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Prescription Drug Turn-In and Shred Event Today at Southeast Precinct - 04/30/16
Today, Saturday April 30, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau will host a prescription drug turn-in and shred event at Southeast Precinct, located at 4735 East Burnside Street.

This event is a partnership between the City of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention Program, the Portland Police Bureau, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Portland Police Bureau's Sunshine Division, and Wells Fargo.

Community members can come and drop off unwanted or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal and unwanted sensitive documents for secure shredding on site.

Keeping sensitive documents and prescription meds out of the hands of people who might misuse them is an important technique for preventing fraud and drug abuse.

Acceptable items for the prescription drug turn in include: any prescription medications and samples, over the counter medications, vitamins, pet medications, medicated ointments, and liquid medication in leak proof containers.

Items not accepted: thermometers, sharps, syringes, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans, inhalers, EpiPens. To dispose of sharps, contact Metro at 503-234-3000 or http://www.oregonmetro.gov

Sunshine Division donation barrels will be available for donations of canned food, dry pasta, and gently-used clothing for needy families. Tax deduction forms will be provided.

A printable flyer is available for download by visiting http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/545037

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Prescription Drug Turn-In and Shred Event on Saturday April 30 at Southeast Precinct - 04/29/16
On Saturday April 30, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau will host a prescription drug turn-in and shred event at Southeast Precinct, located at 4735 East Burnside Street.

This event is a partnership between the City of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention Program, the Portland Police Bureau, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Portland Police Bureau's Sunshine Division, and Wells Fargo.

Community members can come and drop off unwanted or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal and unwanted sensitive documents for secure shredding on site.

Keeping sensitive documents and prescription meds out of the hands of people who might misuse them is an important technique for preventing fraud and drug abuse.

Acceptable items for the prescription drug turn in include: any prescription medications and samples, over the counter medications, vitamins, pet medications, medicated ointments, and liquid medication in leak proof containers.

Items not accepted: thermometers, sharps, syringes, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans, inhalers, EpiPens. To dispose of sharps, contact Metro at 503-234-3000 or http://www.oregonmetro.gov

Sunshine Division donation barrels will be available for donations of canned food, dry pasta, and gently-used clothing for needy families. Tax deduction forms will be provided.

A printable flyer is available for download by visiting http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/545037

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Cully Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 04/28/16
On Thursday April 28, 2016, at 9:09 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers responded to multiple reports of gunfire in the area of Northeast 60th Avenue, between Simpson and Killingsworth Streets.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire and several witnesses who described hearing multiple gunshots then a vehicle speeding out of the area.

No gunshot victims have been located at the scene.

Officers are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the shooting and at this point have not determined any motive.

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

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CORRECTION - 14 Kilos of Cocaine and $150,000 Cash Seized in Drug Investigation (Photo) - 04/28/16
An earlier version of this release had an incorrect headline of "13 Kilos" when the actual total is 14 Kilos. Additionally, the date of incident was Wednesday April 27, not April 28 as initially released. Finally, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) assisted with this investigation.

The Bureau regrets the omission and errors.

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On Wednesday April 27, 2016, Portland Police Bureau Drugs and Vice Division (DVD) officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of Southwest 170th Avenue and Merlo Road in Washington County. Officers suspected the occupants of the vehicle to be involved in the trafficking of cocaine.

During a search of the vehicle, DVD Drug Dog "Lola" located one kilogram of cocaine. DVD investigators, assisted by Westside Interagency Narcotics Team and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), served a search warrant at a Washington County residence where an additional 13 kilograms of cocaine were located as well as approximately $150,000 in cash, suspected to be drug proceeds. The cocaine and money was seized as evidence.

The estimated street value of the seized cocaine is $1,500,000.

40-year-old Rosendo Elvira-Vergara and 39-year-old Cayetano Alejandre-Alcaraz were booked into the Washington County Jail on charges of Delivery and Possession of Cocaine.

Community members wishing to provide information about drug activity in their neighborhoods or information about significant drug traffickers can file it online by visiting http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/30740

Booking photos courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff's Office. Narcotics, cash and Lola photos courtesy of the Portland Police Bureau.

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UPDATE: Six People Facing Charges in Connection with 2015 Homicide of Robert Huggins (Photo) - 04/28/16
Detectives have spoken with members of victim's family, who expressed relief that there is some resolution in this case.

Detectives can confirm that the victim, Robert Huggins, was once affiliated with the outlaw motorcycle gang, the Gypsy Jokers, and that his death is directly linked to that affiliation. Detectives can also confirm that the five people arraigned today are in some way associated to each other through outlaw motorcycle gangs.

All of the suspects arraigned today in Multnomah County Court were denied release.

This remains an active investigation and more arrests are possible.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective Jim Lawrence at 503-823-0867, james.lawrence@portlandoregon.gov ; or, Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457, rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov.

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In the evening hours of Wednesday April 27, 2016, Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives booked four people into jail in connection with the 2015 homicide of 56-year-old Robert Lee Huggins. Two other people were already in custody and are facing news charges. Huggins' body was found in on July 1, 2015, by loggers in Clark County, Washington.

56-year-old Mark Leroy Dencklau and 46-year-old Earl Devearl Fisher Jr. were booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Kidnap in the First Degree, and Conspiracy to Commit Kidnap in the First Degree.

34-year-old Tiler Evan Pribbernow, already in the Multnomah County Jail on unrelated charges, is being charged with Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Kidnap in the First Degree, and Conspiracy to Commit Kidnap in the First Degree.

51-year-old Ronald Charles Thompson and 43-year-old Kendra Castle were booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Hindering Prosecution.

32-year-old Malachi Watkins, already in custody in the State of Washington at the Stafford Creek Corrections Center in Aberdeen for unrelated charges, will face charges of Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Kidnap in the First Degree, and Conspiracy to Commit Kidnap in the First Degree.

No additional details will be released at this time to preserve the integrity of the active and ongoing investigation involving the Portland Police Bureau and the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

All of those arrested (except for Malachi Watkins) will be arraigned on Thursday in Multnomah County Court.

Booking photos courtesy of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. Booking photos of Castle and Watkins were not available at the time of this release.

Victim photo courtesy of the Portland Police Bureau.

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Prescription Drug Turn-In and Shred Event on Saturday April 30 at Southeast Precinct - 04/28/16
On Saturday April 30, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau will host a prescription drug turn-in and shred event at Southeast Precinct, located at 4735 East Burnside Street.

This event is a partnership between the City of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention Program, the Portland Police Bureau, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Portland Police Bureau's Sunshine Division, and Wells Fargo.

Community members can come and drop off unwanted or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal and unwanted sensitive documents for secure shredding on site.

Keeping sensitive documents and prescription meds out of the hands of people who might misuse them is an important technique for preventing fraud and drug abuse.

Acceptable items for the prescription drug turn in include: any prescription medications and samples, over the counter medications, vitamins, pet medications, medicated ointments, and liquid medication in leak proof containers.

Items not accepted: thermometers, sharps, syringes, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans, inhalers, EpiPens. To dispose of sharps, contact Metro at 503-234-3000 or http://www.oregonmetro.gov

Sunshine Division donation barrels will be available for donations of canned food, dry pasta, and gently-used clothing for needy families. Tax deduction forms will be provided.

A printable flyer is available for download by visiting http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/545037

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UPDATE #2: Shooting Investigation Underway in West Buckman Neighborhood - One Person Injured (Photo) - 04/27/16
45-year-old Muhammad Bilal Rahman has been indicted by a Multnomah County Grand Jury on charges of Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Felon in Possession of a Firearm in connection with this shooting investigation. Rahman has been in the Multnomah County Jail since April 3, 2016.

The victim in this case is continuing to recover from his injuries.

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Medical personnel at a Portland hospital have indicated to police that the victim's injuries are now believed to be life-threatening.

Homicide detectives have responded to the scene to continue the investigation.

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On Thursday March 31, 2016, at 5:08 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southeast 11th Avenue and Pine Street on the report of a shooting.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, a male adult, suffering from a gunshot wound. He has been transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to serious injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening.

During the investigation, officers learned that the victim is residing in a tent on the sidewalk and that the suspect is believed to be a fellow camper.

Officers, including a Police Canine Unit, are checking the neighborhood but have not located the suspect.

Assault Detail detectives have been notified and will continue the investigation.

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

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UPDATE #2: Major Crash Team Investigating Serious Injury Crash on Southeast Holgate Boulevard - 04/27/16
49-year-old Theodore Swan, a passenger involving in this serious crash, died on Monday April 25 at a Portland hospital. The driver, 28-year-old Christopher Allen Schmidt, remains in the hospital receiving medical treatment for serious injuries. The third injured person, 25-year-old Amanda Atkinson, has been released from the hospital.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Traffic Division officers are continuing to investigate the circumstances of this morning's crash on Holgate Boulevard.

Investigators have learned that 28-year-old Christopher Allen Schmidt was driving a tan 1994 Honda Accord westbound on Holgate at a high rate of speed when he ran the red light at 92nd Avenue, colliding with two other vehicles on the roadway.

Schmidt was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to serious, but not life-threatening injuries. His front passenger, 25-year-old Amanda Atkinson, was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries. The rear passenger, 49-year-old Theodore Swan, was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Officers learned that the car Schmidt was driving was reported stolen.

The first car Schmidt struck was a black 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser, being driven southbound on 92nd Avenue by 45-year-old Brad Luker. Neither he nor his passenger, 41-year-old Anna Benz, required transport to a hospital.

The second car Schmidt struck was a red 1993 Honda Civic, driven by 28-year-old Jamien Zapata. Zapata was stopped at the red light facing eastbound on Holgate at the time of the crash. Zapata was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for a serious, but not life-threatening injury. Neither of his passengers, 36-year-old Joshua Koulavong or 18-year-old Jasmine Guerrero, suffered any serious injuries.

No arrests have been made or citations issued as the investigation into the crash is continuing. The driver of the stolen Honda, Christopher Schmidt, is expected to face charges after the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office presents the case to a Grand Jury.

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On Friday April 22, 2016, at 2:39 a.m., an East Precinct officer on patrol spotted a speeding car in the area of Southeast 94th Avenue and Holgate Boulevard being driven westbound on Holgate.

The officer, who was driving eastbound, turned around and began to follow the vehicle, a gold Honda. As soon as the officer activated the police lights to stop the driver, the driver sped away and moments later ran a red light at Southeast 92nd Avenue and became involved in a collision with two other vehicles.

Multiple people involved in the crash have been transported by ambulance to Portland hospitals for treatment. One patient is suffering from potentially life-threatening injuries.

The officer learned after the crash that the car was stolen.

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

Traffic in the area of Southeast 92nd Avenue and Holgate Boulevard will be affected for several hours due to this crash.

There will be no further updates until late-Friday morning.

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Officers and Passersby Pull Suicidal Man Back Over Bridge Railing Early Wednesday Morning - 04/27/16
On Wednesday April 27, 2016, at 6:12 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to several 9-1-1 calls reporting a man hanging over the railing of the Division Street overpass above I-205 and the MAX rail tracks. As officers were responding to the scene they learned that several passersby were holding onto the man trying to prevent him from jumping off the bridge.

Officers arrived at the scene and immediately began helping the passersby hold onto the 23-year-old man, who was dangling upside down, below the level of the railing. The officers and the passersby were holding onto the man's feet and pant legs.

Officers talked to the man and reassured him that he would be ok if he let them help. After several minutes, the man calmed down and allowed the officers and passersby to pull him back through the railing to safety.

Once he was back on stable ground, the man was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for mental health treatment.

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

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

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

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

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

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Prescription Drug Turn-In and Shred Event on Saturday April 30 at Southeast Precinct - 04/27/16
On Saturday April 30, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau will host a prescription drug turn-in and shred event at Southeast Precinct, located at 4735 East Burnside Street.

This event is a partnership between the City of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention Program, the Portland Police Bureau, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Portland Police Bureau's Sunshine Division, and Wells Fargo.

Community members can come and drop off unwanted or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal and unwanted sensitive documents for secure shredding on site.

Keeping sensitive documents and prescription meds out of the hands of people who might misuse them is an important technique for preventing fraud and drug abuse.

Acceptable items for the prescription drug turn in include: any prescription medications and samples, over the counter medications, vitamins, pet medications, medicated ointments, and liquid medication in leak proof containers.

Items not accepted: thermometers, sharps, syringes, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans, inhalers, EpiPens. To dispose of sharps, contact Metro at 503-234-3000 or http://www.oregonmetro.gov

Sunshine Division donation barrels will be available for donations of canned food, dry pasta, and gently-used clothing for needy families. Tax deduction forms will be provided.

A printable flyer is available for download by visiting http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/545037

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Fatal Crash Investigation on NE Columbia Boulevard Likely Caused by Medical Event - 04/26/16
On Tuesday April 26, 2016, at 11:59 a.m., North Precinct responded to the report that a man driving a pick-up truck crashed into a power pole in the 7800 block of Northeast Columbia Boulevard.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and began medical treatment on the driver, who died at the scene. The driver was a male believed to be in his 80s.

Based on witness statements and a scene examination, police believe that the driver may have suffered a medical event prior to the crash.

The Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

Due to the preliminary crash investigation and the potential medical event, the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team did not respond to the scene.

The scene is clear and traffic has resumed normal operations.

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Off-Duty Portland Police Officer Arrested after DUII Crash in Clackamas County - 04/25/16
The Portland Police Bureau was notified this afternoon that an off-duty Portland Police officer was involved in a traffic crash in Clackamas County where alcohol was a factor.

Officer Daniel Chastain was arrested by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office on charges of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) - Alcohol, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangerment, and Criminal Mischief in the First Degree. Chastain was booked into the Clackamas County Jail and later released.

Officer Chastain is a 17-year-veteran of the Portland Police Bureau and was assigned to the Tactical Operations Division. Officer Chastain was placed on paid Administrative Leave, which is standard procedure, pending the resolution of the case in Clackamas County.

Officer Chastain was driving a City of Portland vehicle at the time of the crash as he was in an "on-call" status while off-duty.

The Portland Police Bureau cannot comment further on a personnel matter because it could interfere with the process of conducting a neutral, objective internal investigation and the Bureau must protect public employees' privacy interests consistent with the Oregon Public Records Law and relevant collective bargaining agreements.

Once the investigation is complete, this event will be the subject of an internal review and presentation to the Police Review Board.

Inquiries for information about the crash and criminal investigation should be directed to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

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UPDATE: Fatal Crash on Foster Road Kills One Person Early Sunday Morning - 04/25/16
The driver killed early Sunday morning has been identified as 47-year-old John Wesley Ritter.

The other driver involved in the crash, 18-year-old Sean Kyler Olsen, remains in a Portland hospital being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Traffic investigators learned that Olsen was driving a 2015 Kia Sorrento eastbound on Foster Road and crossed the centerline, crashing head-on into Ritter, who was driving a 2000 GMC Jimmy.

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

Anyone with information about the crash should contact Officer Chris Johnson at 503-823-2213, chris.johnson@portlandoregon.gov.

This is the 18th fatal traffic crash of 2016.

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

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

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On Sunday April 24, 2016, at 3:51 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a traffic crash on Southeast Foster Road in the area of 134th Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located both drivers, one of whom was deceased. The other was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital and is expected to survive.

The Traffic Divsion's Major Crash Team responded to the scene and is investigating the crash.

Foster Road was closed for several hours as a result of this crash.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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Stabbing Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland - Suspect in Custody - 04/25/16
On Monday April 25, 2016, at 3:25 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 1300 block of Southeast 160th Place on the report of a stabbing.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, a male adult, who was suffering from a non-life-threatening injury. The victim was treated for his injuries at the scene by medical personnel and released.

The suspect, the victim's brother-in-law, was located and arrested nearby without incident.

Detectives from the Domestic Violence Reduction Unit (DVRU) are responding to conduct the investigation.

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CORRECTION: Suspect Arrested for Felony Assault after Stabbing in Downtown Portland (Photo) - 04/25/16
This incident occurred on Saturday April 23, not April 24 as initially released.

The Bureau regrets the error.

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On Saturday April 23, at 8:33 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Burnside Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, 50-year-old Mitchell Ray Jones, suffering from serious injuries. Jones was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.

Officers in the area located the suspect walking out of the area and took him into custody without incident.

Officers learned that there was a dispute among the men prior to the stabbing. Both the victim and suspect are homeless.

The suspect, 46-year-old Adrian Cano Chacon, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Assault in the Second Degree.

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Suspects Arrested, Stolen Vehicle Recovered After Traffic Pursuit in Southwest Portland - 04/25/16
On Monday April 25, 2016, at 9:23 a.m., Central Precinct officers were alerted to the presence of a stolen vehicle in the area of Southwest 3rd Avenue and Jefferson Street. Officers received a LoJack hit on a stolen white 2010 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck, which was reported stolen on Sunday and said to have a shotgun inside the vehicle.

Officers obtained visual contact on the vehicle, which the driver was operating at speeds of 70 to 80 miles per hour, southbound on Naito Parkway.

Officers pursued the vehicle until the vehicle left the roadway at Southwest Barbur and Terwilliger Boulevards. Three young men ran from the vehicle but were quickly apprehended by officers. None of the occupants suffered any injuries as a result of the crash. The shotgun reported to be in the stolen vehicle was found inside the truck.

Officers are continuing to investigate the incident and updates will be provided at a later time.

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Suspect Indicted on Charges Connected to Kona's Death, Theft of Motor Vehicle (Photo) - 04/24/16
34-year-old Francisco Vincent Gonzalez has been indicted on numerous charges in connection with the April 7 theft of a motor vehicle and the death of a companion animal "Kona" that was inside the vehicle.

On April 21, a Multnomah County Grand Jury was convened to consider charges against Francisco Vincent Gonzalez relating to the theft of the vehicle, Kona and the dog's subsequent death.

An indictment was returned for the crimes of Animal Abuse in the First Degree; Animal Abuse in the Second Degree; Animal Neglect in the First Degree; Animal Neglect in the Second Degree; Animal Abandonment, Theft in the First Degree; Theft in the First Degree -Theft of a Companion Animal; Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle; Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle; Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine and Identity Theft.

In a related case, Gonzalez's wife, 33-year-old Linda Kathy Gutierrez was indicted for Hindering Prosecution.

Both will be arraigned on Monday morning in Multnomah County Court.

Prior to the Grand Jury and at the request of law enforcement, the remains of Kona were transported to the Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Oregon State University. A full forensic examination of Kona was conducted. A comprehensive report is still pending but the preliminary findings are that there are no indications that Kona was subjected to any form of physical trauma prior to his death.

This investigation started on April 7, 2016, when East Precinct officers responded to the 8400 Block of Southeast 82nd Avenue on a report of a stolen vehicle with the owner's dog inside. Responding officers were unable to officially take a stolen report on the vehicle, due to it not being registered to the victim or the victim having proof of ownership, but officers did broadcast an "attempt to locate" to other officers to find the Hyundai Elantra and the victim's dog "Kona" that was inside the car. Officers encouraged the victim to use social media to get the word out to the public until an official stolen report could be filed.

In the afternoon of Tuesday April 12, 2016, East Precinct officers responded to the report of a suspicious vehicle parked at Southeast 91st Avenue and Cooper Street. Officer arrived and learned that the vehicle was the victim's Hyundai Elantra and that Kona was still inside, deceased. The victim took custody of Kona and later buried him in Southern Oregon.

Detectives were able to identify Gonzalez as the suspect and he was arrested on Thursday April 14, at approximately 5:45 p.m., at the Super Value Inn Motel, located at 5205 North Interstate Avenue.

The hotel room was rented by Gonzalez' wife, who was arrested later at a different North Portland address.

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Four Guns, Five Arrests on Thursday Night in Southeast Portland's Brentwood Park (Photo) - 04/22/16
In the afternoon hours of Thursday April 21, 2016, Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers made five arrests and seized four handguns from a group of people in Southeast Portland's Brentwood Park.

GET officers patrolling the area observed several people known to the officers as criminal gang associates in Brentwood Park, located at 6900 Southeast 60th Avenue. Officers attempted contact with the group and several people began walking away.

Officers contacted two females in the South end of the park, both of whom were armed with handguns. 24-year-old Brenea Sante Williams had a loaded handgun with a 30 round magazine in her hand at the time the police contacted her in the park. Officers ordered her to drop the gun and lie on the ground, where she was safely taken into custody.

23-year-old Sequoia Raeanne Turner had a loaded gun in her waistband when police contacted her and she was safely taken into custody.

Two other loaded handguns were seized inside the park -- one found lying on a picnic table and one from a man who was released from the scene pending further investigation. Three other men were contacted and arrested for parole violations.

Williams was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm and Possession of Weapons in a Park.

Turner was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Loaded Firearm.

28-year-old Clemeth Maurice Porter was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a parole violation.

23-year-old Jaronn Mart Moody was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a parole violation.

24-year-old Brandon Taylore Johnson was booked into the Multnomah County jail on a parole violation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Stabbing Investigation Underway in Sellwood-Moreland Neighborhood - One Man Injured - 04/21/16
On Thursday April 21. 2016, at 9:27 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing at a residence in the 1700 block of Southeast Tenino Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the male adult victim suffering from serious injuries. He was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment.

Preliminary information given to police indicates that the suspect and victim know each other and officers are working to identify and locate the suspect.

No additional information is available at this time and updates will be provided when they become available.

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Motorcycle Rider Arrested After Slapping an Officer's Arm, Attempting to Elude Police (Photo) - 04/21/16
On Wednesday April 20, 2016, at approximately 10:00 a.m., two Transit Police Division officers were stopped in traffic on Southeast Powell Boulevard at 72nd Avenue when a motorcycle rider rode between traffic lanes westbound and passed the marked police car. As he rode by, the rider slapped the right forearm of one of the officers, who had it resting on the open window sill of the patrol car.

The rider, later identified as 24-year-old Michael David Lindenburger, sped through the red light and drove away westbound on Powell Boulevard then made a quick turn northbound on 71st Avenue.

Lindenburger led officers on a traffic pursuit but officers disengaged at approximately 67th Avenue and Powell Boulevard due to Lindenburger's reckless driving and speed in the neighborhood.

A Traffic Division officer spotted Lindenburger on the Ross Island Bridge and stopped him on the West side of the bridge, where Lindenburger stopped and was arrested without incident.

Lindenburger was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangerment, and Harassment.

Lindenburger's motorcycle was towed from the scene.

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Shooting Suspect Arrested, Booked Wednesday Evening on Multiple Felony Charges (Photo) - 04/21/16
In the evening hours of Wednesday April 20, 2016, 19-year-old Lofton Thomas Lane was arrested by police on multiple charges in connection with a shooting that injured two people in early April. Lane was arrested at a residence in the 15900 block of East Burnside by the Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT).

Lane, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempted Aggravated Murder (two counts), Attempted Murder (two counts), Assault in the First Degree (two counts), Assault in the Second Degree (two counts), Unlawful Use of a Weapon (11 counts), and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Lane also had two unrelated warrants for a parole violation and Furnishing False Information to a Police Officer.

The investigation began on April 4, 2016, at 5:21 p.m., when East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the area of Northeast 108th Avenue and Weidler Street. Responding officers located two people, a 19-year-old male and a 19-year-old female, suffering non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. Both were transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment.

Officers searched the neighborhood for three people who ran from the scene and ultimately located and detained all three. All three were booked on charges and a fourth person was arrested at the scene and booked.

Gang Enforcement Team detectives responded to the scene and learned that there was an exchange of gunfire between people in two cars and detectives developed information leading to the arrest of Lane as one of the shooters. The other shooter, 19-year-old Anthony James Gray, was one of the men booked shortly after the shooting.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Suspect Arrested After Robbing a Hawthorne Boulevard Bank - 04/20/16
On Wednesday April 20, 2016, at 12:32 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Key Bank branch located at 4131 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard on the report of a robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted bank employees who gave police a description of the suspect and that he'd implied that he had a gun.

Officers looking in the neighborhood spotted the suspect in the back of taxi at Southeast Cesar E. Chavez and Hawthorne Boulevards. Officers stopped the driver and took the suspect into custody without incident.

The robbery investigation is continuing and there is no public risk as a result of this incident.

Updates will be provided later today.

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Teen Girl Nearly Hit by Bullet while Riding a TriMet Bus in Northeast Portland - 04/19/16
On Tuesday April 19, 2016, at 10:25 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast 15th Avenue and Dekum Street on the report of gunfire.

As officers were responding to the area they received an update that a bullet hit a TriMet bus nearly hitting a teenage girl riding the bus. The bus stopped at Northeast 26th Avenue and Dekum Street to await police.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire at Northeast 17th Avenue and Dekum Street.

The Gang Enforcement Team has responded to assist with the investigation. There is no suspect information at this time.

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

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Driver Arrested for DUII After Crashing into a Pedestrian on 82nd Avenue Monday Night (Photo) - 04/19/16
On Monday evening, Portland Police officers arrested a 31-year-old man for DUII after he crashed into a pedestrian on Northeast 82nd Avenue, causing life-threatening injuries.

The investigation began on Monday April 18, 2016, at 10:39 p.m., when East Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to Northeast 82nd Avenue and Davis Street on the report that a driver crashed into a pedestrian.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located both parties. The pedestrian, 45-year-old Michael Joseph McBurney, suffering from traumatic injuries. He was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital where he is being treated for life-threatening injuries.

The driver, 31-year-old Hugo Lopez-Aguilar, remained at the scene and was cooperative with investigators.

Due to McBurney's injuries, the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded.

Witnesses told police that McBurney was crossing 82nd Avenue westbound in the northside crosswalk, against the "Don't Walk" signal. Lopez-Aguilar, driving a 1996 Nissan Maxima, was driving southbound on 82nd Avenue in the right line, with a green light to proceed.
While McBurney was in the crosswalk, nearly to the westside of the street, he was struck by Lopez-Aguilar.

Based on information learned at the scene, investigators arrested Lopez-Aguilar for impaired driving and believe that he may be under the influence of marijuana.

Lopez-Aguilar was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII). Additional charges may apply after the investigation is complete.

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

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

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

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Two Arrested Last Week After Firing Sawed-Off Shotgun at Rocky Butte (Photo) - 04/18/16
On Thursday April 14, 2016, at 1:32 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Rocky Butte after several calls regarding gunfire. As officers were responding to the area, a caller reported seeing two men leave in a silver or gray car.

An officer in the area of Northeast 102nd Avenue and Glisan Street stopped a driver in a vehicle matching the suspect description.

Inside the vehicle, the officer located a sawed-off shotgun. Further investigation by the officer revealed that both the driver and passenger fired several rounds each from the shotgun into the air on Rocky Butte.

The driver, 22-year-old Christian Manuel Tarasov, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Possession of an Illegal Weapon and Discharging a Firearm in the City.

The passenger, 20-year-old Ethan Ray Hibbard, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Discharging a Firearm in the City.

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Shooting Investigation Overnight in North Portland's Piedmont Neighborhood - No Injuries - 04/18/16
On Monday April 18, 2016, at 12:09 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire at North Albina Avenue and Ainsworth Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire in the street and damage to a home in the 6000 block of North Albina Avenue. The occupants of the home were not injured.

Officers were aware that the same home had been shot at previously on two occasions - both believed to be gang-related shootings.

The Gang Enforcement Team responded to conduct an investigation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Robbery Suspects Arrested After Pursuit, K-9 Track -- Gun Seized as Evidence (Photo) - 04/18/16
On Sunday April 17, 2016, at 10:33 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 10100 block of Southeast Washington Street, on the report of an armed robbery.

The caller reported that he was meeting someone for the private purchase of gift cards when a second person showed up, got into the victim's car and robbed the victim at gunpoint. Both suspects ran towards Home Depot and the victim provided descriptions of the men.

Officers quickly arrived in the area and one of them observed the driver of a car in the Mall 205 parking lot that matched one of the suspect descriptions. Officers stopped the vehicle on Southeast Washington Street near 103rd Avenue and could see three people inside the car. The driver stopped briefly but then sped away from police, eastbound on Stark Street.

Officers pursued the vehicle briefly but the driver's reckless actions led to officers discontinuing the pursuit. Officers did lay out spike strips in the area of Southeast Stark Street and 148th Avenue, which flattened both driver's side tires.

Officers canvassing the area located the abandoned vehicle parked on Southeast 157th Avenue, North of Stark Street. A witness told police that the suspects ran eastbound away from the car.

Officers from East Precinct and the Gresham Police Department quickly established a neighborhood perimeter and a Canine Officer and his dog "Billy" began to track the suspects, locating all three in short order. All three were taken into custody.

Officers checking the area for evidence did not initially find a gun but later found one on a secondary search.

20-year-old Alex Ngatia was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree and Robbery in the Second Degree. Ngatia is believed to be the person involved in the initial meeting with the victim.

21-year-old Nash Muraya was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree, Robbery in the Second Degree, Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, and Attempt to Elude on Foot. Muraya is believed to have been the gunman and the driver in the pursuit.

The third person in the car, an adult female, was interviewed and released without charges at this time.

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

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Bar Patrons Detain Armed Robbery Suspect Who Fired a Shot During the Struggle (Photo) - 04/18/16
On Sunday April 17, 2016, at 10:38 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Mt. Scott Pub, located at 6001 Southeast 72nd Avenue, on the report of a shooting. As officers were responding to the area, they received additional information that there were shots fired in the bar during a robbery and that the suspect was being held down by several men.

Officers arrived in the area and arrested the suspect, 25-year-old Deshantin Najhee Motley.

Officers interviewed bar patrons and employees and learned that Motley entered the pub, armed with a handgun, walked behind the bar and pointed the gun at the bartender as he demanded money. The bartender gave Motley an undisclosed amount of cash. As Motley attempted to walk out of the bar, several bar patrons tackled him to the ground and during the struggle, Motley fired a shot, narrowly missing one of the bar patrons. As bar patrons held Motley down, one of the witnesses took the gun away from and placed it on the bar. Motley's handgun was seized as evidence.

Motley was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempted Murder, Robbery in the First Degree (two counts), Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Felon in Possession of a Weapon. Additionally, Motley is being held on charges of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and a Parole Violation.

Motley will be arraigned on Tuesday in Multnomah County Court.

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

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland - No Injuries - 04/17/16
On Sunday April 17,2016, at 5:51 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 2600 block of Southeast 87th Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire and learned from witnesses that there was some kind of argument in the street prior to someone firing a gun.

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

Based on a preliminary investigation, the Gang Enforcement Team (GET) responded to conduct an investigation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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26-Year-Old Man Arrested Pointing a Gun and Menacing After Southeast Portland Disturbance (Photo) - 04/17/16
On Sunday April 17, 2016, at 12:39 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast 82nd Avenue and Raymond Court on the report that a man was pointing a gun towards a nearby bar.

Officers arrived in the area and covertly established visual contact with the suspect. Officers could see a handgun in his hand as the suspect walked towards the Fred Meyer store at Southeast Foster Road.

As the suspect started to walk into the Fred Meyer parking lot, officers used a loudspeaker in a police car to call out to the suspect to drop the gun. Officers watched the suspect place the handgun under a small bush and he surrendered to police.

Police seized the handgun as evidence and learned that it was not loaded with any bullets.

Officers learned that the suspect pointed a firearm at a woman at the McDonald's restaurant on 82nd Avenue then was involved in a disturbance outside the 82nd Avenue Bar & Grill.

The suspect, 26-year-old Marshon Page, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charge of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Menacing and Pointing a Firearm at Another.

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Two Arrested, Two Guns Seized in Traffic Stop in North Portland (Photo) - 04/17/16
On Saturday April 16, 2016, at 5:45 p.m., North Precinct officers conducted a traffic stop on a driver at North Interstate Avenue and Lombard Street.

During the course of the traffic stop, officers searched the vehicle for weapons and located two handguns in the glove box of the vehicle.

24-year-old Darryl Wilson Pendergraph was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm and Possession of Cocaine.

20-year-old Jaylen Tyrone Williamson was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm and Carrying a Concealed Weapon.

Both handguns were seized as evidence.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Gang Enforcement Team Investigating a Shooting on Hayden Island/Jantzen Beach - One Person Injured - 04/16/16
On Saturday April 16, 2016, at 9:18 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers responded to the Safeway Jantzen Beach on the report of a shooting with one person injured.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, a 20-year-old male, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to serious injuries.

Officers at the scene learned from witnesses that there was some sort of disturbance prior to the shooting.

There is no verified suspect information to share at this point in the investigation.

Based on preliminary information, GET is conducting the investigation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Major Crash Team Investigating a Serious Injury Crash on Southeast 92nd Avenue - 04/16/16
On Saturday April 16, 2016, at 9:04 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a traffic crash on Southeast 92nd Avenue at Crystal Springs Boulevard.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located two injured drivers - one a motorcycle rider and the other a driver of a vehicle.

Both drivers were transported to Portland hospitals for treatment. The motorcycle rider's injuries are potentially life-threatening while the driver's are not life-threatening.

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

No further updates are expected this evening.

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

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

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Gun Task Force / SERT Serves Search Warrant Southeast Portland Residence Early Friday (Photo) - 04/15/16
In the early morning hours of Friday April 15, 2016, the Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) served a search warrant on a residence in the 11800 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard. 37-year-old Damian Deshawn Holcomb was arrested for Possession of Cocaine and booked into the Multnomah County Jail. Additionally, Holcomb is being held on a Federal hold related to a March 2016 gun arrest.

The search warrant was part of the ongoing Portland Police Bureau Gun Task Force investigation into Holcomb's arrest on March 6, 2016, in the area of Southeast 124th Avenue and Powell Boulevard, after he ran from police and discarded a small quantity of crack cocaine and a handgun.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Dog Theft and Killing Near Springwater Corridor Trail Reported to Police on Wednesday - Occurred in Early April - 04/15/16
On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, East Precinct officers responded to the home in the 6600 block of Southeast 83rd Avenue to speak to a 19-year-old female victim regarding allegations that her missing dog had been killed by homeless people.

The victim told police that sometime between the night of Friday, April 1 and the morning of Saturday, April 2, her dog "Laika" went missing. The victim told police that Laika, along with two other dogs, were in the backyard that night. On Saturday morning, the victim found a backyard gate open. The front fence gate was closed, however, and Laika was gone. It appeared that someone opened the front gate to access the back gate and took Laika, leaving the back gate open, but closing the front gate behind them. The other dogs were still there.

The victim told police that she began conducting her own investigation, talking to anybody who would listen, including neighbors, strangers, and homeless people. During the course of her investigation, she finally made some progress on Wednesday, April 6. The victim told police that she learned that a homeless female who is only known as "Kim" had been seen with Laika around the Springwater Corridor and some nearby convenience stores. The sources she learned this from were several different homeless people whose names the victim did not learn. She learned that "Kim" had boasted about stealing the 10 month old Ridgeback/Pitbull mix dog because "she thought it was cute."

The victim walked up and down the Springwater Corridor talking to everyone she encountered. Eventually, the victim's investigation took her to the Springwater Corridor at Beggar's Tick Park. It was there she encountered two homeless people (names unknown) that advised her that they knew where her dog was located. They told her that as far as they knew, it had drowned. They took the victim down a trail to a shallow grave where she found Laika deceased.

The victim told police the dog had a cut on one of its hind legs and its face and head was swollen. She is not sure if the dog was beaten up or if the swelling was bloating from death and body gasses. The two homeless people told her the dog had been buried two days prior (around Sunday or Monday).

She told police that when she inquired how and where her dog had drowned and who the dog had been with, nobody wanted to give her any more information.

She also told police that the dog's tongue had been cut out and was nailed to a tree nearby.

When the victim asked more homeless people about the dog she heard a rumor about a homeless man that lives out along the trails that does not like companion animals of other homeless people. This unknown person apparently enjoys killing other homeless people's companion animals, specifically dogs, per the rumor. The victim told me that the homeless people she was speaking to started becoming uneasy as she tried to pry more information from them. She did not learn anything else.

The victim dug a deeper grave for her dog in Beggar's Tick Park and buried her. She is hoping to get more information as she continues to talk to homeless people she has met during her investigation.

Officers asked the victim why she did not contact police until a week later, and specifically why not on the day she found her dog and had people with knowledge present. The victim told police that she had been too upset and it did not occur to her to call the police.

The victim described to police the campsite and area where she found her dog and the transients that had pointed out the original shallow grave.

The next day, Thursday, April 14, while it was still light out, the responding officer stopped by the trail head to find the campsite (near where SE 111th Avenue and the Springwater Corridor intersect). The officer did not find the campsite the victim had described to him. It actually appeared to the officer that the park had been cleared out, as the campsites that he'd become familiar with were now also gone.

Unfortunately, a week had passed between the time when the victim found her dog and the time she called police. It's quite possible that anyone involved or anyone having knowledge of what happened to Laika have since packed up and moved.

The officer has been unable to identify "Kim" or any of the homeless people that the victim encountered during her investigation. The only information the victim had about "Kim" is that she is a white female and had purple hair at the beginning of April, per other homeless people. There is no other suspect information.

Under Oregon law, theft of a companion animal is a Class C Felony. The Portland Police Bureau encourages any animal owner to report suspected theft, if there is information or evidence to indicate the animal was stolen.

Anyone with information about this theft can submit it by email to CrimeTips@PortlandOregon.gov.

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Armed Felon Arrested with Stolen Handgun in the Montavilla Neighborhood (Photo) - 04/15/16
On Thursday April 15, 2016, at 10:58 p.m., Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers conducted a traffic stop on Northeast 82nd Avenue, just North of East Burnside Street. The driver of the 2005 Pontiac GTO was stopped due to the registration on the car being expired.

Officers contacted the driver, a 27-year-old male, and the passenger, 32-year-old Marlon Jermaine Jeffries. During the course of the traffic stop, the driver invited police to search him and the vehicle. Officers noted that Jeffries, the passenger, was exhibiting signs that he may have been concealing something in his waistband. Officers searching Jeffries for weapons located a loaded, stolen handgun in his waistband and he was taken into custody without incident.

A records check of Jeffries revealed that he is a convicted felon, prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Jeffries was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Loaded Firearm. Additional charges may be added after a Multnomah County Grand Jury hears the case.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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42-Year-Old Man Indicted on Multiple Charges of Child Exploitation (Photo) - 04/15/16
On April 14, 2016, 42-year-old Thomas Zachary Rouse was apprehended by the Portland Police Bureau and the US Marshals Service Oregon Fugitive Task Force after a warrant for his arrest was issued by a Multnomah County Grand Jury.

Rouse, a former tennis Instructor for the City of Portland Parks & Recreation, was originally arrested on October 2, 2015, for one count of Online Sexual Corruption of a Child in the Second Degree and five counts of Possession of Materials Depicting Sexually Explicit Conduct of a Child in the Second a Degree. Rouse was released from custody pending trial, and the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Crimes Unit continued an investigation into his illicit online activities.

In the six months following, 39 warrants and subpoenas were issued, to include a warrant to search servers in a foreign country for data relating to Rouse's activities. The investigation culminated earlier this week with a Multnomah County Grand Jury indicting Rouse on an additional 23 counts of crimes relating to child exploitation.

Detectives confirmed that these charges are not related to Rouse's former work as a tennis coach.

If anyone has information relating to Rouse, please contact Detective Cory Stenzel at 503-823-0453, cory.stenzel@portlandoregon.gov

The Portland Police Bureau asks parents to engage conversations with their children regarding online safety. For more information, please visit the website for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at www.netsmartz.org

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Suspect in Auto, Dog Theft Arrested for Multiple Charges - Suspect's Wife Arrested for Hindering Prosecution - 04/14/16
On Thursday April 14, 2016, at approximately 5:45 p.m., North Precinct officers and detectives arrested 34-year-old Francisco Vincent Gonzalez in connection with an auto theft investigation where the car owner's dog was left inside and ultimately died. Gonzalez was arrested outside a motel room at the Super Value Inn Motel, located at 5205 North Interstate Avenue.

Gonzalez will be 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), Aggravated Animal Abuse, and Possession of Methamphetamine. At the time of his arrest, Gonzalez was in the possession of a methamphetamine pipe.

Officers checking Gonzalez' hotel room located a medium sized dog inside that was turned over to Multnomah County Animal Control and later released to Gonzalez' daughter. The hotel room was rented by Gonzalez' wife, who was arrested later at a different North Portland address.

Gonzalez' wife, 33-year-old Linda Kathy Gutierrez, will be booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Hindering Prosecution.

Booking photos of both will be available after booking at http://www.mcso.us

This investigation started on April 7, 2016, when East Precinct officers responded to the 8400 Block of Southeast 82nd Avenue on a report of a stolen vehicle with the owner's dog inside. Responding officers were unable to officially take a stolen report on the vehicle, due to it not being registered to the victim or the victim having proof of ownership, but officers did broadcast an "attempt to locate" to other officers to find the Hyundai Elantra and the victim's dog "Kona" that was inside the car. Officers encouraged the victim to use social media to get the word out to the public until an official stolen report could be filed.

In the afternoon of Tuesday April 12, 2016, East Precinct officers responded to the report of a suspicious vehicle parked at Southeast 91st Avenue and Cooper Street. Officer arrived and learned that the vehicle was the victim's Hyundai Elantra and that Kona was still inside, deceased. The victim took custody of Kona and later buried him in Southern Oregon.

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Drugs and Vice Division Investigating Possible Drug Overdose Death of Portland State Football Player - 04/14/16
The Portland Police Bureau's Drugs and Vice Division (DVD) is investigating the death of 22-year-old Kyle Smith, a football player at Portland State University, after Smith was found deceased on Wednesday night of a possible drug overdose.

This investigation began on Wednesday April 13, 2016, at 9:45 p.m., when Central Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Southwest Park Avenue on the report that a 22-year-old male was unconscious and possibly deceased inside the home.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located 22-year-old Kyle Smith and determined that he was deceased. Investigating officers located evidence at the scene that indicated the death may have been related to a drug overdose. Based on this information, DVD officers responded to the scene to begin conducting a death investigation.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing. Toxicology results being conducted by the Medical Examiner's Office are expected to take several weeks.

Anyone with information about Smith's death should contact Officer Chris Verbout at 503-545-3481, christopher.verbout@portlandoregon.gov.

DVD is notified on every drug overdose death in the City of Portland. If there are investigative leads to follow (i.e. information on who supplied the narcotics), DVD officers focus efforts on identifying and arresting those responsible for putting the drugs in the hands of the deceased.

Overdose deaths continue to be a significant issue for the community. DVD works closely with other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to investigate and eliminate illegal drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) in the Portland area and provides training and education on drug trends and illegal drug activity to other divisions within the Police Bureau as well as the community.

Community members wishing to provide information about drug activity in their neighborhoods can file it online by visiting http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/30740

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Portland Police seek public's help in identifying potential suspect in motor vehicle theft which results in the death of a dog (Photo) - 04/13/16
On April 7, 2016, at 4:27 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 8400 Block of SE 82nd on a report of a stolen vehicle with the owner's dog inside. Officers responded and contacted the caller. The caller, Bill Robbins, a 46-year-old male, reported that subject had stolen his Hyundai Elantra and that his dog, "Kona," was inside. The caller did not have proof of ownership or the license plate number and the vehicle was not registered to him. The responding officer therefore could not take a stolen report on the vehicle, but instead broadcast an attempt to locate on the vehicle. He also advised the caller to have his friend, who he bought the car from, report the vehicle and use social media to try and locate his dog.

On April 12, 2016, at 4:44 p.m., East Precinct received a suspicious vehicle call near S.E. Cooper St. and S.E. 91st Ave. The caller had found the vehicle and unfortunately, his dog was deceased. The Forensic Evidence Division responded to process the vehicle and detectives have been assigned to this case.

The Portland Police Bureau is asking for help in solving this case. We are hoping someone has information on a male seen taking the vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact East Precinct at 503-823-4800.

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GREAT Graduation Today at West Powellhurst School (Photo) - 04/13/16
Today, Wednesday April 13, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau G.R.E.A.T. Program will be honoring students at West Powellhurst School, located at 2921 Southeast 116th Avenue.

Officer Amy Youngberg will be celebrating the graduation and honoring the students hard work and achievement in the G.R.E.A.T. Program.

G.R.E.A.T. stands for Gang Resistance Education And Training. The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. With prevention as its primary objective, the program is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership.

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

To learn more about the G.R.E.A.T. Program, contact Officer Mike Paresa at (503) 823-2186 or Mike.Paresa@PortlandOregon.gov.

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Transit Police seek the public's help in identifying persons of interest in the assault of a TriMet bus operator (Photo) - 04/12/16
The Transit Police are asking for the public's helping in identifying multiple persons of interest from an assault on a TriMet bus operator. The assault occurred on April 4, 2016.

The first assault occurred in the area of S.E. 122nd ave. and S.E. Powell blvd., at 5:50 a.m. Transit Police are attempting to identify at least three persons in this incident. The first is described as a male White or Hispanic teenager, approximately 5'11" tall with a heavy build. He had dark hair and a slight mustache. The second individual was described as a male African-American teenager with a light complexion wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt. The third individual is described as a male African-American teenage with a darker complexion. All three may be juveniles. Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Transit Police at 503-962-7566. This is case 16-104733.

TriMet is offering a $1,000 reward for information in this case which leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

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Officer injured responding to a disturbance call - 04/11/16
Today, April 11, 2016, at 11:04 a.m., North Precinct and Transit Division police officers responded to a call of an individual being disruptive on a bus. The officers arrived in the area of N.E. Sandy Blvd. and N.E. Fremont Street and contacted the subject.

Officers were able to convince the subject to exit the bus. Once outside they learned the person, identified as 29-year-old James C. Smith, had warrants and attempted to arrest the individual. A struggled ensued as the subject resist vigorously. The officers were able to take custody of the subject.

During the struggle an officer suffered a non-life-threatening injury. The officer, a 9-year veteran, is being treated at an area hospital.

The suspect has been booked into the Multnomah County Jail on warrant charges including charges related to assault.

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UPDATE - Officers respond to a stabbing in East Portland - 04/09/16
The victim in this assault, an adult male in his mid-20s, has been transported to an area hospital. The extent of his injuries remain unknown but are believed to be non-life-threatening. A possible suspect has been detained and the Domestic Violence Reduction Unit is responding to investigate.

Despite being under-reported domestic violence remains a remains a leading cause of violence in the City of Portland and its impact on children and families cannot be underestimated. If you or a loved one are a involved in an abusive or controlling relationship there are resources available to help. The Portland Police Bureau's Domestic Violence Reduction Unit can be reached at 503-823-0090 (call 911 in an emergency) and has resources on its website:
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/35679.

The Gateway Center for Domestic Violence Services, a partnership between the City of Portland, Multnomah County and domestic violence service providers offers a range of services for survivors of domestic violence at one location. Located just of the Max line at 10305 East Burnside Street, Portland, it is centrally located in Multnomah County and provides non-emergency services, including help obtaining restraining orders, to survivors of domestic violence. Its website is: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/gatewaycenter/ and phone number: 503-988-6400.


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Today, April 9, 2016, at 8:33 p.m., East Precinct officers received a call of a possible stabbing in the 3300 Block of S.E. 122nd Ave. Callers indicated that a male subject may have been stabbed. Officers responded to the area and found evidence of a possible assault. They located the victim and were able to get him medical assistance. The extent of the wounds are unknown at this time. Officers are in the initial stages of this investigation and are still in the process of conducting interviews and attempting to identify a possible suspect.

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North Precinct officers respond to second shooting this evening - 04/08/16
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Officers have secured the scene. Two victims, a male and female, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. It appears that the two victims where in the parking lot of a fast food store when multiple gun shots were fired in their direction. The incident is being investigated by the Gang Violence Response Team. This is their second shooting investigation this evening.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Today, April 8, 2016 at 11:21 p.m., North Precinct officers received a call of a shooting near the 3500 block of N.E. 82nd ave. Officers have arrived onscene at located at least two victims. Officers are securing the scene and assisting medical units.

This incident is still occurring and updates will follow as more information becomes available. N.E. 82nd is closed in the are of N.E. Fremont for the time being.

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UPDATE-North Precinct officers respond to reports of two vehicles shooting at each other - 04/08/16
Officers have closed down Martin Luther King Blvd. from Ainsworth St. to Rosa Parks to process this crime scene. The road will remain closed for approximately 1 hour. The Gang Violence Response Team is responding to assist with this investigation. Officers have recovered evidence of a shooting but have not located any victims at this point.

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Today, April 8,2016, at 8:09 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to reports of a shooting in the area of N.E. Martin Luther King Blvd. and N.E. Jessup St. As officers responded to the area additional reports came in indicating that two vehicles were shooting at each other.

Early reports indicate that possible vehicle descriptions include a black sedan, possibly 4-door, being shot at by a heavy set black male in a silver or white sedan. Officers have responded to the area and are looking for victims and suspects.

Initial reports suggest that multiple rounds were fired. Updates will follow as the investigation progresses.

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Central Precinct officers pursue stolen vehicle - 04/08/16
Today, April 8, 2016, at 6:57 p.m., Central Precinct officers observed a car driving recklessly in the area of S.E. 9th ave. and S.E. Mill st. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, however, the driver refused to pull over and fled. Officers pursued the vehicle. The vehicle entered Ladd's Addition and the driver fled the vehicle on foot. An passenger remained with the vehicle.

The driver, described as a male while about 5'4" tall with a medium build wearing a white tee-shirt, ran behind a house in the 1900 block of S.E. Larch. Officers established a perimeter and began an area check.

Officers could not locate the suspect and the passenger was determined to be involved and released. Officers learned the car was stolen and recovered the vehicle.

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Officers respond to robbery in Northeast Portland - 04/07/16
Today, April 7,2016, at 6:13 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a robbery call from a pharmacy located in the 4200 Block of N.E. Sandy Blvd. Officers have arrived and looking for the suspects.

While early in the investigation initial reports indicate that 2 black males, possibly in their late teens or twenties, entered the location. One displayed a handgun and the suspects robbed the location.

Traffic in the area may be impacted by this event.

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UPDATE - Officers respond to incident on bus - 04/07/16
Yesterday, after concluding the investigation into this incident Transit Police officers arrested 60-year-old Michael R. Legare. Legare was charged with Disorderly Conduct II and Interfering with Public Transportation.

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Today, April, 6, 2016, at 8:49 a.m., Transit and Central officers received a call about a male with a gun ordering people off a bus traveling on line 19. Officers responded to N.W. 2nd ave. and W. Burnside bvd. Officers arrived and the individual was off the bus. The officers were able to take custody of him. The weapon recovered resembled a firearm but was, in-fact, a bb-gun.

Officers are investigating the incident. Initial reports indicate that the individual, a male, may have been having a mental health crisis.

The situation was safely resolved. The driver did an excellent job of calming the subject. The Transit Police would like thank the operator for his assistance.

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UPDATE - Central Officers respond to possible shooting in Downtown Portland - 04/06/16
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The victim in this incident suffer a single non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Assault detectives are following up on the incident at this time. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Portland Police Detective Division at 503-823-0400.

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Today, April 6, 2016, at 4:41:a.m., Central Officers received a call that a subject had been shot in the 400 block of W. Burnside. Officers have responded and assist medical units in treating the victim. It is unknown how serious the injuries are at this time. The victim has been transported to an area hospital.

It is very early in the investigation. Updates will follow as more information becomes available.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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UPDATE - Shooting investigation underway in East Precinct - 04/05/16
###UPDATE###

Investigators have made several arrests related to this incident. Anthony Gray, a 19-year-old male, was detained at the scene and ultimately arrested. He has been lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges including: Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm and Discharging a Firearm in the City Limits.
Adriantae Stafford, a 21-year-old male was taken to the Multnomah County Jail on parole/probation violations. Two individuals were taken to the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Facility one on a parole/probation violation and one with a warrant.

Two individuals, Keita Momadee, a 19year-old male, and Shailene Graham, a 19-year-old female, were taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators believe this incident involved and exchange of gunfire between two groups. The incident is still under investigation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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The investigation into this incident continues. Officers have detained three individuals and are no longer searching the area.

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Officers have taken custody of at least one suspect in the area of S.E. 103rd and S.E. Ankeny. They have located two victims with gunshot wounds. The victims have been transported to an area hospital. Their injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening. There may be outstanding suspects and officers are continuing to search the area.

The Gang Enforcement Team is responding. Updates will follow as this investigation progresses.

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Today, April 4, 2016, at 5:21 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a shots fired call in the area of N.E. 108th Avenue and N.E. Weidler St. Officers have arrived and are in the process of securing the scene. An perimeter has been established and traffic will likely be impacted. Officers are still in process of containing the crime scene. Up dates will follow as they become available.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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UPDATE - Fatal crash in Central Precinct - 04/05/16
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The rider of this motorcycle has been identified as 48-year-old, Sean D Leichner.


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Today, April 5, 2016, at 5:04 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a call to check a "riderless motorcycle" on the ramp to northbound I-5 from the Morrison Bridge. Officers arrived and were able to locate the driver of the motorcycle, however, he had been fatally injured in the crash. The Major Crash Team is responding to investigate and the ramp from the Morrison Bridge to northbound I-5 is closed. Traffic in the area will be impacted.

While the investigation has just begun, there is currently no information to indicate that this crash involved more than a single vehicle.

There has been an increase in the number of fatal crashes and, in particular, crashes involving vulnerable road users. We would like to remind everyone to please drive safely and be aware of their surroundings.

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

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


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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Until Thursday April 14 - 04/04/16
Sgt. Greg Stewart is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) through Thursday April 14, 2016, at 9:00 a.m.

Sgt. Stewart will be available by email or media-only pager to answer questions or respond to incidents with a clear need for immediate public notification due to community safety concerns.

Procedures for media to obtain information may be found here: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/571559

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Enjoy the Spring Weather Responsibly - #DontDriveDrunk - 04/04/16
During the month of March 2016, the Portland Police arrested 34 impaired drivers utilizing additional funds supplied with a grant from Oregon Impact. During the St. Patrick's Day celebration weekend the Police Bureau partnered with the Oregon State Police to keep drivers safe.

Additional DUII enforcement units will be added during the month of April 2016 to ensure community safety, and to prevent needless tragedies.

Portland Police would like to remind the public that drug impaired driving is certainly just as dangerous as alcohol impaired driving.

Please continue to find your designated drivers, call a taxi or ride share service, and drink responsibly. Remember buzzed driving is drunk driving.

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

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

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

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Two Arrested on Saturday Night after Traffic Pursuit into Washington - 04/04/16
On Saturday April 2, 2016, at 6:01 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to CJ's Deli, located at 12055 North Center Avenue, to take a report on a hit and run to property.

While in the parking lot, officers noticed a female seated in a vehicle that appeared to be nodding off. When officers went to contact the driver, she put the car into gear and sped away, nearly running over officers in the process.

The officers were not injured and returned to their patrol car and pursued the driver into the State of Washington across the Interstate Bridge. The driver exited the freeway and, due to the driver's reckless behavior, officers discontinued pursuing her.

Washington law enforcement located the vehicle and was able to get it stopped and take the driver and passenger into custody.

The driver, 29-year-old Stacey Wielenbeck, was booked into the Clark County Jail after being transported to a Vancouver hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

The passenger, 31-year-old Jonathan Nelson, was booked into the Clark County Jail on an outstanding warrant and a restraining order violation (involving Wielenbeck).

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Domestic Violence Suspect Booked for Attempted Murder, Numerous Other Charges (Photo) - 04/04/16
On Sunday April 3, 2016, at 1:52 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast 148th Avenue and Stark Street on the report of a female screaming and gunfire in the area.

Officers arrived in the neighborhood and located a 26-year-old female victim who reported to police that her ex-boyfriend hit her in the head with a handgun while she was seated in her car and he was standing at the driver's side window. The victim and a female friend in the car got out to run away and the suspect fired a shot at the victim, missing her. The victim did not require any medical attention at the scene.

As officers were talking to the victim, the suspect drove by and officers were able to box the suspect in with police cars in the intersection and take him into custody. A loaded handgun was located under the driver's seat of the vehicle.

Detectives assigned to the Bureau's Domestic Violence Reduction Unit (DVRU) responded to continue the investigation.

The suspect, 31-year-old Damarcus Deshawn Foster, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempted Murder (four counts), Assault in the Second Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Coercion, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, and Discharging a Firearm in the City.

Domestic violence is among the most frequent and serious forms of violent crime investigated by police. If you or a loved one are experiencing domestic violence or are concerned that domestic violence may be an issue, help is available.

The Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL) provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources. The PWCL 24 hour crisis line can be reached at 503-235-5333, or 1-888-235-5333.

Additional, web-based resources are available from Multnomah County's Domestic Violence Coordinator's office: http://web.multco.us/dv

The Portland Police Bureau's Domestic Violence Reduction Unit (DVRU) provides officers and detectives with specialized training in the dynamics of domestic violence. This unit also operates jointly with Multnomah County's Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team (DVERT) on "high-lethality" cases of domestic violence (those cases with warning signs associated with the most severe and life-threatening cases of domestic violence).

Information on DVRU is available at: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/35679

Finally, the City of Portland, Multnomah County and numerous other partners have joined together to create The Gateway Center. The Gateway Center attempts to limit the impact of intimate partner violence through by providing multi-cultural and survivor-centered advocacy and services. Given the complexity of domestic violence, this center provides a single-point of access to services and resources for survivors of intimate partner violence.

Information on The Gateway Center can be found at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/gatewaycenter/52837

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Shooting Investigation Underway in the Lloyd District - No Known Injuries (Photo) - 04/03/16
On Sunday April 3, 2016, at 3:26 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast Holladay Street and Grand Avenue on the report of gunfire in the area.

Several officers arrived in the neighborhood and located evidence of gunfire, including damage to a parked car, at Northeast 2nd Avenue and Holladay Street.

Numerous witnesses were in the area and told police that it appeared that two groups of African American males were involved in a disturbance and someone from each group began shooting at each other. After the gunfire, everyone ran away to different vehicles. One of the vehicles seen leaving the area was described to police as a white SUV.

No gunshot victims were located in the neighborhood and none have arrived at any Portland hospitals.

After preliminary investigation, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to assist and took over the crime scene.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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28-Year-Old Man Arrested for Firearm Possession on Friday Night (Photo) - 04/03/16
On April 1, 2016, at 9:04 p.m., Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team officers stopped a vehicle at Southeast 122nd Avenue and Morrison Street for traffic violations.

During the course of the traffic stop, officers obtained consent to search the car for weapons. Officers located a loaded handgun in the glovebox and, through the investigation, learned that the gun belonged to the passenger, 28-year-old Marshawn Seamster.

Seamster was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Possession of a Loaded Firearm and Carrying a Concealed Weapon.

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Convicted Felon Arrested for DUII, Possession of a Firearm and Other Charges after Traffic Stop Early Saturday (Photo) - 04/03/16
On April 2, 2016, at 1:08 a.m., a Traffic Division officer stopped a vehicle at Northeast Broadway and North Williams Avenue after catching the driver on radar going 82 MPH in a 50 MPH zone on I-5.

The officer contacted the driver, 23-year-old Alonte Deshavion Richey, and determined that he was under the influence of alcohol. After further investigation, Richey was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants -- Alcohol.

During a search of the vehicle, officers located a loaded handgun inside the vehicle.

Richey was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Reckless Driving, and DUII.

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

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

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

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Gang Enforcement Investigating Saturday Night Shooting at Overlook Park -- No Known Injuries (Photo) - 04/03/16
On Saturday April 2, 2016, at 8:24 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to Overlook Park, located at 3600 North Interstate Avenue, on the report of gunfire in the park.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire. Witnesses told police that they heard several gunshots then saw three vehicles speeding out of the area on North Interstate Avenue.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Driver Arrested After Throwing a Loaded Gun from Vehicle in the King Neighborhood (Photo) - 04/03/16
On Saturday April 2, 2016, at 6:28 p.m., Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team officers stopped a vehicle in the area of Northeast 9th Avenue and Roselawn after seeing the driver drift into an oncoming lane of traffic and another driver honk.

As officers were behind the car, the driver made a quick turn and drove quickly through the neighborhood.

When the drivers stopped, officers noted that the windows were down on the car. Officers backtracked the route the driver took and located a handgun near a bush behind the Boys and Girls Club.

After additional investigation, the driver was arrested for gun charges.

The driver, 22-year-old Devin Douglas Vaughn, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Loaded Firearm.

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Nearly Four Dozen Shots Fired in Piedmont Neighborhood Shooting - No Known Injuries (Photo) - 04/03/16
On Sunday April 3, 2016, at 12:59 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of North Albina Avenue and Ainsworth Street after multiple calls to 9-1-1 reporting gunfire. Officers in the area also heard the gun shots.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire in the street and damage to three residences. No injuries were reported by any of the residents.

Evidence found at the scene indicates that nearly four dozen gunshots were fired at the homes.

One of the homes has been shot at in the past and an associated person was a shooting victim several months ago.

Witnesses described hearing vehicle speeding out of the area after the gunfire.

After preliminary investigation, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to assist and took over the crime scene.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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27-Year-Old Woman Arrested After Displaying Toy Replica Handgun near the Crystal Ballroom (Photo) - 04/03/16
On Saturday April 2, 2016, at 10:20 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Southwest 13th Avenue and Burnside Street on the report that a white male in his 20s was seen outside the Crystal Ballroom loading a handgun. As officers were responding to the area, a second witness reported seeing a female on the sidewalk holding a handgun.

Several officers arrived in the area and were able to locate the suspect and could see that she was concealing a handgun under her arm. The suspect saw the police officers and began to walk westbound on the sidewalk, across I-405. Officers gave her verbal commands to stop, which she ignored, and continued walking across the freeway overpass.

Once she reached the westside of the overpass, she tossed a handgun over the wall and onto the shoulder of the freeway below. She continued to ignore commands and would not show her hands to officers. An officer deployed a Taser and she was taken into custody.

Officers located and seized the handgun from the freeway, learning that it was a toy replica handgun.

27-year-old Juliette Danielle Muise was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Interfering with a Peace Officer. Muise also had an outstanding warrant for Assaulting a Public Safety Officer.

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UPDATE #2: Major Crash Team responding to Crash near Johnson Creek Boulevard and 37th Avenue (Photo) - 04/03/16
The driver that was found dead after yesterday morning's crash has been identified as 54-year-old Gyula Hatos of Southeast Portland.

At this point, the cause of death is undetermined as it does not appear that he suffered any traumatic injuries as a result of the crash.

Traffic Division investigators are awaiting further medical information as part of this investigation.

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The driver in this incident has passed away and the investigation is continuing. It does not appear that speed was a factor in this crash. It is unknown if impairment played a role in the crash. The identity of the driver will not be released until notification of next of kin has been made.

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

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

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This morning, April 2, 2016, at 5:14 a.m., Central Precinct officers received a call that a smaller compact car crashed head-on into a telephone pole near Johnson Creek Boulevard and Southeast 37th Avenue. Officers arrived at the crash and found the driver in medical distress. Officers assisted medical personnel and the subject, who appears to be an adult male, is now being transported to an area hospital in critical condition. The Major Crash Team has been called out.

There are no witness and crash investigators are still attempting to determine what occurred. At this point it appears that a single vehicle crossed the roadway and collided with a telephone pole but it is early in the investigation. Traffic will be impacted for several hours and Johnson Creek Blvd. is currently closed.

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Former Olympic, World Cup and Professional Soccer Player Arrested for DUII (Photo) - 04/03/16
On Saturday April 2, 2016, at 11:05 p.m., a Central Precinct sergeant stopped a 2014 Range Rover at Southwest 14th Avenue and Yamhill Street after observing the driver fail to stop for a red light at Southwest 13th Avenue and Taylor Street.

The sergeant contacted the driver, 35-year-old Mary Abigail "Abby" Wambach, and observed signs that she was under the influence of alcohol.

A Traffic Division officer responded to the scene to assist with the investigation. Wambach failed field sobriety tests and, based on the test failure and other indicators of impairment, arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) - Alcohol.

Wambach was handcuffed and transported by police to Central Precinct in Downtown Portland for a breath test, which she failed.

Wambach was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of DUII. According to jail records, she was released on her own recognizance after processing. Wambach was polite and cooperative throughout the investigation.

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

This information is being released to the public after numerous media inquiries.

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

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

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

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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Until Saturday Afternoon - 04/01/16
Sgt. Greg Stewart is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) until the afternoon hours of Saturday April 2, 2016.

Sgt. Stewart will be available by email or media-only pager only to answer questions or respond to incidents with a clear need for immediate public notification due to community safety concerns.

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Grant-Funded SAFE Kit Testing to Begin at Utah Lab - 04/01/16
Law enforcement agencies from Multnomah, Marion and Lane Counties will begin the process of shipping nearly 2,800 previously untested sexual assault kits to a private laboratory in Salt Lake City, Utah for DNA testing beginning Friday April 1, 2016.

The Portland Police Bureau and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, having received $3,185,243 in combined funding from separate grant awards, will work as partners in this project, along with the assistance and support from the Oregon State Police, Marion County and Lane County District Attorneys' Offices.

The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office received a $1,995,453 grant from the Office of the District Attorney of New York County (Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.) for the testing of the kits across these three counties. The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office was one of 32 jurisdictions awarded this funding. In total, District Attorney Vance's office awarded approximately $38 Million dollars toward the testing of these previously untested sexual assault kits (also referred to as "SAFE kits" or "rape kits"). Nationwide, it is expected that this funding from District Attorney Vance's office will help test an estimated 56,475 previously untested sexual assault kits.

The Portland Police Bureau received $1,189,790 from the Bureau of Justice Assistance[1] for the investigation, victim support and prosecution of any Portland Police Bureau cases arising from the testing.

The shipments of these previously untested sexual assault kits from law enforcement agencies across these three counties will mark the beginning of a period of forensic testing.

Multiple shipments are expected to occur over the next few months, with testing expected to take several months. Processing these kits will start with DNA testing at the private laboratory, followed by the dissemination and processing of results, victim notification and further investigation where warranted, and ultimately, prosecution when appropriate.

Additionally, the Oregon Department of Justice Crime Victims' Compensation Program has committed to providing awards for counseling services to those crime victims involved in the delayed testing of their sexual assault kit.

For survivors with inquiries about their untested sexual assault kits at the Portland Police Bureau, information can be accessed by calling 503-823-0125 or emailing roseproject@portlandoregon.gov.

The Portland Police Bureau has additional information about its Sex Crimes Unit at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/69979 Click on the "The Rose Project" for more information about its untested sexual assault kit project as well as resources for survivors.

For survivors with inquiries about their untested sexual assault kits from Multnomah, Marion and Lane Counties, those inquiries can be made by emailing safekitinfo@mcda.us or calling 503-988-3017.

Due to the very personal and confidential nature of these crimes, information about a previously untested sexual assault kit can only be released to the survivor.

[1] This project was supported by Grant No. 2015-AK.-BX-K020 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Police Bureau Seeks Public Input on Directives (Photo) - 04/01/16
The Portland Police Bureau directs member action through the establishment of policy, procedure, and rule, as found within Directives. The Bureau is in the process of reviewing all of its Directives. At the beginning of the month the Bureau will post Directives for public review and ask for comments.
Currently, the Bureau is asking for the community's feedback regarding the following
Directives:

* 310.40, Courtesy
* 720.00, Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) Use

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 and access the Directives Project review schedule.

These Directives will remain posted and comments collected from Friday, April 1, 2016, through Saturday, April 30, 2016.

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Extra Traffic Patrols Citywide Due to Increased Traffic Fatalities (Photo) - 04/01/16
In the past few weeks, the Portland Police Bureau has responded to and investigated several fatal traffic crashes in the City of Portland. So far in 2016, the Traffic Division has investigated 12 fatal crashes, compared to 7 last year at the same time.

Investigations by the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team average 14 cases in the first three months of the year -- this year they have responded to 23 fatal or serious injury crashes. Of particular concern is that many of these crashes have involved vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, bicycle riders and motorcycle riders.

In response to this devastating series of events, Chief Lawrence P. O'Dea III has directed all uniform components of the Bureau to conduct additional traffic enforcement citywide.

Beginning today, March 31, 2016, directed traffic patrols at each precinct, in addition to the Traffic Division, will be conducting extra patrols specifically focused on traffic safety. Additionally, Chief O'Dea is encouraging all officers to conduct more stops of road users for traffic violations and to have a conversation about traffic safety. As always, officers have the discretion of when or when not to issue a citation.

"Our goal is to increase community safety and change behavior when it comes to road users," said Chief Lawrence P. O'Dea III. "To truly reach the goals outlined in Vision Zero, we need more enforcement and education to end traffic fatalities."

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

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

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