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UPDATE 5: Clarification About Suspect's Previous History - 07/19/19

PPB would like to correct the record on Antonio Montgomery's history. In January of 2018, there was a series of robberies attributed to a team of suspects dubbed the "Track Suit Bandits." Initial press releases sent in January of 2018, indicated Antonio Montgomery was connected with these robberies. Additional investigation after this information release determined Antonio Montgomery was not a member of the Track Suit Bandit group. The three suspects involved in that case pled guilty and were sentenced. Refer to the District Attorney's office for further inquiries about those sentences. The information about this needed correction was brought to the PIO's attention this afternoon. PPB regrets any confusion about this matter and seeks to correct the record.


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The driver of the Jeep Grand Cherokee has died at an area hospital from her injuries related to yesterday's hit-and-run crash. She has been identified as 59-year-old Robin Macready. This is now the 31st traffic related fatality in the City of Portland in 2019.

Montgomery will now face additional criminal charges.


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The investigation continues into yesterday's fatal hit-and-run crash.

On Monday July 8, 2019 at 2:35 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to Southeast 148th Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard on a report of a hit-and-run traffic crash where the suspect fled the scene on foot. Officers arrived in the area and located two occupants in a black Jeep Grand Cherokee. The driver was critically injured and was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. The passenger in the vehicle was deceased at the scene.

Officers set up containment and searched the area for the suspect. The suspect, 20-year-old Antonio Montgomery, was found hiding in a back yard and was taken into custody at approximately 4:15 p.m.

Investigators learned that a black BMW driven by Montgomery crashed into a grey Ford Focus in the area of Southeast 162nd Ave and Southeast Powell Boulevard. Montgomery did not stop to exchange information and continued westbound on Southeast Powell Boulevard at a high rate of speed. Investigators believe Montgomery ran the red light at Southeast 148th Avenue and collided with the Jeep Grand Cherokee that was traveling northbound through the intersection.

After the initial collision at Southeast 148th Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard, the Jeep and the BMW both collided with other vehicles in the intersection. No other injuries were reported.

The passenger who was killed in the crash has been identified as 60-year-old Charlene Hauth. The driver of the Jeep remains in the hospital.

Anyone who witnessed this crash is asked to call Traffic Investigator Garrett Dow at 503-823-5070.

This is the 38th activation of the Major Crash Team and the 30th fatal traffic incident of 2019.

The Portland Police Traffic Division is committed to providing enforcement and raising awareness regarding traffic safety for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. Each year, traffic officers respond to preventable collisions. These collisions can deeply impact those involved, their families and loved ones. Traffic officers' number one priority is to address behaviors of all road users that might lead to a collision, including speed, impairment, distraction and disobeying signals.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work toward reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390


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The suspect in yesterday's fatal hit-and-run crash has been identified as 20-year-old Antonio Trayvontae Montgomery. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Manslaughter in the Second Degree, Assault in the First Degree, four counts of Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Burglary in the First Degree, Reckless Driving, three counts of Failure to Perform Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run - Property) and two counts of Failure to Perform Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run - Injury).

More information is expected later this morning.

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The suspect involved in this fatal hit-and-run traffic crash has been located and taken into custody. The suspect will be identified after he is booked into the Multnomah County jail.

We are in the early stages of this investigation. More details will be released as they become available.

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The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the area of Southeast 148th Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard to assist in a fatal hit-and-run traffic crash investigation. All lanes of Southeast Powell Boulevard are closed between Southeast 147th Avenue and Southeast 150th Avenue and all lanes of Southeast 148th Avenue are closed between Southeast Woodward Street and Southeast Rhine Street.

Officers are actively searching the area for a suspect.

No additional information is available at this time. An updated news release will be pushed out as investigators learn more.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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PPB Responds to IPR Review - 07/19/19

The Independent Police Review (IPR) recently released a policy review specific to the Portland Police Bureau's interactions with those in the houseless community. This review was done at the request of the Chief and the Mayor to help identify opportunities to strengthen policies and practices around this area. The Chief has reviewed the recommendations and provided responses, which can be located here:
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/737648

PPB is providing additional information for further context in interpreting the report:
* The IPR audit focused on a specific data set, which only included arrest data, which does not encapsulate the entirety of the Police Bureau's work,
* Since the Settlement Agreement went into effect in August of 2014, PPB has collected data about the number of police contacts involving a mental health component,
* Since April of 2017, an improved process was put into place to more effectively capture the data about demonstrated or perceived mental illness related to calls for service. This data is not captured on the booking form because this form is not the best form for data collection to produce adequate results in this area,
* PPB has worked in collaboration with the Department of Justice and the Compliance Officer Community Liaison to validate the data collection process for calls involving a mental health component,
* Not all of those individuals experiencing houselessness have mental health or drug addiction issues,
* As indicated in the report, over 60% of the arrests involved subjects with active warrants. ORS 137.060 commands officers to arrest a subject who has a valid bench warrant, which means officers do not have discretion in these situations,
* Arrests are made based upon legal justification, such as probable cause for crimes that were committed or in the event of a warrant,
* The focus of a criminal investigation is the elements of the crime, not on an individual's housing status or what particular group they may or may not belong to.

"We appreciate the time and attention the IPR team took to review our policies and provide recommendations," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "While the report did not identify any actions by the Portland Police Bureau that criminalized persons experiencing houselessness, we recognize the recommendations can strengthen our existing policies and procedures and improve data collection for future analysis."

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PPB Collaborates with Postal Service in Bait Package Mission - Two Arrested (Photo) - 07/18/19

On Monday, July 15, 2019, members of the East Precinct's Neighborhood Response Team partnered with the Postal Inspector and began a mission to help combat package thefts. With permission from homeowners, officers deployed bait packages equipped with GPS transmitters on porches in targeted locations.

On Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 1:04 a.m., Officers were alerted that one of the packages had been stolen. Officers tracked the package and determined that it was in a vehicle. The officers located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. The two occupants were taken into custody.

57-year-old Thomas Etier and 27-year-old Renee Rabago were lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on felony charges related to mail theft.


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Attached Media Files: rabago.jpg , etier.png
UPDATE: PPB Investigating Shooting at Dawson Park - 07/16/19

The investigation continues into yesterday's shooting at Dawson Park. Shortly after the shooting, officers received a call about a fight at Northeast 7th Avenue and Northeast Schuyler Street. Officers arrived and contacted a subject that may have been involved in the shooting at Dawson Park. The subject was ultimately released at the scene. No arrests have been made in connection to this shooting.

Investigators would like to hear from any witnesses. Anyone with information about this shooting is encouraged to contact the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

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On July 15, 2019 at 7:54 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to reports of multiple shots heard near, and a vehicle driving through Dawson Park, located at 2949 N Williams Avenue. Officers arrived and located evidence of gunfire. Officers have not located any individuals injured by gunfire.

Investigators with the Gun Violence Reduction Team are responding to the scene to handle the investigation.

Dawson Park is closed while Officers and Criminalists process the scene. North Stanton Street from Vancouver to Williams Avenues is closed.

Anyone with information or video of the incident is encouraged to call non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

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Update: Final Update on Response to City Hall - 07/15/19

The incident today involving a suspicious package at City Hall generated a lot of questions about the Metropolitan Explosive Disposal Unit and the team's work. This team is comprised of seven partner agencies, including: the Portland Police Bureau, Port of Portland Police Department, Clark County Sheriff's Office, Vancouver Police Department, Gresham Police Department, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The early partnership began in the 1970's in an effort to collaborate and share resources to respond to and address suspicious items that could involve explosives. The team has evolved into the seven agency collaborative that exists today. In 2018, the team handled about 438 missions, which included about 175 suspicious items.

While today's incident involved a suspicious item, there was not an explosive involved. There is an on-going investigation into the package to determine whether or not there a crime. We are unable to release further details about the package, the contents, or the circumstances surrounding it due to the pending investigation.

"Today's response to City Hall on the report of a suspicious package was a coordinated effort between PPB, federal, and local agency partners," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "We recognize these events can cause public fear and alarm and we want to reassure the public that there is not an identified on-going risk related to this incident. The efforts of those involved in ensuring the safety of the employees and community members frequenting City Hall are appreciated."

The public is reminded that it is incumbent upon all of us to be vigilant for the community's safety. If someone has information about a suspicious item or a threat, they are encouraged to call 911 for an immediate threat or suspicious item or non-emergency dispatch for non-imminent threats. Please do not handle or touch any suspicious item.

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The PIO will be available for media at 3:30 p.m. in front of the Justice Center at Central Precinct at 1111 Southwest 2nd Avenue. City Hall has been re-opened and is back to normal operations.

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The Metropolitan Explosive Disposal Unit has determined there is not a risk to the public due to the package at City Hall. Team members are working on clearing the scene so City Hall can resume normal operations.

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Officers have determined in the interest of public safety, Terry Schrunk Plaza needed to be closed while members of the Explosive Disposal Unit respond to this developing situation.

Specially trained officers from the Explosive Disposal Unit are responding and assessing the package to determine whether or not a risk to the public exists. In the meantime, the evacuation of the building, nearby street closures, and closure of the park were determined to be in the best interest of public safety. The evacuation of the building has been completed.

Media staging is at the Southeast corner of Southwest Jefferson Street and 4th Avenue. The PIO will respond and plans to brief the media at 11:00 a.m.

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On Monday, July 15, 2019, at 9:36 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of a suspicious package at City Hall, located at 1221 Southwest 4 Avenue. Members of the Explosive Disposal Unit responded to assess the package. Out of an abundance of caution, it was determined City Hall should be evacuated. Officers closed down the streets in the immediate vicinity for safety purposes. City Hall is closed and those with business there will not have access until after it is deemed safe. Updates will be provided as they become available.

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Grant Photo
PPB Arrests 2, Cites 22 in Street Racing Mission (VIDEO) (Photo) - 07/15/19

On Sunday, July 14, 2019, North Precinct Officers, in collaboration with the Traffic Division and Air Support Unit, conducted a speed racing mission. This mission was focused on those who gather and participate in reckless and dangerous driving behavior. Officers conducted 28 vehicle stops, issued 22 citations, towed one vehicle for community caretaking, and made two arrests during the mission.

At one point during the mission, officers learned of a vehicle involved in reckless driving in the area of Swan Island that crashed into a parked car and nearly hit several pedestrians. Officers arrived in the area and people started to flee. The driver of the involved vehicle fled the area and was not apprehended. A video of this incident can be viewed at the following link: https://youtu.be/YlG8UJaMz1s

Police are releasing video related to this incident in an attempt to identify the involved driver. If you have information about who may have been driving the vehicle in a reckless and dangerous manner, contact North Precinct at (503) 823-5700.

Officers tried to stop another vehicle leaving the area, but the vehicle fled. The vehicle was located and officers arrested the driver, who was identified as Raymond L. Grant.

Raymond L. Grant, a 34 year-old male, was arrested and charged with Attempt to Elude a Police Officer, Reckless Endangering Another Person and Reckless Driving. (PHOTO)

Another subject was arrested on an outstanding reckless driving warrant.

The Portland Police Bureau reminds the public that careless and reckless driving put all of us at risk and is unacceptable behavior. PPB continues to work with the District Attorney's office on these and other speed racing related cases to hold people accountable for behavior that is criminal in nature.

If you see individuals or groups engaged in dangerous driving behavior, please call emergency dispatch at 911 for any emergency related matter or the non-emergency number at (503) 823-3333 for non-emergency information for the police.

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Attached Media Files: Grant Photo
PPB Seeks Public's Input on Directives - 07/15/19

The Portland Police Bureau directs member action through the establishment of policy, procedure, and rule, as found within Directives. The Bureau is in the process of reviewing all of its Directives and seeks public comments.

Currently, the Bureau is asking for the community's feedback regarding the following Directive(s):

1st Universal Review- 7/15/19 -- 8/14/19
* Directive 750.00 Bureau Cooperation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Joint Terrorism Task Force (*This is a new directive)

2nd Universal Review- 7/15/19 -- 8/14/19
* Directive 825.00 Domestic Violence, Arrests, and Restraining Orders

Community members are encouraged to read these Directives at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/59757 and follow the link at the bottom of the draft to provide comments. This webpage also enables community members to sign up for email notifications when new or revised directives are posted.

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Pedestrian Safety Education Announcement - 07/15/19

During the Months of July and August, officers and community partners, Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Impact, will be conducting crosswalk enforcement actions along Naito Parkway, Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, and Southeast Foster Road in an effort to educate drivers, pedestrians, and other road users pertaining to Oregon's crosswalk laws.

Officers and partners will be providing educational materials, issuing warnings, citations, and offering safety education classes and literature as appropriate.

Per Oregon law: motorists are required to stop and remain stopped for pedestrians crossing within marked or unmarked crosswalks (ORS 811.028) and pedestrians are expected to cross within marked or unmarked crosswalks, (ORS 810.080 ) obey traffic control devices, (ORS 814.010) and yield to vehicles when necessary (ORS 814.040 and ORS 814.050)

In 2019, the Portland Police Bureau has responded to 31 traffic related fatalities; 12 of fatalities were pedestrians.

The Portland Police Traffic Division is committed to providing enforcement and raising awareness regarding traffic safety for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. Each year, traffic officers respond to preventable collisions. These collisions can deeply impact those involved, their families and loved ones. Traffic officers' number one priority is to address behaviors of all road users that might lead to a collision, including speed, impairment, distraction and disobeying signals.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work toward reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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Steel Bridge Response 3
Trespasser on Steel Bridge Causes Closure, Subject Transported to Hospital (Photo) - 07/14/19

On Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 8:30 A.M., North Precinct officers were dispatched to the Steel Bridge, where a trespasser was seen in the bridge tender shed above the upper-level roadway (photos). The adult female was throwing objects, including cans of oil, onto the pavement below. Due to indicators that the subject was suffering from a mental health condition, Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT) Officers responded and began communicating with her. The subject was uncooperative and refused to come out.

Officers requested assistance from the Portland Fire Bureau, Multnomah County River Patrol, and Central Precinct officers. Due to the danger that someone could be hit by one of the thrown objects, the bridge was closed to all traffic and pedestrians.

Officers spoke with her for over two hours, finally convincing her to come out voluntarily. She was taken into custody, lowered down the stairs on a rescue gurney, and transported to a hospital for a mental health evaluation. No one was injured.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. The Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center is available 24 hours a day at 503-988-4888.

If you or someone you know is in mental health crisis please visit Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare's Urgent Walk-In Clinic. The clinic is located at 4212 SE Division and is open from 7am to 10:30pm, 7 days a week. Services are free and available to individuals of all ages.

Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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PPB's Role and Guidelines Regarding Immigration Enforcement - 07/14/19

The Portland Police Bureau follows and enforces Oregon law; it does not enforce federal immigration laws. Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 181A.820 states:

No law enforcement agency of the State of Oregon or of any political subdivision of the state shall use agency moneys, equipment or personnel for the purpose of detecting or apprehending persons whose only violation of law is that they are persons of foreign citizenship present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws.
This law can be found at this link: https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/181A.820

The Portland Police Bureau adheres to Oregon law as outlined in Directive 810.10-Immigration Enforcement and Diplomatic Immunity. This directive covers the expectations for our members related to immigration, and can be found at the following link: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/669542


"Now more than ever it is important to understand and recognize the uncertainty and fear for many in our immigrant communities, not just around immigration enforcement efforts, but also hate crimes," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "Members of the Police Bureau continue our outreach efforts to build relationships, especially in communities that may be distrustful of police. We want everyone in our community to feel safe and protected, which is why it is important to understand PPB's role and the laws related to immigration enforcement."

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Update: Neighborhood Search for Armed Suspect Concluded, Suspect Not Located - 07/13/19

The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) has concluded its search in the Lents neighborhood. The suspect who ran from the traffic stop was not located. The perimeter is being removed. Residents are advised that they no longer have to stay inside and can resume their normal activities.

While we have concluded the active search, the investigation into the identity of the suspect continues.

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The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) is responding to assist East Precinct Officers after an armed subject ran from a traffic stop holding a gun. Officers have set up a perimeter between Southeast Steele Street and Southeast Liebe Street, and Southeast 87th Avenue and 88th Avenue. Residents in that area are encouraged to stay inside. The suspect is described as a male, black, about 6 feet tall, 150 pounds, wearing light blue jeans, red shoes, and holding a silver handgun. If anyone sees a suspect matching that description in the area, please call 911.

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Gun Photo 2
Robbery at Gunpoint in Park, Juvenile Suspect Arrested (Photo) - 07/13/19

On Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 11:34 A.M., East Precinct officers responded to a report of a robbery at gunpoint in Harrison Park, 8300 Southeast Stephens Street. Numerous officers responded and searched the area for the suspect. One of the officers located a suspect near Southeast Clinton Street and Southeast 84th Avenue. The suspect was detained and an investigation began. Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect and they located a loaded semiautomatic handgun believed to have been used in the robbery (photo).

Detectives from the Robbery Detail responded to assume the investigation. They determined the victim was sitting in the park when he was approached by the suspect. The suspect displayed the handgun and tried to take the victim's phone. After a struggle, the suspect ran off. There were no injuries.

The person arrested is 15-years-old male. He was booked into the Multnomah County Juvenile Detention Center on charges of Robbery in the First Degree, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Menacing.

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Attached Media Files: Gun Photo 2 , Gun Photo 1
UPDATE: I-84 Reopened To Traffic, Suicidal Subject Taken To Hospital - 07/12/19

The incident involving the subject in crisis on the Northeast 12th Avenue overpass at I-84 has concluded. The subject came back over the railing, was taken into custody, and transported to a hospital for a mental health evaluation.

For over 8 hours, ECIT (Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team) officers communicated with the person and tried to get him to come to a place of safety so he may receive assistance for his mental health. The subject remained on the outside ledge of the Northeast 12th Avenue overpass threatening to jump down to the freeway below. During this event, the Bureau, with the assistance of the Oregon Department of Transportation, closed lanes of travel on I-84; eastbound I-84 traffic was the most significantly impacted.

The Portland Police Bureau recognizes that the protracted closure of a major interstate freeway through rush hour has a significant impact on motorists. One of the core missions of the Portland Police Bureau is to preserve life. At times like these when we are called to respond to a person in mental health crisis, we try to make the area as safe as possible. That way, specially trained officers can communicate with the person and try to get them help. That sometimes requires us to close roads to vehicles, both for the safety of the person but also for the safety of the general public traveling beneath. Whenever possible, we try to open lanes of traffic.

We've had inquiries as to why we do not just run up and pull the person down. This tactic is generally avoided, primarily for safety as it could cause the person to slip and fall, and because of concern that an officer or officers could be pulled over the side. But also, our ECIT officers work hard to build trust with the person in crisis. We do not want to violate that trust by rushing up without warning, potentially resulting in a catastrophic event. Even if the tactic were successful, we are concerned that the person would not trust us if they have police contact again in similar circumstances.

We appreciate the patience of motorists that were stuck in traffic during this incident, and we are grateful that it ended without anyone getting hurt.


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On Friday, July 12, 2019, at 1:04 p.m., North Precinct Officers responded to a call of a suicidal male on the 12th Avenue overpass crossing I-84. Officers arrived on scene and located the adult male over the barrier. Officers have requested assistance from Project Respond partners, who assist in situations involving subjects in mental health crisis. Officers are attempting to work with the subject to safely resolve the situation. It is unknown how long the traffic closure will remain in effect.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. The Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center is available 24 hours a day at 503-988-4888.

If you or someone you know is in mental health crisis please visit Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare's Urgent Walk-In Clinic. The clinic is located at 4212 SE Division and is open from 7am to 10:30pm, 7 days a week. Services are free and available to individuals of all ages.
Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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Blonde Male Assault Suspect
PPB Seeking Identification of Male Assault Suspect (Photo) - 07/10/19

The Portland Police Bureau's Detective Division is releasing more photographs of a male involved in an assault on Saturday, June 29th, 2019, during the demonstrations. If you have information about these specific photographs, please contact Detective Anthony Merrill at Anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov or at (503) 823-4033.

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 can remain anonymous.

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

If you were a victim of a crime and have not reported it, you can still report the incident to police at (503) 823-3333.

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PPB Makes New Organizational Change to Improve Community Services and Enhance Accountability - 07/09/19

Chief Danielle Outlaw has announced the Portland Police Bureau will made some organizational changes, effective July 11, 2019: The Community Services Division is being created, which will report directly to the Chief. This Division will include units that have a citywide approach: the Behavioral Health Unit; Community Engagement Officer; the Homeless Community Liaison (who is currently in the background process); and a civilian Community Engagement Specialist position that currently has not been filled. This Division will be led by Acting Captain Chuck Lovell.

The Chief has also announced the creation of the Office of Inspector General, which will manage the Policy Development Team, the Force Inspector and eight analysts. This team will also be a direct report to the Chief. The purpose in restructuring is to enhance the Bureau's internal accountability and auditing functions. This Office will be led by Mary Claire Buckley, who is currently an Analyst III working on DOJ compliance.

Another recent change includes combining the Human Trafficking Unit and the Sex Trafficking Unit. These units are now housed under the Detective Division and will enhance the Bureau's citywide approach to human trafficking. The Portland Police Bureau recently received a grant which will fund hire three advocates who will work with the unit and the survivors to improve the Bureau's ability to assist those who have been subject to these crimes.

"These strategic moves bring together units that may have overlapping services so they can work more collaboratively," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "These divisions will be direct reports to me, and the focus will be on improving continuity of their work product and services as well as enhancing the Bureau's accountability functions to better meet the community's expectations."

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Ronald Gillis
Ronald Gillis
Help Locate Missing 72-Year-Old-Man (Photo) - 07/07/19

The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate 72-year-old Ronald Gillis (photo). He was last seen about 8 P.M. on Friday, July 5, 2019 in the 800 block of Southeast 135th Avenue. Mr. Gillis regularly goes on long walks, but it is unusual for him to be gone overnight.

Gillis does not have any life-threatening medical conditions and lives independently, but has displayed possible symptoms of dementia.

He is a 72-year-old white male, 5'-11" in height, 160 pounds. It's unknown what he was wearing when he left.

Anyone who sees Mr. Gillis is asked to call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information or tips on his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Lori Fonken at 503-823-1081 or email missing@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Ronald Gillis
Shots Fired in the Vernon Neighborhood, One Person Injured - 07/07/19

On Sunday July 7, 2019 at 5:05 A.M., North Precinct officers were dispatched to reports of shots fired in the 1400 block of Northeast Jarrett Street. When they arrived they discovered evidence of gunfire. There were bullet strikes to at least three parked vehicles.

About 15 minutes later, officers received information that a patient had arrived at a local hospital with a gunshot wound. Officers responded and learned that the patient, a male, had what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) was called and is now assuming the investigation.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Delegation 2
Delegation 2
PPB Hosts Ukranian Police Delegation (Photo) - 07/04/19

On June 20, 2019, Portland Police Bureau Chief Danielle Outlaw welcomed a delegation from the City of Dnipro in eastern Ukraine. Police Chiefs Andrii Tkachenko and Oleksandr Chudnovskyi from two police departments in the Dnipro region and Mr. Volodymyr Miller, a Deputy Mayor of the City of Dnipro arrived in Portland on June 20, 2019.

This visit was organized and hosted by the members of the Portland Police Bureau Slavic Advisory Council and the members of the Ukrainian- American Cultural Associations, with the hope of establishing the official professional law enforcement exchange between the Dnirpo Police Department and the Portland Police Bureau.

This initiative is a part of the current effort of both the Portland Ukrainian community and the Mayor of Dnipro city to build a sister city relationship and status between Portland and Dnipro. The Portland metro area is home to a large Ukrainian immigrant community that has been very engaged with the local government bodies to promote its cultural heritage while at the same time working closely with the Slavic advisory council to address any relevant and emerging social justice and livability issues in our City.

The Ukrainian delegation spent five days meeting with various Portland Police representatives and attended workshops and presentations delivered by the PPB Traffic Unit, Detective Division, Professional Standards, and Training Division, as well as a presentation by the Multnomah County Senior District Attorney Nate Vasquez.

On Monday, June 24, 2019, the Ukrainian delegation spent a day at the Oregon State Police Academy in Salem, where the Director and the leadership of the Police Academy organized a tour of the training facility and a panel discussion with the Police Chiefs of Keizer and Woodburn.

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Attached Media Files: Delegation 2 , Delegation
July 4 photo
July 4 photo
July 4th Safety Message (Photo) - 07/04/19

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind community members to have a safe holiday. Please do not operate a motor vehicle, bicycle, or scooter while under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. Celebratory gun fire is illegal and unsafe, so please celebrate another way (PHOTO). Enjoy the sunshine!

Attached Media Files: July 4 photo
PPB Seeks Public's Help With Information About Assault - 07/03/19

The Portland Police Bureau's Detective Division is investigating a bias-related assault that was reported to have occurred on Saturday, June 29, 2019 between 9:00-11:00 P.M. in the area of Northeast Alberta Street and Northeast 30th Avenue.

If anyone has information about this incident or related video, contact Detective Shaye Samora at (503) 823-0416 or shaye.samora@portlandoregon.gov

There is no identified on-going risk to the community related to this incident.

There is no information to suggest this incident is related to the protests from the same day.

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Assault Suspect 4
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PPB Detectives Seek Public's Help Identifying More Assault Suspects from Demonstration (Photo) - 07/02/19

The Portland Police Bureau's Detective Division continues to actively investigate several assaults that occurred in downtown Portland on Saturday, June 29th, 2019. Detectives are seeking the public's help in identifying the individuals in the attached photographs who are believed to be involved in criminal activity (PHOTOS).

These individuals are described as: a subject with a black motorcycle-type helmet, a subject with a black leather type baseball cap, and a male in a pinkish/red and white baseball cap. The blonde male in the background without a shirt is also a suspect in the assault and another photograph of him was released yesterday.

Detectives have received several tips and video footage from the public and these are much appreciated. If you have information about these specific photographs, please contact Detective Anthony Merrill at Anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov or at (503) 823-4033.

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 can remain anonymous.

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

If you were a victim of a crime and have not reported it, you can still report the incident to police at (503) 823-3333.

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UPDATE: City Hall Cleared and RE-Opened - 07/02/19

City Hall security personnel have swept City Hall and nothing suspicious has been located. At this time, it has been determined there is not a credible threat. City Hall is back open for regular operations.

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On Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at 12:15 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau's Central Precinct responded to a bomb threat call at City Hall, located at 1221 Southwest 4th Avenue. City Hall has been closed and is being evacuated due to an abundance of caution. The Portland Police Bureau is investigating the matter to determine the credibility of the threat. Information will be released as it becomes available. Please avoid the area while investigators look into the circumstances.

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Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives - 07/02/19

The Portland Police Bureau directs member action through the establishment of policy, procedure, and rule, as found within Directives. The Bureau is in the process of reviewing all of its Directives and seeks public comments.

Currently, the Bureau is asking for the community's feedback regarding the following Directive(s):

2nd Universal Review- 7/1/19-7/31/19
* Directive 630.26, Public Safety Support Specialist Program (*This is a new directive)
* Directive 730.00, Bureau Response to Active Violence Incidents (*This is a new directive)

Community members are encouraged to read these Directives at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/73678 and follow the link at the bottom of the draft to provide comments. This webpage also enables community members to sign up for email notifications when new or revised directives are posted.

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Gutierrez Photo
Gutierrez Photo
UPDATE #2: Male Booked on Domestic Violence and Gun Charges (Photo) - 07/01/19

The investigation continues into Monday morning's domestic violence incident. Investigators with the Domestic Violence Reduction Unit have arrested 33 year-old Edgar O. Gutierrez.(PHOTO) Gutierrez has been booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on four counts of Menacing (Domestic Violence), Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind the public about the following information and assistance available to help victims of domestic violence:

24-Hour Crisis & Help Lines:
* Call to Safety (Formerly Portland Women's Crisis Line): 503-235-5333
Toll-Free: 1-888-235-5333
* National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE
Http://Www.ndvh.org/
* Multnomah County Crisis Line: 503-988-4888

Domestic Violence Emergency Shelters:
* Bradley-Angle House: 503-281-2442
* Clackamas Women's Services: 503-654-2288
* Columbia Co. Women's Resource Center: 1-503-397-6161
* Domestic Violence Resource Center: 503-469-8620
* Safechoice/Vancouver YWCA: 1-360-695-0501
* Salvation Army West Women's & Children's: 503-224-7718
* Yolanda House of YWCA: 503-977-7930 or 503-535-3266

Resources To Combat Domestic Violence:
* Multnomah County Domestic Violence Coordinator's Office
http://www.co.multnomah.or.us/dchs/dv/index.shtml
* National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
http://www.ncadv.org
* State of Oregon Department of Human Services for Domestic Violence
http://www.dhs.state.or.us/abuse/domestic
* Volunteers Of America
http://www.voa.org
* Stalking Resource Center
http://www.ncvc.org/src/main.aspx?dbID=dash_Home

More information is available at our web site:
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/60676

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The male involved in the stand-off in East Portland has safely surrendered to police. The investigation continues and members of the Portland Police Bureau's Domestic Violence Reduction Team are responding to take the lead. There are no reported injuries related to this incident. There is no identified on-going risk to the community. A police presence will remain in the area while the circumstances are investigated, but neighbors are able to leave if they need to.

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Officers in East Precinct responded to a domestic disturbance in the 14100 block of Southeast Bush Street on Monday, July 1, 2019, at 12:15 a.m. Initial information indicated the involved male was armed with a firearm, was suicidal, and there were multiple children and a female in the home.

Officers used an amplified device to loud hail the home and provide instruction for the occupants. The female exited the home. The male remained in the home with the children. A decision was made to activate the Special Emergency Reaction Team and the Crisis Negotiation Team. Shortly after, three children exited the house.

Officers continue to attempt to contact the male to get him to safely surrender. Area residents will likely hear instructions on a loud speaker intended for the male. Neighbors are encouraged to stay inside their residences while officers attempt to safely resolve this situation.

Updates will be provided as they are available. PIO will be responding.

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Attached Media Files: Gutierrez Photo
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PPB Continues to Investigate Criminal Acts Related to Saturday's Demonstration-Seeks Public's Help (Photo) - 07/01/19

The Portland Police Bureau's Detective Division continues to investigate multiple criminal acts committed during demonstration events on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Investigators are releasing several photographs to the public of individuals believed to be involved in criminal activity. Anyone with information about those pictured in these photographs should contact the Police Bureau. Anyone who witnessed the incidents, should contact the Detective Division at (503) 823-0400 or submit an anonymous tip:
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 can remain anonymous.

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)


The Portland Police Bureau is providing the following additional information:

* Prior to the event, information was circulating that some participants planned to throw milkshakes on others. As the event progressed, officers learned from some participants that a substance similar to quick drying concrete was being added to some of the "milkshakes." A Lieutenant in the field observed some of the material and noted the texture and smell was consistent with concrete. The Portland Police Bureau sent a tweet out to bring attention to this potential hazard and to encourage victims to contact us. The act of throwing any substance on another person without that person's consent constitutes the crime of harassment (ORS 166.065). After the tweet was sent, an anonymous email was sent to Bureau members with a "Milkshake Recipe" (See attached).

* Specially trained officers were deployed in the field and attempted to separate the countering groups of individuals in an attempt to prevent assaults, while continuing to permit free speech as required by law. Several assaults did occur and as officers learned of the assaults, efforts were made to maneuver resources to assist in providing medical care, and to identify and apprehend any involved suspects.

* As the event progressed, Officers observed a number of participants in the crowd who concealed and brandished weapons, including collapsible batons, projectiles, and firearms, to name a few. Attempts were made to effect arrests when possible and resources were available. The presence of weapons in the crowd and assaults on police officers were factors taken into consideration in how to safely and effectively manage a situation that turned into civil disorder.

* Law enforcement resources in crowd management situations are deployed with great thought and consideration and in groups in order to be most effective. Attention is given to balancing the safety of demonstrators, safety of officers and first responders, First Amendment rights, infrastructure, and property. These resources can take time to deploy and shift as situations change and develop.

* There is no current law or ordinance prohibiting covering of the face in a protest and commission of a crime, which makes it more difficult for investigators to identify perpetrators of violence. This is exploited by criminals who engage in acts of violence.

* Per Oregon Revised Statute, 181A.250, law enforcement is unable to record demonstration events unless there is criminal activity occurring.

"The members of the Portland Police Bureau and our partner agencies worked diligently in difficult circumstances on Saturday in an attempt to keep the peace, then respond to violence perpetrated by some of the participants as the event devolved," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "These events are dynamic in nature and challenging to predict and manage. The acts of a select group of violent individuals do not define Portland, but do have a negative impact on all of us. We are determined to pursue every lead with the goal of arresting those who engaged in crimes and holding them accountable. The public should be aware of the time it takes to shift resources and address violence; it is not immediate and officers have to weigh many factors in their approach. Even with this approach, some of our law enforcement and community members were subject to pepper spray, projectiles, and assault, which is unacceptable and impeded our ability to assist others."

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Dehart Photo
Dehart Photo
Demonstration Events Conclude in Downtown Portland -Three Arrested (Photo) - 06/29/19

The Portland Police Bureau planned for and responded to several planned, but unpermitted, demonstrations in Downtown Portland today. Prior to the demonstrations, the Portland Police Bureau disseminated a public information release about the anticipated events and potential impacts. The Portland Police Bureau partnered with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Federal Protective Services, TriMet, Portland Parks Bureau, and Portland Fire and Rescue for these events.

Beginning around noon, groups gathered in Pioneer Courthouse Square, Chapman Square, Lownsdale Park Square, and on the East end of the Hawthorne Bridge. A baseball bat was surrendered to police at Lownsdale Park Square by a participant.

Officers were in the area to facilitate free speech and promote public safety. The groups in Chapman Square and Lownsdale Park Square merged, then began marching toward Waterfront Park. This was an unpermitted march and was impeding vehicular traffic for a short time. The group entered Waterfront Park, then marched toward Pioneer Square where a separate group was gathered. Officers formed a skirmish line to keep the groups separate for their safety. Area transit was impacted sporadically during the event.

During today's events, there were multiple assaults reported, as well as projectiles thrown at demonstrators and officers. There were also reports of pepper spray and bear spray being used by people in the crowd. Officers deployed pepper spray during the incident.
There were reports of individuals throwing "milkshakes" with a substance mixed in that was similar to a quick drying cement. One subject was arrested for throwing a substance during the incident.

Portland Fire Medics were embedded with the Portland Police Bureau members for the event in order to facilitate providing medical assistance quickly. The medics treated eight people, including three police officers during the event. As police were approached or notified of injured parties, the medics were able to quickly respond and treat those impacted. Three community members received treatment at area hospitals after they were assaulted with weapons.
Two officers were pepper sprayed during the incident and were treated. Another officer was punched in the arm by a demonstrator and sustained non-life threatening injury. Another officer sustained a non-life threatening head injury from a projectile.

Pioneer Courthouse Square was closed for about an hour due to volatile behavior impacting public safety. The volatile behavior was determined to be a civil disturbance. A dispersal order was given repeatedly due to the public disorder demonstrated by participants. After the dispersal order, the following arrests were made:
* Gage Halupowski, 23 years-old, Charged with Assault II and Assault on a Public Safety Officer (Photo not available at time of release),
* James K. Stocks, 21 years-old, Charged with Harassment (PHOTO),
* Maria C. Dehart, 23 years-old, Charged with Disorderly Conduct II and Harassment (PHOTO).

"Demonstration events are very fluid in nature and the management of these events is complex," said Assistant Chief Chris Davis. "There are hundreds of peaceful free speech events in the City in a given year that do not result in violence. Unfortunately, today some community members and officers were injured. We are actively investigating these incidents to hold those responsible accountable."

Police are asking anyone who witnessed or have video of the violent assaults that occurred on SW Morrison between 5th and 6th Avenues, to send the information to crimetips@portlandoregon.gov

The Police Bureau is aware that several instances of criminal behavior were filmed and broadcast on various media platforms. These crimes may include, but are not limited to: Disorderly Conduct, Harassment, Assault, Criminal Mischief, and Theft. Investigators will be conducting follow-up which may lead to arrests at a later time. Victims of a crime during these protest events are encouraged to file a police report by contacting non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

Throughout the afternoon and evening, the Portland Police Bureau provided information and updates on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PortlandPolice

Officers are required to write reports after any use of force. The Bureau reviews force incidents to determine if members' actions were within Police Bureau policy. The policies that direct Bureau members' actions regarding complaint intake, crowd management, force application and review, and weapons qualifications may be found in the following Portland Police Bureau directives:

* 0330.00 Internal Affairs, Complaint Intake and Processing: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/674602

* 0336.00 Police Review Board: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/674632

* 635.10 Crowd Management/ Crowd Control: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/649358">https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/649358

* 1010.00 Use of Force: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/647779

* 1021.00 Weapons Qualifications: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/647799

Commendations or complaints about officer conduct today should be directed to the Office of Independent Police Review (IPR) at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/ipr/26646?

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon and tipsters can remain anonymous. Rewards of up to $1,000 are available for other unsolved felony crimes - $2,500 for unsolved homicides.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app.

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Attached Media Files: Dehart Photo , Stocks Photo
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PPB Planning for Demonstrations on Saturday-Possible Traffic Disruptions Downtown (Photo) - 06/28/19

The Portland Police Bureau would like to inform the public there are multiple demonstrations planned throughout Downtown Portland on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Demonstration activity is scheduled to begin at approximately 12:00 p.m. At this time, there are no known plans or permits for street marches associated to any of the events.

At this time, it appears events are being held in Pioneer Square, Chapman Square, Pioneer Square and Waterfront Park. There will be a law enforcement presence in the area of the demonstrations, as needed, to keep the peace.

The intent of law enforcement during these and all demonstration events is to provide a safe environment for all participants and non-participants to ensure the peaceful exercise of the First Amendment. Acts of violence and property damage are not protected under the First Amendment and people who participate in such may be subject to immediate arrest or citation on Saturday, or at a later time after additional investigation. Persons attending any of the events should not bring any weapons or items that can be used as weapons to any of the events.

Although there are no known plans or permits issued for street marches associated with any of the known events, the Portland Police Bureau encourages road users to be aware of the potential for traffic interruptions should a spontaneous march develop during the day. People engaged in demonstration march activity should remain on sidewalks and obey traffic laws.

The Police Bureau encourages:

* Event organizers to communicate with liaison officers so the Police Bureau is aware of the needs and intentions of the groups represented by the respective organizers;
* People who observe suspicious items or activity or are aware of incidents that place a person's life, safety or property in danger should contact police in person or by calling 9-1-1 if you can; text 9-1-1 if you can't. Texts to 9-1-1 cannot include emoticons, emoji's, pictures, or videos;
* People near others who are preparing to or in the act of committing criminal behavior are encouraged to separate themselves from the group and notify police; and
* Listen to and adhere to directions provided by the Police Bureau's public address vehicle. The announcements provide important information about officers' observations, what actions demonstrators and counter-demonstrators must take and what action the Police Bureau may take.

The Portland Police Bureau intends to share pertinent information with the community on the day of the events through its main Twitter account: @PortlandPolice

The Police Bureau attempts to work with all event organizers to establish an environment where community members may safely practice their First Amendment Rights of speech and assembly. The Police Bureau Liaison Team is available to assist event organizers in planning a safe event for participants, Portland community members, and businesses. Liaison Officers may be contacted at: PPBLiaison@portlandoregon.gov or through its Twitter account: @PPBLiaison

The Police Bureau reminds community members that demonstrations generally do not require any permit from the City of Portland; however, any event held in a street and/or sidewalk, such as runs, walks, marches, parades or bicycle races or City parks must have a permit granted by the City of Portland. Additionally, event organizers are encouraged to work with the City of Portland to ensure a safe event for participants and non-participants.

To learn more about the permitting process or to file a request for a road use permit, please visit the Portland Bureau of Transportation's Special Events page at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/?c=29979 for Parks Bureau permits, please visit: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/38280

The Portland Police Bureau produced a video earlier this spring in collaboration with some of our partners related to free speech and assembly events. This video can be found at this link: https://youtu.be/JViQB2zcoIc

PPB wants to remind the public of the following Portland City Codes and Federal regulations:

*The City of Portland has specific conduct rules and laws that apply to parks: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/citycode/?c=28627 including a specific prohibition on the possession of weapons in parks: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/citycode/article/641629

* There also are specific conduct rules and laws that apply to federal facilities and properties, such as Terry Schrunk Plaza. Rules and laws related to federal property may be located at https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2011-title41-vol3/pdf/CFR-2011-title41-vol3-part102-id987.pdf and https://www.dhs.gov/fps-visitors

The Portland Police Bureau's Directive, 0635.10 Crowd Management/Crowd Control can be found at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/649358

Anyone with information about criminal behavior being planned prior to this event, or observes criminal behavior during this event, or learns of it after this event, is asked to share it by email to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov.

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Attached Media Files: June_29_Map.jpg
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PPB Releases Podcast on Illegal Drugs in the Community (Photo) - 06/28/19

The Portland Police Bureau has released its newest podcast regarding illegal drugs in the community. Commander Art Nakamura, who oversees the Tactical Operations Division (which includes Drugs and Vice) discusses the unit's work and how drugs affect our community.

To listen to this episode visit:
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/735629

For statistics on drug arrests, trends and seizures, as well as the 2018 HIDTA threat assessment report, visit: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/30560

The Police Bureau will continue to add podcasts monthly and episodes can be downloaded from all the popular podcast directories. The Bureau has released podcasts regarding hiring and recruiting; traffic; the Behavioral Health Unit; and interviews with the Precinct Commanders.

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Attached Media Files: Podcast.jpg
Public Safety Support Specialists with Asst Chief Davis and Shearer
Public Safety Support Specialists with Asst Chief Davis and Shearer
PPB Hires Nine Public Safety Support Specialists and Five New Officers (Photo) - 06/27/19

On Thursday, June 26, 2019, the Portland Police Bureau hired nine Public Safety Support Specialists and five new Police Officers. The new hires will undergo orientation and training before being assigned to the precincts. There will be a media opportunity to meet the new Public Safety Support Specialists at a date and time to be determined.

Portland Police Bureau members continue to work diligently to hire sworn officers and seeks the public's help in recruitment. PPB has revamped its hiring process and reopens for applications on July 1, 2019. For the latest information on how to become a Portland Police Officer, including salary and benefit information or to apply, visit https://www.joinportlandpolice.com/

PPB's next Hiring Workshop/Physical Ability Test is:
Saturday, July 20 2019, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
14912 NE Airport Way Portland, OR 97230
This workshop includes Information on the PPB application process and Physical Ability Test (PAT)

Register early at:
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/685249

PPB's last workshop in June had more than 30 attendees. The workshop is free and provides an opportunity to learn information on the application process and the Physical Ability Test (PAT). Those who are interested can even take the PAT on site.

Fifty applicants recently took the pre-psychological testing and are currently in the Bureau's process.

"We are very excited to bring these high caliber individuals on board in the Public Safety Support Specialist and Police Officer roles," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "We invite anyone considering a career in public service to apply to join our team as we continue to provide the highest quality public service in Portland."

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Coy Jr Photo
Coy Jr Photo
REVISED UPDATE: Three Suspects Booked on Crimes Related to Stabbing (Photo) - 06/27/19

Please see below for revised charges:

The Portland Police Bureau's Assault Detectives continue the investigation into the stabbing incident from last night. Three suspects have been identified and charged:

* Santana Duran-Age 19-Booked on Assault I,
* Ramon Coy Jr-Age 22-Booked on Assault III, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and a Warrant for Escape from Washington State Corrections,
* Josue Coy-Age 16-Booked on Assault II and taken to the Juvenile Detention Center.

If anyone has information about this case, they are encouraged to contact Assault Detectives Sara Clark at (503) 823-0768 or sara.clark@portlandoregon.gov or Tony Harris at (503)823-0768 or tony.harris@portlandoregon.gov

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On Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at 11:51 p.m. Central Precinct officers responded to the 100 block of Southwest Broadway on the report of a person stabbed.

Officers arrived and located a male adult victim suffering numerous stab wounds. He was taken to a nearby hospital with what are believed to be life threatening injuries.

Officers developed information that three suspects were involved. Three subjects were located nearby matching the description of the involved. These subjects were arrested and a knife was recovered.

The Portland Police Bureau's Assault Detectives are responding to take the lead on the investigation.

If anyone has information about this incident or what may have led up to it, please contact the non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

As information becomes available, it will be updated.

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Attached Media Files: Coy Jr Photo , Duran Photo
UPDATE: Deceased Person Involved in Crash Identified - 06/27/19

The person who died in the single vehicle crash on Tuesday was identified as Alfonso Martinez-Ananguthy, born 04/03/84. Family members have been notified.

Traffic Officers continue to investigate this fatal incident. Traffic Officer Garrett Dow is the lead investigator and can be reached at (503) 823-5070 or garrett.dow@portlandoregon.gov

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On Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at 5:43 p.m., officers from North Precinct responded to a roll over crash near Northeast Lombard Street and Northeast 42nd Avenue involving a gold colored passenger car. Portland Fire medics arrived on scene and pronounced the driver deceased. The driver is believed to be an adult male.

The Portland Police Bureau's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct the investigation. This is the 37th callout and 28th fatal crash investigation the Major Crash Team has investigated year to date.

Eastbound Northeast Lombard Street is closed from 33rd to 45th Avenues. This closure is expected to remain in effect for several hours while investigators identify, photograph, and collect evidence and process the scene.

If anyone has information connected to this incident, please call the police (503) 823-3333.
The identity of the deceased driver will be released after the identity is confirmed and next of kin are notified.

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Jordan Firearm
Jordan Firearm
PPB Identifies Armed Subject Arrested After Standoff in Local Business (Photo) - 06/26/19

On Tuesday, June 26, 2019,at 2:22 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a call of a distressed subject in the bathroom of the Pets on Broadway at 2762 NE Broadway. Officers had an earlier call in the area of a subject who was seen with a firearm acting suspiciously. The officers had not been able to locate him on the earlier call.

Officers arrived and established this was likely the same person. They were able to get the business employees and occupants out safely. On duty SERT members were requested to the scene to assist.

Officers were able to engage the male in conversation, then make an arrest. A firearm was located, along with a magazine with live rounds. The weapon was seized. No one was injured during this incident.

The male was provided treatment at an area hospital, then was transported to the Multnomah County Detention Center. He was charged with a Parole Violation warrant and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

The male was identified as David M. Jordan, a 28 year-old.

This incident does not appear to be directly connected to the businesses involved and there is not an on-going risk to the public.

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Attached Media Files: Jordan Firearm , Jordan Photo
Collaborative Metro-wide Seminar for Faith Community Safety this Weekend - 06/26/19

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

A news conference featuring senior leaders from OneCOP and participating law enforcement agencies will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. on the 15th floor of the Justice Center (Chief's Office Conference Room). Media can arrive at 12:00 p.m. for set-up and a representative will meet interested media in the lobby to assist with entry.

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In the wake of deadly attacks in houses of worship in other cities in the United States and around the world, local and federal law enforcement agencies, in partnership with the One Congregation One Precinct (OneCOP) initiative, will present a joint special seminar for faith communities.

Representatives from the Portland Police Bureau, U.S. Attorney's Office, FBI, Oregon State Police and the Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington County Sheriff's Offices will present the seminar this Sunday, June 30, 2019, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Congregation Neveh Shalom in Portland. This is located at 2900 SW Peaceful Lane, Portland, Oregon, 97239.

The seminar will present information designed to support and update existing house of worship security protocols and preparedness measures. All senior faith leaders, congregational security, and congregational members in Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties are encouraged to attend. The seminar will include a robust question and answer period.

It is important to note that this this seminar is being offered for information and preparedness purposes only and is not responsive to any active or known threats to area congregations.

This seminar is free and designed for senior faith leaders and congregational members. Those who would like to attend should RSVP with the OneCOP office at (404) 605-7000.

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UPDATE: PPB's Major Crash Team Investigating Fatal Crash on Major City Freeway - 06/25/19

The deceased in this crash has been identified as 23-year-old Magdiel Itai Chacon-Sanchez.

This was the 35th activation of the Major Crash Team of 2019.

No other details will be released at this time.

If anyone witnessed or has information regarding this crash, they are asked to contact Traffic Investigator Phillip Maynard at 503-823-2216.

The Portland Police Traffic Division is committed to providing enforcement and raising awareness regarding traffic safety for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. Each year, traffic officers respond to preventable collisions. These collisions can deeply impact those involved, their families and loved ones. Traffic officers' number one priority is to address behaviors of all road users that might lead to a collision, including speed, impairment, distraction and disobeying signals.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work toward reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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On Friday, June 21, 2019 at 7:39 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a crash involving a semi-truck and a car on Westbound I-84 at 122nd Avenue. Officers arrived and determined the male adult driver of the car was deceased. The car had struck the semi from behind. The semi driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to the scene to investigate. They are examining the scene, collecting evidence, and interviewing witnesses to determine what led up to this crash.

All lanes of I-84 Westbound at 181st Avenue are closed and are expected to remain so for a few hours while this crash is investigated.

If anyone has information about the crash, call non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.
After the deceased driver is identified and his next of kin are notified, his identity will be released.

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UPDATE #3: PPB's Major Crash Team Responding to Fatal Crash in East Portland-Bicyclist Deceased - 06/25/19

The victim in this crash has been identified as 32-year-old Lance T. Hart.

This was the 36th activation of the Major Crash Team and 27th traffic related fatality of 2019.

No other details will be released at this time.

If anyone witnessed or has information regarding this crash, they are asked to contact Traffic Investigator Phillip Maynard at 503-823-2216.

The Portland Police Traffic Division is committed to providing enforcement and raising awareness regarding traffic safety for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. Each year, traffic officers respond to preventable collisions. These collisions can deeply impact those involved, their families and loved ones. Traffic officers' number one priority is to address behaviors of all road users that might lead to a collision, including speed, impairment, distraction and disobeying signals.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work toward reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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The Portland Police Bureau's Major Crash Team continues to investigate the fatal crash from earlier this morning. Investigators arrested 21 year-old Nicholas P. Martinez, the driver of the involved sedan (PHOTO).

Martinez was charged with Manslaughter II, Reckless Driving, and DUII (alcohol). He was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center. There is no other information for release at this time.

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On Sunday, June 23, 2019, at 3:32 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast Flavel Street and Southeast 79th Avenue on a report of a person injured in a crash involving a sedan. Portland Fire medics arrived and determined the injured adult male was deceased at the scene.

Preliminary information indicates the male was riding a bicycle and was struck by the sedan. The driver of the sedan remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

The Portland Police Bureau's Major Crash Team is responding to assume the investigation.
Southeast Flavel Street is closed from 77-80th Avenues and is expected to remain so for several hours while the investigators conduct the investigation.

If anyone has information about this incident, please call the non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

After the deceased is identified and next of kin are notified, his identity will be released.

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Coleman Firearm
Coleman Firearm
PPB's Gun Violence Reduction Unit Makes Arrest, Seizes Firearm (Photo) - 06/24/19

On Saturday, June 22, 2019, at 8:25 p.m., Officers with the Gun Violence Reduction Team performed a traffic stop in the area of Northeast Alberta Street and Northeast 9th Avenue for a traffic violation. The passenger of the vehicle exited the vehicle and went into a nearby store. He was identified as a subject with an outstanding warrant and he was arrested.

Officers discovered a firearm concealed on his person, which was seized (PHOTO). The passenger was identified as 26 year-old Jamarvein Coleman Sr.(PHOTO). He was taken to the Multnomah County Detention Center and booked on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public, Unlawful Possession of Firearms (concealed), and a warrant for Fail to Appear on a DUII out of Clackamas County.

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Attached Media Files: Coleman Firearm , Coleman Photo