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Shooting Investigation Underway at Lloyd Center Mall - One Person Injured - 08/28/16

On Sunday August 28, 2016, at 12:36 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at the Lloyd Center Mall.

Officers arrived in the area and learned that a gunshot victim was dropped off at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Preliminary information indicates that the shooting may have occurred on the 2nd level of the parking garage and the suspects were African American males in a larger white American car.

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

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Gang Enforcement Team Investigating Saturday Afternoon Shooting at Essex Park - One Person Injured (Photo) - 08/28/16

On Saturday August 27, 2016, at 6:43 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to multiple reports of gunfire at Essex Park, located at 7811 Southeast Center Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to numerous witnesses who reported that several people on foot in the park and in vehicles were firing guns and everyone scattered out of the area. Officers learned that there were several different family events in the park, unrelated to the shooting.

No gunshot victims were located in the park; however, a gunshot victim arrived at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center at 9:00 p.m. suffering from a non-life-threatening injury.

Based on information learned at the scene, 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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Tomorrow Starts #BackToSchool - Extra Patrols to be Conducted for First Two Weeks of the Year (Photo) - 08/28/16

The Portland Police Bureau and the Portland Bureau of Transportation are partnering to keep Portland's students safe as they return to school this week.

Portland Public School students are scheduled to go back to school on Monday August 29, 2016. Other local school districts, as well as private and charter schools, will begin classes during the next two weeks.

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

The Bureau would like to remind the community that "20 is Plenty" in school zones - https://youtu.be/DvzmTSE42jg

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

The Portland Police Bureau Youth Services Division, Traffic Division, Central Precinct, North Precinct and East Precinct will be providing a highly visible police presence in and around local schools.

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

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

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

Drivers should be aware of two schools that have relocated to previously closed schools: Franklin High students are temporarily being relocated to Marshall High (3905 Southeast 91st Avenue). Marshall has been closed for several years and drivers may not be recognize this school zone. Portland Police will be providing extra patrols in this area.

In addition, expect increased traffic on North Flint Avenue due to Faubion School's temporary relocation to Harriet Tubman. During school drop off and pick up hours, people who regularly bicycle on North Flint Avenue should consider using North Vancouver Avenue or North Williams Avenue. Please use extra caution in this area.

The Portland Police Bureau has partnered with the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to increase awareness as school begins.

The bureaus offer these safety tips:

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

Remind your child to:

* Never walk while texting or talking on the phone.
* If texting, move out of the way of others and stop on the sidewalk.
* Never cross the street while using an electronic device.
* Do not walk with headphones on.
* Be aware of the surroundings.

Finally, watch for school buses. Remember, if yellow or red lights are flashing and the stop arm is extended, traffic must stop.

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

The Portland Police Bureau and the Portland Bureau of Transportation are 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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Stabbing Investigation Underway in Northwest Portland's Couch Park - One Person Critically Injured - 08/26/16

On Friday August 26, 2016, at 5:59 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing in Couch Park, located at 1961 Northwest Glisan Street.

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

Witnesses provided information to officers that led to the suspect being taken into custody in the neighborhood.

Community use at Couch Park will be affected for several hours as the investigation continues.

Due to the nature of the victim's injuries, Homicide detectives have responded to conduct the investigation.

There is no community risk as a result of this incident.

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

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Shooting Investigation Underway at Glenhaven Park - Teenager Injured - 08/26/16

On Friday August 26, 2016, at 4:11 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at Glenhaven Park, located at 7900 Northeast Siskiyou Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the 13-year-old male victim suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. The victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.

Officers spoke with several witnesses who were in the park and none reported hearing gunshots. At this point in the investigation, it is not clear where the shooting occurred or how the teenager was injured.

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

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Shoplifter Arrested for Stealing Wine, Assaulting Officer (Photo) - 08/26/16

On Friday August 26,2016, at 7:10 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Plaid Pantry store, located at 4504 Southeast 122nd Avenue, on the report that a suspect stole two bottles of wine then stood in front of the store consuming the illegally acquired fermented grapes.

Officers arrived in the area and made contact with the suspect, 22-year-old Drew Christopher Stokes. As officers were taking him into custody, Stokes punched an officer and ran away.

Several officers responded to the area and, with the help of alert community members, located Stokes nearby and took him into custody.

The officer did not suffer any serious injuries as a result of the assault.

Stokes was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Escape in the Second Degree, Resist Arrest, and Theft in the Third Degree. He will be arraigned on Monday.

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Officer Assaulted by 15-Year-Old Car Prowler -- Suspect Tased, Arrested for Multiple Crimes - 08/26/16

On Thursday August 25, 2016, at 10:49 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a car prowler in the 1300 block of Southeast 135th Avenue. As officers were responding to the scene they received information that the suspect had been confronted by a homeowner who was armed with a shotgun. The suspect advanced on the homeowner then ran away but was confronted by other neighbors who ordered the suspect onto the ground.

The first officer arrived and was awaiting cover when the suspect charged at the officer, intentionally shoved the open police car door into the officer's face, which caused facial injuries. The suspect proceeded to walk away as the injured officer followed the suspect at a safe distance, requesting immediate cover.

The suspect turned around and advanced towards the officer again which resulted in the officer deploying a Taser multiple times to keep the suspect from attacking. Several cover officers arrived and were able to take the suspect into custody.

Medical personnel responded to treat both the officer and the 15-year-old male suspect, who exhibited signs of being under the influence of intoxicants. The injured officer was transported to a Portland hospital by another officer where the officer was treated and released.

The suspect was lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home on charges of Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Resist Arrest, Menacing, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, and Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle.

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Six Citations, Two Warnings and Two Guns Seized During #LastThursday Traffic Safety Mission - 08/26/16

The Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division conducted a Vision Zero traffic safety mission on Thursday evening in conjunction with the Alberta Street "Last Thursday" event.

From 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., officers conducted high-visibility enforcement and education stops.

In total, six traffic citations were issued for different traffic charges. Two written warnings were also issued by officers conducting the mission. Additionally, three people were arrested and two firearms seized in two different traffic stops.

The Traffic Division was assisted by officers assigned to the Gang Enforcement Team, North Precinct and the Canine Unit.

This mission was conducted in an effort to address the high number of traffic crashes this year resulting in serious physical injuries or death. So far this year, 30 people have died in traffic-related crashes.

The Traffic Division and Precinct operations will be conducting future enforcement missions as staffing allows.

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

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

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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 47-Year-Old Woman (Photo) - 08/26/16

Zillman was safely located on Thursday evening and returned home.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate 47-year-old Stephanie Zillman, missing since 4:15 a.m.

Zillman is described as a white female, 5'4" tall and 188 pounds. Zillman was last seen wearing jean shorts and black combat boots.

Zillman left her residential care facility in the 900 block of Northeast 118th Avenue after an argument with staff members. Zillman is not her own guardian and has medical conditions that require daily monitoring.

Anyone seeing Zillman is asked to call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information about Zillman is asked to contact Detective Lori Fonken at 503-823-1081, lori.fonken@portlandoregon.gov.

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Drunk Driver Arrested for Hit and Run, Felony Assault After Striking Pedestrian in Bike Lane (Photo) - 08/25/16

On Wednesday August 25, 2016, at 8:46 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to North Interstate Avenue near Schmeer Road, on the report that a pedestrian was struck by a driver. The caller, later determined to be the suspect, was calling from the Delta Park Arco station.

Officers conducing an area check for the victim located 23-year-old Ashley Wirth suffering from serious injuries. Wirth was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment. She is expected to survive her injuries.

Officers speaking with the driver, 37-year-old Robert William Leary, developed probable cause to arrest him for numerous charges relating to the crash. Based on the investigation, Traffic officers believe that the suspect was driving northbound on Interstate Avenue when he struck Wirth, who was walking in the bike lane against traffic.

Leary was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Third Degree, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run), Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Reckless Driving, and Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII).

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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Detectives Seek Public's Help in Shooting Investigation -- Video Released - 08/25/16

On Thursday August 18, 2016, at 3:52 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to report of gunfire at Northeast 9th Avenue and Alberta Street and vehicles being driven out of the area.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire, including damage to at least one vehicle. No gunshot victims were at the scene or were treated at any area hospitals.

Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the scene to conduct an investigation.

Surveillance video is being released to aid in the investigation. Detectives would like to speak with the occupants of several vehicles as potential victims and/or witnesses. The vehicles that turn onto 9th Avenue are of particular interest.

The video can be viewed at https://youtu.be/7ewhTdr3nhg

Anyone who was in one of those vehicles, anyone who witnessed the shooting, or anyone with information about the shooting that has not spoken to police is asked to contact Detective Jeff Pontius at 503-823-2081 or Jeffery.pontius@portlandoregon.gov

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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Two Arrested, Guns and Drugs Seized in Overdose Death Investigation (Photo) - 08/25/16

Portland Police Bureau Drugs and Vice Division (DVD) officers have arrested two men in connection with the overdose death of another man and seized drugs, guns and cash.

This investigation started on August 16, 2016, the DVD officers received a report of an overdose victim being treated at Portland Adventist Medical Center. The victim, 24-year-old Gino Miller, died a few days later as a result of the overdose.

DVD officers learned that the victim had taken a pill believed to be OxyContin, but the pill turned out to be a counterfeit OxyContin pill manufactured clandestinely. DVD officers believe the pill may have been laced with Fentanyl and are awaiting lab results.

Over the next several days, DVD officers identified multiple layers of the distribution network of these counterfeit pills. Based on the investigation, DVD officers believe that the pills were coming from China.

On August 19, DVD officers arrested two men, served search warrants and seized several items of evidence.

44-year-old Antonio Irving Benjamin was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Manufacturing and Delivery of a Counterfeit Controlled Substance in the Second Degree, Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree, Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Possession of Oxycodone, and Delivery of Oxycodone.

42-year-old Alfred Darrell Warren was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Delivery of Oxycodone and Possession of Oxycodone.

DVD officers seized approximately 2,000 pills believed to be a mixture of counterfeit OxyContin, three handguns (two were reported stolen), one shotgun, approximately $10,000 in cash, and numerous other items linked to drug trafficking.

This investigation is continuing and officers anticipate making additional arrests. Anyone with information on this investigation or similar are encouraged to call the Drugs and Vice Division at 503-823-0246.

Once the investigation is complete, the case will be presented to the United States Attorney's Office for possible federal prosecution.

This was the 30th drug overdose death investigated by the Portland Police Bureau so far this year. To put this number in context, there have been 30 traffic-related fatalities and 12 homicides in the City of Portland this year.

DVD investigates all drug overdose deaths in the City of Portland. To learn more about DVD investigations, prevention and education, please visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/30560

There are several recent national news stories regarding the rise of opioid overdose deaths.

USA Today: Amped-up heroin blamed in 75+ overdoses in 2 states
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/08/25/supercharged-heroin-ohio-indiana/89306564/

CNN: Heroin laced with elephant tranquilizer hits the streets
http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/24/health/elephant-tranquilizer-carfentanil-heroin/

For those struggling with drug addiction, there is help available. For information and resources, please visit https://multco.us/dcj-adult/treatment-services

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Suspect Arrested for Throwing Explosive Under Occupied Motorhome in Southeast Portland - No Injuries (Photo) - 08/24/16

On Wednesday August 24, 2016, at 5:01 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Southeast 160th Avenue and Division Street on the report that someone threw an explosive underneath an occupied motorhome parked on the side of the street.

Officers arrived and assesed the device, which was an unexploded improvised device. Officers requested the Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit (MEDU) respond to the location to safely collect the device.

The suspect did not remain in the area.

This evening, at 5:59 p.m., an East Precinct officer was in the area of Southeast 160th Avenue and Division Street on an unrelated matter when the victim from the morning told the officer that the suspect was in the area. Officers contacted the suspect and after a brief investigation, took him into custody.

The suspect, 46-year-old Jeremy Patrick Kidwell, was transported to the Detective Division where Arson Investigators continued the investigation into the incident. Ultimately, the suspect was booked into jail on charges of Manufacturing a Destructive Device, Possession of a Destructive Device and Arson in the First Degree.

Anyone with information about this incident or this suspect is asked to contact Detective Joe Luiz at 503-823-3408 or joseph.luiz@portlandoregon.gov.

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Sex Crimes Detectives Arrest 39-Year-Old for Abusing a Child, Possessing Child Porn (Photo) - 08/24/16

On August 24, 2016, Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit detectives arrested a 39-year-old man after an investigation into reported child sexual abuse and possession of child pornography.

Ronald Nelson Chandler was arrested on charges of Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the First Degree, Sex Abuse in the First Degree and six counts of Encouraging Child Sex Abuse in the First Degree.

Chandler will be arraigned on Thursday.

The investigation started on August 10, when East Precinct officers responded to a Southeast Portland home on the report of child sex abuse and the possession of child pornography. The victim (now an adult) reported to police that the incidents occurred over a 10 year period.

On August 18, detectives served a search warrant at Chandler's home in the 14900 block of Southeast Division Street and seized several items of evidence. Chandler's juvenile children were placed into protective custody.

Detectives are concerned that Chandler may have victimized other children and are asking for information from the public. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jeff Myers at 503-823-0595 or jeff.myers@portlandoregon.gov.

If you have information regarding possible child sexual exploitation, report it to the CyberTipline at 1-800-843-5678 or http://www.missingkids.org/cybertipline

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Two People Arrested in 2015 Kyle Polk Homicide Investigation (Photo) - 08/23/16

Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives have made two arrests in connection with the December 2015 homicide of 21-year-old Kyle Polk.

On Tuesday August 23, 2016, 20-year-old Javier Fernando Hernandez of Vancouver, Washington, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Murder, Attempted Aggravated Murder, Attempted Murder, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon (two counts). Hernandez will be arraigned on Wednesday. He was arrested by the US Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force in Troutdale, Oregon.

On Friday August 19, 46-year-old Cynthia Anne Scholer of Vancouver, Washington, was arrested and booked into the Clark County Jail on charges of Hindering Prosecution (six counts) and Tampering with Physical Evidence. Scholer was released on bail and will be arraigned in Multnomah County Court on Thursday.

This investigation started on December 16, 2015, at 2:33 p.m., when East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at Southeast 112th Avenue and Division Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located Kyle Polk suffering from traumatic injuries. Lifesaving efforts were not successful and Polk died at the scene.

Homicide detectives followed leads in the case that led to a Multnomah County Grand Jury to indict Hernandez and Scholer in connection with Polk's murder.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-0696, brad.clifton@portlandoregon.gov; or Detective Todd Gradwahl at 503-823-0991, todd.gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov.

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North Precinct officers respond to shooting - no injuries - 08/21/16

Today, August 21, 2016, at 1:39 a.m., North Precinct officers received a call regarding a shooting near N.E. 18th ave and N.E. Alberta st. As officers responded additional information was received indicating that an involved vehicle had crashed at N.E. 21st ave and N.E. Alberta St.

Witnesses reported that four male black teens fled the crash. One was allegedly armed with a gun. This individual was described as being tall, possibly 6'3".

Officers arrived in the area and located a large crime scene but did not find the suspects. At least two uninvolved and unoccupied vehicles and one business (Alberta Veterinary Care)had been struck by gunfire. Investigators believe this incident is gang related.

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 - Officers respond to a subject on the ledge of the I-205 bridge - 08/20/16

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Officers were able to convince this individual to come off the bridge and get her help. I-205 northbound is open.

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Today, August 20, 2016 at 7:18 p.m., Portland Police officers along with members of the Washington State Patrol and Clark County Sheriff's deputies responded to the northbound lanes of the I-205 bridge on a report of a female sitting on the ledge of the bridge. Officers arrived and learned the she was also armed with a knife.

Enhanced Crisis Intervention officers have responded and officers have attempted to speak with the female but have not been successful at this point. The northbound lanes of I-205 have been closed while officer continue to attempt to negotiate with the individual.

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UPDATE #2- Officers arrest subject in robbery on I-5 impacting traffic - 08/20/16

Detectives have booked 29 year-old Casey J Graham into the Multnomah County Jail on three counts each of Robbery III, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver and Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle. Additionally, Graham was charged with one count each of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Assault IV and Attempt to Elude on Foot.

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Detectives from the Portland Police Bureau's Robbery Detail have responded to this incident. Based upon the initial investigation it appears that the suspect in this incident initially entered an occupied vehicle near S.W. Garden Home and Oleson Rd. Detectives believe the suspect did not realize the vehicle was occupied and fled upon being confronted by the occupant. The suspect then approached a woman near the 7300 blk of Garden Home and demanded keys to nearby vehicle. The suspect was again confronted, this time by an employee from a nearby restaurant and fled yet again.

The suspect managed to locate an unoccupied, running vehicle in a nearby apartment complex and stole the vehicle. The suspect made his way to I-5 northbound, committing several hit and runs, before finally crashing and disabling the vehicle on the Morrison Bridge on ramp to I-84. After disabling the vehicle the suspect attempted to carjack a motorist who had stopped.

Officers from East Precinct happened upon the scene and confronted the suspect who fled. However, the officers were able to take the suspect into custody.

Detectives are continuing the investigation and updates will follow when more information becomes available. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division at 503-823-0400.

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Today, August 20, 2016 at 11:28 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a disturbance in S.W. Portland near SW Garden Home Rd and S.W. Oleson. Officers were told that a subject, possibly armed with a knife, was demanding car keys from people in the area. Officers responded and received additional calls about the subject.

As officers from Central were looking for the subject in S.W. Portland, an East Precinct officer came across an crash on the Morrison Bridge on ramp to I-84.

Officers responded and now believe this subject is related to the incident in S.W. Portland. They have taken him into custody and do not believe there is currently any risk to the public. However, traffic on I-5 has been severely disrupted. Updates will follow as more information becomes available.

Portland Police run pedestrian safety traffic missions - 08/20/16

Yesterday evening officers from the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division conducted a pedestrian safety mission on NW 23rd av. from W. Burnside to NW Vaughn st. Officers issued 19 citations and 4 warnings.

The Traffic Division, in cooperation with Central, East and North Precinct, will be conducting additional missions tonight and in the coming days. The goal of these missions is to protect vulnerable road users in high traffic pedestrian areas.

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

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

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UPDATE - Police respond to fatal crash involving a pedestrian - 08/20/16

###UPDATE###

Major Crash Team investigators have arrested Abdulrahman Noorah,a 20-year-old male, in connection with this crash. Investigators have determined that Noorah was traveling westbound on S.E. Hawthorne at approximately 55 to 60 mile per hour from S.E. 46th. The vehicle, a gold Lexus, approached S.E. 43rd ave. was rapidly passing vehicles while traveling in the center lane and nearly colliding with several vehicles near S.E. 44th.

At the northeast corner of S.E. 43rd ave and Hawthorne the victim, a juvenile female teenager, began crossing S.E. Hawthorne headed southbound in an unmarked crosswalk. As she crossed the victim was struck by Noorah. Witnesses stated the vehicle continued westbound at a high rate of speed, after colliding with the victim, and made no attempt to stop.

Eventually the vehicle returned to the scene. The suspect, who's license was already suspended, was arrested for Manslaughter II, Felony Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (hit and run) and Reckless Driving. Speed and driving are believed to be a factor in this crash. Investigators are still determining if intoxication was a factor.

Several of the victim's family members were present at the scene and the family is asking for privacy. Members of the Major Crash Team would like to thank the Ranger Station, a local business on Hawthorne, who closed their business to make it available for the family and other involved in this incident.

The PPB Traffic Division had conducted a pedestrian safety mission earlier that day in the area of N.W 23rd avenue. Other members of the Crash Team responded from the Bike Safety Fair at North Precinct. The PPB would like to remind drivers of the danger of driving recklessly and/or speeding, particularly in areas with vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and bicyclist.


###ORIGINAL MESSAGE###

Today, August 19, 2016 at 3:49 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a crash involving a vehicle and pedestrian. Officers arrived and learned that the pedestrian, a teenage female, was deceased.

The Major Crash Team has responded and is investigating. Based on the initial investigation it appears that the pedestrian was crossing S.E. Hawthorne Blvd. when she was struck by a car headed westbound. The driver is cooperating with investigators at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

S.E. Hawthorne Blvd. is closed at this time.

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

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390
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UPDATE - Fourth Annual Bicycle Safety Fiesta on Friday Afternoon at North Precinct (Photo) - 08/19/16

###UPDATE###
The Fourth Annual Bicycle Safety Fiesta was a huge success.

Today officers from the Portland Police Bureau's Youth Services Division and North Precinct hosted approximately 350 community members, ranging from children under a year old to grandparents and great-grandparents, in a bike safety fiesta. With help from the Blazer's Boys and Girls Club and the Portland Fire Bureau the event featured opportunities for children to receive school supplies, free lunch, soft drinks (provided by Pepsi), free bicycle helmets and most importantly to learn about bike safety. The Build a Bike program worked with children to build bicycles which were then donated to them. The event was made possible through donations and support from area businesses and community members. Sergeant Tim Sessions of the Youth Services Division remarked, "Many came despite the heat, 98-100 degrees. Friends were made with lasting impressions."

The Police Bureau would like to thank its partners and the community members who attended this event for their help in promoting bike safety.


###Original Message###

The Portland Police Bureau's Youth Services Division and North Precinct will host the Fourth Annual Bicycle Safety Fiesta on Friday, August 19, 2016, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The event will be held at North Precinct, located at 449 Northeast Emerson Street. Emerson Street will be closed for the event, which will be in the police parking lot behind the Blazers Boys and Girls Club.

The public and media are invited to attend.

This event will take place in partnership with the Blazers Boys and Girls Club. Through generous donations, the Police Bureau is able to offer helmets, backpacks and school supplies to children living in Northeast Portland. Safety booths, a bicycle rodeo and food will be provided. Families are encouraged to attend.

Local elected officials, community board members, faith community, and donors have been invited to attend this community event.

The Youth Services Division (YSD) works with community partners to keep our youth safe. YSD strives to keep youth in school and out of the criminal justice system while applying non-traditional measures to hold youth accountable. Officers form partnerships, and build relationships with youth that is impactful and sustainable. Officers teach youth good citizenship values and assist schools increase their graduation rates.

"Thanks to many partnerships YSD has formed in the community, we are able to serve more than 500 low-income youth each year on a budget that is filled with in-kind services and donations," said Assistant Chief Chris Uehara. "YSD fosters youth leadership skills, and an understanding of community and civic responsibility."

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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Tuesday August 22 at 8:00 a.m. - 08/19/16

Sgt. Greg Stewart is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) for the Portland Police Bureau through Tuesday August 22, 2016, at 8:00 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.

All other requests will be answered the next business day.

Guidelines for media, including how to officially request records, may be found here: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/571559

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Shooting Investigation Underway at Northeast 9th and Alberta -No Known Gunshot Victims - 08/18/16

On Thursday August 18, 2016, at 3:52 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to report of gunfire at Northeast 9th Avenue and Alberta Street and vehicles being driven out of the area.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire, including damage to at least one vehicle.

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

Gang Enforcement Team officers are responding to the scene to assist with the investigation.

Traffic on Northeast 9th Avenue from Alberta to Webster Streets is impacted by the investigation.

Preliminary information indicates that a suspect was seen with a gun and he is described as an African American male in his 20s, wearing a light-colored shirt and dark-colored baggy jeans.

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

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Convicted Felon Arrested with Guns, Drugs and Cash in Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood (Photo) - 08/18/16

On Thursday August 18, 2016, at 12:28 a.m., East Precinct officers contacted a man asleep in a vehicle at Southeast 122nd Avenue and Reedway Street after a concerned passerby called 9-1-1.

Officers awakened the man, 32-year-old Adam Joseph Coopersmith, after observing items in plain view that led officers to believe he may have ingested illegal narcotics.

Coopersmith got out of the vehicle and gave officers consent to search his vehicle. Inside the car, officers located two loaded handguns, several loaded magazines, approximately 25 grams of heroin, and approximately $2,500 cash. Additionally, other evidence was located to indicate Coopersmith was trafficking narcotics.

Coopersmith was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Delivery of Heroin, Possession of Heroin, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm (three counts).

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UPDATE #2: Central Precinct Officers Attempting to Communicate with Burglary Suspect in Northeast Portland Residence (Photo) - 08/18/16

48-year-old Michael Edwin Glover was released from the hospital on Monday afternoon and was booked into jail on charges of Burglary in the First Degree (two counts), Interfering with a Peace Officer, Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle, Public Indecency, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Additionally Glover is being held on a parole violation.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

At approximately 1:00 p.m., the suspect was taken into custody by SERT officers after he'd refused to come out of a bedroom after hours of negotiation. The suspect did not immediately comply with officers orders and was Tased before being arrested.

The suspect was treated by medical personnel and will be taken to the hospital for an evaluation. After his release from the hospital he will be booked into jail on multiple charges.

His name and charges will be released after he's booked into jail.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Monday August 15, 2016, at 7:47 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 600 block of Northeast 30th Avenue on the report that a man tried to break into a home and was headed into Oregon Park.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with several witnesses who told police that the man approached a woman walking a dog and was fondling himself. The suspect then got into a City of Portland pick-up that was parked at Oregon Park. The Parks & Recreation employee in the truck yelled at the suspect to get out and the suspect ran across the street and broke into an occupied residence. The resident ran outside yelling that the suspect broke into her residence. The suspect then left that residence and entered a different residence in the same complex, where he is believed to be hiding.

Central Precinct officers have blocked all traffic along 30th Avenue and closed Oregon Park as part of the effort to contain the suspect. On duty members of the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) and the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) are at the scene to assist in safely resolving the situation.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s, 5'9" tall, thin build, possibly wearing hospital-issued clothing. There is no information he's armed with any weapons. Based on witness statements about his behavior, officers believe he may be under the influence of intoxicants and/or suffering in a mental health crisis.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

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Driver Issued Multiple Citations for March 2016 Fatal Crash on Northeast Glisan Street - 08/18/16

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division has issued multiple traffic citations to a driver involved in a March 2016 traffic crash that killed 26-year-old Alexander Keppinger.

The driver, 43-year-old Roderick Alo, was given citations for Speeding, Driving Uninsured and Careless Driving. The case was reviewed by the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office and it was determined that no criminal charges would be filed in this case.

This investigation started on Sunday March 6, 2016, at 7:52 p.m., when East Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a multiple vehicle crash in the 13900 block of Northeast Glisan Street.

Investigators learned that Alo was driving a 2002 Acura TL eastbound on Glisan Street when he lost control of his vehicle and collided with a 2008 Toyota Corolla that was being driven westbound onto Glisan Street after turning from northbound 139th Avenue, driven by Lan Vo and occupied by Alexander Keppinger.

After being struck by Alo's vehicle, Lan Vo crashed into a 2005 Nissan Sentra being driven westbound on Glisan Street by 26-year-old Lance Faletogo. A passenger in the Nissan has been identified as 27-year-old Rawz Addison-Faletogo.

Lan Vo and Alexander Keppinger, were transported by ambulance to Portland hospitals with traumatic injuries. Keppinger died as a result of his injuries on March 24.

The occupants of the Nissan, Lance Faletogo and Rawz Addison-Faletogo, were transported by ambulance to Portland hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries and were treated and released.

Alo was not injured in the crash. He was not impaired and cooperated with investigators.

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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Major Crash Team Investigating Hit and Run that Seriously Injured a Pedestrian in North Portland - 08/18/16

On Wednesday August 17, 2016, at 11:46 p.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a pedestrian that fell out of a truck at North Lombard Street and Portsmouth Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a 46-year-old man down in the street suffering from serious injuries. He was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.

Based on information learned at the scene, officers believe the man was walking across North Lombard Street and was struck by the driver of an older white pick-up truck traveling eastbound on Lombard. The initial information that the man fell out of a moving vehicle appears to be inaccurate.

Due to the severity of the man's injuries, the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to conduct an investigation.

Anyone with information about this crash or the identity of the driver who fled the scene should contact Officer David Enz at 503-823-2208, david.enz@portlandoregon.gov.

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 Overnight Shootings, Two People Injured -- Unknown if Related Events (Photo) - 08/18/16

The Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team is investigating two overnight shootings that injured two people.

The first incident occurred outside Grand Central Bowl, located at 808 Southeast Morrison Street at 11:02 p.m. on Wednesday night. Central Precinct officers responded to the location on the report of a disturbance involving gunfire outside the bowling alley.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire in the street, as well as bullet strikes to the building and a parked car. A short time later, a 24-year-old male arrived at a Portland hospital suffering from non-life-threatening injuries. Officers contacted the victim and believe that the injuries were suffered as a result of the shooting.

At 1:42 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the area of Northeast 80th Avenue and Glisan Street. As officers were responding, 9-1-1 operator received additional information that someone at the scene was suffering from a gunshot wound.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a large crowd and a 19-year-old female suffering from serious injuries. She was transported to a Portland hospital where she remains with serious but not believed to be life-threatening injuries.

Officers also located two parked vehicles that had damage from gunfire. Northeast Glisan Street was closed from 78th to 80th Avenues for several hours as investigators processed the crime scene.

Preliminary information indicates that the second shooting may have been connected to an earlier memorial gathering honoring the life of Ervaeua Herring, who was killed on August 17, 2014. Four people have been indicted and arrested for Herring's murder.

Based on information learned at both scenes, the shootings are believed to be gang-related although it is not clear if they are related to one another. There is no specific suspect information in either case.

Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to contact Detective Todd Teats at 503-823-2137, todd.teats@portlandoregon.gov.

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 Southeast Portland's Mill Park Neighborhood - 08/17/16

On Wednesday August 17, 2016, at 6:13 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing in the 12400 block of Southeast Stark Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and located a victim walking westbound on Stark Street suffering from a stab wound. The victim, a male adult, was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to serious injuries.

Initial information indicates that the location of the stabbing may have occurred a few blocks away from where the victim was located.

No arrests have been made and officers are in the early stages of the investigation.

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

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UPDATE- FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 56-Year-Old Woman (Photo) - 08/17/16

Victoria Dan has been safely located and has returned home.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate 56-year-old Victoria Dan, missing since August 15, 2016.

Victoria was last seen at 7:00 p.m. on Monday when she left her home in the 5000 block of Southeast 72nd Avenue for her nightly walk.

Family has told police that Victoria has partial left-side paralysis which causes her to walk slowly. She also suffers from some occasional memory loss but is otherwise believed to be in good health. Victoria does not speak English.

Victoria is described as an Asian female, 4'8" tall, 130 pounds, last seen wearing a light green blouse and a floral print skirt.

Anyone seeing Victoria should call 9-1-1 so that police can check her welfare. Anyone with non-emergency information should contact the Missing Persons Unit at missing@portlandoregon.gov.

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20-Year-Old Man Arrested for Homicide of 2-Year-Old Boy (Photo) - 08/16/16

On Monday August 15, 2016, at 4:40 p.m., Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives were called to assist Child Abuse Team detectives at Portland Adventist Medical Center on an investigation where a 2-year-old boy was suffering from traumatic injuries. The child was transferred to Doernbecher's Children's hospital where he died early Tuesday morning.

This afternoon, the Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy on 2-year-old Zackariah Luda Daugherty and determined the child died of homicidal violence.

Detectives conducted interviews of Zackariah's mother and her boyfriend, ultimately arresting the boyfriend for homicide.

20-year-old Taylor Lynn Kraig was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Murder?Domestic Violence.

He will be arraigned on Wednesday in Multnomah County Court.

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

This is the 12th homicide in the City of Portland in 2016.

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UPDATE #2: Sellwood-Moreland Neighborhood Bookstore Robbed - Suspect in Custody (Photo) - 08/16/16

Bishop was also charged in connection with robberies at Palio Espresso (1996 Southeast Ladd Avenue) on August 7 and Clogs & More (3439 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard) on August 15.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

Robbery detectives booked 44-year-old Hilary Leah Bishop into the Multnomah County Jail late Monday night on charges of Robbery in the First Degree (two counts) and Robbery in the Second Degree (three counts). She will be arraigned on Tuesday.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Monday August 15, 2016, at 6:57 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Wallace Books, located at 7241 Southeast Milwaukie Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to the victim who told police that the female suspect was armed with a handgun and robbed the business. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left and was observed by a witness getting into a vehicle.

Officers canvassing the area located the suspect driving on Southeast McGloughlin Boulevard and eventually stopped the vehicle at Southeast 31st Avenue and Holgate Boulevard. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

Robbery detectives are responding to continue the investigation. The suspect's name and charges will be released after she's booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

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Reminder: Shop with a Cop Scheduled for Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 08/16/16

240 Kids are scheduled to participate in this year's Shop with a Cop, tomorrow, Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 7 a.m. The Sunshine Division's Izzy's Kids will partner with Fred Meyer and Camp Rosenbaum to fund the annual "Shop with a Cop" event at the Gateway Fred Meyer store, located at 1111 Northeast 102nd Avenue.

This year marks the 14-year anniversary of Shop with a Cop, where Portland police officers and local kids spend a morning together shopping for back to school clothing. Participating kids are identified by the Boys and Girls Club of Portland and Home Forward, and are selected based on their financial need and outstanding volunteer efforts in the community.

Members of the media are invited to attend. For more information, contact: Sunshine Division Executive Director, Kyle Camberg: Direct: 503.577.6852 or kyle@sunshinedivision.org

To donate to the Sunshine Division Izzy's Kids Fund, please go to: http://www.sunshinedivision.org/donate/


For more information about the Sunshine Division, visit: www.sunshinedivision.org

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240 Kids to Shop with a Cop and Receive New Back-to-School Clothes - 08/15/16

When: Wednesday, August 17, 2016; 7 a.m.

The Sunshine Division's Izzy's Kids Program will partner with Fred Meyer and Camp Rosembaum to fund the annual "Shop with a Cop" event at the Gateway Fred Meyer store, located at 1111 Northeast 102nd Avenue.

This year marks the 14-year anniversary of Shop with a Cop, where Portland police officers and 240 kids spend a morning together shopping for back to school clothing. Participating kids are identified by the Boys and Girls Club of Portland and Home Forward, and are selected based on their financial need and outstanding volunteer efforts in the community.

The Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division, Fred Meyer, and Camp Rosenbaum, have partnered to fund the program and have generously donated $36,000 for Wednesday's event. In addition to the cash donation, Fred Meyer provides a significant discount off clothing purchased at the event and a backpack with school supplies for each child.

"No one was ever so happy to see a hundred cops before" said Sunshine Division's officer and bureau liaison, Matt Tobey. "It's a great opportunity for the Portland Police Bureau and Sunshine Division to show the community the positive aspects of community policing. This organization and these officers care about giving these kids a positive experience and the tools they need to feel good and perform well in school."

The Sunshine Division funds the "Shop with a Cop" event through its Izzy's Kids program. Izzy's Kids, which began in 1981 in honor of longtime board member Isabel Hoyt, provides funds so that Portland police officers can take children in need shopping for new school clothes. The Izzy's Kids program operates year-round and will pair an additional 300+ kids with an officer, for a unique, one-on-one shopping experience throughout the remainder of the school year.

Members of the media are invited to attend. For more information, contact: Sunshine Division Executive Director, Kyle Camberg: Direct: 503.577.6852 or kyle@sunshinedivision.org

To donate to the Sunshine Division Izzy's Kids Fund, please go to: http://www.sunshinedivision.org/donate/ .

About the Sunshine Division:
Since 1923 Sunshine Division has been providing emergency food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need. An independent charity in unique partnership with the Portland Police Bureau, Sunshine Division operates year round, and serves Portland's most vulnerable populations: families with children, seniors, the disabled, and veterans as they face economic challenges to meet basic needs. In addition to the over 13,000 households served directly through their doors each year, Sunshine Division donates food to over 17 food-relief charities in five surrounding counties. The Sunshine Division distributes new and gently-used clothing through their Threadz clothing store and new clothing through the Izzy's Kids program, which pairs police officers with low-income students for a school clothes shopping trip.

For more information, please visit: www.sunshinedivision.org

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28 Men Arrested in Undercover Sex Trafficking Mission in Early August - 08/15/16

During the week of August 7 to August 12, 2016, the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit conducted undercover missions to address online sex trafficking.
 
Investigators posted online ads on known sex trafficking websites. 28 men contacted undercover police officers to arrange payment for sexual acts. Investigators were assisted by Portland area hotels as part of this effort.
 
For investigative reasons, the Sex Trafficking Unit is not sharing the specific website, application, or ad text publicly.
 
The 28 men who responded to the ad and came to the hotels were arrested with the misdemeanor crime of Patronizing a Prostitute (Oregon Revised Statute 167.008). Due to the volume of men arrested, all were given criminal citations to appear in court at a later time.
 
The following is a list of the men arrested:
 
* 42-year-old Travis William Saban of Vancouver, Washington
* 42-year-old Raul Santiago-Leon of Woodburn, Oregon
* 53-year-old Bernie R. Nickels of Vancouver, Washington
* 47-year-old Issac Bravo Zapata of Portland, Oregon
* 48-year-old David Vences-Salgado of Salem, Oregon
* 50-year-old Christopher Huston of Vancouver, Washington
* 40-year-old Paul James Taylor of Cottage Grove, Oregon
* 52-year-old Paul Ilg of Mt. Angel Oregon
* 38-year-old Oscar Santiago Dabila of San Bernadino, California
* 28-year-old Stephen Jesus Espinoza of Hillsboro, Oregon
* 23-year-old Ian Blair Bristow of Bend, Oregon
* 36-year-old Corey A. Bayha of Wood Village, Oregon
* 37-year-old William Robert Bright of Tigard, Oregon
* 24-year-old Rodolfo Reyes Galindo of Portland, Oregon
* 23-year-old Kellen Hashimoto of Portland, Oregon
* 50-year-old Scott Alan Nicholas of Canton, Michigan
* 43-year-old Jason Samuel Blazer of Eugene, Oregon
* 62-year-old Anthony Neal Aldridge of Washougal, Washington
* 50-year-old Juvenal Felipe Zafra-Miranda of Portland, Oregon
* 25-year-old Luis Alberto Flores of Portland, Oregon
* 28-year-old Chad Alexander Livran of Vancouver, Washington
* 65-year-old Fredrick King of Portland, Oregon
* 50-year-old Arnon Dror of Westport, Connecticut
* 27-year-old Adrian Dean Hunt of Vancouver, Washington
* 30-year-old Nathan Vaughn Lasko of Clackamas, Oregon
* 29-year-old Paul G. Randhawa of Calgary, Alberta Canda
* 28-year-old Christian Negron-Melendez of Bridgeport, Connecticut
* 51-year-old Ivan A Flores of Stamford, Connecticut

If you know or think that someone may be involved in trafficking or is being exploited, please contact the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit at 503-255-0118, the Sexual Assault Resource Center hotline 1-800-640-5311; or, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678 or via the Cyber Tipline: http://www.missingkids.org/CyberTiipline
 
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Northeast Portland's Fairley's Pharmacy Robbed on Saturday Morning - 08/13/16

On Saturday August 13, 2016, at 9:34 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a robbery alarm at Fairley's Pharmacy, located at 7206 Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

As officers were responding to the scene, they learned that two men robbed the pharmacy at gunpoint.

Officers arrived at the scene and contacted employees who told police that one suspect demanded cash and narcotics while the other told the other employees and a customer onto the floor.

After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash and narcotics, the suspects left the pharmacy without incident.

The suspects are described as African American males in their mid-20s. The suspect with the gun was described as 5'7" tall, wearing black and red clothing. The suspect without the gun was described as 5'10" tall, 180 pounds, wearing black and red clothing.

It is unclear if these suspects are involved in any other robberies.

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

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UPDATE: Fatal Crash Investigation Underway on Northeast Lloyd Boulevard - 08/12/16

Investigators have identified the motorcycle rider killed early this morning as 24-year-old Jonathan David Albee of Oregon City.

Traffic investigators learned that Albee and his friend, 30-year-old Anthony Michael Moore of Happy Valley, were riding westbound on Northeast Lloyd Boulevard when Albee, riding a black 2005 Suzuki GSX, failed to maneuver a curve in the roadway, struck the north curb line and crashed into a large tree. Moore did not crash and remained at the scene.

Moore displayed significant signs of impairment when speaking with officers and was ultimately given a criminal citation for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants and provided a ride home by police.

The crash remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about the crash should contact Officer David Enz at 503-823-2208 or david.enz@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Friday August 12, 2016, at 12:46 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a motorcycle crash on Northeast Lloyd Boulevard at approximately 7th Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the rider down and not responsive. Medical personnel determined that the rider was deceased. A second motorcycle rider was at the scene and was detained by officers on suspicion of impaired driving.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the two motorcycle riders, both males, were riding westbound on Lloyd Boulevard when the lead rider went down, crashed and struck a tree. At this point it is not known why the rider crashed.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is at the scene conducting an investigation.

Lloyd Boulevard, from approximately Grand to 9th Avenues, is expected to remain closed for another 2 hours.

No further updates are expected to be released until late-Friday morning.

This is the 29th traffic fatality in the City of Portland in 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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35-Year-Old Man Arrested After Stealing, Crashing Farm Truck (Photo) - 08/12/16

On Friday August 12, 2016 at 6:55 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a hit and run crash at Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and East Burnside Street. As officers were responding, they received an update that the suspect was running southbound on Grand Avenue, being chased by bystanders.

Officers arrived in the area and took the suspect into custody.

Officers learned that the suspect stole the truck from Delta Farms in Northwest Portland earlier in the morning then crashed into another vehicle before running from the scene.

Nobody was seriously injured in the other vehicle.

The suspect, 35-year-old Jacob John Bunker, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle and Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver. Bunker was also held on a parole violation.

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UPDATE #2: Inmate Escapes from Work Crew at Pittock Mansion - Officers Searching Parks, Trails, Neighborhood (Photo) - 08/12/16

Ray was last seen at Good Samaritan Hospital, located at 1015 Northwest 22nd Avenue, at approximately 10:30 a.m. after he was given a ride by an unwitting person from the area of Pittock Mansion. Ray gave the name "Aaron Ray" to hospital staff and claimed to be suffering from an arm injury.

Ray was last seen wearing a dark blue shirt, dark blue shorts, and wearing heavy socks (no shoes).

Additional photos are being released, including a hospital surveillance photo and one of Ray's Facebook photos.

Anyone seeing Ray is asked to immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information should call Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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The inmates name is Jasson Lewis Ray, not Jasson Ray Lewis as initially released.

He was possibly last seen in the 2900 block of Northwest Cumberland Road, which is the neighborhood northeast of Pittock Mansion.

Officers and a Canine Unit are continuing to search the area.

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On Friday August 12, 2016, at 10:37 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to assist the Oregon Department of Corrections in the area of Pittock Mansion to find an inmate that walked away from a work crew.

37-year-old Jasson Lewis Ray is described as a white male, 5'8" tall, 200 pounds, shaved head, blue eyes, goatee, lots of tattoos, last seen wearing blue jeans with "INMATE" printed in orange and a blue or black t-shirt.

Ray may have walked off into neighborhoods South of Pittock Mansion. Area residents and recreational park users are asked to call 9-1-1 immediately if Ray is seen in the area.

Ray was serving time with the Oregon Department of Corrections on firearm and theft charges. Ray has prior convictions for assault and has criminal history in California and Arizona.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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Gang Enforcement Team Officers Arrest 32-Year-Old Convicted Felon with a Handgun (Photo) - 08/12/16

On Wednesday August 10, 2016, at 11:33 p.m., Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team officers contacted a man sitting in a parked car at Southeast 117th Avenue and Oak Street, next to Ventura Park.

Officers spoke with the man, 32-year-old Derek Brandon Conley, and obtained consent to search him and his vehicle. Officers found a loaded handgun in Conley's pants pocket and took him into custody without incident. Officers also discovered a small amount of cocaine.

The handgun and cocaine were seized as evidence and learned that Conley is a convicted felon, prohibited from possessing firearms.

Conley 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, and Possession of Cocaine.

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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32 Traffic Citations Issued, Two Arrested in #VisionZero Safety Mission on Thursday Evening (Photo) - 08/12/16

The Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division, in partnership with all three patrol precincts, conducted a Vision Zero traffic safety mission on Thursday evening.

From 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., officers conducted high-visibility enforcement and education stops on Northeast Lombard Street from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to I-205. This stretch of roadway is also known as Portland Highway/Highway 30 Bypass and is a high-crash corridor.

In total, 32 citations were issued for 45 different traffic charges. 28 written warnings were issued by officers conducting the mission. Officers arrested one driver on an outstanding warrant and issued a criminal citation to another for Reckless Driving.

This mission was conducted in an effort to address the high number of traffic crashes this year resulting in serious physical injuries or death. At the time of this mission, 28 people had been killed in traffic-related crashes in the City of Portland this year. Approximately three hours after the mission ended, a 29th died on Northeast Lloyd Boulevard.

The Traffic Division and Precinct operations will be conducting future enforcement missions as staffing allows.

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

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

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UPDATE: Suspicious Death Investigation After Man Found Dead in North Portland Motel Room (Photo) - 08/11/16

The person found deceased on Monday afternoon has been identified as 57-year-old Brian Lloyd Littrell. Littrell had no current address at the time of his death but appears to have lived in the Portland area for many years.

The cause of death remains undetermined.

A 2011 photo of Littrell is being released to aid in this investigation.

Anyone with information about this death should contact Detective Vince Cui at 503-823-9786, vince.cui@portlandoregon.gov; or Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319, mark.slater@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Monday August 8, 2016, at 2:27 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Super Value Inn, located at 5205 North Interstate Avenue, on the report that motel staff found a deceased male in one of the motel rooms.

Officers arrived at the scene and confirmed the subject was deceased. The deceased is a male in his 50s. Officers noted that circumstances in the room were suspicious-in-nature, so Homicide detectives responded to the scene along with criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division and the Medical Examiner.

The Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy on Tuesday to determine the cause and manner of death as well as confirm the identity of the deceased.

Anyone with information about this death should contact Detective Vince Cui at 503-823-9786, vince.cui@portlandoregon.gov; or Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319, mark.slater@portlandoregon.gov.

Photo courtesy of the Portland Police Bureau.

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Early Morning Shooting Investigation in Southeast Portland's Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood - 08/10/16

On Wednesday August 10, 2016, at 4:02 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire at a home in the 5700 block of Southeast 120th Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to one of the residents who pointed out several bullets that were fired into the home. The resident did not have any suspect information. A nine-year-old boy was sleeping on the couch was narrowly missed by the bullets.

There is no suspect information and no apparent gang nexus.

Anyone with information about this shooting may send a tip to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov.

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Gang Enforcement Team Investigating Tuesday Night Shooting in East Portland - No Injuries - 08/10/16

On Tuesday August 9, 2016, at 11:04 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of gunfire in the 15900 block of East Burnside Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire and damage to a residence. Officers spoke with occupants of the apartment who were not cooperative with police. Officers learned that at least six people were inside the apartment at the time of the shooting, including a teenager who was sleeping right below where the bullets entered the apartment.

Based on information learned at the scene, the shooting is believed to be gang-related.

Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to contact Detective Bryan Declercque at 503-823-2056, bryan.declercque@portlandoregon.gov.

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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25-Year-Old Father Arrested for Assaulting 5-Week-Old Son (Photo) - 08/10/16

On Tuesday August 9, 2016, the Portland Police Bureau's Child Abuse Team began investigating a report of a 5-week-old child hospitalized with traumatic injuries suffered over the weekend.

Detectives interviewed the child's 19-year-old mother and 25-year-old father as part of the investigation, along with medical personnel.

Ultimately, detectives determined that the father, 25-year-old Samuel Dominick Phelps, intentionally injured his son by dropping him on his head and throwing him into a chair.

Phelps was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the First Degree, Assault in the Second Degree and Criminal Mistreatment in the First Degree.

The child remains hospitalized but is expected to survive.

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Two People Arrested Tuesday Night After Blocking Driveway to East Precinct (Photo) - 08/10/16

On Tuesday August 9, 2016, at approximately 9:45 p.m., East Precinct officers arrested two people after they refused to leave the driveway to the Portland Police Bureau's East Precinct, located at 737 Southeast 106th Avenue.

51-year-old Robert Lee West and 38-year-old Sarabeth Rachel Long were arrested on charges of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

Officers contacted West and Long, who were initially accompanied by a few other people, as they were standing in the driveway/parking garage access to East Precinct, filming officers as they entered the garage for shift change.

Officers informed the group that they were free to film as much as they like but could not block access to the garage and that if they continued to do so they may face arrest. While others followed the advice of the officers, West and Long did not and continued to block the driveway.

As additional officers formed to arrest West and Long, they left the area in a vehicle and were stopped at Southeast 102nd Avenue and Washington Street where they were arrested without incident. Long, the driver, was also issued traffic citations for Driving While Suspended and Failure to Present Proof of Insurance. Long's vehicle was towed from the scene as a traffic hazard.

The Portland Police Bureau would like the public to know that filming officers, or any member of the public, is not a crime as long as the person filming is not committing a crime to do so, i.e. blocking a driveway, trespassing or other criminal activity.

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59 Traffic Charges Issues in #VisionZero Safety Mission on Tuesday Evening (Photo) - 08/10/16

The Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division, in partnership with all three patrol precincts, conducted a Vision Zero traffic safety mission on Tuesday evening at various locations in the City of Portland.

From 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., officers conducted high-visibility enforcement and education stops at the following locations:

* 82nd Avenue, from Northeast Sandy Boulevard to Southeast Division Street
* Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, from Fremont to Killingsworth
* Southwest Barbur Boulevard
* Southwest Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway

In total, citations were issued on 59 different traffic charges, including three for Driving While Suspended. Nine written warnings were also issued by officers conducting the mission.

This mission was conducted in an effort to address the high number of traffic crashes this year resulting in serious physical injuries or death. So far this year, 28 people have died in traffic-related crashes.

The Traffic Division and Precinct operations will be conducting future enforcement missions as staffing allows.

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

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

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UPDATE: Crisis Negotiators / SERT Responding to Assist North Precinct Officers on Armed Person in Mental Health Crisis - 08/10/16

At approximately 1:45 a.m., the 47-year-old woman involved in this incident was taken into custody after she exited the vehicle with a gun in her hand. A Canine Unit was able to take control of her and assist SERT officers in getting her into custody. After seizing the gun, officers determined that it was a replica firearm.

Negotiators talked to the woman for several hours on the phone to help resolve the situation peacefully.

She was transported to a Portland hospital on a police hold for a mental health evaluation.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Crisis Negotiation Team and Special Emergency Reaction Team are responding to the area of Northeast Garfield Avenue and Skidmore Street to assist North Precinct officers who are attempting to resolve a situation with a woman armed with a gun in a mental health crisis.

Behavioral Heath Unit officers have been communicating with the woman by phone as she is seated in her vehicle in the street.

Traffic in the immediate area is closed.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene. Interested media should stage at the South end of the perimeter - exact cross streets to be determined upon PIO arrival.

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UPDATE #3: Homicide Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Madison South Neighborhood (Photo) - 08/09/16

Luccas McNeill's family has released the attached photo of him for use in help solving the case.

His family is willing to be interviewed by media. Contact Sgt. Simpson for information.

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The victim of Sunday night's homicide has been identified as 28-year-old Luccas Demetrius McNeill. The Medical Examiner determined that he died of gunshot wounds.

Detectives are working with family to get a photograph for release.

There is no suspect information in this case and it is unclear why McNeill was killed.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457, rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319, mark.slater@portlandoregon.gov.

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Homicide detectives are continuing to investigate an overnight shooting that left a 28-year-old man deceased in Northeast Portland.

At this point in the investigation, there is no suspect information and no apparent nexus to gang activity.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy on Tuesday to determine the cause and manner of death. The victim's name will be released after the autopsy is complete and family has been sufficiently notified.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457, rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319, mark.slater@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Sunday August 7, 2016, at 11:54 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 2100 block of Northeast 81st Avenue after multiple reports of gunfire.

Officers arrived in the area and found an adult male down in the street next to a vehicle. Medical personnel arrived and determined that the man was deceased.

Evidence of gunfire was located at the scene and witnesses described hearing a car speed away after hearing the gunfire.

Homicide detectives, criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division and the Medical Examiner are at the scene in the early stages of a homicide investigation.

This is the 11th homicide in the City of Portland in 2016.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457, rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319, mark.slater@portlandoregon.gov.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is not responding to the scene but will be available for interviews and updates later this morning at the Justice Center.

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UPDATE: Two Pedestrians Struck on Sunset Highway, Driver Left the Scene - One Killed, One Transported to Hospital (Photo) - 08/09/16

The driver involved in last night's hit and run fatality on Highway 26 was arrested at his home in Washington County after he called 9-1-1 to report that he'd been involved in a crash.

Portland Police Bureau Traffic officers responded to 59-year-old Brent McCune's home in the 14100 block of Southwest Martingale Court and based on their observations and investigation arrested McCune and seized his vehicle, a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta.

McCune was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver -- Felony (Hit and Run -- Two Counts), Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) and Reckless Driving.

The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office will review the case and a Grand Jury may consider additional charges against McCune.

Traffic investigators believe that McCune was driving southbound on I-405 onto Highway 26 when he struck the two people on the roadway.

The deceased is a 31-year-old female and the man transported to the hospital is a 45-year-old male. Family notifications have not been made so their names will not be released at this time.

Anyone with additional information about this crash should contact Officer Phil Maynard at 503-823-2216, Phillip.maynard@portlandoregon.gov.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Monday August 8, 2016, at 10:25 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of two people hit by a driver on Highway 26, east of the tunnel.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located one man suffering from injuries that did not appear to be life threatening. He was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital. A second man was found deceased on the highway.

The involved driver did not remain at the scene and there is no information on the type of vehicle involved in the crash.

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

Highway 26 westbound is closed between Downtown Portland and the tunnel. Access to the highway remains open from Southwest Jefferson Street.

The highway is expected to remain closed for several hours.

No additional updates are expected this evening.

This is the 28th traffic fatality in the City of Portland in 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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Numerous Firearms Seized, 39-Year-Old Man Arrested Across from East Precinct (Photo) - 08/08/16

On Sunday August 7, 2016, at approximately 9:30 p.m., East Precinct officers arrested 39-year-old Eric Eugene Crowl after contacting him in his parked car and discovering a cache of weapons, ammunition and other items in his vehicle. Crowl was parked across the street from the Portland Police Bureau's East Precinct, located at 737 Southeast 106th Avenue.

Crowl was booked into the Multnomah County Jail late Monday evening on charges of Attempted Assault of a Public Safety Officer, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. He will be arraigned on Tuesday in Multnomah County Court.

Bail was set at $1,000,000.

Beginning in April 2016, East Precinct officers began noticing Crowl parked outside East Precinct in his gray Chevrolet Tahoe. Officers noted that Crowl had been observed by police filming officers and seemed to be watching officers enter and leave the building during shift changes. In one traffic stop, officers noted that Crowl had a police scanner in the vehicle and that Crowl is a "self-proclaimed Constitutionalist."

On Sunday afternoon, at approximately 2:50 p.m., an East Precinct sergeant noted that Crowl was parked across the street from the precinct again so the sergeant requested, via police radio, that Crowl be contacted by on-duty officers. As soon as the radio transmission was broadcast, Crowl drove away from the precinct, behavior consistent with someone who is monitoring a police frequency. Crowl was stopped by officers for a traffic violation shortly after leaving the area of the precinct. Officers did not see any firearms in Crowl's car at that time.

At approximately 9:30 p.m., Crowl returned to East Precinct and appeared to be conducting surveillance of the building near shift change.

Due to heightened concerns about police ambush attacks after the recent incidents in Dallas, Texas, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, officers contacted Crowl, concerned about his actions. As officers approached Crowl, ordering him to keep his hands up, he would raise and lower his hands and appeared to be reaching around inside his vehicle.

Officers were able to get Crowl to exit the vehicle and pat him down for weapons. Finding none, officers turned their attention to his vehicle. Officers looked through the rear window of the Tahoe and could observe an arsenal of weapons and ammunition. After the vehicle was completely searched, officers seized the following items from the Tahoe:

- 5.56 rifle
- 12 gauge shotgun
- 9 mm handguns (2)
- 100 round 5.56 magazine drum (loaded)
- Hundreds of 5.56 and 9mm rounds of ammunition
- 5.56 tracer rounds
- Handheld radios
- Police scanner
- Camouflage clothing
- Various camping gear including sleeping bag, food, camping stove, and lantern.

East Precinct officers called for the Portland Police Bureau's Gun Task Force to assist with the investigation. Gun Task Force officers, working closely with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, prepared a search warrant for Crowl's residence, located at 14745 Southeast Rhone Street.

After obtaining a signed warrant, members of the Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) served the search warrant at Crowl's residence.

Investigators searching the home seized eight additional rifles, a shotgun and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.

Photo of seized guns and ammunition from Crowl's vehicle courtesy of the Portland Police Bureau.

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

The Tactical Operations Division's Gun Task Force (GTF) investigates reports of unlawful possession of firearms. Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.

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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Three Overnight Shooting Investigations - No Known Gunshot Victims - 08/07/16

The Portland Police Bureau is investigating three overnight shootings that occurred throughout the City of Portland.

On Saturday at 11:54 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to multiple reports of gunfire in the area of Northeast 9th Avenue and Holman Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire, including damage to a residence and a parked car. No gunshot victims were located at the scene or arrived at any area hospitals.

At 3:22 a.m. Sunday morning, Central Precinct officers responded to reports of gunfire in the area of Northeast 22nd Avenue and Glisan Street. Officers in the area heard the gunfire and quickly located evidence of gunfire. No damage was located and no gunshot victims were located at the scene or arrived at any area hospitals.

At 4:11 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to multiple reports of gunfire at Mr. Hookah, located at 14919 Southeast Stark Street. Officers quickly arrived in the area and saw a lone male subject firing a handgun then run into the building.

Officers established a perimeter and formed a tactical plan to evacuate the building. An employee came out of the building and was called to the officers location to be interviewed. Officers learned that the employee, 28-year-old Garyoudehwa Gbayou Garmondeh, was the person officers saw firing the gun.

Officers learned that an unknown person drove into the parking lot and someone in the car began firing a gun toward the business. Garmondeh then fired his gun into the air and retreated into the building.

Officers removed the 40-50 people inside the building and checked them for weapons. A handgun was located inside the business that officers determined belonged to Garmondeh.

Garmondeh was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Recklessly Endangering Another Person and Discharging a Firearm in the City.

It is not known if any of these three incidents are related to one another.

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 #2: Bicycle Rider Critically Injured in Traffic Crash on Mount Scott Boulevard - 08/07/16

The bicycle rider killed on Friday afternoon has been identified as 49-year-old Karla Kalene DeBaillie of Happy Valley, Oregon.

The other driver involved in the crash was identified as 64-year-old Mary Elizabeth Dieter of Washougal, Washington. Dieter was driving a blue 1997 Dodge Ram pick-up truck. Dieter cooperated with investigators and did not display any signs of impairment or distracted driving.

Based on witness statements and evidence collected at the scene, investigators believe that DeBaillie was riding at a speed of 30-35 miles per hour down Mount Scott Boulevard (northbound) and turned left (westbound) at the interchange at 112th Avenue.

Dieter was driving eastbound on Mount Scott Boulevard and was moving to turn left onto 112th Avenue as westbound traffic stopped to allow her to turn. As Dieter crossed over the westbound lane of Mount Scott Boulevard, DeBaillie crashed into the passenger side of the pick-up truck.

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

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The bicycle rider involved in this crash has died making this the 27th traffic fatality in the City of Portland in 2016.

Updates on this crash are not expected to be released until Saturday.

Crash investigators from the Gresham Police Department are assisting in the investigation of the officer-involved crash on Foster Road.

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On Friday August 5, 2016, at 3:07 p.m., East Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a bicycle rider struck by a driver at Southeast 112th Avenue and Mount Scott Boulevard.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the female adult bicycle rider suffering from traumatic injuries. The woman was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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

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

Southeast Mount Scott Boulevard is closed to all traffic between 108th and 112th Avenues.

An East Precinct Sergeant was responding to this crash scene and was involved in a collision at Southeast 112th Avenue and Foster Road. The Sergeant was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The other driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

The intersection of Southeast 112th Avenue and Foster Road is closed. Through traffic should seek an alternate route on Southeast Holgate Boulevard.

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

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

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UPDATE #2: Fatal Crash Investigation Underway on NE 82nd Avenue - 08/07/16

The man killed Friday morning in a traffic crash on Northeast 82nd Avenue has been identified as 69-year-old James Loren Duston of Northeast Portland. Duston was driving a blue 1989 Chevrolet pick-up truck.

The other driver involved in the crash, 38-year-old Nell Symonds of Southeast Portland. She was driving a gray 2012 Toyota Tundra pick-up truck.

Symonds cooperated with investigators and did not show any signs of impairment or distracted driving.

Based on statements and evidence collected at the scene, investigators believe that Symonds, who was driving northbound, ran a red light at the intersection of 82nd Drive (split that heads to the Portland International Airport). Symonds then collided with Duston, who was coming off of 82nd Drive headed southbound on 82nd Avenue.

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

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The roadway is back opened and the investigation is continuing into this fatal crash. Names of the involved parties will likely be released on Saturday.

This is the 26th fatal crash in the City of Portland in 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 Friday August 5, 2016, at 10:48 a.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a crash involving two drivers at Northeast 82nd Avenue and Webster Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located both drivers. One driver, a male in his 60s, was suffering from traumatic injuries. Attempts to revive him were not successful and he died at the scene. The other driver, a female in her 30s, was treated at the scene by medical personnel. She did not display any signs of impairment and is cooperating with investigators.

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

Northeast 82nd Avenue access to the Portland Airport will be affected for several hours due to this crash investigation. Alternate routes include access from Northeast Columbia Boulevard and/or Airport Way.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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Robbery Investigation Underway at Southwest Portland Pharmacy - 08/05/16

On Friday August 5, 2016, at 5:29 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Bowman's Hillsdale Pharmacy, located at 6256 Southwest Capitol Highway.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that two suspects entered the pharmacy and demanded cash and narcotics. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, narcotics and customer property, they left the pharmacy without incident. At least one of the suspects was armed with a handgun.

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

The suspects are described as African American males, 20 to 30 years old, medium to athletic builds. One suspect was wearing tan shorts, a dark shirt, baseball cap, and a backpack. Other suspect was wearing a light blue sweatshirt and a baseball cap.

Robbery detectives do not know if this incident is related to a similar robbery in Hollywood earlier this week.

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

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UPDATE #2: Suspicious Death Investigation Underway in Parkrose Neighborhood (Photo) - 08/05/16

The person found dead yesterday in the Parkrose Neighborhood has been identified as 45-year-old Sou Chiew Saechao.

The Medical Examiner has determined that Saechao died of homicidal violence. Saechao lived in the neighborhood but frequently spent time with and slept on the streets.

There is no suspect information in this case.

This is the 10th homicide in the City of Portland in 2016.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-0696, brad.clifton@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Todd Gradwahl at 503-823-0991, todd.gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov.

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The investigation is continuing into the death of a 45-year-old male found this morning in Northeast Portland. The Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy on Friday to determine the cause and manner of death.

The person detained has been released and there have been no arrests in this case.

Updates are expected to be released after the autopsy on Friday.

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On Thursday August 4, 2016, at 9:43 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of an unconscious male down in the parking lot of St. Rita's Catholic Church, located at 10029 Northeast Prescott Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a 45-year-old male deceased.

Based on some preliminary observations, Homicide detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division have responded to the scene to conduct a death investigation, which is standard procedure for any death with suspicious circumstances. The cause and manner of death will be determined by the Medical Examiner after an autopsy is conducted.

This investigation is in its early stages and no additional information is available for release. At this point, there is no information to suggest any risk to the neighborhood.

One person has been detained as part of this investigation.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is not responding to the scene but is available by email for updates.

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27-Year-Old Man Arrested for Luring a Minor, Sex Abuse (Photo) - 08/05/16

On Thursday August 4, 2016, Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit detectives booked 27-year-old Wesley Zhang into jail in connection with a 2010 sexual assault reported in March 2016.

Zhang was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Sex Abuse in the Second Degree and Luring a Minor (three counts). He will be arraigned on Friday in Multnomah County Court.

This investigation started in March 2016, when a 21-year-old woman reported to police that she was sexually assaulted by Zhang at a park in 2010. Detectives learned that the suspect, Zhang, first contacted the victim in 2006 when she was 11-years-old over an internet game under the aliases of "Furclaw" and "David Cole." The victim at the time was living in the State of Washington.

Zhang told the victim that she was his girlfriend and when the girl was 14, Zhang began repeatedly to engage in sexual behavior with the victim over the phone and Skype. When the victim was 15, Zhang arranged for the girl to come to Portland from the State of Washington to engage in sex with him.

Detectives worked with the victim and developed probable cause to arrest Zhang, which happened Thursday morning without incident after detectives secured an arrest warrant.

Due to information learned during the investigation, detectives believe that there may be more victims of Zhang's behavior.

Anyone with information on this case or other victims should contact Detective Jeff Myers at 503-823-0595, or jeff.myers@portlandoregon.gov.

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UPDATE - ARRESTS: Marijuana Dispensary Robbed at Gunpoint in Southeast Portland on Wednesday Evening (Photo) - 08/04/16

Three men were booked into the Multnomah County Jail early this morning in connection with Wednesday night's robbery at the Mt. Hood Wellness Center Dispensary.

20-year-old Malik Stephens, 20-year-old Vontrell Mills and 23-year-old Jiante Fascan Carter were booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree. They will be arraigned on Friday in Multnomah County Court.

All three were arrested after Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers attempted to stop their vehicle in North Portland approximately 15 minutes after the robbery and the suspects ran from the vehicle. Mills and Stephens were taken into custody shortly after running from the vehicle and Carter was later located hiding in a crawl space after alert community members called 9-1-1.

At the time of the traffic stop, GET officers did not know they three were suspects in an armed robbery and were stopping them for a traffic infraction.

In the vehicle, officers recovered an undisclosed sum of cash, marijuana and other items linking the men to the robbery. A handgun was also seized after it was discovered along a wall outside Jefferson High School by a community member.

Robbery detectives responded to continue the investigation, ultimately determining that the three men were the suspects in the robbery.

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On Wednesday August 3, 2016, at 7:16 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Mt. Hood Wellness Center Dispensary, located at 11121 Southeast Division Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to the employee who told police that three African American males robbed the dispensary of cash. One of the suspects was armed with a handgun.

The suspect with the gun was described as an African American male in his 20s, 5'7" tall, skinny build, clean shaven, with braided hair, and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. The two other suspects were also African American males in their 20s, one in a blue hooded sweatshirt and the other in a gray hooded sweatshirt.

After the robbery, the suspects left the area in an unknown vehicle.

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

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Early Morning Shooting Outside Sunnyside Neighborhood Bar Under Investigation -- No Injuries - 08/04/16

On Thursday August 4, 2016, at 1:30 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a disturbance involving gunfire outside the Triple Nickel Pub, located at 3646 Southeast Belmont Street.

Officers arrived in the area and learned from several witnesses that there was a fight inside the bar followed by gunfire outside the bar. Officers located evidence of gunfire in the street and across the street from the bar at Northwest Battery Supply.

There were no injuries reported as a result of this shooting.

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

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact Detective Bryan Declercque at 503-823-2056, bryan.declercque@portlandoregon.gov.

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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Drunk Driver Booked on Numerous Charges After Attempting to Elude Police on Wednesday Evening (Photo) - 08/04/16

On Wednesday August 3, 2016, 34-year-old Jered Hugh Dinan was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), Reckless Driving, Attempt to Elude on Foot, and Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run). Dinan may face additional charges at the completion of the investigation.

Dinan was arrested after Central Precinct officers received reports on Wednesday evening at approximately 5:00 p.m. of a reckless driver in Southwest Portland. An officer spotted Dinan driving a black 2007 Chrysler 300 on Barbur Boulevard but Dinan sped away from the officer who did not pursue. Dinan then crashed into multiple cars at Southwest Barbur Boulevard and Terwilliger Boulevard and a Barbur and 13th Avenue.

Dinan ran from the traffic crash, across the I-5 freeway and was captured in Burlingame Park.
There were no serious injuries to anyone as a result of the multiple crashes caused b Dinan.

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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Robbery Investigation Underway at Hollywood Neighborhood Pharmacy - 08/02/16

On Tuesday August 2, 2016, at 10:57 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Paulsen's Pharmacy, located at 4246 Northeast Sandy Boulevard. As officers were responding they learned that the suspects left the pharmacy a few minutes before the 9-1-1 call.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees and customers who told police that two to three armed men entered the pharmacy and had everyone lay on the ground. After taking an unknown amount of cash, narcotics and customer property, the suspects left and there were no injuries.

Preliminary information indicates that the suspects are African American males in their 20s, armed with handguns.

Robbery detectives will be investigating and updates will be provided when they become available.

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Two Men Arrested, Shotgun Seized near Kelly Butte after reports of Gunfire on Monday Night (Photo) - 08/02/16

On Monday August 1, 2016, at 11:07 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of the Kelly Butte wooded area, located at Southeast 110th Avenue and Tibbetts Street, after multiple reports of gunfire.

Officers arrived in the area and observed several people leaving the wooded area. One of the people, later identified as 19-year-old Ronald David Nelson, discarded a bag that officers later determined contained a pistol grip shotgun and a spent shotgun shell. Nelson was arrested and a second person, 20-year-old Ronald Lee Spigner Jr. was also arrested as part of this investigation.

Nelson and Spigner were booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

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CORRECTION: Two Suspects Rob Hayden Island Burger King on Monday Morning - 08/01/16

This incident occurred at 8:35 a.m., not p.m. as initially released.

The Bureau regrets the error.

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On Monday August 1, 2016, at 8:35 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Burger King, located at 12225 North Jantzen Drive.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that two men, one armed with a knife, robbed the restaurant of cash.

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

The suspect with the knife is described as a Hispanic male in his 30s, 5'10" to 6'00" tall, wearing a green shirt or sweater and black pants.

The second suspect is described as a white male in his 30s, 5'10" to 6'00" tall, wearing a black baseball cap, green shirt, black jacket, and wearing a backpack.

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

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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Early Morning Shooting in Northeast Portland's Woodlawn Neighborhood - 08/01/16

On August 1, 2016, at 2:55 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the area of Northeast 7th Place and Bryant Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire and a crashed vehicle. As officers arrived they received a call from a nearby resident saying their son arrived home saying someone had been shooting at him.

Officers spoke with the 18-year-old male victim who told police that he was sitting in his vehicle on Northeast 7th Place when another vehicle drove by him and turned onto Bryant Street. The victim told police he heard gunfire and he sped away northbound on 7th Place, crashing into a parked car. The victim was not injured by the gunfire or the crash.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to conduct further 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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UPDATE: Bicycle Rider Killed on 82nd Avenue - Major Crash Team Investigating - 08/01/16

The woman killed on Saturday morning was identified as 25-year-old Lydia Ann Johnson. She died of injuries suffered in the crash.

The driver, 36-year-old Joel Silva, cooperated with investigators and did not show any signs of impairment.

Investigators determined that Silva and Johnson were traveling eastbound on Flavel Street when Silva turned right to southbound on 82nd Avenue and struck Johnson on her bicycle.

As is standard procedure, the case will be presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for a review and consideration of any possible criminal charges, once the investigation is complete. Any possible traffic citations would be issued upon completion of the criminal review of the case.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Officer David Enz at 503-823-2208, david.enz@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Saturday July 30, 2016, at 8:03 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a bicycle rider struck by a driver at Southeast 82nd Avenue and Flavel Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the adult female bicycle rider who was critically injured. Life-saving efforts were not successful and she died at the scene.

The adult male driver in a box truck remained at the scene and has been cooperating with investigators.

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

The intersection of Southeast 82nd Avenue and Flavel Street will be closed in all directions for several hours. Alternate routes include 92nd Avenue and Duke Street.

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

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

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Suspect Robs Northeast Portland Motel Early Monday Morning - 08/01/16

On Monday August 1, 2016, at 4:20 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Inn at Convention Center, located at 420 Northeast Holladay Street.

Officer arrived in the area and contacted the employee who told police that the suspect entered the lobby, armed with a handgun, and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the lobby without incident and walked out of the area.

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

The suspect is described as an unknown race male, 6'2" tall, muscular build, tan or brown sweater over a lighter-colored shirt, tan pants, wearing a mask, and armed with a handgun.

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

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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Domestic Violence Suspect Arrested After Crashing into Police Car, Attempting to Flee (Photo) - 07/31/16

On Saturday July 30, 2016, at 4:16 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a man and woman fighting in the area of Southeast 174th Avenue and Powell Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the female, who was a victim of domestic violence. While officers were investigating the incident, the male suspect started to flee the scene in his vehicle and struck the rear bumper of a parked Police Canine Unit as he left the scene. The suspect was captured as he pulled up to his residence in the 6700 block of Southeast 70th Avenue.

The suspect, 47-year-old Renne Leonard Carter, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Fourth Degree (Domestic Violence), Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run), Reckless Driving, and Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants.

The police dog that was inside the Canine Unit vehicle at the time of the crash was not injured.

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.

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

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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