1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
July 10, 2002 00:00
When officers arrived they found Cortes carrying a large speaker box away from the victim's car. Cortes, upon seeing the officers, fled on foot and threw the gun down as he ran. Cortes was taken into custody a short time later.
The Portland Police Bureau strongly encourages citizens to be good witnesses but not to confront suspects. Regardless of the severity of the crime, some suspects may be armed with a weapon or weapons. If you witness criminal activity, call 9-1-1 and relay the information.
Sgt. Pete Simpson