Portland Police Blotter

UPDATE: PPB is Asking for the Public's Help Locating Family of Lost 3-Year-Old - 08/21/19

A man identifying himself as the father of the child has called 9-1-1 reporting his daughter missing.

Officers are still looking into the facts surrounding this incident. An updated news release will be pushed out with further information if/when appropriate.

The bureau would like to thank community members who gave information and assisted in the search for the parents.

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On Wednesday August 21, 2019 at 4:15a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast 28th Avenue and Northeast Prescott Street on a report of an unknown 3-year-old who wandered in to the complainant's house. The resident did not recognize the child and was unable to obtain her name.

Officers are on scene and the child is safe. Officers are canvassing the neighborhood for her home. The child is a white female with dark hair and is wearing yellow and pink pajamas.

Anyone with information about the child's or the family's identity is asked to contact the police non-emergency line at (503)823-3333.

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Trying To Connect Floyd Leslie Hill To His Loved Ones (Photo) - 08/20/19

The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the community's help in locating the loved ones of Floyd Leslie Hill who passed away on October 17, 2000.

Mr. Hill's remains were found outside, near the intersection of North Chase Avenue and North Chautauqua Boulevard, by a community member on Monday, August 19, 2019. The bureau has exhausted all resources to try and find any family or friends of Mr. Hill. During our search, it was discovered that Mr. Hill went by "Frank" in the 1980s.

The remains have been returned to Omega Funeral & Creation Service located in Southeast Portland. If anyone has information that could help in identifying the loved ones of Mr. Hill they are asked to call Omega Funeral & Creation Service at 503-231-6030.

Attached Media Files: Hill
Shooting in East Portland-Victim Taken to Hospital For Non-Life Threatening Injury - 08/19/19

On Monday, August 19, 2019 at 10:09 P.M., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a person shot in the 4000 block of Southeast 51st Avenue. When they arrived they located an injured male victim. He was transported by ambulance to the hospital with what are considered to be a non-life threatening injury.

Due to the circumstances of the call, Robbery Detectives are responding to assume the investigation.

No arrests have been made. There is no suspect information to release at this time. The investigation is in its beginning stages and it is too early to link this incident to any other crimes.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

If anyone has information about this incident or the circumstances leading up to it, contact non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

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PPB Releases Investigative Reports Related to June Officer-Involved Shooting - 08/19/19

On Friday, August 16, 2019, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office announced that a Grand Jury returned a not true bill regarding the use of force by Officer Nathan Kirby-Glatkowski on June 9, 2019. Now that the Grand Jury has concluded, the Police Bureau has published the investigative files on the Bureau's Open Data page, which can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/740098

As with all uses of deadly force, the Bureau has been conducting 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 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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275 Kids "SHOP WITH A COP" and Receive New Back-to-School Clothes Thanks to Sunshine Division, Fred Meyer and Camp Rosenbaum (Photo) - 08/19/19

***Members of the media are invited to attend***

MEDIA CONTACT:
For Sunshine Division: Executive Director, Kyle Camberg
Direct: 503.577.6852 or kyle@sunshinedivision.org

On Wednesday, August 21, at 7 a.m., the Sunshine Division will partner with Fred Meyer and Camp Rosenbaum to fund the annual "Shop with a Cop" event at the Gateway Fred Meyer store, located at 1111 Northeast 102nd Avenue.

This year marks the 17-year anniversary of Shop with a Cop, where Portland Police Bureau members, Multnomah County sheriffs, and up to 275 kids spend a morning together shopping for back-to-school clothing. Participating kids are identified by the Boys and Girls Club of Portland, Islamic Social Services of Oregon State, Healthy Birth Initiative, Marathon Scholars, and Multnomah County Youth and Family Services Division and are selected based on their financial need.

The Sunshine Division, with support of Fred Meyer, and Camp Rosenbaum, have partnered to fund the program with $34,000 for the event. In addition to the cash donation, Fred Meyer provides a significant discount off clothing purchased at the event along with school supplies and toiletries for each child.

"Not only does this event help the kids involved, it's a great opportunity for officers to spend some time engaging youth, said Sunshine Division's Bureau Liaison, Officer Matt Tobey. "In addition to the Shop With a Cop event, the Sunshine Division actually features a year-round program where officers can take kids in need shopping for clothes. Over the past decade, more than 3,000 students have been helped."

The Sunshine Division funds the Shop with a Cop event through its Izzy's Kids program. Sunshine Division has fundraised and invested roughly $500,000 in the Izzy's Kids Shop with a Cop program in the last decade. Izzy's Kids, which began in 1981 in honor of longtime board member Isabel Hoyt, provides funds so that Portland police officers can take children in need shopping for new school clothes. The Izzy's Kids program operates year-round and will pair an additional 300 kids with officers, for a unique, one-on-one shopping experience throughout the remainder of the school year. The year-round Izzy's Kids program is generously funded by the Richard R. Burns Estate and loyal private donors.

To donate to the Sunshine Division Izzy's Kids Fund, please go to: http://www.sunshinedivision.org/donate/


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 and one-on-one school clothes shopping experiences with a police officer through their Izzy's Kids program.

For more information, please visit: https://sunshinedivision.org/

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Child Safety Seat Education and Enforcement Push Begins (Photo) - 08/19/19

Beginning today, August 19th, 2019, and continuing through September 1st, 2019, officers of the Portland Police Bureau will join law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon to educate the public regarding safety belt and child seat laws in order to increase the safety of children in vehicles.

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading nationwide cause of death for children ages one through twelve years old. In 2017, 1,898 children under twelve were injured in Oregon traffic crashes, 9 percent were reported not using a child restraint system. It is estimated that car seats may increase crash survival by 71% for infants under one year old and by up to 59% for toddlers aged one to four. Booster seats may reduce the chance of nonfatal injury among four to eight year olds by 45% compared to safety belts used alone.

In 2017, an Oregon law (811.210(2)) was passed requiring children to ride in a rear-facing safety seat until they are at least two years old. A child over age two must continue to ride in a car seat with harness or in a booster until they reach age eight or 4'9" in height and the adult belt fits them correctly.

Information regarding the purchase or placement of a child safety seat can be located at the following web links through Oregon Impact, the Oregon Department of Transportation, or the United States Department of Transportation.

http://oregonimpact.org

https://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/Safety/Pages/Belts-Seats.aspx

https://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/get-materials/child-safety/child-passenger-safety-week

There are a number of child fitting stations scheduled with local police agencies in the Portland Metro area and throughout the state. Follow the link below to find a local child seat fitting station near you:

http://oregonimpact.org/car-seat-resources.htm.

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

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Attached Media Files: PPB Traffic Officers
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Dorothy Rafeh
UPDATE: Driver Arrested After Fatal Crash Involving Motorcycle (Photo) - 08/19/19

On Friday, August 16, 2019 at 11:05 p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a crash involving a motorcycle and a SUV at Northeast 122nd Avenue and Northeast Stanton Street. Initial information was that someone was performing CPR on the motorcycle rider and that the SUV had left the scene. When officers arrived they found a 1999 Suzuki motorcycle down and the involved SUV driver was returning to the crash site in a separate vehicle. Medical treated the rider of the motorcycle but he was declared deceased at the scene. The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team (MCT) responded and assumed the lead on the investigation.

The motorcycle rider was identified as Karl A. Moeller, 56. His family has been notified of his death.

The driver of the SUV (a 2019 Toyota 4Runner) was Dorothy E. Rafeh, 36 (photo). Her vehicle was located nearby and seized as evidence.

After investigation, officers determined that Rafeh was driving southbound on Northeast 122nd Avenue and turned eastbound on Northeast Stanton Street in the path of the northbound motorcycle. Moeller's motorcycle struck the passenger side of the SUV.

Officer established probable cause that Rafeh was driving impaired and arrested her. She was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Manslaughter in the Second Degree, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Reckless Driving, Felony Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver, and Misdemeanor Driving while Suspended/Revoked.
This is the 43rd call out for the MCT this year and the 36th fatality.

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. We suggest that people get a ride from 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: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the area of Northeast 122nd Avenue and Northeast Stanton Street to assist in a fatal traffic crash investigation. Traffic is affected in the area. Northeast 122nd Avenue is closed in both directions between Northeast Russell Street and I-84.

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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Attached Media Files: Dorothy Rafeh
Ronald Banks
Ronald Banks
UPDATE: Missing Man, 82, With Possible Dementia Located Safe (Photo) - 08/19/19

Banks was located safe this morning in Portland and returned to his family. The Bureau appreciates the public's help in looking for him.

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Portland Police Missing Persons Detectives are requesting help from the public to locate an 82-year-old man with symptoms of dementia. Ronald Banks was last seen Saturday August 17, 2019 at about 10:00 a.m. leaving his home in the 5500 block of Northeast 27th Avenue. BANKS was last seen wearing a blue sweat suit. He walks slowly using a multi-colored cane and regularly goes on short walks and returns home on his own.

BANKS was talking to his family yesterday morning about going to the hospital for a check-up but local hospitals have no record of his arrival. However, last year he went missing and took a bus to Oklahoma where he was born.

BANKS is described as having early onset of dementia though reportedly has no difficulty remembering his name, address, and answers questions easily. BANKS is in possession of his credit card which he has the ability to use.

If anyone sees BANKS, please call 911. If anyone has information about BANKS or where he might be, please e-mail missing@portlandoregon.gov or call Detective Lori Fonken at 503 823 1081.

Attached Media Files: Ronald Banks , Ronald Banks
Joseph Lee
Joseph Lee
CORRECTION: Man Throwing Items From Window Arrested By SERT Officers (Photo) - 08/18/19

(Corrects the name of the suspect)

On Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 9:49 P.M., North Precinct Officers were dispatched to the 6900 block of North Interstate Avenue on a report of a man throwing items, including furniture, out of his 3rd story apartment window, causing damage to vehicles below.

The suspect, identified as 40-year-old Joseph J. Lee, was not initially cooperative with officers. While they tried to talk to him, he continued to destroy property in his apartment and throw items out windows. Officers suspected that he might be in a mental health crisis. Specially trained officers with the Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team responded and attempted to communicate with him. They were not able to calm him down, and there was information that he may be armed with a gun and knives. During the event, supervisors consulted with the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) and Project Respond mental health outreach clinicians from Multnomah County. The decision was made to do a partial deployment of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and CNT.

Some neighbors were evacuated from their apartments for their safety during the incident. After over 5 hours of negotiations, SERT members deployed chemical agent into the apartment and were able to take him safely into custody. No gun was ever seen.

Lee (photo) was transported by ambulance to a hospital, evaluated, released, and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Unlawful Use of a Weapon (2 counts) and Menacing (2 counts), as well as other unrelated warrants.

No one else reported any injuries.

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Attached Media Files: Joseph Lee
Scooter Versus Bicycle Crash Investigation - 08/18/19

On Saturday, August 17, 2019 at about 5:30 p.m., amidst demonstrations occurring in a small area of downtown Portland, PPB Traffic Division officers were called to assist with an injury crash at Southwest Broadway and Southwest Yamhill Street. The crash involved a motor-assisted scooter and a bicyclist. Embedded paramedics responded and an ambulance was called. The bicycle operator was transported by ambulance to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

After investigation, the officers determined that the incident was unrelated to the demonstration. The scooter operator was riding the wrong way on a one-way street (westbound on Yamhill Street) and collided with the bicycle as it proceeded through the intersection southbound on Broadway. The bicyclist was wearing a helmet.

The scooter operator was not wearing a helmet and was cited by police for Unlawful Operation of Motor Assisted Scooter, a class D traffic violation.

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UPDATE: Arrests during August 17th Demonstrations (Photo) - 08/18/19

(Due to technical errors with the photos on some platforms, this is being re-released. There are no changes.)

Portland Police Bureau is releasing identities of those arrested during demonstrations. Two people were booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center, nine were criminally cited and released, and two juveniles were referred to the Multnomah County Department of Community Justice Juvenile Services Division.

Booked:

Alexander G. Dial, 37, Charged with Attempted Assault in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon (photo)

John Doe (unidentified), unknown age, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree (photo)


Cited in lieu of custody and released:

Michael A. Mitchell, 44, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Resist Arrest, Interfering with Police, Possession of Weapons in Park (city code)

Jamal O. Williams, 43, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Hezekiah Bulnes, 23, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Richard J. Klimek, 51, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Teagan Winkler, 21, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with Police

Alonna Mitsch, 26, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Ryan Georgioff, 30, Giving False Information to a Peace Officer

Zachary Lange, 21, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Brandon Howard, 33, Assault in the Fourth Degree, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree


Referred:

1 male juvenile, 17, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

1 female juvenile, 15, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree


Additional arrests and charges are still possible as investigations continue.

Also attached are photos of weapons seized by police during the protest.

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On Saturday, August 17th, 2019, the Portland Police Bureau, in collaboration with fifteen law enforcement partner agencies, handled a series of demonstrations and managed calls for service in the City of Portland over the course of nine hours.

PPB's primary goals for the events were to keep everyone safe, including demonstrators, Portlanders, visitors, and officers and to facilitate everyone's ability to exercise their Constitutional rights of free speech and assembly.

PPB used every available officer today to achieve these goals, and called upon a number of local, state and federal partners to help.

Demonstrators began to arrive downtown at approximately 8:30 a.m. Almost immediately, officers started seizing weapons. Weapons seized included chemical spray (bear spray), metal and wooden poles, knives, shields, and a stun gun.(PHOTO)

Overall, there were an estimated 1,200 demonstrators at the peak of the protests. The law enforcement teams spent many hours monitoring the various groups as they gathered, splintered, re-formed, moved throughout the downtown core and back and forth across multiple bridges to the eastside of the Willamette River.

The disruptions were held to a very small area of downtown Portland in the vicinity of Waterfront Park, Pioneer Courthouse Square, and along the eastside of the Willamette River. Maps of the portion of Portland that was impacted are attached to this release.

This operation was complicated by a number of factors -- the geographic spread of the protests, the number of hours over which it developed, the fact that four different bridges were affected, and the purposeful conduct of participants.

Officers made 13 arrests, including 11 adults and 2 juveniles. This information is still being compiled and will be released in a separate press release tomorrow.

At this time, we know of six force events involving officers. There was one instance where an officer deployed pepper balls. The other instances involved take-downs or control against resistance.

Six individuals with minor injuries related to the demonstration were treated by Portland Fire medics. These injuries were not caused by officers. Of these six, one individual was transported to a local hospital. There was a seventh person who received medical attention for an unrelated medical issue.

About 4:15 p.m., the incident commander declared a civil disturbance in the area of Southwest Park Avenue and Southwest Yamhill Street and orders to disperse were given. By 6:30 p.m., the demonstrators had left the area and police were demobilized.

A media briefing was held and a video and transcripts of the briefing can be located at this link: https://youtu.be/QeG0BBvcJ_I

A series of videos and transcripts were produced throughout the event and can be located at this link: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/79664

Officers and detectives will be spending the hours and days ahead writing reports, conducting interviews and pursuing investigations. We know there is the possibility that assaults or other crimes occurred outside of the view of officers.

If you were the victim of a crime, contact non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333. If you witnessed a crime or took photos or videos of crimes in progress, please share those with our investigators. Send your information or photo and video files to us at crimetips@portlandoregon.gov

For persons requiring anonymity, information may be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Oregon.
Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823
Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

"I extend my sincerest appreciation and gratitude to the PPB and all outside partners who worked together to accomplish today's objectives," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "Today was a long, arduous day. There is more work to be done, however, as we continue our investigations into today's incidents. Our law enforcement officers are human beings and this work can take its toll over time. Yet, and still, our members continue to do their jobs with professionalism and compassion. I am extremely proud of the work that was done today."

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Attached Media Files: Various Weapons , Bear Spray , Shield and poles , Shield , Lumber , John Doe , Alexander Dial
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UPDATE: Arrests during August 17th Demonstrations (Photo) - 08/18/19

Portland Police Bureau is releasing identities of those arrested during demonstrations. Two people were booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center, nine were criminally cited and released, and two juveniles were referred to the Multnomah County Department of Community Justice Juvenile Services Division.

Booked:

Alexander G. Dial, 37, Charged with Attempted Assault in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon (photo)

John Doe (unidentified), unknown age, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree (photo)


Cited in lieu of custody and released:

Michael A. Mitchell, 44, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Resist Arrest, Interfering with Police, Possession of Weapons in Park (city code)

Jamal O. Williams, 43, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Hezekiah Bulnes, 23, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Richard J. Klimek, 51, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Teagan Winkler, 21, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with Police

Alonna Mitsch, 26, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Ryan Georgioff, 30, Giving False Information to a Peace Officer

Zachary Lange, 21, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Brandon Howard, 33, Assault in the Fourth Degree, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree


Referred:

1 male juvenile, 17, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

1 female juvenile, 15, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree


Additional arrests and charges are still possible as investigations continue.

Also attached are photos of weapons seized by police during the protest.

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### ORIGINAL RELEASE BELOW ###


On Saturday, August 17th, 2019, the Portland Police Bureau, in collaboration with fifteen law enforcement partner agencies, handled a series of demonstrations and managed calls for service in the City of Portland over the course of nine hours.

PPB's primary goals for the events were to keep everyone safe, including demonstrators, Portlanders, visitors, and officers and to facilitate everyone's ability to exercise their Constitutional rights of free speech and assembly.

PPB used every available officer today to achieve these goals, and called upon a number of local, state and federal partners to help.

Demonstrators began to arrive downtown at approximately 8:30 a.m. Almost immediately, officers started seizing weapons. Weapons seized included chemical spray (bear spray), metal and wooden poles, knives, shields, and a stun gun.(PHOTO)

Overall, there were an estimated 1,200 demonstrators at the peak of the protests. The law enforcement teams spent many hours monitoring the various groups as they gathered, splintered, re-formed, moved throughout the downtown core and back and forth across multiple bridges to the eastside of the Willamette River.

The disruptions were held to a very small area of downtown Portland in the vicinity of Waterfront Park, Pioneer Courthouse Square, and along the eastside of the Willamette River. Maps of the portion of Portland that was impacted are attached to this release.

This operation was complicated by a number of factors -- the geographic spread of the protests, the number of hours over which it developed, the fact that four different bridges were affected, and the purposeful conduct of participants.

Officers made 13 arrests, including 11 adults and 2 juveniles. This information is still being compiled and will be released in a separate press release tomorrow.

At this time, we know of six force events involving officers. There was one instance where an officer deployed pepper balls. The other instances involved take-downs or control against resistance.

Six individuals with minor injuries related to the demonstration were treated by Portland Fire medics. These injuries were not caused by officers. Of these six, one individual was transported to a local hospital. There was a seventh person who received medical attention for an unrelated medical issue.

About 4:15 p.m., the incident commander declared a civil disturbance in the area of Southwest Park Avenue and Southwest Yamhill Street and orders to disperse were given. By 6:30 p.m., the demonstrators had left the area and police were demobilized.

A media briefing was held and a video and transcripts of the briefing can be located at this link: https://youtu.be/QeG0BBvcJ_I

A series of videos and transcripts were produced throughout the event and can be located at this link: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/79664

Officers and detectives will be spending the hours and days ahead writing reports, conducting interviews and pursuing investigations. We know there is the possibility that assaults or other crimes occurred outside of the view of officers.

If you were the victim of a crime, contact non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333. If you witnessed a crime or took photos or videos of crimes in progress, please share those with our investigators. Send your information or photo and video files to us at crimetips@portlandoregon.gov

For persons requiring anonymity, information may be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Oregon.
Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823
Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

"I extend my sincerest appreciation and gratitude to the PPB and all outside partners who worked together to accomplish today's objectives," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "Today was a long, arduous day. There is more work to be done, however, as we continue our investigations into today's incidents. Our law enforcement officers are human beings and this work can take its toll over time. Yet, and still, our members continue to do their jobs with professionalism and compassion. I am extremely proud of the work that was done today."

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Attached Media Files: Impact Map , Impact Area Zoomed , Weapons Seized , Various Weapons , Shield , Knife , Bear Spray , Shield and poles , Lumber , John Doe , Alexander Dial
PPB to Hold Media Briefing Regarding Protests - 08/17/19

The Portland Police Bureau is continuing our response to demonstration activities for Saturday, August 17, 2019. We have made multiple arrests and seized weapons.

Mayor Ted Wheeler, Police Chief Danielle Outlaw, and other officials will hold a media briefing on Saturday, August 17, 2019, tentatively at 6:00 P.M. at the Justice Center, located at 1111 SW 2nd Avenue, Portland. Media members will need to meet at the corner of Southwest 2nd and Madison at 5:00 P.M. Photo identification is required for entry. Media members will be escorted to a conference room starting at 5:30 P.M.

If active events continue, the time may be adjusted.

A media sound box (Mult) will be available to use at the briefing.

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Link and Information Related to August 17th Demonstrations - 08/16/19

The Portland Police Bureau will be releasing pertinent information and updates about the demonstrations on Saturday, August 17th throughout the day via Twitter @PortlandPolice. The official hashtag for the demonstrations will be #ppbalert.

Additional information, including today's press conference and transcript, podcasts, fliers and previously released news releases can be found at the following link: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/79653

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Another Subject In Custody Relating To May Day Incident (Photo) - 08/16/19

This afternoon, 35 year-old Joey O. Gibson turned himself into law enforcement authorities relating to an active warrant for riot that was issued against him. The warrant was the result of an investigation that started on May 1st, 2019 related to a disturbance in the 800 block of Northeast Couch Street. Gibson was lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

Detectives assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's Assault Detail worked with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office to obtain this warrant, which was authorized by a judge. This is an on-going investigation and no further details are available for release.

Detectives continue to actively work several cases related to the May 1st and June 29th demonstrations. If anyone has information related to crimes committed on those or other dates, they are encouraged to contact the Portland Police Bureau at crimetips@portlandoregon.gov.

For persons wishing to remain anonymous, tips can be provided to Crime Stoppers of Oregon.
Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime 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)

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PPB Provides Further Information Regarding Anticipated Demonstrations on August 17th (Photo) - 08/16/19

The Portland Police Bureau continues to provide information and instructions for anticipated demonstrations scheduled for Saturday, August 17, 2019, in the area of Tom McCall Waterfront Park, located at 1020 Southwest Naito Parkway. The gatherings for the demonstrations may begin as soon as 9:30 a.m. The demonstrations will likely take place between Southwest Salmon Street and Southwest Morrison Street at Waterfront Park. These events are fluid in nature, and the public should be mindful that activity may take place outside of this area.

The intent of law enforcement is to provide a safe environment for all participants, non-participants, and community members while ensuring the peaceful exercise of the First Amendment. In order to increase safety for all, officers will be speaking and interacting with individuals from various groups. These interactions and communications are necessary to provide increased safety and should not be construed as bias, preference, or agreement with any particular view point or side. Law enforcement personnel's role is to protect and serve the public and this is done neutrally and in accordance with the Constitution, Federal, State, and local laws.

The Bureau has been collaborating with law enforcement and public safety partners to ensure that public safety is the top priority for all participants and community members. The public should expect a highly visible law enforcement presence in the downtown area for this event. The Portland Police Bureau canceled days off for sworn members; however, already critical staffing levels and pre-existing vacations or days off still impact the number of PPB personnel. Outside agency partners from across the region and state are providing assistance to the Portland Police Bureau in a variety of roles, including assisting with responding to emergency calls for service. A list of agencies who have been or will be assisting the Portland Police Bureau in a variety of roles is attached to this press release.

We ask those who have non-emergency calls on August 17th to consider reporting another day or reporting on-line at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/cor/ Life-threatening emergencies should be reported to 9-1-1. Call 9-1-1 if you can; text 9-1-1 if you can't. Texts to 9-1-1 cannot include emoticons, emoji's, pictures, or videos.

Based on publicly available information, the Bureau is concerned events on August 17 may involve persons interested in participating in criminal activity. The Portland Police Bureau has been planning for weeks to prepare the appropriate resource response to this event. The Police Bureau members and partner agencies are prepared to make arrests, even if large numbers of arrests are appropriate, if individuals and groups engage in criminal activity. Lawful orders provided by the sound truck or directly from sworn law enforcement personnel must be obeyed by all in the vicinity, including on-lookers, participants, and media. Those who do not obey the directions given are subject to arrest.

Force is not the preferred response for making arrests or keeping an area safe, but it is an option law enforcement personnel may utilize to prevent violence, protect themselves or others, or disperse a crowd, for example. Force options may include, but are not limited to: physical force, pepper spray, pepper balls, rubber ball distraction devices, or cs gas. It is imperative for those involved to listen to the admonishments from the sound trucks and law enforcement personnel or be subject to force.

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

The Liaison Officers will be wearing white polo shirts with "Liaison Officer" on the shirts, along with gray pants so they are highly visible to all. The Liaison Officers have been attempting and making contact with some of the participants and will continue to do so.

The Police Bureau encourages road users to be aware of the potential for traffic interruptions and to plan for alternate routes in and around Downtown Portland on Saturday. As of the time of this release, the following closures are planned:
* The Hawthorne Bridge will be closed in both directions to vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic on August 17th beginning at early as 4 a.m. for an undetermined amount of time,
* Southwest 2nd Avenue from Southwest Madison to Main Streets will be closed to vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic on August 17th beginning as early as 4 a.m. for an undetermined amount of time

Demonstration events are dynamic in nature and it may be necessary to close other streets the day of the events for the public's safety. The area of impact downtown is fluid and updates will be provided via Twitter and/or media releases as appropriate.

At the time of this release, no permits have been obtained for Saturday's demonstrations. Other than the previously mentioned planned closures, the streets remain open to vehicular traffic. There are no permits issued for any street marches. Unpermitted marchers should remain on sidewalks and obey traffic laws. Failure to do so may result in arrest and/or citations.

Check https://trimet.org/#alerts/ before heading out on transit, or sign up for TriMet service alerts by email or text message at https://trimet.org/emailupdates/index.htm If police determine an area has become unsafe, TriMet will adjust their service for the safety of their riders and employees.

PPB wants to remind the public of the following city codes and Oregon Revised Statues:

*Per Portland City Code, it is unlawful to carry a loaded firearm in public unless you have a valid Oregon concealed handgun license or as specified in the code. See https://www.portlandoregon.gov/citycode/article/332592

*The City of Portland has specific conduct rules and laws that apply to parks: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/citycode/?c=28627 including a specific prohibition on the possession of weapons in parks: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/citycode/article/641629

*Oregon has NO concealed handgun license reciprocity with any other state, and it is a crime to carry a concealed handgun in Oregon unless you have and present for inspection a valid OREGON concealed handgun license (Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 166.250 and ORS 166.291: https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/ors/ors166.html

Prohibited items may be temporarily or permanently seized by police, if in violation of city, state or federal law.

*Bias motivated crimes are unlawful as outlined in Oregon Revised Statutes 166.165 and 166.155. If anyone believes they were the victim of such crimes, they are encouraged to contact police and file a report.

Incidents that threaten life, safety or property will be investigated thoroughly. People who participate in illegal behavior, including acts of physical violence, will be subject to immediate arrest or citation on Saturday or at a later time after additional investigation has occurred. People near others who are preparing to or in the act of committing criminal behavior are encouraged to separate themselves from the group and notify police.

The Portland Police Bureau intends to share pertinent information with the community on the day of the events through its main Twitter account: @PortlandPolice, including frequent situational status videos.

Anyone with information about criminal behavior being planned prior to this event, or observes criminal behavior during this event, or learns of it after this event, is asked to share it by email to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov.

If anyone is the victim of a crime during this event, they are encouraged to call 9-1-1 for emergency and (503) 823-3333 to make a police report.

The Portland Police Bureau recognizes these events can cause alarm, anxiety, and fear for physical and emotional safety for some members of the community. Our communication strategy is mindful of these concerns and emotions and our team is proactively pushing out messaging in a variety of formats to increase public safety and awareness and also to attempt to help alleviate these concerns and fears. The Police Bureau encourages both participants and community members to seek support for their emotional wellness from family, friends, loved ones, faith groups, health care providers, mental health professionals and community. These events can also take a physical and emotional toll on our members and we also take measures for their physical and psychological well-being, including providing assistance through our employee assistance program.

The Portland Police Bureau's Directive, 0635.10 Crowd Management/Crowd Control can be found at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/649358

If anyone has a complaint or commendation for the Portland Police Bureau member's actions related to this event, they can contact the Independent Police Review at (503) 823-0146 or at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/ipr/

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Two More Suspects Arrested Related to May Day Incident (Photo) - 08/15/19

This morning, 24 year-old Matthew D Cooper was arrested on an active warrant by The United States Marshals Service at the request of the Portland Police Bureau. The warrant was the result of an investigation that started on May 1st, 2019 related to a disturbance in the 800 block of Northeast Couch Street. Cooper was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on a warrant for Riot. Also this morning, 50 year-old Russell E Schultz was arrested on an active warrant for Riot in the State of Washington by The United States Marshals Service also at the request of the Portland Police Bureau (no photograph available at this time).

Detectives assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's Assault Detail worked with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office to obtain these warrants, which were authorized by a judge. This is an on-going investigation and no further details are available for release.

Detectives continue to actively work several cases related to the May 1st and June 29th demonstrations. If anyone has information related to crimes committed on those or other dates, they are encouraged to contact the Portland Police Bureau at crimetips@portlandoregon.gov

For persons wishing to remain anonymous, tips can be provided to Crime Stoppers of Oregon.
Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime 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)

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PPB Releases New Podcast and Video on Crowd Management Planning and Preparation (Photo) - 08/15/19

The Portland Police Bureau has released a new podcast on crowd management which explores the complexities and planning that goes into managing demonstrations, protests, rallies and large crowd events. To listen to the podcast, visit: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/739887

Last week the Bureau held a first of its kind panel of experts on crowd management who spoke with media about their experience. A video of this panel can be found at: https://youtu.be/VJYvDIe2Isk

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PPB to Hold Media Briefing Regarding Planned Protests - 08/15/19

The Portland Police Bureau continues to plan and prepare for demonstration activities planned for Saturday, August 17, 2019. Additional event information will be shared on Friday via news release.

In addition, Public Information Officer Lieutenant Tina Jones will hold a media briefing on Friday, August 16, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Justice Center, located at 1111 SW 2nd Avenue, Portland. Media can begin setting up at 10:30 in the room. Media members will need to check in at the Central Precinct Front Desk prior to 10:30 (identification is required) and will be escorted to the conference room starting at 10:30.

A media sound box (Mult) will be available to use at the briefing.

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UPDATE: Suspect Arrested in Molotov Cocktail Investigation (Photo) - 08/14/19

This afternoon, the Portland Police Bureau's Arson Detectives identified and arrested 27-year-old Jesse David Bennett in connection with this case. Investigators followed up on leads and learned that Bennett lived in the same neighborhood as the victims. Bennet was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center. At this time, Bennett has been charged with two counts of Possession of a Destructive Device and two counts of Unlawful Manufacture of a Destructive Device. This is an ongoing investigation and no additional updates will be available at this time.

"We recognize that these incidents can generate fear in our community," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "These cases are taken seriously and I am proud of Detective Meredith Hopper's resolve and swift apprehension of the suspect."

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE###

On Monday August 12, 2019 at 3:26p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 3900 block of Southeast 104th Avenue on a report of a molotov cocktail that was found in the resident's yard. Arson investigators responded and assisted with the investigation.

On Tuesday August 13, 2019 at 9:37a.m., East Precinct officers responded to another residence in the 3900 block of Southeast 104th Avenue on a similar report where a molotov cocktail was found in the yard.

After the officers cleared the scene in the second incident, the resident received intimidating text messages from the alleged suspect stating that they were targeted due to their sexual orientation. The text messages were from a phone number that the victim did not recognize. At 11:38a.m., officers received a call with the additional information about the text messages and returned to the location to investigate. Arson investigators responded to the scene to assist.

There have been no reported injuries as a result of these incidents. Investigators believe there may be more victims related to this case. Victims are encouraged to file a police report as soon as possible by calling the non-emergency line at (503)823-3333.

Both incidents are being investigated as bias crimes. The Portland Police Bureau's Detective Division is continuing the investigation. Anyone with information, including video surveillance footage of these incidents should contact Detective Hopper at 503-823-3408.

The Bureau investigates all reports of bias-motivated crimes and encourages any member of our community who is the victim of such a crime to contact law enforcement. Under Oregon law, bias crimes are defined as any criminal act that targets a victim based on the suspect's perception of the victim's race, color, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin. Detectives work to determine whether or not bias elements are present during the reported crime that align with Oregon law as defined in the Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS):

* ORS 166.165 - Intimidation in the First Degree - https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/166.165
* ORS 166.155 - Intimidation in the Second Degree - https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/166.155

If you have been the victim of a bias crime assault or you are witnessing one, immediately call 9-1-1. If you have been the victim of a different bias crime and the suspect is no longer present, such as vandalism or graffiti, please call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

To learn more about bias crime investigations and reported bias/hate crime statistics within the City of Portland, please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/77066

Additionally, the City of Portland is a partner in Portland United Against Hate, which is a community initiated partnership of Community Based Organizations, Neighborhood Associations, concerned communities and the City. To learn more, please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/72583

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Another Subject Arrested on Riot Warrant Related to May Day Incident (Photo) - 08/14/19

This afternoon, 29 year-old Mackenzie Lewis was arrested on an active warrant by The United States Marshals Service at the request of the Portland Police Bureau. The warrant was the result of an investigation that started on May 1st, 2019 related to a disturbance in the 800 block of Northeast Couch Street. Lewis was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on a warrant for Riot.

Detectives assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's Assault Detail worked with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office to obtain a warrant, which was authorized by a judge. This is an on-going investigation and no further details are available for release.
Assault Detectives continue to actively work several cases related to May 1st and June 29th demonstrations. If anyone has information related to crimes committed on those or other dates, they are encouraged to contact the Portland Police Bureau at crimetips@portlandoregon.gov

For persons wishing to remain anonymous, tips can be provided to Crime Stoppers of Oregon.
Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime 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)

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PPB Investigating Shooting-One Male Injured - 08/14/19

On Wednesday, August 14th, 2019, at 4:43 a.m. East Precinct Officers responded to reports of shots and yelling heard in the area of the 3200 block of Southeast 136th Avenue. Officers arrived and discovered evidence of gunfire and blood in the area.

A residence believed to be involved was searched for potential victims. No victims were located at the scene or in the residence.

A male showed up at an area hospital shortly after the house search was completed with injuries consistent with being shot by a firearm. His condition and the circumstances surrounding his injuries are unknown at this time.

Investigators are working to gather evidence, witness accounts, and video. If anyone has information related to this case or the circumstances, call non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

There is no identified on-going risk to community members in the area. Expect to see law enforcement personnel in the area while they continue to investigate this matter.
Southeast 136th Avenue North of Powell Boulevard is closed temporarily and will be re-opened as soon as officers can safely do so.

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Suspect in May Day Incident Turns Self In on Warrant (Photo) - 08/13/19

37 year-old, Christopher R. Ponte turned himself into the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office on a warrant this evening shortly after 8 p.m. He is lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on a single count of Riot and a single count of Assault III. These charges are the result of an investigation that started on May 1st, 2019 related to a disturbance in the 800 block of Northeast Couch Street.

Detectives assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's Assault Detail worked with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office to obtain a warrant, which was authorized by a judge. This is an on-going investigation and no further details are available for release.
Assault Detectives continue to actively work several cases related to May 1st and June 29th demonstrations. If anyone has information related to crimes committed on those or other dates, they are encouraged to contact the Portland Police Bureau at crimetips@portlandoregon.gov

For persons wishing to remain anonymous, tips can be provided to Crime Stoppers of Oregon.
Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime 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)

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PPB Releases Information for Community Preparation for August 17th Demonstrations (Photo) - 08/13/19

Portland Police Bureau members continue to plan and prepare for anticipated demonstrations on August 17th. In order to help the public to prepare and stay informed, the Bureau is sharing some tips and techniques. A document with information and tips about the event and an infographic of the anticipated area impacted and other events throughout the city are attached.

The Portland Police Bureau is also releasing information comparing Portland's crime rate with other comparable cities. Events such as the ones upcoming on August 17th can leave individuals with a perception of fear and this information helps to inform individuals with data. These documents can be found at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/739637 and https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/739634

The Portland Police Bureau's liaison teams have been attempting and making contact with some of the event organizers in order to achieve the goal of a safe event. The Portland Police Bureau's liaison teams attempt to work with all event organizers to establish an environment where community members may safely practice their First Amendment Rights of speech and assembly. The Police Bureau Liaison Teams are available to assist event organizers in planning a safe event for participants, Portland community members, and businesses. Liaison Officers may be contacted at: PPBLiaison@portlandoregon.gov or through its Twitter account: @PPBLiaison

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

"Portland Police Bureau members continue to plan for the up-coming demonstrations and we want to provide our business owners, community members, and visitors with the most current information we have available," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "Our priority is public safety and we need the public's help to achieve this goal. The demonstrations will be impacting a very small area of Portland and I encourage everyone to enjoy what will likely be a beautiful day by engaging in fun activities at a number of community events."

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Portland Police Bureau Seeking Public's Help to Locate Suspect from June 29 Assault (Photo) - 08/13/19

The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help to locate a suspect wanted in connection with a June 29 assault in Downtown Portland.

35-year-old Joseph Christian Evans has a felony warrant for Assault in the Second Degree in connection with an assault that occurred during a protest in Downtown Portland on June 29, 2019.

Evans is described as a white male, 5'8" tall, 150 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes, and numerous tattoos on his arms, chest, neck, legs, and abdomen. At the time of the assault, Evans was wearing glasses, had longer facial hair, and shoulder-length curly hair. Evans' clothing on the day of the assault was tan pants, a black t-shirt with "Star Wars" printed on the front, and a multicolored bandana around his neck.

Evans has no local address and was noted as last living under the Burnside Bridge.

Evans' warrant is enforceable nationwide and he is known to have previously been in New York, Tennessee, North Carolina, Utah, and California.

Anyone with information about Evans' whereabouts is asked to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau at crimetips@portlandoregon.gov

For persons wishing to remain anonymous, tips can be provided to Crime Stoppers of Oregon.
Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime 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)

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UPDATE #2: PPB's Major Crash Team Responding to Crash in East Portland (Photo) - 08/13/19

The suspect who was arrested in relation to this crash has been identified as Zodiac P Clark, 22. He was lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on manslaughter, reckless driving and DUII charges.

The victim has not been identified as her family is still being notified.

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

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

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

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###UPDATE #1 MESSAGE BELOW###
The Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division continues to investigate this morning's crash. The driver, an adult female, has died at an area hospital. Her identity will be released after the family has been notified.

One person has been arrested in connection to the crash. The suspect's identity and charges will be released after they are booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center. Southeast Division Street is now open.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###
The Portland Police Bureau's Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the area of Southeast Division Street and Southeast 112th Avenue to assist with a traffic crash investigation.

Southeast Division Street is closed in both directions from Southeast 111th Avenue to 117th Avenues and is expected to remain so for 4-6 hours. 112th Avenue is closed one block North and South of Division Street.

The crash involved two vehicles. One driver was transported to an area hospital with what are believed to be life-threatening injuries. The other driver remained at the scene. No additional information is available at this time.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

If anyone has information about this crash, please call non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

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PPB Investigating Shooting-Male Adult Injured - 08/12/19

On Monday, August 12, 2019, at 10:11 p.m., East Precinct Officers responded to the area of Southeast 122nd Avenue and Southeast Division Street on a report of an adult male who was shot. Officers arrived and located a male who sustained what appears to be a non-life threatening injury to the leg. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Officers have not located a crime scene at this time where this incident happened. If anyone has information about this shooting, please call non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

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PPB Conducts Death Investigation at the Oregon Zoo - 08/12/19

On Monday, August 12, 2019 at 9:49a.m., Central Precinct Officers responded to the Oregon Zoo located at 4001 Southwest Canyon Road on a report of a deceased male in the construction site of a new rhino habitat.

Officers learned that the rhino habitat was still under construction and did not have any animals inside. The Medical Examiner responded to the scene to assist with the investigation. The cause and manner of death has not been determined at this time. The deceased person was identified as 62-year-old Carl Stanley Ross Sr. and the next of kin has been notified. Investigators learned that Ross was reported missing since August 10, 2019.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the non-emergency line at (503)823-3333. No additional information is available at this time.

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Enforcement Efforts Continue To Confront Speed Racing (Photo) - 08/12/19

Portland Police's North Precinct continues to put special detail officers aimed at addressing dangerous driving behavior, particularly speed racing. By using resources both on the ground and with the help of our Air Support Unit, officers have been seeking out groups of drivers that are gathering for the purposes of displays of speed. The illegal speed racing community is getting the message that this behavior will result in citations, towed vehicles and arrests.

This weekend, officers on the detail conducted 26 traffic stops, towed four vehicles, and arrested five suspects.

Arrests:

20 year-old Isaiah Lamar Brown for reckless driving, reckless endangering and forgery in the first degree

23 year-old Darling J Hinojosa for reckless driving

22 year-old Guillermo Estrada Vargas for reckless driving

38 year-old Michael Dean Bennion reckless driving, DUII and failure to perform duties of a driver

44 year-old Sean Philip Moore for DUII, reckless driving and five counts of reckless endangering as officers were nearly struck due to Mr. Moore's reckless conduct.

The Portland Police Bureau will continue its efforts in educating community members about the dangers of speed racing. This education will be conducted on our social media platforms and through one-on-one conversations with participants. Enforcement action will also continue against individuals who are suspected of committing these types of crimes.

Irresponsible driving practices can have a deadly outcome. There have been at least 42 activations of PPB's Major Crash Team and 34 traffic related fatalities within the City of Portland this year.

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

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

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

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Overnight Shooting Investigation in Portland's Parkrose Neighborhood -- One Person Injured - 08/09/19

On August 9, 2019 at 1:02a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 9700 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard on a report of a shooting. Officers arrived in the area and were unable to locate any suspects or victims. Officers canvassed the area and located evidence of gunfire.

A short time later, Officers learned that a victim suffering from a gunshot wound arrived at an area hospital in a private vehicle. The victim's injuries were non-life threatening.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) responded to assist with the investigation. Preliminary information suggests the shooting occurred after an altercation. No arrests have been made in connection to this shooting. Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact the police non-emergency line at (503)823-3333 and reference case number 19-271120.

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PPB Releases Special Edition Podcast About Demonstrations (Photo) - 08/08/19

The Portland Police Bureau's Strategic Communication's Unit is releasing a special edition podcast about demonstrations and protests in the City of Portland. In this episode, Chief Danielle Outlaw provides perspective on how these events affect the City and the Portland Police Bureau and answers questions regarding police response to these events.

The podcast can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/739002

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PPB Arrests Assault Suspect from May Day Incident with Partner Assistance (Photo) - 08/07/19

This morning, 45 year-old Ian Alexander Kramer was arrested in North Portland by The United States Marshals Service at the request of the Portland Police Bureau.

Kramer was identified by Portland Police Bureau Detectives as a suspect involved in the disturbance in the 800 block of Northeast Couch Street on May 1st, 2019.

Kramer had multiple outstanding warrants related to this incident, including a warrant for Assault II, after being indicted by a Multnomah County Grand Jury.

As part of this investigation, a search warrant was executed at his residence. Portland Police Bureau Assault Detectives located several items related to the disturbance. A metal baton was recovered from Kramer's residence as part of this investigation. (PHOTO)

"Criminal violence is not tolerated in the City of Portland and our investigators have worked diligently on this case," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "While these cases can take time, and delays in arrest can be perceived as indifference or lack of care, the opposite is true. Our investigators are attentive to detail, working behind the scenes to put together the strongest case possible for consideration in coordination with local, state and federal partners. We appreciate the assistance of our partners with the United States Marshals Service and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office."

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PPB Preparedness for Mass Casualty Incidents (Photo) - 08/07/19

The recent events in Gilroy, California, El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio have left many wondering if a similar event could happen here and how they can help prevent such violence. The members of the Portland Police Bureau have been working for years to train for events similar in nature and to provide educational opportunities to the community. Additionally, PPB members participate in a multi-disciplinary team designed to assess threats and intervene to prevent violence from happening.

The Training Division has been training our members since 2001 in active shooter/active threat response, techniques, and tactics. Over the years, these tactics have been updated and we continue to provide regular updates and training. This training is designed to prepare for an event that is already happening, but we do invest in prevention work as well.

Over the past three years, Officers with our Training Division in collaboration with our Community Engagement Officer have designed and presented education to community and faith-based groups over 200 times to prepare them for events similar to these. Additionally, PPB recently presented to a group of approximately 750 members of the faith-based community in the Portland Metropolitan area about preparation and prevention for events similar to the ones mentioned. (PHOTO) https://dev.portlandoregon.gov/police/news/search.cfm?id=250033&mode=read

To keep informed about upcoming events, follow us on Twitter or for current news at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/news/

PPB also participates in a multi-disciplinary threat assessment team whose main purpose is to identify, intervene, and prevent acts of violence. This team has been in operation since 2015. In addition, the Youth Services Division (YSD) works with community partners to provide services to area youth. YSD officers continually form partnerships and build relationships with youth, their families, and the school communities to keep students and schools safe.

If anyone has specific information to share about potential violence or concerns about an individual's intent to engage in violence, you are encouraged to file a police report immediately.

Central Precinct also staffs an Entertainment Detail, which is comprised of a team of 18 Officers and 3 Sergeants, on the weekends in the downtown entertainment zone. The downtown entertainment zone is closed off to vehicular traffic and the team members monitor this area carefully. The team members are also familiar with the local bar and club staff and work with them to increase safety on the weekends when there are larger crowds.

While the Portland Police Bureau has a number of strategies to prevent violence, we rely upon the public for help. It is critical for community members to help us to identify risk and report information that we may not be aware of. In an emergency, call 9-1-1. For non-emergency matters, contact (503) 823-3333.

The Portland Police Bureau's Criminal Intelligence Unit has a number of links to resources and information on their webpage: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/76178

The FBI has made available a quick reference guide of pre-attack behaviors of active shooters in the United States between 2000 and 2013: https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/pre-attack-behaviors-of-active-shooters-2000-2013-quick-reference-guide.pdf/view

For persons requiring anonymity, information may be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Oregon.
Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

"The devastating loss of life across our country this past week is another stark reminder for our community to do what we can to prevent violence by working with law enforcement partners," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "We have been preparing for and taking proactive measures for years and must continue to do so to strengthen our abilities to identify and prevent these horrific events from happening. We are deeply saddened by the deaths of so many individuals whose losses are felt across the nation. We all have a role to play in keeping our community safe and we are committed to continuing this work with our community."

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kennedy
kennedy
Officers Respond to Burglary in Progress with Shots Fired by Homeowner -- Suspect in Custody (Photo) - 08/06/19

On Monday August 5, 2019 at approximately 9:53p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 8000 block of Southeast Francis Street on a report of a burglary in progress. Officers arrived at the location and discovered the homeowner holding the suspect at gunpoint. The suspect was taken into custody.

Officers learned that the homeowner found the suspect hiding in the garage holding a machete. The homeowner was armed with a gun and fired two shots. The suspect complied with the homeowner until police arrived.

Officers located evidence of gunfire at the scene. No one was injured as a result of the shooting. The suspect was identified as 50-year-old William James Kennedy. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on one count of Burglary in the Second Degree.

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Attached Media Files: kennedy , machete.jpg
It Can Wait! Don't Text And Drive - 08/06/19

The Portland Police Bureau issued over 300 Distracted Driving citations during the month of
July 2019. This was largely in part because of additional funding through a grant partnership
with Oregon Impact and the Oregon Transportation Safety Division.

During the month of August, the Portland Police Bureau will continue to work with our grant
partners, and partner agencies throughout the State of Oregon as we can achieve more when
we work together. This doesn't mean writing more citations--it means saving more lives.

Through our enforcement efforts, we believe we can help keep community members safe by
heightening awareness through our presence and reminded drivers of the importance of never
talking on the phone or texting while driving. Issuing citations is not our goal, but it's a way to remind people of the dangers surrounding distracted driving.

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

5 Distracted Driving Stats you should know:
1. On average there are 3,179 people killed every year as a result of Distracted Driving
2. 1 in 4 is the probability that a cell phone was the cause of a Distracted Driving crash
3. 60% of the population use a cell phone while driving
4. 21-24 year olds are more likely to send a text or email while driving
5. You are 4 X's more likely to be involved in a crash using your cell phone while driving

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

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

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Driver Sober
2019 Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over (Photo) - 08/06/19

During the month of July the Portland Police Bureau arrested 66 impaired
drivers. A portion of these efforts utilized additional grant funds grant from
Oregon Impact supplied by the Oregon Transportation Safety Division.

The 2019 national enforcement mobilization campaign "Drive Sober or Get
Pulled Over" goes into effect across the country from August 14 to
September 2, 2019. Impaired driving is one of the deadliest and most often
committed - yet preventable -- of all crimes and has become a serious
safety epidemic in our country.

Approximately 1/3 of all traffic crash fatalities in the United States involve
drunk drivers (with blood alcohol concentrations [BACs] of .08 of higher). In
2017, there were 10,874 people killed in drunk-driving crashes. To put it in
perspective, that's equal to about 20 jumbo jets crashing, with no survivors.

During the 2017 Labor Day holiday weekend, 36 percent of fatalities in
traffic crashes involved a drunk driver. On average, a DUII can set you
back $10,000 in attorney's fees, fines, court costs, lost time at work, higher
insurance rates, car towing and repairs, and more.

Celebrate with a Plan.....Always remember to plan ahead if you will be
celebrating. If you plan to drink, plan for a sober driver to take you home. Is
it your turn to be the designated driver? Take that role seriously and do not
consume alcohol, not even one drink.

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: Driver Sober
Jeffrey Chase
Jeffrey Chase
Weekend Speed Racing Missions Continue to Have Impact (Photo) - 08/05/19

Portland Police North Precinct Officers continue to put special detail officers aimed at addressing dangerous driving behavior, particularly speed racing. By using resources both on the ground and our Air Support Unit, officers have been seeking out groups of drivers that are gathering for the purposes of displays of speed. The illegal speed racing community is getting the message that this behavior will result in citations, towed vehicles, and even arrests.

This weekend, officers on the detail conducted 29 traffic stops, towed three vehicles, and arrested one person. Jeffrey M. Chase, 53, was stopped on a stolen motorcycle (photo) and charged with Unlawful Use of a Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, and Driving While Suspended-Felony.

The Portland Police Bureau will continue its efforts in educating community members about the dangers of speed racing. This education will be conducted on our social media platforms and through one-on-one conversations with participants. Enforcement action will also continue against individuals who are suspected of committing these types of crimes.

Irresponsible driving practices can have a deadly outcome. There have been at least 41 activations of PPB's Major Crash Team and 34 traffic related fatalities within the City of Portland this year.

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

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

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

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Attached Media Files: Jeffrey Chase , Towed vehicle , Towed vehicle , Towed vehicle , Recovered motorcycle
Service Coordination Team Graduation August 6th 1:00pm at City Hall - 08/05/19

The Portland Police Bureau's Service Coordination Team (SCT) has scheduled a graduation on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 1:00pm in City Council Chambers at Portland's City Hall, located at 1220 Southwest 4th Avenue, 2nd Floor.

The Service Coordination Team is a Portland Police Bureau program that provides housing and addiction treatment to individuals with chronic arrests. Through the coordination of law enforcement and community providers, services work to address the root cause of criminal activity and offer real, long-term, attainable solutions to aid individuals in changing their lives.

Tuesday, the SCT will be honoring graduates who participated in the program for approximately nine months to a year. The graduates are from Central City Concern's Housing Rapid Response/NISA and the Supportive Transitions and Stabilization programs, Central City Concern Outpatient Treatment programs, and several other addiction treatment programs, who work in collaboration with supportive housing.

There has been approximately 300 completions of the program since inception.

David Livingston, Class of 2015, will be Master of Ceremonies. Mayor Ted Wheeler and Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw will be making welcoming and congratulatory remarks.

Expected to attend are the new graduates, as well as SCT Alumni who will be recognized for their continued sobriety, progress and achievements.

The graduation program is a moving opportunity to see the power of change at work and the success of the Service Coordination Team's partnerships.

The Service Coordination Team is a partnership between the Portland Police Bureau, the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, the Multnomah County Department of Community Justice, Portland Patrol Inc., Central City Concern, Transition Projects Inc., DePaul Treatment Center, Portland Business Alliance Clean and Safe, Urban League and multiple other agencies.

Refreshments will be served immediately afterward in the foyer on the first floor.

For additional information about the Service Coordination Team, contact Program Manager Emily Rochon at 503-823-3449, emily.rochon@portlandoregon.gov.

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Shooting in Cully Neighborhood Leaves One With Injuries - 08/03/19

On Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 7:30 P.M., North Precinct officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 5300 Block of Northeast Killingsworth Street. When officers arrived, they discovered a victim injured by gunfire. They used a Bureau-issued IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit) to provide initial treatment to the victim until medical crews arrived to take over care. The victim was transported to a hospital for treatment. Initial information suggests that the injuries are non-life threatening.

The suspect left the scene before officers arrived. There is no suspect information available for release at this time.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team responded to assume the investigation.

Northeast Killingsworth Street was closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic between Northeast 52nd and 55th Avenues, but is reopened now.

If anyone has information about this violent crime, or has video evidence, they're asked to call 503 823 3333 (Police Non-Emergency) and report it. If anyone is aware of the current location of the suspect or suspects, call 9-1-1.

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Tamena Strickland
UPDATE #3: Victim Identified in Concordia Neighborhood Homicide (Photo) - 08/03/19

The Medical Examiner has completed an autopsy of the victim killed in the Concordia Neighborhood triple shooting. He is 22-year-old Deante S. Strickland. His cause of death was a single gunshot wound to the chest.

No further updates are available at this time.

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Homicide Detectives have been conducting follow up since the shooting in the Concordia Neighborhood. Late in the day they arrested 30-year-old Tamena J. Strickland (photo) and booked her into the Multnomah County Detention Center on a charge of Murder and two counts of Attempted Murder.


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The shooting investigation in the Concordia neighborhood is now a homicide. One male adult was confirmed deceased at the scene. Two female adults were also injured by gunfire and went to a hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening wounds.

The cause of death and identity of the male victim will be determined by the Medical Examiner. That information will be released after an autopsy is conducted.

Homicide detectives are now in charge of the investigation and are actively doing follow-up. Suspect information will not be released unless appropriate for the ongoing investigation.

If anyone has any information, witnessed the shooting, or has video that might be relevant to the investigation, they're asked to call Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762 or by e-mail Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov, or Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319
Mark.Slater@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Friday, August 2, 2019 at 2:07 P.M., North Precinct officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 6200 Block of Northeast 42nd Avenue. When they arrived they discovered multiple victims injured. They immediately secured the scene and facilitated getting medical care to the victims. The victims' conditions are not available.

At this time no arrests have been made, but officers and detectives are still actively working the scene. There is no suspect information available for release yet.

The crime scene is closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Northeast 42nd Avenue between Northeast Holman Street and Killingsworth Street.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be released as available.

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Attached Media Files: Tamena Strickland
Baton
Baton
UPDATE: Suspect Crashes Motorcycle, Steals Baton, and Assaults Officer (Photo) - 08/03/19

This update adds an additional photograph of the motorcycle involved. It's not clear who the owner of the motorcycle is because identifying numbers were missing. Officers have placed a hold on it as a suspected stolen vehicle.

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On Friday, August 2, 2019 at 5:07 P.M., an East Precinct Officer was enroute to assist another officer on an emergency call. He was driving with police lights and siren activated on Southeast Holgate Boulevard near Southeast 118th Avenue. A motorcycle rider, rather than pull to the right to allow the police vehicle to get around, increased speed. The motorcycle then lost control and crashed. The officer pulled over to render assistance and address the dangerous driving behavior, but the rider began to run away. The officer attempted to take the rider into custody. A struggle ensued and the suspect attempted to grab the officer's Conducted Electrical Weapon (CEW, or Taser). The officer was able to retain control of the CEW, but the suspect stole his expandable baton. She used the baton to assault the officer while the officer deployed the CEW at her. The CEW was ineffective. Another arriving officer deployed a CEW and it was effective, allowing them to take her into custody.

The officer was transported by police vehicle, treated, and released from the hospital. The suspect was transported by ambulance to the hospital, treated for injuries sustained during the motorcycle crash, then booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center. Angela L. Dunson, 38, is charged with Attempted Assault in the Second Degree, Assault on a Public Safety Officer, Robbery in the Third Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Escape in the Third Degree, Interfering with a Police Officer, Attempting to Elude by Vehicle, Attempting to Elude on Foot, Reckless Driving, and Providing False Information to a Police Officer.

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Attached Media Files: Baton , CEW , CEW , Angela Dunson , Motorcycle
PPB Planning Response to Protest - 08/02/19

The Portland Police Bureau is preparing for a variety of demonstration events being planned for Saturday August 17, 2019. At this time, no organization or event organizer has applied for permits related to these events being advertised to occur in Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Based on publicly available information, these events are being promoted by individuals or organizations with differing ideologies.

Numerous past demonstration events in the City of Portland, involving individuals and groups with differing ideologies, have resulted in criminal behavior by some participants, including but not limited to assaults, vandalism, and weapons violations. Some of these incidents have resulted in arrest while others remain under investigation by the Police Bureau.

Based on publicly-available information, the Bureau is concerned events on August 17 may involve persons interested in participating in criminal activity.

"The Portland Police leadership team is already in the planning process for this event, which includes working with a number of partner agencies to gather the appropriate resources needed," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "There is concern about the criminal intentions being expressed in the publically available forums which suggest some attendees plan to engage in violence. We are taking this into account and developing an appropriate plan with adequate resources to prepare for this eventuality. We will be putting out more information in various formats leading up to and during the event in order to keep the public informed of the expectations and the situation. We will also be doing outreach to provide information to local businesses, residents, and visitors so they will know what to expect and the likely areas to be impacted."

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

Anyone with information about individuals planning to commit criminal activity at any of the August 17 events is asked to share that information with the Portland Police Bureau. Information can be sent via email to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov.

For persons requiring anonymity, information may be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Oregon.
Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823
Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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

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UPDATE: Shooting Investigation in Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood, #ALERT For Street Closure - 08/01/19

GVRT investigators have confirmed there is one shooting victim related to this incident. The victim was dropped off at a local hospital by a private vehicle. The male victim is believed to have serious, but non-life threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing.

The closure of Southeast 92nd Avenue is likely to stay in place for at least 2 hours.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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On Thursday, August 1st, 2019, at 4:11 P.M., East Precinct officers responded to a report of shots fired near Southeast 92nd Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard in the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood. When officers arrived they located evidence of gunfire.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) responded to conduct an investigation. There is no victim or suspect information that can be released at this time.

Southeast 92nd Avenue is closed between Southeast Powell Boulevard and Southeast Division Street while GVRT collects evidence and interviews witnesses.

If anyone has information about the shooting and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333 and reference case number 19-261559.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. Updates will be released as they become available.

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Replica Firearm
PPB Officers Arrest Stalking Suspect-Recover Replica Firearm (Photo) - 08/01/19

On Monday, July 29th 2019 at 11:06 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a location in Southwest Portland regarding a stalking complaint. The victim told officers she lives on a busy street and saw a vehicle pass by her home at a very slow rate of speed. A few minutes later, when the vehicle passed by the other direction, she recognized the driver as her ex-husband whom she has a protection order against in another state. She then called police for help.

Officers on scene coordinated with the bureau's Domestic Violence Reduction Unit (DVRU) in the investigation. Also included in the response and safety planning were members of the Multnomah County Domestic Violence Response Advocates (DVRA's). DVRA's helped to develop a safety plan for the victim while the case was still being investigated.

While the officer was writing his report near the victim's residence, the officer saw the suspect drive by. Officers conducted a high risk traffic stop and took the suspect into custody. Officers could see there was a cell phone in the car that was still recording. The suspect also admitted to a Glock style BB gun being under the seat.

Investigators from DVRU applied for a search warrant to search the suspect's vehicle. The warrant was granted and investigators located a full face ski mask, set of fabric gloves, and a Glock style BB gun in the vehicle. (PHOTO)

The suspect, 45-year-old Oscar A. Marquez, was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on three counts of Stalking and three counts of Violation of a Restraining Order. (PHOTO)

Domestic violence is among the most frequent and serious forms of violent crime investigated by police. If you or a loved one are experiencing domestic violence or are concerned that domestic violence may be an issue, help is available.

Call to Safety provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources. Call to Safety's 24-hour crisis line can be reached at 503-235-5333, or 1-888-235-5333.

Additional, web-based resources are available from Multnomah County's Domestic Violence Coordinator's office: http://web.multco.us/dv

The Portland Police Bureau's Domestic Violence Reduction Unit is a unique collaboration between the Portland Police Bureau, the Multnomah County Domestic and Sexual Violence Coordination Office and Volunteers of America. Specially trained Police Officers and victim advocates work as a team to review and follow-up on reported incidents of domestic violence.

Information on DVRU is available at: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/35679

The City of Portland, Multnomah County and numerous other partners have also joined together to create The Gateway Center. The Gateway Center attempts to limit the impact of intimate partner violence through by providing multi-cultural and survivor-centered advocacy and services. Given the complexity of domestic violence, this center provides a single-point of access to services and resources for survivors of intimate partner violence.

Information on The Gateway Center can be found at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/gatewaycenter/52837

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Attached Media Files: Replica Firearm , Marquez Mug Photo , Marquez 3 , Marquez 2 , Marquez 1
Hatchet Photo
Hatchet Photo
Update #4: Identity of Deceased Released, Detectives Seeking Witnesses (Photo) - 08/01/19

The investigation into the situation that culminated in an officer-involved shooting on Tuesday continues. The shooting occurred in the complex of the Ash Street Courtyard Apartments, located at 12026 Southeast Ash Street.

The deceased subject has been identified as Lane Christopher Martin, born 07/31/87. He was not associated with the apartment complex where the shooting occurred.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office has determined the cause of death to be gun shot wounds.

Family members of the deceased have been notified and respectfully request privacy.

Homicide Detectives are encouraging other witnesses to come forward with eye witness accounts, video, or photographs. It is important to have as many witness accounts as possible and there were numerous people in the area who are believed to have witnessed this event.

Additionally, Detectives are asking for the driver of a black Volvo 4-door SUV, which was on Northeast Davis Street turning onto Southbound 122nd Avenue at about 4:37 p.m., to please contact them. Investigators have information that Martin approached this SUV at the driver's side while armed with the hatchet. If you believe this was you, please contact Detective William Winters at 503-823-0466 or at william.winters@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033 or at Anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov

Photographs of the weapons recovered from the crime scene are attached.

This event culminated in an apartment complex and questions have been brought forward about the length of time the body remained at the scene prior to transport to another location. Homicide investigations require diligence and care in preserving evidence in photographic and physical form. In this event, it was a priority to limit the time the body remained at the scene and the body was moved within about two hours. To put that into perspective, it is not uncommon for this to take four to six hours in public spaces. We recognize that these events can be traumatic to those involved and community members who witness them. This is one reason community members who were in the area of the apartment complex were provided the opportunity to leave or remain inside the apartment.

There are no anticipated further details for public release until after the grand jury makes a determination on this case.

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The officers involved in the shooting incident near Southeast 120th Avenue and Ash Street on July 30th, 2019 have been identified as:

Officer Gary Doran, a 12-year veteran, deployed deadly force,

Acting Sergeant David Kemple, a 17-year veteran, deployed less lethal force,

Officer Nicholas Bianchini, a 10-year veteran, deployed less lethal force.

There were ECIT trained officers at the scene during this encounter.

Detectives are continuing to gather information from witnesses and are still interested in witness accounts of this incident. Anyone with information, photographs or video connected to this investigation should contact Portland Police Bureau Detective William Winters at 503-823-0466 or at william.winters@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033 or at Anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov

Further information will be released as it becomes available, including the identity of the deceased, after the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office has conducted the autopsy and notified next of kin.

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Portland Police Bureau Detectives, members of the East County Major Crimes Team, and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office are continuing to investigate the officer involved shooting that occurred late this afternoon. Investigators have learned that East Precinct Officers were dispatched to a call of a disturbance with a weapon at 4:22 p.m. Preliminary information provided to dispatch was that a male was attempting to break into a vehicle in the parking lot of the Safeway, located in the 200 block of Northeast 122nd Avenue. When confronted by a security officer, the suspect reportedly displayed an edged weapon.

Witnesses described the male suspect as being armed with a weapon similar to an axe or hatchet. Officers located the suspect and deployed multiple less lethal rounds. An officer-involved shooting occurred near the 12000 block of Southeast Ash Street.

Officers called for emergency medical assistance for the suspect and rendered medical aid at the scene. The suspect, believed to be an adult male, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The investigation is in its early stages and additional information will be released as the investigation continues and more information is learned. There is not believed to be a danger to the community in relation to this incident.

"There were numerous pedestrians and motorists in the area when this incident occurred and there are likely witnesses with whom we have not yet spoken," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "We encourage those with information, photographs, and video to come forward to share with our investigators."

Anyone with information, photographs or video connected to this investigation should contact Portland Police Bureau Detective William Winters at 503-823-0466 or at william.winters@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033 or at anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov

Southeast 122nd Avenue from Southeast Stark Street to East Burnside is closed. This area will remain closed to the public while investigators and members of the Forensics Evidence Division process the scene. Investigators are hoping to re-open the roads by 1 a.m.

The identity of the subject and officers involved will be released at a later time. Per policy, the involved officers will remain on paid administrative leave until the completion of the investigation and Grand Jury.

Following the Grand Jury, the Bureau may release additional information as appropriate.

As part of the use of force review process, the Bureau will conduct an internal review of the entire incident and the case will go before the Police Review Board (PRB), which is comprised of community members, Bureau members and representatives from the Independent Police Review 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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The Public Information Officer is working with Detectives to gather information for release. The estimated time for the media briefing is 9 p.m. at the earliest. The location for the briefing will be in the Southwest corner of the parking lot of the 122nd Avenue transit center parking. This parking lot is on the Southeast corner of the intersection of 122nd Avenue and E Burnside Street.

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The Portland Police Bureau is investigating an officer-involved shooting in the area of the 12100 block of Southeast Ankeny Street. The involved officer is not injured. The involved suspect has been pronounced deceased at the scene. There is no on-going risk to the community related to this incident.

Southeast 122nd Avenue is closed from East Burnside to Stark Street and several connecting side streets are impacted by the closure. These closures are likely to remain in effect for an estimated five to six hours or longer as the scene is processed by the Forensic Evidence Division members.

There is no further information for release at this time. The PIO will provide a media update after the Detective briefing.

If anyone has information about this incident or video footage, please contact the non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

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The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene of an officer-involved shooting investigation near Southeast 122nd Avenue and Southeast Ankeny Street.

Interested media should respond to the staging area in the parking lot the Transit Center at 122nd Avenue and Burnside Street. The estimated time frame for a media briefing is unknown at this time, but the PIO will brief media as soon as she is able to get briefed. Updates will be provided via Twitter.

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

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Attached Media Files: Hatchet Photo , Knife Photo 2 , Knife Photo , Martin Photo
PPB Investigating Shooting-Female Injured - 08/01/19

Correction: The shooting scene where evidence of gunfire was located is Southeast 73rd Avenue, Not Northeast per the initial release.

Corrected version below:

On Thursday, August 1st, 2019 at 4:15 A.M., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a person shot in the area of Northeast 119th Avenue and Halsey Street. When the officers arrived they located an adult female who appeared to have a gunshot wound to the leg. Officers requested an ambulance and applied two tourniquets to the victim's leg. She was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with what are considered to be non-life threatening injuries.

Officers are checking the area of Northeast 119th Avenue and Halsey for evidence and witnesses. The street is closed North of Halsey Street on 119th Avenue.

East Precinct Officers also responded to a call of shots heard in the area of the 800 block of Southeast 73rd Avenue at 4:01 a.m. Officers have located evidence of gunfire in this area. They are looking into whether or not the two cases could be connected. The 800 block of Southeast 73rd Avenue is closed while investigators gather evidence.

No arrests have been made. There is no suspect information to release at this time.
The Gun Violence Reduction Team is responding to assist with the investigation.
If anyone has information about either incident, contact non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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Uhl photo
UPDATE: #ALERT: Special Emergency Reaction Team/Crisis Negotiation Team Activation (Photo) - 07/31/19

The woman involved in the incident at the Chase Bank this afternoon has been identified as 44 year-old Deborah L. Uhl. She has been booked at the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of False Report, Trespass II, and Disorderly Conduct II. (PHOTO)

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The subject was taken into custody by officers. As of now, there are no known injuries pertaining to this incident.

The PIO will brief at 6:30 p.m. at the Northeast corner of SW Broadway and SW Yamhill Street.

The perimeter will be cleared shortly.

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The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to the area of the 800 block of Southwest 6th Avenue to assist Central Precinct officers who are dealing with a woman causing a disturbance inside a business. Our Metropolitan Explosive Disposal Unit is also responding to assist given the nature of the threats from the woman.

Officers are evacuating nearby business and residences. Pioneer Courthouse Square is also closed. Community members are asked to avoid the area.

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

The PIO is responding to the scene and a media staging area will be established soon via Twitter.

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Attached Media Files: Uhl photo
Tolliver Photo
Tolliver Photo
Update: Shooting Victim Identified (Photo) - 07/31/19

The victim in Sunday's shooting has been identified as 25 year-old Tylone Tolliver. (PHOTO) Next of kin have been notified.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office has determined the manner of death as homicide and the cause of death was determined to be the result of gunshot wounds.

Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detective Todd Gradwahl is actively investigating this case. If anyone has information about this homicide, Detective Gradwahl can be reached at (503) 823-0991 or at todd.gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov


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On Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 6:40 P.M., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 80 block of Northeast Russell Street, near Northeast Rodney Avenue. When officers arrived, they discovered a victim lying on the ground with a gunshot wound. Medical crews responded but discovered that the victim died at the scene.

Officers have closed off the crime scene to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Homicide detectives are now responding to assume the investigation.

There is no suspect information to release at this time. If anyone is a witness to the shooting or has any information about it, they are asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. The investigation is in its early stages and more information will be released when appropriate.

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Attached Media Files: Tolliver Photo
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Armed, Wanted Suspect Arrested At Light Rail Station (Photo) - 07/31/19

Today, July 31st, 2019 at 8:00 a.m., Officers assigned to the Transit Police Division were conducting a fare mission at the Northeast 60th MAX Light Rail station.

During the mission, officers encountered 23-year-old Joan Manjarrez-Quintero as he exited a train. Mr. Manjarrez-Quintero had not purchased a ride fare and then lied about his identity when TriMet fare inspectors attempted to issue him a citation. Transit officers then assisted with the contact and discovered Manjarrez-Quintero had a valid arrest warrant out of Multnomah County for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Mr. Manjarrez-Quintero was therefore taken into custody. During an inventory of his person, officers found a Taurus .357 Magnum Revolver, a handheld crossbow and a box of .22LR ammunition.

Mr. Manjarrez-Quintero was eventually lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on the warrant and a new charge of unlawful possession of a firearm.

This is the third firearm the Transit Police Division has recovered off of wanted subjects in the last two months and highlights the great partnership between TriMet employees and the police.

The Transit Police Division is a multi-agency partnership involving agencies from the following agencies:

* Portland Police Bureau
* Beaverton Police Department
* Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
* Gresham Police Department
* Hillsboro Police Department
* Lake Oswego Police Department
* Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
* Milwaukie Police Department
* Oregon City Police Department
* Port of Portland Police Department
* Tigard Police Department
* Tualatin Police Department
* Washington County Sheriff's Office

Transit Police work closely with TriMet officials and other security personnel to provide a safe and secure environment for TriMet users.

TriMet advises the following to its users:

Report suspicious activity
* If you see suspicious behavior or a suspicious package, or if there's an emergency or unsafe situation on board, tell a TriMet employee or call 9-1-1.

* MAX and WES trains have up to four emergency intercoms to reach the operator.

* Free 9-1-1 calls can be made at pay phones located at all MAX/WES stations and transit centers.

Don't leave personal items unattended
* I Please keep personal items, such as purses, bags, backpacks and packages, with you at all times. This helps TriMet avoid unnecessary security alerts and delays.

* I It is a felony under Oregon law to assault a TriMet operator or vandalize TriMet property. TriMet offers a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of any person who assaults a TriMet employee or vandalizes TriMet property. To report a crime, call 9-1-1.

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Attached Media Files: Manjarrezquintero.png , Revolver.jpg
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Portland Police Bureau Continues To Hold Illegal Street Racers Accountable (Photo) - 07/30/19

This weekend, extra PPB resources were assigned to focus on North and Northeast Portland regarding street racing activity. These directed patrols were conducted on Saturday and Sunday nights and resulted in nineteen traffic stops, four towed vehicles and six arrests.

Suspects arrested included:
- 18 year-old Hilario Garcia for Felony Elude and Reckless Driving
- 22 year-old Tea Sue Engdahl for Reckless Driving and Speed Racing
- 25 year-old Ian Michael Steffens for Reckless Driving
- 27 year-old Aaron Flores for Reckless Driving and Speed Racing
- 30 year-old Willie Holloway for Reckless Driving and Speed Racing
- 37 year-old Karim Gardner for Hit and Run

"Street racing is illegal, dangerous and can have serious impacts on the safety of our roads," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "This has been an ongoing issue and we have been working with our partners at the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office to look for new strategies to hold participants accountable. My thanks to the officers and all those who were involved in the planning and implementation of this enforcement mission. I hope it sends the clear message that this illegal behavior will not be tolerated in our city."

The Portland Police Bureau will continue its efforts in educating community members about the dangers of speed racing. This education will be conducted on our social media platforms and through one-on-one conversations with participants. Enforcement action will also continue against individuals who are suspected of committing these types of crimes.

Irresponsible driving practices can have a deadly outcome. There have been at least 41 activations of PPB's Major Crash Team and 34 traffic related fatalities within the City of Portland this year.

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

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

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

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Attached Media Files: Tow.jpg
Victim Taken to Hospital After Shooting in St. Johns Neighborhood - 07/29/19

On Monday, July 29, 2019 at 3:39 A.M., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a person shot in an apartment in the 8600 block of North Swift Way. When they arrived they located a victim, a male. He was transported by ambulance to the hospital with what are considered to be non-life threatening injuries.

Due to the circumstances of the call, Robbery Detectives are responding to assume the investigation.

No arrests have been made. There is no suspect information to release at this time. The investigation is in its beginning stages and it is too early to link this incident to any other crimes.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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Brotherton Photo
PPB Sex Assault Detectives Serve Search Warrant-Arrest One Male (Photo) - 07/27/19

On July 5, 2019 at 3:36 a.m., Central Precinct Officers took a report from an adult female victim who disclosed she was walking when a male approached her, inappropriately touched her, and threatened her with a knife. The victim fled and called for police help. This happened near Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest Grant Street.

Sex Assault Detectives have been following up on this case and early this morning they executed a search warrant at the residence of the suspect in the 2700 block of Southwest 1 Avenue.

58 year-old George B. Brotherton was arrested at the residence. He has been transported to the Multnomah County Jail and charged with Sexual Abuse I, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Coercion (three counts). (PHOTO)

Detectives are exploring whether or not this suspect could be connected to other cases.
If anyone has information related to this case or person that could help investigators, contact Detective Matt Estes at (503) 823-0462 or matthew.estes@portlandoregon.gov

Cases such as this often increase public interest in personal safety programs. The Portland Police Bureau's WomenStrength and GirlsStrength Programs offer free self-defense programs. For more information about these program and upcoming classes or if you are interested in volunteering for these programs, visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/35911 or @women_Strength on Twitter. Since 1979, the program instructors have provided free self-defense classes to over 30,000 women and teenage girls and personal safety workshops to over 100,000 women and men in the Portland area.

"Central Precinct Officers and Sex Crimes Detectives have worked diligently to identify and apprehend the suspect of this sexual assault," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "Their professionalism and sacrifice to capture this person are to be commended. Their dedicated efforts have made our community safer and I thank them for their work."

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Attached Media Files: Brotherton Photo
PPB Investigating Shooting at Eastport Plaza-No Reported Injuries - 07/26/19

On Friday, July 26, 2019, at 5:59 p.m., East Precinct Officers responded to a shooting in the area of Eastport Plaza, located in the 3900 block of Southeast 82nd Avenue. Officers responded to the scene and located evidence of gunfire in the parking lot. No one has been located with any injuries related to this incident.

Officers performed a traffic stop near Southeast 84th Avenue and Southeast Holgate Boulevard and are looking into whether the vehicle stopped is connected with the shooting incident.

Investigators with the Gun Violence Reduction Team are responding to the scene. If anyone has information about this incident or related video, contact Detective Jeff Pontius at (503) 823-2081 or at Jeffery.pontius@portlandoregon.gov

This is an active investigation and further details are not available for release at this time.

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PPB Investigating Sexual Assault Involving Knife in Northwest Portland - 07/26/19

On Friday, July 26, 2019, at 4:34 a.m., Central precinct officers responded to a call of an assault near Northwest Glisan Street and Northwest 13th Avenue involving two female victims and a male armed with a knife. Officers learned one of the females was sexually assaulted by the male and the other female victim fended the male off. The male suspect fled on foot to the North.

Officers conducted an area search and did not locate the suspect. One female sustained a minor injury and was taken to an area hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening injury.

The suspect and the victims are not believed to be known to each other. The suspect is described as a white male older than 40, long hair in a ponytail, wearing a black hoodie and shorts that were likely tan in color.

Sex Assault Detective Ross Dormady is the primary investigator and if anyone has information or video footage related to this case, he can be reached at (503) 823-0880 or ross.dormady@portlandoregon.gov

This is an on-going investigation and further details are not available for release at this time.

The Portland Police Bureau is actively investigating this serious incident and is releasing this information to the public for increased awareness and in the event that community members have information that may assist the investigation. Further updates will be provided as information is available.

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UPDATE: Motorcyclist Involved in Fatal Crash Identified - 07/26/19

The motorcyclist who died after a single vehicle crash on Thursday, July 25, has been identified as 50 year-old Donald W. Cole. Family members have been notified.

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The driver of the motorcycle involved in this morning's crash has died at an area hospital. Northeast Alderwood Road will remain closed for the next couple of hours as investigators continue to look into the circumstances that led up to this crash. More information will be released as it becomes available.

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The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the area of Northeast 82nd Avenue and Northeast Alderwood Road to assist in a single vehicle (motorcycle) crash investigation. The driver of the motorcycle has been transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. Northeast Alderwood Road is closed in both directions from Northeast 82nd Avenue to Northeast Cascade Parkway.

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: Pedestrian Killed in Crash Identified - 07/26/19

The pedestrian who was killed in the crash on Wednesday near Northeast 142nd Avenue and Northeast Halsey Street has been identified as 22 year-old Jamie Saint-Louis. Family members have been notified.

Traffic Division Officers continue to look into this crash. There are no further details for release due to the on-going investigation.

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On Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 2:51a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast 142nd Ave and Northeast Halsey Street on a report of a pedestrian that was struck by a vehicle. Officers and medical personnel arrived on scene and determined the pedestrian was deceased.

Preliminary information suggests that the pedestrian, an adult female, was crossing the street when she was hit by a vehicle traveling eastbound on Northeast Halsey Street. The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and cooperated with investigators. No arrests have been made at this time.

The identity of the pedestrian will be released after the next of kin is notified.

Traffic investigators would like to hear from anyone who witnessed or has information relating to this crash. Officer David Enz can be reached at 503-823-2208.

This is the 40th call out for the Major Crash Team and the 33rd fatality within the City of Portland in 2019.

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

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

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

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The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the area of Northeast 142nd Avenue and Northeast Halsey street to assist in a fatal traffic crash investigation. Northeast Halsey Street is closed in both directions from Northeast 140th Avenue to Northeast 146th Ave.

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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Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood -- One Person Injured - 07/25/19

On Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 5:14p.m., East Precinct Officers responded to Southeast 99th Avenue and Southeast Stark Street on a report that someone had been shot. Officers arrived in the area and located a victim. The victim was transported to an area hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect fled the scene in a vehicle. Officers searched the area and were unable to locate the suspect.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) responded to the scene and is now assuming the investigation. This investigation is in the early stages and more information will be released as it becomes available.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Woodlawn Neighborhood -- One Person Injured - 07/25/19

On Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 3:57p.m., North Precinct Officers responded to the Woodlawn Community Garden located at 7098 Northeast 11th Avenue on a report that someone had been shot. Officers arrived in the area and located a victim. The victim was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.

The suspect fled the scene of the shooting. Officers are currently searching the area for the suspect. Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau's Robbery Detail are responding to the scene to investigate the shooting.

We are in the early stages of this investigation. More information will be released as it becomes available.

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Holladay Park Safety Plan Midpoint Stats
Holladay Park Safety Plan Midpoint Stats
UPDATE: Holladay Park Safety Plan Announced (Photo) - 07/25/19

The Holladay Park Safety Plan has demonstrated meaningful results. Statistics compiled by our Strategic Services Division compared May 5, 2019 through July 22, 2019 to the same period last year. Pertaining to dispatched calls for service, highlights include an 18% decrease in disturbances, a 45% decrease in thefts and a 50% decrease in assaults. Last year, increases in disturbances, thefts and assaults brought negative attention to the area. The stakeholders involved with this summer safety plan hope the attached graph show the impact and commitment this plan has for its neighbors, businesses and tourists.

This community led effort is at its midway point and wants to celebrate this good work product with another BBQ in Holladay Park. Like every week, stakeholders will meet at the Lloyd Center's Community Room at 2:00 p.m. and then walk outside to the park at 2:30 p.m. Members of the community and the media are invited to attend these two events on Wednesday, July 31st 2019, to hold discussions with the various participating sponsors of the Holladay Park Safety Plan.

Some of the organizations who were instrumental in the creation of this plan include: 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.

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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.

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Attached Media Files: Holladay Park Safety Plan Midpoint Stats
Public's Help Sought to Identify Stabbing Suspect - 07/24/19

The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help to identify the suspect in a stabbing.

This investigation began on June 16, 2019 at approximately 11:45p.m., when officers responded to the area of Northeast 82nd Avenue and Northeast Schuyler Street on a report of a stabbing. Investigators learned that the victim, a 28-year-old female, was violently stabbed. The suspect fled the scene after the attack.

Investigators are releasing a video of a male who is believed to be the suspect. Investigators are also asking for the public's help to identify the female in the video who may have been a witness.

Video of the suspect can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/nM28fvVfwpI

Investigators believe the suspect is a danger to the public. Anyone with information about the suspect's identity is asked to contact:

Detective Sharp:
(503)823-9773
Jeff.sharp@portlandoregon.gov

or

Detective Samora
(503) 823-0416
Shaye.samora@portlandoregon.gov

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Update #2: Fatal Traffic Investigation Continues - Child Identified - 07/24/19

The Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division continues the fatal traffic investigation that happened at Willamette Park this weekend. Officers have determined there is no evidence that intoxication or speed were factors in this incident.

The child involved was identified as Preston Vang, age 7. The father was the driver of the vehicle that was towing the boat trailer. This incident is highly emotionally impactful for the family and they respectfully request privacy while they grieve the loss of their child.

The Traffic Division investigators are working with the District Attorney's Office to determine if criminal charges are appropriate. At this time, there have not been any arrests or citations issued. This is an on-going investigation and there are no further details for release at this time.

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The child involved in the crash at the boat ramp in Willamette Park has died at an area hospital. This is a highly emotional event for the family and they respectfully request privacy.

Investigators continue to look into the circumstances that led up to this crash. The involved parties are cooperating with the investigators.

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On Saturday, July 20, 2019, at 6:36 p.m., Central Precinct Officers responded to a call of a child who was run over by a boat at the boat ramp at Willamette Park, located at 6404 Southwest Beaver Avenue.

Officers arrived and the child was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. Officers from the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team are responding to assist with the investigation. Preliminary information suggests the child was run over by the boat trailer, not an actual boat.

The immediate area is closed and expected to remain so for several hours while the investigation is conducted and evidence is gathered.

If anyone witnessed this incident and has not already spoken with police, please call non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

It is early in the investigation and these are all the details available for release at this time. As information becomes available, it will be sent out in an updated press release.

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Portal
Portal
PPB Creates and Launches Evidence Tracking System for Survivors of Sexual Assaults (Photo) - 07/23/19

The Portland Police Bureau recently launched the Sexual Assault Management System (SAMS) Victim Portal, which is an online portal where survivors of sexual assaults can track the progress and status of their Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence (SAFE) kits. This was in response to the 2018 State of Oregon House Bill 4049, which requires law enforcement to give survivors anonymous access to the current status and past progress of their sexual assault kit.

The SAMS Victim Portal was developed in 2018 by the Portland Police Bureau's IT Department in collaboration with the Bureau's Sex Crimes Unit and was made possible and funded by the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) grant.

"Being able to provide survivors with access to real time updates is a tremendous leap forward in improving our victim-centered approach in these investigations," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "We are excited to be able to share this innovative technology throughout the state."

Survivors will receive their SAFE kit number with their discharge paperwork from the hospital. That number can be entered on the website https://trackit.osp.oregon.gov/ to receive real time updates on the status of their kit. Once the number has been entered, the screen will display a diagram showing the kit's progress and current status.

The portal was specifically designed with the survivor's privacy in mind and therefore does not require login information so users can remain completely anonymous. In addition, the portal only displays the status of the kit and does not provide any sensitive or personal information.

The SAMS Victim Portal was launched within the City of Portland on May 1, 2019 and is expected to be distributed state-wide by July 31, 2020.

There are additional resources available:

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

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

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

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

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

To learn more information about these programs, call 503-823-0260 or visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/35911

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Attached Media Files: Portal

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