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Suspect Steals Running Vehicle, Victim Suffers Minor Injuries - Suspect Arrested (Photo) - 08/02/15
On Saturday August 1, 2015, at 4:57 p.m., East Precinct officers were flagged down at Southeast 130th Avenue and Stark Street on the report of a possible carjacking.

Multiple officers responded to the area to locate the stolen vehicle. Officers talking with the victim learned that he left his black 1995 Toyota 4Runner running and unoccupied to keep the air conditioning on to cool the car down.

The suspect, later identified as 27-year-old San Saechao, entered the vehicle and got behind the wheel and began to drive away. The victim tried to intervene but the suspect was able to fight him off and the suspect drove away.

The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a Portland hospital.
Officers located the victim's vehicle abandoned approximately six blocks away from the initial incident location.

Officers contacted several witnesses who provided information leading to the identification of Saechao as the suspect.

Saechao was contacted by police at his residence in the 12600 block of Southeast Salmon Court and taken into custody.

Saechao was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the Third Degree, Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle and Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle. Saechao will be arraigned on Monday.

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Shooting Investigation Overnight in Northeast Portland's Concordia Neighborhood - No Known Injuries (Photo) - 08/02/15
On Sunday August 2, 2015, at 4:20 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the area of Northeast 27th Avenue and Holman Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire in the street. Two parked vehicles in the area sustained bullet damage.

No gunshot victims were located at the scene or were reported at any area hospitals.

There is no suspect information in this case.

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

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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Convicted Felon Arrested After Dropping a Gun During a Fight in Old Town (Photo) - 08/02/15
On Sunday August 2, 2015, at 2:55 a.m., Central Precinct Entertainment Detail officers were flagged down at Northwest 4th Avenue and Couch Street on the report of a fight between several females.

As officers began to break up the fight, two officers saw two men fighting with each other in an adjacent parking lot and onlookers yelling that one of the men had a gun.

As officers verbally engaged the two men, a handgun fell to the ground and one of the two men ran away, eventually getting arrested several blocks away.

The suspect who ran, 32-year-old Gerald Cunningham, was arrested for possession of the handgun.

Cunningham was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Menacing, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, and Possession of a Loaded Firearm. Additionally, Cunningham was held on a parole violation (convicted of Manslaughter).

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's King Neighborhood - No Known Injuries (Photo) - 08/02/15
On Sunday August 2, 2015, at 3:35 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the area of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Failing Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire on MLK at Mason Street.

Witnesses told police that two vehicles were being driven northbound on MLK when someone in an SUV fired at the occupant(s) of a sedan driving next to the SUV. Both vehicles left the area and no gunshot victims have been located.

Northbound MLK, from Failing to Skidmore Streets, will be closed briefly as investigators collect evidence.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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Drunk Driver, Armed with Multiple Firearms Arrested after Nearly Crashing into a Police Car (Photo) - 08/02/15
On Saturday August 1, 2015, at 8:25 p.m., Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers stopped a red 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV, driven by 36-year-old Sabahudin Nuhanovic, after he crossed into oncoming traffic, nearly striking their patrol car on Southeast Powell Boulevard near 137th Avenue.

As officers made contact with Nuhanovic, he reached for his waistband several times before officers were able to get him into custody. During a search, officers located an unloaded handgun in Nuhanovic's waistband. During a search of Nuhanovic's vehicle, officers located and seized another handgun, a shotgun, and ammunition.

Officers determined that Nuhanovic was under the influence of alcohol. Nuhanovic was booked on charges of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (two counts), Reckless Driving, and Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII). He'll be arraigned on Monday.

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Shooting Investigation Overnight in Northeast Portland's Vernon Neighborhood (Photo) - 08/02/15
On Sunday August 2, 2015, at 1:02 a.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers responded to the report of gunfire in the area of Northeast 18th Avenue and Alberta Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire and damage to a parked vehicle and a building. No gunshot victims were located at the scene or were reported at any area hospitals.

Witnesses told police that there was a disturbance between two groups of people, followed by gunfire and vehicles speeding out of the area.

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

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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CLARIFICATION: Suspect Arrested in Connection with June 2015 Old Town Homicide (Photo) - 08/02/15
The US Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force arrested Patrick Rembert and turned him over to Portland Police Homicide detectives. His indictment on charges of Manslaughter in the Second Degree and Assault in the Second Degree are for the death of Marvin Holiday.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Friday July 31, 2015, Portland Police Homicide detectives arrested 36-year-old Patrick Rembert in connection with the June 2015 death of 54-year-old Marvin Holiday.

Rembert was previously indicted by a Multnomah County Grand Jury on charges of Manslaughter in the Second Degree and Assault in the Second Degree. Rembert also had an outstanding parole violation. Rembert was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned on Monday August 3.

This investigation started on June 4, 2015, at 10:20 p.m., when Central Precinct officers responded to the report of an assault in the 300 block of Northwest 6th Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, Marvin Holiday, suffering from traumatic injuries. Holiday was transported to a Portland hospital where he later died.

Homicide detectives developed information in the case that led to the identification and indictment of the suspect, Patrick Rembert.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Detective Mark Sponhauer at 503-823-0416, mark.sponhauer@portlandoregon.gov; or Detective Kristina Coffey at 503-823-0696, kristina.coffey@portlandoregon.gov.

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Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 08/01/15
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 all of its Directives.

At the beginning of the month the Bureau will post Directives for public review and ask for comments.

Currently, the Bureau is asking for the community's feedback regarding the following Directives:

* 630.05, Vehicle Pursuits
* 630.10, Driving Response
* 640.05, Gang Affiliation Designation
* 640.40, Investigations on Public School Property
* 660.32, Agent/Informant Processing
* 660.33, Informants
* 1500.00, Training

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 and access the Directives Project review schedule.

These Directives will remain posted and comments collected from Saturday August 1, 2015, through Sunday August 30, 2015.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in North Portland's Humboldt Neighborhood - No Known Victims - 07/31/15
On Friday July 31, 2015, at 7:59 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 5000 block of North Commercial Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire but did not find any gunshot victims. No property damage has been located and preliminary information indicates that the shooting occurred near a party attended by several gang associates.

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

Gang Enforcement Team (GET) detectives have responded to investigate the shooting.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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UPDATE: Public's Help Needed to Locate a Suspect in a Hit and Run, Assault Investigation (Photo) - 07/31/15
The actual vehicle license plate is Oregon D010926 and the vehicle is confirmed as a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox.

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The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help to locate 28-year-old Elisha Rae Hanson in connection with a July 22, 2015 incident that occurred in Southeast Portland's Mill Park Neighborhood.

Hanson is described as a white female, 5'9" tall, 150 pounds, brown hair, and green eyes.

Detectives are also asking for the public's help to locate the vehicle Hanson was driving at the time of the incident.

The vehicle is a dark-colored 2012 or 2013 Chevrolet Equinox with yellow Oregon Disabled Veteran license plates.

This investigation began on Wednesday July 22, 2015, at 1:24 p.m., when East Precinct officers responded to the report of a hit and run in the Taco Bell parking lot, located at Southeast 126th Avenue and Division Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located 48-year-old Kevin McNerney suffering from traumatic injuries. McNerney remains in critical condition at a Portland hospital.

Investigators believe that McNerney was involved in an altercation Hanson, who struck him with the vehicle in the course of leaving the parking lot.

Anyone seeing Hanson or the vehicle is asked to call 9-1-1 and provide detailed information.

Anyone with non-emergency information should contact Detective Chris Traynor at 503-823-0449, christopher.traynor@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457, rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov.

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Hiring and Promotion Ceremony Today at 2:30 p.m. at the Justice Center - 07/30/15
Today, Thursday July 30, 2015, at 2:30 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau will be hosting a hiring and promotion ceremony in the Wayne Sullivan Room on the 14th Floor of the Justice Center, located at 1111 Southwest 2nd Avenue.

Seven (7) new police officers will be sworn-in to the Bureau. Additionally, one detective will be promoted to lieutenant, and three non-sworn employees hired by the Bureau will be recognized.

Interested media should plan to arrive early and all guests must check in at the Central Precinct desk.

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Update #2 - Officer injured while responding to a disturbance call - 07/30/15
###UPDATE###

The suspect in this incident, 24-year-old, Joshua O'Farrell, has been booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assaulting a Public Safety Officer and Resisting Arrest for his assault on the officer in this incident. He has also been charged with Telephonic Harassment and Criminal Trespass II for crimes related to the investigation which led to the contact between the officer and O'Farrell.

The officer in this incident is recovering.

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###UPDATE###

Officers have taken custody of the suspect in this incident in the area of S.E 132nd Avenue and S.E. Washington Street. The perimeter has been removed and there should not be any impacts on traffic. The suspects name is not currently available but will be updated.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE###

This morning, July 30, 2015, at 12:28 a.m., Officers from East Precinct responded to a disturbance call in the area of S.E. 137 Avenue and S.E. Stark Street. Upon arriving officers found several individuals at the scene, one of whom appeared very upset.

This subject, described as a male white, approximately 5'9" with a red or orange shirt and blue jeans left the area. While one officer attempted to determine if a crime had occurred another officer contacted the subject.

An altercation ensued resulting in the officer being assault and suffering an injury to her head. The suspect fled.

Officers have established a permitted in the area and are attempting to locate the suspect. K9 and other units are assisting with the search.

The injured officer, a 7-year veteran, is at an area hospital being treated. The injuries are not life-threatening.

Officers are asking anyone in the area who sees a person matching this description or otherwise acting suspiciously (i.e. running through their back yard) to call 911. Anyone with other information about this incident is asked to call the non-emergency number at 503-823-3333.


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Update - Central Precinct responds to car jacking - suspect in custody - 07/29/15
###UPDATE###

Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detectives are booking 48-year-old Berry McCarthy into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery II, Kidnapping I and II and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.

There are no outstanding suspects on this case.

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Today, July 29, 2015, at 10:27 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a parking structure at 1631 SW 12th Avenue on the report of a car jacking. The victim, a Portland State University student, was forced into the vehicle by the suspect but was able to escape and call for help.

Officers in the area stopped the car and took the suspect into custody.

Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detectives are responding to the scene to conduct and investigation. This investigation is ongoing.

There incident no longer presents a danger to the public. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division at 503-823-0400.
Update - Central Precinct officers respond to a man in a mental health crisis - 07/29/15
###UPDATE###

Officers from Central Precinct and the Portland Police Bureau's Behavioral Health Unit were able to safely contact the individual in this call. Officer initially received information that he was in his vehicle, armed with a gun, threatening suicide. Officer responded and located the man in a nearby park. Officers safely took custody of him and he was unarmed.

The individual, a 25-year-old male, was transported to an area hospital.

The Police Bureau would like to remind the public that suicide is preventable and that help is available.

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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Today, July 29, 2015, at 1:28 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the area of S.E. 34th Avenue and S.E. Gladstone Street on a report of an individual, possibly armed with a gun, threatening to shoot himself. Officer have arrived in and are attempting to contact the individual.

The incident is ongoing and updates will be provided as soon as they are available.

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

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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Suspect Arrested After Leading Police on Two Traffic Pursuits in Two Days (Photo) - 07/29/15
On Tuesday July 28, 2015, at approximately 6:30 p.m., North Precinct officers were engaged in a short traffic pursuit in the area of Pier Park in North Portland's St. Johns Neighborhood.

The pursuit was short in duration and low speed, ending when the driver ran from the vehicle and into Pier Park. The suspect tripped as he ran, which allowed officers to get close to him and take him into custody.

19-year-old Austin Wilfong was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempt to Elude by Vehicle (two counts), Interfering with a Peace Officer (two counts), Reckless Driving, Attempt to Elude on Foot, and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree.

Wilfong engaged police in a traffic pursuit on Monday July 27 also, after North Precinct officers responded to the report of a disturbance at a home in the 7100 block of North Hodge Avenue. Due to Wilfong's reckless driving and his known identity, officers discontinued pursuing him on Monday.

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Portland Police Monitoring Demonstration on St. Johns Bridge and Willamette River - 07/29/15
In the early morning hours of Wednesday July 29, 2015, more than a dozen people lowered themselves from the St. Johns Bridge in North Portland and are presently dangling over the Willamette River. Additionally, numerous people in kayaks and small boats put in to the Willamette River below the bridge as part of a coordinated demonstration against Shell Oil.

At present, the St. Johns Bridge remains open to vehicular traffic. Pedestrian traffic has been restricted at this time.

Commuters and regular users of the St. Johns Bridge should be aware that traffic may be impacted at some point today due to the demonstration. Alternate routes are encouraged throughout the day to avoid any potential delays. The nearest alternate route is the Fremont Bridge in Downtown Portland.

At this point, no arrests have been made and police are continuing to monitor the demonstration.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

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First Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser for Portland Police Cadets and Reserve Officers on August 29 - 07/28/15
On Saturday August 29, 2015, Mountain View Golf Club in Boring, Oregon, will host the First Annual Portland Police Cadets/Reserve Officer Golf Tournament.

The golf tournament is a fundraiser for both the Cadets and Reserve Officers, who volunteer their time to help keep the City of Portland as one of the safest cities in the country.

The tournament is a four person scramble with registration beginning at 11:30 a.m. and is limited to the first 144 golfers who register. There will be a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start to the tournament followed by a dinner and awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m.

Registration costs are $125.00 per person. Hole sponsorship is available for $250.00 per hole and corporate sponsorship is available for $1,000.00 (includes foursome fee). All net proceeds from the event will go directly to the Portland Police Bureau Cadet/Reserve Program.

The tournament is expected to sell out so register early to guarantee your spot on the course.

Register today by following this link: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/533019

Sponsors of the tournament include Robert Ball Companies, Point Blank Distributing and Benchmade.

For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Deborah Monk at 503-823-4849, deborah.monk@portlandoregon.gov

To learn more about the Portland Police Cadet Program, please visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/420436

To learn more about the Portland Police Reserve Officer Program, please visit
http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/420442

Mountain View Golf Club is located at 27195 Southeast Kelso Road, Boring, Oregon 97009.

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UPDATE: Pedestrian Critically Injured in Crash on North Mississippi Avenue - Major Crash Team Responding to Investigate (Photo) - 07/27/15
The pedestrian injured in today's crash has been identified as 44-year-old Angel Hector Marquez of Sandy, Oregon. Mr. Marquez is reported to be in serious condition at a Portland hospital suffering from traumatic injuries.

The driver involved in the crash has been identified as 37-year-old Frederick Chao of North Portland. Mr. Chao remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. Mr. Chao was driving a 2012 Nissan Versa.

Investigators learned that Mr. Marquez was walking southbound across Russell Street, in the crosswalk, when he was struck by Mr. Chao, who was making a westbound turn onto Russell Street from southbound Mississippi Avenue. Mr. Chao continued westbound and crashed into a parked pick-up truck on Russell Street.

Mr. Chao did not display any signs of impairment. Preliminary information indicates that Mr. Chao suffered a medical event prior to striking Mr. Marquez.

No citations have been issued at this time. Once the investigation is complete, the case will be presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Monday July 27, 2015, at 11:50 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by driver at North Russell Street and Mississippi Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the injured pedestrian, who has been transported to a Portland hospital with traumatic injuries.

The driver involved in the crash has remained at the scene.

Based on the pedestrian's injuries, the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation.

The intersection of North Russell Street and Mississippi Avenue will be closed for several hours due to the investigation.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #15-29 Sharon Allison Homicide (Photo) - 07/27/15
The Vancouver (WA) Police Department, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve a homicide that occurred in May 2015.

In the morning hours of Saturday May 9, 2015, 66-year-old Sharon Louise Allison was discovered murdered in her ground floor apartment at the Columbia House Apartments for Seniors at 130 West 24th Street in Vancouver, Washington.

Sharon was last seen alive on Friday, May 8, 2015, speaking to a man in the hallway near her apartment.

The man is described as a white male in his 40s, between 5'7" and 5'10" tall, average build with short brown hair.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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Residential Robbery Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Centennial Neighborhood - Two People Injured (Photo) - 07/27/15
On Monday July 27, 2015, at 10:49 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a residential robbery in progress at a residence in the 1700 block of Southeast 162nd Avenue.

As officers were responding to the scene, additional information was received that the suspect or suspects fled the home.

Officers arrived at the residence and located two adult males suffering from non-life-threatening injuries. Both were transported to Portland hospitals for treatment.

Preliminary information indicates that the suspect or suspects entered the home demanding cash and marijuana. Gunshots may have been fired but neither of the injured parties was hit by a bullet.

Robbery detectives are responding to the scene to continue the investigation.

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

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Eyo Nyong Murder Remains Unsolved After 10 Years - Crime Stoppers Reward Offered in Case (Photo) - 07/27/15
The Portland (OR) Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve a homicide that occurred ten years ago.

On July 27, 2005, at approximately 9:50 p.m., 26-year-old Eyo Nyong, who was also known as "Black," was standing near the parking lot of a bar located in the 3500 block of North Vancouver Avenue.

Witnesses told the police that Mr. Nyong was approached by two African-American males and became engaged in a conversation with them.

As Mr. Nyong was talking with the two males, one of them pulled a gun and fired. Mr. Nyong was shot in the head, fell to the ground and died. The suspects ran northbound on North Vancouver Avenue.

Mr. Nyong often frequented the bar, known as J.D. Sports Bar at the time. He left behind his mother, father and five small children.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Mill Park Neighborhood - One Man Injured - 07/27/15
On Monday July 27, 2015, at 7:44 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 12400 block of Southeast Caruthers Street on the report of a man injured in a shooting.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a male adult inside a residence, suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

The man has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment.

There have been no arrests and the circumstances of the shooting are under investigation by Assault detectives.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call 503-823-0400.

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Sex Trafficking Unit Arrests 61-Year-Old Man on Friday in Online Sting (Photo) - 07/27/15
On Friday July 24, 2015, officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit arrested a 61-year-old man who believed he was meeting a minor for sex acts.

Officers posted a fake online advertisement and the suspect, 61-year-old William Moses, responded to the ad. During the online conversation, Moses mentioned he would like to have sex with a minor.

Officers continued to engage the individual, and he eventually agreed to meet in Portland for sex with what he believed would be a minor.

Once Moses arrived in the area of Southeast 99th Avenue and Oak Street, he was taken into custody without incident.

Moses was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Purchasing Sex with a Minor, Attempted Sex Abuse in the Second Degree, Using a Child in a Display of Sexually Explicit Conduct, Patronizing a Prostitute, Promoting Prostitution, Attempted Promoting Prostitution, Attempted Compelling Prostitution, Luring a Minor, Online Sexual Corruption in the First Degree, and Endangering a Minor.

Moses will be arraigned on Monday in Multnomah County Court.

If you know or think that someone may be trafficking or exploited, please contact one of the following resources:

National Human Trafficking Resource Center 1-888-373-7888
Sexual Assault Resource Center hotline 1-800-640-5311
LifeWorks NW 503-710-1513

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Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest, Recovery of Stolen Handgun (Photo) - 07/26/15
On Friday July 24, 2015, at 10:28 p.m., Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers stopped a red GMC Yukon for speeding at Southeast 100th Avenue and Stark Street.

During the course of the stop, officers located a stolen handgun in the vehicle and arrested the driver, 30-year-old Marcus Dupree Giles. The gun had previously been reported stolen during a car prowl in Clark County, Washington.

Giles was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm and Theft in the First Degree. He'll be arraigned on Monday.

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

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

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

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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Shooting Investigation Underway After Man Arrives at Portland Hospital with Non-Life-Threatening Gunshot Wound (Photo) - 07/26/15
On Sunday July 26, 2015, at 9:24 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a that a 30-year-old man arrived at Portland Adventist Medical Center with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Based on the investigation thus far, officers believe the victim was injured in a shooting that occurred at approximately 2:45 a.m., near North Columbia Boulevard and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

An unknown person drove the victim to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center but then left with him and took him to Portland Adventist Medical Center.

Gang Enforcement Team (GET) detectives responded to investigate the shooting.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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UPDATE - ARREST: Shooting Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Centennial Neighborhood - No Known Injuries (Photo) - 07/26/15
Gang Enforcement Team (GET) investigators arrested 24-year-old Aaron Deon Kinsey early this morning after a six hour standoff at his residence.

Kinsey's arrest comes as a result of an investigation into a shooting on Saturday evening in the 1300 block of Southeast 160th Place.

GET investigators were able to develop information that Kinsey was the shooter and that he was inside his home in the 1300 block of Southeast 160th Place.

Officers made numerous attempts to persuade Kinsey to exit the home and surrender to police. Initial attempts were not successful so, based on the information developed in the investigation and the belief that Kinsey was armed with a handgun, the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) responded to the scene to assist with the safe apprehension of Kinsey and the service of a search warrant.

At approximately 4:00 a.m., SERT breached a door in the home using an explosive charge and shortly after, Kinsey surrendered to police without incident.

Investigators searching the home seized two handguns.

Kinsey was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempted Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. He'll be arraigned on Monday.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact Detective Meghan Burkeen at 503-823-2092, meghan.burkeen@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Saturday July 25, 2015, at 6:15 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 1300 block of Southeast 160th Place.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted witnesses who told police that the suspect is an African American male in his 30s wearing dark clothing and that he was possibly shooting at a dark-colored vehicle that was in the street. It is not known where the suspect went after the shooting.

Officers located damaged to the garage of a residence but have not located any gunshot victims.

The Gang Enforcement Team (GET) is responding to conduct an investigation.

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

he Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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UPDATE #2: Traffic Crash on I-5 Southbound at Burnside Affecting Traffic - 07/25/15
The motorcycle rider injured in Friday evening's crash has been identified as 42-year-old Stephanie Bennifield of Gresham. She remains in the hospital and is expected to survive her injuries.

The truck driver, 36-year-old Gurprit Singh of Kent, Washington, cooperated with investigators at the scene.

Bennifield was riding a 2001 Ducati motorcycle when she hit the back of a trailer behind Singh's 2011 Freightliner.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. No citations have been issued.

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

Preliminary information indicates that the motorcycle rider crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer. The rider is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. The tractor-trailer driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

Freeway traffic will be impacted for several hours.

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On Friday July 24, 2015, at 5:17 p.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a motorcycle rider down on I-5 southbound near the Burnside Bridge.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the injured rider, who was suffering traumatic injuries. The rider has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment.

I-5 southbound traffic is being diverted on to I-405/Fremont Bridge and there are significant traffic impacts to on-ramps and interchanges in the Rose Quarter area.

Traffic Division officers are in the early stages of an investigation and updates will be provided as they become available.

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Gang Enforcement Team Investigating Two Reports of Gunfire Early Saturday Morning in North Portland (Photo) - 07/25/15
On Saturday July 25, 2015, at approximately 4:10 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the area of North Kerby Avenue and Willis Boulevard.

As officers were responding to the area, witnesses reported seeing a crowd of 10 to 15 gang members wearing red in a parking lot and several cars leaving the area.

Shortly after officers arrived, police heard several more gunshots to the southeast of their location, off in the distance.

Callers to 9-1-1 reported seeing a vehicle drive by Javier's Tacos, located at North Vancouver Avenue and Lombard Street.

Officers responded to Javier's and located evidence of gunfire and damage to a window at Javier's.

No gunshot victims were located at either location nor arrived at any Portland area hospitals.

The Gang Enforcement Team (GET) responded to conduct an investigation into both incidents, which are believed to be related.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 26-Year-Old Man (Photo) - 07/25/15
26-year-old Joshua Shirey was safely located Friday evening and is receiving medical care.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate a 26-year-old man reported missing on July 22, 2015.

26-year-old Joshua Allen Shirey is described as a white male, 5'11" tall, 145 pounds, hazel eyes, clean shaven, hair approximately 2" long (photo is an older driver's license picture).

Shirey was last seen in the area of Northeast 102nd Avenue and Halsey Street on or about July 17. Shirey is homeless and often frequents day labor employers in Gresham and along Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

Shirey's family reports that he is exhibiting signs of mental health crisis.

Anyone seeing Shirey is asked to immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact Detective Lori Fonken at503-823-1081, lori.fonken@portlandoregon.gov.

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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 11-Year-Old Girl in Southeast Portland's Centennial Neighborhood - 07/25/15
Missing 11-year-old Alanna Diego was located safely overnight and has returned home.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate a missing 11-year-old girl, last seen this afternoon at 1:45 p.m.

Alanna Diego is described as a female Pacific Islander, 5'1" tall, 130 pounds, stocky build, long waist-length hair in a ponytail, last seen wearing a solid blue tank top and shorts.

Alanna left her residence in area of Southeast 145th Avenue and Division Street on foot and did not return. Alanna has used TriMet in the past and has been known to frequent the Fred Meyer store at Southeast 148th Avenue and Division Street.

Alanna has previous attempts to sneak out of her house and at this point there are no indications of foul play.

Officers have been checking the neighborhood for several hours but have not yet located Alanna and detectives are continuing to talk with Alanna's family.

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

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UPDATE: Shooting Investigation Underway in North Portland's St. Johns Neighborhood - One Man Injured (Photo) - 07/24/15
The victim in last night's shooting has been identified as 19-year-old Rasheed Lambert. His injury is not life-threatening.

Investigators believe the shooting is gang-related and are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Meghan Burkeen at 503-823-2092, meghan.burkeen@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Thursday July 23, 2015, at 8:52 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of North Swenson Street and Iris Way on the report of gunfire heard in the area.

Officers arrived at the scene and located evidence of gunfire and blood, indicating there was a gunshot victim. No victims were located at the scene.

Shortly after 9:00 p.m., a male in his 20s arrived at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

There is no suspect information at this time.

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

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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Central Precinct Street Crimes Unit Seizes Large Quantity of Heroin, Two Vehicles and $85,000 Cash - One Man Arrested (Photo) - 07/24/15
On Thursday July 23, 2015, Central Precinct Street Crimes Unit (SCU) officers arrested 36-year-old Neil Mackenzie Shaw after an investigation into heroin distribution on the streets of Portland.

Shaw was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Manufacturing, Delivery and Possession of Heroin, as well as four misdemeanor drug charges.

Officers served a search warrant at Shaw's residence, located in the 800 block of Northeast 22nd Avenue. Officers seized nearly seven (7) ounces of heroin, a 2008 Mercedes E63 AMG, a 2008 Subaru Forester, and more than $85,000 in cash.

The estimated wholesale street value of the seized heroin exceeds $8,000.

The seized heroin, sold for individual sale, is estimated to be nearly 1,000 individual doses.

Officers learned that Shaw was providing heroin to street-level drug dealers and was often dealing heroin out of bars located in both Central and North Precincts.

SCU officers were assisted by officers assigned to the Central Precinct Entertainment Detail, North Precinct, and the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Drug Detection K-9 "Spencer."

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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UPDATE: Hit and Run Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Mill Park Neighborhood - 07/23/15
Yesterday's hit and run victim, 48-year-old Kevin McNerney, remains in critical condition at a Portland hospital.

Detectives are asking for the public's help to locate a dark-colored 2012 or 2013 Chevrolet Equinox SUV with yellow Oregon plates.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Chris Traynor at 503-823-0449, christopher.traynor@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457, rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov.

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The man injured in this hit and run remains in a Portland hospital in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

Based on the investigation thus far, this incident is being investigated as a potential assault rather than just a hit and run and, due to the man's medical condition, Homicide detectives are leading the investigation.

Nobody has been arrested and there is no additional information regarding the suspect vehicle or driver.

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

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On Wednesday July 22, 2015, at 1:24 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a hit and run in the Taco Bell parking lot, located at Southeast 126th Avenue and Division Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a male adult suffering from traumatic injuries. He's been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment and his current condition is not known.

Preliminary information indicates that the injured man may have been in an altercation with a female driver, who struck him with her vehicle in the course of leaving the parking lot.

The female driver left in what is described as a dark-colored SUV.

There are no traffic blockages associated with this investigation.

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

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case # 15-28 Anthony Jackson Homicide (Photo) - 07/23/15
The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve a homicide that occurred in Southeast Portland's Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood.

On Sunday July 12, 2015, at 3:24 p.m., East Precinct officers patrolling in the area of Southeast 137th Avenue and Powell Boulevard heard multiple gunshots in the area.

The officers responded to the Shalamar Apartments, located at 13746 Southeast Powell Boulevard, and located 19-year-old Anthony Quincey Jackson Jr. suffering from life-threatening gunshot wounds. Officers were able to secure the area and obtain medical attention for the victim, who was transported to a Portland area hospital, where he later died as a result of his injuries.

At this point in the investigation, there is no known motive or suspect information and investigators would like to hear from anyone with information about the shooting or any information about what led up to the shooting.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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Update to Crime Stoppers Featured Case #15-26 - Hit and Run Fatality (Photo) - 07/22/15
The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve a hit and run to a pedestrian.

On Saturday July 4, 2015, at 9:58 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at Southeast 60th Avenue and Holgate Boulevard.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, 60-year-old Marlene Popps, suffering from traumatic injuries. She was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment but died on July 21.

A witness provided police with personal video that captured the crash in the distance. Viewers should be aware that the video is graphic but may assist in developing leads in the investigation.

The video is available for viewing at https://youtu.be/7FCTA03xIUM

Traffic Division investigators believe that the vehicle that struck 60-year-old Marlene Popps may be a motorcycle or a 3-wheel motorcycle.

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

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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UPDATE #2: Major Crash Team Responding to Investigate a Fatal Crash on Foster Road at 158th Avenue (Photo) - 07/22/15
The driver killed in yesterday's crash on Southeast Foster Road has been identified as 37-year-old Todd Lane of Aloha, Oregon. Mr. Lane was driving a black 2000 Toyota Celica.

The driver injured has been identified as 54-year-old Kyle Anne Baker of Milwaukie, Oregon. Ms. Baker was driving a gray 1998 Toyota 4Runner.

Investigators learned that Mr. Lane was driving eastbound on Foster Road, tailgating and failing to maintain his lane. At 158th Avenue, Mr. Lane crossed over the center line and crashed into Ms. Baker, who was driving westbound on Foster Road.

Investigators do not believe speed was a factor in the crash.

Ms. Baker was not impaired and cooperated fully with investigators. The Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy on Mr. Lane and will send blood samples for toxicology testing, which is expected to take several weeks.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene to the Portland Police Bureau's Rivergate Vehicle Storage for further investigation.

Anyone with information about this crash should contact Officer Chris Johnson at 503-823-2213, chris.johnson@portlandoregon.gov.

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Southeast Foster Road has reopened to all traffic after this evening's fatal traffic crash.

The driver killed in the crash is a 37-year-old male. The driver injured in the crash is a 54-year-old woman. Their names will be released on Wednesday.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation and updates will be provided on Wednesday.

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On Tuesday July 21, 2015, at 3:22 p.m., East Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a head-on vehicle crash on Southeast Foster Road at 158th Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived at the scene and located multiple injured parties. One person has been transported to a Portland hospital with serious injuries and another is deceased at the scene.

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

Southeast Foster Road is closed from Barbara Welch Road to 162nd Avenue and will remain so for several hours.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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UPDATE: Detectives Seeking Public's Help to Locate Hayden Island Robbery Suspect (Photo) - 07/21/15
The suspect in this case has been identified by Portland Police Bureau Robbery detectives and is currently receiving medical treatment at a secure medical facility.

He has not been arrested and his name will not be released at this time.

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On Monday July 20, 2015, at 1:33 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Plaid Pantry, located at 1465 North Hayden Island Drive.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victim who told police that the suspect was armed with a knife and demanded money. He left the store without obtaining any money and made statements about wanting to be shot by police.

Multiple officers, including a Police K-9, searched the area but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-to-late 20s, 6'2" tall, 160 pounds, brown shaggy hair and a beard.

A surveillance image from Plaid Pantry is being released to assist with this investigation.

Anyone seeing this suspect should immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information should contact Detective Ken Reynolds at 503-823-0407, kenneth.reynolds@portlandoregon.gov.

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Interested in Connecting Better with the Portland Police? We've Got an App for That! (Photo) - 07/21/15
The Portland Police Bureau has a new app available to better connect the community with the police.

The app is available for both Apple and Android phones and brings together several important links and social media pages into one easy place.

iPhone: http://bit.ly/PPBIOS
Android: http://bit.ly/PPBAndroid

Links include:

* News Releases
* Crime Maps
* Alerts
* Crime Stoppers of Oregon
* Commendations
* Complaints
* YouTube
* Facebook
* Twitter
* Crime Prevention
* CanYouIDMe?
* Official Portland Police Bureau Webpage

The app was developed by MobilePD who has also developed similar apps for the following police agencies:

* Mesa (AZ) Police Department
* Atlanta (GA) Police Department
* Palo Alto (CA) Police Department
* Victoria (BC) Police Department

"We are extremely excited to welcome the Portland Police Bureau to the MobilePD family," said Kushyar Kasraie, CEO of MobilePD. "It's our strong belief that this partnership will lead to a safer and more engaged Portland community and we can't wait to see the results."

The app is free to download and is designed to enhance the flow of information to and from the community.

"The Police Bureau actively reaches out to community members through social media and other avenues to talk about crime and provide public safety alerts, what officers are doing in their neighborhood and other Bureau news," said Chief Lawrence P. O'Dea III. "This app is a way for people to access all of these channels under one umbrella as well as provide feedback to the Independent Police Review Division. In today's modern policing world, we want to be connecting with the community not only in person, but in the places where people are more likely to access our information, such as their smartphone."

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Shooting Investigation Underway in East Portland's Glenfair Neighborhood - No Known Injuries (Photo) - 07/20/15
On Monday July 20, 2015, at 4:35 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a gunfire at 160th Avenue and East Burnside Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to witnesses who described hearing several gunshots and seeing two African American males run from the scene, one armed with a handgun.

The suspect armed with a handgun is described as an African American male, stocky build, cornrowed hair, wearing a white shirt and black shorts.

The second suspect is described as an African American male, lighter skin, 6'5" tall, dread-locked hair, wearing a blue shirt.

Officers located damage to at least two residences at the Tree Crest Apartments, located at 16047 East Burnside Street.

No gunshot victims were located at the scene or have arrived at any area hospitals.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has information should call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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Burglary Suspects Arrested at Southeast Portland Storage Facility (Photo) - 07/19/15
On Sunday July 19, 2015, at 5:15 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a burglary in progress at the Public Storage, located at 2542 Southeast 105th Avenue.

Several officers, including a Police K-9, arrived in the area and were able to quickly apprehend the suspects without incident.

25-year-old Phillicia Lorianne Johnsen and 20-year-old Enrique Manuel Delacruz were arrested on two counts of Burglary in the Second Degree and booked into the Multnomah County Jail. They will be arraigned on Monday.

Investigators learned that Johnsen arrived in a black Honda with paper covering the license plates to avoid identification on surveillance video. Delacruz arrived in a U-Haul truck and used bolt cutters to cut open locks on two storage units before police arrived and apprehended them both.

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20-Year-Old Man Arrested After Shooting his Girlfriend with a Shotgun - Victim Expected to Survive - 07/18/15
On Friday July 17, 2015, at 10:10 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report that a male accidentally shot his girlfriend at a residence in the 5600 block of Northeast Glisan Street.

Officers arrived in the area and directed the suspect to exit the residence, where he was taken into custody without incident. Officers and medical personnel then entered the residence and began to treat the 18-year-old female victim.

The victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to a serious, but not life-threatening gunshot wound.

Officers seized a shotgun as evidence in the case. Preliminary investigation indicated that the shooting may have been unintentional and came after the reckless handling of a loaded firearm.

Domestic Violence Response Unit (DVRU) detectives responded to continue the investigation.

The suspect, 20-year-old Alejandro Luise Rodriguez, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Second Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Reckless Endangerment, and Discharging a Firearm in the City. He will be arraigned on Monday.

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Shooting Investigation Underway at Lloyd Center Mall Parking Lot - No Known Victims - 07/17/15
On Friday July 17, 2015, at 8:22 p.m., North Precinct, Transit Police, and Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers responded to the report of gunfire at the Lloyd Center Mall.

Multiple officers arrived in the area and received additional information that there was a disturbance inside the mall that led to gunshots being fired outside the mall, in the parking structure on the northwest side of the mall.

No gunshot victims have been located and none have arrived at any area hospitals. Witnesses told police that the disturbance and shooting involved numerous African American males, some who ran away and others who fled in vehicles.

Several people have been detained in the area as the investigation continues to develop.

The mall was not placed into lock down and officially (normally) closes at 9:00 p.m. tonight.

It is not known if this shooting is related to an earlier shooting in Northeast Portland.

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

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's King Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 07/17/15
On Friday July 17, 2015, at 6:54 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 700 block of Northeast Killingsworth Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire and two vehicles, including a US Postal Service vehicle, struck by bullets. No gunshot victims were found at the scene or have arrived at any area hospital.

Witnesses described the suspect as an African American male, wearing a white t-shirt, dark shorts and a hat. The suspect was last seen running southbound on 8th Avenue.

Witnesses described the intended victims as two African American males that also ran from the area.

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

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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Pedestrian Critically Injured in Overnight Crash on Division - Crash Under Investigation - 07/17/15
On Friday July 17, 2015, at 12:39 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a driver on Southeast Division Street, near 147th Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the injured pedestrian, 32-year-old Steven Samson who is a resident of the neighborhood. Samson was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries. Investigators learned that Samson was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.

The driver, 21-year-old Rebecca Hetrick, also a resident of the neighborhood, remained at the scene and was cooperative with investigators. She was not impaired by alcohol or drugs.

Due the severity of the pedestrian's injuries, the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to investigate the crash.

Preliminary information indicates that Samson was crossing Division Street southbound and stepped into an eastbound lane of traffic where he was struck by Hetrick, driving a white 1994 Toyota Camry. Investigators believe that Hetrick was driving at or below the speed limit at the time of the crash.

Investigators noted that the area of Division Street is not well lit and is not an intersection or crosswalk.

There have been no arrests or citations issued in this case. Once the investigation is complete, it will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact Officer Chris Johnson at 503-823-2213, chris.johnson@portlandoregon.gov.

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PPB and Partners Host Third Annual Bicycle Safety Fiesta (Photo) - 07/17/15
The Portland Police Bureau Youth Services Division will hold the third annual Bicycle Safety Fiesta on Saturday, July 18, 2015, from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the St. Johns Community Center, located at 8427 N. Central Avenue, Portland, OR 97203. The event is sponsored by the Portland Police Bureau, Providence Health & Services, Portland Parks & Recreation, and the Zman Foundation.

The Bicycle Safety Fiesta event will host a variety of bike safety awareness booths for parents & children. There will be several safety stations at the event, including a bike helmet fitting station. There will be a limited number of helmets available for youth who don't have a helmet or one that doesn't fit correctly. Other stations include rules of the road for bikers, bike safety inspection and a bike riding obstacle course. If kids participate in all the safety booths, bicycle rodeo and are issued a helmet, they will be eligible to win a free bike.

Parents are reminded to bring their child's bikes. The goal of this event is to remind children and parents of the importance of wearing a bike helmet and practicing good safe bicycle, skateboard and scooter safety.

"All staff working the event will be police officers, and they are great supporters of our efforts to enhance the city's youth programs," said John Scruggs, Captain of the Youth Services Division. "Being out in the community with the youth and parents helps remind me why I started working with youth in the first place. We are truly making a difference."

The event will feature refreshments and food, which were all donated by local vendors. Various local cultural dancers will be performing. Other performers are: Lol Be and Chinelos Orgullo Morelense de Oregon.

Police want to alert motorists that North John Avenue between North Central and North Hudson Streets will be closed off for this event.

For more information about the Bicycle Safety Fiesta, contact Officer Julia Rico: 503-823-5784 or cell: 503-319-2927. For more information about the Youth Services Division or other youth programs, call 503-823-4849.

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Shooting Investigation Overnight in Southeast Portland's Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 07/16/15
On Wednesday July 15, 2015, at 11:15 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a drive-by shooting in the 12000 block of Southeast Bush Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located an occupied apartment that had been struck by gunfire. Several adults and children were inside the residence but there were no injuries.

Witnesses described an unknown type vehicle being driven westbound on Bush Street after the shooting.

Based on some limited information, the Gang Enforcement Team (GET) responded to conduct an investigation.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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42-Year-Old Man Booked for Murder After Cully Neighborhood Homicide on Sunday (Photo) - 07/15/15
On July 15, 2015, Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives booked 42-year-old Wayne Archie Woodruff into the Multnomah County Jail in connection with the shooting death of 35-year-old Brandon Kaufman on Sunday in Northeast Portland's Cully Neighborhood.

Woodruff was booked on charges of Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. He will be arraigned on Thursday in Multnomah County Court.

This investigation started on Sunday July 12, 2015, at 12:29 a.m., when North Precinct officers in the area of Northeast 72nd Avenue and Killingsworth Street heard gunfire and saw a person running from the area. Officers were able to catch up to the person, later identified as the suspect Wayne Woodruff, and detain him.

Officers learned of a shooting victim in a mobile home nearby and located the victim, Brandon Kaufman, deceased at the scene. Homicide investigators responded to the scene and learned that the shooting occurred after a verbal dispute and that Woodruff was the only suspect.

Woodruff required medical attention for a suspected drug overdose and was transported to a Portland hospital, where he remained until July 15 when he was released from the hospital and arrested for the shooting.

Anyone with information about this incident is being asked to contact Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033 or anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov.

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Traffic Stop Leads to Three Arrests, Seizure of Meth, Heroin and a Gun (Photo) - 07/15/15
On July 14, 2015, at approximately 4:45 p.m., Drugs and Vice Division (DVD) officers conducted a traffic stop on Southeast Stark Street at I-205. During the stop, officers gained consent of the occupants to search the vehicle.

Narcotics K-9 "Lola" was used to search the vehicle and located approximately five (5) pounds of methamphetamine and one (1) pound of heroin in a backpack in the trunk of the vehicle. Additionally, a handgun was located in the backpack.

Three people in the vehicle were arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

20-year-old Robert Bamdelio Flores was charged with Delivery of Heroin, Possession of Heroin, Delivery of Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon.

20-year-old Jovanny Luna was charged with Delivery of Heroin, Possession of Heroin, Delivery of Methamphetamine, and Possession of Methamphetamine.

19-year-old Jose Manuel Olguin Delivery of Heroin, Possession of Heroin, Delivery of Methamphetamine, and Possession of Methamphetamine.

The estimated street value for the narcotics is $300,000.

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-Related Shooting Investigation in North Portland Leads to Search Warrant - 3 Guns Seized, 3 People Arrested (Photo) - 07/15/15
On Tuesday July 14, 2015, at 2:09 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the area of North Albina Avenue and Ainsworth Street.

Several officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire but did not locate any gunshot victims.

Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers responded to conduct an investigation, which led to a search warrant being served late Tuesday at a residence in the 8700 block of North Tyndall Avenue.

During the search, three handguns were seized as evidence, one vehicle was towed and three people were arrested on outstanding warrants.

17-year-old Rothell Davis was arrested for a probation violation.

17-year-old Judge Jonathan Edwards was arrested for a probation violation.

22-year-old Kourtney Alexis Henry was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Theft in the Second Degree.

Davis and Edwards were lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home, while Henry was booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing and there have been no charges as a result of the investigation.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Detective Jeff Pontius, 503-823-2081 or jeffrey.pontius@portlandoregon.gov.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to 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. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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

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

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

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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Sunday Afternoon Shooting in the Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood is now a Homicide Investigation - 07/14/15
19-year-old Anthony Quincey Jackson Jr., shot in the afternoon hours of Sunday July 12, 2015, has died at a Portland area hospital. His death is now a homicide investigation.

The investigation started on Sunday at 3:24 p.m., when East Precinct officers patrolling in the area of Southeast 137th Avenue and Powell Boulevard, heard multiple gunshots in the area.

The officers responded to the Shalamar Apartments, located at 13746 Southeast Powell Boulevard, and located Jackson suffering from life-threatening gunshot wounds. Officers were able to secure the area and obtain medical attention for the victim, who was transported to a Portland area hospital, where he later died.

This marks the 20th homicide of 2015 in the City of Portland.

At this point in the investigation, there is no known motive or suspect information.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Mark Sponhauer at 503-823-0416, or mark.sponhauer@portlandoregon.gov.

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Bomb Squad Retrieves Old Military Ordnance Found in Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge (Photo) - 07/14/15
On July 14, 2015, at 11:10 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a home in the 7900 block of Southeast 16th Avenue on the report that some kids found an unexploded military explosive somewhere in the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.

Officers responded to the home and learned that the explosive was carried from Oaks Bottom to the home, where the reporting party called police.

Central Precinct officers shared a photo of the explosive (approximately 12" in length) with the Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit (MEDU), who then responded along with the 142nd Oregon Air National Guard Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team.

Officers evacuated a few neighboring homes as a precaution while bomb techs removed the explosive for safe disposal. According to bomb techs, the explosive was very old but still potentially dangerous.

At this point, there is no information on any additional explosives in the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.

Occasionally, old ordnance will be discovered in the Portland area after its been buried or under water. Community members are asked not to touch or disturb these items as they can be very dangerous if moved.

Anyone coming across a suspected explosive device should immediately call 9-1-1.

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UPDATE #2: SERT/CNT Responding to Active Tactical Incident in Southeast Portland's Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood (Photo) - 07/14/15
Investigators did not recover a firearm as earlier reported.

The Bureau regrets the error.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Todd Christensen, todd.christensen@portlandoregon.gov.

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Domestic Violence Reduction Unit (DVRU) investigators booked 38-year-old Kevin Eugene Millage into the Multnomah County Jail early this morning on charges of Coercion, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Menacing. He will be arraigned today.

Domestic violence is among the most frequent and serious forms of violent crime investigated by police. If you or a loved one are experiencing domestic violence or are concerned that domestic violence may be an issue, help is available.

The Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL) provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources. The PWCL 24 hour crisis line can be reached at 503-235-5333, or 1-888-235-5333.

Additional, web-based resources are available from Multnomah County's Domestic Violence Coordinator's office: http://web.multco.us/dv

The Portland Police Bureau's Domestic Violence Reduction Unit (DVRU) provides officers and detectives with specialized training in the dynamics of domestic violence. This unit also operates jointly with Multnomah County's Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team (DVERT) on "high-lethality" cases of domestic violence (those cases with warning signs associated with the most severe and life-threatening cases of domestic violence).

Information on DVRU is available at: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/35679

Finally, the City of Portland, Multnomah County and numerous other partners have joined together to create The Gateway Center. The Gateway Center attempts to limit the impact of intimate partner violence through by providing multi-cultural and survivor-centered advocacy and services. Given the complexity of domestic violence, this center provides a single-point of access to services and resources for survivors of intimate partner violence.

Information on The Gateway Center can be found at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/gatewaycenter/52837

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At 5:11 p.m., East Precinct officers responded the area of a residence in the 7800 block of Southeast Springwater Drive on the report that a woman was being held at gunpoint in her home by her husband.

The information was being relayed to police through a third party who was in contact with the victim.

Responding officers, concerned for the victim's safety, established containment around the home but remained out of sight as they gathered additional information.

SERT and CNT were called to the scene to assist with the safe resolution of the incident. Once at the scene, negotiators were able to get in contact with the victim and eventually talk to the suspect, who surrendered peacefully to SERT officers. The suspect is a 34-year-old male.

Officers checked the home and found the victim and three children safe inside.

The Domestic Violence Reduction Unit (DVRU) is taking over the investigation.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) is responding to the area of Southeast 82nd Avenue and Harney Street to assist East Precinct officers with an active tactical incident.

At this time, there is no immediate risk to the public.

Interested media may stage at Southeast 82nd Avenue and Harney Street. The Public Information Officer (PIO) is en route to the scene.

No additional information is available and media is asked to refrain from broadcasting or sharing any tactical information or photos that may endanger officers and/or members of the public.

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Suspect Who Stabbed a North Precinct Officer Indicted for Attempted Aggravated Murder, Other Crimes - Officer's Use of Force Justified by Grand Jury (Photo) - 07/13/15
On Monday July 13, 2015, a Multnomah County Grand Jury indicted 56-year-old David James Ellis on charges of Attempted Aggravated Murder, Assault in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Ellis remains in the Multnomah County Jail after his arrest on July 6, 2015.

The Grand Jury also determined Officer Scott Konczal was justified in shooting Ellis during Ellis' attack on Officer Jose Jimenez.

This investigation started on July 5, 2015, at 1:41 a.m, when North Precinct Officers Konczal and Jimenez contacted Ellis on Northeast Sandy Boulevard at 110th Avenue, after it appeared to the officers that Ellis was trying to burglarize a police contact office, located at 11036 Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

Officer Jimenez exited the patrol car and walked behind Ellis, who was walking away westbound on Sandy Boulevard. Officer Jimenez tried to verbally engage Ellis multiple times but Ellis did not respond. Officer Konczal drove alongside Ellis and positioned the patrol car on 110th Avenue to prevent Ellis from walking away further.

At the corner of 110th and Sandy, Ellis turned towards Officer Jimenez, reached into his back pocket and retrieved a folding knife.

Officer Jimenez backed away from Ellis, trying to create distance, and fell backwards injuring his right hand and wrist.

Ellis jumped on top of Officer Jimenez, who used his left hand to cover his heart as Ellis stabbed him, injuring Officer Jimenez's left hand

Officer Konczal fired a shot, striking Ellis, who then fell onto the ground and Officers Jimenez and Konczal moved away to their patrol car and held Ellis at gunpoint until cover officers arrived and were able to take him into custody and begin providing medical aid.

Officer Jimenez was transported to a Portland hospital by ambulance where he was treated and released, pending further medical treatment.

Ellis was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to a single gunshot wound to his upper right arm. He was released on July 6 and booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

As part of the standard force review process, the Portland Police Bureau will conduct an internal review of the entire incident and the case will go before the Bureau's Review Board.

Photos: David James Ellis' booking photo, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. Suspect knife, Portland Police Bureau.

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Gang Enforcement Team Officers Arrest 46-Year-Old Man Armed with a Gun, Wearing Bulletproof Vest (Photo) - 07/13/15
On Saturday July 11, 2015, at 7:53 p.m., Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers conducted a traffic stop at Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Going Street.

Officers contacted the driver of the white 1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 46-year-old Billy Troy Ballastressi, and determined that he was wearing a bulletproof vest.

Officers arrested Ballastressi and determined that he also was in possession of a gun, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine.

Ballastressi was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felon in Possession of Body Armor, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Methamphetamine, Manufacturing Cocaine, Delivery of Cocaine, and Possession of Cocaine.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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

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

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

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Glenfair Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 07/13/15
On Monday July 13, 2015, at 12:55 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of multiple gunshots heard from the Red Rose Manor Apartments, located at 426 Northeast 160th Avenue.

Several officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire and damage to the apartment complex. No gunshot victims have been located or have arrived at any area hospitals.

Officers spoke with witnesses who told police that four males ran from the scene immediately after the shots were fired at the complex.

Based on preliminary information gathered at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team (GET) is responding to conduct an investigation.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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

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

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

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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Man in Mental Health Crisis Struggles with Sergeant on Freeway - Taken to Hospital for Mental Health Evaluation (Photo) - 07/13/15
On Monday July 13, 2015, at 10:04 a.m., a Central Precinct Sergeant stopped on I-5 southbound near the Multnomah Boulevard exit to check the welfare of an adult male walking on the freeway.

Upon making contact with the man, the man climbed into the passenger side of the patrol car and would not get out. The sergeant, who was initially seated in the car, got out and was able to get the man out of the vehicle but the man climbed back inside. The sergeant got him out a second time but the man began to fight with the sergeant, who called for cover officers to immediately respond.

Several passersby stopped to help the sergeant get control of the man and take him into custody.

After getting him into custody, officers believed the man was in a mental health crisis and possibly under the influence of intoxicants. He was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for a mental health evaluation. Criminal charges may follow his release from the hospital.

The man, who has not been identified, was not injured during the struggle. The sergeant suffered superficial injuries that did not require any medical treatment.

Traffic on I-5 southbound was temporarily impacted by the police activity.

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

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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44-Year-Old Man in Mental Health Crisis Taken to Hospital After Firing His Gun in Home (Photo) - 07/13/15
On Monday July 13, 2015, at 8:53 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 9800 block of North Clarendon Avenue on the report of several gunshots heard inside a home. The caller reported that there was loud music coming from the home all morning and the resident had a history of mental health issues.

Several officers responded to the area and established containment around the home. Officers at the scene contacted Project Respond and the Portland Police Bureau's Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) to assist with the call.

At approximately 9:45 a.m., the 44-year-old male resident of the home came outside of his own volition and was taken into custody without incident.

The man directed officers to several firearms in the home, which were taken as evidence.

The man was taken to a Portland hospital on a 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 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 #4 - East Precinct Officers Respond to Shooting - 07/13/15
The victim in Sunday afternoon's shooting is 19-year-old Anthony Quincey Jackson Jr. He remains in critical condition with life-threatening injuries at a Portland hospital.

This in an ongoing investigation and there have been no arrests in the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Mark Sponhauer at 503-823-0416, or mark.sponhauer@portlandoregon.gov.

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The investigation into this incident continues. Today, July 12, 2015, at 3:24 p.m., officers from East Precinct were patrolling in the area of S.E. 137th and S.E. Powell Blvd. when they heard multiple gunshots. The officers responded to the 13746 S.E. Powell Blvd. and located a 19-year-old male suffering from life-threatening gunshot wounds. Officers were able to secure the area and obtain medical attention for the victim, who was transported to an area hospital.

Detectives have responded to the scene and are investigating the incident. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Detective Mark Sponhauer at 503-823-0416 or email at Mark.Sponhauer@portlandoregon.gov.

Anyone with information about other 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.

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. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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

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

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

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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The PIO will be providing a statement at 7:15 p.m. Please be at S.E. 138th and S.E. Powell Blvd. on the north side of Powell. Best access is via S.E. 138th Avenue.

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Officers have secured the scene and the victim in this incident has been transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. The incident began with a officers receiving a call to the Shalamar Apartments located in the 13700 Block of S.E. Powell Blvd. Officers were able to locate the victim, an unknown age male, and obtain him medical care. The victim had suffered at least one gunshot wound.

Officers have established a crime scene in the area and have blocked S.E. Powell Blvd from S.E. 136th Avenue to S.E. 140th Avenue.

The investigation is ongoing and detectives are responding. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division at 503-823-0400.

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Today, July 12, 2015 at 3:24 p.m., East Precinct officers received a call of shooting in the 13700 Block of S.E. Powell Blvd. Officers have arrived in the area, located a victim and are getting the subject medical attention.

The incident is ongoing and updates will follow as more information becomes available.

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Officers respond to shots fired in North Precinct - 07/13/15
Today, July 13, 2015, at 6:37 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area N. Albina Av. and N. Ainsworth St. on a report of a shooting. Officers arrived in the area and were able to locate evidence of a shooting, including an unoccupied vehicle which had been struck by gunfire. Witness statement indicate that an African-American Male with a thin build and approximately 25-years of age, fired several rounds at the location before fleeing in a greyish, smaller vehicle.

Officers are continuing to investigate the incident and are being assisted by the Gang Violence Response Team. It is unknown if the incident is gang related at this time. No injuries have been reported related to this incident at this time.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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

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

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

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.



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East Precinct officers recover "Buns on the Run" trailer (Photo) - 07/12/15
Today, July 12, 2015 at 4:28 a.m., East Precinct officers received a call regarding a stolen trailer in the 300 block of S.E. 91st Avenue. Officers arrived and learned that a utility trailer, belonging to the business "Buns on the Run" had been taken. This business is among the original participants of the Hollywood Farmers Market and the trailer was important in their operations.

The trailer had been secured by the owners making it difficult to steal and in the process of stealing the trailer the thieves had left scrape marks on the pavement. Officers were able to follow the marks, locate and recover the trailer, which had been drug nearly a mile, in the 8800 block of N.E. Holladay Street.

A suspect in this theft was located but fled the scene. The suspect is described as a male white, about 6' tall and weighing approximately 170 pounds. He was dressed in plaid knee length shorts, a dark tee shirt and a dark baseball cap.

The Portland Police are asking that anyone with information contact Officer Jason Hensey at Jason.Hensey@portlandoregon.gov.
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UPDATE #2 - North Precinct responds to shooting - 07/12/15
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The victim in this incident has been identified as 35-year-old Brandon Kaufman. The suspect in this incident is receiving treatment for a suspect drug overdose and will be taken into custody when medically stable. Detectives believe the shooting was the result of a verbal argument between the parties. Detectives do not believe that their is any threat to the public from this incident.

Anyone with information about this incident is being asked to contact Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033 or email him at anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov.

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Today, July 12, 2015, at 12:29 a.m., North Precinct officers in the area of N.E. 72nd Avenue and N.E. Killingsworth Street heard a gunshot and observed a subject running. Officers were able to detain the subject and began investigating the incident.

While conducting the investigation a shooting call in the same area came out. Officers responded to the location, a trailer park in the area, and located a deceased male.

Homicide detectives are responding to scene. Anyone with information about this incident is being asked to contact Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033 or email him at anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov.
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Today, July 12, 2015, at 12:29 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a shots fired call in the area of N.E. 72nd avenue and N.E. Killingsworth Street. Officers have responded to the scene and located at least one person in need of medical attention.

Officers are securing the area and beginning to investigate the incident. Updates will follow as the investigation progresses.

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.

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. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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

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

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

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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UPDATE - East Precinct responds to bank robbery - 07/11/15
James K. Lee, a 54-year-old male, has been lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on a parole violation and a U.S. Marshal's hold for Bank Robbery.

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Responding officers have located and taken the suspect in this incident into custody. The incident started when the suspect entered the Key Bank and robbed the location. Responding officers were able to locate a taxi leaving the area, which they believed the suspect was in. A high risk stop was conducted on the taxi and the suspect was taken into custody.

Investigators do not believe that there are additional outstanding suspects and do not believe the incident poses risk to the public. The investigation is ongoing.

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Today, July 11, 2015, at 11:22 a.m., East Precinct officers received a call of a robbery in progress at the Key Bank in the 14700 block of SE Division Street. While enroute officers learned that the suspect, described as a "chubby" male white in his 60's, was last seen headed westbound on S.E. Division Street on foot.

Officer have arrived at the location and are investigating the incident. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division at 530-823-0400.


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UPDATE - Portland Police detectives seek witnesses to assault at Portland International Raceway - 07/10/15
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61-year-old Anthony Mancuso has died as a result of injuries from this incident. The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division continues to investigate this incident. The original charges against 50-year-old Michael Taylor have been dismissed pending a grand jury.

Portland Police detectives are requesting that any witnesses and in particular anyone with video of the incident contact Detective Mark Slater or Detective Erik Kammerer. Detective Slater can be reached at 503-823-9319 or emailed at mark.slater@portlandoregon.gov. Detective Kammerer can be reached at 503-823-0762 or emailed at erik.kammerer@portlandoregon.gov.


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Last night, July 9, 2015, at 8:17 p.m., Portland Police officers responded to an assault at the Portland International Raceway. The assault involved the families of two individuals participating in Thursday Night Motorcross. During the assault one individual suffered serious injuries and was taken to an area hospital. A second individual, Michael Taylor, a 50-year-old male, was arrested at the scene for Assault IV.

Portland Police detectives are requesting that any witnesses and in particular anyone with video of the incident contact Detective Mark Slater or Detective Erik Kammerer. Detective Slater can be reached at 503-823-9319 or emailed at mark.slater@portlandoregon.gov. Detective Kammerer can be reached at 503-823-0762 or emailed at erik.kammerer@portlandoregon.gov.

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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Until Monday July 13 - 07/10/15
Sgt. Greg Stewart is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) until Monday July 13, 2015, at 9:00 a.m.

Sgt. Stewart will be available by email or media-only pager to answer questions or respond to incidents with a clear need for immediate public notification due to community safety concerns.

All other research or follow-up requests should be routed to Sgt. Simpson via email for follow-up.

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #15-27 Fraud (Photo) - 07/09/15
The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to identify a con man defrauding elderly victims.

Detectives are investigating an incident that occurred on June 10, 2015, in which two African American men scammed an elderly victim out of thousands of dollars.

The suspects convinced the victim to give them thousands of dollars in exchange for the promise of two million dollars that needed to be given away by the suspect.

Unlike other, similar scams, this transaction was done in person with the victim.

A Forensic Sketch Artist made a composite drawing of one of the suspects, described as an African American male, 50 to 60 years old, 5'8" to 5'9" tall, medium build, collar-length hair, medium skin tone, speaks with an accent. The suspect was nicely dressed, wearing a purple and gray striped long-sleeved button-up shirt, and he was carrying a tan "man purse" around his neck and shoulders.

The second suspect is also described as a male African American, 50 to 55 years old, 5'8" to 5'9" tall, thin build, dark complexion, wearing a dark purple shirt, unknown color baseball hat, carrying a black man purse.

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

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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UPDATE #2: Death Investigation Underway in Laurelhurst Park - Body Floating in Pond - 07/08/15
The woman pulled from the Laurelhurst Park pond on Tuesday has been identified as 27-year-old Justine Malmberg of Portland. The Medical Examiner determined that her death is the result of an accidental drowning.

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The body found in the Laurelhurst Park pond has been removed from the water and is being transported to the Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy. The body is that of an adult female. Positive identification and family notification will be done by the Medical Examiner's Office.

At this time, there are no signs of foul play and officers will be removing crime scene tape and returning the area of the park to normal activity.

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On Tuesday July 7, 2015, at 2:48 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a dead body floating in the pond at Laurelhurst Park.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and have observed a dead body floating in the pond towards the East end.

At this point in the investigation, there is no indication of how long the body has been in the water, how it got there or if there is foul play.

Homicide detectives, Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division and the Medical Examiner are responding to the scene.

At this time, the majority of the park remains open to the public.

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UPDATE: Public's Help Sought to Find Missing 25-Year-Old Man (Photo) - 07/08/15
Officers have located 25-year-old William Burton. He is safe and is no longer considered a missing person.

The Bureau would like to thank the public and media for sharing this information.

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The Portland Police Bureau Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate a 25-year-old man missing since June 24, 2015.

25-year-old William Eldred Burton Jr. is described as a white male, 25 years old, 6'4" tall, 270 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes, last seen wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans, and brown shoes.

Burton was last seen by his family at his apartment in the 4300 block of Southeast 104th Avenue on June 24. He was reported missing to Portland Police on June 29.

Burton lives alone, uses TriMet and does not have access to a cell phone. Burton has some history of mental health treatment but is not currently know to be a danger do himself.

Burton may frequent areas with homeless people.

Anyone seeing Burton is asked to call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact Detective Heidi Helwig at 503-823-0797.

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UPDATE: Crime Stoppers Featured Case #15-26 Hit and Run (Photo) - 07/08/15
Traffic Division investigators believe that the vehicle that struck 60-year-old Marlene Popps may be a motorcycle or a 3-wheel motorcycle, based on further investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve a hit and run to a pedestrian.

On Saturday July 4, 2015, at 9:58 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at Southeast 60th Avenue and Holgate Boulevard.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, 60-year-old Marlene Popps, suffering from traumatic injuries. She was transported to a Portland hospital where she remains being treated for traumatic injuries.

A witness provided police with personal video that captured the crash in the distance.

The video is available for viewing at https://youtu.be/QXSAfkuh1O4

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

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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27-Year-Old Arrested for Criminal Mischief, Firearm Charges after Tagging a Vehicle in the West Buckman Neighborhood (Photo) - 07/08/15
On Tuesday July 7, 2015, at 11:27 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast 6th Avenue and Main Street on the report that a suspect had "tagged" a parked van with spray paint.

The caller provided a suspect description and arriving officers spotted the suspect running in the area attempting to avoid capture by police. Officers told the suspect he was under arrest but he continued to run until he was captured at Southeast 9th Avenue and Madison Street.

The suspect, 27-year-old Cody Robert Michael, was arrested without incident. Officers located a loaded handgun in the spot that Michael was initially hiding before he ran from police.

Michael was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Escape in the Third Degree.

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UPDATE: Gang Shooting in North Tabor Neighborhood Injures Teen, Nearly Hits 66-Year-Old Woman - 07/08/15
The victim in last night's shooting has been identified 17-year-old Javontae Simmons. He is expected to survive his injuries.

Further investigation by GET detectives has revealed that the suspect was accompanied by two other African American males in their late teens or early-20s.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact Detective Bryan Declerque at 503-823-2056, bryan.declerque@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Tuesday July 7, 2015, at 6:02 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting on Northeast 60th Avenue at Oregon Street, near I-84.

Several officers responded to the area and spoke with witnesses but did not locate a victim.

Approximately 15 minutes after the shooting, a male in his late-teens arrived at a Portland hospital suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim is a known gang associate, is not cooperative and is expected to survive his injuries.

The suspect is described as an African American male in his late teens or early-20s, with cornrowed hair, wearing a dark shirt and shorts.

Approximately an hour after the shooting was reported, a 66-year-old woman called 9-1-1 and told police that she got off of a TriMet bus and was walking on 60th Avenue when she saw one African American male chasing another then she heard gunshots and thought someone was trying to take her backpack.

Officers looked at the backpack and found that it had been struck by a bullet. She was not injured in the shooting.

The Gang Enforcement Team (GET) has responded to conduct an investigation.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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

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

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

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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15-Year-Old Arrested After Starting Multiple Fires and Vandalizing Grant Park Neighborhood Homes and Cars - 07/08/15
On Wednesday July 8, 2015, at approximately 1:00 a.m., North Precinct officers and Portland Fire & Rescue firefighters responded to reports of two fires and several instances of vandalism in the area of Northeast 40th Avenue and Brazee Street.

The fires, a grass and tree fire, were quickly extinguished. Several parked cars had been spray painted, along with a house. Additionally, windows were broken on at least two homes.

Multiple officers, including a Police K-9 Unit, a Portland Fire & Rescue Arson Investigator, and several area residents, worked together to locate the suspect hiding in the area.

The suspect, 15-year-old Jack Miller, was arrested and had his fingerprints and mug shot taken before being released to his parents. Miller faces charges of Arson in the Second Degree, Reckless Burning (three counts), Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, and Interfering with a Peace Officer. Additional charges may be added at a later time.

Anyone discovering additional damage this morning is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333, please reference case #15-229787.

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10 Vehicles Damaged by BB Guns in North Portland Neighborhood - Two Arrested (Photo) - 07/07/15
On Monday July 6, 2015, at 9:42 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of North Greeley Avenue and Dekum Street after a caller reported a possible drive-by shooting.

Officers arrived in the area and located 10 vehicles in the immediate area that had damage caused by a BB gun.

Witnesses provided suspect vehicle information as a gray or silver Mercedes SUV.

At 10:35 p.m., a North Precinct officer spotted a vehicle matching the suspect's description in the 4400 block of North Vancouver Avenue. The officer stopped the driver and occupants and discovered open CO2 cartridges and BB pellets inside the vehicle.

During the investigation, a BB rifle and three BB handguns were seized from the vehicle.
Two of the three occupants were arrested and charged with Criminal Mischief in the First Degree and Discharge of a Firearm in the City.

18-year-old Daniel Bernard Piehl was booked into the Multnomah County jail and 17-year-old Marcus Paul Raiford was lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home.

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UPDATE #2: Suspect Attacks Officers with Knife - One Officer Injured, Suspect Shot (Photo) - 07/06/15
The suspect actually is 55-years-old as initially listed.

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The suspect, 55-year-old David James Ellis, was released from the hospital today and has been booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempted Aggravated Murder. He will be arraigned on Tuesday.

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Detectives are continuing to investigate the Sunday morning attack on North Precinct officers that resulted in one officer being stabbed and the suspect being shot by police.

Officer Jose Jimenez, a three-year-veteran of the Portland Police Bureau, and Officer Scott Konczal, a four-year-veteran of the Portland Police Bureau, were working a partner car along Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

Detectives have learned that the officers attempted contact with the suspect, 55-year-old David James Ellis, after it appeared to the officers that Ellis was trying to burglarize a police contact office, located at 11036 Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

Officer Jimenez exited the patrol car and walked behind Ellis, who was walking away westbound on Sandy Boulevard. Officer Jimenez tried to verbally engage Ellis multiple times but Ellis did not respond. Officer Konczal drove alongside Ellis and positioned the patrol car on 110th Avenue to prevent Ellis from walking away further.

At the corner of 110th and Sandy, Ellis turned towards Officer Jimenez, reached into his back pocket and retrieved a folding knife.

Officer Jimenez backed away from Ellis, trying to create distance, and fell backwards injuring his right hand and wrist.

Ellis jumped on top of Officer Jimenez, who used his left hand to cover his heart as Ellis stabbed him, injuring Officer Jimenez's left hand

Officer Konczal fired a shot, striking Ellis, who then fell onto the ground and Officers Jimenez and Konczal moved away to their patrol car and held Ellis at gunpoint until cover officers arrived and were able to take him into custody and begin providing medical aid.

Officer Jimenez was transported to a Portland hospital by ambulance where he was treated and released, pending further medical treatment.

Ellis was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to a single gunshot wound to his upper right arm. Ellis remains under police guard and will be booked into the Multnomah County Jail upon his release from the hospital. Ellis will face numerous charges, including Attempted Aggravated Murder.

Detectives are releasing a June 2015 driver's license photo of David James Ellis as well as a picture of the knife taken as evidence from the scene.

Detectives are asking that anyone with information about this incident contact Detective Erik Kammerer at (503) 823-0762, erik.kammerer@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Mark Slater at (503) 823-9319, mark.slater@portlandoregon.gov

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On Sunday July 5, 2015, at 1:41 a.m, North Precinct officers contacted at man on Northeast Sandy Boulevard at 110th Avenue. Almost immediately, the officers were calling for cover after one of the officers was stabbed and the suspect was shot.

Multiple officers and medical personnel arrived at the scene. The suspect was provided medical aid by the officers prior to medical personnel arriving at the scene.

The victim officer was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

Detectives and Criminalists are at the scene in the early stages of an investigation into the incident.

Northeast Sandy Boulevard will be closed to all traffic for a few hours as investigators process the scene.

Names of the suspect and the involved officers will be released at a later time.

Chief Lawrence P. O'Dea III, Mayor Charlie Hales, and representatives from the Training Division, Internal Affairs Division, East County Major Crimes Team, Office of Independent Police Review (IPR), Traumatic Incident Committee (TIC), and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office all responded to the scene, as is standard protocol in any officer-involved shooting investigation.

The Portland Police Bureau respects the value and sanctity of human life and recognizes the inherent dignity of every person. The Police Bureau understands that investing officers with the authority to use force to protect the public welfare creates a solemn obligation to guide members as they balance the important social and individual interests involved.

The Portland Police Bureau recognizes that duty may require officers to use force. The Bureau also recognizes that the use of deadly physical force will emotionally, physically, and psychologically impact the officers involved, the subject of the deadly physical force, and the family and friends of both and can impact the community as well.

At the completion of the investigation, the case file will be given to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for presentation to a Grand Jury. The involved Bureau member(s) will remain on paid Administrative Leave, which is standard, until the completion of the Grand Jury.

Following the Grand Jury and/or the adjudication of the case, the Bureau will release additional information as is standard practice. Additionally, as part of the use of force review process, the Bureau will conduct an internal review of the entire incident and the case will go before the Bureau's Review Board.

No additional information will be released at this time.

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-18 - Homicide of 16-Year-Old Male Remains Unsolved (Photo) - 07/06/15
The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in solving the homicide of a 16-year-old boy that occurred in the Cully Neighborhood of Northeast Portland.

On Monday May 12, 2014, at 3:04 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Northeast 59th Avenue and Simpson Street on the report that neighbors found a deceased male, who appeared to have a gunshot wound, seated inside a parked vehicle.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and checked inside the vehicle, where they located a deceased male, later identified as 16-year-old Lazaro Lizandro Fuentes-Burgos, who resides in Southeast Portland's Lents Neighborhood.

The investigation indicates that the victim suffered fatal gunshot wounds while he was sitting in the driver's seat of a red 1994 Nissan Sentra. Neighbors reported hearing possible gunshots at approximately 1:40 a.m. but did not call 9-1-1 so police were not notified of the shooting until more than an hour later.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner performed an autopsy and determined that Lazaro died of multiple gunshot wounds.

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

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.


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Stabbing Investigation Underway in Old Town - One Person Injured - 07/05/15
On Sunday July 5, 2015, 7:28 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing at Northwest Naito Parkway and Ankeny Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the male adult victim suffering from multiple stab wounds. He has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

Witnesses described the suspect as a white male in his 40s, 6'2" tall, muscular build, bald head, wearing a white tank top and/or a red t-shirt.

Several officers searched the area but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Assault detectives at 503-823-0400.

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Shooting Investigation Leads to Arrest of 40-Year-Old Man (Photo) - 07/05/15
On Saturday July 4, 2015, at 11:53 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the parking lot of the Safeway store, located at 3527 Southeast 122nd Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and located two people who told police they were the victims of the shooting. The adult male victim suffered a grazing gunshot wound to an arm, the adult female victim was not injured.

Officers learned that the suspect, later identified as 40-year-old Vinh On, was the ex-boyfriend of the female victim and he got into a dispute with the male victim, her new boyfriend.

The suspect fired several shots at the male victim the fled the area. Officers located the suspect a short time later and took him into custody without incident. A handgun has been recovered as part of this investigation.

On was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Attempted Assault in the First Degree and will be arraigned on Monday.

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UPDATE: Major Crash Team Investigating a Hit and Run Crash at SE 60th and Holgate - Pedestrian Injured - 07/05/15
Traffic Division investigators were able to determine that the vehicle involved in this hit and run crash is a small to mid-sized passenger vehicle. It was last seen traveling westbound on Holgate Boulevard.

The victim, a 60-year-old woman, remains in a Portland hospital for treatment to life-threatening injuries. Her name will be released on Monday.

Anyone with information about this hit and run crash is asked to contact Officer Erik Koppang at 503-823-2216, erik.koppang@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Saturday July 4, 2015, at 9:58 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at Southeast 60th Avenue and Holgate Boulevard.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the female adult victim suffering from traumatic injuries. She has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to potentially life-threatening injuries.

A witness told police that a vehicle, possibly a motorcycle, struck the woman then fled westbound on Holgate Boulevard.

At this point in the investigation there is not good description of the suspect vehicle.

Traffic along Holgate Boulevard is closed from approximately 58th to 61st Avenue.

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

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Central Precinct Officers Investigating Reported Stabbing on Eastbank Esplanade - 07/04/15
On Saturday July 4, 2015, at 4:37 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing on the Eastbank Esplanade, between the Hawthorne and Morrison Bridges.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the male adult victim suffering from a serious but not life-threatening knife wound.

The suspect was last seen running northbound along the Willamette River and is described as an African American male wearing a black t-shirt and green shorts.

Officers are checking the area for the suspect.

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

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Public's Help Sought to Find Wheelchair-Accessible Van Stolen from Downtown Portland (Photo) - 07/04/15
The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help to locate a wheelchair-accessible van stolen in Downtown Portland on Friday night and to identify one of the two suspects.

The van is a white 1992 Chevrolet Astro Van, with a patch of primer gray on the passenger slider door, and missing paint and rust on the hood. The van is wheelchair-accessible. The van's license plates are Oregon S-Q-E-8-7-3.

The van was parked at Northwest 1st Avenue and Couch Street and police officers obtained area surveillance images of the two suspects and the van.

One suspect, 29-year-old Nathaniel Rivers Ford, was arrested later in the evening by Central Precinct officers. He was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle and Attempted Possession of Heroin.

The second suspect is described as an African American male, stocky build, with a bald head.

The victim is in a wheelchair and this van is his only means of transportation.

Anyone seeing the van is asked to call 9-1-1. Anyone with information on the suspects or other non-emergency information is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333. Please reference case #15-223158.

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33-Year-Old Man Arrested Friday in Connection with June 2015 Shooting in North Portland (Photo) - 07/04/15
On Friday evening July 3, 2015, Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers stopped a vehicle at Northeast 27th Avenue and Emerson Street associated with a shooting that occurred in June 2015.

The driver, 33-year-old Joshua Kerr Gann, was arrested and interviewed by GET detectives investigating the shooting.

Gann was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Carrying a Loaded Firearm within City Limits. He will be arraigned on Monday.

This investigation started on June 10, 2015, at 10:54 p.m., when North Precinct officers responded to the area of North Ainsworth Street and Commercial Avenue on the report of gunshots and a vehicle speeding out of the area.

GET officers and detectives developed witness information in the case, leading to Gann's arrest.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Todd Teats at 503-823-2137, todd.teats@portlandoregon.gov; or Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-2087, brad.clifton@portlandoregon.gov.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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

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

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

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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