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Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Parkrose Neighborhood - One Person Injured - 10/18/17

On Wednesday October 18, 2017, at 12:21 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a gunshot victim at the Shell Gas Station located at 9920 Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and contacted the 31-year-old male victim who was suffering from serious but not life-threatening injuries. Two community members had provided medical aid to the victim as police and emergency medical personnel responded to the scene. The victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment.

Officers learned that the victim was seated in his parked vehicle at the Glasshouse Tavern, located at 9710 Northeast Sandy Boulevard, when a suspect fired multiple gunshots at the victim and the victim's vehicle. After the shooting, investigators believe the suspect entered a vehicle and drove away in an unknown direction from the Glasshouse Tavern.

After being shot the victim drove himself to the Shell Gas Station where he was provided medical aid and was contacted by police and emergency medical responders.

Officers located evidence of gunfire in the parking lot of the Glasshouse Tavern, as well as multiple bullet strikes in the victim's vehicle which he drove to the Shell Gas Station.

At this point there is no useful suspect information.

Based on information learned during the investigation the Gang Enforcement Team has taken over the investigation. Criminalists from the Portland Police Bureau's Forensic Evidence Division are also assisting with this investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gang Enforcement Team 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

###PPB###

Brian Duncan
Brian Duncan
Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 38-Year-Old Man (Photo) - 10/17/17

The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate a 38-year-old man missing since October 16, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.


Brian D. Duncan is described as 6'00" tall, 190 pounds, brown hair, brown facial hair, and blue eyes. Duncan is a person with a paraplegic injury and uses a motorized wheelchair for mobility. He is known to wear blue wire-framed glasses.

Duncan's last reported location was the Duckworth Dock near the Steele Bridge.

Duncan's family is concerned for his welfare. There are no indications that his disappearance involves foul play.


Anyone seeing Duncan should immediately call 9-1-1 so officers can check his welfare. Anyone with non-emergency information should contact Detective Lori Fonken at 503-823-1081, Lori.Fonken@portlandoregon.gov or missing@portlandoregon.gov


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Attached Media Files: Brian Duncan
Fraud Alert
Fraud Alert
Fraud #Alert: Phone Scam in Portland -- Do Not Send Money (Photo) - 10/17/17

The Portland Police Bureau wants community members to be aware of a phone scam that is currently active in the Portland Metro area.

Officers have received reports from people who stated that callers would claim to be members of a police department or sheriff's department seeking money for a fundraiser for local police and sheriff's department.

Sometimes scams such as these will include spoofing a legitimate police agency phone number and using a real name of a law enforcement officer in an attempt to gain the trust of the victim.

The Portland Police Bureau reminds you to be aware that:

* The Portland Police Bureau does not call individuals and demand or request money from community members under any circumstances.

* The Portland Police Bureau or any other legitimate law enforcement agency does not call community members seeking payment for outstanding traffic citations or warrants. This includes claims of unpaid federal or state taxes.

* Individuals claiming to collect debts may try to instill fear in potential victims to persuade them to forward money.

MoneyPak/Green Dot and Vanilla Reload have online tools to allow purchasers to request a refund if the scammer has not yet cashed the card.

For more information, please visit https://www.moneypak.com/refundrequest.aspx for MoneyPak/Green Dot and https://www.vanillareload.com/index.php/refund for Vanilla Reload.

If you are a resident of Portland and fall victim to these scammers with financial loss, you are encouraged to file a report by calling the Portland Police Bureau's Non-Emergency line at (503) 823-3333.

Tips to help avoid becoming a victim to this scam include:

* Never give personal or financial information to an unsolicited caller or email.

* Be suspicious of callers who demand immediate payment for any reason.

* Stay private. Regularly update privacy settings for social media sites. Scammers often make their stories more believable by trolling for personal information on Facebook, Twitter and similar sites.

* Utility companies and government agencies will never contact you for payment by GreenDot, MoneyPak or Vanilla Reload.

* Remember that anyone who has the number on a prepaid card has access to the funds on your card.

* Never wire money, provide debit or credit card numbers to a stranger.

The Oregon Judicial Department (OJD) advises that courts may use an independent collection service to collect unpaid monetary judgments and fines. If someone believes they are being scammed regarding an alleged unpaid traffic citation or other court-imposed financial obligation they can:

* Ask the collector (caller) for information specific to the alleged warrant or unpaid traffic citation. The caller should have the court case number, date of ticket and vehicle license number.

* Verify the debt or confirm other details by calling the OJD collections hotline at 1-888-564-2828.

* Use OJD Courts ePay to directly pay money owed to state courts for most traffic citations, civil fees or criminal fines (For more information go to http://www.courts.oregon.gov/OJD/OnlineServices/ePay/Pages/index.aspx.

If you receive a similar call, disconnect without providing any information or taking any instructions from the caller. Contact your local law enforcement agency.

The Oregon Department of Justice has a tremendous amount of information and resources available to protect consumers. Information can be found by visiting http://www.doj.state.or.us/Pages/index.aspx

For more information, visit the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Scam Alert website www.consumer.ftc.gov/scam-alerts

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Attached Media Files: Fraud Alert
Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Roseway Neighborhood - No Injuries - 10/16/17

On Monday October 16, 2017 at 8:17 p.m., North and East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire at the Plaid Pantry, located at 8110 Northeast Fremont Street.

Officers responded to the area after multiple callers contacted 9-1-1 to report gunfire. When officers arrived they located evidence of a shooting, including multiple bullet strikes to the Plaid Pantry and to a vehicle that was parked in the Plaid Pantry parking lot.

At this time there are no known injuries as a result of this shooting.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team is responding to continue the investigation. The Forensic Evidence Division (FED) also responded to the scene to assist.

There is no additional information available at this time.

Anyone with information about this case or 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 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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PPB Warns Community about Counterfeit Prescription Drugs (Photo) - 10/16/17

The Portland Police Bureau's Drugs and Vice Division want to warn the community about counterfeit prescription drugs that are being illegally sold in the Portland area, around the state and online. These counterfeit drugs are illegally marketed and sold by individuals as prescription drugs such as Xanax, Oxycodone, Alprazolam and others. Examples of drugs seized by police and sent to the Oregon State Crime Lab show that the counterfeit drugs often contain extremely potent substances that can and have caused overdose deaths. For example, officers have investigated counterfeit oxycodone tablet cases where the pills actually contained heroin, Furanyl Fentany1, Tramadol, Alprazolam and other substances.

Officials want to warn the public that fentanyl and other opioid analogs are extremely potent and have caused accidental overdose deaths in Portland and around the state. Fentanyl is an extremely powerful synthetic opioid similar to morphine, but it croses the blood-brain barrier faster than more commonly encountered opioids and can be 100 to 10,000 times more potent than morphine or heroin.

In Oregon, 80 people have died in accidental overdoses from synthetic opioids since 2014, but the deaths are increasing according to the State Medical Examiner.

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Central Precinct Officers Investigating a Shooting at Homeless Camp in Lower Southeast Portland - No Injuries - 10/15/17

On Sunday October 15, 2017, at 7:22 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast 3rd Avenue and Stephens Street on the report that a subject at a homeless camp threatened a man with a gun and fired several shots.

Officers arrived in the area and learned that the initial incident occurred between 5:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Officers located evidence of gunfire at Southeast Division Place underneath the Grand Avenue viaduct and near the intersection of Southeast 4th Avenue and Ivon Street.

No gunshot victims were located in the area. Witnesses told police the suspect was a taller black male wearing all dark clothing, including possibly wearing a camouflage jacket underneath a darker layer of clothing and blue jeans. The suspect is believed to be armed with a handgun.

Officers conducted an extensive search of the area over the next several hours but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

Anyone with information about this shooting, or any witnesses who have not spoken with police should call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333, reference Portland Police Bureau Case Number 17-340476.

###PPB###

UPDATE: Major Crash Team Responding to Serious Injury Crash on North Lombard Street #Alert - 10/14/17

The driver critically injured in this crash died at a Portland hospital shortly after arriving for treatment.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the southbound driver (deceased) was traveling at a high rate of speed, lost control of the vehicle, and crossed the center line before colliding with the tractor-trailer being driven northbound.

This is the 36th traffic fatality in the City of Portland in 2017.

Names of those involved will not be available for release until Monday.

###PPB###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Friday October 13, 2017, at 1:41 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a traffic crash on North Lombard Street near Marine Drive.

Officers and medical personnel arrived learned that the crash involved two drivers - one in a tractor-trailer and the other in a passenger vehicle.

The driver of the passenger vehicle was suffering from traumatic injuries and was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to life-threatening injuries. The truck driver was not injured.

Preliminary information indicates that the driver of the tractor-trailer was traveling northbound on Lombard Street and collided with the driver of the passenger car who was traveling southbound on Lombard Street.

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

North Lombard Street near Marine Drive will be closed in both directions for several hours until the crash investigation is complete.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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

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

###PPB###

Shooting Investigation Overnight in Northeast Portland - One Person Injured - 10/14/17

On Saturday October 14, 2017, at 3:55 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a gunshot victim at the 7-Eleven store located at at 4250 Northeast 122nd Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and contacted the 19-year-old male victim who was suffering from a serious but not life-threatening injury. The victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment.

Officers learned that the victim and another teen male were walking eastbound on Northeast Shaver Street near 109th Avenue when a passing driver almost hit them with the vehicle. The teens and the male exchanged words and the driver fired a shot at the teens, striking the victim. The driver then sped away westbound Shaver and the teens ran to 7-Eleven to call for help.

At this point there is no useful suspect information.

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

###CSO###

Shooting Investigation Overnight in Southeast Portland - One Person Injured - 10/14/17

On Saturday October 14, 2017, at 1:58 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in 9900 block of Southeast Stark Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to witnesses who told police that two vehicles were in the parking lot and that the occupant of one vehicle fired multiple shots into a parked, occupied vehicle. The suspect then drove away in a silver Cadillac sedan westbound on Southeast Stark Street while the driver of the victim vehicle left southbound on Southeast 96th Avenue.

Shortly after, a gunshot victim was reported from Portland Adventist Medical Center. Officers arrived at the hospital and learned that the victim was a 35-year-old female suffering from a non-life-threatening injury.

Based on information learned during the investigation, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to the scene.

Anyone with information about this shooting should call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333 or the Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

###CSO###

UPDATE: Motorcycle Rider Killed in Single Vehicle Crash Late Thursday Night - 10/13/17

The motorcycle rider killed late Thursday night has been identified as 37-year-old Renee Beus. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined that Beus died as a result of the traffic crash.

The initial news release incorrectly listed the day of the crash as Wednesday instead of Thursday. The error has been corrected.

###PPB###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Thursday October 12, 2017, at 11:41 p.m., Central Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the Highway 30 off-ramp from I-405 northbound on the report of a traffic crash with injuries.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a single person down in the roadway and determined the person was deceased. A motorcycle was located damaged but upright along the side of the road.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to conduct an investigation. Preliminary investigation indicates that the motorcycle rider was riding northbound on I-405 and took the Highway 30 exit, lost control, and struck the right side concrete barriers and light pole. The rider was ejected from the motorcycle into the roadway while the motorcycle traveled on its own along the concrete barrier before coming to a stop.

The identity of the rider will be released after the Oregon State Medical Examiner conducts an autopsy and notifies next-of-kin.

The off-ramp was closed for approximately four hours during this investigation but has reopened to all traffic.

This is the 35th traffic fatality of 2017 - 7th involving a motorcycle rider.

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

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

###PPB##

MEDIA ADVISORY: Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Monday October 16 at 7:00 a.m. - 10/12/17

Sergeant Pete Simpson will be the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) until Monday October 16, 2017, at 7:00 a.m.

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

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Portland Police Response to Questions about Yesterday's Protest (Photo) - 10/12/17

On Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 2:44 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to 4310 SW Macadam Avenue at the request of Federal Protective Services regarding a protest.

When officers arrived, they observed 20 to 30 protesters blocking the entrance and exit to a building that houses multiple government agencies. The Federal Protective Service (FPS) was the agency in charge of the police response, and the Portland Police Bureau responded to provide assistance to FPS.

FPS officers informed Portland Police Officers that there were people inside the building and in their cars who needed to leave for the day and others who needed to enter the building. More than 50 people were unable to enter or exit the facility and its driveway due to the protestors blocking the entrance/exit. FPS officers repeatedly asked the protestors to move and let the community members go home. The protestors refused. FPS officers also offered the opportunity of a grace period, asking the protestors to leave without arrests. The protestors refused.

The protesters who blocked access to the building wore "sleeping dragons." Sleeping dragons are homemade devices designed to link together multiple protesters to block a particular area, in this case the entrance and exit to the building and its driveway.

People using sleeping dragons, place their hands inside a pipe and lock their arms and wrists together by using handcuffs, chains and carabiner or another method. The pipe is often wrapped in materials that make it extremely difficult to cut. Oftentimes, the sleeping dragon is made of cast iron, metal or plastic pipes, concrete, tar, chicken wire, duct tape, feces and chains. Officers have no idea what is in the sleeping dragons until they begin the process to cut and disassemble them. Officers cannot physically remove protestors who are using sleeping dragons without disassembling the devices due to the fear of possibly breaking protestors' arms, wrists or somehow injuring them.

To remove sleeping dragons, police often must use power tools and because of the variety of materials, there is a possibility of sparks. Since safety is a top concern, officers use protective attire to ensure their safety during the cutting process. This kind of training to place protective attire is from the Center for Domestic Preparedness, which is operated by FEMA, and is national best practice for removal of sleeping dragons or other protestors' devices. PPB has had this training and protective gear for more than a decade. The gear protects the protestors' faces and ears. It also prevents the proestors from intentionally causing themselves injury during the removal and/or falsely claiming injury to halt the cutting.

The sleeping dragons used in this protest ended up being comprised of plastic pipe, yarn, fabric, chicken wire, steel bolts, and chains. The protesters' arms were connected by chains inside the pipe. As officers removed additional layers of the sleeping dragons, they determined they would not require power cutting devices. Once the cutting was complete, the protective attire was removed.

Portland Police only cut the sleeping dragons and removed the protestors who were blocking the entrance/exits to the facility. Once they did so, the community members who were trying to leave were finally able to do so. There were no injuries reported as a result of officers carefully removing the sleeping dragons.

Once the protestors were removed, the community members were able to leave--some had been trapped in their cars for more than an hour-and-a-half.

FPS is the lead agency and should receive inquiries about arrests due to the protest. Portland Police made one arrest that was not directly connected to the protest. Police arrested 37-year-old Eli Richey for violating his court-ordered restrictions.

To view a link to police video from yesterday's protest, visit: https://youtu.be/oFErr0fW5Uc


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Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Montavilla Neighborhood - One Injured - 10/12/17

On Thursday October 12, 2017 at 4:36 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Jamboree Apartments, located at 9219 Southeast Stark Street, on the report of a shooting.

As officers responded to the location, they learned one person had been shot.

Officers arrived at the apartment complex and ensured the location was safe while an officer applied a tourniquet to an injured adult male. Once officers determined the suspects were not at the apartment, they immediately requested emergency medical responders enter the apartment and provide medical aid to the injured man.

The man was transported to an area hospital by ambulance with what is believed to be a non-life-threatening injury.

There is no suspect information to provide at this time.

Investigators do not believe there is a danger to the public in connection with this shooting.

Based on information learned during the investigation, the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail has responded to assist with the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have also responded to the scene to assist with this investigation.

Anyone with information about this case should contact Robbery Detail detectives at 503-823-0405.

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app.

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Traffic #Alert: Crash Investigation Underway on NE Marine Dr at NE 122nd Ave (Photo) - 10/11/17

On Wednesday October 11, 2017 at 10:36 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the intersection of Northeast Airport Way and Northeast 122nd Avenue on the report of a crash.

While en route to the crash location, officers learned a semi-truck and passenger van had collided.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived at the crash and found a van with significant damage and a semi-truck.

Two occupants in the van sustained injuries as a result of the crash. Emergency medical personnel provided medical aid to both occupants and transported them to an area hospital by ambulances. One of the people that was injured, sustained what are believed to be serious but non-life-threatening injuries and the other occupant of the van had non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators with the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division are currently investigating this crash.

Northeast Marine drive is closed from Northeast 33rd Avenue to Northeast 138th Avenue. Northeast 122nd Avenue will be closed from Northeast Airport Way to Northeast Marine Drive.

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

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


###PPB##

UPDATE: Shooting Investigation Underway near NW St. Helens Rd - 10/10/17

Based on information learned during the investigation, officers do not believe their is a danger to the public. Officers have reopened roadways in the area of the 5600 block of Northwest Willbridge Avenue. Residents no longer need to shelter in place.

During a search of the area, officers located and seized evidence of gunfire.

The suspect has not been located at this time. Witnesses described the suspect in this shooting as a male in his 20s or 30s with short dark hair.

The Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gun Task Force will continue the investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gun Task Force at 503-823-4106 or guntaskforce@portlandoregon.gov

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

###PPB###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Tuesday October 10, 2017, at 7:33 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 5600 block of Northwest Willbridge Avenue on the report of gunfire.

When officers arrived they contacted several witnesses and learned a man with a gun had fired at a nearby flagpole and a vehicle.

Officers are currently attempting to locate and contact the suspect. At this point in the investigation officers believe the suspect is in a residence in the 5600 block of Northwest Willbridge Avenue. Officers have attempted to contact the suspect through phone calls and loud hailing. The suspect has not answered phone calls or requests for contact.

There have been no reported injuries as a result of the reported gunfire.

During this investigation, community members should stay away from the area or shelter in place if they are near the scene of this incident.

Southwest Saint Helens Road and Southwest Willbridge Avenue will be closed between Southwest 55th Avenue and Southwest 57th Avenue. Southwest 55th Avenue and Southwest 57th Avenue will also be closed in the area.

This release will be updated when additional information is available.

###PPB##

UPDATE #2: Major Crash Team Responds to Crash on NE 82nd Ave - 10/10/17

The pedestrian struck by a vehicle on Saturday October 7, 2017 at Northeast 82nd Avenue and Northeast Jonesmore Street has died of injuries sustained during the crash. The deceased person was identified as 58-year-old Charles L. Bergeron of Portland.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Investigation Unit continue to investigate this crash. Anyone with information about this crash should contact Officer David Enz at 503-823-2208 or David.Enz@portlandoregon.gov

Charles Bergeron's death is the 34th traffic related fatality in Portland during 2017.

###PPB###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###


Investigators assigned to the Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team continue to investigate an early Saturday morning crash near Northeast 82nd Avenue and Northeast Jonesmore Street.

Northeast 82nd Avenue and Northeast Jonesmore Street were reopened shortly after 8:30 a.m.

Based on preliminary information, investigators do not believe the driver of a 2003 white Toyota Highlander that struck a pedestrian was driving under the influence of intoxicants nor driving while distracted.

The pedestrian continues to receive medical care at an area hospital and remains in critical condition.

Anyone with information regarding this crash should contact Officer David Enz at 503-823-2208 or David.Enz@portlandoregon.gov

###PPB###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Saturday October 7, 2017, at 2:12 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a vehicle versus pedestrian crash near the intersection of Northeast 82nd Avenue and Northeast Jonesmore Street.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived on scene and located an adult male laying on the ground with significant injuries sustained during the crash. Emergency medical personnel transported the injured man to an area hospital by ambulance for treatment of what are believed to be life-threatening injuries.

Because of the severity of the pedestrian's injuries the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team (MCT) responded to continue the traffic crash investigation.

Based on preliminary information learned during the investigation, officers believe the pedestrian was traveling eastbound across Northeast 82nd Avenue near Northeast Jonesmore Street when he was struck by a vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

Investigators believe Northeast 82nd Avenue will remain closed between Northeast Tillamook Street and Northeast Wasco Street for the next hour.

An update will be provided as the investigation continues.

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

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

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Downtown Portland -- No Injuries - 10/10/17

On Tuesday October 10, 2017, at 1:32 p.m., Central Precinct and Portland State University Campus Police Officers responded to the report of a gunshot in the 1300 block of Southwest 11th Avenue.

Officers arrived at the scene and contacted several witnesses. As officers interviewed the witnesses, they learned a white four door vehicle had struck a pedestrian as the pedestrian crossed Southwest 10th Avenue south of Southwest Mill Street. According to witnesses, shortly after being struck by the white sedan the pedestrian fired one gunshot at the involved vehicle.

After firing the gun, the pedestrian entered a red four door sedan and the red sedan proceeded in the same direction as the white sedan.

Officers did not locate anyone with injuries from this crash and shooting. No suspects were located as a result of an area check performed after the shooting.

Evidence of gunfire was located and seized at the scene.

The Portland Police Bureau Gun Task Force will continue this investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gun Task Force at 503-823-4106 or guntaskforce@portlandoregon.gov

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Robert Carton
Robert Carton
Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 88-Year-Old Man (Photo) - 10/10/17

The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is working with the Jospehine County Sheriff's Office to locate 88-year-old Robert Carton. The agencies are asking for the public's help to locate Carton.

Carton is described as a white male, 5'7" tall, 140 pounds, with blue eyes and no hair. Carton currently has a blackened eye with stitches and his right arm is in a sling.

Carton's family reported him missing to the Josephine County Sheriff's Office at the end of September. During the sheriff's office investigation, information was learned that suggested Carton may be in the Portland Metropolitan area.

Carton was last seen driving a white 1996 Dodge Caravan with Oregon license plate "UXJ139." The words "night patrol" are on the rear of the Caravan.

Anyone seeing Carton is asked to call 9-1-1 so officers can check his welfare. Anyone with non-emergency information about him is asked to contact Deputy Sergeant Ernie Fields with the Josephine County Sheriff's Office at 541-474-5123 or Detective Heidi Helwig with the Portland Police Bureau Missing Persons Detail at Heidi.Helwig@portlandorgeon.gov

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Shooting Investigation Overnight in Centennial Neighborhood -- No Injuries - 10/10/17

On Monday October 9, 2017, at 10:15 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 15700 block of Southeast Alder Street.

When officers arrived they interviewed several people in the neighborhood. As officers investigated the shooting they contacted a man who stated that prior to the gunfire he had contacted two people near his home and an argument occurred. Shortly after the argument the man heard gunfire and later located bullet holes in his house.

There were no reported injuries as a result of the shooting.

During the investigation officers searched the area for suspects and evidence related to the shooting. Officers located and seized one firearm and additional evidence related to the shooting.

Criminalists with the Police Bureau's Forensic Evidence Division responded to the scene to assist with this investigation.

No arrests have been made at this point in the investigation.

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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William P. Henry
William P. Henry
Suspect Arrested after Crashing into Police Car (Photo) - 10/08/17

On Saturday October 7, 2017, at 9:34 p.m., an East Precinct officer responded to the Red Roof Inn, located at 3828 Northeast 82nd Avenue, on the report that people were dealing illegal drugs.

As the officer arrived at the location she observed two vehicles quickly and recklessly leave the location. The vehicles stopped in a parking lot near the Red Roof Inn at which time the officer attempted to contact the driver's of the vehicles. While the officer attempted to contact the drivers, the driver of one of the vehicles backed his car into the officer's patrol car causing damage to the vehicle.

The officer was uninjured as a result of the crash and was able to immediately broadcast information about the suspect and the suspect's vehicle and actions. Additional officers responded to the area. During a search of the area, officers located the suspect's unoccupied vehicle.

A K-9 team responded to the location to assist with locating the suspect. Officers with the guidance of K-9 "Mac" and his partner performed a neighborhood search and located the suspect hiding under a tarp in the 5900 block of Northeast Failing Street.

After the suspect was taken into custody, he was transported to the Multnomah County Jail. The suspect was identified as 45-year-old William P. Henry. Henry was lodged at the jail on a warrant for Attempt Elude by Vehicle and on charges of Reckless Driving, Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, and Criminal Mischief in the First Degree.

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Attached Media Files: William P. Henry , K9 "Mac"
Colby
Colby "Tesla" Aplin
UPDATE: Officers Negotiate with Subject and Prevent Serious Injury when the Person Jumped from Second Story Window (Photo) - 10/07/17

The subject who vandalized, set fire and jumped from a second story room at a local shelter in Northeast Portland was released from a local hospital Saturday afternoon after receiving a medical and mental health assessment.

After release from the hospital, the subject was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

The subject has been identified as 30-year-old Colby "Tesla" Aplin. Aplin was lodged for Arson in the First Degree, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree and a Post Prison violation warrant for a previous conviction of Attempt Assault in the Second Degree.

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On Saturday October 7, 2017, at 4:56 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a shelter near East Burnside Street and Northeast 11th Avenue regarding a resident that was vandalizing property.

As officers responded to the location they learned the person who was damaging property had called 9-1-1 at least 30 times in the previous hour and was making non-sensical statements to the Bureau of Emergency Communication's (BOEC) call taker.

Officers arrived and contacted staff at the shelter. Staff members informed officers there was a person in a second story room that was damaging the room and property in the room. Officers also learned that while there were approximately 60 people in the shelter at this time, the subject was in the room alone.

A team of officers, including Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT) officers, attempted to build rapport with the subject. The communication team of officers utilized multiple techniques of communication, including active listening and providing the subject with officers of different rank and gender as the subject requested. The negotiation lasted for approximately one hour and did not appear to have a beneficial effect on the subject.

Ultimately, officers decided the best course of action was to disengage the subject after creating a safety plan that was communicated to shelter staff. Based on information at the time of this contact officers believed the person did not pose an immanent danger to self, as the person made no mention of self harm, nor danger to others because there were no other people in the room.

At 6:23 a.m. Central Precinct officers returned to the shelter after a 9-1-1 call was received from shelter staff regarding the subject from earlier in the morning.

Upon arriving at the location, officers learned the subject had attempted to start a fire that staff at the shelter were able to extinguish. Because the subject attempted to start a fire in a building occupied by a large number of people, officers re-initiated attempts to contact the subject and get the person to a safe place.

Officers returned to the same second story room and attempted to negotiate with the subject from the hallway outside the room. The on scene supervisor consulted with a Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) supervisor.

As on scene Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team officers continued to negotiate with the subject, they observed the person breaking out windows and feared the subject may jump from the second story window. The subject had placed large furniture and cabinets in front of access points to the room prior to police arriving earlier in the morning. Because the access points to the room were barricaded officers were not able to enter the room to prevent the subject from jumping. Officers on the ground contacted shelter staff and placed multiple mattresses from the shelter on the sidewalk below the second story window to break the subject's fall if the person decided to jump.

While officers continued to negotiate from the hallway, the subject jumped from the second story window. Officers on the ground controlled the subject as emergency medical personnel prepared the person for transport to a local hospital. Based on preliminary information, it appears the mattresses effectively prevented the person from sustaining injury as a result of jumping out of a second story window.

As officers restrained the subject an officer and an emergency medical responder sustained non-life-threatening injuries and both were transported to an area hospital for treatment.

The subject was transported to an area hospital by ambulance for treatment of minor injuries sustained while inside the second story room. The subject will also receive a mental health assessment at the hospital.

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Attached Media Files: Colby "Tesla" Aplin
Eric B. Smotherman
Eric B. Smotherman
UPDATE: Suspect Arrested Friday after Bank Robbery in Hollywood Neighborhood (Photo) - 10/06/17

The suspect arrested for robbing the KeyBank, located at 3839 Northeast Broadway, today has been identified as 35-year-old Eric B. Smotherman. Smotherman was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on a United States Marshal's Hold for Bank Robbery and a warrant for Theft in the Second Degree.

Detectives continue to investigate this robbery. During their investigation they performed a closer examination of a firearm located in the vehicle Smotherman was driving when he was contacted by officers shortly after the bank robbery. Officers learned the firearm was a realistic looking replica firearm.

At this time investigators believe Smotherman is likely a suspect in several other Portland area bank robberies in which he received the name, "The Lazy Leprechaun." Investigators believed Smotherman will be charged with additional crimes as investigations continue.

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On Friday October 6, 2017, at 4:24 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the KeyBank, located at 3839 Northeast Broadway.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with employees who told police the bank robbery suspect provided a note demanding money from the teller. During the initial part of the investigation witnesses have not mentioned that the suspect was armed. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the bank without incident.

Officers checked the area while another officer at the bank obtained a description of the suspect. The officer broadcast the suspect description to officers performing a neighborhood search. While an officer was in the area of Northeast Halsey Street and Northeast 47th Avenue he observed a person driving a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle matched the suspect's description.

Officers stopped the vehicle and took the suspect into custody without incident. While continuing the investigation at the traffic stop, officers located evidence connected to the KeyBank robbery as well as a firearm that was seized as evidence.


The bank robbery suspect will be identified once he is lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

Portland Police Bureau Robbery detectives and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents are investigating this bank robbery. Anyone with additional information regarding this robbery is asked to contact Detective Brett Hawkinson at 503-823-1080 or Brett.Hawkinson@portlandoregon.gov.


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Attached Media Files: Eric B. Smotherman
Three Arrested when Officers Respond to Burglary in East Portland (Photo) - 10/06/17

On Thursday October 5, 2017, at 9:46 pm., East Precinct officers responded to the Stark Street Villa Apartments, located at 12755 Southeast Stark Street, on the report of a man trying to force his way into an apartment.

As officers responded to the location they received information that a suspect, known to residents at the apartment complex, had attempted to make entry into several residences. Officers also learned that the suspect was threatening to kill people and holding an unidentified object in his hand

When officers arrived at the location they contacted several witnesses. As officers interviewed witnesses, they learned the suspect had successfully forced his way into an apartment. Officers quickly responded to the apartment and knocked on the apartment door. After knocking on the door multiple times, no one came to the door.

Officers were concerned for the safety of the resident of the apartment based on the information provided by neighbors. Officers forced the door open and located a frightened woman inside the apartment. As officers searched the apartment they located the suspect. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. Officers also located a slung shot inside the apartment. Based on witness' statements, officers believe the slung-shot was the unidentified object the suspect held as he attempted to enter apartments.

As officers continued their investigation they located two other people in the apartment. The other two people located in the apartment were also taken into custody for outstanding warrants.

The suspect who forced his way into the apartment was identified as 37-year-old Jason A. Clifford. Clifford was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the First Degree, Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon, Menacing, Coercion, and Theft in the First Degree.

The two additional people taken into custody were identified as 32-year-old Lindsey M. Walker and 35-year-old Dustin L. Baker. Neither Walker nor Baker are believed to be involved in this burglary. Both Walker and Baker were lodged at the Mutnomah County Jail for Washington Department of Corrections warrants.

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Irving I. Batalla
Irving I. Batalla
CORRECTION: Suspect Arrested in Connection with 2015 Murder (Photo) - 10/04/17

The original press release incorrectly named the deceased as "Irving." The deceased man name is Irvin I. Batalla.

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On Thursday, September 14, 2017, a Multnomah County Grand Jury indicted 22-year-old Avonte T. Armstead on one charge of murder in relation to the death of 22-year-old Irvin I. Batalla (See attached photograph).

This investigation began on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at 5:49 p.m., when East Precinct officers responded to the report of a deceased person at the base of a cliff at Rocky Butte. Officers arrived and located Irvin Batalla lying on the ground; emergency responders determined Mr. Batalla was deceased.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner performed an autopsy and determined Mr. Batalla died of blunt force injuries.

During their investigation, detectives learned Armstead killed Batalla.

Armstead is being extradited from the Carson City Jail in Carson City, Nevada to the Multnomah County Jail. Currently there is no mug photograph to release of Armstead.

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Attached Media Files: Irving I. Batalla
Honda CRV Side
Honda CRV Side
CORRECTION: Three Juveniles Arrested in Connection to Multiple Strong-Arm Carjackings (Photo) - 10/04/17

The initial release incorrectly stated there were four people in the stolen Honda CRV. The press release has been corrected to read:

Additional officers arrived in the area and took the driver and two passengers of the stolen Honda into custody. The driver and two other occupants were uninjured as a result of the crash.

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On Tuesday October 3, 2017, at 11:17 p.m. an East Precinct officer located a stolen 2016 white Honda CRV in the 10000 block of Southeast Stark Street.

The officer turned on the emergency lights and siren to her patrol vehicle in an attempt to stop the driver of the stolen Honda. The driver did not stop for the officer. The officer pursued the suspect in the stolen vehicle and used several pursuit intervention techniques to attempt to stop the vehicle. The suspect continued to elude officers until crashing near the on-ramp to northbound Interstate 205 and westbound Interstate 84.

Additional officers arrived in the area and took the driver and two passengers of the stolen Honda into custody. The driver and two other occupants were uninjured as a result of the crash.

During their investigation, officers requested detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail respond to their location.

Detectives arrived on scene and took over the investigation.

During the investigation, detectives learned that the three juveniles were involved in a string of carjackings and at least one robbery of a cell phone since mid September. Detectives believe the three were involved in the following robberies:

* On September 18, 2017 Central Precinct officers responded to the area near Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest Yamhill Street on the report of a robbery in which an adult female sustained minor injuries during the robbery of her cell phone.

* On September 24, 2017 North Precinct officers responded to the area near North Killinsgworth Street and North Commercial Avenue on the report of a robbery in which an adult female sustained minor injuries during the robbery of her car keys.

* On September 28, 2017 East Precinct officers responded to the 4200 block of Southeast 82nd Avenue on the report that an adult female sustained minor injuries during the robbery of her 2012 gray Ford Focus. The stolen vehicle was later located by officers on October 2, 2017. The vehicle was found in the 4800 block of Northeast Flanders Street and had heavy front end damage from a crash that occurred after being stolen. (See attached photo)

* On September 29, 2017 East Precinct officers responded to the 1200 block of Northeast 102nd Avenue on the report of an adult female who sustained minor injuries during the robbery of her 2016 white Honda CRV. The driver of the Honda CRV crashed while attempting to elude officers on October 3, 2017. (See attached photo)

* On October 2, 2017 East Precinct officers responded to the 4000 block of Southeast 82nd Avenue on the report of an adult female who sustained minor injuries during the robbery of her vehicle. On October 3, 2017 the vehicle was recovered by officers. There were no occupants in the vehicle when it was located.

Based on information learned during the investigation, it is believed there were no weapons displayed or used during the robberies. According to victim and witness statements, the suspects used physical force to obtain the items and vehicles they stole.

The three female juvenile suspects were lodged at the Juvenile Detention Home on multiple charges including Robbery in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle. The identities of the suspects are not being released because of their ages.

Detectives continue this investigation and believe there will likely be additional charges and more arrests.

Anyone with information about these cases or other cases linked to this string of events is asked to contact Detective William Winters at 503-823-0466 or William.Winters@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Honda CRV Side , Honda CRV Rear , Ford Focus
Robert L. West
Robert L. West
UPDATE #5: Portland Police SERT and CNT Responding to Disturbance in Southeast Portland (Photo) - 10/03/17

The victim of a homicide that occurred on Monday October 2, 2017 in the 17200 block of Southeast Alder Street has been identified as 26-year-old Lila F. Streeter of Portland. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined Lila Streeter died of homicidal violence.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail continue to investigate this homicide. Anyone with information regarding the death of Lil Streeter should contact Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457 or Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Scott Broughton at 503-823-3774 or Scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov

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The suspect arrested by Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) members this morning in connection to a death investigation has been identified as 28-year-old Robert L. West of Portland.

West was booked in the Multnomah County Jail on one count of Murder and will be arraigned on Tuesday.

Southeast Alder Street has reopened between Southeast 170th Drive and Southeast 174th Avenue.

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East Precinct officers, detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail, and criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division continue their investigation at the Alderwood Court Apartments.

Shortly after entering an apartment at the Alderwood Court Apartments, members of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) took a suspect into custody and located a deceased adult female.

Homicide detectives are performing a death investigation. The Oregon State Medical Examiner is responding to the location to take custody of the deceased. An autopsy will be performed in the coming days to attempt to determine the cause of death. At this time the deceased will not be identified until proper notifications may be made to her family.

The suspect is currently in custody and will be identified when he is lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

Southeast Alder Street will remain closed between Southeast 170th Drive and Southeast 174th Avenue for the next two to three hours as this investigation continues.

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Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) members have taken the suspect into custody.

Detectives are responding to the location. There will continue to be a police presence at the location as the investigation continues.

All except several residents are able to return to their homes at the Alderwood Court Apartments. Residents at the Alderwood Court Apartments no longer need to shelter in place.

Southeast Alder Street will remain closed near Southeast 174th Avenue as the investigation continues.

Updates regarding this investigation will be provided later today.

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On Monday October 2, 2017, at 2:39 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to perform a welfare check at the Alderwood Court Apartments, located at 17225 Southeast Alder Street.

When officers arrived on scene they contacted the caller to 9-1-1. Officers learned that a family member was concerned about a woman who lived at an apartment in the complex. The 9-1-1 caller informed police that family members were unable to contact the woman after they learned she was involved in an assault late Sunday evening or early Monday morning with the woman's adult a male partner.

Officers responded to locate the female victim and check her welfare. The officers attempted to contact the victim but were unable to contact or locate the victim because of the suspect's behavior.

During the investigation officers attempted to build rapport with the suspect so they could gain access to the apartment. The suspect would not cooperate with officers. Based on observations made at the scene and knowledge that the suspect has possible access to firearms, the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) were requested to the location.

SERT and CNT continue to attempt to locate and contact the victim as well as contact the suspect. Based on preliminary information officers believe the suspect and victim are currently in the apartment.

Multiple nearby apartments have been evacuated. Any residents of the Alderwood Court Apartments that have not been evacuated should shelter in place during this incident.

Alder Elementary School is located across Southeast Alder Street from this police incident. Alder Elementary School will remain closed. Police are in contact with Reynold School District personnel to provide updates.

Southeast Alder Street will remain closed between Southeast 168th AVenue and Southeast 174th Avenue.

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 the Multnomah County 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.).

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The Portland Police Bureau Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to the 17200 block of Southeast Alder Street regarding a disturbance in a residence.

Southeast Alder Street is closed between Southeast 168th Avenue and Southeast 174th Avenue.

The PIO is responding to the scene. All responding media should stage at the northwest corner of Southeast 172nd Avenue and Southeast Stark Street.

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Attached Media Files: Robert L. West , Lila F. Streeter
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Join PPB Tomorrow for National Coffee with a Cop Day (Photo) - 10/03/17

It's National Coffee with a Cop day on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, and Portland Police Officers will be in various neighborhoods, talking to community members over a cup of coffee.

Coffee with a Cop, which was started in 2011 in California and became a national trend, is an opportunity for community members to join officers for good conversation in a relaxed atmosphere.

PORTLAND'S COFFEE WITH A COP EVENTS:
East Precinct
Coquine -- 6839 SE Belmont; 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Central Precinct
Starbucks -- 3639 SE Hawthorne, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Starbucks -- Sellwood at Milwaukee and Bybee, 5:00-7:30 p.m.

North Precinct
North Precinct Coffee Shop -- 449 NE Emerson, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Starbucks -- 15th and Fremont, noon to 2pm

Traffic Division
Starbucks -- 23rd and Burnside, 11 am to 1 pm

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Attached Media Files: Coffee_with_a_Cop.jpg
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PPB Has Gone Pink #PPBPink (Photo) - 10/02/17

For the second year, the Portland Police Bureau, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, has gone pink throughout the month of October. This effort is in partnership with Susan G. Komen Oregon & SW Washington to raise awareness and encourage early detection of breast cancer.

Police Bureau members have donned pink caps, pink fabric badges and patches as a show of support for all those affected by breast cancer. Additionally, officers have information cards available with facts about breast cancer, including the importance of early detection and treatment, and where to get more information.

During the month of October, supporters of Breast Cancer Awareness Month are encouraged to have a conversation with officers wearing their pink, take pictures and share them on social media using the hashtag #PPBPink.

Several members of the Portland Police Bureau have been personally affected by breast cancer as survivors, fighters and/or family members. During the month, the Bureau will share some of these stories.

The Portland Police Museum, located at 1111 SW 2nd Avenue, has pink hats for sale for members of the community. The hats are $23; the proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Oregon & SW Washington.

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Danielle Outlaw is sworn in as Chief of Police (Photo) - 10/02/17

Danielle Outlaw was sworn in today as the Chief of Police for the Portland Police Bureau. She is the 48th Police Chief since 1870, when the Metropolitan Police Department was formed. Chief Outlaw was selected as Chief of Police in August by Mayor Ted Wheeler, following a national search. She is the third woman to be police chief in Portland and the first African-American woman to hold the position.

Chief Outlaw was most recently a deputy chief for the Oakland Police Department, where she served for 19 years. Chief Outlaw's biography is on the Bureau's website: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/657352

A video of her swearing-in can be found at: https://youtu.be/ea9oyugBHUI

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Tavern Robbery Investigation Sunday Afternoon in Portland's Sumner Neighborhood - 10/01/17

On Sunday October 1, 2017, at 12:51 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Ace Tavern, located at 8868 Northeast Sandy Boulevard, on the report of a robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted an employee who told police two suspects entered the bar and demanded money. According to the employee, one of the suspects displayed a handgun during the robbery. The suspects obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and left the tavern.

There were no reported injuries during this robbery.

Officers continue to investigate this case and at this time are not providing suspect descriptions.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail at 503-823-0405.

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Maxville A. Sinclair
Maxville A. Sinclair
UPDATE: Stabbing Investigation Underway in Lloyd District (Photo) - 09/30/17

Portland Police Bureau Assault Detail detectives continue to investigate a stabbing that occurred Saturday on Northeast Lloyd Boulevard.

During the initial investigation an adult male was detained at the scene as a person of interest. Detectives interviewed the detained person and at this time he is not believed to be a suspect in the stabbing.

However, after being interviewed by detectives the man was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail because of an outstanding warrant. The man was identified as 55-yea-old Maxville A. Sinclair. Sinclair was booked into the jail on a warrant for Possession of Methamphetamine - Misdemeanor Treatment.

Detectives continue to gather information about this case and at this time do not have additional information to share.

Anyone with information regarding this stabbing should contact Detective Chris Traynor at 503-823-0889 or Christopher.Traynor@portlandoregon.gov

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On Saturday September 30, 2017, at 11:20 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing that occurred near Northeast Lloyd Boulevard under the Interstate 5 Freeway.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived on scene and located an injured adult female being given first-aid by a community member.

Based on preliminary information, the injury appears to be a non-life-threatening stab wound. Emergency medical personnel transported the injured woman to an area hospital for treatment.

Officers have detained a subject at this point in the investigate.

Criminalists assigned to the Forensic Evidence Division have responded to assist with this investigation. Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail are also assisting with the investigation.

As officers, criminalists, and detectives continues to investigate this incident, they have closed Northeast Lloyd Boulevard between Northeast Oregon Street and Northeast 1st Avenue. There is no motor vehicle, bicycle, or pedestrian traffic allowed in this area of Northeast Lloyd Boulevard at this time.

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

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Attached Media Files: Maxville A. Sinclair
Jeremiah B. Cruse
Jeremiah B. Cruse
Suspect Arrested After Breaking Into Beverly Cleary School's Fernwood Campus (Photo) - 09/30/17

On Friday September 29, 2017, at 6:58 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area near Northeast 33rd Ave and Northeast Broadway in the Grant Park Neighborhood on the report of a man running into traffic while wielding an axe.

As officers responded to the area, a witness told police they had observed a man pounding on a building at Beverly Cleary School's Fernwood Campus. The witness informed officers they believed the suspect had forced enters into the building. Based on the witness' description of the person at the school, officers believed this was the same man that was running into traffic with an axe.

Officers established a perimeter around the school and requested a K9 team and Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT) officer respond to assist in locating and arresting the suspect.

While positioning officers around the school, officers learned there was a custodian inside working. Officers were able to contact the custodian by phone and instructed him to shelter in a classroom. A group of officers, including the K9 team, entered the school and assisted the custodian to a safe location.

As officers searched the school they located the suspect inside the school's cafeteria. The suspect initially refused to follow the officers' directions; however, an ECIT officer built rapport with the suspect. As the ECIT continued to speak with the suspect, officers were able to safely take the suspect into custody.

Based on observations made by officers, medical personnel transported the suspect to an area hospital for observation. After receiving medical treatment the man was transported to the Multnomah County Jail.

The suspect was identified as 34-year-old Jeremiah B. Cruse. Cruse was lodged in the jail on charges of Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, Trespass in the Second Degree, and a felony probation violation for a pervious conviction of Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

NOTE: At the time of this press release there was no jail mug photograph available of Cruse.

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Attached Media Files: Jeremiah B. Cruse
Dennis J. Davis
Dennis J. Davis
Wanted Sex Offender Arrested in Downtown Portland (Photo) - 09/30/17

On Saturday September 30, 2017, at 2:57 a.m., Central Precinct officers were patrolling in Old Town China Town when a community member alerted them of a possible wanted person.

Officers learned the witness had seen the wanted person on the news earlier. The community member provided a description of the wanted person and the wanted man's last known location. The officers immediately responded to the the area of Northwest Broadway and West Burnside Street. At the intersection, officers observed located the man the witness described. Officers believed the man was 58-year-old Dennis J. Davis.

The officers knew Davis had an active warrant for his arrest.

Officers contacted and verified the man was Davis. Davis was placed in custody and transported to the Multnomah County Jail. Davis waslodged on a charge of Possession of Methamphetamine and a warrant associated with a previous Rape in the First Degree conviction.

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Attached Media Files: Dennis J. Davis
William C. Gordon
William C. Gordon
Suspect Arrested After Shooting in Portland's Cully Neighborhood - One Person Injured (Photo) - 09/29/17

On Friday September 29, 2017, at 5:35 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 5700 block of Northeast Prescott Street.

As officers responded to the scene the caller informed police that an adult female had accidentally been shot.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived on scene and contacted the injured woman. The woman had a serious but non-life-threatening injury. She was transported to an area hospital by ambulance for treatment of her injury.

Officers continued to investigate the incident. During the investigation, officers located a firearm. The firearm was seized as evidence.

Based on additional information learned during the investigation, detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Assault Detail and criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division were requested to assist with the investigation.

While at the crime scene, officers identified a person of interest in the shooting. The person of interest was interviewed by detectives.

During the investigation officers arrested 21-year-old William C. Gordon. Gordon was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on one charge of Domestic Violence Assault in the Second Degree.

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Attached Media Files: William C. Gordon
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Credit Union Robbery Investigated in the Sunnyside Neighborhood (Photo) - 09/29/17

On Friday September 29, 2017, at 1:08 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at Advantis Credit Union, located at 3010 Southeast Belmont Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with employees who told police that the suspect presented a demand note and obtained an undisclosed amount of cash from the teller. No weapon was displayed during the robbery. The suspect left the bank without incident.

Officers searched the area around the credit union but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect, coined the "Lazy Leprechaun" by investigators, is described as a white male, approximately 30 years old, 6'00" tall, thin build, with red facial hair, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. (Multiple pictures of the "Lazy Leprechaun" are included with this press release.)

The "Lazy Leprechaun" is believed to have robbed the Unitus Credit Union, located at 3355 North Williams Avenue, on Wednesday September 27, 2017, at 5:55 p.m. During that robbery the suspect also presented a demand note and made away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Anyone who has information about the "Lazy Leprechaun" or these robberies should contact Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detective Brett Hawkinson at 503-823-1080 or Brett.Hawkinson@portlandoregon.gov or the Portland office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at 503-224-4181.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app.

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Fraud Alert
Fraud #Alert: Suspect Arrested After Selling Stolen Disneyland Passes (Photo) - 09/29/17

On Tuesday September 26, 2017, a Youth Services Division officer responded to Ventura Park School on the report of a theft.

When the officer arrived, he learned that on September 22, 2017 the victim had purchased two three-day passes to the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. The victim had found the three-day passes for sale on Craigslist. They passes were listed for $150.00 apiece. The victim contacted the seller and purchased two of the three-day passes prior to her departure to California. When the woman arrived at the front gates to the Disneyland Resort on September 23rd, she was informed the tickets were stolen. The woman and her daughter were forced to buy new passes to the resort.

Upon returning to Portland, the victim contacted Portland Police and reported the fraudulent ticket sales. The Youth Services Division officer who took the report contacted detectives at the Detective Coordination Team for further investigation.

During their investigation, detectives searched Craigslist and found more Disneyland Resort three-day passes for sale. Detectives contacted the Craigslist seller and planned a meeting to purchase Disneyland Resort passes.

On Wednesday September 27, 2017 the suspect arrived at Southeast Stark Street and Southeast 102nd Avenue to sell more stolen three-day passes. Unbeknownst to the suspect, the person buying the tickets was an undercover Portland Police officer. The suspect was taken into custody shortly after selling the stolen tickets to the officer.

The suspect was identified as 39-year-old Michael G. McCrobie. McCrobie was interviewed by detectives and lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Theft in the First Degree by Deception, Felony Computer Crime (two counts) and Attempt Theft in the First Degree by Deception.

Detectives believe there are other people who unsuspectingly purchased stolen tickets from McCrobie in the Portland Metropolitan area. (A screenshot of McCrobie's Craigslist advertisement has been included with this press release.) Anyone who believes they were sold stolen tickets by McCrobie should contact East Precinct Detectives at 503-823-4800 or Jason.Harris@portlandoregon.gov .

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UPDATE: Major Crash Team Responding to Investigate Serious Injury Crash on NE MLK at Davis - 09/28/17

The pedestrian struck while crossing Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard near Northeast Davis Street on Saturday September 23, 2017 has died of the injuries he sustained as a result of the crash.

The pedestrian has been identified as 87-year-old Lawrence O. Case of Portland. Lawrence Case passed away on Wednesday September 27, 2017 at an area medical facility.

The Portland Police Bureau's Major Crash Team continues to investigate this crash and at this time no citations or charges have been issued.

Lawrence Case's death marks the 33rd traffic related fatality investigated by the Major Crash Team in 2017.

Anyone with information regarding this crash should contact Officer Phillip Maynard at 503-823-2216 or Phillip.Maynard@portlandoregon.gov

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The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to assist Central Precinct at Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Davis Street with a crash investigation. Traffic in the area will be affected for several hours.

On Saturday September 23, 2017, at 6:40 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Davis Street on the report that a pedestrian was injured after being struck by a driver.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and provided immediate medical aid to the injured male pedestrian, who has been transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Officers contacted the involved driver, who remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard is closed to all traffic from Northeast Lloyd Boulevard to East Burnside Street. Northeast Davis Street is closed from Grand to 3rd Avenues. Roads are expected to remain closed for several hours. Northeast 12th Avenue to the East is the nearest point to cross I-84.

Due to the severity of the man's injuries, the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation.

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

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

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Anthony P. Mathis
Anthony P. Mathis
Burglary Suspect Taken into Custody After Found Sleeping in Stolen Vehicle (Photo) - 09/27/17

On Tuesday September 26, 2017, at 10:27 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of an unwanted person in a vehicle near the Lamb's Garden Home Marketplace, located at 7410 Southwest Oleson Road.

Officers arrived on scene and located a white 2000 Toyota Celica with one occupant. During the investigation, the responding officer learned the Toyota was a stolen vehicle. The officer requested additional units respond to the location.

When additional officers arrived, officers took the occupant of the vehicle into custody.

One of the officers that responded to the scene recognized that he had taken a report regarding the theft of this Toyota Celica earlier in the day. At 8:51 a.m. on Tuesday morning the officer had responded to the 8300 block of Southwest 24th Avenue on the report of a burglary in which the vehicle was stolen.

During the investigation on Southwest Oleson Road officers located evidence from the burglary that occurred in the 8300 block of Southwest 24th Avenue as well as a burglary that occurred in Beaverton. Officers with the Beaverton Police Department were contacted and detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Burglary Task Force continued the investigation.

The suspect was identified as 22-year-old Anthony P. Mathis of Medford. Mathis was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Heroin and Possession of Methamphetamine.

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Attached Media Files: Anthony P. Mathis
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PPB Seeking Volunteers for Training Advisory Council (Photo) - 09/27/17

The Portland Police Bureau is seeking volunteers to serve on its Training Advisory Council; there currently are eight vacant positions. This council was established in 2012 by the Portland City Council to advise the Chief of Police on training standards, practices, and outcomes by examining training content, delivery, tactics, policy, tools, equipment and facilities.

The Training Advisory Council meets a minimum of six times a year. Meetings are at the Portland Police Bureau Training Complex at 14912 NE Airport Way on the second Wednesday of every other month starting in January. Members are occasionally expected to commit additional flexible hours outside of regular meetings. The term of service is two years.

Selected applicants will be required to undergo a standard criminal background check and will participate in a series of orientation activities that will prepare them to be an effective member of the council. Selected members will also need to provide a brief public biography.

The application deadline is October 20, 2017.

The application can be downloaded at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/656174

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Ryan M Gawick
Ryan M Gawick
UPDATE #3: Major Crash Team Investigating Crash on N Columbia Blvd (Photo) - 09/26/17

The pedestrian who died after being struck by a vehicle on Monday morning near North Columbia Boulevard and North Interstate Place has been identified as 61-year-old Reke Frank Agee of Portland.

Reke F. Agee's death marks the 32nd traffic related fatality in Portland during 2017.

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The driver of a black 2014 Ford Mustang that struck and killed a pedestrian at the intersection of North Columbia Boulevard and North Interstate Place has been arrested.

Based on information learned in the investigation, the driver of the black Mustang failed to stop for a red light as he drove westbound on North Columbia Boulevard at which time he struck a pedestrian who was in the crosswalk.

The driver has been identified as 34-year-old Ryan M. Gawick. Gawick was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on one count of Criminally Negligent Homicide.

The pedestrian's identity will be released when his family has been notified of his death.

The Major Crash Team continues to investigate this crash and asks anyone with information to contact Traffic Division investigators at 503-823-2103.

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The pedestrian struck by a vehicle at North Columbia Boulevard and North Interstate Place has died at a local hospital as a result of injuries he sustained during the crash.

Preliminary information suggests the deceased pedestrian was blind and utilizing the crosswalk as he walked northbound across North Columbia Boulevard.

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On Monday September 25, 2017, at 6:17 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the intersection of North Columbia Boulevard and North Interstate Place on the report of a vehicle versus pedestrian crash.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived and located an adult male suffering from serious life-threatening injuries. Emergency medical aid was immediately provided and the man was transported to an area hospital by ambulance.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

The Major Crash Team (MCT) has responded to investigate this crash.

North Columbia Boulevard will be closed from North Argyle Avenue to Interstate 5 for the next four to five hours as the investigation continues.

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

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

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Attached Media Files: Ryan M Gawick
Alexander A King
Alexander A King
Two Arrested After Suspect Crashes Vehicle into Occuppied Patrol Vehicle (Photo) - 09/25/17

On Monday September 25, 2017, at 2:00 a.m., an officer assigned to East Precinct was in the area of Southeast 106th Avenue and Southeast Division Street when he attempted to stop the driver of a blue 1990 Toyota 4Runner for a traffic violation.

Shortly after the officer turned on the emergency lights to his patrol vehicle, the driver of the blue 4Runner performed a U-turn and drove towards the officer. The suspect drove over a curb, collided with a fence and hot tub and crashed into the bumper of the patrol vehicle as he eluded officers.

Police officers pursued the suspect as he traveled to Southeast Division Street and then on roadways throughout Southeast Portland. The suspect eventually turned south onto Southeast 117th Avenue from Southeast Reedway Street. This portion of Southeast 117th Avenue is a dead end street. When the suspect arrived at the end of Southeast Reedway Street he continued driving south, crashed over a berm, and into a large thicket of blackberry bushes.

The driver and passenger exited the vehicle. The passenger attempted to escape custody, but was slowed by the blackberry bushes that had enveloped the vehicle. Officers were able to detain the passenger and learned he had warrants for his arrest.

Officers established a perimeter and searched the surrounding area with a K-9 team. The search was complicated by heavy vegetation and the swamp-like conditions. During the search the driver was located hiding in a body of water near the Springwater Corridor Trail. The suspect driver was taken into custody.

Both the driver and passenger were transported to an area hospital by ambulance for exposure and minor injuries sustained when the 4Runner crashed over the berm at the end of Southeast 117th Avenue.

The officer who initiated the traffic stop and whose vehicle was crashed into by the driver of the 4Runner was not injured during this incident.

The driver was identified as 29-year-old Justin G. Greenslitt and the passenger was identified as 37-year-old Alexander A. King. After Greenslitt and Adam were provided medical treatment at an area hospital they were transported and lodged at the Multnomah County Jail. Greenslitt was charged with Attempt Assault in the Second Degree, Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle, Attempt to Elude on Foot, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree (two counts), Fail to Perform the Duties of a Driver (two counts), Reckless Endangerment (two counts) and a parole violation warrant. King was lodged in the jail on multiple warrants.

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Attached Media Files: Alexander A King , Justin G Greenslitt
UPDATE - Tactical Team Responding to Assist North Precinct on Safe Apprehension of Uncooperative Suspect in Vehicle - 09/23/17

The suspect has been taken into custody without incident after officers were able to establish communication with him and convince him to surrender.

The suspect will be evaluated by medical personnel at the scene and officers will determine what, if any, charges the driver will face after he's cleared by medical personnel.

No additional updates are expected this evening. Area traffic should be reopening shortly.

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The Washington County Sheriff's Office Tactical Negotiation Team (TNT) is responding to Northeast 15th Avenue and Alberta Street to assist North Precinct officers who are working to safely apprehend a person refusing to exit a vehicle.

The intersection of Northeast 15th Avenue and Alberta Street is closed in all directions. Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes as officers work to safely resolve the incident.

This incident started at 10:17 p.m. on Friday September 22, 2017, when North Precinct officers attempted to stop a driver in a vehicle for traffic violations in the area of Northeast 14th Place and Wygant. The driver did not stop for the police and continued driving in the area before officers were able to box the driver in, using multiple police vehicles. The driver attempted to drive out of the stop, but has remained boxed-in and will not exit his vehicle.

Officers have deployed less lethal munitions due to the drivers actions but they have not resulted in the driver's surrender. Officers have observed the driver digging around in his vehicle while smoking an unknown substance.

TNT is responding to assist as they bring additional resources that may be used to safely resolve this incident. TNT is being utilized due tonight due to the Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) not being available due to pre-scheduled training.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is not responding to the scene but will update information as it becomes available. Any responding media should remain outside the perimeter.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Saturday September 23 at 8:00 a.m. - 09/21/17

Sergeant Pete Simpson will be the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) until Saturday September 23, 2017, at 8:00 a.m.

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

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UPDATE #2: Major Crash Team Responding to Investigate Fatal Multiple Vehicle Crash on NE Lombard St - 09/21/17

A second person killed in a motor vehicle crash that occurred on Monday September 18, 2017 at Northeast 15th Avenue and Northeast Lombard Street has been identified as 42-year-old Quilly T. Lucas of Fairview.

Four other people that were injured during the crash continue to recover from their injuries.

Investigators with the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team continue to investigate this crash. Anyone with information about this crash should contact Officer Garrett Dow at 503-823-5070 or Garrett.Dow@portlandoregon.gov

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The Major Crash Team (MCT) continues to investigate a crash that occurred Monday evening at Northeast Lombard Street and Northeast 15th Avenue.

Investigators have learned a gold 2003 Toyota Camry was traveling west on Northeast Lombard Street at a high rate of speed when it crashed into a blue 1988 F350 pickup truck traveling east on Northeast Lombard Street.

The vehicles collided, causing catastrophic damage to both vehicles.

North Precinct officers, Portland Fire and Rescue and emergency medical personnel arrived on scene and located two deceased people and four people with serious injuries. The four seriously injured people were transported to area hospitals by ambulance.

Investigators with the Major Crash Team, criminalists assigned to the Forensic Evidence Division, a representative from the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, and personnel with the Oregon Department of Transportation responded to the crash scene to assist with the investigation.

One of the deceased people in this crash has been identified as 12-year-old Akeeylee Burton of Scapoose. Akeeylee Burton was a passenger in the 1988 F350 pickup truck. The other person who was found deceased at the crash scene will not be identified until next of kin are notified. The second deceased person was a passenger in the 2003 Toyota Camry.

Currently four people are at area hospitals as a result of this crash; one person is currently in critical condition, two in serious condition, and one in stable condition.

As a result of the preliminary investigation, intoxication and vehicle speed are believed to be a factor in this crash.

The people killed in this crash mark the 30th and 31st traffic related fatalities in the City of Portland during 2017.

Anyone with information about this crash should contact Officer Garrett Dow at 503-823-5070 or Garrett.Dow@portlandoregon.gov

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On Monday September 18, 2017, at 8:46 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a traffic crash at Northeast 15th Avenue and Northeast Lombard Street regarding a multiple vehicle crash.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the crash scene where they found two persons who were deceased and four people with serious-life-threatening injuries. The four people who sustained serious-life-threatening injuries were transported to area hospitals by ambulances.

Northeast Lombard Street is closed from Northeast 13th Avenue to Northeast 18th Avenue. Northeast 15th Avenue is closed from Northeast Lombard Street to Northeast Buffalo Street. The roadways will remain closed in both directions for at least four hours as officers from the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team conduct a crash investigation.

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

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

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UPDATE: Officers Respond to Roosevelt High School Regarding Threat - 09/21/17

The person of interest involved in an alleged threat that caused Roosevelt High School to go into a lock-down this morning has been contacted. There is believed to be no threat to the public at this time.

The person of interest was contacted by police at a residence some distance from Roosevelt High School. During the conversation with the subject and the continuing investigation, officers gathered information that lead them to believe the person did not pose an immediate threat to students or school personnel.

Roosevelt High School resumed normal operations at 10:50 a.m. today.

Officers continue to investigate the alleged threat. Roosevelt High School was placed on lock-down out of an abundance of caution for the safety of students and school staff based on the preliminary information available.

The students who came forward to school staff with information about the threat acted appropriately and ensured their fellow students and the community remained safe.

The Youth Services Division continues to investigate this alleged threat and is working with school officials and subject's family members.

Anyone who notices or perceives another person's statements or behavior as a threat to the safety of others should notify appropriate school staff or law enforcement immediately. These threats may be observed in many fashions from on-line, in person, or second hand. If you see something, say something.

The Portland Police Bureau works with community members, service providers, and school personnel to keep the community safe.

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On Thursday September 21, 2017, at 9:06 a.m., officers assigned to the Youth Service Division and North Precinct responded to Roosevelt High School, located at 6941 North Central Street, regarding a threat.

Officers arrived and contacted school staff who stated they were concerned about information they received from several students and possibly learned through social media regarding a threat to the school.

Police and school personnel took immediate action to protect the safety of students and school staff and placed the school on lockdown. Officers have searched Roosevelt High School and the school is now on lockout for the time being.

Officers continue to investigate this threat.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Portland Police non-emergency line at 503-823-3333. Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may result in providing important information for this investigation.

Updates regarding this incident will be made available as the investigation continues.

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Barbers To Raise a Year's Worth of Peanut Butter for PPB Sunshine Division (Photo) - 09/20/17

Don Lovell, co-owner of The Barbers, has had a lifelong relationship with the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division. As a child, he volunteered at the warehouse with his friend, Paul Weatheroy, whose father served as the first African American Sergeant of the Portland Police Bureau. Helping pack food boxes and sort food during the holidays at the Sunshine Division was a familiar activity for Don growing up.

As a successful business owner of the 31-location men's barber shop, The Barbers, Don and his business partner and wife, Alison Lovell, decided they wanted to return to the Sunshine Division and revisit the organization that played such a memorable role in Don's youth. Eight years ago, the Lovell's reached out to then Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division's officer, Phil Kent, to see how they could utilize their business to help feed struggling families in Portland.

"At the time, the Sunshine Division was in desperate need of peanut butter" said Sunshine Division's Executive Director, Kyle Camberg. "There had just been a series of recalls for peanut butter in the industry, and as a result, peanut butter was an expensive but desperately needed core food item for our food pantry" continued Camberg. "Don and Alison Lovell took that need and created the most successful single item food drive this organization has ever had. We use 'The Barbers' Peanut Butter Project' as a model to emulate when encouraging other businesses to host food drives."

Eight years later, The Barbers' Peanut Butter Project raises more than 20,000 jars of peanut butter a year in addition to funds to purchase peanut butter. This equates to a year supply of peanut butter for the Sunshine Division. Each of their 28 Oregon and SW Washington locations offer in-store displays of peanut butter to purchase for $1/jar as well as an opportunity to donate peanut butter or cash at the register.
This year The Barbers are attempting to increase their peanut butter drive efforts in response to Sunshine Division's second food pantry facility opening in late fall at 124th and SE Stark Street.

To help The Barbers reach their goal of 30,000 jars of peanut butter, please go to any participating Oregon/SW Washington The Barbers locations between now and October 15th. To find a The Barbers location nearest you, visit: www.thebarbersonline.com

"We feel truly blessed with the generosity that our employees and clients show every year during the Peanut Butter Project. We are proud to be a vehicle for people to be blessings to others." said The Barbers' co-owner, Alison Lovell.


Media Contact:
Kyle Camberg, (503)577-6852, kyle@sunshinedivision.org
On Behalf of The Barbers, Don Lovell, (360) 904-2707, a.lovell@comcast.net




About Sunshine Division
The Sunshine Division offers free food and clothing assistance directly to low-income veterans, families, and seniors six days a week at their N. Portland warehouse as well as 24/7 through their partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each precinct for immediate dispatch. The Sunshine Division serves as a no-cost food bank to 20 area food assistance nonprofits, provides special food boxes through three seasonal food box programs, and funds new school clothing for low-income students in Portland public schools through its Izzy's Kids program. For more information, visit www.sunshinedivision.org

About The Barbers
In May of 1999, Don and Alison Lovell opened their first barber shop in Vancouver, Washington with the idea of bringing back the old-fashioned barber shop experience for men-only of all ages. Focused on great haircuts and services for men, in a more male-centric environment than the average salon, "The Barbers" now operates 28 locations in Oregon and SW Washington as well as three locations in Spokane, Washington. For more information, or to find a The Barbers location nearest you, go to: www.thebarbersonline.com .

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Public #Alert: Man Attempts to Lure Child into Vehicle in the Lents Neighborhood - 09/20/17

The Portland Police Bureau is alerting the public to a report received about a man who attempted to lure a child into his vehicle.

On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at 3:16 p.m., an East Precinct officer responded to the 7000 block of Southeast 83rd Avenue on the report that a man unsuccessfully attempted to lure a 10-year-old girl into his vehicle.

During the investigation, the officer learned the 10-year-old was walking home from Kelly Elementary School, located at 9030 Southeast Cooper Street, when she noticed a vehicle slowly driving behind her. The driver of the van reportedly opened a door to the vehicle and motioned for the girl to enter his vehicle. The girl ran toward her home while yelling for help. The yells for help alerted her father who ran to meet his daughter as she neared her house. Her father learned about the incident and called police.

The girl described the vehicle as a gray or silver van, similar to a Ford Windstar or Chrysler Town and Country. The driver of the van was described as a man in his 50's with short curly white hair, tan skin, glasses and no facial hair.

Anyone witnessing a luring-type incident is asked to immediately call 9-1-1 and provide as much information as possible. If any residents in the area of this incident have residential surveillance cameras, investigators are asking them to check recordings for any possible images of the suspect. People with non-emergency information should contact the Portland Police non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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

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


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