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04/28/2015 UPDATE - ARREST: Bank Robbery Investigation Underway in North Portland's St. John's Neighborhood (Photo)

On April 9, 2015, the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested 47-year-old Scott Anthony Woods in connection with the April 6 bank robbery at Key Bank in St.*-..
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09/23/2014 UPDATE - ARREST: Bank Robbery Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Mill Park Neighborhood (Photo)

On Saturday September 20, 2014, East Precinct officers spotted and arrested a bank robbery suspect near Northeast 82nd Avenue and Glisan Street.

49-year-old Harvey Ernest Mathnay was arrested without incident and turned over to Robbery detectives.

Mathnay was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a Federal Hold for Bank Robbery.

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On Thursday September 18, 2014, at 3:01 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Bank of America branch, located at 10201 Southeast Washington Street on the report of an armed bank robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted bank employees who told police that the suspect was armed with a handgun as he demanded money.*-..
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04/28/2015 UPDATE - ARREST: Bank Robbery Investigation Underway on Hayden Island (Photo)

On April 21, 2015, 52-year-old Monty Gene Vermillion was arrested by North Precinct officers after he was identified by police as the suspect in this bank robbery.

Vermillion was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a Federal Hold for Bank Robbery.

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On Monday April 20, 2015, at 11:19 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank branch, located at 12240 North Jantzen Drive.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that the suspect implied that he had a gun as he demanded money.*-..
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07/18/2014 UPDATE - ARREST: Child Abuse Team Detectives Seeking Public's Help to Find Wanted Child Abuse Suspect (Photo)

39-year-old Fredrick Alan Hartstrom turned himself in to Portland Police early this morning and was booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

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Multnomah County Child Abuse Team detectives are seeking the public's help in locating 39-year-old Fredrick Alan Hartstrom who has warrants for Sodomy in the First Degree and Sexual Abuse in the First Degree.

Hartstrom is aware of the charges and has failed to turn himself in as promised.*-..
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10/16/2013 UPDATE - ARREST: Crime Stoppers Featured Case #13-27 Broadway Cab Robbery

On Tuesday October 15, 2013, wanted subject Ronald William Heasley turned himself in to Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Deputies at the Multnomah County Courthouse.

Heasley stated that he was turning himself in after seeing his picture on Crime Stoppers.

Heasley was booked on charges of Robbery in the Third Degree and Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle and booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in locating a wanted robbery suspect.

On Tuesday June 4, 2013, at 9:05 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a Broadway Cab driver assaulted and the taxi stolen at Southwest Naito Parkway and Morrison Street.

Officers contacted the driver who told police that he was stopped on the Morrison Bridge heading westbound when the suspect ran up to the cab, stopped it, and began assaulting him after jumping into the passenger seat of the taxi.

The taxi driver got out of the cab to defend himself and the suspect got behind the wheel of the cab and drove away.

Three passengers (fares) were in the car at the time of the assault and were able to get out of the car safely before the suspect stole the car.*-..
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01/16/2015 UPDATE - ARREST: Driver Assaulted, Car Stolen in Northwest Portland

The Oregon State Police located the suspect and the stolen vehicle on I-205 in West Linn and took her into custody.

The suspect, 38-year-old Brooke Kristin Defrees, will be booked into the Multnomah County Jail on multiple charges including Robbery in the Third Degree, Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Assault in the Fourth Degree, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, and Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit & Run).

Defrees' booking photo will be available later at http://www.mcso.us

The victim, 69-year-old Kevin McGovern, had his vehicle returned home by police.

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On Friday January 16, 2015, at 4:26 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Northwest 25th Avenue and Thurman Street on the report of a carjacking.

Officers arrived in the area and located the male adult victim who told police that a female jumped into the passenger seat of his car and threw a full beer can at him.*-..
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02/09/2015 UPDATE - ARREST: Key Bank Robbed in Southwest Portland's Multnomah Neighborhood (Photo)

Officers from the Tigard Police Department arrested 34-year-old Kevin Joseph Parker after a traffic pursuit this morning.

Robbery detectives from the Portland Police Bureau learned that Parker was the suspect in an earlier bank robbery and a robbery at a dry cleaning business.

At 8:51 a.m., detectives believe that Parker robbed the Barber Cleaners, located at 7463 Southwest Barbur Boulevard, then approximately 20 minutes later robbed the Key Bank on Southwest Troy Street.

Parker has been booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the Third Degree, Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, and a Federal Hold with Bank Robbery charges pending.

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On Monday February 9, 2015, at 9:10 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at Key Bank, located at 3515 Southwest Troy Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that the suspect entered the bank and demanded money from the teller.*-..
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09/17/2014 UPDATE - ARREST: Major Crash Team Investigating Saturday Night Hit and Run Crash - One Person Critically Injured (Photo)

On Tuesday evening, 32-year-old Aarontino Smith Yazzte turned himself in to police as the driver in this hit and run crash.

Yazzte was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver with Injury, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver/Property (two counts) and Reckless Driving.

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Traffic officers are continuing to investigate a crash which left one man critically injured on Saturday evening.

30-year-old Kenny Cola-Cortez remains in a Portland hospital after being critically injured in the crash.

No arrests have been made and the case remains under investigation.

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On Saturday September 13, 2014, at 10:21 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a single vehicle crash into a pole at Northeast 111th Avenue and Halsey Street.*-..
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05/01/2013 UPDATE - ARREST: Major Crash Team Responding to Car and Motorcycle Crash on Portland Highway

Portland Police Traffic Investigators arrested 28-year-old Jessica Peterson for Assault in the Second Degree, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) and Reckless Driving.*-..
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11/03/2014 UPDATE - ARREST: Man Critically Injured in Stabbing in Southeast Portland's Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood

Portland Police Assault Detectives arrested 24-year-old Lamon Hayes Jr.*-..
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