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Fraud Alert
Fraud #Alert: Phone Scam in Oregon Targeting Real Estate Agents -- Do Not Send Money (Photo) - 11/16/19

The Portland Police Bureau wants community members to be aware of a phone scam that is currently active in the Oregon area that appears to be targeting real estate agents.

Officers have received two reports from people in the real estate industry -- one in Bend and one in Eugene -- who stated that caller claimed to be a member of the Portland Police Bureau (using an actual Sergeant's name), and requesting an urgent response due to a warrant for the person's arrest. The scammer then requests money to pay bail for the fictional warrant.
The caller ID for the scammer was an actual Portland Police Bureau phone number but the callback number was different and is no longer in service.

Sometimes scams such as these will include spoofing a legitimate police agency phone number and using a real name of a law enforcement officer in an attempt to gain the trust of the victim.

The Portland Police Bureau reminds you to be aware that:

* The Portland Police Bureau does not call individuals and demand or request money from community members under any circumstances.

* The Portland Police Bureau or any other legitimate law enforcement agency does not call community members seeking payment for outstanding traffic citations or warrants. This includes claims of unpaid federal or state taxes.

* Individuals claiming to collect debts may try to instill fear in potential victims to persuade them to forward money.

MoneyPak/Green Dot and Vanilla Reload have online tools to allow purchasers to request a refund if the scammer has not yet cashed the card.

For more information, please visit https://www.moneypak.com/refundrequest.aspx for MoneyPak/Green Dot and https://www.vanillareload.com/index.php/refund for Vanilla Reload.

If you are a resident of Portland and fall victim to these scammers with financial loss, you are encouraged to file a report by calling the Portland Police Bureau's Non-Emergency line at (503) 823-3333.

Tips to help avoid becoming a victim to this scam include:

* Never give personal or financial information to an unsolicited caller or email.

* Be suspicious of callers who demand immediate payment for any reason.

* Stay private. Regularly update privacy settings for social media sites. Scammers often make their stories more believable by trolling for personal information on Facebook, Twitter and similar sites.

* Utility companies and government agencies will never contact you for payment by GreenDot, MoneyPak or Vanilla Reload.

* Remember that anyone who has the number on a prepaid card has access to the funds on your card.

* Never wire money, provide debit or credit card numbers to a stranger.

The Oregon Judicial Department (OJD) advises that courts may use an independent collection service to collect unpaid monetary judgments and fines. If someone believes they are being scammed regarding an alleged unpaid traffic citation or other court-imposed financial obligation they can:

* Ask the collector (caller) for information specific to the alleged warrant or unpaid traffic citation. The caller should have the court case number, date of ticket and vehicle license number.

* Verify the debt or confirm other details by calling the OJD collections hotline at 1-888-564-2828.

* Use OJD Courts ePay to directly pay money owed to state courts for most traffic citations, civil fees or criminal fines (For more information go to http://www.courts.oregon.gov/OJD/OnlineServices/ePay/Pages/index.aspx.

If you receive a similar call, disconnect without providing any information or taking any instructions from the caller. Contact your local law enforcement agency.

The Oregon Department of Justice has a tremendous amount of information and resources available to protect consumers. Information can be found by visiting http://www.doj.state.or.us/Pages/index.aspx

For more information, visit the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Scam Alert website www.consumer.ftc.gov/scam-alerts

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Attached Media Files: Fraud Alert
Ian Cupples
Ian Cupples
UPDATE: Driver Who Struck Pedestrian Arrested (Photo) - 11/16/19

The Major Crash Team has completed its on-scene investigation of this morning's pedestrian-involved crash at West Burnside Street and Northwest 16th Avenue. The most severely injured pedestrian was listed in critical condition this morning. He is an adult male but is not being identified.

Officers arrested the involved driver. Ian T. Cupples, 39, of Portland (photo), was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), Assault in the Third Degree, and Reckless Driving.

If anyone witnessed this crash and has not spoken to police, please contact lead investigator Garrett Dow at 503-823-5070 Garrett.Dow@portlandoregon.gov .

This is the 58th Major Crash Team activation of 2019.

Approximately 1/3 of all traffic crash fatalities in the United States involve drunk drivers (with blood alcohol concentrations [BACs] of .08 of higher). In 2017, there were 10,874 people killed in drunk-driving crashes. To put it in perspective, that's equal to about 20 jumbo jets crashing, with no survivors.

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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A pedestrian is in the hospital with serious injuries after a being struck by a vehicle on West Burnside Street. The Major Crash Team is enroute. The investigation has West Burnside Street closed in both directions between Northwest 14th Avenue and Northwest 17th Avenue.

At 1:17a.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at West Burnside Street and Northwest 16th Avenue. Officers arrived and learned that two pedestrians were hit by the car. One, an adult male, was unconscious and appeared to be seriously injured. He was transported by ambulance to a hospital. The other pedestrian, an adult female, was suffering minor injuries.

The driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene and has been detained by officers.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be sent out when available.

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Attached Media Files: Ian Cupples
Shot Fired Downtown, Possible Victim in Hospital - 11/16/19

A gunshot wound victim has checked himself into a hospital possibly related to a shot fired downtown.

At 2:28a.m., Central Precinct Entertainment Detail officers heard what they thought might be a gunshot fired downtown. They investigated and located a shooting scene at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Ash Street. A short time later, officers learned that a gunshot wound victim, an adult male, had walked into a hospital. Officers believe they are connected. The victim's condition is not available at this time. There is no suspect information available for release.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) is responding to assist in the investigation. Southwest 3rd Avenue is closed between West Burnside Street and Southwest Pine Street.

If anyone witnessed the shooting or has information about what took place, they're asked to call police non-emergency at 503 823 3333 and reference case number 19-394533.

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

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Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 11/15/19

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:

1st Universal Review- 11/15/19 -- 11/30/19
* Directive 870.80, Eyewitness Identification

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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Attached Media Files: Manual.jpg
UPDATE: Mr. Kepple Has Been Located - 11/13/19

Mr. Kepple has been located and is safe.

Missing Persons Detectives would like to thank the community members who helped in the search.

Information about the Missing Persons Unit can be found at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/549803

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the community's help in finding 67-year-old James Kepple. (A tweet was sent on PPB's twitter account earlier regarding Mr. Kepple)

Mr. Kepple was last seen in the early morning hours of Wednesday, November 13, 2019 in the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood wearing a puffy green jacket, gray sweats, glasses and riding his motorized wheelchair. Kepple is 6'2" and 230 pounds.

Mr. Kepple is disabled and suffers from multiple health issues. Anyone who contacts Mr. Kepple is asked to call 9-1-1.

Detective Heidi Helwig is the lead investigator for this case. She can be reached at 503-823-0797 and at heidi.helwig@portlandoregon.gov

Information about the Missing Persons Unit can be found at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/549803

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UPDATE: More Details and Suspect Identified (Photo) - 11/13/19

The investigation continues into last night's crash.

North Precinct officers were dispatched to single vehicle crash. Officers arrived to find that a car had crashed through the fence of a house in the 8300 block of North Dickens Street. The car struck the house and then continued through the back fence. It then struck a house in the 8500 block of North Charleston Avenue. There was extensive damage sustained to both houses as a result of this crash.

Some of the boards from the fence punctured the windshield of the suspect car and struck the passenger. The passenger was transported by ambulance to a local area hospital with life threatening injuries. His medical status is unknown at his point.

The driver of the vehicle, 29-year-old Ronnie Lee Smith, was transported and lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on assault, driving under the influence of intoxicants and reckless driving charges.

The primary investigator is Officer David Enz. He can be reached at 503-823-2208 or at David.Enz@portlandoregon.gov.

This is the 57th Major Crash Team activation for this year.

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 Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the area of the 8500 block of North Charleston Avenue to assist in a traffic crash investigation involving an individual suffering life threatening injuries. It appears that a vehicle crashed into a residence. Traffic is affected in the area.

No additional information is available at this time. The PIO is not responding to the scene.

An updated news release or social media post will be pushed out as investigators learn more. There is not an estimated time on when that update will be provided.

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Attached Media Files: Smith.png
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Investigation Scene
UPDATE: Hazelwood Shooting, Bullets Go Into Child's Bedroom (Photo) - 11/11/19

The investigation into Friday night's shooting in the Hazelwood neighborhood is ongoing by detectives on the Gun Violence Reduction Team. The investigation indicates that a vehicle (photo) was targeted by the suspect or suspects, but several of the bullets fired went into two occupied apartments behind it. In one, the bullets impacted a child's bed (no photo available). No children were in the room at the time and thankfully, no one was injured. In the attached photo of the overall scene, none of the vehicles shown are believed to be involved.

Detectives are requesting help identifying the suspects in this shooting. If anyone has information on this shooting, contact Detective Jennifer Hertzler at 503-823-1040 Jennifer.Hertzler@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Ryan Foote 503-823-0781 Ryan.Foote@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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On Friday, November 8, 2019 at 8:16 p.m., East Precinct Officers responded to an apartment building in the 12600 Block of Southeast Stark Street on reports of gunshots heard. When officers arrived they located evidence of gunfire, including bullet strikes to a vehicle and apartments. There are no known victims and the suspect or suspects fled the scene before officers arrived.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team responded to assist with the investigation. If anyone has information about this shooting and has not spoken to investigators, please call 503 823 3333 and reference case number 19-385674.

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Attached Media Files: Investigation Scene , Vehicle
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Local Children to Shop with Portland Winterhawks and Officers (Photo) - 11/11/19

***This FlashAlert is being sent on behalf of the Portland Police Sunshine Division (see contacts below)***

Sunshine Division Contact: Kyle Camberg
503.577.6852
kyle@sunshinedivision.org

Portland Winterhawks Contact: Piper Criscola - (503) 752-2444 piperc@winterhawks.com

Winterhawks Booster Club Contact: Stuart Kemp -- (360) 852-5081 pwhbc@comcast.net


On November 12, 2019, 23 children will have a Winterhawks player in one hand, and a gift card in the other for a major holiday shopping experience like none other.

The Portland Winterhawks, Sunshine Division, and Portland Police Officers are teaming up to take 23 students from Chief Joseph Elementary for a unique shopping experience with the Portland Winterhawks, thanks to funding provided by the Winterhawks Booster Club.

The participating children were identified in partnership with Portland Police Bureau School Resource Officers who regularly participate in Sunshine Division's Izzy's Kid's program, referred to as a "Shop with a Cop." The students will have a very special opportunity to "Shop with a Hawk," as Winterhawks players shop one-on-one for toys and/or clothing with the students at the Interstate Fred Meyer store as well as interact with Portland Police Bureau Officers Steve Morinville, Heidi Kreis, and Matt Tobey, who are also participating in the event.

Each child will have approximately $134 to spend, thanks to the generosity of the team's Booster Club, who is funding the event.

Media are invited to attend; below are the details:

Event: Shop with a Hawk

Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Location: Fred Meyer 7404 N Interstate Ave., Portland, OR 97217 (meet at check-in table on the second floor)

Arrival Time: Kids will begin to shop at 4:30 pm and then head to the snack table after.

Sunshine Division Contact: Lilieth Armenta | lili@sunshinedivision.org | 503.823.2347

Who Qualifies? Any child at the school elected most in need that are ages 7-10 years old.

Children Selected: 23 children from Chief Joseph elementary school, and 22 players from Portland Winterhawks Hockey Club.

Gift Card Amount: $134


About Sunshine Division:
Since 1923, Sunshine Division has been providing emergency food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need. An independent charity, in unique partnership with the Portland Police Bureau, Sunshine Division operates year-round, and serves Portland's most vulnerable populations: families with children, seniors, the disabled, and veterans as they face economic challenges to meet basic needs. In addition to the over 15,000 households served directly through their doors each year, Sunshine Division donates food to over 50+ food-relief charities in five surrounding counties. Sunshine Division distributes new and gently used clothing through their Threadz clothing room and new clothing through the Izzy's Kids "Shop With a Cop" program, which pairs police officers with low-income students for a school clothes shopping trip.

For more information, please visit: https://sunshinedivision.org/

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Attached Media Files: SD_Logo_07_28_13.jpg
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Reginald Walton
UPDATE: Suspect Identified in Lents Neighborhood Stabbing (Photo) - 11/11/19

After completing on scene investigation and conducting interviews in the Lents stabbing case, Portland Police Assault Detectives have booked the suspect into the Multnomah County Detention Center. Reginald B. Walton, 37 (photo), is facing a charge of Assault in the First Degree.

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A victim is being treated for serious injuries after a stabbing in the Lents neighborhood.

On Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 10:43p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of a person stabbed in the 9200 block of Southeast Bush Street. Officers responded and located a victim with serious injuries. The victim was transported to the hospital.

Officers learned that the stabbing happened on the nearby multi-use path. They located and arrested a suspect. Assault detectives are now investigating. The suspect is not being identified at this time.

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Attached Media Files: Reginald Walton
UPDATE: Woman Killed in Pearl District Fatal Hit and Run was in Vehicle - 11/11/19

PPB Traffic Division's Major Crash Team has finished its on-scene investigation and streets around Northwest 9th Avenue and Northwest Glisan Street have reopened.

Traffic Investigators now believe suspect vehicle that left the scene was a white pickup truck, and the woman found in the roadway was in the truck before the crash. Preliminary information is that she was in the passenger seat and, for an unknown reason, fell out of passenger side door and was run over by the truck. The truck was last seen northbound on Northwest 9th Avenue.

Investigators are working to identify the victim. She is a white female likely in her 40's.

If anyone witnessed the incident, or has any information about the white truck and its driver, and has not already spoken to police, they're asked to reach out to the investigating officer. Additionally, if anyone has access to surveillance video that might have captured the white truck, please share it with police. The primary investigator is Officer David Enz 503-823-2208 David.Enz@portlandoregon.gov .

This is the 56th Major Crash Team activation and the 48th traffic fatality in the City of Portland this year.

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 Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to a fatal hit and run crash in the Pearl District Neighborhood.

On Monday, November 11, 2019 at 2:22 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a call of a woman down in the street at Northwest 9th Avenue and Northwest Glisan Street. When they arrived, they discovered that she was deceased and that a vehicle was involved. The vehicle left the scene. There is no suspect description being released at this time.

Officers have closed the area for the investigation. Northwest Glisan Street is closed between Northwest Park Avenue and Northwest 11th Avenue. Northwest 9th Avenue is closed between Northwest Flanders Street and Northwest Hoyt Street.

If any witnesses to this crash have not yet spoken to officers, they're asked to call non-emergency dispatch at 503 823 3333.

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Detectives are Investigating Several Shootings Overnight - 11/10/19

Detectives with the Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) are investigating several shootings overnight and are seeking help from the public to locate the shooters responsible.

On Saturday, November 9, 2019 at about 9:15 p.m., a man was in his parked car near Southeast 72nd Avenue and Southeast Duke Street in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood when he heard shots fired. He later discovered that his vehicle had been struck more than once. He was not hurt. Case Number #19-386904

At about 9:45 p.m., a victim was shot at while driving through North Columbia Way and North Macrum Avenue in the St. Johns Neighborhood. He suffered a minor injury. This incident was sent out in a separate release. Case #19-386935

At about 11:15 p.m., a pedestrian located evidence of gunfire at 6400 block of Northeast Columbia Boulevard in the Cully neighborhood. Officers responded and investigated. It's not clear when the shots were fired, possibly on another day. Case #19-386329

At about 11:30 p.m., A North Precinct officer saw a suspect vehicle leaving a shooting at Northeast 130th Place and Northeast Prescott Drive in the Argay Terrace neighborhood. When the officer tried to stop the vehicle, the suspect jumped out and ran. A search for the suspect was unsuccessful. Officers found evidence of gunfire at the scene and bullet strikes to a nearby townhouse. No known injuries. Case #19-387054

At about 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at North Interstate Avenue and North Denver Avenue in the Kenton Neighborhood, a suspect fired a round in the air after getting into a verbal argument with another couple. No one was hurt. Case #19-387125

There's no indication that these events are connected, but they are nonetheless concerning. No arrests have been made. GVRT detectives are following up on all of them and are asking for the public's help. If anyone witnessed any of these events, or has other knowledge about what happened, they're asked to call or e-mail. If anyone has video surveillance in these areas that might have captured what happened or any suspect information, they're asked to check their recordings. If they find anything that could help, please save it and share it with investigators.

Anyone with information about these, or any, 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.

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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Correction: Man Shot While Driving in St. Johns Neighborhood, Non-Life Threatening Injuries - 11/10/19

*This release corrects the date of the incident.*

A man suffered minor wounds after being shot while driving his car in the St. Johns Neighborhood.

On Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 9:44 p.m., North Precinct Officers responded to a call from a victim who told officers someone had shot at him at North Columbia Way and North Macrum Avenue. When officers arrived they located evidence of gunfire in the intersection.

The victim told officers he had minor injuries from the shooting, so he was treated at the hospital and released. He reported that someone was in the street trying to flag him down as he drove past. He did not stop, and that's when he was shot.

Officers located bullet strikes to his car, as well as a nearby church and a residence. No one else was hurt.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team responded to assume the investigation.

No arrests have been made. If anyone has information about this shooting, call police non-emergency at 503 823 3333 and reference case number 19-386935.

The Tactical Operations Division 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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UPDATE: Investigators Looking for Witnesses to Lloyd District Shooting (Photo) - 11/09/19

Gun Violence Reduction Team detectives are continuing to look for the suspect or suspects in the Lloyd District shooting Friday night. Investigators believe that that more than one firearm was used during the shooting. An occupied building, a vehicle, and a parking meter were all struck by bullets. There is no suspect information being released at this time.

The victim that arrived at the hospital by private vehicle has injuries that are not life threatening. There is an indication that there were others injured in the shooting that have not reported to police.

Investigators are asking for any witnesses to this shooting, or anyone that has video of the events before, during, and after the shooting, to come forward. Information learned on social media can also be valuable in finding and arresting those responsible. Tips should be sent to Detective Brent Christensen at 503-823-2087 Brent.Christensen@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Bryan DeClercque 503-823-2056 Bryan.Declercque@portlandoregon.gov .

Or anonymous tips can be sent through Crime Stoppers. Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips. Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823 Or Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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On Friday, November 8, 2019 at 9:44 p.m., North Precinct Officers responded to a report of shots heard in the Lloyd District Neighborhood. When officers arrived they located evidence of gunfire near Northeast Broadway and Northeast 8th Avenue. They learned that the suspect or suspects had left. A short time later a victim, believed to be a victim of the shooting, arrived at a local hospital. The victim's condition is not being released at this time.

During the investigation, Northeast Broadway and 8th Avenue is closed to all traffic.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team responded to assist in the investigation. Investigators are gathering evidence and speaking to witnesses. If you have any information about this shooting, please call police non-emergency at 503 823 3333. The case number is 19-385761.

The Tactical Operations Division 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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Attached Media Files: Crime Scene
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Wanted Suspect Arrested After Attempting to Elude in Pearl District (Photo) - 11/08/19

On Friday, November 8, 2019, at about 11 a.m., a Central Precinct sergeant located a wanted suspect near Northwest 14th Avenue and Northwest Glisan Street. The suspect, Matthew S. Harris, 36 (photo), had a history of eluding police, and was seen getting into a rented van.

The sergeant requested additional units and then tried to stop Harris. He attempted to elude the sergeant. Another assisting officer deployed spike strips and deflated the tires of the van. Harris still failed to stop until officers were able to box-in the vehicle at Northwest 14th Avenue and Northwest Flanders Street (photos). A box-in is a maneuver where police vehicles are positioned around a suspect vehicle to prevent a suspect from driving away.

Officers arrested Harris. He has been booked at the Multnomah County Detention Center on multiple warrants. Other charges are pending.

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Attached Media Files: Box In , Matthew Harris , Box In
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PPB's GVRT Officer Arrest Shooting Suspect from September Incident (Photo) - 11/08/19

On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at 8:00 p.m., Officers with the Portland Police Bureau's Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) located a shooting suspect driving a vehicle in Gresham in the area of Powell Boulevard and Eastman Parkway.

The suspect, 30 year-old Elias Arellano, was identified as the suspect from a shooting on September 23, 2019, in the 2800 block of Southeast 145th Avenue. This incident was a domestic violence related incident and involved a menacing with a firearm and a shooting. Investigators have been searching for Arellano, but he had evaded capture for over a month.

PPB GVRT Officers worked with the Portland K9 Unit, Metro Gang Officers, and Gresham Officers to attempt a high risk traffic stop. Officers attempted the traffic stop, but Arellano fled in the vehicle into the area near Eastman Parkway and Yamhill Street.

Arellano then attempted to flee from the vehicle, but was quickly and safely apprehended near 217th Avenue and Stark Street.

Arellano was transported to the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Attempt Elude (Felony), Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm Within the City, Domestic Violence Menacing with a Firearm, and a Warrant.

Domestic violence is among the most frequent and serious forms of violent crime investigated by police. If you or a loved one are experiencing domestic violence or are concerned that domestic violence may be an issue, help is available.

Call to Safety provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources. Call to Safety's 24-hour crisis line can be reached at 503-235-5333, or 1-888-235-5333.

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

The Portland Police Bureau's Domestic Violence Reduction Unit is a unique collaboration between the Portland Police Bureau, the Multnomah County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, Volunteers of America, Raphael House, El Programa Hispano and victim advocates. Specially trained Police Officers and victim advocates work as a team to review and follow-up on reported incidents of domestic violence.

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

The City of Portland, Multnomah County and numerous other partners have also joined together to create The Gateway Center. The Gateway Center attempts to limit the impact of intimate partner violence through by providing multi-cultural and survivor-centered advocacy and services. Given the complexity of domestic violence, this center provides a single-point of access to services and resources for survivors of intimate partner violence.
Information on The Gateway Center can be found at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/gatewaycenter/52837

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Attached Media Files: Arellano Photo
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10 Year-Old Injured by Blade in Halloween Candy from Vancouver, WA (Photo) - 11/08/19

On Thursday, November 7, 2019, at 11:04 p.m., North Precinct Officers responded to Randall Children's Hospital at 2801 North Gantenbein Avenue on the report of an injured child.

The child was reported to have bitten into a mini Hershey's candy bar and injured her tongue on a small blade in the candy (PHOTO). The injury is considered non-life threatening and is described as redness to the tongue and not a cut or slice. The child was treated and released.

The candy originated from Halloween trick-or-treating, according to the parents. The family trick-or- treated in the immediate area of the 1900 block of Northeast 97th Street in Vancouver, Washington.

This is a highly unusual case and there is concern about other tainted candy existing or being ingested. Parents are cautioned to carefully inspect all candy and notify the police if any other tainted candy is located. If anyone collected candy in the same immediate area, they should take extreme caution prior to ingesting any items or consider discarding the candy.

At this time, it is unclear exactly where the candy originated and there is no identified suspect information. If anyone has information about this incident, contact non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333 and reference case 19-384577.

The family desires privacy and does not have interest in media contact.

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Attached Media Files: Candy with Blade 2 , Candy with Blade
Angel Photo
Angel Photo
Robbery Suspects Arrested-Firearm and Marijuana Recovered (Photo) - 11/07/19

On November 6, 2019, at 9:57 p.m., East Precinct Officers responded to an alarm call at 5515 Southeast 122nd Avenue, where The Oregon Bud Company is located. As officers arrived, there was an update that a robbery at gunpoint had occurred at the location. Officers learned currency and marijuana had been taken in the robbery.

Officers flooded the area and located two subjects near Southeast 115th Avenue and Southeast Reedway Street who were believed to be connected to the robbery. Officers recovered a bag of money, a handgun, marijuana, and a replica firearm. The two subjects were arrested and Robbery Detectives took over the investigation.

19 year-old Christopher Angel and 21 year-old Stephen Lewis were charged with Robbery I, Robbery II, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon (PHOTOS).

If anyone has further information about this case, contact Detective Todd Prosser at (503) 823-9320 or todd.prosser@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Angel Photo , Lewis Photo
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Cross State Collaboration Nets Significant Drug, Cash, and Weapons Seizure and Arrest (Photo) - 11/07/19

On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at 9:24 a.m., Officers with the Portland Police Bureau's Drugs and Vice Division), as well as the Special Enforcement Reaction Team (SERT), assisted the Clark-Vancouver Drug Task Force with the arrest of a known drug dealer.

Clark-Vancouver Drug Task Force Investigators learned the suspect resided in Vancouver, but worked in Portland. Officers with the Portland Police Bureau's DVD and SERT teams apprehended the subject in Portland and conducted a search of his vehicle. During the search, Officers recovered 2 semi-automatic handguns, 1,340 grams of methamphetamine, 43.5 grams of heroin, and 18.6 grams of suspected Fentanyl. Well over 7,000 single dosage units were seized in total for an estimated street value of drugs of $112,300 (PHOTO).

The Clark-Vancouver Drug Task Force recovered a shotgun, body armor and ammunition at the suspect's residence in the 11500 block of Northeast 126th Avenue in Vancouver (Photos).

37 year-old Michael Lail was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm (2 counts), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), and a warrant (PHOTO).

For further information about the Vancouver case, direct inquiries to the Clark County Sheriff's Office PIO.

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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Attached Media Files: Guns , Drugs , Meth , Shotgun , Vest , Lail Photo
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Carter Weapons Drugs Photo
PPB's GVRT Officers Arrest Felon in Possession of Firearm and Drugs (Photo) - 11/06/19

On November 5, 2019, at 11:05 p.m., Officers with the Portland Police Bureau's Gun Violence Reduction Team conducted a traffic stop in the area of Southeast 167th Avenue and East Burnside Street for a speeding violation.

Officers located a revolver, over 62 grams of cocaine, and over 19 grams of methamphetamine in the vehicle (PHOTO).

The driver was identified as Darin Carter, a 21 year-old male (PHOTO). He was booked at the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Cocaine), Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Cocaine), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), and Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine).

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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UPDATE: PPB GVRT Detectives Arrest Suspect from October Shooting (Photo) - 11/06/19

On Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau's Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) and the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) executed a search warrant in the 400 block of Northeast Killingsworth Street.

This search warrant was connected to a shooting on October 25th near Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Northeast Monroe Street. In the shooting, one victim sustained critical injuries.

Jaron Moody, a 27 year-old male, was arrested during the search warrant in connection with the shooting. He was booked in the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges including: Attempt Murder II (a new ORS), Assault I, Unlawful Use of a Weapon (2 counts) and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Detective Todd Teats is the primary investigator on this case and if anyone has information, he can be reached at 503-823-2137 or todd.teats@portlandoregon.gov

The Tactical Operations Division continues to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide and we need the public's help with information to solve these cases.

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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On Friday, October 25, 2019 at 9:43 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Northeast Monroe Street on a report of a shooting. Officers arrived in the area and found evidence of gunfire. A short time later, a victim suffering from gunshot wounds arrived at an area hospital. The victim's condition is unknown at this time.

The Portland Police Bureau's Gun Violence Reduction Team is responding to assist with the investigation. Northeast Monroe Street is closed in both directions from Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Northeast 7th Avenue.

If anyone has information about the shooting and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to call the police non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.


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Attached Media Files: Moody Photo
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PPB's East NRT Officers Arrest Subject with Multiple Firearms (Photo) - 11/06/19

On November 5, 2019, Officers with the East Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) and Street Crime Team (SCT) executed a search warrant in the 2900 block of Southeast 125th Avenue. Officers had developed information on a subject who was a felon and was reported to be in possession of heroin and multiple firearms.

Officers safely executed the search warrant and took custody of 27 year-old Dillon Bleichner (PHOTO). Officers seized $1,559, over 120 grams of heroin, 3 semi-automatic handguns, an AR-15 assault rifle, a .308 assault rifle, a 30-30 lever action rifle, a black powder revolver, a sawed off 12 gauge shotgun, ballistic vests, and ammunition (PHOTO).

Bleichner was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Possession of Heroin, Delivery of Heroin, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. This is an on-going investigation and more charges will be considered as appropriate.

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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Attached Media Files: Bleichner Firearms , Bleichner Photo
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Weapons Hansen
PPB's Central NRT Officers Arrest Wanted Subject, Seize Firearm (Photo) - 11/05/19

On Monday, November 4, 2019, at 11:41 a.m., Officers with Central Precinct's Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) were in the area of Southeast Martin Luther King Boulevard and Southeast Belmont Street providing enhanced patrol. The NRT Officers recognized a male subject who had an active warrant.

The Officers contacted the male, who was identified as 23 year-old Kainan Hansen, and arrested him (PHOTO). During a search, a firearm, an extendable baton, and a can of bear spray were located on his person (PHOTO). During the search, Hansen told officers he wanted to fight them and the weapons were him to kill people like them.

Hansen was transported to the Multnomah County Detention Center and charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon (Not a Firearm), Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public, Unlawful Possession of Firearms (Misdemeanor), Felon in Possession of a Firearm and a Parole Violation Warrant.

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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Attached Media Files: Weapons Hansen , Hansen Photo
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Lee Photo
PPB Officers Arrest Stabbing Suspect (Photo) - 11/05/19

On Sunday, November 3, 2019, at 2:02 a.m., Central Precinct Officers investigated a stabbing incident in the 900 block of Northwest Kearney Street where the victim was stabbed in the chest with a knife and sustained non-life threatening injury. The suspect was not located at the time.

On Monday, November 4, 2019, at 2:13 p.m., Central Precinct Officers responded to a call reporting the stabbing suspect returned to the apartment and physically assaulted the same victim.

Officers responded and after following up on leads, were able to locate and arrest the suspect near the 800 block of Northwest Naito Parkway.

The suspect was identified as 50 year-old Daury Lee (PHOTO). Lee was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on a charge of Assault II.

If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Shaye Samora at (503)793-3158 or at shaye.samora@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Lee Photo
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Thomas Osborn
UPDATE: Irvington Neighborhood Homicide Victim Identified (Photo) - 11/03/19

The victim in Saturday morning's homicide is being identified as 47-year-old Thomas Osborn of Portland. The Multnomah County Medical Examiner has completed an autopsy and determined the manner and cause of death to be homicide by gunshot. To protect the integrity of the investigation, no further details are being released at this time.

Osborn's family has been notified and they provided the attached photograph for public release. They have requested privacy and are not granting media interviews at this time.

Homicide detectives continue their work investigating this case, including examining evidence, speaking with witnesses, and pursuing leads. If anyone has information about this homicide and not been contacted by investigators, please reach out to Detective William Winters at 503-823-0466 or William.Winters@portlandoregon.gov .

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The victim of the shooting in the Irvington Neighborhood from this morning has died. Detectives from the Homicide Detail are primary investigators. The circumstances of the shooting are not being released at this time to protect the integrity of the investigation.

The identity of the victim will be released after the Medical Examiner has confirmed it and notified next of kin.

Detectives still want to hear from any witnesses or persons with knowledge about this incident. If you have any information please contact the lead investigator Detective William Winters at 503-823-0466 or William.Winters@portlandoregon.gov .

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On Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 2:16 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast Broadway and Northeast 21st Avenue in the Irvington Neighborhood on reports that shots were fired in the area. When officers arrived they found an adult male victim with serious injuries.

The suspect or suspects left the area before police arrived.

Officers have secured the crime scene and detectives are responding to assist in the investigation. Northeast Broadway is closed to all traffic between Northeast 17th Avenue and Northeast 21st Avenue.

If anyone has information about the shooting and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. An update will be provided if appropriate to the investigation.

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Attached Media Files: Thomas Osborn
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Update: Police Seek Help Identifying Driver Involved in I-5 Crash (Photo) - 11/02/19

This update includes the photo, which was omitted before due to a technical error.

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The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help identifying a driver who provided a false name after a crash that closed I-5 for hours.

On October 31, 2019 at 5:14p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a crash on southbound Interstate 5 at North Skidmore Street. When officers arrived, they found two trucks damaged. A Freightliner dump truck was leaking diesel fuel onto the road, causing officers to work with the Oregon Department of Transportation to close the freeway. Portland Fire and Rescue was on scene to address the fire hazard and medical issues. The driver of the Freightliner was transported to a local hospital by ambulance. However, before officers could meet him at the hospital, the driver fled. Officers discovered that he had provided a false name.

The driver of the semi tractor, which was hauling an empty propane tank trailer, remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.

If you know the identity of the suspect (photo), contact Officer Jordan Winkel at 503-823-5700.

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Vehicle Strikes Person Sleeping in Tent - 11/02/19

A driver was cited after veering off a freeway onramp and striking a victim sleeping in a tent.

On Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 4:37 a.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a crash involving a vehicle and a person. When they arrived they located a female victim with injuries to her legs. She was transported to a hospital by ambulance and it was determined she had at least one fractured leg. Her injuries were not life threatening.

The driver remained on the scene and cooperated with the investigation. Officers determined that she was merging onto I-205 northbound from Southeast Division Street. She failed to negotiate a curve in the road, struck a sign, and then drove into a tent that was in a grassy area off the road. The victim was among three people in the tent. The other two were not injured.

The driver, Shayla Valdez, 20, of Portland, was cited for Careless Driving. She showed no signs of impairment.

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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PPB Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 11/01/19

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:

2nd Universal Review- 11/1/19 -- 12/1/19
* Directive 835.20, Managing Public Spaces (formerly Established Campsites on Public Spaces)

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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PPB November NewsBeat Released (Photo) - 11/01/19

The Portland Police Bureau's new monthly newsletter, NewsBeat, is now available. This is the second edition of the newsletter, which is available both in print and audio version: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/newsbeat

Hard copies are available at Portland Police Precincts and the Sunshine Division. The Bureau also shares it with its social service partners. Community members can sign up to be included at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/email

Suggestions or feedback for the newsletter, can be emailed to ppbpio@portlandoregon.gov or by calling 971-339-8868.

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Attached Media Files: Newsbeat.jpg
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PPB Investigates Student with Replica Handgun at Madison High School (Photo) - 10/31/19

On Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 11:49 a.m., Officers responded to Madison High School (Marshall Campus) located at 3905 Southeast 91st Avenue on a report of a student that was seen with a gun concealed in his waistband.

Officers arrived in the area during lunch and began to search for the student. School Resource Officers located the student inside the school and the student was safely taken into custody. Officers recovered a realistic replica handgun that was concealed underneath the students clothing.

The student was questioned by officers and released to his parents. The identity of the student will not be released due to his age.

At this time, we do not believe there is an ongoing danger to the school community. Anyone with information about weapons in schools should immediately call 9-11.


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Attached Media Files: gun
UPDATE: Seeking Community's Help In Finding Ricco Contreras - 10/31/19

Ricco was found and is safe.

The bureau would like to thank the media and community members for assisting with this incident.

Information about the Missing Persons Unit can be found at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/549803

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the community's help in finding 18-year-old Ricco Contreras. Contreras was last seen on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. around Portland Adventist Hospital wearing ripped blue jeans and a white jacket. Contreras is 5'7" and 140 pounds. Contreras has no cell phone, no money and has been suffering from a mental health crisis. He is not from the area and is believed to be lost.

Detective Lori Fonken is the lead on this case. She can be reached at 503-823-1081 and at missing@portlandoregon.gov

Information about the Missing Persons Unit can be found at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/549803

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Announcing The Arrest Of Terry Bean (Photo) - 10/30/19

On Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at 4:00 p.m., members of the Portland Police Bureau's Detective Coordination Team arrested 71-year-old Terry Bean. Mr. Bean's arrest pertained to a Lane County Circuit Court warrant.

Mr. Bean was transported and lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center a short time later.

Media inquiries should be directed to the Lane County District Attorney's Office.

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Stabbing Investigation Underway In North Portland, One Individual Injured - 10/29/19

On Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 4:47 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 8500 block of North Albina Avenue on reports that someone was stabbed in the area. When officers arrived they found an adult male victim with a stab wound. The victim was transported to a hospital by ambulance. The victim's medical status is unknown at this time..

A crime scene has been established however the suspect is not in custody. Given the circumstances of the incident, there does not appear to be a threat to the community.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

If anyone has information about the stabbing and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation. There is not an estimated time on when that update will be provided.

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UPDATE: Victim Identified - 10/27/19

The investigation is continuing into yesterday's shooting.

The victim of this incident, 18-year-old Jackson Panyanouvong, died of his injuries. The Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office conducted an autopsy and determined the cause of death to be from a gunshot wound and the manner of death is homicide.

If anyone has information about this shooting and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

The lead investigator in this case, Detective Anthony Merrill, can be reached at (503) 823-4033 or at anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov

An update will be provided when appropriate for the investigation.

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On Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 12:24 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast Wygant Street and Northeast 109th Avenue on reports that shots were fired in the area. When officers arrived they found a male victim with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a hospital by ambulance. The victim's medical status is unknown at this time.

Officers have secured a crime scene but we are not releasing suspect information.

Given the circumstances of the incident, there is not an ongoing threat to the community.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

If anyone has information about the shooting and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation. There is not an estimated time on when that update will be provided.

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Registered Sex Offender Arrested after Exposing Himself near Elementary School (Photo) - 10/26/19

On August 30, 2019, North Precinct Officers responded to the area of Northeast 24th Avenue and Northeast Alberta Street on a report of a subject exposing himself and performing lewd acts in public. Officers arrived at the scene and were unable to locate the subject.

Through their investigation, officers learned that the subject had also been interacting with Vernon Elementary School students through the fence.

This case was assigned to School Resource Officers from the Portland Police Bureau's Youth Services Division for follow up. With help from the community, School Resource Officers were able to identify the suspect as 30-year-old Philip Martin Shupp. Officers learned though the investigation that Shupp was a registered sex offender.

On Friday, October 25, 2019, Shupp, who was already in custody for other charges, was charged with felony Public Indecency.

This case remains under investigation. Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the police non-emergency line at (503)823-3333 and reference case number 19-298758.


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Attached Media Files: shupp.jpg
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PPB seeking Public's Help to Locate Stolen Cockatoo (Photo) - 10/25/19

On Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 3:44p.m., East Precinct officers responded to Bird Hut located at 11249 Southeast Division Street on a report of a theft of a bird.

The bird is described as a 3-month-old Rose Breasted Cockatoo named Charlie. The owners believe it will only survive a few days outside of their care because it is still bottle-fed. The bird is valued at $2,200.

The suspect is described as a 35-40 year old white male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and jeans with medium length greasy black hair and a two pouched light colored backpack.

Anyone with information about Charlie's whereabouts is asked to contact the police non-emergency phone number at (503)823-3333 and reference case number 19-367310.


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Attached Media Files: charlie.jpg
UPDATE (Correction): Pedestrian Critically Injured in Crash on NE Sandy Blvd - 10/24/19

The Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division responded to investigate this crash, not the Major Crash Team, as previously stated.

Northeast Sandy Boulevard is now open in both directions. The victim remains at an area hospital in critical condition. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.


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The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the area of Northeast Sandy Boulevard and Northeast Lawrence Avenue to assist with a traffic crash investigation involving an individual suffering life threatening injuries. Northeast Sandy Boulevard is closed in both directions between Northeast Randall Avenue and Northeast 25th Avenue.

No additional information is available at this time. The PIO is not responding to the scene.

An updated news release or social media post will be pushed out as investigators learn more. There is not an estimated time on when that update will be provided.


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Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested, Possible More Victims (Photo) - 10/24/19

On Thursday, October 24, 2019, detectives with the Portland Police Bureau's Detective Coordination Team negotiated the surrender of a suspect relating to the below sexual assault investigation.

The investigation stemmed from two incidents that occurred in Northeast Portland at a business/residence on 162 Avenue during the fall of 2013 and spring of 2018.

During the investigation, it was determined the chiropractic and massage business was operating without a license.

The suspect in this investigation has been identified as 67-year-old Somphone Phomphackdy aka "Ole". After turning himself in, he was lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on two counts of sexual abuse in the second degree, one count of practicing massage without a license and one count of license required to practice.

Investigators believe clients from young children to elderly adults have been treated at the business. They are concerned there could be other victims who have not come forward to police due to language or immigration status barriers.

Detectives would encourage victims to reach out if they have information or were the victim of a crime associated with this business. Detectives have resources to assist with language translation and support. An individual's immigration status will not be investigated.

Anyone with information relating to this case is asked to contact Detective Jeff Myers at 503-823-0595.

The Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit consists of sworn personal and victim advocates who apply a victim-centered approach to reporting and investigating sexual assaults. https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/69979

There are additional resources available:

*Multnomah County Victims' Assistance Program: Provides support during the reporting of sexual assaults and referrals to victim services and resources: 503-988-3222. http://mcda.us/index.php/protecting-victims-families/victim-assistance-program/

*Call to Safety provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources: 24 hour crisis line: 503-235-5333, or 1-888-235-5333.

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

Additionally, the Portland Police Bureau WomenStrength, GirlStrength and BoyStrength programs provide free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area.

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

If you are a victim of a sex crime and had sexual assault kit collected, you have an option to know the status of your sexual assault kit. Please call 503-823-0125 or email roseproject@portlandoregon.gov

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Mail Thief Arrested After Joint Investigation (Photo) - 10/24/19

Around the beginning of October, Special Agents from the United States Postal Service Office of the Inspector General (USPS-OIG) contacted the Police Bureau's Detective Coordination Team and reported that an employee was suspected of stealing new phones out of their boxes at the Northeast Portland Processing and Distribution Center.

After an investigation, 23-year-old Rico Manuel Alvarez was identified as the suspect.

On October 16, 2019, Mr. Alvarez was stopped as he left the mail facility. During the contact, nineteen stolen phones were found with a value of over $13,000.

Ultimately, Mr. Alvarez was transported and lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on one count of aggravated theft in the first degree and nineteen counts of mail theft.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.
Information about this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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UPDATE #4: Announcement of Arrests - 10/24/19

This morning, October 24, 2019, three juveniles were arrested in connection with the death of Mr. Malone who was shot and killed on October 14, 2019. Two of the juveniles are 15-year-olds and one is 14-years-old.

In a coordinated effort, members of the Detective Division Homicide Detail, the Tactical Operations Division and North Precinct arrested the three juveniles and served a search warrant at a residence associated to the persons involved.

Each juvenile was lodged into the Donald E Long Juvenile Detention Center on one count of murder.

All other details will be released by the Multnomah District Attorney's Office when appropriate.

Investigators would like to thank community members who provided support and information that assisted in this ongoing investigation.

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The victim from the homicide on October 14, 2019 near the 10200 block of North Mohawk Avenue has been identified as 65 year-old Ricky Malone, Sr. His family has been notified of his death and has provided the attached photograph.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office conducted an autopsy and determined the cause of death to be gunshot wound and the manner of death as homicide.

The Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Detectives are actively investigating this case. They encourage members of the public to reach out with any information that may assist the investigation. Detective Travis Law can be reached at (503) 823-0395 or at travis.law@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Todd Gradwahl at (503) 823-0991 or at todd.gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov

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The investigation is continuing into this morning's welfare check incident. The injured victim, an adult male, has died. The cause and/or manner of death is not being announced at this time.

Detectives are arriving on scene and are assisting North Precinct officers.

If anyone has information about this incident and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

There still does not appear to be an on-going threat to the community.

A second update will be provided when appropriate for the investigation.

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On Monday, October 14, 2019 at 6:14 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 10200 block of North Mohawk Avenue on reports of a welfare check. When officers arrived they found an injured victim.

Officers have secured the scene and investigative teams will be arriving to assist.

If anyone has information about this incident and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

There does not appear to be an on-going threat to the community at this time.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

No more information is expected to be released for at least the next few hours. An update will be provided when/if appropriate for the investigation.

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Body Found in Willamette River Identified - 10/22/19

The Medical Examiner's Office conducted an autopsy and the body was positively identified as 18-year-old Owen Patrick Klinger. The family has been notified and is requesting privacy at this time.

Anyone with information about this case is still encouraged to contact Sergeant Joe Santos at (503)823-0406.


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On Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 12:57 p.m., officers with the Portland Police Bureau responded to the 9400 Block of Northwest St. Helens Road on a report of a body in the Willamette River. The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office (river patrol) recovered the body and turned it over to the Medical Examiner's Office. More information will be released as it becomes available.


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UPDATE #3: PPB Still Seeking Community's Help Regarding Missing Person Case (Photo) - 10/18/19

Missing Person detectives continue to investigate the missing person case involving Owen Klinger. A team of investigators from the Detective Division, along with state, local, and federal partners, continue to collaborate in an effort to determine Owen's whereabouts.

At this time we are not ruling anything out and continue to focus efforts on locating Owen. We know Owen's phone has not been sending or receiving data, but would like to clarify that we cannot with certainty say how or why.

We are asking for the public's assistance with checking personal surveillance in the area from North Willamette to North Lombard Streets to North Fiske to North Ida Avenues on October 6th from 7:50 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (See attached map)

Additionally, if any ride-share operators or individuals recall picking someone up in the area who matches Owen's description, please contact investigators.

PPB is releasing footage from the TriMet bus that was in the area of North Willamette Street and North Portsmouth Avenue on October 6th. After review of the video, it has been determine Owen was walking West on North Willamette Boulevard, not North as previously released. We are hoping this footage helps to develop leads on Owen's whereabouts. In the video, Owen can be seen walking from the left to the right side of the screen and is positioned within the cross walk. The video can be located at this link: https://youtu.be/CNytT3jFCrg

Sergeant Joe Santos is the supervisor in charge of this investigation and he can be reached at 503-823-0406 and joseph.santos@portlandoregon.gov or tips can be sent to missing@portlandoregon.gov

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Members of the Detective Division have conducted interviews and have reviewed video evidence concerning the disappearance of Owen Klinger. This is a coordinated effort with the University of Portland and Owen's family and friends.

18-year-old Owen Klinger left the University of Portland campus on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 7:50 p.m. Owen told his friends that he was going to a team meeting. Detectives were able to confirm that Owen did not attend any team meeting nor was one scheduled.

Based on the investigation, we know Owen withdrew money from an ATM on campus. He then turned off his cell phone before leaving campus. He is observed walking on North Willamette Boulevard at North Portsmouth Avenue towards North Lombard Street. Investigators believe he continued north towards North Columbia Boulevard on foot.

Investigators believe Owen had been watching videos about hopping freight trains. The direction he was walking was an area where freight trains are commonly staged. He had also watched the movie Into the Wild in which a young man leaves to go to Alaska to "go live off the grid."

At this time we do not know where Owen is. We will continue to work with the family and will follow up on any additional leads.

Bureau investigators and University of Portland officials are still working in a coordinated effort however Detective Lori Fonken is the lead on this case. She can be reached at 503-823-1081 and at missing@portlandoregon.gov. Sergeant Joe Santos is the supervisor in charge of this investigation and he can be reached at 503-823-0406 and joseph.santos@portlandoregon.gov

Information about the Missing Persons Unit can be found at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/549803

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The investigation continues into the disappearance of Owen Klinger. Detectives assigned to the bureau's Missing Persons Unit have interviewed family and friends of Owen. Detectives have also worked with TriMet to establish Owen's last known location in North Portland, near the intersection of North Portsmouth and North Lombard. They have collected video from surrounding businesses and residences in this area as well.

Owen's phone is still turned off. Furthermore, detectives have not received any viable tips in this case. No evidence of foul play has not been discovered. Investigators remain committed to finding Owen and seeing his safe return to his loved ones.

PPB would like to thank the community for their efforts by participating in the many organized search groups.

To reiterate, the picture of Owen facing away from the camera in this release shows the actual clothes he was wearing that Sunday evening.

Bureau investigators and University of Portland officials are still working in a coordinated effort however Detective Lori Fonken is the lead on this case. She can be reached at 503-823-1081 and at missing@portlandoregon.gov.

Information about the Missing Persons Unit can be found at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/549803

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The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the community's help in locating missing 18-year-old Owen Klinger. Owen was last seen on the University of Portland's campus in Northeast Portland around 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening.

Owen is 6'1", 165 pounds and was last seen wearing light-blue hooded sweatshirt, jeans and a drawstring backpack. The picture of Owen facing away from the camera shows the actual clothes he was wearing Sunday evening.

School officials say it's unusual for him to go more than a day without contacting loved ones.

Anyone that has information regarding Owen's whereabouts is asked to immediately call 9-1-1.

The family does want to talk with media. Interested media should email A/Lieutenant Brad Yakots for contact information.

Bureau investigators and University of Portland officials are working in a coordinated effort however Detective Lori Fonken is the lead on this case. She can be reached at 503-823-1081 and/or at missing@portlandoregon.gov.

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PPB Releases Podcast on Domestic Violence (Photo) - 10/18/19

The Portland Police Bureau has released a new podcast regarding domestic violence in our community.

Portland Police Officer Lisa Fort and Multnomah County Victim Advocate Emi Martinez discuss the Domestic Violence Reduction Unit (DVRU) and how they follow-up on cases, as well as how to develop a safety plan and identify possible signs of an abuser: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/744646

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Police Bureau wants to remind the community that resources are available. If you are in a life-threatening danger, call 911. Other resources include: Call to Safety, (888) 235-5333, https://calltosafety.org/ or Proyecto UNICA, a bilingual 24/7 crisis line, (503) 232-4448, https://www.projectunica.org/ For more information about DVRU and resources, visit: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/35679

PPB wants to caution victims that their internet activity may be monitored by an abusive person. Use caution when browsing these websites.

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

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