Gun Task Force Seizes 10 Guns, Ammo and Body Armor from a Convicted Felon (Photo)

February 21, 2014 09:05

  

On Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at approximately 4:54 p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to Fox Run Mobile Home Park, located at 9000 Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, on the report of a subject menacing his brother with a gun.

Officers arrived and arrested the suspect, 40-year-old Leroy Sylvester Long. Officers learned that Long was a convicted felon so they notified the Gun Task Force to assist in the investigation.

Investigators from the Gun Task Force obtained a search warrant for suspect's residence and seized a large gun safe inside the premises.

Inside the safe, investigators recovered 10 firearms, ammunition and body armor.

Long was charged with 10 counts of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, 10 counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and one count of Felon in Possession of Body Armor, and was booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

Once the investigation is complete it will be shared with the U.S. Attorney's Office for possible Federal prosecution.

The Portland Police Bureau's Gun Task Force is continuing to actively investigate gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about illegal 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.

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

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