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$20,000 Reward for Information Remains in Place on 4th Anniversary of Homicide (Photo) - 06/11/21

On the fourth anniversary of the homicide of a 36-year-old man in Northeast Portland, the Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help to solve the case. Brian Elton Spaulding's family and friends have privately raised $20,000 to offer as a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for his death.

On Monday, June 12, 2017, at 12:27 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 3500 block of Northeast 10th Avenue to conduct a death investigation. Officers and medical personnel arrived and determined that Brian was deceased. Based on observations of officers, Homicide Detectives responded to the scene. The Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and determined that Spaulding was the victim of a shooting and ruled the death a homicide.

Brian's family is willing to speak to media about the case. Interested reporters can contact ppbpio@portlandoregon.gov to arrange an interview.

To be eligible for the family and friends reward, a person with information would need to contact Detective Rico Beniga at Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0457.

People who wish to remain anonymous may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers, should their information lead to an arrest. Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous. 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). Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit https://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/support.php

Photo description: family picture of Brian Spaulding smiling

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Attached Media Files: Brian Spaulding Family Photo
Anthony Hartley
Anthony Hartley
UPDATE: Death Investigation after Fight is Ongoing, Victim Identified - 06/11/21

The Oregon State Medical Examiner has completed the autopsy of the person who died after a fight on Wednesday. Cause and manner of death are still pending further investigation and test results.

The deceased subject has been identified as Frank D. Keller, 61. Keller’s family has been notified of his death and provided the attached photo for release.

Based on the findings from the Oregon State Medical Examiner, Anthony Hartley is being released from custody.

This is still an active investigation and detectives are seeking any information on both Anthony Hartley (photo) and Frank Keller.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Rico Beniga Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0457, or Detective Jennifer Hertzler Jennifer.Hertzler@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-1040.


Photo descriptions:
Family photo of Frank Keller's face

Anthony Hartley mugshot photo

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A man is facing a manslaughter charge after a fight that ended with a death.

On Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 10:47p.m., North Precinct Officers responded to a call of two people fighting in the 4700 block of North Lombard Street. When officers arrived, they found a person on the ground, unresponsive. Paramedics arrived and confirmed the person was deceased.

Officers from North Precinct immediately began searching for another person who was involved in the fight. Several blocks away, near North Lombard Street and North Westanna Avenue, an officer located a man matching the description. He was detained for an investigation. Portland Police Bureau Homicide Unit detectives, Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s Office, and the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office responded and conducted an investigation.

They booked Anthony M. Hartley, 38, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Manslaughter in the Second Degree.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to identify the victim and determine the manner and cause of death. The victim's name will be released once it has been verified and family is notified.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Rico Beniga Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0457, or Detective Jennifer Hertzler Jennifer.Hertzler@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-1040.

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Gun Seized
Gun Seized
Two Shootings in East Precinct Leave Injured Victims, Firearms Seized (Photo) - 06/11/21

Two injury shootings took place in East Precinct Thursday afternoon that strained resources, but officers were able to follow investigative leads and seize evidence.

On Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 4:02p.m., East Precinct Officers responded to a report of shots fired near Southeast 82nd Avenue and Southeast Insley Street. Officers located a crime scene closer to Southeast 83rd Avenue (photo), where there was evidence of gunfire. A short time later, officers learned of a shooting victim being dropped off at a local hospital by private vehicle. Officers confirmed that the patient was injured in the shooting on Southeast Insley Street. The adult male victim was severely wounded, but after lifesaving treatment at the hospital he is expected to survive his injuries.

East Precinct Officers followed investigative leads and tips from the public to locate a vehicle involved in the shooting and three firearms (photo). They were seized as evidence. Investigators will determine if they were in fact used in a crime. The Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. They believe occupants of another vehicle were involved in the shooting. They have not yet been located yet and no arrests have been made. The case number is 21-157409.

As that call response was underway, another shooting call came out in East Precinct. At 7:17p.m., officers responded to the 3900 block of Southeast 174th Avenue on a shooting. When they arrived they found one adult male had been shot in a leg. He was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigating officers determined that at least two people were shooting at each other. A stray bullet struck the victim, who was uninvolved and watering his front lawn at the time. Several bullets also pierced a nearby occupied apartment, narrowly missing a child taking a bath.

One involved person was identified and detained. A firearm has been seized as evidence (photo). At this time no charges have been filed in that case. At least one other suspect is outstanding. The case number is 21-157537.

ECST supervisors noted the outstanding call response by patrol officers to the two chaotic scenes that led to significant progress in the case investigations.

If anyone has information about either of these cases, please reference their case numbers and e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov .

Anonymous tips can be sent through Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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In the past week in Portland there were at least thirty shootings, ten resulting in injuries. There were also six deaths that are being investigated as homicides.

Photo descriptions:

Three firearms displayed on a surface, one large semiautomatic handgun, black with silver colored slide, with its loaded magazine next to it, a small black revolver, and a small semiautomatic handgun, black with silver colored slide with loaded magazine.

Shooting scene on SE Insley Street. Yellow evidence markers are scattered on a streetscape, indicating where shell casings were found. A red car and a motor home are parked on the curbline, and police vehicles are parked in the distance.

A black semiautomatic handgun sitting on a vehicle seat, slide locked in the rear position, loaded magazine nearby.

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Photo 1 Suspect 1 standing by car
Photo 1 Suspect 1 standing by car
UPDATE: Juveniles Wanted in Robberies Arrested, Additional Suspects Sought (Photo) - 06/10/21

Detectives with the Portland Police Robbery Unit have arrested four juveniles related to this series of crimes, and are still seeking information about two suspects still outstanding.

On Wednesday, June 9, 2021, detectives arrested the following suspects, whose names are not being released due to their status as juveniles, and booked them into the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Center:

Female, 14, of Portland: Robbery in the Second Degree (4 counts), Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Burglary in the Second Degree, Theft in the Second Degree (3 counts), Harassment.

Male, 15, of Portland: Robbery in the Second Degree (4 counts), Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.

Female, 13, of Portland: Robbery in the Second Degree (3 counts), Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.

Male, 12, of Portland: Robbery in the Second Degree (3 counts), Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.

Tips from the public assisted detectives in identifying these suspects, and the Portland Police Bureau is grateful for all who responded to the request for information.

Two suspects remain outstanding, and photos of them are attached. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Bob Boylan at Bob.Boylan@portlandoregon.gov .

Anonymous tips can be sent through Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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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Photo 1 Description: Suspect 1, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with white writing on the front and blue pants standing outside of an open car door

Photo 2 Description: Suspect 1 in roughly the same position, with a different facial expression

Photo 3 Description: Suspect 2 standing in the aisle of a bus, wearing a black beanie cap, black face mask, black jacket with cartoon character faces printed on it, black pants, black shoes


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On Monday, May 17, 2021, people called 9-1-1 to report a series of robberies, thefts, and vandalism between 3:05 p.m. and 7:34 p.m. in four different neighborhoods in southeast Portland. The suspect descriptions and actions, as well as the relatively close locations of these crimes, suggests that the same group of suspects are responsible and may have committed similar crimes over several days.

The first three incidents took place in the Montavilla neighborhood. At about 3:05 p.m., the group entered a convenience store in the 9100 block of Southeast Division Street. A small group entered the store, spread out and began stealing things. They began to leave and pushed an employee out of their way as they left with stolen property (case 21-132906).

At about 3:22 p.m., the group entered a restaurant in the 8700 block of Southeast Division. They began yelling loudly at staff, creating a disturbance while one of the group stole the tip jar, then the whole group left (case 21-132917).

At about 3:46 p.m., the group entered a salon in the 8200 block of Southeast Division and began throwing products from shelves and table tops onto the floor. Individuals from the group moved into marked “employee only” areas and stole property. At least one person attempted to take a purse from a customer before leaving with the rest of the group (case 21-132937).

At about 4:15 p.m., the group approached a person parking a car in the 2700 block of 82nd Avenue, in the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood. They surrounded the car and approached the driver, demanding money. One of the group stole property from inside the car before the group ran off (case 21-132954).

At about 4:50 p.m., the group surrounded a car as it drove through a parking lot in the 5200 block of Southeast 82nd Avenue, in the Foster-Powell neighborhood. The driver of the car stopped and one of the people in the group opened the driver’s door and pulled the driver out of the car. The group got into the car and drove off (case 21-132990).

At about 7:34 p.m., the group was driving the stolen car in the area of Southeast 86th Avenue and Southeast Bush Street in the Lents Neighborhood. They blocked the way of a person driving through that area, forcing the car to stop. People from the group in the stolen car tried to get into stopped car, but the driver was able to drive off (case 21-132131).

The people in the group were described as one black female and up to four black males, ranging in age from mid to late teens. Detectives are following up on these crimes, including the gathering of photo and video evidence. It is unknown at this time of these were in any way bias crimes. Investigators believe others may have been victims of these suspects, but have not called in to make a report.

Anyone with information can contact Detective Jeff Sharp Jeff.Sharp@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Bob Boylan Bob.Boylan@portlandoregon.gov.

Anyone with information about any of these cases may also reference the associated case number and e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov .

Anonymous tips can be sent through Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/
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Davry Lee
Davry Lee
Missing Endangered Located (Photo) - 06/10/21

Davry Lee has been located and is receiving necessary care.

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A man who is a danger to himself and others is missing and the Portland Police Bureau is requesting help locating him.

Davry Lee, 52, (photo) was last seen leaving Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital today, June 9, 2021 at about 12:30p.m. He was on a civil hold due to a neurological issue that causes him to act erratically and he needs urgent medical care.

Davry Lee is an African American male, 5'6", 145 lbs, and was wearing green hospital scrubs and tan socks when he left the hospital. At 5:47p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a call that Lee was near the intersection of West Burnside Street and Southwest 8th Avenue. When Lee saw the officers, he rode away on a bicycle. Due to safety concerns, officers did not follow. They did note that he had changed into a long sleeve tan shirt with white stripes and khaki pants. He was riding a black road bicycle.

If anyone sees him or has information about where he is now, please call 911. If anyone has information that is not time sensitive please e-mail the PPB Missing Persons Unit at missing@portlandoregon.gov .

Photo description: photo of Davry Lee

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Attached Media Files: Davry Lee
Mt. Tabor Park Statue Vandal Identified And Cited - 06/10/21

Portland Police officers from the East Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) conducted follow up on vandalism to a statue in Mt. Tabor Park, which occurred on June 8, 2021.

Investigators developed information identifying 43-year-old Jeanette K. Grode as the suspect.

On June 10, 2021, NRT contacted Grode and issued a citation in lieu of custody for ORS 164.354 Criminal Mischief II, ORS 166.075 Abuse of Venerated Objects, ORS 164.383 Unlawful Applying of Graffiti, and Portland City Code 20.12.100 Vandalism - Protection of Park Property and Vegetation, and was not lodged at jail due to booking restrictions.
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Rifle
Rifle
Suspect Arrested After Firing Rifle At Another - 06/10/21

*This update adds a photo of the rifle that was seized as evidence*

On June 9, 2021 at about 10:30 p.m., Portland Police officers responded to the report of shots fired in the Montavilla neighborhood, near Northeast 75th Avenue and Northeast Halsey Street. Callers reported hearing people yelling and the sound of gunshots. Callers reported seeing a man armed with a rifle out in the street.

When officers arrived they saw 37-year-old Tsaan Kuang Saelee standing in the street armed with a rifle. There were bystanders and witnesses out in the area who police directed to move away for their own safety. Saelee moved behind a parked car and reemerged without the rifle, then started to run away. Officers took him into custody and recovered the rifle which had been stashed behind a car.

Police found evidence of gunfire, and based on the ensuing investigation believe that Saelee intentionally fired the rifle at an individual present at the scene; however nobody had been shot.

The Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) responded to investigate.

Saelee exhibited signs of recent drug use so police had medical personnel examine him at the scene. He was transported to the hospital by ambulance prior to booking.

Later, officers transported Saelee to jail for Attempted Murder, Attempted Assault I, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

If anyone has information about this case, please reference case 21-156754 and e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov .

Anonymous tips can be sent through Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

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Attached Media Files: Rifle
Police photo of trailer on top of car
Police photo of trailer on top of car
Crash On I-5 North At SW Terwilliger - Northbound Lanes Blocked - 06/09/21

On June 9, 2021 at about 4:29 a.m., Portland Police responded to a crash on northbound Interstate 5 at Southwest Terwilliger Boulevard. A semi-tractor trailer crashed onto its side and came to rest on top of another vehicle. First responders are talking with the people in the vehicle under the trailer (photo). The extent of any injuries is unknown, but this is not a fatal crash.

Police expect I-5 north to be blocked for a few hours while the crash is investigated and cleared.
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Officers Arrest Suspect From Weekend Shooting Where One Person Was Injured - 06/08/21

On June 6, 2021 at about 6:27 p.m., Portland Police officers from Central Precinct responded to the report that someone had been shot in the 5200 block of Southwest Barbur Boulevard, at a large camp nearby.

Officers arrived and located a male victim suffering from a single gunshot wound. Officers provided immediate medical aid until the victim could be treated and transported to an area hospital by ambulance. The injury was serious, but later determined to be non-life threatening. Officers searched the area for the suspect, but did not find him.

The Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) responded and began an investigation. ECST detectives identified 45-year-old Kelly J. Winkels as the suspect in this case.

On June 8th, at about 7:38 a.m., Central Precinct officers located Mr. Winkels in the 8600 block of Southwest Barbur Boulevard and took him into custody without incident.

Mr. Winkels was booked in jail on charges of Attempted Murder II, Assault I, Unlawful Use of a Weapon (Firearm), and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.
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Fatal Shooting In Overlook Neighborhood - 06/08/21

On June 8, 2021, at about 2:06 a.m., Portland Police responded to the report of shots heard in the Overlook neighborhood, in the area of the 4000 block of North Interstate Avenue. When officers arrived they found a deceased man near North Failing Street and North Montana Avenue, who appeared to have been shot. There is no suspect information at this time.

Portland Police Homicide detectives responded to the scene and are investigating. An autopsy will be scheduled to determine cause and manner of death. This is an ongoing investigation.

Any additional information will be released at the direction of the investigators.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Brian Sims Brian.Sims@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-2079 or Detective Scott Broughton Scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-3774.
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Investigation Underway After Shooting In Creston-Kenilworth Neighborhood Leaves Four Dead - 06/07/21

On June 6, 2021 at about 10:25 p.m., Portland Police responded to the report of a shooting at a residence in the 4000 block of Southeast Boise Street. Upon arrival officers found four people deceased from apparent gunshot wounds.

Portland Police Homicide detectives responded to the scene and are investigating. Autopsies will be scheduled to determine cause and manner of death. This is an ongoing investigation. Any additional information will be released at the direction of the investigators.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Michael Greenlee Michael.Greenlee@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0871 or Detective Brad Clifton Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0696.
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Robbery of Downtown Store Leads to Numerous Charges for Suspect - 06/06/21

A man is facing numerous charges after robbing a downtown department store and assaulting security and officers.

On Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 6:15p.m., Central Precinct Officers were dispatched to a disturbance call at a department store in the 700 block of Southwest Broadway. Updates were given that a suspect was stealing items, assaulting people, and breaking things in the store. Dispatch updated responding officers that shots were fired and some callers were reporting an active shooter. Officers arrived and learned the suspect had left. They also confirmed that no shots were fired.

An officer located the suspect, later identified as Tyrone J. Lee, 36, at Southwest 9th Avenue and Southwest Washington Street. Lee started running. The officer followed Lee until more units could arrive. Once several officers arrived, they approached Lee at Northwest Broadway and Northwest Glisan Street. Lee punched an officer and started to run away again. The officer deployed his Conducted Electrical Weapon (CEW or Taser) on Lee, which was effective and allowed the officers to handcuff him without using any additional force. Paramedics were requested to remove the probes. The officer was not injured.

After he was arrested, Lee told officers he swallowed heroin and was suicidal, so officers requested an ambulance and he was taken to a hospital.

Officers investigated and learned that Lee had been caught shoplifting and punched a security guard in the face when she tried to get the stolen items back. The security guard retrieved the items and retreated back into the store, but Lee followed her. He was screaming threats to shoot the security guard, then began destroying property. He tipped over at least two large metal and glass displays, which caused loud noises that some customers thought were gunshots. Customers and employees began fleeing the store, and one employee fell and suffered minor injuries. No gun was ever seen.

Lee was issued a criminal citation in lieu of custody for Robbery in the Third Degree, Theft in the First Degree, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, and Escape in the Third Degree.

As with all uses of force by PPB officers, this incident is undergoing an administrative review by a supervisor, precinct command, and the PPB Inspector General. In these circumstances, Use of Force policy also mandates a review by the Chief's Office and notification to the Professional Standards Division. Force policy is available here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/751998

Photo description: Portland police badge graphic with the words "News Release"

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Crash Investigation Scene
Crash Investigation Scene
Man Struck by MAX Train off I84, is Deceased (Photo) - 06/05/21

A man is deceased after being struck by a MAX train along I-84 after he was involved in an earlier trespassing incident.

On Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 12:24p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of suspicious circumstances at a home in the 8600 block of Northeast Broadway. A caller reported that a man had walked into her home. The victim was working upstairs and said the suspect came all the way upstairs and stood over her. She demanded that he leave, but he only complied when the victim's husband and sons came to her aid.

An officer located the suspect in the 9000 block of Northeast Schuyler Street. When the officer asked the suspect to stop, he did not comply. The officer followed at a distance until more officers could arrive. Once they had more officers, the suspect stopped and was arrested. Officers had him evaluated by paramedics for some preexisting minor injuries, but he refused medical attention. Due to booking restrictions, he could not be transported to jail. The officer issued him a criminal citation for Criminal Trespass in the First Degree and an unrelated warrant (citation in lieu of custody). He was then released.

At 2:31p.m., officers were called to Interstate-84 at about Northeast 68th Avenue on a report of a male walking in traffic. Numerous callers said that he had a large rock and a pipe in this hands and were swinging them at passing cars. Callers reported him in both the eastbound and westbound lanes of the freeway. As officers were trying to get traffic stopped so they could approach, they received updated information that he had run in front of a passing MAX train.

Officers located him deceased. They confirmed it was the same subject from the earlier trespassing call.

Transit Police were not available, so Portland Police are primary investigators. The Portland Police Major Crash Team responded to investigate. Two lanes of traffic on I84 were closed but have since been reopened. If anyone witnessed any part of this incident and has not talked to officers, please contact traffic crash investigator Officer Garrett Dow at Garrett.Dow@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-5070. Please reference case number 21-152466.

The involved person's identity will be released after next of kin is notified of his death.

Photo description: Crash investigation scene looking west on I84. A Portland Police patrol vehicle is in the foreground and a police motorcycle and command vehicle are in the background. To the right is a stopped light rail train with officers and transit officials working the scene.

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Attached Media Files: Crash Investigation Scene
DMV photo of Andy Akina
DMV photo of Andy Akina
Missing Person Found Safe (Photo) - 06/05/21

On Friday, June 4, 2021, the Missing Persons Unit was notified that Andy Akina is safe. He is no longer considered missing. The Portland Police Bureau is grateful to the community for keeping a look out for him.

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A man has been missing for almost a month and the Portland Police Missing Persons Unit is requesting the public's assistance.

Andrew "Andy" Akina, 57, (photo) was reported missing on May 25, 2021, but officers learned he has not been seen for about 30 days. He was last known to be living in a camp near Northeast 82nd Avenue and Northeast Halsey Street.

Akina is 5'7", 185 lbs. It's unknown what clothing he was wearing.

If anyone has any information on his whereabouts, please call Detective Kristina Coffey at 503-823-1081 or email missing@portlandoregon.gov .


Photo description: DMV photo of missing person

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Attached Media Files: DMV photo of Andy Akina
Victim Shot Multiple Times, Suspect Information Sought - 06/05/21

A man is in the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds after a shooting in the Lents Neighborhood.

On Friday, June 4, 2021 at 8:03p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of someone shot near the 8400 block of Southeast Lafayette Street. When officers arrived they located an adult male victim in the street with multiple gunshot wounds. The officers performed lifesaving measures until paramedics arrived and took over patient care. The victim was transported to a hospital via ambulance. His injuries were determined to be serious, but he is expected to survive.

No arrests have been made, and no suspect information is being released.

The Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) responded to the scene to investigate. Detectives still hope to speak with people who may have information about this incident. If anyone has information about this case, please reference the case 21-151674 and e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov .

Anonymous tips can be sent through Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

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Shooting in the Sellwood-Moreland Neighborhood, Man Deceased - 06/05/21

A man was found deceased after a shooting in the Sellwood-Moreland Improvement League Neighborhood Saturday morning.

On Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 1:52a.m., Central Precinct officers were called to a report that someone had been shot in the 1900 block of Southeast Ochoco Street, near the entrance to the Springwater Trail. When officers arrived, they located a deceased adult male. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's office will determine cause and manner of death.

No arrests have been made and no suspect information is available.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit responded and is investigating. If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective Jason Koenig Jason.Koenig@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0889 or Detective Jennifer Hertzler at Jennifer.Hertzler@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-1040.

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Man Arrested After Dousing Victim with Gasoline - 06/04/21

A man is facing charges after dousing a victim with gasoline and threatening to light her on fire.

On Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 1:28p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of an assault in the 8500 block of Southeast Sherrett Street. When they arrived they contacted the adult female victim, who was not injured but had gasoline on her. She said her ex-boyfriend dumped gasoline on her and her truck, then threatened to ignite the gasoline. He allegedly flicked the flint wheel of a lighter near her and the truck.

Officers learned the location of the suspect and later arrested him near Southeast Mt. Scott Boulevard and Southeast Knapp Street.

The Portland Police Special Victims Unit responded to assist with the investigation, and booked Michael A. Jaha, 54, into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Attempted Assault in the First Degree-Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence Menacing, Arson in the Second Degree, and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree.

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Boxed-in Suspect Vehicle
Boxed-in Suspect Vehicle
Shooting Becomes Car Pursuit, Suspect Arrested, "Ghost" Gun seized (Photo) - 06/04/21

A man is facing charges after a shooting and vehicle pursuit that led to the discovery of an unserialized "ghost" handgun.

On Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 11:04p.m., East Precinct officers responded to multiple calls of shots heard in the area of the 100 block of Southeast 129th Avenue. A suspect vehicle seen driving away from the scene, a blue 2000 Jaguar XK8, was located and officers initiated a stop. The driver of the vehicle attempted to elude. Officers pursued the driver, attempting pursuit intervention techniques. The driver crashed into a parked vehicle near Southeast Division Street and Southeast 136th Avenue, then tried to drive off again. Officers used patrol vehicles to surround the car and stop it (photo). The driver, Jerray A. Brown, 40, of Portland, was arrested. An unserialized "ghost gun" was located in his vehicle (photo). The gun was seized as evidence.


Brown was transported to a hospital for non-life threatening injuries related to the crash, then booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm (2 counts), Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2 counts), Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public (city code-2 counts), Discharge of a Firearm in the city (city code), Attempting to Elude by Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver-Property Damage, and Reckless Endangering (2 counts).

There were no known injuries related to the shooting.

The Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) is investigating and still hope to speak with people who may have information about this incident. If anyone has information about this case, please reference the case 21-150836 and e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov .

Anonymous tips can be sent through Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

Photo descriptions: Photo 1 is a light blue sedan with heavy front-end damage bracketed by two Portland Police vehicles with police lights activated. Photo 2 is the vehicle's driver's seat and floorboard. A semiautomatic handgun with a red lower receiver, a silver slide, and black magazine is on the floorboard near the brake pedal. The airbag was deployed from the steering wheel.

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Man Missing for Nearly 9 Months Located Deceased - 06/04/21

A man who has been missing and considered endangered for nearly 9 months has been located deceased in the Willamette River.

On Thursday, June 3, 2021, a private dive team with the firm “Adventures with Purpose” located the vehicle in about 25 feet of water off the Cathedral Park Boat Ramp. It was determined to be the Toyota SUV belonging to Richard Ritz, 74. The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Dive Team recovered the body, which was tentatively identified as Ritz, and turned him over to the Medical Examiner. Confirmation of his identity, and cause and manner of death will be determined at a later time. At this time there is no sign of foul play. Ritz's family has been notified.

The Portland Police Bureau is grateful for the public's efforts to look for him.

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Detectives recently learned that Mr. Ritz reportedly put new plates on his vehicle when he bought it: Oregon 716GPE

Mr. Ritz was last seen September 12th around 8:30 p.m. in North Portland. Missing Persons detectives are still looking for him and request help from the public if they see him or his vehicle.

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A man missing for 5 days is now considered endangered and the Portland Police Bureau is hoping the public can help by looking out for him and his vehicle.

Richard Ritz, 74, was last seen Sunday, September 13, 2020 around 5:00p.m. leaving a bar in the 9500 block of North Lombard Street.

Ritz (photos) is a white male, 6'1" in height, 160 pounds, with a short "fu manchu" style mustache, khaki pants, red plaid flannel shirt, a Lakers baseball cap, and black tennis shoes. He has several tattoos, including "HATE" on his right knuckles and "LOVE" on his left knuckles. He may be living in his vehicle, which is a matte black 1999 Toyota 4Runner SUV (photos), Oregon license CK65017. Ritz is known to frequent St. Johns, Sauvie Island, and Scappoose.

Some health information has led Missing Persons Detectives to classify Ritz as endangered.

If anyone has seen Ritz or his vehicle, please contact Portland Police Missing Persons Detectives at 503-823-0797 or missing@portlandpolice.gov .


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APIA.jpg
APIA.jpg
PPB Announces Asian Pacific Islander Advisory Council - 06/03/21

The Portland Police Bureau is excited to announce the establishment of the Asian Pacific Islander Advisory Council to the Chief's Office.

APIA council members, Chief Chuck Lovell and Assistant Chief Mike Leasure and other PPB members and business community partners gathered yesterday at the Fubonn Shopping Center to formally announce this new partnership which will focus on working together on justice reforms and concentrate on the APIA community's safety issues.

“I am so honored to have this new partnership and relationship with the Asian Pacific Islander community,” said Chief Lovell. “This foundation will work to help us make better informed decisions about public service, what service should look like and how we can best support the needs of this community.”

Assistant Chief Leasure, who is a Chief's envoy with the APIA Council, highlighted the Bureau's commitment to fostering and earning trust with the APIA communities: "As a member of the APIA community, I look forward to representing the Portland Police Bureau and working with the APIA Advisory Council to create a safe and thriving community."

The APIA council chairs shared the following message about the spirit and mission of this Council:

"We are the Asian & Pacific Islander Advisory Council, and we are a community-driven, community-led Council to the Portland Police Bureau that is willing and committed to building a lasting relationship with all Bureau members, fostering a two-way learning and cultural growth; valuing mutual understanding and respect, and we are coming together to create a safer and thriving community.

"We are focusing on long-term solutions with our APIA communities that live in pockets and various neighborhoods; this is not just about the Jade District, old China Town, but it's about our collective efforts to address livability, well-being, and safety of over 100 different APIA groups in the Metro area.

"We recognize that justice reforms cannot be done in silos, and no single entity or stakeholder can carry it out alone; instead, we need to work in concert with one another, which is the focus of our APIA Council - having our members, who represent wider marginalized APIA communities, work together with Police Bureau members to addressing not just primary community safety issues, but get to know one another, see each other as human first, and focus on shared values, shared humanity and strive toward building and preserving universal human rights goals such as dignity, fairness, equality, respect, and independence.
We want to directly participate, guide, and carry out justice reforms while advocating for the needs and rights of our APIA families. We want to promote APIA voices and embed them in the process of justice improvement."

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Attached Media Files: APIA.jpg
Manual.jpg
Manual.jpg
PPB Seeks Public Input on Directives - 06/01/21

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 its Directives and seeks public comment.

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

1st Universal Review: 6/1/2021 – 6/15/2021

• Directive 0330.00, Internal Affairs, Complaint Intake, and Processing
• Directive 0331.00, Supervisory Investigations
• Directive 0332.00, Administrative Investigations
• Directive 0333.00, Criminal Investigations of Police Bureau Employees and Other Law Enforcement Agency Sworn Employees
• Directive 0334.00, Performance Deficiencies
• Directive 0335.00, Discipline Process
• Directive 0336.00, Police Review Board
• Directive 0337.00, Police Review Board Personnel Selection
• Directive 0338.00, Discipline Guide

1st Universal Review: 6/1/2021 – 6/30/2021

• Directive 0305.00, Active Bystandership, Intervention, and Anti-Retaliation (New)

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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Alt text Photo: Manual of Policies and Procedures

Attached Media Files: Manual.jpg
Freddy Nelson
Freddy Nelson
Person Killed In Parking Lot Shooting Identified - 06/01/21

The person shot and killed in the Lowes parking lot on May 29, 2021 is 49-year-old Freddy Nelson.

The person who shot and killed Nelson is an armed security guard hired to patrol businesses in the Delta Park area. The security guard remained at the scene and was interviewed by detectives.

The Medial Examiner determined Nelson died from gunshot wounds and ruled his death a homicide.

This is an ongoing investigation that will be submitted to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

Anyone with information can contact Detective Ryan Foote Ryan.Foote@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0781 or Detective Michael Jones Michael.Jones@portlandoregon.gov.


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One man has died after a shooting in a hardware store parking lot in the East Columbia Neighborhood.

On Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 6:42p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a call of a shooting in the 1100 block of North Hayden Meadows Drive. When they arrived, they located one adult male who had apparent gunshot injuries. He was determined to be deceased.

All persons involved in the incident remained on scene and are with officers. Some witnesses may have left before speaking with police and are asked to reach out to investigators. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Portland Police Homicide Unit Detectives Ryan Foote Ryan.Foote@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0781 and Detective Travis Law Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0395.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be released when appropriate.

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Attached Media Files: Freddy Nelson
Darren Lockett
Darren Lockett
Shooting Victim Identified, Homicide Detectives Investigating - victim photo released (Photo) - 05/31/21

Portland Police Homicide Detectives have released information about a shooting that occurred on Saturday near Southeast 132nd Avenue and Southeast Center Street.

The victim in that case is 40-year-old Darren Lockett. The medical examiner determined Mr. Lockett died of a gunshot wound and ruled his death a homicide.

Any additional information will be released at the direction of the investigators.

If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Joseph Corona at Joseph.Corona@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0508 or Detective Anthony Merrill Anthony.Merrill@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-4033.


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A shooting victim died after being transported to the hospital, and Homicide detectives are investigating.

On Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 1:05a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of someone shot in the street near Southeast 132nd Avenue and Southeast Center Street. When officers arrived, they located an adult male with an apparent gunshot wound. Paramedics responded and transported the victim to the hospital, where he later died.

No arrests have been made. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Joseph Corona at Joseph.Corona@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0508 or Detective Anthony Merrill Anthony.Merrill@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-4033.

More information will be released when appropriate.

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Attached Media Files: Darren Lockett
Guns and Knives on Police Car
Guns and Knives on Police Car
Suspect Arrested on TriMet Bus with Guns, Ammunition, and Other Weapons (Photo) - 05/29/21

A suspect was arrested with a shotgun, handgun, and other weapons on a Tri Met bus.

On Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 1:18p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southwest Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway and Southwest Bertha Boulevard on a report of someone carrying a shotgun on a bus. Officers found the armed suspect at the back of the bus. The suspect was uncooperative, but did not threaten the officers or anyone else with the shotgun. Officers were able to convince the suspect to come off the bus without pointing the gun at anyone. They were able to get the other passengers off the bus and take the suspect into custody safely.

In addition to the shotgun and shells, the suspect was found with a loaded handgun, restricted knives, and metal knuckles (photos). They were seized as evidence.

No one was injured. Jarrod Deferrari, 24, of Sunrise, Florida, was served a criminal citation for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, 2 counts of Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public Place (City Code- 14A.60.010), and 4 Counts of Carrying of a Concealed Weapon. He was released to the custody of the Washington County Sheriff's Office, which was also conducting an investigation involving Deferrari.


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Can You ID Me 51
Can You ID Me 51
Investigation into Confrontations Between People In A Crowd Blocking Traffic And Motorists Continues-Public Assistance Requested - 05/29/21

The investigation into possible crimes committed during confrontations between motorists and a crowd blocking traffic is continuing. Investigators are asking for the public's help identifying 5 subjects who were seen there. The photographs have been posted to the "Can You ID Me?" website, where you can leave tips for the investigator:

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/canyouidme/read.cfm?id=311751
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/canyouidme/read.cfm?id=311752
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/canyouidme/read.cfm?id=311753
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/canyouidme/read.cfm?id=311754
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/canyouidme/read.cfm?id=311755


"Can You ID Me" https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/canyouidme/index.cfm
is a partnership with local law enforcement seeking to elicit help from the public solving criminal cases. The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public’s help to identify suspects, persons of interest or critical witnesses in a variety of unsolved cases. If you recognize anyone on the page, you can click on the photo to leave a tip for the lead investigator. You may remain anonymous. Do not attempt to apprehend any of these individuals. All pictured individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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On May 6, 2021, at about 12:12 p.m., Portland Police were dispatched the report of a pedestrian struck by a car near North Interstate Avenue and North Killingsworth Street. This was related to a large group walking in the street there.

As officers arrived they did not find any pedestrians who claimed to have been struck. The large group had moved away, still walking in nearby streets, some openly carrying firearms. Officers remained in the area searching for anyone who may have been injured and to collect evidence and information.

Additional calls came in from people who had been driving vehicles in the area and who were blocked by the crowd in the street. One person said people in the crowd broke out their vehicle windows, damaged tires, and sprayed them with some kind of irritant near North Interstate Avenue and North Killingsworth Street.

A person in another vehicle blocked by the crowd near North Alberta Street and North Michigan Avenue got into a dispute with people who surrounded him and took a firearm from him, as well as tools and keys.

Portland Police attempted to collect as many statements as possible from those involved. Officers will document as much of the incidents as witnesses share and will attempt to gather available evidence, including video for follow-up on any criminal allegations.

One person was transported by ambulance to the hospital following one of the altercations.

If anyone has information about this case, please reference the case 21-121818 and e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov .

Anonymous tips can be sent through Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/



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Shooting in Hazelwood Neighborhood, One Injured - 05/28/21

An adult male victim is in the hospital after a shooting in the Hazelwood Neighborhood.

On Friday, May 28, 2021 at 3:47p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of someone shot at an apartment complex in the 12000 block of Southeast Ash Street. When they arrived they located a victim with an apparent gunshot wound to the arm. He was transported to a hospital by ambulance with an injury that is not believed to be life threatening.

Officers received information about a possible suspect vehicle leaving the scene in a vehicle. A vehicle was stopped and one person was detained for further investigation, although the shooting suspect is not believed to be in custody.

The Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) is on scene to investigate. If anyone has information about this shooting, please e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 21-144201.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

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May 28 Flyer
May 28 Flyer
Event In Portland Tonight - Police Encourage Peaceful Demonstrations (Photo) - 05/28/21

The Portland Police Bureau is aware of an event planned tonight commemorating the anniversary of the first protests in Portland following the death of George Floyd. Elements contained in the flyer are similar in nature to past ones that promoted “Autonomous Demonstration” including criminal activity and the use of fire. Portland Police will have extra resources assigned to monitor this event.

The flyer states attendees should “wear bloc & be water,” suggesting participants will dress in similar black colored clothing to make it more difficult to distinguish lawbreakers, and that they may plan to march quickly in an effort to stymie law enforcement efforts to prevent destruction. Likewise, “no cameras” suggests that some might commit crimes and do not want photographic evidence that can be used against them later. Finally, the graphics suggest stylized flames, encouraging the use of fire. This is extremely dangerous.

The Portland Police Bureau encourages lawful, peaceful gatherings that allow people to demonstrate and to exercise their first amendment rights. But in cases where events are advertised in this manner, Portland Police will monitor activity related to these events to determine what response may be appropriate. PPB will respond if violence or criminal activity takes place that threatens the safety of community members, public employees or to public or private property. Members of the public should be aware that traffic may be disrupted in the downtown area if there is a march, and community members passing through affected areas should plan accordingly.

Police response to criminal and or violent activity can draw a significant amount of resources, including patrol officers, supervisors, detectives, and more, away from emergency calls elsewhere across the city. This, combined with the a critical staffing shortage forces the Police Bureau to prioritize calls that present a danger to life safety. Some calls may not be answered until events end and resources are available. We ask for patience from the community as response may delayed, depending on circumstances. If possible, please report incidents online at https://portlandpolice.com or try calling at a later time to make a report.

The Police Bureau encourages:
* Event organizers to communicate with liaison officers so the Police Bureau is aware of the needs and intentions of the groups represented by the respective organizers;
* People who observe suspicious items or activity or are aware of incidents that place a person's life, safety or property in danger should contact police in person or by calling 911 if you can, text 911 if you cannot. Texts to 911 cannot include emoticons, emojis, pictures, or videos;
* People near others who are preparing to or in the act of committing criminal behavior are encouraged to separate themselves from the group and notify police; and
* All present to listen to and adhere to any directions provided by the Police Bureau public address vehicle. The announcements provide important information including directions, what actions demonstrators must take and what action the Police Bureau may take.

Although there are no known plans or permits issued for street marches associated with tonight's event, the Portland Police Bureau encourages road users to be aware of the potential for traffic interruptions should a spontaneous march develop. People engaged in demonstration activity should remain on sidewalks and obey traffic laws.

Anyone with information about criminal behavior being planned prior to this event, or observes criminal behavior during this event, or learns of it after this event, is asked to share it by email to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov.

For updates, please follow the Portland Police Bureau on Twitter @portlandpolice .

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Attached Media Files: May 28 Flyer
Arrest Made in Menacing With Knife Case - 05/28/21

A menacing with a knife that garnered attention on social media due to some amateur video capturing the incident has resulted in arrests and charges.

On May 16, 2021, at about 4:00p.m., Central Precinct officers were called to Southwest 1st Avenue and Southwest Main Street on a report of a disturbance involving a weapon. The officers met with the caller, a 30-year-old male. They learned that he and a 27-year-old male friend were walking near Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest Salmon Street when they heard what they perceived was an elderly man being harassed by two men. When they tried to verbally intervene, the victim was chased away by a suspect with a knife. The victim got to his car, and another suspect broke a side window on his car as he tried to drive away.

Officers did an area check and detained one suspect several blocks away. Through further investigation they determined he was responsible for the broken window. Jeffrey C. McKenzie, 26, of Portland, was criminally cited for Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree.

The Central Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) did follow-up investigation to identify the suspect that menaced the victim with the knife. On May 26, 2021, NRT officers arrested Nicholas A. Zeesta, 31, of Newberg, Oregon. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Menacing.

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Arrest made in Parkrose Neighborhood Double Shooting - 05/27/21

Since the double-shooting on April 26 near Northeast Sandy Boulevard and Northeast 96th Avenue, detectives with the Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) have been doing follow-up investigation.

On Monday, May 24, 2021, ECST applied for and obtained an arrest warrant for Tejay Nunya Castle, 31, in connection with this case. The arrest warrant for Mr. Castle included the following charges in connection with this shooting: Attempted Murder in the Second Degree (2 Counts), Attempted Assault in the First Degree (2 Counts), Assault in the Second Degree (2 Counts), Unlawful Use of a Weapon – Firearm (2 Counts), Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree (3 Counts).

The Vancouver Police Department located Mr. Castle and arrested him in Vancouver, Washington on the evening of May 24, 2021. Vancouver arrested and booked Castle on the PPB arrest warrant and on unrelated charges in connection to a road rage shooting: https://www.flashalert.net/id/VancouverPD

Mr. Castle is in currently in custody in Clark County. Extradition proceedings are forthcoming.

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On Monday, April 26, 2021 at 7:01 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 9500 Block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard on a report of a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and located two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

Investigators from the Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) responded to the scene. This case remains under investigation.

If anyone has information about this shooting, please e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 21-112116.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

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UPDATE #2: Suspect From Officer Involved Shooting Facing Charges - 05/27/21

The suspect from the officer involved shooting from early Saturday morning has been released from the hospital and booked into jail. On Wednesday, May 26, 2021, Darrin R. Carr, 37, of Wood Village, Oregon, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Attempted Assault in the Second Degree (2 counts), Unlawful Use of a Weapon (2 counts), Attempting to Elude by Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.

The investigation is continuing and no more information is available.

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The officer involved is Colby Marrs, an 8-year veteran of the Portland Police Bureau.

The suspect involved in this case is still in the hospital. He is in custody but has not been charged, so his name is not being released at this time.

The investigation is continuing and no more information is available.

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A suspect is in custody after an officer involved shooting in the Sunderland Neighborhood.

On Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 12:36a.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a stolen vehicle which was being followed by the theft victim as the suspect was driving near Northeast 158th Avenue and Northeast Mason Street. At about 12:47a.m., Officers located what they thought might be the vehicle, a white 2006 Ford F350 pickup, stopped at Northeast 33rd Drive and Northeast Sunderland Avenue. It was later determined that the F350 was not the same vehicle as the original call, but the F350 was also reported stolen. The officers got out of their vehicle to investigate, and the suspect drove in the direction of the officers. An officer involved shooting took place.

The suspect vehicle continued southbound and officers initiated a pursuit. The suspect drove onto southbound I-205, then eastbound I-84. Spike strips were deployed, which flattened at least one tire on the pickup. The pursuit ended when the suspect crashed in the 2500 block of Northeast 238th Drive in Wood Village at about 1:00a.m. The suspect, a white adult male, was taken into custody and transported to the hospital with non-life threatening gunshot injuries.

No officers were injured. The Portland Police Homicide Unit detectives are investigating the incident.

Anyone who has information about this incident but has not been interviewed by police is encouraged to contact Detective Shaye Samora at Shaye.Samora@portlandoregon.gov; 503-823-0768 or Detective Erik Kammerer at Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov; 503-823-0762.

"This was a dynamic, challenging call, which spanned multiple jurisdictions, and I'm grateful that there were not more injuries," said Chief Chuck Lovell, who responded to the scene. "The investigation will reveal complete circumstances, and I appreciate our community giving us the patience and time to get the whole picture. Investigating an officer use of deadly force is among the most important things we do, and I pledge that we will share more information as the investigation proceeds."

The involved Bureau member's name will be released tomorrow, as per Bureau policy. The involved officer will remain on paid administrative leave until the completion of the Bureau’s and Multnomah County District Attorney Office's investigation.

The Bureau may release additional information as appropriate. The involved officer 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 composed 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

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Commercial Sexual Solicitation Arrests In Portland During Month Of May - 05/27/21

The Portland Police Bureau Human Trafficking Unit cited 39 men for the crime of Commercial Sexual Solicitation (ORS 167.008) in May 2021 through undercover operations and directed patrol in high vice locations within Portland. During the undercover operation, officers posted online decoy ads on known websites where human trafficking and commercial sexual solicitation activity has been identified. People who responded to those ads and met the elements of the crime, were cited and released. Two people were booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on unrelated warrants.

The 39 people arrested were identified by police as:

31 year old Pouya Akbari, of Portland, OR
31 year old Atalele Anteneh, of Beaverton, OR
35 year old Mohamed Arafa, of Portland, OR
26 year old Rutwik Bharadwaj, of Hillsboro, OR
41 year old Christopher Briggs, of Gresham, OR
24 year old Taras Burchak, of Vancouver, WA
35 year old Patrick Carroll, of Portland, OR
41 year old Danny Dao, of Portland, OR
36 year old Shannon Douris, of Beaverton, OR
62 year old Randy Flanagan, of Portland, OR
31 year old Hector Contreras Garcia, of Salem, OR
44 year old Christopher Gelera, of Bend, OR
36 year old Christopher Haddock, of Lacey, WA
31 year old Andrew Han, of Portland, OR
26 year old Luis Hernandez Marquez, of Battle Ground, WA
39 year old Joshua Hiatt, of Beaverton, OR
23 year old Joshua Holguin, of Woodburn, OR
49 year old James Hughes, of Portland, OR
39 year old Daniel Kappes, of Portland, OR
39 year old Jason Kelly, of Portland, OR
42 year old Jose Luzardo Prieto, of Beaverton, OR
30 year old Max Martin, of Klickitat, WA
33 year old Lucio Martinez-Valdovinos, of Pasco, WA
45 year old Walter Meglasson III, of Benton City, WA
23 year old Daniel Momoh, of Portland, OR
52 year old Robert Nathe, of Portland, OR
53 year old Timothy Ogawa, of Vancouver, WA
43 year old Christopher Petriwsky, of Portland, OR
44 year old David Phillips, of Elyria, OH
18 year old Enrique Ramirez, of Tigard, OR
45 year old Michael Richardson, of Portland, OR
31 year old Justin Rodriguez, of Vancouver, WA
24 year old Elias Fernandez Sandoval, of Forest Grove, OR
45 year old Ryan Schneider, of Portland, OR
31 year old Navneel Singh, of Portland, OR
46 year old Danny Streeter, of Portland, OR
36 year old Stromer, of Winlock, WA
43 year old Rene Villaraldo, of Hillsboro, OR
41 year old Joshua Zirschky, of Portland, OR


Human trafficking is not a victimless crime. Cases of human trafficking often include physical, sexual and mental abuse and present as domestic violence, robbery, sexual assault, or fraud. The Portland Police Bureau, in conjunction with other federal and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to deterring human trafficking activities. People who commit crimes as alleged in these arrests may not know whether the person they arrange to meet is being trafficked. The Human Trafficking Unit is working to eliminate instances of trafficking in our community.

The Portland Police Bureau Human Trafficking Unit has embedded Victim Advocates available for resources and services to those who are interested. There are also many community organizations that provide help to those affected by human trafficking. We encourage survivors of human trafficking to reach out to the Human Trafficking detail. Community members who believe they have information on Human Trafficking are also encourage to contact the Human Trafficking detail

For resources related to human trafficking, contact:
National Human Trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-7888

To report tips about human trafficking, contact:
Crime Stoppers 503-823-4357
Portland Police Bureau Non-Emergency 503-823-3333
Call 911 for crimes in progress
HumanTrafficking@portlandoregon.gov
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Sergio Hunt
Sergio Hunt
UPDATE#2: Argay Terrace Death is Confirmed Homicide, Juvenile Victim Identified (Photo) - 05/27/21

The victim in Sunday's Argay Terrace death investigation has been identified as Sergio Hunt, 17. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined the cause of his death was from homicidal violence and the manner of death was homicide. The victim's family has been notified and do not wish to speak to the media. The family provided the attached photograph for public distribution.

The investigation is continuing. Anyone that has information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Scott Broughton at (503) 823-3774 or Scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Brian Sims at (503) 823-2079 or Brian.Sims@portlandoregon.gov.

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The investigation into the death in the Argay Terrace Neighborhood has revealed some suspicious circumstances, and Portland Police Bureau detectives have responded to work with the Major Crash Team. Investigators are requesting help from the public to learn more about what happened.

If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Scott Broughton Scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-3774 or Detective Brian Sims Brian.Sims@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-2079.

No further details are available at this time, but more will be released when appropriate to the investigation.

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A man was found deceased in the street in the Argay Terrace Neighborhood, and early indication is he may have been struck by a hit and run driver.

On Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 6:30a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 14300 block of Northeast Milton Street and found the male deceased. The Portland Police Major Crash Team is enroute to investigate. The block is closed to traffic during the investigation.

If anyone has information about this incident and has not spoken to officers, please call 503-823-3333 and reference case number 21-138675.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be released when appropriate.

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Attached Media Files: Sergio Hunt
Darrell's F 150
Darrell's F 150
UPDATE: Endangered Missing Person Found Safe (Photo) - 05/26/21

This morning, the PPB Missing Persons Unit was notified that Darrell Rask was found safe in Tillamook County. He is now back with his family. Thank you to all who watched out for him.

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Portland Police Missing Person Detectives would like help finding 86-year-old Darrell Rask who left his home in North Portland at about 6:00 p.m. on May 25, 2021 and has not been seen since. Mr. Rask was driving a red Ford F 150 pickup with Oregon license plate VXT513. He did not say where he was going. He sometimes drives to certain stores, but has not been seen at them.

Mr. Rask has health issues and may become lost, especially if he got on a freeway and left North Portland.

Mr. Rask is a white male, about 6'1" 140 pounds with gray hair. He was last seen wearing a gray and black checked jacket.

Anyone who sees Mr. Rask or his pickup is asked to call police.

Anyone with other information about this case may contact Detective Kristina Coffey Kristina.Coffey@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-1081.
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Death Investigation In Madison South Neighborhood - Now Homicide Investigation - Suspect In Custody - 05/26/21

On May 25, 2021 Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detectives, the Portland Fire Bureau, the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office, and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office initiated a death investigation at a transient camp at Northeast 78th Avenue and Northeast Schuyler Street. Officers had been dispatched there on a welfare check at about 5:08 p.m. and asked for detectives when they found a person deceased.

Officers from East Precinct located and detained 40-year-old Aaron D. Christopher in the 6500 block of Northeast Halsey Street shortly after the incident was reported.

Christopher was later booked into the Multnomah County jail on charges of Murder II and Abuse of a Corpse.

This is an ongoing investigation. Additional information will be released at the direction of the investigators.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Jennifer Hertzler Jennifer.Hertzler@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-1040 or Detective Rico Beniga Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0457.

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On May 25, 2021 at about 5:08 p.m., Portland Police officers responded to a welfare check in the Madison South neighborhood near Northeast 78th Avenue and Northeast Schuyler Street. Officers arrived and found a person deceased.

This is an ongoing investigation. Additional information will be released at the direction of the investigators. An autopsy will be scheduled to determine the manner and cause of death.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Jennifer Hertzler Jennifer.Hertzler@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-1040 or Detective Rico Beniga Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0457.
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Broken Windows
Broken Windows
Peaceful Gathering In Southeast - Destructive Crowd Downtown - 05/26/21

On May 25, 2021 at around 5:30 p.m., about one hundred people gathered at Revolution Hall in southeast Portland and walked in the street to the Burnside Bridge and back, over the course of about 90 minutes. The group had signs and drums and sang and chanted as they walked peacefully.

A little before 8:00 p.m., a different gathering started in the area of Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Main Street. At about 8:45 p.m., they began blocking the intersection. Some people were wearing helmets and carrying gas masks, backpacks and tote bags.

At about 9:13 p.m., people pushed a dumpster against the Justice Center near Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Main Street. People tried to get a fire started in the dumpster. Many people approached the Justice Center holding umbrellas to obscure their actions and movements. At least two people pried at doors on the north side of the building. Several people used umbrellas to conceal their actions and lit a fire in the dumpster at about 9:21 p.m. while people chanted to burn the building down.

Based on the criminal activity of people in the crowd, officers gave public address announcements that the assembly was unlawful. Officers moved toward the crowd to create space for Portland Fire and Rescue to safely enter the block to put out the dumpster fire against the building. People threw frozen water bottles, glass bottles, eggs and metal spikes at officers and fired mortar-style fireworks at officers. People tore down fencing around Chapman Square Park and used fence segments to block Southwest 4th Avenue near Southwest Main Street.

Police cleared metal spikes from the street so firefighters could get close enough to extinguish the fire. People in the crowd formed rows while those closer to the front of the crowd held umbrellas to obscure the view behind them. People from further back threw objects at officers including frozen water bottles, eggs and metal spikes. When the fire was out and firefighters got safely away, officers deployed smoke then left the area.

While the crowd blocked the intersection of Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Main Street, some people incited others to move through the city to destroy property. At about 9:51 p.m. the crowd of over 200 moved west toward City Hall where people broke out windows. They walked north along Southwest 5th Avenue breaking windows and damaging property. Police gave public address announcements declaring the violent and tumultuous conduct of the crowd a riot and gave directions to disperse.

As the crowd walked through downtown, some people broke windows and damaged property at businesses. Slowly, as the number of people in the crowd became smaller and smaller, they began to spread out, fight among themselves and light occasional trash can fires. People within the crowd were overheard saying the night was a success.

Officers made targeted arrests.

By midnight the crowd was down to about a few dozen people milling around.

The following people were arrested and booked into jail:
30-year-old Elizabeth Hall – Criminal Mischief II
30-year-old Emery Hall – Criminal Mischief II, Escape III
23-year-old Rhiannon Millar-Griffin – Criminal Mischief I, Riot
22-year-old Jacob Myers – Criminal Mischief I
21-year-old Jarrid Huber – Arson I, Criminal Mischief I, Criminal Mischief II x 5, Riot

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Attached Media Files: Broken Windows
Unknown Location Event
Unknown Location Event
Events In Portland Today - Police Encourage Peaceful Demonstrations (Photo) - 05/25/21

The Portland Police Bureau is aware of events today in commemoration of the death of George Floyd.

One event is advertised to begin at 4:00 p.m. at Revolution Hall, in the area of Southeast Stark Street and Southeast 12th Avenue. A march will accompany that event.

Another event has been advertised to take place later in the evening at the Justice Center on Southwest 3rd Avenue at 8:00 p.m.

Due to the locations advertised, and at least one march, traffic may be disrupted in the area of the gatherings until their conclusion. People passing through affected areas should plan accordingly.

The Portland Police Bureau encourages lawful, peaceful gatherings that allow people to demonstrate and to exercise their first amendment rights.

One flyer mentions "May 25th Night Shift all out for abolition" and indicates "Small Actions Big Targets" without specifying a time or location.

Portland Police will monitor activity related to these events to determine what response may be appropriate, especially if violence or criminal activity takes place that threatens the safety of community members, public employees or to public or private property.

Police response to criminal and or violent activity can draw a significant amount of resources, including patrol officers, supervisors, detectives, and more, away from emergency calls elsewhere across the city. This, combined with the a critical staffing shortage forces the Police Bureau to prioritize calls that present a danger to life safety. Some calls may not be answered until events end and resources are available. We ask for patience from the community as response may delayed, depending on circumstances. If possible, please report incidents online at https://portlandpolice.com or try calling at a later time to make a report.

The Police Bureau encourages:

* Event organizers to communicate with liaison officers so the Police Bureau is aware of the needs and intentions of the groups represented by the respective organizers;
* People who observe suspicious items or activity or are aware of incidents that place a person's life, safety or property in danger should contact police in person or by calling 911 if you can, text 911 if you cannot. Texts to 911 cannot include emoticons, emojis, pictures, or videos;
* People near others who are preparing to or in the act of committing criminal behavior are encouraged to separate themselves from the group and notify police; and
* All present to listen to and adhere to any directions provided by the Police Bureau public address vehicle. The announcements provide important information including directions, what actions demonstrators must take and what action the Police Bureau may take.

Although there are no known plans or permits issued for street marches associated with any of the known events, the Portland Police Bureau encourages road users to be aware of the potential for traffic interruptions should a spontaneous march develop during the day. People engaged in demonstration activity should remain on sidewalks and obey traffic laws.

Anyone with information about criminal behavior being planned prior to this event, or observes criminal behavior during this event, or learns of it after this event, is asked to share it by email to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov.

For updates, please follow the Portland Police Bureau on Twitter @portlandpolice .
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Message From Chief Chuck Lovell On Anniversary of Murder of George Floyd - 05/25/21

Today marks the one year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd. The Portland Police Bureau has listened to calls for reform in policing and equity across all systems. We are dedicated to continuing and improving upon work to ensure that Police Bureau is at the service of the community.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to public safety, with an emphasis on the sanctity of life and respect for all. The public servants of the Portland Police Bureau look forward to making closer connections and strengthening relationships as we work together to increase safety, equity and peace in our city.

We need to balance the enforcement role we have with compassion and humility and recognize our shared humanity. A journey of police reform and change is a journey we are on together and have to aid each other along the way.

We are grateful to so many who have come in peace to join in driving efforts to bring about positive change. We are committed to continuing that work with valuable partnerships and community support.
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Bullet Hole in Bus Windshield
Bullet Hole in Bus Windshield
Bus Driver Struck by Bullet Behind Wheel (Photo) - 05/22/21

A bus driver is being treated at the hospital for a gunshot injury after being shot behind the wheel of a TriMet bus.

On Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 7:01p.m., an East Precinct officer was on another call and heard gunfire near Northeast 102nd Avenue and Northeast Halsey Street. She and other officers responded and discovered that a TriMet bus driver was shot while behind the wheel of the bus. The driver, an adult male, was seriously injured, but was conscious and talking to officers. He was transported to a hospital by ambulance. He had an apparent gunshot wound to the shoulder.

There were passengers on the bus, but no reports of injuries. There was a bullet hole found in the windshield (photos).

The Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) is on scene and investigating. During the investigation, both Northeast 102nd Avenue and Northeast Halsey Street are closed. Media staging is the parking lot at Gateway, 1403 NE 102nd Ave. An Acting Lieutenant will be available for interviews.

If anyone has information about this case, please reference Portland Police case 21-138251 and e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov .

Anonymous tips can be sent through Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

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Gun and Magazines
Gun and Magazines
Suspect Faces Attempted Murder Charges for April 2020 Shooting Case (Photo) - 05/22/21

A suspect is facing attempted murder charges after the Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) made an arrest in a shooting case from 13 months ago in the Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood.


On Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 10:30a.m., ECST members arrested Deangelo D. Clayton, Jr., 23, of Portland near North Olin Avenue and North Oberlin Street. They seized a pistol (photo) as evidence. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree and Assault in the First Degree.


"This arrest coming more than a year later shows the diligence and perseverance that our ECST detectives in pursuing justice for the victims of gun violence," said Chief Chuck Lovell. "This is also one of four significant ECST arrests made this week related to gun crime, and I'm grateful to our professional investigators for all their hard work."


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The Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) continues to investigate the shooting that happened in the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood.

After undergoing surgery, the adult male victim is expected to recover. He was seriously wounded after being shot multiple times.

Detectives have learned that he was in a parking lot when a suspect in a vehicle drove up and shot him. A business was also struck by gunfire (photos), but no one else was injured.

GVRT is continuing to investigate the identity of the suspect. No description is available.

If anyone has information about this shooting, they're asked to contact GVRT at 503-823-4106 or e-mail information to GVRT@portlandoregon.gov .

The Gun Violence Reduction Team continues to interdict gun violence citywide.

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

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

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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 Friday, April 10, 2020 at 3:56 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast 123rd Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard on reports that shots were fired in the area. When officers arrived they located an adult male victim with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital by ambulance. The victim's medical status is unknown at this time.

Southeast Powell Boulevard is closed in both directions from Southeast 122nd Avenue to Southeast 125th Avenue.

Officers have secured the crime scene and the Gun Violence Reduction Team is responding to assist in the investigation.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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Breauna White family photo
Breauna White family photo
Homicide Suspect Henry Brogdon Arrested in Texas (Photo) - 05/22/21

On Friday, May 21, 2021, Henry Brogdon was arrested by the United States Marshal's Service in Tyler, Texas. He was booked into the Smith County Jail on a warrant for Murder in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Extradition proceedings are expected.

The Portland Police Bureau appreciates the public looking for Brogdon.

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30-year-old Henry Deondrae Brogdon is wanted in connection with the May 5, 2021 shooting death of Breauna White. Brogdon has a warrant for Murder II. His whereabouts are unknown.

Anyone who knows the exact whereabouts of Brogdon or sees him is asked to avoid contact and call 911.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Michael Jones Michael.Jones@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Ryan Foote Ryan.Foote@portlandoregon.gov or call 503-823-0781 and reference Portland Police case 21-120634. Tips can also be sent to Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

Anyone wishing to submit a secure and anonymous tip regarding any unsolved felony crime should visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/ or visit the App Store and download P3 Tips for your smart phone or tablet.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, or to view other unsolved cases, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

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CORRECTION: The victim's age was 30 years old. The Portland Police Bureau regrets the error.

This version also adds the attached photograph provided by her family for public release.

The victim in the May 5, 2021, Cathedral Park neighborhood shooting has been identified as 30-year-old Breauna White. The medical examiner concluded she died of gunshot wounds and ruled this a homicide. No additional information is being released.

It is the 28th homicide in Portland in 2021.

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On May 5, 2021 at about 10:41 a.m., Portland Police officers from North Precinct responded to the report of shots in the Cathedral Park neighborhood, near North Willamette Boulevard and North Charleston Avenue.

Upon arrival officers located one person who appeared to have been shot, deceased in an apartment. There was no suspect at the scene when police arrived.

Portland Police have established a crime scene and Homicide Detectives are investigating. Any additional information will be released at the direction of detectives.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Michael Jones Michael.Jones@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Ryan Foote Ryan.Foote@portlandoregon.gov or call 503-823-0781 and reference Portland Police case 21-120634.
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Officer Involved Shooting in Sunderland Neighborhood - 05/22/21

A suspect is in custody after an officer involved shooting in the Sunderland Neighborhood.

On Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 12:36a.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a stolen vehicle which was being followed by the theft victim as the suspect was driving near Northeast 158th Avenue and Northeast Mason Street. At about 12:47a.m., Officers located what they thought might be the vehicle, a white 2006 Ford F350 pickup, stopped at Northeast 33rd Drive and Northeast Sunderland Avenue. It was later determined that the F350 was not the same vehicle as the original call, but the F350 was also reported stolen. The officers got out of their vehicle to investigate, and the suspect drove in the direction of the officers. An officer involved shooting took place.

The suspect vehicle continued southbound and officers initiated a pursuit. The suspect drove onto southbound I-205, then eastbound I-84. Spike strips were deployed, which flattened at least one tire on the pickup. The pursuit ended when the suspect crashed in the 2500 block of Northeast 238th Drive in Wood Village at about 1:00a.m. The suspect, a white adult male, was taken into custody and transported to the hospital with non-life threatening gunshot injuries.

No officers were injured. The Portland Police Homicide Unit detectives are investigating the incident.

Anyone who has information about this incident but has not been interviewed by police is encouraged to contact Detective Shaye Samora at Shaye.Samora@portlandoregon.gov; 503-823-0768 or Detective Erik Kammerer at Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov; 503-823-0762.

"This was a dynamic, challenging call, which spanned multiple jurisdictions, and I'm grateful that there were not more injuries," said Chief Chuck Lovell, who responded to the scene. "The investigation will reveal complete circumstances, and I appreciate our community giving us the patience and time to get the whole picture. Investigating an officer use of deadly force is among the most important things we do, and I pledge that we will share more information as the investigation proceeds."

The involved Bureau member's name will be released tomorrow, as per Bureau policy. The involved officer will remain on paid administrative leave until the completion of the Bureau’s and Multnomah County District Attorney Office's investigation.

The Bureau may release additional information as appropriate. The involved officer 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 composed 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

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ECST and FBI
ECST and FBI
UPDATE: Attempted Murder Arrests Made Related to Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Shooting (Photo) - 05/21/21

Janero Rodriguez, 22, of Damascus, was arrested May 16, 2021 and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center (MCDC) on charges of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree (3 counts) and Unlawful Use of a Weapon (2 counts). A gun was recovered from the scene (photo).

On Wednesday, May 19, 2021, Enrique Vallejo, 28, of Portland, was arrested in the area of Southeast 106th Avenue and Southeast Stark Street. He was booked into the MCDC on charges of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree (3 counts) and Unlawful Use of a Weapon (3 counts).

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On May 16, 2021, at 4:39 p.m., officers from the East Precinct responded to a shooting call in the 12600 block of Southeast Taggart Street. As officers were responding, a shooting victim flagged down other officers who were dealing with an occupied stolen vehicle in 14100 block of Southeast Division. The shooting victim was related to the shooting call on Southeast Taggart.

The adult male victim suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital.

The Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) responded and are investigating. Several people have been detained as the investigation is underway.

ECST is asking that if anyone witnessed this shooting, please reach out. Please reference case number 21-131980.

Southeast Taggart Street will be closed from Southeast 125th Avenue to Southeast 127th Avenue.

Tips can also be sent to Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

Anyone wishing to submit a secure and anonymous tip regarding any unsolved felony crime should visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/ or visit the App Store and download P3 Tips for your smart phone or tablet.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, or to view other unsolved cases, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

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Attached Media Files: ECST and FBI , Gun
Body Armor, Gun, Knife, Drugs
Body Armor, Gun, Knife, Drugs
Known Felon Sells Body Armor, Arrested with Gun, Illegal Knife, and Drugs (Photo) - 05/21/21

A suspect is facing charges after trying to sell body armor to undercover officers, and was arrested in possession of a stolen gun, an illegal knife, and controlled substances.

On Wednesday, May 19, 2021, the Central Precinct Neighborhood Response Team learned that Joshua A. Alderman, 37, had posted body armor for sale online. Officers were aware that Alderman was a felon and could not legally possess body armor, so they posed as interested buyers and met Alderman near Southwest 2nd Avenue and Southwest Ankeny Street. When Alderman arrived, officers arrested him.

They recovered the body armor, which was rated at Level IIIA, designed to protect against bullets up to .44 Magnum. He also had a loaded .380 revolver, which was stolen, an illegal spring-assisted knife, and methamphetamine (photo).

Alderman was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felon in Possession of Body Armor, Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public (city code), Theft in the First Degree (by receiving), and Possession of Methamphetamine.

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Attached Media Files: Body Armor, Gun, Knife, Drugs
Breached Rear Window
Breached Rear Window
Officers Arrest Sex Offender Armed With Hatchet, Rescue Missing Juvenile (Photo) - 05/21/21

An out-of-compliance sex offender was arrested after officers discovered him with a missing juvenile and convinced him to drop a hatchet.

On Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 11:33p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in the 14600 block of Southeast Harrison Street. Officers arrived and found two unconscious males inside, one adult and one that appeared to be a juvenile. An officer recognized the adult as Jeremy M. Fanning, 34, who is a registered sex offender. They were concerned for the health and welfare of both people, but especially the juvenile. Their concerns were further heightened by what appeared to be drug paraphernalia seen in the car. The officers made numerous attempts to rouse them over about 10 minutes. When that was not successful, an officer breached the driver’s side window. This caused Fanning and the juvenile to wake up. Fanning was hostile and turned the car on, put it in gear, and tried to drive away. He was unable to move because police vehicles had pinned the car in place. An officer broke another window hoping to unlock the door and rescue the juvenile.

Officers were trying to convince the juvenile to get out, but Fanning appeared to be coaching him to refuse the officers’ request. Officers eventually placed a note on the window where only the juvenile could see it saying that they were concerned for his safety with Fanning. The juvenile then got out of the car and was moved to a safe location with the officers.

Fanning continued to refuse to come out, arming himself with what appeared to be a hatchet. After multiple verbal warnings that force would be used against him if he did not come out, officers deployed OC (pepper) spray into the car. That was effective at getting him to put down the weapon and come out.

The entire encounter lasted roughly and hour and a half. Officers used numerous de-escalation and crisis communication techniques to effectively resolve the situation.

Fanning was arrested and treated at the scene by paramedics. He was then booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, and Interfering with a Peace Officer.

The juvenile, 17, was evaluated medically and then transported to a shelter for runaway youth.

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Gun
Gun
Man with Realistic Looking Pellet Gun Arrested in Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood (Photo) - 05/21/21

A man with a pellet gun that looked like a real semiautomatic pistol was arrested in the Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood.

On Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 11:10p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 11200 Block of SE Powell Boulevard on a report of a man in the street yelling and holding a gun.

Numerous officers responded and located the man, who was holding what appeared to be a small cardboard box. He was uncooperative and tried to walk away from officers, while refusing to put down the object. After providing verbal warnings, an officer deployed a 40mm less lethal projectile, which was effective at getting the man to drop the object.

Inside the box, officers found a realistic looking pellet gun (photo). There’s no indication he ever pointed the gun at officers. Gary G. Yeremyantas, 25, was criminally cited for Interfering with a Peace Officer and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

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Attached Media Files: Gun
Shooting Victim Dropped Off at Hospital - 05/20/21

A victim is in the hospital after being shot multiple times in Northeast Portland.

On Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 4:28p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a call of shots heard in the area of Northeast 148th Avenue and Northeast Glisan Street. Officers arrived and located evidence of gunfire, but no one injured.

At about 4:51p.m., officers were notified that a patient with gunshot wounds had been dropped off at a hospital in Gresham. Officers responded and confirmed that the patient was the victim in the shooting incident. He was seriously injured but is expected to survive. The victim, an adult male, was later transferred to a different hospital.

His vehicle was located later in the 1800 block of Northeast 162nd Avenue with damage consistent with gunfire.

Portland Police Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) is investigating.

If anyone has information about this case, please reference Portland Police case 21-135059 and e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov .

Anonymous tips can be sent through Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

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Anwar Adams Gun
Anwar Adams Gun
UPDATE: Arrest Made in May 5 Cully Neighborhood Shooting - 05/20/21

The continuing ECST investigation into this incident resulted in detectives from the unit positively identifying Anwar A. Adams, 40, as the suspect in this shooting. On Monday, May 17, 2021, Adams was safely taken into custody near the 500 Block of Northeast Holladay Street. Several search warrants were served. A firearm (photo) and soft body armor were recovered during these warrants.

Adams was booked on a United States Marshals hold and is being held pending the additional charges of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon – Firearm, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Felon in Possession of Body Armor.

The investigation is continuing. Anyone who witnessed or has information regarding this incident, please reference Portland Police case 21-120438 and e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov .

Anonymous tips can be sent through Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/


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On May 5, 2021, at about 5:28 a.m., Portland Police officers from North Precinct responded to the report of a shooting in the Cully neighborhood, near Northeast 82nd Avenue and Northeast Alberta Street. Officers arrived to find a person who appeared to have been shot.

Officers made sure the scene was safe so medical personnel could assist the victim, who was transported by ambulance to the hospital.

Officers conducted an area check for any suspect and for evidence. It appears the suspect fled prior to police arrival.

Portland Police Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) detectives and officers responded to investigate.

If anyone has information about this case, please reference Portland Police case 21-120438 and e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov .

Anonymous tips can be sent through Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

In 2021 there have been approximately 356 shooting incidents in the City of Portland, with approximately 113 people struck by gunfire.
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Attached Media Files: Anwar Adams Gun
Gun
Gun
Suspect Shoots Gun Inside of Occupied Apartment, Arrest Made (Photo) - 05/20/21

A suspect is under arrest after he fired multiple rounds through an apartment bedroom door.

On Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 12:57a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of shots fired in an apartment in the 3300 block of Northeast 162nd Avenue. The officers determined that there were two adults and a 5-year-old boy inside. No one was injured.

The shooting suspect fled the scene, but officers believed he was still in the area and had a perimeter formed. One of the perimeter officers saw the suspect come out and the officer challenged him. He complied and was taken into custody. Nearby, officers found a gun and seized it as evidence (photo).

Officers learned that the shooting suspect, Gage J. Williams, 18, fired several times into the room where the three occupants were hiding. At least 3 of the rounds penetrated the far wall of the room and continued outside.

The Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) responded and assumed the investigation. Williams was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on a charged of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Reckless Endangerment (2 counts), and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

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Attached Media Files: Gun
Serious Injury Crash Closes SE Hawthorne Boulevard - 05/19/21

On May 19, 2021, at about 2:24 a.m., Portland Police responded to a one car crash near Southeast 11th Avenue and Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard. A car crashed into a utility pole on the north side of Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard.
Four people have been transported by ambulance to hospitals. Officers at the scene describe this as a serious injury crash.
Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard is closed between Southeast 9th Avenue and Southeast 12th Avenue. Traffic in the area will be impacted during the crash investigation for the next couple hours.
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Gunshot Victim Transported To Hospital - 05/18/21

On May 18, 2021, at about 3:00 a.m., Portland Police responded to the report of a person with a gunshot wound in the 500 block of Northeast Holladay Street. Officers arrived and contacted a person who appeared to have been shot in the leg. Officers applied a tourniquet.

It appears the shooting happened somewhere else, but officers at the scene were not able to determine where.

The person was transported to the hospital by ambulance with a non-life threatening wound.
If anyone has information about this case, please reference the case 21-133418 and e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov .

Anonymous tips can be sent through Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/
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Disturbance At Hospital Following Shooting Incident On Swan Island - 05/18/21

On May 17, 2021 at about 9:47 p.m., Portland Police responded to shots fired calls on Swan Island. Officers responded and found shell casings and noticed what appeared to be a number of people leaving the island in cars.

At about 9:57 p.m., Portland Police responded to Emanuel Hospital regarding a gunshot victim who arrived by private vehicle. A crowd gathered and in the minutes that followed three additional people with apparent gunshot wounds came into to the emergency department. All four shooting victims appeared to have non-life threatening injuries and came from the incident on Swan Island.

The large crowd and emotional response to the shooting interfered with the orderly operation of the emergency department and ambulance bay and created a need for an increased response to restore peace at the hospital. Individuals were combative with staff and created a disruptive and potentially dangerous scene. Several members of this crowd were reported to be armed.

At about 10:09 p.m. officers from throughout the city responded to provide a presence and diffuse arguments and fights that sprang up on the hospital property and to deter any more violence. Within minutes the situation began calming and within an hour police were sent back to their work throughout the city. By 12:23 a.m. police were clear from the hospital.

The shootings are under investigation. Investigators found over 50 cartridge casings of different calibers at the crime scene on Swan Island. Investigators determined that at least two occupied semi-tractor trailer vehicles were struck by bullets, as were buildings on the island.

If anyone has information about this case, please reference case 21-133267 and e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov .

Anonymous tips can be sent through Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

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Gun recovered from car
Gun recovered from car
Police Recover Handguns At Feet Of Two People Passed Out In Car - 05/18/21

On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at about 7:08 a.m., Portland Police responded to a 9-1-1 call from a community member concerned about a car blocking Northeast Bryant Street near Northeast 6th Avenue. The car was running, and two people were inside who appeared to be unconscious.
Responding officers received information that a passerby had called out to the people in the car and honked at them, but got no response.

The first officer arrived and approached the car to assess the potential need for medical assistance. The officer noticed a handgun on the floor of the car at the feet of the driver. There were no obvious signs of trauma to either person in the car, and officers suspected the people in the car may be under the influence of intoxicants.

Officers spent several minutes loud hailing the people from a distance, but received no response. Officers made a safe tactical plan and approached the car utilizing a handheld shield for protection. While at the door of the car, officers saw a second handgun on the floor at the feet of the passenger. Once the scene was safe, medical personnel approached to offer aid. Both people were breathing, but not responsive.

While performing this tactical plan, some onlookers were aggressively shouting at police, making it difficult for officers to hear and carry out their duties in order to ensure the safety of the scene so those involved could get the medical aid they needed.

Officers recovered both handguns and additional magazines. Both people were transported by ambulance to the hospital and their condition is unknown. At this time, there are no criminal charges, pending further investigation.
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Alexandra R. Arb-Bloodgood
Alexandra R. Arb-Bloodgood
Homicide Victim From Yesterday Identified - 05/17/21

The victim in the shooting that occurred on May 16, 2021, in the 8000 block of North Newman Avenue is 29-year-old Alexandra R. Arb-Bloodgood.

The suspect in this case, 25-year-old Shane Finnell, is her brother-in-law.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined Arb-Bloodgood died from a gunshot wound and ruled her death a homicide.

There have been 32 homicides in Portland this year.

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Officers from the North Precinct arrested the suspect in today’s homicide at the scene in the Portsmouth Neighborhood.

The suspect, 25 year-old Shane Michael Finnell, was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Murder in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Information regarding the victim will be released after the Oregon State Medical Examiner determines the cause and manner of death.

If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Jeffery Pontius Jeffery.Pontius@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0433 or Detective Travis Law Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0395.

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A victim is deceased after a shooting in the Portsmouth neighborhood.

On Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 8:34 a.m., officers from the North Precinct responded to a report of a shooting in the 8000 block of North Newman Avenue. When officers arrived they located an adult female victim, who was deceased.

Homicide Detectives are responding. During the investigation, North Newman Avenue is closed between North Kilpatrick Street and Northeast Winchell Street. The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be released when appropriate.

If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Jeffery Pontius Jeffery.Pontius@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0433 or Detective Travis Law Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0395.

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Attached Media Files: Alexandra R. Arb-Bloodgood
Manual.jpg
Manual.jpg
PPB Seeks Public Input on Directives - 05/17/21

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 its Directives and seeks public comment.

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

1st Universal Review: 5/17/2021 – 6/1/2021

• Directive 0310.00, Professional Conduct and Courtesy
• Directive 0310.20, Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Prohibited
• Directive 0310.50, Truthfulness
• Directive 0315.00, Laws, Rules, and Orders
• Directive 0315.30, Satisfactory Performance
• Directive 0900.00, General Reporting Guidelines
• Directive 0905.00, Non-Force After Action Reporting

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: Manual.jpg
ECST and FBI
ECST and FBI
Update: Shooting in Old Town Leaves One Seriously Injured - 05/16/21

Transit and traffic are no longer impacted in the area. Update with photo from this morning's scene.

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On Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 7:21 a.m., officers from the Central Precinct were dispatched to a shooting call in the area of Northwest 6th Avenue and Northwest Flanders Street. Officers located an adult male victim with serious gunshot injuries. The victim was transported to an hospital by ambulance. His injuries are serious but not believed to be life threatening.

The Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) responded and are investigating. Transit and other traffic will be affected in the area while the investigation is underway.

ECST is asking that if anyone witnessed this shooting, please reach out. Please reference case number 21-131700.

Tips can also be sent to Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

Anyone wishing to submit a secure and anonymous tip regarding any unsolved felony crime should visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/ or visit the App Store and download P3 Tips for your smart phone or tablet.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, or to view other unsolved cases, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

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Attached Media Files: ECST and FBI
Bridge
Bridge
Update: Person in Crisis Helped Off of St. John's Bridge (Photo) - 05/16/21

On Sunday, May 16th at 7:42 a.m., officers from the North Precinct responded to a person in crisis call on the St. John's Bridge. North Precinct officers, with the assistance of officers from the Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team and in consultation with the Crisis Negotiation Team, were able to assist the person on the bridge in their moment of crisis. The person on the bridge came back to where they were safe. The bridge has been reopened to traffic.

As primary responders to crisis calls, all Portland Police Bureau officers receive basic Crisis Intervention Training as well as annual CIT refresher training. In addition, the Bureau has volunteer officers from a variety of patrol assignments on the Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT). These officers will be the first responders dispatched by 9-1-1 to crisis calls that are determined to be related to an individual in crisis. ECIT officers receive additional training in order to identify risks during a behavioral crisis, utilize crisis communication techniques to help deescalate a person in crisis, and have knowledge of available community resources.

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

The Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center is available 24 hours a day at 503-988-4888.
If you or someone you know is in mental health crisis please visit Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare's Urgent Walk-In Clinic. The clinic is located at 4212 Southeast Division Street and is open from 7am to 10:30pm, 7 days a week. Services are free and available to individuals of all ages.

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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On Sunday, May 16th at 7:42 a.m., officers from the North Precinct responded to a person in crisis call on the St. John's Bridge. Officers are currently speaking to the person and attempting to help them.

The St. John's Bridge will be closed in both directions until further notice.

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Attached Media Files: Bridge
Bullet Holes In Victim Vehicle
Bullet Holes In Victim Vehicle
UPDATE: Investigators Seek Information about Shooting near Ventura Park - 05/15/21

The Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) responded to investigate this incident. They believe that the victim was shot from another vehicle as she was driving. Multiple rounds entered her side window (photo). She was struck once, in the shoulder, and seriously wounded.

No suspect information is available at this time. Investigators are hoping to hear from any witnesses who may have seen this shooting or the suspect vehicle on Southeast Stark Street around Southeast 119th Avenue.

If anyone has information, they’re asked to contact crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 21-130741.

Tips can also be sent to Crime Stoppers of Oregon.
Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

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A victim is recovering from a gunshot injury after a shooting near Ventura Park in Southeast Portland.

On Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 7:42a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of someone shot near Southeast Stark Street and Southeast 119th Avenue. Officers arrived and found an adult female injured. She was transported to a hospital by ambulance. Her injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The suspect left before police were called. No suspect information is being released at this time.

During the investigation, Southeast Stark Street is closed between Southeast 117th Avenue and Southeast 122nd Avenue.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be released when appropriate.

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Attached Media Files: Bullet Holes In Victim Vehicle
Gun Violence Prevention Effort Brings Together Coalition - 05/14/21

A coalition of law enforcement and non-law enforcement partners are collaborating in an effort to quell the gun violence public health crisis in Portland.

The Portland Police Bureau is collaborating with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Portland office, the Portland Office of Violence Prevention (OVP), and the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office for a special effort this weekend.

The Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) will have investigators on duty and in uniform and working with FBI Agents throughout the weekend. They’ll act as a high visibility presence in the community, aimed at deterring those who are considering committing crimes. They will coordinate with on scene supervisors to respond to shootings, gather information, witness statements, and evidence, and immediately follow-up on leads. The FBI will provide investigative support and look for any appropriate nexus to federal crimes. Crime Prevention Outreach workers from OVP will also be in the community where needed to provide support and resources.

“The community’s message is clear. This disturbing trend of gun violence in our streets has to stop,” said Chief Chuck Lovell. “We are doing our part to respond quickly to the threat of gun violence, and we appreciate our partners’ collaboration in developing a holistic response. I want to assure our community that we will follow the Constitution, Oregon law, and Bureau policy. But those who are committing gun crimes should know that we will be out working and making arrests when appropriate.”

Statement from the FBI Portland:

The FBI - working with partners on the Metro Safe Streets Task Force - will be on the streets tonight and through the weekend, responding to shootings side-by-side with those in uniform. It will be a very visible effort with two goals in mind. First, the task force wants to show the community that it is working to bring peace to the streets. Second, the task force wants shooters to know that law enforcement is working assertively to find them and arrest them. Task force members will specifically respond to scenes to help identify shooters, victims, and witnesses who may be connected to an already established violent crime case and to help build such cases.

"Enough is enough. Portland is not supposed to be this way. Whether you are a local cop, federal agent, or prosecutor - there is a real concern about what's going on in the streets. Our biggest hope with this overt effort is that we can stop the seemingly indiscriminate cycle of violence that can be both retaliatory and random. We know that there are crime groups retaliating against other groups for perceived grievances. We also know that the number of bullets being fired - often dozens at any given scene - keep going until they hit something or someone. There are random, innocent victims who did nothing more than be in the wrong place at the wrong time," said Kieran L. Ramsey, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Oregon. "This is a whole of community problem, and we need the help of the faith community, outreach organizations, and neighborhood groups to help. There needs to be a commitment to action across the board, and together we can work to make sure families living in Portland don't have to fear bullets and blood in the streets."

Statement from Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt:

“Our community is experiencing acute trauma, fear and anxiety associated with the unprecedented rise in gun crimes and the threat of continued violence. I share those feelings. There is an urgent need for everyone to recognize and respond to the profound and lasting harms inflicted by gun violence. I join community leaders and law enforcement to say I am worried about retaliatory and targeted shootings that may occur at funerals and vigils after someone is murdered. That is why as prosecutors, we will continue to prioritize and apply all of our legal resources and knowledge to investigating and prosecuting acts of gun violence to hold shooters accountable. We will remain strong allies with stakeholders and community to support and build innovative programs to interrupt the generational spread of gun crimes and programs and services that provide direct support to the people impacted by gun violence.”

In Portland this year, there have been 31 homicides, 23 of which involved gunfire. At this point last year, there were 4 homicides. In 2019 there were 3. Preliminary data indicates that there have been 388 shootings (not including suicide attempts), 106 of which involved gunshot injuries. There have been 125 people hurt by gunfire this year.

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