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Update: One Person Critically Injured in Single Vehicle Crash Early Sunday Morning in Southeast Portland (Photo) - 01/21/19

Officers are still conducting a traffic investigation into Sunday's event. The passenger, Cherie Swanson, is still listed in serious but non-life threatening condition at a local area hospital. The person-of-interest, Nicholas Woods, is now listed as the suspect in the investigation.

Woods may be injured from the crash. The family of Nicholas Woods and the Portland Police Bureau are requesting that anyone with information about Woods' whereabouts contact the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division, 503-823-2103.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On January 20, 2019, at 12:04 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a traffic crash in the 3800 block of Southeast 92nd Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and learned that the driver left the scene on foot but that there were two passengers in the vehicle. One of the passengers, 34-year-old Cherie Marie Swanson, was suffering from traumatic injuries and was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment. Her injuries are life-threatening.

The other passenger, Swanson's fiancÚ, was treated at the scene.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to conduct an investigation into the crash. Preliminary information indicates that the driver was traveling southbound on 92nd Avenue at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into several parked cars before coming to a stop.

Based on information learned during the investigation, 29-year-old Nicholas Woods has been identified as a person-of-interest in this investigation as the driver who fled the scene of the crash. Anyone with information about Woods' whereabouts is asked to contact the Portland Police's Traffic Division at 503-823-2103.

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Drunk Driver Crashes into Building Early Sunday Morning -- Arrested for DUII, Other Charges (Photo) - 01/20/19

On Sunday January 20, 2019, at 2:15 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southeast Grand Avenue and Washington Street on the report that a driver in a red Porsche 911 crashed into a building and the driver was attempting to run away from the scene.

Officers arrived in the area and, aided by information from witnesses, located and arrested the driver in the area. During the investigation, officers determined that the driver was impaired by alcohol.

30-year-old Vasiliy Kutsar was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), Reckless Driving, Recklessly Endangering Another Person (three counts), and Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run).

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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UPDATE - Suspect Arrested in Connection with the 2009 Homicide of Nancy Bergeson (Photo) - 01/19/19

The family of Nancy Bergeson is asking for privacy at this time but has provided the following statement:

"Even though it has been 9 years, Nancy continues to have a tremendous presence and positive influence in the lives of many people. Her friends and family appreciate the tenacious work of law enforcement; for the first time in many years, we carry a hope that there will be answers and justice."

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Friday January 18, 2019, Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives arrested 28-year-old Christopher Alexander Williamson in connection with the 2009 homicide of a prominent Portland defense attorney, 57-year-old Nancy Bergeson.

This investigation started on November 24, 2009 at approximately 3:00 p.m., when Ms. Bergeson was found deceased in her home at 4146 Southwest Hamilton Street.

An autopsy performed by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office revealed that Ms. Bergeson died of homicidal violence.

At the time, there was no suspect information and very few clues as to what circumstances led to Ms. Bergeson's death.

Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives worked tirelessly over the past nine years, investigating every lead. This investigative work, in collaboration with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, has led to today's arrest.

Williamson was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on one count of Murder and will be arraigned on Tuesday January 22, 2019, in Multnomah County Court.

This remains an ongoing investigation and no additional details will be released at this time.

In memory of Nancy Bergeson, the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (OCDLA) created the Nancy Bergeson Ardent Advocate Lecture Series. In creating the lecture series, the OCDLA stated, "Nancy Bergeson was a career-long public defender whose legal acumen was matched only by her uncanny ability to empathize with her clients. She articulated her client's position to a jury or judge as if it was Nancy, herself, on trial for her life." For more information about this lecture series, please visit https://www.ocdla.org

Interested media should contact the Portland Police Bureau Public Information Officer (PIO) for media availability and referral to family and friends of Ms. Bergeson.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detail at 503-823-0479.

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UPDATE #2 - Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland - One Person Deceased - 01/18/19

The person killed on Thursday evening has been identified as 62-year-old George Michael Atkeson. The person injured in the shooting has been identified as 63-year-old Darlene Marie Kelley. She is continuing to receive treatment at a Portland hospital for traumatic injuries.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

Homicide detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances of a Thursday night shooting that left one person dead and one person injured in Northeast Portland.

The person detained by police at the scene, 64-year-old Reza Chehrazi Mardani, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail early this morning on charges of Attempted Aggravated Murder, Murder, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. He will be arraigned next week in Multnomah County Court.

The deceased has tentatively been identified as a 62-year-old male. The person injured has been identified as a 63-year-old female. She remains in serious condition at a Portland hospital. The female victim's dog was also shot and killed during this incident.

Investigators believe that all parties were associated to the residence and property where the shooting occurred on Thursday afternoon.

The names of the victims will be released later today.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Thursday January 17, 2019, at 4:34 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire at a residence in the 5300 block of Northeast 74th Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and located one person deceased and one person injured. The injured person was transported by medical personnel to a Portland hospital for treatment to traumatic injuries.

One person has been detained as a part of this investigation.

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

Homicide detectives are responding to the scene to begin a death investigation. Neighborhood traffic may be affected due to this active crime scene and investigation.

Interested media should stage at Northeast 72nd Avenue and Alberta Street. The Homicide Detail Lieutenant will be at the scene to brief media, when available.

No additional information is available at this time.

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UPDATE #2: Deceased Subject and Arrested Subject Identified from Shooting Incident at Dream On Saloon (Photos Attached) (Photo) - 01/16/19

The deceased man who died at the hospital following an incident in the Dream On Saloon parking lot on January 15th, 2019, has been identified as 42-year-old Eugene Pharr, Jr. (Photo attached)

Based on information learned during the autopsy, a member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determined Eugene Pharr, Jr., died from homicidal violence as a result of a gunshot wound.

One of the involved males in the incident, Henry L. McCollum, born 12/31/76, was arrested at the scene and has been charged with Robbery I, Robbery II, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. He has been lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center. (Photo attached).

The security guard surrendered his firearm and has cooperated with investigators. The security guard's firearm was seized as evidence. Detectives with the Homicide Detail continue this investigation. At the conclusion of the investigation, all information gathered by Homicide Detail detectives will be provided to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review and consideration.

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UPDATE: Shooting Investigation Continues-Subject Transported to Hospital Pronounced Dead
The man taken to an area hospital following a shooting incident at the Dream On Saloon has been pronounced dead. The Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Detail is partnering with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office and the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office to investigate this incident. After the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office has conducted their investigation and notified next of kin, more details about the identity of the involved person will be released. This is an active investigation. If anyone has information about this incident, they are encouraged to contact Detective Todd Gradwahl at (5503) 823-0991 or Detective Brad Clifton at (503) 823-0696.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###
On Tuesday, January 15th, 2019, at 2:33 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a disturbance and shooting at the Dream On Saloon, located at 15920 Southeast Stark Street.

As officers responded to the area, a caller to 9-1-1 reported that an adult male had been shot by a private security guard at the location. Additional information was provided that two adult males had approached the security guard in the parking lot and a disturbance ensued. The security guard shot one of the males, then both males ran off to the South.

Officers arrived and located the injured subject nearby and provided emergency first aid. Emergency medical personnel arrived, provided the injured subject medical aid and transported him to an area hospital by ambulance with what were believed to be serious injuries. The second involved male was arrested. The security guard is cooperating with police. All of the people believed to be involved in the incident have been contacted by police. There is no identified risk to the public.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau's Detective and Forensic Evidence Divisions responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact Detective John Russell at 503-823-8086.

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Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 01/16/19

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).

2nd Universal Review- 1/15/19 -- 2/14/19
* Directive 630.61, Stolen Vehicles

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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PPB Sunshine Division Extends Food Assistance to Federal Employees During Government Shutdown (Photo) - 01/16/19

****This release is being sent on behalf of the Portland Police Sunshine Division****

Sunshine Division:
Contact: Kyle Camberg
503.577.6852
kyle@sunshinedivision.org

Labor Community Services Agency, Inc.
Contact: Eryn Byram
503. 915.0083
director@lcsaportland.org

Sunshine Division will extend service qualifiers to include federal employees while on furlough by providing food box assistance in partnership with Labor Community Services Agency, Inc., NW Oregon Central Labor Council and Oregon AFL-CIO.

On Thursday, January 17th at 10:30a.m. -- 12:00p.m., union volunteers will pack 100 food boxes at Sunshine Division's 687 N. Thompson warehouse to be distributed to federal employees needing assistance while unpaid during the government shutdown.

"Last week we were contacted by the Combined Federal Campaign to make a statement regarding our support of federal employees in this unusual situation. Today, we were contacted by Labor's Community Service Agency, Inc. asking for immediate food box support for them to distribute to federal employees needing assistance," said Kyle Camberg, Sunshine Division's Executive Director. "We're here for emergency support and for federal employees, this is an emergency."

"Organized Labor is proud to partner with Sunshine Division to help serve working families impacted by this devastating government shutdown. With such large numbers involved, and the dire nature of the situation, we must all work together to ensure there is food on the table tonight. Today, office workers, school employees, longshoremen, steel workers, and iron workers roll up their sleeves to provide solidarity to our federal brothers and sisters." says Eryn Byram, Executive Director for Labor Community Services Agency, Inc.

Federal employees living in Portland may visit either of Sunshine Division's two locations (12436 SE Stark Street or 687 N Thompson Street, Portland) for direct food or clothing assistance at their pantries and clothing rooms during the shutdown. To access services or find out how to support Sunshine Division, go to: www.sunshinedivision.org

About the Sunshine Division:
Sunshine Division offers free food assistance six days a week at their N. Portland warehouse, four 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 in an on-site clothing room 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.

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Faith Leaders and Law Enforcement Officials Collaborate to Enhance Police-Community Relations at the Portland Launch of the OneCOP National Initiative - 01/15/19

MEDIA ADVISORY
CONTACT: PPBPIO@portlandoregon.gov if you plan to attend


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Faith Leaders and Law Enforcement Officials Collaborate to Enhance Police-Community Relations at the Portland Launch of the OneCOP National Initiative

*** Prominent Portland Clergy To Get Dramatic Glimpse of "Life
Behind the Badge" During Police Training Exercises ***

WHAT: At 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, a group of prominent Portland-area and national faith leaders and law enforcement officials will gather in Portland, Oregon for a two-day event that will serve as the Portland launch of the new, nationwide One Congregation One Precinct (OneCOP) initiative. OneCOP connects local law enforcement with local faith institutions to prepare them to serve as liaisons between the community and the police. The goal is to improve police-community relations, to make communities safer, and to utilize congregations as places of mass gathering to build mutual respect, combat bias, and alleviate tensions surrounding police-involved incidents.

Faith leaders "will step into the shoes of police officers" by participating in private interactive training exercises such as diffusion of active shooter scenarios, shoot/don't-shoot video simulations, and ride-alongs to better understand the role police officers play in the community. The faith leaders will also engage in discussions with the police officers that serve their communities to build trust and develop crime fighting, prevention, and solving activities that meet the specific needs and demographics of each area.


WHEN: 10:00 a.m. -- 3:00 p.m. ~ Wednesday, January 16, 2019

WHAT: Faith Leader-Police Training Demonstration

WHERE: Portland Police Training Facility, 14912 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97230

* Media crews are welcome to conduct interviews about the event at 2:45. If interested, email the PIO at PPBPIO@portlandoregon.gov to coordinate.

WHEN: 12:00 Noon -- Thursday January 17, 2019

WHAT: One Congregation One Precinct (OneCOP) Portland Launch Luncheon

WHERE: Columbia Conf. Center @ Holiday Inn Airport, 8439 NE Columbia Boulevard, Portland, OR 97220

At 12:00 until 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 17th, OneCOP will host an invitation-only luncheon sponsored by Motorola Solutions and AT&T that will celebrate the launch of the trailblazing program and feature leading voices in the law enforcement and faith communities. Last month, Portland, Gresham and Multnomah County law enforcement leaders sent personal letters of invitation to all of the senior/head faith leaders who preside over houses of worship.

* Media crews are welcome to observe or conduct interviews at the event. If interested, email the PIO at PPBPIO@portlandoregon.gov to coordinate.


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Update: Major Crash Team Investigation; All Lanes Are Open - 01/15/19

The investigation continues into today's traffic crash. Preliminary information suggests an adult male jumped from the Burnside Bridge onto the I-84 westbound ramp to southbound I-5. The man fell on a passing truck. The driver of the truck remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. The driver of the truck was not issued any citations regarding this incident.

All lanes of the freeway are now open.

The Major Crash Team is working with the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office during this investigation.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable.

The Portland Police Bureau created a video in 2013 titled, "What if You Could Turn Back the Clock on Suicide?" It is available for viewing at https://youtu.be/_1uz3cs-HdA

The Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center is available 24 hours a day at 503-988-4888.

If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please visit Cascadia or call 503-963-2575. Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has an urgent walk-in clinic, open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., 7 days a week. Payment is not necessary.

Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Information about the Portland Police Bureau's Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) and additional resources can be found by visiting http://portlandoregon.gov/police/bhu

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On Tuesday, January 15, 2019, around 9:08 a.m., Central and North Precinct officers responded to the report that a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on the ramp from westbound I-84 to southbound I-5 at the Burnside Bridge.

When officers and medical arrived at the scene, they located a person who was already deceased. An investigation is now underway. The I-84 westbound ramp to southbound I-5 is closed during this investigation.

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Child Falsely Reported Missing; Caller Arrested (Photo) - 01/15/19

On Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at approximately 6:30 am, Central Precinct Officers responded to a 9-1-1 caller reporting his 10-month-old son was missing. Numerous Officers responded to search the downtown area where the caller reported he last saw his son. The caller was not helpful with the details and whereabouts of his son due to his intoxication level. The Officers' investigation determined the child was home safe in Gresham with a proper guardian; the Gresham Police Department confirmed the child's proper welfare.

The 9-1-1 caller, Anthony D Bibeau, who was confirmed to be the child's father, was arrested for initiating a police false report and lodged into the Multnomah County Jail.

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UPDATE: Shooting Investigation Continues-Subject Transported to Hospital Pronounced Deceased - 01/15/19

The man taken to an area hospital following a shooting incident at the Dream On Saloon has been pronounced deceased. The Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Detail is partnering with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office and the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office to investigate this incident. After the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office has conducted their investigation and notified next of kin, more details about the identity of the involved person will be released. This is an active investigation. If anyone has information about this incident, they are encouraged to contact Detective Todd Gradwahl at (5503) 823-0991 or Detective Brad Clifton at (503) 823-0696.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###
On Tuesday, January 15th, 2019, at 2:33 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a disturbance and shooting at the Dream On Saloon, located at 15920 Southeast Stark Street.

As officers responded to the area, a caller to 9-1-1 reported that an adult male had been shot by a private security guard at the location. Additional information was provided that two adult males had approached the security guard in the parking lot and a disturbance ensued. The security guard shot one of the males, then both males ran off to the South.

Officers arrived and located the injured subject nearby and provided emergency first aid. Emergency medical personnel arrived, provided the injured subject medical aid and transported him to an area hospital by ambulance with what were believed to be serious injuries. The second involved male was arrested. The security guard is cooperating with police. All of the people believed to be involved in the incident have been contacted by police. There is no identified risk to the public.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau's Detective and Forensic Evidence Divisions responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact Detective John Russell at 503-823-8086.

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PPB Investigating Shooting Involving Armed Security Guard in East Portland-One Subject Injured and Transported to Area Hospital - 01/15/19

On Tuesday, January 15th, 2019, at 2:33 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a disturbance and shooting at the Dream On Saloon, located at 15920 Southeast Stark Street.

As officers responded to the area, a caller to 9-1-1 reported that an adult male had been shot by a private security guard at the location. Additional information was provided that two adult males had approached the security guard in the parking lot and a disturbance ensued. The security guard shot one of the males, then both males ran off to the South.

Officers arrived and located the injured subject nearby and provided emergency first aid. Emergency medical personnel arrived, provided the injured subject medical aid and transported him to an area hospital by ambulance with what were believed to be serious injuries. The second involved male was arrested. The security guard is cooperating with police. All of the people believed to be involved in the incident have been contacted by police. There is no identified risk to the public.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau's Detective and Forensic Evidence Divisions responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact Detective John Russell at 503-823-8086.

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Shooting Investigation In Portland's Sullivan's Gulch Neighborhood --Subject Transported to Hospital Expected to Recover - 01/13/19

On Sunday, January 13th, 2019, at 12:41 a.m., officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's North Precinct responded to the Marriott Residence Inn, at 1710 Northeast Multnomah Street, on the report of a shooting. Multiple community members reported hearing multiple gunshots in the area. A community member also reported being injured by gunfire.

Officers arrived in the area and located the subject who was injured, an adult male. The officers provided emergency medical care and the male was transported by emergency medical personnel to an area hospital. The injured male was reported to have non-life threatening injuries. Officers did not locate any suspects or vehicles believed to be involved in this investigation. As officers continued the investigation, they canvassed the area and located evidence of gunfire. There have been no reports of property damage as a result of this shooting.

Based on information learned in the investigation at this time, there is not believed to be an immediate danger to the community in relation to this shooting.

Members with the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gun Violence Response 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 Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operations Division's Gun Violence Response Team (GVRT) at 503-823-4106.

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/

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

Information about this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter 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.

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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Neighbor Dispute Leads to PPB Assault Investigation-One Subject Transported to Area Hospital - 01/11/19

On Friday, January 11th, 2019, at 4:27 p.m., Portland Police Officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to the 0000 Block of NW 16th Avenue on a report of an assault. When officers arrived, they determined one of the involved subjects, an adult male, needed emergency medical care. This subject was transported to an area hospital after emergency medical care was provided at the scene. The subject is receiving medical treatment at an area hospital with what are believed to be serious, but non-life threatening injuries. No weapons were involved in this incident.

The other involved adult male is cooperating with investigators. This is an on-going investigation and no arrests have been made at this time. There is no identified risk to the public.

Community members with information about this incident should contact Detective Tony Harris of the Portland Police Bureau's Detective Division Assault Detail at (503) 823-0768.

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Shooting Investigation In Portland's Portsmouth Neighborhood -No Known Injuries - 01/11/19

On Friday, January 11th, 2019, at 4:11 p.m., officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's North Precinct responded to the area of Trenton Park, located in the 8900 block of North Endicott Avenue, on the report of a shooting. Multiple community members reported hearing shots fired and people leaving the area of the park. A community member also reported seeing an injured subject leaving in a vehicle.

Officers arrived in the area and searched for suspects, the reportedly involved vehicles and anyone injured by the gunfire. Officers did not locate any suspects, vehicles or injured people believed to be involved in this investigation. As officers continued the investigation, they canvassed the area and located evidence of gunfire and a firearm. There have been no reports of property damage as a result of this shooting.

Based on information learned in the investigation at this time, there is not believed to be an immediate danger to the community in relation to this shooting.

No one believed to have suffered injuries as a result of this shooting has arrived at area hospitals.

Members with the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gun Violence Response 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 Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operations Division's Gun Violence Response Team (GVRT) at 503-823-4106.

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/

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

Information about this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter 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.

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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PPB Arrests Suspect Who Damaged Window with Axe at Portland Fire Station- No Injuries, Weapons Seized (Photo) - 01/10/19

On Thursday, January 10, 2019, at 2:25 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to Portland Fire Station 19, located at 7301 East Burnside Street, on the report of a subject breaking windows with an axe. Officers obtained a description of the suspect. When officers arrived at the fire station, they saw an adult male pacing in front of the location with something in his hands. A community member reported the man was armed with a knife and a hatchet. The male ran from the officers, but gave up and was safely taken into custody. A knife and an axe were seized as evidence. (See attached photograph

There was one window damaged at the fire station, but no one was injured during this incident. Preliminary information suggests the involved male may have been under the influence of an unknown substance.

The male involved was identified as 30-year-old Joseph Coffin. Coffin was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail for Criminal Mischief 2.

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Traffic #Alert: PPB Major Crash Team Investigation Underway 16700 Block of Southeast Powell Boulevard - One Person Seriously Injured - 01/09/19

On Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at 6:57 p.m., an East Precinct officer witnessed a sedan crash into a pedestrian who was crossing the road in the 16700 Block of Southeast Powell Boulevard. The officer immediately requested for medical to respond for the injured pedestrian. The pedestrian, an adult male, was provided emergency medical care and was transported to an area hospital with what were believed to be serious life-threatening injuries.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to lead this investigation because of the severity of the perceived injuries suffered by the man during the crash. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division also responded to assist with this Major Crash Team investigation. As the investigation progressed, the pedestrian's condition was reported to be serious, but not life-threatening by medical personnel.

The driver of the vehicle has remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators. At this time in the investigation there have been no arrests or citations.

During this traffic crash investigation, Southeast Powell Boulevard will be closed between Southeast 162nd Avenue and Southeast 170th Avenue. Traffic will likely be impacted for the next four to six hours in this area of Southeast Powell Boulevard. Oregon Department of Transportation responders are assisting with the road closures.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division at 503-823-2103.

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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UPDATE #4: Investigation Continues in Sunday Afternoon Officer Involved Shooting (Photo) - 01/08/19

The Portland Police Bureau, East County Major Crimes Team, Multnomah County District Attorney's Office and City of Portland's Independent Police Review continue to investigate the officer-involved shooting that occurred on Sunday, January 6, 2019, at a residence in the 9600 block of Southeast Market Street.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office has identified the deceased suspect as 36-year-old Andre C. Gladen. Gladen died of injuries suffered as a result of gunshot injuries. Toxicology results are pending.

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

Following the Multnomah County District Attorney's investigation and court proceedings, additional information will be released as appropriate.

As part of the use of force review process, the Bureau will conduct an internal review of the entire incident and the case will go before the Police Review Board (PRB), which is comprised of community members, Bureau members and representatives from the Independent Police Review.
Once the entire investigation and legal process is complete, the investigative files and any grand jury transcripts will be posted on the Bureau's Open Data page and can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/52175

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762 or Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319 or Mark.Slater@portlandoregon.gov

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The Portland Police Bureau, East County Major Crimes Team, Multnomah County District Attorney's Office and City of Portland's Independent Police Review continue to investigate the officer-involved shooting that occurred on Sunday, January 6, 2019, at a residence in the 9600 block of Southeast Market Street.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office performed an autopsy on the deceased this morning. The deceased's name and cause of death will be provided once his next of kin are notified.

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

The involved Portland Police Bureau Officer has been identified as Officer Consider Vosu, a one year and eleven month veteran of the Police Bureau. The officer has been scheduled for an administrative interview with Portland Police Bureau Internal Affairs Division investigators within 48 hours of the shooting. Per Bureau policy and in accordance with case law, the information gathered during the Internal Affairs interview will not be disclosed to Homicide Detail Detectives or the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office. Information regarding the Internal Affairs Interview may be provided after the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office's investigation and court proceedings have concluded.

Investigators have learned that the suspect, a 36-year-old man, arrived at a residence in the 9600 block of Southeast Market Street on Sunday afternoon. A resident at the location called 911 and reported that a subject was outside of the caller's home and would not leave the property even after the resident directed the subject to leave.

An officer arrived at the location and located the suspect, who entered the residence reportedly without permission. The officer, the resident and the suspect were inside the residence when the shooting occurred. Based on witness statements and physical evidence, detectives believe the officer deployed his Taser. Detectives believe the Taser was not effective and the officer then fired his duty firearm, striking the suspect.

Immediately after the suspect was injured, the officer requested emergency medical responders to the location. Responding cover officers provided the suspect with emergency medical first aid until medical personnel arrived on scene and transported him to a Portland hospital by ambulance, where he was pronounced deceased.

During the investigation, a knife was located inside the home and seized as evidence. (A photograph of the knife is provided with this press release.)

Following the Multnomah County District Attorney's investigation and court proceedings, additional information will be released as appropriate.

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

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

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762 or Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319 or Mark.Slater@portlandoregon.gov

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The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail, Training and Professional Standards Divisions, as well as the East County Major Crimes Team, City of Portland's Independent Police Review, Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, and the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office continue to investigate this afternoon's incident that resulted in an officer-involved shooting.

Preliminary information indicates that this incident started at 2:03 p.m., on Sunday, January 6, 2019, when East Precinct officers responded to the report that a person arrived at a residence in the 9600 block of Southeast Market Street and refused to leave the property.

At some point after the officer arrived at the residence, the officer contacted the suspect. Shortly after contacting the suspect, the officer broadcast that he had fired his duty firearm. The officer requested emergency medical personnel respond to the scene. Officers provided emergency medical first aid prior to emergency medical personnel arriving. When emergency medical personnel arrived, they continued to provide the suspect emergency medical aid and transported him by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment. Once at the hospital medical personnel determined the suspect was deceased.

The identity of the deceased suspect, an adult male, will be provided after a member with the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office has completed an autopsy investigation and next of kin notified.

"As with all officer-involved shootings, we are committed to a full investigation," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "A loss of life impacts us all and I know we all immediately search for answers. I ask for patience as we continue our investigative process and then release information as soon as it is appropriate."

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

The Bureau may release additional information as appropriate. The involved officer is scheduled to be interviewed by Portland Police Bureau Internal Affairs Division Investigators within 48 hours.

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

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

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

No additional updates are expected to be released this evening.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact contact Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detail Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762 or Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319 or Mark.Slater@portlandoregon.gov

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The Portland Police Bureau is in the preliminary stages of an officer-involved shooting investigation in the area of the 9600 block of Southeast Market Street.

No additional details are available at this time.

The Public Information Officer will be responding to the scene and interested media should stage in the parking lot of the Portland Adventist Academy, located at 1500 Southeast 96th Avenue.

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Attached Media Files: Knife , Andre C Gladen
Andrew J Hernandez
Andrew J Hernandez
UPDATE #2: Suspect Taken Into Custody by SERT Members (Photo) - 01/08/19

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) have located the suspect that fled from Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Deputies. The shelter-in-place Community Emergency Notification System message has been removed. Roadways in the area of the neighborhood search will be reopened shortly.

Hernandez was located by members of the Special Emergency Reaction Team in the basement of a residence in the 8100 block of Southeast Glenwood Street. Preliminary information suggests Hernandez unlawfully entered the basement and was hiding when members of the Special Emergency Reaction Team located him and took him into custody without incident on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at 12:45 a.m.

Members with the Portland Police Bureau Family Services Division's Domestic Violence Reduction Unit are responding to assume this investigation. The suspect is expected to be lodged at the Multnomah County Jail later this morning. Hernandez's charges will be available on the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office website. Members of the Domestic Violence Reduction Unit will coordinate with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office regarding their investigation into Hernandez.

Anyone with information about Hernandez should contact the Portland Police Bureau Family Services Division's Domestic Violence Reduction Unit at 503-823-0090.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) continue to search for a suspect in the area of Southeast 80th Avenue and Southeast Duke Street.

During this neighborhood search a Community Emergency Notification System (CENS) message was sent to people living in the area of Southeast 80th Avenue to Southeast 82nd Avenue from Southeast Duke Street to Southeast Cooper Street. The Community Emergency Notification System instructed people to shelter in place and call 9-1-1 if they observe any suspicious persons in the neighborhood. Members of the public are asked to stay out of the area during this neighborhood search.

This investigation began on Monday, January 7, 2019, at 9:34 p.m., when Clackamas County Sheriff's Deputies requested assistance from Portland Police Bureau East Precinct officers. Clackamas County Sheriff's Deputies broadcast that they were in pursuit of a wanted suspect driving a dark grey 2013 Toyota Tacoma.

As Clackamas County Sheriff's Deputies pursued the suspect, the suspect entered the City of Portland. The suspect crashed into an occupied vehicle near Southeast 78th Avenue and Southeast Duke Street. Shortly after the crash, the suspect exited the vehicle and ran into the neighborhood. There were no reports of any injuries as a result of this crash. A fence at Woodmere Elementary School, located at 7900 Southeast Duke Street, was damaged as a result of the crash.

Deputies and officers established a perimeter around the area where the suspect was last seen.

During the Clackamas County Sheriff Office's investigation prior to the pursuit, deputies learned the suspect was possibly armed and had made statements to harm law enforcement. Because the suspect was reportedly armed with a firearm and had made threats to harm officers, members of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) were requested to respond and perform a neighborhood search for the suspect.

The suspect has been identified as 32-year-old Andrew J. Hernandez. Hernandez is described as a Hispanic male, 5'8" tall, 200 pounds, last seeing wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, and reportedly armed with a firearm. Hernandez is a suspect in multiple Portland Police Bureau investigations, as well as Clackamas County Sheriff's Office investigations. Hernandez has an Oregon State Parole Board warrant for a previous conviction of Burglary in the First Degree.

Anyone who sees Hernandez should not approach him, instead call 9-1-1. People with non-emergent information about Hernandez should contact 503-823-3333.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to the area near Southeast 80th Avenue and Southeast Duke Street to assist East Precinct officers and Clackamas County Sheriff's Deputies with a search for an armed suspect.

Currently officers have closed roadways between Southeast 80th Avenue to Southeast 82nd Avenue and Southeast Duke Street to Southeast Cooper Street. These roadways are currently closed to all traffic, including pedestrians.

Interested media should stage at Southeast 82nd Avenue and Southeast Flavel Street. The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene and will provide updates when they become available.

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Attached Media Files: Andrew J Hernandez
UPDATE: Deceased Person Identified in Saturday Afternoon Fatal Traffic Crash on NE Airport Wy - 01/07/19

The pedestrian who died after being struck by a vehicle near Northeast Airport Way and Northeast Mason Street has been identified as 34-year-old Rachelle D. Cox, of Portland.

Preliminary information suggests Cox was walking on a sidewalk next to Northeast Airport Way when the driver of a Subaru Legacy left the roadway and struck Cox. Officers located the driver of the Subaru. The Subaru was seized as evidence.

Members of the Major Crash Team continue to investigate this fatal traffic crash in cooperation with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office and Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office. Once members of the Major Crash Team have completed the investigation, the case will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for consideration.


Anyone with information regarding this fatal traffic crash investigation should contact Traffic Investigation Unit Officer Phillip Maynard at 503-823-2216 or Phillip.Maynard@portlandoregon.gov

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On Saturday, January 5, 2019, at 2:55 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Northeast Airport Way near Northeast Mason Street on the report that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle.

Officers and emergency medical responders arrived on scene and found an injured pedestrian lying on the ground. Emergency medical personnel determined the pedestrian was deceased.

A caller to 9-1-1 provided an emergency call-taker information about the vehicle believed to be involved in this crash. Officers responded to the location provided by the caller and located the vehicle and driver near Northeast Airport Way and Northeast Riverside Parkway.

Members with the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team are responding to lead this investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to assist with this Major Crash Team investigation.

During this traffic crash investigation, Northeast Airport Way will be closed between Northeast Mason Street and Northeast Riverside Parkway. The closure will likely be in effect for the next four to six hours.

It is early in this fatal traffic crash investigation, at this time there is no additional information to provide regarding the crash. More information will be provided as more is learned about this fatal traffic crash investigation.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division at 503-823-2103.

This is the second fatal traffic crash investigated by the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team in the City of Portland in 2019.

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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UPDATE #2: Deceased Person Identified in Friday Morning Fatal Traffic Crash in Downtown Portland - 01/07/19

The pedestrian who died at a Portland hospital after being struck by a vehicle on Friday, January 4, 2019, near Southwest Salmon Street and Southwest Park Avenue has been identified as 78-year-old Lowell W. Gibson, of Portland.

Preliminary information suggests that Gibson was crossing Southwest Park Avenue and using a crosswalk when the driver of a Chevrolet Traverse drove his vehicle in reverse and struck Gibson. The driver of the Traverse remained at the scene and was contacted by officers and members of the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division's Major Crash Team. The Chevrolet Traverse was seized as evidence.

Members of the Major Crash Team continue to investigate this fatal traffic crash in cooperation with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office and Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office. Once members of the Major Crash Team have completed the investigation, the case will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for consideration.

Anyone with information regarding this fatal traffic crash investigation should contact Traffic Investigation Unit Officer Phillip Maynard at 503-823-2216 or Phillip.Maynard@portlandoregon.gov

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The pedestrian struck by a vehicle this morning at Southwest Salmon Street and Southwest Park Avenue has died at an area hospital.

The Major Crash Team continues to investigate this crash and road closures remain in effect in this area of Downtown Portland.

This is the first traffic crash fatality investigated by the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team in 2019.

The identity of the deceased will be provided after a member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office identifies the deceased and the deceased's next of kin have been notified.

There is no additional information to provide at this time regarding this investigation.

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On Friday, January 4, 2019, at 7:06 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the intersection of Southwest Salmon Street and Southwest Park Avenue on the report that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle.

Officers and emergency medical responders arrived on scene and found an injured adult male lying on the roadway. The man was provided emergency medical aid and transported to an area hospital by ambulance for treatment of what are believed to be serious-life-threatening injuries.

Members with the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to lead this investigation because of the severity of the injuries suffered by the man during the crash. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to assist with this Major Crash Team investigation.

Based on preliminary information, investigators believe the pedestrian was crossing Southwest Salmon Street in an unmarked crosswalk when he was struck by a vehicle that was traveling on Southwest Salmon Street.

The driver of the vehicle has remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators. At this time in the investigation there have been no arrests or citations.

During this traffic crash investigation, Southwest Salmon Street will be closed between Southwest 9th Avenue and Southwest Broadway; Southwest Park Avenue will be closed between Southwest Main Street and Southwest Taylor Street. Traffic will likely be impacted for the next four to six hours in this area of Downtown Portland.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division at 503-823-2103.

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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Christopher L Irving
Christopher L Irving
Suspect Arrested In Connection to October 11, 2018 Shooting (Photo) - 01/07/19

On Friday, January 4, 2019, members of the United States Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force located and took 24-year-old Christopher A. Jacobo into custody. Jacobo was located in a residence in the 13000 block of Southeast Ramona Street.

This investigation began on Thursday, October 11, 2018, at 9:00 a.m., when North Precinct officers responded to the Rodeway Inn Hayden Island, located at 1401 North Hayden Island Drive, on the report a person had been shot.

Officers arrived and located an adult male in the northeast parking lot of the Roadway Inn Hayden Island property suffering from what was believed to be a gunshot injury. The victim was transported to a Portland hospital by ambulance for treatment of what were believed to be serious life-threatening injuries. The victim survived his injuries.

Detectives believe Jacobo was involved in this incident based on information gathered during the investigation.

Members of the United States Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force also located and arrested 35-year-old Christopher L. Irvin in connection with this investigation. Irvin was arrested on Thursday, November 1, 2018..

Jacobo and Irvin are lodged at the Multnomah County Jail. Jacobo was lodged Friday, January 4, 2019, on charges of Robbery in the First Degree, Attempt Aggravated Murder, Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and a Parole Violation warrant for a previous conviction of Burglary in the First Degree. Irvin was lodged Thursday, November 1, 2018, on charges of Robbery in the First Degree (two counts), Unlawful Possession of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, and a Parole Violation warrant for a previous conviction of Burglary.

Jacobo will be arraigned in Multnomah County Court on Monday, January 7, 2019.

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Shooting Investigation Underway on SE Powell Blvd -- No Known Injuries - 01/05/19

On Saturday, January 5, 2019, at 3:41 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to Chuck E. Cheese, located at 9120 Southeast Powell Boulevard, on the report of a shooting.

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

As officers continued the investigation, they canvassed the area located evidence of gunfire in the parking lot located on the west side of the Chuck E. Cheese. Officers also located an unoccupied vehicle parked on the west side of the Chuck E. Cheese 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 Response 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 Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operations Division Gun Violence Response Team (GVRT) at 503-823-4106.

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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Alma Jean Lafave
Alma Jean Lafave
UPDATE: Missing 78-Year-Old Woman Found Safe (Photo) - 01/05/19

Alma Jean Lafave has been found safe and reunited with her family. Lafave is no longer a missing person.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Detail is asking for the public's help to locate a 78-year-old woman, last seen early Friday morning.

78-year-old Alma Jean Lafave is described as a white female, 5'6" tall, 130 pounds. Lafave is believed to be wearing a white puffy jacket.

Lafave reportedly left her residence in the 5600 block of North Greeley Avenue sometime on Friday, January 4, 2019. Lafave did not return home, which is uncharacteristic.

Lafave has been diagnosed with dementia and is prone to confusion.

Anyone seeing Lafave is asked to call 9-1-1 so that officers may check her welfare. Anyone with non-emergency information about Lafave should contact Detective Heidi Helwig at 503-823-0797, Heidi.Helwig@portlandoregon.gov.

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Attached Media Files: Alma Jean Lafave
Shooting Investigation Underway on NE MLK Jr. Blvd - No Known Injuries - 01/04/19

On Friday, January 4, 2019, at 5:06 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the Taco Bell, located at 7415 Northeast Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, regarding multiple reports of people hearing gunfire.

Officers arrived at the Taco Bell and searched for suspects and any victims injured by the reported gunfire. Officers did not locate any suspects or people with injuries.

As officers continued the investigation, they contacted multiple witnesses, as well as, canvassed the area. Officers located evidence of gunfire on Northeast Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard south of North Lombard Street.

There have been no reports of anyone arriving at any Portland hospital suffering injuries as a result of this shooting.

At this time in the investigation, investigators do not believe there was a danger posed to the public in relation to the incident.

Traffic may be impacted in the area of shooting as the investigation continues.

This investigation is in its early stages and there is no additional to provide the public at this time.

Members with the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gun Violence Response 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 Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operations Division Gun Violence Response Team (GVRT) at 503-823-4106.

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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Knife
Knife
UPDATE #2: Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Continues (Photo) - 01/03/19

The Portland Police Bureau continues to investigate a domestic violence incident and officer involved shooting that occurred during the evening of Wednesday, January 2, 2019. The involved member has been identified as Officer Onest Robert, a six-year-veteran of the Bureau. The officer will remain on paid administrative leave, per Bureau policy, until the completion of the Bureau and Multnomah County District Attorney's Office investigation.

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

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The suspect arrested during a domestic violence disturbance that resulted in an officer-involved shooting on Thursday, January 2, 2019, has been lodged in the Multnomah County Jail. The suspect, 34-year-old Anita M. Ruiz, was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Menacing and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Members with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail, Professional Standards Division and Training Division, along with members of the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office and City of Portland's Independent Police Review Board continue this officer-involved shooting investigation.

Based on information gathered at this time in the investigation, detectives believe shortly after officers responded to a domestic disturbance at an apartment in the Stacy Lee Apartments, located at 141 Northeast 147th Avenue, they contacted several people involved in the disturbance. As officers contacted those involved, Ruiz retrieved a knife and charged at officers. As Ruiz advanced toward the officers with the knife in her hand, an officer fired one round from his duty weapon. Ruiz was not injured and was taken into custody without further incident. There were no reports of any other people being injured as a result of this incident.

During the investigation, detectives located and seized the knife believed to be possessed by Ruiz as she charged at officers. (Photograph included in this release).

"Domestic violence calls can be the most volatile and complex calls to which officers will respond," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "I'm thankful there were no injuries or loss of life during this incident. The Police Bureau will conduct a thorough investigation and will share additional information when appropriate."

Pursuant to policy, members with the Portland Police Bureau's Internal Affairs Division have scheduled an administrative interview with the involved officer within 48 hours of Wednesday's incident. The Bureau plans to release the involved Bureau member's name within 24 hours of the incident per Bureau policy.

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

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detail Detective William Winters at 503-823-0466 or William.Winters@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033 or Anthony.Merrill@portlandoregon.gov

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On Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at 11:22 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence at the Stacy Lee Apartments, located at 141 Northeast 147th Avenue, on the report of a domestic disturbance.

When officers arrived at the location they contacted people believed to be involved in the disturbance. As officers contacted several people believed to be involved in the disturbance, a responding officer fired his service firearm.

There were no reports of any injuries as a result of this incident or the officer firing his service firearm. The suspect involved in the domestic disturbance has been taken into custody.

Portland Police Homicide Detectives and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office are continuing this shooting investigation.

The investigation is in its early stages and additional information will be released as the investigation continues and more information is learned.

The identity of the suspect, an adult female, will be identified after which time she is lodged at the Multnomah County Jail. The involved Bureau member's name will be released per Bureau policy. The involved officer will remain on paid administrative leave until the completion of the Bureau and Multnomah County District Attorney Office's investigation.

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

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

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

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


Anyone with information about this investigation should contact contact Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detail Detective William Winters at 503-823-0466 or William.Winters@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033 or Anthony.Merrill@portlandoregon.gov

The Portland Police Bureau Public Information Officer has left the scene, but will be available for media after the start of business on Thursday, January 3, 2019.

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Attached Media Files: Knife , Anita M Ruiz
Shooting Investigation Late Wednesday Evening in Portland's Cathedrdal Park Neighborhood. No Known Injuries - 01/03/19

On Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019, at 11:47 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of North Mohawk Avenue and North Crawford Street after a community member called 9-1-1 and reported hearing gunfire twenty minutes prior.

When officers arrived in the area of the reported shooting they searched for suspects, injured victims and evidence of gunfire. Officers did not locate any suspects believed to be involved in this shooting, nor were any injured victims located. During a canvas of the area officers located evidence of gunfire in the intersection of the call. Officers contacted multiple area residents and learned the community members also heard gunfire, as well as a vehicle leaving the area.

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

At this time in the investigation there is no additional information to provide the public.

Members with the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gun Violence Response Team responded to assume the investigation. Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance footage of the shooting is asked to contact Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operations Division's Gun Violence Response Team (GVRT) at 503-823-4106.

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Two Suspects Arrested, Firearms and Illegal Narcotics Seized (Photo) - 01/03/19

On January 2, 2019, at 11:26 P.M., North Precinct officers attempted to stop a vehicle and its occupants for traffic violations in the area of the 5900 Block of NE Simpson Street. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop for the officer. A description of the vehicle was broadcast to responding North Precinct officers, as well as to the members of the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operations Division's Air Support Unit.

Members of the Air Support Unit responded to and flew over the last known location where officers on the ground had seen the vehicle. Air Support Unit members located the vehicle that matched the description that had fled from the officer earlier. The officers in the Air Support Unit airplane observed two of the vehicle's occupants exit the vehicle and attempt to hide. The location of the suspects was broadcast to the officers on the ground and the suspects were taken into custody.

As officers canvassed the area, they located and seized a firearm and suspected illegal narcotics. Based on the information gathered during the investigation, officers believe the firearm had been in the possession of both of the suspects. The suspects have been identified as 34--year-old Cody Charboneau and 33--year-old Wendy Ngirarois. Charboneau was charged with Attempting to Elude a Police Officer (While Driving Motor Vehicle), Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), and Oregon State Parole and Probation Warrants for Parole Violation and Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle. Ngirarois was charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) and a Parole and Probation Warrant. Both subjects were lodged at the Multnomah County jail.

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Attached Media Files: Firearm Pic , Ngirarois Pic , Charboneau Pic
UPDATE: Motorcycle Operator Dies From Injuries Suffered During Saturday Evening Crash - 01/02/19

The motorcycle operator injured during a crash that occurred on Saturday, December 29, 2018 on northbound Interstate 205 near Northeast Glisan Street died of his injuries on January 1, 2019, at a Portland hospital.

The deceased has been identified as 48-year-old Jimmie O. Luff of Tacoma, Washington.

This Major Crash Team investigation is on-going and at this time there have been no arrests or citations issued in relation to the investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this fatal traffic crash investigation should contact Traffic Investigation Unit Officer Phillip Maynard at 503-823-2216 or Phillip.Maynard@portlandoregon.gov

Luff's death was the 36th fatal traffic crash investigated by the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team in 2018.

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On Saturday, December 29, 2018, at 9:43 p.m.., East Precinct officers responded to northbound Interstate 205 at exit 22 just north of Northeast Glisan Street on the report of a crash involving a motorcyclist.

Officers and emergency medical responders arrived at the scene and located an adult male lying on the roadway. The man was suffering from serious injuries. The injured man was transported to an area hospital by ambulance for treatment of what were believed to be serious life-threatening injuries.

Based on information learned at this time in the investigation, officers believe the motorcyclist was traveling northbound on Interstate 205 when he rear-ended a vehicle. The motorcyclist fell off his bike and was hit by multiple vehicles.

During this traffic crash investigation northbound Interstate 205 will be closed north of Northeast Glisan Street. Motorists planning to use this portion of northbound 205 should use alternate routes during today's evening commute. This closure is projected to be in place for the next four hours.

Based on the injured man's condition, the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to lead the traffic crash investigation.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division at 503-823-2103.

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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Policy Manual
Policy Manual
Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input On Directives (Photo) - 01/02/19

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).

2nd Universal Review- 1/2/19 -- 2/1/19
* Directive 215.00 Member Performance Evaluations
* Directive 310.00 Professional Conduct and Courtesy
* Directive 310.20 Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Prohibited
* Directive 310.50 Truthfulness
* Directive 315.00 Laws, Rules, and Orders
* Directive 315.30 Satisfactory Performance
* Directive 344.05 Bias-Based Policing/Profiling Prohibited

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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Attached Media Files: Policy Manual
Benito Zurita
Benito Zurita
Suspect Arrested During Friday Evening Robbery and Theft Investigations (Photo) - 12/31/18

North Precinct officers arrested 32-year-old Benito Zurita on Friday, December 28, 2018, after community members contacted 9-1-1 to report a robbery at a Northeast Portland market, the theft of a purse from Northeast Portland apartment, and a suspicious person in a Northeast Portland neighborhood.

The investigation into Zurita started on Friday, December 28, 2018, at 7:19 p.m., when the owner of Knott Street Grocery, located at 2709 Northeast 7th Avenue, called 9-1-1 to report a man entered the store, stole several items from the store and reportedly shoved the store owner to the ground while fleeing the scene. The victim suffered minor injuries as a result of being pushed to the ground by the suspect. The victim did not require transport by ambulance for treatment of his injuries.

An officer responded to the Knott Street Grocery and contacted the store owner as additional officers searched the area for the suspect. The officer that responded to the store obtained a description of the suspect and broadcast the description to officers searching the neighborhood.

As officers continued to investigate the robbery of the Knott Street Grocery, a caller contacted 9-1-1 at 7:36 p.m. and told an emergency call-taker that a man had reached through an open window of a first floor apartment in the 600 block of Northeast Fargo Street. The suspect reportedly pulled the purse through the open window and fled the scene. The victim chased after the suspect, but stopped giving chase when the suspect reportedly told the victim he possessed a firearm. The victim provided the call-taker a description of the suspect. Based on the information learned in this investigation, officers believed this suspect was likely the same suspect that had robbed the Knott Street Grocery.

At 8:06 p.m., on Friday, a community member contacted 9-1-1 and reported observing a man in the 3300 block of Northeast 22nd Avenue. The description provided by the 9-1-1 caller matched the suspect's description from the robbery at the Knott Street Grocery and purse snatching in the 600 block of Northeast Fargo Street. The caller to 9-1-1 reported the suspect walked onto the properties of multiple residences.

Officers responded to the area and located a man matching the suspect's description in all three incidents. An officer located the suspect in the 2600 block of Northeast Ridgewood Drive. The suspect ran from officers as they attempted to contact him. Officers took the suspect into custody in the 3400 block of Northeast 27th Avenue without further incident.

Based on information learned during the preceding investigations and evidence found upon taking the suspect into custody, officers believed he was involved in the robbery of the Knott Street Grocery, theft of the purse, and had taken mail from locations in the area. Officers searched the area, but a firearm was not located. The suspect was identified as Zurita.

Zurita was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the Second Degree (two counts), Burglary in the First Degree, Possession of Methamphetamine, a Parole Violation for a previous conviction of Possession of Methamphetamine, and warrants for pervious arrests related to charges of Harassment and Assault in the Fourth Degree.

Members with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail responded to assume this investigation.

Anyone with information about Zurita or the Friday, December 28, 2018, investigations should contact Detective Kenneth Reynolds at 503-823-0407, Kenneth.Reynolds@portlandoregon.gov or Detective John Russell at 503-823-0464, John.Russell@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Benito Zurita
DeAngelo R Andersen-Smith
DeAngelo R Andersen-Smith
Shooting Investigation Underway in East Precinct - One Person Arrested (Photo) - 12/30/18

On Sunday, December 30, 2018, at 00:36 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to one hundred block of Southeast 127th Avenue on the report of shots fired. As officers were arriving, they learned an adult male was running away from the apartment complex westbound on East Burnside Street.

Officers contacted the apartment residents and learned a non-domestic assault between a male and a female subject occurred inside the apartment. Officers learned that after the suspect exited the apartment, there was a sound of shots fired as the suspect was fleeing from the scene. There was a report that the suspect was armed with a firearm.

There was no reported injury as a result of the assault, and the shots fired. At this time there have been no reports of anyone arriving at area hospitals in connection with this incident. Officers located the evidence of gunfire and seized five .40 caliber casings in front of the apartment. Officers did not locate any property or structure that were damaged by the gunfire.

Officers located the suspect in the area of Southeast 122nd Avenue and Southeast Stark Street and took him into custody without incident. Officers did not recover the firearm. The suspect was identified as 22-year-old DeAngelo R. Andersen-Smith. Andersen-Smith was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of a Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Strangulation, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Discharge a Firearm in the City.

Based on preliminary information gathered in the investigation, officers do not believe there is any immediate danger posed to the public in relation to this shooting.

Members with the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gun Violence Response 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 Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operations Division Gun Violence Response Team (GVRT) Detective at 503-823-2087, Brent.Christensen@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Aaron Cole at 503-823-0690, Aaron.Cole@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


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Attached Media Files: DeAngelo R Andersen-Smith
Officers Investigate Domestic Disturbance and Shooting in SW Portland - one person injured - 12/29/18

On Saturday, December 29, 2018, at 11:44 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 9800 block of Southwest 35th Drive on the initial report of a theft of license plates.

Shortly after the original call was dispatched, a complainant told a 9-1-1 call-taker she had received a phone call from her domestic partner telling her that he was on his way to the residence to harm the family.

As officers arrived, they learned that the subject approached the complainant's residence and was shot by another family member from inside the residence.

Officers placed the shooting subject into custody without incident. Officers rendered first aid to the victim of the shooting who was then transported by ambulance to an area hospital with what was believed to be serious physical injuries.

Members with the Portland Police Bureau Family Services Division's Domestic Violence Reduction Unit responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Detective Sean Harris at 503-823-0097, Sean.Harris@portlandoregon.gov.

The investigation is ongoing, and the suspect name and charges will be released at a later time.

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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Sunday, December 30, at 8:00 a.m. - 12/29/18

There will be an Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) until Sunday, December 30, 2018, at 8:00 a.m.

Media requests for information should be submitted via email at PPBPIO@portlandoregon.gov

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Shooting Investigation Early Saturday Morning in Portland's Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood - One Person Injured - 12/29/18

On Saturday, December 29, 2018, at 2:01 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Lux Club PDX, located at 12436 Southeast Powell Boulevard, on the report of a disturbance with gunfire.

Officers arrived in the area of Lux Club PDX and located an adult male suffering from what was believed to be a gunshot injury. The man had been provided first aid by a community member prior to police and emergency medical personnel arriving at the scene. Emergency medical personnel transported the injured man to an area hospital by ambulance for treatment of what was believed to be a non-life-threatening injury.

As additional officers searched the area for suspects, additional injured people and evidence of gunfire, the officers located a handgun outside of Lux Club PDX. Officers also located evidence of gunfire near the intersection of Southeast Powell Boulevard and Southeast Powell Court. No other persons with injuries as a result of this disturbance and shooting were located at the scene or are known to have arrived at area hospitals.

Based on the preliminary information, officers believe a disturbance occurred inside Lux Club PDX and the people in the disturbance moved outside. Once outside of the location, the people involved in the disturbance continued to fight and at some point there was gunfire.

At this time in the investigation, investigators do not believe there was a danger posed to the public in relation to the incident. This investigation is ongoing and additional information will be provided as it is learned.

Members with the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gun Violence Response 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 Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operations Division Gun Violence Response Team (GVRT) Detective Todd Teats at 503-823-2137, Todd.Teats@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Jennifer Hertzler at 503-823-1040, Jennifer.Hertzler@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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Michael J Thomas
Michael J Thomas
Suspect Arrested During Stabbing Investigation in Portland's Madison South Neighborhood - Two People Injured (Photo) - 12/29/18

On Saturday, December 29, 2018, at 2:42 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a disturbance at an apartment complex located at 8231 Northeast Broadway.

When officers arrived they located two adult male victims suffering from what officers believed to be multiple stab wounds. Officers searched the area and contacted people in the area and learned the suspect was in a nearby apartment. Officers located and took the suspect into custody without incident.

Emergency medical personnel arrived and provided the injured men with emergency medical aid. Both men were transported by ambulances to Portland area hospitals for treatment of what were believed to be serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

During the continued investigation, officers located evidence of a disturbance and an assault in the parking lot of the apartment complex. Officers also located and seized, as evidence, the knife believed to have been used in the assault.

Members with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail responded to assume this investigation. Criminalists assigned to the Forensic Evidence Division also responded to assist with the investigation.

Based on preliminary information, investigators believe the victims and suspect were involved in a disturbance. During the disturbance, the suspect is believed to have stabbed the victims multiple times.

Investigators do not believe there was a danger posed to the public in relation to this incident.

The suspect has been identified as 53-year-old Michael J. Thomas. Thomas was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on two charges of Assault in the Second Degree.

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Attached Media Files: Michael J Thomas
Evidence
Evidence
Two Suspects Arrested, Two Firearm Seized During Wednesday Menacing Investigation (Photo) - 12/27/18

On Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at 3:29 p.m., an officer was in the parking lot of the Portland Police Bureau's North Precinct, located at 449 Northeast Emerson Street, when she observed a gold Buick Century enter a parking lot posted with a "No Trespassing" sign.

The officer contacted the group that had entered the parking lot and learned they were attempting locate a person in a brown Honda Accord. Additional officers responded to the area and assisted the officer with the investigation. During the investigation, officers located a person in a brown Honda Accord in a parking lot at North Precinct.

Officers learned that the three occupants of the Buick Century had confronted the driver of the Honda Accord at the U.S. Bank, located at 5505 Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The occupants of the Buick accused the driver of the Honda of stealing an ATM card. During the confrontation, an occupant of the Buick reportedly brandished a firearm. While being confronted by the occupants of the Buick, the driver of the Honda drove to North Precinct.

As officers continued the investigation they did not locate any stolen items in the possession of the driver of the Honda Accord. During a search of the Buick Century, officers located and seized two handguns. (Photographs of the handguns are provided with this release.)

Based on information learned during the investigation, two of the occupants of the Buick were taken into custody without incident and lodged at the Multnomah County Jail. The suspects have been identified as 21-year-old Jarah L. Hicks and 19-year-old Countee G. Motley, Jr. Hicks and Motley were lodged at the jail on charges of Possession of a Loaded Firearm and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Motley and Hicks will be arraigned in Multnomah County Court today, Thursday, December 27, 2018.

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Attached Media Files: Evidence , Countee G Motley , Jarah L Hicks
Suspect Arrested After Attempted Robbery, Assaults and Vandalisms in Downtown Portland - No Injuries - 12/27/18

On Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at 6:53 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Mika Sushi, located at 1425 Southwest 2nd Avenue, on the report of a robbery.

When officers arrived at Mika Sushi, they learned the suspect entered the location, demanded money, implied he possessed a knife, damaged multiple items in the location, but did not obtain any money. No knife was observed in the suspect's possession at the time of the robbery.

Officers obtained a description of the suspect, and the information was broadcast to officers searching the area for people matching the suspect's description. As officers searched the neighborhood, they located a man that matched the suspect's description. Officers contacted the suspect and took him into custody without incident.

During the investigation, officers learned a person matching the suspect's description had broken a window at House of Ramen, located at 223 Southwest Columbia Street, shortly after the reported robbery at Mika Shushi.

Investigators also believe the suspect was involved in an incident that occurred at the Century Towers, located at 1201 Southwest 12th Avenue, at 11:55 a.m. on Wednesday, December 26, 2018. During this incident the suspect assaulted two employees of Century Tower after they directed him to leave the property. Neither employee required medical treatment after the assault. Officers searched the area after this incident, but were unable to locate the suspect during the search.

Officers believe the same suspect also broke multiple windows to a vehicle after the suspect was contacted by a security officer near Southwest 1st Avenue and Southwest Market Street. This incident occurred on Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at 6:47 p.m.

Members with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail responded to assume the investigation.

The suspect has been identified as 35-year-old Stephen P. Pustay. Pustay was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the Second Degree (four counts), Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, Assault in the Fourth Degree (two counts), Burglary in the Second Degree, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Pustay will be arraigned in Multnomah County Court today, Thursday, December 27, 2018.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery or Pustay should contact Portland Police Bureau Detective Division Robbery Detail Detective Tracy Chamberlin at 503-823-4783 or Tracy.Chamberlin@portlandoregon.gov

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Officers Investigate Vehicle Theft and Report of Gunfire in Portland's Pleasant Valley Neighborhood -- No Known Injuries - 12/27/18

On Thursday, December 27, 2018, at 5:45 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 6500 block of Southeast 139th Avenue, regarding the report of a theft of a motor vehicle.

As officers responded to the call, another caller to 9-1-1 reported hearing gunfire in the 6400 block of Southeast 138th Place. Officers arrived in the area and contacted people with information about the stolen vehicle and reported gunfire. Additional officers searched the area for suspects believed to be involved with both incidents.

As officers searched the area they located an unoccupied 2017 Volkswagen Passat and an unoccupied 2013 Volkswagen Beetle near Southeast 137th Avenue and Southeast Foster Road. Officers learned the Volkswagen Passat had previously been reported as a stolen vehicle to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and the Volkswagen Beetle was the vehicle reportedly taken from the residence in the 6500 block of Southeast 139th Avenue this morning.

Based on information gathered at this time in the investigation, officers believe three suspects arrived in the area of the 6500 block of Southeast 139th Avenue in the Passat. While in the area, a suspect entered the unoccupied Volkswagen Beetle that was running and being "warmed-up." A community member confronted the suspect that entered the Volkswagen. After being confronted by the community member, the suspect reportedly ran from the vehicle and fired a gun.

As officers canvassed the area, they located evidence of gunfire in the 6400 block of Southeast 137th Avenue. At this time there are no reports of injury or property damage as a result of the gunfire. Officers searched the area, but have not located suspects believed to be involved in this incident.

There are no suspect descriptions to provide at this time.

Members with the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gun Violence Response Team have 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 possess video surveillance footage of the shooting is asked to contact Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operations Division's Gun Violence Response Team (GVRT) at 503-823-4106.

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

Information about this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter 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.

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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Rachel D Banks
Rachel D Banks
UPDATE #2: Passenger Dies from Injuries Suffered During December 18, Traffic Crash (Photo) - 12/26/18

The man injured during a traffic crash on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at southbound Interstate 205 underneath the Southeast Stark Street overpass has died as a result of injuries suffered during the crash.

The deceased has been identified as 21-year-old Calvin M. Biltimier. Biltimier died of injuries suffered during the December 18th crash on Tuesday, December 25, 2018, at a Portland hospital.

Anyone with information about this crash should contact Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division Major Crash Team Officer Garrett Dow at 503-823-5070 or Garrett.Dow@portlandoregon.gov

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The driver of a vehicle involved in a crash on southbound Interstate 205 under the Southeast Stark Street overpass Tuesday night was arrested by members of the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team during the traffic crash investigation.

The adult male passenger of the crashed vehicle remains at an area hospital receiving treatment of what are believed to be serious life-threatening injuries.

The suspect has been identified as 25-year-old Rachel D. Banks. Banks was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Assault in the Second Degree, and Reckless Driving.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division at 503-823-2103.

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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On Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at 9:58 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to southbound Interstate 205 underneath the Southeast Stark Street overpass on the report of a crash.

Officers and emergency medical responders arrived at the scene and located a vehicle that had crashed into a parked and unoccupied construction vehicle. Officers and emergency medical personnel located two people inside the vehicle that had crashed into the construction vehicle. Emergency medical responders provided the adult male passenger of the vehicle with emergency medical aid and transported him by ambulance to an area hospital for treatment of what are believed to be serious life-threatening injuries.

The adult female driver of the crashed vehicle has been detained by officers during this traffic crash investigation.

Based on information learned at this time in the investigation, officers believe the driver of the crashed vehicle drove south on southbound Interstate 205, entered a construction zone and collided with the parked construction vehicle.

Intoxication is believed to be a factor in this traffic crash.

During this traffic crash investigation southbound Interstate 205 will be closed south of Northeast Glisan Street. Motorists planning to use this portion of southbound Interstate 205 should use alternate routes.

Because of the serious nature of the passenger's injuries, members with the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team are responding to assume thisl traffic crash investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are also assisting with this investigation.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division at 503-823-2103.

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: Rachel D Banks
Saul Vela
Saul Vela
UPDATE: Suspect Identified in Tuesday Morning Robbery and Stabbing Investigation (Photo) - 12/25/18

The suspect taken into custody during a Monday morning robbery investigation in Downtown Portland has been identified as 19-year-old Saul Vela.

Vela was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree and Assault in the First Degree.

The victim remains at a Portland area hospital receiving medical treatment.

This remains an on-going investigation and at this time there is no additional information to provide the public.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation should contact Portland Police Bureau Detective Division Robbery Detail Detective Heidi Housley at 503-823-1063 or Heidi.Housley.portlandoregon.gov

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On Tuesday, December 25, 2018, at 6:40 a.m., Central Precinct and Transit Division officers responded to the Southwest 1st Avenue and Southwest Oak Street MAX Platform on the report of a robbery and stabbing.

When officers and emergency medical personnel arrived, they located an adult male suffering from what was believed to be a stab wound. Emergency medical responders provided the victim medical aid and transported him, by ambulance, to an area hospital for treatment of what is believed to be a serious but non-life-threatening injury.

As officers continued the investigation, they learned the description of two of the suspects believed to be involved in this robbery. While searching the area officers located and detained two people matching the suspects' descriptions.

Based on preliminary information, investigators believe three people were on the MAX platform when a suspect approached the three, brandished a firearm and demanded they empty the contents of their pockets. Officers believe additional suspects arrived at the platform and confronted the victims. Two of the victims ran from the suspect, and a third victim was assaulted and stabbed by the suspects. After the robbery and assault the suspects fled the scene.

Two of the suspects believed to have been involved in this robbery have been located.

Members with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail have responded to continue this investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have also responded to assist with this investigation.

The suspects will be identified and charges provided after which time they are lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

The Southwest 1st Avenue and Southwest Oak Street MAX Platform will remain closed for the next hour as officers and criminalists continue this investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail at 503-823-0412.

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Attached Media Files: Saul Vela
Replica Firearm
Replica Firearm
UPDATE: Suspect Arrested in Connection to Monday Afternoon Carjacking in Downtown Portland (Photo) - 12/25/18

On Tuesday, December 25, 2018, at 8:50 a.m., North Precinct officers arrested 23-year-old Mark Anthony Fernandez near Northeast 148th Avenue and Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

North Precinct officers observed Fernandez driving a maroon Chrysler Town and Country that had been taken during a robbery that occurred on Monday, December 24, 2018, near Southwest 10th Avenue and Southwest Washington Street.

A North Precinct officer observed the maroon Chrysler Town and Country with Oregon license plate "829HXP" being driven in the area of North Union Court and North Hayden Meadows Drive. When the officer attempted to stop the driver of the stolen Chrysler Town and Country, the driver drove away, fleeing from officers. Officers pursued the driver and vehicle for a period of time, but stopped the pursuit when the driver's actions were believed to be a danger to the public.

Shortly after officers stopped pursuing the driver and stolen vehicle, an officer located the vehicle being driven in the area of Northeast 148th Avenue and Northeast Sandy Boulevard. An officer performed a pursuit intervention technique on the vehicle. The vehicle stopped and the driver was taken into custody without further incident.

During a search of the vehicle, officers located a replica firearm believed to have been used in the Monday afternoon robbery in Downtown Portland. The replica firearm was seized as evidence. (A photograph of the replica firearm is provided with this release.)

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Fernandez. Fernandez was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the Second Degree, Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver - Property Damage (three counts), and Attempt to Elude Police Officer.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery or Fernandez should contact Portland Police Bureau Detective Division Robbery Detail Detective Kenneth Reynolds at 503-823-0407 or Kenneth.Reynolds@portlandoregon.gov

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On Monday, December 24, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery of a motor vehicle near the intersection of Southwest 10th Avenue and Southwest Washington Street.

Officers contacted witnesses and a victim at the crime scene. Based on statements gathered by officers, investigators believe a suspect brandished a firearm while unlawfully entering a minivan and driving away.

Officers searched the area but have not located the suspect or the victim's stolen vehicle at this time in the investigation.

The stolen vehicle is described as a maroon or purple 2008 Chrysler Town and Country minivan with Oregon license plate 829HXP. Officers believe the vehicle likely has rear-end damage as a result of backing into multiple vehicles as the suspect fled from the scene in the stolen minivan.

The suspect is described as a white male, 20 to 30-years-old, with short hair, armed with a handgun.

There were have been no reports of injury as a result of this robbery at this time.

Anyone who sees this vehicle should contact 9-1-1.

Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail detectives will continue this robbery investigation.

People with information about this incident should contact Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail at 503-823-0412.

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Attached Media Files: Replica Firearm , Mark A Fernandez
Hieu John Phung
Hieu John Phung
Suspect Arrested After Church Vandalized in Portland's Rose City Park Neighborhood (Photo) - 12/24/18

On Monday, December 24, 2018, at 12:13 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Southeast Asian Vicariate Church of Our Lady of Lavang, located at 5404 Northeast Alameda Street, on the report a vehicle had driven into the church.

Officers arrived at the church and located extensive damage to the building and its contents. Officers searched the area but did not locate a vehicle or suspect believed to be responsible for the damage to the building. During a canvass of the area, officers located evidence that indicated the make and model of the vehicle involved in the crash. Based on information learned during the investigation, officers believed a suspect had driven an Acura sport utility vehicle into and through the interior of the church.

As officers continued the investigation, a person contacted 9-1-1 and reported he had crashed his vehicle into the church. Officers responded to the reported location of the 9-1-1 caller and located an Acura MDX sport utility vehicle and the driver of the Acura MDX. The Acura MDX had damage consistent with being involved in a crash and was seized as evidence. The driver was taken into custody without incident.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division Bias Crimes Detail responded to assume this investigation.

The suspect has been identified as 35-year-old Hieu John Phung. Phung was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Criminal Mischief in the First Degree.

Anyone with information about this incident or Phung should contact Detective Shaye Samora at 503-823-0479, Shaye.Samora@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Christopher Traynor at 503-823-0889, Christopher.Traynor@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Hieu John Phung
UPDATE: Subject in Mental Health Crisis Taken Into Custody and Transported to Hospital - 12/23/18

Members with the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) have taken the subject into custody without incident. There were no reports of injury in relation to this investigation.

Based on information gathered during the investigation, the adult male subject was placed on a Police Officer Hold and will be transported by ambulance to an area hospital for mental health treatment.

Eastport Plaza businesses have resumed to normal operations.

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Members with the Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to Eastport Plaza, located at 4040 Southeast 82nd Avenue, to assist officers with a subject who has made suicidal statements.

The subject has spoken over the phone with call takers at the Bureau of Emergency Communications (BOEC) and on-scene officers. The man has reported he is armed with a firearm and having suicidal ideations.

Century 16 Eastport Plaza is currently in lock-out during this investigation. People should avoid the area of Eastport Plaza at this time.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene and will provide updates when they become available. Interested media should stage at the Multnomah County Library - Holgate, located at 7905 Southeast Holgate Boulevard.

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