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UPDATE #2 - Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland - 10/20/18

The Portland Police Bureau and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office are continuing to investigate the circumstances of last night's shooting. The injured suspect, a 29-year-old male, remains in a Portland hospital being treated for serious injuries and is expected to survive.

Portland Police Officer Kameron Fender, injured by the K-9, was treated and released from a Portland hospital early Saturday morning. Officer Fender is a nine-year-veteran of the Bureau, assigned to the Tactical Operations Division Canine Unit. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Deputy involved in this incident was Deputy Jon Campbell, a 12-year-veteran of the Sheriff's Office, assigned to patrol.

Under Bureau policy, Internal Affairs investigators would normally schedule an interview with the involved officer within 48 hours of the incident; however, Officer Fender's injury and medical condition may make him physically incapacitated, leaving him unable to provide a statement within the prescribed time frame. As such, investigators will schedule an interview with Officer Fender as soon as practicable.

"Our investigators are working diligently to determine what happened last night and we will release additional information when appropriate," said Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw. "This is a traumatic incident for all involved and I'm thankful that neither the officer nor deputy were seriously injured and that the suspect was able to receive immediate medical treatment, potentially saving his life."

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The Portland Police Bureau and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office are conducting a joint investigation into this evening's incident that resulted in an officer-involved shooting.

Preliminary information indicates that this incident started at approximately 8:00 p.m. near the Johnson Creek Fred Meyer store when a Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputy attempted to stop the driver in a stolen car. The suspect attempted to elude officers in the vehicle and eventually crashed near Southeast 89th Avenue and Gray Street, which is in Clackamas County.

The male suspect ran from the crash on foot, leaving a female passenger in the vehicle. Additional Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies, and a Portland Police Canine Unit officer responded to the area to assist in the search for the suspect.

At some point during the search, officers encountered the suspect and shots were fired. The suspect was injured by gunfire and was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment. The suspect is expected to survive his injuries.

During the incident, a Portland Police Canine Unit officer was bitten by a Clackamas County K-9 (dog) and suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The officer was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment.

The Portland Police officer and a Clackamas County deputy were involved in the shooting with the suspect, which occurred in the City of Portland.

The Portland Police Bureau will be the lead investigating agency on the officer-involved shooting portion of this incident.

No additional updates are expected to be released this evening.

The injured Portland Police officer will remain on paid administrative leave, per Bureau policy, until the completion of the investigation and Grand Jury.

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

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

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

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The Portland Police Bureau is in the preliminary stages of an officer-involved shooting investigation in the area of Southeast 89th Avenue and Harney Street.

No additional details are available at this time.

The Acting Public Information Officer will be responding to the scene and interested media should stage on Southeast Harney Street, East of 82nd Avenue.

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UPDATE #2- Shooting Investigation Underway in North Portland - One Person Deceased - 10/20/18

The victim in Friday morning's shooting died on Saturday morning at a Portland hospital. He has been identified as 42-year-old Armond Ramoan Harper of North Portland.

There is no new suspect information in this case and Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033, anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov.

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The victim in this morning's shooting is alive and is on life support. Due to a miscommunication, the Bureau reported earlier that the victim was deceased.

The Bureau regrets the error and will provide updates as soon as they are available.

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Detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances of this morning's shooting in North Portland. The victim, a male in his 40s, is on life support at a Portland area hospital.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033, anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Friday October 19, 2018, at 9:58 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at North Rosa Parks Way and North Albina Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located an adult male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. Passersby were providing medical aid to the victim prior to police and EMS arrival. The victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to life-threatening injuries.

Preliminary information indicates that the suspect is a Black male in his 20s, medium build, wearing gray or black clothing, and that he ran out of the area, last seen running northbound on North Mississippi Avenue. There are no indications that the suspect has remained in the neighborhood.

Detectives are responding to the scene to begin an investigation.

Traffic within a one block radius of the scene is blocked due to the ongoing investigation. Interested media may stage on North Albina Avenue, to the North of Rosa Parks Way.

The Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene, ETA 45 minutes.

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Shooting Investigation Overnight in Southeast Portland - One Person Injured - 10/20/18

On Saturday October 20, 2018, at 2:07 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at the Lucky Corner Restaurant, located at 13604 Southeast Powell Boulevard.

Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and located several witnesses and the 31-year-old male victim. The victim was suffering from a gunshot wound and was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment. He is expected to survive.

Officers learned that there was a disturbance and fight in the parking lot of the Lucky Corner, leading to the shooting.

At this point in the investigation there is no confirmed suspect information.

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

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland - One Person Injured - 10/19/18

On Friday October 19, 2018, at 7:32 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the area of the 10100 block of Southeast Steele Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to witnesses who reported hearing several gunshots in the area. No victims were located at the scene. At 7:45 p.m., a gunshot victim arrived at Portland Adventist Medical Center by private car. The victim was then transported by ambulance to a different hospital with serious injuries.

At this point in the investigation, there is no confirmed suspect information to share.

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

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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Monday, October 22, at 7:00 a.m. - 10/19/18

Sergeant Pete Simpson will be the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) until Monday, October 22, 2018 at 7:00 a.m.

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

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Tavern Robbed at Gunpoint Early Friday Morning on SE Powell Blvd - No Injuries - 10/19/18

On Friday, October 19, 2018, at 2:35 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Lay Low Tavern, located at 6015 Southeast Powell Boulevard.

Officers arrived at the tavern and learned three suspects entered the location wearing masks. The suspects directed patrons in the tavern to lie on the floor and demanded money, while two of the suspects reportedly brandished firearms and one possessed a taser. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash the suspects left the location without incident.

Responding officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspects' description.

At this time there are no suspect descriptions to provide the public.

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

Investigators with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail will continue this investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Robbery Detail at 503-823-0412.

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

Information about this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Vision Zero
Vision Zero
63 Citations Issued During Tuesday #VisionZero Traffic Safety Mission on Identified High Crash-Areas (Photo) - 10/18/18

On Thursday, October 18, 2018, members of the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division conducted Vision Zero traffic safety missions along Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, Southeast Grand Avenue, Northeast 122nd Avenue, North Marine Drive, and Burnside Street

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

During this traffic safety mission, 63 citations and one warning was issued. Officers also offered traffic safety classes to eight motorists after they were stopped for traffic violations. A photo-radar van was utilized during this Vision Zero traffic safety mission and issued 49 of the citations. One motorist was cited for traveling 61 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone on Northeast 122nd Avenue. Another motorist was cited after an officer observed the driver traveling 84 miles per hours in the 5300 block of North Marine Drive. This area of North Marine Drive has a designated speed limit of 40 miles per hour.

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

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

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

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Attached Media Files: Vision Zero
Denorris L McClendon
Denorris L McClendon
UPDATE: Deceased Person in Tuesday Morning Suspicious Death Investigation Identified (Photo) - 10/18/18

The deceased man located Tuesday, October 18, 2018, on a bike path near Northeast 122nd Avenue and Northeast Siskiyou Street has been identified as 31-year-old Denorris L. McClendon of Portland.

Based on information gathered at this time in the investigation, there is not believed to be an immediate danger to the community in relation to this suspicious death investigation.

This remains an open investigation and there is no additional information to provide at this time.

Anyone with information about Denorris McClendon or this incident should contact the Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detail Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-0696, Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Todd Gradwahl at 503-823-0991 or Todd.Gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov

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On Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at 7:23 a.m., North Precinct and East Precinct officers responded to the bike path near Northeast 122nd Ave and Northeast Siskiyou Street on the report of an injured person on the path.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived and located a man lying on the bike path. Emergency medical personnel determined the man was deceased. The deceased is believed to be an adult male. Officers noted that circumstances at the crime scene were suspicious-in-nature, so members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail have responded to the scene along with criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division and the Medical Examiner.

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

Any interested media should stage at Northeast 122nd Avenue and Northeast Siskiyou Street. A representative for the Police Bureau is responding to the scene.

Anyone with information about this death should contact the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detective at 503-823-0479

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

Information about this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Attached Media Files: Denorris L McClendon
UPDATE #2: Deceased Cyclist Involved in Monday Morning Crash on SE 82nd Ave Identified - 10/18/18

The cyclist who died at an area hospital after being struck by a vehicle in the 7300 block of Southeast 82nd Avenue on Monday, October 15th, 2018, has been identified as 52-year-old Pamela Seidel of Portland.

Anyone with information about this traffic crash investigation should contact Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team Investigator Garrett Dow at 503-823-5070 or Garrett.Dow@portlandoregon.gov

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The cyclist that was injured during a crash in the 7300 block of Southeast 82nd Avenue died at an area hospital Monday evening.

The Police Bureau will provide the identity of the deceased cyclist after the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determines the cause of death and notifies next of kin.

This is the 29th traffic related fatality investigated by the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team in 2018.

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On Monday, October 15, 2018, at 11:09 a.m., East Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a crash in the 7300 block of Southeast 82nd Avenue.

When officers and emergency medical personnel arrived on scene they located an adult female lying on the ground. The injured woman was provided emergency medical aid and transported by ambulance to an area hospital for treatment of what were believed to be serious life-threatening injuries.

Based on the severity of the woman's injuries, the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team has responded to assume the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to assist with the investigation.

The investigation is in its early stages and at this time officers believe the driver of a Honda Pilot drove south on Southeast 82nd Avenue as the bicyclist traveled east on Southeast Henderson Street. The bicyclist and Honda collided at the intersection of Southeast 82nd Avenue and Southeast Henderson Street. The driver of the Honda remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators. There have been no citations issued or arrests made at this time.

During this investigation Southeast 82nd Avenue will be closed between Southeast Henderson Street and Southeast Flavel Street.

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

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

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Eliot Neighborhood -- One Person Injured - 10/16/18

On Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at 7:13 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Dawson Park, located at 2949 North Williams Avenue, on the report of a person hearing gunfire.

Officers arrived at the park and searched the area for suspects, injured people and evidence of gunfire. As officers canvassed the area, they located evidence of gunfire in Dawson Park.

During the on-scene investigation, personnel at an area hospital emergency department informed officers that an adult male victim arrived at the emergency department by private vehicle. The victim was suffering from what were believed to be serious life-threatening gunshot injuries. Based on information gathered at this time, investigators believe the victim was injured at Dawson Park.

Officers have not located any suspects involved in this shooting and there is no suspect information to provide to the public at this time.

The Gun Violence Response Team responded to assume the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have also responded to assist with this investigation.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance footage of the shooting is asked to contact Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operations Division Gun Violence Response Team at 503-823-4106.

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

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

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

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

Information about this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Stabbing Investigation Underway in Portland's Kerns Neighborhood -- One Person Injured - 10/16/18

On Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at 4:00 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Northeast Couch Street and Northeast 12th Avenue on the report that a man had been stabbed.

When officers arrived, they located an adult male victim suffering from what were believed to be multiple stab wounds. Officers provided emergency first aid, including the application of a tourniquet, until emergency medical responders arrived on scene. Emergency medical responders provided the victim medical aid and transported him to an area hospital by ambulance for treatment of what were believed to be serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Based on preliminary information, officers believe the victim was stabbed near Northeast 12th Avenue and Northeast Davis Street. After the victim was stabbed he proceeded to Northeast 12th Avenue and Northeast Couch Street where he contacted a TriMet bus driver. The TriMet bus driver requested police and medical personnel respond to the scene.

At this time in the investigation, there is no suspect information to provide to the public.

During this investigation, Northeast 12th Avenue will be closed between Northeast Couch Street and Northeast Davis Street.

Anyone with information about this stabbing investigation should contact the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail at 503-823-0479.

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Suspect Arrested After Assault, Menacing with a Firearm, and Vehicle Pursuit - 10/16/18

On Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at 11:38 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 7-Eleven located at 3311 Northeast 82nd Avenue, on the report a man had brandished a gun and assaulted a customer.

When officers arrived at the 7-Eleven, they contacted witnesses and the victim. The officers learned the suspect entered the store, obtained several items, brandished a firearm and assaulted a juvenile male customer who was inside the store. The suspect reportedly then left the location in a black Toyota Tacoma.

As officers continued the investigation at the 7-Eleven, a community member reported the driver of a Toyota Tacoma had thrown an item at the community member's car. Based on the description provided by the complainant, officers believed this was likely the suspect involved in the investigation at the 7-Eleven on Northeast 82nd Avenue. Officers assigned to East Precinct searched the area for the vehicle and located a Toyota Tacoma that matched the description of the involved vehicle near Southeast 82nd Avenue and Southeast Claybourne Street. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver did not stop. Officers pursued the Tacoma and its occupants. As the pursuit continued, members assigned to the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Air Support Unit continued following the Tacoma and provided updates to officers on the ground. The driver of the Tacoma continued driving and traveled into Clark County, Washington.

Deputies with the Clark County Sheriff's Office located the vehicle. After locating the vehicle, the driver stopped the Tacoma and both occupants of the vehicle fled from the vehicle. Deputies located the occupants and took both into custody nearby.

During the investigation, officers learned the Toyota Tacoma had been stolen at 8:50 a.m., on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, from the 3000 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

The juvenile male that was assaulted by the suspect at the 7-Eleven was treated by emergency medical personnel at the scene and did not require transport by ambulance to an area hospital.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail are continuing this investigation. Based on information learned at this time in the investigation, officers believe the driver of the Tacoma was involved in the brandishing of a firearm and assault at the 7-Eleven as well as the incident in which a person threw an object at another vehicle.

The two people taken into custody will be identified after which time they are lodged at the Clark County Jail.

Anyone with information about should contact the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division Robbery Detail at 503-823-0405.

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UPDATE: Pedestrian Injured during Thursday, October 11 Crash Dies at Area Hospital - 10/16/18

The pedestrian that was injured during a crash at Southeast 55th Avenue and East Burnside Street died at an area hospital Thursday evening. The deceased has been identified as 82-year-old Charles A. McCarthy of Portland.

This is the 28th traffic related fatality investigated by the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team in 2018.

There have been no citations or arrests in connection with this investigation at this time. The Police Bureau will forward investigative reports to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for consideration.

Anyone with information about this traffic crash investigation should contact Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team Investigator Garrett Dow at 503-823-5070 or Garrett.Dow@portlandoregon.gov

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On Thursday, October 11, 2018, at 3:41 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the intersection of East Burnside Street and Southeast 55th Avenue on the report that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle.

Officers and emergency medical responders arrived on scene and found an injured adult male lying on the roadway. The man was provided emergency medical aid and transported to an area hospital for treatment of what are believed to be serious-life-threatening injuries.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to lead this investigation because of the severity of the injuries suffered by the man during the crash. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to assist with thi Major Crash Team investigation.

Based on preliminary information, investigators believe the pedestrian was walking north across East Burnside Street in a marked crosswalk when he was struck by a vehicle that was turning from southbound Southeast 55th Avenue to eastbound East Burnside Street.

The driver of the vehicle has remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators. At this time in the investigation there have been no arrests or citations.

During this traffic crash investigation, East Burnside Street will be closed between Southeast 53rd Avenue and Southeast 56th Avenue. Traffic will likely be impacted for the next four to six hours in this area of East Burnside Street.

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

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

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

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PPB Clarifies Information Regarding Demonstration Time, Place and Manner Ordinance - 10/16/18

The Police Bureau has been receiving many questions regarding information shared in yesterday's press conference regarding police contact with protestors who had weapons and were parked in a downtown parking garage.

On August 4, 2018, as the Police Bureau prepared for a planned demonstration and counter-demonstration in Waterfront Park, officers witnessed several people parking their cars and gathering on the top floor of a parking garage, located approximately three blocks away from the where the event was to be held at the Salmon Springs Fountain.

Officers contacted a group of approximately 20-30 people on the west side of the parking structure. Some of the individuals were putting on padded clothing, helmets and were gathering weapons. Police personnel reminded the group what they could not bring any weapons to the park. Police watched them place items that could be used as weapons, such as make-shift sticks and signs with sticks, into their vehicles and some of them kept these items and said they would not enter the park. The group eventually departed the garage on foot.

Meanwhile, four individuals were located on the northeast side of the top floor of the garage. The sergeant involved contacted them and they confirmed they had three rifles and had concealed weapon permits. The men told the sergeant they were going to stay at the garage and act as a quick extraction team in case any of their group was injured during the demonstration. The men were compliant and allowed the sergeant to inspect the weapons. All three firearms were in cases (one was disassembled) and none were loaded. In consultation with the City Attorney's Office, the sergeant told the men to store the weapons in a locked storage container in the back of the pickup and place the ammo away from the weapons in a different part of the truck.

After further review it has been determined that no firearms were seized or taken as safe keeping from the individuals in the parking garage, as police did not have lawful authority to do so. No arrests were made as no laws were broken.

Portland Police Officers continued to monitor the individuals for some time during this event.

Based on information learned during the contact with the individuals, there was no imminent danger to the public and no police reports were written regarding this activity.

However, the Police Bureau is becoming increasingly concerned that people from these demonstrations and counter-demonstrations are talking about arming themselves on social media and officers have observed firearms in the crowds. Participants are suiting up in body armor and weapons of all kinds, including firearms, bats, chemicals, explosives and make-shift weapons are being brought to these protests. When the law allows and it is safe to do so, officers have seized or taken into safekeeping, weapons they have observed in the possession of demonstrators. We have been working with the Mayor's Office, City Attorney's office and District Attorney to seek additional laws or tools that would provide police with authority to help facilitate a safer environment for participants and non-participants at frequent demonstrations.

At this particular protest, officers located and seized or witnessed multiple weapons throughout the day, including knives, bats, flagpoles, rocks, smoke bombs, firework mortars, unknown chemical agents, bottles, items from a slingshot, and other projectiles.

The intent of law enforcement at all protests/demonstrations is to provide a safe environment for all participants, non-participants, and community members while ensuring the peaceful exercise of the First Amendment. The Police Bureau actively reaches out to organizers prior to any planned protest/march in the hope to help them plan for a peaceful and successful event.

Prior to the August 4 protest, and during the event, the Police Bureau informed the public repeatedly via news releases, social media and sound truck of some officers' observations and the following city codes and Oregon Revised Statues:

*Per Portland City Code, it is unlawful to carry a loaded firearm in public unless you have a valid Oregon concealed handgun license or as specified in the code. See https://www.portlandoregon.gov/citycode/article/332592

*The City of Portland has specific conduct rules and laws that apply to parks: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/citycode/?c=28627 including a specific prohibition on the possession of weapons in parks: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/citycode/article/641629

*Oregon has NO concealed handgun license reciprocity with any other state, and it is a crime to carry a concealed handgun in Oregon unless you have and present for inspection a valid OREGON concealed handgun license (Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 166.250 and ORS 166.291: https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/ors/ors166.html

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Argay Terrace Neighborhood - One Person Injured - 10/15/18

On Monday, October 15, 2018, at 9:12 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 13000 block of Northeast Prescott Drive on the report of a shooting.

Officers arrived in the area, located one person with a gunshot injury, and provided the injured person with emergency first aid until emergency medical responders arrived. When emergency medical personnel arrived they provided the victim medical aid and transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment of what was believed to be a serious but non-life-threatening injury.

Officers continue to investigate this shooting and no suspects have been taken into custody at this time.

This remains an active investigation and there is no additional information to provide at this time.

The Gun Violence Response Team responded to assume the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have also responded to assist with this investigation.

During this investigation Northeast Prescott Drive will be closed between Northeast 128th Place and Northeast 131st Avenue.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance footage of the shooting is asked to contact Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operations Division Gun Violence Response Team at 503-823-4106.

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

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

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

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

Information about this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Demonstration and Counter Demonstration Concluded - No Arrests - 10/13/18

On Saturday, October 13, 2018, a demonstration, counter-demonstration and an unpermitted march occurred in Downtown Portland. The protest events and march were held on sidewalks and roadways in the Downtown Portland area over the course of approximately three hours.

Prior to the start of the event, liaison officers attempted to communicate with both groups to help facilitate a safe environment for everyone involved.

During today's event, officers observed people in possession of hard-knuckled gloves, firearms, batons and knives. Officers also observed people use pepper spray. At this time, there are no reports of any weapons that were seized during today's demonstration, counter-demonstration and march.

The Police Bureau is aware that people were assaulted during today's demonstration at an incident in the 400 block of Southwest Washington Street. On scene Portland Fire and Rescue emergency medical technicians provided emergency medical aid to four people during the march. However, the Police Bureau is unaware of anyone being transported by ambulance to area hospitals with injuries as a result of the assaults.

At this time, the Police Bureau is aware that the following riot control agents and less lethal impact munitions were used by officers in response to an assault in progress:

*40 mm Marking Foam Round http://www.defense-technology.com/products/impact-munitions/40-mm-munitions/direct-impact/direct-impact-40-mm-marking-crushable-foam-round-1012836.html#start=11

*FN303 Less Lethal Round https://fnamerica.com/products/less-lethal/projectiles/?referrer=law-enforcement

"The Portland Police Bureau's objectives for today's events were to provide a safe environment for everyone, including participants, non-participants and bystanders," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "We are aware that there was a large, violent encounter between opposing groups on Southwest Washington Street. Officers responded to the scene and used less lethal munitions to break up the fight and prevent further violence. We will continue to investigate this incident and ask that anyone who was the victim of a crime to come forward and file a report."

Throughout the evening, the Portland Police Bureau provided information to protesters through announcements on a sound truck equipped with long-range acoustic speakers. The purpose of the sound truck announcements is to increase community safety by communicating police expectations and reminding people to peaceably protest. Sound trucks are also used to warn community members of potential force deployment by law enforcement as a means to give individuals an opportunity to avoid force by complying with officer orders.

The Portland Police Bureau also provided information and updates on Twitter, including announcements provided by the sound trucks: https://twitter.com/PortlandPolice

Officers are required to write reports after any use of force. The Bureau reviews force applications to determine if members actions were within Police Bureau policy. The policies that direct Bureau members' actions regarding complaint intake, crowd management, force application and review, and weapons qualifications may be found in the following Portland Police Bureau directives:

* 0330.00 Internal Affairs, Complaint Intake and Processing: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/674602

* 0336.00 Police Review Board: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/674632

* 635.10 Crowd Management/ Crowd Control: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/649358

* 1010.00 Use of Force: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/647779

* 1021.00 Weapons Qualifications: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/647799

Commendations or complaints about officer conduct today should be directed to the Office of Independent Police Review (IPR) at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/ipr/26646?

The Police Bureau reminds community members that demonstrations generally do not require any permit from the City of Portland; however, any event held in the street and/or sidewalk, such as runs, walks, marches, parades or bicycle races must have a permit granted by the City of Portland. Additionally, event organizers are encouraged to work with the City of Portland to ensure a safe event for participants and non-participants.

To learn more about the permitting process or to file a request for a permit, please visit the Portland Bureau of Transportation's Special Events page at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/?c=29979

At this time no arrests have been made in relation to incidents that occurred during today's demonstration, counter-demonstration, and march. Members with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail will investigate the incident that occurred in the 400 block of Southwest Washington Street. Victims, witnesses or people with knowledge of assaults should contact the Detective Division at 503-823-0479. Anyone with information about other criminal activity during today's events should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

The Portland Police Bureau will review video and images of today's events in an attempt to identify people who were involved in criminal activity.

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

Information about this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Officers Investigate Bias Crime in Portland's Old Town Neighborhood - 10/13/18

On Saturday, October 13, 2018, at 2:05 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the area of Southwest Naito Parkway and Southwest Ash Street on a report of a disturbance.

Officers responded and contacted the adult victim who drove to Northwest 2nd Avenue and Northwest Davis Street where they waited for officers to arrive. During the investigation, Officers learned that the victim was smoking a cigarette near Southwest Naito Parkway and Southwest Ash Street when approached by three male suspects.

The suspects made derogatory comments about the victim's sexual orientation and gender identity. One of the suspects then threw an empty aluminum can at the victim's head and a struggle ensued between them. The suspect then broke the windshield of the victim's vehicle. The victim got into their vehicle and drove to Northwest 2nd Ave and Northwest Davis Street to wait for officers.

Officers searched the area but did not locate the suspects during the search. The suspects were described as three white males in their twenties.

The victim suffered minor injuries and did not require transport by ambulance to an area hospital.

Based on information learned at this time, investigators believe this may be a bias crime related to the person's sexual orientation and gender identity.

The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Bias Crime Detail is continuing the investigation. Anyone with information, including video surveillance footage, of this incident should contact the Detective Divisions Bias Crime Detail Detective at 503-823-0479.

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

* ORS 166.165 - Intimidation in the First Degree - https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/166.165
* ORS 166.155 - Intimidation in the Second Degree - https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/166.155

If you have been the victim of a bias crime assault or you are witnessing one, immediately call 9-1-1. If you have been the victim of a different bias crime and the suspect is no longer present, such as vandalism or graffiti, please call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

To learn more about bias crime investigations and reported bias/hate crime statistics within the City of Portland, please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/77066

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

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood -- No Known Injuries - 10/12/18

On Friday, October 12, 2018, at 3:36 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to reports of gunfire in the 13000 block of Southeast Stark Street.

When officers arrived at the reported location of the shooting, they searched the area for suspects, injured people, and evidence of gunfire.

Officers have performed a neighborhood police canine search search for suspects, but have not located anyone believed to be a suspect in this shooting.

As officers canvassed the area they located damage believed to be caused by gunfire to the Mercado Las Palomas, located at 13036 Southeast Stark Street, and the Stark Street Laundry, located at 13056 Southeast Stark Street.

There are no reports of anyone arriving at area hospitals suffering injuries as a result of this shooting.

This investigation is on-going and at this time there is no suspect information to provide.

Based on preliminary information, the Gun Violence Response Team responded to assume the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have also responded to assist with this investigation.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance footage of the shooting is asked to contact Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operations Division Gun Violence Response Team at 503-823-4106.

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

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

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

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

Information about this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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UPDATE: Pedestrian Killed During Traffic Crash Wednesday Night Identified - 10/12/18

The deceased pedestrian located by officers on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, near Southeast 138th Avenue and Southeast Division Street has been identified as 54-year-old Loan T. Diep of Portland.

A member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determined Loan Diep died as a result of injuries suffered during the traffic crash.

Diep's death was the 26th traffic crash fatality investigated by the Major Crash Team in Portland in 2018.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division Officer David Enz at 503-823-2208 or David.Enz@portlandoregon.gov

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On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at 10:17 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the intersection of Southeast 138th Avenue and Southeast Division Street on the report that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle.

When officers and emergency medical personnel arrived at the crash scene they located a deceased adult female on the roadway. Members of the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.

Based on the initial investigation, officers believe the pedestrian was walking south across Southeast Division Street when she was struck by a vehicle being driven west on Southeast Division Street. Shortly afterwards the woman was struck by a second vehicle that was also traveling westbound on Southeast Division Street. The driver of the first vehicle that struck the victim drove away from the scene. The driver of the second vehicle remained at the scene.

Officers searched the area, but at this time have not located the driver or vehicle that was believed to have first struck the pedestrian. The driver of the second vehicle was taken into custody. The driver of the second vehicle involved in this crash has been identified as 42-year-old Brent A. Klausner.

During the investigation, officers closed Southeast Division Street between Southeast 136th Avenue and Southeast 139th Avenue. While officers were investigating the crash, a driver traveled around the road closure and into the crime scene, narrowly missing a Major Crash Team investigator. Officers stopped the driver and took him into custody. The driver of the vehicle that almost struck a police officer was identified as 31-year-old Angel G. Cardona-Aguilar.

Klausner and Cardinia-Aguilar were both lodged at the Multnomah County Jail and have since been released from custody. Klausner was booked on charges of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants and Reckless Driving. Cardona-Aguilar was booked on charges of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Reckless Driving, and Reckless Endangering.

This is the 26th traffic crash fatality investigated by the Major Crash Team in Portland in 2018.

The identity of the deceased person will be released after a member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office performs an autopsy and next of kin are notified.

Additional information will be provided regarding this investigation as more information is learned and release of the information is determined to be in the best interest of this on-going investigation.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division Officer David Enz at 503-823-2208 or David.Enz@portlandoregon.gov

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

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

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UPDATE: Motorcycle Operator Dies After October 2nd Traffic Crash - 10/12/18

The motorcycle operator involved in a crash that occurred on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, on southbound Interstate 5 at the Interstate Bridge has died at an area hospital while receiving treatment for injuries suffered during the traffic crash. The motorcycle operator has been identified as 55-year-old Michael D. Dallasta of Vancouver.

There have been no citations issued or arrests made as a result of this investigation at this time.

Investigators believe there are witnesses to this crash that have not spoken to investigators at this time. Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Officer Garrett Dow at 503-823-5070 or Garrett.Dow@portlandoregon.gov

Dallasta's death was the 28th traffic crash fatality investigated by the Major Crash Team in Portland in 2018.

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On Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at 10:46 p.m., Washington State Patrol and officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's North Precinct responded to a crash on southbound Interstate 5 at the Interstate Bridge.

Officers and emergency medical responders arrived at the scene and located an adult male lying on the roadway. The man was suffering from serious injuries. The injured man was transported to an area hospital by ambulance for treatment of what were believed to be serious life-threatening injuries.

Based on the injured man's condition, the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to lead the traffic crash investigation.

Preliminary information suggests the man injured in this crash was operating a Harley Davidson motorcycle at the time of the crash. As the motorcycle operator traveled south on Interstate 5 he collided with a Nissan Sentra that had slowed because of construction zone traffic congestion. This area of Interstate 5 was reduced to one lane in the southbound direction because of road construction occurring at the time. The driver of the Nissan remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.

There have been no citations or arrests at this time in the investigation. Based on information learned at this time intoxication is believed to be factor in this Major Crash Team investigation.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Officer Garrett Dow at 503-823-5070 or Garrett.Dow@portlandoregon.gov

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

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

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UPDATE: Deceased Motorcycle Operator Identified in Wednesday Major Crash Team Investigation - 10/12/18

The motorcycle operator that died as a result of injuries suffered during a traffic crash on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, on Northeast Marine Drive has been identified as 48-year-old Thomas M. Sciborski of Portland.

A member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determined Sciborski's death was a result of injuries suffered during the traffic crash.

There have been no citations issued or arrests made as a result of this investigation at this time.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Portland Police BureauTraffic Division Officer David Enz at 503-823-2208 or David.Enz@portlandoregon.gov

Sciborki's was the 25th traffic crash fatality investigated by the Major Crash Team in Portland in 2018.

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On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at 2:23 p.m., Port of Portland Police Department Officers responded to the 8300 block of Northeast Marine Drive on the report that a motorcycle and semi-truck collided.

When officers and emergency medical personnel arrived at the crash scene they located a deceased adult male motorcycle operator lying on the roadway. The Port of Portland Police Department contacted the Portland Police Bureau and requested assistance with the investigation. Members of the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.

Based on the initial investigation, officers believe the semi-truck driver was driving west on Northeast Marine Drive and the motorcycle operator was traveling east on Northeast Marine Drive. Information learned at this time suggests the motorcycle operator left the eastbound lane of travel, attempted to correct his direction of travel, lost control of the motorcycle and collided with the semi-truck.

The driver of the semi-truck remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

At this time, officers believe speed was a factor in this fatal traffic crash.

This is the 25th traffic crash fatality investigated by the Major Crash Team in Portland in 2018.

Northeast Marine Drive will be closed for the next four to six hours as this fatal traffic crash investigation continues.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division Officer David Enz at 503-823-2208 or David.Enz@portlandoregon.gov

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

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

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UPDATE #3: Investigation Continues in Wednesday Hostage Situation (Photo) - 10/11/18

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail, East County Major Crimes Team, and Multnomah County District Attorney's Office continue to investigate Wednesday morning's hostage situation and officer-involved shooting in Southeast Portland.

The suspect who held a woman hostage yesterday and was shot by an officer during the attempted negotiation has been identified as 30-year-old Samuel E. Rice of Portland. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determined Rice died of a gunshot wound.

The Portland Police Bureau member involved in the shooting is Officer Kelly VanBlokland, a 24-year-veteran of the Police Bureau, who is currently assigned to the Training Division and detached member of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT). VanBlokland will remain on paid administrative leave, as is standard procedure, until the conclusion of the investigation.

At this time, investigators have learned the Police Bureau has previously contacted Rice multiple times and recently the Police Bureau's Behavioral Health Unit attempted to link Rice and his girlfriend to services. Although Rice had declined the Behavioral Health Unit's assistance, the officers provided Rice's care providers with information about his recent behavior. Officers have transported Rice to area hospitals on multiple occasions in the past for treatment of perceived mental illness.

This remains an active, ongoing investigation and the Police Bureau is dedicated to releasing information regarding major incidents in a fashion that will provide the community with information about the incident as well as ensure information is properly shared so as not to interfere with the investigation and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Grand Jury process.

Additional information regarding this case will be released pending a review by a grand jury, which is tentatively scheduled for mid to late November.

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On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at 9:11 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area near the Del Rancho Motel, located at 7622 Southeast 82nd Avenue, on the report of two people fighting.

When officers arrived they learned one of the suspects reportedly involved in the fight was armed with a knife and had attempted to stab another person. As officers investigated the incident, they determined a person matching the suspect's description entered a room at the Del Rancho Motel.

Officers responded to the Del Rancho Motel and learned the suspect was in a room at the motel holding a woman hostage. As officers attempted to contact the suspect, the suspect threatened the life of the woman that was inside the motel room.

Members of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) responded to assist with the incident. At some point during the incident, an officer fired a shot, striking and killing the suspect.

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

"No police officer wants to use lethal force, and it is with great responsibility that we accept this authority," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "That is why we have a robust investigative and review process to ensure responsible transparency. We know the community wants to understand what occurred and we will release information as soon as appropriate. However, we ask for patience as these investigations take time and we need to ensure we protect the integrity of the investigation."  

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

The identity of the deceased suspect and any involved Bureau member will be released at a later time. Per Bureau policy, the involved officer(s) will remain on paid administrative leave until the completion of the investigation and Grand Jury. 

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

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

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

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


Anyone with information about this investigation should contact contact Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detail Detective Scott Broughton at 503-823-3774 or Scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457 or Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov

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This incident has resulted in an officer-involved shooting. The suspect is deceased and no other people were injured.

The area will remain closed to all traffic for several hours due to the ongoing investigation.

PIO Sgt. Chris Burley will brief media as soon as practicable.

No additional details are available at this time.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) and Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) are responding to assist East Precinct officers with a disturbance involving an armed subject at the Del Rancho Motel, located at 7622 Southeast 82nd Avenue.

All through traffic on Southeast 82nd Avenue is closed between Flavel and Harney Street.

Interested media should stage on on 82nd Avenue at Flavel Street.

The Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene and will update media as soon as practicable.

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PPB Releases Statement on Response to Weekend March - 10/11/18

On Saturday, October 6, 2018, there was a vigil/demonstration in response to a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred on September 30, 2018. Various individuals and groups were in attendance at the event, including the family and friends of the man involved in the shooting.

Prior to the event two police liaisons unsuccessfully attempted to communicate with event planners to establish a route for the march. This would have helped facilitate a safe route for demonstrators, while also ensuring road users had alternative routes.

On the day of, the Police Bureau actively monitored the march with the objectives to try to provide a safe environment for all and facilitate a peaceful event so that those involved were able to express their constitutional rights to free speech. The march ultimately involved a small part of downtown; the Bureau was aware of traffic disruptions and two incidents where drivers and protesters exchanged words. Police have been made aware of one vehicle that sustained damage, but there was no other reported property damage or damage to infrastructure and no one was injured. Command was closely monitoring these situations and had to make the careful decision to balance the need to clear the street to allow for the flow of traffic versus the risk of officers having to potentially use force and enflame an already tenuous situation.

When determining whether or not take law enforcement action at protest events, the most critical factor the Bureau takes into consideration is whether or not a police response would escalate or deescalate tension. Escalation can lead to community members and officers getting injured or worse.

"We recognize the strong community concern and interest regarding how police officers respond to crowd control situations," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "There is no cookie-cutter response to these events. The complexity of each demonstration/protest is different and requires thoughtful decision-making.

"We will continue to review the most appropriate course of action and proper balance in our responses for these dynamic events."

Those wishing to provide feedback can do so at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/30697?action=UpdateItem&category_id=1143

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Hayden Island Neighborhood -- One Person Injured - 10/11/18

On Thursday, October 11, 2018, at 9:00 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Rodeway Inn Hayden Island, located at 1401 North Hayden Island Drive, on the report a person had been shot.

Officers arrived and located an adult male in the northeast parking lot of the Roadway Inn Hayden Island property with what was believed to be a gunshot injury. Responding officers provided the victim emergency first aid until emergency medical personnel arrived on scene. When emergency medical responders arrived, they provided the victim medical aid and transported the victim to an area hospital with serious life-threatening injuries.

At this time in the investigation, officers have not located any suspects believed to be involved with this shooting. During a canvas of the area, officers located evidence of gunfire.

Based on information gathered at this time in the investigation, officers do not believe there exists an immediate danger to the community.

The Gun Violence Response Team responded to assume the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have also responded to assist with this investigation.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance footage of the shooting is asked to contact Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operations Division Gun Violence Response Team at 503-823-4106.

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

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

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

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

Information about this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Officers Arrest Suspect, Seize Firearm in Portland's St. Johns Neighborhood (Photo) - 10/10/18

On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at 11:56 a.m., North Precinct and Youth Services Division officers responded to the report of a fight near Roosevelt High School, located at 6941 North Central Street.

As officers responded to the incident, a community member reported one of the suspects involved in the fight was armed with a handgun. When officers arrived in the area, a Roosevelt High School campus security officer and a community member provided officers with a description and last known location of the armed suspect. Officers located a juvenile male that matched the suspect's description near North Lombard Street and North Buchanan Avenue. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

During the investigation, officers searched the area, and with the assistance of a community member, located a firearm that had reportedly been left behind by the suspect. The firearm was seized as evidence. (A photograph of the firearm is provided with this press release.)

The suspect was lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home. In compliance with Oregon Public Records Laws, the Police Bureau will not release the identity of the juvenile suspect.

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Attached Media Files: Firearm
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11 Citations Issued During Tuesday #VisionZero Traffic Safety Mission on Burnside St (Photo) - 10/09/18

On Tuesday, October 9, 2018, from 9:20 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., members of the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division conducted a Vision Zero traffic safety mission along Burnside Street from Interstate 405 to Southeast 12th Avenue.

Officers focused on dangerous behaviors and the officers were free to make traffic stops on drivers, pedestrians and bicycle riders as they saw appropriate. The officers were encouraged to share information about the Vision Zero program during these contacts. As always, officers were allowed the discretion to issue citations, warnings or classes. This area of Burnside Street includes bus stops, crosswalks and is heavily utilized by pedestrians and motorists.

During this traffic safety mission, 11 citations and three warnings were issued. Officers also offered traffic safety classes to eight motorists after they were stopped for a traffic violations.

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

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

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

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Attached Media Files: Vision Zero
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UPDATE: Victim Identified In Sunday Night Homicide Investigation (Photo) - 10/09/18

The victim located by officers Sunday evening in the 4000 block of Southeast 94th Avenue after they responded to the area on the report of gunfire has been identified as 21-year-old Izryl T. Johnson of Portland.

A member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determined Izryl Johnson died as a result of homicidal violence.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Detail continue to investigate this homicide. Anyone with information about the investigation should contact Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319, Mark.Slater@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762, Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov

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On Sunday, October 7, 2018, at 11:47 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 4000 block of Southeast 94th Avenue on the report of multiple people hearing gunfire.

When officers arrived in the area of the reported gunfire they located an injured adult male lying in the street. Officers provided the man with emergency first aid until emergency medical responders arrived at the scene. As emergency medical personnel provided the man medical treatment they determined he was deceased.

Officers searched the area for any suspects involved in this shooting and at this time no suspects have been located.

Members with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail have responded to assume the investigation. Criminalists with the Police Bureau's Forensics Evidence Division have also responded to assist with the investigation. Members with the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office have also responded to investigate this death.

It is early in the investigation and at this time there is no additional information to provide the public. Additional information will be released as it is gathered and deemed appropriate for release by detectives and members of the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office and Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office.

The identity of the victim and the manner and/or cause of his death will be released after the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office has performed an autopsy and the victim's next of kin notified.

Based on preliminary information there does not appear to be a danger to the community in relation to this investigation.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail at 503-823-0479.

The Police Bureau's Public Information Officer is not responding to the scene.

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Attached Media Files: Izryl T Johnson
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UPDATE #3: Suspect Identified in Early Morning SERT/CNT Call-Out in Portland's Hollywood Neighborhood (Photo) - 10/09/18

The suspect taken into custody by members of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) early this morning has been identified as 27-year-old Donnie Pradith.

Pradith was located and taken into custody inside a shed located on a property in the 1600 block of Northeast 40th Avenue.

During the investigation and search of the neighborhood, a police canine team located a firearm in the yard of a location near where the suspect was taken into custody. Officers believe the suspect was in possession of the firearm. Additionally, officers believe the suspect left the firearm behind while being sought by officers. The firearm was seized as evidence. (A photograph of the firearm is provided with this release.)

While officers searched for the suspect, an officer contacted the registered owner of the Toyota Camry the suspect was driving at the time of the crash. The officer learned the vehicle was stolen, but had not yet been reported as a stolen vehicle to law enforcement. As officers searched the Toyota Camry they located 300 Xanax pills and $800.00 in cash. Investigators believe the illegal drugs and cash were in the possession of the suspect. The illegal drugs and cash were seized as evidence. (A photograph of the illegal drugs and cash is provided with this release.)


Pradith was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Attempt to Elude by Motor Vehicle, Attempt to Elude on Foot, Fail to Perform the Duties of a Driver Causing Injury, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Burglary in the Second Degree, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Investigators expect additional charges in relation to the drug investigation.

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Members with the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) have taken the suspect into custody.

Area roadways will be re-opened shortly. Residents in the area may leave their residences at this time.

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

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Members with the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) continue to search for a suspect in the 1600 block of Northeast 40th Avenue.

This investigation began on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at 2:48 a.m. when a North Precinct officer attempted to perform a traffic stop on the driver of a 1994 Toyota Camry near Northeast 31st and Northeast Broadway. The officer attempted to stop the driver and vehicle after observing the driver perform a traffic violation. The driver of the Toyota failed to yield. The officer did not pursue the driver and the vehicle, but observed the vehicle crash shortly after attempting to stop the vehicle. The driver crashed the vehicle onto a small green space at the intersection of Northeast Sandy Boulevard, Northeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard, and Northeast Broadway.

The officer responded to the crash scene, observed the driver run from the vehicle and located an injured adult male that had been run over at the time of the crash. A description of the suspect and his direction of travel was provided to responding officers. During the investigation, officers learned the suspect was likely armed with a handgun. As officers searched the area for the suspect, an area resident informed officers a man matching the suspect's description had ran onto his property and entered a shed on the property.

Because the suspect is believed to be armed and has barricaded himself inside a building the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) responded to assist with the search for the suspect.

During this incident, community members are asked to stay away from the area of the search and any resident in the area should remain in their homes. At this time Northeast 41st Avenue and Northeast 40th Avenue are closed between Northeast Halsey Street and Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

The suspect is described as a white male, in his late 20's, 5'5" tall, 125 pounds, wearing all black, and likely armed with a handgun. Anyone who has information about this incident or observes someone matching the suspect's description should contact 9-1-1.

Based on initial information, officers believe the injured adult male was sleeping in the shrubbery when he was ran over by the driver of the Toyota. The injured man was transported to an area hospital by ambulance for treatment of what were believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

This release will be updated as the investigation continues.

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The Portland Police Bureau Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to the 1600 block of Northeast 40th Avenue regarding a suspect that barricaded himself in a residence that does not belong to the suspect.

Northeast 41st Avenue and Northeast 40th Avenue are closed between Northeast Halsey Street and Northeast Broadway during the investiagation. People should avoid the area at this time.

The PIO is responding to the scene. All responding media should stage at the Starbucks near Northeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard and Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

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Traffic #ALERT: Major Crash Team Investigation Underway on W Burnside St -- One Person Injured - 10/09/18

On Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at 5:18 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a crash near Northwest 3rd Avenue and West Burnside Street on the report of a crash involving a pedestrian and a TriMet bus.

Officers and emergency medical responders arrived at the scene and located an adult female under the bus. The woman was suffering from what were believed to be serious injuries. Portland Fire and Rescue personnel extricated the woman from underneath the bus. The injured woman was transported to an area hospital by ambulance for treatment of what were believed to be serious life-threatening injuries.

Based on the injured woman's condition, the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to lead the traffic crash investigation. Criminalists with the Police Bureau's Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to assist with this investigation.

At this time in the investigation no one on the bus has reported being injured as a result of this crash.

During this traffic crash investigation West Burnside Street will be closed between Northwest 2nd Avenue and Northwest 3rd Avenue. Motorists planning to use West Burnside Street should use alternate routes at this time.

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

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

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

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Patrick K Plamondon
Patrick K Plamondon
Officers Locate and Arrest Burglary Suspect in Portland's East Columbia Neighborhood (Photo) - 10/08/18

On Monday, October 8, 2018, at 3:06 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 9200 block of North Whitaker Road on the report a person had broken into a building.

Officers responded to the building and learned a security system had been activated, indicating the building was being burglarized. A police canine team responded to the location to assist with the search of the building for possible suspects involved in the burglary. As officers searched the building, the police canine displayed indicators that a person was hiding in the attic of the building. As officers investigated, they located a suspect hiding in a crawl space. Officers took the suspect into custody without incident.

During the investigation, officers learned the suspect caused a significant amount of damage to the building and other property inside the business.

The suspect has been identified as 31-year-old Patrick K. Plamondon. Plamondon was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the Second Degree and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree.

Community members are encouraged to visit the City of Portland's Office of Community and Civic Life Crime Prevention page at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/civic/index.cfm?c=28395 for crime prevention tips and resources.

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Attached Media Files: Patrick K Plamondon
Robert J James Jr
Robert J James Jr
UPDATE: Vicitm Identified In Friday Night Homicide Investigation (Photo) - 10/07/18

The victim who died at an area hospital in relation to a shooting that occurred on Friday, October 5, 2018, near Northeast Multnomah Avenue and Northeast Wheeler Street has been identified as 44-year-old Markell Devon Jones.

A member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determined Markell Jones died as a result of homicidal violence caused by multiple gunshot injuries.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Detail continue to investigate this death. Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Detective Vince Cui at 503-823-0449, Vince.Cui@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Meghan Burkeen at 503-823-2092, Meghan.Burkeen@portlandoregon.gov

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On Friday, October 5, 2018, at 11:36 p.m., a North Precinct officer was in the area of Northeast Multnomah Street and Northeast Wheeler Avenue when he heard and observed a person firing a gun.

While hearing and seeing an adult male fire a gun, the officer ran towards the suspect and provided the suspect directions. The suspect complied with the officer's directions and was taken into custody without incident near the intersection of Northeast 1st Avenue and Northeast Multnomah. At the time the suspect was taken into custody a firearm was also located and seized as evidence. After the suspect was taken into custody, officers searched the area and did not locate anyone with injuries as a result of this shooting at the scene. Canvassing officers did locate evidence of gunfire.

During the investigation, officers were notified by staff at two separate hospital emergency departments that three people had arrived by private vehicles at their emergency departments with gunshot injuries. Two adult males arrived at one hospital in one vehicle and an adult female arrived at a separate hospital in a different vehicle. While at the hospital, medical personnel determined one of the men was deceased. The other two victims were treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Based on preliminary information, investigators do not believe the adult female victim that was injured in this shooting was an intended target.

The suspect has been identified as 35-year-old Robert J. James, Jr. James was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Murder.

The deceased will be identified after a member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office has completed an autopsy and the next of kin have been notified.

The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail and the Tactical Operation Division's Gun Violence Response Team responded to assume the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensics Evidence Division also responded. Members of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office and the Multnomah County District Attorney's are also involved in this investigation.

Anyone with information about this investigation or James should contact Detective Vince Cui at 503-823-0449, Vince.Cui@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Meghan Burkeen at 503-823-2092, Meghan.Burkeen@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Robert J James Jr , Markell D Jones
Alexis A Alvarez
Alexis A Alvarez
Suspect Arrested In Connection to Overnight Shooting Investigation in Old Town/ Chinatown - No Known Injuries (Photo) - 10/07/18

On Sunday, October 7, 2018, at 12:32 a.m., Central Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the report of a disturbance with gunfire near the intersection of Northwest 3rd Avenue and Northwest Glisan Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted multiple people believed to be involved in the fight and gunfire. There was no one located at the scene or that arrived at area hospitals with injuries believed to be related to this investigation. One person was detained during the investigation and later arrested in connection with this incident.

During a canvass of the area officers located a firearm and evidence of gunfire.

Based on preliminary information, officers believe a group of people were involved in a disturbance near the intersection of Northwest 3rd Avenue and Northwest Glisan Street and during the disturbance a suspect fired one round from a handgun.

The suspect arrested in connection with this investigation was identified as 22-year-old Alexis A. Alvarez. Alvarez was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Discharge of a Firearm in the City of Portland, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Based on preliminary information, the Gang Enforcement Team assumed the investigation.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance footage of the shooting is asked to contact Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gang Enforcement Team at 503-823-4106.

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

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

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

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Attached Media Files: Alexis A Alvarez
Pedestrian Robbed and Assaulted Overnight in Portland's Elliot Neighborhood - One Person Injured - 10/07/18

On Sunday, October 7, 2018, at 12:34 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard and Northeast Schuyler Street on the report that a pedestrian had been assaulted during a robbery.

Officers arrived and located a man with an injury and provided emergency first aid until emergency medical personnel responded to the scene, provided the man medical aid and transported him to an area hospital by ambulance for treatment of what was believed to be a serious but non-life threatening injury.

Based on preliminary information, officers believe two suspects arrived in the area on bicycle and approached the victim. They demanded the victim provide them money and at some point during the robbery, struck the victim with an object believed to have been a hammer or hatchet. The suspects left the area on biclycles.

A neighborhood search was conducted, but there were no people located that matched the suspects' descriptions.

One of the suspects was described as a white male, in his early 30's, with a skinny build, riding a bicycle. The other suspect was described as a white male, in his early 30's, with a skinny build, armed with an object believed to be hatchet or hammer and also riding a bike.

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

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Shooting Investigation Overnight in Portland's Centennial Neighborhood -- No Known Injuries - 10/06/18

On Friday, October 5, 2018, at 10:37 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to reports of gunfire at the Speakeasy Lounge, located at 545 Southeast 162nd Avenue.

When officers arrived, they searched the area for suspects, injured people, and evidence of gunfire. Officers performed a neighborhood search for suspects, but did not locate anyone believed to be a suspect in this shooting.

As officers canvassed the area they located evidence of gunfire in the 600 block of Southeast 162nd Avenue. Officers also located two unoccupied vehicles parked near the Speakeasy Lounge that were struck by gunfire and there bullet strikes located on the east side of the Speakeasy Lounge.

This investigation is on-going and there is no suspect information to provide at this time.

Based on preliminary information, the Gun Violence Response Team responded to assume the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have also responded to assist with this investigation.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance footage of the shooting is asked to contact Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operations Division Gun Violence Response Team at 503-823-4106.

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

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

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

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

Information about this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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GirlStrength
GirlStrength
WomenStrength/GirlStrength Opens Applications for Instructors (Photo) - 10/05/18

WomenStrength is looking for volunteers who want the opportunity to teach women and girls holistic self-defense.

WomenStrength and GirlStrength have a 39 year history of success and have trained over 120,000 women and girls in the Portland area.

Our volunteer instructor training is trauma-informed, engaging, and comprehensive and is taught by professionals across the field of violence prevention. Upon completion, instructors have the skills and knowledge they need to help women and girls be leaders in non-violence.

No experience necessary and women from all backgrounds, abilities and ages (over 18) are encouraged to apply.

Strength Instructor Training Starts: January 26, 2019 (all training dates on website)
Application Deadline: October 15, 2018

For more information contact:

WomenStrength and GirlStrength
www.portlandoregon.gov/police/womenstrength
www.portlandoregon.gov/police/girlstrength

WomenStrength Telephone: (503) 823-0262
GirlStrength Telephone: (503) 823-0239
ws@portlandoregon.gov
girlstrength.pb@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: GirlStrength
Antoinette A Riley
Antoinette A Riley
UPDATE: Suspect Identified In Thursday Afternoon Firearm Investigation (Photo) - 10/05/18

The suspect taken into custody after officers responded to the report that a firearm had discharged inside the Jason Lee Elementary School Cafeteria on Thursday, October 4, 2018, has been identified as 27-year-old Antoinette A. Riley.

During the investigation on Thursday, officers assisted by a police canine canvassed the area near Jason Lee Elementary School in an attempt to locate the firearm that was believed to have discharged in the school. At this time investigators have not located the firearm. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of this firearm or anyone who locates the firearm should not touch the gun, but immediately contact the Portland Police Bureau at 503-823-3333.

Riley was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail and has since been released. Riley was charged with Possession of a Firearm in a Public Building.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact Detective Meghan Burkeen at 503-823-2092 or Meghan.Burkeen@portlamdoregon.gov

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On Thursday, October 4, 2018, at 4:36 p.m., East Precinct Officers responded to Jason Lee Elementary School, located at 2222 Northeast 92nd Avenue, on the report a gun was discharged inside the school.

As officers responded to the school, a caller to 9-1-1 stated the person believed to be involved with the discharge of the firearm had left the school property. The caller provided a description of the suspect to the emergency dispatcher and the information was relayed to responding officers.

Officers arrived at the school and determined no one was injured as a result of the firearm discharge. As officers searched the neighborhood they located a person that matched the suspect's description near Northeast 92nd Avenue and Northeast Halsey Street. The person was contacted by officers and has been detained at this time.

Based on preliminary information gathered at this time, investigators believe the suspect entered Jason Lee Elementary School to pick up her child. While the suspect was in the cafeteria, a firearm in the suspect's possession discharged.

During a canvas of the cafeteria officers located evidence of gunfire.

It is early in this investigation; at this time investigators do not believe the firearm was discharged with the immediate intent to injure. Additionally, investigators do not believe there is a danger to the school community or neighboring community at this time in relation to this investigation.

The suspect will be identified after which time she is lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

The Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gun Violence Response Team has responded to continue this investigation. Criminalists with the Forensics Evidence Division have also responded to assist with this investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact Detective Meghan Burkeen at 503-823-2092 or Meghan.Burkeen@portlamdoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Antoinette A Riley
Vision Zero
Vision Zero
112 Citations and 2 Warnings Issued During Thursday #VisionZero Traffic Safety Mission on NE Sandy Blvd (Photo) - 10/04/18

On Thursday, October 4, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., members of the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division conducted a Vision Zero traffic safety mission along Northeast Sandy Boulevard between Northeast 57th Avenue and Northeast 108th Avenue.

Officers focused on dangerous behaviors and the officers were free to make traffic stops on drivers, pedestrians and bicycle riders as they saw appropriate. The officers were encouraged to share information about the Vision Zero program during these contacts. As always, officers were allowed the discretion to issue citations, warnings or classes. This area of Northeast Sandy Boulevard is identified as a City of Portland High Crash Corridor, that includes heavily traveled bike lanes, bus stops and crosswalks. that was the location of a pedestrian fatality several years ago.

During this traffic safety mission, 112 citations and two warnings were issued and six safety classes offered. A photo-radar van was utilized during this Vision Zero traffic safety mission and issued 105 of the citations.

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

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

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

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Attached Media Files: Vision Zero
Benjamin Verspeten
Benjamin Verspeten
UPDATE #2: Missing 88-Year-Old Man Found Safe (Photo) - 10/04/18

88-year-old Benjamin Verspeten has been found safe and was reunited with his family.

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The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Missing Persons Unit continues to ask for the public's assistance in locating 88-year-old Benjamin Verspetan. Detectives have obtained a picture of Benjamin in which he is wearing the jacket he is believed to be wearing at this time.

Anyone seeing Benjamin is asked to call 9-1-1 so that officers may check his welfare. Anyone with non-emergency information about Art is asked to contact Detective Lori Fonken at 503-823-1081 or Missing@portlandoregon.gov

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The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate 88-year-old Benjamin Verspeten, last seen exiting a TriMet bus near Southeast 92nd Avenue and Southeast Foster Road at 2:16 p.m., today, Wednesday, October 3, 2018 .

Benjamin is described as an Indonesian male, 5'8" tall, 125 pounds, bald and with brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a heavy bright blue winter coat and light blue jeans. Benjamin has early onset dementia and is most likely lost. At this time in the investigation there are no indications of foul play.

Detectives believe Benjamin may be in the area of Southeast 92nd Avenue and Southeast Foster Road. He frequents locations where people gather, such as bars.

Anyone seeing Benjamin is asked to call 9-1-1 so that officers may check his welfare. Anyone with non-emergency information about Benjamin is asked to contact Detective Lori Fonken at 503-823-1081 or Missing@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Benjamin Verspeten , Benjamin Verspeten
Officers Investigating Serious Injury Crash in SE Portland - Traffic Allert - 10/02/18

On Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at 5:38 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of pedestrians struck by a driver in the area of 800 block of Southeast 122nd Avenue.

Officers learned that a young child and an adult were crossing the street when they were struck by a van.

Emergency medical personnel arrived on scene and rendered aid to the injured persons. Both victims are believed to have sustained critical-life-threatening injuries and were transported to an area hospital by ambulance.

The driver of the van remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation. The driver was not injured during the crash.

Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division officers responded to the scene to take over the investigation.

Southeast 122nd Avenue will be closed in both directions between Southeast Stark Street and Southeast Main Street during this crash investigation.

Update will be provided when they become available.

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

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

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

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Death Investigation Underway in Downtown Portland After Person Jumped or Fell from the Overpass - 10/02/18

On Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 4:24 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the area of I-405 Northbound near the exit 2A and Southwest Salmon Street on the report that a person fell from the overpass.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a female deceased at the scene.

Officers are speaking with witnesses and conducting an investigation to determine if the deceased fell or jumped from the viaduct.

I-405 Northbound at exit 2A and Southwest Salmon Street has reopened for vehicular traffic.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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UPDATE: Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation in Downtown Portland - 10/01/18

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail and the Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team are continuing to investigate an officer-involved shooting that occurred in Downtown Portland on Sunday, September 30, 2018, at the intersection of Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Harvey Milk Street.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner has confirmed the identity of the deceased person as 27-year-old Patrick K. Kimmons. Mr. Kimmons died of gunshot wounds.

Central Precinct officers were patrolling the area and found themselves in close proximity to a shooting that injured two people.

Moments later, officers were involved in a shooting resulting in Mr. Kimmons being shot and transported to a local hospital where he later died. A gun was recovered near Mr. Kimmons, and multiple firearms were recovered in the area of the crime scene.

Two persons from the suspected shooting transported themselves to a local hospital for treatment of serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

This is a multilayer investigation involving numerous parties.

The Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement (GET) responded to assist with the initial shooting incident at the request of the Homicide Detail. The Portland Police Bureau Detective's Division Homicide Detail is leading the investigation of the officer-involved shooting.

There were numerous community members who have been interviewed as part of the investigation. A video was recovered at the scene and is being reviewed.

There were two Portland Police officers involved in the officer-involved shooting. There were also two witness Portland Police officers; they have been interviewed by investigators. The involved officers are scheduled for their administrative interviews later today.

The two Portland Police Bureau members involved in the shooting are Sergeant Garry Britt, a ten-year veteran of the Bureau and Officer Jeffrey Livingston, a one-and-a-half-year veteran of the Bureau.

The sergeant and officer will remain on paid administrative leave, per Bureau policy, until the completion of the investigation and Grand Jury.

"The Police Bureau is sensitive to the fact a life was lost, and many people from the Portland community are impacted, including family, community partners, and officers. We will strive to release information as quickly as possible as the investigation unfolds."

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

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

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

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Detective Darren Posey at 503-823-0403 or Darren.Posey@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457or Rico Beniga@portlandoregon.gov

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Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives - 10/01/18

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

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

1st Universal Review: 10/1/18 -- 10/31/18
* *660.00 Management of Criminal Intelligence Files (*Newly created directives have 30 calendar days for review)

2nd Universal Review: 10/1/18 -- 10/31/18
* 210.22 Exempt Employee Time Tracking (previously Non-Sworn Non-Represented, FLSA-Exempt Members and Lieutenants Time Tracking)


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.

Early Morning Sunday Assault Investigation at Glen Haven Park - One Person Injured - 09/30/18

On Sunday, September 30, 2018, at 3:46 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of Glen Haven Park at 7900 Northeast Siskiyou Street on the report of an assault.

Officers learned that the victim had called 9-1-1 requesting medical assistance after being assaulted by an unknown subject. Officers had to overcome challenging environmental barriers such as thick fog and limited visibility before they were able to locate the injured victim and render first aid.

Responding officers observed the male victim was breathing and conscious during the initial contact, but had suffered severe physical injuries. Officers learned the victim was houseless and sleeping in the park when the assault occurred.

Emergency medical responders provided the victim medical aid and transported him to a Portland-area hospital by ambulance for treatment of what were believed to be serious physical injuries.

Officers established a crime scene and canvassed the area for any evidence of the crime.
There is no suspect information available at this point.

Members with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail have responded to lead the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have also responded to assist with the investigation.

Anyone with the information about this assault is asked to call the Detective Division's Assault Detail at 503-823-0479.

UPDATE #3: Officer-Involved Shooting in Downtown Portland - 09/30/18

Detectives are continuing to investigate the officer-involved shooting that occurred on early Sunday morning.

The person involved in this morning's shooting has died at a local hospital. Additional details will be released following the identification and notification of his family by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Officer.

The preliminary investigation indicates that Portland Police officers only engaged one person after that person had been involved in a shooting where two other persons were shot and injured.


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UPDATE: Officer-Involved Shooting in Downtown Portland - 09/30/18

Portland Police Detectives and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office continue to investigate this morning's officer-involved shooting. Preliminary information learned is that Central Precinct officers were patrolling the area of Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Harvey Milk Street when they heard shots being fired. Officers engaged a subject and an officer-involved shooting occurred.

The investigation is in its early stages and additional information will be released as the investigation continues and more information is learned. There is not believed to be a danger to the community in relation to this incident at this time.

A firearm has been recovered from the crime scene. The area affected by this incident is between Southwest 2nd Avenue to Southwest 4th Avenue from Southwest Oak Street to Southwest Washington. This area will remain closed to the public for an undetermined time while investigators process the scene.

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

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

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

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

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Portland Police Bureau Detective Darren Posey at 503-823-0403 or at Darren.Posey@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457 or at Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov

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Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation Underway in Downtown Portland - 09/30/18

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene of an officer-involved shooting investigation near Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest and Southwest Harvey Milk Street.

Preliminary information suggests one subject was transported to a Portland area hospital and no officers are injured.

Interested media should respond to the staging area in the parking lot between Southwest 2nd Avenue and Southwest Stark Street. The PIO will be on scene in 30 minutes.

The investigation is in its early stages and no additional information will be released at this time.

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Anthony A Crawford
Anthony A Crawford
56-year old Man Arrested for Menacing and Unlawful Use of a Weapon in Downtown Portland Friday Night - photo (Photo) - 09/29/18

On September 28, 2018, at 9:38 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a menacing with a firearm in the 100 block of Southwest Broadway Avenue.

Officers learned that an adult male reportedly pointed what was believed to be a handgun in the face of another person, after which the male subject went back into his room and began screaming and throwing objects around inside.

Responding officers developed a tactical plan and safely evacuated residents in the neighboring residential units. Because the suspect was reportedly armed, officers consulted with a Sergeant of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT).

Officers were able to make contact with the subject inside his room and safely place him into custody. The subject was identified as 56-year old Anthony Allen Crawford. Crawford consented to the premise search during which officers discovered two realistic airsoft style pellet guns, which were seized as evidence.

Crawford was interviewed and lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Menacing, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and an outstanding felony warrant for Abscond- Assault in the Second Degree.

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

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Attached Media Files: Anthony A Crawford
UPDATE: Deceased Person In Monday Death Investigation in Old Town/ Chinatown Identified - 09/27/18

The deceased person located in an apartment at the Sally McCracken Apartments, located at 532 Northwest Everett Street, has been identified as 42-year-old Sy B. Powell of Portland.

A member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office has performed an autopsy; however, at this time the manner and cause of death are under investigation.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Detail continue to investigate this death.

Anyone with information about this death should contact Detective Todd Gradwahl at 503-823-0991, Todd.Gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-0696, Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov


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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Wednesday, October 3, at 7:00 a.m. - 09/26/18

Officer Natasha Haunsperger will be the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) until Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at 7:00 a.m.

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

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Shooting Investigation Early Wednesday Morning - One Person Injured - 09/26/18

On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at 3:25 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report that an adult male had arrived at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, located at 2801 North Gantenbein Avenue, by private vehicle.

Officers arrived at the hospital and learned the shooting had reportedly occurred earlier Wednesday morning near Southeast 17th Avenue and Southeast Tenino Street.

Officers responded to the area near Southeast 17th Avenue and Southeast Tenino Street where the shooting reportedly occurred, but did not locate evidence of gunfire.

Based on information learned at this time, officers believe the suspects involved in this incident were two males and one female riding in a newer blue sedan.

The adult male victim's injuries were non-life-threatening.

Criminalists with the Portland Police Bureau's Forensic Evidence Division have responded to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center to assist with the investigation.

This investigation will be forwarded to the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail.

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

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Timothy J Mackley
Timothy J Mackley
UPDATE #2: Deceased Person Presumptively Identified as 89-Year-Old Missing Woman (Photo) - 09/26/18

Based on information learned during this investigation, detectives believe the deceased person located inside a Toyota Camry that was stopped by officers on Monday, September 24, 2018, in the 9200 block of Southeast Holgate Boulevard is likely 89-year-old Marcine Herinck. Ms. Herinck was reported missing last week. The Oregon State Medical Examiner has determined the victim died of homicidal violence.

This investigation began on the morning of Wednesday, September 19, 2018, when East Precinct officers responded to the report that Marcine Herinck was missing from her home in the 1500 block of Northeast 150th Avenue. The investigating officer contacted the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Missing Person Detail, which assumed the investigation.

During the initial investigation into the disappearance of Ms. Herinck, no signs of foul play were located and a search initiated. The Police Bureau requested assistance from Multnomah County Search and Rescue (SAR). During the search, investigators, family members, and volunteers searched the neighborhood near Ms. Herinck's home, as well as the grounds and ponds at Glendoveer Golf Course, located at 14015 Northeast Glisan Street.

On Monday, September 24, 2018, detectives located additional information that suggested foul play was involved in Ms. Herinck's disappearance. Once this information was learned, detectives identified 58-year-old Timothy J. Mackley as a person of interest in the investigation. During the investigation into Mackley's involvement into Ms. Herinck's disappearance, officers stopped the Toyota Camry driven by Mackley and located Ms. Herinck's body in the trunk of the vehicle.

At this time members with the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office and detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detail continue to gather information to positively identify the deceased person located in the Toyota Camry driven by Mackley. The Police Bureau recognizes the importance of providing accurate information as well as information in a timely fashion, however, the process to identify the victim in this case has been complicated. The Bureau will provide an update once the victim has been positively identified by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office.

The Harinck family has requested privacy at this time.

Anyone with information about the suspect or this homicide should contact Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762 or Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov

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The Oregon State Medical Examiner has performed an autopsy on the deceased person located in a Toyota Camry driven by Timothy J. Mackley. The Camry was stopped by East Precinct officers on Monday evening in the 9200 block of Southeast Holgate Boulevard.

The Medical Examiner has determined the deceased adult female victim died of homicidal violence. The Medical Examiner has not been able to positively identify the victim at this time.

Members of the Detective Division's Homicide Detail continue to work with the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office and Multnomah County District Attorney's Office in regard to this homicide investigation. The identity of the deceased will be provided once she is positively identified.

There is no additional information to share at this time.

Anyone with information about Mackley or this incident should contact Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762 or Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov

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On Monday, September 24, 2018, East Precinct officers performed a traffic stop in the 9200 block of Southeast Holgate Boulevard.

During the traffic stop investigation, officers located a deceased person in the stopped vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was taken into custody without incident. The driver and the deceased person were the only occupants in the vehicle.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail have assumed the investigation. Criminalists with the Portland Police Bureau's Forensic Evidence Division and a member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office responded to assist with the investigation.

The suspect has been identified as 58-year-old Timothy J. Mackley. Mackley was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Murder.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office will perform an autopsy later today to determine the cause and manner of death and to identify the deceased. Additional information will be provided after the autopsy and next of kin have been notified.

Anyone with information about Mackley or this incident should contact Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762 or Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Timothy J Mackley
Shooting Investigation Tuesday Evening in Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood - One Person Injured - 09/25/18

On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at 8:06 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a gunfire near Northeast 97th Avenue and East Burnside Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located an adult male with what appeared to be a gunshot wound. Emergency medical personnel were requested to the victim and he was transported to an area hospital by ambulance for treatment of what was believed to be a serious but non-life-threatening

Officers located evidence of gunfire as they canvassed an area near the northeast corner of Northeast 97th Avenue and East Burnside Street. Officers also located additional evidence on Northeast 97th Avenue north of East Burnside Street.

Based on preliminary information, officers believe the victim was inside a tent, located near the northeast corner of Northeast 97th Avenue and East Burnside Street, when a person located outside of the tent fired a gun and struck the victim,

There is no suspect description or additional information to provide at this time.

Criminalists with the Portland Police Bureau's Forensic Evidence Division have responded to assist with the investigation.

This investigation will be forwarded to the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail.

During this investigation, traffic may be impacted on Northeast 97th Avenue between East Burnside Street and Northeast Glisan Street.

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

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Market Robbed Monday Evening in Portland's Lents Neighborhood - No Injuries or Arrest - 09/25/18

On Monday, September 24, 2018, at 10:10 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the 88 Market, located at 9004 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard.

Officers arrived at the 88 Market and learned a suspect entered the location, demanded money and brandished and fired a handgun. The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and was last seen leaving in a brown or green newer four door sedan.

Responding officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description. Based on preliminary information, officers believe the suspect is a white male, 25 to 35 years old, 5'10" to 6'00" tall, with a stocky build and in possession of a handgun.

The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail has responded. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery Detail detectives at 503-823-0405.

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

Information about this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Shooting Investigation Monday Evening on Southeast Division Street - One Person Injured - 09/24/18

On Monday, September 24, 2018, at 6:43 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a gunfire near Southeast 105th Avenue and Southeast Division Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence that someone had been injured on the roadway and sidewalk. As officers continued the investigation, staff at an area hospital reported an adult male had arrived at the location by private vehicle with a gunshot wound. Medical personnel believed the victim's injury was serious but non-life-threatening.

Based on information learned at this time in the investigation, officers believe the shooting occurred inside a recreational vehicle parked near Southeast 105th Avenue and Southeast Division Street. The suspect exited the recreational vehicle and the victim was transported to the hospital in the motorhome.

Officers continue to investigate this shooting. Based on information learned at this time in the investigation there is not believed to be a danger to the community in relation to this shooting.

There is no suspect description or additional information to provide at this time.

Criminalists with the Portland Police Bureau's Forensic Evidence Division responded to assist with the investigation.

This investigation will be forwarded to the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail.

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

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Suspicious Death Investigation After Man Found Dead in Old Town/Chinatown Apartment - 09/24/18

On Monday, September 24, 2018, at 12:06 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Sally McCracken Apartments, located at 532 Northwest Everett Street, after Multnomah County Parole and Probation Officers located a deceased male in an apartment.

Officers arrived at the scene and confirmed the subject was deceased. The deceased is believed to be an adult male. Officers noted that circumstances in the apartment were suspicious-in-nature, so members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail have responded to the scene along with criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division and the Medical Examiner.

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

Multnomah County Parole and Probation Officers had originally responded to the location to check on a client that had not made an appointment as a condition of his parole or probation. When the parole and probation officers entered the apartment they located a deceased person and at that time requested the Portland Police Bureau respond to assume the investigation.

Any interested media should stage at Northwest Everett Street and Northwest 6th Avenue. The Public Information Officer is responding to the scene.

Anyone with information about this death should contact Detective Todd Gradwahl at 503-823-0991, Todd.Gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-0696, Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov

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UPDATE #2: SERT/CNT Neighborhood Search has Ended, Detectives Continue Investigaiton - 09/24/18

The neighborhood search for the suspects believed to be involved in a home invasion robbery that occurred early this morning in the Portsmouth neighborhood has ended.

Members of the Special Emergency Action Team, assisted by the Crisis Negotiation Team, searched multiple yards in the Arbor Lodge neighborhood, but did not locate anyone matching the suspects' descriptions.

Portland Police Bureau Detective Division Robbery Detail members responded to assist with the investigation. Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Robbery Detail Detective Todd Prosser at 503-823-9320 or Todd.Prosser@portlandoregon.gov

The neighborhood safety perimeter has been lifted. The Portland Police Bureau would like to thank area residents for their patience as officers worked to ensure community safety and apprehend the suspect.

At this time there is no additional suspect information to provide. Updates on the investigation will be provided as they become available.

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Members of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) continue to search for two suspects believed to be involved in a home invasion robbery that occurred Monday, September 24, 2018, at 4:49 a.m., at a residence in the 8600 block of North Foss Avenue.

Officers responded to the location of the robbery on North Foss Avenue and learned a suspect entered the home, displayed a handgun and threatened the occupants of the location. After the suspect obtained an item from the location, he exited the location and was seen leaving in a Jeep. Officers provided a description of the suspect's vehicle to responding officers.

As an officer searched the area, he located a Jeep that matched the suspect vehicle description. As the officer followed the Jeep, the driver stopped the vehicle in a driveway of a location in the 7100 block of North Chase Avenue. The officer provided the occupants of the vehicle directions, but the occupants of the vehicle ran into a nearby yard and away from the officer. Additional officers responded to the area. Because of a firearm was involved in this incident, SERT and CNT respond to assist with the search.

The suspects are described as two white males, both in their 20's. One of the suspects was described as 5'8" tall with a thin build and the second 5'6" with a thin build. One of the suspects is believed be wearing all black clothing and they are believed to be armed with a handgun.

The Bureau of Emergency Communications (BOEC) and the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM) have sent a Community Emergency Notification System (CENS) message to residents impacted by this neighborhood search. Area residents should contact 9-1-1 if they see any suspicious persons in the area of this search.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to the area of 7100 North Chase Avenue to assist officers with a neighborhood search for possibly armed burglary suspects that occurred earlier this morning.

The area affected by this police incident is between North Willamette Boulevard to North Lombard Street from North Chase Avenue to North Seward Avenue. Community members should stay away from the area during this incident.

Interested media should stage near North Greeley Avenue and North Lombard Street.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene and will provide updates when they become available.

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Shooting Investigation Saturday Night in Portland's Woodlawn Neighborhood -- No Known Injuries - 09/22/18

On Saturday, September 22, 2018, at 8:08 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to multiple reports of callers hearing gunfire near the 6300 block of Northeast 6th Avenue.

When officers arrived they searched the area for suspects and anyone injured by the reported gunfire. During the preliminary investigation officers contacted people that had heard the gunfire, but did not locate any suspects or injured people in connection with the shooting.

As officers canvassed the area they located evidence of gunfire in the 6300 block of Northeast 6th Avenue.

There have been no reports of anyone arriving at Portland hospitals with injuries related to this shooting. There are also no reports of property damage as a result of this shooting at this time.

There is no suspect information to provide at this time.

Based on preliminary information, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to assume the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have also responded to assist with this investigation.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance footage of the shooting is asked to contact Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team at 503-823-4106.

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

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

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

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

Information about this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Armani O Stewart
Armani O Stewart
Three Suspects Arrested, Three Guns Seized During Friday Night Investigation in Portland's Humboldt Neighborhood (Photo) - 09/22/18

On Friday, September 21, 2018, at 8:30 p.m., officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team and Youth Service Division arrested 21-year-old Armani O. Stewart and two juveniles near North Alberta Street and North Commercial Avenue.

This investigation began when officers located a stolen 2016 Volkswagen Jetta parked near the intersection of North Alberta Street and North Commercial Avenue. Officers observed three people inside the vehicle. Shortly after locating the stolen vehicle, officers contacted the three occupants and took them into custody without incident.

As the investigation continued, officers located and seized three handguns; two handguns were located inside the vehicle and one handgun was located on one of the suspects. (Photographs of the firearms are provided with this release.)

Stewart was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Unlawful Entry Into a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public. The two juvenile male suspects were lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home.

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

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

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

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Shooting Investigation Early Saturday Morning on SE Powell Blvd -- Two People Injured - 09/22/18

On Saturday, September 22, 2018, at 2:58 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to multiple reports of gunfire at the Motel 6, located at 3104 Southeast Powell Boulevard.

When officers arrived, they located an adult male lying in the parking lot of the Motel 6 suffering from a gunshot injury. Emergency medical personnel arrived and provided the man medical aid and transported him to a Portland hospital. Officers searched the area for suspects, but did not locate anyone believed to be a suspect in this shooting.

As officers canvassed the area they located evidence of gunfire in the parking lot of the Motel 6. Officers also located a vehicle believed to be associated to people involved in this shooting. The vehicle was abandoned in the Motel 6 parking lot.

During the investigation, officers received information that an adult male had arrived at a Portland hospital by private vehicle with a gunshot injury. Investigators believe the person suffered the gunshot injury during the shooting at the Motel 6 on Southeast Powell Boulevard.

Based on information gathered at this time in the investigation, investigators believe a group of people, associated with a room at the Motel 6, were having a party when a disturbance occurred and during the disturbance there was gunfire.

The injuries suffered by both men are beleived to be non-life-threatening.

This investigation is on-going and there is no suspect information to provide at this time.

Based on preliminary information, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to assume the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have also responded to assist with this investigation.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance footage of the shooting is asked to contact Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operations Division Gang Enforcement Team Detective Brian Sims at 503-823-2079 or Brian.Sims@portlandoregon.gov

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

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

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

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

Information about this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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