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Four Men Arrested for Early Morning Assault in Downtown Portland (Photo) - 03/27/17

On Monday March 27, 2017, at 1:30 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a man being assaulted by four other men at Southwest 5th Avenue and Stark Street. Officers arriving in the area contacted four men matching the description of the suspects, later determining that they were involved in the assault after speaking with witnesses.

Medical personnel arrived at the scene and transported the 50-year-old male victim by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment. The victim was unconscious at the scene but is being treated at the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Assault detectives learned that the four suspects were arguing amongst themselves when the victim, a passerby, attempted to intervene in the argument and was assaulted by the group.

All four suspects were arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

* 28-year-old Lewis Henry Ward was charged with Assault in the Second Degree and Assault in the Third Degree.

* 27-year-old Winston Eugene Gray was charged with Assault in the Third Degree.

* 24-year-old Dominique Dunn was charged with Assault in the Second Degree and Assault in the Third Degree.

* 24-year-old Cortez Jabbar Collier Jr. was charged with Assault in the Second Degree and Assault in the Third Degree.

They will be arraigned on Tuesday in Multnomah County Court.

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Bank Robbery Investigation Underway in Downtown Portland - 03/27/17

On Monday March 27, 2017, at 12:17 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at Wells Fargo, located at 900 Southwest 5th Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted bank employees who told police that the suspect presented a demand note at the counter and obtained an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect left the bank and was last seen walking out of the area.

Several officers checked the area but did not see anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s, 5'9" tall, slim build, last seen wearing dark sunglasses, black shots over black pants, and an unknown color shirt.

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

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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 65-Year-old Man (Photo) - 03/27/17

Sammie West has been safely located and is no longer considered a missing person.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate 65-year-old man reported missing by family.

Sammie Lee West Sr. is a black male, 6'1" tall, and 210 pounds. West is homeless and was last seen by his daughter on Wednesday March 15, 2017, near the Plaid Pantry store at North Going Street and Interstate Avenue. West is generally in contact with his daughter weekly but has not contacted her since the 15th.

Anyone seeing West should call 9-1-1 so officers can check his welfare. Anyone with non-emergency information should contact Detective Lori Fonken at 503-823-1081, lori.fonken@portlandoregon.gov.

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Shooting Investigation Underway at Cascades Parkway Hotel - One Person Injured - 03/25/17

On Saturday March 25, 2017, at 10:38 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the Residence Inn Marriott Hotel, located at 9301 Northeast Cascades Parkway Parkway, on the report of a shooting.

Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and located a teen male suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment.

Officers canvassing the area located evidence of gunfire outside the hotel and damage to the building.

One person has been taken into custody as part of this investigation but it is not clear if they are the suspect in the shooting.

The Gang Enforcement Team is in the early stages of investigating this incident.

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

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Statement from Chief Mike Marshman Regarding Internal Investigation - 03/25/17

The following is a statement from Chief Mike Marshman:

"The day I was sworn in as Chief, I made a commitment to establishing internal legitimacy and restoring trust, both within our organization and with the community we serve. Part of that commitment is respecting the investigative processes we have in place to ensure accountability at all levels of the organization. These processes apply to me as much as they do to every member of the Bureau. Regardless of rank, everyone should be accountable and it starts with me.

"I look forward to the completion of this process and am committed to full transparency so that everyone has access to the facts.

"I'm very proud of the work Portland Police Bureau members do every day to keep our community safe and they continue to have my full support."

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UPDATE - Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 25-Year-Old Woman (Photo) - 03/25/17

Today, family of Maddie Smith located her deceased in the area of Southeast 172nd Avenue and Foster Road. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies responded and determined that there were no signs of foul play.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate a missing 25-year-old woman.

Maddie Elizabeth Smith is described as a white female, 5'3" tall, 125 pounds, brown hair that is dyed pink, blue eyes, multiple piercings, last seen wearing an unknown color shirt and pants. Smith was not wearing shoes or a coat.

Smith was last seen on March 14, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. in the area of Southeast Foster Road and 172nd Avenue when she ran away from her father's vehicle. Smith has struggled with addiction and may have been under the influence of intoxicants at the time she ran away.

Smith has no known medical issues and is her own guardian but family is concerned about her welfare.

Mountain Wave Search and Rescue (SAR) assisted with an area search today near Southeast 172nd Avenue and Foster Road but did not locate Smith or any indication she's in the area.

Anyone seeing Smith is asked to call 9-1-1 so police can check her welfare. Anyone with non-emergency information about Smith or her whereabouts should contact Detective Heidi Helwig at 503-823-0797, heidi.helwig@portlandoregon.gov

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UPDATED - DIFFERENT PHOTO: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 17-Year-Old Girl and Four-Month-Old Son (Photo) - 03/25/17

The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate Naseria Monique Thomas and her four-month-old son Davon Donaldson.

Thomas and her son were last seen in the area of 162nd Avenue and East Burnside Street after she left a supervised visit with her son, taking him with her.

Thomas is described as a black female, 5'05" tall, 130 pounds, hair in a pony tail, last seen wearing a green jacket, black leggings, and black and white checkered shoes.

Donaldson is described as a black male last seen wearing a blue jacket and red shoes.

There are no signs of foul play or indications that Thomas intends to harm Donaldson.

Photos of both are being released to aid in this investigation. They are distorted as it came from Snapchat.

Anyone seeing Thomas and Donaldson is asked to call 9-1-1 so police can check their welfare and Donaldson can be taken into protective custody. Anyone with non-emergency information about their whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Lori Fonken at 503-823-1081, lori.fonken@portlandoregon.gov.

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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 86-Year-Old Man (Photo) - 03/24/17

86-year-old Guiles "David" Handy was located safely and is no longer a missing person.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate a missing 86-year-old man from Northeast Portland.

Guiles "David" Handy is described as a white male, 5'6" tall, 125 pounds, with a scruffy beard and mustache. It is not known what Handy was last wearing but he usually wears blue jeans, a green nylon jacket and athletic shoes. Handy is described as looking thinner than his photo.

Handy's drop-in caregiver reported him missing on Sunday February 26, 2017. Neighbors in the area of Northeast 122nd Avenue and Russell Street reported that they had not seen Handy since Wednesday February 22. Handy lives alone, uses TriMet for transportation but is generally home before dark. Handy suffers from dementia and has struggled with short-term memory loss recently.

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

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17 Citations, 13 Warnings, Three Arrests in Thursday Night #VisionZero Traffic Safety Mission (Photo) - 03/24/17

On Thursday March 23, 2017, from approximately 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division, assisted by East, North and Central Precinct officers, conducted a Vision Zero traffic safety mission on Northeast Sandy Boulevard, from 37th to 82nd Avenues.

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

In total, 17 citations for 31 separate violations were issued as well as 13 written warnings. Three drivers were arrested: One for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), one for Driving While Revoked and Possession of Methamphetamine, and one for an outstanding arrest warrant.

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

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

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

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2013 Murder Suspect Found Guilty, Sentenced to Life in Prison (Photo) - 03/23/17

Today, Thursday March 23, 2017, a Multnomah County Jury found 26-year-old Xavier Dorell Bolden guilty of Murder in the November 2013 shooting death of Duriel Harris outside a Portland nightclub. Bolden was sentenced to life in prison.

The victim, 30-year-old Duriel Joseph Harris, was shot and killed by Bolden outside the Fontaine Bleau Nightclub on November 9, 2013. The nightclub was located at 237 Northeast Broadway but has since closed for good. On the night of the shooting, North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to a large disturbance and shooting outside the club. Officers arrived to find a crowd of 75-100 people involved in a disturbance and Harris suffering from multiple gunshot wounds Harris died at the scene and officers learned that two other people suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds during the disturbance.

In September 2014, Bolden was arrested on a murder warrant in Las Vegas, Nevada by the Las Vegas Criminal Apprehension Team and later extradited to Oregon to face prosecution.

Homicide and Gang Enforcement Team detectives worked collaboratively with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office to investigate this case, leading to the arrest and conviction of Bolden. Anonymous tips given to Crime Stoppers of Oregon and a few brave witnesses coming forward were critical in securing the indictment and eventual conviction in this case.

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Two Pedestrian-Involved Crashes on Wednesday Night in Southeast Portland - 03/23/17

In the evening hours of Wednesday March 23, 2017, East Precinct officers responded to two separate pedestrian-involved crashes within 15 minutes of each other in Southeast Portland.

At 9:33 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a pedestrian-involved crash in the area of Southeast 125th Avenue and Division Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the pedestrian, 51-year-old Anatoly Alexeivich Pavlenko, suffering from serious but not life-threatening injuries. Pavlenko was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.

The driver, 33-year-old Tekle Hamine Tufa, remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.

Traffic investigators determined that Pavlenko was not in a crosswalk when he stepped into traffic on Division Street where he was struck by Tufa, who was driving eastbound in his 1993 Honda Accord. Investigators learned that Pavlenko was highly intoxicated at the time of the crash.

No citations were issued to either Pavlenko or Tufa.

At 9:48 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of another pedestrian-involved crash in the 4900 block of Southeast 82nd Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the pedestrian, 43-year-old Andrew Everett Hennes, suffering from serious but not life-threatening injuries. Hennes was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.

The driver, 44-year-old Billy Deshan Nelson, remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.

Officers determined that Nelson was driving southbound on 82nd Avenue in his 1996 Chrysler Town & Country Van when he struck Hennes who stepped into traffic from the west curbline.

No citations were issued to either Hennes or Nelson.

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

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

Oregon Impact provides grant funding to the Portland Police Bureau to help pay for additional DUII patrols.

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UPDATE: Robbery Detectives Investigating Possible Carjacking on Highway 26 - Suspect in Custody - 03/22/17

Late Wednesday, Portland Police Bureau Robbery detectives booked 45-year-old Carlos Alberto Ruelas into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the Second Degree, Unlawful Use of a Vehicle, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, and Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree. He will be arraigned on Thursday.

Detectives learned that Ruelas was alongside Highway 26 westbound, just east of the Vista Ridge Tunnels, and that he was throwing large boulders at passing cars, damaging two of them. Traffic slowed and Ruelas forced his way into the victim's vehicle and told him to drive away. Ruelas was armed with a large stick and a pocket knife at the time of the robbery.

The victim was able to get out of the car on Highway 26 at 185th Avenue and police eventually stopped Ruelas in the car at Highway 26 and Jackson School Road.

The victim was not injured in this incident.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Wednesday March 22, 2017, at 1:48 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a person standing on the side of Highway 26 near the Canyon Tunnel yelling at cars and throwing things at cars.

Responding officers learned that at some point the suspect climbed into a stopped vehicle which left the area westbound on Highway 26. The driver of the vehicle was able to get out of the car at SW 185th Avenue and Highway 26 and relayed to police that he was compelled to drive by the suspect. Additional officers from the Washington County Sheriff's Office and Beaverton Police Department assisted with the call and got the suspect stopped on Highway 26 and Jackson School Road, where he was taken into custody. The victim was not injured in this incident.

Portland Police Bureau Robbery detectives are responding to continue the investigation.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

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Grand Jury Determines Officer's Use of Deadly Force Justified in February Shooting in Northeast Portland (Photo) - 03/21/17

On March 21, 2017, a Multnomah County Grand Jury determined that a Portland Police Bureau officer was justified in his use of deadly force in the February 2017 shooting death of 17-year-old Quanice (pronounced QUAN-ess) Derrick Hayes. Detectives notified the Hayes' family of the results of the grand jury late Tuesday afternoon.

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

The investigative reports and grand jury transcripts (when available) will be posted to the Bureau's web page, https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/52175 where information about all officer-involved shooting investigations since 2010 is publicly available.

This investigation began on February 9, 2017, at 7:24 a.m., when East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Portland Value Inn hotel, located at 1707 Northeast 82nd Avenue. As officers were responding, they learned that the victim was sitting in his car across the street from the hotel when the suspect robbed him at gunpoint. The victim told police that the suspect, later determined to be Hayes, put a gun to his head and held him hostage for approximately 30 minutes in the car then stole his Oregon Trail EBT card and an item of clothing. The victim described Hayes to police as a black male in his 20s, wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and jeans, armed with a handgun. The victim described the handgun to police as a large caliber handgun, desert camouflage in color. The victim told police that Hayes walked away toward 82nd Avenue after the robbery.

At 7:26 a.m., officers responded to a 9-1-1 call of a car prowler at the Banfield Pet Hospital, located at 1816 Northeast 82nd Avenue, where the victim provided a description of the suspect consistent with the first 9-1-1 call of the robbery. An article of clothing found in the victim's car was linked to the robbery victim at the Portland Value Inn.

At 7:36 a.m., officers responded to a 9-1-1 call of an unwanted person in the yard of a home in the 8300 block of Northeast Tillamook Street. The caller provided a description of the suspect consistent with the previous two 9-1-1 calls.

At 7:48 a.m., officers checking the neighborhood contacted the suspect in the unwanted call, later determined to be Hayes, in the side-yard of the residence and he told officers he lived in the home. As officers checked with the resident, Hayes ran from officers southbound behind the home so officers established a neighborhood perimeter and began to search for Hayes, assisted by a Canine Unit. Officers noticed that Hayes was holding his waistband as he ran from police.

Based on information gathered at the crime scenes, the officers believed that Hayes was the same person involved in all three incidents, including the armed robbery. Near the Tillamook address, Hayes left behind a small bag and items scattered about the ground, some of which were determined to have come from the car prowl at the Banfield Pet Hospital.

During the neighborhood search, the Canine Unit led officers to a residence in the 8300 block of Northeast Hancock Street, where they located a broken window in a door, large enough for a person to enter the home. Officers began to focus on the residence as a possible burglary location and were developing a plan to possibly search the home when they discovered an open window at the opening to an alcove between the garage and the home. at 9:21 a.m, the officers encountered Hayes crouching deep in the alcove. Officers believed he was armed with a handgun, as reported by the robbery victim, and was involved in the car prowl and burglary.

Officers ordered Hayes to crawl out of the alcove, which he started to do, but then stopped and got upright on his knees. Hayes was ordered multiple times by officers to keep his hands up, but made repeated and deliberate motions with his hands to the area of his waistband and pockets. During this encounter, Officer Hearst fired three shots from his patrol rifle at Hayes, striking and killing him. After the shooting, officers approached Hayes to take him into custody and render immediate medical aid. Medical personnel arrived and determined that Hayes was deceased.

A desert tan-colored handgun was found next to Hayes on the ground. It was later determined that the handgun was a realistic-looking replica firearm (photo released).

At the time of the shooting, Hayes had in his possession the robbery victim's EBT card as well as property stolen from the home on Hancock Street.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and determined that Hayes was shot three times -- twice in the torso and once in the head. Toxicology results on Hayes' blood showed numerous drugs including cocaine, benzodiazepine and hydrocodone. An examination of the replica firearm by the Oregon State Police Crime Lab showed Hayes' DNA on the gun.

Once the investigation was complete, it was forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for presentation to the grand jury.

Officer-involved shootings receive a high level of investigation and internal review. As part of the use of force review process, the Bureau will conduct an internal review of the entire incident and the case will go before the Police Review Board (PRB), which is comprised of community members, Bureau members and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division.

The Portland Police Bureau respects the value and sanctity of human life and recognizes the inherent dignity of every person. The Bureau understands that investing officers with the authority to use force to protect the public welfare creates a solemn obligation to guide members as they balance the important social and individual interests involved. The Bureau recognizes that duty may require members to use force. The Bureau also recognizes that the use of deadly physical force will emotionally, physically, and psychologically impact the member involved, the subject of the deadly physical force, and the family and friends of both and can impact the community as well.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in North Portland - No Injuries - 03/20/17

On Monday March 20, 2017, at 2:55 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the area of North Haven Avenue and Cecelia Street.

Officers arrived in the area and were flagged down in the 4900 block of North Cecelia Street about the shooting. Evidence of gunfire was located as well as damage to a parked car and a residence. No gunshot victims were located or have arrived at any area hospitals.

Preliminary information indicates that a black male passenger in a maroon vehicle fired multiple shots then left the area. It is not clear if the vehicle and/or residence were specifically targeted.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333, reference case number 17-83784.

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Nine Men Arrested in Undercover Sex Trafficking Mission - 03/20/17

During the week of March 14 to March 17, 2017, the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit conducted undercover missions to address online sex trafficking.

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

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

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

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

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

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

* 39-year-old Hirofumi Mizuno of Portland
* 25-year-old Trevor Anthony Kelley of Tigard
* 29-year-old Ken Chen of Portland
* 28-year-old Justin Tyler Dye of Happy Valley
* 19-year-old Hunter Joseph Endres of San Angelo, Texas
* 28-year-old Adam Kenneth Paul of Hymm, Utah
* 24-year-old Eliseo Canul-May of Vancouver, Washington
* 38-year-old Juan Antonio Manrique of Long Beach, California
* 29-year-old Alee Fong-Munoz of San Jose, California

If you know or think that someone may be involved in trafficking or is being exploited, please contact the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit at 503-255-0118, the Sexual Assault Resource Center hotline 1-800-640-5311; or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 1-800-843-5678 or via the Cyber Tipline: http://www.missingkids.org/CyberTiipline

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15 People Arrested for DUII over #StPatricksDay Weekend Enforcement Effort (Photo) - 03/20/17

The Portland Police Bureau partnered with the Oregon State Police, the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and the Milwaukie Police Department on St. Patrick's Day weekend to increase patrols looking for impaired drivers.

During the Friday and Saturday enforcement effort, 15 people were arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII). One of those 15 also was charged with Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run).

Officers also issued 215 traffic citations and 109 written warnings for traffic infractions.

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

Two Traffic Division officers gave several people free rides home after a promotional effort to get a free ride was shared on Twitter. Several people took advantage of the opportunity for a free ride and as officers drove them home, they discussed the dangers of impaired driving and had good conversations with community members.

The Portland Police Bureau asks that community members support zero tolerance for impaired driving by reporting impaired drivers to 9-1-1.

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

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

Oregon Impact provides grant funding to the Portland Police Bureau to help pay for additional DUII patrols.

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UPDATE: Motorcycle Rider Killed in Traffic Crash in Northeast Portland Late Sunday - 03/20/17

The motorcycle rider killed on Sunday evening has been identified as 45-year-old Erik Thomas Fry of Northeast Portland. He was riding a 1998 Suzuki GSS motorcycle.

The driver involved in the crash, 43-year-old Andy Nguyen of Northeast Portland, was driving a 2012 Nissan Juke SUV.

Traffic investigators learned that Fry was riding southbound on 57th Avenue at a high rate of speed approaching Sandycrest Terrace. Nguyen was parked on the west side of 57th Avenue and pulled into the lane of traffic to do a U-turn to park on the eastside of the street when Fry crashed into the driver's side rear of Nguyen's vehicle.

Nguyen did not demonstrate any signs of impairment at the scene. The Oregon State Medical Examiner is awaiting toxicology results on Fry to determine if he was under the influence of intoxicants. Information provided to investigators indicates that he consumed alcoholic beverages prior to the crash.

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

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Sunday March 19, 2017, at 9:44 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a traffic crash at Northeast 57th Avenue and Sacramento Street involving a motorcycle rider and a driver.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the crash scene where they learned that the male adult motorcycle rider was unconscious. Life-saving efforts were not successful and the rider died at the scene. The other driver, also a male adult, was treated at the scene after an airbag deployment.

The intersection is closed in all directions and will remain so for several hours as officers from the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team conduct a crash investigation.

No additional updates are expected this evening.

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

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

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Homeless Man Found Deceased in Tent on Thursday Morning - No Signs of Violence - 03/20/17

On Thursday March 16, 2017, Portland Police officers located a deceased male who was living in a tent along I-84 in Northeast Portland.

At 9:19 a.m., East Precinct officers conducted a welfare check on a person in a tent at Northeast 74th Avenue and Jonesmore Street. The tent was located near the sound wall along I-84, on the south side of Jonesmore. After receiving no response, officers opened the tent and found an unresponsive man, later identified as 32-year-old Christopher Gregory Martin. Medical personnel responded to the scene and determined that Martin was deceased. A small dog (Chihuahua mix) in the tent was also suffering from some unknown medical condition and was revived by medical personnel. Multnomah County Animal Control responded and took custody of the animal.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy on Martin and is awaiting toxicology results before determining the cause of death. There were no signs of violence and no indication that Martin's death was the result of a criminal act.

Officers checking the scene found a propane lantern burning inside the tent.

The dog was transported to Dove Lewis Animal Hospital for treatment, then released to the Multnomah County Animal Shelter for possible reunification with Martin's family.

Shelter space is available for those people experiencing homelessness. Information about shelter locations is available by calling 2-1-1 or by visiting https://multco.us/joint-office-homeless-services/distribution-shelters

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Strength Program Hosting Free Self-Defense Class for LGBTQ Community (Photo) - 03/20/17

Beginning Monday April 3, 2017, the Portland Police Bureau Strength Programs will be hosting a free self-defense class for members of the LGBTQ community, open to all gender identities.

Registration will be open on Tuesday March 21, 2017 and classes will be held on Mondays April 3, 10 and 17, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m, at the Portland Community College Southeast Campus, 2305 Southeast 82nd Avenue - Community Hall Room 124.

Interested parties are encouraged to register by email at womenstrength.pb@portlandoregon.gov or by calling 503-823-0260.

Participants must take all three classes as each class builds on the last.

To learn more about the Bureau's Strength Programs, please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/35911

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UPDATE: Shooting Investigation Underway in Northwest Portland - One Person Injured - 03/19/17

Portland Police Bureau Assault Detail detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances of this morning's shooting in Northwest Portland. The victim's injuries were not life-threatening and he is expected to survive.

Central Precinct officers, assisted by a contingent of officers assigned to the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) searched a residence in the apartment building but did not locate the suspect.

Based on preliminary investigation, detective believe the victim and suspect know each other. The suspect left the area and is described as a white male in his 40s.

One person contacted during the investigation was arrested on an unrelated warrant and booked into jail. Two other people were detained and released.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact Detective Tony Harris at 503-823-0768, tony.harris@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Sunday March 19, 2017, at 7:17 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a residence in the Northwest Tower Apartments, located at 335 Northwest 19th Avenue, on the report of a shooting.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a male adult suffering from non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. He has been transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment.

Officers are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the shooting but have not developed any suspect information.

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

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Eastmoreland Neighborhood Kidnapping, Attempted Rape Suspect Arrested on Thursday (Photo) - 03/17/17

On Thursday March 16, 2017, Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives arrested 27-year-old David Abraham Marcus in connection with the June 2016 kidnapping and attempted rape of a woman in Southeast Portland.

Marcus was booked into the Multnomah County Jail early Friday morning on charges of Kidnap in the First Degree and Attempted Rape in the First Degree.

This investigation started on June 22, 2016, at 12:20 a.m., when Central Precinct officers responded to Southeast 27th Avenue and Bybee Boulevard on the report of an attempted abduction.

Officers arrived and spoke with the 22-year-old female victim who told police that she was walking home from the QFC grocery store at Southeast Milwaukie Avenue and Duke Street. The victim told police that she was walking eastbound on Bybee Boulevard and was approaching 27th Avenue when an unknown man came up behind her, grabbed her in a bear hug and started pulling her towards the Eastmoreland Golf Course parking lot. The victim told police that the suspect continued to pull her towards the back of a vehicle and tried to push her inside.

The victim told police that she fought and screamed and was able to break away from the suspect and run. The victim told police that she ran to a nearby house and asked them to call 9-1-1. The victim did not require medical attention at the scene.

The victim described the suspect as a white, Hispanic or mixed-race male in his 30s, oval-faced, no facial hair, approximately 6'00" tall, thick build, thick fingers, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, possibly wearing blue jeans, and unknown style work boots. The victim described the vehicle as a newer SUV, with a split-opening style tailgate, with the glass pulling up and the tailgate pulling down.

Detectives conducted extensive investigation but did not immediately develop any leads. This week, new information was developed leading to the identification and arrest of Marcus.

Anyone with information about Marcus or this incident is asked to contact Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033, Anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Vince Cui at 503-823-9786, vince.cui@portlandoregon.gov.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to offer the following tips for people who walk, ride or jog alone:

* Be aware of your surroundings.
* Consider bringing a cell phone.
* If listening to music, keep one ear free to listen to your surroundings.
* Tell someone where you are going, and when you expect to return.

The Portland Police Bureau Strength Programs provide free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area.

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

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Early Morning Shooting Injures 49-Year-Old Woman - No Suspect Information - 03/17/17

On Friday March 17, 2017, at 3:24 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast Mallory Avenue and Beech Street on the report of gunfire.

Officers arrived in the area and located a 49-year-old woman suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to a leg. Medical personnel responded to the scene and transported the victim to a Portland hospital for treatment.

Officers canvassing the area located a crime scene and evidence of gunfire but did not learn of any suspect information as the victim was not cooperative.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333 or send information to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov, reference case #17-79807.

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Grand Jury Determines Officers Use of Deadly Force Justified in February Shooting in Southeast Portland (Photo) - 03/16/17

On Wednesday March 15, 2017, a Multnomah County Grand Jury determined that two Portland Police Bureau officers were justified in their use of deadly force in the February 2017 shooting of 56-year-old Don Perkins. Perkins recovered from his injuries and was civilly committed for mental health treatment. The officers involved in the shooting were Officer Roger Walsh and Officer Bradley Clark, both 11-year-veterans assigned to Central Precinct.

The investigation started on February 9, 2017, at 6:31 p.m., when Central Precinct officers responded to a 9-1-1 call regarding a 56-year-old man (later identified as Perkins) who was threatening to commit suicide. Information gathered by the Bureau of Emergency Communications (BOEC) suggested that Perkins was near the 2100 block of Southeast Lafayette Street.

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

Officers, including an Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT) officer, contacted Perkins and began to communicate with him. During the contact with Perkins, the officers developed information that he possessed a handgun. As officers were attempting to continue communication, Perkins dropped something out of the van that officers believed was a handgun. Perkins exited the van then reached for the item which resulted in an officer firing a single shot at him. Perkins told the officers they were going to have to shoot him and he moved back towards the item, resulting in officers firing additional shots that struck Perkins. Officers made a plan to safely approach Perkins and get him medical attention. Perkins was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to his injuries. The item Perkins dropped was later determined to be a realistic-looking replica firearm (photo released). A second replica handgun was seized as evidence from Perkins' van.

Through the investigation, detectives learned that Perkins was under the influence of prescription narcotics and when police arrived, he attempted to force the officers to shoot and kill him as a method of suicide commonly known as "suicide by cop."

Officer-involved shootings fortunately are a rare occurrence and receive a high level of investigation and internal review. As part of the use of force review process, the Bureau will conduct an internal review of the entire incident and the case will go before the Police Review Board (PRB), which is comprised of community members, Bureau members and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division.

The investigative reports and grand jury transcripts (when completed) will be posted to the Bureau's web page, https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/52175 where information about all officer-involved shooting investigations since 2010 is publicly available.

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 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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

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Make Your Own Luck - Don't Drive Drunk on #StPatricksDay2017 (Photo) - 03/16/17

On St. Patrick's Day weekend, the Portland Police Bureau will be partnered with the Oregon State Police (OSP) and other metro area law enforcement to keep the roadways safe from impaired drivers.

OSP will be bringing it's mobile DUII bus to Portland to assist with the processing of drunk drivers.

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

We hope everyone will enjoy this years St. Patrick's Day celebrations responsibly. If you choose to drink, please do it responsibly and remember that buzzed driving is drunk driving.

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

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

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

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Burglars Arrested at Northeast Portland Home -- One Sleeping in Dog Kennel (Photo) - 03/15/17

On Tuesday March 14, 2017, at 5:42 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 12300 block of Northeast Multnomah Street on the report of a residential burglary.

Officers arrived in the area and checked the surrounding yard, initially not finding anyone. As officers checked the inside of the home, they saw someone curled up sleeping in a large dog kennel. Officers contacted the person, woke him up and took him into custody without incident.

The suspect in the kennel, 43-year-old Bruce Ewing Drumright, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Burglary in the Second Degree.

A second suspect, 58-year-old Gene Edward Maller, was found hiding in the backyard where he was arrested without incident. Maller was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Burglary in the First Degree. Maller was also held on a parole violation.

Property stolen from the victim's home was found in the yard, including money stolen from a child's bedroom.

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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Detectives Arrest 29-Year-Old Man Friday for Multiple Counts of Aggravated Identity Theft and UUV (Photo) - 03/15/17

On Friday March 10, 2017, Portland Police Bureau detectives arrested 29-year-old Brock Mathews Kelland as part of an identity theft investigation. Kelland was booked into the Clackamas County Jail on multiple counts of Aggravated Identity Theft, delivery of heroin and methamphetamine, possession of a stolen vehicle (Landover), and other charges.

Portland Police detectives conducted a search warrant, assisted by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office S.W.A.T. Team, at 7907 Southeast Roslyn Street in Milwaukie. Detectives seized over a hundred stolen credit reports and applications taken from All Car Auto Sales, located at 20105 Southeast Mcloughlin Boulevard in Gladstone. Detectives learned that old files were stored in a bathroom at the location (photo attached). Additionally, detectives seized numerous items of stolen property, cash, methamphetamine, and heroin.

Detectives learned that customers' credit reports were stolen from the dealership and Kelland was using the information to create fake Oregon drivers licenses for a group of people who would use them to obtain instant credit accounts at local retailers.

A Multnomah County Grand Jury has also indicted 47-year-old Jeffrey Scott Milstein and 25-year-old Dominick Ray Grant George on charges connected with this investigation. George was arrested on March 7, 2017, and has remained in custody at the Multnomah County Jail.

Milstein currently has warrants for Identity Theft. Anyone with information about Milstein's whereabouts should contact local law enforcement.

Customers that have visited that dealership and have provided information should contact credit bureaus to determine if they have been the victim of identity theft. For more information on how to prevent identity theft, visit http://www.doj.state.or.us/consumer/Pages/id_theft.aspx

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Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 03/13/17

The Portland Police Bureau directs member action through the establishment of policy, procedure and rule, as found within Bureau directives.

Currently, the Bureau in the process of reviewing all of its directives and is asking for the community's feedback regarding the following:

* 740.00 - Explosive Device Incidents and EDU
* 415.00 - Return to Work
* 810.10 - Arrest of Foreign Nationals
* 630.70 - Mobile Audio Video Procedures
* 317.40 - Authorized Use of Bureau Resources

Community members are encouraged to read the directives and provide drafting comments at:
http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/59757

This webpage also enables community members to sign up for email notifications when new directives are posted for review.

These directives will remain posted and comments collected for 15 calendar days. Prior to enactment by the Chief of Police, a finalized version of the directive(s) will again be posted for review for 15 calendar days.

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Grand Jury Determines Deadly Force Justified in February Shooting - 03/13/17

On Friday March 10, 2017, a Multnomah County Grand Jury returned a "no true bill" in the shooting death of 32-year-old Jason Gerald Petersen in February 2017.

The grand jury determined that no criminal prosecution was warranted as a result of the use of deadly force by 47-year-old Charlie Win Chan.

This investigation began on February 20, 2017, at 2:38 p.m., when East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 5800 block of Southeast 82nd Avenue. Officers and medical personnel arrived and located Petersen suffering from a single gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment but died later that evening.

Detectives have learned that Petersen entered the Golden Key Insurance Agency and confronted Chan, the business owner, about some missing personal property Petersen had left on the front porch of the business. During this confrontation Chan stated that Petersen threatened to kill him and burn down his business. Petersen then left the building. About five minutes later, Chan went outside where he stated that Petersen attacked him, resulting in the shooting. Chan, a valid concealed handgun license holder, called 9-1-1 to report the shooting and cooperated with the subsequent investigation. Petersen was not armed at the time of the shooting.

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Multiple Reports of Hate Graffiti in Southeast Portland's Richmond Neighborhood - 03/13/17

On Sunday March 12, 2017, Central Precinct officers responded to numerous reports of hate graffiti tagged onto cars, sidewalks, garages, and other property in Southeast Portland's Richmond Neighborhood.

Officers began responding to reports at approximately 8:15 a.m. along Southeast 33rd Avenue, between Division Street and Powell Boulevard. The responding officer noted several Nazi swastikas were painted on property including cars, trees, fences, and other property. Some victims and neighbors were able to clean the graffiti off pretty quickly.

One witness reported seeing a white male with a backpack in the area prior to noticing the graffiti but that person was not located.

At least six vehicles were damaged along with other property in the neighborhood.

Anyone who was a victim of vandalism that has not filed a police report is encouraged to do so by calling the police non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

Anyone with information about this incident, including any neighborhood surveillance video, is encouraged to share it by email, CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov

To learn more about the City of Portland Graffiti Abatement Program, please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/32420

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Suspect Arrested After Traffic Pursuit in East Precinct Late Saturday Night (Photo) - 03/12/17

On Saturday March 11, 2017, at 11:34 p.m., East Precinct officers attempted to stop a driver in a red 2000 Honda Civic in the area of Southeast 113th Avenue and Division Street but the driver began to elude the police.

The driver led police on a chase in the neighborhood as officers attempted to use numerous pursuit intervention techniques to end the pursuit. At approximately 11:47 p.m., officers were able to get the driver stopped at Southeast 112th Avenue and Division Street where he was taken into custody.

22-year-old Levi Denison was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charge of Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Reckless Driving. Additionally, Denison was lodged on a parole violation.

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Suspect Arrested After Gunfire in Pearl District Damages Parked Vehicle (Photo) - 03/12/17

On Saturday March 11, 2017, at 5:57 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the area of Northwest 15th Avenue and Hoyt Street. Multiple callers to 9-1-1 were providing updates on the suspect's description and direction of travel after the shooting.

Officers arrived in the area and located the suspect walking out of a parking garage. The suspect was taken into custody and a handgun was seized from the suspect's backpack.

Officers learned that the suspect fired multiple rounds, striking a parked pickup truck. Officers further learned that the suspect was out to dinner with his girlfriend and another friend. The suspect got upset, left the restaurant, damaged the friend's car, then fired several gunshots.

29-year-old Anthony Santiago Rivera was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Discharging a Firearm in the City (five counts), and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree. Rivera will be arraigned on Monday.

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Drunk Driver Crashes into Police Car Blocking Traffic at Crash Investigation (Photo) - 03/11/17

On Friday March 10, 2017, at 9:46 p.m., East Precinct and Traffic Division officers were investigating a crash in the 3800 block of Northeast 82nd Avenue, where a pedestrian was hit by a driver.

While officers were conducting a crash investigation, a driver crashed into a marked police car that was blocking the northbound lanes of traffic. The police car's emergency lights were on at the time of the crash, no officers were inside the vehicle.

Officers contacted the driver, determined that the driver was under the influence of alcohol and took the driver into custody.

22-year-old Kiri Anna Guthridge was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) and Reckless Driving.

The pedestrian injured in the initial crash suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries.

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

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

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

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Friday Night Crash Injures Three People - One Driver Cited for DUII, Another Driver May Face Charges - 03/11/17

On Friday March 10, 2017, at 10:34 p.m., Central Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a serious traffic crash on Southwest Naito Parkway at Market Street.

Officers, firefighters and medical personnel arrived and found four vehicles involved in the crash - one vehicle rolled over. Five people suffered injuries, three required transport by ambulance to Portland hospitals.

Traffic officers learned that 34-year-old Maika Otsuki was driving a gray Infiniti SUV northbound on Naito when Otsuki veered into oncoming traffic, collided with a tree on the westside of the street, then crashed into a 2009 Toyota Camry being driven by 51-year-old Heidi Dirkse-Graw.

The collision caused the Camry to spin and crash into a Red Subaru Forester driven by 38-year-old Ernest Syes. The Infiniti rolled over, landing behind the Toyota Camry and crashed into a fourth car, a 2009 Ford Focus driven by 27-year-old Carissa Cunningham.

Otsuki, Dirkse-Graw and her passenger 34-year-old Richard Graw, were all transported by ambulance to Portland hospitals with various injuries that were serious but not life-threatening.

Officers determined that Dirkse-Graw was impaired by alcohol, so she was issued a criminal citation for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII). Otsuki's driving behavior remains under investigation and she may face charges upon completion of the investigation. Neither Syes or Cunningham were seriously injured.

Southwest Naito Parkway reopened to all traffic at approximately 2:00 a.m.

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

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

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

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UPDATE #2 - ARREST: Fatal Hit and Run Crash Investigation Underway on Southeast Stark Street (Photo) - 03/10/17

The victim in last night's fatal hit and run was 37-year-old Corey Deshawn Simmons. His family was located and notified out of state.

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At 4:45 a.m. on Friday, the suspect involved in this fatal hit and run crash turned himself in to police. 23-year-old Israel Aldama-Sanchez was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Criminally Negligent Homicide and Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run). Aldama-Sanchez will be arraigned on Monday in Multnomah County Court.

The victim has been identified as a 37-year-old male. His name will be released after his family is located and notified.

Traffic investigators learned that the suspect was driving westbound on Stark Street approaching 148th Avenue when he struck the victim then turned left onto 148th Avenue, leaving the scene.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact Officer Chris Johnson at 503-823-2213, chris.johnson@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Thursday March 9, 2017, at 11:19 p.m., East Precinct responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a driver at Southeast 148th Avenue and Stark Street. The 9-1-1 caller reported that the driver fled the area in a dark-colored vehicle, last seen southbound on 148th Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a pedestrian deceased at the scene and evidence of a vehicle collision.

The intersection of Southeast 148th and Stark Street (to 151st Avenue) will be closed for several hours due to the investigation.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to the scene.

No additional updates are expected until Friday.

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

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

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

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39 Citations, 20 Warnings in Thursday Night #VisionZero Traffic Safety Mission on Division Street (Photo) - 03/10/17

On Thursday March 9, 2017, from approximately 6:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division, assisted by the Transit Police Division, and East, North and Central Precinct officers, conducted a Vision Zero traffic safety mission on Southeast Division Street, between 96th and 162nd Avenues. Division Street was selected for this effort after the Portland City Council reduced the posted speed from 35 to 30 miles per hour in response to numerous injury and fatal crashes.

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

In total, 39 citations for 51 separate violations were issued as well as 20 written warnings. Two drivers were arrested on outstanding warrants and officers located one runaway juvenile.

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

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

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

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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 31-Year-Old (Photo) - 03/08/17

31-year-old Ampersand Crates has been located safe and is no longer missing.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate a missing 31-year-old. person.

Ampersand Crates was last seen at Crates' Southeast Portland home on Monday night at approximately 11:00 p.m. Crates left home in Crates' small black vehicle, possibly with out-of-state plates and numerous bumper stickers. Crates' friends report that it is unusual for Crates to be gone for an extended period of time and that they are concerned Crates may be in a mental health crisis.

Crates is described as white, 5'3" tall, 160 pounds, with short blonde hair.

Anyone seeing Crates is asked to call 9-1-1 so police can check her welfare. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact Detective Lori Fonken at 503-823-1081, lori.fonken@portlandoregon.gov.

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34 Citations, 26 Warnings in Monday Night #VisionZero Traffic Safety Mission on Division Street (Photo) - 03/07/17

On Monday March 7, 2017, from approximately 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division, assisted by East Precinct officers, conducted a Vision Zero traffic safety mission on Southeast Division Street, between 82nd and 148th Avenue. Division Street was selected for this effort after the Portland City Council reduced the posted speed from 35 to 30 miles per hour in response to numerous injury and fatal crashes.

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

In total, 34 citations for 46 separate violations were issued as well as 26 written warnings. One driver was cited after traveling at 53 MPH in the 30 MPH zone.

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

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

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

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Bomb Threat at Jewish Community Center on Monday Night Under Investigation - 03/07/17

On Monday March 6, 2017, at 8:28 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Mittleman Jewish Community Center, located at 6651 Southwest Capitol Highway, on the report of a bomb threat.

Officers contacted employees at the center and consulted with the Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit (Bomb Squad) on how to proceed with a safe search of the facility. Several officers walked with employees through the building and did not find any suspicious items requiring a Bomb Squad response.

At this point, it is not known if the threat to the Mittleman Jewish Community Center is in any way connected with other incidents across the country. The Portland Police Bureau is continuing to investigate and has been in communication with federal law enforcement regarding the incident.

Portland Police officers have regularly been providing extra patrol to the community center and other facilities after reports of threats occurring across the United States.

Anyone with information about this incident should email CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov, reference case #17-67367.

Anyone receiving a bomb threat should immediately call 9-1-1.

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Public Indecency Suspect Arrested - Detectives Concerned about Additional Victims (Photo) - 03/06/17

On February 26, 2017, East Precinct officers were called to a business near Southeast 162nd Avenue and Division Street regarding an individual who was following a woman around while staring at her and masturbating. The suspect, later identified 23-year-old William James Wimberly Jr., was gone by the time officers arrived but was arrested the following day when he returned to the business, the Baby Goods Baby Store. Video surveillance of the business corroborates the 33-year-old female victim's report as well as capturing Mr. Wimberly casually strolling the aisles while masturbating.

Mr. Wimberly was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a felony parole detainer and was later charged with Public Indecency (felony level). Detectives believe that there may be other incidents that have not been reported to police.

Anyone with information about unreported activities involving Wimberly is asked to please contact Detective Cory Stenzel at 503-823-0453, cory.stenzel@portlandoregon.gov.

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Suicidal Male Threatening to Jump from Steel Bridge on Sunday Afternoon Transported to the Hospital - 03/06/17

On Sunday March 5, 2017, at 3:01 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the north side of the Steel Bridge on the report of a man hanging onto the railing over the Willamette River.

Officers arrived and saw a man standing on the edge of the bridge, hanging off towards the water. A Good Samaritan stopped and was talking with the distraught man prior to police arrival.

Officers spoke with the distraught 44-year-old man and learned that he was in a mental health crisis and was considering suicide. Officers convinced the man to come back over the railing and go to the hospital for treatment. The man agreed and allowed officers to help him over the railing. He was taken to a Portland hospital on a Police Officer Hold (POH).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Drunk Driver Arrested After Crashing into Man in Wheelchair (PHOTO) (UPDATE) (Photo) - 03/05/17

UPDATE: Photo added

On Saturday March 4, 2017, at 11:57 p.m., East Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to Southeast Cesar E Chavez Boulevard and Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard on the report of a traffic crash involving a vehicle and a person in a wheelchair.


Officers, firefighters and medical personnel arrived and located a 36-year-old male lying in the street, a damaged wheelchair and vehicle with front bumper damage.


A witness reported a red Toyota Tacoma struck the 36-year-old man in his wheelchair as he crossed Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard in the crosswalk. The man suffered serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment.


The driver of the red 2002 Toyota Tacoma was identified as 55-year-old Tami Stein. During the investigation traffic officers determined that Stein was impaired by alcohol at the time of the crash. She was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) and Reckless Driving and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.


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


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


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


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UPDATE #2 -- ARREST MADE -- HOMICIDE: Death Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland - Suspicious Circumstances (Photo) - 03/04/17

On Friday March 3, 2017, at 9:40 p.m. the Hillsboro Police Department and Washington County Tactical Negotiation Team (TNT) in cooperation with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division Homicide Unit, arrested 33-year-old Alexander Rico Ortiz for multiple arrest warrants.

Ortiz was arrested in the 700 block of Southeast Cedar Street in Hillsboro, Oregon for multiple warrants.

Ortiz was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center for Aggravated Murder, two separate counts of Rape in the first degree, Aggravated Animal Abuse in the first degree, and an Oregon State Parole Violation.

Ortiz's warrants come as a result of an investigation into the February 27, 2017, homicide of 59-year-old Eleazar "Tony" Herrera Villegas and the killing of his Jack Russell Terrier named Max. Ortiz was also wanted for a sexual assault which occurred the same day as the homicide at a hotel near the 3800 block of Northeast 82nd Avenue and in connection with a sexual assault that occurred in Hillsboro, Oregon during the middle of February.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319, Mark.Slater@portlandoregon.gov. or Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762, Eriik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov

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Homicide detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a man and a dog last night inside a Northeast Portland apartment.

Today, the Oregon State Medical Examiner determined that 59-year-old Eleazar "Tony" Herrera Villegas died of homicidal violence.

The dog found dead in the residence, Max, was a Jack Russell Terrier and will have a necropsy performed at Oregon State University.

The victim resided at the apartment with his girlfriend. She is cooperating with investigators and is not a suspect.

This is an active investigation and no additional details can be released.

Homicide detectives are asking area residents of The Terrace at Columbia Knoll, The Heights at Columbia Knoll and the surrounding area (The Grotto) to report any suspicious activity or persons in the area on Monday afternoon.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9313, mark.slater@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762, erik.kammerer@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Monday February 27, 2017, at 3:44 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a deceased male and a deceased dog inside a residence in the 8300 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

Officers arrived at the scene and located a deceased male inside the residence as well as a deceased dog. The Medical Examiner responded to the scene to begin the death investigation. Based on observations at the scene, Homicide detectives are responding to further the investigation.

At this point, the cause of death has not been determined but the circumstances are suspicious.

Interested media should stage in the apartment complex driveway off of 82nd Avenue, south of Sandy Boulevard. The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene, ETA 30 minutes.

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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Monday March 6 at 8:00 a.m. - 03/03/17

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

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

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

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Shooting Investigation in Northeast Portland's Woodlawn Neighborhood - No Known Victims - 03/02/17

On Thursday March 2, 2017, at 2:16 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 1600 block of Northeast Liberty Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire and witnesses hearing gunfire and seeing some people run away. An unknown make and model vehicle was also seen leaving the area.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Make Your Own Luck - Don't Drive Drunk #StPatricksDay2017 (Photo) - 03/02/17

During the month of February 2017, Portland Police Bureau officers arrested 29 impaired drivers for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII). Additional officers have been dedicated to patrolling our streets and specifically looking for impaired drivers during the month of March.

Additional DUII enforcement units will be added during the month of March to ensure community safety and to prevent needless tragedies to loved ones within our community. Already this year, the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division has responded to five fatal crashes and hundreds of additional traumatic injury crashes.

We hope everyone will enjoy this years St. Patrick's Day and Spring Break celebrations responsibly. Please continue to find your designated drivers, use mass transit, taxis, or rideshare services. If you choose to drink, please do it responsibly and remember that buzzed driving is drunk driving.

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

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

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

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Portland Police Bureau Swearing in Seven New Police Officers, Three Professional Staff Today (Photo) - 03/02/17

Today, Thursday March 2, 2017, at 9:00 a.m., the Portland Police Bureau will be swearing in seven new police officers and three professional staff members.

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

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

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Shooting Investigation Underway in East Portland - One Person Injured - 03/01/17

On Wednesday March 1, 2017, at 2:05 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the area of Southeast 129th Avenue and East Burnside Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located a male in his 20s suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers applied a tourniquet to the victim's injury as they awaited medical personnel to arrive at the scene. The victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Evidence of gunfire was located on Southeast 129th Avenue, just south of Burnside. 129th will be closed to traffic from Burnside to Stark Street.

Preliminary information indicates that the suspect or suspects fled the area eastbound on Burnside or Stark Street in a silver sedan.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team is responding to conduct an investigation into the shooting.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Cold Case Homicide Unit Billboards Posted Featuring 25 Unsolved Cases (Photo) - 03/01/17

The Portland Police Bureau's Cold Case Homicide Unit, in partnership with Pacific Outdoor Advertising, is featuring several unsolved homicide cases on billboards throughout the Portland area.

The five billboards featured five unsolved cases on each billboard, totaling 25 unsolved homicides.

The billboards are at the following locations:

* West Burnside Street at 21st Avenue (Billboard 080548)
* Southeast Foster Road at 70th Avenue (Billboard 085133)
* Southeast Division Street at 148th Avenue (Billboard 086549)
* Northeast Glisan Street at 92nd Avenue (Billboard 088781)
* North Interstate Avenue at Kilpatrick Street (Billboard 093366)

The Cold Case Homicide Unit appreciates the support of Pacific Outdoor Advertising in helping develop the signage and identifying good locations for maximum exposure to help solve these cases.

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 four 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 all cold case homicides is available for review by visiting https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/35696

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved homicide and tipsters can remain anonymous. Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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