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Naked Burglary Suspect Arrested in Wilkes Neighborhood Apartment (Photo) - 02/20/17

On Saturday February 18, 2017, at 10:15 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Village Garden Apartments in the 15200 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard on the report that an unknown naked man pushed himself into a woman's apartment. The 28-year-old female victim reported that she was able to escape with her two children, ages two and eight.

Officers arrived in the area and learned that the suspect forced his way into the victim's apartment via the fourth floor balcony, grabbed onto her and pulled her towards the bathroom. The victim was able to escape and tried to call 9-1-1, but the suspect interfered with the call so she grabbed her two kids and escaped to a neighboring apartment to call 9-1-1. The victim did not suffer any serious physical injuries. The victim told police that she recognized the man as a former resident of the apartment complex.

Officers established containment on the apartment then, assisted by a Canine Unit, began searching the apartment. The suspect was discovered hiding behind a couch where he was arrested without incident.

The suspect, 21-year-old Miguel Gomez, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the First Degree, Kidnap in the First Degree, Attempted Rape in the First Degree, and Interfering with Making a Police Report. Gomez will be arraigned on Tuesday.

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Beaumont-Wilshire Neighborhood Pizza Shop Robbed on Sunday Night - No Injuries - 02/20/17

On Sunday February 19, 2017, at 8:59 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Papa Murphy's, located at 4010 Northeast Fremont Street.

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

Several officers, including a Canine Unit, searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 40s, wearing a dark-colored mask and hooded sweatshirt.

Detectives are investigating this case to determined if it's connected with other recent armed robberies.

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

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UPDATE #2 - FOUND SAFE: Officers Searching for Missing 2-Year-Old Boy - 02/19/17

River was admitted to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries and exposure to cold temperatures. After the investigation, detectives placed River into protective custody out of concern for the child's welfare and safety at home. The Oregon Department of Human Services is involved in the investigation and there will be a court hearing on Tuesday to determine next steps in the case.

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At approximately 11:45 a.m., Mountain Wave Search and Rescue personnel safely located 2-year-old River in some blackberry bushes not far from his home. River was transported to the hospital for exposure to cold temperatures and some scratches from the bushes.

Officers from the Portland Police Bureau and Beaverton Police Department, FBI agents and search and rescue personnel searched for several hours before locating River

Investigators will forward all police reports to the Oregon Department of Human Services for review, which is standard in any case involving child welfare.

The Bureau would like to thank all those who assisted with today's search.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate a 2-year-old child reported missing early Saturday morning.

River is a 2-year-old male, is very mobile and has no known health issues. He was last seen wearing black pajamas with stars on them. River has blonde hair and blue eyes.

At approximately 6:00 a.m. this morning, East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 1700 block of Northeast 67th Avenue after the child's mother reported that she woke up and he was not in bed with her.

Numerous officers, including a Canine Unit, have been searching the neighborhood, including Rose City Golf Course. The Portland Police Bureau's Air Support Unit will be assisting with the search, weather permitting, and Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue (SAR) personnel are responding to assist.

Police are asking area residents that may be out and about to keep an eye out for River and to immediately call 9-1-1 if they see him.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 92-Year-Old Woman (Photo) - 02/17/17

92-year-old Sam Mai was found safe and sound this evening and is no longer missing.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate a 92-year-old woman missing since the afternoon hours of Friday February 17, 2017.

Sam was last seen today at approximately 3:00 p.m. when she left her temple at Southeast 118th Avenue and Division Street.

Sam is described as 4'00" tall, 110 pounds, very short black and gray hair, and brown eyes. Sam was last seen wearing a black puffy jacket, black and white pinstriped pants, and black shoes.

Sam suffers from dementia and it is unlikely she will know how to get home or how to contact family. Sam speaks Vietnamese and knows very little English.

Anyone seeing Sam is asked to call 9-1-1 so that police may check her welfare. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact Detective Heidi Helwig at 503-823-0797, heidi.helwig@portlandoregon.gov.

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19-Year-Old Man Arrested During Thursday Evening Protest (Photo) - 02/16/17

The Portland Police Bureau made one arrest on Thursday evening during a protest event that disrupted traffic in Downtown Portland.

19-year-old Zachary P. Lange was arrested on a charge of Riot after an interaction with a motorist on Southwest 3rd Avenue. Lange was not arrested immediately after the commission of the crime but was arrested later as the protest march neared an end.

Lange was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned on Friday.

The protest started and ended in the South Park Blocks but affected Downtown traffic for a couple of hours and there were some reports of minor vandalism and heated interactions with drivers unable to move in the roadway.

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

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

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Police Review Board Public Reports Released (Photo) - 02/16/17

The Portland Police Bureau has posted the first of the 2017 bi-annual Police Review Board public reports to the Bureau's website, https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/55365

These reports are posted twice annually in the spirit of transparency and in compliance with City Ordinance. These public reports summarize the statements of findings and contain a summary of any training and/or investigation issues or concerns. The reports shall keep confidential and not include involved officers' names, the names of witnesses, or the name of any complainants.

To learn more about the Police Review Board, please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/citycode/article/479642

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Montavilla Neighborhood Tavern Robbed Early Thursday Morning - No Injuries - 02/16/17

On Thursday February 16, 2017, at 1:23 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Top of the Hill Tavern, located at 9252 Northeast Glisan Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that the suspect entered the bar, armed with a handgun, and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the bar and was last seen running eastbound on Glisan.

Several officers, including a Canine Unit, searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 40s, 6'2" tall, chubby build, wearing a dark-colored mask, dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, white shoes, and carrying a handgun.

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

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Roseway Neighborhood Subway Robbed on Wednesday Night - No Injuries - 02/16/17

On Wednesday February 15, 2017, at 9:32 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Subway sandwich shop, located at 7110 Northeast Sandy Boulevard, on the report of an armed robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that the suspect, armed with a handgun, entered the shop and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the shop and was last seen running northbound across Sandy Boulevard.

Several officers, including a Canine Unit, searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 30s, 6'3" tall, muscular build, wearing a dark-colored mask, dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, carrying a handgun.

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

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Suspect in Series of Bank Robberies Arrested on Sunday Morning (Photo) - 02/16/17

On Sunday February 12, 2017, the US Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force arrested the suspect in a series of Portland bank robberies. The suspect was arrested at a motel in the area of Southeast 92nd Avenue and Stark Street.

48-year-old Franklin Aaron Bearcub was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a federal hold. Bank robbery charges are pending with the US Attorney's Office Oregon.

Between January 4 and February 11, 2017, Bearcub is suspected of robbing six Portland banks:

* January 4 at US Bank, located at 900 Southwest 6th Avenue

* January 12 at the Bank of the West, located at 840 Southwest Broadway

* January 20 at KeyBank, located at 1001 Northwest 14th Avenue

* January 30 at Umpqua Bank, located at 750 Southwest Yamhill Street

* February 1 at KeyBank, located at 4131 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard

* February 11 at KeyBank, located at 4600 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard

During the investigations, Portland Police Bureau Robbery detectives and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force were able to identify Bearcub as the suspect and learned that he had an outstanding federal parole violation warrant on an original charge of bank robbery.

Investigators worked with the US Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force to safely locate and arrest Bearcub.

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Public Alert: Unidentified Male Offering Money to Lure Children into Car in Northeast Portland - 02/13/17

The Portland Police Bureau would like to alert the public about two reports received about a man offering money to children to lure them into his vehicle.

On Sunday February 12, 2017, at 2:31 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Khunamokwst Park (pronounced KAHN-ah-mockst), located at 5200 Northeast Alberta Street, on the report that a man offered two young girls money to get into his car.

Officers contacted the 10 and 11 year old girls at one of their homes in the area. The girls reported to police that they were walking home on Alberta Court from the park and noticed a man driving behind them. The girls told police that the man waved money at them and asked them to come to his car. The girls ran away, told one of their mothers and called police.

The girls described the man as a black male, 34 years old, medium brown skin, beard, heavy set, wearing black clothing and smelling of marijuana. The girls described the vehicle as an older, beat up, dirty silver car missing lights on the rear, no license plates, and driver's side door damage.

While officers were taking this report, they received a second report from a 9-year-old girl in the area stating that she was approached by a man offering her money out his car window, near a church at Northeast 56th Avenue and Alberta Street. She described the man as a black male in his 20s, thin build, short curly hair, wearing a baseball cap. The car was described as an old white car, with plastic tape over a back window.

Officers learned a fourth person, a 55-year-old woman, was approached in a similar fashion as she walked her grandchildren home. The woman told police that the man waved money out the window as he licked his lips. She described the suspect vehicle as an older gray Honda.

At this point, no suspect or suspects have been identified and it is not certain that all three incidents are the same person, although the neighborhood and activity is very similar.

Anyone witnessing a luring-type incident is asked to immediately call 9-1-1 and provide as much information as possible. 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.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind parents to talk to their children about "stranger danger" to keep them safe.

Some excellent tips from the National Crime Prevention Council about stranger danger are available at https://www.ncpc.org/topics/violent-crime-and-personal-safety/strangers

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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UPDATE #3: SERT/CNT Responding to Assist with Search for Carjacking Suspect (Photo) - 02/13/17

The person detained early Sunday was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree and Unlawful Use of a Vehicle. The suspect, 27-year-old David Alexander Mellis, also had outstanding charges of Burglary in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Vehicle.

One person has been detained and Robbery detectives will be continuing the investigation. The search effort is over and police resources will be leaving the area shortly. No gun or knife has been located.

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The search for the carjacking suspect is continuing in the area of Northeast 74th Avenue and I-84 along the railroad tracks.

At 3:48 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a carjacking at Southeast 72nd Avenue and Lexington Street. The victim initially told police that the suspect was armed with a handgun and a knife as he stole the victim's white Subaru Forester.

The stolen car was spotted by police in the area and the driver led officers on a traffic pursuit northbound I-205 to westbound I-84. The suspect crashed east of 74th Avenue and the suspect ran from the vehicle and jumped down to the railroad/MAX track to the North of the freeway.

Based on information the suspect was armed with a handgun and a knife, SERT and CNT were activated to assist with the search for the suspect.

MAX is now moving through the area but railroad traffic will continue to be restricted due to the ongoing search, which is concentrated along the railroad tracks. Freeway traffic is not affected.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (CNT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to Northeast 74th Avenue over I-84 to assist officers with a search for an armed carjacking suspect.

MAX and railroad traffic have been stopped due to the search. The suspect ran after crashing a vehicle on I-84 at 74th Avenue. The suspect is described as a light-complected male wearing dark clothing.

Interested media should stage on 74th Avenue to the South of the command post. The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene and will provide updates when they become available.

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UPDATE: Canine Search Leads to Three Burglary Suspects' Arrest Early Friday Morning (Photo) - 02/13/17

Later Friday afternoon, Gang Enforcement Team officers located the suspects' firearm in some bushes in the neighborhood after searching in the daylight hours.

Investigators do not believe there are any additional firearms outstanding.

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On Friday February 10, 2017, at 12:46 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report that three men were seen approaching a residence in the 500 block of Northeast 81st Avenue and that one of the men was armed with a handgun.

Officers arrived in the area and saw one of the suspects walking out to the street holding a bin of property. The suspect saw the officers, dropped the property and ran into the neighborhood out of sight of the officers.

Officers established a neighborhood perimeter and began to search the area, assisted by a two Canine Units, "Jasko" and "Bravo." The residence was found to have been forcefully entered and ransacked. Nobody was home at the time of the burglary.

During the neighborhood search, all three suspects were located and arrested. No firearm was found during the initial search.

32-year-old Warren Stanton, 25-year-old Antonio Young and 22-year-old Shakor Holiday were arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the First Degree. Holiday was also held on a parole violation.

Anyone with information about this case should contact Detective Pandra Parks, 503-823-0414, pandra.parks@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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CORRECTION - Shooting Investigation Overnight in North Portland - Suspect in Custody (Photo) - 02/13/17

The suspect's name is Dennis Ray Howie, not Danny as originally released.

The Bureau regrets the error.

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On Monday February 13, 2017, at 12:00 a.m., North Precinct responded to the report of a shooting in the 2500 block of North Williams Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, a male in his 50s, suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. The victim was able to provide suspect information before being transported to a Portland hospital for treatment. He is currently in serious condition.

Officers quickly located the suspect driving out of the area and stopped the suspect in his vehicle at Northeast Sacramento Street and Rodney Avenue. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

Detectives learned that the suspect and victim knew each other prior to the shooting.

The suspect, 63-year-old Dennis Ray Howie, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Assault in the First Degree. Howie will be arraigned on Tuesday.

Detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstance of the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jeff Sharp at 503-823-9773, jeff.sharp@portlandoregon.gov.

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Two Arrested at Sellwood-Moreland Neighborhood Starbucks on Saturday Afternoon After Creating a Disturbance (Photo) - 02/11/17

On Saturday February 11, 2017, at 10:39 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Starbucks at Southeast Milwaukie Avenue and Bybee Boulevard on the report that a man and woman entered the coffee shop and that the man demanded everyone leave the store "before anything bad happened."

Employees evacuated everyone, including customers, leaving the man and woman inside the store.

Officers arrived in the area and were able to determine the identities of both and learned they were experiencing a mental health crisis. Officers talked to both people and got them both to come out and surrender peacefully. They were taken into custody at approximately 11:11 a.m.

48-year-old Rodney Allen Smith and 48-year-old Lisa Grier were booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Coercion. Smith was booked on an additional charge of Theft in the Third Degree.

On Friday February 3, 2017, Smith and Grier were the subject of a police call at the Jantzen Beach Safeway store after Smith claimed to have a gun, demanded the store to be evacuated and locked himself in the manager's office. He was accompanied by a woman who was later determined to be his wife, Lisa Grier.

Officers were able to deescalate the situation and Smith surrendered peacefully and was taken to the hospital by ambulance on a police officer hold for a mental health evaluation. Grier was released from the scene.

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

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 (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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UPDATE #2: Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland - Suspect Injured (Photo) - 02/10/17

The man injured in yesterday evening's shooting has been identified as 56-year-old Don Allan Perkins. Perkins remains at a Portland hospital recovering from gunshot wounds and is expected to survive. Detectives determined that the gun recovered from the scene was a realistic-looking replica firearm.

Photos of Perkins and the firearm are being released to the public.

The officers involved in the shooting are Officer Roger Walsh and Officer Bradley Clark, both 11-year-veterans assigned to Central Precinct.

The Professional Standards Division will be interviewing the officers on Saturday.

This is an ongoing investigation and, upon completion, will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office and presented to a Grand Jury, which is standard procedure.

Following the Grand Jury, the Bureau will release additional information as is standard practice. Additionally, 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), which is comprised of community members, Bureau members and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division.

Officer-involved shootings fortunately are a rare occurrence. Information about all officer-involved shooting investigations since 2010 is publicly available by visiting https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/52175

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Portland Police Homicide Detectives, assisted by the Multnomah County Major Crimes Team, are continuing the investigation into an officer-involved shooting that occurred this evening in Southeast Portland.

At 6:31 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a 9-1-1 call regarding a 56-year-old man who was threatening to commit suicide. Information gathered by the Bureau Of Emergency Communications (BOEC) suggested the man was near the 2100 block of Southeast Lafayette Street.

Officers arrived in the area and began to search for the man. At approximately 7:15 p.m., BOEC obtained information of a more specific location of the man. Officers used the information to locate the man in a vehicle on the 3300 block of Southeast 22nd Avenue.

Officers, including an Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT) officer, contacted the man and began to communicate with him. During the contact with the man, the officers developed information that he possessed a handgun. As officers were attempting to continue communication, the man exited the vehicle and had an encounter with the officers that resulted in two officers firing shots that struck him. Immediately after the shooting, officers quickly developed a plan to safely approach him and render medical aid. The officers provided medical aid to the man until medical personnel arrived and transported him by ambulance to a Portland hospital, where he is presently in critical condition. The suspect's handgun has been recovered at the scene.

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

The identities of the injured man and the involved officers will be released on Friday. The officers will remain on paid administrative leave, per Bureau policy, until the completion of the investigation and Grand Jury.

Following the Grand Jury, the Bureau will release additional information as is standard practice. Additionally, 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), which is comprised of community members, Bureau members and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division.

Officer-involved shootings fortunately are a rare occurrence. Information about all officer-involved shooting investigations since 2010 is publicly available by visiting https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/52175

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The Portland Police Bureau is in the early stages of an officer-involved shooting investigation at Southeast 22nd Avenue and Lafayette Street. One suspect has been transported to a Portland hospital. No officers were injured and there does not appear to be any further community risk.

Southeast Lafayette Street is closed in the area of 22nd Avenue.

Interested media should stage at Southeast 21st Avenue and Lafayette Street. The Public Information Officer (PIO) is enroute to the scene.

No additional details are available at this time.

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UPDATE #2 - Armed Robbery Investigation, Officer-Involved Shooting in Northeast Portland (Photo) - 02/10/17

The armed robbery suspect killed in yesterday morning's shooting has been identified as 17-year-old male Quanice (pronounced QUAN-ess) Derrick Hayes. At the time of the armed robbery and shooting, Hayes was armed with a realistic-looking replica firearm.

Photos of Hayes and the firearm are being released to the public.

The officer involved in the shooting is Officer Andrew Hearst, a seven-year-veteran of the Portland Police Bureau, currently assigned to East Precinct.

Officer Hearst was interviewed by the Professional Standards Division this morning as the investigation continues into the events leading up to and including the use of deadly force.

This is an ongoing investigation and, upon completion, will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office and presented to a Grand Jury, which is standard procedure.

Following the Grand Jury, the Bureau will release additional information as is standard practice. Additionally, 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), which is comprised of community members, Bureau members and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division.

Officer-involved shootings fortunately are a rare occurrence. Information about all officer-involved shooting investigations since 2010 is publicly available by visiting https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/52175

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Portland Police Homicide Detectives, assisted by the Multnomah County Major Crimes Team, are continuing the investigation into an officer-involved shooting in Northeast Portland.

At 7:24 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Portland Value Inn hotel, located at 1707 Northeast 82nd Avenue. As officers were responding they learned that the victim was sitting in his car across the street from the hotel when the suspect robbed him at gunpoint approximately 30 minutes earlier. The suspect was described to police as a black male in his 20s, wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and jeans, armed with a handgun. The victim described the suspect running towards 82nd Avenue after the robbery.

A short time later, officers learned that someone at or near the Banfield Pet Hospital called police to report a car prowl and described a similar suspect.

Officers checking the neighborhood contacted a man matching the suspect's description but he ran from police so officers established a neighborhood perimeter and began to search for the suspect, assisted by a Canine Unit.

During the neighborhood search, officers located indications of a break-in a residence in the 8300 block of Northeast Hancock Street. The Canine Unit searched the home but did not locate any suspects.

A short time later, officers encountered the suspect outside the residence. During this encounter, an officer shot the suspect. After the shooting, officers approached the suspect to render medical aid but determined that the suspect was deceased. A handgun was located near the suspect.

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

The identities of the suspect (pending confirmation and family notification) and the involved officer will be released on Friday. The officer will remain on paid administrative leave, per Bureau policy, until the completion of the investigation and Grand Jury.

Following the Grand Jury, the Bureau will release additional information as is standard practice. Additionally, 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), which is comprised of community members, Bureau members and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division.

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The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene of an officer-involved shooting investigation in the 8300 block of Northeast Hancock Street.

Preliminary information indicates the shooting occurred during the search for a suspect from an armed robbery reported earlier this morning at the Portland Value Inn on Northeast 82nd Avenue. The suspect is deceased and no officers are injured.

Interested media should respond to Northeast 82nd Avenue and Schuyler Street.

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Several Hawthorne Boulevard Businesses Burglarized Early Thursday - 02/10/17

On Thursday February 9, 2017, Central Precinct officers responded to the report of several business burglaries along Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard. Preliminary investigation indicates a person or persons broke out windows and some small business-related property was missing.

The four businesses burglarized are:

* Chez Machin -- 3553 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard

* The Maple Parlor -- 3538 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard

* Rice Junkies - 3545 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard

* Toadstool Cupcakes -- 3557 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard

At this point there is no suspect information for any of the burglaries.

Anyone with information is asked to submit it to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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November 2016 Protest and Riot Suspects Arrested on Thursday (Photo) - 02/10/17

On Thursday February 9, 2017, Portland Police Bureau detectives arrested two men in connection with the November 2016 protest and riot in the Pearl District.

19-year-old Elijah K. Gerard was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Riot (two counts), Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree (two counts), Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle, and Assault in the Fourth Degree. Gerard's charges come as a result of damage to Seres Restaurant, Chase Bank and Anderson Construction, all in the Pearl District, as well as damaging a Jeep and assaulting the driver.

19-year-old David Deron Lewis Jr. was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Riot, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree (two counts), Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, and Failure to Appear in the Second Degree (two counts). Additionally Lewis Jr. had two outstanding warrants for Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree. His charges come as a result of damage to Starbucks, Federal Express and Urban Pantry, all in the Pearl District.

Both were identified through tips from the community after numerous photos and video showed them participating in damage to several businesses in the Pearl District.

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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 75-Year-Old Man (Photo) - 02/09/17

75-year-old Ronald Austin has safely returned to his home and is no longer missing.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate a 75-year-old man, reported missing earlier today, Wednesday February 8, 2016.

Ronald Austin is described as a white male, 5'6", and 160 pounds. Austin should be driving a white 2006 Toyota Tacoma Pickup with a canopy, Oregon license plate 9-3-6-C-Q-Z.

Austin is believed to have left the Silver Cloud Inn on Northwest Vaughn Street at approximately 5:00 a.m. to pick up his wife at Good Samaritan Hospital on Northwest 23rd Avenue but he never arrived and has not been seen or heard from since. Austin and his wife live in Hammond on the North Oregon Coast.

Austin has no known medical issues but his absence is out of character.

Anyone seeing Austin or the pick-up is asked to call 9-1-1 so that police can check his welfare.

Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact Detective Lori Fonken at 503-823-1081, lori.fonken@portlandoregon.gov.

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15 Men Arrested in Undercover Sex Trafficking Mission - 02/08/17

During the week of January 31 to February 3, 2016, the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit conducted undercover missions to address online sex trafficking as part of the 13th National Johns Suppression Initiative. The Cook County (IL) Sheriff's Office published a news release earlier today regarding the national effort: http://www.cookcountysheriff.org/press_page/press_SuperbowlSexTraffickngSting_02_8_2017.html

Sex trafficking and prostitution are not victimless crimes. Victims of sex trafficking and prostitution are forced, coerced, and manipulated into this lifestyle against their will. They are forced to suffer through physical, sexual, and mental abuse. The Portland Police Bureau, in conjunction with other Federal and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to deterring prostitution and sex trafficking activities.

The Bureau also works with community organizations like Lifeworks NW to help sex trafficking victims: https://www.bja.gov/programs/supporting-victims-of-sex-trafficking-in-Portland.html

During this mission, investigators posted online ads on known sex trafficking websites. 15 men contacted undercover police officers to arrange payment for sexual acts. Investigators were assisted by Portland area hotels as part of this effort.

For investigative reasons, the Sex Trafficking Unit is not sharing the specific website, application, or ad text publicly.

The 15 men who responded to the ad and came to the hotel were arrested with the misdemeanor crime of Commercial Sexual Solicitation (Oregon Revised Statute 167.008). Unless noted, all were given a criminal citation to appear in court at a later time.

The following is a list of the men arrested for Commercial Sexual Solicitation:

33-year-old Ravikumar Dojad of Beaverton, Oregon

47-year-old Chad Patrick Andrews of Ridgefield, Washington

20-year-old Danil Viktorovich Nyukeyev of Vancouver, Washington

53-year-old Cory Kevin Ryan of Everett, Washington

37-year-old Gregory Laubsch of Portland, Oregon

32-year-old Jeremy Merrell Tanner of Dayton, Oregon

33-year-old Juan Lopez of Portland, Oregon

24-year-old Gilberto David Luna Ramirez of Vancouver, Washington

33-year-old Gilles Marie Christian Barjon of Montreal, Quebec, Canada

22-year-old Kurt Bryant Parker of Portland, Oregon

31-year-old Joel Osbely Garcia-Cruz of Vancouver, Washington

39-year-old Vishwambhara Adiga of Kirkland, Washington

22-year-old Charles Nijel Wilson II of Vancouver, Washington

30-year-old Matthew Allen Schrader of Johnson City, Oregon, was charged with Commercial Sexual Solicitation three separate times during this time frame for three separate incidents. He was booked into the Multnomah County Jail after the third arrest.

48-year-old Darrin R. Maxey of Vancouver, Washington, was charged with Commercial Sexual Solicitation two separate times during this time frame for two separate incidents.

If you know or think that someone may be involved in trafficking or is being exploited, please contact the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit at 503-255-0118, 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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UPDATE #2 - Fatal Crash Investigation Underway on North Interstate Avenue - 02/08/17

The bicycle rider killed has been identified as 53-year-old Alan Izi Marsan, last known address in Southwest Portland.

The truck driver has been identified as 38-year-old Vinay Junior Singh of Northeast Portland.

The crash remains under investigation.

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The bicycle rider killed has been identified as a 53-year-old male. His name is anticipated to be released on Tuesday, pending family notification.

Traffic Division investigators learned that the victim was riding his bicycle northbound on Interstate Avenue, in the bicycle lane. The 38-year-old truck driver was also driving northbound on Interstate when he made a right turn onto Farragut Street, striking the victim in the bike lane.

Preliminary information indicates that neither impairment or distracted driving by the truck driver were factors in the crash.

The driver was not arrested or cited at this time as there is an ongoing investigation. Once the investigation is complete, it will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review and consideration of possible charges.

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On Monday February 6, 2017, at 9:07 a.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the 7600 block of North Interstate Avenue on the report that a pedestrian had been struck by a driver.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a male adult fatally injured in the northbound lane of North Interstate Avenue. Preliminary information indicates that the deceased may have been on a bicycle when he was struck by the driver of a box truck. The driver has remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

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

Northbound Interstate Avenue is anticipated to be closed for several hours due to the crash investigation. Southbound Interstate Avenue and MAX traffic is moving regularly through the area.

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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Sex Abuse Suspect Indicted, Arrested on Additional Charge (Photo) - 02/07/17

23-year-old Micah Isaiah Rhodes was arrested today, Tuesday February 7, 2017, and booked into the Washington County Jail on a charge of Sex Abuse in the Second Degree. Rhodes was arrested at the Multnomah County Justice Center Courthouse in Downtown Portland after his arraignment on an indictment in Multnomah County on charges of Sex Abuse in the Second Degree (four counts) and Sex Abuse in the Third Degree.

Rhodes was originally arrested on January 25, 2017, on misdemeanor charges of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with Public Transportation and a Parole Violation. While Rhodes was in custody, Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit detectives learned that Rhodes had sexual contact with a juvenile male in Multnomah County and a juvenile female in Washington County. Charges were added in Multnomah County and Rhodes was later indicted by a Multnomah County Grand Jury.

Based on the investigation, Sex Crimes Unit detectives believe that there may be additional victims that have not filed any police reports regarding Rhodes' behavior. Anyone who is a victim or has information about additional victims is asked to contact Detective Jeff Myers at 503-823-0595, jeff.myers@portlandoregon.gov.

Booking photos courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.

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Man Taken to Hospital After Demanding NE Portland Store be Evacuated - 02/03/17

On Friday February 3, 2017, at 5:29 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a man who entered the Jantzen Beach Safeway, located at 11919 North Jantzen Drive. The man stated he possessed a firearm, demanded the store be evacuated, and locked himself in the Safeway manager's office with a woman who was with him.

Multiple officers arrived on scene and implemented a plan to ensure the safety of customers as well as the subject and the woman. As officers safely evacuated customers, they learned witnesses heard the subject state he possessed a firearm, but no firearm was seen.

Officers inside the Safeway heard the subject make multiple demands. He informed police if the demands were not met, police would have to shoot him.

Officers, including an Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT) officer, K9 officers, multiple sergeants and a lieutenant, responded to the location and began talking to the man who appeared to be in mental health crisis.

Officers continued to talk with the man, until he agreed to come out of the manager's office with the woman. Once outside the office, both persons were cooperative with police. The woman appeared to have willingly entered the office and there was no indication she was taken or kept in the room against her will.

Based on observations made by officers on scene, it was believed the man was experiencing a mental health crisis and an officer hold was the most appropriate course of action. The 48-year-old man was transported to a Portland hospital by ambulance for a mental health evaluation.

No firearm was located.

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Update: Nine Guns Seized, 42 Arrested During Operation Safe Holidays in December 2016 (Photo) - 02/02/17

Two of the nine firearms seized during Operation Safe Holidays have been added to this updated news release.

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In December 2016, the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division conducted "Operation Safe Holidays" after a surge in gun violence in November.

Over the course of the 10 days of the operation, Portland Police officers arrested 42 people for a variety of crimes and seized nine firearms. Many of the people arrested were specifically identified as people involved in recent gun, gang and/or violent crime incidents. The goal of this operation was to hold accountable those who had shown a propensity for violent crime and to prevent further acts of gun violence, which has an adverse impact on families, children and livability in Portland neighborhoods.

Gang-related violent crime incidents in Portland were down in 2016 (159) as compared to 2015 (193).

Operation Safe Holidays was a collaborative effort involving the Portland Police Bureau, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office; the U.S. Attorney's Office -- Oregon; the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF); U.S. Parole and Probation; U.S. Pretrial; the East Metro Gang Enforcement Team (EMGET); and Multnomah County Parole and Probation.

The Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team (GET) works closely with gang outreach organizations like the Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center (POIC) and the Mayor's Office of Youth Violence Prevention as well as community groups like Enough is Enough PDX, which is a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area. For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

"The relationship between the POIC gang outreach team and GET officers are a reflection of the community and the work we both do around the City to help and serve at-risk youth and adults to stay on a positive path," said Alonzo Lincoln, Street Level Gang Outreach with POIC. "As we continue to work as one, we will continue to keep the streets of Portland safe."

"On my personal behalf and on behalf of the Inter-faith Peace and Action Collaborative (IPAC), I applaud the great efforts of the Portland Police Bureau and its peacekeeping and law enforcement partners for identifying some major issues on the street and applying the resources needed to create a great result," said Pastor J.W. Matt Hennessee. "I am confident these actions are a model to be followed in the future and will lead to safer streets. When the community and the peacekeepers work together, as indicated by this example, families are also at peace knowing that perpetrators are off the street who have inflicted violence against their loved ones."

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

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous. 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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Check our Super Bowl Commercial and Don't Get a DUII #DriveSober #SB51 (Photo) - 02/02/17

During the month of February 2017, Portland Police officers are partnering with Oregon Impact in order to supply additional DUII enforcement patrols to help ensure our streets stay safe and to prevent needless tragedies within our community.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind the public that drug-impaired driving is just as dangerous (and illegal) as alcohol-impaired driving. Officers will be taking a zero tolerance approach to all forms of impaired driving.

This weekend many football fans will enjoy Super Bowl 51 at parties, bars and restaurants. Enjoy the game and celebrate responsibly. Please continue to use designated drivers, taxis, or your preferred ride share driving company.

The Portland Police Bureau will have its "starting line-up" out and about to prevent and enforce impaired driving. Meet our team: https://youtu.be/9ePEhih-i80

Drink responsibly and remember buzzed driving is drunk driving.

Support zero tolerance for impaired driving by reporting suspected impaired drivers 9-1-1.

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Update: Man Arrested After Bank Robbery in Southeast Portland (Photo) - 02/02/17

The suspect arrested after a robbery at the U.S. Bank branch at 16002 Southeast Division Street has been identified as 37-year-old Cody Joe Jonas. Cody Jonas was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a U.S. Marshals hold related to Federal bank robbery.

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On Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at 6:02 p.m., Portland East Precinct, Gang Enforcement Team, Transit Division and Gresham police officers responded to the U.S. Bank branch located at 16002 Southeast Division Street on the report of a bank robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with employees who told police the suspect entered the bank and jumped over the counter. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the bank without incident.

A witness to the robbery observed the suspect leave the area in a vehicle. Through the assistance of the witness and bank employees, officers were able to locate the suspect's vehicle. Officers attempted to perform a traffic stop, but the driver failed to stop. Officers initiated a pursuit, but after a short time, the suspect exited his vehicle and fled on foot.

Officers established a large perimeter near the area where the suspect fled. Officers made the decision to make a substantial perimeter because of a big field in the area and limited availability of roads. The size of the perimeter necessitated a large number of officers.

A police K9 team assisted officers with the search. The suspect was found and taken into custody in the 16000 block of Southeast Taylor Street.

Robbery detectives are continuing to investigate this bank robbery. Anyone with information is asked to call 503-823-0405.

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Bank Robbery Investigated in Southeast Portland (Photo) - 02/01/17

On Wednesday February 1, 2017, at 2:52 p.m., East and Central Precinct officers responded to the KeyBank branch located at 4131 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard on the report of a robbery.

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

The suspect is described as a white male in his late 30s to early 40s, between 5'8" and 5'11" tall, with some facial hair, wearing small round sunglasses, an unknown color beanie, denim jacket, and unknown colored pants (photo attached).

Officers checking the neighborhood did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405, or the Portland Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation at 503-224-4181.

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Update: Stolen Recumbent Tricycle Recovered - 02/01/17

A recumbent tricycle that was stolen last November from a man with disabilities has been recovered and returned to him. Portland Police Burglary Detective Sergeant Troy Pahlke received a phone call from the Portland Union Gospel Mission informing him the tricycle had been found and was currently at the Union Gospel Mission.

On November 25, 2016, the Police Bureau received an online report regarding the theft of a recumbent trike belonging to Dan Cadmus. Mr. Cadmus utilized the recumbent tricycle to assist him in navigating through his neighborhood, due to limited mobility.

Sergeant Pahlke assisted Union Gospel Mission in contacting Mr. Cadmus and they reunited him with his tricycle this morning.

The Portland Police Bureau wants to thank all those at the Union Gospel Mission for their assistance in reuniting Mr. Cadmus with his tricycle.


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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Until Monday February 6 - 02/01/17

Sgt. Chris Burley is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) for the Portland Police Bureau until Monday February 6, 2017, at 8:00 a.m.

Sgt. Burley will be available by email (ppbpio@portlandoregon.gov) or media-only pager to answer questions or respond to incidents with a clear need for immediate public notification due to community safety concerns.

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

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UPDATE - Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 62-Year-Old Woman (Photo) - 01/31/17

On Monday January 30, 2017, the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol recovered the body of 62-year-old Liz Bazzani from the Multnomah Channel of the Willamette River. The Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death. There are no signs of foul play.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate a 62-year-old woman missing since January 19, 2017.

Liz Bazzani is described as 5'4" tall, 110 pounds, white hair, and green eyes. She was last seen wearing green Ugg-style boots, flowing light-colored pajama pants, and a blue sweater. Bazzani is familiar with TriMet but left all personal affects at her residence in Northeast Portland.

Bazzani's family is concerned for her welfare as she is normally in regular contact with them. She was reported missing after she did not show up for work in the Pearl District on Thursday morning. There are no indications that her disappearance involves foul play.

Anyone seeing Bazzani should immediately call 9-1-1 so officers can check her welfare. Anyone with non-emergency information should contact Detective Heidi Helwig at 503-823-0797, heidi.helwig@portlandoregon.gov.

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Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct after Displaying Replica Firearm at Demonstrators in Terry Schrunk Plaza (Photo) - 01/30/17

On Monday January 30, 2017, at 12:28 p.m., a community member flagged down police at Terry Schrunk Plaza in Downtown Portland to report that the passenger in a pick-up truck displayed a handgun as the driver passed a peaceful demonstration in the park.

Officers in the area located the vehicle circling the area and conducted a high-risk traffic stop of the driver and passenger in the vehicle at Southwest 4th Avenue and Salmon Street.

Both the driver and passenger were taken into custody without incident. Inside the truck, officers located the handgun, which turned out to be a replica firearm (BB gun). Additionally, officers located an unloaded AR-15 style rifle that belonged to the driver. There were no reports that the driver displayed the rifle during this incident.

After further investigation, the driver was released without charges; however, the rifle was taken for safekeeping. The driver will be able to retrieve the gun at a later time. The passenger, 20-year-old Sergey E. Antonov of Battle Ground, Washington, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

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Portland Police Increasing Outreach to Address Safety Concerns in Immigrant and Refugee Community (Photo) - 01/30/17

Today, Monday January 30, 2017, Portland Police Bureau Chief Mike Marshman stood with community members, including those from our immigrant and refugee community, to provide reassurances to people struggling with uncertainty and fear.

At today's news conference, Chief Marshman shared a statement he sent to all members of the Portland Police Bureau:

"On Friday January 27, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order restricting travel to the United States from seven countries in what is being described by many as a "Muslim ban." This action has spread fear and uncertainty to our refugee and immigrant communities served by the Portland Police Bureau.

"I want you, the members of the Portland Police Bureau, to be a source of reassurance to the community. We must be diligent in our efforts to the community who now more than ever might see us as a source of fear. We must be the ones who reach out first to all whom we serve and be able to answer their questions and provide clarity on what our role is in regard to immigration. That means giving assurance that we are not an extension of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). We follow and enforce Oregon law. We do not enforce federal immigration laws, under Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 181A.820 https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/181A.820

"I further ask that you continue to provide extra patrol around mosques, Islamic schools and community centers as another layer of protection for those in our community who may be experiencing fear and anxiety, especially after an attack in Quebec, Canada on Sunday. While we have no known threats locally, our presence may provide reassurances to those in fear.

"Over the past few months, I have received many heartfelt thanks from the immigrant and refugee communities describing their positive encounters with Portland Police officers. Although these communities have a heightened sense of fear and uncertainty, I am confident we will continue to be an agency they can turn to for safety and security."

The Bureau investigates all reported incidents of bias crimes and encourages any member of our community who is the victim of such a crime to contact law enforcement. Under Oregon law, bias crimes are defined as any criminal act that targets a victim based on the suspect's perception of the victim's race, color, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin. Detectives work to determine whether or not bias elements are present during the reported crime that align with Oregon law as defined in ORS:

* ORS 166.165 - Intimidation in the First Degree - https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/166.165

* ORS 166.155 -- Intimidation in the Second Degree - https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/166.155

If you have been the victim of a bias crime assault, immediately call 9-1-1. If you have been the victim of a bias crime, such as vandalism or graffiti, please call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

To learn more about bias crime investigations, please visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/423009

The Bureau has several community advisory groups and outreach opportunities for community members and police officers to come together. Advisory groups include the Portland Muslim Community Police Council, the Alliance for Safer Communities, the African American Advisory Council, and the Slavic Advisory Council. To learn more about these advisory groups and the Bureau's commitment to the Portland community, please visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/30379

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Stabbing Investigation in Downtown Portland - Suspects Fled Area - 01/28/17

On Saturday January 28, 2017, at 4:16 p.m., Central Precinct responded to Southwest 5th Avenue and Washington Street on the report of a stabbing.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a male in his 30s suffering from a serious injury. He was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.

Officers learned that the suspect was described as a dark-skinned male in his 40s, with long brown hair, a mustache, a gray coat, armed with a "lock back" knife. The suspect was likely with some other men and fled the area. The suspect and associates may be homeless.

Assault detectives will continue the investigation and are asking anyone with information to contact them at 503-823-0400.

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UPDATE - SERT/CNT Responding to Assist North Precinct on Tactical Incident on Mallory Avenue (Photo) - 01/28/17

After several hours of negotiations, officers are disengaging from the location. Through negotiations, officers believe that everyone in the house is ok and not willing to be the victim of any crime.

Area traffic will be back to normal shortly.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to assist North Precinct on a disturbance at a residence in the 4800 block of Northeast Mallory Avenue involving a firearm.

Preliminary information indicates a person inside the home has fired a gun, there are no reported injuries.

Northeast Alberta Street is closed between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Williams Avenue. Several side streets will also be affected during this tactical incident.

Interested media should stage at North Williams Avenue and Alberta Street, access from the West. The Public Information Officer (PIO) will be responding to the scene.

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Today - Dragon Boat Team to Give Special Olympics Oregon Athletes Unique Experience Ahead of Annual Polar Plunge Event (Photo) - 01/28/17

Today, Saturday January 28, 2017, beginning at 9:30 a.m., the Bridge City Paddling Club will practice with seven Special Olympics Oregon athletes during an exclusive dragon boat ride. Nearly 150 members and supporters of the Bridge City Paddling Club are preparing for the annual Oregon Law Enforcement Polar Plunge benefiting Special Olympics Oregon (SOOR). Participating in the Plunge for its 8th year, Bridge City Paddling Club routinely brings the largest team to the event, raising over $11,000 dollars in 2016 alone.

This year the paddle team is doing even more, by sharing with the athletes the experience of being on the water during practice. The athletes will also help recruit more members to join the "BRRRidge City Polar Paddlers" plunge team. The partnership will not only give Special Olympics Oregon athletes the experience of what it's like to be a member of a dragon boat team but also for Bridge City Paddlers to directly meet many of the athletes they are supporting.

"Our club loves supporting the community on and off of the water," said paddler Sophiea Tyler. "Our motto is 'Kick Ass, Save the Planet' and as a club we believe in sharing our passion for dragon boating with everyone, especially the Special Olympic Oregon athletes for whom we support and plunge for each year!"

Joining the athletes and paddlers will be Portland Police Officer Lt. Andy Shearer. A "Super Plunger" this year, Shearer alongside his SOOR athlete teammate, will be plunging into the Columbia River 24 times in 24 hours. Together they will be raising $5,000 in support of Special Olympics Oregon.

Media:
What: Special Olympics Oregon athletes join Bridge City Paddling Club
When: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Saturday January 28, 2017
Where: River Place Hotel -- 1510 SW Harbor Way Portland
Media availability: Interested media should meet at the boat ramp near the River Place Hotel for interview and b-roll opportunities.

About the Polar Plunge
Donning their wildest costumes and swimming attire, thousands of brave supporters will take the plunge into the frigid Willamette River, Saturday Feb. 25 at Broughton Beach for the 2017 Oregon Law Enforcement Polar Plunge presented by Fred Meyer. Benefiting Special Olympics Oregon, participants will raise more than a half million dollars statewide in support of those with intellectual disabilities -- the largest disability population in the state. Registration is open at http://www.plungeoregon.com

About Special Olympics Oregon
Special Olympics Oregon serves more than 13,000 participants with intellectual disabilities year-round and statewide through the organization's life changing sports programs. Athletes gain self-confidence, social competency, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. Learn more at www.soor.org.

Media Contact
Chad Carter -- Sr. Director of Marketing & Communications
C: 503.550.5852 (Media Only) | ccarter@soor.org

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One Person Injured in Suspected Gang Shooting in Lower Southeast Portland (Photo) - 01/28/17

On Saturday January 28, 2017, at 1:14 a.m., Central Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the report of a shooting at Southeast 9th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard.

Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and located a male adult suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

Officers located evidence of gunfire at the scene and have detained several people suspected of involvement in the shooting.

Based on information learned at the scene, the shooting is believed to be gang-related so the Gang Enforcement Team will be investigating.

Anyone with information about the shooting that has not spoken to police is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Seven Men Arrested in Undercover Sex Trafficking Mission in Early January - 01/27/17

During the week of January 9 - 13, 2017, the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit conducted an undercover mission to address online sex trafficking.

Investigators posted online ads on known sex trafficking websites. Seven men contacted undercover police officers to arrange payment for sexual acts. Investigators were assisted by a Portland hotel as part of this effort.

For investigative reasons, the Sex Trafficking Unit is not sharing the specific website, application, or ad text publicly.

The seven men who responded to the ad and came to the hotel were arrested with the misdemeanor crime of Commercial Sexual Solicitation (Oregon Revised Statute 167.008).

The following is a list of the men arrested for Commercial Sexual Solicitation:

36-year-old Robert Jon Haydon of Portland, Oregon
34-year-old Husam M. Mohammed of Portland, Oregon
51-year-old Joel Reuben Spielman of Portland, Oregon
31-year-old Brian Christopher O'Donnell of Seattle, Washington
48-year-old Samuel Beno Parkman of Portland, Oregon
38-year-old Danya Peter Feltzin of Portland, Oregon
50-year-old Christian J. Larson of Salem, Oregon

Sex trafficking and prostitution are not victimless crimes. Victims of sex trafficking and prostitution are forced, coerced, and manipulated into this lifestyle against their will. They are forced to suffer through physical, sexual, and mental abuse. The Portland Police Bureau, in conjunction with other Federal and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to deterring prostitution and sex trafficking activities.

If you know or think that someone may be involved in trafficking or is being exploited, please contact the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit at 503-255-0118, 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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Unknown Suspects Burglarize Businesses on Lower Division Street in Southeast Portland (Photo) - 01/27/17

On Friday January 27, 2017, at 4:37 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a burglary alarm at Bar Avignon, located at 2138 Southeast Division Street.

Officers arrived in the area and found evidence of forced entry into the building. Officers searched the building but did not locate any suspects. Officers checking the neighborhood located and responded to several alarms and broken windows at several businesses along Division Street, between 21st and 32nd Avenues.

No suspects were located and there is no description at this time.

Anyone needing to report a burglary should call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333. Anyone with information about these incidents should send it to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov.

Business owners are encouraged to review crime prevention information shared by the City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement by visiting http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/53528

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43 Citations, 23 Warnings in Thursday Night #VisionZero Traffic Safety Mission (Photo) - 01/27/17

On Thursday January 26, 2017, from approximately 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division, assisted by North, Central and East Precinct, conducted a Vision Zero traffic safety mission on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, from 12th Avenue to Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard. This area was selected due to numerous community complaints and it is a high traffic area for all road users.

In total, 43 citations for 61 separate violations were issued as well as 23 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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Portland Police Bureau Swearing In 14 New Police Officers (Photo) - 01/26/17

Today, Thursday January 26, 2017, at 9:00 a.m., the Portland Police Bureau will be swearing in 14 new police officers and two professional staff members.

The swearing in ceremony will be held on the 14th floor of the Justice Center in the Wayne Sullivan Room. Media is invited to attend but must check in at Central Precinct and should arrive early.

The Portland Police Bureau is actively recruiting for new officers. To learn more about how to apply, please visit http://www.joinportlandpolice.com/

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Gang Enforcement Team Investigating Early Morning Shooting in Northeast Portland (Photo) - 01/26/17

On Thursday January 26, 2017, at 2:44 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a fight and shooting at Club Sin Rock, located at 12035 Northeast Glisan Street.

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

At 3:09 a.m., a second gunshot victim arrived by private car at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. The 33-year-old male was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds that did not appear to be life-threatening.

Witnesses told police that there was an altercation in the parking lot of Club Sin Rock that led to the shooting. The shooter was described to police as a black male that left in a white SUV.

Based on information learned at the scene and the hospital, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to conduct the investigation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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14 People Taken Into Custody on Wednesday Afternoon in Various Protests - 01/25/17

On Wednesday January 25, 2017, Portland Police Bureau officers responded to reports that several people were blocking road traffic and transit lines in Downtown Portland, along the Steel Bridge, in the Rose Quarter, and on the Lower East Side. The Bureau was aware of numerous threats issued publicly in the previous 24 hours to block traffic and interrupt transit.

In total, 14 people were taken into custody as a result of their behavior throughout the afternoon and evening -- 12 adults and two juveniles. All those taken into custody were issued a traffic citation for Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 814.070 -- Improper Position on a Highway in addition to any criminal charges.

Arrested at Southwest 6th Avenue and Yamhill Street (or surrounding area):

22-year-old Shayne Reanne Sellers
Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

34-year-old Lucy Elizabeth Smith
Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
Interfering with Public Transportation

23-year-old Micah Isaiah Rhodes
Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
Parole Violation (Oregon Youth Authority)

51-year-old Robert Lee West
Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

18-year-old Elijah Jorgensen
Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
Interfering with Public Transportation

30-year-old Anya Danielle Noftsier
Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
Interfering with Public Transportation

Arrested in the area of Northeast 2nd Avenue and Davis Street (or surrounding area):

A 17-year-old was taken into custody and later released with a traffic citation for violation of ORS 814.070 -- Improper Position on a Highway.

18-year-old Rachael Balnius
Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

20-year-old James Christopher Linn
Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

18-year-old Billy Marvin Ellison
Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

19-year-old Christopher Klehr Brooks
Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Arrested in the area of Southwest 2nd Avenue and Madison Street:

25-year-old Samuel Jerome Resnick
Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

30-year-old Evan Timothy Burchfield
Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

A 17-year-old was taken into custody and later released with a traffic citation for violation of ORS 814.070 -- Improper Position on a Highway.

All of the adults were lodged at the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned at a later time, except Rhodes who may be arraigned on his parole violation on Thursday January 26, 2017.

Booking photos for all adults are available (or will be) by visiting http://www.mcso.us

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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 37-Year-Old Woman (Photo) - 01/25/17

Early Wednesday morning, Taylor was found safe in Downtown Portland.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate 37-year-old Rebecca "Becca" Taylor, reported missing late-Tuesday evening.

Taylor is described as a white female, 5'10" tall, 190 pounds, wears glasses, wearing an orange jacket and blue jeans.

Taylor was with her parents at the Portland Winterhawks game on Tuesday evening at the Moda Center and got separated from her family.Taylor has money and is familiar with TriMet but may not know her way back home to Newberg, Oregon.

There is no indication of any foul play and her family and police are asking for the public's help to locate her to check her welfare.

Anyone seeing Taylor is asked to call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact Detective Lori Fonken at 503-823-1081, lori.fonken@portlandoregon.gov.

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Detectives Arrest Suspect in November Riots - Multiple Felony Charges (Photo) - 01/23/17

On Monday January 23, 2017, Portland Police Bureau detectives arrested a suspect involved in the November 2016 protest and riot in Downtown Portland. 20-year-old Samuel Kusaj was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Third Degree, Riot and Criminal Mischief in the First Degree (three counts). Kusaj will be arraigned on Tuesday in Multnomah County Court.

Kusaj' charges are the result of vandalisms at Broadway Toyota in Northeast Portland, Bank of America in the Pearl District, Chase Bank in the Pearl District; and, an assault in Downtown Portland.

Kusaj was identified after extensive investigation and tips from the community, including photographs shared anonymously (including attached photo).

Detectives served a search warrant on Monday evening at Kusaj' residence in Southeast Portland in connection with this investigation.

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Major Crash Team Investigating a Fatal Crash in Southwest Portland - 01/23/17

On Monday January 23, 2017, at 3:56 p.m., Central Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a single vehicle crash at Southwest Barbur Boulevard and Parkhill Drive.

Officers, firefighters and medical personnel arrived and located the vehicle off the roadway with the driver inside. Medical personnel determined that the driver, a male in his 30s, was deceased.

Preliminary investigation indicates a that the driver may have suffered a medical event prior to the crash.

Traffic in the area will be affected a short time longer as efforts are underway to remove the vehicle from the hillside.

No additional updates are expected this evening.

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Northeast Portland Liquor Store Robbed on Saturday Night - No Injuries - 01/22/17

On Saturday January 21, 2017, at 9:01 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the MLK Liquor Store, located at 3532 Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

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

Officers, including a Canine Unit, searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect was described as a black male, 5'9" to 6'00" tall, medium build to heavy build, wearing all black clothing, and a mask.

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

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No Reported Injuries After Early Morning Shooting on Southeast Stark Street - Gang Enforcement Team Investigating - 01/22/17

On Sunday January 22, 2017, at 3:44 a.m., police officers inside the East Precinct police facility heard multiple gunshots outside the building. Officers developed a plan to quickly get to the parking structure top floor to safely get a view of the front of the precinct and the surrounding neighborhood.

A 9-1-1 caller reported that there was a shooting outside a residence in the 10800 block of Southeast Stark Street (around the corner from East Precinct) and that an apartment was struck by gunfire.

Officers responded to that location and found evidence of gunfire in the gunfire in the apartment complex parking lot and damage to an apartment. The victim's apartment was struck multiple times with some bullets traveling through walls into neighboring apartments. Nobody was injured in the shooting.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to conduct an investigation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Gang Enforcement Team Investigating Saturday Night Shooting Near Convention Center - 01/22/17

On Saturday January 21, 2017, at 11:25 p.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to a report of gunfire in the 600 block of Northeast Grand Avenue. As police were responding to the area, additional callers reported gunfire and that several ran to vehicles and sped out of the area.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire in the street on Northeast Irving Street, between Grand Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. No gunshot victims were located at the scene or arrived at any area hospitals.

Officers learned that there was a hip hop music concert at the TAO Event Center, located at 631 Northeast Grand Avenue, and that a shooter or shooters may have fired at a group of people standing outside the building. Officers located bullet damage to a Convention Center window.

Anyone with information about the shooting, including who the intended victim(s) may have been, please contact Detective Jeff Pontius at 503-823-2081, jeffery.pontius@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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19-Year-Old Man Arrested for Firing Gun into his Yard in Southeast Portland (Photo) - 01/22/17

On Sunday January 22, 2017, at 12:10 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire at a residence in the 15700 block of Northeast Glisan Street after a Gresham Police Department officer in the area heard the gunshots. Neighbors called 9-1-1 to report the gunfire also and provide a more exact address of the incident.

Officers arrived in the area and worked to contain the neighborhood and insure neighbors' safety. Gresham officers assisted with this effort.

Officers spoke with witnesses who told police the suspect fired a handgun numerous times, pointing it into the ground.

Officers obtained a phone number for the residence and contacted the occupants. The suspect came outside, was compliant with officers' commands and was taken into custody. A handgun was seized as evidence from the residence.

The suspect, 19-year-old David Julian Sanchez, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Discharge of a Firearm, a misdemeanor under Portland City Code (https://www.portlandoregon.gov/citycode/article/15438).

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