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08/22/2014 43-Year-Old Portland Musician Deceased After Apparent Suicide on Wednesday

On Wednesday August 20, 2014, at 8:09 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 5100 block of Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard on a welfare check.

The reporting party was concerned for the welfare of 43-year-old Derek Jordan Rieth after not hearing from him for several hours.

Officers arrived at the residence and located Mr.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS77131
08/22/2014 Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-35 Downtown Gang Shooting (Photo)

The Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve the shooting of four people in Downtown Portland.

On Sunday August 17, 2014, at 12:37 a.m., Central Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to Southwest 3rd Avenue and Ash Street on the report of a shooting.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS77109
08/21/2014 Car Crashes into Fence in Southeast Portland's Centennial Neighborhood - Driver Flees, Possibly Injured

On Thursday August 21, 2014, at 8:51 p.m., East Precinct officers responded Southeast 143rd Avenue and Powell Boulevard on the report of a car into a house and the driver running away.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS77097
08/21/2014 Chief Michael Reese: Building Community Trust Our Most Important Obligation (Photo)

As we watch the tragic events in Ferguson unfold, there are some powerful themes that have come to the forefront and have emerged as critical reminders for all cities and law enforcement agencies across America.

The importance of building greater trust between police officers and the people we serve is paramount; particularly among those communities whose relationship and history with the Police Bureau has sometimes been strained.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS77073
08/21/2014 23-Year-Old Man Arrested After a Traffic Pursuit - Gun Seized from Vehicle (Photo)

On Wednesday August 20, 2014, at 10:55 p.m., East Precinct Street Crimes Unit officers attempted to stop a vehicle for traffic infractions at Southeast 82nd Avenue and Sacramento Street.

The driver of the vehicle stopped momentarily but then sped away from officers in the vehicle.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS77079
08/21/2014 Charter Bus Driver Cited for June 2014 Fatal Crash in Old Town

On Tuesday August 19, 2014, the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Investigations Unit issued two citations to a driver involved in a June 2014 fatal crash in Old Town.

The driver, 68-year-old Charles Atarashi Start, was issued citations for the following violations:

* Oregon Revised Statute 811.028 - Failure to Stop and Remain Stopped for Pedestrian
* Oregon Revised Statute 811.135 - Careless Driving (Accident/Death to a Vulnerable Road User)

This investigation started on June 8, 2014, at 3:53 p.m., when Central Precinct officers received a report of a crash involving a pedestrian and a bus at Northwest 6th Avenue and Glisan Street.

The pedestrian killed, 18-year-old Monserrat Hernandez-Garcia of Vancouver, Washington, was killed after being struck by an AMTRAK charter bus, driven by Mr.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS77076
08/21/2014 Transit Police Seeking Public's Help to Identify Exposer on MAX (Photo)

News Releases FLASHNEWS77065
08/21/2014 34-Year-Old Woman Taken to Hospital for Mental Health Evaluation After Climbing a Building, Wrapping Herself in American Flag

On Wednesday August 20, 2014, at 11:49 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Oregon Bank Building, located at 319 Southwest Washington Street, on the report of a naked female climbing the flagpole on top of the building.

Several officers responded to the building and gained access to the roof.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS77059
08/20/2014 Shooting Investigation Underway in North Portland

This afternoon, Wednesday August 20, 2014, at approximately 5:40 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 300 block of North Fremont Street on the report of a shooting.

Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and located the male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to one of his legs.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS77047
08/20/2014 Two Gang Associates Arrested with Firearms During a Traffic Stop (Photo)

On Tuesday evening August 19, 2014, North Precinct Street Crimes Unit officers stopped a vehicle for traffic violations at Northeast 3rd Avenue and Weidler Street.

The driver, 22-year-old Manuelito Fernando Gonzales Jr., and passenger, 18-year-old Brandon Marquise Duckworth, were both known to officers as gang associates.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS77036
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