May 23, 2014 11:05
On Thursday May 22, 2014, officers assigned to the North Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) served multiple search warrants and made several arrests as part of an ongoing effort to address drug complaints and livability concerns in Northeast Portland's Cully neighborhood.
With the assistance of officers assigned to the Tactical Operations Division, Drugs and Vice Division, East Precinct, and Central Precinct, officers served search warrants at the following locations:
5327 Northeast Columbia Boulevard ("The Yard")
6331 Northeast Sumner Street
4826 Northeast Cully Boulevard
1503 North Hayden Island Drive, Space #77
13515 Northeast Prescott Court, Unit B-24 ("Public Storage")
Evidence seized today includes a small amount of methamphetamine and approximately $11,000 in cash.
Those arrested today include:
52-year-old Sergio Michel-Granados (Possession of Cocaine and Methamphetamine)
42-year-old Javier Michel-Granados (Delivery of Methamphetamine w/in 1000' of a School and three additional counts of Delivery of Methamphetamine)
43-year-old Antonio Michel-Granados (seven counts of Delivery of Methamphetamine w/in 1000' of a School)
Previously arrested and released include:
60-year-old Brian Dean Link (Frequenting a Place Where Controlled Substances are Used)
58-year-old Robert Delos Derrick (Possession of Heroin)
30-year-old Melody Kay Kearney Tice (Possession of Methamphetamine)
Additional arrests are anticipated as part of this investigation.
North Precinct NRT began this investigation as a result of numerous community complaints about drug activity and livability concerns in the Cully neighborhood. Residents and business owners have complained to police about this activity and shared valuable information with police that greatly assisted in this investigation.
Officers learned that numerous people and locations were involved in the distribution of narcotics throughout North and Northeast Portland, including the Cully neighborhood.
The goal of this investigation, as well as additional community partnerships and efforts, is to improve neighborhood livability and to further develop positive relationships with the community in and around the Cully neighborhood.
Neighbors' partnering with police officers was a key piece of this investigation. The Portland Police Bureau has Neighborhood Response Teams at each of the three precincts that work with neighborhood groups to address safety and livability concerns in the community.
To learn more about your neighborhood precinct, visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/43598
To get more involved in your neighborhood, please visit the Office of Neighborhood Involvement at http://www.portlandonline.com/oni
Community members concerned about drug activity in their neighborhood should report the information on line at http://www.portlandonline.com/police/index.cfm?c=30740
or call the Drugs and Vice Division Drug Complaint Hotline at (503) 823-3784.
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204