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UPDATE #2: SERT/CNT Responding to Assist North Precinct on a Barricaded Person - 01/27/15
SERT, CNT and North Precinct officers are clearing the area. No contact was established with the residents and based on information learned at the scene, there does not appear to be any immediate risk to the community or the residents. It also does not appear that any crimes have been committed by the man.

Crisis Negotiators made numerous attempts to contact the residents without success. Family of the man in crisis provided information to police regarding past behavior, which contributed to the decision to walk away.

BHU officers will follow-up at a later time to see about getting the man treatment.

Streets will be reopened and area residents will be allowed to return home.

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The location of this incident is a residence in the 4000 block of North Kerby Avenue. Neighbors are being evacuated placed in a warm TriMet bus as the situation continues.

Officers from the Portland Police Bureau's Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) have responded to the scene and are familiar with the subject.

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On Tuesday January 27, 2015, at 6:38 a.m., North Precinct officers on the report that a man suffering in a mental health crisis was armed with a knife inside a home, along with a female.

Officers arrived in the area, established a neighborhood perimeter around the location and began attempting to use a police car PA system to make contact. There has been no response to police requests.

Out of concern for the welfare of both people inside, the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to the scene.

North Kerby Avenue is closed to all traffic from Shaver to Skidmore, and Mason from Borthwick to Commercial.

Based on current information, there does not appear to be any risk to the area neighborhood.

Interested media may stage on Shaver and is reminded not to show SERT officers positions live on the air, web or social media.

PIO will be at the scene in approximately one hour.

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PPB Needs Volunteers for Training Advisory Council - 01/27/15
The Portland Police Bureau is seeking community members to serve on its Training Advisory Council.

The PPB Training Division provides a critical role in the Portland Police Bureau and public safety in the City of Portland. The Training Division protocols and processes provide officers with the tools they need to keep themselves and the city safe, and also reflect the values of the community. The Portland Police Bureau is one of the first jurisdictions in the country to establish a Training Advisory Council of community members to increase accountability for police training and to provide recommendations to the Chief of Police regarding training content, delivery, tactics policy and tools.

Applicants should complete the application form and return it to the PPB Training Division by February 27, 2015. TAC members will meet a minimum of four times each year and will be expected to commit additional hours outside of regular meetings. A two-year commitment is required, as is passing a criminal background check and signing a non-disclosure agreement.

The application form can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/512065

Interested applicants are encouraged to attend the next quarterly public meeting on February 5, 2015 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the PPB Training Division Complex, 14902 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR.

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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 20-Year-Old Man (Photo) - 01/27/15
Missing 20-year-old Joshua Hanford has been safely located in another state and is no longer considered a missing person.

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The Portland Police Bureau Missing Persons Unit would like the public's help to locate a missing 20-year-old man from his North Tabor Neighborhood home.

Joshua Hanford has been missing since the morning of Sunday January 25, 2015, last seen leaving his home on foot. Joshua may be suffering a mental health crisis that has led to his disappearance.

Joshua walks or uses TriMet and frequently visits parks in his neighborhood but has been known to walk long distances.

Joshua is described as a white male, 5'11" tall, 150 pounds, last seen wearing a black sweatshirt with red lettering, jeans, a green beanie cap, and black shoes.

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

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Truck Smashes into Concordia Neighborhood Walgreen's - Attempts to Steal ATM - 01/27/15
On Tuesday January 27, 2015, at 4:13 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of an ATM theft in progress at the Walgreen's store, located at 5420 Northeast 33rd Avenue.

As officers were still en route, witnesses told 9-1-1 that two men ran from the truck, which was stuck inside the store.

Officers arrived in the area and established a neighborhood perimeter and called for a Police K-9 Unit to respond to the scene. Officers went inside the store and located the truck and a chain wrapped around an ATM.

Several officers, including the K-9, searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspects descriptions.

Both suspects were described as white males in dark clothing.

At this time, it is not known if this attempted ATM theft is connected with other reports over the past few months.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Burglary Detail by email, burglary@portlandoregon.gov.

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UPDATE #2: 13-Year-Old Boy Stabbed in Gateway District - 01/26/15
This afternoon, detectives spoke with the young man injured in a stabbing on Sunday afternoon. Detectives learned that the victim is actually 13-years-old, not 12 as originally reported to police.

Detectives learned that the victim and two of his associates were involved in an altercation with a person they believed to be a transient. The altercation led to the transient slashing the victim with a knife.

The victim's two associates fled the area and have not yet been identified by detectives. The suspect is described as a white male transient, facial hair, possibly wearing a green hoody, riding an unknown brand mountain bike.

Based on the information learned today, detectives do not believe this incident to be a random, unprovoked act.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Arjay Dran at (503) 823-0483, arjay.dran@portlandoregon.gov.

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Portland Police Bureau Assault Detail detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the Sunday afternoon incident where a 13-year-old boy was seriously injured by an unknown person with a knife. The victim remains in the hospital where he's being treated for a non-life-threatening injury.

There are no investigative updates at this time as detectives are continuing to gather information and evidence in this case.

East Precinct officers will be conducting extra patrols in the greater Gateway area and will be contacting area businesses to discuss livability concerns in the neighborhood. Officers assigned to the Transit Police Division will be assisting in this effort as this type of crime impacts the wider community.

Police Commanders from both East Precinct and the Transit Police have been in discussions about short-term and long-term strategies to address public safety concerns in the area after last week's purse snatching and Sunday afternoon's assault.

Anyone witnessing a crime-in-progress should immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone reporting a non-emergency should use the Police Non-Emergency Line at (503) 823-3333, or file a report online by visiting http://www.portlandpolice.com

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On Sunday January 25, 2015, at 2:13 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing in the parking lot of the Gateway Fred Meyer store, located at 1111 Northeast 102nd Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a 13-year-old boy suffering from a serious slashing wound on his chest. The boy has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.

The boy told police that the suspect was chasing he and his friend when the suspect cut him with a knife. The suspect is described as an "older" white male.

Officers are checking the area for evidence and have not located the boy's friend at this time.

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

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Early Morning Robbery at Mill Park Neighborhood Subway Sandwich Shop - 01/26/15
On Monday January 26, 2015, at 2:56 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at Subway, located at 2411 Southeast 122nd Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to the victim who told police that two men entered the sandwich shop and demanded money. One suspect shoved the victim to the floor during the robbery. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspects fled the store.

Several officers checked the area but did not locate anyone matching the suspects descriptions.

The suspects were described as unknown race males, no clothing description.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Robbery detectives at (503) 823-0403.

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Gun, Meth, Cash and Stolen Property Seized from Lents Neighborhood Home - One Arrest (Photo) - 01/26/15
On Friday January 23, 2015, at 3:29 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence at 9126 Southeast Insley Street on the report that a man menaced two people with a handgun inside the home.

Officers arrived and spoke with the victim and his girlfriend, both of whom were menaced by the suspect, identified as 52-year-old James Edwards Stebbins.

Officers surrounded the home and called into Stebbins, using a police car PA system, and asked that he come outside the home.

At approximately 5:00 p.m., Stebbins exited the home and surrendered to police without incident.

Officers assigned to the Gun Task Force (GTF) responded and obtained a search warrant for the home. Once inside, officers located and seized three (3) ounces of Methamphetamine, a small amount of Heroin, a stolen handgun, more than $4,000 cash, and other stolen property.

Stebbins was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon (two counts), Aggravated Theft in the First Degree, and Menacing (two counts).

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Police Investigating Three Early Morning Shootings - No Known Gunshot Victims - 01/24/15
In the early morning hours of Saturday January 24, 2015, Portland Police officers responded to and investigated three separate shooting reports. No gunshot victims were located and no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information about any of these incidents should report it to the Police Non-Emergency line at (503) 823-3333 or CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov.

At 12:22 a.m., East Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the report of a large fight and shooting outside the Mitchell Court Apartments, located at 5214 Southeast 72nd Avenue.

Several officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire outside the apartments. Multiple people were contacted at the scene by police but were uncooperative and refused to assist in the investigation.

Occupants of one apartment were contacted and an adult male was discovered to have injuries from an assault but was uncooperative. He was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

No suspects were identified and no arrests were made during this incident.

At 1:25 a.m., East Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to a residence in the 9900 block of Northeast Reedway Street on the report of a large fight in the street and that a female was hit by a car that sped away.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the female hit and run victim, who was not seriously injured. She refused to cooperate with police and was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment. A possible suspect vehicle was located nearby and towed for Traffic Investigators.

While officers were conducting this investigation, they heard several gunshots being fired near them, just to the East of their location. Officers immediately responded to Southeast 103rd Avenue and Reedway Street and located evidence of gunfire but did not locate any victims or property damage. Witnesses described hearing vehicles leaving the area immediately after the gunshots.

At 2:02 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to Jag's Clubhouse, located at 605 North Columbia Boulevard, on the report of a shooting and cars speeding out of the area.

Officers arrived at the scene and located evidence of gunfire in the parking lot next to the bar. No gunshot victims or property damage was located.

Officers spoke with witnesses and learned that the shooting may have been part of domestic disturbance between a man and a woman, neither of whom remained at the scene. The woman left in one vehicle and the suspect left in another.

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Shooting Investigation Outside Lloyd Center Mall - No Known Injuries (Photo) - 01/24/15
On Saturday January 24, 2015, at 4:43 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the report of gunshots heard in the Lloyd Center Mall parking structure, near Northeast 9th Avenue and Halsey Street.

Several officers arrived and immediately entered the parking structure to address any possible threats or suspects and to prevent access to the interior of the mall.

Officers did not locate any suspects at the scene and it appears there is no immediate risk to mall patrons.

Evidence of gunfire was located near the Barnes and Noble store on the Halsey side of the mall. One window at Barnes and Noble was damaged but it is not clear if the damage is the result of gunfire.

A person was seen running out of the parking structure and was described as an African American male wearing all dark clothing, bright-colored shoes, 5'7" tall, cornrowed or dread-locked hair, lase seen running northbound on Halsey from the parking structure. It is not known if this person is a witness, suspect or victim.

The Gang Enforcement Team is at the scene and will be conducting an investigation.

PIO will be at the scene to brief media at 6:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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CORRECTION: Suspect Indicted for Murder in January 2015 Homicide in Centennial Neighborhood (Photo) - 01/24/15
Victim Randy Williams was 28, not 26 as previously released.

The Bureau regrets the error.

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On Friday January 23, 2015, a Multnomah County Grand Jury indicted 22-year-old Michael Aaron Wyatt Mininger for the murder of a 28-year-old man in Southeast Portland.

Mininger was arrested on January 15 on an outstanding probation violation warrant and has remained in the custody of the Multnomah County Jail.

Mininger was indicted on charges of Murder and Felon in Possession of a Firearm and will be arraigned on Monday in Multnomah County Court.

This investigation started on Thursday January 8, 2015, at 8:49 a.m., when East Precinct officers and medical personnel responded to the report of an unconscious adult male down in the parking lot of a residential complex in the 900 block of Southeast 162nd Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the unresponsive male who was transported to a Portland hospital, where he later died.

The victim was identified as 28-year-old Randy Alexander Williams. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined that Williams died as a result of gunshot wound to the head.

During the investigation, detectives learned that Williams and Mininger knew each other prior to the shooting.

Anyone with information about this incident or any unusual activity in the neighborhood should contact Detective Molly Daul at (503) 823-0991, molly.daul@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Anthony Merrill at (503) 823-4033, anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov.

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Two Injured in Overnight Stabbing at Lents Neighborhood Bar - No Arrests - 01/24/15
On Saturday January 24, 2015, at 2:37 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to The Street Bar, located at 3554 Southeast 82nd Avenue, on the report of a stabbing with two victims.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located two stabbing victims suffering. Both were transported to a Portland hospitals for treatment to injuries that did not appear life-threatening.

The suspect, described as an Asian male in his 30s, fled the scene prior to police arriving.

Witnesses described the stabbing happening on the porch of the bar near closing time.

Anyone with information about this stabbing should contact the Assault Detail at (503) 823-0400.

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UPDATE - ARRESTS: Gang Enforcement Team Investigating Overnight Shooting in Montavilla Neighborhood (Photo) - 01/23/15
Gang Enforcement Team detectives booked three people in connection with the Wednesday evening shooting on Southeast 89th Avenue. Five people were initially detained but two ultimately were released after the investigation by detectives.

20-year-old Jaelan Reid and 18-year-old Malik Seamster were booked into the Multnomah County Jail on probation violation holds. 17-year-old Javontae Simmons was lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home on a charge of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Detectives obtained a search warrant for the residence of 1611 Southeast 89th Avenue and seized two handguns from inside the home.

Anyone with information about this shooting incident should contact Detective Brad Clifton at (503) 823-2087, brad.clifton@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Wednesday January 21, 2015, at 10:16 p.m., East Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the report of multiple gunshots heard near Southeast 89th Avenue and Clay Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire but no gunshot victims or property damage.

Information learned at the scene led to officers focusing on one residence in the 1600 block of Southeast 89th Avenue, where five people were located and have been detained as Gang Enforcement Team detectives continue to investigate the shooting.

Earlier Wednesday evening, North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers investigated a report of someone shooting at a vehicle at North Juneau Street and Chautauqua Boulevard.

A witness reported seeing an African American male shooting at a gray Sedan that was traveling northbound on Chautauqua Boulevard towards Columbia Boulevard. No victims were located by police.

Investigators do not believe these two incidents are related.

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

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

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

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

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

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East Precinct Officers Investigating a Purse Snatch in the Gateway District - 01/23/15
On Friday January 23, 2015, at 10:20 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Gateway Fred Meyer, located at 1111 Northeast 102nd Avenue, on the report that a purse snatching victim was riding on top of the suspect's vehicle.

Officers arrived in the area and located witnesses and the victim on 102nd Avenue. The victim, a 53-year-old woman, told police that the suspect stole her purse at Fred Meyer's and she chased him to his car. The victim told police that the suspect tried to drive away so she climbed on the hood, demanding her purse back from the suspect. The suspect continued to drive with the victim on the hood then threw the purse out the window. The victim then either jumped off or fell off the car and the suspect drove away, last seen eastbound on Glisan Street from 102nd Avenue.

The victim was not injured as a result of this incident and she recovered her stolen purse with all its contents.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s, short brown hair, 5'8" to 5'9" tall, thin build, wearing all dark clothing. The suspect vehicle is a blue, newer, small, two-door, possibly Toyota.

Officers are continuing to investigate the incident.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at (503) 823-0830.

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Fundraiser Tonight at Le Bistro Montage for Vernon Neighborhood Assault Victim (Photo) - 01/22/15
This evening, Thursday January 22, 2015, a fundraiser is being held for 29-year-old Nic Gordon at Le Bistro Montage and La Merde, located at 301 Southeast Morrison Street.

The following statement was sent out by Peter deRosa at Montage:

"One of our employees was a recently a victim of a violent crime in his neighborhood, that left him hospitalized and seriously injured. He's going to be out of work for awhile and is facing a growing pile of hospital bills.

"So, on the night of Thursday, January 22, 2015, we will be donating 10% of Montage and La Merde sales to Nic for his bills and living expenses. In addition we will be accepting donations on his behalf all night.

"All donations will go directly to Nic to use for his bills so he can focus on getting better."

A "GoFundMe" account has been established by Nic's friends to help with his bills and expenses. Those interested in donating may visit http://www.gofundme.com/helpnicheal

This investigation started on Saturday January 10, 2015, at 2:15 a.m., when North Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 5100 block of Northeast 14th Place on the report of an assault and robbery where one of the victims was hit in the head with a hammer.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located 29-year-old Nicholas "Nic" Gordon suffering from head trauma. He spent several days in the hospital for treatment to serious injuries but has been released and is home recovering.

Police spoke with a second victim, 34-year-old Patrick Guerra, who told officers that he and Gordon were walking back from the 7-11 at Northeast 15th Avenue and Killingsworth Street when they were approached by two men.

Guerra told police that one of the men was armed with a handgun and the other was armed with a hammer. The suspects demanded property from Guerra and Gordon and when they attempted to run away, the suspects chased them down. The man armed with the hammer attacked Gordon, striking him in the head several times, and taking his iPhone.

Guerra was not injured during the robbery.

Guerra described the suspect armed with the gun as an African American or Hispanic male in his 30s wearing dark clothing. Guerra described the suspect armed with the hammer as a male Hispanic in his 30s, heavy build, wearing all dark clothing.

Several officers, including a Police K-9, searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspects descriptions.

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

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

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

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #15-02 Robbery (Photo) - 01/22/15
The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in identifying the suspects in an August 2014 robbery.

On August 6, 2014, between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., a 30-year-old woman was coerced into giving a woman a ride from the area of Northeast Garfield Avenue and Sumner Street. Once the victim and suspect were in the car, the suspect implied that she had a gun and demanded that the victim drive to the area of Northeast 15th Avenue and Alberta Street, where a male suspect got into the car.

The suspects then demanded the victim drive to a bank and a credit union and withdraw money from her accounts. The female suspect then told the victim to drop them off at the McDonald's restaurant at Northeast Grand Avenue and Broadway.

No gun was ever seen and the victim was not injured during this incident.

The female suspect is described as an unknown race female, 30-50 years old, 5'9" tall, and medium build.

The male suspects is described as an African American male, 50 to 65 years old, 5'7" tall, and medium build.

The victim was able to get some photos of the suspects that are being released to aid in this investigation.

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

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

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

Reference Portland Police Bureau Case #14-63601.

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PPB and Partners to Host Operation Safe Summer - 01/22/15
Portland Metropolitan Area: The Portland Police Bureau Youth Services Division, in partnership with other organizations that include the Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI), Multnomah County Department of Juvenile Justice, Portland Parks and Recreation and the Portland Police Bureau, is once again implementing Operation Safe Summer for 2015.

Operation Safe Summer, which started in 1996, is a collaborative effort between various disciplines (prevention, intervention, enforcement and corrections) to reduce the amount of violence and crime that occurs during the summer months. The focus is during the summer months because most of the youth in our community are out of school and need positive activities. Studies show that when youth engage in positive activities and interact with positive role models they are more likely to succeed in life and avoid criminal activity.

To ensure that the youth in our community have access to positive activities and role models, the partners involved in Operation Safe Summer will again produce the 2015 Operation Safe Summer Publication that will be made available to the youth in our community. The publication will contain a brief summary of each organization and a calendar of offered activities or programs.

"We invite all community-based organizations to provide programming during the summer break" said Deborah Monk, Operation Safe Summer Liaison. "Adults with time to spare should consider contacting the advertising organization to volunteer time to work with kids."

If you would like your activity or program included in the 2015 Operation Safe Summer Publication, please call Deborah Monk at 503-823-2095 or email her at orah.Monk@portlandoregon.gov," class="clickableLink" target="_blank">www.Deborah.Monk@portlandoregon.gov, no later than April 3, 2015. The publication will be available on-line only beginning April 10, 2015.

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Downtown Food Cart Robbed at Knifepoint on Tuesday Night - 01/21/15
On Tuesday January 20, 2015, at 9:34 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Brunch Box food cart, located at Southwest 5th Avenue and Stark Street, on the report of an armed robbery.

Officers arrived and spoke with the victim who told police that a man holding a knife robbed the food cart of cash, then left the area on foot, walking northbound on 5th Avenue.

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

The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s, approximately 6' tall, wearing a red winter coat and stocking cap, armed with a pocket knife or Leatherman-style knife. The suspect may have been accompanied by two shorter males after the robbery.

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

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Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested in Downtown Portland (Photo) - 01/21/15
On Tuesday January 20, 2015, at approximately 7:30 p.m., officers assigned to the Central Precinct Street Crimes Unit arrested 27-year-old Daniel Everett Johnson in connection with a bank robbery that occurred January 15, 2015.

Johnson was arrested without incident and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a Parole Violation. Federal Bank Robbery charges are pending.

This investigation started on Thursday January 15, 2015, at 12:26 p.m., when North Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the Key Bank, located at 3839 Northeast Broadway.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police the suspect implied a weapon as he demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect ran out of the bank and was last seen running through the parking lot.

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

A surveillance photo from the bank, released to the public, assisted in identifying Johnson as the suspect.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact Detective Brett Hawkinson at (503) 823-1080, brett.hawkinson@portlandoregon.gov; or, the Portland office of the F.B.I. at (503) 224-4181.

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UPDATE: Search Warrant Served at Portsmouth Neighborhood Residence (Photo) - 01/21/15
North Precinct officers booked the homeowner, 46-year-old Traci Michelle Phillips, into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Frequenting a Place Where Controlled Substances are Used.

The Neighborhood Response Team began this investigation after receiving numerous complaints from neighbors about persistent criminal and livability issues at the home, including drug activity and property crimes.

Investigators today seized a firearm, a homemade silencer, multiple boxes of ammunition, and drug paraphernalia during the search warrant.

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

North Precinct NRT was assisted today by the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), Gun Task Force (GTF) and the North Precinct Street Crimes Unit.

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

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On Wednesday January 21, 2015, at 5:00 a.m., the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) served a search warrant at 7805 North Hereford Avenue as part of drug and stolen property investigation being conducted by the North Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT).

At this point five people at the home have been detained by police as investigators continue to search for evidence in the investigation.

There is no risk the neighborhood and updates will be provided later on Wednesday.

SERT is utilized by the Bureau to serve search warrants that are deemed "high risk" due to information developed in an investigation. This can include warrants involving structural barricades, information about firearms and/or a suspect or suspects history of violence.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in North Portland's Piedmont Neighborhood - No Known Victims - 01/20/15
On Tuesday January 20, 2015, at 10:11 p.m., North Precinct officers investigating a shooting at North Kerby Avenue and Webster Street heard multiple gunshots fired from North of their location. Several 9-1-1 calls were made from area residents reporting gunfire at Peninsula Park, located at North Albina Avenue and Ainsworth Street.

Several officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire inside the park, near the pavilion.

A caller at 6017 North Albina Avenue reported a bullet hole in his window, but nobody inside the home was injured.

Limited information indicates that a group of four of five people were hanging out inside the park just prior to the shots being fired. One of the first arriving officers saw two African American males running westbound on Ainsworth Street from Peninsula Park shortly after the shots were fired.

At this point there are no known gunshot victims and it is unclear if this shooting is related to the shooting at North Kerby and Webster.

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

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

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

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

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

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Shooting Investigation Underway in North Portland's Humboldt Neighborhood - No Known Victims - 01/20/15
On Tuesday January 20, 2015, at 9:22 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 600 block of North Webster Street on multiple reports of several gunshots heard in the area.

Multiple officers responded and began checking the neighborhood and located evidence of gunfire at the intersection of North Kerby Avenue and Webster Street, as well as in front of a residence approximately 1/2 a block to the West on Webster.

Officers have located four parked vehicles with bullet damage and are checking area homes. At this point, there are no known gunshot victims.

Limited information at this time indicates that two groups of people may have exchanged gunfire before fleeing the area on foot.

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

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

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

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

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

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2012 Murder Suspect Sentenced for Killing Father, Injuring Mother in Northeast Portland (Photo) - 01/20/15
On January 20, 2015, 21-year-old Jacob James Simon was found "guilty except for insanity" for the March 2012 murder of his father, 61-year-old Peter Anton Simon.

Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Edward Jones sentenced Simon to lifetime supervision by the Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB). Simon will be transferred from the Multnomah County Jail to the Oregon State Hospital.

This investigation started on March 27, 2012, at approximately 9:45 p.m., when North Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing at a residence at the Fox Run Mobile Home Community, located in the 9000 block of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Officers arrived and determined that Peter Simon was deceased and his wife, 58-year-old Sheryl Lynn Simon (Jacob's mother) was suffering from a non-life-threatening injury. Jacob Simon, 18-years-old at the time, was arrested at the scene and booked into jail for Murder and other related charges.

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Hit and Run Driver Arrested After Injuring a 56-Year-Old Woman on Friday (Photo) - 01/20/15
On Tuesday January 20, 2015, officers from the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division arrested 46-year-old Jon Bishop Jones in connection with Friday's hit and run in the Cully Neighborhood that seriously injured a 56-year-old woman.

Investigators received tips leading them to arrest Jones today at his residence in Corbett, Oregon.

Jones' vehicle, a black 2005 Ford Escape SUV, was towed from the property after investigators secured a search warrant.

Jones was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Second Degree and Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run - Felony). He will be arraigned on Wednesday in Multnomah County Court.

This investigation started on Friday January 16, 2015, at 6:52 a.m., when North Precinct officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at Northeast 57th Avenue and Prescott Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the pedestrian, 56-year-old Clarice Charging, suffering from serious injuries.

The vehicle that struck Charging, described as a gray 2005-2006 Ford Escape, fled the scene and was last seen traveling eastbound on Prescott.

Anyone with additional information on this incident should contact Officer Peter Kurronen at (503) 823-2103, peter.kurronen@portlandoregon.gov.

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East Precinct Neighborhood Response Team Investigating Richmond Neighborhood Car Prowls (Photo) - 01/20/15
Officers assigned to the East Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) are investigating a series of car prowls in Southeast Portland's Richmond Neighborhood.

Many of these car prowls are clustered along Southeast Division Street, from 32nd to 45th Avenues and appear to be occurring between the hours of 12:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Surveillance photos of two possible suspect vehicles are being released to aid in this investigation.

One of the vehicles is described as a 1998 - 2000 aqua blue Ford Ranger pick-up with damage to the passenger side bed rail. This vehicle was occupied by two white males in their 30s or 40s, with average builds.

The other vehicle is described as a 1998 - 2003 gray or silver Dodge Durango, with a white circular sticker in the lower left rear window. This vehicle was occupied by a white male, 30 to 40 years old, 5'10" tall, and 180 pounds. A second occupant is described as an African American male, 30-40 years old, 6'2" tall, and 250 pounds.

NRT officers are working closely with Crime Prevention Coordinators to share information with the community on how to reduce the chances of becoming a victim.

If someone is a witness to a car prowl in progress, they are asked to call 9-1-1 immediately and provide as much information as possible, including the suspect(s) description.

Anyone with non-emergency information about these suspects and/or vehicles is encouraged to contact Officers Ryan Mele and Andrew Hearst at (503) 823-9704. Officers Mele and Hearst can also be contacted by email: ryan.mele@portlandoregon.gov or andrew.hearst@portlandoregon.gov

Theft from vehicles (car prowls) is the unlawful taking of motor vehicle contents or parts, and is a crime that can be completed in less than a minute. Despite being under reported, it consistently ranks as one of the top three crimes reported to the Portland Police Bureau each year. Most thieves target items stored in vehicles including purses, wallets, mobile phones, laptops, electronic devices, loose change, and personal information. Car prowls are crimes of opportunity where offenders make split-second decisions to break into vehicles when they see valuables in plain view.

To reduce the likelihood of your vehicle being targeted, the Portland Police Bureau reminds community members to remove valuables from their cars. This includes items that may appear valuable, such as a gym bag that a thief believes might contain an electronic device, or chargers and accessories that indicate a GPS or mobile phone may be stashed in your vehicle. Car prowlers are known to visit parking lots and observe activity. If you must store anything in your car, keep it out of sight and secure, and transfer it to the trunk before you arrive at your destination. Lock your doors and close your windows. Park in busy, well-lit areas, and store your vehicle in your garage at night where possible.

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

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

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

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G.R.E.A.T. Graduation today at Hosford Middle School (Photo) - 01/20/15
On Tuesday January 20, 2015, at 2:50 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau G.R.E.A.T. Program will be honoring students at Hosford Middle School, located at 2303 Southeast 28th Place.

Officers Tracy Ballew, Jessica Brainard and Mike Paresa will be celebrating the graduation and honoring the students hard work and achievement in the G.R.E.A.T. Program.

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

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

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Major Crash Team Investigating Two-Vehicle Crash at SE 82nd and Yamhill - Traffic Affected (Photo) - 01/19/15
On Monday January 19, 2015, at 8:43 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a two vehicle crash at Southeast 82nd Avenue and Yamhill Street.

Officers, firefighters and medical personnel arrived and began treating two injured parties in one of the vehicles, which veered after the collision and hit a building, severing a gas line. The driver and passenger were both transported to a Portland hospital for treatment. Upon arrival at the hospital, medical personnel determined that the passenger's injuries may be life-threatening.

The other driver remained at the scene and has cooperated with investigators. At this point there is no indication of impaired driving by either party.

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

The gas line has been shut off and there does not appear to be any danger to the surrounding neighborhood.

The intersection and streets surrounding 82nd and Yamhill are closed to allow for the crash investigation and for Northwest Natural Gas to repair the broken gas line.

Drivers are encouraged to use 92nd Avenue as an alternate route.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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UPDATE: Three Suspects in Custody After Sunday Morning Robbery Spree and Pursuit (Photo) - 01/18/15
This afternoon, robbery detectives booked the three robbery suspects arrested today on a variety of charges.

18-year-old Patrick Dynell Jenkins was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree (three counts) and Robbery in the Second Degree (three counts).

16-year-old Augugua Ukpabi and 15-year-old Tommy Lee Waters were lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home on the same Measure 11 charges.

All three suspects will be arraigned on Tuesday.

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On Sunday January 18, 2015, at 7:20 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to Northeast 19th Avenue and Killingsworth Street on the report of an armed robbery.

Officers contacted the victim who told police that he was robbed at gunpoint by three African American males who left the scene in a black 1990s Ford Crown Victoria.

At 8:09 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Southeast 135th Avenue and Division Street.

Officers contacted the victim who told police that he was robbed at gunpoint by two African American males who left the area in a dark blue Ford Crown Victoria.

While officers were checking the surrounding neighborhood for the suspects, a third reported armed robbery occurred at Southeast 139th Avenue and Mill Street.

Officers checking the area spotted the suspect vehicle, a black 1997 Ford Crown Victoria, driving eastbound on Main Street from 162nd Avenue. The suspect vehicle attempted to elude police, but an East Precinct sergeant used a Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT) to spin the suspect vehicle out. The suspect vehicle spun but the driver regained control and the pursuit continued until a Gresham Police officer was able to deploy Spike Strips to deflate the suspect vehicle tires and the car stopped on Southeast Powell Boulevard and NW Wallula Avenue.

Three suspects were taken into custody. Additional investigation by police led to the discovery of two handguns.

Robbery detectives are continuing to investigate and suspect names and charges will be released after they are booked into jail.

Nobody was injured in any of the robberies or during the pursuit.

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UPDATE: Shooting Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Mt. Tabor Neighborhood (Photo) - 01/18/15
The residents of 109 Southeast 76th Avenue reported a bullet through the bedroom window of their one-year-old daughter. The child was not harmed and officers collected the evidence from the scene.

This home is more than a mile away from the shooting scene at Southeast 54th Avenue and Belmont Street.

No arrests have been made and people contacted inside and outside the party were not cooperative with police.

In the main church, there was an unrelated celebration of life and no injuries were reported.

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On Saturday January 17, 2015, at 9:55 p.m., East Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to Southeast 54th Avenue and Belmont Street on the report of multiple gunshots and people running all over.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of a shooting outside the Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church, located at 5441 Southeast Belmont Street.

No victims were located and preliminary information indicates that in the basement of the church there was a party attended by several gang associates.

Due to this information, the shooting appears to be gang-related and the Gang Enforcement Team is investigating.

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

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

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

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

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

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Armed Robbery at Cully Neighborhood Market on Saturday Afternoon - No Arrests - 01/17/15
On Saturday January 17, 2015, at 5:41 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Portland Market and Deli, located at 5411 Northeast Cully Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that the suspect entered the market, armed with a handgun, and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the market in an unknown direction.

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

The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s, wearing a dark-colored mask, all dark clothing, armed with a handgun.

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

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Handcuffed Suspect Runs from Police and Remains At-Large (Photo) - 01/17/15
On Saturday January 17, 2015, at 3:37 p.m., a handcuffed suspect ran police after being arrested in connection with a domestic violence investigation at a residence in the 15600 block of Southeast Stark Street.

The handcuffed suspect, 44-year-old Andrew Phillip McMichael, was being walked to a police car when he broke free of officers and ran across Stark Street southbound on 157th Avenue. McMichael was last seen near Harold Oliver Elementary School, located at 15840 Southeast Taylor Street.

Several officers, including a Multnomah County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit, searched the neighborhood but did not locate McMichael.

McMichael does not appear to represent a threat to the greater community.

Anyone seeing McMichael or having information on his whereabouts should call 9-1-1.

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Woman Jumps Seawall into Willamette River to Evade Arrest (Photo) - 01/17/15
On Saturday January 17, 2015, at 3:10 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a complaint of drug dealing under the Burnside Bridge near Naito Parkway.

An officer arrived and contacted a woman possibly related to the reported drug dealing. The woman ran from the officer, through Waterfront Park, and jumped over the seawall into the Willamette River.

The officer called for assistance from Portland Fire & Rescue boats and the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol.

Portland Fire & Rescue boats arrived within 10 minutes and rescued the woman, who was able to swim over the base of the seawall and get out of the water.

The woman, 35-year-old Takeshia Nicole Cruz, was transported to a Portland hospital for a precautionary exam. Upon release from the hospital, Cruz was transported to the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, and three unrelated arrest warrants.

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UPDATE: Suspect Arrested After Ramming Police Cars During Traffic Pursuit - Two Guns Seized (Photo) - 01/17/15
The driver arrested on Friday night after leading police on a pursuit and ramming squad cars was booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

26-year-old Brandon Boik was charged with two counts of Assault in the Second Degree. Additional charges may be added at a later time.

The passenger, a 20-year-old female, was interviewed and released without charges.

Officers from the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team worked closely with Assault Detail detectives on this investigation.

Boik will be arraigned on Tuesday in Multnomah County Court.

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On Friday January 16, 2015, at 5:18 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a suspicious person rummaging through then stealing a car in the 15000 block of Northeast Pacific Street.

As officers were en route to the location, one officer spotted the vehicle westbound on Northeast Glisan Street. Several other officers responded to the area and attempted to stop the vehicle on a dead end on Irving Street, just East of 128th Avenue.

The driver of the stolen car turned the car around and began ramming police cars, ultimately getting through them and speeding out of the dead end. Officers were able to get cars turned around and pursue the suspect vehicle until it stopped in the 1600 block of Northeast 120th Avenue.

The driver ran from the vehicle but was quickly caught by officers pursuing on foot. The passenger in the vehicle was taken into custody by other officers.

Officers located and seized two handguns as part of this investigation.

Two officers suffered minor injuries as a result of the ramming and foot pursuit.

There are no outstanding suspects and no risk to the community.

Names and charges of the arrested persons will be released upon their booking into the Multnomah County Jail.

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26-Year-Old Man Arrested for a Sexual Assault in the Hazelwood Neighborhood (Photo) - 01/17/15
On Saturday January 17, 2015, at 12:10 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Portland Adventist Medical Center on the report that a sexual assault victim was in the Emergency Room.

Officers and a victim advocate arrived and spoke with the 31-year-old female victim who was receiving medical treatment. The victim told police that the suspect was known to her through mutual friends.

The victim provided information to police that helped them locate the crime scene in a room at the Montavilla Motel, located at 320 Southeast 99th Avenue. Later officers were able to track down the suspect, 26-year-old Rashid Kambarov, and take him into custody. Additional evidence was located inside the suspect's vehicle.

Kambarov was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Rape in the First Degree and Sodomy in the First Degree.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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UPDATE - ARREST: Driver Assaulted, Car Stolen in Northwest Portland - 01/16/15
The Oregon State Police located the suspect and the stolen vehicle on I-205 in West Linn and took her into custody.

The suspect, 38-year-old Brooke Kristin Defrees, will be booked into the Multnomah County Jail on multiple charges including Robbery in the Third Degree, Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Assault in the Fourth Degree, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, and Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit & Run).

Defrees' booking photo will be available later at http://www.mcso.us

The victim, 69-year-old Kevin McGovern, had his vehicle returned home by police.

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On Friday January 16, 2015, at 4:26 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Northwest 25th Avenue and Thurman Street on the report of a carjacking.

Officers arrived in the area and located the male adult victim who told police that a female jumped into the passenger seat of his car and threw a full beer can at him. The victim got out of the car and the suspect climbed into the driver's seat and drove the car away, last seen eastbound on Thurman.

The victim was not seriously injured during the robbery.

The suspect is described as a white female in her late 20s, 5'8" tall, heavy build, red hair, wearing a black hoodie. The suspect appeared to be under the influence of narcotics.

The vehicle is a green 2007 Ford Explorer, Oregon license plate 346DKB.

Anyone with information about this suspect or seeing this vehicle should immediately call 9-1-1.

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Credit Union Robbery Investigation Underway in Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood - 01/16/15
On Friday January 16, 2015, at 4:27 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the NW Priority Credit Union, located at 12630 Southeast Division Street, on the report of a robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that the suspect presented a demand note for money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left and was last seen eastbound on Division in a white vehicle.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s, 5'08" tall, medium build, clean shaven, wearing a dark hoodie, dark jacket, and dark jeans.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact Detective Brett Hawkinson at (503) 823-1080, brett.hawkinson@portlandoregon.gov; or, the Portland office of the F.B.I. at (503) 224-4181.

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UPDATE - 4th Arrest: Three Teens Arrested After Vandalism at Grant High School and Area Neighborhood - 01/16/15
On Friday January 16, 2015, Portland Police Youth Services Division officers arrested 17-year-old Connor Janssen for Criminal Mischief in the First Degree in connection with this investigation. Janssen is a student at Central Catholic High School.

No additional arrests are expected in this case.

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On Wednesday January 14, 2015, officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's Youth Services Division arrested three 17-year-old boys in connection with spray paint vandalism that occurred on Friday January 9th at Grant High School and in the surrounding neighborhood.

17-year-old Will Torresan, 17-year-old Liam Keaney and 17-year-old Quincy Brown were arrested and charged with Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, a felony. Torresan is a Grant High School student; Keaney and Brown are students at Central Catholic High School.

Officers learned that the teens were involved in using spray paint to vandalize the Grant High School football field facilities, goal post and bathroom; cars in the Grant Neighborhood; and, bathrooms at Irvington Park.

The investigation is continuing and additional arrests are possible.

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56-Year-Old Woman Injured by Hit and Run Driver in Northeast Portland's Cully Neighborhood (Photo) - 01/16/15
On Friday January 16, 2015, at 6:52 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at Northeast 57th Avenue and Prescott Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the pedestrian, 56-year-old Clarice Charging, suffering from serious injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening.

The vehicle that struck Charging fled the scene and was last seen traveling eastbound on Prescott.

The suspect vehicle is described as a 2005-2006 Ford Escape, possibly gray in color. The vehicle will have damage on the front plastic bumper, and the driver's side fog light, headlight, and mirror.

A photo of a similar vehicle is being released to aid in this investigation.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at (503) 823-3333, or provide tips to Officer Peter Kurronen by email, peter.kurronen@portlandoregon.gov.

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Crisis Negotiation Team Wins National Competition in Texas (Photo) - 01/16/15
On January 13, 2015, Crisis Negotiators from across the United States and Canada met in Austin, Texas for the 25th Annual Crisis Negotiator Competition, hosted by Texas State University's School of Criminal Justice.

The Portland Police Bureau Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) took First Place in Texas, after taking First Place in the Pacific Northwest Regional Negotiation Competition in 2014. The head judge told the team that the Portland Police Bureau represented the first out-of-state team to win this competition.

The three-day training and crisis negotiation competition involved 31 teams from across North America. Teams competed in highly complicated, day-long scenarios, involving multiple hostages and hostage-takers, as well as persons-in-crisis. The training and competition was an opportunity for negotiators to hone their skills of resolving critical incidents through negotiations and the use of intelligence.

CNT is comprised of 26 members of the Bureau: Two (2) Lieutenants, three (3) Sergeants, 16 negotiators (Sergeants, Detectives and Officers), two (2) mental health professionals, and three technical officers.

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Suspects Arrested After Traffic Pursuit in Southeast Portland on Wednesday Night (Photo) - 01/15/15
On Wednesday January 14, 2015, at 8:24 p.m., a Traffic Division Motor Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation at Southeast 6th Avenue and Division Street in Central Precinct.

The officer contacted the driver, later identified as 33-year-old Felix Lee Santos, who was acting suspicious and had no ID. The officer asked Santos to turn off the ignition and remove the keys but instead Santos drove away from the stop.

The officer lost sight of the vehicle then relocated it stopped on Southeast Stephens Street. The officer rode towards the vehicle, which was facing the officer. The driver sped forward, directly towards the office, causing the officer to make a quick turn to avoid being run over by the suspect.

Central Precinct officers responded to the area and entered into a pursuit of the vehicle until Santos pulled over at Southeast 16th Avenue and Belmont Street, where he and a passenger were taken into custody without incident.

Santos was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Reckless Endangerment (two counts) and Reckless Driving. Santos also had an outstanding warrant for parole violation.

The passenger, 22-year-old Alicia Williams, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charge of Delivery and Possession of Heroin, and Delivery and Possession of Methamphetamine.

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Hollywood Neighborhood Bank Robbed by Lone Male Suspect (Photo) - 01/15/15
On Thursday January 15, 2015, at 12:26 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the Key Bank, located at 3839 Northeast Broadway.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police the suspect implied a weapon as he demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect ran out of the bank and was last seen running through the parking lot.

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

The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s, 5'10" tall, medium build, wearing a black jacket with a hood (or possible hoodie underneath), black jeans, and a black and white scarf.

A surveillance photo from the bank is being released to the public to aid in this investigation.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact Detective Brett Hawkinson at (503) 823-1080, brett.hawkinson@portlandoregon.gov; or, the Portland office of the F.B.I. at (503) 224-4181.

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #15-01 Vernon Neighborhood Robbery and Assault (Photo) - 01/15/15
The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in identifying the suspects involved in an assault and robbery that occurred in Northeast Portland's Vernon Neighborhood.

On Saturday January 10, 2015, at 2:15 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 5100 block of Northeast 14th Place on the report of an assault and robbery where one of the victims was hit in the head with a hammer.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located 29-year-old Nicholas Gordon suffering from head trauma. He spent several days in the hospital for treatment to serious injuries but has been released and is home recovering.

Police spoke with a second victim, 34-year-old Patrick Guerra, who told officers that he and Gordon were walking back from the 7-11 at Northeast 15th Avenue and Killingsworth Street when they were approached by two men.

Guerra told police that one of the men was armed with a handgun and the other was armed with a hammer. The suspects demanded property from Guerra and Gordon and when they attempted to run away, the suspects chased them down. The man armed with the hammer attacked Gordon, striking him in the head several times, and taking his iPhone.

Guerra was not injured during the robbery.

Guerra described the suspect armed with the gun as an African American or Hispanic male in his 30s wearing dark clothing. Guerra described the suspect armed with the hammer as a male Hispanic in his 30s, heavy build, wearing all dark clothing.

Several officers, including a Police K-9, searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspects descriptions.

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

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

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

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Christmas Day Shooting Investigation Leads to Four Arrests by the Gang Enforcement Team (Photo) - 01/14/15
On Wednesday January 14, 2015, investigators from the Gang Enforcement Team arrested three people in connection with a Christmas Day 2014 shooting in the Montavilla Neighborhood. A fourth person was arrested in connection with an unrelated case.

The arrests were made at a residence in the 12500 block of Southeast Taggart Street after a search warrant was served by the Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT).

30-year-old Mona Lisa Claudene Bain was arrested and charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Menacing in connection with the Christmas Day shooting. Bain was also charged with Theft in the First Degree (three counts) and Conspiracy to Commit Theft in the First Degree (three counts) for an unrelated investigation.

23-year-old Edward Earl Jones was arrested and charged with Menacing and Discharging a Firearm in the City in connection with the Christmas Day shooting. Jones was also charged with Theft in the First Degree (three counts) and Conspiracy to Commit Theft in the First Degree (three counts) for an unrelated investigation.

23-year-old Natia Nicole Clark was arrested and charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Menacing in connection with the Christmas Day shooting. Clark was also charged with Theft in the First Degree (three counts) and Conspiracy to Commit Theft in the First Degree (three counts) for an unrelated investigation.

40-year-old Dante Lamont Porter was arrested and charged with Theft in the First Degree (three counts) and Conspiracy to Commit Theft in the First Degree (three counts) for an unrelated investigation.

This investigation started on Thursday December 25, 2014, at 1:10 p.m., when East Precinct officers responded to the 2300 block of Southeast 89th Avenue on the report of a disturbance with a weapon.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted witnesses who told police that someone fired a gun multiple times, striking a parked car. Officers located a crime scene and evidence of a shooting.

There were no reported injuries and investigators determined that the shooting was gang-related.

Gang Enforcement Team detectives conducted follow-up on the shooting and developed information leading to the arrests of Bain, Jones and Clark.

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

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

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

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

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UPDATE: 19-Year-Old Man Found Deceased in NW Portland Condo Water Feature - 01/14/15
The Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy this morning on 19-year-old Zacharee Stanford, last known to be living in Battle Ground, Washington. The cause of death is pending toxicology results which are expected to be back in few weeks. There is no indication of foul play.

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On Wednesday January 14, 2015, at 1:32 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Waterfront Pearl, located at 1310 Northwest Naito Parkway, on the report of an unconscious male lying in the water feature outside the building.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and pulled the man from the water and determined that he was deceased.

The man has preliminarily been identified as a 19-year-old male and he was dressed as though he was living outdoors.

There is no evidence of foul play at this time and the Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death and to confirm the man's identity.

Updates will be provided after the autopsy, which may occur later today or on Thursday.

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Jerry Boyer Still Missing - Public's Help Sought to #FindJerryBoyer (Photo) - 01/14/15
The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate 83-year-old Jerry Kent Boyer, missing since the afternoon of December 25, 2014.

Jerry was reported missing on December 29 after friends checked his home in Northeast Portland and found newspapers on the porch and his dogs loose in the backyard. Police checked the home and did not find Jerry, or any sign of unusual activity or foul play.

During the investigation, detectives learned that Jerry drove his car to an ATM in the 1700 block of Northeast Alberta Street at approximately 1:30 p.m. on December 25, then made a phone call from his nearby home at approximately 3:30 p.m. Friends went to check on him on December 28, did not locate him at home, and filed the missing persons report on December 29.

On January 1st & 2nd , 2015, detectives used search and rescue dogs at Jerry's home and surrounding neighborhood, but did not locate Jerry or any useful information.

Detectives have been in contact with out-of-area family and learned that they have not seen Jerry nor do they have any information on his whereabouts. There is no indication that Jerry is on vacation nor is there any information that he's intended to harm himself.

Jerry's vehicles, wallet and cell phone are all accounted for by detectives.

Jerry is a white male, 5'4" tall, 150 pounds, gray hair, and brown eyes. Jerry also wears glasses and is generally in good health with some signs of dementia. Jerry was last seen wearing blue jeans and a gray sweatshirt with "OREGON" and a "DUCKS" logo on the front.

Anyone seeing Jerry should call 9-1-1 so police can do a welfare check. Anyone with non-emergency information should contact Detective Heidi Helwig at (503) 823-0797 or heidi.helwig@portlandoregon.gov.

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Metal Thieves Targeting a Church Arrested Early Friday Morning (Photo) - 01/13/15
On Friday January 9, 2015, at 2:29 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Mien Fellowship Baptist Church, located at 11250 Northeast Wygant Street, on the report that two men were stealing the church air conditioning units.

Officers had previously taken reports of metal theft from the church. A church employee was staying on the property to monitor surveillance video in the event the thieves returned to steal more equipment. The employee called 9-1-1 to report that the thieves had returned and officers arrived quickly and took two men into custody without incident

The suspects, 28-year-old Carlos Michel-Apolinar and 53-year-old Brian Lloyd Mitchell, were booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Theft in the First Degree (two counts), Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Theft in the Second Degree, and Attempted Theft in the First Degree.

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Heroin Dealer Arrested by Central Precinct Street Crimes Unit - Drugs, Cash and Guns Seized (Photo) - 01/13/15
On Thursday January 8, 2015, officers assigned to the Central Precinct Street Crimes Unit arrested 27-year-old Kyle Richard Parise on numerous charges related to a heroin trafficking investigation.

Parise was arrested at Southeast 16th Avenue and Madison Street and officers then conducted a search at his residence in the 1500 block of Southeast Salmon Street.

Officers seized more than five (5) ounces of heroin, along with small amounts of powder cocaine, methamphetamine, and prescription pills.

Additionally, officers seized four handguns, and more than $18,000 in cash.

Parise was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on numerous drug and gun charges.

The Central Precinct Street Crimes Unit was assisted by officers assigned to the Central Precinct Entertainment Detail, North Precinct Street Crimes Unit, and Gun Task Force.

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

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Grant-Funded DUII Patrols Throughout the Month of January - Don't Drink and Drive (Photo) - 01/13/15
Throughout the month of January 2015, the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division will have extra DUII patrols on the roads, thanks to grant funding from Oregon Impact.

In December 2014, officers from the Portland Police Bureau arrested 42 impaired drivers utilizing this grant funding.

The Bureau wants to remind everyone that being a responsible driver means making good choices when choosing to consume alcohol.

Please drink responsibly, designate a sober driver, utilize TriMet, or call a cab to get home safely.

Remember, "buzzed" driving is drunk driving.

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

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UPDATE #2: I-5 Interstate Bridge Closed to All Traffic - Police Looking for Shirtless Man, Possibly Suicidal - 01/12/15
Police located the man on the bridge and were able to take him into custody in the northbound lanes of traffic. Police will have the man evaluated by medical personnel to determine his physical and mental condition.

All lanes of the Interstate Bridge will be open shortly.

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Northbound lanes of I-5 will be opening momentarily and one lane of southbound will be open very soon.

Portland Fire & Rescue boats are also in the water checking the Columbia River for the man.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Monday January 12, 2015, at 10:15 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Interstate Bridge on reports that a man was running in traffic in the southbound lanes.

As officers were en route, additional information was received that the man was a white male in his 40s, 6'3" tall, heavy build, shirtless with tan pants. Another caller reported seeing the man on the edge of the bridge with something tied around his neck.

Officers arrived in the area and saw the man running North in the northbound lanes then lost sight of him.

At this point, officers are continuing to check the lanes of traffic, sidewalks and walkways on the bridge as the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol checks below the bridge and in the waters of the Columbia River.

Anyone seeing this man should immediately call 9-1-1.

Bridge traffic will be closed until police can ensure that the man no longer poses a risk to drivers.

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Handyman Scammer Arrested Again by Portland Police (Photo) - 01/12/15
On Friday January 9, 2015, Portland Police arrested 59-year-old Clinton Timothy Reany on multiple charges relating to fraud and auto theft.

Reany was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Theft in the First Degree (two counts), Theft in the Second Degree, and Identity Theft (three counts).

Reany will be arraigned on Monday January 12, in Multnomah County Court.

Reany was previously arrested on December 31. 2014, in connection with several incidents of fraud. Since his release from jail, detectives believe he has committed new crimes, resulting in the new charges.

Detectives believe that Reany would contact victims at their homes and offer to repair sidewalks or driveways. Reany would collect half the money up front, do a little work, then ask for more money, leaving victim's property damaged and the victim out thousands of dollars.

Detectives are aware of four different victims but believe there may be others as Reany's background indicates that he's done similar scams for nearly 40 years across the country.

Detectives are aware that Reany has used two different aliases recently: Dan Reany and Rick Mintkenbaugh. He also uses the business names of Concrete Solutions and Concrete Plus, driving a Lincoln Continental with North Carolina license plates. The vehicle has been seized and towed by police.

Anyone who has been victimized by Reany or has additional information about him should contact Detective Teresa Uttke at (503) 823-0969.

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35-Year-Old Man Shot in North Portland's Piedmont Neighborhood - No Suspect Information (Photo) - 01/11/15
On Sunday January 11, 2015, at 3:30 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center on the report of a male in the emergency room suffering from a gunshot wound.

Officers arrived and contacted 35-year-old Jazman A. Moore, who was suffering from a serious but not life-threatening gunshot wound. Moore did not provide police with any information about the shooting.

The person who dropped Moore off at the hospital told officers that he was flagged down by Moore at North Columbia Boulevard and Borthwick Avenue and gave him a ride to the hospital.

Officers went to the area of Columbia and Borthwick and located a crime scene and evidence of a shooting.

Based on Moore's affiliation with a Portland-based street gang, investigators believe that the shooting is gang-related.

Information about this shooting that is 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.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact Detective Todd Gradwahl at (503) 823-2056, todd.gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Tony Cavalli, anthony.cavalli@portlandoregon.gov.

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Armed Robbery in Northeast Portland's Vernon Neighborhood - Victim Hit in Head with Hammer - 01/10/15
On Saturday January 10, 2015, at 2:15 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 5100 block of Northeast 14th Place on the report of an assault and robbery where one of the victims was hit in the head with a hammer.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the 31-year-old male victim suffering from head trauma. He was transported to a Portland hospital with serious injuries.

Police spoke with a second adult male victim, who was with the injured man, who told officers that they were walking back from the 7-11 at Northeast 15th Avenue and Killingsworth Street when they were approached by two men.

The victim told police that one of the men was armed with a handgun and the other was armed with a hammer. The suspects demanded property from the victims and when the victims attempted to run away, the suspects chased them down. The man armed with the hammer attacked the 31-year-old male, striking him in the head several times, and taking his iPhone.

The other victim was not injured during the robbery.

The victim described the suspect armed with the gun as an African American or Hispanic male in his 30s wearing dark clothing. The victim described the suspect armed with the hammer as a male Hispanic in his 30s, heavy build, wearing all dark clothing.

Several officers, including a Police K-9, searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspects descriptions.

Anyone with information about this assault and robbery is asked to contact Detective John Russell at (503) 823-0464 or john.russell@portlandoregon.gov.

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Bagdad Theater & Pub Robbed at Gunpoint on Friday Night - 01/10/15
On Friday January 9, 2015, at 11:04 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Bagdad Theater & Pub, located 3702 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard.

Several officers, including a Police K-9, responded to the scene to begin an investigation.

Employees told police that the suspect was armed with a handgun as he demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the pub without incident.

Officers established a neighborhood perimeter and searched the area but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as an African American male in his mid-30s, 5'7" tall, 150 pounds, wearing a green jacket, jeans, black shoes, a scarf, and a stocking cap. The suspect was also carrying a black backpack.

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

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CORRECTION: UPDATE: Homicide Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Centennial Neighborhood (Photo) - 01/09/15
Randy Williams is 28 years old, not 26 as previously released.

The Bureau regrets the error.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

Thursday's homicide victim has been identified as 28-year-old Randy Alexander Williams. Williams is believed to be a transient, with a last known address in Gresham.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy today and determined that Williams died of homicidal violence.

Detectives are asking for any information about Williams' death.

Anyone with information about this incident or any unusual activity in the neighborhood should contact Detective Molly Daul at (503) 823-0991, molly.daul@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Anthony Merrill at (503) 823-4033, anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Thursday January 8, 2015, at 8:49 a.m., East Precinct officers and medical personnel responded to the report of an unconscious adult male down in the parking lot of a residential complex in the 900 block of Southeast 162nd Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the unresponsive male who was transported to a Portland hospital, where he later died.

Based on information received from medical personnel, Homicide detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division responded to the scene to begin conducting a homicide investigation.

There is no suspect information at this time.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy on Friday to determine the exact cause of death and to confirm the victim's identity.

Anyone with information about this incident or any unusual activity in the neighborhood should contact Detective Molly Daul at (503) 823-0991, molly.daul@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Anthony Merrill at (503) 823-4033, anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov.

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Pursuit of a Stolen Tow Truck Leads to Arrest in Ladd's Addition (Photo) - 01/09/15
On Friday January 9, 2015, at 5:29 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a stolen Retriever Towing tow truck driving in the area of Southeast 122nd Avenue and Lincoln Street.

Officers located the truck in the area of 108th Avenue and East Burnside Street and attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver failed to yield to police and led officers on a traffic pursuit.

The pursuit ended when the tow truck became stuck in Ladd Circle Park & Rose Gardens, located at Southeast 16th Avenue and Harrison Street. Three Portland Police cars also became stuck in the mud and had to be pulled out by a tow truck, but did not require any repairs.

45-year-old Shawn Carter was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle.

A neighborhood search was conducted for a possible second suspect but nobody was located. Nobody was injured during this incident.

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Suspect Arrested for Murder in Connection with DoubleTree Hotel Homicide (Photo) - 01/09/15
On Wednesday January 7, 2015, Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives arrested 24-year-old Tae Bum Yoon in connection with the December 26, 2014 death of a young woman at the DoubleTree Hotel Lloyd Center.

Yoon, a resident of Bellevue, Washington, was arrested at Union Station after arriving in Portland by train.

This investigation began on Friday December 26, 2014, at 10:44 a.m., when North Precinct officers responded to the report of a deceased female at the DoubleTree Hotel Lloyd Center, located at 1000 Northeast Multnomah Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a deceased 24-year-old female, later identified as Ashley Renee Benson.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and determined that Benson died of homicidal violence.

Homicide detectives developed information during the investigation that lead to the arrest of Yoon on Wednesday.

Yoon was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on Thursday and will be arraigned on Friday January 9, 2015 in Multnomah County Court.

Investigators from the Bellevue (WA) Police Department greatly assisted in this investigation.

Anyone with information about this case should contact Detective Michele Michaels at (503) 823-0692, Michele.michaels@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Bryan Steed at (503) 823-0395, bryan.steed@portlandoregon.gov.

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UPDATE: Bomb Squad Responding to Report of Incendiary Device Thrown Into Cully Neighborhood Home - No Injuries Reported (Photo) - 01/08/15
Investigators have learned that no incendiary device was thrown into a residence. Based on an examination of the scene, it appears that the family dog chewed on the TV remote control and damaged one of the lithium batteries, which started to smoke. The kids in the home ran out and told other kids who then reported the incident to 9-1-1 incorrectly as an incendiary device.

Police are clearing the scene and there is no danger to the community.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Thursday January 8, 2015, at 3:21 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a residence in the area of Northeast 50th Place and Ainsworth Street on the report that someone threw an incendiary device into a home with two children inside.

The caller reported that the home had been evacuated and that there was smoke coming from the home.

Officers, firefighters and members of the Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit are at the scene beginning an investigation into the incident.

Media stating is on Ainsworth Street at approximately 52nd Avenue.

PIO is enroute, ETA 30 minutes.

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Stabbing Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's King Neighborhood - 01/07/15
On Wednesday January 7, 2014, at 10:14 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to a residence in the 900 block of Northeast Sumner Street on the report of a stabbing.

Officers arrived in the area and located the 24-year-old male victim suffering from serious injuries. He has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment.

Cooperation from witnesses is limited at this point and police are working to obtain suspect information and learn what led up to the stabbing.

No additional updates are expected this evening.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Police Non-Emergency Line at (503) 823-3333.

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Stops Data Collection Report for 2013 Released by Police Bureau (Photo) - 01/07/15
On January 7, 2015, the Portland Police Bureau released the latest Stops Data Collection Report, covering the 2013 stops and search data analysis.

The report has been posted to the Portland Police Bureau's webpage and can be found at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/514465

The Police Bureau anticipates that the 2014 report will be released by the end of the first quarter in 2015.

When an officer conducts a stop (traffic or pedestrian), a Stops Data Collection (SDC) form is completed at the time of the stop or immediately following the stop. The data collected includes perceived race, gender, age, and mental health issues of the person prior to the stop, as well as perceived during the stop. Additionally, officers must note the reason for the stop, if there was a search and, if so, what were the results of the search.

In 2013, officers in the Portland Police Bureau conducted 67,506 traffic stops. By examining data entered from those stops, the Bureau has learned the following race/ethnic breakdown of the stops:

White - 71.7%
Black/African-American - 12.8%
Hispanic - 7.2%
Asian - 4.8%
Unknown/Other - 3.3%
American Indian/Alaskan - 0.2%

One of the main purposes of this document is to provide a resource to those charged with facilitating or participating in discussions around racial disparities in the Portland Police Bureau's stop and search data. The hope is that these analyses and information will provide a broader understanding of where disparities exist and what types of relationships can be explored with this type of data. This is important for enhancing discussions around disparities and making informed decisions on strategies for addressing racial disparities.

The Portland Police Bureau has been collecting data, in some form, on police stops since 2001. These data are available at: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/42284

The Bureau's goal is to be a leader in the collection and analysis of stops data and to continually improve the quality of both processes. The Bureau recognizes that, although there are limitations to analyzing stop and search data, examining disparate outcomes is a highly important part of assessing our services to the community.

The Police Bureau recognizes the importance of improving communication with the community around the reasons disparities exist in stop and search data. As a result of feedback provided by the community, this report tracks changes in stops and searches over time. This allows for an easy comparison of stops and searches across years and allows the reader to measure changes in the composition of stops and searches.

While oftentimes definite conclusions cannot be drawn regarding the cause of racial disparities in this type of data, the Portland Police Bureau believes that examining racial disparities is a critical component of identifying root causes of disparities through a combination of data analysis and discussion. Additionally, the Bureau is working with community groups to identify methods for reducing disparities in stops and searches and is committed to tracking these data over time.

The Portland Police Bureau is currently engaged in a relatively new initiative to increase equity and diversity by addressing racial disparities at an organizational level. The Bureau also continues to implement the 2009 Plan to Address Racial Profiling, of which this report is a product.

The current organizational level initiative began in July of 2011, when the Portland Police Bureau requested the assistance of the Human Rights Commission's (HRC) Community and Police Relations Committee (CPRC) to develop a plan to address institutional racial issues, increase diversity, and create a more inclusive environment within the Portland Police Bureau.

Equity training was first pilot tested in late November 2012, and was delivered to Command Staff in December 2012. All sergeants were trained in 2013. The training is now being developed for all officers.

The Bureau is in the process of hiring an Equity and Diversity Program Manager and Crime Analyst for stops data analysis. The Equity and Diversity Program Manager will be dedicated to implementing practices, policies and procedures in the Police Bureau to lead to continuous improvement toward these goals. The new Crime Analyst position will allow the Bureau to meet its goal of reporting stops data quarterly, while simultaneously providing a richer analysis of these data.

Additionally, the Bureau continues to recruit and hire police officers from a diverse background. Between 2011 and 2013, hiring was nearly 41% female and/or people of color.

Finally, the PPB has continued to work on its Racial Profiling Plan Strategies. The original document can be located here: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/index.cfm?&a=230887

Below are some highlights of the work that has been done:

* Modified recruiting practices to increase the diversity of the applicant pool (including traveling out-of-state to more diverse cities for testing and doing more focused outreach here in Portland).
* Working with the CPRC to develop new trainings around equity issues (introductory trainings have already been administered to command and sergeants).
* Working with the CPRC and Portland State University to improve stops data collection, reporting and analysis.
* Provide additional training around searches and "mere consent" to ensure the constitutionality of PPB searches.

The Portland Police Bureau wants the community to know that bias-based policing is not acceptable.

Community members who believe they have been stopped solely because of their ethnicity are encouraged to file a complaint with the Auditor's Office of Independent Police Review (IPR) by visiting http://www.portlandonline.com/auditor/index.cfm?c=26646 or calling (503) 823-0146.

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New Police Chief Larry O'Dea, Several Others to be Honored at Promotion and Hiring Ceremony on Thursday (Photo) - 01/07/15
On Thursday January 8, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., the Portland Police Bureau will be hosting a hiring and promotion ceremony, including the swearing in of new Police Chief Larry O'Dea.

The ceremony will be held in in the Portland Building, 2nd floor auditorium. Mayor and Police Commissioner Charlie Hales is expected to attend and present Chief O'Dea with the Chief of Police badge.

Along with Chief O'Dea, the ceremony will honor the promotions of two Assistant Chiefs, two Commanders, five Captains, eight Sergeants, one Detective, and three non-sworn members of the Bureau. Some of these people were previously promoted but not honored at a ceremony.

Two new Police Officers will also be sworn-in to the Bureau.

Media and the public are invited to attend.

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Central Precinct to Begin Pilot Project of Officers Carrying Naloxone (Photo) - 01/07/15
Beginning this week, 13 officers assigned to Central Precinct will begin carrying Naloxone (aka Narcan) that can be administered to people suffering from a life-threatening drug overdose. Naloxone helps reverse the effects of certain types of narcotics, specifically opiates like heroin.

Members of Portland Fire & Rescue have trained these 13 volunteer officers on the use and application of Naloxone and the Bureau will evaluate the pilot project for a year and examine the results in January 2016. The purpose of this pilot project is to determine if there is a reasonable application for police officers in Portland to deploy Naloxone.

This pilot project is being supervised by the Drugs and Vice Division, the unit charged with investigating drug-related deaths in Portland.

The officers trained on the use of Naloxone will work in districts with the highest concentration of opiate drug abuse and overdose incidents.

Anyone experiencing a drug overdose or knowing someone experiencing a drug overdose should call 9-1-1 immediately to receive potentially life-saving medical care.

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UPDATE: Death Investigation Underway on I-405 Southbound Ramp from Southwest Broadway - 01/06/15
The deceased male found along I-405 has been identified as 54-year-old homeless man Timothy Scott Stoutt.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner is awaiting toxicology results but at this point does not believe that Stoutt is the victim of foul play. It has not been determined if he jumped or fell from the 6th Street overpass onto the freeway.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Saturday January 3, 2015, at 10:04 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the I-405 southbound on-ramp from Southwest Broadway on the report of a "dark body shape" on the right shoulder of the roadway.

Officers arrived and located a deceased adult male on the roadway, beneath the Southwest 6th Avenue overpass.

Traffic Division investigators, Homicide detectives, Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division, and the Medical Examiner are responding to conduct a death investigation.

At this point, it is unclear what killed the man or how he ended up on the on-ramp.

The on-ramp to I-405 southbound from Broadway is closed. Additionally, the 6th Avenue overpass is closed during the investigation.

No additional updates are expected this evening.

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Concordia Neighborhood Walgreen's Robbed at Gunpoint - No Injuries - 01/06/15
On Monday January 5, 2015, at 11:34 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Walgreen's, located at 5420 Northeast 33rd Avenue, on the report of an armed robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that two armed men wearing masks entered the store and demanded money as they told employees to get on the ground. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect left the store. Nobody was injured during the robbery.

Several officers, including a Police K-9, searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspects descriptions.

The suspects are described as unknown race males wearing black hoodies, red masks, and armed with handguns.

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

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82-year-old Man Still Missing - Detectives Continue to Ask for Public's Help (Photo) - 01/06/15
The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate 82-year-old Jerry Kent Boyer, missing since December 24, 2014.

Jerry was reported missing on December 29 after friends checked his home in Northeast Portland and found newspapers on the porch and his dogs loose in the backyard. Police checked the home and did not find Jerry, or any sign of unusual activity or foul play.

Detectives have been in contact with out-of-area family and learned that they have not seen Jerry or have any information on his whereabouts.

Jerry is a white male, 5'4" tall, 150 pounds, gray hair, and brown eyes. Jerry also wears glasses and is generally in good health with some signs of dementia.

Anyone seeing Jerry should call 9-1-1 so police can do a welfare check. Anyone with non-emergency information should contact Detective Heidi Helwig at (503) 823-0797 or heidi.helwig@portlandoregon.gov.

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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Until Tuesday January 6 - 01/05/15
Sgt. Greg Stewart is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) this afternoon through Tuesday January 6, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.

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

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

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Tommy's Too Robbery Investigation now a Homicide Investigation after Victim dies - 01/05/15
54-year-old Craig Matthew Desmarais (pronounced Deh-maray), shot in an apparent robbery in December 2014, died over the weekend.

This investigation began on December 22, 2014 at 10:07 p.m., when East Precinct officers responded to Tommy's Too, located at 10335 Southeast Foster Road, on the report of a shooting. Officers and medical personnel arrived and located Desmarais suffering from life-threatening injuries.

Desmarais was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment but did not recover from his injuries and died over the weekend. The Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy today and determined that he died of homicidal violence.

The investigation revealed that the suspect robbed the bar and, during the course of the robbery, shot Desmarais, then fled the scene. The suspect is described as an unknown race male wearing all dark clothing.

Detectives are continuing to investigate this robbery and homicide and no additional information will be released.

Anyone with information about this robbery and shooting should contact Detective Kristina Coffey at (503) 823-0696, kristina.coffey@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Mark Sponhauer at (503) 823-0416, mark.sponhauer@portlandoregon.gov.

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Drunk, High Suspect Tries to Carjack Two People in Southeast Portland's Centennial Neighborhood (Photo) - 01/05/15
On Sunday January 4, 2015, at 4:54 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Eco Car Wash, located at 16942 Southeast Powell Boulevard, on the report of a possible carjacking and that two women were attacked by the suspect.

Officers arrived and immediately located the suspect, 55-year-old Marvin Walker Jr., and took him into custody. Medical personnel responded and transported Walker to a Portland hospital due to concerns about his behavior and for facial injuries.

Officers spoke to the first victim, a 25-year-old woman, who told police that Walker climbed into the driver's seat of her car as she was vacuuming it. The victim, who is pregnant, confronted him and told him to get out of her car as she removed her 2-year-old child from the back seat and ran away.

Walker got out of her car and followed her until the second victim, also a 25-year-old woman, called out to the suspect, concerned for the first victim and her son.

Walker confronted the second victim, held her against her car, demanded her car keys and threatened to stab her. The victim pushed and punched the suspect, then ran to the car wash office with the first victim to call 9-1-1. Neither victim was injured during this violent episode.

Officers learned that the Walker was under the influence of alcohol, methamphetamine and marijuana at the time of the incident.

Walker was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the Second Degree, Robbery in the Third Degree and Coercion.

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"Handyman Scammer" Arrested After Victims Lose Thousands of Dollars (Photo) - 01/05/15
On December 31. 2014, Portland Police detectives assigned to the Family Services Division Elder Crimes Unit arrested 59-year-old Clinton Timothy Reany in connection with several incidents of fraud.

Detectives believe that Reany would contact victims at their homes and offer to repair sidewalks or driveways. Reany would collect half the money up front, do a little work, then ask for more money, leaving victim's property damaged and the victim out thousands of dollars.

Detectives are aware of four different victims but believe their may be others as Reany's background indicates that he's done similar scams for nearly 40 years across the country.

Detectives are aware that Reany has used two different aliases recently: Dan Reany and Rick Mintkenbaugh. He also uses the business names of Concrete Solutions and Concrete Plus, driving a Lincoln Continental with North Carolina license plates. The vehicle has been seized and towed by police.

Anyone who has been victimized by Reany or has additional information about him should contact Detective Teresa Uttke at (503) 823-0969.

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Officer Rescues Hit and Run Driver Attempting to Jump from Morrison Bridge (Photo) - 01/04/15
On Sunday January 4, 2015, at 12:42 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a hit and run crash at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Oak Street.

As officers were responding, they learned that the suspect vehicle crashed at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Washington Street, after hitting multiple vehicles and a pedestrian. Witnesses reported to police that the suspect ran from the vehicle after removing most of his clothing.

Officers spotted the suspect running eastbound onto the Morrison Bridge. As officers approached the suspect, he climbed over the bridge railing at mid-span, threatening to jump.

Officers grabbed the suspect and held him as he dangled over the river until additional officers arrived and they were able to safely pull him over the rail and take the suspect into custody.

Portland Fire & Rescue responded to the scene and determined the suspect did not have any serious injuries. None of the victims suffered any serious injuries as a result of this incident.

The suspect, 24-year-old Robert Charles Harvey, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), six (6) counts of Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run), Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangerment, five (5) counts of Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, and Assault in the Fourth Degree. Harvey will be arraigned on Monday in Multnomah County Court.

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Two Protesters Arrested Marching in Traffic on 82nd Avenue on Saturday (Photo) - 01/03/15
On Saturday January 3, 2015, at approximately 1:00 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast 82nd Avenue and Foster Road on the report that several protesters were marching northbound on 82nd Avenue in the street.

Officers contacted the group and instructed protesters to use the sidewalk and clear the roadway for vehicular traffic. Two protesters refused to go to the sidewalk and were arrested by police.

36-year-old Katharine Moore and 51-year-old Malcolm Chaddock were arrested for Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

Two drivers of vehicles associated with the protesters were given citations for failing to yield to emergency vehicles and other violations after they intentionally obstructed officers responding to the scene.

The protesters that used the sidewalk marched to Portland Community College Southeast Campus at Southeast 82nd Avenue and Division Street, where they interrupted an event with U.S. Senator Ron Wyden.

There were no further arrests after protesters left the campus at approximately 4:00 p.m.

As with all demonstrations and marches, the Police Bureau's goal is to ensure a safe, secure and orderly event for community members and to minimize disruptions to traffic.

It should be clear that "free speech events" do not require a permit; but, marches or demonstrations occurring in public streets that restrict movement of other community members do require a permit issued by the City of Portland to allow for the safety of all.

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UPDATE: Suspect in Custody After Traffic Pursuit in Northeast Portland - 01/03/15
43-year-old Demetrius Taylor was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Possession of Cocaine, Attempt to Elude on Foot, Escape in the Third Degree, Driving While Revoked, and Reckless Driving.

Taylor will be arraigned on Monday in Multnomah County Court.

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On Friday January 2, 2014, at 7:19 p.m., East Precinct officers attempted to stop a white Buick LeSabre in the area of Northeast 148th Avenue and Glisan Street for a traffic violation.

The driver of the vehicle failed to yield to the police and led officers on a lengthy pursuit into Gresham and back into Portland, finally ending at Northeast 150th Avenue and Glisan Street.

During the pursuit, the suspect evaded multiple attempts by police to stop him using Pursuit Intervention Techniques (PIT) and Spike Strips.

The pursuit lasted approximately 10 minutes.

The suspect, a 43-year-old man, was taken into custody after attempting to run from the vehicle.

East Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers are conducting an investigation into the circumstances leading to the suspect fleeing police.

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Prank Call Leads to Large Police Response in Southwest Portland - 01/03/15
On Friday January 2, 2014, at 11:56 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 11200 block of Southwest Capitol Highway on the report that an armed male was holding residents hostage inside the home.

Several officers responded and set up containment in the area and worked to determine the validity of the report. As officers were developing a plan to attempt contact with residents, they learned that the call was most likely a hoax. Patrol officers made contact with the residents and determined that everyone was safe inside the home.

Prank calls can occupy police resources that might otherwise be needed to respond to other, actual emergencies. Improper Use of an Emergency Reporting System is a crime in Oregon and investigators will follow-up to work to determine the identity of the caller and make an arrest.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to provide it via email to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov

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Shooting Investigation in East Portland - No Injuries - 01/02/15
On Friday January 2, 2015, at 5:16 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the area of 151st and East Burnside Street. The victim drove from the scene then returned to talk to police.

The male adult victim was seated in his car in front of his home when the shots were fired into the vehicle.

Officers located a crime scene and evidence of gunfire.

A possible suspect was seen running from the scene and is described as an African American male wearing red clothing.

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

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UPDATE #2: Major Crash Team Investigating Single Vehicle Crash into the Columbia River - Marine Drive Closed (Photo) - 01/02/15
The woman killed on New Years Eve has been identified as 46-year-old Melissa Parke of Portland.

The Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy on Saturday to determine the causes of death.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Divers recovered the body of a female in her 40s out of the submerged vehicle. Her identity has not been confirmed and the Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

Investigators believe that the deceased was driving her car eastbound on Marine Drive and either swerved or drifted off of the roadway into the river.

The vehicle has also been removed from the river and Marine Drive should be open shortly.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Wednesday December 31, 2014, at 7:31 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 8500 block of Northeast Marine Drive on the report of a vehicle into the Columbia River.

Officers and medical personnel responded, along with Portland Fire & Rescue and Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol to assist with the investigation.

At this point, it is not known how many occupants were in the vehicle, which is completely submerged in water.

Marine Drive is closed to all traffic from Northeast 33rd to 122nd Avenues.

An on-scene supervisor may allow media to move closer, if logistics allow for it.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives - 01/02/15
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 community feedback regarding the following directives:

* 310.00, Conduct, Professional
* 310.40, Courtesy
* 312.50, Identification
* 317.40, Authorized Use of Bureau Equipment
* 850.20, Mental Health Crises Response
* 850.25, Police Response to Mental Health Facilities

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.

These directives will remain posted and comments collected for thirty days (30), from Friday, January 2, 2015 through Saturday, January 31, 2015.

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UPDATE: Traffic Division Investigating Crash on Powell Boulevard - Pedestrian Transported with Serious Injuries (Photo) - 01/01/15
Traffic Officers are continuing to investigate the circumstances of this evening's crash that seriously injured a pedestrian.

Southeast Powell Boulevard has been reopened to all traffic.

The pedestrian, a 64-year-old man, remains in a Portland hospital being treated for serious injuries. His prognosis is not known at this time.

The driver involved in the crash, a 38-year-old female, remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. She was not under the influence of intoxicants.

Investigators learned that the man stepped from the south curb line out into the eastbound lanes of traffic directly into the path of a 2003 Nissan Altima, driven by the female. The intersection has no marked crosswalk or pedestrian signals and the man was wearing a dark jacket and blue jeans.

No citations have been issued and the case remains under investigation.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Thursday January 1, 2015, at 6:09 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on Southeast Powell Boulevard at 125th Place.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the male adult pedestrian suffering from serious injuries. He has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment.

The driver and vehicle involved in the crash have remained at the scene.

All lanes of Powell Boulevard are blocked at this time so drivers are encouraged to use Division Street as an alternate route.

Traffic Division officers are at the scene and are conducting an investigation into the crash.

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Bank Robbery Investigation Underway in the Pearl District - 12/31/14
On Wednesday December 31, 2014, at 10:56 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at Chase Bank, located at 1239 Northwest Couch Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that the suspect entered the bank, implied he had a gun, and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the bank and was last seen walking eastbound on Couch Street.

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

The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s, 6'1" tall, medium build, blonde hair, facial hair stubble, wearing all dark clothing.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact Detective Brett Hawkinson at (503) 823-1080, brett.hawkinson@portlandoregon.gov; or, the Portland office of the F.B.I. at (503) 224-4181.

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Honor Guard Accepting Donations for Officers to Attend Police Memorials (Photo) - 12/31/14
The Portland Police Bureau Honor Guard is accepting donations to allow uniformed members of the Bureau to attend services and memorials for officers killed in the line-of-duty.

Two officers recently attended the memorial for NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos in New York City. Additional officers will be attending the memorial this Sunday for NYPD Officer Wenjian Liu in Brooklyn. Jet Blue Airlines has generously donated airfare for officers to travel to these memorial services. All other expenses are being paid for by the attending officers.

The Honor Guard participates in police and fire related events such as funerals, memorials and ceremonies in addition to parades and other community events.

Donations to the Honor Guard will help support officers being able to attend memorials for fallen officers around the country and represent the City of Portland at these important events.

According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (http://www.nleomf.org) there have been 126 officers killed in the line of duty in 2014, up 24% from 2013.

Tax deductible donations (check or money order) can be mailed to:

Portland Police Bureau Honor Guard
Attn: Lt. Jami Resch
1111 SW 2nd Avenue, Room 1333
Portland, OR 97204

The City's federal tax identification number is 93-6002236, and there is an official notice on the Auditor's website if a donor wishes to print it for their records: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/auditor/article/38071

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Public's Help Sought to Identify Witnesses to Sex Offender's Illegal Behavior (Photo) - 12/30/14
The Portland Police Bureau's Sex Offender Registration Detail (SORD) is asking for the public's help to identify any victims of a registered sex offender's illegal behavior.

42-year-old Robert Dean Jensen Sr. was arrested this morning, Tuesday December 30, 2014, on a parole violation after investigators learned that he has been exhibiting public indecency and masturbatory behavior in East Portland. Jensen is on parole for Public Indecency.

It is believed that Jensen has been frequenting areas around Northeast 83rd Avenue and Sandy Boulevard, Southeast 107th Avenue and Cherry Blossom Drive, and Southeast 87th Avenue and Division Street.

Investigators believe there may be witnesses to Jensen's behavior that have not come forward to police.

Anyone with information about Jensen or witnesses to his behavior should contact Officer Rachel Strobel at (503) 545-3413, or sord@portlandoregon.gov.

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UPDATE - Two Suspects Arrested After Car Crash, Throwing Bottles at Police - Rifle Found in Vehicle (Photo) - 12/30/14
The driver involved in Monday night's crash, 26-year-old Eric Rodriguez, was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), Reckless Driving, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit & Run), and Interfering with a Peace Officer.

The passenger, 22-year-old Fernando Garces, was charged with three (3) counts of Attempted Assault on a Public Safety Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Interfering with a Peace Officer.

Both were booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Monday December 29, 2014, at 9:58 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to Southeast 119th Avenue and Market Street on the report that a vehicle crashed into a median and two males were stumbling outside the car in the Mill Park Neighborhood.

As officers were en route, the caller reported that the males got back into the car and were driving away westbound on Market Street and pulled into a driveway just West of Portland Christian Grade School.

An officer arrived in the area and could see two males running, then reported that they were throwing bottles of beer. None of the bottles struck the officer, who coordinated arriving cover units into the area.

Both males were located in the area and arrested by officers. A search of the vehicle revealed several car stereos and a rifle.

No officers or suspects were injured during this incident and the circumstances leading to the crash remain under investigation.

Updates will be provided on Tuesday.

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Driver of Stolen Car Arrested After Leading Police on Pursuit - Damages Four Patrol Cars (Photo) - 12/30/14
On Tuesday December 30, 2014, at 3:37 a.m., a North Precinct officer responding to the report of a stolen car spotted a similar vehicle at Northeast 82nd Avenue and Webster Street.

As the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver sped away northbound on 82nd Avenue, toward the Portland International Airport. As the pursuit neared the airport, several officers, including officers from the Port of Portland Police Department, attempted to stop the vehicle by using a Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT), and later a box-in.

The suspect was able to maneuver the vehicle around the patrol cars, damaging two of them in the process, as he continued driving westbound on Northeast Cascades Parkway near Alderwood Road, driving on the sidewalk and damaging a third patrol car and a hotel shuttle van.

Port of Portland Police were able to effectively deploy Spike Strips to deflate the tires of the suspect vehicle, but the suspect continued driving on a frontage road to 82nd Avenue. Officers again attempted to PIT and box-in the vehicle, but the suspect was able to drive out of the attempted stops, damaging a fourth patrol car. The suspect drove into a fenced parking lot where he exited the vehicle and ran away.

Multiple officers, including a Police K-9 Unit, coordinated an area search and successfully apprehended the suspect. Further investigation found that the car was not related to the original stolen car call, but was a different, unreported stolen car.

The suspect, 24-year-old Andrew Eric Kunkel, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Attempt to Elude on Foot, and four (4) counts of Criminal Mischief in the First Degree.

Kunkel will be arraigned on Wednesday December 31, 2014, in Multnomah County Court.

Neither Kunkel or any officers were injured during this incident.

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UPDATE-FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate Two Missing Kids in Northeast Portland - 12/29/14
The missing kids have been found safe in the area of Southeast 68th Avenue and Division Street and returned to their family.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Person's Unit is asking for the public's help to locate two missing siblings.

12-year-old Alexander Westenberg and his sister, 10-year-old Daria Westenberg, snuck out of their home in the 8400 block of Northeast Pacific Street today at approximately 1:00 p.m.

Alexander has a history of runaway attempts and Daria has recently been exhibiting similar behavior.

Neither child is believed to be dressed for the cold weather, they have no money and no cell phones.

Alexander is described as a white male, 4'8" tall, and 80 pounds.

Daria is described as a white female, 4' tall, and 34 pounds.

Anyone seeing the children or with important information should immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information should contact Detective Lori Fonken at (503) 823-1081, lori.fonken@portlandoregon.gov.

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Two Teens Arrested for Multiple Armed Robberies in Southeast Portland - 12/29/14
Portland Police Bureau Robbery detectives have charged two teens with a series of pedestrian robberies that occurred late Friday and early Saturday in Southeast Portland.

17-year-old Jovon Marcus Heath and 15-year-old Michael Antone Miller were booked into the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home on charges of Attempted Aggravated Murder, Robbery in the First Degree (six counts) and Robbery in the Second Degree (six counts).

This investigation started on Friday December 26, 2014, at 8:17 p.m., when East Precinct officers responded to the report of a pedestrian robbery with shots fired in the area of Southeast 80th Avenue and Flavel Street.

Officers contacted the 13 and 16-year-old male victims who told police that the suspects approached them and demanded money. As the victims ran away, one of the suspects fired several shots at them, striking only a parked car.

As officers were investigating this incident, another robbery was broadcast with suspect descriptions matching the description of the first robbery.

The second robbery was reported at approximately 10:10 p.m. and occurred at Southeast 97th Avenue and Foster Road. The suspects, one armed with a handgun, demanded money from the three victims, taking one of their wallets. The victims in this robbery were a 20-year-old female, a 20-year-old male and a 19-year-old male.

As officers were investigating the second robbery, an unknown person called 9-1-1 to report another robbery but did not stay on the phone long enough to provide additional information.

At 12:35 a.m. on Saturday December 27, officers responded to the report of a fourth robbery near Southeast 112th Avenue and Powell Boulevard. The 19-year-old male victim provided good suspect descriptions to 9-1-1 and officers quickly arrived in the area, located the suspects and took them into custody without incident. Officers recovered a handgun that is believed to be the gun used in the robberies.

East Precinct officers, Gang Enforcement Team officers and Robbery detectives worked collaboratively to collect evidence, and interview victims and witnesses in this robbery spree, resulting in these arrests and charges.

Heath and Miller will be arraigned on Monday in Multnomah County Juvenile Court.

Detectives would like to hear from anyone with information about these robberies or any additional victims.

Victims or witnesses may contact Detective John Russell at (503) 823-823-0464, john.russell@portlandoregon.gov

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