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01/08/2015 UPDATE: Bomb Squad Responding to Report of Incendiary Device Thrown Into Cully Neighborhood Home - No Injuries Reported (Photo)

Investigators have learned that no incendiary device was thrown into a residence.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS80936
01/09/2015 Suspect Arrested for Murder in Connection with DoubleTree Hotel Homicide (Photo)

On Wednesday January 7, 2015, Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives arrested 24-year-old Tae Bum Yoon in connection with the December 26, 2014 death of a young woman at the DoubleTree Hotel Lloyd Center.

Yoon, a resident of Bellevue, Washington, was arrested at Union Station after arriving in Portland by train.

This investigation began on Friday December 26, 2014, at 10:44 a.m., when North Precinct officers responded to the report of a deceased female at the DoubleTree Hotel Lloyd Center, located at 1000 Northeast Multnomah Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a deceased 24-year-old female, later identified as Ashley Renee Benson.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and determined that Benson died of homicidal violence.

Homicide detectives developed information during the investigation that lead to the arrest of Yoon on Wednesday.

Yoon was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on Thursday and will be arraigned on Friday January 9, 2015 in Multnomah County Court.

Investigators from the Bellevue (WA) Police Department greatly assisted in this investigation.

Anyone with information about this case should contact Detective Michele Michaels at (503) 823-0692,; or, Detective Bryan Steed at (503) 823-0395,*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS80943
01/09/2015 Pursuit of a Stolen Tow Truck Leads to Arrest in Ladd's Addition (Photo)

On Friday January 9, 2015, at 5:29 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a stolen Retriever Towing tow truck driving in the area of Southeast 122nd Avenue and Lincoln Street.

Officers located the truck in the area of 108th Avenue and East Burnside Street and attempted to stop the vehicle.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS80952
01/10/2015 Bagdad Theater & Pub Robbed at Gunpoint on Friday Night

On Friday January 9, 2015, at 11:04 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Bagdad Theater & Pub, located 3702 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard.

Several officers, including a Police K-9, responded to the scene to begin an investigation.

Employees told police that the suspect was armed with a handgun as he demanded money.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS80973
01/10/2015 Armed Robbery in Northeast Portland's Vernon Neighborhood - Victim Hit in Head with Hammer

On Saturday January 10, 2015, at 2:15 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 5100 block of Northeast 14th Place on the report of an assault and robbery where one of the victims was hit in the head with a hammer.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the 31-year-old male victim suffering from head trauma.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS80974
01/12/2015 Handyman Scammer Arrested Again by Portland Police (Photo)

On Friday January 9, 2015, Portland Police arrested 59-year-old Clinton Timothy Reany on multiple charges relating to fraud and auto theft.

Reany was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Theft in the First Degree (two counts), Theft in the Second Degree, and Identity Theft (three counts).

Reany will be arraigned on Monday January 12, in Multnomah County Court.

Reany was previously arrested on December 31.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS80983
01/11/2015 35-Year-Old Man Shot in North Portland's Piedmont Neighborhood - No Suspect Information (Photo)

On Sunday January 11, 2015, at 3:30 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center on the report of a male in the emergency room suffering from a gunshot wound.

Officers arrived and contacted 35-year-old Jazman A. Moore, who was suffering from a serious but not life-threatening gunshot wound.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS80984
01/20/2015 G.R.E.A.T. Graduation today at Hosford Middle School (Photo)

On Tuesday January 20, 2015, at 2:50 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau G.R.E.A.T. Program will be honoring students at Hosford Middle School, located at 2303 Southeast 28th Place.

Officers Tracy Ballew, Jessica Brainard and Mike Paresa will be celebrating the graduation and honoring the students hard work and achievement in the G.R.E.A.T. Program.

Media is invited to attend this special event and is asked to check in with the office before attending the graduation.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS80992
01/13/2015 Grant-Funded DUII Patrols Throughout the Month of January - Don't Drink and Drive (Photo)

News Releases FLASHNEWS80994
01/13/2015 Metal Thieves Targeting a Church Arrested Early Friday Morning (Photo)

On Friday January 9, 2015, at 2:29 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Mien Fellowship Baptist Church, located at 11250 Northeast Wygant Street, on the report that two men were stealing the church air conditioning units.

Officers had previously taken reports of metal theft from the church.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS81009
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