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Major Crash Team Responding to Investigate a Crash in Southeast Portland - 02/12/16
On Friday February 12, 2016, at 8:35 p.m., East Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report that two drivers crashed at Southeast 90th Avenue and Division Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and contacted both drivers who needed medical attention. Both drivers have been transported to Portland hospitals, one with potentially life-threatening injuries.

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

The intersection of Southeast 90th Avenue and Division Street will remain closed for several hours due to the crash investigation.

No further updates are expected to be released this evening.

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

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

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Death Investigation Underway After Man Jumps From Downtown Building - 02/12/16
On Friday February 12, 2016, at 4:45 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southwest 2nd Avenue, between Yamhill and Morrison Streets, on the report that a man jumped from the roof of a building and landed on a parked car.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a male in his 20s or 30s suffering traumatic injuries. Medical efforts to save the man were not successful and he died at the scene.

Officers learned that the unidentified man may have entered the building several hours earlier and was not seen again.

The scene is now clear and the Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the man's identity and cause of death.

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 Officer Resigns After Pleading Guilty to Official Misconduct - 02/12/16
On Friday February 12, 2016, Officer Jeromie Palaoro pled guilty to one count of Official Misconduct in the First Degree in Multnomah County Court and resigned from the Portland Police Bureau.

Palaoro was the subject of a criminal and internal investigation that began in July 2015 after the Bureau became aware of misconduct allegations.

As part of his plea agreement, Palaoro also had his police certification revoked by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) and may no longer serve as a police officer.

"The Portland Police Bureau takes allegations of misconduct seriously," said Chief Lawrence P. O'Dea III. "I appreciate the work of the Detective Division and the District Attorney's Office for their work on this case to bring about a resolution."

As is standard procedure, the Bureau will complete the internal investigation.

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Suspect Fires Gunshots at Victim Over Camping Dispute in Downtown Portland - No Known Injuries - 02/11/16
On Thursday February 11, 2016, at 8:36 p.m., Central Precinct responded to Northwest Naito Parkway under the Broadway Bridge on a second hand report that someone was firing a gun under the bridge.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted witnesses who told police that two homeless men were arguing over a camping spot when one of the men pulled a handgun and fired several shots towards the other man. Both men ran away and there were no reported injuries.

Officers canvassing the area located evidence of gunfire consistent with witness statements. There is no suspect description to share at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333, reference case #16-45943.

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Driver Arrested After Nearly Hitting Construction Workers, Attempting to Elude Police in Downtown Portland (Photo) - 02/10/16
On Wednesday February 10, 2016, a 29-year-old man was arrested after leading police on two separate slow-speed traffic pursuits in Downtown Portland.

The driver, 29-year-old Frederick John Dekraker, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempt to Elude by Vehicle (two counts), and Reckless Driving (two counts), Recklessly Endangering Workers (four counts). He will be arraigned on Thursday.

At 9:46 a.m., two Family Services Division officers attempted to stop a dark blue 2001 Chevrolet Suburban on Southwest 3rd Avenue near Washington Street for traffic violations. The driver did not stop and drove away from the police. Due to vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic in Downtown Portland, the pursuit was quickly terminated.

At 12:23 p.m., Assistant Chief Bob Day and Chief Larry O'Dea were in a car stopped on Southwest Jefferson Street at Broadway when they saw the same vehicle speed through the intersection, nearly hitting several construction workers and sending traffic cones flying. The Chiefs attempted to stop the vehicle (initially unaware of the earlier incident) but the driver did not yield and continued driving southbound on Broadway but was stopping at red lights and not exceeding the speed limit.

Several blocks into the pursuit, the driver stopped, got out of the SUV, and started to lay down on the ground then got up and got back into the vehicle, driving away. The driver led police up to the VA Hospital in Southwest Portland and pulled into a parking structure where he was taken into custody without incident.

None of the construction workers were injured by the driver's actions.

Booking photo credit: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Group photo credit: Portland Police Bureau

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Southwest Portland Market Robbed at Gunpoint Overnight - No Injuries - 02/10/16
On Wednesday February 10, 2016, at 12:19 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Swan Mart, located at 4440 Southwest Barbur Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to the employee who told police that the suspect entered the market and demanded money. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the store in an unknown direction.

Several officers, including a Police Canine Unit, searched the neighborhood but did not locate the suspect.

The suspect is described as an African American male in his 20s or 30s, 5'8" tall, medium build, wearing a dark jacket or hooded sweatshirt, gray pants, armed with a handgun.

Anyone with information about this robbery should contact Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405.

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Armed Suspect Robs Southeast Portland Tavern - No Injuries - 02/09/16
On Tuesday February 9, 2016, at 12:30 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Foster Gardens Tavern, located at 7855 Southeast Foster Road.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that the suspect entered the bar, armed with a handgun, and demanded money.

After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left and was last seen walking northbound on Southeast 79th Avenue from Foster Road.

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

The suspect is described as a white male, taller than average, thin build, wearing dark clothing and armed with a handgun.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333, reference case #16-42948.

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Central Precinct Officers Arrest Car Prowler in Northwest Portland's Pearl District (Photo) - 02/09/16
On Tuesday February 9, 2016, at 4:06 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the REI parking garage, located at 1405 Northwest Johnson Street on the report that two suspects, one wearing a black mask and the other tying a bandana over his face, were seen walking into the parking garage.

Officers arrived in the area and established containment around the building before beginning to search for the two suspects. Officers located one suspect on the fourth floor. The suspect ran from officers, jumped a retaining wall to drop to the third floor, narrowly missing a police car driving through the garage. The suspect then forced his way through an exterior mesh window covering and climbed out onto a glass awning above the sidewalk. Officers outside the garage convinced the suspect to climb down where he was taken into custody.

Officers, including a Police Canine Unit, continued to search the garage but did not locate the second suspect. Officers did locate several cars that had been prowled.

The suspect, 30-year-old James Patrick Brown, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree and Attempted Possession of Methamphetamine. Brown was also lodged on a parole violation.

The second suspect was not located by police.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind community members to keep the interior of their vehicles "showroom" clean. Community members are advised never to leave valuables, including bags, purses, wallets, briefcases, laptops, tablets, cell phones, loose change or anything that may appear valuable to a thief in plain view.

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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Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Kerns Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 02/08/16
On Monday February 8, 2016, at 12:26 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast 24th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard on the report that an occupant of one car was shooting at the occupant of another car.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire at Northeast 24th Avenue and Irving Street. Officers also located a vehicle parked near Northeast 12th Avenue and Irving Street that may be related to the shooting.

Benson High School was placed into a precautionary lockout due to the proximity to the shooting but it does not appear the incident has any direct relationship with the school.

No gunshot victims have been located at the scene or have arrived at any area hospitals.

Based on the initial information, the Gang Enforcement Team (GET) is responding to conduct an investigation into the shooting.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has information is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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Officers Conducting Bar Check in Southeast Portland Arrest Man with a Stolen Handgun (Photo) - 02/07/16
On Sunday February 7, 2016, at 12:27 a.m., Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers conducted a walk-through at the Shamrock Bar, located at 4919 Southeast 82nd Avenue, after reports of an earlier fight where a subject may have had a gun.

Officers noticed a man acting very nervous in the bar so they contacted him. During their contact, officers located a loaded handgun in his pants pocket.

The man, 33-year-old Rontonio Augustus, was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Firearm. Additionally, Augustus was held on a parole violation on an original charge of Attempted Murder. He will be arraigned on Monday.

Officers learned that the handgun was stolen in a car prowl.

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UPDATE: 28-Year-Old Woman Arrested After Leading Police on Traffic Pursuit in North Portland - 02/06/16
28-year-old Amanda Christine Shelton was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Second Degree, Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Reckless Driving (four counts), and Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII). She will be arraigned on Monday. Shelton may face additional charges at a later time.

No booking photo is currently available.

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On Saturday February 6, 2016, at 12:24 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast 70th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard on the report of a reckless driver in a white SUV.

As officers were responding to the area, numerous calls were made to 9-1-1 by witnesses to the reckless driving in the area, heading northwest into North Precinct. Officers received information that a witness heard someone in the vehicle saying something about a gun and that the driver seemed to be trying to run people off of the road. Another witness reported seeing a young person seated in the front seat crying.

North Precinct officers spotted the vehicle near North Interstate Avenue and Lombard Street, where the suspect rammed a patrol car then sped out of the area. Officers pursued the suspect to the area of North Cecelia Street and Portsmouth Avenue, where officers successfully utilized a Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT) to spin the vehicle out and get the suspect stopped.

Officers took the driver, a 28-year-old female, into custody. Officer located three children in the vehicle, all of whom were unharmed. The children are approximately 3, 5 and 11 years old and are related to the driver. They will be turned over to family.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team has responded to conduct an investigation into the suspect's actions.

No officers or community members were injured as a result of the suspect's actions today.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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Central Precinct Conducting a Death Investigation After Woman Jumps or Falls from Downtown Building - 02/06/16
On Saturday February 6, 2016, at 12:46 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southwest Yamhill Street, between 6th Avenue and Broadway, on the report that a woman jumped from a Downtown building and was deceased.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the woman and confirmed that she was deceased. The woman appears to be an adult, possibly 40 to 60 years old.

At this point, there is no indication of foul play. Witness information indicates that she either jumped or fell from at least the 5th floor of a nearby building.

Street traffic is not affected, however the sidewalk is closed as the investigation continues.

The Medical Examiner responded to the scene to conduct a death investigation.

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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Mother Arraigned on Criminal Mistreatment Charges Connected to Her Boyfriend's Sexual Activity with Her Child - 02/05/16
On Friday February 5, 2016, 42-year-old Janet Lynn Porter was arraigned in Multnomah County Court on six counts of Criminal Mistreatment in the First Degree, a felony, after her indictment by a Multnomah County Grand Jury.

Porter was arraigned out of custody and was not booked into jail on the charges.

The indictment stems from an October 2015 investigation that started when her boyfriend, 41-year-old Thomas Gene Duncan Jr., was arrested after a federal investigation into child pornography. During that investigation, Portland Police Bureau Child Abuse Team detectives learned that Duncan had been sexually active with Porter's 12-year-old daughter.

Duncan was indicted on numerous sex crime charges by a Multnomah County Grand Jury and is facing additional federal charges. He is currently in federal custody and has not yet been arraigned on the Multnomah County charges.

At this point there is no information of any additional victims but anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Stephen Gandy at 503-823-0185, stephen.gandy@portlandoregon.gov.

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UPDATE #2: Driver of Toyota Crashes Head-On Into TriMet Bus Being Driven on Mt. Scott Boulevard (Photo) - 02/05/16
The driver killed in last night's crash has been identified as 45-year-old Ronnie Bernard Davis Sr.

The TriMet bus operator was treated and released from the hospital.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. When the investigation is complete, the case will be reviewed by the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office.

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The driver of the Toyota has died at a Portland hospital.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is continuing their investigation into the crash.

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

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

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On Thursday February 4, 2016, at 6:22 p.m., East Precinct and Transit Police Division officers responded to Southeast 104th Avenue and Mt. Scott Boulevard on the report that a driver crashed head-on into a TriMet Bus being driven up the hill.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and contacted both drivers to check for injuries. The male adult driver of the Toyota had potentially life-threatening injuries requiring ambulance transport to a Portland hospital.

The TriMet bus driver was transported by ambulance to a Clackamas County hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries. There was one passenger on the bus that was not injured.

Preliminary information indicates that the driver of the Toyota was traveling down the hill on Mt. Scott Boulevard, crossed over the center-line and crashed into the TriMet bus driver, who was traveling up the hill.

The Traffic Division and Transit Police Division are investigating the crash.

Photos courtesy of the Portland Police Bureau.

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Public's Help Sought to Locate a 40-Year-Old Woman - Missing Since September 2015 (Photo) - 02/05/16
The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate a missing 40-year-old woman, last seen in September 2015.

40-year-old Jennifer Lee Brown is described as a white female, 5'9" tall, 150 pounds, with blonde or brown hair.

Brown was last seen in mid-September 2015 visiting the home of a friend in the area of Southeast 16th Avenue and Stark Street.

Friends and family initially believed that Brown may have entered a long-term treatment facility as she struggled with addiction issues but she has not been heard from nor has she been in contact with anyone. In late-January 2016, police were contacted about Brown's disappearance.

At the time she was last seen, Brown was homeless and camping in parks.

There is no indication of foul play and police would like the public's help to locate Brown to check her welfare.

Anyone with information on Brown is asked to share it with the Missing Persons Unit by email, missing@portlandoregon.gov, reference case #16-26714.

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Driver in Stolen Car Attempts to Elude Police in Car and on Foot - Captured After Causing a Crash, Hiding in Tree (Photo) - 02/05/16
On Thursday February 4, 2016, at 11:48 p.m., Portland Police Canine Unit officers attempted to stop the driver of a green 1999 Subaru Legacy in the area of Northeast 141st Avenue and Sandy Boulevard. Officers observed the driver commit a traffic infraction and suspected the car was stolen (later confirmed).

The driver, later identified as 27-year-old Joshua Marcos Moler, failed to stop for police and led officers on a short traffic pursuit that ended when he crashed into another vehicle being driven on Northeast Marine Drive at 122nd Avenue.

After the crash, Moler got out of the vehicle and ran away, leaving a female passenger inside the car. The driver of the other vehicle in the crash was not injured. The female passenger in the stolen car was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

Several Canine Unit and North Precinct officers searched the area, ultimately finding Moler hiding in a tree near the Goodwill Industries property on the southeast corner of the intersection.

Moler was taken into custody without incident and was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Attempt to Elude on Foot, Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon, Reckless Driving, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run), and Reckless Endangerment (two counts).

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Homeowner Interrupts Burglary at Northwest Heights Neighborhood Home - Suspect Flees Area - 02/05/16
On Friday February 5, 2016, at 4:56 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report that a victim was confronted by a burglar in a home in the 4000 block of Northwest Devoto Lane.

As officers were responding to the area they received an update that the victim was hiding in the master bedroom and last saw the suspect on the stairwell.

Officers arrived in the area and searched the home but did not find the suspect, described as an African American male in his 20s, 6'00" tall, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. The victim told police that he heard noises in the house and when he went to check, the suspect confronted him on the stairs and threatened to shoot him. No firearm was seen by the victim.

Several officers, including a Police Canine Unit, searched the neighborhood but did not locate the suspect.

Anyone with information about this incident, including anyone with residential surveillance video, should contact the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333, reference case #16-381559.

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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Fraud Alert: Active Phone Scams in Portland During Tax Season (Photo) - 02/05/16
The Portland Police Bureau wants community members to be aware of a variety of phone scams that are active in the Portland Metro area.

In 2015, officers received 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.

Other victims have reported callers claiming to be public utilities, the IRS, charities and home repair companies.

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

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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Gunfire in North Portland's Kenton Neighborhood Overnight Damages Home -- No Reported Injuries (Photo) - 02/04/16
On Wednesday February 3, 2016, at 11:21 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report that several gunshots were fired at a home in the 9100 block of North Chautauqua Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire in the street in front of the home and noted several bullet holes in the front of the house. One round traveled through a bedroom wall where a 75-year-old woman was in bed. She was not injured. Another round traveled through the home and exited the rear of the house.

Officers checked neighboring homes for damage bud did not locate any additional bullet holes.

Based on information gathered at the scene and from the residents, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to investigate the shooting.

The Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team (GET) and Gun Task Force (GTF) are continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon 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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Report of Gunfire Overnight in Northeast Portland's Roseway Neighborhood -- No Injuries Reported (Photo) - 02/04/16
On Thursday February 4, 2016 at 12:49 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the area of Northeast 66th Avenue and Mason Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire in the street but did not locate any gunshot victims or damage to property.

A witness reported hearing a car speed away after the shots. Officers checked the area and did not locate any vehicles associated with this incident.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333, reference case #16-36761.

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GREAT Graduation Today at Floyd Light Middle School for 271 6th Grade Kids (Photo) - 02/04/16
Today, Thursday February 4, 2016, at 11:48 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 Jessica Brainard, Chris Kulp, Heather Martley, Steve Morinville, Onest Robert, and Trevor Tyler will be celebrating the graduation and honoring the students hard work and achievement in the G.R.E.A.T. Program.

The officers and 271 6th graders will be celebrating and having a pizza party as part of the day's event.

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, contact Officer Mike Paresa at (503) 823-2186 or Mike.Paresa@PortlandOregon.gov.

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Sober Driving is Everyone's Responsibility - #DontDriveDrunk - 02/03/16
During the month of January 2016, Portland Police officers arrested 53 impaired drivers, utilizing additional funds supplied with a grant from Oregon Impact. We hope everyone had an enjoyable New Year's celebration; however it is important to remember that responsible driving is a year-round commitment.

The Portland Police Bureau will be adding additional DUII enforcement units during the month of February to help ensure our streets stay safe, and to prevent needless tragedies within our community.

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

February brings us the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl, as well as the Valentine's Day celebrations. Please continue to find your designated drivers, taxi, or your preferred ride share driving company.

Drink responsibly and remember buzzed driving is drunk driving.

Support zero tolerance for impaired driving by reporting suspected 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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23-Year-Old Man Arrested After 54-Count Indictment on Sex Charges Involving Children (Photo) - 02/03/16
On Tuesday February 2, 2016, East Precinct officers arrested 23-year-old Jared Kelly White and booked him into the Multnomah County jail on 54 felony sex crimes involving children. White was arrested without incident at his home in the area of Southeast 126th Avenue and Bush Street.

White was indicted by a Multnomah County Grand Jury on charges of Sodomy in the First Degree (15 counts), Sex Abuse in the First Degree (28 counts), and Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the First Degree (11 counts).

These charges are the result of three 2015 investigations conducted by the Child Abuse Team involving incidents going back to 2007 involving three juvenile victims.

Detectives have learned that White has held several jobs where he had contact with children and have information indicating that there may be additional victims. White's job history includes working for the Multnomah Education Service District Outdoor School and an event childcare company.

Due to the sensitive nature of this investigation, no additional details can be shared at this time.

Anyone with information about White or additional victims is asked to contact Detective Nathan Tobey at 503-823-0276, nathan.tobey@portlandoregon.gov.

To learn more information about the Child Abuse Team and to find resources for victims of child abuse, please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/435145

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Public Indecency Suspect Arrested After Several Month Investigation (Photo) - 02/02/16
On February 2, 2016, Central Precinct officers booked a 34-year-old man into the Multnomah County Jail after a several month investigation into lewd acts in Portland's Washington Park.

34-year-old Nathan Lee Conner was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Indecent Exposure (13 counts), Public Indecency (13 counts), Offensive Littering (13 counts), and Criminal Trespass in the First Degree. He will be arraigned on Wednesday in Multnomah County Court.

On approximately April 2015, the Central Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) began investigating reports that a man, sometimes dressed in woman's clothing, was in Washington Park exposing himself and masturbating. The suspect, later identified as Conner, would leave evidence of an offensive nature behind in the park.

Officers did not receive any reports that Conner threatened or approached anyone during his acts of lewd behavior.

Central Precinct officers worked closely with Portland Parks & Recreation Security staff and Park Rangers on this investigation, which led to the release of a surveillance image from a Northwest Portland business.

The surveillance images, released on the Police Bureau's CanYouIDMe page (http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/canyouidme/) led to the identification of Conner as the suspect.

The Bureau is releasing the surveillance image again and sharing Conner's booking photo, courtesy of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.

Anyone with additional information about Conner or these incidents may contact Officer Michael Bledsoe by email, michael.bledsoe@portlandoregon.gov.

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26-Year-Old Man Arrested After Traffic Pursuit, Ramming of Police Officer in Police Car (Photo) - 02/02/16
On Monday February 1, 2016, at 8:12 p.m., East Precinct officers attempted to stop a driver of a vehicle in the area of Southeast 136th Avenue and Division Street. Officers believed that the vehicle, and possibly the occupants, were linked to a crime a few days earlier.

The driver, later identified as 26-year-old Pierre Sails, sped away from officers and led them on a traffic pursuit, which ended after an officer applied a Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT) to spin the suspect vehicle. As officers in police cars began to surround Sails' vehicle, Sails accelerated and rammed into one of the patrol cars.

Officers were able to take custody of the Sails and determined that he was under the influence of alcohol.

Sails, was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Second Degree, Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Reckless Driving, and Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII).

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to conduct an investigation into the crash.

No police officers were injured in this incident.

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32-Year-Old Man Arrested on Numerous Charges After Four-Hour Standoff in Northwest Portland (Photo) - 02/01/16
On Saturday January 30, 2016, at 1:09 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a man climbing on trains in the rail yard at 3930 Northwest Yeon Street.

Officers arrived in the area and attempted contact with the suspect, later identified as 32-year-old Matthew Joseph Medlin. As officers attempted contact, Medlin jumped from the top of one rail car into the open bed of a dumpster-style rail car and refused to come out. Medlin repeatedly picked up pieces of metal and rocks and held them as weapons.

Officers talking with him learned he was under the influence of methamphetamine and had been awake for more than 26 hours before entering the rail yard. Officers knew him from prior contacts and knew that he'd fought with officers in the past and was generally uncooperative. Officers also knew that he had a felony warrant for his arrest on a parole violation.

While officers were attempting to diffuse Medlin's agitated state, he injected himself with additional methamphetamine and began acting even more erratically. Officers continued to communicate with Medlin over several hours and through a thunderstorm and hailstorm.

Project Respond arrived to assist with communication and the Multnomah County Crisis Line was consulted. Additionally, the Portland Police Bureau's Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) and Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) were consulted on strategies.

Central Precinct, Canine Unit and on-duty SERT officers worked together to develop and carry out a plan to safely get Medlin into custody and get him medical treatment.

After four hours of communication, officers deployed less-lethal munitions and a Taser during the arrest as Medlin was holding make-shift weapons. Medlin was taken into custody after he dropped the weapons and was taken to a Portland hospital by ambulance for treatment.

After being released from the hospital, Medlin was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Criminal Mischief in the First Degree (two counts), Resisting Arrest (two counts), Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree (two counts), Interfering with a Peace Officer, and Disorderly Conduct. Medlin is also being held on an unrelated parole violation.

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Suspect Arrested After Breaking Several City Hall Windows Early Sunday Morning (Photo) - 02/01/16
On Sunday January 31, 2016, at 2:52 a.m., Central Precinct officers were flagged down near the United States Courthouse, located at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Salmon Street, on a report that a man was throwing rocks at the windows and was in custody by security officers.

Officers contacted the suspect, 45-year-old Kevin Scott McQueen, and took custody of him. Officers learned that McQueen broke out nine windows on the 4th Avenue side of Portland's City Hall before being detained by security.

McQueen was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Criminal Mischief in the First Degree and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree.

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North Precinct safely arrests suspects in a disturbance with a weapon call after long standoff - 01/31/16
Today, January 31, 2016, at 04:39 a.m., North Precinct officers received a call claiming that an individual had been assaulted and that the suspects were armed and inside a home in 4900 Block of N.E. Killingsworth St. Officers contacted the victim near the location and began an investigation.

The investigation revealed that occupants of the location had assaulted and threatened at least one person and that an additional female victim might still be inside the location. They also determined that the suspects inside the location were alleged gang members and possibly armed.

Officers were able to contain the location and began attempting to establish communication with those inside. Officer could hear yelling form the location but the occupants would not answer phone calls. Officers than began to loud hail the location. After loud hailing a female answered the phone.

Officers were able to get the female out of the location. She told officers that an additional victim was still in the residence. Officers were able to get this victim to leave the house. This individual was uncooperative with investigators.

Finally, Officers were able to convince the two suspects to peacefully leave the location. They were taken into custody and a sawed-off shotgun was recovered from the location.

To safely resolved the incident required enormous resources including officers from North, Central and East Precinct as well as support from K-9 units and the Port of Portland Police. The Gun Task Force responded to assist with the investigation and specialized unit such as the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT)and the Detective Division were consulted. After approximately four hours the situation was peacefully resolved.

The two suspects were lodged at the Multnomah County Jail. Eric L. Harris, a 41 year-old male, was charged with Coercion and weapons charges. Gerald Randale, a 32 year-old male, was charged Coercion, Assault IV and weapons charges.

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.

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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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Central Precinct officers respond to stabbing - 01/30/16
Today, January 30, 2016, at 11:34 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a stabbing at 550 N.W. 6th Ave., the Greyhound Bus Station. Officers arrived and located the stabbing victim, who had been stabbed multiple times. Officers assisted the victim while also searching for the suspect. They were able to secure the scene and medical units transported the victim to an area hospital with potentially life threatening injuries.

The suspect is still at large. Officers have begun and investigation into the incident. Traffic will be impacted in around the 500 block of N.W. 6th Ave.

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Major Crash Team responds to crash in East Portland - 01/30/16
Today, January 30, 2016 at 2:34 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a call of a rolled over vehicle near S.E. 134th Ave. and S.E. Stark St. Officers arrived and determined that the crash involved a single vehicle, with one person ejected from the vehicle and the other trapped inside.

Portland Fire was able to extricated the occupant of the vehicle and both subjects were transported to area hospitals.

It is early in this incident and the investigation is just beginning. The Major Crash Team is responding. Stark St. will be closed near S.E. 135th Av. for an unknown period of time and traffic in the area will be disrupted.

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

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

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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Until Monday February 1 - 01/29/16
Sgt. Greg Stewart is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) through Monday February 1, 2016, at 9:00 a.m.

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.

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Northeast Portland Shooting Injures One Man Thursday Night -- Gang Enforcement Team Investigating (Photo) - 01/29/16
On Thursday January 28, 2016, at 11:06 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and Dekum Street on numerous reports of gunfire. One caller reported seeing a car speeding out of the area at a high rate of speed.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire in the 6600 block of MLK.

A short time later, a 32-year-old male victim arrived at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. The victim was treated by medical staff and released from the hospital a short time later.

Based on information learned at the scene and from the victim, the Gang Enforcement Team (GET) responded to conduct an investigation.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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.

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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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Portland Police Bureau to Appoint Four New Police Officers, Two Chaplains Today at 1:00 p.m. Ceremony (Photo) - 01/28/16
Today, Thursday January 28, 2016, at 1:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau will be hosting a hiring ceremony in the Wayne Sullivan Room on the 14th Floor of the Justice Center, located at 1111 Southwest 2nd Avenue.

Four new police officers will be sworn-in to the Bureau and will be honored along with two additional police officers who were hired in the past three months.

Two Police Chaplains will also be sworn in and two non-sworn employees will be recognized.

Interested media should plan to arrive early and all guests must check in at the Central Precinct desk.

The Portland Police Bureau is actively recruiting new officers to the Bureau. For more information, please visit http://www.joinportlandpolice.com

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UPDATE: Assault Detectives Asking for the Public's Help to Identify Three Persons-of-Interest - 01/28/16
The three persons-of-interest in this case have been identified by detectives and the investigation is continuing into the circumstances of this incident.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Detectives would like to thank the public on the numerous tips received during this investigation.

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On January 16, 2016, at 11:33 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Northwest 21st Avenue and Hoyt Street on the report of an assault and that a male was down and unconscious.

As officers were responding to the scene, dispatch provided an update that the suspect was last seen running eastbound on Hoyt Street. Witnesses described the suspect as a white or Hispanic male in his 30s, 5'11" tall, thin build, clean cut, wearing a black jacket and unknown-colored pants. The suspect was accompanied by two or three additional males.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, 26-year-old Sam Whitehorn, suffering from head trauma. He was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment and remains under medical care at this time.

Witnesses told police that the victim was on the sidewalk, between the 21st Avenue Quick Stop and Muu Muu's when he became engaged in an argument with the suspect and his two companions. Witnesses told police that the suspect punched the victim once or twice, which caused him to fall and hit his head.

Assault detectives are releasing surveillance images obtained in this investigation of three people of interest. Detectives are asking for the public's help to identify all three people in these photos.

Anyone with information about this incident or these three people should contact Detective Tony Harris at 503-823-0786 or tony.harris@portlandoregon.gov.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in North Portland - No Known Injuries - 01/27/16
On Wednesday January 27, 2016, at 9:03 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of North Wayland Avenue and Willamette Boulevard on several reports of gunfire.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire but did not locate any victims. Preliminary information indicates that the occupants of one car were shooting at the occupants of another car.

North Willamette Boulevard, between Wayland and Woolsey Avenues is blocked off to traffic due the investigation.

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

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Public Record Request Fees Increasing for First Time in Two Decades - 01/27/16
Effective on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, fees for obtaining public records from the Portland Police Bureau have increased for the first time in more than 20 years.

The Bureau recently conducted a cost analysis for public records, noting that fees have not increased in more than two decades. The Bureau evaluated its current actual costs for public records requests and increased fees to recover the Bureau's actual costs for supplying requested records. These new fees reflect actual personnel time.

The Police Bureau is also experiencing a backlog in public records release as the result of the new Records Management System (RegJIN) and the understaffed division and increased workload in the Bureau's Records Division. The processing time may take up to 16 weeks from when a public records request is received.

Public interest and financial fee waivers will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Due to the Division's limited staffing, financial constraints, and the high volume of requests to the Police Bureau, fee waivers will be rarely granted but will be considered under special circumstances.

For more information about the fees and this change, visit: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/561936

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Unknown Gunman Shoots Tire of Moving Tractor Trailer on I-205 Early Tuesday Morning - 01/26/16
On Tuesday January 26, 2016, at 2;13 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to I-205 southbound at Division Street on the report that someone shot at a tractor-trailer being driven on the freeway, flattening one of the tires.

Officers contacted the truck driver who told police that he was driving southbound on I-205 in the right lane when someone in a newer black SUV with tinted windows pulled up along side him and someone inside the vehicle fired multiple rounds at the driver's side rear tire before speeding out of the area.

Officers located evidence of gunfire consistent with the truck driver's statement. The driver did not see the shooter and did not have any better description of the vehicle.

No similar incidents have been reported to police and there is no evidence to suggest this was a road rage incident.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call Assault detectives at 503-823-0400.

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Stolen Rifles Seized from Tent in Northwest Portland -- Two People Arrested (Photo) - 01/26/16
On Saturday January 23, 2016, at 9:45 p.m., Central Precinct officers spotted a stolen car parked at Northwest 19th Avenue and Thurman Street. Officers watched the stolen car to see if anyone in the area returned to it and later observed a person approach the car, remove some items, and place them into a nearby tent.

Officers approached the person and took him into custody without incident. He was later identified as 24-year-old Eric Christian Nunez, no residential address. Officers contacted a second person in the tent, identified as 42-year-old Jordan Alexander Clark, no residential address. Clark was taken into custody without incident and officers observed the stock of a rifle inside the tent.

Officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's Gun Task Force responded and wrote a search warrant for the contents of the tent. After serving the warrant, officers located five rifles inside that were reported stolen in a Clackamas County burglary. The stolen car, a 1996 Acura, was reported stolen in Vancouver, Washington. Inside the car, officers located a stolen handgun.

Investigators learned that Clark and Nunez have been living in the tent, sharing space.

Clark was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on five counts of Felon in Possession of a Firearm and an outstanding warrant for Theft in the Third Degree.

Nunez was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm (six counts), Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (six counts), Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, and Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle. Additionally, Nunez was lodged on outstanding charge of Possession of Heroin, Escape in the Third Degree and a parole violation.

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42-Year-Old Florida Man Arrested in Portland for Numerous Sex Charges, Luring a 12-Year-Old Child on Social Media (Photo) - 01/25/16
On Sunday January 25, 2016, Central Precinct officers began an investigation into a report that a 42-year-old man engaged in sexual activity with a 12-year-old girl that he met on the social media site Instagram.

Officers worked with detectives assigned to the Child Abuse Team (CAT) to locate and arrest 42-year-old Sergio Zambrano at his motel room at the Motel 6, located at 3104 Southeast Powell Boulevard.

Zambrano was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Rape in the Second Degree, Sodomy in the Second Degree (two counts), Sex Abuse in the First Degree (four counts), Unlawful Sexual Penetration (two counts), Using a Child in a Display of Sexually Explicit Conduct, Encouraging Child Sex Abuse (two counts), and Luring a Minor.

Zambrano will be arraigned on Tuesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Detectives learned that Zambrano met the 12-year-old female victim on Instagram approximately three weeks ago and that he lied about his age to the victim. After encouraging the victim to send him nude photos of herself and engaging in sexually-explicit chat, Zambrano flew to Portland from his home in Florida and spent the weekend with the victim, who told her parents she was spending the weekend at a friend's house.

After the victim's parents learned that she was not with a friend, they reached her on her cell phone and Zambrano took the 12-year-old girl home. The victim's parents had her transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries then called the police.

The Portland Police Bureau encourages parents to talk to their children about appropriate activity on social media and the dangers that exist in the virtual world. Families wanting to learn more information on how to prevent child sexual exploitation are encouraged to visit the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, http://www.missingkids.org

Booking photo courtesy of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.

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Rollover Crash on I-205 Southbound at Holgate Causing Traffic Delays - 01/24/16
On Sunday January 24, 2016, at 4:16 p.m., East Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a rollover crash on I-205 southbound at Holgate Boulevard.

Officers, firefighters and medical personnel arrived and located one driver who needed to be cut out of the involved vehicle. The driver was transported to a Portland hospital with traumatic injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening.

Southbound traffic on I-205 is affected and drivers are being diverted off at the Division/Powell exit.

The crash scene should be cleared by approximately 6:00 p.m.

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Motorcycle Rider Killed on Airport Way After High Speed Crash into a Pole - 01/24/16
On Saturday January 23, 2016, at 11:06 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a motorcycle rider that crashed on Northeast Airport Way near 145th Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the male adult rider, who was deceased from his injuries.

Witnesses told police that the deceased rider was riding at a high rate of speed next to another motorcycle rider eastbound on Airport Way, just prior to the crash.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team has responded to the scene to conduct an investigation into the crash.

Airport Way will remain closed, between 138th and 148th Avenue, for several hours overnight.

No additional information is available and updates will be released later on Sunday.

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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Domestic Violence Call Results in Two Arrests for Fighting with Police -- Two Officers Injured (Photo) - 01/23/16
On Saturday January 23, 2016, at 3:54 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a residence near Southwest 1st Avenue and Gibbs Street on the report of a domestic disturbance.

Officers arrived at the scene and could hear a female voice inside the home screaming in distress. Officers knocked at the door to attempt contact with the occupants. A male, later identified as 22-year-old Zachary Hartley Walen, answered the door and was immediately combative with the two officers. The officers attempted to deescalate the volatile situation but Walen lunged at the officers and attempted to assault them both.

The officers began working to take Walen into custody but he continued to violently resist. Walen attempted to run back into the home, where the officers believed the female domestic violence victim was located, so officers continued their attempts to restrain Walen and get him into custody.

At the top of a flight of stairs leading to the front door, the struggle between Walen and the officers continued when the female party, later identified as 23-year-old Carina Corry, came outside and began fighting with the officers.

The officers and Walen tumbled down the flight of stairs as the officers continued attempts to get Walen into custody. The officers eventually were able to deploy pepper spray and get Walen into custody. Corry was also taken into custody for assisting in the fight.

Both officers suffered injuries requiring medical treatment at a Portland hospital. One officer was treated and released while the other officer remains in the hospital for observation and treatment.

Walen was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Third Degree and Assaulting a Public Safety Officer (two counts). Corry was booked on charges of Assault in the Third Degree, Assaulting a Public Safety Officer and Interfering with a Peace Officer.

They will be arraigned on Monday.

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UPDATE: Suspect Arrested After Ramming Two Police Cars in a Stolen Car - Gun Located in Suspect Vehicle (Photo) - 01/23/16
The driver arrested for ramming two police cars on Friday night has been identified as 24-year-old Justin Joseph Panek.

Panek was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Second Degree, Attempted Assault in the Second Degree, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree (four counts), Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Theft in the Second Degree, Theft in the Third Degree, and Driving Under the Influence -- Drugs. Panek also had two outstanding arrest warrants. Additional charges may be considered by the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office. Panek will be arraigned on Monday.

The officer first struck by Panek received a minor injury requiring treatment at a Portland hospital. The sergeant suffered minor injuries that were treated at the scene.

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On Friday January 22, 2016, at 8:09 p.m., a North Precinct officer came across a parked, stolen car in the 8500 block of Northeast Milton Street.

The officer maintained visual contact with the vehicle until a suspect got into the car and drove away. The vehicle pulled into the Madison Suites Hotel at 3620 Northeast 82nd Avenue and the officer initiated a traffic stop, along with a Canine Unit sergeant.

The suspect backed up into the police car, which struck the officer who was outside the car. The suspect then tried to drive out of the lot and rammed into the Canine Unit vehicle.

The suspect got out of the stolen car and ran away but was quickly apprehended after a brief area search. Officers checking the stolen car found a gun inside the vehicle.

The suspect was taken into custody without incident. Neither the officer or the sergeant was injured due to the suspect's actions.

Assault detectives and the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team are responding to assist with the investigation.

No additional information will be released this evening.

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Suspect Pretends to Possess a Pipe Bomb to Rob Store of Cash, Beer and Ice Cream (Photo) - 01/21/16
On Wednesday January 20, 2016, at 11:24 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Plaid Pantry store, located at 4504 Southeast 122nd Avenue, where the suspect claimed to have a pipe bomb.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the employee who told police that the suspect demanded money and threatened to blow up the store, showing the employee what looked like a pipe bomb. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, beer and ice cream, the suspect ran out of the store.

Officers checking the neighborhood saw the suspect hide in some bushes along Southeast Holgate Boulevard. Officers located a metal dumbbell bar, believed to be the hoax pipe bomb, and found the suspect at 116th Avenue and Holgate. The suspect, 52-year-old Theodore Clifton Compton, was arrested without incident.

Compton was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the Second Degree and Possession of a Hoax Destructive Device.

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24-Year-Old Man Arrested in North Portland After Making 41 Calls to 9-1-1 (Photo) - 01/21/16
On Thursday January 21, 2016, at 1:17 a.m., the Bureau of Emergency Communications (BOEC) began receiving 9-1-1 hang-up calls from numerous locations in North Portland's Kenton Neighborhood.

Several North Precinct officers were dispatched to the area and ultimately located the person making the calls at a residence in the 1200 block of North Winchell Avenue.

24-year-old Brian Lewis-Carter was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on 41 counts of Improper Use of Emergency Reporting System.

Improper use of the 9-1-1 system can endanger lives and tie up valuable resources that may be needed elsewhere to respond to emergency calls for service.

Oregon Revised Statute 165.570, Improper Use of Emergency Reporting System states the following:

(1) A person commits the crime of improper use of an emergency reporting system if the person knowingly:

(a) Calls a 9-1-1 emergency reporting system or the School Safety Hotline for a purpose other than to report a situation that the person reasonably believes requires prompt service in order to preserve human life or property; or

(b) Allows another person to use telephone equipment owned, rented or leased by or under the control of the person to call a 9-1-1 emergency reporting system or the School Safety Hotline for a purpose other than to report a situation that the other person reasonably believes requires prompt service in order to preserve human life or property.

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UPDATE: Pedestrian Killed After Being Struck by a Driver in the 15600 Block of Southeast Division Street - 01/20/16
The woman killed on January 12, 2016, has been identified as 84-year-old Francis Weaver. Her family was notified of her death.

Investigators learned that Weaver was riding her motorized scooter westbound on the sidewalk and began to cross Division Street heading North in the crosswalk. When she was nearly in the right lane of westbound Division, she was struck by a 2000 Honda CRV, driven by 61-year-old Carolyn Bettin.

Bettin immediately stopped after the crash. Investigators determined that she was not driving impaired and she cooperated with the investigation.

Upon completion of the investigation, the case will be presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

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On Tuesday January 12, 2016, at 7:38 a.m., East Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the 15600 block of Southeast Division Street on the report that a driver struck a pedestrian.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, a woman in her 80s. Medical efforts to save the victim were not successful and she died at the scene.

Preliminary information indicates that the 61-year-old female driver was driving westbound on Division in her blue Honda SUV when she struck the victim, who was riding a motorized scooter southbound across Division, in a crosswalk.

The driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team has responded to the scene and is conducting an investigation.

Southeast Division Street will be closed for several hours. Commuters are encouraged to use Southeast Stark Street or Powell Boulevard as alternate routes.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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: Pedestrian Attempting to Cross the Freeway Struck and Killed on I-5 South of Downtown - 01/20/16
The man killed on Sunday evening has been identified as 58-year-old Jaweed Sediq Rehman. Rehman was listed as a transient, with New York identification. His family in New York was notified of his death.

Investigators learned that the driver, 56-year-old Carman Serna, was driving southbound in the left lane on I-5 in a 2011 Honda CRV when the victim attempted to cross the freeway. Serna was unable to stop and struck the victim, then immediately stopped after the crash. Serna did not display any signs of impairment and cooperated with the investigation.

When the investigation is complete, the case will be presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

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On Sunday January 17, 2016, at 5:49 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report that a pedestrian was struck by a driver on I-5 southbound, at approximately Southwest Hood Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, who appeared to be a male in his 50s, suffering from traumatic injuries. Witnesses provided CPR to the victim prior to medical personnel arriving but efforts to save his life were not successful.

The driver involved in the crash stopped and has remained at the scene.

Presently, only one lane of I-5 southbound is open, along Hood Avenue. Drivers traveling southbound through Portland are encouraged to use I-205 or Highway 99E as alternate routes.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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New Year's Day Shooting Suspect Arrested This Morning in Gresham (Photo) - 01/20/16
On Wednesday January 20, 2016, Gang Enforcement Team (GET) detectives arrested 20-year-old Borissean Washington in connection with a New Year's Day shooting in Southeast Portland.

Washington was arrested in a residence in the 19100 block of East Burnside Street during a search warrant served by investigators, assisted by Gresham Police Department SWAT.

Washington was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempted Murder, Assault in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. He will be arraigned on Thursday.

This investigation started on January 1, 2016, at 3:00 a.m., when East Precinct officers responded to the report of a disturbance across the street from a hookah lounge at 12446 Southeast Powell Boulevard.

As officers were responding to the scene, dispatch reported that a large fight was occurring and that a person was yelling in the background about shooting someone.

Officer arrived in the area and located a 36-year-old man suffering from a serious gunshot injury. Two of the arriving officers were able to render life-saving medical aid with a compress, staunching the flow of blood, while awaiting medical personnel. Other officers began to stabilize the scene and investigate the incident.

Officers learned that a large fight had broken out resulting in both the victim being shot and a vehicle being struck with gunfire. The victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital and has survived his injuries.

Based on information learned at the scene, Gang Enforcement Team (GET) detectives responded to begin an investigation into the shooting. Detectives developed probable cause to arrest Washington as the suspected shooter.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact Detective Meghan Burkeen at 503-823-2092, meghan.burkeen@portlandoregon.gov.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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/

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.

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Gang Enforcement Team Arrests 20-Year-Old Man for November 2015 Shooting -- Gun Seized (Photo) - 01/20/16
On Tuesday January 19, 2016, officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division (TOD) served a search warrant at a residence in the 10300 block of Southeast C Street in Milwaukie as part of a November 2015 shooting investigation in Northeast Portland.

20-year-old Anthony Fikes-Trahan was arrested outside the residence and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempted Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. During the search warrant, officers located and seized a handgun believed to have been used in the shooting.

This investigation started on November 10, 2015, at 12:47 p.m., when North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire at Northeast 11th Avenue and Multnomah Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located a young man who officers believe was the intended victim, who was not injured.

Preliminary information indicators that the victim and two suspects were in a dispute inside the Lloyd Center Mall, then continue to argue outside of the mall. One of the suspects was armed with a handgun and fired a shot towards the victim, then both suspects ran away, last seen running westbound on Multnomah Street.

Based on information learned at the scene, Gang Enforcement Team (GET) detectives responded to begin an investigation. During the investigation, GET detectives developed probable cause to arrest Fikes-Trahan as the suspected shooter.

Anyone with additional information on this case is asked to contact Detective Todd Teats at 503-823-2137, todd.teats@portlandoregon.gov, reference Portland Police Bureau Case #15-389880.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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/

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.

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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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Death Investigation Underway in Southwest Portland After Reports of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound - 01/19/16
On Tuesday January 19, 2016, at 9:03 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to multiple reports of gunfire in the 3300 block of Southwest Multnomah Boulevard.

As officers were responding to the scene, they received an update that a man was suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Officers arrived at the scene, located the man, and called for medical personnel to attend to his injuries. Medical personnel arrived and determined that the man was deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.

Officers learned that the man fired multiple rounds from a gun, damaging some neighboring residences before taking his own life. No other gunshot victims were located by police.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner is responding to the scene to conduct a death investigation.

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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Empower Yourself and Others! Become a Self-Defense Instructor with WomenStrength (Photo) - 01/19/16
Help us garner support for our current programming by volunteering your time to teach women and girls holistic self-defense.

WomenStrength and GirlStrength have a 35 year history of success and have trained over 110,000 women and girls in the Portland area. Our violence prevention instructors change and save lives!

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

No experience necessary!

Women from all backgrounds, abilities and ages (over 18) are encouraged to apply.

Strength Instructor Training Starts: February 27, 2016
Application Deadline: February 10, 2016

For more information about the Portland Police Bureau's WomenStrength and GirlStrength programs, please visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/womenstrength or contact them at 503-823-0262, womenstrength.pb@portlandoregon.gov.

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Northeast Portland Motel Employee Robbed at Gunpoint Early Tuesday Morning - 01/19/16
On Tuesday January 19, 2016, at 4:08 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Studio 6 Motel, located at 4911 Northeast 82nd Avenue, on the report that an employee was robbed at gunpoint.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the hotel manager who told police that two suspects entered the lobby of the motel and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspects left the motel and were last seen on Northeast 81st Avenue.

Several officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspects descriptions.

The suspects are described as two African American males wearing dark-colored masks. One of the suspects was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and was armed with a handgun. The other suspect was wearing a gray jacket and did not display any weapons.

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

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Gang Enforcement Team Investigating Two Overnight Shootings in East Precinct - One Man Injured (Photo) - 01/17/16
On Saturday January 16, 2016, at 11:35 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 11200 block of Northeast Knott Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located one vehicle damaged by gunfire. Officers contacted people attending a party near the damaged vehicle and learned that nobody at the party was injured. Officers learned of a second vehicle damaged by gunfire that had been driven to a different location.

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

At 12:29 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to another report of gunfire, this time at Southeast 171st Avenue and Division Street. The caller reported seeing someone down in the street and several people running away from the scene.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a 21-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to a Portland hospital and is expected to survive his injuries.

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

At this point, there is no information to indicate that these two shootings are connected to one another.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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.

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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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UPDATE: Major Crash Team Investigating a Hit and Run Crash on NE MLK at Jarrett Street - Pedestrian Critically Injured (Photo) - 01/16/16
The man injured in last night's hit and run crash has been identified as 32-year-old Daniel Greg Moore. He remains in a Portland hospital with serious injuries and is expected to survive.

Several hours after the crash the involved driver, 23-year-old Arontae McCollum, turned himself in to police at Central Precinct. McCollum provided police information on the location of the involved vehicle, a 1995 Buick Skylark, which police seized as evidence.

McCollum was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver -- Serious Injury (Hit and Run). He will be arraigned on Tuesday.

Investigators learned that the victim was crossing MLK at Jarrett in the crosswalk. The victim was walking westbound and was stepping out from the center safety island when he was struck by McCollum, who swerved around a car stopped for the victim.

The case remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Chris Johnson at 503-823-2213, chris.johnson@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Friday January 15, 2016, at 10:33 p.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a hit and run crash to a pedestrian on Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at Jarrett Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the male adult victim who was suffering from traumatic injuries. The victim was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to his potentially life-threatening injuries.

Limited information indicates that the driver who struck the victim continued driving southbound on MLK and did not stop after the crash.

Traffic on MLK will be closed for several hours as the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team conducts an investigation.

No additional information is available 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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