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11/18/2014 Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-47 Southwest Portland Burglaries (Photo)

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in solving multiple residential burglaries in Southwest Portland.

On Saturday October 25, 2014, a Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputy responded to the report of a residential burglary at 5054 Southwest Hilltop Lane.

Deputies spoke with the victim who told police that the burglary occurred while they were away for dinner, between 7:30 and 9:00 p.m.

The suspect or suspects broke into the residence by throwing a large concrete plant pot through a bay window.

The victim estimates the total loss to be nearly $100,000 worth of jewelry and causing approximately $5,000 in damage.

The following Saturday, November 1, 2014, a Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputy responded to another burglary at 5044 Southwest Hilltop Lane, a few houses down from the first victim.

Entry was made by breaking out the window on a rear French door.

The victim estimates the total loss to be nearly $15,000 worth of jewelry and prescription medications and causing approximately $5,000 in damage.

At this point there is no suspect information in either of these cases.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS79703
11/18/2014 Sex Offender Arrested for Two Sexually Related Criminal Incidents in Downtown Portland (Photo)

On Monday November 17, 2014 at 1:45 p.m., on the second floor of Lincoln Hall, Portland State University Campus Public Safety Officers arrested 33-year-old James Ray McNeil after receiving a report that McNeil was publicly masturbating, while in close proximity to a female student.

After a brief struggle with Campus Public Safety Officers, McNeil was taken into custody.
McNeil has no affiliation with Portland State University and is not a student.

McNeil was identified by Portland Police as a suspect in a sex crime that had been reported earlier that morning at the Estate Hotel, located at 225 Northwest Couch Street.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS79705
11/25/2014 Portland Police to Celebrate G.R.E.A.T. Families Graduation in Multnomah Village (Photo)

Today, November 25, 2014, at 6:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau's G.R.E.A.T. Program will be honoring families who participated in six-week G.R.E.A.T. Families program taught by Portland Police officers.

The celebration will be held at the Stephens Creek Crossing Community Room, located at 6715 Southwest 26th Avenue.

Officers Angel Ocasio and Mike Paresa will be among those honoring the families who participated in the program.

G.R.E.A.T. stands for Gang Resistance Education And Training.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS79729
11/19/2014 Missing 70-Year-Old Man Found Deceased in Southeast Portland's Lents Neighborhood (Photo)

On Wednesday November 19, 2014, at approximately 8:00 a.m., Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue (SAR) volunteers located the body of 70-year-old John Lloyd Scott in the area of Southeast Flavel and Knapp Streets, East of I-205 near Johnson Creek.

John was reported missing by family late Monday night after he failed to return from a trip to Clackamas Town Center.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS79734
11/20/2014 UPDATE - 2nd ARREST: Portland Police Arrest a 66-Year-Old Man, Indicted for 2013 Sex Crimes (Photo)

Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit detectives booked 25-year-old Kiah Loy Lawson into the Multnomah County Jail early this morning after he turned himself in to police.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS79744
11/20/2014 Public Alert: Scammers Calling Portland Residents Claiming to be IRS - Victims Losing Thousands of Dollars

The Portland Police Bureau is continuing to receive reports where victims stated that someone claiming to be with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) called them and demanded money for back taxes.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS79765
11/20/2014 Suspect Arrested After Hit and Run and Pursuit into Downtown Portland (Photo)

On Wednesday November 19, 2014, at 10:00 p.m., Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the 23800 block of Northeast Holladay Street on the report of a hit and run to a vehicle and property.

As deputies were en route to the scene, additional information was received that the suspect vehicle, a gray Honda coupe, was leaving eastbound on Holladay Street.

Deputies spotted the vehicle westbound on I-84 and pursued the vehicle for a brief time but backed away as the suspect accelerated to a high rate of speed.

Portland Police officers began following the vehicle on I-84 westbound and followed it until the suspect vehicle exited off of I-405 at Salmon Street.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS79773
11/21/2014 Information Regarding Demonstrations in Portland - Regarding Ferguson (MO) Grand Jury

The Portland Police Bureau would like to make community members aware that following the announcement of the Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, we anticipate a number of planned and spontaneous free speech and expression demonstrations to be held in Portland, Oregon.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS79786
11/21/2014 PPB Sunshine Division and Zupan's Partner to Provide Thanksgiving Food Boxes

Media contact:
Kyle Camberg, 503-577-6852,
Eleanor Wilkinson, 360-737-2728,


The Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division & Zupan's Markets employees to pack food boxes with complete Thanksgiving meals on Monday, November 24th at 5:30 am at the Sunshine Division's 687 N. Thompson Street warehouse.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS79803
11/22/2014 Gang Enforcement Team Arrests 16-Year-Old for Attempted Murder (Photo)

On Friday November 21, 2014, members of the Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team (GET) arrested 16-year-old Christopher Washington in connection with an August 2014 shooting.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS79818
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