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March Turns Destructive in SE Portland (Photo) - 06/27/22

On Sunday, June 26, 2022, at 8:12p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a group of people marching through Southeast Portland, near the areas of Southeast Belmont Street and Southeast Hawthorne Street. The march was a splinter group of a larger, peaceful demonstration which took place within Laurelhurst Park.

Officers were made aware of vandalism by this group of marchers to local businesses in the area. When officers responded, the crowd began throwing projectiles at officers, including commercial-grade fireworks, paint balloons and large rocks. Officers were able to recover a commercial-grade firework which did not seem to successfully detonate along the march route.

At one point during the event, Central Precinct officers attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle which had been observed to be involved in the march, impeding traffic along major roads. During the traffic stop, a group rushed toward officers, throwing fireworks and rocks at them and their vehicles. One rock made contact with a patrol vehicle, shattering the windshield. Based on the limited number of officers available citywide and the fact that police response to emergency calls for service was being significantly impacted, officers left the area and continued to monitor the situation.

Individuals who engage in violent activity or property destruction will be investigated and are subject to arrest and prosecution. Arrests do not always happen in the moment. PPB will continue to conduct follow-up investigations, make arrests, and forward cases to the Multnomah County District Attorney for prosecution. It is important to remember that although arrests are not always made at the scene, when tensions are high, this does not mean that people are not being charged with crimes later.

The Portland Police Bureau is asking businesses and community members who have surveillance cameras to review footage to see if they captured any evidence that may assist with the investigations. If anyone has useful footage, they're asked to e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 22-170640.

If anyone sustained damage and has not been in contact with Portland Police, they're asked to make a police report by calling non-emergency dispatch at 503-823-3333 or online https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/cor/ . Please reference case number 22-170640.

Photo descriptions
A vandalized business
A vandalized restaurant with the words "Kill Cops"
A broken police vehicle windshield cause by a person throwing a rock



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Security guard vest
Security guard vest
Security Guard Shot By Suspect Who Stole Gun (Photo) - 06/26/22

A security guard was shot in the ballistic vest by a suspect to was able to steal his gun during a scuffle.

On Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 2:07a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 12600 block of Southeast Division Street. When officers arrived they located a uniformed private security guard who had been shot in the chest. His ballistic vest prevented the bullet from injuring him. He was transported to a hospital for evaluation but had no observable injury.

The victim reported that he asked the suspect to leave the private property when the suspect suddenly lunged for his holstered firearm. A scuffle ensued and the suspect got the handgun free from the holster. The security guard was able to press the button to release the magazine. But the suspect shot the victim with the chambered round.

The suspect ran off and has not yet been located. No suspect information is being released at this time. The firearm and magazine were recovered as evidence.

The Focused Intervention Team responded to the scene to assist with the investigation. If anyone has information about this incident, they're asked to e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 22-170159.

Photo description: security guard ballistic vest lying on the ground next to a black and white security vehicle

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Attached Media Files: Security guard vest
Nonprofit window
Nonprofit window
UPDATE: Damaged Businesses in Hollywood District (Photo) - 06/26/22

Officers have compiled reports of damage in the Hollywood District Neighborhood. This is the information available to date and may not be comprehensive.

Locations victimized:

-Nonprofit motherhood support organization, 1500 block Northeast 41st Avenue, graffiti, window smashed, damaged metal gate.
Photo descriptions:
1. A silver colored sign with spray painted obscenities and symbols,
2. A shattered window with a sign stating "we welcome all" and "you are safe here", with children toys just beyond the broken glass
3. an orange-red door with shattered window and storm door

-Coffee shop, 1600 block Northeast 39th Avenue, Windows smashed, graffiti.
Photo descriptions:
4. A symbol scrawled on a tan wall, with broken windows in the background
5. A close up of two splintered windows

-Bank, 3800 block Northeast Broadway, graffiti, multiple windows smashed, smashed ATM.
Photo descriptions:
6. Bank entrance, glass double doors broken
7. Pane of glass broken

-Bank, 3900 block Northeast Sandy Boulevard, broken windows, graffiti.

-Grant High School, 2245 Northeast 36th Avenue, smashed van windows, van spray painted.
Photo descriptions:
8. White full size passenger van with "ABOLISH SCHOOLS" scrawled on the side in pink paint, side windows broken

-Bakery & Café, 3900 block Northeast Hancock Street, windows smashed.
9. Broken pane of glass, wooden tables and chairs visible through the window

-Parked vehicle, black Tesla, Model 3, shattered front and back windshield, broken out driver side back window, spray painted pink all over the vehicle.

These crimes remain under investigation. If anyone has information about the suspects, or video of the crimes in progress, please e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 22-169901.

If anyone sustained damage and has not been in contact with Portland Police, they're asked to make a police report by calling non-emergency dispatch at 503-823-3333 or online https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/cor/ . Please reference case number 22-169901.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

A destructive group caused damage to numerous businesses during a march through the Hollywood District.

On Saturday, June 25, 2022 at about 10:00p.m., a group of over 60 people marched out of Grant Park, Northeast 33rd Avenue and U.S. Grant Place. Participants, most dressed in all black, began breaking windows and scrawling graffiti.

Officers were monitoring the crowd, but did not have resources to intervene in the moment. At the time of this event, there was an injury shooting and a stabbing in East Precinct, and a felony assault in Central Precinct. Additionally, a community festival in North Precinct was underway, an impromptu "dance party" drew approximately 1000 people to Irving Park, and they held a march and blocked traffic. There were also calls about speed racers doing stunts in various parts of Portland.

The group left the area by 10:45p.m. Since then officers have been taking reports of the damage. They have confirmed that several banks and coffee shops had broken windows. A van belonging to Portland Public Schools was damaged, broken windows and tagged with paint. A pregnancy resource center was vandalized. Officers are working to contact affected business owners and assist with arrangements to secure the buildings. Efforts are already underway to get graffiti removed.

Individuals who engage in violent activity or property destruction will be investigated and are subject to arrest and prosecution. That does not always happen in the moment. We will continue to conduct follow-up investigations, make arrests, and forward cases to the Multnomah County District Attorney for prosecution. Just because arrests are not made at the scene, when tensions are high, does not mean that people are not being charged with crimes later.

The Portland Police Bureau is asking businesses and community members who have surveillance cameras to review footage to see if they captured any evidence that may assist with the investigations. The bulk of the damage took place between 10:06p.m. and 10:40p.m. If anyone has useful footage, they're asked to e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 22-169901.

If anyone sustained damage and has not been in contact with Portland Police, they're asked to make a police report by calling non-emergency dispatch at 503-823-3333 or online https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/cor/ . Please reference case number 22-169901.

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Unprovoked Attack Seriously Injures 2 Elderly Victims In Downtown Portland - 06/26/22

A man is facing felony assault charges after attacking 2 elderly victims in Downtown Portland.

On Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 8:29p.m., Central Precinct officers and a sergeant were on a call in the area of Southwest 5th Avenue and Southwest Hall Street when they came across an assault in progress. The officers immediately arrested the suspect and summoned paramedics to assist the victims. They were transported to a hospital by ambulance.

One victim, an 82-year-old man, has critical, life threatening injuries. The other victim, an 88-year-old man, was seriously hurt. His injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.

Witnesses and video evidence show the suspect attacked the two men without provocation and repeatedly punched and kicked both of them, including after they fell to the ground.

Assault detectives responded and investigated. They booked Keffer J. White, 29, into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Assault in the Second Degree (2 counts) and an outstanding warrant. The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office is reviewing the case and additional charges are possible.

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Free Speech Events Anticipated Tonight - 06/24/22

This evening, focused in Downtown Portland, we anticipate First Amendment gatherings to take place related to important issues. The Portland Police Bureau is here to protect the First Amendment gatherings by helping keep the peace for all involved.

There are multiple anticipated events this afternoon and evening in Downtown Portland. Publicly available information indicates gatherings are taking place at Lownsdale Square Park, Salmon Street Springs in Tom McCall Waterfront Park, and possibly Pioneer Courthouse Square. This information is preliminary and could change. It is unknown if these events will result in traffic disruptions, but spontaneous marches have happened in the past. Drivers and other road users are asked to be patient should disruptions occur.

The City of Portland and Police Bureau are firmly and consistently supportive of people exercising their free speech and assembly rights. However, at times, people intent on committing property damage and other crimes have attached themselves to crowds of otherwise peaceful community members.

The Portland Police Bureau will monitor these events. Individuals who engage in violent activity or property destruction will be investigated and are subject to arrest and prosecution. That does not always happen in the moment. We will continue to conduct follow-up investigations, make arrests, and forward cases to the Multnomah County District Attorney for prosecution. Just because arrests are not made at the scene, when tensions are high, does not mean that people are not being charged with crimes later.

To prepare, PPB will be adding resources, but we will not be discussing tactical planning specifics. For more information, please see our Protest / Demonstration / Special Events Resources and Links page: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/730168 . Follow our Twitter feed https://twitter.com/PortlandPolice and https://twitter.com/PPBAlerts for up-to- date public safety information should it be needed. Portland Police Bureau press releases can be found at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/news/ .

"I respect the right to gather and demonstrate, and I urge everyone who does to do so peacefully," said Police Chief Chuck Lovell. "I urge you to reject any attempt to undermine your message by those who utilize the tactics of criminal destruction."

The City of Portland has a long history of civic involvement and gatherings. The vast majority of them do not require any police presence. The city experiences a mix of planned and spontaneous events. We cannot predict what behavior will occur and when, but we try our best to keep the community informed. Our resources are finite, and officers also need to respond to emergency 911 calls citywide. We do our best to plan for and hire the resources we need, but we need the community’s help too. We ask community members to call and report criminal activity when they see it, whether it is related to gun violence, public disorder, or any criminal activity. Please report any illegal activities to the police, even after the fact. Every bit of evidence and information shared helps law enforcement find and arrest those responsible. Make non-emergency reports by calling police non-emergency at 503-823-3333 or online at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/cor/ .

Anyone with information about individuals planning to commit criminal activity at any of these events is asked to share that information with the Portland Police Bureau. Information can be sent via email to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov .

For persons requiring anonymity, information may be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Oregon.
Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

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Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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UPDATE: Additional Information about Crash Involving Officer and Motorcyclist - 06/22/22

This traffic crash is still an active investigation. According to witness statements and video the East Precinct officer, in a fully marked and equipped 2020 Ford Interceptor Utility vehicle, was northbound on Southeast 92nd Avenue turning west onto Southeast Holgate Boulevard with emergency lights and sirens activated. He was en route to an injury crash call at another location. According to witnesses, the officer was navigating the intersection on a red light and traffic on Southeast Holgate Boulevard was stopped to yield as required by law. The motorcyclist was eastbound on Southeast Holgate Boulevard in the left turn lane (which according to witnesses was showing a red arrow) when the collision occurred on the west side of the intersection. The rider, a 43-year-old male, was transported to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

At this time, no arrests or citations have been issued. The crash investigators are working to determine if speed and impairment may have been factors in the crash. At the conclusion of the traffic crash investigation, the crash will be reviewed by Multnomah County District Attorney's office and the Collision Review Board per policy 640.52 ( https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/529105 ).

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 7:35 p.m., a Portland Police officer from the East Precinct was involved in a crash with a motorcyclist at the intersection of Southeast 92nd Avenue and Southeast Holgate Boulevard. The motorcyclist was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries and entered into the trauma system.

The motorcyclist was traveling eastbound on Southeast Holgate Boulevard and the officer was traveling northbound on Southeast 92nd Avenue, responding to an emergency call and trying to navigate the intersection.

The Major Crash Team has responded to the location to further the investigation. Investigators are trying to determine if speed or intoxicants were a factor. Investigators ask that anyone with information who have not spoken to police, please contact crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 22-166146.

During the investigation, Southeast Holgate Boulevard is closed from Southeast 90nd Avenue to I-205. Southeast 92nd Avenue is also closed from Southeast Pardee Street to Southeast Boise Street.

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Geavauntae Sherman
Geavauntae Sherman
UPDATE: Raymond Park Homicide Victim Identified (Photo) - 06/22/22

The man killed after a shooting in Raymond Park is identified as Geavauntae Sherman, 22. His family has been notified of his death and provided the attached photograph.

The Medical Examiner performed an autopsy and determine he died of homicide by gunshot.

The investigation is ongoing, and no further information is available for release. Detectives want to hear from anyone who has additional information about this case. Please contact Detective Michael Greenlee at Michael.Greenlee@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0871 or Detective Brad Clifton at Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0696.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Monday, June 20, 2022, at 10:09 p.m., officers from the East Precinct were dispatched to a report of a shooting at 11800 Southeast Liebe Street, Raymond Park. It was reported that a victim was helped into a privately owned vehicle that left the scene. A responding sergeant came across that vehicle with the victim inside at the intersection of Southeast 122nd Avenue and Southeast Division Street. The sergeant went to provide first aid but found the victim deceased.

No arrest has been made.

There are currently two crime scenes; one at Raymond Park and the other at the intersection of Southeast 122nd Avenue and Southeast Division Street. During the investigation, Southeast 122 Avenue is closed from Southeast Division Street to Southeast Clinton Street.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit has responded to investigate. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Michael Greenlee at Michael.Greenlee@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0871 or Detective Brad Clifton at Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0696.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be released when appropriate.

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Attached Media Files: Geavauntae Sherman
Death Investigation Becomes Homicide Investigation - 06/20/22

Homicide Detectives have taken over an investigation after a man was found deceased in the Roseway Neighborhood.

On June 20, 2022, officers were dispatched to the 3200 Block of Northeast 81st Avenue. When officers arrived, they found a deceased male. After a preliminary investigation, officers found the victim did not die from natural causes.

Portland’s Homicide Unit has responded to the scene. While detectives conduct this investigation, Northeast 81st Avenue will be closed from Northeast Siskiyou to Northeast Klickitat Street.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Michael Jones at Michael.jones@portlandoregon.gov (503)823-0991 or Detective Michael Schmerber at Michael.schmerber@portlandoregon.gov (503)823-0991.

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John Doe photo 1
John Doe photo 1
Please Help Identify Man Arrested for Assault (Photo) - 06/17/22

A man arrested for crimes including assault has not been identified, and the Portland Police Bureau is asking the public for help with the case.

On Thursday, June 9, 2022, at 7:52p.m., Portland Police officers working a special detail at Providence Park, 1844 Southwest Morrison Street, were alerted that security guards were in a physical altercation with a person trespassing inside the venue, which was being used for a high school graduation. The officers assisted with arresting the suspect. After an investigation, officers determined that the suspect had entered the venue without a ticket, sprayed attendees with a bottle of hand sanitizer, and knocked over and severely damaged a professional grade video camera. When security guards asked him to leave, the suspect assaulted two of them.

At the time, officers attempted to identify the suspect (photos), but he would not provide his name or allow his fingerprints to be taken. Officers transported him to the Multnomah County Detention Center as an unidentified "John Doe" suspect. He was charged with Assault in the Fourth Degree (2 counts), Criminal Trespass in the First Degree, Resisting Arrest, Harassment (2 counts) and Criminal Mischief in the First Degree.

Doe was released for the purposes of obtaining medical care and has still not been identified. See attached photographs. If anyone has information about him, especially his name and date of birth, they're asked to e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 22-154269.


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Attached Media Files: John Doe photo 1 , John Doe photo 2
Vincent Timothy
Vincent Timothy
UPDATE: Victim Identified (Photo) - 06/16/22

The victim in this case is identified as 42-year-old Vincent Timothy, of Portland. Mr. Timothy’s family has been notified of his death, and they have provided the attached photographs for public release.

The suspect in this homicide, Frederick Deatric Moore, was arraigned this morning, June 16, 2022, charged with Murder in the Second Degree, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit & Run) and other charges as determined by the District Attorney’s Office.

Moore entered a “Not Guilty” plea.

Photograph: Vincent Timothy
Photograph: Vincent Timothy

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***Original Message Below***

This crash that occurred near the intersection of Southeast 82nd and Southeast Center Street has been determined to be a homicide.

In addition to the Major Crash Team, Portland’s Homicide Unit also responded to the scene. Later, the Medical Examiner’s Office ruled this death a homicide. The driver, 40-year-old Frederick Deatric Moore, was arrested this morning, June 7, 2022, and charged with Murder in the Second Degree and Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit & Run). Moore is being lodged in the Multnomah County Detention Center.

The name of the victim will be released once the Medical Examiner has notified family. The investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Eric McDaniel at Eric.McDaniel@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0833 or Detective Scott Broughton at Scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-3774.

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***Original Message Below***

On Monday, June 6, 2022, at 9:05 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of a crash near the intersection of Southeast 82nd Avenue and Southeast Center Street. When officers arrived they found a pedestrian had been struck by a car and died at the scene.

The Portland Police Major Crash Team is on scene to investigate the crash. During the investigation, Southeast 82nd Avenue is closed between Southeast Powell Boulevard and Southeast Holgate Boulevard.

If anyone has information about this incident and has not already spoken to police, they're asked to please contact crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 22-151378.

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Attached Media Files: Vincent Timothy , Vincent Timothy
Fatal Crash on Columbia Boulevard - 06/16/22

Police are responding to a fatal crash on Northeast Columbia Boulevard near Northeast Alderwood Road.

Officers were dispatched to a crash near the intersection of Northeast Columbia Boulevard near Northeast Alderwood Road on June 16, 2022, at 6:07a.m. When officers arrived, they found a single vehicle that appeared to have left the roadway, hitting a power pole and another unoccupied vehicle. The driver, who was the sole occupant of his vehicle, was transported to a local hospital, where he died.

Portland’s Major Crash Team (MCT) has responded and is assuming control of the investigation. While the MCT conducts this investigation, Columbia will be closed from Northeast Alderwood Road to Northeast 82nd Avenue.

Anyone with information about this incident who has not already spoken with police is asked to contact crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 22-160577.

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Manual
Manual
Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 06/15/22

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).

2nd Universal Review: 6/15/22 – 7/15/22

• Directive 0025.00, Procedural Justice (New)
• Directive 0630.50, Medical Aid
• Directive 0850.20, Police Response to Mental Health Crisis
• Directive 0850.21, Peace Officer Custody (Civil)
• Directive 0850.22, Police Response to Mental Health Director Holds and Elopement
• Directive 0850.25, Police Response to Mental Health Facilities

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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Attached Media Files: Manual
UPDATE: Victim Identified - 06/15/22

The victim killed in this crash is identified as 71-year-old Michael Eugene Sprague, of Portland. His family has been notified of his death.

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***Original Message Below***

After an exhaustive investigation that included on-scene assistance from the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, Portland’s Major Crash Team determined the driver of a truck hit a man riding an E-bike, then fled the area. North Precinct officers located the suspect’s truck about an hour later. The truck has been seized as evidence. The driver, identified as 41-year-old Kenlly Leyvachi, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center and charged with Manslaughter in the First Degree, Reckless Driving, and Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver.

The investigation is ongoing, and evidence associated to the crime continues to be collected by investigators.

This is the 30th traffic fatality for 2022.

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***Original Message Below***

A pedestrian is deceased after a fatal hit-and-run in the Hazelwood Neighborhood.

On Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at 1:33 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a crash near the intersection of Northeast 100th Avenue and Northeast Glisan Street. When officers arrived, they found a pedestrian had been struck and was deceased. Witnesses reported seeing the suspect vehicle, a truck pulling a flatbed trailer, leave the scene driving North on 100th Avenue.

The truck was located in North Precinct, and the driver of the truck has been arrested. They will be identified pending the outcome of an investigation.

The Portland Police Major Crash Team is on scene to further investigate the crash. During the investigation, Northeast Glisan Street will be closed between Northeast 99th and Northeast 102nd Avenue. MCT anticipates the road being closed for several more hours.

If anyone has information about this incident and has not already spoken to police, they’re asked to contact crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 22-152008.

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Green Car Stopped
Green Car Stopped
PPB Street Racing Mission (Photo) - 06/13/22

A street-racing mission conducted overnight by the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) resulted in several arrests, towed vehicles, and the recovery of a firearm.

On the evening of June 12, 2022, and into the early hours of June 13, 2022, PPB ran a street mission throughout the City of Portland. Patrol officers, the Air Support Unit, K9 officers and former members of the Traffic Division worked together to address street takeovers that resulted in seven people being arrested or cited, and their cars being towed.

These street takeovers are large events often attended by hundreds of people, and they can be dangerous. Just before midnight on June 12, 2022, officers were attempting to address a large group of over 200 people who had taken over the intersection of Northeast 13th Avenue and Northeast Multnomah Street. As officers began disbursing the crowd, they heard multiple shots being fired. A witness reported seeing someone shooting from their vehicle. After the area was cleared, officers located evidence of the shooting. Fortunately, there were no reported injuries.

Many times, drivers are not cooperative when officers attempt to stop their vehicles. The Air Unit was invaluable in following these individuals until their vehicles could be disabled. And even then, when some eluding drivers were finally stopped, they ran away on foot. The keen noses of PPB’s K9 partners made finding these drivers that much easier. The following individuals were arrested or cited as part of the latest street racing mission:

22-156870
LOCATION: NE Cully Blvd/NE Lombard St - 6/12/22 @ 8:20 PM
NAME: Cristobal Ramos, 21 (Vehicle Towed)
-Possession of a Weapon
-Attempt to Elude by Vehicle
-Reckless Driving
-Interference with a Peace Officer

22-156926
LOCATION: 5500 Block of NE 60th Ave – 6/12/2022 @ 9:07 PM
NAME: Tavian Alika Jordan-Layacan, 23 (Vehicle Towed)
-Attempt to Elude by Vehicle
-Attempt to Elude on Foot
-Reckless Driving

22-156969
LOCATION: N Whitaker Rd/N Victory Blvd – 6/12/2022 @ 9:21 PM
NAME: Anthony Tyrone Davis, 28 (Vehicle Towed)
-Reckless Driving

22-157024
LOCATION: NE 16th AVE/NE Alberta St – 6/12/22 @ 11:00 PM
NAME: Chase Thomas Hickman Davis (Vehicle Towed)
-Attempt to Elude by Vehicle
-Attempt to Elude by Foot
-Reckless Driving
-Carrying of Concealed Weapon

22-157043
LOCATION: NE 13th Ave/NE Multnomah St – 6/13/22 @ 12:35 PM
NAME: Nimer Maher Lamer, 27 (Vehicle Towed)
-Reckless Driving

22-157085
LOCATION: NB I-5/Hayden Island Exit – 6/12/22 @ 11:58 PM
NAME: Miguel Angel Garnica Garcia, 38 (Vehicle Towed)
-Reckless Driving
-DUII

22-157103
LOCATION: NE 107th Ave/NE Brazee St – 6/13/22 @ 12:59 AM
NAME: Sidney Mikel Robertson, 28 (Vehicle Towed)
-Reckless Driving
-Attempt to Elude by Vehicle
-Interference with a Public Safety Officer

The Bureau will continue to conduct these missions as staffing and resources allow.

Photograph: Black Car Stopped
Photograph: Chief Searching Car
Photograph: Gun Found
Photograph: K9 Track
Photograph: White Car Stopped
Photograph: Green Car Stopped

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Major Crash Team Activation at SE Taylor St and SE MLK JR Blvd - 06/12/22

On 6/12/22 at approximately 12:00 AM, the PPB Major Crash team was activated for a collision at SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd and SE Taylor St involving a electric rental scooter and a motor vehicle.

The rider of the scooter sustained life threatening injuries as a result of the crash and was transported by ambulance to an area hospital for treatment.

The driver of the vehicle stayed on scene and cooperated with investigators. This is the 38th MCT activation of 2022.

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Attempted Abduction of Jogger, Public Assistance Sought - 06/10/22

An early morning jogger in the South Tabor Neighborhood reported an attempted abduction by a suspect armed with what appeared to be a handgun, and investigators are requesting public assistance in the case.

On Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 4:26a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of an attempted kidnapping at Southeast 70th Avenue and Southeast Woodward Street. Responding officers found the victim hiding from the suspect in a bush nearby. The 42-year-old woman reported that she was approached by a suspect in a car, who initiated conversation by asking her for directions. The suspect then produced a handgun and demanded she get into his car. The victim ran away and the suspect drove off. She was not physically hurt. Officers searched the area for the suspect but he was not located.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 30's or 40's, with a close-trimmed beard, and possibly wearing glasses. The victim said he was soft-spoken and she thought he might be speaking quietly in an attempt to draw her closer. His vehicle is described an "older model" light green Subaru Outback wagon.

Detectives are investigating this incident and are requesting anyone with surveillance cameras in that area to check their footage around that time to see if the suspect or his vehicle was captured on video. The suspect may have been circling the blocks before contacting the victim. Also, if anyone has information about this incident or the suspect, they're asked to reach out. Please e-mail any information to crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 22-153618.

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Serial Robbery Suspect Arrested - 06/08/22

A suspect who is connected to over a dozen robberies in Portland has been arrested.

On Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 3:46p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of an armed robbery at a bar in the 800 block of North Lombard Street. There were no reported injuries. While officers were enroute, they were provided with a detailed suspect description of the suspect. A Public Safety Support Specialist on patrol saw the suspect driving away and radioed to other units. The Air Support Unit's airplane followed the suspect vehicle from above. The suspect was observed driving a high rate of speed, weaving through traffic. The suspect parked the car and jumped out near the 200 block of North Hayden Bay Drive. Numerous officers responded to assist, including K9 Unit members. The suspect was tracked to an apartment in the 0 block of North Hayden Bay Drive.

Because the suspect was believed to be armed with a gun, the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) responded to the scene. After numerous attempts to contact the suspect over at least four hours, the suspect surrendered. He had shaved his hair off in an attempt to change his appearance. A gun, which was determined to be a semiautomatic handgun replica, was seized as evidence.

Robbery Detectives responded to the scene and investigated. They connected the suspect to another robbery that was called in June 7 at 2:24p.m. at a coffee bar in the 2000 block of North McClellan Street.

They booked Andrey R. Mazur, 32, in the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Robbery in the Second Degree (2 counts, one for each of the above mentioned robberies). Detectives have connected Mazur to as many as 14 other robberies in Portland going back to May 9, 2022, and further charges are expected.

If anyone has additional information about these cases, please e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 22-152164.

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UPDATE: Interstate 84 Crash Investigation - 06/08/22

After a thorough investigation, the Major Crash Team has determined this incident to be a suicide originating from the overpass above Interstate 84. As such, the individual will not be identified and no further updates will be released.

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***Original Message Below***

On June 5th at approximately 8:20 AM, officers from the Central Precinct responded to a call of a collision involving a pedestrian on Interstate 84 near the Sandy Blvd Overpass.

Officers arrived and found one person deceased. The Major Crash Team was activated to process the scene.

Eastbound Interstate 84 will be closed until further notice from NE 33rd Ave to NE 39th Ave.

Update: it is estimated the freeway will reopen by noon.

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Arthur Fox
Arthur Fox
UPDATE: Rangers Find Arthur Fox! (Photo) - 06/07/22

On the afternoon of June 6, 2022, Park Ranger Supervisor Rhonan Eshoo and Park Rangers Tim Bergquist and Danielle Waltz were patrolling the East Bank Esplanade when they noticed what appeared to be an unresponsive individual in the foliage near the freeway fencing. Ranger Bergquist woke the man to check his welfare. The man told him he did not need assistance, so the rangers continued their patrolling.

The Missing Persons Alert disseminated by the Portland Police Bureau was forwarded to the rangers, and Rangers Bergquist and Waltz notified Supervisor Eshoo that they believed the man they checked the welfare of was the man from the alert. Eshoo called 911 and dispatched Rangers Sanchez and Kalivas to recheck the area. At about 4:15 p.m., Ranger Sanchez arrived at the man’s last known location and found him. Ranger Sanchez was able to positively identify the man as Arthur Fox.

Rangers Sanchez and Kalivas helped to keep Fox calm while a PPB officer assisted with ensuring the final details of reuniting Fox with his guardian were completed.

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***Original Message Below***

Portland Police Bureau’s Missing Persons Unit is seeking help from the community in finding missing and endangered Arthur Fox.

60-year-old Fox was checked out of his care facility on Friday, June 3, 2022, by his legal guardian. Fox’s guardian took him to dinner at a restaurant located in the 5300 Block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard. While at dinner, Fox wandered off and his guardian was unable to locate him. She last saw him at approximately 6:00p.m.

Arthur Fox is 5’8” and weighs 130lbs. He was last seen wearing a parka, tight gray sweatpants and black Nike sneakers. Fox has a twitch in his right arm and an upward head tilt. He has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and is delusional. Fox is non-communicative and will not be able to find his way home. He has no phone, money or identification.

There have been unconfirmed sightings of Fox in Downtown Portland, along West Burnside Street. Anyone who sees Arthur Fox is asked to immediately call 9-1-1.

Photograph: Arthur Fox
Photograph: Arthur Fox
Photograph: Arthur Fox

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Attached Media Files: Arthur Fox , Arthur Fox , Arthur Fox
Hanna Zerie
Hanna Zerie
UPDATE: Hanna Zerie Found Safe (Photo) - 06/03/22

Hanna Zerie was located safe this evening. A concerned community member saw her in the 4900 block of Southeast 108th Avenue and called police. Hanna was tired and complained of a sore back, but appears to be otherwise okay. She is back with her family. The Portland Police Bureau is grateful to the community for looking for her.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The Portland Police Bureau Missing Persons Unit is seeking a missing endangered woman in the Centennial Neighborhood and the community is asked to call if they see her.

Hanna Zerie, 90, left her home in the 1200 block of Southeast 144th Avenue on Friday, June 3, 2022 at about 11:00a.m. on her way to church near Southeast 148th Avenue and Southeast Division Street. She walks this route frequently. However, she did not return home as expected.

Hanna is an African-American female, 5'3" tall, 120lbs, last seen wearing a white scarf over her head, a green dress, and a pink sweater. She has a cross tattooed on her forehead, as seen in the photo. Hanna walks slowly and is not dressed for the weather. She does not speak English and is not familiar with bus services. She has diabetes but no other medical conditions.

If anyone sees her they're asked to call 911 right away.

Photo description: Hanna Zerie family photo

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Attached Media Files: Hanna Zerie
Manual.jpg
Manual.jpg
PPB Seeks Public Input on Directives (Photo) - 06/03/22

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).

2nd Universal Review: 6/2/22 – 7/1/22

• Directive 0910.00, Use of Force Reporting, Review, and Investigation (New)
• Directive 1015.00, Less Lethal Weapons (New)

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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Attached Media Files: Manual.jpg
Charles M. Edwards family photo
Charles M. Edwards family photo
UPDATE: Name of St. Johns Homicide Victim Released (Photo) - 06/02/22

The victim of the St. Johns homicide is identified as Charles M. Edwards, Sr, 62, of Portland. His family has been notified of his death and provided the attached photograph for public release.

The medical examiner determined the manner and cause of death was homicide by gunshot. This is still an active investigation and no further information is being released. If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective Tony Harris Tony.Harris@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0441 or Detective Shaye Samora Shaye.Samora@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0768.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

One male is deceased after a shooting in the St. Johns Neighborhood.

On Friday, May 27, 2022, at 6:03a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of a male deceased in a home in the 7100 block of North Columbia Boulevard. When officers arrived they found the victim deceased.

There is no suspect information available for release and no arrests have been made at this time.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit responded to the scene and is investigating. Detectives are working to determine what took place and are asking anyone with information to reach out to them. The primary investigators are Detective Tony Harris Tony.Harris@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0441 and Detective Shaye Samora Shaye.Samora@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0768.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be released when appropriate.

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Attached Media Files: Charles M. Edwards family photo
Nycole Lashawne Griffin
Nycole Lashawne Griffin
UPDATE #2: Suspect Charged in April Buckman Neighborhood Murder (Photo) - 06/02/22

A suspect has been charged in the Buckman Neighborhood homicide of Nycole L. Griffin from April 24th, 2022. On May 27th, Nathaniel C. Freeman, 33, was arraigned in Multnomah County court for Murder in First Degree, Murder in Second Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon (Firearm), and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Freeman had previously been arrested and charged in the murder of Morgan “Max” K. Victor, which occurred on May 4th (see https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/news/read.cfm?id=412298 ), and was in custody of Multnomah County jail.

Griffin's family has been notified. No further information is available.

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The victim in Sunday’s homicide has been identified as 30-year-old Nycole Lashawne Griffin. The Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and determined Griffin died from a gunshot wound and ruled his death a homicide. Griffin’s family has been notified and provided a photo for media release.

A clarification: Griffin was transported to a local hospital via a private vehicle by his friends. However, he was not simply dropped off--the friends stayed to speak with authorities.

Photo description: Nycole Lashawne Griffin

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***Original Message Below****

A shooting in the Buckman Neighborhood has left a man deceased and Homicide Unit detectives are investigating.

On Sunday, April 24, 2022 at 1:17a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of a shooting at Southeast 9th Avenue and Southeast Ash Street. Officers arrived and found evidence of a shooting and learned a possible victim may have left in a private vehicle. Officers went to Legacy Emanuel Hospital and learned the adult male victim had just been dropped off. Doctors confirmed that the victim was deceased.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit detectives responded to the scene and are investigating. If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective Joe Corona Joseph.Corona@portlandoregon.gov , 503-823-0508; or Detective Jennifer Hertzler at Jennifer.Hertzler@portlandoregon.gov , 503-823-1040. Please reference case number 22-108176.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's office will determine the victim's identity as well as cause and manner of death. If confirmed, this will be the 31st homicide of 2022, the 30th involving gunfire.

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Attached Media Files: Nycole Lashawne Griffin
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Manual.jpg
PPB Seeks Public Input on Directives (Photo) - 06/01/22

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: 6/1/22 – 6/16/22

• Directive 0630.30, Community Policing Citizen Ride-Along Program

2nd Universal Review: 6/1/22 – 6/30/22

• Directive 0312.50, Identification

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.

Photo description: Cover of Manual of Directives

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Attached Media Files: Manual.jpg