September 22, 2018 11:40
On Friday, September 21, 2018, at 8:30 p.m., officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team and Youth Service Division arrested 21-year-old Armani O. Stewart and two juveniles near North Alberta Street and North Commercial Avenue.
This investigation began when officers located a stolen 2016 Volkswagen Jetta parked near the intersection of North Alberta Street and North Commercial Avenue. Officers observed three people inside the vehicle. Shortly after locating the stolen vehicle, officers contacted the three occupants and took them into custody without incident.
As the investigation continued, officers located and seized three handguns; two handguns were located inside the vehicle and one handgun was located on one of the suspects. (Photographs of the firearms are provided with this release.)
Stewart was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Unlawful Entry Into a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public. The two juvenile male suspects were lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home.
The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area.
For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX
Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/
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