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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
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Homicide Investigation Underway after Shooting in the Hazelwood Neighborhood - 05/23/24

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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UPDATE: Suspected Serial Armed Robber Arrested During SVO Mission (Photo) - 05/22/24

A suspected serial armed robber is in custody and facing numerous charges following his arrest during a Stolen Vehicle Operation.

On the evening of Tuesday, May 21, 2024, officers with the Vancouver Police Department notified officers with the Portland Police Bureau of a wanted subject who was driving into Oregon. PPB officers, who were conducting a Stolen Vehicle Operation at the time, responded to assist. Officers located the wanted individual parking in a lot in the 2000 block of North Tomahawk Island Drive and walking into a business. Officers were able to evacuate the business and convince the man to exit. Officers took the man into custody without incident.

The suspect is identified as 43-year-old Cory J. Jackson. He was wanted in connection to numerous armed robberies and other crimes. He was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on multiple warrants.

PPB’s Major Crimes Unit is investigating. Anyone with information is asked to contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attn Major Crimes.

Photo description: Officers taking wanted man into custody

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***Original Message Below***

The Portland Police Bureau needs the public’s help locating a man involved in a series of armed robberies in the Portland area.

Detectives believe Cory J. Jackson, 43, is responsible for five armed robberies in the span of five months in 2023.

On April 25, 2023, Jackson used a gun to rob a dispensary in the 2500 block of Northwest Nicolai Street.

On June 19, 2023, Jackson used a gun to rob a dispensary in the 4500 block of Southeast Cesar Chavez Boulevard.

On June 28, 2023, Jackson used a gun to rob a dispensary in the 2000 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

On July 21, 2023, Jackson used a gun to rob a dispensary in the 5200 block of Southeast 28th Avenue.

On September 6, 2023, Jackson used a gun to rob a dispensary in the 3200 block of Southeast Johnson Creek Boulevard.

In addition to the crimes in Portland, Jackson is a suspect in numerous felony crimes in Washington, Arizona, and Nevada.

Jackson is described as a Caucasian male, 5’10”, 170 lbs. He frequently uses wigs to alter his appearance in order to avoid law enforcement detection. Jackson has multiple tattoos. The one on his knuckles reads HOME SICK.

Surveillance video from Portland area robberies is available for viewing at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cex6VrO47pQ

Anyone with information on Jackson’s whereabouts is urged to contact Detective Rachel Baer at Rachel.Baer@police.portlandoregon.gov or (503) 823-0323.

Photo description: Cory Jackson
Photo description: Cory Jackson
Photo description: Cory Jackson

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PPB Honors Members Who Died in Line of Duty (Photo) - 05/21/24

The Portland Police Bureau Memorial Ceremony was held today, Tuesday May 21, at 12:00 p.m. at the Portland Police Memorial, located in Waterfront Park, just south of the Hawthorne Bridge. The memorial service featured speakers, the retirement of the flag over the memorial by the Portland Police Honor Guard, music from the Portland Police Highland Guard, a 21-gun salute, and a water display from Portland Fire & Rescue. Today, Chief Bob Day, who was joined at the ceremony by Mayor Ted Wheeler and other dignitaries, presented a flag to the mother of Officer Thomas Jeffries who was killed in the line of duty on July 21, 1997.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. Due to scheduling conflicts, the Portland Police Memorial Ceremony was held this week.

The Portland Police Memorial was built through the efforts of the Portland Police Historical Society and was dedicated during National Police Week in May 1993 by President George H.W. Bush.

Since 1870, 29 Portland Police officers and two police canines have been killed in the line-of-duty in service to the City of Portland.

To learn more about these officers and the Police Memorial, please visit https://portlandpolicemuseum.com/memorial--fallen-officers.html .

Photo description: PPB Memorial Ceremony
Photo description: PPB Memorial Ceremony
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Photo description: PPB Memorial Ceremony

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Man Faces Assault, Bias Crime Charges Following Arrest, Additional Victims Sought (Photo) - 05/21/24

A man is facing felony assault and bias crime charges following an altercation with two men and detectives believe there could be additional victims.

On Sunday, May 12, 2024, in the 1300 block of Southwest Alder Street, an adult male, who is Black, was called a racial slur by a man who recognized him from his job as a security officer at a grocery store in Downtown Portland. The suspect then ordered his dog to attack. The victim sustained significant injuries to his chest and hand. A second victim, a white male, was also injured in the incident.

On Monday, May 13, 2024, the case was assigned to the Major Crimes Unit for follow-up.

On Monday, May 20, 2024, one of the two victims spotted the suspect in Downtown Portland and called 911. Detectives from the Major Crimes Unit happened to be in the area and responded to assist Central Precinct officers in taking the suspect into custody.

The suspect is identified as 29-year-old Zachary T. Hay. He was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on the following charges: Assault in the Second Degree (two counts) and Bias Crime in the First Degree. Hay’s dog was transported to Multnomah County Animal Services.

Based on the investigation thus far, the Major Crimes Unit believes there is a third victim who sustained significant injuries during an encounter with Hay and his dog. Photos of both are being released in hopes that the unidentified victim, or anyone else who may have been victimized by Hay and his dog, will contact police.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Matthew Brown at matthew.brown@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-116932.

The Portland Police Bureau investigates all reports of bias-motivated crimes and encourages any member of our community who is the victim of such a crime to contact law enforcement. Under Oregon law, bias crimes are defined as any criminal act that targets a victim based on the suspect's perception of the victim's race, color, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or national origin. Detectives work to determine whether or not bias elements are present during the reported crime that align with Oregon law as defined in the Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS):

* ORS 166.165 - Bias Crime in the First Degree - https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/166.165
* ORS 166.155 - Bias Crime in the Second Degree - https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/166.155

If you have been the victim of a bias crime assault or you are witnessing one, immediately call 9-1-1. If you have been the victim of a different bias crime and the suspect is no longer present, such as vandalism or graffiti, please call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

To learn more about bias crime investigations and reported bias/hate crime statistics within the City of Portland, please visit https://www.portland.gov/police/open-data/reported-bias-crime-statistics .

Photo description: Booking photo of Zachary Hay
Photo description: Hay’s dog

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Man Deceased After Shooting In Hazelwood Neighborhood - 05/21/24

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.

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UPDATE: Officers Involved in Hazelwood Neighborhood Shots Fired Incident Identified (Photo) - 05/20/24

The Portland Police Bureau is identifying the members involved in the May 6th shots fired incident in the Hazelwood Neighborhood.

Officer Dewey Madison, an 11-year veteran of the Portland Police Bureau assigned to the Special Resources Division and the Special Emergency Reaction Team

Officer Sebastian Precup, a 4-year veteran of the Portland Police Bureau assigned to East Precinct and the Special Emergency Reaction Team

Officer Jake Ramsey, a 7-year veteran of the Portland Police Bureau assigned to East Precinct and the Special Emergency Reaction Team

Sergeant Justin Thurman, a 16-year veteran of the Portland Police Bureau assigned to Central Precinct and the Special Emergency Reaction Team

These members remain on administrative leave as the investigation continues.

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***Original Messages Below***

The man who died after firing shots at officers has been identified as Richard Shawn Perez, 45. Family members have been notified of his death.

This investigation remains open and active. Anyone with information about the case, who has not yet spoken with detectives, is asked to contact Detective William Winters at william.winters@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0466 or Detective Stephen Gandy at stephen.gandy@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0449 and reference case number 24-111902.

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***Original Messages Below ***

On Monday, May 6, 2024, at approximately, 9:05 a.m., officers responded to reports of an armed robbery at a business in the 11100 block of Northeast Halsey Street. By the time officers arrived, the suspects had fled from the scene. Through the investigation, Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau’s Major Crimes Unit determined that persons of interest may be at a home in the 100 block of Southeast 124th Avenue. At approximately 5:15 p.m., PPB’s Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) served a search warrant at the home on Southeast 124th Avenue. During this operation, an adult male fired at SERT members. They returned fire, striking the suspect who ultimately died. The suspect will be identified once an autopsy is complete and next of kin is notified.

Two people were arrested at the scene of the officer-involved shooting. Paige E. Smouse, 21, of Portland, was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center (MCDC) on the following charges: Robbery in the First Degree, Robbery in the Second Degree, and Hindering Prosecution. Kristian M. Nelson-Trout, 22, of Portland, was lodged at MCDC on a parole violation.

As Detectives do with any armed robbery, they will look at the possibility the armed robbery Monday morning is connected to other armed robberies or crimes in the area. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Rachel Baer at rachel.baer@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-111542.

Meanwhile, the investigation into the officer-involved shooting remains open and active. Anyone with information about the case, who has not yet spoken with detectives, is urged to contact Detective William Winters at william.winters@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0466 or Detective Stephen Gandy at stephen.gandy@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0449 and reference case number 24-111902.

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***Original Messages Below***

On Monday, May 6, 2024, at approximately 5:15 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau’s Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) served a search warrant at a home in the 100 block of Southeast 124th Avenue. The warrant was connected to a Major Crimes Unit Investigation. At approximately 6:34 p.m., during the service of the search warrant, an adult male fired at officers. The officers returned fire, striking the suspect. A SERT medic was on scene and immediately started lifesaving measures, but at 6:38 p.m., the suspect was pronounced deceased. A firearm was located near the suspect.

No officers were injured in this incident. All four directly involved 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 responded to the scene and he has briefed Mayor Wheeler’s staff and the City Attorney’s office on the investigation.

"I'm grateful that our officers are going home safe tonight," said Chief Day while speaking with media on scene. "These incidents highlight the risks our folks take every day."

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 William Winters at william.winters@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0466 or Detective Stephen Gandy at stephen.gandy@police.portlandoregon.gov (503 823-0449 and reference case number 24-111902.

Photo description: Firearm recovered at the scene

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***Original Message Below***

One person is deceased following an officer-involved shooting in the Hazelwood Neighborhood.

On the evening of Monday, May 6, 2024, detectives with the Portland Police Bureau’s Major Crimes Team, with the assistance of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), were serving a search warrant in the 100 block of Southeast 124th Avenue when there was an encounter between an adult male and officers. The encounter resulted in an officer-involved shooting. The adult male is deceased. 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 William Winters at william.winters@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0466 or Detective Stephen Gandy at stephen.gandy@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0449 and reference case number 24-111902.

A Public Information Officer is on scene and will brief media as soon as possible. Media staging will be on the westbound side of East Burnside Street at Southeast 124th Avenue.

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PPB Participates in Click it or Ticket Campaign (Photo) - 05/20/24

The Portland Police Bureau will join area law enforcement in participating in the national Click it or Ticket campaign beginning Monday, May 20, 2024, and running through Sunday, June 2, 2024. Click It or Ticket is a high-visibility enforcement campaign funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The campaign allows for overtime so officers can build awareness on the dangerous consequences of not wearing a seat belt or properly using a child restraint system. PPB Motor Officers will be conducting extra patrols in support of this mission.

Of the 25,420 passenger vehicle occupants killed in the United States in 2022, 50% were not wearing seat belts.

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading nationwide cause of death for children ages one through twelve years old. In 2021, 1,475 children under twelve were injured in Oregon traffic crashes, 16 percent were reported not using a child restraint system. It is estimated that car seats may increase crash survival by 71% for infants under one year old and by up to 59% for toddlers aged one to four. Booster seats may reduce the chance of nonfatal injury among four to eight year olds by 45% compared to safety belts used alone.

In Oregon, children are required to ride in a rear-facing safety seat until they are at least two years old. A rear-facing seat spreads crash forces evenly across the seat and child’s body while also limiting forward or sideways motion of the head. A child over age two must continue to ride in a car seat with harness or in a booster until they reach age eight or 4’ 9” in height and the adult belt fits them correctly.

For help selecting or installing child car seats, consult the seat manufacturer’s instructions, your vehicle owner’s manual, or visit a local child seat fitting station listed at: https://www.nhtsa.gov/equipment/car-seats-and-booster-seats#inspection-inspection

For more about the national campaign, visit: https://www.nhtsa.gov/campaign/click-it-or-ticket

Photo description: Motor Officers pull over cars on side of highway

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Portland Police Bureau's East Precinct Retail Theft Mission Results in Numerous Arrests and Thousands in Recovered Stolen Merchandise (Photo) - 05/18/24

Another retail theft mission has resulted in $2,000 in recovered stolen merchandise and several arrests.

On May 17th, 2024, officers assigned to East 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. The mission resulted in 19 custodies, two stolen vehicle recoveries, and $2,000 in recovered merchandise. During the mission period officers focused on the Mall 205 and Gateway area in collaboration with retail partners.

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’s 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

Statistics for this mission:
19 Number of Custodies
6 Felony Charges
23 Misdemeanor Charges
6 Criminal Citations
12 Felony Warrants
12 Misdemeanor Warrants
11 Subject Contacts
4 Vehicle Stops
2 Vehicles Eluded
1 Spike Strip Deployment
1 Box In
2 Stolen Vehicles
$15,000 Stolen Vehicle Total Value
2 Vehicles Towed

Recovered stolen items:
$400.00 Home Depot Mall 205
$391.84 Fred Meyer Gateway
$41.96 Safeway 122/Powell
$1,173.09 Target Mall 205

Photo descriptions:
1. Suspect in handcuffs next to a police vehicle with red lights flashing in front of Fred Meyer
2. 3 officers arresting 2 suspects in front of Home Depot
3. Recovered stolen merchandise on a police vehicle hood
4. 3 police vehicles on a traffic stop in a parking lot
5. Theft suspect in handcuffs being searched incident to arrest by officers
6. A stolen tan pickup truck with flattened right rear tire boxed in by police vehicles, officers, paramedics, and firefighters addressing a suspect nearby
7. An officer in a bicycle uniform and helmet in custody of a suspect in handcuffs

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Endangered Missing Person George Cline Sought (Photo) - 05/18/24

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

George F. Cline, Jr, sometimes goes by Eric Cline, 53, was last seen on Monday, May 6, 2024 at the Oregon Health & Science University Hospital emergency department. Cline's whereabouts since then are unknown. He is challenged with mental health issues and is not his own guardian. Both family and detectives are worried about his well-being.

Cline is described as a white male, 5 feet 11 inches tall, about 160-175 lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes. He usually wears a long beard. He has a large scar on left buttock/hip, multiple tattoos, including a large tattoo on his inner left forearm.

PPB is asking anyone who sees Cline to call 911. Anyone with information that is not time sensitive is urged to contact detectives at missing@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-113576.

Photo description: Portrait of George Cline


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Portland Police Seek Information About Street Racing Crash Suspect, Victims (Photo) - 05/17/24

The Portland Police Bureau is seeking information about what is believed to be a serious injury crash involving a participant in a street takeover last month.

View a video of this incident here: https://youtu.be/NS0BE8GT6co . Viewer discretion is advised. The video may be difficult for some to watch.

In the early morning hours of Sunday, April 14, 2024, at North Multnomah Street and North Williams Avenue in the Lloyd District Neighborhood, hundreds of people and dozens of cars were taking part in a street takeover event.

During the event, at about 2:51a.m., one of the participant drivers was seen sliding in the blocked intersection. During one stunt, the driver struck one of the onlookers, causing what are believed to be serious, potentially life-threatening injuries. The driver continued sliding while onlookers rushed toward the injured person. During the chaos, 2 additional onlookers were struck by the suspect driver. Their injuries were unknown. One of the onlookers, seen in the video wearing no shirt, was carried off by another onlooker.

After striking at least 3 people, the suspect driver left the scene, but returned later to continue sliding.

Some reports suggested that other onlookers were performing CPR on the injured person. Police were not able to immediately respond due to a large, hostile crowd and active street racing continuing. EMS was canceled because the patient was reportedly being transported via private vehicle. What happened to the patients after the incident is unknown.

The suspect driver and the 3 injured people have not come forward, and the suspect’s vehicle has not been located. The suspect vehicle is a mid-1990’s Ford Mustang coupe, black with yellow painted front-end, low-profile spoiler, and custom chrome wheels. The vehicle may have dents or other damage to the rear quarter-panels.

The injured onlookers are asked to contact PPB. Likewise, if anyone has information about the suspect driver, they are asked to reach out. Witnesses to these crimes are also being sought, including those who took photos and videos. Anyone with information is asked to e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov and please reference case number 24-91703.

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 or visit the App Store and download P3 Tips for your mobile device.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters remain anonymous.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, or to view other unsolved cases, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/ .

The Portland Police Bureau will continue its efforts in educating community members about the dangers of speed racing and street takeovers. This education will be conducted on our social media platforms and through one-on-one conversations with participants. PPB wants to remind participants that street takeovers can result in jail time, fines, and towed vehicles.

Every year, Portland Police officers respond to preventable collisions. These collisions can deeply impact those involved, their families and loved ones.

Future missions are being planned as resources allow. These missions typically will not be preannounced, so participants are warned that they are risking arrest, towed vehicles, and traffic tickets if they take part in illegal street racing or takeovers. The goal of these missions is to deter people from engaging in these illegal and dangerous activities that are often related to crashes, shootings and other criminal activity.

Photo description: Ford Mustang painted black with yellow front hood and fenders, chrome wheels, surrounded by onlookers

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Suspect Facing Attempted Murder Charges After Shooting Her Son (Photo) - 05/16/24

A suspect is facing attempted murder and other charges after a shooting that ended with a serious injury to her teenage son.

On Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 3:05a.m., Portland Police officers from East Precinct responded to a report of a shooting victim arriving at a local hospital by private vehicle. They learned the victim had been shot in the neck and suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. They determined that the victim had been shot at Southeast 130th Avenue and Southeast Sherman Street about 10 minutes earlier.

Detectives responded to assume the investigation and determined that the suspect, Domanete A. Guirma, 38, of Portland, had fired a gun at another person known to her. The bullet struck her car, breaking a window (photo), and struck her son sitting in the backseat.

Guirma was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Recklessly Endangering Another Person.

The investigation is continuing. If anyone has information about this case, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-802181.

Photo description: shattered laminated glass rear window of a white sedan, bullet hole visible in the lower left

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PPB Needs Public's Help Locating Assault Suspect (Photo) - 05/16/24

The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public’s help in identifying the individual who assaulted an officer during a protest on the Portland State University campus.

On Thursday, May 2, 2024, a North Precinct officer assigned to Mobile Field Force was assaulted near the intersection of Southwest Broadway and Southwest Harrison Street. The officer was addressing a confrontational protester when a second protester stepped forward, reached under the officer’s face shield, and sprayed her with pepper spray. The suspect then retreated and ran away.

The suspect is described as a white male, with curly hair, likely in his 20’s, and wearing a blue hoodie sweatshirt at the time of the assault. PPB is releasing a photo of the suspect in hopes that somebody recognizes him.

Anyone with information is urged to contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-114343.

Photo description: Suspect

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PPB Releases New Video on Air Support Unit (Photo) - 05/16/24

The Portland Police Bureau is releasing a new video highlighting the work of its Air Support Unit (ASU) following the purchase of more modern airplane this past year. The video can be found here: https://youtu.be/_mhsfa57cyY

ASU provides aerial support and expertise for the Police Bureau's patrol, investigative and administrative needs. In 2023, the Unit flew 1,146 hours (including simulator use). Of those hours, 754.2 hours were patrol support flights. The Unit also received 379 flight requests for 32 different units/agencies and continued to be on-scene of emergency calls for service in under two minutes (1.8). Last year, ASU responded to 1,977 calls for service and conducted 10 flight missions to assist East Precinct personnel with stolen vehicle missions.

As part of its contribution to curbing gun violence, the Air Support Unit successfully assisted in the recovery of 113 firearms during focused missions and while conducting patrol support flights.

In early 2021, the Air Support Unit began tracking incidents where ASU was involved in vehicle eludes and subsequent uses of force. In 2023, when ASU was used after a vehicle eluded a police stop and that pursuit was terminated by ground officers. Data showed there continued to be a comparatively lower rate of force used than when officers continued a pursuit in lieu of ASU support. This is a testament to the benefit of ASU and an advantage of disengagement.

The Air Support Unit currently has two planes, a 2015 Cessna 182t, which was purchased in 2023, replacing the former Air1, which was from 1978 as well as a 2003 Cessna 182t. ASU also has a Redbird flight simulator that provides training to pilots and Tactical Flight Officers.

ASU has two primary designated groups, Tactical Flight Officers (TFOs) and pilots. The Unit has one full-time PPB Sergeant who serves as Chief Pilot and ten additional members who serve in detached positions.

For more on the Air Support Unit, visit: https://www.portland.gov/police/divisions/air-support-unit

Photo description 1: A pilot flies the Bureau's plane
Photo description 2: One of the Bureau's planes

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Suspicious Death Investigation Underway in Ashcreek Neighborhood - 05/15/24

Detectives are investigating a suspicious death in the Ashcreek Neighborhood.

On Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at approximately 10:55 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to reports of a death at a home in the area of Southwest Garden Home Road and Southwest 71st Avenue. When officers arrived, they found an adult male deceased.

Based on evidence found at the scene, Homicide Detectives responded to investigate. They are not looking for any suspects at this time.

Additional information will be released when appropriate.

Anyone with information about this case, who has not yet spoken with investigators, is asked to contact Detective Tony Harris at tony.harris@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0441 or Detective Jeff Sharp at jeff.sharp@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-9773 and reference case number 24-119407.

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PPB Seeks Input on Directive (Photo) - 05/15/24

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 Directive(s) 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.

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

Review Period: 5/15/2024 – 6/14/2024
• 0240.10, Line of Duty Death

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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PPB Serves Search Warrant at Home of Prolific Graffiti Vandal (Photo) - 05/14/24

A search warrant was served at the home of a prolific graffiti vandal and evidence was seized.

On the morning of Tuesday, May 14, 2024, officers assigned to Central Precinct’s Neighborhood Response Team (NRT), in coordination with the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Strategic Prosecution and Services Unit, served a search warrant at a home near Northeast 11th Avenue and Northeast Skidmore Street in the Sabin Neighborhood. Gabriel Rodriguez-Lee, who is responsible for the OMEGA tag, lives at the home. During the service of the search warrant, a substantial amount of evidence, including hundreds of iterations of the OMEGA tag, was seized. Eight felony cases of Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, as well as one misdemeanor case of Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, will be referred to the District Attorney’s office.

The investigation into Rodriguez-Lee goes back months. In October 2023, North Precinct officers arrested him for spray painting a large OMEGA tag in the 1400 block of North Schmeer Road. At the time of his arrest, Rodriguez-Lee had a firearm in his possession. In November 2023, he pleaded guilty to the gun charge and he received one-year probation.

Photo description: Seized during search warrant
Photo description: Seized during search warrant
Photo description: Seized during search warrant
Photo description: Seized during search warrant
Photo description: Seized during search warrant

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UPDATE: Victim in Wilkes Neighborhood Shooting Identified (Photo) - 05/13/24

The man shot and killed on May 4 in the Wilkes Neighborhood has been identified as Ozell Shepherd, 34, of Gresham. 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 Shepherd died of homicide by gunshot wound.

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information, who has not yet spoken with investigators, is asked to contact Detective Ryan Foote at ryan.foote@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0781 or Detective Travis Law at travis.law@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0395 and please reference case number 24-109829.

Photo description: Portrait of Ozell Shepherd
Photo description: Portrait of Ozell Shepherd

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***Original Message Below***

A man has died in the Wilkes Neighborhood after a shooting.

On Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 5:00a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 15700 block of Northeast Beech Street. When they arrived they found a victim in the street. Paramedics responded and determined the man died at the scene.

The suspect or suspects left the scene before police were called. Officers searched the area, but no immediate arrests were made.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit is responding to the scene to investigate. During the investigation, Northeast Beech Street is closed between Northeast 156th Avenue and Northeast 158th Avenue.

If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective Ryan Foote at ryan.foote@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0781 or Detective Travis Law at travis.law@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0395 and please reference case number 24-109829.

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

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PPB Officers Arrest Violent Burglary Suspect (Photo) - 05/13/24

An adult male is behind bars and facing charges after breaking into a business and causing significant damage.

On Sunday, May 12, 2024, at approximately 6:30 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to reports of a break-in at an automotive shop in the 14000 block of Northeast Airport Way. When officers arrived, they noticed that several windows were broken and they heard yelling coming from inside the business. Officers established a perimeter and began communicating with the suspect who was described as combative. At one point, he threw a hammer through a broken window at officers, almost hitting them. It was clear the suspect was either under the influence of a controlled substance, experiencing a mental health crisis, or a combination of the two. Officers on the Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT) were on scene and began utilizing de-escalation and communication skills in order to safely take the suspect into custody. Their efforts paid off as the suspect eventually responded to the de-escalation tactics. He was taken into custody peacefully and without use of force, but not before causing tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage to vehicles inside the business.

The suspect, identified as 34-year-old Alvie Sanders, was taken to the hospital to be treated for self-inflicted injuries from broken glass. Sanders was then transported to the Multnomah County Detention Center and lodged on an outstanding warrant and the following charges: Burglary in the Second Degree, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, and Theft in the Third Degree.

It is worth nothing, as primary responders to crisis calls, all Portland Police Bureau officers receive basic Crisis Intervention Training as well as annual CIT refresher training. In addition, the Bureau has volunteer officers from a variety of patrol assignments on the Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT). These officers will be the first responders dispatched by 9-1-1 to crisis calls that are determined to be related to an individual in crisis. ECIT officers receive additional training in order to identify risks during a behavioral crisis, utilize crisis communication techniques to help de-escalate a person in crisis, and have knowledge of available community resources.

Photo description: Damaged door
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Photo description: Damaged vehicle
Photo description: Suspect under arrest
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Multi-Agency Stolen Vehicle Operation results in recovery of stolen vehicles, guns (Photo) - 05/11/24

Another large-scale stolen vehicle operation involving multiple agencies resulted in the recovery of multiple stolen vehicles, seizure of two illegally possessed guns, and yielded a low stop ratio of 1 stolen vehicle for every 2 stops.

On Friday, May 10, 2024, officers assigned to Portland Police Bureau’s East Precinct ran a multi-agency Stolen Vehicle Operation (SVO) with the Gresham Police Department, Port of Portland Police Department, Multnomah County District Attorney’s Auto Theft Task Force, PPB’s K9 Unit, and PPB’s Air Support Unit.

The truncated multi-agency collaborative effort resulted in the recovery of 4 stolen vehicles. Additionally, 7 people were arrested, 2 vehicles eluded police, 1 vehicle pursuit was initiated. Both eluding drivers were successfully arrested and both stolen vehicles were recovered. One stop resulted in two guns seized from a vehicle, both with extended capacity magazines, and one of the guns had an illegal switch that made it capable of fully automatic fire.

After one of the eludes, multiple occupants ran from vehicle. All occupants were later taken into custody in the 9700 block of Southeast Washington Street (case number: 24-115163)

This operation initially focused on the Northeast Portland metropolitan area connecting with Rockwood, Gresham and then move westward. The operation was cut short as officers on the SVO were called up to assist with a potential civil order event in downtown Portland.

Members of the crowdsourced Facebook group PDX Stolen Cars assisted with the SVO. This is the 18th SVO with which PDX Stolen Cars have assisted. The group and have helped PPB return 41 stolen vehicles back to the victims.

The Portland Police Bureau is using evidence-based practice methodology to greatly increase the chances of stopping occupied stolen vehicles. This operation yielded a low ratio of 1 stolen vehicle located out of every 2 traffic stops/encounters. The Stolen Vehicle Operation utilizes data-driven evidence-based practices. In order to ensure these missions were informed and data driven, PPB SVO leadership collaborates with scientists and data analysis experts at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine. As a result of this unique continuing collaboration, the OHSU team of scientists have provided valuable peer review and ideas used to improve the process.

Below are the initial results from the May 10th multi-agency Stolen Vehicle Operation:
7 - traffic stops/encounters
4 - stolen vehicles
7 - custodies
2 - active arrest warrants serviced
2 - gun (one with full auto switch)
2 - vehicles eluded (both captured, both confirmed stolen)
1 - vehicle pursuit (captured)


Impressive Decreasing Trend in Stolen Vehicles

Over the last 12 months, stolen vehicle operations have consistently delivered results in reducing vehicle theft rates. In March 2023, there were 747 vehicles reported stolen. In March 2024, it was 442, an incredible 40% decrease.

More statistics:
April 2023: 24.4% decrease compared to the previous year (892 to 674)
May 2023: 23.7% decrease compared to the previous year (849 to 648)
June 2023: 26.7% decrease compared to the previous year (829 to 607)
July 2023: 29.7% decrease compared to the previous year (862 to 606)
August 2023: 35.3% decrease compared to the previous year (939 to 608)
September 2023: 25.5% decrease compared to the previous year (861 to 644)
October 2023: 36.6% decrease compared to the previous year (931 to 590)
November 2023: 44% decrease compared to the previous year (966 to 538)
December 2023: 42% decrease compared to the previous year (895 to 523)
January 2023: 56% decrease compared to the previous year (984 to 437)
February 2023: 48% decrease compared to the previous year (802 to 420)

Community members can find out more about stolen vehicle trends in Portland by going to our Open Data portal here: https://www.portland.gov/police/open-data/stolen-vehicle-statistics .

There are a lot of factors that go into crime trends, but enforcement efforts driven by data analysis, efficient use of limited resources, and interagency partnerships have been key factors in the reduction in car thefts in Portland. Car thefts are extremely impactful for victims, especially those who rely on their vehicles for their livelihoods. It's not just about the vehicles, either. Stolen vehicles are often used by suspects in other crimes including robberies and shootings. Interdicting those occupied stolen cars can prevent other crimes.

For more on East Precinct’s innovative use of data, to make fewer stops, resulting in better outcomes, visit: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/news/read.cfm?id=462764

Photo descriptions:
-Two officers escorting a shirtless man in handcuffs
-Two black semiautomatic handguns on a vehicle hood, with slides locked back, both with extended magazines, one black with blue tape, the other tan. One gun has an illegal accessory that makes the gun capable of fully automatic fire
-Another view of the automatic pistol
-Police vehicles from multiple agencies stopped behind a stolen vehicle on the I205 freeway
-Another view of the freeway stop
-A recovered stolen silver extended cab Ford F250 pickup with shredded tires in a parking lot, doors open
-Another view of the pickup with shredded rear tire, child’s safety car seat visible in the bed of the truck
-Officers from multiple agencies sitting in a conference room being briefed by operation planning officers

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PPB Expands Central Bike Squad (Photo) - 05/10/24

The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) is expanding the Central Bike Squad to increase its presence in Downtown Portland.

PPB’s Central Bike Squad is growing with the addition of four officers and one sergeant. The team of five will work Wednesday through Saturday, 2 p.m. until midnight, but will at times adjust for special missions. They will compliment a team of five that is already working Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.

“I am thrilled to be in a position to expand the Central Bike Squad,” PPB Chief Bob Day said. “Our Bike Squad does incredible work Downtown and growing the team will only improve upon that work. In addition, adding resources to our Bike Squad furthers my goals of transforming the dynamic between police and the public and reducing crime and the fear of crime.”

The officers and sergeant joining the Central Bike Squad will strategically address crime and livability issues, including drug dealing, unlawful weapons possession, stolen vehicles, graffiti, and other vandalism. They will also support Central Precinct Patrol response as well as PPB’s Entertainment Detail that works during the late-night hours on weekends.

Officers who ride bicycles are often more accessible to community members than those in cars. Also, being on bikes can improve response time to calls in the downtown core as they can ride places that patrol vehicles cannot go. And officers are better able to see, hear, and use their other senses to detect criminal activity and public safety issues.

Photo description: Central Bike Squad logo

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PPB Detectives Investigating Suspicious Death in Eliot Neighborhood - 05/10/24

Detectives are investigating a suspicious death in the Eliot Neighborhood.

On Thursday, May 9, 2024, at approximately 5:05 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to reports of a death at a home in the 2800 block of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. When officers arrived, they found an adult male deceased.

Based on evidence found at the scene, Homicide Detectives responded to investigate.

Additional information will be released when appropriate.

Anyone with information about this case, who has not yet spoken with investigators, is asked to contact Detective J.D. McGuire at jeff.mcguire@police.portlandoregon.gov or Detective Brent Christensen at brent.christensen@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-114610.

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Woman Facing Charges After Stabbing Cars with Knife, Igniting Car Fire (Photo) - 05/09/24

A woman is facing arson and menacing charges after stabbing two occupied cars with a knife, then igniting an unoccupied car on fire.

On Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 12:14p.m., Portland Police officers from Central Precinct responded to the area of Southwest Barbur Boulevard at Southwest 26th Avenue on a report of a woman running in traffic with a knife.

Officers arrived and located the suspect on Southwest Spring Garden Street at Southwest Barbur Boulevard. She was walking away from officers, and there were indications that she was in mental health crisis. An Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT) officer responded to assist with communication. The officers were able to convince her to toss away the knife and surrender.

Meanwhile, officers were alerted to a car fully engulfed in fire around the corner on the 8700 block of Southwest 26th Way, just south of Southwest Spring Garden Street. Portland Fire & Rescue responded and extinguished the flames.

Officers investigated and determined that the suspect, Elishama M. Mathews, 42, had used the knife to stab two passing vehicles, causing dents and scratches. She then lit the parked vehicle on fire shortly before police arrived. No one was injured.

The Portland Fire Investigations Unit responded to the scene to investigate. Mathews was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Arson in the Second Degree, Menacing (2 counts), and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree (2 counts).

The Portland Fire Investigations Unit comprises fire investigators with Portland Fire & Rescue, who are sworn law enforcement officers, and a detective with the Portland Police Bureau. The collaboration leverages the specialized training and skills needed to investigate fires, including analysis equipment and accelerant detecting dogs.

As primary responders to crisis calls, all Portland Police Bureau officers receive basic Crisis Intervention Training as well as annual CIT refresher training. In addition, the Bureau has volunteer officers from a variety of patrol assignments on the Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT). These officers will be the first responders dispatched by 9-1-1 to crisis calls that are determined to be related to an individual in crisis. ECIT officers receive additional training in order to identify risks during a behavioral crisis, utilize crisis communication techniques to help deescalate a person in crisis, and have knowledge of available community resources.

1-White sedan with doors and hood open, badly charred by fire
2-Orange flames shoot from a parked car on the curb of SW 26th Way, Portland Fire & Rescue spraying the fire
3-Several white scratches on the hood of a blue car
4-Open folding knife, silver colored blade with black handle, with broken blade tip

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Assistant Chief McMillan being sworn in
New Assistant Chief Among Several PPB Promotions (Photo) - 05/09/24

Portland Police Chief Bob Day has selected Commander Amanda McMillan as the new Assistant Chief of the Investigations Branch. Commander McMillan, a 22-year veteran of the Portland Police Bureau, most recently led the Professional Standards Division. She is a recent graduate of the FBI National Academy, which is a professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement managers nominated by their agency heads because of demonstrated leadership qualities.

In addition, Chief Day announced the Community Engagement Branch and the Services Branches will be combined, and will be led by Assistant Chief Chuck Lovell.

More information about PPB leadership is available here: https://www.portland.gov/police/chiefs-office/ppb-bios

Other appointments include Captain Jacob Jensen to be the new Commander of East Precinct. Captain Jensen, a 20-year veteran of the Portland Police Bureau, was previously assigned to the Specialized Resources Division.

In addition to these personnel, Chief Day swore in three new lieutenants, four new sergeants and four detectives at a ceremony held today, May 9, 2024. One sergeant and detective were sworn in prior to the ceremony.

The Bureau’s organizational chart can be found here: https://www.portland.gov/police/chiefs-office/documents/police-organizational-chart/download

Photo descriptions:

1-Assistant Chief McMillan, right hand raised, is sworn in by Chief Bob Day
2-A group photo of newly promoted PPB members

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Mission in North Portland Yields Positive Results (Photo) - 05/09/24

A mission in North Portland resulted in numerous arrests and the seizure of stolen vehicles.

On Wednesday, May 8, 2024, officers from the Portland Police Bureau’s Neighborhood Response Teams in North Precinct and East Precinct spent hours addressing chronic criminal activity, livability issues and drug dealing. The officers focused on the Jantzen Beach and Delta Park areas of North Portland, specifically areas impacted by a high volume of criminal activity and calls for service.

The mission resulted in:

Arrests 6

Warrants served 7

Subject stops 10

Stolen vehicles recovered 2

Methamphetamine seized 45 grams

The Portland Police Bureau remains committed to conducting future joint missions in other parts of the city in an effort to address criminal activity and livability issues.

Photo description: Woman arrested
Photo description: Drugs seized
Photo description: Vehicle stopped
Photo description: Vehicle stopped
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UPDATE: Suspect in Lloyd Neighborhood Shooting Arrested (Photo) - 05/09/24

A suspect has been arrested for the May 5, 2024 homicide of Bruce Glass in the Lloyd Neighborhood.

On Tuesday, May 7, 2024, officers with the Portland Police Bureau arrested David L. Carter, 54, of Portland, on drug and gun charges. Detectives determined Carter was involved in the Glass homicide several days earlier. On Wednesday, May 8, 2024, Carter was charged with the following: Murder in the Second Degree and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Carter is currently lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center.

Glass’ family has notified of the arrest.

Anyone with information on this incident, who has not yet spoken to police, is asked to contact Detective Meghan Burkeen at Meghan.Burkeen@police.portlandoregon.gov or Detective Brian Sims at Brian.Sims@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-110613.

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***Original Messages Below***

The victim in the Lloyd Neighborhood shooting has been identified as Bruce O. Glass, 45, 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 Glass died of homicide by gunshot wound.

Anyone with information on this incident, who has not yet spoken to police, is asked to contact Detective Meghan Burkeen at Meghan.Burkeen@police.portlandoregon.gov or Detective Brian Sims at Brian.Sims@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-110613.

Photo description: Portrait of Bruce Glass

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***Original Message Below***

On Sunday, May 5th, 2024 at approximately 4:10 a.m., officers from the North Precinct responded to the 300 block of NE Weidler Street on a report of a shooting.

Officers arrived on scene and located a deceased adult male. No suspect or suspects were immediately located.

Detectives from the Portland Police Homicide Detail and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division have responded to begin an investigation. There will be a large police presence here for several hours.

Anyone with information on this incident who has not yet spoken to police is asked to contact Detective Meghan Burkeen at Meghan.Burkeen@police.portlandoregon.gov or Detective Brian Sims at Brian.Sims@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-110613.

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

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PPB Releases New Podcast on Sex Trafficking (Photo) - 05/08/24

The Portland Police Bureau is releasing a new edition of the Talking Beat podcast featuring a discussion about sex trafficking.

Every year, women, men and children are trafficked worldwide – including in the Portland. Human Trafficking—which includes sex trafficking—occurs every day on our streets. Not only does this crime deeply impact its victims, it can also have wide-reaching criminal components that include illegal drugs, guns and livability issues that affect neighborhoods.

The podcast includes a discussion on the collaborative and victim-centered approach of the Human Trafficking Unit, which in addition to PPB includes Victim Advocate and human trafficking survivor Robin Miller and Multnomah County Senior Deputy District Attorney JR Ujifusa.

https://www.portland.gov/police/news/2024/5/8/talking-beat-sex-trafficking-portland

Photo description: Talking Beat graphic

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UPDATE: Suspect Arrested in Connection to March Homicide - 05/08/24

A suspect has been arrested for the March 17, 2024 homicide of Aaron Beasley in Downtown Portland.

On Tuesday, May 7, 2024, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested 33-year-old Alexander J. Lewis in Gresham. Lewis was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on the following charges: Murder in the Second Degree, Unlawful Use of a Firearm, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Beasley’s family has been notified of the arrest.

Anyone with information about this case, who has not yet spoken to investigators, is asked to contact Detective Jennifer Hertzler jennifer.hertzler@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-1040 or Detective Joseph Corona joseph.corona@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0508 and reference case number 24-66219.

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***Original Messages Below***

The victim of the March 17 homicide in Downtown Portland has been identified as Aaron K. Beasley, 33, of Portland. His family has been notified of his death and they are requesting privacy at this time.

The Medical Examiner has confirmed manner and cause of death to be homicide by gunshot wound.

Detectives continue to investigate this case. Anyone who knew Beasley, or anyone with information about this case, is asked to contact Detective Jennifer Hertzler jennifer.hertzler@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-1040 or Detective Joseph Corona joseph.corona@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0508 and reference case number 24-66219.

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***Original Message Below***

On Sunday, March 17, 2024, at 11:46 p.m., officers from the Central Precinct responded to a shooting call in the 800 block of Southwest 10th Avenue. When officers arrived, they found a man who was suffering from a gunshot wound. 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 Jennifer Hertzler jennifer.hertzler@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-1040 or Detective Joseph Corona joseph.corona@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0508. Please reference case number 24-66219.

During the investigation, Southwest 10th Avenue will be closed from Southwest Taylor Street to Southwest Yamhill 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.

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Police Ask For Assistance In Identifying Burglar (Photo) - 05/08/24

Investigators from the Central Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) are asking the public for help in identifying a suspected burglar (see attached pictures) from a string of residential burglaries in the Northwest area.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact NRT Officer S. Bourasa at centralbikesquad@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 23-330737.

Photo Descriptions:
1-4 Pictures of suspected burglar from home security camera.

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Pedestrian Dies After Weekend Crash in Madison South Neighborhood - 05/07/24

The pedestrian involved in this crash on May 4, 2024, has died. He is identified as Federico Pedro Pascual, 52.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Traffic Investigations Unit at (503) 823-2103 or crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case #24-109751.

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***Original Message Below***
A pedestrian is in the hospital with serious injuries after a crash in the Madison South Neighborhood, and a driver has been arrested.

On Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 2:06a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of a crash at Northeast Halsey Street and Northeast 92nd Avenue. When officers and paramedics arrived, they found an adult male seriously hurt. He was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The Portland Police Traffic Division Major Crash Team responded to the scene to investigate. The Traffic Investigator determined that a driver of a 2007 Toyota Sequoia SUV struck the man. She remained at the scene. Officers determined that she was impaired and arrested her. Nicole M. Land, 23, of Milwaukie, Oregon, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Assault in the Second Degree, Reckless Driving, and Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants.

Halsey was closed during the on-scene investigation but has since reopened. The case remains under investigation. If anyone has information about the incident, please contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov, attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 24-109751.

More information will be released as appropriate.

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Suspect Arrested for Sex Crimes, Additional Victims Sought (Photo) - 05/07/24

A suspect is behind bars for sex crimes against three women in the houseless community and the Portland Police Bureau is seeking additional victims.

On Wednesday, April 10, 2024, a Grand Jury indicted Zachary L. Andrews for sex crimes against three women experiencing houselessness. The assaults were reported between October 2021 and October 2022.

On Wednesday, April 24, 2024, U.S. Marshals arrested Andrews. He was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on the following charges: Rape in the First Degree (three counts), Sex Abuse in the First Degree (three counts), Strangulation (three counts), Assault in the Fourth Degree (three counts), Sodomy in the First Degree (two counts), Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the First Degree, and Kidnapping in the First Degree.

Detectives believe Andrews, who also goes by ‘Cadillac,’ may have victimized additional women in the houseless community. Andrews’ photo is being released in an effort to locate additional victims. Anyone with information about crimes involving Andrews is asked to contact Detective Nathan Wollstein at nathan.wollstein@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 22-270281.

Photo description: Andrews’ booking photos from 2023

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UPDATE: Woman Arrested in Connection to Case of Missing Child - 05/03/24

A five-year-old boy who was missing for hours is safe and one person has been arrested and charged with Kidnapping in the Second Degree.

On Thursday, May 2, at approximately, 8:00 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to reports of a missing child in the area of Southeast 151st Avenue and Southeast Stark Street. Officers launched an immediate investigation and determined that five-year-old Tra’Veon Lewis left his property at 2:30 p.m. with an unknown woman. Officers, with the help of PPB detectives, and state and federal partners, spent all night canvassing Southeast Portland looking for the boy. Through the investigation, authorities developed the following timeline:

2:30 p.m. Tra’Veon leaves his property with unknown woman

5:30 p.m. Tra’Veon and woman spotted at gas station near Southeast 148th Avenue and Southeast Stark Street

7:25 p.m. Tra’Veon and woman board a Trimet bus near Southeast 162nd Avenue and Southeast Stark Street and ride to Southeast 174th Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard.

7:53 p.m. Tra’Veon and woman board a Trimet bus near Southeast 174th Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard and ride to Southeast 162nd Avenue and Southeast Division Street.

8:19 p.m. Tra’Veon and woman spotted walking in the area of Southeast 122nd Avenue and Southeast Division Street.

On Friday, May 3, 2024, shortly before 7:00 a.m., after seeing the media coverage of the missing child, an alert community member called 911 after spotting Tra’Veon and the woman in the area of Southeast 151st Avenue and Southeast Mill Street. Officers responded and took Tra’Veon into protective custody. The woman was detained for questioning.

Other than the woman frequenting the area and occasionally seeing Tra’Veon outside his home, detectives have found no connection between the two. The woman, identified as 31-year-old LeeAnne N. Osborne, was arrested and lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on the following charge: Kidnapping in the Second Degree.

PPB would like to thank its partners including the Oregon State Police, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Trimet for assistance with this case.

This is an open, active investigation and additional details will be released when appropriate. Meantime, anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Brian Sims at brian.sims@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-2079 and reference case number 24-108685.

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***Original Messages Below***

The Portland Police Bureau is relieved to report that Tra'Veon Lewis was found safe in Southeast Portland at approximately 6:45 a.m.

We appreciate the assistance of the community and the media. Additional information will be shared as soon as it is appropriate to do so.

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***Original Messages Below**

Updated information has been obtained and Tra’Veon Lewis has been seen riding busses on Southeast Division Street with two unknown adults, and has possibly been kidnapped by strangers. The search has been expanded, primarily focused on Southeast Division Street between Southeast 122nd Avenue and Southeast 162nd Avenue.

The attached photo shows the clothing Tra’Veon was wearing, including a red or orange sweatshirt with a multicolor “Champion” logo on the front and multicolored shorts. He has short braided hair parted in the middle. The adults he was seen with are a white male wearing a tan hooded sweatshirt over an orange sweatshirt, blue backpack, wearing a blue facemask. The other adult is a white female with long blonde hair in two braids, black shirt with round silver decorations, gray or black leggings, and a necklace with a cross medallion. They’ve been seen pulling a red wagon and pushing a black wheelchair.

If anyone sees Tra’Veon or has any information about where he is now, please call 911 and reference case number 24-108685. If anyone has information that is non time sensitive, please e-mail missing@police.portlandoregon.gov.

Photo descriptions: 3 pictures from bus surveillance showing 2 adult suspects and Tra’Veon

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***Original Message Below***

A 5-year-old boy is missing, last seen in the Centennial Neighborhood, and the Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public’s help to look for him.

Tra’Veon Lewis, 5, was last seen about 8:00p.m. at a bus stop in the area of Southeast 162nd Avenue and Southeast Division Street. He was last seen wearing a red or blue solid color shirt and multi color Toy Story shorts.

If anyone sees Tra’Veon or has any information about where he is now, please call 911 and reference case number 24-108685. If anyone has information that is non-time sensitive, please e-mail missing@police.portlandoregon.gov.

Photo descriptions:
Close up of Tra’Veon’s face
Photo of Tra’Veon wearing glasses and smiling

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Map
UPDATE #3: PPB Identifies Those Arrested at PSU (Photo) - 05/03/24

On May 2, 2024, Portland Police Officers made a total of 30 arrests, which included at least 6 Portland State students. Portland State University Officers put one individual on a police mental health hold and arrested one other person.

The following were booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center during the course of the day:

--Ari Albertson, of Portland, 23, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, Resisting Arrest, Interfering with a Peace Officer

--James C. Bailey IV, 22, unknown city of residence, Attempted Assault on a Public Safety Officer, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree

--Vincent Benedetti, 21, of Portland, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree

--James G. Coats, 32, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

--Michael E. Dusek, 47, of Portland, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree

--Claire E. Granger, 22, of Portland, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree

--Ann Harrell, AKA: Jackson White, 18, of Beaverton, Oregon, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree

--Frank O. Krehky, 40, of Portland, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, PV Warrant

--Luca Lajeuness, 23 of Portland, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree

--Elijah M. Lane, 29, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Assault on a Public Safety Officer, Burglary in the Second Degree, Resisting Arrest

--Jack Manchester, 19, Portland, Resisting Arrest, Escape in the Third Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer

--Isabelle I. Martinez, 21, of Portland, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree

--Lorri J. McMahon, 60, of Portland, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree

--Will S. Parzybok, 23, of Tigard, Oregon, Assault on a Public Safety Officer, Interfering with a Peace Officer

--Quinton P. Paul, 26, of Portland, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree

--Thomas Pulliam, 22, of Council, ID, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, Resisting Arrest, Interfering with a Peace Officer

--Wren J. Raggio, 21 of Portland. Resisting Arrest, Attempt Assault on a Public Safety Officer in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree

--Michael Reams, 19, of Milwaukie, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree

--Sharlea Ruter-Brewer, AKA Ray Brewer, 18, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer,, Harassment, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree

--Emma Wallace, 35, of Portland, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree

--Taylor Wallau, 31, of Portland, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree

PSU
--Unidentified Male, Police Mental Health Hold


The following were booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center during the evening/night:

--Juliet Ashley, 26, of Portland, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree

--Alissa Azar, 33 of Portland, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree

--Jordan Cooper, 31, of Portland, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree

--Joshua Day, 25, of Albany, Oregon, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree

--Morgan Grover, 33, of Portland, Burglary in the Second Degree

--Anthony Martino, 33, of Portland, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, Resist Arrest

--Lauren Simmons, 34, of Portland, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree

--Lev D Turner, 24, of Portland, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, Resisting Arrest, Assault on a Public Safety Officer

--Jonathan Yeager, 23, address unknown, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree

PSU Arrest
--Jared Essig, 45, address unknown, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree


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***Original Message below***


Additional arrests have been made at PSU’s library after trespassers illegally entered the building again despite efforts to secure it. Preliminary count is 30 arrests over the course of the day. Officers will continue to monitor for criminal activity and will make arrests when lawful and appropriate.

Today’s effort got underway at approximately 6:00 a.m., when Portland Police Officers from all three precincts established a crime scene perimeter around the PSU library in a coordinated fashion. After numerous announcements encouraging people to leave the library, officers then entered the building, moved to the top floor, then began a deliberate, methodical, and safety- focused clearing of the building. While officers encountered no resistance while clearing the top floors of the PSU library, they did encounter barricades, acts of vandalism including damage to the fire alarm system, and items which appeared staged for potential assault on officers sent to reclaim the space.

Over the next two hours, officers worked their way slowly and carefully through the building. When they reached the first floor, they encountered a heavily barricaded door, the opening of which required the efforts of several officers. Once open, officers encountered floors coated with paint and soap, or some other slippery substance. Officers encountered limited resistance, but one suspect deployed a fire extinguisher at an officer. That suspect was arrested, along with two others inside the building.

The remaining occupiers, having received repeated warnings and notice that they were subject to arrest for trespass, fled. Many of them were carrying improvised shields. One suspect attempted to strike an officer with a shield and was arrested.

As officers moved the arrested suspects into a custody van, a hostile crowd surrounded the van. Officers requested additional help from the Oregon State Police Mobile Response Team to move the crowd to allow the transport to leave. That required some uses of force as well, and the crowd followed the van all the way to the I-405 freeway, and participants even went on the freeway. Additional arrests were made.

At 9:30a.m., officers reported that the library building was cleared. Officers secured that scene to allow for PSU contractors to secure the building. That process took several hours and a hostile crowd remained on scene.

While officers assigned to assist with the operation did deploy some pepper spray. Some officers carried 40mm less-lethal launchers with orange shoulder straps. These tools are standard and issued to patrol officers who have been trained and qualified in their use. Their use is regulated by PPB use of force policy, but again no munitions were deployed.

PSU secured the library with plywood and erected a fence, and as planned, Portland officers left the scene. A short time later, PPB was notified that trespassers had torn down the fence and broken back into the library. Officers returned and ordered them out of the library; 8 more were arrested, including 1 by PSU Campus Safety.

Officers moved trespassers out of the park, which was closed. Some groups then began splintering off into multiple marches in the streets. Officers monitored the marchers from a distance, but they wandered away.

The identities of those arrested will be released once a full list has been completed.

Seven officers suffered injuries, the most serious was a knee injury that required ambulance transport to the hospital. Other injuries are still being assessed or were minor.

Photos and videos of today’s operation have been posted here: https://twitter.com/PPBAlerts .

This investigation is still in early stages. It is important to remember that although arrests are not always made at the scene, when tensions are high, this does not mean that people are not being charged with crimes later. Portland Police are continuing to investigate crimes committed in the library and will continue to make arrests when appropriate and forward cases to the Multnomah County District Attorney for prosecution.

Some wanted suspects are being sought. See related news release here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/news/read.cfm?id=533461

If anyone has information about crimes committed or the identity of those who committed them, or video, photos, or other evidence, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-105937.

photo description: Three arrested suspects in handcuffs seated inside the library being guarded by three police officers

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***Original Message Below***

The effort to clear the Portland State University Library is underway this morning. The Portland Police Bureau is closing several blocks around the library during this operation (see map). The closure is inside the bounds of Southwest Broadway and Southwest 11th Avenue, between Southwest Mill Street and Southwest College Street. Pedestrian and vehicular traffic is open on Southwest Broadway.

This is expected to be an operation that lasts several hours. PPB will be providing regular, ongoing updates on our event page on Twitter/X. Follow https://twitter.com/PPBAlerts for updates.

Photo description: Map of closure area around PSU Library

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***Original Message Below***


The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) is actively collaborating with Portland State University (PSU) to address the illegal activities at the university’s Millar Library. After a group of protesters departed from a peaceful First Amendment gathering and unlawfully entered the campus building on Monday, the PPB has been working in partnership with city leaders, other municipal bureaus, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, and Portland State University to ensure a safe resolution.

It is important to emphasize that a tremendous amount of work is being done in the background to find a resolution to this event. Among those efforts, PPB and PSU administration have made numerous attempts to begin a dialogue with the participants. So far, our efforts have not been successful.

The Portland Police Bureau places an emphasis on de-escalation, and time is a key de-escalation tactic that we use whenever possible. If police action can be delayed to a time when conditions are safer, we will do so. An example of this occurred on Tuesday evening. A plan was in place to resolve the library incident. However, conditions changed, and the Incident Commander made the decision to delay for the wellbeing of all concerned. PPB members pride themselves on being flexible and thoughtful in their approach to the important public safety work we do, and this decision is further evidence of that.

A rumor has circulated that the planned operation was scuttled due to a decision made by the District Attorney’s office. That rumor is false. District Attorney Mike Schmidt and his team have offered their full support to PPB efforts to resolve the situation. Should arrests be made, we will continue to work with the DA’s office to ensure cases are effectively investigated and prosecuted whenever possible and appropriate.

PPB has received and is concerned about the reports of serious damage to the library and the blocking of exits. We ask that people in the library keep exits clear and refrain from damaging safety infrastructure so that in the event of an emergency exits remain open and operable.

“Portland Police personnel swear an oath to protect constitutional first amendment rights and we are committed to ensuring safety for all Portlanders who exercise their lawful right to assemble and express themselves, but as a city we will not allow criminal behavior that disrupts our community,” said Portland Police Chief Bob Day. “We will pursue all efforts at de-escalation, but make no mistake PPB will take appropriate action to do our part to hold individuals and groups accountable for their criminal conduct. I have the utmost faith that our PPB membership will continue to perform in the most professional manner.”

This is a fluid situation, and PPB is grateful for the patience of our community, especially the Portland State University community, as we work toward a tempered, methodical, and professional resolution to this matter.

We urge those who genuinely support the cause to clearly reject the criminal, threatening, and destructive tactics used in the takeover of the library, which is distinct from the peaceful protest that preceded it and continues outside. Those who choose to remain and engage in these unlawful actions risk arrest and prosecution.


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Attached Media Files: Map , Arrests in library
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PPB Needs Public's Help Locating People Who Fled From PSU Library (Photo) - 05/02/24

The Portland Police Bureau is attempting to identify more than a dozen people who fled from the PSU library.

On Thursday, May 2, 2024, as PPB officers were clearing the library following a days-long occupation, 18 people fled from the building. PPB needs the public's help identifying the individuals.

Anyone with information on their identities, or other information about criminal activity connected to this incident, is encouraged to contact the Portland Police Bureau via crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-105937.

Photo description: Suspects
Photo description: Suspects

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Burned FIU
Burned FIU
Portland Police Training Vehicles Burned, Arson Investigation Underway (Photo) - 05/02/24

At least 15 Portland Police Training Vehicles were damaged or destroyed by an arsonist.

On Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 1:55a.m., Portland Police North Precinct was dispatched to assist Portland Fire & Rescue at the Portland Police Training Division, located in the 14900 block of Northeast Airport Way. When they arrived they found at least 15 vehicles in a fenced training area were burning. Firefighters extinguished the fires. The building was undamaged, and no injuries were reported.

The Portland Fire Investigations Unit responded to the scene to investigate these suspected arson fires.

If anyone has information about this arson case, please contact Portland Police Detective Meredith Hopper at Meredith.Hopper@police.portlandoregon.gov or call the PF&R Fire Investigation Unit’s tip line, 503-823- FIRE (3473). Please reference case number 24-108126.

The Portland Fire Investigations Unit comprises fire investigators with Portland Fire & Rescue, who are sworn law enforcement officers, and a detective with the Portland Police Bureau. The collaboration leverages the specialized training and skills needed to investigate fires, including analysis equipment and accelerant detecting dogs.

Photo descriptions:
Black Portland Police Bureau vehicle with heavy fire damage to left front quarter
Blue and white Portland Police Bureau vehicle with metal training wraparound PIT bumper burned
2 vehicles burning in a parking lot
A police vehicle burning behind a large propane tank


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Commercial grade firework
Commercial grade firework
Suspects Cause Property Damage Downtown, Deploy Fireworks (Photo) - 05/01/24

Commercial-grade fireworks were detonated, windows were broken, and property was spray painted by a group of suspects marching through Downtown Portland.

On Wednesday, May 1, 2024, the Portland Police Bureau learned of a planned march in the evening and some information that some were calling for property destruction. Efforts were made to notify downtown businesses and property owners. At about 5:00p.m., Central Precinct officers were alerted to a group gathered in the area of Southwest Park Avenue and Southwest Clay Street, although there were no crimes reported initially.

At about 6:30p.m., reports began coming in that a group of marchers was blocking traffic, and then that one or more suspects were breaking windows and damaging property. At least one report of an explosion came in to police. Reports suggested that many members of the group were uniformly dressed in all black.

Officers from throughout the city responded to assist Central Precinct to patrol the area, take reports of damage, and investigate the crimes committed. No immediate arrests were made. Arrests do not always happen in the moment. Individuals who engage in violent activity or property destruction will be investigated and are subject to arrest and prosecution. PPB will continue to conduct follow-up investigations, make arrests, and forward cases to the Multnomah County District Attorney for prosecution. It is important to remember that although arrests are not always made at the scene, when tensions are high, this does not mean that people are not being charged with crimes later.

At least one undetonated commercial-grade mortar was recovered (photo), and was made safe by the Metro Area Explosives Disposal Unit.

Among the businesses damaged include banks, coffee shops, cell phone and electronics stores, retail clothing and accessories shops, and property belonging to Portland State University. No reports of injuries have been made.

These acts of destruction are being investigated. If anyone has information about these cases, including surveillance video, photos, or other evidence, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-107815.

Photo descriptions:
A commercial grade mortar in a brown paper wrapping, green fuse protruding from the top
A large commercial picture window at a cell phone store shattered
A large commercial picture window at a clothing and accessories shop shattered
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PPB Seeks Input on Directive (Photo) - 05/01/24

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 Directive(s) 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.

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

Review Period: 5/1/2024 – 5/31/2024
• 0670.00, TriMet Enforcement

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 Policies and Procedures

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Traffic Alert: Steel Bridge Closed for Train Derailment - 04/29/24

Train derails on Steel Bridge, traffic impacted.

On Monday, April 29th, 2024 at approximately 6:03 a.m., officers from Central and North Precinct responded to the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River to assist the Portland Fire Bureau with reports of a freight train derailment.

Officers currently have all lanes, sidewalks and pedestrian paths closed. This will impact traffic for several hours this morning, including MAX light rail. There are no reported injuries.

More information will be released when appropriate.

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Portrait of victim Charles Hassel
Portrait of victim Charles Hassel
UPDATE #3: Suspect in St. Johns Neighborhood Murder of Charles Hassel Arrested (Photo) - 04/27/24

The suspect in a February 5th fatal shooting in the St. Johns Neighborhood has been arrested.

On Friday, April 26, 2024, the United States Marshal’s Service Fugitive Task Force located and arrested Harold “Bob” Dulaney, 53, in Portland and he is currently in police custody. He was transported to a hospital for treatment of pre-existing medical conditions. PPB anticipates he will be booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on his arrest warrant upon his discharge from the hospital.

Victim Charles Hassel’s family has been notified of the arrest.

The Portland Police Bureau is grateful for the help of the U.S. Marshals Service and the members of our community who kept a lookout for the suspect.

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***Original Messages Below***

The suspect in a February 5th fatal shooting in the St. Johns Neighborhood is being identified and the Portland Police Bureau is asking for information about his location in an effort to arrest him.

Investigation by PPB Homicide Unit detectives has led them to a primary suspect, Harold “Bob” Dulaney, 53, of Portland. There is an active arrest warrant for Dulaney for Murder in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Efforts to locate him have so far been unsuccessful.

He is a Caucasian male, 53-years-old, 6’3” in height, 260lbs with brown hair and hazel eyes. He is known to walk in a hunched posture and uses a cane. The evening of the homicide, he was wearing a black winter coat with gray accents on the shoulders.

Dulaney’s photos are being released in an effort to assist in his location and arrest. He is considered armed and dangerous. If anyone sees him or knows his where he is now, they should not approach but call 911 with information on his location, direction of travel if applicable, and a detailed description of his clothing.

If anyone has non time-sensitive information about Dulaney or his location, please contact Detective Jason Koenig at jason.koenig@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0889 or Detective William Winters at william.winters@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0466. Please reference case number 24-29431.

Photo descriptions:
DMV photo of Dulaney wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt over a yellow shirt
Screenshot from surveillance video showing Dulaney in a bar wearing all black and holding a cane

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***Original Messages Below***

The victim of the deadly shooting inside a bar in the St Johns Neighborhood has been identified as Charles Hassel, 56, of Portland. His family has been notified of his death. They are asking for privacy at this time, but they did provide a photo for public release.

The Medical Examiner determined Hassel died of homicide by gunshot wound.

If anyone has information about this incident, they are asked to please contact Detective Jason Koenig at jason.koenig@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0889 or Detective William Winters at william.winters@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0466. Please reference case number 24-29431.

Photo description: Portrait of Charles Hassel

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***Original Message Below***

On Monday, February 5, 2024, at 9:39 p.m., officers from the North Precinct responded to a shooting call at a bar in the 8700 block of North Lombard Street. When officers arrived, they found a man who was deceased. No arrests have been made and no one has been detained.

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 Jason Koenig at jason.koenig@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0889 or Detective William Winters at william.winters@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0466. Please reference case number 24-29431.

During the investigation, North Lombard Street will be closed from North Baltimore Avenue to North Alta 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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Attached Media Files: Portrait of victim Charles Hassel