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Suspect Pleads Guilty to 1995 Homicide of Darrin Ezell (Photo) - 01/17/17

On Friday January 13, 2017, 47-year-old Adrian Cavette Stafford pled guilty to one count of Manslaughter in the First Degree and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery in the First Degree in connection with the 1995 murder of Darrin Ezell. Adrian Stafford is awaiting sentencing in this case, which is expected to be 19 years in prison.

51-year-old Danny Conner and 53-year-old Vinson Louis White previously pled guilty and are also awaiting sentencing.

A fourth defendant, 47-year-old Selwyn Terris Stafford (Adrian's brother), is awaiting trial in this case.

This investigation started on December 20, 1995, at approximately 7:20 a.m., when 24-year-old Darrin Ezell was killed while sleeping inside his home, located in the 9300 block of Southeast Ramona Street. Two children were in the home at the time of the homicide but were not harmed.

In 2012, Portland Police Bureau Cold Case Homicide Unit Detectives Jim Lawrence and Meredith Hopper began reviewing the case and developed new leads in the investigation. Detectives worked in collaboration with Chief Deputy District Attorney Kirsten Snowden, Senior Deputy District Attorney John Casalino and Deputy District Attorney Melissa Marrero of the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, which assists in reviewing cold cases for possible prosecution.

The Cold Case Homicide Unit reviews unsolved murders in the Portland area and, since its inception in 2004, has reviewed approximately 250 homicide cases and solved more than 40.

The Portland Police Bureau Cold Case Homicide Unit is comprised of a Sergeant and four Detectives who are assisted by several retired investigators who volunteer their time to assist in solving cases.

The Portland Police Bureau Cold Case Homicide Unit has a close partnership with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office and the Oregon State Police Crime Lab.

The Portland Police Bureau Cold Case Homicide Unit's slogan is: "We don't give up. We never give up."

Information about many of these unsolved homicides can be viewed by visiting http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/35696

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Bank Robbery Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland - 01/13/17

On Friday January 13, 2017, at 5:11 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the US Bank branch located at 16002 Southeast Division Street on the report of a robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with employees who told police that the suspect entered the bank, jumped the counter and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the bank without incident. The suspect implied that he had a gun but none was seen.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 40s, 5'9" tall, thin build, blue or green eyes, wearing dark clothing and a dark bandana covering his face.

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

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

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Stabbing Investigation Underway at Holladay Park - One Teen Male Injured - 01/12/17

On Thursday January 12, 2017, at 5:52 p.m., North Precinct, Transit Police and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to Holladay Park, located at Northeast 11th Avenue and Holladay Street, on the report of a stabbing.

Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and contacted the victim, a teen male, who was suffering from non-life-threatening stab wounds. He was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment.

The victim told police that he was surrounded by five black males in Holladay Park and one of them stabbed him. The victim told police that all five males were wearing red clothing.

No suspects have been located and the Gang Enforcement Team is investigating the stabbing.

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

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Officers Providing Transport to Shelter, Assisting Stranded Motorists Overnight (Photo) - 01/11/17

Portland Police Bureau officers have been actively assisting those in need overnight due to the heavy snow in the Portland area.

East Precinct officers were out looking for stranded motorists and developing a safety plan for folks stuck in their cars, including transportation to safe, warm locations. If vehicles were unoccupied, officers were marking them with yellow tape to indicate that the car had been checked and was clear. Officers on ATVs and in SUVs contacted and/or marked nearly three dozen vehicles on I-205 and along surface streets.

Central Precinct officers responded to dozens of hazard calls, especially in the West Hills, I-5, I-405 and Highway 26. Officers worked to block roadways that were of significant concerns and worked with the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to close others.

Officers responded to stranded motorists and worked to help them get to a safe place. Some were able to get home while others were given rides by police to Central Precinct where they were provided food as officers contacted area hotels to arrange for rooms. Once rooms were secured, officers gave families rides to the hotels for the night.

Officers also responded to welfare checks for homeless people and made dozens of contacts. Approximately three dozen homeless people were transported to warming shelters. More than two dozen did not want to go to shelters so officers gave out a few jackets to those that needed them.

As the cold weather continues, drivers need to be properly prepared for the weather with a full tank of gas, traction devices or snow tires, extra food and water, and a healthy dose of patience.

If you see someone outside, unsheltered whose life appears to be in danger or is in an apparent medical crisis, call 9-1-1. Otherwise, if you see someone about whom you are concerned, such as not being dressed for the weather conditions, call police non-emergency 503-823-3333 and request a welfare check for that person. To assist someone in locating shelter and transportation to shelter, please call 211.

As freezing temperatures continue, Portland Police officers will be actively looking for and checking on vulnerable people and facilitating transportation to warming shelters as needed.

Warming centers are open in Portland and Gresham with capacity during day and night. Call 211 in Multnomah County at any hour for the latest information about open shelters. Calls are answered in over 150 languages. You can also visit 211's website at http://www.211info.org for updated information and sign up for emails or texts about updated warming center locations. Severe weather centers will accommodate individuals and couples, pets and belongings, and do not require identification or any other documentation. Families with children seeking shelter should also call 211 and will be directed to a shelter that can accommodate children.

People seeking to get warm, especially during daytime hours, are encouraged to utilize public buildings that are open to the public, including, for example, libraries and community centers. Library hours are listed on Multnomah County Library's website - https://multcolib.org/hours-and-locations City community center information is listed here - https://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/39839

During extreme cold weather there is increased risk of exposure-related injuries for unsheltered homeless people who do not have sufficient gear, such as coats, hats, gloves, footwear, tarps, sleeping bags and blankets. For information about what and where to donate, please contact 211info by dialing 211 or by visiting their website.

For additional information on the dangers of cold including: hypothermia, carbon monoxide hazards and important information on the use of alternative sources of heat, please visit - https://multco.us/multnomah-county/news/dangers-cold

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UPDATE #2: Death Investigation Underway on Southwest Barbur Boulevard (Photo) - 01/10/17

Preliminary information indicates that the deceased, a 29-year-old male, died of hypothermia due to exposure. Detectives believe that the man was likely living in the woods below Barbur Boulevard.

The man's name will be released to the public after his family is located and notified of his death.

If you see someone outside, unsheltered whose life appears to be in danger or is in an apparent medical crisis, call 9-1-1. Otherwise, if you see someone about whom you are concerned, such as not being dressed for the weather conditions, call police non-emergency 503-823-3333 and request a welfare check for that person. To assist someone in locating shelter and transportation to shelter, please call 211.

As freezing temperatures continue, Portland Police officers will be actively looking for and checking on vulnerable people and facilitating transportation to warming shelters as needed.

Warming centers are open in Portland and Gresham with capacity during day and night. Call 211 in Multnomah County at any hour for the latest information about open shelters. Calls are answered in over 150 languages. You can also visit 211's website at http://www.211info.org for updated information and sign up for emails or texts about updated warming center locations. Severe weather centers will accommodate individuals and couples, pets and belongings, and do not require identification or any other documentation. Families with children seeking shelter should also call 211 and will be directed to a shelter that can accommodate children.

People seeking to get warm, especially during daytime hours, are encouraged to utilize public buildings that are open to the public, including, for example, libraries and community centers. Library hours are listed on Multnomah County Library's website - https://multcolib.org/hours-and-locations City community center information is listed here - https://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/39839

During extreme cold weather there is increased risk of exposure-related injuries for unsheltered homeless people who do not have sufficient gear, such as coats, hats, gloves, footwear, tarps, sleeping bags and blankets. For information about what and where to donate, please contact 211info by dialing 211 or by visiting their website.

For additional information on the dangers of cold including: hypothermia, carbon monoxide hazards and important information on the use of alternative sources of heat, please visit - https://multco.us/multnomah-county/news/dangers-cold

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Attached are some photographs from the scene. These are being shared for public use as its unsafe to bring media in closer to the scene due to the location.

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On Tuesday January 10, 2017, at 8:19 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 4900 block of Southwest Barbur Boulevard on the report of a deceased person down a hillside.

Officers and Portland Fire & Rescue personnel arrived and confirmed the person was deceased.

Homicide detectives, Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division and the Medical Examiner are responding to conduct a death investigation.

Media staging will be on the West side of Barbur Boulevard near the police vehicles.

Sergeant Chris Burley will be responding as the Acting Public Information Officer.

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UPDATE - 52-Year-Old Woman Found Deceased in Downtown Portland Parking Garage, Possibly Weather-Related - 01/09/17

The Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and determined that 52-year-old Karen Lee Batts of Southwest Portland died of hypothermia due to exposure.

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On Saturday January 7, 2017, at 2:05 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Smart Park parking garage, located at 730 Southwest 10th Avenue, on the report of a woman in her 50s that had been removing her clothing and appeared to be struggling in the cold weather.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and determined that the woman was deceased. She has tentatively been identified as a 52-year-old woman who resides in Downtown Portland.

Based on observations at the scene by officers and paramedics, it appeared that woman may have died of exposure due to cold temperatures. The Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy and ultimately determine the cause of death.

If you see someone outside, unsheltered whose life appears to be in danger or is in an apparent medical crisis, call 9-1-1. Otherwise, if you see someone about whom you are concerned, such as not being dressed for the weather conditions, call police non-emergency 503-823-3333 and request a welfare check for that person. To assist someone in locating shelter and transportation to shelter, please call 211.

As freezing temperatures continue, Portland Police officers will be actively looking for and checking on vulnerable people and facilitating transportation to warming shelters as needed.

Warming centers are open in Portland and Gresham with capacity during day and night. Call 211 in Multnomah County at any hour for the latest information about open shelters. Calls are answered in over 150 languages. You can also visit 211's website at http://www.211info.org for updated information and sign up for emails or texts about updated warming center locations. Severe weather centers will accommodate individuals and couples, pets and belongings, and do not require identification or any other documentation. Families with children seeking shelter should also call 211 and will be directed to a shelter that can accommodate children.

People seeking to get warm, especially during daytime hours, are encouraged to utilize public buildings that are open to the public, including, for example, libraries and community centers. Library hours are listed on Multnomah County Library's website - https://multcolib.org/hours-and-locations City community center information is listed here - https://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/39839

During extreme cold weather there is increased risk of exposure-related injuries for unsheltered homeless people who do not have sufficient gear, such as coats, hats, gloves, footwear, tarps, sleeping bags and blankets. For information about what and where to donate, please contact 211info by dialing 211 or by visiting their website.

For additional information on the dangers of cold including: hypothermia, carbon monoxide hazards and important information on the use of alternative sources of heat, please visit - https://multco.us/multnomah-county/news/dangers-cold

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Man Sitting on MAX Rail Line Struck and Critically Injured on Saturday Night - 01/08/17

On Saturday January 7, 2017, at 10:05 p.m., East Precinct and Transit Police Division officers responded to the report of a man struck by a MAX operator 141st Avenue and East Burnside Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located 45-year-old Jason Robert Beveridge suffering from traumatic injuries. He was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to life-threatening injuries and is listed in critical condition.

Investigators learned that Beveridge was walking across Burnside onto the MAX tracks where he tripped and fell then sat down for several minutes before being struck by an eastbound MAX train. The man was not crossing at a marked rail crossing and it is not clear why he remained on the tracks.

The Transit Police Division is conducting the crash investigation.

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UPDATE - Major Crash Team Investigating a Serious Crash in the Sellwood Neighborhood - 01/06/17

The male driver involved in this crash died at the scene. The female passenger, who is the driver's wife, remains in a Portland hospital being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Preliminary information indicates that the driver may have suffered a medical event prior to the crash.

Names of those involved will be released on Saturday.

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On Friday January 6, 2017, at 6:32 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southeast 9th Avenue and Tenino Street on the report of a traffic crash with serious injuries and a vehicle on its side.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located two people injured. A female passenger was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to serious injuries. The male driver remains lodged inside the vehicle and his condition is not known.

Preliminary information indicates that the driver hit several parked cars prior to rolling his vehicle. It is unclear what factors led to the crash.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team has responded and will be conducting an investigation. There will be a limited traffic impact in the neighborhood for the next several hours.

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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Portland Police Bureau K9's Maverick, Rico, Jasko, Marko, Bravo, Billy, Bora, Siggi, & Utzi Have Received Body Armor (Photo) - 01/06/17

Portland Police Bureau K9's Maverick, Rico, Jasko, Marko, Bravo, Billy, Bora, Siggi, & Utzi have received a bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The K9's vests are sponsored by The Margaret Thiele Petti Foundation of Portland, Oregon and embroidered with the sentiment "In memory of Margaret Thiele Petti."

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,200 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 1.9 million dollars. All vests are custom made in the USA by Armor Express in Central Lake, MI.

The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $1,050.00. Each vest has a value between $1,795 -- $2,234 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

Canine Unit Biographies

Utzi
K9 Utzi is a 4 year old German Shepherd who was purchased from Denver, Colorado. Utzi was certified in Patrol work in October of 2014. She is assigned to Sergeant Jason Preston.

Siggi
K9 Siggi is a 3 year old German Shepherd who was imported from Israel. Siggi was certified in Patrol work in October of 2014. He is assigned to Sergeant Troy Grundmeyer.

Jasko
K9 Jasko is a 4 year old German Shepherd who was imported from Germany. Jasko was certified in Patrol work in December of 2013. He is assigned to Officer Shawn Gore.

Maverick
K9 Maverick is a 6 year old German Shepherd who was raised in Snohomish, Washington. Maverick was certified in Patrol work in July of 2012. He is assigned to Officer Lonn Sweeney

Rico
K9 Rico is a 3 year old German Shepherd who was born and raised in Springfield, Oregon. Rico was certified in Patrol work in April of 2016. He is assigned to Officer Jeff Dorn.

Marko
K9 Marko is an 8 year old German Shepherd who was imported from Germany. Marko was certified in Patrol work in April of 2011. He is assigned to Officer Ryan Hilsenteger.

Bravo
K9 Bravo is a 7 year old German Shepherd who was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. Bravo was certified as a Patrol K9 in April of 2011. He is assigned to Officer Ben Davidson.

Billy
K9 Billy is a 3 year old Belgian Malinois who was bought from the Vancouver B.C. Police Department. Billy was certified in Patrol work in May of 2015. He is assigned to Officer Rob Wullbrandt.

Bora
K9 Bora is a 5 year old German Shepherd who was born in Canada and raised in Eugene, Oregon. She is assigned to Officer Kristi Butcher.

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New Years Resolution: Have a Designated Driver #VisionZero (Photo) - 01/06/17

During the month of December 2016, Portland Police Bureau officers arrested 23 impaired drivers, utilizing additional funds supplied with a grant from Oregon Impact.

As we enter 2017,we'd like to remind everyone to drive responsibly.

Drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs injure and kill thousands of people every year.

Additional DUII enforcement units will be added throughout the month of January 2017 to ensure community safety and to prevent needless tragedies.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind the driving public that drug-impaired driving is just as dangerous as alcohol-impaired driving.

Designate a sober driver, call a taxi or ride share, and remember that "buzzed" driving is drunk driving.

Support zero tolerance for impaired driving by reporting impaired drivers to 9-1-1.

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

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

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UPDATE: Major Crash Team Investigating a Serious-Injury Crash in Southeast Portland - 01/05/17

The pedestrian injured in last night's crash has been identified as 43-year-old Jessica Michelle Moore of Northwest Portland. She remains in critical condition at a Portland hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The driver has been identified as 56-year-old William Schuyler Gilmour of Elk Grove, California. Gilmour was not impaired at the time of the crash and fully cooperated with investigators.

Traffic investigators have learned that Gilmour was driving a white Kia Forte 4-door westbound on Main Street at or below the speed limit when he struck Moore, who was in a crosswalk, crossing from North to South across Main Street.

Investigators will continue to review information as part of the ongoing investigation. Once the investigation is complete, it will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Wednesday January 4, 2017, at 5:13 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a driver in the 10100 block of Southeast Main Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the female pedestrian suffering from traumatic injuries. The pedestrian was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The male driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with officers.

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

All traffic on Southeast Market Street may be impacted for several hours due to the crash investigation.

Update will be provided when they become available.

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

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

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Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 01/05/17

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:

* 210.70 - Secondary Employment
* 210.80 - Extra Employment
* 640.36 - Communication with Hearing Impaired and Limited English Proficient Persons
* 1025.00 - Firearms at Portland International Airport
* 1070.00 - Firearms Confiscation and Acquisition

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 for 15 calendar days. Prior to enactment by the Chief of Police, a finalized version of the directive(s) will again be posted for review for 15 calendar days.

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51-Year-Old Homeless Man Dies of Hypothermia in East Portland on Monday Night - 01/03/17

On Monday January 2, 2017, at 7:45 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 9900 block of East Burnside Street to conduct a welfare check on a man down, not checked.

Officers arrived found an unresponsive male lying in front of a business. The man appeared to be homeless, lying on a pillow with a blanket covering his body.

Portland Fire & Rescue personnel responded and determined that the man was deceased and had been for several hours. The man was identified as 51-year-old Mark Elliot Johnson, last known address in Hillsboro.

Based on observations at the scene by officers and paramedics, it appeared that Johnson died of exposure due to cold temperatures. Today, the Oregon State Medical Examiner determined Johnson's cause of death to be hypothermia.

If you see someone outside, unsheltered whose life appears to be in danger or is in an apparent medical crisis, call 9-1-1. Otherwise, if you see someone about whom you are concerned, such as not being dressed for the weather conditions, call police non-emergency 503-823-3333 and request a welfare check for that person. To assist someone in locating shelter and transportation to shelter, please call 211.

As freezing temperatures are expected to continue this week, Portland Police officers will be actively looking for and checking on vulnerable people and facilitating transportation to warming shelters as needed.

Warming centers are open in Portland and Gresham with capacity during day and night. Call 211 in Multnomah County at any hour for the latest information about open shelters. Calls are answered in over 150 languages. You can also visit 211's website at http://www.211info.org for updated information and sign up for emails or texts about updated warming center locations. Severe weather centers will accommodate individuals and couples, pets and belongings, and do not require identification or any other documentation. Families with children seeking shelter should also call 211 and will be directed to a shelter that can accommodate children.

People seeking to get warm, especially during daytime hours, are encouraged to utilize public buildings that are open to the public, including, for example, libraries and community centers. Library hours are listed on Multnomah County Library's website - https://multcolib.org/hours-and-locations City community center information is listed here - https://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/39839

During extreme cold weather there is increased risk of exposure-related injuries for unsheltered homeless people who do not have sufficient gear, such as coats, hats, gloves, footwear, tarps, sleeping bags and blankets. For information about what and where to donate, please contact 211info by dialing 211 or by visiting their website.

For additional information on the dangers of cold including: hypothermia, carbon monoxide hazards and important information on the use of alternative sources of heat, please visit - https://multco.us/multnomah-county/news/dangers-cold

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Woman Attempting Suicide by Police Taken to the Hospital on Monday Night - 01/03/17

On Monday January 2, 2017, at 10:09 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of North Willamette Boulevard and Jessup Street after a 9-1-1 caller reported that a woman was armed with a gun and waving it around as she made threats to kill people.

Officers arrived in the area and saw a 27-year-old woman sitting on a bench that matched the description of the reportedly armed person. Officers called out to her and asked her to put her hands up and walk towards the police. The woman complied and was taken into custody without incident. Officers checked the woman's possessions and the area around the bench for a gun but did not find anything.

Officers learned that the woman was in a mental health crisis and called 9-1-1 to make the false report about a woman waving a gun, hoping that officers would shoot her if she charged at them.

The woman was transported by police to a Portland hospital on a police officer hold for a mental health evaluation.

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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UPDATE: Person Killed on I-205 Northbound - Freeway Closed at Foster Road - 01/02/17

The person killed on Sunday afternoon has been identified as 54-year-old Mark Jay Schnoor of Southeast Portland.

Traffic investigators learned that Schnoor pulled his white 2002 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck to the right emergency lane and turned his hazard lights on.

47-year-old Laura N. Rotharmel of Northeast Portland was driving northbound on I-205 in the right lane in a 2016 Freightliner semi-tractor with a 53' trailer.

Moments before Rotharmel was to pass Schnoor's pick-up truck, Schnoor exited the driver's side door and stood in Rothararmel's lane of traffic where was struck by Rotharmel's truck and died at the scene.

Preliminary information indicates that Schnoor stepped in front of Rotharmel's truck as an intentional act.

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

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On Sunday January 1, 2017, at 12:36 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a person struck by a semi-truck driver on I-205 northbound over Powell Boulevard.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the male adult pedestrian and determined that the he was deceased. The semi-truck driver stopped and has cooperated with officers.

Preliminary information indicates that the man pulled off the freeway and was struck after exiting his vehicle.

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

All I-205 northbound traffic will be diverted off the freeway at the Foster Road exit and allowed to re-enter the freeway at Powell Boulevard. The freeway is expected to remain closed for several hours.

Updates will be shared when they become available.

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

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

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Heroin and Cash Seized in Drug Arrest in Northeast Portland on Friday Evening (Photo) - 01/02/17

On December 30, 2016, Central Precinct Street Crimes Unit officers performed a drug investigation near Northeast 69th Avenue and Northeast Sandy Boulevard. During the investigation officers established probable cause for the arrest of 28-year-old Edson Duran-Hernandez.

Officers contacted Duran-Hernandez and took him into custody without incident. During a search of Duran-Hernandez's vehicle officers located and seized approximately 12 ounces of heroin. Additionally, officers seized a cell phone, a knife, and $2530 cash as evidence that Duran-Hernandez was involved in trafficking narcotics.

Duran-Hernandez was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Delivery of Heroin, Possession of Heroin, and Manufacture of Heroin.

The North Precinct Street Crimes Unit, Drugs and Vice Division and Gang Enforcement Team assisted in this investigation.

The Central Precinct Street Crimes Unit works to address neighborhood livability issues and street-level drug dealing.

Community members concerned about drug activity in their neighborhood should report the information on line at http://www.portlandonline.com/police/index.cfm?c=30740 or call the Drugs and Vice Division Drug Complaint Hotline at (503) 823-3784.


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Gang Enforcement Team Investigating Early New Year's Day Shooting -- No Injuries - 01/01/17

On Sunday January 1, 2017, at 1:23 a.m.., North Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 8900 block of North Portsmouth Avenue after receiving reports the house was struck by gun fire.

Officers arrived at the home and located multiple bullet strikes into the residence as well bullet casings near the corner of North Portsmouth Ave and North Houghton Street. There were seven persons in the residence when it was struck by gunfire but none were injured.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team will investigate this incident.

Persons with information regarding this shooting are asked to contact Detective Brent Christensen at 503-823-2087 or Brent.Christensen@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous. Rewards of up to $1,000 are available for other unsolved felony crimes - $2,500 for unsolved homicides.

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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One Person in Custody after Threatening Persons with Knife and Throwing Items from 15th Floor Balcony in Downtown Portland (Photo) - 12/30/16

On Thursday December 29, 2016, at 7:29 PM., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a man smoking an unknown substance, threatening persons with a knife, breaking items and throwing objects while atop the fifteenth floor balcony of Departure located at 525 Southwest Morrison Street.


Multiple officers arrived on scene and implemented a plan to ensure the safety of guests at Departure, The Nines Hotel, community members on the roadways and sidewalks surrounding the building, the subject who was in crisis, and responding officers.

As officers arrived on scene they learned the man had thrown bricks and other items from the fifteenth floor balcony to the sidewalk and roadway below. Additionally, witnesses informed officers the man had threatened several employees at Departure prior to officers arriving.

Officers requested The Nines Hotel and Macy's Department Store ensure their guests did not exit onto sidewalks where debris was being thrown. The roadways and sidewalks from Southwest Morrison Street to Southwest Alder Street on SW 6th Avenue and from Southwest 5th Avenue to Southwest 6th Avenue on Southwest Alder Street were closed to pedestrian, vehicle and TriMet traffic.

Officers, including two Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT) officers, multiple sergeants and a lieutenant, responded to the location and began talking with the 57-year-old man who was in crisis. The man initially did not communicate with officers and moved from a fifteenth floor balcony to a roof structure on the fourteenth floor. Once the man was on the fourteenth floor roof structure officers continued to attempt to engage the man; however, he would not cooperate. The man attempted to break a window with a hard object and gain entry into an occupied hotel room at the Nines Hotel. Officers had started to assist persons on the fourteenth floor from their rooms and to a safe location, but, this room was still occupied. Concerned the man would break the window and enter a room occupied by multiple persons, officers deployed pepper spray. The pepper spray was effective in deterring the man from breaking the window. The man stopped his attempt to enter the room and officers continued to try and communicate with the man.

Officers continued to create dialogue with the man. Eventually the man agreed to come inside a fourteenth floor room where he was taken into custody. Initially the suspect was uncooperative and would not provide his name. He was later identified as 57-year-old Matthew Lee Owen. Once taken into custody he was evaluated by medical personnel. Owen was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Trespass in the Second Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Menacing, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, and Harassment. He initially provided a fictitious name upon being lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center. Owen was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail under the name "David Owen." Officers have since confirmed his name to be Matthew Lee Owen.

Additionally, officers requested Multnomah County Jail Mental Health evaluate Owen prior to his release from the jail.

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Attached Media Files: Matthew Owen
Shooting Injures One Man Early Friday Morning on East Burnside Street - 12/30/16

On Friday December 30, 2016, at 1:05 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at the intersection of East Burnside Street and 122nd Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and learned that a 19-year-old male was suffering from four gunshot wounds to his legs. As officers approached the victim to render him aid they observed him holding a firearm. The victim complied with officers' directions to place the firearm on the ground. The victim was transported to a Portland hospital by ambulance for treatment and is expected to survive.

Officers seized the victim's firearm and located multiple bullet casings near the initial contact location with the victim. It is unclear if the injuries are self-inflicted.

No suspect has been located in this investigation.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team is conducting the investigation.

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

The Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team (GET) and Gun Task Force (GTF) are continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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

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

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

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous. Rewards of up to $1,000 are available for other unsolved felony crimes - $2,500 for unsolved homicides.

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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One Person Injured in North Portland Shooting -- Suspect in Custody - 12/30/16

On Friday December 30, 2016, at 12:44 a.m.., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at Jags Clubhouse, located at 605 North Columbia Boulevard. As officers were responding to the scene they learned that one person was shot by a female suspect who had left the scene.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a 37-year-old male victim, suffering from a non life-threatening gunshot wound to his shoulder. The victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment.

The suspect was located nearby. The suspect, a 24-year-old female was taken into custody without incident. A firearm has been seized as evidence.

Preliminary information indicates an argument started inside Jags Clubhouse and the shooting occurred during the argument.

Assault detectives will be the lead on the investigation.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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Early Morning Shooting Investigation in Old Town - One Person Injured - 12/29/16

On Thursday December 29, 2016 at 5:23 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting near Northwest 6th Avenue and Glisan Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted a victim with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. The victim, a male in his mid-30s, was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. The victim was uncooperative with the police investigation of the shooting.

Officers have canvassed the area and at this time have not located a crime scene.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333, or submit tips by email to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov.


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Shooting Injures One Man Early Thurdsay on Northeast Sandy Boulevard - 12/29/16

On Thursday December 29, 2016, at 3:20 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at the Courtesy Inn Motel, located at 11324 Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and learned that a 23-year-old male was suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a Portland hospital by ambulance for treatment and is expected to survive.

No suspect has been located in this investigation.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team is conducting the investigation.

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

The Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team (GET) and Gun Task Force (GTF) are continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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

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

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

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous. Rewards of up to $1,000 are available for other unsolved felony crimes - $2,500 for unsolved homicides.

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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UPDATE - Fatal Crash Investigation Underway on North Kerby Avenue Off-Ramp from Fremont Bridge - 12/28/16

The driver killed in last night's traffic crash has been identified as 30-year-old Maurice Santez Starks of Northeast Portland. The injured passenger has been identified as 26-year-old Krystle Lenae Webster of Northeast Portland. Her injuries are not expected to be life-threatening.

Preliminary information indicates that Starks was driving a white 2007 Saturn Ion at a high rate of speed as he took the Kerby off-ramp and failed to negotiate the sweeping curve, impacting the barrier and going over the barrier into the oncoming lane of traffic, striking another barrier. Investigators believe speed was a factor in the crash and are awaiting toxicology results, which are expected to take several weeks.

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On Tuesday December 26, 2016, at 9:57 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on the off-ramp from I-405 northbound/Fremont Bridge onto North Kerby Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and found the driver deceased and a passenger injured. The passenger was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to serious injuries.

Preliminary information indicates the driver was exiting the Fremont Bridge on the Kerby Avenue off-ramp prior to the rollover crash.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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

Both the on-ramp and off-ramp at North Kerby Avenue and Cook Street are closed due to the investigation. They are expected to be re-opened within a few hours.

The driver's death is the 44th traffic fatality in the City of Portland in 2016.

Updates will be provided on Wednesday.

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

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

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UPDATE - Fatal Crash Investigation Underway on Mt. Scott Boulevard - 12/25/16

The person killed in this morning's fatal crash on Mt. Scott Boulevard has been identified as 16-year-old Samuel Chiriac of Battle Ground, Washington.

The driver involved in the crash, 17-year-old Seba Pop of West Linn, Oregon is in critical condition at a Portland hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Two other passengers, 15-year-old Caleb Pop of West Linn and 17-year-old Timothy Posteucha of Northeast Portland were transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to serious but not life-threatening injuries.

A fifth passenger, 14-year-old Johnny Cristurean of Wood Village, Oregon, was not injured in the crash.

Investigators learned that the five young men were traveling from Happy Valley to Wilsonville after an evening of singing Christmas carols at a variety of residences of church members from a Southeast Portland Romanian church.

The young men were traveling in a caravan of three cars at the time of the crash. Preliminary information indicates that Seba Pop, driving a white 1992 Volkswagen Cabriolet, passed one of his friends in the oncoming lane and missed a sharp turn, driving off of the roadway and crashing. Dense fog may have played a factor in the crash.

None of the occupants or young men in the other vehicles appeared to have been impaired at the time of the crash.

The crash remains under investigation and updates will be provided as they become available.

Chiriac's death is the 43rd traffic fatality in the City of Portland in 2016.

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On Sunday December 25, 2016, at 1:53 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Southeast 103rd Avenue and Mt. Scott Boulevard on the report of a single vehicle crash.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the vehicle down an embankment and several occupants. Two of the occupants were transported by ambulances to Portland hospitals with serious, potentially life-threatening injuries. One occupant was deceased at the scene.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team has responded to conduct an investigation into the crash. The cause of the crash has not been determined.

Southeast Mt. Scott Boulevard is expected to be closed for several hours due to the crash investigation.

Updates will be provided later Sunday morning.

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

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

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UPDATE #2 - Driver Critically Injured in Crash on NE MLK at Alberta - Major Crash Team Investigating - 12/25/16

The driver killed on Christmas Eve has been identified as 88-year-old Jeanne Carroll Lincoln of Southeast Portland. Her son, 60-year-old John Carroll Lincoln, was not seriously injured in the crash.

Investigators interviewed the TriMet bus driver and witnesses and believe that Jeanne Lincoln was traveling at approximately 30 miles per hour at the time of the crash and may have applied the gas instead of the brakes before crashing into the back of the stopped TriMet driver, who was allowing passengers on and off at the time of the crash, which occurred just North of Alberta.

Lincoln's death is the 42nd traffic fatality in the City of Portland in 2016.

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The driver transported to the hospital died after medical efforts to save her were not successful. Her adult son, also in the car at the time of the crash, was not injured but was transported to the hospital by officers to be with his mother.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Northeast MLK Jr. Boulevard reopened a few hours ago.

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On Saturday December 24, 2016, at 2:15 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a traffic crash on Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at Alberta involving a vehicle and a TriMet bus.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and contacted both parties to determine if there were injuries. The driver of a Honda that rear-ended the TriMet bus was a woman, possibly in her 90s, and she was suffering from life-threatening injuries. The driver was transported to a Portland hospital by ambulance for treatment and her current condition is not known.

Neither the TriMet driver or any passengers were injured in the crash.

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

Northbound MLK Jr. Boulevard will likely be closed for several hours at Alberta Street. Drivers are encouraged to use North Vancouver Avenue as an alternate route.

Updates will be shared when they become available.

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

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

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UPDATE - Grinch Leaves Gifts by Dumpster - Police Want to Find Rightful Owners (Photo) - 12/24/16

North Precinct officers have determined that the gifts were taken in an unreported car prowl a few days ago and the owners are now out of town. The gifts will be secured until they return. The owners live in the neighborhood where the gifts were found by the dumpster.

If you are the victim of a car prowl, the Portland Police Bureau encourages you to file a report online at www.portlandpolice.com or by calling the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help to reunite approximately 40 wrapped holiday gifts with the rightful owners.

On Saturday December 24, 2016, at 9:47 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Crown Royal Apartments, located at 1912 Northeast Schuyler Street, on the report that several packages were found near a dumpster and turned in to the manager's office on Friday at approximately 2:00 p.m.

The packages all appear to be from the same people, "Nana" and "Poppi" are written on the tags. Names on the cards are "Chole," "Hazel," "Theo," "Maia," "Rachel," "Rosie," "Phil," "Toby," "Alex," and "Ingi."

Officers have exhausted all leads in attempting to find car prowl or burglary reports linked to this case.

Anyone with information about these gifts should call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333, reference case #16-407578.

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UPDATE - SERT/CNT Responding to Assist East Precinct Officers on Possible Armed Suspect in a Vehicle (Photo) - 12/24/16

After numerous unsuccessful attempts to determine if anyone was inside the vehicle, SERT officers were able to approach the vehicle using armor and determined that nobody was in the car. A firearm, however, was located inside the vehicle.

The driver, 25-year-old Keith Alan Davis Jr., was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Third Degree/Domestic Violence, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Driving While Revoked, and Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII). Additionally, Davis had an outstanding warrant for DUII.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to the area of Southeast 141st Avenue and Powell Boulevard to assist East Precinct officers.

This investigation started at 11:15 on Friday December 23, 2016, when officers responded to a residence in the 3000 block of Southeast 136th Avenue on the report that a female in her 30s was the victim of an assault. The victim's injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

Officers arrived in the area and learned that one of the suspects may have been armed with a handgun and that the two suspects left the area in a vehicle. Officers canvassing the neighborhood spotted the vehicle and pursued the driver after he failed to stop for officers.

The driver stopped and was taken into custody but officers believe at least on other person is in the vehicle and may be armed with a handgun.

For the safety of the officers, community and suspects, SERT and CNT are responding to the scene to assist in the safe resolution of the incident, which is isolated to the vehicle at this time.

Traffic on Southeast Powell Boulevard in the area of 141st Avenue, and surrounding side streets, may be affected during this ongoing tactical incident. Anyone in the area is asked to follow the directions of the on-scene officers for safety reasons.

No additional information is available at this time.

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UPDATE - Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 25-Year-Old Man (Photo) - 12/22/16

Investigators have learned that Riley traveled to Seattle on December 20 so they will work with law enforcement in the Puget Sound area to confirm Riley is safe.

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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 man, missing since Monday December 19, 2016.

Dale Louis Riley II is described as a black male, 6'1" tall, 190 pounds. He was last seen wearing a purple shirt, as depicted in the attached booking photograph taken earlier in the day on December 19.

Riley was released from a Southwest Washington hospital for a mental health crisis on December 18, then arrested by Port of Portland Police on December 19. Riley was released from the Multnomah County Jail later that day and has not returned home to Vancouver, Washington.

Investigators and family are concerned that Riley may be in a mental health crisis and unable to care for himself or find his way home.

Anyone seeing Riley is asked to call 9-1-1 so police may check his welfare. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact Detective Lori Fonken at 503-823-1081, lori.fonken@portlandoregon.gov.

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Crash Investigation Underway on Northeast Lombard After Train Collides with Semi-Truck - 12/21/16

On Wednesday December 21, 2016, at 5:51 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Northeast 11th Avenue and Lombard Street (Portland Highway) on the report of a crash involving a train and a semi-truck.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and learned that neither driver was injured in the crash but there was significant damage to the semi-truck and several power lines.

Traffic Division officers, Union Pacific Railroad officials, Pacific Power, Oregon Department of Transportation, and Portland Fire & Rescue personnel are at the scene to assist with the investigation and clean-up.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Due to the crash and damaged power lines, traffic is closed on Northeast Lombard Street from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to 15th Avenues, including side streets leading into the area. The closure is expected to last for several hours to allow for repairs.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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UPDATE #2: Eight-Year-Old Child Receives Minor Injury in Shooting -- Possible Road Rage on I-84 (Photo) - 12/20/16

Assault detectives booked 32-year-old Joshua Eric Constantine into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempted Assault in the First Degree and Assault in the Second Degree. Constantine will be arraigned on Wednesday.

The case remains under investigation and no further updates are available tonight.

Anyone with information about this case should contact Detective Todd Christensen at 503-823-0880, todd.christensen@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Arjay Dran at 503-823-0483, arjay.dran@portlandoregon.gov.

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The driver of the van stopped by police at Southeast 162nd Avenue and Stark Street has been detained by police pending further investigation by detectives.

Updates will be released when they become available.

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On Tuesday December 20, 2016, at 2:56 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 8500 block of Northeast Multnomah Street. As officers were responding to the scene they learned that the victim was an eight-year-old girl and she'd suffered a superficial injury in the foot after an unknown suspect fired a shot from a passing vehicle on I-84.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and contacted the victim and her family. The victim was treated at the scene but did not require transport by ambulance to the hospital. Her family will take her for treatment.

Officers learned that the victim was in the back seat of the car being driven by her mother eastbound on I-84 when an unknown person driving a minivan was driving recklessly, nearly causing the victim's mother to crash. The victim's mother drove past the van when someone in the van fired a shot at her car, striking her daughter. Another child in the backseat was not injured.

The suspect van is described as a blue minivan, unknown make and model driven by a male white or Hispanic, 30-35 years old, chunky build, unshaven, wearing a hat. There may have been a passenger in the van and it may have been involved in at least one hit and run crash on I-84 prior to the shooting.

East Precinct officers have stopped a possible suspect vehicle in Southeast Portland and are continuing to investigate.

Anyone with information about the shooting or anyone needing to report a hit and run by this vehicle should 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 75-Year-Old Man (Photo) - 12/20/16

Gerry Thurlow arrived at a family home safe and sound and is no longer missing.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate a missing 75-year-old man.

Gerald "Gerry" Thurlow was last seen this afternoon, Tuesday December 20, 2016, at the Southeast 148th Avenue and Division Street Fred Meyer store, where he was supposed to follow his daughter on a drive to Willamette National Cemetery to visit his late wife's grave.

Thurlow was driving a black 2015 Chrysler 200, license plate 471JPF.

Thurlow just moved to Mt. Angel from Gresham and may be confused about his whereabouts.

Thurlow is described as a white male, 6'1" tall, 238 pounds, white hair, hazel eyes, wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, and brown shoes.

Anyone seeing Thurlow or his vehicle should call 9-1-1 so police may check his welfare. Anyone with non-emergency information should contact Detective Lori Fonken at 503-823-1081, lori.fonken@portlandoregon.gov.

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11 Men Arrested in Undercover Sex Trafficking Mission in Early December - 12/19/16

During the week of December 5 to December 10, 2016, the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit conducted an undercover mission to address online sex trafficking.

Investigators posted online ads on known sex trafficking websites. 11 men contacted undercover police officers to arrange payment for sexual acts. Investigators were assisted by a Portland hotel as part of this effort.

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

The 11 men who responded to the ad and came to the hotel were arrested for the misdemeanor crime of Commercial Sexual Solicitation (Oregon Revised Statute 167.008).

The following is a list of the men arrested:

30 year old Stephen Townsend of Greenville, SC

59 year old Forrest Lytle of Sandy, OR

54 year old Akhom Chinnarath of Happy Valley, OR

35 year old Mahdi Seifan of West Linn, OR

53 year old Javier Rangel of Hillsboro, OR

39 year old Jesse M. Hutton of Portland, OR

35 year old Aranda Gilberto Camacho of Hillsboro, OR

47 year old Jasmin Kaltak of Portland, OR

49 year old Guy Michael Bar-ner of Phoenix, AZ

47 year old Justice Owusu-Hienno of Portland, OR

51 year old Curt Matsko of Portland, OR

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

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

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