police Hold with several gunshot wounds as well as several serious self-inflicted cuts to his arms and abdomen. Harrison is expected to survive his injuries.

This investigation started on May 17, 2015, at 2:15 p.m., when Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a man leaving a home in the 3900 block of Southeast 14th Avenue after cutting himself with a knife. As officers were responding, additional information was broadcast that the man was Michael Harrison, that he was armed with a steak knife, and that he was upset over a pending divorce.

An American Medical Response (AMR) unit in the area told dispatch that they saw a subject matching Harrison's description walking eastbound on Center Street, passing Brooklyn School Park (investigators later determined that this person was unlikely to be Harrison).

Shortly after this call, a resident in the 1500 Block of Southeast Boise Street called to report that a male armed with a knife and blood on his hands had broken into her house and she was hiding in the basement with two young children.

Officers arrived in the area of the home on Boise Street and contacted the woman by phone and were able to evacuate her and the two children out the rear of the home. Neither she nor the children were injured by Harrison. The woman later told investigators that when Harrison saw her in the home, he asked her, "Are the children home?"

Additional officers began establishing containment in the area of the home, observing Harrison inside the victim's home.

Harrison exited the woman's home, armed with a kitchen knife, and sprinted towards officers, who were across Boise Street to the South of the home.

Sergeant Martin Padilla, a 17-year-veteran of the Bureau, fired a less-lethal shotgun at Harrison and Officer Raelynn McKay, a three-year-veteran of the Bureau, fired her handgun as Harrison sprinted toward them, threatening them with the knife.

Harrison continued running after the shots were fired, ran between Officer McKay and Sergeant Padilla and slammed into the side of a house in the 4200 block of Southeast 15th Avenue.

Officers were able to quickly take Harrison into custody after a brief struggle. Medical personnel, who were in the area on standby for the initial call, were able to quickly provide medical aid and transport to the hospital.

No officers were injured during the incident. Investigators have interviewed several witnesses to the incident, including witness officers and neighbors.

Investigators learned that Harrison discarded his first knife in the woman's home and retrieved a different knife that he used to threaten officers.

Officer McKay and Sergeant Padilla have been placed on paid Administrative Leave, per Bureau policy, until the investigation is complete.

When the investigation is complete, the case will be given to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review and presentation to a Grand Jury to consider criminal charges against the suspect, Michael Harrison, as well as consider the justification for the use of force by Officer McKay and Sergeant Padilla.

Following the Grand Jury, the Bureau may release additional information. 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, Bureau 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 Mark Slater at (503) 823-9319, mark.slater@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Erik Kammerer at (503) 823-0762, erik.kammerer@portlandoregon.gov.

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Gang Enforcement Team Arrests 23-Year-Old Man Involved in University Park Neighborhood Shooting (Photo) - 05/23/15
In the afternoon hours of Friday May 23, 2015, Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers, assisted by members of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with a shooting that occurred on Wednesday afternoon.

23-year-old Marcel Lee Daniel Jr. of North Portland was arrested on Friday and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempted Murder, Attempted Assault in the First Degree, Attempted Assault in the Second Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. He will be arraigned on Tuesday in Multnomah County Court.

Investigators also served search warrants at two residences associated to Daniel: 9422 North Adriatic Avenue and 9586 North Buchanan Avenue.

This investigation started on Wednesday May 20, 2015, at 4:26 p.m., when North Precinct and GET officers responded to the report of a shooting at a residence in the 4300 block of North Willis Boulevard. The caller reported that her grandson, 20-year-old Robert Lee Bradford, arrived at the home after being shot in the arm. Bradford was transported by a family member to a Portland hospital for treatment to his non-life-threatening injury.

Investigators learned that the shooting occurred in the area of North Portsmouth Avenue and Bowdoin Street and that the occupants of two moving vehicles were shooting at each other.

Using witness information and investigative leads, GET investigators determined Daniel and Bradford were together in one vehicle during the shooting. The other vehicle has yet to be identified.

Daniel's vehicle was seized from the home on North Buchanan Avenue, along with a handgun and a small amount of crack cocaine.

This investigation is continuing and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-2087, brad.clifton@portlandoregon.gov.

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.

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. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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 - SERT RESPONDING: Shooting Investigation Underway Near I-205 and Airport Way - Marine Drive Closed - 05/22/15
The suspect in this incident was not located and officers have cleared the area. All traffic lanes have been reopened.

The victim in this incident, a male adult, was pistol-whipped by the suspect. No shots were actually fired and detectives are following-up to determine what led up to the assault.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Assault detectives at (5030 823-0400.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT), Air Support Unit (ASU) and the Canine Unit are all responding to assist on this call.

Media staging is on the North side of the Holiday Inn Express parking lot on Airport Way. Access will likely be from the South and/or East.

PIO is enroute to the scene.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Friday May 22, 2015, at 2:07 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 12000 block of Northeast Airport Way (East of the I-205 bridge).

Multiple officers have responded to the scene and are looking for a suspect who may be armed and in the area.

Officers and medical personnel located a victim at McDonald's and he is receiving treatment after being physically assaulted. It does not appear that there are any gunshot victims in the area and it is not yet clear what circumstances led to the shooting.

The suspect is described as an African American male in his 20s, 5'8" tall, 115 pounds, wearing a black sweatshirt with white writing on the back and blue jeans.

A witness described the suspect running towards Marine Drive from the area of Home Depot.

Marine Drive is presently closed to all traffic, from 122nd to 33rd Avenue, as police begin to search the area for the suspect.

North Precinct officers are being assisted by Port of Portland Police, Gresham Police, and the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.

Anyone seeing a person matching the suspect's description in the area should call 9-1-1. Witnesses or anyone with non-emergency information should call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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Search Warrant at Kenton Neighborhood Home Yields Cash, Drugs, Guns and Five Arrests (Photo) - 05/22/15
On Thursday May 21, 2015, the North Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) and Street Crimes Unit (SCU) served a search warrant at 8602 North Endicott Avenue after receiving neighborhood complaints about drug activity at the home.

The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) served the warrant and secured the home for investigators. SERT is utilized by the Bureau to serve search warrants that are deemed "high risk" due to information developed in an investigation, including the presence of firearms.

Five men in the home were arrested and investigators seized a handgun, a rifle, and small amounts of cash, heroin and methamphetamine.

The investigation started after neighbors reported lots of foot traffic to and from the home and that occupants would often leave the home and conduct drug sales in the neighborhood. Neighbors worked with North Precinct officers to develop additional information leading to the search warrant and arrests.

The five men arrested were identified as:

40-year-old Michael Eric Humphrey

36-year-old Travis Eugene Leach

40-year-old Jesse John Hill

45-year-old Sean Tibe

36-year-old Michael James Ermis

All five men were booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a variety of charges.

Humphrey was booked on charges of Manufacturing, Delivery and Possession of Heroin; Manufacturing, Delivery and Possession of Methamphetamine; Felon in Possession of a Firearm; and, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Leach was booked on charges Possession of Heroin along with two outstanding arrest warrants.

Hill was booked on a charge of Possession of Heroin.

Tibe was booked on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Attempted Possession of Heroin.

Ermis was booked on a charge of Possession of Heroin.

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 Fires Shot, Robs a Downtown Lounge - No Injuries - 05/22/15
On Friday May 22, 2015, at 2:10 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Commodore Lounge, located at 1650 West Burnside Street, on the report of an armed robbery. The caller reported that the suspect fired a shot then fled the bar.

Several officers, including a Police K-9 Unit, responded to the area. Officers spoke with employees and witnesses and learned that the suspect entered the bar, demanded money from the employee and fired a single shot into the air from a handgun.

After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the bar and was last seen running northbound on 17th Avenue.

Several officers checked the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as a white male in his early-30s, 5'10" tall, thin build, wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery detectives at (503) 823-0405.

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UPDATE #2: Major Crash Team Responding to Investigate Fatal Crash on Northeast Columbia Boulevard (Photo) - 05/21/15
Harp was transported to a Portland hospital with significant burns where he is expected to remain for some time.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The driver killed in last night's crash has been identified as 37-year-old Jared Daniel Mack of North Portland. He was driving a red 1999 Ford E-350 van.

The tractor trailer driver that was critically injured has been identified as 54-year-old Mike Robertson Harp of Tillamook, Oregon. He was driving a 1999 International tractor pulling a 1995 trailer full of US Mail. Harp drives for Dill Star Routes, which contracts with the US Postal Service.

Investigators learned that Mack was driving westbound on Columbia Boulevard. Witnesses described his driving as erratic and that he was driving in the middle turn lane before crossing over into the eastbound lanes where he struck Harp's vehicle head-on.

Based on the investigation, officers believe speed (driving) and alcohol are likely factors in this crash.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Wednesday May 20, 2015, at 9:13 p.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a traffic crash on Northeast Columbia Boulevard at 17th Avenue involving a tractor trailer and a van where both vehicles were on fire.

Officers, medical personnel and firefighters arrived at the scene and discovered one fatality and one person seriously injured. The injured party has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment and their condition is not known.

All traffic on Columbia Boulevard is blocked between approximately 15th and 24th Avenues, drivers are encouraged to use Lombard Street as an alternate route. No time frame has been established for the road re-opening.

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

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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GREAT Graduation Today at Hosford Middle School in Southeast Portland (Photo) - 05/21/15
Today, Thursday May 21, 2015, at 3:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau G.R.E.A.T. Program will be honoring students at Hosford Middle School, located at 2303 Southeast 28th Place.

Officers David Hughes and Mike Paresa will be celebrating the graduation and honoring the students hard work and achievement in the G.R.E.A.T. Program.

G.R.E.A.T. stands for Gang Resistance Education And Training. The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. With prevention as its primary objective, the program is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership.

Media is invited to attend this special event and is asked to check in with the office before attending the graduation.

To learn more about the G.R.E.A.T. Program, contact Officer Mike Paresa at (503) 823-2186 or Mike.Paresa@PortlandOregon.gov.

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #15-21 Clark County Homicide (Photo) - 05/21/15
The Clark County (WA) Sheriff's Office, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve a homicide.

On January 2, 2015, the body of 40-year-old Jessica Newton was discovered near the Columbia River in Clark County, Washington. The condition of her body was suspicious to investigators.

Little information is known about Newton's whereabouts or acquaintances in mid-to-late December 2014. Newton was known to frequent East Portland and Downtown Portland homeless services.

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. Links can be shared directly with investigators or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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.

Media Contact:
Sergeant Fred Neiman
Clark Count (WA) Sheriff's Office
fred.neiman@clark.wa.gov
(360) 397-6150

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No Reported Injuries in Two Separate Shootings in North Portland - Gang Enforcement Team Investigating (Photo) - 05/20/15
North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers are investigating two additional shootings that occurred in North Portland on Wednesday evening.

At 6:51 p.m., officers responded to the report of multiple gunshots fired at Trenton Park, located at North Trenton Street and Hamlin Avenue. Witnesses reported to police that occupants of two vehicles may have been shooting at each other before both cars left the area.

No gunshot victims were located or were dropped off at any hospitals.

At 9:05 p.m., officers responded to the area of North Lombard Street and Van Houten Avenue on the report of multiple gunshots heard in the area.

Officers arrived in the area and learned from witnesses that the occupants of two vehicles may have been shooting at each other before speeding out of the area. No gunshot victims were located at the scene or dropped off at any hospitals.

At this point, it is not known if these two shootings are connected to each other or have any connection to the shooting that occurred earlier in the afternoon at North Portsmouth Avenue and Lombard Street.

There is no confirmed suspect information at this point.

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

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.

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. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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: Shooting Investigation Underway in North Portland's University Park Neighborhood - 05/20/15
A 20-year-old male has arrived at a Portland hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The investigation is continuing at this time.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Wednesday May 20, 2015, at 4:26 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 4300 block of North Willis Boulevard where the caller reported her grandson had been shot.

As officers were responding, additional information was received that the shooting occurred in the 5200 block of North Lombard Street, outside the Twilight Room.

Preliminary information indicates that the shooting victim left the shooting scene, went to the address on North Willis Boulevard, then was taken away by private vehicle. The victim has not arrived at any Portland hospital yet and the extent of his injuries are not known.

A crime scene has been established and traffic on North Lombard Street and Portsmouth Avenue is closed.

There is no confirmed suspect information at this point.

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

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.

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. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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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North Precinct Officers Arrest Car Prowlers in Beaumont-Wilshire Neighborhood (Photo) - 05/20/15
On Tuesday May 19, 2015, at 12:03 a.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to the 4200 block of Northeast Wistaria Drive on the report that a car prowler just broke into a vehicle then left the area in a white Ford Taurus.

Several officers responded to the area and one officer stopped a possible suspect vehicle at Northeast 64th Avenue and Klickitat Street. Officers contacted two people in the vehicle, 33-year-old Shaykeishya Hardin (driver) and 34-year-old Ernesto Ruiz Lewis (passenger).

Officers observed several items of property in the back seat of the vehicle so the car prowl victim was brought to the scene, where he identified items of his property taken from his vehicle.

Both Hardin and Lewis were taken into custody and officers found numerous items in the car that were linked to several car prowls in the Metro area.

Hardin and Lewis were booked into the Multnomah County Jail on 29 different charges each.

If someone is a witness to a car prowl in progress, they are asked to call 9-1-1 immediately and provide as much information as possible, including the suspect(s) description.

Theft from vehicles (car prowls) is the unlawful taking of motor vehicle contents or parts, and is a crime that can be completed in less than a minute. Despite being under reported, it consistently ranks as one of the top three crimes reported to the Portland Police Bureau each year. Most thieves target items stored in vehicles including purses, wallets, mobile phones, laptops, electronic devices, loose change, and personal information. Car prowls are crimes of opportunity where offenders make split-second decisions to break into vehicles when they see valuables in plain view.

To reduce the likelihood of your vehicle being targeted, the Portland Police Bureau reminds community members to remove valuables from their cars. This includes items that may appear valuable, such as a gym bag that a thief believes might contain an electronic device, or chargers and accessories that indicate a GPS or mobile phone may be stashed in your vehicle. Car prowlers are known to visit parking lots and observe activity. If you must store anything in your car, keep it out of sight and secure, and transfer it to the trunk before you arrive at your destination. Lock your doors and close your windows. Park in busy, well-lit areas, and store your vehicle in your garage at night where possible.

If you are the victim of a car prowl, the Police Bureau encourages victims to file a police report online by visiting http://www.PortlandPolice.com

Additional car prowl prevention tips can be found by visiting the City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention webpage, http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/320547

The Portland Police Bureau released a video in 2009 titled "Confessions of a Car Prowler", which can be viewed at http://youtu.be/De5IHBoGz6A

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Multiple Tires Slashed in Downtown Portland Tuesday Evening - 05/20/15
On Tuesday May 19, 2015, Central Precinct officers received more than a dozen reports from people stating their vehicle's tires were slashed. The area of the crime spree was Southwest Morrison to Jefferson Streets, 12th to 18th Avenues, from approximately 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Officers received a vague description of the suspects: a white male and an African American male, both appeared to be homeless men.

Anyone in the area who discovered their tires slashed but did not make a report is encouraged to do so by filing online at http://www.portlandpolice.com or by calling the Police Non-Emergency Line at (503) 823-3333, reference case #15-165178.

Anyone with information about this case should email Officer Eric Weber, eric.weber@portlandoregon.gov; or call (503) 823-0097 and leave a message.

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #15-20 Bank Robbery (Photo) - 05/20/15
The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to identify a suspect who robbed a Lloyd District bank.

On Friday May 8, 2015, at 9:47 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at Umpqua Bank, located at 1448 Northeast Weidler Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that the suspect presented a demand note to the teller before obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash. Employees told police that the suspect left the bank without incident and was last seen walking eastbound on Weidler from the bank.

Several officers are in the area searching for the suspect, described as a white male in his mid-40s to early 50s, 6'2" tall, medium build, wearing dark clothing and carrying a bag or satchel.

Surveillance images of the suspect are being released to the public to aid in this investigation.

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. Links can be shared directly with investigators or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #15-19 Gresham Homicide (Photo) - 05/19/15
The Gresham Police Department, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve a homicide.

On May 11, 2015, at 11:21 p.m., a witness called 9-1-1 to report a shooting that occurred at a residence located at 1815 NW 7th Place in Gresham. Officers and medical personnel arrived and located 25-year-old Erick Austin Carnegie deceased after an apparent shooting. There is a known medical marijuana growing operation at this residence.

A witness reported to police that while he was walking up to the front door of the residence, two suspects approached him from behind and forced him inside the residence.

During the incident inside Mr. Carnegie was shot and killed. After the shooting, both suspects immediately ran to a vehicle, which was parked a short distance away from the residence.

Detectives believe the suspects may have been in the neighborhood for some time, prior to the shooting.

The suspects are described as:

An African American male in his mid-20s, light-skinned, 6'0" tall, skinny build, wearing a dark-colored hoody, bandana covering his face, and black shoes. This suspect was armed with a handgun.

An African American male, unknown age, dark-skinned, 5'8" tall, 160 to 170 pounds, goatee, 2" Afro, wearing a burgundy sweatshirt. This suspect was armed with a Taser.

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. Links can be shared directly with investigators or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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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GREAT Graduation Today at Boise Eliot School in North Portland (Photo) - 05/19/15
On Tuesday May 19, 2015, at 12:15 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau G.R.E.A.T. Program will be honoring students at Boise Eliot School, located at 620 North Fremont Street.

Officer Mike Paresa will be celebrating the graduation and honoring the students hard work and achievement in the G.R.E.A.T. Program.

G.R.E.A.T. stands for Gang Resistance Education And Training. The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. With prevention as its primary objective, the program is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership.

Media is invited to attend this special event and is asked to check in with the office before attending the graduation.

To learn more about the G.R.E.A.T. Program, contact Officer Mike Paresa at (503) 823-2186 or Mike.Paresa@PortlandOregon.gov.

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UPDATE: Central Precinct Officers Attempting to Talk with Man in Crisis on I-405 Overpass - 05/18/15
The man on the overpass jumped off and landed on the ground below, suffering multiple injuries. He was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment. His current condition is not known.

Officers at the scene were not able to enter into any meaningful dialogue with the man prior to his jump.

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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On Monday May 18, 2015, at 8:32 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a man on the Southwest 5th Avenue overpass, over I-405, outside the fence. The caller reported that the man appeared intoxicated, had a knife in his hand and that he was spitting blood onto the freeway.

Officers arrived in the area and briefly shut down I-405 but have allowed to start moving as he is now standing over a green space.

An Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT) officer is attempting to talk with the man but he's spitting blood towards police so they have backed away from him for now.

The Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) will be consulted.

Traffic along the overpass may be affected periodically due to this active incident.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Montavilla Park - 05/18/15
On Monday May 18, 2015, at 4:13 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of multiple gunshots heard at Montavilla Park, located at 8219 Northeast Glisan Street.

Multiple officers arrived in the area and spoke with witnesses who described hearing multiple gunshots in the park and seeing two African American males run to a dark-colored vehicle and leave westbound on Glisan Street. Witnesses described two different African American males as the intended victims and that they also left in a vehicle, possibly a gray or silver smaller SUV.

No gunshot victims have been located in the park.

Several officers are in the area of the park and Gang Enforcement Team investigators are responding to the scene.

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.

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. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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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Commercial Burglary Suspect Arrested This Morning in Hazelwood Neighborhood (Photo) - 05/18/15
On Monday May 18, 2015, at 1:48 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Verizon Wireless, located at 9740 Southeast Washington Street on the report of a burglary alarm.

Several officers, including Police K-9 Units, responded to the area and established containment around the shopping complex, which included Coffee's On. The first arriving officers heard noises on the roof and could see inside the business, noting that a ceiling tile had been altered.

Portland Fire & Rescue responded to assist police with a ladder to gain roof access. Once on the roof, officers discovered forced entry had been made through an HVAC duct.

A responsible party arrived and opened the doors for police, who then went inside and found the suspect hiding in a janitor's washroom sink inside Coffee's On. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

The suspect was transported to Southeast Precinct where Burglary detectives continued the investigation.

The suspect, 30-year-old Cruz Ortiz Jr., was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the Second Degree (two counts) and Criminal Mischief in the First Degree (two counts). He will be arraigned on Tuesday.

Burglary detectives are investigating numerous other commercial burglaries that have been reported along Southeast 82nd Avenue and other parts of Southeast Portland to determine if Ortiz may have been involved in other cases. Most of these burglaries have been occurring in the middle of the night.

Ortiz was previously arrested on April 1, 2015, after a burglary at Berry's Southeast Coin & Jewelry, located at 8115 Southeast Powell Boulevard.

Anyone witnessing a crime in progress should immediately call 9-1-1. Non-emergency information can be reported to (503) 823-3333.

The Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) has a security assessment tool for businesses, available for download by visiting: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/320552

Additional crime prevention information can be found by visiting ONI's Crime Prevention page: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/cp

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UPDATE: Major Crash Team Investigating Fatal Crash on NW Meridian Ridge Drive Near Skyline Boulevard (Photo) - 05/18/15
The two people injured in Sunday evening's crash have been identified as 39-year-old Jacob Seth Farrar and 30-year-old Kathryn Anne McEachern.

Farrar remains in a Portland hospital in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

McEachern was treated and released from a Portland hospital.

A third person, 29-year-old Jack Davis, was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene.

Crash investigators determined that Farrar was the driver (and registered owner) of the vehicle, a 1998 Nissan Pathfinder. McEachern was the front passenger and Davis was seated in the rear of the vehicle.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation but preliminary information indicates that alcohol and speed (driving) may be a factor.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact Officer Erik Koppang at (503) 823-2216, erik.koppang@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Sunday May 17, 2015, at 7:53 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of an injury crash in the 6600 block of Northwest Meridian Ridge Drive.

Officers and Portland Fire & Rescue personnel arrived and located the vehicle down an embankment from Skyline Boulevard. Medical personnel located one person deceased at the scene, two others have been transported to Portland hospitals with traumatic injuries.

Initial information indicates that the vehicle left the roadway on Skyline Boulevard and rolled down an embankment towards Meridian Ridge Drive, striking a house and catching fire. Neighbors worked to get the vehicle fire out and there are no reported injuries at the home. It is not known at this time the extent of the damage to the home, the cause of the crash or which of the three people was the driver.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is at the scene beginning a crash investigation.

Traffic on Skyline Boulevard may be affected for several hours during this investigation.

No additional updates are expected this evening.

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UPDATE: Drunk Driver Critically Injures Passenger After Fight Outside North Portland Bar (Photo) - 05/18/15
29-year-old Krystle Carruthers, injured in this crash, remains in critical condition at a Portland hospital with life-threatening injuries.

28-year-old Jason Fahlman was treated and released for injuries he suffered when Camacho ran over his foot.

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On Sunday May 17, 2015, at 12:36 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a large fight in the 800 block of North Russell Street.

As officers were en route to the scene, they were provided an update that a male involved in the fight left the White Eagle bar with a female, got into a car and sped away. The male driver drove up onto the sidewalk and crashing into a sign post about a block away from the bar.

The female passenger got out of the car and the driver put the car in reverse, running over another person's foot and striking the female with the open car door. The female was thrown to the ground and suffered significant head trauma.

The driver stopped the vehicle and was detained and assaulted by several people who witnessed the incident.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and the female was transported to a Portland hospital with life-threatening injuries. She has tentatively been identified as a 29-year-old female.

The person whose foot was run over is a 28-year-old male. He also required medical treatment for his injuries.

The victim's names will not be released until Monday May 18, 2015.

The East County Major Crash Team responded to assist with the traffic crash investigation.

The driver, 27-year-old Avery Camacho, was transported to the hospital and later booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Second Degree, Assault in the Third Degree, Assault in the Fourth Degree (two counts), Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Reckless Endangerment (two counts), and Reckless Driving. He will be arraigned on Monday and could face additional charges, depending on the female's medical condition.

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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Police seek public's help locating an endangered missing person - 05/18/15
Dora McIntyre was safely located in Downtown Portland early Monday morning and is no longer missing.

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The Portland Police Bureau Missing Persons Detectives are asking for the public's help in locating Dora Ann McIntyre. Ms. McIntyre is a 74-year-old white female, about 5'8" tall and weighing 180 lbs. She was last seen wearing a black t-shirt with white flowers, blue jeans and open-healed sandals. She was last seen in the area of 11500 block of NE Glisan St. and may be headed to the 5800 Block of S.E. Milwaukie Ave.

Ms. McIntyre is medically fragile. The Portland Police Bureau is being assisted by the Multnomah County Search and Rescue Team. If Ms. McIntyre is located please call 911. If anyone has information about Ms. McIntyre's whereabouts they are being asked to contact Det. Lori Fonken at 503-823-1081. A picture is attached, however, Ms. McIntyre is not believe to have glasses on currently.
Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Woodlawn Neighborhood - One Person Injured - 05/18/15
On Sunday May 17, 2015, at 11:44 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 1500 block of Northeast Liberty Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victim at his home where they requested medical personnel respond to attend to him. The victim, a 46-year-old male, was transported to a Portland hospital with a gunshot wound and was alert and conscious at the scene. The victim's home had multiple gunshots fired into it from outside the residence.

Witnesses told police they heard multiple gunshots fired and saw several males running southbound on 15th Avenue after the shooting.

Several officers are in the neighborhood searching for suspects.

Anyone seeing anything suspicious in the neighborhood should call 9-1-1. Investigators from the Gang Enforcement Team are 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.

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. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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 #2 - Subject breaks into occupied house armed with a knife resulting in officer-involved shooting - 05/17/15
Today, May 17, 2015, at 2:15 p.m., Central Precinct officers received a series of calls involving and individual armed with a knife who had broken into a house. Officers initially received a call indicating that an individual had been cutting themselves with a knife and was headed southbound from a residence near the 3900 Block of S.E. 14th ave.

A medical unit in the area updated officers that they had seen the subject, who was still southbound. Shortly after this call, a resident in the 1500 Block of S.E. Boise St. called to report that an individual armed with a knife had broken into her house and she was hiding with two young children.

Officers responded to this location and contacted the woman and two children. Officers began evacuating the woman and children from the area. While doing this the subject, still armed with the knife, abruptly left the house and came at the officers.

The officers had a less-lethal shotgun (a weapon which shoots beanbags and is used to attempt to stop individuals without using a firearm) and attempted to use the less-lethal weapon to stop the individual. This did not work and another officer used her firearm as the individual came within a short distance of her.

Officers were able to quickly take the subject into custody so that medical units could treat him. He was transported to an area hospital. His condition is not know at this time.

Detectives are on scene investigating the incident. It is still very early in the investigation. The investigation will continue overnight and additional updates will be provided tomorrow. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division at 503-823-0400.

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###UPDATE #1###

The initial investigation into this incident has revealed that officers in Central Precinct received a series of calls regarding the individual in this shooting. The first call came from an area home and the caller reported that the individual had been cutting himself with a knife and fled south from the residence. Officers responded and while en route received additional updates.

The first update came from a medical unit which also observed the individual heading south in the area. Shortly after this call another area resident called to report that she was in her home with two young children in the 1500 block of S.E. Boise and that a person armed with a knife had broken in.

Officers located the home with the subject inside. The resident and the young children had managed to exit the home. Officers began to set-up containment on the location and shortly thereafter the shooting occurred.

The investigation is ongoing. The PIO will providing another update and interviews in approximately 30 minutes at S.E. 15th and S.E. Cora.

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Today, May 17, 2015 at 2:15 p.m., Central Precinct officers received a call of an individual cutting himself with a knife. Officers responded to the call which was in the 1500 block of S.E. Boise. During the course of this contact the subject was shot by a responding officer. Officers were able to quickly render medical assistance and the subject is currently being transported to an area hospital.

Homicide detectives are responding to conduct an investigation. It is still early in the investigation. Additional updates will follow as more information becomes available.

The PIO is responding. ETA 50 minutes. The media can stage at S.E. 15th and S.E. Cora

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Central Precinct Officers arrest individual attempting to steal a gay pride flag from a downtown business (Photo) - 05/17/15
Today, May 17, 2015, at 9:53 a.m., Central Precinct officers received a call regarding an individual climbing the side of a building in an attempt to steal a flag. Officers responded to the area and found the individual, 12 to 14' off the ground, on the side of the a building located at 318 SW 3rd Ave.

Officers were able to talk the individual into coming down the side of the building and take him into custody. The individual, 36 year-old, Daniel Svoboda, was arrested for Theft III for the attempt to steal the flag. Svoboda was booking into the Multnomah County Jail.

The investigation revealed that Svoboda had climbed a drainage pipe in an attempt to take the flag. Svoboda appeared somewhat disoriented and was checked by medical prior to his transport to jail.
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Shooting Investigation in Hazelwood Neighborhood on Saturday Night - No Known Injuries - 05/17/15
On Saturday May 16, 2015, at 10:28 p.m., East Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the area of Southeast 127th Avenue and East Burnside Street after a Multnomah County Sheriff's Office sergeant reported hearing gunfire in the area of the Sheriff's Office at Northeast 122nd Avenue and Glisan Street. Additional callers reported hearing the gunshots near 127th and Burnside.

Evidence of gunfire was found in the street but no damage to property was located and no gunshot victims were found or arrived at area hospitals.

There is no suspect information or what preceded the shooting.

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

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Armed Robbery at Parkrose Heights Neighborhood Restaurant - No Injuries - 05/17/15
On Sunday May 17, 2015, at 7:24 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at King's Omelets, located at 10711 Northeast Halsey Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that the suspect was armed with a handgun and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the restaurant without incident.

Several officers, including a Police K-9, searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as a white male in his early 30s, 6' tall, thin build, wearing blue jeans and a brown, hooded jacket.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery Detectives at (503) 823-0405.

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Fight, Shooting Outside Foster-Powell Neighborhood Bar in Southeast Portland - No Known Injuries - 05/17/15
On Sunday May 17, 2015, at 2:11 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a male firing a gun on the corner of Southeast 67th Avenue and Powell Boulevard, then running out of the area.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted several witnesses who told police that a large group of people left Dickey Doo's Bar, 6618 Southeast Powell Boulevard, and got into a physical fight in the parking lot at 67th and Powell.

Witnesses told police that an African American male pulled a gun from his waistband and began shooting towards the crowd and that someone in the crowd returned fire and everyone scattered the area.

Evidence of gunfire was found in the parking lot but no gunshot victims were located or arrived at area hospitals.

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.

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. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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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Several Gunshots Fired Into Humboldt Neighborhood Duplex - No Injuries - 05/17/15
On Sunday May 17, 2015, at 3:17 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunshots fired into a home in the 800 block of Northeast Webster Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the residents of the duplex and learned that nobody in either unit was injured. Several bullets penetrated the walls of both halves of the duplex and evidence of gunfire was found in the street in front of the home.

At this time there is no suspect information.

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.

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. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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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Convicted Felon Arrested, Rifles Seized After Gun Task Force Investigation (Photo) - 05/15/15
On March 28, 2015, Gresham Police Department (GPD) officers contacted 58-year-old David Dean Delker and located two AR-15 rifles in his vehicle during a traffic stop.

GPD officers learned that one of the rifles had an illegally short barrel, and no manufacturer or serial numbers were applied to either rifle. GPD officers continued to investigate and learned that Delker constructed both rifles by using parts purchased online, later assembling them into functioning firearms. At the time, Delker was released pending further investigation.

GPD investigators learned that Delker resided in the City of Portland and provided information to the Portland Police Bureau's Gun Task Force (GTF). Investigators learned that Delker has a dozen felony convictions.

On May 14, 2015, GTF investigators arrested Delker and served a search warrant at his residence in the 7900 block of Southeast 82nd Avenue.

During the search warrant, officers seized an additional short-barreled AR-15 and a 7.69x51 scoped rifle. Additionally, a third AR-15 was found partially constructed, missing only the lower receiver, which was in an outbuilding ready for machining to be made functional.

Investigators also seized numerous gun parts and components, magazines, ammunition, and other gun-related items indicating that Delker was ordering all necessary parts online to build functional rifles.

Delker was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm (five counts) and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (five counts).

The case will be forwarded to the US Attorney's Office for possible Federal prosecution.
This case and arrest was the result of successful collaboration between the Gresham Police Department and the Portland Police Bureau.

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

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.

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

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

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UPDATE #2: East Precinct Officers Respond to Homicide - 05/15/15
The man killed on Thursday morning in Southeast Portland's Centennial Neighborhood has been identified as 38-year-old Mathew Leon Deming. Deming died as a result of a stab wound.

Deming's former girlfriend, 39-year-old Misty Dawn Keeney, has cooperated with investigators and has not been arrested in this case.

Homicide detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the stabbing. Once the investigation is complete, the case will be presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

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The PIO will be giving interviews at SE 158and SE Franklin in 20 minutes.

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###Original Message###


Today, May 14, 2015, at 8:17 a.m., East precinct officers received a call of a disturbance in the 3200 block of S.E. 158th Ave. Initial reports indicated that the call may have involved domestic violence and that a former boyfriend of the resident had broken into the location and then been stabbed. The former boyfriend then fled the location, crashing his vehicle at S.E. 162nd Ave. and S.E. Division St. He was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Officers arrived and set-up a crime scene. An investigation began into the incident. The individual stabbed eventually expired at the hospital. Homicide detectives have been notified and are responding to the scene.

The investigation is ongoing and additional information will be released as it become available.

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Businesses Burglarized in Southeast Portland's Mt. Scott-Arleta Neighborhood - 05/15/15
On Friday May 15, 2015, at 4:22 a.m., East Precinct and Canine Unit officers responded to the report of burglar alarms at two businesses in the 8100 block of Southeast Foster Road.

Officers arrived in the area and found a broken window at the Sprint Store. Officers made entry to the store and found a hole in the wall to another business, Nail Perfection, and determined that the suspect entered from the roof, through Nail Perfection, then broke the Sprint Store window to exit the building.

Limited information indicates that the suspect is a male wearing all dark clothing.

Anyone with information about this burglary is asked to contact Burglary Detectives by email, burglary@portlandoregon.gov.

Business owners and managers are encouraged to visit the City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention page at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/331474 for crime prevention tips and resources.

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Camp Rosenbaum Foundation Fundraiser on Friday (Photo) - 05/14/15
Camp Rosenbaum Foundation's 3rd annual "Taste of Camp" dinner will be held this Friday, May 15, 2015. The dinner will honor Governor Ted Kulongoski with the Fred M. Rosenbaum Humanitarian Award. Media is invited to the event, which will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m. at Castaway Portland, 1900 NW 18th Avenue, Portland.

The dinner supports the ongoing costs of Camp Rosenbaum, an award-winning summer camp experience that provides life enhancing opportunities for low-income, at-risk youth through educational, mentoring, and athletic programs designed to develop good citizenship skills and promote a sense that anything is possible with hard work and positive choices. Camp Rosenbaum brings together military, police, fire fighters, housing authorities and business volunteers to provide a once-in-a-lifetime week for our community's low income children. It is the only camp in the country to bring this diverse group together, all for the kids.

For the last 20 years the Portland Police Bureau has been a lead partner with Oregon National Guard and Home Forward, supplying officers and command staff as counselors and mentors for the youth attending camp. In 2013, the Camp Rosenbaum Foundation returned the favor by funding the Bureau's Youth Summer Camp.

For learn more about the "Taste of Camp" fundraiser or to make a donation to Camp Rosenbaum please visit www.camprosenbaum.org/tasteofcamp/

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UPDATE - East Precinct officers respond to commercial burglary where shots are fired by a victim - 05/13/15
The suspect in this case has been identified as Eugene Alexanderov Bratkov, a 30 year-old male.
He is being booked into the Multnomah County Jail on three counts of Robbery II, one count of Burglary II and two counts of Menacing. He was also wanted on a Parole Violation.

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This morning, May 13, 2015 at 6:40 a.m. East Precinct officers responded to a commercial burglary in the 6400 block of S.E. 101st Avenue. Initial reports indicated that a burglar had been found by employees at the location and that there had possibly been a shooting.

Officers responded and began an investigation. Initial reports indicate that employees had located a suspected burglar or burglars upon arriving at work. Some kind of altercation ensued with a suspect possibly chasing an employee with what appeared to be a rifle. Another employee at the location was armed and fired two rounds at the suspect. The suspect was not struck and was ultimately taken into custody and had to be treated for minor injuries. The rifle turned out to be a pellet gun.

Both Assault and Burglary Detectives have responded to the scene and an investigation is underway. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau's Detective Division at 503-823-0400.

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Back-up PIO responding to requests today - 05/13/15
Greg Stewart will be responding to pager and email requests for information today. However, response will be limited and there may be delays. Thank you for your patience.
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Portland Police Memorial Service Today at Noon at Waterfront Park Police Memorial (Photo) - 05/12/15
Today, Tuesday May 12, 2015, at 12:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau Memorial service will be held at the Portland Police Memorial, located at Waterfront Park just South of the Hawthorne Bridge.

Following the memorial ceremony, there will be a reception at the Portland Police Museum, located in the lobby of the Justice Center, 1111 Southwest 2nd Avenue.

Since 1867, twenty nine officers have lost their lives in the performance of their duties. Their names have been added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial, the Oregon State Memorial and the Portland Police Memorial.

The memorial service is held in conjunction with National Police Memorial Week, honoring law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty.

Community members and members of the media are invited to attend the events.

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Find my iPhone App Helps Police Find a Burglary Suspect (Photo) - 05/11/15
On Monday May 11, 2015, at 2:26 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report that a man smashed a window at the Sprint Store, located at 8136 Southeast Foster Road.

Officers arrived in the area and checked the store, but the suspect had already fled the area. The store manager responded and, along with police, reviewed surveillance video which showed the suspect stealing three iPhones.

At approximately 4:22 a.m., the manager alerted police that he was tracking one of the stolen phones using the Find My iPhone App.

The manager was able to provide real-time information to East Precinct officers about the phone's location, which resulted in officers locating the suspect, who attempted to run away but was quickly captured. Officers recovered the three stolen phones from the suspect.

The suspect, 24-year-old Joseph Russell Anderson, was arrested for Burglary in the Second Degree, along with outstanding parole violation warrants, and booked into the Multnomah County Jail. He will be arraigned on Tuesday.

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UPDATE: Bicyclist Critically Injured in Crash on Powell Boulevard in Creston-Kenilworth Neighborhood - 05/10/15
The injured bicycle rider has been identified as 22-year-old Alistair Stephen Corkett. He was stabilized at a Portland hospital and is expected to survive his traumatic injuries.

The driver of the pick-up, 42-year-old Barry Scott Allen, was detained and released as the investigation continues. Drugs and/or alcohol do not appear to be a factor at this time.

Once the investigation is complete, the case will be given to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

The intersection was reopened to all traffic at approximately 2:00 p.m.

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On Sunday May 10, 2015, at 9:52 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southeast 26th Avenue and Powell Boulevard on the report that a man riding a bicycle had a leg severed after being struck by a man driving a pick-up truck.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the injured man in his 20s. The victim has been transported to a Portland hospital with life-threatening injuries. Several passersby stopped to provide medical aid until paramedics arrived at the scene.

The driver of the truck remained at the scene and has been detained by police for further investigation.

Preliminary information indicates that the truck driver was northbound on 26th Avenue and the bicycle rider and a friend were riding southbound on 26th Avenue. The truck driver turned left in front of the bicycle riders, colliding with the victim.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team has responded to the scene to investigate the crash.

The intersection of Southeast 26th Avenue and Powell Boulevard will be closed to all traffic for several hours as a result of this investigation.

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Protester Arrested for Blocking Railroad Tracks in Northwest Portland (Photo) - 05/08/15
On Friday May 8, 2015, at approximately 11:00 a.m., Central Precinct officers arrested 41-year-old Tim Oscar Norgren for Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree after he blocked a railroad line overnight on private property.

Norgren positioned himself on the private rail tracks with his arm locked inside a large barrel filled with cement and other debris.

This morning, members of the Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit (MEDU) and the Rapid Response Team (RRT) cut the barrel and debris from Norgren's arm and placed him under arrest.

Norgren was booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

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Bank Robbery Investigation Underway in Lloyd District - 05/08/15
On Friday May 8, 2015, at 9:47 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at Umpqua Bank, located at 1448 Northeast Weidler Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that the suspect presented a demand note to the teller before obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash. Employees told police that the suspect left the bank without incident and was last seen walking eastbound on Weidler from the bank.

Several officers are in the area searching for the suspect, described as a white male in his mid-40s to early 50s, 6'2" tall, medium build, wearing dark clothing and carrying a bag or satchel.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact Robbery Detectives at (503) 823-0405; or, the Portland office of the F.B.I. at (503) 224-4181.

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Gang Enforcement Team Investigating Two Shootings in Two Nights at Humboldt Gardens Apartments (Photo) - 05/08/15
On Thursday May 7, 2015, at 10:24 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the Humboldt Garden Apartments, located at 220 North Sumner Street, on the report of multiple gunshots fired into a residence.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victim who told police that she saw two African American males outside her door right before the shots were fired into her home. Another witness saw the suspect running northbound through the neighborhood after the shooting.

Both suspects were wearing gray hoodies and had their faces covered.

There were no injuries in this shooting.

On Wednesday May 6, at 11:33 p.m., a suspected fired multiple rounds at a group of people sitting outside the same residence but did not hit anyone.

Gang Enforcement Team investigators believe the two shootings are related.

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.

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. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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 Officers Attempting to Talk to a Man on the Vista Bridge - 05/07/15
Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT) officers convinced the man to climb back over the fence and he is being transported to a Portland hospital by ambulance on a police hold.

All traffic has been reopened.

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On Thursday May 7, 2015, at 4:32 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Vista Bridge on the report of a man who climbed over the fence, possibly to jump off the bridge.

Officers on the bridge are attempting to talk to the man as other officers and medical personnel are on standby on Southwest Jefferson Street, below the bridge.

The Jefferson Street on-ramp to westbound Highway 26 and the exit to Jefferson from eastbound Highway 26 are presently closed to traffic as a result of this incident.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

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Gang Enforcement Officers Arrest 17-Year-Old After Foot Pursuit, Seize Handgun - 05/07/15
On Wednesday May 6, 2015, at 5:11 p.m., Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers were patrolling the area of North Albina Avenue and Killingsworth Street when they saw a two groups of African American male teens in the intersection involved in an argument while blocking traffic.

One of the teens, later identified as 17-year-old Jordan Louis, reached for his waistband as soon as officers pulled up to the intersection. Other teens in the group yelled "no" and "police" at Louis.

Louis saw the police and took off running as officers exited their patrol car and began to pursue him, believing him to be armed based on their observations.

As Louis ran from officers he dropped a handgun onto the ground, picked it up and continued running.

Additional Gang Enforcement and North Precinct officers responded to the area and set up a neighborhood perimeter. Officers located and arrested Louis a short time later, but he no longer was armed with the handgun.

A K-9 Unit responded and assisted with a search for the gun, which was located in a yard near Louis' arrest.

During the subsequent investigation, officers learned that Louis recently joined a street gang and had been shot it in the past by rival gang members.

Louis was booked into the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home on gun charges and a probation violation warrant.

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.

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Man Critically Injured After Jumping from Downtown Portland Parking Garage - 05/07/15
On Thursday May 7, 2015, at 8:16 a.m., Central Precinct and Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) officers responded to the SmartPark garage, located at Southwest 10th Avenue and Morrison Street, on the report that a man was on the 6th floor getting ready to jump.

Officers arrived and attempted to make contact with the man but he jumped from the garage. The 28-year-old man hit some trees before hitting the street, suffering multiple injuries.

Officers called for medical personnel to respond as they provided first aid and comfort to the injured man.

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

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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GREAT Graduation Scheduled Today at Parkrose Middle School (Photo) - 05/07/15
Today, Thursday May 7, 2015, at 1:30 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau G.R.E.A.T. Program will be honoring students at Parkrose Middle School, located at 11800 Northeast Shaver Street.

Officers Jason Mills, Mike Paresa, John Shadron, and Spencer Sheldon will be celebrating the graduation and honoring the students hard work and achievement in the G.R.E.A.T. Program.

G.R.E.A.T. stands for Gang Resistance Education And Training. The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. With prevention as its primary objective, the program is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership.

Media is invited to attend this special event and is asked to check in with the office before attending the graduation.

To learn more about the G.R.E.A.T. Program, contact Officer Mike Paresa at (503) 823-2186 or Mike.Paresa@PortlandOregon.gov.

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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Still Sought to Find Missing 73-Year-Old Woman - 05/06/15
73-year-old Judith Parman has been safely located and is no longer a missing person.

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The Portland Police Bureau Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate a missing 73-year-old woman from the Sunnyside Neighborhood.

Judith Parman was has been missing since Tuesday May 5, 2015, at approximately 2:00 p.m. from her residential care facility in the 800 block of Southeast 48th Avenue.

Judith is 73 years old, described as a white female, 5'3" to 5'5", 213 pounds, shoulder-length gray hair, hazel eyes, wears glasses, uses a walker. It is not known what she was last wearing today. Judith has dementia and has other medical issues that if left unchecked could endanger her welfare.

She is described as very intelligent and familiar with TriMet.

Anyone seeing Judith is asked to immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact Detective Heidi Helwig at (503) 823-0797, heidi.helwig@portlandoregon.gov.

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CORRECTION: Suspect Uses Pepper Spray During Robbery of University Park Bar - 05/06/15
The name of the bar is Darcy's, not Dotty's, as initially released.

The Bureau regrets the error.

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On Wednesday May 6, 2015, at 2:12 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at Darcy's Bar, located at 4808 North Lombard Street.

Officer arrived in the area and contacted the employee and two customers who told police that the suspect entered the bar, sprayed pepper spray, then stole an undisclosed amount of money. After obtaining the cash, the suspect left the bar and possibly got into a vehicle.

The suspect was described as a male, possibly white, wearing a blue hoody. Officers checked the area but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Robbery detectives at (503) 823-0405.

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UPDATE #5: One Person Injured in Shooting at Cinco de Mayo Festival in Downtown Portland (Photo) - 05/06/15
Investigators arrested a second suspect in connection with last night's shooting. 17-year-old Zachery Sanders was detained near Skidmore Fountain immediately after the shooting and it was later determined that he was involved in the shooting, along with Jeffrey Holdman.

Sanders was booked into the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home on charges of Attempted Murder, Assault in the First Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

The victim, 19-year-old Robert Beckles, is continuing to recover from his injuries at a Portland hospital.

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Early this morning, detectives booked 20-year-old Bruce Jeffrey Holdman into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempted Murder, Assault in the First Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Holdman will be arraigned today in Multnomah County Court.

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Investigators have identified a 20-year-old male detained at the Rose Quarter Transit Station as the suspect in the shooting. He was arrested and transported away from the scene as the investigation continues.

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Investigators have learned that the 19-year-old male victim was involved in a dispute with the suspect before the shooting, which occurred along the seawall, just North of the Morrison Bridge.

The shooting location is outside the Cinco de Mayo Festival and it does not appear that the shooting is related to the event.

Limited suspect description is an African American male in his late teens or early 20s, ran northbound from the shooting scene and possibly got on a MAX train.

Police stopped a few trains in the area but did not locate the suspect.

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

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Media staging has been moved to the westside of Naito Parkway at Stark Street. PIO will brief media at that location as soon as practicable.

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On Tuesday May 6, 2015, at 5:26 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at the Cinco de Mayo Festival in Waterfront Park.

Officers and medical personnel responded and located one gunshot victim, who suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. He has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment.

Initial information indicates that the shooting occurred along the seawall, North of the Morrison Bridge and the suspect fled the area on foot, possibly boarding a MAX train.

Media will have to park in the lot on the West side of Naito Parkway under the Morrison Bridge. PIO will meet under the bridge, ETA 30 minutes.

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Portland Police Bureau Applying for Grant Funding to Test Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence (SAFE) Kits - 05/06/15
The Portland Police Bureau is applying for grant funding to address the costs associated with testing the inventory of untested sexual assault forensic evidence (SAFE) kits that are maintained in the Bureau's Property and Evidence Division.

The Bureau has done a review of all untested SAFE kits and has found a total of 1,931 SAFE kits that have not been submitted to the Oregon State Police Crime Lab for testing (excluding "Jane Doe" or anonymous kits). "Jane Doe" or anonymous kits are collected by a medical facility from a person wishing to remain anonymous.

This review went back to 1985, which corresponds with the oldest kit maintained in the Bureau's Property and Evidence Division. During the same 29 year timeframe, a total of 3,835 SAFE kits were collected as part of 31,894 sex crimes cases.

There are many reasons why these SAFE kits were never submitted for testing by the Bureau. These reasons include, but are not limited to:

* The suspect's identity was not in question.
* The evidence was not needed for prosecution.
* The case was non-prosecutable.
* The victim chose not to participate with the investigation.
* The investigation determined that no crime was committed.
* Discretion left to investigator, due to no mandatory submission policy.

The Portland Police Bureau is submitting a grant to the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), in the hopes of obtaining funding to test all untested SAFE kits and to do the requisite investigative follow-up that may come as a result. This grant only addresses those kits that have never been sent to a crime lab and requires tracking of every SAFE kit through the entire process, from submission to final resolution.

If the Bureau is awarded the grant, the untested SAFE kits will be submitted to outside labs for testing.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with the Oregon State Police Crime Lab, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office and other Multnomah County law enforcement agencies on this effort.

Victims of sexual assault who want to inquire about the status of their SAFE kit may email roseproject@portlandoregon.gov or call (503) 823-0125 and provide the following information:

* Full name at the time of the police report
* Date of birth
* Case number (if known)
* Date and location of the sexual assault (approximate if exact not known)
* Current phone number and best time to contact

These cases are highly confidential and if investigators are unable to verify the victim's identity, no information will be released.

The Portland Police Bureau collaborates with government agencies and community organizations that provide access to advocacy services to victims of sexual assaults.

A victim may be accompanied by a sexual assault advocate or other appropriate support person during the reporting process and/or criminal investigation.

Multnomah County Victims' Assistance Program: Provides support during the reporting of sexual assaults and referrals to victim services and resources: (503) 988-3222.

Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL): Provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources: 24 hour crisis line: (503) 235-5333, or 1-888-235-5333.

Project UNICA - (Proyecto UNICA): Provides access to advocacy services for Spanish-speaking survivors of domestic and sexual violence. 24 hour crisis line: (503) 232-4448, or 1-888-232-4448.

Additionally, the Portland Police Bureau Strength Programs provide free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area.

To learn more information about these programs, call (503) 823-0260 or visit http://www.portlandonline.com/police/womenstrength

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Police Bureau Award Ceremony Today to Honor Officers and Community Members (Photo) - 05/06/15
Today, Wednesday May 6, 2015, at 3:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau will hold an award ceremony, hosted by City Bible Church, located at 9200 Northeast Fremont Street.

Members of the public and the media are invited to attend the event honoring the work of police officers and members of the community.

Awards being handed out today include: Police Star, Medal of Valor, Police Medal, Life Saving Medal, Civilian Medal for Heroism, Distinguished Service Medal, Achievement Medal, Commendation Medal, and Unit Commendation.

The ceremony is expected to last approximately one hour.

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Family of Homicide Victim D'Andre Dickerson Asking for Public's Help to Solve Case (Photo) - 05/06/15
Today, Wednesday May 6, 2015, at 2:30 p.m., the family of homicide victim D'Andre Dickerson will be speaking publicly regarding his death and ask for the public's help to solve the case. Members of the public and media are invited to the event at the Life Change Church, located at 3635 North Williams Avenue.

Prior to the news conference, the family will be meeting with members of the Office of Youth Violence Prevention Community Peace Collaborative to learn about family support systems in Portland (http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/)

From 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., there will be a candlelight vigil and peace rally in the amphitheater at Woodlawn Park and the family would like to invite community members and supporters to come to the vigil.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a reward of up to $1,000 cash for information given to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest in this case.

The investigation started on Tuesday April 14, 2015, at 12:18 a.m., when North Precinct officers responded to multiple reports of gunshots heard in the area Northeast Dekum Street and Claremont Avenue.

Arriving officers began checking the area, including Woodlawn Park, when a caller reported a person down in a residential parking lot in the 6800 block of Northeast Claremont Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, 24-year-old D'Andre Dickerson, and determined that he was deceased after being shot multiple times.

At this point, there is no suspect information that has been given to police.

Dickerson's last known address is in Seattle, Washington and it is not known why he was in Portland or where he may have been staying locally.

Detectives would like to hear from anyone with information about the shooting or Dickerson's ties to Portland.

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. Links can be shared directly with investigators or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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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Cold Case Homicide Detectives Arrest Two for 2001 Gang Murder (Photo) - 05/06/15
Today, Wednesday May 6, 2015, two suspects will be arraigned in Multnomah County Court in connection with the 2001 murder of Pedro Francisco Valenzeula.

41-year-old Luis Felipe Gonzalez was already in custody on unrelated charges and was transferred to the Multnomah County Jail. 35-year-old Ramone Manuel Gonzalez was arrested by the Gresham Police Department and booked early Wednesday morning.

Ramone and Luis Gonzalez (no relation) were booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Murder and six counts of Attempted Aggravated Murder.

This investigation started on July 28, 2001, at approximately 11:50 pm, when East Precinct officers responded to the intersection of Southeast 82nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard on the report of a shooting.

Officers arrived and talked to witnesses who told police that shots were fired into a white minivan traveling southbound on 82nd and struck the occupants inside. A short time later, the victims arrive at a nearby hospital where 19-year-old Pedro Valenzuela was pronounced dead as a result from the gunshot wounds sustained during the shooting. A second shooting victim survived his injuries.

Mr. Valenzuela was known to police and he was reported to be an 18th Street gang member. Witnesses report the shooter was in the vehicle directly behind the minivan.

Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers worked with Homicide detectives to develop leads in the case but it eventually went cold.

Cold Case Homicide detectives picked up the case and were able to develop leads resulting in today's arrests.

The Cold Case Homicide Unit reviews unsolved homicides in the Portland area and, since its inception in 2004, has reviewed approximately 250 homicide case and solved more than 40.

The Portland Police Bureau Cold Case Homicide Unit is comprised of a Sergeant and three Detectives who are assisted by several retired investigators who volunteer their time to assist in solving cases.

The Portland Police Bureau Cold Case Homicide Unit has a close partnership with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office and the Oregon State Police Crime Lab.

The Portland Police Bureau Cold Case Homicide Unit's slogan is: "We don't give up. We never give up."

Information about many of these unsolved homicides can be viewed by visiting https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/35696

Anyone with additional information about this case should contact Det. Eric McDaniel at (503) 823-0230, eric.mcdaniel@portlandoregon.gov

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Presidential Visit Thursday and Friday Expected to Cause Traffic Delays - 05/05/15
President Barack Obama will be visiting the Portland Metro area on Thursday and Friday this week and the Portland Police Bureau would like to make the public aware of several traffic-related inconveniences that are expected.

The Bureau understands the impacts to commuters, businesses and people frequenting Downtown Portland and appreciates patience and understanding during a Presidential visit.

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is encouraging people to work from home (if possible) or ride a bicycle in to work to avoid being stuck in some of the vehicular traffic delays.

The area from Southwest Morrison to Washington, 9th to 12th Avenues will be closed to all traffic, including the Portland Streetcar. The closure will begin at 2:00 p.m. Thursday and is expected to reopen at 8:00 p.m. There will be limited pedestrian access to the closed area, at Southwest 11th Avenue and Morrison Street.

Portland Streetcar will run a modified service with Central Loop trains connecting NW 23rd Ave to the Lloyd District and OMSI via the Broadway Bridge.

The North/South line will operate between South Waterfront and Portland State University. There will be no Streetcar Service on 10th and 11th Avenues from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The area from Southwest Morrison to Stark Street, and 4th Avenue to Broadway, will be closed to all traffic, including the TriMet bus mall and the Yellow and Green MAX lines, beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, reopening at approximately 9:00 a.m. on Friday. There will be limited pedestrian access to the closed area, at Southwest 5th Avenue and Stark Street.
TriMet is encouraging riders to please plan extra time for their commute. Delays may be significant Thursday afternoon and Friday morning as police will instruct MAX trains to hold for an indefinite period of time whenever the President or his motorcade is nearby.

MAX Green and Yellow lines will be disrupted from 6:30 p.m. Thursday through 9:00 a.m. Friday. Green and Yellow lines will run on the Blue/Red tracks on 1st Ave and Morrison/Yamhill in Portland City Center. Buses will detour off the Transit Mall on 5th and 6th Avenues between Southwest Oak and Yahmill Streets from 7:00 p.m. through 9:00 a.m. Friday as well. Delays could be 30 minutes or more for both trains and buses as all traffic will be impacted.

For service information go to http://wwww.trimet.org

On Friday morning, there will be motorcades that will affect the morning commute so drivers should be especially aware of these disruptions.

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UPDATE #2: Water Rescue Underway After Vehicle Drives into Columbia River from Marine Drive - 05/04/15
The deceased driver has been identified as 49-year-old Cynthia Marie Boone. Her family has been notified of her death.

Investigators are looking into the possibility that Boone drove into the river as an intentional act after learning that she has a history of mental health crisis, including prior attempts to end her life.

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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Divers have recovered the body of an adult from the vehicle in the Columbia River. The body will be turned over to the Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy and identification.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is investigating the crash and has not yet determined any cause. Preliminary information indicates that the driver was westbound on Marine Drive before veering into the river.

The vehicle, a full-size pick-up, has been recovered from the water and Marine Drive is now open to all traffic.

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On Monday May 4, 2015, at 8:27 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a vehicle that drove off the roadway in the 7000 block of Northeast Marine Drive.

Officers arrived and spoke to witnesses who confirmed a vehicle was submerged in the river. Firefighters from Portland Fire & Rescue and the Port of Portland Fire Department have responded, along with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office to put divers in the water to locate the vehicle.

Northeast Marine Drive is closed in both directions, from 33rd to 122nd Avenues.

Interested media may come into the area from 33rd Avenue, and stop at the silver Ford Crown Victoria police car across the roadway.

Portland Police and the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office PIOs are at the scene.

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Gang Enforcement Team Arrests Suspect in March Gang Shooting (Photo) - 05/04/15
On Saturday May 2, 2015, Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team (GET) detectives arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with the March 9, 2015 gang shooting on Southeast 125th Place, South of Division Street.

Antonio Ruelas-Ceja was arrested and charged with Attempted Murder, Assault in the First Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon and booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

Search warrants were also served at two residences: 4620 Southeast 122nd Avenue, Apartment 304; and, 10504 Southeast Pardee Street.

Investigators seized four handguns during the search warrants.

This investigation started on March 9, 2015, at 12:03 a.m., when East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the area of Southeast 125th Place and Division Street. Officers contacted the 23-year-old male victim who told police that he was confronted by three Hispanic gang members, one of which shot him in the right arm.

GET detectives developed leads in the case which resulted in probable cause to arrest Ruelas-Ceja for 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.

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. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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 in East Portland's Glenfair Neighborhood (Photo) - 05/03/15
On Sunday May 3, 2015, at 7:09 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at an apartment complex the 15900 block of East Burnside. As officers were responding to the scene, additional information was received that the victim was being transported to a hospital by private car.

Officers arrived in the the area and contacted the victim in a vehicle at 143rd Avenue and East Burnside Street. Medical personnel responded to the vehicle and transported the 25-year-old male to a Portland hospital for treatment. The victim's injuries are serious but based on initial information do not appear to be life-threatening.

Preliminary information indicates that a group of 2-3 African American males approached the victim, briefly spoke to him then one of the suspects shot him. Based on witness information, officers believe the suspects are gang affiliated.

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.

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. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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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Guns, Cash and Drugs Seized, Three Arrested After Shooting Investigation in Montavilla Neighborhood (Photo) - 05/02/15
On Saturday, May 2, 2015, at 3:25 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunshots heard at Southeast 83rd Avenue and East Burnside Street. A witness reported hearing multiple gunshots and seeing someone shoot from a dark-colored vehicle.

Officers were in the area and quickly responded to the scene. A K-9 Unit arrived and observed a vehicle matching the description pulled to the curb on Northeast 83rd Avenue, near Davis Street. One occupant got out of the car and tried to walk away but was contacted by police. Additional officers arrived and contacted two other occupants of the vehicle. Officers noticed a shotgun lying on the backseat floorboard.

All three people were taken into custody and during a search of the vehicle, officers located a handgun in addition to the shotgun. Additionally, officers seized a quantity of cocaine and several thousand dollars in cash from the three occupants.

No gunshot victims or property damage was located in the neighborhood.

The passenger who got out of the vehicle, 20-year-old Robert Jermaine Richardson Jr., was arrested and charged with Possession of Cocaine and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

The passenger in the vehicle, 23-year-old Ismail Sharif Abdullahi, was arrested and charged with Possession of Cocaine and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

The driver, 23-year-old Dajuan Travonte Shakier, was arrested and charged with Possession of Cocaine, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and a detainer for parole violation.

All three were booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned on Monday.

Booking photos (L-R) are Shakier, Abdullahi and Richardson.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact Detective Todd Teats at (503) 823-2137, todd.teats@portlandoregon.gov.

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Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 05/02/15
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 of its directives. At the beginning of the 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, which were enacted in November 2014, and are currently up for their six-month administrative review in accordance with the United States v. City of Portland, Settlement Agreement:

* 310.20, Retaliation Prohibited
* 310.50, Truthfulness
* 311.30, Off Duty Responsibility of Officers
* 313.10, Gratuities, Gifts, and Rewards
* 315.00, Laws, Rules, and Orders
* 344.00, Compliance with Human Resources Administrative Rules
* 344.05, Bias-Based Policing/Racial Profiling Prohibited

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 Saturday, May 2, 2015, through Sunday, May 31, 2015.

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Mounted Patrol Unit Trots Out of Downtown Stables (Photo) - 05/01/15
The Portland Police Bureau has relocated the Mounted Patrol Unit's horses to an off-site boarding location. This move was necessary as the Portland Development Commission (PDC) carries out selective deconstruction of the Centennial Mills buildings, located at 1362 Northwest Naito Parkway.

The Mounted Patrol Unit has been housed inside the Centennial Mills building since 2001, but had to temporarily relocate the horses in February 2014 due to concerns of structural instability where the horses were stalled. The horses returned to Centennial Mills in May 2014.

The Mounted Patrol Unit will continue to operate as the horses will be trailered in each day for work.

The unit supervisor, Sergeant Marty Schell said, "While this is not ideal, it is very common nationwide for mounted units to trailer their horses to work, as suitable close-in property becomes harder to come by. We have been fortunate for the last 25 years that we just had to walk out the front gate and we were working."

The Mounted Patrol Unit was established in 1979 and currently has 8 horses, 4 officers and 1 sergeant assigned to it.

In an average month the horses interact with about 1,400 community members while on patrol, primarily in the Downtown core area. In addition to it's primary patrol function, the unit is also available to participate in special events and crowd control details throughout the City of Portland.

Community members can follow the Mounted Patrol Unit on Twitter at @PPBMPU.

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North Precinct Investigating Death After Woman Jumps from St. Johns Bridge - 05/01/15
On Friday May 1, 2015, at 10:38 a.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report that an elderly female jumped from the St. Johns Bridge and landed on the road below.

Officers and medical personnel arrived on North Crawford Street, below the bridge, and found the woman deceased.

The Medical Examiner is responding to the scene and will take custody of the body for an autopsy and identification.

There is no public risk as a result of this incident.

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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GREAT Graduation Scheduled This Afternoon at Atkinson School (Photo) - 05/01/15
On Friday May 1, 2015, at 1:45 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau G.R.E.A.T. Program will be honoring students at Atkinson School, located at 5800 Southeast Division Street.

Officer Christina Hansen-Tuma will be celebrating the graduation and honoring the students hard work and achievement in the G.R.E.A.T. Program.

G.R.E.A.T. stands for Gang Resistance Education And Training. The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. With prevention as its primary objective, the program is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership.

Media is invited to attend this special event and is asked to check in with the office before attending the graduation.

To learn more about the G.R.E.A.T. Program, contact Officer Mike Paresa at (503) 823-2186 or Mike.Paresa@PortlandOregon.gov.

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Gang Enforcement Team Investigating Overnight Shooting in Centennial Neighborhood (Photo) - 05/01/15
On Thursday April 30, 2015, at 11:49 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast 157th Avenue and Division Street on the report of a shooting.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, 41-year-old Anthony Antonio Burns, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Burns was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to life-threatening injuries.

Limited witness information indicates that the African American male suspect was with two other African American males and the group fled the scene on foot after the shooting. Additional information indicated to police that the shooting was gang-related.

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.

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. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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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May Day Events and Demonstrations Tomorrow in Downtown Portland - 04/30/15
On Friday May 1, 2015, there is scheduled to be a May Day celebration and march in Downtown Portland.

The May Day celebration, organized by the Portland Immigrant Rights Coalition (PIRC), is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. at Shemanski Park, located at Southwest Park Avenue and Main Street.

The attendees at the celebration are expected to begin a permitted march beginning at approximately 4:30 p.m. and are expected to wind through Downtown Portland along the following route:

Southbound on Park Avenue to Madison Street
Eastbound Park Avenue to 4th Avenue
Northbound 4th Avenue to Salmon Street
Eastbound Salmon Street to 3rd Avenue
Southbound 3rd Avenue to Madison Street
Eastbound Madison Street to 2nd Avenue
Northbound 2nd Avenue to Burnside Street
Westbound Burnside Street to Broadway
Southbound Broadway to Main Street
Westbound Main Street to Shemanski Park

The Portland Police Bureau will have officers assisting with the march so that there is minimal impact to Downtown commuters. Additionally, officers will be responding to any reports of disruptive activities or reports of criminal activity.

PIRC May Day activities are expected to end by approximately 6:00 p.m.

There is an unrelated event scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Portland State University Smith Memorial Center, located at 1830 Southwest Park Avenue, sponsored by Don't Shoot Portland.

Community members are asked to be aware of the celebration and marches as they may interrupt traffic.

As with all demonstrations and marches, the Police Bureau's goal is to ensure a safe, secure and orderly event for community members, minimize disruptions to traffic, and to protect property. If a member of the community is delayed by a demonstration march, we ask for your patience and understanding.

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Detectives Have Not Identified Any Additional Victims of Deceased Sex Assault Suspect (Photo) - 04/29/15
On April 21, 2015, investigators in Deschutes County, Oregon, arrested 35-year-old Eben Kaneshiro in connection with sex crimes with a juvenile male victim that occurred in Deschutes County. While in the Deschutes County Jail, Kaneshiro took his own life on April 26, leaving behind some information for investigators.

That information was shared with Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit detectives, who have retrieved Kaneshiro's computer and related items for examination.

At this time, detectives have not identified or located any additional victims based on this information and investigation; however, computer forensic experts have not yet completed the examination of the computer-related items taken as evidence.

Kaneshiro ran a martial arts academy in Southeast Portland called the New Breed Jiu Jitsu Academy, located at 9213 Southeast Foster Road.

Detectives would like to hear from anyone with specific information about additional victims.

Anyone who was a victim of Kaneshiro's behavior should contact Detective Darrell Miller at (503) 823-0842, darrell.miller@portlandoregon.gov.

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Portland Police Bureau and Portland State University Partner on New Crime Data Website (Photo) - 04/29/15
The Portland Police Bureau's Strategic Services Division has partnered with the Criminology and Criminal Justice program at Portland State University (PSU) to create a new website designed to inform Portland residents of longer term crime trends; to show the geographic distribution of crime in the city; and to reveal temporal patterns in criminal offending. The overall goal of the project is to provide residents and visitors with the critical information needed to accurately assess their risk for victimization.

The website was developed by current and former PSU students, a Criminology Professor, and crime analysts from the Police Bureau. The project offers Criminology Master's degree students an opportunity to intern with PPB crime analysts and develop skills in GIS crime mapping and data analysis. The students will be updating the website annually to ensure that the public has access to the most recent data possible.

This website increases the transparency of police data by having it analyzed and reviewed by an external partner, said Sergeant Greg Stewart of the Portland Police Bureau. "At the same time, it allows us to better inform the public about crime trends and patterns in the city. From our perspective it is a win-win. The Police Bureau has a long-standing commitment to working with community organizations, and this project demonstrates the potential gains from such partnerships."

"People in our community often do not know that crime in Portland has declined considerably since the mid 1990's," said Dr. Kris Henning, Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice at Portland State University. "They turn on the local TV news, read our local newspapers, and watch crime-based reality shows and see a lot of crime. This makes it seem like things are more dangerous now in aggregate than ever before. The students and criminal justice professionals working on this project believe that access to better, more contextualized crime data is key to accurately assessing our risk and combating excess fear of crime. That is what we hope to achieve with the new website."

"Portland Police have been working with the community to increase transparency and accountability, and this is another tool in that toolbox," said Mayor Charlie Hales, commissioner in charge of the Bureau. "This is a tool for the public and the media to better understand how crime looks in our city so they have the information to hold us accountable. I don't quote Ronald Reagan very often, but 'trust but verify.'"

The public is invited to explore the website, found at: http://www.pdx.edu/crime-data/

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Police Bureau Releasing New Version of Children's Book (Photo) - 04/29/15
On Wednesday, April 29 2015, at 3:30 p.m., Chief Larry O'Dea will join with Officer Dave Thoman and Molly Thoman Walker to re-launch the Police Bureau's children's book, "Portland Police Bureau: A Kid's Guide to What We Do".

The book signing event will be at Woodmere Elementary School, located at 7900 Southeast Duke Street. Media and the public are invited to attend.

Youth Services Division Officer Dave Thoman, wrote the book with his daughter, Molly, a local elementary schoolteacher in 2010. The book is used by Portland Police officers when they visit classrooms or give tours. After reading the book, the officers give the books to kids to keep.

"In five years, our uniforms and vehicles have both changed," said Officer Thoman. "We wanted to re-publish the book, as it has been a popular tool for officers. For some kids, this will be the only book they can call their own."

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