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02/06/2016 UPDATE: 28-Year-Old Woman Arrested After Leading Police on Traffic Pursuit in North Portland

28-year-old Amanda Christine Shelton was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Second Degree, Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Reckless Driving (four counts), and Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII). She will be arraigned on Monday.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS91730
02/06/2016 Central Precinct Conducting a Death Investigation After Woman Jumps or Falls from Downtown Building

On Saturday February 6, 2016, at 12:46 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southwest Yamhill Street, between 6th Avenue and Broadway, on the report that a woman jumped from a Downtown building and was deceased.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the woman and confirmed that she was deceased.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS91729
02/05/2016 Mother Arraigned on Criminal Mistreatment Charges Connected to Her Boyfriend's Sexual Activity with Her Child

On Friday February 5, 2016, 42-year-old Janet Lynn Porter was arraigned in Multnomah County Court on six counts of Criminal Mistreatment in the First Degree, a felony, after her indictment by a Multnomah County Grand Jury.

Porter was arraigned out of custody and was not booked into jail on the charges.

The indictment stems from an October 2015 investigation that started when her boyfriend, 41-year-old Thomas Gene Duncan Jr., was arrested after a federal investigation into child pornography.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS91712
02/05/2016 UPDATE #2: Driver of Toyota Crashes Head-On Into TriMet Bus Being Driven on Mt. Scott Boulevard (Photo)

The driver killed in last night's crash has been identified as 45-year-old Ronnie Bernard Davis Sr.

The TriMet bus operator was treated and released from the hospital.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.*-..
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02/05/2016 Public's Help Sought to Locate a 40-Year-Old Woman - Missing Since September 2015 (Photo)

The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate a missing 40-year-old woman, last seen in September 2015.

40-year-old Jennifer Lee Brown is described as a white female, 5'9" tall, 150 pounds, with blonde or brown hair.

Brown was last seen in mid-September 2015 visiting the home of a friend in the area of Southeast 16th Avenue and Stark Street.

Friends and family initially believed that Brown may have entered a long-term treatment facility as she struggled with addiction issues but she has not been heard from nor has she been in contact with anyone.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS91698
02/05/2016 Driver in Stolen Car Attempts to Elude Police in Car and on Foot - Captured After Causing a Crash, Hiding in Tree (Photo)

On Thursday February 4, 2016, at 11:48 p.m., Portland Police Canine Unit officers attempted to stop the driver of a green 1999 Subaru Legacy in the area of Northeast 141st Avenue and Sandy Boulevard.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS91695
02/05/2016 Homeowner Interrupts Burglary at Northwest Heights Neighborhood Home - Suspect Flees Area

On Friday February 5, 2016, at 4:56 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report that a victim was confronted by a burglar in a home in the 4000 block of Northwest Devoto Lane.

As officers were responding to the area they received an update that the victim was hiding in the master bedroom and last saw the suspect on the stairwell.

Officers arrived in the area and searched the home but did not find the suspect, described as an African American male in his 20s, 6'00" tall, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS91694
02/05/2016 Fraud Alert: Active Phone Scams in Portland During Tax Season (Photo)

The Portland Police Bureau wants community members to be aware of a variety of phone scams that are active in the Portland Metro area.

In 2015, officers received reports from people who stated that callers would claim to be members of a police department or sheriff's department and that the victim missed jury duty, had outstanding fines, or a warrant for their arrest that could be taken care of over the phone with a payment.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS91482
02/04/2016 Gunfire in North Portland's Kenton Neighborhood Overnight Damages Home -- No Reported Injuries (Photo)

On Wednesday February 3, 2016, at 11:21 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report that several gunshots were fired at a home in the 9100 block of North Chautauqua Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire in the street in front of the home and noted several bullet holes in the front of the house.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS91664
02/04/2016 Report of Gunfire Overnight in Northeast Portland's Roseway Neighborhood -- No Injuries Reported (Photo)

On Thursday February 4, 2016 at 12:49 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the area of Northeast 66th Avenue and Mason Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire in the street but did not locate any gunshot victims or damage to property.

A witness reported hearing a car speed away after the shots.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS91663
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