UPDATE: Gun Task Force Serving a Search Warrant in Southeast Portland

UPDATE: Gun Task Force Serving a Search Warrant in Southeast Portland

December 11, 2012 15:25


The Portland Police Bureau's Gun Task Force has arrested 34-year-old Joseph Daniel Charlton on multiple charges in connection with his 11-year-old son possessing a firearm during an armed robbery on Saturday afternoon.

The Gun Task Force served a search warrant at the Charlton residence and vehicles today at 10:00 a.m. No additional firearms were recovered during the search.

Oregon Department of Human Services took a 4-year-old girl into protective custody at the residence and later took a 9-year-old boy and the 11-year-old robbery suspect into protective custody at different locations. All three are siblings.

Multnomah County Animal Control took custody of a dog and a cat from the residence.

This case, including the robbery, is still under investigation.

Charlton, a convicted felon, was charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, and Endangering a Child by Allowing Access to a Firearm (City Code).

Charlton was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned on Wednesday December 12, 2012.

The Portland Police Bureau Gun Task Force is continuing to actively gun crimes in the City of Portland. Anyone with information about illegal gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau.

If you see an illegal gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.



The Portland Police Bureau's Gun Task Force is serving a search warrant at 16111 Southeast Alder Street in connection with Saturday's armed robbery involving the 11 and 7-year-old boys at Southeast 160th Avenue and Alder Street.

One adult male is in custody at this time.

PIO is enroute and interested media can meet just west of 162nd on Alder Street.


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