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11/19/2012 Portland Police Officer Injured by Falling Tree on Hayden Island

Today, a 19-year-veteran Portland Police Officer was seriously injured by a falling tree on Hayden Island.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS59509
11/18/2012 Portland Police Arrest Burglary Suspect Who Drops Knife During Fight With Officers

On Sunday November 18, 2012, at 12:39 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct responded to the report of a burglary alarm at Frohnmayer Dental, located at 5228 North Lombard Street. Officers arrived and saw a man, later identified as 30-year-old Thomas Berry, hiding in the shrubbery next to the building. Officers contacted Berry who immediately became uncooperative and attempted to punch and officer in the face.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS59455
11/17/2012 UPDATE: Portland Police Seek Public's Help Locating Missing, Possibly Endangered Woman

Angie Swartout has been safely located in Northeast Portland and transported to a Portland hospital to be checked for hypothermia. A U.S. Postal Service letter carrier found her asleep on the front porch of a residence in the 1000 block of Northeast Stafford Street this morning. At this point it does not appear that she was injured or assaulted overnight and has no idea who the man was that gave her a ride. The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind people that accepting rides from strangers is discouraged and that community members should only accept transportation from someone they know or legitimate taxi services. ###PPB### ###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW### The Portland Police Bureau Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help locating a missing, possibly endangered woman who was last seen early this morning in Northeast Portland. 25-year-old Angelica May (Angie) Swartout and her friend accepted a ride from an African American male driving a newer silver Prius or similar vehicle from Northwest 12th Avenue and Everett Street at approximately 3:30 a.m., after leaving a Downtown Portland bar. At approximately 4:00 a.m., in the area of Northeast 14th Avenue and Skidmore Street, the friend got out of the car to check street signs as she was disoriented on directions to Swartout's residence after the driver had driven around the block several times.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS59442
11/16/2012 UPDATE: Robbery Suspect Choked by Fat Cobra Employee - Portland Police Investigating

Portland Police Robbery Detectives have booked 56-year-old General Bell into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Robbery in the Second Degree. Investigators learned that Bell entered Fat Cobra and simulated a weapon as he demanded money before the employee choked him into submission. Bell suffered no injuries as a result of the choke. Bell will be arraigned on Monday in Multnomah County Court. ###PPB### ###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW### This morning, Friday November 16, 2012, at 6:49 a.m., Portland Police officers responded to a robbery alarm at Fat Cobra Video, located at 5940 North Interstate Avenue. As officers were enroute, they received additional information from the owner, who spoke to the employee, that the employee had a robbery suspect in custody.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS59411
11/16/2012 Zupan's and Sunshine Provide Thanksgiving Meals

This is being sent on behalf of the Portland Police Sunshine Division: ZUPAN'S MARKETS PROVIDES SOLE FUNDING FOR SUNSHINE DIVISION THANKSGIVING MEAL PROGRAM FOR FOURTH YEAR Twenty employees and volunteers pack and distribute 320 holiday meal boxes to feed more than 2,500 Portlanders in need; donation funded through The Taste of Zupan's ticket sales WHO: Zupan's Markets and Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division. WHAT: Twenty Zupan's employees and Sunshine Division volunteers and staff packing and distributing 320 Thanksgiving boxes for needy Portland families. This donation was funded by ticket sales from the Taste of Zupan's, which took place on Nov.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS59423
11/16/2012 Portland Police Warning Businesses of Security Scam - Seeking Information on Additional Victims

News Releases FLASHNEWS59421
11/15/2012 Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing at Robert Gray Middle School in Southwest Portland - No Injuries

News Releases FLASHNEWS59384
11/15/2012 Portland Police Investigating an Armed Robbery in Northeast Portland's Sumner Neighborhood

This evening, Thursday November 15, 2012, at 6:37 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct responded to the report of an armed robbery to a pedestrian in the parking lot of Stan's Market, located at 5020 Northeast 82nd Avenue. Officers arrived and spoke to the victim who told police that two men approached her and demanded money. The suspect is described as an African American male, 40-50 years old, 6'3" tall, thin build, black hair, wearing a dark stocking cap, dark jacket and dark pants.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS59409
11/15/2012 UPDATE: Portland Police Investigating Incident of Vehicle Stuck on MAX Tracks in North Portland's Kenton Neighborhood

Portland Police have cited the driver in today's incident where a vehicle got stuck on the MAX tracks in North Portland. 31-year-old June Brogdon was cited for Reckless Driving and Driving Uninsured.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS59392
11/15/2012 Chief Restructures Public Information Office

Portland Police Chief Michael Reese has appointed Lieutenant Mike Marshman to the position of Alternate Public Information Officer/Adjutant to the Chief.*-..
News Releases FLASHNEWS59390
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