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01/14/2014 Robbery Detectives Arrest 33-Year-Old Woman for Stealing Purses from 89 and 90-Year-Old Women

Today, Tuesday January 14, 2014, at approximately 12:00 p.m., East Precinct officers and Robbery detectives arrested 33-year-old Tiffany Denise Smith in connection with two incidents where she stole purses from older women.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS70721
01/15/2014 UPDATE: Officers Investigating a Report of Gunshots in Southeast Portland's Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood

After an extensive neighborhood search, several people were detained and released after investigators obtained their identity.

No gunshot victims were located and there have been no arrests.

The Gang Enforcement Team is investigating and anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact Detective Meghan Burkeen at (503) 823-2092 or



This morning, Wednesday January 15, 2014, at 11:14 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report that someone fired several shots from a handgun on Southeast Powell Boulevard at 134th Avenue.

Multiple officers responded to the area and learned that after the shots, several people ran from the area into the surrounding neighborhood.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS70739
01/15/2014 Suspect Arrested for September 2013 Stabbing at a King Neighborhood Nightclub (Photo)

Today, Portland Police Gang Enforcement Team detectives charged 38-year-old Daniel Devon Harden with Attempted Murder and Assault in the Second Degree in connection with a September 2013 stabbing.

Harden was arrested at his residence this morning after a search warrant served by the Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) as part of a coordinated investigative effort involving the Metro Gang Task Force.

The stabbing occurred on September 28, 2013 at the Conga Club, located at 4923 Northeast Martin Luther King Jr.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS70753
01/16/2014 Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-02 Residential Attempted Burglary (Photo)

Portland Police Bureau Burglary detectives, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, are asking for the public's help in identifying a residential attempted burglary suspect.

On December 3, 2013, at approximately 9:45 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a residence in the area of Southwest Terwilliger Boulevard and Lobelia Street on the report of an attempted burglary in progress.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victim who told police that the suspect did not make entry into the home and ran away before police arrived.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS70745
01/16/2014 Old Town Drug Arrest Net Significant Street-Level Drug Seizure (Photo)

On Wednesday January 15, 2014, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Central Precinct officers arrested a 32-year-old man on several drug charges and seized a significant amount of narcotics.

32-year-old Omar Ayala-Luevano was contacted and arrested near Northwest Broadway and Burnside Street.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS70764
01/16/2014 Update #4 on Saturday Evening Shooting at Mystic Gentleman's Club in Southeast Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood

The suspect in Saturday night's shooting, 43-year-old Thomas Elliott Hjelmeland (pronounced Yelm-Land), died this afternoon at a Portland hospital.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS70650
01/17/2014 Forensic Sketch Released of Police Impersonation Suspect (Photo)

The Portland Police Bureau would like to make the public aware of an incident where a man posing as an undercover police officer stopped a woman and searched her car.

On Friday January 17, 2014, the victim in this case met with a police sketch artist and a composite drawing of the suspect is being released to the public to aid in the identification of the suspect.

This investigation started on Sunday January 12, 2014, at approximately 1:30 a.m., when a 33-year-old woman (who has asked not to be identified publicly) stopped at the Plaid Pantry convenience store located at Southeast Grand Avenue and East Burnside Street.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS70798
01/17/2014 19-Year-Old Woman Arrested for January 2 Crash into Southeast Portland Plaid Pantry Store (Photo)

On Thursday January 16, 2014, Traffic Division investigators arrested a 19-year-old woman on several charges in connection with the January 2, 2014 crash into a Southeast Portland Plaid Pantry store.

19-year-old Monique Ann Cortez-Munos turned herself in to police at Central Precinct on Thursday afternoon and was booked into the Multnomah County Jail for three counts of Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run) and Reckless Driving.

This investigation started on January 2, 2014, at 4:18 a.m., when East Precinct officers responded to the Plaid Pantry store, located at 6440 Southeast 82nd Avenue, on the report that a vehicle crashed through the front doors of the store then backed out and fled the scene, striking two cars that were parked in the 8100 block of Southeast Tolman Street.

Cortez-Munos left her crashed car at the scene then fled the area on foot.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS70801
01/18/2014 Police Investigating a Friday Night Shooting in the Parkrose Neighborhood

On Friday January 17, 2014, at 9:24 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Northeast 107th Avenue and Wygant Street on the report of multiple gunshots heard in the area.

Arriving officers located several shell casings in the middle of the street but no apparent victims.

Gang Enforcement Team officers responded and assisted with the investigation.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS70813
01/18/2014 Tobacco Shop Robbed in Northeast Portland's Cully Neighborhood

On Saturday January 18, 2014, at 12:40 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at PDX Tobacco, located at 4541 Northeast 60th Avenue.

Arriving officers contacted the victim and learned that the three suspects entered the store, one armed with a handgun.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS70814
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