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UPDATE: Crash Leaves Pedestrian Fatally Injured on Northeast Portland Highway was Hit and Run - 09/16/19

The Major Crash Team (MCT) has determined that the driver of the suspect vehicle left the scene of the crash, failing to perform the duties of a driver (hit and run). Police are still looking for the suspect and suspect vehicle.

Investigators are following up on leads and no description of the suspect vehicle is being released at this time. However, investigators are hoping to hear from anyone who has information about this crash and has not yet been contacted by police. Please contact the lead investigator Officer David Enz at 503-823-2208 or David.Enz@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 19-319949.

The victim's identity will be released after it is confirmed and family has been notified.

This is the 48th MCT activation and 41st fatality of 2019.

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A pedestrian has been fatally injured in the Cully neighborhood after being struck by a vehicle.

On Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 8:05p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a pedestrian involved crash on Northeast Portland Highway at Northeast 45th Avenue. When they arrived they found the pedestrian lying the road unconscious. Medical arrived and determined that the person had died.

The Major Crash Team is responding to assume the investigation. Information about the vehicle involved is not being released.

Northeast Portland Highway is closed between Northeast 45th Avenue and Northeast 55th Avenue to all traffic. It will likely remain closed for several hours during the investigation.

More information will be released when appropriate to the investigation.

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Assault Being Investigated as Potential Bias Crime, Request For Information From Public - 09/16/19

Portland Police detectives are requesting help from the public as they investigate a potential bias crime that was reported in downtown Portland last week.

On Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 2:30a.m., Central Precinct Officers were dispatched to a report of an assault in a parking lot in the 300 Block of West Burnside Street. When they arrived they located three victims who said they had been assaulted by a group that had left. Officers attempted to locate the suspects but they had already left the area.

Upon investigating, the officers learned that there were elements of the crime the possibly met the criteria for a Bias Crime based on one of the victims being transgendered. Officers notified the Bias Crime Detail and the case is now assigned to a detective.

Investigators are requesting that if anyone was a witness to this incident and has not spoken to police, has information about it, or video evidence, to contact Detective Shaye Samora at Shaye.Samora@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0416 and reference Case #19-314989.

The Bureau investigates all reports of bias-motivated crimes and encourages any member of our community who is the victim of such a crime to contact law enforcement. Under Oregon law, 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, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or national origin. Detectives work to determine whether or not bias elements are present during the reported crime that align with Oregon law as defined in the Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS):

* ORS 166.165 -- Bias crime in the First Degree - https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/166.165
* ORS 166.155 -- Bias crime in the Second Degree - https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/166.155

If you have been the victim of a bias crime assault or you are witnessing one, immediately call 9-1-1. If you have been the victim of a different bias crime and the suspect is no longer present, such as vandalism or graffiti, please call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

To learn more about bias crime investigations and reported bias/hate crime statistics within the City of Portland, please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/77066

Additionally, the City of Portland is a partner in Portland United Against Hate, which is a community initiated partnership of Community Based Organizations, Neighborhood Associations, concerned communities and the City. To learn more, please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/72583

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PPB Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 09/16/19

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 and seeks public comments.

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

2nd Universal Review- 9/16/19 -- 10/16/19
* Directive 640.18 Case Management

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


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Armed Driver Arrested During Weekly Illegal Street Racer Mission (Photo) - 09/16/19

This weekend, extra resources from North Precinct, the Traffic Division and our Air Support Unit patrolled North and Northeast Portland. These directed patrol were conducted on Saturday and Sunday nights and resulted in 17 traffic stops, 1 illegal firearm recovery and 1 arrest.

Suspect arrested:

- Enrique Magana, 47, unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a loaded firearm

Three additional yet separate cases of attempting to elude a police officer will be followed up on after reviewing evidence.

The Portland Police Bureau will continue its efforts in educating community members about the dangers of speed racing. This education will be conducted on our social media platforms and through one-on-one conversations with participants. Enforcement action will also continue against individuals who are suspected of committing these types of crimes.

Irresponsible driving practices can have a deadly outcome. There have been 48 Major Crash Team activations and 41 vehicular related fatalities for 2019.

The Portland Police Traffic Division is committed to providing enforcement and raising awareness regarding traffic safety for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. Each year, traffic officers respond to preventable collisions. These collisions can deeply impact those involved, their families and loved ones. Traffic officers' number one priority is to address behaviors of all road users that might lead to a collision, including speed, impairment, distraction and disobeying signals.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work toward 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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Henry Edwards Jr
Henry Edwards Jr
Victim's Car Tire Shot, Suspect Arrested (Photo) - 09/15/19

Portland Police Officers arrested a suspect after he shot a victim's car tire during a domestic violence incident in the Centennial Neighborhood. Arrested was Henry F. Edwards Jr, 28 (photo).

On Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 2:36 p.m., East Precinct Officers responded to a report of a disturbance involving a male and female in the 3700 block Southeast 166th Place. As they responded they also learned that witnesses heard a sound of a gunshot. When officers arrived, witnesses pointed out a suspect vehicle leaving the scene. Officers stopped the vehicle and arrested the driver, Edwards.

During the investigation, officers determined that during an argument, Edwards fired a gun at the tire of the victim's vehicle, flattening it. They also learned he strangled the victim.

Edwards was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on Domestic Violence charges of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Coercion, Strangulation (2 counts), Menacing, Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm (city code), Interfering with Making a Police Report, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, and Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree.

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Attached Media Files: Henry Edwards Jr
PPB Clarifies Release of Information - 09/12/19

The Public Information Officer is providing a clarification to today's news conference. The Independent Police Review Division reviewed 11,000 text messages. Of those, they determined which were relevant to their investigation. Those texts are included in today's documents that are posted on the Bureau's website: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/79770

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Two Individuals Arrested During Gun Violence Reduction Team Patrol (Photo) - 09/12/19

Tactical Operation Division officers have been conducting focused patrols in the city due to several shootings and firearm recoveries in the past few months. On Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 at 11:15 p.m., these officers were engaging two individuals in the 3300 block of Northeast 82nd Avenue. The pair decided to run from officers and fled into a local business. Officers found the two suspects hiding in the bathroom. A firearm, large amounts of money, a large quantity of heroin and methamphetamine were also found in the bathroom along with additional evidence. Coincidently, each suspect also had warrants for their arrest.

One of the suspects, 44 year-old Elmer E. Hughes, was transported and lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on one count felon in possession of a restricted weapon, resisting arrest and an outstanding warrant. The other suspect, 39 year-old Nicholas M. Prazeau, was lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on a fugitive warrant.

The handgun, money and drugs were seized and put into evidence. The investigation continues with the help of the Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) and more charges pertaining to Mr. Hughes and Mr. Prazeau are expected.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

Online athttps://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Attached Media Files: GunsandMoney.jpg , Prazeau.png , Hughes.png
PPB Releases Investigative File for Internal Investigation Involving Lieutenant - 09/12/19

On Thursday, September 12, 2019, the Portland Police Bureau publicly posted the investigative file related to an investigation of Lieutenant Jeff Niiya and communications he had with members of the public.

This investigation stemmed from a series of news reports following the release of public information derived from two narrowly tailored public records requests. The investigation involved the review of the text messages between Lieutenant Niiya and event organizers from a variety of backgrounds and beliefs.

The investigation was reviewed by investigators with the Independent Police Review (IPR), a Captain, an Assistant Chief, the Police Review Board (which is comprised of community members and PPB members), and the Chief of Police. The Chief's finding on all allegations was "Unfounded," which means: The preponderance of evidence proves the allegation was false or devoid of fact or there was not a credible basis for a possible violation of policy or procedure.

There was not a sustained finding for any allegation at any level of review.

Prior to the completion of the investigation, several opportunities to strengthen and improve were identified and PPB proactively began making improvements without waiting for the investigation to be completed. Some areas of improvement were:

* Sending personnel to Canada in June for training about crowd liaisons,
* Creating and then conducted internal training on August 14 for crowd liaisons,
* Formalizing the expectations of the crowd liaisons with a Standard Operating Procedure,
* And obtaining new uniforms to increase transparency and communication; uniforms were rolled out for the August 17th demonstration.
* PPB is also undergoing a holistic review of its demonstration response by the National Police Foundation. They are reviewing PPB's response to demonstrations to assess tactics, communications, and policy, looking back to 2017.

The IPR investigation resulted in a recommendation for more formalized training.

The documents related to the investigation, including transcripts from interviews and communications between Lieutenant Niiya and a number of event organizers, are being posted so the public can review the material in a transparent manner. These documents and transcripts can be located here:

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/79770

"After an exhaustive review of communications between Lieutenant Jeff Niiya and a variety of community event organizers, I determined the allegations of violations of policy to be unfounded," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "At every level of review there was not a sustained finding. It is important for the public to have the whole picture, which is one reason why we are publicly releasing the investigative files. I appreciate Lieutenant Niiya's professionalism and full cooperation with this investigation. This investigation has helped to shed light on his commitment to facilitate the freedom of speech and assembly for many with the overarching goal of maintaining public safety."

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Detectives Seeking Witnesses Regarding Death Investigation - 09/12/19

In the early morning hours of Wednesday, August 21, 2019, Central Precinct officers responded to a call regarding a body that had been found near Southwest Barbur Boulevard around the Southwest Multnomah Boulevard overpass.

Central Precinct officers located a deceased individual and then requested assistance from our Detective Division, our Forensic Evidence Division and the Medical Examiner's Office.

Detectives are now seeking information from anyone who might have been in the area in those early morning hours who might have witnessed what happened.

No more details can be released at this time due to the need to protect the integrity of the investigation.

If anyone has information pertaining to this incident they are asked to call Detective Travis Law at 503-823-0395.

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PPB and Mayor Holding Press Conference Today - 09/12/19

The Portland Police Bureau will hold a news conference today, September 12, 2019, at 2 p.m. to address the conclusion of the investigation of texts and communications between Lieutenant Jeff Niiya and demonstrations organizers. The news conference will be held in the Justice Center, 14th floor conference room at 1111 SW 2nd Avenue. Mayor Ted Wheeler and Chief Danielle Outlaw will discuss what the investigation found as well as highlight some of the changes in the way the Police Bureau now manages its liaison program.

Media should bring identification and check in at the Central Precinct front desk to be escorted into the building. Media are invited to set up any equipment beginning at 1:30 p.m. An audio box will be available. A sign language interpreter will also be present.

PIO Lieutenant Tina Jones is not able to answer questions prior to the event about the content, but can take logistic questions via email at ppbpio@portlandoregon.gov

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UPDATE: PPB Investigating Shooting-Female Injured - 09/11/19

The adult female who was injured during this shooting is out of surgery and is expected to survive her wound. Preliminary information suggests there was a negligent discharge of a firearm while a handgun was being cleaned.

The handgun has since been taken for safekeeping while the investigation continues. No one has been arrested relating to this incident. Ultimately this case will be reviewed by the Multnomah District Attorney's Office for possible criminal charges.

The bureau would like to remind community members of the four cardinal safety rules of safe gun handling:

* Always treat all firearms as if they were loaded
* Never allow the muzzle of any firearm to point at anything you are not willing to destroy
* Never put your finger near the trigger until you are ready to fire
* Always be sure of your target and what is behind and in front of it

No more information is expected to be released. If PPB hears the victim wants to speak to media, we will pass along her information to interested media.

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Central Precinct Officers responded to a shooting in the 1200 block of Southeast Yamhill Street on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 3:04 p.m. Officers arrived and located an injured female who was transported to an area hospital with what are believed to be life-threatening injuries.

The involved male remains at the scene and is cooperating with officers. The firearm has been recovered. There are no identified on-going risks to the community related to this incident.

It is early in the investigation and officers are looking into the circumstances leading up to the event. If anyone has information, contact non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

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Robbery Suspect Photo
Robbery Detectives Seek Public's Help Identifying Suspect (Photo) - 09/10/19

On August 19, 2019, a robbery was committed where a victim was shot in the leg in the area of Southeast Gladstone Street and Southeast 51st Avenue. Robbery Detectives have been following up on the case and are releasing some photographs and a video in the hopes that the public can assist in identifying the involved suspect.

The video of the involved suspect, who is wearing a black hoody sweatshirt in the video, can be located here: https://youtu.be/2OcZJvGgiDY

Anyone with information about this case can contact Robbery Detective Kenneth Reynolds at (503) 823-0407 or Kenneth.reynolds@portlandoregon.gov

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

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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PPB Investigating Possible Bias Related Assault - 09/09/19

**Correction of criminal code**

On Friday, September 6, 2019, at 10 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the area of Southwest 18th Avenue and Southwest Salmon Street on the report of an assault. The driver of a ride-share vehicle was assaulted by a male passenger. During the assault, the suspect made comments related to the driver's gender identity. The driver sustained non-life threatening injury.

The Portland Police Bureau's Detective Division is continuing the investigation. Anyone with information should contact Bias Crimes Detective Jeff Sharp at 503-823-9773 or at jeff.sharp@portlandoregon.gov

The Bureau investigates all reports of bias-motivated crimes and encourages any member of our community who is the victim of such a crime to contact law enforcement. Under Oregon law, 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, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or national origin. Detectives work to determine whether or not bias elements are present during the reported crime that align with Oregon law as defined in the Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS):

* ORS 166.165 - Bias Crime in the First Degree - https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/166.165
* ORS 166.155 - Bias Crime in the Second Degree - https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/166.155

If you have been the victim of a bias crime assault or you are witnessing one, immediately call 9-1-1. If you have been the victim of a different bias crime and the suspect is no longer present, such as vandalism or graffiti, please call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

To learn more about bias crime investigations and reported bias/hate crime statistics within the City of Portland, please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/77066

Additionally, the City of Portland is a partner in Portland United Against Hate, which is a community initiated partnership of Community Based Organizations, Neighborhood Associations, concerned communities and the City. To learn more, please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/72583

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Continuing To Hold Illegal Street Racers Accountable (Photo) - 09/09/19

This weekend, extra police resources were assigned to focus on North and Northeast Portland regarding criminal street racing activity. These directed patrols were conducted on Saturday and Sunday nights and resulted in sixteen traffic stops, three vehicles towed and four arrests.

Suspects arrested included:

- Welter, Zachary G., 18, one count of reckless driving and one count of reckless endangering

- Toosovich, Cameron E., 19, one count of reckless driving and one count of reckless endangering

- Drazner, Zachary J., 20, two counts of felony elude, one count of reckless driving, two counts of reckless endangering, witness tampering and a probation violation detainer

- Bolivar, Marcus D., 22, one count of reckless driving and a violation of release agreement

The Portland Police Bureau will continue its efforts in educating community members about the dangers of speed racing. This education will be conducted on our social media platforms and through one-on-one conversations with participants. Enforcement action will also continue against individuals who are suspected of committing these types of crimes.

Irresponsible driving practices can have a deadly outcome. There have been 45 Major Crash Team activations for 2019.

The Portland Police Traffic Division is committed to providing enforcement and raising awareness regarding traffic safety for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. Each year, traffic officers respond to preventable collisions. These collisions can deeply impact those involved, their families and loved ones. Traffic officers' number one priority is to address behaviors of all road users that might lead to a collision, including speed, impairment, distraction and disobeying signals.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work toward 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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Seized Gun
Illegally Possessed Guns Seized (Photo) - 09/08/19

Proactive patrol by the Gun Violence Reduction Team continues to get illegally possessed guns off the street. On Friday, September 6, 2019 at 9:07 p.m., officers stopped a stolen car in the 11700 Block of Southeast Stark Street. During the recovery of the car, the officers located and seized a Smith & Wesson handgun (photo). Criminal charges are pending further investigation.

Then at 11:55 p.m., GVRT officers stopped a vehicle in the 13100 block of Southeast Division Street. Inside they located a SAR Arms handgun (photo). Jermyah L. Washington, 20 (photo), was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public (city code).

The Gun Violence Reduction Team is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Fastener Tool
Fastener Tool
Burglary Suspect with Gun Captured After Foot Pursuit (Photo) - 09/07/19

On Friday, September 6, 2019 at 2:07 a.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of an alarm to a business in the 4900 block of Southeast Foster Road. When the officers arrived, they found a man trying to defeat the front door lock using a powder-actuated concrete fastener tool (photo). The man had not been able to make entry.

When challenged by the officers, the suspect took off running and the officers pursued. During the chase, the suspect tossed away a handgun. The suspect was arrested. The handgun was recovered and seized as evidence (photo).

Christopher G. Heil, 27 (photo), was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Escape in the Third Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon, Attempted Burglary, Possession of Burglary Tools, and Theft in the First Degree.

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Attached Media Files: Fastener Tool , Gun , Christopher Heil
Box in 1
Box in 1
UPDATE: Suspected Stolen Dump Truck Spills Gravel, Stopped By Numerous Officers (Photo) - 09/07/19

The suspect has been identified as Craig S. Ferrero, 50 (photo). He was transported by ambulance to a hospital as a precaution, and then transported by PPB officers to jail. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Attempt to Elude by Vehicle (2 counts), Unlawful Use of a Vehicle, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree (3 counts), Reckless Driving, Interfering with Public Transportation, and Reckless Endangering (2 counts).

The investigation is continuing. If anyone was in the area at the time of this incident and believes they were a victim of a crime related to it (and have not already been interviewed by an officer), they are encouraged to make a police report by calling non-emergency dispatch at 503 823 3333 and referencing case number 19-308286. If anyone has video of the incident they would be willing to share with investigators, then please contact Officer Peter Braun at Peter.Braun@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Friday, September 6, 2019 at about 8:00 p.m., Central Precinct officers started receiving calls that there were piles of gravel on I-5 southbound from about the Naito Parkway on-ramp. A short time later, calls came in that a dump truck driving extremely slow on the freeway was spilling gravel out of its tailgate onto the freeway. Officers responded and attempted to stop the truck, but the driver failed to yield.

The truck exited the freeway and turned northbound on Southwest Barbur Boulevard, continuing to leave piles of gravel behind. Officers used several sets of spike strips to deflate the tires, but the truck kept going until several of the tires were completely torn off. When the dump truck stopped on Southwest Barbur Boulevard north of Southwest Capitol Highway, officers used at least 5 police vehicles to box it in (photos).

The driver, who has not been identified, was arrested. Booking charges have not been determined yet. Officers are investigating to verify that the truck was stolen and where it came from.

This was a dangerous situation that required at least 35 officers and sergeants to resolve, including Central Precinct, Air Support Unit, Traffic Division, Transit Division, and Canine Unit. No one was hurt.

Traffic was impacted for several hours, both at the stop location and where the truck left behind gravel on the roadway.

The investigation is continuing. More information will be released when available.

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Attached Media Files: Box in 1 , Box in 2 , Box in 3 , Craig Ferrero
Guns
Guns
Two Guns Seized After GVRT Traffic Stop (Photo) - 09/06/19

Officers with PPB's Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) working proactive patrol seized two guns after a traffic stop this week.

On Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 12:13 a.m., GVRT officers initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle near Southeast 162nd Avenue and Southeast Alder Street. During the stop, officers located two concealed firearms in the vehicle. The firearms (photo) were seized as evidence.

Officers booked Kalemete F. Gase, 32 (photo), into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Possession of a Loaded Firearm In Public (city code).

The Gun Violence Reduction Team is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)


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Attached Media Files: Guns , Kelemete Gase
Freddie Hernandez-Garcia
Freddie Hernandez-Garcia
Restaurant Manager Stabbed, Suspect Arrested (Photo) - 09/06/19

On Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 3:58 p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a stabbing at a restaurant in the 9100 Block of Southeast Powell Boulevard. When they arrived they located a victim with a serious, but non life-threatening wound to an arm. The officer applied a tourniquet to control the bleeding and the victim was transported by ambulance to the hospital.

A description of the suspect was broadcast to other officers. A short time later, officers located the suspect nearby and arrested him. Assault detectives responded to assist with the investigation. They determined the suspect used a knife to cut the restaurant manager after the manager told the suspect to leave the business.

Freddie Hernandez-Garcia, 39, of Portland (photo), was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Assault in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. A knife was seized as evidence.

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Attached Media Files: Freddie Hernandez-Garcia
Oxenreider Photo
Oxenreider Photo
Victim of Fire-Related Death Identified (Photo) - 09/06/19

The woman who died on Thursday at the hospital following exposure to a fire in an apartment building has been identified as 26 year-old Sarah Oxenreider. Her family has shared a photograph and has been notified.

This is an active investigation. The Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Division is soliciting tips regarding the circumstances of the fire. If anyone has information about this fire or the circumstances leading up to it, please contact Detective Brad Clifton at (503) 823-0696 or at brad.clifton@portlandpolice.org or Detective Mark Slater at (503) 823-9319 or mark.slater@portlandoregon.gov

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The female who was rescued by Portland Fire & Rescue firefighters from an apartment in the 3900 block of North Albina Street on Sunday, September 1, 2019, has died at an area hospital. The fire was reported at 1:42 a.m. Sunday morning.

The Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Detective Division is collaborating with Arson Investigators from the Portland Fire Bureau and ATF to investigate this death. We are asking for the public's help with tips. If anyone has information about this fire or the circumstances leading up to it, please contact Detective Brad Clifton at (503) 823-0696 or at brad.clifton@portlandpolice.org or Detective Mark Slater at (503) 823-9319 or mark.slater@portlandoregon.gov

The identity of the victim will be released after the autopsy and next of kin are notified. There is no further information for release at this time.

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Attached Media Files: Oxenreider Photo
Gun, Drugs, Money
Gun, Drugs, Money
Traffic Stop Yields Drug, Cash, and Gun (Photo) - 09/06/19

A traffic stop by Portland Police East Precinct's Street Crimes Unit (SCU) yielded a large amount of money, drugs, and a gun.

On Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 9:08 a.m., two officers initiated a traffic stop at Southeast 92nd Avenue and Southeast Stark Street. After developing probable cause to arrest the driver, the officers attempted to place him into handcuffs. He began fighting, finally pushing an officer and running away on foot. He was soon taken into custody after a scuffle.

In the vehicle, the officers located a loaded handgun and extra magazines, over 3 pounds of methamphetamine, 3 ounces of heroin, and over $11,000 in cash. The gun was located near the driver's seat but the suspect did not draw it on officers. The items (photos) were seized as evidence.

The suspect, Aaron Key III, 28 (photo), of Portland, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on a federal law enforcement hold, with further criminal charges pending.

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PPB Partners With Oregon Impact, ODOT, and PBOT for Crosswalk Mission - 09/05/19

During the months of July and August, 2019, PPB Traffic Division Officers along with Oregon Impact, ODOT, and PBOT partners contacted numerous drivers and pedestrians related to sharing the road in and around crosswalks.

During these months officers have worked sections of Naito Parkway, Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, and Southeast Foster Road. The drivers and pedestrians were provided with educational materials, warnings, safety classes in lieu of citations, and citations depending upon circumstances.

So far in 2019 the Portland Police Bureau has responded to 40 traffic related fatalities.

The Portland Police Traffic Division is committed to providing enforcement and raising awareness regarding traffic safety for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. Each year, traffic officers respond to preventable collisions. These collisions can deeply impact those involved, their families and loved ones. Traffic officers' number one priority is to address behaviors of all road users that might lead to a collision, including speed, impairment, distraction, and disobeying signals.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work toward 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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Overnight Stabbing Investigation in Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood - 09/05/19

On Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 4:39a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast 136th Avenue and Southeast Stark Street on a report of a stabbing. Officers arrived in the area and located a victim suffering from an apparent stab wound. The victim was transported by ambulance to an area hospital. The condition of the victim is not available at this time. No arrests have been made.

The Portland Police Bureau's Assault Detectives will assume the investigation. Anyone with information about this stabbing is encouraged to contact the police non-emergency line at (503)823-3333.

No additional information is available at this time.

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Stabbing Investigation Underway in Old Town - 09/04/19

On Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 9:34p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of a stabbing in the area of Northwest Naito Parkway and Northwest Davis Street. Officers arrived and located a victim who had been stabbed. The victim was transported by ambulance to an area hospital. The suspect was quickly located nearby and taken into custody.

The Portland Police Bureau's Assault Detectives are responding to the scene to assume the investigation. Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the police non-emergency line at (503)823-3333.

No additional information is available at this time.

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PPB Releases New Podcast on Sex Assaults (Photo) - 09/04/19

The Portland Police Bureau has released a new podcast regarding sexual assaults in our community. Sex Crimes Unit Detective Supervisor Molly Daul and Victim Advocate Patricia Barrera discuss what happens after someone reports a sexual assault and how important the Unit's victim-centered approach is. https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/741214

The Police Bureau continues to add podcasts monthly and episodes can be downloaded from all the popular podcast directories. The Bureau has released podcasts regarding demonstrations; hiring and recruiting; traffic; the Behavioral Health Unit; and interviews with the Precinct Commanders.

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Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 09/04/19

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 and seeks public comments.

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

1st Universal Review- 9/3/19 -- 9/18/19
* Directive 870.25, Temporary Holding Rooms

2nd Universal Review- 9/3/19 -- 10/3/19
* Directive 750.00, Bureau Cooperation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Joint Terrorism Task Force

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


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Another Individual With A Handgun Arrested During Gun Violence Reduction Patrol (Photo) - 09/04/19

Tactical Operation Division officers have been conducting focused patrols in the city due to several shootings and firearm recoveries in the past few months. On Thursday, August 27th, 2019, while engaging a group of individuals in the 8200 block of Northeast Klickitat Street, an individual ran from officers. The suspect, 31 year-old Trenal Clark, was quickly stopped and a handgun was found. It was later determined that the handgun was listed as stolen out of Bend, Oregon.

Mr. Clark was transported and lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on one count of unlawful possession of a firearm, one count of possession of a loaded firearm in public (Portland City Code), theft in the first degree, interfering with a police officer, criminal trespass in the second degree and criminal mischief in the second degree.

Authorities in Bend were notified of this recovery.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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UPDATE: Shooting With Injury in Montavilla Neighborhood, Traffic #ALERT for Street Closure - 09/03/19

The investigation continues into last night's shooting incident. The medical examiner determined that 41 year-old Denise Elliott died from a gunshot wound.

No more information will be released tonight.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762 or Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319.

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 this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Portland Police are on scene of a shooting with injury in the Montavilla Neighborhood. On Monday, September 2, 2019 at 11:24 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of a shots fired in the 9200 Block of Southeast Main Street. When they arrived they discovered a person with injuries related to the shooting. The suspect or suspects left before police arrived and have not been located. There is no suspect information available. Information about the victim and severity of the injuries are not being released at this time.

Officers, detectives, and criminalists are on scene collecting evidence and conducting interviews. While that work proceeds, Southeast 92nd Avenue between Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard and Southeast Taylor Street is closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

This investigation is in its early stages. More information will be released when appropriate. Investigators would like to hear from anyone with information about this incident. Please call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333 and reference case number 19-303052.

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Portland Police Bureau And Partners Celebrate Successes Of The Holladay Park Safety Plan - 09/03/19

Community Members and the City of Portland are celebrating the success of the Holladay Park Safety Plan. This community-led effort has produced enthusiastic community feedback and dramatically reduced crime and nuisance behavior in and around the popular Northeast Portland park.

The Holladay Park Safety Plan was developed to keep the park an enjoyable destination for families, commuters, tourists, and all park visitors. This linked graph, https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/741014 shows the clear and positive effect the plan has had for the park.

The crime statistics, compiled by PPB's Strategic Services Division, compared data from May 5, 2019 through August 31, 2019 to the same period during the prior year. Calls for service went down significantly, including a 44% decrease in thefts, a 34% decrease in assaults and a 30% decrease in disturbances.

"Holladay Park is a welcoming and inviting space for families of all people for all ages," says Vicente Harrison, Security and Emergency Manager for Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R). "And the collaboration with City community partners helps us work together to keep it that way. Portland Parks & Recreation and all of us in the Rose City are thankful for the partnership and invite people to enjoy the Holladay Park fountain, the pathways, gorgeous trees, flowers, and more in one of the first parks developed in the PP&R system."

"I am proud of SOLVE's contribution to this effort," said Kris Carico, xxx of SOLVE. "We work hard to bring communities together, so these results are incredibly rewarding. SOLVE will continue to work in the Lloyd District throughout the year, encouraging volunteers to join our cleanup events."

The community will celebrate the end of summer with a final park barbeque. Members of the community and the media are invited to meet in the park on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at 2:30pm, to meet and engage with the various partners.

Those partners who were instrumental in the creation of this plan include: the Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church, SOLVE, Portland Parks & Recreation, Office of Youth Violence Prevention. Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, Portland OIC, Portland Public Schools, Transit Police Division, Bonneville Power Administration, Federal Protective Services, Portland Police Bureau, Providence Health Care, Connected, Church of Scientology, Portland 5, Lloyd EcoDistrict and Oregon Youth Authority.

"Thank you to all the individuals and organizations that were involved with this successful community policing plan," said Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw. "This effort demonstrates what can be accomplished when community members, city partners, and officers work together to help improve safety and livability in our neighborhoods."

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Six Suspects Arrested Over Holiday Weekend For Gun Related Crimes (Photo) - 09/03/19

Over the holiday weekend, the Gun Violence Reducation Team responded to at least eight incidents. The team recovered six firearms resulting in charges for each gun recovered.

Those arrested include:

Josiah Cormona, 18, unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a loaded firearm

Eric Espiritu-villaneu, 21, unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a loaded firearm

Bennie London, 22, possession of a loaded firearm, felon in possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of a firearm and assault warrant

Aronte Kerney, 25, possession of a loaded firearm and felon in possession of a firearm

Jaron Cuie, 26, attempt murder, assault in the first degree and unlawful use of a weapon

Erick Butler, 28, parole violation

We are emphasizing these cases in particular because there is a high probability that the arrests prevented further violence during the holiday weekend. Specifics about each matter will be released when appropriate.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Juvenile Injured by Gunfire in St. Johns Neighborhood - 09/03/19

The Portland Police Bureau is investigating after a 15-year-old male suffered injuries from a shooting in the St. Johns Neighborhood. On Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 1:44 a.m., North Precinct officers were called to Pier Park on a report of gunshots being heard. In the 9600 Block of North Seneca Street they found a 15-year-old male with gunshot injuries that are believed to be non-life threatening. He was transported to the hospital for treatment.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team is assisting with the investigation. If anyone has information about the shooting, they're asked to call police non-emergency dispatch at 503-823-3333 and reference case number 19-303134.

The investigation is in its early stages and more information will be released when appropriate.

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Crash Involving SUV and Scooter Results in Fatality - 09/02/19

A scooter rider involved in a crash on Friday evening has died from injuries sustained.

On Friday, August 30, 2019 at 8:43p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a crash at Northeast Tillamook Street and Northeast 40th Avenue. When they arrived they found both vehicles still on scene, a PGO motor scooter and a Ford Expedition SUV. The scooter rider, who was wearing a helmet, was seriously injured and transported to the hospital by ambulance. Initially her injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. The driver of the SUV, who was not injured, remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.

Officers from North Precinct and the Traffic Division determined that the SUV turned in front of the scooter and they struck each other head-on. Officers issued the SUV driver a citation for Improperly Executed Left Turn. Officers found no signs of impairment or distraction.

Later, officers learned that the scooter rider died in surgery. She is identified as Susan V. Bartlett, 66, of Portland. Her family has been notified of her death.

There have been 45 Major Crash Team activations and 36 traffic related fatalities for 2019.

The Portland Police Traffic Division is committed to providing enforcement and raising awareness regarding traffic safety for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. Each year, traffic officers respond to preventable collisions. These collisions can deeply impact those involved, their families and loved ones. Traffic officers' number one priority is to address behaviors of all road users that might lead to a collision, including speed, impairment, distraction, and disobeying signals.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work toward 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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Street Racers are a Continued Focus (Photo) - 09/02/19

Over the weekend, special detail units from PPB were again dedicated to combating dangerous illegal street racing activity, primarily focused on North and Northeast Portland. This directed patrol resulted in 68 traffic stops, one towed vehicle (photo), and one arrest.

Nathan M. Hixson (photo), 22, of Vancouver, WA, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Reckless Driving and Reckless Endangering.

In another stop, the special detail officers located and seized a loaded handgun (photo).

The Portland Police Bureau will continue its efforts in educating community members about the dangers of speed racing. This education will be conducted on our social media platforms and through one-on-one conversations with participants. Enforcement action will also continue against individuals who are suspected of committing these types of crimes.

Irresponsible driving practices can have a deadly outcome. There have been at least 45 activations of PPB's Major Crash Team and 35 traffic related fatalities within the City of Portland this year.

The Portland Police Traffic Division is committed to providing enforcement and raising awareness regarding traffic safety for vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Each year, traffic officers respond to preventable collisions. These collisions can deeply impact those involved, their families and loved ones. Traffic officers' number one priority is to address behaviors of all road users that might lead to a collision, including speed, impairment, distraction, and disobeying signals.

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

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

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Attached Media Files: Towed vehicle , Nathan Hixson , Seized Gun
Gunshot Patient Checks Self into Hospital After Shooting in the Montavilla Neighborhood - 09/01/19

On September 1, 2019 at 12:43p.m., East Precinct officers responded to Providence Portland Hospital at 4805 Northeast Glisan Street on a report that an adult male patient came in with a gunshot wound. Before officers arrived, they learned that the patient was being transferred by ambulance to Emanuel Hospital at 2801 North Gantenbein Avenue. North Precinct officers responded there and made contact with the patient. The injuries appear to be non-life threatening.

After investigating they were led to a house in the 300 block of Northeast 78th Avenue. East Precinct officers located evidence of a shooting there. The Gun Violence Reduction Team has responded to assume the investigation and determine the circumstances behind the shooting. During the investigation, Northeast 78th Avenue is blocked between Northeast Glisan Street and Northeast Everett Street.

This is the third shooting related incident at that location in the past week.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.
Submit an anonymous tip:
Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.
Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823
Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Traffic Stop Leads to an Illegally Possessed Gun in Entertainment District (Photo) - 08/31/19

On Friday, August 30, 2019 at 11:19 p.m., Central Precinct officers assigned to the Entertainment District initiated a traffic stop on a stolen vehicle in the area of Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Harvey Milk Street. The driver, Lance S. Palmer, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Officers located a loaded firearm in the vehicle (photo).

Palmer (photo), 54, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on his warrant as well as charges of Felon In Possession of a Firearm, Felony Possession of Cocaine, Unlawful Use of a Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon, and Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public (city code).

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Attached Media Files: Gun , Lance Palmer
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CORRECTION: Shooting Investigation in Portland's Centennial Neighborhood -- Deceased Identified (Photo) - 08/31/19

CORRECTION: Ms. Nettleton's age was incorrect in the original release. She was 19 years old.

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Ms. Nettleton's family is open to media contact. Interested members of the press can e-mail the PPB Communications Unit at ppbpio@portlandoregon.gov for contact information.

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The Medical Examiner is identifying the deceased victim in Friday's shooting investigation in the Centennial neighborhood. Logan K. Nettleton, 19, of Portland, was killed in the incident. The Medical Examiner has completed an autopsy. The cause of death was determined to be gun shots and the manner was homicide.

No information about the other victim is being released at this time. As this is an ongoing investigation, no further details will be provided.

The investigation into this case is continuing by detectives from the Portland Police Homicide Unit. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457 Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Anthony Merrill 503-823-4033 Anthony.Merrill@portlandoregon.gov.

Ms. Nettleton's family has asked that the attached photograph of her be released to the public.

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On Friday August 30, 2019 at 3:33a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the area of Southeast 174th Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard on a report of a shooting. Officers arrived at the location and found an adult female with a gunshot wound. The female was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers also located a second victim, an adult male, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The male was transported to an area hospital for treatment to life threatening injuries.

There was a young child in the residence at the time of the shooting. The child is safe with officers and was not harmed.

Officers searched the area for the suspect(s). At this time, no arrests have been made in connection to this shooting.

The Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Detail is responding to assist with the investigation. Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact the police non-emergency phone number at (503)823-3333.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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Attached Media Files: Logan Nettleton
Shots Fired into an Occupied House in Montavilla Neighborhood, No Injuries - 08/31/19

On Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 3:51a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a shots fired call in the Montavilla neighborhood. They located evidence of gunfire into a house in the 300 block of Northeast 78th Avenue. There were people in the home at the time, but officers confirmed no one had been injured. The suspect or suspects left the area before police arrived.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team responded to assist in the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division also responded to collect evidence.

There is no suspect description to release at this time. The investigation is continuing.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Shots Fired at Occupied Vehicle in the Montavilla Neighborhood, No Injuries - 08/31/19

On Friday, August 30, 2019 at 9:30p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of shots heard in the area of Southeast 94th Avenue and Southeast Salmon Court in the Montavilla Neighborhood. When they arrived they located evidence of gunfire, but no suspect or victim. A short time later, a female adult victim called in saying that she had been shot at and left the area for safety.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) responded to assist with the investigation. Officers talked to the victim. She said she was attempting to pull her car out of a curbside parking spot into the lane of travel when she realized another car was coming the other way. There was not enough room on the narrow roadway for both cars to pass at the same time, so she flashed her headlights at the car to signal it to go ahead. She noticed the car backing up and so she pulled out, but then someone in the suspect car started shooting at her. The suspect car then left the area.

There was one bullet strike found on her vehicle. She was not injured.

There is no suspect information available. If anyone has any information or video of this incident and has not been contacted by police, they're asked to call 503-823-4106 or email information to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov. Reference case number 19-299090.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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UPDATE: Stabbing Investigation Underway In The Lloyd District, One Person Injured (Photo) - 08/30/19

Assault detectives and North Precinct officers have completed their initial investigation of the stabbing. They believe that an employee of a restaurant was on a break in the parking lot when he was approached by the suspect, whom he did not know. The victim was stabbed multiple times. The suspect then walked to his vehicle in the parking lot, where he was arrested by officers. A knife was recovered.

The victim's injuries are considered non-life threatening.

29-year-old Jordan D. Powell-Mathewson (photo), of Beaverton, was booked in the Multnomah County Detention Center and charged with Assault in the Second Degree.

Detectives are still interested in gathering more information about this incident. If anyone has information or video and has not been interviewed by police, please contact Detective Jeff Sharp at 503 823 9773 or jeff.sharp@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Friday, August 30th, 2019 at 1:21 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 700 block of Northeast Weidler Street on reports that someone was stabbed in the area. When officers arrived they found an adult male victim with a stab wound. He was transported to a hospital by ambulance with an injury that is believed to be non-life threatening.

A suspect has been detained in this incident and therefore there is no threat to the community.

Officers have secured the crime scene and detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Assault Detail are assisting in the investigation.

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

The PIO is not responding to the scene. An update will be provided if appropriate to the investigation.

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Attached Media Files: Jordan Powell-Mathewson
Another Suspect Arrested Relating To August 17th Demonstrations - 08/30/19

On Wednesday, August 28th, 2019, 24 year-old Hannah M. Ahern was arrested by Portland Police investigators in Tigard, Oregon. This probable cause arrest was a result of an investigation involving the disturbance that occurred near Southwest Oak Street and Southwest 3rd Avenue. Ms. Ahern was given a criminal citation in Tigard. The citation was for one count of disorderly conduct in the second degree.

This is the fifteenth arrest relating to the August 17th demonstrations.

This is still an on-going investigation and no further details are available for release at this time.

Detectives continue to actively work several cases related to the May 1st, June 29th and August 17th demonstrations. If anyone has information related to crimes committed on those dates, they are encouraged to contact the Portland Police Bureau at crimetips@portlandoregon.gov Demonstrations.

For persons wishing to remain anonymous, tips can be provided to Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

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

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Suspect In Custody Relating To August 17th Demonstrations (Photo) - 08/30/19

On Tuesday, August 27th, 2019, 33 year-old Antonio S. Zamora was arrested by Portland Police detectives in Northeast Portland. This probable cause arrest was a result of an investigation involving the August 17th demonstrations; specifically the disturbance that occurred on Southwest Naito Parkway near the Morrison Bridge. Mr. Zamora was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on one charge of riot, disorderly conduct in the second degree and criminal mischief in the second degree.

This is an on-going investigation and no further details are available for release at this time.

Detectives continue to actively work several cases related to the May 1st, June 29th and August 17th demonstrations. If anyone has information related to crimes committed on those dates, they are encouraged to contact the Portland Police Bureau at crimetips@portlandoregon.gov Demonstrations

For persons wishing to remain anonymous, tips can be provided to Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

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

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Individual With Gun Arrested During Gun Violence Reduction Patrol (Photo) - 08/29/19

Tactical Operation Division officers have been conducting focused patrols in Portland due to several shootings and firearm recoveries in the past few months. While engaging a group of individuals in the 300 block of Southeast 160th Avenue, an individual ran from officers after the officers asked about weapons. The subject, 18 year-old Josiah Tate Cormona, was quickly stopped and a handgun was found tucked into his front waistband.

Mr. Cormona was transported and lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on one count of unlawful possession of a firearm and on one count of possession of a loaded firearm in public (Portland City Code).

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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UPDATE: Traffic Investigators Following Up On Fatal Crash - 08/29/19

The traffic investigators concluded that speed and alcohol were likely factors in the crash.

The driver of the motorcycle was identified as 35 year-old John R. Shenfield of Portland, Oregon.

The Port of Portland Police Department is the primary agency of this incident. Please refer any questions relating to this crash to the Port of Portland.

This was the 45th activation of PPB's Major Crash Team and 35th traffic related fatality within the City of Portland this year.

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This morning, August 28th, at 1:35 a.m. the Port of Portland Police Department attempted to contact a motorcyclist by initiating a traffic stop near Northeast 138th Avenue and Northeast Airport Way. The motorcyclist sped away from the officer. Port officers then located the crashed motorcycle and driver near the intersection of Northeast 148th Avenue and Northeast Airport Way during an area check. The driver of the motorcycle, an adult male, was pronounced dead by responders.

The Port of Portland requested the assistance of North Precinct officers and PPB's Major Crash Team to assist in the traffic investigation. The roads have since been opened back up to traffic. As of now, there is no more information to be released regarding PPB's crash investigation.

The Port of Portland Police Department is the primary agency for this incident. Please refer questions relating to this incident to the Port of Portland.

This was the 45th activation of PPB's Major Crash Team and 35th traffic related fatality within the City of Portland this year.

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Hit and Run Crash Injures Two Pedestrians, Suspect Outstanding - 08/29/19

On Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 at 10:30 p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a hit and run crash on Southeast Powell Boulevard under I-205. Through the traffic investigation, officers learned:

A white SUV was driving recklessly northbound on Southeast 92nd Avenue and turned eastbound on Southeast Powell Boulevard. While driving under I-205, the reckless driver rear-ended a vehicle stopped at the light, launching the suspect vehicle up onto the southern sidewalk where several houseless community members had set up camp. The reckless driver then drove away striking two of the community members, fleeing in the vehicle eastbound on Southeast Powell Boulevard. The victim from the rear-end crash followed the suspect but lost sight of him soon after.

Witness descriptions varied from a CRV, Toyota SUV and one reported a Chevy S10 Blazer. All reported a white vehicle; unknown driver description.

The victim of the rear-end collision was not injured. However, the two pedestrians that were on the sidewalk were injured. Both were transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

It is unknown if anyone involved wants to talk to media.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call non-emergency at 503-823-3333.

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Update: Traffic #ALERT: Major Crash Team Activation - 08/29/19

I-405 has since reopened. The investigation revealed the adult female jumped from the overpass and was struck by a moving vehicle. Family is requesting privacy. No more updates are expected.

This was the 46th activation of the Major Crash Team for 2019.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. The Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center is available 24 hours a day at 503-988-4888.

If you or someone you know is in mental health crisis please visit Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare's Urgent Walk-In Clinic. The clinic is located at 4212 SE Division and is open from 7am to 10:30pm, 7 days a week. Services are free and available to individuals of all ages. Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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###Original Message###
The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the area of northbound I-405 to assist Central Precinct officers in a traffic crash investigation involving an adult female who fell off an overpass near the Burnside Street overpass. I-405 northbound is closed for at least 3 hours.

No additional information is available at this time. An updated news release will be pushed out as investigators learn more.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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Following Up On Shooting Incident In The Mt. Tabor Neighborhood, No Injuries - 08/28/19

On Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 at 6:08 p.m. East Precinct officers responded to Mt. Tabor Park on the report of shots being fired. Officers arrived on scene and found evidence of gunfire along with three individuals involved with the incident.

Officers asked for robbery detectives to assist in the investigation as it appears the suspects were involved in an earlier carjacking in Southwest Portland at the Barbur Boulevard Transit Center. Investigators gathered that the victim of the carjacking was bound with restraints and driven to Mt. Tabor Park in the carjacked vehicle. The shooting occurred after two parkgoers saw the bound individual outside of the stolen car and asked what was going on.

After the shooting, the suspects drove away. The suspects are described as two black males in their late twenties driving the stolen black 2007 BMW 525 with an Oregon plate of 001DDR.

Again, the carjacking victim and the two parkgoers were not injured.

Detectives are actively working this incident. An update will be provided if appropriate to the investigation.

If anyone has information regarding this incident and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to call Portland Police Detective Ken Reynolds at 503-823-0400.

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#ALERT: Shooting Investigation Underway In The Montavilla Neighborhood - 08/27/19

On Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 4:38 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast Glisan Street and Northeast 78th Avenue on reports that shots were fired in the area. When officers arrived they found evidence of gunfire. As of now, no victims have been located.

Preliminary information suggests the shooting happened after an altercation. The suspect or suspects left the area before police arrived.

Officers have secured the crime scene and the Gun Violence Reduction Team is responding to assist in the investigation. Traffic is affected in the area and Northeast 78th Avenue will be closed for at least two hours.

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

The PIO is not responding to the scene. An update will be provided if appropriate to the investigation.

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PPB Conducts Back to School Safety Enforcement Missions (Photo) - 08/27/19

****Media opportunity: August 28, 2019, 8 a.m.-8:45 a.m.; Creston Elementary School, located at 4701 SE Bush Street, Portland, OR****


The Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division, Youth Services Division and its three precincts are focused on back to school missions to help keep Portland's students safe as they return to school this week.

Portland Public School students and some private and charter schools are scheduled to go back to school on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, while other local school districts, (e.g.: David Douglas, Centennial, Reynolds, Parkrose) will begin after Labor Day.

To increase awareness of the start of the school year, the Portland Police Bureau will be conducting high visibility patrols around all schools as part of its annual "Back to School" safety campaign.

This campaign will kick off on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., at Creston Elementary, located at 4701 SE Bush Street. Officers from the Traffic Division and Youth Services Division will welcome students to school and highlight traffic safety around schools.

The Portland Police Bureau Youth Services Division, Traffic Division and precinct patrol officers will be providing a highly visible police presence in and around local schools. Officers, including Photo Radar Units, will be enforcing traffic laws in these zones to reduce the number of crashes in school zones and to create a safe environment for students returning to school. There will be emphasis placed on traffic safety and traffic education for the students, bicyclists and drivers of motorized vehicles during the morning hours when students arrive at their schools and in the afternoon hours when the schools dismiss their students.

Please remember:
* If you're driving, obey the 20 mph speed limit in school zones
* Be vigilant about children crossing the street
* If you're a parent, consider walking or biking to school with your students where possible to reduce congestion

Remind children to:
* Never walk while texting or talking on the phone
* If texting, move out of the way of others and stop on the sidewalk
* Never cross the street while using an electronic device
* Do not walk with headphones on
* Be aware of their surroundings

Watch for school buses as well. Remember that drivers cannot pass a school bus when the red lights are flashing -- even when the school bus is coming from the other direction on a four-lane highway with a painted center median strip or a center turn lane. All vehicles must stop and remain stopped as long as red lights are flashing. There is one exception to this law - if you are on a divided highway with two sides separated by an unpaved median strip or barrier, you must stop only if you are on the same side as the bus.

About the Youth Services Division
The Portland Police Youth Services Division's School Resource Officers provides services to all school districts, which includes approximately 200 schools in 7 school districts (not including private and charter schools). The Bureau's 12 School Resource Officers service the approximately 100,000 students.

Each SRO has obtained the basic and advanced certification courses by the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO). In addition to this national and regional training, Portland's SROs also attended Oregon training hosted by the Oregon School Resource Officers Association (OSROA).

For more information about School Resource Officers, visit: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/30569

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Portland Police Bureau Continues To Hold Illegal Street Racers Accountable (Photo) - 08/27/19

This weekend, extra police resources were assigned to focus on North and Northeast Portland regarding street racing activity. This directed patrol was conducted on Sunday night and resulted in eighteen traffic stops, three towed vehicles and two arrests.

Suspects arrested included:
- 18 year-old Harley Johnathan Martinez-Malcon for two counts each of reckless endangering and reckless driving
- 18 year-old Emily Morgan for reckless driving and reckless endangering

The Portland Police Bureau will continue its efforts in educating community members about the dangers of speed racing. This education will be conducted on our social media platforms and through one-on-one conversations with participants. Enforcement action will also continue against individuals who are suspected of committing these types of crimes.

Irresponsible driving practices can have a deadly outcome. There have been at least 42 activations of PPB's Major Crash Team and 35 traffic related fatalities within the City of Portland this year.

The Portland Police Traffic Division is committed to providing enforcement and raising awareness regarding traffic safety for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. Each year, traffic officers respond to preventable collisions. These collisions can deeply impact those involved, their families and loved ones. Traffic officers' number one priority is to address behaviors of all road users that might lead to a collision, including speed, impairment, distraction and disobeying signals.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work toward 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: Suspect Identified After Threats with Chain and Knife (Photo) - 08/25/19

The suspect is Christopher M. Hall, 38 (photo). He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Attempted Aggravated Murder, Kidnap in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Resist Arrest, Menacing, Theft in the Third Degree, and Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree.

Investigators learned during the arrest that, after Hall dropped the knife and tried to run again, a passerby saw what was happening, grabbed Hall, and assisted officers in making the arrest.

While we do not recommend community members become involved in making arrests for safety reasons, we appreciate the assistance and are grateful that no one was seriously injured or killed during this incident.

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An adult male suspect is in custody after threatening both police and citizens with weapons in the Northwest District Neighborhood.

Central Precinct officers responded to a report of a man trying to break into the back door of a church in the 100 Block of Northwest 19th Avenue. As officers responded, they were informed that the suspect had a chain and was chasing people with it.

Officers arrived, located the suspect and they saw he was carrying a heavy chain with a padlock (photo). He ran from officers, but then turned around and swung the chain at them. He continued running and additional officers arrived. They caught up with the suspect near West Burnside Street and Northwest 18th Avenue. The suspect produced a knife (photo), grabbed a female passerby, and threatened her with the knife. Officers challenged the suspect and were able to convince him to drop the knife. There was a struggle and an officer utilized a Conducted Electrical Weapon (CEW or Taser) on the suspect. He was arrested.

Detectives are responding to conduct an investigation. The suspect's identity is not being released until he is charged with a crime.

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Attached Media Files: Chain with padlock , Knife , Christopher Hall
Shots Fired in Motel Room, Victim Grazed - 08/25/19

On Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 3:58 a.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a motel in the 3600 block of Northeast 82nd Avenue on a report of shots fired. When officers arrived, they found evidence of gunfire and a victim with a graze wound. The victim was transported to a hospital by ambulance with a non-life threatening injury. Officers secured the crime scene. It did not affect any traffic in the area.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team responded to assume the investigation. Investigators determined that a suspect fired the shots and then left before police arrived. Detectives are still investigating and are interested in hearing from anyone with information about this incident.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Shots Fired in King Neighborhood, One Victim Injured - 08/25/19

On Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 3:27 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast Alberta Street and Northeast 12th Avenue on reports of shots in the area. When they arrived they found an adult male victim with a gunshot wound. He was transported to a hospital by ambulance with an injury that is believed to be non-life threatening.

Preliminary information suggests the shooting happened after an altercation. The suspect or suspects left the area before police arrived.

Officers have secured the crime scene and the Gun Violence Reduction Team is responding to assume the investigation. Northeast Alberta Street is closed to all traffic between Northeast 12th Avenue and Northeast 13th Avenue.

If anyone has information about the shooting and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333 and reference case number 19-291752.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. No further updates at this time.

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Suspect Arrested After Shots Fired in King, Vernon, and Concordia Neighborhoods (Photo) - 08/23/19

On Friday, August 23, 2019 at 2:52 p.m., North Precinct Officers were dispatched to the area of Northeast 15th Avenue and Northeast Alberta Street in the Vernon Neighborhood on a report of shots being heard. Officers searched the area but were unable to find any suspects or evidence of gunfire.

A few minutes later, officers responded to another call of shots heard near Northeast 29th Avenue and Northeast Alberta Street in the Concordia Neighborhood. A suspect description was given out. An officer was able to locate a suspect matching the description near Northeast 48th Avenue and Northeast Killingsworth Street.

Officers challenged the suspect. He was compliant and taken into custody. A handgun was recovered (photo). Officers conducted an investigation and were able to locate a bullet strike to a home in the 1000 block of Northeast Alberta Street in the King Neighborhood. Witnesses indicated the other shots appeared to be aimed up in the air. No one reported any injuries.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team responded to assist with the investigation. The suspect is identified as Malcolm K. Menefee, 26 (photo). He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Unlawful Use of a Weapon (2 counts), Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Reckless Endangerment, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree (2 counts) and city code crimes Possession of a Loaded Firearm in a Public Place and Discharge of a Firearm in City (2 Counts).

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Attached Media Files: Gun , Malcolm Menefee
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UPDATE #3: PPB's Major Crash Team Responding to Crash in East Portland (Photo) - 08/23/19

The victim is Elena Davkina, 48, of Gresham. Her family has been notified.

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The suspect who was arrested in relation to this crash has been identified as Zodiac P Clark, 22. He was lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on manslaughter, reckless driving and DUII charges.

The victim has not been identified as her family is still being notified.

The Portland Police Traffic Division is committed to providing enforcement and raising awareness regarding traffic safety for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. Each year, traffic officers respond to preventable collisions. These collisions can deeply impact those involved, their families and loved ones. Traffic officers' number one priority is to address behaviors of all road users that might lead to a collision, including speed, impairment, distraction and disobeying signals.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work toward 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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The Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division continues to investigate this morning's crash. The driver, an adult female, has died at an area hospital. Her identity will be released after the family has been notified.

One person has been arrested in connection to the crash. The suspect's identity and charges will be released after they are booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center. Southeast Division Street is now open.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the area of Southeast Division Street and Southeast 112th Avenue to assist with a traffic crash investigation.

Southeast Division Street is closed in both directions from Southeast 111th Avenue to 117th Avenues and is expected to remain so for 4-6 hours. 112th Avenue is closed one block North and South of Division Street.

The crash involved two vehicles. One driver was transported to an area hospital with what are believed to be life-threatening injuries. The other driver remained at the scene. No additional information is available at this time.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

If anyone has information about this crash, please call non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

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UPDATE: Victim Identified in I-5 Fatal Crash - 08/23/19

The driver killed in Wednesday night's crash has been identified as 50-year-old Tony Richard Mack. The next of kin has been notified.

Investigators believe the semi-truck was traveling northbound on I-5 when it lost control and crashed into a metal structure that traverses I-5 holding directional signs for the freeway traffic. The driver died at the scene. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

We do not anticipate any more updates.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE###

The Portland Police Bureau's Major Crash Team is responding to northbound I-5 near the Southwest Barbur Boulevard exit to conduct a fatal traffic crash investigation.

Preliminary information suggests this was a single vehicle crash involving a semi-truck. All lanes of northbound I-5 are closed from Southwest Haines Street to Southwest Capitol Highway.

The PIO in not responding to the scene. This press release will be updated when more information is learned about the crash.

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Traffic #Alert: Injury Crash Involving PPB Officer - 08/22/19

The Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division is investigating an injury crash involving an officer near the intersection of Southeast 122nd Avenue and Southeast Stark Street. One person has been transported to the hospital by ambulance for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries. The officer is also receiving treatment for minor injuries at an area hospital.

Southeast 122nd Avenue is closed in both directions between Southeast Morrison Street and Southeast Stark Street. The road is expected to be closed for a few hours. More information will be released as it becomes available.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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Update #3: Missing Man Re-united with Family (Photo) - 08/22/19

Ronald Charves was located in North Portland after a community member saw local media coverage, recognized him and called police. He has since been re-united with his family. His wife shared this photograph of them after they re-united and wanted to express gratitude to all those who helped look for him and the community member who spotted him. They respectfully request privacy while they rest.

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Ronald Charves has been found safe and family is enroute to re-unite with him. We thank the public for helping us to locate him. The planned media briefing has been canceled.

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The Portland Police Bureau Missing Persons Unit and family members of the missing man continue to seek information or tips on the whereabouts of 50 year-old Ronald Charves. New photographs are being provided to the public. Additionally, he may have been wearing a reddish or pink shirt under the white hoody and may be wearing or have "reader" glasses with him. The family believes he could be soiled or dirty at this time.

The PPB PIO and family members are planning to hold a media briefing at 3 p.m. today at 1111 SW 2nd Avenue in the Chief's Outer conference room if he is not located by that time. Media can begin setting up at 2:30 p.m.

If anyone sees this missing person, call 9-1-1. If anyone has a tip about where he may have been since yesterday at 2 p.m., contact non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate 50-year-old Ronald Charves. He was last seen today, August 21, 2019 at 2:00p.m. near Multnomah Village.

Charves is described as a bald white male, 6'4" tall, 230 pounds, wearing glasses, a white hoody, blue jeans and blue and white Nike shoes.

Charves suffers from a traumatic brain injury and will not know how to get home on his own.

Anyone who sees Charves is asked to call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information about Charves should contact Detective Lori Fonken at 503-823-1081 or email at missing@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: charves , New Charves photo , Charves Found
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PPB Hires Homeless Community Liaison (Photo) - 08/22/19

The Portland Police Bureau has hired its first-ever Homeless Community Liaison. Stephanie Herro, who will represent the Bureau on matters related to the homeless community, was hired August 15, 2019, after an eight-month hiring process. In this new role, she will also be the primary interface between the Police Bureau and the homeless advocacy community, including social service, governmental or law enforcement agencies.

Stephanie has extensive experience working with vulnerable populations, including adults with developmental disabilities, those experiencing mental health challenges, and older adults who are navigating changes associated with the aging process. Stephanie also has experience as a Police Officer in her native state of Wisconsin, in addition to the West Linn Police Department, more recently.

Stephanie relocated to Oregon in 2014 from Chicago, where she earned a Master of Arts in Gerontological Counseling and spent time working in the geriatric psychiatric field. Most recently, she was a manager for the State's Aging and People with Disabilities program in Clackamas County, where she continued cross-systems work addressing loneliness, connection, food security, and housing stability for the county's most vulnerable adults.

"We welcome Stephanie and are excited about moving forward with this critical component in how police respond to those who are homeless in our community," said Chief Danielle Outlaw.

The Liaison will be charged with developing an action plan for police response to the homeless community and will collaborate with the Bureau's Training Division to develop ongoing training for officers regarding contemporary best practices for communicating, policing, and providing services to the unsheltered community.

The Liaison will not be a direct responder to the community regarding the issues around those in the homeless community. The City's One Point of Contact online reporting system provides a single place to report issues surrounding urban campsites. This system provides a wide range of services based on the reports community members file online. The system is designed to provide a rapid response to complaints and concerns, and allows the City to centralize the information collection process. Visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/toolkit/70039 or call (503) 823-4000.

Individuals looking to find health and human services in the City, should call or text 211, which can connect people with food and rental assistance, parenting resources, maternal and child health services, utility assistance and more.

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Attached Media Files: Stephanie Herro
UPDATE: PPB Locates Involved Subject - 08/22/19

The Portland Police Bureau has identified and spoken with the male involved in the incidents near David Douglas High School. At this time, there are no identified crimes that were committed and no arrest has been made. We recognize these incidents can increase public fear and we ask all community members to remain diligent for the safety of our youth.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Wednesday August 21, 2019, East Precinct Officers investigated two separate incidents that involved an adult male attempting to lure underage females into a vehicle near David Douglas High School. Investigators believe that in at least one of the incidents, the girls were offered money in exchange for getting into the van.

The vehicle is described as a late model grey Dodge Caravan being driven by a bald white male in his thirties with a long beard. The Portland Police Bureau would like to encourage the public to remain vigilant. These types of incidents should be reported immediately to 911. Anyone with information about today's incident is asked to call the non-emergency line at (503)823-3333.

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UPDATE: PPB is Asking for the Public's Help Locating Family of Lost 3-Year-Old - 08/21/19

A man identifying himself as the father of the child has called 9-1-1 reporting his daughter missing.

Officers are still looking into the facts surrounding this incident. An updated news release will be pushed out with further information if/when appropriate.

The bureau would like to thank community members who gave information and assisted in the search for the parents.

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On Wednesday August 21, 2019 at 4:15a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast 28th Avenue and Northeast Prescott Street on a report of an unknown 3-year-old who wandered in to the complainant's house. The resident did not recognize the child and was unable to obtain her name.

Officers are on scene and the child is safe. Officers are canvassing the neighborhood for her home. The child is a white female with dark hair and is wearing yellow and pink pajamas.

Anyone with information about the child's or the family's identity is asked to contact the police non-emergency line at (503)823-3333.

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Trying To Connect Floyd Leslie Hill To His Loved Ones (Photo) - 08/20/19

The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the community's help in locating the loved ones of Floyd Leslie Hill who passed away on October 17, 2000.

Mr. Hill's remains were found outside, near the intersection of North Chase Avenue and North Chautauqua Boulevard, by a community member on Monday, August 19, 2019. The bureau has exhausted all resources to try and find any family or friends of Mr. Hill. During our search, it was discovered that Mr. Hill went by "Frank" in the 1980s.

The remains have been returned to Omega Funeral & Creation Service located in Southeast Portland. If anyone has information that could help in identifying the loved ones of Mr. Hill they are asked to call Omega Funeral & Creation Service at 503-231-6030.

Attached Media Files: Hill
Shooting in East Portland-Victim Taken to Hospital For Non-Life Threatening Injury - 08/19/19

On Monday, August 19, 2019 at 10:09 P.M., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a person shot in the 4000 block of Southeast 51st Avenue. When they arrived they located an injured male victim. He was transported by ambulance to the hospital with what are considered to be a non-life threatening injury.

Due to the circumstances of the call, Robbery Detectives are responding to assume the investigation.

No arrests have been made. There is no suspect information to release at this time. The investigation is in its beginning stages and it is too early to link this incident to any other crimes.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

If anyone has information about this incident or the circumstances leading up to it, contact non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

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PPB Releases Investigative Reports Related to June Officer-Involved Shooting - 08/19/19

On Friday, August 16, 2019, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office announced that a Grand Jury returned a not true bill regarding the use of force by Officer Nathan Kirby-Glatkowski on June 9, 2019. Now that the Grand Jury has concluded, the Police Bureau has published the investigative files on the Bureau's Open Data page, which can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/740098

As with all uses of deadly force, the Bureau has been conducting an internal review of the entire incident and the case will go before the Police Review Board (PRB), which is comprised of community members, Bureau members and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division.

The Portland Police Bureau Directive that provides guidelines for members' actions related to reporting and investigating deadly force incidents may be found at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/656780

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275 Kids "SHOP WITH A COP" and Receive New Back-to-School Clothes Thanks to Sunshine Division, Fred Meyer and Camp Rosenbaum (Photo) - 08/19/19

***Members of the media are invited to attend***

MEDIA CONTACT:
For Sunshine Division: Executive Director, Kyle Camberg
Direct: 503.577.6852 or kyle@sunshinedivision.org

On Wednesday, August 21, at 7 a.m., the Sunshine Division will partner with Fred Meyer and Camp Rosenbaum to fund the annual "Shop with a Cop" event at the Gateway Fred Meyer store, located at 1111 Northeast 102nd Avenue.

This year marks the 17-year anniversary of Shop with a Cop, where Portland Police Bureau members, Multnomah County sheriffs, and up to 275 kids spend a morning together shopping for back-to-school clothing. Participating kids are identified by the Boys and Girls Club of Portland, Islamic Social Services of Oregon State, Healthy Birth Initiative, Marathon Scholars, and Multnomah County Youth and Family Services Division and are selected based on their financial need.

The Sunshine Division, with support of Fred Meyer, and Camp Rosenbaum, have partnered to fund the program with $34,000 for the event. In addition to the cash donation, Fred Meyer provides a significant discount off clothing purchased at the event along with school supplies and toiletries for each child.

"Not only does this event help the kids involved, it's a great opportunity for officers to spend some time engaging youth, said Sunshine Division's Bureau Liaison, Officer Matt Tobey. "In addition to the Shop With a Cop event, the Sunshine Division actually features a year-round program where officers can take kids in need shopping for clothes. Over the past decade, more than 3,000 students have been helped."

The Sunshine Division funds the Shop with a Cop event through its Izzy's Kids program. Sunshine Division has fundraised and invested roughly $500,000 in the Izzy's Kids Shop with a Cop program in the last decade. Izzy's Kids, which began in 1981 in honor of longtime board member Isabel Hoyt, provides funds so that Portland police officers can take children in need shopping for new school clothes. The Izzy's Kids program operates year-round and will pair an additional 300 kids with officers, for a unique, one-on-one shopping experience throughout the remainder of the school year. The year-round Izzy's Kids program is generously funded by the Richard R. Burns Estate and loyal private donors.

To donate to the Sunshine Division Izzy's Kids Fund, please go to: http://www.sunshinedivision.org/donate/


About the Sunshine Division

Since 1923, the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division has been providing emergency food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need. Whether due to the loss of a job, domestic crime, illness, or victims of fire or disaster, the Sunshine Division has built a 96-year legacy of mobilizing quickly and efficiently to assist distressed Portlanders.

The Sunshine Division offers emergency food assistance six days a week at their N. Thompson warehouse, five days a week at their SE Stark location, as well as 24/7 through their partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each police precinct that can be dispatched on demand. In addition to food relief they also offer new and gently-used clothing to those in need and one-on-one school clothes shopping experiences with a police officer through their Izzy's Kids program.

For more information, please visit: https://sunshinedivision.org/

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PPB Traffic Officers
PPB Traffic Officers
Child Safety Seat Education and Enforcement Push Begins (Photo) - 08/19/19

Beginning today, August 19th, 2019, and continuing through September 1st, 2019, officers of the Portland Police Bureau will join law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon to educate the public regarding safety belt and child seat laws in order to increase the safety of children in vehicles.

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading nationwide cause of death for children ages one through twelve years old. In 2017, 1,898 children under twelve were injured in Oregon traffic crashes, 9 percent were reported not using a child restraint system. It is estimated that car seats may increase crash survival by 71% for infants under one year old and by up to 59% for toddlers aged one to four. Booster seats may reduce the chance of nonfatal injury among four to eight year olds by 45% compared to safety belts used alone.

In 2017, an Oregon law (811.210(2)) was passed requiring children to ride in a rear-facing safety seat until they are at least two years old. A child over age two must continue to ride in a car seat with harness or in a booster until they reach age eight or 4'9" in height and the adult belt fits them correctly.

Information regarding the purchase or placement of a child safety seat can be located at the following web links through Oregon Impact, the Oregon Department of Transportation, or the United States Department of Transportation.

http://oregonimpact.org

https://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/Safety/Pages/Belts-Seats.aspx

https://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/get-materials/child-safety/child-passenger-safety-week

There are a number of child fitting stations scheduled with local police agencies in the Portland Metro area and throughout the state. Follow the link below to find a local child seat fitting station near you:

http://oregonimpact.org/car-seat-resources.htm.

Questions about this activity can be directed to the Portland Police Bureau PIO at ppbpio@portlandoregon.gov

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Dorothy Rafeh
Dorothy Rafeh
UPDATE: Driver Arrested After Fatal Crash Involving Motorcycle (Photo) - 08/19/19

On Friday, August 16, 2019 at 11:05 p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a crash involving a motorcycle and a SUV at Northeast 122nd Avenue and Northeast Stanton Street. Initial information was that someone was performing CPR on the motorcycle rider and that the SUV had left the scene. When officers arrived they found a 1999 Suzuki motorcycle down and the involved SUV driver was returning to the crash site in a separate vehicle. Medical treated the rider of the motorcycle but he was declared deceased at the scene. The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team (MCT) responded and assumed the lead on the investigation.

The motorcycle rider was identified as Karl A. Moeller, 56. His family has been notified of his death.

The driver of the SUV (a 2019 Toyota 4Runner) was Dorothy E. Rafeh, 36 (photo). Her vehicle was located nearby and seized as evidence.

After investigation, officers determined that Rafeh was driving southbound on Northeast 122nd Avenue and turned eastbound on Northeast Stanton Street in the path of the northbound motorcycle. Moeller's motorcycle struck the passenger side of the SUV.

Officer established probable cause that Rafeh was driving impaired and arrested her. She was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Manslaughter in the Second Degree, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Reckless Driving, Felony Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver, and Misdemeanor Driving while Suspended/Revoked.
This is the 43rd call out for the MCT this year and the 36th fatality.

Drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs injure and kill thousands of people every year. People consuming alcohol or drugs are urged not to get behind the wheel. We suggest that people get a ride from a sober driver or utilize taxis, rideshare companies, or transit so everyone is safe on our streets.

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: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the area of Northeast 122nd Avenue and Northeast Stanton Street to assist in a fatal traffic crash investigation. Traffic is affected in the area. Northeast 122nd Avenue is closed in both directions between Northeast Russell Street and I-84.

No additional information is available at this time. An updated news release will be pushed out as investigators learn more.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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Ronald Banks
Ronald Banks
UPDATE: Missing Man, 82, With Possible Dementia Located Safe (Photo) - 08/19/19

Banks was located safe this morning in Portland and returned to his family. The Bureau appreciates the public's help in looking for him.

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Portland Police Missing Persons Detectives are requesting help from the public to locate an 82-year-old man with symptoms of dementia. Ronald Banks was last seen Saturday August 17, 2019 at about 10:00 a.m. leaving his home in the 5500 block of Northeast 27th Avenue. BANKS was last seen wearing a blue sweat suit. He walks slowly using a multi-colored cane and regularly goes on short walks and returns home on his own.

BANKS was talking to his family yesterday morning about going to the hospital for a check-up but local hospitals have no record of his arrival. However, last year he went missing and took a bus to Oklahoma where he was born.

BANKS is described as having early onset of dementia though reportedly has no difficulty remembering his name, address, and answers questions easily. BANKS is in possession of his credit card which he has the ability to use.

If anyone sees BANKS, please call 911. If anyone has information about BANKS or where he might be, please e-mail missing@portlandoregon.gov or call Detective Lori Fonken at 503 823 1081.

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