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Travis S Taylor
Travis S Taylor
UPDATE: Driver of Vehicle Involved in Hit and Run Crash on Fremont Bridge Identified (Photo) - 01/23/18

This incident occurred on Interstate 405, not Interstate 5 as the original press release stated.

The Police Bureau regrets this mistake.

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The driver of a dark green Dodge pick-up that is suspected of crashing into multiple vehicles and the concrete guard rail on the Fremont Bridge Sunday evening has been identified as 46-year-old Travis S. Taylor. Taylor was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Reckless Driving and Fail to Perform Duty of a Driver -- Property Damage.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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On Sunday, January 21, 2018, at 6:17 p.m., Central Precinct and North Precinct officers responded to the report of a crash and gunfire on northbound Interstate 405 near the south end of the Fremont Bridge.

Officers arrived and learned the driver of a dark green Dodge pick-up reportedly crashed into the jersey wall barrier and multiple vehicles near the south end of the Fremont Bridge. As the driver of the Dodge pick-up left the crash scene, a subject fired multiple rounds at the Dodge pick-up.

As officers responded to the crash, they learned the dark green Dodge pick-up fled the scene. Officers learned the driver was near the exit from northbound Interstate 405 to North Alberta Street. Officers arrived and located the suspect and Dodge pick-up. The driver was taken into custody for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants. The identity and charges of the driver of the green Dodge pick-up will be identified after he is lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

Based on witness information, officers believe the subject that fired a weapon on the Fremont Bridge, fired a handgun at the tires of the dark green Dodge pick-up involved in the crash. Officers have located and seized the firearm used in this incident. The subject that fired a handgun has cooperated with the investigation. Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail have been notified of the incident and will review information regarding the investgiation.

There were no reports of injuries as a result of the gunfire or crash. Northbound Interstate 405 was closed for approximately one hour during this investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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Attached Media Files: Travis S Taylor
Aaron Birt
Aaron Birt
UPDATE #3: Victim Identified in Sunday Evening Homicide Investigation (Photo) - 01/22/18

The deceased victim of a shooting that occurred Sunday evening near Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest Stark Street has been identified as 30-year-old Ellante Davone Williams of Portland. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determined Williams died of homicidal violence as a result of a gunshot injury.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Detective Vince Cui at 503-823-0449 or Vince.Cui@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-0696 or Brad.Clifton@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 any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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The suspect taken into custody in connection to a death investigation that occurred Sunday evening near Southwest Stark Street and Southwest 4th Avenue is 24-year-old Aaron Drake Birt not Aaron Drake Brit.

The Police Bureau regrets this mistake.

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The victim found injured after officers responded to the report of gunfire at the intersection of Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest Stark Street on Sunday evening has died of injuries sustained during the incident. The adult male victim's identity and cause of death will be released after a member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office performs an autopsy. The autopsy is scheduled for Monday, January 22, 2018.

The suspect that was taken into custody near Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Morrison Street in connection to this investigation has been identified as 24-year-old Aaron Birt. Birt was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on one charge of Murder, a parole violation for a previous conviction of Robbery in the Second Degree and a United States Marshals Service Hold.

Detectives continue this investigation. Anyone with information about Brit or this incident should contact Detective Vince Cui at 503-823-0449 or Vince.Cui@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-0696 or Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov

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Investigators with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail continue an investigation near the intersection of Southwest Stark Street and Southwest 4th Avenue.

Central Precinct officers arrived at the crime scene at approximately 5:40 p.m. and located an adult male victim inside a vehicle parked at the intersection of Southwest Stark Street and Southwest 4th Avenue. Emergency medical personnel responded to the victim's location and transported him by ambulance to an area hospital. The victim is in critical condition.

During the initial investigation, officers have detained one person thought to be involved in this incident. The suspect was contacted and taken into custody near Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Morrison Street without incident.

Officers canvassed the area and located evidence of gunfire near the vehicle in which the victim was located.

The area near this crime scene will remain closed to pedestrian and vehicle traffic for the next three to four hours.

Investigators do not believe there is an immediate danger to the public based on information learned at this time in the investigation.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Detective Vince Cui at 503-823-0449 or Vince.Cui@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-0696 or Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov

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On Sunday, January 21, 2018, at 5:37 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire near the intersection of Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest Stark Street.

Initial information suggests officers responded to the report of gunfire after a witness contacted 9-1-1. When officers arrived at the location they located an injured person. The injured person was transported to an area hospital by ambulance. The victim is receiving medical treatment and is believed to be in critical condition.

Members from the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail and Forensic Evidence Division, and Multnomah County District Attorney's Office are responding to the scene to assist with this investigation.

Vehicle and pedestrian traffic will be closed on Southwest 4th Avenue between Southwest Washington Street and Southwest Pine Street.

Interested media should respond to the southwest corner of Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest Washington Street. The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the location, ETA 45 minutes.

Anyone with information about this investgiation should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Attached Media Files: Aaron Birt
Kobe B Cordray
Kobe B Cordray
UPDATE: Three Suspects Arrested in Connection to Sunday Evening Robbery (Photo) - 01/22/18

Officers arrested 19-year-old Lamarr Juan Luster Jr, 20-year-old Kobe Branden Cordray, and 17-year-old Angelo Dewayne Luster on Sunday evening near Northeast 99th Avenue and Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

This investigation began when officers responded to investigate a robbery at the Neighborhood Market, located at 9061 Northeast Sandy Boulevard. During the investigation officers learned the suspects had left in a white Ford Excursion. A description of the Ford Excursion was broadcast to responding officers. Port of Portland and East Precinct officers located a white Ford Excursion at a gas station near the intersection of Northeast 99th Avenue and Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

The responding officers performed a traffic stop on the Ford Excursion and its occupants. During the traffic stop officers observed additional information that suggested the occupants in the vehicle were involved in the recent armed robbery at the Neighborhood Market. Lamarr J. Luster Jr, Kobe B. Cordray and Angelo D. Luster were directed out of the Ford Excursion and placed into custody.

Lamarr J. Luster Jr Kobe B. Cordray were both lodged at the Multnomah County Jail. They were each charged with two counts of Robbery in the First Degree and two counts of Robbery in the Second Degree. Angelo D. Luster was lodged at the Donald E. Long Detention Home on charges of Robbery in the First Degree and Robbery in the Second Degree. Lamarr and Cordray will be arraigned on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

Detectives continue to investigate this robbery and believe Lamarr J. Luster Jr, Kobe B. Cordray and Angelo D. Luster may be involved in additional robberies in the Portland metropolitan area. Anyone with information about Lamarr J. Luster Jr, Kobe B. Cordray and Angelo D. Luster should contact Detective William Winters at 503-823-0466 or William.Winters@portlandoregon.gov

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On Sunday, January 21, 2018, at 8:14 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Neighborhood Market, located at 9061 Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

Officers arrived at the market and learned two suspects entered the location and demanded money while one of the suspects brandished a firearm. The suspects obtained an undisclosed amount of cash. While leaving the location a suspect fired a handgun at the victim. The victim was not struck by the gunfire.

Responding officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspects' description. The suspects were described as two black males.

There are no surveillance images available for public release at this time.

Investigators with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail have responded to assist with this investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective William Winters with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail at 503-823-0466 or William.Winters@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 any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Attached Media Files: Kobe B Cordray , Lamarr J Luster
Officers Investigate Domestic Disturbance and Shooting in Portland's St. Johns Neighborhood -- One Person Injured - 01/22/18

On Monday, January 22, 2018 at 1:02 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a domestic disturbance at the Bristol Court Apartments, located at 9457 North Bristol Avenue.

As officers responded to the location, a community member told a 9-1-1 call-taker a gunshot had been fired at the location. Officers arrived at the location and located an adult male with a gunshot wound. Officers applied a tourniquet to the man's injured appendage prior to emergency medical personnel arriving. The injured man was provided emergency medical aid by medical responders and transported to an area hospital by ambulance with what was believed to be a non-life-threatening injury.

Based on information learned from witnesses, officers believe the man who was shot had been the aggressor in a domestic disturbance. During or shortly after the domestic disturbance, the man became confrontational with another community member. The community member fired one round, striking and injuring the man.

Officers contacted the subject who fired a weapon. The subject was cooperative with the investigation and the firearm that was believed to have been used in this incident was seized as evidence.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail responded to assist with this investigation. At the conclusion of the investigation all reports will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for consideration of prosecution for the subject involved in the domestic disturbance and the subject that fired the weapon.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Christopher Traynor at 503-823-0889 or Christopher.Traynor@portlandoregon.gov

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Grand Jury Determines Deadly Force Justified in January 3rd Shooting - 01/22/18

On Friday, January 19, 2018, a Multnomah County Grand Jury returned a "no true bill" in the shooting death of 53-year-old Robert R. Porter on January 3, 2018.

The grand jury determined that no criminal prosecution was warranted as a result of the use of deadly force by 27-year-old Tyson B. Pfau.

This investigation began on January 3, 2018, at 6:59 p.m., when East Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery and shooting at the U-Haul Powell Boulevard, located at 4831 Southeast Powell Boulevard. Officers and medical personnel arrived and located Porter suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment but he later died of his injuries.

Detectives have learned that Porter entered the U-Haul Powell Boulevard and demanded money while brandishing a handgun. During the robbery Pfau, a valid concealed handgun license holder, fired his handgun, striking Porter multiple times. Another U-Haul Powell Boulevard employee called 9-1-1 after the robbery and shooting. Pfau and witnesses present at the time of this incident cooperated with the subsequent investigation.

Porter was armed with a handgun at the time of the shooting. Detectives believe Porter was involved in multiple robberies in the Portland area prior to the January 3, 2018 incident.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Homicide Detail Detective Todd Gradwahl at 503-823-0991 or Todd.Gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov

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Northeast Portland Market Robbed at Gunpoint - No Injuries - 01/22/18

On Sunday, January 21, 2018, at 7:04 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Food King Market, located at 2909 Northeast Prescott Street.

Officers arrived at the market and learned two suspects entered the location and demanded money while one of the suspects brandished a firearm. The market employee ran from the location. Based on preliminary information, officers believe the suspects left without obtaining any cash or other items.

Responding officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspects' description. The suspects were described as two men wearing masks. One suspect was described as being 6'3" tall and the other suspect was described s short.

There are no surveillance images available for public release at this time.

Investigators with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail will continue this investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective William Winters with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail at 503-823-0466 or William.Winters@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 any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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UPDATE: January 20 Free Speech Events Conclude in Downtown Portland - 01/20/18

The demonstrations that occurred on Saturday, January 20, 2018, have concluded. 
 
The demonstrations started at approximately 12:30 p.m. and lasted into the early evening hours.  The events were largely peaceful, with only a few minor disturbances.  There were no reports of any participants sustaining injuries that required emergency medical treatment or property damage.  The Police Bureau and its law enforcement partners made no arrests or used any force during today's demonstrations.
 
The Portland Police Bureau worked with event organizers prior to and during the events to ensure the safety of the participants and community members.  The goal of the Police Bureau at any Free Speech event is to ensure the safety of participants and community members; help facilitate a safe environment for people to practice their First Amendment Rights to speech and assembly; and prevent property damage and disruption to transportation infrastructure.
 
"The vast majority of today's participants were peaceful," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "The events displayed the effectiveness of collaboration between event participants and organizers with the Police Bureau. The relationships that were created today fostered Portland community members' rights to safely practice their First Amendment Rights to free speech and assembly."

The Bureau also collaborated with law enforcement, public safety and government partners to ensure that public safety is the top priority for all participants and community members. The law enforcement, public safety, and government partners included: 

* Portland Police Bureau 
* Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
* Oregon State Police 
* Portland Fire & Rescue
* Multnomah County District Attorney's Office 
* Portland Parks Bureau
* Portland Bureau of Transportation 
* TriMet
 
While there were no permitted marches today, the Police Bureau had adequate resources to assist in road closures in areas where demonstrators marched on roadways.  Participants marching on roadways that have not been closed to vehicle traffic, expose themselves and community members to extreme dangers.  

The Police Bureau reminds community members that demonstrations generally do not require any permit from the City of Portland; however, any event held in the street and/or sidewalk, such as runs, walks, marches, parades or bicycle races must have a permit granted by the City of Portland. Additionally, event organizers are encouraged to work with the City of Portland to ensure a safe event for participants and non-participants. 

To learn more about the permitting process or to file a request for a permit, please visit the Portland Bureau of Transportation's Special Events page at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/?c=29979 

Anyone that believes they were the victim of a crime during any of today's demonstrations may contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at ?503-823-3333? to report the incident.

Commendations or complaints about officer conduct today should be directed to the Office of Independent Police Review (IPR) at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/ipr/26646?

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The Portland Police Bureau is anticipating multiple demonstrations to occur in Portland on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Most events appear to be scheduled for Downtown Portland; however, there are some events that will take place in other parts of the Portland area.

There could be an impact to traffic, and TriMet has announced they have developed contingency plans for the transit system; riders should check http://www.trimet.org/alerts in advance of any travel to learn about service disruptions and route changes.

While most people attending these events will participate in peaceful behavior, the Police Bureau recognizes it has a responsibility to attempt to ensure all community members are able to safely practice their Constitutional right to free speech and assembly. The Police Bureau's goal is to help facilitate peaceful events and to prevent criminal behavior from happening. The safety of participants and community members is the Police Bureau's top priority.

Everyone attending the various protest events are encouraged to obey all laws and be respectful of others who are using city streets, freeways and mass transit. Marching into and blocking streets without a permit is illegal and dangerous to protesters as well as road users and has a significantly negative impact to our community.

People should not bring any weapons (firearms, knives, etc.) or items that can be used as weapons (sticks, bats, poles, rocks, fireworks/incendiary devices, etc.) to any of the events. Prohibited items may be seized by police and, if in violation of city, state or federal law, the possessor may be arrested and charged criminally.

The City of Portland has specific conduct rules and laws that apply to parks - https://www.portlandoregon.gov/citycode/?c=28627 including a specific prohibition on the possession of weapons in parks - https://www.portlandoregon.gov/citycode/article/147782.

Incidents that threaten life, safety or property will be investigated through review of public, media, and law enforcement video, and through contact with witnesses and victims. People who participate in illegal behavior will be subject to arrest on the day of the event or at a later time after additional investigation has occurred. People near others who are preparing to or in the act of committing criminal behavior are encouraged to separate themselves from the group and notify police.

The Police Bureau has reached out to event organizers and other community members to provide an effective and appropriate police presence at the event and throughout the city.

Life-threatening emergencies should be reported to 9-1-1. Call 9-1-1 if you can; text 9-1-1 if you can't. Texts to 9-1-1 cannot include emoticons, emoji's, pictures, or videos.

Anyone with information about criminal behavior being planned at any of these events is asked to share it by email to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov; or, anonymously through Crime Stoppers of Oregon by visiting the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips, online at https://www.p3tips.com/823, or call 503-823-HELP (4357)

The Portland Police Bureau will investigate reports of criminal behavior and work to identify suspects during and after any incidents.

The Bureau will provide updates via Twitter (@portlandpolice) as needed and will post news releases on significant events that occur as a result of the protests.

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Lorenzo L Jones
Lorenzo L Jones
Suspect Arrested in Connection to September 2017 Murder Investigation (Photo) - 01/20/18

On Friday, January 19, 2018, 44-year-old Lorenzo L. Jones was taken into custody by members of the Eugene Police Department in Eugene, Oregon during a traffic stop. Jones was arrested on a Multnomah County warrant related to the September 17, 2017 murder of 27-year-old Wilbert Butler in the 3600 block of Southeast 28th Avenue.

Based on information learned by the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail during this investigation, a warrant was issued for Jones' arrest.

Jones was lodged at the Multnomah County jail on a warrant for Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Jones will be arraigned on Monday, January 22, 2018.

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Attached Media Files: Lorenzo L Jones
Bank Robbery Saturday Afternoon in Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood - 01/20/18

On Sunday, January 20, 2018, at 1:23 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the U.S. Bank, located at 12203 Northeast Glisan Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with employees who told police the suspect entered the bank displayed and a note demanding money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the bank without incident.

Several officers checked the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as a white male in his late 50's to early 60's, five feet seven inches to five feet eight inches tall, with a medium build.
Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail detectives and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents are currently investigating this robbery.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail Detective Brett Hawkinson at 503-823-1080 or Brett.Hawkinson@PortlandOregon.gov, or the Portland office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at 503-224-4181.

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Lloyd District Café Robbed by Man Armed with Knife - No Injuries - 01/20/18

On Sunday, January 20, 2018, at 6:16 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Starbucks Grand Avenue, located at 1621 Northeast Grand Avenue.

Officers arrived at the Starbucks and learned a suspect entered the location, proceeded to the cash register, and demanded money while brandishing a knife. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash the suspect left the location without incident.

Responding officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspects' description. Based on preliminary information, officers believe the suspect is a white male in his 40's, six feet tall, with a slim build armed with a knife

There are no surveillance images available for public release at this time.

Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division responded to assist with this robbery investigation.

Investigators with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail will continue this investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery Detail detectives at 503-823-0405.

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Vision Zero
Vision Zero
16 Citations, 27 Warnings Issued During Thursday Evening #VisionZero Traffic Safety Mission (Photo) - 01/19/18

In the evening hours of Thursday, January 18, 2018, the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division, assisted by officers from Central, East, and North Precincts, conducted a Vision Zero traffic safety mission along Northeast Sandy Boulevard from Northeast 82nd Avenue to Northeast 122nd Avenue.

Officers focused on dangerous behaviors and the officers were free to make traffic stops on drivers, pedestrians and bicycle riders as they saw fit. The officers were encouraged to share information about the Vision Zero program during these contacts. As always, officers were allowed the discretion to issue citations, warnings or classes.

In total, 16 citations were issued as well as 27 written warnings.

The Traffic Division and Precinct operations will be conducting future enforcement missions as staffing allows.

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

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

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Attached Media Files: Vision Zero
UPDATE: Driver Dies of Injuries Sustained During January 12 Crash - 01/18/18

The driver of a vehicle that was found crashed on eastbound Interstate 84 near Exit 9 on Friday, January 12, 2018 has died of injuries sustained during the crash.

The driver was identified as 27-year-old Nathaniel Lee Teneyck of Gresham, OR. Teneyck is believed to have been the only occupant of the vehicle at the time of the crash. Teneyck died at an area hospital on Monday, January 15, 2018.

Anyone with information about this crash should contact Officer Garret Dow with the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division's Traffic Investigation Unit at 503-823-5070 or Garrett.Dow@portlandoregon.gov

Teneyck's death is the first traffic related fatality in Portland in 2018.

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The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to investigate this crash.

This was not a fatal crash investgiation as originally released.

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On Friday, January 12, 2018, at 12:06 a.m., East Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a single vehicle crash near Exit 9 on eastbound Interstate 84.

Officers arrived on scene and located a white Honda Civic that had been involved in a crash and an adult male being administered CPR by community members. Emergency medical personnel arrived and provided the man medical aid prior to transporting him to an area hospital by ambulance. Based on initial information, emergency medical personnel believed the man sustained serious life-threatening injuries.

Investigators believe the injured adult male was the only occupant of the Honda Civic.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team has responded to investigate this crash. Criminalists with the Police Bureau's Forensic Evidence Division have also responded to assist with this investigation.

Currently, the ramp to northbound Interstate 205 from eastbound Interstate 84 and one lane of eastbound Interstate 84 prior to Exit 9 are closed. The closures will likely be in effect for the next three to four hours.

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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Daniel L Cronin
Daniel L Cronin
UPDATE #2: Suspect Arrested During Tuesday Evening Tactical Incident Identified (Photo) - 01/17/18

The suspect taken into custody on Tuesday evening in Portland's St. Johns neighborhood has been identified 35-year-old Daniel L. Cronin. Cronin was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on two warrants for his arrest.

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The suspect wanted by the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force has been taken into custody by Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) members. Members of the Washington County Sheriff's Office Tactical Negotiation Team (TNT) also responded and assisted with this incident.

Members of the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT), SERT and TNT worked together for approximately three hours to take the suspect into custody.

The suspect's identity and charges will be released after he is lodged in the Multnomah County Jail.

Residents that were evacuated during this incident are being assisted back to their homes. Nearby community members no longer need to shelter in place.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail and the Clark County Sheriff's Office Tactical Detective's Unit will continue this investigation.

No additional updates are expected this evening.

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The Portland Police Bureau Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) have responded to the Ridgecrest Timbers Apartments, located at 8940 North Columbia Boulevard.

SERT and CNT have responded to the location to assist the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force on a tactical incident.

Out of an abundance of caution, during this SERT/CNT incident, residents of the Ridgecrest Timbers Apartments should shelter in place unless they receive directions from officers to do otherwise.

Interested media should stage at the northeast corner of North Columbia Boulevard and North Swift Court. Media staging may be adjusted if needed.

Media is requested not to broadcast live or via social media any officer positions or tactical information that may compromise public safety.

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Attached Media Files: Daniel L Cronin
Directives
Directives
CORRECTION: Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 01/16/18

This Directive will remain posted for review until January 30, 2018.

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The Portland Police Bureau directs member action through the establishment of policy, procedure, and rule, as found within Directives. The Bureau is in the process of reviewing all of its Directives and seeks public comments. Currently, the Bureau is asking for the community's feedback regarding the following Directive(s).  
 
The following Directives will remain posted with comments collected starting on Monday, January 15, 2018 and ending on January 30, 2018.
 
* Directive 660.32 Agent/Informant Processing
 
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: Directives
Store Robbed at Gunpoint in Portland's Cully Neighborhood - No Injuries - 01/15/18

On Monday, January 15, 2018, at 8:53 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Minit Man Market, located at 4339 Northeast Killingsworth Street.

Officers arrived at the store and learned two suspects entered the location, demanded money while one of the suspects brandished a firearm. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash the suspects left the location without incident.

Responding officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspects' description. Based on preliminary information, officers beleive one of the suspects was a white male in his 30's, six feet two inches tall with a thin build and armed with a handgun. The other suspect was described as a white male in his 20's, six feet tall with a thin build.

There are no surveillance images available for public release at this time.

Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division responded to assist with this robbery investigation.

Investigators with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail will continue this investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery Detail detectives at 503-823-0405.

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Buckman Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 01/14/18

On Sunday, January 14, 2018, at 9:15 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire at the Laurel Park East Apartments, located in the 100 block of Southeast 26th Avenue.

Officers responded to the location after a community member contacted 9-1-1 to report hearing a disturbance and gunfire.

When officers arrived, they learned the caller heard several people arguing near a white Toyota Corolla that was on Southeast 26th Avenue. While the people argued, the witness heard gunfire then observed a bullet strike to the witness' apartment.

Officers searched the neighborhood with a K-9 team for the people who were reported to be arguing near the Toyota at the time the gunfire. Officers did not locate the people associated with the Toyota. Officers located the unoccupied white Toyota Corolla near the intersection of Southeast 26th Avenue and Southeast Ankeny Street. The Toyota was seized and towed as evidence.

There were no reports of injured people at the scene or anyone arriving at area hospitals with injuries as a result of this shooting.

Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have responded to the location to assist with the investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact police at 503-823-3333.

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Store Robbed at Gunpoint in Portland's Centennial Neighborhood - No Injuries - 01/14/18

On Sunday, January 14, 2018, at 7:09 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the All Stop Pipes and Tobacco, located at 14447 Southeast Division Street.

Officers arrived at the store and learned two suspects entered the location, demanded money while one of the suspects brandished a firearm. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash both suspects left the location without incident.

Responding officers searched the area but did not locate anyone matching the suspects' description. One of the suspects was described as a black male in his 20's, 6'3" tall, with a thin build. The other suspect was described as a black male in his late teens, 5'7" tall also with a thin build.

There are no surveillance images available for public release at this time.

Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division responded to assist with this robbery investigation.

Investigators with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail will continue this investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery Detail detectives at 503-823-0405.

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Shooting Investigation Early Sunday Morning in Portland's Boise Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 01/14/18

On Sunday, January 14, 2018, at 1:55 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire near the intersection of North Mississippi Avenue and North Shaver Street.

As officers responded to the location, a caller to 9-1-1 reported they were observing a group of approximately 50 people fighting in the intersection of North Mississippi Avenue and North Shaver Street. The caller also reported hearing gunfire as the group of people fought.

When officers arrived they observed multiple people leaving the area on foot and driving away in vehicles. As officers spoke with witnesses, they learned an argument had started inside the 1905 Club, located at 830 North Shaver Street. The people involved in the argument were escorted outside of the 1905 Club, at which time a large group of people started fighting and gunfire was heard.

There were no reports of anyone being injured at the scene or arriving at area hospitals with injuries as a result of this shooting. Officers did not locate any property damage as a result of the gunfire. No suspects have been located at this time. While officers canvassed the area they located evidence of gunfire.

Based on information learned during the preliminary investigation the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team responded to take over the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division also responded to the location to assist with the investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact Detective Meghan Burkeen at 503-823-2092 or Meghan.Burkeen@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 offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Stabbing Investigation Underway at Laurelhurst Park - Two People Injured - 01/13/18

On Saturday January 13, 2018, at 7:15 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing at Laurelhurst Park, located at 3601 Southeast Oak Street.

Officers responding to the scene learned that the stabbing occurred near Southeast Ankeny Street and Laurelhurst Place along the north side of the park.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located two 16-year-old males suffering from stab wounds. Both victims were transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers contacted a large group of juveniles associated with the victims and disturbance. Limited suspect information was obtained by officers, who were told the suspect is white or Hispanic male in his teens or early-20s.

Officers at the scene are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the stabbing. Detectives from the Assault Detail will take the lead on follow-up investigation.

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

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UPDATE - Traffic Crash on I-5 Northbound Injures Two Officers - I-5 Traffic Diverted off at Jantzen Beach (Photo) - 01/13/18

The driver involved in the crash that injured two officers was arrested on multiple charges and taken to jail early Saturday morning.

53-year-old Ken Thomas Neely was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault Three (two counts), Recklessly Endangering Another Person (three counts), Reckless Driving, and Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII). He will be arraigned on Tuesday January 16, 2018.

The driver involved in the initial incident and a third driver, who nearly crashed into another officer, were also charged with Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII).

The sergeant injured in the crash was treated and released from the hospital. The injured officer remains in the hospital and is expected to be released soon.

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

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

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

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On Saturday January 13, 2018, at 12:46 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to I-5 northbound, just south of the Interstate Bridge, on the report of a hazardous vehicle blocking the right lane of traffic and a possible drunk driver.

An officer and a sergeant arrived at the scene and a driver was taken into custody for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII). As officers were awaiting a tow truck, another driver crashed into one of the police cars, injuring the officer inside and the sergeant outside the vehicle.

Both the officer and sergeant were transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to serious, but not life-threatening injuries. The initial driver arrested was not injured, nor was the driver involved in the crash. The driver involved in the crash was detained at the scene.

Traffic Division officers are at the scene conducting a crash investigation.

I-5 northbound is closed to all traffic, which is being diverted off the freeway at Jantzen Beach. As soon as the investigation is complete on the freeway, it will reopen to all traffic. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is assisting with traffic control.

No additional updates are expected to be released on this incident until late-Saturday morning.

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CORRECTION - Shooting Investigation Underway in Downtown Portland - One Person Injured - 01/12/18

The victim in the shooting is a 19-year-old female, not a female in her 20s as initially reported.

The Bureau regrets the error.

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The victim in the shooting is a 19-year-old female. She is expected to survive her injuries. The suspect in the shooting was not located during a search of the neighborhood.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Assault detectives at 503-823-0400.

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On Friday January 12, 2018, at 11:32 a.m., Central Precinct responded to the 2200 block of West Burnside Street on the report of a shooting with one person injured.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, who was suffering from a leg injury. The victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment. The injury does not appear to be life-threatening.

Officers are in the neighborhood searching for the suspect, described as a black male in his 20s, thin build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black sweat pants, and red underwear.

Officers are searching the area of Northwest Irving to Burnside Streets, 21st to 24th Avenues.

The motive for the shooting is not known at this time.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

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

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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Sunday, January 14, at 8:00 a.m. - 01/12/18

Sergeant Pete Simpson will be the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) until Sunday, January 14, at 8:00 a.m.

Sergeant Simpson will respond to media requests for information via email or media-only pager for emergent events.

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Tavern Robbed at Gunpoint in Portland's Montavilla Neighborhood - No Injuries - 01/12/18

On Thursday, January 11, 2018, at 10:49 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Top of the Hill Tavern, located at 9252 Northeast Glisan Street.

Officers arrived at the tavern and learned the suspect entered the location, demanded money while brandishing a firearm. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash the suspect left the location without incident.

Responding officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description. The suspect was described as a white male, in his 30's, 5'10" tall, thin build, with a handgun.

There are no surveillance images available for public release at this time.

Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to assist with this robbery investigation.

Investigators with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail will continue this investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery Detail detectives at 503-823-0405.

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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UPDATE #2: Victim in Monday Night Death Investigation Identified - 01/09/18

A member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office has completed an autopsy of a deceased male located in Fernhill Park late in the evening on Monday, January 8, 2018. The male was identified as 25-year-old Cody B. Oller of Portland. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determined Oller's death was a result of a gunshot injury.

Anyone with information, including occupants of nearby residences that have surveillance cameras that may have captured audio or video of the incident or people and vehicles traveling through the area near Fernhill Park on the evening of Monday, January 8, 2018, should contact Detective Scott Broughton at 503-823-3774 or Scott.Broughton@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 any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###Detectives continue to investigate the death of an adult male at Fernhill Park in Northeast Portland.

A member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's office has responded to the scene. The identity of the deceased victim will be released after the Medical Examiner's Office has performed an autopsy and next of kin have been notified.

Investigators have cleared the crimes scene.

Anyone with information, including nearby residences that have surveillance cameras that may have captured audio or video of the incident or people and vehicles traveling through the area near Fernhill Park on the evening of Monday, January 8, 2018, should contact Detective Scott Broughton at 503-823-3774 or Scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Monday, January 8, 2018, at 9:32 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire at Fernhill Park, located at 6010 Northeast 37th Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and located an adult male lying on the ground inside the park. Responding emergency medical personnel determined the man was deceased.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail are responding to take over this investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to assist with this investigation.

The Portland Police Bureau's Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene and plans to arrive within the next 30 minutes. Any interested media should respond to Northeast 41st Avenue and Northeast Holman Street for a briefing.

Anyone with information about this death investigation should contact the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail by calling 503-823-0479

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Fraud Alert
Fraud Alert
Fraud #Alert: Scammer Disguised as Magazine Salesperson (Photo) - 01/09/18

The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's White Collar Crime Detail is currently investigating two incidents involving fraud. The investigation began after officers responded to separate incidents in October 2017 and January 2018.

In both of the cases, the victims reported similar situations in which the suspect disguised himself as a door-to-door magazine salesperson. According to victims, the suspect wore a white dress shirt and tie. The victims stated the suspect started his sale's pitch by telling them about his personal hardship and desire to complete a medical assistant degree. After building rapport with the victims, the suspect presented documents titled, "P.S. Circulation L.L.C." The sales document also had a money back guarantee. The suspect encouraged the victims to order the magazines and have them shipped to nearby well-known non-profit organizations. The suspect knew the addresses of these nearby non-profit organizations.

At the conclusion of the transaction, the suspect requested the victim make the check payable to the suspect.

Based on information learned in the investigations, detectives believe the suspect is 24-year-old Lonnell Lasso. Lasso is pictured in the photographs included in this press release.

Anyone with information about Lasso or who has been the victim of fraudulent activity similar to these incidents is asked to contact Detective Cheryl Waddell at 503-823-0697 or Cheryl.Waddell@portlandoregon.gov

The White Collar Crime Detail has learned that P.S. Circulation L.L.C has a permanent injunction by the State of Oregon Department of Justice. The injunction prohibits P.S. Circulation L.L.C. from performing business activities in the State of Oregon.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind community members of the following tips to avoid these scams:
* Know where to turn. Victims suffering a financial loss should report incidents to local law enforcement agencies and the Oregon Attorney General's Office, Department of Justice.
* The Oregon Department of Justice has a tremendous amount of information and resources available to protect consumers. Information can be found by visiting http://www.doj.state.or.us/Pages/index.aspx
*For more information, visit the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Scam Alert website www.consumer.ftc.gov/scam-alerts

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Market Robbed at Gunpoint in Portland's Centennial Neighborhood - No Injuries (Photo) - 01/09/18

On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at 9:51 a.m., East Precinct officers officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the K.S. Food Mart, located at 15231 Southeast Division Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the 9-1-1 caller, who told police that the suspect displayed a handgun while demanding money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the location without incident.

The suspect was described as a white male in his 40's, 6'1" tall, 190 to 200 pounds, wearing a leather jacket and grey pants, armed with a handgun. The suspect was seen leaving on a silver mountain bike with straight handlebars. Surveillance camera still have been included in this press release.

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

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery Detail Sergeant Joe Santos at 503-823-0405 or Joseph.Santos@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: KS Market 3 , KS Market 2
Robbery with Gunfire at Market in Portland's Lent Neighborhood - No Injuries - 01/08/18

On Monday, January 8, 2018, at 6:37 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery with gunfire at the Checkers Market, located at 9122 Southeast Flavel Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to an employee who was in the store at the time of the robbery. Officers learned the suspect entered the store and demanded money while displaying a handgun. Based on information learned during the investigation, the suspect fired his gun during the robbery. After firing his gun, the suspect left the store.

The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 25-years-old, 5'7" to 5'8" tall, with a medium to stocky build, armed with a handgun.

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

There are no surveillance images available for public release at this time.

Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to assist with this robbery investigation.

Investigators with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail will continue this investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery Detail detectives at 503-823-0405.

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Shooting Investigation Monday Night in Portland's Portsmouth Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 01/08/18

On Monday, January 8, 2018, at 6:15 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire near the intersection of North Wall Avenue and North Fessenden Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the 9-1-1 caller. Based on information learned during the investigation, officers believe several men attempted to break into a vehicle parked near North Wall Avenue and North Fessenden Street. As the suspects attempted to break into the vehicle, a community member confronted the men. The men entered a nearby waiting vehicle, fired a gun, and drove away from the area.

During a canvas of the area, officers located evidence of gunfire. There were no reports of anyone sustaining injuries at the scene or arriving at area hospitals as a result of this shooting. Officers did not locate any property damage as a result of the gunfire.

Officers also searched the area for the suspects but no suspects have been located at this time.

Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division responded to the location to assist with the investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact police at 503-823-3333.

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Suspect Arrested After Northeast Portland Bank Robbery -- No Injuries - 01/08/18

On Monday, January 8, 2018, at 11:39 a.m., North and East Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the Riverview Bank, located at 10401 Northeast Halsey Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with employees who provided officers with the suspect's description and last known direction of travel. Officers also learned the suspect entered the bank and displayed a note which demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the bank without incident.

As multiple officers searched the area they learned the suspect may have boarded a southbound TriMet MAX. Several officers responded to the Lents Town Center/Foster Road Transit Station, located at 9451 Southeast Foster Road. Officers contacted an adult female on the train that matched the suspect's description. The woman was taken into custody without incident.

Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail detectives and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents are currently investigating this robbery.

The suspect's identity will be released after she is lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail Detective Brett Hawkinson at 503-823-1080 or Brett.Hawkinson@PortlandOregon.gov, or the Portland office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at 503-224-4181.

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UPDATE: Victim in December 2017 Death Investigation Identified (Photo) - 01/08/18

The victim in a December 28, 2017 death investigation has been identified as 35-year-old Jonathan D. Lehman of Portland.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determined Lehman died from homicidal violence.

This remains an open investigation and there is no additional information to share at this time.

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###ORIGINAL INFORMATION BELOW###


On Sunday, January 7, 2018, at approximately 10:30 a.m., East Precinct officers were in the area of the 9100 block of Southeast Duke Street when they located 42-year-old Alphonzo L. Johnson. Johnson was taken into custody by officers on charges of Manslaughter in the Second Degree, Assault in the Second Degree and a probation violation for a previous conviction of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants.

The investigation that led to the arrest of Johnson began on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 12:24 p.m., when East Precinct officers responded to the 9200 block of Southeast Clinton Street on the report of a man staggering in the neighborhood. When officers arrived, they located an unconscious adult male victim lying on the ground. Emergency medical responders arrived and provided the man medical aid. The victim was transported to an area hospital by ambulance where he later died of his injuries.

During the investigation, detectives believed the victim was injured prior to callers contacting the Bureau of Emergency Communications on December 28, 2017. Based on information learned during the investigation, detectives believe Johnson was a involved in the death of the adult male victim.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office has scheduled an autopsy of the victim in this death investigation for today, Monday, January 8, 2018. The identity and cause of death of the victim is pending the Medical Examiner's autopsy.

This investigation is ongoing and no additional information will be released at this time.

Johnson will be arraigned in Multnomah County Court today.

Anyone with information about this death investigation should contact Detective Scott Broughton of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail. Detective Scott Broughton may be reached at 503-823-3774 or Scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Alphonzo L Johnson
Patrick J Broyles
Patrick J Broyles
UPDATE: Suspect Arrested in Connection to December Kenton Shooting (Photo) - 01/08/18

On Saturday, January 6, 2018, at 9:22 p.m., North Precinct officers arrested 34-year-old Patrick J. Broyles near North Buchanan Avenue and North Jersey Street in connection with a December 26, 2017 shooting. The victim of the shooting sustained serious non-life-threatening injuries.

During the investigation, detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail learned Broyles was a suspect in the shooting of the victim. Once detectives learned of Broyles involvement, they alerted patrol officers.

On Saturday, January 6, 2018, a patrol officer made contact with the occupants of a vehicle in the area of North Buchanan Avenue and North Jersey Street. While the officer contacted the occupants of the vehicle, the officer identified one of the people in the vehicle as Broyles. Broyles was taken into custody at that time.

After being taken into custody Broyles was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempt Murder, Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Resisting Arrest, and Interfering with a Peace Officer.

Broyles will be arraigned today, Monday, January 8, 2018 in Multnomah County Court.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Detective Jeff Becker at 503-823-0479 or Jeff.Becker@portlandoregon.gov

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at 2:22 a.m., North Precinct officers responded the report of a shooting in the area of North Russet Street and North Peninsular Avenue.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived and located a 43-year-old male with what was believed to be a serious non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Emergency medical responders provided the victim with medical aid and transported him to an area hospital by ambulance.

Responding officers searched the neighborhood, but at this time the suspect has not been located. During a search of the area, officers located evidence of gunfire.

Based on information learned during the preliminary investigation, officers do not believe there exists an immediate threat to the community in relation to this shooting.

Criminalists with the Portland Police Bureau's Forensic Evidence Division responded to assist with this investigation. Members of the Detective Division's Assault Detail will continue the investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact the Assault Detail at 503-823-0479.

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Attached Media Files: Patrick J Broyles
Tavern Robbed at Gunpoint in Portland's Rose City Park Neighborhood - No Injuries - 01/06/18

On Saturday, January 6, 2018, at 3:07 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Lucky House Lounge, located at 5905 Northeast Halsey Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to several people who were inside the lounge at the time of the robbery. Officers learned the suspect displayed a handgun while demanding money. After obtaining one of the patron's wallets, the suspect left the location without incident.

The suspect was described as a white male in his mid 20's to early 30's, 5'10" tall, with a skinny build and armed with a handgun.

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

There are no surveillance images available for public release at this time.

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

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Charles E Maxey
Charles E Maxey
UPDATE: Suspect Identified in Early Morning Shooting in Old Town/Chinatown (Photo) - 01/06/18

The suspect involved in a shooting early Saturday morning that injured one man has been identified as 43-year-old Charles E. Maxey. Maxey was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Second Degree, Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon, Theft in the First Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Maxey will be arraigned on Monday, January 8, 2018.

Detectives continue to investigate this case. Anyone with information about this incident should contact Assault Detail Detective Jeff Becker at 503-823-4800 or Jeff.Becker@portlandoregon.gov or Assault Detail Detective Jeff Sharp at 503-823-9773 or Jeff.Sharp@portlandoregon.gov

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On Saturday, January 6, 2018, at 4:16 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at the Skidmore Fountain Transit Station, located at 10 Southwest 1st Avenue.

Officers responded to the location and located one adult male with a gunshot wound. The officers immediately provided emergency first aid, including the application of tourniquets to the victim. The victim was transported to an area hospital by ambulance with what are believed to be serious non-life-threatening injuries.

Additional officers contacted witnesses to the shooting. The witnesses provide officers with a description of the suspect. The suspect's description was provided to officers searching the surrounding area. As officers searched Waterfront Park, they located an adult male matching the witnesses' suspect description near Southwest Ash Street. The suspect was taken into custody without incident and a firearm was located and seized as evidence.

The Skidmore Fountain Transit Station will remain closed until approximately 7:00 a.m. as this investigation continues.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail are responding to lead the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are also responding and will assist with the investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Assault Detail Detective Jeff Becker at 503-823-4800 or Jeff.Becker@portlandoregon.gov or Assault Detail Detective Jeff Sharp at 503-823-9773 or Jeff.Sharp@portlandoregon.gov

The suspect who was taken into custody in relation to this shooting will be identified after he is lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

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Attached Media Files: Charles E Maxey
CORRECTION: Stabbing Investigation Underway in Portland's Rose City Park Neighborhood - Two People Injured - 01/06/18

Officers responded to the 2700 block of Northeast 57th Avenue regarding this incident.

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On Friday, January 5, 2018, at 7:51 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a fight in the 2700 block of Northeast 57th Avenue.

When an officer arrived at the location, he located three adult males on the sidewalk at the northeast corner of Northeast 57th Avenue and Northeast Sandy Boulevard. The officer approached the group and instructed them to move away from one another.

As the officer approached the three men he observed that two of the men were injured and likely stabbed. Based on information learned from people at the location the officer believed one of the three men was a suspect in the assault. The officer took the suspect into custody without incident.

Additional officers and emergency medical responders arrived and provided the two victims with emergency medical aid. Preliminary information suggests the two victims sustained serious non-life-threatening injuries. Both victims were transported by ambulances to area hospital for medical treatment of their injuries.

The suspect complained of an injury and was also transported by ambulance to an area hospital as a precaution.

Officers have located and seized, as evidence, a sharp bladed instrument at the scene.

The westbound lanes of Northeast Sandy Boulevard will be closed between Northeast 57th Avenue and Northeast 59th Avenue for approximately one more hour as this investigation continues.

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

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Detective Shaye Samora at 503-823-0479 or Shaye.Samora@portlandoregon.gov

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Bank Robbery Thursday Morning in Northeast Portland (Photo) - 01/04/18

On Thursday, January 4, 2017, at 11:09 a.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 spoke with employees who told police the suspect entered the bank displayed a handgun and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the bank without incident.

Several officers checked the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as a black male in his twenties to thirties, five feet eight inches to five feet ten inches tall, weighing 180 to 200 pounds, with a handgun. The suspect wore a large blue puffy jacket with a fur-rimmed hood. Photographs from the Albina Community Bank surveillance system have been provided with this press release.

Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail detectives and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents are currently investigating this robbery.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail Detective Brett Hawkinson at 503-823-1080 or Brett.Hawkinson@PortlandOregon.gov, or the Portland office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at 503-224-4181.

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Attached Media Files: Photo 2 , Photo 1
Jerry Dessources
Jerry Dessources
UPDATE: Suspect Identified in Thursday Morning Sexual Assault Investigation (Photo) - 01/04/18

The suspect believed to be involved in a sexual assault that occurred in Downtown Portland early this morning has been identified as 39-year-old Jerry Dessources.

Based on preliminary information, investigators believe Dessources and the adult female victim did not know one another prior to this incident.

Dessources was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Sexual Assault in the First Degree and Kidnapping in the First Degree. Dessources will be arraigned on Friday, January 5, 2017.

Anyone with information about this incident, including locations that may have video surveillance that captures sidewalks and roadways nearby, should contact Sex Assault Detail Detective Matthew Estes at 503-823-0462 or Matthew.Estes@portlandoregon.gov

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: 503-988-3222.

* Call to Safety provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources: 24 hours crisis line: 503-235-5333, or 1-888-235-5333.

* 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.

Additionally, the Portland Police Bureau WomenStrength, GirlStrength, and BoyStrength programs provide free self-defense classes and person 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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On Thursday, January 4, 2018, at 5:33 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 800 block of Southwest 2nd Avenue on the report of a sexual assault.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victim inside a business in the area. Responding officers searched the area. At 9:26 a.m., officers located an adult male near the intersection of Southwest 9th Avenue and Southwest Washington Street that matched the suspect's description.

The suspect was taken into custody and has been transported to the Justice Center.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Sex Crimes Unit have responded to lead this investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have also responded to assist with the investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident, including locations that may have video surveillance that captures sidewalks and roadways nearby, should contact Sex Assault Detail Detective Matthew Estes at 503-823-0462 or Matthew.Estes@portlandoregon.gov

The suspect's name and charges will be released once he is lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

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Attached Media Files: Jerry Dessources
UPDATE #2: Employee and Deceased Suspect Involved in Wednesday Evening Robbery Identified - 01/04/18

Detectives continue to investigate a robbery and shooting that occurred Wednesday evening on Southeast Powell Boulevard.

The deceased suspect, believed to have robbed an employee at the U-Haul Powell Boulevard, has been identified as 53-year-old Robert R. Porter of Newberg. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determined Porter died from gunshot wounds.

The employee who is believed to have shot Porter, at the time of the robbery, has been identified as 27-year-old Tyson B. Pfau.

At this time no arrests have been made in regards to this investigation. Once detectives have completed their investigation they will forward their reports to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review and consideration.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Homicide Detail Detective Todd Gradwahl at 503-823-0991 or Todd.Gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov

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Detectives continue to investigate a robbery and shooting that occurred at the U-Haul Powell Boulevard.

Based on preliminary information, detectives believe a male adult suspect entered the U-Haul Powell Boulevard armed with a handgun and demanded money from an employee. Investigators believe that during the robbery the suspect was shot by an employee.

Detectives have located and seized the employee and deceased suspect's firearms. The two firearms were placed into evidence. The employee and two witnesses to the robbery and shooting are cooperating with investigators.

The deceased suspect will be identified after a member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office completes an autopsy and the deceased suspect's next of kin are notified.

There is no additional information expected to be released this evening.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Homicide Detail Detective Todd Gradwahl at 503-823-0991 or Todd.Gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov

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On Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at 6:59 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the U-Haul Powell Boulevard, located at 4831 Southeast Powell Boulevard.

As officers responded to the location a caller to 9-1-1 reported a person had been shot.

When officers arrived, they located an adult male with injuries that appeared to be sustained as a result of gunfire. Emergency medical personnel provided the injured man medical aid, while officers ensured the area was safe. The injured man was transported to an area hospital by ambulance where medical personnel determined he was deceased.

Based on information learned at the onset of this investigation, officers believe the adult male suspect entered the U-Haul Powell Boulevard while in possession of a firearm and demanded money. While the suspect was on U-Haul property he sustained injuries believed to be the result of gunfire.

This investigation is in its early stages.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery and Homicide Details and criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to lead this investigation. Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Homicide Detail at 503-823-0400.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) will be on scene in 45 minutes. Interested media should stage at the northeast corner of Southeast 49th Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard.

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UPDATE: Subject Taken Into Custody and Transported to Mental Health Facility - 01/04/18

On Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at 9:01 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 900 block of Northwest Kearney Street on the report of a subject threatening people while swinging a metal object.

As officers responded to the area, a 9-1-1 caller stated they had locked the doors to a location to ensure the safety of the people inside the location and keep the subject with the metal object outside.

When officers arrived at the scene, they located the subject described by 9-1-1 callers. As officers attempted to communicate with the subject, he ran from officers with the metal object in his hand. During a foot pursuit the subject stopped running and swung the metal object at an officer, but did not strike the officer. The subject continued to run from officers and ran into the Pearl Court Apartments.

The adult male subject would not talk with officers as they attempted to communicate with the subject.

The Special Emergency Reaction Team and Crisis Negotiation Team were called to scene to assist with the negotiation.

At 12:52 a.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2018, the suspect was taken into custody without incident by SERT members. After he was taken into custody, he was placed on a police officer hold and transported by ambulance to an area mental health facility.

Residents who were evacuated from their residences during this incident have returned to their homes. Roadways in the area will re-open shortly.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to the Pearl Court Apartments, located at 920 Northwest Kearney Street to assist officers with a subject armed with a knife.

Residents inside the Pearl Court Apartments have been directed to shelter in place during this incident.

Northwest 9th Avenue is closed between Northwest Hoyt Street and Northwest Johnson Street.

Interested media should stage at Northwest Lovejoy Street and Northwest 9th Avenue.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene and will provide updates when they become available.

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Centennial Neighborhood Store Robbed at Gunpoint Tuesday Evening- No Injuries - 01/02/18

On Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at 8:39 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Roll Your Own, located at 15801 Southeast Division Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to an employee who told police that two suspects entered the store, both armed with handguns. The suspects demanded money and left the store without incident after obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash.

Officers checked the neighborhood for the suspects but did not locate anyone matching the suspects' descriptions.

The suspects were described as white males, five feet ten inches tall, with a thin build, armed with handguns.

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

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Directives Manual
Directives Manual
Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 01/01/18

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

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

The following Directives will remain posted with comments collected starting on Monday, January 1, 2018.

* Directive 630.61 Stolen Vehicles- 1st Universal Review period from 1/1/18 -- 1/30/18
* Directive 630.25 Cadet Program- 2nd Universal Review period from 1/1/18-1/15/18

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: Directives Manual
Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Argay Terrace Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 12/30/17

On Saturday, December 30, 2017, at 10:48 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 13000 Northeast Prescott Drive.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted people who had called 9-1-1 after hearing the gunfire.

During a canvas of the area, officers located a residence that was struck by gunfire. There are no reports of anyone arriving at area hospitals with injuries as a result of this shooting.

Officers located evidence of gunfire in the area. No suspects have been located at this time. There is no useful suspect descriptions to share at this time.

Based on preliminary information gathered during the investigation, the Gang Enforcement Team (GET) is continuing this investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division responded to the scene and hospital to assist with this investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact the Gang Enforcement Team at 503-823-4106

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

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Southeast Portland Store Robbed by Suspect with a Knife - No Injuries - 12/30/17

On Saturday, December 30, 2017, at 8:06 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Tobacco Town, located at 4860 Southeast 82nd Avenue.

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

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

The suspect was described to police as a middle aged white male, 5'10' tall, wearing a black mask and armed with a knife.

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

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Northeast Portland Restaurant Robbed at Gunpoint - No Injuries - 12/29/17

On Friday December 29, 2017, at 3:41 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Eastern Cathay, located at 1411 Northeast 82nd Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to employees who told police that the suspect entered the restaurant, armed with a handgun, and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left without incident.

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

The suspect was described to police as a white male in his 20s, 5'10' tall, medium build, brown eyes, wearing dark-colored clothing.

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

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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Saturday, December 30 at 8:00 a.m. - 12/29/17

Sergeant Pete Simpson will be the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) until Saturday, December 30, 2017, at 8:00 a.m.

Sergeant Simpson will respond to media requests for information via email or media-only pager for emergent events.

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Armed Robbery Investigation Underway in Portland's Parkrose Heights Neighborhood - 12/27/17

On Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at 9:37 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Pizza Hut, located at 10355 Northeast Halsey Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to employees who told police that the suspect displayed a handgun while demanding money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the restaurant without incident.

The suspect was described as a white male in his 50s, with a medium build, and armed with a handgun.

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

There are no surveillance images available for public release at this time.

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

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Shooting Investigation Wednesday Night in Portland's Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 12/27/17

On Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at 7:51 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 3800 block of Southeast 113 Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted several people who were nearby at the time the gunfire was heard.

During a canvas of the area, officers did not locate anyone with injuries or any property damage as a result of the reported gunfire. There are no reports of anyone arriving at area hospitals with injuries as a result of this shooting.

Officers located evidence of gunfire in the area. No suspects have been located at this time. There is no useful suspect descriptions to share at this time.

Officers continue to investigate this shooting. Anyone with information about the shooting should contact the Portland Police non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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James T Stanley
James T Stanley
UPDATE: Suspect Identified in Tuesday Evening Stabbing (Photo) - 12/27/17

The suspect taken into custody in connection with a stabbing that took place on Tuesday evening, has been identified as 25-year-old James T. Stanley. Stanley was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Assault in the Second Degree.

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On Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at 8:58 p.m., East Precinct and Transit Division officers responded to the report of a stabbing on the northbound TriMet Green Line MAX as it arrived at the Division Street Transit Station, located at 9402 Southeast Division Street.

Multiple people called 9-1-1 to report the incident. As officers responded, callers provided a description of the suspect and the suspect's last known location and direction of travel to emergency call-takers.

When officers arrived at the scene, they located an adult male with injuries consistent with being injured by a sharp bladed instrument. Officers provided the victim emergency first aid until emergency medical responders arrived on scene. Emergency medical personnel provided the man medical aid and transported him by ambulance to an area hospital for treatment of what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Additional officers searched the area. Witnesses informed officers the suspect had boarded a westbound TriMet bus. Officers contacted a person that witnesses described as the suspect on a TriMet bus near the intersection of Southeast Division Street and Southeast 82nd Avenue. The person was taken into custody without incident.

The TriMet Green Lin MAX was briefly disrupted during the investigation but has now resumed service.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail and criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have responded to assist with this investigation.

As is standard procedure, the suspect's identity and charges will be provided after being lodged in the Multnomah County Jail.

Anyone with information about this stabbing should contact the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail at 503-823-0479.

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Attached Media Files: James T Stanley
Jonathan C Isom
Jonathan C Isom
UPDATE: Public's Help Sought Regarding Burglary Suspect (Photo) - 12/26/17

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau's Burglary Taskforce continue to investigate burglaries that occurred on September 21, December 19th and December 22nd, 2017. Officers arrested 29-year-old Jonathan C. Isom in connection to the three burglaries.

All three burglaries occurred when the locations were occupied by residents.

Investigators believe Isom may be involved in additional burglaries in the Portland area. Anyone with information about where Isom sells the stolen items he acquires during burglaries or know of locations Isom frequents should contact Detective Mace Winter at 503-823-0758.

Community members 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.

The Portland Police Bureau and the Office of Neighborhood Involvement's Crime Prevention Coordinators would like to offer community members some helpful tips to reduce the occurrence of burglaries.
* Never leave a house key in an obvious place outside, such as under a doormat or flower pot.
* Remove keys and garage door openers from your vehicle, especially those parked outside. Do not include your address on your keys.
* Lock windows, garage doors and doors including the one to your attached garage.
* Trim dense bushes and limb up low hanging trees to eliminate any adult-sized hiding spots.
* Install motion-sensing, dusk to dawn or other lighting that illuminates the perimeter of your property so access points are visible at night.
* Do not leave tools or climbing devices out, such as ladders, storage containers and outdoor furniture that allow someone to gain access to vulnerable areas of your home.
* Create an appearance of occupancy while you are away for a short or extended period of time. When you plan to leave for an extended period of time, do not announce your trip on your voicemail, email or social media.
* Report suspicious activity happening in your neighborhood to the police by calling 9-1-1.

The Office of Neighborhood Involvement also encourages neighbors to discuss starting a Neighborhood Watch which strengthens neighborhoods by bringing people together to create a shared vision of community safety. This program teaches community members to communicate regularly using tools specific to Neighborhood Watch, recognize and report suspicious activity, increase home and vehicle security, increase personal safety of residents and make neighborhoods less attractive to criminals.

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On Friday, December 22, 2017, at 4:04 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 3200 block of Northeast Emerson Street on the report of a burglary.

As officers responded to the location they learned a resident inside the home heard breaking glass and called 9-1-1.

When officers arrived, they located evidence of forced entry into the home. Officers searched the house for the suspect. Once officers ensured the residents were safe and that the suspect was not in the house, an officer learned there was video surveillance footage of the suspect. One of the residents provided the investigating officer video footage from the home's surveillance system. The video showed the suspect breaking a window to gain entry to the home. As the officer viewed the video he provided officers that were searching the neighborhood with the suspect's description.

An officer located a person matching the suspect's description at the intersection of Northeast 33rd Avenue and Northeast Killingsworth Street. Officers contacted the suspect. Based on information learned during the preliminary investigation, officers took the suspect into custody.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Burglary Task Force responded to assist with the investigation.

The suspect was identified as 29-year-old Jonathan C. Isom. Isom was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and two counts of Burglary in the First Degree.

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Attached Media Files: Jonathan C Isom
Keith R Morris
Keith R Morris
UPDATE: Suspect Identified in Monday Afternoon Robbery and Vehicle Theft (Photo) - 12/26/17

The suspect arrested in connection to a pedestrian robbery and theft of a vehicle in Southeast Portland on Monday, December 25, 2017 has been identified as 33-year-old Keith R. Morris. Morris was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle and two counts of Robbery in the Second Degree.

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On Monday, December 25, 2017 at 2:49 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report that a pedestrian was robbed in the 10300 block of Southeast Washington Street.

As officers responded to the location, the victim of the robbery provided the emergency call-taker a detailed description of the suspect and the suspect's last known location. The victim reported that the suspect stated he possessed a weapon, but the victim never saw a weapon.

When officers arrived in the area, they learned the suspect stole a blue Dodge Durango shortly after the attempted robbery. Responding officers located the stolen Durango being driven in the 10000 block of Southeast Washington Street and attempted to stop the driver of the vehicle. The driver did not stop for officers and fled the scene in the Durango. Officers deployed pursuit intervention techniques as the driver drove through Southeast Portland neighborhoods. Officers searched the surrounding area and located the vehicle and driver in the 9600 block of Southeast Division Street.

The suspect was taken into custody and detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail are responding to assist with this investigation.

As is standard procedure, the suspect and his related charges will be identified after he is lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

The stolen blue Dodge Durango was returned to the registered owner.

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Attached Media Files: Keith R Morris