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09/19/2014 Police Bureau Invites Community to See New Training Complex (Reminder) (Photo)

The Portland Police Bureau is inviting the community to come celebrate its new Training Complex.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS78023
09/19/2014 Man Steals and Crashes Police Car - Facing Multiple Charges

On Friday September 19, 2014, at 4:53 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast 137th Avenue and Sacramento Street on the report of a man running up and down the street screaming about someone following him.

As officers were en route, the 9-1-1 caller reported that nobody was following the man and it appeared that the man was either high on something or having mental health issues.

Officers arrived in the area and got out to talk to the man to assess his condition but when he saw police he ran away.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS78005
09/18/2014 Bank Robbery Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Mill Park Neighborhood

On Thursday September 18, 2014, at 3:01 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Bank of America branch, located at 10201 Southeast Washington Street on the report of an armed bank robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted bank employees who told police that the suspect was armed with a handgun as he demanded money.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS77983
09/18/2014 UPDATE - ARREST: Reckless Driver Crashes into Vehicle Causing Serious Injuries - Major Crash Team Investigating (Photo)

Traffic Division officers today arrested 22-year-old Sergey Lastivka on several charges related to the Monday evening crash that left a woman in critical condition.

Lastivka was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Second Degree, Assault in the Fourth Degree, Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), and Reckless Endangerment (five counts).

Lastivka will be arraigned on Friday.

54-year-old Hope Davis remains in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.



Traffic Division officers are continuing to investigate last night's crash that critically injured a woman during a head-on crash in Southeast Portland.

54-year-old Hope Davis remains in critical condition at a Portland hospital after being hit head-on by a car driven by 22-year-old Sergey Lastivka.*-..
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09/18/2014 Thief Arrested After Stealing Metal from New Portland Police Training Complex (Photo)

On Monday September 15, 2014, at approximately 6:30 p.m., a suspect stole several thousand dollars worth of metal panels to be used as the entry facade to the new Portland Police Training Complex, located at 14902 Northeast Airport Way.

A North Precinct detective was able to obtain surveillance video of the suspect vehicle, which was a fairly distinct looking Chevy S-10 pick-up truck.

On Wednesday September 17, 2014, the detective spotted the vehicle as it drove by him on his way home.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS77945
09/18/2014 Crime Prevention Tips to Protect Property in Garages and Garden Sheds (Photo)

The Portland Police Bureau and the Office of Neighborhood Involvement's Crime Prevention Coordinators would like to offer community members some helpful tips to reduce the occurrence of garage and shed burglaries.

- Lock garages and sheds when you are not able to monitor these areas.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS77935
09/18/2014 PPB Training Complex Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Today (Reminder)

Police Bureau Invites Community to See New Training Complex

The remodel of the Portland Police Bureau's Training Complex is reaching the completion stage and the Bureau will celebrate with two special events: On Thursday, September 18, 2014, at noon, Mayor Charlie Hales and Chief Michael Reese will join with other elected officials, city leaders and community members for a special ribbon cutting ceremony.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS77934
09/17/2014 UPDATE: North Precinct Investigating Report of an Armed Man in Area of N. Prescott & Interstate

North Precinct officers conducted an extensive area search for the suspect in this incident but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

Officers did locate a broken shovel handle that may have been the "spear" described in this call.*-..
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09/17/2014 UPDATE - ARREST: Major Crash Team Investigating Saturday Night Hit and Run Crash - One Person Critically Injured (Photo)

On Tuesday evening, 32-year-old Aarontino Smith Yazzte turned himself in to police as the driver in this hit and run crash.

Yazzte was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver with Injury, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver/Property (two counts) and Reckless Driving.



Traffic officers are continuing to investigate a crash which left one man critically injured on Saturday evening.

30-year-old Kenny Cola-Cortez remains in a Portland hospital after being critically injured in the crash.

No arrests have been made and the case remains under investigation.



On Saturday September 13, 2014, at 10:21 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a single vehicle crash into a pole at Northeast 111th Avenue and Halsey Street.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS77807
09/16/2014 Public Alert: Scammers Calling Portland Residents Claiming to be IRS

The Portland Police Bureau has received two recent reports where victims stated that someone claiming to be with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) called them and demanded money for back taxes.

In one incident in late August, the victim received a voice mail from someone claiming to be from the "Tax Fraud Department" of the IRS.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS77776
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