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Public Alert: Scammers Calling Portland Residents Claiming to be IRS - 09/16/14
The Portland Police Bureau has received two recent reports where victims stated that someone claiming to be with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) called them and demanded money for back taxes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*Never give personal or financial information to an unsolicited caller or email.
*Be suspicious of callers who demand immediate payment for any reason.
*Utility companies and government agencies will never contact you for payment by GreenDot, MoneyPak or Vanilla Reload.
*Remember that anyone who has the number on a prepaid card has access to the funds on your card.
*Never wire money, provide debit or credit card numbers to a stranger.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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UPDATE: Gang-Related Shooting in Southeast Portland's Centennial Neighborhood (Photo) - 09/16/14
Gang Enforcement Team detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances of a Saturday evening shooting that injured two people in Southeast Portland.

20-year-old Johnny Ray Brown Jr. was contacted at the scene suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Brown was not cooperative with investigators.

18-year-old Isiah Romero Richards arrived at a Portland hospital by private car and was also suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Richards was not cooperative with investigators.

Detectives believe that both victims were involved in the same shooting and are associated to one another.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact Detective Brad Clifton at (503) 823-2087 or brad.clifton@portlandoregon.gov.

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

Anyone with information about gang and/or gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at (503) 823-4106.

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

Gun crimes in progress should immediately be reported to 9-1-1.

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On Saturday September 13,2014, at 7:07 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to an apartment complex in the 15600 block of Southeast Division Street on the report of a shooting.

Officers arrived in the area and learned that an 20-year-old male was suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment.

Preliminary information indicates that the shooting is gang-related and there were possibly two vehicles that fled the scene after the shooting. It is not clear if this was a drive-by shooting.

While officers began investigating this shooting, a 2nd gunshot victim arrived by private car at a Portland hospital. The male adult victim is described as having non-life-threatening injuries and it is not clear at this point if he is related to the shooting on Southeast Division Street.

The Gang Enforcement Team is responding to investigate 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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UPDATE: Reckless Driver Crashes into Vehicle Causing Serious Injuries - Major Crash Team Investigating - 09/16/14
Traffic Division officers are continuing to investigate last night's crash that critically injured a woman during a head-on crash in Southeast Portland.

54-year-old Hope Davis remains in critical condition at a Portland hospital after being hit head-on by a car driven by 22-year-old Sergey Lastivka. Lastivka received a minor injury and also was taken to a Portland hospital for treatment.

There have been no arrests so far and the case remains under investigation. Based on the investigation thus far, both alcohol and driving speed by Lastivka appear to be factors in the crash.

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On Monday September 15, 2014, at 11:00 p.m., an East Precinct officer was in the area of Mall 205 when he heard the sound of screeching car tires in area. The officer went to investigate the sound and was nearly hit by the reckless driver, who was doing cookies then sped away.

Multiple officers responded to the area to locate the suspect vehicle and an officer came across a crash where the suspect vehicle crashed into another vehicle driven by a female adult, at Southeast 96th Avenue and Market Street.

The female driver of the vehicle had to be removed from the vehicle by Portland Fire & Rescue personnel. She was transported to a Portland hospital with very serious injuries.

The male driver of the suspect vehicle suffered non-life-threatening injuries. His two female passengers were not injured in the crash.

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

No updates are expected on this case until late Tuesday morning.

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Community Invite Sept 20
Community Invite Sept 20
Police Bureau Invites Community to See New Training Complex (Photo) - 09/16/14
The remodel of the Portland Police Bureau's Training Complex is reaching the completion stage and the Bureau will celebrate with two special events: On Thursday, September 18, 2014, at noon, Mayor Charlie Hales and Chief Michael Reese will join with other elected officials, city leaders and leaders from partner agencies for a special ribbon cutting ceremony. Tours and light refreshments will be served. The media is invited.

On Saturday, September 20, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Bureau will host a community-wide open house. Community members can tour the facility and visit with Bureau members as well as meet members of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), K-9 Unit and Air Support Unit, and see the tools they use to keep the community safe. Kids can meet McGruff the Crime Dog, have their fingerprints taken by the members of the Forensics Evidence Division, and see how the Explosive Disposal Unit's robot works. Visitors can also participate in the Bureau's obstacle course and receive crime prevention information or hear about Neighborhood Watch Programs from Crime Prevention Specialists at the Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI).

In March 2012, the City Council voted to fund a police and public safety training facility. The Bureau purchased the building and dedicated it on October 29, 2012. The remodel began in December 2013 and was completed on time and within budget. The new Training Complex is the first of its kind for the Police Bureau and City of Portland and now houses all the training disciplines in one central venue, generating significant cost savings and efficiencies. It will also improve the Bureau's ability to provide scenario-based training using all the various disciplines in one location.

The Training Complex is located at: 14902 NE Airport Way in Portland.

Training Complex Info

Architect: SCOTT | EDWARDS ARCHITECTURE LLP
General Contractor: 2KG
Contractor for Firearms Range: Action Target
Purchased building on April 30, 2012 for $6.4 million
Remodel timeline: December 2013-September 2014
Total Project Cost: $15 million (bond measure)
Site Size: 9.6 acres
Patrol Vehicle Operations Area: 3.5 acres
Building Size: 61,193 square feet
Green components include water efficiency; multiple energy performance measures; recycling of materials, purchasing and waste.
Features:
* Police Vehicle Operations Skill Pad
* Defensive Tactics Mat Rooms
* Firearms Ranges
* Multiple Classrooms of Varying Sizes
* Patrol Tactics Scenario Village
* Administrative Offices

Other Bureau's involved in remodel:
* Office of Management and Finance
* Bureau of Technology Services
* Bureau of Environmental Services
* Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
* Bureau of Parks and Recreation
* Bureau of Transportation
* Water Bureau

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Attached Media Files: Community Invite Sept 20
Homeless Man Injured in Stabbing in North Portland's Piedmont Neighborhood - No Suspect Info - 09/16/14
On Tuesday September 16, 2014, at 3:07 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to North Interstate Avenue and Lombard Street on the report of a stabbing.

Officers arrived in the area and located the victim, 64-year-old Marlin Moser, suffering from non-life-threatening stab wounds.

Moser, who is homeless, told police he was sleeping a few blocks away outside Little Ceasers Pizza (926 North Lombard Street) when an unknown person stabbed him while he slept.

There is no suspect description in this case.

Moser was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment.

Anyone with information about the stabbing is asked to contact Assault detectives at (503) 823-0400.

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UPDATE - BRIDGE OPEN: Traffic Alert: I-5 Northbound Diverted onto I-405 due to Crash on Marquam Bridge - 09/16/14
All lanes of I-5 northbound were reopened at approximately 5:45 a.m.

The driver of the SUV, 30-year-old Bryan Scott Lemont, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUII) and Reckless Driving. Lemont was booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

Both vehicles were towed from the bridge.

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On Tuesday September 16, 2014, at 2:34 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the top deck of the Marquam Bridge on the report of a crash involving a tractor-trailer and an SUV.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and contacted both drivers to check for injuries. The driver of the tractor-trailer suffered minor injuries and is being treated at the crash scene. The SUV driver was not injured but officers are investigating the driver for being under the influence of alcohol.

All lanes of I-5 northbound are being diverted to I-405 as the top deck of the Marquam Bridge will be closed as officers work to process the crash scene. They are working diligently to finish their investigation and get the vehicles removed from the bridge before the morning commute.

Drivers should pay attention to reader boards for any updates or use an alternate route until the crash scene is cleared.

Updates on the investigation will be provided late-Tuesday morning.

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UPDATE: Major Crash Team Investigating Saturday Night Hit and Run Crash - One Person Critically Injured - 09/15/14
Traffic officers are continuing to investigate a crash which left one man critically injured on Saturday evening.

30-year-old Kenny Cola-Cortez remains in a Portland hospital after being critically injured in the crash.

No arrests have been made and the case remains under investigation.

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On Saturday September 13, 2014, at 10:21 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a single vehicle crash into a pole at Northeast 111th Avenue and Halsey Street. As officers were en route to the call, additional information was reported stating that the driver ran from the scene of the crash.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a 30-year-old male on the ground. Witnesses told police that the man was a passenger in the vehicle and stepped out of the car before collapsing to the ground.

Medical personnel transported the man to a Portland hospital where he was listed in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses told police that the driver who left the scene was a male Hispanic in his late 30s to mid-40s.

The vehicle was towed from the scene and an investigation into the crash is continuing by the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team.

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

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Bureau Releases Reports and Information Regarding Arrest and Tasing of 16-Year-Old Male in North Portland's St. Johns Neighborhood - 09/15/14
The Portland Police Bureau is releasing information related to the tasing and arrest of a 16-year-old male that occurred early Sunday morning in North Portland's St. John's Neighborhood.

On Sunday September 14, 2014, just after midnight, North Precinct officers were dispatched to the area of North Philadelphia Avenue and Ivanhoe Street after several calls to 9-1-1 regarding a disturbance, property damage and threats to shoot someone in the area. Officers received information that the group of people was approximately nine African-American males and females.

9-1-1 calls are available at: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/docs/14-75824/911Calls.mp3

Listeners should be aware that there is graphic language contained in some of the 9-1-1 calls.

Arriving officers contacted a group of men and women matching the description of suspects, one of whom was a 16-year-old male. Officers attempting to place him into handcuffs became involved in a struggle with him, which resulted in a sergeant deploying a Taser to overcome the subject's active aggression, including his choking the female officer involved in the struggle.

One cycle of the Taser was effective and officers were able to place the subject into handcuffs. Two officers and a sergeant received minor injuries during this struggle.

After being placed into handcuffs, the 16-year-old male was treated at the scene by Portland Fire & Rescue then transported to a Portland hospital for an examination of a medical condition, before being transported to the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home on charges of: Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree; Interfering with a Peace Officer; Resist Arrest; Assaulting a Public Safety Officer; Attempted Assault on a Public Safety Officer (two counts); Harassment (three counts); Assault in the Fourth Degree; and Attempted Strangulation.

There were several people in the area during this incident who were very hostile toward officers, including the 16-year-old's brother, 20-year-old Giovanni Dmitri Gurule.

Gurule was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer and Resist Arrest.

The Bureau is releasing all reports related to this incident and are available here:
http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/docs/14-75824/14-75824_Reports_Redacted.pdf

The Portland Police Bureau was made aware that two videos have been posted to Facebook from eyewitnesses to the arrest. These two video links are posted below. Viewers should be aware that there is graphic language contained in these video links.

These videos are not maintained by the Portland Police Bureau and the Bureau cannot guarantee they will remain posted publicly.

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=338570056320699&set=vb.100005031213697&type=2&theater

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=771744542877143&set=vb.100001248131643&type=2&theater

The Portland Police Bureau requires that all uses of physical force (or complaints of use of physical force) by members of the Bureau be documented and investigated by a supervisor at the time of their occurrence. This investigation is reviewed by the involved member(s) Lieutenant, Captain, Commander, and the member(s) performance against training received prior to the incident.

Chief Mike Reese has asked that the Professional Standards Division review this entire incident.

If there are any additional videos or information regarding this incident, the Bureau would like them sent to the Independent Police Review Division, http://www.portlandonline.com/auditor/?c=26646

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Central Precinct Officers Respond to NW Skyline Blvd to Investigate a Suicide on Monday Morning - 09/15/14
This morning, Monday September 15, 2014, at 7:00 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the parking lot of the Skyline Restaurant, located at 1313 Northwest Skyline Boulevard, on the report of a deceased person in a vehicle.

Officers arrived and determined that a person seated in a vehicle was deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. A shotgun was observed in the deceased person's lap.

A witness told officers that the vehicle was parked in the lot at approximately 3:30 a.m. and when the witness returned at approximately 7:00 a.m., he found the deceased in the vehicle.

Detectives and the Oregon State Medical Examiner responded and, based on their observations, believe the person died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The Portland Police Bureau wants community members know that help is available for those struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts.

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

Suicide is preventable.

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

If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please visit Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare or call (503) 963-2575. Cascadia 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 (503) 972-3456.

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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) through this evening - 09/14/14
Sgt. Greg Stewart is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) for the Portland Police Bureau, today, Sunday September 14, until 7:00 p.m.

Sgt. Stewart can be reached by email, greg.stewart@portlandoregon.gov, or via the media-only pager for urgent breaking news.

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Residential Drug Robbery in Southeast Portland's Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood - No Injuries - 09/13/14
On Saturday September 13, 2014, at 4:41 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 5800 block of Southeast Ogden Street on the report of a residential armed robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victim who told police that three black males, armed with handguns, entered his apartment and robbed him of marijuana and cash. The suspects left the apartment and witnesses reported seeing them leave in a white 1990s Acura or Honda.

Nobody was injured during the robbery and there is no further description available.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Robbery Detail at (503) 823-0405.

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Police Still Seeking Tips to Solve Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-36 - Armed Robberies (Photo) - 09/12/14
The Portland Police Bureau's Robbery Detail, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to identify a robbery suspect.

On August 9, 2014, at 5:12 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Jackson's Shell Station, located at 15 Northeast Broadway.

The victim told police that the suspect was armed with a handgun and demanded money. After obtaining some cash, the suspect ran out of the business.

At 5:21 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Plaid Pantry store, located at 2010 North Killingsworth Street on the report of an armed robbery.

Officers learned that the suspect in the 2nd robbery matched the description in the earlier robbery.

The suspect is described as an African American female, 5'4" to 5'6" tall, 140 to 160 pounds, wearing a tan baseball cap with a white letter "A" on the front, very short, multi-colored shorts, a multi-colored backless shirt, flip flops, an ankle wrap on her left foot, and a black bandana over her face.

Video and still images from both locations are being released to the public to aid in this investigation.

Surveillance video and still images can be viewed at: http://youtu.be/wEzImapFo8s

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the investigator.

Anyone with second-hand information is asked to share it with police.

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

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

Plaid Pantry offers an additional $1,000 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect. To be eligible for this reward, the tipster must contact the investigator directly.

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

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

Investigator:
Det. Robert Hollins
(503) 823-3441
robert.hollins@portlandoregon.gov

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Crime Stoppers Tips Lead to Identification and Arrest of 4 Juveniles for Kenilworth Park Fires - 09/11/14
Arson Investigators from the Portland Police Bureau and Portland Fire & Rescue have arrested four juveniles in connection with several fires this Summer in Southeast Portland's Kenilworth Park.

The four male juveniles, ranging in age from 11 to 15 years old, face charges ranging from Arson in the Second Degree to Reckless Burning.

Anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers of Oregon led to the identification of the suspects.

Between July 12 and August 3, 2014, firefighters and police responded to 10 fires in the area of Kenilworth Park, located at Southeast 32nd Avenue and Holgate Street.

The fires were small trash fires in the park and, in one case, a burning mattress left near the northwest corner of the park. One fire damaged a fire hydrant.

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in featured cases, or any unsolved felony crimes, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

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

Investigators:
Detective Joe Luiz
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-3408
joseph.luiz@portlandoregon.gov

Investigator Rick McGraw
Portland Fire & Rescue
(503) 823-3797
rick.mcgraw@portlandoregon.gov

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Portland Police Detectives Arrest Suspect in New York City - Related to Portland Investigation Involving Sex Abuse to a Minor (Photo) - 09/10/14
On Tuesday September 9, 2014, detectives from the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Crimes Unit, in cooperation with the New York City Police Department's Brooklyn Special Victims Squad, arrested 34-year-old Benjamin "Benn" C. Mendoza, at his place of business in New York City. Mendoza was booked into Brooklyn Central Booking and will await extradition to Oregon.

Mendoza had been named as a suspect in a Sex Abuse to a Minor case, reported to the Portland Police Bureau in late July, 2014, after Mendoza had been hired as a visiting coach at a specialized, Portland-based aerial arts school.

During the two weeks in mid-July, while Mendoza was coaching in Portland, he had access to a number of students who were minors, and it was one of those minors who alleged having been sexually assaulted by Mendoza. No weapons or threats of harm were reported. Mendoza is a resident of New York City.

An extensive investigation revealed that Mendoza has coached, taught and/or had access to minors, at numerous locations throughout the U.S.

On August 20, 2014, a Multnomah County, Oregon, Grand Jury issued a secret indictment against Mendoza on numerous charges relating to violations of Oregon Law, including: Luring a Minor (Felony; 2 counts), Sex Abuse in the Second Degree (Felony; 3 counts), Possession of Materials Depicting Sexually Explicit Conduct of a Child in the Second Degree (Felony), and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor (Misdemeanor). Additional charges may be pending.

Detectives are attempting to determine if there may be additional victims throughout the country.

Anyone who may have information about this case, or any similar incidents involving Mendoza, is asked to contact Detective Mike Weinstein, Portland (Oregon) Police Bureau, Sex Crimes Unit, at 503-823-0764 or Mike.Weinstein@PortlandOregon.gov.

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What If You Could Turn Back the Clock? #SuicideAwarenessDay (Photo) - 09/10/14
Today is World Suicide Prevention Day and the Portland Police Bureau wants community members know that help is available for those struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts.

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

Suicide is preventable.

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

If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please visit Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare or call (503) 963-2575. Cascadia 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 (503) 972-3456.

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BHU & ECIT Officers Receive Special Uniform Pin to identify them to the Public (Photo) - 09/10/14
Members of the Portland Police Bureau's Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) and Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT) have been issued special pins for their uniforms to identify them to the public.

Full-time BHU staff includes a lieutenant, sergeant, program manager, five officers, an analyst, and three clinicians. The Bureau has 78 ECIT officers assigned to various precincts and divisions as part of their regular duties. These officers are the first responders dispatched by 9-1-1 to calls determined to involve individuals in behavioral crisis.

All Portland Police Bureau officers receive 40 hours of crisis intervention training. ECIT officers have received an additional 40 hours of training as part of their assignment.

Training includes: indicators of mental illness; crisis communication skills; interaction with consumers and family members; and education on community resources. The training also includes scenarios applying patrol tactics to persons in behavioral crisis.

BHU was created in response to the changing landscape of police work and the requirements set forth in the City's agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice.

BHU coordinates the following four tiers of police response to individuals in behavioral crisis:

* The core competency crisis intervention training for all officers.

* Enhanced crisis intervention training for a group of officers who volunteer to respond to most crisis calls.

* The proactive Mobile Crisis Unit (MCU).

* The Service Coordination Team (SCT).

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to continuous improvement in our delivery of service to Portland's most vulnerable communities.

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Fontaine Bleau Murder Suspect Arrested in Las Vegas (Photo) - 09/09/14
On Monday September 8, 2014, 23-year-old Xavier Dorell Bolden was arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada by the Las Vegas Criminal Apprehension Team. Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives are in Nevada today to continue this investigation.

Bolden was lodged at the Clark County (NV) Detention Center to await extradition to Oregon.
Bolden was arrested on a warrant for Murder in connection with the November 9, 2013 homicide of 30-year-old Durieul Joseph Harris outside the Fontaine Bleau Nightclub, located at 237 Northeast Broadway.

On the night of the shooting, North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to a large disturbance and shooting outside the club. Officers arrived to find a crowd of 75-100 people involved in a disturbance and Mr. Harris suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Mr. Harris died at the scene and officers learned that two other people suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds during the disturbance.

Anonymous tips given to Crime Stoppers of Oregon and a few brave witnesses coming forward were critical in securing an indictment for Xavier Bolden's arrest for Murder.

"I want to thank the Homicide detectives and members of our Gang Enforcement Team who spent countless hours investigating this case," said Chief Michael Reese. "I'm also thankful to the witnesses and people who came forward with information so that we could arrest the person responsible, bring justice to the family and friends of the victim and work to prevent retaliatory shootings."

Homicide detectives have conducted several interviews related to the shootings but believe that many other people fled the scene without talking to police and may have critical information that can assist in this investigation.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the investigators.
Anyone with second-hand information is asked to share it with police.

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

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

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

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

Investigators:
Det. Michele Michaels
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-0692
michele.michaels@portlandoregon.gov

Det. Bryan Steed
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-0395
bryan.steed@portlandoregon.gov

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Tactical Operations Division Welcomes New Captain and Lieutenant (Photo) - 09/09/14
Captain David Hendrie, a 20-year-veteran, has been appointed to lead the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division (TOD). Captain Hendrie last served as the Captain of East Precinct.

As Captain of TOD, Captain Hendrie oversees the Gang Enforcement Team (GET), the Gun Task Force (GTF), the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT), the Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit (MEDU), and the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT).

Captain Hendrie spent seven years as a member of the Gang Enforcement Team as both an officer and a Lieutenant, and is experienced in gang investigations as well as efforts to work with the community to reduce gang violence.

Joining Captain Hendrie at TOD is Lieutenant Michael Krantz, a 20-year-veteran of the Police Bureau. Lieutenant Krantz comes to TOD after serving being assigned to the Metro Gang Task Force (MGTF). At TOD, Lieutenant Krantz is assigned to the GET.

These changes became necessary after Captain Pat Walsh was hired as the Chief of Police in Lompoc, California, after serving 22 years with the Police Bureau; and, Lieutenant Art Nakamura was selected to lead the Personnel Division.

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Crime Alert: Vandalism Spree in Southeast Portland's Woodstock Neighborhood Damages Numerous Vehicles (Photo) - 09/09/14
On Monday September 8, 2014, at 11:46 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 4700 block of Southeast Steele Street on the report that a car window had been broken out by an unknown suspect.

The only suspect information available is a white male in his 30s on a bicycle.

Officers in the area located several vehicles with their windows broken out and received additional calls on vehicle vandalism.

The area affected is from Southeast Powell Boulevard to Tolman Street and Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard to 60th Avenue.

Community members who have not filed a police report are encouraged to do so by visiting www.portlandpolice.com to file a report online.

If you suspicious activity consistent with these reports, please immediately call 9-1-1.

The Portland Police Bureau and Crime Prevention want to help you and catch the person(s) responsible for these crimes.

We offer the following suggestions and tips:

- Park your vehicle off the street and in a garage, if possible.

- Enhance your exterior lighting: leave porch lights on at night, add motion sensor lighting to the garage and add pathway or sidewalk solar lighting. Prune trees or bushes that obstruct light.

If you have exterior video cameras, turn them toward the street to capture activity and people near vehicles parked on the street.

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

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

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

For more information about vehicle and home safety and security, contact your Crime Prevention Coordinator. Call (503) 823-4064 to locate your coordinator or visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/cp to learn more about Crime Prevention.

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UPDATE: North Precinct Officers Investigating Several Early Morning Commercial Burglaries Along the Broadway Corridor (Photo) - 09/08/14
The person arrested this morning on an outstanding warrant, 31-year-old Anthony Nathaniel Pickett, was been booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

At this point officers do not believe he was the person involved in the burglaries.

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This morning, Monday September 8, 2014, at 3:24 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a burglary at Phagan's Beauty School, located at 1542 Northeast Weidler Street. Responding officers learned that a construction worker chased the suspect towards the Lloyd Center Mall but lost sight of him.

Several officers responded to the area, including a Police K-9 Unit, to search for the suspect.

The suspect was described as an African American male, 45 to 50 years old, wearing a blue sweatshirt, gray sweatpants, and he had a mustache.

The K-9 Officer spotted a person matching the suspect's description in the neighborhood. This subject ran from the officer and continued running West, crossing railroad tracks, jumping on a slow-moving freight train, jumping off the train, and crossing both direction of I-5, before being taken into custody on I-5 near the Morrison Bridge.

The subject taken into custody had an active warrant for his arrest, but at this point has not been charged with any crimes related to the call at Phagan's.

Burglary detectives will be following up with investigation. Three additional commercial burglaries were reported around the same time as Phagan's and it is unclear if any or all of these incidents are related.

The additional burglary locations are:

3255 Northeast Broadway (Dogs in the City Daycare)
2200 Northeast Broadway (Einstein's Bagels)
3004 Northeast Broadway (Go Wireless)

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact the Police Non-Emergency Line at (503) 823-3333 or CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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Rose City United Charity Soccer Match on 9/11 to Benefit the Sunshine Division and Portland Toy n' Joy Makers (Photo) - 09/08/14
Teams representing the Portland Police Bureau and Portland Fire & Rescue will square off in a special "Rose City United" charitable match, hosted by the Portland Timbers, at Providence Park on Thursday, September 11, 2014.

The match, which kicks off at 7:00 p.m., is free and open to the public with a suggested donation at the gate.

As a way of honoring the dedication and hard work that both agencies provide the city, match attendees are strongly encouraged to bring a charitable donation of non-perishable food for the Portland Police Bureau's Sunshine Division, a child's toy for Portland Fire & Rescue Toy n' Joy Makers or a $5 cash donation, which will be split between the two charities.

All donations will be accepted at Gate 2 at Providence Park starting a 6:00 p.m.

In addition to the match, visitors will be treated to an array of interactive booths and tours of Portland Police Bureau and Portland Fire & Rescue emergency vehicles on the KeyBank Plaza and inside the concourse at Providence Park prior to and during the game.

Under the direction of Timbers assistant coaches Sean McAuley and Cameron Knowles as guest coaches for the two sides, the match will feature many of the familiar features of a regular Timbers MLS match, including the national anthem, color guard and ball kids. Two, 30-minute halves will be played with a short halftime break.

Please consider supporting these two great Portland charities!

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-36 Armed Robberies (Photo) - 09/05/14
The Portland Police Bureau's Robbery Detail, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to identify a robbery suspect.

On August 9, 2014, at 5:12 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Jackson's Shell Station, located at 15 Northeast Broadway.

The victim told police that the suspect was armed with a handgun and demanded money. After obtaining some cash, the suspect ran out of the business.

At 5:21 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Plaid Pantry store, located at 2010 North Killingsworth Street on the report of an armed robbery.

Officers learned that the suspect in the 2nd robbery matched the description in the earlier robbery.

The suspect is described as an African American female, 5'4" to 5'6" tall, 140 to 160 pounds, wearing a tan baseball cap with a white letter "A" on the front, very short, multi-colored shorts, a multi-colored backless shirt, flip flops, an ankle wrap on her left foot, and a black bandana over her face.

Video and still images from both locations are being released to the public to aid in this investigation.

Surveillance video and still images can be viewed at: http://youtu.be/wEzImapFo8s

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the investigator.

Anyone with second-hand information is asked to share it with police.

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

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

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

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

Investigator:
Det. Robert Hollins
(503) 823-3441
robert.hollins@portlandoregon.gov

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UPDATE #2 - Traffic Alert: Major Crash Team Investigating Single Vehicle Crash at NE 138th & Sandy - 09/05/14
The pedestrian killed yesterday has been identified as 41-year-old Brenda Ann Badon.

The driver, 54-year-old Marlee Steele, is continuing to cooperate with the investigation.

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The pedestrian killed in today's crash on Northeast Sandy Boulevard has been identified as a 41-year-old female resident of the area. Her name will be released on Friday.

Investigators learned that the woman was in a TriMet bus kiosk on the corner of Northeast 138th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard when she was struck by a 2009 Subaru Outback driven by a 54-year-old woman.

Investigators learned that the driver was suffering from a medical condition which caused her to become incoherent and lose control of the vehicle as she drove westbound on Sandy Boulevard and crash into the bus kiosk. The driver was not impaired by alcohol or drugs.

No arrests or citations have been issued in this case.

The crash remains under investigation and, when complete, will be presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

Sandy Boulevard has reopened to all traffic.

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This afternoon, Thursday September 4, 2013, at 3:09 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a single vehicle crash and a person injured.

Officers and medical personnel responded and determined that the person on the ground was deceased and the driver was possibly suffering from a medical issue.

Preliminary information indicates that the deceased person was struck while off of the roadway.

The driver will be transported to a Portland hospital.

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

Northeast Sandy Boulevard is closed from 122nd Avenue to 148th Avenue. Traffic is encouraged to use Airport Way or Halsey as alternate routes.

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Goose Hollow Neighborhood Starbucks Coffee Shop Robbed Early Thursday Morning - 09/04/14
On Thursday September 4, 2014, at 5:35 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Starbucks, located at 1710 Southwest Jefferson Street, on the report of a robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that the suspect entered the coffee shop and threatened to assault the employees before taking cash from the registers and fleeing the store.

The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-to-late 30s, 6'2" tall, long dirty blond hair, wearing a green t-shirt, black shorts, a black baseball cap, and athletic shoes.

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

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact Detective Brett Hawkinson at (503) 823-1080, brett.hawkinson@portlandoregon.gov.

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Concordia University Student Robbed at Gunpoint on Wednesday Night - 09/04/14
On Wednesday September 3, 2014, at 9:12 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Concordia University, located at 2811 Northeast Holman Street, on the report that a young woman was robbed at gunpoint.

Responding officers checked the area and located the victim, a female student at Concordia University. The victim told officers that she was waiting for a bus next to campus when three young men approached her and demanded her wallet and phone. The victim told police that one of the suspects was armed with a handgun.

The victim told officers that the three suspects got into a dark-colored SUV and drove out of the area.

The victim told police that the suspects were all younger African American males, one was darker-skinned and had a large afro, and another was armed with a handgun.

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

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CORRECTION: Man Who Exposed Himself to 5-Year-Old on TriMet Scheduled to Plead Guilty and Sentenced to Nearly 3 years in Prison (Photo) - 09/04/14
52-year-old Karl Deickmiller is scheduled to plead guilty today, but has not yet arrived in court.

The Bureau regrets the error in the previous release.

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On the morning of July 7, 2014, Transit Police Division officers responded to Southwest 5th Avenue and Columbia Street on a report that a male had exposed himself to a woman and her 5-year-old daughter on a TriMet bus.

The investigating officer provided photographs of the suspect from the TriMet security video cameras on the bus to the news media.

A Multnomah County Parole and Probation Officer and a Portland Police Officer assigned to the Sex Offender Registration Detail (SORD) recognized the suspect, which ultimately resulted in his identification.

On July 11, 2014, officers from the Transit Police arrested the suspect, 52-year-old Karl Deickmiller, a resident of Downtown Portland.

In subsequent interviews with police, Deickmiller admitted to intentionally exposing himself to minor females while riding TriMet. Deickmiller was previously convicted of Sodomy in the First Degree and Sex Abuse in the First Degree in 1994, and Public Indecency in 2001 and 2005.

On September 4, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., in Multnomah County Court, Deickmiller is scheduled to plead guilty to one count of Public Indecency and will be sentenced to 32 months in prison.

TriMet and Transit Police want to remind the public that if you see something suspicious, out of place or inappropriate, say something. Report it to the TriMet operator, another TriMet employee or call 9-1-1.

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Burglar Arrested in Southwest Portland's Goose Hollow Neighborhood on Tuesday (Photo) - 09/03/14
On Tuesday September 2, 2014, at 9:19 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 1600 block of Southwest Montgomery Drive on the report of a burglary.

Officers arrived and were directed to the laundry room of the condominium complex, where the suspect was taken into custody.

Officers learned that the suspect walked into a residence through the garage and stole a laptop and car keys, then was trying to open car doors using the keys. Both items were recovered from the suspect.

33-year-old James Richard Stinson was arrested and charged with Burglary in the First Degree and was booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

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

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UPDATE - ARREST: North Precinct Officers Investigating a Robbery at Fairley's Pharmacy - Suspect in Custody (Photo) - 09/03/14
29-year-old David Vikrum Hansen was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Robbery in the Second Degree.

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This afternoon, Tuesday September 2, 2014, at 2:08 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Fairley's Pharmacy, located at 7226 Northeast Sandy Boulevard, on the report of an armed robbery.

As officers were en route to the location, information was updated that the suspect left on foot and was walking southbound on 73rd Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that the suspect entered the pharmacy, implied that he had a gun, then grabbed multiple prescription bottles before leaving on foot.

Officers checking the neighborhood located a person matching the suspect's description and he was taken into custody without incident. Further investigation confirmed that the person detained was the robbery suspect.

Robbery detectives are continuing to investigate the incident. The suspect's name and charges will be released after he is booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

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Two People Arrested on Sunday After Counterfeiting Operation Found by Police in Motel Room (Photo) - 09/03/14
On Sunday August 31, 2014, at 7:46 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Foster Fred Meyer store, located at Southeast 82nd Avenue and Foster Road, on the report of a woman who was acting erratically in the bathroom.

Officers arrived and contacted the woman, 26-year-old Brittney Ann Caudle. Officers learned she had a Federal warrant and had previously been involved in a Portland-area bank robbery. Caudle was taken into custody without incident.

The investigation led officers to contacting Caudle's boyfriend, 37-year-old Curtis Allen Purdy, at a nearby hotel room, along with two other subjects. At the hotel room, officers discovered evidence of a US currency counterfeiting operation.

Purdy and Caudle were both arrested on multiple charges.

Purdy was charged with 21 counts of Forgery in the First Degree, 5 counts of Possession of a Forged Instrument in the First Degree, Possession of a Forgery Device, and Furnishing False Information to Police. Additionally Purdy was placed on a Federal hold.

Caudle was charged with 11 counts of Possession of a Forged Instrument in the First Degree, along with a Federal hold.

Both were booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

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UPDATE - ARREST: Stabbing Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Parkrose Neighborhood (Photo) - 09/03/14
49-year-old Byron Eddie Davis was arrested last night after an extensive neighborhood search by police officers, including a K-9.

Davis was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on one count of Assault in the Second Degree.

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On Tuesday September 2, 2014, at 9:02 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Maddy's Bar & Grill, located at 11252 Northeast Sandy Boulevard on the report of a stabbing.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the male adult victim at the bar, who was suffering from multiple stab wounds. Medical personnel transported the victim to a Portland hospital for treatment to what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers learned that the victim and male adult suspect were both in the bar and got into an argument, resulting in the stabbing.

The suspect fled the area prior to police arriving at the scene.

The suspect is described as an African American male in his 30s, 6'2" to 6'4" tall, 200 pounds, wearing a baseball cap, unknown type or color shirt, and light blue jogging pants.

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

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Man Taking Pictures Under a Woman's Skirt Arrested Monday in Downtown Portland (Photo) - 09/03/14
On Monday September 1, 2014, at 5:53 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Nordstrom Rack, located at 245 Southwest Morrison Street, on the report that a man was seen taking pictures up a woman's skirt.

Officers arrived and contacted a Nordstrom Loss Prevention Officer, who had the suspect detained. The suspect was identified as 26-year-old Carlos Felipe Flores-Tellez of Vancouver, Washington.

Officers learned that the suspect was caught taking pictures underneath a woman's skirt as she was bending down to look at some shoes.

Officers seized the suspect's phone as evidence and he was placed into custody without incident.

Flores-Tellez was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Invasion of Personal Privacy and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

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Back to School 2014 - Operation Safe Return #20isPlenty (Photo) - 09/03/14
The Portland Police Bureau and the Portland Bureau of Transportation are partnering to keep Portland's students safe as they return to school this week.

To ensure student safety and increase awareness of the start of the school year, the Portland Police Bureau will be conducting high visibility patrols around all Portland schools as part of a "Back to School" safety campaign.

As part of this campaign, the Portland Police Bureau has released this short video with a friendly reminder that "20 is Plenty" in school zones: http://youtu.be/_llfG13Yo0I

Transportation Director Leah Treat said partnerships with police, schools and neighborhoods are essential to improve safety for everyone.

"As the new school year starts, it's important for everyone to be mindful of children walking to buses and crossing streets near schools," Treat said.

Beginning this week, many young people will be walking and riding their bicycles to school. Congestion in school zones will increase, especially during the busy morning and afternoon drop-off and pickup times.

The Portland Police Bureau Youth Services Division, Traffic Division, Transit Police Division, Central Precinct, North Precinct, East Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team personnel will be providing a highly visible police presence in and around schools in the Parkrose, Reynolds, Riverdale, David Douglas, Centennial, and Portland Public School Districts.

Dozens of officers, including Photo Radar Units, will be enforcing traffic laws in these zones to reduce the number of crashes in school zones and to create a safe environment for students returning to school.

There will be emphasis placed on traffic safety and traffic education for the students, bicyclists and drivers of motorized vehicles during the morning hours when students arrive at their schools and in the afternoon hours when the schools dismiss their students.

Hours of enhanced patrol will vary but generally will be between 7:45 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. then again from 2:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

In addition, the bureaus offer these safety tips:

* If you're driving, obey the 20 mph speed limit in school zones
* Be vigilant and courteous to children crossing the street.
* If you're a parent, consider walking or biking to school with your students where possible to reduce congestion, improve safety and provide young people with needed physical activity.

For more information on the Portland Safe Routes to School program visit http://www.saferoutesportland.org

Portland Safe Routes to School is a partnership of the City of Portland, schools, neighborhoods, community organizations and agencies that advocates for and implements programs that make walking and biking around our neighborhoods and schools fun, easy, safe and healthy for all students and families while reducing our reliance on cars.

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Man Jumps to His Death from Downtown Portland Apartment Building - 09/02/14
On Tuesday September 2, 2014, at 7:38 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southwest 17th Avenue and Clay Street on the report of a man down on the ground that appeared to be deceased.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and determined that the adult male was deceased.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner and Homicide Detectives responded to the scene and determined that the man jumped from his nearby apartment, which was on the upper floors of the building.

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

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

Suicide is preventable.

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

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

Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at (503) 972-3456.

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UPDATE: Update on Monday's Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation (Photo) - 09/02/14
Officer Honl fired a shotgun in this incident.

The Bureau regrets this omission in the update.

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Detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances of Monday's officer-involved shooting on I-84 in Northeast Portland.

Officer Michael Honl, a 17-year-veteran of the Portland Police Bureau assigned to East Precinct, is the involved officer. He is scheduled to be interviewed by investigators on Wednesday. Officer Honl fired a shotgun in this incident.

10 officers that witnessed the shooting have already been interviewed by detectives, along with several civilian witnesses in the area.

Detectives seized a black, replica semi-automatic air pistol from the crime scene that McClendon was carrying and pointing at people during this incident.

A photo of the actual replica firearm is being shared with the public.

While investigating the circumstances of the shooting and McClendon's background, detectives learned that 27-year-old Denorris Laron McClendon had contact with Portland Police officers on Sunday August 31, 2014, at approximately 8:00 p.m., the night before the incident on I-84.

The police contact was the result of a call from McClendon's grandmother, who told police that McClendon was suffering from a paranoid delusion and was in the backyard of her home swinging a wooden dowel at shrubbery, looking for the FBI. McClendon's grandmother told officers that McClendon had been doing this for a good part of the day. Additionally, she told officers that McClendon had broken both arms approximately 4 days earlier and had removed both casts himself.

Officers spoke with McClendon and noted the apparent injuries to his arms and he agreed to go a Portland hospital by ambulance, where he was placed on a police hold for a mental health evaluation and medical treatment.

Detectives learned that after McClendon's release from the hospital, he ingested a quantity of methamphetamine prior to the 9-1-1 calls on I-84.

Detectives would like to hear from anyone who had contact with McClendon before and during the incident on I-84.

Detectives would also like copies of any video or still images taken by witnesses in the area. These images can be emailed directly to detectives.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Chris Traynor at (503) 823-0449, christopher.traynor@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Bryan Steed at (503) 823-0395, bryan.steed@portlandoregon.gov.

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UPDATE: Carjacking Suspect Shot by Police on I-84 Westbound - Freeway Closed (Photo) - 09/01/14
27-year-old Denorris Laron McClendon has been booked into the Multnomah County Jail on multiple charges after being treated and released from a Portland hospital.

McClendon is charged with 12 counts of Menacing, two counts of Reckless Endangerment and two counts of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree. McClendon will be arraigned on Tuesday in Multnomah County Court.

The investigation is continuing and additional charges may be added at a later time.

Detectives would like to hear from anyone who had contact with McClendon today on I-84 or elsewhere.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Chris Traynor at (503) 823-0449, christopher.traynor@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Bryan Steed at (503) 823-0395, bryan.steed@portlandoregon.gov.

Updates on the investigation are expected to be released tomorrow.

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On Monday September 1, 2014, at 9:56 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 122nd Avenue off-ramp from I-84 eastbound on the report of man walking along the ramp, armed with a handgun, pointing at passing cars. Additional callers reported that it appeared the man was trying to carjack drivers on the ramp.

An officer arrived in the area and the suspect pointed the gun at the officer then ran through traffic on the freeway. Multiple officers arrived in the area and all freeway traffic was shut down.

At some point, near the freeway, an officer fired shots and struck the suspect, who ran off the North side of the freeway and collapsed in the 11200 block of Northeast Fremont Street.

Officers began talking with the man who refused to comply with commands and indicated he wanted officers to shoot him.

The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) responded and SERT was able to safely approach the man, using an armored vehicle, and take him into custody and render medical aid.

The man has been transported to a Portland hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

A handgun was recovered next to the suspect. Detectives have not yet processed the crime scene to determine if the gun is a real firearm or a replica.

As is standard in all officer-involved shootings, Homicide detectives have responded and are in the early stages of the investigation.

Anyone who saw the man point a gun at them, witnesses to the man's behavior or saw the shooting itself, (that have not talked to police) are asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at (503) 823-3333.

The involved officer will be placed on paid Administrative Leave until the completion of the investigation, as is standard protocol. The name of the officer will be released within 24 hours.

Representatives from the Chief's Office, Mayor's Office, Training Division, Internal Affairs Division, East County Major Crimes Team, Office of Independent Police Review (IPR), Traumatic Incident Committee (TIC), and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office all responded to the scene, as is standard protocol in any officer-involved shooting investigation.

I-84 remains closed and detectives and criminalists are working to process the crime scene on the freeway and get traffic moving.

Travelers East of Portland are encouraged to use the Bridge of the Gods and Washington State Route 14 to avoid delays. Drivers closer to Portland are encouraged to use surface streets to avoid the closure and rejoin I-84 West of the closure.

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Back to School 2014 - Operation Safe Return #20isPlenty - 09/01/14
The Portland Police Bureau and the Portland Bureau of Transportation are partnering to keep Portland's students safe as they return to school this week.

To ensure student safety and increase awareness of the start of the school year, the Portland Police Bureau will be conducting high visibility patrols around all Portland schools as part of a "Back to School" safety campaign.

As part of this campaign, the Portland Police Bureau has released this short video with a friendly reminder that "20 is Plenty" in school zones: http://youtu.be/_llfG13Yo0I

Transportation Director Leah Treat said partnerships with police, schools and neighborhoods are essential to improve safety for everyone.

"As the new school year starts, it's important for everyone to be mindful of children walking to buses and crossing streets near schools," Treat said.

Beginning this week, many young people will be walking and riding their bicycles to school. Congestion in school zones will increase, especially during the busy morning and afternoon drop-off and pickup times.

The Portland Police Bureau Youth Services Division, Traffic Division, Central Precinct, North Precinct, East Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team personnel will be providing a highly visible police presence in and around schools in the Parkrose, Reynolds, Riverdale, David Douglas, Centennial, and Portland Public School Districts.

Dozens of officers, including Photo Radar Units, will be enforcing traffic laws in these zones to reduce the number of crashes in school zones and to create a safe environment for students returning to school.

There will be emphasis placed on traffic safety and traffic education for the students, bicyclists and drivers of motorized vehicles during the morning hours when students arrive at their schools and in the afternoon hours when the schools dismiss their students.

Hours of enhanced patrol will vary but generally will be between 7:45 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. then again from 2:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

In addition, the bureaus offer these safety tips:

* If you're driving, obey the 20 mph speed limit in school zones
* Be vigilant and courteous to children crossing the street.
* If you're a parent, consider walking or biking to school with your students where possible to reduce congestion, improve safety and provide young people with needed physical activity.

For more information on the Portland Safe Routes to School program visit http://www.saferoutesportland.org

Portland Safe Routes to School is a partnership of the City of Portland, schools, neighborhoods, community organizations and agencies that advocates for and implements programs that make walking and biking around our neighborhoods and schools fun, easy, safe and healthy for all students and families while reducing our reliance on cars.

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UPDATE #3: SERT/CNT Responding to Active Tactical Incident in the 11200 Block of NE Fremont Street - 09/01/14
Media briefing will be held in 10 minutes at 109th and Beech. The scene is now safe.

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Media staging has been relocated to Northeast 109th Avenue and Beech Street. Access is from the West or the North.

Media should park on 109th, North of Beech. Live trucks can park on Beech, West of 109th.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

For all media, live coverage agreement in place. Do not broadcast live tactical movements (TV, radio, blog, or social media).

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to assist North Precinct officers in the 11200 block of Northeast Fremont Street on an active, ongoing tactical incident with shots fired.

Residents along this section of Fremont are asked to shelter-in-place unless directed otherwise by police at the scene.

The suspect in the incident is contained and officers are attempting to communicate with him.

No additional information can be confirmed or released at this time.

Media staging is on Fremont at approximately 107th Avenue (West of all police vehicles)

PIO enroute, ETA 30 minutes.

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Police Bureau Seeking Public Input on Discipline Process Directives - 09/01/14
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 its directives. At the beginning of every month, the Bureau will post directives for public review and ask for comments.

Currently, the Bureau is asking for the community's feedback regarding its directives pertaining to discipline process. Because the discipline process is a serious matter, a process which directly impacts members, reflects upon the Bureau, and is of interest to diverse, external parties, the Bureau is routing this series through its public process for a second time. The Bureau will be looking at national best practices and the public's comments in order to update these policies this fall:

* 330.00, Internal Affairs Compliant Investigation Process
* 331.00, Service Improvement Opportunity
* 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 Personnel Selection
* 338.00, Discipline Guide

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

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

The discipline process directives will remain posted and comments collected for thirty days (30), September 1, 2014 through Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

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UPDATE: Limited SERT Deployment in Parkrose Neighborhood to Check Motel Room for Possibly Armed Suspect - 08/31/14
Police did not locate the suspect in the motel room and officers have cleared the area.

Detectives will be continuing the investigation.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

This morning, Sunday August 31, 2014, at 9:18 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 11300 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard on the report that a woman had been held against her will overnight in a nearby motel room.

Officers arrived and contacted the woman who provided police some details about the circumstances leading to her being held in the nearby room, located at the R & R Motel in the 11700 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

Detectives responded to assist officers with the investigation, which led to a specific room at the motel.

Officers have been attempting to make contact with the known suspect in the room but have had no response.

A very limited contingent of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) is responding to assist investigators with checking the room for the suspect, who may be armed according to the victim.

The victim is uninjured and at this point there is no reason to believe the greater public is at risk.

Traffic in the 11700 block of Sandy Boulevard may be affected as this investigation continues.

No further information is available at this time.

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Police respond to stabbing in St. Johns neighborhood - 08/31/14
The morning, August 31st, 2014, at 506 a.m., North Precinct police responded to a stabbing call near the 8000 block of N. Richmond. Officers have arrived and are investigating the call. Initial reports indicate that an individual was stabbed, suffering non-life-threatening injuries. The victim was transported to an area hospital.

Initial reports indicate that the stabbing may be associated with a robbery, however, the incident is still under investigation. There is no suspect information at this time.
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Correction: Two Gang-Related Overnight Shootings - One Injured (Photo) - 08/30/14
This call occurred at 11:34 p.m. We apologize for the error.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE###

On Friday August 29, 2014, at 11:34 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a large, loud house party at a residence in the 9800 block of Northwest Engleman Street.

As officers were still en route to the party, additional information was received that gunshots were possibly fired at the party.

Officers arrived and did not locate any gunshot victims, evidence of gunfire or cooperative witnesses.

On Friday August 28, 2014, at 11:41 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the area of Northeast Jessup Street and Garfield Avenue on the report of multiple gunshots heard in the street.

Officers arrived in the area and located the remnants of a large house party just East of the location where evidence of gunfire was located by police.

No gunshot victims were located at the scene or arrived at any Portland hospitals. Officers determined that several people in the area had gang-ties so the Gang Enforcement Team (GET) responded to continue the investigation.

Two businesses in the 5600 block of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard suffered damage as a result of the shooting.

At approximately 12:30 a.m., a male adult arrived at a Portland hospital suffering from a single, non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Officers returned to the residence on Northwest Engleman Street and located evidence of gunfire that was previously undiscovered.

GET investigators do not yet know if the two shootings are connected and the investigations are continuing to develop.

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

Anyone with information about gang and/or gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at (503) 823-4106.

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

Gun crimes in progress should immediately be reported to 9-1-1.

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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Until Sunday August 31 - 08/30/14
Sgt. Greg Stewart is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) for the Portland Police Bureau, today until Sunday August 31 at 9:00 a.m.

Sgt. Stewart can be reached by email, greg.stewart@portlandoregon.gov, or via the media-only pager for urgent breaking news.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Cully Neighborhood - No Injuries - 08/29/14
This evening, Friday August 29, 2014, at 10:19 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 5900 block of Northeast Mason Street on the report of a shooting.

Multiple officers arrived in the area and learned that someone fired a gun then possibly ran towards a nearby residence.

No gunshot victims have been located and based on preliminary investigation, there does not appear to be any danger to the public.

Officers are continuing to investigate the incident.

No arrests have been made at this time.

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Van Collides with Streetcar in Downtown Portland - One Injury, Streetcar Derailed - 08/28/14
On Thursday August 28, 2014, at 6:10 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to West Burnside Street and 10th Avenue on the report that a van crashed into the Portland Streetcar.

Officers arrived and learned that the driver of the van was traveling eastbound on Burnside Street, approaching 10th Avenue, when he apparently had some kind of a brake failure in his vehicle. The driver shouted to people in the crosswalk to get out of the way (which they did) but he was unable to stop before colliding with a northbound Streetcar.

The driver was not injured. One passenger on the Streetcar claimed to be injured and was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment.

No citations were issued as a result of this investigation and the van was towed from the scene.

Traffic on West Burnside Street is down to one lane in each direction as officers standby for a crane to arrive to lift the Streetcar back onto the tracks. This traffic delay is expected for up to 3 more hours.

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Chief Mike Reese Discusses Several Items of Bureau and Community Interest in Video Message (Photo) - 08/28/14
Portland Police Bureau Chief Mike Reese recently released a video message to members of the Bureau discussing several topics of interest to officers and members of the community.

The video message can be viewed at http://youtu.be/WChNCENlOwg

The following is a transcript of the Chief's remarks:

"Recently, I worked a walking beat in Central Precinct with Sgt. Rick Deland. During the course of the evening, in the downtown area, we contacted numerous street people--or travelers--as they call themselves. It was apparent to me that this Summer is different from last Summer, which had many high-profile crime incidents. This year, officers have done an outstanding job of talking to people, setting boundaries for appropriate behavior and making arrests when necessary.

"Sgt. Deland and I had a lot of positive conversations with community members that day about safety in their neighborhoods. It's important to remember when discussing crime concerns with citizens that we are still looking at crime levels we haven't seen since the late 1960s. We have a very safe city because of the good work by our police officers and our partnerships with the community.

"However, one rising trend that is of deep concern is gang violence. The Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City. We have put tremendous resources toward combating gangs and we are actively engaged with the community on many levels in the area of prevention. There's a lot of essential work being done. Though the numbers are disturbing, I believe the violence would be even greater if officers weren't out there engaged on many levels.

"We are actively working with many members of the community, including those who attended the recent Enough is Enough meeting. I want to thank them for stepping forward, as well as our community partners, the detectives, and the street crimes officers who are working hard to address the violence. I really appreciate the recent work by Antoinette Edwards, Tom Peavey, (Captain) Dave Hendrie and (Lieutenant) Mike Krantz in building strong connections between our Gang Enforcement Team officers and community members.

"Officers have been participating in NILoc (Neighborhood Involvement Locations) calls all Summer. This evidence-based program dispatches officers for a short period of time to areas that have higher reported crime rates. This Summer, officers had more than 14,500 community contacts through NILoc calls. Most of these calls resulted in positive direct community-police interactions that included talking to business owners and residents, giving directions to visitors, handing out stickers to kids and speaking to neighbors about extra police patrols.

"At the end of July, we reduced the number of NILoc calls to 60 per day and in September it will be further reduced as we evaluate the program.

"Getting out and engaging people is a critical component of helping police build trust in our community. As we watch the events in Ferguson unfold, the importance of building greater trust between police officers and the people we serve is paramount.

"A survey completed by Portland State University last year found that a significant majority of people that had contact with a Portland police officer believed the officer to be fair and trustworthy.

"Almost 89 percent of the crime victims surveyed said they were treated fairly. And even the people contacted because of a traffic stop, citation or arrest, 73 percent felt they were treated fairly. There is still work to do as not everyone feels this strongly. Especially in regards to our relationship with disadvantaged community members.

"However, overall this survey reflects well on our organization and the work we have done to treat everyone with dignity and respect.

"Let's talk numbers for a minute. Use of force continues to decline. In the last four years, the use of physical force by Portland police officers has declined by approximately 32%. We arrest over 30,000 people each year and our officers do an excellent job of talking people we arrest into handcuffs and the back seat of a patrol car 97% of the time.

"Citizen complaints are also declining. In 2013, there were 75 citizen complaints referred to our Professional Standards Division by the Independent Police Review Division. This was down from 85 in 2012, and since 2010 has declined by about 30%.

"An increase that I'm proud of is in the area of hiring. It's important for a law enforcement agency to mirror the community in which it serves. We are hiring more diverse police officers than ever in the history of our organization. Since 2011, we have hired 108 highly qualified new Portland Police officers. More than 40% percent of these new hires are women and minorities.

"A lot of hard work and effort has gone into this endeavor, and I want to commend our Personnel Division and recruiters for their work to improve diversity in hiring.

"I hope you've seen some of the 10 or so billboards around town that feature Portland Police Officers. We kicked off the 'Your City Your Police' campaign earlier this Summer in partnership with Clear Channel Outdoor. Clear Channel donates the space and the Police Bureau pays a nominal fee for production.

"The campaign features officers from around the Bureau in their professional and personal lives. I want to thank the officers who have agreed to participate, and we want to keep going. So if you are interested, please contact Sgt. Pete Simpson.

"Recently, many officers participated in this year's Shop with a Cop. The event was once again a success, with 200 local schoolchildren shopping with a police officer and getting back to school clothing and supplies. Thank you to all who participated, especially Lieutenant Larry Graham for his helpful coordination, as well as the Portland Police Sunshine Division, Fred Meyer and the Boys and Girls Clubs.

"From billboards, to film crews, to community events such as Shop with a Cop, we are out there in the community meeting people and letting them get to know us personally. This community contact is critical and goes a long way to building a relationship of trust.

"I've been asked about promotions in light of the command openings in the Bureau and recent promotional exams. I'm waiting to fill the command openings until the current staffing study is completed in October.

"We also have some sergeant vacancies and a new sergeants list. We will be making a few sergeant promotions in the coming weeks.

"That's it for now. Stay safe."

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Driver Rams Washington State Trooper after Pursuit into Oregon - No Injuries (Photo) - 08/28/14
On Thursday August 28, 2014, at 1:51 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to I-5 southbound at Rosa Parks to assist Washington State Patrol (WSP) troopers who were in a traffic pursuit with a black Ford Mustang.

The suspect crossed the Fremont Bridge and exited the freeway into the Northwest Industrial area, and drove into a dead end at Northwest 29th Avenue and Roosevelt Street.

The suspect turned the car around and rammed his car into the front of one of the WSP patrol cars. The suspect then backed his car into a driveway and was boxed in between a WSP patrol car and the side of a building.

The suspect was taken into custody and later transported to a Portland hospital to be treated for a suspected heroin overdose.

The Ford Mustang was later determined to be a stolen car.

A female passenger was released without charges and given a ride home.

The suspect, 19-year-old Alexander Kean Barber, was treated and released from the hospital and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempted Assault in the Second Degree (two counts), Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, and Reckless Driving.

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Hiring and Promotion Ceremony Today at 1:00 p.m. - 08/28/14
Today, Thursday August 28, 2014, at 1:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau is hosting a hiring and promotion ceremony to honor four new police officers, promote two detectives, one Administrative Supervisor, and hire five non-sworn employees.

The ceremony will be held at the Portland Building, 2nd Floor Auditorium, and is expected to last one hour.

Scheduled speakers include Mayor Charlie Hales and Chief Mike Reese.

The event is open to media and the public.

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Gang Violence Investigation Lead to Three Search Warrants, One Arrest - Investigation Ongoing (Photo) - 08/28/14
This morning, Thursday August 28, 2014, at approximately 5:00 a.m., three search warrants were served in the Portland Metro area as part of an ongoing gang violence investigation by the Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team (GET).

Warrants were served at the following locations:

1009 West 23rd Street; Vancouver, Washington

2628 Northeast 13th Avenue; Portland, Oregon

2965 Southeast 92nd Avenue; Portland, Oregon

The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) assisted with the service of the warrants in Portland.

The Vancouver (WA) Police Department Gang Unit assisted with the service of the warrant in Vancouver.

The Portland Police Bureau's Drugs and Vice Division (DVD) and the Metro Gang Task Force also assisted with this investigation and search warrant service.

23-year-old George Anthony Waters Jr. was arrested at his home on Southeast 92nd Avenue on an outstanding warrant for Attempted Murder in connection with recent gang violence.

Waters will be booked into the Multnomah County Jail later today.

This is an ongoing investigation and no additional information is available at this time.

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

Anyone with information about gang and/or gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at (503) 823-4106.

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

Gun crimes in progress should immediately be reported to 9-1-1.

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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Today Until 5:00 p.m. - 08/27/14
Sgt. Greg Stewart is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) for the Portland Police Bureau, today until 5:00 p.m.

Sgt. Stewart can be reached by email, greg.stewart@portlandoregon.gov, or via the media-only pager for urgent breaking news.

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CORRECTION: Drunk Driver Crashes into House after Attempting to Elude Police - No Injuries (Photo) - 08/26/14
The crash occurred at 92nd and Eugene, not 82nd Avenue.

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On Tuesday August 26, 2014, at 3:12 a.m., North Precinct officers attempted to stop a vehicle near Northeast 82nd Avenue and Halsey Street, after observing the driver operating the vehicle recklessly.

The driver did not stop and a short pursuit followed, ending when the driver attempted to make a left turn, lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a house at Northeast 82nd Avenue and Eugene Street.

The residents inside the home were not injured and the driver was taken into custody.

The driver, 33-year-old Sarah Ruth Rascoe, was charged with Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, DUII, Driving While Suspended, Reckless Endangerment (two counts), and Reckless Driving.

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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing Woman and Her Niece - 08/25/14
Both Tamika and Datisha have been safely located and are no longer missing.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate 38-year-old Tamika Bradley and her niece, 2-year-old Datisha Lacy-Bradley.

Tamika picked up her niece, Datisha, from Datisha's mother in Southeast Portland on Sunday August 24, 2014, at 4:00 p.m.

Tamika and Datisha were scheduled to take public transportation to Tamika's mother's house in Vancouver, Washington, and should have arrived at approximately 6:00 p.m., but failed to show at Tamika's mother's house.

Tamika's current address is not known by her family and in the past has had some personal issues that could endanger her health and welfare if they were to return.

There is no information to suspect foul play at this time.

Tamika is described as an African American female, 5'8" tall, 180 pounds, last seen wearing a maroon, knee-length dress.

Anyone seeing Tamika and Datisha should call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information about them is asked to contacted Detective Lori Fonken at (503) 823-1081 or lori.fonken@portlandoregon.gov.

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Police Still Seeking Tips to Solve 2013 Homicide - Crime Stoppers Featured Case #13-32 (Photo) - 08/25/14
Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, are asking for the public's help in solving a triple shooting and homicide in Northeast Portland.

On November 9, 2013, at 12:45 a.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the report of a large fight and riot outside the Fontaine Bleau Nightclub, located at 237 Northeast Broadway.

Officers arrived to find a crowd of 75-100 people involved in a disturbance and 30-year-old Durieul Joseph Harris suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Harris died at the scene and officers learned that two other people suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds during the disturbance.

Homicide detectives have conducted several interviews related to the shootings but believe that many other people fled the scene without talking to police and may have critical information to help solve this case.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the investigators.

Anyone with second-hand information is asked to share it with police.

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

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

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

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

Investigator:
Det. Michele Michaels
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-0692
michele.michaels@portlandoregon.gov

Det. Bryan Steed
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-0395
bryan.steed@portlandoregon.gov

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43-Year-Old Portland Musician Deceased After Apparent Suicide on Wednesday - 08/22/14
On Wednesday August 20, 2014, at 8:09 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 5100 block of Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard on a welfare check.

The reporting party was concerned for the welfare of 43-year-old Derek Jordan Rieth after not hearing from him for several hours.

Officers arrived at the residence and located Mr. Rieth deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, which appeared to be an intentional act. A shotgun was located at the scene and seized as evidence.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and confirmed that Rieth died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and ruled the death a suicide.

Rieth was a member of the music group Pink Martini.

This information is being released due to significant media interest in the case.

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

Suicide is preventable.

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

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

Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at (503) 972-3456.

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-35 Downtown Gang Shooting (Photo) - 08/22/14
The Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve the shooting of four people in Downtown Portland.

On Sunday August 17, 2014, at 12:37 a.m., Central Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to Southwest 3rd Avenue and Ash Street on the report of a shooting.

Multiple officers responded to the area and located three gunshot victims suffering from non-life-threatening injuries. A fourth victim went to a hospital on Wednesday August 20 and discovered bullet fragments in one of his arms.

Witnesses told police that there was a large group fighting prior to the shooting, which investigators believe is gang-related. Investigators also believe that three of the four victims were not the intended targets but were innocent bystanders.

21-year-old Jaron Cuie, 37-year-old Damarvis Lee, 25-year-old Ricardo Savoy Hernandez, and 29-year-old Robert Grijalva were the four men injured in the shooting.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the investigator.

Anyone with second-hand information is asked to share it with police.

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

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

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

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

Investigator:
Det. Todd Gradwahl
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-2056
todd.gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov

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Car Crashes into Fence in Southeast Portland's Centennial Neighborhood - Driver Flees, Possibly Injured - 08/21/14
On Thursday August 21, 2014, at 8:51 p.m., East Precinct officers responded Southeast 143rd Avenue and Powell Boulevard on the report of a car into a house and the driver running away. Additional information was received that a witness thought the driver was possible a gunshot victim.

Several officers arrived in the area and located the vehicle crashed into a fence, rather than a house.

A neighborhood search for the driver was conducted but nobody matching the driver's description was located by police.

The driver was described as a white or Hispanic male, 6'0" tall, medium build, short hair or bald, heavily tattooed, carrying two bags.

A witness described hearing a gunshot prior to the crash but officers have not located any evidence of gunfire.

The vehicle has a damaged ignition but is not a reported stolen car.

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

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Chief Michael Reese: Building Community Trust Our Most Important Obligation (Photo) - 08/21/14
As we watch the tragic events in Ferguson unfold, there are some powerful themes that have come to the forefront and have emerged as critical reminders for all cities and law enforcement agencies across America.

The importance of building greater trust between police officers and the people we serve is paramount; particularly among those communities whose relationship and history with the Police Bureau has sometimes been strained. Trust is a perishable commodity; it's something we must work on every day.

At the Portland Police Bureau, we have had a lot of conversations recently about building legitimacy for the work we do in protecting the public. These unfortunate circumstances in Missouri help make clear to me, and hopefully to everyone in our community, that creating a police-community relationship built on trust is our most important obligation.

A law enforcement agency must mirror the community in which it serves. In Portland, we continue to increase diversity as we hire new police officers. We are committed to building strong partnerships with community members and agencies that assist us in serving and protecting the people of Portland.

Police use of force and the policies and training that accompany it need to be continually reviewed and improved upon. The Portland Police Bureau has made significant changes to our use of force policies and training aimed at reducing use of force and improving de-escalation tactics. Our use of force numbers have declined over the last four years, and all uses of physical force are investigated by a supervisor. Citizen complaints also have decreased.

Finally, communication, including listening, remains the key to better understanding. When we have an officer-involved shooting or high-profile incident, we are committed to transparency.

There is no daylight between our values as an organization and the values and expectations the community has for their police officers. This is important to all of us. Our Portland Police Officers go out every day committed to doing their very best to serve and protect our community. As an agency, we pledge to continue to develop and enhance our services to match our community's expectations.

Note: Chief Reese's comments can be viewed on YouTube: http://youtu.be/FZ_ViUjBcwI

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23-Year-Old Man Arrested After a Traffic Pursuit - Gun Seized from Vehicle (Photo) - 08/21/14
On Wednesday August 20, 2014, at 10:55 p.m., East Precinct Street Crimes Unit officers attempted to stop a vehicle for traffic infractions at Southeast 82nd Avenue and Sacramento Street.

The driver of the vehicle stopped momentarily but then sped away from officers in the vehicle. Officers pursued the vehicle until the driver crashed into a street sign and fence at Southeast 82nd Avenue and Morrison Street.

The driver exited the vehicle and ran away but was quickly apprehended in the neighborhood by officers pursuing him on foot. Officers located and seized a handgun inside the vehicle. The driver was identified as 23-year-old Timothy Ray Waters II.

Waters was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Attempt to Elude on Foot, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit & Run), and Reckless Driving.

This week, the Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team is being assisted by Street Crimes Units from all three precincts to help prevent continued gang violence from occurring after several recent shootings.

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

Anyone with information about gang and/or gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at (503) 823-4106.

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

Gun crimes in progress should immediately be reported to 9-1-1.

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Charter Bus Driver Cited for June 2014 Fatal Crash in Old Town - 08/21/14
On Tuesday August 19, 2014, the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Investigations Unit issued two citations to a driver involved in a June 2014 fatal crash in Old Town.

The driver, 68-year-old Charles Atarashi Start, was issued citations for the following violations:

* Oregon Revised Statute 811.028 - Failure to Stop and Remain Stopped for Pedestrian
* Oregon Revised Statute 811.135 - Careless Driving (Accident/Death to a Vulnerable Road User)

This investigation started on June 8, 2014, at 3:53 p.m., when Central Precinct officers received a report of a crash involving a pedestrian and a bus at Northwest 6th Avenue and Glisan Street.

The pedestrian killed, 18-year-old Monserrat Hernandez-Garcia of Vancouver, Washington, was killed after being struck by an AMTRAK charter bus, driven by Mr. Start.

Investigators learned that the bus driver turned from Westbound Glisan Street to northbound 6th Avenue, where the crash occurred and Ms. Hernandez-Garcia was struck and killed.

The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office reviewed this case.

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Transit Police Seeking Public's Help to Identify Exposer on MAX (Photo) - 08/21/14
The Transit Police Division is asking for the public's help to identify a suspect who exposed himself to a woman on the MAX.

This investigation began on July 24, 2014, when Transit Police took a report from a young adult woman who said a man exposed himself to her on the MAX.

Investigators learned that the suspect boarded an eastbound Blue Line MAX at the Beaverton Transit Center and rode the MAX to the East Burnside & 162nd Avenue stop.

The suspect appears to be an African American male, early-50s, 5'6" tall, medium build, well dressed, wearing glasses and a purple cap.

A surveillance photo of the suspect is being released to assist with identification.

Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to contact Transit Police Division Officer Richard Harvey at (503) 793-9386, or by email, richard.harvey@portlandoregon.gov.

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34-Year-Old Woman Taken to Hospital for Mental Health Evaluation After Climbing a Building, Wrapping Herself in American Flag - 08/21/14
On Wednesday August 20, 2014, at 11:49 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Oregon Bank Building, located at 319 Southwest Washington Street, on the report of a naked female climbing the flagpole on top of the building.

Several officers responded to the building and gained access to the roof. The woman had stripped off her clothes, climbed the flagpole, removed the American flag, then climbed back down the flag pole.

Once back on the roof, the woman wrapped herself in the flag while holding a lighter and a fire extinguisher. The woman also began throwing construction glue from the rooftop, damaging vehicles on the street below.

Officers contacted her and were able to take her into custody. The woman appeared to be suffering from a mental health crisis and is suspected to have been under the influence of a stimulant.

The woman was taken to a Portland hospital for a mental health evaluation.

Arson Investigators from the Portland Police Bureau and Portland Fire & Rescue do not know if the woman is connected with a fire at the Yeon Building, located at 522 Southwest 5th Avenue, that began shortly before the call to the Oregon Building.

The cause of the Yeon Building fire is under investigation.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in North Portland - 08/20/14
This afternoon, Wednesday August 20, 2014, at approximately 5:40 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 300 block of North Fremont Street on the report of a shooting.

Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and located the male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to one of his legs. The victim has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to the non-life-threatening injury.

Preliminary information indicates that the shooting may have happened at North Fremont Street and Commercial Avenue and may be self-inflicted.

Several officers are in the area checking for a crime scene. The victim is not cooperating.

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

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Two Gang Associates Arrested with Firearms During a Traffic Stop (Photo) - 08/20/14
On Tuesday evening August 19, 2014, North Precinct Street Crimes Unit officers stopped a vehicle for traffic violations at Northeast 3rd Avenue and Weidler Street.

The driver, 22-year-old Manuelito Fernando Gonzales Jr., and passenger, 18-year-old Brandon Marquise Duckworth, were both known to officers as gang associates. During the course of the traffic stop, officers learned that Duckworth had an outstanding parole violation warrant so he was placed into custody.

Additional investigation by officers led to the discovery of two loaded handguns in the vehicle. Both handguns were seized and placed into evidence.

Officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's Gun Task Force responded to assist with the investigation.

Gonzales was charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Duckworth was charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm (two counts), Possession of a Loaded Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Both were booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

This week, the Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team is being assisted by Street Crimes Units from all three precincts to help prevent continued gang violence from occurring after several recent shootings.

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

Anyone with information about gang and/or gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at (503) 823-4106.

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

Gun crimes in progress should immediately be reported to 9-1-1.

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City of Portland Part I Crime Stats through August 2, 2014 - Car Prowls Up 17% - 08/20/14
City of Portland Part I Crime Stats through August 2, 2014, indicate that Part I crimes are up 3% over the same time period in 2013.

Of particular interest is the rise in larceny from autos (car prowls), which is up 17% citywide.

The Portland Police Bureau wants to remind community members to never leave valuables in their car to attract opportunistic thieves. If you must store anything in your vehicle, keep it out of sight and secure. When possible, park in busy, well-lit areas.

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

Community members are urged to protect themselves and their property by obtaining tips on how to prevent crime from occurring in their neighborhoods.

Crime Prevention information from the Office of Neighborhood Involvement can be found by visiting http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/cp

Neighborhood crime statistics are regularly available by visiting http://www.portlandpolice.com and using the CrimeStats tool.

The attached document is Part I Crimes only, as defined by the Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Part I crimes include: Murder, Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Larceny, Auto Theft, and Arson.

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UPDATE: Traffic Pursuit Ends in Arrest of Driver - Small Child Found in Car by Police, Uninjured - 08/19/14
The driver arrested after this afternoon's pursuit has been identified as 36-year-old Lakeshia Necole Robinson. Her child was released to family after a precautionary exam at a Portland hospital.

Robinson struggled with officers and was tased twice before being taken into custody.

Robinson was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Attempt to Elude on Foot, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Reckless Endangerment, Reckless Driving, and Resisting Arrest.

Robinson will be arraigned on Wednesday.

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This afternoon, Tuesday August 19, 2014, at 4:28 p.m., a North Precinct officer attempted to stop a vehicle on Northeast Killingsworth Street for a traffic violation but the driver did not stop, instead sped away from the police.

Additional officers were able to get behind the fleeing vehicle and assist with the pursuit as it moved eastbound on Killingsworth. Officers ahead of the pursuit were able to deploy Spike Strips to deflate the tires of the eluding vehicle.

The pursuit continued until Northeast 82nd Avenue and Russell Street, where officers performed a successful PIT Maneuver (Pursuit Intervention Technique), which caused the eluding vehicle to spin out. The driver continued to attempt to elude police and crashed the car into a stopped vehicle.

The driver, a female adult, exited her vehicle and attempted to run from officers but was taken into custody a short distance away.

After taking the driver into custody, officers checked the inside of the vehicle she was driving and found a small child in the backseat, unharmed. Medical personnel have transported the child to a Portland hospital for a precautionary exam.

Nobody was injured in the other vehicle.

North Precinct and Traffic Division officers are investigating the crash and updates will be provided at a later time.

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Izzy's Kids' Shop with A Cop Assists 200 Kids Tomorrow - 08/19/14
This release is being sent on behalf of the Portland Police Sunshine Division

Media Contacts:
Kyle Camberg Executive Director Sunshine Division (503) 577-6852
Melinda Merrill Director, Public Affairs; Fred Meyer Stores (503) 708-8890

Sunshine Division Teams with Fred Meyer Stores, The Portland Police Bureau, and Boys and Girls Clubs to help 200 Kids "Shop With A Cop" for Back to School Clothes
On Wednesday August 20, 2014, at 7:00 a.m., Fred Meyer, The Sunshine Division, Boys and Girls Club of Portland, and Portland Police Bureau will team together for the annual "Izzy's Kids'" Shop with a Cop. The event will take place at the Gateway Fred Meyer store, located at 1111 Northeast 102nd Avenue.

This year marks the 12-year anniversary of the Shop with a Cop, where police officers and 200 kids shop together for back to school clothing. The majority of the children are selected from the Boys and Girls Club of Portland, and are selected based on financial need and their volunteer efforts in the community. These kids have worked very hard to earn this unique opportunity.

The Sunshine Division and Fred Meyer jointly fund the program and have generously contributed more than $26,000 towards the event. In addition to the cash donation, Fred Meyer provides significant discounts as well as a backpack with school supplies for every child.

The Sunshine Division funds the program through its Izzy's Kids program. Izzy's Kids, which began in 1981 and is in honor of longtime board member Isabel Hoyt, provides funds so that Portland Police Officers can take any child in need shopping for school clothes. This program operates year-round with nearly 500 children utilizing the program throughout the year.

Over the past 12 years, Fred Meyer and the Sunshine Division have helped provide local children with more than $500,000 in school clothing and supplies and one of a kind back to school shopping experience with an officer.

Members of the media are invited to attend. Executive Director Kyle Camberg (503-577-6852) will be the media contact for the Sunshine Division.


About Sunshine Division
The Sunshine Division offers free food and clothing assistance directly to low-income veterans, families, and seniors six days a week at their N. Portland warehouse as well as 24/7 through their partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each precinct for immediate dispatch. The Sunshine Division serves as a no-cost food bank to 15 area food assistance nonprofits, provides special food boxes through three seasonal food box programs, and funds new school clothing for low-income students in Portland Public Schools through its Izzy's Kids program. For more information, visit www.sunshinedivision.org.
UPDATE #2: Traffic Division Investigating a Crash and Pedestrian Fatality on Southeast Division Street - 08/19/14
The man killed in yesterday's traffic crash on Division has been identified as 55-year-old James Dalton Porter.

The driver, 84-year-old Estelle Irene Fuman, was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment. Preliminary information indicates that Fuman may have suffered a medical event prior to the crash, which led to the erratic driving. Fuman was not impaired by drugs or alcohol.

The investigation is continuing and once completed will be presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

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Preliminary information indicates that an 84-year-old female was driving westbound on Southeast Division Street and veered across the eastbound lanes and drove up onto the South sidewalk, where she struck and killed a man walking on the sidewalk. The woman then veered back across Division and struck a telephone pole on the North sidewalk.

The woman has been transported to a Portland hospital with traumatic injuries but she is expected to survive.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is investigating and at this point has not determined what led to the woman veering off the road.

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This afternoon, Monday August 18, 2014, at 3:04 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a crash and a person down on Southeast Division Street at 66th Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a male adult down on the ground suffering from traumatic injuries. Life-saving efforts were unsuccessful and the man died at the scene.

A female driver was suffering from unknown injuries and is being treated by medical personnel.

Southeast Division Street is closed to traffic from 64th to 69th Avenues.

Traffic Division officers are at the scene and are in the early stages of a crash investigation.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

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UPDATE: Bank Robbery Investigation Underway in Sellwood-Moreland Neighborhood - Suspect in Custody (Photo) - 08/18/14
The suspect arrested today has been booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

44-year-old Christopher James Poole was booked on a parole violation. Federal Bank Robbery charges are pending with the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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This morning, Monday August 18, 2014, at 9:15 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Wells Fargo Bank, located at 6646 Southeast Milwaukie Avenue, on the report of a bank robbery.

Several officers arrived in the area and contacted bank employees who told police that the suspect presented a demand note to a teller. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect ran out of the bank and into the neighborhood.

Witnesses provided a description of the suspect to police and officers searching the neighborhood located the suspect and took him into custody without incident. Officers recovered evidence from the suspect linking him to the bank robbery.

Robbery detectives are continuing to investigate and the suspect's name and charges will be released after he is booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-34 Ervaeua Herring Homicide (Photo) - 08/18/14
The Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Detail, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve the homicide of a 21-year-old woman in Southeast Portland's Centennial Neighborhood.

On Sunday August 17, 2014, at 5:00 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Eastwood Village Apartments, located at 15139 Southeast Powell Boulevard, on the report of a shooting.

Officers arrived in the area and learned that apartment #7 may have been the intended target. Officers located evidence of gunfire and inside the apartment located the victim, 21-year-old Ervaeua Ronchelle Herring dead of an apparent gunshot wound.

Investigators have learned that there were multiple suspects firing guns at the apartment. Information available at this point in the investigation indicates that the shooting is gang-related.

On Monday August 18, 2014, the Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy on Ms. Herring and determined that she was killed by gunfire. The Medical Examiner also determined that Ms. Herring was in the early stages of pregnancy at the time of her death.

The only available suspect description is multiple African American males armed with guns.

Homicide detectives are working closely with Gang Enforcement Team detectives to follow-up on any leads in this investigation.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact Homicide detectives. Anyone with second-hand information is asked to share it with police. Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared directly with investigators or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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

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

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

Investigators:
Det. Molly Daul
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-0991
molly.daul@portlandoregon.gov

Det. Kristina Coffey
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-0696
kristina.coffey@portlandoregon.gov

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-33 Commercial Burglary (Photo) - 08/18/14
The Portland Police Bureau's Burglary Detail, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to identify suspects in a commercial burglary in Southeast Portland's Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood.

On August 4, 2014, at 6:31 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Pink Feather Restaurant and Lounge, located at 14145 Southeast Division Street, on the report of a burglary alarm.

Officers arrived in the area and discovered a hole in the wall of the business. The investigation revealed that the suspects used a torch to cut through a wall, then used the torch to cut loose the ATM inside the business then loaded it into a truck and escaped the area.

The suspect vehicle is described as a white Chevy or GMC extended cab pick-up truck. Both suspect appear dressed in clothing consistent with construction or utility workers. One of the suspects appears to be a white male.

Surveillance images from the burglary are being released to assist in the identification of suspects.

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

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

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

Investigators:
Sgt. Troy Pahlke
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-0410
troy.pahlke@portlandoregon.gov

Sgt. Mike Frome
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-0408
mike.frome@portlandoregon.gov

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Shooting Investigation Underway in North Portland's Northgate Park - One Person Injured - 08/17/14
On Sunday August 17, 2014, at 10:41 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Northgate Park, located at 6000 North Fessenden Street, on the report of a disturbance and possibly someone stabbed in the park.

Officers arrived in the area and learned that a male was suffering from a gunshot wound. The injury is not life-threatening.

Preliminary information indicates there was some kind of a fight inside the park involving several males and that one male was shot during the disturbance.

Several officers, including a Police K-9 and Air Support Unit, are searching the area for any potential suspects. It is not known if this is a gang-related incident.

There have been no arrests and no additional updates are expected tonight.

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

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