East Precinct Continues Stolen Vehicle Missions (Photo)

March 27, 2023 14:30


Portland Police East Precinct personnel continue to conduct Stolen Vehicle Operations (SVO) missions in deeply impacted neighborhoods.

On Sunday, March 19, 2023, the SVO team, which involves personnel from East Precinct, the Air Support Unit and the K9 Unit, conducted a 10-hour mission focused on two areas. The first was mainly in the Roseway and Madison South Neighborhoods, Northeast 72nd Avenue to I-205 between Northeast Sandy Boulevard and Northeast Halsey Street. The second half of the SVO was south of that area in the Lents, Mt. Scott-Arleta, and Brentwood Darlington Neighborhoods, Northeast 72 Avenue to I-205 between Southeast Foster Road and Southeast Clatsop Street.

Using data-driving policing methods, this team made 22 stops, resulting in finding 9 stolen vehicles. This proved to be the most successful stolen vehicle ratio the team has experienced; every 2 stops resulted in a stolen vehicle recovery. In addition:

-Every 3 stops resulted in an arrest
-Every 2 stops resulted in a warrant serviced
-Every 4 stops resulted in a vehicle eluding
-Every 7 stops resulted in a subject eluding on foot
-Every 3 stops resulted in a vehicle towed
-Every 3 stops resulted in a citation issued

Of the 22 stops:

-9 stolen vehicles
-7 arrests
-11 warrants serviced
-6 vehicles eluded
-3 suspects eluded on foot
-7 vehicles towed
-8 citations issued
-7 drivers contacted with no valid driving privilege
-3 vehicles contacted with no valid vehicle insurance

The SVO team’s data from its 18 Stolen Vehicle Operations conducted over the last several months includes:

-741 stops / encounters:
-131 stolen vehicles (1 in 6)
-207 custodies (1 in 4)
-250 warrants serviced (1 in 3)
-27 guns recovered (1 in 27)
-122 vehicles eluded (1 in 6)
-135 vehicles towed (1 in 5)
-147 citations issued (1 in 5)

For more on East Precinct’s innovative use of data to make fewer stops, resulting in better outcomes, visit: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/news/read.cfm?id=462764

Photo Description:
Guns found in one stolen vehicle

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