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40 Citations, 13 Warnings Issued in Thursday Night #VisionZero Traffic Safety Mission (Photo) - 04/29/17

On Thursday April 27, 2017, from approximately 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division, assisted by Transit Police, and East, North and Central Precinct officers, conducted a Vision Zero traffic safety mission along Southeast Powell Boulevard from the Willamette River to 52nd Avenue. This location was selected due to the congestion of vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic.

Officers focused on dangerous behaviors and the officers were free to make traffic stops on drivers, pedestrians and bicycle riders as they saw fit. The officers were encouraged to share information about the Vision Zero program during these contacts. As always, officers were allowed the discretion to issue citations, warnings or classes.

In total, 40 citations were issued as well as 13 written warnings for speeding.

The Traffic Division and Precinct operations will be conducting future enforcement missions as staffing allows.

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

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

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland - One Person Injured - 04/28/17

On Friday April 28, 2017, at 9:29 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to Southeast 136th Avenue and Powell Boulevard on the report of a shooting.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a male in his late-teens or early-20s suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.

Preliminary information indicates that the suspects are two black males, one wearing a red t-shirt, last seen running westbound on Powell Boulevard.

Southeast 136th Avenue between Powell Boulevard and Division Street is closed due to the ongoing investigation.

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

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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 25-Year-Old Woman - 04/28/17

25-year-old Danielle Brandon returned home tonight and is no longer a missing person.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate a 25-year-old woman missing since Thursday night.

Danielle Brandon is described as a white female, 5'6" tall, 118 pounds, possibly wearing a reddish brown top (pictured).

Brandon left her Northeast Portland residence at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Thursday April 27, 2017. She left behind her car, cell phone and ID.

Investigators believe Brandon may be in a mental health crisis and there is no indication of foul play.

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

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Juvenile Sex Trafficking Investigation Results in Two Arrests, Juvenile Victim Rescued (Photo) - 04/28/17

On Thursday April 27, 2017, the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit, in partnership with the Beaverton Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Child Exploitation Task Force, arrested two men and rescued a juvenile female victim in a sex trafficking investigation.

22-year-old Tre Quane Jenkins and 20-year-old Antonio Jaray Moore were arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Compelling Prostitution. A 16-year-old female sex trafficking victim was reunited with her family.

This investigation started several weeks ago and during the course of the investigation, officers located the victim at a residence in the 8500 block of Southeast Steele Street.

On Thursday, investigators arrived at the residence and made contact with the victim and safely removed her from the home. Three other subjects, including Jenkins and Moore, remained inside and refused to come out to officers. After approximately 10 minutes, the subjects came out and were taken into custody without incident. Jenkins and Moore were eventually booked on criminal charges while the third subject was released from the scene. A firearm was seized by police during the investigation.

This investigation is ongoing and officers would like to hear from anyone with information about this case.

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

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Suspect in Sex Abuse Arrested Wednesday by Portland Police Detectives (Photo) - 04/28/17

On April 26, 2017, Portland Police detectives arrested 54-year-old Kevin Lavan Taylor on a charge of Sex Abuse in the Third Degree in connection with an incident in November 2016 at a Portland Community College library. Taylor was booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

The investigation started on November 1, 2016, a female student at PCC Cascade Campus, located at 705 North Killingsworth Street, reported being forcibly touched in a sexual manner while in the library. During the course of the investigation, detectives obtained surveillance video of the suspect (image released). Further investigation indicates that there may be additional victims.

Anyone who may have been victimized by Taylor or has additional information about this investigation is encouraged to contact Detective Mike Bledsoe at 503-823-0400, michael.bledsoe@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Person Deceased After Jumping from Burnside Bridge - 04/27/17

On Thursday April 27, 2017, at 12:26 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report that a person jumped from the Burnside Bridge onto the Eastbank Esplanade.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a male deceased on the floating dock below the Burnside Bridge.

Access to the Eastbank Esplanade and floating dock near the Burnside Bridge will be closed until the investigation at the scene is complete and the Medical Examiner takes custody of the body.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Portland Police Bureau Accepting Voluntary Surveillance Camera Registrations to Aid in Public Safety (Photo) - 04/27/17

The Portland Police Bureau, using the CrimeReports Camera Registration program, is accepting voluntary surveillance camera registrations from businesses and community members as a proactive approach to aid in public safety and criminal investigations.

Knowing ahead of time where cameras exist can save investigative time and resources when a crime occurs in your neighborhood and may help solve and prevent crime. This police and community partnership has been successful in other cities and can help identify suspects, recover stolen property and solve crimes.

Registration of your home or business surveillance camera is completely voluntary and can be removed at any time. Registering a surveillance camera with the Portland Police Bureau does not mean police have automatic access or live feeds to your system (unless you provide that information); it simply means officers and detectives know where cameras are located so they may contact you to request access to the images.

Privacy is important to us and your information will not be shared with anyone outside law enforcement.

To register your surveillance camera, please visit https://legacy.crimereports.com/camera_registration#/agency/222

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Suspect Arrested in SW Portland After Reports of Man Pointing a Gun, Gunfire (Photo) - 04/26/17

On Wednesday April 26, 2017, at 6:22 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the area of Southwest Capitol Highway and Dickinson Street on the report of a man pointing a gun at passing cars.

As officers arrived in the area, gunfire was reported near the Capitol Hill Library with the suspect running towards Holly Farm Skate Park. Officers responded to the park, located the suspect who was still armed with a gun, and took him into custody without incident.

After the arrest, officers learned of two additional shooting scenes nearby and damage to a portable toilet in the park. No gunshot victims were located and officers do not believe anyone was hit by gunfire.

The suspect, 26-year-old Aaron Mathew Garcia, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Use of a Weapon (two counts), Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Discharging a Firearm in the City (two counts), Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

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Oregon US Attorney's Office to Honor Behavioral Health Unit at Special Ceremony (Photo) - 04/26/17

Today, Wednesday April 26, 2017, at 3:30 p.m., the Oregon United States Attorney's Office will be recognizing the work of the Portland Police Bureau's Behavioral Health Unit at a special ceremony on the 14th floor of the Justice Center.

Media is invited to attend and is encouraged to arrive early and check-in at Central Precinct.

Expected to speak at the brief ceremony will be the U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, Billy J. Williams, and Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman.

Since its inception in April 2013, the mission of the Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) is to coordinate the response of law enforcement and the behavioral health system to aid people in behavioral crisis resulting from known or suspected mental illness and or drug and alcohol addiction.

To learn more about BHU, please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/62135

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Pedestrian Killed in Early Morning Crash in Southeast Portland - 04/26/17

On Wednesday April 26, 2017, at 4:26 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Southeast 92nd Avenue and Foster Road on the report that a pedestrian was struck by a driver.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located an adult male suffering from traumatic injuries that did not initially appear to be life-threatening. During transport by ambulance to the hospital, the man went into cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead upon arrival at a Portland hospital. The man has not yet been identified by investigators.

The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. There was no indication of distracted driving or impairment.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team was notified and responded to conduct an investigation.

Preliminary information indicates that the driver was traveling westbound on Southeast Foster Road when the pedestrian stepped into the lane of traffic and was struck by the vehicle.

The driver was not arrested or cited at this time as there is an ongoing investigation. Once the investigation is complete, it will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review and consideration of possible charges.

This is the fourth pedestrian fatality of 2017 and the 10th fatal crash of the year investigated by the Major Crash Team.

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

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

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Early Morning Stabbing in North Portland - One Person Injured - 04/26/17

On Wednesday April 26, 2017, at 4:21 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing in the area of North Lombard Street and Tyler Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and contacted a 35-year-old male suffering from stab wounds. The victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for medical treatment. He is expected to survive.

Officers learned that the stabbing occurred at an abandoned house in the 7400 block of North Mohawk Street and that the suspect ran from the home just as police arrived at the scene. Several officers, including a Canine Unit, searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect was described as a white male, 5'8" to 5'11" tall, medium build, facial hair, wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Assault detectives at 503-823-0400.

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Prescription Drug Turn-In and Shred Event this Saturday (Photo) - 04/26/17

On Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau will host a prescription drug turn-in and shred event at Southeast Precinct, located at 4735 East Burnside Street.

This event is a partnership between the City of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention Program, the Portland Police Bureau, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Portland Police Bureau's Sunshine Division, and Wells Fargo.

Community members can come and drop off unwanted or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal and unwanted sensitive documents for secure shredding on site. Keeping sensitive documents and prescription meds out of the hands of people who might misuse them is an important technique for preventing fraud and drug abuse.

Acceptable items for the prescription drug turn in include: any prescription medications and samples, over the counter medications, vitamins, pet medications, medicated ointments, and liquid medication in leak proof containers.

Items not accepted: thermometers, sharps, syringes, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans, inhalers, EpiPens. To dispose of sharps, contact Metro at 503-234-3000 or http://www.oregonmetro.gov

Sunshine Division donation barrels will be available for donations of canned food, dry pasta, and gently-used clothing for needy families. Tax deduction forms will be provided.

A printable flyer is available for download by visiting https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/545037

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Prescription Drug Turn-In and Shred Event on Saturday (Photo) - 04/25/17

On Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau and partners will host a prescription drug turn-in and shred event at Southeast Precinct, located at 4735 East Burnside Street. The event ends at 2:00 p.m. or when the trucks are filled to capacity.

This event is a partnership between the City of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention Program, the Portland Police Bureau, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Portland Police Bureau's Sunshine Division, and the United States Postal Inspection Service.

Community members can come and drop off unwanted or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal and unwanted sensitive documents for secure shredding on site. Keeping sensitive documents and prescription meds out of the hands of people who might misuse them is an important technique for preventing fraud and drug abuse.

Acceptable items for the prescription drug turn in include: any prescription medications and samples, over the counter medications, vitamins, pet medications, medicated ointments, and liquid medication in leak proof containers.

Items not accepted: thermometers, sharps, syringes, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans, inhalers, EpiPens. To dispose of sharps, contact Metro at 503-234-3000 or http://www.oregonmetro.gov

Acceptable items for the shred event: up to two grocery bags of documents.

Items not accepted for shredding: cardboard or three ring binders

Sunshine Division donation barrels will be available for donations of canned food, dry pasta, and gently-used clothing for needy families. Tax deduction forms will be provided.

A printable flyer is available for download by visiting https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/68659

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GREAT Graduation Today at Alder School (Photo) - 04/25/17

Today, Tuesday April 25, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., the Portland Police Bureau G.R.E.A.T. Program will be honoring students at Alder School, located at 17200 Southeast Alder Street.

Officers Tracy Ballew, Chris Kulp and Steve Morinville will be celebrating the graduation and honoring the students hard work and achievement in the G.R.E.A.T. Program.

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

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

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

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Reports of Hate Graffiti in Northeast Portland's Cully Neighborhood - 04/22/17

On Saturday April 22, 2017, North Precinct officers responded to a report of hate graffiti tagged onto Trinity Lutheran Church and School, located at 5520 Northeast Kilingsworth Street.

Officers responded to the report of graffiti at 7:56 a.m. The responding officers noted hateful graffiti painted on the church and school property.

Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division responded to the location to collect evidence.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detectives Division Bias Crime Detail will investigate this case.

Anyone with information about this incident, including any neighborhood surveillance video, is encouraged to share it by email, CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov

To learn more about the City of Portland Graffiti Abatement Program, please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/32420

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

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

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

If you have been the victim of a bias crime assault, immediately call 9-1-1. If you have been the victim of a bias crime, such as vandalism or graffiti, please call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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

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

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UPDATE #4 - Death Investigation Underway at Southeast Portland Motel (Photo) - 04/22/17

The victim of a homicide that occurred on Friday April 21, 2017 in the 3100 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard has been identified as 42 year-old Valerie Johnson of Portland. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined Valerie Johnson died of strangulation.

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On Friday April 21, 2017 at 1:33 p.m., Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) officers arrested a man suspected of eluding police in a stolen vehicle as well as being a person of interest in a suspicious death investigation.

31-year-old Joshua Carlson was arrested in the in the 5200 block of Southeast Center Street. Based on information gathered during the investigation detectives are investigating the death as a homicide.

Late Friday night, Joshua Carlson was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Murder and Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy on Saturday. It is not expected there will be additional updates regarding this investigation until the Oregon State Medical Examiner has completed the autopsy and the victim's family is notified.

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On Friday April 21, 2017, at 8:26 a.m., Central Precinct officers attempted to stop a stolen 2009 green Ford Escape that was observed leaving the Motel Six, located at 3104 SE Powell Boulevard. Officers pursued the stolen vehicle, but terminated the pursuit in the area of SE Cesar E. Chavez Blvd and SE Francis Street because the driver of the stolen vehicle drove extremely recklessly and officers believed the driver endangered the safety of the public.

Shortly after the pursuit was terminated, officers who had remained at the Motel Six became aware of a deceased person inside a motel room. Members of the Homicide Division, Forensic Evidence Division, Oregon State Medical Examiner and Multnomah County District Attorney's Office responded to the Motel Six to take over the suspicious death investigation.

As investigators responded to the Motel Six, Central and East Precinct officers located the stolen vehicle from the earlier pursuit. The vehicle was located in a yard in the 4000 block of Southeast 51st Avenue. Officers established a perimeter and with the assistance of a K9 team, searched for the occupant of the stolen vehicle in the surrounding neighborhood. Officers did not locate any persons of interests during the search.

Just after 1:30 p.m., a community member contacted 911 to report a suspicious person had ran through a yard in the 5200 block of Southeast Francis Street. Based on the description proved to 911, responding officers believed the suspicious person was likely the driver of the stolen car and a person of interest in the suspicious death at the Motel Six.

The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) responded to the area to assist in locating the person of interest. SERT officers located the person on top of a roof of a structure in the 5200 block of Southeast Center Street. The person was taken into custody without incident.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner is expected to conduct an autopsy this weekend to determine the cause and manner of death, and to confirm the identity of the victim. Detectives continue to investigate the suspicious death.

Persons with information regarding this case should contact Detectives Brad Clifton at 503-823-0696, Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov or Bryan Steed at 503-823-0395, Bryan.Steed@portlandoregon.gov.

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Based on preliminary information, there is no known immediate threat to people in the surrounding neighborhood.

The initial release was missing the "no" in no known threat.

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Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives are conducting a death investigation in a room at the Motel 6, located at 3104 Southeast Powell Boulevard.

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

The motel is temporarily closed as this investigation develops. Based on preliminary information, there is no known immediate threat to people in the surrounding neighborhood.

Interested media should stage on the north side of Powell Boulevard on Southeast 31st Avenue.

Sergeant Chris Burley will be responding as Public Information Officer (PIO), ETA one hour.

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Attached Media Files: Joshua Carlson
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Update - Arrest: Detectives Investigating a Robbery and Shooting in Northeast Portland (Photo) - 04/22/17

On the evening of Friday April 21, 2017, North Precinct officers arrested 22-year-old Stephen Blanchard in connection with a robbery and shooting investigation that occurred on Tuesday April 18, 2017 near Northeast 20th Avenue and Northeast Alberta Street. The robbery left two persons injured.

Blanchard was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempted Murder, two counts of Robbery in the First Degree, and two counts of Assault in the Second Degree. Blanchard will be arraigned on Monday April 24, 2017.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact Detective Tracy Chamberlin at 503-823-4783, tracy.chamberlin@portlandoregon.gov.


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On Tuesday April 18, 2017, at 5:33 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the area of Northeast 20th Avenue and Alberta Street.

Officers arrived in the area and found two people suffering from injuries. One victim was suffering from a possible gunshot graze wound and a second victim was injured after being hit with a stick or bat. Both were treated at the scene by medical personnel.

Initial information indicated that the victims were robbed by two East African men and a white male, who ran out of the area after one of the suspects fired a shot. A Canine Unit searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspects descriptions.

The two East African men were described as tall and slender wearing hooded sweatshirts and the white male was described as 20 to 30 years old, 6'00" tall and 160 pounds.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact Detective Tracy Chamberlin at 503-823-4783, tracy.chamberlin@portlandoregon.gov.

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UPDATE - 3rd ARREST: 19-Year-Old Male Arrested for Holladay Park Homicide (Photo) - 04/22/17

On the evening of Friday April 21, 2017, North Precinct officers received information a third person involved with the homicide of 17-year-old Shawn Scott Jr. was near the Lloyd Center Mall.

Officers responded to the area, performed a traffic stop and arrested 19-year-old Miguel Thompson in the area of Northeast 7th Avenue and Northeast Fremont St.

Thompson was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Murder and Robbery in the First Degree.

Detectives continue to investigate this homicide and believe there are witnesses who have not contacted police with information.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319, Mark.Slater@portlandoregon.gov. or Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762, Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov

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This afternoon, Gresham Police Department officers arrested a second suspect involved in the robbery and homicide of 17-year-old Shawn Scott Jr.

17-year-old Malique Kennerly-Hicks of North Portland was arrested in the area of 164th Avenue and East Burnside Street.

Kennerly-Hicks was lodged at the Multnomah County Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home (JDH) on a charge of Robbery in the First Degree.

Detectives are continuing to investigate this homicide and believe there are witnesses who have not contacted police with information.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319, Mark.Slater@portlandoregon.gov. or Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762, Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov

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In the late evening hours of Thursday April 14, 2017, 18-year-old Kole Tabian Jones of Gresham, Oregon, was arrested in connection with the homicide of 17-year-old Shawn Scott Jr.

Jones was arrested in the area of 165th Avenue and East Burnside Street. Jones was driving a stolen car when he was stopped by a Gresham Police Department officer and was subsequently arrested for the homicide.

Jones was booked into the Multnomah County Jail late Friday morning on charges of Murder, Robbery in the First Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Vehicle. Jones will be arraigned on Monday in Multnomah County Court.

This investigation started on Tuesday April 11, 2017, at 4:34 p.m., when North Precinct, Central Precinct, and Transit Officers responded to Holladay Park, located at 1125 Northeast Holladay Street, on the report of a person with a gunshot injury.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located 17-year-old Shawn Scott Jr. of Vancouver, Washington, suffering from a fatal gunshot wound.

During the course of the investigation, Homicide detectives developed probable cause to arrest Kole Jones for murder.

Detectives are continuing to investigate this homicide and believe there are witnesses who have not contacted police with information.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319, Mark.Slater@portlandoregon.gov. or Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762, Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Malique Kennerly-Hicks , Miguel Thompson
Major Crash Team Investigating a Fatal Crash in Southeast Portland - 04/22/17

On Friday April 21, 2017, at 11:41 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a traffic crash at Southeast 37th Avenue and SE Powell Boulevard involving a motorcycle rider and a driver.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the crash scene where they learned that the male adult motorcycle rider had suffered traumatic injuries. The motorcyclist was declared dead at the scene. The operator of the motor vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with officers.

Based on information gathered from witnesses, investigators believe the motorcyclist was traveling eastbound on Southeast Powell Boulevard at a high rate of speed when he collided with a truck that was turning south onto Southeast 37th Avenue from westbound Southeast Powell Boulevard.

Speed is believed to be a factor in this fatal traffic crash.

The intersection is closed in all directions and will remain so for at least three hours as officers from the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team conduct a crash investigation.

No additional updates are expected this evening.

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

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

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SERT Activated; PIO Enroute - 04/21/17

The Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) are responding to the area of SE 52nd and Francis to assist detectives with a person of interest that may be connected to today's death investigation at the Motel 6.

Interested media should stage on SE FOster, west of 52nd Avenue. The Public Information Officer (PIO) will be responding to the scene.

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Police Join with Local Groups to Plant Peace Pole - 04/19/17

The Portland Police Bureau, in partnership with the Community Peace Collaborative and the Rotary Club of Portland, will plant a Peace Pole this Friday, April 21, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. at North Precinct. A Peace Pole is an internationally recognized symbol and reminder that peace is possible. The effort is part of Rotary International District 5100's plan to plant 100 Peace Poles throughout the Portland metro area this Friday. The poles display the all-inclusive universal message "May Peace Prevail on Earth," and are intended to inspire unity among people of all cultures, ethnicities and backgrounds. This project is funded by the Jubitz Family.

The Community Peace Collaborative is a group of committed partners who have come together to develop solutions, interventions and prevention strategies to reduce violence and crime in Multnomah County.

"Peace poles are a visual reminder that we all strive for peace in our communities," said North Precinct Commander Robert King. "We are honored to be a part of this event."

"This is the first peace pole on a police facility," said Chief Mike Marshman. "We want to thank the Community Peace Collaborative and Rotary International who work regularly with the Bureau on community policing efforts."

For more information about the Rotary's Peace Pole planting, visit:
https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2016/11/17/100-peace-pole-planting-april-21-2017/

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Off-Duty Portland Police Officer Arrested for DUI in Clark County on Saturday - 04/18/17

In the early morning hours of Saturday April 15, 2017, an off-duty Portland Police officer was arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Clark County, Washington.

Rodney Gustafson, a 27-year-veteran, was arrested and given a citation for Driving Under the Influence.

Officer Gustafson has been assigned to the Telephone Report Unit (TRU), which is standard procedure, pending the resolution of the case in Clark County.

The Portland Police Bureau cannot comment further on a personnel matter because it could interfere with the process of conducting a neutral, objective internal investigation and the Bureau must protect public employees' privacy interests consistent with the Oregon Public Records Law and relevant collective bargaining agreements.

Once the investigation is complete, this event will be the subject of an internal review and presentation to the Police Review Board.

Inquiries for information about the DUII investigation should be directed to the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

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Suspect Arrested Sunday in Connection with March 2017 Shooting in NW Portland (Photo) - 04/17/17

On Sunday April 16, 2017, Portland Police officers arrested 28-year-old Brant Keonaona Crabbe in connection with a March 2017 shooting that injured a man in Northwest Portland. Crabbe was booked into the Multnomah County Jail early Monday morning on charges of Attempted Murder, Assault in the Second Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Robbery in the First Degree, and Robbery in the Second Degree.

This investigation started on Sunday March 19, 2017, at 7:17 a.m., when Central Precinct officers responded to a residence in the Northwest Tower Apartments, located at 335 Northwest 19th Avenue, on the report of a shooting.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located an adult male suffering from non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. The victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment.

Central Precinct officers, assisted by a contingent of officers assigned to the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) searched a residence in the apartment building but did not locate the suspect.

Assault detectives developed leads in the case identifying Crabbe as the suspect and secured warrants for his arrest.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact Detective Tony Harris at 503-823-0768, tony.harris@portlandoregon.gov.

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Death Investigation Underway After Bones Discovered on SW Portland Hiking Trail - 04/16/17

On Sunday April 16, 2017, at 2:46 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 8400 block of Southwest Macadam Avenue on the report that hikers discovered some bones off a trail on the west side of Macadam Avenue.

Officers arrived and contacted the hikers who led them to the bones, which were up the trail a ways from Macadam Avenue in the River View Natural Area.

Based on an initial investigation, the bones appear to be human so Homicide detectives, Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division, and the Oregon State Medical Examiner have responded to the scene to conduct a death investigation.

At this point, there is no determination of age, race, or sex of the remains, or if there has been any criminal activity.

The remains will be transported by the Medical Examiner to the Oregon State Police Crime Lab for further examination.

The hiking trail will be closed for a few hours this evening until the investigation at the scene is complete.

No additional updates are expected this evening.

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UPDATE #2: Shooting Investigation Underway in East Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood - One Person Deceased (Photo) - 04/16/17

The victim in Saturday afternoon's homicide has been identified as 38-year-old Larry Edwin Van Dolah Jr. of St. Helens, Oregon. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined that Van Dolah died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Van Dolah's family has asked for complete privacy during this difficult time.

There are no new leads in the case and Homicide detectives would like to hear from anyone with information.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact Detective Vince Cui at 503-823-0449, vince.cui@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033, anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov.

The photo released is a 2015 Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles photo of Van Dolah.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

Homicide detectives are in the early stages of an investigation into the shooting death of an unidentified male. The Oregon State Medical Examiner is expected to conduct an autopsy on Sunday or Monday to determine the cause and manner of death, and to confirm the identity of the victim.

Preliminary information indicates that the suspects are three black males, ages 16 to 20 years old, all wearing hooded sweatshirts and blue jeans. They were last seen running southbound on 128th Avenue, crossing East Burnside Street.

East Precinct officers stopped two vehicles on Southeast 122nd Avenue, near Stark Street, but determined that the drivers and occupants were not related to the shooting.

At this point in the investigation, it is not known what led to the shooting or if the victim and suspects knew each other.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact Detective Vince Cui at 503-823-0449, vince.cui@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033, anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Saturday April 15, 2017, at 12:41 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of 128th Avenue and East Burnside Street on the report of gunfire and one person down on the ground.

Officers arrived in the area and located an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds on the east side of Northeast 128th Avenue at an entrance to the Menlo Park Elementary School recreation field. Medical personnel arrived and confirmed the man was deceased.

Preliminary information indicates that three unknown race males fled the area on foot after the shooting.

Homicide detectives, Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division (FED), a Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney, and the Medical Examiner are responding to conduct a death investigation.

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

Interested media should stage on East Burnside Street at 128th Avenue.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) will be responding to the scene.

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Statement from Chief of Police Mike Marshman (Photo) - 04/12/17

The following is a statement from Chief Mike Marshman regarding his return to full duty as Chief of Police:

"I look forward to getting back to work and supporting the members of the organization as they continue to do great work for the community on a daily basis.

"I will continue to focus on the bigger issues facing the City of Portland and the Police Bureau. I appreciate the support I have received from Bureau members and the community."

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Update: Homicide Detectives Investigating Shooting Death at Holladay Park - 04/12/17

The victim in yesterday's homicide has been identified as 17-year-old Shawn Scott Jr. of Vancouver, Washington. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined Scott died of a single gunshot wound.

Detectives continue to investigate this homicide and believe there are witnesses who have not contacted police with information. Anyone with information should contact Detectives Erik Kammerer or Mark Slater at 503-823-0400.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information about unsolved homicides can lead to a reward of up to $2,500 cash. All other unsolved felony crimes are eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube should be Shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###


On Tuesday April 11, 2017, at 4:34 p.m., North Precinct, Central Precinct, and Transit Officers responded to Holladay Park, located at 1125 Northeast Holladay Street, on the report of a person with a gunshot injury.

Officers, Portland Fire & Rescue and medical personnel arrived and located an unresponsive male with a gunshot wound. Medical personnel attempted to revive the injured male, but he died at the scene.

Persons interviewed by police said the suspect fled the scene after the shooting and he has not been located.

The identity of the deceased man will be released after the Medical Examiner conducts an autopsy and his family is notified.

It is believed there were multiple witnesses to this incident who have not spoken to officers. Anyone with information should contact Detectives Erik Kammerer or Mark Slater at 503-823-0400.

Homicide Detectives, Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division, a Deputy District Attorney from the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, and the Medical Examiner have responded to the scene and are continuing an investigation.

Holladay Park, Northeast 11th Avenue between Northeast Multnomah Street and Northeast Holladay Street, and the Holladay Park Transit Station will remain closed for the next hour.

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Downtown Building: Press Conference Today at 2 p.m. - 04/11/17

***Media Advisory Only: This is a joint news release from Portland Fire and Rescue, the Portland Bureau of Transportation and the Portland Police Bureau.***

Today, April 11, 2017, there will be a 2:00 p.m. press conference regarding the current structural incident at 1400 Southwest 5th Avenue.

All interested media should gather near the southeast corner of Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest Clay Street.The press conference will address current structural observations by Portland Fire and Rescue and potential traffic impacts on the coming rush-hour.

Commissioner Dan Saltzman, Portland Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief Andy Ponce, Portland Fire and Rescue Public Information Officer Lieutenant Rich Chatman, and Portland Bureau of Transportation Public Information Officer Dylan Rivera will provide information.


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Suspect Wanted for 2016 Gang Shooting Arrested (Photo) - 04/11/17

A suspect wanted for a shooting in June 2016 has been arrested by Tigard Police on an unrelated arrest warrant.

On Wednesday, June 29 2016, at 9:58 p.m., East Precinct, Central Precinct and Transit Division officers responded to a report of gunfire in the area of Northeast 99th Avenue and Northeast Glisan Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located a 16-year-old male suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Based on information learned at the scene, the shooting was believed to be gang-related. The Gang Enforcement Team learned there was a fight on a nearby Transit Station just prior to the shooting. Officers recovered 28 shell casings and also located four apartments that were struck by gunfire. The apartments were determined to be unintended targets.

Based on information gathered during the investigation, Gang Enforcement Detectives developed probable cause to arrest Bahati Forest Banks for the shooting. On Friday, April 7, 2017, Banks was arrested by Tigard Police. Banks was transported to Portland and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center and charged with Attempted Murder, Assault in the First Degree, Assault in the Second Degree and seven counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

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Attached Media Files: Bahati Banks
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Suspect in March 28, 2017 Northeast Portland Shooting Booked into Jail (Photo) - 04/11/17

On Tuesday March 28, 2017, at 2:25 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Budget Inn, located at 11417 NE Sandy Blvd, after an officer heard a gunshot.

Officers responded to the Budget Inn and found evidence of gunfire. Officers located a male with an injury to his leg and several witnesses to the incident. Officers determined the injured male had broken his leg and received a gunshot wound to his leg during an altercation in the parking lot.

Officers interviewed witnesses to the incident and determined the injured male, 42-year-old Terrance Booker, had fired a gun at an occupied parked vehicle and fallen to the ground, breaking his leg and causing a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his leg. Terrance Booker was transported to an area hospital by ambulance for medical treatment.

Portland Police Bureau Assault Detail detectives and the Forensic Evidence Division responded to the location and continued the investigation.

On Monday April 10, 2017, Terrance Booker was released from an area hospital and booked in the Multnomah County Jail on two counts of Attempt Aggravated Murder, Attempt Assault in the First Degree, two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and a State of Arkansas Parole Violation Warrant for Murder.

Anyone with information regarding this case should contact Detective Arjay Dran at 503-823-0400.

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Attached Media Files: Terrance Booker
Credit Union Robbery Investigation on Monday in Irvington Neighborhood - 04/10/17

On Monday April 10, 2017, at 11:30 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at OnPoint Community Credit Union, located at 1720 Northeast 9th Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with employees who told police that the suspect presented a demand note and obtained an undisclosed amount of cash from the teller but did not display any weapons. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the bank without incident.

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

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 20-years-old, 150 pounds, wearing a red wig, black glasses and a black shirt.

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

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Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 04/10/17

The Portland Police Bureau directs member action through the establishment of policy, procedure and rule, as found within Bureau directives.

Currently, the Bureau in the process of reviewing all of its directives and is asking for the community's feedback regarding the following:

* 010.00, Directives Manual
* 310.00, Conduct Professional
* 310.20, Retaliation Prohibited
* 310.50, Truthfulness
* 344.00, Compliance with HRAR
* 344.05, Biased Based Policing/Profiling Prohibited

Community members are encouraged to read the directives and provide drafting comments at:
http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/59757

This webpage also enables community members to sign up for email notifications when new directives are posted for review.

These directives will remain posted and comments collected through Saturday, May 6, 2017.

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Bank Robbery on Monday Morning in Downtown Portland - 04/10/17

On Monday April 10, 2017, at 9:16 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at Umpqua Bank, located at 750 Southwest Yamhill Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with employees who told police that the suspect demanded money from the teller while possessing a black handgun. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the bank without incident.

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

The suspect is described as a 45 to 50-year-old white male, 5'3" to 5'4" tall, medium build, clean shaven, very pale, with bad teeth and wearing a hooded beige jacket, black sweatshirt, stonewashed blue jeans, and black shoes. The suspect was reported to be armed with a black handgun.

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


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Update: Man Arrested for Stabbing Two Men in East Portland (Photo) - 04/10/17

The suspect arrested after an assault at the Glendoveer Estates Apartments, located at 601 Northeast 162nd Avenue, has been identified as 19-year-old Josue Sanchez. Josue Sanchez was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on two counts of Assault in the Second Degree.

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###ORIGINAL RESPONSE BELOW###


On Monday April 10, 2017, at 3:45 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Glendoveer Estates Apartments, located at 601 Northeast 162nd Avenue, on the report of a stabbing.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located two victims suffering from non-life-threatening injuries. The first victim, a 21-year-old male, was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to a non-life-threatening injury to his ear. The second victim, a 23-year-old, was also transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to a non-life-threatening injury to his forehead.

Officers learned that a group of persons were at a party when the assaults occurred.

The suspect was located, arrested without incident, and is currently with detectives from the Portland Police Bureau Assault Detective Detail.

An update will be provided later today with the suspect's name and charges.

Anyone with additional information regarding this case should contact Detective Jeff Sharp at 503-823-0400.

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Attached Media Files: Josue Sanchez
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PPB Launches Updated Open Data Portal (Photo) - 04/10/17

The Portland Police Bureau has revamped the data portion of its website to be more user friendly. Community members can view reported crime statistics and download open data at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/OpenData

An interactive dashboard on the site allows users to view monthly reported crime statistics by Portland neighborhood. The dashboard and open dataset will be updated on a monthly basis with the previous month's data.

The data includes all offenses reported in Portland since May 2015. The dashboard allows a user to filter and customize analyses based on a variety of factors including neighborhood, month and offense. Users can download the open data, an image or PDF using the Download Open Data tab on the dashboard.

As of May 2015, the PPB reports crime statistics using the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). Under this system more types of offenses and all offenses that occurred within an incident are reported. The previous reporting system used a hierarchy to report only the most serious offense within an incident.The NIBRS provides a more accurate and complete reflection of the nature of crime. More information on this reporting system including definitions of offenses and explanation of how it differs from previous crime reporting formats can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/618535

The PPB is a proud participant in the Police Data Initiative (PDI). The intent of the PDI is to leverage the use of data to increase transparency, build trust and strengthen accountability. As a participating agency, PPB is committed to making open data accessible to community members. Reported crime is the first dataset to be released as part of this initiative. This site continues to include data and information on: Officer-involved shootings, Calls for Service, Historical Data, Stops Data Collection and Use of Force Data Summaries.

Additional interactive visualizations and open datasets will be released in the future.

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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Friday April 14 - 04/09/17

Sgt. Chris Burley is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) for the Portland Police Bureau until Friday April 14, 2017, at 8:00 a.m.

Sgt. Burley will be available by email (ppbpio@portlandoregon.gov) or media-only pager to answer questions or respond to incidents with a clear need for immediate public notification due to community safety concerns.

Guidelines for media, including how to officially request records, may be found here: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/571559

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UPDATE - Small Child Wandering at SE 92nd and Division Taken Into Protective Custody - Parents Unknown (Photo) - 04/07/17

Police have been contacted by the child's family and will put them in contact with DHS to reunite with the child. Preliminary information indicates the child wandered out of his nearby home while an older relative was sleeping.

No criminal charges are expected in this case.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Friday April 7, 2017, at 5:22 p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to US Green Café, located at 9226 SE Division Street, on the report that a small child was found wandering alone in the area.

Officers arrived and attempted to communicate with the child, who is believed to be between two and four years old, but could not determine his name, age or family name. The child is a boy, approximately three feet tall, 30 pounds, does not seem to speak English, and appears in good health. He has been taken into protective custody and the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) has been notified.

Anyone with information about the child's identity or who his parents are should call 9-1-1.

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Detectives Investigating Bank and Credit Union Robberies in Northeast Portland (Photo) - 04/07/17

Robbery detectives are investigating Friday afternoon robberies at a Northeast Portland bank and credit union that detectives believe were committed by the same suspect.

On Friday April 7, 2017, at 1:08 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Bank of the West, located at 905 Northeast Halsey Street, on the report of a bank robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted bank employees who told police that the suspect implied that he had a gun and demanded money. The suspect did not get any cash and left the bank without incident.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 40s, 6'1" tall, medium build, wearing glasses, a blue baseball cap and dark clothing.

At 1:20 p.m., officers responded to Advantis Credit Union, located at 3515 Northeast 15th Avenue, on the report of a robbery.

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

The suspect is described as a black male in his 30s to 40s, 5'10" tall, 180 pounds, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt blue baseball cap and glasses.

Surveillance images are being released to aid in this investigation.

Anyone seeing this suspect is asked to call 9-1-1.

Anyone with information about these robberies is asked to contact Detective Brett Hawkinson at 503-823-1081, brett.hawkinson@portlandoregon.gov.

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14 Men Arrested in Undercover Sex Trafficking Missions - 04/07/17

From March 23 to April 5, 2017, the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit conducted undercover missions to address online sex trafficking.

Investigators posted online ads on known sex trafficking websites. 14 men contacted undercover police officers to arrange payment for sexual acts. Investigators were assisted by Portland area hotels as part of this effort.

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

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

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

13 of the 14 men who responded to the ad and came to the hotel were arrested for the misdemeanor crime of Commercial Sexual Solicitation. One man was additionally charged with Possession and Delivery of a Controlled Substance, while one man was charged only with Delivery and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

The following is a list of the men arrested:

* 45-year-old Michael Dale Sizemore of Forest Grove, Oregon.

* 48-year-old Sergio Franco-Ruiz of Vancouver, Washington.

* 57-year-old Robert Rollins of Portland, Oregon.

* 38-year-old Joseph Salstrom of West Linn, Oregon.

* 36-year-old David Gleave of West Linn, Oregon.

* 47-year-old Viktor Bozhko of Clackamas, Oregon.

* 31-year-old Konstantin Viktorovich Konkin of Gresham, Oregon.

* 56-year-old Ronald Herbert Brooker of Portland, Oregon.

* 22-year-old Tyler Jon Moon of Vancouver, Washington.

* 44-year-old Jason Kim Chin of Portland, Oregon.

* 32-year-old Wesley Edward Baumgardner of Battle Ground, Washington.

* 33-year-old Diego Elias Yac Sanchez of Vancouver, Washington.

* 58-year-old Richard Lynn Schneider of Vancouver Washington, was also charged with Delivery of Hydrocodone.

* 46-year-old Scott Powers of Milwaukie, Oregon, was only charged with Delivery and Possession of Methamphetamine.

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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20-Year-Old Man Arrested for Numerous Sex Crimes Involving a 13-Year-Old Girl (Photo) - 04/07/17

On Wednesday April 5, 2017, at approximately 6:00 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the area of Powell Park, located at Southeast 26th Avenue and Powell Boulevard, on the report that a homicide had occurred in the park.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted a 13-year-old female who told police that a homeless man she'd been with for the past few days was claiming to have killed someone. Officers checked the park, did not find any evidence of a homicide but did learn that the 13-year-old was reported runaway and the man was providing her drugs and had been sexually assaulting her.

The 13-year-old female victim was taken to a Portland hospital for a sexual assault examination.

20-year-old Ahmed Hadir Ahmed was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Rape in the Second Degree, Sodomy in the Second Degree (two counts), Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the Second Degree, Sex Abuse in the First Degree, Delivery of Methamphetamine to a Juvenile, and Delivery of a Controlled Substance to a Juvenile in the First Degree.

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North Portland Neighborhood Market Robbed Late Thursday Night - No Injuries - 04/07/17

On Thursday April 6, 2017, at 9:18 p.m., North Precinct responded to the In and Out Market, located at 800 North Killingsworth Street, on the report of an armed robbery.

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

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

The suspect is described as an unknown race male wearing all dark clothing and a mask, armed with a handgun.

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

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Two Days of Youth Disturbances Result in Four Arrests in Southeast Portland - 04/07/17

On Wednesday April 5 and Thursday April 6, 2017, East Precinct officers responded to two significant events involving large groups of youth fighting and creating disturbances.

On Wednesday, at approximately 5:45 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to Mall 205 on the report of a group of approximately 20 youth inside the mall fighting with security, assaulting mall employees, and damaging property.

Officers encountered some of the group outside the mall, detaining some while others fled the area. After additional investigation, three youth were arrested in connection with the incident: Two 14-year-old females and a 14-year-old male.

On Thursday, at approximately 6:30 p.m., officers first responded to the East Portland Community Center in the 700 block of Southeast 106th Avenue (across from East Precinct) then received updated information that the group moved to the parking lot of Big Lots in the 10200 block of Southeast Washington Street where 20 to 40 teens were fighting.

Arriving officers took a 14-year-old male into custody and a large group of youth ran from the area while another large group stayed in the area and were verbally aggressive towards the police. Multiple officers, community center employees and school administrators from nearby Floyd Light Middle School worked to disperse the remaining youth from the parking lot.

Representatives from community partners Street Level Gang Outreach (SLGO), the Latino Network, Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center (POIC), the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) responded to the scene and are working with police to address these incidents and work to keep them from happening in the future.

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Public Alert: Unidentified Man Attempts to Lure Teen Girl into Vehicle - 04/07/17

The Portland Police Bureau would like to alert the public about a report of a man attempting to lure a teen girl into his vehicle in Southeast Portland's Eastmoreland Neighborhood.

On April 5, 2017, at 12:00 p.m., Central Precinct officers spoke with a 17-year-old girl who told police that at approximately 11:00 a.m., she was walking westbound on Southeast Bybee Boulevard near 28th Avenue when a man driving a pick-up approached her from behind.

The victim told police that the driver offered her a ride and when she refused, he ordered her into the truck. The victim declined the ride again and the man drove away.

The victim described the driver as a white male in his late 40s to early 50s, medium build, light-colored short hair, wearing a tan coat and sunglasses. The pickup truck is described as a newer tan pickup.

The Portland Police Bureau is not aware of any similar reports about this suspect.

Anyone witnessing a luring-type incident is asked to immediately call 9-1-1 and provide as much information as possible. If any residents in the area of this incident have residential surveillance cameras, investigators are asking them to check recordings for any possible images of the suspect.

Non-emergency information about this incident may be shared by email to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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

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

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11 Citations, 15 Warnings in Thursday Night #VisionZero Traffic Safety Mission (Photo) - 04/07/17

On Thursday April 6, 2017, from approximately 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division, assisted by Transit Police, and East, North and Central Precinct officers, conducted a Vision Zero traffic safety mission along Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, from 20th to 50th Avenues. This location was selected due to the congestion of vehicular and pedestrian traffic, along with the recent reduction in the speed limit on this stretch of the roadway.

Officers focused on dangerous behaviors and the officers were free to make traffic stops on drivers, pedestrians and bicycle riders as they saw fit. The officers were encouraged to share information about the Vision Zero program during these contacts. As always, officers were allowed the discretion to issue citations, warnings or classes.

In total, 11 citations were issued as well as 15 written warnings for speeding.

The Traffic Division and Precinct operations will be conducting future enforcement missions as staffing allows.

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

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

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Red Means Help Campaign Aimed at Victims of Labor Trafficking (Photo) - 04/06/17

The Portland Police Bureau is launching a new public awareness and internal training aimed at helping victims of labor trafficking.

Over the last few years, local community stakeholders, including immigration attorneys and Portland nonprofit organizations, have brought information regarding foreign-born trafficking cases occurring in the Portland metro area. These cases involve foreign-born individuals (with both documented and undocumented status) who are brought to Oregon under a false promise to work in the service industry (e.g.: migrant/seasonal farm labor, tree harvesting industry, domestic caretakers and nannies). Traffickers are sometimes known to the victims as they originate from the same community, are sometimes even family relatives, or purport to be an employment organization. Traffickers often use means of immigration fraud, coercion and use of physical force to deceive trafficking victims and lure them into falsely promised jobs.

To increase the chances of identifying trafficking victims and provide them with a pathway to safety, the Police Bureau and its partners at Portland State University are launching an awareness campaign: Red Means Help. Red Means Help focuses on non-verbal communication messaging by possible victims with no English or limited English language skills and an officer/first responder. Its goal is to educate first responders, raise public awareness and message to victims there is a way to reach out for assistance.

The Red Means Help campaign has been designed by the students of Portland State University Advertising Department's agency, Fir NW. The Red Means Help campaign will have strategically placed messaging where victims often travel, such as transit. Ads will appear in several languages and establishes a clue officers will be trained to look for.

As part of the campaign, the Bureau has produced a law enforcement roll call video on response protocols called "Window of Opportunity," as well as a documentary film, "Reclaiming their Lives," which targets a specific audience of vetted community stakeholders and partners in order to shield survivors' identities.

The Red Means Help campaign was developed with the understanding that the majority of victims come from countries and cultures where they do not trust police/government. Trafficking victims often do not report their labor trafficking exploitation, as they don't know they have victim's rights in Oregon, and are unfamiliar with how to access the criminal justice system.

The Portland Police Bureau has also established an email that the community can use to share tips/non-emergency content: stopslavery@portlandoregon.gov

For more information, visit the Bureau's website https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/73405

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Bank Robbery Investigation on Tuesday Afternoon in Sellwood - 04/04/17

On Tuesday April 4, 2017, at 1:13 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at Key Bank, located at 8112 Southeast 13th Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with employees who told police that the suspect demanded money from the teller but did not display any weapons. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the bank without incident.

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

The suspect is described as a mixed-race, black or Middle Eastern male, 6' tall, 180 pounds, beard, shaved head, wearing dark clothing.

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

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50-Year-Old Man Arrested for Stabbing in Old Town Hotel (Photo) - 04/04/17

On Tuesday April 4, 2017, at 2:18 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Biltmore Hotel, located at 310 Northwest 6th Avenue, on the report of a stabbing.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim suffering from a serious injury. The victim, a 48-year-old male, was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers learned that the victim and suspect both lived in the hotel and that the suspect returned to his room after the assault.

The suspect, 50-year-old Jeffrey Allen Donner, was arrested without incident and was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Assault in the Second Degree.

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Cocaine, Xanax, Marijuana and a Gun Seized in Traffic Stop -- Two Men Arrested (Photo) - 04/03/17

On Saturday April 1, 2017, at 10:17 p.m., East Precinct officers stopped a driver at Northeast 122nd Avenue and Glisan Street for traffic infractions.

Officers contacted the driver, 26-year-old Nathaniel Thomas Peters, and the passenger, 29-year-old Jamias Leondre Hart-Rasberry. During the course of the traffic stop, officers learned that Hart-Rasberry had a warrant for his arrest and he was taken into custody without incident.

Officers outside the vehicle could see what they believed to be was a handgun in the seat-back of the passenger seat. After arresting Hart-Rasberry and having Peters exit the vehicle, officers seized the handgun and located in the vehicle approximately 22 grams of crack cocaine, approximately four dozen Xanax pills, and two pounds of marijuana.

Peters was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Manufacturing/Delivery of a Control Substance in the Fourth Degree, and Delivery of Cocaine.

Hart-Rasberry was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Delivery of Cocaine, Manufacturing/Delivery of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree, and Fail to Register as a Sex Offender. Additionally, Hart-Rasberry was booked on a parole violation.

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Traffic Division, Union Pacific Railroad Police Issue Several Citations During Safety Mission in CEID (Photo) - 04/03/17

On Friday March 31, 2017, Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division officers, in partnership with the Union Pacific Railroad Police Department, conducted a joint traffic safety mission in the Central Eastside Industrial District (CEID), specific to railroad crossings.

The effort came about due to complaints from the railroad about drivers, pedestrians and bicycle riders not stopping for railroad crossing arms as well as pedestrians crossing over and under slow-moving rail traffic.

During the enforcement and awareness mission, officers focused on the area from Southeast Stark to Clinton Streets, Water to 12th Avenues.

Officers issued 17 citations to motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians for a variety of violations related to railroad crossings. Officers attempted to stop one pedestrian who ran from police but was captured and arrested on outstanding warrants and other criminal charges.

To learn more about railroad safety, please visit https://www.up.com/aboutup/community/safety/

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

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

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Suspect Arrested After Blowing Up Fireworks, Reports of Gunfire in Northeast Portland Home (Photo) - 04/03/17

On Monday April 3, 2017, at 12:14 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of gunfire in the area of Northeast 152nd Avenue and Beech Court. Officers arrived in the area and heard a loud "bang" coming from the area of a nearby home on Beech Court and saw an explosion next to one of the arriving patrol cars as well as an explosion in the back yard of the home.
As officers began establishing containment around the home and checked for evidence of gunfire and victims, a man walked out of the home and was contacted by officers.

The man, later identified as 24-year-old Nicholas Lee Burtner, appeared under the influence of intoxicants and was unable to provide information to officers. The officer noted several "Roman Candle" firework cylinders and a roll of partially burned paper towels along the side of the house.

Officers conducted a welfare check inside the home to determine if there were any victims and located the house in complete disarray and observed several firearms, bullets, evidence of gunfire, and a large quantity of pills believed to be benzodiazepine, commonly known as the prescription drug Xanax. Officers also located evidence of butane hash oil (BHO) manufacturing in the home.

Officers spoke with other residents of the home and learned that Burtner was acting erratically, was armed with a gun and was shooting off fireworks. No gunshot victims or injured parties were located in the home.

Portland Fire & Rescue responded and assisted with the scene to make sure there were no dangerous chemicals or risk of fire remaining at the home.

The firearms and pills were seized as part of an ongoing investigation into drug activity.
Burtner was arrested booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree. He'll be arraigned on Tuesday.

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Update: Three People Struck by Car in Southeast Portland (Photo) - 04/03/17

The man arrested for crashing a car into a group of persons standing near Southeast 97th Avenue on Sunday April 2, 2017 was identified as 22-year-old Henry Nikila II. Nikila was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Second Degree, Reckless Endangering (three counts), Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver -- Property Damage (three counts), Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver -- Injury (three counts), and Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants. Nikila will be arraigned Monday.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###


On Sunday, April 2, 2017, at 4:03 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a person intentionally struck by a vehicle in the 100 Block of SE 97th Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived on-scene and learned three persons were struck by a silver 2016 Chevrolet Impala. Two of the persons struck received minor injuries. One man experienced serious, but non-life-threatening injuries; he was transported to an area hospital by ambulance. One of the persons with minor injuries was transported to an area hospital by family and the other did not seek medical attention at the time of the investigation.

Responding officers canvassed the area and located the suspect and his vehicle at the Chestnut Tree Inn, located at 9699 SE Stark St. Officers observed significant front-end damage to the vehicle.

During the investigation, officers learned from witnesses that the suspect had driven his vehicle through the neighborhood at a high rate of speed on multiple occasions during the evening. People standing on the west side of Southeast 97th Avenue requested the suspect slow down. Shortly after this occurred, the suspect drove his vehicle into the crowd, at which time, he struck three people in the group.

The preliminary investigation suggests speed and impairment may be a factor in what appears to be a deliberate act to crash into a group of people.

Currently, members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail and the Traffic Division are investigating the incident.

The suspect's identity and charges will be released at a later time.

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

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work toward reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.
To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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Suspect Arrested for Robbery, Coercion in Connection with Wednesday Protest in Downtown Portland (Photo) - 04/02/17

On Sunday April 2, 2017, Portland Police Bureau North Precinct officers arrested a 45-year-old man wanted in connection with an incident that occurred during a protest in Downtown Portland last week.

Philip Stan Schaefer was arrested this morning at a Northeast Portland Starbucks, when an officer recognized him from a Detective Division wanted bulletin. Schaefer approached officers and was filming them as they had coffee when the officer recognized him as the suspect and took him into custody.

Schaefer was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the Second Degree and Coercion. He will be arraigned on Monday.

Schaefer's charges come as a result of an encounter he had with a man outside the Portland Building, much of which is caught on camera by local media and others recording the encounter.

Six other people were arrested in connection with the protest that occurred on Wednesday March 29:

* 35-year-old Lucy Elizabeth Smith was arrested for Assault in the Fourth Degree and Strangulation, in connection with an assault that occurred outside the front doors to the Portland Building (same incident involving Philip Schaefer).

* 46-year-old Tara Parrish was arrested for Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

* 34-year-old Hollis Laray Patrick McClure was arrested at Southwest 5th Avenue and Madison Street for Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

* 20-year-old Adebisi Ashley Okuneye was arrested at Southeast 5th Avenue and Madison Street for Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

* 22-year-old Damion Zachary Feller was arrested at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Madison Street for Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Reckless Burning. Feller was observed burning a flare outside the Portland Building earlier in the afternoon.

* A 14-year-old male was arrested for Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

The Portland Building was placed into lockout at the request of the Police Bureau on Wednesday due to safety concerns for City employees working in the building. Officers took reports of two assaults and property damage at the Portland Building during the early afternoon protest. Both of those incidents remain under investigation.

The investigation into the assaults at the Portland Building are continuing and additional arrests are possible as investigators work to identify all participants.

Anyone with information is asked to provide it to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov.

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Suspect Carjacks Driver in Southeast Portland - 04/02/17

On Sunday April 2, 2017, at 10:26 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a carjacking in the area of Southeast Reedway Street and Southeast 72nd Avenue.


As officers responded to the area, the victim informed the 911 call-taker a man had stopped her and told her she had struck him with her vehicle. The suspect entered the woman's vehicle and initially demanded he be taken to a hospital. He then instructed the driver to exit the vehicle while implying he possessed weapon. The suspect attempted to drive off in the victim's vehicle, however, the vehicle broke down a short distance from where it was originally taken. The suspect exited the vehicle and was last seen in Mount Scott Park.


Officers responded to the area and attempted to locate the suspect with the assistance of a K9 team. Officers contacted the victim who was unharmed and recovered the stolen vehicle, a gray 2017 Toyota Corolla.


A weapon was implied by the man, but no weapon was seen. The suspect is described as a white male, 5'7" to 5'9", 160 to 170 pounds, 26 -27 years old, with a "#" tattoo near his left eye. He was wearing a gray baseball cap, gray zip-up hooded sweatshirt and light-colored blue jeans.


Anyone with information about this suspect or the carjacking should call the Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail at (503)823-0412.

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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Monday April 3 at 8:00 a.m. - 04/01/17

Sgt. Chris Burley is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) for the Portland Police Bureau until Monday April 3, 2017, at 8:00 a.m.

Sgt. Burley will be available by email (ppbpio@portlandoregon.gov) or media-only pager to answer questions or respond to incidents with a clear need for immediate public notification due to community safety concerns.

Guidelines for media, including how to officially request records, may be found here: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/571559

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