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PPB Looking for Ford Fusion Involved in Serious Injury Hit and Run (Update) (Photo) - 10/19/21

Investigators are looking for a 2012 "steel blue" Ford Fusion related to this serious injury hit and run. The vehicle should have damage to the right front headlight, right bumper, right side of the windshield and missing the right sideview mirror.

Anyone with information should contact the Traffic Investigations Unit at (503) 823-2103 or email crimetips@portlandoregon.gov--attention Traffic Investigations Unit.

Photo: Example of 2012 Steel Blue Ford Fusion

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****ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW****


On Monday, October 18, 2021, at around 9:22 p.m. North Precinct officers responded to the area of North Columbia Boulevard and North Clarendon Avenue on a call of an injury crash. The collision involved a vehicle that hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. The victim was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The Portland Police Major Crash Team (MCT) responded to the location, taking over as the primary investigation unit.

At this time the victim is stable, but still has life-threatening injuries. The involved vehicle and driver have not been located at this time.

This investigation is ongoing and Traffic Investigation Unit (TIU) Investigator Officer Chris Johnson is the lead on this crash. If anyone has information about this incident, please reference case number21-291671 and contact crimetips@portlandoregon.gov attention Traffic Investigations Unit or call 503 823-2103. This is the 57th MCT activation for 2021.

There have been 51 traffic-related fatalities in 2021 in the City of Portland.

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PPB Identifies Victim Killed in Shooting at McCoy Park (Update) - 10/19/21

Update:

The Oregon State Medical Examiner has identified the victim in this shooting to be 32-year-old Alexander Bowers. There is no update in this investigation to be released at this time.

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****Original Message Below****

A man is deceased after a shooting in the Portsmouth Neighborhood.

On Friday, October 9, 2021 at 11:14 p.m., officers from the North Precinct were dispatched to a report of a shooting near North Fessenden Street and North Newman Avenue. When officers arrived they located an adult male deceased.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit has responded to investigate. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Brad Clifton at Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0696 or Detective Michael Greenlee at Michael.Greenlee@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0871.

During the investigation, North Newman Avenue is closed between North Fessenden Street and North Newark Street, North Fiske Avenue is closed between North Fessenden Street and North Newark Street. The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be released when appropriate.

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Detectives Seek Information on Armed Robbers - 10/19/21

Portland Police are looking for help from the community regarding a spree of armed robberies. The suspects have been targeting convenience stores in North and Northeast Portland on multiple occasions over the past few months. The suspects have displayed a firearm on each incident and fled the area on foot. The suspects are male in their late teens to early twenties, and target cash and tobacco products.

If you have any information about these crimes please contact Detective Tracy Chamberlin tracy.chamberlin@portlandpolice.gov (503) 823-4783 or Detective Rachel Baer rachael.baer@portlandpolice.gov (503) 832-0323 and refer to case number 21-245890, or e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov.

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Public Safety Alert: Car Thieves Use Deception Technique - 10/16/21

Suspects have begun using a deception technique to steal cars from drivers, and the Portland Police Bureau is releasing information about it in an attempt to help the public avoid being victimized.

This week there have been at least four incidents, all in Southeast Portland. The victims all describe between 2 and 4 male teenagers running up to their car yelling, sometimes banging on the vehicle. They frantically yell that something is wrong with the vehicle or something is hanging out of the back of the vehicle. When the victims get out to check, the suspects jump in the car and drive it away. The victims have all been female ranging in ages from 29 to 75 years old driving alone.

*Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at about 3:00p.m., a Ford Fusion was stolen from a 29-year-old female at Southeast 28th Avenue and Southeast Woodward Street. The car was recovered unoccupied October 13 in the 5700 block of Southeast 72nd Avenue(21-285288).

*At 5:45p.m., at Southeast Tibbetts Street and Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard, a Subaru Outback was stolen from a 47-year-old female driver. It was recovered October 15 parked near Northeast Sandy Boulevard and Northeast 119th Avenue. (21-285307)

*On Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 4:32p.m., a Subaru Outback was stolen from a 75-year-old female driver at Southeast 28th Avenue and Southeast Franklin Street (21-287382).

*Twenty minutes later at 4:52p.m, the same technique was used to steal a Kia Sorento from a 36-year-old female at Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard and Southeast Lambert Street (21-287400).

None of the victims was injured or threatened. We recommend that if drivers are approached in this manner that they do not open their doors and drive away if it is safe to do so. PPB is looking to see if any other cases fit this pattern. If anyone has information about these incidents they're asked to e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov.

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Arrest Made in May 2021 Hazelwood Shooting (Photo) - 10/16/21

A months long investigation into a shooting in the Hazelwood Neighborhood has led to an arrest for felony assault charges and the seizure of a gun.

On Friday, May 28th, 2021 at 3:47p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 12000 Block of Southeast Ash Street on the report of a shooting. When they arrived, they found person suffering from a serious, but non-life threatening gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) investigators responded to the scene and started an investigation.

For more than 4 months, investigators worked the case and developed information on a suspect. On Tuesday, October 12th, 2021, ECST, the Special Emergency Reaction Team, and Crisis Negotiation Team located and arrested the suspect in the 1400 block of Northeast 112th Avenue. Joseph W. Smoot, 30, of Portland, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on an arrest warrant for Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon (Firearm) and Burglary in the First Degree.

A search warrant was executed on a vehicle connected to Smoot and a loaded 9mm pistol was recovered (photo).

If anyone has information about this case (PPB Case #21-144201) or any other shooting, they're asked to contact Portland Police at crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference the corresponding case number.

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: black semiautomatic pistol with slide locked back next to a magazine loaded with ammunition

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Attached Media Files: Gun
UPDATE: Pedestrian Identified from Fatal Crash on NE Portland Hwy - 10/15/21

The pedestrian killed in the October 1st crash on Northeast Portland Highway is identified as David Randy Lee, 65, of Portland. His family has been notified of his death.

Investigators believe that Lee was struck by at least four separate vehicles. The drivers of two vehicles remained at the scene. PPB is looking to speak with others who were either involved or witnessed Lee being struck. No arrests or citations have been issued, but the investigation is still ongoing.

If anyone has information about this case, they're asked to e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov attention Traffic Investigations Unit and reference case number 21-274270.

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A fatal pedestrian-involved crash has closed Northeast Portland Highway in the Cully Neighborhood.

On Friday, October 1, 2021 at 7:45p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of an injury crash in the 5300 block of Northeast Portland Highway. When they arrived they found person down in the street who was deceased. An involved driver remained at the scene.

The Portland Police Major Crash Team is responding to investigate. During the investigation, Northeast Portland Highway is closed between Northeast 42nd Avenue and Northeast 60th Avenue.

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

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UPDATE #2: Identity Released of Pedestrian Killed In Crash On SE Powell Blvd - 10/15/21

The pedestrian who was killed after being struck by a car on October 1st is identified as Ryan J. Dickenson, 34. His family has been notified of his death. The vehicle involved is an Infiniti G35 2-door.

The investigation is ongoing. Traffic investigators believe speed was a factor in the crash. No criminal charges or citations have been issued against the driver of the Infiniti, but the case is still open pending further investigation. More analysis of the evidence is being done.

This is the 51st fatal crash of 2021 in Portland and the 56th Major Crash Team callout. Because the MCT was investigating another fatal crash that evening, Central Precinct officers had to hold the scene for more than four hours before crash investigators could respond to begin their work.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGES BELOW###

The pedestrian struck in this crash later died at the hospital. Their identity will be released after family has been notified.

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A pedestrian is in the hospital with life threatening injuries after being struck by a car on Southeast Powell Boulevard.

On Friday, October 1, 2021 at 8:35p.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of an injury crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian on Southeast Powell Boulevard just east of 29th Avenue. When they arrived they found person with critical injuries. The pedestrian was transported the hospital for treatment of potentially life threatening injuries. The involved driver remained at the scene.

The Portland Police Major Crash Team is responding to investigate. During the investigation, Southeast Powell Boulevard is closed between Southeast 29th Avenue and Southeast 31st Avenue. This is the second Major Crash Team callout this evening.

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

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Anarchists Damage Businesses Downtown, Investigations Underway (Photo) - 10/13/21

***This update repairs some broken links, adds photo descriptions, and updates some details***

A group of around 100 anarchists caused substantial damage to businesses and government buildings in downtown Portland Tuesday night.

On October 12, 2021, at about 9:00p.m., Central Precinct officers learned that a group had gathered in the area of Chapman Square Park, and some participants were blocking Southwest 3rd Avenue. Some fencing from the park was used to barricade the street. Some illegal aerial fireworks were set off, as well as graffiti to buildings. At about 10:00p.m., the group began to march. Mostly within a time span of about 10 minutes, participants broke numerous windows and bank ATMs (photos). Officers were called to respond citywide, and all but the highest priority life safety 911 calls were left to hold so officers could be dispatched. At the same time, the group began to light garbage cans and dumpsters on fire in the street.

When resources arrived, the crowd was given direction to disperse by loudspeaker. A Mobile Field Force moved in and the crowd splintered into multiple directions. Some group members laid down in front of police vehicles to attempt to prevent police response. Police believe that some people involved in criminal activity were changing clothes as they were moving to further stymie efforts to identify them. Two unexploded illegal fireworks were recovered along the march route (photo). The group had largely dispersed by 11:00p.m.

Investigations into the criminal behavior are underway. No arrests have been made yet. At this point the damage is believed to be in excess of $500,000, and reports are still being compiled. There were 35 separate locations that were targeted, including banks, retail stores, coffee shops, and government buildings. If anyone has information about who committed crimes, please notify crimetips@portlandoregon.gov attention: Central NRT.

"I'm concerned about the brazen criminal acts that took place downtown last night," said Chief Chuck Lovell. "I want to assure those who were victimized that investigations are underway, and we will do whatever we can to identify and arrest those who were responsible. We ask that anyone with information please reach out to us. Thank you to all the officers who responded to a challenging situation."

Photo descriptions:
1. Three retail store windows are cracked and splintered
2. A dumpster in the street with flames shooting out of the top
3. A rough circle of plastic rolling garbage cans charred and melted in the street
4. A double glass door of a business tower building shattered and torn off its hinges
5. Graffiti spells out the words "KILL COPS"
6. Graffiti spells out "RIOTS WORK"
7. A coffee shop, already partially boarded up, has its windows shattered
8. A bank ATM screen and window is shattered

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North Precinct Officers Recover Gun, Drugs and Money; Apprehend Suspect (Photo) - 10/12/21

On Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at 7:36 a.m., North Precinct Officers were dispatched to a report of a driver unconscious in a vehicle. The vehicle had crashed onto the curb. Medical personnel arrived on scene first and advised they saw the driver with a gun, money and drugs. As an officer arrived, the driver pulled away, traveling very slowly and swerving. After additional officers arrived, they attempted to stop the vehicle, but it took off into oncoming traffic. Officers deployed spike strips successfully. The vehicle travelled out of sight and no pursuit was initiated.

Officers checked the area and located the vehicle soon after, traveling very slowly without tires. An officer performed a Pursuit Intervention Technique near Northeast First and Bridgeton Road. Due to the presence of a firearm, officers broke out the back window of the vehicle with less lethal munitions to help them see and communicate with the suspect. The suspect ignored commands, started swallowing pills, appeared to be communicating with someone on the phone, and was reaching all over the car. An Enhanced Crisis Intervention Officer gave clear and concise force warnings and directions. After a brief standoff, the suspect started to get out of his car, but then reached back toward the driver side seat with one hand. An officer deployed less lethal munitions and the suspect complied with commands and was taken into custody without additional force.

Officers recovered a gun under the driver seat. Approximately $4,300 in cash and various pills were also located. An investigation into the SUV found it was stolen. Officers have also written a warrant to investigate a safe that was located inside the vehicle.

The suspect was taken to a local hospital, due to his ingestion of pills. Upon discharge, he will be charged with Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Attempt to Elude, Reckless Driving, Distribution of a Controlled Substances, Possession of Control Substances, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, as well as multiple warrants.

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Photos: Suspect's car, gun and money

Attached Media Files: Money_and_drugs.jpg , Gun.jpg , Money.jpg , Rear.jpg , Side.jpg
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East Officers Arrest Felon with a Firearm in Store (Photo) - 10/12/21

On Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at 9:44 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a call regarding a suspicious person with a gun in a parking lot of a grocery/retail store. The caller reported seeing a male, later identified as 27-year-old Jacob Hall, exiting his vehicle and putting a gun in his waistband. When approached by the caller, Hall went back to his vehicle and retrieved a chain, which he began swinging at the caller in a menacing manner.

Officers arrived and discovered Hall had entered the store. Meanwhile, officers contacted two people waiting in Hall's vehicle and discovered both had outstanding warrants: 35-year-old Justin Loki and 19-year-old Quinton Pauley were taken into custody.

Officers coordinated with store security who were watching Hall in the shoe department. Officers took Hall into custody without incident. Hall's stolen, fully loaded Ruger 9mm handgun was found in a box of work boots.

Hall was found to be on post prison supervision for Kidnap in the Second Degree and has a Restraining Order against him. He was charged with Menacing with a gun, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Theft in the First Degree.

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Photo of Ruger 9mm

Attached Media Files: Recovered_gun.jpg
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PPB and OSP Conduct Illegal Street Racing Enforcement Mission (Photo) - 10/11/21

On Sunday, October 10, 2021, the Portland Police Bureau, in partnership with the Oregon State Police, conducted a multi-precinct Speed Racing enforcement mission. Officers saturated areas where speed racing has become treacherous for pedestrians and drivers, as well as a constant noise disturbance to the nearby neighborhoods. Last night more than 50 street racers showed up, but due to the presence of law enforcement were forced away from congregating and unable to exhibit speed and competitive performance without consequence.

During this mission, police conducted 47 traffic stops, issued 21 citations, gave countless warnings and made two arrests. During each of the encounters, police explained the new city code 14A.30.080 Unlawful Street Takeover, and communicated the expectation for behavior in the future. One vehicle, a new Subaru WRX STI with low profile rims from Olympia, Washington, attempted to elude police. The vehicle was driving over 100 MPH when it apparently saw spike strips in the road, and in an attempt to avoid the spike strips stopped, reversed and rear ended a police vehicle. Officers effectively deployed a “box in” maneuver which was effective in preventing the car from continuing. The driver 24-year-old William Torresan was arrested for Felony Elude, Reckless Driving, Criminal Mischief, Reckless Endangerment and cited for a variety of traffic violations (including not having a valid driver’s license). The second arrest was for an outstanding warrant.

"Street racing is illegal, dangerous and harms our community," said Chief Chuck Lovell. "We appreciate our partners' assistance with these missions which take considerable resources and can be hazardous for all involved. I am pleased no one was harmed last night when the suspect crashed into a police vehicle."

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Photo of Vehicle Attempting to Elude and Portland Police Vehicle

Attached Media Files: Speed_Racing.jpg
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PPB Responds To 13 Shootings in 28 Hours (Photo) - 10/10/21

The Portland Police Bureau responded to numerous shootings over the weekend, which left one person deceased and three others injured. In the East Precinct, five shots calls were taken in the span of about 3 hours. These shootings placed a significant strain on resources during that timeframe. At one of the shootings, a sergeant was left to process one of the crime scenes alone. At another crime scene, officers needed the help of community members to block traffic while they looked for and collected evidence. The following is a brief description of each shooting:

• Case 21-281535 – Friday at 9:10 p.m., near the intersection of Southeast 83rd and Southeast Woodstock. Shooting call with no known injuries where officers located several rifle casings.

• Case 21-281546 – Friday at 9:47 p.m., in the 6800 Block of North Williams. Shooting call with non-life-threatening injuries. Responding officers provided trauma care. A firearm was recovered from the scene.

• Case 21-281623 – Friday at 11:14 p.m., in the 9300 Block of North Newman. Shooting call where officers located a victim who was deceased.

• Case 21-281764 – Saturday at 3:16 a.m., near the intersection of Northeast 102nd Avenue and East Burnside. Shooting call with no known injuries. Unoccupied building struck by gunfire.

• Case 21-282211 – Saturday at 3:52 p.m., in the 2200 Block of Southeast of 84th Avenue. Shooting call with no known injuries and officers located a crime scene. Damage from gunfire was to an occupied home and Harrison School; investigators believe that neither appeared to be intended targets.

• Case 21-282253 – Saturday at 4:56 p.m., in the 13900 Block of Southeast Center Street. Shooting call where officers located a crime scene with no known victims.

• Case 21-282256 – Saturday at 5:04 p.m., in the 5400 Block of Southwast 122nd Avenue. Shooting call where a crime scene was located. One occupied home, which investigators believe was not the intended target, was struck by gunfire.

• Case 21-282262 – Saturday at 5:11 p.m., a walk-in gunshot wound victim arrived at a local hospital. The victim was suffering from serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. It is unknown where the shooting occurred at this time.

• Case 21-282314 – Saturday at 6:39 p.m., in the 5500 Block of Southeast 73rd Avenue. Shooting call where officers located a crime scene with no known victims.

• Case 21-282378 – Saturday at 8:26 p.m., in the 3200 Block of Southeast 165th Avenue. Shooting call where officers found an occupied home struck multiple times. Officers observed a vehicle travelling westbound at a high rate of speed on Southeast Holgate, which matched the description of a vehicle described leaving the scene of the shooting. Officers were able to stop and detain the occupants. The Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) was consulted and responded to the scene. Further investigation led to the arrest of two individuals;

20 year-old Martin Rosario and 20 year-old Keylin Proby were both arrested for Attempted Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Two firearms were recovered related to this incident (photo).

• Case 21-282498 – Saturday at 9:23 p.m., near the intersection of Northweat 4th Avenue and Northwest Everett Street. Shooting call that was heard by officers. Officers located a crime scene and believe a confrontation resulted in shooting. There are no known victims.

• Case 21- 282498 – Saturday at 11:18 p.m., in the 11300 Block of Northeast Sandy Blvd. Shooting call where officers arrived and found a victim suffering from a serious, but non-life threatening gunshot wound. Officers provided immediate trauma care and the victim was transported to an area hospital.

• Case 21-282585 – Sunday at 1:31 a.m., in the 9900 Block of Southeast Stark Street. Shooting call where officers located a crime scene with no known victims.

Investigators believe some of the shootings were related and, in total, at least 151 casings were recovered from these crime scenes.
These shootings are being actively investigated by the ECST and Homicide Detectives. Witnesses or individuals with information are encouraged to email crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference the corresponding case number.

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: A black handgun over a tan handgun in the center compartment of a vehicle

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Attached Media Files: Recovered Guns
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PPB Reminds Public About Illegal Street Racing (Photo) - 10/09/21

The Portland Police Bureau has joined with our law enforcement partners to combat illegal and dangerous street racing. Police will be out enforcing a new city ordinance which provides additional tools to help stop this unsafe behavior.

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

A reminder that street racing is:

1. Unlawful street takeover event means an activity that is: a. Unpermitted;
b. Preplanned or contemporaneously coordinated by two or more persons; and
c. Involves one or more persons demonstrating, exhibiting, or comparing the maneuverability or power of one or more motor vehicles in a curved direction, in a circular direction, or around corners, including but not limited to by breaking traction in a curved or circular direction or around corners


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

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

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

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Attached Media Files: Street_Racing_PR.jpg
PPB Responds to Shooting in the Buckman Neighborhood - 10/09/21

On Saturday, October 9, 2021, at 7:14 a.m., officers from the Central Precinct responded to a report of a shooting near the intersection of Southeast 8th Avenue and Southeast Salmon Street. When officers arrived, they located an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.

If anyone has information about this case, they're asked to contact crimetips@portlandoregon.gov attention: ECST and reference case number 21-281844. More information will be released when appropriate.

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Joshua Newell
After Pursuit, Suspect Arrested for Mill Park Murder (Photo) - 10/08/21

A suspect has been arrested in the murder case of Joshua Newell.

During the investigation, Portland Police Homicide Detectives developed information about a suspect in the murder, Matthew Clement, 42, of Portland and they distributed the information to patrol officers. On Thursday, October 7, 2021, at 11:14 a.m., two East Precinct officers were in the area of Southeast Woodstock Boulevard and Southeast 84th Avenue when they saw Clement driving a black BMW. They initiated a traffic stop, but Clement drove off at a high rate of speed. The officers pursued as the suspect drove onto I-205 southbound. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office picked up the pursuit and stopped the car near Southeast Clackamas Road and Southeast Bevington Avenue in Clackamas County where Clement was arrested (photos).

Clement was transferred to PPB Homicide Detectives, interviewed, and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Murder in the First Degree, Robbery in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Attempt to Elude, Reckless Driving, and a parole violation.

PPB is grateful for the assistance of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Travis Law at Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0395 or Detective Ryan Foote at Ryan.Foote@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0781.

Photo 1 description: Two Clackamas County vehicles stopped behind a black BMW with a PPB officer nearby
Photo 2: Another angle of the stopped BMW with CCSO vehicles

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###Original Messages Below###

The victim in the homicide on October 1, 2021 in a residence in the 500 block of Southeast 128th Avenue has been identified as 41-year-old Joshua Newell. Newell’s family has been notified of his murder and provided a photo for media release. They are requesting privacy and are not interested in granting media interviews at this time.

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

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

Photo description: Joshua Newell family photograph

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A man was found deceased after a shooting in the Mill Park Neighborhood.

On Friday, October 1, 2021 at 6:08a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of someone shot at a house in the 500 block of Southeast 128th Avenue. When they arrived they located an adult male deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.

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

The Portland Police Homicide Detectives are investigating. If anyone has any information about this incident, please contact Detective Travis Law at Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0395 or Detective Jennifer Hertzler at Jennifer.Hertzler@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-1040.a

During the investigation, Southeast 128th Avenue is closed between Southeast Stark Street and Southeast Morrison Street. The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be released when appropriate.

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Attached Media Files: Joshua Newell , CCSO Stop , CCSO Stop
PPB Seeks Public Input on Directives - 10/01/21

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

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


2nd Universal Review: 10/1/2021 – 10/30/2021

• Directive 0500.00, Portland Police Bureau Wellness Program (NEW)

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

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Craig Wisdom
UPDATE: Victim in North Tabor Homicide Identified (Photo) - 10/01/21

The victim in the Wednesday homicide in the North Tabor Neighborhood is Craig Wisdom, 40, of Portland. His family has been notified of his death and provided the attached photo for public release.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's office performed an autopsy and determined cause and manner of death to be homicide by gunshot.

The investigation into this homicide is continuing.

Photo description: family photo of Craig Wisdom wearing a black tuxedo

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A man is deceased after a shooting in the North Tabor Neighborhood.

On Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 9:37p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a shooting near Northeast 60th Avenue and Northeast Everett Street. When officers arrived they located an adult male deceased.

The other person believed to be involved remained at the scene. PPB is not currently seeking any suspects.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit is responding to investigate. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Erik Kammerer Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0762 or Detective Shaye Samora Shaye.Samora@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0768.

During the investigation, Northeast 60th Avenue is closed between East Burnside Street and Northeast Glisan Street. The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be released when appropriate.

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Attached Media Files: Craig Wisdom
Shooting in Downtown Apartment Building Prompts Tactical Team Callout - 10/01/21

A shooting in a Downtown Portland apartment building prompted a callout of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT).

On Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 9:28p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of a disturbance in an apartment building in the 1200 block of Southwest 11th Avenue. As they were responding they heard the sounds of shots being fired. As they moved to respond, they located evidence that someone may have been injured, but learned that the victim ran into an apartment on the 3rd floor. Due to the possibility that an armed shooting suspect was in the building, the officers secured the building and called SERT and CNT.

Officers made contact with an adult male victim who had a non-life threatening gunshot wound. He was uncooperative and refused medical treatment. The suspect was not located. The officers checked apartments throughout the building and verified there were no other victims.

No arrests were made. The Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) is investigating.

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Man Burglarizes an Occupied Restaurant, Officer Suffers Minor Injury (Photo) - 09/30/21

A man is facing charges after breaking into a restaurant occupied by employees, and an officer suffered a minor injury arresting him.

On Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 12:52a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of someone pounding on the doors of a restaurant in the 1500 block of Northeast 103rd Avenue. The restaurant dining room was closed but employees were working the drive-through at the time.

Officers attempted to talk to the man, including an Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team officer that specializes in crisis communication. The ECIT officer used de-escalation techniques including giving the man time and space. He remained uncooperative, so officers backed out and monitored from a distance. A short time later the man used a rock roughly the size of a grapefruit to break the glass door and access the inside. Employees hid in a freezer room to get away from him. Officers chased the suspect inside, but he barricaded himself in a breakroom. The officers evacuated the employees while they negotiated with the man. After a lengthy communication period, an officer used a sledgehammer to break a window to allow another officer to deploy pepper spray.

After the use of pepper spray, the suspect was convinced to come out and surrender. During the incident, an officer was cut with broken glass. He was treated and released from the hospital.

Anthony Bellamy, 38, was treated medically and then booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Burglary in the Second Degree, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

Photo Descriptions: The rock used to break the window, surrounded by broken glass. The glass door shattered with broken glass on the ground.

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11 Firearms Seized In 48 Hours (900 For The Year) (Photo) - 09/30/21

Portland Police Officers have seized 11 Firearms in the last 48 hours.

These firearms were all seized during separate incidents, under a wide range of circumstances. The number of firearms seized is not abnormal, and represents the typical number of firearm seizures occurring in the city. To date, the Portland Police Bureau has recovered 900 firearms in 2021, despite lacking available officers to engage in proactive police work.

With three months left, this exceeds the number of firearms seized in 2020.

** Shootings **

Since 4:35p.m. yesterday, September 29, 2021, 4 people have been shot across 7 different shootings, 1 fatally.

On September 29, 2021, at 4:35p.m., there was a shooting in the area of Northeast Jessup and Northeast Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Officers located a male gunshot victim who sustained serious, but non-life threatening injuries. Case #21-272144.

On September 29, 2021, at 7:52p.m., there was a shooting at Southeast 74th and Southeast Harold Street. Witnesses reported seeing vehicles exchanging gunfire. One of the vehicles was subsequently involved in a traffic crash, and was recovered and processed by investigators. Officers located evidence of gunfire and established three separate crime scenes. Case #21-272317.

On September 29, 2021, at 9:37p.m., a shooting resulting in homicide occurred in the area of Northeast 60th Avenue and Northeast Davis Street. Case #21-272393. This is the 65th homicide of the year, and the 49th homicide involving firearms.

On September 30, 2021, at 12:20a.m. Officers were dispatched to the area of Southeast 79th Avenue and Southeast Franklin Street after numerous community members reported hearing gunfire. An unoccupied vehicle was located which was hit multiple times. There were no known injuries. Case #21-272498.

On September 30, 2021, at 12:23a.m., there was a shooting reported in the 11500 block of Northeast Yacht Harbor Drive. Officers located a crime scene and a male suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Officers also found numerous casings and bullet strikes to an apartment building. Case #21-272500.

On September 30, 2021, at 2:38a.m., shots were reported by multiple callers in the area of Southeast 127th Avenue and East Burnside Street. Officers found multiple casings. A short time later a male suffering from a gunshot wound arrived by private vehicle to an area hospital. Officers were able to determine that the victim had sustained a serious but non-life threatening wound as a result of this incident. Case #21-272566.

On September 30, 2021, at 8:30am, numerous callers reported hearing shots fired in the area of Dawson Park. Witnesses reported seeing two vehicles exchanging gunfire in the area of North Stanton Street and North Williams Avenue. Officers investigated and found no one with injuries. Case #21-272702.

These shootings are being actively investigated by the Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST). Witnesses or individuals with information are encouraged to email crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference the corresponding case number.

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: 11 Firearms

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Pedestrian Killed in Crash On N Marine Dr - 09/29/21

A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a car on North Marine Drive in the Kenton Neighborhood.

On Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 10:31p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of a crash involving a pedestrian and a vehicle in the 2600 block of North Marine Drive.

When officers arrived they found the pedestrian involved was deceased. The driver of the involved vehicle remained at the scene.

The Portland Police Major Crash Team is responding to investigate. During the investigation, North Marine Drive is closed between North Portland Road and North Force Avenue. The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be released when appropriate.

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Folding Knife
Suspect Arrested for Three Random Assaults (Photo) - 09/29/21

Portland Police have arrested a suspect believed to be involved in three random assaults.

On September 27, 2021, 43-year-old Dana Lamar Willis was arrested for Attempted Murder, Assault in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

On September 9, 2021, the victim was walking in the area of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard and Northeast Killingsworth Street when he was approached by a stranger. The stranger asked some questions, which the victim answered. For an unknown reason, the stranger stabbed the victim in his neck and ran off. The victim was able to call 911. Officers responded and rendered emergency medical aid until an ambulance arrived to transport him to a hospital. Officers searched the area, but were unable to find the suspect.

On September 25, 2021, a separate victim was walking in the area of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard and Northeast Jessup Street when he was approached by that same stranger (who was now known to be Willis). Willis mumbled words the victim could not understand, then Willis punched the man in the head, before running off. Later that day another stabbing occurred in the area of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard and Northeast Killingsworth Street. The description of the suspect in this second stabbing matched that of Willis. This second stabbing victim declined to participate with the investigation.

Detectives and officers continued to work these cases and on September 27, 2021, were searching for Willis when an alert community member familiar with the assaults called 911 to direct police to him. Willis was safely taken into custody, and a large folding knife was found in his possession. Willis remains in custody.

If anyone has information about these incidents, they're asked to contact Detective Calvin Goldring at calvin.goldring@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Shaun Sahli at shaun.sahli@portlandoregon.gov.

PHOTO: Folding Knife

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Reckless Driving Leads to Arrest and Seizure of Guns and Drugs (Photo) - 09/29/21

A suspect is facing firearm and drug related charges after a reckless driving traffic stop.

On September 29, 2021 at 12:05a.m., a North Precinct Officer spotted a vehicle driving recklessly, including sliding, inside Rose City Cemetery.

The officer stopped the vehicle nearby and arrested the driver. Inside the car the officer found two guns, including an AR-15 pistol with a 60 round magazine and vertical laser grip. The officer also found cocaine and methamphetamine (photo).

Everado Llanes-Perez, 24, of Portland booked into Multnomah County Detention Center for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2 counts), Possession of a Loaded Firearm in a Public Place (city code), Possession of Cocaine, and Possession of Methamphetamine.

Photo description: A tactical rifle with drum magazine, and a tan pistol with black slide, 2 baggies with drugs inside

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CORRECTION: 16 Shootings in City over Weekend, Injuring 10 - 09/27/21

The correct day for #21-269152 is Sunday, September 26, corrected from Saturday.

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This weekend, between Friday and Sunday, September 24-26, 2021, there were 16 confirmed shootings in the City of Portland. This included 10 people shot, one fatally. A summary of the injury shootings is below:

On Friday, September 24, 2021, at 1:56a.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a shooting in the 500 block of Northwest 21st Avenue. When they arrived they learned three adult males had been shot. One died at the scene, one was transported by ambulance, and the other drove in a private vehicle to a hospital. Homicide Detectives are investigating.

On Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 6:50a.m., officers were dispatched to the area of North Sacramento Street and North Williams Avenue on the report of a shooting. An adult male associated to the incident was later admitted to a local hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. (Cast #21-267694)

On Sunday, September 26, 2021, at 5:20p.m., officers happened upon a shooting which had just occurred at the intersection of Northeast Fremont Street and Northeast Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard. Officers discovered a juvenile shooting victim and immediately administered emergency first-aid. The juvenile was conscious and breathing at the time of transport to a local hospital. (Case #21-269152)

On Sunday, September 26, 2021, at 2:03a.m., Officers were dispatched to the 1400 Block of Northeast Broadway on reports of multiple shots fired. Three adult victims (2 women and 1 man) were located and officers applied a tourniquet to one of the victims. They were all transported to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. (Case #21-268543)

On Sunday, September 26, 2021, at 8:28p.m., officers were dispatched to a local hospital after an adult male shooting victim was admitted with non-life threatening injuries. The shooting is thought to have occurred in the 6200 Block of Southeast Foster Street. (Case #21-269295)

On Sunday, September 26, 2021, at 11:12p.m., officers responded to the 12100 Block of Southeast Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard on the reports of a shooting. They located an adult male suffering from a non-life threatening injury. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment. (Case #21-269430)

These shootings are being actively investigated by the Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) and Homicide Detectives. Witnesses or individuals with information are encouraged to email crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference the corresponding case number.

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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Shooting Outside Bar in NE Portland, 3 Victims Injured - 09/26/21

Three people are recovering from gunshot injuries after a shooting outside a bar in the Lloyd District.

On Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 2:03a.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a shooting outside a bar in the 1400 block of Northeast Broadway. Officers arrived and learned that three people had been shot, two adult females and one adult male. All three were transported to a hospital by ambulance and are being treated for injuries that are believed to be non-life threatening.

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

The Enhanced Community Safety Team is en route to investigate. If anyone has information about this incident, please e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov attention ECST and reference case number 21-268543.

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

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Suspect Burglarizes Home, Threatens Officers with Sword and Axe (Photo) - 09/26/21

On Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 4:43p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a Premise Check at a house in the 00 block of Northeast Farragut Street. Neighbors were reporting a suspect trying to open doors and windows of a house while carrying a sword and a knife.

When officers arrived, they saw the suspect inside the house. When the suspect saw officers outside he became combative, charging out the back towards officers on the perimeter while carrying a sword. An officer fired a less lethal foam-tip projectile, which was partially effective and helped the officers maintain a distance. But the suspect continued to threaten the officers with the long blade. He also threw the axe and knives, but officers were able to remain at a safe distance. An officer deployed another foam round, which changed the suspect's demeanor. Officers were able to utilize de-escalation skills, develop rapport, and convince the suspect to drop his weapons and surrender. Ultimately, he was found in possession of 15 weapons, including a sword, axe, several knives, and a slingshot. He was transported to a hospital for an evaluation.

The residents of the home were not there at the time, and no one was injured.

After he was released from the hospital, Chance T. Haylett, 20, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Burglary in the First Degree, Criminal Trespass in the First Degree, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Photo description: Numerous bladed weapons are displayed on the ground, including a sword, ax, and multiple knives

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Attached Media Files: Weapons
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PSA Title Page
Street Takeovers Public Service Announcement Released, Enforcement Missions Planned (Photo) - 09/25/21

The Portland Police Bureau is releasing a Public Service Announcement highlighting a new city ordinance (14A.30.080) aimed at addressing the ongoing issue of street takeovers, and is announcing upcoming enforcement missions. The video, which is being released on our YouTube page today, features Chief Chuck Lovell. It can be viewed here:

https://youtu.be/deRK7PraeEo

Street takeovers are events where participants use a highway or premises open to the public (such as the grounds surrounding buildings or dwellings, streets, sidewalks, bridges, tunnels, alleys, plazas, parks, driveways, and parking lots) in order to engage in exhibitions of speed or street sliding. Street sliding involves one or more persons demonstrating, exhibiting, or comparing the maneuverability or power of one or more motor vehicles in a curved direction, in a circular direction, or around corners, including but not limited to by breaking traction in a curved or circular direction or around corners. Chief Lovell notes that our community has repeatedly asked for police to address the problem, which has been occurring for years.

The ordinance became effective last month. It can be read here:

https://www.PortlandOregon.gov/Police/StreetRacing

The Portland Police Bureau will be conducting upcoming enforcement missions, involving PPB officers as well as other law enforcement partners including Oregon State Police and Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.

Those found in violation of this new ordinance, whether involved or assisting with blocking off the area for the street takeover, face a jail sentence of up to 30 days, a $500 fine, and the vehicle involved may be towed. These sanctions are in addition to criminal charges or violations applicable under existing Oregon law.

Photo description: title graphic featuring a Portland Police badge and the words "new city code aims to put brakes on street takeovers."

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Gun and Drugs
Suspect with Gun Eludes Police, Causes Injury Crash (Photo) - 09/25/21

A suspect is in custody after attempting to elude police and crashing into another car causing injuries.

On Friday, September 24, 2021 at 11:26p.m., a North Precinct officer learned that a person in a vehicle was in possession of a gun in a hotel parking lot in the 3800 block of Northeast 82nd Avenue. The officer followed the suspect's car as he drove out of the parking lot and southbound on Northeast 82nd Avenue. When the officer initiated a traffic stop, the suspect failed to pull over and drove off at a high rate of speed. The officer did not pursue, pulling over and turning off her overhead police lights. However, the suspect continued recklessly driving until he crashed his vehicle into another vehicle at Northeast Pacific Street.

Officers provided aid to the two adults in the victim vehicle. They were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect ran away and officers pursued him on foot, arresting him nearby. They found suspected narcotics in his possession, and in the crashed vehicle they found a loaded revolver. They were seized as evidence (photo).

Ronald T. Stephens, Jr, 40, of Portland, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Attempting to Elude by Vehicle, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm (city code), Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Property Damage), and an arrest warrant.

Photo description: A silver revolver with black handle, unspent ammunition, and a baggie of blue pills

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Attached Media Files: Gun and Drugs
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Jacob Knight-Vasquez family photo
NW Portland Restaurant Homicide Victim Identified (Photo) - 09/25/21

The victim in Friday's homicide has been identified as Jacob Knight-Vasquez, 34. His family has been notified of his death and provided a photo for media release. They are not interested in media interviews at this time.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and determined Knight-Vasquez died from a gunshot wound and ruled his death a homicide.

Homicide detectives do not believe Knight-Vasquez was the intended target of the shooting. Preliminary investigation indicates the suspect fired a gun into the restaurant from the outside, where the victims were struck, then left to the west on Northwest Glisan Street.

This is still an active homicide investigation. Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Jason Koenig at Jason.Koenig@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0889 or Detective William Winters at William.Winters@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0466.

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One man is deceased and two others are injured after a shooting at a pizza restaurant in the Northwest Association Neighborhood.

On Friday, September 24, 2021 at 1:56a.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a shooting in the 500 block of Northwest 21st Avenue. When they arrived they learned three adult males had been shot. One died at the scene, one was transported by ambulance, and the other drove in a private vehicle to a hospital.

The suspect or suspects left before police arrived. Preliminary investigation indicates the suspect or suspects left the area westbound. Detectives are asking that if any residents or businesses have video surveillance in the area of Northwest Glisan Street between Northwest 21st Avenue and Northwest 23rd Avenue to please check their recordings to see they captured any people walking or driving away from the scene at around that time.

If anyone has any video surveillance, or any information about this incident, they're asked to contact Detective Jason Koenig at Jason.Koenig@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0889 or Detective William Winters at William.Winters@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0466.

More information will be released as appropriate.

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Attached Media Files: Jacob Knight-Vasquez family photo
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PPB and PBOT Partner to Address Public Safety and Livability Issues (Photo) - 09/23/21

Over the last month, Central Precinct's Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) has partnered with the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT)'s Parking Enforcement on two occasions in the 6400 Block of NW Front Avenue to conduct joint enforcement missions. This location had generated significant community complaints to both agencies.

Over the course of these two missions, Officers made seven arrests, recovered six stolen cars, recovered one firearm, towed one vehicle for further VIN inspection and assisted PBOT in towing 20 cars which had been identified and tagged as “abandoned" or were parked in posted "no parking any time" areas. Additionally, at least one person was referred to housing, case management or other social service resources.

This work is part of a continued effort to partner with other City bureaus in order to ensure public safety and livability issues are addressed appropriately. Central Precinct Public Safety Specialists were involved in these missions as well and proved to be a significant and important resource.

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Photo: Gun Recovered

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PPB Reports 7 Shootings in One Day - 09/22/21

The Portland Police Bureau's Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) has reported there were seven shootings in almost 15 hours, beginning just after 2 a.m. through 6:50 p.m. on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.

The first shooting occurred at 2: 20 a.m. at SE 67th/SE Ogden Street. Officers responded to reports from several callers regarding multiple shots fired. More than 10 cartridge casings were located. No victims or related property damage was located. Case #21-263320

A couple hours later at 4:30 p.m., at NE 82nd/NE Sandy Blvd, officers responded and learned an individual was shot and wounded. The victim suffered a non-life threatening injury. Officers extensively canvassed the area, but are uncertain exactly where this incident occurred, but believe it was near the Grotto, which is located at 8840 NE Skidmore Street. Case #21-263395

Later in the morning, at 11:09 a.m., officers responded to NE Prescott/NE Sandy Blvd on a shots fired call. Officers discovered multiple cartridge casings in the area. Preliminary information suggests that this was a drive-by shooting. There were no known injuries at this time. Case #21-263604

At 1:54 p.m., Officers responded to a call of an individual with a gunshot wound who walked into a local hospital. The victim suffered a non-life threatening injury. Based on preliminary investigation, the Officers believe the shooting occurred in the 500 Block of NE Multnomah Street. Case #21-263753

Just over an hour later at 3:07 p.m., another individual walked into a hospital with a gunshot wound. The victim was uncooperative with police and suffered a non-life threatening injury. The individual claims the injury occurred at a shooting at an unknown location in Portland overnight. Case #21-263821

At 6:02 p.m., East Precinct responded to this area on multiple reports of shots fired. Multiple people on foot were shot at by suspects in a drive-by style shooting. There were no reported injuries. Case #21-264030

Shortly after at 6:50 p.m., officers responded to the 5900 block of SE 72nd Avenue on numerous reports of shots fired. Officers located several cartridge casings at the crime scene. A related unoccupied stolen vehicle was located a short distance away after it was involved in a traffic crash. There were no known injuries reported. Case #21-264061

These incidents required significant numbers of officers, sergeants, detectives, and criminalists to investigate, and drained resources for patrol.

These shootings are ongoing investigations and any additional information will be released at the direction of ECST.

ECST is actively seeking tips, witnesses or any other information or have video to reach out by e-mailing crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference the corresponding case number.

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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East Precinct Neighborhood Response Team Arrests Two for Guns, Drugs and Warrants. (Photo) - 09/22/21

On Tuesday, September 21, 2021, members of the East Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) attempted to contact a subject they knew to have a warrant. The subject, 29-year-old Larry Yanez Rubio, fled from officers on foot, but after a short chase gave himself up. Rubio, a convicted felon, had two firearms, 28.8 grams of heroin, 5.6 grams of methamphetamine and 7 Oxycodone pill in his possession. Rubio was booked on his warrant and the following charges:

Several counts of Felon in Possession (handgun) and Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm;
Possession/Distribution of a Controlled Substance (Heroin);
Possession of a Controlled Substance (Hydrocodone);
Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine);
Escape III;
Attempt to Elude;
Interfering with a Police Officer;
Warrant

NRT's contact with Rubio led to further investigation which resulted in officers contacting 28-year-old Leonel Olvera-Hernandez, who also had a warrant for his arrest. Olvera-Hernandez also had a firearm in his possession, despite being a convicted felon. Olvera-Hernandez was booked on his warrant and charged with Felon in Possession.

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Photo: 2 Guns and several packages of drugs

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UPDATE: Person Killed in Crash on I-84 Identified - 09/22/21

The Oregon State Medical Examiner has identified the individual killed in the crash on September 20, 2021, as 29-year-old Tai David Ung. His family has been notified of his death.

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A fatal pedestrian involved crash has closed the Banfield freeway.

On Monday, September 20, 2021 at 8:15a.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to a crash on eastbound I-84 at Northeast 28th Avenue. When they arrived with medical crews they found that the crash involved a vehicle and a pedestrian. The pedestrian was deceased. The vehicle involved remained at the scene.

The Portland Police Traffic Division Major Crash Team responded to investigate. During the investigation, the freeway is closed eastbound.

More information will be released when appropriate.

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Quinton Miller
UPDATE #2: Arrest Made in July Stabbing Murder Case (Photo) - 09/22/21

Portland Police Homicide Detectives have booked a murder suspect into jail related to a July 24 stabbing in Downtown Portland.

Detectives were able to identify the suspect as Austin D. Hayes, 32. PPB Homicide Detectives and the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office presented the case to a Grand Jury, which issued an indictment warrant for the crime of Murder in the Second Degree.

PPB Homicide Detectives solicited the assistance of the United States Marshal’s Service (USMS) to locate and arrest Hayes. The USMS distributed fliers region wide and learned Hayes frequents a homeless camp in Hillsboro, Oregon. On September 21, 2021, Hayes was located and arrested by the Hillsboro Police Department. Hayes was booked at the Multnomah County Detention Center on his outstanding warrant for Murder in the Second Degree.

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The man killed as a result of a July 24, 2021 stabbing near Southwest Pine Street and Southwest 3rd Avenue has been identified as 37-year-old Quinton Bryce Miller. Miller died of a stab wound and his death has been ruled a homicide.

The investigation into this stabbing is ongoing. Any additional information will be released at the direction of investigators.

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

Anyone with information may also reference case 21-202363 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">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/">http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

Photo: Quinton Bryce Miller

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On July 24, 2021 at about 12:47 a.m., an ambulance passing through the intersection of Southwest Pine Street and Southwest 3rd Avenue encountered a person down in the street and stopped to assist him. The man appeared seriously wounded and the ambulance transported him to the hospital, where he later died.

Portland Police were called to the scene at Southwest Pine Street and Southwest 3rd Avenue. Officers secured the intersection and Portland Police Homicide detectives responded and began their initial investigation. Preliminary information indicates the victim may have been stabbed. An autopsy will be scheduled for a later time to determine the cause and manner of death. At this time there is no one in custody and there is no suspect information.

Any additional information will be released at the direction of investigators.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Ryan Foote at Ryan.Foote@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0781 or Detective Michael Jones Michael.Jones@portlandoregon.gov.

Anyone with information may also reference case 21-202363 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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Attached Media Files: Quinton Miller
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Kenton Neighborhood Homicide Victim Identified (Photo) - 09/21/21

The victim in the homicide that occurred near the area of the 8400 block of North Brandon Avenue in the early morning hours of Sunday, September 19, 2021, has been identified as 44-year-old Sean Edward Garner. The Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and determined Garner died from a gunshot wound and ruled his death 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, is asked to please contact Detective Rico Beniga at Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0457 or Detective Scott Broughton at Scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-3774.

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On Sunday, September 19, 2021, at 4:21 a.m., officers from the North Precinct responded to a shooting call in the Kenton Neighborhood, near the area of the 8400 block of North Brandon Avenue. When officers arrived they found a deceased man who appeared to have been shot. There is no suspect information at this time.

Portland Police Homicide detectives responded to the scene and are investigating. An autopsy will be scheduled to determine cause and manner of death. This is an ongoing investigation.

Any additional information will be released at the direction of the investigators.

Anyone with information about this incident, is asked to please contact Detective Rico Beniga at Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0457 or Detective Scott Broughton at Scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-3774.

North Brandon Avenue is closed between North Argyle Street to North Willis Boulevard. Additionally, North Argyle Street is closed between North Argyle Way to where North Interstate Avenue and North Denver Avenue meet. The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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Attached Media Files: Garner_photo.jpeg
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UPDATE: Arrest Made for Possible Assault Case Distributed on Social Media (Photo) - 09/20/21

On Sunday, September 19, 2021, Central Precinct Neighborhood Response Team and patrol officers arrested Robert L. Banks, 53, at Northwest 23rd Avenue and Northwest Flanders Street. He was charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon related to the incident previously released. However, the victim has not been identified and officers are still asking for information. The victim, or anyone who knows the name of the victim, is asked to e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov , Attention Central NRT, and reference case number 21-220133.

While the social media post showed alarming behavior, it was not the first incident involving Banks. He has a history of violent behavior, assaulting police officers, and prompting concerned community members to call police. Among the incidents he has been tentatively linked to:

-8/4/2021 Welfare check on man who caller says has history of chasing/threatening people with sticks and crowbars

-8/4/2021 Man threatening people as they walk by

-8/10/2021 Man threatening people with a pipe

-8/15/2021 Unwanted Person call, caller says man has history of threats with sticks and assaulted someone a week before.

-8/27/2021 Man chasing people with a stick

-8/29/2021 Man on the corner with a knife and big stick swinging it at cars and passersby

-9/3/2021 Man aggressive with passersby

-9/6/2021 Man threatens a worker with a knife when he retrieved a scooter. Banks calmed by a community member. Victim declines to press charges.

-9/17/2021 Caller reporting man chased neighbor with a stick

-9/18/2021 Man threatens a worker with a metal bat when retrieving a scooter.

Due to this history, a team of officers was gathered to attempt to safely take Banks into custody. At about noon Sunday, officers approached him. Banks immediately armed himself with the wooden handle of shovel or similar tool, began threatening officers and hitting objects with it, and then held out a wooden pallet as a shield. Specially trained Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team officers were using de-escalation techniques in a deliberate attempt to prevent or reduce the amount of force necessary to resolve the confrontation. Officers spent nearly one full hour attempting to de-escalate the situation. In an extraordinary effort, officers allowed area residents who stated they were friends with Banks to talk to him in an attempt to calm him. At Banks' request, his Probation Officer from Washington County was even called on the phone to speak with him, also in an attempt to de-escalate the situation.

However, the efforts were thwarted by a hostile crowd gathered yelling at police and Banks. That served to embolden Banks and undermined the officers' ability to gain any kind of rapport or compliance. Banks refused to put down the weapons and refused to cooperate with police. A custody plan was developed and once the communication team had exhausted all possible avenues of de-escalation and communication, the plan was put into motion. Banks continued to present as an active threat to officers and force was used against him to include tasering, pepper spray, and the use of an impact munition launcher. Those measures gave the officers a chance to move in and arrest him. Banks was evaluated by paramedics, confirmed to have no serious injuries, and he was transported to the Multnomah County Detention Center. Banks was also booked on several warrants.

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Portland Police is seeking public help identifying a potential assault victim in the Northwest District Association Neighborhood.

On July 22, 2021, Central Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) officers learned of a social media post depicting a potential assault. Officers have been investigating the incident since, and learned it happened at Northwest 23rd Avenue and Northwest Flanders Street. A suspect has been identified, but officers need to speak to the victim seen in the video. The video freezes for a few moments to more clearly show the image of the victim.

https://youtu.be/rXv1Z1iwWow

The victim, or anyone who knows the name of the victim, is asked to e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov , Attention Central NRT, and reference case number 21-220133.

No further details are being shared about this incident as it is an ongoing investigation.

photo description: victim holds up hand towards and advancing attacker holding a piece of lumber

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Attached Media Files: Screenshot of Victim
UPDATE #2: Deceased Pedestrian Identified in Sept 4 Crash - 09/20/21

The deceased pedestrian from the crash on September 4, 2021 is identified as Samuel G. Hambrick, 34. His family has been notified of his death.

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Visibility was likely a factor in the pedestrian-involved crash in Northwest Portland Saturday morning.

The preliminary investigation suggests that North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a pedestrian walking in the vehicle lanes of travel on Highway 30 near the St. Johns Bridge. Shortly thereafter, Central Precinct officers were alerted to the pedestrian-involved crash south of the first call. Investigators believe the calls were about the same person. The pedestrian who was struck and killed, an adult male, was wearing all black and in the traffic lane when he was struck. He is not being identified until next of kin can be notified.

The vehicle involved, a Mercedes Sprinter Van, was at the scene when officers arrived. There was no sign the driver, an adult male, was impaired or driving recklessly. He remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. No arrests or citations have been issued, although the investigation is still ongoing.

This is the 50th Major Crash Team activation and 45th traffic fatality for 2021 in the City of Portland. This time last year there had been 34 fatalities for the year.

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A fatal crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian has closed Highway 30 in Northwest Portland.

On Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 4:45a.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at Northwest St. Helens Road and Northwest 63rd Avenue. The pedestrian involved was deceased. The driver involved remained at the scene.

Northwest St. Helens Road (Highway 30) is closed in both directions for the investigation. The Portland Police Major Crash Team is investigating.

More information will be released when appropriate.

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