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UPDATE #4: Neighborhood Search Underway for Armed Suspect After Encounter with Police #Alert (Photo) - 05/28/17

The person arrested this afternoon has been identified as 51-year-old Michael Ervin Grubbe. Grubbe will be booked into the Multnomah County Jail on outstanding misdemeanor warrants. Once he is booked, his mug shot may be available at www.mcso.us/paid Detectives will continue to work to determine if Grubbe was the person involved in today's incident. Grubbe did not have any significant injuries obvious to detectives.

Detectives have processed the crime scenes and all streets are now open to regular traffic.

Updates on this investigation will likely be shared on Monday afternoon at the earliest.

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The neighborhood search for the suspect has ended. A person matching the suspect's description was arrested on an outstanding warrant at Northeast 35th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard. Detectives are working to determine if he is the person involved in this incident. The person arrested was not armed at the time of his arrest.

Detectives have assumed control of the scene and are in the early stages of the officer-involved shooting investigation.

The neighborhood safety perimeter has been lifted; however, the crime scenes remain closed between Northeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard and 32nd Avenue, East Burnside Street to Northeast Flanders Street. Residents are free to leave the area if they wish. The Portland Police Bureau would like to thank area residents for their patience as officers worked to ensure community safety and apprehend the suspect.

Updates on the investigation will be provided as they become available.

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A residential surveillance system captured images of the suspect, which were shared with police. These images are being shared publicly to help apprehend the suspect. Tactical officers are continuing to search the Laurelhurst area.

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Tactical officers are continuing to search the neighborhood for the suspect. The Washington County Sheriff's Office Tactical Negotiation Team (TNT) will be responding to assist to safely locate the suspect. Incident Command estimates it may be until 5:00 p.m. to safely complete the neighborhood search, unless the suspect is located sooner.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

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The Portland Police Bureau is conducting a neighborhood search for a suspect that was involved in an encounter with officers that resulted in a shooting. The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), assisted by the Air Support Unit (ASU) and the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT), are conducting the neighborhood search. Additionally, precinct officers and resources from other Portland metro agencies have responded to assist.

The area affected is from East Burnside Street to Northeast Glisan Street, Northeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard to 32nd Avenue. Residents inside this area have been asked to shelter-in-place and to call 9-1-1 if they see or hear anything suspicious.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 40s, 5'7" to 5'9", 180 pounds, wearing a green shirt, black pants, blue hat, black backpack, armed with a handgun. The suspect may be limping and injured.

This incident started at approximately 6:28 a.m., when East Precinct officers responded to the area of East Burnside Street and Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard on the report that a man was walking in the area holding a handgun.

Shortly after officers arrived in the area, they encountered the suspect on East Burnside Street, west of Cesar Chavez. During this initial encounter, shots were fired by police and the suspect ran into the neighborhood. Officers encountered him again near Northeast Laurelhurst Place and Couch Street where additional shots were fired by police. The suspect again ran off into the neighborhood so officers established a large neighborhood perimeter to contain the suspect.

No officers have been injured and it is not clear if the suspect is injured. The suspect's actions have not been confirmed, including whether or not he fired any shots at police.

At this point, the search for the suspect is an ongoing tactical incident and no additional details can be released. Once the suspect is located and the scene is secure, detectives will assume control of the investigation.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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Replica Firearm Seized from 26-Year-Old Male in Holladay Park After Reported Display of Gun in Lloyd Center Mall - 05/28/17

On Sunday May 28, 2017, at 5:55 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Holladay Park, located at 1125 Northeast Holladay Street, on the report from Lloyd Center Security that a man was waving a gun. Security described the person as a 16-year-old black male wearing a striped red and black shirt, black pants, armed with a black handgun.

Officers quickly arrived in the area and were able to see a man matching the description in the park near the fountain and noted that he'd stripped down to his underwear and was playing in the fountain.

Officers approached the man, engaged him in conversation and determined that he was not threatening anyone. Officers learned that the man was showing off a realistic-looking replica firearm to someone in the mall, prompting security to notify the police.

Officers determined that the young man was actually 26-years-old after confirming his identity and also learned that the man has a history of mental illness; however, was not currently in crisis. In his bag, officers found an unloaded Smith and Wesson M&P CO2 pellet gun.

The 26-year-old was released from the scene and the pellet gun was taken as safekeeping. He was also given with temporary exclusions from Holladay Park and the Lloyd Center Mall for possession and displaying the pellet gun.

The Portland Police Bureau's Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) and Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT) officers work to coordinate the response of law enforcement and the behavioral health system to aid people in behavioral crisis resulting from known or suspected mental illness and or drug and alcohol addiction.

To learn more about BHU, please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/62135

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UPDATE #2: Two Dead, One Injured in Stabbing on MAX Train at Hollywood Transit Station -- Suspect in Custody (Photo) - 05/27/17

The two victims who were killed in Friday afternoon's attack have been identified as:

* 53-year-old Ricky John Best of Happy Valley, Oregon

* 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche of Southeast Portland

Best died at the scene and Namkai Meche died at the hospital.

The victim who was injured in the attack has been identified as 21-year-old Micah David-Cole Fletcher of Southeast Portland. He remains in a Portland hospital being treated for serious, but not believed to be life-threatening injuries.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner is conducting autopsies on Best and Namkai Meche today; results are not expected until later in the afternoon.

Homicide detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances leading to the violent attack. As part of that investigation, detectives will extensively examine the background of the suspect, Jeremy Christian, including the information publicly available about the suspect's extremist ideology. A review of the suspect's record with the Portland Police Bureau shows he is not flagged as a criminal gang member, nor does he have any known mental health history listed.

The suspect will be arraigned on Tuesday May 30 (not Monday as originally released) in Multnomah County Court.

The two young women who left the scene have been identified and detectives have been in contact with them. Their names are not being released at this time.

Anyone (not media) with information about this incident, any witnesses who may have left the scene, or anyone with information about the suspect may contact Detective Michele Michaels at 503-823-0692, michele.michaels@portlandoregon.gov.

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The suspect in last night's double homicide was booked into the Multnomah County Jail early this morning. 35-year-old Jeremy Joseph Christian of North Portland was booked on charges of Aggravated Murder (two counts), Attempted Murder, Intimidation in the Second Degree (two counts), and Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon. Christian is being held without bail.

Christian will be arraigned on Monday in Multnomah County Court and may face additional charges after the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office presents the case to a grand jury.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner is scheduled to conduct autopsies on the two deceased victims late-Saturday morning. After the autopsies, the names of all three victims will be released to the public.

No additional information is being released at this time.

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Two people are dead and one person is injured after a disturbance and stabbing on a MAX train at the Hollywood Transit Station. The suspect is in custody and there is no further public risk.

This investigation started on Friday May 26, 2017, at 4:30 p.m., when North Precinct and Transit Police Division officers responded to the report of a disturbance on an eastbound MAX train at the Hollywood Transit Station involving a male who stabbed two other people. Multiple officers responded to the area and, while enroute, learned that the suspect got off the train and was leaving the area on foot towards Providence Medical Center.

Officers and medical personnel arrived at the Hollywood Transit Station and located three stabbing victims. Officers began immediate medical treatment to the victims at the scene until medical personnel arrived. One victim, an adult male, died at the scene. The other two victims were transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital, where one was pronounced dead and the other was treated for injuries that are not expected to be life-threatening.

The suspect was located by officers and taken into custody. The suspect received medical treatment and was turned over to Homicide detectives.

Preliminary information indicates that the suspect was on the MAX train yelling various remarks that would best be characterized as hate speech toward a variety of ethnicities and religions. At least two of the victims attempted to intervene with the suspect and calm him down. The suspect attacked the men, stabbing three, before leaving the train.

Witnesses described to police two young women, possibly Muslim, who were on the train at the time of the disturbance and attack, but left prior to police arrival. The young women have not been identified but one was described as wearing a hijab. Detectives would like to speak to them, and any other people who left the scene, as they may be witnesses to this incident.

East and westbound MAX trains will not be running for several hours due to this ongoing homicide investigation. Commuters and/or transit users are encouraged to seek alternate transportation or visit www.trimet.org for service updates.

The names of the victims are not anticipated to be released tonight. Once the suspect is booked, his name, charges, and booking photo will be released.

Anyone who was a witness to or has information about this incident is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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Death Investigation Underway in Downtown Portland - Deceased Fell or Jumped from Building - 05/27/17

On Saturday May 27, 2017, at 10:53 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 700 block of Southwest Jefferson Street on the report of a pedestrian hit by a driver. As officers were responding, a caller to 9-1-1 reported that the person jumped from a building and landed on the pavement and that there were no cars involved.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a person who was clearly deceased. Officers are working to determine which floor the person came from in a nearby building and if the person fell or jumped out of the window. At this point in the investigation, there are no signs of foul play.

Southwest Jefferson Street, between Broadway and Park Avenue, is closed due to this death investigation.

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Pedestrian Critically Injured in Crash in North Portland - Traffic Division Investigating - 05/26/17

On Friday may 26, 2017, at 11:13 a.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a driver on North Interstate Avenue near Larrabee Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located an adult male suffering from traumatic injuries. He has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to life-threatening injuries.

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

The Traffic Division is conducting an investigation into the crash. The southbound Interstate Avenue approach to the Broadway Bridge is closed due to the investigation and should reopen within a few hours.

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Suspect Arrested Thursday on 55 Count Indictment for Sex Crime Investigation (Photo) - 05/26/17

On May 25, 2017, Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit detectives arrested 35-year-old Thomas Walter Oliver after a Multnomah County Grand Jury indicted him on 55 charges related to sex crime investigations. Oliver was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned on Friday. His bail is set at $5,395,000.

Detectives also served several search warrants in connection with this investigation.

The indictment comes as a result of an investigation into reports of criminal sexual behavior to six different victims. The victims include sex trafficking victims, domestic relationships, and friends of the suspect. The victims are all female and include both adults and juveniles.

Based on the investigation, detectives believe that there may be additional victims.

Due to the sensitive nature of this investigation, the Bureau is not releasing any additional details.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Nathan Sheppard at 503-209-0943, nathan.sheppard@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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

Call to Safety (formerly the Portland Women's Crisis Line): Provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources. 24 hour crisis line: 503-235-5333, 1-888-235-5333, or https://calltosafety.org/

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

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

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

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Semen-Throwing Suspect Arrested at Southwest Portland Grocery Store (Photo) - 05/25/17

In the afternoon hours of Thursday May 25, 2017, Portland Police Sex Crimes Unit detectives arrested 47-year-old Manuel Banuelos-Alcala of Beaverton, Oregon, in connection with reports of a man throwing semen on unsuspecting women in grocery stores.

Detectives were conducting investigative follow-up at the Safeway grocery store, located at 8145 Southwest Barbur Boulevard. In the parking lot, detectives noticed a person sitting in a parked car that matched the description of the suspect in several reported incidents of of a man throwing semen on unsuspecting women in grocery stores. Detectives and officers contacted the suspect and placed him into custody without incident.

In the hours after the arrest, detectives learned that the suspect was inside the Safeway store prior to being arrested and that he likely committed another lewd act of throwing semen on an unsuspecting female customer. That victim has not been identified at this point in the investigation.

On May 19, 2017, detectives released information to the public regarding several similar acts, as well as surveillance images from an April 5, 2017 incident.

After the release of this information, a woman contacted detectives to report that she had been a victim in a previously unreported incident on May 17 at the same Safeway location as the arrest and the April 5 incident.

Banuelos-Alcala, will be booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Sex Abuse in the Third Degree (two counts), in connection with incidents on April 5 and May 17, 2017, in Portland. After booking, Banuelos-Alcala's mug shot will be available at https://www.mcso.us/paid

Detectives are continuing to investigate and will work with investigators with the Beaverton Police Department and Milwaukie Police Department on their cases. Depending on the outcome of the continuing investigation, Banuelos-Alcala may face additional charges.

Detectives believe that due to the nature of the act, there may be additional victims that are unaware of the suspect's actions.

Anyone with information about these incidents may contact Detective Chris Traynor at 503-823-0889 or christopher.traynor@portlandoregon.gov.

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Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 05/25/17

The Portland Police Bureau directs member action through the establishment of policy, procedure, and rule, as found within Directives. The Bureau is in the process of reviewing all of its Directives.

Currently, the Bureau is asking for the community's feedback regarding the following Directives:

Directives in First Universal Review will remain posted with comments collected from Thursday, May 25, 2017, through Saturday, June 24, 2017.

* 315.00 Laws, Rules and Orders
* 315.30 Satisfactory Performance
* 330.00 Internal Affairs, Complaint Intake and Processing
* 331.00 Service Improvement Opportunities
* 332.00 Administrative Investigations
* 333.00 Criminal Investigations of Police Bureau Employees
* 334.00 Performance Deficiencies
* 335.00 Discipline Process
* 336.00 Police Review Board
* 337.00 Police Review Board Selection
* 338.00 Discipline Guide

Directives in Second Universal Review will remain posted with comments collected from Thursday, May 25, 2017, through Thursday, June 8, 2017.

* 810.10 Immigration Enforcement and Diplomatic Immunity (originally titled Arrest of Foreign Nationals)

Community members are encouraged to read the Directives and provide drafting comments at:
http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/59757 This web page also enables community members to sign up for email notifications when new Directives are posted and access the Directives Project review schedule.

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Suspect in Stolen Car Rams Police Cars, Attempts to Escape -- Caught Hiding on Roof (Photo) - 05/25/17

On Thursday May 25, 2017, at 3:58 a.m., East Precinct officers discovered a man slumped at the wheel of a stolen car parked in the 5800 block of Southeast Foster Road.

Additional officers arrived in the area to box the driver in to avoid a traffic pursuit. As officers used their police cars to block the driver and stolen car, the driver woke up and began using the stolen car to ram the police cars in an attempt to escape. The driver was able to ram his way out of the box-in and speed away. Within a few minutes, a resident in the area of Southeast 66th Avenue and Raymond Street called 9-1-1 to report that someone abandoned a vehicle in the street and officers determined that it was the stolen vehicle.

A neighborhood perimeter was established and a Canine Unit responded to assist with a search for the suspect. During the perimeter, the suspect ran through numerous yards, climbed fences and scaled rooftops, eventually attempting to hide on a roof in the 5700 block of Southeast Boise Street as officers and the K-9 closed in on him. Officers used a ladder provided by Portland Fire & Rescue to access the suspect and take him into custody.

The suspect, 25-year-old Andrew Jackson Scott, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Use of Vehicle, Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run -- three counts), Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, and Criminal Mischief in the First Degree. Scott is also being held on an outstanding warrant for Burglary in the Second Degree.

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Portland Police Bureau Hiring and Promotion Ceremony Today - 15 New Police Officers, Two Professional Staff, Two Sergeants (Photo) - 05/25/17

Today, Thursday May 25, 2017, at 9:00 a.m., the Portland Police Bureau will be swearing in 15 new police officers, two professional staff members, and promoting two sergeants.

The ceremony will be held at the Portland Building 2nd Floor Auditorium. Media is invited to attend and should plan to arrive early.

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

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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 75-Year-Old Man (Photo) - 05/24/17

Gordon Baird has been safely located and is no longer a missing person.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate 75-year-old Gordon "Hurley" Baird, missing since Tuesday May 23, 2017.

Baird is described as a white male, 5'11" tall, 165 pounds, and balding with white hair. Baird was driving a red 2007 Mazda pick-up with Oregon license plates 9-2-2-C-X-J.

Baird left his Southeast Portland home and has not returned. Family describes him as being in the early stages of dementia but generally healthy. Baird should know his name and can ask for help.

Anyone seeing Baird or the vehicle should call 9-1-1 so officers 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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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 74-Year-Old Man (Photo) - 05/24/17

Jodie Harris 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 a missing 74-year-old man with dementia.

Jodie Leon Harris is described as a Black male, 5'7" tall, and 190 pounds.

On Tuesday May 23, 2017, at 1:30 p.m., Harris left the Oregon Health Clinic in the Gateway District and was last seen walking towards the Gateway Fred Meyer store. Harris suffers from dementia and is unfamiliar with the Portland area. Harris should know his name but may not know to ask for help. Harris does not have a cell phone and does not have any ID with him.

Two images of Harris are being released: One from surveillance video obtained today, and another from a family member.

Anyone seeing Harris should immediately call 9-1-1 so officers can conduct a welfare check. 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 in Downtown Portland - One Person Injured - 05/24/17

On Wednesday May 24, 2017, at 2:12 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Northwest 3rd Avenue and Burnside Street on the report of a shooting and one person injured.

Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and located a male adult on the southwest corner of 3rd and Burnside suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment. Preliminary information indicates the injuries are serious but believed to be non-life-threatening.

Preliminary information indicates that there may have been some kind of argument leading up to the shooting. The only suspect information available is that the suspect is a Black male with a mustache wearing a light-colored shirt and a dark-colored hat that ran out of the area northbound on 3rd Avenue towards Old Town.

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

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Shooting Investigation Overnight in Northeast Portland's Cully Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 05/23/17

On Tuesday May 23, 2017, at 1:20 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the area of Northeast 60th Avenue and Emerson Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire in the 5300 block of Northeast 60th Avenue. Witnesses reported hearing gunfire then a vehicle driving out of the area.

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

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

Anyone with information about this case or other 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.

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UPDATE #2 - SERT/CNT Responding to Assist Central Precinct on Shooting Investigation (Photo) - 05/22/17

26-year-old Ronnie Lee Smith was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run) and Reckless Driving. Additionally, Smith was booked on a parole detainer for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

The Gang Enforcement Team is continuing to investigate the circumstances of the shooting.

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One person has been taken into custody and officers have checked a residence in the Pearl Court Apartments to ensure there were no injured people inside. SERT and CNT were recalled and the scene is now secure for investigators. The PIO is not responding to the scene.

Based on information learned in the preliminary investigation, the Gang Enforcement Team has responded to continue the investigation. A vehicle parked in front of the Pearl Court Apartments is being examined as part of the continuing investigation.

No further updates are expected this evening.

Anyone with information about this case or other 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.


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The Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to the Pearl District to assist Central Precinct officers on a shooting investigation.

Interested media should stage at Northwest 9th Avenue and Irving Street. The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene.

Pearl District traffic in the area of Northwest 9th to 10th Avenues, Lovejoy to Irving Streets is likely impacted by this police activity.

This investigation started at 9:25 p.m. at North Broadway and Flint Avenue on the report gunfire in the area where occupants of two vehicles were possibly shooting at each other. No victims were located but multiple updates reported to 9-1-1 led officers to the area of Northwest 9th Avenue and Lovejoy Street to look for one of the involved parties.

No additional information is available at this time but will be updated when available.

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19-Year-Old Man Arrested for Numerous Charges After Sunday Morning Crime Spree - 05/21/17

On Sunday May 21, 2017, at 8:22 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 600 block of Southeast 148th Avenue on the report that a man not wearing a shirt was being chased by another man yelling that the shirtless man broke into his apartment.

As officers were continuing to respond to the scene they received updated information that the suspect was possibly bleeding and that the victim may have a knife.

The suspect ran to an approaching police car and got into the passenger seat. The officer got the suspect out of the police car and attempted to take him into custody but the suspect broke away and ran, then attempted to force entry into another residence but was repelled by the residents.

The suspect then tried to enter the passenger side of a passing car as officers arrived and took him into custody in the area of Southeast 148th Avenue and Mill Street. Medical personnel responded to the scene to treat the suspect for agitation and cuts he suffered in a struggle with the first victim.

Officers learned that the suspect attempted to enter an occupied apartment. The resident victim grabbed a utility knife to repel the suspect, who then ran away. The victim went outside to ensure the suspect left the area. The suspect confronted the victim, who used the utility knife to defend himself.

The suspect, 19-year-old Noel Stivensson, is being treated at a Portland hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and drug impairment. Pending his medical treatment, Stivensson will either be booked into jail upon his release or receive criminal citations from the investigating officers.

The victim who used the utility knife is not expected to face any charges.

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Reward of up to $5,000 Offered to Identify the "Foul Mouth Bandit" (Photo) - 05/20/17

The Financial Institution Security Task Force (FIST), working with Portland Police Bureau Robbery detectives, is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect involved in several robberies of financial institutions in the Portland area.

The suspect is believed to be responsible for four robberies at financial institutions:

April 3 at OnPoint Credit Union -- 1720 Northeast 9th Avenue
April 4 at Wells Fargo Bank -- 5730 Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
April 7 at Bank of the West -- 905 Northeast Halsey Street
April 7 at Advantis Credit Union -- 3515 Northeast 15th Avenue

The suspect is described as a Black male, 30 to 49 years old, 5'10" tall, 185 pounds, with a medium complexion, and a heavy build. The suspect wears glasses and generally wears a hooded sweatshirt and baseball cap during the robberies. The suspect has implied that he's armed with a gun but no gun has actually been seen in any of the robberies.

Detectives nicknamed him the "Foul Mouth Bandit" due to the language he uses during the robberies.

Anyone with information about this case should contact Detective Brett Hawkinson at 503-823-1080, brett.hawkinson@portlandoregon.gov.

FIST is made up of representatives of financial institutions and law enforcement agencies. FIST works to help reduce crimes against Oregon financial institutions, their customers and employees. Final approval for any reward payment is solely within the discretion of FIST, based in part on the recommendation of law enforcement.

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Portland Police Canine Memorial Statues to be Dedicated Today (Photo) - 05/20/17

Today, Saturday May 20, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau's Canine Unit will be hosting an open house and dedication ceremony for the newly created Canine Memorial.

The memorial is located in front of the Canine Unit office and public safety building at 4735 East Burnside Street, formerly known as Southeast Precinct.

A brief dedication ceremony will be held from 11:30 to 11:45 a.m. Members of the public are invited to attend and share in the dedication ceremony. A flyer is attached for download and sharing on social media.

This memorial project was made possible through countless hours of work by local artist Richard A. Moore III, as well as many generous donors, including the Portland Police Historical Society and Advantis Credit Union, following the tragic shooting death of Portland Police K-9 Mick in 2014.

The memorial will honor Mick and Argos, who was the first Portland Police K-9 killed in the line of duty on June 5, 1987.

* Meet the entire PPB Canine Unit
* Meet the artist Richard A. Moore III
* K-9 exhibits and demonstrations
* Refreshments and snacks provided by Boyd's Coffee and Jazzy Bagels
* PPB Honor Guard to present colors
* PPB Highland Guard

Parking located at the Portland Montessori surface lot at Southeast 50th Avenue and Couch Street behind the precinct.

Please join us as we conclude Police Memorial Week 2017 to honor our canine partners who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving the citizens of Portland.

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UPDATE - Stabbing Investigation Underway at Lloyd Center MAX Platform - One Person Injured, Suspect in Custody - 05/19/17

The suspect in this afternoon's stabbing, 42-year-old Christopher Eugene Woods, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Second Degree and Menacing. Woods will be arraigned on Monday.

The victim is being treated at a Portland hospital and is expected to survive. Detectives learned that the victim and suspect exchanged words that led to a physical altercation, resulting in the stabbing.

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On Friday May 19, 2017, at 3:57 p.m., North Precinct and Transit Police Division officers responded to the report of a stabbing at the Lloyd Center MAX platform, located at Northeast 11th Avenue and Holladay Street.

As officers were responding to the scene they received additional information that the suspect was near the DoubleTree Hotel across the street. Officers arrived within moments of the 9-1-1 call and contacted the suspect, taking him into custody without incident. A knife was recovered from the scene.

The victim, a female in her late-teens or early-20s, was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to traumatic injuries.

Preliminary information indicates that the suspect and victim did not know each other. The suspect approached the victim, who was with two other young women, and after a brief exchange of words the suspect suddenly attacked the victim, stabbing her multiple times.

The MAX platform is closed; however MAX trains are running through the area, not stopping. TriMet users should check http://www.trimet.org for service updates.

Assault detectives will be continuing the investigation and the suspect's name and charges will be released after booking into jail.

Anyone who witnessed the attack that has not spoken with police is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in King Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 05/19/17

On Friday May 19, 2017, at 3:42 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Northeast 7th Avenue and Alberta Street on the report of a traffic crash and shooting.

Officers arrived in the area spoke to witnesses who reported hearing gunfire and seeing a car crash into another car then speed out of the area. No gunshot victims were located at the scene but officers did locate evidence of gunfire.

Officers canvassing the neighborhood found a vehicle that may be involved in the shooting.

Based on preliminary information, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to continue the investigation.

Anyone with information about this case or other 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.

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Suspect Wanted for Throwing Semen on Unsuspecting Victims - Update (Photo) - 05/19/17

The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help to identify a suspect who is throwing semen onto unsuspecting women in Portland area grocery stores.

Detectives are investigating two incidents at Southwest Portland grocery stores and are working with the Beaverton and Milwaukie Police Departments on two other cases in their respective areas.

Detectives have learned that the suspect will follow an unsuspecting female in the store and throw semen on them then walk away. Detectives believe that due to the nature of the act, there may be additional victims that are unaware of the suspect's actions.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 20s to 40s, short-to-medium height and build. In one incident, the suspect was driving a white, four-door car.

Surveillance images of the suspect and suspect vehicle from the April 5, 2017, incident at Safeway on Southwest Barbur Boulevard are being released to aid in this investigation.

Anyone seeing this suspect in the act of a crime is asked to call 9-1-1.

Anyone with information on the identity of this suspect or any additional victims is asked to contact Detective Chris Traynor at 503-823-0889 or christopher.traynor@portlandoregon.gov.

An earlier version of this news release was sent that included a pun in the headline. The use of the pun has been removed and the Bureau regrets the choice of words, which were in no way meant to make light of these serious incidents. The intent was to bring as much attention to this story and have it shared on social media to generate leads for the detective in the hopes of identifying the suspect and to prevent further incidents. In hindsight, the use of a pun was inappropriate in this situation.

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Portland Police Canine Memorial Statue to be Dedicated Tomorrow (Photo) - 05/19/17

On Saturday May 20, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau's Canine Unit will be hosting an open house and dedication ceremony for the newly created Canine Memorial.

The memorial is located in front of the Canine Unit office and public safety building at 4735 East Burnside Street, formerly known as Southeast Precinct.

A brief dedication ceremony will be held from 11:30 to 11:45 a.m. Members of the public are invited to attend and share in the dedication ceremony. A flyer is attached for download and sharing on social media.

This memorial project was made possible through countless hours of work by local artist Richard A. Moore III, as well as many generous donors, including the Portland Police Historical Society and Advantis Credit Union, following the tragic shooting death of Portland Police K-9 Mick in 2014.

The memorial will honor Mick and Argos, who was the first Portland Police K-9 killed in the line of duty on June 5, 1987.

* Meet the entire PPB Canine Unit
* Meet the artist Richard A. Moore III
* K-9 exhibits and demonstrations
* Refreshments and snacks provided by Boyd's Coffee and Jazzy Bagels
* PPB Honor Guard to present colors
* PPB Highland Guard

Parking located at the Portland Montessori surface lot at Southeast 50th Avenue and Couch Street behind the precinct.

Please join us as we conclude Police Memorial Week 2017 to honor our canine partners who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving the citizens of Portland.

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40-Year-Old Man Injured in Overnight Shooting in Southeast Portland - 05/19/17

On Thursday May 18, 2017, at 11:38 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a disturbance and shooting in eh 2100 block of Southeast 174th Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and learned that a gunshot victim was calling from in front of Portland Fire & Rescue Station 31, located a few blocks north of the shooting location.

Paramedics and firefighters began treating the victim, a 40-year-old male, who was then transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital with serious injuries but is expected to survive.

Officers learned that there was disturbance involving several people outside the initial location and that several shots were fired by an unknown person, resulting in the victim's injuries.

There is no suspect information and detectives would like to hear with anyone with information.

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

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UPDATE #3 -ARREST - Death Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Lents Neighborhood (Photo) - 05/18/17

This afternoon, the US Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force arrested 38-year-old Michael Allen Shipley on two outstanding arrest warrants and probable cause for murder in connection with the death of Brian Bruns on Tuesday evening.

Homicide detectives booked Shipley into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Murder as well as the two outstanding warrants. He will be arraigned on Friday.

Detectives are continuing to seek information from potential witnesses. Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to contact Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319, mark.slater@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762, erik.kammerer@portlandoregon.gov.

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The person found deceased last night has been identified as 53-year-old Brian Elliot Bruns of Southeast Portland. Late this afternoon, the Oregon State Medical Examiner determined that Bruns died of homicidal violence/stab wounds.

Detectives are not releasing any additional information about the nature of the injuries or weapon used in the stabbing. Detectives are actively pursuing leads but do not have any suspect information to share at this time.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to contact Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319, mark.slater@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762, erik.kammerer@portlandoregon.gov.

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Homicide detectives are in the early stages of an investigation into the death of an adult male in Southeast Portland. The victim appears to be in his 20s to 40s and has not been identified. Detectives are asking that anyone with information call the Police Non-Emergency Line tonight at 503-823-3333, or the Detective Division tomorrow at 503-823-0400.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Tuesday May 16, 2017, at 8:36 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a disturbance in the 4400 block of Southeast 99th Avenue and that someone was injured in a fight.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a person appearing to be suffering from traumatic injuries. Medical personnel determined that the person was deceased.

Based on preliminary information, Homicide detectives are responding to conduct a death investigation.

There have been no arrests and no additional is information available at this time.

Interested media should stage on the northeast corner of Southeast 99th Avenue and Holgate Boulevard. The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene.

99th Avenue is closed to all traffic between Holgate Boulevard and Cora Street.

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Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 05/18/17

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:

* 1245.00 Vehicles, Off-Duty Use by Authorized Members
* 1230.20 Parking of Bureau Vehicles
* 416.00 Post Officer Involved Deadly Force/Temporary Altered Duty

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

This web page 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 through June 14, 2017.

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Two People Injured in Overnight Shooting -- Gang Enforcement Team Investigating - 05/18/17

On Thursday May 18, 2017, at 12:17 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Portland Adventist Medical Center (PAMC) on the report that a gunshot victim arrived at the hospital.

Officers arrived at PAMC and learned that the 26-year-old male victim was being transported by ambulance to a different hospital for trauma car. He is expected to survive his injuries.

Officers at PAMC spoke with two other people and learned that the victim and his two friends were driving in the area of Southeast 92nd Avenue and Foster Road when an unknown person fired multiple rounds into their car, striking the victim multiple times as he sat in the front seat. The 25-year-old male driver suffered a grazing gunshot wound. The back seat passenger was not injured.

There is no suspect information available at this time.

Based on information learned during the investigation, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to the scene.

Anyone with information about this case or other 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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48-Year-Old Man Arrested for Sex Crimes to a Child (Photo) - 05/18/17

On May 17, 2017, Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit detectives arrested 48-year-old Rick Rayborn of Sherwood, Oregon, in connection with an investigation into allegations of criminal sexual activity more than a decade ago.

Rayborn was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the First Degree and Sex Abuse in the First Degree (two counts). Rayborn will be arraigned on Thursday.

This investigation started in early-May 2017 after an 18-year-old female victim reported to a School Resource Officer information about past abuse by Rayborn, when she was a young child. This information was shared with detectives who continued the investigation, leading to Rayborn's arrest.

Anyone with information about this case may contact Detective Todd Christensen at 503-823-0880, todd.christensen@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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

Call to Safety (formerly the Portland Women's Crisis Line): Provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources. 24 hour crisis line: 503-235-5333, 1-888-235-5333, or https://calltosafety.org/

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

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

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

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Person Deceased After Jumping from Burnside Bridge - 05/17/17

On Wednesday May 17, 2017, at 12:49 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Burnside Bridge on the report that a person jumped off the bridge and landed on the concrete below.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the person, an adult male, deceased on the concrete bridge piling below the south side of the bridge.

One lane on the top of the bridge is affected until the investigation at the scene is complete and the Medical Examiner takes custody of the body.

Preliminary information indicates this is a suicide.

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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UPDATE - Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Concordia Neighborhood - One Person Injured - 05/17/17

The victim in last night's shooting, a 34-year-old female, was treated and released from a Portland hospital. She was unable to provide any additional information on the suspect or reason for the shooting.

Based on information learned during the investigation, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to the scene and will continue the investigation.

Anyone with information about this case should contact the Gang Enforcement Team at 503-823-4106.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Tuesday May 16, 2017, at 10:32 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Northeast 33rd Avenue and Killingsworth Street on the report of a shooting.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and contacted the victim, a female adult, who was suffering from a leg injury. The victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment and is expected to survive her injuries.

Officers at the scene learned that witnesses heard several shots and that a black sedan sped out of the area after the shooting - unknown if it's related to the incident. The victim was walking to her car when she was shot by an unknown assailant. It is not yet known if the victim was the intended target of the shooting.

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

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Portland Police Canine Memorial Statue to be Dedicated on Saturday (Photo) - 05/17/17

On Saturday May 20, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau's Canine Unit will be hosting an open house and dedication ceremony for the newly created Canine Memorial.

The memorial is located in front of the Canine Unit office and public safety building at 4735 East Burnside Street, formerly known as Southeast Precinct.

A brief dedication ceremony will be held from 11:30 to 11:45 a.m. Members of the public are invited to attend and share in the dedication ceremony. A flyer is attached for download and sharing on social media.

This memorial project was made possible through countless hours of work by local artist Richard A. Moore III, as well as many generous donors, including the Portland Police Historical Society and Advantis Credit Union, following the tragic shooting death of Portland Police K-9 "Mick" in 2014.

* Meet the entire PPB Canine Unit
* Meet the artist Richard A. Moore III
* K-9 exhibits and demonstrations
* Refreshments and snacks provided by Boyd's Coffee and Jazzy Bagels
* PPB Honor Guard to present colors
* PPB Highland Guard

Parking located at the Portland Montessori surface lot at Southeast 50th Avenue and Couch Street behind the precinct.

Please join us as we conclude Police Memorial Week 2017 to honor our canine partners who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving the citizens of Portland.

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UPDATE - Suspect Identified in Old Town Stabbing -- Already in Jail on Unrelated Charges (Photo) - 05/16/17

Today, Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives were notified that 37-year-old Jacob Shroyer passed away at a Portland hospital. The Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy on Wednesday. Additional charges are expected to be filed against the suspect, 33-year-old Michael Lee Williams, in connection with Shroyer's death.

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Portland Police Homicide detectives have identified the suspect in a May 8, 2017 stabbing that left a 37-year-old man in critical condition.

In the evening hours of Thursday May 11, 2017, Homicide detectives charged 33-year-old Michael Lee Williams with Attempted Murder, Assault in the First Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon in connection with the attack. Williams was already in custody at the Multnomah County Jail as a result of a May 9 arrest on unrelated charges and a parole violation.

The May 8 stabbing victim, Jacob Pedro Shroyer, a resident of Northwest Portland, remains in critical condition at a Portland hospital. Shroyer's injuries are considered life-threatening.

The investigation started on Monday May 8, at 10:25 p.m., when Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a person stabbed at the Pacific Tower Apartments, located at 333 Northwest 4th Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located Shroyer suffering from multiple stab wounds. Shroyer was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital where he remains.

Based on information learned in the investigation, the suspect is a black male adult with a large build, armed with a knife. There is no information to suggest the victim and suspect knew each other and the attack appears to be completely random.

During the course of the investigation, detectives developed probable cause to believe Williams was the attacker and obtained evidence linking him to the crime.

Anyone with information about this assault is asked to contact Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033, anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Vince Cui at 503-823-0449, vince.cui@portlandoregon.gov.

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Marine Drive Closed 33rd to 122nd Due to Fatal Crash - Major Crash Team Responding #Alert - 05/16/17

On Tuesday May 16, 2017, at 12:44 p.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a crash involving multiple drivers on Northeast Marine Drive, just west of 122nd Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and determined one person was deceased and others suffered injuries, although none appear to be immediately life-threatening.

Northeast Marine Drive will be closed from 33rd Avenue to 122nd Avenue for several hours as the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team conducts an investigation.

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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28-Year-Old Mom Arrested for DUII, Assaulting a Police Officer - Kids Taken Into Protective Custody (Photo) - 05/16/17

On Monday May 15, 2017, North Precinct officers responded to the report of a driver traveling northbound on I-5 near Jantzen Beach, weaving in and out of traffic, scraping the jersey barrier in a vehicle with flat tires.

Officers arrived and stopped the driver near the I-5 bridge. Officers made contact with the driver, later identified as 28-year-old Amal Shariff of Seattle, Washington, and noted that there were two small children in the back seat and that they were crying.

The driver was asked to get out of the car as part of an impaired driving investigation and once out, officers began to place Shariff into custody. Shariff struggled with officers and struck an officer in the face with her elbow before officers were able to gain control of her and place her into handcuffs.

Shariff was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assaulting a Police Officer (two counts), Resist Arrest, Recklessly Endangering Another Person (two counts), Reckless Driving, and Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants.

Shariff's children were taken into protective custody and turned over to the Department of Human Services.

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 - Pedestrian Struck and Killed on NE MLK - Major Crash Team Responding to Investigate - 05/15/17

The person killed on Friday afternoon has been identified as 49-year-old Toby Gene Holtrop, no fixed address.

Traffic investigators learned that 27-year-old Justen Wayne Ashworth Fivecoats was driving northbound on MLK in a 2002 Dodge Durango when he struck Holtrop as Holtrop was attempting to cross MLK from east to west near Delta Park. Holtrop was pushing a trailer full of empty cans and miscellaneous items and pulling a cart with additional items when he was struck by the vehicle.

Ashworth Fivecoats did not show signs of impairment and was released from the scene pending further investigation.

Once Traffic investigators complete their investigation, it will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

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 Friday May 12, 2017, at 4:29 p.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report that a driver struck a pedestrian on Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, between Union Court and Marine Drive.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the adult male pedestrian who was suffering from traumatic injuries. He was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment but did not survive.

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

Northeast MLK Jr. Boulevard will be closed in both directions, between Marine Drive and Union Court, for several hours due to the crash investigation. Drivers seeking to access I-5 should seek alternate access points to the south, or from Marine Drive only.

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

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Stabbing Investigation Underway in Downtown Portland - One Person Injured - 05/12/17

On Friday May 12, 2017, at 10:03 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing outside The Nines Hotel on Southwest Morrison Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the male adult victim suffering from a stab wound. He was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect fled the scene and is described as a white male in his 20s, 6'2" tall, slim build, a thin, pale face, clean-shaven, wearing all black clothing.

Preliminary information indicates that there is no apparent connection between the victim and suspect.

Anyone with information about this stabbing is asked to call the Detective Division at 503-823-0400.

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29-Year-Old Man Arrested After Entering Northeast Portland Home, Barricading Self in Bathroom (Photo) - 05/11/17

On Thursday May 11, 2017, at 6:43 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 4000 block of Northeast Wistaria Drive on the report that an unknown man entered the home and locked himself in a bathroom.

Officers arrived and spoke with the residents who told police they did not know the man and believed he may have entered through an open garage door.

Officers established a perimeter around the residence as additional officers, including officers with Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT) training, responded to assess the situation.

Officers established communication with the man, later identified as 29-year-old Aaron Lavell Reed-Jones, and convinced him to come out of the bathroom. Reed-Jones was exhibiting signs of paranoia and confusion while talking to officers but eventually opened the door and surrendered to police without incident.

Reed-Jones was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Burglary in the First Degree.

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Update on Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation on Southeast Flavel Street (Photo) - 05/11/17

Detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances leading to a fatal officer-involved shooting last night in Southeast Portland.

The deceased has been identified as 24-year-old Terrell Kyreem Johnson. Johnson does not have a fixed address and a family member has an active restraining order/protective order against Johnson.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy today and determined that Johnson died of multiple gunshot wounds. Toxicology results are pending examination.

The Police Bureau has been in contact with Johnson's family and they are requesting complete privacy at this time. According to Johnson's family, he has been struggling with drug addiction that they believe may have affected his mental health. Johnson has no mental health history on file with the Portland Police Bureau.

The Portland Police Bureau officer involved in the shooting is Samson Ajir, an eight-year-veteran of the Bureau assigned to the Transit Police Division.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputy partnered with Officer Ajir in the Transit Police Division is Deputy AJ Ajir -- Officer Ajir's brother.

During the investigation thus far, detectives have learned that Johnson was acting erratically and threatening people at the Flavel Street Transit Station which prompted a 9-1-1 call for police. The caller described Johnson as a white male, provided a clothing description, and a description of Johnson's behavior to the call-taker with the Bureau of Emergency Communications (BOEC).

The first arriving officer at the scene was Officer Jacob Howell of the West Linn Police Department, assigned to the Transit Police Division. Officer Howell was in the early stages of his investigation into the report and was speaking with Johnson, who was non-compliant and would not sit down. As Officer Ajir and Deputy Ajir arrived, Johnson ran from the officers -- first westbound on Flavel then back eastbound before running northbound on the MAX bridge over Johnson Creek.

Officer Ajir was in close proximity to Johnson when Johnson displayed a utility knife prompting Officer Ajir to fire his handgun multiple times, striking Johnson. After Johnson was down on the ground, additional officers arrived and approached Johnson with a shield for officer-safety, then began rendering immediate medical aid until paramedics arrived. Paramedics determined that Johnson was deceased. A utility knife was recovered from the scene.

None of the law enforcement agencies directly involved in this incident are using body cameras at this time.

This investigation is continuing and no additional details are expected to be released until after the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office presents the case to a grand jury, which is standard procedure. Grand jury testimony is generally recorded in officer-involved shooting investigations, with transcripts being provided to the public in a timely manner.

Officer Ajir has been placed on paid Administrative Leave until the conclusion of the grand jury, which is also standard procedure. Deputy Ajir and Officer Howell have been placed on paid Administrative Leave for three days as is standard protocol with their respective agencies.

Chief Mike Marshman and Mayor Ted Wheeler responded to the scene on Wednesday evening as well as representatives from the Office of Independent Police Review, Professional Standards Division, Training Division, Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, Forensic Evidence Division, TriMet, and various partner agencies included in the Transit Police Division.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the Johnson family and the families of Officer and Deputy Ajir during this difficult time," said Chief Mike Marshman. "This is not the outcome anyone desires and it's distressing for all involved. We remain committed to full transparency and upon completion of the grand jury, we will ensure the entire investigation is released in a timely manner."

"I have been in regular communication with Chief Marshman about these events, and we agree that information should be provided to the public in a timely and transparent manner," said Mayor Wheeler. "As facts become available, we must acknowledge that this is a difficult time for the Johnson family and for the officers involved. My thoughts are with them."

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.

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

The photo of Johnson that is being released was from an April 29, 2017, arrest for bicycle theft.

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Dog Shot by Police After it Attacked Adults and Children in Southeast Portland - 05/11/17

Today, Thursday May 11, 2017, at 8:02 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast 60th Avenue and Nehalem Street on the report that a white pit bull was jumping at the door of a neighborhood residence after earlier chasing a woman who had to jump onto a truck to get away from the dog.

As officers were responding to the call additional information was received that the dog had attacked and bitten two people. As an officer arrived at the scene, the dog was attacking children at a bus stop and was biting a woman who was protecting her nine-year-old son and other children. As the officer approached the dog, it let go of the woman's leg and charged at the officer who fired a single shot striking and injuring the dog.

A male that was bitten on the shin by the dog was treated by medical personnel at the scene. The woman and her son did not suffer any injuries.

Multnomah County Animal Services responded and took custody of the dog.

Youth Services Division School Resource Officers are going to visit nearby Whitman Elementary School to check in with students who were waiting for the bus during this incident.

Anyone with information about whom the dog belongs to may call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333 or Multnomah County Animal Services at 503-988-7387.

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UPDATE #2 - ARREST - Transit Police Seeking Public's Help to Locate Suspect for Cutting Woman's Hair on TriMet Bus (Photo) - 05/10/17

30-year-old Jared Weston Walter, wanted for cutting women's hair on a TriMet bus, was arrested tonight after several different callers to 9-1-1 reported seeing him in the area of Southeast 82nd Avenue and Holgate Boulevard.

At 7:52 p.m., officers located him in the 4300 block of Southeast 89th Avenue and took him into custody after alert community members chased him in the neighborhood.

Walter was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Harassment (two counts) and Interfering with Public Transportation (two counts). Walter will be arraigned on Thursday.

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The Transit Police Division is continuing to seek the public's help to locate 30-year-old Jared Walter in connection with this incident.

TriMet is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of Walter.

Any sightings of Walter should be immediately reported to 9-1-1. Any non-emergency tips should be directed to Transit Police at 503-962-7566 or CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The Transit Police Division is asking for the public's help to locate 30-year-old Jared Weston Walter, a registered sex offender, after police received a report of a man cutting a woman's hair on a TriMet bus then fleeing the area. Walter has been previously investigated, charged and convicted for similar activity and targets females of all ages.

Walter is believed to be in the Portland metro area and is not believed to have a fixed address. Surveillance images from May 1, 2017, and 2017 booking photos are being released to aid in this investigation.

"We will not tolerate this type of behavior on our transit system," said Harry Saporta, TriMet Executive Director of Safety and Security. "As this individual has clearly shown he will continue to re-offend despite repercussions, we will work closely with Transit Police and the District Attorney's Office to find this individual and seek the harshest penalty possible. And, while our maximum exclusion is six months, we are exploring a long-term ban that will keep this individual off TriMet vehicles and property once he is caught. We, along with Transit Police, are dedicated to assuring a safe system for all of our riders."

TriMet encourages all riders to be aware of their surroundings and if they see something suspicious, to say something to a TriMet employee of by calling 9-1-1. During emergencies that are in progress and a voice call would bring attention, riders can text 9-1-1.

Anyone seeing Walter should immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information about Walter or anyone who believes they may have been a victim of Walter's behavior should contact Transit Police at 503-962-7566 or CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov

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Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation Near SE 92nd and Flavel - One Person Deceased - 05/10/17

The Portland Police Bureau and East County Major Crimes Team are in the early stages of an officer-involved shooting investigation that occurred early Wednesday evening. No officers were injured in the encounter that left one person deceased.

On Wednesday May 10, 2017, at 7:03 p.m., a caller to 9-1-1 reported that a male in his 20s was threatening people on the TriMet Flavel Street Transit Station. Transit Police Division officers responded to the scene and shortly after arriving were involved in a foot pursuit with the suspect. During the foot pursuit, which led onto a bridge over Johnson Creek on the north side of Flavel Street, there was an encounter with the suspect and one officer discharged his firearm, striking the suspect who fell to the ground.

Additional officers arrived and approached the suspect with a shield for officer-safety, then began rendering immediate medical aid until paramedics arrived. Paramedics determined that the suspect was deceased. Preliminarly information indicates that no officers were injured during this encounter.

The officer who discharged his firearm is a member of the Portland Police Bureau and was partnered with a Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputy as part of their assignment to the multi-agency Transit Police Division. A West Linn Police Department officer assigned to the Transit Division was also near the scene of the encounter.

Detectives are in the early stages of the investigation and do not yet have any identity of the suspect, or are they able to confirm the suspect's age or other identifying information. Details about the crime scene or the specific information that led to the shooting are not being released at this time as there is an active investigation this evening.

Anyone with information about this incident that has not already spoken to police may call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333 or the Detective Division at 503-823-0400.

Generally, the Bureau releases the name(s) of the involved officer(s) and the identity of the deceased within 24 hours, pending investigative need and family notifications.

Once the investigation is complete, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office will present the case to a grand jury, which is standard procedure. Transcripts of grand jury testimony are generally recorded and provided to the public in a timely manner.

The involved officer will be placed on paid Administrative Leave until the conclusion of the grand jury, which is also standard procedure.

Chief Mike Marshman and Mayor Ted Wheeler were at the scene this evening as well as representatives from the Office of Independent Police Review, Professional Standards Division, Training Division, Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, Forensic Evidence Division, TriMet, and various partner agencies included in the Transit Police Division.

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.

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

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25-Year-Old Man Arrested for Masturbation in Public Near Parklane Elementary School (Photo) - 05/10/17

On Wednesday May 10, 2017, at 6:57 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Parklane Elementary School, located at 15811 Southeast Main Street, on the report that an adult male was openly masturbating in front of the school.

Officers arrived in the area and witnesses directed police to the suspect's vehicle. The suspect, 25-year-old Brandon Kwok Lee, was arrested without incident.

Officers learned that witnesses observed Lee engaging in self-sexual activity in front of the school and, when confronted, would turn towards bystanders and continue his behavior. No children were present this morning as it was a late start school day.

After Lee's arrest, officers located and seized an unloaded handgun in his vehicle, which was taken as evidence pending further investigation.

Lee was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Public Indecency and will be arraigned on Thursday.

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Update on Stabbing Investigation in Old Town on Monday Night - Victim in Critical Condition (Photo) - 05/10/17

The Portland Police Bureau is continuing to investigate the circumstances of a stabbing that left a 37-year-old man critically injured on Monday night.

Jacob Pedro Shroyer, a resident of Northwest Portland, remains in critical condition at a Portland hospital after being stabbed multiple times by an unknown suspect. The victim's injuries are life-threatening.

The investigation started on Monday May 8, 2017, at 10:25 p.m., when Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a person stabbed at the Pacific Tower Apartments, located at 333 Northwest 4th Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, later identified as Shroyer, suffering from multiple stab wounds. He was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital where he remains.

Based on information learned in the investigation, the suspect is a black male adult with a large build, armed with a knife. There is no information to suggest the victim and suspect knew each other and the attack appears to be completely random.

Anyone with information about this assault is asked to contact Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033, anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Vince Cui at 503-823-0449, vince.cui@portlandoregon.gov.

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Shooting Investigation Overnight in North Portland's Arbor Lodge Neighborhood - No Injuries - 05/09/17

On Monday May 8, 2017, at 6:48 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the area of North Vincent Avenue and North Willamette Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to witnesses who described hearing gunfire and seeing a dark green or gray, full-size SUV being driven northbound on North Vincent Avenue. The driver was described as a Black or Hispanic female and the passenger was described as a Black male, 20 to 30 years old, with a large afro hairstyle. The passenger was firing a handgun out the passenger-side window towards Willamette Boulevard.

No gunshot victims or damage were located at the scene and there is no information on an intended target.

Anyone with information about this shooting may provide it to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov.

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Portland Police Memorial Service Today at Noon in Waterfront Park (Photo) - 05/09/17

The 2017 Portland Police Bureau Memorial Service will be held today, Tuesday May 9, at 12:00 p.m. at the Portland Police Memorial, located in Waterfront Park, just South of the Hawthorne Bridge. The memorial service will feature speakers, a 21-gun salute, a water display from Portland Fire & Rescue, a riderless horse by the Portland Police Bureau's Mounted Patrol Unit, and other ceremonial activities.

Following the memorial service, there will be a reception in the park with light refreshments.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

The Portland Police Memorial was built through the efforts of the Portland Police Historical Society and was dedicated during National Police Week in May 1993 by President George H.W. Bush.

Since 1870, 29 Portland Police officers have been killed in the line-of-duty in service to the City of Portland.

To learn more about these officers and the Police Memorial, please visit http://www.portlandpolicemuseum.com/

According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (http://www.NLEOMF.org), law enforcement fatalities nationwide rose to their highest level in five years in 2016, with 135 officers killed in the line of duty, according to preliminary data compiled by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF). The preliminary 2016 report is available at
http://www.nleomf.org/assets/pdfs/reports/Preliminary-2016-EOY-Officer-Fatalities-Report.pdf

The NLEOMF has also released a preliminary 2017 report, showing a 31% increase in law enforcement officer fatalities over 2016. That report is available at http://www.nleomf.org/ytest/facts-figures/officer-fatalities/

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Stabbing Investigations Underway in Old Town - Two People Injured - 05/08/17

In the evening hours of Monday May 8, 2017, Central Precinct officers responded to two different reports of stabbings in Old Town.

The first incident was reported at 10:25 p.m., when Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a person stabbed at the Pacific Tower Apartments, located at 333 Northwest 4th Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a male adult victim suffering from multiple stab wounds. He has been transported to a Portland hospital with traumatic injuries.

At this point in the investigation, there is no suspect information.

The second incident was reported at 10:37 p.m., when Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing at 10 Northwest Naito Parkway.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located an uncooperative male adult victim suffering from a non-life-threatening injury. Medical personnel are treating the victim at the scene. A person of interest was located in the area and detained for additional investigation.

There is no apparent connection to the earlier stabbing.

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

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UPDATE: Burglary Suspect In Custody in SW Portland After Trying to Escape, Falling Down Ravine - No Injuries (Photo) - 05/08/17

The suspect, 22-year-old Keith Garrett Matson, was treated and released from a Portland area hospital and booked into the Multnomah County Jail early Monday morning. Matson was charged with Criminal Trespass in the First Degree, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, Unlawful Entry of a Motor Vehicle, Theft in the Third Degree, and Escape in the Third Degree (two counts). Matson is also being held on two outstanding warrants for Burglary in the First Degree and Attempted Assault in the Fourth Degree.

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On Sunday May 7, 2017, at 9:03 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a residential burglary in the 3800 block of Southwest Arnold Street.

As officers were responding to the scene they received an update that the suspect ran away into the woods near the residence.

Officers arrived in the area and spotted a person matching the suspect's description down a ravine. Officers called to him to come up the hill, which he did, but then he tried to run away and fell back down the hill. Officers went down the hill and took the man into custody and determined he was not seriously injured.

Portland Fire & Rescue is responding to assist with safely getting the suspect up the hill for transportation to jail by police.

The suspect's name and charges will not be available until Monday.

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Shooting Investigation Underway on MLK - No Known Injuries - 05/06/17

On Saturday May 6, 2017, at 8:09 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the report of gunfire on Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near Dekum Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to witnesses who described a person with a gun running eastbound on Dekum Street from MLK. The person with the gun is described as a Black male in his 30s, 5'9" to 6'01" tall, medium build, wearing all black clothing.

Officers located evidence of gunfire and damage to a bus shelter on MLK at Bryant Street.

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

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60-Year-Old Man Arrested in Connection with Indecency Investigation at East Portland Community Center (Photo) - 05/05/17

On Wednesday May 3, 2017, detectives from the Portland Police Bureau's Family Services Division arrested a 60-year-old man in connection with multiple reports of public indecency at the East Portland Community Center.

Jon McKinley Clark of Northeast Portland was arrested at his home and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Public Indecency (three counts). Clark's charges come as a result of incidents in March 2017 involving a 7-year-old and a 10-year-old; and, an April 2017 incident involving a 7-year-old victim.

Safety is Portland Parks & Recreation's top priority, and they assisted with the Portland Police Bureau on this investigation.

While there is no information to indicate any additional victims, anyone with additional information about Clark and/or any additional victims are asked to contact Detective Stephen Gandy at 503-823-0185, stephen.gandy@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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

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

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UPDATE #2 - Major Crash Team Responding to Investigate Hit and Run to Pedestrian - Fatal Injuries - 05/05/17

Traffic officers are continuing to investigate this morning's fatal hit and run crash on Southeast 82nd Avenue.

Based on information learned at the scene, officers are looking for a smaller gray or dark gray sedan, not a red sedan as initially believed. Witnesses described a red pick-up truck that was following behind the suspect vehicle, the driver being a potential witness.

Officers will be reviewing area surveillance video as part of this investigation.

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

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The pedestrian involved in this crash has died at a Portland hospital.

This case remains under investigation.

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On Friday May 5, 2017, at 4:33 a.m., East Precinct responded to the report that a pedestrian was hit by a driver on Southeast 82nd Avenue, just south of Flavel Street and that the involved driver left the scene.

Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and found a male suffering from traumatic injuries lying on the sidewalk. The victim has been transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to life-threatening injuries.

Preliminary information indicates that the suspect driver was in a small gray or dark gray sedan and continued to drive southbound on 82nd Avenue after striking the pedestrian.

Southeast 82nd Avenue is closed in both directions from Flavel to Malden Streets.

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

Anyone with information about the suspect driver or vehicle is asked to call 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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No Injuries After Robbery and Shooting at Roseway Neighborhood Convenience Store - 05/05/17

On Friday May 5, 2017, at 3:55 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire at the 7-Eleven Store, located at 3311 Northeast 82nd Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and learned that there was an armed robbery at 7-Eleven and the suspect fired multiple shots as he fled the scene. The employee was not injured.

Officers learned that the suspect entered the store, armed with a handgun, and the employee ran outside. The suspect was in the store for a short time then came outside, fired several shots at the employees car, then ran away.

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

The suspect is described as a white male, 50 to 60 years old, medium height and weight, white hair, wearing a red hat and black t-shirt.

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

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Robbery and Shots Fired in Northeast Portland's King Neighborhood - No Injuries - 05/05/17

On Friday May 5, 2017, at 2:36 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery and shooting at Northeast 11th Avenue and Sumner Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victims who were in a vehicle. Neither person was injured.

Officers learned that the male and female victims were sitting in a vehicle when to men approached them and demanded the male victim's property. After obtaining some of the victim's property, the suspects walked away and one of the suspects fired multiple shots at the victims' vehicle, striking and damaging the car.

The suspect with the gun was described as a Black male, 22 years old, 5'11" tall, medium build, wearing a bandana covering his face. The second suspect was described as similar to the first, wearing a white tank top, carrying a knife.

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

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

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Major Crash Team Investigating Serious Injury Crash on NW Skyline Boulevard - 05/04/17

On Thursday May 4, 2017, at 4:15 p.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers, as well as Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the report of a head-on crash on Northwest Skyline Boulevard and Ash Street.

Officers, firefighters, and medical personnel arrived locating the crash and three injured parties. One person was transported by LifeFlight and two others were transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital with traumatic injuries.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to conduct an investigation. Preliminary information indicates that a passenger car occupied by three people being driven northbound on Skyline, crossed the center line and crashed head-on into a large delivery truck being driven southbound on Skyline, occupied by two people.

All three people in the passenger car were injured in the crash - both people in the truck were not injured.

Traffic remains closed on Skyline until tows and clean-up can be complete. 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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UPDATE - Pedestrian Critically Injured in Crash on Northeast Killingsworth Street - 05/04/17

The pedestrian involved in Sunday evening's crash, 30-year-old Eve Marie Dorner, died late Tuesday May 2 as a result of her injuries.

The driver involved in the crash was identified as 85-year-old Janice DelRidge of Gresham.

Traffic officers learned that DelRidge was driving her GMC Yukon eastbound on Northeast Killingsworth Street in the right lane when she struck Dorner in the lane of traffic. Officers learned that Dorner was crossing Killingsworth from the north side to the south side when she was struck by DelRidge's vehicle. The location of the crash was mid-block where there is no marked or unmarked crosswalk or informal intersection crossing capabilities.

DelRidge remained at the scene and was cooperative. There was no evidence that she was impaired or driving distracted.

Once the investigation is complete, it will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for a review for any criminal or violation-level charges.

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On Sunday April 30, 2017, at 9:54 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report that a driver struck a pedestrian on Northeast Killingsworth Street near 75th Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a female pedestrian suffering from traumatic injuries. She has been transported to a Portland hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The driver has remained at the scene and is cooperating with officers.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation. Killingsworth Street will be closed in both directions for several hours as the investigation continues.

No additional information will be 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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Suspect in #MayDayPDX Riot, Arson Incidents Arrested on Wednesday (Photo) - 05/03/17

On Wednesday May 3, 2017, Portland Police Bureau and Portland Fire & Rescue Arson Investigators arrested the person suspected of placing burning road flares inside a Downtown Portland Target store and a Portland Police car during the riot on Monday May 1, 2017.

22-year-old Damion Zachary Feller was arrested at Southwest Park Avenue and Stark Street and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Arson in the First Degree, Arson in the Second Degree, and Riot. Additional charges may be added after additional investigation and the case is reviewed by the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office.

Feller will be arraigned on Thursday.

Feller was identified after investigators reviewed video of the events as well as through community tips. Probable cause was established to arrest Feller for the crimes and investigators seized evidence linking him to the crimes.

The Portland Police Bureau will continue to investigate criminal acts committed during the riot and is asking the public to share information about criminal suspects with police. Tips can be emailed to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov

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

Information about any other unsolved felony crime 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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Cross-Country Drug Investigation Leads to Two Arrests, Significant Seizure of Synthetic Opioids (Photo) - 05/03/17

On February 16, 2017, Portland Police Bureau Drugs and Vice Division (DVD) officers responded to the scene of an apparent fatal drug overdose. The victim, 18-year-old Aisha Zughbieh-Collins, was found deceased in her Southeast Portland home. Investigators located evidence that indicated Zughbieh-Collins had overdosed on U-47700, a synthetic opioid that is more potent than heroin and presently the cause of many overdose deaths in the United States. Further investigation of the scene and the computer devices owned by Zughbieh-Collins found that she had purchased the U-47700 through a Dark Net site that supplies illegal narcotics through the US Mail. A vendor on the Dark Net using the screen name of "Peter the Great" was determined to be the source of the U-47700 used by Zughbieh-Collins.

DVD investigators immediately partnered with the Portland Police-based High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Interdiction Taskforce which includes investigators from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), to conduct a federal Len Bias Act investigation under the supervision of the United States Attorney for the District of Oregon, with additional material support from the Oregon-Idaho HIDTA program. Len Bias Act investigations and prosecutions are designed to specifically hold drug sellers accountable for the illegal drugs they supply that lead to an overdose death.

Dark Net sites offer a wide variety of illegal drugs for sale from sources within the United States, as well as numerous international sources, and are believed to provide complete anonymity for buyer and seller.

Through the close cooperation of investigators from DVD, HSI and the USPIS, "Peter the Great" was determined to be operating from Greenville, South Carolina, and further investigation identified Theodore Khleborod and Ana Milena Barrero as the suspects behind the "Peter the Great" Dark Net sales. Concurrent with these investigative efforts, it was discovered that "Peter the Great" drug sales had been provisionally linked to overdose deaths in several other states.

DVD, HSI and USPIS investigators traveled to Greenville, South Carolina, to complete their investigation with the assistance of the local HSI and USPIS offices. While completing work for the execution of search warrants at the residence of Khleborod and Barrero, investigators interdicted dozens of parcels containing suspected drug shipments being mailed by Barrero on April 24 and 25, 2017. On April 26, investigators again interdicted Barrero in the process of mailing additional parcels containing suspected drug shipments, took Barrero into custody, and then executed search warrants at the Greenville residence of Khleborod and Barrero, where Khleborod was taken into custody.

A search of the Greenville residence located a large quantity of drug evidence, as well as extensive evidence linking Khleborod and Barrero to Dark Net drug sales. As a prolific source of illegal narcotics the pair had shipped packages of drugs to thousands of locations across the United States. Investigators were assisted at the residence by the Greenville County Sheriff's Office Hazardous Materials Team and the local HIDTA task force.

The investigation into the activities of Khleborod and Barrero continue, with emphasis being placed on all other fatal overdose cases that may be linked to Khleborod and Barrero and to exploit the criminal evidence derived from the Greenville search warrant. Khleborod and Barrero remain in federal custody in Greenville, South Carolina.

This case represents an excellent example of the close cooperation and coordination that exists between local, state and federal law enforcement in the Portland area that has allowed the Portland Police Bureau to resolve a local fatal overdose case with an arrest, and potentially provide accountability for other overdose cases in several other states. The case has also put an end to the activities of a prolific drug trafficker who has been selling the most lethal drugs across the United States, and demonstrated that buyers and sellers who use the Dark Net to conduct business are not anonymous and well within the reach of law enforcement.

DVD, in cooperation with our other law enforcement partners, routinely conducts extensive source of supply investigations that are not limited to this jurisdiction, so that we may have the greatest possible impact on the disruption of drug trafficking organizations that operate in Portland. The Portland Police Bureau encourages those with information related to organized drug trafficking to contact the Drugs and Vice Division online at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/30740

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UPDATE - Officer Injured in Traffic Crash on Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard - No Serious Injuries (Photo) - 05/03/17

62-year-old Robert John Kaleta was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) and Reckless Driving late Tuesday evening.

The officer was treated and released from a Portland hospital.

An earlier misspelling of "McLoughlin" has been corrected and the Bureau regrets the error.

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On Tuesday May 2, 2017, at 8:56 p.m., a Traffic Division Motorcycle Officer reported that he'd been involved in a traffic crash on Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard, just north of Holgate Boulevard.

Central Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the scene, as well as medical personnel. The officer was alert and conscious at the scene and initial information indicates that he did not suffer any serious injuries. The officer has been transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment.

The other involved driver remained at the scene and the cause of the crash is under investigation. Based on observations by officers at the scene, the other driver has been taken into custody on suspicion of impaired driving.

Preliminary information indicates that the officer was stopped in the left turn lane of McLoughlin Boulevard to turn into Ross Island Sand and Gravel when the other driver crashed into the rear of the motorcycle, knocking the officer and bike onto the pavement.

Northbound traffic on McLoughlin Boulevard from Holgate Boulevard is temporarily closed as Traffic Division officers conduct a crash investigation.

No further updates are anticipated this evening.

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 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

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Permitted #MayDayPDX March Turns Into Riot -- 25 People Arrested (Photo) - 05/01/17

On Monday May 1, 2017, 25 people were arrested after a permitted May Day rally and march devolved into a riot after dozens of suspects committed numerous criminal acts including disorderly conduct, riot, arson, criminal mischief (vandalism), theft, and assault.

Prior to the permitted march beginning, officers took possession of numerous sticks, poles, and homemade shields from participants arriving at Shemanski Park in Southwest Portland.

Early in the march, which was scheduled to travel through Downtown Portland and return to Shemanksi Park, rocks and projectiles were being launched at police officers and paramedics, including a full Pepsi can that struck a Portland Fire & Rescue paramedic assigned to assist the Portland Police Bureau's Rapid Response Team (RRT).

Shortly after that, the situation devolved into a full-scale riot with random acts of vandalism to Downtown businesses, cars, and public and private property. Various fires were set in the street and in garbage cans, a police car was spray-painted and vandalized, and there were attempts to set at least one business on fire. Numerous projectiles were thrown at or launched at police and firefighters including rocks, bottles, ball bearings, fireworks, smoke bombs, and road flares.

Police Bureau Command announced that the permit for the march was being revoked and encouraged all law-abiding participants to leave Downtown Portland.

Criminal suspects were running all over Downtown Portland making it challenging for officers to effect arrests but eventually police were able to capture large groups of criminal suspects and make arrests in the area of Southwest 5th Avenue, Jefferson to Madison Streets. During the riot, there were limited deployments of less lethal munitions by police.

"I'm very proud of the professionalism of Portland Police officers, Portland Firefighters and the members of the other law enforcement agencies that worked to keep the peace in Downtown Portland under very difficult circumstances," said Police Chief Mike Marshman. "Unfortunately the actions of the law breakers undermined and covered up the message of the law abiding individuals who worked to peacefully get their message heard on May Day."

Any business or private individual who was the victim of a crime during the riot is encouraged to file a police report by calling the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333 or filing a report online at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/cor/

A timeline of information and announcements can be found on the Portland Police Bureau's Twitter account (@PortlandPolice), https://twitter.com/PortlandPolice

Those arrested include three juveniles and 22 adults (age, name, and charge):

* 17-year-old Callie Quinn-Ward -- Arrested for Riot
* 14-year-old Brady Carcmichael -- Arrested for Riot
* 17-year-old Tess Waxman -- Arrested for Riot
* 21-year-old Ayden Michael Foster-Wysocki -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
* 18-year-old Madhab Pulle -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
* 37-year-old Tyler Hans Larsen -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
* 44-year-old Luis Marquez -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
* 20-year-old Grahme Meneses -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
* 22-year-old Jace Anthony Willis -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
* 42-year-old Corey Daniel Joe -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Assaulting a Police Officer
* 19-year-old Brianna Borgen -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
* 34-year-old Rachel Visco -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
* 33-year-old Phoebe Loomis -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
* 19-year-old Michell Korin Myers -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
* 22-year-old Rylie Wolff -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
* 35-year-old Lucy Elizabeth Smith -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
* 38-year-old Glenn Allen Silbersdorff -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
* 28-year-old Christopher Fellini -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
* 24-year-old Frank Martinez -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Resist Arrest
* 28-year-old Ian Lawrence Henderson -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
* 20-year-old Javier Ivan Reyes -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
* 34-year-old Dan Edward Wright -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
* 29-year-old Jeff Richard Singer -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Interfering with a Peace Officer
* 24-year-old Taylor James Evans -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Interfering with a Peace Officer
* 26-year-old John Barton Elliott -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

All three juveniles were released to a parent. All adults received a traffic citation for violation of Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 811.535 (Failing to Obey a Police Officer).

Officers seized a small, concealable slingshot from one suspect containing various materials for ammunition.

The arrests of all involved will be reviewed for possible additional charges of Riot, Criminal Mischief and/or other criminal charges.

Individual booking photos of adults (juveniles not released) may be obtained from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office by visiting http://www.mcso.us

The Portland Police Bureau will continue to investigate criminal acts committed during the riot and is asking the public to share information about criminal suspects with police. Tips can be emailed to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov

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

Information about any other unsolved felony crime 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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Chronic Car Prowl Suspects Arrested and Booked on Dozens of Charges (Photo) - 05/01/17

In the evening hours of Saturday April 29, 2017, two people were booked into the Multnomah County Jail on dozens of charges connected with theft, criminal mischief, and drugs.

31-year-old Macknell Christopher Jones and 26-year-old Nicole Marie Moen were booked into jail after they were arrested and taken to different Portland hospitals for treatment after allegedly swallowing drugs after their arrest.

Among other charges, Jones and Moen were indicted by a Multnomah County Grand Jury in connection with a car prowl on March 11, 2017, in the Lloyd District, where they broke into a South Salem High School girls' basketball team vehicle, stealing several items.

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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Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested Sunday Night -- Attacked Victim in Home (Photo) - 05/01/17

In the evening hours of Sunday April 30, 2017, East Precinct officers arrested a 29-year-old man in connection with a burglary and sexual assault that occurred in the area of 122nd Avenue and East Burnside Street.

29-year-old Sean Leon Lacy Jr. was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Kidnap in the First Degree, Rape in the First Degree, Sodomy in the First Degree, Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the First Degree, and Burglary in the First Degree.

The investigation started on Sunday April 30, 2017, at 7:13 p.m., when East Precinct officers responded to the MAX platform at 122nd Avenue and East Burnside Street on the report that two men were holding down another man after some sort of theft or burglary. Officers arrived in the area and took the suspect into custody then learned that the suspect ran from a nearby residence after breaking in and sexually assaulting a young woman.

Due to the sensitive nature of the investigation, no additional information will be released in this case. The victim and family are requesting complete privacy.

Anyone with information about Lacy is asked to contact Detective Jason Christensen at 503-823-0894, jchristensen@portlandoregon.gov.

Stranger-to-stranger sexual assaults fortunately are a rare occurrence.

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

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

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

Call to Safety (formerly the Portland Women's Crisis Line): Provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources. 24 hour crisis line: 503-235-5333, 1-888-235-5333, or https://calltosafety.org/

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

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

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

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Best Baguette Broken-Into Early Monday -- Suspects Arrested, Booked for Burglary (Photo) - 05/01/17

On Monday May 1, 2017, at 2:35 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a burglary alarm at Best Baguette, located at 8308 Southeast Powell Boulevard. Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of a burglary. After determining that no suspects remained in the business, officers reviewed surveillance video from the business and obtained a suspect description.

At approximately 3:22 a.m., officers spotted two men matching the suspect description standing at Southeast 82nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard. Both were taken into custody without incident and transported to Burglary detectives to be interviewed.

44-year-old Ly Quang Tran and 43-year-old Hieu Van Duong were booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the Second Degree (two counts).

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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