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Couple Assaulted on Poet's Beach on Tuesday Evening -- Suspect at Large - 07/26/17

On Tuesday July 25, 2017, at 4:47 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Poet's Beach, located on the Willamette River at 2198 Southwest River Parkway, on the report of an assault by a male reported to be hitting a female with a stick.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victims and witnesses, learning that a man attacked a couple using an Asp-like metal baton then fled the area.

Officers learned that a 51-year-old male and 49-year-old female (husband and wife) were walking their dog along the beach and encountered a homeless couple nearby at a tent. The two couples exchanged pleasantries and initially there was not a problem. After nearly two hours, the homeless couple expressed anger that the victim's dog was off-leash, playing in the water. The male suspect went back into their tent and came out with a metal baton and attacked them then fled the area.

Officers spoke with the female at the tent but the male suspect was not located.

The female victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital. The male victim drove to the hospital for treatment. There injuries were not life-threatening.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s, 6'3" tall, 240 pounds, associated with a white female and a pit bull.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Tony Harris at 503-823-0400.

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Bank Robbery Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland - 07/25/17

On Tuesday July 25, 2017, at 2:41 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Chase Bank branch located inside the Glisan Fred Meyer store at 6615 Northeast Glisan Street on the report of a robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that the suspect used a note to demand money from the teller. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the store towards Glisan Street without incident.

The suspect is described as a black male in his mid-30s, 6'3" tall, medium build, wearing a gray shirt and baseball cap. No weapons were actually seen by employees.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Portland Police Bureau Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405, or the Portland office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at 503-224-4181.

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Suspect in Two Violent Attacks Arrested and Booked on Several Charges (Photo) - 07/25/17

On Tuesday July 25, 2017, Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit detectives booked 31-year-old Sergio Jose Martinez into the Multnomah County Jail after his arrest Monday evening in connection with a violent attack in the Sullivan's Gulch neighborhood.

Martinez was booked into jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree, Kidnap in the First Degree, and Assault in the Second Degree. Additionally, detectives linked Martinez to an attack reported earlier Monday morning a few blocks away in the Kerns Neighborhood. In connection with that case, Martinez was booked into jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree, Burglary in the First Degree, Sodomy in the First Degree, and Sex Abuse in the First Degree.

Martinez will be arraigned on Wednesday in Multnomah County Court and investigators anticipate additional charges after a grand jury is presented the case.

Martinez was arrested on Monday evening after North Precinct officers responded to the report of a disturbance in the 2100 block of Northeast Halsey Street involving a male and female in the basement parking garage of a building.

As officers were responding to the area they received additional information that the male suspect (Martinez) was armed with a knife and that he assaulted a female.

Officers arrived in the area, located the victim and Martinez who ran from police. Based on the information received and observations of the officers, officers chased Martinez on foot through the neighborhood and several residences before capturing him in a neighborhood apartment.

The victim and Martinez were transported to Portland hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries. Martinez was released earlier today and transported to jail.

Earlier on Monday July 24, 2017, at 6:11 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 1700 block of Northeast Irving Street on the report of a sexual assault.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the 65-year-old female victim who told police that a stranger broke in to her residence, physically and sexually assaulted her, and stole her car.

The victim's vehicle was a silver 2012 Toyota Prius with Oregon license plates 9-S-9-5-9-9. It was later located in the area of Southeast 99th Avenue and Stark Street.

Anyone with information about Martinez is asked to contact Detective Todd Prosser at 503-823-0400, todd.prosser@portlandoregon.gov.

Stranger-to-stranger sexual assaults fortunately are a rare occurrence.

The Portland Police Bureau collaborates with government agencies and community organizations that provide access to advocacy services to victims of sexual assaults.

A victim may be accompanied by a sexual assault advocate or other appropriate support person during the reporting process and/or criminal investigation.

Multnomah County Victims' Assistance Program: Provides support during the reporting of sexual assaults and referrals to victim services and resources: 503-988-3270.

Call to Safety (formerly the Portland Women's Crisis Line): Provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources. 24 hour crisis line: 503-235-5333, 1-888-235-5333, or https://calltosafety.org/

Project UNICA (Proyecto UNICA): Provides access to advocacy services for Spanish-speaking survivors of domestic and sexual violence. 24 hour crisis line: 503-232-4448, or 1-888-232-4448.

Additionally, the Portland Police Bureau Strength programs provide free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area.

To learn more information about these programs, call 503-823-0260 or visit http://www.portlandonline.com/police/womenstrength

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Laser Strike on Police Aircraft Results in Seizure of Laser Pointer from Child (Photo) - 07/25/17

On Monday July 24, 2017, at approximately 11:30 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau's Air Support Unit reported receiving numerous laser strikes from the area of Southeast 90th Place and Victor Lane. The Air Support Unit was flying patrol support at the time of the laser strikes.

Officers responded to the area and determined that a 12-year-old child, playing with a laser pointer, was responsible for the strike. The officers contacted the child and family and explained the danger of pointing a laser at aircraft. The laser pointer was placed into evidence and the police reports were forwarded to the Multnomah County Juvenile Court.

Aiming a laser at an aircraft is a serious safety concern for pilots and is a violation of law.

To learn more about the Federal Aviation Administration's Laser Safety Initiative, including laser hazards and effects, please visit https://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/lasers/

To learn more about the Air Support Unit, please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/250326

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UPDATE: Stranger Burglarizes Residence, Sexually Assaults Victim, Steals Car in Northeast Portland #Alert - 07/24/17

The victim's stolen vehicle was recovered tonight in the area of Southeast 99th Avenue and Stark Street. The suspect has not been located.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Monday July 24, 2017, at 6:11 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 1700 block of Northeast Irving Street on the report of a sexual assault.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the 65-year-old female victim who told police that a stranger broke in to her residence, physically and sexually assaulted her, and stole her car.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 20 to 30 years old, approximately 5'9" tall, tattoos on his chest and arms, goatee, wearing only jeans.

The victim's vehicle is a silver 2012 Toyota Prius with Oregon license plates 9-S-9-5-9-9.

Anyone seeing the victim's vehicle is asked not to approach it and to immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information about this suspect is asked to contact Detective Todd Prosser at 503-823-0400, todd.prosser@portlandoregon.gov.

Stranger-to-stranger sexual assaults fortunately are a rare occurrence.

The Portland Police Bureau collaborates with government agencies and community organizations that provide access to advocacy services to victims of sexual assaults.

A victim may be accompanied by a sexual assault advocate or other appropriate support person during the reporting process and/or criminal investigation.

Multnomah County Victims' Assistance Program: Provides support during the reporting of sexual assaults and referrals to victim services and resources: 503-988-3270.

Call to Safety (formerly the Portland Women's Crisis Line): Provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources. 24 hour crisis line: 503-235-5333, 1-888-235-5333, or https://calltosafety.org/

Project UNICA (Proyecto UNICA): Provides access to advocacy services for Spanish-speaking survivors of domestic and sexual violence. 24 hour crisis line: 503-232-4448, or 1-888-232-4448.

Additionally, the Portland Police Bureau Strength programs provide free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area.

To learn more information about these programs, call 503-823-0260 or visit http://www.portlandonline.com/police/womenstrength

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Suspect Arrested After Attacking Female, Running from Police in Sullivan's Gulch Neighborhood - 07/24/17

On Monday July 24, 2017, at 6:57 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a disturbance in the 2100 block of Northeast Halsey Street involving a male and female in the basement parking garage of a building.

As officers were responding to the area they received additional information that the male suspect was armed with a knife and that he assaulted a female.

Officers arrived in the area, located the victim and the suspect who ran from police. Based on the information received and observations of the officers, officers chased the suspect on foot through the neighborhood and several residences before capturing him in a neighborhood apartment.

The victim and suspect were transported to Portland hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries.

There is no public risk as a result of this arrest and detectives are continuing the investigation into this incident.

No additional updates are expected until Tuesday morning.

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Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 07/24/17

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).

This directive in 2nd Universal Review will remain posted with comments collected from Monday, July 24, 2017, through Monday, August 7, 2017.

* 338.00, Discipline Guide

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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CORRECTION: Two People Arrested, Two Stolen Cars Recovered After Carjacking Investigation Late Sunday Afternoon (Photo) - 07/24/17

The initial report was to the 2400 block of Northeast 151st Avenue, not Southeast as initially released.

The Bureau regrets the error.

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On Sunday July 23, 2017, at 5:04 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 2400 block of Northeast 151st Avenue on the report that a suspect armed with a gun stole a person's car and fled the area in the victim's 2017 Toyota Avalon.

Multiple officers responded to the area to begin searching for the suspect and vehicle. The victim, a 54-year-old female, reported a second vehicle drove by several times prior to the robbery so officers also canvassed the area for the second vehicle, described as a gray Range Rover.

Officers taking the report worked with the victim, her mother-in-law (registered owner and neighborhood resident), and Toyota to activate a GPS device in the vehicle, leading officers to find the Avalon and the Range Rover parked in the area of Southeast 127th Avenue and Woodward Street. A male, later identified as 25-year-old David Gurrola, got into the Avalon and drove out of the area, leading officers on a short traffic pursuit, before eluding officers. Officers canvassing the area found the abandoned Avalon at Southeast 138th Avenue and Clay Street and shortly after located and arrested the suspect.

A third vehicle, a red SUV, was driven out of the area where the two stolen cars were initially found and officers conducted a traffic stop, arresting the female passenger in connection with the robbery. She was identified as 27-year-old Brittany Michelle Gregory.

Both the stolen Avalon and the Range Rover, which was reported stolen in early-June 2017 from a Southwest Portland residence, were recovered and towed by police as part of the ongoing investigation. A handgun was also located and seized during this investigation.

Gregory, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree, Robbery in the Second Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Vehicle.

Gurrola, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree, Robbery in the Second Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Vehicle. Additionally, Gurrola was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, and Criminal Mischief in the First Degree.

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UPDATE: Pedestrian Killed on I-205 - Major Crash Team Responding - 07/24/17

Traffic Division investigators determined that the person killed early this morning was a 23-year-old male.

Investigators learned that a 25-year-old male driving a 2004 Isuzu Street Sweeper (not a delivery truck as earlier released) was southbound on I-205 when he struck the 23-year-old male who was in the roadway in the left lane of travel. The driver was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver cooperated with investigators and showed no signs of impairment. It is not known why the 23-year-old male was on the freeway.

No citations have been issued and the crash remains under investigation. Once the investigation is complete, it will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

Names of those involved will be released on Tuesday.

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On Monday July 24, 2017, at 2:53 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to I-205 southbound at Southeast Foster Road on the report that a delivery truck driver struck a pedestrian on the freeway.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the pedestrian and determined the person was deceased. The delivery truck driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation into the crash.

I-205 southbound traffic is being diverted off the freeway at Foster Road and may re-enter the freeway at Johnson Creek Boulevard via Southeast 92nd Avenue. The freeway is expected to remain closed for several hours.

Information updates are not expected until late-Monday 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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Fraud Alert
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Fraud Alert: Scams Attempting to Cost Victims Thousands of Dollars (Photo) - 07/21/17

The Portland Police Bureau and other area law enforcement partners have recently seen an increase in phone scams. During these phone calls, a caller attempts to cause alarm to the person they are calling. They tell the person they may harm an acquaintance if they do not provide the person with a large sum of money in the form of a cashier's check, money order, or traveler's check. The caller tells the person not to call police.

Scare tactic phone scams have been around for many years and in many variations. They have the potential to dupe people into losing thousands of dollars. Police are encouraging everyone to share this message with family and friends who may fall prey to these scams.

The scammers express urgency and can be very convincing in many cases, so much so that victims truly believe the caller is a relative or that a loved one is in danger. In recent years, some scammers are now even hacking into social media accounts and will direct message friends and family with a similar and urgent need for emergency money.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind community members of the following tips to avoid these scams:

* Don't send money. Never wire money out of the country to persons unknown. This includes buying reloadable Visa cards or gift cards.

* Be skeptical. Ask questions that only family members would know - like pet names or favorite foods - without revealing too much personal information.

* Verify information. Check with family members to confirm the locations of children or grandchildren.

* Stay private. Regularly update privacy settings for social media sites. Scammers often make their stories more believable by trolling for personal information on Facebook, Twitter and similar sites.

* Contact the police if you receive a call that causes you concern for someone's safety and are told the only remedy is to send money and not contact the police.

* Know where to turn. Victims suffering a financial loss should report incidents to local law enforcement agencies and the Oregon Attorney General's Office, Department of Justice.

The Oregon Department of Justice has a tremendous amount of information and resources available to protect consumers. Information can be found by visiting http://www.doj.state.or.us/Pages/index.aspx

For more information, visit the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Scam Alert website www.consumer.ftc.gov/scam-alerts

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Attached Media Files: Fraud Alert
UPDATE: PPB, PBOT and East Portland Community Organizations team up for Vision Zero education and enforcement event on Outer Division. - 07/21/17

On Thursday July 20, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., officers from the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic and Transit Divisions, Central, East and North Precincts worked in cooperation with the Portland Bureau of Transportation, Division Midway Alliance and other East Portland organizations to conduct the Thursday Night Vision Zero Traffic Mission in East Portland.

As PBOT employees and volunteers walked Southeast Division Street in bright orange vests educating community members about Vision Zero, Portland Police Officers performed enhanced patrols in the area. During the joint mission officers issued 20 citations for 37 traffic violations and 19 warnings for 21 traffic violations. Officers also arrested a person for Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle and another person for Mail Theft during.

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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During the evening of Thursday July 20, 2017, the Portland Police Bureau, in partnership with the Portland Bureau of Transportation, Division Midway Alliance and other East Portland organizations, will conduct an enhanced Thursday Night Vision Zero Traffic Mission in East Portland.

Officers with the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic and Transit Divisions, East, Central, and North Precincts will be conducting the mission on Southeast Division Street between Southeast 112th Avenue and 148th Avenue, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Officers will focus their enforcement and education efforts on behaviors that contribute significantly to serious injury crashes and traffic fatalities; including, but not limited to, excessive speeding, distracted driving and failing to yield the right-of-way. These kinds of traffic missions have been part of an ongoing effort since August 2016 to create safer streets and work toward reducing, and eventually eliminating, serious injury crashes and traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

Debuting a new outreach effort, staff from the Portland Bureau of Transportation will work with community volunteers to engage people walking and biking in this area. These street teams will provide residents with information about both Vision Zero and safe walking and biking behavior.

The event follows a series of recent traffic fatalities, many of them on the streets of East Portland. Since June 16, 2017, there have been 10 traffic-related fatalities in Portland, with a total of 24 traffic fatalities in 2017. The goal of Thursday evening's event is to raise awareness of Vision Zero and the importance of biking, walking and driving safely on Portland's streets.

"As Transportation Commissioner, making Portland's streets safe for all users is one of my top priorities," said Commissioner Dan Saltzman. "Events like this, which combine enforcement and community outreach are key to our efforts to achieve our Vision Zero goals."

Captain Mike Crebs of the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division said, "Missions like the one occurring today hopefully remind everyone to take it upon themselves to slow down and don't drive while under the influence or distracted. We are asking the community to do their part in achieving the goals of Vision Zero."

"We all have to work together to get to zero deaths and serious injuries on our roads," said Transportation Director Leah Treat. "That is why I am so thankful for the support of the Portland Police Bureau, Division Midway Alliance and our other East Portland community partners for this event."

Media Only: The public information officers from PPB and PBOT will be available at 6:00 pm at the southwest corner of Southeast 122nd Avenue and Division Street to discuss the mission.

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UPDATE: Officers Rammed by Driver During a Traffic Pursuit - Suspect Arrested, Officer Receives Non-Life-Threatening Injury (Photo) - 07/21/17

The suspect who attempted to elude police and rammed his vehicle into two police vehicles has been identified as 33-year-old Andrew D. Lentz. Lentz was lodged into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Reckless Driving, four counts of Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, and Fail to Perform the Duties of a Driver -- Property.

The officer who was injured in this incident has been released from the hospital.

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On Friday July 21, 2017, at 03:39 a.m., an officer assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's East Percent attempted to stop a 1989 red Jeep Comanche pickup near Southeast 100th Avenue and Southeast Holgate Boulevard after multiple officers observed the driver operating the Jeep recklessly.

An officer activated his emergency lights and sirens to perform a traffic stop on the Jeep and driver. The driver of the Jeep did not stop. The officer pursued the vehicle. During the pursuit, officers deployed several pursuit intervention techniques to stop the driver and vehicle. Officers used spike strips and successfully flattened some of the vehicle's tires. Officers also attempted the PIT Maneuver; however, the subject was able to drive out of the PIT Maneuver. Near the intersection of Southeast 72nd Avenue and Southeast Foster Road, officers attempted to stop the vehicle using a box-in, at which time the subject rammed two police vehicles. When the subject rammed the police vehicles an officer was injured.

Officers successfully boxed-in the vehicle, causing the vehicle to stop. Officers engaged the driver, gave him commands and took him into custody.

Once the subject was in custody, medical personnel entered the scene and provided medical aid to the injured officer. The officer was transported to an area hospital by ambulance with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Southeast Foster Road near Southeast 72nd Avenue should be re-opened shortly.

Additional information will be released when it is available.

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Attached Media Files: Andrew D. Lentz
UPDATE: SERT/CNT Responding to Assist with Search for Robbery Suspect - Arrest - 07/20/17

SERT officers have taken the suspect into custody in the 3800 block of Southeast 67th Avenue.

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Detectives have assumed control of the investigation.

The neighborhood safety perimeter has been lifted.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to thank area residents for their patience as officers worked to ensure community safety and apprehend the suspect.

Updates regarding the investigation will be provided by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office when available.

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The new media staging area will be the on the west side of the 3400 block of Southeast 69th Avenue. The PIO will provide a briefing at approximately 7:35 a.m.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to Southeast 68th Avenue and Southeast Rhone Street to assist officers with a search for an armed robbery suspect.

The suspect is believed to be involved in an armed robbery that occurred in Clackamas County.
The Portland Bureau of Emergency Communication (PBEM) has sent out a shelter-in-place message to residents in the immediate area of this police activity. Persons are asked to stay out of the area while officers attempt to locate the robbery suspect.

Interested media should stage at Sunshine School, located at 2700 Southeast 67th Avenue.. The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene and will provide updates when they become available.

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Second Suspect Arrested for April Robbery and Shooting (Photo) - 07/19/17

A second suspect has been arrested in connection with a robbery and shooting that occurred in April in Northeast Portland that left two people injured. On Tuesday July 18, 2017, agents with the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force arrested 24-year-old Mohamed A. Mohamed in connection with the robbery and shooting.

Mohamed was arrested on a warrant for robbery charges and lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of two counts of Robbery in the First Degree, two counts of Assault in the Second Degree, and two counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Mohamed will be arraigned on Wednesday, July 19, 2017.

The arrest is in connection with a robbery that occurred on April 18, 2017, at around 5:30p.m. North Precinct Officers responded to the report of gunfire in the area of Northeast 20th Avenue and Alberta Street and found two people suffering from injuries. One victim was suffering from a possible gunshot graze wound and a second victim was injured after being hit with a stick or bat. Both were treated at the scene by medical personnel. A canine search at the time was not successful.

During the investigation, Detectives with the Portland Police Robbery Detail located and seized the firearm used in the robbery and shooting. On Friday April 21, 2017, North Precinct officers arrested 22-year-old Stephen T. Blanchard in connection with this case.

Investigators believe Mohamed and Blanchard are the only two people responsible for this robbery.

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Attached Media Files: Mohamed A. Mohamed
Major Crash Team Investigating Crash on Swan Island #Traffic Alert - 07/18/17

On Tuesday July 18, 2017, at 6:48 a.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a traffic crash at North Lagoon Avenue near North Basin Street involving a motorcycle and a school bus.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the crash scene where they learned a motorcyclist and school bus collided. The male adult motorcyclist had suffered traumatic injuries. The motorcyclist was transported to an area hospital by ambulance with life-threatening injuries.

The school bus was not transporting anyone at the time of the crash.

North Lagoon Avenue is closed between North Basin Avenue and North Lagoon Avenue and will remain so for at least three 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: Burglary Suspect Arrested with Help of K9 Team in Northeast Portland (Photo) - 07/18/17

The suspect arrested after breaking into a home in the 1900 block of Northeast Klickitat Street on Monday evening has been identified as 34-year-old Joshua S. Purdue. Purdue was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the First Degree, Robbery in the Third Degree and a Parole Violation.

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On Monday July 17, 2017, at 6:51 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a burglary in progress at a home in the 1900 block of Northeast Klickitat Street.

When police arrived at the residence they learned the suspect had forced a door open and entered the occupied home. The homeowner confronted the suspect and the suspect fled. When the suspect ran from the residence, alert neighbors recognized that the suspect did not belong at the home he had just broken into. The neighbors were able to provide the police with a description of the suspect, his last known location and the direction he ran.

Officers, including a K9 team with Police K9 Siggi and a sergeant arrived on scene. A perimeter was established and Police K9 Siggi and his handler led officers to the suspect's location. The suspect was taken into custody in the 3200 block of Northeast 18th Avenue.

Officers and detectives from the Portland Police Bureau's Burglary Detail continue to investigate this case.

The suspect's name is not currently available. When his name is available there will be an update.



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Attached Media Files: Police K9 Siggi , Joshua S Purdue
CORRECTION: Security Guard Struck by Theft Suspect with Vehicle in North Portland - 07/17/17

North Precinct officers responded to the 8100 block of North Commercial Avenue, not the 400 block of North Columbia Boulevard as originally released.

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On Monday July 17, at 5:38 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a security guard being assaulted by a suspect in the 8400 block of North Commercial Avenue.

Officers arrived at the location and learned that a security guard confronted a man he believed was stealing items from the property. The security guard and suspect were involved in a brief struggle, during which the suspect retrieved a machete. The security guard moved away from the suspect; however, the suspect returned to his vehicle and crashed his truck into the security guard.

The security guard suffered non-life threatening injuries from the crash. Medical personnel arrived on scene and transported the security guard to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect is described as a black or Hispanic male driving a black mid to late 90s Nissan pickup truck with possible front end damage and no rear license plate. The truck has plywood sheets that extend the length of the pickup bed. When the truck was last seen the bed of the pickup contained chairs.

If a person observes the vehicle or subject they are asked to contact police at 9-1-1. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact police non-emergency at 503-823-3333.

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Bank Robbery Monday Afternoon in Montavilla Neighborhood - 07/17/17

On Monday July 17, 2017, at 3:56 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 demanded 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 but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 50s, 5'6", and 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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UPDATE #2 - Pedestrian Dies from Injuries in Hit and Run Crash in Southeast Portland (Photo) - 07/17/17

The Portland Police Bureau has learned 26-year-old Erin Catherine Brenneman of Southeast Portland died on July 14, 2017 at an area hospital. Erin Brenneman died from injuries she sustained when she was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Southeast 80th Avenue and Southeast Pine Street.

Officers continue to investigate this crash. Based on camera footage, investigators believe the suspect vehicle is a dark colored mid-90s full-size four-wheel-drive pickup. As a result of the crash, the truck may have minor damage to the center of the grill or front bumper. Investigators have released a picture of a vehicle that is similar in size, shape and color to the truck involved in the crash - this is not the actual suspect truck, however.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Phil Maynard at 503-823-2216, phillip.maynard@portlandoregon.gov.

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The young woman critically injured yesterday afternoon has been identified as 26-year-old Erin Catherine Brenneman of Southeast Portland. Brenneman remains at a Portland hospital in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

At this point in the investigation, investigators have not developed any suspect information or vehicle description.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Phil Maynard at 503-823-2216, phillip.maynard@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Thursday June 22, 2017, at 3:14 p.m., East Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to Southeast 80th Avenue and Pine Street on the report of a female in her 20s down in the street suffering from traumatic injuries.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, who was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Preliminary investigation indicates that she was struck by a driver who fled the scene. At this point in the investigation, there is no suspect information.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team has responded to conduct an investigation into the crash.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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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Attached Media Files: Vehicle
Kenneth L. Hurley
Kenneth L. Hurley
Burglary Suspect Arrested with Help of K9 Team after Resident Calls 9-1-1 (Photo) - 07/16/17

On Sunday July 16, 2017, at 4:19 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a burglary in progress at a home in the 7300 block of Southwest Brier Place.

A homeowner returned to his residence to find a burglar rummaging through items inside his home. The homeowner informed police the suspect attempted to hide behind a door when the homeowner discovered the intruder. Once the suspect was confronted, he grabbed a knife from the butcher block in the residence, causing the homeowner to exit the home and call 9-1-1. Shortly after the homeowner exited the residence the burglar came outside and ran into a nearby wooded area.

Officers, including a K9 team and sergeant arrived on scene. After a 30 minute K9 search officers located the suspect and took him into custody.

As the officers continued the investigation they learned the suspect entered the residence by breaking a window and entering through the broken window.

The suspect, 50-year-old Kenneth L. Hurley, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the First Degree, Menacing, Theft in the Second Degree, and Theft in the Third Degree. A previous booking photograph was used for this news release as a current photograph has not been made available.

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Attached Media Files: Kenneth L. Hurley
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Officers Respond to Man in Mental Health Crisis On Top of Sign Pole Above Interstate 5 (Photo) - 07/16/17

On Sunday July 16, at 1:55 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report a man that had climbed a sign pole above northbound Interstate 5 at the exit for North Marine Drive.

Officers, including an Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT) officer and sergeant, responded to the location and began talking with the man who was in a mental health crisis and uncommunicative.

Portland Fire and Rescue firefighters and paramedics responded to the scene.

An ECIT officer spoke with the man for approximately 30 minutes after which he agreed to come down from the sign pole. Once on the ground the man was walked to an ambulance and transported by to an area hospital.

Traffic on northbound Interstate 5 at exit 307 was stopped for approximately 30 minutes as officers assisted the man. All lanes of Interstate 5 are now open.

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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Attached Media Files: BHU
Bennet P. Miller
Bennet P. Miller
Suspect Arrested After Shooting Gun in Montavilla Neighborhood (Photo) - 07/16/17

On Sunday July 16, 2017, at 5:10 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of gunfire in the area of Northeast 93rd Avenue and Northeast Glisan Street.

An alert citizen reported hearing gun shots and was able to provide a description and possible location of the person suspected to have fired a gun.

Officers arrived in the area, located and devised a plan to safely contact the person described by the 9-1-1 caller. As officers spoke with the suspect they observed several items of evidence that were related to firearms. Officers continued to look in the area and located a firearm in the bed of a nearby pick-up truck.

The man, later identified as 18-year-old Bennet P. Miller, was taken into custody. Officers did not locate any damaged property or injured persons as a result of the reported gunfire. The firearm and additional evidence was seized as part of the investigation.

Miller was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Discharging a Firearm in the City. Miller will be arraigned on Monday.


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Attached Media Files: Bennet P. Miller
Bank Robbery Saturday Afternoon in the Sunnyside Neighborhood - 07/15/17

On Saturday July 15, 2017, at 1:54 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the Umpqua Bank, located at 3557 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard.


Officers arrived in the area and spoke with employees who told police that the suspect demanded money. The suspect implied he possessed a weapon but no weapons were displayed. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the bank without incident.


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


The suspect is described as a white male in his 40s, 5'8", with a thin build, and bald.


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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Kevin M. Jones
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39-Year-Old Male Arrested for Luring, Online Sexual Corruption During Undercover Sex Trafficking Mission (Photo) - 07/15/17

On Friday July 14, 2017, the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit (STU) arrested a 39-year-old man in connection with online luring of a child.

Kevin M. Jones of Portland was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Luring a Minor (16 counts), Online Sexual Corruption of a Minor in the Second Degree (two counts), Online Sexual Corruption of a Minor in the First Degree, Attempt Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree, Attempt Sodomy, and Attempt Rape in the Third Degree.

The investigation started last week in Douglas County, Oregon, when Jones made online contact with an undercover law enforcement official posing as a minor. During the investigation, law enforcement identified Jones as the suspect and that he lived in Portland. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office contacted the Portland Police Bureau and informed the Sex Trafficking Unit of Jones.

A Portland Police Bureau Sex Trafficking Unit officer posing as a minor made contact with Jones. During online correspondence, Jones made arrangements to meet the undercover officer at a parking garage in the Lloyd District to perform sexual acts. Jones arrived at the parking garage and was arrested by officers with the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit and agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

After Jones was arrested, Sexual Trafficking Unit officers and FBI agents served a warrant at Jones residence, located in the 5800 Block of Northeast Going Street.

Detectives believe there may be additional victims. If you have information regarding Jones or are a victim, please contact Sergeant Norm Staples with the Portland Police Bureau Sex Trafficking Unit at 503-255-0118 or 503-545-3391.

Sex trafficking and prostitution are not victimless crimes. Victims of sex trafficking and prostitution are forced, coerced, and manipulated into this lifestyle against their will. They are forced to suffer through physical, sexual, and mental abuse. The Portland Police Bureau, in conjunction with other Federal and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to deterring prostitution and sex trafficking activities.

If you know or think that someone may be involved in trafficking or is being exploited, please contact the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit at 503-255-0118, the Sexual Assault Resource Center hotline 1-800-640-5311; or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 1-800-843-5678 or via the Cyber Tipline: http://www.missingkids.org/CyberTiipline


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Attached Media Files: Kevin M. Jones
CORRECTION - UPDATE: Fatal Crash in Lloyd District Early Thursday Morning - 07/15/17

This was the 23rd traffic related fatalities in 2017, not the 19th as previously released.

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The driver who died in the Thursday mornings crash at North Broadway and North Benton Avenue has been identified as 33-year-old Justin Thomas Hauser of Vancouver, WA.

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On Thursday July 13, 2017, at 12:48 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a traffic crash involving a driver striking a pole near the intersection of North Broadway and North Benton Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived to find the crash scene and one person in the crashed vehicle. Fire and medical personnel extracted the driver from the vehicle in order to render him medical aid; however, the driver died at the scene.

This is a single vehicle crash into a pole and speed is believed to be a factor.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to conduct an investigation. North Broadway and North Benton Avenue should reopen to traffic shortly as investigators conclude the on-scene investigation.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

This is the 23rd traffic related fatality in the City of Portland this year. In the last three weeks there have been nine traffic related fatalities.

Traffic fatalities are preventable. 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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Bank Robbery Friday Afternoon in the St. Johns Neighborhood - 07/14/17

On Friday July 14, 2017, at 1:56 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the Chase Bank, located inside the Fred Meyer at 6850 North Lombard Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with employees who told police that the suspect presented a note to the teller demanding money. The suspect implied he possessed a weapon but no weapons were displayed. 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 21 to 25-year-old black male, 6' 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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UPDATE: Major Crash Team Investigating Fatal Crash in Richmond Neighborhood - 07/14/17

The pedestrian who died in this morning's crash near Southeast Powell Boulevard and Southeast 50th Ave has been identified as 51-year-old Patrick Moore of Portland.

There have been 24 traffic fatalities in Portland so far in 2017.

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On Friday July 14, 2017, at 12:49 a.m., East Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian on Southeast Powell Boulevard east of Southeast 50th Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and rendered aid to a pedestrian who suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle. Medical personnel were in the process of transporting the pedestrian to a Portland area hospital by ambulance when the person died.

Preliminary information learned from the investigation suggests the pedestrian crossed southbound over Southeast Powell Boulevard east of Southeast 50th Avenue and was struck by a vehicle. The pedestrian reportedly made an unexpected movement in front of an oncoming vehicle while crossing Southeast Powell Boulevard.

The pedestrian was not in a cross-walk at the time of the collision. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene, contacted 9-1-1 to report the crash and is cooperating with the investigation. At this time it does not appear the driver of the vehicle was impaired while driving.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct a crash investigation.

All westbound lanes of Southeast Powell Boulevard between Southeast 50th and 51st Avenues will be closed for several hours until the crash investigation is complete.

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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Bank Robbery Friday Morning in the Woodstock Neighborhood - 07/14/17

On Friday July 14, 2017, at 9:58 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the KeyBank, located at 4600 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with employees who told police that the suspect presented a note to the teller demanding money. There were no weapons displayed. 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 40 to 50-year-old white male, 5'6" tall, 150 pounds, with dark short hair and a goatee.

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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UPDATE #3: Correction - 2 Arrested - SERT/CNT Responding to Assist with Search for Armed Robbery Suspects (Photo) - 07/13/17

The robbery at the 82nd Street Bar and Grill occurred on Friday July 7, 2017 not Monday July 10, 2017 as previously released.

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Two suspects have been arrested for the robbery of the 82nd Street Bar and Grill that occurred on Monday July 10, 2017.

During the course of the investigation, Portland Police Robbery Detail detectives identified two suspects, one who they believed traveled to Southern California following the robbery. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for 27-year-old Jesus Mezick on Robbery in the First Degree, Robbery in the Second Degree, Theft in the First Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. On Sunday July 9, 2017 members of the United States Marshal's Fugitive Task Force arrested Mezick on the warrant. Mezick was booked into the Los Angeles County Jail and awaits extradition to the State of Oregon.

Detectives also obtained a search warrant for a residence in the 8800 block of Southeast Reedway Street after learning the second suspect in the robbery resided at the location. SERT served the search warrant in the early morning hours of Thursday July 13, 2017. During the service of the search warrant, 33-year-old Jamaar A Smith was taken into custody in connection with the robbery. Smith was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree, Robbery in the Second Degree, Theft in the First Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Detectives continue to investigate this robbery. Anyone with information should contact Detective Robert Hollins at Robert.Hollins@portlandoregon.gov.

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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Media staging was moved to Southeast 112th Avenue and Holgate Boulevard where PIO provided an incident briefing.

SERT officers are searching the neighborhood for the two robbery suspects, described as being armed with a knife and a handgun during the robbery. Officers responding to the armed robbery saw a vehicle being driven out of the area of the robbery at a high rate of speed. The driver crashed in the area of Southeast 112th Avenue and Boise Street and the two occupants ran from the crash scene.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to Southeast Portland to assist East Precinct officers to safely locate and apprehend two armed robbery suspects.

Presently, the affected area is Southeast Holgate Boulevard to Boise Street, 112th to 115th Avenues.

The preliminary description of the suspects is one white male and one black male, both shorter in stature. They are believed to have been involved in a robbery at the 82nd Avenue Bar and Grill at approximately 2:30 a.m.

Initial media staging is at Southeast 122nd Avenue and Holgate Boulevard. The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene.

Media is asked not to show or broadcast any positions of officers during this active tactical incident.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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Attached Media Files: Jamaar A Smith
UPDATE #2: Death Investigation Underway in Southwest Portland - 07/13/17

The deceased woman found near Southwest Barbur Boulevard and Capitol Highway has been identified as 21-year-old Samantha McAbee.

Foul play is not suspected in the death of McAbee.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner continues to investigate and is awaiting toxicology results to determine the cause of death.

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The Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy this morning and is awaiting toxicology to determine the cause of death. No signs of trauma were found during the examination.

The deceased is an adult female and her identity has not yet been confirmed.

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On Saturday July 8, 2017, at 9:08 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a deceased person found in the woods near Southwest Barbur Boulevard and Capitol Highway.

Officers arrived and were directed to the body by the 9-1-1 caller. After determining that the person was in fact deceased, detectives and the medical examiner were called to respond to conduct a death investigation.

The identification of the person is not known and investigators will work to determine the cause and manner of death.

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UPDATE #2: Portland Police SERT and CNT Activation for Disturbance (Photo) - 07/12/17

The suspect taken into custody by SERT officers after a disturbance in the 4500 block of Northeast Portland Highway has been identified as 27-year-old John J Barry. Barry was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on a warrant for Failure to Appear regarding a previous charge of DUII.

Officers located a replica firearm in the house after Barry was taken into custody.

A woman who was inside the residence and believed to be involved in the disturbance was uncooperative with the investigation.

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SERT has taken the subject into custody involved in the incident at the 4500 Block of Northeast Portland Highway. CNT members used multiple methods to contact the subject and get him to surrender to police. The subject exited the residence and was arrested by SERT officers for a warrant; additional charges are possible as the investigation continues.

All occupants of the home were contacted and are safe. The area is secure and all residents in the area are no longer required to shelter in place. Traffic on Northeast Portland Highway should resume within the hour.

North Precinct officers will continue to investigate this incident. The identity of the subject will be released when he is booked into the Multnomah County Jail.


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The Portland Police Bureau Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to the 4500 block of Northeast Portland Highway regarding a disturbance in a residence.

Northeast Portland Highway is closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic between Northeast 42nd Avenue to Northeast 52nd Avenue. Northeast Holman Street is closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic between Northeast 45th Ave and Northeast 52nd Avenue.

The PIO is responding to the scene. All responding media should stage at Northeast Portland Highway and Northeast 42nd Avenue.

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Attached Media Files: John J Barry
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Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 07/12/17

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.

Currently, the Bureau is asking for the community's feedback regarding the following Directives:

Directives in 2nd Universal Review will remain posted with comments collected through Monday, July 24, 2017.
* 336.00, Police Review Board
* 337.00, Police Review Board Personnel Selection

Community members are encouraged to read the Directives at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/59757 and follow the link at the bottom of the each 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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Contact Info:
Sgt. Pete Simpson
peter.simpson@portlandoregon.gov
Desk: 503-823-0830
Media-Only Pager: 503-790-1779

Website - http://www.portlandpolice.com
Facebook - http://facebook.com/portlandpolice
Twitter - http://twitter.com/portlandpolice
YouTube - http://youtube.com/portlandpolice

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Hawthorne Boulevard Closed 20th to 24th Due to Multiple Injury Crash -- Major Crash Team Responding #Alert - 07/11/17

On Tuesday July 11, 2017, at 5:38 p.m., Central Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a crash involving three vehicles on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard and Southeast 22nd Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and determined at least one person had potentially life-threatening injuries and other persons involved received serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard will be closed from Southeast 20th Avenue to Southeast 24th Avenue for several hours as the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team conducts an 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 #2: Police Respond to Unresponsive Male on Bus on N. Greeley (Photo) - 07/11/17

The suspect who fell asleep with a handgun in his waistband while riding a TriMet bus today has been identified as 18-year-old Edgar I. Sanchez.

Officers with North Precinct, the Transit Police Division and the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) safely contacted and took Sanchez into custody.

Sanchez was booked in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with Public Transportation, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana) for Consideration.

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Update: Police have taken the subject into custody and the situation is resolved.

Traffic will be resuming shortly in this area.


On Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at 9:01 a.m., TriMet contacted Portland Police regarding a male subject who had fallen asleep at the front of a bus traveling in the area of North Willamette Blvd. and North Greeley Avenue. The subject had a handgun in his waistband. The bus was evacuated and police have attempted to contact the man, but he has remained unresponsive.
The bus is parked on North Greeley Avenue, just north of Willamette Blvd. Traffic is affected in this area.

The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) will be responding on a limited callout in an attempt to resolve this situation.

More information will be released at this incident continues.

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Attached Media Files: Edgar I Sanchez
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Public's Help Requested in Identifying Serial Bar Robbery Suspects (Photo) - 07/11/17

Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail detectives are asking for the public's assistance to identify two suspects involved in a string of bar and tavern robberies that have occurred from early June of this year to the present.

The suspects have entered bars and taverns armed with either knives or handguns and demanded money. One of the suspects is described as black male with dark complexion, 20 to 30-years-old, 6'0" to 6'3" tall, 225 to 250 pounds, with a small colored tattoo on his left forearm. The second suspect is described as a black male with dark complexion, 20 to 30-years-old, 5'6" to 5'8", with a medium build.

Anyone with information about these robberies is asked to contact Detective Tracy Chamberlin at 503-823-4783 or Tracy.Chamberlin@portlandoregon.gov.

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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Suspect Arrested After Attempting to Assault Portland Fire Fighters (Photo) - 07/11/17

On Monday July 10, 2017, at 5:55 p.m., Portland Fire and Rescue responded to the intersection of Southwest Miles Street and Southwest Capitol Hill Road on the report of an injured bicyclist. A 9-1-1 caller reported that a man had collided with a pole while riding his bicycle.

Firefighters arrived at the scene and observed the injured bicyclist, later identified as 31-year-old Scott A. Parker, lying on the ground. As the firefighters were unloading equipment to assist Parker, he got off the ground and attempted to enter the fire engine through the front driver's side window. The driver of the fire engine was still seated in the driver's seat as Parker reached through the window and grabbed him. The firefighter pushed Parker away from the fire engine.

Firefighters requested Central Precinct officers respond to the scene to assist them with Parker and his behavior. Prior to police arrival, Parker attempted to punch another firefighter. Officers arrived and placed the subject in custody.

Parker was treated for his injuries by Portland Fire and Rescue at the scene then lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempt Assault on a Public Safety Officer and Harassment.

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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) until Monday July 24 - 07/10/17

Sergeant Chris Burley is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) for the Portland Police Bureau until Monday July 24, 2017, at 8:00 a.m.

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Detectives Investigating Multiples Tavern Robberies Early Monday Morning - 07/10/17

Portland Police Bureau Robbery detectives are investigating multiple armed robberies that occurred at bars in the early morning hours of Monday July 10, 2017. The Greeley Avenue Bar, Sandy Hut, and The Hilt were all robbed at gunpoint by black male suspects. While suspect descriptions and methods are similar, detectives have not definitively confirmed that these three robberies are related or are related to other bar robberies that have been reported recently.

At 12:48 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Greeley Avenue Bar, located at 5421 North Greeley Avenue, on the report of a robbery. Officers arrived in the area and spoke to employees and patrons who told police that two black males, one armed with a handgun, demanded money, cell phones, and wallets. Nobody was injured and the suspects left without incident.

At 2:03 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Sandy Hut, located at 1430 Northeast Sandy Boulevard, on the report of a robbery. Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees and patrons who told police that one black male entered the bar, armed with a handgun, demanding money. A bar security employee intervened and the suspect ran out of the bar and was last seen running eastbound on Northeast Couch Street, accompanied by another black male.

At 2:28 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Hilt Bar, located at 1934 Northeast Alberta Street, on the report of a robbery. Officers arrived in the area and spoke to employees and patrons who told police that two black males, both armed with handguns, demanded money, cell phones, and wallets. Nobody was injured and the suspects left without incident.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call the Robbery detail at 503-823-0405.

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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing Person, Possibly in Southern Oregon (Photo) - 07/09/17

49-year-old Eric McClelland has been found safe and is no longer a missing person.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate a Portland man missing since June 22, 2017.

46-year-old Eric Todd McClelland was reported missing on July 1 after he failed to return home to Portland after a trip to the Southern Oregon / Grants Pass area. McClelland is reported to be an avid outdoorsman that is well trained and can easily live off the land. He may be suffering from a mental health crisis and there is no information about foul play. He was last in contact with family on June 22, indicating he was heading home.

McClelland is described as a white male, 5'9" tall, 190 pounds, with short brown and gray hair.

Anyone seeing McClelland is asked to call 9-1-1 so that officers can check his welfare. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact Detective Heidi Helwig at 503-823-0797, heidi.helwig@portlandoregon.gov.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland - No Known Injuries (Photo) - 07/08/17

On Saturday July 8, 2017, at 4:21 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a drive-by shooting in the 15500 block of Southeast Alder Street.

Officers arrived in the area and learned that someone in a smaller white SUV fired multiple shots at three males in front of a house. Witnesses told police that three black males were in the SUV and the driver sped out of the area after the shooting.

Officers located the three males who are believed to be the intended victims, none of whom suffered any injuries.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team (GET) is responding to conduct an investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line 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)

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49-Year-Old Man Arrested Friday Night on Hate Crime Charges from May 2017 Incident (Photo) - 07/08/17

On Friday July 7, 2017, Portland Police officers arrested 49-year-old Frederick Nolan Sorrell on hate crime charges in connection with a May 2017 incident.

Sorrell was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Intimidation in the Second Degree (three counts). Sorrell will be arraigned on Monday.

The charges come as a result of an investigation into a report that Sorrell threatened a Muslim victim using words and hand gestures.

Bias Crimes detectives investigated the incident, leading to an arrest warrant on these charges.

In recent months, the City of Portland has experienced increased tension and concerns about hate crime activity and threats to community safety. The Portland Police Bureau has been actively involved in these issues, investigating crimes and reports of threatening behavior. The Bureau understands the fear and uneasy feelings felt by many in our community and wants to share a message -- Portland Police Officers are sworn to protect and dedicated to serve everyone. These officers are here to protect you and keep you safe.

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

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

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

To learn more about bias crime investigations, please visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/423009

The Bureau has several community advisory groups and outreach opportunities for community members and police officers to come together. Advisory groups include the Portland Muslim Community Police Council, the Alliance for Safer Communities, the African American Advisory Council, and the Slavic Advisory Council. To learn more about these advisory groups and the Bureau's commitment to the Portland community, please visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/30379

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

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Burglary Suspect Arrested After Resident Calls 9-1-1, Hides Inside Home - 07/07/17

On Friday July 7, 2017, at 12:41 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a burglary in progress at a home in the 9100 block of Southeast Clinton Street.

As officers were responding to the call, they were advised that the resident was hiding in the house but was remaining on the phone with 9-1-1 to provide updates.

Officers arrived in the area and established containment around the home. Shortly after police arrived, the suspect came outside and was taken into custody.

The suspect, 54-year-old Derek Lee Jones, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the First Degree, Theft in the First Degree, and Criminal Mischief in the First Degree.

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Drunk Driver Arrested After Crashing onto MAX Platform, Injuring One Person (Photo) - 07/07/17

On Friday July 7, 2017, at 11:20 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report that a driver crashed into a pedestrian at Southeast 122nd Avenue and Burnside Street and that the driver fled the scene.

Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and located the injured pedestrian, 59-year-old Jacquelene Olson of Fairview, Oregon. Olson was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers followed a debris trail from the scene and located the suspect and vehicle a few blocks away from the crash location. Traffic officers determined that the suspect was turning east from southbound 122nd Avenue and drove onto the MAX platform, injuring Olson, before driving away from the scene. Through the investigation, officers determined that the suspect was impaired by alcohol.

The driver, 21-year-old Jesus Gomez-Reynel, was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run), Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), and Reckless Driving.

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

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

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

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UPDATE: Pedestrian Critically Injured in Crash on Southeast 122nd Avenue (Photo) - 07/06/17

The pedestrian killed on Monday evening has been identified as 23-year-old Patrick Ahearn of Southeast Portland.

This case remains under investigation.

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The pedestrian critically injured in last night's crash died shortly after arriving at the hospital for treatment. He's been identified as a 23-year-old male.

The involved driver, 55-year-old Eric Sebastian Oman, was arrested and booked for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII).

Traffic investigators learned that the 23-year-old male was with friends and was exhibiting strange, paranoid behavior just prior to the crash - behavior consistent with either a mental health crisis or drug psychosis, both of which is not normal for the young man according to friends.

Friends attempted to restrain the 23-year-old man as he tried to run into traffic but he broke free and ran into the path of Oman's truck, where he was struck and eventually died as a result of his injuries.

The investigation is continuing and, once complete, will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

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On Monday July 3, 2017, at 10:24 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to Southeast 122nd Avenue and Woodward Place on the report that a pedestrian had been struck by a driver.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a male in his 20s suffering from traumatic injuries. He has been transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to life-threatening injuries.

The involved driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation into the crash. This is the third significant crash of the day - two earlier crashes were fatal on Southeast 96th Avenue and Northeast Airport Way.

Southeast 122nd Avenue is closed in both directions from Clinton to Tibbetts Streets.

No additional updates on this crash are expected this evening.

Traffic crashes and fatalities are preventable. 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: Fatal Crash Investigation Underway on Airport Way - 07/06/17

The woman killed on Monday evening has been identified as 41-year-old Lisa Whitecloud of Northeast Portland.

This case remains under investigation.

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The woman killed in Monday evening's crash on Airport Way has been identified as a 41-year-old woman. Her name will be released after confirmation that her family has been notified.

The driver, 45-year-old Lonny Burton, was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

Traffic investigators learned that Burton was driving westbound on Airport Way and failed to follow the curvature of the roadway, striking a tree in a center island of the roadway.

Burton did not display any signs of impairment or distracted driving.

The crash remain under investigation and, once complete, will be presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

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On Monday July 3, 2017, at 7:55 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a traffic crash involving a driver striking a tree in the 13000 block of Northeast Airport Way.

Officers and medical personnel arrived to find the crash scene and one person deceased outside the vehicle. Officers learned that the deceased was a passenger in the vehicle and was pulled out by passersby due to the vehicle being on fire. A Good Samaritan extinguished the fire and others attempted CPR on the passenger but were unsuccessful.

The driver was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital by ambulance with injuries that do not appear to be life threatening.

This is a single vehicle crash into a tree in the median.

Northeast Airport Way is closed in both directions between 122nd and 138th Avenues and will remain so until the crash investigation is complete.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation. This is the second fatal crash of the evening in East Portland.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

Traffic fatalities are preventable. 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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Stabbing Investigation Underway in Downtown Portland - One Person Injured, Suspect in Custody - 07/05/17

On Wednesday July 5, 2017, at 10:36 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Pioneer Square on the report of a stabbing.

Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and located the male adult victim suffering from stab wounds. The victim has been transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment and is expected to survive his injuries.

The suspect, a female adult, was located at a nearby hotel and taken into custody without incident.

Assault detectives will continue to investigate the circumstances of the stabbing and determine the appropriate charges for the suspect.

No additional updates are expected this evening and there is no continuing risk to the public.

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UPDATE: Bicycle Rider Seriously Injured in Crash in Northeast Portland's Cully Neighborhood - 07/05/17

The bicycle rider injured in last night's crash was identified as 51-year-old Alberto Canche-Mukel of Northeast Portland. He remains in a Portland hospital with serious injuries.

The involved driver, 34-year-old Ramon Benton of Northeast Portland, remained at the scene and was cooperative. Benton did not display any signs of impairment or distracted driving.

Investigators learned that Benton was driving eastbound on Killingsworth Street in a 2004 Honda Accord. As Benton was entering the intersection with Cully Boulevard, he collided with Canche-Mukel who was riding his bicycle northbound through the intersection.

No citations have been issued and the crash remains under investigation. Once the investigation is complete, it will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

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On Tuesday July 4, 2017, at 10:41 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Northeast Cully Boulevard and Killingsworth Street on the report of a traffic crash involving a bicycle rider and a driver.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and began treating the injured bicycle rider who was suffering from traumatic injuries. The bicycle rider has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to life-threatening injuries.

The driver remained at the scene and has cooperated with investigators.

Due to the severity of the bicycle rider's injuries, the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation.

The intersection of Cully and Killingsworth will be closed for several hours due to the crash investigation.

No additional updates are expected until later Wednesday morning.

Traffic crashes are preventable. 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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Vehicle Damaged in Overnight Shooting in Northeast Portland's Concordia Neighborhood - 07/05/17

On Wednesday July 5, 2017, at 5:58 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report that sometime overnight a parked car sustained damage from gunfire while parked in the 5200 block of Northeast 24th Avenue.

Officers arrived in the neighborhood and located the damaged vehicle and evidence of gunfire in the street. No witness information was developed and it is not known what time the shooting occurred overnight.

While it is not clear at this point if this shooting is related to a shooting that occurred in the early morning hours of July 4 on the same block, 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)

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Shooting Investigation Underway at Northeast Cully Boulevard and Prescott Street - No Known Injuries - 07/04/17

On Tuesday July 4, 2017, at 4:26 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the area of Albertsons grocery store, located at Northeast 58th Avenue and Prescott Street.

Officers arrived in the area and learned that there was a large fight and disturbance in the parking lot that led to gunfire across the street at the 7-Eleven store.

No gunshot victims have been located and none have arrived at any Portland hospitals.

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

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)

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UPDATE: Major Crash Team Responding to a Fatal Crash on Southeast 96th Avenue - 07/04/17

The driver killed on Monday evening has been identified as 57-year-old Daniel Lee Wescott of Southeast Portland. Wescott was killed after crashing and being ejected from his 2011 Studebaker kit truck.

Traffic investigators learned that Wescott was driving northbound on 96th Avenue from Division Street at a high rate of speed, swerving and spinning his tires. Just prior to the crash, Wescott made a sweeping turn towards the east curb line and struck a parked 1980 Volvo. Wescott was ejected and died while his passenger, 44-year-old Mary Ann Heuer, suffered a non-life-threatening ankle injury.

Investigators will work to determine if impairment was a factor in the crash.

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On Monday July 3, 2017, at 6:29 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 2000 block of Southeast 96th Avenue on the report of a traffic crash involving two drivers. One person was reported to be down in the roadway.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and learned that a driver crashed into an unoccupied parked car and was ejected from the vehicle. Medical efforts to save the driver were not successful and he died at the scene. A female passenger was not injured.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct a crash investigation.

Southeast 96th Avenue will be closed in both directions for several hours until the crash investigation is complete.

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 Overnight in Northeast Portland's Concordia Neighborhood - No Injuries - 07/04/17

On Tuesday July 4, 2017, at 2:58 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the area of Northeast 24th Avenue and Sumner Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located a residence in the 5200 block of Northeast 24th Avenue with gunfire damage. Officers contacted the residents and determined that there were no injuries.

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

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)

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18 Men Arrested in Undercover Sex Trafficking Missions in Late Spring 2017 - 07/03/17

From May 31 to June 9, 2017, the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit conducted undercover missions to address online sex trafficking.

Investigators posted online ads on known sex trafficking websites. 18 men contacted undercover police officers to arrange payment for sexual acts. Investigators were assisted by Portland area hotels as part of this effort.

For investigative reasons, the Sex Trafficking Unit is not sharing the specific website, application, or ad text publicly.

Sex trafficking and prostitution are not victimless crimes. Victims of sex trafficking and prostitution are forced, coerced, and manipulated into this lifestyle against their will. They are forced to suffer through physical, sexual, and mental abuse. The Portland Police Bureau, in conjunction with other Federal and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to deterring prostitution and sex trafficking activities.

The Bureau also works with community organizations like Lifeworks NW to help sex trafficking victims: https://www.bja.gov/programs/supporting-victims-of-sex-trafficking-in-Portland.html

The following is a list of the men arrested for Commercial Sexual Solicitation:

21-year-old Jonathan Erickson of Ironwood, Michigan

33-year-old Scott J. Anderson of Mercer Island, Washington

36-year-old Luis Alberto Torres-Valdovinos of Winnetka, California

37-year-old Samuel Nunez of Beaverton, Oregon

41-year-old Jian Zheng of San Mateo, California

39-year-old Andrew Carl Shuler of Newberg, Oregon

18-year-old Genaro A. Jacobo-Velez of Portland, Oregon

28-year-old Karthik Punyakoti of Beaverton, Oregon

36-year-old Jeffery Scott Tompkins of Boise, Idaho

58-year-old Federico Villegas of Lakewood, California

34-year-old Stephen Martin Bisnett of Scottsdale, Arizona

39-year-old Liang Zheng of Eugene, Oregon

34-year-old Andrew Perry Glass of Silverton, Oregon

30-year-old Benjamin Fletcher of Santa Fe, New Mexico

29-year-old Zane Ted Gunderson of Portland, Oregon

21-year-old Tyson Jeffrey Temple of Oregon City, Oregon

64-year-old Michael James Biegalke of Camas, Washington was arrested for Commercial Sexual Solicitation and Sex Abuse in the Third Degree

53-year-old Jian Xu of Portland, Oregon was arrested for Attempted Commercial Sexual Solicitation

If you know or think that someone may be involved in trafficking or is being exploited, please contact the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit at 503-255-0118, the Sexual Assault Resource Center hotline 1-800-640-5311; or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 1-800-843-5678 or via the Cyber Tipline: http://www.missingkids.org/CyberTiipline

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UPDATE #2 - Man Electrocuted on Utility Pole at Southeast 122nd and Stark Street - Body Stuck on Power Lines - 07/03/17

The man electrocuted on June 28 was identified as 27-year-old Kelton Michael Kennedy of West Linn, Oregon. The Oregon State Medical Examiner ruled the death a suicide. Kennedy had a history of documented mental health crisis.

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PGE crews were able to shut down the power and retrieve the man's body from the power lines at approximately 6:30 p.m. Medical personnel confirmed that the man was deceased.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy on Thursday to determined the man's identity and official cause of death.

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On Wednesday June 28, 2017, at 4:50 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to Southeast 122nd Avenue and Stark Street on the report that a man was climbing a utility pole on the northeast corner of the intersection.

As officers were responding, additionally callers reported that the man was throwing items from his pockets and that he was pulling at wires and other items attached to the pole.

Officers arrived a few minutes after being dispatched and saw that the man was likely being electrocuted as he dangled approximately halfway up the pole.

Portland General Electric (PGE) and Portland Fire & Rescue are in consultation and responding to the scene to safely get the man down from the wires. At this point, he is not showing any signs of life.

The intersection is closed to all traffic and area residents and businesses may experience a power outage as crews work to safely address this situation. People in the area should be aware that the scene is visually graphic and may be upsetting to witness.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene. Interested media should stage on the south end of the street closure.

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Two Officers Receive Minor Injuries in Hit and Run Traffic Crash - Suspect Driver Cited - 07/03/17

On Monday July 3, 2017, at 4:17 a.m., two East Precinct officers working in a partner car were driving eastbound on Southeast Flavel Street at 72nd Avenue, heading to a call at the 7-Eleven at 82nd Avenue and Flavel Street.

As they crossed through the intersection with a green light, they were struck on the driver's side by another vehicle that was being driven southbound on 72nd Avenue though a red light. The marked police car came to rest on the sidewalk, south of the intersection. The other driver's car came to rest in the street just south of the intersection.

The two occupants of the vehicle, both females, got out of the car and ran southbound on 72nd Avenue but were contacted and detained by a third officer who was also responding to the call on 82nd Avenue.

One of the officers in the damaged police car was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries. The other was taken to the hospital by a Sergeant for a precautionary exam. Both were treated and released.

Neither occupant of the other car required transportation to the hospital and was evaluated at the scene by Portland Fire & Rescue personnel.

Following the crash investigation, the driver of the other car, 24-year-old Laquonda Fuller-Hudson, was issued traffic citations for Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run) and Reckless Driving.

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Two People Shot During Robbery in Woodlawn Park - Suspects Left Area - 07/02/17

On Sunday July 2, 2017, at 10:54 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Northeast Oneonta Street and Claremont Avenue on the report of a shooting.

Officers arrived and learned of two victims, both male adults, suffering from serious injuries. Officers applied tourniquets to the victims' injuries as they awaited the arrival of medical personnel. Both victims were transported by ambulance to Portland hospitals for treatment. Both are expected to survive.

Preliminary information indicates that the two victims met with two to three other males in Woodlawn Park for the purposes of selling a gun. During the contact, one suspect shot both victims with a handgun and took the victim's gun that was the subject of the sale. The suspects ran out of the park and left the area.

No confirmed suspect information is available this evening.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405.

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UPDATE: Major Crash Team Responding to Investigate Pedestrian-Involved Crash on Southeast 122nd Avenue - 07/02/17

The driver critically injured in yesterday afternoon's crash died at a Portland hospital. He has been identified as 24-year-old Hussain Ahmed Alhamzah of Southeast Portland.

The driver, 35-year-old Fernando Cuevas Jr. of Vancouver, Washington, was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run) and Recklessly Endangering Another Person.

Alhamzah was parked on the east side of 122nd Avenue when Cuevas, driving northbound, crossed over the bike lane and struck Alhamzah as he exited his vehicle.

Once the investigation is complete, it will be presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review. Cuevas likely will face additional charges at that time.

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On Saturday July 1, 2017, at 5:26 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report that a pedestrian was struck by a driver on Southeast 122nd Avenue near Liebe Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the injured party, a male in his 20s. The victim was transported to a Portland hospital with traumatic, life-threatening injuries.

The driver did not stop at the scene and continued traveling northbound on 122nd Avenue. Officers located the vehicle in the area of Southeast 140th Avenue and Holgate. Two people associated with the van have been detained.

Preliminary information indicates that the victim was exiting his parked vehicle when he was struck by the passing driver.

Southeast 122nd Avenue is closed both directions from Raymond Street to Holgate Boulevard and is expected to remain so for several hours as the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team conducts an investigation.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 12-Year-Old Girl (Photo) - 07/01/17

Coit has been located safe at a East Portland library and returned home.

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Detectives have learned that Coit was last seen in the area of Southeast 188th Avenue and Stark Street on Friday night around 8:00 p.m. She may have changed her clothes into a gray shirt, light blue Capri pants, and gray high top shoes.

Anyone seeing Coit is asked to call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact Detective Lori Fonken at 503-823-1081, lori.fonken@portlandoregon.gov.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate a missing 12-year-old girl.

Mary Elizabeth Coit is described as a black female, 5'4" tall, 150 pounds, wearing a hot pink t-shirt, blue denim shorts, sandals, with her hair in a bun.

Coit was last seen Friday afternoon, between approximately 4:00 and 5:30 p.m., in the parking lot of her apartment complex in the area of Southeast 158th Avenue and Stark Street. Coit was supposed to be watching her younger sibling but was reportedly upset about having to babysit. Coit and her family are new to the area so she may not be familiar with the neighborhood.

Officers conducted an extensive area check for Coit but did not locate her on Friday evening.

At this point, no foul play is suspected and police are asking the public to keep an eye out for Coit.

Anyone seeing Coit is asked to call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact Detective Lori Fonken at 503-823-1081, lori.fonken@portlandoregon.gov.

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UPDATE: Major Crash Team Responding to Fatal Crash on Marine Drive - 07/01/17

The person killed on Friday afternoon was identified as 62-year-old Steven Ray Tomlinson of Camas, Washington.

Investigators learned that Tomlinson, driving a 2005 Jeep Cherokee, began turning westbound on Marine Drive from 148th Avenue when he was struck by 69-year-old Richard Ramsay of La Pine, Oregon, driving a 2015 Max Semi tractor trailer. Ramsay was driving eastbound on Marine Drive.

Tomlinson's vehicle crashed over the embankment on the northside of Marine Drive and came to rest on the bike path. Good Samaritan's pulled Tomlinson from the vehicle and attempted CPR but their efforts were not successful.

After colliding with Tomlinson's vehicle, Ramsay had a slower speed collision with a 2013 Audi Q7 being driven westbound on Marine Drive. Neither Ramsay nor the other driver were injured in the crash.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation and, once complete, will be given to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

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On Friday June 30, 2017, at 2:27 p.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a serious crash at Northeast 148th Avenue and Marine Drive.

As officers were responding they received updated information that a witness was attempting CPR on one of the people involved in the crash.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and determined that one driver was deceased.

Preliminary information indicates the crash involved three drivers and vehicles: a tractor-trailer and two passenger vehicles. No other drivers were injured in the crash.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation into the crash.

Northeast Marine Drive will be closed for several hours between 122nd and 162nd Avenues due to the ongoing crash investigation. 148th Avenue from Airport Way to Marine Drive is also closed.

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: Shooting Investigation Underway on Southeast Stark Street - One Person Injured - 07/01/17

Gang Enforcement Team detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances of this afternoon's shooting.

Detectives believe the victim's vehicle, a black Mercedes Benz, may have been mistaken for a similar car that was being driven during a shooting earlier this week at Taco Bell, located at Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Lombard Street.

On Thursday June 29, Gang Enforcement Team officers stopped 18-year-old Amir Isaiah Walker near Southeast 122nd Avenue and Stark Street. Walker was driving a black Mercedes Benz. Walker, who had a warrant, was taken into custody and a handgun was seized from the vehicle. Walker was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on the outstanding warrant as well as new charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Loaded Firearm. Walker's Mercedes Benz was seized as evidence and officers located damage on the vehicle consistent with gunfire.

The victim of today's shooting has no connection to gangs or criminal activity.

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Southeast Stark Street will be closed between 111th and 119th Avenues during the course of this investigation.

Based on additional information, the Gang Enforcement Team is responding to conduct an investigation into the shooting.

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On Saturday July 1, 2017, at 1:46 p.m., East Precinct officers heard gunfire in the area of Southeast 117th Avenue and Stark Street. As officers began searching for the source of the gunfire, they came across a shooting victim in a vehicle in the area of Southeast 112th Avenue and Stark Street.

The female victim was transported to a Portland hospital with serious but not believed to be life-threatening injuries. Officers located a crime scene near Southeast 118th Avenue and Stark Street.

Preliminary information indicates that an unknown person fired shots from a passing vehicle that struck the victim, who was in a different vehicle. There does not appear to be any known reason why the victim or victim's vehicle would be the target of a shooting.

A possible suspect vehicle was located near the shooting scene, but was unoccupied when police arrived at the scene.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting and has not talked to officers is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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Shooting Investigation Overnight in North Portland's Portsmouth Neighborhood - One Person Injured - 07/01/17

On Friday June 30, 2017, at 10:58 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 9500 block of North Adriatic Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived at the scene and located a male suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.

Witnesses told police they heard a disturbance and fight among several people then heard gunfire.

There is no suspect information at this time.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact Assault detectives at 503-823-0400.

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Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 06/30/17

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.

Currently, the Bureau is asking for the community's feedback regarding the following Directives:

* 900.00- General Reporting Guidelines (this is a new directive)
* 905.00- Non-Force After Action Reporting (this is a new directive)
* 1010.00- Use of Force
* 1010.10- Deadly Force and In-Custody Death Reporting and Investigation Guidelines (formerly titled Deadly Force Procedures)
* 1020.00- Weapons Administration (formerly titled Firearms)
* 1021.00- Weapons Qualifications (this is a new directive)

These directives in Second Universal Review will remain posted with comments collected from Friday June 30 through Friday July 14, 2017.

Community members are encouraged to read the Directives and provide drafting comments at:
http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/59757 This web page also enables community members to sign up for email notifications when new Directives are posted and access the Directives Project review schedule.

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UPDATE #2: Death Investigation Underway at Southeast Portland's Beggars Tick Marsh (Photo) - 06/30/17

The body found in Beggars Tick Marsh has not yet been identified. The Oregon State Medical Examiner did not find any signs of trauma during the autopsy.

The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is continuing to work to identify the deceased, who was believed to be in the water for at least two months.

The person is described as a white male, 50 to 60 years old, 5'5" tall, medium build, light facial hair or stubble, missing some teeth, wearing Nike velcro-strap shoes, hospital-type ankle socks with grip on the bottom, and dark-colored denim pants. In his possession was a key fob to a Ford vehicle, other keys stamped "Curlys" (which investigators believe to be Curly's Locksmith in Vancouver), wearing some jewelry, including a ring with a Harley Davidson logo.

Anyone with information about this person is asked to contact Detective Lori Fonken at 503-823-1081, missing@portlandoregon.gov.

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The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Dive Team responded to assist with the body recovery from Beggars Tick Marsh. The remains have been turned over to the Oregon State Medical Examiner, who will conduct an autopsy on Wednesday to determine identity and cause of death. Initial observations did not show any obvious signs of trauma.

Updates will be shared when they become available.

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On Tuesday June 27, 2017, at 10:01 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Beggars Tick Park, located at 5801 Southeast 111th Avenue, on the report that a Portland Parks & Recreation employee found a body in the marsh. Based on the initial observations, the body has been in the water for quite some time.

Officers and Portland Fire & Rescue personnel are at the scene working to determine how to collect the body from the marsh for examination by the Oregon State Medical Examiner.

At this point, there is no identity, age, sex, or information on cause of death.

As information becomes available, updates will be provided.

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Shooting Investigation Overnight in Northeast Portland's Cully Neighborhood - One Person Injured - 06/30/17

On Thursday June 29, 2017, at 11:29 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the area of Northeast 60th Avenue and Simpson Street.

Officers arrived in the area and found a male adult down in the street on Simpson and determined he'd been the victim of a shooting. Medical personnel arrived and transported the man by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to serious injuries.

Officers spoke to people in the neighborhood who described hearing a disturbance and gunfire. No suspect information was developed at the scene.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact Assault detectives at 503-823-0400.

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Suspect in Custody for 2011 Sex Crimes Indicted for May 2017 Sexual Assault (Photo) - 06/30/17

On Thursday June 29, 2017, a Multnomah County Grand Jury indicted 63-year-old Curtis Clinton Williams on charges of Rape in the First Degree, Sodomy in the First Degree, Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, and Coercion in connection with a May 2017 investigation where he sexually assaulted a 24-year-old woman.

Williams has been in custody at the Multnomah County Jail since June 8, 2017, on other, unrelated sex crimes.

On May 18, 2017, the victim met the suspect Williams in Downtown Portland. The victim was homeless and Williams offered her a motel room for the night, which the victim accepted. They went to a Southeast Portland motel, where Williams rented a room for the night.

Soon after they entered the motel room, Williams sexually assaulted the victim. Williams kept the victim in the motel room against her will for several hours, but she was eventually able to escape. The victim ran to a nearby restaurant, where she asked an employee to call the police.

On June 8, 2017, Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit detectives arrested Williams in connection with a 2011 sexual assault investigation. Williams was booked into jail on charges of Rape in the First Degree, Sodomy in the First Degree (two counts), Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the First Degree (two counts), and Sex Abuse in the First Degree (three counts). Williams is also being held on a charge of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

The arrest stems from an investigation that started in September 2011. A sexual assault forensic evidence (SAFE) kit connected to the case was recently submitted for testing as part of the Police Bureau's effort to test all kits that were previously not submitted for testing. The results of the test linked Williams to the 2011 case.

As this remains an open investigation and prosecution of a sensitive nature, the Bureau cannot offer additional details regarding this case.

Williams' arrest stems from the Portland Police Bureau's Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) work group that focuses solely on SAFE kits that were previously untested. In the course of the next few years, there will be new investigations initiated as SAFE kit DNA test results are returned. The work group in place will continue best practices of victim notification and is dedicated to vigorously investigating cases where justice has been delayed. The work group, as well as the Sex Crimes Unit, provide advocacy and a victim centered approach.

As part of the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) grant that the Portland Police was awarded in 2015, as well as the New York District Attorney's (DANY) grant awarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, the Portland Police Bureau has been in the process of testing, contacting survivors, and investigating cases stemming from the 1,754 untested SAFE kits in the possession of the Portland Police Bureau.

In April 2016, the first shipment of untested SAFE kits were sent to a private laboratory in Salt Lake City, Utah. All Portland Police Bureau SAFE kits have been submitted for testing and the Police Bureau now has a "full submission" policy removing any discretion on the submission of SAFE kits.

The Portland Police Bureau has additional information about its Sex Crimes Unit at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/69979 Click on the "The Rose Project" for more information about its untested sexual assault kit project as well as resources for survivors.

The Portland Police Bureau encourages survivors of sexual assault that had a SAFE kit performed to contact the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Crime Unit at roseproject@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0125. Due to the very personal and confidential nature of these crimes, information about a previously untested sexual assault kit can only be released to the survivor.

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UPDATE #2: Stabbing Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Sunnyside Neighborhood (Photo) - 06/29/17

This afternoon, detectives arrested 35-year-old Timothy Lee Beasley was arrested in connection with this stabbing. Beasley was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempted Murder, Assault in the First Degree, and Robbery in the First Degree. Beasley will be arraigned on Friday.

The victim remains in a Portland hospital recovering from serious injuries. Her name is not being released at this time.

Due to the ongoing investigation, no additional details are being released.

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The victim in this incident remains at a Portland hospital being treated for serious injuries. Her name is not being released at this time due to the ongoing investigation.

Detectives are asking anyone with information, particularly anyone in the area of Southeast 33rd Avenue and Taylor Street, to provide it to investigators.

Anyone with information is asked to share it with Detective Jeff Sharp at 503-823-9773, jeff.sharp@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Monday June 26, 2017, at 3:05 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of an injured woman down on the ground at Southeast 33rd Avenue and Taylor Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim and determined that she was suffering from several stab wounds. The victim has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment and her injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

A witness reported seeing a someone run from the scene and described the person as a tan-skinned male.

Several officers, including a Police Canine Unit, conducted a neighborhood search but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

At this point in the investigation, there is no known motive or determination if the victim and suspect knew each other.

Anyone with information about this stabbing is asked to call Assault detectives at 503-823-0400.

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Registered Sex Offender Arrested for Child Pornography (Photo) - 06/29/17

On June 28, 2017, 38-year-old Luis Edward Trybom was arrested by Sex Crimes Unit detectives as part of an ongoing investigation.

Trybom was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Using a Child in Display of Sexually Explicit Conduct (four counts). Bail is set at $1,000,000. These charges reflect the allegations of one victim.

Trybom is a registered sex offender in connection with a 1997 conviction for Sex Abuse in the Third Degree.

For investigative reasons, no further details can be released at this time.

Detectives believe their may be additional victims and are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Nathan Sheppard at 503-823-3886, nathan.sheppard@portlandoregon.gov.

The Portland Police Bureau collaborates with government agencies and community organizations that provide access to advocacy services to victims of sex crimes.

A victim may be accompanied by a sexual assault advocate or other appropriate support person during the reporting process and/or criminal investigation.

Multnomah County Victims' Assistance Program: Provides support during the reporting of sexual assaults and referrals to victim services and resources: 503-988-3270.

Call to Safety (formerly the Portland Women's Crisis Line): Provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources. 24 hour crisis line: 503-235-5333, 1-888-235-5333, or https://calltosafety.org/

Project UNICA (Proyecto UNICA): Provides access to advocacy services for Spanish-speaking survivors of domestic and sexual violence. 24 hour crisis line: 503-232-4448, or 1-888-232-4448.

Additionally, the Portland Police Bureau Strength Programs provide free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area.

To learn more information about these programs, call 503-823-0260 or visit http://www.portlandonline.com/police/womenstrength

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UPDATE: Fatal Crash Investigation Underway on North Columbia Boulevard - 06/29/17

The driver of the Mercedes has been identified as 29-year-old Amanda Nicole Erickson of North Portland. The two passengers that were killed in her car have been identified as 22-year-old Brandon Levison of North Portland and 23-year-old Donell Lee Wilkins of Southeast Portland.

The driver of the BMW has been identified as 19-year-old Lyabov Prokhorova of Northeast Portland (not 29 as initially released)

Erickson remains in a Portland hospital recovering from serious injuries.

Once the investigation is complete, it will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review and consideration of criminal charges.

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Traffic officers are continuing to investigate the circumstances of last night's traffic crash that killed two people.

Investigators have learned that a 29-year-old female was driving a silver 2001 Mercedes 500 westbound on Columbia Boulevard and initiated a left turn across the eastbound lanes of traffic.

A 29-year-old female was driving a gray 2001 BMW 330 eastbound on Columbia Boulevard at the time the driver of the Mercedes turned across the lanes of traffic. The driver of the BMW collided with the passenger side of the Mercedes. In the Mercedes were two passengers, a 22-year-old male and a 23-year-old male, both of whom were killed in the crash.

The driver of the Mercedes was transported to a Portland hospital where she remains being treated for serious but not life-threatening injuries. The driver of the BMW was transported to a Portland hospital as a precaution.

Preliminary indications are that the driver of the Mercedes was impaired by alcohol while the driver of the BMW was driving with a suspended license.

Both vehicles were towed as evidence.

There have been no arrests or citations at this time as the investigation is continuing. Names of all parties will be released at a later time.

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

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

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

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On Wednesday June 28, 2017, at 10:47 p.m., a North Precinct officer on patrol came upon a traffic crash involving two drivers and vehicles on North Columbia Boulevard near North Swift Court.

Due to the severity of the crash, additional officers and medical personnel responded to the scene. At this point, there are two confirmed fatalities and two other people suffering traumatic injuries. The two surviving vehicle occupants have been transported by ambulance to Portland hospitals.

All traffic will be closed on North Columbia Boulevard near Swift Court for several hours as the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responds to the scene and conducts an investigation into the crash.

No further updates are expected until late-Thursday 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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Drunk Driver Crashes into TriMet Bus Shelter on Powell Boulevard (Photo) - 06/29/17

On Thursday June 29, 2017, at 12:32 a.m., an East Precinct officer responding to an emergency call was driving on Southeast Powell Bouelvard near Southeast 50th Avenue when the officer saw the driver of a white truck driving at a high rate of speed eastbound on Powell Boulevard. The officer saw the driver crash into a TriMet bus shelter and concrete barrier.

The driver got out of the vehicle and started walking away from the crash, along with a passenger who also got out of the vehicle.

Officers stopped the driver and determined that he was impaired by alcohol. The driver, 28-year-old Andrew McLaughlin, was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), Reckless Driving, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run), and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree (two counts).

The passenger was also intoxicated and taken to a sobering facility.

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

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

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

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Gunfire Damages Several Vehicles, TriMet Bus in Northeast Portland -- No Injuries - 06/29/17

On Wednesday June 28, 2017, at 11:41 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Lombard Street on the report of gunfire that damaged a TriMet bus.

As officers were responding to the scene they received additional information that a suspect appeared to be shooting at a person in a car but struck the bus instead.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire in the parking lot of Taco Bell, located on the southwest corner of the intersection. Several cars were damaged in addition to the TriMet bus. No gunshot victims were located at the scene or arrived at any area hospitals.
Witnesses described several black males involved in a disturbance leading to gunfire and several vehicles were driven out of the area after the shots.

Several officers, including a Canine Unit, searched the neighborhood but did not locate any suspects.

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 - Driver in Stolen Car Arrested After Ramming Police Car to Evade Capture (Photo) - 06/28/17

The driver, 23-year-old Elizabeth Cheyenne Hefner, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on multiple charges including Unlawful Use of a Vehicle, Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, and Recklessly Endangering Another Person.

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Portland Police Bureau officers arrested the driver of a stolen car after she rammed into a patrol car to evade capture. Two others in the vehicle were arrested on unrelated warrants.

On Wednesday June 28, 2017, at 4:05 p.m., Central Precinct officers spotted a stolen car being driven northbound on Southwest 2nd Avenue near Washington Street. Additional officers responded to assist and at Southwest 10th Avenue and Burnside Street, officers used police cars in an attempt to box in the driver.

As officers approached the driver's side of the vehicle, the driver put the car into gear. Officers discharged pepper spray into the vehicle, but the driver was able to ram her way past an unoccupied police car, and sped away northbound on 10th Avenue. Officers could see that the vehicle was occupied by the female driver and several male passengers.

Officers pursued the driver for several blocks but, after determining that no officers were injured in the ramming, terminated the pursuit due to the suspect's dangerous driving.

In the area of Northwest 26th Avenue and Naito Parkway, the stolen car was found empty and officers began an area search for the suspect driver and passengers. Three male passengers were located at the McDonald's restaurant on Northwest Yeon Avenue. The female driver was found hiding in a dumpster nearby and taken into custody without incident.

The names, ages, and charges of those arrested will be released upon their booking at the Multnomah County Jail.

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Suspects Identified, Arrested in TriMet Bus Operator Assault (Photo) - 06/28/17

Transit Police Division officers, with assistance from the public, identified and arrested the three young women involved in an assault of a TriMet bus operator.

18-year-old Jada Thompson was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Third Degree, Interfering with Public Transportation, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, and Unlawful Use of Pepper Spray in the Second Degree.

The other two people arrested were a 14-year-old girl and a 17-year-old girl on charges of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of Pepper Spray in the Second Degree. They were lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home (JDH).

These arrests come as a result of an investigation into an incident that occurred on June 9, 2017, at approximately 11:38 p.m., when three female suspects spit on and pepper sprayed a TriMet bus operator in the area of Northeast 42nd Avenue and Holman Street. The suspects boarded the bus near North Lombard Street and Interstate Avenue.

Surveillance images were posted to the Portland Police Bureau's CanYouIDMe page: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/canyouidme/

Numerous tips were sent to investigators, leading to the identification and arrests.

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Stabbing Investigation Underway in Holladay Park - Two People Injured, Two People in Custody - 06/27/17

On Tuesday June 27, 2017, at 7:56 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report that two people were injured in a stabbing at Holladay Park, located at 1125 Northeast Holladay Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located two female victims suffering from serious injuries. Both victims have been transported to Portland hospitals for treatment.

Two people are in custody in connection with the stabbing and there does not appear to be any further public risk.

Preliminary information indicates that all parties are acquainted with each other. Officers have not yet determined what led to the stabbings.

Holladay Park is closed as part of the investigation.

Anyone who witnessed the incident and has not yet talked to officers is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

No further updates are expected this evening.

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