Arrests Made During Mass Gathering at Kelly Building - 08/04/20

On Monday, August 3, 2020, multiple events took place. At about 9:00p.m., vehicles were used by protesters to block traffic in downtown Portland around Lownsdale Square park. However, the gathering was mostly peaceful and PPB did not interact with the crowd other than two previously released incidents. See other releases for further information on those.

At about 9:15p.m., a march began on East Burnside Street from Laurelhurst Park involving about 200 people in the traffic lanes. The marched ended at the Penumbra Kelly Building at 4735 East Burnside Street, where the group stood blocking the road in both directions. At 10:28p.m., a house fire was reported near East Burnside Street and Southeast 57th Avenue. The Portland Fire Bureau had to reroute its responders around the blocked streets.

Over the course of hours, some members of the group began throwing objects at officers and flashing laser pointers, bright flashlights, and strobe lights in the officers' eyes. Officers instructed people to stay off the property. The same instructions were made via a loudspeaker and over PPB's Twitter account.

At about 11:30p.m., members of the crowd entered the Kelly Building property. Officers made an arrest. The officers making the arrests had numerous items thrown at them.

At 11:46p.m., due to criminal activity, the gathering was declared an unlawful assembly. After numerous instructions via loudspeaker, officers moved the crowd to the east. During the dispersal, the officers had paint balloons and other objects thrown at them. One officer was punched. Another was injured in the arm by a protester swinging a stick or baton. Another arrest was made. After moving the crowd several blocks, officers deployed inert smoke to allow officers to safely disengage.

Zachary Perry, 23, of Portland, was booked in the Multnomah County Detention Center on a charge of Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree.

Travis Hessel, 27, of Portland, was booked in the Multnomah County Detention Center on a charge of Assaulting a Public Safety Officer.

Some members of the gathering returned to the street outside of the Kelly Building and continued yelling at officers and flashing lights at them until about 1:30a.m. when they left the area.

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UPDATE: Juvenile Threatening with Gun (Photo) - 08/04/20

The investigators determined the gun, while it looked real, was a pellet gun. The case has been referred to the prosecutor for a determination of charges. The suspect, a 15-year-old male, was released to a parent's custody.

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On Monday, August 3, 2020 at about 10:00p.m., Portland Police received a report of a suspect pointing a handgun at people in the area of Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest Taylor Street. Oregon State Police were in the area and attempted to arrest the suspect. A hostile crowd surrounded the law enforcement officers, so they requested help from the nearest crowd control unit. Oregon State Police Mobile Response Team (MRT) responded and secured the area to allow the investigators to safely make the arrest. As soon as the suspect was transported away from the scene, the MRT began to disengage. Objects were thrown at the MRT members, including one glass object that struck a Trooper in the head and shattered. Munitions were deployed to defend the retreating MRT unit. Three Troopers suffered minor injuries during the event.

A suspect, a juvenile male, was detained and a realistic looking replica firearm, metal knuckles, and a knife were seized as evidence (photos). The investigation is continuing.

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Attached Media Files: Weapons Seized 2 , Weapons Seized
UPDATE: Stabbing Investigation Ongoing, Involved Parties Have Been Contacted - 08/03/20

Officers have determined that the stabbing took place in Lownsdale Square park when an adult female suspect entered the park taking photos and/or video. An argument ensued between the female and other people in the park. During the argument, the female produced a knife and stabbed another female in the chest. The victim is being treated at a hospital and her injuries appear to be non-life threatening.

The suspect initially left but returned and is being interviewed. There is no known ongoing danger to the community related to this incident.

During the initial response, officers encountered a hostile crowd and additional police resources were summoned to try to conduct an investigation. Officers initially located the knife used in the stabbing, however as the officers were trying to secure a crime scene someone picked it up and ran off with it. Officers were unable to safely conduct an investigation due to the hostile crowd, and supervisors made the decision to disengage. As the knife is evidence, it should be returned to police custody. Anyone with information about the location of the knife should call police non-emergency at 503 823 3333.

Portland Police Assault Detectives have assumed the investigation.

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On Monday, August 3, 2020 at 6:22p.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched a report of a stabbing at Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest Taylor Street. Officers located a victim, who had walked to Southwest 5th Avenue and Southwest Taylor Street. Officers requested medical and the victim was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

No suspect information is available.

Officers are investigating the circumstances of the stabbing. If anyone was a witness and/or has video of what took place, they're asked to call police non-emergency at 503-823-3333.

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PPB Seeks Public's Input on Directives - 08/03/20

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

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

1st Universal Review: 8/3/20 -- 9/1/20
Directive 320.00, Disclosure of Potential Exculpatory or Impeachment Information (new)

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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UPDATE: Child Dies After Being Struck by Vehicle Driven by Family Member - 08/03/20

A female toddler was struck and killed during a tragic incident on Thursday. A family member of the child was driving the vehicle that struck her near their residence.

Despite emergency life-saving efforts, the child was pronounced deceased. Volunteers with the Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) and a PPB Chaplain responded to provide emotional support to the family members who were understandably distraught.

There were no indications of impairment of the driver and he cooperated with the investigators.
The child was identified as Sarah Bulbuk, born 01/19/19. Family members have been notified.

The Major Crash Team responded and led the investigation, which is on-going. This is the 27th Major Crash team call out and the 27th fatality of 2020.

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The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the area of the 17200 Block of Southeast Mill Court to assist East Precinct in a traffic crash investigation involving a pedestrian struck by a vehicle.

No additional information is available at this time.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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

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Subject Shot by Elderly Homeowner During Burglary in Progress in Montavilla Neighborhood - 08/03/20

On Monday, August 3, 2020 at 6:59 a.m., East Precinct Officers responded to a report of a burglary in progress in the 1300 block of Northeast 81st Avenue. Officers were advised an elderly male homeowner was associated with the residence and a female was involved and may still be in the garage. As officers were responding, they were provided additional information that the homeowner shot the female.

Officers arrived and located the involved female who was transported to an area hospital for treatment of what is believed to be a non-life threatening injury.

The homeowner is cooperating with investigators.

There is not an identified on-going risk to the community.

This is an active investigation and Assault Detectives are currently gathering information about this case. If anyone has information, please contact Detective Jeff Sharp at jeff.sharp@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Brent Christensen at brent.christensen@portlandoregon.gov

Further details will be provided in an updated release as they become available.

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Peaceful Event in Downtown Portland - 08/03/20

On Sunday, August 2, 2020, a group came together in and around Lownsdale Square park in downtown Portland. The gathering spilled out into the streets surrounding the park. Vehicular traffic was unable to get through for several hours. By midnight, the majority of the crowd left the area. Portland Police Bureau members did not interact with the gathering.

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Two Arrests Made After Unlawful Assembly, But Second March Peaceful - 08/02/20

On August 1, 2020, at about 8:50 p.m., people began to block traffic along Southwest 3rd Avenue outside the Mark O. Hatfield U. S. Federal Courthouse. Hundreds of people gathered for several hours giving speeches. A large portion of the crowd marched through downtown before reforming back along Southwest 3rd Avenue.

Meanwhile, a group of about two hundred marched from Laurelhurst Park, blocking traffic lanes, to the Penumbra Kelly Building, 4735 East Burnside Street. The group stood blocking East Burnside Street, shined bright lights at Portland Police officers standing outside the building, directed lasers at the officers and eventually began throwing glass bottles at them. Vehicles blocked East Burnside Street from Northeast 47th Avenue to Northeast 50th Avenue.

A person in the crowd threw a glass jar or bottle filled with paint, which struck a Portland Police officer in the head. The officer was not injured.

Portland Police provided public address announcements directing people to remain off of the property of the Penumbra Kelly Building and to move away to the west. As people continued to throw glass bottles and other objects Portland Police declared that the assembly blocking East Burnside was unlawful and directed people to disperse.

Portland Police dispersed the crowd, directing it west. People continued to throw glass and plastic bottles at police. People with "press" written on their outer garments repeatedly threw objects at officers. Portland Police continued moving the crowd to the west and south.
Near East Burnside and Southeast 44th Avenue a person moved a car slowly in front of police, interfering with their attempts to safely move people out of the road. To remove the hazard the car presented, Portland Police deflated its tires and passed it by. Upon reaching Southeast 41st Avenue and Southeast Pine Street, Portland Police disengaged and returned to the Penumbra Kelly Building. Portland Police took people into custody during this dispersal. Max Van Briesen, 31, of Portland, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Interfering with a Police Officer, and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree. Freedom Moreno, 34, of Portland, was charged with Interfering with a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Resist Arrest, and Harassment.

A large portion of the crowd marched blocking city streets and circled back toward the Penumbra Kelly Building. Portland Police met the crowd near Southeast 50th near East Burnside and directed it south all the way to Southeast Belmont Street. Again people with "press" written on their outer garments were among those throwing objects at police. Portland Police disengaged from the crowd near Southeast Belmont Street and Southeast 48th Avenue. The crowd did not return to the Penumbra Kelly Building. There was no use of CS gas.

Back downtown, just after midnight, the majority of the crowd that had gathered outside the federal courthouse embarked on a march through Downtown and the Pearl District. The large group shrunk during the nearly two hour walk. When it returned to Southwest 3rd Avenue, the crowd consisted of about 100 people who slowly drifted off into the city over the next hour.
The march was peaceful and Portland Police did not interact with the crowd of people downtown.

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Mass gathering on SW 3rd Avenue disperses after several hours - 08/01/20

During the evening of July 31, 2020 hundreds of people came together in a mass gathering along Southwest 3rd Avenue between Southwest Madison Street and Southwest Salmon Street. People gave speeches outside the Justice Center starting at about 9:00 p.m. Vehicular traffic was blocked by people standing in the traffic lane Southwest 3rd Avenue. At about 10:30 p.m. the speeches ended and the majority of the people congregated outside the Mark O. Hatfield U. S. Federal Courthouse.

Through the rest of the night and into the next morning the crowd was subdued. Some lit fires, climbed the fence outside the federal courthouse, threw objects and chanted. For the most part they stood crowded together on Southwest 3rd Avenue, between Southwest Madison and Southwest Salmon, talking in small groups.

On August 1, 2020 at about 1:30 a.m. people started a bonfire in the middle of Southwest 3rd Avenue in front of the federal courthouse. People brought plywood and other flammable material to keep it going. Over the next hour the number of people dwindled to a few dozen.

There was no police interaction with the crowd.

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UPDATE: More than 150 Rounds Fired, Victim Struck By Bullet in Montavilla Neighborhood - 08/01/20

East Precinct officers have secured the crime scene and determined that more that 150 rounds were fired outside of an apartment building. One round struck an adult female victim in an arm. Responding officers applied a tourniquet and she was transported to the hospital by ambulance with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries. No other injuries have been reported to police, however bullets struck at least 8 occupied apartments and 7 vehicles (unknown if occupied).

As officers continue their investigation, Northeast 87th Avenue is closed north of Northeast Glisan Street. At this time, no arrests have been made.

If anyone has any information about this shooting, they're asked to call police non-emergency at 503-823-3333 and reference case number 20-238571.

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On July 31, 2020 at about 11:08 p.m. Portland Police responded the report of a shooting near the 600 Block of NE 87th Avenue.

Officers are still arriving and securing the scene.

Portland Police will provide more information when it's available.

UPDATE: Northeast Fremont Closed at Shooting Scene in the Roseway Neighborhood - 07/31/20

Officers have closed Northeast Fremont Street between Northeast 80th Avenue and Northeast 82nd Avenue for the shooting investigation. A victim was been transported to the hospital. No patient condition information is available.

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On July 31, 2020 at about 10:57 p.m. Portland Police responded the report of a shooting near NE 81st Avenue and NE Fremont Street.

Officers are still arriving and securing the scene.

Portland Police will provide more information when it's available.

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UPDATE: PPB Identifies Homicide Suspect, Seeks Public Help Locating Him (Photo) - 07/31/20

The Portland Police Bureau is seeking the public's help to locate 18-year-old Kceon Colbert who is wanted for the murder of Shai-India Harris. Colbert is described as 5'08" tall and 150 pounds.

This homicide occurred on the afternoon of July 10th, 2020, in public in the 7400 block of 84th Avenue.

PPB would prefer for Mr. Colbert to safely turn himself in, but if anyone sees him we ask for you to immediately call 911. Anyone with information of his recent whereabouts, please call Detective Michael Greenlee at 503 823-0871, or Michael.greenlee@portlandoregon.gov, or Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-0696 or brad.clifton@portlandoregon.gov.

"Now is the time for all of us to come together to send a clear message to those engaged in gun violence that is taking lives and leaving scars of trauma city-wide that we will not allow them to define our City or become the new normal," said Chief Chuck Lovell. "Help us to locate the perpetrators, provide tips and information and find other options for those who may be at risk of becoming the next shooter or victim. Together, we can stop this scourge, but first we need to work as one in memory of the too many lives lost for a safer tomorrow."

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The female victim in yesterday's homicide has been identified as 18 year old Shai-India Harris. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined the victim died from a gunshot wound.

This is an open and active investigation, anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Michael Greenlee at 503.823.0871 michael.greenlee@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Mark Slater at 503.823.9219 mark.slater@portlandoregon.gov

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A female victim was pronounced deceased connected with this incident.

This is the third active crime scene with a homicide PPB has been called to investigate in less than 24-hours. None of these incidents are believed to be related.

"I am deeply disturbed by the loss of life our City has seen in such a short time," said Chief Chuck Lovell. "Please help our investigators with tips and information as we pursue those responsible. I extend my gratitude to our PPB Officers, Detectives, Sergeants and Criminalists who have responded to these traumatic scenes and are diligently working to follow up on leads and capture those responsible."

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On Friday, July 10, 2020, at 12:44 p.m., East Precinct Officers responded to a shooting in the 7400 block of 84th Avenue on the report of a person shot. Investigators are responding to the scene.

Streets are closed from Southeast Flavel from 82-85 Avenue and on Southeast 84th Avenue from Flavel to Knapp Streets.

This is an active investigation and further details will be released as they become available.

If anyone has information about this incident, call (503) 823-3333.

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Chief Lovell Appoints Jami Resch as Assistant Chief - 07/31/20

Chief Chuck Lovell has announced the appointment of Captain Jami Resch to Assistant Chief of Investigations. Jami succeeds Assistant Andrew Shearer who will retire on August 3, 2020. Jami's bio can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/680634

"Jami stepped aside during an extraordinary time in a selfless manner to do what she believed was best for the Bureau," said Chief Lovell. "She is an exceptional leader and I am excited she will be re-joining the Executive Team."

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Subject Shot in Altercation in Hazelwood Neighborhood - 07/31/20

On July 31, 2020 at 8:38 a.m., East Precinct Officers responded to a report of a subject who had been shot at a camp near the 11800 block of Northeast Couch Street. Officers arrived and medics were already treating an adult male with a wound to the abdomen.

The male victim was taken to an area hospital and is undergoing surgery. Preliminarily, it is expected he will survive.

Officers learned the bullet traveled through the victim and struck a nearby vehicle, which shattered the window.

This is an active investigation and if anyone has information about this case, please call dispatch at (503) 823-3333 and reference case 20-237888.

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Mass gathering along SW 3rd Avenue includes speeches and chants - 07/31/20

During the evening hours of July 30, 2020 a group of a few hundred people gathered along SW 3rd Avenue and gave speeches for a few hours outside the Justice Center and Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Federal Courthouse.

At times people lit small fires along sidewalks on surrounding blocks and attempted to light fires inside the fence at the federal courthouse. Others in the crowd put the fires out. Some people climbed on or near the fence at the federal courthouse, but others admonished them and they got down. People could be heard in the crowd repeating that the protest was to remain peaceful.

By about 1:00 a.m. on July 31, 2020 most of the speeches had ended. The larger group broke in to smaller groups and over the next hour or two people dispersed without police interaction.

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Stabbing Investigation Underway, One Individual Injured - 07/31/20

East Precinct officers have responded to the 103 block of Southeast Holgate Boulevard on reports of someone stabbed in the area. When officers arrived they found an adult victim with injuries consistent with a stabbing.

The victim was transported to a hospital by ambulance. The victim's medical status is unknown at this time.

Officers have secured the crime scene. Southeast Holgate Boulevard will be closed from Southeast 102 Ave to Southeast 104 Ave.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

If anyone has information about the stabbing and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333 and refer to case #20-237605.

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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July 29-30 Events-2 Arrested After Clearing Park (Photo) - 07/30/20

On July 29, 2020, a crowd of several hundred people gathered along SW 3rd Avenue mostly concentrated outside the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse. People blocked vehicular traffic in the area for several hours. During this time, people in the crowd made speeches, yelled, chanted, and banged on the fence surrounding the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse.

As the night progressed, the group that remained in the street continued to gather primarily outside the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse. They wore gas masks and helmets, and carried signs, hockey sticks, lacrosse sticks, umbrellas, leaf blowers, and fireworks. People outside the Courthouse threw rocks, bottles, gas canisters and other objects towards the building.

The crowd began being dispersed at about 11:52 p.m. By about 2:30 a.m. the remaining people wandered around the blocks adjacent to Lownsdale Square Park, and slowly left the area.

Between 11:30 p.m and 12:30 a.m., PPB Officers responded to several reports of subjects with a firearm threatening and assaulting various individuals (Refer to other press release).

Additionally, multiple shooting incidents occurred (See other press releases).

In the morning, PPB notified those in Chatman and Lownsdale Squares they needed to exit the park and provided 10 minutes to do so. There was already a park closure in effect. Everyone in the areas left and no arrests were made. Officers secured the area so clean-up and maintenance could occur. Officers provided repeated warnings to stay out of the street, but some continued to go into the roadway.

While officers were providing security for the parks, two subjects were arrested:

34 year-old Kristina Naranja Rivera was charged with Disorderly Conduct II and Criminal Mischief II,

25 year-old Camillo Massagli was charged with Criminal Mischief II, Trespass II, and Interfering with a Peace Officer.

Several concerning items were located in the park, including weapons such as a pipe, chain with a lock, and a sledgehammer. Other items seized included leaf blowers, helmets, body armor, and shield. There were shocking amounts of refuse in the parks as well.

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Attached Media Files: Weapons , Park 2 , Park
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UPDATE: Death Resulting from Stabbing Incident-Deceased Identified (Photo) - 07/30/20

Homicide Detectives are seeking witness accounts of an incident that turned deadly on Tuesday night.

A group of people met for a vigil near the 15800 block of Southeast Division related to a recent shooting resulting in Tyrell Penney's death. Some members of the group returned to a residence in the 100 block of Northeast 92nd Place to continue the vigil.

Approximately 20-30 people were in the residence when a large disturbance occurred involving multiple participants. During the disturbance, two subjects were stabbed. Officers and medical personnel attempted life saving measures, but one subject was pronounced deceased at the scene. Homicide Detectives were summoned to assist.

Officers and Detectives encountered hostility and a lack of cooperation during their attempts to conduct this investigation. There are believed to be multiple witnesses and investigators are hoping to learn more about what transpired.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determined the cause and manner of death to be homicide by stabbing. The deceased has been identified as Aja Rhone-Spears, born 03/09/86.
Family of the deceased has been notified and provided the attached photograph.

If anyone has information about this incident and has not been contacted by investigators, they are encouraged to contact Detective Brad Clifton at 503.823.0696, Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Mike Greenlee at 503.823.0871, Michael.Greenlee@portlandoregon.gov

This is the 15th homicide since July 1st, which is the most in one month in over 30 years. This was the second homicide in one night and there were also demonstrations, multiple shootings, and other calls for service occurring throughout the City.

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On July 28, 2020 at approximately 10:39 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 100 block of Northeast 92nd Place on reports of a disturbance. When officers arrived at the location they found multiple victims with knife wounds.

Officers have secured a crime scene and the Portland Police Bureau's detective division is responding to assist in the investigation.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

If anyone has information about this incident and has not been contacted by investigators, they are encouraged to contact Detective Brad Clifton at 503.823.0696, Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Mike Greenlee at 503.823.0871, Michael.Greenlee@portlandoregon.gov

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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Attached Media Files: Rhone Spears
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July 29 Group Assault in Downtown Leaves Victim with Broken Rib (Photo) - 07/30/20

On July 29, 2020 at 11:27 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau received a call from a person who was attending the protest downtown, who saw a male waving a handgun around and taking pictures. According to the witness, the male was with other people and they all were reported to be associated to a silver or grey vehicle and gave an associated plate number.

PPB officers were dispatched at 12:26 a.m. to Southwest 5 Avenue and Southwest Yamhill Street for an adult male who was being assaulted by a group of young suspects. Officers received information that one suspect in the group went back to the earlier reported vehicle and retrieved a handgun. The suspect came back to the where the victim was being assaulted and pointed the handgun at the victim. The suspect then began to try and rack the handgun several times before stopping and running back to the reported vehicle. Several other suspects got into the vehicle before the vehicle left the area.

Officers received additional information that the reported vehicle circled the block and stopped again on Southwest 4 Avenue and Southwest Morrison Street. It was reported that the suspects exited the vehicle and began to assault another adult male, who tried to protect himself using his bicycle. The victim was able to retreat to safety.

Suspects left the scene in the reported vehicle and were located by police. Officers stopped the vehicle on Westbound I-84. Six individuals that were in the car were detained and transported for questioning.

A black pellet gun and .22 caliber pistol were located in the vehicle.

Officers located the first assault victim who told officers he saw the group of suspects harassing a friend of his, who uses wheelchair. The victim told officers that a female juvenile in the group tried to take something from the person in the wheelchair. The victim told officers he tried to protect his friend and was immediately assaulted. Witnesses at the scene provided the same information to officers.

The victim of the first assault was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. It was later determined that the victim had a broken rib.

The friend of the victim, who uses a wheelchair, left the area and was not interviewed.

The second assault victim was not located.

Two juveniles were referred to Juvenile services for the offense of Assault III. One of those juveniles had an additional offense of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and also had an outstanding warrant.

Anyone who may have witnessed the assault or may have been a victim during this incident is asked to call Portland Police Detectives at (503) 823-0400, reference case 20-236710.

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Attached Media Files: pistol , bb gun , gun in car
Shooting Investigation Underway in Parkrose Neighborhood, One Person Injured - 07/30/20

On July 30, 2020, at approximately 8:13 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 11300 block of Northeast Sandy Blvd on reports of shots fired. When officers arrived at the location, they learned a victim had been shot.

The victim was transported to an area hospital by ambulance. The victim's medical status is unknown at this time. The suspects who shot the victim have not been located.

Officers have secured the crime scene and this is an ongoing investigation. The area of Northeast Sandy Blvd from Northeast 8th Avenue to Northeast Durham Avenue is closed to all traffic.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Woodlawn Neighborhood, One Person Injured - 07/30/20

On July 29, 2020, at approximately 11:21 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 800 block of Northeast Dekum Street on reports of shots fired. When officers arrived at the location, they learned a victim had been shot by unknown suspects in the lower leg while he stopped to visit the memorial of last night's homicide victim. Multiple bullet casings from different caliber firearms were located at the scene.

The victim was transported to an area hospital by ambulance. The victim's medical status is unknown at this time. The suspects who shot the victim have not been located.

Officers have secured the crime scene and this is an ongoing investigation. The area of Northeast Dekum Street from Northeast 8th Avenue to Northeast Durham Avenue is closed to all traffic.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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Update: Shooting in Woodlawn Neighborhood Leaves One Person Deceased -- Victim Identified (Photo) - 07/29/20

On July 28, 2020, at approximately 7:27 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 800 block of Northeast Dekum Street on reports of a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and located a subject who had been shot.

The victim of the shooting has been identified as 22-year-old Jordan Lee Louis of Portland. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined the cause of Louis' death was from multiple gunshot wounds and the manner of Louis' death a homicide.

This continues to be an ongoing investigation, if anyone has information regarding this homicide they are encouraged to contact Detective Travis Law at 503.823.0395, Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Billy Winters at 503.823.0466, William.Winters@portlandoregon.gov

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On July 28, 2020, at approximately 7:27 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 800 block of Northeast Dekum Street on reports of a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and located a subject who had been shot.

Officers have secured a crime scene and the Portland Police Bureau's detective division is responding to assist in the investigation. Northeast Dekum Street is closed to all traffic between Northeast 7th Avenue and Northeast 13th Avenue.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

If anyone has information about the shooting and has not been contacted by investigations, they are encouraged to contact Detective Travis Law at 503.823.0395, Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Billy Winters at 503.823.0466, William.Winters@portlandoregon.gov

An update will be provide if appropriate for the investigation.

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Attached Media Files: Jordan Louis
Shooting Investigation Underway in Humboldt Neighborhood - 07/29/20

On July 29, 2020 at approximately 7:37 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of North Vancouver Avenue and North Sumner Street on reports that shots were fired in the area. When officers arrived they learned subjects from two separate vehicles had fired several rounds towards each other while in a residential neighborhood. The rounds subsequently damaged several vehicles in the area, leaving shell casings throughout the street. No one was reported injured.

Officers have secured the crime scene and an investigation is ongoing. North Sumner Street is closed to all traffic between North Haight Avenue to North Williams Avenue and North Vancouver Avenue is closed from North Emerson Street to North Alberta Street.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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July 19, 2020 Crash in Parkrose Heights Neighborhood Leads to Fatality - Deceased Identified - 07/29/20

On July 19, 2020 at 2:12 p.m., East Precinct Officers were dispatched to a crash involving multiple cars in 2600 block of Northeast 122 Avenue. Upon arrival they found that the driver in one of the cars had suffered life-threatening injuries due to the collision. That person was transported by ambulance to an area hospital. The Major Crash Team (MCT) was contacted and dispatched.

On July 27, 2020, the driver who was transported died and has been identified as 58 year old Joann Dee Mardis of Portland. The next of kin has been notified.

This was the 25th call-out for the Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team and the 26th traffic fatality for 2020.

This is an ongoing investigation.

Anyone who may have witnessed this crash is asked to call Officer Phil Maynard at Phillip.Maynard@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-2216.

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Group Activity outside Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse, July 28, 2020 - 07/29/20

On July 28, 2020 a crowd of several hundred people gathered along SW 3rd Avenue mostly concentrated outside the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse and the Justice Center. People blocked vehicular traffic in the area for several hours. During this time, people in the crowd made speeches, yelled, chanted, and banged on the fence surrounding the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse.

As the night progressed, the group that remained in the street continued to gather primarily outside the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse. They wore gas masks and helmets, and carried signs, hockey sticks, lacrosse sticks, umbrellas, leaf blowers, and fireworks. At 10:45 p.m., people started a fire inside the fence and began shooting roman candles and other commercial grade fireworks towards the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse. People also threw rocks, bottles, and other objects towards the Courthouse as well as climbed over the fence which protects the Courthouse. Around this same time, a large fire was set where the Elk statue used to stand. This activity went on for several hours.

The crowd began being dispersed at about 1:38 a.m. By about 2:30 a.m. the remaining people wandered around the blocks adjacent to Lownsdale Square Park, and slowly left the area.

Portland Police were not present during any of the activity described. Portland Police did not engage with any crowds and did not deploy any CS gas. No arrests were made by Portland Police.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Parkrose Neighborhood, One Person Injured - 07/29/20

On July, 29, 2020 at approximately 1:54 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 10700 block of Northeast Prescott Street on reports of a shooting. When officers arrived they found an adult male victim with two gunshot wounds and several shell casings at the scene. The victim was transported to a hospital by ambulance. The victim's medical status is unknown at this time.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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Mister Ford
Mister Ford
Update: Shooting in Montavilla Neighborhood Leaves One Person Deceased -- Victim Identified (Photo) - 07/28/20

On July 27, 2020 at 10:40 p.m., East Precinct Officers responded to the 700 block of Northeast 87th Avenue on reports of a person shot. Officers arrived and found an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Officers attempted life saving measures but the victim died at the scene.

The victim of the shooting has been identified as 19-year-old Mister Ford of Portland. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined the cause of Ford's death was from gunshot wounds and the manner of Ford's death a homicide.

This is an open and active investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Scott Broughton at 503.823.3774, Scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Rico Beniga at 503.823.0457, Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov


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On July 27, 2020 at about 10:40 p.m. Portland Police responded to the report of a shooting in the 700 Block of NE 87th Ave.

Officers found a person who appears to have been shot.

This investigation is just beginning. More info will be released when available.

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Attached Media Files: Mister Ford
Shooting Investigation Underway in Mill Park Neighborhood, One Person Injured - 07/28/20

On July 28, 2020, at 3:32 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 12100 block of Southeast Stark Street on reports of shots fired. Officers arrived at the location and began an investigation. Officers later learned that a person arrived at an area hospital with a gunshot wound that was not life-threatening.

Given the circumstances of the incident, there is no threat to the community.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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Speeches downtown followed by people throwing projectiles and lighting fires - 07/28/20

July 27, 2020 at about 9:07 p.m. a group of people marched downtown then stopped and blocked SW 3rd Avenue between SW Madison Street and SW Salmon Street. People delivered speeches for over an hour, while others staged shields along the base of a fence surrounding the west side of the Mark O. Hatfield U. S. Federal Courthouse. A large fire burned where the Elk statue used to stand.

At about 10:20 p.m. hundreds concentrated along SW 3rd Avenue outside the courthouse. They wore gas masks and helmets and carried signs, hockey sticks, golf clubs, umbrellas, leaf blowers and fireworks. People started a fire inside the fence and continually added wood, garbage and other debris to build it up. People threw rocks, bottles and other objects and launched fireworks over the fence and at the door of the courthouse. This activity went on for almost two hours.

At about 12:12 a.m., July 28, 2020, a person threw a Molotov cocktail, or similar destructive device, against the front door of the courthouse which burst into a fireball when it struck the building causing a report to be heard and felt more than a block away. The crowd activity continued as before.

The crowd began being dispersed at about 1:00 a.m. By about 1:30 a.m. the remaining people wandered around the blocks adjacent to Lownsdale Square Park, and slowly left the area. Portland Police did not participate in dispersing the crowd or deploy any CS gas.

Portland Police detained one juvenile at about 12:35 a.m., near SW 4th Avenue and SW Yamhill Street. Officers checked the area following reports that people were walking down the middle of the street throwing objects at passing cars. The juvenile, a Gresham resident, will be referred to the juvenile court for Criminal Mischief II and Disorderly Conduct II.

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Tanker Truck Spill on Northwest Yeon Avenue, Streets Closed - 07/27/20

PPB Central Precinct Officers are assisting on a disabled tanker truck that is spilling fluid onto the road at the 2600 block of Northwest Yeon Avenue / Hwy 30. Northwest Yeon Ave is closed from Northwest 29 to I405. Northwest 26 Avenue is also closed from Northwest Yeon Ave to Northwest Front Ave.

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Update: Deceased Victim Identified - 07/27/20

The individual killed in the shooting this weekend has been identified as 27 year-old Tyrell Penney of Sacramento, California. Family members have been notified of his death. A photograph is not available, but if one is provided for release, we will update the news release.

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

This is a very active investigation and if anyone has information they are encouraged to contact investigators. If anyone has information about the shooting and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to contact Detective Winters at williamw.winters@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Law at travis.law@portlandoregon.gov and refer to incident #20-232529.

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One victim of the shooting has been pronounced deceased, the second has been transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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East Precinct officers have responded to the area of Southeast Division Street and Southeast 158 Avenue on reports that shots were fired in the area. When officers arrived they found two adult male victims with gunshot wounds. The victims' medical statuses are unknown at this time.

Officers have secured a crime scene. Given the circumstances of the incident, there is no threat to the community.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

If anyone has information about the shooting and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to contact Detective Winters at williamw.winters@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Law at travis.law@portlandoregon.gov and refer to incident #20-232529.

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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Portland Police respond to shooting on North Marine Drive - 07/27/20

One person was located deceased onscene related to this incident. Detectives from the Homicide Division are actively investigating the circumstances.

In order to protect the integrity of this serious investigation, no further details are able to be released at this time. As information becomes available for release, an updated press release will be sent out.

Anyone with information can contact Michael Greenlee (503) 823-0871 Michael.greenlee@portlandoregon.gov or Brad Clifton (503) 823-0696 brad.clifton@portlandoregon.gov

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On July 26, 2020 at about 11:03 p.m. Portland Police responded to the report of a shooting in the 6100 Block of N. Marine Drive.

Officers are still securing the scene and beginning to investigate. More information will be released when it becomes available.

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Male Shot in the leg in St. John's Neighborhood is Expected to Survive - 07/27/20

On Monday July 27, 2020, at 4:59 a.m., North Precinct Officers responded to the 9600 block of North Hartman Street on the report of a subject who had been shot.

Officers arrived and located an adult male suffering multiple wounds to the leg. Officers applied a tourniquet and the male was transported to an area hospital where he underwent surgery. He is expected to survive.

Preliminary information suggests there was a disturbance prior to the shooting. Based upon the information gathered, there is not believed to be an on-going threat to the community.
If anyone has information about this incident, contact (503) 823-3333 and reference case 20-233809.

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People attempt to cut through fence around Federal Courthouse, launch fireworks, climb over fence - 07/27/20

On July 26, 2020 a crowd of several hundred people gathered along SW 3rd Avenue mostly concentrated outside the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse. People blocked streets in the area around the courthouse. They spent hours yelling, chanting, banging on the fence and throwing objects over it.

At about 11:45 p.m. people began launching mortar-style fireworks over the fence. A short time later people climbed over the fence, entering the portico. At about that time a group lit a large fire in Lownsdale Square Park. People in the crowd continually picked at the fence. Some gathered with shields and umbrellas to cover a person trying to cut through it.

On July 27, 2020 at about 12:59 a.m. somebody started a fire just inside the fence along SW 3rd Avenue. The fire started quickly, grew into large flames on the sidewalk, and was out within about a minute. Following that, dozens of people approached the outside of the fence with shields and began throwing objects over it.

The crowd was dispersed over the course of the next few hours.

Portland Police did not participate in dispersing these crowds, did not make any arrests and did not deploy CS gas.

Shot fired near SW 4th and SW Salmon - Investigation ongoing - 07/27/20

This incident involved a disturbance in Lownsdale Square Park that resulted in one person being shot. That person went to the hospital by private vehicle and received treatment for a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Portland Police Bureau detectives are investigating this incident, however, there have been no arrests. The two people taken into custody have been released. Detectives are still seeking information regarding this case. This is an ongoing investigation.

Ammunition and destructive devices recovered by Portland Police in the area of this incident at around the same time appear to be unrelated.

Anyone with information about either case is asked to call Portland Police detectives at 503-823-0400.

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Portland Police have taken two people into custody related to the incident near SW 4th Avenue and SW Salmon Street. As police were securing the scene a person arrived at a hospital by private vehicle with an apparent gunshot wound, non-life threatening. That person seems to have been associated with the incident near SW 4th Avenue and SW Salmon Street. Portland Police are still investigating.

Police have now left the area.

More information will be released when it is available.

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July 26, 2020 at about 7:24 p.m. Portland Police responded to a report of a shot fired near SW 4th Avenue and SW Salmon Street.

Officers have one person in custody. Officers are still trying to secure the scene.

Updates as available.

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Ammunition and Molotov Cocktails
Ammunition and Molotov Cocktails
Ammunition and destructive devices recovered at Lownsdale Square Park (Photo) - 07/26/20

On July 26, 2020 while Portland Police were investigating a shots fired call near Lownsdale Square Park a passerby pointed out a suspicious bag to them. Police examined the bag and found that it contained loaded rifle magazines and Molotov cocktails.

Police recovered the bag. The origin of this ammunition and these destructive devices is under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Portland Police detectives at 503-823-0400.

Attached Media Files: Ammunition and Molotov Cocktails
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Riot Declared in Downtown Portland July 26-Arrests Made (Photo) - Update on arrests - 07/26/20

In the early morning of July 26, 2020 Portland Police made arrests downtown while dispersing crowds. The following is a list of their names and charges. Each was booked into the Multnomah County booking facility. A city of residence is listed next to names when arresting officers were able to determine one.


29 year old Dana Parks, Portland: Resist Arrest, Attempt Assault of Public Safety Officer x 2, Escape III x 2, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II

29 year old Rhys Alan Wiski-Sutton: Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II, Resist Arrest

29 year old Christopher J. Briggs: Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II

28 year old Mackenzie D. Kirsch: Interfering with a Peace Officer

24 year old Ahnauna Andrews, Portland: Interfering with a Peace Officer

32 year old Zachary A. Trudo, Hillsboro: Interfering with a Peace Officer, Assault IV, Resist Arrest, Attempt Escape III

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Updated with photos: Several photos are from damage sustained to the Nike business on MLK Boulevard when the crowd marched past. There is also an image of graffiti to Portland Fire & Rescue Fire Station 1. The other images are of one of PPB's RRT teams when they were dispersing the riot; several members of the crowd used shields, umbrellas and lights directed at officers.

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On July 25, 2020 several large groups gathered around Portland, taking up city streets and demonstrating outside buildings.

A group walked through streets near NE 122nd Avenue and NE Halsey Street.

A group of about two hundred gathered outside the Portland Police Association offices in north Portland. They blocked N. Lombard Avenue for about an hour. They used cars and trucks to block adjacent streets. People from this group pulled sections of a chain link fence across N. Lombard Ave. Portland Police gave public address announcements to clear the street to allow traffic through. Because of the fencing and crowd blocking the street, Portland Fire & Rescue had to reroute emergency vehicles responding to a residential fire nearby. Slowly this group broke up and walked out of the neighborhood.

A group met in Alberta Park and walked to North Precinct where they stood outside and chanted. The group walked from there to the Federal Courthouse, taking up streets as they went.
A group met at the Salmon Springs Fountain in Waterfront Park and eventually walked to the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse.

The largest group gathered on SW 3rd Avenue outside the federal courthouse and the Justice Center and the nearby parks and streets. There were thousands gathered. Throughout the night some people in this crowd spent their time shaking the fence around the building, throwing rocks, bottles, and assorted debris over the fence, shining lasers through the fence, firing explosive fireworks into the area blocked by the fence, and using power tools to try to cut through the fence. People wore gas masks, carried shields, hockey sticks, leaf blowers, flags, and umbrellas specifically to thwart police in crowd dispersal or attempt to conceal criminal acts. People against the fence sprayed unknown liquids through it toward the courthouse. People tied rope to the fence and attempted to pull it down.

This activity continued as thousands remained outside along SW 3rd Avenue for hours.
At about 1:03 a.m. people in the crowd attached a chain to the fence and with many people pulling managed to pull a section of it down. People began lighting fires along SW 3rd Avenue. People climbed over the fence to get close to the federal courthouse. People continued to launch mortar style fireworks at ground level that were exploding near others.

At about 1:20 a.m. dozens of people in the crowd maintained this level of violence and tumultuous conduct and were either intentionally or recklessly creating a grave risk of public alarm. Portland Police gave public address announcements directing everyone to leave to the west, closing the area bounded by SW 1st Avenue and SW Broadway to SW Columbia Street to SW Harvey Milk Street. Portland Police declared a riot based on the conduct of people in the crowd and gave repeated warnings that anyone who remained may be subject to arrest or citation and may be subject to force including impact weapons or tear gas.

Portland Police began dispersing the crowd, extended the area closed west to Interstate 405 and north to W. Burnside Street, and gave public address announcements directing people to leave the area. Portland Police spent almost an hour moving people out of the area. During that time people threw bottles, paint balloons, and other debris at Portland Police officers. People shot mortar style fireworks as Portland Police officers from ground level and from parking garages. Portland Police used munitions, including CS gas.

Portland Police disengaged from the crowds at about 2:25 a.m. to see if people would keep leaving the closed area. Over the next hour, the groups mostly dissipated. Several arrests were made during the dispersal. This release will be updated as information becomes available.

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Attached Media Files: RRT 2 , RRT , Nike Damage , Nike Damage , Nike Damage , Nike Damage , Nike Damage , Graffiti at PFR
Shooting on MLK Boulevard-One Injured - 07/26/20

On Sunday, July 26, 2020 at 1:50 a.m, North Precinct Officers responded to a shooting incident near Northeast Fremont Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Initial reports indicated a subject had been shot and was being transported to the hospital by private vehicle.

Officers arrived at the scene and located evidence of gunfire. An adult male arrived at an area hospital with numerous gunshot wounds. His condition was reportedly serious, but non-life threatening.

While this investigation was happening, a riot was ensuing in Downtown Portland, which seriously hampered patrol operations.

If anyone has information about this incident, contact (503) 823-3333 and reference case 20-232898.

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Man Stabbed Leaving Protest In Front of Courthouse - 07/25/20

On July 25, 2020 at 2:31 a.m., police were dispatched to a stabbing at SW Salmon Street and Southwest 4 Avenue involving participants of the demonstration at the courthouse.

For several hours a large crowd participated in criminal activity, which included throwing projectiles, lighting fires, and vandalism focused at government facilities and employees. Members of this large group had moved away from the mass, and a conflict ensued, provoking the need for emergency responders.

Police arrived and found one male suspect held down by several bystanders and one male victim with a stab wound. Police attempted to create a crime scene but were unable to due to the aggressive crowd behavior and lack of community cooperation. The victim was transported to an area hospital with a serious injury, and the suspect was arrested.

Portland Police Bureau Detective Division responded to the incident and took over the investigation. 43-year-old Blake D. Hampe was charged with assault II and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

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One person stabbed as crowds disperse after hours outside of Federal Courthouse in Downtown Portland - 07/25/20

On July 24, 2020 thousands of people gathered in downtown Portland outside the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse and Justice Center. Crowds listened to speakers outside the Justice Center for over two hours as the crowd grew.

At 10:58 p.m. people began shaking the fence surrounding the Federal Courthouse. Others shot fireworks over the fence. Federal law enforcement gave announcements over a public address system. At about 11:04 p.m. federal law enforcement came out in front of the Federal Courthouse and attempted to disperse the crowd using various munitions.

Many in the crowd had gas masks, shields, leaf blowers, power tools, fireworks and lasers. Hundreds of people remained along the fence attempting to pull or push it over. Some attempted to cut the fence with power tools. People shot fireworks and threw objects over the fence at federal law enforcement. This activity went on at varying levels of intensity for over three hours.

Throughout the night people lit small fires in the area. At about 2:15 a.m., Sunday, July 25, 2020, people lit a fire in the middle of the intersection of SW 3rd Avenue and SW Salmon Street. At about 2:30 a.m. federal law enforcement began dispersing the crowd, entering the street for the first time this morning.

At about 2:31 a.m. there was a report of a stabbing near SW 5th Avenue and SW Salmon Street. Federal law enforcement were out on the street at the time. Portland Police officers began investigating the stabbing and trying to find the victim. Portland Police officers located the victim and medics with them provided first aid. The victim was transported to the hospital by ambulance. Portland Police officers took the suspect into custody nearby. While investigating the stabbing, Portland Police gave public address announcements to people in the crowd ordering them to stay back while officers conducted their investigation.

While that was going on Portland Police officers came into the area to secure the scene at SW 3rd Avenue and SW Salmon Street so Portland Fire & Rescue could respond to put out the fire there.

Over the next hour more the crowd dispersed.

Shooting Investigation Underway in Hazelwood Neighborhood, One Person Injured - 07/25/20

On July 24, 2020, at approximately 11:46 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 12100 block of East Burnside Street on reports of someone who had been shot. When officers arrived on scene they found an adult male victim with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital by ambulance. The victim's medical status is unknown at this time.

Given the circumstances of the incident, there is no threat to the community.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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Update: PPB Still Seeking Community Help Identifying Suspects in May Shooting - 07/24/20

The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division continues to investigate a shooting that occurred on May 30, 2020 in 1500 block of Southeast Water Avenue (video).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8tpPMwZomg&feature=youtu.be

If anyone has information regarding the subjects or sedan in this updated video, or information regarding this shooting, they are requested to contact Detective Jeffery Pontius at Jeffery.Pontius@portlandoregon.gov

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On May 30, 2020 at approximately 9:09 p.m., Portland Police Bureau Officers responded to the 1500 block of Southeast Water Avenue on reports of a shooting. Officers responded to the scene, located three male victims, one of which had been shot in the back.

The investigation suggests the victims were approached by three subjects while crossing over the Hawthorne Bridge to the east side. After a brief interaction, the victims walked down the staircase from the bridge leading to Southeast Water Avenue. Once underneath the bridge on Southeast Water Avenue, the subjects who encountered the victims on the bridge were now inside a blue colored sedan. The subjects began chasing down the victims and shot multiple rounds towards them (video). The victim who was found shot on the scene was instantly paralyzed.

https://youtu.be/kvFhcSJI4rU

If anyone has information regarding the sedan in this video, or information regarding this shooting, they are requested to contact Detective Jeffery Pontius at Jeffery.Pontius@portlandoregon.gov

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Fires and Criminal Activity outside the Federal Courthouse - 07/24/20

In the evening hours of July 23, 2020, a large group of more than a thousand people gathered on Southwest 3rd Avenue outside of the Justice Center and Federal Courthouse in Downtown Portland. For several hours, the group blocked traffic, and vocalized in demonstration.

At 11 p.m., group members began setting fires inside the fence that protects the Federal Courthouse. Several other people were seen shaking the fence, launching projectiles over the fence, and using different tools to try and dissemble the fence. Several people breeched the fence and Federal Police Officers came out to disperse the crowd. As Federal Police Officers dispersed the group they were hit with large projectiles, various incendiaries, and flashed with lasers.

By 1 a.m., a couple hundred people returned to the fence protecting the Federal Courthouse. These people continued to set fires, cut and breech the fence, and launch commercial grade fireworks towards the Federal Courthouse. The Federal Police Officers once again exited the Federal Court house and dispersed the crowd.

Although the Federal Police dispersed the crowd, several people remained in the streets around the area of the Federal Courthouse and engaged in violent and criminal behavior. Because of this, at 1:58 a.m., Portland Police issued public address announcements declaring an unlawful assembly. The announcements instructed the group to leave the area, moving to the north and the west. Many people stayed in the area and continued to light fires, and destruct federal courthouse property.

Over the next several hours, the group slowly dissipated.

With the exception of the sound truck announcements, Portland Police were not present during any of the activity described. Portland Police did not engage with any crowds and did not deploy any CS gas. No arrests were made by Portland Police.

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Update: Fatal crash in Mill Park Neighborhood-Deceased Identified - 07/23/20

A passenger who died as a result of the vehicle crash has been identified as 45 year-old Julie Elizabeth Dunlap. The next of kin has been notified.

This is the 26th call-out for the Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team and the 25th traffic fatality for 2020.

If anyone witnessed this crash, please contact Officer Johnson at Chris.Johnson@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-2213.

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###Original Message Below###

The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the 500 block of Southeast 122nd Avenue to assist in a traffic crash investigation. South and northbound traffic on SE 122nd Avenue is closed from Southeast Oak Street to Southeast Morrison Street, as well as east and westbound traffic on Southeast Stark Street from Southeast 119th Avenue to Southeast 126th Avenue.

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

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

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Man Assaulted in Lownsdale Square During Early Morning Protest - 07/23/20

On July 23, 2020, at 1:20 a.m., Portland Police Bureau Officers responded to an assault call that occurred in Lownsdale Square in Downtown Portland. The adult male victim was led to Southwest 5th Avenue and Southwest Salmon Street by group protesters to get medical attention. PPB Officers and AMR EMTs responded to provide emergency services.

Officers attempted to meet the victim there to obtain a statement. Due to the hostility of the crowd, officers decided to leave the scene and meet the victim at a local hospital. The victim was transported by ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries.

The victim said he was attacked by another participant in the protest. The victim believes he was targeted because protesters believe he is working with police.

This is an ongoing investigation. If anyone has any information in regard to the assault, we ask that you please call the Portland Police Bureau at (503) 823-3333 and reference case 20-229866.

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Update: Arrest of Suspect from July 17, 2020 Stabbing - 07/23/20

On July 21, 2020, Portland Police Bureau Officers from East Precinct, arrested 33 year-old Joseph Tyler Thompson in the 3200 block of Southeast 52nd Avenue.

Thompson was charged with Assault II and Unlawful Use of a Weapon in relation to the stabbing that occurred on July 17, 2020. Thompson was lodged in the Multnomah County Detention Center.

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###Original Message Below###

On July 17, 2020, at approximately 11:46 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 5000 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard on reports of a stabbing. When officers arrived on scene they found an adult male victim with a stab wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital by ambulance. The victim sustained serious injury, but is expected to survive.

Officers began an investigation and learned the victim was stabbed while standing on the south sidewalk of Southeast Powell Boulevard. The suspect left the scene before police arrived. The suspect has not been located at this time.

If anyone has information about the stabbing and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to call PPB's Detective Division at (503)-823-0400

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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Attacks and unrest continues outside Federal Courthouse - 07/23/20

In the evening hours of July 22, 2020, a large group of more than a thousand people gathered on Southwest 3rd Avenue outside of the Justice Center and Federal Courthouse in Downtown Portland. For several hours, the group blocked traffic, and vocalized in demonstration.

At around 9:15 p.m., Mayor Ted Wheeler addressed the crowd outside the Justice Center. During this time, group members chanted and at some moments lit off fireworks. Around 10:30 p.m., Mayor Wheeler finished addressing the crowd and walked to the Federal Courthouse where he stood at the fence.

Soon after Mayor Wheeler finished addressing the crowd, people in the group began throwing flares and other incendiaries over the fence that protects the west side of the Federal Courthouse. Over the next 45 minutes, people continued to throw flammable material as well as incendiary devices over the fence, eventually starting a large fire. Other people breeched the fence while others kicked and shook the fence. Federal Police Officers exited the building and began to disperse the crowd.

Around 12:24 a.m., a large animated group remained at the fence surrounding the Federal Courthouse. One individual in the crowd disregarded the fence and encroached through the portico to a door of the Federal Courthouse where they threw an item into the building. The flaming item disappeared inside of the courthouse and Federal Officers exited and addressed the crowd.

At 12:31 a.m., Portland Police declared a riot due to the violent conduct of the large group creating a grave risk of public alarm. Police issued public address announcements and told the group to leave the area, moving to the north and the west. The majority of the group did not leave.

Over the next several hours, people continued to congregate near the fence outside of the Federal Courthouse. During this time, Molotov Cocktails were thrown at the federal building, along with hundreds of projectiles. There were multiple fires lit by the crowd in the area surrounding the courthouse to include the heavily wooded areas in the parks and trash receptacles on neighboring blocks. Multiple vandalisms occurred including fire hydrants which were opened wasting several hundred gallons of water into the street. At least one assault was reported.

Over the next several hours, the group slowly dissipated.

With the exception of the sound truck, Portland Police were not present during any of the activity described. Portland Police did not engage with any crowds and did not deploy any CS gas. No arrests were made by Portland Police.

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Suspect Arrested after Committing Several Assaults in Sullivan's Gulch Neighborhood (Photo) - 07/22/20

On July 17, 2020, at approximately 4:12 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 2700 block of Northeast Weidler Street on reports of a vandalism. An initial 911-caller reported a suspect hit their vehicle with a handsaw before continuing westbound on Northeast Weidler Street.

As officers responded to the area, several more 911 calls came in regarding this same suspect. 911-callers reported the suspect had assaulted several people with the handsaw and a belt, including two victims inside a laundromat, broke several vehicle's windshields, and threatened several more community members with the handsaw. A video of this incident can be found here: https://youtu.be/bjNYpk04w2w

Officers arrived on scene and located the suspect near the 2100 block of Northeast Weidler Street. Officers ordered the suspect to stop and drop the handsaw. The suspect refused to drop the handsaw, continued westbound on Northeast Weidler Street, and told officers he was going to make them shoot him.

The suspect walked in to the middle of traffic and continued to ignore multiple commands given by officers to drop the saw. As officers attempted to deescalate the suspect, he continued to yell at them and stated they were going to have to hurt him to get him to stop. While the suspect yelled at officers, he advanced toward them with the handsaw. Officers gave several more verbal warnings to the suspect.

The suspect continued his erratic behavior and officers used a less lethal munition at the suspect. The suspect threw the handsaw to the curb and officers once again began dialog with him in an effort to deescalate the situation. As officers spoke with the suspect, several bystanders interrupted their conversation with him by screaming and taunting the officers, only increasing his level of agitation again. Eventually, through calm conversation and active listening, officers were able to place the suspect in to custody safely.

58-year-old Shane Vordelmicha Green was charged with three counts of Assault II, six counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Attempt Assault I, Strangulation, four counts of Menacing, two counts of Attempt Assault II, Harassment, Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer, and four counts of Reckless Endangering. Green was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

"Officers frequently deescalate situations such as this," said Deputy Chief Chris Davis. "It is unfortunate that some community members chose to try to escalate the situation. These incidents seldom make the headlines, but illustrate the excellent training and restraint officers use to deescalate a person intent on forcing officers to use lethal force."

Detectives are still actively investigating this incident and request any community members who were victimized during this incident to report to PPB's Detective Division at 503)-823-0400.

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Man Arrested for Menacing a Tri Met Bus Driver after Earlier Robbery at Lloyd Center - 07/22/20

On July 20, 2020 at about 7:20 p.m. Portland Police and Transit officers responded to the area of N. Interstate Avenue and N. Lombard Street following the report of man carrying a gun on a Tri Met bus and pointing at the driver.

Witnesses kept responding officers updated as the man left the bus and walked to a nearby grocery store. Officers arrived and eventually located the man inside the Fred Meyer store where they took him into custody. He was identified as 31 year old Joaunte Laray Brister. Mr. Brister was armed with a realistic looking BB gun pistol.

During the investigation officers determined Mr. Brister was the suspect in a robbery reported at about 3:10 p.m. at the Lloyd Center Macys where he also displayed a gun.

Assistant Chief Andrew Shearer said, "Portland and Transit police officers did an excellent job safely arresting Mr. Brister for menacing a bus driver and quickly connected him to a recent robbery."

Officers coordinated with detectives and booked Mr. Brister into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Robbery II, Interfering with Public Transportation, Menacing and Disorderly Conduct.

If anyone has information about the robbery or menacing on the bus and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to call PPB's Detective Division at (503)-823-0400

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Groups Attempt to Break in to Federal Courthouse, Light Fires, and Vandalize Property Downtown - 07/22/20

On July 21, 2020, several groups of people gathered throughout Portland to include Revolution Hall, City Hall, and Lownsdale and Chapman Squares. The groups marched and rallied for several hours. Around 9 p.m., most of the groups converged on Southwest 3rd Avenue outside the Justice Center and the Federal Courthouse. During this time, the large group of a couple thousand people blocked Southwest 3rd Avenue, danced, and made speeches.

Around 10:15 p.m., members of the group were spotted bringing plywood to the Justice Center. At 10:40 p.m., members of the group started to kick the front doors of Central Precinct while others dragged a large metal fence to the west side of the Federal Courthouse. At 11 p.m., several group members kicked and pounded on plywood attached to the west exterior glass doors of the Federal Courthouse. The people who kicked and pounded on the plywood were using hammers, crowbars and other pry tools. These people carried bats and shields as well as wore helmets and gas masks. Soon after, at 11:05 p.m., the group breeched the west side doors of the Federal Courthouse.

At 11:12 p.m., Federal Law Enforcement began dispersing the crowd using crowd control munitions. The group moved westbound on Southwest Main Street, but soon after, the group returned back to Southwest 3rd Avenue. When the group returned to Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Main Street, they aggressively ran towards the portico on the west side of the Federal Courthouse. At 11:25 p.m., Federal Law Enforcement once again dispersed the crowd.

Around 12:30 a.m., group members once again converged on the west side of the Federal Courthouse. This time, the group set a fire outside the west side doors located on the portico. Federal Law Enforcement exited the building and began to disperse the crowd.

At 12:45 a.m., the group collected fences and road barricades and began advancing on the Federal Courthouse using pieces of the fence as a shield. When people reached the portico on the west side of the Federal Courthouse they began stacking up pieces of the fence and barricades, which created a hazard to those who needed to exit the building.

Around 1:00 a.m., some people associated with the group opened a fire hydrant at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Taylor Street and added soap to the water causing a hazard downtown. Some other people downtown set several small fires while other people vandalized and spray painted both city, federal, and private property. At 1:27 a.m., another fire was lit outside an exit door on the south side of the Federal Courthouse and the group successfully tore off a large piece of plywood protecting some glass doors on the west side of the building. At 1:45 a.m., Federal Police Officers once again were forced to disperse the crowd west from the building. During the dispersal, a large fire was started in the middle of Lownsdale Square.

Over the next several hours, Federal Police Officers continued to disperse the crowd westbound and the group slowly dissipated.

Portland Police were not present during any of the activity described. Portland Police did not engage with any crowds and did not deploy any CS gas. No arrests were made by Portland Police.

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People attempted to break into Federal Courthouse and lit fires downtown - 07/21/20

On July 20, 2020 large groups of people gathered in downtown Portland in Chapman Square Park and Lownsdale Square Park and in Waterfront Park near the Salmon Springs Fountain. At about 9:00 p.m. the crowds converged on SW 3rd Avenue outside the Justice Center and gave speeches. Cars, motorcycles and bicycles blocked streets around the crowd.

At about 10:15 p.m. the crowd walked through downtown streets eventually returning to the area of the Federal Courthouse around 11:30 p.m. The crowd grew and people began spray painting the Justice Center and Federal Courthouse. People tampered with and climbed on the gate leading under the Justice Center and pounded on plywood on the exterior of the building. They behaved similarly at the Federal Courthouse.

Several hundred people concentrated on the west side of the Federal Courthouse and dozens of them pounded on and began breaking the plywood covering the west side of the building. People were using hammers, crowbars and other pry tools. Many people could be seen carrying bats and shields, people wore helmets and gas masks. At about 12:45 a.m. on July 21, 2020, people broke through the plywood outside the courthouse and started pounding windows with metal objects, breaking at least one window. Hundreds of people were packed tightly in the portico on the west side of the courthouse pushing toward the entrance.

At about 12:38 a.m. federal law enforcement began dispersing the crowd using a variety of munitions. Many people in the crowd threw rocks, bottles, and other projectiles at the federal officers. People scattered into the surrounding blocks over the next twenty minutes. At one point a group of about seventy five people holding shields lined up across SW Main west of SW 3rd. They moved slowly toward the middle of the intersection but eventually broke up.

By 1:30 a.m. there were a few dozen people back on the courthouse portico throwing glass and plastic bottles, wood, pieces of metal, rocks and other debris at the building. People also lit fires in garbage cans, and near a tree by the courthouse.

At about 2:24 a.m. people lit a fire near a door on the SW Salmon Street side of the courthouse. Federal law enforcement put it out. At 2:29 a.m. people poured an accelerant on the plywood over the door on the front of the courthouse and ignited it. Federal officers dispersed the crowd using various munitions.

At 2:45 a.m. several dozen people blocked off SW Salmon Street at SW 5th Avenue with fencing and an assortment of other material stolen from nearby properties. People continued to light fires downtown including a fire on the awning and side of a building, at SW 4th Avenue and SW Yamhill Street, which required Portland Fire & Rescue to respond. At about 3:00 a.m. another fire was burning in the middle of the sidewalk north side of the County Courthouse, which required Portland Fire & Rescue response. Before they arrived people continually added flammable material to it causing it to grow and burn against the building. Portland Police responded to provide security for firefighters.

While Portland Police Officers were in the area of the County Courthouse a person threw a glass bottle at them, then fled.

At about 3:07 a.m. a caller reported that people had broken into a jewelry store in the 500 Block of SW 3rd Avenue. Portland Police responded and found the windows broken out and could see that valuables had been removed. Officers searched the area for the suspects. A vehicle fled the scene as officers investigated.

A caller reported that windows at City Hall were broken out.

Portland Police Bureau officers did not deploy CS gas and made no arrests.

Correction - Portland Police Arrest homicide suspect - three victims identified - 07/20/20

The suspect in this case is 58 year old Brett Pruett. The original release listed his age incorrectly.

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On July 17, 2020 at approximately 10:02 p.m., Portland Police Officers responded to a disturbance at a residence in the 2500 block of NE 122nd Avenue.

Officers secured the scene and discovered three individuals who were deceased. The victims were identified as 77 year old Lawrence Murphy, 45 year old Elmer E. Hughes, and 40 year old Tashia Cobb. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determined all three died from homicidal violence resulting from a gunshot wound. Families of the victims have been notified.

The suspect was identified as 59 year old Brett Pruett. Portland Police arrested Mr. Pruett without incident on Saturday, July 18, 2020 in northeast Portland. He was lodged in the Multnomah County jail charged with three counts of Murder. There are no threats to the community related to this case.

The relationship between Mr. Pruett and the victims is still under investigation. As this is still an active investigation, detectives do have further information to release for now. However, the Police Bureau is trying to obtain photographs of the victims and will share those as soon as possible.

Anyone with additional information please contact Detective Anthony Merrill at 503 823-4033 or Anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov, or Detective Brad Clifton at 503 823-0696 or brad.clifton@portlandoregon.gov.

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PPB Assisting Person in Crisis, Traffic Impacted Near Portland State University - 07/20/20

PPB officers are assisting a person in crisis in the 1400 block of Southwest 6th Ave. Southwest 6th Ave is closed between Clay and Columbia.

Portland Police do not engage crowds during the night - 07/20/20

On Sunday, July 20, 2020, people gathered in front of the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse in downtown Portland. Hundreds of people stood blocking SW 3rd Avenue while dozens of others tampered with the fence around the courthouse.

At about 9:40 p.m. people in the crowd breached the fence enough to allow access to the area fenced off. The crowd chanted and pulled at the fence for about ninety minutes. At about 11:20 p.m. federal law enforcement came out of the courthouse for a few minutes and attempted to repair the fence, then went back inside.

At about 11:35 p.m. people began climbing the fence and at about 11:43 p.m. people pulled down the fence allowing access to the area in front of the courthouse. Dozens of people with shields, helmets, gas masks, umbrellas, bats, and hockey sticks approached the doors of the courthouse. Federal law enforcement came out of the courthouse at about 11:50 p.m. and dispersed the crowd.

Over the next two hours hundreds of people wandered around downtown Portland many regrouping on SW 3rd Avenue in front of the courthouse, in the adjacent parks and around the Justice Center. At 1:31 a.m. a person climbed onto the northwest corner of the Justice Center to tamper with a security camera. At 1:34 a.m. people lit a fire within the portico in front of the federal courthouse. Others gathered around the fire adding wood and other debris to make it larger.

At 1:42 a.m. federal law enforcement came out of the courthouse, dispersed the crowd and extinguished the fire.

Portland Police were not present during any of the activity described. Portland Police did not engage with any crowds and did not deploy any CS gas.

Update on fatal crash in Concordia Neighborhood - deceased occupants of vehicle identified - 07/20/20

The people who died in this crash have been identified as 34 year old Camile Minoo Bailey and 13 year old Udell Peterson.

This is the 24th call-out for the Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team and the 23rd and 24th traffic fatalities for 2020. Anyone witnessed this crash is asked to call Officer Phil Maynard at Phillip.Maynard@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-2216.

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On Saturday, July 18, 2020, at approximately 6:04 pm, North Precinct Officers responded to the 3700 block of Northeast Lombard Street on reports of an injury accident. Responding Officers learned a vehicle which was traveling westbound Northeast Lombard Street from Northeast 60th Avenue at a high rate of speed lost control. The vehicle crossed over oncoming traffic before colliding with an unoccupied parked truck and fifth wheel trailer on the south side of Northeast Lombard Street. This action started a fire, killing both driver and passenger.

The Major Crash Team is responding to assist in this fatal traffic crash investigation.

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

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

If anyone witnessed the crash or has information about it, please contact Officer Phil Maynard at Phillip.Maynard@portlandoregon.gov or (503) 823-2216

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Portland Police proud to serve as first responders with Portland Fire & Rescue - 07/19/20

The Portland Police Bureau is aware of direction given to Portland Fire & Rescue to no longer allow Portland Police to use their stations as staging areas.

Portland Police Bureau Chief Chuck Lovell said, "The Portland Police will continue to proudly serve with the brave men and women of Portland Fire & Rescue. We work together every day, placing our lives in each other's hands to serve the community and will continue to do so."

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Man Shot in University Park Neighborhood - non life threatening - 07/19/20

On July 19, 2020 at about 1:42 a.m. Portland Police responded to the report of a person shot in the 7100 Block of N. Portsmouth Ave. Officers arrived and found a man who had a gunshot wound to his head. Based on evidence and witness statements police believe the shots originated a distance away, a bullet passed through the exterior of a residence and struck the victim who was inside.

The gunshot victim was transported by ambulance to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division at 503-823-0400.

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Man shot near NE 162/NE Hoyt - non life threatening - 07/19/20

On July 19, 2020 at about 12:42 a.m. Portland Police responded to the report of a person shot in the 600 Block of NE 122nd Ave. Upon arrival officers found the gunshot victim, an adult male. Officers secured the scene and got the gunshot victim medical attention. The gunshot victim was transported by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.

While investigating the crime scene officers determined a vacant apartment was also struck by gunfire. There is no suspect information.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division at 503-823-0400.

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Update: Arrests of Individuals Involved in Criminal Activity on July 18 (Photo) - 07/19/20

The following is a list of people arrested by the Portland Police Bureau during the criminal activity described in the earlier press release. Portland Police booked these people into jail following their arrest:

27-year-old Phillis Hand, Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Police Officer, Riot,
Assault Public Safety Officer

29-year-old Benjamin Browne, Riot, Attempt Assault Public Safety Officer, Resist Arrest, Interfering with a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct II

39-year-old Adam Bidema, Interfering with a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct II

30-year-old Dexter Pearce, Interfering with a Police Officer

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***Original Message Below***

On Saturday, July 18, 2020, crowds of people gathered throughout Portland for various demonstrations. One group began at Peninsula Park and walked to the Portland Police Bureau's North Precinct blocking streets as they went. At around 8:35 p.m., hundreds gathered on the south side of the precinct in a parking lot. Some people tampered with gates, broke patrol vehicle windows, and vandalized patrol vehicles. People taunted officers as they arrived to work.

People in vehicles and on bikes blocked streets around the precinct. At around 9:27 p.m., Portland Police gave public address announcements directing people to leave to the west. The crowd made a two mile walk to the area of North Lombard Street and North Campbell Avenue where the Portland Police Association (PPA) offices are located at about 10:31 p.m.
Individuals began to break in the front doors of the PPA office while others blocked North Lombard Street with dumpsters which were soon lit on fire. Many in the crowd wore helmets and carried clubs and shields.

At about 10:45 p.m., people broke into the PPA office and within a few moments ignited a fire inside. As Portland Police arrived, many began to flee to the east. Portland Police declared a riot due to the violent conduct of the large group creating a grave risk of public alarm. Police issued public address announcements and moved the crowd east. As the crowd was dispersed, several people in the crowd were arrested and officers were able to extinguish the fire. Portland Police did not use any CS gas.

Groups scattered into the neighborhood. A large number of people regrouped near North Interstate Avenue and North Lombard Street. Portland Police Officers moved the crowd to the south on North Interstate Avenue. As they did, people in the crowd threw rocks, gopher gassers, and launched paint filled balloons at officers. Some officers were injured. By about 11:30 p.m., the crowd was broken into small groups and order was restored.

During this activity in north Portland, another large crowd was downtown near the Justice Center and Federal Courthouse. People tore down fences around Chapman Square Park and Lownsdale Square Park which had been put in place recently when the parks were closed for needed repair.

People also removed fencing around the Federal Courthouse and used it to barricade doors there. Others moved fencing in front of west and north doors to the Justice Center. Most of the crowd focused its energy around the Federal Courthouse. At some point federal law enforcement came out to address the crowd. The Portland Police were working in north Portland at the time.

People lit a bon fire in the ruins of the Elk statue base and other small garbage can or street fires. At times people gathered up on the east side of the Justice Center and blocked the gate to the jail and banged on the lobby doors. People remained downtown in and around Chapman Square Park and Lownsdale Square Park for several more hours.

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Portland Police Bureau encourages peaceful demonstrations - and update from last night - 07/18/20

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to supporting peaceful protests and demonstrations. Portland Police have remained inside or clear of the area around the Justice Center unless people commit criminal acts and plan to continue to deploy in that manner to allow lawful assembly and peaceful protest.

Today, Portland Police will again remain clear of peaceful protests and demonstrations but will respond if people light fires, barricade doors to the Justice Center, commit acts placing community members or public employees at grave risk of injury or interfere with the ability for public employees to conduct necessary functions of jobs in the Justice Center or other acts placing people at grave risk of injury.

Through the evening of Saturday, July 17, 2020, and into the early morning of Sunday, July 18, 2020 the Portland Police Bureau worked to restore order in the area around the Justice Center in downtown Portland. Throughout the night certain people associated with a crowd of hundreds committed criminal activity.

Recently the City of Portland closed Chapman Square Park and Lownsdale Square Park to conduct needed repairs. Fencing had been erected to keep people out of the closed parks.

Dozens of people removed fencing from the parks and used that fencing to block doors to the Justice Center and federal buildings on either side of it using sandbags to strengthen their barricade. People in the crowd used fencing to block streets adjacent to these buildings. Portland Police remained clear of this area for hours.

County and federal law enforcement officers occasionally exited their respective buildings under their own supervision and direction to clear doorways to their buildings. When they did, they were subject to projectiles such as rocks, bottles, pieces of metal and other thrown objects. People in the crowd fired commercial-grade fireworks at them.

At about 1:27 a.m. Portland Police began giving public address announcements to the crowd to disperse directing them to the west and provided several minutes for people to obey these orders, after barricades were put up in a manner that interfered with our ability to get in our out of our building.

The area between SW 1st to SW 6th and SW Columbia to SW Taylor was closed. After several minutes, hundreds of people remained blocking streets, some throwing projectiles. Portland Police formed lines of officers and moved to disperse the crowd. People threw more bottles, metal, and other objects at Portland Police officers.

As Portland Police performed their work, other law enforcement officers including some from federal agencies took action as well, under their own supervision and direction.

Portland Police dispersed the crowd beyond SW 6th then disengaged. After several minutes, at about 2:05 a.m. large numbers of people came back across SW 6th and began throwing more projectiles at Portland Police who reengaged to protect themselves and moved the crowd even further west and north. Slowly over the next ninety minutes the crowd broke into smaller groups and left.

Portland Police did not deploy CS gas.

Beginning tonight command from the Federal Protective Service will not work in the Portland Police incident command center.

Last night one Portland Police officer received a minor injury. Portland Police arrested seven people and booked them at jail.

22 year old Britt Mitchell: Interfering with a Peace Officer, Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Obstructing Governmental Administration

31 year old Riley Harris: Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer

21 year old Paulo A. Amaro: Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Assaulting a Public Safety Officer

25 year old Joseph Rivera: Attempt Elude (Vehicle)

21 year old Tiare L. Fauria: Interfering with a Peace Officer, Resist Arrest, Assaulting a Public Safety Officer

38 year old Melissa Martar: Interfering with a Public Safety Officer

23 year old Aubrey Quinn-Ward: Escape III, Resist Arrest, Interfering with a Public Safety Officer, Disorderly Conduct II, Riot

26 year old Dominic Williams: Interfering with a Public Safety Officer

27 year old Jeremy Vaiko: Interfering with a Public Safety Officer, Disorderly Conduct II

Small Airplane Lands on North Greeley Avenue, Streets Closed - 07/18/20

On July 18, 2020, at approximately 12:24 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to North Greeley Avenue at North Going Street on reports of a small airplane that had landed in the street.

Officers arrived on scene and learned a small airplane had conducted an emergency landing. The airplane landed safely and the passengers inside the aircraft were unharmed.

Northbound North Greeley Avenue at North Going Street is closed while an investigation is conducted by outside agencies. The PPB kindly requests pedestrian and vehicular traffic use a different route.

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Group Activity in Portland July 17, 2020 (Photo) - 07/18/20

In the evening hours of Friday, July 16, 2020, a group of a couple hundred people gathered outside the Justice Center in Downtown Portland. For several hours, the group blocked traffic on Southwest 3rd Avenue at Southwest Main Street. While several members of the group peacefully rallied, several others began pulling down the fence around Chapman and Lownsdale Squares.

Around 9:53 p.m., people within the group began moving pieces of the fence from the parks to outside the Justice Center. Once around the Justice Center, the fence was used to barricade Justice Center doors. Portland Police gave announcements from the sound truck, warning people to stop barricading important exits from the building. People kept barricading exits with pieces of the fence at the Justice Center for several hours, including the barricading of exit doors around the Federal Courthouse. Dozens of people worked to barricade the doors while hundreds either cheered them on or assisted.

At 12:32 a.m., the group began shooting commercial grade fireworks and smoke bombs towards the Justice Center near the barricaded doors on the south side of the building. During this time, the group was also using the fence to block traffic on Southwest Madison Street. Portland Police gave announcements from the sound truck to stop barricading the doors but people continued to do it.

At 1:33 a.m., an unlawful assembly was declared due to the threat of life safety to people including those inside of the Justice Center and Federal buildings. An area around the Justice Center was closed. The group was given time to leave the closed area, and told which direction to leave.

By 1:40 a.m. a majority of the group remained in the area, ignoring lawful orders from the sound truck. Officers arrived on scene and began dispersing the crowd to the west. During this time, several arrests were made. While dispersing the crowd, officers took projectiles such as glass bottles, rocks and broken pieces of metal from fencing. After dispersing the crowd to the west, officers disengaged.

At 2:10 a.m., several hundred people returned to the closed area. Once again, officers dispersed the crowd to the west, taking several more arrests. During the arrests, weapons and shields were taken from members in the group.

The remaining groups dissipated in the following hours.

No CS gas was used by the Portland Police Bureau.

Updates on arrest information was not available at the publication of this release. It will be updated when that information becomes available.

Anyone with information about individuals who committed criminal activity at any event is asked to share that information with the Portland Police Bureau. Information can be sent via email to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov.

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Group Activity in Portland July 17, 2020 (Photo) - 07/18/20

In the evening hours of Friday, July 16, 2020, a group of a couple hundred people gathered outside the Justice Center in Downtown Portland. For several hours, the group blocked traffic on Southwest 3rd Avenue at Southwest Main Street. While several members of the group peacefully rallied, several others began pulling down the fence around Chapman and Lownsdale Squares.

Around 9:53 p.m., people within the group began moving pieces of the fence from the parks to outside the Justice Center. Once around the Justice Center, the fence was used to barricade Justice Center doors. Portland Police gave announcements from the sound truck, warning people to stop barricading important exits from the building. People kept barricading exits with pieces of the fence at the Justice Center for several hours, including the barricading of exit doors around the Federal Courthouse. Dozens of people worked to barricade the doors while hundreds either cheered them on or assisted.

At 12:32 a.m., the group began shooting commercial grade fireworks and smoke bombs towards the Justice Center near the barricaded doors on the south side of the building. During this time, the group was also using the fence to block traffic on Southwest Madison Street. Portland Police gave announcements from the sound truck to stop barricading the doors but people continued to do it.

At 1:33 a.m., an unlawful assembly was declared due to the threat of life safety to people including those inside of the Justice Center and Federal buildings. An area around the Justice Center was closed. The group was given time to leave the closed area, and told which direction to leave.

By 1:40 a.m. a majority of the group remained in the area, ignoring lawful orders from the sound truck. Officers arrived on scene and began dispersing the crowd to the west. During this time, several arrests were made. While dispersing the crowd, officers took projectiles such as glass bottles, rocks and broken pieces of metal from fencing. After dispersing the crowd to the west, officers disengaged.

At 2:10 a.m., several hundred people returned to the closed area. Once again, officers dispersed the crowd to the west, taking several more arrests. During the arrests, weapons and shields were taken from members in the group.

The remaining groups dissipated in the following hours.

No CS gas was used by the Portland Police Bureau.

Updates on arrest information was not available at the publication of this release. It will be updated when that information becomes available.

Anyone with information about individuals who committed criminal activity at any event is asked to share that information with the Portland Police Bureau. Information can be sent via email to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov.

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Portland Police Detectives Conduct Death Investigation - 07/18/20

On July 17, 2020 at about 10:02 p.m. Portland Police officers responded to a disturbance at a residence in the 2500 Block of NE 122nd Avenue. Police arrived and secured the scene.

Portland Police detectives are now conducting a death investigation.

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

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Det. Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033 anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov or Det. Brad Clifton at 503-823-0696 brad.clifton@portlandoregon.gov.

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Update: Suspect Arrested in Connection with July 9 Shooting Incident at Downtown Portland Demonstration - 07/17/20

On Thursday July 16, 2020, the Portland Police Bureau arrested a man in connection with a shooting incident during a Downtown demonstration event.

30-year-old Harold Jerome Phillips Jr. was arrested without incident at a Salem, Oregon residence and booked into the Marion County Jail on a probation violation. Phillips Jr. was given a Multnomah County Circuit Court Criminal Citation for Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Recklessly Endangering Another Person.

Investigators have not located the firearm used in this shooting.

This investigation started on July 9, 2020, at approximately 1:15 a.m. At that time, police observed reports on social media that someone in a vehicle fired a handgun several times into the air as he drove away from the area of Southwest 3rd Avenue and Main Street after an apparent dispute with demonstrators. There were no reported injuries as a result of the shooting.

After the shooting, officers checked the Downtown Portland area but did not locate the vehicle. Due to ongoing demonstration activity, officers were unable to check the crime scene for evidence until several hours later, locating none.

Information and videos posted to social media provided investigative leads, which led to the identity of the driver as Phillips. Additionally, investigators learned that Phillips is a convicted felon, prohibited from possessing firearms.

Information about Phillips Jr.'s probation violation, as well as his booking photo, are available by visiting the Marion County Sheriff's Office Adult in Custody/Offender Information page: https://www.co.marion.or.us/SO/Probation/pages/offenderinfo.aspx

The Portland Police Bureau would like to thank the Salem Police Department for its assistance in this investigation.


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The original release had the incorrect date. Updated release with correct date below.

On July 9, 2020, at 1:15 a.m., during a downtown demonstration, a vehicle arrived in the area of the crowd. The vehicle turned onto SW Main Street and then attempted to turn around, going the wrong direction.

At this point, the demonstrators and the occupants of the vehicle began to engage with each other and several shots were fired from the vehicle as it drove away. The shots were directed into the air and not directly at anyone. Fortunately, no one was injured.

Officers in the area attempted to locate the vehicle but were unsuccessful.

Due to the demonstration, officers were unable to canvass the area for evidence until later. No evidence was recovered from the scene.

This is an active investigation and PPB is asking for the public's help. If anyone has information about the shooting, please call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

So far, PPB has responded to 29 shootings in July 2020 compared to 8 for the same timeframe in 2019. This is a 262% year-over-year increase.

Porltand Police Chief Chuck Lovell clarifies statement following press conference - 07/17/20

During a press conference today reporters asked Portland Police Bureau Chief Chuck Lovell if anyone from the Portland Police Bureau met with Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf during Mr. Wolf's recent visit to Portland.

Chief Lovell followed up after the press conference to clarify his answer. He said "I have since learned that Daryl Turner attended the event as a representative for the Portland Police Association in his role as Union President."

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Group Activity in Portland July 16, 2020 update with arrest information and correction - 07/17/20

The following is a list of people arrested by the Portland Police Bureau during the criminal activity described in the earlier press release. Portland Police booked these people into jail following their arrest:

23 year old Tupac L. Leahy: Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer
24 year old Alexandra Eutin: Assaulting a Public Safety Officer
27 year old Timothy P. Rasmussin: Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer
27 year old Austin D. Zetting: Disorderly Cond Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Criminal Trespass II
41 year old Andria L. Wirthlin: Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer
27 year old Alexa Grafera: Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer
29 year old Samantha B. Hancock: Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Criminal Trespass II
30 year old Sara Rider: Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer
24 year old David Masterson: Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Criminal Trespass II
36 year old Robert C. Erickson: Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer
26 year old Gabriel Penk: Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Criminal Trespass II
31 year old Timothy Swales: Interfering with a Peace Officer, Reckless Endangering, Elude (Vehicle), Elude (Foot), Reckless Driving, Hit and Run
30 year old Michael Joseph Dickerson: Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer
25 year old Emma G. Boster: Interfering with a Peace Officer, Resist Arrest
35 year old Christopher Price: Interfering with a Peace Officer, Criminal Trespass II
31 year old Andrew D. Jankowski: Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer
34 year old David M. Cole: Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Criminal Trespass II
30 year old Sean Jacobsen: Interfering with a Peace Officer
23 year old Aaron Carson: Disorderly Conduct II
23 year old John Alger: Interfering with a Peace Officer

In the earlier release the Penumbra Kelly Building at 4735 E. Burnside was referred to by a different name. It is properly called the Penumbra Kelly Building. It is owned by the city and used by city and county employees.

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In the evening hours of Thursday, July 16, 2020, a group of a couple hundred people gathered at Laurelhurst Park in Southeast Portland. A separate group of a couple hundred people gathered in downtown Portland near the Justice Center.

Around 8:20 p.m., the group in Laurelhurst Park began marching towards Southeast Precinct located on the 4700 block of East Burnside Street. Once the group arrived at Southeast Precinct, they gathered on East Burnside Street blocking all lanes of traffic. For about an hour, the group shined flashlights and lasers at officers standing outside the precinct. The group was asked by the sound truck to stay peaceful.

At around 9:52 p.m., the group began making statements about wanting to enter Southeast Precinct and burn down the property. The group was admonished by the sound truck and told not to enter the property or they would be subject to arrest or use of force. The group continued to stand in the street and started a small fire on East Burnside Street. Other members of the group disregarded the messages given by the sound truck and crossed on to Southeast Precinct property.

While the event was occurring at Southeast Precinct, the other group downtown began removing the fence surrounding Lownsdale Square at Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest Salmon Street. After removing the fence, the group began using it to block traffic. Officers arrived at Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest Salmon Street in an attempt to fix the fence. While officers did this, the group threw full bottles at officers. After fixing the fence, officers disengaged the crowd.

By 11:15 p.m., the crowd outside of Southeast Precinct shined lasers at officers, and continued to cross on to Southeast Precinct property despite several admonishments not to. At 11:40 p.m., officers at Southeast Precinct made several targeted arrests. At 11:45 p.m., an unlawful assembly was declared due to several people in the crowd committing criminal activity. The criminal activity consisted of throwing rocks, bottles, and sticks, as well as pointing green lasers at officers. The group was asked to leave the area and move to the south and the west.

At 11:55 p.m., much of the group had not left the area despite warnings and officers began to disperse the crowd. While dispersing the group, a vehicle associated with the group drove up behind officers, narrowly missing officers on foot and causing an extremely dangerous situation. The vehicle was later stopped. After successfully making several arrests, officers disengaged the crowd. After disengaging the crowd, the majority returned to Southeast Precinct, and continued blocking East Burnside Street.

By 12:30 a.m., the group downtown had dismantled most of the south side fence surrounding Lownsdale Park. After dismantling the fence, the group put the fence in Southwest Main Street, blocking all traffic.

At 12:45 a.m., several admonishments were given to the group reminding them an unlawful assembly had been declared and they were to leave the area near Southeast Precinct to the south and the west. Most of the group who had returned to Southeast Precinct continued to stand on East Burnside Street blocking all lanes of traffic despite all the warnings. Officers once again began to disperse the crowd and made several arrests.

Both groups dissipated in the following hours.

No CS gas was used by Portland Police Bureau.

Updates on arrest information was not available at the publication of this release. It will be updated when that information becomes available.

Anyone with information about individuals who committed criminal activity at any event is asked to share that information with the Portland Police Bureau. Information can be sent via email to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov.

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Update: Arrest Information (Photo) - 07/16/20

The earlier update regarding arrests incorrectly attributed the closure of parks. The City of Portland temporarily closed Chapman Square Park and Lownsdale Square Park.

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9 individuals were arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center related to the closure this morning of the parks by the Portland Bureau of Parks and Recreation:

*Megan Smith, 36 years old, Interfering with a Police Officer, Trespass II
*Kristina Narando-Rivera, 34 years old, Disorderly Conduct II
*Parker Giles, 25 years old, Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Police Officer
*Carly Ballard, 34 years old, Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Police Officer
*Andrew Duran, 18 years old, Interfering with a Police Officer, Trespass II
*Brandon Thomas, 36 years old, Interfering with a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
*Lauren Davis, 29 years old, Disorderly Conduct II
*Krystin Brunson, 33 years old, Interfering with a Police Officer
*Brandon Paape, 30 years old, 7/26/89, Interfering with a Police Officer

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGES BELOW###

The City of Portland has temporarily closed Chapman Square Park and Lownsdale Square Park.

On Thursday, July 16, 2020, at about 5:00 a.m., the Portland Police Bureau assisted as the City of Portland temporarily closed Chapman Square Park and Lownsdale Square Park. Portland Police made public address announcements that the parks were closed. People were provided ten minutes to leave the park. At about 5:10 a.m. Portland Police walked through the parks to be sure everyone received the message the parks were closed and move people out of the parks to the north.

The parks will remain closed until needed repairs are made and the parks are ready to reopen for all to enjoy. The Police Bureau will assist other City bureaus to facilitate park closure and repair to lawns, bathrooms, benches and public art.

The parks are closed to the curb lines surrounding them. Pedestrians should use sidewalks across from these parks. The streets around the parks remain open to traffic.

Portland Police made some arrests. Details about the arrests will be released when they are available.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Eliot Neighborhood - 07/16/20

On July 15th, 2020, at approximately 11:36 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 3500 block of Northeast Martin Luther King Boulevard on reports of a shooting.

Officers arrived at the location and learned a suspect exited his vehicle and fired several shots at a victim who was on foot in the 400 block of Northeast Fremont Street. Both suspect and victim fled the scene immediately following the shooting.

It is unknown at this time whether the victim was hit by gunfire and neither the suspect nor victim have been located.

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

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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Chief Chuck Lovell Appoints Mike Leasure as New Assistant Chief (Photo) - 07/15/20

Chief Chuck Lovell has announced the appointment of Commander Mike Leasure to Assistant Chief of the Operations Branch, which includes the three precincts and the Traffic Division. Commander Leasure has recently served as Commander of Central Precinct. Prior to that, he was Captain of the Youth Services Division.

"Mike is known as a committed, collaborative and progressive leader," said Chief Chuck Lovell. "He has dedicated his career to community engagement and has been involved in mentoring and coaching youth and participating in community advisory groups, including the Diversity and Inclusion Council. I am looking forward to having him join our Executive Team with his wealth of experience and relationships in the community."

To read Mike's bio, visit: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/680634
Chief Lovell also announced current Assistant Chief Mike Frome will move to the Services Branch, overseeing the following Divisions: Training, Personnel, Business Services Group, Strategic Service, Records, Info Technology, and the regional public safety management system.

Chief Lovell will also appoint Captain Craig Dobson as Commander at Central Precinct. Captain Dobson currently oversees the Training Division.

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Suspect Arrested for Burglarizing Business During Downtown Riots (Photo) - 07/15/20

On July 5, 2020, at 12:54 a.m., business windows in the area of Southwest Alder St between 4th and 3rd were smashed by a group during an evening of demonstrations that devolved into riots.

During the riot declaration, one suspect entered a business through a broken window in the 300 block of Southwest Alder. The suspect stole a cash register according to witnesses.

Portland Police Bureau Officers were in the area of Southwest 3rd Ave and Alder when they were flagged down by the witnesses and arrested 28 year-old Skyler James Smith-Maynard for Burglary II. He was later lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center.

PPB is investigating the crimes committed. If anyone has information about those responsible for the criminal activity, please call (503) 823-3333 or contact CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov

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Group Around Justice Center on June 14, 2020 - 07/15/20

In the evening hours of Tuesday, July 14, 2020, a group of a couple hundred demonstrators gathered at Revolution Hall in Southeast Portland and marched all throughout downtown Portland before ending their march at Pioneer Square. After a few speeches, some demonstrators left Pioneer Square and headed to the Justice Center while the others left the area.

Around 9:15 p.m., the group of demonstrators who decided to march to the Justice Center began blocking traffic by standing in the road at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Main Street. Over the next several hours, the demonstrators began to set up barricades at Southwest Main Street and Southwest Salmon Street at Southwest 3rd Avenue. The barricades blocked the entire lanes of traffic and consisted of industrial kitchen appliances, road blockades, and flashing traffic signs. During this time, the demonstrators lit a fire where the elk statue once stood, and another small fire was reported at Southwest Madison Street and Southwest 3rd Avenue.

At 1:05 a.m., in an organized effort, the demonstrators left the barricades they had set up and walked to Central Precinct on Southwest 2nd Avenue in an attempt to disrupt officers as they walked in from the end of their shift.

Around 1:20 a.m., officers were able to remove some of the barricade at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Salmon Street. Demonstrators began returning to the area and officers disengaged. As the officers disengaged, the demonstrators threw glass bottles and pointed lasers at them. After officers left the area, the demonstrators lit a fire to what was left of the barricade. Several minutes later, a demonstrator extinguished the fire and several demonstrators began to rebuild the barricade.

The crowd dissipated over the next several hours.

No CS gas, crowd control munitions, or force was used.

Anyone with information about individuals who committed criminal activity at any event is asked to share that information with the Portland Police Bureau. Information can be sent via email to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov.

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PPB Releases Podcast Discussing Demonstrations - 07/14/20

The Portland Police Bureau is releasing a new special edition Talking Beat podcast featuring discussions with Chief Chuck Lovell and Officer Jakhary Jackson. Chief Lovell addresses recent demonstrations while Officer Jackson discusses what it's like to be an officer of color working as a Rapid Response Team member (crowd control).

The podcast can be found here: https://www.portland.gov/police/news/2020/7/14/talking-beat-chief-lovell-and-officer-jackson-media-event

The Police Bureau continues to add podcasts; episodes can be downloaded from all the popular podcast directories.

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Update: Arrest Information (Photo) - 07/14/20

5 individuals were arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center:
* Alexander Sandine, 26 year-old, Interfering with Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
* Molly Edwards, 24 year-old, Interfering with Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
* Sheena McFerran, 34 year-old, Interfering with Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
* Delfine DeFrank, 25 year-old, Interfering with Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
* Kason O'Connor, 28 year-old, Unlawful Pointing of a Laser (4 counts), Interfering with Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct II

###PPB###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGES BELOW###

In the evening of Monday, July 13, 2020, a group of demonstrators gathered in Kenton Park at 8417 North Brandon Avenue and marched to the 1800 block of North Lombard Avenue where the Portland Police Association building is located.

A group of several hundred blocked the street near the 1800 block of North Lombard. Multiple warnings were provided via the sound truck that the group needed to get out of the street or selective arrests would be made and those in the area were subject to force or arrest.

Officers started clearing the street and pushed the crowd to the North sidewalk. When officers returned to the South sidewalk, the crowd returned and filled the street again.

Officers were making an arrest when several members of the group interfered and pulled the subject away from the officers. Another arrest was made in the area. The individual who was arrested is still subject to arrest and faces additional charges related to escape; those who interfered also committed the crime of Interfering with a Police Officer and are also subject to arrest.

Some members of the group screamed, yelled, and chanted at officers and made noise with squeak toys, cow bells, amplified sound devices and other items. Some shined bright lights in strobe mode and pointed lasers in the officer's eyes while the officers were standing on the sidewalk.

Officers stood by while the windows of the building were boarded up. While the construction company was boarding the windows, some in the crowd threw objects and one of them struck a worker. Several announcements were made on the sound truck warning the crowd that engaging in criminal activity would subject them to arrest, force and/or munitions.

Rocks, bottles, broken pieces of brick, ball bearings, paint filled objects, and other items were thrown at officers. At one point, a mattress was scorched as someone attempted to light it on fire. A subject climbed onto the roof and jumped off.

Due to the life safety risk presented by many members of the crowd, a riot was declared and dispersal orders were given. The area of North Denver Avenue to I-5 and North Bryant to Farragut Avenues were closed and the crowd was provided warnings and opportunities to disperse and leave. Many chose to remain and some selective arrests were made.

Officers remained in the area until the board up was completed at about 2:45 a.m. Officers left the area and a group returned to the PPA office and fired pyrotechnics at the building and stacked a mattress against the wall. These dangerous actions presented a risk of fire to the building and the surrounding residential neighborhood. Officers returned and successfully dispersed the group.

Updates on arrest information was not available at the publication of this release. We will update the release when that information becomes available.

CS gas was not deployed during this incident. An officer sustained a minor injury to the hand from a thrown brick.

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Attached Media Files: Officer Covered in Paint , Rocks , Rocks 2 , Glass Bottle , Ball Bearing , Construction and Projectiles Thrown , Mattress Against Building
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Update: Victim from July 9, 2020 Homicide Identified (Photo) - 07/13/20

The victim in this case has been identified as 28 year old Dominique Marcel Dunn. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determined the cause of death to be from a gunshot wound and ruled the case a homicide. Family of the deceased has been notified and provided the attached photograph of the victim.

Anyone with information about this case please contact Detective Ryan Foote at (503) 823-0781 or ryan.foote@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Travis Law at (503) 823-0395 or travis.law@portlandoregon.gov

###PPB###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGES BELOW###


PPB is aware of mis-information that is circulating about this case. Detectives interviewed multiple witnesses to this crime and there is no information at this time to support race was a factor that played a role in this case.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGES BELOW###

An adult male was pronounced deceased at the scene of last night's shooting in the Multnomah Neighborhood. PPB's Homicide Detectives are coordinating with the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office staff who determine the manner and cause of death.

25 year-old Jordan Clark was arrested and lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on one count of Murder II.

This is a very active investigation. If anyone has tips or information about this case, please contact Detective Ryan Foote at (503) 823-0781 or ryan.foote@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Scott Broughton at (503) 823-0395 or travis.law@portlandoregon.gov

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

Central Precinct Officers responded to the 8300 block of Southwest Barbur on July 9, 2020 at 8:16 p.m. There were reports of a shooting and a subject who had been shot.

This is an active investigation and incident. More information will be provided in an update when available.

If anyone has information, please contact dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

Southwest Barbur Boulevard will be closed from Capital Hill to 22nd Avenue.

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Attached Media Files: Dunn Photo
12 year-old Detained for Fire at Elk Statue Fountain in Broad Daylight - 07/13/20

On July 13, 2020, at 8:30 a.m., Portland Police Bureau Officers responded to a call of a suspect who was adding accelerants to a fire at the site where the Elk statue used to stand on SW Main St between 3rd and 4th Avenues. A witness directed Officers to the suspect, who turned out to be a 12 year-old male.

The juvenile was detained, identified, and the incident was referred to juvenile services for a charge of Reckless Burning. The suspect was released to his mother.

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Update: Driver in Fatal Crash Identified - 07/13/20

The driver who died as a result of the vehicle crash has been identified as 57-year-old Brian Michael Johnston of Portland. The next of kin has been notified.

###PPB###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On July 11, 2020 at 4:45 p.m. Portland Police East Precinct officers responded to a report of a crash on Northeast Glisan Street in the area of Northeast 158 Avenue. Officers and medical units arrived and tended to the occupants of the vehicles involved in what appeared to be a head on collision.

Both drivers of the two cars involved in the initial crash obtained injuries. The driver of one vehicle was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the second vehicle was pronounced deceased. There were no known passengers in the vehicles. A third vehicle was affected by the crash incurring no known injuries.

The Portland Police Major Crash Team (MCT)responded and took the lead on the investigation.

No additional information is available at this time.

This was the 22nd fatal crash MCT has responded to in 2020.

If anyone has additional information regarding the crash please call investigators from the Traffic Division at (503) 823-2103.

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Portland Fire & Rescue Medic Hit with Ball Bearing Launched from Slingshot-Arrest Made (Photo) - 07/13/20

On July 13, 2020, at approximately 2:00 a.m., Portland Police Bureau (PPB) Officers and Portland Fire and Rescue (PF&R) personnel were in the area of Southwest 1st and Main, when a Medic from PF&R was struck on the left side of their chest by a silver ball that was approximately one centimeter in diameter. The ball bearing launched at the medic came from a subject involved in the demonstration armed with a "wrist rocket" near SW 3rd / SW Main.

The Medic was working with PPB Officers and was clearly visible as a Medic. They had on PF&R issued gray uniform which displayed PF&R patches and large lettering on the back of his vest that said "Medic." Fortunately, the Medic suffered only bruising.

A suspect was identified and Officers strategically arrested the subject when it was safe to do so. At 3:50 a.m., Officers made a plan to take the suspect into custody in Lownsdale Square.

Officers made contact with the suspect and was told he was under arrest. The suspect then ran northbound and officers followed. The suspect was armed with the crowbar and less-lethal force was used to take him into custody. The suspect sustained no injuries.

An image of the items collected from the suspect is attached to this release and includes a crow bar, a switch blade knife, gas mask, flares, umbrellas, gas mask, spray paint, items believed to be pyrotechnics, ?1/2 inch glass sling shot ammunition and two slingshots.

The suspect was identified as 37 year-old Jesse Herman Bates.

Bates was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Assault III, Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Interfering with a Police Officer, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, and Disorderly Conduct II.

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Victim of a July 2, 2020 Assault Dies at Area Hospital-Suspect Arrested (Photo) - 07/13/20

On July 2, 2020 at 12:24 a.m., North Officers responded to an assault call in the 300 block of Northeast Dekum Street. 67 year-old Jeffrey Sloan was injured in the assault by a known suspect and taken to an area hospital. Assault Detectives were assigned this case for follow-up investigation.

On July 10, 2020 Portland Police Bureau officers were notified that Jeffrey Sloan had died at the hospital. Sloan's family has been notified.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determined Sloan died of homicidal violence.

On July 12, 2020 PPB Officers arrested 36 year-old Damian Raufmalik Lucas for Murder II and an outstanding warrant for Assault I related to this case.

Anyone with information related to Sloan's death is asked to contact Detective Brian DeClercque at (503) 823-2056 or brian.declercque@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Travis Law at (503) 823-0395 or travis.law@portlandoregon.gov.

This is an active investigation and there is no additional information for release at this time.

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One Person Shot in Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Last Night - 07/13/20

On July 12, 2020 at 10:55 p.m., Portland Police responded to the 3100 block of Southeast 136th Ave, in the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood, on a report of multiple gunshots.

Upon arrival, Officers found an adult male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local area hospital and is expected to survive.

This investigation is ongoing and PPB is asking for the public's help. If anyone has information about the shooting, please call Detectives at 503-823-0400.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Portland Police Detectives at 503-823-0400.

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PPB Investigating Suspicious Item, Traffic Impacted in Cully Neighborhood - 07/13/20

PPB Officers are investigating a suspicious item in the 6400 block of Northeast Killingsworth. Members of the Explosive Disposal Unit are responding to assist. The area of Northeast Killingsworth between Northeast 60th and Cully are closed.

Small Crowds and small fires around Chapman and Lownsdale - 07/13/20

On July 12, 2020 people began gathering in Chapman Square and Lownsdale Square near SW 3/SW Main at about 6:00pm. People socialized, ate food, banged drums and listened to speeches. At about 10:00pm the group began blocking traffic on SW 3rd and on SW Main. By 10:30pm a bonfire was burning in what used to be water troughs at the base of the old elk statue in the middle of SW Main.

The crowd remained in both parks and in the streets for the rest of the evening. Throughout the evening people dragged plywood from nearby construction sites or boarded up buildings to keep the fire burning. People fired Roman-Candle and bottle rocket fireworks toward the Justice Center. People lit a large bonfire in the middle of the east crosswalk at SW Main/SW 3rd. At one point people set wood on fire that members of the crowd had propped against the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse. A person fired objects from a wrist rocket toward the U.S. Courthouse.

At about 1:30am the crowd gathered around the large bonfire in the crosswalk and built it up by burning plywood, cardboard, paper and other debris.

Portland Police Officers approached SW 3/SW Main at about 2:30am to make the scene safe so Portland Fire & Rescue could put out the bonfire. Portland Police made public address announcements for the crowd to leave the area. As Portland Fire & Rescue approached someone fired a ball bearing from a wrist rocket at the firefighters. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Deputies assisted Portland Police making the scene safe. Once the fire was extinguished police and deputies disengaged.

Some in the remaining crowd congregated in the intersection and began moving park benches from Lownsdale Square into the intersection. Others moved more plywood and other debris into the intersection. Portland Police made public address announcements to stop lighting fires for the safety of those present. Some in the crowd ignored the announcements and built a new fire which others put out. The crowd slowly dwindled over the next hour.

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UPDATE: Homicide Victim and Suspect Identified, Mother and Daughter (Photo) - 07/13/20

The victim in this case has been identified as 61 year old Nadezhda Volobuev. The Oregon State Medical Examiners Office determined the cause of death to be a stabbing and ruled the case a homicide.

The suspect has been identified as 29 year old Angelina Volobuev, the victim's daughter. Angelina Marie Volobuev is in custody charged with Murder in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Anyone with information about this case should call Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457.


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The female victim of this incident was pronounced deceased and Homicide Detectives are reviewing the circumstances surrounding her death. A suspect has been arrested.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office is the lead agency to determine the cause/manner of death.

This remains an active investigation and more details will be provided as they become available.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Friday, July 10, 2020, at 9:03 a.m., East Precinct Officers responded to a welfare check call in the 16300 block of Southeast Foster Road regarding a person who was reported to be injured.

Investigators are responding to the scene and there is currently no identified risk to the public.

There are no further details for public release at this time.

If anyone has information about this incident, please call Detective Rico Beniga at (503) 823-0457 or Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Scott Broughton at (503) 823-3774 or Scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov

###PPB###

Attached Media Files: Nadezhda Volobuev
Portland Police arrested one person during evening demonstration downtown - 07/12/20

At about 8:30pm on July 11, 2020 a group of people congregated along SW 3rd Ave between SW Main and SW Salmon Streets. People in the group blocked SW 3rd Ave throughout the evening and into the early morning of July 12. The group focused most of its attention on the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse and the federal officers inside. At times during the course of five or more hours federal officers deployed munitions and CS gas, utilized an LRAD and made arrests.

At about 2:00am Portland Police officers responded when federal officers called for help because people were resisting arrest and people in the crowd were throwing bottles at federal officers near SW Main and SW 3rd. The Portland Police made public address announcements to leave and that the area between SW Naito to SW Broadway and SW Columbia to SW Harvey Milk was closed due to criminal activity.

Portland Police monitored the crowd over the next hour, repeating public address announcements to leave the area. People lit fires in trash cans and dumpsters but no structures were threatened. The crowd finally dispersed by about 3:20am.

Portland Police made one arrest, 19 year old Tristen McColley, at about 10:20pm near SW 5/SW Yamhill. Mr. McCauley was arrested for ORS 163.709 Unlawful Pointing of a Laser.

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Update: Homicide Investigation-Male Identified - 07/11/20

The victim in last nights homicide has been identified as 19 year old Julian Heredia. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determined the victim died from a gunshot wound.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Brad Clifton at 503.823.0696 brad.clifton@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Michael Greenlee at 503.823.0871

###PPB###

A male subject was found deceased at the scene. This is an active and on-going investigation. As further details are available, they will be provided in a press release.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Brad Clifton at (503)823-0696 or Brad.clifton@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Michael Greenlee at (503)823-0871 or Michael.greenlee@portlandoregon.gov

###PPB###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Friday, July 10, 2020, at 9:09 p.m., East Precinct Officers responded to a shooting in the 13600 block of Southeast Powell Blvd on the report of a person shot. Investigators are responding to the scene.

Southeast 136th Ave is closed between Southeast Division St and Southeast Powell Blvd.

This is an active investigation and further details will be released as they become available.

If anyone as information about this incident, call (503) 823-3333.

###PPB###

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UPDATE: Victim and Suspect Identified in Homicide (Photo) - 07/10/20

The victim from Wednesday's incident died at an area hospital. The homicide victim has been identified as 32 year-old Cody Nicholas Vickers. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determined Vicker's died of homicidal violence.

The family has been notified and provided the attached photograph.

The suspect, 52 year-old Stephen Bache was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center. Refer to Multnomah County District Attorney's press release for details of charges.

Anyone with information related to Vicker's death is asked to contact Detective Scott Broughton at (503) 823-3774 or scott.broughton@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Rico Beniga at (503) 823-0457 or rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov.

This is an active investigation and there is no additional information for release at this time.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On July 8, 2020 at about 3:46pm Portland Police responded to 1300 Block SE Water in the Buckman neighborhood regarding a stabbing. Officers arrived and learned a person had been stabbed. The stabbing victim was transported to an area hospital.

Officers took a suspect into custody. This incident is still under investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident should call Portland Police Detectives at 503-823-0400.

Attached Media Files: Vickers Photo
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DV Suspect Arrested for Kidnap, Other Charges-Firearm Seized (Photo) - 07/09/20

On July 8, 2020, at 1:45 p.m., Officers from the Special Victim's Unit were following up on a domestic violence investigation from June 3, 2020. The U.S. Marshals arrested a suspect from this investigation and the PPB Special Victim's Unit served a warrant at the 10700 block of Northeast Weidler Street.

The suspect, 21 year-old Jevauhn Hampton, was taken into custody and charged with DV Kidnap I, DV Assault II, DV Burglary I, and 15 other lesser charges with multiple victims. A firearm was recovered during the warrant service. Hampton was later booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

The Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL) provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources. The PWCL 24 hour crisis line can be reached at 503-235-5333, or 1-888-235-5333.

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

The Portland Police Bureau's Special Victim's Unit (SVU) provides officers and detectives with specialized training in the dynamics of domestic violence. This unit also operates jointly with Multnomah County's Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team (DVERT) on "high-lethality" cases of domestic violence (those cases with warning signs associated with the most severe and life-threatening cases of domestic violence).

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


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Attached Media Files: Firearm Seized
Bullet strike inside car
Bullet strike inside car
Over 25 Shots Fired in Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood, Vehicle Struck with Mother and 4 Children Inside (Photo) - 07/09/20

On July 8, 2020, at 9:28 p.m., Portland Police Bureau East Precinct officers responded to reports of shots fired in the 13400 block of Southeast Harold St. Upon arrival, officers located over 25 bullet casings in the street, and two vehicles struck by gunfire.

A 10 year-old girl sustained a non-life-threatening injury near her eye when glass from the vehicle she was a passenger in shattered from a stray bullet. That vehicle was driven by the girl's mother, who had a bullet miss the back of her head by inches. Also in the vehicle, were children the ages of 11, 9, and 7. Fortunately, no one was directly struck by the gunfire. It does not appear that the vehicle occupied by the mother and children were associated to the shooting incident in any way (unintended victims).

This is an active investigation and PPB is asking for the public's help. If anyone has information about the shooting, please call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

So far, PPB has responded to 29 shootings in July 2020 compared to 8 for the same timeframe in 2019. This is a 262% year-over-year increase.

Attached Media Files: Bullet strike inside car , Casings
Man Assaulted near Lents Park with Baseball Bat - 07/09/20

On July 3, 2020 at 11:37 a.m., Portland Police Bureau officers responded to a report of an assault at the 9400 block of SE Mitchell.

Officers arrived and contacted the adult male victim, who suffered a non-life-threatening injury to the arm. The victim told officers that he had been assaulted with a baseball bat by two male adults. The victim gave various accounts as to what led to the assault.
No suspects were located at the time of the incident.
Investigators are looking into reports of whether bias played a role in the assault, as the victim is black and the description of the suspects are white. It was noted by a witness that a derogatory term was used by a suspect.
The Portland Police Bureau's Detective Division is continuing the investigation. Anyone with information should contact Bias Crimes Detective Jeff Sharp at jeff.sharp@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-9773.

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

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

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

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

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

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One Person Shot in the Hazelwood Neighborhood - 07/08/20

On July 8, 2020 at about 2:18pm Portland Police responded to the area of NE 122/NE Glisan Street, in the Hazelwood neighborhood, following a report of gunshots. People associated with vehicles there had an argument followed by gunfire.

At about 2:30pm a person with a gunshot wound arrived at a local hospital by private vehicle.
Police found shell casings at the scene of the original call. This incident is under investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Portland Police Detectives at 503-823-0400.

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Arson 2
Update: Second Suspect arrested in PPB North Precinct Arson (Photo) - 07/08/20

On Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 10:15 a.m., PPB North Precinct officers and the Portland Fire & Rescue Fire Investigation Unit arrested 22 year-old Gavoughn Streeter-Hillerich.

Streeter-Hillerich was taken into custody in the 1500 block of North Terry St. He was charged with Riot and Arson I related to the arson at North Precinct on June 26, 2020.

Streeter-Hillerich was also charged with Riot, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Menacing, and Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver in relation to an incident that occurred on June 8, 2020, where demonstrators blocked I-84.

Streeter-Hillerich was later booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

Chief Chuck Lovell said, "It is good someone has been arrested and held accountable for this violent and destructive crime."

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On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, Gresham Police Department assisted the Portland Fire & Rescue Fire Investigation Unit by locating and arresting 18 year-old Rollin Tristan Fodor.

Fodor was charged with Riot and Arson I related to the arson at North Precinct on June 26, 2020.

Portland Police Bureau Detectives continue to collaborate with Portland Fire & Rescue to identify, locate, and apprehend those responsible for arson and reckless burning crimes.
If anyone has information about any fire-related crimes, contact (503) 823-INFO.

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Attached Media Files: Arson 2 , Arson
Updated: Shooting in East Portland Leaves Juvenile Injured - 07/08/20

Correction: The original release indicated 45 casings were located. It was later learned that was the caliber of one of the casings, not the number of casings located. The release has been updated to reflect this change. We regret the error.

Updated release below:

On July 8, 2020, at 10:27 p.m., East Precinct Officers responded to numerous reports of shots heard near Southeast 148th Avenue just South of E Burnside Street. One caller reported being injured by gunfire.

Officers arrived and located a 16 year-old male with a gunshot wound to the leg. Officers applied a tourniquet to stop the bleeding and the juvenile was transported to an area hospital where he was treated and released.

Officers located spent bullet cartridges of different calibers in the area. Preliminary information suggests this involved subjects are known to each other and there is not an identified on-going risk to the community.

This is an active investigation. If anyone has information, contact (503) 823-3333.

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Update: Homicide Victim Identified - 07/07/20

The victim in the homicide from July 5th had been identified as the suspect's mother, Sharon Carr (Tate), 73, from Southeast Portland. The Medical Examiner has determined the cause of death to be blunt force trauma and the manner to be homicide.

Family members of the deceased has been notified.

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On July 5th, 2020 at 11:24 a.m., Officers from East Precinct responded to the 400 block of SE 99th Avenue on the report of a disturbance. While on scene, officers discovered the body of a deceased female and took a male suspect into custody.

The Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Detail responded and conducted an investigation with the aid of the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office and the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office.

Todd Carr, 54, of Portland was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on one count of Murder in the Second Degree.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Travis Law at (503) 823-0395 travis.law@portlandoregon.gov

This is an on-going investigation; there are no further details to release at this time.

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Rifle
Rifle
Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team officers disarm man through conversation (Photo) - 07/07/20

On June 27th, 2020 at 7:12 p.m., Portland Police Bureau Officers responded to the 1300 block of NE Siskiyou St. on the report of a person in mental health crisis holding a rifle, while standing on his porch. The man had previously threatened neighbors and was now talking to himself. Officers arrived and were able to get a view of the man without making their presence known.

Once the man was no longer holding the rifle, Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT) Officers approached the man. The officers worked on deescalating the man and letting his voice be heard. After an extended conversation that lasted an hour and a half, the man gave the officers the rifle, an AK-47, and 141 rounds of ammunition. The man decided to voluntarily go to the hospital for treatment.

According to neighbors, the man's mental health had been deteriorating for a while and previous outreach efforts had been unsuccessful. The actions by officers prevented a tragic outcome and they were able to begin the process of helping the man get much needed resources.

Officers spoke with the man's mother and explained the next steps in process, as she was crying with relief. One concerned neighbor explained, "As a Black mother of a mentally ill son," she was "very afraid of what police action would be taken under the circumstances. Instead, we, the concerned neighbors, saw police action at its very best."

"This incident highlights the very dangerous and complicated calls our officers respond to regularly. It also highlights the mission our officers carry out to preserve life and maintain human rights. This call could have had a very different outcome. The training we provide our officers in crisis intervention enabled these officers to navigate a situation that involved race, mental health, and a rifle. I commend their work," said Chief Lovell.

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Attached Media Files: Rifle , Magazine
Update: Driver from fatal crash identified - 07/07/20

The driver who died as a result of the vehicle has been identified as 36-year-old Saw Poe Tu. The next of kin has been notified.

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On July 6th, 2020 at 11:17 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 10100 block of Southeast Powell Blvd on a report of a traffic crash involving a single vehicle into a pole. The driver of the vehicle was transported to an area hospital with significant injuries. The adult male driver later died.

The Major Crash Team (MCT) is continuing the investigation.

No additional information is available at this time.

An updated news release will be pushed out as investigators learn more.
If anyone has information regarding the crash, please call investigators from the Traffic Division at (503) 823-2103.

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Casings in street
Casings in street
240% Increase in July Shootings Compared to 2019-One Injured, Multiple Houses and a Vehicle Struck (Photo) - 07/06/20

On July 3, 2020, at 10:39 p.m., East Precinct Officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 1200 block of Southeast 130th Avenue. Officers arrived and located 11 shell casings, but at the time there was not property damage located. On July 5, Officers received a call about an apartment that had bullet holes in it. Officers responded and located 3 separate apartments with damage consistent with gunfire.

A series of shootings occurred in the City on July 5, 2020 resulting in multiple occupied residences, a vehicle, and an individual who got shot.

At 11:09 a.m., a report of a bullet lodged in a front door of a residence was reported in the 7400 block of Southeast 86th Avenue. It was unclear when this happened due to the loud explosions from fireworks throughout the night. Officers located an expended bullet in the door jamb of the residence. No one was injured.

At 8:39 p.m. North Precinct officers responded to the 5200 block of Northeast 91st Avenue on reports of a male shot.

Officers located the victim who had a leg wound and an Officer applied a tourniquet to stop the bleeding. The victim, an adult male, was transported to a local hospital and his injuries were determined to be non-life-threatening.

Officers have not been able to locate a crime scene and it is unclear where this incident occurred.

Another shooting was reported at 9:00 p.m. and East Precinct officers responded to the 5200 block of Southeast 97th Avenue. Dispatch reported multiple shots were fired at a residence were a family was having a bar-b-que. Officers arrived and learned that multiple people, including 10-15 children, were attending the family gathering. Fortunately, no one was injured.

Multiple houses and a vehicle were struck by gunfire. One homeowner, whose home was struck by the bullets, heard the shots and went outside to see what was going on. When she went back inside, she found her 11 month-old child putting, what she later learned was a spent bullet, into her mouth.

These are active investigations and PPB is asking for the public's help. If anyone has information about either shooting please call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

So far, PPB has responded to 17 shootings in July 2020 compared to 5 for the same timeframe in 2019. This is a 240% year-over-year increase.

"Gun violence negatively impacts everyone in our community and the increase we are seeing is alarming," said Chief Chuck Lovell. "PPB continues to investigate these crimes and we ask for the public's help with tips and leads. As a community, we must come together to send a message that shootings in our City are unacceptable."

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Attached Media Files: Window , Casings in street , Vehicle , Apartment , Bathroom

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