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Daudi and Tamra
Daudi and Tamra
UPDATE #2: Suspect Indicted for Murder Related March 2023 Triple Homicide in Portsmouth Neighborhood (Photo) - 06/20/24

A suspect has been indicted for multiple counts of murder related to a triple homicide in March of 2023 in the Portsmouth Neighborhood.

Since the shooting, Homicide Unit detectives developed information about a suspect, Omar Mohammed Osman, now 18 years old. Osman was in custody on unrelated charges at the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Marion County. On March 10, 2024, the case against Osman was presented to a Grand Jury by the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office. Osman was indicted on the following charges:

-Murder in the First Degree (6 counts)
-Murder in the Second Degree (4 counts)
-Unlawful Use of a Weapon (7 counts)
-Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2 counts)
-Recklessly Endangering Another Person (7 counts)
-Animal Abuse in the First Degree

Detectives are still seeking information about two additional suspects who are believed to be involved in the case.

If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective Jason Koenig at Jason.Koenig@police.portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0889 or Detective William Winters William.Winters@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0466. Please reference case #23-77440.

This arrest is not the end of the case, and additional investigative steps are being taken. Additional information will be released when appropriate.

“This broad daylight murder in a residential neighborhood not only was tragic because of the loss of three young lives, but it deeply rocked our whole community,” said Chief Bob Day. “This indictment is the culmination of over a year of meticulous and challenging investigative work. I extend my sincere appreciation to the Homicide Unit Detectives who have taken the lead on this case from the beginning, as well as the work of the Forensic Evidence Division, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, and others who have been involved in this case. I’m also grateful for members of the community who shared information with police and waited patiently for this significant milestone on the path to justice. It’s my hope that this indictment represents a first step toward healing for the hurting families of the victims, and our entire community.”


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***Original Messages Below***

The three victims in Saturday’s Portsmouth Neighborhood homicide have been identified as Eskender Tamra, 17, of Portland; Babu Daudi, 19, of Portland; and Patrick D. Johnson, Jr, 20, of Portland. The victims’ families have been notified of their death. The families of Tamra and Daudi have provided photos for public release (see attached). The families are all requesting privacy at this time.

The medical examiner conducted autopsies and determined that all three died of homicide by gunshot wounds.

This remains an active investigation, and detectives continue to ask that if anyone has information about this case please contact Detective Jason Koenig at Jason.Koenig@police.portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0889 or Detective William Winters William.Winters@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0466. Please reference case #23-77440.

Additional information will be released only at the direction of investigators.

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***Original Message Below***

Three people are deceased after a shooting in the Portsmouth Neighborhood.

On Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 12:23p.m., North Precinct Officers responded to a report of a shooting at North Foss Avenue and North Foss Court. When they arrived they located three victims in a car. EMS responded as well and determined that all three were deceased at the scene.

The suspect or suspects left the scene before police were dispatched and were not immediately located. No arrests have been made.

Portland Police Homicide Unit has responded to the scene, along with the Enhanced Community Safety Team, Focused Intervention Team, Crisis Response Team, and Forensic Evidence Division.

During the investigation, North Foss Avenue is closed between North Houghton Street and North Willis Boulevard.

If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective Jason Koenig at Jason.Koenig@police.portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0889 or Detective William Winters William.Winters@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0466. Please reference case #23-77440.

“This shooting in broad daylight in a residential neighborhood is another tragic example of how gun violence can affect our community terribly,” said Chief Chuck Lovell, who responded to the scene. “I’m grateful to the PPB members who responded to this shocking incident. I’m also briefing Mayor Wheeler’s office on the investigation. I encourage anyone who has information about this shooting to reach out to our detectives.”

Photo descriptions:
1. Investigators work inside the crime scene, inspecting a tan colored sedan
2. Portland Police command center parked with investigators working in the background

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Recovered Monstrance
Recovered Monstrance
UPDATE: Sacred Catholic Object Recovered (Photo) - 06/19/24

Last night, the Enhanced Community Safety Team, Special Emergency Reaction Team, and Crisis Negotiation Team served a search warrant in Southwest Portland related to the burglaries at St. Michael Church. During the warrant service, detectives received information about the last known location of the stolen monstrance. They followed up on that tip and were able to recover the monstrance in Northeast Portland. The monstrance was immediately returned to St. Michael Church. A photo of the recovered item is attached.

The investigation into the burglaries is continuing.

Photo description: golden monstrance

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***Original Message Below***

A venerated receptacle stolen from a Catholic church during a burglary last month has been recovered, but another cherished item is still missing.

During the overnight hours of May 28th and May 29th, 2024, St. Michael the Archangel Church, 424 Southwest Mill Street, was burglarized, and items were stolen. One of them, a golden tabernacle made of wood, is precious to the church membership. They put up flyers around the neighborhood offering a reward for its return. On the morning of Saturday, June 15, 2024, the church was notified that a woman had the tabernacle and wanted to return it. The meeting was set, and PPB members from the Specialized Resources Division and Central Precinct ensured the tabernacle (photo) was recovered and the reward was provided. The woman who had it is not a suspect in the burglaries and is cooperating with the investigation.

The burglaries remain under investigation, and no one has been charged with the crimes. However, detectives believe the same suspect committed the burglaries.

Police and church members were not able to recover a sacrament, known as a monstrance. A photo of a similar item is attached. If anyone has information about the location of the monstrance, please contact Detective Carlos Ibarra at Carlos.Ibarra@police.portlandoregon.gov or call (503)823-0950. Please reference case number 24-130958.

Photo descriptions:
An ornamented gold tabernacle with engravings in Latin
A circular golden monstrance

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UPDATE: Pedestrian Who Died in February 5 Crash Identified - 06/17/24

The deceased pedestrian is identified as Ronald J. Gaul, 61. His family has been notified of his death.

The investigation revealed that Gaul was in the southbound lanes of travel when he was struck by a 2018 Kia Sedona driven by a 57-year-old man. Gaul was then struck by a northbound 2021 Hyundai Kona driven by a 29-year-old man. No arrests were made.

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***Original Message Below***

February 05, 2024 19:41

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

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

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

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

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

More information will be released when appropriate.

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Death Investigation Underway In Northwest Portland - 06/16/24

On Sunday, June 16, 2024, at 11:25 a.m., officers from the Central Precinct responded to the area of Northwest 22nd Avenue and Northwest Kearney Street where a woman was found to be deceased. The circumstances surrounding her death are currently unknown and information is limited.

Portland Police Bureau detectives are responding to the scene to investigate. If anyone has information about this incident, they are asked to please contact Detective Travis Law at travis.law@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0395 or Detective Ryan Foote at ryan.foote@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0781. Please reference case number 24-148412.

During the investigation, Northwest Kearney Street will be closed between Northwest 22nd Avenue and Northwest 23rd Avenue.

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

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Portland Police Bureau Seeks Public Input on Directives (Photo) - 06/15/24

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

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

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

Review Period: 6/14/2024 – 7/14/2024

• 0215.00, Member Performance Evaluations
• 0630.25, Cadet Program

Second Universal Review link: https://www.portland.gov/police/2ur

Review Period: 6/14/2024 – 7/14/2024
• 0210.70, Secondary Employment
• 0210.80, Extra Employment
• 0640.50, Traffic Crash Investigations
• 1501.00 Field Training and Evaluation Program

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

Photo description: Cover of Manual of Policy and Procedure

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Attached Media Files: Manual cover
UPDATE #2: Victim in February 23 DUII Crash Identified - 06/15/24

The victim killed in the February 23, 2024 crash involving an impaired driver on Northeast Marine Drive is identified as Bonny J. Heyn, 75, of Portland. Her family has been notified of her death.

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***Original Message Below***

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

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

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

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

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***Original Message Below***

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Gun
Gun
Human Trafficking Mission Results in Arrests of 9 Men (Photo) - 06/15/24

Nine men were arrested, an illegally possessed stolen gun was seized, and six providers were contacted by advocates during a recent mission led by the Portland Police Bureau’s Human Trafficking Unit (HTU).


On Tuesday, June 11, 2024, PPB conducted proactive anti-trafficking initiatives via directed patrol along Southeast 82nd Avenue. The following individuals were arrested or cited for ORS 167.008 Commercial Sexual Solicitation (CSS) and/or Portland City Code 14A.40.50 Unlawful Prostitution Procurement Activities (UPPA):

- Ismael Gonzaga-Pedroza, 22, of Forest Grove, Oregon
- Robert Casper, 45, of Onalaska, Washington
- Braulio L. Lazaro, 50, of Vancouver, Washington
- Guerner Ramirez Fuentes, 44, of Portland
- Alejando Ibarra, 41, of Vancouver, Washington
- Firaol Gecho, 22, of Portland
- Habtamu Egata, 51, of Milwaukie, Oregon

These individuals were also contacted and arrested for the following crimes:

- Shauntae D. Kindred, 46, of Portland, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Loaded Firearm in Public (city code), Theft in the First Degree by Receiving Stolen Property, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Parole/Probation Detainer. A photo of the seized gun is attached.

- Daniel J. Harding Ortiz, 24, of Gresham, Oregon, Clackamas County warrant for Theft in the Second Degree

During the mission, there were other potential buyers identified, four vehicles towed, and six providers contacted. All providers were offered services and ongoing advocacy assistance. One female was rescued after she was identified as missing from California. PPB’s Victim Services Unit worked diligently to arrange transportation to safely reunify her with concerned family.

HTU had assistance from East, North, and Central Precincts, Special Resources Division, Victim Services Unit, Multnomah County Probation and Parole, Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, and community-based advocacy groups.

PPB and HTU continue to receive several livability complaints from community members, organizations, and business partners regarding rampant illegal activity along this stretch of 82nd Avenue. HTU cases are complex, with several identified barriers such as repeated traumatic exposures, trauma bonds with traffickers, and fear of retaliation. The victims in these cases are often reluctant to come forward, make a report, and/or continue through the criminal justice process. HTU continues to offer trauma-informed, victim-centered services, in conjunction with PPB Victim Services Unit advocates and community-based partnerships.

If you or someone you know is being labor or sex trafficked, please call 911 or the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or report tips to humantrafficking@police.portlandoregon.gov.

Last month, PPB released a podcast on efforts to combat sex trafficking in Portland. You can listen to it here:
https://www.portland.gov/police/news/2024/5/8/talking-beat-sex-trafficking-portland

And last September, PPB debuted a video on the problem and devastating impacts of sex trafficking:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoNshXUDAJw

On January 11, 2024, the Portland Police Bureau Human Trafficking Unit, Multnomah County District Attorney’s Human Trafficking Team & Survivor and Advocate Robin Miller received the Oregon Department of Justice Human Trafficking Response and Intervention Team Impact Award for working together to better serve victims and survivors of sex trafficking. See more on the award here:

https://youtube.com/shorts/nfh0lBAszXs

photo description: black semiautomatic handgun with red aftermarket grip and mounted accessory, slide locked back, displayed next to a loaded ammunition magazine

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Attached Media Files: Gun
UPDATE: SE 82nd Ave Reopening After Fatal Motorcycle Crash - 06/14/24

The on-scene investigation into this afternoon's fatal crash on Southeast 82nd Avenue is wrapping up, and the road is reopening to traffic. The investigation into the crash is continuing. No further updates are available at this time.

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***Original Message Below***

Southeast 82nd Avenue is closed north of Southeast Foster Road for a fatal crash investigation.

On Friday, June 14, 2024 at 12:40 p.m., Portland Police officers from East Precinct responded to a report of a collision involving a vehicle and a motorcycle at Southeast 82nd Avenue and Southeast Mitchell Street. When officers arrived, they found the motorcyclist deceased at the scene. The involved driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

The Portland Police Traffic Division Major Crash Team is responding to the scene to investigate the crash. During the investigation, Southeast 82nd Avenue is closed between Southeast Raymond Street and Southeast Foster Road.

If anyone has information about this crash, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attn: Traffic Investigations Unit and reference case number 24-146567.

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

This is the 27th traffic related fatality this year in Portland and the 7th involving a motorcyclist. It is also the 4th traffic death in a 17-hour period. At this point last year, there had been 28 traffic deaths.

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 Traffic Division works in partnership with the Bureau of Transportation on making streets safer for all users. You can help by doing your part to obey all traffic laws, whether you are in a vehicle, on foot, bike or scooter. To learn more, visit:
https://www.portland.gov/transportation/vision-zero

For more on the Traffic Division, visit:
https://www.portland.gov/police/divisions/traffic-division

To report a road or area that you believe should have additional traffic enforcement, call (503) 823-SAFE.

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UPDATE: Eastbound I-84 Reopens After Fatal Crash Investigation - 06/14/24

The on-scene investigation into this morning's fatal crash on I-84 is completed and cleanup efforts have finished. The freeway is reopening to traffic. The Portland Police Bureau is grateful for our partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation on this incident, and for the patience of the public during the crash investigation.

The involved driver was interviewed and released. No arrests have been made. The investigation is continuing.

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***Original Message Below***

A fatal crash investigation is underway on I-84 and the eastbound lanes of the freeway are closed at Northeast 68th Avenue.

On Friday, June 14, 2024 at 4:41 a.m., Portland Police officers from East Precinct responded to a report of a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian on eastbound Interstate-84 just west of the I-205 interchange. When officers arrived they found the pedestrian was deceased at the scene. The involved driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

The Portland Police Traffic Division Major Crash Team is responding to the scene to investigate the crash. The eastbound lanes of the freeway are closed and drivers are being detoured off the freeway at Northeast 68th Avenue onto Northeast Halsey Street to go eastbound. Significant traffic delays are expected.

If anyone has information about this crash, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attn: Traffic Investigations Unit and reference case number 24-146316.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. Additional information will be released as appropriate. This is the 26th traffic related fatality this year in Portland and the 10th involving a pedestrian.

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 Traffic Division works in partnership with the Bureau of Transportation on making streets safer for all users. You can help by doing your part to obey all traffic laws, whether you are in a vehicle, on foot, bike or scooter. To learn more, visit:
https://www.portland.gov/transportation/vision-zero

For more on the Traffic Division, visit:
https://www.portland.gov/police/divisions/traffic-division

To report a road or area that you believe should have additional traffic enforcement, call (503) 823-SAFE.

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Traffic #ALERT: Double Fatal Motorcycle Crash Investigation Underway on Morrison Bridge - 06/13/24

An investigation into a motorcycle crash that resulted in the deaths of two people is underway on the Morrison Bridge and on Southeast Water Avenue.

On Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 8:04p.m., Portland Police officers from Central Precinct responded to a crash at Southeast Water Avenue and Southeast Morrison Street. When they arrived, they located two people deceased at the scene. A crashed motorcycle was found on the ramp from eastbound Morrison Bridge to northbound I-5. Preliminary investigation suggests the rider and a passenger crashed and were thrown over the barrier onto a parking lot below. At this early stage in the investigation, no other vehicles are known to be involved.

The Portland Police Traffic Division Major Crash Team responded to the scene to investigate the crash. During the investigation, the ramp from eastbound Morrison Bridge to northbound I-5 is closed. Also, Southeast Water Avenue is closed between Southeast Yamhill Street and Southeast Alder Street. The Morrison Bridge is open in both directions, as is the ramp from westbound Morrison Bridge onto northbound I-5, and the ramp from southbound I-5 onto the Morrision Bridge into Downtown.

If anyone has information about this crash, and has not already talked to police, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attn: Traffic Investigations Unit and reference case number 24-146033.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. Additional information will be released as appropriate. This is the 24th and 25th traffic related fatality this year in Portland, the 5th and 6th involving a motorcycle.

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 Traffic Division works in partnership with the Bureau of Transportation on making streets safer for all users. You can help by doing your part to obey all traffic laws, whether you are in a vehicle, on foot, bike or scooter. To learn more, visit:
https://www.portland.gov/transportation/vision-zero

For more on the Traffic Division, visit:
https://www.portland.gov/police/divisions/traffic-division

To report a road or area that you believe should have additional traffic enforcement, call (503) 823-SAFE.

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$20,000 Reward for Information Remains in Place on 7th Anniversary of Homicide (Photo) - 06/11/24

On the seventh anniversary of the homicide of a 36-year-old man in Northeast Portland, the Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help to solve the case. Brian Elton Spaulding's family and friends have privately raised more than $20,000 to offer as a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for his death.

On Monday, June 12, 2017, at 12:27 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 3500 block of Northeast 10th Avenue to conduct a death investigation. Officers and medical personnel arrived and determined that Brian was deceased. Based on observations of officers, Homicide Detectives responded to the scene. The Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and determined that Spaulding was the victim of a shooting and ruled the death a homicide.

To be eligible for the family and friends reward, a person with information would need to contact Detective Rico Beniga at Rico.Beniga@police.portlandoregon.gov .

Alternatively, information can be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers of Oregon. Anyone wishing to submit a secure and anonymous tip regarding this or any unsolved felony crime should visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com . Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Photo description: Family picture of Brian Spaulding smiling

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Attached Media Files: Brian_Spaulding.jfif
Suspect vehicle from front
Suspect vehicle from front
UPDATE: Damage Caused by Shooting Suspect Expected to Exceed $500,000 (Photo) - 06/11/24

The investigation into the shooting of city-owned property is ongoing, but Portland Police Bureau personnel believe the suspect, Chase Grijalva, caused more than $500,000 in damage to more than a dozen traffic control cameras across the city.

In addition, PPB would like to correct the details surrounding Grijalva’s arrest. After driving recklessly through Southeast Portland, at times into oncoming traffic, Grijalva stopped his vehicle in a parking lot in the area of Southeast 148th Avenue and Southeast Division Street. Officers report that Grijalva exited the vehicle in a very non-compliant, agitated state and he kept reaching for his waistband. These were concerning actions considering several shootings had just occurred. Officers used physical force to take Grijalva into custody. This resulted in some injuries to Grijalva and one PPB officer.

Grijalva was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on the following charges: Criminal Mischief in the First Degree (17 counts), Unlawful Use of a Weapon (17 counts), and Resisting Arrest.

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***Original Messages Below***

The man who has been shooting a firearm at city-owned property is in custody after several additional shootings.

On Monday, June 10, 2024, at 1:14 p.m., officers responded to reports of a shooting in the area of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Northeast Oregon Street. When officers arrived, they determined a man driving a dark-colored sedan stopped his vehicle and fired shots at city-owned property before driving away. A short time later, similar shootings were reported along Southeast Stark Street at Southeast 122nd Avenue and Southeast 148th Avenue. Officers canvassed the area and located the suspect vehicle near Southeast 148th Avenue and Southeast Division Street. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

The suspect has been identified as Chase P. Grijalva, 28, of Portland. He will be booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on gun and vandalism charges.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attn: Property Crimes Unit and reference case number 24-134019.

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***Original Message Below***

A man who is shooting and damaging city property is being sought, and detectives are releasing photographs and video in an effort to gather information about the case.

Since Monday, May 27, 2024, the suspect has fired a handgun at city equipment at least 7 times, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of damage. The type of city infrastructure being targeted by the vandal is not being released at this time for investigative reasons.

The attached video and screenshots depict a shooting that happened on May 27, 2024, 5:10a.m., in Southeast Portland.

https://youtu.be/p43caa-ns78

The suspect was driving a black or charcoal colored 2008-2014 Subaru WRX sedan with no license plates. It has a hood scoop, low profile spoiler with red LED brake light strip, black wheels, and rain deflectors on the doors. He appears to be wearing a blue coat with hood, black pants, eyeglasses, and fires a handgun with tactical light.

Detectives are not only concerned about the significant damage caused, but also the extreme risk of firing a handgun in our neighborhoods. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported so far.

If anyone has information about this suspect or the vehicle involved, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attn: Property Crimes Unit and reference case number 24-134019.

Photo descriptions:
Video screenshot of the front of the suspect vehicle
Video screenshot of the back of the suspect vehicle

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rifle.jpg
UPDATE: Officer Involved in Shots Fired Incident Identified (Photo) - 06/11/24

The Portland Police Bureau is identifying the member involved in the May 29th shots fired incident in the Russell Neighborhood:

Officer Seth Wingfield, an 8-year veteran of the Portland Police Bureau assigned to North Precinct and the Special Emergency Reaction Team

Officer Wingfield remains on administrative leave as the investigation continues.

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***Original Messages Below***

The sex crimes suspect injured in a shots fired incident in the Russell Neighborhood has been released from the hospital and booked into jail on a number of charges, including attempted murder of police officers.

On Wednesday, June 5, 2024, a Multnomah County Grand Jury indicted Patrick Myers for Attempted Murder in the First Degree (two counts), Menacing with a Firearm (two counts), and Unlawful Use of a Weapon (two counts). The indictment is in connection to a shots fired incident in the Russell Neighborhood on May 29, 2024. In addition, Myers was released from the hospital and lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on the above charges and warrants.

This case remains under investigation. Anyone with information, who has not yet spoken to investigators, is urged to contact Detective Stephen Gandy at stephen.gandy@police.portlandoregon.gov 503 823-0449 or Detective Jeffery Pontius at jeffery.pontius@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0433 and reference case number 24-680356.

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***Original Messages Below***

The sex crimes suspect injured in a shots fired incident in the Russell Neighborhood has been identified as Patrick W. Myers, 44, of Portland. Myers is in police custody in a local hospital. After he is treated for his injuries, he will be booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to provide the community with a more comprehensive timeline of Wednesday’s incident.

4:06 a.m. PPB’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, with assistance from the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT), begin the servicing of a search warrant

4:19 a.m. CNT begins more than an hour of communication with Myers in an effort to encourage him to surrender

6:06 a.m. Myers ends communication with CNT

6:08 a.m. Myers exits the home armed with a rifle and he is shot by a SERT member

6:14 a.m. Myers is taken into custody

6:15 a.m. A medic assigned to SERT begins rendering aid

6:25 a.m. Myers is transported to a local hospital

PPB’s Homicide Unit, along with the Forensic Evidence Division (FED) and others, responded to the scene to launch an investigation that is ongoing.

Additional information will be released when appropriate.

Anyone with information about the case, who has not yet spoken to investigators, is urged to contact Detective Stephen Gandy at stephen.gandy@police.portlandoregon.gov 503 823-0449 or Detective Jeffery Pontius at jeffery.pontius@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0433 and reference case number 24-680356.

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***Original Messages Below***

The subject of a sex crimes investigation is expected to survive following an early morning shooting.

On Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at approximately 4:00 a.m., detectives with the Portland Police Bureau’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, with the assistance of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), started the service of a search warrant at a home in the 2700 block of Northeast 137th Avenue. At 6:08 a.m., SERT members breached the front of the home. At that time, the suspect exited the back of the home armed with a rifle (photo attached) and he was shot by one member of SERT.

The suspect, a 44-year-old male, was transported to an area hospital where he is expected to survive. The search warrant serviced Wednesday morning was affiliated with an indictment on the following charges: Encouraging Child Sex Abuse in the Second Degree (six counts) and Encouraging Sexual Assault of an Animal (one count).

No officers were injured in this incident. The involved member will be placed on paid administrative leave. This is standard protocol following an officer-involved shooting.

Per PPB directives, Detectives with the Portland Police Homicide Unit responded to the scene to investigate.

Chief Bob Day also responded to the scene and he has briefed Mayor Wheeler’s staff and the City Attorney’s office on the investigation.

As part of the use of force review process, the Bureau will conduct an internal review of the entire incident, including the initial response, resources requested, tactics used, and post shooting actions. The case will go before the Police Review Board (PRB), which is composed of community members, Bureau members, and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division.

The Portland Police Bureau directive outlining the procedures followed after an officer involved shooting may be found https://www.portland.gov/policies/police-directives/weapons-ammunition-equipment-1000/101010-deadly-force-and-custody-death

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to transparency. The Bureau has an interactive dashboard on its website, which allows users to filter the information based on a variety of data. https://www.portland.gov/police/open-data/ois That includes cases by year with subject injury type, initial call type, subject weapon, demographics, and aggregate statistics.

Once the entire investigation and legal process is complete, the investigative files and any grand jury transcripts regarding this case will be posted on the Bureau's Open Data page. Information available about past officer-involved shootings can be found here https://www.portland.gov/police/open-data/ois-summaries

Anyone with information about the case is urged to contact Detective Stephen Gandy at stephen.gandy@police.portlandoregon.gov 503 823-0449 or Detective Jeffery Pontius at jeffery.pontius@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0433 and reference case number 24-680356.

Photo description: Rifle found near suspect

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***Original Message Below***

One person was injured in an officer-involved shooting in the Russell Neighborhood.

On Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at approximately 5:05 a.m., detectives with the Portland Police Bureau’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, with the assistance of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), were serving a search warrant in the 2700 block of Northeast 137th Avenue when there was an encounter between an adult male and officers. The encounter resulted in an officer-involved shooting. The adult male was injured and transported to an area hospital. His condition is unknown. No officers were injured.

Several streets in the area are closed and will be during the duration of the investigation.

Anyone with information about the case is urged to contact Detective Stephen Gandy at stephen.gandy@police.portlandoregon.gov 503 823-0449 or Detective Jeffery Pontius at jeffery.pontius@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0433 and reference case number 24-680356.

Media staging will be at the corner of Northeast Brazee Court and Northeast 137th Avenue. A Public Information Officer is on scene and will brief media as soon as possible.

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Suspect Recklessly Eludes Police, Burglarizes Home, Arrested on Felony Charges - 06/10/24

A man is facing felony charges after recklessly eluding police at over 100 miles per hour, then running and entering a home before being caught by Portland Police officers.

On Friday, June 7, 2024 at 6:23p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of a stolen green 2010 Subaru Outback station wagon being driven by a known person who has a history of illegal gun possession. Officers on the ground and the Air Support Unit (ASU) responded and located the vehicle near the area of Southeast 122nd Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard (case #24 140251).

The vehicle’s driver eluded and he began driving extremely recklessly. ASU observed the driving behavior as the vehicle’s driver, Dalton J. Williams, 24, of Beaverton, eluded police for more than 20 minutes. He sped through Southeast Portland, Gresham and Northeast Portland, on freeways, arterials, neighborhood streets, even on the shoulder and in a bike lane. During that time, the driver exceeded 110 miles per hour. The vehicle almost caused several crashes. The vehicle disregarded multiple traffic control devices and created an extreme hazard to many community members around the Portland metro area. Officers made significant efforts to try to use spike strips and coordinate other intervention techniques, while also trying to minimize the danger to the community caused by the suspect.

Williams finally crashed head-on into a Portland Police vehicle occupied by two officers. The officers were driving west on Northeast Knott Street with their emergency lights activated as they approached Northeast 16th Avenue in order to get in place to deploy spike strips. The suspect ran on foot after the crash and briefly entered a house in the 2700 block of Northeast 15th Avenue. He was challenged by a K9 officer and a custody team and he surrendered.

Video of the suspect’s alarming driving behavior can be found here: https://youtu.be/VAy70IRbGUI

Williams was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on the following charges:

-Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle
-Attempt to Elude Police Officer by Vehicle
-Attempt to Elude Police Officer on Foot
-Burglary in the First Degree
-Reckless Driving
-Driving while Suspended or Revoked (Misdemeanor)
-Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Property Damage)
-Criminal Mischief in the First Degree
-Warrants

Fortunately, there were no known injuries as a result of the suspect’s dangerous behavior.

For more information about ASU, check out this video: https://youtu.be/_mhsfa57cyY?si=wCVUenQfhWbs_BnT

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UPDATE: Motorcyclist Killed in Crash Identified - 06/08/24

The motorcyclist who died in the Wednesday crash on Southeast Flavel Street has been identified as Phillip P. Taylor, 22, of Happy Valley, Oregon. His family has been notified of his death.

Preliminary investigation revealed that Taylor was riding a 2023 Harley Davidson Softail southbound on Southeast 112th Avenue when he struck a 2006 Ford Focus driven by a 66-year-old woman eastbound on Southeast Flavel Street. The driver was transported to the hospital for non life-threatening injuries. She was interviewed by officers at the hospital. No arrests were made. The crash is still under investigation.

###PPB###

***Original Message Below***

A collision involving a motorcycle and a vehicle on Southeast Flavel Street has left the motorcyclist deceased and the driver seriously injured.

On Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 11:16p.m., Portland Police officers from East Precinct responded to a report of a crash at the intersection of Southeast Flavel Street and Southeast 112th Avenue. When they arrived, they found a motorcyclist deceased at the scene and the driver of a vehicle seriously injured. The driver was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

The Portland Police Traffic Division Major Crash Team is responding to the scene to investigate the crash. During the investigation, Southeast Flavel Street is closed between Southeast 109th Avenue and Southeast 118th Drive. Southeast 112th Avenue is closed between Southeast Knapp Street and Southeast Malden Street.

If anyone has information about this crash, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attn: Traffic Investigations Unit and reference case number 24-138693.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. Additional information will be released as appropriate. This is the 23rd fatal crash this year in Portland, the 4th involving a motorcyclist.

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 Traffic Division works in partnership with the Bureau of Transportation on making streets safer for all users. You can help by doing your part to obey all traffic laws, whether you are in a vehicle, on foot, bike or scooter. To learn more, visit:
https://www.portland.gov/transportation/vision-zero

For more on the Traffic Division, visit:
https://www.portland.gov/police/divisions/traffic-division

To report a road or area that you believe should have additional traffic enforcement, call (503) 823-SAFE.

###PPB###

Grand Floral Parade a Success Despite a Brief Interruption by a Protest - 06/08/24

Portland Police Bureau joined our Unified Command Partners with the Portland Rose Festival Foundation, Portland Fire & Rescue, Portland Bureau of Emergency Management, and the Portland Bureau of Transportation to enjoy a successful Grand Floral Parade.

PPB Officers, Public Safety Support Specialists, Cadets, Sergeants, Criminalists, Detectives, Lieutenants, Captains, Commanders, Assistant Chiefs, Deputy Chief Mike Frome, and Police Chief Bob Day enjoyed the parade and interacting with members of the community who attended.

“It was a beautiful day for a parade, and a great opportunity for me and the other members of PPB to connect with the community we serve,” said Chief Day. “I’m grateful for the professional police response to the brief interruption by a group intent on interfering with this community event.”

Eight arrests were made after protesters attempted to block the parade. The parade, which began at 10:06a.m., was only briefly interrupted.

Officers were made aware of a protest of a few dozen people on the sidewalk on Northeast Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard near Northeast Pacific Street, and there was information that the group may be motivated to block the parade. PPB Event Liaison Officers approached members of the group, offered to be a point of contact with PPB and parade organizers, and let them know that they were welcome to be there and engage in free speech. However, they were warned not to disrupt the parade. The group members agreed.

However, shortly thereafter, some of the group began to encroach beyond the honor line into the street, potentially blocking some of the marching bands and large floats. Bike Squad officers responded and made a line, asking the group to back up behind the line. They initially complied, but then began to get verbally hostile. After about an hour, a relief squad was called in. The relief squad was an ad-hoc group of officers and other PPB members who had to be pulled off of barricades and other duties to assist with the protest. One person, later identified as Rio C. Moncrief, splashed a beverage on a PPB Sergeant and two Officers.

About 11:15a.m., a handful of protesters pushed through the officers on the line and laid down on the parade route. PPB Officers and Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office deputies moved in and arrested eight people. During the arrests, the woman who earlier splashed the PPB members then threw a can containing liquid at them. No PPB members were injured.

After a few minutes, the parade resumed without further disruption.

About 30 minutes later, near Northeast Davis Street and Northeast 8th Avenue, officers made an additional arrest of the woman who threw the beverage on the police sergeant and officers.

Booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center were:
Serine M. Abuelhawa, 29, of Portland, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
Brooke E. Keller, 35, of Portland, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
Marjannah A. Hassan, 18, of Hillsboro, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
Kaley J. Seeberger, 24, of Portland, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
Willoughby F. Cooke, 38, of Portland, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
Elina R. Leyhovskaya, 18, of Portland, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
Gabrielle E. Lyman, 26, of Portland, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
Rio C. Moncrief, 34, of Portland, Harassment, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

A ninth person, an adult female, was detained but released prior to booking.

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UPDATE: Rideshare Driver Killed in Shooting Identified (Photo) - 06/06/24

The rideshare driver killed in Tuesday night's shooting in the Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood has been identified as Joshua Kelvin, 42, of Aumsville, Oregon. His family has been notified of his death. They are requesting privacy at this time, but they did provide the attached photo for public release.

This case remains under investigation. Anyone with information, who has not yet spoken to detectives, is asked to contact Detective J.D. McGuire at jeff.mcguire@police.portlandoregon.gov or Detective Brent Christensen at brent.christensen@police.portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-2087. Please reference case number 24-137851.

Photo description: Portrait of Joshua Kelvin

###PPB###

***Original Messages Below***

The man killed in Tuesday night’s Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood shooting was a driver for a rideshare company.

Detectives have confirmed the driver was working as a rideshare operator when he was shot. The passenger, a 17-year-old male, was his fare. That victim remains in the hospital with critical, life threatening injuries. PPB is not identifying the specific rideshare company at this time.

The name of the driver will be released after his family has had some time to make notifications to loved ones. The medical examiner determined that he died of homicide by gunshot.

The suspect or suspects left the scene before police were called and no arrests have been made. This remains an active investigation, and detectives want to hear from anyone who has information about this case. Please contact Detective J.D. McGuire at jeff.mcguire@police.portlandoregon.gov or Detective Brent Christensen at brent.christensen@police.portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-2087. Please reference case number 24-137851.

###PPB###

***Original Message Below***

A homicide investigation is underway after a shooting in the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood that left a man dead, and a teenage boy critically injured.

On Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at 11:56 p.m., officers from the East Precinct responded to a shooting in the 5700 block of Southeast 130th Place. When officers arrived, they found two victims who had been shot while sitting inside of a vehicle. One of the victims, an adult male, died at the scene. Officers provided trauma first aid to the other victim, a teenage boy, until paramedics arrived and transported him to an area hospital in critical condition.

The Portland Police Homicide detectives have responded to the scene to investigate. If anyone has information about this incident, they are asked to please contact Detective J.D. McGuire at jeff.mcguire@police.portlandoregon.gov or Detective Brent Christensen at brent.christensen@police.portlandoregon.gov. Please reference case number 24-137851.

During the investigation, Southeast Ramona Street will be closed near the intersection with Southeast 130th Place.

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

###PPB###

Attached Media Files: JoshuaKelvin.jpg
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Suspected Child Predator Arrested (Photo) - 06/06/24

Local, state, and federal cooperation leads to the arrest of a suspected active child predator.

On June 4, 2024, members of Portland Police Bureau’s Child Abuse Team (CAT) who are assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit received a tip that a teenage girl in Portland was in online communication with a 60-year-old man who lived out of state. Some of the communication included explicit images.

Upon further investigations, the ICAC Unit learned that the man was driving from his home in Texas, to Portland, and that he had already rented a house for a week with the intention of taking the juvenile to the home.

Due to the serious and immediate nature of the situation, the looming danger to the child, and because the suspect lived out of state, ICAC Investigators partnered with Homeland Security Investigation’s Child Exploitation Group. Together, they tracked down the suspect while he was still driving to Portland. PPB reached out to partner agencies and, together with Oregon State Police, HSI Child Exploitation Group, the Dalles Police Department and PPB School Liaisons, coordinated a plan to arrest the suspect before he could make contact with the girl.

On July 6, 2024, 60-year-old Steven Worth Ellis was intercepted in the Gorge by Oregon State Police Troopers and taken into custody. He was booked into federal custody by the US Marshals and is charged federally with the crimes of Interstate Travel to Engage in Sexually Explicit Conduct with a Minor, Production of Child Pornography, and Online Enticement of a Minor.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to thank its federal, state, and local partners for their willingness and ability to assist at a moment’s notice, and their dedication to helping us keep our children safe from dangerous predators.

Photo description: Two OSP Troopers arrest the suspect near his vehicle

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Attached Media Files: OSP_Arrest.jpg
Pedestrian Killed In Crash, Major Crash Team Responding - 06/03/24

On Monday, June 3, 2024, at 9:57 p.m., officers from the North Precinct responded to a crash near the 9500 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard. Officers arrived to find a crash between a pedestrian and a small car. The pedestrian died at the scene. The driver of the car remained at the scene.

The Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team is responding to the scene to investigate. During the investigation Northeast Sandy Boulevard will be closed from Northeast 94th Avenue to Northeast 98th Avenue.

If anyone has information about the incident, please contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov, attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 24-136909.

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Kidnapping Victim Escapes, Suspect Facing Felony Charges - 06/01/24

A woman is recovering from injuries after jumping from a moving car to escape a kidnapping, and the suspect was arrested on felony charges.

On Friday, May 31, 2024 at 1:39a.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a woman screaming and running from a man in the area of Southeast 112th Avenue and Southeast Lincoln Street. When they arrived they found the woman hiding in a driveway.

The victim, a 47-year-old woman, reported that the suspect, a stranger, pulled his car over near Southeast 146th Avenue and Southeast Division Street and offered her a ride home. When they arrived at Southeast 112th Avenue and Southeast Division Street, the victim opened her door to get out. The suspect then accelerated to a high speed, preventing her from leaving. The victim began physically fighting the man as the man drove and he punched her in the face. At Southeast 112th Avenue and Southeast Lincoln Street, the victim was able to jump out of the moving car to get away from the suspect. She was injured from the fall, but was able to run away. The victim was later treated at the scene for cuts and bruises.

The suspect fled the area. Investigating officers quickly distributed a description of the suspect’s vehicle to officers who were actively looking for him.

At 2:21a.m., an alert officer spotted the suspect in his vehicle and stopped him at Northeast 82nd Avenue and Northeast Beech Street. The suspect was arrested. Portland Police Sex Crimes Unit Detectives responded to assist with the investigation.

Ra Fet, 25, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Kidnapping in the First Degree, Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, Coercion, Menacing, Assault in the Fourth Degree, Reckless Driving, and Recklessly Endangering Another Person.

If anyone has information about this crime or crimes committed by Ra Fet, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-133625.

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UPDATE: Man Killed in Hazelwood Neighborhood Shooting Identified (Photo) - 05/31/24

The man killed in a shooting in the Hazelwood Neighborhood on May 21 has been identified as Kelly D. Ankeny Jr., 39, of Portland. His family has been notified of his death. They are requesting privacy at this time, but they did provide the attached photo for public release.

The Medical Examiner determined Ankeny died of homicide by gunshot wounds.

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information about this incident, who has not talked with investigators, is asked to contact Detective Eric McDaniel at Eric.McDaniel@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0833 or Detective Sean Macomber at Sean.Macomber@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0404. Please reference case number 24-124522.

Photo description: Portrait of Kelly Ankeny Jr.

###PPB###

***Original Message Below***

On Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at 1:23 a.m., officers from the East Precinct responded to a shooting call in the 13000 block of Southeast Stark Street. When officers arrived, they found a man who was suffering from a gunshot wounds. Officers at the scene provided trauma first aid until paramedics arrived and transported the victim to an area hospital, where he later died.

The Portland Police Homicide detectives have responded to the scene to investigate. If anyone has information about this incident, they are asked to please contact Detective Eric McDaniel at Eric.McDaniel@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0833 or Detective Sean Macomber at Sean.Macomber@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0404. Please reference case number 24-124522.

During the investigation, Southeast 130th Avenue will be closed from Southeast Stark Street to Southeast Alder Street.

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

###PPB###

Attached Media Files: Kelly_Ankeny.jpg
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UPDATE: Woman Killed in Hazelwood Neighborhood Shooting Identified (Photo) - 05/31/24

The woman killed in a shooting in the Hazelwood Neighborhood on May 23 has been identified as Laquonda Fuller-Hudson, 31, of Portland. Her family provided the attached photo for public release.

The Medical Examiner determined Fuller-Hudson died of homicide by gunshot wound.

The suspect in this case is in police custody at a local hospital. He is being treated for injuries sustained during an incident that occurred after the homicide, but prior to the suspect's contact with law enforcement. That incident is still under investigation.

Anyone with information about this case, who has not yet spoken to investigators, is asked to contact Detective Brian Sims at Brian.Sims@police.portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-2079, or Detective Mike Schmerber at Michael.Schmerber@police.portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-0991, and please reference case number 24-127149.

Photo description: Portrait of Laquonda Fuller-Hudson

###PPB###

***Original Message Below***

A homicide investigation is underway after a shooting in the Hazelwood Neighborhood has led to the death of a woman.

On Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 10:04 p.m., Portland Police officers from East Precinct responded to a report of shots fired in the 100 block of Southeast 146th Avenue. When they arrived, they found an adult female deceased inside of an apartment. The suspect or suspects left the scene before police were called and no immediate arrests were made.

The investigation is underway. Portland Police Homicide Unit Detectives responded to the scene. During the investigation, Southeast 146th Avenue is closed between East Burnside Street and Southeast Stark Street.

If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Brian Sims at Brian.Sims@police.portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-2079, or Detective Mike Schmerber at Michael.Schmerber@police.portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-0991 and please reference case number 24-127149.

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

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Attached Media Files: Laquonda.jpg
UPDATE: On Scene Fatal Crash Investigation Concludes, Northeast Columbia Boulevard Reopened to Traffic - 05/29/24

The on-scene work of the Traffic Investigations Unit has concluded, and Northeast Columbia Boulevard has reopened to traffic.

However, the investigation into the crash is continuing. Additional information will be released when appropriate.

###PPB###
***Original Message Below***

A fatal traffic crash investigation is underway in the Concordia Neighborhood, causing traffic disruptions on Northeast Columbia Boulevard.

On Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 9:05a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of a crash in the 3400 block of Northeast Columbia Boulevard. When they arrived, they found a single vehicle crash into a utility pole. The single occupant of the vehicle, an adult female, was deceased at the scene.

The Portland Police Traffic Division Major Crash Team responded to the scene and is investigating the crash. During the investigation, Northeast Columbia Boulevard is closed between Northeast 33rd Avenue and Northeast 47th Avenue.

Utility services have not been disrupted.

If anyone has information about this crash, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-131890.

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

This is the 21st fatal crash investigation of 2024 in Portland. The Portland Police figure may be higher than the Portland fatal crashes counted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). NHTSA’s count excludes crashes involving suicide, private property, non-public roadways, non-motor vehicles, medical events, and deaths that happen more than 30 days after a crash.

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 Traffic Division works in partnership with the Bureau of Transportation on making streets safer for all users. You can help by doing your part to obey all traffic laws, whether you are in a vehicle, on foot, bike or scooter. To learn more, visit:
https://www.portland.gov/transportation/vision-zero

For more on the Traffic Division, visit:
https://www.portland.gov/police/divisions/traffic-division

To report a road or area that you believe should have additional traffic enforcement, call (503) 823-SAFE.


###PPB###

Khamphoun Vongkhamchanh
Khamphoun Vongkhamchanh
UPDATE: Missing Man Found Safe (Photo) - 05/28/24

The Portland Police Bureau is relieved to report that Khamphoun Vongkhamchanh was found safe. PPB thanks the community for assistance.

###PPB###

***Original Message Below***

The Portland Police Bureau’s Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public’s help to locate a missing endangered man.

Khamphoun Vongkhamchanh was last seen on Monday, May 27, 2024, at approximately 2:00 p.m., walking westbound on Southeast Harney Street from Southeast 77th Avenue in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood. Khamphoun’s family says that he will typically walk around the block and then return home.

Khamphoun is 4’11 tall and weighs approximately 120 lbs. Khamphoun is 90 years old, and his native language is Lao. Khamphoun was last seen wearing a plaid white or grey flannel shirt, slacks (possibly blue), blue shoes and maybe wearing a beanie. Khamphoun has also been diagnosed with dementia.

Officers and Khamphoun’s family have extensively checked the area around his house and have not located him.

Khamphoun’s family and police are concerned for his welfare, given his age and dementia diagnosis. If you see Khamphoun, please call 911. Anyone with information that is not time sensitive is urged to contact detectives at missing@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-130431.

Photo: Khamphoun sitting on a wood bench wearing a suit

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Attached Media Files: Khamphoun Vongkhamchanh
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Suspect in black sweatshirt in custody
Prolific Shoplifter Among 14 Arrested During North Precinct Retail Theft Mission (Photo) - 05/25/24

Another retail theft mission has resulted in numerous arrests, including one prolific shoplifter who had active warrants in previous theft cases.

On Friday, May 24th, 2024, officers assigned to North Precinct, K9 Unit, and Air Support Unit conducted a retail theft mission, which is part of an ongoing effort to address organized retail theft and other associated crimes. During the mission period, officers focused on the Cascade Station Shopping Center in collaboration with retail partners. The mission resulted in 14 people arrested and clearance of 16 warrants.

One woman, Pamala R. McIntosh, AKA Pamala Fleming-Parton, 41, was arrested at the Old Navy store on six outstanding warrants, all for Theft in the First, Second, and Third Degrees, out of Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington Counties. She also has nine pending theft cases.

Retail theft missions work directly with our retail partners to identify, apprehend, and work toward prosecution of these offenders. Following each retail theft missions officers conduct follow up and work closely with the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office (MCDA) to ensure prosecution on these cases.

Retail theft is often more than just shoplifting items for personal use. Many suspects are involved in organized theft rings, which steal items that can easily be sold for cash on the secondary market or returned to stores for a “refund.” Returning or attempting to return stolen property, no matter the value, is a class-C felony ( https://oregon.public.law/statutes/ors_164.055 ).

In many cases, these individuals are involved in criminal activity that extends far beyond retail theft, including illegally possessed guns, drug possession and distribution, vehicle theft, and more. Additionally, disrupting theft preserves the viability of retail businesses that serve the Portland community. Therefore, these missions go a long way in improving livability across the area. Mission commanders analyze theft and other crime data to focus their missions on the neighborhoods most impacted by these crimes, which are often large retail shopping complexes. PPB recognizes that smaller local businesses are also impacted by retail theft and it is our belief and goal that arresting and holding prolific thieves accountable will help reduce these crimes for the entire business community.

PPB is grateful to our partners and MCDA Retail Theft Task Force for their collaboration aimed at addressing retail theft in the Portland Metropolitan area.

To learn more, join us for a video ride-along on one of PPB’s recent retail theft missions here: https://youtu.be/XF08DVNQjpQ

Mission statistics:
14-Arrests
1-Felony Charges
9-Misdemeanor Charges
8-Felony Warrants
8-Misdemeanor Warrants
2-Traffic stops
2-Vehicles Towed
1-Vehicle Elude
2-Citations issued

Photo description:
1-Female suspect in black sweatshirt in handcuffs being interviewed by two officers, by a red shopping cart
2-Man wearing neon green sweatshirt is in handcuffs, being escorted by a police sergeant
3-Woman in blue shirt in handcuffs in front of a police vehicle
4-A man in handcuffs being searched incident to arrest by police officers in front of a police vehicle with flashing lights
5-Woman in a red shirt under black vest in handcuffs in front of Marshalls
6-Prolific shoplifter Pamala McIntosh, wearing a plaid shirt, in handcuffs, being searched by officers in front of Old Navy

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Suspect Facing Attempted Murder Charges After Shooting, Stabbings (Photo) - 05/25/24

A man is facing attempted murder and other serious charges after shooting one person and stabbing/slashing two others.

On Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 8:42p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to a report of a shooting in the 10400 block of Southeast Clinton Street. When they arrived, officers learned that an adult male victim had been shot by a known suspect. The suspect then slashed a female adult neighbor in the hand and menaced another neighbor with the knife. They also learned the suspect was still in the area. Officers quickly located the suspect, who tried to flee police on foot. While running away, he used a knife to stab another neighbor in the neck. Officers deployed a Conducted Electrical Weapon (CEW, or Taser), which was effective, and arrested the suspect.

The victim who was shot was struck in the shoulder and went to the hospital by ambulance. He was released after treatment. The first neighbor who was slashed with a knife, an adult female, declined medical transport and self-treated the injury. The second neighbor who was cut, an adult male, was transported to a hospital by ambulance, treated, and released.

During the event, the suspect also suffered what is believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the hand. He was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

Major Crimes Unit Detectives responded to the scene to investigate. The suspect remained in the hospital under police guard until Saturday, May 25, 2024, when he was released. Tyler Valenzuela Price, 29, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree (4 counts), Assault in the Second Degree (3 counts), Unlawful Use of a Weapon (4 counts), and Menacing (2 counts).

If anyone has additional information about this case, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-126158.

Photo descriptions:
1-black semiautomatic handgun
2-kitchen style knife with black plastic handle and silver blade on the street by a curb
3-kitchen knife with silver metal blade and handle smeared with dried blood

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Attached Media Files: Knife 2 , Gun , Knife 1
Chief Day Condemns Violent Behavior During PSU Chief's Medical Emergency - 05/24/24

Statement from Chief Bob Day about May 23, 2024 PSU incident:

I’m grateful that Chief Willie Halliburton is recovering from Thursday night’s medical scare. I’ve appreciated his leadership through the recent protest events and value his collaboration and longstanding ties to PPB. All of us at Portland Police sincerely wish him the best in his recovery.

I’d like to address last night’s criminal behavior at the Neuberger Center (RMNC) building, in which police officers were assaulted and harassed, and lifesaving medical care was delayed for Chief Halliburton. It baffles me that these actions are being portrayed as legitimate political protest.

PPB officers responded to assist Portland State University Campus Public Safety Office (CPSO) regarding protesters chaining themselves to the doors and blocking access. PPB formed a line to allow PSU officers room to make appropriate arrests. However, the crowd became extraordinarily hostile and surrounded the officers. As PSU officers tried to transport arrested persons away, the crowd blocked the garage exit. One officer was spit in the face, and at least 2 others were punched. Likely their protective gear kept them from being injured by the physical assaults. Equally concerning, officers notified the group that a medical emergency was underway. But they refused to move, and officers had to forcibly push their way out to ensure that medical care could be brought in.

The American Civil Liberties Union, its protesters rights resource page ( https://www.aclu.org/know-your-rights/protesters-rights ), makes it clear that people “have the right to speak out on other public property, like plazas in front of government buildings, as long as you are not blocking access to the government building or interfering with other purposes the property was designed for.”

Civil disobedience, meaning violating the law as a means of protest, has a long, time-honored legacy in our country of bringing attention to injustice. But civil disobedience means that the people engaged in it are accepting the legal consequences for their actions. They should never resist arrest, attempt to assault police, and others should never interfere with such arrests.

Again, quoting the ACLU’s guidance, if stopped by police, people should “stay calm. Make sure to keep your hands visible. Don’t argue, resist, or obstruct the police, even if you believe they are violating your rights.” I agree and would add that if people believe their rights are being violated, there are other avenues for getting that addressed, including the court system and the Independent Police Review. The actions of those who engaged in criminal conduct last night were not an appropriate response, unnecessarily escalated the situation, and could have had life-threatening consequences for Chief Halliburton. If that kind of criminal behavior continues, PPB policy and the law recognize that members may use objectively reasonable force to uphold the civil rights of all individuals, protect human life and property, and maintain civil order.

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UPDATE: Missing Endangered Teen Located - 05/24/24

The Portland Police Bureau is relieved to report Phoebe Vangorder has been located safe. PPB would like to thank the community for assistance.

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***Original Message Below***

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

Phoebe Vangorder, 16, was last seen at approximately 10:00 a.m., on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at her house near Northeast Thompson Street and Northeast 108th Avenue in the Parkrose Heights Neighborhood.

Both Phoebe’s family and detectives are concerned for her well-being due to her age and medical issues.

Phoebe is a Black female, 5’5”, 130 pounds.

Anyone who sees Phoebe is urged to contact PPB’s Missing Persons Unit at missing@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-125775.

Photo description: Portrait of Phoebe
Photo description: Portrait of Phoebe

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PPB Needs Publics Help Locating Theft Suspects, Additional Victims Sought (Photo) - 05/24/24

The Portland Police Bureau needs the public’s help identifying numerous suspects who pickpocketed a Portland man and others across the region. Detectives fear there could be additional victims who have not yet come forward.

On Thursday, May 9, 2024, three men pickpocketed a 93-year-old Portland man in the parking lot of a Costco in the 4800 block of Northeast 138th Avenue. The suspects took the victim’s wallet out of his left rear pocket before fleeing. A short time later, the men used the victim’s credit cards to purchase hundreds of dollars in gift cards at a Fred Meyer in the 6600 block of Northeast Glisan Street. Upon further investigation, detectives learned the suspects have carried out similar crimes in the Seattle area.

PPB is releasing security video of the pickpocketing incident at the Portland Costco in hopes it will aid in locating the suspects. In addition to the theft of the 93-year-old man’s wallet, the video shows the suspects attempting additional pickpockets and casing the parking lot for additional victims.

https://youtu.be/eJWWXrhnCZM

Anyone with information about this case, or anyone who thinks they may be a victim, is urged to contact Detective Jordan Zaitz at jordan.zaitz@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-911109.

Photo description: Pickpocket incident
Photo description: Suspect
Photo description: Suspects

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Attached Media Files: pickpocket.jpg , suspect_1_.jpg , suspects_.jpg