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08/27/2015 East Precinct Officers Arrest Vandalism Suspect After Early Morning Crime Spree in Southeast Portland

In the early morning hours of Thursday August 27, 2015, East Precinct officers responded to numerous reports of broken windows at businesses along Southeast Division Street, including Kelli's Cafe, Key Bank, Northwest Auto Wholesale, and Duke's. All of these businesses were located from Southeast 162nd Avenue past 148th Avenue.*-..
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08/27/2015 47-Year-Old Man Arrested with Stolen Firearm at Downtown Portland Library (Photo)

On Wednesday August 26, 2015, at 12:55 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Multnomah County Central Library, located at 801 Southwest 10th Avenue, after the report that a bystander saw a man drop a handgun outside the library, pick it up and put it into a bag, then go inside the library.

Officers responding to the area were updated that a Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Deputy had the suspect detained and was in possession of the bag and the handgun.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS87368
08/27/2015 UPDATE: Major Crash Team Investigating a Fatal Traffic Crash on Northeast Mallory Avenue

The woman killed in last night's traffic crash on Mallory Avenue has been identified as 56-year-old Mary Edwards.

Investigators learned that Edwards lived next to where the crash occurred and that she was hit and run over by her own vehicle.*-..
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08/27/2015 23-Year-Old Man Arrested for Unlawful Possession a Firearm in Southeast Portland (Photo)

On Wednesday August 26, 2015, at 11:55 p.m., Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers stopped a vehicle at Southeast 162nd Avenue and Division Street after observing the driver using a cell phone.

Officers contacted the driver, 23-year-old Tyeriece Deshaun Overton, and learned that the he did not have a driver's license or proof of insurance on the car.*-..
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08/27/2015 UPDATE: Driver Crashes into Downtown Restaurant, Arrested After Traffic Pursuit (Photo)

The driver that crashed through the window and attempted to elude police was issued several criminal citations after he was transported to a Portland hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

26-year-old Jeff William Sorsdahl was cited for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit & Run - four counts), Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangerment (three counts), and Attempt to Elude by Vehicle.



On Wednesday August 26, 2015, at 7:52 p.m., a Central Precinct sergeant was having dinner at E-San Thai, located at 133 Southwest 2nd Avenue, when a car crashed into the restaurant through the Pine Street windows.

The driver pulled the car out and drove away, with the Sergeant chasing him on foot and eventually a bicycle, while broadcasting information for cover officers.

Responding officers saw the vehicle on the Morrison Bridge eastbound and pursued the driver as he drove down the Southeast Water Avenue ramp where the driver crashed the vehicle and attempted to run from the officers.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS87349
08/26/2015 Public's Help Sought to Locate a Gang Member Wanted for a Gun Crime (Photo)

The Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team is asking for the public's help to locate a wanted gang member.*-..
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08/26/2015 PPS Schools Start Tomorrow: PPB to Conduct Extra Patrols in the Coming Weeks (Photo)

The Portland Police Bureau and the Portland Bureau of Transportation are partnering to keep Portland's students safe as they return to school this week.*-..
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08/26/2015 Rose City Park Neighborhood Plaid Pantry Robbed at Gunpoint Overnight - No Injuries (Photo)

On Wednesday August 26, 2015, at 3:50 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Plaid Pantry store, located at 6010 Northeast Halsey Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victim (employee) who told police that two suspects came into the store, one of whom was armed with a handgun.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS87323
08/25/2015 Driver Cited After Bicycle Rider Provides Video of Careless Driving to Police (Photo)

On Monday August 17, 2015, Tony Tapay, a resident of Southeast Portland's Creston-Kenilworth Neighborhood, called the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division to discuss issuing a citation to a careless driver after an encounter on July 7, 2015, at approximately 5:00 p.m.

Tapay provided a personal video of the encounter and the suspect vehicle driving by him at a high rate of speed as he and his child rode their bicycle along Southeast 34th Avenue.*-..
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08/25/2015 UPDATE: Major Crash Team Investigating a Fatal Traffic Crash on North Marine Drive (Photo)

The motorcycle rider killed in Sunday evening's crash on North Marine Drive has been identified as 20-year-old Joshua Michael Terry.

Investigators learned that Terry, along with several other motorcycle riders left Kelley Point Park and were riding eastbound on Marine Drive.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS87247
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