January 25, 2013 10:30Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team detectives arrested two juveniles in connection with the stabbing of an 18-year-old man in Southwest Portland last night.
18-year-old Juan Antonio Bermundez was treated for non-life-threatening stab wounds at a Portland hospital.
Gang Enforcement Team detectives responded to conduct an investigation last night and determined that three juvenile males pulled up to the victim and his friend at the corner of Southwest 49th Avenue and Dickinson Street and began a verbal confrontation.
Based on initial information, it appears the stabbing was gang-related.
Two of the suspects got out of a blue minivan and physically assaulted the victim. One of the suspects used a knife to stab the victim multiple times. The suspects then fled the area in the minivan.
Investigators were able to locate the vehicle nearby and arrest the two primary aggressors without incident.
A 14-year-old male was charged with Attempted Murder and Assault in the First Degree and a 15-year-old male was charged with Assault in the Third Degree. The third person in the van was a 13-year-old male. He was not charged and was released to his parents.
The 14 and 15 year old suspects were lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home.
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This evening, Thursday January 24, 2013, at 7:35 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to the report of a stabbing at Southwest 49th Avenue and Dickinson Street.
Officers and medical personnel arrived and contacted the 18-year-old male victim who was suffering from non-life-threatening stab wounds. He was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment.
Officers learned that the victim got into a verbal altercation with some men, one of whom stabbed him.
The suspects are described as Hispanic males and they left the scene in a blue minivan.
Anyone with information about this stabbing is asked to contact Assault detectives at (503) 823-0400.
Sgt. Pete Simpson