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Shooting Investigation Underway in the Area of NE 99th and Glisan Street - One Person Injured - 06/29/16

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

Officers arrived in the area and located a teen male suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

A resident in the 600 block of Northeast 99th Avenue also reported a bullet entered his home but did not hit him.

Officers are searching the area for the suspect or suspects involved in the shooting.

Preliminary information indicates that the shooting happened after a dispute and fight at the Gateway Transit Station.

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

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Shooting Investigation Underway on Southeast Powell Boulevard - No Known Injuries (Photo) - 06/29/16

On Wednesday June 29, 2016, at 7:55 p.m., East Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to multiple reports of gunfire in the area of Southeast 122nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire, including a damaged vehicle. Several witnesses reported hearing gunfire then hearing vehicles speed away and seeing several males, possibly African American and Asian, run from the area and from the damaged vehicle.

Officers searching the neighborhood have not located any gunshot victims or any suspects.

Powell Boulevard is closed as a crime scene between 122nd and 126th Avenues. It is expected to be closed for one to three hours.

Preliminary information indicates that the shooting may be gang-related.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Four People Arrested After Disrupting City Council Meeting (Photo) - 06/29/16

On Wednesday June 29, 2016, Central Precinct officers responded to Portland City Hall's City Council Chambers on the report that several people were disrupting a public meeting and refusing to leave.

Officers arrived and were directed to the four people who were causing the disturbance. All four people were arrested without incident as they continued to disturb the public meeting.

The four people arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail were:

- 74-year-old Joseph Walsh
- 51-year-old Robert Lee West
- 38-year-old Mary Rose Eng
- 46-year-old David Kif Davis

All four were charged with Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree. They will be arraigned on Thursday in Multnomah County Court.

Prior to going to jail, Walsh was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital after complaints of difficulty breathing. He was treated and released to police who transported him to jail.

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UPDATE - Shooting Investigation Underway in North Portland - I-5 Northbound Traffic Affected (Photo) - 06/27/16

I-5 northbound has been reopened to all traffic. The victim, 24-year-old David Lee Bradford, suffered non-life threatening injuries to his face. Bradford was also the victim of a shooting in 2013.

There have been no arrests and no suspects identified in this shooting.

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On Monday June 27, 2016, at 7:47 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report that occupants of two vehicles were shooting at each other on I-5 northbound near the Broadway exit. At the same time, someone called 9-1-1 to report a shooting in the 9100 block of North Endicott Avenue.

Officers responded to both locations to check for crime scenes and victims. At the North Endicott Avenue location, officers located a heavily damaged vehicle with evidence that someone shot at the car. A male victim was contacted at the scene and was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment. The type and extent of the victim's injuries are not known. He was conscious and alert at the scene.

I-5 northbound is closed at Broadway as officers check for a crime scene. It is believed that both scenes are related.

A second involved vehicle was driven northbound on I-5 and has not been located. It is described as a silver sedan that possibly has damage from striking the other vehicle and may have bullet holes.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team is responding to conduct an investigation.

Witnesses or anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Mike Marshman Appointed Chief of Police - Announces Command Changes (Photo) - 06/27/16

Chief Mike Marshman was sworn in this morning as the 46th Chief of Police in Portland Police Bureau history. Chief Marshman was sworn in at City Hall by Auditor Mary Hull-Caballero. Chief Lawrence P. O'Dea III is retiring after nearly 30 years of service.

Chief Marshman is making several changes to Bureau command structure to fit his three stated goals for the Bureau:

* Build community trust,
* Build internal legitimacy, and;
* Achieve Department of Justice compliance.

To that end, Chief Marshman has named his three new Assistant Chiefs and reassigned several people to new positions within the Bureau.

Assistant Chief of Operations Chris Uehara. Assistant Chief Uehara is a 26-year-veteran of the Portland Police Bureau. His most recent assignment was as the Commander of North Precinct.

Assistant Chief of Investigations Matt Wagenknecht. Assistant Chief Wagenknecht is a 24-year-veteran of the Portland Police Bureau. His most recent assignment was as the Captain of the Tactical Operations Division.

Assistant Chief of Services Mike Leloff. Assistant Chief Leloff is a 26-year-veteran of the Portland Police Bureau. His most recent assignment was as the Commander of the Transit Police Division.

Chief Marshman is eliminating the fourth Assistant Chief position.

Former Assistant Chief's Bob Day, Kevin Modica and Mike Crebs will all be reassigned. Assistant Chief Donna Henderson is retiring from the Bureau after 28-years-of service.

Bob Day has been assigned as the Captain of the Training Division, Kevin Modica has been assigned as the Captain of the Youth Services Division and Mike Crebs has been assigned as the Captain of the Traffic Division.

"Each of the Assistant Chiefs has shown tremendous commitment to the Bureau," said Chief Mike Marshman. "These new assignments are critical functions in the Bureau and to the community. The Training Division plays a significant component of achieving Department of Justice compliance; the Youth Services Division plays a tremendous role in building community trust and relationships with young people and families; and, the Traffic Division is a key player in our commitment to eliminating traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero."

Other new assignments are as follows:

North Precinct -- Commander George Burke and Captain Vince Elmore

East Precinct -- Commander Kelli Sheffer (promotion) and Captain Robert King (no change)

Central Precinct -- Commander Chris Davis (promotion) and Captain Tom Hunt (no change)

Detective Division -- Commander Dave Hendrie

Transit Police Division -- Commander Sara Westbrook

Professional Standards Division -- Captain John Brooks

Family Services Division -- Captain Derek Rodrigues

Detective Division -- Commander Dave Hendrie

Tactical Operations Division -- Captain Bryan Parman

Strategic Services Division / Department of Justice -- Acting Captain Steve Jones

More information about Chief Marshman, including his background and professional chronology can be found by visiting http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/581920

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Head-On Crash on Marine Drive - Major Crash Team Investigating (Photo) - 06/27/16

On Monday June 27, 2016, at 2:20 p.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a head-on crash on Northeast Marine Drive at 122nd Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and contacted both drivers - one in a smaller SUV and the other in a semi-truck. The SUV driver has been transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to traumatic injuries. The semi-truck driver was not injured.

Preliminary information indicates that the SUV and semi-truck drivers collided head-on.

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

Marine Drive will be closed for several hours between 122nd and 33rd Avenues.

Interested media may stage on 122nd Avenue, just South of Marine Drive. The Public Information Officer (PIO) is not responding to the scene but is available by phone.

Photo of the scene courtesy of the Portland Police Bureau.

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

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

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UPDATE #2 - Homicide Investigation Underway in Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood (Photo) - 06/27/16

The suspect killed early Sunday morning has been identified as 59-year-old David Daniel McCrary of Gresham. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined that McCrary died of a single gunshot wound.

Detectives have not been able to determine why McCrary broke into the victim's home. The victim, 33-year-old Tara-Alexis Ford, has no connection to McCrary and he is not from the neighborhood. McCrary has no significant criminal history but there was a recent report indicating that McCrary may have been struggling with mental health issues.

Detectives determined that McCrary broke into Ford's home through a back window. Ford found McCrary in her 10-year-old daughter's bedroom, where the shooting occurred. Both her daughter and 5-year-old son were in the home but were in a different bedroom at the time of the shooting.

Ms. Ford remains cooperative with detectives and the case will be reviewed by the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office.

Ms. Ford is asking for privacy and does not want any media contact.

Photo of McCrary from the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles.

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Homicide detectives have cleared the scene after last night's shooting.

During the investigation, detectives learned that a 33-year-old woman and her two children, ages 5 and 10, returned home and she discovered an unknown man in one of the children's bedrooms.

The victim was armed with a handgun and shot and killed the suspect. The suspect is a 59-year-old male.

The Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy on Monday and will attempt to notify the suspect's family. His name will be released after family notification.

The victim cooperated with the investigation and was not arrested. Once the investigation is complete, the case will be presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

No additional information can be released on this case.

Anyone with information about this case should contact Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033, anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Sunday June 26, 2016, at 1:47 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 4100 block of Southeast 118th Place on the report that a homeowner shot someone inside her home.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and contacted the homeowner, who directed them inside the home. Inside the home, officers found a deceased male.

The homeowner is cooperating with police and there is no public safety risk.

Homicide detectives, Forensic Evidence Division Criminalists and the Medical Examiner are responding to the scene to conduct an investigation into the shooting.

No further details are expected to be released until late-Sunday morning.

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UPDATE - Child Struck by a Driver on 122nd Avenue - Major Crash Team Investigating - 06/27/16

The 12-year-old boy that was injured by driver has serious injuries but is expected to survive.

Traffic officers have learned that the child ran into the street from the westside of the street, without warning, and was struck by the driver who was traveling southbound on 122nd Avenue.

No citations were issued and the investigation will be reviewed by the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office.

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On Monday June 27, 2016, at 12:26 p.m., East Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a child struck by a car at Northeast 122nd Avenue and Multnomah Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the child, a male approximately 12 years old, suffering serious injuries. The child was initially unconscious but regained consciousness and was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital.

The driver of the vehicle, a 2016 Toyota Tacoma pick-up, remained at the scene and has been cooperative.

Southbound 122nd Avenue is affected but getting through in the center-turn lane.

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

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 - Public's Help Sought to Locate Missing 35-Year-Old Man (Photo) - 06/26/16

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office has located Smith's vehicle in the area of Promontory Park outside Estacada, Oregon. Search and Rescue volunteers are going to be responding to the area to begin a search for Smith.

Any hikers or users of the park and area roads are asked to call 9-1-1 if they see Smith or have any information on his whereabouts.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate 35-year-old James Earl Smith, missing since June 22.

Smith was reported missing by his wife after he did not return from dinner on Wednesday evening and has missed a few days of work, which is out of character for him.

Smith is described as a white male, 6'00" tall, 170 pounds, very short red hair, facial hair, driving a black 2006 Scion with Oregon license plates 399FXE.

Anyone seeing Smith or the vehicle is asked to call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to send it to missing@portlandoregon.gov.

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UPDATE - Shooting Investigation Underway on Glisan Street - Related Traffic Crash on 162nd and Halsey (Photo) - 06/26/16

Gang detectives booked 24-year-old Antonio Mayshack into the Multnomah County Jail on Saturday evening on charges of Attempted Murder, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Mayshack was also held on outstanding charges of Robbery in the Third Degree and Criminal Trespass in the First Degree.

Detectives suspect Mayshack of being the driver in the vehicle that crashed and burned on Northeast 162nd Avenue. A firearm was located and seized from inside the vehicle.

The other man in the vehicle remains in the hospital with serious injuries and has not been charged with any crimes.

The investigation is continuing and anyone with information should contact Detective Jeff Pontius at 503-823-0947, jeffery.pontius@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Saturday June 25, 2016, at 9:15 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire at Northeast 105th Avenue and Glisan Street. As officers were responding to the scene, witnesses reported that occupants of two vehicles were shooting at each other and that both vehicles fled the area.

Officers arrived at the scene and located evidence of gunfire but no gunshot victims.

Approximately 15 minutes later, the Gresham Police Department responded to the report of a single vehicle traffic crash on Northeast 162nd Avenue, just South of Halsey. East Precinct officers assisted and upon arrival determined that the vehicle and occupants were likely related to the shooting on Glisan Street.

Both the driver and passenger attempted to walk away from the scene but were quickly located. Both were transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for serious injuries suffered in the crash. Neither person appears to have gunshot wounds.

Traffic is closed on Glisan Street, near 105th Avenue; and, on 162nd Avenue between Halsey and Multnomah Streets.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team is responding to conduct an investigation.

Witnesses or anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

Photos of the crashed vehicle courtesy of the Portland Police Bureau.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Four Men Arrested Attempting to Burglarize Computer Store (Photo) - 06/26/16

On Saturday June 25, 2016, at 11:55 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a burglary alarm at CityMac, located at 12310 Northeast Whitaker Way.

Officers quickly arrived in the area and located three suspects attempting to flee the scene in a vehicle. A fourth suspect was found hiding under a parked truck.

All four suspects were taken into custody without incident and officers discovered evidence linking them to the attempted burglary at the computer store.

All four suspects were booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempted Burglary in the Second Degree and Criminal Mischief in the First Degree.

The suspects were identified as:

31-year-old Ricky Delise Haines of Seattle, Washington

34-year-old Koumssa Wakgira of Seattle, Washington

25-year-old Jaylen Rasheed King of Federal Way, Washington (also held on two outstanding warrants)

38-year-old Raymel Jabar Curry of Tacoma, Washington

Community members and businesses are encouraged to visit the City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention page at http://www.portlandonline.com/oni/cp for crime prevention tips and resources.

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East Precinct Officer Injured in Traffic Crash on Southeast Washington Street (Photo) - 06/25/16

On Saturday June 25, 2016, at 3:45 p.m., two East Precinct officers were involved in a traffic crash on Southeast Washington Street at the I-205 northbound off-ramp.

The passenger officer was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries. The driver officer was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

The officers were driving a community member home after her involvement in an unrelated traffic crash when they were struck by the other driver. The officers were driving eastbound on Washington Street and the other driver was exiting I-205 northbound at Washington.

Neither the other driver or the community member in the police car were injured in the crash.

As is standard procedure, Traffic Division officers responded to conduct an investigation into the crash.

Both vehicles will be towed from the scene and the intersection will be reopened shortly.

Photos courtesy of the Portland Police Bureau.

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World Naked Bike Ride Tonight #PDXWNBR - Riders Urged to Wear Helmets and Shoes - 06/25/16

The World Naked Bike Ride is set to roll through the streets of Portland on Saturday June 25, 2016, at 9:00 p.m., starting from Mt. Scott Park, located at 5530 Southeast Harold Street. The protest ride will be a six mile loop throughout the city.

Event organizers estimated the number of participants last year to be nearly 10,000 people.

The Portland Police Bureau will have officers dedicated to the event this evening to ensure everyone is safe and to provide assistance at intersections. There may be short traffic delays and drivers or non-participants are asked in advance for their patience.

Portland City Code 14A.40.030 (Indecent Exposure) states the following:

It is unlawful for any person to expose his or her genitalia while in a public place or place visible from a public place, if the public place is open or available to persons of the opposite sex.

Although many participants may violate Portland City Code, the Police Bureau will be exercising discretion as long as participants stay on the route with the rest of the riders. People who "start early" and potentially disrupt other neighborhood events not associated with the official ride may not receive the same discretion.

At a bare minimum, the Portland Police Bureau recommends that riders at least wear a helmet and shoes to avoid any potential injuries. Bike lights are also highly recommended for riders as well as plenty of water or fluids.

For more information on the ride, visit http://www.pdxwnbr.org

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Drug Arrest Leads to the Seizure of Suspected Stolen Bicycles (Photo) - 06/24/16

On Tuesday June 21, 2016, officers assigned to the Central and North Precinct Street Crimes Units arrested 39-year-old Wesley Christopher Ferron for numerous drug charges and also seized several thousand dollars in suspected stolen bicycles and bike frames.

Ferron was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Delivery of Heroin, Possession of Heroin, Delivery of Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Oxycodone, Identity Theft, and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

Officers developed information that Ferron was involved in the distribution of heroin and methamphetamine in the City of Portland and developed probable cause to arrest him on Tuesday afternoon. Ferron was located and arrested in a homeless camp at Southeast 5th Avenue and Ivon Street.

After Ferron was arrested, officers located and seized small amounts of heroin, methamphetamine and oxycodone, as well as other drug-related paraphernalia. Officers also located approximately $5,000 to $6,000 in suspected stolen bicycles and bike frames, more than $1,200 cash and several small marijuana plants.

Officers will work to determine if owners can be located for the suspected stolen bicycles.

To learn more about how to prevent bicycle theft, please visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/66825

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Street Crimes Units Arrest 47-Year-old Man for Dealing Crack Cocaine (Photo) - 06/24/16

On Thursday June 23, 2016, officers assigned to Street Crimes Units at Central and North Precincts arrested 47-year-old Marcus Williams after an investigation into crack cocaine distribution.

Williams was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Delivery of Cocaine near a School, Delivery of Cocaine and Possession of Cocaine. Additionally, Williams was lodged on a parole violation (original charge of Manslaughter).

Officers developed information that Williams was dealing crack cocaine in the City of Portland and developed probable cause to arrest him on Thursday afternoon. Officers contacted Williams in his vehicle in the Walgreen's parking lot at North Lombard Street and Peninsular Avenue, where he was taken into custody without incident.

Officers seized approximately ?1/2 ounce of crack cocaine, packaged for sale, from Williams.

Community members wishing to provide information about drug activity in their neighborhoods or information about significant drug traffickers can file it online by visiting http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/30740

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Fourth Suspect Arrested for 2014 Homicide of Ervaeua Herring (Photo) - 06/24/16

On Friday June 24, 2016, Portland Police Bureau homicide detectives arrested 24-year-old Kelani Brown in connection with the August 2014 homicide of 21-year-old Ervaeua Herring.

Brown was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on one count of Murder. He will be arraigned on Monday June 27.

This investigation started on Sunday August 17, 2014, at 5:00 a.m., when East Precinct officers responded to the Eastwood Village Apartments, located at 15139 Southeast Powell Boulevard, on the report of a shooting.

Officers arrived in the area and learned that apartment #7 may have been the intended target. Officers located evidence of gunfire, and inside the apartment located 21-year-old Ervaeua Herring dead of an apparent gunshot wound.

Homicide detectives learned that there were multiple suspects firing guns at the apartment and believe the shooting was gang-related.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy on Ms. Herring and determined that she was killed by gunfire. The Medical Examiner also determined that Ms. Herring was in the early stages of pregnancy at the time of her death.

The only available suspect description at the time was that the suspects were described as African American males armed with guns.

Homicide detectives have worked closely with Gang Enforcement Team detectives to follow-up leads in this investigation and have interviewed dozens of people over the course of the past 21 months, resulting in this arrest as well as three previous indictments and arrests: 21-year-old Demetruis Ray Brown, 22-year-old DeAnthony Simmons and 23-year-old Geontae Brachaurd Jones.

Detectives believe that there are additional people in community with information about the homicide of Ms. Herring.

Anyone with information about this case, including second hand information or information learned from social media sites, is asked to contact Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033, anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov

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

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

Community members with information and the need to remain anonymous should submit a tip by doing one of the following:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Traffic Division, Union Pacific Railroad Issue Several Citations During Safety Mission in CEID - 06/24/16

On Thursday June 23, 2016, Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division officers, in partnership with the Union Pacific Railroad Police Department, conducted a joint traffic safety mission in the Central Eastside Industrial District (CEID), specific to railroad crossings.

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

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

During the 2.5 hour mission, from 5:15 to 7:45 p.m., officers issued 12 citations to drivers, four citations to pedestrians and one written warning to a pedestrian. Additionally, Railroad Police issued 11 citations specifically due to railroad crossing disobedience and other violations.

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

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

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

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UPDATE #2: SERT/CNT Responding to Assist East Precinct in Searching for Wanted Suspect (Photo) - 06/24/16

The suspect, 28-year-old Tony Lamar Brown, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail late Thursday night on a parole violation warrant on an original charge of Robbery in the First Degree.

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The suspect who fled police was taken into custody without incident. He was hiding in a yard at Southeast 118th Avenue and Schiller Street.

His name and photo will be released after he is booked into jail.

Police are opening up the perimeter to all traffic.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding the area of Southeast 118th Avenue and Holgate Boulevard to search for a wanted suspect possibly hiding in the neighborhood after fleeing from US Marshals and East Precinct officers.

Officers have established a neighborhood perimeter from 118th to 122nd Avenues, Holgate Boulevard to Schiller Street.

The wanted suspect is an African American male in his 20s, 5'8" to 5'9" tall, 150 to 190 pounds, cornrowed/braided hair, last seen wearing light grey sweat pants, a red t-shirt, and a gray hooded sweatshirt. The suspect may have discarded clothing as he attempted capture by police in the area.

The suspect is wanted for a parole violation for Robbery in the First Degree.

Anyone in the neighborhood seeing the suspect hiding in a yard is asked to immediately call 9-1-1.

Media staging will be on Southeast 113th Avenue, just South of Holgate on the street.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is at the scene.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

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90-Year-Old Man Arrested for March 2016 Traffic-Related Death (Photo) - 06/23/16

On Thursday June 23, 2016, Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division officers arrested 90-year-old Edmond Pomroy Balding in connection with a March 2016 fatal crash in Northeast Portland. Balding was arrested without incident at his home in Northeast Portland.

Balding was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Criminally Negligent Homicide. He will be arraigned on Friday.

This investigation started on Friday March 18, 2016, at 12:40 p.m., when East Precinct officers responded to the report of a crash at Northeast 117th Avenue and Glisan Street, involving a driver and a pedestrian.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the pedestrian, 34-year-old Amber Michelle Lapine (Lindemann), suffering from traumatic injuries. Lapine was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment but died as a result of her injuries on March 27.

The driver, Balding, remained at the scene but was not truthful with crash investigators about the circumstances of the crash. Neither alcohol or drugs were a factor in this crash.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to conduct an investigation and learned that Lapine was entering the crosswalk on Glisan at 117th Avenue when Balding struck her as he was driving eastbound on Glisan Street.

The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office presented the case to a Grand Jury, who indicted Balding on one count of Criminally Negligent Homicide.

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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CORRECTION - UPDATE: Major Crash Team Investigating Serious Injury Crash on NE 33rd and Emerson - Suspect in Custody (Photo) - 06/22/16

The crash occurred at Northeast Emerson Street, one block South of Killingsworth. The Bureau regrets initially releasing that the crash was at Killingsworth.

Additionally, the victim's name has been removed from this release, per his request.

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The driver of the 2004 Cadillac Escalade, 31-year-old Matthew Joseph Nelson, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail early Wednesday morning on charges of Assault in the Second Degree, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run), Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) - Marijuana, Reckless Driving, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree. Nelson also was held on an outstanding warrant.

The driver of the 1998 Toyota Corolla, a 31-year-old male, suffered serious injuries and remains at a Portland hospital. He is expected to survive his injuries. He was incorrectly listed as a female in the initial release.

Crash investigators learned that Nelson was driving northbound on 33rd Avenue at a high rate of speed prior to crashing into the Toyota. Nelson and his passenger, a 30-year-old female, walked away from the crash but witnesses kept an eye on them until police arrived. The passenger was interviewed and released at the scene.

Based on observations at the scene, crash investigators believe that Nelson was under the influence of marijuana at the time of the crash.

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On Tuesday June 21, 2016, at 7:53 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a traffic crash at Northeast 33rd Avenue and Emerson Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a crashed Toyota Corolla and a crashed Cadillac Escalade, one containing a driver who was seriously injured. The driver of the Toyota Corolla, a male adult, was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital with serious injuries.

The driver and passenger of the Cadillac Escalade walked away from the crash scene but were quickly located and detained by police on 33rd Avenue, North of Killingsworth Street.

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

Traffic in the intersection will likely be affected for the next several hours.

Updates will be provided on Wednesday morning.

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Detectives Seeking Public's Help to Identify Attempted Abduction Suspect in Eastmoreland Neighborhood - 06/22/16

On Wednesday June 22, 2015, at 12:20 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southeast 27th Avenue and Bybee Boulevard on the report of an attempted abduction.

Officers arrived and spoke with the 22-year-old female victim who told police that she was walking home from the QFC grocery store at Southeast Milwaukie Avenue and Duke Street. The victim told police that she was walking eastbound on Bybee Boulevard and was approaching 27th Avenue when an unknown man came up behind her, grabbed her in a bear hug and started pulling her towards the Eastmoreland Golf Course parking lot. The victim told police that the suspect continued to pull her towards the back of a vehicle and tried to push her inside.

The victim told police that she fought and screamed and was able to break away from the suspect and run. The victim told police that she ran to a nearby house and asked them to call 9-1-1.

The victim described the suspect as a white, Hispanic or mixed-race male in his 30s, oval-faced, no facial hair, approximately 6'00" tall, thick build, 190 to 200 pounds, thick fingers, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, possibly wearing blue jeans, and unknown style work boots. The victim described the vehicle as a newer SUV, with a split-opening style tailgate, with the glass pulling up and the tailgate pulling down.

The victim did not require medical attention at the scene.

Detectives are continuing to investigate this incident and are seeking any tips from the public, including any residential surveillance video.

At this point, it is not clear if this incident is related to other stranger-to-stranger incidents that have been reported to police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033, Anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Vince Cui at 503-823-9786, vince.cui@portlandoregon.gov.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to offer the following tips for people who walk, ride or jog alone:

* Be aware of your surroundings.
* Consider bringing a cell phone.
* If listening to music, keep one ear free to listen to your surroundings.
* Tell someone where you are going, and when you expect to return.

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

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

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57-Year-Old Man Arrested for Felon in Possession of a Firearm After Disturbance Monday Night (Photo) - 06/21/16

On Monday June 20, 2016, at 8:48 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a disturbance with a weapon in the 4100 block of Northeast Killingsworth Street. As officers were responding to the scene, they received an update that someone fired a handgun during the disturbance.

Officers arrived in the area and located the suspect, 57-year-old Dee Overton Johnson, who was arrested without incident. Officers located and seized a handgun from Johnson's vehicle.

Officers learned that Johnson was involved in an argument with a 59-year-old male associate which turned physical before Johnson fired a shot into the ground.

Johnson was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Assault in the Fourth Degree, Menacing, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Discharging a Firearm in the City, and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers 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.

Under Oregon law, persons under the age of 18 years old (generally) and persons convicted of a felony crime may not lawfully possess firearms.

To qualify for the reward, the tip must lead to an arrest and the seizure of a firearm and the tip must be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Oregon. Tips leading to additional charges may lead to a total reward of up to $1,000 cash - $2,500 for unsolved homicides.

All tips will be forwarded to the proper law enforcement agency for follow-up and investigation.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is committed to reducing gun violence and helping law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington solve felony crimes.

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

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

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18-Year-Old Woman Robbed at Knifepoint in Sellwood Riverfront Park - No Injuries - 06/21/16

On Tuesday June 21, 2016, at 10:01 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at Sellwood Riverfront Park, located at Southeast Oaks Park Way and Spokane Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to the 18-year-old female victim who told police that she was walking her dog on the trail in the wooded area along the river, towards Oaks Amusement Park, when a man surprised her and came out of the bushes demanding her property. The victim told police that the suspect grabbed her arm then displayed a pocket knife while demanding her property. The victim did not have anything on her and she ran away from the suspect back towards Sellwood Riverfront Park, then to a nearby friend's house to call 9-1-1.

Several officers searched the area where the robbery occurred but did not locate the suspect.

The victim was not injured during this incident.

The victim described the suspect as a white male in his 20s, 6'00" tall, skinny build, possible goatee or beard, light brown hair, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black cargo pants, a black mask, and black shoes.

Anyone with information on the identity of this suspect is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency line at 503-823-3333, reference case #16-197641.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to offer the following tips for people who walk, ride or jog alone:

* Be aware of your surroundings.
* Consider bringing a cell phone.
* If listening to music, keep one ear free to listen to your surroundings.
* Tell someone where you are going, and when you expect to return.

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

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

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UPDATE #6 - Central Precinct Officers Respond to Shooting (Photo) - 06/21/16

The man killed on Sunday evening has been identified as 50-year-old Chester Eugene Newborn. The woman injured has been identified as 52-year-old Wendy Dannette Mustacci.

Homicide detectives believe the shooting occurred in connection with a drug transaction.

No further updates are expected to be released.

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Detectives believe the gun used in this incident has been recovered. The investigation is ongoing.

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Portland Police detectives have made an arrest in this case. Early this morning, 48-year-old, Thomas Lincoln Dorris was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Murder. Detectives continue to investigate this case and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Michele Michaels at 503-823-0692 or email at Michele.Michaels@portlandoregon.gov.

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###UPDATE###

Detectives have arrived and the investigation continues. Initial reports indicate that at about 10:15 p.m. some kind of altercation resulted in a shooting on N.W. 4th Ave between N.W. Davis St. and N.W. Couch St. The shooting resulted in two individuals, one male and one female, suffering at least one gunshot wound each. The male's injury proved fatal and the female suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot in her leg.

Witnesses identified a possible suspect to officers. Officers were able to detain the individual, a male, near the Chevron on W. Burnside Blvd and S.W. 3rd Ave.

The investigation is ongoing but at this time detectives have no indication that this incident is related to any of the Pride Portland activities. There does not appear to be any outstanding suspects and detectives do not believe there is additional risk to the public.

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The staging area is being moved to N.W. 4th and N.W. Davis. We will attempt to provide a media brief at approximately 12:30 a.m

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Officers have located two individuals suffering gunshot wounds in this incident. The first subject, an unknown age male, was found deceased. A second individual, an unknown age female, suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. She is being transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Officers have detained a possible suspect in this incident and detectives are responding. We do not believe that is a risk to the public at this time.

The motive for this shooting is currently unknown but the investigation continues.

Media can stage at N.W. 3rd Ave and N.W. Couch St. The PIO is responding, ETA 1 hour.

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Today, June 19,2016, at 10:18 p.m., Central Precinct officers received a call of a shooting near N.W. 4th Ave. and N.W. Davis St. Officers responded and initial reports indicate that two people may have been shot and one may have suffered life-threatening injuries. Officers are working to contain the scene and get the injured parties medical attention.

The investigation is in its initial stages and updates will follow.

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Van stolen from wheelchair bound victim - 06/19/16

Today, June 19, 2016, at 0218 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a stolen vehicle call in the 200 block of S.E. 160th Ave. Officers arrived and contacted the victim, a 51-year-old female who uses a wheelchair for mobility.

Officers learned that the victim's specialized van had been stolen. The van, a white, 2012 Honda Odyssey with a ramp and sticker on the back in blue letters saying, "Performance Mobility" (Lic. 580GWA). It is the victim's primary source of travel.

Officers have identified a possible suspect, who was seen taking the van. The suspect is described as a tall, skinny,male White, about 35 to 40 years-old. He was wearing a baseball cap.

The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help in locating this vehicle. If the vehicle is seen and is occupied please call 911. If it is unoccupied please call non-emergency at 503-823-3333.

Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Monday June 20 at 5:00 p.m. - 06/19/16

Sgt. Greg Stewart is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) through 5:00 p.m. on Monday June 20, 2016.

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

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Message from the Portland Muslim Community Police Council - 06/17/16

The Portland Muslim Community Police Council was formed in March 2016 after recognizing the mutual need for the Muslim community and the police to engage with each other and work together. The council works to collaborate on the many complex socio-economic, political and cultural issues in relation to the American criminal justice system and community safety and security.

The council is made up religious leaders and community members as well as members of the Portland Police Bureau, ranging from police officer to assistant chief.

The goal of the council is to develop a long term community engagement program with the Muslim community and implement the program's mission throughout the Police Bureau.

By working together on these complex social justice issues, the council hopes to assist Portland's Muslim community members with their integration process, mitigate unnecessary difficulties and negative outcomes, and ensure the peace and stability of their families and community.

The council is asking the community to come together in these times of tragedy by supporting all community members and to understand that the actions of one individual do not reflect the beliefs of a culture and religion based on peace and love.

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Shooting Investigation Underway on Powell Boulevard - One Person Injured - 06/17/16

On Friday June 17, 2016, at 5:27 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the area of Southeast 118th Avenue and Powell Boulevard.

As officers were responding to the area, 9-1-1 callers reported vehicles speeding out of the area and that a possible victim was inside one of the vehicles.

Officers arrived in the area but did not locate any gunshot victims. A short time later, officers learned that a female victim arrived at Portland Adventist Medical Center for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

At this time, the motive behind the shooting is not known.

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

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Bias Crimes Detectives Investigate a Fight on MAX Train in North Portland - No Arrests - 06/17/16

On Friday June 17, 2016, at 12:40 p.m., Transit Police Division officers responded to the Overlook Transit Station on the report that someone had been assaulted on a MAX train and that an involved male subject got off the train and left the area.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a transgender person (identifies as male) who was suffering from non-life-threatening injuries. He was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment.

Officers spoke with witnesses who told police that the two involved people were in an argument over the male subject's verbal use of an anti-gay slur as he was in a telephone conversation at the opposite end of the train from the transgender male. The argument became physical after the transgender male pushed and punched the male subject, who responded by punching the transgender male.

Officers obtained a description of the male subject who left the area and were able to catch up with him on the Interstate Bridge at Hayden Island, where he was taken into custody.

Bias Crimes detectives were notified and responded to continue the investigation. After speaking with the male subject, reviewing witness statements and reviewing surveillance video obtained from the MAX train, the male subject was released from custody pending further investigation.

Detectives will present the case the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

Bias crimes are defined as any criminal act that targets a victim based on the suspect's perception of the victim's race, color, religion, national origin or sexual orientation.

The Portland Police Bureau investigates all reported incidents of bias crimes and encourages any member of our community who is the victim of such a crime to contact law enforcement.

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

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

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CORRECTION - Gang Enforcement Team Investigating Overnight Shooting at Northeast Portland Motel (Photo) - 06/17/16

This incident occurred at 2:44 a.m., not p.m. as initially released.

The Bureau regrets the error.

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On Friday June 17, 2016, at 2:44 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire outside the Residence Inn Marriott Hotel, located at 1710 Northeast Multnomah Street. As officers were responding to the area, 9-1-1 callers reported that the suspects were leaving the area in multiple cars.

Officers arrived in the area and learned that approximately three dozen rounds were fired and that there were numerous bullet strikes to the side of the hotel.

Officers learned that a person who affiliates with a criminal street gang had been renting a room and that numerous people were partying in the room since the early afternoon. One round entered an unaffiliated hotel room and grazed a guest but did not penetrate the skin or cause any serious injury.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to conduct further investigation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Stranger Attempts to Lure 14-Year-Old Girl into Car in Southeast Portland - 06/16/16

On Thursday June 16, 2016, at 11:41 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Floyd light Middle School, located at 10800 Southeast Washington Street, on the report that a student was reporting that a stranger tried to get her into a car.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with the 14-year-old girl who told police that she was walking on Southeast 100th Avenue, between Main and Market Streets, when a car pulled up behind her and the driver yelled out for her to get into the car.

The victim told police that she did not know the man and that she reached for her cell phone and ran away, and that the driver pulled away and was last seen driving southbound on 100th Avenue.

The victim described the man as a clean-cut white male in his 40s, driving a dark gray sedan that was clean and in good shape.

The victim told police that the driver never got out of his car and never touched her.

The description of the man and the vehicle does not match any other known incidents.

Anyone with information about this incident or the identity of the suspect is asked to call the 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 excellent tips from the National Crime Prevention Council about stranger danger are available at https://www.ncpc.org/topics/violent-crime-and-personal-safety/strangers

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.

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

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

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UPDATE #2 - Homicide Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Cully Neighborhood - One Person Detained (Photo) - 06/16/16

The victim has been identified as 29-year-old Shantina Turner. The Medical Examiner determined that she died of sharp force injuries.

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The homicide victim in last night's stabbing has been identified as a 29-year-old woman. The Oregon State Medical Examiner is conducting an autopsy today to determine the exact cause of death. Her name will be released after the autopsy is complete.

The suspect, 23-year-old Rinita Linelle Lowe, was arrested almost immediately after the incident. She ran from the scene, chased by club security, to a neighboring 7-Eleven Store. Inside the store, two North Precinct officers were getting coffee and arrested the suspect without incident.

Homicide detectives learned that the victim and suspect knew each other and were involved in an argument with each other inside the club prior to the stabbing.

Homicide detectives booked Lowe into the Multnomah County Jail this morning on charges of Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon (two counts).

She'll be arraigned on Friday in Multnomah County Court.

This is the fourth homicide of 2016.

Anyone with additional info is asked to contact Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762, erik.kammerer@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319, mark.slater@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Wednesday June 15, 2016, at 11:36 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing at Skinn Gentleman's Club, located at 4523 Northeast 60th Avenue.

Officers quickly arrived in the area and located the female victim suffering from traumatic injuries. Medical personnel responded but were unable to save the victim and she died at the scene.

One person that may have been involved has been detained by police near the scene.

Homicide detectives, Criminalists and the Medical Examiner are responding to the scene to conduct an investigation.

No further updates are expected until late-Thursday morning and there is no apparent public safety risk at this time.

Traffic on Northeast 60th Avenue near Prescott Street may be affected for several hours due to this investigation.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is not responding to the scene.

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UPDATE - Major Crash Team Investigating a Serious Injury Crash on Southeast Belmont Street (Photo) - 06/16/16

The motorcycle rider injured in last night's crash has been identified as 28-year-old Ian Michael White. He remains in critical condition at a Portland hospital suffering from multiple traumatic injuries.

The driver involved in the crash, 45-year-old Gregory James Hamilton, remained at the scene and was cooperative with investigators.

Crash investigators learned that Hamilton was driving westbound on Belmont in a 2010 Ford Escape when he began to turn left on 45th Avenue, striking White as he rode eastbound on his 1995 Honda CH8 Moped.

Hamilton did not display any signs of impairment and there were no indications of distracted driving.

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

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

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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On Wednesday June 15, 2016, at 9:33 p.m., East Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a traffic crash at Southeast 45th Avenue and Belmont Street involving a driver in a car and a motorcycle rider.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the crash scene. The motorcycle rider, believed to be a male in his 30s, was unconscious and appeared to have traumatic injuries. He has been transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment.

The involved driver has remained at the scene and is cooperating with police. There is no indication of impairment upon an initial investigation.

The intersection is expected to be closed to all traffic for several hours as the Major Crash Team conducts an investigation.

No further information is expected to be released this evening.

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Suspect Arrested in March 2016 Gang-Related Shooting (Photo) - 06/16/16

In the early morning hours of Wednesday June 15, 2016, the Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) served a search warrant at a Southeast Portland residence and arrested a 28-year-old man in connection with a March 2016 shooting.

The search warrant was served at a residence in the 4000 block of Southeast 91st Avenue. The suspect arrested, 28-year-old James Lee Lewis Jr., was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempted Murder, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

The investigation started on Saturday March 26, 2016, at 3:41 p.m., when North Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast 27th Avenue and Lombard Street on the report that three men were shooting into the street.

As officers were responding to the area, an additional call came in at Northeast 60th Avenue and Lombard Street from the intended victim of the shooting.

Officers responded to both locations and located evidence of gunfire. No gunshot victims were located at either scene.

The victim, a 46-year-old woman, told police that she was driving her red Mustang, with two small children and a 27-year-old man as passengers, and that she was stopped on 27th at Lombard when the suspect vehicle pulled alongside her and several African American males got out of the car and started shooting at her car.

The victim sped away eastbound on Lombard and the suspect vehicle fled southbound on 27th Avenue.

Preliminary information indicates that nearly three dozen shots were fired at the victims and the vehicle. The only known damage at this time is to the victim's tires - none of the occupants were injured.

The suspect vehicle was described as a gray, newer, possible import vehicle, occupied by several African American males.

Gang Enforcement Team detectives investigated the shooting and developed probable cause that Lewis was one of the suspected shooters, leading to the search warrant and arrest.

Detectives are still seeking information from the public about the other two shooters in this case.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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UPDATE - Car Thief Arrested After Leading Police on a Traffic Pursuit, Nearly Striking an Officer (Photo) - 06/15/16

41-year-old Bradley Evan Fullbright was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on 17 different felony and misdemeanor charges. He will be arraigned on Thursday.

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On Wednesday June 15, 2016, at 1:43 p.m., an East Precinct officer was driving westbound on Powell Boulevard near 122nd Avenue when the Automatic License Plate Reader (ALPR) in the police car notified the officer about a stolen black Audi A6 that passed by eastbound on Powell.

The officer did a u-turn to follow the vehicle, but the driver pulled off of Powell and parked in an apartment complex parking lot near 124th Avenue. The officer contacted the suspected driver, who was on foot, and told him to stop. The suspect led the officer on a foot pursuit through the complex and ran back to the stolen car and began to pull out of the lot. As the suspect sped out of the lot he nearly hit the officer, who was on foot near the police car. The officer was not injured.

The suspect sped away eastbound on Powell Boulevard, eventually abandoning the stolen car behind a vacant house in the 3100 block of Southeast 145th Avenue.

The suspect was located by officers at Southeast 148th Avenue and Powell Boulevard and taken into custody.

The suspect, a 40-year-old male, will be booked into the Multnomah County Jail upon the completion of the investigation. His name and charges will be released after he is booked into jail.

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UPDATE - SERT/CNT Responding to Assist East Precinct on Barricaded Subject (Photo) - 06/14/16

The suspect in this incident surrendered to police at approximately 10:45 a.m. and was taken by ambulance to a Portland hospital on a police hold for a mental health evaluation. No charges are expected to be filed.

This incident started at 8:42 a.m., when a resident called 9-1-1 to report someone yelling inside a shed in his yard. Officers arrived and spoke with the resident, learning that nobody should be in the shed and the resident did not know who the person was inside.

Officers attempted to communicate with the man inside the shed but he yelled that he had a gun and would shoot at the officers.

SERT, CNT and members of the Behavioral Health Unit/Project Respond arrived at the scene and worked together to safely contain the shed and attempt further communication with the suspect.

At approximately 10:45 a.m., the suspect came out of the shed on his own, completely naked, and was taken into custody without incident. Medical personnel evaluated him at the scene and he was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital.

The 51-year-old man's name will not be released as he is not expected to face any charges and was suffering a mental health crisis.

No firearms were found inside the shed.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to the 13900 block of Southeast Rhone Street to assist East Precinct with a barricaded subject threatening to shoot at police.

Some limited neighborhood evacuations have occurred on Rhone Street.

Traffic is closed on 136th Avenue from Powell Boulevard to Bush Street and on Rhone Street from 136th to 141st Avenues.

Media staging will be at 136th Avenue and Bush Street (access from the West or South). The Public Information Officer (PIO) is enroute to the scene, ETA 30 minutes.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

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Crime Stoppers Tips Lead to Identification, Arrest of Arson Suspect -- Seeking Identity of Victim (Photo) - 06/14/16

On June 11, 2016, 26-year-old Joshua Hines was arrested and booked on charges of Arson in the First Degree, Manufacturing a Destructive Device and Possession of a Destruction Device.

Hines was arrested in connection with the explosion at the Foster Fred Meyer store on May 21. Numerous tips to Crime Stoppers, as well as information learned on social media, were essential in identifying the suspect and making the arrest.

Arson Investigators are now asking for the public's help to identify a potential victim in the case. A surveillance image is being released to aid in the investigation.

The investigation started on Saturday May 21, 2016, at 11:55 a.m., when East Precinct officers responded to the Foster Fred Meyer store, located at 5253 Southeast 82nd Avenue, on the report that a small explosion occurred in one of the aisles of the store.

Officers and Portland Fire & Rescue firefighters arrived and were directed to aisle 13 where the explosion occurred among the small travel size items on display.

There were no injuries and no major damage to the store.

The Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit (MEDU) responded and confirmed that the explosion came as a result of a small explosive device.

On June 1, 2016, Crime Stoppers of Oregon released a surveillance image to the public to help further the investigation.

Anyone with information on the identity of the victim, please contact Investigator Rick McGraw at 503-823-3797, rick.mcgraw@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Joe Luiz at 503-823-3408, joseph.luiz@portlandoregon.gov.

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Transit Police Division to Host Student Safety Academy (Photo) - 06/14/16

On Saturday June 25, 2016, police officers assigned to the Transit Police Division will be hosting a Student Safety Academy for kids 8 to 12 years old.

The event will be held at TriMet Operations Headquarters, located at 4012 Southeast 17th Avenue, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Registration for this event is required. Interested parents are asked to call 503-962-7699, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Topics and activities include:

* Ride a TriMet bus over Tilikum Crossing bridge while learning safe and appropriate behavior on board.

* Catch the MAX Orange Line and learn about train safety both on platforms and inside trains.

* Learn cool facts about trains and buses, and get cool safety swag.

The class will be taught by Transit Police Division officers, who come from various agencies from across the Portland Metro area.

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Shooting Investigation Sunday Night in Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood - No Injuries (Photo) - 06/13/16

On Sunday June 12, 2016, at 11:43 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the area of Southeast 141st Avenue and Rhone Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire in the street in front of a home. As officers were at the scene, they learned that a victim walked to a neighboring home to report that he'd been shot at by an unknown suspect.

Officers spoke with the 36-year-old male victim and determined that he was not injured.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to conduct further investigation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Two Houses Hit by Gunfire Early Sunday Morning in Woodlawn Neighborhood -- No Known Injuries (Photo) - 06/13/16

On Sunday June 12, 2016, at 12:22 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to multiple reports of gunfire in the 7000 block of Northeast 7th Place.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire in the street and two homes that were struck by bullets. Officers checked the residents of both homes to find that nobody inside either home was injured.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to conduct further investigation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Suspect Arrested for Impersonating an Officer - Police Seeking Identity of Two Girls Approached by Suspect (Photo) - 06/13/16

On Sunday June 12, 2016, East Precinct officers arrested a 54-year-old man after receiving a report that he was impersonating a police officer.

At approximately 1:43 p.m., officers responded to the area of Northeast 148th Avenue and Halsey Street on the report that someone driving a white Lincoln Town Car with red and blue lights was trying to pull people over. As officers were responding to the scene they received an update that the 9-1-1 caller was behind the vehicle at Northeast 148th Avenue and Glisan Street and was confronting the driver.

Officers contacted the suspect, 54-year-old Octavio Perez, and the witness who called 9-1-1.

The witness told police that he was driving westbound on Northeast San Rafael Street, near 136th Avenue, when he saw the suspect's white 1995 Lincoln Town Car traveling eastbound and slow down near two younger girls, flashing red and blue lights from the middle of the windshield.

The witness told police that the young girls froze, as if they were confused by the suspect's actions. The witness immediately did a u-turn and called 9-1-1 as he pulled up behind the suspect's vehicle. The suspect quickly drove away and the witness followed the car, estimating the driver to be traveling at speeds exceeding 60 miles per hour.

The witness told police that he caught up to the suspect at Northeast 148th Avenue and Halsey Street and could see several electronic items on the dashboard. The witness told police that he confronted the suspect verbally and that the suspect apologized and offered to give the witness the lights.

Officers checked inside the suspect vehicle and located the red and blue lights, a video dashcam, and a radar scanner. Officers also located a replica firearm/BB gun in the vehicle.

The suspect, Perez, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Criminal Impersonation.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who has information on the identity of the two young girls, described as white females, approximately 10 to 13 years old, riding skateboards in the area of Northeast 132nd Avenue and San Rafael Street.

Anyone with information about the identity of these girls, or anyone who has been stopped by Perez is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333, reference case #16-187303.

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Officers to Provide Enhanced Patrols to LGBTQ Nightclubs and #Pride2016 Events after #Pulse Shooting in #Orlando - 06/12/16

The Portland Police Bureau and Acting Chief Donna Henderson want to express their deepest sympathies to those victims, families, friends and first responders affected by the unimaginable tragedy overnight at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

While there are no known threats to Portland, Acting Chief Henderson has asked that Portland Police officers provide extra patrols in the Downtown Portland Entertainment District, specifically at bars and nightclubs that are popular with our LGBTQ community members.

Additionally, officers will be providing an enhanced presence at this week's pride events in conjunction with Portland Pride Week.

To learn more about Portland Pride Week events, please visit http://pridenw.org/

The Portland Police Bureau has a long-standing partnership with the LGBTQ community. Information about the partnership, called the Alliance for Safer Communities, can be found by visiting http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/31112

Bias crimes are defined as any criminal act that targets a victim based on the suspect's perception of the victim's race, color, religion, national origin or sexual orientation.

The Portland Police Bureau investigates all reported incidents of bias crimes and encourages any member of our community who is the victim of such a crime to contact law enforcement.

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

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

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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate Missing Mother and Daughter - 06/11/16

30-year-old Bridgette Garay and her 7-year-old daughter have been safely located and are no longer considered missing persons.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate 30-year-old Bridgette Garay and her daughter, 7-year-old Dizire Brewster.

Garay is from Las Vegas and is in Portland visiting her daughter Dizire. Today, Friday June 10, 2016, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Garay ran away from her daughter's father out of the Jantzen Beach Red Lion Hotel, with Dizire, and flagged down a passerby in a red Honda Civic with a blue sticker in the back window.

Dizire's father and her family believe that Garay may be suffering from a mental health crisis and may be trying to return to Las Vegas with their daughter.

There is no reason to believe that Dizire is in any danger but police need to locate both Garay and Dizire to check their welfare. Dizire's parents have joint custody.

Garay is described as a Hispanic female, 5'2" tall, 130 pounds, dark hair with blonde tips, last seen wearing a black jersey with white lettering "Flawless 85" on the front and blue jeans.

Dizire is described as a mixed-race female, 4' tall, 50 pounds, last seen wearing a black shirt, gray sweat pants with pink tassels on the legs, and bright pink socks.

Anyone seeing Garay and/or Dizire is asked to immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact Detective Lori Fonken at 503-823-1081, lori.fonken@portlandoregon.gov.

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UPDATE: SERT/CNT Assisting North Precinct on Search for Armed Robbery Suspects (Photo) - 06/11/16

SERT officers located and detained one person during the neighborhood search. The person has been turned over to the Beaverton Police for investigative follow-up.

The neighborhood search is complete and police will be leaving the area shortly.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are assisting with a search for four armed robbery suspects in the area of North Cook Street and Gantenbein Avenue.

The area for the search is from North Cook to Fremont Street, Williams to Mississippi Avenues.

This search is in connection with an armed robbery in Beaverton that led to a traffic pursuit into Portland. The suspect crashed his car as he was exiting the Fremont Bridge onto North Kerby Avenue.

The suspects are described as four African American males, at least one armed with a handgun.

Area residents hearing suspicious noises outside their homes or seeing someone hiding in the neighborhood are asked to immediately call 9-1-1.

This is a joint investigation and response by the Beaverton Police Department, Washington County Sheriff's Office and the Portland Police Bureau.

Interested media should remain outside the neighborhood perimeter boundaries or may stage on North Gantenbein Avenue, between Stanton and Monroe Street. Enter the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Campus from Stanton.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is at the scene.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

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Update to Stranger Danger Alert After Several Unrelated Incidents Involving School Children (Photo) - 06/10/16

The Portland Police Bureau is asking the community to be aware of several reported incidents where strangers are approaching school children in Southeast Portland.

This is an update from yesterday's release with additional information and incidents.

While each of these incidents appears to involve different people and it is not clear what their intentions are in approaching the kids, it's alarming enough for the Police Bureau to share this information publicly.

Incidents like this should immediately be reported to 9-1-1. Any tips about the identities of any of these subjects should be sent to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov.

In the past several days, Youth Services Division and Central Precinct officers have taken reports of strangers approaching school children in the areas of Creston School, located at 4701 Southeast Bush Street; Grant High School, located at 2245 Northeast 46th Avenue; Ron Russell Middle School, located at 3955 Southeast 112th Avenue; Hosford Middle School, located at 2303 Southeast 28th Place; and, Sellwood Middle School, located at 8300 Southeast 15th Avenue.

The Creston School incidents occurred on June 3, 2016. The first was at approximately 8:30 a.m., when a two girls in the 3rd and 6th grade were walking to school and a scruffy-looking African American male in his 30s driving a smaller, white SUV, pulled up to them and offered them a ride to school. When they declined, he offered them $20 and they ran away to the school. The second incident was at approximately 11:00 a.m., when two girls were running through Creston Park as part of their PE class when a man standing near the pool exposed himself. The man was described as a dirty white male, heavyset, bald, gray beard, possibly homeless.

On June 6, at approximately 4:15 p.m., a 15-year-old girl was walking home from Grant High School and was in the area of Northeast 33rd Avenue and Wasco Street, when a driver pulled up alongside her and began to talk to her and asked her directions to Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard. The victim told the driver that it was far away and she continued to walk. The victim told police that the driver passed by her twice more before she ran towards a neighbor's house and she did not see where the driver went.

The victim described the vehicle as looking like "an old police car", possibly a Ford Crown Victoria, lowered, painted green, with four doors. The victim described the driver as a darker-skinned, possibly Hispanic male in his late-30s, wearing a red shirt, baseball hat and sunglasses.

On June 8, at approximately 8:20 a.m., a 14-year-old female student at Ron Russell Middle School reported that two people in an older white van approached her at Southeast 111th Avenue and Clinton Street and asked her to get into the van. The victim told police that as the van stopped, the sliding door opened and a white female in her 20s was sitting inside. The victim described the female as having dirty blonde hair below her shoulders and that she had a butterfly tattoo on one of her arms.

The victim told police that the woman made a lewd comment to her and offered her a ride. The victim declined a ride and kept walking and the driver pulled away.

The driver was reported to be a male, unknown race. The passenger was described as a white female in her 20s. The van was described as an older white minivan with tinted windows.

At approximately 11:30 a.m., staff at Hosford Middle School reported that a 12-year-old female student was in the office saying that she was on her way to school when a man grabbed her by the wrist near the food carts on Division Street. She described the man as an older Asian American.

Officers learned that the victim was walking in the area of Southeast 28th Place and Division when a man followed her and grabbed her by the wrist. The victim was able to get away and get to school.

On June 9, at approximately 4:00 p.m., a 12-year-old boy was waiting for his mother to pick him up on Southeast 16th Avenue, next to Sellwood Middle School, when a man driving a dark green Volkswagen Golf sedan pulled up alongside him and began talking to him. The victim told police that the driver asked if he needed a ride home and asked where he lived, then the driver offered him something that looked like beef jerky.

The victim's mother arrived and the driver started to pull away, yelling at her saying that she was a bad mother for leaving her child outside. The driver then pulled away and turned the corner, but the victim's mother took pictures of the vehicle, which are being released to the public.

The victim described the driver as a white male in his mid-to-late 20s, "baby faced," big ears, clean cut, sandy blonde hair, thin build, approximately 5'3" to 5'7" tall.

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

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

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.

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

To learn more information about WomenStrength and GirlStrength, call (503) 823-0260 or visit http://www.portlandonline.com/police/womenstrength

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Suspect Sketch Released of Southeast Portland Groping Suspect (Photo) - 06/10/16

The Portland Police Bureau is releasing a sketch of a groping suspect that grabbed a woman on Monday night in Southeast Portland.

The incident occurred on Monday June 6, 2016, at approximately 10:00 p.m. The 46-year-old female victim told police that she was walking in the area of Southeast 35th Avenue and Woodward Street when a stranger approached her as she walked in the neighborhood.

The suspect made a lewd comment to the victim then lunged at her, groped her breasts and wrestled her over a small retaining wall.

As the suspect was holding her down, the victim kicked, punched, screamed and fought with the suspect, who released the victim and ran away northbound on 35th Avenue.

The victim waited to report the incident until the next morning so no search was conducted for the suspect. After the report was filed, officers checked the area for evidence and any additional witnesses.

The victim described the suspect as a white male, 50 years old, 5'8" tall, sandy blonde hair, receding hairline, ponytail, no facial hair, wearing dark-colored cargo shorts and a white t-shirt.

The victim met with a Forensic Sketch Artist today to produce a sketch of the suspect.

Anyone with information on the identity of this suspect is asked to contact Officer Michael Bledsoe by email, michael.bledsoe@portlandoregon.gov.

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.

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

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

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GREAT Graduation Today at Alder School (Photo) - 06/10/16

Today, Friday June 10, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., the Portland Police Bureau G.R.E.A.T. Program will be honoring students at Alder School, located at 17200 Southeast Alder Street.

Officers Mike Paresa and John Shadron will be celebrating the graduation and honoring the students hard work and achievement in the G.R.E.A.T. Program.

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

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

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

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UPDATE - ARREST: Suspect Evades Captures After Burglarizing Southeast Portland Deli (Photo) - 06/09/16

The suspect in this morning's burglary was arrested after breaking into a home at approximately 5:15 a.m. The resident of a home in the 2600 block of Southeast 174th Avenue called 9-1-1 to report a burglar running out the back door of the home. Officers were still in the area from the earlier search and were able to take the suspect into custody.

50-year-old Juan Carlos Alaniz was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the First Degree, Burglary in the Second Degree and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. The stolen vehicle charge came after officers learned that the truck Alaniz was driving was stolen.

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On Thursday June 9, 2016, at 3:00 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a burglary in progress at Sammie's Deli, located at 17218 Southeast Powell Boulevard. As officers were responding to the scene they learned that the suspect was in a smaller red pick-up truck and broke a window to gain entry to the business.

Officers arrived in the area and spotted the suspected vehicle being driven northbound on 174th Avenue. Officers initiated a traffic stop near Division Street and the driver pulled into a driveway, got out of the truck and took off running into the neighborhood.

Multiple officers from East Precinct and the Gresham Police Department, including Canine Units, searched the area but did not locate the suspect.

The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male, 5'8" to 5'10" tall, wearing a light-colored hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.

Preliminary information indicates that the suspect may have used the truck to break out a window, then entered the deli through the broken window and stealing lottery tickets, which were recovered during the investigation.

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

Community members and businesses are encouraged to visit the City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention page at http://www.portlandonline.com/oni/cp for crime prevention tips and resources.

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GREAT Graduation Today at Holy Cross School (Photo) - 06/09/16

Today, Thursday June 9, 2016, at 10:50 a.m., the Portland Police Bureau G.R.E.A.T. Program will be honoring students at Holy Cross School, located at 5202 North Bowdoin Street.

Officer Ryan Lewton will be celebrating the graduation and honoring the students hard work and achievement in the G.R.E.A.T. Program.

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

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

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

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Montavilla Neighborhood - No Injuries (Photo) - 06/09/16

On Thursday June 9, 2016, at 3:25 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 500 block of Northeast 93rd Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire in the street and a house damaged. Officers contacted the residents of the home and found that nobody inside was injured. Officers learned that the same home has been targeted by gunfire on at least two prior occasions and that the shooting may be gang-related.

There is no suspect information at this time.

The Gang Enforcement Team is responding to continue the investigation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Stranger Danger Alert in Southeast Portland After Several Unrelated Incidents Involving School Children - 06/08/16

The Portland Police Bureau is asking the community to be aware of several reported incidents where strangers are approaching school children in Southeast Portland.

In the past five days, Youth Services Division officers have taken reports of strangers approaching school children in the areas of Creston School, located at 4701 Southeast Bush Street; Ron Russell Middle School, located at 3955 Southeast 112th Avenue; and, Hosford Middle School, located at 2303 Southeast 28th Place.

The Creston School incidents occurred on June 3. The first was at approximately 8:30 a.m., when a two girls in the 3rd and 6th grade were walking to school and a scruffy-looking African American male in his 30s driving a smaller, white SUV, pulled up to them and offered them a ride to school. When they declined, he offered them $20 and they ran away to the school. The second incident was at approximately 11:00 a.m., when two girls were running through Creston Park as part of their PE class when a man standing near the pool exposed himself. The man was described as a dirty white male, heavyset, bald, gray beard, possibly homeless.

This morning at approximately 10:00 a.m., a female student at Ron Russell Middle School reported that two people in an older white van approached her and asked her to get into the van. The driver was reported to be a male, unknown race. The passenger was described as a white female in her 20s. The van was described as an older white van with tinted windows.

At approximately 11:30 a.m., staff at Hosford Middle School reported that a student was in the office saying that she was on her way to school when a man grabbed her by the wrist near the food carts on Division Street. She described the man as an older Asian American, possibly Chinese.

While each of these incidents appears to involve different people and it is not clear what their intentions are in approaching the kids, it's alarming enough for the Police Bureau to share this information publicly.

Incidents like this should immediately be reported to 9-1-1.

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

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

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.

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

To learn more information about WomenStrength and GirlStrength, call (503) 823-0260 or visit http://www.portlandonline.com/police/womenstrength

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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 10-Year-Old Boy in Southeast Portland (Photo) - 06/07/16

An alert resident in the area of Southeast 137th Avenue and Center Street found 10-year-old Johnathan Sweitzer and called police, who responded and will be taking the boy home.

The Bureau would like to thank every one who shared this information.

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The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help to locate 10-year-old Johnathan Sweitzer who ran away from his aunt this morning at approximately 11:30 a.m. in the area of Southeast 157th Avenue and Powell Boulevard.

Johnathan is described as a white male, 4'6" tall, 72 pounds, shaved head, last seen wearing a bright yellow tank top and shorts and he was not wearing shoes.

Johnathan cannot care for himself and may be in a mental health crisis.

Anyone seeing Johnathan should immediately call 9-1-1.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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GREAT Graduation Today at Robert Gray Middle School (Photo) - 06/07/16

Today, Tuesday June 7, 2016, at 12:50 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau G.R.E.A.T. Program will be honoring students at Robert Gray Middle School, located at 5505 Southwest 23rd Avenue.

Officers Mike Paresa, Grant Shirahama, Tommy Stoffel and Deshawn Williams will be celebrating the graduation and honoring the students hard work and achievement in the G.R.E.A.T. Program.

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

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

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

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Central Precinct Officers Arrest Two for Heroin Possession, Place Child in Protective Custody (Photo) - 06/06/16

On Wednesday June 1, 2016, officers assigned to the Central Precinct Foot Patrol, Central Precinct Street Crimes Unit, North Precinct Street Crimes Unit, the Drugs and Vice Division, and the Transit Police Division conducted specialized patrol in Downtown Portland focusing on street-level narcotics dealing and usage.

During the effort, officers observed two people with a child in a stroller involved in drug dealing in the area of Southwest 10th Avenue and Yamhill Street.

Officers contacted the couple and, through the investigation, located a small amount of heroin packaged for sale and drug proceeds. Officers checking a diaper bag on the stroller located assorted narcotics paraphernalia (photo attached).

Officers placed the 7-month-old girl into protective custody and arrested the adults on a variety of charges.

28-year-old Emanuel Rivera and 22-year-old Brittany Jones were booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Child Neglect in the First Degree, Delivery of Heroin and Possession of Heroin.

Multnomah County has a number of resources available for people struggling with addiction. For information, please visit https://multco.us/mhas/treatment

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Suspect in Shooting near St. Francis Church Sentenced to 80 Months in Prison (Photo) - 06/06/16

Last week, 45-year-old Muhammad Bilal Rahman was sentenced to 80 months in prison after pleading guilty to Assault in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon in connection with a March 2016 shooting in the West Buckman Neighborhood.

The investigation started on Thursday March 31, 2016, at 5:08 a.m., when Central Precinct officers responded to Southeast 11th Avenue and Pine Street on the report of a shooting.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, 32-year-old Kevin Hays, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to serious injuries.

Assault detectives interviewed the victim and witnesses to develop probable cause to arrest Rahman, who was indicted in late-April on numerous charges. Rahman had been in jail since April 3 on unrelated charges.

The Portland Police Bureau is continuing to investigate incidents of gun violence and the illegal possession of firearms.

If you know someone who is illegally in possession of a firearm, you can send your tip to: GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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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Celebrate Dads and Grads Responsibly - Extra DUII Enforcement in June (Photo) - 06/06/16

In May 2016, the Portland Police Bureau arrested 45 impaired drivers, utilizing additional funds supplied with a grant from Oregon Impact.

With graduation season in full swing, and Father's Day just around the corner, the Portland Police Bureau would like to remind everyone to celebrate responsibly.

Additional DUII enforcement units will be added during the month of June to ensure community safety, and to prevent needless tragedies.

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

* Use a designated driver.
* Call a taxi or ride-sharing company.
* If you drink or smoke marijuana, do it responsibly.
* Remember, buzzed driving is drunk driving.

Community members can support zero tolerance for impaired driving by immediately reporting impaired drivers to 9-1-1.

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Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 06/06/16

The Portland Police Bureau directs member action through the establishment of policy, procedure, and rule, as found within Directives. The Bureau is in the process of reviewing all of its Directives. At the beginning of the month the Bureau will post Directives for public review and ask for comments.

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

* 0001.00, Files - Division/Precinct/Unit
* 0060.40, Personnel Orders
* 0313.70, General Conduct - Associations
* 0631.70, Investigation of Animal Problems
* 0640.31, Custodial Interference
* 0640.32, Abandoned Baby Procedures
* 0680.10, Non-Published Telephone Number Information
* 1210.00, Building Maintenance, Job Requests

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

This webpage also enables community members to sign up for email notifications when new Directives are posted and access the Directives Project review schedule.

These Directives will remain posted and comments collected from Monday, June 6, 2016, through Tuesday July 5, 2016.

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UPDATE: Fatal Crash on I-5 at Hayden Island Closes Southbound Freeway - 06/06/16

The driver killed in Sunday afternoon's crash on I-5 has been identified as 44-year-old Benjamin Craig King of Vancouver, Washington.

Crash investigators learned that a 2012 International Tractor and Trailer, driven by 51-year-old Bruce Kelbert of British Columbia, was driving southbound on I-5 when he failed to stop for traffic ahead of him and he struck the back of King's car, a 2004 Suzuki sedan.

King's car then was crushed between the semi and a 2007 Lincoln Town Car, driven by 79-year-old Delpha Camp. A fourth vehicle, a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero driven by 46-year-old Ingrid Hernandez was also struck during the crash.

King's car burst into flames and he died at the scene.

The truck driver, Kelbert, remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. He did not show any signs of impairment and there was no indication of distracted driving.

Camp and her passenger were transported by ambulance to a Vancouver hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

Hernandez and her passenger were transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators consulted with a Deputy District Attorney from the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office and issued Kelbert a traffic citation for Careless Driving while the investigation into the crash continues to progress.

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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On Sunday June 5, 2016, at 4:30 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a multiple vehicle crash on I-5 southbound at Jantzen Beach/Hayden Island.

As officers, firefighters and medical personnel were responding to the scene they received an update that one of the vehicles was fully engulfed in flames and there were a total of four vehicles involved in the crash, including a tractor-trailer.

Officers, firefighters and medical personnel arrived at the scene and firefighters were able to extinguish the fire but discovered the deceased driver inside the vehicle.

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

I-5 southbound through Hayden Island is expected to be closed for 4-6 hours so drivers are encouraged to use I-205 as an alternate route. Northbound traffic has one lane open through the area.

Drivers that are stuck in traffic due to the crash are encouraged to be patient - officers are working to get vehicles off of the freeway.

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Shooting Investigation Underway on Southeast Holgate Boulevard - One Person Injured - 06/03/16

On Friday June 3, 2016, at 10:52 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 11800 block of Southeast Holgate Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and located a male adult victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Responding officers applied tourniquets and provided medical care until EMS arrived and transported the victim by ambulance to a Portland hospital.

The victim's injuries do not appear to be life-threatening and the shooting does not appear to be gang-related.

Officers located a crime scene nearby at Southeast 114th Avenue and Nicholas Court.

At this point in the investigation there is little suspect information. Officers do not have any reason to believe the suspect has remained in the area.

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

No additional information is available this evening.

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UPDATE: Burglary Suspect Steals Groom-to-Be's Passport, Wedding Gifts, Vows from North Portland Home - 06/03/16

The victim's fiance's vehicle was also stolen during this burglary. The vehicle is a blue 2012 Toyota Prius, Oregon license plate 626DQN.

Anyone seeing the vehicle should not approach it and should immediately call 9-1-1.

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On Friday June 3, 2016, at 6:38 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a residential burglary at a home in the 8000 block of North Newman Avenue.

The victim told police that sometime today, between 7:45 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., someone broke into his home and stole several items, including wedding gifts, his passport and a computer which contained wedding music and vows for his upcoming wedding next week. The groom-to-be was set to fly to Mexico on Sunday to get married but is now in limbo without a passport.

There is no suspect information at this time.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to ask the public for any tips that may lead to the identity and arrest of the suspect or suspects responsible for the burglary.

If anyone locates the passport, it may be dropped off at the Portland Police Bureau's Central Precinct, located at 1111 Southwest 2nd Avenue, anytime day or night - no questions asked.

Community members and businesses are encouraged to visit the City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention page at http://www.portlandonline.com/oni/cp for crime prevention tips and resources.

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Suspect Arrested Wednesday in Connection with April 2016 Robbery (Photo) - 06/03/16

On Wednesday June 1, 2016, 22-year-old Jesse Bryan Hamm was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Robbery in the Second Degree after officers learned he was the suspect in an April 2016 robbery at a Northeast Portland Safeway store.

Hamm was contacted by East Precinct officers who were responding to a suspicious circumstances call in the area of Southeast 164th Avenue and Division Street. Officers learned he was wanted for robbery and he was taken into custody without incident.

The investigation started on April 12, 2016, at 3:35 p.m., when East Precinct officers responded to the Safeway store, located at 221 Northeast 122nd Avenue on the report that a shoplifter displayed a knife at a store employee.

Officers arrived and learned that the suspect, later identified as Hamm, walked out of the store with a shopping basket containing several items that were not purchased by the suspect. When the employee contacted Hamm about the theft, Hamm menaced the employee with a pocket knife then left the area in a vehicle.

Robbery detectives developed information learned during the investigation, which resulted in Hamm's identification as the suspect and his eventual arrest.

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GREAT Graduation Today at King School (Photo) - 06/03/16

Today, Friday June 3, 2016, at 1:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau G.R.E.A.T. Program will be honoring students at King School, located at 4906 Northeast 6th Avenue.

Officer Mike Paresa will be celebrating the graduation and honoring the students hard work and achievement in the G.R.E.A.T. Program.

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

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

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

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Police Bureau Awards Ceremony Today to Honor Officers and Community Members (Photo) - 06/02/16

Today, Thursday June 2, 2016, at 3:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau will hold an awards ceremony, hosted by City Bible Church, located at 9200 Northeast Fremont Street.

Members of the public and the media are invited to attend the event honoring the work of police officers and members of the community.

More than two dozen awards will be handed out today, including the Police Medal, Life Saving Medal, Distinguished Service Medal, Nathan Thomas Distinguished Service Medal, Achievement Medal, Commendation Medal, Unit Commendation, and Certificate of Appreciation.

The ceremony is expected to last approximately one hour and there will be a reception with light refreshments.

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CORRECTION: Suspect with a Sweet Tooth Arrested After Burglarizing Moonstruck Chocolates (Photo) - 06/01/16

This incident occurred on Tuesday May 31, not Monday May 31 as initially posted.

The Bureau regrets the error.

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On Tuesday May 31, 2016, at 3:47 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a burglary alarm at Moonstruck Chocolates, located at 6600 North Baltimore Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and could see a suspect walking around on the second floor of the building.

Officers surrounded the building and as they were awaiting the arrival of a Canine Unit, the suspect walked out of the building and was taken into custody without incident.

During a search of the suspect's belongings, they located a box of chocolates, stolen from Moonstruck.

The suspect, 41-year-old Matthew Brush, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the Second Degree and Theft in the Third Degree.

Community members and businesses are encouraged to visit the City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention page at http://www.portlandonline.com/oni/cp for crime prevention tips and resources.

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CanYouIDMe Post Lead to Arrest of Theft, Fraud Suspect (Photo) - 06/01/16

On April 25, 2016, North Precinct officers took a report of a stolen wallet from a victim at a Northeast Airport Way hotel. The victim told police that the suspect then used the victim's credit cards at McDonald's, Walmart and an Arco gas station.

A surveillance image of the suspect was posted on the Portland Police Bureau's CanYouIDMe page (www.portlandoregon.gov/police/canyouidme), which features surveillance images of unidentified suspects in crimes.

On May 15, East Precinct officers responded to the Foster Fred Meyer store on the report that a store Loss Prevention Officer recognized a man in the store from the Bureau's CanYouIDMe webpage.

Officers arrived and placed the suspect, 65-year-old Raymond Webb, into custody. Officers continued their investigation and later booked Webb into the Multnomah County Jail on charge of Theft in the Second Degree and Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card.

Images of several unidentified criminal suspects are posted at www.portlandoregon.gov/police/canyouidme

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Fraud Alert: "Grandparent Scam" Costing Victims Thousands of Dollars, iTunes Gift Cards (Photo) - 06/01/16

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind community members, especially seniors, that a common scam known as the "Grandparent Scam" remains active in our community.

Police are encouraging everyone to share this message with family and friends who may fall prey to these scams.

The "Grandparent Scam" has been around for many years and is just one variation of the impostor scams that dupe people into losing thousands of dollars.

The typical scam involves a frantic call from a "grandchild" in trouble, or someone saying the grandchild is in trouble with the law, had an accident, or is detained in a foreign country while on vacation. These calls often come late at night and the callers express urgency and the need for an immediate wire transfer of cash to help the grandchild.

The scammers are very crafty and are very convincing in many cases, so much so that victims truly believe the caller is a relative.

In recent years, some scammers have hacked into social media accounts and will direct message friends and family with a similar and urgent need for emergency money.

The latest version of this scam has the caller asking for cash and iTunes gift cards to be purchased and shared with the caller as bail.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind community members of the following tips to avoid these scams:

* Don't send money. Never wire money out of the country to persons unknown. This includes buying reloadable Visa cards or gift cards.

* Be skeptical. Ask questions that only family members would know - like pet names or favorite foods - without revealing too much personal information.

* Verify information. Check with family members to confirm the locations of grandchildren.

* 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.

* Know where to turn. Victims suffering a financial loss should report incidents to local law enforcement agencies and the Oregon Attorney General's Office, Department of Justice.

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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