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Gresham Police looking for missing woman (Photo) - 11/21/14
Craig Junginger, Chief of Police Officer Malaka Kerbs, Public Information Officer

RELEASE DATE: Nov. 21, 2014
CONTACT PERSON: Officer Malaka Kerbs, Public Information Officer
CASE NUMBER: 14-712825

Gresham Police looking for missing woman

Gresham, Ore. - Gresham Police is asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing 78 year old woman who requires lifesaving medication. Mildred Hopson was last seen shopping at Winco Foods in Gresham at 12:45 a.m., driving her tan Kia Soul with Oregon license plate 091GKE.

Hopson is described as a white female with shoulder length salt and pepper hair, 5 feet inches tall, 160 pounds and walks with a slight limp. She was last seen wearing a cream or light colored coat and matching pants, a light colored, possibly pink, shirt and brown shoes. (A picture of Hopson is attached.)

Anyone with information about Hopson's whereabouts is asked to call 911.




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Officer Malaka Kerbs
PIO Pager # 503-301-5182
Attached Media Files: Mildred_Hopson.jpg
Update: Names of drivers involved in fatal crash released - 11/06/14
Gresham, Ore - On October 31, 2014 at 3:32 PM, Gresham Police responded to the report of two children struck by a vehicle near NE Division St. and NE Country Club Dr. One of the children, 10-year-old Jaquis Thornton, died as a result of his injuries on November 2, 2014.

The drivers of the cars have been identified as 50-year-old Kelley Gilman of Gresham and 36-year-old Kahmall Al Saegh of Gresham. Witnesses stated that a BMW sedan driven by Gilman was traveling eastbound on Division St. and began to turn northbound onto NE Country Club Dr. A Ford Focus, driven by Al Saegh, was traveling westbound on Division St. The two vehicles collided, causing Al Saegh's car to veer onto the sidewalk where the two children were walking.

This investigation is continuing and at this time, there have been no citations issued or charges filed. No further information is available.
Update: One of two brothers struck by car dies, corrected age information - 11/02/14
Gresham, Ore.-On October 31, 2014 at 3:32pm, Gresham Police responded to the report of two children struck by a vehicle near NE Division St. and NE Country Club Dr. The two children were brothers, ages 8 and 10.

An anonymous family member of the brothers called a media outlet and informed them that one of the boys had died of his injuries overnight sometime on November 2, 2014. Gresham Police were able to confirm with the hospital and family members that the 10-year-old was the one that has died. The 8-year-old remains hospitalized.

No further information is available at this time.
Two Brothers Critically Injured in Traffic Collision. - 10/31/14
RELEASE DATE: October 31, 2014
CONTACT PERSON: Officer Ben Costigan
CASE NUMBER: 14-712147

Two Brothers Critically Injured in Traffic Collision.

Gresham, Ore - On October 31, 2014 at 3:32pm, Gresham Police responded to the report of two children struck by a vehicle near NE Division St. and NE Country Club Dr.

According to witnesses, a sedan was traveling eastbound on Division St. and began to turn northbound onto Country Club Dr. Another sedan was traveling westbound on Division St. and the two vehicles collided, causing one to veer onto the sidewalk where the two children were walking. The two boys, ages 9 and 10, were transported to the hospital with critical injuries.

The drivers of both vehicles were not injured and are fully cooperating with the investigation. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor and the investigation is on-going. No citations or charges have been issued at the time of this release.

No further information is available at this time.
Update: Man Arrested in Shooting of 10-Year-Old Girl - 10/27/14
Gresham, Ore. - Gresham resident Ryan Scott Klavinger, 20, was arrested Oct. 25 for the shooting of a 10-year-old girl. Officers and detectives found Klavinger walking in the area of Southeast Stark St. and Southeast Burnside Rd. They took him into custody without incident.

On Sat., Oct. 18 at approximately 9:00 a.m., police were called to the intersection of Southeast 190th Ave. and Southeast Yamhill St. on a report of shots being fired in the area. Within a few seconds, another 911 caller reported a 10-year-old girl in a nearby apartment had been struck in the leg by a bullet that came through a wall. The girl, who had been playing, was taken by ambulance to Emanuel Hospital for treatment. She has since been released.

Klavinger was originally booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on a parole warrant pending ongoing investigation. He has since been booked on additional charges related to the shooting, including Attempted Aggravated Murder and Assault II. Klavinger will have an arraignment hearing this week.

Anyone who has information about this incident is encouraged to call the Gresham Police tip line at 503.618.2719. Callers may remain anonymous.

There are no further updates on this case.


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Homicide Update: Teddy Stivahtis Jr. Charged With Aggravated Murder - 10/27/14
Gresham, Ore. -Teddy Stivahtis Jr., 36, has been charged with Aggravated Murder for the Oct. 10 slaying of his 70-year-old aunt, Deanna Stivahtis of Gresham. Teddy was arrested by Portland Police on Oct. 23 and is currently lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center.

Deanna's green Dodge Caravan that Teddy stole after the homicide was also located on Oct. 23 by the Forest Grove Police Department. The officer who responded to a call of a suspicious, abandoned minivan in the 1700 Block of 21st Ave., Forest Grove, Ore., realized the vehicle was wanted in connection to the Gresham homicide and immediately called detectives.

The investigation is still ongoing and no further information is available at this time.


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Update: Portland Man Shot Last Week Has Died - 10/25/14
Gresham, Ore. - Portland resident John Lowery Jr., 25, died Friday afternoon in a local hospital, succumbing to injuries he sustained in a shooting on Oct. 18, 2014.

Officers had responded to the 7-Eleven / 76 Gas Station, 18222 SE Division St., Gresham, at 11:19 p.m. for reports that a man had been shot in the parking lot. Lowery was rushed to the hospital where he survived for nearly a week.

The investigation is ongoing and the man responsible for the shooting has not been located. He is described as an African American male in his 20s who was wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, and is believed to be approximately 5-feet-10-inches tall and 160 pounds.

Anyone who has information about this incident is encouraged to call the Gresham Police tip line at 503.618.2719. Callers may remain anonymous.

There are no further updates on this case


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