Narc Cat Steals Legal Weed and Gives It to Cops

Hey America's Worst Cat: Stop snitchin.


Cats don't love you, that is a known fact. Purring? It's a goddamn trick. They are using you for food. But few cats are as terrible as the Worst Cat in America, Oregon's own "Kleptokitty," the thieving monster cat of Gladstone that steals toys from children and also legal weed. New York Daily News reports that Kleptokitty has a long history of taking things that don't belong to him, including ...   More
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 LIZZY ACKER

Northwest Crime Chronicler Ann Rule Dies

She wrote books on Ted Bundy and Diane Downs


Famed true-crime writer Ann Rule, who investigated some of Oregon’s most notorious killings, died Sunday in Seattle, her family says. She was 83. Rule wrote more than 30 New York Times best-sellers—many investigating crimes in the Pacific Northwest. In her early years of criminal investigation, Rule worked at a Seattle crisis help line alongside serial killer Ted Bundy, who later confessed ...   More
Monday, July 27, 2015 EMILY VOLPERT

Hotseat: Erika Preuitt

Gang shootings are way up. The woman charged with getting gang members to give up crime says she wants to know why.

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May was a bad month in the anti-street gang business. Suspected gang members opened fire at least 25 five times last month, the most in a single month since Portland police started keeping tra   More
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 EMILY VOLPERT

City-Ruining Hipsters Strike Again, Rob Bank


At 3:17 pm on August 31, reportedly, a hipster robbed a bank. "That was the description given by witnesses," says Portland Police Sgt. Pete Simpson. "It's definitely open to interpretation."  The employees of Albina Community Bank at 5636 Northeast Sandy Boulevard also described the unarmed assailant as "a male white or Asian in his early 30s, 5'7" tall, thin build, dark hair, black cap, ...   More
Saturday, September 1, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Police Encourage More Online Crime Reporting


The Portland Police Bureau has expanded the types of crimes for which it encourages citizens to file their own reports online. In a recent press release, the bureau announced it was adding shoplifting—including quickie-mart "beer runs"—and "suspicious activity" to the types of crimes that can be reported using an online crime reporting tool launched in early 2010.The company that markets the tool, ...   More
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 by Corey Pein

Portland Crime Charts Of The Day Show Shifts In Gun Crime


A Portland Police Bureau report prepared this week for the Multnomah County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council illustrates the migration of gun and gang crime over the past decade and a half. The maps below, for some reason marked "do not disseminate," are reproduced from the report, which was posted online.Gang violence is in the news again after a wave of recent shootings, including the arrest ...   More
Friday, January 13, 2012 COREY PEIN

Do Trees Reduce Crime?

Can trees fight crime in Portland? A new study from the Pacific Northwest Research Station in the US Forest Service shows some might. But before you get out your seeds and watering can, make sure you know what kind of trees to plant. The study, the first of its kind in Oregon, found that large trees on a front lawn were associated with an decrease in both property and violent crimes, while numerous ...   More
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 Jacob Pierce


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