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UPDATE: Suspect Arrested for Involvement in Fatal Crash (Photo) - 01/16/21

On November 17, 2020, at approximately 6:51 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 16000 block of Southeast Stark Street on reports of a collision where a vehicle struck a pedestrian. As officers arrived on scene they learned the vehicle who struck the pedestrian fled the scene westbound on Southeast Stark Street. Medical personnel arrived on scene and quickly determined the pedestrian's injuries were life threatening. The pedestrian was transported to a nearby hospital and immediately taken into surgery.

The pedestrian, Daniel Lopez-Herrera, 27, died 10 days later in the hospital from injuries sustained in the crash.

The suspect vehicle that struck and killed Daniel Lopez-Herrera at Southeast Stark Street and Southeast 160th Avenue was located earlier this week. It was a silver 2002 Infiniti Q45. Yesterday, members of the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Investigations Unit located and arrested the driver.

44-year-old Jason S. McFadden was booked in the Multnomah County Detention Center and charged with Manslaughter I, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver Involving a Death or Serious Physical Injury, and Reckless Driving.

If anyone has information about the this case, please contact Officer Chris Johnson at 503-823-2213 or Chris.Johnson@portlandoregon.gov .

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The Traffic Investigations Unit has confirmed that the pedestrian, Daniel Lopez-Herrera, 27, died Friday in the hospital from injuries sustained in the crash 10 days prior. There have now been 51 traffic fatalities investigated by the Major Crash Team this year.

The investigation into the hit-and-run suspect is ongoing, and the suspect vehicle description is detailed below. If anyone has information about the vehicle, please contact Officer Chris Johnson at 503-823-2213 or Chris.Johnson@portlandoregon.gov . Case number is 20-344144.

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Investigators believe the suspect vehicle involved in this serious injury hit and run crash is a 2002-2006 Infiniti Q45, most likely silver or tan. It would probably have damage to the front left headlight and hood, and possibly to the windshield. See attached photo of a similar vehicle. Call 9-1-1 if you see this vehicle.

If anyone has information about the vehicle, please contact Officer Chris Johnson at 503-823-2213 or Chris.Johnson@portlandoregon.gov . Case number is 20-344144.

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On November 17, 2020, at approximately 6:51 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 16000 block of Southeast Stark Street on reports of a collision where a vehicle struck a pedestrian. As officers arrived on scene they learned the vehicle who struck the pedestrian fled the scene westbound on Southeast Stark Street. Medical personnel arrived on scene and quickly determined the pedestrian's injuries were life threatening. The pedestrian was transported to a nearby hospital and immediately taken into surgery.

The Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division's Major Crash Team (MCT) responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. The vehicle, described as a silver or light gray sedan with no rear license plates, was traveling westbound in the left of two westbound lanes of travel on Southeast Stark Street. Witnesses described the vehicle traveling with its headlights off and at a high rate of speed. The pedestrian entered the crosswalk and crossed from the north side of the road walking to the south. Prior to crossing in the crosswalk, the pedestrian activated the rapid flashing beacons, which alerts oncoming motorists of a pedestrian crossing or intending to cross the street. The pedestrian was most likely hit after he crossed the first lane of westbound travel, and was into the second lane of westbound travel.

The pedestrian is identified as 27-year-old Daniel Lopez-Herrera. Mr. Lopez-Herrera is still in critical condition and receiving lifesaving care at the hospital.

The investigation is still ongoing at this time. If anyone has information about this crash, please contact Officer Chris Johnson at 503-823-2213 or Chris.Johnson@portlandoregon.gov

This is the 44th Major Crash Team activation for 2020.


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The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the 16000 block of Southeast Stark Street to assist in a traffic crash investigation involving an individual suffering life threatening injuries. Southeast Stark Street from Southeast 157th Avenue to Southeast 162nd Avenue is shutdown.

No additional information is available at this time. The PIO is not responding to the scene.

An updated news release or social media post will be pushed out as investigators learn more.

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Suspect Arrested for Their Involvement in October Shooting - 01/16/21

On October 31st, 2020, at approximately 3:37 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 1600 block of Northeast 66th Avenue on reports of a large disturbance where someone had a gun. Officers arrived on scene and learned there was an exchange of gunfire between unknown males at Northeast 66th Avenue and Northeast Broadway Street. There were no victims injured, however, several occupied residences and parked cars were struck during the shooting.

Officers assigned to Portland Police Bureau's Assault Detail were briefed on the case and assumed the investigation. A suspect was identified in the incident and officers obtained a search warrant for the residence the suspect was staying at in Estacada.

In the early morning hours of January 15, 2021, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's SWAT team served the warrant on the suspect's residence and he was arrested without incident. During the search, which was conducted by PPB's Assault Detail officers, handgun ammunition and body armor was recovered.

39-year-old Gregory Allen Green was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Possession of a Loaded Firearm. Green has also had multiple felony convictions in the past, including a recent federal conviction as a felon in possession of a firearm.

The investigation continues to be ongoing. If anyone had additional information regarding this incident they are asked to contact Officer Ryan Espana at Ryan.Espana@portlandoregon.gov

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Protest Forms Around Officers Helping Person in Crisis - 01/15/21

A protest that formed around a crisis call involving a man holding a knife downtown prompted a call for help citywide.

On Friday, January 15, 2021 at about 1:00p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a welfare check call outside an apartment building in the 300 block of Southwest 4th Avenue. The call indicated that a man had jumped from a second story window of the building, pulled out a knife, and began waving it around at people and cars going by.

The 30-year-old man showed arriving officers his knife, held it to his neck, and said he would kill himself if they came any closer. An Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT) officer began a dialogue with the man in crisis, while other officers attempted to clear the area hoping to reduce the stress of the situation. The officers learned that the man was schizophrenic and extremely paranoid. He not only threatened to kill himself, he said he would hurt others as well. Rather than rush in, exacerbating a dangerous situation, officers slowed down, kept their distance, and exercised patience and de-escalation.

The negotiation lasted for about 90 minutes before two separate crowds of protesters began showing up to the north and south. Some in the crowd began chanting, and one even started using a bullhorn. The extra noise and distraction made it impossible for the specially trained officers to speak to the man. Officers implored the crowd to stop interfering, but their energy only increased. Even when the suicidal man's mother arrived and begged the crowd to stop, most in the crowd continued. Some in the crowd began threatening the officers. A supervisor requested resources citywide, and all available officers responded from North and East Precincts. This caused a major resource drain citywide and all but the highest priority calls had to wait. The officers had to don helmets and face shields to protect themselves as they stood in front of the hostile crowd.

The officers consulted with the Crisis Negotiation Team, whose members were able to find a mental health professional familiar with the man. They learned that the man could be a threat to himself and violent toward others. After over 3 hours of negotiation, the incident commander set into motion a plan to take the man into custody. A K9 unit was used to divert his attention by barking so officers could safely approach him. A Conducted Electrical Weapon (CEW, or Taser) was used to prevent him from using the knife, and he was taken into custody and transported by ambulance to a hospital. Besides the punctures from the CEW probes, he was uninjured. Officers placed him on a Police Officer Hold so that he could be evaluated by medical professionals.

The only force used against the protesters was some pushing to keep them back and out of the street.

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

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

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

Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Information about the Portland Police Bureau's Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) and additional resources can be found by visiting http://portlandoregon.gov/police/bhu



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Fatality on I205 Freeway Investigation Update - 01/15/21

Preliminary investigation suggests the fatality that shut down northbound I-205 this morning was a suicide and investigators are requesting to hear from anyone who may have been driving through the area at the time.

On Friday, January 15, 2021 at 4:30a.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a welfare check of a person lying on the freeway I-205 northbound north of the ramp to I-84 westbound. When officers arrived they located the deceased person near Northeast Halsey Street. Preliminary investigation indicates the person, an adult female, may have jumped from the Northeast Halsey Street overpass and then was struck by multiple vehicles.

Family of the deceased has been notified. Her name is not being released.

Investigators are hoping to hear from anyone who was driving through the area at about that time and either saw what happened or believes they might have struck the person. Please e-mail Officer David Enz at David.Enz@portlandoregon.gov .

This is the 4th Major Crash Team activation and 5th traffic related fatality for 2021 in the City of Portland.

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

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

Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Information about the Portland Police Bureau's Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) and additional resources can be found by visiting http://portlandoregon.gov/police/bhu

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UPDATE: Arrest Made in Shooting Investigation - 01/15/21

An arrest was made in the case of a shooting which occurred on January 13th, 2020, at approximately 9:56 p.m. The incident occurred in the 100 block of Southeast 146th Avenue (case number 21-12117). 33-year-old Lakecia Unique Dean was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Attempt Murder, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

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Three people were injured in a Parkrose Neighborhood shooting this morning, one of several shooting calls since yesterday afternoon.

On Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 1:38a.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to several reports of shots heard in the area of Northeast 111th Avenue and Northeast Sandy Boulevard. Officers arrived and located evidence of gunfire. They learned that the victims drove off before police arrived.

A short time later, officers learned that two adult male and one adult female victims with gunshot wounds had arrived at a local hospital. Two had minor injuries and one had serious injuries.

There is no suspect information to release at this time. Assault Detectives are investigating.

It was another busy night of shooting events. All of these cases are under investigation.

At 2:40p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report that someone fired a shot into the air in the 4400 block of Northeast Cully Boulevard (case number 21-11741).

At 9:08p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of shots heard in the 3100 block of Southeast 136th Avenue (21-12094). Evidence of gunfire was found. No evidence that anyone was injured.

At 9:56p.m., East officers responded to a report of shots heard in the 100 block of Southeast 146th Avenue (case number 21-12117). They located a crime scene in a nearby apartment. A victim had been assaulted, but the victim was not struck by gunfire. An adult female suspect was detained.

At 11:13p.m., officers from North Precinct responded to a call of shots heard at Northeast 8th Avenue and Northeast Tillamook Street (case number 21-12169). They located evidence of gunfire and obtained some information that possibly two vehicles were driving through while occupants shot at each other.

At 12:52a.m., East officers responded to shots heard in 3100 block of Southeast 136th Avenue (case number 21-12214). They located evidence of gunfire but no strikes.

At 12:59a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 12000 block of Northeast Thompson Street (case number 21-12218). Officers found evidence of multiple firearms being discharged. Three occupied houses were struck by bullets, one which had a 14-year-old and a 7-year-old inside. Another house had a round pierce a bedroom where a couple was sleeping. Three cars were also struck by gunfire.

If anyone has information about these shootings, please call Assault Detectives at 503-823-0400 or crimetips@portlandoregon.gov. Please include the case number of the incident in the tip.

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

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

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

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

This year, there have been 45 verified shooting incidents and 13 people struck by gunfire so far in the City of Portland.

In an ongoing effort to empower our community with public safety information, the Portland Police Bureau is recently unveiled an improved interactive dashboard offering data about shootings in the city. The new dashboard offers information at the neighborhood level so anyone interested may have access to the information most relevant for them. The dashboard offers three years of shooting data, updated monthly.

It's available here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/81203

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PPB Seeks Public Input on Directives - 01/15/21

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

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

1st Universal Review: 1/15/21 -- 1/30/21
* Directive 210.20, Milk Expression
* Directive 414.00, Pregnancy
* Directive 750.00, Bureau Cooperation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Joint Terrorism Task Force
* Directive 1010.00, Use of Force
* Directive 1010.10, Deadly Force and In-Custody Death Reporting and Investigation Procedures
* Directive 1020.00, Weapons Administration
* Directive 1021.00, Weapons Qualifications

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


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One Individual Struck by Gunfire in the Parkrose Neighborhood, Another Residence Struck by Gunfire in the Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood - 01/15/21

One individual was injured in a Parkrose Neighborhood shooting last night, and another residence was struck by gunfire in the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood early this morning.

On January 14, 2021 at 11:07 p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to the 9900 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard on reports of shots fired and an individual struck. Officers arrived, locating evidence of gunfire and an individual who was struck.

The individual who was struck by gunfire was taken to an area hospital where they were treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries. There is no suspect information to release at this time and the investigation is ongoing (case number 21-13169).

At 12:33 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to reports of a residence struck by gunfire in the 2800 block of Southeast 125th Avenue. Officers arrived on scene and found evidence of gunfire including several bullet strikes to the residence as well as bullet strikes to a vehicle in the driveway. Approximately 10 bullets entered and passed through a bedroom where two individuals were sleeping. The individuals inside the residence were not hit by the gunfire. There is no suspect information (case number 21-13220).

If anyone has information about these shootings, please call Assault Detectives at 503-823-0400 or crimetips@portlandoregon.gov. Please include the case number of the incident in the tip.

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

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

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

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

This year, there have been 51 verified shooting incidents and 16 people struck by gunfire so far in the City of Portland.

In an ongoing effort to empower our community with public safety information, the Portland Police Bureau is recently unveiled an improved interactive dashboard offering data about shootings in the city. The new dashboard offers information at the neighborhood level so anyone interested may have access to the information most relevant for them. The dashboard offers three years of shooting data, updated monthly.

It's available here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/81203

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Statement from Chief Chuck Lovell Regarding Preparation for Inauguration Week - 01/14/21

I am aware there is heightened concern in the community related to local reaction to the coming Presidential inauguration. This community is tired of the wanton destruction of public and private property and the violence and intimidation we've seen acted out in the name of protest or hate. This is criminal behavior and we are committed to holding those who perpetrate these acts accountable.

At this time, there are no known specific threats to Portland and we will continue to monitor the situation and adapt to prioritize public safety. Portland Police officers remain vigilant for criminal gatherings and will respond with available resources to restore order if they occur.

We have been planning for Inauguration Day, and the days leading up to it, with local and federal partners to ensure coordinated efforts to maintain peace. The Portland Police Bureau will do everything it can to respond as quickly as possible to reports of people committing criminal acts of intimidation, property destruction, and violence. We will make arrests and present the best possible cases to the District Attorney for prosecution consideration.

We can come together to overcome struggles. We can work together to create peace and justice. We can love and support each other as brothers and sisters in spite of differences. I hope that you will join with me, even before the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, in making the coming days, ones of peace.

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Suspect Charged With Several Offenses After Committing Crimes During Civil Unrest in Portland - 01/14/21

From December 31st, 2020 to January, 1, 2021, a period of civil unrest occurred in Downtown Portland. A juvenile suspect was arrested by Portland Police Bureau's Rapid Response team, and lodged on an existing warrant. Central Precinct's Neighborhood Response Team, with the assistance of Central Precinct Patrol, were able to gather video surveillance from several locations which showed the juvenile suspect committing several criminal acts at many different locations. The juvenile suspect was ultimately identified as being responsible for over $46,000.00 in damage at multiple locations in Downtown Portland.

On January 12, 2021, Central Precinct's Neighborhood Response Team worked alongside Columbia County District Attorney's Office and the Longview Police Department to serve a search warrant for the juvenile suspect's clothing worn during the incident. The juvenile suspect was being detained at a juvenile detention center by Columbia County.

After the search warrant was served, the juvenile suspect was charged with Burglary I, Attempted Burglary I, Burglary II, Three Counts of Criminal Mischief I, and Three Counts of Riot. The juvenile suspect's charges were referred to the Columbia County District Attorney's Office since that is the juvenile suspect's county of residence.

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UPDATE: PPB Seeks Public Help in Identifying Homicide Victim (Photo) - 01/13/21

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The PPB's Homicide Detail is seeking the public's help in identifying the homicide victim from a shooting that occurred in the 4800 block of Northeast 100th Avenue on January 12th, 2021 at around 4:15 a.m. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office conducted an autopsy and determined the victim died of a gunshot wound and ruled the shooting a homicide.

The homicide victim is a light skinned male, possibly Hispanic, in his 30's, about 5'11" tall and 169lbs, with short brown hair, and a goatee. The homicide victim was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with "Athletic Dept. 21" printed on the front in blue letters, with blue and white stripes on both arms of the sweatshirt. He was also wearing dark jeans and black boots. The victim had a tattoo on his left arm. A photo of the tattoo is being provided to aid in identifying him (photo).

If anyone has information on the identity of the suspect or the whereabouts of the suspect prior to the homicide they are encouraged to contact Detective Travis Law at Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0395 or Detective Ryan Foote at Ryan.Foote@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0781.

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On January 12, 2021, at approximately 4:15 a.m., officers from the North Precinct responded to a shots call in the 4800 block of Northeast 100th Avenue. Upon their arrival, officers found a person who was deceased.

Detectives from the Homicide Division are on scene and investigating. Cause and manner of death will be determined by the Oregon State Medical Examiner at a later time and date. Additional information will be released at the direction of the investigators.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

The investigation is ongoing and Homicide Detectives request that anyone with information about this incident please contact Detective Travis Law at Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0395 or Detective Ryan Foote at Ryan.Foote@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0781.

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

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

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

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

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Two People Shot While Attending Vigil in Argay Terrace Neighborhood - 01/11/21

On January 10, 2021, at 7:02 p.m., officers from the North Precinct responded to a shooting that occurred at a vigil in the 4500 block of Northeast 125th Place. Officers arrived and learned that two people had been shot while attending a vigil for someone who had recently passed away. The two victims, one male adult and one female adult, were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers found two apartments and a vehicle that had been struck by gunfire. Over 20 casings were recovered at the scene.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Portland Police at 503-823-3333 and reference case #21-9101.

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

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

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

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

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Unintended Victim Shot in Foot in Portsmouth Neighborhood - 01/10/21

A woman who was likely an unintended victim is recovering from being shot in the foot after gunfire erupted in the Portsmouth Neighborhood.

On Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 4:42a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report that someone was shooting a gun in the 9300 block of North Wall Avenue. Officers arrived and discovered that a 65-year-old woman had a gunshot wound in the foot. She was transported to the hospital for treatment.

Initial investigation indicated that two male residents of the home saw two suspects attempting to steal their car outside. They went outside to confront the suspects and one of the suspects fired a gun at the residents. They were not hit, but one of the bullets penetrated the home and struck the victim inside.

No suspect information is being released at this time. The investigation is continuing. If anyone has information about this shooting, please e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 21-8543.

The Police Bureau continues to work with partners to reduce the number of shootings. Solving crimes related to shootings takes help from the community, including witnesses and bystanders to come forward and provide information to police. This can be very difficult for people to do, but is often necessary to start the process of holding shooters accountable, and interrupt the cycle of violence in our neighborhood streets.

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

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.
Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

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

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Shooting in the South Waterfront, 1 Injured - 01/10/21

A victim is in the hospital with an injury after a shooting in the south waterfront area of Downtown Portland.

On Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 3:36a.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of gunfire heard around the Ross Island Bridge. Officers then learned that a victim with a gunshot wound walked into a hotel in the 1400 block of Southwest Naito Parkway. Officers responded and determined that the victim, a 32-year-old male, had been shot in the back while in a car in the area of South River Drive and South Hall Street. He walked to the ambulance and was transported to a hospital.

No suspect information is being released. The investigation is continuing.

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Numerous Rounds Fired Through Apartment Walls, Suspect Arrested (Photo) - 01/10/21

A suspect is facing numerous charges after firing a rifle inside a Buckman Neighborhood apartment, sending bullets into neighboring units and causing water damage from a sprinkler destroyed by gunfire.

On Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 5:39a.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to numerous reports of shots being heard in the 1200 Block of Southeast Morrison Street. When they arrived they heard gunfire coming from the second floor of an apartment building. Officers could hear that fire alarm and sprinkler system had been activated as well. Numerous officers responded to assist and a tactical plan was quickly developed. Officers used a loudspeaker to communicate with the suspect and order him to come out of the unit unarmed. The suspect complied and was taken into custody.

Officers checked the apartment and found no one injured inside. However, they found 2-inches of standing water on the floor from the sprinkler, which had been hit with one of the bullets. They also saw bullet holes in walls and the ceiling. They confirmed that the bullets had penetrated into neighboring units, but no one was struck by gunfire. Preliminary information indicates that bullets were .223 caliber rounds from a rifle.

They also discovered the gun that had been fired was staged in an elevated position to where officers outside were and a drum magazine that holds (50+) rounds was attached and loaded (photo). There were multiple rifles, handguns, and body armor inside (photo).

David Yaron, 31, of Portland, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on 14 counts of Reckless Endangering and 15 counts of Discharge of a Firearm in city (City Code).

"It's not clear what this suspect had planned, but the possibilities are chilling," said Chief Chuck Lovell. "The officers who responded to this call worked seamlessly in a chaotic environment to resolve what could have been a tragic event. I thank them for their bravery and I'm relieved that no one was hurt."

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Person Injured in Shooting in Overlook Neighborhood - 01/09/21

A shooting has put one victim in the hospital with serious injuries.

On Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 3:06p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of a person shot at North Interstate Avenue and North Going Street. Officers arrived and located a victim with a gunshot wound. Paramedics treated the patient, an adult male, and transported him to a hospital for treatment.

No suspect information is available at this time.

Assault Detectives are investigating. If anyone has information about this shooting, please e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov or call assault detectives at the 503-823-4000. Please reference case number 21-8015.

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Interactive Shooting Dashboard Offers Neighborhood Information (Photo) - 01/09/21

In an ongoing effort to empower our community with public safety information, the Portland Police Bureau is unveiling an improved interactive dashboard offering data about shootings in the city. The new dashboard offers information at the neighborhood level so anyone interested may have access to the information most relevant for them. The dashboard offers three years of shooting data, updated monthly.

It's available here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/81203

Users will see the home page with citywide and precinct-level statistics, charts, and graphs. Additional information is available by hovering your mouse pointer over the items. There is also a filter for shootings with injuries. If you click the tab on top titled "Neighborhood Incidents," it will offer a breakdown of each of the city's neighborhoods. You can hover over the map to get quick information, or click on it to see a graph showing trends over time. The data can also be saved in a PDF document that can be saved or printed.

The Portland Police Bureau Strategic Services Division, in collaboration with other divisions, developed this new dashboard in order to better serve and inform the community.

The Police Bureau continues to work with partners to reduce the number of shootings. Solving crimes related to shootings takes help from the community, including witnesses and bystanders to come forward and provide information to police. This can be very difficult for people to do, but is often necessary to start the process of holding shooters accountable, and interrupt the cycle of violence in our neighborhood streets.

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

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.
Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

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

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UPDATE: North Denver Avenue Reopens, Fatal Hit and Run Still Under Investigation - 01/09/21

North Denver Avenue is reopened to traffic after the on-scene investigation into this morning's fatal hit-and-run crash concluded. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

If anyone has any information about this crash, they're asked to contact the primary investigator Officer Chris Johnson at Chris.Johnson@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-2213. The case number is 21-7680.

This is the 3rd fatal crash of 2021 in the City of Portland.

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A pedestrian is deceased after what is believed to be a hit-and-run crash in the Kenton neighborhood.

On Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 6:38a.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a welfare check on a person seen laying in the road on North Denver Avenue at the North Columbia Boulevard overpass. When officers arrived they located an unconscious person. Paramedics evaluated the person, but determined that the person was deceased.

Preliminary information indicates the person was struck by a vehicle, which left the scene before police were called. No suspect information is available.

Investigators from the Portland Police Traffic Division Major Crash Team responded to investigate. North Denver Avenue is closed between North Argyle Street and North Schmeer Road.

Media staging is at North Denver Avenue and North Argyle Street. A Traffic Division representative will be available for interviews.

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24/Powell Crash Investigation
24/Powell Crash Investigation
Roll Over Crash Results in Fatality on Powell Blvd - 01/08/21

Southeast Powell Boulevard is reopened after the conclusion of the on-scene investigation from this morning's crash. The vehicle, a black Chevrolet Silverado, left the roadway east of Southeast 24th Avenue, hit some poles, destroyed a Tri-Met bus kiosk, rolled over and came to a rest in a business parking lot on the northwest corner of the intersection. The driver was a 73-year-old man from Happy Valley, Oregon. There are indications that a medical event may have contributed to the crash.

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A single-vehicle roll-over crash has resulted in the death of a driver.

On Friday, January 8, 2021 at 5:47a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a crash on Southeast Powell Boulevard and Southeast 24th Avenue. When officers arrived they found a vehicle that had rolled over. Portland Fire and Rescue attempted lifesaving measures, but the driver was determined to be deceased. Preliminary information is that no other vehicles were involved.

The Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team is on scene. Southeast Powell Boulevard is closed between Southeast 21st Avenue and Southeast 26th Avenue and are expected to be closed for at least two hours during the investigation.

A representative from the Traffic Division will be available for interviews. Media staging is at Southeast 26th Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard.

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Attached Media Files: 24/Powell Crash Investigation
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Escaped Suspect David Dahlen Captured After Attempting to Flee in Vehicle (Photo) - 01/08/21

In the morning hours of Friday, January 8, 2021, the United States Marshal's Fugitive Task Force located attempted murder suspect and escapee David Dahlen, 24, inside a vehicle at Lents Park, 4808 Southeast 92nd Avenue. They notified the Portland Police Bureau and members of the Homicide Unit, Tactical Operations Division, K9 Unit, and East Precinct patrol responded to assist.

At about 8:50a.m., the U.S. Marshals attempted to block the vehicle Dahlen was in, however, the driver of the vehicle was able to escape the Marshals' efforts. The vehicle fled from the area, heading eastbound on Southeast Holgate Boulevard. Officers assigned to East Precinct set up spike strips near the 11000 block of Southeast Holgate Boulevard, which the vehicle occupied by Dahlen ran over. The vehicle's tires deflated, the driver attempted to swerve around another vehicle, lost control, and crashed into a retaining wall and a power pole near the 11400 block of Southeast Holgate Street. The impact damaged the pole and knocked wires onto the street. Dahlen fled from the crashed vehicle and an East Precinct officer took him into custody a short distance away. Another person in the car was also detained.

Dahlen was transported to an area hospital where he will be checked for injuries due to the crash. The other occupant of the vehicle will also be seen at an area hospital for injuries. His identity will be released if he is charged with a crime.

"It's clear that this individual has no regard for the safety of the public and will put others in danger in an effort to escape," said Chief Chuck Lovell. "I'm grateful to the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force, the PPB Homicide Unit, the Tactical Operations Division, East Precinct patrol officers, and all who worked together to capture this dangerous fugitive. "

Previously released information about this is available here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/news/read.cfm?id=271445

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UPDATE: December 31st Homicide Victim Identified - 01/07/21

The homicide victim in the December 31, 2020 shooting has been identified as 18-year-old Ja'mere Malik Brown

Brown's family has been notified of his death and provided the photo.

The investigation is ongoing and Homicide Detectives request that anyone with information about this incident please contact Detective Anthony Merrill at Anthony.Merrill@portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-4033 or Detective Joe Corona at Joseph.Corona@portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-0508.

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The shooting victim found on New Year's Eve at Northeast Alberta Street and Northeast Mallory Avenue was killed in the incident. An autopsy determined that he died by homicide by gunshot wound. His identity is not being released at this time. No suspect information is available.

The investigation is continuing. If anyone has information about this shooting, they're asked to contact Detective Anthony Merrill at Anthony.Merrill@portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-4033 or Detective Joe Corona at Joseph.Corona@portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-0508.

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Two victims were shot in North Portland Thursday evening.

On Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 10:29p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of someone shot at Northeast Alberta Street and Northeast Mallory Avenue. Officers arrived and located two people injured. The severity of their injuries is not being released at this time.

Detectives responded to the scene. If anyone has information about this shooting, they're asked to contact Detective Anthony Merrill at Anthony.Merrill@portlandoregon.gov , 503-823-4033 or Detective Joe Corona at Joseph.Corona@portlandoregon.gov , 503-823-0508.

More information will be released when appropriate to the investigation.

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Bank damage
Broken Windows Turn March into Unlawful Assembly (Photo) - 01/07/21

A gathering became an unlawful assembly after participants started breaking windows in downtown Portland.

On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at about 9:15 p.m., a group gathered in Chapman Square Park marched to Southwest 2nd Avenue in front of Central Precinct, where some applied graffiti. The group then marched to the new Multnomah County Courthouse on Southwest 1st Avenue and Southwest Madison Street, where someone tried to break into the exterior security fencing while several others with umbrellas tried to block the view of the suspect. A window at the courthouse was broken. A warning was given over loudspeaker.

The march then proceeded around downtown, where various business windows were broken. Officers made announcements to the crowd that due to the vandalism, the gathering was an unlawful assembly. As officers were preparing to engage the unlawful assembly, the group broke up and moved away. The group had mostly moved off by 11:30p.m. No force was used.

Officers are now attempting to locate the damaged businesses and arrange for board-ups. If anyone was a victim, please make a police report at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/cor/ or by calling police non-emergency at 503-823-3333. At this point, we're aware of a bank, a large clothing retailer, and a coffee shop that were victimized.

If anyone has information about the vandals or any other criminal activity during this unlawful assembly, please e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov.

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Attached Media Files: Bank damage
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Update: Information on Arrests Made Outside of North Precinct - 01/06/21

The following people were arrested and cited:
34-year-old Sean Bascom, Trespassing, Interfering with a Peace Officer
24-year-old Milton Waldrom, Trespassing, Interfering with a Peace Officer

The following people were arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center:
27-year-old Adam Lindsay, Trespassing, Interfering with a Peace Officer
51-year-old Jeffrey Alo Stone, Disorderly Conduct II, 5 counts of Attempt Criminal Mischief II

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On January 5, 2021, at about 9:08p.m., about 50 people who had gathered at Peninsula Park blocked streets as they moved to the area of North Precinct, near Northeast Martin Luther King Jr., Boulevard and Northeast Killingsworth Street. People were wearing gas masks and carrying shields. The crowd gathered near the precinct and chanted "burn it down" while some people lit fires in two dumpsters.
People in the crowd threw bottles at police and police cars and moved barricades that had been placed in the road near Northeast 6th Avenue and Northeast Killingsworth Street.
Officers from throughout the city responded to try to prevent violence and destruction to this precinct, people who work there, and the surrounding neighborhood. Police gave public address announcements for people to stay off the precinct property.
Many people gathered along Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, blocking traffic between Northeast Emerson Street and Northeast Killingsworth Street. People placed burning material and barricades in the streets, blocking all traffic lanes of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. People sprayed graffiti on public and private buildings all along the street. As they did, police remained away, near the precinct parking lot, in order to allow people to protest then disperse.
Traffic was light, but steady, throughout this hours-long disruption. Private cars and public transportation could not use Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Police staged patrol cars on Northeast Emerson Street, shining lights west to illuminate the crowd for the safety of all present and dissuade them from committing crimes there.
Dozens of people began gathering on the northeast corner of the precinct building and some pulled down a fence there. Officers replaced it only to have people in the crowd remove it again. Police gave repeated direction, including public address announcements, to leave the fencing alone and for the crowd to return to the public sidewalk. Instead people in the crowd threw objects at officers and remained in the parking lot on the north side of the precinct.
Police waited more than fifteen minutes, the crowd continued in the same fashion. Officers moved toward the crowd and most of them fled to the west and then to the north. Officers moved back and allowed the crowd of people to disperse and behave lawfully. Instead the crowd gathered back on the northeast corner of the precinct as before.
Police remained on the precinct property and gave public address announcements directing those trespassing on the property to disperse to the west and north or face the possibility of arrest including the use of force up to and including the use of CS gas. Despite the warnings and direction, dozens of people remained chanting and yelling.
Police remained back on the precinct property for about 30 minutes but the people continued trespassing. Police approached the crowd and most of them fled west then north. Police followed for several blocks to encourage people to continue moving out of the area.
Throughout this disturbance people threw glass bottles and paint at officers. At least one person deployed spikes which damaged police vehicle tires. People destroyed security cameras at the precinct and ripped electrical wires from exterior walls.
Police made some arrests. Arrest details will be released later this morning. Portland Police did not deploy munitions or CS gas.
Portland Fire & Rescue responded to put out the dumpster fires which had been burning in the middle of the street. After they completed that work, police cleared debris from the streets and traffic began moving along Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard by 11:42 p.m.
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Portland Police arrest man on 29 count indictment related to sex abuse charges - 01/05/21

On January 4, 2021, Portland Police arrested 60-year-old Brian David Trostel when he turned himself in following a twenty nine count grand jury indictment. This indictment was the result of an investigation conducted by the Portland Police Bureau Family Services Division and in conjunction with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office. Police booked Mr. Trostel into the Multnomah County jail.

The charges include: two counts of Using a Child in a Display of Sexually Explicit Conduct, eight counts of Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, eight counts of Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree, eight counts of Invasion of Personal Privacy in the First Degree and three counts of Invasion of Personal Privacy in the Second Degree.

These crimes are alleged to have been committed in the City of Portland. Based on the information gathered in the investigation, police believe they have already identified any victim related to these charges and do not believe there are additional victims.

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CORRECTION: PPB Provides Details about Attempted Homicide Suspect's Escape, Apprehension Efforts Continue - 01/04/21

Correction: The original headline referred to Dahlen as a Homicide Suspect. Dahlen is wanted for Attempted Murder, Assault I, Attempt Assault on a Public Safety Officer, Unlawful use of a Motor Vehicle, and Escape II.

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On January 2, 2021, officers from the East Precinct arrested David Dahlen on a warrant for the Attempted Murder of Portland Police Officer Jennifer Pierce. Dahlen was transported to Central Precinct where he was placed in a holding cell in the Detectives Division.

A holding cell is not jail, it's a secure room where Dahlen was held while detectives prepared to interview him and gather necessary paperwork for booking into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

While Dahlen was in the holding room, two members of a contracted cleaning crew were doing COVID-19 disinfecting in the Detective Division. The protocol during the pandemic has been to do daily enhanced cleaning and disinfecting to protect suspects who are being held in those rooms. One of the cleaning crew members opened the door to the holding room, then closed it again after they realized the room was occupied.

Preliminary investigations leave investigators to believe that the door did not fully latch after it was closed. Sometime after the cleaning crew members left, investigators believe Dahlen pushed the door from the inside, found it to be insecure, and got out.

Investigators believe Dahlen found his way to a stairwell, which are unlocked for fire safety reasons, and exited the building on a south side door.

A few minutes later, members of the Detective Division went to check on Dahlen and discovered that he was gone. The building was locked down and a search began. During the search, investigators reviewing video footage, found that Dahlen was already out of the building.

Officers did extensive area checks downtown and monitored transit to look for him, but were unable to locate him.

An effort is still underway to locate and recapture Dahlen. We're asking for our community to keep a look out and call 911 if he is seen.

As for the method of his escape, the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) takes the safety and security of individuals in our custody very seriously. PPB will be doing an after-action, which is a comprehensive internal review of our procedures regarding holding cells. It will contain recommendations for improving those procedures to prevent anything like this from happening again.

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PPB Seeks Public Input on Directives - 01/04/21

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

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

1st Universal Review: 1/4/21 -- 1/18/21
* Directive 660.10, Property and Evidence Procedures

2nd Universal Review: 1/4/21 -- 2/3/21
* Directive 630.26, Public Safety Support Specialist Program

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


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Attached Media Files: Manual.jpg
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PPB Investigates Multiple Rounds Fired in Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood - 01/04/21

On January 3, 2021, at 5:29 p.m., officers from the East Precinct responded to a shots fired call in the 3000 block of Southeast 136th Avenue. When officers arrived they found over 50 rounds had been fired. Officers also found two apartments and seven vehicles had been struck by gun fire.

A short time later, a 19 year-old male arrived at a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after having been shot.

Investigators are following up on this incident but no arrests have been made.

If anyone has information about this shooting, please e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 21-2378.

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

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

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

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

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Attached Media Files: Crime Scene
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Person in Custody Escapes, Public Assistance Requested (Photo) - 01/02/21

A person arrested today for attempted murder of a police officer has escaped custody from the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) Detective Division, and PPB is asking for public assistance locating him.

On Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 1:30p.m., East Precinct officers located and arrested a suspect in the attempted murder of Portland Police Officer Jennifer Pierce on December 24, 2020 near Southeast 39th Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard. David Dahlen, 24, of Portland, was captured after a short foot pursuit in the area of Southeast 101st Avenue and Southeast Insley Street.

Because the incident was an officer involved shooting, PPB Homicide Detectives were investigating. Dahlen was transported to the Detective Division in the Justice Center at 1111 Southwest 2nd Avenue for an interview.

At 5:30p.m., detectives discovered that Dahlen had escaped the secure holding cell he was in. The building was immediately locked down and additional resources were called in. It was later confirmed that Dahlen had gotten out of the building and was last seen running north.

An effort to recapture Dahlen is underway. There is no reason to believe that he presents a direct threat to the community. However, PPB is asking for the public's help to locate him.

David Michael Dahlen III (photo) is a white male, 24 years old, 5'8" tall, 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a green long sleeve shirt, blue jeans, and white tennis shoes. He had a noticeable amount of dried mud on his clothing. He has warrants for his arrest for Attempted Murder in the First Degree, Assault in the First Degree, Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, and Escape in the Second Degree.

If anyone sees Dahlen or knows where he is, they're asked to not approach him and call 911 right away.

An investigation will attempt to determine how Dahlen escaped from a secure cell.

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

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

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

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

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Attached Media Files: David Dahlen
Victim Injured in New Year's Shooting, Search for Suspects Underway - 01/02/21

A shooting victim was seriously injured after a shooting in the Hazelwood neighborhood, and a search for suspect or suspects is underway.

On Friday, January 1, 2020, at 2:45a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 200 block of Southeast 146th Avenue. When they arrived they located a victim with serious injuries. The officers immediately offered medical assistance until paramedics arrived and transported him to the hospital by ambulance.

No arrests have been made and no suspect information is being released at this time. If anyone has information about this case, please e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov. Reference case number 21-133.

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

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

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

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

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Argay Terrace Neighborhood - 01/02/21

A shooting investigation is underway in the Argay Terrace Neighborhood.

On Saturday, January 2, 2021, at 2:45p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a shooting inside an apartment in the 13400 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard. Officers arrived and found a victim. The victim's condition is not being released. One person has been detained related to the case.

The investigation is in its early stages. Detectives are on scene, along with forensic investigators.

If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective Scott Broughton at Scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-3774 or Detective Rico Beniga at Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0457.

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

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UPDATE: Deceased Driver Identified - 01/02/21

The occupant killed in a New Year's Day crash in Southeast Portland is being identified as
Daniel Martinez, 19, of Portland. His family has been notified of his death. The two passengers are not being identified. One is seriously injured.

Investigators determined Martinez was the driver of the vehicle, which was seen driving at a high rate of speed before it crashed into a pole. They do not believe any other vehicles were involved in the wreck.

This was the first fatal crash of the year.

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A vehicle occupant died on the scene of a crash Friday morning, and another is in the hospital with life threatening injuries.

On Friday, January 1, 2021 at 7:16a.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a crash at Southeast Division Street and Southeast 112th Avenue. When officers arrived with Portland Fire and Rescue and AMR paramedics, they located a single vehicle that impacted a pole. One occupant was found deceased. Another occupant was seriously injured and transported to the hospital by ambulance. That person's injuries are considered life threatening. A third occupant had minor injuries and was treated on scene.

The Portland Police Traffic Division Major Crash Team is responding to assume the investigation. While they do their work, Southeast Division Street is closed between Southeast 109th Avenue and Southeast 113th Avenue. Southeast 112th Avenue is closed between Southeast Lincoln Street and Southeast Clinton Street.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be released as investigators gather more information.

This is Portland's first fatal crash of 2021. It comes less than 12 hours since the last fatal crash of 2020, which was the 58th traffic-related death of that year.

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UPDATE #2: Five Face Robbery Charges After Friday's Block Search - 01/02/21

Four adults and one juvenile face charges after Friday's block search by SERT:

Daniel Mugisha, 20, of Portland, booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Robbery in the First Degree and Robbery in the Second Degree

Abdi Guhad, 18, of Portland, booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Robbery in the First Degree and Robbery in the Second Degree

Sammy Bulambo, 22, booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Robbery in the First Degree and Robbery in the Second Degree

Dan Gajhabukha, 19, of Portland, booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Robbery in the First Degree and Robbery in the Second Degree

juvenile male, 17, of Phoenix, Arizona, booked into the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Center on charges of Robbery in the First Degree and Robbery in the Second Degree


Investigators located a gun that they believe was involved in the robbery. The Taurus .22 caliber handgun (photo) was seized as evidence.

The investigation is ongoing. If anyone has additional information about this case, contact Detective Rachel Baer Rachel.Baer@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0323 or Detective Brett.Hawkinson@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-1080.

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The police perimeter in the Hollywood District is clearing after five people were detained.

At about 5:30p.m., the SERT units searching the neighborhood for armed suspects signaled that they had finished with their search and the area could be reopened. Robbery Unit detectives are now investigating to determine whether the persons detained were involved in the robbery and/or subsequent elude by vehicle.

PPB is grateful to members of our community for their patience while officers addressed this dangerous situation, and to the news media who shared this critical safety information.

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Officers from the Special Emergency Reaction Team are searching for multiple armed suspects in the blocks around the Hollywood Neighborhood.

On Friday, January 1, 2021 at 1:46p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a robbery involving multiple suspects armed with guns at a marijuana dispensary business in the 2800 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard. Information was broadcast on multiple police radio nets describing the suspects and the vehicle in which they were seen leaving the scene.

At 2:00p.m., an East Precinct officer located a vehicle matching the suspect description in the area of Northeast 99th Avenue and Northeast Prescott Street. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver did not pull over. Due to the serious nature of the crime, the officer initiated a pursuit. The vehicle drove onto Interstate-84 westbound and increased speed to an estimated 100 miles per hour. The suspect vehicle exited at Northeast 43rd Avenue. The suspects jumped out of the vehicle and ran.

Officers were able to arrest two suspects. Investigators believe three other suspects are still outstanding. They're described as young males in their upper teens.

A perimeter was established on Northeast Halsey Street and Northeast Broadway between Northeast 41st Avenue and Northeast 48th Avenue. Because there were possibly armed suspects hiding, supervisors activated the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT). They have done specialized training for block searches of this nature.

Emergency information was released via PPB's Twitter page (@portlandpolice) and over Flashalert.net. Neighbors within the perimeter were asked to stay where they are and lock doors. If anyone sees anyone suspicious in their yard or property, they're asked to call 911.

The PIO is on scene. Updates will be provided.

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Attached Media Files: Gun
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Starbucks on 6th inside
CORRECTION: Business Damaged in Riot Correctly Identified (Photo) - 01/01/21

A business damaged on New Year's Eve during the riot was mistakenly identified as The Portland Wine Company. The correct name is The Portland Wine Bar.

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Three people were arrested during the New Year's Eve riot in downtown Portland, and officers are getting a clearer picture of the scope of the property damage caused.

Severe damage was caused to two Starbucks coffee shops, including the one at Pioneer Courthouse Square and the one at 1600 Southwest 6th Avenue (photos). There was also vandalism and burglaries to The Portland Wine Company, Ben Bridge Jewelers, Pandora Jewelers, Chase Bank, and the Pacific Building (photos). This is not an exhaustive list of all the damage.

Officers continue to document damages, process reports, and investigate these cases of criminal mischief and burglary. Additional arrests are possible. If anyone was a victim from last night's riots, and they have not been in contact with officers, please make a report online at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/cor/ or call non-emergency dispatch at 503 823-3333. Please reference case number 20-384961.

Arrested were:

Daniel Wuanti, 20, of Portland, criminally cited for Interfering with a Peace Officer and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

Joshua Steele, 23, unknown residence, booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Burglary in the Second Degree.

Male juvenile, 15, of Vernonia, booked in the Juvenile Detention on charges of Burglary in the Second Degree, Riot, Interfering with a Peace Officer and a warrant for sexual assault.


If anyone has information about those responsible for these crimes, you're asked to e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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

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

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On Thursday, December 31, 2020 at about 7:45p.m., Central Precinct officers became aware of a gathering in the area of Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Main Street. As the crowd grew to an estimated 80-100 people, some individuals in the crowd began to engage in violence. At least two Molotov cocktail-style firebombs were thrown, and large, commercial grade aerial fireworks were launched at the Federal Courthouse and the Justice Center. Some individuals tried to use tools to break into the Justice Center at 1120 Southwest 3rd Avenue, but were not successful.

Portland Police officers citywide had to be pulled from answering emergency calls to respond. Law Enforcement officers from the Federal Protective Services and the Multnomah County Sheriff's office also engaged the crowd and were targeted with dangerous projectiles. Officers were attacked with large rocks, full size bricks, and frozen water bottles. Some officers were targeted by paint balloons that may have been laced with a caustic substance as it caused burning to the skin. Some law enforcement officers suffered injuries, although no Portland Police officers were hurt.

The violence from the crowd prompted a declaration of a riot. The crowd was warned by loudspeaker and social media (@portlandpolice on Twitter), "All persons in the area of Southwest 3rd Avenue around Southwest Main Street are ordered to leave to the south and west immediately. If you do not leave you are subject to arrest, citation, and/or the use of force, including but not limited to impact weapons and tear gas."

Few if any heeded the warning. During the riot, participants started multiple fires. In one, a garbage can was lit ablaze and melted to the pavement. A crosswalk signal was torched, as was various debris piled in the road at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Main Street (photos). Dangerous objects continued to be thrown at police officers.

The crowd mostly dispersed by 2:00a.m. No CS gas was deployed by PPB during this event, but inert smoke and some impact munitions were used.

Several businesses were damaged. Officers are still compiling the reports of damage. If anyone is a victim of a crime related to this event, they're encouraged to report it online https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/cor/ and reference case number 20-384961.

Arrests were made. Information on arrests is still being compiled and a list of those arrested will be released at a later time.

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UPDATE: Driver Involved in Fatal Crash Charged, Victim Identified (Photo) - 01/01/21

The driver who struck a pedestrian in the Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood has been charged with DUII.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the driver, Scott A. Gay, 31, of Portland, was driving a 2002 Honda Accord southbound on Southeast 122nd Avenue when his car struck Catherine M. Randolph, 51, of Portland. Randolph was crossing the street westbound outside of a crosswalk north of Southeast Tibbetts Street. Shortly before the crash, another car had to swerve to avoid striking Randolph.

A PPB Traffic Division Drug Recognition Expert evaluated Gay and determined that he was impaired. Gay was cited for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants.

Randolph's family was notified of her death.

The New Year's Eve crash is the last 2020 traffic-related fatality in the city of Portland. There were 58 fatalities and 53 Major Crash Team Callouts for the year.

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A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a car in the Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood.

On Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 7:36p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a crash at Southeast 122nd Avenue and Southeast Tibbetts Street. When officers and paramedics arrived, they located an unconscious person. Paramedics attempted lifesaving measures, but the subject was deceased. Preliminary information is that a car struck the deceased person. The driver of the car remained on scene.

The Portland Police Traffic Division Major Crash Team responded and is investigating.

During the investigation, Southeast 122nd Avenue was closed between Southeast Powell Boulevard and Southeast Woodward Place. The road has since reopened.

More information will be released when investigators learn more.

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Molotov Cocktails and Other Objects Thrown during Riot in Downtown Portland (Photo) - 01/01/21

On Thursday, December 31, 2020 at about 7:45p.m., Central Precinct officers became aware of a gathering in the area of Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Main Street. As the crowd grew to an estimated 80-100 people, some individuals in the crowd began to engage in violence. At least two Molotov cocktail-style firebombs were thrown, and large, commercial grade aerial fireworks were launched at the Federal Courthouse and the Justice Center. Some individuals tried to use tools to break into the Justice Center at 1120 Southwest 3rd Avenue, but were not successful.

Portland Police officers citywide had to be pulled from answering emergency calls to respond. Law Enforcement officers from the Federal Protective Services and the Multnomah County Sheriff's office also engaged the crowd and were targeted with dangerous projectiles. Officers were attacked with large rocks, full size bricks, and frozen water bottles. Some officers were targeted by paint balloons that may have been laced with a caustic substance as it caused burning to the skin. Some law enforcement officers suffered injuries, although no Portland Police officers were hurt.

The violence from the crowd prompted a declaration of a riot. The crowd was warned by loudspeaker and social media (@portlandpolice on Twitter), "All persons in the area of Southwest 3rd Avenue around Southwest Main Street are ordered to leave to the south and west immediately. If you do not leave you are subject to arrest, citation, and/or the use of force, including but not limited to impact weapons and tear gas."

Few if any heeded the warning. During the riot, participants started multiple fires. In one, a garbage can was lit ablaze and melted to the pavement. A crosswalk signal was torched, as was various debris piled in the road at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Main Street (photos). Dangerous objects continued to be thrown at police officers.

The crowd mostly dispersed by 2:00a.m. No CS gas was deployed by PPB during this event, but inert smoke and some impact munitions were used.

Several businesses were damaged. Officers are still compiling the reports of damage. If anyone is a victim of a crime related to this event, they're encouraged to report it online https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/cor/ and reference case number 20-384961.

Arrests were made. Information on arrests is still being compiled and a list of those arrested will be released at a later time.

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Suspicious Fire at Jewish Temple, Investigators Seek Information - 12/31/20

Fire Investigators from the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) and Portland Fire and Rescue (PF&R) are asking for the public's help investigating a suspicious fire at a building on the grounds of Congregation Beth Israel in Northwest Portland.

On Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 9:10p.m., Portland Fire and Rescue responded to a call of a fire to a door of a Jewish education building in the 1900 block of Northwest Flanders Street. After the flames were extinguished, fire investigators responded and determined the fire appeared to be intentionally set. While we have no information that this is related to anti-Semitic or any other bias-related activity, it is nevertheless concerning that a fire might have been intentionally set near a place of worship.

No photographs are available for release.

If anyone has information about this case, they're asked to contact PPB Detective Meredith Hopper at Meredith.Hopper@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-3408 or PF&R Fire Investigator Lieutenant Jason Andersen at Jason.Andersen@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-3797.

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Bullets Enter Occupied House in Woodlawn Neighborhood - 12/31/20

An occupied home was struck by gunfire in the Woodlawn Neighborhood Thursday morning.

On December 31, 2020 at 1:32a.m., North Precinct officers responded to several reports of shots heard. When they arrived they found evidence of gunfire. The preliminary investigation suggests multiple shooters were firing at each other but left before police were notified.

A house in the 1400 block of Northeast Dekum Street was in the crossfire and struck with bullets. People were in the home at the time. No one was injured in the home. Officers are unaware of any injuries to those who left, although there is evidence a vehicle was hit before it was driven away. There is no suspect description.

As of this writing, there have been 879 reported shootings in the City of Portland in 2020, compared to 393 last year. That is a 123% increase.

If anyone has information about this shooting, please e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 20-384211.

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Group Vandalizes Businesses, Government Property, Non-Profit (Photo) - 12/31/20

A group caused property damage as it marched through downtown Portland Wednesday night.

On Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at about 7:00p.m., a group, estimated about 40 people, marched out of Director Park, 815 Southwest Park Avenue, headed east to Southwest 3rd Avenue, south to Southwest Jefferson Street, back west to the South Park Blocks and then back to disperse from Director Park. During the march, participants broke windows, spray painted buildings, fired paintballs, and caused other damage (photos). During the march, officers attempted to contact one subject and their police vehicle was spray painted as well.

Among the victims:
The Oregon Historical Society
Portland Police Bureau
Tri-met
Pac West Center
Starbucks Coffee 1300 SW 3rd Ave
Directors Park facilities (Portland Parks and Recreation)
The University Club
The Old Courthouse
Fogo De Chao Restaurant
Portland City Hall
First Republic Bank

No arrests were made but the criminal mischief reports are being collected and the investigation is continuing. If there are additional victims, they are encouraged to make an online report here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/cor/ . If the crime is connected to this march, please reference case number 20-383984 in the report. If anyone has any information about suspects in these cases, please e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 20-383984.


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UPDATE: Missing Woman Found Safe (Photo) - 12/31/20

ShaRee Rhone was found safe last night and is back home with family. The Portland Police Bureau appreciates the public's assistance in helping find her.

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Portland Police Missing Persons detectives and concerned family members are asking for help from the public to look for a missing woman who has not been seen in over a week.

On Tuesday, December 30, 2020 at 11:07p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a missing person call. Family and friends of ShaRee Rhone had not seen her since December 21st. The Portland Police Missing Persons Unit has taken the case and has not been able to locate her. They are hoping that the public will keep an eye out and report any information.

While she does not have any known medical issues, she has struggled since the death of her daughter who was the victim of a homicide in July. She was last seen at her home in the 4500 block of Northeast Cleveland Avenue.

Rhone (photo) is a black female, 64 years old, 5'5" tall, 200 pounds, last seen wearing gray cardigan, gray leggings, and slippers. She is believed to be driving a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu 4-door sedan, gray in color. The car has sideswipe damage the driver's side. It does not have any license plates.

If anyone has information about Rhone, please e-mail detectives at missing@portlandoregon.gov. If anyone sees Rhone, please call 911 right away. Please reference case number 20-383039.

A family member has agreed to speak to interested members of the local press. Please message ppbpio@portlandoregon.gov for contact information.

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Attached Media Files: ShaRee Rhone
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UPDATE: Suspect in Knife Attack Identified - 12/30/20

The suspect in the knife attack has been booked in the Multnomah County Detention Center. Shadea M. Stewart, 32, of Portland, is charged with Assault in the Second Degree (Domestic Violence), Burglary in the First Degree, Domestic Violence Coercion, and Strangulation (Domestic Violence Felony).

The victim was treated at the hospital and is expected to be released today.

The investigation revealed that the suspect forced her way in the the apartment of the victim, with whom she was in a relationship. The suspect does not live there. She was armed with a knife. After slashing the victim, the victim was able to get out into the hallway where a neighbor intervened.

Officers tried to negotiate with the suspect, who was still in the apartment. However, she was uncooperative and at one point stabbed the inside of the closed door. That's when SERT and CNT were activated. All told, the negotiation lasted over two hours. After careful communications, Stewart surrendered peacefully.

A 7-inch knife (photo) was seized as evidence. Scene photos are also attached.

Detectives with the Special Victims Unit of the Family Services Division are primary investigators.

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At 10:36a.m., the suspect agreed to come out and was safely taken into custody. SERT and CNT units are clearing the scene. Closed streets are expected to reopen shortly.

Detectives are now investigating. The suspect's name will be released only after booking into jail.


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A suspect is barricaded in an apartment after a knife attack in downtown Portland. The Special Emergency Reaction Team is responding.

On Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 7:45a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of a stabbing inside an apartment building in the 1200 block of Southwest Washington Street. When they arrived they located a victim with a knife wound. The victim was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

Officers learned the suspect was in one of the apartments and was still armed with a knife. Specially trained officers with the Enhanced Crisis Information Team are communicating with the suspect. The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) have been called and are responding.

Southwest Washington Street is closed between Southwest 11th Avenue and Southwest 14th Avenue.

The Public Information Officer is on scene. Media staging is Southwest 13th Avenue and Southwest Washington Street.

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Attached Media Files: Knife , Scene photo 2 , Scene photo 1
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Update: Victim Killed in Christmas Morning Shooting Identified - 12/28/20

The person killed in this incident has been identified as 33 year old Jaron Weeks. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determined Weeks died from gunshot wounds and ruled his death a homicide.

The second person injured in the shooting is still recovering from injuries sustained during the incident and is not being identified at this time.

Mr. Weeks' family has been notified and provided the photos.

The investigation is ongoing and Homicide Detectives request that anyone with information about this incident please contact Detective Ryan Foote at Ryan.Foote@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0781 or Detective Travis Law at Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0395.

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The apartment complex is located in the 500 block of Northeast Holladay Street.

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On December 25, 2020 at about 8:48 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of an assault with a weapon in an apartment complex located in the 1000 block of Northeast Holladay Street. After arrival it was determined that two people had been shot, one of them was deceased. The other shooting victim was taken to a hospital.

Cause and manner of death will be determined by the Oregon State Medical Examiner at a later time and date. Additional information will be released at the direction of the investigators.

Officers have secured the crime scene and Homicide Detectives responded to lead the investigation.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

The investigation is ongoing and Homicide Detectives request that anyone with information about this incident please contact Detective Ryan Foote at Ryan.Foote@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0781 or Detective Travis Law at Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0395 ?

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PPB Investigates Home Invasion Robbery in Mt. Scott-Arleta Neighborhood - 12/27/20

On December 27, 2020, at 2:48 a.m., officers from the East Precinct responded to a robbery call in the 7400 block of Southeast Woodstock Blvd. The resident told officers that someone was knocking at the door and a male was asking for help. The resident open the door and the suspect pushed his way into the house.

The suspect threatened the victim and his girlfriend with a gun while demanding all of their valuables. The suspect left with a cell phone, laptop, wallet, and the victim's 2019 Acura. There is no suspect information and no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to please call the Portland Police at 503-823-3333 and reference case #20-380526.

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PPB Investigates Two Individuals Shot and Two Other Shootings - 12/27/20

The Portland Police Bureau responded to two walk-in gunshot wounds and two different shooting scenes in Portland last night.

The first incident occurred on December 26, 2020, at 8:37 p.m., when officers from the East Precinct responded to the area of Northeast 82nd Ave and Northeast Glisan St on a shots fired call. Officers found evidence of a shooting near the location. A short time later, a 15 year-old female walked into an area hospital with a gunshot wound, which was non-life-threatening (case #20-380329).

The second incident occurred on December 26, 2020, at 9:46 p.m., in the 9200 block of Southeast Powell Blvd. Officers from the East Precinct responded to a report of a person shot at that location. When officers arrived they found multiple casings and a vehicle that was struck by gunfire. Officers also located significant amounts of blood but there was no victim. While officers were investigating, an adult male walked into an area hospital with a gunshot wound. The victim suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries (case #20-380369).

The third incident occurred on December 26, 2020, at 11:12 p.m., when officers from the East Precinct responded to the 6600 block of Southeast 72nd Ave on a shots fired call. Officers located at least nine bullet strikes to a residence and multiple casings. The bullets went through the living room at the residence and into bedrooms. The home was occupied at the time of the shooting and there were no injuries to anyone inside (case #20-380421).

The fourth incident occurred on December 26, 2020, at 11:23 p.m., when officers from the North Precinct responded to a shooting at a convenience store in the 6000 block of Northeast Columbia Blvd. An employee there appeared to be targeted after three teens entered the store and began to steal items. The employee confronted the teens and repeatedly asked them to leave. One of the teens spit on the employee prior to leaving the store. Moments after the suspects left the store, shots were fired into the store. The employee was not injured (case #20-380432).

These investigations are ongoing and anyone with information about these incidents is asked to please call Portland Police at 503-823-3333.

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Update: Injured officer identified - 12/26/20

The officer injured when a person hit her with a stolen pickup truck in the gas station lot in the 3900 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard on December 24, 2020, is Officer Jennifer Pierce. Officer Pierce, a 15-year veteran, suffered a fractured pelvis and is still in the hospital.

Officer Pierce is also the officer who discharged her firearm during this incident.

This is an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jennifer Hertzler Jennifer.Hertzler@portlandpolice.gov 503-823-1040 or Detective Travis Law Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0395.

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December 24, 2020, at about 8:51 p.m., Portland Police responded to a call regarding a stolen vehicle. The vehicle had been described in the call as a 1988, white, Chevrolet pickup. Officers found the vehicle in 3900 Block of Southeast Powell Boulevard, in a gas station parking lot.

When officers found the pickup at the gas station it was occupied by two people.

Within minutes after arriving an officer reported that police had been involved in a shooting. Officers on the scene reported the suspect vehicle rammed a police patrol vehicle and officer.

One officer discharged a firearm during this incident. That officer was injured when at some point the officer was struck by the suspect vehicle. The officer was transported to a hospital by ambulance and admitted with non-life threatening injuries.

The injured and involved officer is a 15 year veteran. The officer's name is not being released at this time pending proper notification of family members about this incident and in the interest in the safety of the officer.

The stolen pickup fled the scene and was found unoccupied over an hour later near Southeast 54th Avenue and Southeast Belmont Street. Officers searched the area with a K9, but did not find anyone.

It is not known if or to what extent anyone in the pickup was injured. There is no additional suspect information to release at this time. More information will be released when it is provided by detectives.

Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives are investigating this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact. Detective Jennifer Hertzler Jennifer.Hertzler@portlandpolice.gov 503-823-1040 or Detective Travis Law Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0395.

Chief Chuck Lovell said, "This critical incident highlights the dangers inherent in the job and the exemplary service provided by all of our members regardless of time of day or day of the year. The fact that this happened on Christmas Eve and the investigation continues into Christmas Day may increase the impact or stress this causes. Our investigators are working tirelessly to apprehend those involved and I appreciate their efforts. While I am saddened by the injury to our officer, I am encouraged by the medical prognosis and hope for a speedy recovery."

The Portland Police Bureau Internal Affairs Division (IA) and the Independent Police Review (IPR) responded and were present from the beginning of the investigation to ensure a thorough administrative review of the incident.

The Portland Police Bureau recognizes there is public interest anytime an officer is involved in a shooting and that such events can impact the entire community. Detectives weigh the release of any information to keep the community informed with the need to maintain the integrity of the investigation.

Portland Police directives related to officer involved shootings and administrative investigations are available at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/65886

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On December 24, 2020, at about 8:51 pm, Portland Police responded to a gas station in the 3900 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard on a call involving a stolen vehicle. While officers were investigating the call, an officer was involved in a shooting. An officer was injured during the incident when they were struck by a vehicle. The injured officer was transported to a local hospital by ambulance. The suspect vehicle fled the scene and although police located it sometime later, the vehicle was found unoccupied.

Portland Police Homicide Detectives are investigating this officer involved shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jen Hertzler at Jennifer.Hertzler@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-1040 or Detective Travis Law at Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0395

The PIO will brief media at Southeast 39th Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard (Southeast corner of intersection near the Safeway) at 11:50 p.m.

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Suspect Arrested for Random Attacks with Baseball Bat - 12/26/20

On December 22nd 2020, at approximately 10:36 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 1100 block of Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard on reports of an individual who had been struck in the head with a baseball bat. Officers arrived on scene and learned a victim was walking down the street when they were struck on the head by an unknown male with a baseball bat. An intricate description of the suspect was given to officers by the victim. After hearing the description of the suspect, officers conducted an area check but were unable to locate him.

On December 23, 2020, at approximately 12:02 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Rosa Parks Transit Station located in the 6500 block of North Interstate Avenue on reports of an individual who had attacked several people with a baseball bat. Officers arrived on scene and learned an individual with a baseball bat had struck two victims as well as broke a TriMet Max Train window. The individual had left the scene prior to officer's arrival and was not located. The victims told responding officers that the suspect had struck them with a baseball bat on the shoulders and head as they exited the Max Train. The description given to officers of the suspect matched that of the suspect from the earlier call on Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard. Both victims were treated at an area hospital for the injuries they sustained during the incident.

Later in the morning, Central Precinct officers received separate calls of an individual attacking people with a baseball bat near the 500 block of Northeast Everett Street. When officers arrived on scene, they were unable to locate the suspect or any victims. At 11:53 a.m., another call came in regarding the same individual and officers were able to locate and contact him. The suspect, 53-year-old Trendlon Deneishel Kimp Brewer, was wearing a backpack which had a baseball bat sticking out from inside of it. As officers took Brewer into custody, he swung at an officer, striking their cheekbone. The officer sustained a minor injury.

Brewer was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of three counts of Assault 2, three counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Interfering with a Peace Officer, and Disorderly Conduct II.

The investigation of these incidents continues to be ongoing. It is believed there may be more victims that may not have reported a similar incident. If anyone has information regarding these incidents they are asked to contact Detective Jeff McGuire at Jeff.McGuire@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0400.

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Shooting Investigation in Parkrose Neighborhood; One Individual Injured - 12/25/20

On December 24, 2020, at approximately 11:01 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a hotel parking lot located in the 9700 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard on reports of a shooting. As officers responded to the scene, multiple 911 callers reported that several vehicles were seen leaving the parking lot following the shooting. Officers arrived at the location and located evidence of gunfire to include eleven 9mm shell casings. Officers reviewed video surveillance of the incident which showed a male associated with a red sedan shooting towards someone in dark colored sedan.

Around 12:19 a.m., a male walked into a local hospital with gunshot wounds to his torso. The male did not want to speak to responding officers. A dark sedan, matching the description of the vehicle in the video surveillance, was located in the hospital's parking lot with 11 bullet strikes and blood inside.

There have been no arrests made at this time in regards to this incident.

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Gunshot Fired at TriMet Bus; No One Injured (Photo) - 12/24/20

On December 24, 2020, at approximately 12:31 p.m., officers assigned to North Precinct and TriMet responded to the 12900 block of Northeast Prescott Drive on reports of a bus that had been struck by gunfire. Officers arrived on scene and learned a suspect outside the bus had fired a gun at a victim who was a passenger inside the bus. The gunshot hit one of the buses windows, causing damage to the window. The victim was uninjured.

The suspect is still outstanding at this time.

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Major Crash Team Callout in Hazelwood Neighborhood for Fatal Crash - 12/24/20

On December 23, 2020 at approximately 8:39 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 11900 block of Northeast Halsey Street on reports of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. As officers and medical personnel arrived on scene, they located the pedestrian along the south curb line of Northeast Halsey Street and Northeast 119th Avenue. The pedestrian was immediately transported to a nearby hospital where they were taken into emergency surgery. It appeared the driver of the vehicle had fled from the scene.

Due to the severity of the crash, Portland Police Bureau's Major Crash Team (MCT) was consulted and in turn responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.

There were no witnesses who remained at the scene, and therefore no statements of fact for this crash to be obtained right away. Investigators were able to locate nearby video surveillance where it appeared the pedestrian was walking in the bike lane, or roadway shoulder area along Northeast Halsey Street on the south side of the roadway. The pedestrian appeared to be just west of Northeast 119th Avenue when a vehicle passed by their location, in perhaps the right of two eastbound lanes of travel, striking the pedestrian. The pedestrian travelled about 200 feet to the east of the impact area after having been struck. There was a minor amount of glass, and possibly headlight plastic parts in the roadway; but overall very little physical evidence was left behind.

After the pedestrian had been struck, the vehicle continued east on Northeast Halsey Street. The suspect vehicle is possibly a sedan or small SUV. The make and color of the vehicle are unknown. The vehicle will most likely have passenger side windshield and body damage.

Early this morning, the pedestrian succumbed to their injuries. The identity of the deceased has not yet been confirmed. Once the deceased is confirmed and their next of kin has been notified, their name will be made public.

Officer Phil Maynard of the MCT is the lead investigator of this fatal crash. If anyone has information related to this incident, please contact Officer Maynard at Phillip.Maynard@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-2216

This is the 52nd MCT callout of 2020 and the 57th fatality on Portland roadways for 2020.

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Stabbing in Kenton Neighborhood, Suspect Arrested (Photo) - 12/23/20

On December 23, 2020, at approximately 2:46 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 8500 block of North Argyle Way on reports of a stabbing. Officers arrived on scene and located the victim who had escaped to safety in a nearby neighbor's apartment. Officers learned the victim had been stabbed in the temple with a knife. Due to their injuries, the victim was transported to an area hospital by ambulance. The victim is expected to survive.

Shortly after the officers arrived on scene, the suspect was located and arrested. 33-year-old Said Osman Mohamad was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Assault II and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

The investigation continues to be ongoing. If anyone has information regarding this incident they are asked to contact Detective Calvin Goldring at Calvin.Goldring@portlandoregon.gov or (503)-823-0256

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One person shot overnight in the King neighborhood - 12/22/20

On December 21, 2020, at about 11:16 p.m., Portland Police responded to reports of shots heard in the area on Northeast 7th Avenue and Northeast Alberta Street and in the neighborhood to the north and west. Portland Police officers heard the shots as well and spread out in the area to investigate.

Moments later, people in the neighborhood, and police, heard more shots west of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Northeast Killingsworth Street. Police encountered a person in that area suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds. That shooting victim was transported by ambulance to a hospital to be treated. There is no updated information on the condition of that shooting victim, but the wounds did not appear to be life-threatening.

Officers canvassed for witnesses and evidence. In addition to the victim, officers found shell casings and bullet strikes to a vehicle that seemed to correspond to this incident.

Separately, at about 11:57 p.m., the Portland Police responded to the area of Northeast 72nd Avenue near Northeast Glisan Street on the report of shots fired. Officers found shell casings and bullet strikes to an unoccupied residence.

There is no evidence to suggest these incidents were related.

Information about shooting statistics is available on the Portland Police Bureau website Gun Violence Statistics | The City of Portland, Oregon.

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PPB Responds to Carjacking in Eastmoreland, Suspect Arrested - 12/21/20

On December 20, 2020, at 9:00 p.m., officers from the Central Precinct responded to an armed carjacking in the area of Southeast 30th Ave and Southeast Bybee Blvd.

The victim said the two suspects were juveniles and carjacked her at gunpoint. The victim was able to exit her vehicle and the suspects drove away in her car.

A short time later, Central Precinct officers located the stolen vehicle and got into a brief vehicle pursuit before the occupants abandoned the stolen vehicle and fled on foot. Officers located one of the suspects in the area of Southeast 33rd Ave and Southeast Brooklyn St.

A 13 year-old juvenile was taken to Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Center for offenses including Robbery in the First and Second degree.

If anyone with additional information witnessed the event please contact Detective Ken Reynolds at 503.823.0407.

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PPB Investigates Shooting in Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood - 12/20/20

On December 20, 2020, at 9:10 a.m., officers from the East Precinct responded to a report of a shooting near the intersection of Southeast 122nd Ave and Southeast Powell Blvd.

Officers located an adult male whose car had been struck by gunfire. The victim was not injured in this shooting.

Officers located the suspect vehicle in the area of Southeast 128th Ave and Southeast Harold St. The vehicle was towed as evidence and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to please call the Portland Police at 503-823-3333 and reference case #20-374873.

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Stabbing in Old Town Leaves One Injured - 12/20/20

On December 20, 2020, at 3:22 a.m., officers from the Central Precinct responded to a report of a person stabbed near the intersection of Northwest 5th Ave and Northwest Everett St.

Officers located an adult male victim at this location who had been stabbed. The victim told officers he was outside of his residence, having a cigarette, when the suspect approached him and attempted to stab him. The victim tried to defend himself and suffered a cut to the hand. The victim then attempted to run off and the suspect stabbed him in the back. The victim was able to flee from the suspect.

The victim was transported to an area hospital with serious, but not life threatening injuries.
Detectives have identified a suspect and the investigation is ongoing. The suspect was a stranger to the victim.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to please call the Portland Police at 503-823-3333 and reference case #20-374750.

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Shooting in Foster-Powell Neighborhood Leaves One Injured - 12/20/20

On December 20, 2020, at 12:57 a.m., officers from the East Precinct responded to a report of a person shot at the intersection of Southeast 68th Ave and Southeast Powell Blvd.

Officers located an adult male victim at this location who had been shot multiple times. The victim was transported to an area hospital with serious, but not life threatening injuries.

There is no indication that the victim had any reason to be targeted and that this would appear to be random.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to please call the Portland Police at 503-823-3333 and reference case #20-374685.

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Kelley Smith
Update: Eliot Neighborhood Shooting Victim Identified - 12/19/20

The victim in the shooting in the Eliot Neighborhood has been identified as 53 year-old Kelley Marie Smith.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and determined Smith died from a gunshot wound and ruled her death a homicide.

Smith's family has been notified and provided the photo.

The investigation is ongoing and Homicide Detectives request that anyone with information about this incident please contact Detective Michael Greenlee at Michael.Greenlee@portlandoregon.gov or (503)823-0871 or Detective Brad Clifton at Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov or (503)823-0696

This is the 52nd homicide of 2020 and 39th homicide of 2020 involving a firearm.

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On December 17, 2020 at about 6:54 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of a shooting near North Vancouver Avenue and North Stanton Street. After arrival it was determined that a person at the scene was deceased.

Cause and manner of death will be determined by the Oregon State Medical Examiner at a later time and date. Additional information will be released at the direction of the investigators.

Officers have secured the crime scene and Homicide Detectives will be responding to assist in the investigation. North Vancouver Avenue and North Williams Avenue is closed from North Russell Street to North Ivy Street. A media staging point is located at North Russell Street and North Williams Avenue. Emanuel Hospital may be accessed off of North Stanton Street.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

The investigation is ongoing and Homicide Detectives request that anyone with information about this incident please contact Detective Michael Greenlee at Michael.Greenlee@portlandoregon.gov or (503)823-0871 or Detective Brad Clifton at Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov or (503)823-0696

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Attached Media Files: Kelley Smith
UPDATE: Homicide Suspect Arrested for October Murder - 12/18/20

In the early hours of December 18, 2020, 23-year-old Dario Papa-Vicente was taken into custody by East Precinct officers for a homicide warrant. PPB's Homicide Detectives had identified Dario Papa-Vicente as the suspect in the fatal shooting of Noah Terry on October 24, 2020.

Dario Papa-Vicente was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Murder in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Portland Police Homicide Detectives ask that anyone with information about this incident contact Det. Michael Greenlee at 503-823-0871 or Michael.Greenlee@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457 or Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov

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The victim in this case has been identified as 22-year-old Noah Terry. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office conducted an autopsy and determined that Mr. Terry's death was a homicide by gunshot.

Additional information will be released at the direction of the investigators.

Portland Police homicide detectives are investigating and ask that anyone with information about this incident contact Det. Michael Greenlee at 503-823-0871 or Michael.Greenlee@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457 or Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov.

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On October 24, 2020 at about 9:34 p.m., Portland Police responded to the report of shots in the area of Southeast 48th Avenue and Southeast Division Street. Later, a person who appeared to have been shot, arrived by private vehicle at a local hospital, but did not survive.

Cause and manner of death will be determined by the Oregon State Medical Examiner at a later time and date. Additional information will be released at the direction of the investigators.

Portland Police homicide detectives are investigating and ask that anyone with information about this incident contact Det. Michael Greenlee at 503-823-0871 or Michael.Greenlee@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457 or Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov.

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