April 18, 2013 21:35This evening, Thursday April 18, 2013, at approximately 5:45 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct responded to the report of a man firing gunshots into the air at North Lombard Street and Ida Avenue.
As officers were enroute to the scene an update was provided that the suspect fired his gun until it was empty then dropped the gun on the ground.
Officers arrived and located the suspect in the parking lot of the 76 gas station and took him into custody without incident.
Officers learned that the suspect, 18-year-old Daniel Thomas Rehrig of St Helens, was involved in an armed robbery in St. Helens so officers contacted the St. Helens Police Department and arranged to transfer him to their custody.
The handgun Rehrig was firing was recovered at the scene and he was cited for Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm in the City, Reckless Endangerment and Disorderly Conduct. Rehrig faces charges in Columbia County in connection with the robbery.
For additional information about the robbery case, contact the St. Helens Police Department.
Sgt. Pete Simpson