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December 22, 2009 23:11


Last night, around 3:30 a.m., Portland Police Officers responded to a call of a stabbing at a residence in the area of the 7800 Block of Southeast Sherman Street. When officers arrived, they found 50-year-old Lawrence Ornelas in the area of the residence suffering from a stab wound. Ornelas was immediately transported to OHSU Hospital where he was treated for his injuries.

Officers believed the suspect involved in this incident was still inside the residence refusing to come out. Officers requested SERT and the team arrived on scene along with crisis negotiators. At approximately 8:45 a.m., 48-year-old Michael Wisbey came out of the residence and surrendered to SERT team members. Wisbey was not injured during the stand off with police.

Portland Police Assault Detectives were called to the scene to investigate this incident. They were able to determine that a disagreement occurred between Wisbey and his two roommates, one of which was Ornelas. This disagreement eventually ended with Wisbey stabbing Ornelas.

Wisbey is being charged with Assault in the Second Degree and is currently at an area hospital.


The Portland Police SERT Team has been activated for an incident that occurred in the 7800 Block of Southeast Sherman Street. Portland Police responded to that area on a call of an adult male who had been stabbed at a residence. The suspect is possibly inside the same residence and officers have requested the SERT Team's assistance in making the arrest.

The media staging area is at the Portland Community College lot located at the 2300 Block of Southeast 82nd Avenue. The Portland Police PIO is responding.


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Sgt. Pete Simpson
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Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204