Portland Police Blotter

UPDATE: Shooting Investigation Underway In The Glenfair Neighborhood - 06/17/19

The investigation continues into last night's shooting. The victim is expected to survive his injuries. There is still no suspect information to share at this time as investigators are actively working the case.

Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to call GVRT Detective Joseph Corona at 503-823-0508.

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Tonight, June 16th, 2019 at 8:20 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast Stark Street and Southeast 155th Avenue on the reports of a shooting. Officers arrived in the area and located a victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim, an adult male, was transported by AMR to a local area hospital with critical injuries. The suspect is not in custody and there is no suspect description at this time.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) is assisting East Precinct officers in this investigation.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

If anyone witnessed this incident, they are asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Shooting Investigation Underway In The Lloyd Neighborhood - 06/16/19

Tonight, June 16th, 2019 at 5:35 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Holladay Park on the reports of a shooting. Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire. As of now, there are no known victims and the suspect is in custody. There is no suspect description at this time.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team is assisting North Precinct officers.

Holladay Park is closed while officers investigate this incident. The PIO is not responding to the scene.

If anyone witnessed this incident, please call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Pedestrian Dies After Collision With Car - 06/14/19

Last night, Thursday June 13th, 2019, at 8:40 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a vehicle crash involving a pedestrian. Police and medical crews arrived and found the pedestrian suffering from critical injuries. She was transported to a local area hospital.

This morning, June 14th, that pedestrian passed away from her injuries at the hospital. She has been identified as 82-year-old Louanna Battams.

The investigation determined a car was travelling east along Southeast Foster Road and struck Ms. Battams who was crossing, in an unmarked crosswalk, near Southeast 71st Avenue. The driver of the car stayed at the scene of the crash and cooperated with the investigation. The driver was eventually released from the scene.

Anyone with information relating to this crash is asked to contact Traffic Investigator Chris Johnson at 503-823-4028.

This is the 26th traffic related fatality of 2019.

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

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

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

UPDATE: Traffic #ALERT: Major Crash Team Activation #PDXTRAFFIC - 06/14/19

The investigation continues into last night's fatal traffic incident. It was determined an adult male and an adult female died as a result of this single vehicle crash. Preliminary information suggests the sedan they were driving over corrected while merging and rolled over.

The identities of the deceased may be released after family notification.

Traffic investigators would like to talk with anyone who witnessed or has information relating to this crash. Officer Phillip Maynard can be reach at 503-823-2216.

This is the 24th and 25th traffic related fatality and the 32nd MCT activation of 2019.

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

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

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

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The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the area of Northbound I-405 near the US-26 exit to
assist Central Precinct officers investigate a fatal, roll over crash. Traffic is affected in that area and the interchange will be closed for at least three hours.

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

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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UPDATE: Shooting Investigation Underway In The Powellhurt-Gilbert Neighborhood - 06/14/19

The investigation continues into last night's shooting. It was determined the victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries. There is no suspect information to be released at this time as investigators are actively working this case.

GVRT investigators would like to hear from any witnesses. Detective Declerque can be reach at 503-823-2056. Detective Corona can be reach at 503-823-0508.

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Tonight, June 13th, 2019, at 9:44 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of someone shot near Southeast Powell Boulevard and Southeast 122nd Avenue. Officers arrived and located one male who was shot. He was transported to a local area hospital. It is not known what is medical condition is as of now. No one is in custody and there is no suspect information to share at this point in the incident.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) is assisting in this investigation. No updates are expected tonight.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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UPDATE: PPB Invstigating Shooting-One Subject Deceased (Photo) - 06/13/19

The investigation is continuing into last night's homicide. The victim has been identified as 27-year-old Samuel Fast Buffalo Horse. His picture is attached to this updated news release with his family's consent.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determined the manner of death to be homicide by gunshot wound.

During last night's investigation, there was an arrest made for an unrelated warrant during a traffic stop.

Witnesses or community members with knowledge of this incident are encouraged to contact Homicide Detective Travis Law at (503) 823-0395 or travis.law@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Vincent Cui at (503) 823-0049 or Vincent.cui@portlandoregon.gov

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On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at 9:24 p.m., North Precinct Officers responded to a report of a subject shot at Broughton Beach at 4701 NE Marine Drive. Officers from East Precinct and the Gun Violence Reduction Team responded to assist.

Officers arrived and located a citizen providing CPR on the injured male. Despite the attempted life-saving efforts, the male was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Investigators learned there was a large group of people gathered at the beach and a fight had broken out. During the fight, a subject fired a gun and struck the male who was later pronounced deceased. The suspect fled the area, along with a number of people on the beach.

The Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Division responded to the scene. Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division also arrived to photograph and process evidence.

Investigators believe some people may have fled who could have information or video connected to the incident. These witnesses are encouraged to contact Homicide Detective Travis Law at (503) 823-0395 or travis.law@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Vincent Cui at (503) 823-0049 or Vincent.cui@portlandoregon.gov

This is an active investigation. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office will determine the manner and cause of death and confirm the identity of the deceased male. After the identification is made and next of kin are notified, the identity of the deceased will be released to the public.

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UPDATE #2: Missing Person Located Safe (Photo) - 06/12/19

Mr. Hosey has been located and is safe. Thanks to those who were looking out for him.

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The missing subject's name is Kim Hosey. Here is the corrected message:

The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help in locating a missing 61 year-old man named Kim Hosey. Mr. Hosey was last seen in the area of the 4700 block of Northeast Multnomah Street on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. He was on foot when he was last seen. He was reportedly despondent and the Portland Police Bureau would like to locate him and check his welfare.

Mr. Hosey was last seen wearing the hat and shoes in the photograph included in the release.

Anyone seeing Mr. Hosey is asked to immediately call 9-1-1 or if someone has a tip about his whereabouts, email missing@portlandoregon.gov

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The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help in locating a missing 61 year-old man named Kim White. Mr. White was last seen in the area of the 4700 block of Northeast Multnomah Street on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. He was on foot when he was last seen. He was reportedly despondent and the Portland Police Bureau would like to locate him and check his welfare.

Mr. White was last seen wearing the hat and shoes in the photograph included in the release.

Anyone seeing Mr. White is asked to immediately call 9-1-1. If someone has a tip about his whereabouts, please email missing@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Hosey photo
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Police Bureau Awards Ceremony to Honor Officers and Community Members (Photo) - 06/12/19

Tomorrow,June 13, 2019 at 3:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau will hold an awards ceremony at Mannahouse Church, located at 9200 Northeast Fremont Street.

Members of the public and the media are invited to attend the event, honoring the work of Bureau members and community members.

More than two dozen awards will be handed out today, including: the Civilian Medal of Heroism, Medal of Valor, Police Medal, Police Star, Life Saving Medal, Distinguished Service Medal, Nathan Thomas Memorial Medal, Mark Zylawy Distinguished Service Medal, Achievement Medal, Commendation Medal, Unit Commendation, Unit Commendation with Valor and Certificate of Appreciation.

The ceremony is expected to last approximately one hour and there will be a reception following.

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$20,000 Reward to Solve the 2017 Homicide of Brian Spaulding (Photo) - 06/12/19

The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help to solve the 2017 homicide of Brian Spaulding.

Brian's family and friends have privately raised $20,000 to offer as a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for his death.

On Monday June 12, 2017, at 12:27 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 3500 block of Northeast 10th Avenue to conduct a death investigation.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and determined that the resident, 36-year-old Brian Elton Spaulding, was deceased. Based on observations at the scene, Homicide detectives responded to the scene.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and determined that Spaulding was the victim of a shooting and ruled the death a homicide.

At this point in the investigation there is no suspect information on known reason why Spaulding would be killed.

To be eligible for the family and friends reward, a person with information would need to contact Detective Todd Gradwahl at 503-823-0991 or todd.gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov.

People who wish to remain anonymous may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers, should their information lead to an arrest.

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

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, please visit https://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/support.php

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PPB Clarifies Details and Role Surrounding Death of Community Member-Seeking Public's Help - 06/11/19

On May 27, 2019, East Precinct Officers were dispatched to a call of a death in the 3500 block of Northeast Rocky Butte Road. Upon arrival, officers discovered a deceased individual, later identified as 31-year-old Otis Gulley, who we later learned identified as a trans-gender community member. Medical personnel responded and confirmed Gulley was deceased.

The Medical Examiner's Office responded to the scene to assume the investigation. Criminalists from the Portland Police Forensic Evidence Division also arrived to photograph and collect evidence.

The Medical Examiner's Office determined the cause of death to be suicide. Per Oregon Revised Statute 146.090, the Medical Examiner is the lead on the investigation and certification on the manner of death.

Today, the Police Bureau has learned from a media report that there may be community members with additional information and/or video of the incident. A member of the Detective Division has made contact with family in an attempt to gather more details. If anyone has information about this incident or the circumstances leading up to it, please contact Detectives at (503) 823-0400. Detectives will share this information with the Medical Examiner's Office.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to provide clarity about the roles and responsibilities during a death investigation. For example, the Police Bureau does not determine cause or manner of death, does not perform autopsies, does not determine whether or not an autopsy should be performed, and does not have the authority to release documents from other agencies. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office has these roles.

Additionally, this community member identified as a member of the LGBTQ community and was houseless. We continue to strive for increased trust and understanding with our LGBTQ and houseless community members. We encourage anyone with information about this incident to reach out to the Detective Division.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. The Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center is available 24 hours a day at 503-988-4888.

If you or someone you know is in mental health crisis please visit Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare's Urgent Walk-In Clinic. The clinic is located at 4212 SE Division and is open from 7am to 10:30pm, 7 days a week. Services are free and available to individuals of all ages.
Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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

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UPDATE: Police Release Identification of Suspect Who Threatened Woman at Knifepoint (Photo) - 06/11/19

The Portland Police Bureau and Multnomah County District Attorney's Office continue to investigate the officer-involved shooting that occurred on Sunday, June 9 2019, at 1331 Northwest Lovejoy Street.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office has identified the deceased suspect as 38-year-old David Wayne Downs. Detectives are trying to determine how long Downs had been in the Portland area; he was previously a resident of California.

The Medical Examiner determined the cause of death was the result of a gunshot wound. Toxicology results are pending, and the suspect's next of kin have been notified.

A photograph of the knife the suspect was using during the incident is being released. In order to protect the integrity of the investigation, there are no further releases anticipated related to this case until after the Grand Jury proceedings, when additional information will be released as appropriate.

The involved officers were interviewed by Internal Affairs investigators within 48 hours, per Bureau policy.

This continues to be an active and ongoing investigation. Detectives are asking anyone who may have had contact with the suspect to contact Homicide Detail Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762 or erik.kammerer@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319 or mark.slater@portlandoregon.gov

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

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

For more information, the Portland Police Bureau's directive outlining the procedures followed after an officer involved shooting may be found at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/656780

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Attached Media Files: Knife Photo , Downs Photo
PPB Investigating Shooting in the King Neighborhood-Occupied Vehicle Struck, No Injuries - 06/11/19

On Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at 10:26 a.m., North Precinct Officers responded to Northeast 9th Avenue and Northeast Emerson Street on the report of an occupied vehicle that had been struck by gunfire. Officers arrived and located the vehicle and occupant. The adult female occupant was not injured.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team and the Forensic Evidence Team responded to assist North officers with their investigation. Evidence of gunfire was located nearby and is being processed by the forensic team. Preliminary information suggests the occupied vehicle that was struck was not the intended target of the gunfire.

There is no suspect information to be released at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Michael Jones at (503) 823-4106 or at Michael.jones@portlandoregon.gov

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Safeway and PPB Sunshine Division Team Up to Stuff the Truck with Summer Food for Families (Photo) - 06/11/19

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

Media is invited to attend the June 12th from 12:00pm -- 1:00pm at the West Linn Safeway store located at 22000 Salamo Road.Media contacts:

For Sunshine Division: Kyle Camberg, Executive Director
Cell: 503.577.6852 or Email: kyle@sunshinedivision.org

For Safeway: Jill McGinnis, Director of Communications & Public Affairs
Direct: 971-533-4774 or Email: Jill.mcginnis@safeway.com


The Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division and Portland-metro Safeway stores are teaming up the month of June to "Stuff the Truck" with $5 and $10 summer hunger bags available at registers in support of Sunshine Division's summer food assistance programs. Select Safeway stores, including the West Linn store located at 22000 Salamo Road, will host community "Stuff the Truck" events from 11am -- 6pm to encourage customers to purchase summer hunger bags in response to increased childhood hunger issues when school is out and free and reduced meal programs are scarce.

We encourage media and the community to participate in this week's event on June 12th at the West Linn store. Other community partners and businesses will be onsite to give out free samples and help support the event.

The $5 and $10 summer hunger bags include core nonperishable food items such as pasta, peanut butter, tuna, and rice, all staples for Sunshine Division's food pantries and food box programs. Donors will receive a coupon for free ice cream.

The Summer Hunger Bag promotion is the second major food initiative partnership of the summer, following a generously funded Hunger Is grant, a charitable program of Safeway Foundation, designed to build awareness and raise funds in an effort to eradicate childhood hunger in America. The recent $165,000 Hunger Is grant will fund approximately 30,000 pounds of food for the summer food boxes and, as part of a larger programmatic summer food insecurity initiative, provide healthy breakfast options at the Sunshine Division's two pantries throughout the summer months.

"Our partnership with Sunshine Division allows us to address local need and give back right here in Portland. So many kids face summer hunger locally -- we hope the community can join us Wednesday and help us put an end to it. Let's Bag Summer Hunger!" Jill McGinnis, Director of Communications and Public Affairs.

About the Sunshine Division:
Since 1923, the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division has been providing emergency food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need. Whether due to the loss of a job, domestic crime, illness, or victims of fire or disaster, the Sunshine Division has built a 96-year legacy of mobilizing quickly and efficiently to assist distressed Portlanders.

The Sunshine Division offers emergency food assistance six days a week at their N. Thompson warehouse, five days a week at their SE Stark location, as well as 24/7 through their partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each police precinct that can be dispatched on demand. In addition to food relief they also offer new and gently-used clothing to those in need.

About Safeway Foundation
Founded in 2001, Safeway Foundation supports causes that impact our customers' lives. Albertsons Companies stores provide the opportunity to mobilize funding and create awareness in our neighborhoods through the generous contributions by our customers, our employees' passion and partnerships with our vendors. We focus on giving locally in the areas of health and human services, hunger relief, education and helping people with disabilities. Albertsons Companies and Safeway Foundation have invested $2 billion in our neighborhoods since 2001. For more information about Safeway Foundation, visit http://safewayfoundation.org/
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Holladay Park Safety Plan Announced - 06/11/19

North Precinct will participating in a community gathering on Wednesday, June 12th 2019, in the Lloyd neighborhood to unveil the summer 2019 Holladay Park Safety Plan. This plan involves a community led effort to bring numerous community and governmental organizations to the Lloyd neighborhood, specifically Holladay Park. Through the efforts of all the partners involved in this safety plan, the collaboration will bring a constant presence of prosocial activities and resources to the park in order to engage all citizens, especially our youth.

This plan was created with input from community members, stakeholders and members of local, state and federal governments. Some of the organizations who are involved in this plan are: the Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church, SOLVE, Portland Parks and Recreation, Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, Rosewood Initiative, Portland OIC, Portland Public Schools, Transit Police Division, Bonneville Power Administration, Federal Protective Services, Portland Police Bureau, Providence Health Care, Connected, Church of Scientology, Portland 5, Lloyd EcoDistrict and Oregon Youth Authority.

While discussing this plan, Pastor J.W. Matt Hennessee of the Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church and member of Connected said "I am very excited to be a part of this collaborative group. The work that will be completed this summer will be meaningful towards improving the Lloyd neighborhood."

About the plan, Kris Carico of SOLVE said "SOLVE is dedicated to bringing community members together to take care of our parks and neighborhoods, and that's exactly what we'll be doing this summer. We look forward to working alongside committed volunteers to keep the Lloyd District clean and healthy."

Community members and the media are invited to attend a meeting of this group on Wednesday, June 12th at 12:00 p.m. held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in the Mount Bachelor Community Room. Everyone is then invited to attend the BBQ outside in Holladay Park once the meeting concludes.

Update #2: Officers Involved in Shooting Identified - 06/10/19

The officers involved in the shooting incident at 1331 Northwest Lovejoy Street on June 9, 2019 have been identified as:

Officer Nathan Kirby-Glatkowski, a 2-year veteran, deployed deadly force,

Officer Jackson Oldham, a 4-year veteran, deployed less lethal force.

This investigation continues. Further information will be released as it becomes available.

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Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detectives have continued looking into the circumstances that led up to the officer-involved shooting this morning in the Pearl District. Detectives have confirmed the initial report was for a disturbance in a stairwell involving an adult male suspect who was armed with a knife and threatened to have an explosive device and a hostage.
Officers contacted the male and a female in the stairwell and the female appeared to be injured. The male had the female at knife point. Communication was attempted, then less lethal and lethal force were deployed.

The female has been treated and released from an area hospital for non-life threating injuries.

"This is the third time since last October that Portland Police officers have responded to a hostage situation involving an armed suspect," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "The danger of these situations forces officers to rely upon deadly force, which is an option police would rather avoid having to use. Due to the quick actions of the officers, the victim survived this incident with her life."

The identity of the suspect will be confirmed by the State Medical Examiner's Office and after next of kin are notified, will be released to the public.

The involved Bureau members' names will be released tomorrow, as per Bureau policy. The involved officers will remain on paid administrative leave until the completion of the Bureau and Multnomah County District Attorney Office's investigation.

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

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

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

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

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On Sunday, June 9, 2019, at 9:43 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a multi-use building, located at 1331 Northwest Lovejoy Street, on the report of a disturbance where a male was reportedly armed with a knife and threatened to have an explosive device.

When officers arrived at the location they contacted a male and a female in the stairwell of the building. The female appeared to be injured. Attempts were made to communicate with the suspect. During the encounter less lethal and lethal force were used. Officers requested medical assistance, but the suspect was determined to be deceased at the scene prior to medical arrival.

The involved female adult was transported to an area hospital for injuries. No officers were injured during this incident.

The Explosive Disposal Unit responded to the scene and determined there was not an explosive and no threat to the public.

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

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

"Calls involving armed and threatening subjects are complex and quickly evolving," said Chief Danielle Outlaw, "This investigation is in the beginning stages and we ask for patience as it unfolds. We will make every attempt to provide as much information to the public as we can that will not jeopardize the investigation."

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Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Underway - 06/09/19

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene of an officer-involved shooting investigation near Northwest 14th Avenue / Northwest Lovejoy Street.

Interested media should respond to the staging area in the parking lot of Key Bank. The PIO will be on scene in 30 minutes.

The investigation is in its early stages and no additional information will be released at this time.

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UPDATE: Officer Injured While Responding to a Welfare Check (Photo) - 06/08/19

The suspect in this case has been identified as 25-year-old Kaitlyn Shermaine Monroe. She was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assaulting a Police Officer, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

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On Friday, June 7, 2019, at 8:07 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast 33rd Avenue and Northeast Sandy Boulevard to check the welfare of a female that was in the roadway attacking passing cars. Officers received information that the female was walking in the middle of the road with a large kitchen knife in her hand, which she eventually discarded.

An officer arrived on scene and located the suspect. The suspect failed to comply with commands and less lethal munitions were deployed, which were ineffective. The suspect attacked the officer and the officer deployed his Taser. At the same time, a security guard saw the officer under attack and the security guard deployed his pepper spray at the suspect. The suspect was ultimately taken into custody.

During the struggle, the officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The officer, a 2-year veteran, was treated at the scene by medical personnel.

The suspect was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. The suspect's identity and charges will be released once she is booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

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Attached Media Files: Monroe
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36 Citations Issued During Tuesday's #VisionZero Traffic Safety Mission on Identified High Crash-Areas (Photo) - 06/07/19

On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, members of the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division conducted a Vision Zero traffic safety mission in various locations throughout the city. Officers focused on high crash areas such as Martin Luther King Boulevard, Stark Street, Powell Boulevard, Division Street, Lombard Street, and Highway 30.

Officers focused on dangerous behaviors and the officers were free to make traffic stops on drivers, pedestrians and bicycle riders as they saw appropriate. The officers were encouraged to share information about the Vision Zero program during these contacts. As always, officers were allowed the discretion to issue citations, warnings or classes.

During this traffic safety mission, 36 citations and 2 warnings were issued. Officers also offered traffic safety classes to 11 motorists after they were stopped for traffic violations.

The Traffic Division will be conducting future enforcement missions as staffing allows.

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

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

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Shooting Investigation in Northeast Portland -- Two Arrested -- Two Firearms Recovered (Photo) - 06/07/19

On June 6, 2019 at 9:22 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 5500 Block of Northeast 48th Avenue where a single shot was fired inside of a vehicle. A witness reported seeing the vehicle driving westbound on Northeast Killingsworth Street.

Officers located a vehicle that matched the description of the suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. Two people in the vehicle were arrested and two firearms were recovered. A single bullet hole was located in the roof of the vehicle.

The Portland Police Bureau's Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) responded to assist with the investigation. The two suspects were booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center. 18-year-old Marquise Djuan Brazile was charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon, two counts of Possession of a Loaded Firearm, two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Assault in the Fourth Degree. 18-year-old Calvin Jerome Jackson was charged with two counts of Possession of a Loaded Firearm and two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

There were no reported injuries as a result of the shooting.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

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UPDATE #2: SERT/CNT Activation -- Suspect in Custody -- Firearm Recovered (Photo) - 06/06/19

Tommy Lee Brown Jr. has been booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree, Theft in the First Degree, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and a detainer. Brown is on supervised pre-trial release for a previous robbery and must wear a GPS tracking device.

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UPDATE: SERT/CNT Activation -- Suspect in Custody -- Firearm Recovered

The suspect in this incident has been taken into custody by members of the Portland Police Bureau Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT).

This investigation began on Thursday June 6, 2019, at 12:56 p.m., when East Precinct officers responded to Kohl's located at 10010 Northeast Halsey Street on a report of a robbery in progress where the suspect brandished a firearm at loss prevention employees before leaving the store.

Officers arrived and confronted the suspect outside near Fred Meyer located at 1111 Northeast 102nd Avenue. The suspect did not comply and ran into Fred Meyer. Officers evacuated the store and set up containment in the area. SERT and CNT were activated and responded to the location to assist.

The suspect was taken into custody and a loaded firearm was recovered. He has been identified as 34-year-old Tommy Lee Brown Jr. Detectives from the Portland Police Bureau's Robbery Detail are responding to assist with the investigation.

The Portland Police Bureau understands the impact that an event like this has on the community. We are aware that several businesses went into lock-down, while others closed early. We would like to thank the community for their patience and their cooperation as officers worked to apprehend the suspect.

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#ALERT: SERT/CNT Activation

The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to the Gateway Fred Meyer located at 1111 Northeast 102nd Avenue to assist East Precinct officers with an armed subject inside the store.

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

The PIO will be responding to the scene and interested media should stage in the parking lot of Applebee's.

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UPDATE: Public's Help Sought in Locating Missing 68-year-old Man (Photo) - 06/06/19

Mr. Lashewtiz has been located and is safe.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate 68-year-old Stephen Lashewitz. Mr. Lashewtiz was last seen in the area of Northeast 122nd and Northeast Sandy Boulevard early this morning. Mr. Lashewitz functions at the level of a two-year-old but should be able to say his name.

Anyone who sees Mr. Lashewitz is asked to call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information or tips on his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Lori Fonken at 503-823-1081 or email missing@portlandoregon.gov

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#ALERT: SERT/CNT Activation - 06/06/19

The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to the Gateway Fred Meyer located at 1111 Northeast 102nd Avenue to assist East Precinct officers with an armed subject inside the store.

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

The PIO will be responding to the scene and interested media should stage in the parking lot of Applebee's.

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Fraud Alert: Phone Scam Impersonating Police -- Do Not Send Money (Photo) - 06/06/19

The Portland Police Bureau wants community members to be aware of a phone scam that is currently active in the Portland Metro area.

Officers have received reports from community members who stated that callers contact them claiming to be members of a police department or sheriff's department. The law enforcement impersonator often times:

* refers to the community member by name,
* tells the community member the call is being recorded, and
* tells the community member they missed a court appearance or jury duty.
The caller states they need to send money or a warrant will be issued for their arrest or they may turn themselves in to jail.

Sometimes scams such as these will include spoofing a legitimate police agency phone number and using a real name of a law enforcement officer in an attempt to gain the trust of the victim. No government agency of any kind takes gift cards as payment.

The Portland Police Bureau reminds you to be aware that:

* The Portland Police Bureau does not call individuals and demand or request money from community members under any circumstances.

* The Portland Police Bureau or any other legitimate law enforcement agency does not call community members seeking payment for outstanding traffic citations or warrants. This includes claims of unpaid federal or state taxes.

* Individuals claiming to collect debts may try to instill fear in potential victims to persuade them to forward money.

MoneyPak/Green Dot and Vanilla Reload have online tools to allow purchasers to request a refund if the scammer has not yet cashed the card.

For more information, please visit https://www.moneypak.com/refundrequest.aspx for MoneyPak/Green Dot and https://www.vanillareload.com/index.php/refund for Vanilla Reload.

If you are a resident of Portland and fall victim to these scammers with financial loss, you are encouraged to file a report by calling the Portland Police Bureau's Non-Emergency line at (503) 823-3333.

Tips to help avoid becoming a victim to this scam include:

* Never give personal or financial information to an unsolicited caller or email.

* Be suspicious of callers who demand immediate payment for any reason.

* Stay private. Regularly update privacy settings for social media sites. Scammers often make their stories more believable by trolling for personal information on Facebook, Twitter and similar sites.

* Utility companies and government agencies will never contact you for payment by GreenDot, MoneyPak or Vanilla Reload.

* Remember that anyone who has the number on a prepaid card has access to the funds on your card
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* Never wire money, provide debit or credit card numbers to a stranger.

The Oregon Judicial Department (OJD) advises that courts may use an independent collection service to collect unpaid monetary judgments and fines. If someone believes they are being scammed regarding an alleged unpaid traffic citation or other court-imposed financial obligation they can:

* Ask the collector (caller) for information specific to the alleged warrant or unpaid traffic citation. The caller should have the court case number, date of ticket and vehicle license number.

* Verify the debt or confirm other details by calling the OJD collections hotline at 1-888-564-2828.

* Use OJD Courts ePay to directly pay money owed to state courts for most traffic citations, civil fees or criminal fines (For more information go to https://www.courts.oregon.gov/services/online/pages/epay.aspx

If you receive a similar call, disconnect without providing any information or taking any instructions from the caller. Contact your local law enforcement agency.

The Oregon Department of Justice has a tremendous amount of information and resources available to protect consumers. Information can be found by visiting http://www.doj.state.or.us/Pages/index.aspx

For more information, visit the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Scam Alert website www.consumer.ftc.gov/scam-alerts

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Centennial Community Association Neighborhood -- One Person Injured - 06/05/19

On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at 12:31 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Fred Meyer parking lot located at 14700 Southeast Division Street on the report that a person had been shot.

When officers and emergency medical personnel arrived at the location they located an adult male suffering from what was believed to be a non-life-threatening gunshot injury. Emergency medical personnel provided the man medical aid and transported him, by ambulance, to a Portland hospital for treatment of his injury.

Officers located and detained one person of interest nearby.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gun Violence Response Team (GVRT) are responding to assume the investigation.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance footage of the shooting is asked to contact the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333 or GVRT at 503-823-4106.

This is an ongoing investigation and more details will be released as they become available.

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Transit Police Arrest Wanted Person on MAX Tracks -- Loaded Firearm Recovered (Photo) - 06/05/19

On Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at 7:55 a.m., Officers assigned to the Transit Police Division responded to the Hollywood Transit Station located at 4110 Northeast Halsey Street to assist TriMet personnel who contacted a man without proof of fare.

Officers learned through their investigation that the man had a felony warrant for his arrest. As officers approached the suspect, he backed away and then jumped onto the MAX tracks and ran towards I-84. Officers were able to take the suspect into custody on the MAX tracks. An arriving MAX train was momentarily interrupted during the course of the arrest. Officers recovered a loaded semi-automatic handgun from his waistband. Members of the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gun Violence Response Team (GVRT) assisted with the investigation.

The suspect, 28-year-old Travis Michael Collins, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on his outstanding warrant and on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm in a Public Place (Portland City Code), Interfering with Public Transportation, Resisting Arrest, and Escape in the Third Degree.

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Shooting Investigation in Downtown Portland - No Known Injuries - 06/05/19

On Tuesday, June 4th, 2019, at 10:49 p.m., officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's Central Precinct responded to the area of Southwest 13th Avenue and Southwest Clay Street on reports of a shooting.

Officers arrived in the area and searched for suspects and anyone injured by gunfire. No suspects or victims of gunfire were located. No one believed to have suffered injuries as a result of this shooting has arrived at local area hospitals. As officers continued the investigation, they canvassed the area and located evidence of gunfire.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gun Violence Response Team (GVRT) responded to assume the investigation.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance footage of the shooting is asked to contact GVRT at 503-823-4106.

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Officer-Involved Shooting from April Enters Next Phase of Review - 06/04/19

On Tuesday, June 4 2019, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office announced that a Grand Jury returned a not true bill regarding the use of force by Portland Police Sergeant James Mooney and Officer Michael Gonzalez on April 29, 2019.

"The Portland Police Bureau remains committed to transparency and will share all available information with the community," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "As with all uses of deadly force, the Bureau will conduct an internal review of the entire incident and the case will go before the Police Review Board (PRB), which is comprised of community members, Bureau members and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division."

The Police Bureau will publish the investigative files this week on the Bureau's Open Data page, which can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/733824

The Portland Police Bureau Directive that provides guidelines for members' actions related to reporting and investigating deadly force incidents may be found at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/656780

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PPB Sunshine Division Teams with Fred Meyer to Provide Food for Students Experiencing Homelessness (Photo) - 06/03/19

Media Contacts: For Sunshine Division: Kyle Camberg, Executive Director
Cell: 503.577.6852 or Email: kyle@sunshinedivision.org

For Fred Meyer: Jeffery Temple, Director of Corporate Affairs
Cell: 503.703.8890 or Email: Jeffery.Temple@fredmeyer.com


The Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division, Fred Meyer, and Community Transitional School (CTS) will partner in a new food pilot program thanks to a generous grant provided by the Fred Meyer Fund. With the funding, Sunshine Division staff and volunteers will provide weekly, kid-friendly, nutritious food kits to all Community Transitional School Pre-K to 8th grade students and their families, most of whom are experiencing homelessness.

CTS students are bussed directly to their (doors) to help them maintain regular school attendance while experiencing homelessness. Students are living in shelters, motels, cars, and other forms of transitional housing. Although all of the students receive free breakfast and lunch while in school, they experience food insecurity with weekly dinners and weekend meals.

Starting Thursday, June 6, 2019, The Fred Meyer/Sunshine Division pilot program will allow Sunshine Division staff and volunteers to purchase, pack, and distribute food bags to all CTS students once a week, year-round, including a limited summer program. The food kits will include items for dinner and weekends as well as healthy snacks. In addition, students will get to self-select items of their choosing as special treats. As part of their service project, some students in CTS's leadership program will get school credit for helping with the set up and filling of the food bags for school-wide distribution.

"We are excited our partnership with Fred Meyer continues to expand with this impactful new pilot program, serving homeless kids and their families with weekly food assistance", said Kyle Camberg, Executive Director for the Sunshine Division. "All Community Transitional School's students struggle with uncertainties day-to-day. By providing ongoing, quality food to these families with the Fred Meyer Fund grant, we can hopefully ease some of their worries. We couldn't provide this level of consistent support without Fred Meyer."
"At Fred Meyer, we believe that every child deserves an opportunity to succeed in life," said Dennis Gibson, President of Fred Meyer. "This innovative initiative is part of our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste strategy, and it is designed to make a big impact for these kids and their families. This program is possible in part to the success of our Hunger Round-Up program, where our customers can elect to round-up their transaction to the nearest dollar. 100% of money donated goes right to programs like this, to help end hunger in the communities that we call home."

About the Sunshine Division:
Since 1923, the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division has been providing emergency food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need. Whether due to the loss of a job, domestic crime, illness, or victims of fire or disaster, the Sunshine Division has built a 96-year legacy of mobilizing quickly and efficiently to assist distressed Portlanders.

The Sunshine Division offers emergency food assistance six days a week at their N. Thompson warehouse, five days a week at their SE Stark location, as well as 24/7 through their partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each police precinct that can be dispatched on demand. In addition to food relief they also offer new and gently- used clothing to those in need.

About Fred Meyer
Fred Meyer Stores, based in Portland, Ore., offers one-stop shopping at its 132 multi-department stores in four western states. More than 39,000 Fred Meyer associates help customers fill their food, apparel, and general merchandise needs in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Stores range in size from 65,000 to 200,000 square feet and carry more than 250,000 products under one roof. Additionally, Fred Meyer contributes more than $6 million to communities across the Northwest each year through grants from the Fred Meyer Foundation as well as product donations, cash donations and sponsorships. Fred Meyer also donates more than 7 million pounds of food to local food banks each year via the Food Rescue Program. Fred Meyer Stores is a division of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR). For more information, please visit our Web site at www.fredmeyer.com.

Sunshine Division Media Contact: Kyle Camberg, 503.577.6852
Fred Meyer Media Contact: Jeffery Temple, 503.708.8890

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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought in Locating Missing 19-year-old Female - 06/02/19

Sophia McCarty has been located and is no longer a missing person. The Portland Police Bureau would like to thank the community for providing helpful tips.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate 19-year-old Sophia McCarty. Sophia was visiting from out of town and was last seen riding her bicycle in the area of Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard / Southeast Division Street on Saturday June 1, 2019 at 11 a.m. Sophia does not have a cell phone. Investigators believe Sophia borrowed a phone and left a voicemail for a family member at 6:46 p.m. stating that she was lost and requested to be picked up from Rite Aid located at 2240 Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard. Sophia was gone by the time family arrived.

Sophia is described as a white female, 6'0" tall, 160 pounds. She was last seen wearing a gray hoodie over a white T-shirt, red baggy pants and black Vans shoes. She was last seen riding a blue Schwinn bicycle with a large white seat and a basket.

Investigators believe Sophia is lost in the Portland area. Anyone who sees Sophia is asked to call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information or tips on her whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Lori Fonken at 503-823-1081 or email missing@portlandoregon.gov

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PPB's Gun Violence Reduction Team Seizes 4 Firearms this Week-1 Adult, 2 Juveniles Arrested (Photo) - 06/02/19

On May 25, 2019, East Precinct officers took a report of threats involving a black Mercedes in the 7000 block of Southeast Carlton Street. At approximately midnight, Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) members located a similar vehicle driving through the same area, in close proximity to the location where the threats happened. GVRT officers stopped the car in a convenience store parking lot nearby and the driver was taken into custody.

Two handguns were found in the vehicle, and the suspect admitted to carrying them and involvement in other recent shootings (PHOTOS). The involved Mercedes had been the victim vehicle in recent shootings from a few days prior and had numerous bullet strikes over the entire car.

The driver was identified as 25 year-old Steven Newcomb (PHOTO). Newcomb was arrested and charged with Unlawful possession of a loaded firearm (City code) and Unlawful possession of a firearm.

On Thursday, May 30, at 8:00 p.m., East Precinct and Gun Violence Reduction Team officers responded to a shots call in the area of the 1400 block of Northeast 82nd Avenue. Witnesses reported several juveniles were seen running from the area of the shots.

GVRT officers arrived and searched the nearby 82nd Avenue Max platform and noticed a group of three teenagers on the platform. Officers spoke with the juveniles, who appeared very nervous. During the course of the interaction, officers seized a firearm, which was hidden in one of the juvenile's clothing on his person. Another juvenile tried to flee, but was captured. Another firearm was seized from his backpack.

Two of the teenagers were arrested and the third was released to a parent. Two of the juveniles were 15 years old and the other was 16 years old. Their names are not being released due to their ages. GVRT detectives are looking into whether or not these individuals or firearms are connected to other incidents.

The arrests of these subjects and the seizures of these firearms was paramount in preventing further retaliatory shootings, saving lives and making the community a safer place. GVRT officers continue to work diligently to safely take illegal firearms off the street to break the cycle of gun violence.

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against violence in the area. For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

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

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PPB Responds to DHM Research Survey Findings - 05/29/19

The Portland Police Bureau has received the DHM Community Survey and has reviewed the recommendations. There are several key findings and PPB has responses for those observations:

Finding: Portland residents view the Portland Police Bureau most positively when it comes to activities directly related to fighting crime.

Response: Crime prevention and reduction is a key goal and core activity for the Portland Police Bureau. We will continue to focus on crime fighting strategies with a goal of providing excellent customer service in the process.


Finding: Residents rated PPB's performance lowest on PPB's response to mental health crises in the community.

Response: We have achieved substantial compliance in the settlement agreement in all areas related to community based mental health services and crisis intervention from the DOJ. Our efforts to improve our response to those experiencing mental health crisis are on-going.

We have also recently increased our capacity with the Behavioral Health Unit Response Teams. We have increased the number of officers trained in Enhanced Crisis Intervention skills. Additionally, we continue to assess and train our staff to have the tools they need to handle these calls with compassion. We are a learning organization and are constantly striving to improve. All of our officers have received 40 hours of Crisis Intervention Training. Additionally, 146 of our officers have received Enhanced Crisis Intervention Training, which is an additional 40 hours of training.

Opinions are also influenced by our perceived roles in addressing the mental health crisis. PPB is often called as first responders to individuals experiencing mental health crisis. We are working diligently with community stakeholders to partner in identifying solutions to issues best addressed by social services.


Finding: Of those who had contact with the police, the majority report they were treated fairly.

Response: We are encouraged to hear that those who have direct contact with us feel positively. We strive to treat those we contact with fairness and dignity. We recently incorporated procedural justice training into our curriculum and have since blended these concepts into all of our scenarios and other trainings. The concepts include: voice, respect, neutrality, and trust.


Finding: Residents expressed concern that PPB uses more force than necessary when dealing with communities of color and those experiencing a mental health crisis.

Response: Members of the Portland Police Bureau use force rarely, as evidenced in the statistics, even in cases involving persons experiencing mental health crisis. In 2018, PPB had almost 26,000 calls for service where the officer indicated mental health was involved. Of those calls, police used force less than 0.7% of the time and the large majority of that force was the lowest level of force (Category 4-Examples would be a control against resistance or pointing of a firearm). Visit our Open Data tab at:

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/76875

When comparing custody data, there was force used in 5% or less of the custodies and less than 2% difference between racial categories when force was used. In 2018, there were 24,426 custodies. Of those, 8,516 (35%) involved a person of color.

There is additional information about force broken down by demographics, and includes factors such as whether a subject was armed, intoxicated, or experiencing mental health crisis. More information can be learned at our Open Data tab at:

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/76875


Finding: Residents from historically marginalized communities express greater concern about how PPB officers treat them.

Response: Community engagement is a Bureau wide endeavor. In 2018, we tracked 1,692 community engagement events PPB members participation in, including: educational workshops, community meetings, advisory council/board meetings, faith-based meetings, and immigrant/refugee outreach events.

We are currently working on a community engagement plan, in collaboration with the PCEPP, in an effort to bolster our relationships. Additionally, we have accountability measures in place if officers are not treating community members according to our policies and organizational values. The Independent Police Review and Internal Affairs are available resources for individuals who believe they were not treated well. We take these allegations seriously.


Finding: Residents are unsure whether the PPB is taking steps to improve services.

Response: There are a number of areas the Portland Police Bureau has made significant improvements, as found by the Department of Justice. Some areas include: training, policy, use of force, crisis services, and accountability. We strive to be a learning organization and continuously assess and improve.

A lot of information about the bureau's work, recent news, and even opportunities for public input is publicly available on our web site at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/ , on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, and now even in a podcast. We are planning to expand our Twitter communications soon to include more information specific to precincts or other units. Please follow us at @PortlandPolice . Finally, we are working on our 5-year strategic plan, which will help detail concrete steps we will be taking to improve services.


"Managing public perceptions related to the work we do and how we do it is one of our biggest challenges," said Chief Danielle Outlaw, "The DOJ has found us in substantial compliance in all areas related to our response to those in mental health crisis as a result of the diligent work we have been doing. PPB officers recently spent five hours working to get a person in crisis to come down from a construction crane with a successful outcome. In another incident this week, officers pulled a subject back in through a window as the subject was attempting suicide. These are only two examples of many with similar outcomes due to the work of compassionate PPB officers. We are encouraged to hear that those who directly interact with us believe they were treated fairly and we will continue to strive for excellence."

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Sunshine Division Provides Summer Food to Thousands of Families Thanks to "Hunger Is" Grant (Photo) - 05/28/19

**** Media is invited to attend the May 30th packing event from 10:00am -- 12:00pm at Sunshine Division's 687 N Thompson warehouse. For more information, contact Kyle Camberg, Executive Director 503.577.6852 or Email: kyle@sunshinedivision.org ****

On May 30, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division, Safeway, and Advantis Credit Union volunteers will pack 1,000 food boxes at Sunshine Division's 687 N. Thompson Street warehouse as part of their summer food box program. In its seventh year, the summer food box program provides a week's worth of child-friendly breakfast, lunch, and snack items to bridge the gap between summer meal programs and free and reduced breakfast and lunch programs provided during the school year.

The program is generously funded through a granted awarded by Hunger Is, a charitable program of Safeway Foundation, designed to build awareness and raise funds in an effort to eradicate childhood hunger in America. The nearly $165,000 grant will fund approximately 30,000 pounds of food for the summer food boxes and, as part of a larger programmatic summer food insecurity initiative, provide healthy breakfast options at the Sunshine Division's two pantries throughout the summer months. Bob's Red Mill, Franz Bakery, and Botsford & Goodfellow Inc. are also providing product donations for the summer boxes.

The schools and partners selected to be program recipients include: West Powellhurst Elementary, Ventura Park Elementary, Chief Joseph Elementary, Clarendon Early Learning Academy, Woodmere Early Learning Academy, Boise Elliot/Humboldt Elementary, Martin Luther King Jr. School, Vernon Elementary, Cesar Chavez School, Marrion/Ellsworth Elementary, Llewellyn Elementary, Vestal Elementary, Sitton Elementary, Albina Early Head Start, and PAL of Vancouver. Each "adopted" school or nonprofit partner will receive the food boxes to distribute at year-end events.

"Safeway Foundation is a lead funder in helping our organization respond to childhood food insecurity during the summer months" said Officer Matt Tobey, Sunshine Division's assigned police officer. "Their Hunger Is grant allows us to provide accessible and extensive breakfast, lunch, and snack options to families throughout the summer through two pantry locations in addition to our summer food box program."

"Breakfast for kids is a necessity, and a priority for our foundation. The generous contributions of our customers each September during "Hunger Is" help turn that priority in to reality. Thanks to our partnership with the Sunshine Division, those donations reach local kids who need it the most!" says Jill McGinnis, Director of Communications and Public Affairs for the Safeway Foundation.

About the Sunshine Division:
Since 1923, the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division has been providing emergency food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need. Whether due to the loss of a job, domestic crime, illness, or victims of fire or disaster, the Sunshine Division has built a 96-year legacy of mobilizing quickly and efficiently to assist distressed Portlanders.

The Sunshine Division offers emergency food assistance six days a week at their N. Thompson warehouse, five days a week at their SE Stark location, as well as 24/7 through their partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each police precinct that can be dispatched on demand. In addition to food relief they also offer new and gently- used clothing to those in need.


About Hunger Is
Hunger Is, a charitable program of Safeway Foundation, is designed to build awareness and raise funds in an effort to eradicate childhood hunger in America. Funds raised through Hunger Is directly benefit programs focused on combating childhood hunger and improving health-related outcomes.

About Safeway Foundation
Founded in 2001, Safeway Foundation supports causes that impact our customers' lives. Albertsons Companies stores provide the opportunity to mobilize funding and create awareness in our neighborhoods through the generous contributions by our customers, our employees' passion and partnerships with our vendors. We focus on giving locally in the areas of health and human services, hunger relief, education and helping people with disabilities. Albertsons Companies and Safeway Foundation have invested $2 billion in our neighborhoods since 2001. For more information about Safeway Foundation, visit www.safewayfoundation.org.

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Lorenzo Gordon
Lorenzo Gordon
UPDATE: PPB Investigating Shooting in East Portland-One Male Deceased (Photo) - 05/26/19

The Medical Examiner has identified the deceased as 18-year-old Lorenzo C. Gordon. The manner and cause of death was homicide by gunshot wound.

Gordon's family has provided the attached photograph of him for public release. They do not wish to speak to the media.

The investigation is continuing.

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The investigation at the Springtree Apartments has concluded and the area has reopened. No further updates are expected until after the autopsy is completed by the Medical Examiner.

This is also a correction to the phone number for Detective Scott Broughton. Anyone with information on this case can call him at (503) 823-3774 or by e-mail at scott.broughton@portlandpolice.gov . Or, you can call Detective Rico Beniga at (503) 823-0457 or rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov .

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

To submit tips:

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

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

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

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On Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 7:59 P.M., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a subject shot in the 600 block of Southeast 162nd Avenue. Officers located an injured male subject in the parking lot of the Springtree Apartments. Officers requested medical assistance, but the man died at the scene.

Detectives from the Homicide Division and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to assume the investigation. The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death. The victim's identity will be confirmed by the Medical Examiner and after next of kin are notified, the victim's identity will be released.

Officers have the neighborhood closed off for the investigation and the closure will likely occur for several hours.

If anyone has information about this incident, or events that may have led up to it, contact Homicide Detective Scott Broughton at (503) 823-3774 or scott.broughton@portlandpolice.gov or Detective Rico Beniga at (503) 823-0457 or rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Lorenzo Gordon
Shooting in Hazelwood Neighborhood, One Person Hospitalized - 05/26/19

On Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 4:15 A.M., East Precinct officers responded to a report of shots heard in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 400 block of Southeast 111th Avenue. A short time later, other calls came in of shots heard near Southeast 105th Avenue and Southeast Pine Street. As officers were responding, a person with a gunshot wound arrived by private vehicle at a local hospital.

Officers located two crime scenes where there was evidence of gunfire and secured the scenes. They also made contact with the victim at the hospital.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) responded to assume the investigation. They determined that there was an exchange of gunfire at the original location on Southeast 111th Avenue, and that multiple vehicles left the scene before police arrived. They're working to see if the other shooting scene on Southeast 105th Avenue was related. At the 105th scene they located two unrelated, parked vehicles with gunfire damage.

The injuries to the victim were determined to be non-life threatening.

No arrests have been made in this case. GVRT is continuing the investigation.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Gun Violence Reduction Team at (503) 823-4106, or e-mail GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against violence in the area. For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

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

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UPDATE #3: Two Killed in North Greeley Avenue Crash Identified - 05/26/19

The PPB Traffic Division has notified next of kin and is releasing the names of the two females killed in Wednesday's crash on North Greeley Avenue. The driver of the white sedan, a 2002 Lexus IS300, was Ana E. Moreno Hernandez, 19. The passenger was the driver's sister, Kaylee D. Moreno Hernandez, 15.

The other vehicle involved was a grey 2008 Honda Pilot.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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North Greeley Avenue is back open to all traffic. The driver of the Gray SUV was released from the scene and was not cited.

The identities of the deceased will not be released until at least family members have been notified.

Anyone who witnessed this crash is asked to call Traffic Investigator Garrett Dow at 503-823-5070.

This is the 30th activation of the Major Crash Team of 2019.

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

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

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

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The investigation is continuing into today's fatal traffic crash.

It appears a white sedan driving south on North Greeley Avenue crossed the center line and crashed into a gray SUV that was driving north. The driver and passenger of the white sedan died as a result of the crash.

The driver of the gray SUV remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

Anyone who witnessed this crash is asked to call Traffic Investigator Garrett Dow at 503-823-5070.

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The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the area of North Going Street and North Greeley Avenue to assist in a traffic crash investigation involving at least two fatalities. Traffic is affected in the area and the intersection will be shutdown for at least four hours.

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

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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Carlos Zamora
Carlos Zamora
PPB Officer Struck by Vehicle While Investigating Disturbance-Non-Life Threatening Injuries Sustained (Photo) - 05/26/19

On Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 2:34 A.M., East Precinct Officers received a report of a disturbance at the Lux Hookah Lounge at 12436 Southeast Powell Boulevard. There was a report of two males fighting, with one threatening to get a gun. Multiple officers responded to the scene and ultimately determined no one had a firearm. Numerous police vehicles were on scene with their overhead emergency lights activated.

As one of the officers was returning to his car on Southeast Powell Boulevard between 124th and 125th Avenues, he saw a Honda Accord traveling westbound on Powell Boulevard toward him. He tucked up against his car trying to avoid being hit, but was struck by the rear view mirror of the passing vehicle. The vehicle did not stop until other officers got behind it at Southeast 122nd Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard.

The officer was transported to an area hospital by ambulance. He was treated and released and is recovering at home.

The driver of the vehicle was evaluated for impairment. Carlos F. Zamora, 22 (photo), was arrested and booked at the Multnomah County Detention Center for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver involving Injury, Reckless Driving, and Assault in the Fourth Degree.

"Last night another one of our officers was struck by a vehicle while conducting necessary police work," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "We are fortunate the officer was not hurt worse or killed. These incidents have become way too common. Driving under the influence of intoxicants is unacceptable behavior and not tolerated in our community."

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

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

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

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Attached Media Files: Carlos Zamora
UPDATE #2: Person Found Deceased in Yard of Lents Neighborhood Home - 05/25/19

The Medical Examiner has completed the autopsy and determined that the manner and cause of death was homicide by gunshot wounds.

The victim is identified as 44-year-old Sergey V. Peshkov of Portland. Next of kin has been notified of his death.

No further information is available at this time. The investigation is continuing by detectives in PPB's Homicide Division. Homicide Detectives are still hoping to hear from anyone with information about this case who have not yet been interviewed. Please contact Detective Todd Gradwahl at 503-823-0991 todd.gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Travis Law 503-823-0395 travis.law@portlandoregon.gov .

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

To submit tips:

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

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

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

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Homicide Detectives have completed their on-scene investigation of this morning's death in the Lents Neighborhood and streets have been reopened. The Medical Examiner has taken the deceased and will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death. That is preliminarily scheduled for Saturday. Once the Medical Examiner completes a report and next of kin is notified, the deceased will be identified. No further updates are expected until that happens.

Homicide Detectives are hoping to hear from anyone with information about this case who have not yet been interviewed. Please contact Detective Todd Gradwahl at 503-823-0991 todd.gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Travis Law 503-823-0395 travis.law@portlandoregon.gov .

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On Friday, May 24, 2019 at 7:38 A.M., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a person found deceased in the front yard of a home in the 10300 block of Southeast Reedway Street in the Lents Neighborhood.

Officers responded and located a person that was confirmed deceased. There was also evidence of gunfire found nearby. Due to the circumstances, Homicide Detectives are responding to assume the investigation. The Forensic Evidence Division is responding to collect evidence. The Medical Examiner are also responding and will determine the cause and manner of death.

For the investigation, Southeast Reedway Street is closed between Southeast 103rd Avenue and Southeast 104th Avenue. Also, Southeast 104th Avenue is closed between Southeast Reedway Street and Southeast Ellis Street.

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Update: #Alert: SERT/CNT Activation - 05/22/19

Members of the Portland Police Bureau continue to talk to the subject who has taken a position on top of a crane. Police have identified the subject and are trying to gather more information about him. PPB and Portland Fire and Rescue are working together to resolve the situation. The crane has been demobilized and power has been turned off. At this point, there is no time frame on how long roadways will be affected.

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The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to the area of Southeast Martin Luther King JR Boulevard and Southeast Ankeny Street to assist Central Precinct officers with a person in crisis who is in an elevated position on top of a crane. Traffic is affected in the area for at least four blocks in all directions.

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

Media can stage at Southeast 2nd Avenue and Southeast Ash street.

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

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UPDATE: Shooting Inside Party Venue in the Buckman Neighborhood - 05/19/19

Investigators with GVRT have determined that there were at least 5 victims injured by gunfire in the shooting. Three of the victims were transported to the hospital by private vehicles. As previously released, two victims were transported by ambulance. All victims have non-life threatening wounds. At least three were released from the hospital after treatment.

The event being held was an "all ages" type party in a warehouse-type building. Officers responding to the original call encountered a chaotic scene, with people leaving on foot and in vehicles. Investigators learned that there was an argument between at least two people immediately before the shooting. But, they believe that numerous potential witnesses left without providing statements to police. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Gun Violence Reduction Team at (503) 823-4106, or e-mail GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov . As mentioned, tipsters can remain anonymous. Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips. Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823 , or call 503-823-HELP (4357).

There is no suspect information that can be released at this time. The investigation into the shooting is continuing.

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This morning, May 19, 2019, at 12:41 A.M., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in a party/event venue in the 200 block of Southeast Madison Street. When officers arrived they found at least two shooting victims. The victims were transported by ambulance to a hospital. Officers received information that other victims may have been taken to hospitals by private vehicles. The condition of the victims is not known at this time.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team is responding to assume the investigation. They are working to interview victims and witnesses, as well as gather evidence.

The area closed is Southeast Madison Street between Southeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard and Southeast 2nd Avenue, and Southeast 2nd Avenue between Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard and Southeast Main Street.

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against violence in the area. For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

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

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Crash photo 4
Crash photo 4
UPDATE: Officers Injured After Driver Strikes Patrol Vehicle (Photo) - 05/19/19

The officers injured in this morning's crash along McLoughlin Boulevard were treated and released from the hospital. One officer was injured in the arm and the other in the leg. The suspect in the assault was knocked to the ground but did not appear to be injured.
After conducting an investigation, the PPB Traffic Division determined that a black 2004 Cadillac being driven by George J. Goines, Jr., 41, hit the left rear corner of one of two police vehicles stopped on the right side of the road. At the time of the crash, both police vehicles' emergency overhead lights were activated. The impact tore off the left rear wheel of the police vehicle and caused the Cadillac to spin most of the way around (photos).

Traffic officers issued a citation to Goines for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), Reckless Driving, and Assault in the Fourth Degree.

"We have an increasing amount of officers being injured due to impaired driving," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "I am thankful the officer was not more seriously hurt. Thank you to the members of our Traffic Division who work tirelessly to investigate these serious crashes."

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

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

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

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On May 19, 2019 at 1:55 A.M., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of an assault on Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard north of Southeast Tacoma Street in the Sellwood-Moreland Neighborhood. At 2:23 A.M., while the officers were outside of their patrol vehicle, a vehicle traveling northbound on Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard crashed into the back of the patrol vehicle. The impact sent the police vehicle forward, hitting two officers. Both officers and the driver of the involved vehicle were transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The Portland Police Traffic Division is responding to assume the crash investigation. Northbound McLoughlin Boulevard is closed between Southeast Tacoma Street and Southeast Bybee Boulevard while that investigation proceeds.

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Attached Media Files: Crash photo 4 , Crash photo 3 , Crash photo 2 , Crash photo 1

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