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G.R.E.A.T. Graduation Today at Floyd Light Middle School (Photo) - 12/18/14
On Thursday December 18, 2014, at 11:44 a.m., the Portland Police Bureau G.R.E.A.T. Program will be honoring students at Floyd Light Middle School, located at 10800 Southeast Washington Street.

Officers Walker Berg, Chris Kulp, Steve Morinville, Angel Ocasio, Mike Paresa, and Onest Robert will be celebrating the graduation and honoring the students hard work and achievement in the G.R.E.A.T. Program.

G.R.E.A.T. stands for Gang Resistance Education And Training. The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. With prevention as its primary objective, the program is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership.

Media is invited to attend this special event and is asked to check in with the office before attending the graduation.

To learn more about the G.R.E.A.T. Program, visit http://www.greatpdx.org or contact Officer Mike Paresa at (503) 823-2186; Mike.Paresa@PortlandOregon.gov.

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Central Precinct Holiday Patrols to Prevent Car Prowls and Bike Theft (Photo) - 12/18/14
The Portland Police Bureau's Central Precinct has added holiday patrols that will run through the end of the year to help reduce car prowl and bicycle theft activity.

The holiday patrols are concentrated in high volume retail areas of Central Precinct. Officers hope to provide a visible police presence and reduce the likelihood of opportunistic thieves breaking into cars, stealing bicycles or committing other acts of theft.

Today, there are two opportunities for media to walk along with the holiday patrols.

10:00 a.m. at Southwest 4th Avenue and Yamhill Street.

11:00 a.m. at Southeast 34th Avenue and Hawthorne Boulevard.

For planning purposes, media is asked to notify the Public Information Officer (PIO) by email if crews will be meeting police.

Car prowls are up approximately 20% in 2014 over last year and many of these thefts are preventable by taking a few small steps. Community members are reminded to never leave valuables in their car to attract thieves. This includes bags, purses, wallets, briefcases, laptops, tablets, cell phones, loose change or anything that may appear valuable to a thief in plain view.

If you must store anything in your vehicle, keep it out of sight and secure. When possible, park in busy, well-lit areas and keep the interior of the vehicle "showroom" clean.

Also, if you are the victim of a car prowl, the Police Bureau encourages victims to file a police report online by visiting http://www.PortlandPolice.com

Additional crime prevention tips can be found by visiting the City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention page regarding car prowls, http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/320547

Additionally, the Portland Police Bureau released a video in 2009 titled "Confessions of a Car Prowler," which can be viewed at http://youtu.be/De5IHBoGz6A

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CORRECTION: Third Suspect Arrested in Rosemary Anderson High School Shooting Investigation (Photo) - 12/17/14
Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team detectives have arrested all three suspects in the December 12, 2014 shooting that occurred outside Rosemary Anderson High School in North Portland's Humboldt Neighborhood.

Marquise Murphy is Lonzo Murphy's brother, not Marquel as originally released.

The Bureau regrets the error.

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16-year-old Marquise D'Angelo Murphy was arrested in Keizer, Oregon late Tuesday night after the car he was riding in led police on a chase in Marion County. Portland Police officers responded to Keizer to take custody of Murphy and transport him back to Portland. Murphy was eventually lodged at the Multnomah County Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home.

The other two suspects, 18-year-old Marquel Diamond Dugas and 22-year-old Lonzo Murphy (Marquise's brother), were previously arrested on Saturday December 13 as part of this investigation and booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

All three suspects have been lodged on probation violation warrants as detectives continue to investigate the shooting. Formal charges related to the shooting are expected within the next few days.

As part of this investigation, investigators have served search warrants at the Murphy residence, located in the 200 block of North Killingsworth Street, and the Dugas residence, located in the 1600 block of Southeast Night Heron Way in Gresham. During Lonzo Murphy's arrest, a handgun was located and seized by police.

Detectives do not believe there are any additional suspects in this investigation.

Friday's shooting victim, 16-year-old Taylor Michelle Zimmers, remains in fair condition at a Portland hospital.

20-year-old David Jackson-Liday and 17-year-old Labraye Franklin have been discharged from the hospital.

This investigation started on Friday December 12, 2014, at 12:13 p.m., when Portland Police Bureau North Precinct officers responded to Rosemary Anderson High School, located at 717 North Killingsworth Court, on the report of a shooting.

As multiple officers were responding to the scene, additional information was broadcast that the suspect was running eastbound on Killingsworth Street, accompanied by two other people.

The caller from the school reported that there were three students shot outside the school that ran into the school for help.

Several officers, firefighters and medical personnel arrived at the scene and officers immediately entered the school to protect the students and make the area safe for medical personnel to access the victims. Three victims were located inside and officers confirmed that no suspects were inside the school.

All three victims were conscious and talking at the scene, then transported by ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center for treatment to traumatic gunshot injuries.

These victims were identified as:

20-year-old David Joshua Jackson-Liday

17-year-old Labraye Quavon Franklin

16-year-old Taylor Michelle Zimmers

Officers assigned to the Gang Enforcement Team (GET) and the Gun Task Force (GTF) arrived and began assisting North Precinct officers with securing the area and interviewing witnesses.

Witnesses described the shooting suspect to police as an African American male in his late teens or early 20s, accompanied by two other African American males in their late teens or early 20s. Witnesses told police that the suspect and associates ran northbound on Borthwick Avenue, and then turned eastbound on Killingsworth Street.

Investigators learned that there may have been a dispute outside the school, just prior to the shooting.

Evidence located at the crime scene indicated that the shooting occurred outside the school.

Area schools, including Jefferson High School and Portland Community College, were placed into precautionary lock down as the call developed. Once the scene was secure, schools resumed regular activities.

Parents of Rosemary Anderson High School students were reunited with their kids on North Kerby Avenue, just East of the high school.

After the initial three victims were transported to the hospital, officers learned that there was a fourth victim who remained at the scene.

17-year-old Olyvia Lynn Batson suffered a bullet graze to one of her feet and was treated at the scene by medical personnel.

Rosemary Anderson High School is a community-based alternative high school, affiliated with Portland Public Schools. To learn more about RAHS, visit http://www.portlandoic.org/rahs/ or http://www.pps.k12.or.us/departments/education-options/697.htm

All four gunshot victims are affiliated with the school.

Based on the investigation thus far, the shooting appears to be gang-related and it has been assigned to Gang Enforcement Team detectives.

Police officers from a variety of assignments responded to assist in the investigation, including:

North Precinct
Central Precinct
East Precinct
Gang Enforcement Team
Gun Task Force
Youth Services Division
Transit Police Division
Traffic Division
Homicide Detail
Forensic Evidence Division
Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT)
Multnomah County Department of Community Justice

Additionally, Mayor Charlie Hales and staff, and Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill and additional attorneys responded to the scene to meet with police officials.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact Detective Brad Clifton at (503) 823-2087, brad.clifton@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Todd Gradwahl at (503) 823-2056, todd.gradwahl@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.

Community members seeking information on how to communicate with friends and children about this tragedy are encouraged to visit the Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) at http://www.tipnational.org/

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gang and/or 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.

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

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

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UPDATE - SUSPECT INFO: Bomb Squad Responding to Report of Explosive Device in Roadway in Southeast Portland (Photo) - 12/16/14
Bomb Techs searched the street and surrounding yards and located a total of four (4) pipe bombs that were tossed from the vehicle. None of the devices detonated. All four have been recovered by police.

Although police searched the area, residents are asked to be vigilant and if any suspicious items are found to call 9-1-1.

The suspect vehicle is described as a silver 2002 Honda Civic 2-door, Oregon license plate 064CPJ.

The suspected driver of the vehicle is 43-year-old Neal Allen Panschow, a white male, 5'10" tall, 170 pounds. Panschow has an active warrant from Tillamook County and investigators believe he has been driving the vehicle for the past few days and has led police on three pursuits in Clackamas and Multnomah Counties.

Based on today's pursuit, Panschow should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone seeing Panschow or the vehicle should immediately call 9-1-1.

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On Tuesday December 16, 2014, at 4:41 p.m., East Precinct officers attempted to stop a silver Honda Civic 2-door on Southeast Flavel Drive but the driver sped away from police.

As the driver began to elude officers, an item that appears to be an explosive device was tossed from the vehicle and was left in the roadway, on Flavel Drive at 45th Avenue.

The eluding vehicle was last seen southbound on 45th Avenue from Flavel Drive.

Officers discontinued their pursuit and have blocked all traffic in the area as they await the arrival of the Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit to safely examine the device, which did not detonate.

Some neighborhood evacuations are being conducted by officers at the scene.

Southeast Flavel Drive is blocked to all traffic, from 45th to 52nd Avenue.

Interested media should stage at Southeast 52nd Avenue and Flavel Street.

PIO is enroute, ETA 30 minutes.

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-49 Federal Property Stolen in Car Prowl (Photo) - 12/16/14
The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect or suspects involved in the theft of Federal property from the vehicle of a United States Marshal in Northeast Portland.

On Tuesday December 16, 2014, at 3:15 a.m., a US Marshals Service unmarked government vehicle was parked in the area of Northeast 31st Avenue and Brazee Street, where it was broken into by an unknown subject or subjects.

Items stolen from the vehicle include a tactical vest, radio, ammunition, Taser, and a knife. No firearms were stolen from the vehicle.

Marshals were working an investigation in the neighborhood at the time of the car prowl and observed the suspect vehicle as it sped away.

Video surveillance from a neighborhood residence caught the vehicle on camera driving through the area.

The suspect vehicle is described as an early 1990s Toyota 4Runner 4-door, gray in color with heavily faded paint around the doors and windows and a loud muffler. The vehicle appears to have slightly lifted suspension with aftermarket wheels and tires. Additionally, the vehicle may have chrome striping around the bottom and appears to have a drop-down trailer hitch on the rear.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information. Tips can be left in English or Spanish.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

Crime Stoppers Coordinator:
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-0830
peter.simpson@portlandoregon.gov

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Three Men Indicted for 1995 Cold Case Homicide in Southeast Portland (Photo) - 12/16/14
On Friday December 12, 2014, a Multnomah County Grand Jury indicted three men for their role in the 1995 homicide of 24-year-old Darrin Ezell.

45-year-old Adrian Cavett Stafford, 43-year-old Selwyn Terris Stafford and 51-year-old Vinson Louis White were indicted for Aggravated Murder and Murder. All three suspects are in custody on various unrelated charges.

Adrian Stafford is currently in Federal custody at Sheridan Federal Correctional Institute in Sheridan, Oregon. Adrian Stafford was indicted on 12 counts of Aggravated Murder and four counts of Murder.

Selwyn Stafford is currently in Federal custody at Terminal Island Federal Correctional Institute in Long Beach, California. Selwyn Stafford was indicted on eight counts Aggravated Murder and four counts of Murder.

Vinson White is currently in State of Washington custody at Stafford Creek Correctional Facility in Aberdeen, Washington. Vinson White was indicted on eight counts of counts of Aggravated Murder and four counts of Murder.

All three will eventually be extradited to Oregon to be arraigned on these new charges.

Danny Conner was previously indicted on two counts of Murder and was arraigned on those charges on April 23, 2014.

This investigation started on December 20, 1995, at approximately 7:20 a.m., when 24-year-old Darrin Ezell was killed while sleeping inside his home, located in the 9300 block of Southeast Ramona Street. Two children were in the home at the time of the homicide but were not harmed.

Very few details about the homicide investigation can be released at this time as the case is still an active investigation.

The Cold Case Homicide Unit reviews unsolved murders in the Portland area and, since its inception in 2004, has reviewed approximately 250 homicide cases and solved more than 40.

The Portland Police Bureau Cold Case Homicide Unit is comprised of a Sergeant and three Detectives who are assisted by several retired investigators who volunteer their time to assist in solving cases.

The Portland Police Bureau Cold Case Homicide Unit has a close partnership with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office and the Oregon State Police Crime Lab.

The Portland Police Bureau Cold Case Homicide Unit's slogan is: "We don't give up. We never give up."

Information about many of these unsolved homicides can be viewed by visiting http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/35696

Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to contact Detective Meredith Hopper at (503) 823-0266; meredith.hopper@portlandoregon.gov; or Detective Jim Lawrence at (503) 823-0867, james.lawrence@portlandoregon.gov.

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Crime Alert: Several Residences Burglarized in South Portland Neighborhood (Photo) - 12/16/14
During the weekend of December 13 and 14, 2014, Central Precinct officers responded to several reports of residential burglaries in the 7400 block of Southwest Virginia Avenue.

Six separate residences reported burglaries where entry was forced and personal items of value were taken from the homes.

A witness saw a person in the area knocking on doors that may or may not be a suspect. The person was described as a white male in his 30s or 40s, 6' tall, 220 pounds, brown hair, wearing dark-colored clothing.

Anyone with information about these burglaries should contact Burglary detectives by email, burglary@portlandoregon.gov.

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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UPDATE: Suspicious Death Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood - 12/16/14
In the afternoon of Monday December 15, 2014, East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 900 block of Northeast 122nd Avenue on the report of a disturbance involving a man acting erratically inside his apartment.

Officers arrived and spoke with the man's wife and learned that her husband, 41-year-old Korielle Romone Hampton, was inside the apartment alone and was acting strangely and damaging their property. Officers were not made aware of any threats by Hampton to harm himself or anyone and no information about any crime was relayed to police.

Based on a low governmental interest in entering the apartment, officers suggested that Hampton's wife wait at a neighboring apartment until he calmed down. Officers left the scene and within minutes were called back after Hampton's wife entered the apartment and found him deceased on the floor.

Officers and medical personnel responded and confirmed that Hampton was deceased and that it appeared he's suffered a fatal knife wound.

Homicide detectives and the Medical Examiner responded and preliminary determined that Hampton committed suicide.

Detectives learned that Hampton may have been under the influence of narcotics at the time of this incident.

An autopsy will be conducted today to determine the exact cause of death and blood will be sent for toxicology testing.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Chris Traynor at (503) 823-0449, christopher.traynor@portlandoregon.gov.

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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Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives are responding to the 900 block of Northeast 122nd Avenue to assist East Precinct officers with a suspicious death investigation after a 41-year-old male was found deceased inside a residence.

No additional information is available at this time.

PIO will head to the scene, ETA 4:30 p.m.

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Bronze Plaques Stolen from The Grotto in Northeast Portland (Photo) - 12/15/14
On Monday December 15, 2014, at 8:19 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to The Grotto on the report that three bronze plaques were stolen from the property. The Grotto is located at 8840 Northeast Skidmore Street.

Officers arrived contacted employees and learned that they plaques were stolen overnight. The plaques are located near the monastery on the upper part of the property. The three plaques are 18" x 18" and are similar in design to others on the property. The photo attached is of plaques similar in size and style.

Each of the plaques is valued at $15,000 and holds significant sentimental value to Grotto employees and visitors.

Anyone with information about the theft and/or the location of these plaques should call the Police Non-Emergency line at (503) 823-3333.

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Condition Update: 2nd Arrest in Shooting Investigation at Rosemary Anderson HS #RosemaryAHS (Photo) - 12/15/14
Friday's shooting victim, 16-year-old Taylor Michelle Zimmers, has been upgraded to fair condition from serious. 20-year-old David Jackson-Liday has been upgraded to good condition from fair condition and 17-year-old Labraye Franklin was released from the hospital on Saturday.

No further updates on the investigation are available.

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On Saturday December 13, 2014, Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team detectives lodged 18-year-old Marquel Dugas into the Multnomah County Jail on a probation violation. Dugas is believed to be the second of three young men involved in the shooting Friday outside Rosemary Anderson High School.

Multnomah County Community Corrections assisted detectives in locating Dugas.

Detectives are continuing the investigation into the shooting and working to identify the third suspect.

Friday's shooting victim, 16-year-old Taylor Michelle Zimmers, has been upgraded to serious condition from critical. 20-year-old David Jackson-Liday remains in fair condition and 17-year-old Labraye Franklin was released from the hospital on Saturday.

On Monday, officers from North Precinct, the Gang Enforcement Team and the Youth Services Division will be providing extra patrols in the area of Rosemary Anderson High School, Jefferson High School and Portland Community College to provide a safe environment for students returning to school.

Media interested in a brief interview with the Public Information Officer should meet outside Central Precinct at 3:30 p.m. today.

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Friday's shooting victim, 16-year-old Taylor Michelle Zimmers, has been upgraded to serious condition from critical. 20-year-old David Jackson-Liday and 17-year-old Labraye Franklin remain in fair condition.

All three remain in the hospital recovering from their injuries.

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Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team detectives booked 22-year-old Lonzo Murphy into the Multnomah County Jail early this morning on a Parole Violation. Additional charges are pending.

This is an ongoing and active investigation and detectives still need help from the public.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact Detective Brad Clifton at (503) 823-2087, brad.clifton@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Todd Gradwahl at (503) 823-2056, todd.gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov.

For interested media, the Public Information Officer will make a brief statement and be available for questions at 12:00 p.m. on the 2nd Avenue side of Central Precinct, 1111 Southwest 2nd Avenue.

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On Saturday December 13, 2014, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Portland Police Gang Enforcement Team officers stopped a vehicle at North Interstate Avenue and Going Street and arrested a 22-year-old male occupant in connection with Friday afternoon's shooting outside Rosemary Anderson High School. A handgun was located and seized in the vehicle.

At approximately 2:00 a.m., the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) served a search warrant at an apartment located in the 200 block of North Killingsworth Street as part of this investigation and arrest. This apartment is approximately 5 blocks to the East of the shooting scene.

Gang Enforcement Team detective are continuing their investigation and the arrested person's name and charges will be released after he is booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

No additional updates are available at this time.

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On Friday December 12, 2014, at 12:13 p.m., Portland Police Bureau North Precinct officers responded to Rosemary Anderson High School, located at 717 North Killingsworth Court, on the report of a shooting.

As multiple officers were responding to the scene, additional information was broadcast that the suspect was running eastbound on Killingsworth Street, accompanied by two other people.

The caller from the school reported that there were three students shot outside the school that ran into the school for help.

Several officers, firefighters and medical personnel arrived at the scene and officers immediately entered the school to protect the students and make the area safe for medical personnel to access the victims. Three victims were located inside and officers confirmed that no suspects were inside the school.

All three victims were conscious and talking at the scene, then transported by ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center for treatment to traumatic gunshot injuries.

These victims have been identified as:

20-year-old David Joshua Jackson-Liday

17-year-old Labraye Quavon Franklin

16-year-old Taylor Michelle Zimmers

David Jackson-Liday and Labraye Franklin are both in fair condition after receiving medical treatment.

Taylor Zimmers remains in critical condition.

Officers assigned to the Gang Enforcement Team (GET) and the Gun Task Force (GTF) arrived and began assisting North Precinct officers with securing the area and interviewing witnesses.

Witnesses described the shooting suspect to police as an African American male in his late teens or early 20s, accompanied by two other African American males in their late teens or early 20s. Witnesses told police that the suspect and associates ran northbound on Borthwick Avenue, then turned eastbound on Killingsworth Street.

Investigators learned that there may have been a dispute outside the school, just prior to the shooting.

Evidence located at the crime scene indicated that the shooting occurred outside the school.

Area schools, including Jefferson High School and Portland Community College, were placed into precautionary lock down as the call developed. Once the scene was secure, schools resumed regular activities.

Parents of Rosemary Anderson High School students were reunited with their kids on North Kerby Avenue, just East of the high school.

After the initial three victims were transported to the hospital, officers learned that there was a fourth victim who remained at the scene.

17-year-old Olyvia Lynn Batson suffered a bullet graze to one of her feet and was treated at the scene by medical personnel.

Rosemary Anderson High School is a community-based alternative high school, affiliated with Portland Public Schools. To learn more about RAHS, visit http://www.portlandoic.org/rahs/ or http://www.pps.k12.or.us/departments/education-options/697.htm

All four gunshot victims are affiliated with the school.

Based on the investigation thus far, the shooting appears to be gang-related and it has been assigned to Gang Enforcement Team detectives.

No arrests have been made thus far in this investigation.

Police officers from a variety of assignments responded to assist in today's investigation, including:

North Precinct
Central Precinct
East Precinct
Gang Enforcement Team
Gun Task Force
Youth Services Division
Transit Police Division
Traffic Division
Homicide Detail
Forensic Evidence Division
Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Additionally, Mayor Charlie Hales and staff, and Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill and additional attorneys responded to the scene to meet with police officials.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact Detective Brad Clifton at (503) 823-2087, brad.clifton@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Todd Gradwahl at (503) 823-2056, todd.gradwahl@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.

Community members seeking information on how to communicate with friends and children about this tragedy are encouraged to visit the Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) at http://www.tipnational.org/

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gang and/or 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.

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

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

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PPB Sunshine Diviison to Pack Holiday Food Boxes Tonight (Photo) - 12/15/14
***This message is being sent on behalf of the Portland Police Sunshine Division***

91st Anniversary of Portland Police Sunshine Division
Building Holiday Food Boxes

What: The Sunshine Division is building 3,500 holiday food boxes (more than 175,000lbs of food)
When: Monday December 15, 2014 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: The Sunshine Division Warehouse at 687 N. Thompson St. Portland, OR 97227 (near N. Interstate and Thompson 7 blocks north of the Rose Quarter)

Monday night, over a hundred volunteers, staff, and Portland Police Officer will gather at the Sunshine Division Warehouse (687 N. Thompson, Portland, OR 97227-1820) to build and package 3,500 holiday food boxes for local area families. Packing will begin at 6 p.m. and finish around 8:30 p.m. Pack night is an annual tradition for many local families, church groups, police officers and other volunteers.

On Saturday, December 20th, police officers and nearly 500 volunteers will home-deliver the boxes to community members in need throughout the city. The boxes are delivered from North Precinct, East Precinct, Southeast Sub-precinct and the Sunshine Warehouse, beginning at 9 a.m. to homes of 3,500 families.

This is the Sunshine Division's 91st anniversary of gathering and delivering holiday meals to those in need; the tradition began in 1923 by Portland's first Police Reserves and Portland Police Officers. "This year, demand is up once again as we've seen a 60% increase in the number families accessing our emergency food and clothing services over the past two years alone," says Officer Phil Kent. "These boxes are already spoken for, but we continue to provide emergency food to those in need six days a week year round at the warehouse and any Portland Police Officer can take food to a person in crisis 24 hours a day."


About Portland Police Bureau 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 91-year legacy of mobilizing quickly and efficiently to assist distressed Portlanders. 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.
To donate or volunteer with the Sunshine Division visit: http://www.sunshinedivision.org/

For more information, contact Executive Director, Kyle Camberg, at 503-577-6852 kyle@sunshinedivsion.org

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Protester Ticketed After Being Injured by a Passing Car in Downtown Portland - 12/14/14
On Saturday December 13, 2014, at approximately 3:12 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report that a protester standing in the street was injured by a passing motorist on West Burnside Street at 10th Avenue.

Officers contacted the injured man, 19-year-old Julian Rist, who was suffering from a foot and ankle injury. Officers called for medical personnel to respond to the scene but medical personnel were delayed due to all traffic in the area being blocked by the protest march.

Medical personnel finally arrived and transported Rist to a Portland hospital for treatment to the non-life-threatening injury.

Witnesses told police that the involved vehicle was driving eastbound on Burnside at the time of the crash and continued driving out of the area.

At approximately 3:30 p.m., the Milwaukie Police Department received a call from 37-year-old Thomas Munsey, who told police that he was involved in the crash but was too afraid to stop as the protesters surrounded his car and he was concerned for his safety and the safety of his family.

Traffic Division officers conducted the investigation and learned that Munsey was driving his 2015 Audi SUV eastbound on Burnside Street. The protest crowd of 30 or more people was in the street blocking traffic.

Rist was part of the group and was not in a crosswalk, standing in the eastbound lanes of Burnside Street when one of Munsey's tires came into contact with one of Rist's feet. Munsey drove slowly through the crowd and out of the area before calling 9-1-1.

After the completion of the investigation, officers issued the pedestrian, Rist, was given a citation for Improper Position on a Highway (ORS 814.070).

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UPDATE: Man Injured at Parkrose Transit Station - Struck by MAX Train - 12/12/14
Transit Police Division officers learned that the young man struck by the MAX train is actually 14-years-old, not 18 as initially thought. His injuries are not life-threatening and MAX lines should be moving as scheduled shortly.

Investigators learned that the young man was jumping to touch the top of a moving train car and fell in-between two cars where he was struck.

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On Friday December 12, 2014, at 6:25 p.m., North Precinct and Transit Police Division officers responded to the report of a man struck by a northbound MAX train at the Parkrose Transit Station, located at 9525 Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the 14-year-old victim, who was conscious and alert but injured. He has been transported to a Portland hospital as a trauma entry.

Transit Police Division officers are investigating and updates will be provided when they become available.

Northbound MAX service will be affected for a short time. Riders should check http://www.trimet.org/alerts for updates on service.

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Update #3: Shooting Investigation Underway at Rosemary Anderson HS #RosemaryAHS - 12/12/14
Update #3

There were three victims in today's shooting that occurred outside Rosemary Anderson High School on Killingsworth Court and Borthwick. The three teenage victims, two males and one female, ran to the high school following the shooting. The shooter ran from the scene. The high school immediately went into lockdown. Officers responded and ensured everyone was safe.

Medical transported the victims to an area hospital; they were concious and awake at that time.

This is not an active shooter situation. The area is considered secure and police are now conducting an investigation.

Parent reunifcation with students is being held at Killingsworth Court and Kerby, near the Jefferson High School football field.

Traffic is still impacted in this area.

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Update #1

Parents of Rosemary Anderson High School students should respond to Killingsworth Ct/Kerby Avenue.

Jefferson High School and Portland Community College are currently in lockdown due to this ongoing critical incident.

Traffic will remain impacted in this area.

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North Precinct officers have responded to the report of a shooting at Rosemary Anderson High School, located at 717 North Killingsworth Court.

Prelminary information indicates there are at least two victims and the suspect or suspects have left the area.

Area traffic will be affected as the investigation develops.

Initial media staging will be on North Killingsworth Street and Kerby Avenue.

PIO is enroute to the scene.

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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 86-Year-Old Woman (Photo) - 12/12/14
Maxine Hale has returned home safe after being lost in the storm last night.

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Detectives have learned that missing 86-year-old Maxine Hale was spotted last night at 60th Avenue and East Burnside at approximately 8:00 p.m., asking for directions. She was last seen driving southbound on 60th Avenue, wearing the described clothing.

Maxine was initially listed as being 87 years old, but is really 86.

Anyone seeing Maxine should immediately call 9-1-1.

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The Portland Police Bureau Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate 86-year-old Maxine Irma Hale, missing since Thursday afternoon.

Maxine was last seen at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Thursday December 11, 2014, when she left her home in the area of 136th Avenue and East Burnside Street. Maxine was driving her car and was intending to get Chinese food somewhere in the area of Southeast 162nd Avenue and Stark Street. Maxine never made it to the restaurant and has not been seen or heard from since.

Maxine is described as a white female, 5'3" tall, 110 pounds, red hair, blue eyes, wearing a blue jacket with an orange tropical fish pattern, dark-colored pants, and tan shoes.

Maxine is described as having a heart condition and short-term memory loss.

Maxine's vehicle is described as a white 2000 Toyota Camry 4-door, Oregon license plate XSD368.

Anyone seeing Maxine or the vehicle is asked to call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information about Maxine should contact Detective Heidi Helwig at (503) 823-0797, heidi.helwig@portlandoregon.gov.

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UPDATE: Major Crash Team Investigating Fatal Crash on Terwilliger Boulevard - Falling Tree Landed on Vehicle (Photo) - 12/12/14
The driver injured in last night's crash on Terwilliger Boulevard has been identified as 50-year-old Susan Graham of Southwest Portland. She remains at Oregon Health & Sciences University Hospital recovering from her injuries and is expected to survive.

Killed in the crash was her son, 11-year-old Thomas William Graham.

Investigators have not yet determined if the falling tree caused the death of Thomas or if the secondary collision caused his death.

Investigators will work with the Oregon State Medical Examiner to determine the cause of death.

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On Thursday December 11, 2014, at 5:27 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Southwest Terwilliger Boulevard near Castleridge Lane. The caller reported that two people were trapped inside the vehicle.

Officers, firefighters and medical personnel arrived and located the crashed vehicle. The female adult driver was transported to a Portland hospital with traumatic injuries. Medical personnel attended to the teen-aged male passenger but determined that he was deceased at the scene.

Preliminary information indicates that a very large tree fell onto the vehicle, causing the vehicle to swerve and hit another tree.

Southwest Terwilliger Boulevard is closed from Iron Mountain Road to Highway 43 as the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team begins a crash investigation.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

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Incoming Chief O'Dea Announces Organizational and Command Changes (Photo) - 12/11/14
Incoming Chief Larry O'Dea announced today organizational changes and personnel assignments for the Portland Police Bureau. Assistant Chief O'Dea will be appointed Chief of Police on January 2, 2015; these changes will be effective, January 8, 2015.

The Bureau currently has three branches: Operations, Investigations and Services. Under Chief O'Dea, the Bureau will add a fourth branch called Community Services. This branch will be responsible for: the Traffic Division; Transit Police Division; Youth Services Division; and Tactical Operations Division. Emergency Management will also be in this branch, under the direction of the Traffic Division. These divisions were previously part of the Operations Branch.

The Operations Branch will contain: the three precincts; Rapid Response Team; Critical Incident Command; and Crowd Control Incident Command.

"The most important reason for this change is to provide the senior leadership team the opportunity to oversee increased community engagement," said Chief O'Dea. "I discussed this priority when I was named Chief in October; it is vital that we increase our efforts in regard to community engagement. We must continue to build community relationships and trust. The value of these relationships is unmeasurable and critical as we move forward."

Adding a fourth branch will not cost any additional money and is fully supported by the staffing study that will be forthcoming in the first part of the year.

"Just as we moved ahead with Department of Justice (DOJ) recommendations prior to the settlement agreement being finalized, it's important that we adopt this reorganization that the staffing study will be recommending," said Chief O'Dea. "I can tell you from firsthand knowledge the workload in both the Operations Branch and the Services Branch is very heavy and doesn't allow for the necessary time to tackle additional initiatives such as community engagement."

Other changes include: The Department of Justice (DOJ) responsibilities and the new Equity/Diversity Manager will be direct reports to Chief O'Dea. The Information Technology Division will move from the Services Branch to the Investigations Branch.

Chief O'Dea also announced personnel assignments for the senior leadership team.

"I made these decisions after thoughtful consideration, and they were based on these individuals' ability to engage the community," Chief O'Dea said.

Commander Kevin Modica, currently assigned to the Transit Division, will be promoted to Assistant Chief, Community Services Branch.

Commander Bob Day, currently assigned to Central Precinct, will be promoted to Assistant Chief, Operations Branch.

Assistant Chief Donna Henderson will remain as Investigations Branch Assistant Chief.

Assistant Chief Mike Crebs will remain as Services Branch Assistant Chief.

Commander Mike Leloff, currently assigned to North Precinct, will move to the Transit Police Division.

Commander Sara Westbrook, currently assigned to East Precinct, will move to Central Precinct.

Captain Dave Hendrie, currently assigned to the Tactical Operations Division, will be promoted to Commander of East Precinct.

Captain Chris Uehara, currently assigned to Youth Services Division, will be promoted to Commander of North Precinct.

Lt. Tom Hunt, currently assigned to North Precinct, will be promoted to Captain and assigned to Central Precinct.

Lt. Robert King, currently assigned to East Precinct, will be promoted to Captain and remain at East Precinct.

Lt. Matt Wagenknecht, currently assigned to Central Precinct, will be promoted to Captain, and assigned to the Tactical Operations Division.

Lt. John Scruggs, currently assigned to the Chief's Office, will be promoted to Captain and assigned to the Youth Services Division.

Lt. Vince Elmore, currently assigned to the Records Division, will be promoted to Captain and remain in the Records Division.


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Armed Man in Mental Health Crisis Enters Mill Park Home in Southeast Portland - Surrenders to Police (Photo) - 12/11/14
On Wednesday December 10, 2014, at 2:26 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed man who broke into a home in the 11500 block of Southeast Morrison Street.

As officers were en route to the scene, they received additional information from the victim that she'd talked the man into putting down his gun and moving away from it in the home. The victim, a 61-year-old woman, convinced the man to surrender to police when they arrived.

Officers arrived at the home and the suspect exited the front door with his hands up and was taken into custody without incident.

The victim told police that she saw the suspect, 55-year-old Keith Paul Mitchell, come over her fence with a gun in his hand. The suspect broke into the woman's home through a window and the victim tried to leave and hide but the suspect found her so she started talking to him.

The victim told police that Mitchell was not making sense and it appeared to her that he was in a mental health crisis and may also be high on meth.

The victim was able to convince Mitchell to put down his handgun and surrender to police.

Mitchell was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the First Degree, Coercion, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Menacing, and Pointing a Firearm at Another.

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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Holiday Season DUII Enforcement #DriveSoberOrGetPulledOver (Photo) - 12/11/14
During the month of November, Portland Police officers arrested 35 impaired drivers utilizing additional funds supplied with a grant from Oregon Impact.

We hope everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving season with family and friends; however it is important to remember that we need to all be responsible during the holiday season.

Additional DUII enforcement will occurring during the month of December to ensure community safety, and to prevent holiday tragedies.

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

Please continue to find your designated drivers, call a taxi, drink responsibly, and remember buzzed driving is drunk driving.

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

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G.R.E.A.T. Graduation Today at Whitman School (Photo) - 12/11/14
On Thursday December 11, 2014, at 11:00 a.m., the Portland Police Bureau G.R.E.A.T. Program will be honoring students at Whitman School, located at 7326 Southeast Flavel Street.

Officer Dave Thoman will be celebrating the graduation and honoring the students hard work and achievement in the G.R.E.A.T. Program.

G.R.E.A.T. stands for Gang Resistance Education And Training. The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. With prevention as its primary objective, the program is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership.

Media is invited to attend this special event and is asked to check in with the office before attending the graduation.

To learn more about the G.R.E.A.T. Program, visit http://www.greatpdx.org or contact Officer Mike Paresa at (503) 823-2186; Mike.Paresa@PortlandOregon.gov.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Centennial Neighborhood - 12/11/14
On Thursday December 11, 2014, at 1:47 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a man shot at Southeast 148th Avenue and Division Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, a male in his 30s, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Medical personnel transported him to a Portland hospital for treatment to potentially life-threatening injuries. The victim was located just East of the intersection at 150th Avenue.

Officers are working to locate witnesses and additional information on what led up to the shooting. There is no suspect information at this time.

Southeast Division Street is currently closed as investigators collect evidence from the shooting.

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

This incident does not appear related to a shooting in Gresham, Oregon, not far from the crime scene.

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UPDATE- FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 9-Year-Old Boy - 12/10/14
9-hear-old Marshall Tindell has been safely located and is no longer considered missing.

The Police Bureau would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance in this case.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate 9-year-old Marshall Tindell, who ran away from his father on Tuesday afternoon outside Lynch Wood Elementary School, located at 3615 Southeast 174th Avenue.

Marshal has runaway in the past and is usually located near his residence, Marshal does not have any immediate medical or physical issues.

Marshal is described as a white male, 4'5" tall, 70 pounds, light brown hair, hazel eyes, last seen wearing a gray or black t-shirt, light-colored blue jeans, a red jacket with a skull & camouflage pattern, and black and green Converse shoes.

Anyone seeing Marshal is asked to call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information about Marshal's whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Heidi Helwig at (503) 823-0797, heidi.helwig@portlandoregon.gov.

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PPB Youth Division Hosts Target Heroes and Helpers - 12/10/14
The Portland Police Bureau Youth Services Division and Target(TM) will co-host "Heroes and Helpers" on Friday, December 12, 2014, at the Target at Jantzen Beach 1400 N Jantzen Ave, Portland, OR 97217 from 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Portland Police Officers will escort children to the store and assist the youth with selection of clothing, school supplies, or toys for Christmas. The Youth Services Division (YSD) is a group of individuals who come from various backgrounds, yet work together as a team to create an environment that serves youth and the overall community.

The School Resource Officers have chosen children they have come in contact with whose families are in need of assistance this Holiday Season. Each of the selected 25 children will receive a $50 Target Gift Card to spend on a gift that they otherwise would not have been able to give or receive.

Media are invite to attend this event to see the SRO's in action.

About the Youth Services Division:
The number one goal is to keep our children and community safe by helping to build an environment where people feel safe while also emphasizing and prioritizing the importance of education to youth.

Ensuring school safety is the Division's highest priority. Its main mission is to provide a school environment that is free of crime, the fear of crime, and intimidation and disorder, so that school staff and students can achieve their education goals without distraction. School Resource Officers work closely with school staff, students and parents and are included in every major discussion related to school safety and disorder. The primary activities of SROs are problem solving, education, mentorship and crime prevention.

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-48 Gresham Robbery and Assault (Photo) - 12/10/14
The Gresham Police Department, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in identifying two robbery suspects who left a man beaten and unconscious.

On November 1, 2014, at approximately 1:30 a.m., a 28-year-old man was assaulted and robbed after he left the Stagecoach Saloon, located at 20101 Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

The victim was approached by two men in the parking lot, both of whom assaulted him and stole his wallet. The victim was left bleeding and unconscious in the parking lot where other customers eventually located him and called 9-1-1. The victim spent four days in the hospital then was released.

Suspect #1 is described as a white male, 25 - 35 years old, medium build, dark colored full beard, wearing a dark colored sweatshirt, dark colored pants, and a dark colored baseball cap with a red or maroon colored brim.

Suspect #2 is described as a white male, 25 - 35 years old, medium build, dark colored short hair, no facial hair, and a lighter colored long sleeve shirt.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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Armed Suspect Arrested by North Precinct Officers - Multiple Guns, Pipe Bomb Seized During Investigation (Photo) - 12/10/14
On Monday December 8, 2014, at approximately 11:00 p.m., North Precinct officers stopped to contact a man and a woman in a gravel parking lot on Northeast Simpson Street and Portland Highway.

The male quickly turned away from the officers as he unzipped his jacket and reached inside as he walked around the front of a parked pick-up truck. The officers, recognizing this behavior as potentially threatening, quickly moved closer to keep the man in sight. The man turned quickly to face the officers and one of the officers heard a metallic "click" consistent with the gun being made ready to fire.

The officers took physical control of the man and pinned his arms against his body and took him into custody.

Officers located and seized a loaded handgun inside his jacket. A second firearm was located and seized from inside the man's vehicle.

The suspect was identified as 27-year-old Jorge Anastacio Tomas-Sierra of Fairview, Oregon.

Late Tuesday afternoon, Gresham Police Department SWAT served a search warrant at his residence in the 20100 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard in connection with this investigation.

Portland Police Gun Task Force and Gang Enforcement Team investigators seized three additional firearms, including a short-barreled shotgun, as well as a pipe bomb. The pipe bomb was rendered safe by Bomb Techs assigned to the Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit. Four other people were arrested at the residence on a variety of outstanding warrants.

Tomas-Sierra was booked into the Multnomah County Jail late Tuesday on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Altering a Firearm ID and Carrying a Concealed Weapon. He will be arraigned on Wednesday in Multnomah County Court.

The investigation is continuing and additional charges are possible.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gang and/or 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.

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

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

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Christmas Day 2012 Murder Suspect Pleads Guilty to Several Charges - Sentenced to Life in Prison (Photo) - 12/08/14
On Monday December 8, 2014, 39-year-old Michael James Kirkland pled guilty to several charges in connection with the December 25, 2012 murder of 33-year-old Jaime Lyn Larson.

Kirkland pled guilty to charges of Aggravated Murder, Strangulation (Felony), Abuse of a Corpse, Burglary in the First Degree, and Theft in the Third Degree, and was sentenced to life in prison.

The investigation started on December 25, 2012, at 9:56 p.m., when Central Precinct officers responded to a residence in the Park Terrace Apartments, located at 2073 Southwest Park Avenue, on the report of a deceased adult female. Homicide detectives began an investigation and the Oregon State Medical Examiner determined that the victim, Jaime Lyn Larson, died of homicidal violence.

Homicide detectives worked closely with the Forensic Evidence Division and the Oregon State Police Crime Lab to develop leads in the case which identified Kirkland as the only suspect.

Detectives learned that Larson met Kirkland only hours before her death.

On January 3, 2013, Kirkland was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force at his residence, 1212 Southwest Clay Street, and booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

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Man Injured After Hash Oil Explosion in Centennial Neighborhood Apartment - 12/08/14
On Monday December 8, 2014, at 12:55 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 17200 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard on the report of three people arguing and fighting in front of an apartment.

As officers were en route to the scene, they received additional information that one subject punched another in the face, a window was heard breaking and that someone had a knife and was threatening to stab someone.

Officers arrived but learned that everyone involved left the area. Officers located the apartment in question and found that some kind of explosion occurred inside, damaging the structure. Neighbors told police they'd heard a loud explosion approximately 30 minutes earlier but did not call 9-1-1 until they heard people fighting.

Portland Firefighters responded to the scene to make sure the building was safe and no further risk existed.

Later, officers learned that a an adult male arrived at a Portland hospital with burns and that he'd been inside the apartment in question trying to extract hash oil when something ignited the butane he was using and there was a small explosion.

No arrests have been made and the Drugs and Vice Division is continuing to investigate the incident.

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Armed Robbery Investigation Underway on Hayden Island - 12/08/14
This morning, Monday December 8, 2014, at 8:39 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Huddy's Deli, located at 12055 North Center Avenue.

Officers responded and contacted the employee who told police that the suspect entered the business, armed with a handgun, and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the business and was last walking in a southeasterly direction from the business.

Several officers checked the area but have not located anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 50s, clean-shaven, wearing dark glasses, a dark green jacket, gloves, and a stocking cap.

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

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Reward Offered for Information on Death of William "Cougar" Burleigh (Photo) - 12/08/14
Portland Police Bureau homicide detectives are continuing to ask for the public's help to provide information regarding the death of 38-year-old William "Cougar" Burleigh in Downtown Portland.

Friends of Cougar Burleigh are offering a reward of up to $1,000 cash for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved in his death.

Anyone with information on this case should contact Detective Anthony Merrill directly at (503) 823-4033; anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov.

This investigation started on Sunday October 12, 2014, at 3:27 a.m., when Central Precinct officers responded to assist medical personnel on the report of a man lying unconscious across the street from the Portland Rescue Mission, located at 111 West Burnside Street.

Officers and medical personnel located the man non-responsive and suffering from a head injury. The man had no identification and Detectives and Criminalists were later able to identify him as William "Cougar" Burleigh. Burleigh was transported to a Portland hospital where he died two days later.

No witnesses approached the officers at the scene. Further investigation by detectives revealed several subjects were in the area during this incident. Detectives later identified witnesses who told police that Burleigh was involved in a confrontation and subsequently fell to the ground.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy on October 15, 2014 and concluded that Burleigh's injuries were consistent with a fall.

Anyone with additional information about this investigation, including anyone in the neighborhood who saw or heard anything, should contact detectives.

Witnesses that need to remain anonymous may provide information through Crime Stoppers of Oregon, but will only be eligible for the Crime Stoppers reward.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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. Links can be shared directly with investigators or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call (503) 823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information. Tips can be left in English or Spanish.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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Officers Monitoring Protest Today in Downtown Portland - 12/06/14
On Saturday December 6, 2014, Portland Police officers will be monitoring a protest being held outside the Edith Green - Wendell Wyatt Federal Building on Southwest 3rd Avenue.

The hope of the Portland Police Bureau is for the event to be a peaceful expression of free speech without infringing on the rights of others.

Police officials have attempted to communicate with event organizers about any marches scheduled for after the protest but have not been given any information that will help facilitate a peaceful march through Portland.

Community members are asked to be aware of the protest and potential marches as they may interrupt traffic. Information has been received by police officials that some members of the protest may try to get onto freeways, bridges and disrupt mass transit. Officers will respond to incidents as needed to protect public safety and infrastructure from being disrupted.

As with all demonstrations and marches, the Police Bureau's goal is to ensure a safe, secure and orderly event for community members, minimize disruptions to traffic, and to protect property. If a member of the community is delayed by a protest march, we ask for your patience and understanding.

The Police Bureau will work to insure public safety throughout the protest and any potential march that may occur in the City of Portland.

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Major Crash Team Investigates Fatal Crash Involving a Motorcycle Rider on I-84 (Photo) - 12/06/14
On Saturday December 6, 2014, at 12:56 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a motorcycle crash on I-84 eastbound at the I-205 southbound exit.

Officers and medical personnel responded and began treating the rider, 37-year-old Peter Todd Davies of Gresham, and his passenger, 23-year-old Jessica Lauren Dunn. Prior to the arrival of medical personnel, Dunn and a passerby were attempting to render aid to Davies who was suffering from traumatic injuries.

Medical personnel were unable to save Davies and he died at the scene. Dunn suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded and conducted an investigation into the crash. Investigators learned that Davies and Dunn were traveling eastbound on I-84 on Davies' 2004 Harley Davidson, taking the I-205 southbound exit when he left the roadway onto the gore point and struck a sign.

Investigators believe road conditions and alcohol may have been factors in the crash.

Anyone with additional information on this crash is asked to contact Officer Erik Koppang at (503) 823-2216, erik.koppang@portlandoregon.gov.

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Suspect Attempts to Rob Two Employees of Roseway Neighborhood Restaurant - 12/05/14
On Friday December 5, 2014, at 7:58 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at The Original Taco House, located at 3255 Northeast 82nd Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that the suspect, armed with a handgun, approached two employees when they were behind the restaurant while on a break.

The suspect ran away without getting any money or property and was last seen headed westbound away from 82nd Avenue. Neither employee was injured during the incident.

Several officers, including a K-9 Unit, searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as an African American male, 35 to 40 years old, 6'2" tall, 210 pounds, wearing a red beanie, black jacket, dark jeans, armed with a handgun.

Anyone with information about this incident should call Robbery detectives at (503) 823-0405.

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Friday Fraud Alert: Scammers Claiming to be Law Enforcement on Phone - 12/05/14
Recently, officers from the Portland Police Bureau have taken reports from people who have been scammed out of money by people posing as law enforcement on the telephone.

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

Callers typically instruct the victims to purchase re-loadable cards and call them back with the numbers.

Similar scams have been reported in the past year where callers claim to be with a utility or other government agency.

The Portland Police Bureau reminds you to be aware that:

* The Portland Police Bureau or any other legitimate law enforcement agency does not call community members seeking payment for outstanding traffic citations or warrants.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you receive a similar call, disconnect without providing any information or taking any instructions from the caller. Contact your local law enforcement agency. You may also file a complaint with the Oregon Department of Justice Consumer Protection Office via the Consumer Hotline at 1-877-877-9392 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or complete an online Consumer Complaint Form anytime at http://www.doj.state.or.us/consumer/Pages/complaint.aspx

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Portland Police Seize 42 Kilos of Cocaine During Traffic Stop - One Person Arrested (Photo) - 12/05/14
On Friday December 5, 2014, at approximately 7:00 a.m., Portland Police officers stopped a 2013 Nissan Quest mini-van on northbound I-205 at Northeast Airport Way.

Officers received consent to search the vehicle from the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, 51-year-old Kevin Maurice Landers who is an American citizen but resides in British Columbia, Canada.

Drugs and Vice Division Officer Scott Groshong and his drug-sniffing K-9 "Nikko" responded and searched the vehicle.

Inside the vehicle, Nikko was alerted to the odor of narcotics and officers found a hidden compartment in the floor containing four duffel bags. Inside the four duffel bags officers located 42 kilograms of cocaine.

Investigators believe the cocaine was destined for Canada.

Landers was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Delivery and Possession of Cocaine.

Community members concerned about drug activity should report the information online at http://www.portlandonline.com/police/index.cfm?c=30740 or call the Drugs and Vice Division Drug Complaint Hotline at (503) 823-3784.

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Homicide Suspect Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for 2013 Shooting in Cully Neighborhood (Photo) - 12/05/14
On Thursday December 4, 2014, 24-year-old Lonnell Demarcus George was sentenced to 18 years in prison in connection with the 2013 homicide of 18-year-old Edward Jewell Paden Jr. in Northeast Portland's Cully Neighborhood.

George pled guilty to charges of Manslaughter in the First Degree and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Paden was killed at Northeast 60th Avenue and Killingsworth Street in the afternoon of March 27, 2013. Officers responded to 9-1-1 calls about a shooting at the Valero Gas Station and located Paden deceased.

Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives worked diligently to develop leads in the case, which led to an indictment for murder by a Multnomah County Grand Jury.

George was arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada in February 2014 by the Last Vegas FBI Criminal Apprehension Team (CAT) and later extradited to Oregon.

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Community Management Inc. To Collect 6,000lbs of Food in Three Hours To Benefit Sunshine Division - 12/04/14
***This release is being sent on behalf of the Portland Police Sunshine Division***

Community Management Inc. To Collect 6,000lbs of Food in Three Hours To Benefit the Portland Police Sunshine Division

CONTACT:Kyle Camberg Executive Director Sunshine Division (503) 577-6852
Chris Boccuzzo, CMI Community Manager Direct: (503)-445-1206


What: CMI (Community Management Inc.) one-day 6,000lbs food drive for Sunshine Division
When: Friday, December 5, 20149:30 a.m. to 12:30 PM
Where: CMI (Community Management Inc.) located at 2105 SE 9th Ave. www.communitymgt.com

Photo Opps:
At this event, CMI staff, vendors, and volunteers will join together for three hours for one of the largest single day food-raising events for the Sunshine Division all year. Portland Police Officer Phil Kent and Sunshine Division Executive Director Kyle Camberg will be on site during the noon hour to help load the truck and be available for interviews and photos. In three hours more than a truck of food equaling more than 6,000+ pounds of food will be dropped and collected for the Sunshine Division by CMI and their team.

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 91-year legacy of mobilizing quickly and efficiently to assist distressed Portlanders. In the past two years, the Sunshine Division has seen a 60% increase in the number of households that access their services annually.

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

About CMI
CMI is an Oregon Corporation headquartered in Portland. Founded in 1972 under the name of Condominium Management, Inc., since its original formation the name of the company was changed in 1993 to Community Management, Inc., to more accurately reflect the broad base of clients CMI serves.CMI has been a pioneer in meeting the ever-changing needs of community association management. From single-family homeowners' associations to townhouse developments to sophisticated high-rise buildings and everything in between - CMI is here to serve Your Community. For more information on CMI visit: http://www.communitymgt.com/


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Central Officers pull suicidal drunk subject from ledge - 12/04/14
Early this morning, December 4, 2014, at 2:05 a.m., Central officers received a call regarding a person on a ledge, attempting to gain entry to an apartment at 225 N.W. Couch Street. Officers, including an E-CIT trained sergeant, arrived and contacted an intoxicated suicidal male in his mid-20's. The subject was on a 5th floor ledge of the building standing on a ledge.

The subject was highly intoxicated and unstable. He was suicidal and due to his level of intoxication it was difficult to engage in productive negotiations. Officers attempted to talk the individual off the ledge but were unsuccessful. Sensing that negotiations were going poorly officers Zack Delong and Michael Hall were able to grab the subject from the ledge pull him through a window and safely take custody of him.

The individual was taken to an area hospital for mental health treatment. Officer Delong and Hall are available for interviews until 0730 this morning at Central Precinct.
Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Thursday December 4 - 12/03/14
Sgt. Greg Stewart will be the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) today through the evening of Thursday December 4, 2014.

Sgt. Stewart will be available by email or media-only pager to answer questions or respond to incidents with a clear need for immediate public notification due to community safety concerns. Examples include: shootings, stabbings, robberies, endangered missing/abductions, major incidents, and traffic crashes with a substantial traffic impact (Major Crash Team Activation).

All other research-type requests should be routed to Sgt. Simpson via email for later follow-up.

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UPDATE #3 - TRAFFIC ALERT: I-205 Southbound Closed at Sandy for Pedestrian Fatality - 12/02/14
The man killed on I-205 last night has been identified as 40-year-old Ritchie James Dodge.

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

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Traffic has been reopened in all lanes of I-205 southbound.

Traffic Investigators have learned that the deceased male was seen earlier in the northbound lanes of the freeway and may have been panhandling along the northbound on-ramp from Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

The driver that struck the man was not impaired and remained at the scene, cooperating with investigators.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy on Tuesday and confirm the man's identity.

No further updates are expected this evening.

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The left lane of I-205 southbound is open to traffic. Delays should be expected for quite some time as the investigation proceeds.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to investigate a pedestrian fatality on I-205 at the Killingsworth/Sandy/Columbia off-ramp. All lanes of I-205 are closed at this point and traffic is being diverted off at SR-14 in Washington and Northeast Airport Way.

The deceased is a male adult and preliminary information indicates he was struck and killed while crossing the southbound lanes of I-205.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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Kids - Families - Community: Donate to G.R.E.A.T. #GivingTuesday (Photo) - 12/02/14
It is a simple message: learn to be great and you will do great things.

It sounds easy enough to learn and put into practice. But for many young kids in our community, they need incentive and extra support to learn to be great, positive, contributing members of our community.

There are multiple challenges facing our kids today. Not only do they have schoolwork to manage, sports and extracurricular activities, but often, many have the extra responsibility of helping care for their families. With all these obligations, coupled with societal pressures from their peers, many kids may choose the wrong path. Unless they have the tools they need to make the RIGHT decisions.

Fortunately, the Portland Police Bureau has officers who enthusiastically take the initiative to give kids the tools they need to be successful through a program called Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.). These officers are specially trained to work with groups of kids and provide a six or 13-week curriculum, with emphasis on giving them the long-term tools they need to make good decisions for their future.

Besides putting officers in direct positive contact with kids and their families, G.R.E.A.T. helps to reduce gang activity and youth violence, educate our young people of the consequences of gang involvement, and provide life skills to help students avoid delinquent behavior and manage conflict.

The kids who have the opportunity to learn skills through G.R.E.A.T. will make good choices and be a positive influence and effective leaders for other kids who may be heading down a wrong path. They will be the kids who learn to be great and do great things.

The Portland Police Bureau G.R.E.A.T. Program needs your help in establishing a certain future for these kids and families who have a high risk of engaging in activities that are harmful. Please consider making a donation to G.R.E.A.T. and help us create and build a future worth having for kids in our community.

100% of your donation goes towards funding the program activities and all donations are tax deductible.

Donations can be made online by visiting http://www.greatpdx.org or by mailing a check to:

G.R.E.A.T.
449 Northeast Emerson Street
Portland, Oregon 97211-3209

To learn more about the G.R.E.A.T. Program, contact Officer Mike Paresa at (503) 823-2186 or Mike.Paresa@PortlandOregon.gov.

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UPDATE #2 - ARRESTS: Officers Monitoring Downtown Protests This Evening (Photo) - 11/30/14
10 people were arrested during last night's protest in Downtown Portland.

Seven adults were booked into the Multnomah County Jail, two adults were issued citations to appear in court, and one 17-year-old male juvenile was released to his mother and will be referred to the Juvenile Court on charges of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree (Dis. Con II) and Interfering with a Peace Officer (IPO).

Booked into jail were:

29-year-old Veronica Thompson - Dis. Con. II & IPO

18-year-old Maria Fernanda Diaz-Bonilla - Dis. Con. II & IPO

68-year-old Thomas Burton Miller - Dis. Con. II & IPO

34-year-old Hart Ryan Noecker - Dis. Con. II

42-year-old Crystal Leigh Elinski - Dis. Con. II & IPO

34-year-old Carlos Alberto Blanco - Dis. Con. II

28-year-old Akshav Patel - Dis. Con. II

Cited into court were:

44-year-old David Kif Davis - Dis. Con. II

49-year-old Robert Lee West - Dis. Con. II

Booking photos courtesy of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office (http://www.mcso.us)

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Officers arrested 10 people at Southwest 2nd Avenue and Main Street at approximately 11:15 p.m., after a large group of protesters laid down in the street and refused lawful orders to clear the roadway. A larger group of people was briefly detained then released and told to leave the area.

Those arrested include nine adults and one juvenile. Several members of the media were present during this incident but no media members were arrested, as was being speculated on Twitter. Additionally, no "rubber bullets" were used as was being erroneously reported on Twitter.

One police car was damaged by protesters during this evening's actions.

Those arrested will face charges of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Interfering with a Peace Officer.

Names and booking photos will be released on Sunday November 30, 2014.

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On Saturday November 29, 2014, Portland Police officers monitored a protest in Downtown Portland outside the Justice Center. Police personnel assisted with safe arrival and departure of the Reverend Jesse Jackson, who spoke at the demonstration asking for peace and non-violence, then left the area.

After the demonstration finished, some protesters took to the streets and have been marching around Downtown throughout the evening, disrupting traffic and attempting to block bridges.

On a few occasions, some protesters have thrown bottles at police officers and have been very confrontational. One protester jumped onto a police car, which seemed to incite the crowd further. Officers ordered the crowd to move but they instead approached officers, who used two "flash bangs" (no projectiles) to stun the senses, then officers performed a deliberate approach to the crowd, which turned and ran away.

There have been no arrests thus far but may be possible if the protesters continue to disrupt traffic and throw projectiles at police officers.

Anyone experiencing property damage as a result of the protesters is asked to file a report online at http://www.portlandpolice.com or by calling the non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333.

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Hazelwood Neighborhood Stabbing Injures Three People - 11/29/14
This morning, Saturday November 29, 2014, at 2:36 a.m. East Precinct officers responded to Northeast 126th Avenue and Clackamas Street on the report of a large fight outside a residence and that one person may have been stabbed.

Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and located a 19-year-old female victim, suffering from a non-life-threatening stab wound.

As officers were at the scene they learned that a second stab victim went by private vehicle to a Portland hospital. Officers learned that the second victim, a male adult, had more serious injuries and would be transferred to a different hospital. Officers learned of a third victim, also a male adult, suffering from non-life-threatening injuries. The third victim refused any medical treatment.

Preliminary information indicates that the stabbings occurred during a fight at a party.

Limited suspect information is that he is a male white or Hispanic in his 20s.

Anyone with information about this incident may contact Assault detectives at (503) 823-0400.

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Teenage Girl Injured in Shooting in Hollywood Neighborhood (Photo) - 11/28/14
On Friday November 28, 2014, at 10:41 p.m., North Precinct officers were working to clear a large party of juveniles at a location in the 1800 block of Northeast 41st Avenue.

As officers were on the 41st Avenue side of the building, they heard multiple gunshots fired from the 40th Avenue side of the building. Several hundred teenagers were in the area at the time of the shooting.

Officers located a juvenile female suffering from a bullet graze to one of her hands. The victim did not require transport to a hospital and was treated at the scene by medical personnel.

Limited suspect information given to police is that a possible suspect is an African American male in his late teens or early 20s, wearing dark clothing.

Preliminary information indicates that the shooting may be gang-related so the Gang Enforcement Team has responded to investigate.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gang and/or 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.

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

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

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Central Precinct Adding Holiday Patrols to Prevent Car Prowls and Bike Theft (Photo) - 11/28/14
The Portland Police Bureau's Central Precinct is adding holiday patrols that will run through the end of the year to help reduce car prowl and bicycle theft activity.

The holiday patrols will be concentrated in high volume retail areas of Central Precinct. We hope to provide a visible police presence and reduce the likelihood of opportunistic thieves breaking into cars, stealing bicycles or committing other acts of theft.

Car prowls are up approximately 20% in 2014 over last year and many of these thefts are preventable by taking a few small steps. Community members are reminded to never leave valuables in their car to attract thieves. This includes bags, purses, wallets, briefcases, laptops, tablets, cell phones, loose change or anything that may appear valuable to a thief in plain view.

If you must store anything in your vehicle, keep it out of sight and secure. When possible, park in busy, well-lit areas and keep the interior of the vehicle "showroom" clean.

Also, if you are the victim of a car prowl, the Police Bureau encourages victims to file a police report online by visiting http://www.PortlandPolice.com

Additional crime prevention tips can be found by visiting the City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention page regarding car prowls, http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/320547

Additionally, the Portland Police Bureau released a video in 2009 titled "Confessions of a Car Prowler," which can be viewed at http://youtu.be/De5IHBoGz6A

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Central Precinct Officers Investigate Reports of Multiple Dead Crows in Downtown Parks - 11/26/14
On Wednesday November 26, 2014, at 8:12 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Waterfront Park on the report of several crows suffering seizures and flopping on the ground.

Officers arrived and located several dead crows in the area. Portland Parks & Recreation Park Rangers located additional crows and are working with police.

Additional dead crows were found in the area of Chapman and Lownsdale Square parks and Lovejoy Fountain.

In all, approximately 30 dead crows were found dead from unknown causes.

Portland Firefighters responded to assist and did not find any indication hazardous materials in the air. Officers and firefighters checked the area and did not find anything apparent that would have caused the birds to suddenly die.

The Audubon Society is responding to assist officers with these unusual incidents and will be conducting follow-up to try and answer what happened to these birds.

At this point, there is no information on why the birds died and no apparent risk to members of the community.

Anyone coming across dead crows in Portland parks should not move them and should call the Park Ranger Hotline at (503) 823-1637.

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Sex Offender Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison for a 2013 Kidnapping and Sexual Assault (Photo) - 11/26/14
On Monday November 24, 2014, 34-year-old James Ezell Clark was sentenced to 40 years in prison for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman in 2013.

This investigation began on September 18, 2013, at 3:16 a.m., when Central Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast 3rd Avenue and Main Street on the report of a sexual assault.

Officers arrived and contacted the victim who told police that she was sleeping in her friend's car in the area of Southwest 2nd Avenue and Oak Street. The victim told police that she woke-up with a stranger sexually assaulting her in her friend's car, which had been moved across the Willamette River to Southeast 3rd and Main.

A passerby riding a bicycle heard the victim screaming and went to see what was happening. The passerby had a flashlight and shined it into the car, which allowed the victim to escape the vehicle. The suspect then sped away in her friend's car. The passerby waited with the victim until police and medical personnel responded to the scene.

The same day, the victim received a complete sexual assault examination at a Portland hospital, which was key to obtaining critical evidence in the case which was submitted to the Oregon State Police Crime Lab for analysis,

Ultimately, DNA was used to identify James Clark as the suspect in this case. Clark is a Registered Sex Offender in Oregon after a 2002 conviction for Rape in the First Degree. Clark was arrested on November 26, 2013, by the US Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind community members that stranger-to-stranger sexual assaults are fortunately a rare occurrence.

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

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

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

* Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL): Provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources: 24 hour crisis line: (503) 235-5333, or 1-888-235-5333.

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

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

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

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Portland Police Arrest Seven People During Evening Protest (Photo) - 11/25/14
On Tuesday November 25, 2014, Portland Police officers made seven arrests for unlawful behavior after a splinter group broke away from a very peaceful Ferguson demonstration in Downtown Portland.

Tuesday afternoon's demonstration and march that started and ended at the Justice Center was peaceful, well attended and there were no reported problems during the march.

After the organized event ended, a separate group broke away and began a second march that wound its way through Downtown Portland, across the Burnside Bridge and onto Southeast Grand Avenue.

At Southeast Grand Avenue and Oak Street, a driver seated in a vehicle was assaulted by a member of the crowd. 37-year-old Jeffrey Martens of Hillsboro, Oregon, was punched in the face by a protester, who then disappeared into the crowd. Martens was not seriously injured and an assault investigation will be conducted by police.

Protesters then marched onto Interstate 5 where officers were subjected to rocks and bottles thrown by some members in the march. Officers used pepper spray during this encounter with protesters and made several arrests. The freeway was clear within approximately 10 minutes.

Protesters continued to march through Downtown Portland until they settled into Waterfront Park where the crowd dispersed.

Officers made a total of seven arrests for a variety of charges:

46-year-old Danica Brown was arrested and charged with Interfering with a Peace Officer and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

19-year-old Amanda Calderon was arrested for Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, and Resist Arrest.

55-year-old Erick Heroux was arrested for Interfering with a Peace Officer and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

21-year-old Dylan Croasdill was arrested for Interfering with a Peace Officer and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

41-year-old Michael Chavez was arrested for Interfering with a Peace Officer and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

47-year-old Gregory Smith was arrested for Interfering with a Peace Officer and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

31-year-old Brandon Bashaw was arrested for Interfering with a Peace Officer and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

Brown, Calderon, Chavez, Smith, and Bashaw were arrested near Southeast Water Avenue and Interstate 5. Heroux and Croasdill were arrested near Southwest 18th Avenue and Morrison Street.

Brown, Calderon, Heroux, and Croasdill were booked into the Multnomah County Jail. Chavez, Smith and Bashaw were given citations to appear in court.

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Rapist Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison for Two Sexual Assaults (Photo) - 11/25/14
On Monday November 24, 2014, the suspect in two sexual assaults was sentenced to 28 years in prison for sexually assaulting two young women in Portland.

18-year-old Justin Dejohn Hubbard was 17-year-old at the time of the crimes. Hubbard pled guilty last week to charges of Sodomy in the First Degree, Sex Abuse in the First Degree, Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the First Degree (two counts), Kidnapping in the First Degree, and Burglary in the First Degree.

The first investigation began on Monday March 10, 2014, when North Precinct officers responded to Parkrose High School on the report that a student was in the office reporting a sexual assault.

Officers contacted the victim, a 16-year-old female, who told police that she was sexually assaulted by a stranger as she walked to school in the morning, near Northeast 131st Avenue and Prescott Drive.

Sex Crimes Unit detectives responded and conducted an investigation but were unable to identify a suspect based on the available information and evidence.

The second investigation began on Monday June 2, 2014, when North Precinct officers responded to the Greenleaf Springs Apartments, located at 4500 Northeast 125th Place, on the report of a burglary and attempted sexual assault.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the 26-year-old female victim and her fiancé, who told police the suspect broke into the apartment and tried to sexually assault the victim. The victim's fiancé chased the suspect out of the apartment and he ran away into the neighborhood.

Multiple officers, including a Police K-9, searched the area and located Hubbard inside an apartment at a neighboring apartment complex, where he was taken into custody without incident.

Through their investigation, Sex Crimes Unit detectives learned that Hubbard was the suspect in the March 2014 assault. Detectives worked closely with the Oregon State Police Crime Lab and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office during this investigation.

Hubbard remains in the Multnomah County Jail awaiting transfer to the Oregon Department of Corrections.

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

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

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

* Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL): Provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources: 24 hour crisis line: (503) 235-5333, or 1-888-235-5333.

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

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

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

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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 79-Year-Old Woman (Photo) - 11/25/14
79-year-old Dorothy Larson has returned home and is safe.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate missing 79-year-old Dorothy Larson of North Portland.

Dorothy was last seen on Monday November 24, 2014, at 3:00 p.m., when she left her home to drive to a friend's house in Northeast Portland. Several hours passed and Dorothy did not arrive at her friend's home nor did she return to her residence.

Although Dorothy has no history of getting lost or indication of any health concerns, family and friends are concerned for her welfare.

Dorothy is described as a white female, 5'4" tall, and 140 pounds.

Dorothy is driving a maroon 1996 Buick Regal 4-door, Oregon plate UZL755.

Anyone seeing Dorothy or the vehicle is asked to call 9-1-1.

Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact Detective Lori Fonken at (503) 823-1081.

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Portland Police to Celebrate G.R.E.A.T. Families Graduation in Multnomah Village (Photo) - 11/25/14
Today, November 25, 2014, at 6:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau's G.R.E.A.T. Program will be honoring families who participated in six-week G.R.E.A.T. Families program taught by Portland Police officers.

The celebration will be held at the Stephens Creek Crossing Community Room, located at 6715 Southwest 26th Avenue.

Officers Angel Ocasio and Mike Paresa will be among those honoring the families who participated in the program.

G.R.E.A.T. stands for Gang Resistance Education And Training. The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. With prevention as its primary objective, the program is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership.

The G.R.E.A.T. Families program is a research-based, family-strengthening program consisting of a six-session family curriculum and a family/community resource guide. By linking a practical curriculum to a process of engaging local family assistance resources, G.R.E.A.T. Families provides G.R.E.A.T. instructors with the basic tools needed to work effectively with families and with other family-serving organizations in their community.

Media is invited to attend this special event.

To learn more about the G.R.E.A.T. Program, contact Officer Mike Paresa at (503) 823-2186 or Mike.Paresa@PortlandOregon.gov.

To learn more about the G.R.E.A.T. Families Program visit http://www.great-online.org/components/families.aspx

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UPDATE #2: Mounted Patrol Unit Stables Burglarized, Horses Set Free - One Suspect in Custody, Horses Safe (Photo) - 11/25/14
24-year-old Bradly Sean Miller was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the Second Degree, Aggravated Theft in the First Degree and three counts of Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree.

Based on their investigation, detectives do not believe that Miller's actions had anything to do with a demonstration or protest. Detectives do believe that alcohol played a role in Miller's decision making.

Miller will be arraigned today in Multnomah County Court.

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Central Precinct officers arrested a 24-year-old male in connection with tonight's burglary at the Portland Police Bureau Mounted Patrol Facility.

Officers searched the facility and did not locate any additional suspects.

Five Mounted Patrol horses were released from the facility and were located outside the horse arena and across Naito Parkway along the train tracks.

Horses Zeus, Monty, Major, Asher, and Red were all brought back into the facility safely. Two of the horses suffered minor leg injuries and were treated by Police Bureau personnel. Horses Murphy, Olin and Diesel were found safe inside their stables.

Several community members in the area helped contain the horses and keep them from wandering away into the city.

Stolen property was recovered from the suspect. It is unclear at this point if the suspect released the horses as a form of protest.

Burglary detectives will continue the investigation and the suspect's name will be released on Tuesday after he is booked into jail.

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Central Precinct officers are investigating a burglary at the Portland Police Bureau's Mounted Patrol Unit Facility, located at 1362 Northwest Naito Parkway.

One suspect is in custody and officers and a K-9 Unit are searching the building for a second suspect.

Several horses were released during the burglary but have all been safely located and are accounted for at this time.

PIO is responding and will meet with interested media outside the main entrance to the facility once the scene is secure.

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Statement from Chief Mike Reese Regarding Officers Use of Badge on Facebook - 11/24/14
This morning, Monday November 24, 2014, Chief Mike Reese ordered three officers to remove images of the official Portland Police Bureau badge, surrounded by a bracelet stating, "I am Darren Wilson" from their personal Facebook pages.

"I was alerted to these images this morning and immediately ordered their removal through the officers' chain of command. The image displayed does not represent this organization and was very inflammatory in nature," said Chief Mike Reese. "Officers certainly have a right to have and express their opinions but not using an official badge of the Portland Police Bureau. The badge represents all members of the organization, past and present, and is an important symbol in our community that must not be tarnished. I've asked the Professional Standards Division to review this matter for possible policy violations."

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Two Men Grab Woman in Southeast Portland's Lents Neighborhood - Woman Escaped, Suspects Fled (Photo) - 11/23/14
On Saturday November 22, 2014, at 1:59 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the area of Southeast 92nd Avenue and Holgate Street on the report that a woman was attacked in the area.

Officers arrived and spoke with the 30-year-old victim who told police that she was walking home when she was approached by two men who started talking to her then grabbed her and dragged her onto a side street.

The victim told police she was walking northbound on 92nd Avenue and passed Insley Street, where she saw the two men approach her from Insley. The two men started talking to her so she sped up her walk as they ran up behind her and grabbed onto her arms and began dragging her backwards onto Insley.

The victim struggled and fought her way out of their grasp and fell to the ground in the process, but was able to get up and run away. The victim told police she hid in some bushes as the men walked past her and out of the area.

The victim told police that she hid in the bushes for approximately 10 minutes then ran to her home where her boyfriend called 9-1-1.

The victim described the suspects as male Hispanics in their 20s, both 6' tall, medium build, wearing dark clothing.

Several officers checked the area but did not locate anyone matching the suspects' descriptions. There have been no similar reports of this activity in the neighborhood.

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

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

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

* Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL): Provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources: 24 hour crisis line: (503) 235-5333, or 1-888-235-5333.

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

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

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

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Gang-Related Shooting in Kenton Neighborhood Damages Vehicle - No Injuries or Suspects (Photo) - 11/23/14
On Sunday November 23, 2014, at 3:09 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 8500 block of North Endicott Avenue on the report of a shooting.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire and damage to a parked vehicle in a driveway and a garage door. No injuries were reported.

Initial investigation indicated that the shooting may be gang related so the Gang Enforcement Team responded to the scene. The same residence was shot at in July 2014. No arrests have been made in that case and there were no injuries as a result of the earlier shooting.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gang and/or 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.

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

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

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Hit and Run Seriously Injures Pedestrian in Reed Neighborhood of Southeast Portland - Driver Arrested (Photo) - 11/23/14
On Sunday November 23, 2014, at 1:12 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southeast 30th Avenue and Steele Street on the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located 21-year-old Jordan Jackson, a resident of Southeast Portland, down in the street suffering from serious injuries. Witnesses described seeing a silver Volkswagen Beetle strike Jackson then flee the scene westbound on Steele.

Jackson was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to what initially were believed to be life-threatening injuries. His condition was later upgraded and he is expected to survive.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team (MCT) responded to assist with the investigation.

A witness led police to an apartment complex just West of 30th and Steele, where the silver Volkswagen Beetle was parked in the lot. The vehicle had extensive front end damage.

Officers contacted 27-year-old Ariel Neuman in the complex. After further investigation, officers took her into custody without incident.

Neuman was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Third Degree, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run/Felony), Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), and Reckless Driving.

Anyone with additional information about this crash may contact Officer David Enz at (503) 823-2103, david.enz@portlandoregon.gov.

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Gang Enforcement Team Arrests 16-Year-Old for Attempted Murder (Photo) - 11/22/14
On Friday November 21, 2014, members of the Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team (GET) arrested 16-year-old Christopher Washington in connection with an August 2014 shooting. Washington was arrested at his home in the 2900 block of Southeast 92nd Avenue.

This investigation began on August 9, 2014, at 12:48 a.m., when North Precinct and GET officers responded to the report of shots fired outside the Shady Lady Tavern, located at 4759 Northeast Cully Boulevard. Nobody was hit in the shooting and investigators learned that there was a disturbance inside the tavern prior to the shots being fired outside.

GET detectives responded to investigate and over the past several months, developed information leading to the arrest of Washington.

Washington was booked into the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home on charges of Attempted Murder, Attempted Assault in the First Degree, Attempted Assault in the Second Degree, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gang and/or 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.

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

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

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PPB Sunshine Division and Zupan's Partner to Provide Thanksgiving Food Boxes - 11/21/14
Media contact:
Kyle Camberg, 503-577-6852, kyle@sunshinedivision.org
Eleanor Wilkinson, 360-737-2728, eleanor@zupans.com


PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU SUNSHINE DIVISION & ZUPAN'S MARKETS PARTNER TO GIVE PORTLAND FAMILIES IN CRISIS A THANKSGIVING

The Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division & Zupan's Markets employees to pack food boxes with complete Thanksgiving meals on Monday, November 24th at 5:30 am at the Sunshine Division's 687 N. Thompson Street warehouse.

The majority of Thanksgiving boxes will be distributed to families directly referred from the Portland Police Bureau. Some recipients are victims of crime but most reside in at-risk, low-income communities. As first responders, the police are the first to answer the call for help and often the first to see when a family is in crisis. Officers develop ongoing relationships with these communities as a way to build trust of law enforcement and reduce crime.

New recipients of this year's boxes, Cathedral Gardens' residents, are the result of a partnership between PPB's Neighborhood Response Team officer, Michael Schmerber, and the housing complex. "NRT officers are often approached with requests from the community. The Bureau can't address every request but when we host round table meetings with community partners all working together to address common needs, positive outcomes form. This time I called upon our friends at the Sunshine Division, who are repeatedly a tool for officers to make connections through their programs and resources." says Officer Schmerber.

Sunshine Division's Thanksgiving food box program, in its eighth year, is completely funded by the Zupan's Markets' Taste of Zupan's event which was held on November 8th at the Heathman Hotel. The Zupan's family and customers have supported the Sunshine Division's food assistance programs for 26 years and established the Thanksgiving food box program. The Thanksgiving boxes will be distributed at the Sunshine Division warehouse directly to clients or through police officers, and all are already reserved.

"Thanksgiving is a time for food and family," said Mike Zupan, president of Zupan's Markets. "We are grateful for our partnership with the Sunshine Division and the opportunity to provide families the ingredients to prepare a meal together."

"Zupan's Markets continues to be a major partner of the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division in fighting food insecurity in Portland." explains Sunshine Division's Officer Phil Kent. "The Zupan's family, stores, and customers are providing families a Thanksgiving meal, a family's one 'normal' experience during a time of crisis - to sit down to a special meal. The Sunshine Division would have no Thanksgiving program without their support."

This year marks the 91st anniversary for the Sunshine Division whose inception started with a handful of police officers collecting pocket change to purchase food for families in need. The philosophy that "no one should commit a crime due to hunger" has driven the mission to evolve from a seasonal December holiday food basket program to a variety of programs addressing current hunger issues year-round.









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 39 years. Zupan's Markets, with four 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 or stay in touch at www.facebook.com/ZupansMarketsPortland.
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Information Regarding Demonstrations in Portland - Regarding Ferguson (MO) Grand Jury - 11/21/14
The Portland Police Bureau would like to make community members aware that following the announcement of the Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, we anticipate a number of planned and spontaneous free speech and expression demonstrations to be held in Portland, Oregon. These events are anticipated to occur regardless of what the Grand Jury decides in Ferguson.

The Portland Police Bureau recognizes that there is tremendous historical context, passion, and expectations with this decision.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau have been meeting and engaging in conversations with members of the communities of interest, organizers, and community leaders over the last several weeks with the goal of working together to assist in helping these demonstrations be productive and peaceful for all.

The role of the Police Bureau is to support our community's ability to effectively exercise their rights to free speech and expression while keeping the community and the event safe and free from violence or property damage.

The Police Bureau is aware that there may be some people attending demonstrations with the intent to exploit peaceful expressions by participating in disruptive behavior. Officers will work with organizers and will respond as needed to such calls for service.

Traffic may be temporarily rerouted, so commuters and users of TriMet may look to use alternate routes to avoid being caught in delays.

The hope of the Portland Police Bureau is for events to be peaceful exercises of free speech and expression without infringing on the rights of others. Officers will exercise compassion, understanding, and discretion and ask the community to help ensure a safe environment for all.

For updates, you can follow the Portland Police Bureau on Twitter, @PortlandPolice

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Suspect Arrested After Hit and Run and Pursuit into Downtown Portland (Photo) - 11/20/14
On Wednesday November 19, 2014, at 10:00 p.m., Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the 23800 block of Northeast Holladay Street on the report of a hit and run to a vehicle and property.

As deputies were en route to the scene, additional information was received that the suspect vehicle, a gray Honda coupe, was leaving eastbound on Holladay Street.

Deputies spotted the vehicle westbound on I-84 and pursued the vehicle for a brief time but backed away as the suspect accelerated to a high rate of speed.

Portland Police officers began following the vehicle on I-84 westbound and followed it until the suspect vehicle exited off of I-405 at Salmon Street. An officer used a Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT) to spin the vehicle out.

The suspect vehicle came to a stop but then the driver put the vehicle in reverse and damaged a patrol car, but other patrol cars arrived and were able to box the suspect vehicle in and arrest the driver, 40-year-old George Scruggs III, of Ridgefield, Washington.

Scruggs was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Criminal Mischief in the First Degree (two counts), Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run), Reckless Endangerment (three counts), Reckless Driving, and Resisting Arrest.

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Public Alert: Scammers Calling Portland Residents Claiming to be IRS - Victims Losing Thousands of Dollars - 11/20/14
The Portland Police Bureau is continuing to receive reports where victims stated that someone claiming to be with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) called them and demanded money for back taxes.

In one incident in late August, the victim received a voice mail from someone claiming to be from the "Tax Fraud Department" of the IRS. The caller claimed that the victim owed money to the IRS and if they did not pay, the County Sheriff would make an arrest. The victim did not call the number back and did not lose any money.

In another incident in early September, the victim reported a similar call from a "Federal Crimes Investigator" from the IRS, claiming that the victim owed money from back taxes and that if she did not pay, police would respond and take the victim to jail.

Although the victim was suspicious, the caller convinced her that it was a legitimate call and told the victim to go purchase MoneyPak reloadable cards, then call back and provide the numbers over the phone.

Unfortunately the victim did what the scammer requested and lost nearly $12,000.

In a recent case, the victim reported a similar call from someone claiming to be an IRS agent. The victim lost nearly $5,000 in the scam after the suspect stated that the victim owed back taxes and would go to jail.

Similar scams have been reported in the past year where callers claim to be with a utility or other government agency demanding money.

If you question the authenticity of a call asking for payment, hang up and contact the utility or government agency directly.

"People should stay vigilant and avoid becoming a victim if they receive contact from someone claiming to be from the IRS who demands money," said Preston C. Lamb, Special Agent in Charge for the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).

"Federal, State and local law enforcement and consumer protection officials are doing an outstanding job educating taxpayers about the scam and encouraging victims to contact TIGTA," Lamb said. "The most effective way for individuals to report scam attempts and losses is by filling out the "IRS Impersonation scam" form on TIGTA's website."

http://www.treasury.gov/tigta

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Resources are available for consumers to avoid becoming victims of scams and fraud at the Oregon Department of Justice. Information can be found online at: http://www.doj.state.or.us/consumer/pages/index.aspx

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UPDATE - 2nd ARREST: Portland Police Arrest a 66-Year-Old Man, Indicted for 2013 Sex Crimes (Photo) - 11/20/14
Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit detectives booked 25-year-old Kiah Loy Lawson into the Multnomah County Jail early this morning after he turned himself in to police. Lawson was indicted by a Lane County Grand Jury on charges of Sodomy in the Third Degree (two counts) and Sex Abuse in the Third Degree.

This investigation is continuing and no additional details are available.

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On Wednesday November 19, 2014, Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit detectives arrested 66-year-old Terrence Patrick Bean at his home in Southwest Portland, after a Lane County Grand Jury indicted him on charges related to a 2013 incident with a juvenile male.

Bean was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be transferred to Lane County where he'll be arraigned on the indictment for Sodomy in the Third Degree (two counts) and Sex Abuse in the Third Degree.

Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit detectives are the lead investigators on the case, working in conjunction with the Clackamas County and Lane County District Attorney's Offices.

No further details can be released at this time.

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