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01/29/2014 Gang Enforcement Team Arrests 19-Year-Old Man for December Gang Shooting (Photo)

This morning, Wednesday January 29, 2014, Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team detectives arrested 19-year-old Deanthony Paul Simmons in connection with a gang shooting in December 2013.

Simmons was arrested at a residence in the 2600 block of North Willis Boulevard after members of the Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) served a search warrant in the early morning hours.

A second search warrant was served at a residence in the 17300 block of Northeast Halsey Street by the Gresham Police Department Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) Team.

Investigators recovered a handgun from the residence on North Willis Boulevard.

This investigation started on December 26, 2013, at 4:58 p.m., when officers responded to the report of shots fired at Northeast 6th Avenue and Simpson Street.

Officers located evidence of gunfire in the intersection and contacted several witnesses who provided limited suspect vehicle information to police as well as a description of a subject running in the neighborhood after the shots were fired.

Gang Enforcement Team investigators responded and began an investigation which ultimately led to the arrest of Simmons this morning.

Simmons was charged with Attempted Murder, Attempted Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS71119
01/29/2014 UPDATE #3 - Shooting Investigation in Downtown Portland - Suspect in Custody

Robbery detectives are continuing to investigate last night's shooting in Downtown Portland.

The 32-year-old victim remains hospitalized after being shot in one of his legs.

The 40-year-old suspect also remains hospitalized after receiving a gunshot wound to his testicles, not leg as initially reported.

Additional information will be released when it becomes available.



Robbery detectives are responding to conduct an investigation into this evening's shooting in Downtown Portland.

Preliminary information indicates that the male adult victim and the male adult suspect live in the same building, located on the southwest corner of Southwest 9th Avenue and Columbia Street.

Witnesses described a disturbance in the back parking lot of the building where the shooting occurred.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS71102
01/29/2014 Public's Help Sought Identifying Two Fraud Suspects (Photo)

News Releases FLASHNEWS71123
01/30/2014 Robbery Suspect Who Shot Himself in the Testicles Booked into Jail (Photo)

40-year-old Joseph Johnson was booked into the Multnomah County Jail in the afternoon of Wednesday January 29, 2014.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS71146
01/30/2014 Cash, Drugs, Cars, and Super Bowl Tickets Seized in Weekend Drug Investigation (Photo)

Over the January 24-26, 2014 weekend, the Portland Police Bureau's Drugs and Vice Division (DVD) arrested two people and made a significant seizure of narcotics, cash and property.

Evidence seized included:
* $350,000+ in US Currency
* $3,850 Euros
* 2003 Hummer H2
* 2002 Cadillac Escalade SUV
* 80" television
* 47" television
* 3 tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII
* Small amount of Steroids
* 269 pounds of processed marijuana
* 84 mature marijuana plants
* Four rifles
* Two handguns
* Marijuana growing equipment

This investigation started on Friday January 24, 2014, at 10:00 p.m., when DVD investigators contacted 39-year-old Kao Choy Saechao at the Portland International Airport.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS71153
01/30/2014 Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-07 Wanted Kidnapping Suspect Kelly Swoboda (Photo)

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in locating a wanted kidnapping suspect.

49-year-old Kelly Vern Mark Swoboda is wanted in connection with a kidnapping and assault that occurred in Milwaukie, Oregon on Monday January 27, 2014.

Swoboda is suspected of kidnapping and assaulting a woman who was working at Palm Beach Tan, located at 17046 Southeast McGloughlin Boulevard.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS71170
01/30/2014 UPDATE - Public Alert: Reports of Man Exposing Himself to Kids in Northeast Portland

North Precinct officers took an additional report of a man exposing himself on Tuesday January 28, 2014, at 6:40 a.m, at Northeast 29th Avenue and Stanton Street.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS71129
01/31/2014 Portland Police Bureau and Oregon State Police Team Up for Super Bowl Sunday DUII Enforcement (Photo)

The Portland Police Bureau and the Oregon State Police will be combining teams this Sunday February 2, 2014, to keep Portland Metro area drivers safe from drunk drivers.

Both the Portland Police Bureau and the Oregon State Police would like to remind football fans to "Think Before You Drink", and arrange safe transportation to and from any Super Bowl festivities.

According to U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), impaired drivers contribute to Super Bowl Sunday becoming one of the most dangerous days on the road.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS71172
01/31/2014 Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-01 Conor McMahon Hit and Run Update - Family Reward (Photo)

Portland Police Bureau Assault detectives, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, are asking for the public's help in identifying a hit and run assault suspect that seriously injured a 20-year-old Conor McMahon.

On January 1, 2014, at 3:34 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to North Lombard Street and Jordan Avenue on the report of an injury crash.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS71189
01/31/2014 Grand Jury Rules Mystic Gentleman's Club Shooting as Justifiable Under Oregon Law

On Thursday January 30, 2014, a Multnomah County Grand Jury concluded its review of evidence in the January 11, 2014 fatal shooting at the Mystic Gentleman's Club, located at 9950 Southeast Stark Street.

The grand jury determined that the 31-year-old Jonathan Baer's use of deadly force against Thomas Hjelmeland (pronounced Yelm-Land) was justified under Oregon criminal law.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS71187
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