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04/30/2013 Portland Police Bureau Launches New Behavioral Health Unit (BHU)

In response to the changing landscape of police work and the requirements set forth in the City's proposed agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, the Portland Police Bureau has created the Behavioral Health Unit (BHU). The BHU is located within Central Precinct and encompasses and oversees the four tiers of police response to individuals with mental illness or in crisis: * The core competency crisis intervention training for all officers; * Enhanced crisis intervention training for a group of officers who volunteer to respond to most crisis calls; * The proactive Mobile Crisis Unit (MCU) and, * The Service Coordination Team (SCT). BHU is commanded by Captain Sara Westbrook, a 27-year-veteran of law enforcement (19 with the Portland Police Bureau and eight with Thurston County and Tumwater, WA); Lieutenant Cliff Bacigalupi, a 16-year-veteran of the Portland Police Bureau; and Sergeant Robert McCormick, an 28-year-veteran of law enforcement (18 with the Portland Police Bureau and 10 with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office). Officer Amy Bruner-Dehnert, an 8-year-veteran, has been selected as the new Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Coordinator.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS63859
04/30/2013 Traffic Alert: Southbound MLK Closed at Market for 3-4 Hours Due to Street Car/Truck Collision

This afternoon, Tuesday April 30, 2013, at approximately 1:00 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to the report of a tractor-trailer and a Portland Street involved in a collision at Southeast Martin Luther King Jr.*-..
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04/30/2013 May Day March Scheduled for Downtown Portland on Wednesday

On Wednesday May 1, 2013, there is a "May Day" march scheduled to occur in Downtown Portland.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS63847
04/30/2013 UPDATE: Metro Bomb Squad Responding to a Suspicious Vehicle in North Portland

The Metro Bomb Squad has determined that the vehicle was safe and did not contain any suspicious material. The area is now clear and area businesses have assumed normal operation. ###PPB### ###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW### This morning, Tuesday April 30, 2013, at 10:15 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct responded to the report of a suspicious vehicle parked in the 9900 block of North Burgard Way.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS63843
04/30/2013 Portland Police to Introduce Behavioral Health Unit Today at 2:00 p.m.

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News Releases FLASHNEWS63835
04/30/2013 Portland Police Investigating an Attempted ATM Theft in Sunnyside Neighborhood

This morning, Tuesday April 30, 2013, just before 7:00 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to Southeast 42nd Avenue and Belmont Street on the attempted theft of an ATM machine. Officers arrived in the area and contacted the witness who told police that a person tried to load an ATM machine into a smaller gray SUV but was unsuccessful.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS63833
04/29/2013 Portland Police Investigating Possible Suicide in Downtown Portland

This afternoon, Monday April 29, 2013, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to the report of a man who jumped from the roof of the Nines Hotel and landed on Southwest Morrison Street. The Nines Hotel is located at 525 Southwest Morrison Street. Portland Police and Portland Fire & Rescue arrived and determined that the man was deceased. Southwest Morrison Street is closed from 5th to 6th Avenues as officers conduct a death investigation. No further information is available at this time. Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts.*-..
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04/29/2013 Sunshine Division & YWCA Partner for 1st Annual Basic Needs Resource Fair

The Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division will partner with YWCA to host a free resource fair open to the public on May 1st from 10a - 2p at the downtown YWCA at 1111 SW 10th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205.*-..
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04/29/2013 UPDATE #2 - NAME RELEASE: Portland Police Investigating a Fatal Two-Car Crash at SE 122nd and Stark Street

The woman killed in Sunday morning's crash has been identified as 28-year-old Billie Dee Andrea Pugh.*-..
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04/29/2013 Portland Police Investigating a Non-Injury Shooting in Northeast Portland's Argay Neighborhood

This morning, Monday April 29, 2013, at 10:30 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct responded to the area of Northeast 128th Avenue and Fremont Street on the report of shots fired. Officers got into the area and learned that someone in a white SUV got involved in an altercation with a group of people in another vehicle and that the driver of the SUV fired at least one shot at the other car, striking it one time. The white SUV then pulled away from the victim vehicle and fired at least one shot towards a group on foot, striking a neighboring house. Nobody was hit by gunfire and police are continuing to investigate the shooting.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS63801
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