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UPDATE: PPB Needs Public's Help Locating Homicide Suspect (Photo) - 02/28/24

The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help in locating a homicide suspect.

Jacob A. Fitzgerald, 23, is believed to be involved in the shooting death of Otis Abner in August 2022 (details below). Fitzgerald is also believed to be involved in a February 2024 shooting that injured an individual who witnessed the 2022 homicide.

Fitzgerald is described as a Caucasian male, 6'2", 200 lbs. He is houseless and frequents the North Columbia Boulevard area. Fitzgerald should be considered armed and dangerous and anyone who spots him is urged to call 911 immediately.

Photo description: Jacob Fitzgerald

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***Original Messages Below***

The victim in this homicide is identified as 53-year-old Otis Abner. The Medical Examiner’s Office determined the manner and cause of death to be homicide by gunshot wound. Abner’s family has been notified of his death and has asked for privacy at this time.

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An investigation is underway after a shooting in the East Columbia Neighborhood where one person is deceased.

On Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 2:09a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of someone shot in the 1100 block of North Schmeer Road. When they arrived they located a person deceased.

The suspect or suspects left the scene before police were called an no immediate arrests have been made. No suspect information is being released at this time.

The Portland Police Bureau Homicide Unit is responding to the scene. During the investigation, North Schmeer Road is closed between North Horseshoe Avenue and North Whitaker Road.

If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective William Winters at William.Winters@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0466, or Detective Jason Koenig at Jason.Koenig@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0889, and reference case number 22-210609.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. Additional information will be released when appropriate.

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UPDATE #5: Suspect in Lents Neighborhood Homicide Booked into Jail on Murder Charge (Photo) - 02/28/24

William Albert Haynes, Jr was released from the hospital this afternoon and was transported to the Multnomah County Detention Center on an arrest warrant for Murder in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

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***Original Messages Below***

The suspect in the Thursday Lents Neighborhood homicide investigation is identified as William Albert Haynes, Jr, 70, of Portland. Haynes is Janette Becraft’s husband.

He is in police custody at a local hospital while he is being treated for a medical condition unrelated to the homicide or his contact with law enforcement. Once he is released from the hospital, which may be days from now, he is expected to be booked into jail. Haynes’ charges will be released once he is booked.

Additional updates will be made via news release as appropriate to the investigation.

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***Original Message Below***

The victim of the deadly shooting in the Lents Neighborhood has been identified as Janette Becraft, 85, of Portland. Her family has been notified of her death. They are asking for privacy at this time, but they did provide the attached photo for public release.

The Medical Examiner determined Becraft died of homicide by gunshot wound.

A suspect is in police custody. The name will be released upon formal charging.

Anyone with information about this case, who has not spoken with police, is asked to contact Detective Ryan Foote at ryan.foote@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0781 or Detective Travis Law at Travis.Law@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0395 and reference case number 24-31552.

Photo description: Portrait of Janette Becraft

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***Original Messages Below***

One person was found deceased, and another person detained, after tactical teams responded to reports of a shooting in the Lents Neighborhood.

On Thursday, February 8, 2024, at 9:52 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to reports of a shooting inside a home in the 6000 block of Southeast 100th Avenue. Officers determined the suspect was inside the home and they requested assistance from the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) in order to safely take the suspect into custody. Officers went inside the home and located an adult female who was deceased. Homicide detectives responded to the scene and began their investigation. There is no ongoing threat to the community.

Anyone with information about this case, who has not spoken with police, is asked to contact Detective Ryan Foote at ryan.foote@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0781 or Detective Travis Law at Travis.Law@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0395 and reference case number 24-31552.

Additional updates will be provided as appropriate to the investigation.

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***Original Message Below***

Tactical Teams are responding to a report of a possible shooting and a potential suspect in a home possibly armed with a gun in the Lents Neighborhood.

On Thursday, February 8, 2024 at 9:52a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of a shooting at a house in the 6000 block of Southeast 100th Avenue. It is unknown if there is a victim or victims. Officers contacted a potential suspect in the home, but he has not cooperated with officers. The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to the scene.

A security perimeter is set up around Southeast Reedway Street and Southeast Foster Road, between Southeast 97th Avenue and Southeast 102nd Avenue. Area residents are asked to remain sheltered inside with doors locked at this time. The case number is 24-31552.

The PIO is enroute to the scene. Media staging will be Southeast Foster Road and Southeast 101st Avenue.

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Suspicious Death Investigation Underway in Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood - 02/27/24

A suspicious death investigation is underway in the Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood.

On Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at 11:59 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 3300 block of Southeast 90th Place to conduct a welfare check. When officers arrived, they located one person deceased. Due to suspicious circumstances found at the scene, the Portland Police Bureau’s Homicide Unit has responded to investigate. Cause and manner of death will be determined after an autopsy is performed by the medical examiner's office.

During the investigation, Southeast 90th Place is closed between Southeast Powell Boulevard and Southeast Victor Street.

If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Sean Macomber at sean.macomber@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0404 or Detective Eric McDaniel at eric.mcdaniel@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0833 and reference case number 24-48302.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. Further information will be released when appropriate.

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Stolen Vehicle Operation Results in Recovery of Stolen Vehicles, Guns (Photo) - 02/27/24

A stolen vehicle operation involving multiple agencies resulted in the recovery of stolen vehicles and guns.

On Monday, February 26, 2024, officers assigned to Portland Police Bureau’s East Precinct ran a multi-agency stolen vehicle operation with the Gresham Police Department, Port of Portland Police Department, Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, Multnomah County District Attorney’s Auto Theft Task Force, and PPB’s K9 Unit. Vancouver Police Department (VPD) conducted its own stolen vehicle operation in Washington and coordinated with Portland Police when vehicles eluded across the river.

The collaborative effort resulted in the recovery of seven stolen vehicles and seven firearms (one firearm was confirmed stolen). Additionally, 15 people were arrested, four vehicles eluded police, and two vehicle pursuits were initiated resulting in successful captures.

This operation focused on the east Portland metropolitan area. The Facebook group, PDX Stolen Cars, helped locate and recover two unoccupied stolen vehicles.

The Stolen Vehicle Operation utilizes data-driven policing strategies. This operation yielded a low ratio of one stolen vehicle located out of every six traffic stops conducted.

Below are the initial results from the February 26th multi-agency Stolen Vehicle Operation:

41 traffic stops/encounters
7 stolen vehicles
15 custodies
7 illegally possessed firearms (1 confirmed stolen)
4 vehicles eluded (3 captured)
2 vehicle pursuits
3 vehicles towed

Impressive Decreasing Trend in Stolen Vehicles:

Over the last 10 months, stolen vehicle operations have consistently delivered results in reducing vehicle theft rates. In January 2023, there were 984 vehicles reported stolen. In January 2024, it was 473 for a 56% decrease.

April: 24.4% decrease compared to the previous year (892 to 674)
May: 23.7% decrease compared to the previous year (849 to 648)
June: 26.7% decrease compared to the previous year (829 to 607)
July: 29.7% decrease compared to the previous year (862 to 606)
August: 35.3% decrease compared to the previous year (939 to 608)
September: 25.5% decrease compared to the previous year (861 to 644)
October: 36.6% decrease compared to the previous year (931 to 590)
November: 44% decrease compared to the previous year (966 to 538)
December: 42% decrease compared to the previous year (895 to 523)
January: 56% decrease compared to the previous year (984 to 437)

There are a lot of factors that go into crime trends, but enforcement efforts driven by data analysis, efficient use of limited resources, and interagency partnerships have been key factors in the reduction in car thefts in Portland. Car thefts are extremely impactful for victims, especially those who rely on their vehicles for their livelihoods. Stolen vehicles are often used by suspects in other crimes including robberies and shootings. Interdicting those occupied stolen cars can prevent other crimes.

For more on East Precinct’s innovative use of data, to make fewer stops, resulting in better outcomes, visit: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/news/read.cfm?id=462764

Photo description: Vehicle stopped
Photo description: Gun recovered
Photo description: Suspect in custody
Photo description: Guns recovered
Photo description: Cash recovered

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PPB Seeks Public's Help Locating Missing Endangered Man (Photo) - 02/26/24

The Portland Police Bureau’s Missing Persons Unit is looking for a missing endangered man and anyone who sees him is asked to contact PPB.

Phillip Sumner, 58, was last seen on Saturday, November 18, 2023, in the Hillsboro area. Both detectives and family are worried about Phillip due to the amount of time he has been out of contact with family and because he is without critical medication.

Phillip is described as a Caucasian male, 6’1”, thin build.

PPB is asking anyone who sees Phillip to please call 911. Anyone with information about the case is urged to contact detectives at missing@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 23-302743.

Photo description: Portrait of Phillip
Photo description: Phillip's DMV photo

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UPDATE: Suspect Facing a Manslaughter Charge After Buckman Neighborhood Crash - 02/25/24

The driver of the sedan, Shane M. McKeever, 22, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Manslaughter in the First Degree and Reckless Driving. Investigators believe that someone fired shots at McKeever, but that person has not been located. Investigators also believe numerous witnesses and people with information about what happened fled the scene without talking to police. It is critical that investigators are able to speak to everyone who has first-hand information to ensure they have a full picture of what took place and who was involved. If anyone has information about this crash and has not talked to police, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attn: Traffic Investigations Unit and reference case number 24-46438.

The identity of the victim will be released after family has had a chance to make notifications.

This is the 14th traffic-related fatality in the City of Portland so far in 2024. That may be a higher figure than the Portland fatal crashes counted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). NHTSA’s count excludes crashes involving suicide, private property, non-public roadways, non-motor vehicles, medical events, and deaths that happen more than 30 days after a crash.

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***Original Message Below***

A man died after a crash in the Buckman Neighborhood where shots were fired and a suspect was detained by community members.

On Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 2:54a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of a crash involving a pedestrian and a vehicle near Southeast Belmont Street and Southeast Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, and shots were reportedly fired. When officers arrived they found an adult male with a bicycle with serious injuries. Paramedics transported him to the hospital by ambulance, where he died. The involved vehicle was found at the scene, and officers learned that the adult male driver had run away and was detained by community members near Southeast Water Avenue and Southeast Belmont Street. No shooting victims were immediately located.

The Portland Police Traffic Division Major Crash Team (MCT) is enroute to investigate the crash. During the investigation, Southeast Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue and Southeast Grand Avenue are closed between Southeast Yamhill Street and Southeast Morrison Street. If anyone has information about this crash and has not talked to police, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attn: Traffic Investigations Unit and reference case number 24-46438.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. Additional information will be released as appropriate.

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Suspected Shooter and Carjacker Arrested Following Traffic Stop (Photo) - 02/24/24

Portland Police officers arrested a suspected attempted murder and carjacking suspect following a traffic stop.

On Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 11:19p.m., officers assigned to Portland Police Bureau’s East Precinct responded to Southeast Harold Street and Southeast 128th Avenue a report of an armed robbery of a vehicle where shots were fired.

Officers arrived on scene quickly and saw the vehicle involved driving away. The officers conducted a traffic stop on the Ford Econoline van where they detained the driver, Robert M. Morgan, 30. Major Crimes Detectives responded to the scene to assist in the investigation. It was determined that Morgan fired shots into the occupied van. Then Morgan handed his gun to an associate and assaulted the victim before stealing the van. Two other individuals were involved and drove away in a purple Suzuki SUV.

The victim, an adult male, sustained minor injuries related to the assault prior to his vehicle being stolen. The victim was transported to a local hospital by ambulance for treatment.

Officers later located the SUV in the parking lot of a convenience store at Southeast 122nd Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard. Officers coordinated with Major Crimes Detectives and conducted a traffic stop on the Suzuki SUV suspected to be involved. Two subjects were detained from inside of the SUV, Zachary A. Rose, 25, of Portland and Jeremy A. Bute, 34, of Portland. Both were booked under unrelated arrest warrants. A firearm was located inside of the Suzuki that is suspected to be the same used in the shooting (photo).

Morgan was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Robbery in the First Degree (carjacking), Theft in the First Degree, Assault in the Third Degree, Robbery in the Second Degree (Carjacking), and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.

This is an ongoing investigation. Any community members with additional information are asked to contact Detective Brett Hawkinson at brett.hawkinson@police.portlandoregon.gov or crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov. Please reference case number 24-44559.

Photo descriptions:

1. Semi-Automatic Firearm with magazine and ammunition nearby.

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Attached Media Files: Recovered Firearm
UPDATE: Suspect Driver in NE Marine Dr. Crash Booked on Manslaughter Charge - 02/24/24

The suspect driver in the fatal crash on Northeast Marine Drive overnight has been booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center. Maria I. Moncada, 22, of Gresham, Oregon, is charged with Manslaughter in the First Degree, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (Alcohol), and Reckless Driving.

The investigation revealed that Moncada was westbound on Northeast Marine Drive in a 2013 BMW 3-series at a high rate of speed when she left the lane of travel and collided with the back of a 2015 Honda Fit that was stopped on the shoulder. The victim will be identified at a later time after family makes notifications to loved ones.

The on-scene investigation has concluded and Northeast Marine Drive reopened to traffic around 5:45a.m.

This is the 13th traffic-related fatality in the City of Portland so far in 2024. That may be a higher figure than the Portland fatal crashes counted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). NHTSA’s count excludes crashes involving suicide, private property, non-public roadways, non-motor vehicles, medical events, and deaths that happen more than 30 days after a crash.

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***Original Message Below***

A fatal 2-car crash has closed Northeast Marine Drive by Portland International Airport.

On Friday, February 23, 2024 at 11:25p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of a crash in the 7000 block of Northeast Marine Drive, adjacent to Portland International Airport. Officers and EMS found a 2-vehicle crash. The driver of one of the vehicles was deceased at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. There were no other occupants in either vehicle.

The Portland Police Traffic Division Major Crash Team responded to the scene to investigate the crash. During the investigation, Northeast Marine Drive is closed both directions between Northeast 33rd Avenue and Northeast 122nd Avenue.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the driver who died, an adult female, was parked westbound off the roadway and was struck from behind by the other driver, also an adult female. Alcohol intoxication and speeding are believed to be factors in the crash. The suspect driver is in custody for investigation at the hospital.

If anyone has information about this crash and has not talked to police, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attn: TIU and reference case number 24-45432.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. Additional information will be released when appropriate.

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UPDATE #2: Suspect Involved in Burglary Prompting Tactical Response Booked into Jail (Photo) - 02/23/24

The suspect involved in the burglary that prompted a SERT/CNT callout has been booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center. Jerome L. Strickland, 41, was charged with Burglary in the First Degree, Attempted Assault in the Second Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

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***Original Messages Below***


After several hours of negotiations, the wanted man is in police custody.

The Portland Police Bureau's tactical teams used a variety of methods, including distraction devices and gas, to persuade the man to exit the apartment where he was barricaded. He was taken into custody without incident.

The suspect will be identified once he is booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

PPB acknowledges the impact to the neighborhood and appreciates the community's cooperation during this incident.

Photo descriptions:
1 - suspect
2 - police response

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***Original Message Below***

Tactical teams from the Portland Police Bureau have responded to the Northwest District to apprehend a wanted individual.

On Friday, February 23, 2024, at approximately 9 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to reports of disturbance in the 1900 block of Northwest 28th Place. Officers determined a man armed with a knife tried to enter a residence at which point someone inside fired a shot at him. The suspect fled and barricaded himself inside another residence in the 2600 block of Northwest Upshur Street.

Detectives with the Major Crimes Team believe the suspect knew the people inside the residence where the original altercation occurred. Detectives also believe the suspect is familiar with the residence where he is barricaded.

PPB’s Special Emergency Reaction Team and Crisis Negotiation Team have responded to the scene in an effort to bring the suspect into custody safely and peacefully.

Northwest Vaughn Street and Northwest Upshur Street are closed between Northwest 25th Avenue and Northwest 29th Avenue. The community is asked to avoid the area in order to give law enforcement personnel room to work.

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Woman in Foster-Powell Neighborhood Shooting Arrested, Charged with Attempted Murder (Photo) - 02/22/24

A woman is facing an attempted murder charge after an injury shooting in the Foster-Powell Neighborhood this afternoon.

On Thursday, February 22, 2024, at 4:25 p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to the 3500 Block of Southeast 79th Avenue on reports of a shooting. While they were enroute, officers learned that the victim, a 75-year-old man, was able to make his way to the lobby of a building, where he told witnesses that he had been shot by a woman who was fleeing the scene. Based on a description provided by the victim, officers located the woman attempting to drive away and safely took her into custody. The man was transported to a local hospital with a gunshot wound to the face. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Detectives from the Portland Police Special Victims Unit responded and assumed the investigation. Investigators recovered the revolver believed to have been used in the crime (photo). Lana J. Strand, 73, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on the charge of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree (Domestic Violence) and Unlawful Use of a Weapon (Domestic Violence). She is believed to be the spouse or former spouse of the victim.

Anyone who believes they have information about the case and have not yet spoken with police is asked to e-mail Detective Caroline Greulich at caroline.greulich@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference Case #24-44215.

Everyone deserves a life free of domestic and sexual violence. Call to Safety (CTS) provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources. Formerly the Portland Women's Crisis Line, CTS' 24-hour crisis line can be reached at 503-235-5333, 1-888-235-5333, or https://calltosafety.org/

Additionally, web-based resources are available from Multnomah County's Domestic Violence Coordinator's office: http://web.multco.us/dv

The Portland Police Bureau's Special Victim's Unit (SVU) provides officers and detectives with specialized training in the dynamics of domestic violence. This unit also operates jointly with Multnomah County's Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team (DVERT) on "high-lethality" cases of domestic violence (those cases with warning signs associated with the most severe and life-threatening cases of domestic violence).

Information on SVU is available at: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/35679

Photo: silver hammerless revolver with black rubberized handle lying on brown paper next to a plastic evidence bag containing ammunition

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Attached Media Files: Gun
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Portland Police Bureau Conducts Crime Suppression Mission on 82nd Avenue (Photo) - 02/22/24

On Wednesday February 21st, 2024, officers from Central Precinct, North Precinct and East Precinct conducted a joint mission to address problematic motels along 82nd Avenue. The motels identified were locations that had repeated calls for service, reported assaults, drug complaints, a homicide and stolen vehicles located on or around the motel property.

Several Neighborhood Response Teams (NRT) used statistical data and patrol officer knowledge to address these issues along 82nd Avenue and adjacent streets.

The mission resulted in:

8 - Arrests
6 - Felony Charges
0 - Misdemeanor Charges
0 - Criminal Citation
3 - Felony Warrants
4 - Misdemeanor Warrants
2 - Violation Citations
16 - Subject Contacts
18 - Vehicle Stops
0 - Vehicle Eludes
1 - Elude on Foot
2 - Stolen Vehicles
$6,000.00 - Recovered Stolen Vehicle Value

The Portland Police Bureau plans to conduct future joint missions in other parts of the city in an effort to address criminal activity and livability issues.

Photo descriptions:
1. Map of 82nd Avenue
2. Jiggle key in ignition with officer in background
3. Red truck

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Chronic Graffiti Vandal Indicted Again After Lengthy Central Precinct Investigation (Photo) - 02/22/24

The Portland Police Central Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT), in coordination with the Multnomah County District Attorney's (MCDA) Strategic Prosecution and Services Unit, has again arrested and indicted one of the city's most prolific graffiti vandals.

On November 10, 2021, Jerry A. Mijangos, 27, of California, was arrested and charged with two counts of Criminal Mischief in the First Degree and one count of Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree for tagging several properties. Here is the original news release: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/news/read.cfm?id=362064. Central NRT began investigating additional tags by Mijangos after his arrest, during which 15 cases were forwarded to MCDA for prosecution.

On April 8, 2022, Mijangos was caught applying graffiti again and arrested by two Central Precinct night shift officers. Multnomah County booking policy at the time did not allow him to be booked, so Mijangos was cited and released to appear in court by the arresting officers.

In October 2022, Central NRT referred five more cases to MCDA for prosecution due to Mijangos’ continued criminal behavior. This resulted in Mijangos pleading guilty in April 2023 as a part of a plea agreement negotiated with MCDA and defense counsel, to which he was sentenced to probation.

In May and June 2023, NRT investigated Mijangos again due to continued criminal tagging, and nine new cases were forwarded to MCDA.

On January 1, 2024, Mijangos was arrested by Central NRT for a probation violation.

On January 30, 2024, Mijangos was indicted on additional cases by MCDA and is being held in custody due to his probation status.

Central NRT is aware of hundreds of criminal tags committed by Mijangos over the last two and a half years and believes he is one of the most prolific graffiti vandals in the City of Portland. Central NRT is continuing active investigations on these and other graffiti vandalism cases in the city. Anyone with information on vandals is asked to email tips to investigators at crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attn: Central NRT.

Photo descriptions:
1- Mijangos, in handcuffs and wearing clothes covered in paint, being arrested by a Portland police officer in 2021 (subsequently convicted) in front of a large graffitied wall (KASR being arrested in 2021_3)
2- Closeup of Mijangos being searched during 2021 arrest (KASR 2021_2 arrest)
3- Vandalism on a large brick wall, 2023 (KASR 2023)
4- Vandalism on a freeway overpass, 2023 (KASR 2023_5)
5- Vandalism on bridge viaduct support columns, 2021 (KASR 2021_1)

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PPB and Multnomah County Crime Suppression Mission Results in Arrests (Photo) - 02/21/24

On Sunday, February 18, 2024, officers from East Precinct and Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) conducted a retail theft and criminal interdiction mission. Working closely with retail partners, the two agencies conducted stops on suspected shoplifters. During this mission, two drivers eluded police at dangerous speeds through the community, even after the police stopped chasing them. With the assistance of the PPB’s Air Support Unit (ASU), these vehicles were followed safely from the air until the subjects stopped and ran from the vehicles. Police K9 assisted with tracking and capturing the suspects.

One pursuit of note was an Audi sedan stolen out of Hillsboro, Oregon whose driver eluded at dangerous speeds starting from Southeast 113th Avenue and Southeast Stark Street before concluding at Southeast 21st Avenue and Southeast Yamhill Street (24-40707). Video of the event is available here:

https://youtu.be/AzSrpYXCYxY

A brief pursuit was terminated by the officers for safety reasons. ASU coordinated resources to attempt intervention strategies. At one point, the driver stopped the Audi and two passengers jumped out and ran on foot. The driver continued to the area of Southeast 21st Avenue and Southeast Yamhill Street. The suspects ran from the vehicle into a backyard, then forced entry into a home that was vacant for the weekend. With the assistance of Central Precinct officers, a perimeter was set around the block and a Portland Police K9 was used to search the home. The suspects were hiding in the basement. Four people in total were detained from the Audi and two were charged with felony crimes. The driver of the Audi, Austin L. Denison, 29, of Sherwood, Oregon, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center (MCDC) on charges of Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Unlawful Entry into Motor Vehicle, Burglary in the First Degree, Recklessly Endangering another Person (6 counts), Attempt to Elude Police Officer (motor vehicle), Attempting to Elude Police Officer (on foot), and 3 arrest warrants. The passenger, Shelby B. Steelman, 28, of Hillsboro, Oregon was booked into MCDC on charges of Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Unlawful Entry into Motor Vehicle, Burglary in the First Degree, and 3 warrants.

This is another example of interagency collaboration resulting in the capture of individuals putting the community at risk. PPB East and MCSO plan to continue conducting these missions to address theft and other criminal behavior in Portland and Multnomah County.

Refer to mission statistics below:

21 - Arrests
25 - Felony Charges
33 - Misdemeanor Charges
10 - Criminal Citations
10 - Felony Warrants
13 - Misdemeanor Warrants
2 - Violation Citations
2 - Stolen Vehicles ($38,000.00 Recovered Stolen Vehicle Value)
36 - Fentanyl Pills
12.7 grams - Methamphetamine

Photo descriptions:
1- Two Police cars pinning a suspect vehicle with front bumpers
2- Recovered stolen black Hyundai
3- Dismantled steering column of Hyundai
4- Portland Police officers holding the arm of a theft suspect in handcuffs in front of a black patrol SUV
5- Recovered stolen Audi

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UPDATE: Victim of Deadly Shooting in Hollywood Neighborhood Identified (Photo) - 02/21/24

The victim in the Hollywood Neighborhood deadly shooting has been identified as 29-year-old Laddie R. Calhoon, Jr. His family has been notified of his death and provided the attached photograph for public release. They are requesting privacy at this time.

The Medical Examiner determined Calhoon died of homicide by gunshot wound.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact Detective Jeff Sharp at Jeff.Sharp@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-9773 or Detective Tony Harris at Tony.Harris@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0441 and reference case number 24-40215.

This is the 14th homicide of the year in Portland.

Photo description: Portrait of Laddie R. Calhoon, Jr.

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***Original Message Below***

On Sunday, February 18, 2024, at 2:40 a.m., officers from the North Precinct responded to a shooting call in the 4200 block of North Halsey Street. When officers arrived, they found a man who was deceased. No arrests have been made and no one has been detained.

The Portland Police Homicide detectives have responded to the scene to investigate. If anyone has information about this incident, they are asked to please contact Detective Jeff Sharp at jeff.sharp@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-9773 or Detective Tony Harris at tony.harris@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0441. Please reference case number 24-40215.

The identity of the victim will be released after the Medical Examiner has confirmed the cause of death and after family members have been notified. The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be released when appropriate.

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UPDATE: Suspect in January Homicide Found Deceased - 02/21/24

The suspect in a January homicide has been found deceased.

On Tuesday, February 20, 2024, Analiesa Golde was found deceased in the Long Beach, WA area. It appears Golde died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Her vehicle has been recovered by law enforcement.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to thank the community for assistance with this case.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Brad Clifton at Brad.Clifton@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0696 or Detective Calvin Goldring at Calvin.Goldring@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0256 and reference case number 24-19762.

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***Original Messages Below***

The search for a woman suspected of killing her husband has expanded to Southwest Washington.

Detectives have reason to believe Analiesa Golde may be in Southwest Washington. More specifically, she may be in or around Toutle or Mount St. Helens. The Portland Police Bureau is asking anyone living or recreating in the area to be on the lookout for Golde and her Toyota 4Runner (photos attached).

Golde should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who spots her is urged to call 911 immediately. Anyone else with non-critical information about this case is asked to contact Detective Brad Clifton at Brad.Clifton@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0696 or Detective Calvin Goldring at Calvin.Goldring@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0256 and reference case number 24-19762.

Photo description: Analiesa Golde
Photo description: Actual vehicle and suspect
Photo description: Actual Vehicle

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***Original Messages Below***

The Portland Police Bureau needs the public’s help locating the suspect involved in last week’s homicide in the Lents Neighborhood.

Detectives have identified Analiesa Golde, the victim’s wife, as the suspect in the case. She is now wanted for Murder in the Second Degree.

Golde’s whereabouts are unknown. She may be driving a 2015 burnt orange Toyota 4Runner with Oregon license plate 501HSB. Golde should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who spots Golde is urged to call 911 immediately.

Anyone with non-critical information about this case is asked to contact Detective Brad Clifton at Brad.Clifton@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0696 or Detective Calvin Goldring at Calvin.Goldring@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0256 and reference case number 24-19762.

Photo description: Analiesa Golde
Photo description: Actual vehicle
Photo description: Actual vehicle and suspect
Photo description: Actual vehicle
Photo description: Actual vehicle

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***Original Messages Below***

The victim in this case has been identified as Phillip E. Pierce, 37, of Portland. His family has been notified of his death. They provided the attached photo for release, but they are requesting privacy at this time.

The Medical Examiner determined Pierce died of homicide by gunshot wound.

If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective Brad Clifton at Brad.Clifton@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0696 or Detective Calvin Goldring at Calvin.Goldring@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0256. Please reference case number 24-19762.

Photo description: Portrait of Phillip Pierce

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***Original message below***

A homicide investigation is underway after a man was found deceased inside a Lents Neighborhood house.

On Friday, January 26, 2024 at 8:45a.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a missing person, an adult male, in the 9300 block of Southeast Sun Crest Drive. After an extensive effort to locate him, officers developed information that the man may be inside the locked and secured home. They forced entry and searched the home to do a welfare check. Inside, they found the man deceased. Suspicious circumstances at the scene led officers to notify Homicide Unit detectives, who responded to the scene to investigate. For several hours, the investigation closed Southeast Sun Crest Drive between Southeast 92nd Avenue and Southeast Grandview Terrace. The on-scene investigation has wrapped up and roads are reopening. At this point, the case is considered a homicide investigation.

Official cause and manner of death, and the victim’s identity, will be confirmed by the medical examiner. His name will be released only after family has been notified.

No suspect or suspects have been located and no arrests have been made, however detectives do not believe there is an articulable danger to the community.

If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective Brad Clifton at Brad.Clifton@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0696 or Detective Calvin Goldring at Calvin.Goldring@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0256. Please reference case number 24-19762.

Additional information will be released as appropriate.

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UPDATE: Suspect in 2022 Homicide Arrested - 02/21/24

An arrest has been made in a 2022 homicide investigation associated with a deceased security guard.

On Tuesday, February 20, 2024, U.S. Marshals arrested Cedrick Damon Washington Jr., 31, of Portland. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on the following charges: Murder in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact Detective Michael Schmerber at Michael.Schmerber@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0991 and reference case number 22-119655.

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***Original Messages Below***

The deceased victim in this homicide has been identified as 22-year-old
Sircharles Marc Anthony Jones. Jones was working as a security guard at the time he was killed.

The Medical Examiner's Office has determined his manner and cause of death to be homicide by gunshot wound. Jones' family has been notified of his death, and they provided the attached photograph for public release.

Photograph: Sircharles Jones

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***Original Message Below***

A man is deceased after a shooting in the south waterfront area of Downtown Portland and homicide detectives are investigating.

On Friday, May 6, 2022 at 3:21a.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a shooting in the 2100 block of South River Parkway. When they arrived they located a deceased adult male in a vehicle. The cause and manner of death will be determined by the Medical Examiner.

Officers searched for suspects but none were immediately located. No arrests have been made.

Portland Police Homicide Unit Detectives responded to the scene to investigate. During the investigation, South River Parkway is closed east of South Moody Avenue.

The investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective Michael Schmerber at Michael.Schmerber@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0991 or Detective Erik Kammerer at Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0762 .

The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be released when appropriate.

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Motorcycle
Motorcycle
UPDATE: Motorcyclist Killed in Parkrose Heights Neighborhood Crash Identified (Photo) - 02/17/24

The motorcycle rider who died in Wednesday’s crash is identified as Jeremy T. Bankston, 38. His family has been notified of his death.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the driver of a 2018 Dodge Caravan was turning from eastbound on Northeast Eugene Street to northbound on Northeast 111th Avenue. Bankston was riding a 2001 Yamaha southbound on Northeast 111th Avenue at a speed well above the posted 20mph speed limit. He appeared to apply brakes, lost control, crashed, and slid under the minivan. The van was lifted with jacks by Portland Fire & Rescue in an effort to get to him for medical treatment, but he was deceased.

This is an ongoing investigation, but at this point no charges have been filed. If anyone has information about this crash and has not already spoken to police, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attn: Traffic Investigations Unit and reference case number 24-37199.

This is the 12th traffic-related fatality of the year in Portland. The original news release mistakenly stated the count. There have been 12 traffic deaths year-to-date, and 13 callouts of the Major Crash Team. Year-to-date in 2023, there had been 6 traffic deaths and 8 MCT callouts.

Those may be higher figures than the Portland fatal crashes counted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). NHTSA’s count excludes crashes involving suicide, private property, non-public roadways, non-motor vehicles, medical events, and deaths that happen more than 30 days after a crash.

Photo descriptions:
1-Black and white motorcycle laying on its side, headlight shining
2-A yellow and grey floor jack lifting minivan up off the street, a black motorcycle helmet and white hightop shoe on the pavement nearby
3-The street sign at NE 111/Eugene, PPB traffic officers engaged in an investigation in background

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***Original Message Below***

A crash involving a motorcycle rider and a vehicle driver has resulted in a death in the Parkrose Heights Neighborhood.

On Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 4:24p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of a crash at the intersection of Northeast 111th Avenue and Northeast Eugene Street. When they arrived they found a crash involving a motorcycle and a vehicle. The motorcycle rider was deceased at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle remained on scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

The Portland Police Traffic Division Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the scene to investigate the crash. During the investigation, Northeast 111th Avenue is closed between Northeast Thompson Street and Northeast Tillamook Street.

If anyone has information about this crash and has not already spoken to police, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attn: Traffic Investigations Unit and reference case number 24-37199.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. Additional information will be released as appropriate. This is the 13th traffic-related fatality of the year in Portland. That may be a higher figure than the Portland fatal crashes counted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). NHTSA’s count excludes crashes involving suicide, private property, non-public roadways, non-motor vehicles, medical events, and deaths that happen more than 30 days after a crash.

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Attached Media Files: Motorcycle , Van , Crash investigation
Handgun
Handgun
Woman in January Kenton Neighborhood Shooting Arrested, Charged with Attempted Murder (Photo) - 02/16/24

A woman is facing attempted murder charges after an injury shooting in the Kenton Neighborhood last month.

On Tuesday, January 16, 2024, just before 6:40 p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a shooting call in the 7600 Block of North Interstate Avenue. Officers arrived to find a man suffering from a serious gunshot wound to his leg. Officers quickly applied a tourniquet to the man’s leg, which appeared to be severely damaged, and he was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The suspect fled the scene before officers were called.

Officers learned from the victim that the shooter was a woman he had previously dated. Due to the past relationship between the victim and suspect, Portland’s Special Victims Unit (SVU) responded to the scene and assumed control of the investigation. On January 31, 2024, SVU applied for and was granted a warrant to arrest 62-year-old Annette Oliver on charges of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Assault in the First Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon (2 counts).

Today, February 16, 2024, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force located and arrested Oliver in the City of Gresham, Oregon. She has been booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on the warrant. After Oliver’s arrest, SVU successfully located the gun used in the shooting (photo).

Anyone who believes they have information about the case and have not yet spoken with police is asked to email Detective Caroline Greulich at caroline.greulich@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference Case #24-12720.

Everyone deserves a life free of domestic and sexual violence. Call to Safety (CTS) provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources. Formerly the Portland Women's Crisis Line, CTS' 24-hour crisis line can be reached at 503-235-5333, 1-888-235-5333, or https://calltosafety.org/

Additionally, web-based resources are available from Multnomah County's Domestic Violence Coordinator's office: http://web.multco.us/dv

The Portland Police Bureau's Special Victim's Unit (SVU) provides officers and detectives with specialized training in the dynamics of domestic violence. This unit also operates jointly with Multnomah County's Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team (DVERT) on "high-lethality" cases of domestic violence (those cases with warning signs associated with the most severe and life-threatening cases of domestic violence).

Information on SVU is available at: https://www.portland.gov/police/divisions/detectives/family-services

Photo 1: Sig Sauer Handgun

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Attached Media Files: Handgun
Man Dies After January Crash in Concordia Neighborhood - 02/16/24

On Friday, January 26, 2024, at 3:13 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the scene of a major crash on Northeast Lombard Street and Northeast Bryant Street in the Concordia Neighborhood. The collision involved two vehicles, both headed westbound. The initial investigation revealed that a 2014 Toyota Prius was stopped on the side of the road and pulled out into the path of a 2017 Toyota Prius.

The driver of the 2014 Prius was transported to a local hospital in what was believed to be non-life-threatening injuries. The Medical Examiner has since informed the Traffic Investigations Unit that the driver died on January 29, 2024. He is identified as Charles E. Preisch, 74, of Portland. His family has been notified.

The driver of the second vehicle was uninjured, remained at the scene and was cooperative. No arrests have been made. If anyone has information about this crash and has not already spoken to police, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attn: TIU and reference case number 24-20126.

This counts as the 5th traffic-related fatalities of the year in Portland, and the year-to-date total is now 12. That may be a higher figure than the Portland fatal crashes counted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). NHTSA’s count excludes crashes involving suicide, private property, non-public roadways, non-motor vehicles, medical events, and deaths that happen more than 30 days after a crash.

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Revolver Seized As Evidence
Revolver Seized As Evidence
Man Faces Attempted Murder Charges After Shooting in the Northwest District Neighborhood (Photo) - 02/16/24

A man is facing attempted murder and assault charges after an injury shooting in the Northwest District Neighborhood.

On Friday, February 16, 2024 at 1:42a.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of someone shot outside of a strip club in the 2400 block of Northwest 24th Avenue. Officers learned that the victim, an adult female, left the scene and had a taxi drive her to the hospital with a non-life threatening injury.

Officers obtained a description of the suspect and saw him driving away from the scene. They stopped and detained him at Northwest 25th Avenue and Northwest Raleigh Street. A handgun was seized as evidence (photo).

Detectives from the Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. Preliminary investigation indicates that the suspect was a patron of the establishment who got in a fight with a man outside. The fight concluded, and the man and a friend helped the suspect to his car. The suspect retrieved a handgun from his car and he fired at least one shot at the men as they ran away. No 911 calls were made about the shooting. The suspect remained at the scene, attempting to get back in the club, but was refused.

Roughly 20 minutes later, the suspect then fired in the direction of the club as a female employee was coming out to a taxi to go home. The employee was struck in the leg. She got in the taxi and went to the hospital for treatment.

Gabriel D. Hutchings, 27, of Portland, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree (2 counts), Assault in the Second Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon (2 counts).

If anyone has information about this case and has not already spoken to police, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attn: ECST and reference case number 24-38416.


Photo description: black revolver

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Attached Media Files: Revolver Seized As Evidence
UPDATE#2: Pedestrian Killed in Southeast Portland Crash Identified - 02/16/24

The pedestrian who died in this crash has been identified as Edward Hanson, 44. His family has been notified of his death.

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**Original Messages Below***

The suspect driver connected to a deadly hit-and-run crash is in police custody.

Not long after the fatal hit-and-run crash at Southeast 82nd Avenue and Southeast Flavel Street, officers arrested Skyler Lee-Stiles, 26, of Portland. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on the following charges: Criminally Negligent Homicide, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Death), and Tampering with Evidence. Lee-Stiles’ vehicle has been seized as evidence in the case.

Through the course of the investigation, officers determined Lee-Stiles was speeding through a work zone when he struck the pedestrian who was crossing Southeast 82nd Avenue mid-block.

Anyone with information on this incident, who has not yet spoken to police, is asked to email crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov, attention: Traffic Investigations Unit and reference case number 24-28665.

More information, including the identity of the victim, will be released when appropriate.

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***Original Message Below***

A pedestrian has been killed in a hit and run crash in Southeast Portland, Major Crash Team on scene.

On Monday, February 5, 2024, at approximately 2:17 a.m., officers from the East Precinct responded to a pedestrian struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Southeast 82nd Avenue and Southeast Flavel Street in Southeast Portland.

Officers arrived on scene and found an adult male deceased. The driver of the involved vehicle did not remain at the scene.

The Major Crash Team was activated to respond and take over the investigation. Investigators have closed Southeast 82nd Avenue between Southeast Malden Court and Southeast Henderson Street. Additionally, Southeast Flavel Street is closed between Southeast 80th Avenue and Southeast 84th Avenue.

This area will remain closed for several hours as the scene is processed and evidence is collected.

Anyone with information on this incident who has not yet spoken to police is asked to email crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov, attention: Traffic Investigations Unit and reference case number 24-28665.

More information will be released when appropriate.

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Pedestrian Killed in Bridlemile Neighborhood Crash Identified - 02/16/24

The pedestrian who died in this crash has been identified as Floyd William Charlan Jr., 60.
His family has been notified of his death.

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***Original Message Below***

A crash involving a pedestrian and a vehicle has resulted in a fatality in the Bridlemile Neighborhood.

On Saturday, January 27, 2024 at 5:32p.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a crash on Southwest Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway at Southwest 56th Avenue. When officers arrived, they found an involved pedestrian deceased. The involved driver stopped and remained at the scene.

The Portland Police Traffic Division Major Crash Team is responding to the scene. During the investigation, Southwest Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway is closed both directions between Southwest 56th Avenue and Southwest Shattuck Road.

If anyone has information about this crash, and has not already spoken to police, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregong.gov attn: Traffic Investigations Unit and reference case number 24-21094.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be released as appropriate.

This is the 4th traffic related fatality this year in the city of Portland, and the 2nd involving a pedestrian. That may a higher figure than the Portland fatal crashes counted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). NHTSA’s count excludes crashes involving suicide, private property, non-public roadways, non-motor vehicles, and deaths that happen more than 30 days after a crash.

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Driver killed in Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Crash Identified - 02/16/24

The driver who died in this crash has been identified as Pedro Sanchez-Machic, 41. His family has been notified of his death.

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***Original Message Below***

One person is deceased following a crash in the Arbor Lodge Neighborhood.

On Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at approximately 4:32 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to reports of a crash in the 1900 block of North Rosa Parks Way. When they arrived, officers located a crash involving one vehicle. Unfortunately, the driver, an adult male, was deceased.

The Portland Police Bureau’s Major Crash Team responded to the scene and is investigating. During the investigation, North Rosa Parks Way is closed between North Denver Avenue and North Campbell Avenue.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to email crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attn: Traffic Investigations Unit and reference case number 24-17834.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be released when appropriate.

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Teens Killed in North Marine Drive Crash Identified - 02/16/24

The two people who died in this crash have been identified as Cristian Perez Hernandez, 18 and Gabriel Sanchez, 16. Their families have been notified.

Traffic investigators are appealing to the numerous people are believed to have been in the area when the crash happened, and most left the scene without speaking to police. If anyone has information about this crash, or has video or photographic evidence of the events, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attn: Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 24-33954.

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***Original Message Below***

A fatal crash investigation is underway on North Marine Drive in the St. Johns Neighborhood.

On Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 11:02 p.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the intersection of North Marine Drive at North Leadbetter Road on a report of a two vehicle crash with one car on fire. Portland Fire & Rescue responded and extinguished the burning car. Two people were found deceased in the burned car. At least one more person has been transported to the hospital by ambulance with traumatic injuries.

The Portland Police Traffic Division Major Crash Team is responding to the scene to investigate the crash. During the investigation, North Marine Drive is closed between North Bybee Lake Road and North Pacific Gateway Boulevard.

Numerous people are believed to have been in the area when the crash happened, and most left the scene without speaking to police. If anyone has information about this crash, or has video or photographic evidence of the events, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attn: Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 24-33954.

These are the 10th and 11th traffic-related fatalities of the year in Portland. That may be a higher figure than the Portland fatal crashes counted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). NHTSA’s count excludes crashes involving suicide, private property, non-public roadways, non-motor vehicles, medical events, and deaths that happen more than 30 days after a crash.

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Recruits being sworn in by Chief Day
Recruits being sworn in by Chief Day
Portland Police Bureau Welcomes 19 New Officers, Plus Professional Staff (Photo) - 02/15/24

Mayor Ted Wheeler and Chief Bob Day, along with other members of the City Council, welcomed 19 new police officers and 5 professional staff members (including two Public Safety Support Specialists) to the Portland Police Bureau today.

In addition, the Bureau also promoted three professional staff members as well as one Captain, one Commander and one Assistant Chief. This included Commander Chris Gjovik, who was promoted to Assistant Chief of Operations. Chief’s bios can be found here: https://www.portland.gov/police/chiefs-office/ppb-bios

A video of the ceremony is available here: https://youtu.be/1O9wD8028uA

The Bureau now has 806 sworn members. This includes all ranks from the Chief to the 554 officers. Of those officers, 109 are in training. There are currently 293 patrol officers assigned to precincts. More information about our staffing is available on our website: https://www.portland.gov/police/open-data/ppb-staffing-report

While these 19 officers are being presented their badge today, it will be some time yet before they are fully trained and working by themselves in patrol cars. The training process for a new hire is 18 months, which includes the Basic Academy down at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training in Salem, a local PPB Advanced Academy and a field training program that pairs the new hire with different coaches.

PPB is actively rebuilding from its lowest number of sworn members which was 773 in September 2022.

PPB is looking to hire 80 officers this year. 1,259 individuals applied to be a Portland Police officer in 2023; over 160 candidates have already applied this year. The Personnel Division has streamlined the hiring process and shortened it substantially, five months or less in most cases. The City will even reimburse up to $10,000 in moving expenses for those who join from afar.

The Portland Police Bureau still has sworn vacancies and continues hiring both lateral and entry level community police officers. It's an exciting and rewarding career with excellent benefits. Salary ranges $75k-$107k per year plus pay incentives. Benefits are 95% paid by the city. The Portland Police Bureau continues to hire both lateral and entry level officers. Base salary ranges from $75k-$113k per year plus numerous pay and wellness incentives. The top step officer made an average of $188k in 2023.

PPB’s next two hiring workshops are March 2nd and April 6th. To sign up, visit: https://www.joinportlandpolice.com/workshops

Visit https://www.joinportlandpolice.com for videos, podcasts, recruiter contacts and more information relating to pay, insurance and wellness opportunities.

Visit https://www.joinportlandpolice.com/contact for more information or to contact a recruiter. Staff are ready and waiting to answer questions from potential applicants.


Photo Description: 19 newly hired officers stand in front of the US, State of Oregon, and City of Portland flags, right hands raised as they’re sworn in by Chief Bob Day

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Police van in front of encampment
Police van in front of encampment
Warrant Served on Glenfair Neighborhood Encampment Plagued By Violence, Arrests Made, Connections to Services Offered (Photo) - 02/14/24

An encampment in the Glenfair Neighborhood that has been plagued by violence was the target of a search warrant this week, where arrests were made and connections to services were offered.

On the morning of Tuesday, February 13th, East Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT), combined with East Precinct officers, the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) served a search warrant at two adjoining vacant lots located at 46 Northeast 148th Avenue and 23 Northeast 151st Avenue. The location, privately owned vacant lots, has been subject to numerous community-based calls for service including open drug use complaints, assaults, and two recent shootings. One shooting involved at least 2 dozen shots fired on the evening of January 28, 2024, no one was reported hurt (24-22000). However, on the evening of January 30, 2024, a man was shot twice. Officers applied a tourniquet to stop bleeding before the man was transported to the hospital by ambulance. He was seriously hurt but survived (24-23973). SERT and CNT were involved due to the information that there were people armed with guns.

Working with the neighborhood Deputy District Attorney from the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office, a Multnomah County judge signed a search warrant for the location. On-scene, 30 people were contacted, identified, and given notices of trespass from the property. Twelve people were taken into custody on active arrest warrants ranging from Robbery in the First Degree to Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree. Some were booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center (MCDC), others were served citation-in-lieu-of-custody (in cases where the warrant specified a citation was to be issued with a new court date).

Officers estimated up to 20 people were not identified as they ran away from the property once police arrived on scene. Also on scene were multiple services including housing outreach resources with the City of Portland and Multnomah County’s Street Services Coordination Center. All 30 people were offered service referrals. Eight indicated an interest in assistance.

The owners of the property are committed to developing the location into housing and are currently working with the city for permitting purposes.

The warrant service is not the end of the effort. East Precinct has already done multiple follow-up patrols, and made at least 2 additional arrests. One was for Criminal Trespass in the First Degree for returning to the property. Another was arrested on a nationwide extraditable U.S. Marshals felony warrant.

Additional information and photos are available on PPB’s East Precinct X page: https://twitter.com/ppbeast/status/1757547106871742817

Photo descriptions:
White Portland Police van parked in front of encampment
Second view of encampment from the rear of the PPB van
Police vehicles parked in the street, police officers working

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Gun 1
Gun 1
Suspect Firing Shots Captured on Video, Officers Arrest Two Men After Elude (Photo) - 02/14/24

Police airplane video captured two men firing shots on Rocky Butte, and outstanding teamwork by responding officers to stop and arrest them after the driver tried to elude.

On Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 7:08p.m., East Precinct, K9, Air Support Unit (ASU), Traffic Division, and Focused Intervention Team (FIT) officers responded to a report of shots fired on Rocky Butte. ASU was on scene first and could see someone firing shots out of the passenger side of a pickup truck on Northeast Rocky Butte Road. As the pickup’s driver proceeded down Northeast Rocky Butte Road ASU’s Tactical Flight Officer witnessed additional shots being fired out of both sides of the truck. Some shots were being fired at or near homes.

Officers attempted a traffic stop, but the driver eluded in highly dangerous manner, driving at high speed, swerving into oncoming lanes of traffic, and running traffic control devices. Officers were attempting to implement intervention techniques, and an officer successfully deployed spike strips to deflate the left rear tire (photo). The driver continued driving on a flat tire until the driver lost control and spun out at Northeast 81st Avenue and Northeast Fremont Street.

Video of this incident is available here: https://youtu.be/8mqihCk-BBU

Arinoldo B. Cruz-Garcia, 23, of Gresham, Oregon was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center (MCDC) on charges of Discharge Firearm in the City (City Code), Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Attempt to Elude Police by Vehicle, Attempt to Elude Police on Foot, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Reckless Driving, and Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (alcohol).

Ahanu M. Johnson, 21, of Fairview, Oregon, was booked into MCDC on charges of Discharge Firearm in the City (City Code), Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public, Recklessly Endangering Another Person.

Two guns were seized as evidence (photos). There were no reported injuries as a result of this incident.

There may be additional charges, as officers continue investigating this incident, including looking for bullet strikes on people’s property. If anyone has information about this case, or finds gunfire damage from this incident, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attn: FIT and reference case number 24-36450.

Photo descriptions:
1-Silver 4-door crew cap Toyota Tacoma pickup with flat right rear tire
2-black semiautomatic pistol in the center console of the pickup. Bottle of alcoholic beverage seen in the footwell
3-Black semiauto pistol in the footwell of the pickup, surrounded by crumpled paper, drink container, and other various items.

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Attached Media Files: Gun 1 , Truck , Gun 2
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IMG_0416.jpg
Victim in Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Stabbing Identified (Photo) - 02/14/24

The man killed in a stabbing in the Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood has been identified as Ladarius Davis, 43, of Portland. His family has been notified of his death. They are requesting privacy at this time, but provided a photo for public release.

The Medical Examiner determined Davis died of homicide by stabbing.

If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective Steve Gandy at Stephen.Gandy@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0449 or Detective Ryan Foote at ryan.foote@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0781. Please reference case number 24-34036.

Photo description: Portrait of Ladarius Davis

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***original message below***
One man is dead after a stabbing in the Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood.

On Sunday, February 11, 2024 at 1:23 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a stabbing in the 3500 block of Southeast 122nd Avenue. When officers arrived they found a victim in a grocery store parking lot. EMS arrived and determined the man was deceased at the scene.

The suspect or suspects left the scene before police were called, and no immediate arrests were made. No suspect information is being released at this time.

Detectives with the Portland Police Homicide Unit are responding to the scene to investigate. No significant street closures are in place.

If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective Steve Gandy at Stephen.Gandy@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0449 or Detective Ryan Foote at ryan.foote@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0781. Please reference case number 24-34036.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. Additional information will be released as appropriate.

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Attached Media Files: IMG_0416.jpg
UPDATE#2: Man Killed in Downtown Portland Crash Identified - 02/14/24

The man who died in a crash in Downtown Portland early Saturday morning is identified as Wael M. Zahran, 23, of Tigard, Oregon. His family has been notified of his death.

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***Original Messages Below***

One victim has died of injuries sustained in this morning’s crash at Southwest Naito Parkway and Southwest Columbia Street, and a driver is facing DUII and assault charges.

Preliminary investigation reveals that the suspect driver, Jacob M. Tabor, 46, of Washington County, Oregon, was driving a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta southbound on Southwest Naito Parkway when he was involved in a minor, non-injury collision with another driver. He did not stop and accelerated away from the crash, then collided with a 2001 Toyota Camry stopped at a red light southbound Southwest Naito Parkway at Southwest Columbia Street. The Camry was occupied by 3 men, and the rear passenger was pinned in the vehicle.

Two Central Precinct officers were in the area at the time and witnessed the aftermath of the crash. They immediately responded to provide assistance while summoning EMS. The officers initiated CPR on the injured passenger until Portland Fire & Rescue and AMR paramedics arrived to take over advanced care. All four men were transported to hospitals with serious injuries. Despite significant lifesaving efforts, the rear seat passenger died Saturday afternoon. He will be identified after family has had time to make notifications to loved ones. The driver of the Camry remains hospitalized with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. The front seat passenger was treated and released from the hospital.

Tabor, who was in police custody, was treated and released from the hospital today. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (alcohol), and Assault in the Second Degree (2 counts). The victim died at the hospital after Tabor was booked, so additional charges are expected later due to the fatality.

The investigation is still in early stages. However, impairment and speed are believed to be contributing factors in the crash. If anyone has information about this crash, or has photos or video evidence, and has not already spoken to police, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attn: Traffic Investigations Unit and reference case number 23-33222. Southwest Naito Parkway reopened to traffic after the on-scene investigation concluded.

This is the 9th traffic-related fatality of the year in Portland. That may be a higher figure than the Portland fatal crashes counted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). NHTSA’s count excludes crashes involving suicide, private property, non-public roadways, non-motor vehicles, medical events, and deaths that happen more than 30 days after a crash.

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***Original Message Below***

A crash involving serious, life-threatening injuries in Downtown Portland has Southwest Naito Parkway closed for an investigation.

On Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 2:50 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a crash at Southwest Naito Parkway and Southwest Columbia Street. Two vehicles were involved in the crash. Four occupants of the vehicles were injured, including one who suffered life-threatening injuries. Due to the severity of the injuries, the Portland Police Traffic Division Major Crash Team is responding to the scene to investigate the crash.

During the investigation, Southwest Naito Parkway is closed both directions between Southwest Jefferson Street to Southwest Clay Street.

If anyone has information about this crash and has not already spoken to police, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attn: Traffic Investigations Unit and reference case number 23-33222.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. Additional information will be released as appropriate. This is the 9th activation of the Major Crash Team this year to date.

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PPB Conducts Another Successful Joint Stolen Vehicle Operation (Photo) - 02/14/24

On Saturday, February 10, 2024, PPB East Precinct ran a joint agency Stolen Vehicle Operation with Gresham Police Department, Port of Portland Police Department, Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, Multnomah County District Attorney’s Auto Theft Task Force, PPB’s K9 Unit, and PPB’s Air Support Unit.

The operation focused on the east Portland metropolitan area. Crowdsourced Facebook group PDX Stolen Cars again assisted the operation, helping locate and recover an occupied stolen vehicle.

Utilizing data-driven policing strategies, the operation again yielded a low ratio of one stolen vehicle located out of every four traffic stops (1:4).

Below are the initial results from the mission:
23 – Stops/Encounters
6 – Stolen Vehicles
11 – Custodies
8 – Warrants
1 – Stolen Illegally Possessed Firearm
5 – Vehicles Eluded (4 captured)
3 – Vehicle Pursuits
4 – Vehicles Tows


Highlighted Cases:

A black stolen Audi was identified by Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Deputies near Southeast 124th Avenue and Southeast Stark Street. Portland Police Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver did not comply, and a vehicle pursuit was initiated. The vehicle was quickly disabled after pursuit intervention techniques were applied. The driver, still intent on fleeing from police, ran from the vehicle and was eventually captured after a short foot pursuit. The vehicle was confirmed as stolen and inside, was a loaded stolen gun and significant quantities of methamphetamine. The driver also had multiple outstanding felony warrants for his arrest.

Officers arrested Damon Duboise, 51, and charged him with: Possession of Stolen Vehicle, Felony; Unauthorized Use of Vehicle, Felony; Felon in Possession of Firearm, Felony; Unlawful Possession Loaded Firearm in Public; Unlawful Possession of Firearms, Misdemeanor; Possession of Controlled Substance Methamphetamine; Warrant Service–Failure to Register as a Sex Offender; Failure to Report as Sex Offender-Felony; Failure To Report as Sex Offender-Misdemeanor – 5 Counts; Reckless Endangering Another Person, Misdemeanor– 4 Counts; Reckless Driving, Misdemeanor; Attempting To Elude Police Officer (While Driving Motor Vehicle), Felony; Attempting To Elude Police Officer (on foot), Misdemeanor.

Many suspects who elude police are highly motivated and these incidents can often be longer, more dangerous for the community, the officers, and the suspects. This was a relatively short elude and officers were gratified to apprehend him quickly and without anyone getting hurt.

Crowdsourced group PDX Stolen Cars located an occupied stolen vehicle parked at Eastport Plaza. Portland Police officers with Port of Portland officers addressed the vehicle. The driver was compliant and exited the vehicle without incident. Of note, the driver was recently arrested in a stolen vehicle four days prior. That vehicle was also located by PDX Stolen Cars. The driver, Levi McAllister, 28, was arrested and charged with Possession of Stolen Vehicle, Felony; Unlawful Entry into Vehicle, Misdemeanor; Possession of Burglar’s Tools, Misdemeanor.

This suspect told police he did not elude because he was aware of the new Bureau’s pursuit policy and did not want to face another felony charge.

The passenger in the vehicle, Jacob Knechtges, 28, was also arrested for a warrant for Unauthorized Use of Vehicle.

Impressive Decreasing Trend in Stolen Vehicles
Over the last nine months, this program has consistently delivered outstanding results in reducing vehicle theft rates. In December 2022, there were 895 vehicles reported stolen to PPB. In December 2023, it was 523, a 42% decrease year over year.

April: 24.4% decrease compared to the previous year (892 to 674)
May: 23.7% decrease compared to the previous year (849 to 648)
June: 26.7% decrease compared to the previous year (829 to 607)
July: 29.7% decrease compared to the previous year (862 to 606)
August: 35.3% decrease compared to the previous year (939 to 608)
September: 25.5% decrease compared to the previous year (861 to 644)
October: 36.6% decrease compared to the previous year (931 to 590)
November: 44% decrease compared to the previous year (966 to 538)
December: 42% decrease compared to the previous year (895 to 523)

PPB knows that there are a lot of factors that go into crime trends, but believe that enforcement efforts driven by data analysis, efficient use of limited resources, and interagency partnerships have been key factors in the reduction in car thefts in Portland. This ultimately means fewer victims. Car thefts are extremely impactful for victims, especially those who rely on their vehicles for their livelihoods. Stolen vehicles are often used by suspects in other crimes including robberies and shootings, and interdicting those occupied stolen cars can prevent other crimes. While this criminal activity is not solved, the trend is going in the right direction, and PPB will continue these efforts going forward.

For more on East Precinct’s innovative use of data, to make fewer stops, resulting in better outcomes, visit: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/news/read.cfm?id=462764

Photo Descriptions:
Picture 1: Police cars with lights stopping a vehicle
Picture 2: Stolen black handgun
Picture 3: Two officers arresting a suspect

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Pedestrian Killed In Woodstock Blvd Crash Identified - 02/13/24

The pedestrian who died in this crash has been identified as Thomas Amato, 71, of Portland. Amato's family has been notified of his death.

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A pedestrian has been killed in a crash in Southeast Portland, MCT on scene.

On Sunday, February 4, 2024, at approximately 5:44 p.m., officers from the East Precinct responded to calls about a pedestrian struck by a vehicle in the 9700 block of Southeast Woodstock Boulevard.

Officers arrived on scene and found an adult male deceased. The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and is cooperating with investigators.

The Major Crash Team was activated to respond and take over the investigation. Investigators have Southeast Woodstock Boulevard between Southeast 97th Avenue and Southeast 101st Avenue.

This area will remain closed for several hours as the scene is processed and evidence is collected.

Anyone with information on this incident who has not yet spoken to police is asked to email crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov, attention: Traffic Investigations Unit and reference case number 24-28406.

More information will be released when appropriate.

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North Precinct Conducts Retail Theft Mission (Photo) - 02/12/24

A retail theft mission this week resulted in multiple arrests and the recovery of stolen merchandise and stolen vehicles.

On February 8, 2024, North Precinct officers conducted a retail theft mission in the Hollywood and Lloyd Districts. The mission resulted in 13 arrests, 10 traffic/subject stops, 2 stolen vehicle recovers, and 14 warrants served. Officers arrested two subjects on multiple felony warrants and charges related to stolen vehicles, reckless driving, reckless endangering, eluding police on foot, failure to perform the duties of a driver and felony criminal mischief. Others were arrested on theft charges.

This week’s mission is one of many retail theft missions conducted by the Portland Police Bureau over the last year. The missions have culminated in hundreds of arrests, firearms seized, stolen cars recovered and stolen merchandise recovered. In many cases, these individuals are involved in criminal activity that extends far beyond retail theft. Therefore, the apprehensions go a long way in improving livability across the area.

These retail theft missions will continue for the foreseeable future in order to deter retail theft and other crimes across Portland.

Photo 1: Officers arrest a suspect
Photo 2: Numerous license plates
Photo 3: Police stopping a vehicle

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Man Faces Assault, Bias Crime, Reckless Burning Charges After Arrest in Old Town (Photo) - 02/10/24

A man faces felony assault and bias crime charges, plus several misdemeanor charges, after a disturbance in the Old Town Neighborhood.

On Saturday, February 10, 2024, Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) responded to a report of a fire at the area of Northwest 6th Avenue and Northwest Glisan Street for a male subject who had lit some clothing on fire.

While PF&R units were on-scene, they witnessed the same subject assault another male bystander, cutting the bystander with a pair of scissors (photo) and biting him while calling him racial slurs. The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries. The case is being investigated as bias crime as the suspect subjected the victims to physical injury and placed the victim in fear of imminent serious physical injury based on the suspect’s perception of the victims’ race.

At 1:47p.m., Portland Police officers were dispatched and arrived on-scene less than a minute later. They arrested the subject, who subsequently spit on one of the arriving officers.

The Portland Police Major Crimes Unit responded to the scene to assist with the investigation. They booked Corey A. Nesenson, 42, of Portland, on charges of Assault in the Second Degree, Bias Crime in the First Degree, Aggravated Harassment, Reckless Burning, and Assault in the Fourth Degree.

Detectives believe that the suspect may have chased after a bi-racial couple and called them racial slurs just prior to the assault. Those potential victims have not been located, and are asked to come forward. In addition, Detectives want to speak with any other witnesses who may have seen or recorded Nesenson’s actions. Please contact Detective Brett Hawkinson at brett.hawkinson@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-33521.

The Portland Police Bureau investigates all reports of bias-motivated crimes and encourages any member of our community who is the victim of such a crime to contact law enforcement. Under Oregon law, bias crimes are defined as any criminal act that targets a victim based on the suspect's perception of the victim's race, color, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or national origin. Detectives work to determine whether or not bias elements are present during the reported crime that align with Oregon law as defined in the Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS):

* ORS 166.165 - Bias Crime in the First Degree - https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/166.165
* ORS 166.155 - Bias Crime in the Second Degree - https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/166.155

If you have been the victim of a bias crime assault or you are witnessing one, immediately call 9-1-1. If you have been the victim of a different bias crime and the suspect is no longer present, such as vandalism or graffiti, please call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

To learn more about bias crime investigations and reported bias/hate crime statistics within the City of Portland, please visit https://www.portland.gov/police/open-data/reported-bias-crime-statistics .

Photo description:
1 small pair of scissors with silver metal blades and light green plastic handle
Another view of the scissors, with blades spread

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UPDATE #2: Suzan Barron Found Safe (Photo) - 02/10/24

Suzan Barron was found safe a short time ago by family members when she arrived at her home in the Sellwood Neighborhood. She appears to be okay, but family is now taking her to a doctor for an evaluation just to be sure. The Portland Police Bureau is grateful to the family, neighbors, and community members who looked for Suzan, and news media and social media users for getting the word out.

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***Original Message Below***

UPDATE: Suzan Barron Remains Missing, Sellwood Residents Asked to Check Yards

Significant search efforts were made overnight to find Suzan Barron, including by family, neighbors in and around the Sellwood area, and patrol officers. Unfortunately they were unable to locate her. With the clear weather today, PPB is hoping that area residents will check their yards, porches, and sheltered areas to see if Suzan may be tucked in somewhere. If she tried to walk home, which was just under a mile away, she could be somewhere in Westmoreland, or in or around the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge or even Sellwood Park. These are well populated areas and will have lots of people walking around today, which hopefully will mean someone will see Suzan and call in.

Despite widespread news media coverage and social media sharing, no tips have come in to police about Suzan.

Suzan is a Caucasian female, 80-years-old, 5’4” in height, 120lbs with gray hair in a braid. She is believed to be wearing a long black Columbia Sportswear coat with a fur hood, black pants, and black slippers.

If anyone sees Suzan or has information about where she is today, please call 911. Non-time sensitive information can be e-mailed to missing@police.portlandoregon.gov. Please reference case number 24-32943.

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***Original Message Below***

Missing Woman Sought in the Sellwood Neighborhood

A woman is missing from the Sellwood Neighborhood, and the Portland Police Bureau is asking the public to call is she is seen.

On Friday, February 9, 2024 at about 7:00 p.m., 80-year-old Suzan Barron left a family member’s home in the 1500 block of Southeast Martins Street. She may try to get to her home in the 7800 block of Southeast 13th Avenue. She is considered medically endangered, and may be paranoid and not seek help due to dementia and mental illness diagnoses. She was not dressed for the weather, and concern about her welfare has increased due to the cold.

Suzan is a Caucasian female, 80-years-old, 5’4” in height, 120lbs with gray hair in a braid. She is believed to be wearing a long black Columbia Sportswear coat with a fur hood, black pants, and black slippers.

If anyone sees Suzan or has information about where she is tonight, please call 911. Non-time sensitive information can be e-mailed to missing@police.portlandoregon.gov. Please reference case number 24- 32943.

Photo description: 2 family photos of Suzan Barron

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Detectives Seek Information about Bias Crime in the Buckman Neighborhood (Photo) - 02/09/24

The Portland Police Major Crimes Unit is seeking information from the public about a bias crime suspect who targeted a teenager in the Buckman Neighborhood.

On December 29, 2023 at 2:24p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of a disturbance in the area of East Burnside Street and Southeast 28th Avenue. Officers learned that a suspect yelled racial slurs and spit on a victim in the area of East Burnside and Southeast 24th Avenue, then followed her as she tried to walk away from him. One officer responded to the scene while others looked for the suspect, who had walked off. Officers confirmed no one was injured at the scene, but that the case was a potential bias crime incident as the suspect subjected the victims to offensive physical contact based on the suspect’s perception of the victims’ race.

The victim was a 16-year-old female who was with her 11-year-old brother at the time, and both were targeted by bias-based statements by the suspect. The officer did an initial on-scene investigation, then notified the Major Crimes Unit, which is responsible for investigating bias crimes. The case was assigned, and follow-up investigation was done. Investigators’ efforts to locate or identify the suspect have not been successful.

The Portland Police Bureau is releasing the attached photographs of the suspect in an effort to solicit tips that may help advance this case. He is described as a Caucasian male in his 40’s or 50’s, about 5’10” tall, skinny, balding with sandy blonde hair and beard, a black winter coat, blue jeans, and black shoes. Anyone who has information about this incident, or the identity and location of this suspect, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attn: Bias Crimes Unit and reference case number 23-334800.

The Portland Police Bureau investigates all reports of bias-motivated crimes and encourages any member of our community who is the victim of such a crime to contact law enforcement. Under Oregon law, bias crimes are defined as any criminal act that targets a victim based on the suspect's perception of the victim's race, color, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or national origin. Detectives work to determine whether or not bias elements are present during the reported crime that align with Oregon law as defined in the Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS):

* ORS 166.165 - Bias Crime in the First Degree - https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/166.165
* ORS 166.155 - Bias Crime in the Second Degree - https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/166.155

If you have been the victim of a bias crime assault or you are witnessing one, immediately call 9-1-1. If you have been the victim of a different bias crime and the suspect is no longer present, such as vandalism or graffiti, please call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

To learn more about bias crime investigations and reported bias/hate crime statistics within the City of Portland, please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/77066 .

Photo descriptions:
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2-Suspect walking on sidewalk from across the street
3-Suspect walking on sidewalk facing the camera

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UPDATE: Two Teens Arrested in Connection to 2023 Child Abduction Case - 02/09/24

Two teenagers have been arrested in connection to a child abduction that received significant media attention.

In late November, officers responded to a Northeast Portland home and learned that a vehicle was stolen with a child inside. A short time later, the child was found physically unharmed. The vehicle was located later that same evening.

In the months that followed, detectives worked diligently to track down the suspect(s). Among other things, detectives utilized cell phone records and the expertise of some of the Portland Police Bureau’s specialized teams to identify and arrest two juvenile suspects.

Male, 13, from Portland: Kidnapping in the Second Degree, Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Robbery in the First Degree

Male, 14, from Portland: Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle

Anyone with information about this case, who has not spoken to police, is urged to contact Detective Michael Greenlee at michael.greenlee@police.portlandoregon.gov .

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***Original Messages Below***

On the evening of November 30, 2023, an alert officer with the Gresham Police Department located the vehicle involved in a child abduction earlier in the day in Portland. The officer found the Subaru Outback in the area of Southeast Morrison Terrace and Southeast 202nd Avenue in Gresham. The vehicle will now be processed for evidence.

The suspect was not in the vehicle, or in the immediate area, and is still being sought by PPB detectives. Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact Det. Michael Greenlee at michael.greenlee@police.portlandoregon.gov .

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***Original Message Below***

Porland Police Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a vehicle that was used in the abduction of a child who has since been found safe. The missing vehicle is a 2017 dark blue Subaru Outback, Oregon license plate 639JVQ (photo attached).

On November 30, 2023, at 7:21 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast Halsey Street and Northeast 126th Avenue on reports of a child abduction. Officers determined a three-year-old girl was sitting in a vehicle that was warming up when a young man wearing a beanie jumped in and drove off. The girl’s father, who had just gone inside the home for a moment, came outside just as this was happening. He opened the door of the vehicle and yelled there was a child inside, but the suspect drove away.

A short time later, in the area of Northeast San Rafael Street and Northeast 113th Avenue, an alert resident spotted a vehicle driving recklessly. Moments later, this resident noticed a little girl walking down the street and the resident flagged down a PPB officer who was in the neighborhood investigating. The child has been reunited with her parents, but the vehicle and suspect are outstanding.

Anyone with information about this vehicle, or with home security footage, is asked to contact the Detective Division at 503-823-0400 or crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov .

Photo description: Photo of actual vehicle

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UPDATE: Victim in St Johns Neighborhood Shooting Identified (Photo) - 02/08/24

The victim of the deadly shooting inside a bar in the St Johns Neighborhood has been identified as Charles Hassel, 56, of Portland. His family has been notified of his death. They are asking for privacy at this time, but they did provide a photo for public release.

The Medical Examiner determined Hassel died of homicide by gunshot wound.

If anyone has information about this incident, they are asked to please contact Detective Jason Koenig at jason.koenig@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0889 or Detective William Winters at william.winters@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0466. Please reference case number 24-29431.

Photo description: Portrait of Charles Hassel

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***Original Message Below***

On Monday, February 5, 2024, at 9:39 p.m., officers from the North Precinct responded to a shooting call at a bar in the 8700 block of North Lombard Street. When officers arrived, they found a man who was deceased. No arrests have been made and no one has been detained.

The Portland Police Homicide detectives have responded to the scene to investigate. If anyone has information about this incident, they are asked to please contact Detective Jason Koenig at jason.koenig@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0889 or Detective William Winters at william.winters@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0466. Please reference case number 24-29431.

During the investigation, North Lombard Street will be closed from North Baltimore Avenue to North Alta Avenue.

The identity of the victim will be released after the Medical Examiner has confirmed the cause of death and after family members have been notified. The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be released when appropriate.

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One Critically Injured After Crash in the Arnold Creek Neighborhood - 02/07/24

A motorized scooter rider suffered critical injuries after a crash in the Arnold Creek Neighborhood.

On Wednesday February 7, 2024 at 1:47p.m., Portland Police Central Precinct officers and Lake Oswego Police officers were dispatched to a report of a crash near Southwest Boones Ferry Road and Southwest 19th Avenue. Officers arrived and found a crash involving a vehicle and a scooter. The scooter rider suffered life threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital by ambulance. The vehicle driver was not hurt and remained at the scene.

Due to the severity of the injuries, the Portland Police Traffic Division Major Crash Team is responding to the scene. During the investigation, Southwest Boones Ferry Road is closed between Southwest 18th Avenue and Southwest Orchard Hill Road. Traffic is also affected at the intersection of Southwest Boones Ferry Road, Southwest 19th Avenue, Southwest Clara Lane, and Southwest Englewood Drive.

If anyone has information about this crash and has not already spoken to police, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-30844.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. Additional information will be released as appropriate.

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UPDATE: Man Killed in Beaumont-Wilshire Neighborhood Shooting Identified (Photo) - 02/07/24

The man killed in a shooting in the Beaumont-Wilshire Neighborhood has been identified as Laronn M. Allen, 39, of Portland. His family has been notified of his death. They are requesting privacy at this time, but they did provide a photo for public release.

The Medical Examiner determined Allen died of homicide by gunshot wound.

This case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Joe Corona at Joseph.Corona@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0508 or Detective Jen Hertzler at Jennifer.Hertzler@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-1040 and reference case number 24-27572.

Photo description: Laronn Allen

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***Original Message Below***

A man is deceased after a shooting in the Beaumont-Wilshire Neighborhood, and Homicide Unit Detectives are investigating.

On Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 6:45 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 3700 block of Northeast Milton Street. When they arrived they found a man deceased in the street.

The suspect or suspect left the scene before police were called and no immediate arrests were made.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit is responding to the scene to investigate. During the investigation, Northeast Milton Street is closed between Northeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard and Northeast Alameda Street.

If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective Joe Corona at Joseph.Corona@police.portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0508 or Detective Jen Hertzler at Jennifer.Hertzler@police.portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-1040 and reference case number 24-27572.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. Additional information will be released as appropriate.

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North Precinct Conducts Retail Theft Mission (Photo) - 02/06/24

A retail theft mission this week resulted in multiple arrests and the recovery of thousands of dollars in stolen merchandise.

On February 5, 2024, North Precinct officers conducted a retail theft mission which resulted in 11 arrests, 20 traffic/subject stops, 2 stolen vehicle recovers, 1 vehicle elude and 10 warrants served.

The suspects arrested or cited are:

Cecilia Evans, 30, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, warrants

Andrew Brian Trapp, 34, Theft in the Second Degree

Kiana Ramirez, 19, Theft in the Third Degree

Nickole L Croft, 33 Theft in the Third Degree

Justin K. Boswell, 44, warrants

Taylor Carlson, 25, Theft in the Second Degree, Drug crimes, warrant

Austin Gartner, 37, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, warrants

Lisa Mottaghi, 57, Theft in the Second Degree

Aaron Martin 44, Theft in the Second Degree, Drug crimes

Nadja Cunningham, 43, Theft in the Second Degree, Theft in the Third Degree

Scott Watson, 60, Theft in the Second Degree, Parole Retainer

This week’s mission is one of many retail theft missions conducted by the Portland Police Bureau over the last year. The missions have culminated in hundreds of arrests, firearms seized, stolen cars recovered and stolen merchandise recovered. In many cases, these individuals are involved in criminal activity that extends far beyond retail theft. Therefore, the apprehensions go a long way in improving livability across the area.

These retail theft missions will continue for the foreseeable future in order to deter retail theft and other crimes across Portland.

Photo 1: Officers handcuff a suspect
Photo 2: Bags of illegal drugs
Photo 3: Police vehicles in parking lot

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UPDATE: Missing Endangered Child Found Safe - 02/06/24

The Portland Police Bureau is relieved to report that Alexander Lewis Jr. has been found safe. An alert community member spotted the 10-year-old and contacted law enforcement. A deputy with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office drove Alexander home.

PPB would like to thank the community for assistance with this case.

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***Original Message Below***

The Portland Police Bureau’s Missing Persons Unit is looking for a missing endangered child and anyone who sees him is asked to contact PPB.

Alexander Lewis Jr., 10, was last seen on Friday, February 2, 2024, leaving his father’s home in the area of East Burnside Street and Southeast 146th Avenue. Alexander was seen getting off a bus near Southeast 202nd Avenue and Northwest Division Street in Gresham. Detectives believe Alexander may have been heading to his mother’s home in the area of Northwest 12th Street and Northwest Wonderview Drive, but nobody has seen him.

Detectives consider Alexander missing endangered because of his age and time away from home.

Alexander is a Black male, 5’6”, 130 pounds.

Anyone who sees Alexander is urged to contact PPB’s Missing Persons Unit at missing@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-26263.

Photo description: Portrait of Alexander

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East Precinct Conducts Successful Mission Focused on Illegal Drug Activity (Photo) - 02/06/24

On Saturday, February 3, 2024, East Precinct personnel conducted a criminal interdiction mission with the goal of impacting illegal drug use, focusing on drug dealers in the community.

Officers were joined by a Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney and focused on the Northeast 122nd Avenue corridor between Northeast Halsey Street and East Burnside Street. This included areas around transit platforms based on community input.

Mission Results include:
14 Arrests
15 Felony Charges
11 Misdemeanor Charges
19 Active Arrest Warrants Serviced
12 Subject Stops
14 Vehicle Stops
3 Stolen Vehicles
2 Vehicles Eluded
1 Vehicle Pursuit
5 Vehicles Towed

Drugs Seized:
35 Fentanyl Pills
2 oz Fentanyl Power
5.2 oz Methamphetamine
2.6 oz Heroin
3.5 g Cocaine


The new pursuit policy was again utilized, resulting in the capture of a drug dealer in a stolen car with multiple outstanding felony warrants. The suspect was in a vehicle with no plates and eluded a police traffic stop. A vehicle pursuit was initiated but was quickly self-terminated by officers due to the reckless driving behavior of the suspect. The vehicle was then spiked, which deflated its tires. The driver left the vehicle and ran into residential back yards. The PPB Air Support Unit was able to assist and officers set up a perimeter with a K9 track and quickly captured him.

The vehicle was confirmed stolen and the suspect had significant quantities of multiple illegal narcotics and cash. He also had numerous active felony outstanding warrants for his arrest from several counties. Timothy Sullivan, 36 was arrested on multiple felony and misdemeanor drug and stolen vehicle charges.

In addition, officers took multiple drug dealers into custody outside an active drug recovery center. This illegal activity highlights the vulnerability of people recovering and the levels drug dealers will go to reach their target market.

Photo descriptions:

Photo 1: Officer handcuffing suspect
Photo 2: Bags of illegal drugs and cash
Photo 3: Suspect being arrested
Photo 4: Officer with K9 and police vehicles with lights

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Firearm and Components Seized, Teen Arrested During Tactical Operation (Photo) - 02/06/24

A firearm and components were seized, and a teen arrested, during an early morning tactical operation.

On Tuesday, February 6, 2024, members of the Portland Police Bureau’s Focused Intervention Team and Enhanced Community Safety Team, assisted by the Special Emergency Reaction Team and Crisis Negotiation Team, executed a high-risk search and arrest warrant in the 6900 block of North Jersey Street, in response to a recent series of shootings in the Portsmouth Neighborhood.
Officers located a 9 mm handgun with a 50-round drum magazine and a “switch” which allows the handgun to become a fully automatic firearm. Officers also located evidence of a negligent discharge of a firearm inside the residence.

Keandre N. Horgain, 18, of Portland, was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on the following charges:

ORS (Oregon Revised Statues) - 166.272 Unlawful Possession of a Machine gun

ORS 166.250 Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

PCC (Portland City Code) - 14A.60.010 Possession of a Loaded Firearm in a Public Place.

The Bureau’s Focused Intervention Team (FIT) and Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) work in partnership with the National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (NICJR) on a focused deterrence strategy to reduce gun violence called “Portland Ceasefire.” This citywide strategy centers on collaboration among Portland’s Community Safety Division and Office of Violence Prevention, City leaders, the Portland Police Bureau, and community groups.

The Focused Intervention Team (FIT) is comprised of a Lieutenant, two Sergeants and 12 Officers who were selected to be a part of this specialty unit tasked with helping address gun violence in the city. In between emergency calls, FIT builds relationships with community members and proactively deters violence consistent with their mandate. FIT is overseen by a group of community volunteers known as the Focused Intervention Team Community Oversight Group, or FITCOG. The FITCOG commenced in June 2021 in response to the gun violence crisis in Portland to work with the Focused Intervention Team (FIT) and assist with recommendations to reduce gun violence through prevention, intervention, and response. For more information, see their website: https://www.portland.gov/fitcog . FIT also collaborates with ECST, a team of Sergeants, Detectives, and Officers which focuses on investigating shootings.

FIT and ECST consider all gunfire aimed at Portland community members to be attempted murder cases. Eyewitnesses or video evidence is crucial in solving these cases and these crime victims need people to come forward with any information. If anyone has information about any shooting case, please contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov .

Information can be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers of Oregon. Anyone wishing to submit a secure and anonymous tip regarding any unsolved felony crime should visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com or visit the App Store and download P3 Tips for your mobile device.

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, or to view other unsolved cases, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/ .

Photo description: Firearm
Photo description: Drum
Photo description: Switch
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Photo description: Bullet hole

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UPDATE: Missing Endangered Woman Presumed Deceased, Suspect Arrested - 02/06/24

A missing endangered woman is presumed deceased and a suspect has been arrested.

On Thursday, February 1, 2024, a woman was found deceased inside a vehicle in Skamania County.

On Monday, February 5, 2024, a Medical Examiner determined the woman died of homicidal violence. While the Medical Examiner has yet to officially identify the woman, detectives believe the deceased is Jeannie Enyeart.

On Monday, February 5, 2024, detectives arrested Enyeart’s fiancé, Jon French, 33, of Portland. French was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on the following charges: Murder in the Second Degree and Abuse of a Corpse in the Second Degree.

Enyeart’s family has been notified of the developments in the case. No other information will be released at this time.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Brent Christensen at brent.christensen@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-2087 and reference case number 24-22701.

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***Original Message Below***

The Portland Police Bureau’s Missing Persons Unit is looking for a missing endangered woman and anyone who sees her is asked to contact PPB.

Jeannie Enyeart, 47, was last seen on Saturday, January 27, 2024, by her neighbors in the area of Northeast Holladay Street and Northeast 93rd Avenue. On Monday, January 29, 2024, law enforcement located Enyeart’s vehicle in Skamania County, Washington. The vehicle had crashed and was unoccupied. Given the circumstances, both detectives and family are concerned about Enyeart’s well-being.

Enyeart is described as a Caucasian female, 5’5”, 135 lbs.

Anyone who sees Enyeart is urged to contact PPB’s Missing Persons Detective Scott Broughton at scott.broughton@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-3774 and reference case number 24-22701.

Photo description: Portrait of Jeannie Enyeart

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Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Two Vehicles, Major Crash Team Activated - 02/05/24

Pedestrian Killed in Crash on NE MLK JR. Blvd, Major Crash Team Activated.

On Monday, February 5, 2024, at approximately 6:30 p.m., officers from the North Precinct responded to calls about a person struck by multiple vehicles at the intersection of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Northeast Gertz Road.

Officers arrived and found an adult male deceased in the roadway. Both involved drivers remained on scene and are cooperating with police. The Major Crash Team was activated to respond and take over the investigation.

Northeast Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard between Northeast Columbia Boulevard and Northeast Marine Drive will be closed for several hours as investigators process the scene and collect evidence.

Anyone with information on this incident who has not yet spoken to police is asked to contact investigators via email at crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov, attn: Traffic Investigations Unit and reference case number 24-29334.

More information will be released when appropriate.

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UPDATE: Man Killed in Centennial Neighborhood Shooting Identified (Photo) - 02/05/24

The man killed in the Centennial Neighborhood shooting has been identified as Montrell D. Goss, 37, of Portland. His family has been notified of his death and provided the attached photo for public release.

The Medical Examiner determined Goss died of homicide by gunshot wound.

Through the investigation, detectives determined there was an argument between Goss and a man in the bar. Goss left the bar and went to his vehicle where he retrieved a firearm. Goss returned to the bar and got into a confrontation and shots were fired. Two guns were recovered from the scene.

This is an ongoing investigation that involves East Precinct officers, PPB’s Focused Intervention Team, Enhanced Community Safety Team, Homicide Unit, and the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office. All witnesses are cooperating with authorities.

At this stage in the investigation, no one has been charged with a crime. While the Portland Police Bureau and the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office are in agreement on this decision, all evidence will be presented to a Grand Jury in the very near future.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact Detective Eric McDaniel Eric.McDaniel@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0833 or Detective Sean Macomber Sean.Macomber@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0404 and reference case number 24-26686.

Photo description: Portrait of Montrell Goss

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***Original Message Below***

A man has died after a shooting in a Centennial Neighborhood Bar, and all people who are believed to be directly involved have been interviewed.

On Friday, February 2, 2024 at 8:05p.m., East Precinct and Focused Intervention Team (FIT) officers were dispatched to a report of a shooting at a bar in the 17200 block of Southeast Division Street. Officers arrived and found an injured man inside the bar. Officers began trauma first aid until EMS arrived. Paramedics initiated advanced care before transporting the patient to the hospital with life threatening injuries.

The involved man remained on scene and spoke to officers, and no suspect is currently being sought. Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) detectives responded to the scene and began an investigation.

Several hours later, PPB was notified that despite lifesaving efforts by medical professionals, the patient died at the hospital. The Portland Police Homicide Unit was notified and is assuming the investigation.

Police believe there may be witnesses who left the bar without talking to police. If anyone has information about this incident, and has not spoken to investigators, please contact Detective Eric McDaniel at Eric.McDaniel@police.portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0833, or Detective Sean Macomber at Sean.Macomber@police.portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0404, and reference case number 24-26686.

No one has been charged with a crime at this stage in the investigation. Additional information will be released as appropriate.

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UPDATE: Local Podiatrist Facing New Sex Abuse Charges, Additional Victims Sought (Photo) - 02/02/24

A local podiatrist is facing new sex abuse charges after additional victims came forward alleging abuse.

Since December, seven women have come forward and reported Dr. Brian M. Bowen, 49, sexually abused them. The alleged abuse happened between August 2022 and October 2023, during podiatry exams at Eastside Foot & Ankle, located in the 1800 block of Northeast 44th Avenue.

In total, there are now nine victims involved in the December 2023 and January 2024 indictments. Dr. Bowen is now indicted on the following charges: two counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, one count of Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree, nine counts of Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree, and two counts of Sex Abuse by Fraudulent Representation. The final two counts stem from a new law that went into effect in July 2023, aimed at medical professionals that commit sexual abuse through fraudulent representation.

This is an ongoing investigation, and the DA’s Office and Portland Police are asking any other patients who have had similar experiences with Dr. Bowen to come forward. His photograph is being released in an effort to assist in locating any additional victims. If anyone has information about crimes involving Dr. Bowen, please contact Detective David McCormick via e-mail david.mccormick@police.portlandoregon.gov or by phone 503-823-0862.

A charging instrument is only an accusation of a crime. Bowen is innocent unless and until proven guilty.

The Portland Police Sex Crimes Unit is a team of detectives committed to investigating all sex crimes in Portland and has on-staff victim advocates in support of its victim-centric approach. The Sex Crimes Unit investigates sex crimes where the victim is 14 years old or older, and sets the national standard for a victim-centered and trauma-informed approach to sexual assault investigations.

Photo description: Dr. Brian Bowen

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***Original Message Below***

A foot doctor working in the Hollywood Neighborhood is facing sex abuse charges involving two female patients, and Detectives are encouraging any other victims to contact them.

The Portland Police Bureau’s Sex Crimes Unit began investigating in September 2022, when an adult female reported that in May 2022, she had been fondled during a podiatry exam at Eastside Foot & Ankle, 1827 Northeast 44th Avenue Suite #100. A second incident involving a different female adult victim reportedly occurred in January of 2023. After an extensive investigation spanning more than a year, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office presented the case to a grand jury. On December 6, 2023, the Grand Jury indicted Dr. Brian M. Bowen, 49, on four charges: Sex Abuse in the Second Degree, and three counts of Sex Abuse in the Third Degree. He was arraigned in Multnomah County Circuit Court on Friday, December 15, 2023.

This is an ongoing investigation, and the DA’s Office and Portland Police are asking any other patients who have had similar experiences with Dr. Bowen to come forward. His photograph is being released in an effort to assist in locating any additional victims. If anyone has information about crimes involving Dr. Bowen, please contact Detective Sean Harris via e-mail sean.harris@police.portlandoregon.gov or by phone 503-823-0838. Please reference case number 22-236740.

A charging instrument is only an accusation of a crime. Bowen is innocent unless and until proven guilty.

The Portland Police Sex Crimes Unit is a team of detectives committed to investigating all sex crimes in Portland and has on-staff victim advocates in support of its victim-centric approach. The Sex Crimes Unit investigates sex crimes where the victim is 14 years old or older, and sets the national standard for a victim-centered and trauma-informed approach to sexual assault investigations.

Photo description: Dr. Brian Bowen

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PPB Seeks Input on Directive (Photo) - 02/01/24

The Portland Police Bureau directs member action through its policies, procedures, and rules, as found within Directives. The Bureau is in the process of reviewing the following Directive(s) and seeks community input.

Community members are encouraged to read the directives using the links below, then follow the link at the bottom of the PDF copy of the directive to provide comments.

First Universal Review link: https://www.portland.gov/police/1ur

Review Period: 2/1/2024 – 3/3/2024

• 0635.10, Portland Police Bureau Response to Public Order Events

All Bureau Directives are available at https://www.portland.gov/police/directives. This webpage also enables community members to sign up to receive email notifications when new or revised directives are posted.

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PPB Needs Public's Help Locating Serial Armed Robber (Photo) - 02/01/24

The Portland Police Bureau needs the public’s help locating a man involved in a series of armed robberies in the Portland area.

Detectives believe Cory J. Jackson, 43, is responsible for five armed robberies in the span of five months in 2023.

On April 25, 2023, Jackson used a gun to rob a dispensary in the 2500 block of Northwest Nicolai Street.

On June 19, 2023, Jackson used a gun to rob a dispensary in the 4500 block of Southeast Cesar Chavez Boulevard.

On June 28, 2023, Jackson used a gun to rob a dispensary in the 2000 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

On July 21, 2023, Jackson used a gun to rob a dispensary in the 5200 block of Southeast 28th Avenue.

On September 6, 2023, Jackson used a gun to rob a dispensary in the 3200 block of Southeast Johnson Creek Boulevard.

In addition to the crimes in Portland, Jackson is a suspect in numerous felony crimes in Washington, Arizona, and Nevada.

Jackson is described as a Caucasian male, 5’10”, 170 lbs. He frequently uses wigs to alter his appearance in order to avoid law enforcement detection. Jackson has multiple tattoos. The one on his knuckles reads HOME SICK.

Surveillance video from Portland area robberies is available for viewing at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cex6VrO47pQ

Anyone with information on Jackson’s whereabouts is urged to contact Detective Rachel Baer at Rachel.Baer@police.portlandoregon.gov or (503) 823-0323.

Photo description: Cory Jackson
Photo description: Cory Jackson
Photo description: Cory Jackson

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UPDATE: Suspect in Deadly Hit-and-Run Arrested (Photo) - 01/31/24

The suspect involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash on Christmas morning is now in the custody of law enforcement.

On Wednesday, January 31, 2024, members of the U.S. Marshals Service arrested Jared L. Landry, 37, in Vancouver, Washington, on a warrant stemming from case 23-331227.

More than two weeks earlier, on Friday, January 12, 2024, a Multnomah County Grand Jury returned a four-count indictment against Landry for the following charges: Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver Resulting in Death, Attempt to Elude Police, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, and Reckless Driving.

The suspect vehicle, a red Dodge Ram, was seized from an apartment complex in Vancouver in December.

Landry is currently lodged in the Clark County Jail and awaiting extradition to Oregon.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to thank the U.S. Marshals Service and the Vancouver Police Department for assistance with this case.

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***Original Messages Below***

The individual killed in a hit-and-run crash on December 25, 2023, has been identified as David Wayne Becker, 63, of Portland.

This case remains under investigation. If anyone has information about the involved vehicle, or its driver, please contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov , attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 23-331227.

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***Original Messages Below***

The investigation into the recent hit-and-run fatal crash at Southeast Stark Street at Southeast 106th Avenue has revealed a suspect vehicle description, and investigators are releasing a photo in an effort to prompt tips about its location.

Traffic Crash Investigators believe the suspect was driving a late 2000s or mid-2010 Dodge Ram pickup truck with a crew cab (4 full size doors), maroon in color. The vehicle had a broken driver’s side headlight assembly and damage to the front driver’s side corner from the crash. See attached photos.

If anyone has information about that truck, or its driver, please contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov , attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 23-331227.

Photo descriptions: surveillance image of the actual suspect vehicle, a maroon Dodge truck, a stock image of the vehicle, a police flyer with the photos and a description of the vehicle.

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***Original Message Below***

On 12/25/2023 at approximately 12:19 a.m. an off-duty Portland Police Officer came across a pedestrian hit and run crash on Southeast Stark Street at Southeast 106th Avenue. The driver involved in the crash left the scene.

The off-duty officer called 911 and provided aid to the victim. The victim was transported to the hospital by ambulance but was later declared deceased.

The Major Crash Team has been activated to respond to the scene to take over the investigation. Southeast Stark Street will be closed at Southeast 106th Avenue for several hours as Traffic Officers from the Major Crash Team and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division process the scene and collect evidence.

If anyone has information about the incident, please contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov, attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 23-331227.