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05/05/2014 UPDATE: Pedestrian Hit by a Vehicle in North Portland Dies - Major Crash Team Investigating

The man killed on Sunday morning after being struck by a vehicle has been identified as 43-year-old James Earl Hunter of North Portland.

The driver, 39-year-old Michelle Kidby, was cooperative and was not impaired by drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS74019
05/05/2014 Stolen Property Investigation Leads to Three Arrests, Search Warrant at University Park Home (Photo)

On Friday May 2, 2014, officers assigned to North Precinct's Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) served a search warrant at 7040 North Olin Avenue after a six-month investigation into a group of people selling stolen property from the residence.

Three people were arrested at the home and several items of suspected stolen property was recovered, including appliances, paintings, bicycles, and bicycle parts.

47-year-old Joel Michael Orazio, 30-year-old Michael Joseph Orazio and 46-year-old Trevor Leon Largent were all arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on outstanding warrants.

North Precinct NRT was assisted in the investigation by detectives assigned to the Burglary Detail and Evidence Control Specialists from the Property Evidence Division.

Neighbors partnering with police was a key piece of this investigation.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS74050
05/06/2014 Police Bureau Offers Tips to Prevent Smartphone Theft

In 2013, Portland Police officers took 274 reports of cellular phones being stolen, most of them smartphones, like the iPhone and Android.

Many of these cases were the result of unsuspecting community members using their phones in public places where thieves would ask to borrow the phone then run away or would quickly run up and grab the phone then run away.

The Police Bureau would like to remind community members of a few simple things that can help smartphone users protect themselves:

1. When in public, pay attention to your surroundings.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS74045
05/06/2014 UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck on Southeast Division Street - Crash Under Investigation

The pedestrian struck by a vehicle this morning on Southeast Division Street has been identified as 41-year-old Michael Jeffrey Meyers.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS74058
05/07/2014 Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Juvenile Custody Directives

The Portland Police Bureau is in the process of reviewing all its directives.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS74104
05/07/2014 Montavilla Neighborhood Armed Robbery Suspect Bitten by Victim, Later Arrested (Photo)

This morning, Wednesday May 7, 2014, at 11:49 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to "Jonny's" at 8230 Southeast Harrison Street on the report of an armed robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to the employee who told officers that the suspect was armed with a knife and grabbed money out of the till then ran away.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS74115
05/08/2014 45-Year-Old Man Arrested for Indecent Act at Washington Park Playground (Photo)

This morning, Thursday May 8, 2014, at 7:20 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the playground in Washington Park near Elephant House on the report of a man masturbating while seated on a park bench.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS74126
05/08/2014 Officer Paul Meyer to be Honored in Washington D.C. at the Nation's TOP COPS Awards(R) (Photo)

Officer Paul Meyer, a 21-year-veteran of the Portland Police Bureau, will be honored on May 12, 2014, in Washington D.C. at the nation's TOP COPS Awards(R) as part of National Police Week.

In November 2012, Paul was involved in a freak accident during a Police Bureau ATV certification course.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS74128
05/08/2014 Good Samaritan Finds Significant Sum of Money - Turns in to Police

Today, Thursday May 8, 2014, a Central Precinct officer was contacted by a Good Samaritan who found a significant sum of money at the Lloyd Center Mall.

The Good Samaritan turned the money over to police with the hope that the rightful owner can be located and reunited with the money.

If you lost a significant sum of money today, around lunch time, at the Lloyd Center, you may call (503) 823-0097 to speak to Officer Stu Palmiter until 5:00 p.m. today, or try again on Monday.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS74138
05/09/2014 Public Tribute to K-9 Mick Set for Monday May 12 at Hillsboro Stadium (Photo)

A public tribute honoring the service of the Portland Police Bureau's Canine Mick has been scheduled for Monday May 12, 2014, at 10:30 a.m.

Hondo Dog Park, next to Hillsboro Stadium, will be closed on Monday morning for the exclusive use of police K-9 teams attending the tribute.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS74153
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