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12/06/2014 Officers Monitoring Protest Today in Downtown Portland

On Saturday December 6, 2014, Portland Police officers will be monitoring a protest being held outside the Edith Green - Wendell Wyatt Federal Building on Southwest 3rd Avenue.

The hope of the Portland Police Bureau is for the event to be a peaceful expression of free speech without infringing on the rights of others.

Police officials have attempted to communicate with event organizers about any marches scheduled for after the protest but have not been given any information that will help facilitate a peaceful march through Portland.

Community members are asked to be aware of the protest and potential marches as they may interrupt traffic.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS80153
12/08/2014 Reward Offered for Information on Death of William "Cougar" Burleigh (Photo)

Portland Police Bureau homicide detectives are continuing to ask for the public's help to provide information regarding the death of 38-year-old William "Cougar" Burleigh in Downtown Portland.

Friends of Cougar Burleigh are offering a reward of up to $1,000 cash for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved in his death.

Anyone with information on this case should contact Detective Anthony Merrill directly at (503) 823-4033; anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov.

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.

Officers and medical personnel located the man non-responsive and suffering from a head injury.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS80164
12/08/2014 Armed Robbery Investigation Underway on Hayden Island

This morning, Monday December 8, 2014, at 8:39 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Huddy's Deli, located at 12055 North Center Avenue.

Officers responded and contacted the employee who told police that the suspect entered the business, armed with a handgun, and demanded money.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS80165
12/08/2014 Man Injured After Hash Oil Explosion in Centennial Neighborhood Apartment

On Monday December 8, 2014, at 12:55 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 17200 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard on the report of three people arguing and fighting in front of an apartment.

As officers were en route to the scene, they received additional information that one subject punched another in the face, a window was heard breaking and that someone had a knife and was threatening to stab someone.

Officers arrived but learned that everyone involved left the area.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS80168
12/08/2014 Christmas Day 2012 Murder Suspect Pleads Guilty to Several Charges - Sentenced to Life in Prison (Photo)

On Monday December 8, 2014, 39-year-old Michael James Kirkland pled guilty to several charges in connection with the December 25, 2012 murder of 33-year-old Jaime Lyn Larson.

Kirkland pled guilty to charges of Aggravated Murder, Strangulation (Felony), Abuse of a Corpse, Burglary in the First Degree, and Theft in the Third Degree, and was sentenced to life in prison.

The investigation started on December 25, 2012, at 9:56 p.m., when Central Precinct officers responded to a residence in the Park Terrace Apartments, located at 2073 Southwest Park Avenue, on the report of a deceased adult female.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS80176
12/10/2014 Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-48 Gresham Robbery and Assault (Photo)

The Gresham Police Department, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in identifying two robbery suspects who left a man beaten and unconscious.

On November 1, 2014, at approximately 1:30 a.m., a 28-year-old man was assaulted and robbed after he left the Stagecoach Saloon, located at 20101 Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

The victim was approached by two men in the parking lot, both of whom assaulted him and stole his wallet.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS80248
12/10/2014 Armed Suspect Arrested by North Precinct Officers - Multiple Guns, Pipe Bomb Seized During Investigation (Photo)

On Monday December 9, 2014, at approximately 11:00 p.m., North Precinct officers stopped to contact a man and a woman in a gravel parking lot on Northeast Simpson Street and Portland Highway.

The male quickly turned away from the officers as he unzipped his jacket and reached inside as he walked around the front of a parked pick-up truck.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS80252
12/10/2014 PPB Youth Division Hosts Target Heroes and Helpers

The Portland Police Bureau Youth Services Division and Target(TM) will co-host "Heroes and Helpers" on Friday, December 12, 2014, at the Target at Jantzen Beach 1400 N Jantzen Ave, Portland, OR 97217 from 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Portland Police Officers will escort children to the store and assist the youth with selection of clothing, school supplies, or toys for Christmas.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS80267
12/10/2014 UPDATE- FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 9-Year-Old Boy

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News Releases FLASHNEWS80268
12/11/2014 Shooting Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Centennial Neighborhood

On Thursday December 11, 2014, at 1:47 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a man shot at Southeast 148th Avenue and Division Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, a male in his 30s, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS80298
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