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03/15/2015 Trees Down Throughout City - Residents Urged to Use Caution, Patience (Photo)

Portland Police and Portland Fire & Rescue have responded to several reports of large trees down, blocking roads throughout the City of Portland.

Residents are asked to exercise caution when going outside as large, falling trees can be very dangerous.

Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard is closed between East Burnside and Northeast Glisan Street after a large tree fell and blocked all lanes.*-..
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03/15/2015 Gang-Related Shooting in Front of East Precinct - No Injuries, Suspect Arrested (Photo)

On Saturday March 14, 2015, at 11:53 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a large party of teens letting out of the East Portland Community Center, located at 740 Southeast 106th Avenue.*-..
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03/13/2015 Behavioral Health Unit Officer Arrests Bank Robbery Suspect on Wednesday (Photo)

On Friday March 6, 2015, Central Precinct officers responded to the U.S. Bank branch located at 636 Southeast Grand Avenue on the report of a bank robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to employees who told police that the suspect used a demand note and obtained cash before fleeing the area.

Robbery detectives and Special Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) conducted investigative follow-up, identifying 28-year-old Brian Joseph Sutton as the suspect.

Investigators obtained an arrest warrant on Wednesday March 11 and within an hour, a Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) officer responded to a welfare check in the 8100 block of Southeast Division Street.

The officer contacted a man, later identified as Sutton, and determined he had an outstanding warrant for bank robbery.

Sutton was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a Federal Hold.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact Detective Brett Hawkinson at (503) 823-1080,; or, the Portland office of the F.B.I. at (503) 224-4181.*-..
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03/13/2015 CORRECTION: UPDATE #3: Multiple Vehicle Crash Closes I-5 Northbound Past Rosa Parks Way (Photo)

The driver of the 2014 Subaru was actually Shuo Liu, not Chen Fu (passenger) as initially listed.*-..
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03/13/2015 UPDATE #2: Major Crash Team Investigating Crash Involving Commercial Truck and Pedestrian on a Wheeled Scooter (Photo)

61-year-old Samuel Ray Wilkins died yesterday at a Portland hospital.*-..
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03/12/2015 Police Arrest Five Men, Seize Five Guns from Two Different Vehicles (Photo)

On Wednesday March 11, 2015 at approximately 7:30 p.m., North Precinct Street Crimes Unit (SCU) and Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers stopped two vehicles after seeing several suspected gang associates loitering in the parking lot of a restaurant at Northeast 10th Avenue and Broadway.

One of the vehicles stopped at Northeast Martin Luther King Jr.*-..
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03/11/2015 23-year-old Woman in Mental Health Crisis, Armed with Butcher Knife, Safely Taken into Custody - Transported to Hospital (Photo)

On Wednesday March 11, 2015, at 8:18 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 5100 block of Southwest Slavin Road on the report that a 23-year-old woman in a mental health crisis was trying to cut herself, may have assaulted her domestic partner then walked away into a wooded area nearby.

Several officers, including Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT) officers, responded to the area and initially could not locate the woman.*-..
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03/11/2015 Two Teens Arrested for Throwing Large Rocks from Overpass - Damage to Vehicles, No Injuries (Photo)

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03/10/2015 Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Concordia Neighborhood - No Known Injuries

On Tuesday March 10, 2015, at 9:51 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers responded to Northeast 24th Avenue, South of Killingsworth Street on the report of multiple gunshots heard in the area.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire, including a parked car that suffered damage.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS82520
03/10/2015 Thief Arrested, Stolen Bike Recovered by Central Precinct Officers (Photo)

On March 9, 2015, at 8:56 p.m., Central Precinct officers arrested 36-year-old Steven Ronald Pickard after contacting him at Southwest 10th Avenue and Morrison Street as he rode a stolen bicycle.

Officers contacted Pickard after he almost ran into them as he rode his bike on the sidewalk in Downtown Portland.

Officers checked the serial numbers on the white Cervelo bicycle and learned that the bike was reported stolen on January 22, 2015, from the 1800 block of Southwest River Drive.

Earlier in the evening, another Central Precinct officer took a report that this stolen bike was seen in the area of Southeast Water Avenue and Belmont Street along with a man matching Pickard's description.*-..
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