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Hodge
Man Arrested After Purse-Snatch at Fred Meyer (Photo) - 07/28/15
Gresham, Ore -A man police believe is responsible for a series of purse-snatches was arrested yesterday after committing yet another daytime robbery of a purse. All the cases occurred either at Fred Meyer, 2497 S.E. Burnside Rd., Gresham or WinCo 2511 SE First St., Gresham. Tyler Matthew Hodge,39, of Boring was arrested without incident just east of the latest robbery and was charged with numerous crimes related to all the cases.

In the latest case, police received a call at 11:45 a.m. on July 27, 2015 to the Fred Meyer parking lot, of a woman who had just had her purse taken from her shopping cart as she was loading her groceries into her car. The suspect description, location, time of day and method of the crime were all consistent with the previous cases. Sgt. Rick Wilson was already in the area of the WinCo looking for a suspect before the call came out, in anticipation of another robbery.

After the call was dispatched, Sgt. Wilson responded to the Minute Mart 1555 NW Orient Dr. since the victims' charge cards had been used at this location in previous robberies. Sgt. Wilson located a vehicle matching the suspect description. Officer Blake arrived and observed a woman's purse in the vehicle that matched the description of the purse taken. Officers learned that the person associated to the vehicle had made a charge using the victim's card at the Minute Mart, then went into the Lucky Deli next door at 1547 SE Orient Dr. Officers found Hodge inside the deli and arrested him without incident. He was charged with all the previous robberies.

All the cases occurred during the day time and involved a man pulling up in a vehicle and forcibly taking the victims' purse, usually when she was loading groceries.

Previous cases:
06-17-15 5:15 p.m. Fred Meyer
06-18-15, 3:20 p.m. Fred Meyer
06-19-15, 3:55 p.m. WinCo Foods
07-15-15, 12:10 p.m. Fred Meyer
07-20-15, 3:18 p.m. WinCo Foods
07-27-15, 11:45 a.m. Fred Meyer
Charges listed on MCSO webpage.
Attached Media Files: Hodge
Gresham Police Issue 50 Citations During Four-Hour Pedestrian Safety Mission - 07/24/15
Gresham, Ore. -The Gresham Police Department conducted a pedestrian safety mission on July 22 at the intersection of West Powell Blvd. and Junction Pl., resulting in 50 citations. The goal of the mission was to raise safety awareness for drivers and pedestrians regarding pedestrian right-of-way laws. This was accomplished through handing out educational brochures and citations during a four-hour period in the evening. The intersection's marked crosswalk is near the location where Jerrie Ann Horning, 49, was hit and killed while crossing the road on April 25, 2015.

During the safety operation, officers issued 22 citations for crosswalk infractions and another 28 citations for other offenses. Other offenses that occurred in the vicinity of the safety mission included illegal cell phone usage, illegal U-turn, failure to use a seat belt, driving with a suspended license, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, misuse of the special left turn lane, not providing proof of insurance, speeding, and DUII.

Education for drivers and pedestrians is vital to keeping our roads safe. Motorists must stop and yield to pedestrians who are waiting to cross, or who are in the process of crossing, the roadway. Motorists are also required to stop at all crosswalks when a vehicle is already stopped in a lane next to the one they are traveling in. Refer to Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 811.028, Failure to Stop and Remain Stopped for Pedestrian, for specifics on the law regarding drivers. Refer to ORS Chapter 814 for laws pertaining to pedestrians.

Funding for this pedestrian safety mission was made possible through a grant from Oregon Impact and Oregon Department of Transportation. Additional missions will be scheduled during the summer and again in September, as the new school year begins.

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Gresham Police to Conduct Pedestrian Safety Mission - 07/20/15
Gresham, Ore -The Gresham Police Department will be conducting a Pedestrian Safety Operation on July 22, 2015 at the intersection of West Powell Blvd and Junction Place. The primary focus of this detail is to raise pedestrian safety awareness of drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of pedestrian right-of-way laws. The detail will be conducted between the hours of 4:00 - 8:00 PM; warning signs will be posted prior to entering the pedestrian safety operation zone. Education of both drivers and pedestrians are vital to keeping our roads safe.

Motorists must stop and yield to pedestrians who are waiting to cross or are crossing the roadway. Motorists are also required to stop at all crosswalks when there is a vehicle already stopped in a lane adjacent to the lane they are traveling in. Refer to Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 811.028 Failure to stop and remain stopped for pedestrian for specifics on the law regarding drivers and ORS Chapter 814 for laws pertaining to pedestrians.

Funding for this pedestrian safety detail is made possible through a grant from the Oregon Impact and the Oregon Department of Transportation. Additional missions will be scheduled during the summer and again in September as the new school year begins.
Gresham Police Report on Pedestrian Safety Mission - 07/14/15
Gresham, Ore -Officer with the Gresham Police Department issued 50 citations for crosswalk law infractions and another 20 citations for other offenses while conducting a Pedestrian Safety Operation on June 3, 2015 at the intersection of East Powell Blvd and NE Liberty Avenue. The primary focus of this detail was to raise pedestrian safety awareness of drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of pedestrian right-of-way laws. The detail was conducted from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.; warning signs were posted prior to entering the pedestrian safety operation zone. Education of both drivers and pedestrians are vital to keeping our roads safe.

Motorists must stop and yield to pedestrians who are waiting to cross, or are crossing the roadway. Motorists are also required to stop at all crosswalks when there is a vehicle already stopped in a lane adjacent to the lane they are traveling in. Refer to Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 811.028 Failure to stop and remain stopped for pedestrian, for specifics on the law regarding drivers and ORS Chapter 814 for laws pertaining to pedestrians.

Funding for this pedestrian safety detail was made possible through a grant from the Oregon Impact and the Oregon Department of Transportation. Additional missions will be scheduled during the summer and again in September as the new school year begins.
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suspect 3
Police Arrest Robber After Public Identifies (Photo) - 07/09/15
Gresham, Ore -With assistance from the local media and members of the public, police were able to identify a man they believe is responsible for several robberies in the metro area. Anthony Drew Dukeshire, 31, of Portland was arrested and will be charged with robberies that occurred in both Portland and Gresham.

Gresham Police started receiving calls within minutes from members of the public after the release of pictures obtained in a robbery investigation seeking help in identifying a suspect. U.S. Marshals arrested Dukeshire without incident at his home in Portland last night at around 4 p.m. He is being held in the Multnomah County Detention Center on unrelated warrants and will be charged later with several robberies upon the conclusion of the investigation. The exact number of robberies Dukeshire is believed responsible for is still being investigated.
Attached Media Files: suspect 3 , Suspect 2 , suspect1 , Dukeshire
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Gresham Police Looking For Robbery Suspect (Photo) - 07/07/15
Gresham, Ore.- The Gresham Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in identifying an armed robbery suspect.

Between the dates of March 1, 2015 and July 1, 2015 a series of commercial thefts and armed robberies have occurred in the Gresham area. A single suspect has been established.

The suspect is a black male adult, with a large build of approximately 220 to 270-pounds, standing between 5-feet-8 inches and 6-feet-2 inches tall, with short styled hair and a medium length well groomed "cut in" beard and goatee.

If you have information leading to the identity and/or the location of this suspect or any information related to recent robberies in the Gresham area please contact Detective Aaron Turnage via the tip line at 503-618-2719 or toll free 888-989-3505, callers can remain anonymous.