East Precinct Officers Arrest Felon with Firearm and Methamphetamine (Photo)

March 31, 2020 10:33


On March 24, 2020 at about 4:45 p.m., Officers from the East Precinct Street Crimes Unit (SCU) and Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) were attempting to locate a person known to have a felony warrant, 52 year-old Sammy Cardoza (PHOTO). Cardoza was at a local gas station and officers made a plan to stop him. As officers approached Cardoza he eluded and caused damaged to the police vehicles.

Through continued investigation, East SCU and NRT were able to learn where Cardoza was residing.

On March 30, 2020 at about 4:42 p.m. East SCU and NRT located Cardoza and established a custody plan. Part of this plan was to utilize the Portland Police Bureau's K-9 Team. Cardoza was taken into custody without incident.

Officers discovered one ounce of methamphetamine with the suspect. A search warrant was rendered and Cardoza's home was searched. During the search more methamphetamine and a semi-automatic handgun was recovered (PHOTO).

Cardoza was booked into Multnomah County Detention Center on charges from warrants out of Clackamas County, Elude by Vehicle, Fail to Perform the Duties of a Driver, Reckless Driving, Distribution of Methamphetamine, Position of Heroin, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Assault IV (Domestic Violence).

Community members are encouraged to:
* Report suspicious activity happening in your neighborhood to the police by calling 9-1-1.
* Report all incidents of theft by calling the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333 or by reporting online by visiting http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/cor

The Portland Police Bureau also publishes open data on crimes. This information can be found at this link: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/71978 The information can be searched by neighborhood.



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