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03/25/2015 UPDATE: Northbound I-5 Bridge Closed as Police Check on Possibly Armed, Suicidal Man (Photo)

Portland Police have safely taken the man into custody and he'll be going to a Portland hospital for a mental health evaluation.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS82932
03/25/2015 Drug Investigators Arrest Two Men, Seize Nearly 14 Pounds of Heroin and $90,000 Cash (Photo)

On March 19, 2015, Portland Police Bureau Drugs and Vice Division (DVD) investigators assigned to the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Interdiction Task Force (HIT) concluded a three month investigation into a local drug trafficking organization operating in the Portland metropolitan area.

Investigators were conducting surveillance and observed the occupants of two vehicles meet up in Vancouver Washington.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS82925
03/24/2015 Suspect Who Sexually Assaulted Grandmother and Uncle Pleads Guilty (Photo)

On Monday March 23, 2015, 35-year-old Willie Andre Johnson pled guilty to several charges connected to the 2014 sexual assault of his grandmother and uncle at a residence in North Portland's Piedmont Neighborhood.

Johnson will be formally sentenced on April 13 to an expected 15 years in prison.

This investigation started on July 1, 2014, at 10:10 p.m., when North Precinct officers responded to the residence on the report of a sexual assault.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS82884
03/24/2015 Suspect Arrested on Saturday After Assaulting a Police Officer in Downtown Portland (Photo)

On Saturday March 21, 2015, at 3:58 p.m., Central Precinct officers contacted a subject after previously responding to reports of disturbances at O'Bryant Square, located at Southwest Park Avenue and Washington Street.

The subject, later identified as 22-year-old JJ Lee Purcell, appeared to have been in a fight and was identified to the officer by a witness as the "main aggressor" at the O'Bryant Square disturbances.

Officers determined that Purcell was going to be arrested in connection with the earlier disturbances.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS82873
03/23/2015 UPDATE: Subject Who Attacked Officers With Knife Killed In Officer-Involved Shooting (Photo)

The Oregon State Medical Examiner and Homicide detectives have positively identified the deceased suspect from Sunday's shooting as 36-year-old Christopher Ryan Healy from Erie, Pennsylvania.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS82846
03/23/2015 Suspect in 2014 Homicide Pleads Guilty to Killing of Uncle in North Tabor Neighborhood (Photo)

On March 18, 2015, 23-year-old Matthew Galen Bigboy pled guilty to Manslaughter in the First Degree in connection with the homicide of his uncle in March 2014.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS82853
03/22/2015 UPDATE: Officer-involved shooting - Officers respond to burglary-in-progress call

The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division is asking that anyone with information about this incident contact Detective Kristina Coffey at 503-823-0696 or Detective Mark Sponhauer 503-823-0416.


###UPDATE #3###
Today, March 22, 2015, at 5:26 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a burglary in progress call in the area of S.E. 130th Avenue and S.E. Sherman Street.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS82837
03/22/2015 Vandalism to Grant High School

This morning, March 22nd, 2015, at 7:01 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to Grant High School on a report of a break-in to a storage shed and graffiti.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS82833
03/21/2015 CORRECTION - Vehicle attempts to elude police and crashes

The individual arrested was 34-year-old Joshua Reinhold.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS82824
03/19/2015 UPDATE - Crime Stoppers Featured Case #15-12 Fugitive Jemaell Riley (Photo)

26-year-old Jemaell Diamond Riley has been apprehended by the Canadian Boarder Patrol earlier this afternoon.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS82725
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