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Driver and Dog Seriously Injured in Rollover Crash in Industrial Northwest Portland: Traffic #ALERT - 03/22/19

On March 22, 2019 at 6:35 P.M., Central Precinct officers and medical crews were dispatched to the 3800 Block of Northwest Front Avenue on a report of a crash involving a semi and a passenger car. When they arrived, they found a car on its top and a driver and a dog inside with serious injuries. While firefighters and paramedics treated the injured, officers blocked traffic between Northwest Kittridge Avenue and Northwest 26th Place. The driver was transported to the hospital with serious injuries, and the dog was transported to Dove Lewis Animal Hospital.

Initial information suggests that the semi was turning and the car struck the trailer of the semi, causing the car to roll over. The driver of the semi was not injured.

Due to the seriousness of the injuries, the Portland Police Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation. Northwest Front Avenue is expected to be closed for several hours.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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SECOND UPDATE: PPB Arrests Sex Assault Suspect After Tips from the Public - 03/21/19

After quick and detailed coverage in the local media about this case, Portland Police Bureau Child Abuse Team Detectives received a number of tips from the public identifying the suspect. Officers located the suspect and arrested him in the 3300 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard. The suspect confessed to the crimes in an interview with the detectives.

The suspect was identified as Dontai D. Howe, a 30 year-old male. He will be lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Sodomy 1 and Sex Abuse 1.

"Thanks to the local media for circulating the suspect photograph and to the public for the numerous tips identifying this suspect," said Chief Danielle Outlaw, "This is a great example of how we work together to hold accountable those who prey upon the most vulnerable."

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UPDATE: Further Information about Incident of Child Sex Assault

The reported child sex assault occurred Sunday, March 17, 2019, at about 3:20 p.m., in a restroom at the Pioneer Place Mall located at 340 SW Morrison Street. The victim is a six year old boy. Investigators are very interested in hearing from anyone who may know the identity of the suspect or who may have witnessed something connected to this crime.

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PPB Seeks Public's Help Identifying Suspect in Child Sex Assault Case

The Portland Police Bureau is publishing a photograph in the hopes that the public can help identify the suspect in a child sex assault case. If anyone has information about the suspect's identity, please contact Detective Steve Gandy at (503) 823-0185 or at Stephen.Gandy@portlandoregon.gov

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UPDATE: Victim Identified in Fatal Traffic Crash-Suspect Still Outstanding (Photo) - 03/21/19

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office has identified the victim who was struck in the fatal hit and run crash on March 19th as 85 year-old Ortrud F. Vatheuer, a Portland resident. Her family has been notified.(Photo)

Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division investigators are still seeking information about the identity of the involved driver and suspect vehicle involved in the incident. Anyone with tips, can contact the Traffic Division at (503) 823-2103.

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PPB's Major Crash Team Responding to Hit and Run Traffic Fatality-Pedestrian Killed
On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at 6:59 A.M., Central Precinct Officers responded to reports of a pedestrian struck at Southwest Carson Street and Southwest 45th Avenue.

The pedestrian, who was struck was pronounced deceased after life-saving efforts were unsuccessful. The pedestrian is an adult female.

The vehicle believed to be involved was described as a red or burgundy older van. It was last seen Northbound on 45th Avenue after the crash.

The Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division's Major Crash Team was activated to investigate the crash. 45th Avenue from Garden Home to Carson Street is closed completely and is expected to remain so for 4-6 hours while this incident is investigated.

Anyone with information about this crash is encouraged to call non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

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UPDATE: Further Information about Incident of Child Sex Assault in Downtown Portland - 03/21/19

The reported child sex assault occurred Sunday, March 17, 2019, at about 3:20 p.m., in a restroom at the Pioneer Place Mall located at 340 SW Morrison Street. The victim is a six year old boy. Investigators are very interested in hearing from anyone who may know the identity of the suspect or who may have witnessed something connected to this crime.

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PPB Seeks Public's Help Identifying Suspect in Child Sex Assault Case

The Portland Police Bureau is publishing a photograph in the hopes that the public can help identify the suspect in a child sex assault case. If anyone has information about the suspect's identity, please contact Detective Steve Gandy at (503) 823-0185 or at Stephen.Gandy@portlandoregon.gov

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PPB Seeks Public's Help Identifying Suspect in Child Sex Assault Case (Photo) - 03/21/19

The Portland Police Bureau is publishing a photograph in the hopes that the public can help identify the suspect in a child sex assault case. If anyone has information about the suspect's identity, please contact Detective Steve Gandy at (503) 823-0185 or at Stephen.Gandy@portlandoregon.gov

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UPDATE: PPB Arrests Suspect Related to Stabbing (Photo) - 03/21/19

On Sunday, March 17, 2019, at 2:20 a.m., East Precinct Officers located the suspect involved in the stabbing in the 6400 block of Southeast 129th Place the evening prior. The suspect was arrested in the 5500 block of Southeast 128th Avenue. The suspect was identified as 43 year-old Ivory Joe Watkins, Jr. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on an Assault I charge. (PHOTO)

Assault Detective Christopher Traynor is the primary investigator. If anyone has information about this incident, they should contact Detective Traynor at (503) 823-0889 or at christopher.traynor@portlandoregon.gov

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PPB Investigating Stabbing in Pleasant Valley Neighborhood-Male Sustains Life Threatening Injuries
On Saturday, March 16, 2019, at approximately 6:45 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a person stabbed in the area of the 6400 block of Southeast 129th Place.

Officers arrived in the area and located an injured adult male victim. The victim was transported to a Portland hospital by ambulance where he is being treated for life-threatening injuries.

Investigators believe the victim and the suspect are known to each other and are not associated with the location of the incident. There is no identified risk to the community related to this incident.

The Portland Police Bureau's Assault Detectives will be the primary investigators for this case. Anyone with information about this incident or suspect is asked to contact Assault Detectives at 503-823-0400.

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Correction: PPB Arrests Carjacking Suspect-Vehicle Recovered (Photo) - 03/20/19

The suspect from this incident has been identified as 25-year-old Robin Sanford Bay, not George Sanford Bay.

Robbery Detective Hiedi Housley is the primary investigator. If anyone has information about either of these cases, she can be contacted at (503) 823-1063. Detective Housley is still interested in hearing from the victim of the second incident.

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On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at 11:38 a.m., a male was in his vehicle at the Burgerville drive-through at Southeast 12th Avenue and Southeast Hawthorne Street when another male approached him and threatened him. The suspect demanded the victim's vehicle upon threat of injury with a bottle. The suspect drove off in the victim's vehicle, a green Ford Ranger. The victim was not injured.

At about 12:02 p.m., a call came into dispatch about a truck that was blocking the driveway near the 600 block of Southeast Cesar Chavez Boulevard. The truck was the same one taken in the earlier robbery. While officers checked the area, they were flagged down by a witness who reported a pedestrian had just been robbed of their cell phone by a male suspect, whose description matched the previous robber's description. The victim of the robbery of the cell phone has not reported this to the police at this time.

Officers located the suspect in the 4400 block of Northeast Glisan Street and arrested him. The suspect's identity is still unknown and he is being booked under "John Doe" at the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Robbery I and Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle.

Robbery Detective Hiedi Housley is the primary investigator. If anyone has information about either of these cases, she can be contacted at (503) 823-1063 or at hiedi.housley@portlandoregon.gov . Detective Housley is interested in hearing from the victim of the second incident.

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PPB Releases Report Connected to Strategic Plan Input - 03/19/19

The Portland Police Bureau is releasing the Strategic Insights Report, which summarizes the major perceptions and findings from the data collection and outreach efforts recently conducted as part of the strategic planning process. The report can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/725900

The purpose of this outreach was to assess the perception of policing in Portland and to provide guidance in developing the Bureau's five-year Strategic Plan. The Strategic Insights Report includes information collected through community and bureau focus groups, public meetings, sworn and professional staff surveys, and a community survey. The Portland Police Bureau's Strategic Insights Report was completed by outside consultant Coraggio Group in partnership with JLA Public Involvement.

"The Strategic Insights Report is not the Strategic Plan, but a tool to help guide us in the development of a plan," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "Thank you to all the community members and Bureau members who shared their perceptions and feedback with us. Some of this information demonstrates to us that we need to do a better job communicating what we do and why we do it."

The following is a breakdown of the respondents:
o Community survey (which was posted online) was answered by 3,100 respondents.
o 15 community specific focus groups, with approximately 165 participants
o 3 public meetings with approximately 120 participants
o 35 one-on-one interviews with stakeholders
o Four internal focus groups with 65 sworn and professional staff members and some input from pre-existing PPB sworn and professional surveys

To learn more about the Bureau's Strategic Plan and its process, visit: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/76886


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PPB's Major Crash Team Responding to Hit and Run Traffic Fatality-Pedestrian Killed - 03/19/19

On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at 6:59 A.M., Central Precinct Officers responded to reports of a pedestrian struck at Southwest Carson Street and Southwest 45th Avenue.

The pedestrian, an adult female, who was struck was pronounced deceased after life-saving efforts were unsuccessful.

The vehicle believed to be involved was described as a red or burgundy older van. It was last seen Northbound on 45th Avenue after the crash.

The Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division's Major Crash Team was activated to investigate the crash. 45th Avenue from Garden Home to Carson Street is closed completely and is expected to remain so for 4-6 hours while this incident is investigated.

Anyone with information about this crash is encouraged to call non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

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PPB's Major Crash Team Investigating Crash Involving Officer-2 Injured - 03/19/19

On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at 12:20 A.M., East Precinct Officers responded to reports of a loud vehicle crash heard in the area of Northbound I-205, South of Division Street. A witness reported a police vehicle was involved in the crash.

Officers arrived and determined a Portland Police Bureau Officer was involved in the crash and was pinned in. The officer was extracted and transported to an area hospital. The officer is in serious, but not life threatening condition.

The other person involved in the crash, an adult female, was transported to an area hospital as well. The female was also reported to have serious, but not life threatening injuries.
Preliminary information suggests the officer was working a static detail at a construction site when a dark colored SUV hit the officer from behind.

The Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division's Major Crash Team was activated to investigate the crash. Northbound I-205 at Powell Boulevard is closed completely and is expected to remain so for 4-6 hours while this incident is investigated.

Anyone with information about this crash is encouraged to call non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333. Specifically, anyone who may have witnessed the dark colored SUV driving just prior to the crash, is encouraged to contact police. Information will be updated as it becomes available.

The Portland Police Bureau reminds the public to slow down and move over a lane to allow emergency responders room to safely do their jobs.

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PPB Conducting Shooting Investigation-Suspect Arrested, No Injuries - 03/17/19

On March 17, 2019 at 4:57 P.M., East Precinct officers responded to a disturbance at the Meadow Lark Apartments, located at the 3600 Block of Southeast 112th Avenue. Officers learned a shot was fired during the incident.

Officers determined the suspect and the victim knew each other and were neighbors. Preliminary information suggests the suspect kicked the victim's door in, brandished a firearm, and fired a round into a wall, but no one was struck by gunfire. Officers were able to safely arrest the female adult suspect and seize the handgun believed to be involved.

Officers identified the suspect as Marie Jackson, born 01/08/91. Investigators are determining which charges are appropriate. Jackson will be booked at the Multnomah County Detention Center. There is no photograph available at this time.

If anyone has information about this incident, they are encouraged to all non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

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PPB Investigating Stabbing in Pleasant Valley Neighborhood-Male Sustains Life Threatening Injuries - 03/16/19

On Saturday, March 16, 2019, at approximately 6:45 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a person stabbed in the area of the 6400 block of Southeast 129th Place.

Officers arrived in the area and located an injured adult male victim. The victim was transported to a Portland hospital by ambulance where he is being treated for life-threatening injuries.

Investigators believe the victim and the suspect are known to each other and are not associated with the location of the incident. There is no identified risk to the community related to this incident.

The Portland Police Bureau's Assault Detectives will be the primary investigators for this case. Anyone with information about this incident or suspect is asked to contact Assault Detectives at 503-823-0400.

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PPB Investigates Shooting in Piedmont Neighborhood-No Injuries Reported - 03/16/19

On Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 5:49 p.m., officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's North Precinct responded to the area of Northeast Garfield Avenue and Northeast Holman Street on reports of two vehicles shooting at each other.

Officers arrived and located evidence of gunfire in the area. During an area search, officers located one of the vehicles believed to be involved near Northeast Martin Luther King Boulevard and Northeast Morgan Street. The vehicle was unoccupied. No one believed to have suffered injuries as a result of this shooting has arrived at area hospitals.

Members with the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gun Violence Reduction Team responded to assume the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division also responded to assist with the investigation.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance footage of the shooting is asked to contact Detective Jeffery Pontius at 503-823-2081 or at jeffery.pontius@portlandoregon.gov . Detective Jeffery Pontius is seeking the public's help in generating tips and any possible video footage that may have captured the incident or involved parties.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

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

Information about this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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PPB Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 03/15/19

The Portland Police Bureau directs member action through the establishment of policy, procedure, and rule, as found within Directives. The Bureau is in the process of reviewing all of its Directives and seeks public comments.

Currently, the Bureau is asking for the community's feedback regarding the following Directive(s).

1st Universal Review- 3/15/19 - 3/30/19
* Directive 825.00, Domestic Violence, Arrests, and Restraining Orders
* Directive 1200.00, Inspections, Maintenance, Responsibility, and Authority

Community members are encouraged to read these Directives at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/59757 and follow the link at the bottom of the draft to provide comments. This webpage also enables community members to sign up for email notifications when new or revised directives are posted.


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Put the Luck of the Irish on your Side: Don't Drive Impaired #StPatricksDay2019 (Photo) - 03/14/19

March is a busy month with St. Patrick's Day and Spring Break coming up. To ensure community safety, and to prevent needless tragedies to loved ones within our community, the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division will be adding DUII enforcement units during the entire month of March. Already this year, the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division has responded to 14 major crash incidents involving 8 fatalities. During the month of February 2019, Portland Police Bureau officers arrested 95 impaired drivers for Driving under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII).

We hope everyone will enjoy this year's St. Patrick's Day and Spring Break celebrations responsibly. Please continue to find your designated drivers, use mass transit, taxis, or rideshare services. If you choose to drink or smoke, please do it responsibly and remember that buzzed driving is drunk driving. Support zero tolerance for impaired driving. Please report suspected impaired drivers to 911.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets; working towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of our Vision Zero efforts. To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero efforts, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

Make plans for your safety, as well as others, and enjoy the upcoming festivities.

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Reckless Driving Leads to Multiple Hit and Runs, Firearm Seized, 3 Arrests (Photo) - 03/13/19

On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, a Portland Police Bureau Traffic Officer was finishing an un-related traffic stop when he saw a dark colored Honda traveling at a high rate of speed Northbound I-205 near the Stark/Washington off ramp. The officer watched the car cut off multiple vehicles. As the officer attempted to catch up the Honda, he saw the Honda appear to strike multiple vehicles on the Glisan off ramp.

The officer attempted to stop the vehicle and the driver slowed and a passenger exited the vehicle and the driver continued. The officer was able to apprehend the passenger. The Honda was located by another officer nearby at the Gateway Fred Meyer occupied by two people. The driver attempted to flee, but officers apprehended him. Officers located a loaded firearm in the driver's pocket. The second passenger was arrested during the investigation.

Three vehicles were damaged by the suspect vehicle. None of the vehicle occupants were injured.

Officers identified the driver as Darin Carter, a 20 year-old male. He was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in Public, Unlawful Possession of Firearm, Reckless Driving, Attempting to Elude a Police Officer (While Driving a Motor Vehicle), Attempting to Elude a Police Officer (on Foot), and Failure to Perform Duties of a Driver (3 counts).

Officers identified one passenger as Jacob Boomhower, a 22 year-old male. He was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public and Unlawful Possession of Firearms.

The second passenger was identified as Justin R. Jones, a 26 year-old male. He was charged with Interfering with a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct II, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), and a detainer.

All three subjects were booked into the Multnomah County Jail. (Photos)

The firearm was seized (Photo).

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PPB Responds to Two Associated Armed Robberies Within One Hour-No Injuries - 03/13/19

On March 13, 2019, at 6:09 A.M, Central Precinct Officers responded to a call of a female who was robbed at gun point and her vehicle was taken in the area of Southeast Clinton Street and 38th Avenue.

Officers arrived and contacted the female adult victim who was not injured. The victim was approached by two white males, unknown ages, who were wearing ski masks. One of the suspects was armed with a handgun. The suspects took some of the victim's personal property, including keys to her vehicle. The suspects left in the victim's car, a Red 2002 Mazda Protégé. Officers conducted an area check, but did not locate the vehicle.

At 7:02 A.M., a call came in from a juvenile female who attends Franklin High School. The juvenile female reported two subjects pulled up to her near Southeast 51st Avenue and Woodward Street, displayed a handgun, and demanded her purse. The suspects were described as two white males, in their 20's, wearing all dark clothing. The juvenile victim ran to the school and the suspects did not get any of this victim's property. The juvenile victim was not injured.

Richmond Elementary School was placed on temporary lock out as a precaution. School resource officers have responded to the area and patrol officers are providing extra patrol. The lock out has been lifted at this time.

During an area check, officers located the stolen Mazda Protégé involved in the first robbery incident. One of the vehicle's license plates is still missing. The plate is Oregon-952BDR. If anyone sees this license plate displayed on a vehicle, they are urged to call 911. The red Mazda was recovered by officers.

The Portland Police Bureau's Robbery Detectives are investigating both of these incidents. Detectives need the public's help to check their home security devices for any possible video of either of these incidents. If anyone has a witness account, or information on video, they are encouraged to contact Robbery Detective Brett Hawkinson at (503)823-1080 or at brett.hawkinson@portlandoregon.gov

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PPB Investigating Stabbing in Roseway Neighborhood-Life Threatening Injuries - 03/11/19

On Sunday, March 10, 2019, North Precinct Officers responded to a call of someone stabbed in the area of the 3200 block of Northeast 78th Avenue. The incident was reported to have occurred at about 11:30 P.M.

Officers arrived and located a victim, an adult female. The stabbing victim was treated at the scene for multiple stab wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment. The injuries are reported to be life threatening.

The victim was walking to her home from a friend's house when she was stabbed by a stranger. There are no identified suspects or suspect description at this time. Investigators are trying to determine the identity of the suspect.

If anyone has information about or video of this incident, they are encouraged to contact Detective Jeff Sharp at (503) 823-9773 or jeff.sharp@portlandoregon.gov

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UPDATE #2: Deceased Passenger from Single Vehicle Crash Identified - 03/11/19

PPB has learned the identity of the passenger who died in the single vehicle crash on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The passenger was identified as 19 year-old Heaven Leigh Mathews, commonly known as "Heavenly." Next of kin have been notified.

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UPDATE: PPB's Major Crash Team Investigating Single Vehicle Crash-Passenger Deceased-Driver charged
The driver of the stolen vehicle is identified as 26-year-old Adam Alexander Valle (photo). He has been booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Manslaughter in the Second Degree, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, and Reckless Driving. The passenger killed will not be publically identified until after family is notified.

This is the 7th fatal crash within the City of Portland in 2019.

During the course of processing the scene investigators had another impaired driver drive past the crime scene tape and nearly into the physical crime scene while Traffic Personnel were processing the evidence. This person was arrested for DUII as a result.

Drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs injure and kill thousands of people every year. People consuming alcohol or drugs are urged not to get behind the wheel and should have a sober driver or utilize taxis, rideshare companies or transit so everyone is safe on our streets.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390.

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On Saturday, March 9, 2019, at 11:01 p.m., an East Precinct Officer attempted to perform a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Southeast Division Street and 124th Avenue. The vehicle did not stop and fled to the North, then West. The officer did not pursue the vehicle. Shortly after losing sight of the vehicle, it was found crashed into a pole in the intersection of Southeast Division Street and 122nd Avenue.

As officers arrived, they saw a passenger in the vehicle and quickly determined the passenger was deceased.

The driver, an adult male, fled the crash scene and was located within a block and was arrested. The driver was injured and was taken to an area hospital for what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

The involved vehicle is a Subaru Legacy that was reported stolen.

The Portland Police Bureau's Major Crash Team responded and is assuming the investigation.

Traffic is closed on Southeast Division Street from 121st to 124th Avenues and on 122nd Avenue one block North and South of Southeast Division Street. Additionally, there is an associated power outage likely due to the power pole that was struck. It is likely the streets will remain closed for 4-6 hours while investigators process this major scene. It is also possible the power outage will continue for several hours as well.

Anyone with information about this crash should contact the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division at 503-823-2103 or call non-emergency dispatch at 503-823-3333.

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PPB Investigates Shooting and Associated Crashed Vehicle-No Injuries Reported - 03/11/19

On Monday, March 11, 2019, at 1:59 a.m., officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's North Precinct responded to the area of Northeast 15th Avenue and Northeast Prescott Street on reports of a shooting. As officers were responding, information came in that a car was crashed in the area.

Officers arrived and located a Kia Soul crashed through a tree and bus shelter at the intersection. There was no one inside the car. Officers located evidence of gunfire in the area. No one believed to have suffered injuries as a result of this shooting has arrived at area hospitals.

Members with the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gun Violence Reduction Team responded to assume the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division also responded to assist with the investigation

Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance footage of the shooting is asked to contact Detective Ryan Foote at 503-823-0781 or at ryan.foote@portlandoregon.gov . Detective Ryan Foote is seeking the public's help in generating tips and any possible video footage that may have captured the incident or involved parties.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

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

Information about this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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PPB Arrests Two Suspects After Shooting (PHOTO) (Photo) - 03/10/19

On March 10, 2019 at 12:19 A.M., North Precinct officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 6500 Block of Northeast Killingsworth Street. Responding officers learned that a group of 6 people standing outside were shot at from a passing vehicle, which drove away. None of the victims was hit.

Officers obtained a suspect vehicle description and located it nearby. After stopping the vehicle, two people in the vehicle were arrested by officers. A pistol was recovered and seized as evidence.

The Portland Police Bureau's Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) responded to conduct an investigation. The two suspects were booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center. Raul Gabriel Marquez, 23 (photo), was charged with Attempted Murder (6 counts), Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Cheyenne Justice Trujillo, 20 (photo), was charged with Attempted Murder (6 counts) and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX.

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/.

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

Information about this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823.

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UPDATE: PPB's Major Crash Team Investigating Single Vehicle Crash-Passenger Deceased-Driver charged (Photo) - 03/10/19

The driver of the stolen vehicle is identified as 26-year-old Adam Alexander Valle (photo). He has been booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Manslaughter in the Second Degree, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, and Reckless Driving. The passenger killed will not be publically identified until after family is notified.

This is the 7th fatal crash within the City of Portland in 2019.

During the course of processing the scene investigators had another impaired driver drive past the crime scene tape and nearly into the physical crime scene while Traffic Personnel were processing the evidence. This person was arrested for DUII as a result.

Drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs injure and kill thousands of people every year. People consuming alcohol or drugs are urged not to get behind the wheel and should have a sober driver or utilize taxis, rideshare companies or transit so everyone is safe on our streets.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390.

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On Saturday, March 9, 2019, at 11:01 p.m., an East Precinct Officer attempted to perform a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Southeast Division Street and 124th Avenue. The vehicle did not stop and fled to the North, then West. The officer did not pursue the vehicle. Shortly after losing sight of the vehicle, it was found crashed into a pole in the intersection of Southeast Division Street and 122nd Avenue.

As officers arrived, they saw a passenger in the vehicle and quickly determined the passenger was deceased.

The driver, an adult male, fled the crash scene and was located within a block and was arrested. The driver was injured and was taken to an area hospital for what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

The involved vehicle is a Subaru Legacy that was reported stolen.

The Portland Police Bureau's Major Crash Team responded and is assuming the investigation.

Traffic is closed on Southeast Division Street from 121st to 124th Avenues and on 122nd Avenue one block North and South of Southeast Division Street. Additionally, there is an associated power outage likely due to the power pole that was struck. It is likely the streets will remain closed for 4-6 hours while investigators process this major scene. It is also possible the power outage will continue for several hours as well.

Anyone with information about this crash should contact the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division at 503-823-2103 or call non-emergency dispatch at 503-823-3333.

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Attached Media Files: Adam Valle
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UPDATE: PPB Arrests Man With Replica Gun at Lloyd Center (Photo) - 03/09/19

The suspect, 22-year-old Garrett Scott Gibson (photo), was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Menacing, Theft in the Second Degree, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, and Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree.

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### ORIGINAL MESSAGE ###

This afternoon, Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 4:29 P.M., North Precinct Officers responded to a report of a man seen with a gun inside the Lloyd Center at 2201 Lloyd Center. As officers responded, the mall began implementing lockdown procedures. Soon after officers arrived, the suspect came out of the mall, followed officers' commands, and was taken into custody without incident. The mall lockdown was lifted after a short time.

Officers recovered a realistic looking replica firearm (photo), which was seized as evidence.

Upon investigation, officers determined that the suspect threatened someone with the gun. There were no injuries reported.

The suspect's name and charges will be released once he's booked.

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Attached Media Files: Gun Photo , Garrett Gibson
Death Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland - One Person Deceased - 03/08/19

On Friday, March 8, 2019, at 9:28 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report that a person had been shot inside of a residence in the 4000 block of Northeast 136th Avenue.

When officers arrived, they located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. Responding emergency medical personnel determined the male was deceased. The other occupants of the residence are cooperating with investigators. The firearm believed to have been involved has been located. There is no identified risk posed to the community related to this incident.

Representatives with the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office are responding to this scene and will determine the cause and manner of death.

The investigation is in its early stages and no additional information is available this evening.

The Public Information Officer is not responding to the scene.

Anyone with information about this death investigation should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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UPDATE #2: PPB Serves Search Warrant on Residence-Seizes Cache of Guns, Ammunition (Photo) - 03/08/19

After the incident on March 6th and subsequent arrest of Jonathan Messare, the Portland Police Bureau received information related to violation of a restraining order and firearms possession by Messare. Officers followed up and wrote a search warrant on Messare's residence.

On March 7, 2019, Officers from the Portland Police Bureau's Domestic Violence Reduction Unit and the Central Neighborhood Response Team executed the search warrant in the 2900 block of Southeast Division Street. Officers seized an AR15, a shotgun, a semi-automatic handgun, and a .38 revolver along with ammunition and tactical gear. (PHOTOS)

Additional charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (4 counts) and Violation of a Restraining Order (4 counts) were added to Messare's original charges. Messare's photograph became available and is attached.

"This is a great example of the dedication and collaboration between PPB's investigative teams," said Chief Danielle Outlaw, "Their thoroughness in follow-up produced real results to keep us all safer."

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PPB Identifies Suspect Arrested Near School Yesterday
The Portland Police Bureau identified the male subject who was armed and naked near Hosford Middle School on March 6, 2019, as 34 year-old Jonathan D Messare. He was treated and released after a medical evaluation and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center. (No photo is available at this time).

He was booked on charges including: Assault 2, Assault a Public Safety Officer, Attempted Assault on a Public Safety Officer, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Mischief 1, and Disorderly Conduct 2.

This is still an on-going investigation and detectives are still reviewing the incident and evidence. If anyone has information about this incident, they are encouraged to contact Detective Shaye Samora at (503) 823-0416 or shaye.samora@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, Central Precinct officers responded to an emergency call near Hosford Middle School in the 2300 block of Southeast 28th Place. Multiple callers reported seeing an agitated male who was yelling and appeared to be armed with a hatchet. Additionally, the male was taking his clothing off. Hosford Middle School was placed into lockdown as a precaution.

Officers arrived and contacted the male who was armed with a hatchet and knife. Officers gave direction to the male, who threw the hatchet and knife down, then charged at the officers. The male was arrested and during the arrest, he stabbed a Sergeant with a smaller knife that was concealed in his hand. The Sergeant sustained a non-life threatening injury to the hand. Two knives, a hatchet, and a multi-tool were seized. (Photo attached)

The subject appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance. He was not injured, but was taken to an area hospital for evaluation due to his intoxication.
The Sergeant was treated and released for the non-life threatening injury.

This is an on-going investigation. The identity of the involved subject and the criminal charges are not available for release at this time.

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PPB Officers Seize Firearm in Traffic Stop-Two Arrested (Photo) - 03/08/19

On March 1, 2019, at 10:59 P.M., members of the Portland Police Bureau's Gun Violence Reduction Team conducted a traffic stop in the 3300 block of Southeast 148th Avenue. During the traffic stop, a firearm was located and seized. (Photo)

Two subjects were arrested in relation to the firearm. 29 year-old Jeremy Butte and 34 year-old Aaron Athearn were arrested and booked at the Multnomah County Detention Center. Butte was charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon (Firearm), Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public (City Code), and a parole violation detainer. Athearn was charged with Carrying a Concealed Firearm and Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public (City Code). (Photos)

The Portland Police Bureau's Gun Violence Reduction Team continues to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide. Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP

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Attached Media Files: Firearm Photo , Butte Photo , Athearn Photo
PPB Investigating Stabbing Near Franklin High School - 03/07/19

On Thursday, March 7, 2019, East Precinct Officers responded to a call of someone stabbed at Franklin High School, located at 5405 SE Woodward Street. The stabbing victim was located in the health clinic at the school.

The victim is an 18 year-old male student. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment. The injuries are reported to be non-life threatening. Investigators are trying to determine where the incident occurred, along with identifying any people who may have been involved.

If anyone has information about or video of this incident, they are encouraged to call non-emergency dispatch (503) 823-3333.

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PPB Identifies Suspect Arrested Near School Yesterday - 03/07/19

The Portland Police Bureau identified the male subject who was armed and naked near Hosford Middle School on March 6, 2019, as 34 year-old Jonathan D Messare. He was treated and released after a medical evaluation and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center. (No photo is available at this time). He was booked on charges including: Assault 2, Assault a Public Safety Officer, Attempted Assault on a Public Safety Officer, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Mischief 1, and Disorderly Conduct 2.

This is still an on-going investigation and detectives are still reviewing the incident and evidence. If anyone has information about this incident, they are encouraged to contact Detective Shaye Samora at (503) 823-0416 or shaye.samora@portlandoregon.gov.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, Central Precinct officers responded to an emergency call near Hosford Middle School in the 2300 block of Southeast 28th Place. Multiple callers reported seeing an agitated male who was yelling and appeared to be armed with a hatchet. Additionally, the male was taking his clothing off. Hosford Middle School was placed into lockdown as a precaution.

Officers arrived and contacted the male who was armed with a hatchet and knife. Officers gave direction to the male, who threw the hatchet and knife down, then charged at the officers. The male was arrested and during the arrest, he stabbed a Sergeant with a smaller knife that was concealed in his hand. The Sergeant sustained a non-life threatening injury to the hand. Two knives, a hatchet, and a multi-tool were seized.
The subject appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance. He was not injured, but was taken to an area hospital for evaluation due to his intoxication.

The Sergeant was treated and released for the non-life threatening injury.

This is an on-going investigation. The identity of the involved subject and the criminal charges are not available for release at this time.

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PPB Releases Investigative Reports Related to January Officer-Involved Shooting - 03/07/19

Today, the Portland Police Bureau is releasing the investigative files related to the fatal shooting of Andre Gladen, on January 6, 2019. The files can be found on the Bureau's Open Data page at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/714859

The investigative material does not include an interview with the officer involved; it does include the witness statements and detective reports. The involved officer was interviewed as part of the administrative review process within 48 hours, as outlined in the Bureau's directive. The administrative review cannot be considered for the criminal investigation. As part of the criminal investigation, the officer provided testimony to the Multnomah County Grand Jury; those transcripts will be released when completed. The officer involved has returned to regular duty status, as per policy.

To assist with understanding the review process, the Police Bureau is releasing a graphic that depicts the flow of information and each step. https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/714845

"The Portland Police Bureau is committed to transparency and we released the investigative files as soon as appropriate," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "We understand there will still be questions from the community. Some of these questions we hope will be answered when we are able to view the Grand Jury transcripts. Internally, we will continue with the comprehensive review process."

The Portland Police Bureau Directive that provides guidelines for members' actions related to reporting and investigating deadly force incidents may be found at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/656780

The Portland Police Bureau has an open data portal for officer-involved-shootings, dating back to 2010. The portal may be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/ois

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PPB Provides Context to School Arrest Data (Photo) - 03/07/19

Some information was recently included in a City Budget Office report referencing "arrests" made on school properties for individuals under 21 years of age. This information was published without context. First, the definition for "arrest" related to this information is as follows:
* The term arrest for youth is not the same as for an adult.
* The majority of the calls School Resource Officers (SROs) handle that end in an "arrest" simply means the SRO completes the paperwork to initiate charges through the Juvenile Justice System. A parent or guardian may elect to take the youth home or have the youth return to class (depending on the circumstances).
* All of these arrests stem from calls for service generated by community members, parents, or faculty.

In the Fall of 2019, a report was generated by the Portland Police Bureau's Strategic Services Division analyzing School Resource Officer Activity for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. This report included information on calls for service, general offenses, and arrests:
* Of the 20 "arrests" by SRO's during school hours, 17 happened on school grounds and 3 did not.
* Of the three that did not take place on school grounds, one involved an adult who was taken into custody on a Max train vandalizing a car parked outside of a school; one involved a youth who was taken into custody at home, processed for pictures and fingerprints, and subsequently dropped off at school; and the third involved a school in another jurisdiction.
* When this data was originally compiled, the analysis was conducted by address. Upon further analysis of the content of the reports, it was determined that the address was incorrectly auto-populated (automatically assigned by the records management system) in the arrest reports and the arrests occurred at locations other than school properties.

To view the entire report, go to https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/714816 Attached to this news release is a chart that breaks down the charges for the cases highlighted above. (PHOTO)

In total, 4 of the 17 were discretionary in nature and resulted in the officer's determination that a report needed to be made. This means that in 13 of the cases, complainants were adamant that a report be made or the charges mandated arrest. These cases are confidential in nature due to the ages of those involved.

Of the non-warrant cases, the disposition was formal probation for 8 of the cases, diverted for a formal accountability agreement for 3 cases, and District Attorney no-complaint for 3 cases (i.e. no charges were issued). Formal accountability agreements, authorized under ORS 419C.230-242, are voluntary contracts with youth that allow them to fulfill certain conditions (e.g., counseling, community service, drug or alcohol treatment, etc.) in lieu of a formal petition being filed. None of these cases resulted in a final outcome of incarceration.

"The Portland Police Bureau values safety within and around our schools as a priority," said Chief Danielle Outlaw, "These numbers are small compared with the 3,866 calls for service during school hours on school property in this timeframe. We understand these incidents can have lasting impacts on those involved, which is why it is imperative for SRO's to build relationships with students, parents and faculty so they have that foundation when they respond to calls at schools."

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Attached Media Files: Charges Photo
PPB Determines Reported Shooting Did Not Occur - 03/06/19

On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at 4:53 P.M., Central Precinct Officers responded to the Timberlee Apartments at 5131 Southwest 38th Place on the report of a shooting. The caller said he shot his girlfriend and a child was present. No other calls were reported to dispatch and the caller hung up with the dispatcher.

Officers arrived and determined the event did not occur. Officers checked the residence reported to be associated and discovered everyone was safe at the location. There is no identified threat to the community. Officers continue to look into the identity of the caller.

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PPB Arrests Erratic, Armed Male Near School in Southeast Portland (PHOTO) (Photo) - 03/06/19

On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, Central Precinct officers responded to an emergency call near Hosford Middle School in the 2300 block of Southeast 28th Place. Multiple callers reported seeing an agitated male who was yelling and appeared to be armed with a hatchet. Additionally, the male was taking his clothing off. Hosford Middle School was placed into lockdown as a precaution.

Officers arrived and contacted the male who was armed with a hatchet and knife. Officers gave direction to the male, who threw the hatchet and knife down, then charged at the officers. The male was arrested and during the arrest, he stabbed a Sergeant with a smaller knife that was concealed in his hand. The Sergeant sustained a non-life threatening injury to the hand. Two knives, a hatchet, and a multi-tool were seized. (Photo attached)

The subject appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance. He was not injured, but was taken to an area hospital for evaluation due to his intoxication.

The Sergeant was treated and released for the non-life threatening injury.

This is an on-going investigation. The identity of the involved subject and the criminal charges are not available for release at this time.

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Attached Media Files: Weapons Photo
Patient Steals Ambulance, Is Taken Into Custody and Taken to Hospital - 03/06/19

On March 6, 2019 at 12:15 P.M., East Precinct officers were dispatched to the area of Southeast 151st Avenue and Southeast Stark Street to check the welfare of a man who was yelling, standing out in traffic, and possibly hitting passing cars with an object. Due to some concerns about the mental health of the subject, an officer in the Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT) responded to make primary contact. ECIT officers receive specialized training in mental health and de-escalation techniques.

The officers were able to convince the subject to voluntarily go to the hospital by ambulance. AMR responded and began transporting the subject. During the transport, the subject gained control of the ambulance. The paramedics were not injured. They were not in the ambulance when it drove away.

The ambulance, while under the control of the subject, caused a crash with at least three other vehicles at Southeast 82nd Avenue and Southeast Washington Street. Preliminary information is that injuries were not serious. The subject did not stop.

Officers located the ambulance and were able to use a tire flattening device on it. The subject stopped in the parking lot of Madison High School and officers were able to take the subject into custody. The subject was transported by a different ambulance to the hospital for medical treatment. Criminal charges are still being evaluated. The subject will not be identified unless criminal charges are filed.

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PPB Arrests Suspected Armed Robber in the Kerns Neighborhood - 03/04/19

On Monday, March 4th, 2019, at 9:06 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Walgreens located at 12335 Northeast Glisan Street.

Officers arrived at the store and learned the suspect entered the location, brandished a handgun, stole keys, and left the location. The suspect tried to take the vehicle associated with the keys, but was unable to. He then returned and stole pharmaceuticals, then left again.

Responding officers searched the neighborhood and while conducting a K9 track, the suspect's mother notified dispatch that the suspect wanted to turn himself in. Officers located the suspect, 37 year-old Nikolaus Heifner, and took him into custody at The Bottle Drop located at 12403 Northeast Glisan Street. Officers also located the firearm believed to be used in the incident.

Heifner is expected to be lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges related to this incident. There are no photos available at this time.

Investigators with the Bureau's Detective Division's Robbery Detail are continuing the investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery Detail Detectives at 503-823-0405.

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Officers Arrest Suspect For A Bias Crime in Downtown Portland (Photo) - 03/04/19

On Monday, March 4, 2019 at 10:02 A.M., Central Precinct officers proactively patrolling downtown heard sounds of a disturbance in the area of Southwest 10th Avenue and Southwest Jefferson Street. They responded and encountered a woman walking away from a Portland Streetcar while a man ran after her yelling racial slurs. The victim is African American.

The officers separated them and conducted an investigation. They learned that the disturbance started on the streetcar. The officers consulted with Bias Crimes detectives, interviewed the victim, suspect, and witnesses. The officers ultimately arrested 39-year-old Ian Edward Schmidt (photo) and booked him at the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Menacing and Intimidation in the Second Degree.

If anyone has video of this incident that they would be willing share with investigators, please contact the police non-emergency line at 503 823 3333 and reference case number 19-70369.

The 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, 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 - Intimidation in the First Degree - https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/166.165

ORS 166.155 - Intimidation 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.portlandoregon.gov/police/77066

Additionally, the City of Portland is a partner in Portland United Against Hate, which is a community initiated partnership of Community Based Organizations, Neighborhood Associations, concerned communities and the City. To learn more, please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/72583

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Attached Media Files: Ian_Schmidt_photo.jpg
Update: #ALERT: MCT Activation - 03/02/19

The investigation continues into last night's fatal traffic crash. Investigators have determined a bicyclist was struck and killed on Northeast Killingsworth Blvd in the 9100 block. The driver of the vehicle was travelling westbound on Northeast Killingsworth when they struck the bicyclist. First aid efforts were started by community members who witnessed the crash but were not successful.

The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and cooperated with the investigation. Neither alcohol nor speed were believed to be factors in this crash. The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office was consulted during this investigation as well. The driver was not cited as a result of this crash.

The Portland Police Traffic Division is committed to providing enforcement and raising awareness regarding traffic safety for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. Each year, traffic officers respond to preventable collisions. These collisions can deeply impact those involved, their families and loved ones. Traffic officers' number one priority is to address behaviors of all road users that might lead to a collision, including speed, impairment, distraction and disobeying signals.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work toward reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the area of the 9100 block of Northeast Killingsworth Blvd to assist in a fatal traffic crash investigation. Traffic is affected in the area.

No additional details are available at this time.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

The Portland Police Traffic Division is committed to providing enforcement and raising awareness regarding traffic safety for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. Each year, traffic officers respond to preventable collisions. These collisions can deeply impact those involved, their families and loved ones. Traffic officers' number one priority is to address behaviors of all road users that might lead to a collision, including speed, impairment, distraction and disobeying signals.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work toward reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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Update: #ALERT: SERT/CNT Activation - 03/01/19

Officers are negotiating with a person who is in crisis and is armed. Media should should still stage at the Bank of America off Southeast Stark St.

A more thorough update will be provided when time permits.

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The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to the area of the 10 SE 127 Ave block to assist East Precinct with a person in crisis.

No additional details are available at this time. An updated news release will be sent as investigators learn more.

The PIO will be responding to the scene and interested media should stage in the parking lot of the Bank of America of SE Stark St.

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Update: Shooting Investigation Underway In The Humboldt Neighborhood, No Injuries Reported (Photo) - 03/01/19

Today, March 1st, 2019, officers and detectives from the Tactical Operations Division's Gun Violence Reduction Team arrested 18-year-old Greg W. Dennis in connection to this shooting.

Immediately after Mr. Dennis was taken into custody, a search warrant of a related residence was executed in the 900 Block of Northeast Schuyler Street by members of the Tactical Operations Division's Special Emergency Reaction Team. During the subsequent search a firearm was seized from the residence.

Mr. Dennis was booked at the Multnomah County Detention Center this afternoon on Attempted Murder, Attempted Assault I, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Felon in Possession of a Firearm charges.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

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

Information about this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Thursday, February 7th, 2019, at 1:09 p.m., officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's North Precinct responded to the area of North Commercial Avenue and North Killingsworth Street on reports of a shooting. Numerous teens were reported to have run out of the area after the shooting. Four schools in the area were placed in lockout status.

Officers arrived in the area and searched for suspects and anyone injured by gunfire. No suspects or victims of gunfire were located. No one believed to have suffered injuries as a result of this shooting has arrived at local area hospitals. As officers continued the investigation, they canvassed the area and located evidence of gunfire.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gun Violence Response Team (GVRT) responded to assume the investigation. Schools resumed normal operations about forty minutes after the initial request was given to go into lockout status.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance footage of the shooting is asked to contact GVRT at 503-823-4106.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

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

Information about this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Attached Media Files: DennisGun.jpg , Dennis.png
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Woman Arrested During Traffic Stop, Firearm Recovered (Photo) - 03/01/19

On February 28th, 2019, at 7:30 p.m., Officers assigned to the Tactical Operations Division (TOD) were performing extra patrols in various neighborhoods.

During their patrol, a traffic stop was conducted on N. Columbia Blvd near N. Mohawk Ave. During the traffic stop, a firearm and a dagger were found on one of the passengers of the car. That passenger, 18 year-old Cecelia M Manzaneres, was arrested and the firearm and dagger were seized as evidence. Manzaneres was lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on one count of unlawful possession of a firearm. The investigation is continuing.

TOD is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide. Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP

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Attached Media Files: Manzaneres.png , Gun.png
Update: #ALERT: MCT Activation - 03/01/19

The Traffic Division is continuing to investigate today's fatal crash. The victim of the crash has been identified as 57-year-old Laurie Pierce. She was a pedestrian crossing Southeast Holgate Blvd when she was struck by a Kia SUV. The driver of the Kia remained at the scene of the crash and cooperated with the investigation. The investigation is continuing.

If you witnessed this crash or have any information regarding this incident please contact Traffic Division Investigator Philip Maynard at 503-823-2216.

The Portland Police Traffic Division is committed to providing enforcement and raising awareness regarding traffic safety for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. Each year, traffic officers respond to preventable collisions. These collisions can deeply impact those involved, their families and loved ones. Traffic officers' number one priority is to address behaviors of all road users that might lead to a collision, including speed, impairment, distraction and disobeying signals.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work toward reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the area of Southeast 92nd Avenue and Southeast Holgate Blvd to assist in a traffic crash investigation where a community member is suffering life threatening injures.

No additional details are available at this time. An updated news release will be sent when investigators learn more.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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Double Shooting Investigation in the Portsmouth Neighborhood, No Injuries Reported -- One Person Detained - 03/01/19

On Friday, March 1st, 2019, at 12:30 a.m., officers assigned to the North Precinct responded to the Portsmouth Neighborhood on two separate shooting incidents.

Officers arrived in the area and searched for suspects and anyone injured by gunfire. No victims of gunfire were located at the scene or have arrived at local area hospitals. As officers continued the investigation, they canvassed the two areas and located evidence of gunfire.

Members of the Tactical Operation Division's Gun Violence Response Team (GVRT) responded to assume the investigation. They will determine if the two incidents are related. One person was detained during the investigation.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance of the shooting is asked to contact GVRT at 503-823-4106.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

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

Information about this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Rodriguez Torres Photo
Rodriguez Torres Photo
UPDATE: Homicide Victim Identified (PHOTO) (Photo) - 02/26/19

The Portland Police Bureau Homicide Division continues to look into the circumstances that led to the death of a male on February 22nd, 2019. The State of Oregon's Medical Examiner's Office conducted an autopsy and identified the deceased subject as 38-year-old Oscar Rodriguez Torres. It was determined Rodriguez Torres died as a result of homicidal violence. His family has been notified.

This is an on-going investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Homicide Detective Scott Broughton at 503-823-3774 or scott.broughton@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457 or rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Friday, February 22nd, 2019, at 10:15 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire heard in the area of the 300 block of Southeast 127th Avenue. Additional information was reported that a subject was believed to have been shot. Officers arrived in the area and located a deceased adult male.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Team responded to conduct an investigation. It is early in the investigation and investigators are trying to determine what led up to the shooting.

Neighborhood traffic will be affected for several hours due to this active crime scene and investigation. Southeast 127th Avenue from Burnside to Stark Streets and Westbound Stark Street from 122nd to 130th Avenues are closed and expected to remain so while this investigation proceeds.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Homicide Detective Scott Broughton at 503-823-3774 or scott.broughton@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457 or rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov. This is an on-going investigation and information will be released as it becomes available.

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Attached Media Files: Rodriguez Torres Photo
Shooting Investigation Underway In The Sabin Neighborhood, One Person Injured - 02/25/19

On Monday, February 25th, 2019, at 6:40 p.m., officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's North Precinct responded to the area of Northeast Prescott Street and Northeast 14th Avenue on reports of a shooting.

Officers arrived in the area and searched for suspects and anyone injured by gunfire. No suspects or victims of gunfire were located at the scene. As officers continued the investigation, they canvassed the area and located evidence of gunfire. Furthermore, an adult male arrived in a personal vehicle at a local area hospital suffering a non-life threatening gunshot wound while officers were still on scene of the initial shooting scene.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gun Violence Response Team (GVRT) responded to assume the investigation.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance of the shooting is asked to contact GVRT at 503-823-4106.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

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

Information about this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Knife
Knife
Update: Suspect in Paramedic Assault Identified (Photo) - 02/25/19

The suspect in the attack on the paramedic has been booked in the Multnomah County Detention Center on a charge of Assault in the Second Degree. He is identified as 38-year-old Jeremiah James Ray (PHOTO).

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On Monday, February 25, 2019 at 1:10 P.M., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to a medical assist call to the area of Southwest 5th Avenue and Southwest Sherman Street. Medics were requesting emergency police response.

When officers arrived, they found a paramedic with non-life threatening injuries, including knife wounds. A knife was recovered at the scene (PHOTO). Officers were told the suspect had run off, but he was soon located nearby and officers arrested him.

Paramedics reported to officers that the suspect was not a patient. They said they were stopped at a traffic light when the suspect opened the door to the ambulance and tried to get inside. A struggle ensued and the paramedic was injured.

Assault detectives have responded and are continuing the investigation.

The suspect's name will not be released before he is charged and booked into jail.

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Attached Media Files: Knife , Jeremiah J. Ray
PPB Investigates Crash Involving a Car and a Pedestrian-Life Threatening Injuries to Pedestrian - 02/24/19

On Sunday, February 24, 2019, at 9:51 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report that a pedestrian was struck by a car in the 7500 block of North Fessenden Street.

The pedestrian is an adult male. He was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the involved vehicle remained on scene and is cooperating with investigators.
The Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is investigating. North Fessenden Street from Calhoun to Tioga Avenues is expected to remain closed for several hours due to the investigation.

Anyone with information about this crash is encouraged to contact non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333. This is the second major crash involving life threatening injuries to a pedestrian this evening. The Portland Police Bureau reminds everyone to wear reflective clothing if walking or biking and to watch for vulnerable road users if driving.

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PPB Investigates Vehicle Versus Pedestrian Crash-Life Threatening Injuries to Pedestrian - 02/24/19

On Sunday, February 24, 2019, around 6:08 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report that a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in the Southbound lanes of Northeast 82nd Avenue at Jonesmore Street.

The pedestrian is a female juvenile. She was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the involved vehicle remained on scene and is cooperating with investigators.

The Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is investigating. Northeast 82nd Avenue Southbound at Jonesmore Street is expected to remain closed for several hours due to the investigation

Anyone with information about this crash is encouraged to contact non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

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Hayden Slater
Hayden Slater
Businesses, Passing Vehicles Shot with BB guns, Arrests made (photos) (Photo) - 02/24/19

On Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 1:04 P.M., Central Precinct Officers responded to a call of BB guns being fired at businesses, passing vehicles, and pedestrians in the 10 Block of Northwest Trinity Place, near the intersection with West Burnside Street. After contacting victims and witnesses, officers were able to narrow down the window from which the shots were coming. Officers closed off sidewalks in the area for the safety of people walking by.

Officers went to the apartment and arrested two suspects. They seized two CO2 cartridge-powered BB pistols and metal BB ammunition (PHOTO). Both suspects were booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

19-year-old Hayden B. Slater and 18-year-old Tyshawn Williams (PHOTOS) were each booked on charges of Criminal Mischief in the First Degree (2 counts), Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree (3 counts), Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, and Discharging a Firearm in City (Portland City Code).

Officers are following up on reports over the past few days of damage and working to see if those reports are connected to this case. The Portland Police Bureau encourages anyone who believes they were injured or suffered damage in the area of West Burnside Street and Northwest Trinity Place to call police non-emergency at 503-823-3333 and make a police report.

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Attached Media Files: Hayden Slater , Tyshawn Williams , BB Guns
PPB Investigating Homicide in Hazelwood Neighborhood - 02/23/19

On Friday, February 22nd, 2019, at 10:15 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire heard in the area of the 300 block of Southeast 127th Avenue. Additional information was reported that a subject was believed to have been shot. Officers arrived in the area and located a deceased adult male.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Team responded to conduct an investigation. It is early in the investigation and investigators are trying to determine what led up to the shooting.

Neighborhood traffic will be affected for several hours due to this active crime scene and investigation. Southeast 127th Avenue from Burnside to Stark Streets and Westbound Stark Street from 122nd to 130th Avenues are closed and expected to remain so while this investigation proceeds.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Homicide Detective Scott Broughton at (503)823-3774 or scott.broughton@portlandoregon.gov or Homicide Detective Rico Beniga at (503)823-0457 or rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov. This is an on-going investigation and information will be released as it becomes available.

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Officer-Involved Shooting from January Begins Next Phase of Review - 02/22/19

On Friday, February 22, 2019, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office announced that a Grand Jury returned a not true bill regarding the use of force by Portland Police Officer Consider Vosu on January 6, 2019.

On Friday, February 22, 2019, Chief Danielle Outlaw and Mayor Ted Wheeler met with the family of Andre Gladen, who was fatally shot in the incident.

"The Portland Police Bureau is awaiting additional information from the Grand Jury transcripts," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "When I met with Mr. Gladen's family today, I listened and assured them this tragic incident is receiving a thorough level of investigation and review. It was an impactful meeting and I appreciated the family's willingness to meet with us."

The Bureau anticipates releasing the investigative material (not the internal review) on or about March 8, 2019, as soon as all documents have been obtained. The investigative material will be posted (or available for pick-up) on the Bureau's Open Data page and can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/52175.

As part of the use of force review process, the Bureau will conduct an internal review of the entire incident and the case will go before the Police Review Board (PRB), which is comprised of community members, Bureau members and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division.

The Portland Police Bureau Directive that provides guidelines for members' actions related to reporting and investigating deadly force incidents may be found at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/656780

The Portland Police Bureau has an open data portal for officer-involved-shootings, dating back to 2010. The portal may be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/ois

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