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CORRECTION: Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 01/16/18

This Directive will remain posted for review until January 30, 2018.

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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).  
 
The following Directives will remain posted with comments collected starting on Monday, January 15, 2018 and ending on January 30, 2018.
 
* Directive 660.32 Agent/Informant Processing
 
Community members are encouraged to read these Directives at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/59757 and follow the link at the bottom of the draft to provide comments. This webpage also enables community members to sign up for email notifications when new or revised directives are posted.

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Attached Media Files: Directives
Store Robbed at Gunpoint in Portland's Cully Neighborhood - No Injuries - 01/15/18

On Monday, January 15, 2018, at 8:53 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Minit Man Market, located at 4339 Northeast Killingsworth Street.

Officers arrived at the store and learned two suspects entered the location, demanded money while one of the suspects brandished a firearm. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash the suspects left the location without incident.

Responding officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspects' description. Based on preliminary information, officers beleive one of the suspects was a white male in his 30's, six feet two inches tall with a thin build and armed with a handgun. The other suspect was described as a white male in his 20's, six feet tall with a thin build.

There are no surveillance images available for public release at this time.

Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division responded to assist with this robbery investigation.

Investigators with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail will continue this investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery Detail detectives at 503-823-0405.

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 any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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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Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Buckman Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 01/14/18

On Sunday, January 14, 2018, at 9:15 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire at the Laurel Park East Apartments, located in the 100 block of Southeast 26th Avenue.

Officers responded to the location after a community member contacted 9-1-1 to report hearing a disturbance and gunfire.

When officers arrived, they learned the caller heard several people arguing near a white Toyota Corolla that was on Southeast 26th Avenue. While the people argued, the witness heard gunfire then observed a bullet strike to the witness' apartment.

Officers searched the neighborhood with a K-9 team for the people who were reported to be arguing near the Toyota at the time the gunfire. Officers did not locate the people associated with the Toyota. Officers located the unoccupied white Toyota Corolla near the intersection of Southeast 26th Avenue and Southeast Ankeny Street. The Toyota was seized and towed as evidence.

There were no reports of injured people at the scene or anyone arriving at area hospitals with injuries as a result of this shooting.

Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have responded to the location to assist with the investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact police at 503-823-3333.

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

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 any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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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Store Robbed at Gunpoint in Portland's Centennial Neighborhood - No Injuries - 01/14/18

On Sunday, January 14, 2018, at 7:09 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the All Stop Pipes and Tobacco, located at 14447 Southeast Division Street.

Officers arrived at the store and learned two suspects entered the location, demanded money while one of the suspects brandished a firearm. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash both suspects left the location without incident.

Responding officers searched the area but did not locate anyone matching the suspects' description. One of the suspects was described as a black male in his 20's, 6'3" tall, with a thin build. The other suspect was described as a black male in his late teens, 5'7" tall also with a thin build.

There are no surveillance images available for public release at this time.

Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division responded to assist with this robbery investigation.

Investigators with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail will continue this investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery Detail detectives at 503-823-0405.

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 any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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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CORRECTION: Major Crash Team Investigating Crash on EB I-84 near Exit 9 - One Person Injured - 01/14/18

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to investigate this crash.

This was not a fatal crash investgiation as originally released.

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On Friday, January 12, 2017, at 12:06 a.m., East Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a single vehicle crash near Exit 9 on eastbound Interstate 84.

Officers arrived on scene and located a white Honda Civic that had been involved in a crash and an adult male being administered CPR by community members. Emergency medical personnel arrived and provided the man medical aid prior to transporting him to an area hospital by ambulance. Based on initial information, emergency medical personnel believed the man sustained serious life-threatening injuries.

Investigators believe the injured adult male was the only occupant of the Honda Civic.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team has responded to investigate this crash. Criminalists with the Police Bureau's Forensic Evidence Division have also responded to assist with this investigation.

Currently, the ramp to northbound Interstate 205 from eastbound Interstate 84 and one lane of eastbound Interstate 84 prior to Exit 9 are closed. The closures will likely be in effect for the next three to four hours.

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

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

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Shooting Investigation Early Sunday Morning in Portland's Boise Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 01/14/18

On Sunday, January 14, 2018, at 1:55 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire near the intersection of North Mississippi Avenue and North Shaver Street.

As officers responded to the location, a caller to 9-1-1 reported they were observing a group of approximately 50 people fighting in the intersection of North Mississippi Avenue and North Shaver Street. The caller also reported hearing gunfire as the group of people fought.

When officers arrived they observed multiple people leaving the area on foot and driving away in vehicles. As officers spoke with witnesses, they learned an argument had started inside the 1905 Club, located at 830 North Shaver Street. The people involved in the argument were escorted outside of the 1905 Club, at which time a large group of people started fighting and gunfire was heard.

There were no reports of anyone being injured at the scene or arriving at area hospitals with injuries as a result of this shooting. Officers did not locate any property damage as a result of the gunfire. No suspects have been located at this time. While officers canvassed the area they located evidence of gunfire.

Based on information learned during the preliminary investigation the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team responded to take over the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division also responded to the location to assist with the investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact Detective Meghan Burkeen at 503-823-2092 or Meghan.Burkeen@portlandoregon.gov

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

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

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

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

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

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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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Stabbing Investigation Underway at Laurelhurst Park - Two People Injured - 01/13/18

On Saturday January 13, 2018, at 7:15 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing at Laurelhurst Park, located at 3601 Southeast Oak Street.

Officers responding to the scene learned that the stabbing occurred near Southeast Ankeny Street and Laurelhurst Place along the north side of the park.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located two 16-year-old males suffering from stab wounds. Both victims were transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers contacted a large group of juveniles associated with the victims and disturbance. Limited suspect information was obtained by officers, who were told the suspect is white or Hispanic male in his teens or early-20s.

Officers at the scene are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the stabbing. Detectives from the Assault Detail will take the lead on follow-up investigation.

Anyone with information about this stabbing is asked to contact the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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UPDATE - Traffic Crash on I-5 Northbound Injures Two Officers - I-5 Traffic Diverted off at Jantzen Beach (Photo) - 01/13/18

The driver involved in the crash that injured two officers was arrested on multiple charges and taken to jail early Saturday morning.

53-year-old Ken Thomas Neely was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault Three (two counts), Recklessly Endangering Another Person (three counts), Reckless Driving, and Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII). He will be arraigned on Tuesday January 16, 2018.

The driver involved in the initial incident and a third driver, who nearly crashed into another officer, were also charged with Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII).

The sergeant injured in the crash was treated and released from the hospital. The injured officer remains in the hospital and is expected to be released soon.

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

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

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

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On Saturday January 13, 2018, at 12:46 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to I-5 northbound, just south of the Interstate Bridge, on the report of a hazardous vehicle blocking the right lane of traffic and a possible drunk driver.

An officer and a sergeant arrived at the scene and a driver was taken into custody for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII). As officers were awaiting a tow truck, another driver crashed into one of the police cars, injuring the officer inside and the sergeant outside the vehicle.

Both the officer and sergeant were transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to serious, but not life-threatening injuries. The initial driver arrested was not injured, nor was the driver involved in the crash. The driver involved in the crash was detained at the scene.

Traffic Division officers are at the scene conducting a crash investigation.

I-5 northbound is closed to all traffic, which is being diverted off the freeway at Jantzen Beach. As soon as the investigation is complete on the freeway, it will reopen to all traffic. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is assisting with traffic control.

No additional updates are expected to be released on this incident until late-Saturday morning.

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CORRECTION - Shooting Investigation Underway in Downtown Portland - One Person Injured - 01/12/18

The victim in the shooting is a 19-year-old female, not a female in her 20s as initially reported.

The Bureau regrets the error.

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The victim in the shooting is a 19-year-old female. She is expected to survive her injuries. The suspect in the shooting was not located during a search of the neighborhood.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Assault detectives at 503-823-0400.

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On Friday January 12, 2018, at 11:32 a.m., Central Precinct responded to the 2200 block of West Burnside Street on the report of a shooting with one person injured.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, who was suffering from a leg injury. The victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment. The injury does not appear to be life-threatening.

Officers are in the neighborhood searching for the suspect, described as a black male in his 20s, thin build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black sweat pants, and red underwear.

Officers are searching the area of Northwest Irving to Burnside Streets, 21st to 24th Avenues.

The motive for the shooting is not known at this time.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Sunday, January 14, at 8:00 a.m. - 01/12/18

Sergeant Pete Simpson will be the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) until Sunday, January 14, at 8:00 a.m.

Sergeant Simpson will respond to media requests for information via email or media-only pager for emergent events.

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Tavern Robbed at Gunpoint in Portland's Montavilla Neighborhood - No Injuries - 01/12/18

On Thursday, January 11, 2018, at 10:49 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Top of the Hill Tavern, located at 9252 Northeast Glisan Street.

Officers arrived at the tavern and learned the suspect entered the location, demanded money while brandishing a firearm. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash the suspect left the location without incident.

Responding officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description. The suspect was described as a white male, in his 30's, 5'10" tall, thin build, with a handgun.

There are no surveillance images available for public release at this time.

Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to assist with this robbery investigation.

Investigators with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail will continue this investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery Detail detectives at 503-823-0405.

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 any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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 #2: Victim in Monday Night Death Investigation Identified - 01/09/18

A member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office has completed an autopsy of a deceased male located in Fernhill Park late in the evening on Monday, January 8, 2018. The male was identified as 25-year-old Cody B. Oller of Portland. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determined Oller's death was a result of a gunshot injury.

Anyone with information, including occupants of nearby residences that have surveillance cameras that may have captured audio or video of the incident or people and vehicles traveling through the area near Fernhill Park on the evening of Monday, January 8, 2018, should contact Detective Scott Broughton at 503-823-3774 or Scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov

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 any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###Detectives continue to investigate the death of an adult male at Fernhill Park in Northeast Portland.

A member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's office has responded to the scene. The identity of the deceased victim will be released after the Medical Examiner's Office has performed an autopsy and next of kin have been notified.

Investigators have cleared the crimes scene.

Anyone with information, including nearby residences that have surveillance cameras that may have captured audio or video of the incident or people and vehicles traveling through the area near Fernhill Park on the evening of Monday, January 8, 2018, should contact Detective Scott Broughton at 503-823-3774 or Scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov

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On Monday, January 8, 2018, at 9:32 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire at Fernhill Park, located at 6010 Northeast 37th Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and located an adult male lying on the ground inside the park. Responding emergency medical personnel determined the man was deceased.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail are responding to take over this investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to assist with this investigation.

The Portland Police Bureau's Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene and plans to arrive within the next 30 minutes. Any interested media should respond to Northeast 41st Avenue and Northeast Holman Street for a briefing.

Anyone with information about this death investigation should contact the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail by calling 503-823-0479

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Fraud Alert
Fraud Alert
Fraud #Alert: Scammer Disguised as Magazine Salesperson (Photo) - 01/09/18

The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's White Collar Crime Detail is currently investigating two incidents involving fraud. The investigation began after officers responded to separate incidents in October 2017 and January 2018.

In both of the cases, the victims reported similar situations in which the suspect disguised himself as a door-to-door magazine salesperson. According to victims, the suspect wore a white dress shirt and tie. The victims stated the suspect started his sale's pitch by telling them about his personal hardship and desire to complete a medical assistant degree. After building rapport with the victims, the suspect presented documents titled, "P.S. Circulation L.L.C." The sales document also had a money back guarantee. The suspect encouraged the victims to order the magazines and have them shipped to nearby well-known non-profit organizations. The suspect knew the addresses of these nearby non-profit organizations.

At the conclusion of the transaction, the suspect requested the victim make the check payable to the suspect.

Based on information learned in the investigations, detectives believe the suspect is 24-year-old Lonnell Lasso. Lasso is pictured in the photographs included in this press release.

Anyone with information about Lasso or who has been the victim of fraudulent activity similar to these incidents is asked to contact Detective Cheryl Waddell at 503-823-0697 or Cheryl.Waddell@portlandoregon.gov

The White Collar Crime Detail has learned that P.S. Circulation L.L.C has a permanent injunction by the State of Oregon Department of Justice. The injunction prohibits P.S. Circulation L.L.C. from performing business activities in the State of Oregon.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind community members of the following tips to avoid these scams:
* Know where to turn. Victims suffering a financial loss should report incidents to local law enforcement agencies and the Oregon Attorney General's Office, Department of Justice.
* The Oregon Department of Justice has a tremendous amount of information and resources available to protect consumers. Information can be found by visiting http://www.doj.state.or.us/Pages/index.aspx
*For more information, visit the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Scam Alert website www.consumer.ftc.gov/scam-alerts

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Attached Media Files: Fraud Alert , Lonnell Lasso , Lonnell Lasso , Lonnell Lasso
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Market Robbed at Gunpoint in Portland's Centennial Neighborhood - No Injuries (Photo) - 01/09/18

On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at 9:51 a.m., East Precinct officers officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the K.S. Food Mart, located at 15231 Southeast Division Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the 9-1-1 caller, who told police that the suspect displayed a handgun while demanding money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the location without incident.

The suspect was described as a white male in his 40's, 6'1" tall, 190 to 200 pounds, wearing a leather jacket and grey pants, armed with a handgun. The suspect was seen leaving on a silver mountain bike with straight handlebars. Surveillance camera still have been included in this press release.

Officers checked the area but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery Detail Sergeant Joe Santos at 503-823-0405 or Joseph.Santos@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: KS Market 3 , KS Market 2
Robbery with Gunfire at Market in Portland's Lent Neighborhood - No Injuries - 01/08/18

On Monday, January 8, 2018, at 6:37 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery with gunfire at the Checkers Market, located at 9122 Southeast Flavel Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to an employee who was in the store at the time of the robbery. Officers learned the suspect entered the store and demanded money while displaying a handgun. Based on information learned during the investigation, the suspect fired his gun during the robbery. After firing his gun, the suspect left the store.

The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 25-years-old, 5'7" to 5'8" tall, with a medium to stocky build, armed with a handgun.

Officers checked the area but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

There are no surveillance images available for public release at this time.

Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to assist with this robbery investigation.

Investigators with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail will continue this investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery Detail detectives at 503-823-0405.

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 any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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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Shooting Investigation Monday Night in Portland's Portsmouth Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 01/08/18

On Monday, January 8, 2018, at 6:15 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire near the intersection of North Wall Avenue and North Fessenden Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the 9-1-1 caller. Based on information learned during the investigation, officers believe several men attempted to break into a vehicle parked near North Wall Avenue and North Fessenden Street. As the suspects attempted to break into the vehicle, a community member confronted the men. The men entered a nearby waiting vehicle, fired a gun, and drove away from the area.

During a canvas of the area, officers located evidence of gunfire. There were no reports of anyone sustaining injuries at the scene or arriving at area hospitals as a result of this shooting. Officers did not locate any property damage as a result of the gunfire.

Officers also searched the area for the suspects but no suspects have been located at this time.

Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division responded to the location to assist with the investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact police at 503-823-3333.

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

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 any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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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Suspect Arrested After Northeast Portland Bank Robbery -- No Injuries - 01/08/18

On Monday, January 8, 2018, at 11:39 a.m., North and East Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the Riverview Bank, located at 10401 Northeast Halsey Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with employees who provided officers with the suspect's description and last known direction of travel. Officers also learned the suspect entered the bank and displayed a note which demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the bank without incident.

As multiple officers searched the area they learned the suspect may have boarded a southbound TriMet MAX. Several officers responded to the Lents Town Center/Foster Road Transit Station, located at 9451 Southeast Foster Road. Officers contacted an adult female on the train that matched the suspect's description. The woman was taken into custody without incident.

Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail detectives and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents are currently investigating this robbery.

The suspect's identity will be released after she is lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail Detective Brett Hawkinson at 503-823-1080 or Brett.Hawkinson@PortlandOregon.gov, or the Portland office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at 503-224-4181.

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UPDATE: Victim in December 2017 Death Investigation Identified (Photo) - 01/08/18

The victim in a December 28, 2017 death investigation has been identified as 35-year-old Jonathan D. Lehman of Portland.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determined Lehman died from homicidal violence.

This remains an open investigation and there is no additional information to share at this time.

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On Sunday, January 7, 2018, at approximately 10:30 a.m., East Precinct officers were in the area of the 9100 block of Southeast Duke Street when they located 42-year-old Alphonzo L. Johnson. Johnson was taken into custody by officers on charges of Manslaughter in the Second Degree, Assault in the Second Degree and a probation violation for a previous conviction of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants.

The investigation that led to the arrest of Johnson began on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 12:24 p.m., when East Precinct officers responded to the 9200 block of Southeast Clinton Street on the report of a man staggering in the neighborhood. When officers arrived, they located an unconscious adult male victim lying on the ground. Emergency medical responders arrived and provided the man medical aid. The victim was transported to an area hospital by ambulance where he later died of his injuries.

During the investigation, detectives believed the victim was injured prior to callers contacting the Bureau of Emergency Communications on December 28, 2017. Based on information learned during the investigation, detectives believe Johnson was a involved in the death of the adult male victim.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office has scheduled an autopsy of the victim in this death investigation for today, Monday, January 8, 2018. The identity and cause of death of the victim is pending the Medical Examiner's autopsy.

This investigation is ongoing and no additional information will be released at this time.

Johnson will be arraigned in Multnomah County Court today.

Anyone with information about this death investigation should contact Detective Scott Broughton of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail. Detective Scott Broughton may be reached at 503-823-3774 or Scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Alphonzo L Johnson
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Patrick J Broyles
UPDATE: Suspect Arrested in Connection to December Kenton Shooting (Photo) - 01/08/18

On Saturday, January 6, 2018, at 9:22 p.m., North Precinct officers arrested 34-year-old Patrick J. Broyles near North Buchanan Avenue and North Jersey Street in connection with a December 26, 2017 shooting. The victim of the shooting sustained serious non-life-threatening injuries.

During the investigation, detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail learned Broyles was a suspect in the shooting of the victim. Once detectives learned of Broyles involvement, they alerted patrol officers.

On Saturday, January 6, 2018, a patrol officer made contact with the occupants of a vehicle in the area of North Buchanan Avenue and North Jersey Street. While the officer contacted the occupants of the vehicle, the officer identified one of the people in the vehicle as Broyles. Broyles was taken into custody at that time.

After being taken into custody Broyles was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempt Murder, Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Resisting Arrest, and Interfering with a Peace Officer.

Broyles will be arraigned today, Monday, January 8, 2018 in Multnomah County Court.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Detective Jeff Becker at 503-823-0479 or Jeff.Becker@portlandoregon.gov

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On Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at 2:22 a.m., North Precinct officers responded the report of a shooting in the area of North Russet Street and North Peninsular Avenue.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived and located a 43-year-old male with what was believed to be a serious non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Emergency medical responders provided the victim with medical aid and transported him to an area hospital by ambulance.

Responding officers searched the neighborhood, but at this time the suspect has not been located. During a search of the area, officers located evidence of gunfire.

Based on information learned during the preliminary investigation, officers do not believe there exists an immediate threat to the community in relation to this shooting.

Criminalists with the Portland Police Bureau's Forensic Evidence Division responded to assist with this investigation. Members of the Detective Division's Assault Detail will continue the investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact the Assault Detail at 503-823-0479.

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

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 any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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: Patrick J Broyles
Tavern Robbed at Gunpoint in Portland's Rose City Park Neighborhood - No Injuries - 01/06/18

On Saturday, January 6, 2018, at 3:07 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Lucky House Lounge, located at 5905 Northeast Halsey Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to several people who were inside the lounge at the time of the robbery. Officers learned the suspect displayed a handgun while demanding money. After obtaining one of the patron's wallets, the suspect left the location without incident.

The suspect was described as a white male in his mid 20's to early 30's, 5'10" tall, with a skinny build and armed with a handgun.

Officers checked the area but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

There are no surveillance images available for public release at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery Detail detectives at 503-823-0405.

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Charles E Maxey
Charles E Maxey
UPDATE: Suspect Identified in Early Morning Shooting in Old Town/Chinatown (Photo) - 01/06/18

The suspect involved in a shooting early Saturday morning that injured one man has been identified as 43-year-old Charles E. Maxey. Maxey was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Second Degree, Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon, Theft in the First Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Maxey will be arraigned on Monday, January 8, 2018.

Detectives continue to investigate this case. Anyone with information about this incident should contact Assault Detail Detective Jeff Becker at 503-823-4800 or Jeff.Becker@portlandoregon.gov or Assault Detail Detective Jeff Sharp at 503-823-9773 or Jeff.Sharp@portlandoregon.gov

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On Saturday, January 6, 2018, at 4:16 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at the Skidmore Fountain Transit Station, located at 10 Southwest 1st Avenue.

Officers responded to the location and located one adult male with a gunshot wound. The officers immediately provided emergency first aid, including the application of tourniquets to the victim. The victim was transported to an area hospital by ambulance with what are believed to be serious non-life-threatening injuries.

Additional officers contacted witnesses to the shooting. The witnesses provide officers with a description of the suspect. The suspect's description was provided to officers searching the surrounding area. As officers searched Waterfront Park, they located an adult male matching the witnesses' suspect description near Southwest Ash Street. The suspect was taken into custody without incident and a firearm was located and seized as evidence.

The Skidmore Fountain Transit Station will remain closed until approximately 7:00 a.m. as this investigation continues.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail are responding to lead the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are also responding and will assist with the investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Assault Detail Detective Jeff Becker at 503-823-4800 or Jeff.Becker@portlandoregon.gov or Assault Detail Detective Jeff Sharp at 503-823-9773 or Jeff.Sharp@portlandoregon.gov

The suspect who was taken into custody in relation to this shooting will be identified after he is lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

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Attached Media Files: Charles E Maxey
CORRECTION: Stabbing Investigation Underway in Portland's Rose City Park Neighborhood - Two People Injured - 01/06/18

Officers responded to the 2700 block of Northeast 57th Avenue regarding this incident.

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On Friday, January 5, 2018, at 7:51 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a fight in the 2700 block of Northeast 57th Avenue.

When an officer arrived at the location, he located three adult males on the sidewalk at the northeast corner of Northeast 57th Avenue and Northeast Sandy Boulevard. The officer approached the group and instructed them to move away from one another.

As the officer approached the three men he observed that two of the men were injured and likely stabbed. Based on information learned from people at the location the officer believed one of the three men was a suspect in the assault. The officer took the suspect into custody without incident.

Additional officers and emergency medical responders arrived and provided the two victims with emergency medical aid. Preliminary information suggests the two victims sustained serious non-life-threatening injuries. Both victims were transported by ambulances to area hospital for medical treatment of their injuries.

The suspect complained of an injury and was also transported by ambulance to an area hospital as a precaution.

Officers have located and seized, as evidence, a sharp bladed instrument at the scene.

The westbound lanes of Northeast Sandy Boulevard will be closed between Northeast 57th Avenue and Northeast 59th Avenue for approximately one more hour as this investigation continues.

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

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Detective Shaye Samora at 503-823-0479 or Shaye.Samora@portlandoregon.gov

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Bank Robbery Thursday Morning in Northeast Portland (Photo) - 01/04/18

On Thursday, January 4, 2017, at 11:09 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the Albina Community Bank, located at 2002 Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with employees who told police the suspect entered the bank displayed a handgun and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the bank without incident.

Several officers checked the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as a black male in his twenties to thirties, five feet eight inches to five feet ten inches tall, weighing 180 to 200 pounds, with a handgun. The suspect wore a large blue puffy jacket with a fur-rimmed hood. Photographs from the Albina Community Bank surveillance system have been provided with this press release.

Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail detectives and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents are currently investigating this robbery.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail Detective Brett Hawkinson at 503-823-1080 or Brett.Hawkinson@PortlandOregon.gov, or the Portland office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at 503-224-4181.

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Attached Media Files: Photo 2 , Photo 1
Jerry Dessources
Jerry Dessources
UPDATE: Suspect Identified in Thursday Morning Sexual Assault Investigation (Photo) - 01/04/18

The suspect believed to be involved in a sexual assault that occurred in Downtown Portland early this morning has been identified as 39-year-old Jerry Dessources.

Based on preliminary information, investigators believe Dessources and the adult female victim did not know one another prior to this incident.

Dessources was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Sexual Assault in the First Degree and Kidnapping in the First Degree. Dessources will be arraigned on Friday, January 5, 2017.

Anyone with information about this incident, including locations that may have video surveillance that captures sidewalks and roadways nearby, should contact Sex Assault Detail Detective Matthew Estes at 503-823-0462 or Matthew.Estes@portlandoregon.gov

The Portland Police Bureau collaborates with government agencies and community organizations that provide access to advocacy services to victims of sexual assaults.

A victim may be accompanied by a sexual assault advocate or other appropriate support person during the reporting process and/or criminal investigation.

* Multnomah County Victims' Assistance Program: Provides support during the reporting of sexual assaults and referrals to victim services and resources: 503-988-3222.

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

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

Additionally, the Portland Police Bureau WomenStrength, GirlStrength, and BoyStrength programs provide free self-defense classes and person safety workshops to people around the Portland area. To learn more information about these programs, call 503-823-0260 or visit http://www.portlandonline.com/police/womenstrength

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On Thursday, January 4, 2018, at 5:33 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 800 block of Southwest 2nd Avenue on the report of a sexual assault.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victim inside a business in the area. Responding officers searched the area. At 9:26 a.m., officers located an adult male near the intersection of Southwest 9th Avenue and Southwest Washington Street that matched the suspect's description.

The suspect was taken into custody and has been transported to the Justice Center.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Sex Crimes Unit have responded to lead this investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have also responded to assist with the investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident, including locations that may have video surveillance that captures sidewalks and roadways nearby, should contact Sex Assault Detail Detective Matthew Estes at 503-823-0462 or Matthew.Estes@portlandoregon.gov

The suspect's name and charges will be released once he is lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

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Attached Media Files: Jerry Dessources
UPDATE #2: Employee and Deceased Suspect Involved in Wednesday Evening Robbery Identified - 01/04/18

Detectives continue to investigate a robbery and shooting that occurred Wednesday evening on Southeast Powell Boulevard.

The deceased suspect, believed to have robbed an employee at the U-Haul Powell Boulevard, has been identified as 53-year-old Robert R. Porter of Newberg. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determined Porter died from gunshot wounds.

The employee who is believed to have shot Porter, at the time of the robbery, has been identified as 27-year-old Tyson B. Pfau.

At this time no arrests have been made in regards to this investigation. Once detectives have completed their investigation they will forward their reports to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review and consideration.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Homicide Detail Detective Todd Gradwahl at 503-823-0991 or Todd.Gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov

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Detectives continue to investigate a robbery and shooting that occurred at the U-Haul Powell Boulevard.

Based on preliminary information, detectives believe a male adult suspect entered the U-Haul Powell Boulevard armed with a handgun and demanded money from an employee. Investigators believe that during the robbery the suspect was shot by an employee.

Detectives have located and seized the employee and deceased suspect's firearms. The two firearms were placed into evidence. The employee and two witnesses to the robbery and shooting are cooperating with investigators.

The deceased suspect will be identified after a member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office completes an autopsy and the deceased suspect's next of kin are notified.

There is no additional information expected to be released this evening.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Homicide Detail Detective Todd Gradwahl at 503-823-0991 or Todd.Gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov

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On Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at 6:59 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the U-Haul Powell Boulevard, located at 4831 Southeast Powell Boulevard.

As officers responded to the location a caller to 9-1-1 reported a person had been shot.

When officers arrived, they located an adult male with injuries that appeared to be sustained as a result of gunfire. Emergency medical personnel provided the injured man medical aid, while officers ensured the area was safe. The injured man was transported to an area hospital by ambulance where medical personnel determined he was deceased.

Based on information learned at the onset of this investigation, officers believe the adult male suspect entered the U-Haul Powell Boulevard while in possession of a firearm and demanded money. While the suspect was on U-Haul property he sustained injuries believed to be the result of gunfire.

This investigation is in its early stages.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery and Homicide Details and criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to lead this investigation. Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Homicide Detail at 503-823-0400.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) will be on scene in 45 minutes. Interested media should stage at the northeast corner of Southeast 49th Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard.

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UPDATE: Subject Taken Into Custody and Transported to Mental Health Facility - 01/04/18

On Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at 9:01 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 900 block of Northwest Kearney Street on the report of a subject threatening people while swinging a metal object.

As officers responded to the area, a 9-1-1 caller stated they had locked the doors to a location to ensure the safety of the people inside the location and keep the subject with the metal object outside.

When officers arrived at the scene, they located the subject described by 9-1-1 callers. As officers attempted to communicate with the subject, he ran from officers with the metal object in his hand. During a foot pursuit the subject stopped running and swung the metal object at an officer, but did not strike the officer. The subject continued to run from officers and ran into the Pearl Court Apartments.

The adult male subject would not talk with officers as they attempted to communicate with the subject.

The Special Emergency Reaction Team and Crisis Negotiation Team were called to scene to assist with the negotiation.

At 12:52 a.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2018, the suspect was taken into custody without incident by SERT members. After he was taken into custody, he was placed on a police officer hold and transported by ambulance to an area mental health facility.

Residents who were evacuated from their residences during this incident have returned to their homes. Roadways in the area will re-open shortly.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to the Pearl Court Apartments, located at 920 Northwest Kearney Street to assist officers with a subject armed with a knife.

Residents inside the Pearl Court Apartments have been directed to shelter in place during this incident.

Northwest 9th Avenue is closed between Northwest Hoyt Street and Northwest Johnson Street.

Interested media should stage at Northwest Lovejoy Street and Northwest 9th Avenue.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene and will provide updates when they become available.

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Centennial Neighborhood Store Robbed at Gunpoint Tuesday Evening- No Injuries - 01/02/18

On Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at 8:39 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Roll Your Own, located at 15801 Southeast Division Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to an employee who told police that two suspects entered the store, both armed with handguns. The suspects demanded money and left the store without incident after obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash.

Officers checked the neighborhood for the suspects but did not locate anyone matching the suspects' descriptions.

The suspects were described as white males, five feet ten inches tall, with a thin build, armed with handguns.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405.

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Directives Manual
Directives Manual
Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 01/01/18

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).

The following Directives will remain posted with comments collected starting on Monday, January 1, 2018.

* Directive 630.61 Stolen Vehicles- 1st Universal Review period from 1/1/18 -- 1/30/18
* Directive 630.25 Cadet Program- 2nd Universal Review period from 1/1/18-1/15/18

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

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Attached Media Files: Directives Manual
Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Argay Terrace Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 12/30/17

On Saturday, December 30, 2017, at 10:48 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 13000 Northeast Prescott Drive.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted people who had called 9-1-1 after hearing the gunfire.

During a canvas of the area, officers located a residence that was struck by gunfire. There are no reports of anyone arriving at area hospitals with injuries as a result of this shooting.

Officers located evidence of gunfire in the area. No suspects have been located at this time. There is no useful suspect descriptions to share at this time.

Based on preliminary information gathered during the investigation, the Gang Enforcement Team (GET) is continuing this investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division responded to the scene and hospital to assist with this investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact the Gang Enforcement Team at 503-823-4106

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

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 any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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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Southeast Portland Store Robbed by Suspect with a Knife - No Injuries - 12/30/17

On Saturday, December 30, 2017, at 8:06 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Tobacco Town, located at 4860 Southeast 82nd Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to an employee who told police that the suspect entered the store, armed with a knife, and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left without incident.

Officers checked the neighborhood for the suspect but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect was described to police as a middle aged white male, 5'10' tall, wearing a black mask and armed with a knife.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405.

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Northeast Portland Restaurant Robbed at Gunpoint - No Injuries - 12/29/17

On Friday December 29, 2017, at 3:41 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Eastern Cathay, located at 1411 Northeast 82nd Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to employees who told police that the suspect entered the restaurant, armed with a handgun, and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left without incident.

Officers checked the neighborhood for the suspect but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect was described to police as a white male in his 20s, 5'10' tall, medium build, brown eyes, wearing dark-colored clothing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405.

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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Saturday, December 30 at 8:00 a.m. - 12/29/17

Sergeant Pete Simpson will be the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) until Saturday, December 30, 2017, at 8:00 a.m.

Sergeant Simpson will respond to media requests for information via email or media-only pager for emergent events.

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Armed Robbery Investigation Underway in Portland's Parkrose Heights Neighborhood - 12/27/17

On Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at 9:37 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Pizza Hut, located at 10355 Northeast Halsey Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to employees who told police that the suspect displayed a handgun while demanding money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the restaurant without incident.

The suspect was described as a white male in his 50s, with a medium build, and armed with a handgun.

Officers checked the area but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

There are no surveillance images available for public release at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery Detail detectives at 503-823-0405.

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Shooting Investigation Wednesday Night in Portland's Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood - No Known Injuries - 12/27/17

On Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at 7:51 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 3800 block of Southeast 113 Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted several people who were nearby at the time the gunfire was heard.

During a canvas of the area, officers did not locate anyone with injuries or any property damage as a result of the reported gunfire. There are no reports of anyone arriving at area hospitals with injuries as a result of this shooting.

Officers located evidence of gunfire in the area. No suspects have been located at this time. There is no useful suspect descriptions to share at this time.

Officers continue to investigate this shooting. Anyone with information about the shooting should contact the Portland Police non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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James T Stanley
James T Stanley
UPDATE: Suspect Identified in Tuesday Evening Stabbing (Photo) - 12/27/17

The suspect taken into custody in connection with a stabbing that took place on Tuesday evening, has been identified as 25-year-old James T. Stanley. Stanley was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Assault in the Second Degree.

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On Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at 8:58 p.m., East Precinct and Transit Division officers responded to the report of a stabbing on the northbound TriMet Green Line MAX as it arrived at the Division Street Transit Station, located at 9402 Southeast Division Street.

Multiple people called 9-1-1 to report the incident. As officers responded, callers provided a description of the suspect and the suspect's last known location and direction of travel to emergency call-takers.

When officers arrived at the scene, they located an adult male with injuries consistent with being injured by a sharp bladed instrument. Officers provided the victim emergency first aid until emergency medical responders arrived on scene. Emergency medical personnel provided the man medical aid and transported him by ambulance to an area hospital for treatment of what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Additional officers searched the area. Witnesses informed officers the suspect had boarded a westbound TriMet bus. Officers contacted a person that witnesses described as the suspect on a TriMet bus near the intersection of Southeast Division Street and Southeast 82nd Avenue. The person was taken into custody without incident.

The TriMet Green Lin MAX was briefly disrupted during the investigation but has now resumed service.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail and criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have responded to assist with this investigation.

As is standard procedure, the suspect's identity and charges will be provided after being lodged in the Multnomah County Jail.

Anyone with information about this stabbing should contact the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail at 503-823-0479.

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Attached Media Files: James T Stanley
Jonathan C Isom
Jonathan C Isom
UPDATE: Public's Help Sought Regarding Burglary Suspect (Photo) - 12/26/17

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau's Burglary Taskforce continue to investigate burglaries that occurred on September 21, December 19th and December 22nd, 2017. Officers arrested 29-year-old Jonathan C. Isom in connection to the three burglaries.

All three burglaries occurred when the locations were occupied by residents.

Investigators believe Isom may be involved in additional burglaries in the Portland area. Anyone with information about where Isom sells the stolen items he acquires during burglaries or know of locations Isom frequents should contact Detective Mace Winter at 503-823-0758.

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

The Portland Police Bureau and the Office of Neighborhood Involvement's Crime Prevention Coordinators would like to offer community members some helpful tips to reduce the occurrence of burglaries.
* Never leave a house key in an obvious place outside, such as under a doormat or flower pot.
* Remove keys and garage door openers from your vehicle, especially those parked outside. Do not include your address on your keys.
* Lock windows, garage doors and doors including the one to your attached garage.
* Trim dense bushes and limb up low hanging trees to eliminate any adult-sized hiding spots.
* Install motion-sensing, dusk to dawn or other lighting that illuminates the perimeter of your property so access points are visible at night.
* Do not leave tools or climbing devices out, such as ladders, storage containers and outdoor furniture that allow someone to gain access to vulnerable areas of your home.
* Create an appearance of occupancy while you are away for a short or extended period of time. When you plan to leave for an extended period of time, do not announce your trip on your voicemail, email or social media.
* Report suspicious activity happening in your neighborhood to the police by calling 9-1-1.

The Office of Neighborhood Involvement also encourages neighbors to discuss starting a Neighborhood Watch which strengthens neighborhoods by bringing people together to create a shared vision of community safety. This program teaches community members to communicate regularly using tools specific to Neighborhood Watch, recognize and report suspicious activity, increase home and vehicle security, increase personal safety of residents and make neighborhoods less attractive to criminals.

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On Friday, December 22, 2017, at 4:04 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 3200 block of Northeast Emerson Street on the report of a burglary.

As officers responded to the location they learned a resident inside the home heard breaking glass and called 9-1-1.

When officers arrived, they located evidence of forced entry into the home. Officers searched the house for the suspect. Once officers ensured the residents were safe and that the suspect was not in the house, an officer learned there was video surveillance footage of the suspect. One of the residents provided the investigating officer video footage from the home's surveillance system. The video showed the suspect breaking a window to gain entry to the home. As the officer viewed the video he provided officers that were searching the neighborhood with the suspect's description.

An officer located a person matching the suspect's description at the intersection of Northeast 33rd Avenue and Northeast Killingsworth Street. Officers contacted the suspect. Based on information learned during the preliminary investigation, officers took the suspect into custody.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Burglary Task Force responded to assist with the investigation.

The suspect was identified as 29-year-old Jonathan C. Isom. Isom was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and two counts of Burglary in the First Degree.

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Attached Media Files: Jonathan C Isom
Keith R Morris
Keith R Morris
UPDATE: Suspect Identified in Monday Afternoon Robbery and Vehicle Theft (Photo) - 12/26/17

The suspect arrested in connection to a pedestrian robbery and theft of a vehicle in Southeast Portland on Monday, December 25, 2017 has been identified as 33-year-old Keith R. Morris. Morris was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle and two counts of Robbery in the Second Degree.

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On Monday, December 25, 2017 at 2:49 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report that a pedestrian was robbed in the 10300 block of Southeast Washington Street.

As officers responded to the location, the victim of the robbery provided the emergency call-taker a detailed description of the suspect and the suspect's last known location. The victim reported that the suspect stated he possessed a weapon, but the victim never saw a weapon.

When officers arrived in the area, they learned the suspect stole a blue Dodge Durango shortly after the attempted robbery. Responding officers located the stolen Durango being driven in the 10000 block of Southeast Washington Street and attempted to stop the driver of the vehicle. The driver did not stop for officers and fled the scene in the Durango. Officers deployed pursuit intervention techniques as the driver drove through Southeast Portland neighborhoods. Officers searched the surrounding area and located the vehicle and driver in the 9600 block of Southeast Division Street.

The suspect was taken into custody and detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail are responding to assist with this investigation.

As is standard procedure, the suspect and his related charges will be identified after he is lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

The stolen blue Dodge Durango was returned to the registered owner.

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Attached Media Files: Keith R Morris
UPDATE #2: Deceased Person Identified in Friday Evening Death Investigation - 12/23/17

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Traffic Investigation Unit continues to investigate an incident that occurred in Downtown Portland on Friday evening in which a deceased male was located.

The deceased male, found near Southwest 1st Avenue and Southwest Clay Street, has been identified as 28-year-old Robby E. Gibb.

At this time Gibb's cause of death has not been determined.

A white vehicle, seen by witnesses in the area where Gibb's body was located, has been found. The owner of the vehicle has also been contacted. No one has been taken into custody at this time in regards to the investgation.

Investigators with the Traffic Investigation Unit and members of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office will continue their investigations. The Traffic Investigation Unit will forward completed reports to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for consideration.

No additional information is available for release regarding this investigation at this time.

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Investigators with the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team have reopened roads near Southwest 1st Avenue and Southwest Clay Street after officers responded to the report of a deceased male.

Based on information learned during the initial investigation, officers believe a small white vehicle struck the deceased male during this incident. Officers have not located the small white vehicle or the vehicle's driver at this point in the investigation.

The identity of the deceased male will be released after the Oregon State Medical Examiner performs an autopsy and the next of kin are notified.

At this time there is no additional information to provide regarding the man's cause of death until the completion of an autopsy by the Oregon State Medical Examiner.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Officer Chris Johnson at 503-823-2213 or Chris.Johnson@portlandoregon.gov . Additionally, locations with surveillance cameras in the area are asked to review video footage and contact investigators if any information is located that may assist in this investigation.

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On Friday, December 22, 2017, at 7:03 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of an injured person lying on the ground near Southwest 1st Avenue and Southwest Clay Street.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived on the scene and located an adult male on the roadway. Emergency medical responders determined the man was deceased.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team has responded to assist with this death investigation. The investigation is in its early stages and officers continue to investigate what may have caused the man's death at this time.

Southwest 1st Avenue is closed to all traffic between Southwest Columbia Street and Southwest Market Street. The area between Southwest Naito Parkway and Southwest 2nd Avenue is also closed to all traffic on Southwest Clay Street.

Based on the initial investigation there is not believed to be a danger to the community in regards to this death investigation.

Criminalists with the Portland Police Bureau's Forensic Evidence Division and a member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office are responding to assist with this investigation.

An update will be provided as the investigation continues.

Anyone who was in the area of Southwest 1st Ave and Southwest Clay Street and has information about this incident should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood -- One Person Injured - 12/23/17

On Saturday, December 23, 2017, at 1:28 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 2700 block of Southeast 138th Avenue on the report of gunfire.

As officers responded to the location, they learned an adult male had been shot. When officers and emergency medical personnel arrived in the area, they located a man who had sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot injury. The victim was transported to an area hospital by ambulance for treatment of his injuries.

Officers searched the area and located two occupied apartments that were struck by gunfire. Officers determined no one inside the apartments were injured during the incident.

Based on the initial investigation, officers believe the victim was in the apartment complex's parking lot when a suspect fired a gun and struck the victim. Shortly after hearing gunfire, a witness observed a person running from the area.

At this point in the investigation, there is no suspect information to share at this time.

The Gang Enforcement Team (GET) is responding to investigate this shooting. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to the scene and hospital to assist with this investigation.

This is the 119th investigation of a gang violence incident by the Gang Enforcement Team in 2017.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact the Tactical Operation's Gang Enforcement Team at 503-823-4106.

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

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 any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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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Public Helps Locate Possible Vehicle Associated with Thursday Morning Hit and Run - 12/23/17

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail have located a van that matches witnesses' descriptions of a vehicle involved in a hit and run on Thursday.

This investigation began on Thursday, December 21, 2017, at 8:50 a.m., when officers responded to the report of a hit and run near the intersection of Northeast Cully Boulevard and Northeast Shaver Street that seriously injured an adult female pedestrian.

Based on preliminary information, investigators believe the pedestrian crossed Northeast Cully Boulevard when she was struck by a maroon Plymouth Grand Voyager minivan. Witnesses reported the driver of the Grand Voyager intentionally struck the woman and then drove out of the area. Officers searched the surrounding neighborhood but did not locate the vehicle or driver.

The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital with serious non-life-threatening injuries.

On Saturday, December 23, 2017, an observant community member located a maroon Plymouth Grand Voyager minivan in Portland's Cully Neighborhood. The community member contacted police. Officers responded and located a Grand Voyager that matched the witnesses' description from the day of the incident. Detectives responded and seized the vehicle as evidence.

Detectives continue to investigate this incident. Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Christopher Traynor at 503-823-0889 or Christopher.Traynor@portlandoregon.gov

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16 People Arrested During Extra Patrols in Downtown Portland (Photo) - 12/23/17

During the week of December 18, 2017, Portland Police Bureau officers performed extra patrols in the Downtown area, arresting 16 people.

Officers from Central, East, and North Precincts provided increased patrols near Pioneer Square during a two day period. The purpose of the directed patrols was to address livability issues in Downtown Portland.

As a part of the extra patrols, officers also recovered two suspected stolen bicycles, seized over $1,200.00 in cash and four and one half ounces of illegal narcotics.

As a part of the extra patrols, officers also connected multiple people with the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program. LEAD is a pre-booking diversion pilot program developed with the community to address low-level drug crimes in Downtown Portland, Inner-Southeast Portland and the Lloyd District. The program allows officers to redirect low-level offenders engaged in drug activity to community-based services, instead of jail and prosecution. By diverting eligible individuals to services, LEAD is committed to improving public safety and public order, and reducing the criminal behavior of people who participate in the program.

People that were connected to the LEAD program were not included in the number of people arrested as a result of these extra patrols.

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Restaurant Robbed Overnight in Southeast Portland - 12/23/17

On Friday, December 22, 2017, at 10:07 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Pizza Hut located at 7901 Southeast Powell Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to employees who told police that the suspect displayed a handgun while demanding money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the restaurant without incident.

The suspect was described as a black male in his late teens to early 20's, five feet six inches tall, armed with a handgun.

Several officers checked the area but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

There are no surveillance images available for public release at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405.

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Gang Enforcement Team Investigates Early Morning Shooting in Downtown Portland - One Person Injured - 12/23/17

On Saturday, December 23, 2017, at 2:20 a.m., Central Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the 300 block of Southwest 3rd Avenue on the report of gunfire and one person shot.

As officers responded to the location, they learned the 27-year-old male that had been shot during the incident was being transported to an area hospital by private vehicle. When the injured man arrived at the hospital, medical personnel determined he had sustained critical life-threatening injuries as a result of the shooting.

When officers arrived at the location where the gunfire reportedly occurred they contacted multiple witnesses. Officers learned there was an exchange of gunfire in a parking lot on Southwest Stark Street between Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest 4th Avenue. As officers canvassed the area, they located multiple vehicles with bullet strikes, a nearby building struck by gunfire and over four spent bullet casings. Officers also located several vehicles with body damage.

Based on preliminary information, investigators believe a disturbance occurred at which time there was an exchange of gunfire. During the gunfire, the 27-year-old man was struck by gunfire. As vehicles left the parking lot, witnesses reported drivers of the fleeing vehicles crashed into parked cars and drove the wrong way on nearby roads.

There is no useful suspect information to share at this time

The Gang Enforcement Team (GET) is continuing this investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division responded to the scene and hospital to assist with this investigation.

This is the 118th investigation of a gang violence incident by the Gang Enforcement Team in 2017.

The Gang Enforcement Team has had increased directed patrols during the week of December 18, 2017, with the assistance of four officers from East and North Precincts.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact Gang Enforcement Team Detective Bryan Declercque at 503-823-2056 or Bryan.Declercque@portlandoregon.gov

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

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 any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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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Ashcreek Neighborhood Deli Robbed Friday Afternoon -- No Injuries - 12/22/17

On Friday, December 22, 2017, at 3:39 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Bulldog Deli, located at 7321 Southwest Garden Home Road, on the report of an armed robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted an employee who told police that the suspect entered the deli and provided a note demanding money. The suspect displayed an object believed to be a gun during the robbery. Once the suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash, he left without incident.

The suspect was described as a white male in his middle to late 20's, six feet tall, with a thin build and green eyes.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405.

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Stabbing Investigation Underway in Portland's Kerns Neighborhood -- Two People Injured - 12/22/17

On Friday, December 22, 2017, at 9:20 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing near Northeast 11th Avenue and Northeast Couch Street.

As officers and emergency medical responders arrived, officers located an adult male and female with stab wound. Prior to police and emergency medical responding, a community member had applied a tourniquet to the adult male. Preliminary information suggests the adult male has serious life-threatening injuries and the female has non-life-threatening injuries. Both victims were transported by ambulances to area hospital for medical treatment of their injuries.

Officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate any suspects involved with this stabbing. While canvassing the area, officers located and seized a sharp bladed instrument believed to have been used in the assault.

Based on initial information, officers believe the victims knew the suspect involved in this stabbing. The suspect was described as a white male in his 20's to 30's, five feet eleven inches tall, with a skinny build and short dark hair.

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

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Detective Shaye Samora at 503-823-0479 or Shaye.Samora@portlandoregon.gov

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Suspect Arrested After Robbing Walmart and Attempting to Assault Officer with a Knife (Photo) - 12/22/17

On Thursday, December 21, 2017, at 6:42 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery with a knife at the Walmart located at 4200 Southeast 82nd Avenue.

As officers responded to the Walmart, they learned the suspect had entered the store and proceeded to the jewelry counter. Once at the jewelry counter the suspect demanded money while threatening employees with a large knife. After obtaining several items from the store, the suspect left the Walmart.

A description of the suspect was broadcast to responding officers. The officers arrived and canvassed the area. Officers located a man that matched the suspect's description near the Walmart. When officers attempted to contact the suspect, he ran from the officers. Officers pursued the suspect on foot.

When the suspect arrived at a parking lot in the 8100 block of Southeast Cora Street, he threw a knife at an officer. The knife struck the officer in his external vest. The officer was not injured by the thrown knife. As officers attempted to take the suspect into custody he fought with officers.

Once in custody, the suspect was provided medical aid for minor injuries he sustained while fighting with officers.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail responded to continue the investigation.

The suspect was identified as 33-year-old Jeremy J. Williams. Williams was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree, Robbery in the Second Degree, Attempt Assault in the First Degree and a parole violation for a pervious conviction of Assault on a Public Safety Officer.

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Attached Media Files: Jeremy J Williams
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Suspect Arrested for Theft of Multiple Packages (Photo) - 12/21/17

On Thursday, December 21, 2017, detectives with the Portland Police Bureau's Detective Coordination Team arrested 33-year-old Heriberto Villarino-Zamora in connection with the theft of multiple packages intended for delivery in the Portland metropolitan area.

This investigation began on December 6, 2017, when Detective Coordination Team detectives began an investigation into suspects believed to be involved in multiple thefts from area retailers.

During their investigation, detectives used the OfferUp website to locate and identify suspects and recover stolen items. Over the first two days of the mission, detectives recovered over $15,000 in stolen property. During the preliminary investigation, detectives also identified Villarino-Zamora as a suspect in the theft of multiple packages they had not yet recovered.

As detectives continued the investigation into Villarino-Zamora, they learned he was a private courier contracted to ship packages for a national retailer. Detectives believed Villarino-Zamora had stolen packages he was supposed to deliver throughout the Portland metropolitan area.

As a result of the investigation, detectives learned Villarino-Zamora lived in the 1300 block of Northwest Wonderview Drive in Gresham. Detectives applied for a warrant to search his residence. The warrant was signed by a judge. Early Thursday morning, members of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) assisted Detective Coordination Team detectives in the service of the warrant. During the warrant, detectives arrested Villarino-Zamora and located hundreds of stolen packages, valued at over $16,500.00, and recovered $4,900.00 in cash.

Villarino-Zamora was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Aggravated Theft in the First Degree.

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Attached Media Files: Package Theft 3 , Package Theft 2 , Package Theft 1 , Heriberto Villarino Zamora
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Suspect Arrested in Connection to Robbery with a Hammer (Photo) - 12/21/17

On Thursday, December 21, 2017, at 12:06 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Ace Hardware, located at 228 Northeast Broadway.

When officers arrived at the location, they learned a man was seen shoplifting from the store. Store employees confronted the suspect, at which time the suspect grabbed a roofing hammer and threatened the employees with the hammer. After threatening the employees, the suspect ran from the store with the hammer and stolen items.

Officers searched the area and located the suspect nearby. The suspect was taken into custody and the roofing hammer and several other stolen items were located and collected as evidence.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail continued the investigation.

The suspect was identified as 38-year-old Mark C. Aquirre. Aquirre was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Robbery in the First Degree.

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Attached Media Files: Mark C Aquirre
Shooting Investigation in Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood -- One Person Injured - 12/21/17

On Thursday, December 21, 2017, at 1:52 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to Portland Adventist Hospital, located at 10123 Southeast Market Street, on the report of a person being treated for a gunshot wound in the emergency department.

Officers responded to Portland Adventist Hospital, and learned the adult male victim had been transported to the hospital by private vehicle with what was believed to be a non-life-threatening injury. As officers contacted several people at the hospital, they learned the shooting occurred near a residence in the 11800 block of Northeast Holladay Street.

Officers responded to a property in the 11800 block of Northeast Holladay Street and contacted several people. Based on preliminary information, officers believe a disturbance between several people had occurred at the time the victim was shot. While officers were at the residence, they took one person into custody in relation to the shooting. Officers also located and seized a shotgun believed to be the weapon used in the shooting.

The victim has been transported by ambulance from Portland Adventist Hospital to a trauma hospital in the Portland area for continued medical treatment of his injury.

Criminalists with the Portland Police Bureau's Forensic Evidence Division responded to assist with the investigation. Detectives with the Detective Division's Assault Detail continue to investigate this shooting.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact Detective Arjay Dran at 503-823-0483 or Arjay.Dran@portlandoregon.gov

The suspect in this incident will not be identified until the suspect is lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

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Shooting Investigation Thursday Afternoon in Old Town/ Chinatown -- One Person Injured - 12/21/17

On Thursday, December 21, 2017, at 1:35 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at the Yards Apartments, located at 815 Northwest Naito Parkway.

As officers responded to the scene, they learned an adult male had reportedly been shot. Officers arrived in the area and located an adult male with a gunshot wound. Emergency medical responders provided the victim with medical attention and transported him to an area hospital by ambulance. The victim's injury was believed to be non-life-threatening.

Officers searched the area but no suspects were located. The suspect was described as a black male in his middle to late 30's, with a medium build.

There is not believed to be an immediate danger to the community in relation to this shooting.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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

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 any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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: Person Identified in Fatal Crash Investigation on NE Sandy Blvd - 12/21/17

The pedestrian killed Wednesday morning near Northeast Sandy Boulevard and Northeast 79th Avenue has been identified as 60-year-old Elizabeth B. Meyers of Portland.

The driver of the Toyota Camry that struck Meyers remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. At this point in the investigation, it is not believed impaired or distracted driving were factors in this fatal crash.

Meyers' death is the 50th traffic fatality investigated by the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division in 2017.

Investigators with the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Traffic Investigation Unit continue to investigate this crash. Anyone with information about this crash should contact Officer Chris Johnson at 503-823-2213 or Chris.Johnson@portlandoregon.gov

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On Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at 7:18 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a crash involving a vehicle and pedestrian in the 7800 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

Officers, firefighters, and medical personnel arrived and observed community members performing Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) on an adult female lying on the ground. Responding emergency medical responders determined the woman was deceased.

The driver of the vehicle that was involved in this crash remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation.

Northeast Sandy Boulevard is closed from Northeast 75th Avenue to Northeast 79th Avenue, and is expected to remain so for several hours until the crash scene is clear.

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

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

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Northeast Portland Restaurant Robbed at Gunpoint Wednesday Evening - 12/21/17

On Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at 8:34 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Wokshop, located at 2120 Northeast 82nd Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to employees who told police that the suspect displayed a handgun while demanding money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the restaurant without incident.

The suspect was described as a white male in his 20s, five feet eight inches tall, thin build, with blue eyes, armed with a handgun.

Several officers checked the area but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

There are no surveillance images available for public release at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405.

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UPDATE -- FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 64-Year-Old Woman (Photo) - 12/21/17

Greta Gray was safely located and is no longer considered a missing person.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate 64-year-old Greta Ellen Gray, missing since Wednesday afternoon.

Gray is described as a white female, 5'4" tall, 140 pounds, and long white hair. Gray was last seen wearing a gray wool coat over a yellow sweater, black pants, and black shoes.

Gray left her secure residential facility in the 2200 block of Northeast Siskiyou Street on Wednesday December 13, 2017, at approximately 4:00 p.m. Gray was walking to Starbucks at Northeast 15th Avenue and Fremont Street but failed to return home.

Gray has gotten lost in the past after becoming disoriented. Gray is not her own guardian.

Anyone seeing Gray should immediately call 9-1-1 so officers can check her welfare.

Anyone with non-emergent information should contact Detective Lori Fonken at 503-823-1081, lori.fonken@portlandoregon.gov.

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Attached Media Files: Greta_Gray.jpg
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Officers Donate Boots to Portland Rescue Mission (Photo) - 12/20/17

On Wednesday, December 20, 2017, Central Precinct officers delivered 28 pairs of boots and 120 pairs of socks to the Portland Rescue Mission, located at 1111 West Burnside Street.

In the month of November, members of Central Precinct contacted staff at the Portland Rescue Mission. During the meeting, officers learned people served by the Portland Rescue Mission are often in need of boots and socks. The officers reached out to Central, East and North Precincts personnel and requested donations from each of the Precincts. Bureau members donated 28 boots that were sanitized, shined and prepared for donation.

The officers delivered the boots along with 120 pairs of socks that were donated by the Sunshine Division.

The Sunshine Division offers emergency food assistance six days a week at their North Thompson Street warehouse, four days a week at their Southeast Stark Street location, and 24 hours a day -- seven days a week through partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who stores food boxes at each police precinct that can be dispatched on demand. In addition to food relief, they also offer new and gently- used clothing to those in need.

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

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Sunshine Division to Provide Holiday Meals to Low-Income Housing Communities in Northeast Portland (Photo) - 12/19/17

The Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division will "play Santa" on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., as they partner with Home Forward and Human Solutions to provide hundreds of holiday food box meals to low-income seniors, individuals, and families with children residing at the Gateway Park Apartment community and Glisan Commons near Northeast 100th Avenue & Glisan Street in Northeast Portland.

In the sixth year of the "Dispatch Santa" program, Sunshine Division employees and volunteer supporters will pull the Sunshine Division truck up to a low-cost housing community and distribute holiday meals to residents. The Barbers, Sunshine Division's peanut butter drive partners, and long-time supporter and retired Portland Police lieutenant, Paul Weatheroy, will also distribute "balls and dolls" to residents with children. This will be the first year that Sunshine Division partners with the Gateway Park Apartment and Glisan Commons communities, both locations are accessible from the Sunshine Division's new, second food pantry and clothing room facility located at Southeast 124th Avenue and Stark Street.

"We want to introduce new clients from the neighborhoods closer to our new facility to our services and help spread some holiday support to our surrounding neighbors," said Kyle Camberg, Sunshine Division's executive director.

The holiday food box program is largely supported by food and funding donations through select Safeway stores, the Oregon Community Foundation Eddie Wilson Fund, Botsford & Goodfellow Inc., Ventura Foods, Franz Bakery, and Shari's Cafes & Pies.

The media is invited to attend and all food boxes are reserved for registered Gateway Park Apartment and Glisan Commons residents.

About the Sunshine Division

The Sunshine Division was unofficially started in 1922 when the economy dipped and the City of Portland had to lay off some 40 police officers. To compensate for this loss, volunteer civilians gathered to serve in emergency situations -- a group eventually called the Portland Police Reserve. The Reserves found themselves responding to widespread poverty in Portland by collecting food to fill Christmas baskets that were delivered to Portlanders in need. Their efforts started an annual tradition that later formed a division of the police called the "Sunshine Division."

Nine decades later, the Sunshine Division provides year-round free food and clothing support to struggling Portland families, seniors, veterans, and the disabled through a variety of programs. While still closely partnered with the police, a civilian staff works with law enforcement to implement the nonprofit organization's year-round food and clothing assistance programs.

Media Contact:
Kyle Camberg 503-577-6852
kyle@sunshinedivision.org

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Bank Robbery Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland - 12/19/17

On Tuesday December 19, 2017, at 12:12 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the U.S. Bank branch located at 12203 Northeast Glisan Street on the report of a robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that the suspect approached a teller and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the bank without incident.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, 5'2" to 5'3" tall, slim build, wearing dark-colored hooded jacket.

Several officers checked the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to contact Detective Brett Hawkinson at 503-823-1080, brett.hawkinson@portlandoregon.gov.

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UPDATE: Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Roseway Neighborhood - One Person Injured - 12/18/17

Officers have completed checking the area for additional victims and did not locate anyone in the neighborhood. Officers were able to contact the occupants at a residence of interest and determined that no additional victims were at the home.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has information about the incident is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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On Monday December 18, 2017, at 6:18 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the area of Northeast Sandy Boulevard and Fremont Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and located one person near Northeast 71st Avenue and Fremont Street who was suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim has been transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment.

Officers located evidence of a crime scene near the victim and are checking the area for any additional victims. Officers are also attempting contact at a nearby residence to determine if the occupants are involved in the shooting as victims or witnesses. At this point, the occupants are not cooperative with police.

Preliminary information indicates that the suspect or suspects left the area prior to police arrival.

Due to the active investigation and processing of the crime scene, traffic in the area of Northeast Sandy Boulevard and Fremont Street may be affected.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has information about the incident is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team is conducting an investigation into the shooting.

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

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

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 any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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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Protect Your Personal Banking Information During the Holiday Season - 12/18/17

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind community members to safeguard their personal banking information during the holiday shopping season.

Thieves and scammers work to obtain access to consumer bank accounts or credit card information online and through watching customers use their Personal Identification Number (PIN) at retail establishments and ATMs.

Sometimes, thieves will utilized skimming devices to steal banking information. Skimmers are devices that capture credit/debit card information from the card's magnetic stripe. The devices may be designed to fit over card readers and blend in with the machine, installed inside the terminal or plugged into the machine's network cables. Skimmers are usually left on a machine for a brief period before they are removed and, in many cases, the data can be accessed remotely. To intercept pin numbers, offenders will also attach pinhole and other cameras to observe customers inputting their codes. They may also use a keyboard overlay to capture the data inputted. With the stolen information, thieves create counterfeit cards and drain victim's accounts.

According to investigators, some of the riskier places for card readers will be those machines with minimal security or monitoring such as those at gas stations (ones outside of Oregon where there are no attendants), exterior ATMs and restaurants.

Investigators advise customers to pay attention to the machine and what's around the area. If something doesn't look right, don't use the machine.

Tips for ATMs and payment terminals:

* Use cash when possible or when you are unsure of the equipment used to conduct the transaction.

* If the card reader appears askew, jiggle it to see if it comes off. When in doubt, don't use the machine.

* Be careful where you use your debit card. If there is fraud, the funds will be withdrawn immediately from your bank account and you will have to work with your financial institution to get that money back - whereas with a credit card, customers are able to identify the fraud before paying the bill.

* Understand what the liability exposure is for both credit and debit card fraud based on laws and your bank agreements: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0213-lost-or-stolen-credit-atm-and-debit-cards

* Review your bank and credit card transactions frequently and report unauthorized charges immediately.

* Avoid using your pin code on transactions when possible.

* Use your hand to shield your pin code as you input it into the keypad in case there is a camera.

* If anything appears odd about the keypad that you are using to enter a pin number, don't go through with the transaction.

* Be suspicious if the gas pump has a broken and/or void security seal over the opening to the transaction terminal. The seal is intended to indicate whether a machine has been tampered with.

If you identify that a skimmer is on a machine, talk to the clerk. The police should also be contacted at the non-emergency number at 503-823-3333. Be careful not to touch the backside of the skimmer as it may contain DNA evidence or fingerprints.

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Sunshine Division and Safeway to Support 1,700 Veterans and Military Families with Holiday Meals (Photo) - 12/18/17

On Tuesday December 19, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. -- 10:00 a.m., the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division and Safeway stores will be teaming up at Sunshine Division's warehouse, located at 687 North Thompson Street, to provide 1,700 pre-packaged holiday meals to be distributed by A.M.E.N. (American Military Encouragement Network) and the Active and Reserve National Guard. 500 military and veteran families in the Salem area will benefit from the December 19 donation and an estimated 1,200 additional families in Portland and throughout Oregon will benefit from the remaining donations.

Media is invited to attend the event on Tuesday morning.

The Safeway Foundation selected Sunshine Division as the recipient of their "Turkey Bucks" and "Santa Bucks" in-store promotions at select stores and raised complete holiday meals in support of Sunshine Division's programs and selected partner nonprofits.

"Safeway focuses on giving locally to help strengthen the neighborhoods we serve. We're dedicated to bettering the lives of people living in Oregon and Southwest Washington." said Safeway's Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Jill McGinnis. "By partnering with Sunshine Division, and recognizing the enormous sacrifice our local veterans have made, we're able to address their critical need for food in this community."

"We have a motto at Sunshine Division that we 'serve those who serve.' Who better to provide support to than families who've made significant sacrifices for their community and country that are facing economic challenges," said Officer Matt Tobey, Sunshine Division's assigned police officer and Portland Police Bureau liaison. "Safeway's generosity has allowed us to extend additional holiday support to our year-round partners who could use our support even more this time of year."

Military vehicles will arrive at the Sunshine Division around 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday December 19 to pick up the meal donations.

About Sunshine Division

The Sunshine Division offers free food and clothing assistance directly to low-income veterans, families, and seniors six days a week at their North Portland warehouse, four days a week at their Southeast Stark Street location, as well as 24/7 through their partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each precinct for immediate dispatch. The Sunshine Division serves as a no-cost food bank to 20+ area food assistance nonprofits, provides special food boxes through three seasonal food box programs, and funds new school clothing for low-income students in Portland Public Schools through its Izzy's Kids program. For more information, visit http://www.sunshinedivision.org

About Albertsons Companies

Albertsons Companies is one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States, with both a strong local presence and national scale. We operate stores across 35 states and the District of Columbia under 20 well-known banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen and Carrs. Albertsons Companies is committed to helping people across the country live better lives by making a meaningful difference, neighborhood by neighborhood. In 2016 alone, along with the Albertsons Companies Foundation, the company gave nearly $300 million in food and financial support. These efforts helped millions of people in the areas of hunger relief, education, cancer research and treatment, programs for people with disabilities and veterans outreach.

Media Contact:
Kyle Camberg
503-577-6852
kyle@sunshinedivision.org

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Content retrieved from: https://www.flashalert.net/news.html?id=3056.

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