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UPDATE: Homicide victim on NE Wilkes Rd., has been identified - 08/19/19

Gresham, Ore.- Thirty- eight year old Nathan Butchek from Portland was fatally stabbed near NE Wilkes Rd. and NE 181st Ave.

Detectives are still investigating the homicide and ask anyone with information to please call the Gresham Police at 503.618.2719. No additional information is available at this time.

UPDATE: Missing 12 year old located - 08/18/19

Gresham, Ore - At approximately noon on August 18, police contacted the previously reported missing 12 year old, Dominic, near NE 181/NE Halsey and reunited him with his guardian. Our thanks to everyone who was looking for him.

Guenther
Guenther
Gresham Police Seek Public's Assistance in Search For Missing 12 Year Old Boy (Photo) - 08/18/19

Gresham, Ore.—Gresham Police is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 12-year-old boy who left in the late evening hours of August 17, 2019.

Around 11:00pm, Dominic Guenther left his house on foot and was last seen walking north on NE 196th towards NE Halsey. Dominic is described as a white male, 5-feet-2-inches tall and approximately 130 pounds with dark brown hair and was last seen wearing all dark clothing. He did not take a cell phone or money with him, but he knows how to use public transportation. He has family in the Salem area and may try to go there.

Anyone who sees Dominic, or knows where he is, is asked to call 503-823-3333 or 911 in case of emergency.

Attached Media Files: Guenther
UPDATE: Missing teen sisters located - 08/18/19

Gresham, Ore.- Shortly after midnight on August 18, 2019, police located Emma and Rabecca, the teen sisters that were reported missing the evening of August 17, 2019, and reunited with their guardian.

Police Investigating Homicide Death on NE Wilkes Rd. - 08/17/19

Robin Sells, Chief of Police                                          Malaka Kerbs, Public Information Officer                                                                                                                     

 

Police Investigating Homicide Death on NE Wilkes Rd.

 

RELEASE DATE:               Aug. 17, 2019

CONTACT PERSON:         On-duty PIO
CASE NUMBER:                 19-45126

 

Gresham, Ore.— Gresham Police are investigating a suspicious death of an adult man who was found near the intersection NE Wilkes Rd. and NE 181st Ave.  Police were notified about a man down shortly before 7:00 this morning and the East County Major Crimes Team is now investigating this incident as a homicide.

 

Detectives are wanting to talk with anyone who saw or heard anything in regards this incident and are asking witness to call the Gresham Police at 503.618.2719. No other information is available at this time.

 

  
 

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Police Seek Help Locating Missing Sisters, 13 and 14-Years-Old (Photo) - 08/17/19

Gresham, Ore. – Gresham Police is asking for the public’s assistance in locating missing sisters, Rabecca and Emma Elkins. The girls, 13 and 14-years-old respectively, left their northeast Gresham home around noon on Aug. 16, reportedly to connect with a teen they met online. Rabecca is described as having strawberry brown hair, brown eyes, and is approximately 5-feet-6-inches tall and 150 pounds. Emma is described as having strawberry brown hair, brown eyes, and is approximately 5-feet-2-inches tall and 110 pounds.  They may have been headed toward the East Portland Community Center.

 

Anyone who knows of the girls’ whereabouts is asked to call 503-823-3333 or if needed 911.

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Gresham Police Join Nationwide Safety Belt Blitz and Enhanced DUII Enforcement (Photo) - 08/15/19

GRESHAM, Ore. -- From Aug. 19 through Sept. 1, the Gresham Police Department will work with the Oregon Department of Transportation on a safety belt blitz. The enhanced enforcement is funded by the USDOT's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and will focus on child safety restraints and seatbelt use, distracted driving, DUII, and speeding.

Oregon law requires children under two years of age, regardless of weight, to be restrained in a rear-facing child safety seat. It also requires children weighing less than 40 pounds be restrained in a child safety seat. Children over 40 pounds must be in either a child safety seat or booster seat, until they are eight years old or four-feet-nine-inches tall and the adult safety belt system fits them correctly.

To ensure child safety seats are used correctly, refer to the manufacturer's instructions, your vehicle's owner manual or local child seat fitting station. You can find more information about fitting stations at the following websites: http://www.nhtsa.gov/apps/cps/index.htm or http://www.oregonimpact.org/car-seat-resources.htm

Officers remind passengers that it is illegal for any person under 18 years of age to ride in the open bed of a pickup truck, with very few exceptions. See ORS 811.205 "Carrying Minor on External Part of Vehicle" for details.

And remember, operating a motor vehicle while using a mobile electronic device is not just frowned upon, it will likely land you in court (ORS 811.507).  Please wait to use your phone until you safely reach your destination.  #slowdown #phonedown #clickitorticket

 

 

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Attached Media Files: slow_down.jpg
Phoenix Burks
Phoenix Burks
Police Seek Help Finding Endangered Child (Photo) - 08/08/19

Gresham, Ore. – Police are looking for an endangered 12-month-old child, Phoenix Burks, who was last seen with her mother almost a week ago.  On Aug. 1, the court ordered Phoenix be taken into protective custody.  When the Department of Human Services contacted the child’s mother, 20-year-old Raemi Carter, she immediately fled with Phoenix.  Carter has connections in Oregon, California and Nevada.

 

Anyone who has information about Phoenix’s whereabouts is encouraged to call the non-emergency police dispatch line at 503.823.3333 or if needed, 911.

Attached Media Files: Phoenix Burks , Raemi Carter
Leaving Safeway
Leaving Safeway
Update: Police Seek Help Locating Missing Man (Photo) - 08/05/19

Robin Sells, Chief of Police                                            Malaka Kerbs, Public Information Officer                                                                                                                  

 

 

Police Seek Help Locating Missing Man

 

RELEASE DATE:               August 4, 2019

CONTACT PERSON:         On Duty PIO
CASE NUMBER:                 19-42369

 

Gresham, Ore. – Gresham Police is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 67-year-old man with dementia.  James Lee Rivers was last seen at the Highland Safeway at 1001 SW Highland Dr., in Gresham between 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Rivers has salt and pepper hair and brown eyes.  He is approximately 5-feet-11-inches tall and 175 pounds.  Rivers was last seen wearing a dark jacket with white lettering, a green shirt with “Just Do It” on the front, blue shorts, white shoes and a light-colored ball cap.

 

Anyone who knows of Rivers’ whereabouts is encouraged to call the non-emergency police dispatch line at 503.823.3333 or if needed, 911.

 

Update: Police located James Rivers.  Thanks for everyone’s help.

Attached Media Files: Leaving Safeway , Rivers.JPG
Cassius and Raymond Hill
Cassius and Raymond Hill
Update: Police Seek Help Locating Missing 9-Year-Old and 10-Year-Old Brothers (Photo) - 08/02/19

Gresham, Ore. – Gresham Police is asking for the public’s assistance in locating missing 9-year-old and 10-year-old brothers. Cassius and Raymond Hill were last seen today around 12:07 p.m. leaving their home at 200 block of NE 162nd Ave. in Gresham. They ran away to avoid disciple at home.

Both boys have short black hair and light brown skin. Cassius was last seen wearing a red shirt and pajama pants. Raymond was last seen wearing a green shirt and grey shorts.

Gresham Police are actively searching the area for the brothers.

Anyone who knows of Cassius or Raymond’s whereabouts is asked to call 911

 

UPDATE:  Missing 9-year-old and 10-year-old brothers, Cassius and Raymond Hill, have been located.  They were located by Gresham Police near SE 201st Ave and SE Stark St around 5:00 p.m. They were found safe and have been reunited with family.  Thanks to everyone that assisted in searching for them.

 

 

Attached Media Files: Cassius and Raymond Hill
Kahlani Crane Chavez
Kahlani Crane Chavez
Update: Gresham Police Seeking Welfare Check On 8-Month-Old Girl (Photo) - 07/30/19

Gresham, Ore. – Police are seeking a welfare check on an 8-month-old girl who was last seen in Gresham on the evening of July 26th, 2019 with her father, 27-year-old B.J. Crane Jr. of Portland.  

 

Crane was supposed to return his 8-month-old daughter, Kahlani, to her biological mother, 23-year-old Alondra Chavez, on July 27th. Crane has not been in communication with his family or law enforcement and his whereabouts are unknown currently.

UPDATE:  8-month-old Kahlani Crane Chavez has been located.  She is safe and has been reunited with mom.  Thanks to everyone that assisted in locating her.

Gresham Detectives are continuing to search for Crane and are seeking the public’s assistance.

 

Anyone with knowledge of Crane or his whereabouts is encouraged to call the non-emergency police dispatch line at 503.823.3333.

Attached Media Files: Kahlani Crane Chavez , BJ Crane