Individual Arrested During A Tactical Operations Division Investigation, Numerous Firearms Seized (Photo)

December 13, 2019 08:51


Tactical Operation Division officers have been conducting focused patrols in the city due to several shootings and firearm recoveries in the past few months. On Thursday, December 13, 2019, at 12:12 p.m., officers initiated a foot pursuit to arrest a suspect in the 7400 block of Southwest Garden Home Road. The suspect was wanted for a probable cause arrest relating to a theft investigation.

The foot pursuit culminated in the arrest of the suspect, 23-year-old Adolphus T. Newell. A warrant was then served at Mr. Newell's residence in the 7000 block of Southwest Olson Road.

Numerous firearms and types of ammunition were found as a result of the warrant service.

Mr. Newell was eventually transported and lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on eight counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Additional charges are pending relating to the original theft investigation.

The firearms and other evidence were seized and placed into property.

This arrest was part of a joint investigation with multiple divisions inside PPB along with a neighboring agency, including: Gun Violence Reduction Team, Special Emergency Reaction Team, K-9 Unit. PPB's Central Precinct and the Washington County Sherriff's Office helped with containing the suspect during the foot pursuit and arrest.

"I want to recognize the collaborative effort that led to this significant arrest," stated Chief Danielle Outlaw. "As a progressive city we must have a strategy that protects our most vulnerable and underserved populations from urban violence."

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to

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