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Death Investigation Underway in Roseway Neighborhood - 09/02/22

On 9/2/22 at approximately 7:20 a.m., officers from the North Precinct responded to the 3800 Block of NE 65th Ave on a report of a person shot. Officers arrived and found an adult male deceased. There is no ongoing risk to the public. Detectives from the Homicide detail and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division will be on scene for several hours collecting evidence. This investigation is in the initial stages and more information will be released when appropriate.

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Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested - 09/02/22

A man who shot someone while driving on I-205 has been found and charged with Attempted Murder.

On September 1, 2022, just after 9:00 a.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to the area of Northeast 94th Avenue and Northeast Glisan Street on the reports of a shooting. A cab driver was on the phone with 911 as he continued to drive himself to Providence Medical Center. Officers flooded the area in search of the shooting scene, while others drove to Providence to assist the victim.

Fortunately, the cab driver was able to provide a license plate number a vehicle description. After not finding a shooting scene in the area of Northeast 94th Avenue and Northeast Glisan Street, officers began searching in a more expanded area. The cab driver confirmed the shooting actually occurred on southbound I-205 before the Glisan Street exit, and that the suspect vehicle also took the Glisan Street Exit.

The cab driver was stabilized at Providence, then transferred by ambulance to the nearest level 1 trauma hospital. Officers on scene at Providence confirmed there were visible bullet holes in the victim’s car.

At 9:29 a.m., one of the officers searching for the suspect vehicle located it in the area of Southeast 77th Avenue and Southeast Foster Road. The car was unoccupied. Several more officers converged on the area, and they developed information leading them to believe the suspect was in a nearby business. A perimeter was established and a K9 Unit responded to assist with the search.

At 10:05 a.m., the shooting suspect was located and taken into custody. Investigators with Portland’s Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) responded and assumed control. After an intensive investigation, 47-year-old Bradley Dylan Stanwood was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on the charges of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Assault in the First Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

After receiving medical care, the victim was released from the hospital and is recovering.

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Update: Victim Identified in Old Town Homicide (Photo) - 09/02/22

Update:

The victim from the shooting on August 26, 2022 at 9:27 pm at NW 6th Avenue/NW Glisan Street has been identified as 70 year old Clarence Edward Smith. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined the cause of Mr. Smith’s death was from a gunshot wound and the manner of his death a homicide. Detectives ask that anyone that has information about the case contact Detective Scott Broughton at (503) 823-3774 or at Scott.Broughton@police.portlandoregon.gov or Detective Michael Schmerber Michael.Schmerber@police.portlandoregon.gov. Please reference case number 22-230445. Mr. Smith’s family provided the attached photograph to include with the release.

Photo Description: photograph of homicide victim

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On Friday, August 26, 2022, at 9:27 p.m., officers from the Central Precinct responded to a shooting call at the intersection of Northwest 6th Avenue and Northwest Flanders Street. Officers arrived to find an adult male who was shot. The man was transported to an area hospital where he later died.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit has responded to investigate. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Scott Broughton can be reached at (503) 823-3774 or at Scott.Broughton@police.portlandoregon.gov or Detective Michael Schmerber Michael.Schmerber@police.portlandoregon.gov. Please reference case number 22-230445.

During the investigation, Northwest 6th Avenue is closed from Northwest Flanders Street to Northwest Hoyt Street. Additionally, Northwest 5th Avenue is closed from Northwest Glisan Street to Northwest Broadway. The identity of the victim will be released after they are positively identified, the Medical Examiner has confirmed cause of death, and after family members have been notified.

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

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Victim in Fatal Southeast Crash Identified - 09/01/22

The victim in this crash is identified as 26-year-old Ashlee Diane McGill. Her family has been notified of her death.

Based on evidence and witness statements, traffic investigators found that McGill was an innocent bystander walking in the area when she was struck by an out-of-control vehicle. The vehicle was one of two speed racers who lost control of their vehicles, resulting in the crash. This case is actively under investigation. No arrests have yet been made.

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On Saturday, August 27, 2022, at 5:39 a.m., officers from the East Precinct were dispatched to a crash on Southeast Stark Street and Southeast 133rd Avenue. When officers arrived, they found the vehicle had hit a tree. As officers went to check the welfare of the driver and any occupants, they found a person outside of the vehicle who was deceased. The driver of that vehicle was transported to a local hospital with unknown injuries. Before hitting the tree, that vehicle also hit another vehicle. The driver of that vehicle remained at the scene.

Portland’s Major Crash Team (MCT) has responded and is assuming control of the investigation. While the MCT conducts this investigation, Southeast Start Street will be closed from Southeast 130th Avenue to Southeast 134th Avenue.

Anyone with information about this incident who has not already spoken with police is asked to contact crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 22-230725.

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UPDATE: Missing Endangered Man Found (Photo) - 09/01/22

Peter "Joshua" Strugari has been located. He is healthy and is reunited with his family.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to thank our community members for their concern, and for keeping an eye out.

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Updated with a picture of Peter Stugari and with a correct date/time of the fire, which was August 31, 2022, at 4:19 a.m.

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The Portland Police Bureau is concerned about health and welfare of a possibly injured or endangered man and is requesting help with locating him.

On August 31, 2022, at around 7 a.m., Portland Fire responded to a residential fire in the 6600 Block of Southeast 56th Avenue. Firefighters were unable to locate anyone inside. Portland Fire learned the tenant was out of town, however their adult son, 21-year-old Peter Strugari, was not traveling with them. Peter is believed to be on the autism spectrum and to have additional mental health challenges. There was extensive damage to the structure, including in the Peter's room.

Portland Fire and the Portland Police Bureau are worried that Peter Strugari could have sustained injuries as a result of the fire, believe he no longer has access to needed medication, and may be confused or otherwise unable to care for his injuries or condition. Peter is 6'4" and weighs 240 lbs.

If you know where Peter Strugari is, or if you see him, please call 911 or email Missing Person's Detective Kristina Coffey at missing@police.portlandoregon.gov .

Photograph: Peter Stugari

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Attached Media Files: Peter Stugari

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PPB Seeks Public Input on Directives (Photo) - 09/01/22

The Portland Police Bureau directs member action by establishing policies, procedures, and rules, as found within Directives. The Bureau is in the process of reviewing its Directives and seeks community input.

Currently, the Bureau is asking for comments regarding the following Directive(s).

1st Universal Review: 9/1/22 – 9/16/22

•Directive 0280.00, Fitness Room
•Directive 1110.00, Personal Appearance Standards

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

Picture: Cover of Manual of Directives

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Eliot Neighborhood Homicide Victim Identified (Photo) - 08/31/22

This shooting from August 28th, 2022, occurred during an illegal street takeover event on Marine Drive over I5, which resulted in two individuals injured by gunfire and a third person, identified as Cameron Taylor, deceased. Taylor was transported away from the scene in a private vehicle however those in the vehicle stopped to render additional aide to Taylor at 15 NE Broadway, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The Portland Police Bureau thanks the many community members who have confirmed this detail, and encourages anyone with suspect information to contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov .

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The victim in this homicide is identified as 20-year-old Cameron Taylor. The Medical Examiner determined the cause of death as gunshot wound and the manner of death a homicide. Taylor’s family has been notified of his death, and they provided the attached picture for public release.

Picture: Cameron Taylor

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A man was found deceased in the Eliot Neighborhood from an apparent gunshot wound.

On August 28, 2022, at 10:57 p.m., Officers from North Precinct were dispatched to an overdose call at 15 Northeast Broadway. When officers arrived, they found a man who was actually suffering from a gunshot wound. The man was confirmed deceased by medical on scene.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit responded to investigate. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Jennifer Hertzler at jennifer.hertzler@police.portlandoregon.gov (503)823-1040 or Detective Rico Beniga at rico.beniga@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 22-232298.

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The identity of the victim will be released after they are positively identified, the Medical Examiner has confirmed cause of death, and after family members have been notified.

More information will be released when appropriate.

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Attached Media Files: Cameron_Taylor.jpeg

Pedestrian Struck, Killed in East Columbia Neighborhood - 08/30/22

A man has been struck and killed in the East Columbia Neighborhood

On August 30, 2022, at 9:41 p.m., North Precinct Officers were dispatched to an injury accident on North Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard at North Marine Drive. Officers arrived to find a man deceased after being struck by a semi-truck. Initial evidence indicates that the deceased was attempting to cross MLK when he was struck by the truck. The driver of the semi remained on scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

The Major Crash Team (MCT) has responded to the scene and has assumed control of the investigation. While MCT investigates this crash, North MLK will be closed at North Gertz Road, and the southbound off-ramp from I-5 to MLK will be shut down.

Anyone with information about this incident who has not already spoken with police is asked to contact crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 22-234212.

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Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Homicide Victim Identified (Photo) - 08/30/22

The victim in this homicide is identified as 36-year-old Racheal Angel Abraham. The Medical Examiner determined the cause of death as manual strangulation and the manner of death a homicide. Abraham’s family has been notified of her death, and they provided the attached picture for public release. Abraham's family is asking for privacy at this time.

Picture: Racheal Angel Abraham

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A man has been arrested as a result of this homicide investigation in the Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood.

33-year-old Mohamed Osman Adan was arrested and has been booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on the charges of Murder in the Second Degree (Domestic Violence) and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

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On Saturday, August 27, 2022, at 7:01 a.m., officers from the East Precinct responded to a disturbance call in the 3200 block of Southeast 92nd Avenue. Officers arrived to find an adult female who was deceased. An adult male has been detained as part of the investigation.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit has responded to investigate. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Rico Beniga can be reached at (503)823-0457 or at Rico.beniga@police.portlandoregon.gov or Detective Erik Kammerer at Erik.Kammerer@police.portlandoregon.gov.

The identity of the victim will be released after they are positively identified, the Medical Examiner has confirmed cause of death, and after family members have been notified.

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

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Attached Media Files: Abraham.JPG

Shooting in Montavilla Neighborhood, Suspect Arrested - 08/30/22

A man is in custody after a shooting in the Montavilla Neighborhood

On August 29, 2022, at 6:04 p.m., officers were dispatched to a shooting in the 1300 Block of Northeast 80th Avenue. Officers arrived to find a man with a single gunshot wound to the chest. Officers retrieved their Individual First Aid Kits (IFAK) and began rendering emergency medical aid. Officer applied two chest seals to the wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital with a life-threatening injury.

The suspect, 22-year-old Rocky Allan Rainwater, cooperated with police on scene. Portland Police Detective's Special Victim's Unit (SVU) responded to the scene to investigate. At the conclusion of the investigation, Rainwater was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center (MCDC) on charges of Assault in the First Degree (Domestic Violence) and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

After care at the hospital, the victim's condition was upgraded to stable.

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Centennial Neighborhood Homicide Victim Identified (Photo) - 08/30/22

The victim in this homicide is identified as 54-year-old Stephenic Hall. The Medical Examiner’s Office determined the manner and cause of death to be homicide by gunshot wound. Hall’s family has been notified of his death, and they provided the attached picture for public release. Hall’s family is asking for privacy at this time.

Picture: Stephenic Hall

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A man has died after a shooting in the Centennial Neighborhood

On Sunday, August 28, 2022, at 9:32 p.m., officers from East Precinct responded to a shooting call in the 600 Block of Southeast 148th Avenue. Officers arrived and found a man who was shot and appeared to be deceased. Medical arrived and confirmed that the victim was deceased.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit has responded to investigate. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Jason Koenig at jason.koenig@police.portlandoregon.gov (503)823-0889 or Detective Michael Greenlee at michael.greenlee@police.portlandoregon.gov (503)823-0871, and reference case number 22-232231.

During the investigation, the Northbound lanes of Northeast 148th will be closed at Stark Street.

The identity of the victim will be released after they are positively identified, the Medical Examiner has confirmed cause of death, and after family members have been notified.

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

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Attached Media Files: Hall_S.jpg

Single-Vehicle Crash Kills One in Kenton Neighborhood - 08/30/22

A motorcycle operator has died in the Kenton Neighborhood.

On August 30, 2022, at 6:30 a.m., North Precinct Officers were dispatched to an injury crash near the intersection of North Expo Road and Expo Transit Center. Officers arrived to find a motorcycle operator deceased after what appears to be a single-vehicle crash into a tree.

Portland's Major Crash Team (MCT) has responded to investigate. The immediate area will be closed while MCT conducts their investigation. The name of the deceased will be released after the Medical Examiner confirms cause and manner of death, and after family is notified.

Anyone with information about this incident who has not already spoken with police is asked to contact crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 22-233464.

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PPB Responds to Multiple Shootings and Homicides over the Weekend - 08/29/22

PPB responded to three people killed and nine people injured since Saturday morning.

Since early Saturday morning, PPB personnel has responded to three homicides and an additional seven shooting incidents. The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's assistance in solving or providing more information on the cases.

Below is a brief synopsis of the incidents. Details are limited, as the cases are in the early stages of investigation. Information is tentative and subject to change.

On Monday, August 29, 2022, at 3:11 a.m. Officers were dispatched to a local gas station, located in the 600 Block of Southeast Grand Avenue regarding a ride-share driver who had been assaulted. Officers arrived and determined the driver picked up a fare and was immediately held at gunpoint by the passenger. The driver was forced to drive the passenger around the area for a short while. The victim was able to convince the suspect she had to get gas, at which time she was able to get away from her car and the suspect. As the suspect was leaving the area on foot, he fired a single shot (most likely in the air). A single casing was located in the area. Assault Detectives were notified for follow-up. Case #22-232410

On August 28, 2022, at 10:57 p.m., Officers from North Precinct were dispatched to an overdose call at 15 Northeast Broadway. When officers arrived, they found a man who was actually suffering from a gunshot wound. The man was confirmed deceased by medical on-scene.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit responded to investigate. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Jennifer Hertzler at jennifer.hertzler@police.portlandoregon.gov (503)823-1040 or Detective Rico Beniga at rico.beniga@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 22-232298.

The identity of the victim will be released after they are positively identified, the Medical Examiner has confirmed cause of death, and after family members have been notified.

On August 28, 2022, at 10:47 p.m., officers were dispatched to a shooting in the area of Northeast I-5 over Northeast Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard. There were hundreds of people and cars in the area participating in an apparent illegal street takeover event, making it difficult for officers to respond and investigate the shooting. Officers eventually arrived and found a man suffering from an apparent non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Officers eventually learned that one additional gunshot victim was driven to a hospital in Washington with non-life threatening wounds, and another was driven by personal vehicle south, with unknown gunshot wounds.

There is nobody in custody and is actively being investigated. Case #22-232288

On Sunday, August 28, 2022, at 9:32 p.m., officers responded to a shooting call in the 600 Block of Southeast 148th Avenue. Officers arrived and found a man who was shot and appeared to be deceased. Medical arrived and confirmed that the victim was deceased.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit responded to investigate. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Jason Koenig at jason.koenig@police.portlandoregon.gov (503)823-0889 or Detective Michael Greenlee at michael.greenlee@police.portlandoregon.gov (503)823-0871, and reference case number 22-232231.

On Sunday, August 28, 2022, at around 9:20 p.m., Officers responded to the area of Southeast 122nd and East Burnside Street and found a man and a woman, both suffering from gunshot wounds. The woman suffered a gunshot wound and was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The man was transported to a local hospital as a trauma injury. Nobody was taken into custody. Case #22-232225.

On Sunday August 28, 2022, at approximately 3:55 a.m., Officers responded to a disturbance in the 14900 Block of Southeast Powell. Information was very convoluted, but it was determined there was a female shot in the leg inside a vehicle outside the residence. Police also learned the suspect might be still inside the house.

A plan was formulated to do a rescue of the female and bring her back to a waiting ambulance. Officers and Sergeants approached the residence and upon arrival, encountered two males outside the residence along with the wounded female inside the car. Officers placed a tourniquet on the victim's leg and evacuated her in a patrol car to the waiting ambulance. The wound is believed to be non-life-threatening. Officers then detained the two males and two more females inside the residence. The residence was cleared and no more victims were found. The case was referred to the Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST). Case #22-231561

On Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 3:23 a.m., Officers were dispatched to the area of North Force and North Marine Drive regarding a person shot. The man had a non-life-threatening wound and refused transport to the hospital. The victim said he was dumpster diving in the area, when a person yelled at him to stop and then fired a shot. Case #22-231537

On Sunday, August 28, 2022, at 3:03 a.m., officers responded to the area just south of Northeast Glisan and Northeast 99th Street regarding a female firing a gun and then possibly leaving in a vehicle. Officers found no victim of a shooting. A canvas of the area found one single shell casing.

As officers were leaving the scene, a vehicle arrived back at the location with a driver who matched the description of a caller. The driver refused to listen to officers when she parked, and began yelling at them as she walked into her apartment. Moments later she came back out in changed clothes and refused any contact the officers.

Due to the fact there was no victim found, no actual witness to her shooting a handgun and no shell casing evidence, officers disengaged and forwarded the case to ECST. Case ##22-231537

On August 28, 2022, at 12:59 a.m., Officers were dispatched to the area of North Going Street and North Basin Avenue regarding someone shot. As Air 1 flew over, they saw what appeared to be speed racers leaving the location.

One victim showed up at a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A second victim showed up in a separate vehicle with a non-life-threatening injury.

Arrested at the hospital were 18-year-old Twana Osman and a 17-year-old juvenile. Case #22-231453

On Saturday, August 27, 2022, at 7:01 a.m., officers from the East Precinct responded to a disturbance call in the 3200 block of Southeast 92nd Avenue. Officers arrived to find an adult female who was deceased.

33-year-old Mohamed Osman Adan was arrested and has been booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on the charges of Murder in the Second Degree (Domestic Violence) and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

If anyone has additional information about this incident, please contact Detective Rico Beniga can be reached at (503)823-0457 or at Rico.beniga@police.portlandoregon.gov or Detective Erik Kammerer at Erik.Kammerer@police.portlandoregon.gov.

The identity of the victim will be released after they are positively identified, the Medical Examiner has confirmed cause of death, and after family members have been notified.

Critical incidents such as these take a significant number of police resources to respond and investigate, and the Portland Police Bureau is aware that many lower priority calls do not get a timely response. We are grateful for the patience from the community as we work through the calls. Some reports can be made on our website at https://www.portland.gov/police/police-report-online-submission .

If anyone has information about any of these incidents, and has not already spoken to police, they are asked to e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and include the applicable case number.

ECST investigators consider all gunfire aimed at Portland community members to be attempted murder cases. Eyewitnesses or video evidence is crucial in solving these cases and these crime victims need people to come forward with any information. If anyone has information about a shooting case, please contact crimetips@portlandoregon.gov , or tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers.

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 and tipsters can remain anonymous.

(Video) Portland police not meeting minimum staffing on the streets, report says

Anyone wishing to submit a secure and anonymous tip regarding any unsolved felony crime should visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com or visit the App Store and download P3 Tips for your smart phone or tablet.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100 percent by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, or to view other unsolved cases, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

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Explosion in Downtown Portland - 08/28/22

Portland Police and Portland Fire are responding to an explosion at the food cart pod located near the intersection of Southwest 5th Avenue and Southwest Harvey Milk Street.

On August 28, 2022, at 3:40am, callers reported an explosion at the food cart pods in Downtown Portland. Officers responded to find an explosion had shattered a large number of windows in the surrounding block. Officers searched the area for individuals who may have been injured as a result of the explosions, but were not immediately able to locate anyone who has been injured.

Portland Police Bureau’s Explosive Disposal Unit (EDU) will be sweeping the area for explosive devices and will be conducting a post blast analysis, after which Portland Fire’s Arson Investigator will conduct an investigation. While these investigations are occurring, Southwest 5th Avenue will be closed from Southwest Oak Street to Southwest Washington Street, and Southwest Harvey Milk Street will be closed from Southwest 4th Avenue to Southwest 6th Avenue.

Anyone with information about the explosion who has not already been contacted by the police is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau at crimetips@portlandoregon.gov .

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Missing Woman Located (Photo) - 08/27/22

Yueliu Tan has been located. She is safe and has been reunited with her family.

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A search is underway for a missing woman in East Portland. The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public to keep an eye out for her.

On Friday, August 26, 2022, East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a missing person in the 7500 block of Southeast Lambert Street. They were told that Yueliu Tan, 68, went out with her cart to collect cans and had not returned home. Yueliu was last seen leaving her home on foot at 5:45 am.

Yueliu is an Asian female, 4 ft 6 in tall, 145 lbs, with short black and gray hair (photo). Yueliu was last seen wearing a yellow shirt, with multiple other colors and patterns (photo), black pants and a red Nike hat. Yueliu has no diagnosed health concerns but is only familiar with her neighborhood. Yueliu walks her neighborhood several times a week. Yueliu has no phone or money and does not use TriMet. Yueliu’s family says that she only speaks Chinese.

Officers have searched for Yueliu without success. If anyone sees Yueliu, please call 911. If anyone has other information about this case, e-mail the Missing Persons Unit at missing@portlandoregon.gov.

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Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Homicide Victim Identified (Photo) - 08/25/22

The victim in this homicide is identified as 40-year-old Dejohntae Campbell. The Medical Examiner’s Office determined the manner and cause of death to be homicide by gunshot wound. Campbell’s family has been notified of his death, and they provided the attached picture for public release. Campbell’s family is asking for privacy at this time.

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A shooting in the Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood has left one victim deceased.

On Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 9:10p.m., East Precinct and Focused Intervention Team (FIT) officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 13400 block of Southeast Bush Street. When they arrived they located a deceased victim. The suspect or suspects fled and no immediate arrests were made.

Portland Police Homicide Unit detectives are responding to the scene. During the investigation, Southeast Bush Street is closed between Southeast 134th Avenue and Southeast 136th Avenue.

If anyone has information about this incident and has not already spoken to police, please contact Detective Jennifer Hertzler at Jennifer.Hertzler@police.portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-1040, or Detective Joe Corona Joseph.Corona@police.portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0508 and reference case number 22-215212.

The identity of the victim and the cause and manner of death will be determined by the Medical Examiner. That information will be released at a later time. The PIO is not responding to the scene. Additional updates will be distributed as appropriate to the investigation.

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Portsmouth Neighborhood Homicide Victim Identified - 08/25/22

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The victim is identified as 26-year-old Adrian Perdomo. The Medical Examiner determined his manner and cause of death to be homicide by gunshot wound. Perdomo's family has been notified of his death and is requesting privacy at this time.

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On Sunday, August 14, 2022, at 10:03 p.m., officers from the North Precinct responded to a shooting call in the 6000 block of North Fessenden Street, Northgate Park. Officers arrived to find an adult male who was deceased.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit has responded to investigate. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Jeff Pontius at Jeffery.Pontius@portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-0433 or Detective Tony Merrill Anthony.Merrill@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-4033. Please reference case number 22-219057.

During the investigation, North Geneva Avenue is closed from North Fessenden Street to North Newark Street. The identity of the victim will be released after they are positively identified, the Medical Examiner has confirmed cause of death, and after family members have been notified.

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

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Parkrose Heights Neighborhood Victim Identified - 08/25/22

The victim is identified as 59-year-old Penelope Fagan. The Medical Examiner determined her manner and cause of death to be homicide by blunt force trauma. Fagan's family has been notified of her death and is requesting privacy at this time.

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On Monday, August 8, 2022, at 1:33 a.m., officers from the East Precinct responded to an assault call in the 1800 block of Northeast 104th Avenue. Officers arrived to find an adult female who was deceased.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit has responded to investigate. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Eric McDaniel at Eric.McDaniel@portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-0833 or Detective Jeff Pontius at Jeffery.Pontius@portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-0433. Please reference case number 22-212419.

The identity of the victim will be released after they are positively identified, the Medical Examiner has confirmed cause of death, and after family members have been notified.

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

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East Columbia Neighborhood Homicide Victim Identified - 08/25/22

The victim in this homicide is identified as 53-year-old Otis Abner. The Medical Examiner’s Office determined the manner and cause of death to be homicide by gunshot wound. Abner’s family has been notified of his death and has asked for privacy at this time.

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An investigation is underway after a shooting in the East Columbia Neighborhood where one person is deceased.

On Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 2:09a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of someone shot in the 1100 block of North Schmeer Road. When they arrived they located a person deceased.

The suspect or suspects left the scene before police were called an no immediate arrests have been made. No suspect information is being released at this time.

The Portland Police Bureau Homicide Unit is responding to the scene. During the investigation, North Schmeer Road is closed between North Horseshoe Avenue and North Whitaker Road.

If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective William Winters at William.Winters@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0466, or Detective Jason Koenig at Jason.Koenig@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0889, and reference case number 22-210609.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. Additional information will be released when appropriate.

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Scott Tovar

Hazelwood Homicide Victim Identified (Photo) - 08/22/22

The victim in this homicide is identified as 40-year-old Scott Joseph Tovar, of Vancouver, WA. The Medical Examiner’s Office determined the manner and cause of death to be homicide by gunshot wound. Tovar’s family has been notified of his death, and they provided the attached picture for public release. Tovar’s family is asking for privacy at this time.

Picture: Scott Tovar

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One man has died after a shooting in the Hazelwood Neighborhood.

On Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 8:07p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of a person shot at East Burnside Street and Southeast 127th Avenue. When officers arrived, they located one man deceased.

The suspect or suspects fled the scene and no immediate arrests were made.

Portland Police Homicide Unit detectives responded to the scene and are investigating. During the investigation, East Burnside Street is closed between Southeast 122nd Avenue and Southeast 133rd Avenue. The PIO is not responding to the scene.

If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective Ryan Foote Ryan.Foote@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0781 or Detective Travis Law at Travis.Law@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0395. The case number is 22-221936.

More information will be released when appropriate to the investigation.

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Vandalism Suspect Emile Laurent Sought, Public Assistance Requested (Photo) - 08/22/22

Emile Laurent has turned himself in on his outstanding felony warrant and was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on the morning of August 22, 2022.

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A prolific graffiti vandal has a felony warrant for his arrest, and the Portland Police Bureau is requesting public assistance locating him.

Emile Anthony Laurent, 22, of Portland, is wanted for Criminal Mischief in the First Degree. In an effort to locate him, photos of him are attached. Laurent is a white male, 5'4" in height, 115lbs, brown hair and brown eyes. If anyone sees Laurent, please call 911. If anyone has information about Laurent that is not time sensitive, please e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov attn: CE NRT.

This investigation was initiated by the Central Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) in February of 2022. Laurent is believed to be responsible for tens of thousands of dollars in damage. After many hours of work, investigators applied for, and were granted a search warrant for Laurent’s residence. In late spring, that warrant was served, and evidence was seized (photo).

Central NRT has been focusing on prolific and impactful taggers in a focused effort to address an increase in vandalism within the City of Portland. This work began after Central NRT received numerous complaints about graffiti from the community and business stakeholders.

Photo description:
-Mugshot of Laurent
-DMV photo of Laurent
-An officer's hand is seen holding heavy markers, a paper bag full of markers seen below

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UPDATE: Motorcycle Rider Killed in Pleasant Valley Neighborhood Crash Identified - 08/20/22

The rider of the motorcycle killed in the crash is identified as Ruth K. Ott, 41, of Portland. Her family has been notified of her death.

Preliminary investigation revealed Ott was riding a 2015 KTM motorcycle eastbound on on Southeast Foster Road when it collided with a 2008 Toyota Matrix. The Toyota's driver was pulling out of a parking lot on the south side of Southeast Foster Road turning westbound. The occupants of the Toyota were not injured.

The investigation is continuing.

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The driver of a motorcycle has died after a crash that occurred in the 11400 Block of Southeast Foster Road.

On August 14, 2022, just after 12:32 pm, East Precinct officers responded to the scene of a crash in the 11400 Block of Southeast Foster Road. Officers learned the crash involved a motorcycle and a car. The driver of the motorcycle was unconscious and transported to a local hospital, where she later died. The Major Crash Team (MCT) was notified and they responded to the scene. The driver of the car stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators, who observed no sign of impairment.

The name of the motorcycle operator will be released after her family is notified.

This is the 40th traffic fatality of 2022.

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Two Juveniles Shot at Rocky Butte - 08/18/22

Two juveniles were injured, one seriously, in a shooting on Rocky Butte in the Madison South neighborhood.

On Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 2:52a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 3100 block of Northeast Rocky Butte Lane. When they arrived they located a 14-year-old victim with serious injuries. He was transported to the hospital. After treatment, his injuries are believed to be non-life threatening. A 12-year-old girl was grazed by a bullet. She was treated at the scene.

The suspect or suspects fled and no immediate arrests were made. No suspect information is being released at this time.

The Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) responded to the scene and is investigating. They determined that the victims were in a vehicle with three other juveniles aged 12-to-14 years of age. Evidence at the scene indicates at least 38 rounds were fired, and at least 11 of them struck the occupied vehicle. Some of the rounds also hit two occupied homes and one parked, unoccupied vehicle. No other injuries were reported.

If anyone has information about this incident, and has not already spoken to police, they are asked to e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and include case number 22-222207.

ECST investigators consider all gunfire aimed at Portland community members to be attempted murder cases. Eyewitnesses or video evidence is crucial in solving these cases and these crime victims need people to come forward with any information. If anyone has information about a shooting case, please contact crimetips@portlandoregon.gov , or tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers.

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 and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Anyone wishing to submit a secure and anonymous tip regarding any unsolved felony crime should visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com or visit the App Store and download P3 Tips for your smart phone or tablet.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100 percent by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, or to view other unsolved cases, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

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UPDATE: Information About Lents Neighborhood Incident Investigation - 08/18/22

The shooting involved three members of PPB, one sergeant and two officers.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is currently investigating concerns related to doxing and threats to Portland Police Bureau (PPB) members and/or their families related to recent officer-involved shootings. There are credible security threats to officers involved in recent shootings and therefore, PPB is withholding the name of the involved members during the pendency of the doxing investigation. Once the investigation is completed, the security threat will be reassessed. PPB will release the name of the members involved in the shooting when the threat no longer exists.

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A wanted man has been taken into custody after an officer involved shooting in the Lents Neighborhood.

On August 16, 2022, just after 8:00 pm, Portland's Focused Intervention Team (FIT) was conducting a mission to arrest a wanted man on several federal and state warrants associated to gun crimes, and charges of sexual assault. The individual is identified as 49-year-old Robert Connelly.

When members of FIT attempted to arrest Connelly in the 8200 Block of Southeast Lambert street, he pointed a gun at them. In response, officers fired their weapons at Connelly. After the shooting, Connelly ran into a nearby business and barricaded himself inside. Members of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) responded to the scene. Ultimately, Connelly was convinced to surrender peacefully. Connelly was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Burglary in the First Degree, Menacing with a Firearm (3 counts), Unlawful Use of a Weapon (3 counts), Escape in the Second Degree and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Nobody was injured during this incident.

"Once again, our officers have been put in harm's way while attempting to keep our community safe. I'm grateful for their hard work and heroism, and that they get to return safely to their loved ones tonight. I’m also proud that their dedication and vigilance has led to this violent offender being taken off of our streets," stated East Precinct Commander Erica Hurley.

Per policy, the Portland Police Homicide Unit is on scene and investigating. If anyone has information about this incident and has not already spoken to police, please contact Detective Brian Sims at Brian.Sims@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Meghan Burkeen at Meghan.Burkeen@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 22-220929.

Additional information will be released at the direction of investigators.

As part of the use of force review process, the Bureau will conduct an internal review of the entire incident, including the initial response, resources requested, tactics used, and post shooting actions. The case will go before the Police Review Board (PRB), which is composed of community members, Bureau members, and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division.

The Portland Police Bureau directive outlining the procedures followed after an officer involved shooting may be found at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/656780 .

Once the entire investigation and legal process is complete, the investigative files and any grand jury transcripts will be posted on the Bureau's Open Data page. Information available about past officer-involved shootings can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/76940

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Major Crash Team Responding To Serious Crash in Southeast Portland - 08/15/22

On August 15, 2022, at 8:29 p.m., officers from the East Precinct responded to a crash at the intersection of Southeast 82nd Avenue and Southeast Flavel Street, involving a car and a motorcycle. Upon arrival, officers found the motorcyclist down with significant injuries. Officers believed this would be a trauma injury and requested the Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team (MCT) to respond. The motorcyclist was transported to an area hospital by ambulance. The other involved driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

The MCT has responded to investigate the crash. During the investigation, Southeast 82nd Avenue will be closed from Southeast Henderson Street to Southeast Malden Court. Also, Southeast Flavel Street is closed from Southeast 80th Avenue to Southeast 84th Avenue.

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PPB Seeks Public Input on Directives (Photo) - 08/15/22

The Portland Police Bureau directs member action by establishing policies, procedures, and rules, as found within Directives. The Bureau is in the process of reviewing its Directives and seeks community input.

Currently, the Bureau is asking for comments regarding the following Directive(s).

1st Universal Review: 8/15/22 – 8/30/22

•Directive 0210.21, Leaves from Service
•Directive 0416.00, Critical Incident – Temporary Altered Duty

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

Photo Description: Cover of Manual of Directives

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Shooting scene

Suspect Facing Attempted Murder Charges Related to January Shooting (Photo) - 08/11/22

A suspect is facing Attempted Murder charges after his arrest relating to a Montavilla neighborhood shooting in January.

On Monday, January 31, 2022 at 1:14a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 1200 block of Northeast 76th Avenue (photo). When they arrived, they located a shooting victim with serious injuries. He was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

The Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) responded to investigate the shooting. Over the course of several months, detectives gathered and processed evidence, and spoke to the victim and witnesses. On Wednesday, August 10, 2022, ECST and the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) served an arrest warrant at a residence in the 400 block of Northeast 76th Avenue. They arrested Peter C. Martin (AKA Peter C. Vey), 43.

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

The victim, an adult male, has since been released from the hospital and is still recovering from his injuries.

"This is yet another example of diligent and tenacious investigation by ECST," said Chief Chuck Lovell. "East Precinct officers who responded to the scene and the criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division also played a critical role in this case. I'm grateful for the ongoing great work by SERT, who helped safely take this dangerous suspect into custody. This case represents over 6 months of investigative work. Those who commit gun violence in our community should know that PPB will continue working to build cases and making arrests no matter how long it takes."

Photo description: numbered yellow evidence placards placed at the location of cartridge casings in a parking lot

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Attached Media Files: Shooting scene

Driver Dies of Injuries Sustained in Crash Days Earlier - 08/08/22

On Wednesday, July 27, 2022, North Precinct officers responded to the scene of a major crash in the 5300 block of NE Cornfoot Rd. The collision involved a single vehicle with a single occupant into a tree. The driver was transported to the hospital and appeared to be stable.

On Friday, July 29th, at 1900 hours, the driver died as a result of complications from injuries sustained in the collision combined with preexisting conditions.

This investigation is ongoing and TIU Investigator, Ofc Garrett Dow, is the lead on this crash. All questions, follow up or additional information regarding this case can be directed to TIU via (503)823-2103. This is the 48th MCT activation and 38th traffic fatality for 2022 in the City of Portland.

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Traffic #ALERT: Investigation of Crash Involving Vehicle and Pedestrian Closes I-84 - 08/07/22

Interstate 84 is closed at Northeast 68th Avenue for the investigation of a fatal crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.

On Sunday, August 7, 2022 at 1:05a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of a crash on eastbound I-84 just east of the exit for Northeast 82nd Avenue. Officers located a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. The pedestrian was deceased. The driver of the car remained at the scene.

The Portland Police Major Crash Team is on scene investigating. During the investigation, eastbound I-84 is closed at the Northeast 68th Avenue exit. Westbound traffic is not affected.

If anyone has information about the incident, please contact crimetips@portlandoregon.gov, attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 22-211464, or call (503)823-2103.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be released when appropriate. This is the 39th traffic fatality of the year in Portland and the 49th activation of the Major Crash Team.

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(Video) Video captures Portland police fatal shooting

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Shooting scene

Two Arrested, Guns Seized After Old Town Shooting Captured on Video (Photo) - 08/06/22

Two men were arrested and 2 guns were seized after a shooting in the Old Town Neighborhood that was captured on video by the Air Support Unit (ASU).

On Friday, August 5, 2022 at 2:01a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of possibly armed individuals in the area of Northwest 4th Avenue and Northwest Davis Street. The ASU responded to assist and, while overhead, captured a shooting in progress on video.

When ground units arrived, they believed that there were possibly injured victims, however they later determined they were just on the ground trying to avoid the gunfire and were not hurt.

Officers, assisted by the Air Support Unit, arrested two suspects nearby. Officers from the Focused Intervention Team (FIT) responded to assist with the investigation. Two guns were seized as evidence, and 88 cartridge casings. One car was towed as evidence. At least 1 building and several cars were damaged by gunfire.

Travis A. Gaters III, 29, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of a Loaded Firearm in the City (City Code), Disorderly Conduct, and Reckless Endangering.

Tamarjay D. Polk, 24, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Reckless Endangering, Discharging a Firearm in the city (City Code), and Disorderly Conduct.

Additional charges are possible after more investigation is done.

Additional suspects are being sought. No suspect descriptions are being released. FIT and Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) investigators are working on the case.

Video from ASU is being released in an effort to aid in the investigation: https://youtu.be/7V7naTu-w68

If anyone has information about this incident, and has not already spoken to police, they are asked to e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and include case number 22-209718.

ECST investigators consider all gunfire aimed at Portland community members to be attempted murder cases. Eyewitnesses or video evidence is crucial in solving these cases and these crime victims need people to come forward with any information. If anyone has information about a shooting case, please contact crimetips@portlandoregon.gov , or tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers.

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 and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Anyone wishing to submit a secure and anonymous tip regarding any unsolved felony crime should visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com or visit the App Store and download P3 Tips for your smart phone or tablet.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100 percent by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, or to view other unsolved cases, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

Photo descriptions:
1. yellow evidence placards on the street behind a parked black pickup truck
2. another angle of the yellow placards
3. plastic crime scene tape saying "POLICE LINE DO NOT CROSS" in front of yellow placards
4. black semiautomatic handgun with slide locked back and orange zip-tie through barrel on an evidence bag, an empty magazine nearby.

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Stephanie Hack and Her Children

Old Town Stabbing Victim Identified (Photo) - 08/04/22

The victim in his stabbing homicide is identified as 38-year-old Stephanie Hack. Hack's family has been notified of her death. Family members requested the public release of this photograph that includes the victim's children. Hack's children were not present at the time of the attack.

Photograph: Stephanie Hack and her children

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The suspect in this homicide is identified as 31-year-old Judyann L. Edmond. Edmond was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on the charges of Murder in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

The identity of the victim will be released after they are positively identified, the Medical Examiner has confirmed cause of death, and after family members have been notified.

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On 8/2/22 at approximately 9:05 a.m. a stabbing was reported near the intersection of NW 5th Ave and NW Davis St in the Old Town/ China Town Neighborhood.

Officers from the Central Bike Squad arrived and located a victim with a stab wound. Despite receiving medical care, the victim was later declared deceased at an area hospital.

Officers from Central Precinct responded to secure a crime scene. A suspect was later arrested by bike officers.

Homicide Detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division responded to process the scene. NW Davis St between NW 5th Ave and NW 6th Ave will be closed for several hours as investigators collect evidence.

Anyone with information who has not yet spoken to investigators is asked to contact Detective Erik Kammerer at Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Michael Schmerber Michael.Schmerber@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 22-206921.

Additional information will be released when appropriate.

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Attached Media Files: Stephanie Hack and Her Children

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Sean Kealiher

UPDATE: Arrest Made in the 2019 Murder of Sean Kealiher (Photo) - 08/04/22

On October 12, 2019, Sean Kealiher was struck by a vehicle at Northeast 9th Avenue and Northeast Davis Street. He was transported by private vehicle to the hospital, where he died. Portland Police Homicide Unit detectives, in conjunction with the PPB Traffic Division, responded and investigated. Mr. Kealiher’s death was ruled a homicide by the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office.

Through continued investigation, Christopher E. Knipe, 47, was identified a suspect. Today, August 4, 2022, Knipe was arrested for the murder of Sean Kealiher. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on a charge of Murder in the Second Degree.

At this time, investigators do not believe the crime was politically motivated.

Photo description: family photo of Sean Kealiher

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UPDATE: PPB Homicide Detectives Continue Investigation, Seek Public's Help (Photo)

October 15, 2019 14:35

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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

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

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

No arrests have been made.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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