Shooting Investigation Underway - 02/24/20

East Precinct officers have responded to the 2600 block of Southeast 145 Avenue on reports that shots were fired in the area. When officers arrived they found evidence of gunfire. No injuries have been reported as a result of this incident.

Officers have secured the crime scene and the Gun Violence Reduction Team is responding to assist in the investigation. The bureau is not releasing suspect descriptions at this time.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation.

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Saluting A Bureau Member Into Retirement (Photo) - 02/24/20

The Portland Police Bureau is celebrating the retirement of K9 Bora.

Bora was purchased in December 2016 by the City of Portland. Bora is a purebred German Shepherd who was born in Canada but raised and titled (IPO 1) in Eugene, Oregon. Bora had three litters of puppies before becoming a certified police K9 at the age of six. Her son, Cjuk, just retired from the another Oregon police agency and her grandson, Khan, currently works for the bureau.

Bora and Officer Butcher were certified as a K9 team by the Oregon Police Canine Association in February 2017 and worked together for three years. Together the duo racked up over seventy-five captures and assisted officers on hundreds of calls. Bora and Officer Butcher truly enjoyed meeting Portlanders and together they participated in almost eighty community engagement events.

For her last tour of duty last week, Bora was treated to a cheeseburger and a "Puppuccino" by some dog-loving community members. Bora will enjoy her retirement with now Sergeant Butcher at their home.

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Attached Media Files: Bora3.jpg , Bora1.jpg , Bora2.jpg
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Rifle
Multi-Agency Investigation Yields Firearms and Identity Theft Evidence (Photo) - 02/23/20

A multi-agency investigation led to a recent search of a home in Milwaukie, yielding guns, fake money, and identity theft evidence.

On February 20, 2020, Portland Police East Precinct Street Crimes Unit, East Neighborhood Response Team, Multnomah County Parole and Probation, and Milwaukie Police Department conducted a consent search of a suspected drug house in the 2300 block of Southeast Harrison Street in Milwaukie. During the search, officers seized two guns, a M4 Carbine rifle with seven fully loaded magazines and a Smith and Wesson .38 caliber revolver. The officers also seized counterfeit United States currency along with equipment to make counterfeit money and fake identification (see photos).

Multiple people were detained and charges are pending that include Aggravated Identity Theft, Fraud, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Suspect names are not being released at this time due to an ongoing investigation.

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Attached Media Files: Rifle , ID Theft , Revolver
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Crash Scene 3
UPDATE: Investigation Continues into Serious Injury Vehicle-Pedestrian Crash (Photo) - 02/23/20

The pedestrian involved in the crash, an adult male, remains in the hospital and his prognosis is still unknown.

West Burnside Street reopened to traffic about 10:45p.m. after the Major Crash Team completed its on-scene investigation. The cause of the crash will be determined at a later time as the investigation is still ongoing, but some initial information is now available.

Preliminary information is that the pedestrian was crossing West Burnside Street mid-block between Southwest St. Clair Avenue and Northwest 22nd Place when he was struck by a westbound 2013 Infinity sedan (photos). The driver, an adult male, and passenger in the vehicle were uninjured. The driver stopped and cooperated with the investigation. Officers evaluated him for impairment and found none, and also found no sign that he was driving distracted. No arrests have been made or citations issued. Officer David Enz ( David.Enz@portlandoregon.gov ) is the lead investigator for the case. The case number is 20-61942.

This is the 6th activation and 11th investigation of the Major Crash Team this year. Eight of those investigations were crashes involving a fatality.

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

You can help by doing your part to obey all traffic laws, whether you are in a vehicle, on foot, bike or scooter. To learn more, visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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A pedestrian was stuck by a car along West Burnside Street and suffered life threatening injuries, prompting the Portland Police Traffic Division Major Crash Team to respond. The road is closed for the investigation.

On Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 6:57p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a call of a pedestrian struck by a car on West Burnside Street between Northwest 22nd Avenue and Northwest 23rd Avenue. Paramedics also responded and transported the pedestrian to the hospital with life threatening injuries.

The driver of the car stopped and remained on the scene.

Officers have closed West Burnside Street between Northwest 22nd Avenue and Northwest 23rd Avenue in both directions. Westbound traffic is detoured on Northwest 21st Avenue, to Northwest Flanders Street or Northwest Glisan Street, then to Northwest 23rd Avenue. Eastbound traffic can use Northwest 23rd Avenue to Northwest Everett Street.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be released with appropriate.

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Attached Media Files: Crash Scene 3 , Crash Scene 2 , Crash Scene 1
Man Seriously Injured in Stabbing, Suspect Outstanding - 02/22/20

A victim was stabbed and seriously injured in the Buckman neighborhood this morning.

On Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 2:40a.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a stabbing in the 700 block of Southeast 26th Avenue. When they arrived they located an adult male victim laying on the sidewalk with a stab wound to the back. He was alert and talking to officers. Paramedics arrived and transported the victim to the hospital for treatment. His injuries appear to be non-life threatening.

Officers began an investigation and learned that the victim was stabbed after a confrontation with a suspect. An unknown weapon was used. The suspect, a white female, left the scene before police arrived.

The case has been forwarded to Assault Detail detectives for follow-up. No other suspect information is being released at this time due to the open investigation.

If anyone has any information about this assault, they're asked to call police non-emergency at 503 823-3333 or e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov. They should reference case number 20-61200.

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UPDATE: Identity of Person Run Over by Utility Truck Released - 02/22/20

The deceased person is identified as Stacey A. Eaton, 42. His family has been notified of his death.

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The Major Crash Team (MCT) has completed its initial on-scene investigation into Friday night's fatal crash in the Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood. Southeast 17th Avenue is reopened to traffic.

Initial information suggests that the truck was pulling into a convenience store parking lot when he ran over the victim. Investigators have not determined the exact position of the victim at the time of the crash.

The driver of the truck stayed on scene and cooperated with the investigation. Officers did not note any signs of impairment on the part of the truck driver. There have been no arrests or citations issued at this time.

The name of the victim will be released after next of kin has been notified.


Officer Chris Johnson ( Chris.Johnson@portlandoregon.gov ) is the lead investigator. This is the 9th MCT investigation and the 7th traffic fatality of 2020.


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This correction clarifies that Southeast 17th Avenue is closed between Southeast Tacoma Street and Southeast Nehalem Street. Southeast Tacoma Street is open to traffic.

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A person laying on the sidewalk was killed after being run over by a utility truck in the Sellwood-Moreland Neighborhood.

On Friday, February 14, 2020 at 7:23p.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a crash on Southeast 17th Avenue just north of Southeast Tacoma Street. When officers and paramedics arrived they determined that the person was deceased. The driver of the truck remained at the scene.

The Major Crash Team (MCT) has been activated and is responding to assume the investigation.

Southeast 17th Avenue is closed between Southeast Tacoma Street and Southeast Nehalem Street. Southeast Tacoma Street remains open to traffic.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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Identity of Deceased Bicyclist in Goose Hollow Neighborhood Fatal Crash Released - 02/22/20

The bicyclist killed in this incident is identified as Jerry M. Stites III, 37, of Portland. His family has been notified of his death.

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On Monday, February 17, 2020 at 12:28am, Central Precinct officers were dispatched to a crash at Southwest Vista Avenue and Southwest Park Place. When officers arrived they discovered a vehicle struck a bicycle. The bicyclist suffered a head injury and was transported to an area hospital and was listed to be in critical care. Later in the day, the medical examiner notified the police bureau the bicyclist did not survive.

Officers from the Traffic Division investigated the crash. The investigation preliminarily determined the driver of the truck was driving southbound through the intersection on a green light. The bicyclist entered the intersection with neither a helmet nor a light on. The driver of the vehicle was traveling at an estimated 25-30 miles per hour and was unable to stop before hitting the bicyclist. The driver of the vehicle was cooperative with police and was not determined to be impaired.

The deceased bicyclist is an adult male. His identification will be released pending notification of family.

This is the 8th fatal crash of 2020 in the City of Portland.

The Portland Police Traffic Division is committed to providing enforcement and raising awareness regarding traffic safety and vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. Each year, traffic officer 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.

You can help by doing your part to obey all traffic laws, whether you are in a vehicle, on foot, bike or scooter. To learn more visit:
http://www.portlandoregon.gov/trasportaion/40390

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Stolen Crash 1
Identity Released of Reckless, Eluding Driver in Stolen Vehicles (Photo) - 02/22/20

The identity of the driver in last night's reckless driving and elude case is being released. Dylan M. Miller, 25 (photo), was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Attempt to Elude by Vehicle (2 counts), Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangering, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle (2 counts), Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle (2 counts), and some previous warrants.

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A suspect is facing numerous charges after officers attempted to get him to stop for over an hour in two states. Now, officers are hoping to hear from victims who were endangered by his reckless conduct.

On Friday, February 21, 2020 at 7:30p.m., two sergeants attempted to stop a reported stolen vehicle, a full size Chevrolet pickup truck, in the area of North Houghton Street and North Foss Avenue. The vehicle drove away at high speed and, due to policy and safety concerns, the sergeants stopped and did not pursue. A short time later, other officers in the area saw the vehicle driving at high speed, but they did not pursue either.

An airplane from Portland Police Air Support Unit joined to assist and followed the truck north on I-5 into Vancouver, east on Washington State Route 14 to southbound I-5, and back into Oregon. The driver went to Cascade Station mall parking lot, jumped out, and got into another previously reported stolen vehicle, a Honda Accord. Officers again attempted to stop him.

He drove that vehicle back to I-205 north into Vancouver. He was driving in excess of 100 miles per hour, so officers again backed off trying to get him to stop driving recklessly. He got back on southbound I-5, back into Oregon. He exited at Northeast Marine Drive and through several neighborhoods in North Portland. Despite no officers being in the area, he ran numerous red lights and drove into oncoming traffic. Officers were able to use spike strips on the tires as the vehicle went eastbound on Northeast Sandy Boulevard near Northeast 122nd Avenue. Despite having at least one deflated tire, the driver continued to drive 60-70 miles per hour and cross the center line into oncoming traffic. Another officer spiked the vehicle tires again near Northeast 185th Avenue. At 8:40p.m., the vehicle finally crashed off the road near Northeast 223rd Avenue in Fairview (photos).

The driver was arrested. He was not injured. His name will be released later after he is booked into jail. Northeast Sandy Boulevard was closed in the area for about an hour but is open now. PPB was assisted by law enforcement partners from Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Clark County Sheriff's Office, Vancouver Police, and Gresham Police.

There were no crashes or injuries reported. However, investigators are still compiling charges and are hoping to talk to anyone who was put in danger by his driving, especially those who were nearly hit head-on.

Because the sergeants involved in the initial stop are assigned to the Gun Violence Reduction Team, they're asking for tips to the GVRT tipline at 503-823-4106 or email information to GVRT@portlandoregon.gov. Callers should reference case number 20-60769.

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Attached Media Files: Stolen Crash 1 , Stolen Crash2 , Dylan M. Miller
PPB Investigates Noose at Benson High School -- Public's Help Sought - 02/21/20

On Friday, February 21, 2020 at 9:17a.m., the Portland Police Bureau's Youth Services Division (YSD) responded to Benson High School located at 546 Northeast 12th Avenue on a report that a noose was located on school campus.

School Resource Officers (SRO) responded to investigate. The noose was discovered by a maintenance employee in a secure area within the school that was not in view of the student population. Officers consulted with the Portland Police Bureau's Bias Crimes Detectives and School Resource Officers are continuing to investigate the incident.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the non-emergency line at (503)823-3333 and reference case number 20-60092.

The Bureau investigates all reports of bias-motivated crimes and encourages any member of our community who is the victim of such 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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Glock 17
PPB Gun Violence Reduction Team Seize One Gun (Photo) - 02/21/20

On Thursday, February 20, 2020 at about 7:30 p.m., members of the Gun Violence Reduction Team, (GVRT) were proactively patrolling the area of Northeast 82nd Avenue and Northeast Killingsworth Street due to increased gun violence in this area. GVRT conducted a traffic stop at Northeast 87th Avenue and Northeast Sumner Street.

Once the vehicle was stopped two passengers jumped out of the vehicle and ran in opposite directions. The driver remained in the vehicle. One of the passengers that jumped out was detained by a GVRT officer after a short chase.

A perimeter was set up and a K9 was used to find the second passenger, Albert Goldsby, 19, who was found hiding behind a nearby resident's shed. GVRT officers re-tracked the path Goldsby took when eluding police and located a Glock 17 (Photo).

Goldsby (Photo) was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm in a Public Place, and Interfering with a Peace Officer.

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

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to 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 17 , Goldsby
Niko and Devlin
Niko and Devlin
PPB Introduces the Narcotic and Organized Crime Unit's Newest K9 Niko (Photo) - 02/20/20

On Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., the Portland Police Bureau held a meet and greet with the newest member of the Narcotics and Organized Crime unit (NOC), Niko the K9.

Officer Devlin has been a member of the NOC unit for 14 years. Niko joined the team about a year ago. Niko has been trained to find methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine. During the meet and greet Niko was able to demonstrate how he finds drugs with a training drug decoy.
The NOC unit is dedicated to getting drugs off the streets of Portland. With the help of their three dogs NOC is able to find more drugs and money than an officer without the assistance of a K9.

In 2019 the K9's helped NOC seize an estimated total drug value of $24,946,330.
In 2019, NOC also seized an estimated:
Cocaine/ Powder -- 7 pounds
Heroin -- 66 pounds
Methamphetamine -- 294 pounds
Dried Marijuana -- 1,000 pounds
Cash - $1,087,583

To watch the meet and greet with K9 Niko visit this link: https://youtu.be/ZCoZZRa9WI4

For more information regarding NOC, check out the "Talking Beat" podcast from the Portland Police Bureau which includes an interview with Commander Art Nakamura. The podcast can be located here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/735629
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: Niko and Devlin
NJSI mission message
NJSI mission message
PPB's Human Trafficking Unit Participates in National Initiative Focused on Commercial Sexual Solicitation (Photo) - 02/20/20

The Portland Police Bureau's Human Trafficking Unit participated in the 19th National John Suppression Initiative (NJSI) organized by Cook County Sheriff's Office in Illinois. The operation had a total of 22 law enforcement agencies nationwide that aimed at targeting potential buyers to provide deterrence and disrupt the online activity for commercial sexual solicitation.

During the time frame of January 1, 2020 to February 2, 2020, the Portland Police Bureau made a total of 252 contacts with potential buyers via text messages and phone calls, which ranked 3rd nationwide behind New York City, New York and Tarrant County, Texas. The online decoy ads were monitored by Officers as well as with the assistance of artificial intelligence.

A total of 304 deterrence messages were sent out in response to an inquiry by a potential buyer. The end user received a message similar to the one attached. Portland Police Bureau members also made 6 arrests during this initiative, one of which was related to an investigation that started in February 2019. Since 2011, during the NJSI operational period, 10,000 buyers have been arrested nationally. The data gained from this collaboration aides in future investigations and deterrence efforts.

The six individuals arrested were all charged with Commercial Sexual Solicitation and were identified as:
-Brett Dye age 49 (Criminally cited)
-Peter Matzka age 48 (Booked in jail)
-Charlie Pham age 40 (Criminally cited)
-Nicholas Smith age 22 (Criminally cited)
-Anthony Creamer age 54 (Criminally cited)
-Ahtasham Mohammed age 35 (Booked in jail). Additional charges of two counts of Attempted Commercial Sexual Solicitation

If you know someone that you believe is being trafficked, please contact the Portland Police Bureau at (503) 823-3333 (non-emergency) or 911 (emergency). You can also send information directly to the Portland Police Bureau's Human Trafficking Unit at ppbhtu@portlandoregon.gov or submit a tip via the National Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.

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Attached Media Files: NJSI mission message
Drugs and Money
Drugs and Money
PPB's East Precinct NRT Officers Conduct Traffic Stop-Seize Drugs and Money (Photo) - 02/19/20

On Tuesday February 18, 2020 at about 1:00 p.m. members of the East Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) conducted a traffic stop in the 10500 block of Southeast Stark Street. Officers had received a tip about a vehicle occupant involvement in drug activity.

During the stop, the officers discovered approximately 3.2 ounces of Methamphetamine and $1,605 which was seized as evidence (Photo).

The driver was arrested, however the drivers name and charges are not being released at this time due to the ongoing investigation.

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: Drugs and Money
Warrant House
Warrant House
PPB Serves Search Warrant on Suspected Drug House-7 Arrested (Photo) - 02/18/20

On Tuesday, February 18, 2020, the Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) served a search warrant on a residence in the 1800 block of Southeast 92nd Avenue. During the past few months the East Precinct Neighborhood Response Team had received numerous complaints about drug activity connected to this residence. An investigation ensued, culminating in today's search warrant. The East Precinct Street Crimes Unit assisted with the warrant service today.

Officers arrested seven individuals at the location all but one were lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center:

Koch, Rick --66 year old-Criminally cited due to medical condition for a warrant and new charge of Frequenting a Place a Controlled Substance is Used
Turner, Lorie J -- 57 years old--Possession of a Controlled Substance, Frequenting a Place a Controlled Substance is Used and Warrants
Paxton, Wade M --48 years old- Frequenting a Place a Controlled Substance is Used
Hunt, Carleen M --42 years old- Frequenting a Place a Controlled Substance is Used
Mcclean, Gina --58 years old-Frequenting a Place a Controlled Substance is Used, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Heroin)
Smith Jr, George-46 years old -- PC Frequenting Frequenting a Place a Controlled Substance is Used
Studer, David J --38 year old-Warrant
(We are asking media to download their own mugshots due to the number of individuals arrested)

Officers observed hundreds of needles and other items consistent with drug use during the warrant execution. They recovered a stolen bicycle as well. Approximately 1.8 grams of methamphetamine and 2 grams of heroin were recovered.

"This is a great example of members of the community providing information about a suspected drug house and our East Neighborhood Response Team and Street Crimes Unit taking action," said Assistant Chief Mike Frome. "We are grateful to the investigators and the members from our Tactical Operations Division who assisted in the safe execution of the warrant."
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: Warrant House , Bikes
PPB Investigating Shooting Incident in East Portland-1 Adult Male Shot in Leg - 02/18/20

On Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at 1:05 p.m., East Precinct Officers responded to the report of a subject with a gunshot wound in the area of the 11800 block of Southeast Ankeny Street.

Officers arrived and located the male adult and applied a tourniquet to his leg. He was transported to an area hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injury.

The shooting was reported to have occurred near the 11700 block of Southeast Ankeny Street and the male was reportedly shot at by another person.

If anyone has information about this incident, contact (503) 823-3333 and reference case 20-56544. Investigators with the Gun Violence Reduction Team will be following up on the case.

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Both Suspects Close up
Both Suspects Close up
UPDATE: Unknown Male in Tow Yard Assault Case Identified and Arrested (Photo) - 02/18/20

The male suspect in the North Portland tow yard assault has been arrested and identified. The involved white van has been located and towed. All involved suspects and vehicles have been located.

On February 17, 2020 at about 3:00pm a community member in the Centennial neighborhood called 911 when they observed the white van of interest in the tow yard assault case. Portland Police Bureau officers arrived to the location and found the van matching the description.

Officers soon learned the owner of the van, the male suspect involved in the incident, was inside a nearby home. He came out of the home and officers took him into custody.

Kenneth Jett, age 64, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on a charge of Criminal Mischief II. (PHOTO)

"This case highlights how criminals can be identified and captured to increase public safety when our investigators work in tandem with community members," said Chief Jami Resch. "I am grateful for community members who came forward with information and detectives who worked diligently to apprehend those involved so quickly."

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The female suspect in the case of truck theft and assault at a North Portland tow yard has been arrested and identified. The stolen truck was also recovered. However, detectives are still looking for the possibly involved van and male suspect.

On Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 5:23p.m., an employee of the involved tow company came across the stolen Ford truck with license plate 628JPG near Northeast 6th Drive and Northeast Middlefield Road. The driver hooked it up to his tow truck to make sure no one could drive it away and called police. A North Precinct officer responded and had the truck seized as evidence.

Then at 9:28p.m., an East Precinct officer was dispatched to a house in the 1600 block of Northeast 128th Avenue. An anonymous caller said he/she saw the video of the assault on the television news and believed the suspect was there. Officers responded and saw the suspect. She ran from officers but was captured and arrested. Detectives responded to interview her.

Nicole O. Penagos-Clare, 24, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Robbery in the First Degree, Assault in the Second Degree, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, and Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver-Injury (C Felony).

Detectives are still asking for the public's help to identify and locate the other suspect, a white male, 60-70 years old with white hair. They also want to locate a van that was possibly used by the suspects. An updated photo shows the van more clearly (see attached).

If anyone has information about this case, contact Detective Nathan Moore at (503) 823-0693 or Nathan.moore@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Jeff Sharp at (503) 823-9773 or jeff.sharp@portlandoregon.gov .

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The correct plate is 628JPG. The license plate of the stolen Ford truck was incorrect in the original releases.

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On Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at 2:38 a.m., North Precinct Officers responded to a call at 8510 North Kerby Avenue regarding a subject who broke through a gate at a business. Updated information provided to dispatch was that an employee was run over.

Officers arrived and provided medical assistance to the victim. The victim, an adult male, was transported to an area hospital with significant, but non-life threatening injuries.

The involved suspects, a male and female, fled the scene and have not been identified or located. The male is described as a White male, 60-70 years old with white hair; the female is described as a White female, 20-30 years old.

Assault Detectives are releasing photographs and video footage of the involved persons and vehicles and ask for the public's help in identifying those involved. (PHOTOS)

It is believed that the suspects arrived in a white work van with lettering on the side (PHOTOS). One of the suspects stole a 2016 Ford F150, charcoal in color, with matching canopy, bearing Oregon license plate 628JPG. Investigators are trying to locate the vehicle. It is believed to have substantial front end damage and no front license plate.

If anyone has information about the current location of the involved vehicles, call 9-1-1 and reference case 20-48998.

The video can be found at this link: https://youtu.be/x-ikwCpxK_s

If anyone has information about this case, contact Detective Nathan Moore at (503) 823-0693 or Nathan.moore@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Jeff Sharp at (503) 823-9773 or jeff.sharp@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Both Suspects Close up , Both Suspects , Female Suspect , Van Rear , Van , Suspect Van update , Nicole Penagos-Clare , Jett Photo
K9 Niko
K9 Niko
PPB K9 Locates Significant Amount of Methamphetamine (Photo) - 02/18/20

On February 13, 2020, The Portland Police Bureau officers assigned to the Narcotics and Organized Crime (NOC) unit arrested a subject in Portland carrying approximately thirty-three pounds of methamphetamine. Portland Police Officer Chris Devlin and his K9 partner Niko were essential in locating the methamphetamine.

The investigation determined the methamphetamine was intended for distribution in the Portland metropolitan area. This is an estimated 300,000 dosage units valued at over $750,000.

As this investigation is ongoing, further details will not be released at this time.

Information about the Portland Police Bureau Narcotics and Organized Crime unit can be located at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/30560

"This case highlights the important work our K9 teams do to increase public safety," said Assistant Chief Andrew Shearer. "Methamphetamine is a dangerous narcotic that destroys and takes lives. The work of the Narcotics and Organized Crime unit is critical to interdict drugs before they flood our community."

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Attached Media Files: K9 Niko
Suspects 1 and 2
Suspects 1 and 2
PPB Seeks Additional Information Regarding the Demonstration Event Downtown on February 8th (Photo) - 02/17/20

The Portland Police Bureau is continuing to investigate criminal activity that took place during the demonstrations on February 8, 2020 in about a 2-block area of downtown Portland. Today, PPB is sharing additional photos of suspects who were involved in those crimes in an effort to identify those suspects.

During this event, metal-tipped umbrellas were used to jab toward people and chase them down the street, and objects (including rocks, concrete, batons, cans, and food) were thrown at community members and police. There were at least two community members who were targeted by individuals with pepper spray. These community members were provided treatment by Portland Fire and Rescue medics assigned to the PPB Rapid Response Team (RRT) and assisted from the scene.

Suspect #1: White male, unknown age, wearing a black helmet with "161" painted in red on front, face mask, goggles, black Adidas zip up hoodie with white zipper on left arm, black gloves, seen carrying a can with orange lid.

Suspect #2: White male, unknown age, wearing a red/orange ski mask, black zip-up hoodie under a black coat with red-and-black plaid liner, black backpack with "Nike" printed on it.

Suspect #3: White male, unknown age, all black, wearing black-with-white shapes bandana over face.

Suspect #4: White male, unknown age, black beanie hat, black glasses, black handkerchief over face, black puffy jacket, black pants.


If anyone has knowledge of the unknown suspects' identities, or more photos or videos of these or any crimes that took place during this event, please send the information to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov .


If anyone was a victim of a crime and has not reported it to officers, they are encouraged to call police non-emergency dispatch at 503-823-3333 and make a police report.


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


For persons requiring anonymity, information may be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Oregon.
Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime. Tipsters can remain anonymous. Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

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

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Attached Media Files: Suspects 1 and 2 , Suspect 1 helmet , Suspect 4 , Suspects 2 and 3 , Suspect 1 side
Crash Pic 2
Crash Pic 2
CORRECTION: Patrol Vehicle T-Boned By Hit-and-Run Driver (Photo) - 02/17/20

This update corrects the location of the crash to Southeast 2nd Avenue and Southeast Morrison Street. The original release had the incorrect street.

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A Portland Police Bureau officer is being treated at a hospital for non-life threatening injuries after being T-boned by a hit and run driver in a stolen truck in the Buckman Neighborhood.

On Monday, February 17, 2020 at 12:00a.m., a Central Precinct officer was on patrol northbound at Southeast 2nd Avenue and Southeast Morrison Street when he was struck in the passenger side by a driver of a pickup truck going westbound. The driver of the truck got out and ran, leaving the truck behind.

The officer was treated at the scene by paramedics but was not transported by ambulance. He was later driven to a hospital by another officer.

Other officers responded to assist and looked for the suspect using a K9 unit, but the suspect has not been located yet.

The truck, a Ford F350, was stolen out of Vancouver on February 1, 2020. It was seized as evidence. No description of the suspect is being released at this time.

If anyone has information about this incident or the driver of the truck, please call non-emergency line at 503 823-3333 and reference case number 20-54823.

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Attached Media Files: Crash Pic 2 , Crash Pic 1
Online Reporting page
Online Reporting page
PPB Expands Online Reporting System (Photo) - 02/17/20

The Portland Police Bureau is expanding the online reporting system to allow members of the community a more convenient way to report crimes and free up officers to respond to emergency calls.

Previously, community members could report only a select number of crimes online, including thefts, hit and runs, and vandalism, where there was no suspect information. Now we are expanding that to additional call types:

Fraud/Identity Theft (where there is no suspect):
-Identity Theft -- under $5,000
-Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card
-Forgery, including forged checks
-Telephone scams

Theft:
-Shoplifts where no suspect is in custody
-Mail Theft (unless a government partner or business is the complainant)
-Theft of Bicycle (under $10,000 value)
-Non-felony level thefts where there is no suspect info (except for theft of drug calls such as prescription medication)

Miscellaneous
-Illegal Dumping
-Burglary to unoccupied detached garages, sheds, storage units



The ability to report more crimes online has numerous benefits to the community:
-Victims can choose a convenient time for them to report the crime, rather than wait for an officer to respond.
-Victims can get a copy of their police report directly to their e-mail much quicker, usually within 2 business days.
-This will allow officers to focus on higher priority calls and community policing by reducing the time spent taking theft calls.
-It uses technology to help PPB work more efficiently in the midst of a staffing challenge.
-The increased convenience is expected to result in more low-level crimes being reported, which will help investigators connect more criminal cases, and keep more accurate crime statistics.

"The Police Bureau is proactively considering several approaches to increase efficiencies and improve customer service," said Portland Police Chief Jami Resch. "Empowering community members to submit an online report will save the victims significant time. It will save officers' time too, which allows us to redirect resources to focus on other priority areas, and displays the Police Bureau's stewardship of public dollars."

Chief Resch added, "It is important for victims to know these crime reports are important to us, whether they are made in person or online. Every online report will be reviewed by a sworn officer. At times, officers and detectives discover crime trends while reviewing reports and can connect cases together that can lead to arrests, convictions, and the return of stolen property to victims. But they can only do that if victims take the time to report."

Additionally, PPB uses crime data from these reports to direct resources and improve crime reduction strategies.

Online reporting is an additional service to the public and is not mandatory. We recognize that not everyone has access to a computer, smartphone, or Internet-connected device, and online reporting is not available in all languages. Victims can still call the police non-emergency line, 503-823-3333, and an officer will respond in person when available.

To initiate an online report, or see if a situation meets the criteria for online reporting, visit www.portlandpolice.com and select "Police Report: Submit Online." In some cases, though some crimes may be included in the online reporting, there are incidents that may have factors that require the victim to talk to a police officer either in person or on the phone.

Additionally, community members can call 1-800-827-5058 to have a text message sent to a cell phone with a link to make the report from a smart phone.

If it is an emergency, community members should call 9-1-1. The non-emergency line is (503) 823-3333.

Additional information:
When priority call load is heavy, non-emergency call response times can be up to a few hours. By expanding the PPB's online reporting guidelines, victims do not have to wait for an officer to respond. Victims can choose when they want to report the crime.

To obtain a copy of the official police report where an officer has responded in person, it can take up to 20 business days. With online reporting, an official police report is sent to the victim's e-mail within about two business days. Once they have this e-mail, the victim can print off the report as often as they need and they can electronically send it to anyone who might need it, such as an insurance company.

In 2019, officers responded to more than 8,000 calls regarding thefts. Responding to these calls amounted to about 6,000 hours of officer time. Therefore, the Bureau looked to online reporting as an alternative and something that would be more effective for both community members and officers.

The Police Bureau continues to review technology and innovative ideas while it addresses its staffing challenges. The Bureau has over 100 officer vacancies now, with more than 130 sworn personnel eligible to retire by January 2021. While the Portland Police Bureau wants to respond to as many calls for service as possible, current staffing levels drive the need to find ways to more efficiently serve the public.

The Portland Police Bureau is hiring. To learn more or apply, go to https://www.joinportlandpolice.com.

### PPB ###

Attached Media Files: Online Reporting page
Devante G. Santos
Devante G. Santos
UPDATE: Suspect Arrested and Charged in Stabbing Case (Photo) - 02/16/20

Assault detectives have made an arrest in the stabbing case in the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood. Devante G. Santos, 26 (photo), was booked in the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Assault in the Second Degree and Domestic Violence Assault in the Fourth Degree.

The victim, who was a person known to the suspect but not a family member, remains in the hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening stabbing injuries.

The separate domestic violence assault charge was a result of Santos assaulting a family member causing a physical injury. Detectives are continuing to investigate and additional charges are possible.


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### ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW ###

A victim is in the hospital with stab wounds after a fight in a home in the Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood.

On Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 11:07a.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a disturbance in the 5300 block of Southeast 136th Avenue. As officers were responding they were advised that there could be a gun and/or a knife involved. The first arriving officers could hear the fight continuing and encountered the two men involved still physically fighting in a stairwell. They challenged them and stopped the fight.

Paramedics were summoned and treated a man for multiple stab wounds. He was transported to the hospital by ambulance. At this time his wounds are believed to be non-life threatening.

Officers have detained an adult male. Assault detectives are responding to assume the investigation. A knife has been seized as evidence. It's unclear if a gun was ever involved.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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Attached Media Files: Devante G. Santos
Burglary Warrant 2
Burglary Warrant 2
Warrant Served on Multi-State Burglary Ring; Guns, Cash, Drugs Seized (Photo) - 02/16/20

Investigators assigned to the Narcotics and Organized Crime Unit (NOC) have made a significant seizure of guns, drugs, and money as they work to break up a highly sophisticated burglary ring.

On February 14, 2020, NOC served a warrant in Salem based on investigations into multiple burglaries of marijuana businesses throughout Oregon and southwest Washington.

See attached photos. During service of the warrant, officers recovered:
-Sixteen (16) firearms
-$33,000 in U.S. Currency
-Thirty (30) pounds of Marijuana
-Six (6) pounds of Butane Honey Oil (BHO)
-Three (3) pounds of burglary tools
-Clothing and products taken from several of the affected businesses.

Arrests have not been announced at this time because the investigation is ongoing and further charges are anticipated as officers process the evidence seized. The exact location of the warrant service is also being withheld due to the ongoing investigation. NOC was assisted by the Salem Police Department Street Crimes Unit and SWAT team.

### PPB ###

Attached Media Files: Burglary Warrant 2 , Burglary Warrant 1
Larson Gun
Larson Gun
UPDATE: Arrests Made in Fight Involving Gun at Convenience Store (Photo) - 02/16/20

Two men were arrested after a fight outside of a convenience store in the Portsmouth Neighborhood.

After a GVRT investigation, officers determined that the two men involved knew each other and began to physically fight outside the store. One of the suspects, Brandon J. Larson, 32 (photo), had a gun in his pocket that fell out onto the ground. They fought over the gun and three rounds were fired. One of the rounds struck Larson in the foot. He was transported to the hospital by ambulance, treated, and released into police custody. Officers also arrested Steven M. Robinson, 43 (photo). He was not injured.

The gun, a .380 Sig Sauer semiautomatic handgun (photo), was seized as evidence. There were no other injuries or property damage as a result of the shots.

Both were booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center. Larson was charged with Possession of a Loaded Firearm in a Public Place (city code), Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Reckless Endangering, and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree. Robinson was charged with Assault in the Fourth Degree and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

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

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or 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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### ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW ###


A man is being treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound after a fight involving a gun in the Portsmouth Neighborhood.

On Friday, February 14, 2020 at 8:14p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a disturbance at a convenience store in the 6100 block of North Lombard Street. When officers arrived, they located a man with a gunshot wound to the foot. Paramedics responded and transported the victim to the hospital by ambulance. His wounds are believed to be non-life threatening. Another man involved in the disturbance remained at the scene and there are no suspects believed to be outstanding.

Officers have closed the area to investigate. The Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) is responding to assist. Traffic is not impacted.

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Attached Media Files: Larson Gun , Brandon J. Larson , Steven M. Robinson
Three Shot in Two Vehicles, GVRT Requests Information From Public - 02/16/20

Three men are recovering from gunshot wounds after a shooting, and the Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) is seeking help from the public to obtain more information.

On Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 1:41a.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report that someone had a gunshot wound in the 10200 block of Northeast Knott Street. While officers were responding, another call came in from a hospital that two other victims, adult males, walked in with gunshot wounds.

When officers arrived at both locations they located the three victims. The victim at Northeast Knott Street had a gunshot wound to the arm, so officers applied a tourniquet. Paramedics arrived and transported the victim by ambulance.

At the hospital, one victim had a gunshot wound to the leg and another victim had a gunshot wound in the abdomen. All of the patients are believed to have non-life threatening injuries.

Officers located two vehicles, both 4 door sedans, with evidence of gunfire. Upon initial investigation, the evidence suggests that the shootings happened elsewhere and involved occupants of the two vehicles. No arrests have been made.

GVRT responded and has assumed the investigation. Detectives believe the shooting happened somewhere near the intersection of Northeast Glisan Street and Interstate-205. But at this point investigators have not located a crime scene, and are asking for help from the public. If anyone heard shots, witnessed this shooting, finds evidence of a shooting, or has photographic or video evidence of the shooting, they're asked call 503-823-3333. Please do not move or touch evidence.

If anyone has any other information about the shooting, they're asked to notify GVRT either directly or anonymously through Crime Stoppers. The case number is 20-53816.

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.

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 ###

Robbery 3
Robbery 3
Bank Robber Strikes Three Times In 40 Minutes (Photo) - 02/14/20

A bank robber struck three times in less than 40 minutes today, and the suspect's photos are being released to prompt tips into his identity.

Central Precinct responded to three bank robberies:

1:52p.m. 400 Block of Northwest Broadway 20-52043 (Photo- Robbery 1)
2:17p.m. 2000 Block of West Burnside St 20-52070 (Photo- Robbery 2)
2:29p.m. 0 Block of Northwest 23rd Ave 20-52087 (Photo- Robbery 3)

Officers were unable to locate the suspect. No injuries were reported. Investigators believe that the same adult male suspect is responsible for them, although his clothes appear to be different in one case. He's described as a white male, aged 40's or 50's, unshaved face, wearing a black knit beanie cap. The suspect passed a note and did not display any weapons.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is primary investigators, so anyone with information about the suspect should notify the FBI at (503) 224-4181 or at https://tips.fbi.gov .

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Attached Media Files: Robbery 3 , Robbery 2 , Robbery 1
Title page
Title page
PPB Releases Video Related to Officer-Involved Shooting Incident (Photo) - 02/14/20

The Portland Police Bureau is releasing video related to the incident that resulted in an officer-involved shooting on December 8, 2019 at Southeast 103rd Drive and Southeast Stark Street. This is being released as part of PPB's ongoing commitment to transparency.

This video is a compilation of footage from two different cameras. The first is the video from a TriMet bus, which was traveling westbound on Southeast Stark Street, east of Southeast 103rd Drive. The second video is private security footage from a business. The camera faces north toward at the intersection.

The video can be located at this link:

https://youtu.be/IWHcZAuNcvY

The case summary and police reports can be located here:

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/751950

The internal review of this incident is ongoing. For an outline of the use of deadly force review procedure and timeline, see this link:

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/714845

Because this review process is ongoing, we cannot add further information at this time.

### PPB ###

Attached Media Files: Title page
PPB Provides Further Context for PPB Actions with West Linn PD - 02/13/20

There has been significant public concern regarding an investigation led by West Linn Police Department officials into Mr. Michael Fesser that resulted in a civil settlement to Mr. Fesser as a result of allegations of misconduct by members of the West Linn Police Department. While the City of Portland was not party to the lawsuit resulting in the settlement, Portland Police Bureau and City resources were used in effecting the arrest of Mr. Fesser.

This release is designed to directly describe what is currently known about PPB's involvement and how PPB's interactions with other jurisdictions generally work. Here is some key context based on the information known at this time:

* West Linn PD Detective Poitras contacted a PPB Sergeant and requested assistance with an arrest of Mr. Fesser. West Linn Detective Poitras relayed he had probable cause to arrest Mr. Fesser for a felony crime. Mr. Fesser worked in Portland.

* On February 25, 2017, Portland Police Bureau members assisted with the arrest, then transported Mr. Fesser to East Precinct where he was interviewed by the West Linn Detective. The Officers then transported Mr. Fesser to the Multnomah County Detention Center,

* In Oregon, it is legally permissible and common practice for officers from one agency to arrest a criminal suspect based on a request from and representation by an officer from another agency that there is probable cause for arrest. For example, if an officer from another jurisdiction contacts a PPB officer and represents they have probable cause to arrest a subject for domestic violence and they believe the person is in our jurisdiction, the PPB officer will assist and attempt to locate the individual and make an arrest based upon the other officer's representation that there is probable cause for the arrest,

* Probable cause means an officer has information to believe a person more likely than not committed a criminal offense,

* Officers in the State of Oregon swear an oath, which includes being truthful and upholding the laws. Officers rely upon what other officers tell them to be truthful and ethical, such as when probable cause is relayed. There are processes in place internally and externally to discipline, terminate and/or decertify sworn members who are untruthful,

* On November 10, 2017, a West Linn Lieutenant contacted a Portland Police Officer regarding an on-going West Linn investigation and represented that there were safety concerns about Mr. Fesser, who had an outstanding felony warrant from Multnomah County related to their investigation. The PPB officer wrote a report to create a vCAD flag for the address identified by West Linn as the victim's address. Flagging an address as a "hazard" in the dispatch system is a common practice across all disciplines who partner with dispatch,

* vCAD flags are "hazard flags" in the internal dispatch system. They are used by many law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services providers and dispatch to share critical information. Examples of critical hazard information could include premise access information, or any officer safety information that will affect the way in which a call is dispatched or any information that will alert the call taker at the Bureau of Emergency Communications to be aware of known issues at an address. Another example could be dangerous and/or known armed subjects at a location,

* For further information about Hazard Address flags, PPB has posted the internal Standard Operating Procedure for the public at this link: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/753793

* The Portland Police Bureau Internal Affairs investigation will be looking into the actions of the Portland Police Bureau members to determine if any policies or laws were violated,

* The Clackamas County District Attorney's Office has announced they will be conducting an investigation into the actions of the involved West Linn PD officers,

* Ethical behavior is a critical tenant of public safety officials. When one or more individuals engage in what is perceived to be inappropriate behavior, it impacts the entire profession. PPB continues to screen thoroughly and train members with the expectation that they uphold the oath they swore. The accountability system is in place in the event any members fall short of the expectations, laws, and rules. At this time, not all the details are available and the investigations will flesh out further facts,

* Yesterday, PPB released to the public the reports identified as being related to these circumstances. It was brought to our attention that one of those documents had not been released to the attorney of the subject involved in this case before pursuant to a subpoena. PPB strives to accurately fulfill and respond to all subpoena and public records requests and we regret this inadvertent error. We have reached out to the involved party to acknowledge the error,

* Questions have come up about whether or not the involved officers will be placed on administrative leave and what their duty status is. The involved officers will not be placed on leave at this time. The Directive that covers Leaves of Service is located at this link: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/541459 Per City HRAR 5.01 (under the administrative leave section), the current situation does not warrant administrative leave. This policy can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/citycode/article/11983

###PPB###

###ORIGINAL RELEASE BELOW###

PPB Releases Report Related to Outside Agency Civil Settlement

On Wednesday, February 12, 2020, the Portland Police Bureau publicly released two reports related to a recent civil settlement with the City of West Linn and an outside party. The Portland Police Bureau's involvement on February 25, 2017, consisted of a traffic stop and arrest of the involved subject at the request of a West Linn Police Department Detective based upon probable cause for his investigation.

Additionally, a police report connected to the West Linn Police Department's investigation was written on November 10, 2017, by a Portland Police Officer in order to request a "vcad" flag. "Vcad" is a reference to the computer-aided dispatch system used by dispatch and the Police Bureau. The flag is a safety indicator that gets entered into the dispatch system so when a call is generated involving the listed locations or parties, there is information provided to the dispatcher that can be relayed to a responding officer for situational awareness. Refer to the report for details.

The reports can be located here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/753671

"Assisting other agencies with arrests within our jurisdiction is a routine part of police work," said Chief Jami Resch. "In an effort to be transparent, I have authorized the public release of the report detailing the involvement of PPB officers. We recognize that a lot of questions have been generated as a result of this case and we want the public to have this information to consider. Additionally, I have asked our Professional Standards Division to look into our involvement, as is our practice when there are civil lawsuits."

###PPB###

Rodriguez Photo
Rodriguez Photo
Suspect Arrested for Attempt Murder for PPB Assault Case-Public's Help Sought (Photo) - 02/13/20

On February 12, 2020, the United States Marshall's Office assisted the Portland Police Bureau with the arrest of 23 year-old Alexis Rodriguez Gil. There was a grand jury indictment warrant for Rodriguez Gil for the charges of Attempt Murder I, Attempt Assault I, Assault II, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. (PHOTO)

Portland Police Bureau Detectives are primary on the criminal case, which is related to an incident that occurred on December 5, 2019 in the area of Southeast Division Street and Southeast 116th Avenue. Detectives have information that Rodriguez Gil had been at Whelan's Irish Pub and was involved in an earlier altercation. They are asking for anyone with information about this incident to contact Detective Shaye Samora at (503) 823-0768 or at shaye.samora@portlandoregon.gov

###PPB###

Attached Media Files: Rodriguez Photo
PPB Announces Name Changes of Units/Divisions - 02/12/20

The Portland Police Bureau has renamed units/divisions within its organizational structure and wants to make the public aware of these changes to avoid any confusion.

In 2019, the Drugs and Vice Division (DVD) was placed under the command of the Tactical Operations Division (TOD). Operationally, this has no effect to the mission of DVD which is and will continue to be to conduct high level criminal investigations designed to dismantle and disrupt illegal drug trafficking organizations operating within and adjacent to the City of Portland with the goal of reducing the public harm caused through the sales and use of illegal narcotics.

To be more aligned with the mission, however, the Police Bureau has renamed the unit to Narcotics and Organized Crime (NOC).

In addition, the Domestic Violence Reduction Unit, Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team, Violation Restraining Order/Gun Dispossession Detail and the Elder Crimes and Vulnerable Adults Unit will collectively be renamed the Special Victims Unit. In the past six years, the responsibilities of these units which are under the Family Services Division have been expanded to serve the needs of these communities. The name change was made to better reflect the duties of this division and be in alignment with similarly composed police investigative units nationally.

To see a copy of the Bureau's organizational chart, visit: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/744538

###PPB###

PPB Releases Investigative Files Regarding Officer-Involved Shooting - 02/11/20

The Portland Police Bureau is releasing the investigative files regarding the officer-involved shooting of Sarah Brown, which occurred on March 8, 2018. Brown was wounded in the shooting and was indicted for crimes related to that night. On January 31, 2020, Brown pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree attempted murder, two counts of unlawful use of a weapon and one count of first-degree burglary. Now that the case has been adjudicated, the Police Bureau has published the investigative files on the Bureau's Open Data page, which can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/679708

The Portland Police Bureau Directive that provides guidelines for members' actions related to reporting and investigating deadly force incidents may be found at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/656780

###PPB###

Investigation photo
Investigation photo
UPDATE #2: Driver Identified in Fatal I-205 Crash (Photo) - 02/10/20

The driver that was killed in Saturday's crash on the Glenn Jackson Bridge is identified as Yevgeniy L. Kovalenko, 25, of Gresham. His family has been notified of his death.

The investigation into the cause of the crash is still ongoing, but speed is believed to be a key contributing factor. No arrests have been made or citations issued.

This is the 6th fatal crash of 2020 in the City of Portland, and the 8th crash investigated by the Major Crash Team this year.

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

You can help by doing your part to obey all traffic laws, whether you are in a vehicle, on foot, bike or scooter. To learn more, visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390


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### ORIGINAL MESSAGES BELOW ###

The Major Crash Team has completed its on-scene investigation (photos) of this morning's fatal crash and I-205 southbound reopened to traffic about 5:30a.m.

The deceased driver, an adult male, is not being identified at this time.

The driver of the involved semi remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.

### ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW ###

### PPB ###

Southbound I-205 is restricted to one lane on the Glenn Jackson Bridge for a fatal crash investigation.

On Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 1:06a.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a crash on the I-205 southbound bridge over the Columbia River at Government Island. When they arrived they discovered a vehicle crashed into the back of a semi. Paramedics responded as well and determined that the driver and only occupant of the vehicle was deceased.

The Major Crash Team (MCT) is enroute to investigate the crash.

During the investigation, the right lanes are closed and only the left lane is able to get through.

More information will be released when appropriate to the investigation.

### PPB ###

Attached Media Files: Investigation photo , Semi photo , Sedan photo
Mendoza/Carter Guns
Mendoza/Carter Guns
Three Guns Seized by GVRT Officers Conducting Directed Patrol (Photo) - 02/09/20

Two directed patrol traffic stops by the Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) led to three illegally possessed guns seized and five arrests.

On Friday, February 7, 2020 at 10:50p.m., GVRT members were proactively patrolling the 82nd Avenue corridor, which has seen a high number of gun violence incidents. They conducted a traffic stop in the 1100 block of Northeast 82nd Avenue, and learned that the driver, Misael M. Mendoza, 24, was armed with a gun. Officers recovered a .357 Magnum revolver from Mendoza's waistband area. The firearm was later discovered to be stolen. The passenger, Darin C. Carter, 21, was also arrested. Another gun, a .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun, was located near Carter in the vehicle (see photo).

Mendoza (photo) was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Possession of a Loaded Firearm in a Public Place (city code). Carter (photo) was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Possession of a Loaded Firearm in a Public Place (city code).

On Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 11:07p.m., GVRT officers were conducting directed patrol and stopped a vehicle in the 600 block of Southeast 148th Avenue. During the stop, officers located a .40 caliber semiautomatic handgun (photo) in the front waistband of Ossie L. Spencer, 29, who was a passenger of the vehicle. She was arrested and the gun was seized as evidence. The driver and another passenger were arrested as well, one for an outstanding warrant and the other on a parole violation.

Spencer (photo) was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm in a Public Place (city code), Furnishing False Information to Police, Interfering with a Peace Officer, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

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

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to 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: Mendoza/Carter Guns , Misael Mendoza , Darin Carter , Spencer gun , Ossie Spencer
GVRT Investigates Occupied Car Struck By Gunfire - 02/09/20

The Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) is investigating a shooting where a car was hit by gunfire from another vehicle as it drove in the Hazelwood neighborhood.

On Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 12:30a.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle shot at by a suspect in another vehicle. Responding officers were unable to locate the suspect. Officers met the victim nearby and confirmed that he was unhurt. He said he was the only one in the vehicle at the time.

The victim reported that as he was merging onto northbound I-205 from Southeast Division Street, a suspect vehicle pulled up alongside him and fired multiple rounds. The suspect or suspects drove away. We are not releasing a description at this time.

Officers discovered multiple bullet strikes to the victim's vehicle. No photos are available. GVRT responded to the scene and has assumed primary responsibility for the case.

If anyone has information about this incident, either as a witness or possessing video or photographs, they're asked to send tips to GVRT at 503-823-4106, e-mail information to GVRT@portlandoregon.gov , or send anonymous tips through Crime Stoppers. Lead investigators are Detective Jennifer Hertzler and Detective Joseph Corona.

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

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or 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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Suspect Crashes Into Parked Car, Threatens Witnesses With Gun (Photo) - 02/09/20

A suspect is in custody and a gun is in evidence after a crash investigation in the Lents neighborhood.

On Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 2:06a.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a call of suspicious circumstances in the 9200 block of Southeast Foster Road. As they responded, the officers received a call from an off duty officer who was in the area and could see a suspect with a gun threatening people. Responding officers learned that the suspect was running away up a pedestrian path nearby. They challenged the suspect at Southeast 96th Avenue and Southeast Harold Street. The subject was not cooperative and began walking away from officers. A K9 was deployed and held the suspect until he could be arrested. Officers recovered a gun nearby (photo).

Officers began an investigation and learned that a vehicle crashed into an unoccupied vehicle in a parking lot, partially landing on the hood of that car (photos). The suspect was seen trying to pull free that car, but was unsuccessful. When he was challenged, he pointed the handgun at witnesses.

Officers booked Shabar U. Johnson, 22, of Portland (photo), into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Menacing. The investigation is continuing to see if other charges are appropriate.

If anyone witnessed the vehicle being driven before, during, or after the crash, please contact the primary investigator, Officer Jason Reando, at jason.reando@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 20-45614.

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Attached Media Files: Crash 1 , Crash 2 , Crash 3 , Gun , Shabar U. Johnson
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Wanted Vandalism Suspect
Arrests Made During Demonstration Event Downtown (Photo) - 02/08/20

Three arrests were made and more are possible after a small demonstration in and near Lownsdale Square Park in downtown Portland.

On Saturday, February 8, 2020, Portland Police received information that a previously planned demonstration at the Multnomah County Courthouse had been canceled. PPB put out that information via Twitter.

Despite that, a counter-rally took place in Lownsdale Square Park. While the rally was being held and was peaceful, Portland Police officers stayed away. However, some people in the group began acting in a violent, threatening manner against attendees who were legally capturing photos and videos. Officers responded to address specific criminal acts.

Metal-tipped umbrellas were used to jab toward people and chase them down the street, and objects (including rocks, concrete, batons, cans, and food) were thrown at community members and police. There has also been vandalism, including spray paint on walls and a war memorial (photos). At least two incendiary devices (believed to be flares) were thrown into the street while vehicular traffic was driving by.

We are sharing photos of suspects involved in some of the criminal activity. One of the pictured was arrested after a short foot pursuit (Arrested Suspect). The other has yet to be identified (Wanted Vandalism Suspect). If anyone has knowledge of the unknown suspect's identity, or more photos of this or any crimes that took place during this event, please send the information to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov .

If anyone was a victim of a crime and has not reported it to officers, they are encouraged to call police non-emergency dispatch at 503-823-3333 and make a police report.

The identities of those arrested will be released, after they are booked into jail or cited, to inquiring members of the media who e-mail the Public Information Officer at PPBPIO@portlandoregon.gov .

This event, which spanned nearly four hours, required a large police response, which limited our ability to respond to calls for service citywide during this period.

Portland Fire and Rescue medics treated three people for exposure to pepper spray deployed by community members. Law enforcement officers did not use force against anyone during this event.

During the event, there was an incident where a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at Southwest 2nd Avenue and Southwest Madison Street. The pedestrian was transported to a hospital with a non-life threatening injury. The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and cooperated with police.

"I want to acknowledge the community members who came down to peacefully assemble and exercise their freedom of speech rights," said Chief Jami Resch. "Unfortunately, a group of people chose to engage in dangerous, illegal behavior. I appreciate the thoughtful, measured response by our officers and law enforcement partners."

Chief Resch added, "A small group's actions negatively impacted public safety of the entire city because resources had to be diverted to this event."

Freedom of speech and assembly are constitutionally protected regardless of the content of the speech or alignment with city values. The Portland Police Bureau's role is to promote public safety during these events in a neutral manner. In order to do that, the participants need to be aware of and follow city, state, and federal laws, as well as lawful police orders prior to, during, and after the event.

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

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

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

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

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

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

During today's event, the Portland Police Bureau distributed real-time public safety information via Twitter. To stay informed of these updates, follow us on Twitter (@PortlandPolice), sign up for our press releases at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/flashsignup.html , or check for posted press release updates on our web site at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/29797

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Attached Media Files: Wanted Vandalism Suspect , Arrested Suspect , Vandalism 4 , Vandalism 3 , Vandalism 2 , Vandalism 1
Video Released Of Events Leading Up To Officer Involved Shooting - 02/06/20

On July 30, 2019, around 4:22 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a call of a subject attempting to break into a vehicle near the 200 block of Northeast 122nd Avenue; the subject involved was reportedly armed with multiple edged weapons. The call ultimately resulted in deadly force being deployed by one officer. There were a number of private security videos collected after the shooting that captured portions of the incident. These videos were compiled in order and shown to the members of the Multnomah County Grand Jury during the review of the incident. The Grand Jury returned a "No True Bill" after reviewing the case.

This video is being released to the public in the spirit of transparency. The only changes made to the video segments were images of the officer's faces. The faces have been blurred in order to comply with requirements of Oregon Revised Statute 181A.830 (6).

It is important to note that not all actions, including the deployment of less lethal weapons and the actual shooting, were captured on video. It is also important to be aware of some context in relation to this incident, including:

* The first 911 call was reported around 4:22 p.m. and the shooting was reported around 4:40 p.m.
* The video is a compilation of private security footage that captured some, but not all, of the interaction and is a total of 3 minutes and 58 seconds,
* Not all video captured sound,
* This incident occurred when dayshift officers (A shift) were nearing completion of their shift and afternoon shift (C shift) officers were just beginning their shift after roll call at East Precinct, which is in close proximity to the call location,
* The incident covered an area about nine city blocks in length, including a transportation corridor with a high volume of foot, bicycle, vehicular, and public transportation traffic, especially during commute time,
* This incident had an acting sergeant on scene.

Context for the video:

* The original incident of the subject reportedly breaking into a vehicle was near the 200 block of Northeast 122nd Avenue in a parking lot. The video does not begin at this time as there was not video of this portion of the incident identified,
* The video begins near Northeast 122nd Avenue and Northeast Davis Street where the involved subject, Lane Martin, dressed in dark clothing, is walking southbound on the western sidewalk. Martin approaches a dark colored SUV that is facing eastbound while armed with a hatchet-like weapon. Martin then continues southbound with Officers following at a distance,
* At approximately the 1 minute mark in the video, the viewer will see a different camera angle which is looking eastbound from the westbound Max platform located at East Burnside Street and 122nd Avenue. Martin is seen coming from the north (or left side of the screen),
* The next video segment is a different camera at the 2 minute 36 second mark looking northbound at the intersection of Southeast 122nd Avenue and Ash Street. In between this video segment and the prior one, there was police action that was not captured on camera. At the located south of East Burnside Street, two less lethal operators deployed two separate 40 mm foam-tipped less lethal rounds, which struck Martin on his lower legs. In this video segment, Martin is seen running southbound on 122nd Avenue to the west on Southeast Ash Street (from top of screen downward, then left),
* At approximately the 3 minute, 16 second mark in the video, portions of the interaction in the apartment complex are visible, which is where the lethal encounter occurred. The angle of the camera was not in a position to fully capture the incident,

The compilation private security video can be found at this link: https://youtu.be/4xFUfa1uKVo

The reports associated with this case, photographs of weapons recovered, and Grand Jury transcripts can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/744450

As part of the use of force review process, the Bureau is conducting an internal review of the entire incident and the case will go before the Police Review Board (PRB), which is comprised of community members, bureau members, and representatives from the Independent Police Review.

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PPB Releases Podcast on Gun Violence Reduction Team (Photo) - 02/06/20

The Portland Police Bureau has released a new podcast regarding the Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT): https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/752470

GVRT is a specialized unit focused on the investigation and disruption of violent crimes where firearms are used. It does this through investigations, interventions and relationships.

The Police Bureau continues to add podcasts monthly and episodes can be downloaded from all the popular podcast directories. The Bureau has released podcasts regarding 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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Attached Media Files: Podcast.jpg
Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Powellhurst Neighborhood -- One Person Injured - 02/06/20

On Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 2:34 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 13000 block of Southeast Cora Street on a report of a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and located evidence of gunfire. Officers also located a victim that had been injured during the shooting. The victim sustained minor injuries and was not transported to the hospital.

We are not releasing suspect information at this time.

Officers have secured the crime scene. The Portland Police Bureau's Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) is responding to assist with the investigation.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation. There is not an estimated time on when that update will be provided.

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UPDATE: Stabbing Investigation Underway, One Individual Injured, Suspect In Custody (Photo) - 02/05/20

The investigation continues into last night's stabbing incident. It was determined the victim suffered a non-life threatening injury.

Officers at the scene arrested 70-year-old Darrold Riddle. Detectives are still piecing together what occurred. Ultimately, Mr. Riddle was transported and lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on one count of assault in the second degree.

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

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On Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 5:38 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 3600 block of Southeast 32nd Avenue on reports that someone was stabbed in a residence. When officers arrived they found an adult male victim with a stab wound. The victim was transported to a hospital by ambulance. The victim's medical status is unknown at this time.

A suspect has been detained in this incident and therefore there is no threat to the community.

Officers have secured the crime scene and detectives are assisting in the investigation.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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

An update will be provided if appropriate for the investigation. There is not an estimated time on when that update will be provided.

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Attached Media Files: Riddle.png
Shooting Investigation Underway, One Individual Injured - 02/04/20

On Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 5:53 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 2600 block of Southeast 119th Street on reports that someone had been shot. 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.

We are not releasing suspect information at this point.

Officers have secured a crime scene.

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. There is not an estimated time on when that update will be provided.

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UPDATE: Video of Q&A about Portland Police Seeking Feedback on Door Hanger Initiative Combating Gun Violence (Photo) - 02/03/20

See a video of Assistant Chief Andrew Shearer discussing this program:

https://youtu.be/vs7SCa63ROA

Also, this update adds a map showing the citywide impact gun violence has had this year so far. The Gun Violence Reduction Team has responded to 61 incidents year-to-date. Last year-to date that figure was at 36. That figure includes any incident where shots have been confirmed, including gun assaults, accidental shootings, self-inflicted shootings, and evidence of gunfire with no damage or injury known.

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Gun violence remains a significant problem in Portland neighborhoods, touching virtually every corner of the city. Now, the Portland Police Bureau is planning a new door hanger initiative designed to help members of the Bureau engage the community to be part of the solution. We are seeking public comment on the proposed door hanger design (see attached draft).

Members of the Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) will soon be distributing the door hangers in neighborhoods where gun violence has happened. While it's common for officers to canvas the neighborhoods after a shooting, they often are not able to make contact with every resident, business, or community member in the area. Soon, officers will leave door hangers with contact information and a request that the community member reach out if they saw or heard anything or have pictures or video of the incident that they could share.

"Many times it's a small piece of information shared with investigators that can lead to the identification of a suspect, an arrest, a seizure of an illegally possessed firearm, and a criminal conviction," said Assistant Chief of Investigations Andrew Shearer. "This is also another element of our community policing effort, informing the community of an incident and further engaging them to join us in working toward a solution."

The door hangers also remind people that they can provide information about crimes anonymously through Crime Stoppers. Cash rewards of up to $2,500 are offered for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in unsolved felony crimes.

Assistant Chief Shearer will be available for media interviews on this topic today, Monday February 3, 2020 at 1:00p.m. Interested media should contact the PIO at ppbpio@portlandoregon.gov to make arrangements.

Community members wishing to provide feedback can call Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov . The comment window is now through Sunday, February 16.

That is also where tips about gun crimes in the City of Portland. 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.

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: Proposed Door Hanger Design pdf , Door Hanger thumbnail , Shots map
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UPDATE: Scene Photos of Shooting (Photo) - 02/02/20

A likely unintended victim is recovering from a gunshot wound that is believed to be non-life threatening after a shooting in the Eliot/Irvington/Lloyd District neighborhoods.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team continues to investigate this morning's shooting on the border of the Eliot/Irvington/Lloyd District neighborhoods. Scene photos are attached. The crime scene has been processed and the area is reopened to all traffic.

The victim was struck in the shoulder. Detectives are not releasing suspect information at this time, but they are still looking to interview witnesses or people with information about the shooting. The primary investigators are Detective Jennifer Hertzler (503-823-1040 Jennifer.Hertzler@portlandoregon.gov) , and Detective Ryan Foote (503-823-0781 Ryan.Foote@portlandoregon.gov) .

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On Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 1:50a.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of someone shot outside a restaurant in the 700 block of Northeast Weidler Street. When they arrived they learned that the victim and suspect or suspects had left before police were notified. A short time later a victim arrived at a local hospital. The victim, an adult female, was evaluated by doctors and police believe the injuries are not life threatening. Preliminary investigation suggests the victim was waiting in line at the restaurant's drive-through when at least one bullet struck her car and her in the driver's seat. She drove herself to the hospital.

Officers located evidence of gunfire at Northeast Broadway and Northeast 7th Avenue and closed the scene for an investigation. Currently, Northeast Broadway is closed between Northeast 7th Avenue and Northeast 8th Avenue.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) is responding to assume the investigation.

If anyone has any information about this shooting, they're asked to call police non-emergency at 503 823-3333 or notify GVRT directly. Please reference case number 20-37287.

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


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


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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Attached Media Files: Scene photo2 , Scene photo1
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Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Felon with Gun (Photo) - 02/01/20

A felon with a gun was arrested during a traffic stop by officers with the Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT).

On Friday, January 31, 2020 at 10:38p.m., GVRT officers stopped a vehicle on East Burnside Street and Southeast 82nd Avenue for a registration violation. When officers approached, they saw a silver revolver in the car.

The driver, Davon Donaldson, 22 (photo), was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on a charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Loaded Firearm (city code).

The loaded revolver (photo) was seized as evidence.

In an effort to curb retaliatory violence, the Gun Violence Reduction Team is engaging in enhanced patrols to interdict criminal behaviors. In addition, the Gun Violence Reduction Team members will be coordinating with partners, including the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, Multnomah County Parole and Probation, the United States Attorney's Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Oregon Youth Authority, East Metro Gang Enforcement Team, and the Office of Youth Violence Prevention.

Gun violence can result in death, serious injury, and life changing trauma to those targeted and also those in close proximity. The Gun Violence Reduction Team and community partners will work together to attempt to curb this violence, but they need the community's help.

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Attached Media Files: Donaldson gun , Davon Donaldson
Shots Fired in Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Parking Lot - 02/01/20

A victim has a non-life threatening gunshot wound after shots fired in the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood.

On Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 1:12a.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a disturbance with shots fired in the 12400 block of southeast Powell Boulevard. When they arrived, they found evidence of gunfire in a parking lot. They found the suspect or suspects had left the scene before officers arrived. A short time later, a victim with a gunshot wound arrived at a hospital by private vehicle. The injuries to not appear life threatening.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) responded to assist with the investigation. They believe there are witnesses who left the scene before speaking to police. Investigators would like to talk to those witnesses. They're asked to leave a message for GVRT at 503-823-4106 or email information to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov .

No arrests have been made at this time.

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

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


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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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PPB Investigates Two Incidents of Adults Attempting to Lure Youth into Vehicle - 01/31/20

The Portland Police Bureau's Youth Services Division is investigating two separate incidents where students reported being approached by strangers and encouraged to get into their vehicle. These incidents are unrelated and occurred after school and off campus.

The first incident occurred on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at approximately 2:55p.m. near Southeast 89th Avenue and Southeast Cooper Street. The student, a 9-year-old female, reported being approached by two adult males in a white van. The student said the passenger in the van offered the student candy and a ride. The student ran to a nearby house and alerted an adult. The van drove off.

The vehicle was described as a white Ford Econoline with no rear windows. The driver was a black male and the passenger was a white male.

The second incident occurred on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at approximately 4:42p.m. near Southwest Skyline Boulevard and Highway 26. The student, a 14-year-old female, reported being approached by an adult female in a black 4-door sedan. The female tried to get the student to approach the vehicle and the student refused. The female drove off after the student ran to a nearby business and called 911.

The female appeared to have been alone in the vehicle. She was described as a white female in her thirties.

The Portland Police Bureau encourages parents to talk to their children about what to do if approached by a stranger, similar to how the youth responded in these incidents.

School Resource Officers recommend that students avoid walking to and from school alone. Students should always be aware of their surroundings. This includes limiting the use of smartphones and headphones while in public. If a student is offered a ride by a stranger, the student should run to a nearby business and call 911.

Officers will be conducting extra patrols near schools in response to these incidents. Anyone with information about these two incidents should contact the non-emergency line at (503)823-3333.

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Pedestrian Dies Three Days After Being Struck By Vehicle - 01/31/20

A pedestrian has died at the hospital three days after being struck by a vehicle in the Woodlawn Neighborhood.

The pedestrian is being identified as Samuel B. Baskow, 22. His family has been notified of his death.

On Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 2:11a.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a pedestrian struck near Northeast Lombard Street and Northeast 11th Avenue. When officers arrived, they discovered a pedestrian with serious injuries. Paramedics treated the pedestrian, later identified as Baskow, and transported him to the hospital. He was treated and admitted to the hospital, but the extent of his injuries were not known at the time. Investigators learned today that Baskow died of his injuries.

Officers secured the scene and began an investigation. The involved driver, an adult male driving a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado, remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. He was not believed to be impaired or distracted.

Officers learned that Baskow was crossing Northeast Lombard Street outside of a crosswalk west of the intersection when he was struck. Limited visibility is believed to be a factor in the crash. The case was reviewed by an officer with the PPB Traffic Investigation Unit. But at this time no charges or citations have been issued, therefore the identity of the driver is not being released.

This is the 5th reportable fatal crash in the City of Portland for 2020.

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

You can help by doing your part to obey all traffic laws, whether you are in a vehicle, on foot, bike or scooter. To learn more, visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo) - 01/31/20

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 all of its Directives and seeks public comments.

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

1st Universal Review- 1/31/20-2/15/20
* Directive 316.00 Alcohol Use
* Directive 317.40 Authorized Use of Bureau Resources
* Directive 630.23 Reserve Officer Program
* Directive 640.50 Traffic Crash Investigations

2nd Universal Review: 1/31/20-3/1/20
* Directive 630.60 Vehicle Disposition and Impoundment (formerly titled Vehicle Disposition)
* Directive 870.25 Procedures for Members in Specially Designated Areas in Police Facilities (formerly titled Temporary Holding Cells )

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


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Jakavis T. Paschal
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UPDATE: Impaired Driver Flees Traffic Stop, Causes Serious Injury Crash (Photo) - 01/31/20

A driver who fled a traffic stop and was involved in a serious injury crash has been arrested for multiple charges, including DUII.

On Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 11:15p.m., an East Precinct officer initiated a traffic stop on a driver of a 2007 Chevrolet Impala near Southeast Division Street and 119th Avenue. As the officer walked up to speak to the driver, identified later as Jakavis T. Paschal (photo), 43, he drove away. The officer did not pursue. A short time later, other officers reported seeing the car going northbound on Southeast 122nd Avenue at a high rate of speed. Then Paschal's car crashed into another car, a 1993 Mercury Sable, which was westbound on East Burnside Street. The officers responded with paramedics and found the driver of the Mercury, Marquita L. Jefferson (no photo available), 30, with serious injuries. Jefferson was transported to the hospital by ambulance. The Traffic Division Major Crash Team responded due to the possibility that Jefferson's injuries could be life threatening.

Jefferson was treated at the hospital and, while her injuries are very serious, she is expected to survive.

Officers determined that Paschal was impaired by alcohol. A breath test showed his blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) was 0.14%, nearly twice the legal limit to drive. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), Reckless Driving, Assault in the Fourth Degree, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, Driving While Suspended (Misdemeanor level), and Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver.

Jefferson was also determined to be impaired by alcohol, testing at 0.12% BAC. She was cited for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants.

The intersection of East Burnside Street and Southeast 122nd Avenue reopened about 3:00a.m.

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

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

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

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The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the area of Southeast 122nd Avenue and East Burnside Street to assist in a traffic crash investigation involving serious injuries.

Streets closed in the area, including 122nd Avenue between Northeast Glisan Street and Southeast Stark Street, and East Burnside Street both directions at 122nd Avenue.

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

An updated news release will be pushed out as investigators learn more. There is not an estimated time on when that update will be provided.

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Attached Media Files: Jakavis T. Paschal
PPB Releases Investigative Files Regarding Officer-Involved Shooting - 01/31/20

On January 27, 2020, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office announced that a Grand Jury returned a not true bill regarding the use of force in the death of Koben Henriksen. Now that the Grand Jury has concluded, the Police Bureau has published the investigative files on the Bureau's Open Data page, which can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/751950

As with all uses of deadly force, the Bureau has been conducting an internal review of the entire incident and the case will go before the Police Review Board (PRB), which is comprised of community members, Bureau members and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division.

The Portland Police Bureau Directive that provides guidelines for members' actions related to reporting and investigating deadly force incidents may be found at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/656780

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UPDATE #2: Suspect Identified (Photo) - 01/30/20

The suspect in today's incident has been identified as 21-year-old Awasioeth Epenrosa. His no bail warrant was for assaulting a police officer.

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

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The suspect involved with this incident has been taken into custody without incident.

An update, with suspect information, will be provided later in the afternoon.

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The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to the area of the Northeast 60 Avenue and Northeast Portland Highway to assist North Precinct officers search for a reportedly armed individual who also has a warrant for their arrest.

Community members in the area are asked to shelter in place. There are no reported injuries pertaining to this incident. No additional information is available at this time.

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

There is not an estimated time on when that update will be provided.

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Vehicle Safety Belt Education - 01/30/20

Beginning, Monday, February 3, 2020, and continuing through Sunday, February 16, 2020, officers with the Portland Police Bureau will join law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon to educate the public regarding safety belt and child seat laws in order to increase the safety of children in vehicles. This will include the recently passed law for increasing safety for children under age two.

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading nationwide cause of death for children ages one through twelve years old. In 2017, 1,906 children under twelve were injured in Oregon traffic crashes, 9 percent were reported not using a child restraint system. It is estimated that car seats may increase crash survival by 71% for infants under one year old and by up to 59% for toddlers aged one to four. Booster seats may reduce the chance of nonfatal injury among four to eight year olds by 45% compared to safety belts used alone.

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

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

https://www.nhtsa.gov/equipment/car-seats-and-booster-seats#inspection-inspection

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

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFC2K2AfdJM&feature=youtu.be

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PPB Report to City Council on Joint Terrorism Task Force (Update) - 01/29/20

*** New Link to Report***

On Wednesday January 29, 2020, the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) presented the 2020 Report to City Council on the Portland Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF). This report was presented in accordance with Portland City Council Resolution 37424 (As Amended), which was enacted on May 8, 2019. The resolution established parameters of cooperation between PPB and the FBI JTTF.

The resolution states, in part, that by the end of January, a report to City Council shall contain the following information:

* The frequency with which the FBI's Special Agent in Charge requested the assignment of PPB CIU officers for an investigation;
* The number of cases that were referred to the PPB by the FBI;
* The number of cases that were referred to the FBI by the PPB; and,
* The nature of closed cases referred to the PPB by the FBI, including the demographics of persons investigated; and, the disposition of those cases.

The full report (five pages) is available for public viewing at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/752679

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Wellness Program Press Conference (Photo) - 01/29/20

Updated to add a link to the press conference video:
https://youtu.be/prSwL30CXhE

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On Thursday, January 30, 2020, at 10:30 a.m., the Portland Police Bureau will be hosting a press conference for interested media at the Justice Center, located at 1111 Southwest 2nd Avenue, Portland. Media members can check in beginning at 10 a.m. at the front desk.

Speakers will include: Mayor Ted Wheeler, Chief Jami Resch, Acting Commander Erica Hurley, and Officer Leo Harris. PPB Comfort Dog "Jocko" will also be introduced at the media event (See attached photograph).

For any questions, please contact the PIO at ppbpio@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Press Event , Jocko2
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Stabbing Investigation Concludes With A Suspect In Custody (Photo) - 01/29/20

On Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 6:36 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 300 block of Southwest 9th Avenue on reports that someone was stabbed. When officers arrived they found a male victim with a stab wound. The injury was considered to be non-life threatening.

Officers arrested the suspect, 24-year-old Benjamin Uphus, near the scene. Preliminary information suggests this was not a random assault. Mr. Uphus was eventually transported and lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on one count of unlawful use of a weapon.

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

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Shooting Investigation Underway In The Brooklyn Neighborhood, One Individual Injured - 01/28/20

On Tuesday, January 28 2020 at 6:31 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast Powell Boulevard and Southeast 28 Avenue on reports that shots were fired in the area. When officers arrived they found an adult female suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

We are not releasing suspect information at this time.

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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UPDATE #1: Pictures of Seized Property Released (Photo) - 01/28/20

The bureau is releasing the attached pictures in hopes owners will recognize the property and contact PPB. Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Stephanie Hudson at stephanie.hudson@portlandoregon.gov or at 503-823-4800.

Also, the sergeant of the Street Crimes Unit is available today for on camera interviews.

Interested media should email Sergeant Brad Yakots for contact information.

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On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, East Precinct's Street Crimes Unit and their Neighborhood Response Team, with the assistance of East County SWAT and PPB's Property Evidence Division, served a search warrant in the 1600 block of Southeast Roberts Drive in Gresham and at a public storage unit. Investigators found enough stolen and suspected stolen property to fill three vans and a tow truck.

Officers seized a Cadillac Escalade and a Mercedes sedan, three handguns, an AR-15 rifle, body armor, and numerous boxes of ammunition. They also found $2,200 in cash as well as heroin and cocaine.

Robert L. Finanders, 39, was arrested and lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on multiple counts of felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of body armor, aggravated identity theft and aggravated theft in the first degree. More charges are expected once the investigation is complete.

Investigators are requesting help identifying the owners of the following items:

1 Washer and dryer, still in the boxes
2 boxes with 89 thermostats
4 Mercedes tires
4 Toyo Tires
3 Fire extinguishers
1 Tow rope
1 Air compressor
Tools
Industrial wire
Kicker amps
2 boxes of 8,000 count 6 x 1 ?1/4 inch screws
1 Box of circuit breakers
1 Gun belt with ammo .357
1 Air compressor that said with "Big Red" on it
1 Hydraulic press
2 Air compressors
2 hand trucks
1 Rockford subwoofer
4 guns
Body armor
Ammo

Due to the ongoing investigation, we cannot provide more detail about the listed items at this time. If anyone has information relating to the property, please contact Officer Stephanie Hudson at stephanie.hudson@portlandoregon.gov or at 503-823-4800.

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Shooting Investigation Underway In The King Neighborhood, No Known Injuries - 01/28/20

On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at 5:18 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 4600 block of North Michigan Avenue on reports that shots were fired in the area. When officers arrived they found evidence of gunfire including two vehicles with bullet strikes and over a dozen spent casings in the street.

No injuries have been reported as a result of this incident. We are not releasing suspect information at this time.

Officers have secured the crime scene and the Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) 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.

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UPDATE #2: Victim in Fatal Crash Identified - 01/26/20

The deceased is identified as Salvador Cruz Garcia, 52, of Portland. His family has been notified of his death.

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The driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal crash in the Parkrose Neighborhood this morning has been arrested.

Investigators with the Major Crash Team spent most of the day investigating the crash and determine that the driver was impaired by alcohol. Tyrell P. Dixon (photo), 28, of Happy Valley, Oregon, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Manslaughter in the Second Degree, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, and Reckless Driving.

The investigation suggests that Dixon was driving a 2003 Pontiac Bonneville westbound on Northeast Sandy Boulevard and ran a red light at Northeast 105th Avenue as another vehicle, a 2003 Mazda Miata, was northbound through the intersection. The Bonneville struck the Miata on the passenger side door. The driver and only occupant of the Miata was pronounce deceased at the scene. Dixon and a passenger in his vehicle were treated for minor injuries.

Investigators determined that impairment and speed are key factors in this crash. This is the 4th fatality being investigated by the Major Crash Team this year.

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

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

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

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A vehicle occupant has died after a crash Northeast Sandy Boulevard in the Parkrose Neighborhood.

On Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 9:40a.m., North Precinct officers, along with paramedics, were dispatched to an injury crash on Northeast Sandy Boulevard west of Northeast 105th Avenue. When they arrived they found one occupant of a vehicle was deceased.

The Major Crash Team (MCT) has been called and is enroute to conduct an investigation. Traffic will be blocked on Northeast Sandy Boulevard between Northeast 104th Avenue and Northeast 105th Avenue for several hours.

If anyone witnessed the crash or has information about it, please call the police non-emergency line at 503-823-3333. The case number is 20-27970.

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Pharmacy Rob Surveillance
UPDATE: Robbery Suspect Identified, Connected to Other Crimes (Photo) - 01/26/20

The suspect in the robbery case is being identified as Deondre L. Rosemon, 46 (photo). On January 23, 2020, he was booked in the Multnomah County Detention Center on a charge of Robbery in the Second Degree. A photo (Pharmacy Rob) from that incident is attached.

Detectives have confirmed that Rosemon was in possession of two realistic looking replica firearms. Photos of the firearms are not available for release at this time.

Since then, robbery detectives have conducted significant investigation and successfully linked Rosemon to five other gunpoint robberies:

January 8, 2020, 7:26p.m., Hardware store, 200 Block of Northeast Broadway,

January 10, 2020, 10:56p.m., Video Store, 200 block of Southeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard,

January 17, 2020, 4:56p.m., Cell Phone Store, 1000 block of North Lombard Street,

January 21, 2020, 3:54a.m., Convenience Store, 1300 block SW 11th Ave (photos: Convenience Store),

January 21, 2020 10:10p.m., Video store, 300 block of NW Broadway.


Additional charges are expected related to these cases.

The investigation continues. Other crimes are also being reviewed by Robbery Detectives to see if Rosemon was connected. If anyone has information, contact Robbery Detective Kenneth Reynolds at (503) 823-0407 or kenneth.reynolds@portlandoregon.gov .

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On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at 8:04 p.m., North Precinct Officers responded to the 1600 block of Northeast Grand Avenue on a report of an attempted robbery involving a weapon.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted a subject in the area of Northeast 6th Avenue and Northeast Clackamas Street and the subject fled on foot. Officers established a perimeter and requested on duty Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) officers and a K-9 team to assist with the search.

Officers located a subject believed to be involved in the area of the 1400 block of Northeast 6th Avenue and took him into custody.

This investigation is in the preliminary stages and further details will be released when they are available.

No one was injured and there is not an on-going risk to the community related to this incident.

If anyone has information about this case, contact Robbery Detective Kenneth Reynolds at (503) 823-0407 or Kenneth.reynolds@portlandoregon.gov

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Attached Media Files: Pharmacy Rob Surveillance , Convenience Store 1 , Convenience Store 2 , Deondre L. Rosemon
Shots Fired in Portsmouth Neighborhood, Occupied Homes Struck - 01/26/20

Two homes occupied by families were struck by gunfire overnight after a shooting in the Portsmouth Neighborhood.

On Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 12:14a.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of shots heard in McCoy Park, 4701 North Trenton Street. Officers arrived and found evidence of gunfire in the park, but no suspects or victims. They also were alerted to bullet strikes to homes occupied by families. Both homes were on the east side of the park along North Newman Avenue. In both cases the bullets penetrated into the living area of the homes, but did not strike anyone. A parked, unoccupied car was also struck.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team responded to investigate. So far, no arrests have been made.

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

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


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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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UPDATE: Driver Arrested After Fatal Crash in Parkrose Neighborhood (Photo) - 01/25/20

The driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal crash in the Parkrose Neighborhood this morning has been arrested.

Investigators with the Major Crash Team spent most of the day investigating the crash and determine that the driver was impaired by alcohol. Tyrell P. Dixon (photo), 28, of Happy Valley, Oregon, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Manslaughter in the Second Degree, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, and Reckless Driving.

The investigation suggests that Dixon was driving a 2003 Pontiac Bonneville westbound on Northeast Sandy Boulevard and ran a red light at Northeast 105th Avenue as another vehicle, a 2003 Mazda Miata, was northbound through the intersection. The Bonneville struck the Miata on the passenger side door. The driver and only occupant of the Miata was pronounce deceased at the scene. Dixon and a passenger in his vehicle were treated for minor injuries.

Investigators determined that impairment and speed are key factors in this crash. This is the 4th fatality being investigated by the Major Crash Team this year.

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

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

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

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A vehicle occupant has died after a crash Northeast Sandy Boulevard in the Parkrose Neighborhood.

On Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 9:40a.m., North Precinct officers, along with paramedics, were dispatched to an injury crash on Northeast Sandy Boulevard west of Northeast 105th Avenue. When they arrived they found one occupant of a vehicle was deceased.

The Major Crash Team (MCT) has been called and is enroute to conduct an investigation. Traffic will be blocked on Northeast Sandy Boulevard between Northeast 104th Avenue and Northeast 105th Avenue for several hours.

If anyone witnessed the crash or has information about it, please call the police non-emergency line at 503-823-3333. The case number is 20-27970.

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Attached Media Files: Tyrell P. Dixon

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