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Bank Robbery Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Eliot Neighborhood - 07/29/16

On Friday July 29, 2016, at 1:16 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the Albina Community Bank, located at 2002 Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted bank employees who told police that the suspect was armed with a knife as he demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the bank without incident.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s to 30s, wearing a green t-shirt and jeans.

Officers and a Canine Unit are searching the area for the suspect.

Anyone seeing the suspect should call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information should call Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405, or the Portland Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at 503-224-4181.

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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 9-Year-Old Boy in Southeast Portland (Photo) - 07/28/16

9-year-old Alan Lopez has been found safe at a friend's house in the area of Southeast 122nd Avenue and Lincoln Street.

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

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The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help to locate 9-year-old Alan Lopez, missing since 2:30 p.m. today.

Alan was last seen in the area of his residence, located in the 1900 block of Southeast 122nd Avenue. Alan was seen riding his purple, green and white BMX bicycle.

Alan is described as a male Hispanic, 5' tall, medium build, wearing a black Trailblazers t-shirt and khaki pants.

Police have no indication of any foul play and officers are continuing to search the area.

Anyone seeing Alan should immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information should call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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Grand Jury Clears 33-Year-Old Woman of Criminal Charges in Shooting Death of Intruder (Photo) - 07/28/16

On Tuesday July 26, 2016, a Multnomah County Grand Jury determined that a 33-year-old woman who shot and killed an intruder in her home in June 2016 was justified in the use of deadly force.

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

Officers and medical personnel arrived and contacted the homeowner, 33-year-old Tara-Alexis Ford, who directed them inside the home. Inside the home, officers found 59-year-old David Daniel McCrary deceased. The Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and determined that McCrary died of a single gunshot wound.

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

Detectives were not able to determine why McCrary broke into the victim's home. The victim, 33-year-old Tara-Alexis Ford. McCrary has no significant criminal history but there was a recent report indicating that McCrary may have been struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts.

Ms. Ford cooperated with detectives throughout the investigation.

The photo of McCrary is from the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles.

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Shooting Investigation Tuesday Night in East Portland - No Known Injuries (Photo) - 07/27/16

On Tuesday July 26, 2016, at 11:18 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the area of Northeast 160th Avenue and East Burnside Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire and damage to a parked, unoccupied vehicle.

Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the scene and took over the investigation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Argay Neighborhood - 07/26/16

On Tuesday July 26, 2016, at 12:47 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 12900 block of Northeast Rose Parkway.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire and a witness who reported hearing the shots and seeing a silver SUV speed out of the area.

An area home was struck by gunfire but nobody at the home was injured.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333, reference case #16-239613.

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Burglary Suspect Arrested After 16-Year-Old Calls 9-1-1 in South Tabor Neighborhood (Photo) - 07/26/16

On Tuesday July 26, 2016, at 2:24 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a residential burglary in the 7800 block of Southeast Franklin Street. The 16-year-old female caller reported that an unknown suspect was inside her room.

Officers arrived in the area and immediately established a neighborhood perimeter after learning that the suspect fled the residence prior to police arrival. Officers, including a Police Canine Unit, searched the neighborhood and located the suspect attempting to walk out of the area. Due to the victim's excellent description, officers arrested the suspect and recovered items stolen in the burglary.

47-year-old Themba Hasaan Kelley was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the First Degree and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. Kelley is also being held on a parole violation.

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

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UPDATE: Person Struck and Killed by Freight Train in Northeast Portland - 07/25/16

The person killed on Saturday has been identified as 27-year-old Jordan Douglas Hibler. The Medical Examiner ruled his death an accident.

Officers learned that Hibler was lying down between the train tracks when he was struck by the train. It it not known why Hibler was lying between the train tracks.

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On Saturday July 23, 2016, at 2:40 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a person struck by a freight train near Northeast 82nd Avenue and Halsey Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the remains of a deceased person.

The Union Pacific train engineer stopped East of the location and is cooperating with the investigators.

The sex, age and identity of the deceased person is not known and will have to be determined by the Medical Examiner.

There is no street traffic impacted due to this fatal crash.

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

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Two Laser Strikes on Police Aircraft -- One Person Arrested (Photo) - 07/25/16

On Saturday July 23, 2016, at approximately 9:52 p.m., a Portland Police Bureau Air Support Unit was flying patrol support in Southeast Portland when someone shined a laser pointer at the aircraft. The officers were able to immediately share the information with Portland Air Traffic Control to alert other aircraft in the area and were able to determine that the laser strike came from the area of Southeast 162nd Avenue and Stark Street.

Gresham Police Department officers responded to the suspected origin of the laser strike where they located and arrested the suspect, also seizing a laser pointer as evidence.

37-year-old David Martinez was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Directing of Light from a Laser Pointer and Recklessly Endangering Another Person. Martinez was also held on a parole violation.

While the Air Support Unit was addressing this laser strike, another laser strike hit them from the West. They were able to determine that the strike originated from the area of Southeast 84th Avenue and Stark Street.

Officers responded to the area and determined that a 7-year-old child, playing with a laser pointer, was responsible for the strike. The officers contacted the child's mother and gave her the laser pointer and explained the danger of pointing a laser at aircraft.

Aiming a laser at an aircraft is a serious safety concern for pilots and is a violation of law.

To learn more about the Federal Aviation Administration's Laser Safety Initiative, including laser hazards and effects, please visit https://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/lasers/

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Early Morning Robbery at Fire on the Mountain on Burnside Street - 07/25/16

On Monday July 25, 2016, at 12:21 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Fire on the Mountain, located at 1708 East Burnside Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted people inside the restaurant who told police that two men entered the restaurant, ordered everyone to get on the ground and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash and personal items, the suspect left the restaurant without incident.

Officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspects descriptions.

The suspects are described as males wearing dark clothing. One was armed with a handgun and the other was armed with a knife.

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

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26-Year-Old Woman Arrested for Attempting to Elude Police in a Stolen Vehicle (Photo) - 07/22/16

On Thursday July 21, 2016, at 10:53 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report that a woman stole a truck and trailer in the area of North Lombard Street and Alma Avenue.

Officers responding to the area spotted the stolen truck and attempted to stop the driver near North Lombard Street and Interstate 5.

The driver initially stopped then sped away from officers southbound on I-5. The driver led police on a pursuit onto I-405, exiting at NW Vaughn Street, then pulling back on to I-405 and eventually I-5 southbound.

Officers from the Oregon State Police, Tigard Police and Tualatin Police Departments assisted with the pursuit and eventually got spike strips laid down on the freeway near the I-5/I-205 interchange. The truck's tires slowly flattened and the driver left the roadway on I-205 at Stafford Road and was taken into custody.

26-year-old Ranai Michelle Tolman was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Reckless Driving, and Possession of Methamphetamine.

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UPDATE - Major Crash Team Investigating a Pedestrian - Driver Crash on Prescott Street - 07/22/16

The pedestrian injured in last night's crash has been identified as 37-year-old Heather Ann Ackles. She remains in a Portland hospital.

The driver, 73-year-old Herschel Faulkner, cooperated with investigators at the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation and no arrests have been made or citations issued to the driver. Once the investigation is complete, it will be presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

Anyone with information about this crash should contact Officer Phil Maynard at 503-823-2216, phillip.maynard@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Thursday July 21, 2016, at 6:45 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report that a driver struck a pedestrian at Northeast 8th Avenue and Prescott Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the pedestrian who was suffering from traumatic injuries. The adult female pedestrian has been transported to a Portland hospital with injuries that are believed to be life threatening.

The adult male driver remained at the scene and has been cooperative with police.

Preliminary information indicates that the driver was traveling westbound on Prescott Street and the pedestrian was crossing southbound at 8th Avenue at the time of the collision.

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

The intersection of Northeast 8th Avenue and Prescott Street will likely remain closed for several hours.

No additional updates are anticipated this evening.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working 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 - VEHICLE RECOVERED: Camper Van Stolen in Washington Park from Family Visiting Oregon (Photo) - 07/20/16

At approximately 4:00 p.m. today, an alert community member called 9-1-1 after seeing the stolen camper van abandoned in the Delta Park sports complex. North Precinct officers responded to the scene and recovered the vehicle for the owners, who have since traveled out of state.

No suspects were around the vehicle and there were no arrests.

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On Tuesday July 19, 2016, at 12:25 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Washington Park near the children's playground on the report that a van was stolen from the parking lot at Southwest Sherwood Boulevard and Carter Avenue.

Officers arrived and spoke with the victim and his family who told police that the van was parked in Washington Park and was stolen within the previous hour. The family is on vacation in Oregon and all of their clothing and belongings are inside the van.

The van is described as a white 2009 Ford Van with a camper top (pictured) bearing California license plates 6GHV448.

Anyone seeing the van should call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333. If someone is behind the wheel and/or is driving the van, witnesses should call 9-1-1.

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UPDATE #2 - ARREST: SERT/CNT Assisting East Precinct in Search for Robbery Suspect (Photo) - 07/20/16

The suspect, 38-year-old Ryan Scott Davis was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree (two counts), Burglary in the First Degree, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle (two counts), and Interfering with a Peace Officer. He will be arraigned on Thursday.

Detectives and a Canine Unit searching the neighborhood located the suspect's handgun at Southeast 49th Avenue and Kelly Street.

Anyone with additional information regarding Davis may contact Detective Bill Winters at 503-823-0453, william.winters@portlandoregon.gov.

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The suspect in this incident has been taken into custody by SERT officers.

This investigation started at 12:19 a.m., when East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 2600 block of Southeast 52nd Avenue on the report that an armed suspect broke into a home and stole the victim's car and a cell phone.

Officers responded to the area and immediately began looking for the suspect and the stolen vehicle, described as a gray 2004 Mazda RX8.

At 12:36 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Southeast 51st Avenue on the report of an armed suspect attempting to steal a car out of the garage.

Officers were in the area and immediately began searching for the suspect, believed to be the same suspect from the first incident, and the second stolen vehicle, a black 2014 Ford Focus.

Officers located the stolen Ford Focus abandoned and immediately established a neighborhood perimeter to search for the suspect. The stolen Mazda was also located in the area by police.

Based on the suspect's behavior and information that he was armed with a handgun, the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) were called to assist in the search and apprehension of the suspect. Additionally, the Air Support Unit was flying over the neighborhood to assist with the search.

At approximately 4:00 a.m., SERT officers located a person hiding in a shed in the 4700 block of Southeast Franklin Street and began challenging him to come outside. The suspect was not responding to commands so SERT officers deployed a non-lethal chemical agent into the shed.

At approximately 4:20 a.m., the suspect came out of the shed and surrendered to SERT officers without incident.

Robbery Detail detectives are taking over the investigation. Once the suspect is booked into jail, his name and charges will be released.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are assisting East Precinct officers searching for an armed robbery and burglary suspect in the area of Southeast 45th Avenue and Haig Street.

The area affected is Southeast 45th to 50th Avenues, Haig to Tibbetts Street.

Area residents are asked to remain in their homes and call 9-1-1 for any suspicious activity.

The suspect is described as a white male, 5'6" to 5'7" tall.

No additional information is available at this time. Updates will be provided when they become available.

Interested media should stage on the southeast corner of Southeast 43rd Avenue and Powell Boulevard. The Public Information Officer (PIO) is at the scene.

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Stolen Dog Returned to Owner in June -- Helpful Tips to Prevent Theft (Photo) - 07/19/16

On June 23, 2016, East Precinct officers arrested a driver in a stolen car. Other occupants of the stolen car claimed ownership of a dog and they were released from the scene. None of the occupants had any permanent address.

On June 29, the victim of the car theft called police to find out of her dog "Vam" was with the stolen car at the time of the vehicle's recovery. The car theft was initially reported in Lake Stevens, Washington.

The arresting officers took the information from the victim and began checking several locations in East Precinct where they thought people might have information about the location of Vam. Officers were successful in their search and ultimately located Vam and confirmed his identity using his microchip and a local veterinarian.

The victim came to Portland from Lake Stevens and was reunited with Vam at East Precinct.

In Oregon, Theft of a companion animal is a Class C Felony crime.

Microchips and GPS collars are two ways to help protect your pet from theft. Fido Friendly Magazine also offered several helpful tips to prevent theft: http://www.fidofriendly.com/blog/how-to-prevent-your-dog-from-being-stolen-expert-weighs-in

Additional resources on pet licensing lost & found and other services can be found at the Multnomah County Animal Services (https://multcopets.org/) and the Oregon Humane Society (http://www.oregonhumane.org/)

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Shooting Investigation Underway in King Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 07/18/16

On Monday July 18, 2016, at 3:01 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 5700 block of Northeast Mallory Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire and spoke with several witnesses, who told police the heard several shots and saw a smaller white car speed away.

No gunshot victims were located at the scene or arrived at any area hospitals and there is no reported damage.

Officers at the scene learned that the shooting may have stemmed from an ongoing dispute among known individuals.

No suspects were located at the scene and the Gang Enforcement Team responded to conduct an investigation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Two People Injured in Shooting Early Sunday Morning in Northeast Portland's Cully Neighborhood - 07/17/16

On Sunday July 17, 2016, at 1:27 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the area of Northeast 52nd Avenue and Prescott Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located two gunshot victims - a male and a female. Both were transported by ambulance to Portland hospitals for treatment to serious, but not believed to be life-threatening injuries.

Officers located a crime scene nearby, outside a home in the 5200 block of Northeast 55th Avenue, where some kind of underage party had been occurring at the time of the shooting.

No suspects were located at the scene and the Gang Enforcement Team responded to conduct an investigation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Waterfront Park - One Person Injured - 07/15/16

On Friday July 15, 2016, at 10:46 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a disturbance with gunfire in Waterfront Park, near Southwest Morrison Street. Officers in the area heard the gunfire prior to witnesses calling 9-1-1.

Multiple officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire on the promenade, North of the Morrison Bridge. Officers also contacted one person suffering from a non-life-threatening injury, but it is unclear if it's due to gunfire.

Preliminary information indicates that the suspect is a black male in his 20s, 5'9" to 6'00" tall, wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans, and carrying a black backpack. Witnesses told police that the suspect was last seen running in the area of Southwest 2nd Avenue and Washington Street.

Officers are interviewing several people as part of the investigation.

No additional information is available this evening.

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UPDATE #2 - Homicide Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood (Photo) - 07/15/16

The suspect killed in Thursday's home invasion robbery has been identified as 30-year-old Anthony James Lazarides (pronounced Lazz-uh-reedies). The Medical Examiner determined that he died of gunshot wounds.

The victim homeowner is a 45-year-old man who suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to one of his hands. He was treated and released from a Portland hospital and has cooperated with detectives. His name is not being listed for privacy and safety reasons.

Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying associates of Lazarides that may have been involved in the robbery.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319, mark.slater@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762, erik.kammerer@portlandoregon.gov.

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Homicide detectives are continuing to investigate this morning's homicide in Southeast Portland.

The homeowner was treated and released from a Portland hospital and is cooperating with detectives.

Preliminary information indicates that the homeowner was the victim of a home invasion robbery involving multiple suspects. One of the suspects was killed inside the home and the others fled the area.

Very little information is available about the other suspects and detectives are continuing to follow leads in the case.

No arrests have been made and updates will be provided when they become available.

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On Thursday July 14, 2016, at 12:53 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 8300 block of Southeast 64th Avenue on the report that an intruder was shot by a homeowner.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the homeowner, who was suffering from injuries that appeared non-life-threatening. The homeowner was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital.

Inside the home, officers located a deceased individual.

Homicide detectives, Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division and the Medical Examiner are responding to the scene and are in the early stages of an investigation.

At this point, no other details can be confirmed or shared about the incident. Updates are not expected to be released until late Thursday morning.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is not responding to the scene but will be available mid-morning for updates.

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

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Fraud Alert: Active #PhoneScam in Portland - Do Not Send Money (Photo) - 07/12/16

The Portland Police Bureau wants community members to be aware of a variety of phone scams that are active in the Portland Metro area.

Officers have received reports from people who stated that callers would claim to be members of a police department or sheriff's department and that the victim missed jury duty, had outstanding fines, or a warrant for their arrest that could be taken care of over the phone with a payment.

Other victims have reported callers claiming to be public utilities, the IRS, charities and home repair companies.

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

Callers typically instruct the victims to purchase re-loadable cards and call them back with the numbers. Recent scam callers have asked for iTunes gift cards be used as payment.

The Portland Police Bureau reminds you to be aware that:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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UPDATE #4 - Portland Police respond to roll-over crash - 07/11/16

The person killed in this crash has been identified as Diana Miller-Dixon, a 58-year-old female.

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Officers have arrested 21-year-old Rayna Johnson for: Manslaughter in the Second degree, Assault II (x 2) and Reckless Endangering. She has been lodged into the Multnomah County Jail.


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The Major Crash Team is clearing this crash and the roadway should be open shortly. The initial investigation suggests that a black VW Jetta with two occupants was headed northbound on N. Delaware Ave. when it struck the side of a white Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Cherokee, which also had two occupants, was headed eastbound on N. Rosa Parks Way. The collision was of sufficient force to knock the Jeep onto its side, pushing it into a nearby house, killing one of the occupants and injuring the other. Both occupants of the Jetta suffered injuries as well.

Investigators believe speed was a factor in this incident. It is unknown if impairment played a role in this crash but the possibility is being investigated.

This investigation is ongoing and the names of the involved individuals will not be released at this time.

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Early reports indicate that this is a two vehicle crash. The vehicles, a black VW Jetta and white Jeep Cherokee collided near N. Rosa Parks Way and N. Delaware Ave. The Cherokee was rolled onto it side and came to rest against the porch of a nearby house. The Jetta came to rest on the sidewalk.

One individual has died as a result of the crash and three others have suffered injuries of unknown severity (no descriptions are available at this time). The Major Crash Team is responding. N. Rosa Parks Way has been closed from Boston Ave. to Delaware Ave. There is no ETA for when the street will be re-opened.

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Today, July 9, 2016 at 9:34 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a crash at N. Rosa Parks Way and N. Delaware Ave. Early reports indicate that a vehicle may have rolled over and collided with a house. N. Rosa Parks Way and N. Delaware Ave. have been closed.

This incident is ongoing and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

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

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


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UPDATE - Major Crash Team investigating a pedestrian struck by truck in east Portland - 07/09/16

The pedestrian in the crash has been identified as 76-year-old Ailen Chen. The driver of the vehicle has been identified as 63-year-old Elvin Priest.

The investigation revealed the driver of the vehicle, Mr. Priest, had been traveling southbound on SE 82nd and entered the center refuge lane to make a left turn onto SE Franklin. Witnesses reported Mr. Priest made the left turn at a slow speed and had nearly completed the turn when Ms. Chen stepped off from the curb and into the path of the vehicle. It appeared Ms. Chen had been attempting to cross Franklin while walking northbound on SE 82nd when she was struck. She was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The driver remained at the scene and showed no signs of impairment. Distracted driving did not appear to be a factor.


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Today, July 9, 2016, at 10:07 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a call involving a pedestrian struck by a pick-up truck in the 3200 block of SE 82nd Ave. The pedestrian, an adult female, was in an unmarked crosswalk when was struck. The driver remained at the scene and is cooperative.

The pedestrian was taken to nearby hospital where it was determined that her injuries are life-threatening. At 12:08 p.m., a second female pedestrian was struck by another vehicle, at the same location. This pedestrian suffered minor injuries. This, second struck pedestrian, occurred while the first investigation was ongoing.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind drivers to be aware of both their speed and surroundings.

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

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

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UPDATE - PPB seeks public's help in locating a missing person (Photo) - 07/08/16

Mr Puerto-Ulloa has been located.

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The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help in locating 22-year-old Donald Puerto-Ulloa. He was last seen on 7-6-16 at 9:40 p.m., leaving the Lloyd Center. He was wearing a blue shirt and tan pants (see Photo #1). Mr. Puerto-Ulloa failed to show up for work the following day and has not been in contact with his family. This is out of character and his family is concerned.

Anyone with information on Mr. Puerto-Ulloa whereabouts is asked to email the Portland Police Bureau Missing Persons Detectives at missing@portlandoregon.gov.

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Media Advisory: News Conference today at 10 - 07/08/16

The Portland Police Bureau has been getting a lot of media requests. Chief Mike Marshman will join Mayor Charlie Hales and other Portland leaders at today's news conference at 10 a.m. in front of City Hall.

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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Until Tuesday July 12 - 07/08/16

Sgt. Greg Stewart is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) through Tuesday July 12, 2016, at 8:00 a.m.

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

Guidelines for media, including how to officially request records, may be found here: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/571559

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Suspect Arrested at Downtown Protest After Menacing People with a Firearm (Photo) - 07/08/16

In the evening hours of Thursday July 7, 2016, Central Precinct officers arrested a 36-year-old man armed with a handgun after he menaced people during a demonstration in Downtown Portland.

Michael Strickland was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Menacing and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree. He'll be arraigned on Friday July 8 in Multnomah County Court.

The Police Bureau would like to hear from anyone who personally witnessed Strickland's behavior or has pictures or video to share. Any tips should be emailed to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov and they will be shared with an investigator.

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Police Bureau Mourns Death of Bangladesh Police Officer, Injury of Another in Terror Attack (Photo) - 07/07/16

On July 1, 2016, members of the Portland Police Bureau, along with the rest of the world, watched a terror attack unfold at a cafe in Dhaka, Bangladesh. At the time, the Bureau shared a message on Twitter to the officers addressing the situation -- we have many friends in Bangladesh.

Sadly, the Bureau learned that one of the officers killed and one of the officers critically injured were close friends of Portland Police officers after receiving training on community policing, investigations and leadership.

Assistant Superintendent of Police Rabiul Karim was killed and SWAT Sub-Inspector Sujon Kumer Kundu was critically injured as they worked to end the hostage crisis and save lives.

In 2012, the Bureau shared a video of members talking about the experience of working with Bangladesh police officers, along with several images https://youtu.be/ZTxbrAnKboE

These experiences created close friendships and relationships between Portland Police officers and the Bangladesh officers that received training -- relationships that still exist today.

The Bureau would like to express it's deepest sympathies to the officers, families and friends affected by this horrible act of terror.

For more details about the policing partnership between Bangladesh and the Portland Police Bureau, please visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/402885

Photos courtesy of Sergeant Bret Barnum and Officer Brian Dale.

Photo 1 -- Senior Assistant Commander Rabiul Karim (circled) with Sergeant Bret Barnum and Officers Jason Hubert and Joel Ockunzzi kneeling (L-R)

Photo 2 -- Officer Brian Dale and SWAT Sub-Inspector Sujon Kundu

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Law Enforcement Torch Run Celebrates 30 Years of Supporting Special Olympics Oregon (Photo) - 07/07/16

The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is celebrating 30 years of supporting the participants of Special Olympics Oregon (SOOR). LETR seeks to spread the word about Special Olympics world wide, championing acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities.

As Guardians of the Flame, law enforcement officers and Special Olympics Oregon participants will carry the "Flame of Hope" across Oregon ahead of the 2016 Summer State Games.

LETR is the largest grassroots fundraising activity for Special Olympics Oregon, raising over $5.4 million dollars over its 30 year history.

There will be six separate legs of the Torch Run that will take place with more than 1,000 law enforcement officers and Special Olympics Oregon athletes running throughout the state. The separate legs will culminate in the lighting of the Special Olympics Oregon cauldron at the Summer State Games on July 9, 2016, in Newberg, Oregon.

On Friday July 8, more than 300 police officers and SOOR athletes from the Portland Metro area will run from Lake Oswego High School to Cook Park. A celebratory BBQ, presented by Plaid Pantry, will be held at Cook Park in honor of the 30th Anniversary.

About Special Olympics Oregon

Special Olympics Oregon serves more than 13,000 participants with intellectual disabilities, the largest disability population in the state, year-round through the organization's signature sports programs. Athletes gain self-confidence, social competency and other life skills. They develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. For more info please visit http://www.soor.org or engage with SOOR on Social Media: Twitter & Facebook @SOORstate | Instagram @specialolympicsoregon.

About Law Enforcement Torch Run

Law Enforcement Torch Run began in 1981 in Wichita, Kansas, when Police Chief Richard LaMunyon saw a need to raise awareness of and funds for Special Olympics. He conceived the idea of the Torch Run as a way to involve local law enforcement with Special Olympics and local communities by running the torch in intra-state relays that converge at Summer Games. Now a global event, all 50 states and more than 30 foreign countries participate in Law Enforcement Torch Run. In Oregon, more than 1,500 law enforcement personnel from federal, military, state, county, and local agencies participate in the year-round Torch Run campaign. In 2015 Oregon LETR raised over $600,000 for Special Olympics Oregon.

Interested media may contact Ashley Allenby at Special Olympics Oregon at 541-505-0525, aallenby@soor.org

Photo included Portland Police Bureau Detective Hilary Scott (front left) running with the torch.

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UPDATE - Motorcycle Rider Killed in Traffic Crash Late Saturday Night on 82nd Avenue (Photo) - 07/06/16

The motorcycle rider killed on Saturday night has been identified as 45-year-old Aaron Christopher Rufener of Southeast Portland.

The driver involved in the crash was 44-year-old Juan Jose Fernandez, also of Southeast Portland.

No charges have been filed and the case remains under investigation.

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On Saturday July 2, 2016, at 11:42 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a traffic crash on Southeast 82nd Avenue near Schiller Street. The caller reported that the crash involved a motorcycle rider and an SUV being driven on 82nd Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and began treating the motorcycle rider, who was lying unresponsive in the roadway. Efforts to save the motorcycle rider were unsuccessful and he died at the scene. The rider has tentatively been identified as a 45-year-old man.

The driver of the SUV, a 44-year-old man, remained at the scene and was cooperative. Officers learned that the he was driving northbound on 82nd Avenue and was turning left into the Don Pedro Mexican Restaurant parking lot when the southbound motorcycle rider crashed into the passenger side rear of the SUV, a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The motorcycle is a 2013 Harley Davidson.

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

Investigators gathered evidence at the scene and believe that the motorcycle rider's speed may have been a contributing factor to the crash.

The SUV driver did not display any signs of impairment and investigators found no evidence of distracted driving.

The names of the deceased and the SUV driver are not anticipated to be released until Monday.

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

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Officer David Enz at 503-823-2208, david.enz@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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Summer Fun in Full Swing - Celebrate and #DriveSober - 07/06/16

In June 2016, the Portland Police Bureau arrested 22 impaired drivers, utilizing additional funds supplied with a grant from Oregon Impact.

With Summer in full swing, the Portland Police Bureau would like to remind everyone to celebrate responsibly.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Suspect Robs Bar on Foster Road - Leaves Empty Handed - 07/06/16

On Wednesday July 6, 2016, at 2:13 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Red's Bar & Grill, located at 7025 Southeast Foster Road.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that the suspect entered he bar, armed with a handgun, and demanded that everyone inside put their hands up. When the suspect realized there was nobody behind the bar at the time, he ran out of the bar and left without getting anything.

Officers checked the the area but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as an unknown race male, 5'10" - 6'00" tall, skinny build, wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, a bandana over his face, blue jeans, and armed with a handgun.

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

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Southwest Portland Adult Video Store Robbed for Second Time in Two Days - 07/06/16

On Wednesday July 6, 2016, at 5:39 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Fantasy Adult Video Store, located at 6440 Southwest Coronado Street, on the report of an armed robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the employee who told police that the suspect entered the store, armed with a handgun, and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash and merchandise, the suspect left the store without incident.

Officers checked the area but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as a white male in his early 20s, 5'5" tall, thin build, dark curly hair, wearing dark clothing.

The store was also robbed on July 5, 2016, at approximately 5:14 a.m. It is not known if the same suspect was involved in both robberies.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Robbery Detectives at 503-823-0405.

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Statement from Chief Mike Marshman Regarding 2006 Investigation - 07/05/16

Last week I was contacted by members of the media regarding a 2006 investigation into allegations that I'd had a physical confrontation with my former stepson. The allegations were investigated and presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, which declined to prosecute and the Internal Affairs Division investigation found the allegations to be unproven. As a result, I considered the matter personally closed. It was an unfortunate incident that occurred more than a decade ago and one that I wish had never happened.

In reading the investigative reports for the first time this weekend, I was reminded of and felt sadness over a failed relationship. It was a volatile situation and I grabbed my stepson and shoved him up against the wall. I realize that this encounter was not my finest hour as a parent and is a moment that I regret.

This is a time where the members of the community as well as the members of the Portland Police Bureau have lost faith in its leaders. As such, I have directed the Bureau to release the investigative files on the allegations made in 2006, along with my personnel file. I hope that by releasing this information and talking about it, it will demonstrate that my commitment for the Bureau to be transparent and accountable starts with me.

Investigative Files: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/582809

Personnel File: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/582811

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UPDATE: Shooting Investigation Underway on Springwater Trail Near 82nd Avenue - One Person Injured (Photo) - 07/05/16

Assault detectives determined that the person detained this morning was the suspect in the shooting.

30-year-old Scott Norman Adams was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Assault in the First Degree as well as a probation violation. Adams will be arraigned tomorrow.

The victim remains hospitalized and is expected to survive his injuries.

No additional information can be released at this time.

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On Tuesday July 5, 2016, at 3:06 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting on the Springwater Trail just East of Southeast 82nd Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the 48-year-old male suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. The victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment.

Officers learned that the victim and suspect both reside along the Springwater Trail.

Officers searching the area have located and detained a person-of-interest in the shooting.

Assault detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to continue the investigation.

Updates will be released later today.

Community members concerned with livability issues associated with camping in the City of Portland should report concerns to the One Point of Contact - https://www.portlandoregon.gov/toolkit/70039

Crimes-in-progress should be reported to 9-1-1. All other criminal activities should be reported to the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333, or a report should be filed online by visiting http://www.portlandpolice.com

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Suspect in Custody for Hit and Run, Multiple Vehicle Traffic Crash - 07/05/16

On Tuesday July 5, 2016, at 8:55 a.m., a driver traveling the wrong direction on Southwest Morrison Street near Pioneer Square was observed by police. The information was broadcast to Central Precinct officers and moments later the driver in a maroon Buick crashed into a motorcycle rider at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Madison Street, then fled the scene in the vehicle. The motorcycle rider was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

At 9:01 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a multiple vehicle crash at Southwest Barbur Boulevard and Hamilton Street.

Officers arrived at the scene and learned that the same driver was involved in this crash, striking an SUV driver head on and crashing into two other vehicles. The hit and run driver got out of his vehicle, tried to run away, struggled with officers and was Tased by police before being taken into custody. The suspect was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

The three other drivers involved in the second crash also were transported by ambulance to Portland hospitals for treatment to serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Traffic Division officers are investigating both crashes.

Traffic in the intersection of Southwest Barbur Boulevard and Hamilton Street is affected but is moving slowly through the area.

Updates will be provided later today.

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Early Morning Robbery at Southwest Portland Adult Video Store - 07/05/16

On Tuesday July 5, 2016, at 5:14 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Fantasy Adult Video Store, located at 6440 Southwest Coronado Street, on the report of an armed robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the employee who told police that the suspect entered the store, armed with a handgun, and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash and merchandise, the suspect left the store without incident.

Officers checked the area but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as a white male with darker skin, 18 to 25 years old, 5'8" tall, thin build, black shaggy hair, wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and red pants.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Robbery Detectives at 503-823-0405.

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Fourth Suspect Indicted in 2014 Homicide of Ervaeua Herring (Photo) - 07/05/16

Last week, a Multnomah County Grand Jury indicted 24-year-old Kelani Brown on charges of Murder (three counts), Burglary in the First Degree (two counts) and Unlawful Use of a weapon, in connection with the August 2014 homicide of 21-year-old Ervaeua Herring.

Kelani Brown has been in custody since June 24 after his arrest for murder.

Three other suspects were previously indicted in connection with this case: 21-year-old Demetruis Ray Brown, 22-year-old DeAnthony Simmons and 23-year-old Geontae Brachaurd Jones.

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

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

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

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

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

Homicide detectives have worked closely with Gang Enforcement Team detectives to follow-up leads in this investigation and have interviewed dozens of people over the course of the past 21 months.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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North Portland's Heavenly Donuts Robbed Early Tuesday Morning - 07/05/16

On Tuesday July 5, 2016, at 3:51 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at Heavenly Donuts, located at 1915 North Lombard Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the employee who told police that the suspect came into the shop and demanded money as he implied that he had a gun. After stealing the tip jar containing only a few dollars, the suspect left the shop and was last seen running eastbound on Lombard Street.

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

The suspect is described as a white male, 20 to 30 years old, 6'00" tall, skinny build, wearing dark clothing. The suspect implied that he had a gun but none was actually seen by the victim.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405.

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Woman Sexually Assaulted by Stranger in Downtown Portland - 07/05/16

On Tuesday July 5, 2016, at 3:47 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the area of Southwest 12th Avenue and Main Street on the report of a stabbing.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the female victim suffering from a non-life-threatening stab wound. The victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment.

The victim told police that she was walking near the southwest corner of the intersection of 12th and Main when an unknown suspect grabbed her from behind and drug her into the bushes. The victim told police that once in the bushes, the suspect sexually assaulted her, cut her with a knife and hit her with a handgun. The victim was able to get away and run several blocks before finding someone to call 9-1-1.

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

The suspect is described as a dark-skinned African American male, 5'7" tall, skinny build, unknown age, wearing a white t-shirt, black athletic shorts, black and white shoes, and something on his head like a towel or bandana.

Sex Crime Unit detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to conduct an investigation.

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

The Portland Police Bureau collaborates with government agencies and community organizations that provide access to advocacy services to victims of sexual assaults.

A victim may be accompanied by a sexual assault advocate or other appropriate support person during the reporting process and/or criminal investigation.

Multnomah County Victims' Assistance Program: Provides support during the reporting of sexual assaults and referrals to victim services and resources: 503-988-3270.

Call to Safety (formerly the Portland Women's Crisis Line): Provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources. 24 hour crisis line: 503-235-5333, 1-888-235-5333, or https://calltosafety.org/

Project UNICA (Proyecto UNICA): Provides access to advocacy services for Spanish-speaking survivors of domestic and sexual violence. 24 hour crisis line: 503-232-4448, or 1-888-232-4448.

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

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

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Shooting Investigation Underway on Springwater Trail Near 82nd Avenue - One Person Injured - 07/05/16

On Tuesday July 5, 2016, at 3:06 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting on the Springwater Trail just East of Southeast 82nd Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the 48-year-old male suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. The victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment.

Officers learned that the victim and suspect both reside along the Springwater Trail.

Officers searching the area have located and detained a person-of-interest in the shooting.

Assault detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to continue the investigation.

Updates will be released later today.

Community members concerned with livability issues associated with camping in the City of Portland should report concerns to the One Point of Contact - https://www.portlandoregon.gov/toolkit/70039

Crimes-in-progress should be reported to 9-1-1. All other criminal activities should be reported to the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333, or a report should be filed online by visiting http://www.portlandpolice.com

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Southwest Portland Convenience Store Robbed at Gunpoint on Monday Afternoon - 07/04/16

On Monday July 4, 2016, at 5:05 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Swan Mart, located at 4440 Southwest Barbur Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the employee who told police that the suspect was armed with a handgun and obtained an undisclosed amount of cash.

Officers checked the area for the suspect but did not locate anyone matching his description.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, dark hair, wearing a white dress shirt, a tan hat, and black pants.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405.

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UPDATE - Suspect in Custody After Southeast Portland Plaid Pantry Robbery (Photo) - 07/04/16

Robbery detectives booked 19-year-old Bilombele Alex Mwenbatu into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Robbery in the Second Degree. He will be arraigned on Tuesday.

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On Monday July 4, 2016, at 11:11 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Plaid Pantry store, located at 2110 Southeast Powell Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and located a person matching the suspect's description right around the corner from the store. The suspect was taken into custody and officers recovered a replica firearm.

Officers learned that the suspect stole some gum and when the employee started to call 9-1-1, the suspect displayed a firearm and left the store.

Robbery detectives are continuing the investigation and the suspect will likely be booked into jail later today.

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UPDATE #4 - Death Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Mill Park Neighborhood (Photo) - 07/03/16

Cory Lumber's family has released this photograph to the public. The family is requesting privacy at this difficult time.

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The victim in yesterday's homicide has been identified as 48-year-old Cory Jonell Lumber. The Medical Examiner determined that she died of a single gunshot wound.

No further details are expected to be released at this time.

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Late Saturday evening, Homicide detectives booked 37-year-old Spencer Thomas Johnson into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Murder (Domestic Violence) and Unlawful Use of a Weapon (Domestic Violence). Johnson will be arraigned on Tuesday in Multnomah County Court.

Johnson resides at the apartment and is the victim's boyfriend.

No additional details will be released due to the ongoing investigation.

Homicide detectives will be continuing their investigation and would like to hear from anyone with information about this case.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457, rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Todd Gradwahl at 503-823-0991, todd.gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov.

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The deceased has been tentatively identified as a 48-year-old woman. Her name and the cause and manner of death will not be released publicly until after the Oregon State Medical Examiner conducts an autopsy.

A male resident of the apartment is cooperating with detectives.

At this point, detectives consider the death suspicious in nature and are continuing to gather evidence in the apartment as well as interviewing neighbors.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457, rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Todd Gradwahl at 503-823-0991, todd.gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Saturday July 2, 2016, at 7:00 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report that a person was deceased inside an apartment at the Misty Firs Apartments, located at 1538 Southeast 122nd Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a deceased individual inside an apartment. One person has been detained as part of this investigation.

Due to the nature of the circumstances, Homicide Detectives, Criminalists and the Medical Examiner are responding to conduct an investigation into the death.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) will be at the scene to brief media at 11:00 a.m.

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Shooting Investigation Overnight in Kerns Neighborhood - No Known Injuries (Photo) - 07/03/16

On Sunday July 3, 2016, at 5:07 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the area of Northeast 28th Avenue and Glisan Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire in the street, as well as damage to a parked car, fence and a residence on the corner of Northeast Lawrence Avenue and Glisan Street. No gunshot victims were located in the area or arrived at any area hospitals.

Officers spoke to witnesses who told police that two vehicles were being driven westbound on Glisan Street and that a passenger in one of the vehicles was firing a gun.

Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to conduct an investigation and collect evidence.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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UPDATE #2 - SUSPECT WANTED: Police Searching for Shooting, Hit and Run Suspect on Hawthorne Bridge, Waterfront Park (Photo) - 07/01/16

Detectives have positively identified 42-year-old Anthony David Stone as the suspect in this morning's kidnapping, sexual assault and shooting. Detectives have secured an arrest warrant for Kidnapping.

Stone is described as an African American male, 5'9" tall, and 230 pounds.

Stone should be considered armed and dangerous. He has no local address and has a significant and violent criminal history on the East Coast. It is not known why Stone is in Portland.

Detectives have been told that Stone threatened to shoot it out with police.

Anyone seeing Stone should call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information should contact Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-0696, brad.clifton@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457, rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov.

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Detectives are continuing to investigate this morning's incident that resulted in a SERT activation in Downtown Portland.

Detectives have gathered several pieces of information and have learned the following:

At approximately 2:23 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Southeast 88th Avenue and Powell Boulevard on the report that a 41-year-old woman had been kidnapped at gunpoint while she walked with a male companion. The male companion told police that an unknown African American male pulled his car to the curb, got out with a gun and demanded the victim get into his car. Once in the car, the suspect sped out of the area.

Officers canvassing the area spotted a possible suspect vehicle in the area of Southeast 92nd and Holgate Boulevard and it sped away westbound on Holgate at a very high rate of speed.

At approximately 3:56 a.m., officers and medical personnel responded to Southeast 43rd Avenue and Woodward Street had been shot and had been previously kidnapped. Officers arrived and determined that this woman was the same 41-year-old woman that was reported kidnapped a few hours earlier. The victim was transported to a Portland hospital by ambulance for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries. The victim told police that the suspect sexually assaulted her.

At approximately 4:06 a.m., officers responded to the report of a traffic crash on the westbound lanes of the approach to the Hawthorne Bridge and that the suspect fired gunshots at the vehicle before running across the bridge.

Officers arrived in the area and determined that the vehicle and suspect were likely connected to the earlier calls.

After SERT responded to Downtown Portland, officers reviewed video which indicated that the suspect did not cross the river but rather ran off the North side of the Hawthorne Bridge towards the Eastbank Esplanade.

At this point, detectives do not know the suspect's identity and believe that this is a stranger-to-stranger incident.

The suspect is described as an African American male in his late-30s to early-40s, 5'9" tall, 230 pounds, unknown clothing, armed with a handgun.

Detectives would like to hear from anyone who has information on the suspect's identity or further information on these incidents.

This suspect should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with non-emergency information should contact Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-0696, brad.clifton@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457, rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov.

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Central Precinct officers are actively searching for a suspect involved in a shooting and hit and run crash, both that occurred early this morning.

The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to assist with the search.

The suspect is believed to be in the area of Waterfront Part at the West end of the Hawthorne Bridge.

The suspect is described as an African American male, shaved head, "nice clothes" and armed with a handgun.

Anyone seeing a suspicious subject in the area matching this description is asked to call 9-1-1.

All traffic on the Hawthorne Bridge is closed. Traffic on Southwest Madison Street at 3rd Avenue is diverted, as well as 2nd Avenue from Jefferson to Main Streets.

Media should stage at Southwest 3rd and Madison Street.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is enroute to the scene, ETA 30-45 minutes.

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North Precinct Searching Parkrose Neighborhood for Robbery Suspect - 07/01/16

On Friday July 1, 2016, at 6:21 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Brooklyn Pharmacy, located at 3131 Southeast Milwaukie Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to the victim and learned that the suspect implied that he had a gun as he robbed the victim of a phone, cash and prescription drugs.

The suspects were described as two African American males, 16 to 22 years old, 6'00" to 6'2", and medium builds. One suspect was wearing a green hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans and the other in a white hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Officers worked with the victim to trace the phone to the area of Northeast 125th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard, where a possible suspect was spotted running into the neighborhood.

Officers, including a K-9 Unit, are searching the area.

Anyone seeing the suspects should call 9-1-1.

Anyone with non-emergency information should contact Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405.

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Robbery Investigation Underway at Southwest Portland Deli - No Arrests - 06/30/16

On Thursday June 30, 2016, at 8:52 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Richard's Deli, located at 6671 Southwest Beaverton Hillsdale Highway.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted an employee who told police that the suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money.

After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the business without incident.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s, 5'7" tall, 160 pounds, a baseball cap, light-colored shirt and shorts.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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