Statement by Chief Jami Resch Regarding Minneapolis Officer-Involved Death - 05/28/20

The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has reverberated across the nation. The actions and tactics displayed on the video do not represent our profession's values and are contrary to our fundamental duty to protect and serve.

Despite the distance, these images have deep emotional impacts on our local community as well. PPB and the community have worked together to build relationships and trust over time and the actions of others can impact the progress we have made. This incident strengthens our resolve to work even harder to earn the trust of our community, especially with persons of color.

We are reaching out to community partners and collaborating with our Equity Team to identify opportunities for us to engage in conversation and share how these events affect our relationships and ongoing efforts for continued trust building.

We wanted to share the information below to answer questions and concerns our community members may have about our policies, trainings and community engagement.

Policies and Use of Force
The Portland Police Bureau has done extensive work on its policies (directives) over the last few years. PPB's Use of Force directive can be found at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/751998 .
Within the Use of Force directive, under section 5.4, "Members have a duty to reasonably intercede to prevent the use of unlawful force by another member."
PPB officers also have a directive on Bias-Based Policing/Profiling Prohibited: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/759106

During an administrative review for any force used (section 12 of the Use of Force policy), it is important to note a supervisor must respond to the scene and conduct interviews with the involved subjects and witnesses. They also must gather applicable evidence, such as security footage of the incident, if that is available.

The Portland Police Bureau releases monthly and quarterly reports on the Use of Force by Portland Police Officers. They can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/62613
PPB also releases investigative files on all officer-involved shootings and deaths in custody. They can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/76940

Training and De-escalation
PPB engages in rigorous and in-depth training on use of force and its policies are beyond the Oregon State standards in order to provide its members with the most up-to-date information and practices. PPB officers also receive training about implicit bias and procedural justice.

All Portland Police Bureau patrol members receive at least 40 hours of crisis intervention training and are Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) certified. In addition, these members receive annual refresher training on these important topics. Additionally, there are 161 members who are vetted to receive advanced training and are certified as Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT) officers.

Equity
PPB has had an Equity and Inclusion Office for over five years. The Equity team is tasked with furthering equity within the Bureau. PPB has also committed to a five year Racial Equity Plan (REP) that will continue to operate alongside the strategic plan. An intensive plan outlining PPB's objectives for 2017-2022, the REP is made of eight primary focus areas covering priorities, recruitment and hiring, leadership development, staff development, communications and access, community engagement, data management and budget and contracting. The plan is available here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oehr/70048

The Equity and Inclusion Office (EIO) seeks to engage both with internal members and with the community around critical tasks and priorities. EIO hosts annual equity retreats with both internal and external stakeholders. EIO also oversees the bureaus own internal Police Equity Council (PEC) and has recently created an an external Police Equity Advisory Council.

Community engagement
The Portland Police Bureau is committed to enhancing its existing community engagement efforts by reinforcing our external trust and legitimacy with communities we serve. The creation of the Office of Community Engagement (OCE) in March of 2017, demonstrated the Bureau's commitment to institutionalizing community engagement and community policing practices. The OCE strategic mission states: "To build and strengthen meaningful relationships between community members and the Police Bureau by providing opportunities to address and jointly resolve issues of livability and public safety affecting their neighborhoods."

The priorities of the OCE are to identify new pathways and opportunities to developing sustainable, efficient and meaningful partnerships in concert with tailored input and guidance from both community stakeholders and the bureau members. The OCE has been working with local social justice and civic society organizations in addressing a host of justice-related issues with the goal of enhancing collective livability, resiliency and justice advocacy.

PPB continues to prioritize community engagement. PPB's community engagement plan can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/744534

PPB continues to develop its advisory councils. Current advisory groups include African-American Advisory Council, Slavic Advisory Council, Alliance for Safer Communities (LGBTQ), Muslim Advisory Council, Behavioral Health Advisory Council and the Training Advisory Council. PPB is in the process of forming the Latino Advisory Council. These councils help the Police Bureau make decisions with the benefit of a diverse set of inputs. Information about our advisory groups can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/30476

PPB understands that building trust in our community is paramount. We continue to actively engage and build relationships. We have regularly interacted with various groups in our community and throughout the country. This includes OneCop; https://www.movementforward.org/onecop/ and the Red Door Project: https://reddoorproject.org/ We welcome all forms of community engagement to help us learn from our community to better serve the needs in Portland.

###PPB###

Getaway driver female suspect
Getaway driver female suspect
Portland Police Seek Help Identifying Pickpocket Suspects and Getaway Driver (Photo) - 05/27/20

On May 19, 2020, at 1:20 p.m., a 78-year-old female had her wallet stolen from inside her purse while shopping at a local grocery store in the 2300 block of West Burnside Street. The victim did not realize her wallet had been stolen until she went to pay for her groceries at the checkout line.

With the help of store surveillance, a video was captured of a male suspect (photo) distracting the victim, while a female suspect (photo) took the victim's wallet from her purse (video). The two suspects proceeded to exit the store, getting inside a small white SUV driven by a different female suspect (photo). The suspects then drove to another grocery store located on the 3100 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard where they used the victim's credit cards (video).

If you know the identity of any of these suspects, please contact Sergeant Pete McConnell at (503) 793-4468.

Video of the incident is located at this link:
https://youtu.be/gM5dC62Oauc

###PPB###

Attached Media Files: Getaway driver female suspect , Pickpocket suspects
UPDATE #2: Media Briefing Available on Twitter - 05/26/20

The investigation into the circumstances surrounding today's welfare check incident continues. The PIO briefing is available on Twitter @PortlandPolice. Any media who were unable to attend can share the information and video from the briefing. We do not anticipate further information release at this time due to the on-going nature of the investigation.

###PPB###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGES BELOW###

SERT and CNT Officers safely resolved the situation involving a male and female who were known to each other. The male has been taken into custody safely. Investigators are looking into the circumstances surrounding this incident. There is no identified risk to the community.

The PIO will respond to the parking lot of the Parkrose Transit Center to brief media ta 3 p.m.

###PPB###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

North Precinct officers have requested the assistance of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT). These teams are responding to the area of Northeast 96th Avenue and Northeast Sandy Boulevard to assist on a welfare check call.

Media staging is in the Parkrose Transit parking lot at Northeast 96/Sandy Boulevard (access from Sandy Boulevard). The PIO will be responding to the scene and will provide a briefing for media after being briefed by incident command.

Northeast 96th Avenue is closed from Northeast Prescott to Sandy Boulevard.

###PP###

Black VW2
Black VW2
UPDATE #2: Detectives asking for public help in Identifying Vehicle Involved in Shooting (Photo) - 05/26/20

On May 17, 2020, at 7:14 p.m. North Precinct officers responded to the 4500 block of Northeast 115th avenue on reports that shots were fired in the area.

PPB's Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) took lead in the investigation. It has been learned a black Volkswagen 4-door sedan was involved in the shooting (photo).

GVRT Detectives are asking if anyone has information regarding this black vehicle or the shooting to contact Detective Meghan Burkeen at 503-823-2092 or Meghan.burkeen@portlandoregon.gov

###PPB###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###


On May 17, 2020, at 7:14 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 4500 block of Northeast 115th Avenue on reports that shots were fired in the area (See below for full press release).

PPB's Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) took the lead in the investigation. It has been learned an adult male was walking northbound on Northeast 115th Avenue. A black Volkswagen Jetta pulled alongside the victim, one of the occupants of the vehicle, opened fire on him. Preliminary information indicates the victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds, and evidence of gunfire was located at the crime scene. The victim is reported to be medically stable at this time.

GVRT detectives are asking if anyone has information regarding this shooting to please call Detective Meghan Burkeen at 503-823-2092 or meghan.burkeen@portlandoregon.gov

###PPB###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On May 17, 2020, at 7:14 p.m., North Precinct officers have responded to the 4500 block of Northeast 115th Avenue, on reports that shots were fired in the area. When officers arrived they found an adult male victim with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a 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.

Officers have secured the crime scene and the Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) is responding to assist in the investigation. Northeast 115th Avenue is closed to all traffic between Northeast Wygant Street and Northeast Prescott Street. The streets are anticipated to reopen by 10:00 p.m. for 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.

###PPB###

Attached Media Files: Black VW2 , Black VW
Lavers
Lavers
PPB Central Precinct Officers Continue High Visibility Mission Downtown-Drugs, Weapons, Money Seized, Arrests Made (Photo) - 05/25/20

On May 24, 2020, Central Precinct officers assigned to conduct focused patrol in Old Town and The Pearl District seized guns, drugs, and money related to several arrests for crimes in progress.

At 7:00 a.m., officers were in the area of Northwest 22nd Avenue and Northwest Nicolai Street on reports of two individuals in a vehicle who were using illegal drugs and were slumped over in the vehicle. Officers responded to conduct a welfare check of the vehicle occupants.

Officers made contact with the subject in the driver's seat of the vehicle. The subject initially provided false information regarding his identity to the officers. The subject was taken into custody. It was learned the subject in the driver seat had items consistent with a person illegally distributing drugs (Photo).

Officers continued to investigate, and it was learned the passenger of the vehicle was in possession of illegal drugs, several stolen identifications, fraudulently created credit cards, debit cards, and multiple victim's sensitive personal and financial information.

Both subjects were arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

The subject in the driver's seat, 34-year-old Ryan Paul Lavers (Photo) was charged with Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Heroin), Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Xanax), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), and Furnishing False Information to a Peace Officer.

The subject in the passenger seat, 29-year-old Michael Scott Crist (Photo) was charged with Possession of Heroin, Identity Theft, and three counts of Aggravated Identity Theft.

At 9:27 a.m., officers were in the area of Northwest Broadway Boulevard and Northwest Flanders Street. Officers contacted a subject inside a tent that was illegally erected and obstructing part of the sidewalk. Sitting next to the subject was a backpack with a knife attached to it. When officers went to move the backpack with the knife for their safety, they saw a gun inside the tent. The subject was taken into custody. In addition to the firearm, drugs were located (Photos). The subject was also a convicted felon and had failed to register as a sex offender.

59-year-old Carlos Rodrigues-Lance (Photo) was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Heroin), and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

At 2:00 p.m. officers were in the same area and made contact with an individual who had an active warrant for his arrest. Officers arrested 42-year-old Raphael Jonathan Heller (Photo) for the warrant. During his arrest, drugs and money were found on his person (Photo).
Heller was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance (Heroin), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Heroin), and Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine).

The Portland Police Bureau will continue to conduct the focused patrol missions in the Old Town and Pearl Districts for 30 days from the start of the missions and will reassess at the end of the 30 day period. The focus of the missions is to provide a visible presence in the area to increase public safety; officers are interdicting crimes if crimes are witnessed. While arrests are not the priority for the mission, officers will make arrests in the interest of public safety if officers learn of crimes in progress or planned.

PPB asks if someone witnesses a crime in progress to call 9-1-1 if it is an emergency or the non-emergency number, 503-823-3333, for non-emergency information.

###PPB###

Attached Media Files: Lavers , Crist , Crist, Lavers - Drugs, Money , Rodrigues-Lance , Rodrigues-Lance - Drugs , Rodrigues-Lance - Drugs , Rodrigues-Lance - Gun , Heller , Heller-Drugs, Money
Shooting Investigation Underway, One Individual Injured in the Powellhurst -- Gilbert Neighborhood - 05/25/20

On May 24, 2020, at 11:58 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 12100 block of Southeast Holgate Boulevard on reports that shots were fired in the area.

Officers have secured the crime scene and the Gun Violence Reduction Team has responded to assist in the investigation.

An adult male victim with a gunshot wound went to a nearby hospital on his own. It was learned the victim who went to the hospital was struck with gunfire from the shooting at the 12100 block of southeast Holgate Boulevard.

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 Todd Teats at 503-823-2137 or todd.teats@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Jeffery Pontius at 502-823-2081 or Jeffery.pontius@portlandoregon.gov .

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

###PPB###

UPDATE: Further Details Regarding Crash at Southeast 112th Avenue and Southeast Flavel Street - 05/23/20

PPB's Major Crash Team (MCT) continuing to investigate the crash at Southeast 112th Avenue and Southeast Flavel Street.

Investigators have learned a PPB officer was in a marked patrol vehicle responding to assist another PPB officer who was asking for help. The officer involved in the crash was driving westbound on Southeast Flavel Street, approaching the intersection. An adult female, driving a gray Accura TL, was driving southbound on Southeast 112th Avenue, approaching the same intersection. The police vehicle and the Accura collided at the intersection. The collision caused the police vehicle to flip several times and land on its roof. The Accura had front end damage.

The woman was transported to urgent care by a PPB officer to receive medical care. The officer involved in the crash was transported to a nearby hospital, and has since been released.

If anyone has information about this crash, they are asked to contact Officer Chris Johnson at 503-823-2213 or chris.johnson@portlandoregon.gov

###PPB###

###Original message below###


On May 23, 2020, at 3:41 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the intersection of Southeast 112th Avenue and Southeast Flavel Street in regards to a traffic crash involving two vehicles.

Portland Police Bureau's Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the intersection to assist in the investigation. One of the involved individuals has been transported to the hospital with serious injuries. This intersection is closed a block in every direction for all traffic. This intersection is not expected to open for several hours.

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.

###PPB###

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GVRT Investigation Leads to Arrest of Suspect from April Shooting (Photo) - 05/22/20

On April 22, 2020, North Precinct officers responded to multiple 911 calls regarding gunshots in the 1400 block of Northeast Prescott Street. No victims were located, however, officers were able to establish a crime scene where evidence of a shooting was recovered. The Portland Police Bureau's Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) responded to the scene, took over the investigation, and identified a suspect.

On May 22, 2020, with the assistance of Portland Police Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), a search warrant was served at a house on the 1400 block of NE Holland Street. The suspect was arrested and a firearm as well as additional evidence of the crime were recovered.

The suspect, 21-year-old Jalen Frazier (Photo), was booked into Multnomah County Detention Center and charged with Attempt Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team continues to interdict gun violence citywide.

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

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

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

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

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

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

###PPBPIO###

Attached Media Files: Jalen_Frazier.png
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DUII_media_release_May_2020.jpg
PPB Traffic Officers Conducting Enhanced DUII Patrols Memorial Day Weekend (Photo) - 05/21/20

Portland Police Bureau officers are continuing to focus their attention on impaired driving. Officers have been conducting enhanced DUII patrols throughout the month of May and will continue to do so during the extended Memorial Day weekend. A part of these additional DUII patrols are sponsored with additional grant funds from the Oregon Transportation Safety Division through Oregon Impact.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there is one alcohol-related fatality in the United States every 48 minutes. In 2017, there were 10,874 people killed in the United States as a result of alcohol-related crashes.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind the public that drug-impaired driving is just as dangerous (and illegal) as alcohol-impaired driving. Officers will be taking a zero tolerance approach to all forms of impaired driving. Drink responsibly and remember buzzed driving is drunk driving.

Support zero tolerance for impaired driving by reporting suspected impaired drivers by calling 911.

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

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

Be safe and enjoy the Memorial Day weekend and the extended good weather that is forecast for next week.

###PPB###

Attached Media Files: DUII_media_release_May_2020.jpg
Banks
Banks
Bike Theft Task Force Arrests Two in Bait Bike Mission (Photo) - 05/21/20

On May 20, 2020, officers assigned to the Bike Theft Task Force (BTTF) conducted a mission targeting bike thieves, utilizing a "Bait Bike." The Bait Bike was left parked legally in a public area, and taken without permission. Officers from BTTF were able to recover the bike after it was stolen in the possession of two suspects.

34-year-old William S. Tillman was arrested and charged with this theft as well as several other crimes in which he was a suspect. Tillman was charged with seven counts of Theft (first degree), Theft (second degree), and Possession of Methamphetamine. 53-year-old Jarod Banks was charged with Theft (first degree). Both men were lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

The Portland Police Bike Theft Task Force partners with the bicycling community to focus efforts on reducing bike thefts in the city through education, awareness, and enforcement. To learn more about the team's work, and tips on preventing theft, visit this link: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/66825

PPB encourages bike owners to register their bikes at: www.project529.com/portland It is free and simple process and helps stolen bikes get reunited with their owners.

###PPB###

Attached Media Files: Banks , Tillman
Dathan Hall
Dathan Hall
Suspect Arrested After Committing Robbery in Homestead Neighborhood (Photo) - 05/21/20

On Thursday, May 20, at 5:29 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to reports of a robbery at a convenience store located on the 900 block of Southwest Gibbs Street.

As officers responded to the location, they learned a suspect had entered the store, implied he had a gun, and demanded money and Camel filter cigarettes. The clerk reported the suspect left the location after obtaining the items and was last seen headed eastbound on Southwest Gibbs Street from the store.

Responding officers searched the area for the suspect with a description given to them by the store clerk. An area check near the location was conducted leading to the arrest of the suspect.

A search was conducted on the suspect revealing $82 in small bills and two packs of Camel filter cigarettes.

The suspect, 38-year-old Dathan Terrance Hall (photo), was booked in the Multnomah County Detention Center on a charge of Robbery in the Second Degree.

Anyone with additional information regarding this Robbery please contact Detective Sean Harris at (503)823-0997.

Attached Media Files: Dathan Hall
Firearm, Drugs, Money
Firearm, Drugs, Money
Focused Patrol Mission in Old Town Yields Two Guns, Drugs, and Money (Photo) - 05/21/20

On May 20, 2020, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Central Precinct officers who were assigned to a focused patrol mission seized two guns, illegal drugs, and money (Photo).

Officers were patrolling the area of Northwest 4th Avenue and Northwest Flanders Street when they observed a drug transaction between a pedestrian and the driver of a vehicle take place.
Officers observed the vehicle was parked illegally and not displaying a back license plate. When the vehicle pulled away from the pedestrian, they conducted a traffic stop. Other officers in the area stopped the pedestrian.

Officers investigated the incident and learned the pedestrian did buy drugs from the driver of the vehicle.

Both the pedestrian and the driver of the vehicle were booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

28-year-old John Bryce Fly (Photo), the pedestrian, had a loaded handgun and illegal drugs on his person. He was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance -- Cocaine, Possession of a Controlled Substance -- Oxycodone, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

20-year-old William Clair Wantz (Photo), the driver of the vehicle, had a loaded handgun containing body armor piercing bullets, a large amount of illegal drugs, and $800.00 in cash with him. He was charged with Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance -- Cocaine, Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance -- Oxycodone, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

The Portland Police Bureau has been conducting focused high visibility patrols in the Old Town and Pearl District neighborhoods. The goal of the focused patrols is to increase public safety in the area. PPB asks if someone witnesses a crime in progress" to call 9-1-1 if it is an emergency or the non-emergency number, 503-823-3333, for non-emergency information.

###PPB###

Attached Media Files: Firearm, Drugs, Money , Fly , Wantz
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Two Individuals Arrested For Over 300 Felony Crimes (Photo) - 05/21/20

Yesterday, May 20, 2020, investigators assigned to the Detective Coordination Team, North and East Precinct's Neighborhood Response Teams and the Special Emergency Reaction Team conducted a search warrant in the 5600 block of Southeast 117 Avenue regarding an ongoing theft investigation.

During the service of the warrant, 20-year-old Daimarvion Lambert was taken into custody and evidence recovered.

During the continued investigation, 19-year-old Jazman Moore was arrested during a traffic stop later in the day.

The investigation continues but both suspects were lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on the below charges.

Lambert: 102 counts of identity theft, 8 counts of aggravated identity theft, 36 counts of forgery in the first degree, 66 counts of fraudulent use of a credit card and 26 counts of theft of first degree.

Moore: 20 counts of identity theft, 2 counts of aggravated identity theft, 14 counts of forgery in the first degree, 18 counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, 18 counts of theft in the first degree and 2 counts of computer crime.

Moore was posting recruitment ads on social media platforms to entice younger community members to offer their bank cards and PINs. Moore then deposited stolen and forged checks into bank accounts as way to get money. Many of those targeted were juveniles. In some instances the parents of these victims suffered huge losses from bank fees associated with overdraft charges.

"Our officers and detectives continue to work tirelessly to hold prolific suspects like these accountable for the disruption they cause in this community," said Assistant Chief of Investigations Andrew Shearer. "We do this to bring some comfort to the victims of these crimes."

This is an on-going investigation and no more information can be released at this time. But as a reminder, never give your debit card or PIN to strangers.

Attached Media Files: Moore.png , Lambert.png
Man Stabbed in the Back, Downtown, Suspect Outstanding - 05/20/20

On May 20, 2020, at 6:59 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to reports of a stabbing in the 300 block of West Burnside Street.

Officers arrived and located an adult male suffering from a stab wound to his back. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance. He has what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

Officers canvased the area and talked with witnesses. Officers learned the stabbing occurred under the Burnside Bridge just west of Natio Parkway. The crime scene was secured and PPB's Forensic Evidence Division responded and collected evidence.

It was also learned the victim was stabbed after a confrontation with the suspect. An unknown weapon was used. The suspect left the scene before police arrived.

The case has been forwarded to Assault Detail Detectives for follow-up. No other information is available at this time.

If anyone has any information about this assault, they are asked to call police non-emergency at 503-823-3333 or e-mail crimtips@portlandoregon.gov They should reference case number 20-166306.

###PPB###

Beckett
Beckett
PPB Seeking Community Help Regarding Missing Person from Irvington Neighborhood (Photo) - 05/19/20

Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is requesting information regarding a missing Portland resident and his vehicle.

53-year-old Thomas Beckett (photo) was last seen at his Portland residence on May 8, 2020. Beckett is described as a white male, 6'2" tall, and weighs approximately 225 pounds.

Detectives believe Beckett left his residence driving his maroon/gold 2000 Subaru Legacy with Oregon license plate JAEQ (Photo of a Similar Vehicle Attached). It is believed Beckett traveled to Seal Rock, Oregon sometime between May 8, 2020 and May 10, 2020.

If anyone has information with regard to the whereabouts of Beckett and/or his vehicle please contact Portland Police Bureau Detective Eric McDaniel at eric.mcdaniel@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0833.

###PPB###

Attached Media Files: Beckett , Similar Vehicle
Firearm Recovered
Firearm Recovered
PPB's East Neighborhood Response Team Arrests Felon for Firearm Possession (Photo) - 05/18/20

On Monday, May 18, 2020, at 2:16 p.m., Officers with PPB's East Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) conducted a traffic stop in the area of Southeast 97th Avenue and Southeast Pine Street. During the traffic stop, officers discovered the driver, who is a felon, was in possession of a 25 caliber semi-automatic handgun.

The driver was identified as 49 year-old Floyd Burks, Jr. He was booked at the Multnomah County Detention Center on one count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

###PPB###

Attached Media Files: Firearm Recovered , Burks
Artwork Returned
Artwork Returned
Central Neighborhood Response Team Returns Stolen Property to Owner Valued at over $45K (Photo) - 05/18/20

On Monday, May 18, 2020, members of PPB's Central Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) returned stolen items taken in a burglary to the rightful owner. The items are described as a Tiffany lamp shade, valued at an estimated $40-50,000 and a Max Bohm painting, whose art is on display at the Smithsonian and the National Gallery of Art, valued at an estimated $5,000.

The attached images are of the artwork and depict Officer Sahli of the Central Precinct Neighborhood Response Team. Officer Sahli had the pleasure of returning the valuable stolen property to the rightful owner.

These recoveries are related to the capture of a prolific burglar, 38 year-old Eric Lamberton, and property recovered after search warrants were executed on storage lockers. For more information about the arrest and property recovered, visit these previous press releases:
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/news/read.cfm?id=250755
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/news/read.cfm?id=250622

The Central Precinct NRT team continues to look into these cases in an attempt to reunite property owners with their stolen property.

###PPB###

Attached Media Files: Artwork Returned , Lamp shade , Artwork
Belsher
Belsher
PPB's North Precinct Officers Seize a Gun and Arrest Felon in the Parkrose Neighborhood (Photo) - 05/18/20

On May 17, 2020, at 11:20 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 13800 block of Northeast Marine Drive on a report of someone firing a gun into the Columbia River.

A witness who called 911 reported a subject fired a shot into the Columbia River and then drove off in a vehicle. The witness gave a description of the vehicle to dispatch. Portland Police Bureau's Air Support Unit was in the area and saw the described vehicle driving westbound on Northeast Marine Drive.

North Precinct officers went to the area where the described vehicle was driving and conducted a traffic stop. PPB's Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) came to assist in the investigation.
It was learned the driver of the vehicle is suspended, a felon, and had a gun in his vehicle.

23-year-old Andrew Marcus Belsher was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, and two counts of Reckless Endangerment.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team continues to interdict gun violence citywide.

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

### PPB ###

Attached Media Files: Belsher
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Lewis.png
Illegal Street Racing Suspects Arrested (Photo) - 05/18/20

Extra resources from North Precinct, Traffic Division, Air Support Unit, Oregon State Police and the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office patrolled North and Northeast Portland. Last night's directed patrol on May 17, 2020 resulted in 27 traffic stops, 24 traffic citations, 4 towed vehicles and 4 arrests.

Individuals arrested and lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center:

- Daniel Strugar, (18 years old), 1 count of reckless driving and 2 counts of reckless endangering

- Brandon Vargas-Sanchez, (18 years old), 1 count of reckless driving and 2 counts of reckless endangering

- Troy Starks, (31 years old), 1 count of reckless driving

- Alexander Lewis, (29 years old), 1 count of reckless driving, 1 count of reckless endangering and 1 count of driving under the influence of intoxications

These irresponsible driving practices can have a deadly outcome.

The Portland Police Bureau will continue its efforts in educating community members about the dangers of speed racing. This education will be conducted on our social media platforms and through one-on-one conversations with participants. But enforcement action will also continue against individuals who are suspected of committing crimes. The investigatory arm of this enforcement effort will be following up with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office after identifying suspects from previous incidents.

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

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

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

###PPB###

Attached Media Files: Lewis.png , Starks.png , Vargassanchez.png , Strugar.png
Update: More Details Released About Crash into River-Vehicle Recovered, Driver Missing - 05/17/20

The single-vehicle crash early this morning, which generated the Major Crash Team call-out, involved an SUV that left the roadway and went into the Columbia River just West of I-205 near Northeast Marine Drive. The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Dive Team responded to assist, but was unable to locate the driver.

The driver, an adult male, was believed to be the sole occupant of the vehicle. The involved vehicle was recovered from the scene.

The original release indicated the crash involved an individual who sustained life threatening injuries; this was an error and we deeply regret any confusion this may have caused. As stated above, the driver has not been accounted for.

###PPB###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGES BELOW###

Both east and west bound traffic lanes have been opened on Northeast Marine Drive, from Northeast 33 Avenue to Northeast 122 Avenue. The Portland Police Traffic Investigation Unit (TIU) will be the lead for this ongoing investigation.

No additional information is available at this time.

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


###PPB###


###Original Message Below###


On May 17, 2020, at 5:41 a.m., North Precinct officers respond to a crash on Northeast Marine Drive under the I-205 Highway overpass.

The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the area to assist in the traffic crash investigation involving an individual suffering life threatening injuries. Both east and west bound traffic lanes are closed on Marine Drive, from 33rd Avenue to 122nd Avenue. Roads are not expected to reopen until 12:00 p.m.

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.

###PPB###

Renardo A. Mitchell
Renardo A. Mitchell
Domestic Violence Suspect Arrested in Connection With Shooting in Glenfair Neighborhood (Photo) - 05/17/20

On May 15, 2020 at 11:34 p.m. East Precinct officers responded to the area of 15600 block of Southeast Stark Street on the report of shots fired. Officers arrived and located a crime scene. An investigation revealed multiple occupied units of an apartment building had bullet holes in them. Luckily, no one had been injured.

Portland Police Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) responded to the location. The investigation suggested there may have been a Domestic Violence component to the shooting and the Portland Police Special Victims Unit (SVU) Detectives were notified and took over the investigation.

SVU Detectives were able to determine the true nexus of this crime was domestic in nature. A search warrant was issued and resulted in the arrest of the suspected shooter 35-year-old Renardo A Mitchell. Mitchell was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on the charges of (DV) Attempted Murder (second degree), Possession of a Weapon by a Felon, (DV) Unlawful Use of a Weapon, (DV) Menacing, and (DV) Burglary (first degree).

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

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


###PPB###

Attached Media Files: Renardo A. Mitchell
Portland Police Seek Public Information on Shooting in East Portland's Centennial Neighborhood - 05/16/20

On May 15, 2020 at 1:16 p.m. East Precinct officers responded to the area of 17400 block of Southeast Division Street on the report of shots fired. Officers arrived and located a crime scene. A preliminary investigation revealed two vehicles were involved.

Portland Police Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) responded to the location and took over the investigation. It is unknown if there were any injuries during this incident, but an investigation revealed multiple rounds had been fired. GVRT is asking if anyone has information on this event or on the persons associated with these vehicles to please contact Detective Todd Teats at Todd.Teats@portlandoregon.gov .

The Gun Violence Reduction Team continues to interdict gun violence citywide.

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

### PPB ###

Update: Suspicious Item Recovered, Streets Re-opened in Portsmouth Neighborhood - 05/15/20

The suspicious item has been recovered. The scene and surrounding areas are safe. Traffic is opened in both directions. This is an ongoing investigation, there is no further information at this time.

###PPBPIO###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On May 15, 2020 at 12:35 p.m., North Precinct Officers responded to reports of a suspicious item in a bus shelter located near North Trenton Street and North Alaska Street. Responding Officers requested assistance from the Explosive Disposal Unit (EDU).

Officers have secured the scene and are requesting for community members to stay out of the vicinity. Traffic is closed in both directions between North Chautauqua Place and North Woolsey Avenue on North Alaska Street.

An updated news release will be published as more information becomes available. There is not an estimated time on when that update will be provided.

###PPB###

UPDATE: Deceased Person Identified in Fatal Crash in Woodlawn Neighborhood - 05/15/20

The person who died in the single vehicle crash early this morning was identified as Alex Steven Steckly, born 11/15/86. Family members have been notified.

Traffic Officers continue to investigate this fatal incident.

Traffic Officer Phillip Maynard is the lead investigator and can be reached at (503) 823-2216 or phillip.maynard@portlandoregon.gov

###PPB###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On May 15, 2020, at 1:41 a.m., North Precinct Officers responded to a single car crash at Northeast Columbia Boulevard and Northeast 17th Avenue.

Portland Police Bureau's Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to assist in the traffic crash investigation involving an individual suffering life threatening injuries.

Northeast Columbia Boulevard is closed from, Northeast 11th Avenue to Northeast 21st Avenue for both east and west bound traffic.

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.

###PPB###

Firearm
Firearm
PPB's Gun Violence Reduction Team Recovers a Firearm and a Stolen Vehicle in Parkrose Neighborhood (Photo) - 05/15/20

On May 14, 2020, at 8:04 p.m., officers with the Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) were conducting focused patrol in the Parkrose Neighborhood due to recent gun violence incidences in this area.

During this focused patrol, officers observed a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed. A police records check on the vehicle indicated it was listed as stolen. A traffic stop was conducted to recover the stolen vehicle at Northeast Sandy Boulevard and Northeast 102nd Avenue.

The stolen vehicle was occupied by three juveniles. During the investigation to recover the stolen vehicle, it was learned a loaded firearm was inside (Photo).

The stolen vehicle was returned to the owner. Two of the juveniles were released to their parents, and a 17-year-old male was lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Center on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Loaded Firearm in a Public Place.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team continues to interdict gun violence citywide.

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

### PPB ###

Attached Media Files: Firearm
Bike Theft 6
Bike Theft 6
Bicycles Recovered; Burglars Arrested during Bicycle "Chop Shop" Discovery in Portland's Foster-Powell Neighborhood (Photo) - 05/15/20

On May 13, 2020, a Portland Police Bureau Officer assigned to the Bike Theft Task Force (BTTF), responded to a burglary call where an expensive bicycle, along with a cell phone, were stolen from a residence. The investigating Officer conducted excellent follow-up; obtained suspect description, secured Ring video surveillance of the suspect, and learned the stolen cell phone last tracked to the 6500 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard.

On May 14, 2020, Bike Theft Task Force (BTTF) Officers went to the location of the cell phone to look for the stolen bicycle. Officers discovered a large bicycle "chop shop" (Photos) in and around a tent near the 6000 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard. Inside of the tent, Officers contacted 35-year-old Juan Garcia Cortes (Photo), who is known to them as a prolific burglar and bicycle thief. There was probable cause to arrest Garcia Cortes for several new counts of burglary for additional incidents where bicycles had been stolen. Garcia Cortes was arrested without incident.

Collectively, the officers on scene removed approximately 15 bikes/bike frames from the camp to include an expensive Cannondale road bicycle, valued at $4,000. This bicycle was reported stolen on May 6, 2020.

While working on the bicycle recoveries from this "chop shop", an officer on scene recognized another person in the tent, 46-year-old Craig Stephens (Photo), who was with Garcia Cortes during one of the burglaries from surveillance of the original crime. Stephens was arrested without incident.

The Cannondale bicycle was returned to a very grateful owner. The remaining bicycles were taken as confiscated property pending follow-up.

Garcia Cortes was lodged at MCDC on 10 counts of Burglary I, Criminal Mischief I, Theft I, and a warrant.

Stephens was lodged at MCDC on 1 count of Burglary I.

The Portland Police Bureau Bike Theft Task Force has a number of recommendations on preventing bicycle theft and important reminders to keep track of your serial numbers in the event of theft.

To learn more, please visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/66825 or visit their Instagram page @ppbbikethefttaskforce

###PPB##

Attached Media Files: Bike Theft 6 , Bike Theft 3 , Bike Theft 2 , Bike Theft 1 , Craig Stephens , Garcia Cortes
PPB Seeks Public's Input on Directives - 05/15/20

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: 5/15/20 -- 5/30/20
* Directive 416.00, Critical Incident -- Temporary Altered Duty

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.

Continuing To Hold Illegal Street Racers Accountable After Follow-up Investigations - 05/15/20

As previously messaged, the investigatory arm of PPB's illegal street racing effort continues to identify suspects from previous incidents. Today, May 15, 2020, we are announcing the arrests of 3 individuals after case follow-up:

- George Obeketang, 22, 1 count of reckless driving, 1 count of reckless endangering and 1 count of disorderly conduct in the second degree for an incident that occurred on the Fremont Bridge on 4/12/20.

- Treshawn Thomas, 21, 1 count of reckless driving, 1 count of reckless endangering and 1 count of disorderly conduct in the second degree for an incident that occurred on the Fremont Bridge on 4/12/20.

- Ayzaiah Walker, 21, 2 counts of reckless driving, 2 counts of reckless endangering and 1 count of disorderly conduct in the second degree for an incident that occurred on the Fremont Bridge on 4/12/20 and the 8900 block of North Ramsey Boulevard on 3/22/20.

Each individual was given a criminal citation but not lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

Video from all of three incidents is as follows:

Obeketang and his white sedan (with an individual hanging out of the passenger side window), 5:06- 5:28.

Thomas and his dark blue sedan, 8:00-9:00.

Walker and his bright yellow sedan, 7:05-7:40.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBDF-bedKCw

These arrests are related to irresponsible driving practices that can have a deadly outcomes.

The Portland Police Bureau will continue its efforts in educating community members about the dangers of speed racing. This education will be conducted on our social media platforms and through one-on-one conversations with participants. But enforcement action will also continue against individuals who are suspected of committing crimes. The investigatory arm of this enforcement effort will be following up with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office after identifying suspects from previous incidents.

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

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

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

###PPB###

UPDATED: Late Night Stabbing in the Buckman Neighborhood - 05/14/20

*Contact information for investigator added below.

On Thursday, May 14, 2020, at 1:58 a.m., Central Precinct Officers responded to reports of a stabbing in a convenience store in the 1000 block of Southeast Grand Avenue.

Officers arrived to the location and contacted an adult male nearby who had a stab wound to the chest. Officers quickly treated the wound by applying a chest seal and calling for an ambulance. The wounded male was transported to an area hospital for treatment of what is believed to be a non-life-threatening injury.

Officers learned a subject with a knife was still inside of the store. Officers safely and effectively gave commands to the subject who was taken into custody without incident.

The Portland Police Bureau Assault Detectives were notified and responded. Assault Detectives continue to look into the circumstances that led up to this incident. At this time, no one has been charged with any crimes related to this incident. This is an ongoing investigation.

Detective Jason Koenig will be heading this investigation. Anyone with information please contact Detective Koenig at (503)823-0889 or Jason.Koenig@portlandoregon.gov

###PPB###

Hensley
Hensley
Pedestrian Safety Crosswalk Mission Nets 25 Citations, 27 Warnings, 1 Arrest (Photo) - 05/14/20

On May 13, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division conducted a pedestrian safety crosswalk mission, focusing on the intersection of Northeast Halsey Street and Northeast 106th Avenue. This intersection is a posted 20 miles per hour zone.

During this traffic mission officers patrolled on motorcycles and utilized a decoy. The decoy, who is a PPB traffic officer, was able to identify when the driver did not stop for a pedestrian. The decoy also observed if the drivers were not wearing their seat belts or were using cell phones at the time of the incident.

Traffic officers issued a total of 25 citations, 27 written warnings, and one arrest.

During the mission a motorcyclist eluded traffic officers when they attempted to stop him for excessive speed. Officers did not pursue the vehicle, however after broadcasting the information the motorcycle was spotted by officers in the area of Northeast 102 Avenue and Northeast Fremont Street. Officers found the vehicle had crashed and the driver fled on foot. A perimeter was established and the rider was located and arrested after refusing medical treatment.

36-year-old Christopher D. Hensley (photo) was arrested for Reckless Driving, Attempting to Elude Police Officer (vehicle), Attempting to Elude Police Officer (foot), and Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver. Hensley was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

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

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

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

###PPB###

Attached Media Files: Hensley
Child Seat in Vehicle
Child Seat in Vehicle
UPDATED: Further Details Released about Shooting in Argay Neighborhood on Sunday-Public Help Needed (Photo) - 05/13/20

Investigators are providing further context related to the shooting investigation that occurred on Mother's Day, May 10, 2020, in the Argay Neighborhood. They are hoping this information helps to encourage community members to come forward with information and leads.

During this incident, the victim was shot while in close proximity to a vehicle; the victim's two-year old son was in the vehicle when the shooting occurred. The child was not injured and was released to his mother at the scene.

Investigators are interested in any information about his case. If anyone has any information regarding this shooting they are asked to contact Detective J.D. McGuire at jeff.mcguire@portlandoregon.gov or call the non-emergency phone number 503-823-0509.

"Shooting a father in front of his toddler-age son shocks the conscious and displays a disregard for humanity that is frankly disgusting" said Chief Andrew Shearer. "None of us should let this become the norm in Portland and we need our community to send a message that this will not be tolerated. We ask for Portlanders to provide tips that will lead to apprehension of the shooter responsible for this callous act and to support our partners who are working diligently to interrupt gun violence before it occurs."

As of May 13, 2020, PPB has responded to 189 verified shooting incidents, which is an increase from the 145 shootings recorded for the same time frame in 2019.

###PPB###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGES BELOW###

On May 10, 2020, at 12:26 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of 14000 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

PPB's Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) arrived to the location and took lead on the investigation.

It has been learned an adult male was shot in the back. The victim's injuries are serious but non life-threatening.

If anyone has any information regarding this shooting they are asked to contact Detective Jeffrey McGuire at jeff.mcguire@portlandoregon.gov or call the non-emergency phone number 503-823-3333.

###PPB###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On May 10, 2020 at 12:26 a.m. North Precinct officers responded to the area of 14000 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard. When officers arrived they found an adult male victim with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. The Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) responded to the incident and is continuing the investigation.

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

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team continues to interdict gun violence citywide.

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

### PPB ###

Attached Media Files: Child Seat in Vehicle
Medlin
Medlin
UPDATE: Correct Spelling of Suspects Name (Photo) - 05/12/20

The correct Spelling of the suspects name is listed below.

###Oriinal Message Below###

On May 12, 2020 at 7:35 a.m., officers assigned to the Transit Police Division responded to reports of an adult male breaking into the Snack Shack at the Gateway Transit Station.

When officers arrived at the location, the suspect saw the officers and ran. Officers pursued the suspect who fled into Winco Food Stores. The suspect ran into a stockroom with only one way in or out. Officers confronted the suspect in an attempt to take him into custody. The suspect turned towards the officers with his hands under his jacket and told officers he was going to shoot them.

Officers deployed a Conducted Electrical Weapon (CEW) and the suspect was taken into custody. The suspect did not have a weapon on him.

36 year-old Matthew Joseph Medlin was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Burglary II, Criminal Mischief I, Menacing, Disorderly Conduct II, and Resisting Arrest.

The Portland Police Bureau is appreciative for the ongoing support from community members who offer information regarding crimes in progress and ongoing investigations. If you see suspicious activity call the non-emergency phone number at 503-823-333.

###PPB###

Attached Media Files: Medlin
Central Patrol Oldtown
Central Patrol Oldtown
PPB Planning High Visibility, Focused Patrols in Old Town and Pearl Districts (Photo) - 05/12/20

The Portland Police Bureau is starting focused high visibility patrols in the Old Town and Pearl District neighborhoods on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. The goal of the focused patrols is to increase public safety in the area.

Community members who live in the Old Town, the Pearl District and the North Park Blocks area have reported a substantial increase in fear of violence and crime because of the aggressive nature of many individuals in the area. These concerns also detail substantial increase in visible open-air drug transactions, threats of violence, acts of violence, property crimes and generally feelings and perceptions of being unsafe in the area.

In order to address community member concerns, Officers assigned to the detail will focus on visibility, providing a uniform presence, engaging in community policing, and crime prevention. They will be proactively engaging with community members in the area to see if they are in need of connection to local resources.

Enforcement action is not the primary goal, however, if crimes are witnessed or a public safety issue is identified, officers will take action.

If community members are in need of resources for shelter, food, or other basic needs, they are encouraged to contact 2-1-1.

The photograph attached to this release is of Central Precinct Commander Mike Krantz and Central Precinct Officers who were conducting enhanced patrols on Thursday, May 7th in the 500 block of Northwest Everett Street (PHOTO).

###PPB###

Attached Media Files: Central Patrol Oldtown
Bud Lewis
Bud Lewis
Bud Lewis to Walk 100 Laps before his 100th Birthday in Support of Sunshine Division (Photo) - 05/12/20

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

AGELESS ICON, BUD LEWIS, WILL WALK 100 LAPS BEFORE HIS 100th BIRTHDAY TO RAISE MONEY IN SUPPORT OF HIS MOST BELOVED LOCAL NONPROFIT, SUNSHINE DIVISION.

Media Contact: Executive Director, Kyle Camberg at 503.577.6852
kyle@sunshinedivision.org


Portland's Bud Lewis has been referred to as "an ageless icon." And indeed, he is.

After serving in the South Pacific with the 41st Infantry Division during World War II, he became a Portland Police Officer, where he was eventually promoted to Commander of the Sunshine Division, which he served for ten years.

Sunshine Division is a nonprofit near and dear to Bud's heart. For nearly 100 years, it has provided emergency food and clothing to families and individuals in need throughout the Portland area. Bud's involvement has been a significant part of its operation and success.

On August 8th of this year, Bud will turn 100 years old! To celebrate his birthday in a big way, he has pledged to walk 100 laps around the Duniway Park Track before turning 100 years old. His goal is to raise money for Sunshine Division, so families who are facing hunger may receive the food they desperately need during this unprecedented time.

Bud shares, "Sunshine Division is important to me and our city. They offer valuable help to people in need and excellent opportunities for our police to have positive connections with the citizens of our city. I was Commander of the Sunshine Division from 1963 to 1973 and have been involved, very proudly, with it ever since. This is a unique time for all of us - locally, nationally, and internationally. I see what I am doing now as both seizing an opportunity to help further Sunshine Division's efforts and do something to celebrate my 100th birthday in a significant way. It's kind of like putting the frosting on the cake of my years."

Every day at 11:00 am, Bud can be found at Duniway Park Track, walking one lap per day (sometimes more, if he feels up to it!) to reach his goal of 100 laps by the time his 100th birthday arrives. Please see video link: https://youtu.be/y9oGGV8FdW8

Duniway is the perfect location for Bud because it holds great significance to him. When he was Commander of the Sunshine Division, he would often stop at Duniway to do laps around the track on his way home from work.

When August 8th rolls around, there will be much to celebrate as Bud will have completed 25 miles total, turned 100 years old, and hopefully raised a significant amount of funding to help support Sunshine Division's crisis response efforts!

For anyone interested in making a donation and helping to spread the word about Bud's Birthday Campaign, 100 laps to 100 years, please visit the link below:
https://secure.givelively.org/donate/sunshine-division-portland-police-dept/100-laps-to-100-years

Note: This campaign was inspired by Thomas Moore, popularly known as Captain Tom, a former British Army officer who helped raise money for charity in the run-up to his 100th birthday during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Media is invited to attend Bud's daily lap(s) around Duniway's track any day of the week at 11:00 am between now and August 8th, 2020. As possible, please wear masks and be physically distanced.

Duniway Park Track, SW 6th Avenue and Sheridan Street Portland, OR 97201

ABOUT SUNSHINE DIVISION

Sunshine Division has existed for nearly 100 years to offer emergency food during times of crisis, like what we are facing now. They are a nonprofit emergency food and clothing relief organization in a unique partnership with the Portland Police Bureau. They operate year-round to provide temporary relief, not only to Portland individuals and families who lack essential food and clothing but also to more than 70 food-relief agencies in five counties. Thanks to generous donations of food and finances from both individuals and corporations, the 97-year-old charity receives, manages, and distributes food to nearly 67,000 households every year. Through their two food pantries, two school-based programs that provide free food for children experiencing homelessness, and with the assistance of Portland Police Officers who distribute emergency food boxes year-round and participate in the Izzy's Kid's "Shop with a Cop" program that supports nearly 500 low-income children throughout the year, they served over 200,000 families and individuals last year.

For information about obtaining temporary food relief, and/or donating to support Sunshine Division's efforts, please visit their website at https://sunshinedivision.org/

###PPB###

Attached Media Files: Bud Lewis
Casings in Street
Casings in Street
UPDATE: New Investigator Contact Information (Photo) - 05/12/20

Please see below for new lead investigator contact information.

###Original Message Below###

On May 11, 2020, at about 5:56 p.m., East Precinct Officers responded to reports of shots fired in the area of Northeast 63rd Avenue and Hoyt Street. When officers arrived they located four .45 caliber casings in the street (Photo).

Officers from PPB's Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) arrived to the location and took lead on the investigation.

It was learned at about 5:30 p.m., a resident in the 700 block of Northeast 63rd Avenue, talked to an unknown female who was picking flowers in their front yard without permission. The resident asked the woman to stop picking the flowers, which were large purple Iris plants (Photo). The woman left in a white 4-door hatchback driving southbound on Northeast 63rd Avenue (Photo).

At about 5:56 p.m., a similar white hatchback drove by and fired 4 gunshots in front of the resident's house. The white hatchback was driving northbound on Northeast 63rd Avenue (Photo). A witness stated the vehicle was driven by a woman.

A video of the vehicles driving by the residence can be viewed here:
https://youtu.be/bBsNx-9fn9A

Officers did not locate any property damage and evidence supports most likely the shooter fired into the air.

GVRT officers are asking anyone with information about the two different vehicles, the woman picking the flowers, or the woman who shot the firearm to contact Sgt. Duilio at 503-823-2109 or ken.duilio@portlandoregon.gov .

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Attached Media Files: Casings in Street , Flowers , Southbound Car , Northbound Car
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UPDATE: Air Support Unit Video Released (Photo) - 05/12/20

PPB is releasing video from our Air Support Unit that captured this crash.

Patrol vehicles were not attempting to make a traffic stop at the time of the crash and no injuries were sustained. All four occupants of the vehicle were accounted for that night. The vehicle was estimated to be going well over 90 mph when it crashed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PIEH0GZ78E&feature=youtu.be

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###
Extra resources from North Precinct, Traffic Division, Air Support Unit and other local law enforcement agencies patrolled North and Northeast Portland. Last night's directed patrol on May 10, 2020 resulted in 28 traffic stops, 16 traffic citations, 1 towed vehicle and 1 arrest. Officers did experience a considerable reduction in the amount of participators and spectators relating to this type of activity.

Individual arrested:

- Female juvenile, (17 years old), 1 count of reckless driving, 1 count of criminal mischief in the second degree, 3 counts of reckless endangering and 1 count of hit and run. These charges were the result of the pictured crash in the 6100 block of North Marine Drive where no injuries were sustained.

These irresponsible driving practices can have a deadly outcome.

The Portland Police Bureau will continue its efforts in educating community members about the dangers of speed racing. This education will be conducted on our social media platforms and through one-on-one conversations with participants. But enforcement action will also continue against individuals who are suspected of committing crimes. The investigatory arm of this enforcement effort will be following up with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office after identifying suspects from previous incidents.

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

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

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

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Attached Media Files: Crashed_Car.JPG
UPDATE: Officers Respond to Shooting in Cully Neighborhood - 05/11/20

On May 9, 2020 at 11:51 p.m. North Precinct officers responded to the area of 5000 block of Northeast Killingsworth Street on a report of a shooting.

PPB's Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) arrived to the location and took lead on the investigation.

It has been learned an adult male was shot in the face during an altercation at the location. The victim's injuries are serious but non life-threatening. The suspect in this altercation fled the scene following the shooting, and before officers arrived.

If anyone has any information regarding this shooting they are asked to contact Detective Brent Christensen at 503-823-2087 or brent.christensen@portlandoregon.gov

###PPB###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On May 9, 2020 at 11:51 p.m. North Precinct officers responded to the area of 5000 block of Northeast Killingsworth Street on a report of a shooting.

When officers arrived they found an adult male victim with a gunshot wound in a residence. The victim was transported to a hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. The Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) responded to the incident and is continuing the investigation.

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

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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UPDATE: Death Investigation in the St. Johns Neighborhood, One Individual Deceased - 05/09/20

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Officer's office has determined the individual from the death investigation in the St. Johns Neighborhood was death by suicide.

Bobby Lee Hillman, age 25, died as the result from what appears to be a self-inflicted injury with a knife.

The investigation is concluding based upon this information. Other family members have been notified of the death.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable.

The Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center is available 24 hours a day at 503-988-4888.

If you or someone you know is in mental health crisis please visit Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare's Urgent Walk-In Clinic. The clinic is located at 4212 SE Division and is open from 7am to 10:30pm, 7 days a week. Services are free and available to individuals of all ages.

Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###


On May 8, 2020, at 11:39 p.m., North Precinct Officers responded to the 9500 block of N Lombard Street on reports that someone was stabbed in the area. When officers arrived they found an adult male victim with a stab wound. The victim was pronounced deceased.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Detail responded and took over the investigation. More details and an update will be provided as appropriate for the investigation.

If anyone has information regarding this investigation and has not been contacted by investigators, they are asked to contact Detective Todd Gradwahl at 503-823-0991, todd.gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov or detective Travis Law at 503-823-0395, travis.law@portlandoregon.gov .

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Mancera
Portland Police Arrest Suspect of Domestic Violence Stabbing in Northwest Portland (Photo) - 05/09/20

On Saturday, May 9, 2020, at 12:18 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 2000 Block of Northwest Everett Street on a Domestic Disturbance call involving a knife, where a male was said to have been stabbed.

Officers arrived and made contact with the victim, who had a knife protruding from his shoulder. Officers also made contact with the suspect, a female at the same location. Officers took the suspect into custody. The victim was transported to an area hospital by ambulance with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries. A knife was recovered and taken as evidence.

Domestic Violence Reduction Unit (DVRU) Detectives were notified and responded. The suspect, 47-year-old Michelle L. Mancera (photo), was arrested and lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center. Mancera was charged with: Assault in the Second Degree (Domestic Violence), Menacing (Domestic Violence), and Unlawful Use of a Weapon (Domestic Violence).

The Portland Police Bureau wants to remind the community Domestic Violence resources are available. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. Other resources include: Call to Safety, (888) 235-5333, https://calltosafety.org/ or Proyecto UNICA, a bilingual 24/7 crisis line, (503) 232-4448, https://www.projectunica.org/

For more information about DVRU and resources, visit: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/35679

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Attached Media Files: Mancera
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murdock
Suspect Arrested After Lighting Vehicles on Fire (Photo) - 05/08/20

On Friday, May 8, 2020 at 12:44 a.m., East Precinct officers responded with Portland Fire & Rescue to the 16000 block of Southeast Division Street on a report of a vehicle on fire. The suspect, 25-year-old Sierra Nicole Murdock, was immediately located and taken into custody near the scene.

Through their investigation, officers learned about a second vehicle that had been on fire nearby in the 2400 Block of Southeast 115th Avenue. Residents were able to extinguish this fire on their own.

Investigators with Portland Fire & Rescue and the Portland Police Bureau Fire Investigation Unit identified Murdock as the suspect in a previous similar incident.

Murdock was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center three counts of Arson in the Second Degree, three counts of Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle, Theft in the Third Degree, and Harassment.

This is an on-going investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Meredith Hopper at Meredith.hopper@portlandoregon.gov or (503)823-3408.

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Attached Media Files: murdock
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East Precinct's NRT Recovers Firearm, Drugs, and Stolen Bicycle -- Four Suspects Arrested (Photo) - 05/08/20

On Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 1:13 p.m., East Precinct's Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle. The vehicle eluded officers after stopping and letting two passengers out.

The vehicle was located a short time later and the driver was taken into custody. The investigation led officers to a nearby hotel where they located additional people including the two passengers that were in the vehicle at the time of the initial traffic stop.

Officers recovered a loaded firearm, 26.8 grams of Methamphetamine, 1.1 grams of Heroin, and a stolen bicycle that was valued at $1,700. The bicycle was returned to the owner.

36-year-old Enrique Hernandezcortez was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Delivery of Methamphetamine, and Possession of Methamphetamine.

38-year-old Robert Jose Reed was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Delivery of Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Delivery of Heroin, and Possession of Heroin.

32-year-old Martine Barrera was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Delivery of Methamphetamine.

A 20-year-old female was cited and released for Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Heroin.

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Attached Media Files: firearm , drugs , bicycle , hernandezcortez , reed , barrera
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UPDATE: Central Precinct's NRT Arrests Burglary Suspect -- Recovers $56,000 worth of Stolen Property (Photo) - 05/08/20

PPB is releasing photos of the stolen property.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE###

On Tuesday, May 5, 2020, Central Precinct's Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) identified and arrested 38-year-old Eric Michael Lamberton for his involvement in multiple burglaries. A search of his vehicle revealed items that were stolen during a burglary the night before.

Through their investigation, officers obtained information about storage units that Lamberton was using to store additional stolen items. Officers served search warrants on two of those storage units and located approximately $56,000 worth of contractor tools that were believed to have be stolen during burglaries.

Lamberton was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on five counts of Burglary in the First Degree and two counts of Theft in the First Degree.

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Attached Media Files: lamberton , property , property , property
Pedestrian Safety Crosswalk Mission Nets 33 Citations and 24 Warnings - 05/08/20

On May 6, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division conducted a Pedestrian Safety Crosswalk Mission focusing on the intersections of:
Southeast Hawthorne Street and Southeast 43th Avenue
Southeast Division Street and Southeast 68th Avenue

The above intersections were chosen for this Pedestrian Safety Crosswalk Mission due to the fatal pedestrian crashed within the last several years.

In 2016 a young girl was crossing the street in the crosswalk at the Hawthorne intersection. The girl was struck by a vehicle and killed.

In 2015 a flagger was working in the Division intersection. They were struck by a vehicle and killed.

During this traffic mission officers patrolled on motorcycles and utilized a decoy. Traffic officers issued a total of 33 citations, with 49 charges, and 19 written warnings.

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

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

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

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Explosives
UPDATE: PPB Releases Additional Details Regarding Explosives Investigation (Photo) - 05/07/20

The Portland Police Bureau has received significant feedback from the community regarding this investigation. To add more context, officers responded to several reports of explosives being thrown from a vehicle in the area of Northeast 6th Avenue and Northeast Davis Street. This is an area that is heavily populated with houseless community members and there was concern that houseless individuals were in danger as a result.

Community members also expressed concerns about the explosives that were seized. The Portland Police Bureau would like to inform the public that these explosives have the potential to cause significant property damage as well as physical injury. For this reason, the Metropolitan Explosive Disposal Unit responded to collect and safely discard these explosives.

It is important for the community to be aware that not all of the details of an ongoing criminal investigation are immediately available for public release. Investigators must retain certain details as to not compromise the integrity of an investigation.

This investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information about similar incidents, investigators are interested in those details. Please contact Portland Police Bureau Detective Meredith Hopper at Meredith.hopper@portlandoregon.gov or (503) 823-3408 or Portland Fire & Rescue Investigator Jason Andersen at Jason.andersen@portlandoregon.gov.

###PPB###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE###

On Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at 11:58 a.m., Central Precinct Officers responded to a report of a very loud explosion in the area of Northeast 6th Avenue and Davis Streets. Information was provided that there were other similar noises in the days prior and it was not believed to be related to construction noise.

One of the other incidents was on May 1 at around 1:41 p.m., where a loud explosion was heard, but nothing was located by responding officers at the time. There were no reported injuries.

Central Precinct Officers followed up on some leads and identified a possible suspect and suspect vehicle. Information was gathered about a green Ford Explorer with Oregon plate UYC105 that was related to the incidents. Officers contacted investigators with the Fire Investigations Unit for assistance.

Investigators with the Portland Fire & Rescue and Portland Police Bureau Fire Investigation Unit followed up on the incidents and continued the investigation. In the afternoon of May 5, the suspect was arrested and his apartment was searched. Several hundred explosive devices, similar to large fireworks, were located and seized (PHOTO). Members of the Metropolitan Explosive Disposal Unit responded to safely gather the explosives.

69 year-old Thomas Huskey was charged with three counts each of Possession of a Destructive Device and Manufacture of a Destructive Device (PHOTO). He was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center.

If anyone has information about similar incidents, investigators are interested in those details. Please contact Portland Police Bureau Detective Meredith Hopper at Meredith.hopper@portlandoregon.gov or (503) 823-3408 or Portland Fire & Rescue Investigator Jason Andersen at Jason.andersen@portlandoregon.gov.

This is an on-going investigation and investigators hope to learn more about the motive and whether or not there are additional cases.

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Attached Media Files: Explosives , Huskey Photo
Officers Convince Armed Man in Crisis to Relinquish Weapons - 05/07/20

On May 6, 2020 at 9:00 p.m. a 38-year-old man approached a Police Officer in front of Central Precinct. The man was determined to be in crisis and additional officers were called to assist. The man soon pulled two knives out and challenged the officers to shoot him. Officers kept their distance and the area was isolated to provide community safety.

A Portland Police Bureau Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT) officer was able to engage the person in conversation. After about an hour of communication the man put the knives down and was taken into custody. The man was transported to an area hospital on a Police Officer's Hold pending a mental health evaluation.

The Police Bureau has volunteer officers from a variety of patrol assignments on the Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT). These officers are the first responders dispatched by 9-1-1 to crisis calls that are determined to be related to an individual with mental illness. ECIT officers receive additional training in order to; identify risks during a behavioral crisis, utilize crisis communication techniques to help deescalate a person in crisis, and have knowledge of available community resources.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts.

The Multnomah County Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day at 503-988-4888.

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Firearm
Firearm
Officers Arrest Felon and Seize Gun in Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood (Photo) - 05/07/20

On May 6, 2020, at 4:44 p.m., Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) officers learned a vehicle that was involved in a theft from a business, on February 6, 2020, was in the area of Southeast Harold Street and Southeast 117th Avenue. The suspect vehicle from the theft was parked in a hazardous manner partially blocking the road.

GVRT officers conducted a traffic stop and learned the occupant of the vehicle had three felony warrants for his arrest. The occupant was taken into custody.

Due to the vehicle partially blocking the road, it was towed as a hazard. Officers inventoried the vehicle and found a loaded semi-automatic firearm (Photo). The firearm was sized as evidence.

21-year-old Josiah Pittman (Photo) was arrested and booked into Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Pittman also had a warrant out of Multnomah County for Felony Domestic Violence Strangulation, a warrant out of Marion County for Felony Theft I, and a warrant out of Washington County for two counts of Felony Identity Theft.

The business theft from February is an ongoing investigation.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team continues to interdict gun violence citywide.

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Attached Media Files: Firearm , Firearm with magazine , Pittman
Shooting Investigation Underway in the Hazelwood Neighborhood, One Individual Injured - 05/06/20

On May 6, 2020, at 7:27 p.m., East Precinct Officers responded to the area of Southeast Ash Street and Southeast 122nd Avenue on reports that shots were fired in the area.

When officers arrived they soon learned an adult female victim was taken to a nearby hospital with a gunshot wound. The victim's medical status is serious but non-life threatening.

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

Officers have secured the crime scene and the Gun Violence Reduction Team is responding to assist in the investigation.

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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PPB Investigating Vandalisms that Appears to be Biased in Nature to a Church in the Multnomah Neighborhood - 05/06/20

On Sunday, May 3, 2020, at 7:35 a.m., Central Precinct Officers responded to the 6900 block of Southwest Capitol Highway regarding reports of a vandalism to a church. The church was vandalized with paint on the front doors and on the sides of the building.

On Wednesday May 6, 2020, at 3:58 a.m., Central Precinct Officers responded to the same church in the 6900 block of Southwest Capitol Highway on reports of another vandalism. The church had a brick thrown through the window.

Due to the content and nature of the vandalisms, PPB is investigating these incidents as potential bias crimes.

The Portland Police Bureau's Detective Division is continuing the investigation. Anyone with information should contact Bias Crimes Detective Jeff Sharp at 503-823-9773 or at jeff.sharp@portlandoregon.gov . Or Detective Shaye Samora at 503-823-0768 or at shaye.samora@portlandoregon.gov .

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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Shooting Investigation Underway in The Buckman Community Neighborhood, One Individual Injured - 05/05/20

Central Precinct Officers have responded to the area of Southeast Ankeny Street and Southeast 13th Avenue on reports that shots were fired in the area. When officers arrived they found an adult male victim with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a hospital by ambulance. The victim's medical status is serious, but non-life threatening.

Officers have secured the crime scene and the Gun Violence Reduction Team is responding to assist in the investigation. Southeast Ankeny Street is closed to all traffic between Southeast 12th Avenue and Southeast 14th Avenue.

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.

###PPB###

Update: Shooting Incident Determined to be Murder-Suicide - 05/05/20

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Officer's office has determined two related family members died yesterday in what appears to be a murder-suicide event.

William O'Connor, age 52, died as the result of homicide by gunfire. It is believed his father, Michael O'Connor, was responsible for his death.

Michael O'Connor, age 78, died as the result of suicide by gunfire.

The investigation is concluding based upon this information. Other family members have been notified of the deaths.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable.

The Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center is available 24 hours a day at 503-988-4888.

If you or someone you know is in mental health crisis please visit Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare's Urgent Walk-In Clinic. The clinic is located at 4212 SE Division and is open from 7am to 10:30pm, 7 days a week. Services are free and available to individuals of all ages.

Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Monday, May 4, 2020, at 7:37 a.m., North Precinct Officers responded to the report of two subjects shot in a residence in the 13600 block of Northeast Milton Street.

Officers located two male adults shot at the location. They were both pronounced deceased at the scene. The firearm believed to be involved in the incident was recovered.

The involved males were known to each other and there is no identified on-going risk to the community.

Detectives with the Homicide Detail responded to the scene to assist. They are working with the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office on this case.

If anyone has information related to this investigation, please contact Homicide Detective Brad Clifton at brad.clifton@portlandoregon.gov or at (503) 823-0696.

More details about the identities of those involved and circumstances will be released after the Medical Examiner's review.

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GVRT Identifies and Arrests Shooting Suspect from New Year's Day (Photo) - 05/05/20

The Portland Police Bureau's Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) continues to investigate a shooting that occurred on January 1, 2020 at 12:21 a.m. in the 12400 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard. One person suffered serious injuries as a result of this shooting.

Investigators learned that there was an altercation in a nearby parking lot prior to the shooting. The suspect then fled the area in a vehicle.

GVRT detectives identified the suspect as 27-year-old Johnny Wayne Ramsey II.

On Monday, May 4, 2020, Ramsey was arrested for his involvement in this shooting. Ramsey was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Attempted Murder, Assault in the First Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

This was one of seven overnight shootings in the City of Portland on New Year's Day.

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Attached Media Files: ramsey
Description of Orvis
Description of Orvis
PPB's Central Precinct Officers Apprehend Burglary Suspect -- Stolen Property Recovered (Photo) - 05/05/20

On May 5, 2020, at 4:38 a.m., Central Precinct Officers responded to the report of an alarm call at a restaurant in the 600 block of Southeast Main Street.

When officers arrived the back door was open. With the assistance of a K9 unit the building was cleared and no suspects were inside.

The owner of the restaurant responded to the location quickly. The owner reviewed security footage with officers. A description of the suspect who was inside the restaurant at the time of the burglary was provided to officers.

It was learned an Apple iPad was stolen during the burglary. With the assistance of the owner the iPad was able to be tracked. When officers were in the area of where the iPad was presumed to be, the owner of the restaurant was able to send a loud alert to the iPad.

Officers heard the sound coming from the iPad. The suspect matching the description from the security footage (photo) was walking in the area of Southeast 10th Avenue and Market Street. Officers were able to take the suspect into custody and the iPad was recovered (photo).

26 year-old Shayne Edward Orvis (photo) was booked into Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Burglary II, Theft II, and three warrants out of Multnomah County.

Commercial burglaries throughout Portland have increased in the past month compared to the same time period in the last three years.

PPB encourages business to take extra precautions during this time of pandemic. Detective Darren Posey with the Burglary Task Force provided tips on securing property in this recent podcast: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/news/read.cfm?id=250710

The Police Bureau also has posted tips to help secure your business if it has been temporarily closed: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/757296

Community members are encouraged to:
* Report suspicious activity happening in your neighborhood to the police by calling 9-1-1.
* Report all incidents of theft by calling the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333 or by reporting online by visiting http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/cor

The Portland Police Bureau also publishes open data on crimes, including Burglary. This information can be found at this link: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/71978 The information can be searched by neighborhood.

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Attached Media Files: Description of Orvis , iPad , Orvis
UPDATE: Traffic Officers Assist in Investigating Crash on Marine Drive - 05/04/20

PPB's traffic officers responded to the location and assisted with the traffic crash investigation. The major crash team did not respond.

More about this crash and the driver, Saverchenko, can be found here:

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/news/read.cfm?id=250741

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE###

On May 3, 2020 at 10:07 a.m. North Precinct officers responded to reports of a single car roll over crash.

PPB Traffic Officers are investigating crash in the area of the 7200 block of Northeast Marine Drive to assist in the traffic crash investigation involving three individual suffering from serious physical injuries.

Both southbound and northbound Marine Drive from Northeast 33rd Avenue to 122nd Avenue is shutdown.

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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PPB Arrests Sexual Assault Suspect in Mt. Tabor Park (Photo) - 05/04/20

On May 3, 2020 at 6:26 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to Mt. Tabor Park on reports of a sexual assault.

It was reported an adult female was walking on the southeast side of Mt. Tabor Park when she was attacked by the suspect who was walking in the same area.

The woman was physically moved by the suspect to nearby vegetation off the road and was sexually assaulted. The woman yelled for help and nearby community members intervened to prevent the suspect from further assaulting her.

The community members who helped the victim ensured the suspect stayed at the location. When officers arrived, they were able to quickly assist the victim and take the suspect into custody.

19 year-old Malik Jabarr Hughes (Photo) was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Attempt Rape, Kidnapping, and two counts of Sex Abuse.

This investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information regarding this assault please contact Detective Nathan Wollstein at Nathan.wollstein@portlandoregon.gov or at (503) 545-3482.

"Stranger on stranger sexual assaults are not common in Portland. The selfless actions of these individuals to respond immediately to help a person in need is commendable," said Chief Jami Resch. "I extend my sincere gratitude to those who assisted in the intervention and capture of this violent suspect."

The Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit consists of sworn personal and victim advocates who apply a victim-centered approach to reporting and investigating sexual assaults. For more information about the unit, go to this link: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/69979

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

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

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

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

To learn more information about these programs, call 503-823-0260 or visit http://www.portlandonline.com/police/womenstrength

If you are a victim of a sex crime and had sexual assault kit collected, you have an option to know the status of your sexual assault kit. Please call 503-823-0125 or email roseproject@portlandoregon.gov

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PPB Cold Case Homicide Detectives Identify Suspect in 20 year-old Homicide with Forensic Geneology-Arrest Made (Photo) - 05/04/20

On July 6, 1999, Mark J. Dribin, a 42 year-old Portland resident, was reported missing. After a search of his residence revealed suspicious circumstances, Dribin, as well as his vehicle, remained missing. Dribin's residence and recovered vehicle were forensically processed and analyzed, by the Bureau's Forensic Evidence Division and the Oregon State Police Crime Lab.

The missing person case was reclassified to a homicide and the subsequent investigation garnished DNA evidence, but it was and remained unidentified in the national DNA database (CODIS). After a lengthy investigation, the case went cold. For more details about this case, visit this link: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/457951

In March of 2019, the case was reopened by the Portland Police Bureau's Cold Case Unit and the DNA evidence was submitted for Forensic Genetic Genealogy analysis. Further investigative leads were developed and the Oregon State Police Forensic Services Division continued DNA analysis.

On May 4th, 2020, 52 year-old Christopher Lovrien was arrested by the US Marshall's Office and charged with the Murder of Mark Dribin. Due to the ongoing investigative process, no further details will be provided at this time.

Mark Dribin's family has been notified of the arrest and respectfully ask for privacy at this time. They are not interested in speaking with media.

Cold Case Detectives are asking anyone who might have information regarding the homicide of Mark Dribin to contact Detective Brendan McGuire at 503-823-0869 or email brendan.mcguire@portlandoregon.gov

"The apprehension of a murder suspect after twenty years highlights the on-going commitment and persistence of PPB's Cold Case Homicide Unit investigators," said Chief Jami Resch. "We are grateful for the assistance from the Oregon State Crime Lab and US Marshall's Service members in helping us to identify and capture this violent offender. If anyone has information about other unsolved homicides, please reach out with information. Closing these cases by identifying and arresting those responsible can help the family and friends of those who have died by providing some answers and closure."

In May 2018, the Cold Case Unit first used Forensic Genetic Genealogy analysis in solving the 1979 murder of Anna Marie Hlavka.

About the Cold Case Homicide Detail:
Detectives assigned to the Cold Case Homicide Detail continue to work on homicide cases where the trail may have gone cold. Their motto is: We Don't Give Up; We Never Give Up.

Witnesses may contact Cold Case Homicide Detail investigators directly at (503) 823-0400. To remain anonymous, witnesses may provide information through Crime Stoppers of Oregon.
Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.
Information about this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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

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

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Attached Media Files: Lovrien Photo , Dribin Photo
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PPB Releases New Special Edition Podcast with Partners on Response During COVID-19 (Photo) - 05/04/20

The Portland Police Bureau is releasing a new special edition Talking Beat podcast featuring discussions with its partners about response during this pandemic. The podcast features interviews with:

Director Bob Cozzie, Bureau of Emergency Communications

Fire Marshall AJ Jackson, Portland Fire & Rescue

PPB Chief Jami Resch


The podcast can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/760302

The Police Bureau continues to add podcasts; episodes can be downloaded from all the popular podcast directories. The Bureau has released podcasts regarding the new homeless liaison, Gun Violence Reduction Team, driving under the influence of intoxicants, domestic violence, the Sexual Assault Unit, demonstrations, hiring and recruiting, traffic, the Behavioral Health Unit, the Sunshine Division, and interviews with the Precinct Commanders.


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Continuing Enforcement Efforts Around Illegal Street Racing (Photo) - 05/04/20

Extra resources from North Precinct, Traffic Division, Air Support Unit and other local law enforcement agencies patrolled North and Northeast Portland. Last night's directed patrol on May 3, 2020 resulted in 17 traffic stops, 7 traffic citations, 6 vehicles towed and 5 arrests.

Individuals arrested:

- Angulo-Hernandez, Jorge,18, 1 count of reckless driving

- Brugh, Kevin, 19, 1 count of reckless driving

- Barajas-Alvarez, Francisco, 20, 1 count of reckless driving and 1 count of reckless endangering

- Saverchenko, Tanya, 25, criminally cited for 1 count of DUII and 1 count of reckless driving (picture of her rolled over car is attached)

- Liepold, Randy Lee, 31, 1 count of reckless driving, 1 count of reckless endangering and 1 count of criminally driving while suspended

These irresponsible driving practices can have a deadly outcome.

The Portland Police Bureau will continue its efforts in educating community members about the dangers of speed racing. This education will be conducted on our social media platforms and through one-on-one conversations with participants. But enforcement action will also continue against individuals who are suspected of committing crimes. The investigatory arm of this enforcement effort will be following up with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office after identifying suspects from previous incidents.

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

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

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

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Portland Police Gun Violence Reduction Team Recovers a Firearm in a Traffic Stop in Mill Park Neighborhood (Photo) - 05/02/20

During the evening of May 1, 2020, Portland Police Bureau Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) officers were conducting focused patrol in an area of East Precinct where recent gun violence incidents have taken place.

Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle near Southeast 127 Avenue and Southeast Stark Street at 7:40 p.m. The vehicle eluded police, but was soon located in a business parking lot a short distance away. Officers coordinated a search with the assistance of patrol officers and a canine unit, and were able to locate and arrest the driver. Officers located a .9mm Ruger EC9s handgun discarded on the search path (photo) and also learned the vehicle had struck another car prior to parking in this location.

19-year-old Faisal Osman (photo) was charged with Reckless Driving, Fail to Perform Duty of a Driver, and Attempting to Elude Police. Osman was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team continues to interdict gun violence citywide.

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Attached Media Files: Osman.jpg , Ruger 9mm
Shooting Investigation Underway, One Individual Injured - 05/02/20

North Precinct officers have responded to the area of 1800 block of North Columbia Boulevard. When officers arrived they found an adult male victim with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a 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.

Officers have secured the crime scene and a limited deployment of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) responded to assist patrol units. The Portland Police Bureau Gun Violence Reduction Team has been notified and will assist in the investigation. The Southbound entrance ramp to Interstate 5 Freeway will be closed from North Colombia Boulevard.

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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Person in Crisis Threatening With Knives Taken into Custody, Transported to Hospital - 05/01/20

A woman who was threatening herself and others with two knives was transported to a hospital after successful negotiations by Portland Police officers.

On Friday, May 1, 2020 at 7:51p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a woman who had two knives and was threatening to cut herself and others in the parking lot of a convenience store in the 9100 block of North Lombard Street. As officers were responding, they learned that she had run into the street and was chasing cars with the knives.

Officers closed the street and established a perimeter while officers with specialized Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT) training began negotiating with her. She refused to drop the knives, so the Incident Commander activated the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) and the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT).

While specialized resources were still enroute, ECIT officers continued negotiating with the adult female. Before the teams fully deployed, at 9:40p.m., the woman agreed to drop the knives, and officers were able to get her into protective custody. She was transported to a hospital by ambulance for treatment. She is not facing any criminal charges. No one was injured.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable.

The Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center is available 24 hours a day at 503-988-4888.
If you or someone you know is in mental health crisis please visit Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare's Urgent Walk-In Clinic. The clinic is located at 4212 SE Division and is open from 7am to 10:30pm, 7 days a week. Services are free and available to individuals of all ages.

Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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


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UPDATE: GVRT Arrests a Third Person in February Shooting (Photo) - 05/01/20

On Friday, May 1, 2020, the Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT), and Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) served a warrant in the 4700 block of Northeast Prescott Street and arrested a third shooter in this investigation. Officers recovered key pieces of evidence at the residence including three additional handguns (Photos).

A 17-year-old male was taken into custody and lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Center on six counts of Attempted Murder, six counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon (firearm), Menacing, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Firearm in a Public Place (City Code).

"This is another recent example of the Gun Violence Reduction Team's steadfast commitment to protect this community," said Assistant Chief Andrew Shearer. "Today with the help of SERT and CNT, officers were able to arrest a third person in this shooting, remove multiple firearms off of our streets, and make Portland a safer place."

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On February 3, 2020 members of the Portland Police Bureau's Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) responded to the intersection of Northeast Cully Boulevard and Northeast Killingsworth Street to investigate a shooting. There were no injuries. Several occupied structures were struck by gunfire. GVRT officers described the incident as, "A conflict between two groups that involved multiple shooters."

Through continued investigation the identification of the shooters was determined.

On March 2, 2020, 21 year-old Said Salah (PHOTO) was located and arrested by GVRT. Salah was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Menacing, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, and two counts of Attempt Murder.

On March 19, 2020 GVRT's investigation continued to develop and the location of the second shooter was learned. Police Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) affected the safe custody of the suspect and secured the residence for a search warrant. Investigators recovered key pieces of evidence in the investigation including a semiautomatic firearm (PHOTO).

A Male juvenile was lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Center on charges of Attempt Murder, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Menacing, and Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public.

As of March 23, 2020 there have been 113 incidents of Gun Violence within the City of Portland.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team continues to interdict gun violence citywide.

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Attached Media Files: SERT , Firearm , Firearm , Firearm
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Decoy
Pedestrian Safety Crosswalk Mission Nets 27 Citations, 19 Warnings, 1 Arrest (Photo) - 04/30/20

On April 29, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division conducted a pedestrian safety crosswalk mission focusing on the intersections of:
Southeast Hawthorne Street and Southeast 38th Avenue
Southeast Foster Street and Southeast 65th Avenue

The Hawthorne intersection has a painted crosswalk on the road. The Foster intersection has a painted crosswalk on the road, a warning light, and a safety island for pedestrians.

During this traffic mission officers patrolled on motorcycles and utilized a decoy (Photo). Traffic officers issued a total of 27 citations and 19 written warnings. 7 drivers were cited for driving while suspended, and one driver was arrested on a warrant out of Troutdale for Criminal Mischief.

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

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

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

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Attached Media Files: Decoy
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Glock .380
Portland Police East Precinct Arrests Suspect with Stolen Gun in Powelhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood (Photo) - 04/30/20

On April 29, 2020 East Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) worked in coordination with the East Precinct Street Crime Unit (SCU) to recover a stolen Firearm. On April 28, 2020 a vehicle was stolen in East Precinct and later recovered. The vehicle contained a .380 handgun at the time of the theft, but remained outstanding after East Precinct Officers located the vehicle.

Through a diligent investigation, officers were able to narrow the focus of the search to a single suspect. At 3:59 p.m. Officers made contact with the suspect in the 12200 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard. Officers immediately placed the suspect into custody and located the stolen firearm (photo) on his person.

21-year-old Justice M Wisdom (photo), was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on the charges of Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle, Theft In the First Degree, Unlawful Possession of Firearm, Possession of a controlled substance Methamphetamine, and Possession of a controlled substance Heroin.

The Portland Police Bureau Neighborhood Response Team, Street Crime Unit, and Gun Violence Reduction Team continues to interdict gun violence citywide.

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Attached Media Files: Glock .380 , Wisdom, Justice M
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Portland Police East Precinct Recovers a Firearm in a Traffic Stop in Mill Park Neighborhood (Photo) - 04/30/20

On April 29, 2020 East Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 11900 block of Southeast Stark Street. The driver of the vehicle was arrested on an outstanding warrant for his arrest. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a handgun (photo)and an extended magazine inside of the vehicle.

25-year-old Angel O Diaz-Berrios (photo) was arrested for the outstanding warrant, and charged with Possessing a Loaded Firearm in a Public Place. Diaz-Berrios was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

The Portland Police Bureau Neighborhood Response Team, Street Crime Unit, and Gun Violence Reduction Team continues to interdict gun violence citywide.

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Attached Media Files: Gun , Diaz-Berrios
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Dawson Park Shooting Suspect Arrested by PPB's Gun Violence Reduction Team (Photo) - 04/30/20

On March 12, 2020 at 4:29 p.m. North Precinct officers responded to Dawson Park, located in the 2900 Block of North Williams Avenue, on reports of a shooting. Officers found evidence that a shooting had occurred at this location.

Portland Police Bureau's Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) responded and took lead on the investigation. There were not any victims or suspects at that time. GVRT members canvased the park looking for witness. It was reported about 75 people were in the park when the shooting occurred. One community member was willing to provide information to the police about the shooting.

The investigation was assigned to GVRT detectives who through their investigation positively identified the individual responsible for this shooting.

On April 28, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. GVRT members, PPB's Special Emergency Response Team (SERT), and with the assistance of PPB's Air Support Unit arrested the shooting suspect in the area of Northeast Alberta Street and Northeast 6th Avenue.

29 year-old Daunte Lamont Wilson (Photo) was booking into Multnomah County Detention Center on two counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

The Portland Police Bureau's Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) continues to interdict gun violence citywide.

If anyone has information about this incident they are asked to contact Detective Jeff McGuire at jeff.mcguire@portlandoregon.gov

"This daytime shooting occurred in a highly populated park, which is very dangerous and concerning," said Chief Jami Resch. "I extend my sincere gratitude to our GVRT investigators for their persistent work, in addition to the brave individual who came forward with information to help investigators identify and apprehend the shooter. When community members are willing to come forward with information we are able to work collectively to reduce gun violence and increase safety in our city."

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Attached Media Files: Wilson
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Kasim with gun
Suspect Arrested on Further Charges from Richmond Neighborhood Block Search (Photo) - 04/29/20

On Monday, April 6, 2020, Portland Police Bureau's Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) investigated an incident where occupants of a vehicle ran after a traffic stop in the Richmond Neighborhood which led to a block search by the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT). For further details refer to full press release at this link: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/news/read.cfm?id=250668 .

Detectives with GVRT continued the investigation and a community member provided investigators security footage showing one of the subjects who was arrested on April 6th running in their back yard with a gun in his hand. (Photo)

On April 29, 2020 at 8:39 a.m. Central Precinct officers arrested 18 year-old Ahmed Abdi Kasim (Photo). Kasim was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charge of Possession of a Loaded Firearm and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

The Portland Police Bureau's Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) continues to interdict gun violence citywide.

If anyone has information about this incident they are asked to contact Detective Todd Teats at (503) 823-2137 or todd.teats@portlandoregon.gov.

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Attached Media Files: Kasim with gun , Kasim

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