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03/14/2014 National Consumer Protection Week Shred Event Scheduled for Saturday March 15

National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is a federal program designed to highlight current issues and help customers improve their ability to combat fraud.

During NCPW, federal, state, and local consumer protection agencies, together with consumer organizations and industry associations, launch consumer protection and education efforts around the country.

On March 15, 2014, the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Portland Police Bureau are sponsoring a shred event at the Portland Police Bureau's Southeast Precinct, located at 4735 East Burnside Street.

The event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., or until the truck is filled.

Consumers can bring up to two boxes or bags of documents to be shredded.

This year, the Postal Service and the Postal Inspection Service are partnering with AARP, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people 50 and older, to educate consumers about foreign lottery schemes that target older Americans.

The goals for NCPW are:

* Increase the awareness of older Americans and their caregivers about the dangers of foreign lottery schemes.
* Give consumers valuable information about protecting their assets from fraudsters.
* Provide a central location where consumers can report suspected fraud.*-..
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03/05/2014 Two Vehicle Crash on I-5 North near Burnside - Significant Traffic Impact

This afternoon, Wednesday March 5, 2014, at 12:41 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on I-5 northbound, between the Morrison and Burnside Bridges.

Officers and medical personnel have arrived and are treating some injuries.*-..
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03/05/2014 Disturbance Outside Old Town Nightclub Leads to Arrest of 26-Year-Old Man with a Gun (Photo)

On Wednesday March 5, 2014, at 1:08 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a fight in front of C.C. Slaughter's Nightclub, located at 219 Northwest Davis Street.

Officers arrived and nightclub security pointed out a suspect who was involved in the fight.*-..
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03/05/2014 Intoxicated Male Swinging a Knife Around Arrested for Disorderly Conduct (Photo)

On Tuesday March 4, 2014, at approximately 5:00 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southeast Grand Avenue and Burnside Street on the report of a man yelling and swinging a knife around on the corner.*-..
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03/05/2014 28-Year-Old Man Arrested for Critically Injuring 2-Year-Old Child (Photo)

On Tuesday March 4, 2014, at 9:36 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Unicorn Motel, located at 3040 Southeast 82nd Avenue, on the report of a 2-year-old male unconscious.

Officers arrived and noticed suspicious injuries on the child.*-..
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03/06/2014 Motorcycle Officer Rammed by Driver During a Traffic Stop - Suspect Arrested, Officer Receives Minor Injury (Photo)

On Wednesday March 5, 2014, at 4:55 p.m., a Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division officer stopped a 2003 Chevy Avalanche pickup at North Williams Avenue and Webster Street after the officer observed the driver speeding and running a red light at North Williams and Alberta Street.

The officer activated his emergency lights and sirens on his 2011 Kawasaki Police Motorcycle and the Avalanche turned onto Webster quickly and pulled to the curb.*-..
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03/06/2014 Gang Unit Seizes Heroin, Cocaine, Marijuana, and $25,000 cash in St. Johns Neighborhood Drug Investigation (Photo)

On Wednesday March 5, 2014, at approximately 5:00 a.m., the Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) served a search warrant at a residence in the 8400 block of North Fessenden Street in connection with a drug investigation conducted by the Gang Enforcement Team.

52-year-old Hansen Lamar Richardson and 43-year-old Addison Blackmon III were arrested at the residence.

During a search of a safe located inside the residence, officers located and seized approximately 128 grams of heroin, 188 grams of crack cocaine, 123 grams of powder cocaine, and 228 grams of marijuana.*-..
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03/13/2014 Man Indicted for Homicide Involving 2-year-old Boy (Update) (Photo)

Update:

A Multnomah County Grand Jury issued an indictment today for Joshua Howard for Murder, Murder by Abuse and Criminal Mistreatment in the First Degree.

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Original Message below:

Today, Thursday March 6, 2014, at approximately 5:00 p.m., the 2-year-old boy critically injured on Tuesday night at the Unicorn Motel passed away at a Portland hospital.

The suspect, 28-year-old Joshua Howard, remains in custody at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempted Aggravated Murder, Attempted Murder, Assault in the First Degree, and Criminal Mistreatment in the First Degree.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy on the child on Friday to determine the exact cause of death.

The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office will present the case next week to a Grand Jury, where additional charges, including Aggravated Murder, will be considered.

This investigation started on Tuesday March 4, 2014, at 9:36 p.m., when East Precinct officers responded to the Unicorn Motel, located at 3040 Southeast 82nd Avenue, on the report of a 2-year-old male unconscious.*-..
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03/06/2014 Roakes Restaurant in Northeast Portland's Woodlawn Neighborhood Robbed at Gunpoint

This evening, Thursday March 6, 2014, at 7:59 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Roakes Restaurant, located at 1740 Northeast Columbia Boulevard, on the report of an armed robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the employee who told police that the suspect, armed with a handgun, entered the restaurant just before closing and demanded money.*-..
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03/07/2014 Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-13 Armed Robbery (Photo)

The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in identifying an armed robbery suspect.

On February 21, 2014, at 12:55 a.m., a man armed with a handgun robbed the Plaid Pantry store, located at 6010 Northeast Halsey Street.

The suspect entered the store and browsed the candy section.*-..
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