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06/14/2016 Transit Police Division to Host Student Safety Academy (Photo)

On Saturday June 25, 2016, police officers assigned to the Transit Police Division will be hosting a Student Safety Academy for kids 8 to 12 years old.

The event will be held at TriMet Operations Headquarters, located at 4012 Southeast 17th Avenue, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Registration for this event is required.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS95252
06/13/2016 Shooting Investigation Sunday Night in Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood - No Injuries (Photo)

On Sunday June 12, 2016, at 11:43 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the area of Southeast 141st Avenue and Rhone Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire in the street in front of a home.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS95251
06/13/2016 Two Houses Hit by Gunfire Early Sunday Morning in Woodlawn Neighborhood -- No Known Injuries (Photo)

On Sunday June 12, 2016, at 12:22 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to multiple reports of gunfire in the 7000 block of Northeast 7th Place.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire in the street and two homes that were struck by bullets.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS95244
06/13/2016 Suspect Arrested for Impersonating an Officer - Police Seeking Identity of Two Girls Approached by Suspect (Photo)

On Sunday June 12, 2016, East Precinct officers arrested a 54-year-old man after receiving a report that he was impersonating a police officer.

At approximately 1:43 p.m., officers responded to the area of Northeast 148th Avenue and Halsey Street on the report that someone driving a white Lincoln Town Car with red and blue lights was trying to pull people over.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS95227
06/12/2016 Officers to Provide Enhanced Patrols to LGBTQ Nightclubs and #Pride2016 Events after #Pulse Shooting in #Orlando

The Portland Police Bureau and Acting Chief Donna Henderson want to express their deepest sympathies to those victims, families, friends and first responders affected by the unimaginable tragedy overnight at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

While there are no known threats to Portland, Acting Chief Henderson has asked that Portland Police officers provide extra patrols in the Downtown Portland Entertainment District, specifically at bars and nightclubs that are popular with our LGBTQ community members.

Additionally, officers will be providing an enhanced presence at this week's pride events in conjunction with Portland Pride Week.

To learn more about Portland Pride Week events, please visit

The Portland Police Bureau has a long-standing partnership with the LGBTQ community.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS95212
06/11/2016 UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate Missing Mother and Daughter

30-year-old Bridgette Garay and her 7-year-old daughter have been safely located and are no longer considered missing persons.



The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate 30-year-old Bridgette Garay and her daughter, 7-year-old Dizire Brewster.

Garay is from Las Vegas and is in Portland visiting her daughter Dizire.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS95204
06/11/2016 UPDATE: SERT/CNT Assisting North Precinct on Search for Armed Robbery Suspects (Photo)

SERT officers located and detained one person during the neighborhood search.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS95206
06/10/2016 Update to Stranger Danger Alert After Several Unrelated Incidents Involving School Children (Photo)

The Portland Police Bureau is asking the community to be aware of several reported incidents where strangers are approaching school children in Southeast Portland.

This is an update from yesterday's release with additional information and incidents.

While each of these incidents appears to involve different people and it is not clear what their intentions are in approaching the kids, it's alarming enough for the Police Bureau to share this information publicly.

Incidents like this should immediately be reported to 9-1-1. Any tips about the identities of any of these subjects should be sent to

In the past several days, Youth Services Division and Central Precinct officers have taken reports of strangers approaching school children in the areas of Creston School, located at 4701 Southeast Bush Street; Grant High School, located at 2245 Northeast 46th Avenue; Ron Russell Middle School, located at 3955 Southeast 112th Avenue; Hosford Middle School, located at 2303 Southeast 28th Place; and, Sellwood Middle School, located at 8300 Southeast 15th Avenue.

The Creston School incidents occurred on June 3, 2016.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS95196
06/10/2016 Suspect Sketch Released of Southeast Portland Groping Suspect (Photo)

The Portland Police Bureau is releasing a sketch of a groping suspect that grabbed a woman on Monday night in Southeast Portland.

The incident occurred on Monday June 6, 2016, at approximately 10:00 p.m. The 46-year-old female victim told police that she was walking in the area of Southeast 35th Avenue and Woodward Street when a stranger approached her as she walked in the neighborhood.

The suspect made a lewd comment to the victim then lunged at her, groped her breasts and wrestled her over a small retaining wall.

As the suspect was holding her down, the victim kicked, punched, screamed and fought with the suspect, who released the victim and ran away northbound on 35th Avenue.

The victim waited to report the incident until the next morning so no search was conducted for the suspect.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS95194
06/10/2016 GREAT Graduation Today at Alder School (Photo)

Today, Friday June 10, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., the Portland Police Bureau G.R.E.A.T. Program will be honoring students at Alder School, located at 17200 Southeast Alder Street.

Officers Mike Paresa and John Shadron will be celebrating the graduation and honoring the students hard work and achievement in the G.R.E.A.T. Program.

G.R.E.A.T. stands for Gang Resistance Education And Training.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS94773
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