Portland Police Blotter

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UPDATE: PPB Homicide Detectives Continue Investigation, Seek Public's Help (Photo) - 10/15/19

The Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Detectives continue to investigate the homicide that occurred on Saturday morning near the area of Northeast 9th Avenue and Northeast Davis Street.

As is standard protocol with all homicide investigations, Detectives have processed the scene for evidence, interviewed witnesses, and are following up on numerous leads. At this time, the motive behind this incident is still unknown. These investigations can take considerable time and we ask for the public's patience as we diligently work through the evidence and leads.

Homicide Detectives are asking anyone who was involved in the incident or who has information that could be connected, to come forward. Detective Scott Broughton can be reached at (503) 823-3774 or at scott.broughton@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Rico Beniga can be reached at (503)823-0457 or at rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov

PPB Detectives take these investigations seriously and cannot risk compromising an investigation by divulging information too soon in the process. We are committed to sharing what information we can when it will not hinder the investigation. We understand there is a high degree of public interest in this case and hope that interest helps us to gather information that can help us solve this tragic crime and other unsolved homicide investigations. Public safety is a shared responsibility and we appreciate those who assist us with our investigations into criminal matters.

Solving homicides is a priority for the Portland Police Bureau and we rely upon the public to help us to provide information to hold those responsible accountable. At times, individuals have information they do not realize is important, but can be critical to helping solve a case.

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

There are a number of Portland homicides that remain unsolved and we ask for the public's help. Details about unsolved homicides and a tip form can be located here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/35696

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Portland Police is releasing updated information about the vehicle crash and shots fired call that happened this morning, including confirming that the victim dropped off at the hospital has died. Homicide Detectives are currently primary investigators.

After the crash, the patient suffered critical injuries. Associates of the victim placed him into a personal vehicle and transported him to the hospital, where doctors attempted lifesaving measures. The victim did not survive.

The Multnomah County Medical Examiner performed an autopsy on the victim and determined the manner of death was homicide and the cause was blunt force trauma. The victim is identified as Sean D. Kealiher, 23, of Portland. His family has been notified of his death, and provided the attached picture of him for public release.

No arrests have been made.

Investigators believe that there are witnesses and community members with information about this incident and the chain of events that led up to it. If anyone has information, they're asked to contact Detective Scott Broughton at (503) 823-3774, Scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Rico Beniga 503-823-0457 Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov.

No additional information can be released at this time to protect the integrity of this ongoing homicide investigation.

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Central Precinct officers are on the scene of a shooting into a vehicle where the vehicle crashed into a commercial building in the Kerns Neighborhood.

This morning, Saturday October 12, 2019 at 12:14 a.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of shots heard in the area of Northeast 8th Avenue and Northeast Davis Street. They also learned that a vehicle crashed into a building.

When officers arrived they found a SUV crashed into the side of a commercial building and no one around. They also located evidence of gunfire into the vehicle. A short time later, a report came in of an injured person at a local hospital who had been dropped off by a private vehicle. The nature of the injuries and the condition of that patient is not being released pending further investigation.

The area around the crash scene at Northeast 8th Avenue and Northeast Davis Street is closed for about 2 blocks in each direction. No major roadways are impacted by the closure.

Investigators believe there may be witnesses who left the area prior to police arrival and were not contacted by investigators. If anyone has any information about this incident, please call the police non-emergency dispatch line at 503-823-3333.

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

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UPDATE #2: Victim from Homicide Identified, Detectives Seek Information (Photo) - 10/15/19

The victim from the homicide on October 14, 2019 near the 10200 block of North Mohawk Avenue has been identified as 65 year-old Ricky Malone, Sr. His family has been notified of his death and has provided the attached photograph.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office conducted an autopsy and determined the cause of death to be gunshot wound and the manner of death as homicide.

The Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Detectives are actively investigating this case. They encourage members of the public to reach out with any information that may assist the investigation. Detective Travis Law can be reached at (503) 823-0395 or at travis.law@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Todd Gradwahl at (503) 823-0991 or at todd.gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov

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The investigation is continuing into this morning's welfare check incident. The injured victim, an adult male, has died. The cause and/or manner of death is not being announced at this time.

Detectives are arriving on scene and are assisting North Precinct officers.

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

There still does not appear to be an on-going threat to the community.

A second update will be provided when appropriate for the investigation.

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On Monday, October 14, 2019 at 6:14 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 10200 block of North Mohawk Avenue on reports of a welfare check. When officers arrived they found an injured victim.

Officers have secured the scene and investigative teams will be arriving to assist.

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

There does not appear to be an on-going threat to the community at this time.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

No more information is expected to be released for at least the next few hours. An update will be provided when/if appropriate for the investigation.

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UPDATE: Still Looking For Owen (Photo) - 10/15/19

The investigation continues into the disappearance of Owen Klinger. Detectives assigned to the bureau's Missing Persons Unit have interviewed family and friends of Owen. Detectives have also worked with TriMet to establish Owen's last known location in North Portland, near the intersection of North Portsmouth and North Lombard. They have collected video from surrounding businesses and residences in this area as well.

Owen's phone is still turned off. Furthermore, detectives have not received any viable tips in this case. No evidence of foul play has not been discovered. Investigators remain committed to finding Owen and seeing his safe return to his loved ones.

PPB would like to thank the community for their efforts by participating in the many organized search groups.

To reiterate, the picture of Owen facing away from the camera in this release shows the actual clothes he was wearing that Sunday evening.

Bureau investigators and University of Portland officials are still working in a coordinated effort however Detective Lori Fonken is the lead on this case. She can be reached at 503-823-1081 and at missing@portlandoregon.gov.

Information about the Missing Persons Unit can be found at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/549803

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The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the community's help in locating missing 18-year-old Owen Klinger. Owen was last seen on the University of Portland's campus in Northeast Portland around 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening.

Owen is 6'1", 165 pounds and was last seen wearing light-blue hooded sweatshirt, jeans and a drawstring backpack. The picture of Owen facing away from the camera shows the actual clothes he was wearing Sunday evening.

School officials say it's unusual for him to go more than a day without contacting loved ones.

Anyone that has information regarding Owen's whereabouts is asked to immediately call 9-1-1.

The family does want to talk with media. Interested media should email A/Lieutenant Brad Yakots for contact information.

Bureau investigators and University of Portland officials are working in a coordinated effort however Detective Lori Fonken is the lead on this case. She can be reached at 503-823-1081 and/or at missing@portlandoregon.gov.

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PPB Releases Investigative Files Regarding Officer-Involved Shooting - 10/14/19

On Monday, October 14, 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 Gary Doran on July 30, 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/744440

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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Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives - 10/14/19

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

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

2nd Universal Review- 10/15/19 -- 11/14/19
* Directive 630.35, Bureau Response to Alarm Calls for Service (This is a new directive)
* Directive 640.30, Child Abuse Investigations

Community members are encouraged to read these Directives at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/59757 and follow the link at the bottom of the draft to provide comments. This webpage also enables community members to sign up for email notifications when new or revised directives are posted.


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PPB Investigating Theft of Vehicle with 6 Year Old Inside-Child Located Safe - 10/14/19

On Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 5:17 p.m., a male subject stole a white Chevy Tahoe from the area of Southeast 158th Avenue and Southeast Alder Street. The caller reported her 6 year-old grandson was inside the vehicle when it was taken. The vehicle was running and the grandmother was outside of the vehicle, but nearby, when it was taken.

Officers saturated the area and located the child safe near Southeast 162nd Avenue and Southeast Taylor Street. The child reported the male driver had pulled over and told him to get out of the vehicle. He was reunited with his father after police located him. When he was located, he was on his grandmother's phone with his father.

The stolen vehicle was located, but was not occupied, in the area of the 15700 block of Southeast Alder Street. Officers attempted a K9 track, but were unable to locate the suspect.
This is an active investigation. If anyone has information or video of the incident, contact non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333 and reference case 19-354084.

This is a highly unusual event for a child to be in a vehicle when it is stolen. It is a good reminder, especially during this time of year as the weather gets cold, that there are opportunists who seek to steal vehicles that are running and not occupied by a driver.

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Street Racing Enforcement Detail Arrests Two (Photo) - 10/14/19

Extra resources from North Precinct, the Traffic Division and the Air Support Unit patrolled North and Northeast Portland on Sunday night. This directed patrol resulted in numerous traffic stops and 2 arrests.

Suspects arrested:

- Daniel E. Lopez, 19, reckless driving and reckless endangering

- Weston E. Obrien, 29, felony warrants

Irresponsible driving practices can have a deadly outcome. There have been 53 Major Crash Team activations 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, 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.

Traffic Division officers and sergeants regularly do focused enforcement in areas where dangerous driving behavior has resulted in crashes or numerous complaints. These special details rotate throughout the city.

For more information and a link to report traffic safety issues, see the Traffic Division website: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/30559

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. Vision Zero missions focus on the City of Portland's High Crash Network, where a disproportionate number of deadly crashes occur. Here is a link to the map:

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/54892

But enforcement is only a piece of the puzzle. To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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Damage To City Vehicles, Suspect Arrested (Photo) - 10/13/19

On Saturday, October 12, 2019, at 4:00 p.m., North Precinct officers were confronted by an individual in the North Precinct parking lot who began throwing large rocks at police vehicles. One of the targeted vehicles was occupied by an officer.

After damaging two vehicles, the suspect ran away. An officer initiated a foot pursuit and ultimately brought the suspect to the ground where he was taken into custody.

27-year-old Nathan Prime was transported and lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on three counts of criminal mischief, one count of interfering with a police officer and one count of attempting to elude on foot.

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Traffic Officers Target Risky Driving Behaviors - 10/12/19

Portland Police's Traffic Division continues to focus on the city's streets that are prone to crashes.

On Friday, October 11, 2019, during the evening hours, Traffic Division officers conducted a focused enforcement mission along Northeast Lombard Street/Northeast Portland Highway from Northeast Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard to Northeast 60th Avenue. This is a Vision Zero designated high crash network street. Officers focused on dangerous and risky driving behaviors.

In all, more than 38 drivers were contacted resulting in 34 citations, 3 warnings, and 1 arrest for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII). The officers took the opportunity to talk with community members about Vision Zero, the importance of safe driving habits, and proper equipment. Traffic safety education classes were offered when appropriate.

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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Investigation Leads to Arrest in Old Town Stabbing Case (Photo) - 10/11/19

Investigators have charged a man related to a stabbing case last month in the Old Town Neighborhood.

On September 8, 2019 at 2:34a.m., Central Precinct and Entertainment District detail officers responded to a report of a fight involving multiple people near Northwest 3rd Avenue and Northwest Davis Street.

Officers broke up the fight and arrested four people, including Joshua M. Lund, 39, of Portland, for Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree. During the investigation a victim was found to have a non-life threatening stab wound to the chest. The victim went to a doctor in a private vehicle, was treated, and released. A knife that was believed to be used in the stabbing was located nearby and seized as evidence.

Members of Central Precinct's Neighborhood Response Team did follow up investigation and, on October 9, 2019, arrested Joshua Lund (photo) and added new charges related to the stabbing. After the arrest, a search warrant was served at Lund's residence, where additional evidence was seized. Lund was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center and is charged with Assault in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon related to the stabbing.

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Holladay Park Safety Plan Lives On With Community Event Which Leads To Arrests (Photo) - 10/11/19

The collaborative Holladay Park Safety Plan, which decreased assaults, thefts and disturbances in the Lloyd neighbored, continues to have a positive effect on residents, businesses and tourists. On Sunday, October 6, 2019 one of the community stakeholders that added to the successes of the plan held a free pizza party in the park. Park goers interacted with other community members and police officers. These interactions bring authentic community engagement to neighborhoods while providing an opportunity for community members to meet with officers.

Officers use information learned from these discussions to develop patrol plans that confront crime which brings the type of positive results Holladay Park experienced. The crime statistics, compiled by PPB's Strategic Services Division, compared data from May 5, 2019 through August 31, 2019 to the same period during the prior year. Calls for service went down significantly, including a 44% decrease in thefts, a 34% decrease in assaults and a 30% decrease in disturbances.

One of these discussions with officers led to the arrest of two individuals yesterday, October 10. North Precinct's Crime Reduction Unit, a participant of the Holladay Park Safety Plan, located a stolen vehicle in the 1200 block of Northeast Lloyd Boulevard and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The vehicle did not stop and fled from officers. It was located a short distance away. Arriving officers then observed the suspects running on foot away from the stolen car. A perimeter was established and both suspects were taken into custody without incident.

Officers located and seized two firearms, other weapons and drugs. The stolen vehicle was also recovered. Detectives in our Robbery Detail and the Gun Violence Reduction Team assisted with this investigation.

The suspects, 21-year-old Jacob Stobbe and 36-year-old Jacob Hume, were lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on numerous felony charges and outstanding warrants.

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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UPDATE: Motorcycle Rider Suffered Life Threatening Injuries In Last Week's Crash - 10/09/19

Investigators have learned that the motorcycle rider injured in a crash in the Lloyd District last week is suffering life threatening injuries at a local area hospital. He is identified as Robert "Red" Henderson, 64, from Milwaukie, Oregon.

Traffic Investigators have learned that the motorcycle, a 2015 Harley Davidson, was being ridden by Henderson northbound on Northeast Grand Avenue approaching Northeast Multnomah Street. A 2007 Nissan Armada SUV was being driven westbound on Northeast Multnomah Street in the intersection. The motorcycle struck the driver's side of the SUV, causing serious injuries to the Henderson. The driver and only occupant of the SUV was not injured. The driver, a 39-year-old female, remained at the intersection and cooperated with the investigation. She is not being identified.

Investigators determined that the traffic lights were cycling at the time and have not determined which vehicle had the right-of-way.

This was the 51st Major Crash Team activation for 2019.

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

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

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

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A serious injury crash involving a motorcycle and another vehicle is closing a major
thoroughfare in the Lloyd District.

On Monday, September 30, 2019 at 5:41p.m., North Precinct Officers were called to the intersection of Northeast Grand Avenue and Northeast Multnomah Street on a report of a crash. When they arrived they found motorcyclist down with serious injuries. Medical also responded and transported the rider to the hospital. The rider has life-threatening injuries.

The other involved vehicle remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

Due to the seriousness of the injuries, the PPB Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation. During the investigation there are significant street closures.

Northeast Grand Avenue is closed between Northeast Holladay Street and Northeast Clackamas Street, and Northeast Multnomah Street is closed Northeast Martin Luther King Boulevard and Northeast 6th Avenue. The Portland Streetcar is affected in that area.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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UPDATE #2: Deceased Identified - 10/09/19

Traffic investigators have identified the deceased individual as 41-year-old Eric M. Tomlinson of Wisconsin.

No citations were issued to the driver of the vehicle involved.

Traffic Investigator Officer Phil Maynard is the primary investigator. If anyone has information about this fatal crash, please contact him at (503) 823-2216 or at phillip.maynard@portlandoregon.gov.

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PPB's Major Crash Team continues to investigate the fatal traffic crash on Southbound I-5 at the Fremont Bridge that occurred on Thursday, October 3.

Preliminary information suggests the pedestrian, an adult male wearing all dark clothing, was attempting to cross the Interstate when the involved semi-truck struck him in a lane of travel. The operator of the semi continued to cooperate with investigators after the collision.

The identity of the involved pedestrian will be released after the identity has been verified and next of kin notified.

Traffic Investigator Officer Phil Maynard is the primary investigator. If anyone has information about this fatal crash, please contact him at (503) 823-2216 or at phillip.maynard@portlandoregon.gov

This is the 52nd call out for 2019 for the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team and the 44th fatality.

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On Thursday, October 3, 2019, at 6:48 p.m., North Precinct Officers responded to a crash involving a pedestrian and a semi-truck on Southbound I-5 at the Fremont Bridge. The pedestrian was determined to be deceased at the scene.

The involved driver of the semi remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

All lanes of Southbound I-5 are closed at the Fremont Bridge and traffic is being diverted. The closure is expected to remain in effect for several hours while investigators gather evidence.

The Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to take over the investigation.

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

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Major Crash Team Activation, Life Threatening Injuries, Suspect In Custody (Photo) - 10/09/19

On Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 10:38 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to eastbound I-84 at the I-205 off ramp on the report of a pedestrian being struck by a car.

Officers arrived on scene and found the pedestrian suffering from life threatening injuries. It appears the pedestrian's car had broken down earlier and was walking away from the disabled car. The pedestrian was transported to a local area hospital and is currently in an ICU.

The driver of the vehicle, 29-year-old Emmanuel Gonzalezcoria (Gonzalez-Coria), remained on scene and was ultimately arrested and lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on one count each of driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving and assault in the second degree.

This was the 53rd activation of the Major Crash Team for 2019.

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

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

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

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Armed Passenger Arrested During Gun Violence Reduction Team Patrol (Photo) - 10/09/19

Tactical Operation Division officers have been conducting focused patrols in the city due to several shootings and firearm recoveries in the past few months. On Saturday, October 5, 2019, at 12:53 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop of car without a license plate in the 9400 block of Southeast Raymond Street.

During the traffic investigation, a passenger was found to be in possession of a handgun.

The armed suspect, 21-year-old Dontae Mathis, was arrested on one count each of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a loaded firearm in public (city code) and felon in possession of a firearm. Another passenger, 18-year-old Hassan Smith, was also arrested for a probation violation.

Both suspects were transported and lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

The handgun and other evidence were seized and placed into property.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

Online athttps://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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PPB Arrests Suspect in Attempted Murder Investigation (Photo) - 10/08/19

On Tuesday, October 8, 2019, Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau's Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) arrested a suspect believed to be involved in a shooting on June 19, 2019 at 1:35 a.m. near the 8100 block of Southeast Woodward Street. During the shooting, two occupied apartments and two unoccupied vehicles were struck by gunfire. No one was injured. GVRT Detectives identified 18 year-old Treyvon Harrison as a suspect in this incident.

Harrison was contacted by Beaverton Police Department on a different, unrelated matter. Refer to Beaverton PD for details about their investigation. Beaverton investigators worked with GVRT investigators to contact Harrison about the shooting investigation.

GVRT Detectives booked Harrison into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Attempted Aggravated Murder, Attempted Murder, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Use of a Vehicle and Elude.

This is an active investigation. If anyone has information about this incident, contact Detective Todd Teats at (503) 823-2137 or at todd.teats@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Jeff Pontius at (503) 823-2081 or at Jeffery.pontius@portlandoregon.gov

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Attached Media Files: Harrison Photo
#ALERT: Shooting Investigation Underway In The Cully Neighborhood, No Known Victims - 10/08/19

On Tuesday, October 08, 2019 at 12:09 p.m, North Precinct officers responded to the 5900 block of Northeast Wygant Street on reports of shots fired in the area. When officers arrived they found evidence of gunfire. No injuries have been reported relating to this shooting.

Preliminary information suggests shots were exchanged between two vehicles that were mobile. Given the circumstances of the incident, there does not appear to be a threat to the community.

Officers have secured a crime scene, roughly between the 5600 and 5900 blocks south of Alberta Street. The Gun Violence Reduction Team is responding to assist in the investigation. We are not releasing a suspect description as of now.

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.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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Seeking Communty's Help Identifying Suspect Involved In Shooting (Photo) - 10/08/19

On September 14, 2019, at 2:44 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to numerous calls for service reporting shots in the downtown area. Officers eventually located evidence of gunfire on Southwest 9 Avenue, between West Burnside and Southwest Oak Streets. No injuries were reported relating to this shooting incident.

Investigators with the Gun Violence Reduction Team are now asking for the community's help in gathering additional information. The bureau is releasing pictures of the suspect and the vehicle the suspect was riding in in hopes someone recognizes the suspect and/or vehicle.

The vehicle was described as a mid-2000s Ford Escape, dark green or gray.

The suspect was described as a white male, 6'2" with a "man bun."

Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to call GVRT Detective Meghan Burkeen at 503-823-2092.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Serious Injury Crash Involving E-Scooter - 10/07/19

Portland Police are investigating a crash involving a rented electric scooter.

On Saturday, October 5, 2019, at 4:07p.m., a Portland Police Officer was in the area of Northwest Naito Parkway and Northwest 9th Avenue when he was flagged down by a community member requesting medical help for an injured e-scooter rider. The officer found a 65-year-old male unconscious and not breathing. The officer requested emergency medical services and began performing CPR. Medical arrived and transported the patient to the hospital. He is currently in critical condition.

Officers investigated and determined that no one else was involved. The scooter rider fell off while going over railroad tracks. The rider was not wearing a helmet. No citations have been issued.

The rider is not being identified at this time. The scooter was a Spin branded device.

Portland Police remind e-scooters users that they are considered "Motor Assisted Scooters" under Oregon Law.

No sidewalk riding: Using an electric scooter on the sidewalk and in crosswalks is prohibited. E-Scooters are not allowed to be operated in City Parks. People using electric scooters are allowed on Portland city streets and in bike lanes.

Helmets are required: People using electric scooters are required to wear a bicycle helmet.

Minimum age: Youth under age 16 are prohibited from riding electric scooters.

Yield to pedestrians: People using an electric scooter are required to yield to pedestrians.

For more information about rules and regulations see the Portland Bureau of Transportation's page: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/689878

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Shots Fired, Vehicle Struck By Gunfire In Lents Neighborhood - 10/07/19

Portland Police is investigating a shooting in the Lents neighborhood where a vehicle was struck by gunfire.

On Monday, October 7, 2019 at 1:11p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to multiple reports of shots heard in the area of Southeast 102nd Avenue and Southeast Steele Street. Officers located evidence of gunfire near Southeast 99th Avenue and Southeast Knight Street. They also found a parked, unoccupied vehicle damaged, possibly by a bullet.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) responded and is assisting with the investigation.

More information will be released when appropriate.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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PPB Launches Monthly Newsletter - 10/07/19

The Portland Police Bureau is launching a new monthly newsletter, NewsBeat: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/newsbeat

NewsBeat will also be regularly recorded as a podcast, and in the coming months, it will also be broadcast in different languages, starting with Spanish and Russian.

The goal of the newsletter is to extend communication efforts to people who might not have access to information the Bureau disseminates through other channels. The newsletter features the major stories of the month and will highlights upcoming events and other Bureau news.

Hard copies will be available at Portland Police Precincts and the Sunshine Division. The Bureau will share it with its social service partners and is in the process of developing a system that includes the emails of community members who currently serve on advisory committees, attended public forums or other Bureau contacts. The newsletter, along with calendar notifications and other non-breaking news, will be shared with this email list. Community members can sign up to be included here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/email

Suggestions or feedback for the newsletter, can be emailed to ppbpio@portlandoregon.gov or by calling 971-339-8868.

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Armed Drug Dealer Arrested By GVRT in Lloyd District (Photo) - 10/06/19

Officers in the Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) working proactive patrol in the Lloyd District Neighborhood arrested a suspect with guns, large quantities of drugs, and cash.

On Friday, October 4, 2019 at 6:30p.m., GVRT officers were patrolling near Holladay Park when they conducted a traffic stop at Northeast 12th Avenue and Northeast Lloyd Boulevard. The officers discovered the driver, Noah J. Goldman, 37, of Portland, was in possession of methamphetamine. He was arrested. A search of the vehicle, and later Goldman's residence, yielded meth, heroin, cash, and two guns (photo).

Goldman (photo) was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Delivery of Methamphetamine near a School, Delivery of Heroin Near a School, Possession of Methamphetamine Near a School, Possession of Heroin Near a School, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Tampering with Physical Evidence.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Drug overdose deaths and use, particularly from heroin, synthetic opioids (such as fentanyl and pain relievers, including OxyContin, Vicodin, codeine, morphine and many others) have reached epidemic proportions around the country.

Counterfeit drugs that look like these prescription medicines are also available on the street and may contain dangerous levels of fentanyl that can cause an overdose. Do not take any medication that has not come from a pharmacy.

There are resources available. Call the Multnomah County Addiction Treatment line at 503-988-4888 or visit https://multco.us/file/28775/download

Illegal drugs can also drastically affect neighborhood livability. Community members concerned about drug activity in their neighborhood should report the information on line at http://www.portlandonline.com/police/index.cfm?c=30740 or call the Drugs and Vice Division Drug Complaint Hotline at (503) 823-3784.

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UPDATE: Photos of Firearms Seized and Involved Truck Released (Photo) - 10/04/19

PPB is releasing photographs of the involved vehicle and the firearms that were recovered from the stolen truck. Additionally, the driver of the SUV who was crashed into by the suspect was not injured.

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On Thursday, October 3, 2019, at 5:15 p.m., North Precinct Officers responded to the area of Northeast 82nd Avenue and Northeast Prescott Street to assist a US Marshal. The Marshal had attempted to stop a Les Schwab vehicle, but the vehicle eluded the Marshal, crashed into another vehicle, and the driver fled on foot.

The Les Schwab vehicle was determined to be a stolen vehicle. Officers located a .380 handgun, a rifle, and a suspected methamphetamine pipe in the vehicle.

Officers set up a perimeter and a police K9 assisted in the search. PPB's air support unit assisted with the search. The suspect was located in the 4600 block of Northeast 82nd Avenue.

The suspect was identified as 33 year-old Christopher P. Thomas. He booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center and charged with Unlawful Possession of Firearms, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public (2 counts), Reckless Burning, Failure to Perform Duties of a Driver (Property Damage), and Attempting to Elude a Police Officer.

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Attached Media Files: Thomas Photo , Rifle , Handgun , Stolen Truck
UPDATE: Investigation into Death of Infant Continues - 10/04/19

The investigation into the death of the three week old infant continues. At this time, there is no indication of foul play. The manner and cause of death will be determined by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office.

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On Friday, October 4, 2019, at 9:21 a.m., Central Precinct Officers responded to the 2500 block of Northeast Flanders Street on the report of a three week old infant who was not breathing. Medical personnel performed CPR and the infant was transported to Randall's Children's Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The Portland Police Bureau's Child Abuse Team is investigating the circumstances. The investigators are collaborating with the State of Oregon Medical Examiner's Office and the Department of Human Services during the investigation.

If anyone has information related to this investigation, contact Detective Kristina Coffey at (503) 823-0281 or at Kristina.coffey@portlandoregon.gov

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PPB Seeking Volunteer Self-Defense Instructors (Photo) - 10/04/19

Give back to your community, become a Self-defense Instructor!

Help us garner support for our current programming by volunteering your time to empower women and girls through teaching holistic self-defense classes. Accepting applications for both programs, and GirlStrength has higher need for instructors.

WomenStrength and GirlStrength have a 40 year history of success and have trained over 120,000 women and girls in the Portland area.

Our violence prevention instructors change and save lives!

Our volunteer instructor training is trauma-informed, engaging, and comprehensive and is taught by professionals across the field of violence prevention. Upon completion, instructors have the skills and knowledge they need to help women and girls be leaders in non-violence.

No experience necessary! Women from all backgrounds, abilities and ages (over 18) are encouraged to apply.

Strength Instructor Training Starts: January 25th (all training dates on website)
Application Deadline: October 15th

More information can be found online at:
www.portlandoregon.gov/police/womenstrength
www.portlandoregon.gov/police/girlstrength

WomenStrength Telephone: (503) 823-0262
GirlStrength Telephone: (503) 823-0239

ws@portlandoregon.gov
girlstrength.pb@portlandoregon.gov

Family services Division, Portland Police Bureau
10225 E Burnside St. Portland, OR 97211

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UPDATE: Mail Truck Thief Identified (Photo) - 10/04/19

The suspect in the theft of a mail truck on Thursday has been identified as 24 year-old Monique Cortez-Munos. She was charged with Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Attempting to Elude a Police Officer (while driving a motor vehicle), Mail Theft, Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, Attempting to Elude a Police Officer (on foot), Reckless Driving, Resisting Arrest, Interfering with a Police Officer, Fail to Perform Duties of a Driver (Injury Accident), and Failure to Perform Duties of a Driver (property damage). She was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

The driver of the Lift bus sustained non-life threatening injuries as a result of the crash.

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On Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 12:15 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 16000 block of Southeast Alder Street relating to a woman stealing a United States Postal Service truck. As the woman was driving away in the stolen truck, she hit a passenger bus near Northeast Wasco Street and Northeast 162 Avenue. Minor injuries were reported on the bus relating to this collision.

Officers eventually located the truck still being driven and tried to conduct a traffic stop. Due to the suspect's erratic driving behavior, the truck flipped and crashed near Northeast 155 Avenue and Northeast Fremont Street. The shirtless suspect then fled on foot where she was taken into custody by officers after a twelve block foot pursuit.

Officers nor the suspect sustained any injuries. The adult female was transported to a local area hospital due to her drugged induced behavior.

The Gresham Police Department and the United States Postal Inspector are assisting with this investigation.

An updated news release will be pushed out if appropriate to the investigation.

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Update: Missing 17-Year-Old Found Safe (Photo) - 10/03/19

The missing 17 year-old girl has been located safe and has returned to family. Thank you to all who helped look for her.

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The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help in locating a missing 17-year-old girl named Margaret (Maggie) Papadopulos. Maggie was last seen last night in the 4300 block of Southeast 63 Avenue.

Maggie is 5'6", 275 pounds and was last seen wearing maroon leggings, a green sweatshirt and a light blue backpack. Maggie has autism but is able to communicate verbally. She uses TriMet but has no phone.

There are no indications of foul play.

Anyone that has information regarding Margaret's whereabouts is asked to immediately call 9-1-1.

The family does want to talk with media. Interested media should email A/Lieutenant Brad Yakots for contact information.

Detective Lori Fonken is the lead detective on this case and can be reached at 503-823-1081.

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UPDATE: Victim Status And Suspect Identified (Photo) - 10/03/19

The investigation is continuing into last night's shooting in the Mill Park neighborhood. One gunshot victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The other victim is still in an ICU with critical injuries.

31-year-old Carlos J. Gonzales was arrested and lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on one count of attempted aggravated murder, one count each of assault in the first and second degrees, one count of unlawful use of a weapon and an outstanding warrant.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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On Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 11:43 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast 122 Avenue and Southeast Salmon Street on reports that someone was shot. When officers arrived they found two victims. They were both transported to hospitals by ambulance with unknown injuries.

At least one person has been detained during this investigation. Given the circumstances of the incident, there does not appear to be a threat to the community.

Officers have secured the crime scene and an investigation has been started by GVRT. Traffic is effected in the area.

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.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation sometime later this morning.

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Food Cart Burglar Arrested (Photo) - 10/03/19

A suspect has been arrested relating to the food cart burglary in the 600 block of Northeast Killingsworth Street. This incident was widely reported on in traditional and social media.

34-year-old Christopher T. Behurst was arrested last night, Wednesday, October 3, 2019 and charged with burglary and theft charges.

The investigation is continuing into the other food cart burglaries reported yesterday.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to call North Precinct at 503-823-5700.

Community members are encouraged to visit the City of Portland's Community & Civic Life's Crime Prevention page at http://www.portlandonline.com/oni/cp for crime prevention tips and resources.

Garages & Garden Sheds:

The Portland Police Bureau and the Community & Civic Life's Crime Prevention Coordinators would like to offer community members some helpful tips to reduce the occurrence of garage and shed burglaries.

* Lock garages and sheds when you are not able to monitor these areas. Tools, bicycles, and other items are often stolen out of an open garage while a resident gardens in the backyard or takes a break inside of the house.
* If your neighbors' garage door remains open for an extended period of time or is left open at night, let them know. They probably aren't aware and you can help keep your neighborhood safe from opportunistic thieves.
* Secure tools and climbing devices such as ladders since these can be used to access vulnerable areas of your home.
* Install locks on gates to your backyard to prevent easy access to the area.
* Report suspicious activity happening in your neighborhood to the police by calling 9-1-1.
* Report all incidents of theft by calling the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333 or by reporting online by visiting http://www.portlandpolice.com

Community members are encouraged to visit the City of Portland's Community & Civic Life's Crime Prevention page at http://www.portlandonline.com/oni/cp for additional crime prevention tips and resources.

CanYouIDMe?

The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help to identify suspects, persons of interest or critical witnesses in a variety of unsolved cases.

http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/canyouidme/

If you recognize anyone on this page, click on the photo to leave a tip for the lead investigator. You may remain anonymous.

Please join investigators in helping solve these crimes!

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Armed Individual Arrested During Gun Violence Reduction Team Patrol (Photo) - 10/02/19

Tactical Operation Division officers have been conducting focused patrols in the city due to several shootings and firearm recoveries in the past few months. On Tuesday, October 1st, 2019, at 5:00 p.m., officers were looking for a woman associated with these recent, violent incidents. Officers found the woman and arrested her. During the investigation, a handgun was found on her person.

The suspect, 23-year-old Rhachelle Cotton, was arrested on one count each of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a loaded firearm in public (city code) and engaging in prostitution.

The handgun and other evidence were seized and placed into property.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

Online athttps://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Street Racing Enforcement Detail Arrests Two (Photo) - 10/01/19

Extra resources from North Precinct, the Traffic Division and the Air Support Unit patrolled North and Northeast Portland this past weekend. These directed patrols were conducted on Saturday and Sunday nights and resulted in 20 traffic stops and 2 arrests.

Suspects arrested:

- Jason R. Owens, 40, felony warrant for delivery of heroin

- Mitchell L. Quisenberry, 21, driving while suspended and a probation violation

Irresponsible driving practices can have a deadly outcome. There have been 51 Major Crash Team activations and 43 vehicular related fatalities this year.

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.

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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Arrest Made After Shots Fired in Montavilla Neighborhood (Photo) - 09/30/19

A suspect is facing charges after firing shots in the Montavilla neighborhood last night.

On Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 8:16p.m., East Precinct Officers were dispatched to a report of shots heard in the 9200 Block of Southeast Main Street in the Montavilla Neighborhood. Officers responded and determined that no one was injured, but they did locate evidence of gunfire. They learned that the suspect, Israel J. Elliott, 42, of Portland, left the scene. During the investigation, Elliott returned and officers took him into custody. After doing an extensive search of the area, officers located a gun (photo) hidden behind a rock and seized the gun as evidence in this case. They determined that the gun was stolen. Investigators were not able to find any objects struck by gunfire and now suspect the shots were fired into the air.

Officers booked Elliott (photo) into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Theft in the First Degree, and Reckless Endangerment (4 counts).

East officers were assisted by the PPB K9 and Air Support Units on this incident.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

Online athttps://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Attached Media Files: Elliott Gun , Israel Elliott
UPDATE: Rider Identified in Fatal Crash NE Halsey/80 Ave - 09/29/19

The Major Crash Team has completed its initial investigation into yesterday's crash that took the life of a motorcycle rider.

Investigators determined the motorcycle rider was traveling westbound on Halsey Street approaching the 8000 block. Witnesses said he appeared to be going very fast and failed to negotiate a slight curve in the roadway. The motorcycle, a Ducati Monster, crossed the center line and tilted onto its side. The motorcycle and rider slid into the path of a Ford Ranger pickup truck going eastbound. The driver of the Ford swerved to the right and up onto the sidewalk, but was unable to avoid the collision.

The two adults and one juvenile in the Ford were not injured. The driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. The Ford's driver was cited for No Operator License and Failure to Carry Proof of Insurance.

The motorcycle's speed appears to be a key contributing factor in this fatal crash.

The rider who died is identified as Edward B. Woods, 41, of Portland. His family has been notified.

This is the 50th Major Crash Team activation this year and the 43rd fatality in the City of Portland.

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

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

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


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Officers have learned that the motorcycle rider was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The MCT is on scene investigating. The road is closed for the investigation on Northeast Halsey Street between Northeast 79th Avenue and the westbound I-84 onramp. The ramp is open.

The rider's identity will be released after it is confirmed and next of kin have been notified.

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The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the area of the intersection of Northeast Halsey Street and Northeast 80th Avenue to assist East Precinct officers on an incident in the Montavilla Neighborhood.

At 3:53p.m., officers responded to a report of a traffic crash involving a motorcycle rider and a vehicle. The motorcycle rider suffered life threatening injuries. The intersection is closed and traffic is affected in 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 not responding to the scene.

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Stabbing Downtown Leaves Victim Hospitalized - 09/28/19

On Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 7:17p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of a stabbing in Downtown Portland, near Southwest 3rd Avenue and West Burnside Street. Officers arrived and located a victim, an adult male, with a stab wound to the abdomen. Medical responded and transported the victim to the hospital by ambulance. The victim's wounds were non-life threatening.

The suspect left the scene before officers arrived. Officers attempted to locate the suspect, but an arrest has not been made at this point. There is reason to believe the victim and suspect know each other.

The case is being forwarded to Assault Detectives for follow-up.

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Two Guns Seized From Suspect in Old Town Neighborhood (Photo) - 09/28/19

A suspect was arrested with two guns after he was seen displaying one in the Entertainment District area of the Old Town Neighborhood.

On Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 1:53a.m., two Sergeants were on foot at Northwest 3rd Avenue and Northwest Couch Street as part of the Police Bureau's Entertainment District detail. They were flagged down by a security guard in the area who reported that he had just seen someone pull out a semiautomatic handgun, rack the slide, and put it back in his pocket.

The sergeants immediately confronted the suspect and found a loaded handgun in his pocket. They found a second loaded handgun in a satchel around his neck. The guns (photo) were seized as evidence.

No one was injured and no one reported to officers that the suspect ever pointed a gun at anyone.

Jesse J. Townsend (photo), 23, of Beaverton, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on a charge of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree. Townsend holds a valid Concealed Handgun License.

The Entertainment Detail is responsible for the nightclubs, venues, and bars in Central Precinct. On Fridays and Saturdays, officers and sergeants in the E-Detail focus on the safety of the Entertainment District. Entertainment Detail officers block streets in the district to allow for safe pedestrian traffic to and from the various clubs and bars, and represent a high-visibility patrol to deter criminal and dangerous behavior.

For more information about the history of the E-detail, see https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/515571 .

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Officers Arrest Woman Chasing School Kids From Bus Stop (Photo) - 09/27/19

Officers arrested a woman after she chased several school kids waiting for their bus in the Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood.

On Friday, September 27, 2019 at 7:54a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of a woman chasing young people away from their school bus stop in the area of Southeast 122nd Avenue and Southeast Boise Street. Two officers working a partner car were in the area as the call was being dispatched and saw the suspect. They attempted to talked to her. She briefly ran from them but was quickly arrested. Officers determined that she had a barbecue-style lighter with which she had been chasing the children. Officers spoke with more than one student, but they believe other kids were chased away before they arrived. The young people were middle-school aged. There were no reported injuries.

Officers arrested Maryann R. Vernieri (photo), 31, of Portland. She was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on a charge of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

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Request for Information About Portland Man Missing From Pearl District (Photo) - 09/27/19

Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is requesting information from the public about a man who has been gone for nearly a month, and has not contacted family despite the fact it is his birthday today.

On August 26, 2019 at about 2:00p.m., Brooke Lindberg (photo), 38, was last seen outside his father's residence in the 1400 block of Northwest Lovejoy Street. He was seen walking away westbound, leaving behind his wallet, keys, cell phone, and car. It's unusual for him to be out of contact with family for this long, particularly on his birthday.

His family is not interested in media interviews at this time.

Lindberg is a Caucasian male, 5'7" tall, 150 pounds, and was last seen wearing a black backpack with white trim.

If anyone has any information about the whereabouts of Mr. Lindberg, please contact Detective Lori Fonken at 503-823-1081 or by e-mail, missing@portlandoregon.gov .

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Attached Media Files: Brooke Lindberg
Domanick Campbell
Domanick Campbell
Investigation Leads to Arrest of Suspect Who Shot at His Uncle (Photo) - 09/27/19

Investigators with the Gun Violence Reduction Team have arrested a man accused of shooting at his uncle last week. He was booked into jail last night.

The shooting took place on Saturday, September 21, 2019. At 12:49a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of shots fired at a home in the 7200 Block of Northeast Alberta Street. When they arrived they spoke to the victim, an adult male. He reported that his nephew, Domanick D. Campbell (photo), 42, of Portland, came over, but his behavior prompted the family to tell Campbell to leave. A struggle ensued, Campbell produced a gun, and fired at the victim more than once. The bullets missed the victim, but struck the house.

Campbell left the scene and was unable to be located. Over the next several days, investigators of the Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) pursued leads in the case. Yesterday, September 26, 2019, GVRT located Campbell. They requested assistance from members of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), who assisted with the arrest of Campbell near Southeast 5th Avenue and Southeast Oak Street. Investigators have also seized the firearm that was believed to be used in the shooting.


Campbell was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Attempted Murder, Attempted Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

Online athttps://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Attached Media Files: Domanick Campbell
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Another Handgun Seized During Self-Initiated Foot Patrol (Photo) - 09/27/19

On Thursday, September 26, 2019, officers assigned to North Precinct performed a self-initiated foot patrol in the Rose City Park neighborhood.

During the walking beat, officers walked up to an occupied, parked vehicle in the 6700 block of Northeast Tillamook Street. During the contact, officers learned that 36-year-old Imani Elliott was armed with a handgun. Mr. Elliott was taken into custody without incident.

After the investigation was completed, Mr. Elliott was transported and lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on one count each of unlawful possession of a firearm, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a loaded firearm (city code).

The handgun and other items were seized and placed into evidence.

North Precinct has been staffing foot patrols over the past two years. These focused patrols bring authentic community engagement to neighborhoods while providing an opportunity for community members to interact with officers. Officers then use information learned from these discussions to develop patrol plans that confront the criminal element in North and Northeast Portland.

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

###PPB###

Attached Media Files: Gun.png.jpg , Elliott.png
Traffic Officers
Traffic Officers
PPB Traffic Division Focuses on Safety Belts and Child Restraint Seats (Photo) - 09/27/19

During the month of September, officers in the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division contacted more than 146 drivers and passengers related to the proper use of safety belts and child restraint seats. Officers issued citations and warnings, provided educational information, and performed child seat checks.

Throughout Oregon, 46 police departments, 21 sheriff's offices, Oregon State Police, and our ODOT and Oregon Impact partners participated in this year's safety belt projects, as well as September's Child Passenger Safety Week.

If you were unaware of the recent National Child Passenger Safety Week and you would like to visit a car seat fitting station there are still upcoming opportunities in the Portland Metro area and around the state. Many car seat fitting stations with Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians on-hand to assist families with selection and use of car and booster seats may be located at: http://oregonimpact.org/car-seat-resources.htm .

Also, if you would like to view a brief video explaining Oregon safety belt and child seat laws you can at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFC2K2AfdJM&feature=youtu.be

Specific information related to child safety seats may be found at: https://www.nhtsa.gov/equipment/car-seats-and-booster-seats#inspection-inspection

Many vehicle collisions occur suddenly and without warning, wearing your safety belt while traveling in a vehicle may help you avoid or reduce serious injury and even death. Please wear your safety belt and see to it those you travel with do as well.

To date, in 2019, the Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team has investigated 42 traffic related fatalities.

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Attached Media Files: Traffic Officers
Doss Scot Photo
Doss Scot Photo
UPDATE: Robbery Suspect Identified and Booked (Photo) - 09/26/19

PPB Robbery Detectives have identified the suspect involved in the robbery from earlier this morning as 18 year-old Nathaniel Doss Scot. He was been booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on one charge of Robbery I. A knife was recovered that was believed to have been involved in the robbery.

Detective Todd Prosser is the lead on this case and can be reached at (503) 823-9320 or at todd.prosser@portlandoregon.gov if anyone has information or video to share related to this case.

###PPB###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Thursday, September 26, 2019, at 12:29 a.m., East Precinct Officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at a 711 convenience store at 11220 Southeast Powell Boulevard. The suspect was reportedly armed with a knife.

Officers arrived and located the suspect nearby and a foot pursuit commenced. The suspect was caught and arrested. There were no injuries reported related to this incident.

There is no on-going risk to the community related to this incident.

Robbery Detectives are responding to handle this investigation and will verify the suspect's identity and appropriate charges. The release will be updated with information as it is available.

If anyone has information or video to share with police, please contact non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

###PPB###

Attached Media Files: Doss Scot Photo
Portland Police Restrict Use Of Training Facility - 09/25/19

After an internal review, the Portland Police Bureau is no longer allowing use of its Training Division facility by a portion of the United States Department of Homeland Security because the use of the facility must be consistent with the City's values and Federal, State, and local laws. City of Portland Resolution 37277 states, "The City will continue to, in a manner consistent with state and federal law, prohibit the use of City funds, personnel or equipment to enforce federal immigration law." The Bureau is sensitive to community concerns and wants to ensure PPB is in alignment with City values and all applicable laws.

The City's Training Division on Northeast Airport Way was built in 2012 and remodels were complete in 2014. It includes classroom space, two firearms ranges, a scenario village training area, and vehicle operations area. It was funded through a $15 million bond measure.
The bond agreement requires that PPB leases the facility to other law enforcement agencies to help offset the costs. The City of Portland has contracts with 38 other agencies to use the facility. Requests for use are vetted through the City Attorney's office.

In December 2018, the City of Portland signed contracts with the Department of Homeland Security to allow its law enforcement agents to utilize PPB's Training Division facility. That included agents from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). PPB was not involved in the training.

On September 16, 2019, PPB was advised about the potential conflict with City values and DHS' use of the facility was suspended while a review could be done. After review, action was taken to cancel the contract with Enforcement and Removal Operations.

This decision only affects the ERO side of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), which does not enforce immigration laws, will continue to use PPB's facility for training.

"The use of PPB's training facility by other law enforcement agencies should be consistent with City values," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "A mistake was made due to miscommunication during the contract approval process. When the oversight was brought to our attention, we took immediate action. We already had a new process in place for contracts prior to this being brought forth, which ensures proper oversight, review, and approval of contracts."

### PPB ###

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UPDATE: PPB Releases Information About Demonstration Decisions and Response (Photo) - 09/24/19

The Portland Police Bureau is providing additional information about some of the actions taken and decisions made on Friday, September 20th during a demonstration on climate change. There are comparisons being made between the September 20th demonstration and the August 17th demonstration and this information release is intended to clarify the differences between the events.

The Police Bureau staffs all events to the best of its ability by trying to anticipate crowd size, propensity for violence, street closure needs and other factors. The demonstration and march on September 20th was entirely different in composition and should not be compared with the August 17th demonstration. Each demonstration event is unique in nature because they are comprised of different individuals, resources, and environmental factors.

Prior to the August 17th event, despite there being no permit outlining the event, PPB anticipated a very large crowd size, including groups who threatened violence. The Bureau made the decision prior to the event to work with Multnomah County and other partners to close the Hawthorne Bridge for a number of public safety reasons. The Bureau had time and resources to plan for this closure and warn the community ahead of time. During the event, one group reached out to liaison officers saying they wanted to leave downtown and their transportation was on the other side of the bridge. A decision was made by the Incident Commander to de-escalate the situation and temporarily open the bridge to foot traffic to allow that group to cross the bridge so they could leave and decrease the opportunity for physical clashes. This was not a predetermined decision.

Planning for the September 20th event began with the permitting process, which included a march on the bridge's sidewalk. The plan was for the event participants to gather in Terry Schrunk Park and then march to OMSI.

Demonstration events are very challenging to plan for and manage, especially when the crowd size is unknown or greatly outnumbers the best estimates provided. The actual crowd size the day of the event far outnumbered the estimated crowd size provided (approximately 3,000-5,000) by the event organizer and crowd sizes from prior similar events. Several busloads of youth from out of town arrived in downtown for the event and there was no advance notice to PPB that this was going to occur. A very large number of local students left school to attend this event as well.

Since there were more demonstrators than estimated, and for public safety reasons, the Incident Commander authorized Southwest 4th Avenue to be closed in front of City Hall to increase safety. Other streets were temporarily closed as well. When the march began, the Incident Commander also authorized a traffic lane on the south side of the bridge to be closed so the marchers could use this traffic lane to cross safely. Including the sidewalk, this was the equivalent of two traffic lanes designated for the march. This was an operational decision made to accommodate the large crowd size with the resources PPB had available. There were not enough resources to conduct a full bridge closure.

Thousands of participants crossed safely without engaging in dangerous or criminal activity in the process. A few individuals were engaged in dangerous activity and were given repeated orders to stop. All but one of these subjects complied. See prior release for further details about the arrests.

Officers take action with the intent of reducing the reliance on force, such as giving verbal commands and delaying custody, as evidenced in this case. An individual's actions combined with environmental factors, such as a bridge with moving vehicles and a very large crowd size, are elements the officers have to take into account for everyone's safety. In this situation, while in a dangerous position, the individual involved did not comply with repeated verbal commands and resisted arrest. He was under arrest and the crowd pulled him back in and away from officers. Officers completed the arrest when they were able to when the time, tactics, and resources were available to do so. Resisting arrest is against the law.

This was an event with thousands of juveniles and very little supervision from adults. The police officers assigned were trying to accomplish many goals, including keeping the participants and the public safe while allowing for the exercise of free speech and assembly. Closing streets has many impacts, including economic and life safety impacts. For example, if medical crews need to get to a patient, a road closure can cause a delay in emergency care. Closing a bridge is even more complex, with Maritime regulations that address navigation on waterways. If a closure needs to be made during an event, it takes resources and time to make it happen.

Prior to the event, PPB liaisons were in touch with event organizers and clear direction was disseminated to the public about expectations, such as following the lawful orders of police officers. The expectations and goals are similar to those outlined in other demonstration events. The event organizers worked with PPB liaisons and the peacekeepers did a proactive job in helping keep the event safe.

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

Per policy, all applications of force are thoroughly reviewed. The Portland Police Bureau's Directive, 1010.00 Use of Force can be found at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/647779

Complaints or commendation for Portland Police Bureau member's actions related to this event or any other incident should be directed the Independent Police Review at (503) 823-0146 or at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/ipr/

"We value our relationships with young people and I am very proud and thankful to the thousands of youth who participated in the event on Friday in a peaceful and safe manner," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "As a parent, I support and encourage civic engagement by our young people. Unfortunately, a few individuals demonstrated behavior that warranted law enforcement action and that is taking away from the message thousands gathered to showcase. It is important for youth to be aware the law applies to everyone, which is why we communicated with event organizers prior to and during the event with our liaisons and with public messaging. Like any event, we have a review process and will be assessing what went well and what can be improved upon for future events."

###PPB###

***ORIGINAL MESSAGES BELOW***

Questions have arisen about the arrests made during the Climate Strike demonstration today, and this is an effort to address those concerns by providing more context.

Officers observed the suspect identified only as "Jake" using spray paint to apply graffiti to the Hawthorne Bridge. He was arrested a short time later, resisting officers' attempts to take him into lawful custody. His true identity is being investigated.

A short time later, officers saw a small group of marchers climb up onto the bridge supports separating the outside lane, where marchers were lawfully allowed to be, and the inside lane, which was open to vehicular traffic. Officers asked the marchers to get down and stay in the marching lane, and all but one complied. After numerous requests, orders, and warnings that he would be arrested, the marcher still refused to get down. He was observed leaning out into the traffic lane causing vehicle drivers to abruptly apply their brakes. Officers were concerned about the extremely unsafe circumstance and saw arrest as the only option. When they moved in to arrest the juvenile, a group of people pulled him away from officers. Officers let him go, but followed him until he was in a safer location. There, they moved in and arrested him. During the arrest, another juvenile attempted to interfere again and he was also arrested. Neither was injured. After the arrests the juveniles were returned to the custody of responsible adults.

Safety is of utmost importance to PPB, and it is a common tactic to delay arrest to a time when it is safer. It's an attempt to avoid a flashpoint and avoid the risk of having to use force.

Also, these were a few selective arrests inside of a large scale event involving thousands of people spanning several hours. We are sincerely appreciative of the vast majority of participants who were entirely peaceful as they exercised their free-speech rights.

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### ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW ###


On Friday, September 20, 2019, a rally and permitted march occurred in downtown Portland. Several thousand participants gathered in Terry Schrunk Plaza and marched down Southwest Madison Street across the Hawthorne Bridge.

Event organizers worked with PPB demonstration liaisons to facilitate a safe and peaceful event.

There were three arrests during the march. An individual vandalized the Hawthorne Bridge and was arrested. During the arrest, the subject fought with officers; a takedown was used and pepper spray was deployed to effect the arrest. There were no injuries from this event. This subject identified himself as "Jake" (PHOTO) and he was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center for Criminal Mischief II and Resist Arrest. Several weapons were seized from his backpack (PHOTO).

Two 17-year-old juveniles were arrested for Disorderly Conduct II and Interfering with a Police Officer. They were processed and released to responsible adults and the cases are being referred to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Juvenile Division.

One participant was pepper sprayed by another participant and was treated by medical personnel during the event. The suspect who used pepper spray was not identified.

The Bureau posted updates and released two video from the Public Information Officer on its Twitter feed, which is @portlandpolice.

###PPB###

Attached Media Files: ClimateStrike.jpg , Jake_Photo.png , Jake_Weapons_092019.png
Lance Fluker
Lance Fluker
Armed Robber Arrested in Lloyd District (Photo) - 09/23/19

A suspect is facing a robbery charge after he threatened store employees with a knife.

North Precinct officers responded to a robbery call in the 400 Block of Northeast Broadway at 6:40p.m. on Sunday, September 22, 2019. As officers responded, they learned that someone was following the suspect and he was in a parking lot a few blocks away. Officers located a man matching the description of the suspect and arrested him.

Robbery detectives responded to assist with the investigation. Investigators determined that the suspect entered a cell phone store, took items without paying for them, then threatened an employee with a knife when he was challenged. He also knocked an employee down, causing a minor scrape.

Lance G. Fluker (photo), 55, of Portland, was booked in the Multnomah County Detention Center on a charge of Robbery in the First Degree and an outstanding warrant.

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Attached Media Files: Lance Fluker
I405 Crash
I405 Crash
Wrong Way Driver Involved in Crash on Freeway Arrested for DUII (Photo) - 09/23/19

A driver going the wrong way on the freeway crashed, and now faces charges.

On Saturday, September 22, 2019 at 12:49a.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle driving southbound in the northbound lanes of I-405. As officers responded, they learned that the vehicle crashed into another vehicle nearly head-on. They located the crash on northbound I-405 at Southwest 4th Avenue. Officers found the wrong-way vehicle, a Honda sedan (photo), with the driver still inside. The other involved vehicle, a Toyota SUV, had a driver and a passenger with minor injuries.

Medical crews responded and transported the driver of the Honda sedan, Gerald R. Sullivan, 68, of Vancouver, to the hospital by ambulance. His injuries were found to be minor. Officers from PPB's Traffic Division responded and investigated. They determined that Sullivan was impaired by alcohol. His blood alcohol concentration (BAC) tested at 0.22%. The BAC legal limit in Oregon is 0.08%.

Sullivan was criminally cited for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants and Reckless Driving.

It's not clear where he first got on the freeway going the wrong direction.

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.

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: I405 Crash
PPB Participating in "Operation Clear Track" on September 24 - 09/23/19

MEDIA ADVISORY

Portland Police Bureau to Participate in "Operation Clear Track," the Single Largest Railroad Safety Detail in the U.S. Violators will receive citations or warnings

On Tuesday, September 24 during Rail Safety Week (RSW), September 22-28, the Portland Police Bureau, the Amtrak Police Department and Operation Lifesaver, the nonprofit rail safety education organization, will participate in "Operation Clear Track," along with more than 600 law enforcement agencies nationwide. The goal is to raise awareness and enforce state railroad grade crossing and trespassing laws. The 3rd annual rail safety detail, carried out in 48 states, is the single largest rail safety law enforcement initiative in the U.S.

During "Operation Clear Track," Portland Police Bureau personnel will be stationed at targeted railroad grade crossing locations to issue citations or warnings to violators. Officials will also disseminate railroad safety cards to motorists and pedestrians. The goal of Rail Safety Week is to reduce pedestrian and driver injuries and fatalities around railroad tracks through increased public awareness and enforcement.

WHAT: "Operation Clear Track" Police enforcement/education event to be held in 48 states at railroad grade crossings that have a high number of vehicle and/or trespasser incidents or near misses.

WHERE/WHEN: Lower Southeast Industrial Area parallel to Southeast Water Street from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHY: Federal statistics show that about every three hours in the United States, a person or vehicle is hit by a train. "Operation Clear Track" is an effort by law enforcement, Operation Lifesaver, Amtrak and rail safety partner organizations to raise awareness of the dangers around railroad tracks during Rail Safety Week, which is being observed in the U.S. September 22-28, 2019.

MORE INFO: Visit Operation Lifesaver's national website for safety tips and statistics oli.org or contact STAYOFFTHETRACKS.ORG for more information on "Operation Clear Track."

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Illegal Street Racing Enforcement Continues With Three Arrests, Two Are Repeat Offenders (Photo) - 09/23/19

Extra resources from North Precinct, the Traffic Division and the Air Support Unit patrolled North and Northeast Portland last weekend. These directed patrols were conducted on Saturday and Sunday nights and resulted in 12 traffic stops, 2 vehicles towed and 3 arrests.

Suspects arrested:

- Isaiah L. Brown, 20, 4 counts of reckless driving, 4 counts of reckless endangering and driving with a suspended license

- Josiah J. Pittman, 21, 4 counts of reckless driving and 4 counts of reckless endangering

- Noah Y. Terry, 21, 1 count of reckless driving and 1 count of reckless endangering

The officers working these missions have arrested repeat offenders who continue to put community members' lives in danger. Mr. Brown was arrested on August 11, 2019 for reckless driving and reckless endangering along with forgery pertaining to his fake trip permit. Mr. Terry was arrested on May 5, 2019 for the "Interstate 84 Takeover" resulting in reckless driving, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct charges.

These irresponsible driving practices can have a deadly outcome. There have been 49 Major Crash Team activations and 42 vehicular related fatalities this year.

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.

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

###PPB###

Attached Media Files: Terry.png , Pittman.png , Brown.png , Tow2.jpg , Tow.jpg
UPDATE: Fatal Crash In Pleasant Valley Neighborhood, Major Crash Team Activation - 09/22/19

On Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 5:20p.m., East Precinct Officers were dispatched to the 12900 Block of Southeast Flavel Street. They located a single vehicle crashed into some trees. The driver and only occupant was outside of the vehicle and died at the scene. Medical crews also responded and confirmed that the driver was deceased.

PPB's Major Crash Team (MCT) responded to assume the investigation. MCT members determined that the vehicle, a 2012 Volkswagon Jetta, was traveling westbound on Southeast Flavel Street when it crossed over the dividing line and left the roadway. It struck multiple trees at what appears to be a high rate of speed. The driver was either ejected out of the car or fell out after the crash.

Investigators are identifying the driver as Nazariy V. Senchuk, 23, of Portland. His family has been notified.

This is the 49th call out for the MCT and the 42nd fatal crash for 2019.

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

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

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

### PPB ###

### ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW ###

The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the area of the 12900 Block of Southeast Flavel Street to assist in a traffic crash investigation involving a fatality. Traffic is affected in the area. Officers have Flavel Street closed between Southeast 112th Avenue and Southeast Deardorff Road.

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.

###PPB###

Shots Fired in Apartment Complex Parking Lot, No Known Injuries - 09/22/19

The Portland Police Bureau is investigating a shooting in the Mill Park Neighborhood.

On Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 5:18a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of shots heard in an apartment complex parking lot in the 1900 block of Southeast 122nd Avenue. When officers arrived they found evidence of gunfire, but no suspects or victims. Several parked vehicles were struck by bullets, as was an apartment building. No injuries were reported.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team responded and is investigating. If anyone has information, please call 503-823-4106 or e-mail GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

###PPB###

Ricky Sevier
Ricky Sevier
UPDATE#2: Shelter in Place Warning Lifted, Suspects Arrested in Rose City Park Neighborhood (Photo) - 09/21/19

The suspects who were arrested in the Rose City Park Neighborhood have been booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center. Ricky L. Sevier (photo), 31, is charged with Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Delivery of Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, and an outstanding warrant. Samuel J. Roberts, 32 (photo), was charged with Delivery of Heroin, Possession of Heroin, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, and two outstanding warrants.
The incident is still under investigation and there could be more charges filed later.

### PPB ###

### ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW ###


PPB has lifted the shelter-in-place warning for residents of a one block area of the Rose City Park Neighborhood. Two suspects have been arrested.

Officers learned that the original caller stated that he was on I-205 southbound near Northeast Airport Way and was being followed by the suspect vehicle. The vehicles exited the freeway and officers were able to locate the suspect vehicle. After the suspect driver eluded officers, the car did not crash, but the suspects jumped out of the car and it rolled into a curb in the 3100 block of Northeast 51st Avenue.

Officers from East County SWAT and Southwest Washington Regional SWAT responded to assist as PPB Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) was in training.

During the search, officers located one suspect on the roof of an outbuilding. They found another inside an unoccupied residence. No one was injured.

Additional information about the original call involving the gun is not being released at this time as the investigation into that incident is still ongoing.

Suspect names and charges will be released after they are booked into jail.

### PPB ###

### ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW ###


PIO Sgt Kevin Allen is on scene and will be available to media at Northeast 51st Avenue / Northeast Alameda Street at 9:45p.m.

###PPB###

North Precinct officers have issued a shelter-in-place warning message for a one-block area in the Rose City Park Neighborhood as they search for suspected armed suspects who ran from officers. The perimeter is Northeast 51st Avenue to Northeast 52nd Avenue and Northeast Klickitat Street and Northeast Siskiyou Street.

The incident started about 6:41p.m. when a victim, who was driving, called in saying that another vehicle was following him after flashing a gun. Officers located the suspect vehicle and tried to stop it, but the suspect sped away from officers. A short time later, the suspect's vehicle crashed and multiple suspects ran. Officers have surrounded the area and are issuing commands over public-address systems for the suspect to surrender.

More information will be released when appropriate.

### PPB ###

Attached Media Files: Ricky Sevier , Samuel Roberts
UPDATE: More Information About Shooting Released - 09/19/19

Investigators continue to look into this afternoon's shooting incident. The incident occurred on the bike trail between Home Depot and I-5 Northbound.

A loss prevention agent was confronting a theft suspect when a community member became involved. The community member got into a confrontation with the suspect and weapons were produced. The suspect's injuries are believed to be the result of gun shots. The suspect, an adult male, is in critical condition at an area hospital.

The community member, an adult male, is cooperating with investigators.

Investigators are still processing the crime scene and encourage anyone with information or video to contact Robbery Detective Kenneth Reynolds at (503) 823-0407 or at Kenneth.reynolds@portlandoregon.gov

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On Thursday, September 9, 2019, at 2:05 p.m., North Officers responded to a call of a theft at the Home Depot at 11633 Northeast Glenn Widing Drive. Updated information was provided that a shooting had occurred.

Officers arrived and located the suspect who was transported to an area hospital for what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

A customer from the store was injured in the incident and was treated for minor injuries at the scene.

This is an active investigation and officers are searching for evidence, witnesses, and video footage.

There is no on-going risk to the community related to this matter.

If anyone has information related to this matter, please call non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

More information will be provided as it is available and appropriate for release.
The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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Sept 20 Map
Sept 20 Map
Demonstration and March Planned for Friday September 20 in Downtown Portland (Photo) - 09/19/19

The Portland Police Bureau would like to make the public aware of a planned demonstration and march on Friday, September 20th in Downtown Portland. 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.

The event organizers have applied for and been granted a permit for a street march, which is expected to begin at about 11:30 a.m. See attached map for anticipated area of impact. The time of the march and area impacted is dependent upon the number of participants.

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.

Interruptions to TriMet are expected to be minimal due to the march. Check https://trimet.org/#alerts/ before heading out on transit, or sign up for TriMet service alerts by email or text message athttps://trimet.org/emailupdates/index.htm

The demonstration organizers are working with a demonstration liaison for this event.

The Portland Police Bureau anticipates a peaceful event and encourages participants to use sidewalks and obey traffic control devices while coming to or from the event. Additionally, any direction given by police officers or the sound truck should be followed.

The Portland Police Bureau intends to share pertinent information with the community on the day of the events through its main Twitter account: @PortlandPolice

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Attached Media Files: Sept 20 Map
UPDATE #2: Crash Leaves Pedestrian Fatally Injured on Northeast Portland Highway was Hit and Run - 09/18/19

The investigation continues into this fatal hit and run crash.

The victim has been identified as 27-year-old Cristian Drae Lennon of Portland.

Officers are looking for a 1996-1998 red or maroon Chevy Blazer. This suspect vehicle should have front end damage.

Investigators want to hear from anyone who has information about this crash but has not yet been contacted by police. If you are a person with knowledge of this incident, please contact the Traffic Division at 503-823-2103.

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The Major Crash Team (MCT) has determined that the driver of the suspect vehicle left the scene of the crash, failing to perform the duties of a driver (hit and run). Police are still looking for the suspect and suspect vehicle.

Investigators are following up on leads and no description of the suspect vehicle is being released at this time. However, investigators are hoping to hear from anyone who has information about this crash and has not yet been contacted by police. Please contact the lead investigator Officer David Enz at 503-823-2208 or David.Enz@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 19-319949.

The victim's identity will be released after it is confirmed and family has been notified.

This is the 48th MCT activation and 41st fatality of 2019.

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A pedestrian has been fatally injured in the Cully neighborhood after being struck by a vehicle.

On Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 8:05p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a pedestrian involved crash on Northeast Portland Highway at Northeast 45th Avenue. When they arrived they found the pedestrian lying the road unconscious. Medical arrived and determined that the person had died.

The Major Crash Team is responding to assume the investigation. Information about the vehicle involved is not being released.

Northeast Portland Highway is closed between Northeast 45th Avenue and Northeast 55th Avenue to all traffic. It will likely remain closed for several hours during the investigation.

More information will be released when appropriate to the investigation.

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Jeffries Photo
Jeffries Photo
PPB Arrests Subject for Assault, Asks for Public's Help with Information (Photo) - 09/17/19

On Saturday, September 14, 2019, at 6:38 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to an injury accident call near the 3100 block of Southeast Holgate Boulevard. Officers arrived and determined this incident involved a possible vehicle theft. The suspect crashed the vehicle and fled on foot.

Two victims were injured during the incident and were treated at nearby hospitals. One victim, an adult male, sustained non-life threatening injuries and was treated and released. The other victim, an adult male, remains at an area hospital for serious, but what are believed to be non-life threatening, injuries.

The Tactical Operations Division Air Support Unit provided assistance and located the suspect on a rooftop of a carport in the area. Officers located and arrested the suspect. He was identified as 30 year-old Justin Jeffries.

Jeffries was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on an Assault 2 charge. Detectives are working with the District Attorney's Office on other charges to consider.
If anyone has information or video of this incident, please contact Assault Detective Chris Traynor at (503) 823-0451 or at Christopher.traynor@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Jeffries Photo
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Money_Drugs_Guns.jpg
East Precinct Arrest Yields Firearms, Drugs, Stolen Property And Money (Photo) - 09/17/19

On Monday, September 16, 2019, officers assigned to East Precinct's Neighborhood Response Team and Street Crimes Unit were made aware of drug activity in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood. After performing two traffic stops and then searching a nearby residence the following was seized:

* 2.4 Pounds Of Methamphetamine
* .75 Pounds Of Heroin
* 125 Xanax Pills
* Almost $7,000 Actual U.S. Currency
* Almost $1,400 Counterfeit U.S. Currency
* 2 Firearms
* Over $2,000 Stolen Property Recovered

The suspects involved in this incident are 47-year-old Donald Beasley and 42-year-old Jason Blythe. Mr. Beasley was transported and lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on possession and delivery charges relating to the methamphetamine and heroin seized. Mr. Blythe was also lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on one count of delivery of heroin and one count of delivery of methamphetamine along with one count of felon in possession of a firearm and a parole violation.

An investigation is continuing regarding the firearms and stolen property that was recovered.

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Attached Media Files: Money_Drugs_Guns.jpg , Property.jpg , Blythe.png , Beasley.png
Assault Being Investigated as Potential Bias Crime, Request For Information From Public - 09/16/19

Portland Police detectives are requesting help from the public as they investigate a potential bias crime that was reported in downtown Portland last week.

On Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 2:30a.m., Central Precinct Officers were dispatched to a report of an assault in a parking lot in the 300 Block of West Burnside Street. When they arrived they located three victims who said they had been assaulted by a group that had left. Officers attempted to locate the suspects but they had already left the area.

Upon investigating, the officers learned one of the victims was transgender and there were elements of the crime that possibly met the criteria for a Bias Crime. Officers notified the Bias Crime Detail and the case is now assigned to a detective.

Investigators are requesting that if anyone was a witness to this incident and has not spoken to police, has information about it, or video evidence, to contact Detective Shaye Samora at Shaye.Samora@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0416 and reference Case #19-314989.

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, gender identity 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 -- Bias crime in the First Degree - https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/166.165
* ORS 166.155 -- Bias crime 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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Manual.jpg
Manual.jpg
PPB Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 09/16/19

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

Currently, the Bureau is asking for the community's feedback regarding the following Directive:

2nd Universal Review- 9/16/19 -- 10/16/19
* Directive 640.18 Case Management

Community members are encouraged to read these Directives at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/59757 and follow the link at the bottom of the draft to provide comments. This webpage also enables community members to sign up for email notifications when new or revised directives are posted.


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Armed Driver Arrested During Weekly Illegal Street Racer Mission (Photo) - 09/16/19

This weekend, extra resources from North Precinct, the Traffic Division and our Air Support Unit patrolled North and Northeast Portland. These directed patrol were conducted on Saturday and Sunday nights and resulted in 17 traffic stops, 1 illegal firearm recovery and 1 arrest.

Suspect arrested:

- Enrique Magana, 47, unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a loaded firearm

Three additional yet separate cases of attempting to elude a police officer will be followed up on after reviewing evidence.

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 48 Major Crash Team activations and 41 vehicular related fatalities for 2019.

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

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

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

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Attached Media Files: Magana.png , Gun.png

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