Incessant gun violence continues in outer East Portland

From shootings to stolen motorcycles, guns played a role in four crime-related incidents this week in the Centennial, Lents, Powellhurst-Gilbert and Madison South neighborhoods.

Law officials are being called to the outskirts of East Portland to investigate gun violence and criminals with guns.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton

People with guns have been implicated in a variety of criminal incidents this week – from shootings to motorcycle theft.

October 17th
Gunshot wounds woman, in Centennial

On the outer SE Division Street, officials are investigating an argument that turned violent and wounded a woman.

On the eastern edge of the city, officers from the East Precinct of the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) were heard on a report of “shots fired” at 12:29 pm on Saturday, October 17, south of Division Street on SE 167th Avenue. cleverly.

“The officers located an adult woman with a gunshot wound on her arm,” said Sergeant Kevin Allen, PPB’s public information officer.

Paramedics prepare to rush to the hospital a woman who has been injured by at least one gunshot.

Officers used a tourniquet to slow the bleeding before paramedics arrived; The victim was then taken to a local hospital. “Your injury has been classified as non-life threatening,” said Allen.

Officers learned that an argument between people they knew led to the shooting. “The suspect left the area before the police arrived and no arrests have been made,” Allen said.

Anyone with information about this shootout is asked to call Attack Detective Michael Jones at 503 823-0400 or [email protected] and provide the reference case # 20-314952.

October 18
In Centennial, bullets barely miss the young girl in the car

The officers investigated a passing car-to-car shooting.

As they were driving down SE 162nd Avenue near Haig Street just after midnight on Sunday, October 18, the driver of a car informed officers that someone had shot at the car he, his girlfriend and the The woman’s 6 year old daughter was ridden in the Centennial neighborhood.

Dropped off at 12:14 p.m., East Precinct officers located the vehicle – and in fact it had “gunfire-related damage,” as Sergeant Allen put it. “The driver told the officers that the suspicious vehicle then drove past his vehicle and fired from the front. When the victim turned to escape, the suspects fired at the side of the vehicle. “

Police officers are looking for the person who shot this car. PPB provided pictures

While the victim’s car was hit at least five times and one of the bullets was stuck right behind the little girl on the seat, neither she nor the adults were injured.

“No suspicious information is currently being released,” Allen said.

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact PPB Assault Detectives at 503-823-0400 or [email protected] # 20-315551.

October 19th
“Vehicle sales” leads to drug and weapon Lent

Officials investigate a man who is believed by a citizen to be a drug dealer on SE Powell Boulevard and seek cover after learning that he has well over a few bags of pot.

Not all police incidents happen at night. It happened just after noon on October 19, when a vigilant neighbor alerted PPB East Precinct officials that there were strange “stops” in a vehicle on SE Powell Boulevard in the area separating Lents and Powellhurst-Gilbert. did.

During the 1:03 p.m. dispatch, officers were told that a caller from the 9-1-1 center reported that an occupant of the vehicle had had several conversations with pedestrians and that these were drug deals.

“When the officers arrived, they located the suspicious vehicle and watched a subject quickly walk away from the vehicle. Then another male subject slipped into the driver’s seat, ”reported Melissa Newhard, PPB’s Public Information Officer.

In this “rolling pharmacy” officers will find two 9 mm pistols, a Glock 9 × 9 and an SCCY firearm CPX-2 as well as cash, heroin and methamphetamine.. PPB provided pictures

The man who casually tried to leave the area was brought back to the vehicle. “Officers learned that he was a criminal who owned a firearm,” informed Newhard.

The officers removed two 9mm handguns from the vehicle, 41.8 grams of heroin, 7.9 grams of methamphetamine and many alleged stolen items such as cell phones, tablets, power tools and expensive clothing.

“More than $ 6,500 in cash was found in both the subject and the vehicle,” noted Newhard.

Brandon Thompson, 28, has faced six criminal offenses.

The officers arrested 28-year-old Brandon Chase Thompson and he was admitted to Multnomah County Detention Center at 2:54 p.m. that same afternoon for two charges of delivery of a controlled substance and two charges of possession of a controlled substance, theft 1 , two charges of a criminal in possession of a firearm, possession of a loaded firearm, and two charges of delivery of a controlled substance near a school.

Upon his indictment, Thompson learned that a friendly judge dropped several of the charges – including peddling drugs near a school when one had been nearby – but he would still face gun, drug, and theft allegations be. Thompson remains in custody at MCDC in lieu of $ 135,000 combined bail.

October 21
Rider of a stolen bicycle waves gun at officers in Madison South

Police conducted a “traffic disruption” on a stolen motorcycle that nearly resulted in a shooting.

What began as an attempted “traffic stop” by a motorcyclist at 9:11 pm on October 21, became unexpectedly dangerous for the officers.

What caught the attention of North Precinct officials was a car that had closely followed a motorcycle on NE Fremont Street. Both vehicles slowed near 90th Avenue as officers approached the motorcyclist.

“The motorcyclist then came across a nearby residence,” said Newhard, PPB’s public information officer. “Shortly after entering the residence, the driver of the motorcycle came back from the house and approached the car that had followed him.

“The driver of the motorcycle then got into the vehicle that had followed him and pointed a gun at officers,” Newhard described. “Then he ordered the driver to get from the driver’s seat to the front passenger seat before escaping from the traffic stop in the car.”

Officials say they are looking for a Mitsubishi Lancer similar to this one (The picture is Not of the actual car). WIKI Commons image

The motorcycle that the man had left behind turned out to be stolen, Newhard announced.

Anyone who sees a white Mitsubishi Lancer with Washington license plate BNV0608 is asked to call 9-1-1.

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