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Update on Wednesday Morning Shooting of Police Officer and Canine in Southwest Portland (Photo) - 04/17/14
This update provides the most current available information regarding the ongoing investigation into yesterday's shooting in Southwest Portland.

On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, shortly after 2:00 a.m., a Central Precinct officer responded to a reported alarm at Blumenthal Uniforms, located at 9047 Southwest Barbur Blvd. As part of his investigation, the officer requested additional officers respond. As officers responded, they focused on a suspicious vehicle and began to initiate a traffic stop. The vehicle, a white Chevrolet Suburban, did not stop and a short pursuit commenced and concluded quickly with the vehicle crashing into a pole at Southwest Lobelia Street and Capitol Highway.

The driver of the vehicle quickly exited and two other occupants stayed in the Suburban and were surrounded by officers.

Officer Jeff Dorn, a 16-year veteran, assigned to the K-9 Unit with his canine partner, Mick, and Officer Jason Worthington, a 9-year veteran, assigned to Central Precinct began a foot pursuit of the suspect.

Very quickly, shots were fired by the suspect, Officer Dorn and Officer Worthington. Officer Dorn was struck two times in the legs and Mick was struck on his body.

A necropsy performed today by the Oregon State Medical Examiner determined Mick died of a single gunshot wound. Mick fled after being wounded and was found several hours later, deceased under a nearby hedge.

The suspect, who suffered a non-life-threatening injury to his head, fled the shooting scene on foot and a large neighborhood perimeter was established along Southwest Capitol Highway.

The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) and the Air Support Unit (ASU) responded and began assisting patrol officers in searching for the suspect. Other local law enforcement responded as well, including: Tualatin Police, Lake Oswego Police, Tigard Police, Washington County Sheriff's Office, Beaverton Police, Sherwood Police, Milwaukie Police, and Portland Fire & Rescue.

Calls to 9-1-1 by residents assisted police officers in locating the suspect in the 6900 block of Southwest Oleson Road. The suspect was contacted by SERT and taken into custody without incident. Officers searching the neighborhood located an AR-15 rifle and seized it as evidence.

The suspect that fled the scene is identified as 20-year-old Paul Alan Ropp. He was transported to a local hospital with a non-life-threatening wound.

25-year-old Jamaell Diamond Riley was also transported to a Portland hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

20-year-old Steven Alan Young was transported to the Detective Division and was booked early this morning into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Burglary in the First Degree.

Ropp and Riley are expected to be booked later today and all three face additional charges.

Officer Dorn was released from the hospital this morning and will continue to recover from his injuries. Detective interviews of both involved officers are in the process of being scheduled.

Officer Dorn is unable to accommodate any media interviews for the foreseeable future and is asking for privacy at his home and neighborhood.

Detectives worked through the night and finished processing the crime scene in the early morning hours of April 17, 2014. They are still in the midst of executing search warrants and continuing this complex investigation.

The Portland Police K-9 Unit would like to thank the community for the outpouring of support for Officer Dorn and the loss of their K-9 partner, Mick.

Mick's original name was "Dusty vom Langgarten" but was changed to "Mickey" by Officer Dorn's family. His name was shortened to Mick for street work. Mick was a purebred German Shepherd, imported from Germany.

The Police Bureau purchased Mick from Brett Titus through his company Tac-Dogs in Colorado, http://www.tacdogs.com

Mick was born September 3, 2012 and died April 16, 2014.

Mick passed his Oregon Police Canine Association Certification on March 5, 2014 which made him eligible to work the street. 9 days later, Mick made his first 3 captures in the same day on March 14, 2014.

Mick had 5 total captures before he was gunned down, including the capture of a burglary suspect for North Precinct officers on April 15, 2014, the night before he was killed.

Officer Dorn has been with the K-9 Unit since 2006, and Mick was his second police dog. Officer Dorn is also assigned as a K-9 Handler as part of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), and was one of several officers awarded the Medal of Valor for his heroic work on November 23, 2010, during an incident with an armed suspect on Southeast Cherry Blossom Drive.

The Portland Police Bureau K-9 Unit consists of eight officers and two sergeants, each assigned a canine partner.

The patrol dogs are trained in suspect tracking and apprehension, as well as finding articles of evidence.

The unit averages approximately 1,000 high-risk applications per year and approximately 230 captures of suspects.

All members of the K-9 Unit train daily and devote most Wednesdays to train together as a unit. The canines all have ballistic vests that are used during known high-risk situations. They are not worn continuously as they are too cumbersome for the dogs to wear throughout their shift.

Several members of the community have asked if there is a donation fund for the K-9 Unit. Non-tax-deductible donations can be sent directly to the Portland Police Bureau K-9 Unit:

Portland Police Bureau K-9 Unit
4735 East Burnside Street
Portland, Oregon 97215

It has not been determined yet if there will be any public service to honor Mick after he was killed in the line of duty.

The community is encouraged to share their thoughts and well wishes for Officer Dorn and Mick on the K-9 Unit's Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/ppbk9 or the Bureau's Twitter account, @PortlandPolice. Use the hashtag #RIPK93Mick.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Parkrose Heights Neighborhood - 04/16/14
This evening, Wednesday April 16, 2014, at 9:24 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at a residence in the 11100 block of Northeast Knott Street.

Officers arrived and located three gunshot victims inside the residence. Two of the three victims have been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to gunshot wounds. A third victim has been treated at the scene by medical personnel.

At this point, there is no suspect information available to share with the public.

Preliminary information indicates that the shooting is gang-related so the Gang Enforcement Team is responding to conduct an investigation.

No additional information is available at this time and updates are not expected until Thursday morning after 9:00 a.m.

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Police Bureau Identifies Officer and Canine Partner Shot in the Line-of-Duty Today (Photo) - 04/16/14
The Portland Police K-9 Unit officer shot in the line of duty this morning is Officer Jeff Dorn, a 16-year-veteran of the Bureau assigned to the K-9 Unit Night Shift. Officer Dorn has consented to the release of his name prior to the standard 24-hour waiting period as his family has been notified of his injuries.

His canine partner, "Mick," suffered fatal injuries this morning during the shootout with the 20-year-old male suspect.

Mick just recently joined the Portland Police Bureau K-9 Unit after completing the extensive training program required to become state certified as a police canine.

Officer Dorn remains in the hospital and is continuing to recover from gunshot wounds to both legs.

Officer Dorn and his family are very thankful for the outpouring of support by fellow police officers, their families and the community at-large. The family is asking for complete privacy at this time.

Officer Dorn would like the community to know that "Mick saved my life."

"We've had two officers shot in the past month protecting our community. Today's incident is a reminder of how dangerous policing can be," said Chief Michael Reese. "I'm very grateful that Officer Dorn will recover from his injuries and saddened that we lost one of our K-9 partners."

"We are saddened by the death of Mick, but heartened that Officer Jeff Dorn is doing okay and is in good spirits," said Mayor Charlie Hales. "I visited Jeff and his family in the hospital this morning to voice our thanks for his service."

Several members of the community have asked if there is a donation fund for the K-9 Unit. Non-tax-deductible donations can be sent directly to the Portland Police Bureau K-9 Unit:

Portland Police Bureau K-9 Unit
4735 East Burnside Street
Portland, Oregon 97215

It has not been determined yet if there will be any public service to honor Mick after he was killed in the line of duty.

The community is encouraged to share their thoughts and well wishes for Officer Dorn and Mick on the K-9 Unit's Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/ppbk9 or the Bureau's Twitter account, @PortlandPolice. Use the hashtag #RIPK93Mick.

The Police Bureau would like to thank all of its partner agencies who responded and assisted.

Updates on the ongoing investigation will be provided when they become available.

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UPDATE - Police Officer Injured in SW Portland Shooting - Suspect in Custody (Photo) - 04/16/14
Officers conducting a secondary search of the neighborhood near the shooting scene have located our missing K-9 dog deceased beneath a hedge. The K-9 appears to have suffered at least one fatal gunshot wound.

Officers searching the area near where the suspect was taken into custody located the rifle associated with the suspect.

Chief Mike Reese will be briefing media at 10:30 a.m., at Southwest Capitol Highway and Dolph Court.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to sincerely thank members of the community for their thoughts and concerns about our fallen K-9. His name, as well as the injured officer's name will be released at a later time.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

This morning, Wednesday April 16, 2014, at approximately 2:51 a.m., a Portland Police K-9 Officer was injured during a shootout with a suspect near Southwest Capitol Highway and Lobelia Street.

The officer, assigned to the K-9 Unit, suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds and was transported to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center for treatment.

The suspect fled the shooting scene on foot and and a large neighborhood perimeter was established along Southwest Capitol Highway.

The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) responded to the scene and began assisting patrol officers in searching for the suspect, believed to be armed with an AR-15-type rifle.

The Bureau of Emergency Communications (BOEC) initiated a reverse 9-1-1 call to area residents asking people to remain in their homes and to call 9-1-1 if they saw anything suspicious.

The Portland Police Bureau Air Support Unit responded to the area and assisted with the search for the suspect.

Calls to 9-1-1 by residents assisted police officers in locating the suspect in the 6900 block of Southwest Oleson Road. The suspect was contacted by SERT and taken into custody without incident.

The suspect, a male adult, has been transported to a Portland area hospital for treatment to unknown injuries.

No additional suspects are outstanding and there is no risk to the public.

Officers have not located the suspect's rifle and are continuing to search the area for the gun. Anyone finding this rifle or other suspicious items in their yard are asked to immediately call 9-1-1.

Additionally, the K-9 Officer's partner/dog is believed to be injured and lost somewhere in the area of the shooting. Multiple officers are continuing to search the area for the K-9 and are asking for the public's help.

Anyone seeing or hearing sounds of an injured German Shepherd are asked to immediately call 9-1-1. The photo being released is of the K-9 and he will be wearing a Portland Police Bureau harness/vest. Anyone seeing the dog should not approach him as he may be in significant distress.

The investigative phase into the shooting is now beginning and detectives are at the scene.

Traffic along a large section of Southwest Capitol Highway, from Multnomah Boulevard to Barbur Boulevard is closed and commuters should seek alternate routes.

The injured officer is in good spirits and is mostly concerned about his K-9 partner. The officer and his family request complete privacy at this time.

Updates will be provided later today on the investigation.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to thank the numerous officers and firefighters from Metro agencies that responded to assist. These agencies include, but are not limited to: Tualatin Police, Washington County Sheriff's Office, Beaverton Police, Sherwood Police, Milwaukie Police, and Portland Fire & Rescue.

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SERT Responding to an Active Tactical Incident in Southwest Portland - 04/16/14
The Portland Police Bureau Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) is responding to the area of Southwest Capitol Highway and Primrose Street to assist Central Precinct officers with an active tactical situation involving an armed man loose in the neighborhood.

Residents in the area are asked to remain in their homes and immediately call 9-1-1 to report suspicious activity.

Media staging at this point is Southwest 41st Avenue and Capitol Highway. Access to this area is best reached from the South on Capitol Highway (nearest major intersection is Capitol Highway and Taylors Ferry Road)

PIO is enroute, ETA 30 minutes.

No additional updates will be provided at this time.

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East Precinct Investigating an Armed Robbery of a Russell Neighborhood Bar and Grill - 04/15/14
This afternoon, Tuesday April 15, 2014, at 4:17 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Paddy's, located at 1736 Northeast 122nd Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that the suspect entered the bar, displaying a handgun, and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the bar without incident.

Several officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspects description.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 40s, 6' tall, thin build, wearing a gray hoody, dark-colored pants, and sunglasses.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Robbery Detectives at (503) 823-0405.

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Bank Robbery Investigation Underway in Southwest Portland's Bridlemile Neighborhood - 04/15/14
This afternoon, Tuesday April 15, 2014, at 3:24 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the Bank of the West, located at 6521 Southwest Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway.

Officers responded to the area and contacted bank employees who told police that the suspect used a note to demand money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the bank and was last seen walking northbound out of the parking lot.

Multiple officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is descried as a white male, 55-60 years old, 5'5" to 5'8" tall, medium build, dark hair, mustache, glasses, wearing dark-colored cap, and a gray hoody.

Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to contact Detective Ken Reynolds at (503) 823-0407 or kenneth.reynolds@portlandoregon.gov.

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UPDATE - ARREST: Armed, Possibly Suicidal Man Taken Into Custody After Traffic Stop at PCC-Sylvania Campus (Photo) - 04/15/14
The 35-year-old man detained at PCC-Sylvania this morning has been booked into the Multnomah County Jail on domestic violence charges after officers determined there were prior incidents of domestic violence involving the man's girlfriend.

Jacob Rosen was charged with Assault in the Fourth Degree (DV), Harassment (DV) and Menacing (DV) and booked into jail. In addition to the two firearms seized from the trunk of his vehicle, officers seized a rifle and a shotgun (with ammunition) at the residence.

Rosen will be arraigned on Wednesday in Multnomah County Court.

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###ORIGINAL RELEASE BELOW###

This morning, Tuesday April 15, 2014, North Precinct officers responded to a call at a residence in the 9700 block of North Leonard Street on the report that a suicidal male left the residence, armed with a shotgun, and was possibly driving to school where he is a student at the Portland Community College Sylvania Campus, located at 12000 Southwest 49th Avenue.

Officers obtained information on the 35-year-old man, and vehicle information and relayed it to Central Precinct officers who began checking the area of PCC-Sylvania. Officers also relayed the information to PCC-Sylvania Campus Safety so they too could be on the lookout for the man and his vehicle.

Officers in the area located the man driving his vehicle into the parking lot. Officers stopped the vehicle and took the man into custody without incident. Officers located a shotgun and a handgun in the trunk of the vehicle. Both guns were not loaded and no ammunition was found in the vehicle.

The man was transported to a police facility where the investigation is continuing.

At this point, there is no information that the man was intending on hurting anyone other than himself and it is not believed that there was ever any threat to other students at PCC-Sylvania.

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

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 (503) 972-3456.

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Portland Police Bureau Swearing-In Six New Police Officers Today - 04/15/14
Today, Tuesday April 15, 2014, at 12:30 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau will be swearing-in six new Portland Police Officers.

The ceremony will take place in the Wayne Sullivan Conference Room on the 14th floor of the Justice Center, 1111 Southwest 2nd Avenue.

Mayor Charlie Hales and Chief Mike Reese will be in attendance and are expected to address the new recruits.

Media is invited to attend and should arrive early to set up.

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UPDATE: Shooting Victim Walks Into Area Hospital (Photo) - 04/14/14
41-year-old Nathan Steven Newitt was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

He will be arraigned on Tuesday.

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Assault Detectives have arrested a 41-year-old man in connection with this morning's shooting in Northeast Portland.

The victim, 42-year-old Jason Reed Jacoby, suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot would to a leg this morning after getting into an argument with the suspect. The victim and suspect lived together.

The suspect's name, charges and booking photo will be released as soon as he is booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

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This morning, April 14, 2014, at 4:18 a.m., East Precinct police officers responded to an area hospital on a report that a shooting victim had been dropped off at the location with non-life-threatening wounds. Officers responded and were able to determine a possible crime scene location in North Precinct and get the name of a potential suspect.

North Precinct officers responded to he location in the 3300 block of N.E. 127th Ave. At the location officers located and detained a possible suspect. Detectives are still investigating this incident. Further updates will follow as more information becomes available.

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Hotel Robbed at Gunpoint in Northeast Portland's Lloyd District - 04/14/14
This morning, Monday April 14, 2014, at 3:20 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Residence Inn Marriott, located at 1710 Northeast Multnomah Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the employee who told police that the suspect entered the hotel and walked behind the counter. The employee told the suspect that he could not be behind the counter and the suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money.

After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the hotel without injuring the employee.

Several officers, including a K-9 Unit, canvassed the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in is 40s to 50s, 5'9" tall, wearing a dark-colored bandana over his face, a green jacket, and dark-colored pants.

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

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Portland Police respond to request for assistance with crowd control at shut down concert - 04/14/14
Last evening, April 13, 2014, at 11:18 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a request for assistance with crowd control from the Crystal Ballroom. The location, located at 1332 W. Burnside Blvd., was hosting an concert and discovered damage to a support beam. This created an unsafe situation.

Staff began evacuating the crowd, reportedly 1,200 to 1,500 persons and this caused a disturbance, disrupting traffic on W. Burnside Blvd. Officers arrived and were able to clear the streets and assist concert-goers in either safely leaving the area or returning to downstairs section of the venue.

There were no arrests associated with this incident and, as of the writing of this document, no reports of property damage. W. Burnside Blvd. is open at this time.
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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE - Medically endangered man missing from Southeast Portland (Photo) - 04/11/14
Mr. Walden is safe and have been located with help from the Port of Portland Police.

Thank you

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help in locating 64-year-old Tim Walden, who was reported missing from his residential care facility, in the 10400 block of Southeast Cora Street, since about 3:00am this morning, April 11, 2014.

Walden suffers from a serious medical condition, which necessitates immediate care. He can sometimes seem quite lucid, or may seem altered and confused. He was last known to be on foot, and tends to walk very slowly.

East Precinct uniform officers have been working with Missing Persons Unit detectives to attempt to locate Walden, including conducting searches of the surrounding area. A specially trained, state-certified Search & Rescue K9 team is currently en route to assist in the search.

Detectives will also be activating the "A Child Is Missing" (ACIM) emergency, reverse phone notification system in the area, which will send out a pre-recorded message to listed landline phone numbers in the local area, advising of a missing person.

Walden is described as a white male, 64 years old, 5'9", weighing 180 pounds. He has short, salt/pepper gray hair, and brown eyes. He is missing a number of teeth; his clothing description is unknown.

Anyone who knows of Walden's whereabouts is asked to immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with additional, non-emergency information about this case is asked to contact Detective Mike Weinstein, at 503-823-0446 or mike.weinstein@portlandoregon.gov.

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UPDATE-FOUND SAFE:Public's help sought in locating a missing and endangered 63-year-old male (Photo) - 04/10/14
Mr. McDonald was located by East Precinct officers and safely returned home yesterday evening.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is seeking the public's help in locating Richard McDonald, a 63-year-old male. Mr. McDonald was reported missing from his care facility on 4-08-14 at 9:30 a.m. Mr. McDonald was last seen wearing a black leather jacket and may be wearing gold rimmed reading glasses. Mr. McDonald suffers from medical issues which require medication. Anyone with information on Mr. McDonald's whereabouts are asked to contact Det. Lori Fonken at lori.fonken@portlandoregon.gov. (see attached photo)
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CORRECTION: Bank Robbery in Goose Hollow - 04/09/14
###UPDATE###

The address of the US Bank was incorrectly listed as 2000 SW Salmon Street. The correct address is 2000 SW Morrison Street. We apologize for the error.

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This morning, Wednesday April 9, 2014, at 9:38 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of an bank robbery at the US Bank, located at 2000 SW Salmon Street.

Officers arrived and learned that the suspect entered the store and used a note to demand money. The suspect left the location with an undisclosed amount of money.


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

The suspect is described as a white male in his teens, approximately 5'8" tall, wearing black beanie type cap.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Ken Reynolds at (503) 823-0400.

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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Monday April 14 - 04/08/14
Sgt. Greg Stewart is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) for the Portland Police Bureau, beginning today through Monday April 14, 2014.

Sgt. Stewart can be reached by email, greg.stewart@portlandoregon.gov, or via the media-only pager for urgent breaking news.

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Search Warrants Served as Part of Ongoing, Multi-Agency Auto Theft Investigation - 04/08/14
Today, Tuesday April 8, 2014, investigators from the Portland Police Bureau served several search warrants in the Portland Metro area as part of an ongoing, significant auto theft investigation.

Search warrants were served at the following locations:

9609 North Columbia Boulevard (A1 Light Truck and Van Parts)

9101 North Columbia Boulevard (West Coast Car Crushing)

330 North Lotus Isle Drive

516 West Fourth Plain Boulevard (Vancouver, WA)

514 Northwest 40th Street (Vancouver, WA)

A Multnomah County Grand Jury will consider felony charges at a later date.

This is an ongoing investigation involving the following agencies: The Portland Police Bureau's North Precinct and Detective Division, the Oregon Department of Justice, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, the Oregon State Police, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the Oregon Department of Human Services, the Clark County (WA) Sheriff's Office, and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

No additional information will be released at this time.

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UPDATE - ARRESTED: Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-16 Wanted Sex Abuse Suspect (Photo) - 04/08/14
Wanted suspect, 34-year-old Carlos Miguel Deleon, turned himself in early this morning to the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and was booked into jail.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in locating a wanted sex abuse suspect

34-year-old Carlos Miguel Deleon has a felony warrant for Sex Abuse in the First Degree after an investigation revealed that Deleon was sexually abusing his teenage daughter.

Deleon is described as a male Hispanic, 5'9" tall, 180 pounds, black hair, brown eyes, with multiple tattoos on his body.

Anyone seeing Deleon is asked to immediately call 9-1-1.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information. Tips can be left in English or Spanish.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

Investigator:
Detective Mace Winter
Child Abuse Team
(503) 823-0182
mace.winter@portlandoregon.gov

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Search Warrant Served at North Portland Car Crushing Business - 04/08/14
Today, Tuesday April 8, 2014, investigators from the Portland Police Bureau served a search warrant at West Coast Car Crushing, located at 9101 North Columbia Boulevard, as part of an ongoing auto theft investigation.

A media briefing will be held outside the business at 2:30 p.m.

No additional information is available at this time.

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Sunshine Partners with Zupan's Markets to Give Families a Ray of Hope - 04/08/14
The Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division & Zupan's Markets will partner for the 25th annual Ray of Hope spring food drive, raising food and awareness for local families struggling with year-round food insecurity. The food drive runs April 1st through April 30th, 2014, at all four Zupan's Markets locations. Customers can donate $5 or $10 at the register, giving food support for local families in need or donate food items in collection barrels at each store.

"Since its establishment in 1975, Zupan's Markets has been passionate about giving back to the local Portland community," said Zupan's Markets president Mike Zupan. "We are proud to be partnering with an organization like the Sunshine Division with one of the highest efficiency ratings, where $0.94 of every dollar goes to programs to help people in need."

"Zupan's Markets has supported the Sunshine Division during times when the only food in our inventory came from their stores or their customers", explains Sunshine Division's Officer Phil Kent. "The community should know that without partners like Zupan's we would not be able to provide families, seniors, and veterans with food assistance in times of crisis - hard times that effect Portlanders year-round, not just at the holidays." Many families receiving support from Sunshine Division's food programs are direct referrals from the Portland Police Bureau and have been pulled from human trafficking situations, reside in at-risk, low-income communities, or have been affected by domestic violence and are living in transitional shelters or hotels. As first responders, the police are the first to answer the call for help and often the first to see when a person or family is in crisis.

"The Sunshine Division is a really important tool for officers to be able to engage families in areas where our presence may only be associated with crime prevention" says Officer Dave Thoman. "The Sunshine Division food boxes and officer referral cards are a way to open communication, so that families feel positively connected to us and reach out to us when they need our help." Thoman is a school resource officer, and accesses Sunshine Division services for families in Portland Public Schools.

In 1923, the Sunshine Division was started on the philosophy that "no one should commit a crime due to hunger". Nonprofits addressing food insecurity, such as Sunshine Division, and community policing programs managed through the Portland Police Bureau, help to positively reverse the effects of poverty on crime making more productive communities.

About Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division
The Sunshine Division offers emergency food assistance six days a week at their warehouse as well as 24/7 through their partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each police precinct that can be dispatched to those in need at any time. In addition to food relief they also offer new and gently used clothing to those in need. For more information, visit www.sunshinedivision.org

About Zupan's Markets
Founded by John Zupan in 1975, Zupan's Markets is a local and family-owned market that has served Portland's food-loving community for 38 years. Zupan's Markets, with four locations, focuses on quality, selling everything from the best meats and wines to the freshest produce, baked goods, gourmet deli products, specialty foods, flowers and more, always emphasizing locally sourced, artisan products when possible. For more information, visit www.zupans.com or stay in touch at www.facebook.com/ZupansMarketsPortland. ###
Shots Fired Inside Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Bar - No Known Injuries - 04/07/14
On Monday April 7, 2014, at 10:40 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to Papa Son's Bar, located at 12525 Southeast Powell Boulevard, on the report of a shooting inside the bar.

Officers arrived in the area were flagged down by a witness who told police that the suspect was last seen running eastbound on Powell Boulevard.

Multiple officers, including a Police K-9 Unit, canvassed the neighborhood looking for the suspect but did not locate anyone matching his description.

The suspect is described as an African American male, wearing a hoody and some kind of mask.

There are no reported injuries and officers are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the shooting. Officers did locate evidence of gunfire inside the bar but it is unclear why the suspect fired a gun or why he was inside the bar.

No additional information is expected to be released this evening.

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Downtown Business Robbed at Knifepoint - Suspect Fled the Area - 04/07/14
This evening, Monday April 9, 2014, at 8:34 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Peterson's on Yamhill, located at 115 Southwest Yamhill Street, on the report that someone robbed the employee at knifepoint.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the employee who told police that the suspect robbed the business while armed with a knife, then ran out the door.

The suspect was described as a white male, 21 to 26 years old, 5'10" to 6'00" tall, medium build, possibly bald, wearing glasses, wearing a black t-shirt, and black pants.

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

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

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Drive-By Shooting Investigation in Northeast Portland's Piedmont Neighborhood - No Reported Injuries - 04/07/14
This evening, Monday April 7, 2014, at 7:31 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to multiple reports of a drive-by shooting in the 200 block of Northeast Lombard Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire and learned that a residence on the South side of the street was hit by gunfire. There were no gunshot victims located at the scene but officers are speaking with several witnesses who were outside when the shots were fired.

At this point in the investigation there is no additional information to share and the Gang Enforcement Team is responding to conduct an investigation.

Northeast Lombard Street is closed both directions to all traffic, from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Mallory Avenue as the investigation develops.

No additional updates are expected this evening.

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UPDATE - Homicide Detectives Investigating the Death of a 44-Year-Old Man (Photo) - 04/07/14
Homicide detectives are continuing to investigate the stabbing death of a 44-year-old man dropped off at Portland Adventist Medical Center on Sunday morning.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner performed an autopsy this morning and determined that 44-year-old Victor "Todd" Howell died of a stab wound.

Detectives served a search warrant early this morning at 14630 Southeast Caruthers Street in connection with this investigation and believe that it is the location of the stabbing.

Detectives have authorized the release of a photo of Todd Howell to assist the public with helping solve this case.

There have been no arrests and there is no suspect information.

Anyone with information about this case, or anyone who lives in the area of 14630 Southeast Caruthers Street with information about the stabbing, is asked to contact Detective Molly Daul at (503) 823-0991, molly.daul@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Rico Beniga at (503) 823-0457, rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov.

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This morning, Sunday April 6, 2014, at 9:11 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Portland Adventist Medical Center on the report that a 44-year-old man arrived by private car, suffering from a stab wound.

Officers arrived at the hospital and learned that the man died after medical staff was unable to save him.

Homicide detectives have been called to the hospital and are in the very early stages of a death investigation.

At this point, it is not known where the stabbing occurred and police are asking that anyone with information call the police non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

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Police Still Seeking Tips on Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-13 Plaid Pantry Armed Robbery (Photo) - 04/07/14
The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in identifying an armed robbery suspect.

On February 21, 2014, at 12:55 a.m., a man armed with a handgun robbed the Plaid Pantry store, located at 6010 Northeast Halsey Street.

The suspect entered the store and browsed the candy section. The suspect selected some candy bars and approached the clerk to pay. After the clerk rang up the candy bars, the suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect reached over the counter and pulled an undisclosed amount of money from the register before running out of the store. The clerk was not injured during the robbery.

The suspect was last seen running southbound on Northeast 60th Avenue. A neighborhood search using a Police K-9 Unit did not locate the suspect.

The suspect is described as an African American male in his 40s, 5'8" tall, and 190 pounds.

Surveillance images of the suspect are being released to aid the public in identifying this suspect to detectives.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

In addition to any Crime Stoppers reward, Plaid Pantry is offering an additional reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction. To be eligible for this additional reward, tipsters cannot remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

Investigator:
Det. Robert Hollins
Robbery Detail
(503) 823-3441
robert.hollins@portlandoregon.gov

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Shots Fired Overnight in Northeast Portland's Vernon Neighborhood - No Reported Injuries - 04/07/14
On Sunday April 6, 2014, at 7:28 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to multiple reports of gunshots heard in the area of Northeast 19th Avenue and Killingsworth Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted a witness who indicated that there was a large fight among some teenagers, next to Alberta Park, and one of the people in the group pointed a handgun into the air and fired some shots. After the shots, the crowd dispersed into the neighborhood.

Officers located evidence of gunfire on Northeast Jarret Street, between 18th and 19th Avenues. Officers also contacted a group of teenagers but they denied being involved in a fight.

No arrests were made and no victims called police.

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Shots Fired Overnight in Southeast Portland's Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood - No Reported Injuries - 04/07/14
On Monday April 7, 2014, at 12:24 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunshots heard in the area of Southeast 129th Avenue and Powell Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted witnesses who described hearing two vehicles driving in the area, with occupants possibly shooting at each other. Officers located evidence of gunfire in the 3600 block of Southeast 130th Avenue and additional evidence at Southeast 122nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard.

Limited vehicle descriptions are that of a smaller car and an SUV. No victims were located or contacted police.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the police non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333.

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UPDATE - Shooting Investigation at Northeast 122nd and Sandy - One Person Injured (Photo) - 04/07/14
22-year-old Patrick Kimmons was the gunshot victim dropped off at Providence Hospital then later transported to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center on Friday night.

Kimmons' injuries were not life-threatening.

After Kimmons was dropped off at Providence, hospital security alerted police about a vehicle containing several occupants that was somehow associated to Kimmons. Officers stopped the vehicle at 55th Avenue and East Burnside and took four people into custody on probation violation warrants:

22-year-old Mascio Walker

25-year-old Marico Camel-Harris

21-year-old Isaiah Hassan

26-year-old Romel Yarborough

All five people, including Kimmons, are known gang associates and were uncooperative with Gang Enforcement Team investigators.

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This evening, Friday April 4, 2014, at 8:01 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at Northeast 122nd Avenue and Sandy Boulevard. As officers were enroute they received additional information that a 9-1-1 call was received from approximately 100th Avenue and Northeast Sandy regarding a shooting but the call disconnected.

Officers arrived in the area of 122nd and Sandy and located evidence of gunfire. A short time later, a 23-year-old male was dropped off at Providence Medical Center with a gunshot wound. The victim was then transported to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center by ambulance. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Preliminary information indicates that the shooting occurred between occupants of two vehicles and is gang-related.

There is no suspect information to share at this time.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting and has not talked to police is asked to call the non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333. All other information is directed to the Gang Enforcement Team at (503) 823-4106.

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GREAT Graduation Scheduled for Tuesday April 8 at Lincoln Park School (Photo) - 04/07/14
On Tuesday April 8, 2014, at 2:15 p.m.,the Portland Police Bureau G.R.E.A.T. Program will be honoring students at Lincoln Park School, located at 13200 Southeast Lincoln Street.

Officers Tracy Ballew, John Shadron and Spencer Sheldon will be celebrating the graduation and honoring the students hard work and achievement in the G.R.E.A.T. Program.

G.R.E.A.T. stands for Gang Resistance Education And Training. The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. With prevention as its primary objective, the program is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership.

Media is invited to attend this special event and is asked to check in with the office before attending the graduation.

To learn more about the G.R.E.A.T. Program, contact Officer Mike Paresa at (503) 823-2186 or Mike.Paresa@PortlandOregon.gov.

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Northeast Fremont Street Bar Robbed at Gunpoint Overnight - 04/06/14
This morning, Sunday April 6, 2014, at 2:15 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Fremont Ridge Inn, located at 5103 Northeast Fremont Street.

Officers arrived and spoke to employees who told police that two men entered the bar, one armed with a handgun, and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspects left the bar and it is not known where they went after exiting.

Several officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspects' descriptions.

The suspects were described as white males, both 5'7" to 5'8" tall, one in a gray hoody, one in a black hoody, one armed with a handgun.

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

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Armed Robbery of Cricket Wireless in Northeast Portland's Madison South Neighborhood - 04/05/14
This afternoon, Saturday April 5, 2014, at 1:08 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Cricket Wireless store, located at 8226 Northeast Fremont Street.

Officers arrived and contacted the employee who told police that he locked the door to take the trash out and when he returned to the front door, the suspect was waiting to go inside.

Once inside, the suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money from the employee. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the store and was last seen walking eastbound on foot.

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

The suspect is described as a white male in his 50s, 5'11" to 6'0" tall, wearing blue sweat shorts and a pink shirt with red sleeves.

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

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East Precinct Hosting Tours for Children and Young Adults with Autism (Photo) - 04/05/14
The Portland Police Bureau's East Precinct is hosting tours of the police facility for children with Autism, in partnership with the Autism Society of Oregon and the Portland Autism Moms group.

The tours began last weekend and will continue for the next several weeks. The tours are an opportunity for young people with Autism to meet police officers in a safe environment and for officers to interact with the youth and share important safety information.

Upcoming dates for tours include:

Saturday April 5

Saturday April 12

Saturday April 19

Saturday April 28

To learn more about the Autism Society of Oregon, please visit http://www.autismsocietyoregon.org

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Driver Intentionally Hits Bicyclist with her Car in Downtown Portland - Arrested for Assault (Photo) - 04/04/14
On Thursday April 3, 2014, at 12:00 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a crash involving a bicyclist and a vehicle at Southwest Broadway and Jackson Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and contacted the bicyclist, 47-year-old Brian Lee Groce of Southwest Portland. Groce was suffering from non-traumatic injuries and told officers that he had been cut off in traffic by a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta (driven by 29-year-old Celine Julia Geday) and he'd ridden up to her and told her that she'd almost hit him and she replied by honking her horn.

Groce explained to police that they were both traveling East on Jackson and stopped at the red light at Broadway and he repeated to her that she'd almost hit him. Groce told police that the light turned green and they both started to cross Broadway when the driver swerved left, knocked him off the bike, then stopped her car.

Based on Groce's account of events, and independent witness statements, Assault detectives were consulted rather than Traffic investigators as the information indicated that the crash was an intentional act.

29-year-old Celine Julia Geday was arrested on a charge of Assault in the Second Degree and booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

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The "Nerdy Bandit" Arrested After Early Morning Search Warrant in Southeast Portland's Richmond Neighborhood (Photo) - 04/04/14
This morning, Friday April 4, 2014, at 5:00 a.m., the Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) served a search warrant at 3576 Southeast Division Street, in connection with a series of late-2013 robberies at clothing stores.

31-year-old Thaddeus Vachel Lindsay-Woods was arrested and charged with Robbery in the First Degree and Robbery in the Second Degree. He was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned on Monday.

This investigation started on October 4, 2013, at approximately 7:55 p.m., when a suspect walked up to the counter at the American Apparel store, located at 3410 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, and presented a demand note implying that he was armed. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect walked out of the store and was last seen walking eastbound on Hawthorne.

A second robbery occurred on October 11, 2013, at approximately 8:34 p.m., and investigators believe the same suspect entered the American Apparel store located at 1234 Southwest Stark Street and presented a demand note to the employee, who ran away from the register. The suspect then fled the store and was last seen running westbound on West Burnside Street. The suspect did not obtain any money in this robbery.

A third robbery occurred on October 13, 2013, at approximately 6:30 p.m., and investigators believe that the same suspect entered the Urban Outfitters store located at 2320 Northwest Westover Road and demanded money from the employee, but this time the suspect was armed with a handgun. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect fled out the back entrance onto Northwest 24th Avenue.

In all three robberies, the suspect entered the store and browsed for clothing for several minutes before committing the robbery.

The suspect was described as a white male, early 20s to early 30s, 5'8" to 6' tall, skinny build, brown hair, "nerdyish" (according to one witness), wearing a hat (different in each robbery), yellow teeth, and black-rimmed glasses.

A forensic sketch of the suspect was released to the public and assisted with the identification of Lindsay-Woods. Additionally, Crime Stoppers of Oregon received numerous tips that assisted with the investigation.

Anyone with additional information about these robberies or Lindsay-Woods is asked to contact Detective William Winters at (503) 823-0466 or william.winters@portlandoregon.gov.

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Calling All Men! Help Stop Violence in Our Community by Volunteering for the New Violence Prevention Program BoyStrength (Photo) - 04/04/14
On December 4, 2013, the Portland City Council approved funding for the Portland Police Bureau to pilot a boy's violence prevention and education program in 2014.

Under the successful model of the WomenStrength and GirlStrength programs, which have a 34 year history of success, the BoyStrength program mission is: fostering awareness, redefining masculinity, and encouraging boys to be leaders in nonviolence.

Contribute to your community by volunteering to teach violence prevention skills. No experience necessary!

Men from all backgrounds, abilities and ages (over 18) are encouraged to apply.

BoyStrength Program instructor applications are being accepted until May 1, 2014, and the training begins on June 7, 2014.

For the Volunteer Information and Application forms, visit http://www.portlandonline.com/police/BoyStrength

For additional information, contact the Strength Programs at the Portland Police Bureau's Family Services Division by calling (503) 823-0239, or emailing WomenStrength.pb@portlandoregon.gov

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UPDATE - Man Claiming to Have a Gun Taken into Custody near Lincoln High School - No Gun Located (Photo) - 04/03/14
Officers who searched the 31-year-old man who was taken into custody earlier this afternoon did not locate a handgun on him but during the search officers did locate an item fashioned to resemble a handgun. A photo of this item has been released.

At this point, the man will not face any charges and will continue to receive medical treatment.

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This afternoon, Thursday April 3, 2014, at 3:43 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southwest 18th Avenue and Salmon Street on the report of a male who appeared to be high on drugs walking in and out of traffic and banging on cars.

Officers arrived and contacted the man, estimated to be in his late-20s or early-30s, and he claimed to have a gun and motioned to his waistband. The man refused to comply with officers commands so, concerned the man was armed with a handgun based on his words and actions, an officer fired a less lethal shotgun at the man. The man did not immediately react then he laid down on the ground and was taken into custody.

Medical personnel responded to the scene and have transported the man to a hospital for a mental health evaluation and for a possible drug overdose.

Officers searched the man but no gun was located.

Lincoln High School was placed in lockdown briefly as a precaution.

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Metro Gang Task Force Investigation Leads to Three Arrests - Seizure of Guns and Narcotics (Photo) - 04/03/14
This morning, Thursday April 3, 2014, at 4:45 a.m., the Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) served a search warrant at a residence in the 9500 block of North Buchanan Avenue in connection with an ongoing investigation being conducted by the Metro Gang Task Force.

Investigators seized two firearms, counterfeit US currency, and quantities of Oxycontin, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, ecstasy, and marijuana.

Three people were arrested on a variety of drug-related charges:

25-year-old Sonny Phosakham

22-year-old Teng Cha

29-year-old Christopher Phomsopha

All three were booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned on Friday.

As this is an ongoing investigation, no additional information can be released at this time.

The Metro Gang Task Force is a multi-agency anti-gang effort that includes representatives from the Portland Police Bureau; the Beaverton Police Department; the Tigard Police Department; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF); the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); the Department of Homeland Security (DHS); the United States Attorney's Office, District of Oregon; and, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office.

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GREAT Graduation Scheduled for Friday April 4 at Margaret Scott School (Photo) - 04/03/14
On Friday April 4, 2014, at 12:05 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau G.R.E.A.T. Program will be honoring students at Margaret Scott School, located at 14700 Northeast Sacramento Street.

Officer Amy Bruner-Dehnert will be celebrating the graduation and honoring the students hard work and achievement in the G.R.E.A.T. Program.

G.R.E.A.T. stands for Gang Resistance Education And Training. The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. With prevention as its primary objective, the program is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership.

Media is invited to attend this special event and is asked to check in with the office before attending the graduation.

To learn more about the G.R.E.A.T. Program, contact Officer Mike Paresa at (503) 823-2186 or Mike.Paresa@PortlandOregon.gov.

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Donate Food for Sunshine Division and Receive Free Skiing - 04/03/14
***This Flash Alert is being sent on behalf of the Portland Police Sunshine Division***

Donate 8 cans of food to ski or ride for FREE during the
26th Annual Ski for Sunshine set for Friday, April 4th, 2014.

(Government Camp, OR --April 2, 2014) - Skiers and snowboarders may ride for free from 9:00am to 4:00pm on Friday, April 4th with the donation of eight cans of food that will benefit the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division.

All riders are encouraged to bring peanut butter, chili, soups, canned meats, fruits and vegetables to fill the Sunshine Division truck that will be parked in the Skibowl West parking lot. A contribution of eight items (per person) will qualify you for a day lift ticket, valid from 9:00am to 4:00pm, a $49.00 value!

"We've done this for 26 years now and are so gratified by the support we receive from our guests, said Kirk Hanna, Owner and Operator of Mt. Hood Skibowl. "Through the years Skibowl guests have donated over 115,000 pounds of food for emergency relief, making a significant difference in the lives of Portland area families and individuals. We are hoping to collect even more this year since the need continues to grow."

Since 1923, the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division has been providing emergency food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need. Whether due to the loss of a job, domestic crime, illness, or victims of fire or disaster, the Sunshine Division has built a 90-year legacy of mobilizing quickly and efficiently to assist distressed Portlanders.
The Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division and Skibowl have partnered since 1988 and in that time, Skibowl has collected more than 115,000 pounds of food, nearly 57 tons, for local people in need.

About Sunshine Division:
The Sunshine Division offers free food assistance six days a week at their N Portland warehouse as well as 24/7 through a partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each police precinct for immediate dispatch. In addition, Sunshine Division provides no-cost, bulk food and food boxes to 15+ local hunger relief non-profits serving Clark, Clackamas, Washington, and Multnomah counties. The Sunshine Division also offers new and gently-used clothing and funds school clothes shopping for low income children through the Izzy's Kid's program that pairs a Portland Police Officer with a child for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience.

About Skibowl:
Mt. Hood Skibowl is the closest ski resort to Portland, less than an hour east on Highway 26 in Government Camp. Open daily, it is America's Largest Night Ski Area. For up to date information, check out www.skibowl.com or call the snow phone, 503-222-BOWL (2695). 87000 E Hwy 26, Government Camp, OR 97028
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Driver Issued Citations for Fatal February Traffic Crash on Southeast Division Street - 04/02/14
38-year-old Jarred Holt has been issued two traffic citations as a result of the investigation into a pedestrian crash on February 14, 2014, at Southeast 84th Avenue and Division Street.

The citations are for Careless Driving Causing Death to a Vulnerable Road User and Careless Driving Causing Serious Injury to a Vulnerable Road User. Holt must appear before a judge on April 21, 2014.

This investigation started on February 14, 2014, at 11:26 a.m., when East Precinct officers responded to Southeast 84th Avenue and Division Street on the report of two pedestrians struck by a vehicle.

Investigators have learned that a 80-year-old Zhi Hu and his wife, 78-year-old Yan Huang, were crossing Southeast Division Street, from North to South in an unmarked crosswalk. A 2014 GMC pick-up truck, driven by Holt, was making a left (eastbound) turn from 84th Avenue onto Division Street when he struck both pedestrians near the center turn lane.

Huang died at the scene and her husband, Hu, was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life threatening injuries.

Holt remained at the scene and cooperated fully with the investigation. Impairment by drugs or alcohol is was not a factor in this crash.

The case was presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, who determined that no criminal charges would be filed against Holt.

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Car Crashes Into Northeast Portland 7-Eleven Store - Injures a Customer - 04/02/14
This afternoon, Wednesday April 2, 2014, at 2:02 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 7-Eleven store located at 4715 Northeast Columbia Boulevard on the report that a car crashed into the store and injured a customer.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the customer, 25-year-old Andres Pasaye-Remigio, who was suffering from minor injuries. He was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment.

The driver, 47-year-old Alake Patterson, was cited for Driving Uninsured and Careless Driving (with a crash). She was not impaired at the time of the crash.

Investigators learned that Patterson accidentally accelerated instead of using her brakes as she pulled into a parking spot and crashed into the store.

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-15 Identity Theft (Photo) - 04/02/14
The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in identifying two identity theft suspects.

On January 1, 2014 at 4:30 a.m., two suspects used a stolen credit card at a Northeast Portland convenience store. Later that day, a residential burglary victim called police to report a burglary in Southwest Portland. One of the items stolen was the victim's credit card.

Surveillance images of the two identity theft suspects are being released to assist the public in identifying the men to police.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call (503)823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

Investigator:
Detective Stephen Gandy
Burglary Detail
(503) 823-0491
stephen.gandy@portlandoregon.gov


Update: Broken photo links fixed.

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GREAT Graduation Scheduled for Thursday April 3 at Harrison Park School - 04/02/14
On Thursday April 3, 2014, at 10:30 a.m., the Portland Police Bureau G.R.E.A.T. Program will be honoring students at Harrison Park School, 2225 Southeast 87th Avenue.

Officers Heather Martley and Dave Thoman will be celebrating the graduation and honoring the students hard work and achievement in the G.R.E.A.T. Program.

G.R.E.A.T. stands for Gang Resistance Education And Training. The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. With prevention as its primary objective, the program is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership.

Media is invited to attend this special event and is asked to check in with the office before attending the graduation.

To learn more about the G.R.E.A.T. Program, contact Officer Mike Paresa at (503) 823-2186 or Mike.Paresa@PortlandOregon.gov.

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Police Bureau Offers Tips to Community Members on Reporting Tax Return Identity Theft - 04/01/14
The Portland Police Bureau is aware of incidents where people have filed their tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) only to find out that someone has used their identity to file a false return.

If you are a victim of this type of crime, you can file a report with the Portland Police Bureau by calling the non-emergency number, (503) 823-3333. Although the Police Bureau cannot investigate these crimes since they are a federal crime, investigators can document the information which can assist federal investigators if a suspect is identified.

Additionally, here are a few links the IRS recommends that provide additional information and steps community members can take to help protect their identity:

Taxpayer Guide to Identity Theft: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Taxpayer-Guide-to-Identity-Theft

Identity Theft Prevention and Victim Assistance: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p4535.pdf

Identity Theft Affidavit (Form 14039): http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f14039.pdf

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GREAT Graduation Scheduled for Wednesday April 2 at Rosa Parks School (Photo) - 04/01/14
On Wednesday April 2, 2014, at 12:30 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau G.R.E.A.T. Program will be honoring students at Rosa Parks School, 8960 North Woolsey Avenue.

Officers Matthew Huspek and David McCarthy will be celebrating the graduation and honoring the students hard work and achievement in the G.R.E.A.T. Program.

G.R.E.A.T. stands for Gang Resistance Education And Training. The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. With prevention as its primary objective, the program is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership.

Media is invited to attend this special event and is asked to check in with the office before attending the graduation.

To learn more about the G.R.E.A.T. Program, contact Officer Mike Paresa at (503) 823-2186 or Mike.Paresa@PortlandOregon.gov.

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Saturday Night Crash on I-5 Injures Two - Damages Police Car and Honda Civic - 03/31/14
On Saturday March 28, 2014, at 11:44 p.m., Officer Tyrone Willard observed a vehicle traveling 71 MPH on northbound I-5 at Corbett Street. Officer Willard attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver didn't pull over to the right shoulder until she was on the approach to the Marquam Bridge.

Officer Willard was seated in his patrol car, about to exit to contact the driver when a tractor trailer, loaded with wood chips, side-swiped the patrol car then swerved into the left lane, striking a Honda Civic that was also traveling northbound. The speeding vehicle that Officer Willard stopped did not sustain any damage.

Officer Willard and the driver of the Honda were both transported to Portland hospitals for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

The police car, a 2010 Ford Crown Victoria, sustained serious damage to the rear and left side of the vehicle. The Honda Civic was heavily damaged by the crash.

The driver originally stopped for speeding was issued a citation.

The truck driver, 33-year-old Richard Collins of Eugene, was given citations for Careless Driving (with a crash) and Failure to Maintain a Safe Distance from an Emergency Vehicle. The truck is owned by Walsh Trucking Company of Troutdale, Oregon.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind drivers to slow down and move over when they see an emergency vehicle on the side of the road.

The Portland Police Bureau released this video in 2012 discussing 811.147 (Failure to Maintain a Safe Distance from an Emergency Vehicle): http://youtu.be/eRx8K6q0Lj0

Officer Willard is a seven-year-veteran of the Portland Police Bureau, assigned to the Traffic Division.

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UPDATE - Major Crash Team Investigating a Single Vehicle Traffic Fatality in North Portland - 03/31/14
The man killed in Sunday's traffic fatality on North Interstate Avenue has been identified as 30-year-old Lamar Jaray Hart.

Investigators determined that Hart was driving a 2007 Ford Five Hundred sedan at a high rate of speed northbound on Interstate Avenue when he lost control and crashed into a power pole.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner is awaiting toxicology reports to determine if drugs and/or alcohol were a factor in the crash.

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This morning, Sunday March 30, 2014, at 2:03 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a single vehicle crash at North Interstate Avenue and Tillamook Street.

Officers and medical personnel responded and located the vehicle crashed into a power pole along the MAX line. The driver and lone occupant, an adult male, was deceased.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner has taken custody of the deceased and will be conducting an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

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

Crews are working to free the vehicle from the power pole and clear up the MAX line before MAX begins service this morning.

No additional information will be available until Monday.

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Shooting Investigation in North Portland's Portsmouth Neighborhood - No Known Gunshot Victims - 03/31/14
On Sunday March 30, 2014, at 10:31 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunshots heard in the area of North Trenton Street and Newark Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire. No victims were located at the scene and witnesses described hearing gunshots then seeing two cars leaving the area. It is not known if the two cars, described as an SUV and a sedan, were related to the call.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland. Anyone with information about gang and/or illegal gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at (503) 823-4106.

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

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Suspects Arrested After Burglary at Southwest Portland Home Listed For Sale (Photo) - 03/29/14
18-year-old Dustin Shannon and 19-year-old Ryan Wilson were booked into the Multnomah County Jail on two counts each of Burglary in the First Degree. They will be arraigned on Monday.

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This afternoon, Saturday March 29, 2014, at 1:07 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a burglary in progress at a home in the 1400 block of Southwest College Street.

The caller reported that the house was for sale and that she (homeowner) had arrived for a showing when she saw two men inside the home. The victim, who was outside the home, saw the two men go out of the house and walk down the street.

Arriving officers located the two suspects and took them into custody, recovering stolen property from them.

Burglary detectives are continuing the investigation and there is no risk to the public.

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UPDATE - Major Crash Team Investigating Bicycle/Vehicle Crash in Northeast Portland's Cully Neighborhood - 03/28/14
Traffic officers are continuing to investigate last night's crash that critically injured a bicycle rider in Northeast Portland.

24-year-old Ryan Egge remains in critical condition but is expected to survive his injuries.

Investigators learned that Egge was riding his bicycle northbound on Cully Boulevard at a high rate of speed when he cut through a convenience store parking lot on the southwest corner of Cully and Killingsworth and continued riding onto westbound Killingsworth, where he struck a 2013 Dodge Dart traveling westbound, driven by 64-year-old Cheryl Sellars.

Egge was not wearing a helmet and suffered a significant head injury.

Sellars was not impaired or speeding and cooperated with investigators.

The investigation is continuing and citations may be issued at a later time.

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This evening, Thursday March 27, 2014, at 7:48 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Northeast Killingsworth Street and Cully Boulevard on the report of a traffic crash involving a bicycle and a vehicle.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the bicycle rider, a male in his 20s, suffering from traumatic injuries. He has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment and his current condition is not known.

The driver of the vehicle has remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

Preliminary information indicates that the bicycle rider was traveling in a northwesterly direction from Cully Boulevard, across Killingsworth, when he struck the side of the westbound vehicle on Killingsworth. The crash occurred West of the intersection.

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

Killingsworth Street is closed in both directions as the investigation continues.

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24-Year-Old Man Arrested for Violent Attack in Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood Bar (Photo) - 03/28/14
On Thursday March 27, 2014, at 11:23 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a fight at B.C.'s Bar and Grill, located at 2443 Southeast Powell Boulevard.

Officers arrived and took the suspect, 24-year-old Jared Glen Christensen, into custody.

The victim, 47-year-old Danny Ray Grall, was suffering from multiple traumatic injuries. He was transported to a Portland hospital where he remains in serious condition.

Christensen was also transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to injuries he suffered while witnesses held him down after breaking up the fight.

Investigators learned that Grall was at the bar celebrating his birthday when Christensen entered the bar and, without provocation, began violently assaulting him, causing significant injuries.

After being released from the hospital, Christensen was arrested for Assault in the First Degree and Assault in the Second Degree and booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Meghan Burkeen at (503) 823-2092 or meghan.burkeen@portlandoregon.gov.

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UPDATE - ARREST: Stabbing in Southeast Portland's Foster-Powell Neighborhood Injures One Man - Suspect in Custody - 03/28/14
51-year-old Nantharath Thilavanh was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Assault in the Second Degree in connection with this stabbing.

The victim, 49-year-old Sergey Evan Feodoroff, continues to recover from non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators learned that the two men, who knew each other, argued over some money which led to the stabbing.

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This evening, Thursday March 27, 2014, at 9:39 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing in the 5100 block of Southeast 76th Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, a male in his 40s or 50s, suffering from stab wounds to the chest. The victim was transported to a Portland hospital with traumatic but not believed to be life-threatening injuries.

The suspect, a male in his 40s, was located in a neighboring apartment and taken into custody without incident.

Officers learned that the two men know each other and were at the Fred Meyer store bottle return area, located at Southeast 82nd Avenue and Foster Road, when they got into a dispute resulting in the stabbing.

Assault Detail detectives will be investigating the incident and there is no risk to the public.

Updates will be provided when they become available on Friday.

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CORRECTION - UPDATE - ARREST: North Precinct Investigating a Robbery at Lloyd Center Macys (Photo) - 03/27/14
Poston was charged with Interfering with a Peace Officer, not "Peach" Officer, as originally released.

The Bureau regrets the typo.

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The man detained by officers in the area of Northeast 7th Avenue and Prescott Street was arrested and charged with several crimes in connection with this incident.

23-year-old Andre Jarae Poston was charged with Robbery in the Third Degree, Assault in the Fourth Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

The other suspect in this case has not been located.

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This evening, Tuesday March 25, 2014, at 8:40 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Lloyd Center Macys store on the report that Loss Prevention Officers were struggling with a shoplifter who dropped a gun during the struggle.

As officers were enroute, additional information was broadcast that the suspect, an African American male, and an associate ran out of the store after the associate grabbed the gun.

A possible vehicle description was given to police and officers assigned to the Gang Enforcement Team spotted the vehicle at Northeast 7th Avenue and Prescott Street. As the officers turned around to stop the car, the driver and passenger jumped out of the car and ran away into the neighborhood.

One person was detained after being located by officers during a neighborhood search.

No additional information is available this evening.

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UPDATE - ARREST: Stabbing Injures Man in Downtown Portland - Suspect in Custody (Photo) - 03/27/14
27-year-old Colby Lee Aplin was arrested and charged with Assault in the Second Degree after he was treated by medical personnel.

The victim, 65-year-old Larry Holm, was treated at a Portland hospital.

Detectives learned that the victim and suspect knew each other and that he suspect began acting irrationally in the car and stabbed Holm without provocation.

Aplin was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned today.

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This evening, Wednesday March 26, 2014, at 9:44 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing at Southwest 9th Avenue and Alder Street.

Officers arrived and contacted the victim, a male in his 60s, suffering from a stab wound to the head. He was transported to a Portland hospital with a traumatic, but not believed to be life-threatening injury.

The suspect was also contacted at the scene, in a vehicle, and taken into custody. The suspect, a male in his 20s, was suffering from an unknown medical issue and was being treated at the scene.

Preliminary information indicates that the stabbing occurred inside a parked car on the street.

There is no risk to the public and updates will be provided on Friday.

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Man Arrested for Theft in Rose City Park Neighborhood After Demanding Money from Plaid Pantry (Photo) - 03/25/14
Today, Tuesday March 25, 2014, at 10:52 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Plaid Pantry store, located at 6220 Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

As officers were enroute, additional information was broadcast that the suspect did not use or imply that he had a weapon, and that he walked westbound on Sandy Boulevard after getting money from the store.

Officers arrived in the area and began to establish a neighborhood perimeter to search for the suspect. Officers located the suspect in the bathroom at the Jack in the Box, located at Northeast 57th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard.

The suspect, 45-year-old Ivan Dyer, was taken into custody without incident.

Officers learned that Dyer entered the Plaid Pantry store and demanded money from the employee but did not use any weapons or make any threats.

Dyer was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Theft in the Third Degree.

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Shots Fired Overnight in Northeast Portland's King Neighborhood - No Reported Injuries - 03/25/14
On Tuesday March 25, 2014, at 12:59 a.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the report of shots fired in the area of Northeast Killingsworth Street and Mallory Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire and damage to a residence in the 5500 block of Northeast Mallory Street.

Officers spoke to witnesses who told police that a suspect fired several shots then ran away southbound on Mallory Avenue.

No useful suspect description is available.

The Gang Enforcement Team took control of the scene and is conducting an investigation.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has pertinent information is asked to call the police non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland. Anyone with information about gang and/or illegal gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at (503) 823-4106.

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

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Police Bureau Implements a New Community Engagement Strategy - 03/25/14
As part of the Portland Police Bureau's continuing focus on community engagement, it has implemented a new strategy to increase positive police and community interactions at selected locations in the City of Portland. These areas, called Neighborhood Involvement Locations (NILoc), will have officers dispatched to them several times a day for short periods of time, usually 10 to 15 minutes. This will provide officers the opportunity to build relationships and interact with the community while providing a visible police presence.

"The goal of this new initiative is to carve out dedicated time for officers to positively engage with community members in areas that are experiencing high volumes of crime and/or livability concerns," said Chief Michael Reese. "Programs similar to this have been successful in other cities, and we are looking at this program to allow for additional contact between police and the community, as well as being a deterrent to crime."

The Police Bureau intends to create non-emergency calls in areas which may benefit from additional positive police presence and emphasize improving the community/police relationship by providing officers dedicated time to work in those areas. By initially focusing on areas with larger volumes of crime, the Police Bureau hopes to leverage research findings which indicated that increased police presence in these areas reduced crime and calls for service. Just as importantly, the results of previous community surveys indicate that increased positive contact between the police and community may increase trust in the police. Studies show it may be possible to reduce crime through police presence and create more positive community/police interactions.

The initial effort created one location in each of the City's three precincts (Central, North and East) as a pilot test to familiarize police and the dispatch systems with the new program. The program has now expanded to 20 other locations that have experienced high levels of crime and/or calls for service by community members over the last three years. This portion of the program will run for approximately five months.

At the end of this period, the Bureau, in cooperation with Portland State University researchers and other nationally recognized experts in evidence-based policing, will examine the results of the program and use that analysis to create an ongoing program aimed at reducing crime and continuing to give officers time to interact with the community while not answering calls for service.

The expanded program now includes 20 locations in 25 different Portland neighborhoods:

Neighborhood - Location:

St. Johns - 6800 block of North Fessenden Street
Kenton - North Denver Avenue & Kilpatrick Street
Humboldt/Boise - North Michigan Avenue and Prescott Street
Woodlawn/King - Northeast MLK Jr. Boulevard & Ainsworth Street
Cully - Northeast 72nd Avenue & Killingsworth Street
Cully - Northeast Cully Boulevard & Killingsworth Street
Lloyd District/Eliot - Northeast Broadway & Victoria Avenue
Hosford-Abernethy/Creston-Kenilworth - Southeast 28th Place & Powell Boulevard
Pearl/Old Town/Chinatown - 800 block of Northwest 6th Avenue
Downtown - Southwest 1st Avenue & Salmon Street
Goose Hollow/Northwest District - West Burnside Street & 22nd Avenue
Downtown - Southwest 5th Avenue & Hall Street
Montavilla - Southeast 82nd Avenue & Washington Street
Hazelwood/Glenfair - East Burnside Street & 148th Avenue
Russell/Parkrose Heights - Northeast 122nd Avenue & San Rafael Street
Hazelwood - 13700 block of Southeast Stark Street
Powellhurst-Gilbert/Mill Park - Southeast 112th Avenue & Division Street
Lents/Foster-Powell - Southeast 82nd Avenue & Raymond Court
Brentwood-Darlington/Lents - Southeast 82nd Avenue & Malden Street
Lents - Southeast 92nd Avenue & Flavel Street

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49-Year-Old Man Arrested Sunday Night After Climbing the Hawthorne Bridge (Photo) - 03/24/14
On Sunday March 23, 2014, at 9:18 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Hawthorne Bridge on the report that a man climbed to the top of one of the bridge towers and that he claimed to be carrying an envelope containing the toxic substance ricin.

Officers arrived in the area and shut down the bridge to all traffic and located the man on a platform on the East tower of the bridge. The man was verbally hostile, visibly intoxicated and refusing to come down.

An officer assigned to the Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT) responded and continued to talk with the man. After approximately 20 minutes, the man agreed to come down on his own and, after climbing down, he was taken into custody without incident. The envelope he claimed was containing ricin was empty and posed no danger.

The man, 49-year-old William Mscichowski, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

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Public's Help Sought Identifying "Jabba the Robber" After Woodstock Neighborhood Bank Robbery (Photo) - 03/24/14
On Monday March 24, 2014, at 10:50 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed bank robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank branch, located at 4515 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted bank employees who told police that the suspect entered the bank, armed with a handgun, and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect walked out of the bank and disappeared into the neighborhood.

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

The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s, 6'2" tall, stocky build, dark eyes, pale skin, wearing all dark clothes.

Two surveillance images of the suspect are being released to aid the public with identification.

Robbery detectives have nicknamed the suspect "Jabba the Robber" due to his size and choice of dark clothing.

Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to contact Detective Brett Hawkinson at (503) 823-1080 or brett.hawkinson@portlandoregon.gov.

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Shooting in Southeast Portland's Mill Park Neighborhood Injures a Teen Girl - 03/24/14
On Sunday March 23, 2014, at 11:23 p.m., East Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the report of a fight and gunshots heard at Southeast 122nd Avenue and Mill Street.

Multiple officers arrived at the scene and located a large group of teens in the street and one gunshot victim, a teen-aged girl. The victim was transported to a Portland hospital with what is believed to be a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

As officers were attempting to locate a crime scene, several fights broke out in the crowd and additional officers were called to restore order in the neighborhood.

Officers located a crime scene and evidence of gunfire on Mill Street, East of 122nd Avenue.

Limited suspect information is an African American male in his late teens or early 20s, 5'11" tall, average build, fired several rounds into the crowd then ran eastbound on Mill Avenue.

Preliminary information indicates that there was a party at the American Legion hall, located at 1830 Southeast 122nd Avenue, and that two groups of people were involved in a verbal dispute outside, resulting in someone firing a gun.

As the shooting appears to be gang-related, the Gang Enforcement Team is at the scene and will be conducting the investigation. Additionally, members of the Crisis Response Team and Youth Gang Outreach are responding to assist with easing tension among the crowd.

Southeast 122nd Avenue, both directions, is closed from approximately Mill Court to Stephens Street to allow officers to process the crime scene.

No additional updates are expected to be released until at least mid-morning on Monday.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has pertinent information is asked to call the police non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland. Anyone with information about gang and/or illegal gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at (503) 823-4106.

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

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East Precinct Officers Investigating Shooting in Southeast Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood - No Known Victims - 03/23/14
This morning, Sunday March 23, 2014, at 10:11 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunshots heard at Southeast 141st Avenue and Stark Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted several witnesses who heard multiple gunshots but did not see anything. Officers canvassing the area located evidence of gunfire on 141st, South of Stark Street.

No gunshot victims have been located at this time.

Based on preliminary information the shooting does not appear to be gang-related.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has pertinent information is asked to call the police non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333.

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32-Year-Old Man Injured in Suspected Gang Shooting Overnight at Southeast 99th and Oak Street - 03/22/14
On Saturday March 22, 2014, at 2:57 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting with one man down.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the 32-year-old male victim lying injured in the street. The victim was not cooperative with police or medical personnel but eventually was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Preliminary information indicates that this was a drive-by shooting.

The Gang Enforcement Team responded to take over the investigation.

It is not known if this shooting is an anyway connected with Friday night's shooting at Southeast 119th Avenue and Oak Street.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has pertinent information is asked to call the police non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland. Anyone with information about gang and/or illegal gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at (503) 823-4106.

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

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UPDATE - Shooting in Southeast Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood - One Person Injured - 03/22/14
The victim in last night's shooting was a 17-year-old male. His injuries were not life-threatening.

Investigators learned that the victim, along with the three people detained by police, were standing on the corner of Southeast 119th Avenue and Oak Street when a vehicle drove up to them and stopped, a passenger got out of the vehicle and fired multiple rounds at the group, then got back into the car, which fled the area.

At this point there is no useful suspect information.

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This evening, Friday March 21, 2014, at 6:52 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast 119th Avenue and Stark Street on the report of a shooting with one person injured.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim at 119th and Stark. The victim, a male in his late teens or early 20s, has been transported to a Portland hospital with what is believed to be a non-life-threatening injury.

Officers canvassing the neighborhood have detained three people possibly connected to the shooting.

A suspected crime scene has been located by officers at Southeast 119th Avenue and Oak Street.

Based on preliminary information, the Gang Enforcement Team has responded and will be conducting an investigation.

Traffic along Southeast Oak Street from 122nd to 118th will be affected as investigators process the crime scene.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has pertinent information is asked to call the police non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland. Anyone with information about gang and/or illegal gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at (503) 823-4106.

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

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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing Southeast Portland Woman - 03/21/14
30-year-old Lyubov Bilyk has been confirmed safe and is no longer considered a missing person.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help in locating 30-year-old Lyubov Bilyk (pronounced "Loo-bov Bill-ick"), who was reported missing by family members, after she failed to return home on March 15, 2014.

Bilyk was last seen at approximately 5:00 a.m. that morning, and may have left her residence in the 2200 block of Southeast Umatilla Street on foot.

Bilyk may be suffering from a medical condition, which may need immediate attention. There is additional concern for Bilyk's welfare, as some of her personal property was found on the ground, nearby her residence, by a passerby, which was then returned to her family. It was the property having been found which prompted notification to police, initiating a missing person report, on March 17, 2014.

Missing Persons Unit detectives and Central Precinct officers, have been working since then to search and canvass the surrounding area, for any possible witnesses or additional evidence.

At this point there is no evidence of any foul play being involved in Bilyk's disappearance.

Bilyk is described as a white female, 30 years old, 5'5", 120 pounds. She has brown hair and green eyes. She has no eyebrows, and sometimes draws them in with makeup. She usually wears large, dark-colored sunglasses. Bilyk is Russian, but speaks English well, with a strong accent. She may have left with a small, rolling carry-on bag.

Anyone who knows of Bilyk's whereabouts is asked to immediately call 9-1-1.

Anyone with additional, non-emergency information about this case is asked to contact Detective Mike Weinstein, at (503) 823-0446 or Mike.Weinstein@portlandoregon.gov.

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Update on Crime Stoppers Featured Case #13-34 "The Short Stack Bandit" (Photo) - 03/21/14
Portland Police Bureau and Gresham Police Department Robbery detectives, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, are asking for the public's help in locating the suspect known as the "Short Stack Bandit."

Detectives have been able to positively identify the "Short Stack Bandit" as 25-year-old Morgan Brice Williams. A Federal Grand Jury has indicted Williams for Bank Robbery and there is currently an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

Williams is believed to be responsible for multiple Portland Metro area bank robberies since October 2013.

Williams is a white or Hispanic male, 5'9" tall, 170 pounds, with short brown hair and hazel eyes.

Anyone seeing Williams should not approach him but should immediately call 9-1-1.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

Investigator:
Det. Brett Hawkinson
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-1080
brett.hawkinson@portlandoregon.gov

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February Hit and Run Victim Dies - Driver May Face Additional Charges (Photo) - 03/21/14
On February 6, 2014, at 12:40 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Southeast 128th Avenue and Division Street on the report that a man in a wheelchair had been struck by a car, which fled the area. The victim was crossing Division in a marked crosswalk at the time of the crash.

Officers arrived in the area and located the victim, 60-year-old Gary Horner, suffering from serious injuries that, at the time, did not appear to be life-threatening.

Officers canvassing the area located the suspect vehicle, a 2001 Chrysler sedan, at Southeast 148th Avenue and Division Street and arrested the driver, 20-year-old Rodney Japheth Benjamin Larry, for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), Reckless Driving and Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit & Run).

Horner was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment but ultimately died on March 12.

Traffic investigators are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the crash. When the investigation is complete, officers will present the case to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for consideration of additional charges as a result of Horner's death.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact Officer Chris Johnson at (503) 823-2213 or chris.johnson@portlandoregon.gov.

This is the 4th traffic-related fatality in 2014, all of which have been pedestrians.

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One Man Injured in Suspected Gang Shooting in Northeast Portland's Woodlawn Neighborhood - 03/20/14
This evening, Thursday March 20, 2014, at 9:37 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to Northeast Portland's Woodlawn Park on the report of gunshots heard in the area.

Several officers arrived in the area but did not locate any victims or evidence of gunfire initially. Other officers responded to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in the event that a gunshot victim was transported by private car.

A vehicle arrived at Legacy Emanuel and showed evidence of gunfire and had one victim inside, a 25-year-old male. The victim was taken into the hospital where he is being treated for what are believed to be non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.

Officers canvassing the Woodlawn Park area located a crime scene near Northeast Oneonta Street and Claremont Avenue, which is near the center of Woodlawn Park.

At this point, there is no suspect information.

The Gang Enforcement Team is taking the lead on the investigation.

The Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland. Anyone with information about gang and/or illegal gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at (503) 823-4106.

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

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Gang Enforcement Team Investigating a Shooting in Southeast Portland - No Injuries - 03/20/14
This evening, Thursday March 20, 2014, at 6:04 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a man brandishing a firearm on Southeast Stark Street at approximately 157th Avenue.

Multiple officers responded to the area and at least one officer saw the suspect drop the handgun and run away into the neighborhood. Officers recovered the firearm and set up a neighborhood perimeter. A witness told police that the suspect fired a shot before dropping the gun and running away.

Several officers, including a Police K-9, searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as an African American male in his 20s wearing all dark clothing.

The Gang Enforcement Team responded to the scene and is taking the lead on the investigation.

No injuries were reported as a result of the shooting.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland. Anyone with information about gang and/or illegal gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at (503) 823-4106.

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

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Fugitive Arrested at Hawthorne Fred Meyer After Running from Police (Photo) - 03/19/14
This afternoon, Wednesday March 19, 2014, at approximately 5:00 p.m., Central Precinct officers attempted to make contact with 25-year-old Brandon Duane Carter at Southeast Hawthorne and Cesar E. Chavez Boulevards. Officers knew Carter to have an outstanding parole violation warrant and had unconfirmed information that he may be armed with a handgun.

Carter ran away from officers and ran into the Hawthorne Fred Meyer store and out of sight of officers.

Multiple officers, including several K-9 Units, responded to the area and worked with Fred Meyer Loss Prevention to secure the store and do some limited evacuations to allow officers to search for Carter.

Carter attempted to flee out a door leading to the upper parking lot but after seeing numerous officers, he ran back into the store where he was captured by other officers awaiting his return. Carter was taken into custody without incident and no firearm was located.

Carter was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a parole violation warrant.

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Vandalism Suspect Arrested by Transit Police Division Officers (Photo) - 03/19/14
On Tuesday March 18, 2014, Transit Police Division officers arrested 53-year-old Darrell Stephen Rivera in connection with a February 2014 vandalism aboard a MAX train in North Portland.

Rivera was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Criminal Mischief in the First Degree.

This investigation began on February 15, 2014, when Transit Police Division (TPD) officers responded to the report of a man who kicked out a window on a MAX train in North Portland.

On March 3, TPD officers released a surveillance image of the suspect, which quickly led to the identification of Rivera as the suspect.

On Monday March 17, a Multnomah County Grand Jury indicted Rivera on one count of Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, which led to his arrest on Tuesday.

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46-Year-Old Man Arrested for Inappropriately Touching Two Teen Girls (Photo) - 03/19/14
On Tuesday March 18, 2014, North Precinct officers arrested 46-year-old Jason Raynard Tomlin in connection with two reports of a man inappropriately touching underage girls.

Tomlin was charged with two counts of Sex Abuse in the First Degree and was booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

This investigation began on January 23, 2014, when a 14-year-old girl reported that a man sat next to her on a TriMet bus and made sexually explicit comments and inappropriately touched her, while the bus was in the area of North Woolsey Avenue and Trenton Street.

A second report was made on February 6, 2014, when a 13-year-old female reported that a man approached her using sexually explicit language and inappropriately touched her in a TriMet bus shelter, located at North Dekum Street and Durham Avenue. The victim was waiting for the bus to go to school.

Surveillance video obtained after the February 6 report was released to the public, which assisted in the identification of Tomlin as the suspect.

The Portland Police Bureau WomenStrength and GirStrength programs provide free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area.

To learn more information about WomenStrength and GirlStrength, call (503) 823-0260 or visit http://www.portlandonline.com/police/womenstrength

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Drunk Driver Arrested After Driving into MAX Tunnel in Southwest Portland (Photo) - 03/19/14
On Wednesday March 19, 2014, at 5:09 a.m., Central Precinct and Transit Police Division officers responded to the TriMet MAX tunnel, West of the Goose Hollow Transit Station, on the report that someone drove a vehicle into the tunnel on the MAX tracks.

Officers arrived and located the vehicle, a 1999 Hyundai four-door, and the driver who was not injured.

The driver, 28-year-old James Edmund Dejarnette, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) and Reckless Driving. He was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned on Thursday.

The vehicle was towed but delayed MAX Red and Blue line service for quite some time.

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