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12/14/2012 Eight Firearms Seized from Southeast Portland Man Struggling in a Mental Health Crisis

On Friday December 14, 2012, at 1:54 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to a residence in the 3300 block of Southeast 84th Avenue on the report of an armed man hallucinating and that he'd fired a gun approximately 30 minutes prior to police being called by roommates. As officers were enroute, they received additional information that the 34-year-old man had a shotgun and possibly two handguns. Officers arrived in the area and set up a neighborhood perimeter around the house.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS60160
12/12/2012 Portland Police to Provide Extra Patrols at Portland Shopping Malls and Retail Districts

In response to yesterday's tragic shooting at Clackamas Town Center, Portland Police officers will be providing extra patrol around Portland shopping malls and business districts with a high concentration of retail establishments. These extra patrols will continue throughout the remainder of the holiday season. At this time, there is no information to suggest a similar incident will occur in the City of Portland. "My thoughts and prayers are with the individuals and families impacted by this senseless act of violence," said Chief Mike Reese.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS60094
12/12/2012 Portland Police Bureau GREAT Program to Honor Whitman School Students on Wednesday

On Wednesday December 12, 2012, at 1:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau G.R.E.A.T. Program will be honoring students at Whitman Elementary School, located at 7326 Southeast Flavel Street. Officer David Thoman 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 FLASHNEWS60088
12/11/2012 St. John's Police Facility Re-Opening Scheduled for Wednesday Afternoon

Tomorrow afternoon, Wednesday December 12, 2012, at 4:30 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau will re-open the St.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS60074
12/11/2012 UPDATE: Gun Task Force Serving a Search Warrant in Southeast Portland

The Portland Police Bureau's Gun Task Force has arrested 34-year-old Joseph Daniel Charlton on multiple charges in connection with his 11-year-old son possessing a firearm during an armed robbery on Saturday afternoon. The Gun Task Force served a search warrant at the Charlton residence and vehicles today at 10:00 a.m. No additional firearms were recovered during the search. Oregon Department of Human Services took a 4-year-old girl into protective custody at the residence and later took a 9-year-old boy and the 11-year-old robbery suspect into protective custody at different locations.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS60063
12/11/2012 Portland Police Arrest the Hipster Bandit Riding a Bicycle Away from a Friday Bank Robbery

On Friday December 7, 2012, Portland Police officers arrested 40-year-old Harvie Dale Oglesby III after he robbed the Consolidated Community Credit Union in Northeast Portland's Kerns neighborhood. As officers were enroute to the credit union, located at 2021 Northeast Sandy Boulevard, they received additional information that the suspect used a demand note and after obtaining an undisclosed amount of money.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS60059
12/10/2012 UPDATE #2: Metro Bomb Squad Responding to Suspicious Device Dropped off at Pearl District Bank

The area around Chase Bank is now reopen to all traffic.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS60025
12/10/2012 Volunteers to Pack Sunshine Food Boxes

On Monday, December 10, 2012, and Wednesday, December 12, hundreds of volunteers will gather at the Portland Police Sunshine Division Warehouse (687 N. Thompson, Portland, OR 97227-1820) to pack 3,500 holiday food boxes for local area families.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS60022
12/10/2012 Portland Police Investigating an Armed Robbery in Southeast Portland's Montavilla Neighborhood

On Sunday December 9, 2012, at 10:05 a.m., Portland Police officers responded to the report of robbery alarm at the Ha Long Cafe, located at 8435 Southeast Division Street. As officers were still enroute to the scene, they received additional information that the restaurant had just been robbed at gunpoint and the gunman fled on foot into the neighborhood. As some officers contacted the victim, others established a neighborhood perimeter to search for the suspect. The victim told police that the suspect entered the business, armed with a handgun, and demanded that the victim, a restaurant employee, to get down on the ground.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS60016
12/10/2012 UPDATE: Metro Bomb Squad Responding to Report of Suspicious Device at Old Washington High School in Southeast Portland's West Buckman Neighborhood

Bomb Technicians have removed the item taped to a flag pole at Washington High School and determined that it was a hoax device. The area is now safe and all streets in the neighborhood will be reopening. ###PPB### #PA ###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW### This morning, Monday December 10, 2012, at 4:32 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to the report of a suspicious device taped to the flag pole at Washington High School, located at 531 Southeast 14th Avenue. Officers arrived and after a cursory examination of the item, called for the Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit to respond to the scene. Presently, Southeast Stark Street is closed in both directions from 12th to 14th Avenues.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS60014
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