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UPDATE: Fatal Traffic Crash Investigation on Interstate 84 Continues - 04/20/18

Investigators continue to investigate a fatal crash that began on Thursday, April 19, 2018, on eastbound Interstate 84 between Northeast 82nd Avenue and Interstate 205.

This investigation began on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 11:35 p.m., when officers responded to the report of a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of Northeast 99th Avenue and Northeast Glisan Street. As officers responded to the crash, they learned one of the involved vehicles had driven away from the scene. Officers arrived at the crash and located a red Ford Mustang and its driver. The driver suffered minor injuries and did not require transport to an area hospital by ambulance for treatment.

Officers learned the vehicle that was driven from the crash scene was a white Toyota Celica. Additional officers searched the area for the suspected hit and run vehicle and its driver. An officer located a vehicle that matched the suspected hit and run vehicle's description in the 1300 block of Northeast 99th Avenue. The officer attempted to stop the white Toyota Celica and the driver. The suspected hit and run driver fled from the officer in the Celica and proceeded west onto eastbound Interstate 84 from Northeast 99th Avenue. As the driver of the white Toyota Celica drove the wrong way on eastbound Interstate 84, an officer pursued the suspected hit and run driver. Shortly after driving east on westbound Interstate 84, the driver of the Celica collided with a yellow Toyota Prius being driven eastbound on Interstate 84. The collision between the Prius and Celica occurred east of Northeast 82nd Avenue. Upon observing the crash, the pursuing officer requested emergency medical personnel respond to the scene.

Emergency medical personnel responded to the scene and determined the suspected hit and driver was deceased. The driver and only occupant of the Toyota Prius was transported to an area hospital by ambulance with what were believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

The Police Bureau requested the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Criminal Reconstruction and Forensic Team (CRAFT) respond to assume the investigation since there was a Portland Police Officer who was present but not directly involved in the crash when it occurred.

As part of the review of this case, an After Action Report will be completed and reviewed to determine adherence to policy. The Portland Police Bureau's Professional Standards Division will also complete a review and investigation of the police actions involved in this incident.

Anyone with information about this crash should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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On Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 11:42p.m., East Precinct officers began an investigation involving a two vehicle crash that occurred on eastbound Interstate 84 east of Northeast 82nd Avenue.

Responding officers and emergency medical personnel located two vehicles involved in this crash. Emergency medical personnel determined the driver and only occupant of one vehicle was deceased. The driver and only occupant of the second vehicle involved in this crash sustained what are believed to be serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital by ambulance.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Criminal Reconstruction and Forensic Team (CRAFT) has been requested to respond and lead this fatal traffic crash investigation.

During this traffic crash investigation, eastbound Interstate 84 will be closed at Northeast 82nd Avenue. The closure is expected to remain in effect for the following six to eight hours.

This investigation is ongoing. No additional information is expected to be provided regarding this crash until later in the investigation.

Anyone with information about this crash should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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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Bank Robbery Wednesday Morning in Portland's Pearl District -- No Injuries - 04/20/18

On Friday, April 20, 2018, at 11:23 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Bank of West, located at 905 Northeast Halsey Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with employees who told police the suspect entered the credit union and displayed a note demanding money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash the suspect left the location without incident.

Officers searched the area but did not locate the suspect.

The suspect is described as a white male, 30 to 40-years-old, five feet eight inches tall, with grey hair and scruffy mustache and beard.

Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail detectives and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents will continue this robbery investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail Detective Brett Hawkinson at 503-823-1080 or Brett.Hawkinson@PortlandOregon.gov, or the Portland office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at 503-224-4181.

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32-year-old Man Arrested for Luring and On-Line Sexual Corruption (Photo) - 04/20/18

On Thursday April 19, 2018, officers with East Precinct's Sex Trafficking Unit arrested a 32-year-old man in connection with the online luring of a child.

Douglas E. Brandow was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempt Rape in the Second Degree, Attempted Sodomy in the Second Degree, Purchasing Sex with a Minor, Attempted Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree, Online Sexual Corruption of a Child in the First Degree, and three counts of Luring a Minor.

This investigation began on April 18, 2018 when the Sex Trafficking Unit received a tip from the Washington State Patrol regarding possible criminal activity perpetrated by Brandow. An undercover officer posing as an underage female on a social media account contacted Brandow. Brandow repeatedly contacted the undercover officer in an attempt to build a sexual relationship with the officer who he believed was an underage age female. Brandow expressed a desire to meet with the minor for purposes of a sexual nature.

Brandow designated a time and location in Portland to meet the juvenile female. When he arrived at the location the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit took him into custody.

Investigators believe there may be additional victims. If you have information regarding Brandow or are a victim, please contact the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit at 503-823-4867.

If you know someone that is a potential predator or a victim of this type of crime, please contact the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit at 503-823-4800, the Sexual Assault Resource Center hotline 1-800-640-5311; or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 1-800-843-5678 or via the Cyber Tipline: http://www.missingkids.org/CyberTiipline

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Attached Media Files: Douglas E Brandow
Traffic #Alert: Major Crash Team Investigation Underway on NE Marine Dr - One Person Deceased - 04/20/18

On Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 11:12 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a crash involving a motorcycle and vehicle near the intersection of Northeast Marine Drive and Northeast 6th Drive.

When officers arrived at the crash scene, they located an adult male motorcycle operator and motorcycle on the roadway. Emergency medical responders provided medical aid and transported the injured motorcycle operator by ambulance to an area hospital. After the motorcycle operator arrived at an area hospital, medical personnel determined he was deceased.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to lead this fatal traffic crash investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to assist with this investigation.

During this crash investigation, Northeast Marine Drive will be closed between Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard and Northeast 33rd Avenue. The closure is expected to remain in effect for the next one to two hours.

This investigation is ongoing. Additional information will be provided as the investigation continues.

Anyone with information about this crash should contact the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division at 503-823-2103.

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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Jacauree T Walker
Jacauree T Walker
Suspect Arrested In Connection to April 7th Shooting (Photo) - 04/19/18

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail and Multnomah County Parole and Probation Office arrested 21-year-old Jacauree T. Walker in connection with an April 7th shooting investigation.

This investigation began on April 7, 2018, at 8:20 p.m., when East Precinct and Transit Division officers responded to the report of a shooting at the 82nd Avenue Transit Station, located at 1515 Northeast 82nd Avenue.

When officers arrived at the transit station, they contacted several witnesses and a person believed to be the intended victim of the shooting.

Based on information gathered during the investigation, officers believe Walker was involved in a verbal altercation with an adult male passenger on a TriMet bus traveling on 82nd Avenue. When the bus arrived at the 82nd Avenue Transit Station, Walker and the passenger exited the bus. While the passenger and Walker were at the transit station, Walker reportedly fired a handgun at the passenger. The passenger was not struck by gunfire and Walker fled the scene prior to police arriving.

During the investigation, officers and detectives gathered surveillance footage from TriMet surveillance cameras, as well as additional information from witnesses. Walker was identified as the suspect in this shooting investigation. On Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Multnomah County Parole and Probation officers located and arrested Walker on a probation violation related to a previous conviction of Possession of a Forged Instrument.

Assault Detail detectives lodged Walker at the Multnomah County Jail. Upon review of this investigation, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office issued the following charges: Attempt Murder, Attempt to Commit a Class A Felony, Unlawful Use of a Weapon (two counts), Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Detective Arjay Dran at 503-823-0483 or Arjay.Dran@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Jacauree T Walker
Shooting Investigation Thursday Morning in Portland's Lents Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 04/19/18

On Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 7:49 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 9200 block of Southeast Henry Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located an occupied residence that was struck by gunfire, as well as two parked and unoccupied vehicles that were damaged by the gunfire. During the investigation, officers also learned a dog, which was located in the home at the time of the shooting, was struck by gunfire and sustained injuries as a result of the shooting. The dog was transported to a veterinary hospital by private vehicle for treatment of injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening. There were no other reported injuries as a result of this shooting.

Officers canvassed the area, looking for suspects and evidence. During the canvass, officers located evidence of gunfire on the roadway in the 9200 block of Southeast Henry Street.

Officers and investigators continue to investigate this shooting and there is no suspect description to provide at this time in the investigation.

Based on the preliminary information, the Gang Enforcement Team will be conducting the investigation. Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance footage of the shooting is asked to call Detective Meghan Burkeen at 503-823-2092 or Meghan.Burkeen@portlandoregon.gov

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 offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Gabriel J Sandoval
UPDATE #3: Suspect Identified in CNT and SERT Incident (Photo) - 04/18/18

The suspect involved in a Special Emergency Reaction Team and Crisis Negotiation Team call-out has been identified as 27-year-old Gabriel J. Sandoval.

This incident started at 11:23 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in the 5500 block of Northeast 55th Avenue when North Precinct officers responded to a community member's request to perform a welfare check. The incident concluded at 5:33 p.m., today when Sandoval was taken into custody by members of the Special Emergency Reaction Team.

Sandoval was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail for warrants related to charges of Failing to Perform the Duties of a Driver Causing Injury, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Interfering with a Police Officer, Attempt Burglary in the Second Degree, and Robbery.

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The suspect who fled from North Precinct officers and barricaded himself in an apartment at the Villas de Mariposas North, located at 5205 Northeast Killingsworth Street, has been taken into custody.

SERT and CNT have taken a wanted suspect into custody. Members of SERT and CNT worked for approximately four and one-quarter hours to safely apprehend this suspect.

Community members impacted by this search are able to return to their homes at this time.

Traffic in the area of Northeast Killingsworth Street and Northeast 52nd Avenue may be impacted for the next 30 minutes as equipment is moved from the area.

Students attending Trinity Lutheran Church School and Albina Head Start on Northeast Killingsworth Street have been connected with their parents and guardians.

The suspect's identity will be released once he is lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

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Members of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are continuing to attempt to locate and take into custody a suspect who has multiple felony warrants and is believed to be armed.
 
This incident started on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at 11:23 a.m., when North Precinct officers responded to the request to perform a welfare check at a residence in the 5500 block of Northeast 55th Avenue.  
 
When officers arrived at the location and attempted to contact occupants of the residence, a male ran from the location.  Officers learned the male who ran from the location had multiple warrants for his arrest and may be armed.  During the initial investigation, officers established a perimeter around the neighborhood and continued to gather information.  Additional officers searched the residence and performed a welfare check; it was determined there were no injured persons inside the apartment.
 
As officers continued to search for the suspect, officers learned he likely entered and was hiding in an apartment in the 5200 block of Northeast Killingsworth Street.  Members of Crisis Negotiation Team and Special Emergency Reaction Team responded to the location to attempt to take the suspect into custody.   Negotiators with the Crisis Negotiation Team are attempting to contact and negotiate with the suspect who is believed to be inside. 
 
Officers are assisting some residents of the Villas de Mariposas North, located at 5205 Northeast Killingsworth Street.

During the incident, community members should stay away from the immediate area.  Northeast Killingsworth Street remains closed between Southeast 52nd Avenue and Southeast 55th Avenue.
 
Parents and guardians who are picking up their children because of the end of the school day at Trinity Lutheran Church should come to the south side of the school.  Parents and guardians should drive east on Northeast Emerson Street from Northeast 52nd Avenue.  The gate to the parking lot has been opened and students may be picked up on the south side of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Albina Head Start, located at 5249 Northeast Killingsworth Street, will remain on lockout at this time. Students will not be released from the location while this incident is occurring.
 
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The Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to the area of the 5500 block of Northeast 55th Avenue to assist officers with a neighborhood search for a wanted and possibly armed suspect.

The area affected by this police incident is between Northeast 49th Avenue to Northeast 52nd Avenue from Northeast Killingsworth Street to Northeast Church Street. Community members should stay away from the area during this incident.

Northeast Killingsworth Street is closed from Northeast 49th Avenue to Northeast 52nd Avenue.

Albina Head Start and Trinity Lutheran School have been placed on lock-down during the neighborhood search.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene and will provide updates when they become available. At this time interested media should stage near the intersection of Northeast 57th Avenue and Northeast Killingsworth Street.

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Attached Media Files: Gabriel J Sandoval
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Police Bureau Aware of Hate Speech Fliers Circulating in Community (Photo) - 04/18/18

The Portland Police Bureau has been made aware that there are some anti-Jewish leaflets being distributed in the Portland area.

The Police Bureau is aware that these types of leaflets, while not specifically calling for violence, may create fear and uncertainty in the community and can lead to others committing violence on behalf of an ideology.

The Portland Police Bureau is asking that any information about who may be distributing these leaflets to be shared by email at crimetips@portlandoregon.gov

Any member of the community who needs to report an emergency is asked to call 9-1-1. For non-emergent information, people are asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

The Bureau investigates all reported incidents of bias crimes and encourages any member of our community who is the victim of such a crime to contact law enforcement. Under Oregon law, bias crimes are defined as any criminal act that targets a victim based on the suspect's perception of the victim's race, color, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin. Detectives work to determine whether or not bias elements are present during the reported crime that align with Oregon law as defined in ORS:

* ORS 166.165 - Intimidation in the First Degree - https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/166.165

* ORS 166.155 -- Intimidation in the Second Degree - https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/166.155

If you have been the victim of a bias crime assault, immediately call 9-1-1. If you have been the victim of a bias crime, such as vandalism or graffiti, please call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

To learn more about bias crime investigations, please visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/423009

The Bureau has several community advisory groups and outreach opportunities for community members and police officers to come together. Advisory groups include the Portland Muslim Community Police Council, the Alliance for Safer Communities, the African American Advisory Council, and the Slavic Advisory Council. To learn more about these advisory groups and the Bureau's commitment to the Portland community, please visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/30379

Additionally, the City of Portland is a partner in Portland United Against Hate, which is a community initiated partnership of Community Based Organizations, Neighborhood Associations, concerned communities and the City. To learn more, please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/72583

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Suspect Detained During Stabbing Investigation in Portland's Old Town/ Chinatown - One Person Injured - 04/18/18

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at 8:02 a.m., Transit Police Division and Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing at the Union Station Transit Station, located at 500 Northwest 5th Avenue.

When officers arrived on scene they immediately provide emergency first aid to the adult male victim. Emergency medical responders arrived on scene and provided medical aid and transported the victim to the hospital by ambulance for treatment of what are believed to be serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

As officers continued the investigation, they located a suspect near the crime scene. The suspect was taken into custody without incident and will be identified if and when he is lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

Based on preliminary information, officers believe the suspect and victim were involved in a disturbance during which time the victim sustained injuries likely caused by a sharp bladed instrument.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail and Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to assist with this investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Assault Detail at 503-823-0479.

Check TriMet.org/alerts for updates regarding TriMet service disruptions at the Union Station Transit Station, located at 500 Northwest 5th Avenue.

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Suspect Arrested After Officers Respond to Reports of Gunfire in Portland's Gateway Neighborhood -- No Known Injuries (Photo) - 04/18/18

On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 10:54 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 1100 block of Northeast 99th Avenue.

As officers responded to the area, multiple callers contacted the Bureau of Emergency Communication (BOEC) and provided a description and last known location of the possible suspect in this shooting. Officers searched the area for the suspect and any victims.

During the search, officers located a man lying on the roadway in the 1400 block of Northeast 99th Avenue. The man lying on the roadway matched the suspect description provided by witnesses. Officers approached the man, took him into custody and requested medical personnel respond to assess the man for possible injuries sustained at the time of the reported shooting. Emergency medical personnel arrived and provided the man medical aid and transported him to an area hospital by ambulance for a minor injury. Upon assessment by medical personnel it was determined the man had not sustained any injuries indicating he was struck by gunfire.

As officers canvassed the immediate area where the man was located, a firearm with a high capacity magazine was located and seized. Officers also located evidence of gunfire in the 1100 block of Northeast 99th Avenue. Officers did not locate any property damage as a result of this shooting during a search of the area.

Based on information learned during the investigation, officers believe the suspect fired multiple rounds from the firearm that was recovered at the scene and at some point fell to the ground and remained on the ground until officers arrived at the scene.

After medical assessment at an area hospital, officers lodged the suspect to the Multnomah County Jail.

No gunshot victims were found at the scene or arrived at area hospitals in connection with this shooting.

The suspect in this shooting has been identified as 43-year-old Jeuan J. Marks. Marks was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Possession of Methamphetamine.

Based on preliminary information, the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gang Enforcement Team responded to lead the investigation. Anyone with information, including surveillance footage, of this shooting should contact Gang Enforcement Team investigators at 503-823-4106.

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://dev.portlandoregon.gov/police/news/%3Ca%20href=">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, https://dev.portlandoregon.gov/police/news/%3Ca%20href=">http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

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Store Robbed Tuesday Night on SE 82nd Ave - No Injuries or Arrest - 04/17/18

On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 9:06 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Plaid Pantry, located at 6440 Southeast 82nd Avenue. 

Officers arrived at the store and learned a suspect entered the location and demanded money while implying he possessed a gun.  After obtaining one carton of cigarettes the suspects left the location without incident. 

Responding officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.  The suspect was described as a white male, five feet ten inches tall, with a medium to stocky build.

There are no surveillance images available for public release at this time. 

Investigators with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail will continue this investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery Detail detectives at 503-823-0405. 

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.  Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. 

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

Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers. 

Submit an anonymous tip:  Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips. 

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823 ">https://www.p3tips.com/823 ">https://www.p3tips.com/823  Call 503-823-HELP (4357) 

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UPDATE: The Missing 20-Year-Old Man Was Located - 04/17/18

Kayleb Epperson was safely located after community members contacted Portland State University Campus Police. PSU Campus Police contacted Epperson and have reunited him with his family.

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The shorts Epperson was last seen wearing are described as dark grey and not blue as originally released.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate 20-year-old Kayleb Epperson. On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 3:16 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Shilo Inn Rose Garden, located at 1506 Northeasat 2nd Ave, on the report that Epperson was missing.

Epperson is described as a white male, 6'3" tall, 180 pounds, with brown hair, and brown eyes. Epperson was last seen wearing a dark grey shorts. A picture captured of Epperson as he walked in the Shilo Inn has been provided with this press release.

Epperson is not familiar with the Portland metropolitan area.

Anyone who sees Epperson should immediately call 9-1-1 so officers can check his welfare.

Anyone with non-emergent information should contact Detective Heidi Helwig at Heidi.Helwig@portlandoregon.gov

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Officers Arrest Two Suspects During Traffic Stop Related to Illegal Drug and Firearm Possession (Photo) - 04/17/18

On Monday, April 16, 2018, at 10:36 p.m., a North Precinct officer performed a traffic stop on a gray Nissan Altima near the intersection of Northeast 72nd Avenue and Northeast Killingsworth Street.

During the traffic stop, the officer learned the vehicle was associated with recent reports of mail theft. As the officer continued the traffic stop, she recognized the passenger of the vehicle, later identified as 41-year-old Mark T. Goldsby, as a suspect in a previous firearms investigation from March 8, 2018. During the March investigation, Goldsby ran from officers, but was ultimately arrested and transported to jail. Days after this arrest and after Goldsby had been released from jail, neighbors near where the incident had occurred, contacted police to report they had found a firearm on their property. As officers reviewed surveillance footage from March 8, 2018, they observed that the suspect had thrown an object onto the property prior to being arrested. Based on this new information, Goldsby was taken into custody on April 16, 2018 in connection with the March 8 investigation into the illegal possession of a firearm.

The driver of the vehicle, 37-year-old Marci A. Harris, was also taken into custody after officers located a firearm, suspected stolen mail, and a substance they believed to be methamphetamine inside the vehicle. These items were located and seized during an inventory search of the vehicle. When officers inspected the firearm involved, they learned it was reported stolen in 2006.

Harris was booked into the Multnomah County jail on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Mail Theft, and Theft in the Second Degree by Receiving. Goldsby was lodged into the jail on two counts of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Theft in the First Degree by Receiving, and a Parole Violation for a previous conviction of Murder.

Anyone with information about Harris or Goldsby should contact Officer Derek Carmon with the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gun Task Force at Derek.Carmon@portlandoregon.gov

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Chief Outlaw Selects New Executive Team; Promotes Captains (Photo) - 04/16/18

On Monday, April 16, 2018, Chief Danielle Outlaw announced the new executive team for the Portland Police Bureau. She has selected Captain Bob Day, currently assigned to the Training Division, as the new Deputy Chief; Acting Captain Ryan Lee, currently assigned to Central Precinct, as the Assistant Chief/Operations Branch; and Jami Resch, currently assigned as the Acting Commander of North Precinct, as Assistant Chief/Investigations. Assistant Chief Chris Davis will remain in the Chief's Office as Assistant Chief/Services.

"Thank you to the community stakeholders who took part in the comprehensive process to select the new Deputy Chief. These selections were made after careful thought and consideration," said Chief Outlaw.

"These individuals have demonstrated leadership, creativity in the use of resources and ideas to get the job done, and willingness to make changes when and where they are needed. I am confident they will help implement my vision and goals for the Bureau and develop new leaders for the future.

"My sincere thank you to Assistant Chief Chris Uehara for his leadership and dedication to community engagement. He fully understands our need to reach out and build relationships and I appreciate his commitment. Thank you also to Acting Assistant Chief Dave Hendrie for stepping up to lead the Investigations Branch these past few months and playing a critical role when asked."

In addition, the Chief will promote the following Lieutenants to the rank of Captain:

*Michael Frome
*Erica Hurley
*Peter Mahuna
*Wendi Steinbronn

More information about lieutenants and sergeants promotions and assignments will be announced later this week. The new assignments are effective May 3, 2018.

The Chief also made changes to the Bureau's organizational structure. The Criminal Intelligence Unit will now report to the Chief's Office; and the Rapid Response Team, Canine Unit and Reserves Unit will report to the Tactical Operations Division. A new organizational chart can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/250329

A bio for Captain Bob Day can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/680633

Bios for the Assistant Chiefs can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/680634

Photos are attached to this release.

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CORRECTION: Shooting Investigation Early Sunday Morning in Portland's Mount Scott-Arleta Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 04/15/18

The locations struck by gunfire early Sunday morning were an occupied residence and the Mount Scott Park Center for Learning, located at 6148 Southeast Holgate Boulevard, not a church as originally released.

The Bureau regrets this error.

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On Sunday, April 15, 2018, at 3:15 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a gunfire in the 6100 block of Southeast Holgate Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and searched for victims, suspects, witnesses and any evidence of gunfire. During a canvass of the neighborhood, officers located a residence and the Mount Scott Park Center for Learning in the 6100 block of Southeast Holgate Boulevard that were struck by gunfire.

Officers checked both locations and determined no one was injured in either location. No gunshot victims were found at the scene or arrived at area hospitals in connection with this shooting.

At this time no suspects have been located in connection with this shooting investigation. There are no suspect descriptions to provide the public at this time in the investigation.

Based on preliminary information, the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gang Enforcement Team will continue this investigation. Anyone with information, including surveillance footage, of this shooting should contact Gang Enforcement Team investigators at 503-823-4106.

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://dev.portlandoregon.gov/police/news/%3Ca%20href=">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, https://dev.portlandoregon.gov/police/news/%3Ca%20href=">http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous. Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers. Submit an anonymous tip: Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://dev.portlandoregon.gov/police/news/%3Ca%20href=">https://www.p3tips.com/823 

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Officers Arrest Suspect After Assault with Knife in the Pearl District - One Person Injured - 04/15/18

On Sunday, April 15, 2018, at 5:02 a.m., a Central Precinct officer was in the area of Northwest Naito Parkway and Northwest 9th Avenue when she observed a person in distress.

As a Central Precinct officer was responding to an unrelated call for service she drove by a black Cadillac CTS near the intersection of Northwest Naito Parkway and Northwest 9th Avenue. When the officer drove by the Cadillac, she heard an occupant calling for assistance. The officer immediately positioned her patrol vehicle to contact the occupants of the Cadillac and requested additional officers respond to the area.

Officers performed a traffic stop and contacted the occupants of the Cadillac. When the vehicle stopped the adult female victim exited the vehicle and informed officers she had been stabbed. The suspect exited the driver's door of the vehicle and was taken into custody without incident.

Emergency medical personnel responded to the scene and treated the victim for the injury. The victim did not require transport to an area hospital by ambulance for her injury.

During the preliminary investigation, officers learned the victim and suspect - the only occupants of the Cadillac - were involved in an altercation in the vehicle. The driver reportedly assaulted the victim with a knife during the altercation.

During a search, officers located and seized a knife inside the Cadillac.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail responded to lead the investigation.

The suspect has been identified as 69-year-old Curtis C. Watkins. Watkins was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Anyone with information about this incident or Watkins should contact Detective Michael Greenlee at 503-823-0416 or Michael.Greenlee@portlandoregon.gov

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Pilcy Manual
Pilcy Manual
Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input On Directives (Photo) - 04/15/18

The Portland Police Bureau directs member action through the establishment of policy, procedure, and rule, as found within Directives. The Bureau is in the process of reviewing all of its Directives and seeks public comments.

Currently, the Bureau is asking for the community's feedback regarding the following Directive(s).

1st Universal Review period: 4/15/18-4/30/18
*Directive 660.10 Property and Evidence Procedures

Community members are encouraged to read these Directives at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/59757 and follow the link at the bottom of the draft to provide comments. This webpage also enables community members to sign up for email notifications when new or revised directives are posted.


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Attached Media Files: Pilcy Manual
Marijuana Dispensary Robbed Thursday Evening in Portland's South Portland Neighborhood - No Arrests and Injuries - 04/14/18

On Friday, April 13, 2018, at 9:00 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Zion Cannabis Dispensary, located at 2331 Southwest 6th Avenue. 

Officers arrived at the dispensary and learned a suspect entered the location and demanded money while implying he possessed a firearm and knife. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash the suspect left the location without incident. 

Responding officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.  The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 35-years-old and five feet eight inches tall.

There are no surveillance images available for public release at this time. 

Investigators with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail will continue this investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery Detail detectives at 503-823-0405. 

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.  Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. 

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

Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers. 

Submit an anonymous tip:  Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips. 

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823 ">https://www.p3tips.com/823 ">https://www.p3tips.com/823  Call 503-823-HELP (4357) 

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Carl E Hollingquest
Officers Arrest Suspect After Carjacking in Portland's Mill Park Neighborhood (Photo) - 04/14/18

On Friday, April13, 2018, at 11:14 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a carjacking in the 700 block of Southeast 130th Avenue.

When officers arrived at the location of the robbery, they learned a suspect approached the victim as she was seated in the driver seat of her maroon Nissan Pathfinder. The Pathfinder was parked in a driveway. As the victim was seated in the vehicle, the suspect approached the Pathfinder, implied he had a weapon and demanded the vehicle. The victim exited the vehicle at which time the suspect entered and drove away in the stolen Pathfinder without incident.

As the investigation continued, officers provided the description of the stolen Pathfinder to officers throughout the city.

At 11:42 p.m., Friday evening, a North Precinct officer located the stolen Pathfinder being driven near Northeast 148th Avenue and Northeast Sandy Boulevard. Officers attempted to stop the driver and stolen vehicle, but the suspect continued driving west on Northeast Sandy Boulevard. Officers pursued the vehicle. Near the intersection of Northeast 102nd Avenue and Northeast Sandy Boulevard, officers utilized a pursuit intervention technique (PIT) and a box-in maneuver to stop the vehicle. Once officers stopped the vehicle, the driver continued to try and drive away, but officers were able to successfully prevent the vehicle and suspect from fleeing in the vehicle. Officers took the suspect into custody.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail responded to assume the investigation.

The suspect has been identified as 26-year-old Carl E. Hollingquest. Hollingquest was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree, Robbery in the Second Degree, Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Methamphetamine, and a probation violation for a previous conviction of Possession of Dangerous Drugs.

Anyone with information about Hollingquest should contact the Robbery Detail Detective Tracy Chamberlin at 503-823-4783 or Tracy.Chamberlin@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Carl E Hollingquest
Chanh Tran
Chanh Tran
Suspect Indicted in Connection with 2012 Investigation (Photo) - 04/13/18

On Thursday, April 5, 2018, 49-year-old Chanh Van Tran was indicted by a Multnomah County Grand Jury on charges of Rape in the Third Degree, Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree, and two counts of Sodomy in the Second Degree.

This investigation began in 2012 when a Portland Police Bureau Detective Division Sex Crimes Unit Victim Specialist and a member of the Youth Services Division received a report of a sexual assault from a victim, who was 14 years old at the time of the reported assault. Members of the Sex Crimes Unit continued the investigation.

Tran is currently serving time in the Oregon Department of Corrections for an unrelated charge.

This is the most recent indictment as part of a broader effort in Portland to test previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits. Through the combined assistance of the U.S. Department of Justice Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) and the District Attorney's Office of New York (DANY) grants, a work group is committed to bringing justice to victims, identifying offenders and solving more cold cases.

The Sex Crimes Unit, a victim-centered and trauma-informed investigative unit, encourages those who have had a SAFE kit collected prior to 2015 to contact the roseproject@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0125.

Because of the very personal and confidential nature of these crimes, the Rose Project will not provide information to anyone except the victim listed in the respective police report.

For more information on the Rose Project, visit: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/568261

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Attached Media Files: Chanh Tran
Justin D Ames
Justin D Ames
CORRECTION: Suspect Arrested in Connection to Wednesday Assault Investigation Involving an Elderly Victim (Photo) - 04/13/18

The assault that was reported on Wednesday occurred in the 800 block of Northeast Broadway.

The Police Bureau regrets this error.

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On Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 11:11 a.m., North Precinct officers arrested 25-year-old Justin D. Ames near the intersection of North Larrabee Avenue and North Broadway in connection to a Wednesday evening assault.

This investigation began on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at 5:10 p.m., when North Precinct officers responded to the report of an assault in the 800 block of Northeast Broadway. When officers and emergency medical person arrived, they located an elderly female who sustained a head injury as a result of the assault. The victim was transported to an area hospital by ambulance with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

During the investigation, officers learned the suspect approached the victim and shoved her into a parked vehicle. Based on information provided by surveillance footage and witnesses, the assault was described as unprovoked. Officers later learned the victim did not know the suspect.

Officers performed a search of the neighborhood after the assault, but did not locate the suspect. Information was provided to officers during subsequent shifts. Officers patrolling in the area of North Larrabee Avenue and North Broadway observed Ames late Thursday morning. Officers contacted and took Ames into custody without incident.

Ames was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Assault in the Second Degree.

Anyone with information about Ames should contact Detective Travis Fields at 503-823-4104 or Travis.Fields@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Justin D Ames
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Vision Zero
41 Citations Issued During Thursday Evening #VisionZero Traffic Safety Mission (Photo) - 04/13/18

During the evening hours of Thursday April 12, 2018, members of the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division ( https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/30559 ), partnered with officers from Central, North, and East Precincts, to conduct a Vision Zero traffic safety mission along Southeast Division Street and Southeast Stark Street from Southeast 92nd Avenue to Southeast 148th Avenue. The roadways in the area of Thursday's mission are designated Vision Zero high-crash corridors.

Officers focused on dangerous behaviors and the officers were free to make traffic stops on drivers, pedestrians and bicycle riders as they saw appropriate. The officers were encouraged to share information about the Vision Zero program during these contacts. As always, officers were allowed the discretion to issue citations, warnings or classes.

During this traffic safety mission, 41 citations were issued along with 31 written warnings.

The Traffic Division and precinct personnel 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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Attached Media Files: Vision Zero
Evidence
Evidence
Two Suspects Arrested on DUII and Weapons Charges During Friday Morning Traffic Stop (Photo) - 04/13/18

On Friday, April 13, 2018, at 1:39 a.m., Central Precinct officers observed a blue Lincoln Town Car speeding in the area of Southeast Powell Boulevard and Southeast 20th Avenue.

An officer performed a traffic stop on the Lincoln Town Car. During the traffic stop an officer observed evidence that the driver was operating the vehicle under the influence of intoxicants and another officer viewed a firearm in the vehicle. As the investigation continued, officers located two loaded firearms, a knife, handcuffs, pepper spray, a baton, seven grams of cocaine and $1000.00. The items and money were seized as evidence (a photograph of the evidence has been provided with this release).

Officers took two suspects into custody in relation to this investigation. The driver and passenger of the Lincoln were identified as 50-year-old Khomphakanh Vondara and 34-year-old Micah R. Rascoe, respectively.

Vondara and Rascoe were lodged at the Multnomah County Jail. Vondara was lodged on charges of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants and Reckless Driving. Rascoe was lodged on two counts of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, three counts of Carry Concealed Weapon, two counts of Possession of a Loaded Firearm, one count each of Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon, Theft in the First Degree, Possession of Cocaine, and Delivery of Cocaine.

Anyone with information about Vondara or Rascoe should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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Attached Media Files: Evidence , Micah R Roscoe , Vondara Khomphakanh
Crash 2
Crash 2
Officer Sustains Injuries When DUII Driver Crashes Into Patrol Vehicle (Photo) - 04/13/18

On Friday, April 13, 2018, at 1:28 a.m., a Central Precinct officer was injured when a SUV crashed into his patrol vehicle near the intersection of Southeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard and Southeast Clay Street.

This crash occurred as a Central Precinct officer drove in his marked patrol vehicle eastbound on Southeast Clay Street. As the officer drove across Southeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, the driver of a Jeep Liberty that was traveling southbound, failed to stop for a red light and crashed into the officer's patrol vehicle.

Immediately after the crash, the officer requested additional officers and emergency medical responders to the location to assist with the driver of the vehicle who had crashed into his patrol vehicle. When emergency medical personnel arrived they determined the driver of the Jeep did not sustain injuries as a result of the crash. The officer was transported to an area hospital in a patrol vehicle for assessment of injuries as a result of the crash and was released after treatment.

Based on information learned during the investigation officers believe the driver of the Jeep drove under the influence of marijuana.

The suspect in this crash was identified as 27-year-old Shelby A. Ratliff. Ratliff was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Driving Under the Influence -- Marijuana and Reckless Driving.

The Portland Police Bureau investigated 1,030 incidents in the City of Portland in which a person was arrested for Driving Under the Influence between April 1, 2017, and March 31, 2018. There were 172 reported victims of Driving Under the Influence during the same time period. The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division has investigated 10 fatal crashes in 2018, three of those crashes are believed to involve impairment.

Drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs injure and kill thousands of people every year. People consuming alcohol or drugs should not get behind the wheel and should have a sober driver or utilize taxis, rideshare companies or transit so everyone is safe on our streets. Report impaired drivers to 9-1-1.

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

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

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Attached Media Files: Crash 2 , Crash 1
Abduraham S Abubaker
Abduraham S Abubaker
Suspect Arrested in Connection to April 6th Hit and Run Crash (Photo) - 04/12/18

On Thursday, April 12, 2018, at 9:27 a.m., East Precinct officers and investigators with the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Traffic Investigation Unit arrested 30-year-old Abduraham S. Abubaker at a residence in the 12200 block of Southeast Ramona Street.

This investigation began on Friday, April 6, 2018, at 7:07 p.m., when Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a vehicle/bicyclist crash near Southeast Gladstone Street and Southeast Cora Drive. The bicycle rider was assessed by medical personnel at the scene and was later transported to an area hospital by private vehicle.

During the investigation, officers spoke with witnesses and the bicycle rider. Officers learned the driver of a blue Dodge Stratus turned south onto Southeast Cora Drive from eastbound Southeast Gladstone Street and collided with the bicyclist. After the crash, the driver of the Dodge drove away, leaving the injured bicyclist on the roadway. Community members assisted the injured bicycle rider, contacted police and emergency medical personnel, and remained at the scene to provide important information to officers.

Additional officers responded to the area and based on information learned at the crash scene, located and seized the involved blue Dodge Stratus in the 3500 block of Southeast Cora Drive. The suspected hit and run driver was not located on the day of the crash.

As the investigation continued, officers learned information that identified the suspected hit and run driver as Abubaker. Based on information learned during the investigation Abubaker was taken into custody.

Abubaker was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Third Degree, Reckless Endangering Another Person, Reckless Driving, and Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants.

Anyone with information about Abubaker or this crash is asked to contact Traffic Investigation Unit Officer Garrett Dow at 503-823-5070 or Garrett.Dow@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Abduraham S Abubaker
Subjects
Subjects
UPDATE: Public's Help Sought Regarding Subjects in March 20th Shooting (Photo) - 04/12/18

The Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gang Enforcement Team continues to investigate a shooting that occurred on March 20, 2018, in the 15900 block of East Burnside Street that left one man injured and two occupied apartments struck by gunfire.

Investigators are asking for the public's help to identify and locate three people believed to be associated with this shooting. Based on surveillance footage captured near the scene of the shooting, investigators believe there are three subjects associated with this incident. The surveillance footage may be viewed at: https://youtu.be/gw6rR6BuuF4

The first subject is described as male, 30 to 40-years-old, with a husky build. A second subject is described a male, 20 to 30-years-old, with a medium build, goatee and tattoo on his right forearm. A third subject is described as a male, 20 to 30 years old, with a thin build and a beard.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Gang Enforcement Team Detective Jeff Pontius at 503-823-2081 or Jeffery.Pontius@portlandoregon.gov
Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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On Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at 7:25 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to multiple reports of people hearing gunfire at the Morgan Place Apartments, located at 15900 East Burnside Street.

When officers arrived at the scene, they contacted multiple witnesses and searched the area for any victims and suspects. During the canvass, officers located evidence of gunfire in the parking lot of the Morgan Place Apartments and located two apartments with damage consistent with being struck by gunfire.

As officers continued there investigation at the scene of the shooting, a victim arrived at an area hospital with what was believed to be a non-life-threatening injury. Officers responded to the hospital and based on information learned after arriving, believe the victim was transported to the hospital by private vehicle after the shooting at 15900 East Burnside Street.

During the investigation, officers learned witnesses heard an argument immediately before the gunfire and observed people running from the area after the shooting.

At this time no suspects have been taken into custody in connection with the shooting.

Based on information learned at this point in the investigation there is not believed to be a danger to the community in connection to this shooting investigation.

The Gang Enforcement Team is responding to assume the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to assist with this investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact the Gang Enforcement Team at 503-823-4106

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 offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Attached Media Files: Subjects
UPDATE: Deceased Pedestrian Identified In March 23rd Crash on Swan Island - 04/11/18

The pedestrian struck by a vehicle on Friday, March 23, 2018 on North Basin Avenue and North Emerson Street has been identified as 73-year-old Dennis Dale Ferrel of Portland.

The driver remained at the scene and has cooperated with the investigation.

This was the eighth traffic related fatality investigated by the Major Crash Team in Portland during 2018.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team continues to investigate this crash. Anyone with information about this crash should contact Officer Phillip Maynard at 503-823-2216 or Phillip.Maynard@portlandoregon.gov

The investigation will be presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review and consideration upon completion.

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On Friday March 23, 2018, at 4:21 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a driver on North Basin Avenue and North Emerson Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived at the scene and determined the pedestrian was deceased. The involved driver has remained at the scene and is cooperating with police.

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

Traffic on North Basin Avenue near Emerson Street will be closed in both directions until the crash investigation is complete. Officers at the scene are working to divert traffic around the crash scene but drivers needing to use North Basin Avenue for the next few hours should anticipate a delay.

Updates on this crash will be provided later today.

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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Shooting Investigation Early Wednesday Morning in North Portland -- No Known Injuries - 04/11/18

On Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at 1:35 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting near North Chautauqua Boulevard and North Willamette Boulevard.

As officers responded to the area, a caller to 9-1-1 informed an emergency call-taker that he had been shot at by an occupant of a newer black sedan.  Officers arrived in the area and searched for the suspect and the suspect’s vehicle.  The vehicle and suspect were not located during the search.

During the initial investigation, officers learned the victim was driving home from work when he began to feel drowsy and decided to stop and rest near North Russet Street and North Lombard Street.  While the victim rested in his vehicle, he observed a newer black sedan stop behind his vehicle.  A man and woman exited the vehicle and yelled at one another.  During the verbal argument, the male occupant of the black sedan approached the victim’s vehicle and punched and shattered one of the victim’s vehicle’s windows.  The startled victim exclaimed and the male suspect returned to the black sedan.  The black sedan left the area and the victim followed the vehicle.  As the victim followed the suspect’s vehicle, the driver of the black sedan performed a U-turn in the 7300 block of North Chautauqua Boulevard and stopped in the roadway.  Once the suspect's vehicle stopped, the male occupant exited the vehicle and the victim heard what he believed to be gunshots.  The victim drove from the area and awaited contact by police.

When officers canvassed the area of the reported shooting in the 7300 block of North Chautauqua Boulevard they located evidence of gunfire on the roadway.  An officer also located damage to the victim’s vehicle that was consistent with damage caused by gunfire.  The victim did not report being injured as a result of the shooting.

The suspect vehicle is described as a newer black sedan occupied by a female driver and male passenger.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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CORRECTION: Fatal Crash on SE Foster Rd (Photo) - 04/10/18

The previous release provided the incorrect age for James Carrol Freeman.  James Freeman was 16-years-old on the date of the crash.  The Police Bureau regrets this error.

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The investigation continues into the fatal crash that occurred on Foster Road on Monday, April 9, 2018, at 1:15 a.m.  The person killed in the fatal crash has been identified as 16-year-old James Carrol Freeman. The driver, who suffered serious injuries, had a blood alcohol content of .126.  He has not been charged, but charges are expected as the investigation continues.

Responding officers were concerned there may have been a third person involved in the crash, but learned through the investigation there was two.

This is the 10th fatal crash this year.

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On Monday, April 9, 2018, at 1:15 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a single vehicle crash in the 14700 block of Southeast Foster Road. 

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived on scene and located a crashed black Honda sedan down an embankment on the north side of Southeast Foster Road.  Arriving officers contacted an adult male on Southeast Foster Road suffering from what were believed to be serious but non-life-threatening injuries.  As officers investigated the crashed Honda, they located an adult male pinned under the vehicle.    Emergency medical personnel provided medical aid to the man, but determined the adult male that was pinned under the vehicle was deceased. 

The adult male that officers contacted on Southeast Foster Road was transported to an area hospital by ambulance for treatment of his injuries.

Based on preliminary information, officers believe the black Honda sedan, with at least two occupants, was driven westbound on Southeast Foster Road when it left the roadway and crashed down the embankment.  Both the deceased male located underneath the vehicle and the male contacted on Southeast Foster Road are believed to be occupants of the vehicle.

Officers learned information that there may have been a third occupant of the Honda that left the scene after the crash.  A neighborhood search for a third person was conducted with the assistance of a canine team.  At this time a third person has not been located.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding and will continue the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to assist with this investigation. 

During this crash investigation Southeast Foster Road will be closed to vehicle traffic between Southeast Barbara Welch Road and Southeast 162nd Avenue. 

This investigation is ongoing and additional information will be provided after the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office has completed an autopsy and next of kin are notified. 

Anyone with information about this crash should contact the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division at 503-823-2103

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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Stabbing Investigation Underway in Portland's Kern Neighborhood - One Person Injured - 04/10/18

On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 2:01 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a disturbance in the 200 block of Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard.

When officers and emergency medical personnel arrived, they located an adult male victim suffering from what were believed to be serious but non-life-threatening injuries.  He was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment.

Based on preliminary information, officers believe the victim and the occupants of a black sedan were involved in a verbal and physical altercation.  During the altercation the victim was stabbed.  The black sedan and its occupants were last seen traveling northbound on Northeast Grand Avenue from Northeast Everett Street.

Officers searched the area, but have not located the vehicle or suspects at this time.

Criminalists with the Portland Police Bureau Forensic Evidence Division are responding to assist with this investigation.  Detectives with the Detective Division’s Assault Detail will continue the investigation. 

During this investigation Northeast Everett Street will be closed between Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard and Northeast Grand Avenue.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Assault Detail at 503-823-0479.

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Traffic #Alert: Crash Involving Lift Bus Affects SE McLoughlin - 04/10/18

On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 12:22 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a crash involving a TriMet LIFT bus on Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard south of Southeast Harold Street.

When officers and emergency medical personnel arrived at the crash location, they found a TriMet LIFT bus that had traveled off the northbound roadway of Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard.  The bus had come to rest on its side.  Based on preliminary information, there were three occupants in the bus at the time of the crash-- the driver and two passengers.  The two passengers were transported to area hospitals for treatment of what was believed to be non-trauma injuries.

During the initial investigation, officers learned the driver of a blue Honda Element experienced mechanical problems with the vehicle’s steering system.  During the mechanical malfunction, the vehicle and collided with a road barrier and caused the TriMet LIFT bus to leave the roadway and roll on its side.

The driver of the Honda Element is cooperating with investigators and was not injured during the crash.

One northbound lane of Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard is expected to remain closed for the next four to five hours as crews attempt to remove the bus from the crash scene.

Anyone with information about this crash should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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UPDATE #2: Investigation Continues In Saturday Night Officer Involved Shooting - 04/10/18

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail and the East County Major Crimes Team continue to investigate an officer-involved shooting that occurred in Southeast Portland on Saturday evening. 

There have been questions regarding the suspect’s living situation. Based on information learned during the investigation at this time, investigators believe John Elifritz lived in a residence in Milwaukie. At this time, there is no known association between Elifritz and the Cityteam Ministries Portland Shelter.

The Police Bureau delayed the release of the identities of the officers while an investigation was conducted to assess threats made regarding their safety. Investigators from the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office and the Portland Police Bureau worked to verify if any actual threats existed, but ultimately could not locate any credible information. Both agencies take threats to officer safety very seriously and would ask the public to share any threat information with law enforcement.

The seven Portland Police Bureau members and one Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Deputy involved in the shooting are:

  • Officer Richard Bailey, a two-year-veteran of the Bureau;
  • Officer Justin Damerville, seven-year-veteran of the Bureau;
  • Officer Kameron Fender, an eight-year-veteran of the Bureau;
  • Officer Alexandru Martiniuc, a six-year-veteran of the Bureau; 
  • Officer Bradley Nutting, an 11-year-veteran of the Bureau;
  • Officer Chad Phifer, a 10-year-veteran of the Bureau;
  • Officer Andrew Polas, a 14-year-veteran of the Bureau;
  • and Deputy Aaron Sieczkowski, a six-year-veteran of the Sheriff’s Office.

The officers and deputy will remain on paid administrative leave, per Bureau and Sheriff’s Office policy, until the completion of the investigation and Grand Jury. 

This is an active and ongoing investigation. The Portland Police Bureau's directive outlining the procedures followed after an officer involved shooting may be found at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/656780 

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Two Suspects Arrested After Reports of Gunfire in Portland's Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood -- No Injuries (Photo) - 04/10/18

On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 12:55 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire near Southeast 78th Avenue and Southeast Flavel Street.

As officers responded to the area, a caller informed a 9-1-1 call taker they heard gunfire, looked out of their home, and observed a suspect holding a gun on a nearby street corner.  Officers obtained a description of two suspects associated with the gunfire.  During a neighborhood search, officers located two men matching the suspects’ descriptions near the intersection of Southeast 82nd Avenue and Southeast Henderson Street.  The suspects were taken into custody and a firearm was recovered.

During a canvass of the neighborhood, officers did not locate anyone with injuries or property that was damaged.  As officers inspected the firearm, they learned it was a reported stolen firearm.

The suspects were identified as 23-year-old Olavi Elijas Nauha and 24-year-old Ronnie B Davis, Jr.  Nauha and Davis were lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.  Nauha was lodged on charges of Theft in the First Degree, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Possession of a Loaded Firearm.  Davis was lodged on charges of Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Theft in the First Degree.

Anyone with information about this incident or these suspects, should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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Attached Media Files: Evidence , Olavi E Nauha , Ronnie B Davis
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Suspect Arrested After Officers Respond to Report of Armed Man in Portland's Lents Neighborhood (Photo) - 04/10/18

On Monday, April 9, 2018, at 10:59 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to multiple reports of a man firing a rifle at a home in the 4400 block of Southeast 99th Avenue.

When officers arrived in the area, neighbors provided officers with a description of the suspect, the suspect’s last known location and described the gun as a “semi-automatic rifle.”  While speaking with witnesses, officers could hear what they believed to be possible gunfire.

During a neighborhood search with a canine team, the suspect was located near Southeast 100th Avenue and Southeast Boise Street.  The suspect fought with a police canine and officers as he was taken into custody.  The police canine was injured during the incident and is currently receiving treatment at an area veterinary hospital for what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

After the suspect was taken into custody, officers canvassed the area and located and seized as evidence, a large knife and a firearm in the 4200 block of Southeast 100th Avenue.  Upon inspection of the rifle, officers determined it to be a realistic-looking air rifle (A photograph is of the rifle is provided with this release).

During the investigation, officers contacted a victim who stated he had been shot by the suspect as the suspect fired multiple rounds at two people.  The victim was treated for his injuries at the scene and did not require transport to an area hospital.  The second victim was not struck by projectiles from the air rifle.

The suspect has been identified as 31-year-old Adalid Flores Pelayo.  Pelayo was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Second Degree, Menacing, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Reckless Endangering.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Portland Police Bureau’s non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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Attached Media Files: Evidence , Pelayo
Restaurant Robbed Tuesday Morning on SE 122nd Ave - No Injuries or Arrest - 04/10/18

On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 4:45 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Subway Restaurant, located at 2411 Southeast 122nd Avenue. 

Officers arrived at the restaurant and learned two suspects entered the location and demanded money while one of the suspects brandished a handgun.  After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash the suspects left the location without incident. 

Responding officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspects’ description.  One of the suspects was described a tall black or Hispanic male.  The second suspect was described as a short black or Hispanic male armed with a handgun.

There are no surveillance images available for public release at this time. 

Investigators with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail will continue this investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery Detail detectives at 503-823-0405. 

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.  Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. 

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

Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers. 

Submit an anonymous tip:  Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips. 

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823  Call 503-823-HELP (4357) 

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Store Robbed Tuesday Morning on SE Division St - No Injuries or Arrest - 04/10/18

On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 1:59 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Plaid Pantry, located at 16226 Southeast Division Street. 

Officers arrived at the store and learned two suspects entered the location and demanded money while one of the suspects brandished a handgun.  After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash and other items the suspects left the location without incident. 

Responding officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspects’ description.  One of the suspects was described as a black male in his 20’s, five feet eight inches tall, with a thin build.  The second suspect was described as a black male in his 20’s, five feet nine inches tall, with a thin build, armed with a handgun.

There are no surveillance images available for public release at this time. 

Investigators with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail will continue this investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery Detail detectives at 503-823-0405. 

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.  Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. 

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

Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers. 

Submit an anonymous tip:  Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips. 

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823  Call 503-823-HELP (4357) 

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Investigation Continues Into Officer-Involved Shooting (Photo) - 04/09/18

The Portland Police Bureau continues to investigate the officer-involved shooting that occurred on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the Cityteam Ministries Portland Shelter, located at 526 Southeast Grand Avenue.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner has confirmed the identity of the deceased suspect as 48-year-old John Andrew Elifritz. Elifritz died of gunshot wounds.  Toxicology results are pending.

There were seven Portland Police Officers and one Multnomah County Sheriff Deputy involved in the shooting. There were also 12 witness Portland Police Officers; they have been interviewed by investigators.  The involved officers are scheduled for their administrative interviews today. The deputy is scheduled for tomorrow. There were also numerous community members who have been interviewed.

At this time, per Bureau policy, (1010.10, section 9.8) the identities of the officers are not being released due to threats made regarding their safety. An investigation is being completed to assess these threats before the release of the names of the law enforcement officers involved.

Investigators have learned the timeline of events on the day of the shooting.  Based on information gathered at this time in the investigation, it is believed the suspect was involved in the following incidents.

  • On April 7, 2018, at approximately 2:25 p.m., a man who identified himself as Elifritz called 9-1-1 and reported his family had been murdered and gave a location in the 4400 Block of Southeast 79th Avenue.  Officers responded to the location, which was a duplex under construction.  The contractor at the location said a man (described as Elifritz) had been outside earlier and appeared to be acting in a bizarre manner. No one was found inside the duplex. Police later confirmed Elifritz’s family was safe.
  • Other officers located Elifritz at Southeast 86th Avenue and Southeast Holgate Boulevard and attempted to contact him, but he backed away from them, retrieved a knife from his pocket and held it up to his throat.  Elifritz ran from officers and a decision was to de-escalate the situation by not pursuing him, but rather make a referral to the Bureau’s Behavioral Health Unit for follow-up.
  • As officers were debriefing the incident, a community member approached them and said a man was waving a knife and had just attempted to carjack him. The victim did not want to report the crime, but wanted the police to be aware of the incident.
  • At 4:37 p.m., a 9-1-1 call was made by a woman who reported her 2003 silver Honda CRV had just been stolen from her by force at Southeast 72nd Avenue and Southeast Foster Road (note: this location is a correction from a previous news release).  Officers responded and learned a woman had struggled with Elifritz, who had jumped into the passenger seat and was wrestling for control of the vehicle.  Meanwhile, the woman’s father was in a separate vehicle behind her at the stoplight. He got out of his vehicle and was able to disengage his daughter from the suspect.  The suspect jumped in the driver’s seat of the car and drove away.
  • At 7:25 p.m., a 9-1-1 call was made by a man who reported he and his family had been a victim of road rage in the area of North Columbia Boulevard and North Chautauqua Blvd. Officers responded and learned the suspect in this case was Elifritz in the stolen Honda CRV. The victim said the driver was tailgating him and driving next to him in the bike lane and pointed a black object at him, which he believed to be a gun.
  • At 7:29 p.m., a 9-1-1 call was made by a man who said he saw Elifritz jump out of a moving vehicle on Southeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard and Southeast Stark Street.  Police responded and the community member said the man appeared to be “drunk or high” and had left eastbound on Southeast Stark Street.
  • At 7:46 p.m., a 9-1-1 call was made by a community member in the 600 Block of Southeast Grand Avenue, who said a man had been standing in the doorway of a store for the last five to 10 minutes, holding a knife in his hand.  At 7:50 p.m., the call was updated that Elifritz was walking southbound on Southeast Grand Avenue.
  • At 7:55 p.m., it was reported a man had been standing in front of the 500 Block of Southeast Grand Avenue, holding a knife to another person’s throat.
  • At 7:58 p.m., officers responded to the Cityteam Ministries Portland Shelter, where there were a number of community members present.  The suspect was located inside the location.  Officers deployed less lethal and then broadcast that shots were fired at 8:00 p.m.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. The Portland Police Bureau's directive outlining the procedures followed after an officer involved shooting may be found at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/656780  

Interviews with witnesses and others continue. The Police Bureau will also be reviewing additional videos of the incident. The vehicle in question has been towed and will be processed.

Following the Grand Jury, the Bureau may release additional information as appropriate.  

As part of the use of force review process, the Bureau will conduct an internal review of the entire incident and the case will go before the Police Review Board (PRB), which is comprised of community members, Bureau members and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division. 

Once the entire investigation and legal process is complete, the investigative files and any grand jury transcripts will be posted on the Bureau's Open Data page and can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/52175 

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319 or Mark.Slater@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762 or Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov 

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Lents Neighborhood - No Known Injuries (Photo) - 04/09/18

On Sunday, April 8, 2018, at 5:56 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a vehicle crash and gunfire near the intersection of Southeast 84th Avenue and Southeast Duke Street. 

When officers arrived at the scene they located a gold Pontiac sedan and white Honda minivan that were involved in a crash.  Based on preliminary information, officers learned the white Honda minivan traveled west on Southeast Duke Street and the gold Pontiac sedan traveled south on Southeast 84th Avenue.  When the vehicles arrived at Southeast 84th Avenue and Southeast Duke Street, the driver of the gold Pontiac sedan failed to stop for a posted stop sign and collided with the white Honda minivan.  After the crash, an occupant of the gold Pontiac sedan reportedly fired a gun into the air while leaving the crash scene with the other occupants of the Pontiac.  

Officers searched the neighborhood and located and detained an occupant of the gold Pontiac in connection to this crash and shooting.  The other occupants of the gold Pontiac sedan have not been located at this time.

The occupants of the white Honda minivan did not report being injured as a result of the crash or shooting.

As officers canvassed the area, they located evidence of gunfire near the crash.  Officers did not locate any property with damage as a result of this shooting or locate anyone with injuries.

The suspect that fired a gun has not been located at this time.

The occupant of the gold Pontiac that was taken into custody nearby, was identified as 22-year-old Claude V. Poole.  Poole was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail a probation violation connected to a previous conviction of Burglary in the First Degree (Domestic Violence). 

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team is responding to assume the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to assist with this investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact the Gang Enforcement Team at 503-823-4106 

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 offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous. 

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. 

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

Submit an anonymous tip: 

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips. 

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823 

Call 503-823-HELP (4357) 

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Attached Media Files: Claude V Poole
Shooting Investigation in St. Johns Neighborhood -- One Person Injured - 04/09/18

On Sunday, April 8, 2018, at 10:35 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a local trauma hospital on the report of a person arriving with a gunshot injury.

The injured person had originally arrived at Providence St Vincent Medical Center, and Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies began an investigation. They learned the victim was likely shot near the 6300 block of North Marine Drive in Portland. 

Due to the nature of the victim’s injuries, he was transported by ambulance to the Portland trauma hospital for treatment of what are believed to be serious non-life threatening injuries.  Portland Police officers contacted and interviewed the victim at the second hospital and assumed the investigation.

Additional officers responded to the reported location of the shooting and canvassed the area, but did not locate evidence of gunfire.  The victim’s car was located at Providence St. Vincent Hospital and processed by criminalists with Forensic Evidence Division.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail will continue this shooting investigation. Anyone with information about this shooting should contact the them at 503-823-0479.

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Suspect Arrested After Robbery and Assault in Old Town/ Chinatown District (Photo) - 04/09/18

On Sunday, April 8, 2018, at 11:20 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of an assault on 1st Avenue under the west end of the Burnside Bridge.

As Central Precinct officers responded to the area, security officers at a nearby building, provided a 9-1-1 call-taker with a description of the suspect and his last known location.  Officers were provided the suspect’s description and searched the area.

When officers arrived in the area, they contacted the victim, who declined medical transport to an area hospital by ambulance.  Officers learned the victim was seated in the area when the suspect approached and assault the victim after demanding a cigarette. 

During the search of the area officers located the suspect near Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest Naito Parkway.  The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

The suspect was identified as 28-year-old Donminique Holliday.  Holliday was lodged at the Multnomah County jail on charges of Robbery in the Third Degree and Assault in the Fourth Degree.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-545-3584.

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Attached Media Files: Donminique Holliday
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UPDATE: Officers Take Suspect Into Custody During SERT and CNT Response (Photo) - 04/08/18

The suspect involved in a Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) response has been taken into custody.  The suspect was transported to an area hospital by ambulance for a mental health evaluation and for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries sustained while being taken into custody.

This incident started on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at 2:19 p.m., when officers, assigned to East Precinct, responded to the 3400 block of Northeast 89th Avenue on the report that an adult male threatened a neighbor with a firearm .  

When officers arrived, specialty trained Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT) officers attempted to negotiate with the suspect.  During the negotiation, the on-scene sergeant requested assistance from the Special Emergency Reaction Team and Crisis Negotiation Team.

Members with the Special Emergency Reaction Team and Crisis Negotiation Team arrived on scene and eventually took the suspect into custody with the assistance of a canine team.

During the preliminary investigation, officers located multiple bladed instruments and four replica firearms.  The items were seized as evidence (Photographs of the evidence are included with this release.).

The shelter in-place order for nearby residents has been rescinded and area roads have reopened.

The investigation into this incident continues.  Anyone with information should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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The Portland Police Bureau Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to the 3400 block of Northeast 89th Avenue regarding a suspect making threats while in possession of a firearm. 

Northeast 89th Avenue is closed between Northeast Fremont Street and Northeast Hill Way.  Northeast 92nd Avenue is closed between Northeast Benjamin Street and Northeast Hill Way.   

Residents within a two block area of the 3400 block of Northeast 89th Avenue have been advised to shelter in place during this incident.

The PIO is responding to the scene. All responding media should stage at the Glenhaven Skate Park, located near Northeast 82nd Avenue and Northeast Siskiyou Street. 

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Attached Media Files: Evidence
UPDATE #2: Investigation Continues In Saturday Night Officer Involved Shooting - 04/08/18

Portland Police Homicide Detectives, East County Major Crimes Team and the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office continue the investigation of an officer involved shooting that occurred Saturday evening in the 500 block of Southeast Grand Avenue.

The names of the officers involved in this shooting will be released this evening.

"The Portland Police Bureau values human life and accepts the authority to use lethal force with great reverence," said Chief Outlaw.  “I am aware a video was taken of this incident by a community member and that video was posted to the internet. Please be reminded that deadly force investigations are extremely complex and take time.  The Police Bureau is committed to transparency and will ensure the entire investigation is released in a timely manner that does not impact the integrity of the investigation."  

The identity of the suspect will be released after the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office has completed an autopsy. 

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319 or Mark.Slater@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762 or Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov 

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On Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., Central Precinct, Transit Division, and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the report of a crashed stolen vehicle at Southeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard and Southeast Stark Street.

As officers responded to the crashed vehicle, they learned the driver of the vehicle fled.  Information was also broadcast that East Precinct officers had taken a report that the crashed vehicle had reportedly been taken by force from the 7500 block of Southeast Knight Street at 4:35 p.m on Saturday.

When officers arrived in the area they searched for the suspect that fled the scene of the crash.  During the search, officers located the suspect inside the Cityteam Ministries Portland Shelter, located at 526 Southeast Grand Avenue.  As officers contacted the adult male suspect, shots were fired.  Officers immediately requested emergency medical personnel respond to the scene.  Once on scene, emergency medical responders determined the suspect was deceased.

Portland Police Homicide Detectives, assisted by the East County Major Crimes Team and Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office are continuing this shooting investigation. 

The investigation is in its early stages and additional information will be released as the investigation continues and more information is learned. 

The identity of the suspect will be released at a later time. The involved officers' identities will be released on Sunday. Per policy, the involved officers will remain on paid administrative leave until the completion of the investigation and Grand Jury. 

Following the Grand Jury, the Bureau may release additional information as appropriate. The officers will be interviewed by investigators within 48 hours. 

As part of the use of force review process, the Bureau will conduct an internal review of the entire incident and the case will go before the Police Review Board (PRB), which is comprised of community members, Bureau members and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division. 

This is an active and ongoing investigation. The Portland Police Bureau's directive outlining the procedures followed after an officer involved shooting may be found at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/656780  

Once the entire investigation and legal process is complete, the investigative files and any grand jury transcripts will be posted on the Bureau's Open Data page and can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/52175 

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319 or Mark.Slater@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762 or Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov 

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The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene of an officer-involved shooting investigation near Southeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard and Southeast Stark Street. 

Preliminary information indicates the shooting occurred when officers responded to the report of a crash involving a stolen vehicle that was taken by force earlier in the day.  The suspect is deceased and no officers are injured. 

Interested media should respond to Southeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard and Southeast Stark Street. The PIO will be on scene in 30 minutes.

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Suspect Arrested While Driving Stolen Vehicle (Photo) - 04/08/18

On Sunday, April 8, 2018, at 10:04 a.m., North Precinct officers located an occupied stolen vehicle parked in the 4800 block of Northeast 110th Avenue.

As officers attempted to contact the driver of the vehicle, the driver drove away from officers in the stolen white 2014 Audi Q5.  Officers searched for the vehicle and located the abandoned Audi near Northeast 109th Avenue and Northeast Wygant Street.  A canine team responded to the area and the suspect was located during a neighborhood search.

When officers inventoried the stolen vehicle, they located a replica revolver, multiple knives, body armor, handcuffs, ammunition, and suspected stolen mail.

The suspect was identified as 20-year-old Dylan L. Young.  Young was lodged at the Multnomah County jail on charges of Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Unlawful Entry Into a Motor Vehicle, Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Attempt to Elude on Foot, Reckless Driving, and Felon in Possession of Body Armor.

Anyone with information about Young or this investigation should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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Attached Media Files: Evidence , Dylan L Young
Shooting Investigation Saturday Night in Portland's Centennial Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 04/08/18

On Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 10:09 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the reports of gunfire in the 16600 block of Southeast Main Street. 

When officers arrived on scene they searched the area for victims and suspects associated with the gunfire. As officers canvassed the area, they located a nearby residence that was struck by gunfire. 

There were no reports of injuries or people arriving at area hospitals as a result of this shooting. 

There are no suspect descriptions to provide to the public at this time in connection with this investigation. 

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333 

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous. 

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. 

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

Submit an anonymous tip: 

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips. 

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823 

Call 503-823-HELP (4357) 

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Officers Deescalate Man in Crisis - Taken to Hospital for Treatment - 04/08/18

On Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 11:49 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of running in front of vehicles on Interstate 205 near Southeast Stark Street. 

Officers arrived in the area, located the man and closed the freeway to ensure the safety of the man and the motoring public.  Interstate 205 was closed for approximately 30 minutes as officers worked to get the man to safety.  Officers collaborated with Portland Fire and Rescue and American Medical Response (AMR) to personnel to safely get the man to an area hospital for mental health treatment.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Lent Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 04/06/18

On Friday, April 6, 2018, at 9:35 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the reports of gunfire in the 8400 block of Southeast Lambert Street. 

When officers arrived on scene they searched the area for victims and suspects associated with the gunfire. As officers canvassed the area, evidence of gunfire was located. 

There were no reports of injuries or people arriving at area hospitals as a result of this shooting. 

There are no suspect descriptions to provide to the public at this time in connection with this investigation. 

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333 

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous. 

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. 

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

Submit an anonymous tip: 

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips. 

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823 

Call 503-823-HELP (4357) 

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40 Citations Issued During Thursday Evening #VisionZero Traffic Safety Mission (Photo) - 04/06/18

During the evening hours of Thursday April 5, 2018, members of the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division, partnered with officers from Central, North, and East Precincts, conducted a Vision Zero traffic safety mission along Southeast Powell Boulevard from 12th Avenue to Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard. This is a designated high-crash corridor.

Officers focused on dangerous behaviors and the officers were free to make traffic stops on drivers, pedestrians and bicycle riders as they saw fit. The officers were encouraged to share information about the Vision Zero program during these contacts. As always, officers were allowed the discretion to issue citations, warnings or classes. 

During this traffic safety mission, 40 citations were issued along with 28 written warnings.

The Traffic Division and precinct personnel 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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CORRECTION: Second Suspect Arrested in Connection with January 2018 Homicide Investigation (Photo) - 04/05/18

This homicide investigation began on January 21, 2018 not January 4, 2018 as originally released.

The Police Bureau regrets the error.

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On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at 11:43 a.m., members of the United States Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force, with the assistance of Gresham Police officers, arrested 18-year-old Avarihae K. Collins in connection with the January 4, 2018 homicide of 30-year-old Ellante Davone Williams.

This investigation began on January 21, 2018, at 5:37 p.m., when Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting near Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest Stark Street.  Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived at the location and located Ellante Williams.  Ellante Williams was injured as a result of the shooting and transported by ambulance to an area hospital where he later died.

On the night of the shooting, officers searched the area near Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest Stark Street.  During the search, officers located and arrested 24-year-old Aaron D. Birt in connection with Ellante Williams’ homicide.

Investigators with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division’s Homicide Detail continued this investigation and presented information to the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office.  On March 8, 2018, a Multnomah County Grand Jury was presented with testimony about Ellante Williams’ homicide and indicted Collins.  A warrant was issued for Collins’ arrest.

On Wednesday, members of the United States Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force observed Collins in a vehicle being driven on Northeast Halsey Street.  Officers performed a traffic stop on the vehicle in the 17300 block of Northeast Halsey Street and Collins was taken into custody without incident.

Collins was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Murder, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and a Parole Violation for a previous conviction of Robbery in the Second Degree.

Anyone with information about Birt, Collins, or this incident should contact Detective Vince Cui at 503-823-0449 or Vince.Cui@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-0696 or Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov

Additional inquiries about this investigation should be directed to the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Communication Director at 503-988-6567.

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Walmart Foundation Grant to Sunshine Division to Expand Services (Photo) - 04/05/18

****This release is being sent out on behalf of the Portland Police Sunshine Division****

 

Media Contact:

Kyle Camberg, 503.577.6852, kyle@sunshinedivision.org

Tiffany Wilson, tiffany.wilson@walmart.com

The Walmart Foundation granted funding to the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division in support of the organization’s second food pantry and clothing room facility at 12436 SE Stark Street, which opened in November of 2017.  The $85,000 grant was designated to purchase a refrigerated truck and forklift to help Sunshine Division respond to the increased capacity and programmatic needs as a result of the additional SE Portland location.  The equipment will streamline operations and improve increased food distribution efforts to the farther areas of East Portland.

“For an organization of our size, an additional facility is a big commitment to our clients with significant financial impacts to our organization.  Partners such as the Walmart Foundation allow us to continue to meet the shifting and increased needs of the clients we serve through grant funding.  The truck and forklift purchased with the grant will enable Sunshine Division to significantly help more people in less time with better resources.” said Sunshine Division’s assigned Portland Police Officer, Officer Matt Tobey. “In addition, our ongoing partnerships with Walmart stores help us with financial and food and clothing support that allow us to continue to grow our programs and feed and clothe local families with children, veterans, and seniors.”

“Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are so proud to support local nonprofit organizations like Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division,” said Travis Bailey, a Walmart regional general manager. “It’s great to see their grant dollars in action with new equipment to help meet the increasing needs of our Portland friends and neighbors. We couldn’t be happier to support this organization and the tremendous work they continue to do in this great community.”

The Sunshine Division, a 95-year old nonprofit which partners closely with the Portland Police Bureau, has a strong commitment to feeding and clothing people in need while remaining as fiscally efficient as possible.  For years the organization has maintained an unusually high efficiency rating with over 91% of every dollar directed toward free programs serving Portland area’s vulnerable populations and partnerships with area hunger relief agencies.  CharityNavigator has rated the Sunshine Division with a 4-out-of-4 star rating six years in a row, outranking other local hunger relief agencies and ranking among the top 7% of all nonprofits nationally.  The rating indicates low overhead and fundraising costs with high levels of effectiveness in mission and fiscal transparency.

 

About Sunshine Division

The Sunshine Division offers free food and clothing assistance directly to low-income veterans, families, and seniors six days a week at their N. Portland warehouse, four days a week at their SE Stark location, and 24/7 through their partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each precinct for immediate dispatch.  The Sunshine Division serves as a no-cost food bank to 20 area food assistance nonprofits, provides special food boxes through three seasonal food box programs, and funds new school clothing for low-income students in Portland area schools through its Izzy’s Kids program.  For more information, visit  http:/www.sunshinedivision.org     

About Philanthropy at Walmart

By using our strengths to help others, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation create opportunities for people to live better every day. Walmart has stores in 28 countries, employing more than 2.3 million associates and doing business with thousands of suppliers who, in turn, employ millions of people. Through our philanthropy, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are helping people live better by accelerating upward job mobility and economic development for the retail workforce; addressing hunger and making healthier, more sustainably-grown food a reality; and building strong communities where we operate and inspiring our associates to give back. Whether it is helping to lead the fight against hunger in the United States with $2 billion in cash and in-kind donations or supporting Women’s Economic Empowerment through a series of grants totaling $10 million to the Women in Factories training program in Bangladesh, China, India and Central America, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are not only working to tackle key social issues, we are also collaborating with others to inspire solutions for long-lasting systemic change. To learn more about Walmart’s giving, visit http://giving.walmart.com/foundation

 

 

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CORRECTION: Coffee Shop Robbed Tuesday Evening Near SE Holgate Blvd - No Injuries or Arrest - 04/04/18

The correct address of the Dutch Bros. that was robbed Tuesday evening is 4455 Southeast 26th Avenue.  The Police Bureau regrets the error.

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On Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at 8:53 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Dutch Bros., located at 4455 Southeast 26th Avenue.

Officers arrived at the Dutch Bros. and learned a suspect walked up to the drive-thru window and demanded money while wearing a mask. The baristas fled the location and the suspect left the location without obtaining any money .

Responding officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.  Based on preliminary information, officers believe the suspect is a white male, five feet eleven inches to six feet tall, with grey hair and wearing a mask.

There are no surveillance images available for public release at this time.

This case will be forwarded to the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery Detail detectives at 503-823-0405.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous. Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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

Submit an anonymous tip: Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823 Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Store Robbed Tuesday Evening on SE Division St - No Injuries or Arrest - 04/03/18

On Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at 6:36 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Metro PCS, located at 9226 Southeast Division Street. 

Officers arrived at the store and learned a suspect entered the location, demanded money, and directed employees into a back room while brandishing a knife. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash the suspect left the location without incident. 

Responding officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description. Based on preliminary information, officers believe the suspect is a male, six feet two inches tall, with a thin build, armed with a 12 inch knife. 

There are no surveillance images available for public release at this time. 

Investigators with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail will continue this investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery Detail detectives at 503-823-0405. 

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.  Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. 

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

Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers. 

Submit an anonymous tip:  Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips. 

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823  Call 503-823-HELP (4357) 

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Crash Investigation Involving Stolen Vehicle Tuesday Afternoon in Portland's North Tabor Neighborhood -- One Person Injured (Photo) - 04/03/18

On Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at 3:30 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a vehicle that crashed into a residence located at 17 Northeast 68th Avenue.

When officers arrived at the crash scene they located a white Toyota Rav4 that had crashed into a duplex, causing significant damage to the vehicle and structure.  Officers and emergency medical responders located the driver inside the vehicle.  The driver appeared to be suffering from serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was provided medical aid.  The driver was transported to an area hospital by ambulance.

As officers continued the investigation, they learned that prior to the crash, the vehicle was being driven westbound on East Burnside Street at a high rate speed.  After the vehicle crashed, witnesses observed three black males run from the vehicle, leaving the injured driver in the crashed Toyota Rav4.  During the crash investigation, officers also determined the vehicle was a registered stolen vehicle.

Anyone with information about this crash or the theft of the vehicle should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency number at 503-823-3333.

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Police Bureau Aware of Threatening Hate Speech Fliers Circulating in Community (Photo) - 04/02/18

The Portland Police Bureau has been made aware that there are some anti-Muslim leaflets being distributed in the Portland area describing April 3 as “Punish a Muslim Day.” This information appears to have originated in Europe and, through internet sharing, made its way to the United States.

At this point, there is no information to suggest the information contained in the leaflet will be carried out by any organized group in Portland; however, the Police Bureau is aware that these types of leaflets that call for criminal attacks will create fear and uncertainty in the community. Patrol officers at all precincts have been made aware of the information and will be providing extra patrol and presence near Islamic houses of worship and community centers.

The Portland Police Bureau is asking that any information about who may be distributing these leaflets to be shared by email at imetips@portlandoregon.gov">crimetips@portlandoregon.gov

Any member of the community who needs to report an emergency is asked to call 9-1-1. For non-emergent information, people are asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

The Bureau investigates all reported incidents of bias crimes and encourages any member of our community who is the victim of such a crime to contact law enforcement. Under Oregon law, bias crimes are defined as any criminal act that targets a victim based on the suspect's perception of the victim's race, color, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin. Detectives work to determine whether or not bias elements are present during the reported crime that align with Oregon law as defined in ORS:

If you have been the victim of a bias crime assault, immediately call 9-1-1. If you have been the victim of a bias crime, such as vandalism or graffiti, please call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

To learn more about bias crime investigations, please visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/423009  

The Bureau has several community advisory groups and outreach opportunities for community members and police officers to come together. Advisory groups include the Portland Muslim Community Police Council, the Alliance for Safer Communities, the African American Advisory Council, and the Slavic Advisory Council. To learn more about these advisory groups and the Bureau's commitment to the Portland community, please visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/30379  

Additionally, the City of Portland is a partner in Portland United Against Hate, which is a community initiated partnership of Community Based Organizations, Neighborhood Associations, concerned communities and the City. To learn more, please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/72583

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Shooting Investigation Overnight in Portland's King Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 04/02/18

On Monday, April 2, 2018, at 3:04 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a gunfire near the intersection of Northeast Prescott Street and Northeast Grand Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and located an unoccupied vehicle with bullet strikes.  As officers continued to canvass the area, they located additional evidence of gunfire on Northeast Prescott Street.

No gunshot victims were found at the scene or arrived at area hospitals in connection with this shooting.

At this time no suspects have been located in connection with this shooting investigation.

Based on preliminary information, the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division’s Gang Enforcement Team responded to lead the investigation. Anyone with information, including surveillance footage, of this shooting should contact Gang Enforcement Team investigators at 503-823-4106.

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 offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous. Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers. Submit an anonymous tip: Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823 

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Shooting Investigation Overnight in Southeast Portland - No Known Injuries - 03/31/18

 

On Saturday, March 31, 2018, at 2:34 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting near the Speakeasy Lounge, located at 545 Southeast 162nd Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to witnesses who told police that people were heard arguing before multiple gunshots were heard.  Witnesses stated a black male dressed in all black clothing fired a gun at a vehicle that drove away from the area.

As officers canvassed the area, they located evidence of gunfire near the parking lot of the Speakeasy Lounge.  Officers also located an apartment at the Executive East Apartments, located at 535 Southeast 160th Avenue, that was struck by gunfire.

No gunshot victims were found at the scene or arrived at any area hospitals in connection with this shooting.

At this time no suspects have been located in connection with this shooting investigation.

Based on the preliminary information, the Gang Enforcement Team will be conducting the investigation. Anyone who witnessed this shooting is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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 offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous. Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers. Submit an anonymous tip: Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips. Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823 Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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UPDATE #2: Missing 76-Year-Old Woman's Body Located - 03/30/18

On Friday, March 30, 2018, Portland Police Officers responded to the report of a body on the banks of the Willamette River.  Officers arrived and located a body that was identified as Wenzhen Chen’s body. Emergency responders determined Chen was deceased. 

At this point in the investigation, detectives have not located signs of foul play.  The Oregon State Medical Examiner has assumed the investigation.


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Missing Persons Unit detectives are continuing to ask for the public's help to locate 76-year-old Wenzhen Chen, missing since Tuesday morning. Detectives were able to obtain a surveillance photo of Chen prior to her leaving her residence. Chen is wearing a light colored jacket printed with blue flowers and green leaves, and dark pants. Anyone seeing Chen is asked to immediately call 9-1-1 so police may check her welfare. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact Detective Heidi Helwig at 503-823-0797, heidi.helwig@portlandoregon.gov.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate a 76-year-old woman missing since early this morning, Tuesday March 27, 2018.

Wenzhen Chen left her home in Downtown Portland at approximately 8:00 a.m. after making statements causing her family to believe that she may be in crisis.

Chen is an active walker and regular walks up to 10 mile a day. She is physically healthy but has recently began suffering from memory loss. Chen is also familiar with the transit system.

Chen is described as a Chinese female, 5'3" tall, 135 pounds, speaking primarily Mandarin Chinese.

Anyone seeing Chen is asked to immediately call 9-1-1 so police may check her welfare. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact Detective Heidi Helwig at 503-823-0797, heidi.helwig@portlandoregon.gov.

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Reward Offered by TriMet for Information Leading to the Identity and Arrest of Robbery Suspect (Photo) - 03/30/18

TriMet is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the identity and arrest of a suspect involved in a robbery on Monday afternoon.

On Monday March 26, 2018, at 2:37 p.m., Transit Police Division officers responded to the Parkrose Transit Station on the report that a woman was attacked and forced to give the suspect her money. The attack persisted for several minutes as the woman tried to defend herself and get away from the suspect. The suspect followed the victim and hit her several times with his fists and feet knocking her to the ground. The suspect demanded money from the victim and her identification. The victim ultimately gave the suspect fifteen dollars (all in $1 coins). During the attack, the suspect continued to threaten the victim with violence. Fortunately the victim did not suffer any serious injuries.

The suspect is described as a middle aged white male, approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall, about 180 pounds, with scruffy brown hair and a white mustache. The suspect was wearing a fairly distinctive black and orange colored jacket with the San Francisco Giants baseball team monogram printed on it. The suspect had been riding the MAX Red Line prior to the attack. The suspect may be homeless and frequenting East or North Portland.

Anyone with information on the identity of this suspect is asked to contact the Transit Police Division at 503-962-7566, or by providing information at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/canyouidme/read.cfm?id=138982

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UPDATE: Metro Bomb Squad Investigation Completed - Reopening Area - 03/29/18

Technicians assigned to the Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit (MEDU) examined the suspicious item and determined it posed no danger to the community. 

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On Thursday, March 29, 2018, at 6:27 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southwest Columbia Street and Southwest 3rd Avenue on the report that someone saw a suspicious item near the intersection. 

Officers arrived in the area and after a preliminary investigation requested the Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit (MEDU) to respond to the scene. 

As a precaution, Southwest Columbia Street between Southwest 2nd Avenue and Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest 3rd Avenue between Southwest Jefferson Street and Southwest Clay Street have been closed to pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicle traffic. 

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Stabbing Investigation Underway on Lower East Side - One Person Injured, One Person Detained - 03/28/18

On Wednesday March 28, 2018, at 7:46 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a disturbance on Southeast Water Avenue underneath the Morrison Bridge. As officers were responding to the call, they received updated information that one person was injured.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located an adult male suffering from a non-life-threatening stab wound. He was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment.

The other person involved in the disturbance, also an adult male, was located in the area and detained as part of the ongoing investigation. This person also suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Based on the preliminary investigation, there is no danger to the public and Assault Detail detectives have been assigned the investigation.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland - No Known Injuries - 03/28/18

On Wednesday March 28, 2018, at 1:18 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at Northeast 122nd Avenue and Halsey Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to witnesses who told police that it appeared that occupants of two different vehicles may have been shooting at each other, then both vehicles were driven out of the area. No gunshot victims were found at the scene or arrived at any area hospitals. Evidence of a shooting was located and as a result, Northeast Halsey Street between 122nd and 126th Avenues is closed as a crimes scene.

Based on the preliminary information, the Gang Enforcement Team will be conducting the investigation. Anyone who witnessed this shooting is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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 offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous. Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers. Submit an anonymous tip: Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips. Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823 Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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30 Years of Ski for Sunshine Division March 30th at Mt. Hood Skibowl  (Photo) - 03/28/18

***This is being sent on behalf of the Portland Police Sunshine Division****

Skiers and snowboarders may ride for FREE from 9:00am to 4:00pm on Friday, March 30, with the donation of 10 items of food that will benefit the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division.

All riders are encouraged to bring peanut butter, chili, pasta, canned meats, rice and cereal to fill the Sunshine Division truck that will be parked in the Skibowl West parking lot.  A contribution of 10 items will qualify you for a day lift ticket, valid from 9:00am to 4:00pm!

This is the 30th anniversary of the ‘Ski for Sunshine’ food drive partnership between the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division and Skibowl. Since 1988, Skibowl has collected more than 121,000 pounds of food for local people in need.

“We have supported the Portland Police Sunshine Division's mission for 30 years now and are so gratified by the support we receive from our loyal customers”, said Kirk Hanna, President of Mt. Hood Skibowl.

 “This is a great year to support the community during spring break by participating in ‘Ski for Sunshine’” says Sunshine Division’s bureau liaison officer, Matt Tobey. “30 years of support from Skibowl and their customers has resulted in hundreds of putting food on their tables and clothes on their backs in times of true economic hardship.  This event has a huge impact on our mission and is a fun way for your family to spend a day during spring break.”

 

About the Sunshine Division:

Sunshine Division offers free food assistance six days a week at their N. Portland warehouse, four days a week at their SE Stark location, and 24 hour food assistance through a partnership with the Portland Police Bureau, who store Sunshine Division food boxes at each police precinct to be dispatched at any time. They provide no-cost, bulk food and food boxes to 20+ local hunger relief non-profits serving Clark, Clackamas, Washington, and Multnomah counties.  In addition to food relief, they offer new and gently-used clothing at two on-site clothing rooms and fund new school clothes for low income children through our Izzy’s Kid’s program which pairs a Portland police officer with a child for a one-on-one shopping experience.

About Mt. Hood Skibowl:

Please visit www.skibowl.com or call 503-222-BOWL (2695) for more details along with updates on their operating schedule.  Mt. Hood Skibowl is the closest ski resort to Portland, less than an hour east on Highway 26 in Government Camp.

 

Contact:

For Sunshine Division

Kyle Camberg

503.577.6852

kyle@sunshinedivision.org

 

For Mt. Hood Skibowl

Sam White

.272.3206 x1103

sam@go.skibowl.com

 

 

 

 

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Gang Enforcement Team Investigating Three Overnight Shootings - No Known Injuries - 03/28/18

The Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team is investigating three shootings that occured overnight in various parts of the City of Portland.

The first shooting was reported at 9:34 p.m. in the area of Northeast 59th Avenue and Simpson Street. Witnessess reported seeing two vehicles being driven in the area, chasing each other, with multiple gunshots coming from the occupants of one or both vehicles. No injuries were reported and the involved parties did not remain at the scene.

The second shooting was reported at 12:53 a.m., at Bradford's Sports Lounge, located at 10346 Northeast Halsey Street. Witnesses reported that an unknown subject in the parking lot fired a gun at a group of people then ran from the area. The victims also left the area. No injuries were reported but the builiding and multiple vehicles were struck by gunfire.

The third shooting was reported at 2:51 a.m., at a residence in the 5200 block of North Willis Boulevard. Witnesses reported that an unknown subject stood in front of the house and fired multiple rounds at the residence. None of the occupants inside was hit by gunfire but two houses sustained bullet damage.

Based on the preliminary information, the Gang Enforcement Team will be conducting these investigations. Anyone who witnessed these shootings is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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 offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous. 

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. 

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

Submit an anonymous tip: 

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips. 

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823 

Call 503-823-HELP (4357) 

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Sabin Neighborhood - No Injuries - 03/27/18

On Tuesday March 27, 2018, at 3:27 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the report of a shooting at Northeast 11th Avenue and Failing Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located the victim and victim's vehicle at Northeast 12th Avenue and Failing Street. Officers learned that the victim was in his vehicle when someone in a passing car fired multiple shots at the victim, striking his car. The suspect then sped out of the area and the victim crashed his car into a telephone pole.

The victim was not hit by gunfire during this incident. Limited suspect information indicates the shooter was in a dark-colored SUV, last seen being driven eastbound on Failing Street.

Based on the preliminary information, the Gang Enforcement Team will be conducting the investigation. Anyone who witnessed this shooting is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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 offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Car Prowler Arrested Sunday Evening in Downtown Portland (Photo) - 03/26/18

On Sunday March 25, 2018, Central Precinct officers focusing patrols in the area of Northwest 14th Avenue and Everett Street to address car prowl activity observed a man break into a parked car, steal a purse, then ride away on a bicycle. Officers caught up with the suspect approximately a block away and took him into custody without incident. The suspect, 51-year-old Darren Michael Brodine, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, Theft in the Second Degree, and Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle. Brodine is also being held on a parole violation.

Officers returned the stolen property to the owner, who was very grateful as she was flying out of town early Tuesday morning. The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind community members to keep the interior of their vehicles "showroom" clean. Community members are advised never to leave valuables, including bags, purses, wallets, briefcases, laptops, tablets, cell phones, loose change or anything that may appear valuable to a thief in plain view. Additional crime prevention tips can be found by visiting the City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention page regarding car prowls, http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/320547 Additionally, the Portland Police Bureau released a video in 2009 titled "Confessions of a Car Prowler," which can be viewed at http://youtu.be/De5IHBoGz6A

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91 Citations Issued During Sunday Evening #VisionZero Traffic Safety Mission (Photo) - 03/26/18

During the evening hours of Sunday March 25, 2018, members of the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division conducted a Vision Zero traffic safety mission along Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard and the Central Eastside Industrial Area.

Officers focused on dangerous behaviors and the officers were free to make traffic stops on drivers, pedestrians and bicycle riders as they saw fit. The officers were encouraged to share information about the Vision Zero program during these contacts. As always, officers were allowed the discretion to issue citations, warnings or classes.

During this traffic safety mission, officers patrolled on police motorcycles and utilized a photo radar van, resulting in the issuance of 91 citations.

The Traffic Division 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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Glenfair Neighborhood Lottery Establishment Robbed Early Sunday Morning - 03/25/18

On Sunday March 25, 2018, at 1:04 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Lucky Spot, located at 14919 Southeast Stark Street, #112, on the report of a robbery alarm.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that two men, one armed with a handgun, robbed the business and left the area.

The suspect with the gun was described as a Black or Hispanic male, light complection, wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, blue bandana, armed with a handgun.

The second suspect was described as a Black or Hispanic male, light complection, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, and a baseball cap.

Officers searching the neighborhood did not locate anyone matching the suspects' descriptions.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery detectives at 503-823-0400.

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Portland Police, Portland Public Schools Collaborate to Resolve School Security Concern at Forest Park Elementary - 03/23/18

On Wednesday March 21, the Portland Police Bureau Youth Services Division was made aware of a concerning piece of information posted on Google in connection with Forest Park Elementary School, located at 9935 Northwest Durrett Street. At the time, it was learned that an unknown Google user offered a new category for the school as a "slaughterhouse" when other users would search for the school's address.

Police and Portland Public Schools officials worked together to inform parents of the information and to determine who made the concerning post. Through investigative means, officers and school district officials were able to determine that a sixth grade student at a different school added the category in what is best described as an immauture attempt at humor. The student's parents and school officials have been fully cooperative and are taking the matter seriously as the post was very alarming to students and parents at Forest Park Elementary School. There are not expected to be any charges filed in this matter and at no time did it appear that this was a credible threat to students or staff.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind people that reporting information such as this is taken seriously and will be investigated. The Bureau encourages parents and staff to discuss the importance of reporting to students and to also discuss the importance of refraining from inappropriate attempts at humor that might cause alarm in the community.

Anyone learning of alarming behavior is encouraged to immediatley report the information to law enforcement.

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Brian Duncan Bicycle Giveaway Event on Saturday - 100 Kids to Receive New Bikes - 03/23/18

On March 24, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., 100 brand new bikes will be given away in remembrance of Brian Duncan. The location of this community event is at the Alberta Abbey, located at 126 Northeast Alberta Street.

Fifty young females and fifty young males were selected to be recipients of the bicycles. Duncan was an avid bike rider and resided in North Portland so the kids selected all reside in North or Northeast Portland. Each child was selected by Portland Police Bureau School Resource Officers and various community partners. Each youth will receive a brand new bike, helmet, and lock. Due to the number of kids, there will be two giveaways: one at 11:30 a.m. and a second at 1:00 p.m.

Brian Duncan's parents sponsored this event along with a special foundation.

On March 30, 2016 Brian Duncan was hit by an 84-year-old driver who ran a red light going through the intersection of North Rosa Parks Way and Delaware Avenue. Duncan was riding his bicycle home from Arbor Lodge in North Portland. Duncan suffered serious injuries. The impact paralyzed Duncan and nearly killed him.

After the crash Duncan spent the next nine months in rehabilitation and physical therapy. Duncan unfortunately passed away in November 2017.

Duncan's parents, who reside in Pennsylvania, received donations to sponsor a bicycle giveaway event in honor of their son. A hundred new bicycles, locks, and helmets were donated in memory of Duncan. Duncan lived and rode his bicycle throughout the streets of North and Northeast Portland. Duncan's parents wished to give back to the community which supported and helped his family and so Portland was selected.

Duncan's family and Portland Police Bureau Youth Services Division police officers will be at the event Saturday and media is invited to attend.

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UPDATE: Traffic #Alert: Major Crash Team Investigation Underway on NE Sandy Blvd - One Person Deceased - 03/23/18

The pedestrian killed on Wednesday evening has been identified as 20-year-old Logan Jeffrey Dunlap of Northeast Portland.

The involved driver, 33-year-old Nathaniel Stuart Smith of Southeast Portland, remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.

Due to the ongoing investigation, the driver has not been arrested or issued any citations. Once the investigation is complete, the case will be presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review and determination if any charges should be filed.

This was the eighth traffic fatality in the City of Portland in 2018.

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On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at 9:12 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle in the 12200 block of northeast Sandy Boulevard.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived on scene and located an adult male on the ground at the crash scene. The male pedestrian suffered from serious injuries as a result of the crash. Medical personnel provided medical aid, but determined the pedestrian was deceased.

Based on preliminary information, officers believe the pedestrian crossed Northeast Sandy Boulevard when he was struck by a driver in a Subaru Legacy that traveled westbound on Southeast Sandy Boulevard. The adult male driver of the Subaru Legacy remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding and will continue the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to assist with this investigation.

During this crash investigation Northeast Sandy Boulevard will be closed to vehicle traffic between Northeast 122nd Avenue and Northeast 125th Avenue.

This investigation is ongoing. No additional information is expected to be provided regarding this crash this evening.

Anyone with information about this crash should contact the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division at 503-823-2103.

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 Indicted on Multiple Charges in Connection with Officer-Involved Shooting in Early March (Photo) - 03/22/18

On Thursday March 22, 2018, the Portland Police Bureau was notified that a Multnomah County Grand Jury determined Portland Police Bureau officers were justified in the use of deadly force in the shooting of 26-year-old Sarah Michelle Brown (also known as Alexis Elizabeth Wilder). The grand jury determined that the use of deadly force against Brown was justified under Oregon law.

After hearing testimony, the grand jury indicted Brown on multiple counts and charges including Attempted Aggravated Murder with a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon with a Firearm, Menacing, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Burglary in the First Degree, Theft in the First Degree, Theft in the Second Degree, and Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle. Brown remains lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

This investigation began on March 8, 2018, when Central Precinct and Canine Unit officers responded to the report of a burglary in progress in the 800 block of Southwest King Avenue. During a search for the burglary suspect (later identified as Brown), officers located the suspect held-up in a storage area on the property where the burglary was reported. When officers contacted the suspect, there was an exchange of gunfire between the suspect and police officers. The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) responded to the location after the exchange of gunfire. The suspect was eventually taken into custody. Once in custody, officers learned the suspect had been struck by gunfire. The suspect was transported to an area hospital by ambulance. After treatment for her injuries she was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

During a search of the crime scene, investigators located and seized the firearm believed to have been used by Brown during the shooting.

Because there is a pending criminal prosecution in relation to Brown's indictment, the Police Bureau in consultation with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, will delay the release of additional information until Brown's charges are adjudicated.

The officers involved in this incident, Officer Darrell Shaw and Officer Joseph Webber, will return to duty in the near future.

As part of the use of force review process, the Bureau will conduct an internal review of the entire incident and the case will go before the Police Review Board (PRB), which is comprised of community members, Bureau members and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division.

Once the case has been adjudicated, the investigative files and any grand jury transcripts will be posted on the Bureau's Open Data page, which can be found at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/52175

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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Thursday, March 29, at 8:00 a.m. - 03/22/18

Sergeant Pete Simpson will be the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) until Thursday, March 29, 2018, at 8:00 a.m.

Sergeant Simpson will respond to media requests for information via email or media-only pager for emergent events.

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