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08/13/2014 Detectives Arrest Overlook Neighborhood Robbery, Sex Assault Suspect (Photo)

On Tuesday August 12, 2014, Portland Police detectives arrested 18-year-old Alex Francisco-Sebastion in connection with an August 4, 2014 sexual assault and an August 8, 2014 robbery in North Portland's Overlook Neighborhood.

Francisco-Sebastion met with detectives voluntarily on Tuesday morning and, after additional investigation, was arrested by Sex Crimes Unit detectives.

Francisco-Sebastion was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Rape in the First Degree, Sodomy in the First Degree (two counts), Strangulation, Attempted Kidnapping in the First Degree, Robbery in the Second Degree, and Strangulation.

This investigation began on Monday August 4, 2014, at approximately 10:30 p.m., when North Precinct officers responded to the report of a sexual assault that occurred in North Portland's Overlook Neighborhood.*-..
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08/13/2014 Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-32 Fugitive (Photo)

The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to locate a fugitive in a shooting investigation.

31-year-old Robert Jay James Jr.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS76844
08/14/2014 Bank Robbery Investigation Underway in Montavilla Neighborhood

This morning, Thursday August 14, 2014, at 9:11 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the Bank of the West, located at 8135 Southeast Division Street.

Officers responded to the area and contacted bank employees who told police that the suspect entered the bank and demanded money while implying he had a weapon.*-..
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08/14/2014 Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division Receives largest Grant in 90-Year History (Photo)

This release is being sent on behalf of the Portland Police Sunshine Division:

Media Contact:
Officer Phil Kent, (503)545-3593,
On behalf of the Walmart Foundation, Rick Thomas, (503) 789-2115,

Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division Receives largest Grant in 90-Year History
Walmart Foundation grant will help the Sunshine Division feed local families

PORTLAND, Ore.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS76877
08/15/2014 Police Ask for Public Help In Locating a Missing Portland Man (Photo)

The Milwaukie Police Department, in coordination with Portland Police, is asking the public for help in locating 70-year-old Charles Edward Johnson, a Portland resident, who was last seen at Providence Milwaukie Hospital on August 2, 2014, at 10:20 a.m. Mr.*-..
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08/18/2014 Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-33 Commercial Burglary (Photo)

The Portland Police Bureau's Burglary Detail, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to identify suspects in a commercial burglary in Southeast Portland's Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood.

On August 4, 2014, at 6:31 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Pink Feather Restaurant and Lounge, located at 14145 Southeast Division Street, on the report of a burglary alarm.

Officers arrived in the area and discovered a hole in the wall of the business.*-..
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08/17/2014 UPDATE #3: Shooting Investigation Underway in Downtown Portland - Two People Injured

Gang Enforcement Team detectives are continuing to investigate the early morning shooting in Downtown Portland.

21-year-old Jaron Cuie, 37-year-old Damarvis Lee and 25-year-old Ricardo Savoy Hernandez were the three men injured in the shooting.

Investigators learned that two groups of men were fighting and that someone fired shots and the three victims were hit by gunfire.

It is unknown if this shooting is related to the homicide that occurred later in Southeast Portland.

The Gang Enforcement Team will be providing extra patrols the next few days as a result of this shooting and the Southeast Portland homicide.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact Detective Todd Gradwahl at (503) 823-2056,; or, Detective Mitch Hergert at (503) 823-2081,



Officers investigating the shooting in Downtown Portland located a third victim suffering from non-life-threatening injuries.*-..
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08/17/2014 UPDATE: Homicide Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Centennial Neighborhood

Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into this morning's shooting in Southeast Portland.

The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Ervaeua Ronchelle Herring, a resident of the Eastwood Village Apartments.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy on Monday to determine the exact cause of death.

At this point in the investigation, there is no specific suspect description to share with the public.

Investigators are asking for any information about this case to be shared with police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Molly Daul at (503) 823-0991,; or, Kristina Coffey at (503) 823-0696,



On Sunday August 17, 2014, at 5:00 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Eastwood Village Apartments, located at 15139 Southeast Powell Boulevard, on the report of a shooting.

Officers arrived in the area and learned from witnesses that the shots seemed to be focused on one of the apartments.

Officers located a female adult deceased inside an apartment.

Witnesses have told police that the suspects were several African American males with handguns.

Preliminary information from witnesses indicates that the shooting is gang-related.

Homicide Detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to begin a homicide investigation.*-..
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08/17/2014 Major Crash Team Investigates Single Vehicle Crash Injuring Two Men in Southeast Portland's Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood

On Sunday August 17, 2014, at 2:08 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Southeast Holgate Boulevard at 135th Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the vehicle, a white 2000 Ford Econoline Van, with two men injured inside.

The driver, a 23-year-old male, was suffering from serious but not life-threatening injuries.*-..
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08/17/2014 Shooting Investigation Underway in North Portland's Northgate Park - One Person Injured

On Sunday August 17, 2014, at 10:41 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Northgate Park, located at 6000 North Fessenden Street, on the report of a disturbance and possibly someone stabbed in the park.

Officers arrived in the area and learned that a male was suffering from a gunshot wound.*-..
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