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Homicide Detectives Investigate Death in Old Town Neighborhood - 04/10/21

A death investigation in the Old Town Neighborhood is being investigated as a homicide.

On Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 1:15p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a death investigation call at an apartment in the 0 block of Northwest 2nd Avenue. When they arrived they located a deceased adult male. Their preliminary investigation suggesting that the death was a homicide and one person has been detained. The cause and manner of death will be determined by the Medical Examiner.

Homicide investigators responded and are investigating. The investigation is having an impact on the west side of the building. Northwest 3rd Avenue is closed between West Burnside Street and Northwest Couch Street.

If anyone has information about this incident, please notify Detective Erik Kammerer Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0762 or Detective Shaye Samora Shaye.Samora@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0768.

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

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Hatchet
Hatchet
Suspect Arrested after Attacking Occupied Car with Hatchet (Photo) - 04/10/21

A man who threatened a driver with a hatchet is facing charges.

On Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 3:21p.m., Central Precinct officers were called to a threat with weapon call near Northwest 20th Avenue and Northwest Northrop Street. As officers were responding, they learned that several callers were reporting someone swinging around a hatchet and hitting a car with it.

When officers arrived, a witness pointed out the suspect. They arrested Christopher L. James, 41, and seized the involved hatchet (photo).

Investigating officers learned that James fixated on a subject sitting in a vehicle nearby. James, with hatchet in hand, ran towards the driver’s side of the vehicle. As James approached, he raised the hatchet as if he was going to hit the caller who was seated in the vehicle. Fearing for his life, the caller started to drive off. As he did so, James struck the vehicle with the hatchet causing damage (photo).

James was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Attempted Assault in the Second Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Menacing.

Officers used no force taking this armed suspect into custody.

According to the PPB Open Data page, force was used in 0.23% of all calls and 3.8% of custodies (sample time period July 2017 – December 2020). That means that 99.77% of calls do not involve any use of force by Portland Police officers. 96.2% of the time, officers make arrests or otherwise take custody of someone without using any force at all. The majority of force events were low level force where there was no injury or complaint of injury to the involved community member or officer.

PPB’s Use of Force data is available at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/76875

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Attached Media Files: Hatchet , Hatchet , Damaged car
Seized guns and magazines
Seized guns and magazines
Arrest Made in October Shooting Case (Photo) - 04/09/21

A suspect in a shooting case from October 2020 has been arrested and charged with Attempted Murder.

On October 24, 2020, at approximately 1:03 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 600 block of Southeast 162nd Avenue on reports of shooting. A victim was struck multiple times by gunfire causing severe injuries. Responding officers found the victim unresponsive and immediately provided medical treatment until paramedics could arrive and take over his care. The victim was transported to a hospital and treated for his injuries.

Since then, investigators assigned to the Assault Detail, and now the Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST), have been pursuing the case and determined that the suspect was Raynold B. Anner, 36.

On April 8, 2021 at about 5:30p.m., near Southeast 82nd Avenue and Southeast Ash Street, ECST members conducted a traffic stop on a car Anner was driving. He was uncooperative and officers believed he was armed with a gun. But through de-escalation and communication skills, they were able to take Anner into custody without use of force or injuries to anyone. After the arrest, officers found Anner was armed with a loaded handgun in his sweatshirt pocket. Another gun and a large-capacity rifle magazine were seized from the vehicle he was in (photo).

Anner was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2 counts).

The Portland Police Bureau is grateful for the assistance of the Polk County Sheriff’s office during this investigation.

“The diligent work of our skilled patrol officers and detectives has resulted in the capture of a dangerous criminal,” said Chief Chuck Lovell. “I’d like to express my thanks to them and our partner agencies working to address the tragic rise in gun violence our community is experiencing.”

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On October 24, 2020, at approximately 1:03 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 600 block of Southeast 162nd Avenue on reports of shooting. Officers arrived on scene and found evidence of gunfire to include a subject who had been shot inside a crashed motor vehicle. Officers learned an altercation between two subjects occurred, leading them to shoot each other. After the shooting, the subjects went to their separate vehicles in an attempt to leave the scene. One of the subjects crashed their car near the location, striking other parked vehicles. This crash was most likely due to the subjects injuries sustained during the shooting. The other subject left the scene prior to police arrival.

The subject who remained on scene in the crashed vehicle was transported to an area hospital by ambulance, their medical status is unknown at this time. The other subject involved in this shooting is still outstanding.

Officers have secured a crime scene and Southeast 162nd Avenue is closed from Southeast Stark Street to Southeast Taylor Street.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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Attached Media Files: Seized guns and magazines
Recovered in Pearl District
Recovered in Pearl District
Officers recover loaded firearm carried illegally by man in Pearl District - 04/08/21

On April 7, 2021, at about 1:50 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct were dispatched to check the welfare of a man near Northwest 13th Avenue and Northwest Marshall Street. The community member who called police believed the man was unable to care for himself due to possible intoxication. The man was later identified as 27-year-old Robert H. K. Hernandez.

Officers arrived, made their own observations of Hernandez and spoke to the person who called. Hernandez exhibited signs of intoxication and was using a light pole along the sidewalk to keep himself from falling down. Officers offered to get Hernandez medical attention, which he refused.

As officers spent time with Mr. Hernandez and tried to help him find someone to pick him up and care for him, they realized he was in possession of a loaded, .40 caliber handgun. Officers determined that Mr. Hernandez was carrying it concealed illegally and safely recovered it from him. Officers cited Mr. Hernandez for carrying a concealed firearm and found a family member to pick him up.

Due to the observations of a member of the community, Portland Police were able to assist a man in need, but also remove a loaded firearm being carried illegally.
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Attached Media Files: Recovered in Pearl District
Replica - Slide back
Replica - Slide back
Officers respond to man with gun downtown - recover replica firearm - 04/07/21

On April 7, 2021, at about 1:04 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to the area of Southwest 5th Avenue and Southwest Alder Street regarding a suspicious person with a gun.

A security officer taking a break from work encountered a man walking in a parking garage who said he was looking for his probation officer and then displayed a gun in his waistband to the security officer. The security officer was concerned by this display and called police to provide a description of the man and his behavior.

Officers searched the blocks and found the man with the gun near Southwest 5th Avenue and Southwest Alder Street. The man was known to officers and quickly admitted he was carrying a replica firearm, which officers safely removed from him (photo).

Officers connected the man with his probation officer. Since there was no crime, the man was free to leave. Officers informed the original caller of the circumstances. The man turned the replica firearm over to police as found property, and they delivered it to the property room.
Carrying or displaying replica firearms can be dangerous for the person carrying and for the community, and draws significant police resources (photo). Central Precinct officers were pleased to remove this replica firearm from circulation, peacefully resolving this call.
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Deceased male found on sidewalk in Goose Hollow neighborhood identified - investigation continues - 04/06/21

The deceased man found on a sidewalk near Southwest Morrison Street and Southwest 20th Avenue early Monday, has been identified as 53-year-old Jack Dekker, of Portland.

The cause and manner of death are still under investigation. Mr. Dekker’s next of kin has asked for privacy at this time.

This is an ongoing investigation. Any additional information will be released by the investigators.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Jennifer Hertzler Jennifer.Hertzler@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-1040 or Detective Rico Beniga Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0457.

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On April 5, 2021, at about 1:40 a.m., Portland Police received a call regarding a dead body on the sidewalk near Southwest Morrison Street and Southwest 20th Avenue. Portland Fire and Rescue had been in the area regarding a fire related issue, and were flagged down about the dead body.

Police arrived and were directed to the body, a male. Police and established a crime scene and Portland Police Homicide Detectives responded to begin an investigation. The investigation is ongoing. An autopsy will be scheduled for a date and time to be determined. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's office will determine cause and manner of death.

Any additional information will be released by the investigators.

Anyone with information about the body found near Southwest Morrison Street and Southwest 20th Avenue, is asked to contact Detective Jennifer Hertzler Jennifer.Hertzler@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-1040 or Detective Rico Beniga Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0457.
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Updates for Community on PPB Equity, Training, Hiring Practices and More - 04/06/21

The Portland Police Bureau has worked for many years to reform in a variety of areas and our work is not done. Here are some updates on some of the policies and practices we have reformed that have been at the forefront of community calls for action:

EQUITY-PPB has an Equity and Inclusion Office (EIO) that has been focusing on this important work for over 5 years. The EIO office has been implementing the Racial Equity Plan, established the PPB Equity Advisory Council, and most recently, has begun implementing training on anti-racism and equity lens training. The Equity Manager position reports directly to the Chief of Police so we can continue to prioritize this work within the Bureau. PPB created a position and hired an Equity Training Specialist who works to ensure that all PPB trainings are created to best serve our Portland community through equitable practices. Our Equity Training Specialist is working to create specific training opportunities for current bureau members and new educational experiences for incoming recruits on equity topics such as race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, houselessness, and disability.

TRAINING-PPB started training our employees on implicit bias several years ago. Since then, we implemented a follow up implicit bias training, procedural justice training, and have begun weaving these important concepts into our training scenarios. In addition, we have started training some members on the Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement (ABLE) intervention training so they can teach other employees how to intervene to prevent harm by peers and coworkers if there is a situation where intervention is needed.

HIRING-PPB has been working with the EIO office and Personnel Division to identify where we can improve in our recruiting and hiring efforts with the goal of increasing diversity in our workforce. We need the public’s help in recruitment and encourage everyone to help us recruit the next generation of PPB sworn and professional staff.
POLICY-As part of the Settlement Agreement, PPB has been working with the Department of Justice to revise and improve our policies, including our force policy. PPB already required intervention by officers if they witness another officer acting unlawfully using force. PPB also has integrated de-escalation training into our policies and training curriculum.

OVERSIGHT/ACCOUNTABILITY-For many years, PPB has utilized a multi-tiered disciplinary process which includes civilian oversight and participation including the Independent Police Review, Citizen Review Committee and the Performance Review Board. The City is currently moving forward with different options on further potential changes to this system.
These are only a few highlights and there is much more in depth information available in this document: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/762929

“Since the death of George Floyd, there has been increased interest in how local police agencies hire, train, and hold employees accountable. It is important for us to share with the public the changes we continue to make to improve our service to meet their needs. It is critically important to me that every community member is provided police service that is excellent, fair, and just,” said Chief Chuck Lovell. “I am proud of the employees within the Portland Police Bureau who continue to learn and grow to provide our community the service they want and deserve.”

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Incendiary Device
Incendiary Device
Suspect Arrested in Attempted Murder Of Police Officers, Extensive Damage, During 2020 Riots (Photo) - 04/05/21

A suspect has been arrested in Indianapolis, Indiana, related to multiple firebomb attacks on police officers in 2020.

The Portland Police Bureau Arson Unit, Portland Fire and Rescue Fire Investigators, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives , and Federal Bureau of Investigation have been investigating uses of firebombs, also known as Molotov Cocktails, used against police during riots in the summer and fall of 2020.

On Friday, April 2, 2021, 24-year-old Malik Muhammed was arrested in Indianapolis on multiple warrants, including Attempted Aggravated Murder, Attempted Murder in the first degree, Attempted Murder in the second degree, Unlawful Manufacture of a Destructive Device, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public.

Investigators were assisted in serving the arrest and search warrants by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and FBI.

The investigation implicated Muhammed in significant incidents of violence and destruction. Muhammed threw the firebomb that scorched the uniform of a police officer on September 23, 2020 near the intersection of Southwest 2nd Avenue and Southwest Main Street, in Portland https://youtu.be/7vJT2_eceRE. Muhammed was responsible for throwing an incendiary device (photo), which did not ignite, at police officers at the Penumbra Kelly Building, 4735 East Burnside Street, on September 21, 2020. Muhammed was responsible for tens of thousands of dollars of damage to windows in downtown Portland, including at the Oregon Historical Society, on October 11, 2021.

"I am grateful to the investigators who spent many hours over the last few months following up these violent attacks against police officers and the community," said Chief Chuck Lovell. "I am also grateful to the brave officers who put themselves in harm's way serving this community. More investigations are underway. Anyone who thinks they can get away with trying to murder police officers and destroy this city should think again."

Muhammed will be the subject of an extradition hearing, to be scheduled.
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Attached Media Files: Incendiary Device
Man arrested for several violent crimes in park returns - cited by police - 04/05/21

On April 5, 2021, at about 9:20 a.m., Central Precinct Neighborhood Response Team members and patrol officers conducted a summary abatement of property within Chapman Square Park, near Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Main Street. This was in response to criminal activity in the park during the preceding 72 hours, during which 32-year-old Randy Graves was arrested and booked into jail on charges of Menacing (7 counts), Unlawful Use of a Weapon (3 counts), Assault in the Fourth Degree, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree (7 counts), Reckless Endangering (7 counts), and City Code Possession of a Weapon in a Park (3 counts).

Today, evidence from the original case was recovered, and Graves, who was back in the park, was cited for Criminal Trespass II for failing to abide by the Park Exclusion issued by Portland Park Rangers following the incident this weekend. He was issued another park exclusion.

As part of the abatement, a city contracted vendor removed some items of personal property, which can be reclaimed for up to 30 days. Other items, which may be biohazard or soiled were discarded.

A summary abatement is authorized by city code when it is necessary to take immediate action to abate a nuisance. This action by police was in response to criminal activity in the park, not camping.

The following links may provide further context.

14A.50.050 Erecting Permanent or Temporary Structures on Public Property or Public Rights of Way. | Portland.gov

Chapter 10.80 Nuisance Abatement | Portland.gov

Section 2-105 Continuation of Specific Powers. | Portland.gov

0835.20, Established Campsites on Public Property | 0800 - Arrest / Detentions / Court | The City of Portland, Oregon

ORS 203.079 - Required elements of local government policies on camping by homeless - 2020 Oregon Revised Statutes (oregonlaws.org)

UPDATE #2: - Driver Identified in March 8 Fatal Crash on Glenn L. Jackson Bridge - 04/03/21

***This update corrects the date in the headline ***

The driver of the Toyota was identified by the Medical Examiner as Cecilia R. Hao, 70, of Vancouver, Washington. Her family has been notified of her death.

No other information is available. The crash remains under investigation.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGES BELOW###

On March 8, 2021, at about 1:11 a.m., Portland Police officers responded to the report of a crash on northbound I-205, about mid-span on the Glenn Jackson Bridge. Just north of Government Island, officers arrived to find a Toyota RAV 4 fully engulfed in flames, and a Chrysler 300 against the eastern concrete barrier. There was a debris field between the two vehicles. There was one occupant in each vehicle, both died at the scene.

The Portland Police Major Crash Team investigation revealed the Chrysler was travelling southbound in the northbound lanes of I-205, the Toyota was travelling northbound. The cars collided head on.

The occupant of the Chrysler has been identified as 21-year-old Morise Messiah Smith.
The crash is still under investigation. Additional information, including the identity of the driver of the Toyota, will be released at the direction of the Major Crash Team.


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On Monday, March 8, 2021 at 1:10 a.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a crash involving two vehicles on northbound I-205, on the Glenn L. Jackson Bridge. When officers arrived, they found one vehicle fully engulfed in flames. The drivers of both vehicles have died at the scene.

The Portland Police Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation. If anyone has information about this incident, they're asked to call police non-emergency at 503-823-3333 and reference incident number 21-62137.

During the investigation, northbound I-205 is closed from Northeast Airport Way over the Glenn L. Jackson Bridge to WA-14 in Washington. This is expected to take multiple hours.

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

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Stun Gun, Axe, Paintball Gun
Stun Gun, Axe, Paintball Gun
Park Rangers Threatened by Suspect with Machete, Arrest Made (Photo) - 04/03/21

Portland Parks and Recreation Rangers, as well as a community member, were threatened by a suspect with an axe and a paintball gun in Downtown Portland.

On Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 10:09a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the precinct front desk on a report that victim had walked in to report being shot by a suspect with a paintball gun. The victim told the officers he was riding his bicycle in Chapman Square Park, near the intersection of Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Main Street. The victim said a suspect fired a paintball gun at him, striking him once. The suspect then fired several more paintballs toward the victim as he fled. The victim suffered a minor injury.

Officers located the suspect, Randy A. Graves, 32, and arrested him. They located and seized a paintball gun, axe, and stun gun (photo) from Graves.

Officers spoke to the Park Rangers on scene. They told officers that they had approached a group about 9:00a.m., intending to distribute fliers informing the group that the park was going to be closed for restoration work. Graves threatened to kill them, and although they did not report being threatened with a weapon, Graves followed them yelling threats to kill them as they tried to disengage.

About 45 minutes later, another team of Park Rangers responded to a fire burning in the park, which is a violation of park rules. Park Rangers reported requesting assistance from Portland Police as they went to address the fire. Graves pulled out an axe and threatened the Rangers If they did not leave. The Park Rangers also witnessed the attack on the community member with the paintball gun.

Graves was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Menacing (7 counts), Unlawful Use of a Weapon (3 counts), Assault in the Fourth Degree, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree (7 counts), Reckless Endangering (7 counts), and City Code Possession of a Weapon in a Park (3 counts).

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Attached Media Files: Stun Gun, Axe, Paintball Gun
Man Suffers Serious Stab Wounds Downtown - 04/03/21

A man is in the hospital recovering after being stabbed multiple times in Downtown Portland.

On Friday, April 2, 2021 at 6:28p.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of someone stabbed at Southwest Oak Street and Southwest Naito Parkway. When officers arrived they located the victim, who appeared to have been stabbed in the torso multiple times. He was transported to a hospital for treatment. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

No suspect information is available. This case is under investigation.

If anyone has information about this incident, please reference case number 21-88053 and e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov or call 503-823-0400.

Anonymous tips can be sent through Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

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Man Suffers Injury from Gunfire in St Johns Neighborhood - 04/01/21

A man is recovering from a gunshot wound after a shooting in the St. Johns Neighborhood.

On Thursday, April 1, 2021, at 7:26p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a call of a shooting near North Lombard Street and North Chicago Avenue. Officers responded and located an adult male victim nearby. He was transported to the hospital and is being treated for a non-life threatening injury.

The Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECST) is responding to investigate. During the investigation, North Lombard Street and North Chicago Avenue are closed to traffic and pedestrians.

If anyone has information about this shooting, please refer to case number 21-87026 and e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov or call 503-823-0400.

Anonymous tips can be sent through Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

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Michael_Arrington.jpg
Michael_Arrington.jpg
UPDATE: Victim Identified in Kenton Neighborhood Homicide - 04/01/21

The victim in the Kenton Neighborhood shooting has been identified as Michael Arrington, 53, from Vancouver, Washington.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office conducted an autopsy on Mr. Arrington and determined he died from a gunshot wound and ruled his death a homicide.

Mr. Arrington's family has been notified and provided the attached photo. The family is requesting privacy.

Portland Police Homicide Detectives are investigating. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Travis Law at Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0395 or Detective Ryan Foote Ryan.Foote@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0781.


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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

A victim is deceased after a shooting in the Kenton Neighborhood.

On Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 4:34a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of a person shot at a convenience store in the 1900 block of North Lombard Street. When officers arrived they located a victim with injuries consistent with gunfire. Paramedics with Portland Fire and Rescue and American Medical Response attempted lifesaving measures. The victim was transported to the hospital where he died. The victim, an adult male, was believed to be a customer of the convenience store.

Portland Police Homicide Detectives are investigating. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Travis Law at Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0395 or Detective Ryan Foote Ryan.Foote@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0781.

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

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Attached Media Files: Michael_Arrington.jpg
Smith
Smith
UPDATE: Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested (Photo) - 03/31/21

Acting on a tip from a community member, Portland Police Detectives arrested Noah C. Smith this afternoon. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Assault in the First Degree, Robbery in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon-Firearm, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

The Portland Police Bureau appreciates the public's help looking for Smith.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

Portland Police Bureau detectives are seeking help in locating 34 year-old Noah Charles Smith. Smith has active warrants for his arrest and is a person of interest in a shooting that occurred on March 7th, 2021 at SW Barbur Blvd and SW Capital Hwy and needs to be interviewed.

Smith is known to frequent homeless camps.

Detectives believe Smith is armed and dangerous and should not be approached.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to please contact Detective William Winters at William.Winters@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0466 or Detective JD McGuire at Jeff.McGuire@portlandoregon.gov or call 911.

Community members can also send a tip to crimetips@portlandoregon.gov , call 503-823-0400, or contact Crime Stoppers.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.


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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

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Attached Media Files: Smith
Motorcycle Crash
Motorcycle Crash
UPDATE: Photo Added, Motorcycle Crash in Pleasant Valley Neighborhood - 03/31/21

***This update includes photo of the crash scene***

A motorcyclist was killed in a single vehicle crash in the Pleasant Valley Neighborhood.

On Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 1:00p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to an injury crash near Southeast Barbara Welch Road and Southeast 144th Avenue. When officers arrived they located a motorcycle off the road into a creek. Medical personnel from Portland Fire and Rescue and American Medical Response arrived to provide lifesaving care, but the rider, an adult male, was determined to be deceased.

The Portland Police Major Crash Team is investigating the crash. During the investigation, Southeast Barbara Welch Road is closed both directions between Southeast Foster Road and Southeast 152nd Avenue.

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

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Attached Media Files: Motorcycle Crash
Suspect in northeast Portland shooting fled from police -- died after self-inflicted gunshot following long negotiation - 03/31/21

On March 30, 2021 at about 10:10 p.m., Portland Police responded to a shooting in the 300 block of Northeast 131st Place. Officers arrived to find a person with what appeared to be a non-life threatening gunshot wound. That person was transported by ambulance to a hospital.

Officers developed some suspect information, including a license plate and vehicle description. At about 10:38 p.m., an officer found the suspect vehicle near Southeast 143rd Avenue and Southeast Stark Street. Officers attempted to stop that vehicle, but the suspect attempted to elude. Police pursued the vehicle until it came to a stop in a dead end parking lot near Southeast 122nd Avenue and Southeast Mill Street.

Officers began communicating with the suspect who would not get out of the vehicle. Officers could see he was armed with a handgun.

The Portland Police Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) responded to the scene.

Police, including the Crisis Negotiation Team, communicated with the suspect over the next few hours. At one point during the negotiations, officer believe the suspect fired a shot inside the vehicle.

At about 4:00 a.m., SERT deployed CS gas in order to draw the suspect from the vehicle. At about that time officers believe the suspect appeared to have taken his own life with a firearm.

Police preserved the scene so detectives could investigate. The cause and manner of death will be determined at a later time following an autopsy.

The investigation is ongoing. Additional information will be released at the direction of detectives.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Scott Broughton Scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-3774 or Detective Rico Beniga Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0457.

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Stabbing in Downtown Portland, Victim Dies - 03/31/21

On March 31, 2021, at about 12:01 a.m., Portland Police from Central Precinct responded to the report of an assault near Southwest 1st Avenue and Southwest Ankeny Street. Upon arrival officers found a person who appeared to have been wounded in a stabbing. Officers provided first aid until medical personnel arrived and transported the victim to a hospital.

The victim did not survive. There is no suspect information at this time.

Portland Police homicide detectives responded and began an investigation. This investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Michael Greenlee Michael.Greenlee@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0871 or Detective Scott Broughton Scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-9649.

Any additional information will be released at the direction of detectives.

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UPDATE: Fatal Head-On Crash last week on I-84 - Identity of drivers released - 03/30/21

Portland Police Major Crash Team investigators have released the names of two people killed in a head-on collision on eastbound Interstate 84 that occurred Thursday, March 25, 2021 at around 2:14 a.m.

Investigators say 36-year-old Inna Danilovna Bosovik, of Portland, was driving a BMW SUV the wrong way and collided with an Acura SUV driven by 65-year-old Susan Kay Sturdavant, of Gresham. The vehicles collided in the eastbound center lane of I-84, west of I-205. The freeway was closed for several hours.

Additional information will be released at the direction of Major Crash Team investigators.


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The Portland Police Major Crash Team has completed its on-scene investigation into this morning's double fatal crash on Interstate-84, and the freeway is reopened to traffic.

Investigators believe two adult females were killed in the crash, both drivers of the vehicles involved. There were no other occupants. The drivers' identities are not being released at this time as their families are still being notified.

Investigators are still working to determine where the wrong-way vehicle got on the freeway. 911 calls began coming in from around Northeast 122nd Avenue. If anyone saw a vehicle getting on I-84 westbound in the eastbound lanes and have not spoken to police, please reach out to the Portland Police Traffic Division at 503-823-2103.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On March 25, 2021, at about 2:14 a.m., Portland Police were dispatched to reports of a wrong way driver on Interstate 84.

Multiple callers reported seeing a vehicle travelling westbound in the traffic lanes of eastbound I-84. Callers soon reported a collision on eastbound I-84 in the vicinity of Interstate 205.

Officers on the scene confirm that there has been what appears to be a head on collision on eastbound I-84 involving two vehicles. There are two fatalities.

Traffic on eastbound I-84 is shut down at Northeast 68th Avenue and is being diverted onto surface streets. Anyone planning to use eastbound I-84 in the next few hours should find alternate routes. This closure will impact traffic on surface streets and possibly other freeways for the next few hours.

The Portland Police Major Crash Team has responded to investigate.

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(Update) Homicide in South Portland - Victim Identified - 03/30/21

Portland Police responded to the report of a shooting on Sunday, March 28, 2021, near the intersection of Southwest Barbur Boulevard and Southwest Capitol Highway. Officers arrived to find a person who was deceased.

That person has been identified as 53-year-old Kim Lambright, of Portland. An autopsy determined Lambright's death was a homicide by gunshot.

Southwest Barbur Boulevard and Southwest Capitol Highway intersect in two different places. Lambright was found near the intersection of these two roads by the Hillsdale and South Portland neighborhoods.

This is the 23rd homicide in Portland in 2021. Any further information will be released at the direction of the investigators. The victim's family asks for privacy.

If anyone has information about the incident, please contact Detective William Winters at William.Winters@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0466 or Detective Scott Broughton at Scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-3774.

An earlier release misspelled the name of one of these roads.
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On Sunday, March 28, 2021, at 8:32 a.m., officers from the Central Precinct responded to a shooting in a wooded area near Southwest Barbur Blvd and Southwest Capital Hwy. Upon their arrival, officers located a victim who was deceased.

Portland Police detectives are responding to investigate. If anyone has information about the incident, please contact Detective William Winters at William.Winters@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0466 or Detective Scott Broughton at Scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-3774.

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

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One person shot late Monday night in the Hazelwood neighborhood - 03/30/21

On March 29, 2021, at about 11:27 p.m., Portland Police responded to the report of an assault with a weapon in the Hazelwood neighborhood, in the 1200 block of Northeast 102nd Avenue.

Officers arrived to find a person suffering from an apparent, non-life threatening gunshot wound. Officers provided first aid until medical personnel arrived. The victim was transported to a hospital by ambulance.

Officers preserved the crime scene, collected evidence and spoke with potential witnesses. It is unclear exactly what led to the shooting, and the suspect had fled prior to police arriving.

This case is under investigation.

If anyone has information about this shooting, please refer to case number 21-84064 and e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov or call 503-823-0400.

Anonymous tips can be sent through Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/
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Victim Injured by Gunfire in Parkrose Neighborhood - 03/28/21

A victim is in the hospital with serious injuries after a shooting in the Parkrose Neighborhood.

On Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 5:29a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of someone shot in the 9600 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard. Officers located a victim, and adult male. Paramedics with Portland Fire and Rescue and American Medical Response treated the patient and he was transported to a hospital by ambulance. His injuries are serious but not believed to be life threatening.

Officers located a crime scene at Northeast 95th Avenue and Northeast Wygant Street. The Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) responded to investigate. No suspect information is being released at this time.

If anyone has information about this shooting, please refer to case number 21-82369 and e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov or call 503-823-0400.

Anonymous tips can be sent through Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

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Unoccupied Vehicle Struck
Unoccupied Vehicle Struck
Three Vehicles, Including One Occupied, Struck by Gunfire (Photo) - 03/27/21

One occupied car and two parked vehicles were struck by gunfire in the Eliot Neighborhood.

On March 26, 2021 at 11:25p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of shots heard in the area of North Williams Avenue and North Monroe Street. When they arrived they located a white Dodge Magnum vehicle crashed into three unoccupied, parked vehicles. They also located evidence of gunfire. Bullet strikes were apparent in the Dodge, as well as two other parked vehicles (photos). A business was also struck by gunfire. The evidence suggests that at least 26 shots were fired.

The driver of the Dodge was located nearby. The adult female was physically unhurt.

It's not clear why the Dodge was apparently targeted. Follow-up investigation will be done by the Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST). No arrests have been made.

If anyone has information about this shooting, please refer to case number 21-81118 and e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov or call 503-823-0400.

Anonymous tips can be sent through Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

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SERT
SERT
UPDATE #2: Barricaded Suspect Identified, Firearms Seized (Photo) - 03/27/21

The subject who was involved in a 10-hours long standoff with police officers is identified as Robert W. Delvin, 50. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Firearm (5 counts), Reckless Endangerment (3 counts), Discharge of a Firearm in the City (city code), and Attempt to Elude by Vehicle.

The investigation began on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 when police were called to the home in the 3700 block of Southeast Brooklyn Street. Investigating officers learned that at about 11:30a.m., Delvin fired a handgun at someone outside his home. The person he fired at is still unidentified and there is no indication that person was injured. But officers learned that a 5-year-old girl and her nanny were nearby (in the direction where the pistol was pointed) when the shot was fired. They were not physically injured but ran after the shot. Officers with the Central Precinct Neighborhood Response Team did follow-up investigation and applied for the search warrant.

The felony Attempt to Elude charge was added due to Delvin's failure to stop when officers tried to pull his vehicle over Friday.

After Delvin was in custody, Central Neighborhood Response Team and Central Precinct patrol officers served the search warrant. They located and seized as evidence five firearms (two handguns, an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle, a Mini-14 semiautomatic rifle, and a shotgun) and at least 500 rounds of ammunition (photos).

"This was a dangerous situation that ended peacefully due to the diligence of Central Precinct's Neighborhood Response Team, and the skill and professionalism of the Crisis Negotiation Team and Special Emergency Reaction Team," said Chief Chuck Lovell. "My thanks to the neighbors who sheltered in place and allowed officers the time needed to resolve this without anyone getting hurt."

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After careful negotiation over seven hours since the SERT/CNT callout (photos), the suspect barricaded in his home surrendered to police at about 10:30p.m. No one was injured. During the negotiation, neighbors might have heard a series of booms. Munitions were used to break windows to facilitate communication with the suspect.

He will be identified after he is booked into jail. The investigation is continuing.

The shelter in place warning is lifted for the neighborhood. Streets in the area will be opening shortly.

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An armed, wanted man is barricaded in his home in the Richmond Neighborhood, and officers are asking neighbors in the area to shelter in place.

On Friday, March 26, 2021 at about 9:30a.m., Portland Police officers attempted to serve a warrant on a home in the 3700 block of Southeast Brooklyn Street. The resident, a 50-year-old male who was wanted and believed to be armed, left the home in a vehicle. Officers attempted a traffic stop, but refused to yield and circled back to the home. He is believed to be alone in the house.

Officers have been negotiating with him since, but he has refused to come out. He has made threats to the public and officers. At 3:30p.m., the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) were activated to assist.

Out of an abundance of caution, a shelter in place order is being issued for the blocks between Southeast 36th Avenue to Southeast 38th Avenue, Southeast Woodward Street and Southeast Tibbetts Street. Residents are asked to stay inside their homes in that area. Currently no homes are evacuated.

Media staging is Southeast 35th Avenue and Southeast Brooklyn Street. The Public Information Officer is on scene.

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Man Shot, Suspect Arrested in Domestic Violence Case - 03/26/21

A man is in the hospital with serious injuries after being shot by a family member.

On Friday, March 26, 2021 at 12:53a.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a shooting in the 13400 Block of Southeast Division Street. They located an adult male with gunshot wounds. He was transported to a hospital by ambulance where he was treated for serious injuries. The injuries do not appear to be life threatening.

The suspect was detained nearby. The Portland Police Special Victims Unit responded to investigate. Detectives booked Jamarea M. Ford, 25, into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Assault in the First Degree-Domestic Violence.

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Wrecked Car
Wrecked Car
Carjacked Vehicle Involved in Crash, Suspect Sought (Photo) - 03/25/21

A victim was threatened with a gun during an armed carjacking in the Mt. Scott-Arleta neighborhood, and the vehicle was found wrecked a short time later in North Portland.

On Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 5:07a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of a robbery in the 5600 block of Southeast 65th Avenue. When they arrived, they spoke to the adult male victim. He said he was seated in his vehicle warming it up when the robber pointed a gun at his head and ordered him out. The victim complied and the suspect drove off with the car. Officers checked the area for the car and suspect, but they did not locate either. The car was a dark green 1999 Honda Accord 2-door. The victim was not physically injured.

At 5:35 a.m., the stolen Honda was involved in a crash (photo) with a Tri-Met Lift vehicle in the area of North Lombard Street at the Interstate-5 overpass. The driver and only occupant of the Tri-Met vehicle did not have any serious injuries. The driver of the Honda had run off, but they located a loaded handgun in the car (photo). It was seized as evidence. A search for the suspect was not successful.

Detectives are requesting area residents with video surveillance systems in the area of Southeast 65th Avenue and Southeast Harold Street check their recordings at around 05:00a.m. and look for video of the suspect. He's described as a white male, early 20's, 5'6", 145 lbs, with short hair. The suspect was not wearing a hat or glasses. The suspect was wearing a grey sweater with no hood and jeans. Anyone with video or any other information about this case, including witnesses to the collision, are asked to contact Robbery Detective Brett Hawkinson at brett.hawkinson@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-1080.


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Attached Media Files: Wrecked Car , Gun
Errol Rees
Errol Rees
(Update) Hit and Run to Pedestrian Near the St Johns Bridge - Victim identified - 03/23/21

The victim in this homicide has been identified as 57-year-old Errol Rees, of Washington County.

Any additional information about this incident will be released at the direction of investigators.

If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Ryan Foote Ryan.Foote@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0781 or Detective Travis Law Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0395.

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The victim in this incident has died.

29-year-old Roy Lawrence Bennett has been charged with Murder in the Second Degree.

Additional information will be released at the direction of investigators.

If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Ryan Foote Ryan.Foote@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0781 or Detective Travis Law Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0395.

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During the afternoon of March 19, 2021, Portland Police officers arrested 29-year-old Roy Lawrence Bennett in northeast Portland, for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Bennett was booked into the Multnomah County jail.

Homicide detectives followed investigative leads that led to the additional charges of Fail to Perform the Duties of a Driver (hit and run), Assault I and Attempted Murder.
This is an ongoing investigation. Additional information will be released at the direction of investigators.

If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Ryan Foote Ryan.Foote@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0781 or Detective Travis Law Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0395.

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A pedestrian has serious, life threatening injuries after he was hit by a car in the Cathedral Park Neighborhood near the St Johns Bridge. The suspect driver left the scene.

On Friday, March 19, 2021 at 3:33p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to an injury crash at North Crawford Street under the North Philadelphia Avenue bridge ramp viaduct. Officers located a person with serious injuries. Portland Fire and Rescue and American Medical Response paramedics responded and provided treatment. The person was transported to a hospital by ambulance.

The driver of the vehicle involved left the scene. No suspect information is being released at this time.

The Portland Police Major Crash Team and Homicide Detectives are investigating the crash. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Ryan Foote Ryan.Foote@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0781 or Detective Travis Law Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0395.

The intersection of North Crawford Street under St Johns Bridge approach span is closed. Access to the bridge is not affected.

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

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Attached Media Files: Errol Rees
Recovered firearm
Recovered firearm
Disturbance with firearm - officers arrest suspect and recover pistol - 03/23/21

On March 23, 2021, at about 1:51 p.m., Portland police officers from Central Precinct responded to a disturbance with a weapon in the 300 block of Northwest 19th Avenue. Early information suggested a person was pointing a firearm at people and threatening them.

As officers arrived, they took up positions nearby to begin gathering information. They saw the person and vehicle described by people calling in to report the disturbance. Officers developed a plan to make contact with the suspect.

As officers prepared to make contact the suspect began to leave in a vehicle. Officers adapted their plan, stopped the vehicle nearby, and took the suspect into custody. The suspect was identified as 26-year-old Laddie Raymond Calhoun.

Apparently Calhoun had been in some kind of argument with others nearby and allegedly pointed a firearm. Officers recovered a firearm at the stop.

Calhoun was transported to jail, charged with Menacing, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and warrants.

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Attached Media Files: Recovered firearm
Sex Crimes Detectives announce arrest of suspect in child sex abuse images and videos case - 03/23/21

Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit detectives are investigating allegations of the creation and distribution of images and videos depicting child sex abuse. This year-long investigation has led to the identification and eventual arrest of 21-year-old Strauss Eugene Keifer of Salem, Oregon.

Detectives believe Keifer committed his crimes in Portland and have identified a juvenile female victim. Keifer uploaded images and videos involving the sexual abuse of this victim to a pornography website. A Multnomah County Grand Jury issued a 30 count indictment in February 2021 and detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Keifer.

On March 15, 2021, Keifer was arrested in Klamath Falls, OR. He was transported to Portland and lodged in the Multnomah County jail. Charges include Sex Abuse II, Sex Abuse III, Attempt Assault IV -- Domestic Violence, Attempt Strangulation -- Domestic Violence, Criminal Mischief II, Encouraging Child Sex Abuse I, Encouraging Child Sex Abuse II, Using a Child in Display of Sexually Explicit Conduct.

The Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit is committed to investigating all sex crimes in Portland and has in-house victim advocates in support of its victim-centric approach.

If anyone has any information about this case or suspects more victims, please reach out to Detective Calvin Goldring Calvin.Goldring@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Jason Christensen JChristensen@portlandoregon.gov .

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Over 27 pounds of marijuana
Over 27 pounds of marijuana
Officers recover gun, stolen car, drugs on welfare check call - suspect arrested - 03/22/21

Portland Police patrol officers continue to serve the community and increase public safety by responding to a variety of calls for service.

On March 21, 2021, at about 3:30 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct were dispatched to check the welfare of a person passed out behind the wheel of a stolen car. The car was in a parking lot near Northeast Wasco Street and Northeast Grand Avenue.

When officers arrived they found a person still passed out in the driver seat. They could see a pistol on the front passenger seat in plain sight. Officers took the driver into custody, and conducted an investigation.

Officers determined the suspect, later identified as 58-year-old Robert Marshall Chambers, was in possession of over 27 pounds of marijuana, over 11 grams of methamphetamine, and about one and half grams of heroin. Officers recovered the drugs and other evidence, as well as the loaded pistol and stolen car. Chambers had stolen property officers were able to return to rightful owners.

Chambers was booked into jail for Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Distributing a Controlled Substance -- Heroin, Distributing a Controlled Substance -- Methamphetamine, Distributing a Controlled Substance -- Over 8 pounds of Marijuana in Public Place.

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Giant Sequoia
Giant Sequoia
Ancient Tree Damaged, Reward for Information Offered by Audubon Society of Portland (Photo) - 03/20/21

A reward is being offered for information about damage done to an ancient tree in the Sabin Neighborhood.

In February 2021, a giant Sequoia tree in the 4000 block of Northeast 12th Avenue was reportedly poisoned after holes were drilled into the base of it. The incident was reported to Portland Police Bureau under case number 21-903697.

The Audubon Society of Portland is offering a $1000 reward for information relating to the cause of this incident. If anyone has information, contact the Audubon Society of Portland
at (503) 380-9728 https://audubonportland.org/ or the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division at 503-823-0400.

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Attached Media Files: Giant Sequoia
Kenneth Coleman Family Photo
Kenneth Coleman Family Photo
Homicide Investigators Request Public Help on Case (Photo) - 03/20/21

Portland Police Homicide Detectives are continuing to investigate a 2018 homicide of Kenneth L. Coleman, 44 (family photo attached). On Thursday, the Multnomah County District Attorney's office announced an indictment of Alphonzo Johnson, 46, for Murder in the Second Degree and Felon in Possession of a Firearm: https://www.mcda.us/index.php/news/grand-jury-indicts-2018-homicide-suspect/

Despite the indictment, the investigation into Coleman's death is not finished. Detectives believe that there are other witnesses and others with information about this case that have yet to come forward. They are asking that anyone with information about this case or any other case involving Alphonzo Johnson to reach out to Detective Anthony Merrill at Anthony.Merrill@portlandoregon.gov or by phone at 503-823-4033.

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Attached Media Files: Kenneth Coleman Family Photo
Murder Suspect Arrested, Public's Help Requested in Locating Involved Vehicle - 03/18/21

On March 18, 2021, at 8:12a.m., a North Precinct officer on patrol was investigating suspicious circumstances at a motel in the 9700 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard. The officer arrested a person if interest in the Wednesday night grocery store homicide in the Russell neighborhood.

Homicide detectives responded and investigated. They determined that the person of interest was responsible for the homicide and the subsequent carjacking. They booked Blake M. Daniels, 38, into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Murder in the Second Degree, Robbery in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon with a Firearm.

The victim of the homicide is being identified as Jay Underwood, 60. The medical examiner determined he died of a gunshot wound, and ruled the death a homicide. The family has been notified.

The vehicle that was taken in the carjacking is still outstanding, and the Portland Police Bureau is requesting help from the public to locate it. It is a 2003 Subaru Forester, dark green in color, with a light bar on the roof, bearing Oregon license plate 605JWW. If located please call 911 to have an officer respond.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Brad Clifton at 503 823-0696, or Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov, or Detective Michael Greenlee at 503 823-0871, or Michael.Greenlee@portlandoregon.gov.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

One person has died in a shooting at a grocery store in the Russell Neighborhood.

On Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 9:56p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a shooting at a grocery store in the 1900 block of Northeast 122nd Avenue. When they arrived they located a victim who was deceased.

Officers learned that a short time after the shooting, in the grocery store parking lot, a suspect robbed a driver of their car at gunpoint. The victim of the carjacking was unhurt. Detectives are still trying to determine if the two incidents are related. No suspect information is being released.

The grocery store is closed during the investigation. No roads are affected. The PIO is not responding to the scene.

Homicide detectives are responding to investigate. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Brad Clifton Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0696 or Michael Greenlee Michael.Greenlee@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0871.

More information about this case will be released when appropriate.

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Portland Police Investigation Into Sex Crimes Leads to Arrest - 03/18/21

On March 17, 2021, at about 2:00 p.m., members of the Portland Police Bureau Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) and Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) arrested 34-year-old John Damron III in the 7300 Block of Northeast Columbia Avenue, on charges related to a complex and ongoing criminal investigation.

This investigation was initiated by a detective previously assigned to the Human Trafficking Detail and recently transferred to the ECST. The detective retained this case and continued to investigate while also actively working gun violence cases as part of the ECST.

Mr. Damron was charged with 190 counts related to this investigation. The charges include using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct, purchasing sex with a minor, luring a minor, online sexual corruption of a child, sodomy in the third degree, sexual abuse in the third degree, coercion, and encouraging child sexual abuse in the first degree.

At approximately 6:00 p.m., ECST and SERT executed a related search warrant at residence in the 4700 Block of Northeast 22nd Avenue and seized additional evidence relevant to this case.

In conjunction with this news release, the Multnomah County District Attorney has released additional information and is seeking to determine if there are additional victims. The MCDA's news release can be found using this link:

https://www.mcda.us/index.php/news/da-mike-schmidt-portland-police-seek-information-on-sex-crimes-investigation/

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Portland Police Bureau Detective Meghan Burkeen at 503-823- 2092 or via e-mail at Meghan.Burkeen@portlandoregon.gov.

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Eugene Gumz
Eugene Gumz
(Update) Missing Person - Located in Troutdale (Photo) - 03/18/21

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies locate Eugene Gumz during the evening of March 17, 2021. Mr. Gumz was in Troutdale, OR when they found him. He is now safe.

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Thanks to tips from the community, detectives now know Eugene Gumz was in Portland yesterday, March 16, at about 4:05 p.m. He was experiencing car trouble on the east side near the Ross Island Bridge (see photo provided by F. Molina)

He seemed confused.

Anyone who sees Mr. Gumz or his car is asked to call 911.

People with information about this missing person case is asked to contact Portland Police Detective Kristina Coffey Kristina.Coffey@portlandoregon.gov .

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Correction - Eugene Gumz left Portland on Monday, March 15, 2021. The original release listed the day of week incorrectly.

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Portland Police Bureau Missing Persons Detectives would like help finding 74-year-old Eugene Gumz, of Portland.

Mr. Gumz left Portland on Saturday, March 15, 2021 driving his silver, four door 2012 VW Passat, Oregon license 9R3067. Mr. Gumz is known to have spent the night in Lebanon, OR that night and checked out on March 16, 2021 at about 10:00 a.m.

Mr. Gumz may be confused and may have problems with his memory and sense of direction. Detectives believe under the circumstances he is an endangered person and needs to have his welfare checked when found.

Mr. Gumz is white male, 6 feet tall and weighs about 200 pounds. He is bald with gray hair on the sides and gray facial hair.

Anyone who sees Mr. Gumz or his car is asked to call 911.

People with information about this missing person case is asked to contact Portland Police Detective Kristina Coffey Kristina.Coffey@portlandoregon.gov .
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Attached Media Files: Eugene Gumz , Eugene Gumz
Serious Injury Crash involving Pedestrian Downtown, Major Crash Team Investigating - 03/17/21

A pedestrian is in the hospital with serious, life threatening injuries after being struck by a car in Downtown Portland.

On Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 4:15p.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a crash at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Pine Street. Portland Fire and Rescue and American Medical Response paramedics responded and the pedestrian was transported to the hospital by ambulance. The driver of the involved car remained at the scene.

Due to the seriousness of the injuries, the Portland Police Traffic Division Major Crash Team is responding to investigate. Southwest 3rd Avenue is closed between Southwest Pine Street to Southwest Oak Street.

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Recovered Firearm
Recovered Firearm
Enhanced Community Safety Team Arrest Shooter, Recover Firearm - 03/17/21

On March 16, 2021, members of the Portland Police Enhanced Community Safety Team (ESCT) located a suspect wanted in connection with a January 2021 shooting that happened in Gresham. Four people were struck by gunfire.

Investigators collaborated with the Gresham Police, Portland Police Special Emergency Reaction Team and Crisis Negotiation Team.

On March 17, 2021, at about 3:30 a.m., ECST officers executed a search warrant at a residence in the 5200 block of Northeast Killingsworth Street, in Portland. The juvenile suspect in this case was taken into custody. Officers recovered a firearm and ammunition, as well as other evidence.

The juvenile suspect had warrants for four counts of Attempt Murder 2, four counts of Attempt Assault II, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon and was transported to the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Center.

The Enhanced Community Safety Team was established in part due to community requests for further investigation into unprecedented numbers of reported shootings in Multnomah County. The team works collaboratively with other area law enforcement agencies to investigate and solve reported shootings.

This is an ongoing investigation. If anyone has information about this case, please reference Gresham case number 21-286 and e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov .

Anonymous tips can be sent through Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

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Attached Media Files: Recovered Firearm
164 grams of Meth
164 grams of Meth
East Precinct Neighborhood Response Team Officers Recover Car, Meth - Arrest Suspect - 03/17/21

On March 17, 2021 the Portland Police East Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) received information about an Alfa Romeo car, which was fraudulently purchased from a dealership near Southeast 92nd Ave and Southeast Stark Street.

NRT officers began investigating and located the car in a nearby motel parking lot. Officers developed information about the suspect and conducted surveillance on the car. When the suspect returned to the car, officers took her into custody.

Officers recovered forged documents, and approximately 164 grams (5.7 ounces) of methamphetamine. Officers returned the car to the dealership.

The suspect was identified as 38-year-old Mary P. Nguyen, who was booked into jail for Aggravated Identity Theft, 7 counts of Forgery I, Aggravated Theft I, Distribution of a Controlled Substance -- Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance -- Methamphetamine, Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, and Computer Crime.

East Precinct NRT officers work on problem solving through coordination of community and city resources to solve chronic problems that decrease crime and increase neighborhood vitality. The assist patrol, engage with the community, conduct directed patrol and follow up investigations.
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Attached Media Files: 164 grams of Meth , Recovered Alfa Romeo
One person shot overnight in Concordia neighborhood - 03/17/21

On March 17, 2021, at about 12:14 a.m., Portland Police responded to a shooting in the Concordia neighborhood near Northeast 29th Avenue and Northeast Lombard Street.

Officers arrived and found one gunshot victim, who was eventually transported by ambulance to a hospital with a non-life threatening injury. Officers checked the area for evidence and spoke with witnesses.

There is no suspect information and nobody was taken into custody. This shooting is under investigation.

If anyone has information about this case, please reference case 21-71313 and e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov .

Anonymous tips can be sent through Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/
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Police Bureau Acknowledges PPA President Resignation - 03/16/21

The Portland Police Bureau is aware Officer Brian Hunzeker has resigned as the Portland Police Association president.

Officer Hunzeker remains an employee of the Portland Police Bureau, and will receive an assignment within the bureau to be determined.

The investigation into the release of information concerning Commissioner Hardesty is ongoing.
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Manual.jpg
Manual.jpg
PPB Seeks Public Input on Directives - 03/16/21

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

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

2nd Universal Review: 3/16/2021 -- 4/15/2021

* Directive 0630.35, Bureau Response to Alarm Calls for Service (New)

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


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Help find George Pickett
Help find George Pickett
Vulnerable man missing from southeast Portland care facility - 03/15/21

The Portland Police Bureau Missing Persons Unit is asking for help locating a vulnerable person.

68-year-old George Pickett walked away from a care facility in the 7400 block of Southeast Division Street during the morning of March 12, 2021. Mr. Pickett is an African American male, 6'1", weighs 180 pounds, with gray hair. He no longer has the beard seen in his ID photo.

He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black pants and black Nike shoes. He does not have identification or money with him.

Mr. Pickett suffers from dementia and anyone who sees him should call 911 so police and medical personnel can check his welfare.

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Attached Media Files: Help find George Pickett
Canine quarantined after biting two people - 03/15/21

A Portland Police dog is currently out of patrol service during an investigation into how he escaped from his handler's yard and bit two people.

On Friday, March 12, 2021, at about 5:00 p.m., an off-duty Portland Police K9 handler learned that his canine partner had escaped from his fenced yard and injured two people walking their dog in Happy Valley. Paramedics responded, as did the Happy Valley Police Department and Happy Valley Code Enforcement. The couple's dog did not appear to have been injured.

The Happy Valley Police Department and Code Enforcement conducted the initial investigation into the incident. Per Portland Police K9 Policy, the handler notified a Portland Police K9 unit supervisor, who responded to the scene, coordinated with Happy Valley Police, and began an internal investigation. The initial investigation determined that the police dog broke through a piece of fencing and got free in the neighborhood. At some point afterward, the police dog encountered two people walking their dog and bit them both.

The police canine has been secured, kenneled, and quarantined and will remain out of service until the investigation is complete and Portland Police K9 Unit trainers have had an opportunity to assess the dog further.

"The Portland Police K9 Unit and the Bureau regret this unfortunate incident," said Deputy Chief Chris Davis. "This appears to be an isolated event. K9 officers provide a valuable service to community safety and have a good safety record. Part of the ongoing internal investigation will determine if any additional training or procedural changes need to be made to avoid this type of incident from happening again."

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Manual.jpg
PPB Seeks Public Input on Directives - 03/15/21

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

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

2nd Universal Review: 3/15/2021 -- 4/14/2021

* Directive 0414.00, Pregnancy and Lactation Accommodations

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


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Guns
Guns
UPDATE: Photo of Guns Seized During Attempted Murder Investigation - 03/13/21

The Multnomah County District Attorney has announced Attempted Murder and other charges against Cole T. Miller, 32, related to this shooting in the Hazelwood Neighborhood last month.

See this press release for further: https://www.mcda.us/index.php/news/da-mike-schmidt-files-attempted-murder-charge-police-recover-5-ar-15-rifles/

Investigators, formally assigned to the Assault Detail and now working with the Enhanced Community Safety Team, are releasing a photograph of the weapons seized during this investigation (photo).

This includes five AR-15 rifles, a Glock 17 handgun, two Glock 43 handguns, a ghost-gun resembling a Glock 19 and a loaded .45 caliber handgun. Officers also located other gun paraphernalia, including a rifle scope.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On February 1, 2021, at approximately 5:37 a.m., officers from the East Precinct responded to a call of a shooting in the 10500 block of East Burnside Street. Upon their arrival, officers found an adult male who had been shot. The victim was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The investigation is ongoing and detectives request that anyone with information about this incident please contact the Portland Police Bureau at (503) 823-3333 and reference case #21-28735. Community members can also send a tip to crimetips@portlandoregon.gov , call 503-823-0400, or contact Crime Stoppers.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

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Attached Media Files: Guns
Gun, Armor, Helmet
Gun, Armor, Helmet
March in Pearl District Ends With Property Destruction, Group Detained (Photo) - 03/13/21

Officers detained a group of about 100 in a march that devolved into property destruction in the Pearl District.

On Friday, March 12, 2021 at about 9:00p.m., a group began marching in the street, blocking vehicular traffic, from Jamison Park, 810 Northwest 11th Avenue. They were advised by loudspeaker that the street was open to vehicular traffic, but the crowd continued to march in the street.

At about 9:15p.m., at Northwest 15th Avenue and Northwest Overton Street, some in the crowd began breaking windows (photo). Officers moved in to address the criminal behavior. They created a perimeter around the group on Northwest Marshall Street between Northwest 13th Avenue and Northwest 14th Avenue.

The group was advised that they were being detained for investigation of crimes, they were not free to leave, and they should comply with officers' lawful orders. Failure to comply may result in arrest or force being used against them to include, but not limited to, crowd control agents, impact weapons, or tear gas. Legal observers, press, and anyone who was medically fragile or anyone who needs immediate medical attention were invited to leave the enclosed area if they wished. Those that were being detained were identified and photographed, as part of a criminal investigation, before being released. Some refused to comply and locked arms together in an effort to interfere with the investigation. Officers escorted them away and they were arrested. A suspect in the earlier window vandalism was arrested and charged.

Officers discovered numerous items left behind by people inside the perimeter, including a crowbar, hammers, bear spray, slugging weapon with rocks, high impact slingshot, and knives (photos).

As the event unfolded, groups formed on the outside and physically challenged officers. Some threw rocks and full cans of beer at officers (photo). Officers deployed some OC (pepper) spray and one impact munition. Arrests were made, including two suspects carrying firearms, wearing body armor and helmets.

Thirteen people were charged with crimes:

Juvenile male, 17, of Portland, referred to Juvenile Justice for Criminal Mischief in the First Degree

Katrina Walker, 26, of Portland, criminal citation in lieu of custody for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

Tara Walker, 34, unknown residence, booked in the Multnomah County Detention Center for Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm in a Public Place, Resisting Arrest

Cody Connell, 35, unknown residence, booked in the Multnomah County Detention Center for Interfering with a Peace Officer, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Daniel Muller, 36, unknown residence, criminal citation in lieu of custody for Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Attempted Assaulting a Public Safety Officer

Ian McCarthy, 28, of Portland, criminal citation in lieu of custody for Interfering with a Peace Officer, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Dillon Granthan, 28, unknown residence, criminal citation in lieu of custody for Interfering with a Peace Officer

Sean Lopez, 26, unknown residence, criminal citation in lieu of custody for Interfering with a Peace Officer

Saekwon Williams, 23, unknown residence, criminal citation in lieu of custody for Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Ryan Skut, 34, of Milwaukie, Oregon, criminal citation in lieu of custody for Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Alissa Azar, 29, unknown residence, criminal citation in lieu of custody for Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Rachel Levelle, 24, of Portland, criminal citation in lieu of custody for Interfering with a Peace Officer

Amber Raby, 22, of Portland, criminal citation in lieu of custody for Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

The investigation is continuing and additional charges are possible.

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One Man Seriously Injured During Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Shooting - 03/12/21

A man went to the hospital with serious injuries after a shooting in the Powerhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood.

On Thursday, March 12, 2021 at 9:11p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of shots heard in the 8200 block of Southeast Kelly Street. When they arrived they located one adult male victim with multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to a hospital with serious injuries. They are not believed to be life-threatening. Officers found numerous bullets had pierced a home occupied by the victim and others. No one else was hurt.

The Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) responded and is investigating. No suspect information is being released at this time.

If anyone has information about this shooting, please reference case 21-66134 and e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov .

Anonymous tips can be sent through Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/


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