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07/10/2014 UPDATE: HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION - Five People Shot in Gang-Related Shooting at Southeast Portland Strip Club

Last evening, July 9, 2014, at about 10:00p.m., members of the US Marshal's Fugitive Task Force in cooperation with the Portland Police Bureau, the Gresham Police Department and the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office took custody of 27 year-old Jontae Mixon in the area of N.E. 180th and N.E. Couch.*-..
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10/07/2002 UPDATE: Homicide Investigation 7700 Block NE Prescott

UPDATE: On Monday, October 7, 2002, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office dismissed the charge of Manslaughter in the First Degree against 50-year-old William Henry Carlstrom III in connection with the death of his 74-year-old father, Willliam Henry Carlstrom Jr.*-..
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10/31/2013 UPDATE: Homicide Investigation in Northeast Portland's Beaumont-Wilshire Neighborhood

Homicide detectives have positively identified today's homicide victim as 32-year-old Jose Manuel Alvarez-Madrigal.

Alvarez-Madrigal was found deceased with a gunshot wound this morning in a vehicle on Northeast 38th Avenue and Shaver Street.

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

At this point, there is no information that suggests neighborhood residents are at any risk.

Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in this case.*-..
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03/04/2014 UPDATE: Homicide Investigation Underway in North Portland's Humboldt Neighborhood - Suspect in Custody (Photo)

This evening, Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives booked 51-year-old Stephen William Kovacs into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Kovacs was arrested this afternoon after he killed his roommate, 56-year-old Peter Conway John, inside their residence at 5713 North Haight Avenue.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy on John on Wednesday morning to determine the exact cause of death.

Kovacs will be arraigned on Wednesday in Multnomah County Court.

No additional information is being released at this time regarding this investigation.



This afternoon, Tuesday March 4, 2014, at 1:10 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 5700 block of North Haight Avenue on the report of a stabbing.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a male adult victim suffering from a stab wound.*-..
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10/28/2010 UPDATE: I-5 Southbound Closed For Fatal Crash

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On Monday October 25, 2010 at approximately 2:44 a.m., Portland Police officers responded to I-5 Southbound below the OHSU tram on the report of a person down in the roadway on I-5. Officers arrived and located a deceased person that had been struck by one or more vehicles.*-..
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12/21/2009 UPDATE: Injury Shooting: N Killingsworth / N Commercial

Update December 21st, 2009 4:00 p.m. The Gang Enforcement Team is investigating yesterdays shooting of a 23 year old male.*-..
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07/06/2013 UPDATE: Joint Police and Fire Investigation in Bridgeton Neighborhood on Car Into the River

Officer arrested 27-year-old Joshua Peter Tonder after he spent nearly 4 hours in the water after crashing a 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee into the Columbia River. Tonder was transported to the hospital where he was issued citations for Reckless Driving, Hit and Run, Attempt to Elude, Driving While Suspended, Driving Uninsured, and Careless Driving. Tonder, from Burlington, Washington, remained at the hospital being treated for hypothermia. ###PPB### ###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW### This morning, Friday July 5, 2013, at 2:11 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a car over an embankment and into the Columbia River in the 500 block of North Bridgeton Road. Officers responded and contacted the caller at Blue Frog Landing who told police that she didn't have a description of the car but it was totally submerged. Officers called for the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and Portland Fire & Rescue boats to respond to the scene.*-..
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09/26/2013 UPDATE: Major Crash Team Investigating a Motorcycle Crash on I-205 Northbound at Stark

The investigation into this morning's motorcycle crash on I-205 is continuing.

Investigators have learned that the motorcycle rider, 52-year-old Toby Olsen, was riding a 2004 Honda motorcycle at a high rate of speed northbound on I-205 and pulled up alongside an Oregon State Police Trooper at approximately Powell Boulevard.*-..
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10/04/2013 UPDATE: Major Crash Team Investigating Pedestrian/Vehicle Crash on Southeast Division at 156th

The 25-year-old man hit by a vehicle this morning remains in critical condition at a Portland hospital.

Investigators learned that the man was crossing Southeast Division Street (South to North) at 156th Avenue in a marked crosswalk, when he was struck by an eastbound silver Dodge SUV driven by a 49-year-old man.

Investigators found that neither person was impaired by drugs or alcohol.

There have been no citations issued or an arrest and the investigation is continuing.



This morning, Friday October 4, 2013, at 8:51 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 15600 block of Southeast Division Street on the report that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle.

Officers arrived and located the victim, a male adult, suffering from traumatic injuries.*-..
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11/15/2013 UPDATE: Major Crash Team Responding to a Fatal Pedestrian Crash on I-5 Southbound at Rose Quarter

The man killed in Tuesday morning's crash on I-5 at the Rose Quarter has been identified as 49-year-old Richard Carl Rode.*-..
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