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UPDATE: Suspect Shoots, Kills Dog, Community Asked to Assist - 03/27/20

Updated information is that the dog was actually a German Shepherd puppy, about 2 months old. The caretaker, who is also the dog's owner, is declining interviews at this time.

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A suspect shot and killed a dog as it was being walked by its caretaker, and the Gun Violence Reduction Team is requesting help from the community.

On Friday, March 27, 2020 at 3:38p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to the report of a shooting at North Chautauqua Boulevard and North Willis Boulevard. When officers arrived they found a dog with a possible gunshot wound. There were no other injuries. An officer transported the dog and its caretaker to Dove Lewis Animal Hospital but the dog did not survive.

Officers determined that the suspect or suspects, in a white sedan, pulled up and shot the dog from the vehicle, then drove away. The victim told officers that nothing was said by the suspect or suspects.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) responded and has assumed the investigation. GVRT is looking into the possibility that the suspect or suspects might be related to an incident last Friday, March 20, 2020, when a citizen was shot with a pellet gun. The shooter was reportedly in a white sedan. There were no reported injuries in that case.

GVRT is asking for the community's help to identify a suspect or suspects, or to share surveillance photos or video of the suspect(s). If anyone has that information, please call 503-823-4106 or email GVRT@portlandoregon.gov .


The Gun Violence Reduction Team continues to interdict gun violence citywide.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to GVRT@portlandoregon.gov

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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PPB Central Neighborhood Response Team Officers Arrest Indecent Exposer (Photo) - 03/26/20

On March 9, 2020, at 1:30 p.m., Central Precinct Officers responded to a call of a suspicious male lingering around the road near Robert Gray Middle school.

The caller observed the male walking down a path and noticed he was followed by three young girls. A few moments later the male came running back, got into a vehicle and left. The caller was able to take a photograph of the vehicle, a light blue Toyota Highlander (PHOTO).

During the investigation, the officer learned the male had been waiting in the bushes, on his knees, with his genitals exposed. When the girls passed by, he asked them about taking a picture with his phone. As the young girls screamed he took off on foot.

The girls were identified as two-thirteen year-olds and a twelve year-old. They were contacted by police and were determined to be safe.

Officers from the Central Precinct Neighborhood Response Team continued the investigation and developed a suspect, 20 year-old Hassan Abdullahi.

Abdullahi was arrested on March 26, 2020 and was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on one charge of Public Indecency. (PHOTO)

If anyone has information about this case or any other similar cases, contact Officer Matt Jacobsen at (503) 823-0097 or matthew.jacobsen@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Abdullahi , Highlander 2 , Highlander
PPB Provides More Information about Enforcement of Governor's Orders - 03/26/20

There continues to be questions about how the Portland Police Bureau will enforce the Governor's Executive Orders regarding "Stay home, stay healthy." To provide further clarity, the Police Bureau has created a Question and Answer document which can be found here:
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/80655

"PPB continues to focus on an education-first strategy for the Governor's Executive Orders," said Chief Jami Resch. "Our officers are not stopping people to inquire about where they are going or demanding paperwork proof of employment, as the rumors indicate. Our primary focus is on responding to calls for service and keeping the public safe. We will continue to enforce traffic laws because violation of traffic laws is a public safety priority; fifty-four individuals died in traffic-related incidents in Portland last year. We recognize our immigrant and refugee communities may be experiencing uncertainty or fear during this time and I want to reassure those communities that PPB continues to follow the State law, which prohibits enforcement of federal immigration laws."

PPB also has a dedicated portion of the website for information about COVID-19, which can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/80600 .

Resources, news releases, multimedia productions, and other critical information are posted at that link. PPB is working to get the posted documents translated into multiple languages and will add them as they are available.

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PPB Responds to Governor Brown's State-wide Order to "Stay at Home" During Pandemic

Governor Brown's new State-wide stay at home order leads to questions about how the order will be enforced. The Portland Police Bureau will follow an education-first approach. To view the order and other issued orders, visit:
https://www.oregon.gov/gov/admin/Pages/executive-orders.aspx

PPB recognizes we have an important role in helping to educate the public, especially those who may not be aware of the order, especially about the importance of compliance. PPB's response strategy is as follows:

* Officers will attempt to educate violators of the order first, from a distance, in accordance with the six-foot social distancing guidelines. Every effort will be made to gain voluntary compliance with the Governor's order and provide a warning,

* If community members do not adhere to the officer's direction, they are subject to criminal citation for Interfering with a Police Officer-ORS 162.247 and Penalties for violation of the executive order-ORS 401.990, which are misdemeanor crimes. Criminal citation is a last resort measure and the public is highly encouraged to be aware of the order and voluntarily comply,

* If businesses are not in compliance, they will also be provided a warning and opportunity to get in compliance,

* Officers will write a report and those will be sent to any appropriate licensing agency, such as the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

It is imperative for community members to refrain from calling 9-1-1 and overloading the emergency system with non-emergency calls for service. Police Officers and other first responders are needed to respond to emergency life-safety calls as a priority.

If there is an identified safety issue related to the Governor's order, the non-emergency dispatch line at (503) 823-3333 can be utilized to report order compliance. These calls will be triaged to determine if police response is appropriate. A lot of factors go into the triage of calls, including what other calls are occurring City-wide and how many available police units there are. If resources and call load permit, PPB Officers will respond.

Portland Police Bureau Officers continue to respond to all calls for service in-person when there is a life safety issue or other identified need and by phone for all other calls. This is part of the on-going efforts to reduce exposure to the COVID-19 virus for the officers and the public.

For the most current information about PPB's response, access to resources, and public messages, visit the Bureau's dedicated web page here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/covid19

"We are in a critical time in our collective fight to mitigate the dangerous risk this virus poses to our community," said Chief Jami Resch. "Ideally, everyone would be aware of the order and voluntarily comply. We will take an educate-first approach and use criminal citations as a very last resort. Portlanders are known for their care, cooperation, and compassion and I am confident in our unified efforts to reduce the risk to our most vulnerable while leaving our first responders available for the urgent calls with life safety implications."

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DV Awareness
PPB Continues to Monitor Data During Pandemic; Domestic Violence Arrests are Up (Photo) - 03/25/20

The Portland Police Bureau continues to identify data for certain crimes in an effort to provide education, increase internal and external awareness, and prioritize community safety during the pandemic. Due to delays in report processing, as well as complications with the variety of different call codes domestic violence crimes can be reported as, PPB determined the most accurate current means of assessing domestic violence impacts was by analyzing arrest data.

From March 12 through March 23, 2020, 38 domestic violence arrests were made compared to 30 arrests for the same time period in 2019. This is a 27% year over year increase. (Note: recent arrest data numbers may increase if there are other arrest reports identified that may not have been processed yet).

From February 29 through Mach 11, 2020 (the same number of days in comparison, but prior to the City of Portland's Emergency Declaration) there were 34 arrests. This indicates a 12% arrest increase post-Portland emergency declaration.

"It is important for us to continue to monitor data, especially as it relates to those who are most vulnerable in our community during this pandemic," said Chief Jami Resch. "This data is an indication that our officers are making more arrests for domestic violence charges than previously, which indicates we are doing our part to arrest perpetrators of violence to increase victim safety. Ideally, we want to connect victims to services prior to violence occurring and there are a number of community agencies with resources available. Please, help us get the word out about support services so we can help those whose safety is at risk."

During this public health crisis, PPB created a domestic violence resource flyer that is being shared on its social media sites. We ask community members to continue to share it: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/757155

One for Spanish speakers is at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/757595
PPB has additional information and resources related to domestic violence on its website at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/80653

In addition to domestic violence, calls involving suicide attempts or suicide threats are up 41% from 2019 and up 23% from ten days prior to the state of emergency. PPB urges anyone who needs help to call:
* The Multnomah County Mental Health Crisis Intervention Line at 503-988-4888
* Lines for Life at 800-273-8255
* 24 hour crisis line through Unica: Proyecto Unica 503-232-4448

The Police Bureau has created a special COVID-19 portal on its website where it is publishing all its news releases, podcasts, videos and public safety resources. Please visit it at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/80600

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Attached Media Files: DV Awareness
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Carjacking Suspect Arrested After Pursuit (Photo) - 03/25/20

On Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 12:16 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast 135th Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard on a report of a carjacking.

Officers learned that a male suspect confronted a female victim which resulted in her vehicle being stolen.

Officers searched the area and were unable to locate the vehicle.

At 11:05 p.m., East Precinct officers located the suspect vehicle in the area of Southeast 136th Avenue and Southeast Holgate Boulevard. Officers initiated a traffic pursuit after the vehicle failed to yield.

Officers coordinated to successfully spike the vehicle's tires. The vehicle ultimately came to a stop near the intersection of Southeast 101st Avenue and Southeast Division Street. Three occupants were detained at the scene.

The driver and carjacking suspect was identified as 20 year-old Jaquin Eliud Rubio. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Robbery in the Second Degree, Robbery in the Third Degree, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Harassment, two counts of Attempt to Elude By Vehicle, and two counts of Reckless Driving.

This case remains under investigation.

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Attached Media Files: rubio
Sex Offenders Must Still Register; New Procedure by Phone - 03/24/20

During this evolving public health crisis, the Portland Police Bureau, in conjunction with the Oregon State Police Sex Offender Registration Section, has implemented new procedures for sex offenders to register by phone.

Effective immediately, all sex offender reporting for registration will be taken by phone. There will be no in-person registrations until further notice to ensure the health and safety of registrants and public safety officials.

Those registrants living in Portland should call Officer Lara Maul at 503-545-3559, Monday-Thursday from 7am -- 5pm.

If registrants are unable to register with PPB, they can call the Oregon State Police Patrol Office nearest them on the timelines already established in law. For more information, visit: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/757479

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PPB Gun Violence Reduction Team Arrests Two and Seizes a Firearm (Photo) - 03/23/20

On February 3, 2020 members of the Portland Police Bureau's Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) responded to the intersection of Northeast Cully Boulevard and Northeast Killingsworth Street to investigate a shooting. There were no injuries. Several occupied structures were struck by gunfire. GVRT officers described the incident as, "A conflict between two groups that involved multiple shooters."

Through continued investigation the identification of the shooters was determined.

On March 2, 2020, 21 year-old Said Salah (PHOTO) was located and arrested by GVRT. Salah was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Menacing, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, and two counts of Attempt Murder.

On March 19, 2020 GVRT's investigation continued to develop and the location of the second shooter was learned. Police Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) affected the safe custody of the suspect and secured the residence for a search warrant. Investigators recovered key pieces of evidence in the investigation including a semiautomatic firearm (PHOTO).

A Male juvenile was lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Center on charges of Attempt Murder, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Menacing, and Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public.

As of March 23, 2020 there have been 113 incidents of Gun Violence within the City of Portland.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team continues to interdict gun violence citywide.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to GVRT@portlandoregon.gov

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Attached Media Files: Firearm , Salah
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Respirator Masks Intended For Donation Recovered After Theft (Photo) - 03/22/20

Thousands of stolen respirator masks are now on their way to hospital supplies after a multi-agency theft investigation.

On Friday, March 6, 2020, a North Precinct officer responded to The Rebuilding Center at 3625 North Mississippi Avenue on a theft report involving 20-25 cases of N95 respirator masks. Each case had 400 masks in it and the total loss was close to $2,500. At the time, there was no suspect information.

On March 7, 2020, the victim found someone selling what she believed to be the stolen masks on online classified listings platform CraigsList. She set up a meeting in Beaverton and contacted the Beaverton Police Department, who arrived and arrested the suspect, Vladislav V. Drozdek, 42, of Beaverton (photo). He was booked into the Washington County Jail on a charge of Theft in the First Degree (by receiving).

About 6 cases of the masks were recovered, but the rest were still outstanding.

Some follow-up investigation was done by both agencies and, on Saturday, March 21, 2020, PPB was able to locate at least 7 more boxes that were stored inside a house in the 13900 block of Northeast Sacramento Street. The officer recovered the boxes (see photos) and returned them to the victim. The victim immediately donated the masks to local hospitals to help them while they're dealing with the Coronavirus.

Further arrests and charges are possible.


"This was a good example of interagency teamwork and cooperation, along with some helpful detective work by the victim," said Assistant Chief of Operations Mike Frome. "This is even more significant during a time when these medical supplies are in such short supply."

The victim is willing to speak to local media. Interested press can contact ppbpio@portlandoregon.gov for information. The Beaverton Police Officer who made the arrest is also available. Press should reach out to the BPD PIO, Officer Matt Henderson mhenderson@beavertonoregon.gov , to arrange interviews.

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UPDATE: Shooting Investigation Results in Arrests For Attempted Murder (Photo) - 03/21/20

GVRT's investigation into Friday morning's shooting in the Eliot Neighborhood has resulted in two arrests for Attempted Murder and other charges.

Detectives' investigation determined that Gerald D. Randle, Jr., 36, and Earnest J. Dampier, 35, got into an argument in the hallway of an apartment building. Both produced firearms and shot at each other in close proximity. Dampier was wearing a hat that was shot off. He suffered a wound to his head and another wound to his right leg. He was able to walk to a hospital for treatment. Randle also had a head injury (unknown if caused by gunfire) and was transported by private vehicle to a nearby hospital. Both left the scene before officers arrived. An earlier report that a patient was transported by ambulance was incorrect. Both Randle and Dampier were treated and released to detectives' custody.

Investigators determined that bullets struck common walls between the hallway and some apartments, but no injuries were reported in those units.

Randle and Dampier (photos) were booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on separate charges of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Assault in the Second Degree, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.


The Gun Violence Reduction Team is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to GVRT@portlandoregon.gov .

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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On Friday, March 20, 2020 at 4:21 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 3300 block of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on reports of shots fired in the area. When officers arrived they located a male with a gunshot wound. The male was transported to an area hospital by ambulance. His medical status is unknown at this time.

Officers have secured the crime scene and the Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) is responding to assist in the investigation. There are no road closures at this time.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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COVID-19 Press Call title page
PPB Releases Special Edition Podcast on COVID-19 Response (Photo) - 03/21/20

The Portland Police Bureau is releasing a new special edition Talking Beat podcast featuring Chief Jami Resch discussing PPB's COVID-19 response. On Friday, March 20, 2020, the chief participated in a teleconference with local media and answered several questions. The podcast is available here:

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/757301

The Police Bureau continues to add podcasts monthly and episodes can be downloaded from all the popular podcast directories. The Bureau has released podcasts regarding the new homeless liaison, Gun Violence Reduction Team, driving under the influence of intoxicants, domestic violence, the Sexual Assault Unit, demonstrations, hiring and recruiting, traffic, the Behavioral Health Unit, the Sunshine Division, and interviews with the Precinct Commanders.

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Attached Media Files: COVID-19 Press Call title page
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Shooting Leaves One Victim With Non-Life Threatening Injury (Photo) - 03/20/20

A victim is being treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound after a shooting in the Montavilla Neighborhood.

On Friday, March 20, 2020 at 9:11p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of shots being heard in the 8700 block of Northeast Hassalo Street. When officers arrived they located evidence of a shooting, but there were no victims or suspects. Officers did locate two occupied homes and one car struck by gunfire, but no one inside was injured.

A short time later, an adult male arrived at a hospital by private vehicle with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to an arm.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) responded to assume the investigation. Northeast Hassalo Street between Northeast 87th Avenue and Northeast 90th Avenue was closed during the investigation.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to GVRT@portlandoregon.gov .

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Attached Media Files: Shooting scene , Shooting scene
Sunshine Division Remains Open And Ready To Serve During Covid-19 Crisis, But They Need Your Help - 03/20/20

***This News Release is Being Sent on Behalf of the Portland Police Sunshine Division****


MEDIA CONTACT: Executive Director Kyle Camberg
503.577.6852
kyle@sunshinedivision.org

Sunshine Division is experiencing a historically high demand in the number of individuals and families seeking help through their emergency food boxes. The need continues to grow daily.

In keeping with social distancing protocol, both of their food pantry locations at North Thompson and Southeast Stark are serving emergency food boxes outside their doors so that those in need do not need to come inside or be in close contact with their staff. It is an easy and safe process for anyone needing to access food.

With the reality of COVID-19 wreaking havoc on the most vulnerable among us, many are in need of hope and basic necessities such as food. Donating is essential for their ability to respond.

"Sunshine needs the community's financial support," said Executive Director, Kyle Camberg. "Because of the suspension of all volunteer activity (due to the virus) and the run on grocery stores, as well as the closure of many businesses, our supply chain of food is greatly disrupted. We are facing two very unique and critical challenges. Those two realities, coupled with the record demand we are seeing, means that financial support is needed now more than ever so that we can continue to respond."

For anyone who is able to help meet this growing need by supporting Sunshine Division's crisis response efforts, please text "SUPPORTSUNSHINE" to 44-321, or visit this link to give today: https://secure.givelively.org/donate/sunshine-division-portland-police-dept

If you or someone you know is home-bound, medically fragile, and/or unable to leave their home, due to the Coronavirus, Portland Police Precincts maintain a small supply of emergency boxes at each of their facilities that are available to be dispatched and delivered (typically within 24 hours) by an officer or Public Safety Support Specialist directly to someone's home. Anyone unable to access Sunshine Division facilities directly can call the Portland Police non-emergency line at 503.823.3333 to request a food box delivery by an officer. Delivery arrival time is subject to call-load and time of call.

Please do not call 911 for a food box.



ABOUT SUNSHINE DIVISION

Sunshine Division has existed for nearly 100 years to offer emergency food during times of crisis, like what we are facing now. They are a nonprofit emergency food and clothing relief organization in unique partnership with the Portland Police Bureau. They operate year-round to provide temporary relief not only to Portland individuals and families who lack essential food and clothing, but also to more than 70 food-relief agencies in five counties. Thanks to generous donations of food and finances from both individuals and corporations, the 97-year-old charity receives, manages, and distributes food to nearly 67,000 households every year. Through their two food pantries, two school-based programs that provide free food for children experiencing homelessness, multiple food box programs throughout the year, and with the assistance of Portland Police Officers who distribute food emergency boxes year round and participate in the Izzy's Kid's "shop with a cop" program for nearly 500 low-income children throughout the year, they served more than 200,000 families and individuals last year.

For information about obtaining temporary food relief, and/or donating to support Sunshine Division's efforts, please visit their website at https://sunshinedivision.org/

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UPDATE: Suspect Arrested After Stealing and Crashing TriMet LIFT Paratransit Bus - Suspect Identified (Photo) - 03/19/20

The suspect in this case has been identified as 31 year-old Marco Antonio Martinez-Menchaca. He has been booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Attempted Elude by Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Failure to Perform Duties of a Driver (hit and run), and Interfering with Public Transportation.

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On Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 10:24 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast 102nd Avenue and Northeast Halsey Street on a report that a TriMet LIFT paratransit bus had been stolen. There were no passengers on the bus.

Officers located the bus and attempted to stop it. The driver eluded from officers in a reckless manner. Officers did not pursue. The bus ultimately crashed into another vehicle in the intersection of Southeast 122nd Avenue and Southeast Division Street. Officers arrived on scene and the suspect was taken into custody.

AMR responded to the scene. The suspect was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.

The intersection of Southeast 122nd Avenue and Southeast Division Street was temporarily closed in all directions.

The identity of the suspect will be released after they are booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

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Attached Media Files: bus , marco
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PPB Central Precinct Neighborhood Response Team Make an Arrest from a Cold Burglary Case (Photo) - 03/19/20

On Thursday March 12, 2020 at about 9:00 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a cold burglary in the 3300 Block of Southeast Ankeny Street.

Officers learned Thousands of dollars' worth of tools were stolen during the burglary. Central officers started their investigation and discovered the stolen tools were listed on a website for sale.

Central Precinct's Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) and Central Precinct officers coordinated and were able to set up a buy for the stolen tools.

On Wednesday March 18, 2020 at about 12:00 a.m., NRT and Central Precinct officers met the suspect, later identified as 38 year-old Eric Lamberton (PHOTO) at Southeast 52nd Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard. The officers were able to identify the tools located in Lamberton's van as the stolen tools. (PHOTO) Lamberton was taken into custody.

While at the scene officers learned Lamberton was late to the 12:00 a.m. meet with the officers due to him burglarizing another home prior to the meeting. The van Lamberton was driving had the stolen tools, and items belonging to the other burglary victims.

Lamberton was booked into Multnomah County Detention Center on multiple warrants from Clark, Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington County. Evidence recovered from the incident will result in additional charges.

Community members are encouraged to:
* Report suspicious activity happening in your neighborhood to the police by calling 9-1-1.
* Report all incidents of theft by calling the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333 or by reporting online by visiting http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/cor

The Portland Police Bureau also publishes open data on crimes, including Burglary. This information can be found at this link: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/71978 The information can be searched by neighborhood.

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Attached Media Files: Van , Van , Van , Lamberton
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PPB Gun Violence Reduction Team Seizes One Gun During Traffic Stop (Photo) - 03/18/20

On Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at about 11:30 p.m., members of Portland Police Bureau Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) were proactively patrolling the area of Southeast 136th Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard due to a recent shooting that occurred on March 4th.

GVRT officers observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and a traffic stop was initiated.

19 year-old Julian Heredia (PHOTO) was escorted from the vehicle and a loaded 9mm hand gun (PHOTO) was found on his person.

Heredia was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of possession of a Loaded Firearm and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team continues to interdict gun violence citywide.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to GVRT@portlandoregon.gov

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Attached Media Files: Heredia Firearm , Heredia
PPB's East and North Precincts Closed to the Public Until Further Notice - 03/17/20

Effective today, March 17, 2020, PPB's East and North Precincts are closed to the public. Central Precinct will remain open and staffed twenty-four hours a day. This is another effort to prevent the COVID-19 virus from spreading in Portland.

Portland Police Bureau Officers continue to respond to calls in person for emergency matters and take calls by phone when appropriate. For non-emergency calls, PPB is encouraging community members to use other forms of reporting, such as online and telephone reporting.

PPB officers are still serving the community. We are responding in person and over the phone. Here is a video highlighting our current response:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHJAl9ifq7A&feature=youtu.be

From February 11 through March 11, 2020:
* PPB has reviewed 2,331 online reports.

*PPB members with the Operational Support Unit have talked to 319 community members over the phone.

*Patrol Officers handled 30,349 calls for service, some by phone and some in-person.
If there is a life safety issue or crime in progress, contact 9-1-1.

For more information about what can be reported online and how to do so, visit this link: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/cor/

Members of the public can also make non-emergency reports through dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

"The life safety of our community members and our staff remains our highest priority," said Chief Jami Resch. "We are gathering information and adapting our response protocol in a flexible and thoughtful manner in order to best meet the public safety needs of our community. Our members continue to respond to emergency calls for service effectively and we appreciate those in the community who have filed reports online or by phone. Our collective efforts are strengthening our community's resilience during this critical time."

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PPB Investigates Fatal Crash on Barbur Boulevard (Photo) - 03/17/20

On March 17, 2020 at about 12:40 a.m. Central Percent officers were dispatched to a single car crash in the area of Southwest Barbur Boulevard and Southwest Parkhill Drive.

When officers arrived they were contacted by the driver of the vehicle, later identified as Ivan Cam. Cam reported to officers he hit a pedestrian and he thought the pedestrian was deceased. Officers located a pedestrian laying in the middle of the road, the struck pedestrian was deceased.

The Portland Police Bureau's Major Crash Team (MCT) responded to the area and a traffic crash investigation took place. The driver stayed at the location and cooperated with the investigation.

30 year-old Ivan Cam (PHOTO) was arrested and booked into Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Reckless Driving, and Manslaughter II.
The name of the deceased will be released after next of kin has been notified.

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

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

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

If anyone has any information related to this crash please contact non-emergency dispatch at 503-823-3333

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Three Guns Seized After Neighborhood Disturbance (Photo) - 03/16/20

On Sunday, March 15, 2020 at about 11:00 p.m. Portland Police officers assigned to East Percent responded to the report of disturbance between neighbors involving a gun in the Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood.

As officers were still enroute, they received information the suspect was thought to have a 12 gauge shot gun. Once at the location officers made a plan, made contact with the suspect, and took him into custody. As officers were investigating it was learned the dispute was over a parking space.

52-year old Jimmie Webb (PHOTO) was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Menacing, Unlawful use of a Weapon, and Felon in possession of a Weapon.

PPB's Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) responded to the location and obtained a search warrant for the suspect's house. GVRT seized three firearms (PHOTO) from the house.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to GVRT@portlandoregon.gov .

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Attached Media Files: Firearms , Webb
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Two Juveniles Facing Gun Charges, Pistol Seized (Photo) - 03/15/20

A handgun was seized and two juveniles were taken into custody after an investigation by the Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT).

On Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 5:46p.m., GVRT officers were conducting focused patrol in the area of Holladay Park, which has been the site of recent gun violence. The officer stopped a vehicle containing four young people, including two the officers knew. Both had been convicted of previous firearm related offenses, including a shooting last year, and were still under supervision.

During the stop, officers located a loaded Ruger 9mm handgun (photo) in the vehicle. The gun was seized as evidence.

Both known suspects, a 16-year-old male and a 17-year-old male, were transported to Juvenile Detention on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. All four were referred to youth-focused resources aimed at preventing gun violence.

Juvenile suspects' identities are not subject to public release.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to GVRT@portlandoregon.gov .

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Attached Media Files: Gun photo
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Carjacking Results in Arrest of Suspect, Robbery Charges (Photo) - 03/15/20

A suspect is facing robbery charges after a carjacking in the Glenfair neighborhood.

On Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 7:34p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of an armed robbery in the 15800 block of Southeast Stark Street. Two victims told officers that they were religious missionaries and were parked in their 2019 Toyota RAV4 when a suspect approached and demanded their vehicle. When they refused, the suspect implied he had a weapon, prompting them to get out. The suspect stole the vehicle. No one was injured.

An initial search by officers for the suspect was not successful.

About three hours later, officers located the stolen vehicle, with two people inside, near Southeast Stark Street and Southeast 88th Avenue. They detained the driver and passenger. No firearm was recovered.

The driver, Harold A. Davis, Jr., 41 (photo), was identified as the robbery suspect and booked at the Multnomah County Detention Center an outstanding warrant. After some follow-up by Robbery Detail Detectives this morning, he now faces additional charges of Robbery in the Second Degree and Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle.

This investigation is on-going, and anyone with information is encouraged to call Robbery Detective Brett Hawkinson at 503-823-1080 or email at brett.hawkinson@portlandoregon.gov .

MEDIA: The victims do not want to be interviewed regarding their experience.

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Attached Media Files: Harold A. Davis Jr.
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Assistant Chief Ryan Lee Named as Finalist For Boise Police Chief (Photo) - 03/14/20

The city of Boise, Idaho has confirmed that Portland Police Assistant Chief Ryan Lee is one of four finalists for its open police chief position.

"Assistant Chief Lee's consideration as a finalist for the Boise Police Department's chief position is an exciting prospect for him and a further example of the quality of character and professional depth members of the Portland Police Bureau embody," said Chief Jami Resch. "I wish him well in the process and am confident in his abilities to remain committed to our goals in his capacity as Assistant Chief of Services with PPB."

Assistant Chief Lee is not commenting at this time to protect the integrity of the hiring process.

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Attached Media Files: Assistant Chief Ryan Lee
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Gun Violence Reduction Team Seizes Guns, Drugs, and Stops DUII (Photo) - 03/14/20

Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) officers seized three guns during proactive patrols this week, and one of those arrested also faces charges for impaired driving.

On Friday, March 13, 2020 at about 6:15p.m., members of GVRT were proactively patrolling the St. John's neighborhood due to a recent shooting that occurred in January.

GVRT officers encountered a motorist stopped on the side of the road at North Oberlin Street and North Macrum Avenue. The officers ran the license plate and learned the motorist, Trevor S. Smallwood, 32, was a suspect in a recent theft of a rifle and a convicted felon. During the contact, officers saw a .22 caliber ammunition casing in the vehicle. Officers searched Smallwood's vehicle and found a .22 Ruger MK III semi auto handgun, loaded magazine, and a box of .22 ammunition (photo "Smallwood gun 2085906"). Officers also found Smallwood in possession of 6.87 grams of methamphetamine. The stolen rifle incident is still being investigated.

Smallwood (photo) was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm in the City, and Possession of a Controlled Substance -- Methamphetamine.


On Thursday, March 12, 2020 at about 7:30 p.m., GVRT officers were proactively patrolling the area of Northeast 121st Avenue and Northeast Sandy Boulevard due to a recent shooting in the neighborhood.

GVRT officers saw a vehicle that was driving erratically and traveling at a high rate of speed, estimated to be approximately 70 miles per hour. The officers attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, identified as Roosevelt L. Baker, 40, tried to elude police but crashed into a nearby building. No one was injured. Baker then tried to elude on foot. After a brief foot pursuit he was taken into custody. In the vehicle Baker had been driving, officers found a loaded Ruger .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol (photo "Baker gun 2085381"). He was also determined to be impaired by alcohol.

Baker, (photo), was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants - Alcohol, Reckless Driving, Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle, Attempt to Elude on Foot, and a Parole Violation Detainer.


On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at 1:30 a.m., GVRT officers stopped a vehicle on Southeast 104th Avenue and Southeast Harold Street that was a suspect in a recent shooting and attempting the elude case. The vehicle attempted to elude again, but was located by an assisting Clackamas County Sheriff's deputy near Southeast 77th Avenue and Southeast Harney Street. Officers seized a Smith and Wesson .357 caliber revolver (photo "Gun 2083235"). The occupants of the vehicle were interviewed.

GVRT is still investigating the shooting, attempt to elude, and gun possession and charges are expected.


The Gun Violence Reduction Team is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to GVRT@portlandoregon.gov

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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UPDATE: PPB Officers Still Responding To Calls For Service When Necessary (Photo) - 03/13/20

This is an attempt to clarify our previous release, which was misunderstood by some members of our community. Many of the calls that PPB officers respond to will still get a police response because, by their nature, they cannot be taken over the phone or online. Most disturbances, thefts in progress, burglaries, welfare checks, injury vehicle crashes, and many other calls will still be dispatched. Detectives will continue to investigate crimes.

The intent of Chief Resch's direction is for officers and supervisors to look for opportunities to contact members of the community by phone. If there is a question about whether a certain call should initiate an in-person police response, those questions will be directed to supervisors.

Additionally, we want the community to understand our new operating circumstances, and to recognize that online reporting is sometimes an option. All online reports are reviewed by a sworn officer, and we encourage victims to make them. If someone calls the police, they may get a phone call from an Officer or Public Safety Support Specialist in response. If circumstances develop that would require officers, then they will respond.

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In our ongoing efforts to perform our essential functions to protect and serve the public, the Portland Police Bureau is taking several proactive measures to keep its members and the community safe.

Our number one goal and priority is to respond as quickly as possible to life-threatening emergencies. We are currently taking all calls for service, yet we are encouraging other forms of reporting to follow social distancing guidelines. PPB members will continue to respond in-person to calls where there is a life safety issue or if it is a call that cannot be taken online or by phone due to the nature of the call. Criminal investigations will continue.

Given the current situation with the COVID-19 virus and the recommendations from the CDC, we are taking the following steps:

* PPB has recently expanded online reporting guidelines so more community members can file a police report online rather than in-person. This process is easy and crime victims get their reports quicker. It also frees officers up to focus on emergency calls for service.
* When possible, and there is not a life-safety issue, PPB officers will be taking reports over the telephone. This will reduce the possible transmission of the virus to its members or to the public from Bureau members, as carriers may not even know they have the virus and are inadvertently transmitting it.
* Temporarily suspending our presence at community engagement events.
* Planning for various possibilities, such as if our staffing is significantly impacted by sick members. We are coordinating with our local partners in a collaborative manner to improve our abilities to protect and serve the public.
* Increasing the cleaning schedule of our work spaces to protect our members and the public.

We are asking for the public's help by:
* Encouraging all victims who can file a crime report online to do so. For more information about what can be reported online and how to do so, visit this link: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/cor/
* The public can also use the non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333.
* Expect Officers or Public Safety Support Specialists (PS3s) to make contact by phone.
* Stay informed by knowing where to find information. (See important links below).

"Portland Police Bureau members are working collaboratively with our partners to prepare for and mitigate the spread of COVID-19," said Chief Jami Resch. "We value our face-to-face interactions with the public, but recognize the need to do our part to protect the public and our members. We will continue to keep the public informed with relevant information and we appreciate the public's understanding of our need to limit face-to-face contacts for the benefit of all. We are committed to taking appropriate actions that protect the safety and the health of our members and the community."

A video from Chief Resch can be found here: https://youtu.be/NbMh19omh_8

The Multnomah County has posted a webpage addressing COVID-19 concerns, best practices, and other pertinent information at the following link:
https://multco.us/novel-coronavirus-covid-19

The Oregon Heath Authority has also posted valuable information at the following link:
https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/DISEASESCONDITIONS/DISEASESAZ/Pages/emerging-respiratory-infections.aspx

211info is taking calls from the public with questions re: COVID-19. Individuals can call 211 for information. This is not a medical resource, but a good place to get information.

The Portland Police Bureau will continue to release information related to PPB's response as the situation needs change. To get the most updated information, sign up for our press releases at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/flashsignup.html and follow us on Twitter @PortlandPolice


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PPB East Precinct Officers Rescue Baby in the Lents Neighborhood - 03/12/20

PPB East Precinct Officers Rescue Baby in the Lents Neighborhood

On March 11, 2020 at about 9:20 p.m. East Precinct Officers responded to a 911 call to a Portland residence. Due to a language barrier the only information the officers had was someone screaming for help.

When the officers arrived to the home they quickly assessed the situation and saw a baby was blue in the face and unresponsive.

The officers quickly started applying their First Aid and CPR training. Officers gave back blows to the baby and performed mouth sweeps. The officers continued to perform emergency first aid and were able to clear the rice from the baby's airway causing the obstruction. The baby began breathing again.

The baby was transported to a nearby hospital and is doing well.

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PPB Releases Investigative Findings Related to Auditor's Report - 03/11/20

The Portland Police Bureau is releasing Internal Affairs findings and documents related to the recent Auditor's Report regarding grant funds. These documents can be located at this link: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/80543

In April 2019, a tip regarding the grant was made to the City's Fraud Hotline as well as the Chief's Office. Then Assistant Chief Chris Davis immediately referred the case to the Internal Affairs Division. Internal Affairs asked the Independent Police Review Division to be involved and the Auditor's Office was also brought in.

The extensive investigation found there was minor misconduct connected to one part-time, temporary employee who no longer works for the Police Bureau. The investigation also revealed a number of communication issues and the need for improvement with standardized timekeeping. A need was identified for the Bureau to put systems in place in regards to grant compliance.

To address this, the Business Services Division (formerly named Fiscal Services Division) has created a Standard Operating Procedure to establish guidelines for the control, review, approval, and compliance of grants billings. They also implemented a quarterly meeting to review all grants and identify compliance issues; any unaddressed item or complaint that is not resolved is elevated to the Assistant Chief of the Services Branch. Supervisors were also counseled on appropriate time keeping practices.

During the investigation, the Police Bureau stopped billing the federal government for anything related to the grant as a cautionary measure. Now that the investigation is complete, the Bureau can resume billing for grant expenses that have been determined to be in compliance.

"This investigation determined that the Bureau did not have the right systems in place to ensure grant compliance and that is deeply impactful to us as we are always striving to be good stewards of the public's dollar," said Deputy Chief Chris Davis. "Thank you to the Internal Affairs Investigators and the Auditor's Office for their thorough investigation. We are always looking for ways to make improvements and now we can ensure these items are addressed."

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Individual With Stolen Shotgun Arrested For Burglaries In East Portland (Photo) - 03/11/20

On Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 6:27 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 7900 block of Southeast 82nd Avenue on the report of an armed individual trying to enter a residence with a long gun. Numerous officers responded along with an airplane that is assigned to the bureau's Air Support Unit. The airplane located the armed individual, who had already walked off, and directed officers to his location. A custody plan was developed and the suspect was arrested without incident in the 8000 block of Southeast Crystal Springs Boulevard.

During the course of the investigation, a loaded shotgun was recovered and it was learned that the suspect had previously entered a different residence and stole the now recovered shotgun.

The suspect, 42-year-old Frederick A. Vasquez, was interviewed by investigators and then transported and lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on two counts of burglary in the first degree, one count of theft in the first degree and one count of felon in possession of a firearm.

This is an ongoing investigation and no other details can be released at this time. If anyone has information regarding this incident, they are asked to call the non-emergency number at 503-823-3333.

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UPDATE: Shooting Suspect In Custody (Photo) - 03/11/20

On Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 3:25 p.m., a Hillsboro police officer arrested 39-year-old Erik Wayne Joseph near Southeast 7th Avenue and Southeast Washington Street in Hillsboro, Oregon. Mr. Joseph was the suspect identified regarding this shooting.

Mr. Joseph was transported and lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on one count of attempted murder in the second degree, assault in the first degree, unlawful use of a weapon and felon in possession of a firearm. He also had two outstanding warrants issued against him.

If anyone has information about the shooting and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to call Tactical Operations Division Detective Jeffrey Pontius at 503-823-2081.

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On Monday, February 24, 2020 at 10:01 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the area of Northwest 1 Avenue and Northwest Couch Street on reports that shots were fired in the area. When officers arrived they found an adult male victim with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital by ambulance. The victim's medical status is unknown at this time.

Officers have secured the crime scene and the Gun Violence Reduction Team is responding to assist in the investigation. Northwest 1 Avenue is closed from Northwest Davis Street to West Burnside Street and Northwest Couch Street is closed from Northwest 2 Avenue to Northwest Naito Parkway.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

If anyone has information about the shooting and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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UPDATE #2: Victim in Fatal Crash on Southeast Powell Boulevard Identified - 03/10/20

The motorcyclist who died in the February 29, 2020 car crash has been identified as 39 year-old Christopher Long, of Portland. His family has been notified of his death.

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On Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 6:20 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of a traffic crash between a motorcycle and an SUV near Southeast 34th Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard. Officers arrived on scene and determined that the rider of the motorcycle was deceased.

Officers secured the scene and the Major Crash Team responded to investigate. The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and cooperated with investigators. No arrests were made.

The name of the deceased will be released after next of kin has been notified.

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The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the area of southeast 34th Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard to assist with a fatal traffic crash investigation. Traffic is affected in the area. Southeast Powell Boulevard is closed from southeast 33rd Avenue to Southeast 35th Place.

No additional information is available at this time. The PIO is not responding to the scene.

An updated news release or social media post will be pushed out as investigators learn more.

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Shooting Suspect Arrested After Investigation (Photo) - 03/09/20

Within 24 hours of a non-injury shooting, officers have made an arrest in the case.

On Friday, March 7, 2020 at 11:22p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a disturbance involving a firearm in the 12100 block of North Jantzen Drive. A caller reported that a man driving a pickup truck, a gray Ford F-150, was threatening him with a firearm. As the caller was telling dispatchers what was going on, he heard gunshots and saw muzzle flashes from the direction of the suspect. An officer enroute to the call also heard the gunshots. No one was injured.

The suspect drove off at a high rate of speed and was not located. Officers began an investigation and notified the Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT), which also responded. Investigators developed a suspect, Fernando Flores-Quinones, 25, of Portland, a description of the pickup truck. That information was shared with patrol officers.

On Saturday, March 8, 2020 at about 3:15p.m. a sergeant on patrol located the suspect and suspect vehicle in the 6500 block of North Interstate Avenue. Numerous North Precinct officers, along with GVRT and K9, responded to assist and arrested the suspect.

Flores-Quinones (photo) was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Menacing, Reckless Endangering, and Discharging a Firearm in the City (city code). The investigation is continuing and other charges are possible.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to GVRT@portlandoregon.gov

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Attached Media Files: Fernando Flores-Quinones
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PPB Releases March NewsBeat (Photo) - 03/09/20

The Portland Police Bureau's monthly newsletter, NewsBeat, is now available. This is the sixth edition of the newsletter, which is available both in print and audio version: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/newsbeat

Hard copies are available at Portland Police Precincts and the Sunshine Division. The Bureau also shares it with its social service partners. Community members can sign up to be included at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/email

Suggestions or feedback for the newsletter, can be emailed to ppbpio@portlandoregon.gov or by calling 971-339-8868.

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Gun Seized From Car Containing Six Juveniles (Photo) - 03/08/20

A gun is being analyzed after it was seized from a stolen car Friday night.

Officers with the Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) were conducting focused patrol in the area of Southeast 82nd Avenue and Southeast Foster Road, which is in an area where there has been recent gun violence activity.

An officer looked up the license plate of a car, a silver Nissan Rogue, and it came back as stolen. Officers conducted a traffic stop and found 6 juveniles inside. During the investigation into the stolen car, officers located a gun inside the car (photo). No one has been charged with a crime related to the gun at this point, but the investigation is continuing into who had possession of it. Future charges are possible.

The driver, a 16-year-old male, was charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. The car was returned to its owner.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to GVRT@portlandoregon.gov

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Attached Media Files: Gun photo
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Suspect Arrested after Robbing Doughnut Shop With Hatchet (Photo) - 03/08/20

A suspect was arrested after robbing a doughnut shop with a hatchet in Downtown Portland Saturday.

On Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 3:42a.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a disturbance involving an axe at a doughnut shop in the 0 block of Southwest 3rd Avenue. As officers were responding, they got updated information that the suspect was leaving on foot. Officers began looking for the suspect and located him about a block away eating a doughnut and holding a pink box from the doughnut shop. He ran away but was captured and arrested after about 2 blocks.

No one was injured. A hatchet was recovered from the doughnut shop (photo).

Robbery detectives responded and interviewed the suspect. Christopher L. James, 40 (photo), was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on a charge of Robbery in the First Degree.

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Attached Media Files: Hatchet , Christopher L. James
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Air Support Unit Assists With Numerous Arrests (Photo) - 03/07/20

Portland Police Bureau's Air Support Unit (ASU) had a busy shift on Thursday overnight, covering ground units on over 14 calls and assisting with 10 arrests.

On Thursday, March 5, 2020, ASU flew a shift of a little more than 7 hours in the evening. In all, the ASU airplane Pilot and Tactical Flight Officer assisted in providing support for four elude cases, including 8 custodies and 3 recovered stolen cars, a robbery custody, and an arrest on an attempted Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle case.

Video clips of one of the Attempt to Elude cases are available. It began at 11:05p.m. when a Traffic Division officer measured a speeding vehicle on southbound I-205 at Northeast Airport Way. The vehicle was measured going 89 miles per hour but the officer observed the driver accelerate to an even greater speed after he passed the motorcycle officer. Due to the driver's extremely dangerous actions, the traffic officer did not pursue.

ASU began following the vehicle, which even without any ground units in sight was speeding, running traffic lights, and nearly struck other road users (see video). The suspect driver and a passenger jumped out of the vehicle in the area of Southeast 167th Avenue and Southeast Market Street and ran into a neighborhood. With the assistance of ASU, numerous perimeter officers, and a K9 unit, officers located and arrested Ramon Rodarte Jr, 24, of Gresham (photo). He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Attempting to Elude by Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangering, Attempting to Elude on Foot, and Driving While Suspended or Revoked (Misdemeanor level).

The video clips are available here:
https://youtu.be/92JrrnTVKtE
https://youtu.be/Ssfj8jnWPs8
https://youtu.be/zoLFXO-EeU8


The Air Support Unit, which is part of the Tactical Operations Division, provides observation, communication with ground units, geographical knowledge, decision making, and tactical knowledge, coordination of resources, crew coordination, and ability with technical equipment such as FLIR, moving map, Lojack, and aircraft control. Learn more about the Air Support Unit here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/250326 .

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Attached Media Files: ASU screen , Ramon Rodarte Jr.
PPB Releases Statement Regarding Public Records Release - 03/06/20

During the course of a recent public records request, members of the Portland Police Bureau's Records Division became aware of a report in the records management system (RegJIN), which was associated with an individual and contained information about a gang designation.

Records staff recognized this report should not exist in the system and took steps to research if other documents with similar content existed. In total, 99 reports were located, out of over 4.9 million report entries in the system. These 99 reports have since been removed from the RegJIN system.

In addition to conducting an internal search for all report types in the system, the Portland Police Bureau has requested for an outside agency reviewer who is familiar with the RegJIN system to conduct a system check to ensure all reports similar in nature no longer exist in the database.

"It appears an error was made several years ago, which was just recently realized." said Chief Jami Resch. "I appreciate the Records Division staff's forthrightness in identifying the error and taking immediate, proactive steps to rectify the situation. There have been publicly expressed concerns around gang designations, which is why it was important for me to be transparent about this error and the steps immediately taken to remedy it."

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

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

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

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

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

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Update: Additional Information About Prior Arrest of Accomplice (Photo) - 03/05/20

The Portland Police Bureau previously arrested one of the accomplices for this incident. Information on this arrest can be located here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/news/read.cfm?id=250496

This is an active case and the Detective continues to follow leads.

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On March 5, 2020 at about 9:00 a.m. Portland Police Bureau's Central Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) and North Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) worked with PPB's Detective Coordination Team in making the arrest of Dennis Davis, age 57.

On October 10, 2020 PPB released security footage of Davis breaking into a bike storage room and grinding off bike locks to illegally obtain the victims' bicycles. The video can be located here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IjAZwWBifs&feature=youtu.be

Davis was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Burglary I, Criminal Mischief I, and Theft I.

The Portland Police Bureau has a Bike Theft Task Force. The Officers assigned to this unit partner with the bicycling community to focus efforts on reducing bike thefts in the city through education, awareness, and enforcement. To learn more about the team's work, and tips on preventing theft, visit this link: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/66825

PPB encourages bike owners to register their bikes at the following link: www.project529.com/portland It is free and easy and helps stolen bikes get re-united with their owners.

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UPDATE #2: Victim in Southwest Naito Parkway Fatal Crash Identified - 03/05/20

The victim who died in yesterday's fatal car crash has been identified as 52 year-old Tina Brewer-Uhlenhopp, of Gresham. Her family has been notified of her death.

One of the passengers has been released from the hospital. The other passenger remains at the hospital.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGES BELOW###

The Major Crash Team continues to investigate the single vehicle crash from this morning. The crash involved a Ford Focus. The driver, an adult female, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Two passengers were transported to an area hospital for treatment. One female, adult passenger is being treated at the hospital and is expected to be released tonight. The other, an adult female, sustained serious injuries, which may be life threatening, and remains in critical condition at the hospital.

The investigators are looking into the cause of the collision and ask anyone with information to contact Officer David Enz at (503) 823-2208 or at david.enz@portlandoregon.gov

This is the 11th traffic related fatality in Portland for 2020.

The identity of the deceased victim will be released after next of kin are notified. An updated press release will be sent at that time.

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On March 4, 2020 at 11:15 a.m. Central Percent officers responded to the area of Southwest Naito Parkway and Southwest Harrison Street.

The Portland Police Bureau's Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding the area to assist in a traffic crash investigation involving a single vehicle crash into a tree. Naito Parkway is closed south bound at Southwest Market Street and north bound at Southwest Harrison Street.

No additional information is available at this time. The PIO is not responding to the scene.

An updated news release or social media post will be pushed out as investigators learn more.

If anyone has any information related to this crash please contact non-emergency dispatch at 503-823-3333

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Update on Portland Police Bureau Stolen Vehicles Directive - 03/05/20

The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) conducted a comprehensive review of Directive 630.61, Stolen Vehicles, between January 2018 and June 2019. During that time, the public discourse, as well as community feedback submitted to the PPB, focused largely on onerous towing expenses imposed upon vehicle owners. Although the PPB does not have the authority to regulate associated towing fees, the Bureau sought to develop a procedure that empowered vehicle owners to direct the management of their recovered vehicles.

As a result, the PPB established new procedures that allowed the vehicle owner to indicate whether or not they prefer to have their recovered vehicle towed. The Bureau adopted the new policy and procedures on a provisional basis under a 6-month pilot program. After careful review of the program and supporting data, the PPB has determined to permanently implement the policy and procedures.

Directive 630.61, Stolen Vehicles can be viewed at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/735543

PPB has not made any revisions to the policy it enacted in July 2019. The next review period for the directive will be in July 2021.

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PPB Responds to Burglary in Progress at Storage Facility-2 Arrested, Stolen Vehicle Recovered - 03/05/20

On March 4, 2020 at 2:52 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of a burglary in progress at the Public Storage facility located at 2542 Southeast 105th Avenue.

Officers responded when the suspects were attempting to leave in a vehicle. Both suspects fled on foot and were captured by officers.

Officers determined the vehicle was a reported stolen and have recovered it and returned it to the owner
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Stolen items from the storage facility were recovered.

52 year-old Robert Davis was arrested and charged with Theft I, Burglary II, and Attempt Elude on foot.

34 year-old Trevor O'Boyle was arrested and charged with Theft I, Unauthorized Use of a Mother Vehicle, Burglary II, Criminal Mischief I, Reckless Driving, Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, and Attempt to Elude on Foot.

Both suspects were transported to the Multnomah County Detention Center.

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PPB Investigating Shooting in East Portland-1 Subject Injured - 03/04/20

On March 4, 2020, at 8:09 p.m., East Precinct Officers responded to the report of a subject shot near Southeast 136th Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard.

Officers arrived and located a male adult with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the buttocks. He was transported by medical to an area hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.

Officers located evidence of gunfire about one block North of the intersection of Southeast 136th Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard.

Members of the Gun Violence Reduction Team responded to assist with the investigation.
Southeast 136th Avenue is closed from about the 3300 to the 3500 block (about two blocks North of Powell Boulevard to Powell Boulevard), while investigators search for and document evidence.

If anyone has information about this incident, contact Detective Brian Sims at (503) 823-2079 or brian.sims@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Meghan Burkeen at (503) 823-2092 or Meghan.burkeen@portlandoregon.gov

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2nd Annual Women in Public Safety Career Fair Scheduled for March 7 (Photo) - 03/04/20

The Portland Police Bureau, in conjunction with local public safety agencies, is hosting the 2nd annual Women in Public Safety Career Fair. The event will be on Saturday, March 7, 2020, 9 a.m. to 3 pm. at the PPB Training Facility, located at 14912 NE Airport Way. Admission is free.

Representatives from the Portland Police Bureau, Portland Fire & Rescue, Port of Portland Police; the Bureau of Emergency Communications; Hillsboro Police Department; Eugene Police Department; Oregon State Police; Multnomah County Sheriff's Office; and the FBI will be on hand to talk to attendees about the opportunities available in public safety fields.

The event is a fun, informative and valuable event for anyone who seeks more information about a career in these fields.

Media are invited and encouraged to attend. A PPB Public Information Officer will be on hand to answer additional questions.

We ask that if you feel sick or have flu-like symptoms, to avoid the public event.

To apply to the Portland Police Bureau or for more information, visit https://www.joinportlandpolice.com/

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UPDATE: Location Information Added for Vandalism Case (Photo) - 03/03/20

Photo attached, which was inadvertently omitted earlier.

Addition: The location of occurrence for this incident was Southeast 38th Avenue and Southeast Schiller Street.

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On February 19th, 2020, members of the Portland Police Bureau were made aware of a vandalism to a blocked off Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) construction site that had happened on February 14th, 2020. During the vandalism, a suspect driving a white pick-up truck drove through freshly poured concrete, causing an estimated $30,000 in damage.

The Central Precinct officer assigned to the case conducted follow up and gathered video evidence of the incident. The video footage can be found here: https://youtu.be/roNY02qGnD0

The officer developed a suspect in the case and on March 3rd, arrested 28 year-old Richard Reed (PHOTO).

Reed was transported to the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Criminal Mischief 1 (2 counts) and Reckless Driving.

"This in an egregious case of public property damage and I want to thank Central Precinct Officer Peter Braun for his efforts in identifying and capturing the individual responsible," said Assistant Chief Mike Frome.

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UPDATE: Juveniles Lodged on Multiple Charges Connected to Multiple Cases - 03/03/20

Transit Police Division Officers and Assault Detectives continue to investigate the incident on the Max train from earlier this afternoon. A knife was recovered during this investigation.

Last week, an Officer from the Transit Division became aware of different crimes that were committed on or near TriMet property over the course of the last three weeks that appeared to have similarities. The officer began looking into the possibility that the cases were connected or involved the same suspects. These incidents ranged in time and location across the City.

The investigator requested video footage, which takes time to acquire (1-2 days) and review, to see if the cases were connected and began to see similar individuals involved. Efforts were taken to identify the involved juveniles and a plan was in place to apprehend those involved. Prior to the implementation, today's incident occurred and the subjects were arrested and identified as being the same as those involved in other incidences.

Cases involving juveniles present additional challenges during investigations because photographs and video are unable to be publicly disseminated without redaction. Additionally, the entire case has to be completed for submission at the time of the arrest.

Investigators were able to determine some of the juveniles arrested today were connected to four prior reports from different precincts and jurisdictions. Some of those arrested today were only charged connected with today's incident. The other cases were:
* 20-48747-On February 11 at about 8 pm., at the 7th Avenue Transit Station (on train, then platform),
* 20-54353-On February 16 at 4:15 p.m. at the 82nd Avenue Transit Station,
* 20-9751-On February 20 at the 162nd Avenue Transit Station,
* 20-60234-On February 21-12:15 p.m, Lloyd Center Transit Station (on train, then platform). A 13 year-old male and 14 year old female were previously arrested the day of this incident. These are different juveniles than those arrested today.

All Juveniles involved in today's incident were lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Center on the following charges:

Juvenile 1 -- Hispanic, Male, 14 being charged with:
* 20-48747 -- Robbery II, Assault III, Riot and Interfere with Public Transit
* 20-54353 -- Robbery II, Assault III and Interfere with Public Transit
* 20-9751 (Gresham Case) -- Robbery II, Assault III, Riot and Interfere with Public Transit
* 20-60234 -- Robbery III, Theft II, Assault III, Riot and Interfere with Public Transit
* 20-73769- Riot and Interfere with Public Transit (Today's incident)

Juvenile 2 -- Hispanic, Male, 13 Being charged with:
* 20-9751 (Gresham Case -- Robbery II, Assault III, Riot and Interfere with Public Transit
* 20-60234 -- Theft II, Harassment and Riot
* 20-73769- Robbery I, Theft II, Riot and Interfere with Public Transit (Today's incident)

Juvenile 3 -- White, Male, 16 being charged with:
* 20-48747 -- Robbery II, Assault III, Riot and Interfere with Public Transit
* 20-9751 (Gresham Case) -- Robbery II, Assault III, Riot and Interfere with Public Transit
* 20-73769- Robbery I, Theft III, Riot and Interfere with Public Transit (Today's incident) also had a warrant

Juvenile 4 -- Female, Black, 13 being charged with:
* 20-9751 (Gresham Case) -- Robbery II, Assault III, Riot and Interfere with Public Transit
* 20-60234 -- Robbery II, Theft II, Assault III, Riot and Interfere with Public Transit
* 20-73769- Riot and Interfere with Public Transit (Today's incident)

Juvenile 5 -- Male, White, 14 being charged with:
* 20-9751 (Gresham Case)-- Robbery II, Assault III, Riot and Interfere with Public Transit
* 20-73769- Riot (Today's incident)

Juvenile 6 -- Male, White, 15 being charged with:
* 20-73769- Robbery I, Theft II, Riot and Interfere with Public Transit (Today's incident)

Juvenile 7 -- Male, Black, 15 being charged with:
* 20-73769- Robbery I, Robbery II (Today's incident). Further cases and charges are being considered.

Investigators believe there could be other cases involving the same subjects on or off TriMet property and it is possible some of those victims have not filed police reports. If anyone has information about these or other cases, please contact Sergeant Jessy Brown at (503) 962-7566 or jessy.brown@portlandoregon.gov

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at 1:56 p.m., East Precinct and Transit Police Division Officers responded to a report of a threat involving a weapon at the Holgate Boulevard Transit Station, located at 9369 Southeast Holgate Boulevard.

Officers arrived and located an adult male victim who had sustained non-life threatening injuries during an assault. A knife was displayed, but not used to assault anyone during the incident.

Officers learned several individuals were involved in the assault and had fled. Officers set up a perimeter and requested a K9 to assist with a track. Officers located and arrested seven individuals believed to be connected to this case.

This is an active investigation and further details are not available at this time. An updated release will be sent out as information becomes available for public release.

This incident was reported to have occurred on the Southbound Max train traveling from the Powell to the Holgate Transit Stations. If anyone has information about this incident, please call (503) 823-3333.

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PPB GVRT Investigate Reports of Multiple Shots Fired - 03/03/20

On March 2, 2020, at 12:41 a.m., East Percent Officers responded to the area of Southeast 118th Avenue and Southeast Liebe Street on a report of multiple shots fired.

Officers arrived and located evidence of gunfire, there were no injured parties. East Officers located a crime scene that consisted of several parked vehicles and occupied townhomes that had been struck by gunfire. There is not an ongoing threat to the community.

If anyone has any information about this case, contact Gun Violence Reduction Team. Or the lead detective on this case Detective Burkeen at Meghan.Burkeen@portlandoregon.gov .

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UPDATE: Conditions of Juveniles with Gunshot Wounds - 03/02/20

GVRT investigators have learned that the most seriously injured patient, a 12-year-old male, is in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the torso. The other patient is a 14-year-old male and his condition is serious with a gunshot wound to an extremity (arm or hand). The investigation is still ongoing but preliminary investigation still suggests this was an accidental shooting. No arrests have been made.

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Two juveniles were transported to the hospital with gunshot wounds after an incident in the Madison South Neighborhood.

On Monday, March 2, 2020 at 2:48p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a shooting in the 6600 block of Northeast Tillamook Street. Officers arrived and found two juvenile males, believed to be in the preteen or early teen age range, suffering gunshot wounds. Paramedics responded and transported the patients to a hospital by ambulance. Their conditions are not known at this time. Officers secured the area and began an investigation.

Preliminary information suggests the shooting happened inside an apartment and may have been accidental. The Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) has responded and is now primary on the investigation.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. Further information will be released when available.

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UPDATE #2: Pedestrian Killed in Hit and Run Crash on Northeast Halsey Street Identified - 03/02/20

The deceased person is identified as Chantel Downs, 36, of Portland. Her family has been notified of her death.

Preliminary investigation suggests Downs was south bound 42nd Avenue in the east crosswalk. The pedestrian control device displayed a red hold signal. The unidentified suspect vehicle was traveling west bound on Northeast Halsey Street on a green light. The vehicle struck Downs and kept driving west bound.

The suspect and the vehicle have not been located. If you have any knowledge of the driver or the vehicle please contact the primary investigator, Officer David Enz at David.Enz@portlandoregon.gov .

This is the 10th traffic crash fatality in 2020.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGES BELOW###

On Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 9:37 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the intersection of Northeast 42nd Avenue and Northeast Halsey Street on a report that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle. The vehicle fled from the scene. Officers arrived and determined that the pedestrian was deceased.

Officers secured the scene and the Major Crash Team responded to investigate. No arrests have been made in connection with this case.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the non-emergency line at (503)823-3333 and reference case number 20-70846.

The name of the deceased will be released after next of kin has been notified.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE###

The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the area of Northeast 42nd Avenue and Northeast Halsey Street to assist with a traffic crash investigation. Traffic is affected in the area. The intersection of Northeast 42nd Avenue and Northeast Halsey Street is closed in all directions.

No additional information is available at this time. The PIO is not responding to the scene.

An updated news release or social media post will be pushed out as investigators learn more.

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PPB Releases New Podcast on the Work of its Homeless Liaison (Photo) - 03/02/20

The Portland Police Bureau has released a new podcast featuring Stephanie Herro, the Bureau's new Homeless Liaison. Stephanie discusses her new position and what she has been doing since joining the Portland Police Bureau last year. https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/754640

The Police Bureau continues to add podcasts monthly and episodes can be downloaded from all the popular podcast directories. The Bureau has released podcasts regarding the Gun Violence Reduction Team; driving under the influence of intoxicants, domestic violence, the Sexual Assault Unit; demonstrations; hiring and recruiting; traffic; the Behavioral Health Unit; the Sunshine Division and interviews with the Precinct Commanders.

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Seeking Community Input On Directives - 03/02/20

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

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

1st Universal Review: 3/2/20 -- 3/17/20
* Directive 210.45, Civilian Volunteers
* Directive 280.00, Fitness Room

2nd Universal Review: 3/2/20 -- 3/31/20
* Directive 1500.00, Training
Please note that the Bureau is also rescinding Directive 630.23, Reserve Officer Program, at this time. The Bureau accepted public comments on the directive from 1/31/20 -- 2/15/20.

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

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UPDATE #2: PPB Concludes Investigation into Noose Incident at Benson High School - 02/28/20

Below is a full statement from Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill:

"The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office finds the actions of these three youths to be alarming, hurtful and completely contradictory to the values our community has of being open and accepting of each other's differences. After carefully reviewing all of the police reports and evidence in this case, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office determined that from a legal perspective, it is quite clear that this type of behavior cannot be punished criminally. We hope these youths are able to learn from this incident and can appropriately and meaningfully repair the harm caused."


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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE###

On Monday, February 24, 2020, three Benson High School students voluntarily came forward and claimed responsibility for the noose that was discovered on the roof of the school on Friday, February 21, 2020.

School Resource Officers conducted thorough interviews and collected additional evidence. In addition, the case was also reviewed by the Portland Police Bureau's Bias Crimes detectives.

Through the investigation, the Police Bureau found no evidence to suggest that the noose was placed on the roof with intent to threaten and alarm another person based on the person's perception of race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or national origin of another person.

In an effort to be thorough, the facts of the case were presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's office for review.

Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill released the following statement:

"After carefully reviewing all of the police reports and evidence in this case, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office determined that from a legal perspective, this type of behavior cannot be punished criminally."


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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE###

On Friday, February 21, 2020 at 9:17a.m., the Portland Police Bureau's Youth Services Division (YSD) responded to Benson High School located at 546 Northeast 12th Avenue on a report that a noose was located on school campus.

School Resource Officers (SRO) responded to investigate. The noose was discovered by a maintenance employee in a secure area within the school that was not in view of the student population. Officers consulted with the Portland Police Bureau's Bias Crimes Detectives and School Resource Officers are continuing to investigate the incident.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the non-emergency line at (503)823-3333 and reference case number 20-60092.

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

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

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

To learn more about bias crime investigations and reported bias/hate crime statistics within the City of Portland, please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/77066

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


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Firearm Recovered After Vehicle Eluded Officers, Investigation Continues (Photo) - 02/28/20

On Thursday, February 27, 2020, at 00:38 a.m., members of the Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) were conducting directed patrols in the Lents neighborhood due to the high number of gun violence incidents and past firearm recoveries in the area.

GVRT officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop near Southeast 108 Avenue and Southeast Harold Street. The driver of the unplated vehicle refused to stop and eluded officers in the vehicle through residential neighborhoods at a high rate of speed. East Precinct officers attempted to use intervention strategies to stop the vehicle but those strategies were not successful. The vehicle was ultimately found unoccupied near Southeast 99 Avenue and Southeast Ramona Street.

The driver of the vehicle was not located after an area search. During the investigation, a loaded .22 caliber revolver was located inside vehicle. The investigation continues into the driver and the firearm that was recovered.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to GVRT@portlandoregon.gov

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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