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Shooting Investigation Underway in Argay Terrace Neighborhood, One Individual Injured - 10/30/20

On October 30, 2020, at approximately 12:52 a.m., a North Precinct officer on patrol near Luuwit View Park in the 12700 block of Northeast Fremont Street heard nearly 30 gunshots. Additional officers responded to the area to assist the officer in searching for victims of a shooting and/or evidence of gunfire, however, they were unable to locate either.

Around 1:18 a.m., officers were called to an area hospital on reports of a walk-in gunshot wound victim. Officers arrived on scene and learned the victim was shot near Luuwit View Park. The victim would not elaborate further on the incident, nor would they give officers a suspect description. The victim suffered from a minor injury and is expected to make a full recovery.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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Male Suspect Arrested after Sexually Assaulting Unconscious Female Victim in Northwest Portland Neighborhood - 10/29/20

On October 29, 2020, at approximately 2:05 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 2000 block of West Burnside Street on reports of a male suspect who was sexually assaulting an unconscious female victim in public. After arriving on scene and speaking with several witnesses in the vicinity, officers located the suspect and placed him into custody.

The Portland Police Bureau Sex Crime Unit was notified and 39-year-old Jedediah Thomas Zach was booked into the Multnomah County Detention center on Sex Abuse I and Sex Abuse II charges.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Stabbing Investigation Underway in Portsmouth Neighborhood, Two Individuals Injured - 10/29/20

On October 29, 2020, at approximately 4:19 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 4800 block of North Lombard Street on reports of a stabbing. Officers arrived on scene and learned a physical altercation occurred between a suspect and two victims. The suspect stabbed both the victims during the altercation. The victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries and are being seen at an area hospital. They are expected to make a full recovery.

The suspect has not been arrested at this time.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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Huarleen Bain
Huarleen Bain
Victim Identified in Wilkes Neighborhood Homicide (Photo) - 10/29/20

Portland Police detectives have released the name of the victim in this case, 40-year-old Huarleen Bain.

Additional information will be released at the direction of the investigators.

Portland Police homicide detectives are investigating and ask that anyone with information about this incident contact Detective William Winters 503-823-0466 William.Winters@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Anthony Merrill 503-823-4033 Anthony.Merrill@portlandoregon.gov.

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This incident occurred near the intersection of Northeast 148th Place and Northeast San Rafael Drive. The earlier release incorrectly named the intersection.

Additional information will be released at the direction of the investigators.

Portland Police homicide detectives are investigating and ask that anyone with information about this incident contact Detective William Winters 503-823-0466 William.Winters@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Anthony Merrill 503-823-4033 Anthony.Merrill@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Friday, October 23, 2020 at about 10:48 p.m., Portland Police responded with Portland Fire & Rescue to a vehicle fire in the area of Northeast 148th Avenue and Northeast San Rafael Street. Responders determined there was a person, deceased, in the vehicle.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office conducted an autopsy and determined this death was a homicide.

Additional information will be released at the direction of the investigators.

Portland Police homicide detectives are investigating and ask that anyone with information about this incident contact Detective William Winters 503-823-0466 William.Winters@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Anthony Merrill 503-823-4033 Anthony.Merrill@portlandoregon.gov.

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Attached Media Files: Huarleen Bain
Statement from Chief Lovell about Proposed Budget Cut - 10/29/20

A budget amendment presented to the City Council proposes to cut an additional $18 million from the Portland Police Bureau's budget. I believe these cuts will be detrimental to the safety of our community members and visitors to the City of Portland and dramatically impact the livability of our neighborhoods. The PPB welcomes ongoing, thoughtful, evidence-based reforms and would like to be a part of these discussions. Once appropriate structures are in place, we completely agree that there are situations where police response may not be the best way to serve the community. I look forward to participating in the ongoing conversation about the best ways to provide public safety.

Council reduced the Police Bureau's budget by $26 million this spring. An additional cut of $18 million would require significant layoffs and affect the Police Bureau's ability to respond to 911 calls. These layoffs would directly impact the most junior members of the organization, who have been successfully recruited as the most diverse hires in the history of the organization, as well as numerous professional non-sworn staff.

The Bureau would have to eliminate programs that provide necessary services which have been developed through years of collaboration with professional partners and input from the community. These include the:
* Behavioral Health Unit and Service Coordination Team works proactively with people with mental illness and multiple or high risk contacts with police. They also provide a gateway to services that help people find housing, get sober, seek work and get out of the criminal justice system.
* Community Engagement Unit builds relationships with the community, particularly people of color, to establish trust and build mutual understanding with the goal of reducing violence and police enforcement action.
* Narcotics and Organized Crime Unit disrupts and dismantles high-level drug trafficking organizations. It also follows up on opioid deaths and investigates illegal drugs affecting neighborhood livability.
* Air Support Unit supports police services by air which helps patrol officers apprehend suspects in a safe and effective manner.
* Traffic Division investigates traffic fatalities and attempts to reduce crashes through traffic law enforcement.
* Emergency Management Unit plans for city-wide responses to emergencies, including natural disasters.
* Neighborhood Response Teams assist neighbors with community livability matters and reduce the need for continued police response to issues that can be addressed in other ways.
* Criminal Intelligence Unit provides investigative support for cases involving threats to commit acts of mass and/or targeted violence, violent extremism, domestic and international terrorism, organized crime, and special investigative projects. Additionally, CIU conducts investigative threat assessments for major events, dignitary visits, and investigates threats to businesses, community groups, critical infrastructure, and individuals -- including stalking behaviors -- for members of the public, public officials and other high-profile people.
* K9 Unit uses highly trained canines to provide support to safely apprehend wanted suspects, which lowers risk to the community and to officers.

In addition, the proposed budget reductions also will reduce training and diversity initiatives, increase response times, slow investigations, and challenge the Police Bureau's ability to meet our community's expectations and needs.

The Department of Justice, in the 2012 Settlement Agreement with the City, said the Police Bureau was a "lean organization." We have fewer officers now and a population which has grown dramatically. The DOJ agreement also said, "The City shall be responsible for providing necessary support and resources to enable the Portland Police Bureau to fulfill its obligations under this Agreement. The improvements outlined in this Agreement will require the dedication of additional funds and personnel."

I support thoroughly researched, data-driven proposals to improve public safety. This is a conversation worth having, but not a conversation worth rushing. I hope we take the time needed to ensure that any decisions result in the public safety outcomes we all seek.


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Robbery Suspects Arrested; Stolen Vehicle Recovered - 10/27/20

On October 12, 2020, a Southeast Portland couple located their stolen mini-van parked in a driveway in Southeast Portland. The couple believed their minivan was unoccupied and attempted to retrieve it. As the couple tried to retrieve the minivan, a female suspect, who was inside the van, physically attacked one of the owners in an attempt to prevent her from retrieving the minivan. The second owner of the minivan attempted to intervene in the attack, however, was then assaulted by a second male suspect. During the course of the assault, the male suspect pointed a handgun at the owners of the minivan, threatening to shoot them in order to retain possession of the stolen minivan.

The minivan owners contacted Portland Police and Robbery Detectives quickly began to investigate the incident. Through the investigation, the suspects were identified as 35-year-old Benjamin Louis Hooper and 37-year-old Jeanna Irene Swink. Robbery Detectives secured warrants for their arrests.

Today, a Central Precinct Sergeant located the stolen minivan in the Hollywood District. Utilizing available PPB patrol assets, PPB's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), PPB's K-9 Unit, and PPB'S Air Support Unit, the suspects were arrested without incident.

Benjamin Louis Hooper was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center and charged with Robbery I, Assault II, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle.

Jeanna Irene Swink was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center and charged with Robbery I, Assault II, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

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Chief Chuck Lovell Discusses Police Response to Homelessness - 10/27/20

I think we all agree there are better alternatives than arrests and jail when it comes to addressing our city's homeless crisis. Because of the current state of our social safety net, police are often called to address immediate concerns of community members who are witnessing the breakdown of systemic intervention in their own front yards. While the police do respond to and address criminal activity, the Bureau supports alternative response programs, like the proposed Portland Street Response. Unfortunately, until that program is up and running, there are no alternatives to a police response when someone calls 911 for help.

It is important to remember that officers come to the assistance of homeless crime victims on a daily basis. People who are homeless are some of the most vulnerable in our community, and the police are dedicated to helping everyone live without the fear of crime.

For over a decade, the Portland Police Bureau's Service Coordination Team (SCT), has been directly responsible for coordinating law enforcement, the criminal justice system, supportive housing and treatment resources for people who are experiencing chronic addiction, chronic homelessness, and those chronically in and out of the criminal justice system. In collaboration with Central City Concern, SCT offers direct access to behavioral health treatment, housing and robust wraparound services. The individuals we serve have very complex needs. In response, the Police Bureau developed a program that treats the root causes of the behaviors to end the cycle of addiction and crime.

A recent news story featured a man named Justin Sawtelle. The news story did not mention that Mr. Sawtelle is one of the hundreds of people who participated in the Service Coordination Team program, which serves approximately 130 people per year.

During the past five years the Central Precinct alone referred 220 people to the Intensive Street Engagement Program, which is run by Cascadia and funded through the City/County Joint Office of Homeless Services.

The Police Bureau also has a Homeless Community Liaison in its Community Services Division to help with the city-wide approach to serving people experiencing homelessness.

The Bureau also works to inform new and incoming officers about the limited services available to support the homeless. Portland Police recruiters offered police officer applicants chances to meet and hear from service providers in Old Town to help the applicants better understand this important aspect of serving as an officer in Portland.

Many Portland Police employees volunteer on projects during their time off in the service of people experiencing homelessness in the city.

Police are the last resort in a long line of systemic failures that continue to prevent vulnerable Portlanders from getting the help necessary to transition from the street into a stable living environment. As police professionals, our hope is that mental health and addiction treatment will be expanded and those services, as well as services related to employment and housing, will be increasingly available and easy to access. It is also our hope that state and local governments, non-profit organizations, faith-based organizations, private businesses, and the community at large will come together to work on the root causes of homelessness.

If you or someone you know is currently homeless, involved in the criminal justice system, and struggling with addiction, call 503-823-0345 to about programs offered and supported by the Portland Police Bureau.

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Portland Police investigate homicide in Richmond neighborhood - victim identified - 10/26/20

The victim in this case has been identified as 22-year-old Noah Terry. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office conducted an autopsy and determined that Mr. Terry's death was a homicide by gunshot.

Additional information will be released at the direction of the investigators.

Portland Police homicide detectives are investigating and ask that anyone with information about this incident contact Det. Michael Greenlee at 503-823-0871 or Michael.Greenlee@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457 or Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov.


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On October 24, 2020 at about 9:34 p.m., Portland Police responded to the report of shots in the area of Southeast 48th Avenue and Southeast Division Street. Later, a person who appeared to have been shot, arrived by private vehicle at a local hospital, but did not survive.

Cause and manner of death will be determined by the Oregon State Medical Examiner at a later time and date. Additional information will be released at the direction of the investigators.

Portland Police homicide detectives are investigating and ask that anyone with information about this incident contact Det. Michael Greenlee at 503-823-0871 or Michael.Greenlee@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457 or Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov.

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Matthew Choi
Matthew Choi
Victim identified - stabbing death in Buckman neighborhood (Photo) - 10/26/20

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's office completed an autopsy on the victim from a stabbing that occurred in the 300 Block of Southeast 12th Avenue, on October 25, 2020. The victim has been identified as 33-year-old Matthew Choi. Mr. Choi's death has been determined to be a homicide by stabbing.

Portland Police detectives are trying to identify a potential suspect in this case who has been described as an African American male, approximately 5'8" to 5'11" with a medium build, wearing dark clothing and a blue mask.

This incident occurred in an apartment building where Mr. Choi resided. The building has a secure entrance. Portland Police remind apartment residents to maintain the integrity of secure entrances into their buildings, including front doors and garage doors; follow on-site property protocols regarding secure entrances; and establish relationships with building managers and neighbors to maintain safety.

Detectives are interested in any video from nearby residences or businesses that captured activity in the area from Southeast 11th Avenue to Southeast 13th Avenue, and Southeast Ankeny Street to Southeast Stark Street, during the early morning hours of October 25, 2020.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Ryan Foote 503-823-0781 Ryan.Foote@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Travis Law 503-823-0395 Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov.



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On October 25, 2020 at about 1:56 a.m., Portland police responded to the 300 Block of Southeast 12th Avenue regarding a stabbing. Officers arrived, followed by medical personnel who tended to the victim, who died later.

Cause and manner of death will be determined by the Oregon State Medical Examiner at a later time and date. Additional information will be released at the direction of the investigators.

Portland Police homicide detectives are investigating and ask that anyone with information about this incident contact Detective Ryan Foote 503-823-0781 Ryan.Foote@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Travis Law 503-823-0395 Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov.

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Attached Media Files: Matthew Choi
Person shot in Madison South neighborhood - 10/24/20

On October 24, 2020 at about 7:09 p.m., Portland Police responded to the report of a person shot in the 3300 Block of Northeast 82nd Avenue. Officers arrived and made sure the scene was safe so the person could receive medical attention.

The person who had been shot was transported to the hospital by ambulance.
Nobody is in custody, there is no suspect information.

This shooting is under investigation.
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Shooting Investigation Underway in Centennial Neighborhood - 10/24/20

On October 24, 2020, at approximately 1:03 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 600 block of Southeast 162nd Avenue on reports of shooting. Officers arrived on scene and found evidence of gunfire to include a subject who had been shot inside a crashed motor vehicle. Officers learned an altercation between two subjects occurred, leading them to shoot each other. After the shooting, the subjects went to their separate vehicles in an attempt to leave the scene. One of the subjects crashed their car near the location, striking other parked vehicles. This crash was most likely due to the subjects injuries sustained during the shooting. The other subject left the scene prior to police arrival.

The subject who remained on scene in the crashed vehicle was transported to an area hospital by ambulance, their medical status is unknown at this time. The other subject involved in this shooting is still outstanding.

Officers have secured a crime scene and Southeast 162nd Avenue is closed from Southeast Stark Street to Southeast Taylor Street.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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Major Crash Team Activation in North Portland - fatal crash investigation - 10/23/20

On October 22, 2020 at about 9:24 p.m., Portland Police responded to the report of a motorcycle crash on Interstate 5, southbound at the Rosa Parks Boulevard ramp. Officers arrived to find that a motorcycle rider crashed into a sign post.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division Major Crash Team responded to investigate. The preliminary investigation indicated that the motorcycle was travelling at a high speed on the freeway, left the roadway and struck a sign. There was one rider on the motorcycle, who died at the scene.

This was the 45th traffic fatality investigated by the crash team in 2020.

This crash is still under investigation. Anyone with information can contact Officer Garrett Dow at Garrett.Dow@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-5070.


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The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to southbound I-5 just north of Rosa Parks Way to assist in a traffic crash investigation. A motorist involved in the traffic crash is deceased. The Rosa Parks Way off ramp from southbound I-5 is closed.

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

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

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Shooting Investigation Underway in St. John's Neighborhood, Two Individuals Injured - 10/22/20

On October 22, 2020, at approximately 9:18 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 7300 block of North St. Louis Avenue on reports of a shooting. When officers arrived on scene, they found two victims with gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to area hospitals by ambulance. The victims' medical statuses are unknown at this time.

No suspects have been arrested in regards to this incident.

Officers have secured a crime scene and the intersection of North Ivanhoe Street and North St. Louis Avenue are closed.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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Retired officer indictment - 10/22/20

It has been reported that a former Portland Police officer, Scott Groshong, has been indicted by a Multnomah County Grand Jury. Mr. Groshong retired in August 2020, after 27 years with the Portland Police Bureau.

On June 25, 2020, the Portland Police Detective Division became aware of potential criminal activity involving Mr. Groshong, while he was employed by the Portland Police Bureau. On June 26, 2020 the Detective Division initiated a criminal investigation, at the direction of the chief's office. At the same time, the Portland Police Bureau Professional Standards Division opened an administrative investigation.

The Marion County District Attorney's office took responsibility for the case, from Multnomah County. The Portland Police Detective Division collaborated with the Salem Police Department and transferred the criminal investigation to the Salem Police Department on July 2, 2020. The Marion County District Attorney's Office presented the case to a Multnomah County Grand Jury, which is the county where the criminal activity allegedly took place, and the Grand Jury indicted Mr. Groshong.

"As policing professionals, we have a responsibility to ourselves, to each other, and to our community to adhere to the oath we swore as public servants. We have to hold each other accountable to the high standards of our profession and the expectations of the community," said Acting Chief Chris Davis. "It is important that we refrain from passing judgment as the process continues. People are innocent until proven guilty in court. It is important to know our process of police accountability is working and is proceeding as it was intended."

This is an ongoing investigation under the supervision of other agencies and therefore the Portland Police Bureau does not have additional information to release regarding this case.

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Wrong Way Driver Crashes, Other Driver Dies - 10/22/20

On October 22, 2020, at 3:55 a.m., officers from East Precinct were dispatched to a report of a head on, two vehicle crash on Interstate 84 eastbound under the Interstate 205 freeway ramps (Near the Halsey / Gateway Exit). Oregon Department of Transportation and East Precinct officers closed down the freeway and secured the scene. Portland Fire and Rescue personnel attempted life-saving efforts for one driver, however the driver did not survive their injuries at scene.

The Major Crash Team (MCT) was contacted and responded to investigate. MCT learned that one vehicle was traveling the wrong direction in a curved area on Interstate 84 where it would have been difficult for drivers going the right way to see.

The wrong way driver was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. Investigators believe the driver was impaired. That driver, 28 year-old Brian Paul Gardner, was arrested for Manslaughter II, Reckless Driving, DUII, and was lodged in the Multnomah County Detention Center.

The name of the victim is not being released at this time.

If anyone witnessed the crash and has not spoken to police, they are asked to contact investigator Dow at the Portland Police Traffic Division, 503-823-5070.

This is the 40th MCT call out, and the 44th traffic related fatality of 2020.

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Wrong Way Driver on I84 Crashes, Other Driver Dies - 10/22/20

On October 22, 2020, at 3:55 a.m., officers from East Precinct were dispatched to a report of a head on, two vehicle crash on Interstate 84 eastbound under the Interstate 205 freeway ramps (Near the Halsey / Gateway Exit). Oregon Department of Transportation and East Precinct officers closed down the freeway and secured the scene. Portland Fire and Rescue personnel attempted life-saving efforts for one driver, however the driver did not survive their injuries at scene.

The Major Crash Team (MCT) was contacted and responded to investigate. MCT learned that one vehicle was traveling the wrong direction in a curved area on Interstate 84 where it would have been difficult for drivers going the right way to see.

The wrong way driver was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. Investigators believe the driver was impaired. That driver, 28 year-old Brian Paul Gardner, was arrested for Manslaughter II, Reckless Driving, DUII, and was lodged in the Multnomah County Detention Center.

The name of the victim is not being released at this time.

If anyone witnessed the crash and has not spoken to police, they are asked to contact investigator Dow at the Portland Police Traffic Division, 503-823-5070.

This is the 40th MCT call out, and the 44th traffic related fatality of 2020.

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recovered merchandise
recovered merchandise
PPB Officers Arrest Commercial Burglary Suspect (Photo) - 10/22/20

On October 22, 2020, at 1:44 a.m., officers from North Precinct responded to an audible alarm call in the 4200 block of Northeast 122nd Ave. Officers arrived and found the front door of the business had been smashed. The subsequent investigation led officers to a hotel in the 11300 block of Northeast Sandy Blvd were a suspect was located.

The suspect, 25 year-old Jadon Nathaniel Hockett of Portland, was arrested for Burglary II and lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center.

Additionally, officers recovered over $600 in stolen property.

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Attached Media Files: recovered merchandise
Subject from Traffic Stop in Madison South Neighborhood Brandishes Handgun and Flees Scene - 10/21/20

On October 21, 2020, at approximately 9:11 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on a motorcycle and a vehicle that had been closely following the motorcycle in the 9000 block of NE Fremont Street. As the motorcycle and vehicle came to a stop, the operator of the motorcycle ran into a nearby residence. Soon after entering the residence, the operator of the motorcycle exited the residence, and approached the vehicle that had been following him.

The operator of the motorcycle then entered the vehicle that had been following him and pointed a handgun at officers. He then ordered the female driver out of the driver's seat, and into the front passenger seat before fleeing from the traffic stop in the vehicle. The motorcycle was left behind at the traffic stop and officers learned it was stolen.

It is unknown at this time whether the driver of the vehicle and the operator of the motorcycle are known to one another. Officers are seeking assistance in locating the vehicle, a white Mitsubishi Lancer, Washington license plate BNV0608.

If anyone sees this vehicle they are urged to call 911. If anyone has information regarding this case and they have not already been spoken to by investigators they are asked to call the nonemergency line at (503)-823-3333.

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Stevens
Stevens
Police Seek Public Help in Locating Missing Portland Man (Photo) - 10/21/20

A man missing for 10 days is considered endangered and the Portland Police Bureau is hoping the public can help by looking out for him and his vehicle.

Chase Stevens, was last seen Sunday, October 11, 2020, around 1:30 p.m. leaving his residence in the 3500 block of Northeast Mathison Place and was last known to be traveling through Banks near Hwy 26.

Mr. Stevens (photo) is a 31 year-old white male, 5'9" in height, 190 pounds, and has no scars, marks, or tattoos. He may be driving in his vehicle, which is a grey 2013 Ford Escape SUV (similar to photo), Oregon license 506GCU. Mr. Stevens may be in possession of a firearm. If members of the public see him or his vehicle, please call police rather than contacting him. There is no information that Mr. Stevens is any danger to the public.

If anyone has seen Mr. Stevens or his vehicle, please contact Portland Police Missing Persons Detective Heidi Helwig at 503-823-0797 or missing@portlandpolice.gov.

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Attached Media Files: Stevens , vehicle
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Call of Suspicious Vehicle Leads to Recovery of Two Handguns, Heroin, and Methamphetamine; Subject Arrested (Photo) - 10/20/20

At approximately 1:03 p.m., on October 19, 2020, East Precinct officers responded to the 3500 block of Southeast 88th Avenue on reports of a suspicious vehicle. A caller reported they had witnessed the occupant of the vehicle make several exchanges with pedestrians, believing these exchanges were drugs. When officers arrived on scene, they located the suspicious vehicle and watched as a subject walked away from the vehicle at a quick pace. Officers approached the vehicle, noticing a different male subject seated in the driver's seat.

As officers spoke with the male subject, 28-year-old Brandon Thompson, they learned he was a felon in possession of a firearm. As officers continued their investigation, they recovered two 9mm handguns from inside the vehicle along with 41.8 grams heroin, 7.9 grams methamphetamine, and numerous suspected stolen items such as cellphones, tablets, power tools, and expensive clothing. Over $6500 in cash was found both on Thompson's person and inside the vehicle.

Thompson was booked in to the Multnomah County Detention Center on two charges of delivery of a controlled substance, two charges of possession of a controlled substance, theft 1, two charges of a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a loaded firearm, and two charges of delivery of a controlled substance near a school.

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Attached Media Files: Guns_East_Stop.jpg , Money_East_Stop.jpg
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Rope Tied in a Noose Found at Park in Bridlemile Neighborhood (Photo) - 10/20/20

On October 16, 2020, at approximately 10:56 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Hamilton Park located in the 4300 block of Southwest 47th Drive on reports of a rope tied in a noose hanging from a baseball diamond backstop. The park is located directly next to Bridlemile Elementary School.

Officers arrived at the location and spoke to school officials, learning the rope was possibly hung from the backstop sometime on October 15th. Officers took pictures of the rope and how it was found at the baseball diamond backstop (photo). Bias crime detectives were notified and are currently reviewing the case.

The Portland Police Bureau's Equity Team is working closely with Portland Public Schools while the case is under review.

Anyone with additional information about this incident are encourage to submit a tip with Crime Stoppers. Tips may be submitted safely and securely to Crime Stoppers of Oregon online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/ or by phone at 503-823-HELP (4357).

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

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips from your smart phone.

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Attached Media Files: Bridlemile_School.jpg
Mallet and steel bar
Mallet and steel bar
Man Assaulted with Mallet and Steel Bar (Photo) - 10/20/20

On October 19, 2020, at 7:31 p.m., Portland Police Bureau officers from East Precinct responded to the 3500 block of Southeast 122nd Ave on an assault call. Officer arrived and found an adult male victim who had been attacked by two male suspects, who were armed with a mallet and steel bar.

The victim notified a security guard who was in the area that two males were harassing people in the area. The victim continued on his way but the two males began to harass him as he was trying to leave. The two males then began to assault the man, who was not fighting back.

Two security guards in the area witnessed the assault and ran over to assist the victim. They were able to safely intervene and keep the suspects there until police arrived.

The victim was hit on the front and back of the head several times with both the wooden mallet and steel bar. The victim was transported to an area hospital with significant, but non-life-threatening injuries.

One suspect was a male juvenile and was taken to Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Center for offenses including Assault II and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. The other suspect, 18 year-old Jakub Raymond Cyr, was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Assault II, Assault III, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective Christensen at 503-823-2087 or email Brent.Christensen@portlandoregon.gov.

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Attached Media Files: Mallet and steel bar
PPB Responds to a Series of Stabbings Overnight - 10/20/20

On October 19, 2020, at 10:03 p.m., Officers from East Precinct and Transit Police responded to the 1100 block of Northeast 99th Ave in the Hazelwood neighborhood on reports of a robbery. It was reported that four young males between the ages of 11-15 exited the Max at Gateway where they approached an adult woman, who was homeless, and attempted to steal her purse. The woman struggled with the youth to retain her purse. The woman's husband confronted the youth and was stabbed in the neck by one of them. The victim was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. The suspects fled the scene and no arrests were made. Once at the hospital, it was learned that the victim's injuries were non-life-threatening.

A few hours later, at 1:03 a.m. on October 20, 2020, a victim of a stabbing walked into an area hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. The adult male victim, who is also homeless, was stabbed five times near his camp in the Lents neighborhood by an unknown suspect. No crime scene was located and no arrests were made.

The last stabbing was reported at 2:39 a.m., where another victim walked into an area hospital with a serious, but non-life-threatening injury after being struck with a hatchet. The adult male victim was uncooperative with police, however, officers learned that the incident occurred in the Lents neighborhood near Southeast 92nd Ave and Flavel St. No crime scene was located and no arrests were made.

If anyone has information about this case, please contact Assault Detectives at 503-823-0400 or crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 20-315551.

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Mass Gathering Marches on the PPA Office, Blocks Streets, and Set a Fire. - 10/20/20

On October 19, 2020, at approximately 8:00 p.m., a small group began to gather at Arbor Lodge Park in North Portland. Some people who gathered brought shields and masks with them. By 9:50 p.m., the crowd had grown to approximately 100 people and at 10:08 p.m. about 75 members of the group began to march.

The group marched east towards the Portland Police Association (PPA) Office with support vehicles following and blocking traffic.

The sound truck gave three announcements when the group arrived that said, "This is the Portland Police Bureau (PPB). The streets in the area around the PPA are open to vehicular traffic. Please remain on the sidewalk and be courteous to your neighbors. Do not vandalize buildings." The group immediately began spray painting the PPA office.

Some individuals stood on the sidewalks while others blocked North Lombard. The group used A-frame traffic signs to also block North Lombard. Some in the crowd climbed onto business roofs in the area.

At 11:15 someone started a fire on a billboard next to the PPA office. The fire burned the attached advertisement as the rest of the structure appeared to remain unaffected by the fire. The fire appeared to extinguish itself.

The sound truck then gave a new announcement that said, "This is the PPB. Stay off buildings, do not light fires, and remain on the sidewalk. If you engage in criminal activity you could be arrested and subject to use of force to include crowd control agents, impact weapons, and/or tear gas."

By 12:15 a.m. on October 20, 2020, the crowd began to dissipate on their own. With the exception of the sound truck, PPB did not interact with the crowd during this event. The incident commander requested Portland Fire and Rescue to check the billboard that was set on fire and roof of the PPA office. No arrests were made.

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Repeat Burglary Suspect Arrested (Photo) - 10/19/20

On October 19, 2020, at 3:06 a.m., officers from North Precinct responded to an alarm in the 2300 block of Northeast Alberta St. When officers arrived they heard glass breaking and the sounds of an individual moving around inside. A police K9 arrived and a perimeter around the block was established. A suspect inside the business was taken into custody.

The suspect, identified as 55 year-old Marvin J. Perry, was arrested for Burglary II, Criminal Mischief I, and was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on an outstanding warrant for Burglary II, Criminal Mischief I, and Theft I.

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UPDATE: Photos of Vehicle Hit by Gunfire and Age Correction (Photo) - 10/18/20

This update includes photos of the bullet strikes to the victims' vehicle.

Also, the little girl is actually 6 years of age. The original release was incorrect.

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Three people, including a 6-year-old girl, were nearly struck by bullets as a suspect fired into their car.

On Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 12:14a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of a shooting near Southeast 162nd Avenue and Southeast Haig Street. They found a victim vehicle with damage consistent with gunfire.

The driver reported that he was driving on Southeast 162nd Avenue with his girlfriend and his girlfriend's young daughter when someone began shooting at their car. The suspect vehicle then passed the vehicle and fired from the front. When the victim made a turn to try to get away, the suspects fired into the side of the vehicle. There were at least 5 bullet strikes to the victim's vehicle. One of the bullets lodged into the seat directly behind the little girl. But no one was injured.

No suspect information is being released at this time.

If anyone has information about this case, please contact Assault Detectives at 503-823-0400 or crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 20-315551.

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Teenager Stabbed, Seriously Injured in the Centennial Neighborhood - 10/18/20

A 15-year-old boy is recovering at a hospital after a stabbing in the Centennial Neighborhood.

On Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 11:09p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a stabbing in the 17200 block of Southeast Alder Street. They located the victim with a stab wound to the back. He was transported by ambulance to the hospital with serious injuries.

Preliminary investigation indicates that he was approached by two boys in their early teens, one of whom cut him with an unknown weapon.

Officers attempted to locate the suspects, but were unsuccessful.

If anyone has information about this case, please contact Assault Detectives at 503-823-0400 or crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 20-315473.

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One Victim Injured After Shooting in Centennial Neighborhood - 10/17/20

A woman is recovering from a gunshot wound after a shooting in the Centennial Neighborhood.

On Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 12:29p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a shooting at an apartment complex in the 2500 block of Southeast 167th Avenue. When officers arrived the located one victim, an adult female, with a gunshot wound to the arm. Officers applied a tourniquet to reduce blood loss while paramedics were responding. The victim was transported to a hospital and her injury was determined to be non-life threatening.

Officers investigated and learned that an argument between known persons led to the shooting in the parking lot. The suspect left the area before police arrived and no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call Assault Detective Michael Jones at 503 823-0400 or Michael.Jones@portlandoregon.gov. Please reference case number 20-314952.

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Drive-by Shooting in Cully Neighborhood, Detectives Request Information - 10/17/20

A shooting outside of a market in the Cully Neighborhood has Assault Detectives requesting information from the public.

On Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 3:50p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a shooting at Northeast Killingsworth Street and Northeast Cully Boulevard. Officers did not locate any victims or suspects, but they did discover evidence of gunfire in front of a corner market.

Officers investigated and learned that three victims, all males, were the apparent targets of the shooting. They ran off after the shots were fired and did not contact police. Assault detectives are hoping to get statements from them as well as any witnesses who saw the shooting.

The suspect vehicle is described as a light colored sedan with an unknown number of occupants.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call Assault Detectives at 503 823-0400 or CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov. Please reference case number 20-315133.

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

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Cully Neighborhood, One Individual Injured - 10/17/20

On October 17, 2020, at approximately 12:40 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 5200 block of Northeast Columbia Boulevard on reports of a shooting at an auto body shop which is used as a nightclub. A 911-caller, who was no longer at the location, stated their vehicle had been shot while attending a gathering at the location. Officers arrived on scene and found evidence of gunfire, including shell casings.

As officers collected evidence outside the location of the shooting, a separate victim, who had also been at the location, walked into a local hospital with a single gunshot wound to the leg. The victim's condition is serious. As officers continued their investigation, they learned a shooting had occurred inside the auto body shop as well.

No other victims have come forward at this time and a suspect has not been arrested in regards to this incident.

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

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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PPB Takes Action to Address Community Feedback about Crowd Management to Increase Transparency and Trust - 10/16/20

The Portland Police Bureau today announced it will assign every officer a three-digit number and require that the number be prominently displayed on officers' helmets during crowd management events. PPB has heard feedback from community members about the difficulties involved in being able to identify officers with the current system involving a lengthier personnel number in lieu of a name tag.

The Police Bureau also said it has assigned five officers alternative duties outside of crowd management response while investigations occur based upon concerns reported by members of the public. When the Bureau is aware of these concerns or is aware of an incident where policy may have been violated, cases are referred to the Independent Police Review (IPR) and Professional Standards Division (PSD).

"We support peaceful protest and understand that reforms to advance racial justice are necessary and overdue," said Deputy Police Chief Chris Davis. "We also want the public to be able to easily identify officers if they have concerns. That's why, beginning immediately, we are assigning every officer a three-digit number to be prominently displayed on the helmets required while performing crowd control duties," he said.

The bureau says it will move quickly to ensure numbers are stenciled on every helmet. The work will begin immediately and be completed by November 15th.

"Being a police officer is hard and hazardous work on a good day, and Portland's police officers have been responding to protests, demonstrations, and other incidents for over several months. I want to thank each and every member of the Portland Police Bureau for the effort they put into serving this community this year," said Mayor Ted Wheeler. "I also want to thank the Bureau for responding to community concerns about officer identification and use of force," he said.

"PPB values excellence in service and we hold ourselves to a high standard," said Chief Chuck Lovell. "The vast majority of police response meets or exceeds our standards, but there are times when we fall short. This is why we have a process to review, gather information and assess if the actions were within or outside of policy and from there identify what appropriate intervention is needed, such as counseling, remedial training or discipline. We have heard the concerns from many community members and are working on solutions to address them. We continue to assess our policies and practices as well as identify where we can improve and grow to meet our community's expectations and enhance our service."

Previously, officers were asked to wear a personal identification number in lieu of a name tag due to concerns and threats about doxxing. Doxxing involves publishing or making public personal information about an individual, such as addresses, phone numbers, and associates, for example. There have been concerns about the safety of officers and their families because of doxxing-related threats.

Despite the requirement that officers wear personal identification numbers, members of the public report it is difficult to see or recall the personal identification number of officers during often dark and dynamic crowd management situations.

In addition, the Bureau also will, over time, shift to a last name being embroidered on the uniform rather than the metal name tags that are small and challenging to read. PPB is already taking steps to implement the embroidered name directive.

Finally, the Bureau also will provide officers with a name badge for their uniform with their new 3-digit number to use in crowd management situations. The size and font will be standardized and big enough to be able easily seen. Both the embroidery and number name tag action items will be implemented as quickly as procurement can occur and budget permits.

If anyone has a complaint or commendation for a PPB member, contact the Independent Police Review at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/ipr/42860
For more information about the discipline process, visit: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/759437

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PPB & MCSO Planning with Partners for Upcoming Elections - 10/16/20

The Portland Police Bureau and the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office are working with local partners to prepare for Election Day and the days following. While there is not an identified threat to Portland related to the election, PPB and MCSO are preparing and coordinating with partners to increase public safety during this time.

In the past, some individuals and groups have gathered and marched following the election results, both in celebration and sometimes because they are angered or upset. In some instances, significant damage was done to local businesses, which did not change the election outcome, but hurt our community members.

PPB and MCSO will be increasing staffing on Election Day and the days following as a precaution. While we promote and support the exercise of the First Amendment rights to assemble and engage in free speech, engagement in criminal activity will not be tolerated.

Examples of criminal behavior that will not be tolerated include, but are not limited to:
* Impeding transportation by blocking streets and vehicular traffic. Pedestrians on or blocking freeways or major thoroughfares is extremely dangerous and poses a life safety risk.
* Lighting fires and burning materials,
* Vandalizing and damaging property,
* Assaultive behavior
* Unlawful weapons possession and/or use

PPB and MCSO's goal is to have a safe election season and we hope to do so without having to make any arrests.

PPB and MCSO will be working in coordination with local partners to keep the public informed about identified public safety information. To get the most up-to-date information, follow us on Twitter @PortlandPolice and @MultCoSO

If anyone has information about criminal activity that is being planned or is happening, call 9-1-1 in an emergency situation or (503) 823-3333 otherwise.

Multnomah County Elections is the lead agency for elections-related security. For information about election security, please visit: https://multco.us/multnomah-county/news/trust-security-vote-mail

"This election season has increased fear and uncertainty for many of our community members," said Chief Chuck Lovell. "We want our community to know we are prioritizing public safety by adding resources and collaboration during this important time. We ask for the public to help us by reporting criminal activity, staying informed, and engaging in lawful activities. Together, we can achieve a safe election season in Portland."

"Safe elections are critical to a healthy democracy. The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to ensuring community members can safely exercise their right to vote and peacefully gather to engage in free speech events," said Sheriff Mike Reese.

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Group Blocks Traffic, Vandalizes Property, and Lights Fires Outside Justice Center; Arrests Made - 10/16/20

On October 15, 2020, a group gathered outside the Justice Center in Downtown Portland. Nearly 100 people began standing in the street on Southwest 2nd Avenue between Southwest Madison and Southwest Main Street. Members of the group were seen spray painting Central Precinct as well as putting garbage near the entryways and exits to the sally port garage doors. At the same time, members of the group started a large fire in the intersection located at Southwest Main Street and Southwest 3rd Avenue. As the fire grew larger, members stood near blocking vehicular traffic. Smaller fires were lit by igniting the garbage left near the sally port doors.

Warnings were issued over loudspeaker advising the crowd that all streets are open to vehicular traffic. You must immediately vacate the roadway and proceed to the sidewalk. If you remain in the roadway, you may be subject to arrest for Disorderly Conduct, Interfering with a Police Officer, and other State and City offenses. If you remain in the roadway and show the intent to engage in physical resistance to removal, or if emergency circumstances require, you may be subject to the use of force, including crowd control agents, tear gas, and impact weapons. Move to the sidewalk. Despite the warnings, the crowd continued to block vehicular traffic on Southwest 2nd Avenue as well as Southwest 3rd Avenue at Southwest Main Street.

A passenger vehicle associated with the group stopped near the sally port doors and a passenger exited the vehicle and added accelerant to the fires. The vehicle was later stopped and the passenger was cited for reckless burning and arson 1.

Portland Police along with Portland Fire moved in to the area of Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Main Street and Firefighters addressed the fire. After the fire was out, officers and firefighters left the area.

The group continued to stand in the street and block vehicular traffic. Members of the group also continued to light small fires. Once again the group was warned over loudspeaker to vacate the roadway or they would be subject to use of force, including crowd control agent, tear gas, and impact weapons. The group continued to stand in the roadway and officers arrived on scene and made some targeted arrests.

The group began to leave the area and was mostly dispersed by 12:30 a.m.

The Portland Police Bureau did not use crowd control munitions or CS (tear) gas.

The following person was cited on listed charges:
*Talbot, Rachel Lee, 18-year-old, Reckless Burning, Arson 1

The following people were arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on listed charges:
*Reinhardt, Zachary, 29-year-old of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
*Bowen, Justin, 25-year-old of Portland, Oregon, Reckless Burning

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Lents Neighborhood - 10/15/20

On October 15, 2020, at approximately 10:09 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a gas station located in the 5500 block of Southeast 82nd Avenue on reports of a shooting. When officers arrived on scene they learned a victim was filling up their gas tank when a suspect vehicle drove through the parking lot and fired rounds towards them. The victim was grazed in the ankle by a bullet. The victim's vehicle was also struck by bullets as well as one of the gas station's pumps. The victim's injuries were minor and they were not taken to the hospital.

The suspect vehicle was described as a silver Subaru sedan. The suspect is still outstanding.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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Update: Arrest Made in Homicide from Downtown Hotel Shooting - 10/15/20

On October 8th, 2020, Homicide Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau obtained an arrest warrant for 22 year-old Abdikadir Osman for the crimes of Murder in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon related to the homicide of Shawn Fujioka.

On October 15th, 2020, members of the Portland Police Bureau's Detective Division, Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), and US Marshals Fugitive Taskforce located and arrested Osman in the 3600 block of SE 28th Avenue.

A short time later, Detectives, with the assistance of SERT and the Bureau's Crisis Negotiation Team, served a search warrant in the 8400 block of Southeast 77th Ave related to the investigation.

Osman was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center.

Anyone with additional information can contact Detective Travis Law at 503.823.0395 Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Ryan Foote 503-823-0781 Ryan.Foote@portlandoregon.gov

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

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Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips from your smart phone.

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In the early morning hours of Tuesday, October 6, 2020, Officers from Central precinct responded to a shooting in the 1400 block of Southwest Naito Parkway where they found an adult male, injured from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital and later died.

The victim has been identified as 23 year-old Shawn Fujioka from southwest Washington. The family has been notified and provided the attached photograph for release.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determined the cause of death was a gunshot wound and the manner has been ruled a homicide.

There is no suspect information at this time.

Anyone with additional information can contact Detective Travis Law at 503.823.0395 travis.law@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Ryan Foote 503-823-0781 Ryan.Foote@portlandoregon.gov

This is the 40th homicide this year and the 37th since June 11th.

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

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Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips from your smart phone.

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A victim was injured in a shooting Tuesday morning in a Downtown Portland hotel room.

On Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 12:59a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of a shooting in a hotel in the 1400 block of Southwest Naito Parkway. Officers arrived and located a male with an injury consistent with gunfire. The victim was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. His prognosis is unknown.

There is no suspect information at this time. Officers have closed off parts of the hotel during the investigation. Investigators are processing evidence and it will likely be some time before there will be an update.

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PPB Seeks Public Input on Directives - 10/15/20

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

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

1st Universal Review: 10/15/20 -- 10/30/20
* Directive 650.00, Search, Seizures, and Inventories

2nd Universal Review: 10/15/20 -- 11/14/20
* Directive 640.52, Vehicle Collision Review Board

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 Offers Vouchers to Motorists to Assist in Fixing Equipment Violations (Photo) - 10/14/20

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to enhancing traffic safety and gaining voluntary compliance with traffic laws. In this spirit, the Bureau will begin issuing equipment vouchers to motorists stopped for minor vehicle equipment violations through the State's Car Care program. The intent of the voucher is to provide a discount at participating retailers that will assist the motorist in addressing the equipment violation at a reduced rate. The State has established 11 parts retailers who offer 20% discounts on parts purchases of $20.00 or more to a motorist via a voucher. Beginning tomorrow, October 15, serialized vouchers will be carried and issued by the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division officers.

"I am pleased that we are able to start this program. It highlights the positive impacts we can have outside of traditional enforcement and furthers the ability to assist community members in helping to make our roads safer," said Chief Chuck Lovell.

To find a participating retailer near you visit www.oregon.gov/osp/CarCare. Vendors interested in participating in this process may contact Oregon State Police Motorist Discounts at OSPGeneralServices@osp.state.or.us.

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UPDATE #2: Victim Pedestrians Killed by DUII Driver Identified - 10/12/20

The pedestrians killed after being hit by a car on I-5 Saturday morning are identified as Katherine R. Chavez, 37, and Paris C. Green, 32. Their families have been notified of their deaths.

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A suspect driver is facing criminal charges after striking and killing two pedestrians on Interstate-5 freeway Saturday morning.

Preliminary investigation by the Major Crash Team suggests that the two pedestrians, both adult females, had been in a SUV that broke down on the freeway's right shoulder. Another vehicle had stopped in the center of the freeway split between southbound I-5 and southbound I-405 (Fremont Bridge) to assist them. They were unable to get the SUV started. They were crossing the traffic lanes to reach the other vehicle when they were struck by a 2016 Ford Fusion driving southbound. A third pedestrian, an adult male, was uninjured.

The driver of the Ford was Michael A. Hanson, 25, of Portland. Hanson was determined by officers to be driving impaired and he was arrested. Hanson was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Criminally Negligent Homicide (2 counts) and Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants.

The identities of the victims are being withheld pending notification of their families.

The southbound lanes of the freeway were closed until approximately 9:45a.m. These are the 41st and 42nd traffic related deaths in the city of Portland this year. This crash was the third fatal crash in the city within a 24 hour time frame.

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A fatal traffic crash investigation has closed southbound I-5 between Northeast Killingsworth Street and the Rose Quarter.

On Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 2:21a.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on southbound I-5 at the I-405 interchange. Officers arrived and discovered two people had been struck by a vehicle or vehicles. Both were confirmed deceased.

The Portland Police Major Crash Team is enroute. The freeway will likely be blocked for several hours during the investigation. Southbound traffic is being diverted off the freeway at Northeast Killingsworth Street. The next open on-ramp going southbound is at the Rose Quarter (Northeast Williams Avenue).

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

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Machete Attack Leaves Victim with Serious Injury, Suspect Arrested - 10/12/20

A victim is recovering from serious cuts after being attacked by a suspect with a machete in the Foster-Powell Neighborhood.

On Monday, October 12, 2020, at 1:57 p.m., officers from East Precinct responded to the 3600 block of Southeast 65th Avenue on reports of a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers found an adult male victim with severe injuries to his leg. The victim was transported to an area hospital.

Officers learned these injuries were the result of being attacked with a machete by a neighbor.
The suspect fled the scene once officers arrived. Officers were able to quickly find the suspect and safely take him into custody. Officers recovered a machete nearby.

The suspect is identified as Clayton M. Briggs, 24. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Assault in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Detectives are currently investigating the incident.

Anyone with information about this assault should please call Detective Jason Koenig at 503-823-0889 Jason.Koenig@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Joseph Corona at 503-823-0508 Joseph.Corona@portlandoregon.gov.

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Destructive Crowd Topples Historic Statues in South Park Blocks, Breaks Windows, Arrests Made (Photo) - 10/12/20

A destructive crowd toppled two historic statues in the South Park Blocks, broke windows, and caused other damage during a riot downtown Sunday evening.

On Sunday, October, 11, 2020 at about 7:45p.m., a group gathered near Southwest Naito Parkway and West Burnside Street. A published advertisement for the event (photo) indicated it was a direct action where cameras, journalists, and live streamers were specifically excluded. This indicated that those attending were planning to engage in criminal behavior and were attempting to prevent the collection of video evidence that could be used to hold them accountable. Many in the group were wearing all black, masks, body armor, helmets, and were carrying shields. At its peak the crowd numbered close to 300 people.

The group marched on West Burnside Street and Southwest Broadway, blocking all vehicular traffic. They stopped in the South Park Blocks, Southwest Park Avenue between Southwest Madison and Southwest Jefferson Streets. Individuals put chains and straps around the Theodore Roosevelt, Rough Rider equestrian statue. People pulled on it for several minutes. Then a vehicle was attached to it and used to topple the statue. The park was also marred with graffiti. According to Portland Parks and Recreation, that statue has stood there since 1922.

The crowd turned its attention to the Abraham Lincoln statue in the Park Blocks between Southwest Madison and Main Streets. The 1928 statue was also pulled to the ground (photo). After that, people in the crowd began breaking windows at the Oregon Historical Society building, 1200 Southwest Park Avenue. At least three lit flares were thrown into the structure in an apparent attempt to start fires. The flares went out before causing significant damage.

About the same time as the efforts to topple statues was occurring, Central Precinct Officers responded to a call of a subject in the 2500 block of Southeast Clinton Street shooting a firearm in the neighborhood. Multiple callers reported this alarming and dangerous behavior to dispatch. Upon arrival, police located the suspect who fled in the area of Powell Park. Additional resources were requested to assist, but most of the resources were busy with the escalating events downtown. Two officers arrived in the park and contacted the suspect who was not cooperative. The suspect was on his knees at one point, but not following orders, then got up and fled again. Officers were able to locate the suspect and take him into custody after he ran to a residence and went onto the front porch. Officers recovered a revolver and fortunately there were no reports of injured persons.

The march proceeded south to the Portland State University Campus Public Safety office at Southwest Broadway and Southwest Montgomery Street, where numerous windows were shattered (photos).

Due to the ongoing tumultuous and violent conduct, the incident met the legal definition of a riot. The crowd was advised that it was a riot over loudspeaker and via PPB's Twitter feed: "This has been declared a RIOT. All persons must immediately disperse to the NORTH. Failure to adhere to this order may subject you to arrest, citation, or crowd control agents, including, but not limited to tear gas and impact weapons."

Portland Police is adhering to a prohibition on use of CS gas, but a warning using the general term "tear gas" is required by state law.

Despite the warnings, the crowd continued committing acts of destruction. They broke windows and applied graffiti on businesses as they went, including a jewelry store, restaurants, coffee shop, bank, phone store and more. A restaurant in the 1400 block of Southwest Park Avenue had at least two bullets fired through the front windows, which lodged in the back wall.

Officers moved in and dispersed the crowd. They made targeted arrests, including one for breaking numerous windows. He was also armed with a loaded pistol (photo). The driver of a vehicle used to pull over the statue was also arrested, as was a person involved in an assault. More arrests and charges are possible. Officers also seized rocks and a hammer (photo).

The following were booked in the Multnomah County Detention Center on the listed charges:

Malik Muhamad, 23, of Portland - Criminal Mischief in the First Degree (6 counts), Riot, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public (city code)

Justin Bowen, 25, of Portland -- Assault in the Fourth Degree (2 counts), Unlawful Use of Pepper Spray

Brandon Bartells, 38, of Washington -- Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Reckless Endangering

Mentioned, but unrelated to the protest, Zoye Griffin, 18, of Portland -- Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Menacing (x2), Theft I, Interfering with a Police Officer (x2), Discharging a Firearm in the City, Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public, Criminal Mischief II.

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Attached Media Files: Pistol , graffiti , Subway , Shield , PSU , Jimmy Johns , jewelers
UPDATE: Identity of Motorcyclist Killed in Freeway Crash Released - 10/11/20

The motorcyclist who died in the crash is identified as Brian J. Stafford, 24. His family has been notified of his death.

The crash investigation determined that Stafford was riding a Kawasaki motorcycle in the left lane of Interstate-5 just north of North Lombard Street. Traffic stopped and Stafford was unable to stop in time. He fell off the motorcycle and struck the back of a Nissan Leaf. The motorcycle did not strike the Nissan. Stafford was transported to a hospital where he died.

The driver of the Nissan remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. No citations were issued.

This is Portland's 40th traffic related fatality of 2020. Since this crash there have been two more traffic deaths, not including another fatality where cause of death has not been determined.

###PPB###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###


A motorcyclist died in the hospital after a crash on I-5 freeway in North Portland.

On Friday, October 9, 2020 at 5:45p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a crash on northbound Interstate 5 near North Columbia Boulevard. When they arrived they located a motorcycle down. The rider was transported by ambulance to a hospital, where lifesaving measures were taken. However the rider was pronounced deceased.

Another vehicle involved in the crash stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. No arrests have been made.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division Major Crash Team responded. During the investigation, the left lane of northbound I-5 was closed between North Lombard Street and North Columbia Boulevard.

If anyone witnessed the crash and has not spoken to police, they are asked to contact investigator Enz at the Portland Police Traffic Division, 503-823-2208.

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Passenger Dies After Running From Crash, Traffic Division Investigating - 10/11/20

A portion of Northeast Sandy Boulevard was closed for several hours over Interstate-205 after a crash where a man ran from the scene and then collapsed, later dying at the hospital.

On Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 11:18p.m., a call was dispatched to the area of Northeast 97th and Prescott Street to assist medical crews on a man collapsed in the street. Multnomah County deputies were initially dispatched and discovered the man likely came from a crash on Northeast Sandy Boulevard near the I-205 overpass. North Precinct officers responded. They discovered a two car crash, and information suggests that the man who collapsed may have been in one of the cars involved in the crash. The injured man, who appeared to have run several blocks, was transported to a hospital, but died despite lifesaving measures taken by doctors. There were no other injuries.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division Major Crash Team (MCT) responded to investigate. At this time it is unknown if the man died from injuries that resulted from the crash or some other reason.

This is the 4th MCT callout of the weekend. At this time it is unknown if the person died from injuries sustained in the crash or other medical issues. That determination will be made by the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's office pending their examination.

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Mass Gathering Blocks Major Thoroughfare, Arrests Made - 10/11/20

A mass gathering formed in Northeast Portland and marched to North Precinct, where many began to block a major thoroughfare. Officers moved them out of the lanes of travel, and targeted arrests were made.

On Saturday, October 10, 2020 at about 9:30p.m., a gathering formed in Alberta Park, 1905 Northeast Killingsworth Street. The participants moved on sidewalks to North Precinct, 449 Northeast Emerson Street. When the group arrived, they were numbered at an estimated 75 people. Virtually all of them wore armor, helmets, masks, and/or carried shields and umbrellas.

North Precinct, an active community policing center operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, is a critical part of city infrastructure. It has been targeted numerous times over the past 130-plus nights by violent protests, including some that devolved into riots, arson fires, and violent attacks on officers. On numerous occasions, officers have attempted to deescalate by staying far back, and not intervening when streets were blocked by crowds. That strategy has not been successful in preventing violence from individuals in the crowd who are intent on forcing officers to respond.

The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) had information that the gathering was a planned "direct action" event. The crowd's posture, including their armored attire, strongly suggested that this was planned to be another such event. PPB was also concerned about the safety of the protesters, who were clad in black and difficult to see, on a major thoroughfare that was open to vehicular traffic. Due to these concerns, and the fact there were resources in place to make arrests, action was taken earlier in this event than ones before.

There were multiple warnings broadcast over loudspeaker and social media (Twitter):
"This is the Portland Police Bureau. To those gathered near North Precinct, NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd is open to vehicular traffic. Immediately vacate the roadway and proceed to the sidewalk. Additionally, do not participate in criminal activity. Those who do not move off NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd will be subject to citation, arrest or force. If you remain in the roadway and show the intent to engage in physical resistance to removal, or if emergency circumstances require, you may be subject to the use of crowd control agents, including, but not limited to, tear gas and impact weapons. Move to the sidewalk now."

While the Portland Police Bureau is adhering to a directive not to use CS gas, the term "tear gas" is required by state law to be included in such warnings.

After a pause to allow people a chance to move to the sidewalk, Portland Police officers moved the crowd out of the street and made targeted arrests. The road was soon reopened.

PPB fully supports community members exercising their free speech and other constitutional rights, and we ask that they do so safely and within the law.

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

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

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

Kayla Upperman, 33, of Wood Village, Oregon - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

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

Liam Beckman, 25, Unknown Residence - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

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

Kyle Wolfson, 38, Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Joel Hanson, 20, of Gresham, Oregon - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

John Doe, unknown age, unknown residence - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Resisting Arrest

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

Erik Gallup, 40, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Carrying a Concealed Weapon

Jonathan Bordas, 35, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Attempted Escape in the Third Degree

Kathryn Johnson, 24, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer

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

Amanda Seaver, 31, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree


Molly Peterson, 18, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

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

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

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

Judy Katz, 42, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer (2 counts), Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Timothy Douglas, 24, of Clackamas, Oregon - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

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

Ashley Marcle, 20, unknown residence - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Margaret Tapley, 27, of Portland - Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Resisting Arrest

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

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

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Rider identified - fatal motorcycle crash near SW 1st and SW Arthur - 10/09/20

The rider in this morning's fatal motorcycle crash has been identified as 41 year old Timothy P. Boyette.

Mr. Boyette was apparently riding along Southwest Kelly Avenue approaching the intersection of Southwest 1st Avenue and Southwest Arthur when his motorcycle left the roadway and collided with a light pole base and light pole. Mr. Boyette died at the scene.

This is an ongoing investigation. Portland Police Officer David Enz is the primary investigator and anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact him at David.Enz@portlandoregon.gov.

This is the 39th fatality investigated by the Portland Police Bureau traffic investigation unit.


###PPB###

On October 9, 2020, at about 5:55 a.m., Portland Police responded with medical to the report of a single motorcycle crash near the intersection of Southwest 1st Avenue and Southwest Arthur Street. Witnesses indicated that the motorcycle crashed into a fixed object and the rider was down and not moving. It was determined that the rider was deceased.

The Portland Police Major Crash Team responded to investigate and will release details when they are available.

Traffic around the crash scene was blocked and commuters experienced delays, especially on and off the Ross Island Bridge.

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Jimmy Lee
Jimmy Lee "Jamie" Melton
Update: Shooting Investigation Parkrose Neighborhood (Photo) - 10/09/20

The victim in this case has been identified as 52 year old Jimmy Lee Melton, known as "Jamie" to his friends. Mr. Melton died of a gunshot wound. A DMV photo is attached.

A relative is available for media contact. Please contact the Portland Police PIO.

This is an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to reach Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033 or Anthony.Merrill@portlandoregon.gov.


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Portland Police Bureau detectives confirm that there was one person killed and another person was injured in a shooting near Northeast 111th and Northeast Sandy Boulevard, reported at about 7:46 p.m., Thursday, October 1, 2020.

Cause and manner of death will be determined by the Oregon State Medical Examiner at a later time and date. The person who was injured is expected to recover. Additional information will be released at the direction of the investigators.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033 or Anthony.Merrill@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Shaye Samora at 503-823-0768 or Shaye.Samora@portlandoregon.gov.

This incident occurred near the scene of a separate shooting, which was reported at about 5:31 a.m. the same day. A person was found deceased at the scene of that shooting as well. Detectives have not released information connecting these incidents.


###PPB###

On October 1, 2020, at approximately 7:46 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 4700 block of Northeast 111th Avenue on reports of a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and located two individuals with gunshot wounds. Their medical status is not available at this time.

Officers have secured the crime scene and members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division are responding to assist in the investigation. Northeast 111th Avenue is closed from Northeast Sandy Boulevard to Northeast Wygant Street.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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Attached Media Files: Jimmy Lee "Jamie" Melton
Stabbing Investigation Underway at Hollywood Transit Center, One Individual Injured - 10/07/20

On October 7, 2020, at approximately 4:44 p.m., North Precinct officers and Trimet officers responded to the Hollywood Transit Center located in the 4100 block of Northeast Halsey Street on reports of a stabbing. Officers arrived on scene and learned an altercation between two people began on the Max platform. Both the suspect and the victim then entered a train where the suspect stabbed the victim. The victim suffered serious physical injury and was transported to an area hospital by ambulance.

The suspect has not been arrested at this time.

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

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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Group Throws Incendiary Device at ICE Building and Blocks Streets for Several Hours; Unlawful Assembly Declared - 10/07/20

On October 6, 2020, a march began in Elizabeth Caruthers Park located in the 3500 block of South Moody Avenue. The group walked to the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) building located in the 4300 block of South Macadam Avenue. Many in the crowd carried shields, wore helmets, gas masks, and body armor. As the group marched towards the ICE building, support vehicles followed them as they blocked streets.

Within minutes of the crowd arriving at the ICE building, people blocked vehicular traffic on South Bancroft Street. As Federal Protection Officers stood outside of the ICE building, people were seen flashing lights at their eyes. Rocks were also thrown towards Federal Protection Officers. Around 10:50 p.m., a group member threw a lit incendiary device on the roof of the ICE building. Due to the crowd's criminal behavior, Federal Protection Officers emerged from the building, in an attempt to clear the crowd from the property. As Federal Protection Officers dispersed the crowd, the group moved back to the north, in the direction of Elizabeth Caruthers Park.

Around 11:20 p.m., the group began marching south once again towards the ICE building. When the group regrouped outside of the ICE building, they continued to the block the streets. Due to the seriousness of the crowd's criminal behavior, the incident commander determined that the event was an unlawful assembly.

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

A small group of people returned to the ICE building and mostly dispersed by 1 a.m. The Portland Police Bureau did not use crowd control munitions or CS (tear) gas.

Those arrested were booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on the listed charges:
*Forster, Zachary, 24-year-old, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
*Lopez, Sean, 25-year-old, Portland, Oregon, Disorderly Conduct II
*Rider, Skyler, 18-year-old, Portland, Oregon, Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct
*Massagli, Camillo, 26-year-old, Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II

One individual was cited for a violation:
*Henshaw-Plath, Evan, 43-year-old, Unlawful Sound Amplification

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Stabbing in Centennial Neighborhood Group Home, Suspect Arrested - 10/06/20

A victim is recovering from an injury and a suspect faces assault charges after a stabbing in the Centennial neighborhood Monday evening.

On Monday, October 5, 2020 at 8:26p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of someone stabbed in a home in the 14300 block of Southeast Alder Street. When they arrived they located a victim with a stab wound to the lower back. The victim, an adult female, was transported by ambulance to a hospital. The injury was treated and determined to be non-life threatening.

Officers learned the suspect and the victim live together in the group home. After an investigation the officers arrested Olivia Doyle-Joseph, 20, of Portland. She was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Assault in the Second Degree, Assault in the Fourth Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Harassment. A knife was recovered and seized as evidence.

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Carlow
Carlow
Update: Decedent Identified in South Portland Death Investigation (Photo) - 10/05/20

The decedent in the September 30, 2020 death investigation has been identified as 42 year-old Nathaniel Philip Carlow. Mr. Carlow's family has been notified.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner found the cause of death to be from blunt force trauma. The manner in which Mr. Carlow died was undetermined by the Oregon State Medical Examiner and is still be investigated.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective William Winters at 503.823.0466 William.Winters@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Scott Broughton at 503-823-3774 Scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov.

###PPB###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On September 30, 2020, at 8:48 a.m., officers from Central Precinct responded to the area of Southwest 4th Ave and Caruthers St on a call of an adult male who was deceased in a homeless camping area.

Homicide responded and conducted a death investigation. There is no danger to the public.
The identity of the victim is not being released at this time.

The Police Bureau will provide further information as it is available.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective William Winters at 503.823.0466 William.Winters@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Scott Broughton at 503-823-3774 Scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov.

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Attached Media Files: Carlow
Six People Arrested During Gathering in Downtown Portland - 10/05/20

A protest in Downtown Portland Sunday evening led to six arrests.

On Sunday, October 4, 2020 at about 9:45p.m., a march began in Tom McCall Waterfront Park. The group walked to the new Multnomah County Courthouse at 1200 Southwest 1st Avenue. As the group arrived, they were warned via loudspeaker and social media not to vandalize the building or block traffic in the street. Failure to adhere to the order could result in arrest or use of force.

A few people spray painted the building. At least one arrest was made by Portland Police, and the suspect was transferred to the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office (MCSO). A support van that drove the wrong way on a one-way street and then blocked traffic was stopped and towed.

The group then marched to Central Precinct, 1111 Southwest 2nd Avenue. Some buildings were vandalized and more targeted arrests were made. The gathering marched to City Hall, and most of the crowd meandered away by about 12:30a.m.

Five people were booked by Portland Police into the Multnomah County Detention Center on the listed charges:

Patrick Welsch, 29, of Seattle, Washington -- Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Jeff Singer, 33, of Portland - Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Escape in the Third Degree

Devlin Oneill, 30, of Portland - Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Jason Grant, 22, of Vancouver, Washington - Criminal Mischief in the First Degree

Conor Finnegan, 28, of Portland - Criminal Mischief in the First Degree

A sixth person, Amber Purkapile, 21, of Portland, was booked by MCSO on a charge of Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree.

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Weapons and tools 1
Weapons and tools 1
Subject Smashes Patrol Vehicle Window, Deploys Pepper Spray-Captured Nearby, Weapons Seized (Photo) - 10/04/20

An officer is recovering from being pepper sprayed after a suspect broke his patrol car window and sprayed the interior of his vehicle. A suspect was arrested and charged.

On Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 9:39 a.m., an officer working the 881 district in Central Precinct was parked in a marked patrol vehicle doing paperwork in the area of South Corbett Avenue and South Lane Street. A male approached the patrol vehicle, broke out the back window (on the hatch), pepper sprayed the interior, then ran to a vehicle and drove off.

The officer was able to broadcast suspect information over the radio. He and assisting officers were able to locate and stop the vehicle about 6 blocks away. The suspect was arrested. The officer recognized the vehicle as one that had been following him earlier.

Inside the vehicle, officers found a window punch tools, pepper spray, throwing knives, a laser pointer, a slingshot, rocks, and more (PHOTOS). The items were seized as evidence.

John B. Russell, 41, of Portland, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Aggravated Harassment, and Criminal Mischief in the First Degree.

"As police officers, we know that the vast majority of community members who approach and contact us do so with no intention to do us harm," said Chief Chuck Lovell. "However, attacks like this one remind us all that there is the potential for people to try to take direct violent action against police officers. I applaud the officer for remaining calm and locating the involved subject and thank our investigators for furthering this investigation."

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Knife
Knife
UPDATE: Knife Attack Suspect Identified (Photo) - 10/03/20

Travis Sadler, 29, of Hillsboro, Oregon, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on Assault in the Second Degree (2 counts) and Unlawful Use of a Weapon (2 counts).

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

Two people were injured after a suspect slashed them with a knife in Downtown Portland.

On Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 2:08 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a call of someone trying to stab passers by in the area of Southwest 13th Avenue and Southwest Columbia Street. Officers arrived and located two victims with serious cuts. One victim was cut on the arm. The other was cut on his ear. The victim with the arm injury was transported to a hospital for treatment. Both have injuries that are believed to be non-life threatening.

Officers encountered the suspect trying to slash other victims. The suspect complied with the officers and was arrested. A knife (photo) was recovered and taken as evidence. Assault detectives responded to assist with the investigation.

The suspect, an adult male, will be identified after he's charged.

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Attached Media Files: Knife
Flattened Tire
Flattened Tire
UPDATE: Suspect Who Jumped on Police Motorcycle Identified (Photo) - 10/03/20

The fourth suspect arrested was treated and released from the hospital and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

Tealeanna Lindseth, 22, unknown residence, Riot, Interfering with a Peace Officer (2 counts) and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree (2 counts).

Her booking was delayed because the officers who were transporting her found that multiple tires on their police vehilce had been slashed (photos) in the hospital parking lot. Officers are investigating the vandalism.

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A woman was arrested after she jumped on a police motorcycle trying to disengage from a hostile crowd during a protest in the North Tabor neighborhood.

On Friday, October 2, 2020, a mass gathering formed in Laurelhurst Park (Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard and Southeast Stark Street). Portland Police Bureau (PPB) learned that the group intended to march in the street, so officers used a loudspeaker to remind them that there was no permit to march in the street and any march had to stay on the sidewalk. The group was also warned that they could be arrested if they try to enter the Penumbra Kelly building property.

The Kelly Building, in the 4700 block of East Burnside Street, has been the focus of numerous demonstrations over the past 4 months, including some that became violent riots. The building houses some PPB specialty units and the Multnomah County Sheriff's office, as well as staging of critical public safety vehicles and equipment that need to be quickly accessed for emergencies.

Despite the warnings, at 9:00p.m., the group left the park and began a march in the street. More than 100 people were participating. The group marched in the traffic lanes, moving through traffic.

Shortly after arriving at the Kelly Building, officers reported that individuals in the crowd began shining high-powered flashlights in their eyes. The officers were set up far back in the parking lot, out of sight. They were attempting to deescalate the situation by not showing a large police presence. However, the crowd was hostile, chanting about burning the building down. Many in the crowd wore gear suggesting they intended to engage in physical confrontations with police, including helmets, gas masks, shields, and body armor.

Participants in the gathering, including several with "press" markings, began to encroach on the Kelly Building property. The officers issued warnings over loudspeaker that PPB appreciates them being there to observe and report, but they were not to enter or remain on the Kelly Building property.

The participants moved back into the street, where they stayed for several hours.

At about midnight, traffic officer approached a vehicle blocking traffic at East Burnside Street and Northeast 47th Avenue. The vehicle drove up to Northeast 47th Avenue and Northeast Couch Street where it stopped briefly, before eluding the officer. The officer did not pursue. Concurrently, members of the gathering swarmed the traffic officer, surrounding him. He ordered them to step back multiple times, but they continued to converge around him. Individuals in the crowd began throwing unknown objects at him. Due to the extreme danger of a hostile crowd, the officer slowly pulled his motorcycle forward to disengage, turning to avoid some people standing in his path. During the maneuver, a woman jumped on the front of the motorcycle and was pushed aside. The officer was uninjured.

A medic and numerous officers responded and staged an ambulance in case the person needed medical attention. The officers encountered the hostile crowd and officers had to physically hold back some individuals. One arrest was made. But when officers learned that the person refused medical attention and was uncooperative, they chose to disengage.

Less than an hour later, the officers learned that the person had returned to the Kelly Building and she was arrested nearby. Another person interfered with the arrest and was also taken into custody.

Officers disengaged from the crowd again. The crowd continued to block traffic on East Burnside until about 1:00a.m.

Four people were arrested. The following were booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on the listed charges:

Joel Hanson, 20, of Gresham, Oregon -- Attempted Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Harassment

Dominic Williams, 26, of Portland - Attempted Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Alexander Sundine, 27, of Vancouver, Washington - Interfering with a Peace Officer

The woman who jumped on the motorcycle is in custody has not been booked or cited yet because she is being evaluated at a hospital. She will be identified at a later time.

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Attached Media Files: Flattened Tire , Police Vehicle
Michael Epps Junior
Michael Epps Junior
Update: Homicide Victim Identified (Photo) - 10/02/20

The victim from Thursday morning's homicide has been identified as 38-year-old Michael Epps Junior. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined the cause of Epps' death was from a gunshot wound and the manner of Epps' death a homicide. The Portland Police Bureau will not be releasing additional information about this case at this time.

Mr. Epps' family has been notified of his death and provided the attached photo.

Portland Police homicide detectives are investigating and continue to ask that anyone with information about this incident contact Det. Scott Broughton at 503-823-3774 or Scott.Broughton@portlandpolice.gov or Detective Joseph Corona at 503-823-0508 or Joseph.Corona@portlandoregon.gov.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On October 1, 2020 at about 5:31 a.m., Portland Police responded to the report of a shooting near Northeast 111th Avenue and Northeast Sandy Boulevard. After arrival it was determined that a person at the scene was deceased.

Cause and manner of death will be determined by the Oregon State Medical Examiner at a later time and date. Additional information will be released at the direction of the investigators.

Portland Police homicide detectives are investigating and ask that anyone with information about this incident contact Det. Scott Broughton at 503-823-3774 or Scott.Broughton@portlandpolice.gov or Detective Joseph Corona at 503-823-0508 or Joseph.Corona@portlandoregon.gov.

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Attached Media Files: Michael Epps Junior
Lee Hudson
Lee Hudson
Update: August 16th Homicide Victim's Name Released (Photo) - 10/02/20

The victim in the August 16, 2020 homicide has been identified as 69-year-old Lee Hudson. Mr. Hudson's next of kin has been notified of his death. A photo of the victim is included in this release.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The correct phone number for Detective Scott Broughton is 503-823-3774. We apologize for the error.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On August 16, 2020 at 6.45 p.m., Portland Police officers responded to a welfare check at a residence in the 1100 Block of Southwest Stephenson Court. Police arrived and found a person who was deceased.

Portland Police detectives conducted a homicide investigation and arrested 65 year-old Robert Duane McGown of Portland who was charged with Murder in the Second Degree.

The identity of the victim is not being released at this time.

The Police Bureau will provide further information as it is available.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective Scott Broughton at 503-823-3744 Scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Jennifer Hertzler at 503-823-1040 Jennifer.Hertzler@portlandoregon.gov.

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Attached Media Files: Lee Hudson
Portland Police Traffic Division encourage people to find alternatives to driving impaired - 10/02/20

During the Labor Day weekend this last September, the Portland Police Bureau provided additional DUII patrols. We were able to make multiple arrests for Alcohol and Drug impaired driving over this extended weekend. Once again we noticed a lower number of impaired driving arrests than in year's past.

We hope everyone had an enjoyable time with family and friends as the summer season comes to a close. We would also like to thank our partners at Oregon Transportation Safety Division and Oregon Impact for their valuable support throughout the 2019-2020 DUII Grant year. Their assistance and dedication to building safer communities has proven to be invaluable.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind the public drug-impaired driving is just as dangerous, and illegal, as alcohol-impaired driving. Please follow these helpful reminders:

?NLG1/4 Use a designated driver
?NLG1/4 Call a taxi or ride-sharing company
?NLG1/4 If you drink or smoke marijuana, do it responsibly
?NLG1/4 Remember, buzzed driving is drunk driving

Community members can support zero tolerance for impaired driving by immediately reporting impaired drivers to 9-1-1. 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

Phone in one hand, ticket in the other - 10/02/20

Driving during the month of October 2020. Throughout this last year the Portland Police Bureau has been fortunate to partner with Oregon Impact and the Oregon Transportation Safety Division; who have provided additional funds for patrols specifically looking for distracted drivers. This doesn't mean writing more citations--it means saving more lives.

Distracted driving is one of the fastest growing safety issues on the roads today. Distracted drivers aren't just a threat to themselves, they're a danger to everyone else on the road. The national distracted driving effort focuses on ways to change the behavior of drivers through legislation, enforcement, public awareness, and education.

There will be a nationwide mobilization campaign focusing on distracted driving this month from October 5 -- 12; and the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division will be taking part in this nationwide effort to help save lives.

As a reminder; the first time violation for Operating a Motor Vehicle while using a Mobile Communication Device will cost you up to $270.00 in Multnomah County. If you receive a second citation for this same violation the fine cost you up to $445.00, and if you are caught a third time you have now just committed a Class B Misdemeanor with a minimum fine of $2000 which could be imposed.

5 Texting while driving statistics you should know
1. Texting while driving is equivalent to driving after consuming 4 beers
2. Texting while driving you are 23 times more likely to be involved in a crash
3. Texting while driving will take you an additional 5 seconds to react to an incident occurring in front of you
4. Texting while driving gives you the reactionary skills of a 70 year old adult
5. Texting while driving is the cause of 25% of all crashes

Do your part and learn from these statistics and help educate other about the dangers of Distracted Driving. Stay ALIVE....Don't Text and Drive!!!

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

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Update: Kenton Neighborhood Homicide Victims Identified (Photo) - 10/02/20

Two people found dead on September 29, 2020, near North Victory Boulevard and North Force Avenue have been identified. 41 year old Amber Coughtry and 41 year old Billy Lewnes both died from gunshot wounds and the Oregon State Medical Examiner has ruled their deaths homicides. Ms. Coughtry and Mr. Lewnes are the 36th and 37th homicide victims in Portland in 2020.

Additional information regarding this case will be released at the direction of the investigators.

These homicides are under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457 or Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov, or Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033 or Anthony.Merrill@portlandoregon.gov.


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On September 29, 2020, North Precinct officers responded to the area of North Victory Blvd and North Force Ave on reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found two victims of gunshot wounds who were deceased. The identity of the victims are not being released at this time.

Homicide detectives responded and conducted an investigation. An autopsy is scheduled with the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office to determine cause and manner of death.

If anyone has information about the incident and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to please contact Detective Rico Beniga 503-823-0457, Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033 or Anthony.Merrill@portlandoregon.gov

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

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

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips from your smart phone.

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On September 29, 2020, at 5:01 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of North Victory Blvd and North Force Ave on reports of a shooting.

Homicide detectives have responded and are investigating. There is no further information to release at this time.

If anyone has information about the incident and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to please contact Detective Rico Beniga 503-823-0457, Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033 or Anthony.Merrill@portlandoregon.gov

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

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

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips from your smart phone.

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Portland Police Bureau begin making certain released public records requests available on website - 10/01/20

Community members, including members of the media, often make public records requests for information related to activities of the Portland Police Bureau. Among those activities is work related to demonstrations.

The Portland Police Bureau recognizes the strong community interest in the ongoing demonstrations in recent months and wants the public to have access to all demonstration-related public records which have been released to the media so that everyone has the opportunity to review those records. Many of these records have been requested by multiple media outlets. Posting them publicly not only allows for members of the public to view them, but also allows for media requesters to obtain their records more quickly. By posting these records publicly, the Portland Police Bureau hopes to eliminate duplicative requests, which will allow Public Records Unit staff to respond to public records requests in a timelier manner.

Public records requests are up this fiscal year by about 300 requests per month.
Beginning today, public records releases related to the ongoing demonstrations will be posted approximately weekly. They may be accessed by going to portlandoregon.gov/prr and clicking on Trending Topics then Ongoing Demonstrations 2020.

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Walk-In Gunshot Wound Investigation; Unknown Crime Scene - 09/30/20

On September 30, 2020 at 10:07 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of a walk-in gunshot wound victim at a local hospital. His injuries were determined to be non-life-threatening.

The victim would not provide specific details of the incident and officers have not been able to locate a crime scene. No arrests have been made.

If anyone has information about this shooting they are asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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

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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Shooting Investigation Underway in Eliot Neighborhood; Residence Hit, Several Vehicles Hit, Over 55 Bullet Casings Recovered - 09/30/20

On September 30, 2020, at approximately 8:44 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of Dawson Park located in the 2900 block of North Williams Avenue on reports of several shots fired in the area. Officers arrived on scene and located evidence of gunfire spread over several city blocks. 58 bullet casings were recovered to include those from an AK-47 rifle, and a 9 millimeter semi-automatic pistol. Four vehicles were located that were struck by gunfire as well as a family residence.

Officers have not located any victims at this time.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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