CRIME & SAFETY
Body of Missing 15-Year-Old Found in Willamette River, Portland
PORTLAND, Ore. – A tragic development has been reported in the case of a missing 15-year-old, Magdalene “Moon” Bryce, whose body was discovered in the Willamette River. The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) has identified the body as that of the missing teenager.
Gresham Police Seek Public's Help in Locating Hit-and-Run Suspect and Vehicle
Gresham Police are searching for a suspect and vehicle involved in a hit-and-run incident that critically injured a 72-year-old pedestrian. The collision happened at SE Stark Street and 192 Avenue, and the vehicle left the scene quickly. Despite immediate medical care, the victim is still critical at a local trauma hospital.
Motorcyclist killed in Thanksgiving crash on Marquam Bridge identified
PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland police Tuesday identified a motorcyclist killed in a crash on the Marquam Bridge on Thanksgiving. The crash happened at about 9:45 a.m. and forced the closure of the lower deck of the bridge, the southbound lanes of Interstate 5, for several hours. Brady Roy Wehage,...
Stolen Delivery Truck of Family Business Recovered with Some Holiday Merchandise
In a heartwarming turn of events, a family-owned business recovers their stolen delivery truck, along with some of the holiday cheer inside. The truck, vital to their operations, was found near Troutdale, bringing hope to the family amidst a challenging holiday season.
Man who attacked naked bike riders in Portland sentenced to prison
PORTLAND, Ore. — A man who attacked a group of cyclists during a naked bike ride in June was sentenced to three years in prison on Tuesday, according to the Multnomah County District Attorney's office. Nine cyclists were riding near Northwest 19th Avenue and Flanders Street on June 3...
Portland police searching for missing, endangered woman
PORTLAND Ore. (KPTV) - The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the publics help in finding a missing woman they believe to be in danger. Wilma Acosta, 28, was last seen leaving a bar near the corner of northwest Couch Street and northwest 3 avenue early Sunday morning. Her cell phone was tracked to the Japanese American Historical Plaza on the west end of the Willamette River, but Acosta was not found in the area.
Local Resident Luke Gentry Arrested for Stabbing Incident on NE Hogan Drive
Gresham Police have arrested a suspect related to a stabbing incident. The incident took place on November 22. Officers were called to NE Hogan Drive and NE 19th Street just before 4:00 pm. A victim with stab wounds was taken to a local hospital and remains in critical condition.
Security guard at health center in Northeast Portland hospitalized after attack
PORTLAND, Oregon — Police arrested a man suspected of attacking a security guard at a health center in Northeast Portland Monday morning. He is facing an attempted murder charge. Officers responded to a report of a stabbing around 11 a.m. at the Garlington Health Center near Northeast Martin Luther...
Portland homicide detail takes case of JoAnna Speaks, one in series of women found dead in Oregon, SW Washington
The case of JoAnna Speaks, one of at least five women who went missing under suspicious circumstances and turned up dead across the metro area earlier this year, has been transferred to the Portland
Deputies ID Portland man found dead on Larch Mountain; investigation remains open
Authorities haven’t yet ruled out foul play as they investigate how a Portland man ended up dead on Larch Mountain last month. A group of people chanced upon the body of Travis D. Jackson, 43, while out picking mushrooms in a secluded area just past mile marker 5 on Larch Mountain Road on Oct. 15.
Portland Police make dozens of arrests in recent human trafficking missions
PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland Police officers made dozens of arrests in six human trafficking missions since late September, saying some neighborhood groups and businesses are reporting fewer crimes and “reduced fear” of criminal activity. PPB said the missions target human trafficking and the purchasing of sex they...
Victims' families offer reward as Portland police investigate second possible serial killing
A homicide case out of Clark County possibly linked to a local serial killer has been transferred to the jurisdiction of the Portland Police Bureau. Joanna K. Speaks, 32, is one of five young women whose bodies were found within three months earlier this year in the greater Portland area. Investigators previously announced that the other four have been linked to a single person of interest. Speaks’ case now has been transferred to a law enforcement agency investigating one of the other cases. ...
Mother IDs son, 50, fatally shot on SE Portland porch; ‘He was my baby’
A Centennial neighborhood woman identified her 50-year-old son, James “Jamie” Mack, as the person fatally shot Saturday night on their front porch in Southeast Portland. Alice Nimz, 73, said she was inside her home off Southeast 154th Avenue and Powell Boulevard when she heard her son arguing with another man outside shortly after 10 p.m. Worried the men’s voices would disturb neighbors, Nimz said she opened her front door and grabbed her son’s arm to pull him inside.
Police Reportedly Investigating Josh Giddey Incident
Late last week, disturbing allegations emerged on social media involving Oklahoma City guard Josh Giddey. Anonymous accounts began suggesting that Giddey, 21, a native of Australia, had engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a California-based minor. The NBA reportedly launched an ...
'These things cannot be taken back': Man who fatally shot Hazelwood father in 2022 sentenced to 20 years
MULTNOMAH COUNTY, Ore. — A man arrested by Portland police in 2022 for fatally shooting another man in the Hazelwood neighborhood has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, according to the Multnomah County District Attorney's office. On Nov. 13, 2022, around 1:30 a.m., Portland police responded to a...
‘We need to do better’: Man gets 20-year prison sentence for murder outside SE Portland apartment
A year after Brian W. Logan was shot outside a Southeast Portland apartment complex, the man guilty of his murder was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday.
Motorcyclist dies after traveling at ‘excessive speeds’: Police
A motorcyclist died on Friday after crashing into the backside of a Ford Escort, the Vancouver Police Department announced Monday.
Firefighters Battle Blaze that Engulfs Two Homes and Garage in Southeast Portland
• Two homes and at least one detached garage caught fire in Southeast Portland. • The fire started around 8:30 p.m. and firefighters had it under control within 20 minutes.
Portland Behavioral Health Clinic Temporarily Shut Down Following Security Officer Stabbing Incident
Discover the shocking events that led to the temporary closure of a Northeast Portland Behavioral Health Clinic. A security officer was stabbed on the premises, leading to an arrest and court proceedings. Find out when the clinic plans to reopen.
Police seek suspect in Hogan Road shooting
The Gresham Police Department is seeking information and witnesses to a shooting that took place Sunday night, Nov. 26, in the 800 block of Northeast Hogan Road. Officers responded to a 911 call from a person who had heard gunfire and was flagged down by a victim with a gunshot wound around 10:45 p.m. When officers arrived, they assisted that victim by applying a tourniquet. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital and is expected to fully recover. If you have information about the shooting, call the Gresham Police Tip Line at 503-618-2719, or submit a tip with Crimestoppers of Oregon at crimestoppersoforegon.com.