Portland Police East Precinct personnel continue to conduct Stolen Vehicle Operations (SVO) missions in deeply impacted neighborhoods.
On Sunday, March 19, 2023, the SVO team, which involves personnel from East Precinct, the Air Support Unit and the K9 Unit, conducted a 10-hour mission focused on two areas. The first was mainly in the Roseway and Madison South Neighborhoods, Northeast 72nd Avenue to I-205 between Northeast Sandy Boulevard and Northeast Halsey Street. The second half of the SVO was south of that area in the Lents, Mt. Scott-Arleta, and Brentwood Darlington Neighborhoods, Northeast 72 Avenue to I-205 between Southeast Foster Road and Southeast Clatsop Street.
Using data-driving policing methods, this team made 22 stops, resulting in finding 9 stolen vehicles. This proved to be the most successful stolen vehicle ratio the team has experienced; every 2 stops resulted in a stolen vehicle recovery. In addition:
-Every 3 stops resulted in an arrest
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