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Death Investigation Underway In Powell Butte Nature Park - 12/09/22

A death investigation is underway in Powell Butte Nature Park.

On Friday, December 9, 2022 at 3:16p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a person found deceased in Powell Butte Nature Park, 16160 Southeast Powell Boulevard. When officers arrived they located a deceased person. Due to suspicious circumstances, Portland Police Homicide Unit Detectives responded to the scene to investigate. The cause and manner of death will be determined by the medical examiner.

If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Jennifer Hertzler Jennifer.Hertzler@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-1040 or Detective Joe Corona Joseph.Corona@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0508. Please reference case number 22-326621.

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One Person Deceased After Disturbance in the Centennial Neighborhood - 12/09/22

One person is deceased after a disturbance in the Centennial Neighborhood.

On Friday, December 9, 2022 at 11:34a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of a disturbance in the 17100 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard. When officers arrived, they found an injured victim with possible stabbing injuries. Paramedics also responded and determined the victim was deceased at the scene.

One person has been detained and officers are not currently looking for any suspects.

Portland Police Homicide Unit detectives are responding to the scene to investigate. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective William Winters at William.Winters@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0466 or Detective Jason Koenig Jason.Koenig@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0889.

During the investigation, the westbound lanes of Southeast Powell Boulevard are closed between Southeast 170th Avenue and Southeast 174th Avenue. Eastbound lanes remain open.

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PPB Announces New Procedure Regarding Release of Information - 12/09/22

The Portland Police Bureau is enacting a new procedure for the release of information following incidents involving a use of deadly force by members or in-custody death. Effective immediately, the identity of Bureau member(s) involved shall be released within 15 days, absent a credible security threat.

Chief Chuck Lovell will issue an Executive Order outlining this new procedure, pending the modification of PPB Directive 1010.10: Deadly Force and In-Custody Death Reporting and Investigation Procedures, specifically Section 9.8. The full policy language is available here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/656780 . The change does not impact any other section of the directive. The change was made in consultation with the Portland City Attorney's office and the United States Department of Justice.

"This new procedure strikes the right balance between transparency and the security concerns of our PPB members, and I am grateful for the patience of our community as we carefully considered this policy change," said Chief Chuck Lovell. "No matter the circumstances, a police use of deadly force incident has wide-reaching impact on the community member involved, that person's family and friends, the wider community, and of course the PPB membership. We owe it to everyone to enact a fair policy that considers them all. I believe this policy change is reasonable and responsible."

PPB has withheld the names of officers involved in deadly force incidents since July 2022 after credible security threats came to light related to the doxing of PPB members. The FBI launched an investigation into those security threats and requested PPB temporarily hold any release of officer names. The FBI has notified PPB that the investigation has concluded, allowing for the implementation of this policy change.

With this new procedure, the Portland Police Bureau is releasing the names of members that were previously unreleased amidst security threat concerns.

July 27, 2022, 100 block of Southeast 126th Avenue, Officer Joshua Dyk, a 4-year veteran of the Portland Police Bureau, was involved. This case is currently being reviewed by the Multnomah County District Attorney. Officer Dyk remains on administrative leave.

August 16, 2022, Southeast 80th Avenue and Southeast Lambert Street, Sergeant Charles Elam, a 13-year veteran of the Portland Police Bureau, Officer Amy Li, a 5-year veteran of PPB, and Officer Christopher Baten, a 2-year veteran of PPB, were involved. The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office reviewed the case and issued a memorandum stating the officers' actions were not criminal. Sergeant Elam and Officer Li have returned to duty. Officer Baten resigned from PPB on September 30, 2022.

October 14, 2022, Southwest 12th Avenue and Southwest Jefferson Street, Officer Jonah Gellman, a 3-year veteran of PPB, was involved. The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office reviewed the case and issued a memorandum stating the officer's actions were not criminal. Officer Gellman has returned to duty.

November 7, 2022, Harrison Park at Southeast 84th Avenue and Southeast Harrison Street, Officer Erik Daniels, a 23-year veteran of PPB, Officer Joshua Howery, a 21-year veteran of PPB, and Officer Mark Piombo, a 16-year veteran of PPB, were involved. This case is currently being reviewed by the Multnomah County District Attorney. The officers remain on administrative leave.

November 19, 2022, 2900 block of Southeast Steele Street, involved member was Officer Christopher Sathoff, a 4-year veteran of PPB. This case has yet not been reviewed by the Multnomah County District Attorney. He remains on administrative leave.

All of these listed incidents are currently under internal review, which is part of the use of force review process. The Bureau conducts 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.

This graphic is a summary of the process timeline: https://www.portland.gov/sites/default/files/2022/use-of-deadly-force-timeline.pdf .

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. Information available about past officer-involved shootings can be found here: https://www.portland.gov/police/open-data/ois .

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Evidence
UPDATE: Additional Information About Psilocybin Warrant Service (Photo) - 12/08/22

As part of the search warrant, 22.1 pounds of psilocybin were seized including dried fungus and other edibles. The product field tested presumptive positive for psilocybin. A representative sample will be sent to the Oregon State Police crime lab to be confirmed. In addition, records related to the illicit business were seized as evidence, which will be used for further investigation, prosecution of those arrested, and potential additional arrests or citations where appropriate.

This is an ongoing criminal investigation, and no further information is available for release.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

A search warrant was served this morning on a retailer in the Northwest District Neighborhood that was selling suspected psilocybin products.

On Thursday, December 8, 2022 at about 1:00a.m., the Narcotics and Organized Crime Unit, Central Precinct patrol, and the Multnomah County District Attorney's office served a search warrant at the "Shroom House" at 1541 West Burnside Street. Four arrests were made. Investigators seized over $13,000 in cash and a large amount of suspected psilocybin products.

Steven T. Tachie, Jr, 32, and Jeramiahs F. Geronimo, 32, were booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of ORS 475.904 Unlawful Delivery of Controlled Substance within 1,000 feet of school (10 counts each), a Class A Felony, and ORS 164.170 Laundering a monetary instrument (10 counts each), a Class B Felony. Victor B. Fabela, 25, and Ivan Mametyev, 38, were issued criminal citations for ORS 475.752 Delivery of Psilocybin (1 count each), Class A Felony.

If anyone has information about this case, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attention: NOC and reference case number 22-324763.

photo description: 4 clear plastic bags with suspected dried psilocybin mushrooms on a black metal shelf

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Attached Media Files: Evidence
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UPDATE #2: Arrest Made in Parkrose Neighborhood Murder (Photo) - 12/08/22

A suspect is facing a murder charge after he was arrested related to a Parkrose Neighborhood homicide.

On Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at about 12:00p.m., the United States Marshal's Service Fugitive Task Force arrested Stevie Rayven Moore, 27, in the 13700 Block of Southeast 18th Street, Vancouver, Washington. Moore was interviewed by PPB Homicide Unit Detectives and booked into the Clark County Jail on arrest warrants for Murder in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

The arrest of the suspect is a significant development but is not the end of the investigation. Detectives continue to work with Multnomah County District Attorney's office as the case moves into the prosecution phase. Anyone with information on this incident who has not yet spoken to police is asked to contact Detective Joe Corona at Joseph.Corona@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 22-312857.

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***Original Messages Below***

The victim in this homicide has been identified as 49-year-old Jason Edward Kinsfather. The Medical Examiner determined the cause of death was from a gunshot wound and ruled his death a homicide.

Kinsfather's family has been notified of his death and are requesting privacy at this time.

Photo description: DMV photo of Jason Edward Kinsfather

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***Original Message Below***

On 11/23/2022 at approximately 9:08 p.m. officers from the North Precinct responded to a report of a person shot in the 11000 block of NE Glenn Widing Drive in the Parkrose neighborhood.

Officers responded and located a victim at the scene who was later declared deceased. Detectives from the Homicide Detail are responding to the scene to begin their investigation. The area will have a large police presence for several hours as investigators process the scene and collect evidence.

Anyone with information on this incident who has not yet spoken to police is asked to contact Detective Joe Corona at Joseph.Corona@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 22-312857.

The identity of the victim will be released once the next of kin has been notified. More information will be released when appropriate.

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Attached Media Files: Kinsfather_Jason.jpg
Citywide School Bomb Threat Investigated - 12/07/22

The Portland Police Bureau is investigating threats to schools citywide, but after a preliminary assessment, there is no reason to believe the threats are credible.

On Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 3:41p, Portland Police responded to a report that multiple copies of an e-mailed threat had been received by multiple community members, and that the message said all Portland schools were the subject of the threat. The threat also included bias language.

PPB officers began an investigation and coordinated with administrators for multiple schools and district offices. PPB also informed the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

PPB requested that school staffs check their properties, and we have received no reports that anything suspicious has been found. PPB continues to ask all schools in Portland city limits to continue to sweep their properties and report anything suspicious immediately. Threats to schools are taken seriously, as are any bias incidents, and the investigation is ongoing.

If anyone has information about the threat or the person responsible, they're asked to e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 22-324927.

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Craig Hollowell
Craig Hollowell
UPDATE: Craig Hollowell Found Safe Thanks to News Coverage (Photo) - 12/07/22

The Portland Police Bureau Missing Persons Unit was notified this evening that Craig Hollowell is safe in a local hospital. The medical staff saw news coverage of his missing status and informed us that he is being cared for. PPB checked with local hospitals as part of our protocol in a missing person case, but the hospital did not know that the name they had in their system was incorrect until they saw the news story. PPB is grateful for the help of our medical partners, the community for looking out for Craig, and for the news media for sharing this important information.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The Portland Police Bureau is requesting the public keep an eye out for a missing endangered man.

Craig Hollowell, 53 (photo), has not been seen by family since December 4th, 2022, at about 4:30p.m. Craig has health concerns and it is not believed that he is able to manage his own medications.

Craig is a Black male, 53 years of age, 6'4" in height, 170 lbs, balding on top with black and gray hair on the sides, and a mostly gray short-cropped goatee. He moves slowly and uses a walker. He may be wearing light colored denim pants and shirt, white Nike Air Jordans size 14. He suffered a stroke a couple of years ago and has a child-like demeanor when he is off of his prescribed medications. He will likely know his name but not his home address. He does not have a cell phone or money.

Craig lives in the Buckman Neighborhood, but also often stays with family in Montavilla neighborhood.

If anyone sees Craig, please call 911. If anyone has information about Craig that is not time sensitive, please e-mail missing@police.portlandoregon.gov .

Photo description: Craig Hollowell, wearing a blue polo, seated on a couch

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Attached Media Files: Craig Hollowell
Traffic #ALERT: Fatal Crash in the Sunderland Neighborhood Closes NE Columbia Blvd - 12/07/22

A fatal crash in the Sunderland Neighborhood has closed Northeast Columbia Boulevard for an investigation.

On Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 4:56p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of an injury crash on Northeast Columbia Boulevard just west of Northeast 33rd Drive. When officers and paramedics arrived, they discovered a crash involving 3 vehicles, including one semi. An occupant of one of the vehicles was found to be deceased at the scene. An occupant of another vehicle was transported to the hospital by ambulance with serious injuries.

The Portland Police Traffic Division Major Crash Team responded to the scene to investigate. During the investigation, Northeast Columbia Boulevard is closed between Northeast 21st Avenue and Northeast 42nd Avenue. It is expected to remain closed for several hours.

If anyone has information about the incident, please contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 22-324978, or call (503)823-2103.

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Jesse Ray Burns Jr
Jesse Ray Burns Jr
Suspicious Death Now Homicide Investigation (Photo) - 12/05/22

The suspicious death associated to the November 27, 2022, Lloyd District Fire is now being investigated as a homicide after the Medical Examiner determined the manner and cause of death to be homicide by smoke inhalation.

The victim is identified as 56-year-old Jesse Ray Burns Jr. Burns’ family provided the attached photograph for public release and is requesting privacy at this time.

Photograph: Jesse Ray Burns Jr

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***Original Message Below***

The Portland Police Bureau Homicide Unit is conducting a suspicious death investigation associated to a Lloyd District fire.

On November 27, 2022, just after 6:00 p.m., the Portland Fire Bureau was dispatched to a structure fire at 900 North Thunderbird Way. After extinguishing the fire, members of the Fire Bureau discovered the body of a deceased male inside. The Portland Police Homicide Unit responded to the scene and is investigating the death.

Anyone who believes they have information about this incident and have not yet spoken with police is asked to contact Detective Jeff Pontius at jeffery.pontius@police.portlandoregon.gov (503)823-0433 or Detective Steve Gandy at Stephen.gandy@police.portlandoregon.gov (503)823-0449.

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Attached Media Files: Jesse Ray Burns Jr
Fatal Crash in Sabin Neighborhood - 12/05/22

A driver has died after a crash in the Sabin Neighborhood.

On Monday, December 5, 2022, at 12:19 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a crash near the intersection of Northeast Prescott Street and Northeast 12th Avenue. When officers arrived, they located a single vehicle crashed into a power pole. The driver, who was the sole occupant, was found deceased.

The Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team responded to the scene to investigate. While the investigation is being conducted, Northeast Prescott Street will be closed from Northeast 10th Avenue to Northeast 14th Avenue.

Anyone with information about the incident that has not yet spoken with police is asked to contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 22-322946, or call (503)823-2103.

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Knife
Knife
Two Juveniles Arrested After a Robbery and Stabbing in the Hazelwood Neighborhood (Photo) - 12/02/22

Two 15-year-old suspects were arrested after a robbery and stabbing in the Hazelwood Neighborhood.

On Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 9:08p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of a stabbing call in the 12100 block of East Burnside Street. When they arrived, they found a victim with a serious stabbing injury. Officers provided trauma first aid until paramedics arrived and took over patient care. The victim, an adult male, was transported to the hospital for treatment. His injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening.

The officers located another crime victim nearby. The adult female was uninjured, but reported that she had been robbed of her purse by two suspects. The officers learned that the man who had been stabbed witnessed the strong-arm robbery and began following the two suspects demanding that they return the purse. The suspects assaulted the man and he was punched and stabbed. The victim also saw one of the suspects with a gun.

Officers obtained suspect descriptions and broadcast them to officers citywide. The suspects were not immediately located.

At 10:20p.m., North Precinct and Transit Police Department officers responded to a report of a threat with a weapon at a MAX station at 4110 Northeast Halsey Street in the Hollywood Neighborhood. The caller, a Tri-Met security agent, reported that a suspect pointed a gun at him. The agent was uninjured. He provided a description of the suspect and his companion, which matched the description of the earlier Hazelwood Neighborhood robbery/assault suspects.

Officers challenged the two suspects nearby, but they both ran. Numerous officers responded and set up a perimeter, containing the suspects and ultimately allowing officers to find and detain them. A knife and gun (photos) were seized as evidence and further investigation is being done to determine if they are related to the Hazelwood crimes. The gun was determined to be a realistic looking replica of a semiautomatic Glock handgun.

Detectives with the Portland Police Major Crimes Unit responded to investigate. They booked the suspects, both 15-year-old boys, in the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention facility on charges of Robbery in the First Degree and Assault in the First Degree.

If anyone has information about these cases, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attention Major Crimes Unit and reference case number 22-319909.
Photo descriptions
1. Folding knife with black blade, black handle with brown accent
2. Black polymer handgun designed to mimic a 9 millimeter Glock with a removed magazine

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Attached Media Files: Knife , Replica gun
Brian Logan
Brian Logan
UPDATE: Hazelwood Neighborhood Murder Suspect Arrested, Victim Identified (Photo) - 12/02/22

A suspect has been arrested in a murder case from November 13, 2022 in the Hazelwood Neighborhood, and the victim is being identified.

The victim is Brian W. Logan, 52. His family has been notified of his death and provided the attached photograph for public release. The medical examiner determined the manner and cause of death was homicide by gunshot.

Detectives identified a suspect and worked with the Multnomah County District Attorney's office (MCDA) to obtain an arrest warrant. In the early morning hours of Thursday, December 1, 2022, Portland Police Homicide Unit Detectives, assisted by the PPB Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT), and the United States Marshal's Service Fugitive Task Force, served the warrant in the 12000 block of Southeast Ash Street and arrested Thomas N. Tibball, 24, of Portland. Tibball was interviewed by detectives and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on the warrant for Murder in the Second Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon (firearm) and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

The arrest of the suspect is a significant development, but is not the end of the investigation. Detectives continue to work with MCDA as the case moves into the prosecution phase. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Brad Clifton Brad.Clifton@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0696 or Detective Tony Merrill Anthony.Merrill@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-4033 and reference case number 22-303199.

Photo description: picture of Brian Logan

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***ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW***

One man is deceased after a shooting in the Hazelwood Neighborhood.

On Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 1:33a.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to the area of Southeast 122nd Avenue and Southeast Ash Street on a report of someone shot. Officers located a victim. Paramedics transported to the victim to the hospital by ambulance where he died.

No arrests were immediately made and no suspect information is being released.

Portland Police Homicide Unit Detectives are responding to the scene to investigate. During the investigation, Southeast Ash Street is closed between Southeast 119th Avenue and Southeast 122nd Avenue.

If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Brad Clifton Brad.Clifton@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0696 or Detective Tony Merrill Anthony.Merrill@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-4033 and reference case number 22-303199.

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

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Attached Media Files: Brian Logan
Motorcyclist Dies in Lents Neighborhood Crash - 12/01/22

A motorcyclist has died after a crash in the Lents Neighborhood.

On Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 5:47p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of a crash on Southeast 92nd Avenue at Southeast Duke Street. When they arrived they located a crash involving a motorcyclist and a driver of a vehicle. The motorcycle rider suffered severe injuries. Paramedics arrived and attempted lifesaving measures, but the motorcyclist died at the scene.

The driver of the other vehicle involved remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

The Portland Police Traffic Division Major Crash Team responded to the scene to investigate. During the investigation, Southeast 92nd Avenue is closed between Southeast Duke Street and Southeast Henry Street.

If anyone has information about the incident, please contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 22-319773, or call (503)823-2103.

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Back of jacket
Help Identify ATM Thieves (Photo) - 11/29/22

Portland Police Detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying two individuals who heavily damaged a local business in order to steal an ATM.

On November 29, 2022, at 4:35 a.m., two individuals backed a white van through the front of Fastrak Food Mart, located at 2431 Northeast Broadway Street, in order to gain access to the business. Once inside, the burglars loaded an ATM into the back of the van. The incident was captured on video, which we are providing in an attempt to help identify the thieves: https://youtu.be/IS5NrQ4sAmk

After completing the burglary, the men stopped in the parking lot of 12414 East Burnside while they attempted to gain access to the ATM's contents, starting a fire in the process. One of the suspects is wearing a distinct jacket detectives believe could help identify them. Anyone who believes they know who the suspects are, or believes they have information about the case, is asked to contact Detective Meredith Hopper at Meredith.hopper@police.portlandoregon.gov or (503)823-3408 and reference case number 22-317300.

Photograph: ATM Theft Suspect 1
Photograph: ATM Theft Suspect 2
Photograph: Theft Suspect Jacket
Photograph: Front of Distinct Jacket
Photograph: Back of Distinct Jacket

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Victim Identified in Creston-Kenilworth Neighborhood Homicide (Photo) - 11/29/22

The victim from this homicide has been identified as 45-year-old Raja McCallister from Portland. The Medical Examiner determined the cause of his death was from gunshot wounds and the manner of death a homicide. The family has been notified of his death and provided the attached photo for the press release.

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***Original Message Below***

On November 24, 2022, 63-year-old Teddy Wayne Hall SR was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center after being located and arrested by Portland Police Bureau Detectives. Hall has been charged with one count each of Murder in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

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***Original Message Below***


On 11/23/2022 at approximately 7:53 p.m. officers from the Central Precinct responded to the 4200 block of Southeast 37th Avenue in the Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood on a report of a person shot.

Officers arrived and located a victim. Despite attempting life saving aid, the victim was declared deceased at the scene. Investigators from the Homicide Detail responded to take over the investigation.

Anyone with information on this incident who has not yet spoken to police is asked to contact Detective Scott Broughton at Scott.Broughton@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-3774 or Detective Eric McDaniel at eric.mcdaniel@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0833 and reference case number 22-312816.

The identity of the victim will be released once the next of kin has been notified. More information will be released when appropriate.

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Attached Media Files: Raja_McCallister_photo.jpg
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Assault Victim Dies; Suspect Arraigned on Murder Charge (Photo) - 11/29/22

On Thursday, November 24, 2022, at 1:46 a.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to the 8700 Block of North Lombard Street on the report of a shooting. Officer arrived to find a man suffering from a gunshot wound to his torso. The victim was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. Officers responded to a nearby crash scene, where they found and arrested the suspect, 43-year-old Barbara Marie Michelle. After an investigation by Portland Police Bureau’s Domestic Violence Reduction Unit (DVRU), Michelle was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on one count of Assault in the First Degree (Domestic Violence).

The victim, identified as 41-year-old Justin Lee Williams, died on November 26, 2022, while still in the hospital. Barbara Michelle now faces homicide charges, and was arraigned on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at the Multnomah County Courthouse.

Anyone who believes they have information about this incident, or who believes they may have captured it on video, is asked to contact Detective Travis Law at travis.law@police.portlandoregon.gov (503)823-0395 or Detective Ryan Foote at ryan.foote@police.portlandoregon.gov (503)823-0781 and reference case number 22-313020.

Justin Williams’ family provided the attached photograph for public release. They are requesting privacy at this time.

Photograph: Justin Lee Williams

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Attached Media Files: Justin_Lee_Williams.png
Update Regarding November 19 Shooting Incident - 11/23/22

As was previously released, at 12:24 a.m. on November 19, East Precinct officers responded to a report of an armed robbery in the 5000 Block of Southeast Powell Boulevard. A suspect vehicle description was broadcast to responding officers. A short time later, an officer spotted a vehicle similar in description to the suspect vehicle. The driver of the suspect vehicle was driving in a reckless manner. The vehicle stopped in a parking lot in the 2900 Block of Southeast Steele Street, where officers attempted to contact the occupants. At 12:41 a.m., the officer involved shooting occurred, during which 30-year-old Immanueal Jaquez Clark-Johnson was struck and transported by ambulance for medical treatment.

Clark-Johnson has passed away due to his injuries. An autopsy performed by the Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Clark-Johnson Died from the gunshot wound. His family has been notified of his death.

As is standard practice, the Portland Police Bureau Homicide Unit is investigating the incident in conjunction with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office and East County Major Crimes Team, all of whom responded to the scene. After all available facts have been gathered, they will be forwarded to the District Attorney's Office, at which point the District Attorney will make the decision on whether the facts of the case warrant its presentation to a grand jury.

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. Information available about past officer-involved shootings can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/76940

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***Original Message Below***


A suspect was injured after an officer involved shooting in the Reed Neighborhood. No officers were injured during the incident.

On Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 12:24a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of an armed robbery in the 5000 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard. A suspect vehicle description was broadcast to responding officers. A short time later, an officer spotted a vehicle similar in description of the suspect vehicle. The driver of the suspect vehicle was driving in a reckless manner.

The vehicle stopped in a parking lot in the 2900 block of Southeast Steele Street, where officers attempted to contact the occupants. At 12:41a.m, an officer involved shooting happened and one male was injured. He was transported to the hospital by ambulance. Other suspects were detained pending investigation.

Portland Police Bureau Homicide Unit Detectives responded to the scene and are investigating. If anyone has information about this incident and have not been contacted by officers, please contact Detective Sean Macomber at Sean.Macomber@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0404 or Detective Rico Beniga at Rico.Beniga@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0457 and reference case number 22-803367.

Per policy, Portland's Homicide Unit has assumed control of this investigation. The investigation is still in its early stages and additional information cannot be released at this time. Updates will be released at the direction of investigators.

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. Information available about past officer-involved shootings can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/76940 .

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Suspicious Death Investigation Underway After Body Discovered in Car Fire - 11/23/22

On Wednesday November 23, 2022, at approximately 3:05 am, Fire Crews from Portland Fire & Rescue Bureau (PF&R) were dispatched at to a commercial fire at 6635 North Baltimore Street. When they arrived, they located a fully involved vehicle fire adjacent to a building. The fire did not extend to or damage the building.

A deceased person was located inside the vehicle. PF&R investigators as well as Portland Police Bureau Detectives responded to the scene and an investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident who have not yet spoken to investigators is asked to call the non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333. More information will be released after an autopsy by the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office.

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Update: Crash in Southeast Portland Results in Pedestrian Fatality, Driver Arrested - 11/22/22

The driver in this crash has been identified as 48-year-old Gresham resident Eric Caleb Ruckle.

The victim's identity will be released once approved by the Multnomah County Medical Examiners' Office.

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The Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team (MCT) is investigating a crash involving the driver of a vehicle and a pedestrian.

On Monday, November 21, 2022 at approximately 6:58 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of a crash on Southeast Powell Street and Southeast 138th Avenue. When officers arrived they located a pedestrian, believed to be an adult male. Paramedics evaluated the pedestrian and determined he was deceased.

The driver of the involved vehicle, an adult male, remained at the scene.

Investigators from the Major Crash Team responded to the scene. During the investigation, it was determined that the driver was impaired. After an evaluation, the driver was taken to East Precinct for DUII processing.
The driver was later booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants and Criminally Negligent Homicide.

If anyone has information about the incident, please contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 22-310983, or call (503)823-2103.

More information will be released when appropriate. This is the 55th traffic fatality of the year.

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Juveniles on Crime Spree Captured - 11/21/22

The Portland Police Air Support Unit assisted in the capture of three juveniles who were committing burglaries.

On November 21, 2022, just after 1:30 a.m., officers at East Precinct responded to a string of burglaries to marijuana dispensaries, all occurring in Southeast Portland, and all sharing the same modus operandi.

Case #22-310342: At 1:32 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 9200 Block of Southeast Woodstock Street after a witness reported seeing a vehicle drive into the front of the business. Several individuals ran into the store, came running out with merchandise, and then fled to a second waiting vehicle. The first vehicle was left at the scene and soon determined to be stolen.

Case #22-310352: At 2:11 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 4100 Block of Southeast 60th Avenue after a caller to 911 reported seeing a vehicle drive into the doors of a dispensary. The vehicle and its occupants had already left the scene before officers arrived. Officers are working with employees to determine what was stolen.

Case #22-310391: Just after 3:10 a.m., a neighbor called 911 to report a dispensary in the 10000 Block of Southeast Division Street had just had its doors driving through. The occupants of the vehicle took merchandise from the dispensary before fleeing in the vehicle.

East Precinct officers were in the area of the third burglary, and quickly located a Silver Kia Soul driving with its lights off. The Portland Police Bureau's Air Support Unit (ASU) was assisting officers and flew into the area. AIR1 tracked the vehicle, allowing officers to stay a safe distance back. After driving recklessly, the suspect vehicle eventually came to a stop in the 1600 Block of Southeast Main Street. AIR1 directed officer on where to set up a perimeter, and on the suspects' movement. All three burglary suspects were safely taken into custody.

Officers soon learned all three suspects were between 14 and 15 years old. Both vehicles used to ram into the dispensary doors were stolen Kias. The juveniles are facing charges of Burglary, Criminal Mischief, Reckless Driving, and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, and have been booked into the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home.

"Portland's Air Support Unit played an integral role in the apprehension and capture of these brazen burglars," said Chief Chuck Lovell. "In addition to providing an unparalleled birds-eye view, ASU allows officers to safely follow at a distance. They were able to record video of the capture, which is being provided as an illustration of our officers' great work and ASU's value as a tool in fighting crime: https://youtu.be/ZAxqzGCa58M "

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PPB Releases Videos and Resources on Avoiding Common Fraud Schemes (Photo) - 11/21/22

The Portland Police Bureau is releasing a series of videos and social media posts with resources aimed at various frauds and phone scams that continue to widely circulate in our community:

IMPERSONATING AN OFFICER PHONE SCAM
Telephone scams impersonating a law enforcement officer are some of the most popular fraud schemes. A caller will say there is a warrant for a person's arrest and they need to deposit money into a specified account. Or a caller will say they are an officer, sheriff or from border patrol. Hang up! No warrant service or law enforcement officer will ask you for money.

https://youtube.com/shorts/DPskSktp5GE?feature=share


BANKING SCAMS
Be aware of communication from what appears to be your bank, whether it be an email, phone or text. Never provide personal information such as a PIN, password, or one time login code to someone who contacts you and claims to be your bank. If you call them, they may ask for it, but never the other way around.

https://youtube.com/shorts/AuHzWlCLPkI?feature=share

For more information, visit: https://www.banksneveraskthat.com/


STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS SCAMS
After the news of the proposed student debt relief, this subject has become a growing targeted scam. Here are some examples of false claims:

**“Act immediately to qualify for student loan forgiveness before the program is discontinued.”

**“Your student loans may qualify for complete discharge. Enrollments are first come, first served.”

**“Student alerts: Your student loan is flagged for forgiveness pending verification. Call now!”

Scammers will frequently request an up-front or monthly fee while promising immediate and total cancellation. They may even ask for your FSA ID (account username and password). All of these should be red flags. Most government forgiveness programs require years of qualifying payments and/or employment in certain fields before forgiving loans. And, of course, the Department of Education and its partners will never ask for your FSA ID password. Be aware that currently people who have applied for college forgiveness are receiving emails from the Department of Education that are valid, but the emails do not request any additional information.

https://youtube.com/shorts/2bZ-O-tNYzs?feature=share

Visit the US Department of Education to learn more: https://studentaid.gov/articles/avoid-student-loan-forgiveness-scams/


ATM SKIMMERS
Whenever you use a debit card at a fuel pump, ATM, or using any payment processing terminal, cover up your hand when entering your PIN. Skimmers are still in use today and a pin-hole camera can be used to catch your PIN number if you don’t cover your hand. Look closely at ATMs and be aware of anything suspicious. Try to use ATMs located inside your bank.

https://youtube.com/shorts/j5ZjS0tJgG0?feature=share


WHAT TO DO IF YOU'RE A VICTIM OF FRAUD
https://youtube.com/shorts/6GwmbURin_w?feature=share

In the past year Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington County residents reported 18,441 complaints with a $36,329,776 amount paid or lost. The top complaints involved business imposters, government imposters, unsolicited text messages and emails, and online shopping.

If you are a victim of fraud, file a police report by calling the non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333. Some fraud reports can also be taken online at: https://www.portland.gov/police/police-report-online-submission

After doing that, victims should then also file a fraud complaint with the Federal Trade Commission or an ID Theft report and obtain a recovery plan. If the fraud involves the internet, you can file a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center. Our Property Crime Detectives have access to both databases and can use them when identifying additional victims related to a subject of an investigation.

FTC Fraud Complaint:
https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/#/

Identity theft:
https://www.identitytheft.gov/#/

Internet Crime Complaint:
https://www.ic3.gov/home/filecomplaint


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Attached Media Files: Fraud.jpg
15-Year-Old Boy Shot, Seriously Injured in the Argay Terrace Neighborhood - 11/19/22

A 15-year-old boy is in the hospital with serious injuries after he was shot in the Argay Terrace Neighborhood.

On Friday, November 18, 2022 at 5:12p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 4300 block of Northeast 133rd Avenue. When officers arrived, they located a 15-year-old boy seriously injured. The officers used their trauma first aid training, including applying multiple tourniquets, to help control bleeding. Paramedics took over patient care, and he was transported to the hospital by ambulance with critical injuries. After treatment, his condition has been stabilized.

The suspect or suspects left the scene before officers were notified and no immediate arrests were made.

The Focused Intervention Team and the Enhanced Community Safety Team responded to the scene and are investigating. If anyone has information about this case, please contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov , attention ECST and reference case number 22-308350.

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Suspect Arrested on Attempted Murder Warrant Related to April Shooting - 11/18/22

A suspect is in custody on a warrant that includes an Attempted Murder charge related to an April shooting in the Portsmouth Neighborhood.

On Sunday, April 24, 2022 at 6:22p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of a shooting near North Willis Boulevard and North Haven Avenue. When they arrived, they found evidence of gunfire. Additional information led them to a victim in a vehicle in the area of the 900 block of North Columbia Boulevard. The 17-year-old female had a gunshot wound to the back. Officers used their trauma first aid training and applied a chest seal to the wound. She was transported by ambulance to the hospital for treatment. She is recovering from her injuries and has been released from the hospital.

Detectives with the Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) continued to investigate the case and developed information on a suspect. On the morning of November 17, 2022, an arrest warrant was served on the suspect, Ariel T. Terry-Crespo, 45, of Portland. He was interviewed by detectives and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Assault in the First Degree, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Felon in Possession of Body Armor. He was also booked on charges for an unrelated case, including Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felony Possession of Heroin, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, and Attempt to Elude Police by Vehicle.

Detectives were assisted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Metro Safe Streets Task Force and the PPB Special Emergency Reaction Team, Crisis Negotiation Team, and Forensic Evidence Division.

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McKeever Thompson family photo
McKeever Thompson family photo
Victim Identified from June Homicide in Roseway Neighborhood (Photo) - 11/18/22

*This version corrects the age of the victim. PPB regrets the error.*

The victim in the June 20, 2022 homicide in the Roseway neighborhood is identified as McKeever W. Thompson III, 24, of Portland. His family has been notified of his death and provided the attached photograph for public release. They are requesting privacy at this time.

The medical examiner determined the manner and cause of death was homicide by gunshot wound. The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Michael Jones at michael.jones@police.portlandoregon.gov (503)823-0991 or Detective Michael Schmerber at michael.schmerber@police.portlandoregon.gov (503)823-0991. Please reference case number 22-164825.

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Death Investigation Becomes Homicide Investigation

June 20, 2022 18:17

Homicide Detectives have taken over an investigation after a man was found deceased in the Roseway Neighborhood.

On June 20, 2022 at 1:46p.m., officers were dispatched to the 3200 Block of Northeast 81st Avenue. When officers arrived, they found a deceased male. After a preliminary investigation, officers found the victim did not die from natural causes.

Portland’s Homicide Unit has responded to the scene. While detectives conduct this investigation, Northeast 81st Avenue will be closed from Northeast Siskiyou to Northeast Klickitat Street.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Michael Jones at Michael.jones@portlandoregon.gov (503)823-0991 or Detective Michael Schmerber at Michael.schmerber@portlandoregon.gov (503)823-0991.

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Attached Media Files: McKeever Thompson family photo
Quincy Gill
Quincy Gill
UPDATE #3: Suspect Arrested for 2019 Murder in North Portland (Photo) - 11/18/22

On Thursday, November 17, 2022, The United States Marshal's Service Fugitive Task Force arrested Elijah L. Thomas, 39, of Portland, on a warrant for the murder of Quincy Gill. At his arrest, Thomas was in possession of a loaded handgun, which was seized as evidence. Thomas was interviewed by Homicide Detectives and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on the warrant for Murder in the Second Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

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December 12, 2019 17:01

The victim of last night's fatal shooting has been identified as 39-year-old Quincy Gill.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's office has determined the manner of death as homicide and the cause as gunshot wound.

The family has been notified and would like the public to be aware of a vigil tonight at Northeast Fremont Street and Northeast Garfield Avenue at 6 p.m. They have provided the attached photographs, including one of Gill with his daughters.

This is an active investigation and if anyone has information about this incident, they are encouraged to contact Homicide Detectives. Information can be shared with Homicide Detective Anthony Merrill at (503) 823-4033 or Anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Scott Broughton at (503) 823-3774 or scott.broughton@portlandoregon.gov

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The adult male who was shot in the shooting incident on December 11, 2019, was pronounced deceased at the scene despite life saving measures attempted by medical personnel.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Division responded and are currently conducting an investigation.

If anyone has information about this incident, or what led up to it, contact Homicide Detective Anthony Merrill at (503) 823-4033 or Anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Scott Broughton at (503) 823-3774 or scott.broughton@portlandoregon.gov

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office will determine the cause and manner of death. Additionally, they will confirm the identity of the deceased individual. After next of kin are notified, additional information may be released as appropriate.

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On Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 at 9:18 p.m., North Precinct Officers responded to the area of Northeast Garfield Avenue and Northeast Fremont Street on a report that someone had been shot. Officers arrived in the area and located a victim. There is not an update on the person's condition at this time.

The suspect fled the scene of the shooting. Officers are currently searching the area for the suspect.

Investigators are in the early stages of this investigation. More information will be released as it becomes available. If anyone has information about this case, contact non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

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Attached Media Files: Quincy Gill , Quincy Gill with daughters
Anti-Drug Trafficking Mission in Downtown with Federal Assistance Results in Arrests - 11/16/22

On November 15th and 16th, Federal Agents from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), as well as local partners from Multnomah County Sherriff Special Investigations Unit and Community Supervision assisted the Central Bike Squad, Central Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT), and the Portland Police Bureau’s Narcotics and Organized Crime (NOC) unit with a two day mission targeting drug trafficking in the Downtown Portland core. There has been a recent uptick in violence downtown that can be linked to drugs and the sale of drugs within Downtown Portland. The involvement of federal law enforcement allows these cases to be prosecuted at the federal level with the assistance of the United States Attorney’s Office.

With the help of over a dozen undercover Federal Agents, PPB Officers were able to stop and arrest numerous suspects for distribution of a controlled substance (DCS). The PPB NOC unit has recently had two police K9’s become certified in the detection of fentanyl. Over the course of two days, fourteen individuals were arrested for charges ranging from DCS-Fentanyl, DCS Meth to outstanding arrest warrants out of multiple jurisdictions.

These missions highlight not only the impact that drugs have on our community but also how important cooperation is between law enforcement agencies as we work towards a safer Portland.

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CASP_Graphic.jpg
PPB Releases New Podcast on Community Active Shooter Preparedness (Photo) - 11/15/22

The Portland Police Bureau is releasing a new podcast designed to help community members build skills to react to an active shooter situation.

The podcast can be found here: https://www.portland.gov/police/news/2022/11/15/talking-beat-community-active-shooter-preparedness

A warning that this podcast contains sensitive information and frank discussions of potential violence.

Active shooter incidents are often unpredictable and evolve rapidly. The Portland Police Bureau's Community Active Shooter Preparedness Presentation was developed by members of PPB's Training Division and taught by Portland Police Officers who have responded to the scene of local active shooting incidents and may be among the first responders to any in the future. The class has been given to community groups, businesses and houses of worship. The presentation is also available through a video.

“We hope people who view or listen to this information never have to use it,” said Chief Chuck Lovell. “At the same time, we recognize that with knowledge comes empowerment. Fear can sometimes get in the way of obtaining this kind of education, but we hope by engaging with people on this challenging topic we build skills to balance those concerns.”

For more information or to request the online presentation, an in-person workshop or download a handout, visit: https://www.portland.gov/police/casp

Please note that there may be capacity issues and that PPB may not be able to meet all demand. PPB also only serves groups and organizations in the Portland area.

Photo Description: A police officer presenting information to a class

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Attached Media Files: CASP_Graphic.jpg
Shooting near Jefferson HS Leaves One Juvenile Injured - 11/14/22

A student is being treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound after a shooting occurred near Jefferson High School.

On November 14, 2022, at 4:26 p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a local hospital on the report of a walk-in gunshot victim. Officers arrived and learned two 17-year-olds had just left Jefferson High School and were driving near the intersection of North Killingsworth Street and North Haight Avenue at around 3:30 p.m., when the occupant or occupants of another vehicle drove by and fired several rounds at them, striking their car. Fortunately, only one of the students was hit, and they were able to leave the area to seek medical attention. The injured student was shot in the shoulder.

Officers canvased the area and found evidence of the shooting at the intersection of North Killingsworth Street and North Haight Avenue. The Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) responded to the scene and is assuming control of the investigation. Anyone who believes they have information regarding the shooting and has not yet spoken with police is asked to contact Detective JD McGuire at jeff.mcguire@police.portlandoregon.gov or Detective Brian Dale at brian.dale@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case #22-304656.

Anonymous tips can also be submitted to crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov .

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Suspect Identified in Officer Involved Shooting - 11/14/22

The suspect involved in this shooting has been identified as 33-year-old Antoine Young. Young was released from the hospital on November 13, 2022, and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on an Outstanding Warrant and Parole Violation. This case is still under investigation and additional information will be released when appropriate.

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***Original Message Below***

An officer-involved shooting investigation is underway in the area of Harrison Park, in the Montavilla Neighborhood.

On November 7, 2022, at 8:51 a.m., East Precinct Officers were dispatched, along with Portland Fire & Rescue, on the report of a man setting a vehicle on fire in the 2000 Block of Southeast 83rd Avenue. Officers located and confronted the suspect, who was armed. During the confrontation, officers fired shots, striking him. The suspect remained uncooperative, prompting supervisors to activate Portland's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT). The suspect was taken into custody and is being treated for his injuries at a local hospital.

The burning vehicle became fully engulfed in flames, but eventually burned itself out.

Per policy, Portland's Homicide Unit has assumed control of this investigation. The investigation is still in its early stages and additional information cannot be released at this time. Updates will be released at the direction of investigators.

Investigators believe there were witnesses who may have information about the events that led up to this incident but who left the scene and have not yet talked to police. They're asked to contact Detective Meghan Burkeen at Meghan.Burkeen@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-2092 or Detective Brian Sims at Brian.Sims@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-4033 and reference case number 22-298161.

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Jarrid Huber
Jarrid Huber
Arson Suspect Jarrid Huber Sought on Felony Warrant (Photo) - 11/13/22

An arson suspect is being sought after failing to turn himself in.

Jarrid Bailey Huber, 23, who was on pretrial release for an Arson in the First Degree case from May 25, 2021, failed to turn himself in to law enforcement as required. He has a felony warrant for his arrest.

Huber is a white male, 6’02” in height, 210 lbs. The attached mugshot photo was taken November 8, 2022 and is being distributed in an effort to assist in Huber's apprehension.

Huber was arrested November 8, 2022 for an unrelated case ( https://www.mcda.us/index.php/news/da-mike-schmidt-announces-arraignment-of-anarchist-member-for-disorderly-conduct-on-night-of-midterm-election ) prior to the warrant being issued.

If anyone sees Huber they're asked not to approach but call 911 right away. If anyone has information about Huber that is not time sensitive, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov .

Photo description: mugshot of Jarrid Huber

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Attached Media Files: Jarrid Huber
Amber Alert screenshot
Amber Alert screenshot
Portland Police Releases Video Debriefing of September Amber Alert Call (Photo) - 11/12/22

PPB's Strategic Communications Unit is releasing a video about the efforts to find a missing child who was asleep in a vehicle when it was stolen in September. The video can be found here: https://youtu.be/B78hf0hdSDs

On Sunday, September 18, 2022, at 6:50 p.m., officers from the East Precinct responded to a stolen vehicle call where the victim’s child was asleep in the car. This incident occurred in the area of Southeast 49th and Southeast Powell Boulevard when the girl's mother briefly stepped out of her vehicle to assist her husband with the return of a rented moving truck.

Police began searching for the 7-year-old girl and the stolen vehicle, a 2011 black Honda Civic with no plates. A few hours later, the girl was located safe in the area of Laurelhurst Park and reunited with her family.

"This was such a compelling story about how our members came together and coordinated a large-scale search," said Chief Chuck Lovell. "We got many questions about our search efforts, how the Amber Alert system works, and how it all unfolded. We created this video to highlight the approximately 50 PPB members who worked on this incident, as well as the Bureau of Emergency Communications' dispatchers who were critical to the effort to bring a little girl home safely."

The case remains under investigation and no arrests have been made.

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Attached Media Files: Amber Alert screenshot