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Group Gathered outside Penumbra Kelly Building Blocked Traffic for Several Hours, Trespassers Arrested - 09/23/20

On Tuesday, September 12, 2020 at about 10:00 p.m., a march of roughly 75 people began in Laurelhurst Park in Southeast Portland. The group marched from Laurelhurst Park towards the Penumbra Kelly Building located in the 4700 block of East Burnside Street. As the group reached the Penumbra Kelly Building, they were notified over loudspeaker to not enter or remain upon the property, landscaping, or walkways. Failure to adhere to the order may subject them to arrest, citation, or the use of crowd control agents including, but not limited to, impact weapons and/or OC munitions (Oleoresin Capsicum). A lit commercial grade firework was thrown towards the property by someone in the group. The firework landed near several police cars parked in the lot.

For several hours the group continued to block traffic in both directions on East Burnside Street at East 47th Avenue. At around 12:18 a.m., members of the group entered onto the property of the Penumbra Kelly Building and were arrested.

By 1 a.m. the group mostly dispersed into the neighborhood.

During this gathering, a shooting involving two people associated with this group occurred in the 4400 block of Northeast Glisan Street.

PPB officers made 3 arrests. The following were booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on the listed charges:

*Sutton, Laura, 33-year-old, of Flagstaff, Arizona, Interfering with a Peace Officer, and Escape III
*Molina, Tracy Lynn, 47-year-old, of Logsden, Oregon, Resisting Arrest, Trespass II, Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer
*Arteaga, Simona, 39-year-old, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Trespass II

No crowd control munitions were used.

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Gun
Shooting Investigation Underway in Laurelhurst Neighborhood, Two Individuals Injured, Building Struck (Photo) - 09/23/20

On September 22, 2020, at approximately 10:30 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 4400 block of Northeast Glisan Street on reports of a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and learned there had been a physical altercation between two subjects. The altercation led one of the subjects to fire a gun towards the other subject. The subject was struck by gunfire and subsequently a business was hit with gunfire as well. Both subjects were transported to an area hospital by ambulance. Both subjects sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Prior to this incident, both subjects were participants in a group that gathered at Laurelhurst Park and marched to the Penumbra Kelly Building located in the 4700 block of East Burnside Street.

Given the circumstances of the incident, there is no threat to the community.

Officers have secured the crime scene and the Portland Police Bureau's Assault detectives are responding to assist in the investigation.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

If anyone has information about the shooting and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation. This is the fourth shooting of the evening where a person was struck by gunfire.

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Attached Media Files: Gun
Shooting Investigation Underway in Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood, One Individual Injured - 09/22/20

On September 22, 2020, at approximately 9:47 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 12300 block of Southeast Kelly Street on reports of a shooting. When officers arrived on scene they found an adult male victim with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital by ambulance. The victim's injuries are non-life threatening.

No suspects have been detained for this shooting at this time.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

If anyone has information about the shooting and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to call assault detectives at 503-823-0400.

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation. This is the third shooting where someone was struck this evening.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Centennial Neighborhood, One Individual Injured - 09/22/20

On September 22, 2020, at approximately 5:48 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a shooting at a residence located in the 14600 block of Southeast Center Street. When officers arrived on scene they found an adult female victim with gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital by ambulance as she suffered from serious physical injury.

The suspect involved in this incident has been detained. Given the circumstances of the incident, there is no threat to the community.

Officers have secured the crime scene and the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division is responding to assist in the investigation. Southeast Center Street is closed from Southeast 145th Avenue to Southeast 146th Avenue.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

If anyone has information about the shooting and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in East Columbia Neighborhood, One Individual Injured - 09/22/20

On September 22, 2020, at approximately 3:36 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 1000 block of North Schmeer Road on reports of a shooting. When officers arrived on scene they found an adult male victim with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital by ambulance. The injuries sustained by the victim are potentially life threatening.

Officers have secured the crime scene and the investigation is ongoing. North Schmeer Road is closed from North Whitaker Road to North Vancouver Avenue.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

If anyone has information about the shooting and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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Update: Deceased Identified From Fatal Crash on I-5 - 09/22/20

On September 22, 2020 at 3:45a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to several reports of a wrong-way driver on northbound I-5 and subsequent crash just north of Highway 99W.

Upon arrival, Central Precinct officers found both involved vehicles had only the drivers as occupants. Life saving measures were attempted on one of the drivers without success. The adult male driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. The other adult male driver was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

As a result of the crash, a very slight secondary collision happened with another vehicle who pulled off the freeway at the next exit. That driver was uninjured and sustained only minor damage to their vehicle.

The driver who died has been identified as 45 year-old Damian Asher Alexander of Vancouver. Mr. Alexander's family has been notified. The initial investigation shows that Mr. Alexander was the wrong-way driver.

Anyone with information about or who witnessed the crash is asked to please contact Officer Chris Johnson at 503-823-2213 or at Chris.Johnson@portlandoregon.gov.

This is the 33rd Major Crash Team activation and the 36th fatality investigated by the Traffic Division this year.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

A fatal crash on northbound I-5 in Southwest Portland is under investigation. On Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 3:45a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to several reports of a wrong-way driver on northbound I-5. As they were responding, a crash was reported just north of the Highway 99W interchange. Officers and paramedics responded and discovered three vehicles were involved in the crash, at least two impacting head-on. Lifesaving measures were attempted, but one of the drivers was deceased. The driver of another car was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of a third car was unhurt.

The Portland Police Traffic Division Major Crash Team is responding to investigate. To preserve the scene, three northbound lanes are closed. Traffic is able to slowly proceed by in the far right lane, but delays are expected as the investigation could last several hours.

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

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Map
PPB Planning Response to Mass Gatherings on September 26, 2020 (Photo) - 09/22/20

The Portland Police Bureau is preparing for a variety of mass gathering events being planned for Saturday, September 26, 2020. At this time, one group has been announced they will hold an event at Delta Park at noon. Another group is planning an event at Peninsula Park from noon until 3 p.m. These parks are geographically separated by over three miles (See attached map).

Based on publicly available information, these events are being promoted by individuals or organizations with differing ideologies. Numerous past mass gathering events in the City of Portland, involving individuals and groups with differing ideologies, resulted in criminal behavior by some participants, including but not limited to assaults, vandalism, weapons violations, as well as a recent homicide following a rally. Some incidents have resulted in arrests; others remain under investigation.

"We are working closely with the Mayor's Office and other local and regional partners and we will deploy our collective resources based on the latest information we have," said Chief Chuck Lovell. "Across our region we have witnessed devastation and loss of life from COVID to wildfires to gun violence. It is up to all of us to make sure we do not have an event where further loss of life results. Lawful engagement in First Amendment rights is acceptable; attendance with the intent to harm or intimidate others is not appropriate or safe for anyone.

"Due to the heightened rhetoric and many recent events where crimes occurred, we are developing a thorough plan to do everything possible to keep everyone safe. It is crucial for anyone who plans to attend to refrain from engaging in criminal activity, report dangerous or criminal conduct to the police, and adhere to lawful orders given by public safety officials. We will continue to keep the public informed and ask for the public's help in keeping us informed so we can work together to have a safe day."

The Portland Police Bureau's liaison team attempts to work with all event organizers to establish an environment where community members may safely practice their First Amendment Rights of speech and assembly. The Police Bureau Liaison Team is available to assist event organizers in planning a safe event for participants, Portland community members, and businesses. Liaison Officers may be contacted at: PPBLiaison@portlandoregon.gov or through its Twitter account: @PPBLiaison

Prior events resulted in traffic and public transportation disruptions and delays. The Portland Police caution drivers that roadways may be impacted on Saturday, including I-5, which is already affected due to the northbound span I-5 bridge closure. For more information about the bridge closure, visit: http://interstatebridge.org/ To check traffic, visit: https://www.tripcheck.com/

TriMet may adjust service if an area becomes unsafe, blocked or is closed. TriMet riders should check trimet.org/alerts ahead of time to see if their bus or MAX line is detoured or disrupted. Users of the Portland Streetcar should check portlandstreetcar.org.

The Police Bureau encourages demonstration event organizers and organizations to follow established guidelines for obtaining a permit to use a federal or City of Portland park and/or use City of Portland streets for protest events.

Anyone with information about individuals planning to commit criminal activity at any of the September 26 events is asked to share that information with the Portland Police Bureau. Information can be sent via email to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov.

For persons requiring anonymity, information may be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Oregon.
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. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

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Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Expect more information to follow in the coming days. To stay informed of these updates, follow us on Twitter (@PortlandPolice) or sign up for our press releases at https://www.flashalert.net/ or check for posted press release updates on our website at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/29797

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Attached Media Files: Map
Multiple Marijuana Dispensaries Burglarized-4 Apprehended in Traffic Stop - 09/22/20

Early this morning, North Precinct officers were dispatched to multiple alarm calls at marijuana dispensaries within a short period of time at the listed times and locations:

2:41 a.m. - 801 NE Broadway

2:47 a.m. - 2145 NE MLK Boulevard

3:09 a.m. - 5700 NE Sandy Boulevard

At 3:25 a.m., East precinct officers were dispatched to a suspicious call at a marijuana dispensary in the area of Northeast 67 Avenue and Glisan Street. The caller provided a description of a vehicle associated with the suspicious activity. A K9 officer shared information on the radio about the prior events in North Precinct. Within minutes East Precinct officers located a vehicle matching the description and conducted a traffic stop near Southeast 92 Avenue and Powell Boulevard.

Four individuals were detained for questioning and a substantial amount of evidence from the North burglaries was discovered in the vehicle. North and East Precinct Officers conducted this investigation. 3 juveniles (ages 14, 15, and 15) were detained and transported to the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Center for offenses including Burglary II (2 counts) and Attempt Burglary II.

27 year-old Shawndell Deshazo was charged with Burglary II (2 counts) and Attempted Burglary II and was booked at the Multnomah County Detention Center.

"This is a great example of cooperation between our police officers, K9 unit, and members of the public to coordinate information and apprehend those involved in criminal acts," said Chief Chuck Lovell. "Burglaries negatively impact our community members especially in these challenging times where we are experiencing a pandemic and economic crisis. Our PPB team continues to work to prevent crimes and apprehend those responsible whenever possible. I am proud of this team effort."

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Molotov Cocktail
Mass Gathering at Penumbra Kelly Building, Molotov Cocktail Thrown (Photo) - 09/22/20

In the evening of September 21, 2020, a group gathered at Laurelhurst Park and marched to the Penumbra Kelly building located in the 4700 block of Southeast Burnside Street. The crowd stayed off of the property and near the entrance to the parking lot. Some individuals in the crowd threw various items into the parking lot.

One of the items thrown was identified by the Explosive Disposal Unit and Arson investigators as a viable Molotov cocktail. The wick was lit and the device was thrown onto the property. Fortunately, the fire extinguished and no one was injured.

Anyone with information about this incident should please contact Detective Meredith Hopper at 503-823-3408, Meredith.Hopper@portlandoregon.gov.

For persons wishing to remain anonymous, tips may be submitted safely and securely to Crime Stoppers of Oregon online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/ or by phone at 503-823-HELP (4357).

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 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 from your smart phone.

The group eventually dispersed on their own. PPB did not engage the group and no arrests were made.

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Attached Media Files: Molotov Cocktail
Update: Victim of Kenton Neighborhood Stabbing Dies, Suspect Arrested - 09/22/20

The stabbing that occurred yesterday, September 21, 2020, in the 8400 block of North Interstate Place resulted in a homicide. The victim's identity is not being released at this time.

An autopsy by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office is scheduled to provide an official cause and manner of death.

North Precinct officers took the suspect into custody upon their arrival and Homicide detectives later booked 31 year-old Jonathan C. Creswell of Portland into the Multnomah County Detention Center for Murder II (domestic violence) and Unlawful Use of a Weapon (domestic violence).

If anyone has information about the stabbing and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to contact the Detective Shaye Samora at 503.823.0768, Shaye.Samora@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Rico Beniga 503-823-0457, Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On September 21, 2020, at 9:15 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 8400 block of North Interstate Place on reports of a stabbing.

Officers have secured the crime scene and detectives will be assisting in the investigation. North Interstate Place is closed from Argyle to McClellan, and North Willis is closed from Fenwick to Interstate Place There is no threat to the public.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

If anyone has information about the stabbing and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to contact the Detective Shaye Samora at 503.823.0768, Shaye.Samora@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Rico Beniga 503-823-0457, Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov

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Coffee Shop 1
March in Downtown Streets, No Arrests Made (Photo) - 09/20/20

On Saturday, September 19, 2020 at about 9:00p.m., a march of roughly 200 people began in the South Park Blocks near Southwest Jefferson Street and Southwest Park Avenue. The group marched around in the street for several hours, stopping at various locations to demonstrate and in some cases damage property and apply graffiti. Individuals in the group broke windows on businesses, including a bank in the 400 block of Southwest Harrison Street, a restaurant in the 1900 block of Southwest Broadway, and coffee shop in the 1000 block of Southwest 6th Avenue (photos).

At around 1:30a.m, Portland Police officers engaged the group to move them off of Southwest 2nd Avenue in front of the Justice Center to allow officers ending their shifts to drive into Central Precinct. There was no violence from the crowd, therefore no force or munitions were used by officers. After shift change, the officers disengaged.

No arrests were made. The vandalism is under investigation.

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Officers Disperse Unlawful Assembly in South Portland, Arrests Made - 09/19/20

On Friday, September 18, 2020 at about 8:45p.m., a march began from Elizabeth Caruthers Park at 3508 South Moody Avenue. It proceeded to the federal facility at 4310 South Macadam Ave where a demonstration was held. The crowd and federal law enforcement engaged with one another and the crowd was dispersed into the South Portland neighborhood.

With the assembly in the neighborhood, Portland Police Bureau (PPB) officers responded and encouraged the crowd to continue dispersing. PPB gave direction to the crowd via loudspeaker and social media that it was an unlawful assembly. All persons were told to immediately disperse to the north. Failure to adhere to this order may subject them to arrest, citation, or the use of crowd control agents, including, but not limited to impact munitions.

PPB learned that individuals in the crowd were engaged in criminal activity, including throwing items at officers. PPB officers made 11 arrests. The following were booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on the listed charges:

Callen Quinn-Ward, 20, of Portland -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Matthew King, 34, of Portland - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Aiden Brunola, 21, of Lake Mary, Florida - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Resisting Arrest, Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Unlawful Use of a Weapon

Alexa Grefera, 27, of Portland - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Andrew Neal, 25, of Portland - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Brian Kinnes, 23, of Portland - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Mason Klepp, 20, of Portland - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Veronica Misloski, 30, of Portland - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Resisting Arrest

Kermit Polsoun, 42, of Portland - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree (3 counts)

Matthew Germaine, 41, of Toledo, Washington - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Resisting Arrest

Mario Page, 41, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Possession of Stolen Property

Inquiries about the federal law enforcement response should be directed to the Federal Protective Service.

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Ritz Vehicle 2
CORRECTION: Endangered Man Missing from North Portland, Public Help Requested (Photo) - 09/18/20

This corrects Mr. Ritz's age as 74.

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A man missing for 5 days is now considered endangered and the Portland Police Bureau is hoping the public can help by looking out for him and his vehicle.

Richard Ritz, 74, was last seen Sunday, September 13, 2020 around 5:00p.m. leaving a bar in the 9500 block of North Lombard Street.

Ritz (photos) is a white male, 6'1" in height, 160 pounds, with a short "fu manchu" style mustache, khaki pants, red plaid flannel shirt, a Lakers baseball cap, and black tennis shoes. He has several tattoos, including "HATE" on his right knuckles and "LOVE" on his left knuckles. He may be living in his vehicle, which is a matte black 1999 Toyota 4Runner SUV (photos), Oregon license CK65017. Ritz is known to frequent St. Johns, Sauvie Island, and Scappoose.

Some health information has led Missing Persons Detectives to classify Ritz as endangered.

If anyone has seen Ritz or his vehicle, please contact Portland Police Missing Persons Detectives at 503-823-0797 or missing@portlandpolice.gov .

Ritz's daughter is willing to speak to members of the media. Please contact ppbpio@portlandoregon.gov for contact information.


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Ha Pham
UPDATE: Missing Endangered Woman Found Deceased (Photo) - 09/18/20

A woman who has been missing for 3 weeks was located deceased roughly 4 miles from her home.

On Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 7:09a.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to the report of a deceased person in the 3800 block of Northeast Lombard Street. Officers responded located the body. Officers contacted the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's (ME) office, who responded, conducted a death investigation, and recovered the body.

Today, Friday September 18, 2020, the Medical Examiner's (ME) office notified Portland Police that they confirmed the identity of the deceased as Ha Pham. She was the subject of multiple press releases as Missing Persons detectives hoped the public would be able to locate her. On August 28, 2020, she walked away from her home in the 900 block of Northeast 72nd Ave. She suffered from Alzheimer's disease. The ME classified the death as undetermined natural causes.

The Portland Police Bureau is grateful for the media and members of the public who spread the word and helped look for Ha Pham.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGES BELOW###


The Portland Police Bureau Missing Persons Unit continues to search for 71 year old Ha Pham. Ms. Pham was last seen near her Southeast Portland home in the Montavilla neighborhood on Friday, August 28.

Ms. Pham has Alzheimer's disease and is medically fragile. She does not drive and does not use public transportation.

Today detectives from the Missing Persons Unit spent time on foot looking for Ms. Pham and distributing her picture.

A member of Ms. Pham's family is interested to speak with reporters if it would help generate community awareness. Please contact the Portland Police PIO for contact information.

If anyone sees Ha Pham, please call 911 right away. People may also contact missing persons Detective Kristina Coffey at 503-823-1081 and missing@portlandoregon.gov .


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The Portland Police Bureau Missing Persons Unit asks for continued community help locating 71 year old Ha Pham. Ms. Pham has Alzheimer's disease and is medically fragile. She was last seen near her home in the Montavilla neighborhood on Friday, August 28.

Ms. Pham does not drive and does not use transit. She had been known to walk to the Glisan Fred Meyer store, and is familiar with the area of Southeast Division near Southeast 117th Avenue.

A member of Ms. Pham's family is interested to speak with reporters if it would help generate community awareness. Please contact the Portland Police PIO for contact information.
If anyone sees Ha Pham, please call 911 right away. People may also contact missing persons Detective Kristina Coffey at 503-823-1081 and missing@portlandoregon.gov .

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Portland Police are looking for an endangered woman that left her home Friday and has not been seen since.

Ha Pham, 71, walked away from her home in the 900 block of Northeast 72nd Ave on Friday about noon. Her family said she suffers from Alzheimer's disease, so she may be confused and not know where she is or how to get home. She speaks no English, only Vietnamese.

Ha Pham is described as an Asian female, 5'1", 110 pounds, last seen wearing a black sleeveless dress and she was not wearing a mask. She has shoulder-length graying hair.

See attached photograph provided by her family.

If anyone sees Ha Pham, please call 911 right away. If anyone has information about her, please contact missing persons Detective Kristina Coffey at 503-823-1081 and missing@portlandoregon.gov .


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Attached Media Files: Ha Pham , Ha Pham
Shooting Investigation Underway in King Neighborhood, One Individual Injured - 09/17/20

On September 17, 2020, at approximately 9:37 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Northeast Grand Avenue and Northeast Wygant Street on reports of shots fired. Several 911-callers reported hearing shots fired and cars driving off. Officers arrived on scene and searched the area for evidence of gunfire. Officers were unable to find evidence of gunfire and located no victims.

At 10:05 p.m., a victim with a gunshot wound to the forearm arrived by private vehicle to an area hospital. The victim told officers the shooting occurred near the tennis courts at King School located in the 4900 block of Northeast 6th Avenue. The victim did not give any suspect description to officers and no suspect has been arrested at this time.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

If anyone has information about the shooting and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Argay Terrace Neighborhood, One Individual Injured - 09/17/20

On September 17, 2020, at approximately 9:15 p.m., North Precinct Officers responded to a residence in the 12500 block of Northeast Marine Drive on reports of a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and learned a victim had been shot. The victim was transported to an area hospital by ambulance. This victim's medical status is unknown at this time.

Officers have secured the crime scene and Northeast Airport Way is closed from Northeast 33rd Avenue to Northeast 138th Avenue.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

If anyone has information about the shooting and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Parkrose Neighborhood, One Individual Injured - 09/17/20

On September 17, 2020, at approximately 4:16 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a hotel located in the 11000 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard on reports of a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and located evidence of gunfire to include bullet casings. It was learned a subject had been shot in the parking lot of the location and subsequently driven to an area hospital by a privately owned vehicle. The subject did not suffer from life threatening injuries.

The shooter is still outstanding.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

If anyone has information about the shooting and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Foster-Powell Neighborhood - 09/17/20

On September 17, 2020, at approximately 2:54 p.m., an East Precinct officer was in the area of the 8200 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard when they heard gunshots nearby. It was learned the gunshots were coming from occupants of two separate vehicles that were firing at one another.

Both of the vehicles fled the area and one of the vehicles was later located near the 11800 block of Southeast Flavel Boulevard. The vehicle that was located at this location had been shot and the driver's side window was damaged. Two of the occupants from inside of the vehicle fled as officers arrived at the location, however, were later located and detained. One of the occupants has minor injuries due to gunfire.

The other vehicle involved in the incident is still outstanding.

East Precinct officers have secured two separate crime scenes at each location and continue to investigate the incident.

If anyone has information about the shooting and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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Stabbing Investigation Underway in Argay Terrace Neighborhood - 09/17/20

On September 17, 2020, at 9:56 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 13400 block of Northeast Sandy on reports that someone was stabbed in the area. When officers arrived on scene they found an adult male with a stab wound. The male was transported to an area hospital by ambulance. The male's medical status will not be released at this time.

Officers have secured the crime scene and detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Assault Detail will be assisting in the investigation. There is no threat to the public.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

If anyone has information about the stabbing and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau at 503.823.3333.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Hazelwood Neighborhood, Vehicle Struck - 09/16/20

On September 16, 2020, at approximately 8:25 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 12200 block of East Burnside Street on reports of shots fired. Officers arrived on scene and found evidence of gunfire. A vehicle was left running at the scene that had been struck by bullets. There was no one inside the vehicle. Several spent bullet casings were also collected from the scene as evidence. No victims were located.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

If anyone has information about the shooting and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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Stabbing Investigation Underway in Lloyd Neighborhood, One Individual Injured - 09/16/20

On September 16, 2020, at approximately 5:19 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Northeast Lloyd Boulevard and Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard on reports that someone was stabbed in the area. When officers arrived on scene they found an adult male with a stab wound. The male was transported to an area hospital by ambulance. The male's medical status will not be released at this time.

Officers have secured the crime scene and detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Assault Detail are assisting in the investigation.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

If anyone has information about the stabbing and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to contact Detective Jason Koenig at Jason.Koenig@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Joseph Corona at Joseph.Corona@portlandoregon.gov

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Boise Neighborhood, One Individual Injured - 09/16/20

On September 15, 2020, at approximately 11:08 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 600 block of North Fremont Street. Officers arrived on scene and located a male victim with a gunshot wound to the leg. Officers applied a tourniquet to the victim's leg in an effort to stop the bleeding and the victim was then transported to an area hospital by ambulance. The victim's medical status will not be released at this time.

Currently, there have been no suspects apprehended.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

If anyone has information about the shooting and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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Update: Special Emergency Reaction Team Activation - 09/15/20

As the situation on the 800 block of Southwest Hume Street developed and more information was learned, it was apparent the circumstances had changed and therefore officers left the area.

Based on all available information, there is no risk to the community and investigators will follow up at a later time.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to the area of the 800 block of Southwest Hume Street to assist Central Precinct officers with a reportedly armed and barricaded person.

No additional information is available at this time.

Southwest Hume Street is closed from Southwest 6th Avenue to Southwest 9th Avenue.

An updated news release or social media post will be pushed out as investigators learn more. There is not an estimated time on when that update will be provided.

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SECOND UPDATE: Pedestrian Killed by Car Crash, Driver Arrested - 09/15/20

The deceased pedestrian has been identified as Christopher Copeland born March 8, 1984. The next of kin has been notified.

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###FIRST UPDATE###

An impaired driver was arrested after a crash resulted in the death of a pedestrian in the Buckman neighborhood Friday evening.

The Portland Police Traffic Division's Major Crash Team has determined that at about 6:43p.m., a 2017 Subaru Forester was going southbound on Northeast 18th Avenue and drove through a stop sign without stopping. It pulled in front of a 2016 Toyota Tacoma going eastbound on East Burnside Street, causing the Toyota to strike the Subaru on the passenger side. The impact pushed the Subaru up onto the Southeast sidewalk where an adult male pedestrian was walking. The Subaru pinned the pedestrian up against a building.

The pedestrian was transported to a hospital by ambulance where he was pronounced deceased. His name is not being released at this time.

Investigators determined that the Subaru was driven by Aidan S. Moran, 18, who showed signs of impairment. He was arrested and subsequently an Intoxilyzer breath test determined he had a blood-alcohol content of 0.12%, over the legal limit of 0.08%. Moran was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Manslaughter in the Second Degree, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Reckless Driving, and three counts of Reckless Endangerment. Two passengers in the Subaru left the scene of the crash, but one later returned and was interviewed.

This is the 35th fatal crash of 2020 in Portland.

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The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the 1900 block of East Burnside Street to assist in a traffic crash investigation. East Burnside Street is closed from 17th Avenue to 19th Avenue and 18th Avenue is closed in both directions at East Burnside Street.

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

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

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PPB Seeks Public Input on Directives (Photo) - 09/15/20

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

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

1st Universal Review: 9/15/20 -- 9/30/20
* Directive 630.26, Public Safety Support Specialist (PS3) Program

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


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Update: Shooting in Brooklyn Neighborhood Leaves One Injured - 09/14/20

The suspect contacted in this shooting, 55-year-old Todd Edward Marchant was arrested and booked. Marchant was charged with Attempted Murder I, Assault I, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Felon Possessing a firearm and lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

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A shooting victim is recovering in the hospital from gunshot wounds after a shooting in the Brooklyn neighborhood.

On Monday, September 14, 2020 at 12:05a.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a person shot in the 3000 block of Southeast 9th Avenue. Officers learned that the suspect was believed to be still in the area so they formulated a victim rescue plan.

Officers located a 40-year-old victim with gunshot wounds to the head and torso. At the same time, officers encountered the suspect, a 55-year old male, and he was arrested.

The victim was transported to a hospital by ambulance where he was treated. His wounds are serious but are not believed to be life threatening.

Assault detectives responded and are investigating. A gun was recovered as evidence.

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Victim Shot While Stopped at Traffic Light - 09/14/20

A man suffered an injury to his hand after being shot while stopped at a traffic light in the Lents Neighborhood.

On Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 10:47p.m., East Precinct responded to a call of a shooting near Southeast 82nd Avenue and Southeast Foster Road. Officers arrived and located an adult male victim shot in the hand. He was transported to the hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

The victim said that he saw a group of suspects attempting to break into vehicles nearby and exchanged words with them. The suspects got into multiple vehicles and followed him a short distance on Southeast Foster Road until he stopped at a red light at Southeast 82nd Avenue. Someone from a suspect vehicle fired multiple shots into the victim's vehicle. The suspects drove off. No suspect description is being released at this time. The investigation is continuing.

If anyone has information about this shooting, please call non-emergency at 503-823-3333 or e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 20-281549.

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Suspect Starts Six More Brush Fires, Faces Additional Charges (Photo) - 09/14/20

A suspect arrested last evening for starting a brush fire was arrested again after he started 6 more small fires.

On Monday, September 14, 2020 at 3:37a.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched with Portland Fire and Rescue to a report of multiple fires burning along the west side of the I-205 freeway. Portland Fire and Rescue extinguished three of them while passing community members put out the other three. All were caught early. No one was injured and no structures were burnt. Officers located Domingo Lopez, Junior walking along the shoulder and arrested him. They seized a lighter as evidence.

Lopez was transported to a hospital on a Police Officer Hold for a mental health evaluation. He was issued citations for 6 additional counts of Reckless Burning.

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A suspect was arrested after using a Molotov Cocktail to start a small brush fire.

On Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 4:35p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to assist Portland Fire and Rescue with a brush fire in the 9600 block of East Burnside Street. Officers saw that a section of grass along the I-205 freeway was burning. Firefighters extinguished the fire. No one was injured and no structures were damaged.

About an hour later, East officers were flagged down by a witness who pointed out the suspect in a nearby tent. Officers arrested the suspect, who confirmed he lit the fire with the device.

Officers seized a plastic bottle with a wick as evidence (photos).

Officers booked Domingo Lopez Jr., 45, into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Reckless Burning and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree. Arson investigators are also doing follow-up to see if other charges are warranted.

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UPDATE: Shooting Resulted in Fatality, Homicide Detectives Investigating (Photo) - 09/12/20

The shooting reported Friday night in the Hazelwood neighborhood is being investigated as a homicide.

East Precinct officers responding to a report of a person shot located an adult male victim. Lifesaving measures were attempted but he was determined to be deceased on the scene. Homicide Detectives responded to assume the investigation.

On Saturday, September 12, 2020, an autopsy was performed by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's office. The deceased was identified as Christopher M. Klein, 30, of Portland. The cause and manner of death was determined to be homicide by gunshot wounds.

Mr. Klein's family has been notified of his death and provided the attached photograph for public distribution. The family is not interested in media interviews at this time.

No suspect information is being released. If anyone has information about the shooting, please contact Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-0696 Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Jennifer Hertzler at 503-823-1040 Jennifer.Hertzler@portlandoregon.gov .

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A major intersection is closed for a shooting investigation in the Hazelwood neighborhood.

On Friday, September 11, 2020 at 9:32p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a shooting in the area of East Burnside Street and 122nd Avenue. When officers arrived they discovered evidence of gunfire. No victim or suspect information is available.

East Burnside Street is closed both directions between Southeast 119th Avenue and Southeast 124th Avenue, while 122nd Avenue is closed both directions between Northeast Davis Street and Southeast Ash Street.

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Attached Media Files: Chrisopher Klein
North Precinct Officers Respond to Three Shooting Incidents in Northeast Portland - 09/12/20

During the evening hours of September 11, 2020, officers responded to three separate calls of shots heard throughout Northeast Portland. Officers arrived at the locations and found evidence of gunfire but no victims. At one of the locations, an occupied residence was struck by gunfire.

Around 11:05 p.m., officers responded to an area hospital on reports of a walk-in gunshot wound victim. At 11:56 p.m., a separate walk-in gunshot wound victim arrived at another area hospital. Neither victim suffered from any life threatening injuries.

It is uncertain whether these shootings are related at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

If anyone has information about the shooting and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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Correction: Bicyclist Dies Days After Crash - 09/11/20

According to someone who knows this cyclist, he died on September 6, 2020. Police received this information days later, resulting in an earlier release headline misstating the number of days that passed between the collision and his death.

Additionally, investigators in this case believe, based on the evidence, the cyclist may not have come to a complete stop before entering the roadway.

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On September 3, 2020, at approximately 9:44 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 9200 block of Southeast Market Street on reports of an injury accident. Officers arrived on scene and learned a cyclist had been travelling northbound along the bike path parallel to I-205 near Southeast 92nd Avenue. As the cyclist began to cross Southeast Market Street, he failed to stop before entering the cross street and was struck by a driver.

A witness who provided first hand observations stated the vehicle was not speeding at all and had very little, if no time at all, to react to the cyclist crossing the roadway. The cyclist was transported to a non-trauma hospital where it was determined he had a small brain bleed.
On September 9, 2020, an officer who investigated the crash was notified the cyclist had succumbed from his injuries sustained during the incident.

The cyclist who died as result of the fatal crash has been identified as 81-year-old Martin Weiner. His next of kin has been notified.

This is the 33rd traffic fatality within the City of Portland for 2020.

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Pedestrian Struck - Interstate Bridge southbound - Traffic blocked - 09/11/20

This morning a person in the traffic lanes of Interstate 5, southbound, on the Interstate Bridge was struck and killed by a motor vehicle. The driver of the vehicle stopped and cooperated with investigators. There were no arrests or citations.

This matter is under investigation by the Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Officer Phillip Maynard 503-823-2236 or Phillip.Maynard@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Friday, September 11, 2020, at about 7:51 a.m. Portland Police responded to a pedestrian struck on Interstate 5 south, mid-span on the Interstate Bridge. The Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team is responding.
I-5 south is shut down from the bridge to the Expo Center. Bridge traffic is being diverted to Jantzen Beach. These traffic delays are expected to continue for about another hour.
There is no information to release about anyone's condition, however, Portland Police will release additional information about this collision when it is available.
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Shooting Investigation Underway in Sunderland Neighborhood, One Individual Injured - 09/11/20

On September 11, 2020, at approximately 12:40 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 3300 block of Northeast Sunderland Avenue on reports of a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and located evidence of gunfire and a victim that had been shot superficially in the leg. Officers learned an unknown subject shot the victim in the leg and then left the area. The victim was treated on scene for injuries but not taken to the hospital.


Given the circumstances of the incident, there is no threat to the community.

If anyone has information about the shooting and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Hazelwood Neighborhood, Apartment Building Struck - 09/10/20

On September 10, 2020, at approximately 4:06 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 400 block of Southeast 143rd Avenue on reports of a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and found evidence of gunfire, including an apartment building that was hit by bullets. Preliminary investigation shows a confrontation occurred between several subjects. The confrontation led to two subjects shooting their firearms towards each other. No one was struck by gunfire. Two subjects who were involved in this incident have been taken into custody.

Given the circumstances of the incident, there is no threat to the community.

Officers have secured the crime scene and Assault detectives are responding to assist in the investigation.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

If anyone has information regarding this incident they are asked to contact Detective Bryan Declercque at Bryan.Declercque@portlandoregon.gov

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Correction: Age of Homicide Victim Corrected (Photo) - 09/10/20

Lasalle Jamal Shakier is 29 years old. Mr. Shakier is also not a Junior.

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On September 9, 2020, at approximately 6:58 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 6600 block of Northeast Columbia Boulevard on reports of a shooting. When officers arrived on scene, they found evidence of gunfire and a victim who had been shot. The shooting resulted in the death of a victim and is being investigated by homicide detectives.

The victim of the shooting has been identified as 19 year-old Lasalle Jamal Shakier Junior of Portland. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined the cause of Shakier's death was from a gunshot wound and the manner of Shakier's death a homicide.

Mr. Shakier's next of kin has been notified and provided the photograph of him.

Anyone with information regarding this homicide is asked to contact Detective Ryan Foote 503-823-0781 Ryan.Foote@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Travis Law 503-823-0395 Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov

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On September 9, 2020, at 6:58 a.m., North Precinct Officers responded to a shooting at Northeast Columbia at 66. Traffic is impacted on Northeast Columbia from 47 to 66 avenues.

Portland Police detectives are responding to investigate and ask anyone with information to contact Detective Ryan Foote 503-823-0781 Ryan.Foote@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Travis Law 503-823-0395 Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Shakier
Portland Police Bureau needs tools to protect community and themselves during riots that endanger life safety - 09/10/20

Since May 29, 2020, Portland Police and partner agencies have been subjected to repeated violence by a group of motivated and well-organized individuals. These individuals have stated they intend to kill or injure officers and destroy occupied buildings and dwellings. Threats to commit acts of violence have been scrawled on police facilities and other property. Crowds have chanted slogans about burning down buildings on their way to attempt to do that.

Rioters lit County offices on fire in a building which houses hundreds of inmates and public employees, as well as the Portland Police Central Precinct. Rioters barricaded doors shut at North Precinct and East Precinct and attempted to light the building on fire with employees and civilians inside. Officers have been attacked with rocks, glass bottles, frozen water bottles, lasers capable of causing permanent eye damage, ball bearings and sharp objects launched from slingshots, paint balloons (to render their face shields useless) as well as fire bombs, large fireworks, and other items.

Police officers have not been the only ones whose safety has been threatened during civil unrest in the city. Numerous community members have been assaulted, one person has been murdered, firearms have been discharged, and neighborhoods such as Kenton have been endangered by fires set in the streets and at the Portland Police Association office. Neighbors have been threatened and intimidated by people engaged in the nightly violence. Businesses have suffered losses from arson, vandalism and mass theft.

CS gas is a tool which has been used sparingly in the last 104 nights. We want to clear up a misconception that it is being used as crowd control. It is not. It is being used to disperse crowds only when there is a life safety event. Most recently, it was used to disperse a crowd from which a Molotov cocktail was thrown at officers and ended up injuring a community member who was on fire. We understand that this gas seeped into nearby homes and that is not something we desire. However, the community should be asking the rioters why they are committing violence that threatens the very lives of others nearby. When people gather lawfully, peacefully, there is no need for intervention by police, much less the use of CS gas. That is evident from several nights, even within the last 104 days, when people gathered and police had no need to interact to prevent crime or restore order. In fact, that happens all the time in Portland.

There are those who suggest police do not even respond to these crowd events. Many times, we do try not to. In the past, crowds have come to our precincts, vandalized cars, gates, security cameras, etc. and police do not confront the crowd. When this occurs, the crowd escalates and does something such as light a building on fire so police will have to engage them.

Banning the lawful use of CS will make it very difficult to address this kind of violence without resorting to much higher levels of physical force, with a correspondingly elevated risk of serious injury to members of the public and officers. CS, while effective, is a significantly lower level of force than impact weapons, which would very likely be necessary to disperse riotous groups with its prohibition. We do not want to use gas. We do not want to use any force.

There remains an expectation that police will make arrests for crimes committed in civil disturbance events. The inability to use CS means this task will require higher levels of force to accomplish.

This is at odds with Portland Police Bureau Directive 1010.00, which states in relevant part:

The community expects and the Portland Police Bureau requires that members use only the objectively reasonable force necessary to perform their duties and overcome the threat or resistance of the subject under the totality of the circumstances.


To make an arrest in the middle of a crowd intent on destruction and injuring people, it takes considerable resources--large numbers of officers that we do not have. Not only do we not have enough PPB officers to respond in this manner, our area partners have stated they will not come to our aid, given the climate in Portland.

Police need all kinds of tools and resources to effectively respond to violence perpetrated by groups of people. Lately, it seems more tools have been taken away than added. There has been mention of research into alternative methods that may prevent the need for greater force. The Police Bureau is in favor of research, but research takes time. Removing tools without well vetted alternatives, with policies and training in place prior to their use, places police and community members at risk. No one has presented a solution of how officers can stop a rioting group who are threatening the lives of those present, especially given that in most of these cases, officers are clearly outnumbered, sometimes by hundreds.

Arson, vandalism, and violence are not going to drive change in this community. A Police Bureau without the necessary tools to protect its own members, or the community it serves, will not successfully help create the space for real change agents to do the hard work they hope to accomplish.

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Suspect arrested for Assault II after follow up, search/arrest warrants stemming from nightly violence (Photo) - 09/09/20

On September 3, 2020, Portland Police Bureau detectives arrested 36 year old Bryan Michael Kelley, and served a search warrant at his residence, during an investigation into criminal activity he was alleged to be involved in near City Hall, last week.

During the evening of August 25, 2020, a group of people gathered in Shemanski Park, in downtown Portland, and walked to City Hall. Within minutes of arriving, people within the group began committing crimes in and around City Hall.

Among those in the crowd that night was Mr. Kelley. Members of the Portland Police Bureau Rapid Response Team (RRT) responded to City Hall to restore order. At least one member of RRT realized that Mr. Kelley had repeatedly directed a laser into the RRT member's eyes, causing injury. Eventually, members of RRT were able to locate and arrest Mr. Kelley near Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest Jefferson Street. He was found to be in possession of a laser (photo). Detectives later tested the laser by pointing it at a piece of cardboard, which caused the cardboard to burn. Such lasers can be purchased online and are usually accompanied by warnings about harm they can cause, especially to the eyes. https://youtu.be/dcR_xkpOuNQ

Mr. Kelley was taken to jail that night for Unlawful directing of light from a laser pointer, Disorderly Conduct II, and Interfering with a Peace Officer.

Detectives followed up on this case, and wrote search and arrest warrants, which were reviewed and signed by a judge. This morning, Portland Police Bureau detectives served those warrants and arrested Mr. Kelley for
* Assault II, Class B felony -- Measure 11
* Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Class C felony;
* Unlawful directing of light from a laser pointer, Class A misdemeanor.

Mr. Kelley was lodged in the Multnomah County jail, with bail set at $257,500.

Chief Chuck Lovell said, "An assault on the police is an assault on the community we are sworn to protect. I commend the officers out there every day and night, and detectives whose follow up makes arrests like this possible. Anyone hiding behind legitimate protests to commit acts of violence should know the investigations keep going even if you get released after your initial arrest."

The Portland Police Bureau continues to follow up on crimes committed during violence which has occurred nightly throughout the city for over 95 days.

Shooting Investigation Underway in Lloyd District, Two Individuals Injured - 09/09/20

On September 9, 2020, at approximately 1:34 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 300 block of Northeast Holladay Street on reports of a shooting. When officers arrived on scene, they located a male who had been shot, and a male who suffered from an undisclosed injury. Officers learned an altercation occurred between the two subjects which lead to their injuries. Both subjects were transported to an area hospital by ambulance. The subjects' medical status will not be released at this time. Officers recovered two pistols and several bullet casings at the scene.

Given the circumstances, there is no threat to the community.

Officers have secured a crime scene and Assault Detectives are responding to assist in the investigation. Northeast Multnomah Street is closed to all traffic from Northeast 2nd Avenue to Northeast 4th Avenue.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

If anyone has information about the shooting and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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Group Disrupts Vehicular Traffic and Public Transportation in Downtown Portland for Several Hours, Projectiles Thrown Towards Officers, Arrests Made - 09/09/20

A mass gathering blocked streets and Trimet Max tracks in downtown Portland for several hours Tuesday evening. People associated with the gathering threw projectiles towards officers. Targeted arrests were made.

On September 8, 2020, a group began by gathering at the site of the Saturday Market located at 2 Southwest Naito Parkway. About 9:45 p.m., a march began in the street to the area of the Transit Police Department Offices located in the 200 block of Northwest 1st Avenue. As the group marched in the streets, group members were seen wearing helmets, gas masks, and carrying shields. Support vehicles also traveled with the group as they moved towards the Transit Police Department Offices. As the group arrived in the area of the Transit Police Department Offices, members of the group stood on the Max train rails, which interfered with trains getting through the area. Other group members stood in the street, blocking vehicular traffic.

Around 10 p.m., the group was told over loudspeaker to not stand on the Max train tracks and that vehicular traffic was open on Northwest Naito Parkway and to exit the street. Failure to adhere to the order would subject them to arrest, citation, or crowd control agents, including, but not limited to, tear gas and/or impact weapons. Some members in the group adhered to the order, others continued to march around in the streets nearby and throw projectiles towards officers such as eggs and water bottles. At 10:32 p.m., targeted arrests were made of subjects who continued to block vehicular traffic and throw projectiles towards officers. As these arrests were made, the group continued to march around in the area.

Around 11 p.m., the group marched towards the Justice Center located in the 1000 block of Southwest 2nd Avenue. The group blocked vehicular traffic on Southwest 2nd Avenue from Southwest Main Street to Southwest Madison Streets. Since vehicular traffic could not get through, the streets were closed and the group was told over loudspeaker to leave the area. Around 11:18 p.m., the group marched from the Justice Center to City Hall located in the 1200 block of Southwest 4th Avenue. When the group arrived outside of City Hall, they stood in Southwest 4th Avenue blocking vehicular traffic. The group was told over loudspeaker that Southwest 4th Avenue was open to vehicular traffic and to exit the street. Despite telling the group to exit the street, they continued to stand in the street, blocking vehicular traffic.

Since the group continued to stand in the street, blocking vehicular traffic, along with vandalizing property, at 12:05 a.m., the area of Southwest Jefferson Street to Southwest Salmon Street from Southwest 1st Avenue to Southwest Broadway was closed. The group was told over loudspeaker the area was closed and they were to disperse to the west. If the group did not disperse they would be subject to arrest, citation, or crowd control agents, including, but not limited to, tear gas and/or impact weapons. Despite the warnings, the group continued to stand in the street. Portland Police officers began to disperse the crowd from the area, making several targeted arrests.

For the next hour, the group continued to march around the closure area and officers continued to make targeted arrests. Around 2 a.m., the group eventually dispersed, leaving the area.

Portland Police used some crowd control munitions but no CS gas.

11 arrests were made by officers and one person was cited. The following people were booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center:

*Cherry, Adrian, 25-year-old, of Vancouver, Washington, Interfering with a Peace Officer
*Wilson, Joy, 45-year-old, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer Two Counts
*Molina, Tracy L., 37-year-old, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Resist Arrest, Disorderly Conduct II
*Duran, Andrew, 18-year-old, of Hillsboro, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Resist Arrest
*Curtis, Peter, 40-year-old, of Scappoose, Oregon, Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Resist Arrest
*Garlick, Frederick, 31-year-old, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
*Brooksher, David, 36-year-old, of Oakland, California, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
*Robeck, Dylan, 26-year-old, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer
*Schlichting, Marley, 22-year-old, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
*Kavanaugh Collie, Fiona, 20-year-old, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
*Beaver, Ella, 22-year-old, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II, Attempt Escape III

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Shooting Investigation Underway, One Individual Injured - 09/09/20

On September 9, 2020 at approximately 12:50 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 8500 block of Northeast Russell Street on reports of a shooting. When officers arrived they found an adult male victim with gunshot wounds. Officers learned the victim was shot at a separate location before arriving at the location in the 8500 block of Northeast Russell Street. The victim was not forthcoming with information regarding the incident. Officers applied a tourniquet to the victim's arm in an attempt to render lifesaving aid. The victim was transported to an area hospital by ambulance. His medical condition is unknown at this time.

Given the circumstances of the incident, there is no threat to the community.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

If anyone has information about the shooting and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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PPB Releases Video Outlining Staffing (Photo) - 09/08/20

The Portland Police Bureau remains committed to protecting and serving the City of Portland. Lately, there have been many questions about PPB's staffing and the number of officers available.

The Bureau has created a video explaining the number of sworn members, the number of officers and where those officers are assigned. Though this information is very fluid, due to many factors, such as retirements, resignations, injuries, leaves, etc., this information provides a framework for discussion on police resources. The video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/hhx_8DVE3WI

The Bureau currently has 917 authorized (per its budget) sworn members (all ranks) and 295 professional staff members. Currently, PPB has 882 sworn members and 259 professional staff members. This accounts for the 84 sworn positions and 4 professional staff positions that were eliminated from the FY 2020/2021 adopted budget. It also includes the 49 retirements and 9 separations since July 1, 2020.

The 882 sworn positions include all ranks: officers, sergeants, criminalists, detectives, lieutenants, captains, commanders, assistant chiefs, deputy chief and chief. Of those positions, the Bureau currently has 616 officers of which more than 100 either have not been trained or are still on probation. Due to the pandemic, the Bureau had a number of newly hired officers that could not attend the state's basic academy, creating a bottleneck. It takes roughly 2 years for an officer to be hired and trained under regular circumstances.

The video highlights where trained officers are assigned, including investigative functions, training, forensics, administrative positions and traffic, leaving 349 patrol officers. Of those patrol officers, PPB assigned 47 of them temporarily to the Rapid Response Team to respond to protests. This leaves currently 302 officers assigned to answer 911 calls from the Bureau's three precincts. Whether working at the precincts or RRT, officers aren't all working at the same time and are given days off, sick time, vacation and other leaves.

The Bureau provides an example of a typical weekday in the video. Bureau analysts have extensively reviewed the City's call loads to determine when they are heavier and when are they lighter to conclude what the Bureau's minimum staffing should be in the precincts. During most shifts, often there are not enough officers to fulfill this number, which means officers need to be hired on overtime to backfill these positions.

Lately, as nightly violence continues, if the situation threatens life and safety, PPB must add more resources to address it besides the Rapid Response Team. The Critical Incident Commander makes the decision to take officers out of the precinct mid-shift to respond to the violence. That leaves fewer officers responding to calls for service, and often there can be 80-100 calls holding during mass gatherings.

PPB has done work to address these staffing challenges, including working with the Bureau of Emergency Communications who answers 911 calls to help triage calls and determine if sending an officer is the most appropriate course. The Bureau continues to be innovative and move personnel when appropriate.

PPB also enhanced its online reporting so community members do not have to wait hours for an officer to respond.

"We are proactively putting this information out so that the community can see what resources police have," said Chief Chuck Lovell. "Last year, PPB responded to roughly 366,000 calls for service, often involving the most vulnerable people in our community. Before we can talk about re-envisioning public safety, we must first all understand the current situation."

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Detectives Seek Community Help with Homicide Investigation (Photo) - 09/08/20

The Portland Police Bureau, along with family, are releasing additional photographs of Gus Dino Komas, who died as a result of homicide on September 1, 2020.

According to the family, Mr. Komas wanted to grow his hair out and in lieu of doing that, he would often wear a long, grey, dreadlocked hairpiece. One of the photos shows this hairpiece, which could give Mr. Komas a different appearance.

The Portland Police Bureau hopes that releasing these different photos may help a potential witness recall anything that they could provide to detectives regarding this incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033 or Anthony.Merrill@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Jennifer Hertzler at 503-823-1040 or Jennifer.Hertzler@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at about 4:30 a.m., Portland Police responded to Northeast Ivy Street and Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard regarding a person down in the street, possibly a pedestrian struck by a vehicle.

Officers found a man lying on Northeast Ivy Street, west of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, near the Chevron gas station. The man was unconscious, but breathing. He was transported to the hospital by ambulance, where he died hours later.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office conducted an autopsy and determined the manner of death to be homicide. The man was identified as 50 year old Gus Dino Komas, of Portland.

Detectives believe Mr. Komas was assaulted and would like information about what happened to him.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033 or Anthony.Merrill@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Jennifer Hertzler at 503-823-1040 or Jennifer.Hertzler@portlandoregon.gov.

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Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle Dies After 6 Days in Hospital - 09/07/20

A pedestrian struck by a vehicle in the Woodlawn Neighborhood has died after 6 days in the hospital.

On August 30, 2020 at 7:02 p.m., Portland Police Bureau Officers from North Precinct responded to Northeast Dekum Street and Northeast Grand Avenue to investigate a crash between a single motor vehicle and a pedestrian.

The pedestrian, an adult male, was transported to an area hospital, was stabilized, and was slightly improving.

The vehicle left the area after the collision, but was found a short distance away by a North Precinct Officer. The driver was contacted and cooperated with the investigation. There was no evidence of impairment from the driver. The driver was not arrested but issued citations at the time.

An officer from the Traffic Division conducted an investigation and determined that the pedestrian was in a crosswalk crossing Northeast Dekum Street when he was struck by the vehicle driving westbound.

On September 5, 2020, the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division was notified by the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office that the pedestrian had died as a result of injuries sustained from the crash. The pedestrian was identified as 68-year-old Edward Tiffany of Gresham. His family has been notified of his death.

Anyone with additional information is asked to reach out to primary traffic investigator Officer Garrett Dow at 503-823-5070 or Garrett.Dow@portlandoregon.gov.

This is the 32nd traffic fatality in the City of Portland this year.

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Person Shot in Lents/Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood, Investigation Underway - 09/07/20

On September 7, 2020, at approximately 3:15 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 3900 block of Southeast 105th Avenue on reports of shots fired. Officers arrived at the location and found an adult male who had been shot. The victim was transported to an area hospital with injuries.

The area of Southeast 103rd is closed between Francis and Bush while investigators process the scene. No arrests have been made.

If anyone has information about the shooting and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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Fires Started, Prompt Arrests During Protest (Photo) - 09/07/20

A large fire was ignited in the street outside of North Precinct, prompting some arrests during a protest Sunday night into Monday morning.

On Sunday, September 6, 2020 at about 9:00p.m., a march began from Alberta Park at 2001 Northeast Killingsworth Street. The march proceeded to Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard at Northeast Emerson Street, the location of the North Precinct Community Policing Center.

North Precinct has been the site of numerous violent protests over the past few months, including instances where arsonists attempted to burn down the building with people inside. It is an active, working community policing facility, is a critical part of city infrastructure, and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is also connected to multiple private businesses, and is in a densely populated neighborhood. For those reasons, as the gathering approached the facility, the marchers were advised by loudspeaker and social media that Northeast Emerson Street was closed between Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard and Northeast 6th Avenue.

Shortly after arriving, the crowd began chanting, among other things, "burn it down." Some dragged a mattress into the street, Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard at Northeast Emerson Street, and lit it on fire. Because it was not an immediate threat to life safety or structures, officers remained far back and did not engage. Another mattress was added to the fire, as was some yard debris. The larger fire began to send lit embers into the air. Multnomah County has a burn ban in effect due to extremely dry conditions. Portland Fire and Rescue expressed concern about the danger the fire posed to the community. Portland Police notified the gathering that firefighters would be moving in to extinguish the fire. When police moved forward to secure the area, the majority of the crowd moved back. However, one arrest was made. Portland Fire and Rescue put out the mattress fire and then officers disengaged.

After about an hour, the majority of the gathering moved around to the North side of the precinct, blocking traffic on Northeast Killingsworth Street. For the security of the facility, officers prevented the march from proceeding south on Northeast 6th Avenue. The crowd was advised over loudspeaker that Southeast 6th Avenue was closed between Northeast Killingsworth Street and Northeast Roselawn Street. While the crowd blocked the street, drivers in two separate cars trying to proceed were caught by surprise and were stuck in the middle of the crowd. This caused some confrontations, but no known injuries.

After an hour, officers disengaged after multiple times advising the crowd not to follow officers. Several did follow officers into the closure area and arrests were made.

By about 1:00a.m., the majority of the demonstration had meandered away.

Officers discovered one arrestee was in possession of a glass jar filled with flammable liquid. Another had a bottle containing an accelerant and a slugging weapon known as a slung shot. Still another had an electronic control weapon ("stun gun") and a baton. Two arrestees had ballistic vests, including one, marked with the word "press," with rifle plates (photos).

The following 15 people were arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center:

Cole Cunningham, 38, of Portland -- Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Resisting Arrest

Adam Layee, 36, unknown residence -- Reckless Burning, Possession of a Destructive Device

Camillo Masagli, 26, of Portland -- Reckless Burning

Stacey Kirshbaum, 54, of San Francisco, California -- Interfering with a Peace Officer

Gerald Kohler, 19, of Oregon City, Oregon - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Brennan Schill, 23, of Mesa, Arizona - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Sean Lopez, 25, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Rachel Raffaelli-Wong, 29, of Sacramento, California - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Daniel Glenn, 36, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Lucas Angell-Atchison, 25, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Tayler Hansen, 20, of Utah - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Ronald Curteman, 24, of Vancouver, Washington - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Obadiah Powell, 20, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Scarlet Passmore, 28, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Deidra Watts, 25, of Vancouver, Washington - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

All attached photos are the possession of the Portland Police Bureau and are intended for public use.

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UPDATE: Arrestee With Injury Later Cited (Photo) - 09/06/20

The arrestee that left the ambulance was later located at a hospital and cited by Oregon State Police. Natalie Van Norman, 20, was charged with Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, and Riot.

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After rocks were thrown at officers, an unlawful assembly was declared at the Portland Police Association offices in North Portland, and numerous arrests were made.

On Friday, September 4, 2020 at about 9:45p.m., a march began from Kenton Park at 8417 North Brandon Avenue. Many of the marchers wore gear suggesting that they were not planning to be peaceful, including helmets, gas masks, armored clothing, and some carried shields. About 10 minutes later, as they arrived at the offices of the Portland Police Association (PPA) in the 1800 Block of North Lombard Street, many in the crowd were chanting, among other things, "burn it down."

The PPA office has been the target of arsonists several times in the last few months. Officers have been forced to react quickly when fires get started, increasing the necessity of utilizing crowd control munitions to move the crowd back. Increasing concern is the hot and dry weather, which could allow a fire to spread faster in the building and the neighborhood homes that are situated in close proximity. That prompted a plan to proactively prevent fires from being started. Officers stood at the perimeter of the building to prevent the demonstrators from accessing the PPA office.

Another concern was the safety of protesters blocking the streets and of drivers operating vehicles in the area. As the crowd arrived, the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) broadcast announcements over loudspeaker that North Lombard Street was open to vehicular traffic and that they should stay out of the street and off of private property.

A large contingent did not adhere to the announcements and stood in the street blocking traffic. They approached the officers standing on the perimeter, yelled at the officers and used lights and noisemakers. In an effort to de-escalate the situation, the officers did not take any enforcement action for over 90 minutes. However, at about 11:35p.m., officers reported items thrown at them, including rocks, a full beverage can, and water bottles.

Because of the direct attacks on officers, the Incident Commander determined that it was an unlawful assembly. The crowd was advised over loudspeaker and social media that they must leave the area to the north and west. Failure to adhere to this order may subject them to arrest, citation, or crowd control agents including, but limited to, tear gas, and/or impact weapons.

Few, if any, people in the assembly complied with the order. After several minutes, officers began to make targeted arrests and in some cases moved the crowd back and kept them out of the street. Several times officers pulled back and allowed members of the assembly an opportunity to leave. Many chose to stay and in several cases, they moved out into the roadway in such a way that they were blocking vehicular traffic.

One female arrestee had a bleeding abrasion on her head and was treated by a Portland Fire and Rescue field medic before being transported by ambulance. However, after the ambulance pulled away from the scene, she jumped out of the ambulance and left. She has not been booked into jail or cited at this time.

Officers from PPB Traffic Division conducted stops on vehicles that were supporting the assembly. In one vehicle, they discovered an illegally possessed pistol (photo). The driver was arrested on a warrant and gun related charges. The car was towed.

Twenty-seven people were arrested. All were booked in the Multnomah County Detention Center on the listed charges.

Gracee Brooks, 20, of Portland -- Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Resisting Arrest

Emily Lamprecht, 26, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Maurice Monson, 30, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Felon in Possession of Body Armor

Micky Perry, 33, of West Virginia - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Matthew Sohan, 33, of Yakima, Washington - Interfering with a Peace Officer

Angel Caballero, 23, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Christopher Ryan, 41, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Joshua Sooter, 33, of Missouri - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Riot

Tyler Junion, 36, unknown residence- Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Riot

Hanna Riegel, 23, of Wood Village, Oregon - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Jamesha Smith, 27, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangering

Tana Ross, 27, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Kelsey Marley, 26, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Olivia Van Norman, 19, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Lydia Stanford, 26, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Resisting Arrest

Demetrius Batchelor, 34, of Portland -- Felon in Possession of a Firearm, warrant

Wyatt Scully, 19, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Resisting Arrest, Harassment

Natalie Pace, 35, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer

Christopher Wallace, 32, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer

Brian Scherner, 26, of Tigard, Oregon -- Riot, Assaulting a Public Safety Officer

Nicole Rodriguez, 23, of Portland - Unlawful Directing of Light from a Laser Pointer

Denis Bielenberg, 32, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer

Irving Vega, 34, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Casey Smith, 30, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Loewy Malkovich, 38, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Matthew Carr, 40, of Beaverton, Oregon - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Matthew Gowen, 35, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer

PPB was assisted by Oregon State Police. Some crowd control munitions were used, but no CS gas was deployed by officers.

All photos are from PPB and are attached for public use.

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UPDATE: 59 Arrested During Riot (Photo) - 09/06/20

There were 59 people arrested during the riot that took place Saturday night and Sunday morning. Forty-three were processed by the Portland Police Bureau.

The following are those booked in the Multnomah County Detention Center:

Evan Burchfield, 34, of Portland -- Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer

James Castle, 43, of Portland - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot

Tony Girard, 34, of Tigard, Oregon - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot

Sara Rider, 30, of Portland - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot

Sarah Martin, 32, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer

Victor Philips, 34, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

G. Evelyn Luhman, 27, of Portland - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot

Henry Loeb, 31, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot

Jesse Joseph, 25, of Portland - Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Resisting Arrest, Escape in the Third Degree

Enzo Zimmerman, 18, unknown residence - Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Sherry Motmedi, 45, unknown residence - Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Resisting Arrest

Jaimie Crush, 26, of Portland - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot

Kiko Kurosawa-Grasa, 25, unknown residence - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot

Donovan Speed, 19, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Eleanor Rose, 22, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

John Alger, 23, of Portland - Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree

Jawad Fakhuri, 35, unknown residence -- Attempted Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Unlawful Use of the Weapon

Meganne English-Mills, 24, unknown residence - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree


Michael Skaggs, 23, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Sarah Rascoe, 39, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

John Mulkern, 33, of Olympia, Washington - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Noel Ruiz, 27, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot

Folajade Dgunfieitiani, 27, of Hillsboro, Oregon -- Riot, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Kristina Narayan, 29, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer

Joel Beal, 32, of Skull Valley, Arizona - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Simona Arteaga, 39, of Portland - Riot, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Leslie Branch, 26, of Lakewood, Colorado - Attempted Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Elizabeth Elder, 27, of Portland - Attempted Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Riot

Jil Heimensen, 50, of Portland -- Riot, Harassment, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Ty Fox, 23, of Astoria, Oregon -- Arson in the First Degree, Escape in the Third Degree, Riot

Cassandra Tighe, 24, of New Mexico -- Riot, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Escape in the Third Degree

Samantha Sartin, 22, unknown residence - Interfering with a Peace Officer

Bandr Alzafiri, 22, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot

Alaric Dinh, 21, of Beaverton, Oregon -- Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot

Nicholas Foster, 19, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree



Cited and released:

Clayton Adkerson, 32, of Portland -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Keisha Harrison, 30, of Independence, Oregon - Interfering with a Peace Officer

Martha Zhang, 22, of Portland - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Maya Jensen, 21, of Portland - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Mary Thompson, 41, of Springfield, Oregon -- Interfering with a Peace Officer

David Stevens, 45, of Tigard, Oregon - Interfering with a Peace Officer



Released to parent:
Juvenile, 17, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree



Booked at Juvenile Detention:
Juvenile, 15, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, warrant

There were an additional 16 people processed by the Oregon State Police. Their information will be released at a later time.


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Multiple fire bombs, mortars, rocks, and other items were thrown at law enforcement during a riot Saturday night in Southeast Portland.

A crowd gathered at Ventura Park and, at about 9:00p.m., began a march in the street toward East Portland Community Policing Center. East Precinct is an active, working police station and has been the target of arsonists, vandals, and violence in past demonstrations. It is directly adjacent to occupied townhomes and across the street from a school and a community event center. Many in the crowd were carrying large shields (photo) and dressed in protective gear including helmets, gas masks, body armor, and all black clothing. It was clear that the intent of the crowd was not peaceful protest. Therefore officers were positioned in such a way that prevented the march from reaching East Precinct. A police vehicle outfitted with a loudspeaker advised the crowd that, for the safety of city employees and all community members, the march would not be allowed to proceed that direction.

At about 9:15p.m, as the crowd approached officers, individuals began throwing multiple fire bombs at officers. One of them caught a community member on fire. Officers later located the injured person and Portland Fire and Rescue medics offered treatment. The injured person was later taken to a hospital by private vehicle.

This criminal activity presented an extreme danger to life safety for all community members, and prompted a declaration of a riot. The crowd was advised over loudspeaker that it was a riot and they were to leave the area to the east immediately. They were warned that failure to adhere to this order may subject them to arrest, citation, or crowd control agents, including, but not limited to, tear gas and/or impact weapons. Individuals within the crowd began throwing illegal fireworks/mortars at officers. Others were seen throwing rocks. At least one had a "wrist-rocket" type of slingshot launching unknown objects. In order to defend themselves from these assaults, officers used crowd control munitions, including tear gas. Officers made numerous targeted arrests.

For the next four hours, the crowd appeared to meander through the Mill Park community, attempting to get to get around the police blockade and reach East Precinct. Officers moved ahead of the rioters to prevent them access. Rioters lit fires in the streets, including dumpsters, garbage cans, and wooden pallets. Officers moved in to push the crowd back in order to extinguish the fires.

During numerous confrontations with officers, individuals launched attacks on law enforcement, including throwing objects. A sergeant was directly struck by a commercial grade firework, which burned through his glove and injured his hand (photos). Several officers and troopers were struck by rocks in the head, arms, shoulders, and feet. Only their protective gear prevented serious injury. An Oregon State Police vehicle was damaged by rocks, including broken windows and dents (photos). An unexploded mortar was recovered by police (photo).

Over 50 people were arrested. At least two were wearing body armor. One had a dagger, another had a knife (photos). The names of those arrested and their charges will be released in a later update.

The response to this event included not only Portland Police Rapid Response Team and Oregon State Police, but PPB precincts had to pull officers out of patrol to assist. That limited the ability to respond to calls. At about 2:00a.m., there were almost 150 calls for service holding in the City of Portland.

All photos attached were taken by PPB or OSP, and they are intended for public use.

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Detectives located unidentified person - grateful for community help in case (Photo) - 09/05/20

Portland Police detectives identified the person they were seeking who was present and witnessed the shooting death of Aaron J. Danielson on August 29, 2020. Detectives are grateful for community assistance in this matter. There is no further need for tips as to his identity.

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On Thursday, September 3, 2020 Portland Police Bureau detectives prepared an affidavit in support of an arrest warrant. The affidavit was presented to a Multnomah County Circuit Judge, who reviewed the affidavit and issued a warrant for the arrest of 48 year old Michael Reinoehl, for Murder in the second degree, with a firearm (ORS 163.115), and Unlawful Use of a Weapon, with a firearm (ORS 166.220).

Mr. Reinoehl was wanted in the shooting death of 39 year old Aaron J. Danielson. Mr. Danielson was shot and killed near Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Alder Street on August 29, 2020.

Portland Police collaborated with law enforcement partners throughout the investigation, but were not present during the attempt to take Mr. Reinoehl into custody in Washington State, and defer questions about that incident to agencies involved.

This case is still under investigation. Portland Police detectives would like the community to help identify a person who was present and witnessed the shooting downtown on August 29, 2020. Detectives would like to interview this person (picture).

Anyone with information may contact Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457 or rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov.


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Pedestrian Struck - Fatal collision on Northeast Couch Street - 09/04/20

On Friday, September 4, 2020, at about 2:30 a.m., Portland Police responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on Northeast Couch Street near Northeast 9th Avenue. The pedestrian did not survive the collision. The Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team responded to investigate. Traffic was blocked for hours during the investigation.

The pedestrian appears to have been walking a bicycle in the roadway when a vehicle travelling westbound on Northeast Couch struck the pedestrian. The driver of the vehicle and witnesses remained at the scene. There were no citations or arrests.

The identity of the pedestrian will not be released until after family is notified.

There have been 31 traffic fatalities in Portland in 2020.

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Group Throws Projectiles and Vandalizes Property at Penumbra Kelly Building, Arrests Made (Photo) - 09/04/20

A mass gathering blocked East Burnside Street for several hours. People associated with the gathering threw projectiles towards the Penumbra Kelly Building and officers. Some targeted arrests were made and support vehicles used to block vehicular traffic were cited/and or towed.

On September 3, 2020, a group began by gathering at Laurelhurst Park located at Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard and Southeast Stark Street. About 9:22 p.m., a march began in the street to the area of the Penumbra Kelly Building located in the 4700 block of East Burnside Street. As the group marched in the street, several group members were seen wearing helmets, gas masks, and carrying shields. Support vehicles also traveled with the group as they moved towards the Kelly Building. As the group arrived at the Kelly Building, East Burnside Street was blocked in both directions and group members stood in the street.

At 9:35 p.m., the group was told over loudspeaker to remain off the property of the Kelly Building. If the group did not remain off the property, they would be trespassing and subject to arrest, this included all members of the press. Some group members came on to the property, while others threw projectiles such as rocks and plastic water bottles towards the Kelly Building from the street. Group members continued to throw projectiles, some of which hit vehicles parked in the Kelly Building parking lot. Others were seen spray painting the west side of the Kelly Building.

Despite several warnings, the group's criminal actions continued on. At 11:25 p.m., the group was told over loudspeaker to stop throwing projectiles towards the Kelly Building. Failure to adhere to the order may subject them to arrest, citation, or crowd control agents, including, but not limited to, tear gas and/or impact weapons. At 11:58 p.m., targeted arrests were made of subjects who continued to throw rocks towards the building, parked vehicles, and officers.

At 12:25 a.m., a vehicle traveling eastbound on East Burnside Street, drove through the crowd, narrowly missing people in the group. The vehicle was later stopped by officers and cited.

Several support vehicles associated with the group were positioned in the street. The support vehicles' main purpose were to block traffic. Some support vehicles did not have license plates and some had duct tape covering the license plates. Because the vehicles were left in the street to block vehicular traffic several of the vehicles were cited and one was towed.

The group was mostly dispersed by 2 a.m.

Portland Police did not use any crowd control munitions or CS gas.

Two arrests were made during the event. These individuals were booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center:
*O'Neill, Devlin Sean, 29-year-old, Criminal Mischief II, Disorderly Conduct II
*Lundbom, Amanda, 37-year-old, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Failure to Display Drivers License

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Mass Gathering Blocks Streets and Throws Projectiles towards Officers, Arrests Made - 09/03/20

The following is a summary of arrests from activity described in an earlier release:

43 year old Tara Bratton, Portland -- Interfering with a Peace Officer
31 year old Rosalind Benoit, Portland -- Disorderly Conduct II
18 year old John Yingling, Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II


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A mass gathering blocks traffic for several hours on city streets to include a closed street. Some participants were seen throwing projectiles towards officers. Targeted arrests made.

On September 2nd, 2020, a group began by gathering in Alberta Park located in the 2000 block of Northeast Killingsworth Street. About 11 p.m., a march began in the street to the area of North Precinct located on the 400 block of Northeast Emerson Street. As the group marched in the street, several support vehicles rode with them as they marched. As the group arrived at North Precinct, Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard was blocked in both directions. Water bottles were thrown by group members towards North Precinct and a motorized scooter was seen doing burnouts on the blocked street.

In the past, protestors have blocked Northeast Emerson Street at Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. This area is a vital entrance and exit to North Precinct for both sworn and non-sworn employees during their shift. Because North Precinct is a functioning Community Policing Facility where employees are constantly coming and going during their shift in an effort to serve the community, it is imperative Northeast Emerson Street stays clear so employees can get to calls for service. For this reason, at 11:15 p.m., the group was told over loud speaker that Northeast Emerson Street was closed between Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Northeast 6th Avenue. The group was also told not to enter the area or engage in criminal behavior. Failure to adhere to this order may subject them to arrest, citation, or crowd control agents, including, but not limited to, tear gas and/or impact weapons. Despite the announcements the crowd continued to gather on Northeast Emerson Street just east of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

After several hours, the group continued to block Northeast Emerson Street at Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Some people in the group threw projectiles such as water bottles and rocks towards officers located on the roof of North Precinct. At 1:30 a.m., the group tore down tape and barricades set up by officers as they advanced further east on Northeast Emerson Street from Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Once again the group was told the street was closed over loudspeaker. The group continued their criminal behavior and officers made targeted arrests.

The group was mostly dispersed by 2 a.m.

Portland Police did not use any crowd control munitions or CS gas.

Arrests were made during the event and will be updated as the information becomes available.

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Major Crash Team Activation in Portsmouth Neighborhood - 09/02/20

On September 2nd, 2020 at approximately 6:07 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 4900 block of North Fessenden Street on reports of an injury accident. Officers arrived at the location and learned a vehicle traveling westbound on North Fessenden Street just west of Fiske Avenue, struck two children. The children were playing nearby when they ran in between two parked vehicles on North Fessenden Street and into traffic. One of the children, a 3-year-old, suffered life threatening injuries. The child was transported to an area hospital by ambulance. The child's medical status is unknown at this time. The other child, was treated at the scene. The Major Crash Team (MCT) was activated and leading the investigation.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene of the crash and was cooperative with investigators. Driver speed and impairment do not seem to play a role in the crash.

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

If anyone witnessed the crash or has information about it, please contact Officer Phil Maynard at Phillip.Maynard@portlandoregon.gov or (503) 823-2216

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Cully Neighborhood, Occupied Apartment Building Struck (Photo) - 09/02/20

On September 2, 2020, at approximately 3:02 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 5000 block of Northeast Killingsworth Street on reports of shots fired. Officers arrived at the location and found evidence of gunfire. There were no victims at the location, however, 5 shell casings were found which were collected by officers for evidentiary purposes. Officers left the area after processing the scene.

Around 4 a.m., another 911-caller reported several more shots at the same location. Officers returned to the location and found an occupied apartment had been struck by gunfire along with 28 more shell casings. Once again, there were no victims located.

If anyone has information about the shooting and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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Chief Lovell's Statement on Arson and Riot from Last Night - 09/01/20

Last night a residential apartment building was broken into and a fire was lit inside the building. Over the past several weeks, we have seen arson at occupied police precincts as well as the PPA office which is tucked into a residential neighborhood. Last night marked yet another escalation of the senseless violence. The families that live inside have done absolutely nothing to provoke a threat to their lives.

As I've stated repeatedly, the nightly violence is coming at increased cost. It is not only that occupied buildings are being targeted. Gun violence is skyrocketing. Emergency calls for service are not being answered. This is impacting the safety of our entire City and urgent action is needed. Our elected officials need to do their part to draw a line in the sand and to hold people accountable. The violent behavior must end.

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UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck By Motorcycle Identified - 09/01/20

The pedestrian who was struck and killed by a motorcyclist on August 28, 2020, has been identified as 28 year-old Zachary David Crist of Camas, WA. Mr. Crist's next of kin has been notified.

Anyone with additional information is asked to reach out to primary traffic investigator Officer Garrett Dow at 503-823-5070 or Garrett.Dow@portlandoregon.gov.

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### ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW ###

Extreme speed is believed to be a contributing factor in the double fatal motorcycle crash Friday night in the St. Johns Neighborhood.

After investigation, the Major Crash Team officers believe that the motorcycle rider was traveling westbound on North Lombard Street at an extremely high rate of speed and struck a pedestrian in the roadway near the 6100 block. The pedestrian was wearing all dark clothing and the area, while lit by streetlamps, has dark spots that make nighttime visibility difficult.

The pedestrian, and adult male, was killed. The impact caused the motorcycle, a 2010 BMW S1000R, to fall and the rider died on the scene as well. The rider is identified as Dylan M. Foord, 27, of Newberg. His family has been notified of his death. The pedestrian has been identified and investigators are working to locate next of kin before releasing his name.

Officers responding noted that there were numerous cars and motorcycles leaving the area after the crash and it appeared was an illegal speed racing event happening in the area. These dangerous events have been an ongoing concern, and often feature cars doing stunts and displays of speed with spectators very close by. Investigators believe that there are additional witnesses to the crash and the events leading up to it, and that there may be video as well. Anyone with additional information is asked to reach out to primary traffic investigator Officer Garrett Dow at 503-823-5070 or Garrett.Dow@portlandoregon.gov .

For 2020, this is the 28th traffic fatality in the City of Portland, and the 29th callout for the Major Crash Team.

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### ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW ###

A crash involving a motorcycle has resulted in two confirmed fatalities in the St. Johns Neighborhood, and North Marine Drive is closed for the investigation.

On Friday, August 28, 2020 at 11:35p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a motorcycle crash on North Marine Drive at North Bybee Lakes Road. When officers and medical crews arrived, they confirmed two people were deceased.

The Portland Police Traffic Division Major Crash Team is on scene and leading the investigation.

North Marine Drive is closed in both directions between North Portland Road and North Lombard Street. Detour is North Columbia Boulevard.

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Fatal Crash in the Glenfair Neighborhood, Crash Team responding - 09/01/20

A crash in the Glenfair neighborhood has resulted in a fatality.

On Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 5:10a.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a crash in the 400 block of Southeast 153rd Avenue. When officers arrived they discovered two people with serious injuries. Medical crews arrived and determined that one was a fatality. The other person was transported to the hospital by ambulance. The patient's condition is unknown.

The Portland Police Traffic Division Major Crash Team is responding to assume the investigation. Southeast Stark Street is closed between Southeast 148th Avenue and Southeast 157th Avenue.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be released at a later time.

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Protesters Break Windows, Burglarize Business, Start Fire In Apartment Building; Riot Declared (Photo) - 09/01/20

A mass gathering devolved into a riot after individuals broke windows, burglarized a business, and lit a fire in an occupied apartment building.

A group began by gathering in the North Park Blocks near Northwest Park Avenue and Northwest Couch Street. About 10:00p.m., a march began in the street to the area of Northwest 10th Avenue and Northwest Glisan Street. Some in the crowd began lighting off what appeared to be illegal commercial-grade fireworks. A fire was lit in a garbage can in the street. Some windows were broken and walls were defaced with graffiti (photo). In an attempt to deescalate, officers stayed out of sight and monitored the situation from a distance. However, the vandalism and burning continued. People were seen burglarizing a business, taking furniture out, and throwing it on the fires in the street (photo).

At 11:05p.m., due to the ongoing criminal behavior, the incident was declared an unlawful assembly and all persons were told over loudspeaker to immediately leave the area by traveling to the west. Failure to adhere to this order may subject them to arrest, citation, or crowd control agents, including, but not limited to, tear gas and/or impact weapons.

About 2 minutes later, officers observed someone throw burning material through a broken window into a ground-level business in a large, occupied apartment building. Out of concern that the fire could spread, causing an extreme life safety concern, the incident was declared a riot.

Here is a link to a post that showed the early moments of that fire:
https://twitter.com/PortlandPolice/status/1300703878078291968

Arson Investigators are looking for the suspect who started the fire.

Over loudspeaker, participants in the gathering were told that the area was closed to all persons, including media and legal observers, to allow firefighters to respond and extinguish the fires. Few, if any, of the persons complied.

Officers began to move the crowd. Immediately officers reported rocks and paint balloons being thrown at them. Arrests were made. As the crowd moved away, some attempted to stack debris in the road to create barricades. Officers cleared them. At least one more dumpster was lit on fire.

Over the next couple of hours, officers continued to move rioters in an attempt to prevent them from reconvening at the site of the riot. More selective arrests were made when appropriate. By 2:00a.m., most of the participants in the gathering had left the area.

During this series of events, officers deployed some crowd control munitions. However no CS gas was used.

Nineteen arrests were made. Some of those arrested were in possession of weapons, including knives and at least one expandable baton (photos). The following were booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on the listed charges:

Giacomozzi, Kyle, 37, of Happy Valley, Oregon -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Johnson, Alexandra, 28, of Portland - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Shearer, Cody, 28, of Beaverton, Oregon - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Varty, Victoria, 30, of Portland - Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Myles, Rachel, 34, of Portland - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Babb, Christopher (booked under the name Doe, John), 45, unknown residence - Attempted Assault on a Public Safety Officer, Riot, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Carrying a Concealed Weapon

Long, Scott, 48, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer

Grundmeyer, Tina, 53, of Portland -- Riot, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Burns, Isabel, 24, of Portland - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer

White, Deven, 29, of Portland - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Sutterfield, Trapper, 24, of Portland - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Stanford, Garret, 29, of Portland - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Rowe, Isaac, 25, of Portland - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Resisting Arrest

Bennington, Ellen, 20, of Vancouver, Washington - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Resisting Arrest, Carrying a Concealed Weapon

Campbell, Arianna, 19, of Portland - Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Police Officer

Hess, Damian, 21, of Portland -- Criminal Mischief in the First Degree


Cited in lieu of custody:
Ferreira, Dustin, 36, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer

Referred to juvenile court:
juvenile, 17, of Portland - Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Police Officer, Escape in the Third Degree

One person has not yet been booked and therefore is not identified here.

All attached photos owned by PPB for public use.
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Shooting in Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood, 1 Injured - 08/31/20

A shooting in the Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood has left a victim with serious injuries.

On Monday, August 31, 2020 at 4:00p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a person shot in the 13000 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard. When officers arrived they located a victim, an adult male, with multiple gunshot wounds. Officers secured the scene and applied a tourniquet to the victim's leg. The victim was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. His current condition is unknown.

No suspect information is available and no arrests have been made.

Southeast Powell Boulevard was closed for about 2 hours during the investigation, but is now reopened.

If anyone was a witness and hasn't spoken to officers, has any video of this shooting, or has information about it, please contact Portland Police Detective Division at 503-823-0400 or crimetips@portlandoregon.gov. Please reference case number 20-268575.

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UPDATE: Victim identified - Homicide Investigation Continues, Public Help Sought - photo (Photo) - 08/31/20

Aaron J. Danielson's family has shared the attached photo.

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On August 29, 2020 at about 8:46 p.m. Portland Police responded to shots in the area of Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Alder Street where they located a man who had been shot.

The Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office is conducting an investigation into this death and the decedent has been positively identified as 39 year old Aaron J. Danielson, of Portland.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office has conducted an autopsy and determined the manner of death to be homicide and the cause of death gunshot wound of chest.

Portland Police detectives continue to investigate this homicide and ask anyone with information to contact Detective Rico Beniga 503-823-0457 Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov or Sergeant Joe Santos 503-823-0406 Joseph.Santos@portlandoregon.gov .

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The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) Homicide Unit has concluded its on scene investigation at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Alder Street and the street is reopened. However, a great deal of work remains to be done.

Homicide detectives are aware of videos circulating on social media that show the shooting. It is important for detectives get a full and accurate picture of what happened before, during, and after the shooting. If anyone was a witness, has video, or has information about the homicide, they're asked to contact the primary detectives.

"It is still early in this investigation, and I ask everyone to give the detectives time to do their important work before drawing conclusions about what took place," said Police Chief Chuck Lovell. "If anyone can provide information about this case, I ask them to please reach out to our detectives. This violence is completely unacceptable and we are working diligently to find and apprehend the individual or individuals responsible."

Contact Detective Rico Beniga 503-823-0457 Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov or Sergeant Joe Santos 503-823-0406 Joseph.Santos@portlandoregon.gov .

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### ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW ###


A Homicide Investigation is underway in downtown Portland after a shooting Saturday evening.

On Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 8:46p.m., Portland Police officers heard sounds of gunfire from the area of Southeast 3rd Avenue and Southwest Alder Street. They responded and located a victim with a gunshot wound to the chest. Medical responded and determined that the victim was deceased.

No suspect information is being released at his time.

Officers have secured the entire block as the crime scene. Community members are asked to avoid the area to allow the investigators the time and space to do their work. If anyone was a witness or has first-hand video of the shooting or what led up to it, please notify an officer or contact homicide detective Rico Beniga, 503-823-0457 Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov or Sergeant Joe Santos 503-823-0406 Joseph.Santos@portlandoregon.gov .

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Rocks and Other Items Thrown at Officers, Unlawful Assembly Declared at Kelly Building (Photo) - 08/31/20

After rocks, eggs, and other items were thrown at officers, several people were arrested during a protest that devolved into an unlawful assembly outside the Penumbra Kelly Building.

On Sunday, August 30, 2020 at about 8:30p.m., a mass gathering formed at Laurelhurst Park, Southeast Cesar E Chavez Boulevard and Southeast Stark Street, and marched to the Kelly Building at 4735 East Burnside Street. The crowd, numbering roughly 150 people, blocked traffic as it marched.

There were several vehicles that were supporting the marchers by blocking vehicular traffic. The drivers were warned by officers to move their vehicles. When they did not, the drivers were arrested and the vehicles towed.
Portland Police Bureau (PPB) issued warnings over loudspeaker advising the crowd to remain off the Kelly Building property.

Many in the group were wearing heavy protective gear, including helmets, gas masks, goggles, and external armor. Some carried shields and reflective squares. The reflective squares were used to reflect police lights back toward officers. Although officers were stationed far back in the parking lot, individuals in the crowd began throwing numerous rocks (photo), eggs, and other items at officers. Some of the items struck police vehicles (photos of damage caused).

Over loudspeaker, PPB warned people to stop throwing projectiles. Anyone who is involved in criminal behavior including throwing projectiles is subject to arrest, citation, and/or the use of crowd control agents.

After numerous warnings, and with more items thrown at officers, the crowd was advised that the gathering was an unlawful assembly at 10:40p.m. The crowd was directed over loudspeaker to leave the area to the west. Failure to adhere to this order may subject them to arrest, citation, and/or the use of crowd control agents including, but not limited to, tear gas and/or impact weapons. Few, if any, people in the crowd complied with the direction.

Officers moved the crowd and made several arrests. Two separate arrestees were in possession of loaded handguns (photos). One was illegally possessed and resulted in an additional criminal charge. Other arrestees had knives, rocks, and at least one had an expandable baton. Officers recovered homemade "spike strip" devices made from foam noodles and nails (photo). Over the course of a couple of hours, some individuals repeatedly returned. More selective arrests were made where appropriate. By 1:30a.m., most of those gathered had left the area.

No munitions and no CS gas was deployed by Portland Police officers.

Twenty-nine people were arrested. All adults were booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on the listed charges:

Solo, Fnu, 30, of Portland - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Womack, Kendall, 33, of Portland - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

juvenile, 15, of Portland - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, arrest warrant

Lafond, Carson, 30, of Portland - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Resist Arrest

Donnelly, Kristopher, 26, of Portland - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Resist Arrest, federal arrest warrant

Greathouse, Moriah, 27, of Portland - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Saxton, Samuel, 26, of Newberg, Oregon - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Sanchez, Brandon, 23, of Portland - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Taylor, Wolfgang, 19, of Portland - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Early, Dana, 43, of Kelso, Washington - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Grantham, Dillan, 27, of Mammoth Lake, California - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Chierichetti, John, 24, of Portland - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Walker, Katrina, 25, of Portland - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Sherman, Katherine, 35, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer

Cooper-Cobert, Tazi, 30, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer

McIntyre, Charles, 26, of Portland -- Interfering with a Peace Officer

Morris, Ellayna, 36, unknown residence - Interfering with a Peace Officer

Waldrop, Milton, 24, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer

Winegarden, Riley, 23, of Portland - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Wilson, Alexander, 26, of Portland - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Lebouef, Patti, 49, of Coos Bay, Oregon - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Schott, Isaac, 22, of Salem, Oregon - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

Dixon, John, 27, of Portland -- Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Escape in the Third Degree, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Ballard, Carly, 34, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer
Kalwitter, Linden, 33, unknown residence - Interfering with a Peace Officer

McCracken, Cory, 28, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer

Bernard, Chloe, 20, of Portland - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Resisting Arrest

Welburn, Jackie, 31, of Medford, Oregon - Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer

juvenile, 17, unknown residence - Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

PPB was assisted by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and the Oregon State Police.

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Vehicle Crashes into Car and Apartments in East Portland-3 Transported to Hospital - 08/30/20

PPB East Precinct Officers responded to a vehicle crash on August 30, 2020 at 7:25 a.m. in the area of the 13700 block of Southeast Division Street.

Two vehicles collided and one of them crashed into an apartment building and a transformer which resulted in a power outage in the area.

Three individuals have been transported to area hospitals for treatment. Updated conditions are not known at this time.

Southeast Division is closed from 135 to 140 Avenues while the investigation takes place. Preliminary information suggests speed may have been a contributing factor.

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Several mile long vehicle caravan enters Portland, clogs traffic - disturbances result in arrests - 08/30/20

On August 29, 2020 at about 5:30 p.m. a caravan of hundreds of vehicles travelled from Clackamas Town Center into Portland. This line of vehicles stretched for miles. A significant number of vehicles drove downtown, clogging traffic from the Morrison Bridge into downtown. Portland Police responded to incidents that arose, with a priority on life safety.

As vehicles inched along streets on both sides of the Willamette River, pedestrians and vehicle occupants periodically exchanged words. At times fights broke out; there were some minor collisions. Portland Police responded to scenes of fights, disturbances and collisions throughout downtown and made some arrests. Portland Police tried to respond to disturbances as quickly as possible to restore order, prevent violence, and keep traffic moving. However, since these incidents were spread over both sides of the river, that was not always possible. By about 8:30 p.m., the caravan of vehicles had left downtown.

At about 8:46 p.m. Portland Police responded to the report of shots fired in the area of Southwest 3rd and Southwest Alder. Officers nearby heard the shots. Officers arrived within a minute to find a small group gathered around a man down in the street. The man had been shot, and did not survive. (See separate release regarding the shooting)

Over the next two hours, groups moved through downtown streets. There was sporadic fighting and vandalism. Many people left the area, some gathered near Lownsdale Square Park and rallied. By about 11:30 p.m., however, the speeches near Lownsdale Square Park ended and people slowly drifted away over the next two hours.

The following individuals were arrested:

26 year old Camillo Massagi, Portland -- Disorderly Conduct II, Criminal Mischief II
21 year old Timofey Melnik, Vancouver, WA -- Disorderly Conduct II
60 year old Dave Campbell, Portland -- Disorderly Conduct II
47 year old Davey Vincent, Portland -- Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer
33 year old Thomas Keneally, Portland - Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer
24 year old Kiefer Moore, Clackamas, OR -- Disorderly Conduct II
27 year old Eran Brown, Virginia -- Reckless Burning, Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer
35 year old Keith Leiby, Beaverton, OR -- Disorderly Conduct II
24 year old Darien Wright, Portland -- Disorderly Conduct II, Unlawful Possession of Firearm
28 year old Dorian Folino, Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer

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Update: Arrests after Fire Set to Union Building, Riot Declared (Photo) - 08/29/20

The following people were arrested during the activity described in the earlier release:

29 year old Kristin Henderson, Portland -- Riot, Resist Arrest, Interfering with a Peace Officer
29 year old Joel Brown, Portland -- Interfering with a Peace Officer
38 year old Gregory Urqubart, Lacey, WA -- Interfering with a Peace Officer
32 year old Dustin Gross, Portland -- Riot, Resist Arrest, Attempt Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
52 year old Jonathan Taylor, Vancouver, WA - Riot, Resist Arrest, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
22 year old Sierra Mora, Lake Oswego, OR - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II, Riot
38 year old Cole Cunningham, Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer
21 year old Jacob Williams, Spokane, WA -- Interfering with a Peace Officer, Escape III, Riot
26 year old Tristan Bliss, Salem, OR - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
22 year old Kendall Hockling, Eugene, OR -- Riot
27 year old Makenna Jordan, Hood River, OR -- Interfering with a Peace Officer
19 year old Rachel Armstrong, Portland -- Interfering with a Peace Officer
19 year old Angelique Eisel, Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer
30 year old Justin Wanner, Salem, OR -- Riot, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
35 year old Christopher Ray, Anacortes, WA -- Riot, Interfering with a Peace Officer
31 year old Prisli Maldenado, Vancouver, WA - Riot, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
31 year old Brandon Paape, West Linn, OR - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
29 year old Robert Alvarez, Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
One juvenile referred to the courts for Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II


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Individuals within a protest gathering set an arson fire at the offices of the Portland Police Association (PPA) building Saturday morning, prompting a riot declaration.

On Friday, August 28, 2020 at about 11:45p.m., a march began from Peninsula Park in the street. Many in the gathering were wearing protective gear, including helmets, goggles or gas masks, all black clothing, and/or carrying shields. Marchers arrived at about 12:10a.m. to the PPA building, in the 1800 block of North Lombard Street. They blocked traffic both directions. Someone cut the power line to the building almost immediately.

The PPA office has been the site of numerous violent protests over the past few months, and protesters have lit the building on fire several times. It is located in a residential neighborhood and there is concern that any building fire could spread to occupied homes, especially during the current stretch of dry weather.

About 10 minutes later, individuals wheeled multiple dumpsters into the road and lit at least one on fire. The fire was in the road and not threatening any structures. In the interest of deescalating the situation, Portland Police Bureau (PPB) officers remained out of sight. However, arsonists put some debris, including a large mattress, against the front door of the building, appeared to spray accelerant on it, and lit it on fire. The flames appeared to engulf the front door area of the building and nearly reach the roofline. Due to the extreme life safety concerns, the Incident Commander declared the incident a riot. A warning was broadcast by loudspeaker that the incident was declared a riot and all persons were to disperse immediately to the north. Failure to comply with the order may subject them to citation or arrest to the use of tear gas, crowd control agents, and/or impact munitions.

Officers responded and moved the rioters away from the building so the fire could be extinguished. As officers approached, rioters threw objects at them, including rocks. Multiple officers suffered minor injuries after being struck by rocks. During the response, officers used crowd control munitions. However, no CS (tear) gas was deployed.

There was fire damage to the front of the PPA building (photos). Officers also recovered a bottle that contained flammable fluid (photo). An arson investigator responded and gathered evidence of the crime.

Officers made multiple arrests. Information about the arrests will be released at a later time.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Piedmont Neighborhood - 08/29/20

On August 28, 2020, at approximately 10:42 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Farragut Park, located in the 7700 block of North Kerby Avenue on reports of shots fired. Officers arrived on scene and found evidence of gunfire, including over 40 spent casings. There were no victims located at the scene.

At 11:30 p.m., Officers responded to an area hospital on reports of a walk-in gunshot wound victim. Circumstances of the injury are still under investigation.

Anyone who has information about these incidents are asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Update: Identity of Homicide Victim Released (Photo) - 08/28/20

On August 27, 2020, at about 9:02 p.m., Portland Police responded to shots fired at Gateway Discovery Park, near the 10500 block of Northeast Halsey Street. Four people had been shot, one of whom did not survive.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Officer determined 16 year old Jaelin James Scott died of a gunshot wound and ruled his death a homicide. Scott's next of kin has been notified and has provided this photograph of him.

Three other young adults were shot during the incident and were transported to area hospitals and are expected to survive. The Portland Police Bureau isn't releasing their names or injuries.

Anyone with information can reach Detective Shaye Samora at 503.823.0768 shaye.samora@portlandoregon.gov or Detective William Winters at 503.823.0403 william.winters@portlandoregon.gov


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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###


On August 27, 2020, at approximately 9:02 p.m., East Precinct Officers responded to the area of Gateway Discovery Park in the 10500 block of Northeast Halsey Street on reports of shots fired. When officers arrived they found four victims with gunshot wounds. The victims were transported to area hospitals by ambulance. The victims' medical status is unknown at this time.

Officers have secured the crime scene and Portland Police Bureau's Detective Division is responding to assist in the investigation. Northeast 104th Avenue to Northeast 106th Avenue from Northeast Wasco Street to Northeast Halsey Street is closed. Media staging is at Northeast 104th Avenue and Northeast Wasco Street.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

If anyone has information about the shootings and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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Attached Media Files: Scott
Mass Gathering Blocks Streets for Hours - 08/27/20

In the evening hours of August, 27, 2020, a large group gathered at Duniway Park in the 600 block of Southwest Sheridan Street. At around 7:15 p.m., the group began heading northbound on Southwest 6th Avenue. For a couple hours, the group marched around downtown Portland, blocking streets and chanting. At approximately 9:22 p.m., the group returned to Duniway Park before dispersing.

Portland Police did not interact with the gathering.

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Stabbing Investigation Underway in Old Town, One Individual Injured, Suspect in Custody - 08/27/20

On August 27, 2020, at approximately 6:23 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 200 block of Northwest Couch Street on reports of a stabbing. When officers arrived they found an adult male victim with a stab wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital by ambulance with a non-life threatening injury.

A suspect has been detained in this incident and therefore there is no threat to the community.

Officers have secured the crime scene and Northwest Couch Street from Northwest 1st Avenue to Northwest 2nd Avenue is closed.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

If anyone has information about the stabbing and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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PPB Provides Update on Progress of Overtime Audit Recommendations-Releases Public Dashboard (Photo) - 08/27/20

In October 2019, the Portland City Auditor's Office released their Police Overtime Audit. The report recommended more robust internal tracking mechanisms, accounting for the types of overtime worked, limiting the amount of overtime worked, and increasing accountability in secondary employment vendor approvals. The Portland Auditor's Overtime Audit is located here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/auditservices/article/743069

In the ongoing efforts to address the recommendations, PPB has taken the following steps:
* Bolstered reporting capabilities to be more accountable for the time worked
* Expanded the Employee Wellness Program
* Centralized the Secondary Employment process within the Chief's Office
* Instituted a new approval model for overtime requests
* Created a new external dashboard for the public

As part of PPB's ongoing efforts to be transparent, PPB has created an Overtime Dashboard to inform the public on overtime assignments and hours. The dashboard also provides a look back on overtime hours and trends over previous years. The Portland Police Public Dashboard is located here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/overtime

It is important to have context to better understand what drives overtime spending within the Police Bureau. For example, the dashboard includes all overtime, but breaks it down into categories. One category is for reimbursable revenue, such as secondary employment or grants which means all of this overtime spending comes out of the general fund, but is reimbursed based upon contracts and grant agreements.

The largest area of overtime spending is the Special Tracking Funded category and the largest driver in that category is Shift Backfill Overtime. This is overtime that is generated when overtime has to be hired due to personnel shortages, such as if a patrol shift has members who are out sick, on vacation, or at training and are under the minimum staffing required to provide basic police service. Overtime is necessary to back-fill those positions so officers are available to take emergency calls for service.

One of the drivers for personnel shortages is the current staffing situation. In August, 51 sworn members retired and 1 resigned. In addition, 84 positions were eliminated in the FY 20/21 budget. Finally, there are approximately 100 officers who have not been trained or fully trained. In the past few months, internal in-person training had been suspended due to COVID-19 response. Until officers near the end of probation and are able to handle calls alone, they do not count toward minimum staffing levels. This can take up to 18 months after an officer is hired (longer now due to COVID-19).

Due to the decrease in officers being pulled from their assignments for in-person training, back-fill has not been needed as often for training reasons. Officers are required to receive ongoing training to retain Oregon State certification. In addition, PPB officers need to receive updated training on topics such as legal updates, firearms skills, medical updates, equity, control tactics, patrol procedures, leadership, and a number of other topics. Some of these trainings are mandated by legal agreement and some by state requirements.

Since May 29, Portland has experienced nightly demonstrations, several of which have devolved into unlawful assemblies or riots. Overtime has increased to address these emergent events and PPB has adapted staffing in an effort to reduce the amount of overtime incurred.

"I appreciate the diligent efforts from our Business Services Unit managers and the analysts in our Strategic Services Division in continuing to find ways to improve our internal accountability and develop an external tool for the public to see where overtime expenditures occur," said Chief Chuck Lovell. "We continue to work on the Auditor's recommendations to improve our practices and processes and I am pleased with our progress. Overtime expenditures will never be obsolete, as the nature of the work requires our members to work their shift and attend court on a day off, or stay late on a critical incident, or attend training. We do have an obligation to be diligent with how we plan and manage the overtime and eliminate inefficiencies."

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Building Vandalized, Officer Injured by Large Rock Projectile leads to Unlawful Assembly Declaration Outside of ICE Building (Photo) - 08/27/20

After a couple hundred individuals blocked traffic outside of the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) building, a couple people in the group vandalized and disabled security cameras affixed to the building. Federal Protection Officers emerged from the building and were struck by projectiles, including a rock which injured one of the officers, prompting an unlawful assembly and several arrests.

The group, roughly 200 people, began a march from Elizabeth Caruthers Park, located in the 3500 block of South Moody Avenue, about 10 p.m. The group walked directly to the ICE building in the 4300 block of South Macadam Avenue. Many in the crowd carried shields, wore helmets, gas masks, and body armor.

Within minutes of the crowd arriving, people blocked vehicular traffic on SW Bancroft Street and were seen spray painting and vandalizing the ICE building. One member in the group disabled a camera affixed to the ICE building by shooting a paintball gun towards it. Due to the crowd's criminal behavior, Federal Protection Officers emerged from the building, in an attempt to clear the crowd from the property.

As Federal Protection Officers stood outside of the ICE building, people were seen flashing lasers at their eyes. Others in the crowd were seen throwing projectiles such as eggs, bottles, and rocks at the Federal Protection Officers. One of the Federal Protection Officers was hit with a rock, striking their leg, and injuring them. Due to the seriousness of the crowd's criminal behavior, the incident commander determined that the event was an unlawful assembly.

Warnings were issued over loudspeaker advising the crowd that failure to leave will subject them to arrest and/or the use of crowd control munitions including but not limited to tear gas and impact weapons. The crowd was directed to leave the area to the north. After the crowd was advised to leave several times, most members stayed. Since the crowd did not leave, PPB officers moved in and began to disperse the crowd. During the dispersal, a couple arrests were made. As PPB officers dispersed the crowd to the north, they were struck with rocks thrown at them by the group.

Around 11:35 p.m., the group began walking back south towards the ICE building. Warnings were continually announced over the loudspeaker that the gathering was still an unlawful assembly. As the group walked back towards the ICE building, a couple targeted arrests were made by PPB officers. During these arrests, a crowd member sprayed pepper spray at PPB officers and a fire was started at South Bond Avenue and South Gaines Street. After targeted arrests were made, to reduce the intensity of the situation, PPB officers disengaged. As PPB officers disengaged, people in the group continued to throw rocks at officers.

A group of about 50 people returned to the outside of the ICE building. The group slowly dispersed over the next couple hours. The Portland Police Bureau did not use crowd control munitions or CS (tear) gas.

Those arrested were booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on the listed charges:
*Baxter, Robert, 26, of Reno, Nevada, Interfering with a Peace Officer
*Oram, Sara, 42, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
*Abrams, Rebecca, 28, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
*Canizal Almanza, Ivan, 21, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II, Carrying a Concealed Weapon
*Atkin, Austin, 25, of Reno, Nevada, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
*Wilkes, Noah, 21, of Corbett, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
*Wade, Greyson, 20, of Happy Valley, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
*Traficano, Daniel, 33, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
*Molina, Tracy, 47, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
*Churchwell, Brenden D., 31, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
*Phomma, Kevin, 26, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II, Harassment, Unlawful use of Mace/Pepper Spray

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UPDATE: Homicide Suspect Arrested (Photo) - 08/26/20

On August 26, 2020, 19 year-old Kceon Colbert was taken into custody by the United States Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in Clark County, Washington. He will be booked into the Clark County jail.

Mr. Colbert was wanted in the July 10, 2020 shooting death of Shai'India Harris, which occurred in southeast Portland.

###PPB###
###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The Portland Police Bureau is seeking the public's help to locate 18-year-old Kceon Colbert who is wanted for the murder of Shai-India Harris. Colbert is described as 5'08" tall and 150 pounds.

This homicide occurred on the afternoon of July 10th, 2020, in public in the 7400 block of 84th Avenue.

PPB would prefer for Mr. Colbert to safely turn himself in, but if anyone sees him we ask for you to immediately call 911. Anyone with information of his recent whereabouts, please call Detective Michael Greenlee at 503 823-0871, or Michael.greenlee@portlandoregon.gov, or Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-0696 or brad.clifton@portlandoregon.gov.

"Now is the time for all of us to come together to send a clear message to those engaged in gun violence that is taking lives and leaving scars of trauma city-wide that we will not allow them to define our City or become the new normal," said Chief Chuck Lovell. "Help us to locate the perpetrators, provide tips and information and find other options for those who may be at risk of becoming the next shooter or victim. Together, we can stop this scourge, but first we need to work as one in memory of the too many lives lost for a safer tomorrow."

###PPB###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGES BELOW###

The female victim in yesterday's homicide has been identified as 18 year old Shai-India Harris. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined the victim died from a gunshot wound.

This is an open and active investigation, anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Michael Greenlee at 503.823.0871 michael.greenlee@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Mark Slater at 503.823.9219 mark.slater@portlandoregon.gov

###PPB###

A female victim was pronounced deceased connected with this incident.

This is the third active crime scene with a homicide PPB has been called to investigate in less than 24-hours. None of these incidents are believed to be related.

"I am deeply disturbed by the loss of life our City has seen in such a short time," said Chief Chuck Lovell. "Please help our investigators with tips and information as we pursue those responsible. I extend my gratitude to our PPB Officers, Detectives, Sergeants and Criminalists who have responded to these traumatic scenes and are diligently working to follow up on leads and capture those responsible."

###PPB###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Friday, July 10, 2020, at 12:44 p.m., East Precinct Officers responded to a shooting in the 7400 block of 84th Avenue on the report of a person shot. Investigators are responding to the scene.

Streets are closed from Southeast Flavel from 82-85 Avenue and on Southeast 84th Avenue from Flavel to Knapp Streets.

This is an active investigation and further details will be released as they become available.

If anyone has information about this incident, call (503) 823-3333.

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Update: Homicide Victim Identified (Photo) - 08/26/20

The victim of the shooting has been identified as 19 year-old Sammie Lee West III of Portland. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined the cause of West's death was from a gunshot wound and the manner of West's death a homicide.

Mr. West's next of kin has been notified and provided the photograph of him.

Anyone with information regarding this homicide are asked to contact Detective Jennifer Hertzler at 503.823.1040 Jennifer.Hertzler@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Brad Clifton at 503.823.0696 Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov

###PPB###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The shooting early this morning resulted in the death of a victim and is being investigated by homicide detectives. An adult male is deceased, but is not being publicly identified at this time.

If anyone has information about this case, they're asked to contact Detective Jennifer Hertzler 503.823.1040 jennifer.hertzler@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Brad Clifton 503.823.0696 brad.clifton@portlandoregon.gov.

No arrests have been made. This is an active investigation and no further information is able to be released.

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### ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW ###

On August 22, 2020 at approximately 12:34 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 13900 block of Southeast Main Street on reports of a shooting. When officers arrived on scene, they found evidence of gunfire and a victim who had been shot.

Officers have secured the crime scene and the Detective Division is responding to assist in the investigation. The intersection of Southeast Main Street and Southeast 139th Avenue is closed

The PIO will not be responding to the scene.

If anyone has information about the shooting and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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Attached Media Files: Sammie West
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Fire, Criminal Trespassing, and Vandalism Lead to Riot Declaration Outside of City Hall (Photo) - 08/26/20

After several individuals broke windows and entered City Hall in Downtown Portland unlawfully, a fire was lit outside of the building, prompting a declaration of a riot and multiple arrests.
The group, roughly 150 people, began a march from Shemanski Park located in the 1000 block of Southwest Park Avenue about 9:30 p.m. The group walked directly to City Hall in the 1200 block of Southwest 4th Avenue. Many in the crowd carried shields, wore helmets, gas masks, and body armor.

Within minutes of the crowd arriving, people blocked vehicular traffic on Southwest 4th Avenue and were seen spray painting and vandalizing City Hall. Crowd members were seen entering City Hall and breaking windows that were not covered up by boards. Others were seen smashing security features on the building including a surveillance camera. Once crowd members had breached the doors to City Hall, several people entered the closed building, including those with "press" affixed to their person. Due to the seriousness of the crowd's criminal behavior, the incident commander determined that the event was an unlawful assembly.

Warnings were issued over loudspeaker advising the crowd that failure to leave will subject them to arrest and/or the use of crowd control munitions including but not limited to tear gas and impact weapons. The crowd was directed to leave the area to the south and west. After the crowd was advised to leave several times, most members stayed. Since the crowd did not leave, officers moved in and began to disperse the crowd. During the dispersal, several arrests were made.
As most of the crowd was moved away, and to reduce the intensity of the situation, officers disengaged. More warnings were issued to those still in the area that the event was an unlawful assembly and they needed to disperse.

Almost immediately people began to return. Members of the group were seen attempting to smash windows on City Hall on the Southwest 5th Avenue side. Warnings were continually announced over the loudspeaker that the gathering was still an unlawful assembly. As the sound truck made these announcements, green lasers were shined in their eyes.

At 11:10 p.m., a man was seen igniting an aerosol can while spraying it towards City Hall in an attempt to set the building on fire. At the time of the fire, site security guards were working inside the building. Due to the extreme life safety concerns of those working inside the building, the incident commander determined that it was a riot. Warnings letting the crowd know the gathering was declared a riot were made over the loudspeaker and if they did not leave they were subject to arrest, citation, and the use of crowd control munitions including, but not limited to, tear gas and impact weapons. Once again the crowd was told to disperse to the south and west.

Officers began to disperse the crowd and more arrests were made. Members of the group put rebar ties in the road in an effort to pop police car tires. A bus stop shelter was shattered by protestors. Officers were hit with projectiles such as eggs and bottles. A blue laser was shined in the eyes of an officer three times. This blue laser in particular can heat paper so hot that it will make it smoke within 3 seconds. Several members of the group were seen blocking vehicular traffic with rental scooters.

Officers again disengaged in an effort to reduce the intensity of the situation, however, the group again returned to City Hall. The group was once again reminded the event had been declared a riot by loudspeaker. Officers returned to the area and began making targeted arrests. Several more arrests were made during this time.

During the event, and after numerous warnings were given, Portland Police used crowd control munitions. CS (tear) gas was not used by the Portland police.

Around 1:30 a.m., most of the participants left the area and vehicular traffic was restored.

Several arrests were made including a person who had "press" affixed to them for burglary 2. 23 adults were arrested and booked and 2 juveniles were detained. Those arrested were booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on the listed charges:

*Vetter, Logan A., 21, of Troutdale, Oregon, Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer
*Ryel, Daniel, 41, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
*Arteaga, Simona, 39, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
*Anderson, Kelsey, 30, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II, Resisting Arrest, Harassment
*Garcia, Adrienne, 43, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II, Resist Arrest, Escape 3
*Morgan, Olivia, 29, of Portland, Oregon, Resist, Attempt Escape, Riot, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
*Haralson, Riley, 18, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
*Fuller, Megan, 37, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
*Oien, Cory H., 34, of Tualatin, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Resisting Arrest
*Kelly, Bryan M., 36, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II, Unlawful Directing of Light from a Laser Pointer
*Raven-Guido, Alma, 18, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II, Resisting Arrest
*Welch, John, 22, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer
*Pearce, Phillip, 40, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II, Assaulting a Public Safety Officer
*Grant, Jackalyn, 22, of Portland, Oregon, Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer
*Roach, Elijah A., 21, Interfering with a Peace Officer
*Selivanow, Brittney, 22, of Portland, Oregon, Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Criminal Mischief II
*Holdsclaw, Thurman, 25, of Portland, Oregon, Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Trespass II
*Corbin, Joshua, 21, of Portland, Oregon, Resisting Arrest, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
*Iha, Uto, 40, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II, Trespass II
*Steensma, Brian, 40, of Lake Oswego, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II, Trespass II
*Giles, Tanner L., 20, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II, Attempt Assault of a Public Safety Officer
*Hadley, Charles, 19, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
*Perry, Zachary, 24, of Portland, Oregon, Burglary II

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Armed Robbery Leads to Shooting in Montavilla Neighborhood, One Individual Injured - 08/25/20

On Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at approximately 9:25 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to an armed robbery where a victim had been shot at a restaurant located on the 7300 block of Northeast Glisan Street.

Upon arrival on scene, officers learned two male suspects entered the restaurant and demanded money at gunpoint. A victim tried to intervene and was shot. The victim was transported to an area hospital by ambulance. The victim's medical status is unknown at this time.

The suspects fled the scene prior to police arrival and have not been located. Officers have secured the crime scene and robbery detectives are responding to assist in the investigation.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

If anyone has information about the robbery and shooting and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to call robbery detectives at (503)823-0405.

###PPB###

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Demonstration Quickly Becomes Riot after Multiple Arson Fires to Building (Photo) - 08/25/20

Multiple arson fires were set at the Portland Police Association (PPA) building in North Portland, prompting a declaration of a riot and multiple arrests.

The group, roughly 300 people, began a march from Arbor Lodge Park at North Delaware Avenue and North Bryant Street about 9:30p.m. They walked north directly to the Portland Police Association Building in the 1800 block of North Lombard Street. Among other things, the crowd chanted "burn it down." Many in the crowd carried shields, wore helmets, gas masks, and body armor.

Within minutes of the crowd arriving, people were seen going to the back of the building. Power to the building was cut and flames were seen shooting up the side of the building. The PPA office is located on the edge of a residential area with wood-frame houses. Dry summer weather exacerbated the fire danger. Due to the extreme life safety concerns, the incident commander determined that it was a riot. The urgency to extinguish the fire was extreme. Someone in the crowd appeared to pour some kind of accelerant on it as the fire exploded rapidly.

Warnings were issued over loudspeaker as officers moved in and forced the crowd away. The crowd was advised that failure to leave will subject them to arrest and/or the use of crowd control munitions including but not limited to tear gas and impact weapons. Initially the crowd was directed to the west, but the bulk of the crowd fled to the east. So to avoid confusion, those involved in the riot were directed east and south. Multiple arrests were made. Officers discovered the first fire was on the west side of the building, and a second fire was actively burning on the south side. The fires were put out and the building was checked to verify the flames had not spread to the interior.

As most of the crowd was moved away, and to reduce the intensity of the situation, officers disengaged. More warnings were issued to those still in the area that the event was a riot and they needed to disperse.

Almost immediately people began to return. Chain link fencing was pulled into roadway to block traffic. Another fire was lit in the middle of the street.

At 11:30p.m., some individuals lit two fires on the north side of the building, including the awning over the main entrance. Again, warnings were issued via loudspeaker that the incident was a riot and that all persons must leave immediately to the south and east, and if they did not they were subject to arrest, citation, and the use of crowd control munitions including, but not limited to, tear gas and impact weapons. Officers had to quickly move in to put out the fires before they could spread. More arrests were made. During at least one arrest, officers had a crowd surround them and hit them with umbrellas and other objects. They were able to pull an arrested individual away.

As officers tried to disengage again, people with "press" printed on their outer clothing were seen throwing rocks at them. A rock struck the windshield of their transport vehicle, cracking the glass (photo).

Chain link fences and other blockades were used by rioters to close the streets. Officers again pulled them out of the street in an attempt to reopen traffic.

During the event, and after numerous warnings were given, Portland Police deployed CS (tear) gas and used other crowd control munitions.

About 1:00a.m., most of the participants left the area and vehicular traffic was restored.

Due to the threats of violence and destruction, approximately 30 patrol officers had to be pulled from the precincts. That severely limited response to calls for service. By the end of the evening, over 100 calls for service were holding in the city of Portland, including a priority disturbance, a priority assault, a priority burglary to an occupied apartment, welfare checks, threats, and roadway hazards.

Twenty-five people were arrested. All were booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on the listed charges:

Saxton, Samuel, 26, of Newberg, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Soto, Jacob, 41, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot

Ruiz, Amanda, 34, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot

Saunders, Rebecca, 27, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Hanson, Kathryn, 53, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Shaw-Stahlke, Sarah, 38, of Hillsboro, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Scott, Jazmine, 25, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Leonard, Jude, 18, of Hillsboro, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Kim, Bryan, 32, unknown residence, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Stahlke, Daryl, 41, of Hillsboro, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Eberly, Lori, 46, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Hampton, Joseph, 26, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Price, Drew, 30, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Johnson, Lauren, 26, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Abatie, John, 18, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Stamp, Robert, 35, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Resisting Arrest

Hoffmann, Philipp, 33, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Resisting Arrest

Fewster, Hannah, 24, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Lawrence, Rosemary, 30, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Quinn-Ward, Aubrey, 23, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Rose, Ezekiel, 24, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Escape in the Third Degree

Echavarria, Roberto, 31, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Losch, Paul, 39, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Larimer, Matthew, 26, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Casebeer, Gregory, 50, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Resisting Arrest

Some of those arrested were carrying weapons including an electronic control weapon, baton, dagger, and multiple knives (photos).

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Attached Media Files: PPA Fire 2 , PPA Fire 1 , Arrestee Gear
Shooting Investigation Underway in Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood, One Individual Injured - 08/25/20

On August 25, 2020, at approximately 2:50 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a shooting call on the 5300 block of Southeast Flavel Drive. When officers arrived they found an adult male victim with several gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a hospital by ambulance. The victim's medical status is unknown at this time.

The suspected shooter was located in a vehicle nearby the crime scene and taken into custody by officers. A handgun was also recovered from inside the vehicle.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

If anyone has information about the shooting and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

###PPB###

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UPDATE: PPB Releases Protest Timeline, with Corrections (Photo) - 08/25/20

The Portland Police Bureau has a webpage with information about protests:

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/81118

There you can find news releases, a timeline of protests, statements from the Chief and command staff, a statement about where we stand on police reform issues, and a FAQ about policy, training, and community engagement. This page will be updated regularly.


The protest timeline has been updated through August 23. There were also some corrections made to the events that happened on August 20, August 14, August 7, August 3, July 18, July 3, and July 2. PPB regrets the errors made. We endeavor to provide reliable information to the public about these important events.

The timeline graphic is available here:

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/765145

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***CORRECTION***

During a review of the timeline, it was determined that when transferring the graphic to a PDF for dissemination a layer of data was inadvertently left off. This corrected version contains dates in which the full data was not included. We deeply regret this error. The corrected version can be found at the same link: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/765145

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ORIGINAL RELEASE BELOW

The Portland Police Bureau has been responding to nightly demonstrations since Friday, May 29, 2020.

The members of the Portland Police Bureau are sworn to facilitate the peaceful and lawful exercise of free speech and assembly. Bureau members do everything possible to support these activities. In late May and early June, there were several large peaceful demonstrations where no police interaction was needed. However, a second group began to commit crimes that necessitated law enforcement response. When criminal behavior occurs, especially behavior threatening the safety of those near the event or those targeted by the event, law enforcement must respond.

There have been a lot of questions about what behaviors constitute an unlawful assembly or a riot.

A Civil Disturbance is an unlawful assembly that constitutes a clear and present danger of riot, disorder, interference with traffic upon the public streets or when another immediate threat to public safety, peace or order appears.

A Riot is when six or more persons engage in tumultuous and violent conduct and thereby intentionally or recklessly creating a grave risk of causing public alarm, excluding persons who are engaged in passive resistance.

PPB continues to provide clear direction and warnings to disperse when events become unsafe and criminal activity is occurring. Officers provide these warnings via the sound truck and on social media and provide a lengthy opportunity for those in the area to comply with the orders given.

The goal during a dispersal is to increase public safety and stop the dangerous criminal acts. These events are inherently dangerous if they rise to the level of a civil disturbance or riot. Our response is based upon the situation we are faced with and the resources available to accomplish the goal.

There have also been many questions regarding where these events occurred, what occurred and what the police response was. To help answer these questions, the Bureau has produced a timeline of events: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/765145

Police continue to arrest those who are committing violence in order to hold them responsible. Since May 29, 2020, at least 500 arrests have been made.

To learn more about Bureau directives related to demonstration activity, recent videos and police reforms, visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/

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Attached Media Files: Timeline Graphic
Potential Incendiary Devices Removed from along NE Cascades Parkway - 08/24/20

Northeast Cascades Parkway is reopened to traffic and transit is flowing as normal again.

On Monday, August 24, 2020 at 3:26p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious looking device in a parking lot in the 9900 block of Northeast Cascades Parkway. Officers responded and confirmed that it was a potential incendiary device. For public safety, the area was closed while the Explosives Disposal Unit (EDU) responded. EDU officers took possession of the device and safely removed it. EDU has swept the area and located another suspicious looking device and also secured it. The area has been cleared it of any additional threats. At 6:38p.m. the area was reopened.

Follow-up investigation is being done to determine if the devices were legitimate, whether they were left there intentionally, and whether they are connected. No arrests have been made. Additional information will be released if appropriate to the investigation.

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