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Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Bridgeton Neighborhood -- One Person Injured - 11/24/17

On Friday November 24, 2017, at 7:20 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 10900 block of Northeast 1st Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the person who called 9-1-1. During the investigation officers learned a suspect fired multiple gunshots into the callers occupied home located on the west side of Northeast 1st Avenue near Northeast Bridgeton Road. One person sustained minor injuries but did not require medical attention.

As officers continued the investigation, they located evidence of gunfire at the scene, including bullet strikes to the front door of the home.

Officers performed a canvas of the neighborhood and have not located the suspect. The suspect is described as a black male in his mid-20's, 6'3" tall, weighing 210 pounds. Based on information learned during the investigation, there is not believed to be an immediate threat to the public regarding this incident.

Criminalists with the Portland Police Bureau's Forensic Evidence Division have responded to the scene to assist with this investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail at 503-832-0479.

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 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 #3: Two Men Arrested in Connection to November Shooting Death (Photo) - 11/23/17

Two men have been arrested in connection with the November 7, 2017, shooting death of 21-year-old Diego Tejeda-Manzo. The suspects have been identified as 19-year-old Nicholas L. Hannan and 26-year-old David M. Brown.
 
Hannan had gone to a local hospital for treatment of an injury shortly following the shooting, police contacted him at the hospital, and remained with the suspect while he received medical treatment.  
 
Brown was arrested and lodged on November 7, 2017 in connection with the death of Teresa-Manzo. Brown was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Assault in the Third Degree.
 
Hannan was released from an area hospital on Thursday November 23, 2017 and lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Murder.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail continue to investigate this death and ask anyone with information about the investigation to contact Detective Rico Beniga 503-823-0457 or Rico.Beniga@potlandoregon.gov
 
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The deceased man located early Tuesday morning when officers responded to the report of a shooting on Southwest Montgomery Street has been identified as 21-year-old Diego Tejeda-Manzo of Vancouver, Washington.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determined Tejeda-Manzo died of homicidal violence as a result of a gunshot wound.

Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detail detectives continue to investigate this death and ask anyone with information to contact Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457 or Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov

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Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail continue to investigate this shooting.

Preliminary information suggests there was a disturbance prior to the shooting. When Portland Police and Portland State University Public Safety officers arrived they found an adult male in front of the Subway located at 1717 Southwest Park Avenue. Officers provided the man medical aid, but emergency medical responders determined he was deceased.

During the preliminary investigation, officers contacted witnesses who reported seeing several people running from the location shortly after hearing gunfire.

Officers searched the neighborhood and did not locate a suspect. Evidence of gunfire was located in the area near the Subway restaurant.

Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have responded to assist with the investigation. A member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office will also respond to the location.

The victim will be identified once the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office has completed an autopsy and next of kin have been notified.

Based on information learned at this point in the investigation, detectives do not believe there is a danger to the public.

Anyone with information about this death should contact Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457 or Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov


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On Tuesday November 7, 2017, at 12:54 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 900 block of Southwest Montgomery Street on the report of a shooting.

Officers arrived and located a person lying on the ground. Medical personnel determined the person was deceased.

Based on preliminary information, detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail are responding to conduct a death investigation.

There have been no arrests at this time.

Interested media should stage at Southwest Park Avenue and Southwest Mill Street. The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene.

The area from Southwest Park Avenue to Southwest 10th Avenue on Southwest Montgomery Street is closed to vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic during this death investigation.

Detectives are asking that anyone with information call the Police Non-Emergency Line tonight at 503-823-3333, or the Detective Division tomorrow at 503-823-0400.

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Attached Media Files: David M Brown , Nicholas L Hannan
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UPDATE: Public Helps Locate 61-Year-Old Missing Man (Photo) - 11/23/17

On Thursday November 23, 2017, at 10:42 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to perform a welfare check on a man wondering in the area of Southeast 60th Avenue and Southeast Belmont Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located the person who had contacted the Bureau of Emergency Communications regarding the man. The caller had remained with the man as officers responded. Officers arrived and recognized the man as 61-year-old Ronald J. Aune. Aune was reported as a missing person at 5:54 p.m. on Wednesday evening. An extensive search was performed in the area Aune was last seen but he was not located during the initial search.

Once located, Aune did not require medical attention and his family was contacted and reunited with Ronald J. Aune.

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On Wednesday November 22, 2017, at 5:54 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a missing endangered person in the 900 block of Southeast Lexington Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted family members of the missing man, 61-year-old Ronald J. Aune. Officers learned Aune was last seen near his residence in the 900 block of Southeast Lexington Street at 4:00 p.m. A canvass of Aune's home and property were performed and Aune was not located.

The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Missing Person Detail responded to the scene and is currently assisting with the investigation. Investigators have learned Aune is 5'7" tall, weighs 150 pounds, has a mustache, blonde hair, and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing corrective eye glasses, a blue wool stocking cap, red and black plaid jacket, and blue jeans.

As officers performed additional searches and alerted TriMet, they were unable to locate Aune. Multnomah County Search and Rescue (SAR) was requested to respond and assist in the search for Aune.

Aune is an avid walker but he will be unable to find his way home in the dark.

Anyone who sees Aune should call 9-1-1 so officers may check his welfare. Anyone with additional information about Aune should contact Detective Heidi Helwig at 503-823-0797 or Heidi.Helwig@portlandoregon.gov


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Attached Media Files: Ronald J Aune
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UPDATE: Two Arrested in Connection with Shooting Investigation in Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood (Photo) - 11/23/17

Officers continue to investigate a shooting that occurred in the 10500 block of Northeast Davis Street on Wednesday evening.

During the investigation, officers located evidence of gunfire on Northeast Davis Street near Northeast 105th Avenue. A Toyota Corolla and a Chevrolet truck were located with several bullet strikes. Neither of the vehicles were occupied at the time of the shooting and it is not believed either vehicle was the target off the shooting.

Investigators believe both individuals fired firearms during this disturbance.

After the 36-year-old man that was injured by gunfire received medical treatment at an area hospital he was released and placed in police custody.

Based on information learned during the investigation, investigators with the Domestic Violence Reduction Unit arrested 53-year-old Altrenia Wilson and 36-year-old Seville Caldwell.

Wilson was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the First Degree - Domestic Violence, four counts of Reckless Endangering - Domestic Violence, Unlawful Use of a Weapon - Domestic Violence, and Discharge Firearm in the City. Caldwell was also lodged in the Multnomah County Jail and he was charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm, two counts of Reckless Endangering - Domestic Violence, and two counts - Discharge Firearm in the City.

The Domestic Violence Reduction continues to investigate this case. Anyone with information about this incident should contact 503-823-0090.

The original press release originally stated the injured person, Seville D. Caldwell, was 26-years-old and not 36-years-old.

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On Wednesday November 22, 2017, at 8:27 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 10500 block of Northeast Davis Street.

As officers responded to the location a caller to 9-1-1 reported the shooting occurred in the yard of a residence on the north side of Northeast Davis Street. An additional call was placed to 9-1-1 by another person who reportedly was involved in the incident but was uninjured.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted a 53-year-old woman who stated that she was involved in a disturbance with her 36-year-old. As officers continued to investigate the incident, they learned there was gunfire during the disturbance and that the woman's son had left the location immediately after the shooting.

During the on scene investigation, officers were alerted by emergency dispatchers that the woman's son had arrived at an area hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Based on information learned by officers that responded to the hospital, the son was transported to the hospital by private vehicle.

Members of the Domestic Violence Reduction Unit and criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to assist with the investigation.

Currently, the woman involved in the disturbance has been detained as part of the investigation.

At this time, investigators do not believe there is any immediate danger to the public in relation to this shooting.

An update will be provided as the investigation continues.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact the Portland Police non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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Attached Media Files: Seville D Caldwell , Altrenia R Wilson
Portland and Transit Police Investigate Increase in Thefts - 11/22/17

The Police Bureau is aware of incidents that have occurred during the preceding three months in which a group of juveniles have taken individuals' unsecured or unattended items, as well as taken items by force. It is believed the group involved in these thefts and robberies is comprised of five to eight juveniles. There have not been reports of the suspects using weapons.

The Transit Police Division is working with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail to identify and locate the suspects believed to be responsible for these crimes. The Transit Division and Robbery Detail are using information provided by victims and witnesses, as well as video footage captured by some of the more than 4,400 cameras on the TriMet system to identify the suspects involved in these incidents.

The Transit Police Division has increased patrols in the areas affected by these crimes. Based on information gathered, officers believe the incidents are predominately occurring on the transit system serving 82nd Avenue, as well as between the Rose Quarter Transit Center and Gateway Transit Center.

The Police Bureau reminds community members to:
* Be aware of their surroundings. If you feel uneasy or threatened, move to another
area of the vehicle or another train car and alert the operator or call 9-1-1.
* Stay awake and alert as you travel -- know where you are and where you are going.
* Maintain close control of your belongings. Do not put your purse, shopping bag or
backpack on the seat next to you. Keep them in your lap, under your arm or between
your feet.
* Avoid displaying expensive jewelry or electronic devices.
* The Police Bureau encourages everyone to be an observant witness. If you observe
behavior that violates TriMet rules or the law, contact fare inspectors or police.
Contact 9-1-1 if you observe a crime.
* If you are the victim of a crime, please evaluate the benefit of confronting the
suspect. Often times, providing police with a good description of the suspect and
the direction the left the scene is the safest for everyone.
* If you are a witness to a crime, please remain on-scene or provide the emergency
call-taker with your contact information so officers may contact you at a later time.
Anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a person
who commits a crime on TriMet may receive up to a $1,000.00 reward provided by
TriMet.

Detectives have identified several people believed to be involved in these incidents and anticipate arrests in the near future as the investigations continue. Anyone with information regarding these crimes or similar crimes committed on the TriMet system should call 503-823-3333.

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Suspect Dubbed "Jay from 'Clerks' Burglar" Arrested (Photo) - 11/22/17

On Tuesday November 14, 2017, at 10:02 a.m., Central Precinct officers were on patrol in the area of Northwest Broadway and Northwest Flanders Street when they observed a man suspected in a string of recent package thefts and burglaries. At that time officers took 24-year-old Adam R. Meyers into custody in relation to recent thefts and burglaries.

The investigation into Meyers started when Central Precinct officers and Portland Police Bureau Detective Coordination Team detectives were contacted by victims of package thefts and burglaries that occurred in July and November of 2017. The package thefts and burglaries were captured through the use of high quality video surveillance footage. Detectives released still photographs of the surveillance video to the public and asked for assistance in identifying the man dubbed the "Jay from 'Clerks' Burglar." Several people came forward and recognized the "Jay from 'Clerks' Burglar" as a person who had burglarized and stole packages from their respective buildings. The people who believed he was associated with burglaries and thefts in their buildings did not know identify the suspect.

As the investigation continued, Central Precinct officers viewed video and photographs of the burglaries and thefts and believed they recognized the suspect as Meyers. Officers shared the information with other patrol officers and Meyers was taken into custody on November 14th, 2017 while officers patrolled near Old Town Chinatown and the Pearl District.

Meyers was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, three counts of Burglary in the Second Degree, Burglary in the First Degree, Possession of Heroin, Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Controlled Substance -- Schedule Four Drug, Theft in the First Degree, and Mail Theft.

Detectives continue to investigate the burglaries and package thefts. Anyone with information about Meyers is asked to contact Detective Travis Fields at 503-823-4104 or Travis.Fields@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Adam R Myers
Traffic #Alert - Major Crash Team Investigating Crash at NE Glisan St and NE 75th Ave - One Person Deceased - 11/21/17

On Tuesday November 21, 2017, at 9:58 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report that a vehicle had crashed into a power pole near the intersection of Northeast Glisan Street and Northeast 75th Avenue.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived on scene and located a white sedan with a single occupant, an adult male driver The white sedan had collided with a power pole and the driver appeared to have sustained injuries as a result of the crash. Emergency medical personnel provided the man medical aid and transported him to a local hospital by ambulance. Once at the hospital medical personnel determined the man was deceased.

At this time officers have not located any witnesses to the crash. Anyone with information about this crash should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

The Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team responded to the area to take over the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to assist with the investigation.

Northeast Glisan Street will be closed for the next three to four hours between Northeast 74th Avenue and Northeast 76th Avenue as members of the Major Crash Team investigate this crash.

No additional information is expected to be released this evening.

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

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

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UPDATE #3: Bank Robbery Investigation, Officer-Involved Shooting in North Portland (Photo) - 11/21/17

The 25-year-old suspect involved in two robberies and an officer-involved shooting on Wednesday October 25, 2017, has been released from an area hospital and has been lodged in the Multnomah County Jail. Chase Arnae Peeples is being held on a Federal hold and a parole violation.

The officer involved in the shooting will remain on paid administrative leave, as is standard procedure, until the conclusion of the investigation.

Because this matter remains under investigation, no additional information regarding this case will be released pending a review by a grand jury, which is tentatively scheduled for early December.

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The suspect involved in two robberies and an officer-involved shooting on Wednesday October 25, 2017 has been identified as 25-year-old Chase A. Peeples of Tacoma, Washington. Peeples is currently being treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a local hospital.

Investigators plan to lodge Peeples into the Multnomah County Jail upon his release from the hospital.

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Detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances of Wednesday afternoon's bank robbery and officer-involved shooting in North Portland.

The robbery suspect injured in the shooting remains in a Portland hospital in serious condition and is expected to survive. The suspect has been identified as a 25-year-old male. For investigative reasons, his name is not being released at this time. Upon the suspect's release from the hospital (to be determined by medical personnel), he is expected to face both state and federal charges in connection with the robberies at Ace Check Cashing and U.S. Bank.

The Portland Police Bureau member involved in the shooting is Officer Ryan Reagan, a 19-year-veteran of the Bureau.

This is an active, ongoing investigation but preliminary information indicates that Officer Reagan and his partner officer encountered the robbery suspect at North Oatman Avenue and Saratoga Street. The officers were approximately 50 to 60 feet from him as they gave the suspect commands to put his hands in the air. The suspect did not follow the officers' commands, turned towards the officers and advanced towards them as he reached into his pocket. Officer Reagan fired multiple shots from his handgun, striking the suspect. After the suspect was down on the ground, additional officers arrived and approached the suspect, provided immediate medical aid, and called for an ambulance to respond to the scene.

No weapons were recovered at the scene; however, some of the suspect's clothing and a backpack was taken as evidence and will be searched, pending the approval of a search warrant.

No additional information is expected to be released in this investigation until the suspect is released from the hospital and is booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

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On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 1:27 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the U.S. Bank, located at 3233 North Lombard Street.

As officers responded to the bank robbery, U.S. Bank employees provided emergency dispatchers a description of the suspect. The suspect was described as a black male in his 20s, wearing a dark baseball hat and dark clothes. The description was broadcast to responding officers.

At the time of the U.S. Bank robbery, officers were investigating a robbery at Ace Check Cashing, located at 2722 North Lombard Street. Employees at Ace Check Cashing called 9-1-1, at 1:16 p.m., and reported that a black male in his 20s, wearing a dark baseball hat and dark clothes had robbed the location.

In both robberies, the described suspect entered the location demanded money, produced a note, obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and left the locations. Preliminary information indicates the suspect did not display any weapons during the robberies.

Officers searched the nearby neighborhood for the suspect involved in the U.S. Bank and Ace Check Cashing robberies. While officers were in the area of North Oatman Avenue and North Saratoga Street, they observed a man matching the suspect's description.

As officers encountered the suspect, an officer discharged his firearm, striking the suspect. Immediately after the suspect was shot, emergency medical personnel were requested to the location and officers also devised a plan to safely approach the suspect and rendered him medical aid.

Emergency medical responders arrived and provided additional aid to the suspect. The suspect was transported to an area hospital with critical injuries.

Portland Police Homicide Detectives, assisted by the Multnomah County Major Crimes Team are continuing the investigation into this shooting.

The investigation is in its early stages and no additional information will be released at this time.

The identity of the suspect will be released at a later time. The involved officer will be released on Thursday. The officer will remain on paid administrative leave, per Bureau policy, until the completion of the investigation and Grand Jury or completion of the criminal case.

Following the Grand Jury, the Bureau will release additional information as is standard practice. The officer will interviewed by investigators within 48 hours.

As part of the use of force review process, the Bureau will conduct an internal review of the entire incident and the case will go before the Police Review Board (PRB).

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

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Attached Media Files: Chase_Arnae_Peeples_25.jpg
Officers Deescalate Man Threatening Suicide - Taken to Hospital for Treatment - 11/20/17

On Monday November 20, 2017, at 10:22 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a man threatening to jump from a tree at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

Officers arrived in the area and attempted to speak with the man. As officers tried to communicate with the man in the tree, additional officers worked to contact the man's family to gain a better understanding of the crisis.

Portland Fire and Rescue and emergency medical personnel were also requested to the scene.

Officers talked with the man for approximately one hour and 15 minutes until he agreed to come out of the tree and go to the hospital for treatment.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable.

The Portland Police Bureau created a video in 2013 titled, "What if You Could Turn Back the Clock on Suicide?" It is available for viewing at https://youtu.be/_1uz3cs-HdA

The Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center is available 24 hours a day at 503-988-4888.

If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please visit Cascadia or call 503-963-2575. Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has an urgent walk-in clinic, open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., 7 days a week. Payment is not necessary.

Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Information about the Portland Police Bureau's Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) and additional resources can be found by visiting http://portlandoregon.gov/police/bhu

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Central Officers Investigate Robbery of Store (Photo) - 11/20/17

On Monday November 20, 2017, at 10:17 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the T and K Grocery located at 332 Southwest 3rd Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted an employee who told police that the suspect entered the store, assaulted the employee, displayed a handgun, and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the store and was last seen leaving to the north on Southwest 3rd Avenue.

The suspect is described as a black female in her 30s, 5'10" tall, wearing sunglasses, a dark colored beanie, blue jacket, and blue jeans (photograph attached).

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail at 503-823-0405.

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Attached Media Files: Robbery Suspect
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PPB Sunshine Division and Self Enhancement Partner to Provide Thanksgiving Meals (Photo) - 11/20/17

On Monday, November 20, 2017, at 2:00PM, Portland Police Bureau's Sunshine Division will deliver 2000 lbs. of donated turkeys to Self Enhancement, Inc. (SEI), located at 3920 N Kerby Avenue. Media are invited to attend. The turkeys are being provided to fill 200 Thanksgiving food boxes for SEI families. In addition, SEI received generous food donations from local community partners, including Birch Community Services, Fred Meyer, Kroger, Pacific Foods, New Seasons and United Salad.

"Sunshine Division's ability to provide food assistance to those who need it most in our community is reliant on the strength of our community partnerships", said Officer Matt Tobey, Sunshine Division's assigned officer. "We are proud to support the great work SEI does with turkeys for the families they serve."

SEI volunteers will begin packing food boxes at noon that contain everything needed for a Thanksgiving Day traditional meal such as vegetables, stuffing, gravy, potatoes, rolls and more. The Thanksgiving food boxes will be distributed the next day to over 200 families.
"Due to economic hardships, many of our families are unable to purchase a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Choice of foods is not always balanced when households are financially strained and our families have to settle with buying unhealthy food options because meats and vegetables are so expensive," said Pat Bates-Sherman, manager of SEI's Parent Involvement Program. "This is our opportunity to provide a quality meal with nutritional value for Thanksgiving. We care that our families have a really nice holiday meal to share with their families."


About Self Enhancement, Inc.
For over 35 years, SEI has been a change agent in the City of Portland, striving to meet the complex needs of youth and their families by helping them to overcome cultural, educational and economic barriers. SEI is the second, largest minority-owned organization in the state of Oregon and serves over 14,000 youth and families. SEI's mission is to guide youth from historically under-served backgrounds to realize their full potential. SEI works with schools, families, and other community organizations to provide support, guidance, and opportunities that helps us bring hope to individual young people and enhances the quality of community life.

About the Sunshine Division:
Since 1923, the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division has been providing emergency food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need. Whether due to the loss of a job, domestic crime, illness, or victims of fire or disaster, the Sunshine Division has built a 95-year legacy of mobilizing quickly and efficiently to assist distressed Portlanders.
The Sunshine Division offers emergency food assistance six days a week through two food pantries and clothing room locations, as well as 24/7 through their partnership with the Portland Police Bureau that store food boxes at each police precinct that can be dispatched on demand. In addition to food relief they also offer new and gently-used clothing to those in need.

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Two Suspects Arrested After Robbery with a Knife in SE Portland (Photo) - 11/18/17

On Saturday November 18, 2017, at 4:20 a.m., East Precinct officers respond to the 7-11, located at 10136 Southeast Washington Street, regarding a robbery.

Officers arrived and contacted a 7-11 employee. During the investigation, officers learned that two men entered the store and took two containers of beer. The clerk attempted to stop the men from taking the beer at which time one of the men threatened the clerk with what was believed to be a knife.

After leaving the store with the stolen beer, the suspects entered and drove away in a green 1998 Acura Integra. An officer located a vehicle matching the suspects' vehicle description near the intersection of Southeast 122nd Avenue and Southeast Stark Street. Officers performed a traffic stop on the vehicle. Officers located evidence of the robbery in the vehicle, as well as two occupants that matched the suspects' descriptions.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail assisted in this investigation.

The suspects were identified as 23-year-old Sha Lun and 26-year-old Ju Wine. Lun and Wine were lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree and Robbery in the Second Degree.

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Attached Media Files: Ju Wine , Sha Lun
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Officers Respond and Arrest Suspect After Overnight Shooting in Old Town/ Chinatown - One Person Injured (Photo) - 11/18/17

On Saturday November 18, 2017, at 1:26 a.m., Central Precinct officers assigned to the Entertainment Detail were in the area of Northwest 4th Avenue and Northwest Couch Street when they heard multiple gunshots.

Officers contacted multiple witnesses who confirmed there was a shooting. The witnesses provided officers with critical information about what had occurred, the shooter's description, and his last known location. This information was broadcast to responding officers. Officers located a subject matching the suspect's description near the intersection of Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest Ankeny Street. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

As officers continued to investigate the shooting, they canvassed the area near the original shooting location and where the suspect was taken into custody. Officers located and seized evidence of gunfire at the original crime scene. Officers also located a firearm near Southwest 5th Avenue and Southwest Ankeny Street.

While officers continued to investigate the shooting, an adult male arrived at a nearby hospital with what was believed to be a serious but non-life-threatening gunshot injury. Based on information learned at the hospital by responding officers, the victim at the hospital was believed to be injured while in the area of Northwest 4th Avenue and Northwest Couch Street.

Officers worked with the hospital security department and learned the victim had been transported to the hospital by a private vehicle. Officers and hospital security personnel located the vehicle believed to have transported the victim to the hospital in a nearby parking lot. The vehicle had multiple bullet strikes.

Based on information learned during the investigation, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to the location and assisted with the investigation.

Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division also responded and processed the original crime scene at Northwest 4th Avenue and Northwest Couch Street, the location where the gun was located, the vehicle that was used to transport the victim to the hospital, and documented the victim's injuries.

Based on information learned at this point in the investigation, it is believed the suspect shot at the victim, while the victim was in a vehicle near Northwest Couch Street and Northwest 4th Avenue.

The suspect, 24-year-old Alejandro R. Vance, was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempt Aggravated Murder, Assault in the Second Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Weapon, and a post prison violation for a previous conviction of Attempt Assault in the Second Degree.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operations Division's 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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Attached Media Files: Alejandro R Vance
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Southeast Portland Homicide Suspect Booked for Murder (Photo) - 11/17/17

On Friday November 17, 2017, Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives booked 54-year-old Shawn Kevin McGinnis into jail in connection with the November 10 shooting death of 52-year-old Robert Lee Kaiser.

McGinnis was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Murder, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. He'll be arraigned on Monday.

This investigation started on Friday November 10, 2017, at approximately 11:07 p.m., when East Precinct officers were dispatched to a residence in the 8100 block of Southeast Glenwood Street on the report of gunfire that occurred approximately 15 minutes prior to the 9-1-1 call.

Officers arrived in the area and located Kaiser deceased near a residence. Homicide detectives responded to the scene and began an investigation into Kaiser's death. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined that Kaiser died of homicidal violence as a result of a gunshot.

During the investigation, detectives developed probable cause to arrest McGinnis in connection with the death and secured a warrant for his arrest.

In the morning hours of Monday November 13, the United States Marshals Service Oregon Fugitive Task Force arrested McGinnis at a residence in the 300 block of Southeast 45th Avenue.

After his arrest, detectives learned McGinnis had a pre-existing injury that required medical attention. McGinnis was transported to an area hospital where he received medical treatment and was released on Friday morning to be booked into jail.

This remains an ongoing investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033, anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov.

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Seven Citations, 18 Warnings Issued During Thursday Evening #VisionZero Traffic Safety Mission (Photo) - 11/17/17

In the evening hours of Thursday November 16, 2017, the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division conducted a Vision Zero traffic safety mission along Highway 30 from Northwest Nicolai Street to the St. John's Bridge. Traffic officers were assisted by officers from East, North, and Central Precincts.

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, seven citations were issued as well as 18 written warnings. One driver was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII).

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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PPB Sunshine Division and Zupan's Markets Partner to Give Families a Thanksgiving (Photo) - 11/17/17

On Monday, November 20, 2017, Zupan's Markets employees will pack more than 500 Thanksgiving food boxes for low-income families--an effort funded through the generosity of Zupan's Markets and their customers.

Zupan's volunteers will begin packing food boxes at 5:30am at the Sunshine Division's warehouse, located at 687 N Thompson Street. This tradition started eleven years ago when Zupan's began sponsoring the Thanksgiving food box program. This year's in-store "Share Thanksgiving" promotion funded a complete holiday meal for 6-8 people in each box.

"The long-standing local partnerships with companies such as Zupan's Markets, remind us how important working together is in addressing poverty in our community, said Portland Police Officer Matt Tobey, who is assigned to the Sunshine Division. It is also the true spirit of Thanksgiving, and the Sunshine Division is thankful for longtime friends and partners such as the Zupan's Markets family and customers."

"We give thanks to our customers and associates who have partnered with us once again to fight hunger in our local community," said Mike Zupan, president and CEO of Zupan's Markets. "Providing families the opportunity to share a meal together is one of the most important ways for us to give back to our Portland neighbors."

Thanksgiving food boxes are already reserved and will be distributed to qualifying families with children, veterans, seniors, and people with disabilities on November 21, 2017 at the Sunshine Division and through support from Portland Police officers. In addition, a few nonprofit partners will receive free Sunshine Division support for their families, such as NAYA (Native American Youth Advocates) and Self Enhancement Inc.

The media is invited to attend the following events:

Thanksgiving Food Box Packing - November 20th, 2017, 5:30am -- 6:45am at Sunshine Division's warehouse at 687 N Thompson Street, Portland, OR 97227

Food box distribution -- November 21st, 2016, 9:00a -- 11:00am -- at Sunshine Division's warehouse at 687 N Thompson Street, Portland, Or 97227


About Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division
The Sunshine Division offers emergency food assistance six days a week at their warehouse as well as 24/7 through their partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each police precinct that can be dispatched to those in need at any time. In addition to food relief they also offer new and gently used clothing to those in need. For more information, visit www.sunshinedivision.org

About Zupan's Markets
Founded by John Zupan in 1975, Zupan's Markets is a local and family-owned market that has served Portland's food-loving community for 42 years. Zupan's Markets, with three locations, focuses on quality, selling everything from the best meats and wines to the freshest produce, baked goods, gourmet deli products, specialty foods, flowers and more, always emphasizing locally sourced, artisan products when possible. For more information, visit www.zupans.com.
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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Saturday November 18 at 8:00 a.m. - 11/17/17

Sergeant Pete Simpson will be the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) until Saturday November 18, 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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CORRECTION: Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 11/16/17

The previous release incorrectly stated comments would be collected through Friday, December 16, 2017. The release has been corrected to accurately reflect that December 16, 2017 is a Saturday.

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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).

These directives in 1st Universal Review will remain posted with comments collected from Wednesday, November 15, 2017 through Saturday, December 16, 2017.

* Directive 210.20 Milk Expression
* Directive 210.21 Leaves from Service
* Directive 410.00 Injuries/Occupational Illness/Disabilities/LOS
* Directive 414.00 Pregnancy
* Directive 630.25 Cadet Program

Community members are encouraged to read this Directive 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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UPDATE: Man Killed as a Result of Sunday Traffic Crash Identified - 11/16/17

The man who died as a result of being struck by a vehicle on Sunday evening near the intersection of Southeast Stark Street and Southeast 146th Avenue has been identified as 40-year-old Enrico Reyes of Portland.

Based on information learned during the investigation, officers believe Reyes was lying on the roadway immediately before being struck by a 2014 Honda Accord that was traveling eastbound on Southeast Stark Street.

Reyes is the 45th traffic related fatality investigated by the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team in 2017.

Anyone with information about this crash should contact Officer Phil Maynard at 503-823-3809 or Phillip.Maynard@portlandoregon.gov

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On Sunday November 12, 2017, at 7:59 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Southeast Stark Street and Southeast 146th Avenue.

Officers and emergency medical responders arrived at the crash and found a 40-year-old male on the roadway. Emergency medical personnel determined the man was deceased.

Based on the information learned during the preliminary investigation, officers believe the pedestrian was on Southeast Stark Street when he was struck by a vehicle traveling on Southeast Stark Street.

The driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian remained at the crash location and is cooperating with investigators.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to continue this investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to assist with the investigation.

Southeast Stark Street will be closed between Southeast 143rd Ave and Southeast 148th Avenue for the next three to four hours.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency-line at 503-823-3333.

No additional information is expected to be released this evening regarding this crash.

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

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

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Gang Enforcement Team Investigating Shooting in Argay Terrace Neighborhood -- No Known Injuries - 11/15/17

On Wednesday November 15, 2017, at 8:00 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 13200 block of Northeast Shaver Street.

Officers arrived at the scene, canvassed the area, and discovered evidence of gunfire. No gunshot victims were located at the scene or have arrived at any area hospitals.

Witnesses told police that a dark colored vehicle left the area after the gunshots were heard but it is not known if the occupants of the vehicle are involved in the shooting. No suspects have been located at this time.

Based on information learned during the investigation, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to the location and assisted with the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to the crime scene.

This is the 100th major crime incident investigated by the Gang Enforcement Team in 2017.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's 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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 11/15/17

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).

These directives in 1st Universal Review will remain posted with comments collected from Wednesday, November 15, 2017 through Friday, December 15, 2017.

* Directive 850.21, Police Officer Custody (Civil)
* Directive 850.22, Police Response to Mental Health Director's Holds and Elopement
* Directive 850.25, Police Response to Mental Health Facilities

Community members are encouraged to read this Directive 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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UPDATE: Suspect Arrested After Stabbing in Portland's Kenton Neighborhood Identified (Photo) - 11/14/17

The suspect arrested in connection with a stabbing on North Interstate Avenue earlier today has been identified as 30-year-old James A. Luckey.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail continue this investigation. Based on information learned at this time, detectives believe Luckey approached and assaulted the 19-year-old victim while both were riding a TriMet MAX Train.

Luckey was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

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

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On Tuesday November 14, 2017, at 3:39 p.m., North Precinct and Transit Division officers responded to the Denver Avenue Transit Station, located at 8399 North Interstate Avenue, regarding the report of a stabbing.

As officers responded to the area they learned there was a fight on the TriMet MAX train and the victim was stabbed during the fight. Officers arrived on scene and provided emergency first aid to the adult male victim. Emergency medical responders arrived and provided additional medical aid and transported the victim to an area hospital by ambulance with what is believed to be a non-life-threatening injury.

Based on information learned during the preliminary investigation, officers located, contacted and detained an adult male suspect on a TriMet MAX train at the Rosa Parks Transit Station, located at 6598 North Interstate Avenue.

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

TriMet MAX Yellow Line service is currently disrupted. Please go to TriMet.org/alerts for updates.

Officers continue to investigate this incident and ask anyone with information to contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

Based on information learned in the investigation, there is not believed to be a danger to the community.

Additional information will be provided as the investigation continues.

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WomenStrength/GirlStrength Opens Applications for Instructors (Photo) - 11/14/17

WomenStrength is looking for volunteers who want the opportunity to teach women and girls holistic self-defense.

WomenStrength and GirlStrength have a 38-year history of success and have trained more than 120,000 women and girls in the Portland area.

The program's volunteer instructor training is trauma-informed, engaging, comprehensive and taught by professionals in the field of violence prevention. Upon completion, instructors have the skills and knowledge they need to help women and girls be leaders in non-violence.

No experience is necessary and women from all backgrounds, abilities and ages (over 18) are encouraged to apply.

The deadline to apply is December 1, 2017. Strength Instructor Training starts March 31, 2018.


For more information contact:

WomenStrength and GirlStrength
http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/womenstrength

Telephone: (503) 823-0262
Email: ws@portlandoregon.gov
Family services Division, Bureau of Police
10225 E Burnside
Portland, OR 97211

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UPDATE: Major Crash Team Investigating Crash on I-5 - One Person Deceased - 11/13/17

Investigators with the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Investigation Unit continue to investigate a crash that killed a pedestrian on southbound Interstate 5 near the North Skidmore Street overpass. The deceased pedestrian has been identified as 25-year-old Madison V. Ries of Portland.

Based on information learned during the investigation, members of the Traffic Investigation Unit believe there was a white or gray pick-up truck involved with this crash or near the crash when it occurred. Investigators believe the truck likely has no damage but may have some minor front end or undercarriage damage as a result of this incident.

Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to contact Traffic Investigation Unit Officer Garret Dow at 503-823-5070 or Garrett.Dow@portlandoregon.gov

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On Wednesday November 8, 2017, at 1:14 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on southbound Interstate 5 near the North Skidmore Street overpass.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived on scene and located a woman laying in the travel lanes of Interstate 5 roadway. The woman was suffering from catastrophic injuries. Medical personnel determined the woman was deceased.

Officers contacted the person who contacted 9-1-1 and determined the driver and vehicle that had struck the woman had left the crash scene.

The Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team responded to the area to take over the investigation.

This investigation is in its early stages and more information will be provided as the investigation continues.

Southbound Interstate 5 will remain closed for the next five to six hours as officers investigate this fatal crash.

This is the 45th Major Crash Team investigation in 2017.

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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Officers Investigate Early Morning Shooting in the Hazelwood Neighborhood -- No Known Injuries - 11/13/17

On Monday November 13, 2017, at 5:51 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 14200 block of East Burnside Street regarding damage to an apartment believed to be caused by gunfire.

Officers had responded to the same area at 3:35 a.m. this morning after a person contacted 9-1-1 and reported hearing gunfire. When officers arrived shortly after 3:35 a.m., they searched the neighborhood but did not locate evidence of gunfire, anyone who was injured by the gunfire, witnesses to the shooting, or possible suspects.

When officers arrived at the location shortly after 5:51 a.m. this morning, they were informed the occupants in an apartment awoke to find several bullet holes in their apartment walls. Officers searched a nearby parking lot and located additional evidence of gunfire. The apartment was occupied by two people at the time of the shooting and neither were injured as a result of the shooting.

Officers believe the damage located at 5:51 a.m. this morning is a result of the gunfire that was reported at 3:35 a.m. At this time there are no known injuries as a result of this shooting.

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

Officers continue to investigate this shooting.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line 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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Traffic #Alert: Major Crash Team Responding to Crash in Southeast Portland -- One Person Injured - 11/11/17

On Saturday November 11, 2017, at 5:40 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a motor vehicle versus bicycle crash near the intersection of Southeast 148th Avenue and Southeast Clinton Street.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived on scene and located an adult male on the ground with what is believed to be serious life threatening injuries. Medical personnel provided the bicyclist medical aid and transported him to an area hospital by ambulance.

Based on preliminary information, officers believe the motorist and bicyclist were both traveling south on Southeast 148th Avenue when the bicyclist was struck by the vehicle.

The driver remained at the crash location and is cooperating with investigators.

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

Southeast 148th Avenue will be closed between Southeast Division Street and Southeast Woodward Street during the investigation.

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

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

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

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UPDATE #2: Death Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland After Reported Shooting - 11/11/17

The deceased man located late Friday evening when officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 8100 block of Southeast Glenwood Street has been identified as 52-year-old Robert Keiser. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined Keiser died of homicidal violence as a result of a gunshot injury.

Detectives continue to investigate this death. Based on the information gathered, detectives do not believe there is an immediate danger posed to the public.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033, anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov

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

Information about 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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Homicide detectives have cleared the scene and are continuing to investigate the circumstances of last night's shooting. Later today, the Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy on the 52-year-old male victim. The victim's name will be released after the autopsy is complete and family has been notified of the death.

At this point, there is no further information that can be released. Based on the investigation thus far, there does not appear to be an immediate danger to the neighborhood.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033, anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Friday November 10, 2017, at approximately 11:07 p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a residence in the 8100 block of Southeast Glenwood Street on the report of gunfire that occurred approximately 15 minutes prior to the 9-1-1 call.

Officers arrived in the area and located one person deceased near a residence. No suspects were located at the scene and officers are in the early stages of an investigation.

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

No additional details are expected to be released this evening.

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

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

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UPDATE - Death Investigation Underway in Forest Park - 11/10/17

The Oregon State Medical Examiner has determined that the two people found deceased in Forest Park on Wednesday were 15-year-old Annieka Vaughan and 23-year-old Zachary Petersen. Each died of a gunshot wound and the Medical Examiner determined that Vaughan was a victim of homicide and Petersen died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Based on the investigation, detectives believe that Petersen killed Vaughan, then killed himself.

There will be no further updates on this investigation from the Portland Police Bureau. Any media inquiries should be directed to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

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On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at 9:01 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to an area near the Pittock Mansion, located at 3229 NW Pittock Drive, after two deceased people were located.

Members of Multnomah County Search and Rescue and Mountain Wave Search and Rescue began searching in Forest Park on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at 2:00 p.m.

Officers arrived in the area and met with Search and Rescue personnel. Officers learned the deceased individuals were located near the intersection of the Wildwood Trail and the Upper MacLeay Trail.

The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide and Missing Persons Details have responded to the location to conduct a death investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have also responded to the location to assist with this investigation.

Members of the the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office will also assist with this investigation and work to confirm the identities of the deceased individuals and cause of death.

Interested Media should stage on Northwest Pittock Drive prior to the Pittock Mansion parking lot. There will be a press briefing at 1:00 p.m. near the main parking lot for the Pittock Mansion.

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24 Citations, 19 Warnings Issued During Thursday Evening #VisionZero Traffic Safety Mission (Photo) - 11/10/17

In the evening hours of Thursday November 9, 2017, the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division conducted a Vision Zero traffic safety mission along Southeast Division Street from 82nd to 148th Avenues. Traffic officers were assisted by officers from East, North, and Central Precincts.

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, 24 citations were issued as well as 19 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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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Saturday November 11 at 8:00 a.m. - 11/10/17

Sergeant Pete Simpson will be the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) until Saturday November 11, 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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UPDATE: Officers Investigate Stabbing in Downtown Portland Thursday Evening (Photo) - 11/10/17

The suspect involved in a Thursday evening stabbing in Downtown Portland has been identified as 27-year-old Shawntavious Henderson. Henderson was booked in the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Assault in the Second Degree and a probation violation for a previous conviction of Manufacture of a Destructive Device.

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On Thursday November 9, 2017, at 8:08 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing near the intersection of Southwest College Street and Southwest 6th Avenue.

When officers arrived they located a 28-year-old male victim with what was believed to be a non-life-threatening minor injury. Emergency medical personnel provided medical aid and transported the victim by ambulance to an area hospital.

During the investigation, officers learned the suspect and victim were involved in a disturbance during which the suspect stabbed the victim with a knife. While canvassing the area, officers located and seized a knife believed to have been used in the stabbing. As officers continued the investigation they identified the suspect and learned his last known location. Based on this information, officers believed the suspect was inside an apartment building located in the 1900 block of Southwest 5th Avenue. Officers responded to the location and took the suspect into custody.

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

Detectives continue to investigate this case. The suspect will not be identified until he is lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Portland Police non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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UPDATE: Officers Respond to Disturbance in Portland's Buckman Neighborhood - One Person Deceased - 11/09/17

The victim killed during a disturbance late Tuesday night has been identified as 30-year-old Richard Whitemore of Portland.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner Determined Whitemore died of homicidal violence caused by a sharp force injury.

Anyone with information about Whitemore's death should contact Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457 or Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov

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On Tuesday November 7, 2017, at 11:24 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing in the area of Southeast 2nd Avenue and Southeast Morrison Street.

When officers and emergency medical personnel arrived on scene they located an adult male lying on the ground. A large amount of blood was observed around the man as emergency responders approached. Medical personnel provided the victim medical aid and transported him by ambulance to an area hospital where died of his injuries.

Based on preliminary information, investigators believe the victim and the suspect were involved in a fight on Southeast Morrison Street east of Southeast Water Avenue. During the fight the victim sustained serious injuries but was able to walk to Southeast 2nd Avenue and Southeast Morrison Street, where he fell to the ground. Community members observed the victim on the ground and called 9-1-1.

Officers continue to search for the suspect in this incident.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Detail and criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to assist with this death investigation.

A member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office will perform an autopsy in the coming days to attempt to identify a cause of death. The cause of death and identity of the victim will not be released until after the autopsy and the next of kin have been notified.

This investigation is in its early stages and there is no additional information available at this time. Additional information will be provided through updates to this release when available.

The PIO is not responding to the scen of this investigation at this time.

Anyone with surveillance footage or information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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Suspected Arrested for November 4th Shooting (Photo) - 11/09/17

This morning 43-year-old Jahi K Moody was arrested in connection with a shooting that was reported on Saturday, November 4 2017.

This investigation started on November 4, 2017, at 1:03 p.m., when East precinct officers responded to multiple people calling 9-1-1 about gunfire in the area of the 11300 block Northeast Knott Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted several witnesses. The witnesses informed officers that two vehicles were speeding through the neighborhood. According to witnesses an occupant of one of the speeding cars shot at the other vehicle.

A search of the area was conducted and evidence of gunfire was located, including one home that was struck by gunfire. Shortly after officers responded to the scene and started the investigation, the person believed to be the intended target was contacted. While contacting the victim, officers located multiple bullet strikes to the victim's vehicle, but no one in the vehicle was injured.

Based on the preliminary investigation, the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gang Enforcement Team (GET) responded to assist with the investigation. Detectives continued to investigate this shooting and believed Moody was a suspect in the shooting.

Early this morning the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) served a search warrant at a residence in the 11700 block of Northeast Street. As the warrant was being served, Moody was taken into custody. Investigators searched the location and located a handgun and other firearm related items.

Moody was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempt Murder, Attempt Assault in the First Degree, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call Detective Bryn Declercque at 503-823-2056 or Bryan.Declercque@portlandoregon.gov.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Attached Media Files: Jahi K Moody
Shooting Investigation This Morning in Portland's Forest Heights Neighborhood -- No Injuries - 11/09/17

On Thursday November 9, 2017, at 6:17 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 8800 block of Southwest Hazeltine Street.

When officers arrived shortly after the shooting they did not locate evidence of gunfire or anyone injured. When officers returned to the area and searched in the daylight, they located evidence of gunfire near the intersection of Northwest Miller Road and Northwest Hazeltine Street

There are no reported injuries or anyone that has arrived at area hospitals with injuries related to this shooting investigation.

There were no suspects located during the initial search.

Criminalists with the Police Bureau's Forensic Evidence Division responded to the scene to assist with this investigation.

No arrests have been made at this point in the investigation.

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Mark A Chervin
57-year-old Man Arrested for Luring and On-Line Sexual Corruption (Photo) - 11/09/17

On Wednesday November 8, 2017, officers with East Precinct's Sex Trafficking Unit arrested a 57-year-old man in connection with the online luring of a child.

Mark A. Chervin was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempt Sodomy in the Third Degree, Online Sexual Corruption in the First Degree, Online Sexual Corruption in the Second Degree, Attempt Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree, and 20 counts of Luring a Minor.

This investigation began in early October when the Sex Trafficking Unit received a tip from the community regarding possible criminal activity perpetrated by Chervin. An undercover officer posing as an underage female on a social media account contacted Chervin. After the initial contact, Chervin repeatedly contacted the undercover officer in an attempt to build a sexual relationship with the officer who believed was an underage age female. Chervin expressed a desire to meet with her for purposes of a sexual nature.

Chervin designated a time and location in Southeast Portland to meet the juvenile female. When he arrived at the location the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit took him into custody.

Investigators believe there may be additional victims. If you have information regarding Chervin or are a victim, please contact the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit at 503-823-4867.

If you know someone that is a potential predator or a victim of this type of crime, please contact the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit at 503-823-4800, the Sexual Assault Resource Center hotline 1-800-640-5311; or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 1-800-843-5678 or via the Cyber Tipline: http://www.missingkids.org/CyberTiipline

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Attached Media Files: Mark A Chervin
UPDATE #2: Major Crash Team Responding to Crash Near St. Johns Bridge - 11/08/17

The motorist killed Saturday evening on the St. Johns Bridge in a two vehicle crash has been identified as 71-year-old John B. Crook of Keizer.

Crook's death is the 41st traffic related fatality in Portland in 2017.

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The Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team (MCT) continues to investigate a fatal two vehicle crash that occurred on Saturday November 4, 2017, on the St. Johns Bridge.

Based on information learned during the preliminary investigation, officers believe the driver of a white Kia Optima drove west across the St. Johns Bridge at a high rate of speed and failed to stop for a red light at the intersection of Northwest St. Johns Bridge and Northwest Bridge Avenue. At the same time the Optima failed to stop for a red light, a Ford F-150 arrived at a green light at the intersection and turned westbound onto the St Johns Bridge from Northwest Bridge Avenue. The Optima collided with the F-150, causing the F-150 to roll off the roadway and come to a stop on the truck's roof.

The two occupants of the F-150 were transported to an area hospital by ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries. Emergency medical personnel determined the driver of the Optima was deceased at the scene of the crash.

Speed is believed to be a factor in this crash.

This is the 40th traffic crash fatality investigated by the Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team in 2017.

The identity of the person driving the Kia Optima will not be released until next of kin have been notified and the Oregon State Medical Examiner has completed an autopsy.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Traffic Investigation Unit asks anyone with information to contact 503-823-2103.

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On Saturday November 4, 2017, at 9:04 p.m., North Precinct, Central Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a traffic crash involving two vehicles near the St. Johns Bridge.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located two vehicles that were involved in the crash. Two of the people involved in the crash were transported to an area hospital by ambulance with what are believed to be serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Emergency medical personnel determined a third person, located in a second vehicle, was deceased.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to investigate this crash.

The St. Johns Bridge and Southwest Bridge Avenue will be closed during this investigation.

This investigation is just beginning. No additional information will be provided regarding this crash tonight.

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

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

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CORRECTION: Shooting Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland - One Person Injured - 11/08/17

The original press release inaccurately stated this incident occurred on Wednesday November 8, 2017. The correct date was Tuesday November 7, 2017.

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On Tuesday November 7, 2017, at 11:19 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 1800 block of Southeast 130th Avenue.

Prior to officers responding to the scene, there were multiple callers to 9-1-1 that reported hearing gunfire. When officers arrived in the area they did not locate any victims with gunshot injuries. As officers canvassed the area they located evidence of gunfire, including blood and a home in the 12900 block of Southeast Mills Street with a bullet strike.

No suspects were located during an area search of the neighborhood.

As officers continued their investigation they learned the shooting was likely connected with an earlier fight at Rachel's Bar and Grill, located at 12510 Southeast Division Street.

Approximately 30 minutes after the initial calls to 9-1-1, an area hospital contacted police when a gunshot victim arrived at the hospital by private vehicle. The gunshot victim had sustained serious non-life-threatening injuries as a result of this shooting.

Based on information learned during the investigation, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to the location and assisted with the investigation.

This is the 98th major crime incident investigated by the Gang Enforcement Team in 2017.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's 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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Suspect Arrested After Stabbing Two People in Downtown Portland (Photo) - 11/07/17

On Tuesday November 7, 2017, at 10:35 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report that two people had been stabbed at Outside In, located at 1132 Southwest 13th Avenue.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived and contacted the victims. Emergency medical personnel provided both men medical aid. The men were transported by ambulance to an area hospital by ambulance with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

Preliminary information suggests the suspect became angry with the two male victims, who are staff members at Outside In, and stabbed them. Officers interviewed witness and obtained the suspect's description. The suspect's description was provided to officers searching the area. Officers located a suspect that matched the description near Southwest Park Avenue and Southwest Main Street. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to the Multnomah County Detention Center.

During the investigation, officers located one knife at Outside In and another knife on the suspect, shortly after he was taken into custody. Both knives were seized as evidence.

The suspect was identified as 22-year-old Ruben I. Eustaquio. Eustaquio was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Second Degree (two counts) and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the Detective Division's Assault Detail at 503-823-0400.

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Attached Media Files: Ruben_I_Eustaquio.jpg
Suspect Arrested in Old Town/ Chinatown After Cutting Man with Knife - 11/07/17

On Tuesday November 7, 2017, at 9:05 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing near Northwest 5th Avenue and Northwest Davis Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located a man with a minor injury. As officers spoke with the victim they learned a woman had cut him with a knife.

The victim provided officers with a suspect description. The suspect was described as a 20-year-old black female, 5'9" tall, with a thin build. Officers performed an area search and located the suspect near the intersection of Northwest 8th Avenue and Northwest Couch Street. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to the Portland Police Bureau's Detective Division.

The victim was provided medical aid by on scene emergency medical responders and did not require transport to a hospital.

Assault Detail detectives continue to investigate this stabbing. Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the Detective Division's Assault Detail at 503-823-0400.

Once lodged in the Multnomah County Jail, the suspect will be identified.


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Nearly 3,000 Pounds of Marijuana Seized in Southeast Portland (Photo) - 11/07/17

On Friday November 3, 2017, investigators with the Portland Police Bureau's Drugs and Vice Division responded to the 6000 block of Southeast 111th Avenue after receiving an anonymous tip about illegal marijuana processing.

During the preliminary investigation, officers learned that subjects were delivering hundreds of harvested marijuana plants to a warehouse. As officers investigated the drug complaint, they contacted a person associated with the warehouse. The person claimed to be responsible for the warehouse and the delivery of the marijuana.

When officers entered the warehouse, they discovered sixteen people working within the building. The people were processing the drying marijuana plants. Officers also contacted several individuals who provided documentation about the marijuana. According to the documents, the marijuana was being grown for five patients under the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program. The individuals claimed they were in the process of obtaining their "Recreational License" through the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC), but no license had been granted. Based on information learned during the investigation, officers believed the operation was in excess of the total 30 mature plants allowed under the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program guidelines.

Officers processed the operation and seized an estimated 500 mature marijuana plants weighing 2,998.2 pounds. The case is being reviewed by the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for prosecution.

Community members concerned about illegal drug activity in their neighborhood should report the information on line at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/30740 or call the Drugs and Vice Division Drug Complaint Hotline at 503-823-3784.

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Attached Media Files: Marijuana.jpg , Marijuana_bags.jpg
Krista L Rossi
Krista L Rossi
Burglary Suspect Arrested in Portland's Brooklyn Neighborhood (Photo) - 11/06/17

On Monday November 6, 2017, at 2:58 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a burglary in the 3400 block of Southeast 7th Avenue.

When officers arrived in the area, they learned two community members contacted 9-1-1 after they saw damage to a home and believed a burglary may be occurring.

During the preliminary investigation of the incident, officers found multiple broken windows at the home. The homeowner was contacted by phone and informed officers the home should not have any broken windows. Officers also learned that the there should not be anyone in the residence.

Officers searched the home with the assistance of a police K9 team and located a suspect in the basement. The suspect was taken into custody.

The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Burglary Detail responded to assist with the investigation.

The suspect has been identified as 35-year-old Krista L. Rossi. Rossi was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the First Degree and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree.

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.

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Attached Media Files: Krista L Rossi
Darriron K Jackson
Darriron K Jackson
Officers Arrest Burglary Suspect in Portland's Centennial Neighborhood (Photo) - 11/06/17

On Monday November 6, 2017, at 6:29 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a burglary in the 2800 block of Southeast 174th Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victim of the burglary. The victim did not see the suspect; however, a next door neighbor was able to provide officers with surveillance video of the suspect. The surveillance video was provided to additional officers assisting with the search for the suspect.

The officers established a perimeter and searched the neighborhood for the suspect with a police K9 team. As officers searched the area, an officer sustained a minor injury. The officer was transported by an officer to an area hospital for medical treatment. The officer received medical treatment and is recovering from the injuries.

Officers continued to search the neighborhood and located the suspect in the 2700 block of Southeast 168th Avenue.

The suspect was identified as 32-year-old Darriron K. Jackson. Jackson was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the First Degree, Theft in the Second Degree and a post prison supervision violation for a previous conviction for Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle.

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.

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Attached Media Files: Darriron K Jackson
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Sunshine Division Opens Second Location in SE Portland (Photo) - 11/06/17

***Media is invited to attend a private Open House on Monday, November 6th from 6am -- 6pm with a program/welcome address at 12:00pm.***

The Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division will open a second food pantry and clothing room facility on November 15, 2017, at 12436 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97233. The SE Stark location hours of operation will be Wednesday through Saturday 9:30am -- 11:30am and 12:30pm -- 3:30pm.

In response to the growing shift in poverty to the outer areas of East Portland, Sunshine Division will undergo the most significant, mission-related expansion in its 95-year history by making their no-cost food and clothing assistance programs more accessible to qualifying families and individuals in SE Portland.

Initial foundation and corporate funding partners of the program include: the Safeway Foundation through their HUNGERIS grant, Bank of America, Deacon Charitable Foundation, OnPoint Community Credit Union, Boeing Employee Community Fund, and Wells Fargo Bank. A number of individual donors have also made significant financial commitments to the SE program.

"The Safeway Foundation has been a long-time supporter of Sunshine Division. We could not be more thrilled with the fact that Southeast Portland will soon be benefiting from the wonderful services they provide. Throughout the year we support the Sunshine Division in many different ways, including financial support as well as food donations, and look forward to helping with continued growth at their new location." says Jill McGinnis, Director of Communications and Public Affairs for Safeway.

"We're excited to see the enthusiasm of our nonprofit, agency, and law enforcement partners as we've shared our plans to offer more accessible food and clothing assistance to outer SE Portland. We're committed to continuing these services at our N. Thompson location in addition to the SE Stark location." said Sunshine Division's Executive Director, Kyle Camberg. "We have a strategic two-year funding plan and want to recognize this expansion is only possible through the generosity and continued commitment of our donors and partners."
"Bank of America is a proud supporter of Sunshine Division's important work in getting meals and resources to those in-need. And in particular, we're pleased that our most recent grant was focused on getting food and resources to local veterans and their families. That's worthy of our investment, and we hope others will join us in supporting the cause," said Roger Hinshaw, Bank of America's Market President in Oregon and SW Washington.

The SE Stark location is anticipated to serve an additional 10,000 low-income families with children, seniors, veterans, and disabled individuals with food and clothing assistance in its initial 12 months of operation and extend the Portland Police Bureau's East Precinct officers the ability to access services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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About the Sunshine Division:
Since 1923, the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division has been providing emergency food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need. Whether due to the loss of a job, domestic crime, illness, or victims of fire or disaster, the Sunshine Division has built a 95-year legacy of mobilizing quickly and efficiently to assist distressed Portlanders.

The Sunshine Division offers emergency food assistance six days a week at their N Thompson warehouse, four days a week at their SE Stark location, and 24/7 through their partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each police precinct that can be dispatched on demand. In addition to food relief they also offer new and gently- used clothing to those in need.


For more information: Sunshine Division: Kyle Camberg, Executive Director
Cell: 503.577.6852 or Email: kyle@sunshinedivision.org

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Attached Media Files: Sunshine_officer.jpg , Sunshine_food.jpg
Public Safety Alert
Public Safety Alert
UPDATE: Unidentified Man Attempts Sexual Assaults in Downtown Portland - Arrest (Photo) - 11/05/17

Detectives continue to investigate the incidents involving a suspect that approached and attempted to sexually assault women in downtown Portland during October.

During the investigations, detectives with the Portland Police Bureau and Beaverton Police Department learned the identity of the man they believed responsible for the incidents.

On Saturday November 4, 2017, Beaverton Police Department and Tigard Police Department officers located and arrested the suspect near the Washington Square Mall. After the suspect was arrested, detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Sexual Assault Detail transported him to the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division.

The suspect has been identified as 38-year-old Jeffrey C. Lane. Lane was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Kidnap in the First Degree, Attempt Sodomy in the First Degree, Attempt Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, and Theft in the Third Degree. Lane will be arraigned on Monday November 6, 2017.

The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office is considering additional charges against Lane.

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The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's continues to investigate attempted sexual assaults that occurred on October 18th and 27th in Downtown Portland. Detectives are releasing additional photographs of the suspect in both cases.

Anyone with information about the suspect in the photographs should contact Detective Matt Estes at 503-823-0462 or Matthew.Estes@portlandoregon.gov or Sergeant Nathan Sheppard at 503-823-3886 or Nathan.Sheppard@portlandoregon.gov

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The Portland Police Bureau would like to alert the community about a report of a man attempting to sexually assault women in Downtown Portland.

On October 18, 2017, at 10:38 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 500 Block of Southwest 5th Avenue on the report of a man threatening to sexually assault a woman. The woman had entered an elevator and a male followed shortly after. He stood close to the woman and threatened to sexually assault her. The woman successfully forced the man from the elevator and contacted police.

On October 27, 2017, at 8:49 p.m., officers responded to the report of an attempted sexual assault in the 700 Block of Southwest Morrison Street. During this incident, a woman was followed onto the elevator by an unknown male. The male later threatened to harm the woman if she did not comply with his demands. The man released the woman when another person observed the assault.

In both assaults, the man is described as a white male adult, 6'2" to 6'3" tall, weighing 250 pounds, with a muscular build, clean shaven, prominent chiseled jaw line, and wearing a hooded sweatshirt.


The Portland Police are releasing a surveillance video and photo of the subject. If any residents in the area of this incident have residential surveillance cameras, investigators are asking them to check recordings for any possible images of the suspect.

Video: https://youtu.be/39meBa5vGSw

Anyone with information about the suspect in the surveillance video should contact Detective Matt Estes at 503-823-0462 or Matthew.Estes@portlandoregon.gov or Sergeant Nathan Sheppard at 503-823-3886 or Nathan.Sheppard@portlandoregon.gov

The Portland Police Bureau Strength programs provide free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area. To learn more information about Strength Programs, call 503-823-0260 or visit http://www.portlandonline.com/police/womenstrength

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Attached Media Files: Public Safety Alert , Pic 4 , Pic 3 , Pic 2 , Pic 1 , Jeffrey C Lane
Emanuel Manzanares
Emanuel Manzanares
Suspect Arrested After Disturbance in North Portland (Photo) - 11/05/17

On Saturday November 4, 2017, at 9:26 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a disturbance in the 6700 block of North Fessenden Street.

As officers responded to the scene, emergency call-takers continued to worked to gather information about the exact nature of the disturbance.  The first person to call to 9-1-1 stated they needed police and an ambulance, but did not provide additional information.  The caller then immediately hung-up.  A second call to 9-1-1 then came in and the caller said that someone was going to be injured.  The 9-1-1 caller again stopped talking and the the call-taker could hear a disturbance in the background.

As officers arrived and approached the residence, the emergency call-taker received additional information from a caller.  This caller stated the suspect possessed a knife.  The information was relayed  to the arriving officers.  Officers could see a figure inside the apartment swinging his arms and observed another person that appeared to try and protect him or herself from the suspect.

Officers proceeded toward the apartment.  A man exited the apartment and approached the officers with what appeared to be a knife in his hands.  Officers instructed the suspect to drop the object in his hand multiple times.  The man eventually threw the object to the ground a short distance from where he was standing.  As officers continued to provide the man instructions so they could check on the welfare of the occupants in the apartment, the man refused to follow their directions.  During this time, a dog exited the apartment and barked, growled and charged at an officer.  The officers requested the owner take control of the dog as the officer attempted to back away from the dog.  The dog continued to lunge and snap at the officer.  The owner could not gain control of the dog.  As the dog continued to lunge at the officer, another officer continued to provide instructions to the suspect.  An officer fired his handgun, striking the dog once.

The officers continued to provide the suspect instructions.  The suspect would not comply and walked in the direction of the knife and the apartment.   Officers believed he may attempt to re-enter the apartment.  Officers deployed their Taser at the suspect, at which time he was taken into custody.

Once the suspect was taken into custody, the dog's owner transported the dog to an area emergency veterinary clinic.  The dog is a two-year-old pit bull and is currently in stable condition, recovering from its injuries. 

As officers investigated, they determined the suspect held a 12-inch long knife sharpening rod, as he approached officers.

The suspect was identified as 38 year-old Emanuel Manzanares.  Manzanares was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Menacing and Domestic Violence Harassment.

"The safety of officers and the community we serve is my top priority. Officers are placed in quickly evolving events on a daily basis. As is standard procedure, the use of force review for this incident was initiated and will be investigated by the officers' command staff and the Portland Police Bureau's Professional Standards Division," Chief Outlaw said.

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Attached Media Files: Emanuel Manzanares
John J. Paul
John J. Paul
41-Year-Old Male Arrested for Luring, Online Sexual Corruption During Undercover Sex Trafficking Mission (Photo) - 11/04/17

On Friday November 3, 2017, the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit (STU) arrested a 41-year-old man in connection with online luring of a child.

Jason J. Paul of Portland was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Purchase Sex with a Minor, Online Sexual Corruption in the First Degree, Online Sexual Corruption in the Second Degree, Attempt Rape in the Third Degree, Attempt Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree, Patronizing Prostitute, and three counts of Luring a Minor.

The investigation started on Tuesday October 31, 2017, when Paul initiated contact with an undercover officer who posed as an underage female on a social media account. Paul expressed a desire to meet with her for purposes of a sexual nature.

Paul designated a time and location in Northeast Portland to meet the juvenile female. When he arrived at the location the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit took him into custody.

Investigators believe there may be additional victims. If you have information regarding Paul or are a victim, please contact Sergeant Mark Georgioff of the Portland Police Bureau Sex Trafficking Unit at 503-793- 9358 or Officer Mike Gallagher at 503-793-9061.

If you know someone that is a potential predator or a victim of this type of crime, please contact the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit at 503-823-4800, the Sexual Assault Resource Center hotline 1-800-640-5311; or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 1-800-843-5678 or via the Cyber Tipline: http://www.missingkids.org/CyberTiipline

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Attached Media Files: John J. Paul
Suspect Arrested After Two Pedestrians Robbed at Gunpoint on Southeast Powell Blvd (Photo) - 11/04/17

On Saturday November 4, 2017, at 6:32 a.m., Central and East Precinct officers responded to the report of two separate pedestrian robberies on Southeast Powell Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted both victims. An adult female victim reported she was robbed by a suspect with a gun at 6:32 a.m. while in the 3100 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard. The second victim, an adult male, stated he was robbed at gunpoint at 6:46 a.m. The second victim informed officers he was near Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard and Southeast Powell Boulevard when he was robbed.

During the investigations, officers learned the victims were approached by a male who made demands and brandished a firearm.

Both victims provided a description of the suspect. Officers performed an area search and located a suspect matching the description provided by the victims as the suspect left Creston Park. The suspect was taken into custody.

Neither victim reported being injured during the robberies.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail responded to assist with the investigation. As Robbery Detail detectives searched an area near Creston Elementary School they located and seized a firearm believed to have been used in the robberies.

The suspect in these robberies has been identified as 20-year-old Javontae Rogers. Rogers was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on two counts each of Robbery in the First Degree and Robbery in the Second Degree.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Robbery Detail Detective Robert Hollins at 503-823-3441 or Robert.Hollins@portalnd Oregon.gov


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Attached Media Files: Javontae Rogers
Major Crash Team Responding to Crash on NE Columbia Blvd - 11/03/17

On Friday November 3, 2017, at 4:51 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a crash in the 500 block of Northeast Columbia Boulevard.

Officers and emergency medical responders arrived at the crash and found two pedestrian laying on Northeast Columbia Boulevard with critical life-threatening injuries.

Based on the information learned during the preliminary investigation, officers believe both pedestrians were in a westbound lane of Northeast Columbia Boulevard when they were struck by the semi truck.

Shortly after the crash that injured two pedestrians occurred, there was a second crash. During the second crash a vehicle crashed into a fire hydrant. Information learned in the initial part of the investigation suggests the driver of a green Nissan Sentra attempted to avoid the initial crash and collided with a fire hydrant. The driver of the Nissan sustained non-life-threatening injuries and is recieving medical aid from emergency medical responders.

The driver of the semi truck has remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to continue this investigation.

Northeast Columbia Boulevard will be closed between Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Northeast 11th Avenue for the next three to four hours.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency-line at 503-823-3333.

This press release will be updated when more information is learned about the crash.

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

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

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Officers Investigate Shooting in Portland's Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 11/02/17

On Thursday November 2, 2017 at 8:53 p.m., East Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 12000 block of Southeast Bush Street.

Officers responded to the area after multiple callers contacted 9-1-1 to report gunfire. When officers arrived they located evidence of a shooting. Officers contacted several witnesses and learned a white SUV was observed leaving the area shortly after the shooting.

Officers performed an area check but no suspects were located.

At this time there are no known injuries or property damage as a result of this shooting.

Officers continue to investigate this shooting.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line 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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Officers Investigate Stabbing in Portland's Buckman Neighborhood - 11/02/17

On Thursday November 2, 2017, at 10:52 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report a stabbing near Southeast 11th Avenue and Southeast Oak Street.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived and located a 53-year-old man with a stab wound. Emergency medical personnel provided the victim with medical aid and transported him to an area hospital by ambulance for treatment of what was believed to be a serious but non-life-threatening injury.

During the investigation, officers learned the man was stabbed after he and the suspect were involved in an argument. The suspect is described as white adult male with black hair and brown eyes.

Officers continue to investigate this stabbing. Anyone with video surveillance of the incident or information regarding this stabbing should contact the Portland Police non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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UPDATE: Public's Help Sought in Identifying Man that Jumped from Broadway Bridge (Photo) - 11/01/17

Detectives have determined the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office located the body of the man seen jumping off the Broadway Bridge on August 21, 2017. Sheriff's deputies located the man's body in the Willamette River during the afternoon of August 21st.

The deceased was identified as 57-year-old Jonathan R. Byrd.

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The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Missing Persons Detail is asking for the public's help in identifying the man in the attached photograph.

The adult male was last seen jumping into the Willamette River from the Broadway Bridge on August 21, 2017. After the man jumped into the river he did not resurface and his body has not been recovered from the Willamette River.

Anyone with information about the identity of this man should contact Detective Lori Fonkin at 503-823-1081 or Lori.Fonken@portlandoregon.gov

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Officers Investigate Shooting in Portland's Goose Hollow Neighborhood - No Injuries (Photo) - 11/01/17

On Wednesday November 1, 2017, at 7:04 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a single gunshot heard at the Modera Goose Hollow Apartments located at 2004 Southwest Jefferson Street.

Officers arrived at the location and heard people in a second floor apartment arguing. The officers contacted an adult male and female inside the apartment. As officers continued the investigation they learned the man had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The man was taken into custody.

While investigating the report of gunfire, officers located and seized a shotgun that was inside the apartment. Initially, officers did not locate evidence that the shotgun had been fired. However, as officers continued to investigate the incident, additional information was gathered that suggested the shotgun was fired by the male while he stood on a second story balcony.

The suspect in this incident has been identified as 40-year-old Jeremy L. Saunders. Saunders was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Menacing, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Discharge of a Firearm in the City, Reckless Endangering, and a probation violation warrant for a previous conviction of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants.

At this time no damaged property has been located and there has been no one with injuries located or who has arrived at any Portland hospitals as a result of this shooting.

Officers believe there is a possibility that the round fired from the shotgun may have struck an object in the area to the north of Northwest Jefferson Street near Northwest 20th Avenue.

Anyone with information about this incident or who discovers damage possibly caused by the firing of the shotgun should contact the Portland Police non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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Attached Media Files: Jeremy L Saunders
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UPDATE: Officer Investigating Stabbing in Portland's Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood - One Person Injured (Photo) - 11/01/17

The suspect arrested in Southeast Portland after stabbing a man has been identified as 44-year-old Chad M. Robinson. Robinson was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Assault in the Second Degree.

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On Wednesday November 1, 2017, at 5:30 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 3300 block of Southeast 122nd Avenue on the report of a stabbing.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived and located an adult male victim with what is believed to be a non-life-threatening stab wound. Emergency medical responders provided medical aid and transported the victim by ambulance to an area hospital.

During the investigation officers located and detained an adult male believed to have stabbed the victim. Based on information learned during the investigation, officers believe the victim and suspect were arguing prior to the stabbing.

The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail has been notified of this incident and will assist with the investigation. Criminalists with the Police Bureau's Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to the scene.

At this time there is no known threat to the community.

The suspect will be identified when he is lodged in the Multnomah County Jail.

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Attached Media Files: Chad M Robinson
UPDATE: Death Investigation Underway at Colonel Summers Park - 11/01/17

The deceased man located at Colonol Summers Park on Tuesday October 31, 2017 has been identified as 40-year-old Boyd Littell of Portland. The Oregon State Medical Examiner has determined Littell's death an accidental death, likely the result from him falling off his bicycle. Investigators do not believe foul play is involved in the death of Littell.

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On Tuesday October 31, 2017, at 7:43 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Colonel Summers Park, located near Southeast Belmont Street and Southeast 20th Avenue, on the report of a non-responsive male lying in the park.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived and determined the person was deceased.

Homicide detectives, criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division, investigators with the Traffic Division and the personnel from the Oregon State Medical Examiner's office are responding to conduct a death investigation.

Southeast 20th Avenue will be closed from Southeast Belmont Street to Southeast Taylor Street during the investigation.

Updates will be provided as the investigation continues.

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PPB Members Participate in No Shave November (Photo) - 11/01/17

Throughout the month of November, Portland Police Bureau members will once again be participating in "No Shave November."

No Shave November, which began in 2009, encourages men to stop shaving, grow beards and donate the money they would have spent on razors and other supplies to a charity. Last year, members of the PPA, PPCOA, DCTU and other organizations raised more than $10,000 in memory of Sam Day, son of Captain Bob Day, and sent the funds to the Rutledge Foundation. This year, funds will be raised for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in honor of a Bureau family who's daughter lives with CF.

At the end of November, participants will be entered into a "Best Beard" competition, and if they have raised at least $50 will be entered into a special raffle.

Visit https://no-shave.org for more information about No Shave November. Visit https://noshavenovember.passioncff.org/ to to make a donation or learn more about why finding a cure for CF is so important to members of the Police Bureau.


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Chief Outlaw's Statement Regarding Deputy Chief Position - 11/01/17

The Portland City council voted recently to create a Deputy Chief classification. The Council will vote next week on how this position will be funded.

Prior to Chief Outlaw's arrival, she discussed with Mayor Wheeler the value of adding a Deputy Chief position. Once the Deputy Chief is hired, the three Assistant Chiefs who each oversee a branch of the Police Bureau (Operations, Investigations and Services) will report to the Deputy Chief. The Deputy Chief will report directly to Chief Outlaw.

"This kind of command structure is very common to other major city law enforcement agencies," said Chief Outlaw. "The Deputy Chief will assist in planning, directing, managing and overseeing day-to-day operations of the Portland Police Bureau. It will allow me to focus on the strategic goals of the organization, thus furthering our contributions to 21st century policing."

The Deputy Chief recruitment process will begin once the position is funded. Recruitment will be both external and internal.

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Stabbing Investigation Underway in Portland's Old Town/ Chinatown - One Person Injured - 11/01/17

On Wednesday November 1, 2017, at 5:11 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing in the area of Northwest 4th Avenue and Northwest Flanders Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located an adult male victim and applied first aid until emergency medical personnel arrived on scene. The victim was transported to an area hospital by ambulance with what is believed to be a non-life-threatening stab wound.

During the investigation, officers learned the man was in the area when he was approached by an unknown male subject, dressed in a pink bunny costume, and stabbed. Officers searched the area for the suspect but no one matching the suspect's description was located.

Anyone with information or video surveillance of this stabbing is asked to contact the Portland Police non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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#VisionZero Traffic Safety Mission Monday Morning on NE MLK Jr. Blvd (Photo) - 10/30/17

On Monday October 30, 2017, from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 11:40 a.m., the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division conducted a Vision Zero traffic safety mission along Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard from Northeast Lombard Street to Northeast Alberta Street. This portion of roadway is in the city's high crash network. The Major Crash Team has investigated several crashes in this area, including a crash that resulted in a pedestrian sustaining serious life-threatening injuries on Friday October 27, 2017 at Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard and Northeast Simpson Street.

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, 21 citations were issued as well as two 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: Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood -- Two People Injured - 10/30/17

On Monday afternoon at 3:47 p.m. a second victim arrived at a Portland hospital with injuries sustained during a shooting in the 2800 block of Southeast 125th Avenue. The adult male victim entered the hospital with what is believed to be a non-life-threatening gunshot injury.

The Gang Enforcement Team continues to investigate this shooting.

This is the 95th Gang Violence Response Team investigation in 2017.

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On Monday October 30, 2017, at 12:46 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 2800 block of Southeast 125th Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area of the reported shooting and located evidence of gunfire. Witnesses observed several vehicles speeding away from the area shortly after the shooting.

As officers investigated the shooting, an adult male arrived at an area hospital with a serious non-threatening gunshot injury. According to information learned by officers at the hospital, the injury was a result of the gunfire that took place in the 2800 block of Southeast 125th Avenue.

Based on information learned during the investigation, the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gang Enforcement Team is responding to investigate this shooting.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact GET Detective Jeff Pontius at 503-823-2081 or Jeffery.Pontius@portlandoregon.gov.

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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No Injuries Reported After Shooting Early Sunday in Lloyd District - 10/29/17

On Sunday October 29, 2017, at 12:31 a.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers responded to the report of gunfire outside the Tao Event Center, located at 631 Northeast Oregon Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire, including bullet strikes to three parked vehicles. Witnesses described a white vehicle speeding out of the area that was possibly involved in the shooting.

No gunshot victims were located in the area or arrived at any Portland area hospitals.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact GET Detective Jeff Pontius at 503-823-2081, jeffery.pontius@portlandoregon.gov.

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Crash Investigation on Friday Night After Pedestrian Struck by Driver in Northeast Portland - 10/28/17

On Friday October 27, 2017, at 7:33 p.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a traffic crash involving a pedestrian and a driver on Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Simpson Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located both parties at the scene. The pedestrian, described as a male in his 50s, was suffering from traumatic injuries and was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment.

The involved driver remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. Preliminary information indicates that the driver was traveling northbound on MLK and the pedestrian was crossing MLK eastbound at Simpson. The driver struck the pedestrian in the northbound lanes of traffic.

No citations were issued at the scene and the case remains under investigation. Once the investigation is complete, it will be presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review to determine if any charges should be filed in this case.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is investigating the crash.

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

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

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Today - Community Shred Event, Drug Turn-In, and Food Drive (Photo) - 10/28/17

Today, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (please no early birds), the Portland Police Bureau's White Collar Crimes Unit, Office of Neighborhood Involvement and Rivermark Community Credit Union are hosting a community shred event, prescription drug turn-in, and food drive, located at 4735 East Burnside Street.

Keeping sensitive documents and prescription meds out of the hands of people who might misuse them is an important step in preventing fraud and drug abuse.

See the flyer for the event at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/545037

Shred It Event

Community members can bring up to two boxes or bags of documents to be shredded. Cardboard or three ring binders are not accepted.

Food Drive

Sunshine Division donation barrels will be available for donations of canned food, dry pasta, and gently-used clothing for needy families. Donations are tax deductible and receipts will be provided upon request.

Prescription Drug Turn-In

Portland Police Officers and Crime Prevention staff will be on site for the anonymous turn-in of unused or expired prescription medications, to share information about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and to answer community and media questions regarding this issue. All medications turned in at this event will be incinerated.

We encourage the community to clean out their medicine cabinets during this one day event. This is timely as it addresses the prescription drug abuse epidemic among teenagers and adults. In 2014, more than 1,700 young adults ages 18-25 in the U.S. died from prescription drug overdoses, which mostly related to opioid abuse (National Institute of Drug Abuse). According to the DEA, 70% of youth surveyed get their prescription drugs from family and friends including medicine cabinets their own homes, and the homes of friends and grandparents.

Items Accepted/Not Accepted for Drug Turn In:

Acceptable items for deposit: Prescription medications and samples, all over the counter medications, vitamins, pet medications, medicated ointments, and liquid medication in leak proof containers.

Items not acceptable for deposit:

Thermometers/Sharps/Syringes, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans, inhalers, EpiPens. NO SHARPS (needles)! To dispose of sharps, contact Metro at 503-234-3000 or www.oregonmetro.gov

Contacts:
Rx Drug Turn-In: Jenni Pullen, 503-823-4257, jenni.pullen@portlandoregon.gov
Shred Event: Sergeant Kevin Frazier, 503-823-0897, kevin.frazier@portlandoregon.gov

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Community Shred Event, Drug Turn-In, and Food Drive on Saturday (Photo) - 10/27/17

On Saturday October 28, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (please no early birds), the Portland Police Bureau's White Collar Crimes Unit, Office of Neighborhood Involvement and Rivermark Community Credit Union are hosting a community shred event, prescription drug turn-in, and food drive, located at 4735 East Burnside Street.

Keeping sensitive documents and prescription meds out of the hands of people who might misuse them is an important step in preventing fraud and drug abuse.

See the flyer for the event at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/545037

Shred It Event

Community members can bring up to two boxes or bags of documents to be shredded. Cardboard or three ring binders are not accepted.

Food Drive

Sunshine Division donation barrels will be available for donations of canned food, dry pasta, and gently-used clothing for needy families. Donations are tax deductible and receipts will be provided upon request.

Prescription Drug Turn-In

Portland Police Officers and Crime Prevention staff will be on site for the anonymous turn-in of unused or expired prescription medications, to share information about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and to answer community and media questions regarding this issue. All medications turned in at this event will be incinerated.

We encourage the community to clean out their medicine cabinets during this one day event. This is timely as it addresses the prescription drug abuse epidemic among teenagers and adults. In 2014, more than 1,700 young adults ages 18-25 in the U.S. died from prescription drug overdoses, which mostly related to opioid abuse (National Institute of Drug Abuse). According to the DEA, 70% of youth surveyed get their prescription drugs from family and friends including medicine cabinets their own homes, and the homes of friends and grandparents.

Items Accepted/Not Accepted for Drug Turn In:

Acceptable items for deposit: Prescription medications and samples, all over the counter medications, vitamins, pet medications, medicated ointments, and liquid medication in leak proof containers.

Items not acceptable for deposit:

Thermometers/Sharps/Syringes, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans, inhalers, EpiPens. NO SHARPS (needles)! To dispose of sharps, contact Metro at 503-234-3000 or www.oregonmetro.gov

Contacts:
Rx Drug Turn-In: Jenni Pullen, 503-823-4257, jenni.pullen@portlandoregon.gov
Shred Event: Sergeant Kevin Frazier, 503-823-0897, kevin.frazier@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: October_2017_Shred_Event.bmp