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Speed Investigated as Factor in Fatal Motorcycle Crash (Photo) - 07/20/24

RELEASE DATE:                    July 20, 2024
CONTACT PERSON:            On-duty PIO
CASE NUMBER:                      24-30128
 

Gresham, Ore.—A traffic crash involving a motorcycle and pickup resulted in a fatality. At approximately 10:00 a.m., Gresham police officers and medical personnel responded to a report of a traffic collision involving a motorcycle and pickup at SE 190 Dr. and SE Cheldelin Rd. The operator of the motorcycle died as a result of his injuries from the collision. The driver of the pickup stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. 

The crash investigation has been assigned to an East Metro Vehicular Crimes Team (VCT). Speed of the motorcycle is a factor that will be analyzed during the investigation.

Anyone who witnessed the collision and has not already spoken with an officer is asked to call the Gresham Police Tip-Line at 503-618-2719.

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Missing Adult Located and Returned Home - 07/20/24

RELEASE DATE:               July 20, 2024
CONTACT PERSON:         On-duty PIO
CASE NUMBER:                 24-30000

Gresham, Ore.— Missing 23-year-old, Brendan Bolsinger was located and returned home. Brendan left his home in the 1000 block of NE 193 Ave., shortly after 8:00 p.m. He was located in Wood Village and returned home. Gresham Police thanks everyone who shared Brendan’s photograph and helped find him so he could be safely returned home.



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Attached Media Files: 24-30000-Located.pdf
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Police Seek Help Locating Missing Adult (Photo) - 07/19/24

RELEASE DATE:               July. 19, 2024
CONTACT PERSON:         On-duty PIO
CASE NUMBER:                 24-30000

Gresham, Ore.—Gresham Police is asking for the public’s assistance with locating a missing 23-year-old male, Brendan Bolsinger. Brendan left his home in the 1000 block of NE 193 Ave., shortly after 1:30 p.m. Brendan’s family says he is on the autism spectrum and non-verbal. They are concerned for his welfare while he is unsupervised. Brendan is familiar with TriMet and has been known to wander around Gresham and Portland.

Brendan is described as a white male who is 6 feet tall and weighs 300 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing no shirt and bright orange basketball shorts.

Anyone who sees Brendan is asked to call 911.

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June Pedestrian Safety Operation Results (Photo) - 07/15/24

GRESHAM, Ore. – The Gresham Police Department is actively participating in Oregon Impact and Oregon Department of Transportation Pedestrian Safety Operations. On June 19, Gresham Officers conducted targeted enforcement in the area of SE Division St. and Main Ave., from the hours of 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Officers made 34 traffic stops and issued the following citations.

 

  • 31 citations for Failure to Stop for Pedestrian in a Crosswalk, ORS 811.028.
  • 2 citations for Operating a Motor Vehicle While Using a Mobile Device, ORS 811.507.
  • 2 citations for Failure to Properly Use Safety Belts, ORS 811.210
  • 9 citations for other violations related to expired registration, driving unlicensed, driving uninsured, and illegal window tint.

 

Education for drivers and pedestrians is vital to keeping our roads safe. Motorists must stop and yield to pedestrians who are waiting to cross, or who are in the process of crossing, the roadway. Motorists are also required to stop at all crosswalks when a vehicle is already stopped in a lane next to the one they are traveling in.

 

Refer to Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 811.028, Failure to Stop and Remain Stopped for Pedestrian in a Crosswalk, for specifics on the law regarding drivers. Refer to ORS Chapter 814 for laws pertaining to pedestrians. The department is hoping to raise pedestrian safety awareness for drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of pedestrian right-of-way laws. Additional missions will be scheduled during the summer.

 


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Suspect in April 28 shooting in Rockwood indicted on multiple counts including Attempted Murder and Assault - 06/27/24

Gresham, Ore.—

A suspect has been indicted for multiple counts including Attempted Murder and Assault related to a shooting that occurred in the Rockwood Village neighborhood.

On April 28, 2024, Gresham Police responded to reports of a shooting at Rockwood Village, 783 Southeast 185th Avenue. Investigating Officers found multiple apartments had been struck by bullets. These apartments were occupied, and one victim suffered minor injuries.

On June 14, 2024, Gresham Police arrested a suspect in the case, 18-year-old Jeremy Skelley Jr.

On June 24, 2024, the case against Skelley was presented to a Grand Jury by the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office. Skelley was indicted on the following charges:

• Attempted Murder in the Second Degree (one count)
• Unlawful Use of a Weapon (three counts)
• Assault 2 with a Firearm (one count)
• Recklessly Endangering Another Person (12 counts)
• Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (two counts)
 
The arrest is not the end of the case, and additional investigative steps are being taken.

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call the GPD tip line at 503-618-2719 or toll-free at 1-888-989-3505. 

Additional information will be released when appropriate.

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