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Portland Police, FBI to Increase Presence Downtown this Weekend - 07/23/21

The Portland Police Bureau will be adding resources to the downtown area this weekend following a tragic shooting last Saturday morning in which 18-year-old Makayla Maree Harris was killed and six people were injured.

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

In addition, during early morning hours, officers from North and East Precinct will be reassigned to Central Precinct to provide additional resources. Calls to 911 in those precincts will be prioritized for ones that present a danger to life safety. Lower priority calls may not be answered until resources are available. PPB asks the community if possible, to please report incidents online at https://portlandpolice.com . Or, try calling at a later time when appropriate. There will still be officers answering high priority calls, so community members should not hesitate to call if they need immediate police help.

"Last week's tragic shooting reverberated throughout the community," said Chief Chuck Lovell. "We are seeing almost nightly gun violence, but as things open up, we want people to feel safe, as they come downtown and gather in the Entertainment District. We are trying to use our resources effectively in order to accomplish this while also responding to 911 calls.

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Gun seized as evidence
Gun seized as evidence
Shooting Inside a Bar Leaves Three Hurt, One Critical (Photo) - 07/23/21

Three people were injured, one critically, in a shooting inside a bar in the Argay Terrace neighborhood.

On Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 10:01p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a shooting in a bar in the 13900 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard. When officers arrived they found a chaotic scene, with numerous witnesses and three people injured. One adult male had a gunshot wound to the chest. Another adult male was hit in the upper leg and an adult female was shot in the hip. Officers applied first aid, including at least one tourniquet, to the victims until Portland Fire and Rescue and American Medical Response took over care. The three victims were transported to a hospital by ambulance. One male remains in critical condition.

People in the bar tackled the suspect, a male, and tried to hold him down until police arrived, but he was able to get up and escape. A patron did wrestle away the gun and passed it along to police. It was placed in evidence (photo).

The Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) responded to the scene and is investigating. If anyone has information about this case, please reference case number 21-201085 and e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov .

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

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips. Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823 . Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

Preliminary information is that there have been 651 shooting incidents in the city of Portland this year, 181 involving injuries. In those, 215 people were injured by gunfire. The statistics are subject to change as more information is received and do not include suicide attempts. These are unofficial counts and recent cases may be misreported. For verified shooting information, see PPB's Open Data page at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/81203 . The dashboard is a representation of shooting incidents where a firearm was discharged and reported to the Portland Police Bureau. The report is updated approximately 15 days after the end of the month.

Photo description: black snubnose revolver with cylinder open

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Attached Media Files: Gun seized as evidence
Central Precinct Neighborhood Response Team Arrests Suspect In Downtown And Old Town Assaults - 07/22/21

On June 24, 2021 at about 6:10 p.m., a man was standing on the sidewalk near Southwest 6th Avenue and Southwest Morrison Street when an unknown suspect approached him and assaulted him without provocation (Case 21-161513). The victim fell to the ground with a head injury, the suspect ran off. The victim was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

On July 10, 2021 at about 8:32 p.m., another man was similarly assaulted as he stood near Southwest 6th Avenue and West Burnside Street (Case 21-188627). The unknown suspect approached and assaulted the victim who was transported to the hospital by ambulance with a serious head injury. The suspect fled before police arrived.

In both incidents the assaults were stranger to stranger and unprovoked and the suspect description was very similar. The suspect did not use any weapons during these assaults.
The Central Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) followed up on these cases in coordination with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office and the Strategic Prosecution and Services Unit. Investigating officers identified the suspect as 34-year-old Byron Earl Burks.

On July 21, 2021 shortly after 11:00 a.m., NRT officers had just completed a foot patrol in the Pearl District with neighborhood volunteers and residents, when they drove through Old Town near Northwest 6th Avenue and Northwest Davis Street. Officers recognized Burks standing on the sidewalk nearby and arrested him, then booked him into the Multnomah County Detention Center for Assault II and two counts of Assault IV. These are ongoing investigations.

Central Precinct NRT officers work on problem solving through coordination of community and city resources to solve chronic problems in order to decrease crime and increase neighborhood vitality. They assist patrol, engage with the community, conduct directed patrol and follow up investigations.

If anyone has information about either case is encouraged to share that information. Please reference the case number and e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov . There may have been other people assaulted by this suspect who have not reported it to police. They are encouraged to call and make the report.

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

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/
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Car with engine sheared away
Car with engine sheared away
Traffic #ALERT: Head-on Crash Closes Northeast Glisan St., Serious Injuries (Photo) - 07/21/21

Two vehicle occupants are in the hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries after a head-on crash on Northeast Glisan Street in the Hazelwood neighborhood, and the crash is now being investigated as an assault.

On Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 4:35p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a serious injury crash on Northeast Glisan Street near Northeast 114th Avenue. When they arrived they found two vehicles were serious damage, including one whose engine was sheared away (photos). Portland Fire and Rescue and American Medical Response responded and three people were transported to the hospital. Two of them, both adult males, were ejected from one of the vehicles. They have life threatening injuries. A driver in the other vehicle, also an adult male, was taken to the hospital with fractured legs.

Due to the seriousness of the injuries, the Portland Police Traffic Division Major Crash Team (MCT) was activated. During the investigation, Northeast Glisan Street is closed both directions between Northeast 112th Avenue and Northeast 114th Avenue.

Preliminary investigation suggest that a third vehicle hit one of the vehicles and the impact pushed it over the center line and head-on into the vehicle coming the opposite direction. The suspect vehicle left the scene before police were called. No suspect information is being released at this time. However, Assault detectives have been called and are working with the MCT. If anyone has information about the what happened before, during, or after the crash, has any video or photographic evidence, or knows anything about the suspect or suspect vehicle, they're asked to contact Detective Calvin Goldring at Calvin.Goldring@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0256, or Detective Anthony Zoeller at Anthony.Zoeller@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0743.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. An update will be provided when appropriate.

Photo 1 description: small white 4 door sedan with engine torn away, heavy damage, doors open, sits in a lawn. Another damaged car is in the background against a pole.
Photo 2 description: Piece of vehicle engine with two wheels lying in grass
Photo 3 description: A silver sedan with heavy front end damage rests against a utility pole
Photo 4 description: Silver sedan from the side. Police officers and firefighters seen working in the background

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Officer Identified in Tuesday Old Town Incident - 07/21/21

The officer involved in the shooting on July 20, 2021 is Officer Craig Lehman, an 8.8 year veteran of the Portland Police Bureau.

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Portland Police have identified the suspect from the officer involved shooting on July 21, 2021. 32-year-old Joshua Lyle Merritt was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Menacing.

The involved officer will be identified later today and will be interviewed within 48 hours of the incident. The officer is on paid administrative leave until the completion of the investigation.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing. Additional information will be released at the direction of investigators.

If anyone has information about this incident and has not already been interviewed by police, 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.

As part of the use of force review process, the Bureau will conduct an internal review of the entire incident, including the initial response, resources requested, tactics used, and post shooting actions. The case will go before the Police Review Board (PRB), which is composed of community members, Bureau members, and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division.

The Portland Police Bureau directive outlining the procedures followed after an officer involved shooting may be found at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/656780

Once the entire investigation and legal process is complete, the investigative files and any grand jury transcripts will be posted on the Bureau's Open Data page. This is the fourth Portland Police officer involved shooting in 2021. Information available about past officer-involved shootings can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/76940 .

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On July 20, 2021 at about 9:36 p.m., Portland Police were dispatched to an unwanted person in a convenience store in the 600 block of Northwest Naito Parkway. Prior to arrival officers were told the man was a white male adult who had taken food without paying then laid down on the floor refusing to leave.

Officers arrived at approximately 9:44 p.m. At approximately 9:52 p.m., an officer on the scene reported that police had been involved in a shooting. At about the same time, officers asked for medical aid for the suspect.

Officers spent several minutes trying to reach the suspect who had moved further into the convenience store. They reached him at about 9:56 p.m. and got him medical attention.
The suspect was transported to the hospital by ambulance with a non-life threatening wound.
No officers were harmed during this incident.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit is on scene investigating. If anyone has information about this incident and has not already been interviewed by officers, please contact Detective Michael Greenlee Michael.Greenlee@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0871 or Detective Brad Clifton Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0696.

"This is a situation that no officer wants to face. We are in the preliminary stages but will conduct a thorough investigation," said Chief Chuck Lovell, who was at the scene. "I want to thank everyone who responded to the scene as well as those who were out taking emergency calls in the city." Chief Lovell personally notified Mayor Ted Wheeler of this incident and the mayor’s chief of staff was at the scene.

The name of the involved bureau member will be released tomorrow, as per Bureau policy. The involved officer will remain on paid administrative leave until the completion of the investigation.

The Bureau may release additional information as appropriate. The involved officer will be interviewed by investigators within 48 hours.

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

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

Once the entire investigation and legal process is complete, the investigative files and any grand jury transcripts will be posted on the Bureau's Open Data page and can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/52175
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An officer involved shooting investigation is underway in the 600 block of Northwest Naito Parkway. One white male has been transported to the hospital by ambulance with what appears to be a non-life threatening wound. All officers are unhurt. There is no ongoing threat to the community.

Northwest Naito Parkway between Northwest Everett Street and Northwest 9th Avenue will be blocked during the investigation. The PIO is at the scene. Media Staging is near Northwest Ironside Terrace and Northwest Naito Parkway.
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UPDATE: Suspect in Officer Involved Shooting Incident Charged - 07/21/21

Portland Police have identified the suspect from the officer involved shooting on July 21, 2021. 32-year-old Joshua Lyle Merritt was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Menacing.

The involved officer will be identified later today and will be interviewed within 48 hours of the incident. The officer is on paid administrative leave until the completion of the investigation.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing. Additional information will be released at the direction of investigators.

If anyone has information about this incident and has not already been interviewed by police, 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.

As part of the use of force review process, the Bureau will conduct an internal review of the entire incident, including the initial response, resources requested, tactics used, and post shooting actions. The case will go before the Police Review Board (PRB), which is composed of community members, Bureau members, and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division.

The Portland Police Bureau directive outlining the procedures followed after an officer involved shooting may be found at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/656780

Once the entire investigation and legal process is complete, the investigative files and any grand jury transcripts will be posted on the Bureau's Open Data page. This is the fourth Portland Police officer involved shooting in 2021. Information available about past officer-involved shootings can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/76940 .

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On July 20, 2021 at about 9:36 p.m., Portland Police were dispatched to an unwanted person in a convenience store in the 600 block of Northwest Naito Parkway. Prior to arrival officers were told the man was a white male adult who had taken food without paying then laid down on the floor refusing to leave.

Officers arrived at approximately 9:44 p.m. At approximately 9:52 p.m., an officer on the scene reported that police had been involved in a shooting. At about the same time, officers asked for medical aid for the suspect.

Officers spent several minutes trying to reach the suspect who had moved further into the convenience store. They reached him at about 9:56 p.m. and got him medical attention.
The suspect was transported to the hospital by ambulance with a non-life threatening wound.
No officers were harmed during this incident.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit is on scene investigating. If anyone has information about this incident and has not already been interviewed by officers, please contact Detective Michael Greenlee Michael.Greenlee@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0871 or Detective Brad Clifton Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0696.

"This is a situation that no officer wants to face. We are in the preliminary stages but will conduct a thorough investigation," said Chief Chuck Lovell, who was at the scene. "I want to thank everyone who responded to the scene as well as those who were out taking emergency calls in the city." Chief Lovell personally notified Mayor Ted Wheeler of this incident and the mayor’s chief of staff was at the scene.

The name of the involved bureau member will be released tomorrow, as per Bureau policy. The involved officer will remain on paid administrative leave until the completion of the investigation.

The Bureau may release additional information as appropriate. The involved officer will be interviewed by investigators within 48 hours.

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

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

Once the entire investigation and legal process is complete, the investigative files and any grand jury transcripts will be posted on the Bureau's Open Data page and can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/52175
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An officer involved shooting investigation is underway in the 600 block of Northwest Naito Parkway. One white male has been transported to the hospital by ambulance with what appears to be a non-life threatening wound. All officers are unhurt. There is no ongoing threat to the community.

Northwest Naito Parkway between Northwest Everett Street and Northwest 9th Avenue will be blocked during the investigation. The PIO is at the scene. Media Staging is near Northwest Ironside Terrace and Northwest Naito Parkway.
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Missing Person Found Safe - 07/21/21

Mariah Roberts has been located safe and is no longer considered missing.
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Portland Police Missing Persons Detectives would like help locating 21-year-old Mariah Roberts. Roberts left her residence in southeast Portland on July 9, 2021 a little after noon and has not returned. Roberts functions at the level of an adolescent which may make her vulnerable.

Roberts may have been seen in Woodburn and Salem, and was possibly heading to Eugene.
She was last seen wearing a red Champion logo sweatshirt, black Adidas shorts, black socks and white shoes. Roberts is about 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs about 100 pounds. She has straight dark hair past her shoulders and wears black rimmed glasses.

Anyone who sees Roberts is asked to call the police and reference Portland Police case 21-187715. Anyone who may have seen Roberts days ago or has other information about this missing case that is not timely may share that at missing@portlandoregon.gov.

Photo: Mariah Roberts by a creek
Photo: Mariah Roberts ID photo
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Gun and ammunition
Gun and ammunition
Enhanced Community Safety Team Follow Up Leads To Arrest Of Suspect (Photo) - 07/19/21

On June 15th, 2021 at about 10:04 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a shooting near North Lombard Street and North New York Avenue. A person in a vehicle fired multiple times at several pedestrians on foot in the area. Fortunately there were no injuries to the intended victims, however unoccupied business were struck by gunfire.

Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) detectives opened an investigation and were able to positively identify the suspect in this shooting incident as 42-year-old William Louis Spencer Jr.

On July 15th, 2021 ECST detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Mr. Spencer for Attempted Murder II, Attempt Assault I, Unlawful Use of a Weapon (Firearm) and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

On July 16, 2021 at about 3:00 p.m., ECST assisted by members of the Metro Safe Streets Task Force including special agents from the FBI and officers from the Gresham Police Department, located Mr. Spencer in a car near North Macrum Avenue and North Junction Street. Members from the Portland Police Bureau Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) safely took Mr. Spencer into custody there. ECST, SERT conducted a follow up search warrant at a residence in the 9400 Block of North Dwight Avenue. This search resulted in the recovery of a firearm with an obliterated serial number and other related evidence.

Mr. Spencer was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center for the charges listed in the arrest warrant.

Portland Police Bureau investigators rely on community assistance in solving violent crime. If anyone has information about this case, please reference case number 21-162772 and e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov .

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

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

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

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

Photo: Handgun in case with ammunition
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Attached Media Files: Gun and ammunition
Makayla Maree Harris
Makayla Maree Harris
UPDATE: Homicide Victim Identified In Downtown Portland Shooting (Photo) - 07/19/21

The woman who died after being shot on July 17, 2021 in downtown Portland has been identified as 18-year-old Makayla Maree Harris.

Detectives do not have other new information to release, however they think witnesses may have left right after the shooting without talking to police.

If anyone has information, witnessed any part of what happened, or has video related to this incident please contact Detective Brian Sims at Brian.Sims@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-2079 or Detective Scott Broughton Scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov or 503 823-3774.

Photo description: Makayla Harris smiling
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The most severely injured victim from the shooting in Downtown Portland has died at the hospital. She is an adult female, but her identity is not being released at this time.

The number of victims confirmed struck by gunfire is seven, not eight as initially believed. That figure may change again as more information comes in. It's possible that some of the injured may have left the scene on their own without talking to officers. The six others struck by gunfire have wounds of varying degrees of severity, though their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Homicide Detectives were called out to investigate. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Brian Sims at Brian.Sims@portlandoregon.gov ; 503-823-2079 or Detective Scott Broughton Scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov ; (503) 823-3774. It's believed that many potential witnesses ran off after the shooting and may not have provided information to investigators. If anyone has information, witnessed any part of what happened, or has video of anything that happened prior to, during, or after the shooting, they're asked to reach out to the detectives. And if anyone self-treated their injuries and have not yet contacted investigators, they're asked to do so as soon as possible. The case number is 21-195477.

No suspect information is being released at this time. This is an active homicide investigation and more details will be released when appropriate.

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

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

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

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Eight people are being treated for injuries after a shooting in downtown Portland, including at least one with serious, life threatening wounds.

On Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 2:10a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of multiple people shot in the 300 block of Southwest 3rd Avenue. When officers arrived they found many people injured. The officers initiated lifesaving measures and secured the scene for paramedics to respond. So far 8 patients have been located and transported to the hospital by ambulance. At least one is considered life threatening. There appeared to be both male and female adults hit by bullets.

The suspect or suspects left the scene before police were called and no one has been arrested. No suspect descriptions are being released at this time.

Officers have closed Southwest 3rd Avenue from Southwest Oak Street to Southwest Washington Street for the investigation. The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be released when appropriate.

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Attached Media Files: Makayla Maree Harris
SERT Completes Block Search Without Locating Suspects - Perimeter Breaks Down - 07/19/21

At about 4:18 a.m., the Portland Police Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) completed a yard by yard search of the perimeter officers set. SERT did not find the robbery suspects. Without further leads or other actionable information to follow, incident commanders broke down the perimeter.

The investigation into the robbery is ongoing.
There is no further need for residents within the perimeter to shelter in place.
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On July 19, 2021 at about 12:58 a.m., Portland Police officers were dispatched to the 3300 block of Southeast 122nd Avenue when a person reported their pickup truck had been stolen at gunpoint. As officers responded they learned that the victim was tracking the location of the stolen vehicle because a cell phone was left in it when the truck was stolen. The victim provided updates as to the location of the truck.

Responding officers followed the updates and found the truck near Southeast 124th Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard. As officers approached they saw two men in the truck and two other men near it. All four men fled on foot into the neighborhood.

Officers set a perimeter from Southeast 122nd Avenue to Southeast 129th Avenue and Southeast Tibbetts Street to Southeast Powell Boulevard. Because officers believed they had armed robbery suspects contained within that perimeter they called for assistance from the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT). SERT and CNT responded.

Supervisors on the scene of the perimeter requested that shelter in place recommendation go out to residents within the perimeter using a reverse 911 directory.

Responding media may stage in the Safeway parking lot along Southeast 122nd Avenue south of Southeast Powell Boulevard.

The Portland Police will provide updates when there is new information to share.
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Joseph Dewey
Joseph Dewey
Update: Victim Shot and Killed in Parkrose Neighborhood Identified (Photo) - 07/18/21

The person killed in Saturday’s shooting has been identified as 34 year-old Joseph Douglas Dewey of Portland. Dewey’s family has been notified of his death and provided the attached photos for release.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and determine Dewey died from a gunshot wound and ruled the death a homicide.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Shaye Samora at Shaye.Samora@portlandoregon.gov ; 503-823-0768 or Detective Erik Kammerer at Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov ; 503-823-0762.

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

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

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

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

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A man was shot and killed in the Parkrose Neighborhood.

On Saturday, July 17, 2021 a 6:28a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of someone shot in the 11300 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard. When officers arrived they found a victim who was unresponsive. They attempted lifesaving measures and requested paramedics, but the victim was deceased. The victim's name will be released after the Oregon State Medical Examiner (M.E.) performs an autopsy, verifies identity, and notifies next of kin. The M.E. will determine cause and manner of death.

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

Homicide unit Detectives are investigating. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Shaye Samora at Shaye.Samora@portlandoregon.gov ; 503-823-0768 or Detective Erik Kammerer at Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov ; 503-823-0762.

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

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Attached Media Files: Joseph Dewey , Joseph Dewey
Gun 1
Gun 1
Traffic Pursuit of Armed Robbery Suspects Leads to SERT Callout, Arrests (Photo) - 07/18/21

Four suspects were taken in custody after a series of early morning armed robberies, a traffic pursuit, and a neighborhood search with the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT).

On Sunday, July 18, 2021 at 5:00a.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of an armed robbery at a convenience store in the 10300 block of Southeast Holgate Boulevard. About 5 minutes later another armed robbery at a convenience store at 11000 block of Southeast Foster Road. Officers learned that the suspects were armed with handguns and drove off in a vehicle.

An officer found a vehicle matching the description in the area of Southeast Foster Road and Southeast 140th Avenue and attempted to stop it. The vehicle's driver failed to stop, driving away at a high rate of speed. Officers pursued the vehicle until the occupants stopped the car and ran off into the neighborhood near Northeast 162nd Avenue and Northeast Halsey Street. Officers set up a perimeter around the neighborhood. A gun was recovered from the car (photo). The gun is believed to be an airsoft rifle.

Due to the information that the suspects were armed, the incident commander requested SERT to respond. The neighborhood residents were asked to shelter in place.

At 6:53a.m., a perimeter officer spotted some occupants of a vehicle that matched the suspects' descriptions. Officers stopped the vehicle near Northeast 162nd Avenue and Northeast Stanton Street. Four suspects were taken into custody and detained for further investigation. It was determined that the suspects were in a rideshare vehicle. The rideshare driver was cooperative with the investigation. A handgun was recovered from under a seat of the rideshare vehicle (photo). The gun was an airsoft-style gun.

Officers did not locate a fifth suspect believed to have run from the car that was pursued. At about 10:00a.m., the search was completed, the perimeter cleared, and the shelter in place order lifted.

Robbery Detectives are investigating. They connected two of the occupants to six armed robberies, all involving convenience stores this morning:

2:19a.m.: 6000 block of Northeast Win Sivers Rd
2:46a.m.: 6200 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard
4:41a.m.: 7100 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard
5:00a.m.: 10300 block of Southeast Holgate Boulevard
5:04a.m.: 11000 block of Southeast Foster Road
Another case in Wood Village (Multnomah County Sheriff's office)

One adult male, Rashun C. Tyler, 24, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Robbery in the First Degree (6 counts). A juvenile male was booked into the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Center on charges of Robbery in the First Degree (6 counts). Two juvenile females were released to guardians without charges. The investigation into the identity of the remaining suspect is continuing.

Photo 1 description: A rifle on a vehicle interior floorboard partially under a seat
Photo 2 description: A handgun under a vehicle seat

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Attached Media Files: Gun 1 , Gun 2
Stabbing in Old Town Leaves One Injured - 07/17/21

A man is recovering from a stab wound after a fight in Old Town, and the other involved person was detained for investigation.

On Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 1:01p.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a disturbance at Northwest 3rd Avenue and Northwest Glisan Street. Officers located an adult male patient bleeding from a serious wound to his leg. Officers applied a tourniquet to stem the bleeding and requested Portland Fire and Rescue and American Medical Response Paramedics to respond. The patient was transported to a hospital and treated. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Officers began an investigation and gathered information about a suspect. About 20 minutes after the call was dispatched, they located the suspect at Northwest 5th Avenue and Northwest Glisan Street. The adult male suspect was detained and interviewed by detectives. Preliminary investigation is that the man acted in self-defense. He has been released without charges pending further investigation. A involved knife has been seized as evidence.

Assault Unit Detectives are still investigating. If anyone has information about this incident, please e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 21-195841.

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Gun seized as evidence
Gun seized as evidence
Arrest Made in Injury Shooting from May (Photo) - 07/16/21

The Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) has made an arrest in a shooting case from May.

On May 5, 2021 East Precinct Officers responded to a shooting and motor vehicle crash in the area of Southeast 162nd Avenue and Southeast Taylor Street (PPB Case 21-120348). A juvenile male suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries. ECST detectives opened an investigation and identified Samaryia Lambert, 23, as a suspect in this shooting. ECST detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Lambert for Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Assault in the Second Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon (Firearm), and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

On July 14, 2021 at about 4:30a.m., members of PPB’s Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) executed a search warrant in the 100 block of Southeast 160th Avenue in an effort to apprehend Lambert and search a related residence. Lambert jumped from a window several stories high in an effort to evade capture. SERT members assisted by personnel from ECST and East Precinct were able to safely apprehend Lambert a short time later at a nearby location without use of force. Lambert suffered serious injuries from his attempted escape and was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

During the search of Lambert's residence, several firearms and other related evidence was recovered.

In the afternoon of July 15, 2021, Lambert was released from the hospital and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on the arrest warrant and an outstanding parole violation warrant for an unrelated burglary.

photo description: A Glock 17 pistol with an extended magazine

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Attached Media Files: Gun seized as evidence
Help Identify Suspect In Property Crimes Along NW 23rd - 07/14/21

The Portland Police Bureau is asking for help identifying a suspect who has caused property damage in Northwest Portland.

On June 29, 2021 at about 12:48 p.m., a man walked along the sidewalk of Northwest 23rd Avenue knocking over restaurant sandwich board signs. The same man removed metal garbage can lids and threw them at parked vehicles, causing thousands of dollars of damage.

Portland Police would like help identifying the man and are sharing a short video clip that shows the man throw a garbage can lid against a parked vehicle. The man, and the owner of that particular vehicle, have not been identified.

Anyone who can identify the man or the owner of the vehicle is asked to contact Sgt. Peter McConnell at peter.mcconnell@portlandoregon.gov.

Follow this link to access the video: https://youtu.be/39nS2uKAaHU
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Police Respond To Separate Explosions In Northeast Portland - 07/12/21

On July 10, 2021 at about 11:33 p.m., officers responded to the sound of a loud explosion in the area of Northeast 87th Avenue and Northeast Fremont Street. Officers arrived and found a book exchange box had been destroyed. There was debris of wood and books spread around the scene. Flying debris appeared to have caused minor damage to at least two residences, but nobody was injured.

On July 12, 2021 at about 1:18 a.m., officers responded to the sound of a loud explosion on Northeast 148th Avenue. When they arrived they found a brick mailbox enclosure and a mailbox near Northeast 148th Avenue and East Burnside Street had been destroyed. Debris landed up to one hundred feet away. Nobody was injured.

These incidents are under investigation by the Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit (EDU) and the Portland Fire Arson Investigations Unit.

Anyone with video of these incidents or other information is asked to email Detective Meredith Hopper Meredith.Hopper@portlandoregon.gov.
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Messiah Daniels
Messiah Daniels
Missing 7-year-old Found Safe Thanks to Tweet and Some Alert Neighbors (Photo) - 07/09/21

The 7-year-old boy who was missing in the Sabin/Irvington Neighborhood is safe with officers now and headed back home. Shortly after PPB put out the message on Twitter (@portlandpolice), alert neighbors near Northeast 14th Avenue and Northeast Failing Street who had seen the tweet saw Messiah Daniels playing with a cat in their neighborhood. They called PPB, and officers located Messiah safe and sound. He's being returned home to family. Thanks to everyone who kept an eye out!

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A 7-year-old boy is missing from the Sabin/Irvington Neighborhood and officers are asking for help finding him to bring him home.

On Friday, July 9, 2021 at about 5:30p.m., Messiah Daniels was seen leaving his home in the 3200 block of Northeast 16th Avenue and has not been seen since. North Precinct officers got the call he was missing and are currently looking for him. But he has still not been located and PPB is asking for help from the public.

Messiah has a history of running away, but his extremely young age and small size raises concerns for his welfare. Messiah is an African American boy, 4' tall, 50 pounds, wearing gray shirt with burgundy sleeves, blue jeans, and blue and white shoes. He was riding a skateboard. He has been known to run to the area of Delta Park and the Taco Bell located at 7415 Northeast Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard. Messiah is familiar with Tri-Met and the Boys and Girls Club. He knows his name, phone number, and home address.

If anyone sees him or knows where he is now, please call 911. If anyone has non-time sensitive information about Messiah, please e-mail the Missing Persons Unit at missing@portlandoregon.gov.

Photo description: Messiah Daniels standing in a playground smiling at camera

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Attached Media Files: Messiah Daniels
Phillip Bratcher
Phillip Bratcher
UPDATE: Missing Person Phillip Bratcher Found Safe (Photo) - 07/09/21

Phillip Bratcher has been located safe at another medical facility. Shortly after this press release and subsequent media reports, the Portland Police Bureau received a call that helped us confirm that he is ok. PPB is grateful to all who looked for Phillip.

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A missing endangered man is sought and the Portland Police Bureau is asking the public to watch for him and let us know if he is seen.

On Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at 11:53a.m., officers, including an officer with the Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT), responded to a welfare check call in the 7900 block of Southeast Aspen Summit Drive. They met a resident, Phillip Bratcher, 64, who had an immediate need for medical treatment. They facilitated getting him by ambulance to the Portland Adventist hospital.

He was treated and was last seen leaving the hospital at 10123 Southeast Market Street at about 7:30p.m. Wednesday. He has not made it home. He has mental and physical health conditions and may be confused or have no memory. He may be using the Tri-Met system, but does not have any money. He also may be in the Parkrose Neighborhood along Northeast Wygant Street, as he believes he lives there.

Phillip is a white male, 6' tall, 250lbs., with long salt and pepper hair and a beard. It's unknown what clothing he was wearing. See attached photo of him that was provided by family for public release.

If anyone sees him, please call 911. If anyone has non-time sensitive information about this case, please e-mail missing@portlandoregon.gov. The case number is 21-186039.

Photo description: Indoor photo of Bratcher looking at camera

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Attached Media Files: Phillip Bratcher
Morning Shots Fired Calls In Portland - One Person Wounded - 07/08/21

Portland Police officers responded to at least four shootings through the morning hours of July 8, 2021.

Among the shooting incidents, one person was shot, and residences were struck by bullets.

At about 2:55 a.m., officers heard gunshots in the Hazelwood neighborhood near Northeast 102nd Avenue and East Burnside Street (case 21-185779). They went into the area and found that an apartment on Northeast 102nd Avenue had been hit. There was nobody inside when officers arrived and nobody appeared to have been injured. Officers found more than 10 cartridge casings at the scene.

At about 4:04 a.m., officers responded to the report of shots fired in the Centennial neighborhood, near the 16000 block of Southeast Alder Street (case 21-185801). They arrived to find that two separate apartments had been struck by bullets, although nobody was injured. Officers found more than 10 cartridge casings at the scene.

At about 4: 52 a.m., officers responded to the report of shots in the Montavilla neighborhood, near Southeast 89th Avenue and Southeast Hawthorne Street (21-185814). Officers arrived and found that a residence and a vehicle had been hit by bullets, but nobody was injured. Officers found at least 20 cartridge casings at the scene.

At about 7:09 a.m., officers responded to the report of shots in the Reed neighborhood, near Southeast 28th Avenue and Southeast Holgate Boulevard (case 21-185866). Officers arrived and found a person at the gas station suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. That victim was transported by ambulance to the hospital. Officers secured the crime scene and searched the area for a suspect. The Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) responded to investigate.

Each of these cases is an open investigation and any additional information will be released at the direction of the investigators. At this time, there is no information to suggest that these incidents are related.

If anyone has information about any of these open cases, please reference the corresponding case number and e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov .

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

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

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

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

In 2021 there have been nearly 600 shooting incidents in the City of Portland, and nearly 200 people wounded by gunfire.
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June Car Crash In Northeast Portland Results In Death Of Driver - 07/07/21

On Sunday, June 27, 2021, at about 12:37 a.m., Portland Police officers in East Precinct were dispatched to a collision between two cars at Northeast 148th Avenue and Northeast Halsey Street.

The Portland Police Major Crash Team responded to investigate.

The investigation revealed that a car going east on Northeast Halsey Street drove through a red light and collided with a car going south on Northeast 148th Avenue. Both drivers were seriously injured in the collision and were transported by ambulance to the hospital. There were no other passengers in either car.

The driver of car going south was identified as 46-year-old Jeremy R. Hudson of Portland.

On July 6, 2021, Hudson died as result of his injuries.

This crash remains under investigation. Any additional information will be released at the direction of the investigator.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Officer Chris Johnson Chris.Johnson@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-2213.

This is the 33rd fatal crash in Portland in 2021.
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Seth Thompson
Seth Thompson
UPDATE #4: Fire Victims Identities Released, Request for Information About Cause of Fire (Photo) - 07/07/21

The Oregon State Medical Examiner has identified the two men killed in Sunday's apartment fire on Northeast Weidler Street as Robert William Gremillion, 31, and Seth Robert Thompson, 31. Their families have been notified of their deaths. Additionally, a 25-year-old woman is in the hospital with critical injuries suffered during the fire. Their families are not interested in granting media interviews at this time.

The investigation in the cause of the fire continues. Fire investigators believe that there are people with critical information who have not come forward. If anyone has information they're asked to e-mail Detective Meredith Hopper at Meredith.hopper@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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

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


Photo Description: Family photo of Robert Gremillion
Photo Description: Family photo of Robert Thompson

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Portland Police Detective Division arson investigators have identified people seen in photos in the area of the July 4, 2021 apartment fire in northeast Portland. Investigators no longer need tips regarding their identity.

The investigation of the fire continues.

Anyone with information about the fire may contact Detective Meredith Hopper at Meredith.Hopper@portlandoregon.gov.

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Portland Police Detective Division arson investigators have released photographs of people seen in the area of a July 4, 2021 apartment fire in which two people died. The people shown in the pictures may have information useful to the investigation.

Anyone who can identify any of these people is asked to call Detective Meredith Hopper 503-793-9271 or Meredith.Hopper@portlandoregon.gov.

Photo 1: Four people on a sidewalk, child being carried
Photo 2: Three people walking, one carrying a child
Photo 3: Three people walking close together, one carrying a child
Photo 4: Three people walking away, one carrying a child
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Portland Police Bureau (PPB) and Portland Fire and Rescue (PF&R) investigators have confirmed two people have died and four injured in a large apartment fire overnight, and arson investigators are asking for help from the public to determine the cause of the fire.

On Sunday, July 4, 2021 at 3:30a.m., PPB officers from North Precinct were dispatched to assist PF&R on a structure fire in the 2200 block of Northeast Weidler Street. Officers closed streets and helped create an area for firefighters to work and extinguish the flames. See PF&R press release for additional information.

After the fire scene was stabilized, fire crews worked to locate residents. Not all have been accounted for. Investigators are asking that anyone who lives there or was known to be there last night and has not given their information to a police officer or firefighter to please call 503-823-INFO (4636).

So far two deceased people have been found. Their identities are not being released at this time.

Additionally, investigators from PPB and PF&R are working collaboratively to determine the cause of the fire. That work continues, and no cause has been determined. However, there are reports that fireworks were heard in the area shortly before the fire. Investigators are asking for any information from the public that might help them learn more about what happened. If anyone saw anything suspicious, has photos or video of the fire, or any other relevant information, please call 503-823-INFO or e-mail Detective Meredith Hopper at Meredith.Hopper@portlandoregon.gov.

More information will be released when appropriate.

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Attached Media Files: Seth Thompson , Robert Gremillion
Mui Tran identification picture
Mui Tran identification picture
Missing Person in Southeast Portland Located (Photo) - 07/06/21

Mui Tran is no longer missing. She was located this afternoon in southeast Portland and will return home safe.
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Portland Police Missing Person detectives would like help from the community locating a woman who has not been seen by family since July 4, 2021.

71-year-old Mui Tran left home in the area of Southeast Holgate and Southeast 83rd Avenue at about 7:00 p.m. on Sunday. She goes on walks regularly in the area of Eastport Plaza, but may have been disoriented by loud noises associated with fireworks that night. Tran has medical problems that cause her to be confused or have difficulty remembering things.

She takes medications, but does not have them with her. She left home without money, identification or a cell phone. She is not familiar with the transit system.

Tran is described as about 5'3" and weighs about 120 pounds and has gray hair. She was last seen wearing black clothing with a red floral design, a green shirt or jacket and sandals. Her primary language Vietnamese.

Anyone with information about Mui Tran is asked to call police or email information to missing@portlandoregon.gov.

Photo: DMV photo of Mui Tran
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Attached Media Files: Mui Tran identification picture
Pedestrian Identified In Northeast 33rd Drive Fatal Collision - 07/06/21

The pedestrian who died after being hit by a vehicle in the 10000 block of Northeast 33rd Drive on July 5, 2021 has been identified as 34-year-old Michael L. Bute.

The street where this happened was incorrectly listed as 33rd Ave in an earlier release.
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On July 5, 2021, at about 1:32 a.m., Portland Police were dispatched to a pedestrian struck near 10000 Northeast 33rd Drive. Officers arrived and found a person down in the roadway. The driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian remained at the scene and cooperated with police.

The preliminary investigation showed that the vehicle was going north on Northeast 33rd Avenue and hit the pedestrian, who was in the street.

The Portland Police Major Crash Team responded and took over the investigation.
This is the 31st traffic fatality in Portland in 2021.
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Follow Up On Shooting Incident In Southwest Portland Leads To Arrest - 07/06/21

In the early morning hours of June 29, 2021 Portland Police officers from Central Precinct responded to a shooting incident at the Stephens Creek Crossing Apartments in Southwest Portland in which nearly 30 rounds were fired at persons, and indiscriminately into occupied apartments. Nobody was hit by the gunfire.

The suspect, 32-year-old Luke Stolarzyk, was injured when witnesses disarmed and detained him until police arrived. He was transported by ambulance to the hospital. Officers processed the scene, interviewed witnesses, and recovered several firearms. Since the suspect was hospitalized, officers cited him for multiple counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Criminal Mischief and Discharging a Firearm in the City.

The Central Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) began follow up on the incident the same day, followed leads and developed more detailed information. Based on the NRT investigation an arrest warrant was issued for Attempted Murder, and related charges. On July 5, 2021, officers took Stolarzyk into custody for the warrant when he was finally released from the hospital, and booked him into the Multnomah County jail.

Central Precinct NRT officers work on problem solving through coordination of community and city resources to solve chronic problems in order to decrease crime and increase neighborhood vitality. They assist patrol, engage with the community, conduct directed patrol and follow up investigations.
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Fatal Crash On Southeast Powell Boulevard Monday Night - 07/06/21

On July 5, 2021 at about 9:25 p.m., Portland Police officers from East Precinct were dispatched to a collision near Southeast Powell Boulevard and Southeast 143rd Avenue. A passenger in one of the cars died.

The investigation revealed a car travelling east on Southeast Powell Boulevard crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with a car travelling west. The drivers of both cars were transported by ambulance to hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. A passenger in the westbound car was also transported by ambulance, but did not survive.

The Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team responded to the scene and took over the investigation.

This was the 32nd traffic fatality in Portland in 2021.
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Evidence on NE Wygant Street
Evidence on NE Wygant Street
Over 80 Shots Fired In Saturday Night Shooting - Apartments and Cars Hit (Photo) - 07/05/21

On July 3, 2021 at about 9:04 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct responded to a shots fired call near Northeast 7th Avenue and Northeast Wygant Street. Multiple callers reported hearing gunshots.

When officers arrived they contacted witnesses and found evidence of a shooting, including over 80 cartridge casings along Northeast Wygant Street between Northeast 7th Avenue and Northeast 8th Avenue. Officers found four apartments that had been hit by gunfire, including occupied apartments. At least four vehicles were hit by gunfire. Police did not find anyone who had been wounded. Suspects fled prior to police arriving.

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

To date there have been approximately 579 shooting incidents in the City of Portland in 2021, more than twice the number during the same time in 2020.

If anyone has information about this case, please reference case 21-181233 and e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov .

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

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

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

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

Photo 1: Street view with evidence

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Attached Media Files: Evidence on NE Wygant Street
Tyson Morlock
Tyson Morlock
UPDATE: Person Killed in Stabbing Identified - 07/03/21

The person killed in Thursday's stabbing has been identified as Tyson L. Morlock, 27. Morlock’s family has been notified of his death and provided the attached photos for release.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and determine Morlock died from a stab wound and ruled the death a homicide.

The person who stabbed Morlock remained at the scene and was interviewed by homicide detectives. This person has not been charged at this time and we are not releasing his name. PPB Homicide Detectives are working with the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Detectives Jeffrey Pontius at Jeffery.Pontius@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0433 or Detective Travis Law at Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0395.

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A person stabbed in the Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood has died at the hospital and a homicide investigation is underway.

On Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 3:37a.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a stabbing Southeast Division Street and Southeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard.

When officers arrived they located an adult male patient, rendering aid and securing the scene for paramedics. The patient was transported by ambulance to a hospital where, despite lifesaving efforts, he died. His identity and cause of death will be released after an autopsy by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office.

Another involved person, an adult male, remained on scene is and is cooperating with investigators. No suspects are being sought and no arrests have been made.

The Portland Police Bureau Homicide Unit is investigating. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Jeffrey Pontius at Jeffery.Pontius@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0433, or Detective Travis Law at Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0395.

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Attached Media Files: Tyson Morlock
Crash Scene
Crash Scene
UPDATE: Motorcyclist Killed in Crash Identified (Photo) - 07/02/21

The motorcyclist who died in Thursday's crash in the Wilkes Neighborhood is identified as Michael Gazeley-Romney, 31, of Portland. His family has been notified of his death.

Preliminary information is that a 2007 Chevrolet minivan was northbound Northeast 162nd Avenue turning to westbound Northeast Sandy Boulevard proceeding through the intersection on a green light. The motorcycle, a 2009 Suzuki, was eastbound on Northeast Sandy Boulevard and proceeded on a red light, colliding with the driver's side front quarter panel of the minivan. Gazeley-Romney was deceased at the scene. One of two occupants of the minivan suffered minor injuries, which were treated at the scene.

No charges or citations have been issued.

This is the 37th MCT activation and 30th traffic fatality for 2021 in the City of Portland. In 2020, our highest fatality year in 3 decades, we did not hit 30 fatalities until August 30th, putting us 2 months ahead of that pace.

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A motorcycle rider is deceased after a crash in the Wilkes Neighborhood and the Major Crash Team is on scene.

On Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 12:29p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of a crash at Northeast Sandy Boulevard and Northeast 162nd Avenue. When officers arrived they located two vehicles involved, a van and a motorcycle (photo). The motorcyclist was severely injured, and died after lifesaving efforts by paramedics.

The driver of the van remained on scene and is cooperating with officers.

The Portland Police Major Crash Team is on scene. During the investigation, both Northeast Sandy Boulevard and Northeast 162nd Avenue are blocked.

More information will be released when appropriate.

Photo description: A heavily damaged motorcycle lies on the street in an intersection while a police officer takes measurements nearby. A damaged blue minivan rests against a guardrail. In the background are police vehicles with lights flashing.

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Attached Media Files: Crash Scene
Crash Scene
Crash Scene
UPDATE: Deceased Driver in Northeast Portland Crash Identified - 07/01/21

The deceased driver is identified as Delbert E. Downing, 51 of Longview. His family has been notified of his death.

Preliminary investigation suggests the crash was immediately preceded by a road rage encounter between known persons. All involved have been contacted and the investigation is continuing.

If anyone has information about this incident and has not spoken to police, please contact Traffic Investigations Unit Officer Chris Johnson at Chris.Johnson@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-2213.

This is the 36th Major Crash Team activation and 29th traffic fatality for 2021 in the City of Portland. Today there was another fatal crash and MCT activation (see other release).

Photo description: Two pickup trucks with heavy front end damage. Absorbent material spread across liquid on the roadway.

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A fatal traffic crash has a major thoroughfare shut down for an investigation.

On Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 5:17p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a crash at Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard and Northeast Columbia Boulevard. When officers arrived they found three vehicles involved, including two that appeared to impact head-on. A patient was transported to a hospital by ambulance, where the patient died.

Two other vehicles were involved. A driver of one of the vehicles had minor injuries but was transported to a hospital as a precaution. The other driver was not injured.

The Portland Police Traffic Division Major Crash Team is investigating. During the investigation, Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard is closed north of Northeast Columbia Boulevard.

If anyone has information about this incident, please call police non-emergency at 503 823-3333 and reference case number 21-177749.

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Attached Media Files: Crash Scene
John A. Rutherford
John A. Rutherford
UPDATE #2: Next of Kin Located for Man Struck by MAX Train (Photo) - 07/01/21

Within hours of putting out a request for information, family of John Rutherford have been located thanks to a news report. The Portland Police Bureau is grateful for the help from the press and the public.

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The person that was struck by the MAX train on June 5th is identified as John Andrew Rutherford, 49, of Portland.

The Portland Police Bureau and the Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s Office have attempted to contact Mr. Rutherford’s next-of-kin and have not been successful. Investigators are requesting assistance from the community with next-of-kin contact information. The attached photograph is being included in an effort to help identify next of kin.

Those that have information may contact Officer Garrett Dow at 503-823-5070 or Garrett.Dow@portlandoregon.gov . The public may also contact the Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s Office at 503-988-0055.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to thank the many witnesses who contacted investigators to report what they saw that day. The investigation is ongoing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Alexzander J. Hensey laughing
Alexzander J. Hensey laughing
Rocky Butte Shooting Homicide Victim Identified (Photo) - 06/29/21

The victim in the June 28, 2021 shooting on Rocky Butte has been identified as Alexzander J. Hensey, 20.

The autopsy determined Hensey died from gunshot wounds and his death was ruled a homicide.

This is an ongoing investigation and any additional information will be released at the direction of investigators.

Anyone with information about this incident may contact Detective Michael Jones Michael.Jones@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Ryan Foote 503-823-823-0781 Ryan.Foote@portlandoregon.gov.

Photo 1: Alexzander J. Hensey laughing
Photo 2: Alexzander J. Hensey using cell phone
Photo 3: Alexzander J. Hensey in vehicle
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On June 28, 2021, at about 4:30 a.m., Portland Police responded to the report of a shooting on Rocky Butte, in Joseph Wood Hill Park.

When officers arrived they found a deceased adult male. Portland Police Homicide detectives responded to investigate. According to detectives, the preliminary investigation indicates this was a homicide.

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

Anyone with information about this incident may contact Detective Michael Jones Michael.Jones@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Ryan Foote 503-823-823-0781 Ryan.Foote@portlandoregon.gov.
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Early Sunday Morning Crash In Northeast Portland Under Investigation - Serious Injuries - 06/28/21

On June 27, 2021, at about 12:37 a.m., Portland Police officers responded to a collision at Northeast 148th Avenue and Northeast Halsey Street. Officers arrived and found that two vehicles collided resulting in serious injuries. The Portland Police Major Crash Team took over the investigation.

Investigators believe one car was traveling eastbound on Northeast Halsey when it collided with a car going south on Northeast 148th Avenue. There was only one person in each car and they were both transported by ambulance to the hospital. The investigation indicated alcohol may have been a factor in this collision.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Chris Johnson Chris.Johnson@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-2213 or Sgt. Ty Engstrom Ty.Engstrom@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-2224.
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Upton
Upton
Update: Suspicious Death is Now a Homicide - 06/26/21

On Friday, June 25th, 2021, Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detectives, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, and the Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the scene of a suspicious death near the intersections of Southeast Clatsop Street and Southeast 147th Avenue.

An Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and determined the victim died from a gunshot wound and ruled the death a homicide. The victim has been identified as 47 year old Olance A. Upton of Portland.

Upton’s family has been notified and provided the attached photos for media release.

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

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

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On Friday, June 25, 2021, at about 12:29, East Precinct officers responded to a request by Portland Fire & Rescue on a death investigation call in the area of Southeast 147th and Clatsop Street. When officers arrived, they determined that the death was suspicious in nature. Portland Police Detectives responded to the scene and began an investigation.

Officers and detectives have closed off the area for the investigation, but no streets are impacted. No additional details can be released at this time due to the need to protect the integrity of the investigation.

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

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Attached Media Files: Upton , Upton
Three Juveniles Arrested After Shooting in Hazelwood Neighborhood - 06/26/21

On Friday, June 25, 2021 at 5:40 p.m., officers from the East Precinct were dispatched to the intersection of East Burnside and Southeast 122nd Avenue on the report of shots fired. Officers arrived and located a crime scene at this location and a related secondary crime scene in the area of Southeast Ash and Southeast 117th Avenue. Officers located multiple occupied vehicles which had been struck by gunfire, but none of the occupants sustained injury. The Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) responded to the scene and to investigate the incident. During the investigation, a stolen vehicle associated to the shooting suspects was identified and this information was provided to patrol officers.

Shortly after clearing the shooting scene, at about8:41 p.m., East Precinct officers located the suspect vehicle at about Southeast 160th Avenue and Southeast Division Street and attempted to make a traffic stop. The vehicle attempted to elude officers and a pursuit was initiated based on the vehicle’s connection to the earlier shooting. The pursuit came to an end at East Burnside and Southeast 148th Avenue and three occupants ran from the vehicle. A well-coordinated apprehension effort, which included the PPB K9 unit resulted in all three occupants being safely taken into custody. ECST responded to assist and continue this investigation.

Three juvenile suspects were charged in connection with this incident:

- A 16 year-old male was lodged at Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Center for Attempt Murder II, Attempt Assault II, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon

- A 16 year-old male was lodged at Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Center for Assault III, Attempt Elude Vehicle, and Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle

- A 17 year-old male was released to a guardian and referred to juvenile for Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle and Attempt Elude on Foot

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information, video or tips is urged to contact Portland Police, please reference case 21-172602 and e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov

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

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

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

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

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Two People Shot as Several Rounds Fired in Crowded Entertainment District - 06/26/21

On Friday, June 25th, 2021 at 11:19 p.m., officers from the Central Precinct responded to a shooting near the area of Northwest 4th Avenue and Couch Street in an area of Old Town, referred to as the Entertainment District. Officers arrived to a chaotic scene with patrons flooding out of a nearby bar. Security in the area told officers that there was a shooting inside and around an area nightclub.

Officers entered the nightclub and found no one injured inside and no evidence that a shooting occurred inside the location.

Officers were able to locate and establish multiple shooting scenes that extended from Northwest 4th and Couch to Northwest 5th and Davis. Officers recovered over 28 shell casings of mixed calibers and found 8 unoccupied vehicles with bullet strikes. There were an estimated 500 people in the area at the time of shooting.

A short time later two adult male victims walked into an area hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

The Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) was unavailable to respond to the scene as they were investigating an unrelated shooting that occurred in East Precinct earlier in the evening but will be following up in this incident.

If anyone has information about this case, please reference Portland Police case 21-172886 and e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov

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

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

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

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

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UPDATE #3:Person Identified in Officer Involved Shooting (Photo) - 06/26/21

On Friday, June 25th, the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s office completed the autopsy of the subject involved in Thursday’s officer involved shooting. He was identified as Michael Ray Townsend, 40. The autopsy revealed that Townsend died of a gunshot wound. Townsend’s family has been notified of his death. They did not provide a photograph and do not want to speak to the media.

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Further information is being released regarding the officer involved shooting Thursday evening.

The officer involved is Curtis Brown, an 18-year veteran of the Portland Police Bureau assigned to North Precinct.

The autopsy on the subject involved has been performed by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office. The cause of death was gunshot wound. He has been identified, but investigators have not been able to locate family. That effort is continuing, therefore, his name is not being released.

A photograph of a weapon that has been seized as evidence is attached. Additionally, surveillance video that captured the incident is available here: https://youtu.be/ZvBMgqobew8 (This video is graphic; discretion is advised). A complete timeline of events is not being released at this time as information is still being gathered.

"While the investigation is still in its early stages, and releasing evidence at this point is rare, providing this video is critical to combat misinformation being spread," said Chief Chuck Lovell. "Transparency and community trust are extremely important to us, but so is a full, complete, and thorough investigation. This illustrates how important it is to allow the investigation process to unfold before spreading unverified information. An officer use of deadly force is among the most important investigations that we do, and it's crucial that we take the time to do it right."

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The subject involved in the officer involved shooting has died at the hospital.

On Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 7:06p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a welfare check on a white adult male dressed in all black at a motel in the 500 block of Northeast Holladay Street. After officers arrived with paramedics, they encountered a man matching that description and an officer involved shooting took place.

The subject involved was transported to a hospital by ambulance. Despite lifesaving efforts by medical personnel, he was deceased.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit is on scene investigating (photo). If anyone has information about this incident and has not already been interviewed by officers, please contact Detective Travis Law at Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0395 or Detective Jeff Pontius at Jeffery.Pontius@portlandoregon.gov .

“We are early in this investigation. Preliminary information suggests our officer encountered a very difficult and dynamic situation that no officer wants to face,” said Chief Chuck Lovell, who was on scene. “I want to thank all our members who responded to the scene as well as those who were out taking emergency calls in the city. I’m thankful and proud of their efforts.”

The Chief briefed the police commissioner, and a mayor’s policy advisor was on scene.

During the investigation, a group gathered at the crime scene and began yelling, throwing items at officers, and attempting to interfere with the investigation (photo). One officer’s baton was grabbed and she was being pulled toward the crowd. Other officers quickly intervened. Someone from the crowd pepper sprayed an officer. At least one police vehicle's tires were punctured and a window broken. Police officers citywide were called to assist with scene security.

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

The Bureau may release additional information as appropriate. The involved officer will be interviewed by investigators within 48 hours.

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

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

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

Photo 1: Two lines of officers wearing riot helmets with face shields stand inside police tape in front of a hostile group

Photo 2: Investigation scene with detectives and criminalists working inside. A police car with lights flashing is parked at the scene.

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An officer involved shooting investigation is underway in the Lloyd Neighborhood, in the 500 block of Northeast Holladay Street. One man has been transported to the hospital by ambulance. All officers are unhurt. There is no ongoing threat to the community.

Northeast Holladay Street and Northeast Grand Avenue are blocked for the investigation. Media staging will be at the corner of Northeast Grand Avenue and Northeast Hassalo Street. PIO is enroute.

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Attached Media Files: Townsend
Chief Lovell Statement on Last Night's Deadly Force Incident (Video) - 06/25/21

Video statement: https://youtu.be/JMoE0Kovhoc

Last night, a Portland Police Officer was involved in a fatal shooting. Understandably, there is a lot of emotion following a use of deadly force and community members want to know what occurred immediately. While we are committed to getting as much information out as quickly as possible, we have to weigh how this affects the investigation and accountability process.

Unfortunately, shortly after last night’s shooting, people began sharing false information on social media. That seemed to fuel a hostile crowd that gathered at the scene of the investigation and it made an already tense situation even more precarious for community members, officers and investigators. Some in the crowd even tried to push into the closed area. If bystanders were able to enter the scene, they would have ultimately destroyed or contaminated evidence, impacting the criminal and administrative investigations.

The Police Bureau has a strict directive that outlines what has to occur following a deadly force incident, and last night our personnel were doing their best to follow it. As they were working, officers were assaulted, sprayed with an unknown substance, and their vehicles were damaged. This did nothing to further the goal of a thorough investigation or accountability process. I commend the officers for containing the scene so investigators could do their work.

Due to the number of PPB officers who had to secure the scene, we needed to ask for assistance to take 911 calls. Thank you to the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office and Lake Oswego Police Department for responding.

We are working with the District Attorney’s Office and our investigators to determine how to disseminate information more quickly, especially if there is erroneous information. However, there is a lot of meticulous work that must be done at the scene.

After a use of deadly force occurs, all the necessary responders are notified. This includes homicide detectives, criminalists (forensics), command personnel, professional standards, district attorney, city attorney, Independent Police Review Division, appropriate labor union, public information officer and others. Personnel respond to the scene, but that can take time if they are off-duty.

Prior to their arrival, dispatched officers and supervisors are implementing the procedures outlined in our directive, including securing the crime scene, separating any involved officers, and locating any witnesses. That process is outlined here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/656780

Once detectives arrive to begin the investigation, they must be meticulous in their information gathering. They begin taking initial statements from witnesses. There is the collection and processing of all evidence, getting diagrams, sketches and photos completed, seizing any weapons and collecting that evidence. There is much to be done and each scene is different, depending on how many people were involved, the amount of evidence and other factors. Interviews will continue for days following the incident.

Concurrently, the Professional Standards Division conducts an administrative review of each such incident. This will determine if ultimately the member or members’ actions were within the Police Bureau’s policies and training.

The Police Bureau’s deadly force process is through and has multiple layers. Per our policy, we release the officer’s identity within 24 hours of the incident. If the involved subject is deceased, we must wait for the Medical Examiner to conduct an autopsy to determine cause of death, identify the individual and inform his next of kin.

We know our community wants transparency, but it also wants accountability. It would be irresponsible to provide information without first ensuring it is verified and won’t jeopardize the integrity of the investigation. I pledge to continue to provide as much information as quickly as we can, but I am also committed to ensuring our accountability process is carefully followed.

To understand the deadly force timeline, please visit: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/714845

This is the third officer-involved shooting (second fatal) this year. All officer-involved shootings are summarized here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/52175

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DMV photo of Tammy Martin
DMV photo of Tammy Martin
Missing Person Tammy Martin Found Safe (Photo) - 06/24/21

Tammy Martin has been located and is safe. The PPB Missing Persons Unit received a number of tips and appreciates all the help from the community.

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Portland Police Missing Persons detectives would like help locating a missing person.

58-year-old Tammy Martin was last seen on June 14, 2021 at about 4:00 p.m. near North Schmeer Road and North Whitaker Road. Martin has cognitive and medical issues that could contribute to her being at risk without care or assistance.

Martin is about 5'6" and 160 pounds. She has brown hair which she may wear in a ponytail and was last seen wearing a long sleeve, gray shirt and dark blue jeans. Martin is familiar with the transit system.

Anyone with information about Tammy Martin is asked to call the non-emergency number 503-823-3333 or email missing@portlandoregon.gov and reference case 21-161629.

Photo: DMV image of Tammy Martin
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Attached Media Files: DMV photo of Tammy Martin
Guns seized as evidence
Guns seized as evidence
Victim Injured While Driving Car, Suspect Arrested (Photo) - 06/24/21

A victim is in the hospital with a bullet wound after being shot while driving a car in the Hazelwood Neighborhood.

On Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 7:43p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to the intersection of Southeast 122nd Avenue and Southeast Ash Street on a report of someone shot. As officers responded they were updated that a suspect vehicle had crashed at Southeast 122nd Avenue and East Burnside Street.

Officers arrived and found a shooting victim in a vehicle. He told officers he had been shot while driving. He was transported to the hospital by ambulance. His injuries are not life threatening.

Officers responded to the crash scene and found that the shooting suspect vehicle had struck another car, then came to rest against a utility pole (photo). The driver of the other car suffered minor injuries, but was transported to the hospital by ambulance as a precaution.

The Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) responded to the scene to investigate. Two firearms were seized as evidence (photo).

Charles E. Criglar III, 27, of Portland, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Assault in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

If anyone has information about this case, please reference Portland Police case 21-170586 and e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov

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

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

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

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


Photo 1: Suspect vehicle, a silver sedan, front end resting against a utility pole. Front passenger side door open

Photo 2: Shell casing resting on a car seat, broken glass spread around

Photo 3: Two handguns resting on a table: a subcompact semiautomatic handgun with slide locked back, loaded magazine; a Uzi style semiautomatic with two loaded magazines

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