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MEDIA ADVISORY: Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Saturday September 23 at 8:00 a.m. - 09/21/17

Sergeant Pete Simpson will be the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) until Saturday September 23, 2017, at 8:00 a.m.

Sgt. Simpson will be available by email or by media-only pager to answer questions or respond to incidents with a clear need for immediate public notification due to community safety concerns.

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UPDATE #2: Major Crash Team Responding to Investigate Fatal Multiple Vehicle Crash on NE Lombard St - 09/21/17

A second person killed in a motor vehicle crash that occurred on Monday September 18, 2017 at Northeast 15th Avenue and Northeast Lombard Street has been identified as 42-year-old Quilly T. Lucas of Fairview.

Four other people that were injured during the crash continue to recover from their injuries.

Investigators with the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team continue to investigate this crash. Anyone with information about this crash should contact Officer Garrett Dow at 503-823-5070 or Garrett.Dow@portlandoregon.gov

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The Major Crash Team (MCT) continues to investigate a crash that occurred Monday evening at Northeast Lombard Street and Northeast 15th Avenue.

Investigators have learned a gold 2003 Toyota Camry was traveling west on Northeast Lombard Street at a high rate of speed when it crashed into a blue 1988 F350 pickup truck traveling east on Northeast Lombard Street.

The vehicles collided, causing catastrophic damage to both vehicles.

North Precinct officers, Portland Fire and Rescue and emergency medical personnel arrived on scene and located two deceased people and four people with serious injuries. The four seriously injured people were transported to area hospitals by ambulance.

Investigators with the Major Crash Team, criminalists assigned to the Forensic Evidence Division, a representative from the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, and personnel with the Oregon Department of Transportation responded to the crash scene to assist with the investigation.

One of the deceased people in this crash has been identified as 12-year-old Akeeylee Burton of Scapoose. Akeeylee Burton was a passenger in the 1988 F350 pickup truck. The other person who was found deceased at the crash scene will not be identified until next of kin are notified. The second deceased person was a passenger in the 2003 Toyota Camry.

Currently four people are at area hospitals as a result of this crash; one person is currently in critical condition, two in serious condition, and one in stable condition.

As a result of the preliminary investigation, intoxication and vehicle speed are believed to be a factor in this crash.

The people killed in this crash mark the 30th and 31st traffic related fatalities in the City of Portland during 2017.

Anyone with information about this crash should contact Officer Garrett Dow at 503-823-5070 or Garrett.Dow@portlandoregon.gov

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On Monday September 18, 2017, at 8:46 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a traffic crash at Northeast 15th Avenue and Northeast Lombard Street regarding a multiple vehicle crash.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the crash scene where they found two persons who were deceased and four people with serious-life-threatening injuries. The four people who sustained serious-life-threatening injuries were transported to area hospitals by ambulances.

Northeast Lombard Street is closed from Northeast 13th Avenue to Northeast 18th Avenue. Northeast 15th Avenue is closed from Northeast Lombard Street to Northeast Buffalo Street. The roadways will remain closed in both directions for at least four hours as officers from the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team conduct a crash investigation.

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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UPDATE: Officers Respond to Roosevelt High School Regarding Threat - 09/21/17

The person of interest involved in an alleged threat that caused Roosevelt High School to go into a lock-down this morning has been contacted. There is believed to be no threat to the public at this time.

The person of interest was contacted by police at a residence some distance from Roosevelt High School. During the conversation with the subject and the continuing investigation, officers gathered information that lead them to believe the person did not pose an immediate threat to students or school personnel.

Roosevelt High School resumed normal operations at 10:50 a.m. today.

Officers continue to investigate the alleged threat. Roosevelt High School was placed on lock-down out of an abundance of caution for the safety of students and school staff based on the preliminary information available.

The students who came forward to school staff with information about the threat acted appropriately and ensured their fellow students and the community remained safe.

The Youth Services Division continues to investigate this alleged threat and is working with school officials and subject's family members.

Anyone who notices or perceives another person's statements or behavior as a threat to the safety of others should notify appropriate school staff or law enforcement immediately. These threats may be observed in many fashions from on-line, in person, or second hand. If you see something, say something.

The Portland Police Bureau works with community members, service providers, and school personnel to keep the community safe.

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On Thursday September 21, 2017, at 9:06 a.m., officers assigned to the Youth Service Division and North Precinct responded to Roosevelt High School, located at 6941 North Central Street, regarding a threat.

Officers arrived and contacted school staff who stated they were concerned about information they received from several students and possibly learned through social media regarding a threat to the school.

Police and school personnel took immediate action to protect the safety of students and school staff and placed the school on lockdown. Officers have searched Roosevelt High School and the school is now on lockout for the time being.

Officers continue to investigate this threat.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Portland Police non-emergency line at 503-823-3333. Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may result in providing important information for this investigation.

Updates regarding this incident will be made available as the investigation continues.

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Barbers To Raise a Year's Worth of Peanut Butter for PPB Sunshine Division (Photo) - 09/20/17

Don Lovell, co-owner of The Barbers, has had a lifelong relationship with the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division. As a child, he volunteered at the warehouse with his friend, Paul Weatheroy, whose father served as the first African American Sergeant of the Portland Police Bureau. Helping pack food boxes and sort food during the holidays at the Sunshine Division was a familiar activity for Don growing up.

As a successful business owner of the 31-location men's barber shop, The Barbers, Don and his business partner and wife, Alison Lovell, decided they wanted to return to the Sunshine Division and revisit the organization that played such a memorable role in Don's youth. Eight years ago, the Lovell's reached out to then Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division's officer, Phil Kent, to see how they could utilize their business to help feed struggling families in Portland.

"At the time, the Sunshine Division was in desperate need of peanut butter" said Sunshine Division's Executive Director, Kyle Camberg. "There had just been a series of recalls for peanut butter in the industry, and as a result, peanut butter was an expensive but desperately needed core food item for our food pantry" continued Camberg. "Don and Alison Lovell took that need and created the most successful single item food drive this organization has ever had. We use 'The Barbers' Peanut Butter Project' as a model to emulate when encouraging other businesses to host food drives."

Eight years later, The Barbers' Peanut Butter Project raises more than 20,000 jars of peanut butter a year in addition to funds to purchase peanut butter. This equates to a year supply of peanut butter for the Sunshine Division. Each of their 28 Oregon and SW Washington locations offer in-store displays of peanut butter to purchase for $1/jar as well as an opportunity to donate peanut butter or cash at the register.
This year The Barbers are attempting to increase their peanut butter drive efforts in response to Sunshine Division's second food pantry facility opening in late fall at 124th and SE Stark Street.

To help The Barbers reach their goal of 30,000 jars of peanut butter, please go to any participating Oregon/SW Washington The Barbers locations between now and October 15th. To find a The Barbers location nearest you, visit: www.thebarbersonline.com

"We feel truly blessed with the generosity that our employees and clients show every year during the Peanut Butter Project. We are proud to be a vehicle for people to be blessings to others." said The Barbers' co-owner, Alison Lovell.


Media Contact:
Kyle Camberg, (503)577-6852, kyle@sunshinedivision.org
On Behalf of The Barbers, Don Lovell, (360) 904-2707, a.lovell@comcast.net




About Sunshine Division
The Sunshine Division offers free food and clothing assistance directly to low-income veterans, families, and seniors six days a week at their N. Portland warehouse as well as 24/7 through their partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each precinct for immediate dispatch. The Sunshine Division serves as a no-cost food bank to 20 area food assistance nonprofits, provides special food boxes through three seasonal food box programs, and funds new school clothing for low-income students in Portland public schools through its Izzy's Kids program. For more information, visit www.sunshinedivision.org

About The Barbers
In May of 1999, Don and Alison Lovell opened their first barber shop in Vancouver, Washington with the idea of bringing back the old-fashioned barber shop experience for men-only of all ages. Focused on great haircuts and services for men, in a more male-centric environment than the average salon, "The Barbers" now operates 28 locations in Oregon and SW Washington as well as three locations in Spokane, Washington. For more information, or to find a The Barbers location nearest you, go to: www.thebarbersonline.com .

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Public #Alert: Man Attempts to Lure Child into Vehicle in the Lents Neighborhood - 09/20/17

The Portland Police Bureau is alerting the public to a report received about a man who attempted to lure a child into his vehicle.

On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at 3:16 p.m., an East Precinct officer responded to the 7000 block of Southeast 83rd Avenue on the report that a man unsuccessfully attempted to lure a 10-year-old girl into his vehicle.

During the investigation, the officer learned the 10-year-old was walking home from Kelly Elementary School, located at 9030 Southeast Cooper Street, when she noticed a vehicle slowly driving behind her. The driver of the van reportedly opened a door to the vehicle and motioned for the girl to enter his vehicle. The girl ran toward her home while yelling for help. The yells for help alerted her father who ran to meet his daughter as she neared her house. Her father learned about the incident and called police.

The girl described the vehicle as a gray or silver van, similar to a Ford Windstar or Chrysler Town and Country. The driver of the van was described as a man in his 50's with short curly white hair, tan skin, glasses and no facial hair.

Anyone witnessing a luring-type incident is asked to immediately call 9-1-1 and provide as much information as possible. If any residents in the area of this incident have residential surveillance cameras, investigators are asking them to check recordings for any possible images of the suspect. People with non-emergency information should contact the Portland Police non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind parents to talk to their children about "stranger danger" to keep them safe.

Some tips from the National Crime Prevention Council about stranger danger are available at https://www.ncpc.org/topics/violent-crime-and-personal-safety/strangers


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Policy Manual
Policy Manual
Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 09/18/17

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.

The Bureau has extended the comment period for the following directives due to a technical glitch in our public notification system to subscribers through the Directives webpage.

These directives in 2nd Universal Review will remain posted with comments collected from Friday, Sep 1, 2017, through Thursday, Sep 21, 2017.

* Directive 215.00 Member Performance Evaluations, originally titled Sworn Represented
Member Performance Evaluations
* Directive 220.40 Lawsuits and Claims
* Directive 315.30, Satisfactory Performance
* Directive 1501.00 Field Training Program

Community members are encouraged to read these Directive at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/59757 and follow the link at the bottom of the drafts 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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Attached Media Files: Policy Manual
UPDATE #2: Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Creston-Kenilworth Neighborhood - 09/18/17

The victim of a homicide that occurred on Sunday September 17, 2017 in the 3600 block of Southeast 28th Avenue has been identified as 27-year-old Wilbert "Billy" Butler.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined Wilbert "Billy" Butler died of homicidal violence as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319 or Mark.Slater@portlandoregon.gov

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The man who was injured during a shooting that occurred early Sunday morning has died at a Portland hospital.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death. The identity of the victim is planned to be released at the conclusion of the autopsy and once the victim's next of kin are notified.

Detectives continue to investigate this death. Investigators have canvassed the area and have located evidence of gunfire.

Southeast 28th Place and Southeast 28th Avenue between Southeast Powell Boulevard and Southeast Rhone Street should re-open in the next hour.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319 or Mark.Slater@portlandoregon.gov

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On Sunday September 17, 2017 at 1:41 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 3600 block of Southeast 28th Avenue on multiple reports of gunfire.

Officers arrived at the scene and located an injured adult male.

Emergency medical personnel were directed to the injured man and he was transported to an area hospital by ambulance with life threatening injuries.

Based on the severity of the victim's injuries, the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail is responding to the scene. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have also responded to the scene to assist with this investigation.

There is no suspect information to provide at this point in the investigation.

Southeast 28th Place and Southeast 28th Avenue are closed between Southeast Powell Boulevard and Southeast Rhone Street. These roads will remain closed for the next four to five hours.

Any interested media should respond to the southwest corner of Southeast 29th Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard. The Public Information Officer is responding.

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

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Officers Investigate Shooting in Northeast Portland - Two Injured - 09/18/17

On Monday September 18, 2017, at 12:11 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 13600 block of East Burnside Street on the report of two people struck by gunfire.

Officers arrived and located an adult male and female suffering from gunshot wounds. Officers applied a tourniquet to one of the victims as emergency medical personnel responded to the scene. Both the victims were transported to area hospitals by ambulance. The adult male victim sustained minor injuries and the adult female victim sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

During the investigation officers located multiple bullet strikes to the victims' vehicle. Officers also learned the shooting occurred in the area of Northeast 148th Avenue and Northeast Halsey Street.

Based on information learned in the investigation, officers believe the two victims were driving their vehicle in the area of Northeast of 148th Avenue and Northeast Halsey Street when they were shot. After the shooting the victims drove to East Burnside Street and 136th Avenue and called police.

When officers arrived at Northeast 148th Avenue and Northeast Halsey Street they located evidence of gunfire.

There is not believed to be a danger to the public regarding this shooting.

At this time there is no suspect description to provide.

Based on information gathered during the preliminary investigation, the Gang Violence Response Team (GVRT) has responded and is taking over the investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting should call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333 or the Tactical Operations Division 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 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 of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text 823HELP

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app for the iPhone or Droid.

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Officers Investigate Shooting After Gunshot Victim Arrives at Portland Hospital - 09/17/17

On Sunday September 17, 2017, at 3:57 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to an area hospital emergency department on the report that an adult male had arrived by private vehicle with a gunshot wound.

Officers arrived at the hospital and contacted the injured man.

Officers were able to locate the victim's vehicle in the 5000 block of Northeast Columbia Boulevard. There were multiple bullet strikes located on the vehicle. Investigators believe the victim drove his vehicle to this location and parked the vehicle after the shooting. An acquaintance of the victim transported him to the hospital.

Officers have not been able to locate where the shooting occurred at this time.

There is currently no suspect description.

The victim's injuries are believed to be serious but non-life-threatening.

This is the third shooting Sunday Morning in which a person was struck by gunfire. In one shooting a man was killed and in two others victims sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries. At this time it is not believed the three shootings are related.

Based on information learned during the investigation the Gang Enforcement Team has taken over the investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Brent Christensen at 503-823-2087 or Brent.Christensen@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.

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

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 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. Rewards of up to $1,000 are available for other unsolved felony crimes - $2,500 for unsolved homicides.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app.

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Police Investigate Early Morning Shooting on SE Stark St - One Injured - 09/17/17

On Sunday September 17, 2017, at 2:59 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Southeast 119th Avenue and Southeast Stark Street on the report of a shooting.

When officers arrived in the area of the shooting they located evidence of gunfire and contacted several people who heard the shooting. The officers canvassed the area and did not locate anyone with injuries.

As officers continued the on scene investigation, they learned a gun shot victim had arrived at an area hospital by private vehicle. An officer contacted the gun shot victim at the hospital and learned the adult male was shot while he as in the 500 block of Southeast 119th Avenue.

There is currently no suspect description to provide at this point in the investigation.

The victim's injuries are believed to be serious but non-life-threatening.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency number at 503-823-3333.

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Suspect in Custody after Thursday Afternoon Bank Robbery in SE Portland - 09/14/17

On Thursday September 14, 2017, at 2:48 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the Bank of the West, located at 8135 Southeast Division Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with employees who told police that the suspect supplied a note demanding money. There were no weapons seen during the robbery. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the bank without incident.

Officers checked the neighborhood and located the suspect in the 7800 block of Southeast of Harrison Street. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division.

Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail detectives and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents are currently investigating this robbery.

Inquiries regarding this incident should be directed to the Portland office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Police Manual
Police Manual
Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 09/12/17

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).

The following directive was posted for its 2nd universal review on Thursday September 7, 2017 and will remain open for comment through Thursday September 21, 2017.

* Directive 344.05 Bias-Based Policing/Profiling Prohibited

Community members are encouraged to read this Directive 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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Attached Media Files: Police Manual
Derek B. Conley
Derek B. Conley
Suspect Arrested After Burglarizing Bicycle Shop and Stealing Bicycles (Photo) - 09/12/17

On Tuesday September 12, 2017, at 3:31 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Outer Rim Bicycle Shop, located at 10625 Northeast Halsey Street, after an alarm company contacted police regarding a burglary.

Officers arrived at the location and found a window to the business had been broken. While officers searched the interior of the business, additional officers canvassed the neighborhood and search for the suspect.

While canvassing the area, an officer located two brand new bicycles hidden in bushes just south of the Outer Rim Bicycle Shop. The officer inspected the bicycles and located an Outer Rim Bicycle price tag on one of the bicycles. The officers collected the bicycles so they could be returned to the bicycle shop owner.

As officers remained in the area they contacted a man that was associated with a vehicle that was parked near the recovered bicycles. Based on information learned during the investigation, including observations from viewing surveillance video, the man was arrested.

The suspect was identified as 34-year-old Derek B. Conley. Conley was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the Second Degree (two counts), Theft in the First Degree (two counts) and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree.

**Updated release with photographs.

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Marty C. Haines
Marty C. Haines
Suspect Arrested After Starting Fires and Assaulting Stranger (Photo) - 09/12/17

On Tuesday September 12, 2017, at 4:05 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the area near Northwest 16th Avenue and Northwest Johnson Street to assist Portland Fire and Rescue (PF&R) personnel in locating a suspect responsible for setting several dumpsters on fire.

While officers responded to the area, PF&R personnel provided a description of the suspect who had started the dumpster fires. Additional information was broadcast that PF&R had located and extinguished another fire near Northwest 13th Avenue and Northwest Lovejoy Street and that the suspect was last seen at Northwest 16th Avenue and Northwest Lovejoy Street after assaulting a person walking through the area.

Officers located the suspect on Northwest 16th Avenue south of Northwest Lovejoy Street, at which time the suspect began throwing rocks at officers. To decrease the likelihood of being struck by the rocks the suspect hurled through the air, officers positioned themselves a safe distance from the suspect. The suspect continued to throw rocks at officers. As the suspect threw rocks at officers he struck and broke the window of a police vehicle.

As the suspect continued to throw more rocks at officers, he started to light bushes on fire. Officers attempted to talk with the suspect and take him into custody; however, the suspect was uncooperative with the officers' instructions. Officers devised a plan to contact the suspect. The officers approached the suspect and took him into custody.

The suspect was transported to the Multnomah County Jail and has been identified as 58-year-old Marty C. Haines. Haines was charged with two counts of Attempt Assault in the Second Degree, three counts of Reckless Burning, one count each of Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, Assault in the Fourth Degree, Resisting Arrest, and Attempt Assault on a Police Officer.

PF&R investigators will continue to investigate the dumpster fires. The person who was assaulted by Haines was treated by emergency medical personnel at the scene and was not transported to the hospital.

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Attached Media Files: Marty C. Haines
UPDATE #2: Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Old Town/Chinatown District - 09/11/17

The victim of a homicide that occurred on Thursday September 7, 2017 near Northwest 5th Avenue and Northwest Everett Street has been identified as 40-year-old Desmond A. Garrett of Portland. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined Garrett died as a result of being struck by gunfire.

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Detectives continue to investigate the death of an adult male after a shooting and car crash near the intersection of Northwest Everett Street and Northwest 5th Avenue.

As officers responded to the report of a shooting at Northwest 6th Avenue and Northwest Everett Street, callers to 9-1-1 reported a car crash had also occurred at the intersection of Northwest 5th Avenue and Northwest Everett Street.

When officers arrived at the intersection of Northwest 5th Avenue and Northwest Everett Street they located a two vehicle crash involving a white Mercury sedan and a green Ford pickup. The adult male occupant of the sedan suffered traumatic injuries. Community members attempted to save the man's life by administering CPR. When emergency medical personnel arrived to render additional medical aid they determined the man was deceased.

Investigators contacted additional witnesses regarding the shooting and crash and learned the white Mercury was near the intersection of Northwest 6th Avenue and Northwest Everett Street when witnesses heard gunfire. According to witnesses, immediately after the gunshots, the Mercury drove east on Northwest Everett Street, crashed into a small power box on the north side of the road, then crashed into a Ford pick-up that was parked near the northeast corner of Northwest Everett Street and Northwest 5th Avenue.

As officers continued to canvass the area, they located evidence of gunfire near Northwest 6th Avenue and Northwest Everett Street, including several bullet strikes into a nearby building. An additional crime scene with evidence of gunfire was also located at Northwest 6th Avenue between Northwest Everett Street and Northwest Flanders Street.

An occupant of the Ford pick-up was taken to the hospital by private vehicle for minor injuries as a result of the Mercury crashing into the Ford pickup he occupied.

Detectives with the Detective Division's Homicide Detail, criminalist with the Forensic Evidence Division, and Central Precinct officers will continue to investigate this death.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner will take custody of the deceased person and perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death in the coming days. The victim's name will not be released until his next of kin are located and notified.

The area from Northwest 4th Avenue to Northwest 7th Avenue and Northwest Davis Street to Northwest Flanders Street will remain closed to vehicle, bicycle, TriMet, and pedestrian traffic during this death investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation should contact Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762 or Erik.Kammerer@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.

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

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 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. Rewards of up to $1,000 are available for other unsolved felony crimes - $2,500 for unsolved homicides.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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On Thursday September 7, 2017, at 10:21 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Northwest 5th Avenue and Northwest Everett Street on the report of a shooting.

Officers arrived and located a crashed vehicle with one occupant suffering from traumatic injuries. Medical personnel determined the person was deceased.

Based on preliminary information, detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail are responding to conduct a death investigation.

There have been no arrests at this time.

Interested media should stage at Northwest 5th Avenue and Northwest Flanders Street. The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene.

The area from Northwest 4th Avenue to Northwest 7th Avenue and Northwest Davis Street to Northwest Flanders Street is closed to vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic during this death investigation.

Detectives are asking that anyone with information call the Police Non-Emergency Line tonight at 503-823-3333, or the Detective Division tomorrow at 503-823-0400.

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Stick with Hook
Stick with Hook
Multiple People Arrested During Protests in Downtown (Photo) - 09/10/17

On Sunday, September 10, 2017, seven people were arrested during multiple protests and a permitted march held in Downtown Portland. The protest events and march were held in Terry Schrunk Plaza, Waterfront Park and roadways in the downtown area over the course of several hours.

The intent of law enforcement today was to provide a safe environment for all participants, non-participants, and community members while ensuring the peaceful exercise of the First Amendment.

Portland Stands United Against Hate (PSUAH) held a peaceful assembly and march that started and concluded at Terry Schrunk Plaza.

Additional demonstrators gathered for protests at Waterfront Park and officers located and seized multiple weapons (See attachments). Groups that gathered at Waterfront Park escalated in behavior, and threw rocks, irritant smoke bombs and other projectiles. As the demonstrators moved west, they continued to throw projectiles at officers. Two police officers sustained minor injuries as a result of today's protest.

Throughout the afternoon, the Portland Police Bureau provided information and updates on Twitter, including photos of the many weapons and items seized throughout the day: https://twitter.com/PortlandPolice

As the afternoon progressed, protesters left the area and traveled to Vancouver, Washington. The Portland Police Bureau sent personnel to Vancouver to support Vancouver Police.

The following people were arrested today and will be arraigned in Multnomah County Court on September 11:

27-year-old Tyler W. Bristow was arrested near Southwest Park Avenue and Southwest Taylor street on charges of Interfering with a Police Officer and Resist Arrest.

37-year-old Chad Skjei was arrested near Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Taylor Street on charges of Interfering with a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, and Attempt Theft in the Second Degree.

18-year-old Thomas "Sarah" Wallace was arrested near Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Taylor Street on charges of Assault on a Police Officer (two counts) and Harassment.

35-year-old Deaclan S. Lenartz was arrested near Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Taylor Street on charges of Interfering with a Police Officer and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

42-year-old Naomi G. Seraphina was arrested near Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Taylor Street on charges of Interfering with a Police Officer and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

27-year-old Alice E. Hall was arrested near Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Taylor Street on charges of Interfering with a Police Officer and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

37-year-old Eli F. Richey was arrested near Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Taylor Street on a charge of Interfering with a Police Officer.

The law enforcement and public safety partners today included the following agencies:

* Portland Police Bureau
* Oregon State Police
* Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
* Federal Protective Service
* Multnomah County District Attorney's Office
* Portland Fire & Rescue

The Portland Police Bureau will review video and images of today's events in an attempt to identify people who were involved in criminal activity. Anyone with information about criminal behavior at any of these events is asked to share it by email to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov; or, anonymously through Crime Stoppers of Oregon by texting CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip; online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php or by calling 503-823-HELP (4357).

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September 10 Demonstration and March Route
September 10 Demonstration and March Route
Demonstrations and Counter-Protest Sunday Afternoon in Downtown Portland (Photo) - 09/10/17

NOTE: NEW INFORMATION ABOUT DEMONSTRATION AND MARCH ROUTE

The Police Bureau has established two separate demonstration areas for those gathering at Waterfront Park today. Participants in the Patriot Prayer Free Speech Rally should gather in Waterfront Park between Southwest Taylor Street and Southwest Salmon Street. Those who are counter-protesting, should gather in Waterfront Park in the area north of Southwest Taylor Street and south of Southwest Yamhill Street. Officers will be available to assist participants in finding the appropriate location. (See attachment for locations.)

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The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind the public there are multiple demonstrations occurring this afternoon in Downtown Portland. The intent of law enforcement is to provide a safe environment for all participants, non-participants, and community members while ensuring the peaceful exercise of the First Amendment.

Events are expected in Waterfront Park and Terry Schrunk Plaza.

The Police Bureau encourages road users to be aware of the potential for traffic interruptions and to plan for alternate routes in and around Downtown Portland.

Portland Stands United Against Hate (PSUAH) has been issued a permit for a street march (See attachment for route).

Unpermitted marchers should remain on sidewalks and obey traffic laws.

There will be a significant law enforcement presence, due to past threats and acts of violence between these different groups, both locally and nationally. Due to these threats and the potential for violence, persons attending any of the events should not bring any weapons (firearms, knives, etc.) or items that can be used as weapons (sticks, bats, poles, rocks, fireworks/incendiary devices, etc.) to any of the events. Prohibited items may be seized by police and, if in violation of city, state or federal law, the possessor may be arrested and charged criminally.

The City of Portland has specific conduct rules and laws that apply to parks - https://www.portlandoregon.gov/citycode/?c=28627 including a specific prohibition on the possession of weapons in parks - https://www.portlandoregon.gov/citycode/article/147782.

Incidents that threaten life, safety or property will be investigated through review of public, media, and law enforcement video, and through contact with witnesses and victims. People who participate in illegal behavior will be subject to arrest on Sunday or at a later time after additional investigation has occurred. People near others who are preparing to or in the act of committing criminal behavior are encouraged to separate themselves from the group and notify police.

The Bureau has been collaborating with law enforcement and public safety partners to ensure that public safety is the top priority for all participants and community members. Law enforcement and public safety partners may include, but are not limited to the following agencies:

* Portland Police Bureau
* Oregon State Police
* Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
* Federal Protective Service
* United States Attorney's Office
* Multnomah County District Attorney's Office
* Portland Fire & Rescue

The Portland Police Bureau intends to share pertinent information with the community on the day of the events through its main Twitter account: @PortlandPolice

Life-threatening emergencies should be reported to 9-1-1. Call 9-1-1 if you can; text 9-1-1 if you can't. Texts to 9-1-1 cannot include emoticons, emoji's, pictures, or videos.

Anyone with information about criminal behavior being planned at any of these events is asked to share it by email to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov; or, anonymously through Crime Stoppers of Oregon by texting CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip; online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php or by calling 503-823-HELP (4357).


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UPDATE #2: Death Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland - 09/09/17

The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined the person found deceased in a travel-trailer in the Fox Run Mobile Home Park Friday evening died as a result of suicide. The cause of death was determined to be a gunshot wound.

The deceased person was identified as 21-year-old Jeffrey Morse of Portland.

Based on information learned during the investigation, detectives believe Morse shot a 51-year-old man inside a travel-trailer and then shot and killed himself. When police responded to the location they evacuated the 51-year-old victim to emergency medical personnel. The victim was transported to an area hospital by ambulance and is expected to survive his injuries.

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Detectives and criminalists continue to investigate a shooting in which one person has died and one was injured.

At 8:09 p.m. on Friday, North Precinct officers responded to a travel-trailer in the Fox Run Mobile Home Park, located at 9000 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, on the report of a person shot.

When officers arrived at the Fox Run Mobile Home Park several people approached officers and informed the officers there were two people inside a travel-trailer that had sustained gunshot wounds.

Officers responded to and entered the travel trailer. Inside the trailer, officers located two adult males with gunshot injuries. One of the men was alive and the other man was non-responsive. The officers rendered medical aid to the responsive man and evacuated him out of the trailer to an awaiting ambulance. Emergency medical personnel entered the trailer and determined the unresponsive male with a gunshot wound had died.

The man that was transported to an area hospital by ambulance is currently being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Homicide Detail detectives, Forensic Evidence criminalists, North Precinct officers, and the Oregon State Medical examiner will remain at the Fox Run Mobile Home Park to continue this shooting and death investigation for the next four to five hours.

Based on information learned so far in the investigation, there is not believed to be a danger to the community related to this investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this shooting and death investigation is asked to contact Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033 or Anthony.Merrill@portlandoregon.gov

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Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives are responding to conduct a death investigation at a residence in the 9000 block of Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard.

Representatives from the Homicide Detail, Forensic Evidence Division, Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, and the Oregon State Medical Examiner are responding to the scene.

Initial information suggests officers responded to a residence after receiving a 9-1-1 call. When officers arrived at the location they located one person who was deceased and another person who was alive and suffering from a gun shot injury. The person who was alive and had sustained a gunshot wound was transported to an area hospital by ambulance. The severity of the transported person's injuries are unknown at this time.

Interested media should respond to 9000 Northeast Vancouver Way.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the location, ETA 45 minutes.

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Rifle and Bandolier
Rifle and Bandolier
Officers Arrest Armed Suspect in the Southwest Park Blocks (Photo) - 09/08/17

On Friday September 8, 2017, at 1:08 p.m., Central Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to Southwest Park Avenue and Southwest Main Street on the report of a man with a gun in the park.

While en route to the location, police officers learned a community member had notified Portland Park Rangers there was a man in the park with a gun. Park rangers obtained a description of the man and the gun from the witness. Based on the witness' description of the gun, park rangers and police officers believed the suspect possessed a rifle.

When officers arrived near the location they devised a plan to safely contact the suspect and further investigate the report that he was armed with a rifle. Officers approached the suspect, detained him, located a rifle, and twenty rounds of shotgun ammunition in a bandolier.

The firearm and ammunition were seized as evidence.

The suspect was identified as 21-year-old Johnathan A. Christ. Christ was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Officers also requested Multnomah County Jail Mental Health staff contact Christ for evaluation.

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Police Bureau to Rescind Gang Designations - 09/08/17

On Friday, September 8, 2017, during the Community Peace Collaborative (CPC) meeting, the Portland Police Bureau announced it will stop documenting people as gang members beginning on October 15, 2017.

The Gang Designation Policy was implemented more than 20 years ago when gun and gang violence rates had escalated dramatically in the city. It was developed to be an investigative tool to help police decrease escalating gun violence.

As times have changed, the Police Bureau in partnership with community members have realized being labeled a "gang member" can have a negative impact on the person who may be making attempts to overcome the life challenges they face. Today, new processes and technologies allow police to investigate crimes in a manner that our community supports and that will not have the unintended consequences of potentially harming those who may need services and help the most.

The policy will be rescinded on October 15th, and the names of approximately 300 people who are currently designated on the list will be purged from the database. A directive regarding referrals to services for those who may be involved in gangs of violent gang related behaviors is currently being developed.

People from our community who engage in violent crime and those who do so on behalf of a criminal organization will continue to be a focus of enforcement efforts of the Police Bureau. While enforcement and adjudication is an important component of stopping violence, providing meaningful services, community outreach, and relationship building is equally important. PPB strives to engage in each of those every single day in partnership with those such as the Office of Youth Violence Prevention (OYVP), the Multnomah County District Attorney's office, the US Attorney's office, Multnomah County Parole and Probation, the Oregon Youth Authority and many others.

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Demonstrations Expected Sunday Afternoon - 09/08/17

The Portland Police Bureau would like to make the public aware of multiple demonstrations expected to occur the afternoon of Sunday, September 10, 2017, in Downtown Portland. The intent of law enforcement is to provide a safe environment for all participants, non-participants, and community members while ensuring the peaceful exercise of the First Amendment.

Events are expected near the Salmon Street Springs in Waterfront Park, Pioneer Square, and Terry Schrunk Plaza.

While there are no specific indicators that the events will disrupt traffic or transit flow, the Bureau encourages road users to be aware of the potential and to plan for alternate routes in and around Downtown Portland.

Portland Stands United Against Hate has been issued a permit for a street march. Unpermitted marchers should remain on sidewalks and obey traffic laws.

There will be a significant law enforcement presence, due to past threats and acts of violence between these different groups, both locally and nationally. Due to these threats and the potential for violence, persons attending any of the events should not bring any weapons (firearms, knives, etc.) or items that can be used as weapons (sticks, bats, poles, rocks, fireworks/incendiary devices, etc.) to any of the events. Prohibited items may be seized by police and, if in violation of city, state or federal law, the possessor may be arrested and charged criminally.

The City of Portland has specific conduct rules and laws that apply to parks - https://www.portlandoregon.gov/citycode/?c=28627 including a specific prohibition on the possession of weapons in parks - https://www.portlandoregon.gov/citycode/article/147782.

Incidents that threaten life, safety or property will be investigated through review of public, media, and law enforcement video, and through contact with witnesses and victims. People who participate in illegal behavior will be subject to arrest on Sunday or at a later time after additional investigation has occurred. People near others who are preparing to or in the act of committing criminal behavior are encouraged to separate themselves from the group and notify police.

The Bureau has been collaborating with law enforcement and public safety partners to ensure that public safety is the top priority for all participants and community members. Law enforcement and public safety partners may include, but are not limited to the following agencies:

* Portland Police Bureau
* Oregon State Police
* Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
* Federal Protective Service
* United States Attorney's Office
* Multnomah County District Attorney's Office
* Portland Fire & Rescue

The Portland Police Bureau intends to share pertinent information with the community on the day of the events through its main Twitter account: @PortlandPolice

Life-threatening emergencies should be reported to 9-1-1. Call 9-1-1 if you can; text 9-1-1 if you can't. Texts to 9-1-1 cannot include emoticons, emoji's, pictures, or videos.

Anyone with information about criminal behavior being planned at any of these events is asked to share it by email to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov; or, anonymously through Crime Stoppers of Oregon by texting CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip; online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php or by calling 503-823-HELP (4357).

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Harold D. Edwards III
Harold D. Edwards III
Three Arrested for Thursday Morning Armed Robbery in Northeast Portland (Photo) - 09/07/17

On Thursday September 7, 2017, at 10:09 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Verizon Wireless Store, located at 3004 Northeast Broadway, on the report of an armed robbery.

As officers responded they learned three suspects had entered the store wearing masks and at least one of the suspects possessed a firearm.

Officers arrived on scene and spoke with Verizon Wireless Store employees. The employees provided officers with the suspects' descriptions. Officers also learned the suspects demanded access to items in the store and after obtaining a large quantity of merchandise, the suspects left the store.

While officers performed a neighborhood search for the suspects, the suspects were located driving a vehicle in Northeast Portland. Officers performed a high risk traffic stop on the vehicle and its occupants. During the traffic stop officers took three suspects into custody, located a firearm, and recovered stolen merchandise.

The three suspects were identified as 20-year-old Harold D. Edwards III, 20-year-old Keyshawn D. Thomas, and 19-year-old Fran T. Hernandez-Fowlkes. All three were lodged into the Multnomah County Jail. Edwards was charged with two counts each of Robbery in the First Degree, Robbery in the Second Degree and Kidnap in the First Degree. Thomas was charged with two counts each of Robbery in the First Degree and Robbery in the Second Degree. Hernandez-Fowlkes was charged with three counts of Theft in the First Degree, two counts of Robbery in the First Degree, two counts of Robbery in the Second Degree, two counts of Kidnap in the First Degree and an outstanding warrant.


Anyone with information regarding this robbery or Edwards, Thomas, and Hernandez-Fowlkes should contact Detective Robert Hollins at 503-823-3441 or Robert.Hollins@portlandoregon.gov.

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RoseCityUnited.jpg
Support 4th Annual Rose City United Police vs. Fire Soccer Match at Providence Park (Photo) - 09/07/17

Come watch the Portland Police Bureau challenge Portland Fire and Rescue, Sunday, September 10th at 12:00 pm, in a battle of first-responders soccer match at Providence Park. Cheer on your favorite police officer or firefighter as they go head-to-head in a competitive match at Providence Park.

The match is free, but a suggested monetary donation to the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division or Toy N Joy Makers is requested at the gate.

"Community partnerships that bring awareness and support like our partnership with the Portland Timbers allow small organizations like the Sunshine Division to serve so many families in Portland." said Officer Matt Tobey, who is assigned to the Sunshine Division as a police liaison. "This is a unique opportunity for families and first-responder supporters to cheer on our teams and support the work we do."

More Ways to Support Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division:
Saturday, September 9, 2017, Timbers 2 vs. Real Monarchs SLC match at Providence Park! Match starts at 7pm. Join Sunshine Division for this fundraising Timbers 2 match by purchasing tickets online at: Timbers.com/Sunshine and entering promo code: Sunshine A percentage of the proceeds benefit the Sunshine Division.



About the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division:
The Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division offers free food assistance six days a week at their N. Portland warehouse and 24 hour food assistance through a partnership with the Portland Police Bureau, who store Sunshine Division food boxes at each police precinct to be dispatched at any time. They provide no-cost, bulk food and food boxes to 20+ local hunger relief non-profits serving Clark, Clackamas, Washington, and Multnomah counties. In addition to food relief, they offer new and gently-used clothing in an on-site clothing room and fund new school clothes for low income children through our Izzy's Kid's program which pairs a Portland police officer with a child for a one-on-one shopping experience. In late October 2017, the Sunshine Division will open a second food pantry and clothing room in SE Portland. Stay tuned for more information..

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UmpquaBank Robbery Suspect
UmpquaBank Robbery Suspect
Bank Robbery Thursday Morning in Northeast Portland (Photo) - 09/07/17

On Thursday September 7, 2017, at 10:19 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the Umpqua Bank, located at 1448 Northeast Weidler Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with employees who told police the suspect entered the bank wearing a mask and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the bank without incident.

Several officers checked the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as a white male in his late twenties to early thirties, 5'10"" tall with a thin build.

Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail detectives and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents are currently investigating this robbery.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail Detective Brett Hawkinson at 503-823-1080 or Brett.Hawkinson@PortlandOregon.gov, or the Portland office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at 503-224-4181.

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Attached Media Files: UmpquaBank Robbery Suspect
UPDATE: SERT/CNT Responding to Assist in Search for Shooting Suspect in East Portland - Arrest - 09/06/17

The search for a suspect involved in today's disturbance and a shooting investigation Tuesday evening has ended, the suspect is in custody.

On Wednesday September 6, 2017, at 1:17 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a disturbance in the 14200 block of Southeast Stark Street. As officers responded they learned there was a disturbance involving a man, woman and a tow truck driver.

When officers arrived they recognized on of the men involved in today's disturbance as the same suspect involved in a shooting that occurred on Tuesday September 5, 2017 at 9:07 p.m. at the same location.

Officers attempted to contact the suspect; however, he ran from officers. Additional officers in the area observed the suspect flee from police. The suspect forced his way into an occupied apartment, but left once confronted by the resident.

Officers established a perimeter. Based on the information that the suspect was involved in a shooting the night prior and the likelihood the suspect was armed, the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) responded to the location.

SERT and CNT responded to the location. SERT performed a neighborhood block search. As SERT officers searched a property in the area of the 14100 block of Southeast Stark Street they located the suspect on the roof of a structure. The suspect followed SERT officers' commands and was taken into custody.

There were no injuries reported during the Tuesday night shooting investigation. The tow truck driver and woman involved in today's disturbance are safe and uninjured.

Assault detectives will continue to investigate the incident.

Roadways in the area will reopen in the next thirty minutes.

The suspect's name will be released once he is lodged in the Multnomah County Jail.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to the area of Southeast 142nd Avenue and Southeast Stark Street to assist officers with a neighborhood search for a possibly armed suspect in a shooting from Tuesday evening.

The area affected by this police incident is between Southeast 141st Avenue to Southeast 142nd Avenue from Southeast Stark Street to Southeast Taylor Street. Community members should stay away from the area during this incident.

Southeast Stark Street is closed from Southeast 139th Avenue to Southeast 142nd Avenue.

David Douglas High School has been placed on lockdown.

Interested media should stage near Southeast 139th Avenue and Southeast Stark Street.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene and will provide updates when they become available.

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North Precinct Officers Investigate Early Morning Shooting in Portland's Concordia Neighborhood - 09/06/17

On Wednesday September 6, 2017, at 3:45 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 5200 block of Northeast 24th Avenue, on the report of gunfire.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire, including a home with approximately 30 bullet strikes.

During the investigation, officers contacted the homeowner of the residence that was shot. Investigators learned the home that was shot was likely not the intended target, rather a nearby home was likely the target of the shooting.

There are no known injuries as a result of this shooting.

Officers searched the surrounding neighborhood but did not locate a suspect.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team (GET) responded to the location and took over the investigation. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 503-823-4106 or email information to gangs@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.

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

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 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. Rewards of up to $1,000 are available for other unsolved felony crimes - $2,500 for unsolved homicides.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app.

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Portland Police Added Additional Patrols During the Labor Day Weekend - 09/05/17

The Portland Police Bureau arrested 69 impaired drivers in August with the support of additional funding supplied by a grant from Oregon Impact.

Once again, the Portland Police Bureau added enhanced DUII patrols this Labor Day Weekend. There were 11 people booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of DUII over the Labor Day Weekend. As the hot summer season winds down please use caution when enjoying the final days of summer.

Officers will continue enhanced patrols in school zones to raise awareness that school is back in session.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that in 2014, 9,967 people died in crashes involving a drunk driver, or 31 percent of the total traffic fatalities. The estimated economic cost of alcohol impaired driving crashes is $44 billion, making it not only one of the deadliest traffic issues, but also one of the costliest.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind the public that drug-impaired driving is just as dangerous, and illegal, as alcohol-impaired driving. Please follow these helpful reminders:
* Use a designated driver
* Call a taxi or ride-sharing company
* If you drink or smoke marijuana, do it responsibly
* Remember, buzzed driving is drunk driving

Community members can support zero tolerance for impaired driving by immediately reporting impaired drivers to 9-1-1.

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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U.S. Bank Robbery #2
U.S. Bank Robbery #2
Bank Robbery Tuesday Morning in Portland's Sunnyside Neighborhood (Photo) - 09/05/17

On Tuesday September 5, 2017, at 10:42 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the U.S. Bank, located at 1225 Southeast Cesar E Chavez Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with employees who told police that the suspect implied he had a bomb and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the bank without incident.

Several officers checked the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as a 30 to 50-year-old white male, 5'4" to 5'7" tall with a medium build.

Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail detectives and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents are currently investigating this robbery.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail Detective Brett Hawkinson at 503-823-1080 or Brett.Hawkinson@PortlandOregon.gov, or the Portland office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at 503-224-4181.

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Officers Arrest Two Suspects After Pursuit and Crash in Portland's Gateway Neighborhood - 09/04/17

On Monday September 4, 2017, at 3:00 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Fred Meyer, located at 1111 Northeast 102nd Avenue, on the report of the presence of a suspect involved in a theft from earlier in the day.

As officers responded to the location, they learned the caller to 9-1-1 had two leaf blowers stolen from his property earlier today. The caller had reviewed surveillance video of the theft and believed a maroon 1998 GMC pickup he observed in the Fred Meyer parking lot, matched the truck driven by suspects that had stolen his leaf blowers.

The victim approached the suspect vehicle and observed the leaf blowers in the truck. The victim called 9-1-1 and provided the license plate and description of the truck. A search of the GMC pickup's license plate revealed the vehicle was stolen.

Officers arrived on scene and the driver of the GMC pickup sped away, crashing over a center barrier with shrubbery. Officers pursued the vehicle and attempted to perform a pursuit intervention technique, but were unsuccessful.

The pickup continued to travel north on Northeast 102nd Avenue, until the driver jumped out of the vehicle. The pickup came to a stop after crashing into a fence in the yard of a house on Northeast 102nd Avenue north of Northeast Halsey Street. Once the vehicle stopped, a female passenger with a toddler in her arms jumped out of the truck and began running from police.

The woman continued to run from police while carrying the toddler. She attempted to enter passing vehicles by pulling on door handles. The female passenger eventually opened the door of a vehicle and threw the toddler inside. An officer attempted to take the female passenger into custody and the woman assaulted the police officer. The female was taken into custody when additional officers arrived on scene.

Officers had also pursued the driver of the GMC pickup on foot after he jumped from the moving truck. The driver was taken into custody a short distance from where the truck came to a stop.

The officer who was assaulted by the woman passenger caring the toddler and another officer who chased the driver both sustained minor injuries and were taken to the hospital by officers.

The female passenger was transported to the hospital by ambulance for a pre-existing non-life-threatening injury.

The male driver was also transported to the hospital after he told officers he had swallowed illegal narcotics prior to being arrested.

The two-year-old was uninjured and placed in Child Protective Services custody.

The names of the suspects will be released when they are lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

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UPDATE #2: SERT/CNT Responding to Assist with Search for Carjacking Suspects in Portland's King and Boise Neighborhoods - 09/04/17

SERT and CNT have concluded the neighborhood search for two suspects wanted in connection with an early morning armed carjacking.

The suspects have not been located at this time.

The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail will continue to investigate this incident.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact police at 503-823-3333.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The search for the carjacking suspects is continuing in the area of Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard to North Williams Avenue and Northeast Fremont Street to Northeast Shaver Street.

At 5:53 a.m. this morning North Precinct officers responded to the 400 block of Northeast Tillamook Street on the report of a carjacking.

When officers contacted the victim, they learned the carjacking had occurred near Irvington School, located at 1320 Northeast Brazee Street at approximately 4:30 a.m. The victim was parked and asleep in his vehicle when two suspects knocked on a window of the vehicle and displayed a handgun. The victim exited his vehicle and the suspects left in the victim's dark brown 2003 Lincoln Navigator.

The victim was unable to call police at the location of the carjacking because his phone was in the vehicle when it was stolen. The victim walked to his home in the 400 block of Northeast Tillamook Street and contacted police.

As North Precinct officers searched the area for the victim's vehicle, an officer located the victim's vehicle at the Chevron Gas Station, located at 3435 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard. Shortly after the officer located the victim's vehicle, the suspect drove the vehicle out of the parking lot.

The officer attempted to follow the vehicle without the patrol vehicle's lights and siren activated. The suspects sped away from the officer in the victim's vehicle. Near the intersection of North Beech Street and North Mallory Avenue, the suspects exited the vehicle while the vehicle was still moving. The vehicle came to a stop after running into a curb.

The officer provided other officers updates on the suspect's descriptions and locations. Officers formed a perimeter. Because at least one of the suspects was believed to be armed and recently involved in a carjacking the Special Emergency React Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) were called to the location to assist with searching for the suspects.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to the area of Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard and Northeast Beech Street to assist officers with a search for two suspects involved in an armed carjacking earlier this morning.

Interested media should stage at the Chevron Gas Station at the intersection of Northeast Martin Luther Junior Boulevard and Northeast Fremont Street.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene and will provide updates when they become available.

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Tyler D. Bristow
Tyler D. Bristow
Officers Arrest Two in Connection to Early Morning Shooting Investigation in North Portland (Photo) - 09/04/17

On Monday September 4, 2017, at 1:28 a.m., a North Precinct officer was in the 4300 block of North Lombard Street when he heard multiple gunshots and observed a vehicle leaving the area where he believed the gunshots originated.

Additional officers responded to the area to assist with the investigation. A Multnomah County Sheriff's deputy was also in the area of the shooting and observed a red 2004 Chevrolet Impala driving away from the area near the reported shooting location.

Officers and the deputy stopped the red Chevrolet Impala near North Willamette Boulevard and North Alma Avenue. Officers contacted and detained the three occupants of the vehicle. A handgun was located inside the Chevrolet Impala. The handgun was seized as evidence.

During the investigation, officers located evidence of gunfire in the 7000 block of North Woolsey Avenue. The evidence was documented and seized.

At this time there are no known injured persons as a result of this shooting.

Officers arrested 23-year-old Tyler D. Bristow and 25-year-old Jeffrey L. Putman in connection with the shooting investigation. Bristow was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Discharge of a Firearm in the City. Putman was also booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Discharge of a Firearm in the City, and a parole violation for a previous conviction of Assault in the Second Degree.

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.

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

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 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. Rewards of up to $1,000 are available for other unsolved felony crimes - $2,500 for unsolved homicides.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app.

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Attached Media Files: Tyler D. Bristow , Jeffrey L. Putman
Central Precinct Officers Investigate Death in Downtown Portland - 09/04/17

On Monday September 4, 2017, at 6:49 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the area near Northwest 12th Avenue and Northwest Johnson Street on the report of a person that jumped from a nearby building.

As officers responded to the area they learned a witness had observed a man jump from a building that was under construction.

Officers and emergency medical personnel responded to the location and determined the suspected had died as a result from injuries sustained after falling from the building.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner arrived at the scene to assist with the investigation and has taken the deceased.

Based on the preliminary investigation and statements from witnesses, investigators believe this to be a suicide.

Northwest Johnson Street from Northwest 11th Avenue to Northwest 13th Avenue and Northwest 12th Avenue from Northwest Irving Street to Northwest Kearney Street will be closed for the next hour during the investigation.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable.

The Portland Police Bureau created a video in 2013 titled, "What if You Could Turn Back the Clock on Suicide?" It is available for viewing at https://youtu.be/_1uz3cs-HdA

The Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center is available 24 hours a day at 503-988-4888.

If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please visit Cascadia or call 503-963-2575. Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has an urgent walk-in clinic, open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., 7 days a week. Payment is not necessary.

Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Information about the Portland Police Bureau's Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) and additional resources can be found by visiting http://portlandoregon.gov/police/bhu

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Officers Deescalate Man Threatening Suicide on the Morrison Bridge - Taken to Hospital for Treatment - 09/03/17

On Saturday September 2, 2017, at 8:45 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a man threatening to jump into the Willamette River from the Morrison Bridge.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with the man, who was known to them from previous similar calls. Portland Firefighters were on a boat below the bridge, ready to respond and rescue the man if he jumped.

Officers talked with the man for approximately 45 minutes until he agreed to step away from the edge and go to the hospital for treatment. During the interaction, officers learned that he'd just been released from the hospital after a similar incident.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable.

The Portland Police Bureau created a video in 2013 titled, "What if You Could Turn Back the Clock on Suicide?" It is available for viewing at https://youtu.be/_1uz3cs-HdA

The Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center is available 24 hours a day at 503-988-4888.

If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please visit Cascadia or call 503-963-2575. Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has an urgent walk-in clinic, open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., 7 days a week. Payment is not necessary.

Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Information about the Portland Police Bureau's Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) and additional resources can be found by visiting http://portlandoregon.gov/police/bhu

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Suspect Arrested for Disorderly Conduct After Report of Threats, Gun on MAX Train - No Gun Located (Photo) - 09/03/17

On Saturday September 2, 2017, at 6:01 p.m., East Precinct and Transit Police Division officers responded to the 102nd Avenue Transit Station on the report that a man on a MAX train was threatening people with a gun.

Officers arrived and located a person matching the suspect's description walking away from the Transit Station. Officers made contact with the suspect, at a distance, but he refused to follow police orders to stop and get on the ground. Officers repeated their instructions and the suspect stopped, told the officers to shoot him, and quickly reached into his shorts retrieving a black object that he threw onto the ground. Officers noted that the suspect was extremely agitated.

After seeing the man discard the item, officers approached the suspect and took him into custody. Officers located the black object the suspect threw on the ground and determined it was a cell phone. No gun was located and it is not believed the suspect ever had a gun.

Officers spoke with additional witnesses and learned that nobody actually saw a gun, but that the suspect was holding his shorts and making statements and physical motions as if he had a gun as he was shouting and threatening people on the MAX train.

The suspect, 54-year-old Michael Shawn Boone, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Interfering with Public Transportation.

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Attached Media Files: Michael_Shawn_Boone_54.jpg
Major Crash Team Investigating Serious Injury Crash in Southeast Portland - 09/03/17

On Sunday September 3, 2017, at 12:06 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southeast 35th Place and Clinton Street on the report of an injury traffic crash.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and learned that a person sleeping in the street was struck by a driver who'd pulled from the curb, unaware that the person was sleeping in front of their vehicle.

The injured person was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries. The driver has remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

Due to the serious injuries suffered by the person in the street, the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation.

Street traffic in the area of Southeast 35th Place and Clinton Street is expected to be impacted for the next several hours due to the investigation.

No further updates are expected to be released until later Sunday morning.

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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Manual of Policy and Procedure
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Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 09/01/17

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).

These directives, in 1st Universal Review, will remain posted with comments collected form Friday, Sep 1, 2017 through Saturday, Sep 30, 2017.

* Directive 311.00 Duty Required
* Directive 312.00 Request for Assistance
* Directive 630.31 Assisting Motorists

These directives, in 2nd Universal Review, will remain posted with comments collected from Friday, Sep 1, 2017, through Friday, Sep 15, 2017.

* Directive 215.00 Member Performance Evaluations, originally titled Sworn Represented Member Performance Evaluations
* Directive 220.40 Lawsuits and Claims
* Directive 315.30, Satisfactory Performance
* Directive 1501.00 Field Training Program

Community members are encouraged to read this Directive 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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Attached Media Files: Manual of Policy and Procedure
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Serial Tavern Robbery Suspects Arrested (Photo) - 09/01/17

On Thursday August 31, 2017, 32-year-old Deron A. Crain was arrested for a series of tavern robberies in Portland and Milwaukie.

Crain was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree (13 counts) and Robbery in the Second Degree (14 counts). He was arraigned today.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT), and the East Metro Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team assisted the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail with arresting Crain in the 600 block of Northeast 178th Avenue on Thursday evening.

Once Crain was in custody, detectives and members of SERT, served search warrants at an apartment in the 1500 block of Northeast 66th Avenue and at a duplex in the 4800 block of North Commercial Avenue.

As part of this investigation, Robbery Detail detectives have also applied and obtained an arrest warrant for 33-year-old Johntae D. Hammond. Hammond was already lodged at the Clark County Jail on a parole violation for a previous Assault in the First Degree conviction. The warrant for Hammond's arrest is for 13 counts of Robbery in the First Degree and 14 counts of Robbery in the Second Degree. Hammond is awaiting extradition to Oregon.

Crain and Hammond are suspected of committing armed robberies at the following locations:
* Lotsa Luck Bar & Grill (2136 Southeast Powell Boulevard) on June 3, 2017 at 1:32 a.m.
* Jolly Roger Bar (1340 Southeast 12th Avenue) on June 8, 2017 at 2:20 a.m.
* The Station (2703 Northeast Alberta Street) on June 10, 2017 at 3:01 a.m.
* Bluefin Bar and Grill (7317 Northeast Sandy Boulevard) on June 11, 2017 at 12:30 a.m.
* Lodge Bar (6605 Southeast Powell Boulevard) on June 11, 2017 at 2:10 a.m.
* Concordia Ale House (3276 Northeast Killingsworth Street) on June 29, 2017 at 2:12 a.m.
* Element Lounge (5827 East Burnside Street) on July 1, 2017 at 11:32 p.m.
* Mousetrap Tavern (2305 North Lombard Street) on July 2, 2017 at 4:31 a.m.
* Pappy's Bar and Grill (1144 Northeast 82nd Avenue) on July 2, 2017 at 7:05 a.m.
* Mad Hanna (6129 Northeast Fremont Street) on July 7, 2017 at 2:18 a.m.
* Greeley Avenue Bar and Grill (5421 North Greeley Avenue) on July 10, 2017 at 12:48 a.m.
* Sandy Hut (1430 Northeast Sandy Boulevard) on July 10, 2017 at 2:03 a.m.
* Hilt Bar (1934 Northeast Alberta Street) on July 10, 2017 at 2:11 a.m.
* Gilmore Meadows (5823 Southeast Johnson Creek Boulevard in Milwaukie)
on July 12, 2017 at 1:37 a.m.
* Perch Tavern (7505 North Lombard Street) on August 18, 2017 at 2:08 a.m.

Anyone with information about the listed robberies or Crain and Hammond should contact Detective Tracy Chamberlin at 503-823-4783 or Tracy.Chamberlin@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Deron A. Crain
Officers Investigating Serious Injury Crash in SE Portland - Traffic #Alert - 08/31/17

On Thursday August 31, 2017, at 9:39 p.m., a Gresham Police Department officer located a motorcycle versus vehicle crash at Southeast Stark Street and Southeast 151st Avenue.

The Gresham Police officer observed two injured people at the crash scene and requested two ambulances to the location.

Portland Police Bureau's East Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the scene to take over the investigation.

Preliminary information suggests a 1999 Ford F-350 pickup traveled southbound on Southeast 151st Avenue and turned east onto Southeast Stark Street at the same time a motorcycle with two occupants traveled west on Southeast Stark Street. The Ford F-350 and motorcycle collided at the intersection of Southeast 151st Avenue and Southeast Stark Street.

Emergency medical personnel arrived on scene and rendered aid to the injured motorcycle operator and passenger. The adult male motorcycle operator is believed to have sustained critical life-threatening injuries. Preliminary information suggests the adult female motorcycle passenger sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Both of the injured were transported to an area hospital by ambulance.

The driver of the Ford F-350 remained at the scene, is cooperating with the investigation, and was not injured during the crash.

Southeast Stark Street will be closed in both directions between Southeast 148th Avenue and Southeast 153rd Avenue during this crash investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this crash should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

There are no updates expected this evening.

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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UPDATE#2: Suspect Identified in Yesterday's Shooting (Photo) - 08/31/17

The suspect involved in yesterday's officer-involved shooting has been identified as 31-year-old Jesse Lee Brockner. Brockner was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released from a local hospital yesterday and lodged in the Multnomah County Jail.

A booking photo of the suspect is being released to the public.

This investigation is continuing and involves the Portland Police Bureau, FBI and Yamhill County Sheriff's Office. No additional updates on this matter are expected today.

The involved officer is Officer David Staab, a 24-year veteran. Officer Staab has been placed on paid Administrative Leave, which is standard procedure. The officer will interviewed by Internal Affairs Division investigators within 48 hours.

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.

Once the entire investigation and legal process is complete, the investigative files and any grand jury transcripts will be posted on the Bureau's Open Data page and can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/52175

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###
On Wednesday August 30, 2017, at 12:43 p.m., Portland Police officers were in the area of Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard and Southeast Clinton Street, when they observed a stolen vehicle, a turquoise 1987 Chevrolet Blazer, being driven on the roadway.

Shortly after observing the vehicle, information was broadcast that the vehicle was associated with a bank robbery that was reported to the Washington County Sheriff's Office earlier today. Washington County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the U.S. Bank branch at 18485 Southwest Farmington Road at 9:29 a.m. regarding a suspect armed with a handgun who entered the bank, demanded money, and left with an undisclosed amount of cash. Witnesses said the suspect was a white male and he left the area in a turquoise Blazer.

As officers attempted to stop the vehicle in the area of Southeast Clinton Street and Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard, the driver sped away from the officers. Officers pursued the suspect in the stolen vehicle through neighborhood streets. Shortly after the driver turned north on Northeast 55th Avenue from East Burnside Street, the driver crashed into a parked vehicle.

Officers at the crash scene provided the suspect commands after the crash for the purposes of taking the suspect into custody. The suspect was not complying with police commands and during the encounter with the suspect, an officer fired a handgun, injuring the suspect.

Shortly after the suspect was shot, officers approached the suspect and rendered him medical aid until emergency medical personnel arrived on scene. The suspect was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.

Northeast 55th Avenue will be closed between East Burnside Street and Northeast Everett Street during this investigation.

During this investigation, detectives learned the turquoise Chevrolet Blazer associated with the Washington County bank robbery and today's officer-involved shooting was taken during a burglary that was reported to the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office at 7:10 a.m. today. Yamhill County Sheriff's Deputies were called to the 22000 block of Russell Creek Road on the report of a burglary and the theft of the Blazer.

The involved member will be interviewed by Internal Affairs Division investigators within 48 hours, per current Portland Police Bureau policy.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene of an officer-involved shooting investigation in the 100 block of Northeast 55th Avenue.

Preliminary information indicates the shooting occurred as officers attempted to perform a traffic stop on a stolen vehicle that was associated with a recent bank robbery.

The suspect has been transported to an area hospital by ambulance for treatment. There is no danger to the community.

An officer sustained a minor injury during the incident and is being treated at the scene.

Interested media should respond to the QFC parking lot, located at 5544 East Burnside Street.

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Attached Media Files: Jesse_L_Brockner.jpg
Officers Investigate Vandalism of Multiple Vehicles in Hillside Neighborhood - 08/31/17

On Thursday, August 31, 2017, at 2:39 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 600 block of Northwest MacLeay Road regarding a vandalized vehicle. Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victim of the vandalism. The victim's vehicle had a broken window. Officers investigated the incident and believed the broken window was caused by a pellet or BB gun. An area search for the suspect was performed, but a suspect was not located.

At 8:29 a.m., officers responded to the 2500 block of Northwest Westover Road on the report of an additional vehicle vandalism involving broken windows. Officers contacted the victim and while investigating this vandalism, officers located additional vehicles that had been vandalized overnight in the Hillside Neighborhood.

Officers have now taken reports of at least 20 vehicles that were vandalized overnight in the Hillside Neighborhood. During the investigation, officers located vehicles with broken windows or ones that had been vandalized with eggs. Officers believe the broken windows in the additional vandalism cases were also caused by projectiles from a BB gun or pellet gun.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Coordination Team (DCT) is investigating. Anyone who believes they were the victim of a vandalism related to these incidents should contact the Portland Police non-emergency line at 503-823-3333 or by visiting https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/cor/

Investigators ask anyone with information, including video surveillance, regarding the suspect or suspects involved in these crimes to contact the Portland Police non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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Officers Investigate Shooting that Led to Two Crashes in Northeast Portland - No Injuries - 08/31/17

On Thursday August 30, 2017, at 9:50 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to Northeast 72nd Avenue and Northeast Sandy Boulevard on the report of gunfire and a multiple-vehicle car crash.

When officers arrived at the incident, they located an occupied vehicle with a bullet hole in the windshield and damage from a car crash. Officers also located a second occupied vehicle that was involved in the crash during the shooting, as well as a parked car with a bullet hole. As officers continued to canvas the area and located a bullet hole in Annie's Donuts, located at 3449 Northeast 72nd Avenue.

Officers interviewed the drivers of the two occupied vehicles. The officers learned that while the motorists were traveling through the area, they observed the occupant of a vehicle shoot at the occupant of a silver Chevrolet Impala.

When officers interviewed the driver of one of the cars involved in the crash they learned that during the shooting, a bullet traveled through the vehicle's windshield and shortly afterwards a silver Chevrolet Impala collided head-on into the vehicle.

The driver of the second occupied vehicle involved in the crash was also interviewed. Officers learned the driver's vehicle was crashed into by one of the vehicles fleeing the scene of the shooting.

The drivers that remained at the intersection of Northeast 72nd Avenue and Northeast Sandy Boulevard and were interviewed are not believed to be the intended targets of this shooting.

As an officers continue to responded to the original call location at Northeast 72nd Avenue and Northeast Sandy Boulevard, a Transit Division Sergeant located another vehicle with damage consistent with a motor vehicle crash near Northeast 57th Avenue and Northeast Fremont Street. The driver of this vehicle, informed officers that a silver Chevrolet Impala collided with her vehicle and drove away after the crash.

A North Precinct sergeant was responding to the Northeast 72nd Avenue and Northeast Sandy Boulevard crime scene, he observed a silver Chevrolet Impala with extensive front end damage. The sergeant performed a traffic stop on the vehicle and while contacting the driver, located at least six bullet holes in the silver Chevrolet Impala. The driver of the silver Chevrolet Impala is believed to be the intended target of this shooting.

There are no reported injuries that required ambulance transport to an area hospital as a result of the shooting and crashes involved in Wednesday night's incident.

Based on information learned during the investigation the Gang Enforcement Team has taken over the investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Brent Christensen at 503-823-2087 or Brent.Christensen@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.

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

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 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. Rewards of up to $1,000 are available for other unsolved felony crimes - $2,500 for unsolved homicides.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app.

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PPB and PBOT Work to Keep Kids Safe with Back to School Mission (Photo) - 08/29/17

****Media opportunity: August 30, 2017, 7:15 a.m.-8 a.m.; Vestal Elementary School, located at 161 N.E. 82nd Avenue****

The Portland Police Bureau and the Portland Bureau of Transportation are partnering to keep Portland's students safe as they return to school this week.

Portland Public School students are scheduled to go back to school tomorrow, while other local school districts, as well as private and charter schools, have already or will begin classes during the next two weeks.

To ensure student safety and increase awareness of the start of the school year, the Portland Police Bureau will be conducting high visibility patrols around all schools as part of its annual "Back to School" safety campaign.

This campaign will kick off on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at 7:15 a.m. at Vestal Elementary School, located at 161 N.E. 82nd Avenue. Chief Chris Uehara will join with the staff of Vestal, and officers from the Traffic Division and Youth Services Division to welcome students to school and highlight traffic safety around schools.

The Portland Police Bureau Youth Services Division, Traffic Division, Central Precinct, North Precinct and East Precinct will be providing a highly visible police presence in and around local schools. Officers, including Photo Radar Units, will be enforcing traffic laws in these zones to reduce the number of crashes in school zones and to create a safe environment for students returning to school. There will be emphasis placed on traffic safety and traffic education for the students, bicyclists and drivers of motorized vehicles during the morning hours when students arrive at their schools and in the afternoon hours when the schools dismiss their students.


Please remember:
* If you're driving, obey the 20 mph speed limit in school zones.
* Be vigilant and courteous to children crossing the street.
* If you're a parent, consider walking or biking to school with your students where possible to reduce congestion, improve safety and provide young people with needed physical activity.

Remind your child to:
* Never walk while texting or talking on the phone.
* If texting, move out of the way of others and stop on the sidewalk.
* Never cross the street while using an electronic device.
* Do not walk with headphones on.
* Be aware of the surroundings.

Finally, watch for school buses. Remember, if yellow or red lights are flashing and the stop arm is extended, traffic must stop.

For more information on the Portland Safe Routes to School program visit http://www.saferoutesportland.org

The Portland Police Bureau and the Portland Bureau of Transportation are committed to working 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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Attached Media Files: School_Zone.jpg
Officers Investigate Early Morning Shooting in SE Portland - 08/29/17

On Tuesday August 29, 2017, at 2:28 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Plaid Pantry, located at 11150 Southeast Division Street, on the report of gunfire.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire. During the investigation, officers contacted a witness and learned that a man, who was standing in the Plaid Pantry parking lot, fired multiple rounds at an occupied vehicle that was parked in the same parking lot. The victim's vehicle, its occupants and the suspected shooter left the area before officers arrived.

Officers searched the surrounding neighborhood and area hospitals, but were unable to locate possible victims or the suspect.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team (GET) responded to the location and took over the investigation. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 503-823-4106 or email information to gangs@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.

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

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 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. Rewards of up to $1,000 are available for other unsolved felony crimes - $2,500 for unsolved homicides.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app.

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Central Precinct Officers Investigate Death in Downtown Portland - 08/29/17

On Monday August 28, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 1200 block of Southwest Arnold Street on the report of a missing endangered person.

Officers contacted family of the reported missing man, who informed officers they were concerned about a family member who displayed signs of depression and being in mental health crisis.

As officers attempted to locate the man, a Central Precinct sergeant was flagged down by a community member at 12:04 a.m. regarding a man who had jumped from the top of a parking garage, located at 126 Southwest Clay Street.

The person who jumped was identified as the missing and endangered man officers were attempting to locate.

Based on the investigation and statements from witnesses, investigators believe this to be a suicide.


Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable.

The Portland Police Bureau created a video in 2013 titled, "What if You Could Turn Back the Clock on Suicide?" It is available for viewing at https://youtu.be/_1uz3cs-HdA

The Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center is available 24 hours a day at 503-988-4888.

If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please visit Cascadia or call 503-963-2575. Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has an urgent walk-in clinic, open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., 7 days a week. Payment is not necessary.

Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Information about the Portland Police Bureau's Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) and additional resources can be found by visiting http://portlandoregon.gov/police/bhu

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UPDATE: Major Crash Team Responding to Investigate Fatal Single Motorcycle Crash in East Portland - Traffic #Alert - 08/28/17

The motorcyclist who was killed last night while traveling on the ramp from northbound Interstate 205 to westbound Interstate 84 has been identified as 34-year-old Joshua C. Brisack of Portland.

Investigators with the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Traffic Investigation Unit have learned no other vehicles were involved and believe speed was a factor in this fatal crash.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###


On Sunday August 27, 2017, at 5:58 p.m., East Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a single motorcycle crash on the ramp from northbound Interstate 205 to westbound Interstate 84, exit 21B.

When officers arrived they located a motorcycle on the shoulder of the freeway ramp and the motorcyclist below the ramp near the bike path.

Medical personnel arrived and determined the motorcyclist had died from traumatic injuries as a result of the crash.

The ramp to westbound Interstate 84 from northbound Interstate 205 and Northeast Glisan Streest is closed during this investigation. Officers have also closed the Interstate 205 multiuse path in the area. The ramp and multiuse path will remain closed for the next two to three hours as investigators with the Major Crash Team investigate this crash.

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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Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Cully Neighborhood - 08/28/17

On Monday August 28, 2017, at 1:16 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 5700 block of Northeast 60th Avenue on the report of gunfire.

As officers responded to the scene they received additional information that a suspect, inside of a passing vehicle, shot at a person walking on the east side of Northeast 60th Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and canvassed the scene for a victim, witnesses, and evidence. Officers located one vehicle with bullet strikes. The vehicle was parked in a driveway and unoccupied at the time of the shooting. The vehicle and the owner of the vehicle are not believed to be the target of the shooting.

No gunshot victims were located at the scene or have arrived at any area hospitals.

Northeast 60th Avenue was closed for a short period of time during the investigation, but all roadways are now open.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to conduct an investigation.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 503-823-4106 or email information to gangs@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.

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

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 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. Rewards of up to $1,000 are available for other unsolved felony crimes - $2,500 for unsolved homicides.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app.

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UPDATE #2: SWAT Responding to Assist North Precinct Officers with Wanted Suspects -- Two Arrested (Photo) - 08/26/17

The suspects arrested in connection to an investigation in the 13000 block of Northeast Prescott Drive have been identified as 58-year-old James M. Siberz and 19-year-old Dennis R. Spencer.

Siberz was booked into the Multnomah County Jail for an Oregon State Parole Board warrant for a parole violation in connection with a previous Assault in the Second Degree conviction.

Spencer was lodged into the jail on an Oregon State Parole Board warrant in relation to his post-prison supervision for an earlier conviction of Assault in the Second Degree and for an Oregon Youth Authority warrant. Officers had attempted to locate Spencer when they responded to the 13000 Northeast Prescott Drive.


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North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers were able to successfully contact the occupants of an apartment in the 13000 block of Northeast Prescott Drive. The officers negotiated with the people inside the apartment until they successfully got seven people to exit the residence.

Two of the people who came out of the apartment had warrants, were arrested, and will be transported to the Multnomah County Jail. One of the people arrested tonight was a suspect officers had responded to locate this evening. The other suspect was not initially being sought by police, but had a warrant and was taken into custody during this incident. There is one suspect outstanding. At this time it is not believed this suspect poses a danger to the community.

The Washington County Tactical Negotiation Team (TNT) was responding to assist with this incident but has been canceled and will not come to the location.

Officers have reopened Northeast Prescott Drive between Northeast 129th Avenue and Northeast 131st Avenue.

The apartment and one of the people taken into custody this evening are believed to be connected to an investigation that began on Wednesday August 23, 2017 at 6:47 p.m. On Wednesday, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to the report of a fight and a single shot fired in the 13000 block of Northeast Prescott Street. Officers arrived in the area and located one fired bullet casing.

During Wednesday night's investigation officers arrested one juvenile male after he ran from the backyard of the same apartment officers contacted this evening. The juvenile ran from the area and attempted to hide a handgun. The handgun was recovered on Wednesday and seized as evidence.

As officers approached the apartment tonight, to contact the people inside, they saw bullet holes in the apartment from previous shootings. An officer also located additional evidence of gunfire in the backyard. Based on observations made by officers this evening and knowledge of past criminal activity associated with the wanted suspects, supervisors believed specially trained officers should respond to assist with the arrest of the wanted suspects. At that time TNT was requested.

The names of the two suspects that will be lodged at the Multnomah County Jail will be released once they are booked.

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On Saturday August 26, 2017, at 5:23 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers responded to the 13000 block of Northeast Prescott Drive on the report of people with warrants at a house in the neighborhood.

Officers arrived in the area and learned there were two people inside a residence with warrants. Based on the warrant information and past criminal behavior of the wanted suspects, a supervisor at the location has requested assistance from specially trained officers to respond. Members of the Washington County Tactical Negotiation Team (TNT) were called to the location to assist with contacting and arresting the wanted suspects.

Officers have formed a perimeter around the house and there does not appear to be a danger to the community. However, houses directly next to the house occupied by the wanted suspects may be evacuated for their safety.

Traffic will be closed on Northeast Prescott Drive from Northeast 129th Avenue and Northeast 131st Avenue during this police investigation.

The Public Information Officer is responding. Interested media should respond to Northeast 129th Avenue and Northeast Prescott Drive.

*TNT is responding because the Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) is out of town and unavailable to respond.

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UPDATE (Correction): Serial Car Thief Arrested in Northeast Portland on Thursday (Photo) - 08/25/17

The previous release provided an incorrect website address for crime prevention information. The Office of Neighborhood Involvement website may be accessed by visiting www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/cpadvice. A car prowl prevention handout, provided by the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, is located at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/320547

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On Thursday August 24, 2017, at 10:19 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a suspicious person in the 5400 block of Northeast Killingsworth Street.

Officers arrived and observed a subject near a Ford truck with numerous items strewn about the ground near the Ford truck and trailer attached to the truck. The responding officers recognized the subject as 32-year-old Jordan M. Chambers of Portland.

The responding officers knew detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Coordination Team (DCT) were attempting to locate Chambers. DCT detectives suspected Chambers in multiple cases of Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle, Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Elude by Vehicle, Elude On Foot as well as other charges.

Detectives with DCT believed Chambers was responsible for fleeing from police on July 8, 2017 in a stolen vehicle. As Chambers attempted to escape capture, during this incident, he flipped the stolen vehicle he was driving, ran from the crash scene and was not located after the pursuit. Chambers left a passenger in the vehicle as he fled on foot. The passenger sustained minor injuries as a result.

DCT detectives also tied Chambers to an incident on August 12, 2017, at the U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer, located at 7345 Northeast Sandy Boulevard. An employee of the dealership observed Chambers steal a trailer from the U-Haul facility. When officers approached him he fled from the area in a vehicle, nearly colliding with a responding police officer. Chambers' driving was so dangerous that officers chose not to pursue him. Based on information learned during the August 12th investigation, officers believed that Chambers had stolen a trailer the day prior as well.

Chambers is also believed to be responsible for the theft of three other vehicles on August 21st, 23rd, and 24th. During the August 23 motor vehicle theft, Chambers stole a City of Portland Water Bureau vehicle. The vehicle was located a short time after being reported to the police.

After being arrested on August 24th, Chambers was transported to North Precinct where he was interviewed by detectives. Chambers was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Reckless Endangering, Fail to Perform the Duties of a Driver with Injury, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle, Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle (four counts), Attempt to Elude by Vehicle (two counts), and Theft in the First Degree (two counts).

Chambers will be arraigned on Friday August 25, 2017.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind community members to keep the interior of their vehicles "showroom" clean. Community members are advised never to leave valuables, including bags, purses, wallets, briefcases, laptops, tablets, cell phones, loose change or anything that may appear valuable to a thief in plain view.

Additional crime prevention tips can be found by visiting the City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention page regarding car prowls, https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/320547

Additionally, the Portland Police Bureau released a video in 2009 titled "Confessions of a Car Prowler," which can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=De5IHBoGz6A

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Chris Uehara Appointed Interim Chief of Police (Photo) - 08/24/17

Chris Uehara was sworn in this afternoon as Interim Chief of the Portland Police Bureau. Interim Chief Uehara was sworn in at City Hall by the City Auditor's Office's Community Outreach and Information Assistant Gayla Jennings. Chief Mike Marshman is retiring after 26 years of service at the Police Bureau and 28 years as a law enforcement officer.

Uehara is the 47th Chief of Police in Portland Police Bureau history and the first Asian/Pacific Islander-American to serve as the Chief of Police for the Portland Police Bureau.

Uehara will serve as the Interim Chief of Police until Chief Danielle Outlaw is sworn in as Chief of Police this Fall.

"As we prepare for Chief Danielle Outlaw, I will continue building on our relationships in the community, so that every Portlander knows the Portland Police Bureau exists to serve them with integrity, compassion and respect," Interim Chief Uehara said.

Interim Chief Uehara's swearing-in may be viewed using this video link: https://youtu.be/ocWGiFEvx_k

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Police Arrest Juvenile After Report of a Gunshot in Portland's Argay Terrace Neighborhood - 08/23/17

On Wednesday August 23, 2017, at 6:47 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the 13000 hundred block of Northeast Prescott Drive on the report of gunfire.

When officers arrived, they located one spent bullet casing. Officers spoke to several witnesses. While interviewing witnesses, officers learned there had been a fight involving five to six individuals in front of a house in the neighborhood, at which time a single gunshot was heard.

As the investigation continued, officers received information that a person involved in the shooting may have ran to a nearby home. Officers watched the house as they continued to investigate the shooting. While observing the residence, officers saw a juvenile male run from a yard associated with the house. Officers pursued the suspect on foot. Officers were able to take the suspect into custody without incident and located a firearm nearby. The firearm was seized as evidence.

Upon inspection of the firearm, officers learned the firearm was the same caliber and had the same brand of ammunition that was used in the earlier reported shooting.

The 17-year-old male suspect was booked into the Donald E. Long Detention Center on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public, and an Oregon Youth Authority probation violation.

At this time no gunshot victim has been located.

Officers continue to investigate this incident.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's non-emergency line 503-823-3333.

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.

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 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. Rewards of up to $1,000 are available for other unsolved felony crimes - $2,500 for unsolved homicides.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app for the iPhone or Droid.

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Centtral Precicnt Officers Arrest Man After He Threatens Another with a Knife - 08/23/17

On Wednesday August 23, 2017, at 5:31 p.m., Central Precinct officers respond to the report of a suspicious person with a knife near the 4900 block of Southwest Barbur Boulevard.

As officers responded to the area, additional suspect information was provided by the 9-1-1 dispatcher. Based on the information provided by the dispatcher, officers believed the suspect in this call was the same suspect reported in several calls from earlier in the day. During the previous calls, Central Precinct officers had responded to the area, after Oregon Department of Transportation employees called police to report a man was throwing sticks and rocks at passing bicycles and vehicles. At the time of the previous rock and stick throwing calls officers were unable to locate the suspect or victims.

When officers arrived in the area, at 5:46 p.m., they contacted a victim who reported the suspect had cut apart his tent with a box-cutter style knife. The victim also told officers that when he told the victim to stop destroying his tent, the suspect waved a knife at the victim and told the victim to leave the wooded area and not to return.

Officers devised a plan to attempt to locate and safely apprehend the suspect. A team, comprised of a police K9, the K9's handler, and Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT) officers, worked to locate the suspect. When the suspect was located, he reached in his pocket and threw a knife into the nearby bushes. The suspect was arrested without incident and the knife located and seized as evidence.

After the suspect was taken into custody , officers were approached by a community member who reported he had previously been threatened by the same suspect. The second victim reported the man had threatened him harm while he hiked the Buhler Cutoff Trail that runs from Southwest Barbur Boulevard to Southwest Terwiliger Boulevard.

The suspect in this incident has been identified as 34-year-old Thomas Pfalmer. Pfalmer was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Menacing, and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree. A mug photograph of Pfalmer was not available at the time of this press release.

Officers believe there may be additional community members who utilize the area near Buhler Cutoff Trail that may have information about Pfalmer. Anyone with information regarding Pfalmer should contact the Portland Police non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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