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UPDATE: Suspicious Death Determined to be Suicide - 04/24/24

The suspicious death in the Hazelwood Neighborhood Wednesday morning has been ruled a suicide.

There is nothing further to release at this time.

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***Original Message Below***

A suspicious death investigation is underway in the Hazelwood Neighborhood after one person was found deceased.

On Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at 5:18 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to reports of a shooting at a residence in the 9700 block of Northeast Everett Court. When officers arrived, they found one adult male deceased.

Based on evidence found at the scene, a small team of Homicide Detectives responded to investigate.

There are no road closures at this time.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact Detective JD McGuire at jeff.mcguire@police.portlandoregon.gov or Detective Brent Christensen at brent.christensen@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-100918.

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UPDATE: Suspect Arrested in Connection to December Homicide - 04/23/24

A suspect has been arrested for the December 1, 2023 homicide of Michael McFadden in the Centennial Neighborhood.

On Monday, April 22, 2024, Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detectives, with the assistance of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), executed a search warrant at a residence in the 2600 block of Southeast 145th Avenue. Law enforcement personnel arrested Donald L. Burgett II, 48, of Portland. Burgett II was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on the following charges: Murder in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

McFadden’s family has been notified of the arrest.

If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective Eric McDaniel Eric.McDaniel@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0833 or Detective Scott Broughton Scott.Broughton@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-3774. Please reference case number 23-311472.

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***Original Messages Below***

The victim from the Centennial Neighborhood shooting death has been identified as Michael McFadden, 41, of Portland. His family has been notified of his death and provided the attached photographs for public release. They are requesting privacy at this time.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office concluded that McFadden died of homicide by gunshot wound. Detectives are continuing to actively work this case. Detectives don’t believe at this time the shooting was random and also don’t believe there is any additional risk to the public regarding the case. While there have been additional homicides in this neighborhood, Detectives don’t believe the cases are connected.

If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective Eric McDaniel Eric.McDaniel@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0833 or Detective Scott Broughton Scott.Broughton@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-3774. Please reference case number 23-311472.

Photo descriptions: Portraits of Michael McFadden

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***Original Message Below***

A man has died after a shooting in the Centennial Neighborhood.

On Friday, December 1, 2023 at 10:25p.m., East Precinct and Focused Intervention Team officers responded to a report of a shooting near Southeast 148th Avenue and Southeast Taggart Street. When officers arrived they found a man injured. EMS was summoned and the man was transported to the hospital by ambulance. Despite lifesaving measures, the victim died.

The suspect or suspects left the scene before police were called and no immediate arrests have been made.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit is responding to the scene to investigate. During the investigation, Southeast 148th Avenue is closed between Southeast Woodward Street and Southeast Clinton Street.

If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective Eric McDaniel Eric.McDaniel@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0833 or Detective Scott Broughton Scott.Broughton@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-3774. Please reference case number 23-311472.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. Additional information will be released as appropriate.

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UPDATE: Victim in April 15 Southeast Portland Homicide Identified (Photo) - 04/22/24

The victim of the April 15 homicide in Southeast Portland has been identified as Marc-Leon Telean, 30. He recently moved to Portland from Haiti. His family has been notified of his death. The attached photograph is from Marc-Leon’s ID card.

The Medical Examiner determined that Marc-Leon died of homicide by gunshot wound.

While this remains an active homicide investigation, detectives believe this was a random shooting and Marc-Leon did not know the suspect(s) who shot him.

Additional information will be released when appropriate.

Anyone with knowledge about this case, who has not yet spoken to police, is asked to contact Detective Jeff Pontius at Jeffery.Pontius@police.portlandoregon.gov or Detective Steve Gandy at Stephen.Gandy@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-92990.

Photo description: Marc-Leon Telean

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***Original Message Below***

Two shot, one killed in shooting in Southeast Portland

On Monday, April 15th, 2024 at approximately 2:08 p.m. officers from the East Precinct responded to a call of a shooting near the intersection of Southeast 84th Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard. Officers arrived and found two adults with gunshot wounds. One of the adults, a male, was declared deceased at the scene. The second adult, a female, was transported to an area hospital by ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries.

Detectives from the Homicide Detail have responded to the scene to begin their investigation.

Southeast Powell Boulevard is closed between Southeast 82nd Avenue and Southeast 92nd Avenue while investigators collect evidence and process the scene.

Anyone with information on this case who has not yet spoken to police is asked to contact Detective Jeffery Pontius at Jeffery.pontius@police.portlandoregon.gov or Detective Stephen Gandy at Stephen.gandy@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-92990.

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

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Joint Retail Theft Mission Results in Numerous Arrests, 1 Driver Elude, Capture in Washington (Photo) - 04/19/24

A Portland Police retail theft mission out of East Precinct this week resulted in the recovery of thousands of dollars in stolen merchandise and numerous arrests.

On Wednesday, April 17, 2024, East Precinct officers and the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) teamed up with business partners to conduct a retail theft mission in the Mall 205 and Gateway areas. The mission resulted in the recovery of nearly $3,000 in stolen merchandise. PPB and MCSO have partnered on several missions which have resulted in hundreds of arrests and warrants served. PPB works in collaboration with the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office (MCDA) Retail Theft Task Force to present the cases in court for criminal prosecution.

Final results of the mission are still being calculated, but initial unconfirmed tallies indicate that 24 people were arrested. Two faced felony charges, 20 faced misdemeanor charges, and 4 were served with criminal citations that require an appearance in court next month. Also, six felony and nine misdemeanor warrants were serviced. Nearly $3000 in stolen merchandise was recovered (see details below). A stolen vehicle was also recovered.

Officers initiated 13 vehicle stops. One of the stops resulted in a suspect attempting to elude police into Washington State. Two mission officers observed a suspicious person in the parking lot of Mall 205 standing by a 2014 Honda Civic. The man jumped into the car and sped away from the officers, committing numerous traffic violations and failing to yield to the police vehicle’s emergency lights. The officers pursued the driver onto northbound I-205, but the suspect drove at reckless speeds estimated to exceed 100 miles per hour. Officers terminated the pursuit as he drove over the bridge into Vancouver. Officers relayed information to the Vancouver Police Department. VPD officers located the 40-year-old suspect and later arrested him. He is expected to face additional charges in Multnomah County related to the elude and reckless driving (case 24-95089). The assistance of the Portland Police Air Support Unit was critical in this arrest.

Retail theft is often more than just shoplifting items for personal use. Many suspects are involved in organized theft rings, which steal items that can easily be sold for cash on the secondary market or returned to stores for a “refund.” Returning or attempting to return stolen property, no matter the value, is a class-C felony ( https://oregon.public.law/statutes/ors_164.055 ).

In many cases, these individuals are involved in criminal activity that extends far beyond retail theft, including illegally possessed guns, drug possession and distribution, vehicle theft, and more. Additionally, disrupting theft preserves the viability of retail businesses that serve the Portland community. Therefore, these missions go a long way in improving livability across the area. Mission commanders analyze theft and other crime data to focus their missions on the neighborhoods most impacted by these crimes, which are often large retail shopping complexes. PPB recognizes that smaller local businesses are also impacted by retail theft and it’s our belief and goal that arresting and holding prolific thieves accountable will help reduce these crimes for the entire business community.

PPB is grateful to our partners at MCSO and MCDA Retail Theft Task Force for their collaboration aimed at addressing retail theft in the Portland Metropolitan area.

To learn more, join us for a video ride-along on one of PPB’s recent retail theft missions here: https://youtu.be/XF08DVNQjpQ


Retail Theft – Total Recovered Stolen Items Value: $2924.62
$189, Home Depot - Mall 205, Case Number: 24-16875
$39.90, Home Depot - Mall 205, Case Number: 24-94671
$336, Home Depot - Mall 205, Case Number: 24-94703
$564.90 Home Depot Total

$230.47, Fred Meyer - Gateway Plaza, Case Number: 24-16964
$12.46, Fred Meyer - Gateway Plaza, Case Number: 24-16874 MCSO/ PPB 24-94729
$70, Fred Meyer - Gateway Plaza, Case Number: 24-94675
$223.98, Fred Meyer - Gateway Plaza, Case Number: 24-94912
$536.91 Fred Meyer Total

$30, Target - Mall 205, Case Number: 24-94780
$316.36, Target - Mall 205, Case Number: 24-94897
$307.25, Target - Mall 205, Case Number: 24-94756
$212.63, Target - Mall 205, Case Number: 24-94685
$38.00, Target - Mall 205, Case Number: 24-95033
$904.24 Target Total

$753.48, Kohl's - Gateway Plaza, Case Number: 24-16898 MCSO
$753.48 Kohl's Total

$18, Safeway 122/Powell, Case Number: 24-16952
$8.48, Safeway 122/Powell, Case Number: 24-16897
$26.48 Safeway Total

$138.61, Other, Case Number: 24-94931
$138.61 Other Total

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A bicycle officer searches a suspect, in handcuffs
MCSO and Portland vehicles with police lights flashing parked in front of a Safeway
Two Trailblazers ballcaps held up in front of Target
Roll call at East Precinct with PPB and MCSO
A suspect sits on the bumper of a police vehicle as a police officer looks on
A suspect in handcuffs in front of Fred Meyer with recovered stolen items on the hood of a police vehicle, including hair dye, jewelry, and fashion items
A suspect in handcuffs seated on a curb in front of an MCSO vehicle
A suspect being arrested in front of Target
A theft suspect in handcuffs being escorted by officers.

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Suspect Arrested After Using Molotov Cocktail to Ignite Occupied Trailer (Photo) - 04/19/24

A man is facing arson and domestic violence related charges after using a Molotov cocktail to light an occupied trailer on fire.

On Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 6:14a.m., Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a fire in travel trailer at Southeast 162nd Avenue and Southeast Division Street. The fire was extinguished. Fire Investigators responded and determined the fire was arson and the trailer was occupied an adult male and adult female at the time the fire was lit. There were no reported injuries.

About 9:26a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a call of suspicious circumstances near the same intersection. A neighbor found a shopping cart containing what appeared to be incendiary devices (Molotov cocktails). As the investigation was underway, a suspect, William A. Wingo, 33, was spotted nearby. The suspect tried to run but was quickly overtaken and arrested by the officers.

The investigation revealed that Wingo had previously lived in the trailer and had been in a relationship with the female victim. Investigators also determined that on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, Wingo had assaulted the female victim with a slingshot and lit a blanket on fire.

After being interviewed by detectives, Wingo was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Arson in the First Degree-Domestic Violence (2 counts), Possession of a Destructive Device (3 counts), Manufacturing of a Destructive Device (3 counts), Domestic Violence Assault in the Fourth Degree, Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree-DV, Reckless Endangering Another Person, and unrelated warrants.

The Fire Investigations Unit is grateful for the assistance of East Precinct patrol, the Metro Area Explosives Disposal Unit, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).

The Portland Fire Investigations Unit continues to investigate this case. If anyone has information about this arson case, please contact Portland Police Detective Meredith Hopper at Meredith.Hopper@police.portlandoregon.gov or call the PF&R Fire Investigation Unit’s tip line, 503-823- FIRE (3473). Please reference PPB case number PP24-95493.

The Portland Fire Investigations Unit comprises fire investigators with Portland Fire & Rescue, who are sworn law enforcement officers, and a detective with the Portland Police Bureau. The collaboration leverages the specialized training and skills needed to investigate fires, including analysis equipment and accelerant detecting dogs.


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Two images of glass bottles with greenish liquid inside and denim cloth protruding from the necks


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PPB Releases New Podcast: A Conversation with Chief Day (Photo) - 04/19/24

The Portland Police Bureau is releasing a new edition of the Talking Beat podcast featuring a discussion with Chief Bob Day. This is the first podcast with Chief Day since he was appointed.

Chief Day touches on a number of meaningful topics, including why he came out of retirement to lead PPB, the many changes he has seen over the course of his career, how the death of his son has changed his outlook on life, and how he is using these personal and professional experiences to lead the Bureau forward with hope.

https://www.portland.gov/police/news/2022/5/18/talking-beat-conversation-chief-bob-day

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Multi-Agency Stolen Vehicle Operation Yields Positive Results (Photo) - 04/18/24

A multi-agency stolen vehicle operation resulted in the recovery of multiple stolen vehicles and guns.

On Saturday, April 13, 2024, officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau’s East Precinct ran a multi-agency stolen vehicle operation with assistance from PPB’s K9 and Air Support Units, the Gresham Police Department, Port of Portland Police Department, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Multnomah County District Attorney’s Auto Theft Task Force, and Parole & Probation. The Vancouver Police Department also conducted a SVO and collaborated with PPB for when vehicles eluded across the river.

The mission resulted in the recovery of eight stolen vehicles. In addition, six people were arrested. Three vehicles eluded police and three vehicle pursuits were initiated. This resulted in successful captures. The three vehicles were all stolen and two of the vehicles had guns in them. One of the guns was confirmed stolen from a residential burglary. This firearm was found in a vehicle driven by 22-year-old Emirra R. Barker. She was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on the following charges:

Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Theft in the First Degree
Possession of a Stolen Vehicle
Elude by Vehicle
Elude on Foot
Recklessly Endangering Another Person (two counts)
Unlawful Entry of a Motor Vehicle
Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree
Reckless Driving

The crowdsourced Facebook group, PDX Stolen Cars, helped locate and recover 4 unoccupied stolen vehicles. This is the 15th SVO that the PDX Stolen Cars group has assisted on. This has resulted in the recovery of 35 stolen vehicles.

The SVO utilizes data-driven, evidence-based practices and collaborates with OHSU Knight Cancer Institute scientists. This operation yielded a low ratio of one stolen vehicle located out of every 2 traffic stops/encounters (1:2).

Below are the initial results from the April 13th multi-agency SVO:

15 traffic stops/encounters
8 stolen vehicles
6 custodies
3 vehicles eluded (all 3 captured/all 3 stolen)
3 vehicle pursuits
2 vehicles towed

At the midpoint of the SVO, the entire team transitioned and assisted on a street takeover mission. Officers helped with taking multiple people into custody, the towing of participant vehicles, as well as the forfeiture of vehicles.

Impressive Decreasing Trend in Stolen Vehicles

Over the last 11 months, stolen vehicle operations have consistently delivered results in reducing vehicle theft rates. In February 2023, there were 802 vehicles reported stolen. In February 2024, it was 420 for a 48% decrease.

April 2023: 24.4% decrease compared to the previous year (892 to 674)
May 2023 : 23.7% decrease compared to the previous year (849 to 648)
June 2023: 26.7% decrease compared to the previous year (829 to 607)
July 2023: 29.7% decrease compared to the previous year (862 to 606)
August 2023: 35.3% decrease compared to the previous year (939 to 608)
September 2023: 25.5% decrease compared to the previous year (861 to 644)
October 2023: 36.6% decrease compared to the previous year (931 to 590)
November 2023: 44% decrease compared to the previous year (966 to 538)
December 2023: 42% decrease compared to the previous year (895 to 523)
January 2024: 56% decrease compared to the previous year (984 to 437)
February 2024: 48% decrease compared to the previous year (802 to 420)

There are a lot of factors that go into crime trends, but enforcement efforts driven by data analysis, efficient use of limited resources, and interagency partnerships have been key factors in the reduction in car thefts in Portland. Car thefts are extremely impactful for victims, especially those who rely on their vehicles for their livelihoods. Stolen vehicles are often used by suspects in other crimes including robberies and shootings. Interdicting those occupied stolen cars can prevent other crimes.

For more on East Precinct’s innovative use of data, to make fewer stops, resulting in better outcomes, visit: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/news/read.cfm?id=462764

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UPDATE #2: Suspect Facing Murder and Bias Charge After Arrest for January Shooting - 04/17/24

A man is facing murder and bias crime charges related to a January 19th shooting in the Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood.

Since the shooting, Homicide Unit detectives have investigated the case, including locating and analyzing evidence, interviewing witnesses, and following up on leads. During that process, they learned the identity of a suspect, Kirk D. Belgarde, 53. Detectives worked with the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office to present the case to a Grand Jury and obtain an arrest warrant. The Grand Jury determined, based on the evidence, that Belgarde intentionally caused physical injury to the victim because of his perception of the victim’s race.

On Wednesday, April 17, 2024, in Portland, the United States Marshal’s Service Fugitive Task Force arrested Belgarde on the arrest warrant. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on the warrant for Murder in the Second Degree, Bias Crime in the First Degree, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. The family of victim Rametheus Hill has been notified of the arrest in the case.

If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective Brian Sims at Brian.Sims@police.portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-2079, or Detective Meghan Burkeen at Meghan.Burkeen@police.portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-2092. This news release has a corrected case number of 24-14609.

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

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

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

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

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***Original Release Below***

The person killed in the shooting on Friday, January 19, 2024, has been identified as Rametheus Clenese Hill, 25, of Fairview. His family has been notified of his death and they are requesting privacy at this time.

The Medical Examiner determined Hill died of homicide by gunshot wound.

If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective Brian Sims at Brian.Sims@police.portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-2079, or Detective Meghan Burkeen at Meghan.Burkeen@police.portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-2092 and reference case number 24-13609.

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***Original Release Below***

A man is deceased after a shooting in the Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood.

On Friday, January 19, 2024 at 8:00p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 7700 block of Southeast 82nd Avenue. When they arrived, they found the male victim deceased in the parking lot of a motel.

Portland Police Homicide Unit Detectives are responding to the scene to investigate. During the investigation, Southeast 82nd Avenue is closed between Southeast Flavel Street and Southeast Lambert Street. No immediate arrests were made, and no suspect information is being released at this time.

If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective Brian Sims at Brian.Sims@police.portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-2079, or Detective Meghan Burkeen at Meghan.Burkeen@police.portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-2092 and reference case number 24-13609.

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

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Man Arrested, Guns Seized in Connection to April 5 Shooting (Photo) - 04/16/24

The investigation into an early April shooting resulted in an arrest and the seizure of numerous guns.

On Friday, April 5, 2024, at approximately 4:30 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to reports of a shooting in the area of Northeast 6th Avenue and Northeast Failing Street. When officers arrived, they found an adult male who had been shot multiple times. The individual was transported to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect had fled the scene.

The Portland Police Bureau’s Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) and Focused Intervention Team (FIT) picked up the investigation and subsequently identified a suspect, Terrence D. Jacob, 54, of Portland.

On Monday, April 15, 2024, ECST located and arrested Jacob. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on an outstanding warrant for Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Additionally, PPB’s Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) executed a search warrant at Jacob’s residence. Officers located and seized five firearms (photo attached).

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-83450.

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Street Takeover Mission Results in Arrests, Vehicle Tows (Photo) - 04/15/24

The Portland Police Bureau continues to address the dangerous and illegal practice of street racing and street takeovers.

On the nights of Friday, April 12, 2024, Saturday, April 13, 2024, and Sunday, April 14, 2024, North Precinct officers conducted a Street Takeover Mission with assistance from the North Precinct Neighborhood Response Team, East Precinct officers who were conducting a Stolen Vehicle Operation, officers from the Traffic Division, the Oregon State Police, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, and a host of others. Officers spent hours each night disrupting street takeover events in all corners of the city. The mission resulted in 12 arrests and numerous citations. Additionally, one firearm was recovered and 33 vehicles were towed. Six of those vehicles were forfeited as a result of the passing of Oregon Senate Bill 615.

The Portland Police Bureau will continue its efforts in educating community members about the dangers of speed racing and street takeovers. This education will be conducted on our social media platforms and through one-on-one conversations with participants. Enforcement action will also continue against individuals who are suspected of committing these types of crimes.

PPB wants to remind participants that street takeovers can result in jail time, fines, and towed vehicles.

In addition to state statutes, Portland City Code addresses this dangerous activity.

1. Unlawful street takeover event means an activity that is:

a. Unpermitted;

b. Preplanned or contemporaneously coordinated by two or more persons; and

c. Involves one or more persons demonstrating, exhibiting, or comparing the maneuverability or power of one or more motor vehicles in a curved direction, in a circular direction, or around corners, including but not limited to by breaking traction in a curved or circular direction or around corners.

2. A person commits the offense of an Unlawful Street Takeover if, in a public place or upon a highway, the person knowingly operates a motor vehicle while engaged in an unlawful street takeover event.

3.1. Highway means the entire width of a public right-of-way when any portion thereof is intended for motor vehicle movement or motor vehicle access to abutting property.

3.2. Public place means an area, whether publicly or privately owned, generally open to the public and includes, without limitation, the grounds surrounding buildings or dwellings, streets, sidewalks, bridges, tunnels, alleys, plazas, parks, driveways, and parking lots.

See the full ordinance here: https://www.portland.gov/code/14/a30/080

The Portland Police Bureau has updated its vehicle towing policy and now authorizes towing for drivers operating vehicles without valid driving privileges and lack of insurance, and to address street takeovers.

The Bureau recently substantially revised Directive 0630.60, Vehicle Dispositions. Most significantly, the revised directive has the following changes:

1) The directive authorizes towing for certain offenses, such as unlicensed drivers, suspended drivers, and lack of insurance.

2) The directive authorizes towing for violating new Portland City Code, 14A.30.080, Unlawful Street Takeover and Unlawful Staging of a Street Takeover Event.

3) The directive provides new guidance on responding to stolen vehicles reported at tow lots, temporary holds for VIN inspections, and abandoned vehicle towing.

The most noteworthy change to revised Directive 0630.60 is the newly authorized towing for certain offenses such as driving uninsured, suspended, without a license, or in a street takeover pursuant to a new Portland City Code provision, 14A.30.080. This change brings the Bureau in line with both neighboring law enforcement agency common practice and state law authorization for towing. Additionally, the change was supported in public comments and among internal subject matter experts and stakeholders within the Bureau, and will serve as an additional tool for the Bureau to increase traffic safety.

While the policy allows for tows in circumstances where they were not permitted before, the policy does not require them in most cases. The policy specifically encourages Police Bureau members to exercise discretion in impounding vehicles under circumstances that may create undue hardship or risk to the occupants. Such circumstances may include, but are not limited to: the presence of young children, elderly, or disabled persons; vehicles equipped for use by such persons; and vehicles used as homes.

Members of the public are encouraged, before driving on public roads, to verify that their driver's license is current and valid and that they have current proof of insurance.

PPB has previously released a video about this ordinance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrAt64cihw4

Every year, Portland Police officers respond to preventable collisions. These collisions can deeply impact those involved, their families and loved ones.

Future missions are being planned as resources allow. These missions typically will not be preannounced, so participants are warned that they are risking arrest, towed vehicles, and traffic tickets if they take part in illegal street racing or takeovers. The goal of these missions is to deter people from engaging in these illegal and dangerous activities that are often related to crashes, shootings and other criminal activity.

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Death Investigation Underway in Kerns Neighborhood - 04/15/24

One person is deceased and a death investigation is underway in the Kerns Neighborhood.

On Monday, April 15, 2024, at approximately 12:10 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to reports of an assault in the 2600 block of Northeast Buxton Street. When officers arrived, they found an adult male who was unresponsive. Officers performed life-saving measures, but unfortunately, the man died at the scene. All individuals connected to this incident are accounted for.

The Portland Police Bureau’s Homicide Unit has responded to the scene to investigate. During the investigation, streets in the area will be blocked.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Ryan Foote at ryan.foote@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0781 or Detective Travis Law at travis.law@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0395 and reference case number 24-92888.

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

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Police Bureau Seeks Public Input on Directives - 04/15/24

The Portland Police Bureau directs member action through its policies, procedures, and rules, as found within Directives. The Bureau is in the process of reviewing the following Directive(s) and seeks community input.

Community members are encouraged to read the directives using the links below, then follow the link at the bottom of the PDF copy of the directive to provide comments.

First Universal Review link: https://www.portland.gov/police/1ur

Review Period: 4/15/2024 – 5/15/2024

• 0218.00, Honor Guard/Highland Guard

Second Universal Review link: https://www.portland.gov/police/2ur

Review Period: 4/15/2024 – 5/15/2024
• 0025.00, Procedural Justice
• 0870.25, Temporary Detention Areas in Police Facilities

All Bureau Directives are available at https://www.portland.gov/police/directives. This webpage also enables community members to sign up to receive email notifications when new or revised directives are posted.

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UPDATE: Victim in East Columbia Neighborhood Shooting Identified (Photo) - 04/15/24

The individual killed in a shooting in the East Columbia Neighborhood has been identified as 44-year-old Alejandro Mondragon. His family has been notified of his death. They are requesting privacy at this time, but they did provide the attached photo for public release.

The Medical Examiner determined Mondragon died of homicide by gunshot wound.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Stephen Gandy at stephen.gandy@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0449 or Detective Jeffery Pontius at jeffery.pontius@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0433 and reference case number 24-89948.

Photo description: Portrait of Alejandro Mondragon

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***Original Message Below***

One person is deceased following a shooting in the East Columbia Neighborhood.

On Friday, April 12, 2024, at 12:32 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to reports of a shooting in the area of North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and North Gertz Road. When officers arrived, they found an adult male deceased. No arrests have been made and no one has been detained.

The Portland Police Bureau’s Homicide Unit has responded to the scene to investigate. During the investigation, streets in the area will be blocked.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Stephen Gandy at stephen.gandy@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0449 or Detective Jeffery Pontius at jeffery.pontius@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0433 and reference case number 24-89948.

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

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UPDATE #2: Man Arrested for April 1st Murder in Hazelwood Neighborhood - 04/15/24

A man is facing a murder charge related to a homicide in the Hazelwood Neighborhood on April 1.

On Friday, April 12, 2024, in Vancouver, Washington, members of the Vancouver Police Department and the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested Damariea R. Harris, 31, of Portland. He was booked into the Clark County Jail on outstanding warrants for: Murder in the Second Degree with a Firearm, Attempted Murder in the Second Degree with a Firearm, Assault in the First Degree with a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon (two counts), and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. The process of requesting extradition to Multnomah County is underway.

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***Original Messages Below***

The victim in this case is identified as Morieo Camel-Harris, 35, of Portland. His family has been notified of his death. They provided the attached photo for public release, but they are requesting privacy at this time.

The Medical Examiner determined Camel-Harris died of homicide by gunshot wound.

Anyone with information on this incident who has not yet spoken to police is asked to contact Detective Calvin Goldring at calvin.goldring@police.portlandoregon.gov or Detective Brad Clifton at brad.clifton@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-79807.

Photo description: Portrait of Morieo Camel-Harris

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***Original Message Below***

Two people have been shot, one fatally in Hazelwood neighborhood.

On Monday, April 1st, 2024, at approximately 5:35 p.m. officers from the East Precinct responded to a call in the 9900 block of Southeast Stark Street in the Hazelwood neighborhood of two people shot.

Officers arrived and found one person with life threatening injuries and a second person deceased on the scene. The injured person was transported to the hospital by ambulance. No suspect or suspects were immediately located.

Detectives from the Homicide Detail and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division are on scene and are in the early stages of their investigation. Traffic in this area will be impacted for several hours as investigators conduct interviews and collect evidence.

Anyone with information on this incident who has not yet spoken to police is asked to contact Detective Calvin Goldring at calvin.goldring@police.portlandoregon.gov or Detective Brad Clifton at brad.clifton@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-79807.

More information will be released when appropriate.

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Person in Crisis Helped Off of Downtown Rooftop - 04/11/24

On Thursday, April 11, 2024, at 4:16p.m., Central Precinct Officers responded to the area of SW 15th Ave / SW Yamhill St on a report of a person in crisis threatening to jump from a rooftop. Officers with Enhanced Crisit Intervention Team (ECIT) training negotiated with the person on the rooftop for approximately 50 minutes. The officers ultimately found a window of opportunity and coordinated a plan to safely take the person into custody. The person was transported to an area hospital for a mental health evaluation.

Traffic was significantly impacted in the area during the incident. Officers shut down the intersection of SW 15th Ave / SW Yamhill St until the situation was resolved. TriMet was also impacted. The intersection has now reopened. The Portland Police Bureau is grateful for the patience of the community members who were inconvenienced by this incident.

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

988 is the new way to connect with the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline where you will find confidential support for anyone who is in suicidal crisis or mental health-related distress.

It is also a number to call if you are a friend or loved one of someone in suicidal crisis or mental health-related distress.

You are not alone.

1 in 5 US Adults experience mental illness each year and suicide is the second leading cause of death among people ages 10 to 34.

There is help: 988
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Information about the Portland Police Bureau's Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) and additional resources can be found by visiting https://www.portland.gov/police/divisions/behavioral-health-unit

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

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Major Crash Team Responding To Crash Involving Pedestrian - 04/09/24

On Monday, April 8, 2024, at 10:45 p.m., an officer from the East Precinct was patrolling the area of Southeast 157th Avenue and Southeast Division Street when they came across a crash that had recently occurred near the intersection of Southeast 158th Avenue and Southeast Division Street. Officers arrived to find a crash between a pedestrian and pickup truck. The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the pickup truck remained at the scene.

The Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team is responding to the scene to investigate. During the investigation, Southeast Division Street will be closed in both directions between Southeast 157th Avenue and Southeast 160th Avenue.

If anyone has information about the incident, please contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov, attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 24-86510.

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UPDATE: Missing Endangered Woman Returns Home - 04/08/24

The Portland Police Bureau is relieved to report Frances Maynard returned home and is safe. PPB would like to thank the community for assistance with this case.

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***Original Message Below***

The Portland Police Bureau’s Missing Persons Unit is looking for a missing endangered woman and anyone who sees her is asked to contact PPB.

Frances Maynard, 80, was last seen on Monday, April 8, 2024, at 10:00 a.m., driving away from an auto body shop in the 1300 block of Southwest Troy Street. Maynard was supposed to follow her husband home, but she turned a different direction. Despite a possible sighting in the Wilsonville area, Maynard's whereabouts are unknown. Maynard’s cell phone is off and she suffers from Alzheimer’s. Both family and detectives are worried about her well-being.

Maynard is described as a Caucasian female, 5’4”, 145 lbs. She was last seen wearing a white jacket and driving a 1993 white Volvo station wagon (not actual vehicle in attached photo), Oregon license plate SL77840.

PPB is asking anyone who sees Maynard to call 911. Anyone with information about the case is urged to contact detectives at missing@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-86021.

Photo description: Portrait of Frances Maynard
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Pedestrian Dies Several Days After Crash in Overlook Neighborhood - 04/08/24

The Portland Police Bureau regrets to report that a pedestrian has died several days after a crash in the Overlook Neighborhood.

On Monday, April 1, 2024, at approximately 6:15 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to reports of a crash in the 5200 block of North Interstate Avenue. Officers located an adult male who had been struck by a vehicle. The individual was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.

On Thursday, April 4, 2024, the pedestrian, identified as 31-year-old Cameron K. Giles, died from injuries sustained in the crash. His family has been notified of his death.

At this time, the driver has not been charged with any crimes or cited for any traffic violations.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov, attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 24-79317.

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UPDATE: Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Identified - 04/08/24

The pedestrian killed in a hit-and-run on April 2, 2024, has been identified as Rachelle L. Schaefer, 55, of Portland.

The investigation continues. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov, attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 24-81009.

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***Original Message Below***

On Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at 11.08 p.m., officers from the North Precinct responded to the southbound I-5 offramp to North Broadway on a call of a woman lying in the road who appeared to have been struck by a vehicle. Officers arrived at the location and found the woman deceased. The driver of the involved vehicle did not remain at the scene.

The Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team is responding to the scene to investigate. During the investigation the southbound I-5 offramp to North Broadway/Moda Center will be closed.

If anyone has information about the incident, please contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov, attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 24-81009.

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PPB Officers Stop Stabbing Assault in Progress, Suspect Booked on Charges (Photo) - 04/04/24

A suspect in a stabbing involving two victims in the Mill Park Neighborhood is facing felony assault and other charges after a domestic violence investigation.

On Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 12:10a.m., a 911 calltaker from the Bureau of Emergency Communication received a call from an apartment in the 1900 block of Southeast 122nd Avenue where sounds of a disturbance were heard. A minute later another caller indicated that someone had been stabbed and the suspect was still there. Numerous officers were dispatched and began arriving within 5 minutes. The officers approached the apartment and could hear the disturbance still underway and through the open front door could see the suspect standing over a victim. The officers challenged the suspect, who immediately turned his attention away from the victim and toward the police. He rushed the sergeant and punched him in neck area before officers could get the suspect under control and in handcuffs.

The two stabbing victims, a 42-year-old pregnant female and a 44-year-old male, were transported to the hospital with serious injuries. They were stabilized and are expected to survive. The police sergeant did not suffer any serious injuries.

The case involved a domestic relationship between the suspect and the female victim. The Portland Police Special Victims Unit responded to investigate the assault. They recovered a knife as evidence (photo). They also recovered brass knuckles believed to have also been used in the assault on the female and the police sergeant.

Detectives booked Justin G. Barrera-Guild, 21, in the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Domestic Violence Assault in the First Degree, Domestic Violence Assault in the Second Degree, Domestic Violence Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Assault in the Second Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Assault on a Public Safety Officer.

The case remains under investigation. If anyone has information about this incident, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attn: SVU and reference case number 24-81958.

Photo description: pink folding knife with broken tip

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UPDATE: Suspect Arrested in Connection to January Homicide - 04/04/24

A suspect has been arrested for the January 13, 2024 homicide of Joshua Page in the Hillsdale Neighborhood.

On Wednesday, April 3, 2024, Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detectives, with the assistance of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office of Oregon, arrested 19-year-old Luis Fernando Gutierrez-Medina. He was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on the following charge: Manslaughter in the First Degree.

The victim’s family has been notified of the arrest.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact Detective Jennifer Hertzler jennifer.hertzler@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-1040 or Detective Joseph Corona joseph.corona@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0508 and reference case number 24-10195.

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***Original Messages Below***

The man injured in a shooting on Saturday, January 13, 2024, has passed away.

The victim is identified as 35-year-old Joshua Page. Family has been notified of his death. They are requesting privacy at this time, but they did provide a photo for release.

The Medical Examiner determined Page died of homicide by gunshot wound.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact Detective Jennifer Hertzler jennifer.hertzler@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-1040 or Detective Joseph Corona joseph.corona@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0508 and reference case number 24-10195.

Photo description: Portrait of Joshua Page

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***Original Message Below***

A man is in the hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries after a shooting in the Hillsdale Neighborhood.

On Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 3:27a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 6300 block of Southwest Capitol Highway. When officers arrived they found an adult male victim in a vehicle in a business parking lot. Emergency medical services arrived and transported the patient to the hospital.

Officers established a crime scene and detectives responded to the scene to investigate. Southwest Capitol Highway was blocked for several hours during the investigation but reopened about 9a.m.

If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Jen Hertzler at Jennifer.Hertzler@police.portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-1040, or Detective Joe Corona at Joseph.Corona@police.portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0508. Please reference case number 24-10195.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. Additional information will be released as appropriate.

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UPDATE: MAX Train Stabbing Victim Identified (Photo) - 04/03/24

The man killed on a MAX train on Friday, March 29, 2024, has been identified as Michael Matthew Brady, 51, of Portland. Brady’s family has been notified of his death. They are requesting privacy at this time, but they did provide the attached photo for public release, as well as a statement about Brady.

“I want people to know that my husband was a great human being, a loving father of a 6-year-old boy, and a loving husband,” Nora Brady said. “Michael Brady was a wonderful person.”

A Medical Examiner determined Brady died of homicide by stab wounds to the torso.

Through witness interviews and a review of the train’s surveillance video, detectives have determined this was an unprovoked attack. Brady, commuting home from work, and the suspect were sitting near each other on the train, but they had no contact prior to the assault.

The Portland Police Bureau recognizes the traumatic nature of this incident for everyone riding the train that evening. PPB would like to acknowledge and thank the passengers who came to Brady’s aid and then spoke with detectives. Additionally, PPB believes there are witnesses who left the scene before police arrived. Anyone with information about this case, who has not yet spoken to police, is asked to contact Detective Shaye Samora at Shaye.Samora@police.portlandoregon.gov or Detective Michael Schmerber at Michael.Schmerber@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-77028.

Photo description: Portrait of Michael Brady

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***Original Messages Below***

The suspect in the stabbing on the MAX train has been identified as 51-year-old Shondel L. Larkin. He was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on the following charges: Murder in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Detectives continue to investigate this deadly assault. Additional information will be released when appropriate.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Detective Shaye Samora at Shaye.Samora@police.portlandoregon.gov or Detective Michael Schmerber at Michael.Schmerber@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-77028.

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***Original Message Below***

One person is deceased after a stabbing on a MAX train.

On Friday, March 29th, 2024, at approximately 6:04 p.m., officers from the East Precinct responded to a report of a stabbing at the 82nd Avenue Transit Station. Officers arrived on scene and found an adult male deceased on the 82nd Avenue Transit Station platform. Additionally, officers took an adult male into custody.

Detectives from the Homicide Detail and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division are on scene conducting witness interviews and processing evidence. The 82nd Avenue Transit Station will be closed for several hours.

The initial investigation revealed that the stabbing occurred on an eastbound MAX train.

More information, including the identity of the victim, will be released at a later time. The identity of the suspect will be released when the suspect is booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

Detectives believe that a number of people left the scene without speaking with officers. Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Detective Shaye Samora at Shaye.Samora@police.portlandoregon.gov or Detective Michael Schmerber at Michael.Schmerber@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-77028.

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Mission in North Portland Yields Positive Results (Photo) - 04/03/24

A mission in North Portland resulted in the seizure of a stolen firearm, seizure of drugs and numerous arrests.

On Tuesday, April 2, 2024, officers from the Neighborhood Response Teams in Central Precinct, East Precinct, and North Precinct spent eight hours addressing chronic criminal activity, livability issues and drug dealing. The officers focused on the Jantzen Beach and Delta Park areas of North Portland, specifically areas impacted by a high volume of criminal activity and calls for service.

The mission resulted in:

Arrests 13 (one involved PPB teaming up with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and apprehending a subject wanted for Aggravated Identity Theft and Elder Abuse Fraud)

Vehicle stops 20

Stolen vehicles recovered 3

Stolen firearms seized 1

Fentanyl seized 8 pills and 2 grams

Methamphetamine seized 29 grams

A similar mission was conducted in Downtown Portland on Wednesday, March 6, 2024. That mission resulted in numerous arrests and drug seizures. The Portland Police Bureau remains committed to conducting future joint missions in other parts of the city in an effort to address criminal activity and livability issues.

Photo description: Firearm seized
Photo description: Arrest
Photo description: Drugs seized
Photo description: Cash seized
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One Person Injured in Stabbing in Downtown Portland - 04/02/24

One person was injured in a stabbing in Downtown Portland.

On Monday, April 1, 2024, at approximately 5:45 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to reports of a stabbing in the area of Southwest Park Avenue and Southwest Yamhill Street. Officers located an adult male who had been stabbed several times. He was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect(s) fled the scene before law enforcement arrived.

Detectives with PPB’s Major Crimes Unit responded to investigate. They canvassed the area for witnesses and surveillance video. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-79813.

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PPB Arrests Serial Burglar During Execution of Search Warrant (Photo) - 04/01/24

A woman is in custody and facing numerous charges in connection to four burglaries in the Multnomah and Hillsdale Neighborhoods and officers believe the suspect is involved in additional burglaries across the metro area and beyond.

On Monday, April 1, 2024, at approximately 5:00 a.m., Central Precinct officers assigned to the Neighborhood Response Team, with the help of the Special Emergency Reaction Team and Crisis Negotiation Team, executed a search warrant at an apartment in the 8600 block of Southwest Barbur Boulevard. Officers arrested Virginia M. Kellison, 38, of Portland. She was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on the following charges: Burglary in the Second Degree (four counts), Theft in the First Degree (four counts), Criminal Mischief in the First Degree (two counts), and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree (two counts).

Since July of last year, officers believe Kellison committed three burglaries at a game and comics shop in the 6300 block of Southwest Capitol Highway and one burglary at a consignment shop in the 7800 block of Southwest Capitol Highway. The value of the merchandise stolen in the burglaries exceeds $50,000. Additionally, Kellison is suspected of burglarizing businesses in Lake Oswego, Beaverton, Sherwood, Salem, McMinnville, and Southwest Washington.

Anyone with information about Kellison is asked to contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 23-334438.

Photo description: Suspect in custody
Photo description: Officers search bedroom
Photo description: Officer searches closet
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PPB Seeks Input on Directives (Photo) - 04/01/24

The Portland Police Bureau directs member action through its policies, procedures, and rules, as found within Directives. The Bureau is in the process of reviewing the following Directive(s) and seeks community input.

Community members are encouraged to read the directives using the links below, then follow the link at the bottom of the PDF copy of the directive to provide comments.

First Universal Review link: https://www.portland.gov/police/1ur

Review Period: 4/1/2024 – 5/1/2024

• 0240.10, Line of Duty Death
• 1501.00, Field Training and Evaluation Program

Second Universal Review link: https://www.portland.gov/police/2ur

Review Period: 4/1/2024 – 5/1/2024
• 0640.02, Photography and Digital Imaging
• 0660.10, Property and Evidence Procedures

All Bureau Directives are available at https://www.portland.gov/police/directives. This webpage also enables community members to sign up to receive email notifications when new or revised directives are posted.

Photo description: Cover of Manual of Policies and Procedures

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UPDATE: Man Killed in Assault Along Eastbank Esplanade Identified (Photo) - 03/29/24

The man killed in an assault along the Eastbank Esplanade on Friday, March 22, 2024, has been identified as 70-year-old John A. Garcia. His family has been notified of his death. They are requesting privacy at this time, but they did provide the attached photo for public release.

The Medical Examiner determined Garcia died of homicide by blunt force to the head.

If anyone has information about this incident, and has not already spoken to police, please contact Detective Meghan Burkeen at Meghan.Burkeen@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-2092 or Detective Brian Sims at Brian.Sims@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-2079 and reference case number 24-70278.

Photo description: Portrait of John Garcia

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***Original Messages Below***

The suspect who assaulted a victim early this morning on the Eastbank Esplanade is being booked into jail on a murder charge. Abel Nistor, 29, of Portland, was released from the hospital and Detectives booked him into the Multnomah County Detention Center on a charge of Murder in the Second Degree.

The name of the victim will be released after the medical examiner has determined official cause and manner of death, verified his identity, and the family has had time to make notifications to loved ones.

Preliminary investigation revealed that community members quickly stepped in to address the violent assault, including a waste transportation company employee, an armed security officer who happened to be in the area, and Station 21 firefighters. Central Precinct officers were on scene within 5 minutes of being dispatched.

This remains an open, active investigation. If anyone has information about this incident, and has not already spoken to police, please contact Detective Meghan Burkeen at Meghan.Burkeen@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-2092 or Detective Brian Sims at Brian.Sims@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-2079. Please reference case number 24-70278.

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***Original Message Below***

A victim is deceased and a suspect is in police custody after an assault on the Eastbank Esplanade.

On Friday, March 22, 2024 at 4:26a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of an assault in progress in the 00 block of Southeast Madison Street. When they arrived they found Portland Fire & Rescue firefighters from Station 21 already on scene, as well as other community members, who had intervened in the assault. Officers detained the suspect. The suspect was transported to the hospital by ambulance and is in police custody. No additional suspects are being sought.

The victim, believed to be an adult male, was deceased on scene.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit is responding to the scene to investigate. During the investigation, the multi-use path on the esplanade is blocked, but no vehicular traffic is affected.

If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Meghan Burkeen at Meghan.Burkeen@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-2092 or Detective Brian Sims at Brian.Sims@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-2079. Please reference case number 24-70278.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. Additional information will be released as appropriate.

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UPDATE: Driver Arrested, Indicted Following Fatal Crash in December 2023 - 03/28/24

An adult male was arrested and indicted for his role in a fatal crash in the Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood.

On Monday, December 25, 2023, at approximately 5:00 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a multi-vehicle crash near Southeast 122nd Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard. Officers found one person who was critically injured. The individual was transported to a local hospital where he died from injuries sustained in the crash. The initial investigation suggested the deceased, identified as 24-year-old Conner Wells, was the driver of one of the vehicles. Further investigation revealed Wells was not the driver, but instead the passenger in a vehicle driven by 26-year-old Martell Mason.

On Friday, January 26, 2024, a Multnomah County Grand Jury returned a 10-count indictment against Mason.

On Wednesday, March 27, 2024, members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested Mason on a warrant stemming from the indictment. Mason was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on the following charges: Manslaughter in the First Degree, Manslaughter in the Second Degree, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver, Reckless Driving, Assault in the Fourth Degree (two counts), and Recklessly Endangering Another Person (four counts).

Anyone with information about this crash, who has not yet spoken to police, is asked to contact the Traffic Investigations Unit via email at crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 23-331614.

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***Original Message Below***

On 12/25/23 at approximately 5:02 p.m. officers from the East Precinct responded to a report of a vehicle crash on Southeast 122nd Avenue just south of Southeast Powell Boulevard. One of the involved drivers suffered critical injuries and was transported to an area hospital by ambulance where they later died of their injuries. The Major Crash Team was activated to begin an investigation.

Southeast 122nd Avenue will be blocked at Southeast Powell Boulevard for several hours as investigators process the scene and collect evidence.

More information will be released when appropriate.

This is the third fatal crash in the City of Portland on Christmas Day.

Anyone with information on this incident who has not yet spoken to police is asked to call the Traffic Investigations Unit via email at crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 23-331614.

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UPDATE: Suspect in Stabbing, Standoff Identified - 03/27/24

The suspect in Wednesday morning’s stabbing and standoff in the Hazelwood Neighborhood has been identified as Beka Nebi Dekebo. The 29-year-old was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on the following charges: Attempted Murder in the Second Degree (Constituting Domestic Violence) and Unlawful Use of a Weapon (Constituting Domestic Violence).

The Portland Police Bureau would like to thank the community for exercising patience during this hours-long incident.

Anyone with information about this case, who has not yet spoken to investigators, is asked to email crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-74647.

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###Original Messages Below###

On Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at 2:21 a.m., officers from the East Precinct responded to the TriMet MAX stop at East Burnside Street and Southeast 122 Avenue on a female who had been stabbed multiple times. The woman was not assaulted on the MAX stop, she went there for help. A community member called on the victim’s behalf and waited until officers arrived. Once officers arrived, they provided the victim with first aid until paramedics arrived and transported her to an area hospital. The woman is expected to survive.

Officers were able to gather enough information to identify the suspect, his location and developed a plan to contact him. When officers attempted to contact the suspect, he yelled at officers that he would shoot them. Officers then moved away from the apartment and requested the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) respond to assist.

Officers attempted to negotiate with the suspect for hours. After unsuccessful negotiations, members of SERT made entry into the third story apartment and took the suspect into custody. The suspect was transported to East Precinct to be interviewed by detectives. The suspect’s name and charges will be released once he is booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

This incident is now resolved. Officers will be clearing the scene and opening streets shortly. There is no ongoing risk to the public and anyone with information about this incident who has not yet spoken to investigators is asked to please email crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-74647.

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###Original Message Below###

The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to the Hazelwood Neighborhood for a stabbing suspect who is barricaded in an apartment in the 12100 block of East Burnside. Streets in the surrounding area are closed to vehicle traffic. A PIO is responding to the scene. Responding media can go to the northeast corner of East Burnside and Northeast 122nd Avenue.

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PPB Gearing Up for Influx of Basketball Fans - 03/27/24

Thousands of basketball fans are expected to follow eight teams to Portland this week for the 2024 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, and the Portland Police Bureau is gearing up to facilitate a safe experience for visitors.

Teams and fans are already arriving in Portland for the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 games that will be played at Moda Center between Friday, March 29, 2024, and Monday, April 1, 2024. Throughout the duration of the tournament games, PPB is committed to increasing its presence in and around Downtown Portland. Beginning Wednesday afternoon, PPB will be conducting high-visibility patrols around the team and fan hotels. In addition, some traffic officers will be escorting team buses around the city, and when not providing that service, the officers will be patrolling city streets. Supplementing these efforts will be PPB’s Entertainment Detail working in Old Town and Downtown, and Central Precinct officers and the Bike Squad on routine patrol in the Downtown core.

“It is wonderful that Portland is one of the host cities for March Madness,” said Chief Bob Day. “It is important that the teams, our visitors, and local basketball fans feel welcomed while enjoying the games and supporting local businesses. This is an opportunity to showcase our city, and PPB members will be out in the community as visible as possible to help assist in making this a positive and safe event.”

PPB would like to congratulate Stanford, North Carolina State, Texas, Gonzaga, USC, Baylor, UConn, and Duke on successful seasons up to this point. Additionally, PPB would like to welcome the teams and their fans to Portland for the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 tournament games.

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UPDATE: Victim in Montavilla Neighborhood Shooting Identified (Photo) - 03/26/24

The individual shot and killed in the Montavilla Neighborhood has been identified as Jamirion Smith-Belhumeur, 18, of Portland. His family has been notified of his death. They provided the attached photo for public release, but they are requesting privacy at this time.

The Medical Examiner determined Smith-Belhumeur died of homicide by gunshot wounds.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Travis Law at travis.law@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0395 or Detective Ryan Foote at ryan.foote@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0781 and reference case number 24-73410.

Photo description: Portrait of Jamirion Smith-Belhumeur

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***Original Message Below***

One person is deceased following a shooting in the Montavilla Neighborhood.

On Monday, March 25, 2024, at approximately 4:25 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to reports of a shooting in the area of Northeast 93rd Avenue and Northeast Glisan Street. When officers arrived, they found an adult male suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Despite officers performing lifesaving measures, the victim died at the scene. No arrests have been made and no one has been detained.

The Portland Police Bureau’s Homicide Unit has responded to the scene to investigate. During the investigation, Northeast Glisan Street will be closed from Northeast 90th Avenue to I-205.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Travis Law at travis.law@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0395 or Detective Ryan Foote at ryan.foote@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0781 and reference case number 24-73410.

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

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Attached Media Files: Jamirion.jpg