Extremely Busy Nighttime Strains Resources

April 30, 2022 08:02

An extraordinarily eventful evening strained the resources of the Portland Police Department overnight. The following is a brief summary of events and is not a complete listing of all calls during this time period. All information is preliminary and subject to change as further investigation is carried out.

On Friday, April 29, 2022 at 5:01 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of a stolen van located near Southeast 20th Avenue and Southeast Division Street. The driver of the van ultimately crashed southeast of Ash Street and southeast of 26th Avenue, striking two pedestrians, one with fatal injuries. Several suspects fled into the neighborhood, prompting multiple officers to respond and set up a perimeter to search for them. See the associated press release: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/news/read.cfm?id=412291(22-113627)

At 6:54 p.m., North and East Precinct officers responded to a report of a group throwing objects from the Northeast Glisan Street overpass on Interstate 205, and that a shot was fired . Portland police were monitoring a protest “convoy” moving through Portland and counter-protesters who confronted them. Officers determined that the gunshot call was likely related. They recovered evidence of a gunshot, but no known casualties. Multiple officers were called in as a group of approximately 15 people were shouting and harassing the officers as they conducted the investigation. No immediate arrests were made, but the investigation is continuing. (22-113690)

At 7:48 p.m., Central Precinct officers were notified that Oregon State Police (OSP) were pursuing a stolen ambulance in Portland. Several calls were received about the ambulance driver driving recklessly, including driving on curbs and going the wrong way on some one-way streets. OSP then stopped the vehicle outside of Portland and arrested the suspect. PPB officers assisted by searching for any potential hit-and-run victims. See related OSP press release: http://www.flashalert.net/news.html?id=1002(22-113738).

At 11:59 p.m., East End officers responded to a report of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle southeast of 82nd Avenue and Southeast Henderson Street. Upon arrival, they spotted a seriously injured adult male. The driver who hit him left the scene and was not immediately located. The victim was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. Officers have conducted an initial investigation and the Traffic Investigations Unit will follow up. If anyone has any information about this accident and the vehicle and/or driver involved, please contact [email protected], Attn: Traffic Investigations Unit and reference case number 22- 113910, or call (503) 823-2103.

On Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 12:37 a.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to the 7200 block of Southeast Woodstock Boulevard following a report that someone had been shot in or near a convenience store. When officers arrived, they discovered that it was actually two victims. Officers applied a tourniquet to stem a victim’s bleeding. Both victims were transported by ambulance to hospitals. Their injuries are not life-threatening. No arrests have been made and no suspicious information has been released at this time. (22-113943)

At 1:17 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 00 block of Southeast 127th Avenue. One victim was located and transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No arrests, no suspicious information is published at this time. (22-113966)

At 2:06 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 14100 block of Southeast Woodward Street following a report of two people being shot. See related press release: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/news/read.cfm?id=412292(22-113989)

At 2:18 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of a shooting at a bar in the 3200 block of Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard. They located a victim at the scene who was taken to hospital by ambulance. Shortly after, another possible victim arrived at the hospital in a private vehicle, although it is unclear if he was connected to this shooting. A third man was injured by possible shrapnel and arrived at the hospital in a private vehicle. All of the victims were adult males and their injuries are considered not to be life-threatening. No arrests have been made immediately and no suspicious information has been released at this time. The Enhanced Community Safety Team responded and is investigating. (22-113992)

At 6:10 a.m., North Ward officers responded to an accident on Northwest St. Helens Road, just south of the St. Johns Bridge. One person was killed in the crash, which also knocked down power lines. The major crash team has responded and is investigating. See related press release: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/news/read.cfm?id=412293(22-114077)

Due to the extremely heavy call load and series of significant events, all three precincts were placed on high priority (life safety) calls only at various times throughout most of the night. The Portland Police Department is aware that many lower priority calls have gone unanswered, and we appreciate the patience of the community as we process the calls. Some reports can be made on our website at https://www.portland.gov/police/police-report-online-submission.

If anyone has information about any of these incidents and has not yet spoken to police, they are asked to email [email protected] and include the case number applies.

ECST investigators consider all shootings targeting members of the Portland community to be attempted murder. Eyewitnesses or video evidence is crucial to solving these cases and these crime victims need people to provide information. If anyone has information about a shooting case, please contact [email protected], or tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Anyone wishing to submit a secure and anonymous tip regarding an unsolved crime should visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com or visit the App Store and download P3 Tips for your smartphone or tablet.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is 100% funded by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, or to view other unsolved cases, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

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