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UPDATE #2: PPB Arrests Suspect from Fatal Hit and Run from March 2019-Involved Vehicle Recovered (Photo) - 04/25/19

On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at 3:38 a.m, North Precinct officers responded to a burglary in progress call at the Metropolis Cycle Repair located at 2249 N Williams Avenue. Officers arrived and arrested a suspect, who was later identified as Nolan A. Harris, a 30 year old male. (PHOTO)

Harris was identified as the suspect in the fatal hit and run crash from March 19th, 2019, at Southwest Carson Street and Southwest 45th Avenue where 85 year-old Ortrud Vatheuer was struck and killed.

On April 10th, 2019, the van believed to be involved in the incident was located by a Tukwila Police Department Commander who was out doing a monthly patrol shift in Tukwila, Washington. The vehicle was seized as evidence. (PHOTO)

Harris was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Burglary I, Possession of Burglary Tools, Escape II, Criminal Mischief II, and Failure to Perform Duties of a Driver (with Injury Resulting). Traffic Division investigators are working with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office to determine if other charges are appropriate.

Ortrud's family has been notified of the developments in the case.

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UPDATE: Victim Identified in Fatal Traffic Crash-Suspect Still Outstanding (Photo)

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office has identified the victim who was struck in the fatal hit and run crash on March 19th as 85 year-old Ortrud F. Vatheuer, a Portland resident. Her family has been notified.(Photo)

Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division investigators are still seeking information about the identity of the involved driver and suspect vehicle involved in the incident. Anyone with tips, can contact the Traffic Division at (503) 823-2103.

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PPB's Major Crash Team Responding to Hit and Run Traffic Fatality-Pedestrian Killed
On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at 6:59 A.M., Central Precinct Officers responded to reports of a pedestrian struck at Southwest Carson Street and Southwest 45th Avenue.

The pedestrian, who was struck was pronounced deceased after life-saving efforts were unsuccessful. The pedestrian is an adult female.

The vehicle believed to be involved was described as a red or burgundy older van. It was last seen Northbound on 45th Avenue after the crash.

The Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division's Major Crash Team was activated to investigate the crash. 45th Avenue from Garden Home to Carson Street is closed completely and is expected to remain so for 4-6 hours while this incident is investigated.

Anyone with information about this crash is encouraged to call non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

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Attached Media Files: Ortrud Photo , Harris Photo , Van Photo
UPDATE: Pedestrian Identified from Fatal Crash - 04/25/19

The pedestrian who died in the crash early this morning has been identified as 77 year-old Larry D. Dills, Sr. The family has been notified. The impacted roads have been re-opened. There is no further information to release at this time.

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On Thursday, April 25, 2019, at 12:56 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a call of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle in the 6400 block of Northeast Columbia Boulevard. Medical personnel arrived just prior to responding officers and determined the pedestrian was deceased on scene.

The Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to the scene to assume the investigation.

The involved driver of a taxi cab stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators. The taxi driver had picked up a fare at the airport and was traveling Westbound when the crash occurred.

The pedestrian, an adult male, was a delivery driver who appeared to have pulled his delivery truck out into the road, then returned to close a gate when he was struck by the taxi cab.

Impairment and speed do not appear to be factors in this crash. This is an on-going investigation and no arrests or citations have been made at this time.

Columbia Boulevard is closed in both directions from Northeast 60th Avenues to Cully Boulevard. Investigators expect the closure to impact traffic for an estimated hour and a half longer.

If anyone has information relating to this crash, they are asked to contact Traffic Investigator Phil Maynard at 503-823-2216.

The Portland Police Traffic Division is committed to providing enforcement and raising awareness regarding traffic safety for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. Each year, traffic officers respond to preventable collisions. These collisions can deeply impact those involved, their families and loved ones. Traffic officers' number one priority is to address behaviors of all road users that might lead to a collision, including speed, impairment, distraction and disobeying signals.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work toward reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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PPB Investigating Homicide in Lents Neighborhood - 04/24/19

On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at 7:07 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a subject who had been shot in the area of Southeast 93rd Avenue and Southeast Henry Street. Officers arrived and located an adult male deceased in the area. Officers canvassed for involved parties, witnesses, and evidence and located evidence of gunfire.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Team responded to conduct an investigation. It is early in the investigation and investigators are trying to determine what led up to the shooting. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office will determine the identity of the involved victim, as well as the cause of death.

Neighborhood traffic will be affected for several hours due to this active crime scene and investigation. Southeast 93rd Avenue from Duke to Henry Streets are closed and expected to remain so while this investigation proceeds.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Homicide Detective Vince Cui at (503)823-0449 or vince.cui@portlandoregon.gov or Homicide Detective Travis Law at (503)823-0395 or travis.law@portlandoregon.gov . This is an on-going investigation and information will be released as it becomes available.

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Portland Police Bureau Provides Extra Police Presence During Threat Investigation - 04/24/19

In the early morning hours of Wednesday April 24, 2019, the Portland Police Bureau was notified by the Portland FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) of a possible threat to Islamic organizations in Oregon.

As the FBI investigation into the matter was being conducted, an extra police presence was dispatched to a location in Portland, in coordination with the FBI and other Portland area law enforcement.

Once notified by the FBI that JTTF agents and task force members resolved the immediate concerns and determined that there was no known threat to any Islamic center in Oregon, Portland Police officers resumed regular patrol operations.

"We are acutely aware of the horrific and deadly terrorist acts that occurred at houses of worship in Pittsburgh, Christchurch, and Sri Lanka," said Portland Chief Danielle Outlaw. "We will continue to protect houses of worship and religious community centers. All people deserve to be free from the fear of violence."

To learn more about the FBI investigation, visit https://flashalert.net/id/FBIOregon/123963

The Portland Police Bureau asks that any community member that becomes aware of threats of violence to contact law enforcement immediately.

For emergencies and crimes in progress, call 9-1-1.

For non-emergency events that need investigation, call 503-823-3333.

For those community members who want to report threat concerns but have a desire to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers of Oregon will forward any tips to the proper law enforcement agency.

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

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips; Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823; or, call 503-823-HELP (4357).

The Portland Police Bureau has several community advisory groups and outreach opportunities for community members and police officers to come together. One of those groups is the Portland Muslim Community (MAC) Police Council. To learn more about the MAC please visit: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/72132

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UPDATE #2: Portland Homicide Suspect Arrested in Eugene (Photo) - 04/24/19

This afternoon, Wednesday, April 24th, 2019, the U.S. Marshalls Office assisted the Portland Police Bureau in locating and arresting the homicide suspect from the incident on Friday, April 19th. 23 year-old Willie Mitchell was arrested in Eugene, Oregon, on an outstanding warrant related to the murder of 29 year-old Trayontay Jones. (PHOTO)

Mitchell will be booked in Lane County and transported to Multnomah County. Trayontay's family has been notified of this development.

Detective Billy Winters is still interested in any information about those involved in the case or the incident. He can be contacted at (503) 793-0466 or at William.winters@portlandoregon.gov

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The investigation is still continuing into this morning's homicide. The victim is 29-year-old Trayontay D Jones. The autopsy is completed and concluded that he died from a gun shot wound. His family wanted his attached picture released with this update.

We are still not releasing any suspect information for now.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Detective W. Winters at 503-823-0466.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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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This morning, around 1:20 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a disturbance outside Shake Bar located at 28 NW 4 Avenue. While en route, officers learned someone had been shot. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Officers called for medical aid and started performing life saving measures. The victim died before before medical arrived.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team, Homicide Detectives and the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to start an investigation. There is no suspect information at this time. There is not believed to be a danger to the public.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. There are not expected to be any updates until at least this afternoon.

Anyone with information or who witnessed this crime is asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Lents Neighborhood-One Subject Shot - 04/24/19

On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at 10:09 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 8400 block of Southeast Ellis Street on the report of a subject who had been shot.

When officers arrived, they located an adult male with what appeared to be a gunshot injury. He was provided emergency medical care at the scene, then was transported to an area hospital. His condition is considered life threatening.

As officers continued their investigation, they canvassed the area and located evidence of gunfire. Members with the Tactical Operation Division's Gun Violence Reduction Team and criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to assist. Major thoroughfares remain open, but some side streets in the area are closed for the investigation.

This investigation is ongoing and there is no additional information to provide at this time. Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance footage of the shooting is asked to contact the Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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UPDATE: Shooting Investigation Underway In The Glenfair Neighborhood - 04/24/19

The victim in this shooting has been identified as 26-year-old Brianna Fuentes. She is now in stable condition. Fuentes was sitting in a vehicle when the shooting occurred.

Investigators are following up on what led to the shooting.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Meghan Burkeen at 503-823-2092.

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Tonight, April 23rd, 2019 at 20:42 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the intersection of Southeast 146th Avenue and Southeast Stark Street on the report of a woman shot. She is suffering serious injuries and was transported by AMR to a local area hospital.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team along with our Forensic Evidence Division is responding to assist East Precinct officers in their investigation.

There is no suspect information at this time. No updates are expected tonight. The PIO is not responding.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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 #2: Major Crash Team investigating a fatal crash in NE Portland - 04/23/19

The victim in this crash was identified as 47-year-old Ray Warren Ilar. It appears that Mr. Ilar was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the collision. The suspect in this crash is still at a local area hospital receiving medical treatment.

Anyone with information relating to this crash is asked to contact Traffic Investigator Phillip Maynard 503-823-2216 or at phillip.maynard@portlandoregon.gov

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The investigation is continuing into Saturday night's fatal traffic crash. East Precinct officers responded to the scene of a major crash on Northeast 102 Avenue, on the overpass above the I-84 freeway. Arriving officers learned that three vehicles were involved in the crash, and the Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team (MCT) was activated.

Officers learned that an adult male was driving a red Dodge pickup truck southbound on Northeast 102 Avenue, at speed estimated as approximately 100 mph. The Dodge pickup swerved over the center median into oncoming northbound traffic, colliding head-on with a Lexus SUV that was driving northbound on Northeast 102 avenue.

The driver of the southbound Dodge pickup truck was ejected from his vehicle, sustaining non-life-threatening injuries. He was subsequently transported to a nearby hospital, where he was admitted for treatment. It is believed that the driver of the pickup truck was under the influence of intoxicants. In the course of the preliminary investigations, officers learned that the Dodge pickup truck had been reported stolen earlier in the week.

An adult female had been driving a Lexus SUV, which was in service as an Uber car and carrying an adult male passenger in the rear seat. The female driver suffered serious injuries in the crash and was transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance.

Upon impact, the rear passenger of the Lexus SUV was ejected through the front windshield and died from his injuries.

As a result of the initial collision involving the pickup truck and the Lexus SUV vehicle, the Lexus vehicle was knocked into the path of and collided with a Toyota Sienna minivan that was driving northbound. The third passenger vehicle was driven by a juvenile, who suffered non-life threatening injuries in the crash, and was transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance.

The Multnomah County Medical Examiner and the Portland Police Forensic Evidence Division members responded to the scene. The name of the deceased person will not be released until the Medical Examiner has notified next of kin. No other names will be released at this point.
This is an on-going investigation, and no further information is available at the moment.

The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office was advised of this incident. If anyone has information relating to this investigation, they are asked to call Investigator Phil Maynard at 503-823-2216 or at Phillip.Maynard@portlandoregon.gov

This was the 26th Major Crash Team activation and the 18th fatality investigated by the Major Crash Team this year in the City of Portland.

The Portland Police Traffic Division is committed to providing enforcement and raising awareness regarding traffic safety for vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Each year, traffic officers respond to preventable collisions. These collisions can deeply impact those involved, their families and loved ones. Traffic officers' number one priority is to address behaviors of all road users that might lead to a collision, including speed, impairment, distraction and disobeying signals.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work toward reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to Northeast 102nd Avenue over I-84 to assist in a fatal traffic crash investigation. Traffic is affected in the area. Northeast 102nd Avenue is closed in both directions from Northeast Fremont Street to Northeast Morris Court.

No additional information is available at this time. An updated news release will be pushed out as investigators learn more.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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Demonstrators Arrested On Private Property - 04/22/19

Today, Central Precinct officers responded to the 5500 Block of NW Front Avenue to help property managers remove unwanted demonstrators. When officers arrived, the property owner spoke to the demonstrators and demanded they leave the private property. The trespassers refused to leave. Officers then provided another admonishment for the trespassers to leave. The trespassers again refused to leave the private property. The trespassers, eleven in total, were then handcuffed and escorted off the property after each was given an individual, third warning. No force was used during the arrests. The trespassers, who were all arrested on one count of Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, were:

68-year-old Bonnie McKinlay
62-year-old Margaret H Butler
61-year-old Jan L Zuckerman
63-year-old Diane S Meisenhelter
69-year-old Michael A Horner
19-year-old Emily E Carl
30-year-old Kyler M Liu
69-year-old Susan E Monson
62-year-old Kenneth A Ward
60-year-old Daniel C Pence
42-year-old Tim O Norgren


This action was taken in response to criminal activity and a summary abatement of nuisance property on a public right of way.

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Bank Robbery In Multnomah Village Neighorbood, Suspect Arrested (Photo) - 04/22/19

On Monday, April 22nd, 2019, at 10:59 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the Key Bank, located at 3515 SW Troy Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with employees who told police the suspect, 51-year-old Brett W. Martin, entered the bank and displayed a note demanding money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, Martin left the bank without incident.

Several officers with the Portland Police Bureau and the Beaverton Police Department located the suspect at the intersection of Southwest Beard Road and Southwest Turquoise Loop in Washington County. He was taken into custody without incident.

Martin was transported and lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on a U.S. Marshals Service hold.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail Detective Brett Hawkinson at 503-823-1080 or Brett.Hawkinson@PortlandOregon.gov.

The Portland Police Bureau and the City of Portland's Crime Prevention Program have some safety tips for robbery victims and tips to prevent robberies:

If you are the victim of robbery:

* Remain calm and don't take action if you believe it could potentially jeopardize your safety.
* Communicate your physical actions before moving (e.g.: "I am going to open the drawer now."
* Be a good witness and take note of height, weight, hair and eye color, tattoos, unique features, and other descriptors that you can provide to the police. Write those down when the suspect has left and it is safe to do so.
* Activate a silent alarm only if you can discreetly do so.
* Do not touch anything the suspect has handled.

Robbery Prevention Tips:

1. Store Layout -- Locate cash registers, aisles and displays so that employees can observe all activities within the store.
2. Lighting -- Make sure the lighting in parking lot is adequate in order to eliminate dark hiding spots where possible robbers can "case the store." Make sure interior lighting is bright.
3. Visibility -- Open up sightlines to your property by trimming vegetation or removing large advertising signs on windows so that activities inside or outside of your store can be observed by employees and passersby.
4. Cash Handling -- Adopt cash control policies limiting the amount of cash on hand. All excess cash should be dropped in the safe or deposited. Consider installing a time-release drop safe to minimize the amount of money a robber could take.
5. Training: Implement protocols for employees and have a plan on file all employees are familiar with.
6. Cameras - Use a camera surveillance system that captures clear images under all lighting conditions. Install security cameras at entry points, over cash registers and parking lots at angles that reveal facial and other features of suspicious individuals. Make sure employees know how to access footage for police. Conduct periodic tests to ensure system is working and capturing video.
7. Report suspicious activity -- If you observe someone acting suspiciously, call the police at 9-1-1 for immediate threats to life or property. Otherwise you can call them at the non-emergency number at 503-823-3333.

The most important thing a business can do is promote strong communication between their establishment and their community/neighborhood. Deterrence and identifying suspicious suspects prior to the crime is key. Promote: If you see something, say something.

If your Portland business would like some guidance about improving the security of your establishment, contact the Office of Community & Civic Life's Crime Prevention Program at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/civic/28395


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UPDATE: PPB Investigating Stabbing in Roseway Neighborhood-Life Threatening Injuries (Photo) - 04/22/19

Video of the suspect in this incident has been uploaded onto our social media pages titled "Can You Help? Roseway Attack Suspect".

The victim in this case also wants to speak with media. Interested media should contact Sergeant Brad Yakots.

If anyone has information about this incident, they are encouraged to contact Detective Jeff Sharp at (503) 823-9773 or jeff.sharp@portlandoregon.gov.

Video: https://youtu.be/sgN9BoOIMXM

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On Sunday, March 10, 2019, North Precinct Officers responded to a call of someone stabbed in the area of the 3200 block of Northeast 78th Avenue. The incident was reported to have occurred at about 11:30 P.M.

Officers arrived and located a victim, an adult female. The stabbing victim was treated at the scene for multiple stab wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment. The injuries are reported to be life threatening.

The victim was walking to her home from a friend's house when she was stabbed by a stranger. There are no identified suspects or suspect description at this time. Investigators are trying to determine the identity of the suspect.

If anyone has information about or video of this incident, they are encouraged to contact Detective Jeff Sharp at (503) 823-9773 or jeff.sharp@portlandoregon.gov.

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Man Arrested After Displaying Realistic Looking Airsoft Pistol (Photo) - 04/20/19

On Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 12:45 P.M. a Central Precinct officer patrolling in the area of Southwest Barbur Boulevard and Southwest 30th Avenue was flagged down by a concerned community member who reported seeing a man holding a black pistol in his hand. The officer found the man with the gun nearby. When the man saw the officer he began running away, and the officer requested additional officers to assist. Officers tracked down and challenged the suspect nearby. The suspect complied with officers' commands and he was arrested. No one was injured.

Officers recovered a black handgun nearby and seized it as evidence. On closer inspection, they found that it was a realistic looking air pistol (photo).

Arrested was 20-year-old Dennis Robert Spencer (photo). He was booked on a charge of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

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Attached Media Files: Gun photo , Dennis Spencer
UPDATE: Traffic #ALERT: Major Crash Team Activation - 04/20/19

The investigation is continuing into yesterday's fatal traffic crash. It appears a commercial delivery truck was on Northeast Grand Avenue turning westbound onto Northeast Broadway Street when the truck collided with a pedestrian. That pedestrian, a female in her fifties, died as a result of her injuries.

The driver of the truck remained at the scene and was cooperative. Speed and alcohol do not appear to have been a factor in this collision.

The Forensic Evidence Division and the Multnomah County Medical Examiner also responded to the scene. The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office was consulted during this investigation as well.

If anyone has information relating to this crash, they are asked to contact Investigator Dave Enz at 503-823-2208.

This was the 25th Major Crash Team activation and the 17th fatality on Portland roadways in 2019.

The Portland Police Traffic Division is committed to providing enforcement and raising awareness regarding traffic safety for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. Each year, traffic officers respond to preventable collisions. These collisions can deeply impact those involved, their families and loved ones. Traffic officers' number one priority is to address behaviors of all road users that might lead to a collision, including speed, impairment, distraction and disobeying signals.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work toward reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the area of Northeast Grand Avenue and Northeast Broadway to assist in a fatal traffic crash investigation. Traffic is affected in the area. Northeast Broadway is closed westbound from Northeast 6th Avenue.

No additional information is available at this time. An updated news release will be pushed out as investigators learn more.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested (Photo) - 04/19/19

Today, Friday the 19th, 2019, at 00:27 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a disturbance call in the area of Northwest Kearney Street and Northwest 19th Avenue. Officers arrived and located the victim of a sexual assault. Other officers took the suspect, 23-year-old Princeton Owens, into custody. An independent witness took the time to help officers with the investigation.

Owens was interviewed by detectives from the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Crimes Unit.
This was determined to be a stranger on stranger sexual assault.

Owens was lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on one count of Attempted Rape in the First Degree. Additional charges may be forthcoming. Anyone with information on this suspect or event can contact Detective Greenlee at 503-823-0871.

The Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit consists of sworn personal and victim advocates who apply a victim-centered approach to reporting and investigating sexual assaults. https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/69979

There are additional resources available:

*Multnomah County Victims' Assistance Program: Provides support during the reporting of sexual assaults and referrals to victim services and resources: 503-988-3222. http://mcda.us/index.php/protecting-victims-families/victim-assistance-program/

*Call to Safety provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources: 24 hour crisis line: 503-235-5333, or 1-888-235-5333.

*Project UNICA - (Proyecto UNICA): Provides access to advocacy services for Spanish-speaking survivors of domestic and sexual violence. 24 hour crisis line: 503-232-4448, or 1-888-232-4448.

Additionally, the Portland Police Bureau WomenStrength, GirlStrength and BoyStrength programs provide free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area.

To learn more information about these programs, call 503-823-0260 or visit http://www.portlandonline.com/police/womenstrength

If you are a victim of a sex crime and had sexual assault kit collected, you have an option to know the status of your sexual assault kit. Please call 503-823-0125 or email roseproject@portlandoregon.gov

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UPDATE #2: Traffic #ALERT: Major Crash Team Activation - 04/17/19

The driver in this crash has been identified as 22-year-old Deontae Martin Eugene Farlow.

If anyone has information relating to this investigation, they are asked to call Investigator Garret Dow at 503-823-5070.

This was the 24th Major Crash Team activation and the 16th fatality investigated by the Major Crash Team this year.

The Portland Police Traffic Division is committed to providing enforcement and raising awareness regarding traffic safety for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. Each year, traffic officers respond to preventable collisions. These collisions can deeply impact those involved, their families and loved ones. Traffic officers' number one priority is to address behaviors of all road users that might lead to a collision, including speed, impairment, distraction and disobeying signals.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work toward reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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The investigation is still continuing relating to this crash. At 3:30 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a call regarding a vehicle that had crashed into a power pole. Officers located a deceased adult male at the scene.

The name of the driver will not be released for now as his family has not been notified.

The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office was advised of this incident. If anyone has information relating to this investigation, they are asked to call Investigator Garret Dow at 503-823-5070.

This was the 24th Major Crash Team activation and the 16th fatality investigated by the Major Crash Team this year.

The Portland Police Traffic Division is committed to providing enforcement and raising awareness regarding traffic safety for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. Each year, traffic officers respond to preventable collisions. These collisions can deeply impact those involved, their families and loved ones. Traffic officers' number one priority is to address behaviors of all road users that might lead to a collision, including speed, impairment, distraction and disobeying signals.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work toward reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the area of the 10000 block of Southeast Holgate Boulevard to assist in a fatal traffic crash investigation involving an adult male driver. No other injuries are reported. Traffic is affected in the area from 100th Avenue to 102nd Avenue.

No additional information is available at this time. An updated news release will be pushed out as investigators learn more.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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Police Bureau Seeks Public Input On Directives - 04/15/19

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 all of its directives and seeks public comments.

Currently, the Bureau is asking for the community's feedback regarding the following Directives.

2nd Universal Review- 4/15/19 -- 5/15/19
* Directive 220.40, Lawsuits and Claims
* Directive 640.20, Sexual Assault Kits and Sexual Assault Investigations
* Directive 810.10, Bureau Contact with Members of Immigrant Communities and Individuals with Diplomatic Immunity

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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Javier Solis
UPDATE #2: Suspect from Portland's Mill Park Neighborhood Shooting Arrested (Photo) - 04/14/19

On Sunday, April 14, 2019 at about 10:42 A.M., Portland Police Homicide Detectives arrested a man wanted for the murder of Charles E. Gaines on February 18, 2019. Javier Omar Solis, 35, was located by U.S. Marshals Service in a hotel in the 11700 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard. In addition to U.S. Marshals, Detectives were assisted by the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT), and a K9 unit.

Solis was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Detective Brad Clifton would still like to hear from anyone who has information about this case. He can be reached at (503) 823-0696 or at brad.clifton@portlandoregon.gov.

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UPDATE: Victim from Portland's Mill Park Neighborhood Shooting Identified
February 18, 2019 20:45

The victim from Monday morning's homicide has been identified as 25 year-old Charles Exzavyer Gaines. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determined Gaines died as a result of a gunshot wound.

While the original call was reported to have occurred at the Tik Tok Restaurant, investigators do not believe the victim was inside the establishment prior to the incident. Additionally, there is no information to suggest the crime is connected to the Tik Tok Restaurant.

This is an on-going investigation. Detective Brad Clifton is interested in any information that could assist in this investigation. He can be reached at (503) 823-0696 or at brad.clifton@portlandoregon.gov.

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 homicide or other felony crime, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

To submit tips:

- 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)

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

To see other featured and unsolved cases, please visit https://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

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PPB Investigating Shooting in Mill Park Neighborhood-One Person Deceased

On Monday, February 18, 2019, at 12:47 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire at the Tik Tok Restaurant, located at 11215 Southeast Division Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and located an injured adult male. The injured male was transported by medical personnel to a Portland hospital for treatment for traumatic injuries. This male was later pronounced deceased at an area hospital.

Members of the Tactical Operations Division's Gun Violence Reduction Team responded initially to investigate the incident. Once it was determined the victim had died, the Detective Division's Homicide Team responded and continued the investigation.

Based on preliminary information, it does not appear that there is any ongoing risk to the public.

Neighborhood traffic may be affected due to this active crime scene and investigation. Southeast 112th Avenue from Division to Lincoln Streets is closed and expected to remain so for several hours.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Brad Clifton at (503) 823-0696.

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Attached Media Files: Javier Solis
Shooting Investigation Underway in Kenton Neighborhood - 04/14/19

On Sunday, April 14, 2019, at 3:11 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 2800 block of North Willis Boulevard on the report of a large disturbance and multiple gunshots heard in the area.

When officers arrived, they searched for suspects and victims injured by the reported gunfire. Officers have not located any injured victims connected during this shooting investigation. There have been no reports of anyone arriving at area hospitals with injuries as a result of this shooting.

As officers continued their investigation, they canvassed the area and located evidence of gunfire. At least two people have been detained by officers at this time.

This investigation is ongoing and there is no additional information to provide at this time.

Members with the Tactical Operation Division's Gun Violence Reduction Team also responded to and criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division also responded to assist with the investigation.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance footage of the shooting is asked to contact the Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

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Homicide Detectives Investigating Suspicious Death in Rose City Park Neighborhood - 04/14/19

On Sunday, April 14th, 2019, at 11:39 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a wooded area in the 6200 Block of Northeast Hassalo Street on the report that someone had found a body.

Officers and medical personnel arrived at the scene and confirmed that the person was deceased. The deceased appears to be an adult female.

Based on a preliminary investigation, officers requested homicide detectives and members from the Forensic Evidence Division to respond to the scene to continue the investigation. The Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

Officers have closed the immediate area while conducting the investigation, however traffic is not effected. The area is expected to be closed for several hours.

No other details are available at this time. The PIO is not responding to the scene.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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Vanbueren Dormaier
Vanbueren Dormaier
Vehicle Theft Suspects Crash into Police Cars, is Arrested (Photo) - 04/12/19

On Friday, April 12, 2019 at 06:23 A.M., East Precinct officers responded to a Suspicious Circumstances call in the 14800 Block of Southeast Stark Street. A caller said he saw a suspect the caller believed broke into the caller's vehicle. Officers learned that the suspect was driving away in a stolen Honda Civic. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle the suspect was driving, but the he failed to yield. Officers did not pursue. Numerous officers responded to assist. One officer was able to use spike strips to deflate at least two of the tires on the suspect's Civic. However, the suspect kept driving into an apartment building parking lot, where he and a female passenger ran to another stolen vehicle, a Nissan pickup truck. Officers challenged them, but they did not comply with the officer's lawful commands. The suspect drove the Nissan into two police vehicles and at least 3 privately owned parked vehicles, then drove away. There were no injuries.

A concerned community member notified police about a pickup truck driving recklessly near Southeast 119th Avenue and Southeast Ash Street. Officers responded and located the vehicle abandoned near there. Shortly thereafter the suspects were found walking nearby and arrested. Both were booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

One of the damaged police vehicles had to be towed from the scene. The stolen vehicles are being returned to their rightful owners.

Vanbueren Alexander Dormaier (photo), 32, is charged with Unlawful Use of Motor Vehicle UUMV (2 counts), Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle (2 counts), Possession of a Stolen Vehicle (2 counts), Attempt to Elude by Vehicle (3 counts), Attempt to Elude by Foot, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver Property Damage (6 counts), Interfering with a Peace Officer, Attempt Assault on a Police Officer (2 counts), Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Reckless Endangering (2 counts).

Richell Leeann Propps (photo), 27, is charged with Unlawful Use of Motor Vehicle UUMV (2 counts), Possession of a Stolen Vehicle (2 counts), Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle (2 counts), Interfering with a Peace Officer (2 counts).

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Attached Media Files: Vanbueren Dormaier , Richell Propps
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PPB Officer Patrolling with Park Rangers Assaulted, Suspect Arrested (Photo) - 04/12/19

On Thursday, April 11th, 2019 at 6:44 pm, Central Precinct Officers were working a mission in conjunction with Park Rangers on the Eastside Esplanade. They encountered 43 year-old Randall Hartwell who was urinating in public. The Officers attempted to contact Hartwell in order to issue him a park exclusion.

Hartwell was immediately aggressive and retrieved a chain lock type of weapon from his belongings and menaced the officers. When the Officers gained distance from the suspect, Hartwell went to a nearby Porta Potty and locked himself inside.

While developing a plan to remove Hartwell and take him into custody, the suspect exited the Porta Potty and began swinging the weapon at the officers. Attempts to control the suspect with an electronic control weapon failed. As one of the officers attempted to go hands on with the suspect, Hartwell dove to the ground causing the officer to fall over him. Once on the ground, Hartwell punched the officer in the side of the head while holding the chain lock. The second officer assisted with taking Hartwell into custody without further incident.

The officer who was struck in the head was displaying signs of a head injury. He was transported to the hospital for evaluation and released.

Hartwell was transported and lodged into the Multnomah County Detention center on numerous charges including Assault on a Police Officer, Assault in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Attached Media Files: Hartwell.png
Johannsen Photo
Johannsen Photo
UPDATE #2: Homicide Victim Identified (Photo) - 04/11/19

The victim in the homicide from the 8100 block of North Jersey Street has been identified as 49 year-old Gregory Isernhagen. The family has been notified and requests privacy during their time of grief. They have provided a photograph, which is attached to this press release.

This is an on-going investigation and Detectives are interested in any tips or leads the public may have about the involved subjects. Anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to contact Homicide Detective Travis Law at (503) 823-0395 or travis.law@portlandpolice.gov or Detective Vince Cui at (503) 823-0449 or vince.cui@portlandpolice.gov


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In collaboration with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detectives arrested 26 year-old Logan N. Johannsen in connection with the homicide in the 8100 block of North Jersey Street. Johannsen was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Murder, Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon on April 11, 2019. (PHOTO)

Anyone who has information about the whereabouts of Johannsen in the past three days is encouraged to contact Detectives. Any tips or information about this incident or the suspect should contact Homicide Detective Travis Law at (503) 823-0395 or travis.law@portlandpolice.gov or Detective Vince Cui at (503) 823-0449 or vince.cui@portlandpolice.gov

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office will be working with Detectives to identify the involved victim and notify next of kin. After that occurs, the identity of the victim will be released publicly.

There is no further information for release at this time.

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On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at 8:34 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a welfare check of a residence in the 8100 block of North Jersey Street. Officers arrived and located a deceased subject who appears to be an adult male.

Based on a preliminary investigation, officers requested Homicide detectives to respond to the scene to continue the investigation. The Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death. Investigators do not believe there is a risk to the general public at this time related to this incident.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Homicide Detective Travis Law at (503) 823-0395 or travis.law@portlandpolice.gov or Detective Vince Cui at (503) 823-0449 or vince.cui@portlandpolice.gov

No other details are available at this time. The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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Attached Media Files: Johannsen Photo , Isernhagen Photo
Mears Photo
Mears Photo
UPDATE #3: Homicide Victim Identified (Photo) - 04/11/19

The victim from the homicide at Southwest Broadway and Southwest Alder Street on April 8, 2019 has been identified as Paul S. Mears, a 49 year-old male. The family has been notified. The family respectfully requests for privacy while they grieve their loss and asks for media to refrain from contacting them. The family did provide photographs for public use. (PHOTOS)

There are no further details to release at this time.

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Detectives are still investigating this morning's homicide. We will not be sending out any more information until at least tomorrow's autopsy is complete and family members have been notified.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, they are asked to contact Detective Scott Broughton at 503-823-3774.

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The suspect in this morning's investigation has been identified as 38-year-old Daniel Paul Connor. He was lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on one count of murder and one count of unlawful use of a weapon.

All streets and sidewalks are now open.

Anyone with information on this morning's events are asked to call the Portland Police Bureau's Detective Division at 503-823-0400.

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On Monday, April 8, 2019, at 12:31 A.M., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of an assault in the area of Southwest Broadway and Southwest Alder Street in Downtown. Officers and medical crews arrived and discovered a man unconscious and bleeding heavily on the sidewalk. He was pronounced deceased.

Officers have detained one person several blocks away.

Homicide Detectives are enroute to the scene to assume the investigation.

Officers have closed Southwest Broadway between Southwest Washington Street and Southwest Morrison Street, and Southwest Alder between Southwest Park Avenue and 6th Avenue to all pedestrian and vehicle traffic. It will likely remain closed for several hours.

There is no information that suggests there is a danger to the public related to this incident. The PIO is not responding to the scene at this time.

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Attached Media Files: Mears Photo , Mears Color Photo
PPB Investigating Fatal Single Occupant Crash-Passenger Deceased - 04/11/19

On Thursday, April 11, 2019, at 1:37 A.M., East Precinct Officers responded to reports of a vehicle crash in the area of Southeast Foster Road and Southeast 134th Avenue. A witness reported the crash to a nearby fire station, then left.

Officers and medical personnel responded to the scene. A black Ford Expedition was found crashed into a tree and a pole. The passenger, an unknown age male, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver, an adult male, was extracted from the vehicle, provided emergency medical aid, and transported to an area hospital.

The Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division's Major Crash Team was activated to investigate the crash. Street closures are in effect on Southeast Foster Road from 134th to 136th Avenues. These closures are expected to remain in effect for 4-6 hours while this incident is investigated.

Anyone with information about this crash is encouraged to call non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333. Investigators would like to speak with the person who notified the fire department about the crash and encourages them to reach out to dispatch.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office will be working to identify of the deceased passenger. Once the identity is made and next of kin is notified, this information will be released.

This is the 3rd deadly crash in Portland in less than 24 hours. The Portland Police Bureau implores the public to take notice, slow down, drive with due regard, and obey the rules of the road.

No further details are available at this time. The PIO will not be responding to the scene.

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PPB Investigating Fatal Hit and Run-Pedestrian Killed - 04/10/19

On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at 10:23 P.M., North Precinct Officers responded to reports of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle in the area of North Fessenden Street and North Polk Avenue. An off-duty Portland Police Bureau member reported the incident to dispatch and stopped to attempt to render aid.

The pedestrian, an undetermined age female, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The vehicle believed to be involved was described as a red sedan. It was last seen traveling Eastbound on North Fessenden Avenue after the crash.

The Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division's Major Crash Team was activated to investigate the crash. Street closures are in effect on North Fessenden Street from Tioga to Tyler Avenues and adjoining side streets. These closures are expected to remain in effect for 4-6 hours while this incident is investigated.

Anyone with information about this crash is encouraged to call non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

No further details are available at this time. The PIO will not be responding to the scene.

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Traffic Fatality Investigation Underway in Downtown Portland - 04/10/19

On Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 3:17 P.M., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of a vehicle crashed into a pole and the driver was unconscious. Responding medical units arrived and performed emergency medical care, then transported the driver to an area hospital. The driver, an adult male, was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

Officers responded to the scene and located a silver pick-up truck crashed into a sign pole. Officers checked for witnesses to determine what happened. The road was closed in order for the first responders to conduct the investigation safely. The on-ramps for I-84 Eastbound and I-5 Northbound from Southwest Macadam Boulevard were closed and are expected to remain so for an estimated four to six hours. The Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to conduct the investigation.

Traffic investigators and the Multnomah County Medical Examiner are working to identify the involved driver and notify next of kin.

If anyone has information about this incident, they are encouraged to call the police non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

This is the fourth traffic related fatality the Major Crash Team has investigated in four days. The Portland Police Traffic Division is committed to providing enforcement and raising awareness regarding traffic safety for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. Each year, traffic officers respond to preventable collisions. These collisions can deeply impact those involved, their families and loved ones. Traffic officers' number one priority is to address behaviors of all road users that might lead to a collision, including speed, impairment, distraction, and disobeying signals.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work toward reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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Update: Traffic #ALERT: MCT Activation - 04/09/19

The investigation is continuing into this afternoon's fatal traffic crash. A van driving on Northeast Marine Drive veered off the road, crashed and then rolled underneath the Glenn Jackson Bridge. The driver, an adult male, died in the single vehicle crash.

Marine Drive is back open to vehicular traffic. If anyone has information relating to this crash, they are asked to call the Traffic Division at 503-823-2103 or Traffic Investigator Officer Garrett Dow at 503-823-5070.

No other updates will be released until at least tomorrow.

The Portland Police Traffic Division is committed to providing enforcement and raising awareness regarding traffic safety for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. Each year, traffic officers respond to preventable collisions. These collisions can deeply impact those involved, their families and loved ones. Traffic officers' number one priority is to address behaviors of all road users that might lead to a collision, including speed, impairment, distraction, and disobeying signals.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work toward reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the area of the Northeast Marine Drive to assist in an investigation involving a single vehicle, fatal traffic crash. Traffic is affected in the area. Northeast Marine Drive is shutdown between Northeast 33rd Drive and Northeast 122nd Avenue while traffic investigators determine what happened.

No additional details are available at this time. An updated news release will be sent as investigators learn more.

The PIO is not responding to the scene

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UPDATE: Pedestrian Involved in Fatal Crash Identified - 04/09/19

The pedestrian involved in the fatal crash on Sunday, April 7th, 2019, has been positively identified by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office as Shawn Depriest Scott, a 48 year-old male. The family has been notified.

Investigators continue to look into this case and work with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office to determine if criminal charges are appropriate. Anyone with information about the case should contact Traffic Investigator Officer Garrett Dow at (503) 823-5070.


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On Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 12:07 A.M., East Precinct officers responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a car at Southeast Powell Boulevard under the I-205 overpass. The first officer on scene found the pedestrian unconscious on the road. She performed CPR on him until medical crews arrived and took over treatment. However, the pedestrian's injuries were too severe and he died on the scene.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene.

PPB Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to conduct an investigation. Preliminary investigation suggests that the pedestrian was crossing Powell Boulevard in a southbound direction. The vehicle, a 2018 Mercedes SUV, was eastbound on Powell and struck him. The driver cooperated with the investigation.

Preliminary information suggests that visibility was a factor due to the poorly lit area and rainy weather. Speed and impairment are not believed to be factors. No arrests or citations have been made. Once the investigation is complete, it will be submitted to the Multnomah County District Attorney's office to consider whether any charges are appropriate.

Traffic investigators and the Multnomah County Medical Examiner are working to identify the pedestrian and notify next of kin.

The Portland Police Traffic Division is committed to providing enforcement and raising awareness regarding traffic safety for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. Each year, traffic officers respond to preventable collisions. These collisions can deeply impact those involved, their families and loved ones. Traffic officers' number one priority is to address behaviors of all road users that might lead to a collision, including speed, impairment, distraction, and disobeying signals.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work toward reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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Firearm Photo
PPB Gun Violence Reduction Team Members Conduct Traffic Stop-2 Arrested, Gun Seized (Photo) - 04/08/19

On Saturday, April 6, 2019, at 12:05 A.M., members of the Portland Police Bureau's Gun Violence Reduction Team performed a traffic stop in the area of Southeast 160th Avenue and Southeast Alder Street.

Two subjects were arrested during the traffic stop and a loaded firearm was seized. Jerone Cuie, a 25 year old male, was in possession of the firearm. He was arrested and charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public. Travon Jackson, a 19 year old male, was arrested on Warrants for Robbery II and Robbery III. Both subjects were transported to the Multnomah County Detention Center. (PHOTOS)

The Portland Police Bureau's Gun Violence Reduction Team continues to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide. Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

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Attached Media Files: Firearm Photo , Cuie Photo , Jackson Photo
Firearm Photo
Firearm Photo
PPB Gun Violence Reduction Team Members Seize Gun, Arrest Suspect (Photo) - 04/08/19

On Saturday, April 6, 2019, at 6:44 P.M., members of the Portland Police Bureau's Gun Violence Reduction Team performed a traffic stop on a ride share vehicle in the area of Northeast Broadway Street and Northeast 33rd Avenue. The occupant of the vehicle was a known person who attempted to flee. He was taken into custody before he could flee. A handgun was located concealed in his waistband. The handgun was loaded and contained an extended magazine. (PHOTO)

The suspect was identified as Rashaad Hunter, a 21 year old male. He was booked at the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public, Assault IV, and Warrants for Interfering with Police, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public. (PHOTO)

The Portland Police Bureau's Gun Violence Reduction Team continues to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide. Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

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Attached Media Files: Firearm Photo , Hunter Photo
UPDATE: Person Deceased After Being Struck By Multiple Vehicles on I-84, Traffic #ALERT - 04/08/19

The PPB Major Crash Team is wrapping up its on scene investigation. After a biohazard cleanup team is finished, the ramp is expected to reopen. We hope to have that done before 7:30 A.M.

Investigators have determined the pedestrian struck was a white female. She was seen lying on the roadway before she was struck by the vehicles, but it's unclear how she got there. Traffic investigators would like to talk to anyone who saw a person matching that description on or near the freeway ramp around 3:00 A.M.

Additionally, investigators believe a semi truck and trailer was among the vehicles that struck the pedestrian as she was laying in the roadway. The semi did not stop, and the driver may not have been aware that he or she was involved. They're asking for the driver to call to police non-emergency 503 823 3333. Reference case number 19-112727.


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On Monday, April 8, 2019 at 3:05 A.M., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a welfare check of an injured person on the ramp from eastbound I-84 to northbound I-205. Officers arrived and found a person deceased from traumatic injuries. Preliminary information suggests that the person had been struck by multiple vehicles.

PPB Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to assume the investigation. The ramp will be closed for several hours. Officers are diverting eastbound I-84 traffic to stay on I-84 and use another exit.

I-84 and I-205 are still open in both directions, as is the ramp from westbound I-84 to I-205.

The PIO is not responding to the scene at this time.

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Vision Zero
UPDATE: PPB Traffic Division Investigates Serious Injury Crash in Kenton Neighborhood (Photo) - 04/07/19

The person cited and released was 32-year-old Jorge Luis Cedillos-Paniagua. He was charged with Assault in the Third Degree, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), and Reckless Driving.

There is no photo available.

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Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 10:24 P.M., North Precinct officers and Portland Fire and Rescue were dispatched to a report of a serious injury crash near North Columbia Boulevard and North Interstate Place. When they arrived, they found two vehicles had collided head-on. When firefighters extricated the occupants of both vehicles, they determined that the injuries were serious but are not believed to be life threatening. Four people were transported by ambulance to hospitals. Officers requested the Portland Police Traffic Division to respond for an investigation.

The Traffic Division investigators determined that a GMC pickup with one occupant was traveling westbound on Columbia Boulevard when it crossed the center line and collided head-on into a Nissan Altima sedan with three occupants.

Investigators believe impairment played a role, and charges are expected. The investigation continues.

Drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs injure and kill thousands of people every year. People consuming alcohol or drugs are urged not to get behind the wheel and should have a sober driver or utilize taxis, rideshare companies or transit so everyone is safe on our streets.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390.

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Attached Media Files: Vision Zero
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Gun photo
Man Points Realistic Looking Replica Gun At Passing Cars in Buckman Neighborhood, is Arrested (Photo) - 04/07/19

On Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 8:35 A.M., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to the report of a man pointing a handgun at passing traffic in the 200 Block of Southeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Officers did not locate him there and began searching the area for the suspect. Officers located and challenged him at Northeast 1st Avenue and Northeast Couch Street. He followed commands and was arrested without incident. Officers recovered the gun, which turned out to be a realistic looking BB gun (photo).

Investigation revealed that the man pointed the gun at an ambulance crew as well.

The man arrested was Caleb J. Baker (photo). He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Menacing (3 Counts) and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

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Attached Media Files: Gun photo , Caleb Baker
Jeremy Heisler
Jeremy Heisler
Driver Hits Police Car, is Arrested for DUII (Photo) - 04/06/19

On Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 3:02 A.M., two North Precinct officers were in the area of Northeast 79th Avenue and Northeast Sandy Boulevard on a call of a suspicious person possibly casing cars. An officer witnessed a 1999 Toyota Camry driving with no headlights accelerating towards the other officer's car from behind. The Camry struck the police vehicle, causing significant damage. The officer was not seriously hurt. The driver and passenger in the Camry suffered minor injuries. The driver was transported by ambulance to the hospital.

Officers conducted a crash investigation and determined the driver of the Camry was impaired. Forty-year-old Jeremy J. Heisler (photo is from a previous arrest in 2017) was cited and released for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), Reckless Driving, and misdemeanor Driving While Suspended or Revoked.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

Drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs injure and kill thousands of people every year. People consuming alcohol or drugs are urged not to get behind the wheel and should have a sober driver or utilize taxis, rideshare companies or transit so everyone is safe on our streets.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390.

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Attached Media Files: Jeremy Heisler
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Suspect Arrested for Theft of Former Mayor Portrait (Photos) (Photo) - 04/06/19

On April 6, 2019, at 8:52 A.M., Central Precinct officers arrested a suspect involved in the theft of a portrait of former Mayor Neil Goldschmidt. Since the framed photograph was stolen from the outer entryway of the mayor's office, Central Precinct's Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) has been investigating.

Officers found a video online that showed the suspect burning the portrait last night. They learned that the suspect was at a residence in the 7900 Block of North Berkeley Avenue. Officers arrested the suspect at the residence and recovered the burned remains of the portrait (photos).

Arrested was Jeffrey T. Black, 50 (photo). He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center, charged with Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, Theft in the Third Degree, and Tampering with Physical Evidence.

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Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle After Disturbance in Sabin Neighborhood - 04/05/19

At 4:19 P.M., North Precinct officers responded to the intersection of Northeast Klickitat Street and Northeast 15th Avenue on a report of a pedestrian struck by a car. The vehicle involved left the scene.

Arriving officers found a 50-year-old female victim with serious injuries. Medical responders transported her by ambulance to the hospital where it was determined her injuries were non-life threatening.

PPB Traffic Division officers responded to conduct an investigation. They determined that the victim and suspect may have been involved in a disturbance immediately before the incident. If any witnesses have not spoken to police, they are asked to e-mail Officer Matthew Huspek at Matthew.Huspek@portlandoregon.gov, or call the police non-emergency line at 503 823-3333 and reference case number 19-109799.

The investigation is continuing.

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Man Shot in Chin, Non-Life Threatening Injuries in Centennial Neighborhood (photo) (Photo) - 04/05/19

On Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 9:57 P.M., East Precinct officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 12400 Block of Powell Boulevard. Officers found a man suffering a gunshot wound to the chin. He was transported to the hospital by ambulance, and doctors determined that the injuries were not life threatening.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team responded and determined that the victim was in a physical fight with this roommate, and the gun was fired during the altercation. Both men involved stayed on scene and were interviewed by investigators. A gun was seized as evidence.

Alexander T. Harrison (photo) was booked at the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Attempted Murder, Assault in the First Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

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Attached Media Files: Alexander Harrison
Pedestrian Struck By Car, Seriously Injured in Old Town Neighborhood, Traffic #ALERT - 04/05/19

Tonight at 10:27 P.M., a Central Precinct officer witnessed a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at West Burnside Street and Southwest 3rd Avenue. The officer requested medical attention for the injured pedestrian, who was taken by ambulance to a hospital with serious injuries. After the pedestrian was evaluated by doctors, officers learned that the injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The driver of the car remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators. Preliminary information is that the vehicle was eastbound on West Burnside and the pedestrian was crossing at 3rd Avenue.

The intersection of West Burnside Street and Southwest 3rd Avenue is closed during the investigation. PPB Traffic Division and the Forensic Evidence Division were called to the scene.

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PPB Conducts March Pedestrian Safety Education - 04/04/19

During the month of March, the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division along with Oregon Impact, ODOT, and PBOT contacted numerous drivers and pedestrians related to sharing the road appropriately in and around crosswalks.

On March 29th, 2019, officers worked a cross walk near Southeast 142nd Avenue on Division Street. Officers also contacted pedestrians in the area of Southeast Division Street from 122nd Avenue to 127th Avenue as well as 155th Avenue to 162nd Avenue.

Drivers and pedestrians were provided with educational materials, warnings, safety classes in lieu of citations, and citations depending upon circumstances. In this mission four officers issued 26 warnings and 24 citations.

This is the first in a series of pedestrian safety education missions to be conducted in 2019.

The Portland Police Traffic Division is committed to providing enforcement and raising awareness regarding traffic safety for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. Each year, traffic officers respond to preventable collisions. These collisions can deeply impact those involved, their families and loved ones. Traffic officers' number one priority is to address behaviors of all road users that might lead to a collision, including speed, impairment, distraction and disobeying signals.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work toward reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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UPDATE: PPB Captures Hit and Run Suspect After K9 Track-Locates Firearm (Photo) - 04/03/19

The suspect in this incident, 22-year-old Chase W. Harbison, was lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center this evening on one count of each: Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Theft in the First Degree, Hit and Run, Attempt to Elude (On Foot) and Possession of Methamphetamine.

If anyone has information about this hit and run crash, or the stolen vehicle, they are encouraged to call non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

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On Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at 08:22 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a hit and run crash in the area of East Burnside Street and 139th Avenue. A witness provided information about the whereabouts of the involved suspect vehicle, a red Subaru Impreza.

Officers located the involved Subaru, which had significant damage, in the area of Southeast 139th Avenue between East Burnside and Southeast Stark Streets. The Subaru was unoccupied and the officers established a perimeter. A K9 was requested to conduct a track.

An adult female was arrested nearby and identified as the passenger. During the track, a witness pointed out a firearm in a holster behind some apartments in the area of 13100 Southeast Stark Street. The firearm was seized by police. Officers continued the track with the K9 and located an adult male hiding in a recycle bin in the back yard of a house in the 13300 block of Southeast Alder Street. This male is believed to be the involved drive
The victim of the crash was not injured, but the Tacoma pick-up sustained damage.
The Subaru was determined to be an unreported stolen vehicle. Officers made contact with the owner.

This is an on-going investigation and charges are being determined. An update will be provided on the identity of anyone charged with a crime once that is available.

David Douglas High School was near the perimeter and was placed in lock-out status as a precaution during the search. This lock-out has been rescinded.

If anyone has information about this hit and run crash, or the stolen vehicle, they are encouraged to call police non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

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PPB Participates in Connect to Disconnect and U Drive. U Text. U Pay. Campaign #DistractedDrivingAwarenessMonth (Photo) - 04/03/19

During the month of April, in support of the annual U Drive. U Text. U Pay. high-visibility enforcement campaign, the Portland Police Bureau and surrounding partner agencies will be launching its first Connect to Disconnect (C2D) distracted driving initiative. On April 11, 2019, the Oregon Department of Transportation, along with Oregon State Police, and law enforcement from around the state will host a kick-off event at Pioneer Courthouse Square, beginning at 11 a.m, with speakers at 12:15 p.m. This awareness campaign includes increased enforcement of laws involving texting and cell phone use while driving.

By working with surrounding partner agencies throughout the State of Oregon the Portland Police Bureau hopes to make a greater impact to save more lives. Through enforcement efforts, the goal is to keep community members safe by heightening awareness through police presence and reminded drivers of the importance of never talking on the phone or texting while driving. Issuing citations is not the goal, but a way to remind people of the dangers surrounding distracted driving.

According to U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, between 2012 and 2017, nearly 20,000 people died in crashes involving distracted drivers. There were 3,166 people killed in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in 2017. While this reflects a 9-percent decrease from 2016 to 2017, there is still much work to be done. In the last 6 years, 9.5 percent of all fatal crashes involved distracted drivers.

Texting while driving has become an especially problematic trend among younger drivers. In 2017, 8 percent of people killed in driving crashes involved teen drivers (aged 15-19) who were distracted at the time of the crash. According to NHTSA, young drivers 16 to 24 years old have been observed using handheld electronic devices while driving at higher rates than older drivers since 2007.

For more information on the C2D initiative or the U Drive. U Text. U Pay. distracted driving enforcement campaign, please visit https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/distracted-driving

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets; working toward reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of our Vision Zero efforts. To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero efforts, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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Community Member Runs In Front of Patrol Car, Non-Life Threatening Injuries Sustained - 04/03/19

On Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 01:58 A.M., a Portland Police Officer was travelling east on Southwest Harvey Milk Street approaching Southwest Broadway when a community member ran into traffic and collided with the patrol car. Through an independent witness, the preliminary investigation shows the officer had a green light and was travelling at normal speeds. The witness told the investigators that it appeared the community member was running with friends on the sidewalk, ran into traffic and collided with the patrol car. The officer then immediately called for medical to assist the community member.

It appears the community member sustained serious, but non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local area hospital by AMR. The Forensic Evidence Division also arrived on scene to document the incident and to collect evidence.

The investigation continues as officers will be collecting more evidence from surrounding businesses. Anyone who witnessed this crash is asked to call Central Precinct at 503-823-0097.

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PPB Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 04/01/19

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 all of its Directives and seeks public comments.

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

1st Universal Review- 4/1/19-4/16/19
* Directive 640.18, Case Management
* Directive 612.00, Radio Use

2nd Universal Review- 4/1/19-5/1/19
* Directive 1501.00, Field Training and Evaluation 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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Stabbing in Downtown Portland-Victim Sustains Non-Life Threatening Injuries - 03/31/19

On Sunday, March 31, 2019, at 6:13 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Northwest 6th Avenue and Northwest Flanders Street on the report of a subject who had been stabbed.

When officers arrived they located one injured adult male. The victim appeared to have been stabbed and an officer provided emergency medical aid. The injured man was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment of what is believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect was described as a Black male, tall, thin, and wearing dark clothing.

This is an on-going investigation. If anyone has information about this incident, they are encouraged to call non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

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Woman Menaces Victims with a Realistic Looking Replica Firearm in Old Town Neighborhood (Photo) - 03/31/19

On March 31, 2019, at 2:17 P.M., a Central Precinct officer was on patrol near Skidmore Fountain in the Old Town neighborhood when she was flagged down about a woman pointing a gun at two uniformed security guards. It was in a crowded area near the Portland Saturday Market.

The officer requested assistance, and other officers responded. Officers located a person matching the suspect's description at Southwest Second Avenue and West Burnside Street. Officers challenged the suspect, but she was not cooperative. Officers were able to arrest her after a brief struggle. They located a realistic looking BB pistol (photo) in the suspect's bag. The gun was seized as evidence.

Thirty-two-year-old Joelle M. Bostick (photo) was booked at the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Menacing (2 counts), Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, and Resisting Arrest.

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Attached Media Files: Gun Photo , Joelle Bostick
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Assault with Knife in Centennial/Pleasant Valley Neighborhood (Photo) - 03/31/19

On March 31, 2019 at 12:27 P.M., East Precinct officers responded to a report of an assault with a knife in the 17200 Block of Southeast Naegeli Drive. The first arriving officer located a victim in the parking lot of an apartment complex and requested medical response. The victim was transported by ambulance to a hospital with a non-life threatening knife injury.

The officer relayed suspect information to assisting officers. Another officer located a suspect vehicle driving through a shopping center at Southeast 174th Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard. The officer stopped the vehicle and arrested the suspect.

Assault detectives responded to assume the investigation. Forty-two-year-old Ricky M. Coley (photo) was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on a charge of Assault in the Second Degree.

The victim was treated and released from the hospital.

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Attached Media Files: Ricky Coley
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UPDATE: Wanted Person Barricades Himself in Centennial Neighborhood House Before Being Arrested (Photo) - 03/30/19

Kevin Davidoff (photo) was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on a charge of Possession of Heroin and two warrants. More charges are expected.

A photo of David Kaili is also attached.

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On Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 12:43 P.M., a Portland Police Officer on patrol in the 600 Block of Southeast 146th Avenue saw a known suspect, 42-year-old Kevin Davidoff, who had multiple outstanding warrants for his arrest. The suspect was also wanted for previously eluding from officers trying to stop him in a vehicle on at least three separate occasions. When the suspect saw the officer, he ran into the house. Another person with Davidoff also ran into the house despite orders to stop. The officer requested additional resources, who helped her surround the house. Officers and supervisors from the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT), and the PPB K-9 unit responded on a limited deployment to assist. A limited SERT deployment allows the team members to use specialized tools, but is less than a full team call-out.

The officers tried calling Davidoff on the phone and used the public address speaker on a police car to try to convince him to surrender. The other subject came out and surrendered, however Davidoff refused to come out. After over three hours, officers with SERT searched the house and located the suspect hiding under a large pile of debris in the garage. The subject was not cooperative during his arrest and suffered a minor injury from a K-9 bite. He is being treated at the hospital.

Davidoff's charges will be released once he his booked into jail.

The other subject, 47-year-old David Kaili, was arrested and booked to the Multnomah County Detention Center on a charge of Interfering with a Police Officer and an outstanding warrant.

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Attached Media Files: David Kaili , Kevin Davidoff
PPB Investigates Hit and Run Crash-Non-Life Threatening Injuries to Pedestrian - 03/29/19

On Friday, March 29, 2019, at 8:21 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report that a pedestrian was struck by a truck at Northeast 122nd Avenue and Multnomah Street.

The pedestrian, an adult female, was transported to an area hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

The involved pickup truck, described as white in color, was last seen leaving the area Northbound. It likely has front end damage.

Northeast 122nd Avenue from Halsey to Multnomah Streets is closed while officers conduct their investigation.

Anyone with information about this crash is encouraged to contact non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

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UPDATE: Additional Charges Lodged Against Man for Criminal Acts on TriMet (Photo) - 03/29/19

The Transit Police Division learned of a separate case involving a female adult who was inappropriately touched by Jared Weston Walter. This case occurred on March 20, 2019, on a Max train in Portland. Walter has been charged with additional counts of Harassment (Offensive Contact), Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree, Harassment (Sexual Harassment) and Interfering with Public Transportation related to this investigation. Weston is currently lodged in the Multnomah County Jail.

Investigators believe there could be additional victims that have yet to be identified. Anyone who believes they may have witnessed a similar incident, or has been a victim, is urged to contact the Transit Police Division at 503-962-7566.

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On March 26, 2019, members of the Transit Police Division arrested 32 year-old Jared Weston Walter for several crimes relating to an incident on March 25, 2019, involving the inappropriate touching of a woman riding on MAX.

During the investigation, officers took witness and victim statements. Further investigation revealed similar incidents involving the same suspect that occurred in the previous years. Walter was lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on one count each Harassment (Offensive Contact), Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree, Harassment (Sexual Harassment) and Interfering with Public Transportation.

Investigators believe there could be additional victims that have yet to be identified. Anyone who believes they may have witnessed a similar incident, or has been a victim, is urged to contact the Transit Police Division at 503-962-7566.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Mt. Tabor Neighborhood -- House and Vehicle Struck by Gunfire - 03/28/19

On Thursday, March 28, 2019, at 10:29 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 5300 block of Southeast Stark Street on the report of multiple gunshots heard in the area.

When officers arrived, they searched for suspects and victims injured by the reported gunfire. Officers have not located suspects or any injured victims connected to this shooting investigation.

As officers continued the investigation, they canvassed the area and located evidence of gunfire. Officers also located an unoccupied vehicle and an occupied residence that appeared to have been damaged by gunfire.

There have been no reports of anyone arriving at area hospitals with injuries as a result of this shooting.

This investigation is ongoing and there is no additional information to provide at this time.

Members with the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gun Violence Reduction Team responded to assume the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division also responded to assist with the investigation.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance footage of the shooting is asked to contact Detective Brian Sims at (503) 823-2079 or at brian.sims@portlandoregon.gov

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

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Stabbing in Downtown Portland-Victim Sustains Non-Life Threatening Injuries - 03/28/19

On Thursday, March 28, 2019, at 8:05 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 300 block of Southwest Broadway Boulevard on the report of two subjects bleeding.

When officers arrived they located one injured adult male and another person attempting to assist the injured male. The victim appeared to have been stabbed and was provided emergency medical aid by responding emergency medical personnel. The injured man was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment of what is believed to be a non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers determined the subject was injured elsewhere, but are still looking for a crime scene. Preliminary information suggests a disturbance may have happened near Southwest Ankeny Street to Burnside from 1st to 2nd Avenues. It is uncertain exactly where the incident occurred at this time. The incident is believed to have involved a group of White males in their teens to twenties. Additionally, the incident was alleged to have occurred about 20-30 minutes prior to police being called.

This is an on-going investigation. If anyone has information about this incident, they are encouraged to call non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333. Officers would appreciate any tips related to the incident and a description of any suspects involved.

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UPDATE: Missing Person Found Safe (Photo) - 03/28/19

On March 27, 2019, at about 10:30 p.m., East Precinct officers received a call of a confused elderly subject wandering in the area of Southeast Holgate Boulevard and Southeast 103rd Avenue. Officers located the man and identified him as Allen Salois, who was a reported missing person.

Salois was transported to an area hospital for an assessment for precautionary measures. His care home was notified. Thank you to everyone in the community who was looking for this missing, endangered community member.


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The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help in locating a missing 64 year-old man named Allen Salois. Mr. Salois was last seen in the area of his care home in the 4400 block of Northeast 38th Avenue on Monday, March 25, 2019.

Mr. Salois was last seen wearing black sweatpants, a gray jacket and is missing upper teeth. There are no indications of foul play. He reportedly suffers from dementia and is prone to getting lost, but is otherwise is physically fit. Mr. Salois is able to communicate and knows his name.

Anyone seeing Mr. Salois is asked to immediately call 9-1-1.

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31 Years of 'Ski for Sunshine Division' March 29th at Mt. Hood Skibowl (Photo) - 03/27/19

Skiers and snowboarders may ride for FREE from 9:00am to 4:00pm on Friday, March 29th, with the donation of 10 items of food that will benefit the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division.

All riders are encouraged to bring peanut butter, chili, pasta, canned meats, rice and cereal to fill the Sunshine Division truck that will be parked in the Skibowl West parking lot. A contribution of 10 items will qualify you for a day lift ticket, valid from 9:00am to 4:00pm!
This is the 31th anniversary of the 'Ski for Sunshine' food drive partnership between the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division and Skibowl. Since 1988, Skibowl has collected more than 121,000 pounds of food for local people in need.

"We have supported the Portland Police Sunshine Division's mission for 31 years now and are so gratified by the support we receive from our loyal customers", said Kirk Hanna, President of Mt. Hood Skibowl.

"31 years of support from Skibowl and their customers has resulted in thousands of clients accessing free food through our food pantries and food box programs in times of true economic hardship. This event has a huge impact on our mission and is a fun way for your family to spend a day during spring break." says Sunshine Division's bureau liaison officer, Matt Tobey.

About the Sunshine Division:
Sunshine Division offers free food assistance six days a week at their N. Portland warehouse, five days a week at their SE Stark location, and 24-hour food assistance through a partnership with the Portland Police Bureau, who store Sunshine Division food boxes at each police precinct to be dispatched at any time. They provide no-cost, bulk food and food boxes to 20+ local hunger relief non-profits serving Clark, Clackamas, Washington, and Multnomah counties. In addition to food relief, they offer new and gently-used clothing at two on-site clothing rooms and fund new school clothes for low income children through our Izzy's Kid's program which pairs a Portland police officer with a child for a one-on-one shopping experience.

About Mt. Hood Skibowl:
Please visit www.skibowl.com or call 503-222-BOWL (2695) for more details along with updates on their operating schedule. Mt. Hood Skibowl is the closest ski resort to Portland, less than an hour east on Highway 26 in Government Camp.

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PPB Partners with ODOT and Oregon Impact on Pedestrian Safety Education Missions - 03/27/19

During the months of March and April, officers with the Portland Police Bureau and community partners, Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Impact, will be conducting crosswalk enforcement actions along Division Street in an effort to educate drivers and pedestrians pertaining to Oregon's crosswalk laws.

Officers and partners will be providing educational materials, issuing warnings, citations, and offering safety education classes as appropriate.

Per Oregon law, motorists are required to stop and remain stopped for pedestrians crossing within marked or unmarked crosswalks (ORS 811.028) and pedestrians are expected to cross within marked or unmarked crosswalks, (ORS 810.080, City Code 16.70.120) obey traffic control devices, (ORS 814.010) and yield to vehicles when necessary (ORS 814.040 and ORS 814.050).
In 2019, the Portland Police Bureau has responded to 9 traffic related fatality calls, 8 of them involved pedestrian fatalities.

Questions about the missions can be directed to the Portland Police Bureau PIO at ppbpio@portlandoregon.gov

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