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Person Deceased After Shooting in Kenton Neighborhood - 09/19/21

On Sunday, September 19, 2021, at 4:21 a.m., officers from the North Precinct responded to a shooting call in the Kenton Neighborhood, near the area of the 8400 block of North Brandon Avenue. When officers arrived they found a deceased man who appeared to have been shot. There is no suspect information at this time.

Portland Police Homicide detectives responded to the scene and are investigating. An autopsy will be scheduled to determine cause and manner of death. This is an ongoing investigation.

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

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

North Brandon Avenue is closed between North Argyle Street to North Willis Boulevard. Additionally, North Argyle Street is closed between North Argyle Way to where North Interstate Avenue and North Denver Avenue meet. The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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Update: PPB Responds to Suspicious Device - 09/17/21

The suspicious device left inside of the bank was inspected by the Metropolitan Explosive Disposal Unit (MEDU) and it was found to not be a hazard.

It was initially reported to officers that a subject walked into the bank, spoke briefly to employees, left the suspicious device, and walked out. MEDU responded, inspected, and removed the device. Additional sweeps of the area were completed by an Explosive Detection Canine officer assigned to TriMet. Officers have cleared the location and the streets are now open.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call non-emergency at 503.823.3333.

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###Original Message Below###

On Friday, September 17, 2021, at 2:20 p.m., officers from the Central Precinct responded to a suspicious device inside of a bank located in the 3000 block of Southeast Belmont. The building was evacuated and the Metropolitan Explosive Disposal Unit is responding to the scene.

Southeast Belmont Street will be closed from Southeast 30th Avenue to Southeast 31st Avenue. Southeast 30th Avenue will also closed from Southeast Belmont Street to Southeast Yamhill Street. Pedestrians and drivers should avoid the area until the incident is resolved.

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Patrick Pruitt
Patrick Pruitt
Update: Man Arrested For July Homicide (Photo) - 09/17/21

A suspect is under arrest related to a murder case stemming from a July 15th, 2021 incident.

On that day, 50 year-old Patrick Pruitt was assaulted near Southwest Broadway and Southwest Ankeny Street and died 11 days later from his injuries. Since the assault, Portland Police Homicide Detectives have been pursuing the case. During their investigation, they were able to identify the suspect, 31 year-old Antonio L. Howard.

PPB Homicide Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Howard. Yesterday, September 16th, 2021, at 2:15 p.m., the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force located and arrested Howard in Northeast Portland. Howard was booked into the Multnomah County jail on charges of Murder in the First Degree, two counts of Murder in the Second Degree, and Robbery in the First Degree.

If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective William Winters at William.Winters@portlandoregon.gov ; 503-823-0466 or Detective Jason Koenig Jason.Koenig@portlandoregon.gov ; 503-823-0889.

Photo description: Family photo of Patrick Pruitt smiling

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###Original Message Below###

A victim who was in the hospital after an assault in downtown Portland nearly two weeks ago has died, and the case is now being investigated as a homicide.

On Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 8:11p.m., Central Precinct Officers responded to a disturbance near Southwest Broadway and Southwest Ankeny Street. When they arrived they located an adult male unconscious with serious injuries. Paramedics responded and transported him to the hospital, where his injuries were determined to be life threatening. Investigating officers learned that there had been a fight between the injured man and another man. The other man involved left the scene before officers arrived.

Due to the life-threatening severity of the injuries, Homicide Unit detectives responded to investigate. On Monday evening, July 26, the victim died at the hospital.

The victim is identified as Patrick Pruitt, 50. His family has been notified of his death. The family provided the attached photograph of Patrick for public release, but they request privacy from the media.

The investigation is continuing. No suspect description is being released and no arrests have been made. If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective William Winters at William.Winters@portlandoregon.gov ; 503-823-0466 or Detective Jason Koenig Jason.Koenig@portlandoregon.gov ; 503-823-0889.

Additional information will be released as appropriate.

Photo description: Family photo of Patrick Pruitt smiling

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Attached Media Files: Patrick Pruitt
Charlene
Charlene
Update: Missing Woman Found Safe (Photo) - 09/16/21

The Portland Police Bureau was notified at approximately 9:15 p.m. that Charlene Otis has been located by her family and is safe.

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###Original Message Below###

On Thursday, September 16, 2021, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Officers from East Precinct responded to a missing person call in the 300 block of Southeast 133rd Avenue. Officers learned that 79 year-old Charlene Otis walked away from her residence. Otis does not usually go out of her home unaccompanied and has not yet returned. Otis has been diagnosed with dementia and is likely confused.

Otis walks slowly and usually wears a skirt, head covering, and sun darkening eyeglasses. However, there is no information about what she was wearing when she left home. Otis is African American, 5 foot 7 inches tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds.

If Otis is located please call 503.823.3333 or 911 if there is an emergency. For other information or possible sighting, you are asked to please email the investigators at missing@portlandoregon.gov.

Photo Descriptions: Three photos of Charlene Otis

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Attached Media Files: Charlene , Charlene , Charlene
Casings
Casings
CORRECTION: PPB Responds to Shooting in Madison South Neighborhood (Photo) - 09/16/21

The correct day of the incident should have been listed as Thursday, September 16th, 2021.

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###Original Message Below###

On Friday, September 16, 2021, at 2:22p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a shooting in the 3800 Block of Northeast 82nd Avenue. When officers arrived, they located both a juvenile and adult suffering from gunshot wounds. The victims were transported to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. At least one vehicle was struck. The Enhanced Community Safety Team is responding to the scene.

Northeast 82nd Avenue will be closed between Northeast Sandy Blvd and Northeast Failing Street while the scene is processed. Traffic is being diverted as the preliminary investigation begins.

If anyone has information about this case, they're asked to contact crimetips@portlandoregon.gov attention: ECST and reference case number 21-258803. More information will be released when appropriate.

Photo Description: Northeast 82nd Avenue, Police Car, Police Placards

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Attached Media Files: Casings
Victim in Fatal Hit And Run Identified - Investigators Share Information About Suspect Vehicle - 09/15/21

The victim in this fatal hit and run has been identified as 23-year-old Austin Boyd.

Evidence collected at the scene of this incident suggests the suspect vehicle is a white or light colored 1993 to 1997 Honda Passport or Isuzu Rodeo. There may be damage to the front of the vehicle on the right side, including a shattered turn signal indicator beneath the bumper.

Anyone with information about this fatal hit and run is asked to contact the Traffic Investigation Unit at 503-823-2103.

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On September 11, 2021 at about 4:38 a.m., Portland Police responded to the report of a person down in the traffic lanes of Southeast Cesar E Chavez Boulevard near Southeast Clinton Street. Officers arrived along with medical personnel and determined the person was deceased.
Officers began an investigation and believed the person had been struck by a vehicle, which apparently left the scene.

The Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team responded and took over the investigation. Investigators believe the deceased person was a pedestrian, in or near a marked crosswalk at the time they were struck.

Southeast Cesar E Chavez Boulevard was blocked for about three hours as officers spoke with witnesses and gathered evidence. Any additional information will be released at the direction of investigators.

Anyone with information about this fatal hit and run is asked to contact the Traffic Investigation Unit at 503-823-2103.
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Manual.jpg
Manual.jpg
PPB Seeks Public Input on Directives (Photo) - 09/15/21

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

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


1st Universal Review: 9/15/2021 – 9/29/2021

• Directive 0317.40, Authorized Use of Bureau Resources

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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Attached Media Files: Manual.jpg
casings
casings
UPDATE: Shooting Investigation in Southeast Portland - No Known Injuries (Photo) - 09/14/21

The second vehicle struck by gunfire was a City of Portland Parks and Recreation vehicle. Two park rangers were traveling in the vehicle when it was struck by gunfire. There have been no reported injuries. This incident remains under investigation.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE###

On Monday, September 13, 2021 at 9:12 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to Southeast 72nd Avenue and Southeast Woodstock Boulevard on a report of multiple shots fired in the area.

Officers arrived and located evidence of gunfire. Through their investigation, officers learned that a bullet went through the windshield of a passing car, barely missing the driver. A total of two vehicles were struck by gunfire. 26 cartridge casings in different calibers were recovered from the scene.

There have been no reported injuries as a result of this shooting and no arrests have been made.

This case is under investigation. If anyone has information about this case, please reference case 21-256082 and e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov .

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

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

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

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


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Attached Media Files: casings , windshield , pickup
Overnight Shooting Investigation in Portland's Cully Neighborhood - No Reported Injuries - 09/14/21

On Monday, September 13, 2021 at 10:57 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 6700 block of Northeast Emerson Street.

Officers arrived on scene and located evidence of gunfire. A total of six vehicles were struck by gunfire and 21 cartridge casings were recovered from the scene.

There have been no reported injuries as a result of this shooting.

This case is under investigation. If anyone has information about this case, please reference case 21-256147 and e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov .

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

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

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

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


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Weapons Seized From Traffic Stop in Southeast Portland - Suspect is Outstanding (Photo) - 09/13/21

On Monday, September 13, 2021 at 1:55 a.m., East Precinct officers initiated a traffic stop on a BMW in the area of Southeast 136th Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard. The driver fled from the traffic stop on foot. Officers conducted a search of the area and were unable to locate the suspect. Officers recovered a short barreled rifle, body armor, magazines, ammunition, a baton, a handheld radio and more from the vehicle.

This incident remains under investigation.

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Attached Media Files: weapons
Cartridge Casings Marked In Street
Cartridge Casings Marked In Street
Large Number Of Casings Recovered At Parkrose Neighborhood Shooting Incident - No Injuries (Photo) - 09/13/21

On September 12, 2021 at about 4:20 a.m., Portland Police officers responded to the report of shots fired in the Parkrose neighborhood, near Northeast 95th Avenue and Northeast Prescott Street. Multiple callers reported hearing shots and when officers arrived they found evidence of gunfire. Those involved left the scene before police arrived.

Officers did not find anyone wounded, but through their investigation learned that four apartments and five vehicles had been hit by bullets. Officers recovered over 100 cartridge casings at the scene, in different calibers.

There have been approximately 873 shooting incidents in Portland in 2021. Information about shooting incident statistics is available online at Shooting Incident Statistics | The City of Portland, Oregon (portlandoregon.gov).

This case is under investigation. If anyone has information about this case, please reference case 21-254386 and e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov .

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

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

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

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

Photo: Cartridge casings marked in street

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UPDATE - Officers Involved in Sunday Morning Shooting Identified - 09/13/21

The officers who fired their weapons in this incident are Officer Ivan Alvarez and Officer Jonah Gellman. Both officers have been with the Portland Police Bureau since November 2019. The involved officers will be interviewed within 48 hours of the incident. The officers will remain on paid administrative leave until the completion of the investigation.

This update also reflects the full and correct spelling of the suspect’s name.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE###

The suspect in this case, 27-year-old Andreas Julian Pavel Boinay, has been booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center for Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Reckless Driving, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, and Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle.

The earlier release has been edited to list Southwest Barnes Road, which was referred to as "northwest" earlier.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE###

On September 12, 2021 at about 1:37 a.m., Portland Police were dispatched following the report that a pickup truck had just been stolen from near Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Ash Street. After several minutes officers found the stolen pickup near Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard.

A Portland Police air unit began watching the truck as the suspect drove through southeast Portland, into northeast Portland along Hwy 99 and then onto Interstate 5 northbound into Washington state at about 2:12 a.m. The air unit provided updates that the suspect was driving at high speeds, sometimes into oncoming traffic, and that the pickup nearly crashed into other traffic on more than one occasion.

The suspect drove the pickup in Washington State for about ten minutes, then drove back into Oregon on Interstate 5 south. The suspect drove across the Fremont Bridge into northwest Portland and then west up West Burnside Street to Southwest Barnes Road. The suspect drove north on Northwest Miller Road to Northwest Ash Street, which is a dead end.

Officers converged on the suspect in the pickup in the 8300 block of Northwest Ash Street and at about 2:38 a.m. broadcast that shots had been fired. Officers took the suspect into custody and provided first aid until medical personnel arrived.

The suspect was transported to the hospital by ambulance to be treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound. The suspect is an male adult and will be identified after he is booked into jail.

Two officers discharged firearms. By directive, the officers involved will be placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation and will be interviewed within 48 hours. The names of involved officers will be released tomorrow. No officers were harmed during this incident.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit is on scene investigating. If anyone has information about this incident and has not already been interviewed by officers, please contact Detective Anthony Merrill Anthony.Merrill@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-4033 or Detective Brian Sims Brian.Sims@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-2079.

"We are in the preliminary stages but will conduct a thorough investigation," said Chief Chuck Lovell, who was on scene, "This is a situation no officer wants to face. I want to thank everyone who responded to the scene as well as those who were out taking emergency calls in the city." Chief Lovell spoke with the police Commissioner following this incident.

The Bureau may release additional information as appropriate. The involved officer will be interviewed by investigators within 48 hours.

As part of the use of force review process, the Bureau will conduct an internal review of the entire incident and the case will go before the Police Review Board, which is composed of community members, Bureau members and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. The Portland Police Bureau directive outlining the procedures followed after an officer involved shooting may be found at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/656780

Once the entire investigation and legal process is complete, the investigative files and any grand jury transcripts will be posted on the Bureau's Open Data page and can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/52175

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Vandalism
Vandalism
Attempt to Identify Suspects Who Defaced King Neighborhood Mural (Photo) - 09/10/21

The Portland Police Bureau is attempting to identify multiple suspects in a vandalism case that defaced a community mural in Northeast Portland's King Neighborhood.

On July 26, 2021, the Portland Police Bureau learned that the mural memorializing George Floyd had been defaced and marked with graffiti advertising a white supremacist group. Officers began an investigation and learned that the graffiti had already been removed by community volunteers. But they were able to obtain a photo and surveillance video of the crime. Attempts to identify the suspects have not been successful, so PPB is now sharing the video requesting the community's help in identifying them.

The video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/wYfc2r-ExnM . The offensive graffiti has been partially blurred by PPB.

The crime occurred on July 24, 2021 at 11:39p.m. in the 3800 block of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Anyone with information about this crime or the suspects in the video, please e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 21-802042.

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Attached Media Files: Vandalism
Crimestoppers Photos
Crimestoppers Photos
Arrest for 2020 Felony Assault Case Featured by Crime Stoppers (Photo) - 09/09/21

An assault case from October 2020 in the Eliot neighborhood has led to an arrest. The case was publicized though a Crime Stoppers of Oregon alert in May ( https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/cs/read.cfm?id=311721 ) which included surveillance video.

Since that time, Portland Police Assault Unit detectives continued to work the case and this month obtained an arrest warrant for Assault in the Second Degree for Jacob T. McLaughlin, 32. Today, Portland Police learned that McLaughlin was arrested on the warrant by the Nisqually Tribal Police, east of Olympia, Washington.

The identification in this case was made through investigative means. But PPB is grateful for the community's response to this and other Crime Stoppers cases. 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.

Anyone wishing to submit a secure and anonymous tip regarding any unsolved felony crime should visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/ or visit the App Store and download P3 Tips for your smart phone or tablet.

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

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###ORIGINAL CRIMESTOPPERS PRESS RELEASE BELOW###

The Portland Police Bureau, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to identify the suspect in felony assault investigation that began in October 2020.

On October 20, 2020, at approximately 6:00 p.m., Portland Police Bureau officers responded to the area of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Graham Street on the report of a man who'd been assaulted.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the 55-year-old male victim who was suffering from various injuries. The victim told police that he was walking on the sidewalk when an unknown suspect pulled over in a vehicle and got out and attacked him. The victim described the suspect as a Black male, 6'1" tall, slim build. The victim told police that a female passenger got out of the vehicle also and was left behind when the suspect drove away. The victim described the female passenger as a white female, 5"2" tall, 160 pounds, short "boyish" brown hair, and possibly homeless.

Investigators located area surveillance video that showed the suspect pull over in a vehicle and assault the victim. The suspect vehicle appears to be a mid-2000s Cadillac CTS, possibly silver in color, with what appear to be a Washington license plate on the rear of the vehicle (no front plate).

Surveillance video is being released to aid in this investigation and can be viewed and downloaded at https://youtu.be/2uUD3sNWsgk

Investigators are asking for the public's help to identify the suspect and the female passenger.

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.

Anyone wishing to submit a secure and anonymous tip regarding any unsolved felony crime should visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/ or visit the App Store and download P3 Tips for your smart phone or tablet.

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

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Attached Media Files: Crimestoppers Photos
PPB Arrests 27 for Impaired Driving During Enforcement Campaign - 09/09/21

The Portland Police Bureau recently joined with other law enforcement partners locally and nationally in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)'s 2021 impaired driving national enforcement mobilization "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign. This high-visibility enforcement campaign from August 18 to September 6 is aimed at preventing impaired driving and improving safety for all road users. During this time period, PPB officers made 27 DUII arrests.

According to the NHTSA data, 10,142 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2019 that involved an alcohol-impaired driver. In 2019, an estimated 13 percent of fatal pedestrian crashes involved a drunk driver.

During this window and unrelated to the enforcement action, seven people were killed in traffic crashes. In total, to date, there have been 46 traffic fatalities in the City of Portland.


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Recovered pills and weapons
Recovered pills and weapons
Officers Arrest Drug Dealer In Old Town In Possession Of Two Handguns (Photo) - 09/09/21

On September 9, 2021 at about 9:15 a.m. Portland Police officers assigned to the Neighborhood Response Team were working in Old Town when a person waved them down to tell them about a man nearby possibly dealing drugs and armed with a firearm. The officers followed up on this tip and saw 38-year-old Brian Nugent near Northwest 5th Avenue and Northwest Everett Street. Officers recognized Nugent, who they knew was a convicted felon. They could see that Nugent was armed with a firearm and they took him into custody.

Nugent was armed with two handguns and a knife. One of the handguns had been reported stolen. Nugent was also in possession of large number of pills, which officers recovered as evidence.

Officers booked Nugent into the Multnomah County Detention Center for Distributing a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Theft I.

The Central Precinct Neighborhood Response Team works on problem solving through coordination of community and city resources to solve chronic problems that decrease crime and increase neighborhood vitality. The assist patrol, engage with the community, conduct directed patrol and follow up investigations.

Photo: Guns, knife, pills, money
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Attached Media Files: Recovered pills and weapons
Fatal Crash Involving Motorcycle near Airport - 09/09/21

The Portland Police Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to a fatal crash involving a motorcycle near Portland International Airport.

On Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 9:08a.m., Port of Portland Police Department and Portland Police Bureau North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of an injury crash at Northeast 82nd Avenue and Northeast Alderwood Road. When they arrived they located a motorcycle down off the road. The rider was deceased. Preliminary information was that the rider was southbound on 82nd Avenue and left the roadway. No other vehicles are believed to be involved.

Northeast 82nd Avenue is closed between Northeast Alderwood Road and Northeast Airport Way.

More information will be released when appropriate.

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Request for Information about Downtown Shooting Case - 09/06/21

The Portland Police Bureau Enhanced Community Safety Team is investigating a Downtown shooting case from August 26, 2021 and is requesting witnesses and those with information to come forward.

On August 26, 2021 at 2:47 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of someone shot at Southwest 2nd Avenue and Southwest Columbia Street. The caller was injured by a graze wound to the face. His injuries were not life threatening.

Officers learned that the shooting had taken place about 1:45 a.m. in a parking lot near Southwest 13th Avenue and Southwest Washington Street. The victim had walked to the call location to make a police report.

Officers located a crime scene and attempted to contact witnesses. Investigators believe there were numerous witnesses who left the area prior to police arrival.

Investigators would like to speak with anyone who has information regarding this shooting. Please contact Detective Sara Clark at 503-823-0422 or Sara.Clark@portlandoregon.gov, and reference 21-237118.
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Gun
Gun
Gunfire Inside and Outside a Busy Restaurant Leaves 3 with Injuries In Pearl District (Photo) - 09/04/21

Three people are recovering from gunfire related injuries after a shooting inside and outside of a busy restaurant in the Pearl District Neighborhood.

On Saturday, September 4, 2021, at 1:19p.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a shooting at Northwest 10th Avenue and Northwest Davis Street. When they arrived, they did not locate any victims but found evidence of gunfire and a significant number of people in the area. It took a significant number of officers to secure the crime scene. Crews from the Portland Bureau of Transportation assisted officers with traffic control.

Officers soon after learned that three people had arrived at local hospitals with gunshot wounds. One adult female and 2 juvenile (teenage) males were treated for injuries that are non-life threatening. Officers confirmed the injured were connected to the Pearl District shooting.

The Enhanced Community Safety Team responded to the scene. Preliminary investigation indicates that a verbal argument led to a physical fight between a group of known people inside the restaurant. Shots were fired and the group moved outside the restaurant where more shots were fired. Investigators have confirmed the three people injured were a part of the prior confrontation and there's no indication any bystanders were struck.

One adult male was detained for the investigation and a gun (photo) was seized as evidence. No charges have been filed at this point.

Detectives believe that several people left the scene without waiting to speak to police. If anyone has information about this case, they're asked to contact crimetips@portlandoregon.gov attention: ECST and reference case number 21-246384. More information will be released when appropriate.

Photo Description: Black pistol, loaded magazine, and round of ammunition

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Attached Media Files: Gun
UPDATE: Visibility a Factor Pedestrian Involved Crash - 09/04/21

Visibility was likely a factor in the pedestrian-involved crash in Northwest Portland Saturday morning.

The preliminary investigation suggests that North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a pedestrian walking in the vehicle lanes of travel on Highway 30 near the St. Johns Bridge. Shortly thereafter, Central Precinct officers were alerted to the pedestrian-involved crash south of the first call. Investigators believe the calls were about the same person. The pedestrian who was struck and killed, an adult male, was wearing all black and in the traffic lane when he was struck. He is not being identified until next of kin can be notified.

The vehicle involved, a Mercedes Sprinter Van, was at the scene when officers arrived. There was no sign the driver, an adult male, was impaired or driving recklessly. He remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. No arrests or citations have been issued, although the investigation is still ongoing.

This is the 50th Major Crash Team activation and 45th traffic fatality for 2021 in the City of Portland. This time last year there had been 34 fatalities for the year.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

A fatal crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian has closed Highway 30 in Northwest Portland.

On Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 4:45a.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at Northwest St. Helens Road and Northwest 63rd Avenue. The pedestrian involved was deceased. The driver involved remained at the scene.

Northwest St. Helens Road (Highway 30) is closed in both directions for the investigation. The Portland Police Major Crash Team is investigating.

More information will be released when appropriate.

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Iveon Barnes
Iveon Barnes
UPDATE: Runaway, 11, Found Safe (Photo) - 09/04/21

Iveon Barnes was located safe this morning. The Portland Police Bureau is grateful for all who helped look for him.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The Portland Police Bureau Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help looking for an 11-year-old runaway in the Humboldt Neighborhood.

Iveon Barnes left home in the 5100 block of North Haight Avenue at about midnight and has not been seen all day. He has a history of running away, but youth and small size increases the concern for his safety. Additionally, he has recently displayed suicidal ideations. Previous times he has run away he has been found near Dawson Park. Officer checked the park this evening and did not find him there. He has no phone, no money, and not familiar with Tri-Met.

Iveon is an African American male, 11 years old, 5'5", 70lbs, short black hair and brown eyes, last seen wearing red and white Minecraft shirt and grey shorts that look like pajamas.

If anyone sees him, please call 911. The case number is 21-245480. If anyone has information that is not time sensitive, e-mail the Missing Persons Unit at missing@portlandoregon.gov .


Photo description: Portrait of Iveon smiling wearing a white shirt with orange sleeves

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Attached Media Files: Iveon Barnes
Fatal Crash on the City Border Last Week Becomes the City's 43rd of Year - 09/03/21

A fatal crash on the border between Portland and Gresham has been determined to be within Portland's city limits and becomes the 43rd of the year.

On Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 4:50p.m., Gresham Police (GPD) officers responded to Northeast 185th Avenue and Northeast Portal Way on a report of a crash involving an SUV and a moped. The rider of the Wuxi brand electric moped was wearing a helmet but it was not buckled. She was transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries.

GPD investigated and determined that the moped rider was going southbound on Northeast 185th Avenue when it was struck by a 2004 Ford Excursion turning from southbound 185th Avenue onto Northeast Portal Way. The driver of the Ford stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.

The moped rider died at the hospital on August 26, 2021. She is identified as Bonnie G. Culver, 38. Her family has been notified of her death.

After the conclusion of the on-scene investigation it became clear that because the crash happened in the southbound lanes it was within the jurisdiction of the Portland Police Bureau. The PPB Major Crash Team assumed the investigation. PPB is grateful to our partners at GPD for their work and will continue to work with them to conclude this investigation. No arrests have been made or citations issued at this time.

This was the 43rd traffic fatality for 2021 in the City of Portland. There has since been another (Thursday's fatal hit-and-run on Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard), bringing the total to 44 traffic related deaths this year.

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Screenshot of Victim
Screenshot of Victim
Officers Seek Victim in Potential Assault Case in Northwest District Neighborhood (Photo) - 09/02/21

Portland Police is seeking public help identifying a potential assault victim in the Northwest District Association Neighborhood.

On July 22, 2021, Central Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) officers learned of a social media post depicting a potential assault. Officers have been investigating the incident since, and learned it happened at Northwest 23rd Avenue and Northwest Flanders Street. A suspect has been identified, but officers need to speak to the victim seen in the video. The video freezes for a few moments to more clearly show the image of the victim.

https://youtu.be/rXv1Z1iwWow

The victim, or anyone who knows the name of the victim, is asked to e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov , Attention Central NRT, and reference case number 21-220133.

No further details are being shared about this incident as it is an ongoing investigation.

photo description: victim holds up hand towards and advancing attacker holding a piece of lumber

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Attached Media Files: Screenshot of Victim
Motorcyclist Killed in August 22nd Crash Identified - 09/02/21

The motorcyclist killed in the crash at Southeast Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard and Southeast Clay Street on August 22nd is identified as William J. Anderson, 48, of Portland. His family has been notified of his death.

No arrests or citations have been issued. The investigation is still underway.

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On Sunday, August 22, 2021 at 8:25 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southeast Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard and Southeast Clay Street on a report of a traffic crash involving a motorcyclist. The motorcyclist died at the scene.

The Portland Police Bureau’s Major Crash Team (MCT) responded to the scene and took over the investigation.

The investigation revealed that a car and motorcyclist were both traveling in the area of Southeast Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard and Southeast Clay Street. In the midst of a turn, the vehicles collided. The driver of the car remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.

This was the 40th traffic fatality in Portland in 2021.

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Traffic #ALERT Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash Involving Pedestrian on SE McLoughlin Blvd - 09/02/21

A pedestrian has been struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver near Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard and Southeast Holgate Boulevard.

On Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 9:49a.m., Central Precinct Officers responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. They responded with Portland Fire & Rescue and American Medical Response paramedics. The pedestrian was deceased.

Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard is closed in both directions between Southeast Powell Boulevard and Southeast 17th Avenue and is expected to be shut down for several hours.

The suspect abandoned his car and walked away on foot. Officers are currently looking for the suspect in the area. He is described as a male, shirtless, with long hair pulled into a bun on the top of his head. Community members in the area are asked to all 911 if they see someone matching that description in the area, especially if that person is trying to hide or acting otherwise suspiciously.

The Portland Police Major Crash Team is on scene investigating. More information will be released when appropriate.

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PPB Reports Nine Shootings in 16 hours - 09/01/21

The Portland Police Bureau's Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) has reported there were nine shootings over the course of 16 hours, beginning just after noon on August 31, 2021, through the early morning hours of September 1, 2021.

Two of the shootings resulted in people being seriously injured and one shooting involved a service animal being killed.

On August 31, 2021, at 12:12 p.m., officers responded to the Springwater Trail near the 9400 Block of Southeast Cooper after shots were heard. Officers located multiple cartridge casings in the area of an encampment at this location. No known victims or related property damage was reported. (#2021-242431)

On August 31, 2021, at 5:49 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 5000 Block of NE 101st Ave on a report of a shooting. Officers did not located any known victims. (#2021-242647)

On August 31, 2021 at 7:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to a shooting in the 1700 Block of Southeast 122nd Avenue, involving an injured dog. Officers located crime scene which consisted of multiple cartridge casings. Officers located an intended victim (not injured) and his service dog, which succumbed to gunfire related injuries. This investigation has been assigned to ECST. (#2021-242798)

On August 31, 2021, at 9:07 p.m. Officers were dispatched to a report of a male shot in the area of Northeast 13th Avenue and Northeast Multnomah Street. Officers located a victim suffering from a gunshot wound and provided immediate trauma care. The victim was transported to an area hospital with a serious injury. This investigation has been assigned to ECST. (#2021-242875)

On August 31, 2021 at 9:10 p.m., officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 2000 Block North Lombard Street. Officers located a victim with damage to vehicle caused by gunfire. Witnesses report that the victim and suspect in this case had no interaction and that suspect discharged firearm into the victim's vehicle and fled the area. There were no injuries reported. (#2021-242880)

On August 31, 2021, at 9:40 p.m., there was a report of a disturbance which ended with a shooting in the area of the 1900 Block SE 122nd Avenue. There are no known victims or related property damage. (#2021-242906)

On August 31, 2021, at 11:08 p.m., officers were dispatched to a shots fired call in the area of North Portsmouth Avenue and North Willis Blvd. Officers contacted several individuals, one who reported being in physical confrontation with a group. A firearm was displayed during the confrontation and the victim ran off when shots were fired. (#2021-242960)

On September 1, 2021, at 1:05 a.m., officers were dispatched to a report of a shooting with a victim injured in the 6200 Block of Northeast Columbia Blvd. Officers arrived and found a male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Officers provided immediate trauma care and the victim was transported to an area hospital with critical injuries. This investigation has been assigned to ECST. (#2021-243035)

On September 1, 2021, at 4:25 a.m., officers were called to Southeast 74th Ave/ Southeast Reedway Street on a report of shots in the area. Officers located a crime scene consisting of more than 20 cartridge casings, an unoccupied vehicle, and an area residence which had been stuck by gunfire. There were no known injuries. (#2021-243106)

These incidents required significant numbers of officers, sergeants, detectives, and criminalists to investigate, and drained resources on East and North Precincts.

These shootings are ongoing investigations and any additional information will be released at the direction of ECST.

Detectives are asking for witnesses or anyone who might have heard anything or have video to reach out by e-mailing crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and referencing and include the corresponding case number.

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

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips. Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823 Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

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Can You ID me?
Can You ID me?
Investigations Underway into Multiple Crimes Committed on August 22nd, Public Assistance Requested (Photo) - 09/01/21

Since the events of August 22, 2021 in the Argay Terrace, Parkrose, and Downtown neighborhoods, Portland Police Detectives from multiple units have been working on follow-up investigations, and are now asking for help from the public to move their cases forward.

Today, PPB is releasing photographs of 6 people who committed crimes but have yet to be identified. They're asking the public to leave a tip through the PPB Can You ID Me webpage:

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/canyouidme/read.cfm?id=341931

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/canyouidme/read.cfm?id=341936

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/canyouidme/read.cfm?id=341932

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/canyouidme/read.cfm?id=341935

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/canyouidme/read.cfm?id=341933

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/canyouidme/read.cfm?id=341934

In addition to the unidentified individuals, detectives have already identified over a half-dozen individuals involved in violent behavior and possible assault crimes and those investigations are ongoing. However, no victims have come forward to report those possible assaults. The detectives are asking for anyone who was a victim of an assault to call the police non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333 and reference case number 21-681328.

There were property crimes committed, including significant damage to at least three vehicles. None of the vehicles' owners has come forward to make a police report. Detectives have reached out to registered owners. If you were a victim of a non-violent crime (such as vandalism), go to www.portlandpolice.com/cor to make a report online. Please reference case number 21-681328.

Not having a participating victim significantly limits the charges that can potentially be brought against criminal suspects. Detectives are still pursuing the cases and charges where probable cause exists, but they are asking for victims to come forward.

Additionally, existing evidence suggests there were numerous community members and independent press documenting the incident with still and/or video cameras. Detectives are requesting that those who have those videos provide them complete and unedited so that can help develop a full picture of crimes that took place. Those videos can be provided via e-mail at crimetips@portlandoregon.gov or anonymously through Crime Stoppers. Investigators do not need links to media sites as these have already been obtained and will be reviewed.

IMPORTANT - For larger files of photos and/or video, please use a Dropbox, Google Drive, or other cloud storage service, create a link, and email the link and any information to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov .

Again, the Portland Police Bureau is asking for help identifying victims and witnesses in the following manner:

-If you were a victim of a violent crime, please make a police report by calling the police non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333. Please reference case number 21-681328.

-If you were a victim of a non-violent crime (such as vandalism), go to www.portlandpolice.com/cor. Please reference case number 21-681328.

-If you witnessed a crime or have evidence of a crime, including videos and photos, submit those at crimetips@portlandoregon.gov. Please reference case number 21-681328.

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

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

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

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

To review other cases and assist investigators in identifying suspects, visit the PPB "Can You ID Me" website at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/canyouidme/

Photo Description: An array of photos showing criminal suspects

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Attached Media Files: Can You ID me?
Gun with slide back
Gun with slide back
UPDATE #2: Two Suspects Charged for Carjacking (Photo) - 08/31/21

Robbery Detectives booked Taysean J. Nash, 21, into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Robbery in the First Degree, Robbery in the Second Degree, and Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle. A passenger in the vehicle, Rhachelle H. Cotton, 25, was also booked into jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree, Robbery in the Second Degree, and Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle. The gun, believed to be the one used in the carjacking, was recovered from the car (photo). It was a BB gun that was virtually indistinguishable from a real firearm unless it was closely inspected.

Photos description:
1. Black and silver realistic looking BB handgun
2. Handgun with slide in the rear position
3. Handgun looking down the barrel
4. Handgun with magazine removed

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Officers from SERT took the suspect into custody at 11:42a.m. He was located hiding in a crawlspace under a house near Southeast 92nd Avenue and Southeast Alder Street. Detectives are continuing the investigation and his name will be released after he is booked. A handgun has also been seized as evidence.

The Community Emergency Notification is lifted and people are able to move freely in the neighborhood again. PPB is grateful to community members for their patience and understanding as officers searched for the suspect.

Portland's community notification system is called PublicAlerts. Visit www.publicalerts.org to sign up. PublicAlerts sends information by text, email, and voice message about how to stay safe during an emergency.

Photo Description: blue car is blocked in by a police vehicle

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An armed robbery suspect believed to be in a few blocks of the Montavilla Neighborhood has police surrounding the area and officers are conducting a careful search.

On Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 7:22a.m., East Precinct Officers responded to a call of suspicious circumstances in a parking lot in the 9200 block of Southeast Stark Street. As they were enroute they learned that a victim of an armed carjacking was the caller and located their vehicle that had been taken at gunpoint earlier in the morning.

Officers located the vehicle and saw that it was leaving the parking lot. The officers tried to stop the vehicle but the driver started to drive away. Officers used their vehicles to surround and stop the car. The driver, who is believed to be the robbery suspect, got out and ran into the neighborhood. Officers set up a perimeter around the area. Because he was believed to be armed, the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT), K9 units, and the Air Support Unit responded. SERT is doing a slow, methodical block search looking for the suspect.

The perimeter is Southeast 92nd Avenue to I-205, Southeast Washington Street to Southeast Taylor Street. All traffic, including vehicle, bicycle, pedestrian, is blocked on Southeast 92nd Avenue between Southeast Washington Street and Southeast Taylor Street. Southeast Washington Street is also blocked at Southeast 91st Avenue.

Residents in this neighborhood are asked to shelter in place, lock their doors and windows, and call 911 if they see anything suspicious in their yards. The Community Emergency Notification System (CENS) was activated to alert residents of the situation.

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Chief Lovell Announces New Appointments and Promotions (Photo) - 08/31/21

Chief Chuck Lovell has announced he has selected Assistant Chief Mike Frome, who currently oversees the Services Branch, as the new Deputy Chief. Assistant Chief Mike Leasure who currently oversees the Operations Branch will transfer to Assistant Chief of Services Branch. North Precinct Commander Brian Ossenkop, a 26-year veteran, will be appointed to Assistant Chief Operations.

Chief Lovell also announced the promotion of Commanders: Captain Tina Jones, currently assigned to North Precinct, will be promoted to Commander and remain at North Precinct. Captain Tim Robinson, currently assigned to East Precinct, will be promoted to Commander and assigned to the Detective Division. Commander Jeff Bell, currently assigned to Detectives will be transferred to the Professional Standards Division. The Bureau members being promoted or appointed will be sworn in on Thursday, September 2, 2021.

"Assistant Chief Mike Frome brings a wealth of knowledge to this position," said Chief Chuck Lovell. "As the Services Branch Assistant Chief he has been overseeing our budget, training and personnel. Prior to that, he served as the Assistant Chief of Operations, giving him a well-rounded perspective. He will be able to step into the role of Deputy Chief smoothly during this time of great organizational challenge and critical staffing shortage facing PPB."

Bios for Assistant Chief Frome and Commander Ossenkop can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/680634


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Photo: Assistant Chief Mike Frome

Attached Media Files: Frome.png
Marine Drive Crash Scene
Marine Drive Crash Scene
(UPDATE) Second Driver Dies in Fatal Crash (Photo) - 08/30/21

A second driver has died of his injuries resulting from this crash. 50-year-old Gregory James Beuving has been identified as the driver of the pickup truck. The driver of the sedan has been identified as 24-year-old Knyshya Latreace Wesley.

The preliminary investigation suggests speed and unsafe passing in a no passing zone were contributing factors in the crash. These are the 41st and 42nd traffic fatalities in 2021.

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A two vehicle head-on crash on Northeast Marine Drive has left one driver deceased, and another driver in the hospital with critical injuries.

On Saturday August 28, 2021 at 12:25p.m., Port of Portland Police and North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a crash in the 7900 block of Northeast Marine Drive. When they arrived they found a sedan and pickup truck involved. The driver of the sedan, an adult female, is deceased. Portland Fire and Rescue, Port of Portland Fire Department, and American Medical Response also responded and extricated the pickup truck driver. The adult male patient was transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries.

The Portland Police Major Crash Team is on scene investigating. Northeast Marine Drive is closed between Northeast 33rd Drive and Northeast 122nd Avenue. The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be released when appropriate.

Photo description: police and firefighters on scene of crash, two damaged vehicles nearby

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Attached Media Files: Marine Drive Crash Scene
Logan Nettleton family photo
Logan Nettleton family photo
Murder of Logan Nettleton Remains Unsolved After 2 Years (Photo) - 08/29/21

Two years after the murder of 19-year-old Logan Nettleton in the Centennial Neighborhood, Portland Police Homicide Detectives continue to seek her killer, and are asking for information that can help bring justice for her family.

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 and found Nettleton with a gunshot wound. She 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 of serious injuries. There was a young child in the residence at the time of the shooting. The child was not harmed.

Ms. Nettleton's mother has been outspoken about the importance of witnesses coming forward to speak to investigators, and is willing to speak to media. Interested members of the press can e-mail the PPB Communications Unit at ppbpio@portlandoregon.gov for contact information.

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.

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

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

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

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

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


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Attached Media Files: Logan Nettleton family photo
Carlos Rodriguez-Lanz
Carlos Rodriguez-Lanz
Rape Suspect Charged with Dozens of Crimes, Investigators Seek Public Assistance (Photo) - 08/29/21

On March 16, 2021, an East Precinct officer received a call to a hospital of a patient who had been sexually assaulted. The officer worked with the hospital staff to arrange for a victim advocate as well as a specialized nurse to help. The officer obtained information about the crime and forwarded it to the Sex Assault Unit.

As detectives investigated, they learned that the suspect, Carlos Rodriguez-Lanz, 60, had targeted several other victims. The detectives worked for months to gather victim information and evidence. Four victims have been identified. On August 24, 2021, a Multnomah County Grand Jury indicted Carlos Rodriguez-Lanz, 60, on 39 different charges including: First Degree Rape, First Degree Kidnapping, First Degree Sodomy, First Degree Sexual Abuse, First Degree Robbery, and other felonies.

Rodriguez-Lanz, who was already in custody on an unrelated parole violation, was arraigned on August 25, 2021, and will remain in custody pending any further court proceedings. The indictment was the result of several months of investigation by Portland Police patrol officers and Detectives assigned to the Sex Crimes Unit.

During the course of the investigation numerous victims were identified. Based on the investigation it is believed there are more victims. The Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit is looking to speak with anyone who may have been a victim of, or have information about crimes committed by Rodriguez-Lanz. Please contact Detective Kyffin Marcum at (503) 823-0462 or kyffin.marcum@portlandoregon.gov.

The Portland Police Bureau does not generally include mugshot photographs with press releases, however in this case, we hope that the photograph will help other victims identify their attacker if they did not know his name.

Photo description: mugshot of Lanz

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Attached Media Files: Carlos Rodriguez-Lanz
Thurston Harris
Thurston Harris
Victim of Murder by Vehicle Identified as Suspect's Husband (Photo) - 08/28/21

The victim in yesterday’s homicide in the 6800 block of North Lombard Street has been identified as 48-year-old Thurston Harris. His family has been notified and provided the attached photo for release.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office conducted an autopsy and found that Harris died from blunt force trauma to the torso and ruled his death a homicide.

Thurston Harris’s wife, Tera Harris, was the person arrested at the scene for his murder.

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A suspect is facing a murder charge after running over and killing a victim with a car.

On August 27th, 2021 at 8:54p.m., officers from North Precinct were dispatched to the parking lot of a grocery store in the 6800 block of North Lombard Street on the report of an injury accident. Officers located an adult male pinned under a vehicle. Portland Fire and Rescue responded and were able to remove the person from under the vehicle. They determined he was deceased. Based on the information at the scene, Portland Police Homicide Unit Detectives responded to conduct an investigation.

Detectives booked Tera A. Harris, 49, of Portland, into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Domestic Violence Murder in the Second Degree and Domestic Violence Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

The victim will be identified after an autopsy has been conducted by the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office and next of kin is notified.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Steve Gandy at Stephen.Gandy@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Jeff Pontius Jeffery.Pontius@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0433. Please reference case number 21-238961.

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Attached Media Files: Thurston Harris
Wayne Thompson MAX platform
Wayne Thompson MAX platform
Suspect in Murder on Bus Arrested (Photo) - 08/28/21

On August 28, 2021 at 3:47p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report that Wayne Thompson was seen in the area of Southeast 139th Avenue and Southeast Stark Street. Officers did not find him there but did an area check and located him at Southeast 122nd Avenue and Southeast Stark Street. He was arrested without incident.

Homicide detectives responded and took custody of Thompson. They booked him into the Multnomah County Detention Center on his Murder II and Felon in Possession of a Firearm warrant.

PPB is grateful to the community for looking for Thompson.

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The suspect in the shooting death of Adrian Richardson has been identified as Wayne Conrad Thompson, 47 (photos). PPB Homicide Detectives, with the help of the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, have obtained an arrest warrant for Thompson for Murder in the Second Degree and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Anyone who sees Wayne Thompson in public should not approach him and call 911. Anyone with information about where Thompson may be staying is encouraged to contact Detective Jeff Sharp at Jeff.Sharp@portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-9773 or Detective Mike Jones Michael.Jones@portlandoregon.gov.


Photo Descriptions:
1.Wayne Thompson DMV photo from 2015
2.Wayne Thompson still image at a MAX platform

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The victim in this case has been identified as 44-year-old Adrian Anastacio Richardson.
The Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and determined Richardson died from gunshot wounds and his death was ruled a homicide.

This is an ongoing investigation. Any additional information will be released at the direction of detectives.

Anyone with information about this incident contact Detective Jeff Sharp at Jeff.Sharp@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-9773.

Photo: Adrian Anastacio Richardson

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A man is deceased after a disturbance on a bus leads to a shooting.

On Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 5:28p.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of someone shot in the area of Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard and Southeast 26th Avenue. When officers arrived, they found an adult male with what appeared to be gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to the hospital by ambulance. Paramedics and emergency medical personnel attempted lifesaving measures, but the victim died at the hospital.

Officers began an investigation and learned that the suspect left before police were called. No arrests have been made. No suspect information is being released. Preliminary investigation suggests that the shooting happened during a disturbance on a TriMet bus.

Homicide Detectives are on scene to investigate. If anyone has information about this incident, they're asked to contact Detective Jeff Sharp at Jeff.Sharp@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-9773.

Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard is closed between Southeast 26th Avenue and Southeast 29th Avenue. The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be released when appropriate to the investigation.

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UPDATE #3 CLARIFICATION: Suspect Who Shot Officer Identified - 08/28/21

CLARIFICATION: This update clarifies that cause of death was a single gunshot wound.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner has completed an autopsy on the deceased suspect. He is identified as Alexander Tadros, 30. His family has been notified of his death. The ME also determined that Tadros died from a single gunshot wound fired by an officer.

The injured officer continues his recovery. He has requested privacy and is not being identified at this time.

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The officers who fired their weapons in this incident are Officer Joshua Howery, a 20 year veteran of PPB, and Officer Jake Ramsey, a 4 year veteran. The involved officers will be interviewed within 48 hours of the incident. The officers are on paid administrative leave until the completion of the investigation.

The suspect will be identified after the autopsy and the Oregon State Medical Examiner confirms his identity, as well as the cause and manner of death.

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The officer shot in today’s incident has been treated and released from the hospital. He was wounded in the hip. He is now with family at home recovering from his injury. The injured officer is a 14-year veteran of the Portland Police Bureau assigned to North A shift.

There were two Portland Police officers assigned to the Special Emergency Reaction Team who fired shots. The involved officers will be identified tomorrow and will be interviewed within 48 hours of the incident. The officers are on paid administrative leave until the completion of the investigation.

The federal agency who was serving the warrant was the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Portland Police officers were not involved in the warrant service. They were called by the DEA to assist after the DEA started their operation. Portland Police Officers responded to that call for assistance.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing. Investigators are expected to be here throughout the day collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses. Additional information will be released at the direction of investigators.


As part of the use of force review process, the Bureau will conduct an internal review of the entire incident, including the initial response, resources requested, tactics used, and post shooting actions. The case will go before the Police Review Board (PRB), which is composed of community members, Bureau members, and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division.


The Portland Police Bureau directive outlining the procedures followed after an officer involved shooting may be found at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/656780 .


Once the entire investigation and legal process is complete, the investigative files and any grand jury transcripts will be posted on the Bureau's Open Data page. This is the fourth Portland Police officer involved shooting in 2021. Information available about past officer-involved shootings can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/76940 .

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A Portland Police officer has been shot and injured and an officer involved shooting took place.

On Friday, August 27, 2021 at 6:27 a.m., Portland Police North Precinct Officers responded to an apartment building the 1600 Block of North Willis Boulevard when a federal agency serving a warrant requested assistance. The officers learned that a suspect had been threatening to shoot the federal agents. The officers learned that the suspect was armed. The Special Emergency Reaction Team and Crisis Negotiation Team responded to assist.

Officers began evacuating nearby apartment units for safety of the community. At about 7:30a.m, at least one shot was fired and a Portland Police Officer was shot and injured. Preliminary information is the shot came through a wall. The officer was transported to an area hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Additional shots came from the suspects location. Sometime afterward a Portland Police officer fired shots and the suspect is deceased. There is no ongoing threat to the community.

North Interstate Avenue is closed between North Kilpatrick Street and North Argyle Street. Portland Police Bureau Homicide Unit detectives are investigating the incident.

Chief Chuck Lovell has responded to the hospital and has briefed Mayor Ted Wheeler on the situation. The PIO is on scene. We anticipate an additional update today in the noon hour.

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Suspect Gerson Perez-Gil
Suspect Gerson Perez-Gil
Suspect in Stabbing Murder Sought by Detectives, Public Assistance Requested (Photo) - 08/25/21

Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating the suspect in the January stabbing death of 19-year-old Isaiah J. Maza, Jr. The stabbing occurred on January 31, 2021 in the 100 block of Northeast 120th Avenue.

PPB Homicide Detectives, with the assistance of the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, have obtained an arrest warrant for 18-year-old Gerson Perez-Gil for the crime of Murder in the Second Degree. A photograph of Perez-Gil is being provided by investigators and attached to this release. If you see Perez-Gil, do not approach. Call 911 and provide specific location information, direction of travel, and clothing description.

Anyone with non-time sensitive information about Perez-Gil or this homicide case, please contact Detective Shaye Samora at Shaye.Samora@portlandoregon.gov or (503)823-0768 or Detective Erik Kammerer at Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov or (503)823-0762.

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The victim of the January 31, 2021, homicide that occurred in the 100 block of Northeast 120th Avenue has been identified as 19 year-old Isaiah Jason Maza Jr. Maza's family has been notified.

The Medical Examiner determined Maza died of a stab wound and ruled his death a homicide.

The investigation is ongoing and Homicide Detectives request that anyone with information about this incident please contact Detective Shaye Samora at Shaye.Samora@portlandoregon.gov or (503)823-0768 or Detective Erik Kammerer at Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov or (503)823-0762.

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On January 31, 2021, at approximately 5:30 p.m., officers from the East Precinct responded to a call of a stabbing in the 100 block of Northeast 120th Avenue. Upon their arrival, officers found an adult male victim with a stab wound. The victim died at the scene.

Detectives from the Homicide Division are on scene and investigating. Cause and manner of death will be determined by the Oregon State Medical Examiner at a later time and date. Additional information will be released at the direction of the investigators.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

The investigation is ongoing and Homicide Detectives request that anyone with information about this incident please contact Detective Shaye Samora at Shaye.Samora@portlandoregon.gov or (503)823-0768 or Detective Erik Kammerer at Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov or (503)823-0762.

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Attached Media Files: Suspect Gerson Perez-Gil
Machete and Ax
Machete and Ax
Suspect Arrested on Kidnapping, Weapons, Bias charges (Photo) - 08/23/21

A woman is facing charges after attempting to kidnap a 6-year-old boy, then threatening his family with bladed weapons and using racial slurs.

On Sunday, August 22, 2021 at 3:43p.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to the area of Southwest 3rd Avenue and West Burnside Street on a report of an attempted child kidnapping. As officers responded, they were provided suspect information and that she was armed with bladed weapons. The officers located the suspect at Southwest 1st Avenue and Southwest Ankeny Street. She cooperated with officers was arrested. She was in possession of a machete and an ax, which were seized as evidence.

Officers spoke with the caller and learned that she was with family waiting in line outside of a pizza restaurant when they were approached by the suspect, who tried to lunge at the 6-year-old boy saying she wanted to take him. When the victims tried to back away, throwing things to keep her back, the suspect threatened them with the weapons and used racial slurs. The suspect then ran off.

Officers booked Elizabeth A. Zurcher-Wood, 37, into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Kidnapping in the Second Degree, Bias Crime in the Second Degree (3 counts), Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, and Menacing.

Photo description: A black metal ax with yellow handle and a square blade machete

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Attached Media Files: Machete and Ax
JaMarie Herring
JaMarie Herring
Old Town Murder Suspect Turns Himself In (Photo) - 08/23/21

The suspect in the shooting death of JaMarie Herring turned himself in this evening.

On August 23rd, 2021 about 4:38p.m., 22-year-old Rolando L. Mingledoff Jr. turned himself in to homicide detectives. Mingledoff was lodged in the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Murder in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Despite the arrest, this is still and active investigation and we are still seeking information from people who were present at Mingle Lounge. Please contact Detective Mike Jones at Michael.Jones@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-1063 or Detective Jeff Sharp at Jeff.Sharp@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-9773.

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The victim in this shooting has been identified as JaMarie Herring Sr., 25. Herring’s family has been notified and provided the attached photo for media release. They are requesting privacy at this time and are respectfully declining interview requests.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy and determined Herring died from a gunshot wound and ruled his death a homicide.

During the investigation, detectives determined there were about 40-50 people inside Mingle Lounge when the shooting occurred. None of these people remained on scene to speak with responding officers. Detectives would like to talk to anyone who was present in the bar prior to or during the shooting, which occurred at 1:48a.m.

If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Mike Jones at Michael.Jones@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-1063 or Detective Jeff Sharp at Jeff.Sharp@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-9773.

Photo description: family photo of JaMarie Herring

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A man is deceased after a shooting in an Old Town Bar.

On Sunday, August 22, 2021 at 1:48a.m., Central Precinct officers on patrol were flagged down about a shooting inside a bar in the 300 block of Northwest Everett Street. They were directed to an adult male with apparent gunshot injuries. He was treated by AMR paramedics in an ambulance but died before reaching the hospital.

The suspect or suspects left the scene before police were notified. There is no suspect information being released at this time.

Detectives from the Portland Police Homicide Unit are investigating. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Mike Jones at Michael.Jones@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-1063 or Detective Jeff Sharp at Jeff.Sharp@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-9773.

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

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Attached Media Files: JaMarie Herring
Johnny Polanco 3
Johnny Polanco 3
Lents Neighborhood Homicide Victim Identified, Assistance Requested (Photo) - 08/23/21

The victim in the fatal shooting that occurred in the parking lot of a convenience store in the 4500 block of Southeast 92nd Avenue on August 20th has been identified as Jonathon “Johnny” Polanco, 30. His family has been notified of his death and provided the attached photos for media release.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy and determined Polanco died from a gunshot wound and ruled his death a homicide.

PPB Homicide Detectives are aware of a video circulating on social media that shows the murder of Polanco. Homicide Detectives are seeking tips regarding the identity of the people in the video. Additionally, Detectives would like to talk to the person who recorded the video. Please contact Detective Jennifer Hertzler at Jennifer.Hertzler@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-1040 or Detective Joseph Corona at Joseph.Corona@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0508. Please reference case number 21-231670.

The investigation is continuing.

Photo descriptions:
1. Johnny posing in front of a waterfall holding a child
2. Johnny wearing a hat
3. Johnny holding a baby
4. Johnny smiling

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The victim in the Lents Neighborhood shooting Friday night has died at the hospital. Homicide Unit detectives are investigating.

The victim will be identified after the autopsy is completed by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office, which will also determine cause and manner of death. If it's officially determined to be a homicide, then it would be the 60th of the year in Portland.

Detectives believe that some witnesses left the scene before speaking to police. If anyone has information about this investigation, or has video evidence, they're asked to please contact Detective Jennifer Hertzler at Jennifer.Hertzler@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-1040 or Detective Joseph Corona at Joseph.Corona@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0508. Please reference case number 21-231670.

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A man is critically wounded after a shooting in the Lents Neighborhood.

On Friday, August 20, 2021 at 9:46p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of someone shot at Southeast 92nd Avenue and Southeast Holgate Boulevard. When they arrived they located a victim with critical injuries. The male was transported to the hospital by ambulance for treatment. His injuries are believed to be life threatening.

The suspect or suspects left the scene before police were called. No arrests have been made.

Detectives are investigating. Southeast 92nd Avenue is closed between Southeast Holgate Boulevard and Southeast Cora Street. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Jennifer Hertzler at Jennifer.Hertzler@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-1040 or Detective Joseph Corona at Joseph.Corona@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0508. Please reference case number 21-231670.

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

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Five People Injured by Gunfire in Old Town Neighborhood - 08/23/21

Five people associated to a vigil suffered injuries after a shooting in the Old Town Neighborhood.

On Sunday, August 22, 2021 at 11:03p.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a shooting to the area of Northwest 4th Avenue and Northwest Everett Street. When officers arrived they located a shooting victim who had run to Northwest 3rd Avenue and Northwest Everett Street. He was struck in the lower torso by gunfire. Officers administered trauma first aid until paramedics arrived to take over. The victim was transported to a hospital by ambulance where he was treated. He is expected to survive his injury.

Over the next two hours, officers learned that four other people had been transported to hospitals by private vehicles with gunshot injuries. One was struck in the torso and was seriously injured. The others were less serious, and they're not believed to be life threatening. Preliminary information suggests all of them were injured in the same shooting incident. All are adult males, ranging in ages from 21 to 32.

Officers located evidence that at least 50 rounds were fired. It's not clear how many firearms were involved, but it is believed to be more than one.

Investigators believe the gunfire broke out at a vigil for a homicide victim that was killed at the same location Sunday morning. There were numerous people there and many potential witnesses. None remained to speak to officers about what they saw. Detectives are asking for witnesses to reach out by e-mailing crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and referencing case number 21-233879.

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

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips. Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823 Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

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Gun
Gun
UPDATE: Another Shooter or Shooters Sought, Investigators Request Information (Photo) - 08/23/21

Investigators have confirmed that there was at least one more shooter during this incident, and they're requesting help from witnesses to help locate those involved persons.

The Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) is investigating this shooting and has recovered evidence of at least one other gun being fired. They believe a group of people may have been pursuing Anderson shortly before the gunfire started. They're working to determine if there were any potential victims and/or suspects in that group.

Investigators are still asking for video as they believe numerous people were recording the events leading up to the shooting.

If anyone has information, please e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 21-233538.

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

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips. Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823 Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

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A man is facing charges for firing a gun in downtown Portland.

On Sunday, August 22, 2021 at 5:47p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of shots heard in the area of Southwest 2nd Avenue and Southwest Yamhill Street. Officers learned of a suspect firing a gun, a description, and a direction of travel. Three minutes later they located the suspect at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Alder Street. He was arrested and a gun was seized as evidence (photo). Officers booked Dennis G. Anderson, 65, of Gresham, into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

No one reported injuries. There were numerous people in the area, including several people taking video and photographs. There are reports that witnesses may have removed evidence from the scene before police arrived. If anyone was a victim, is in possession of evidence of a crime, has information about this incident, or has photos/video of evidentiary value, please e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 21-233538.

There is no confirmed connection to any events or gatherings. The investigation is continuing.

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Attached Media Files: Gun
Some Acts of Violence and Property Destruction, Crimes Are Under Investigation - 08/22/21

Some individuals committed acts of violence and property destruction both in downtown Portland and in the Argay Terrace Neighborhood after some people physically challenged each other.

On Sunday, August 22, 2021 at 12:30p.m., demonstrators started gathering in the area of Salmon Street Springs in Tom McCall Waterfront Park downtown. As the crowd grew, Portland Police observed aggressive behavior toward others in the area. By about 2:30 p.m., several hundred people had gathered at the location.

By 1:30 p.m., a group of people had gathered in a parking lot at Northeast 122nd Avenue and Northeast Sandy Boulevard. At about 4:00 p.m., a small number of people came together and committed acts of violence and destruction at the Northeast Portland location. People were lighting fireworks and dispersing chemical spray, as well as firing what appeared to be paintball and/or airsoft guns. Some property destruction was observed. Most of the involved individuals have left the area.

There were no immediate arrests, but detectives are reviewing evidence to determine whether charges can be brought for any criminal activity. As stated before today's events, officers were not deployed to stand in between individuals intent on confronting one another. But that does not mean the crimes committed will not be addressed. Arrests do not always happen in the moment. As in past such events, we are conducting follow-up investigations, gathering evidence, and will make arrests when probable cause exists that specific persons committed crimes. Just because arrests are not made at the scene, when tensions are high, does not mean that people are not being charged with crimes later.

Portland Police Bureau is asking for help identifying victims and witnesses in the following manner:

-If you were a victim of a violent crime, please make a police report by calling the police non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333. Please reference case number 21-681328.

-If you were a victim of a non-violent crime (such as vandalism), go to www.portlandpolice.com/cor. Please reference case number 21-681328.

-If you witnessed a crime or have evidence of a crime, including videos and photos, submit those at crimetips@portlandoregon.gov. Please reference case number 21-681328.

"While it's disappointing that some people chose to engage violently, I am grateful for those who exercised their rights peacefully and without committing crimes," said Chief Chuck Lovell. "I also thank the Portland Police personnel who came in to work today on their day off, and those who were responding to calls for service citywide."


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