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06/04/2002 Suspect Arrested in Stabbing Death

On April 29, 2002, a Multnomah County Grand Jury indicted 21-year-old Joshua Robert Brown on one count of Murder in connection with the March 21, 2002 stabbing death of 47-year-old, Anthony Wilson.*-..
News Releases Homicide/Arrest

On Wednesday, May 29, 2002, Portland Police Homicide Detectives arrested 33-year-old Ladon Andre Stephens for Aggravated Murder in connection with the death of 14-year-old Melissa Bittler.*-..
News Releases Homicide
01/04/2008 Suspect Arrested in Two North Portland Homicides

SUSPECT ARRESTED IN TWO NORTH PORTLAND HOMICIDES On Thursday, January 3, 2008, near the intersection of Southeast 82nd Avenue and Southeast Foster Street, members of the US Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force arrested 24-year-old Lovene Sterling Gates on two counts of Aggravated Murder in connection with the shooting deaths of 32-year-old Charles Daniel Callaway and 47-year-old Patricia Louise Andrews.*-..
News Releases Homicide Investigation
02/03/2015 Suspect Arrested in William "Cougar" Burleigh Homicide (Photo)

On Tuesday February 3, 2015, Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force, arrested 42-year-old Robert Lewis Browne in connection with the October 2014 homicide of William "Cougar" Burleigh.

Browne was arrested near his residence in the 4400 block of Southeast 99th Avenue and transported to the Detective Division before being booked into the Multnomah County Jail late Tuesday evening.

Browne was booked on charges of Manslaughter in the Second Degree and Assault in the Second Degree after being indicted by a Multnomah County Grand Jury.

Browne will be arraigned on Wednesday in Multnomah County Court.

This investigation started on Sunday October 12, 2014, at 3:27 a.m., when Central Precinct officers responded to assist medical personnel on the report of a man lying unconscious across the street from the Portland Rescue Mission, located at 111 West Burnside Street.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS81595
03/24/2015 Suspect Arrested on Saturday After Assaulting a Police Officer in Downtown Portland (Photo)

On Saturday March 21, 2015, at 3:58 p.m., Central Precinct officers contacted a subject after previously responding to reports of disturbances at O'Bryant Square, located at Southwest Park Avenue and Washington Street.

The subject, later identified as 22-year-old JJ Lee Purcell, appeared to have been in a fight and was identified to the officer by a witness as the "main aggressor" at the O'Bryant Square disturbances.

Officers determined that Purcell was going to be arrested in connection with the earlier disturbances.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS82873
06/11/2015 Suspect Arrested, Gun Seized by Police After Centennial Neighborhood Shooting (Photo)

On Wednesday June 10, 2015, at 10:52 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 1900 block of Southeast 162nd Avenue on the report of multiple gunshots heard in the area.

Officers arrived in the neighborhood and contacted witnesses regarding the shooting.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS85319
12/05/2014 Suspect Attempts to Rob Two Employees of Roseway Neighborhood Restaurant

On Friday December 5, 2014, at 7:58 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at The Original Taco House, located at 3255 Northeast 82nd Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that the suspect, armed with a handgun, approached two employees when they were behind the restaurant while on a break.

The suspect ran away without getting any money or property and was last seen headed westbound away from 82nd Avenue.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS80147
03/13/2013 Suspect Caught on Camera Doing the 'Harlem Shake' in Central Precinct Garage

News Releases FLASHNEWS62471
01/28/2015 Suspect Charged in Connection with 2014 Gang-Related Shooting (Photo)

On January 28, 2015, Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team (GET) detectives charged a 21-year-old man with multiple crimes in connection with an August 2014 shooting in Northeast Portland's Sabin Neighborhood.

21-year-old Ryan O'Neill Davis-Pinney was charged with Attempted Murder, Assault in the First Degree, Felon in Possession of a Firearm (two counts), and Unlawful Use of a Weapon after an indictment by a Multnomah County Grand Jury.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS81429
10/13/2005 Suspect Charged with Attempted Aggravated Murder

18-YEAR-OLD CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED AGGRAVATED MURDER AFTER SHOOTING AT OFFICERS On Wednesday, October 12, 2005, at 10:42 p.m., 18-year-old Marchelow Vaida was shot by Portland Police Officers during an exchange of gunfire after a short foot pursuit.*-..
News Releases Officer Involved Shooting
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