Portland Police Nab Downtown Snake

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The Portland Police Bureau successfully responded to yet another high-profile animal-related incident this morning, capturing a three-foot snake downtown following an anonymous tip.From the PPB:This morning, Thursday [May 31], 2012, at 8:50 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to the report of a found snake at Southwest 5th Avenue and Market Street. The caller reported ...   More
 
Thursday, May 31, 2012 by Corey Pein

Portland Police Advise iPhone Users Not To Stare, Zombielike, At Their Devices

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Portland police yesterday announced that they'd caught that most elusive brand of criminal, the smartphone thief. Three recent Apple-related robberies are being blamed on an unnamed 16-year-old from East Portland, and police say they expect to make more arrests.This should give Portland police bragging rights over their counterparts in Berkely, Calif., where 10 officers on overtime failed to locate ...   More
 
Friday, May 25, 2012 COREY PEIN

Today's Fluff Courtesy The Portland Police Bureau

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It's no tranquilized bear falling out of a tree, but this Mayberryesque report of a duck family rescue comes via the Portland Police Bureau's Facebook page. Gold star for correct usage of the word "badling": In the late afternoon hours of Monday May 14, 2012, two Portland Police officers responded to a call of some wayward ducks ambling along the median of the northbound McLoughlin viaduct, North ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 by Corey Pein

Occupiers Get Clever With May Day Flyers

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Occupy Portland activists have called for a general strike tomorrow, in honor of May Day.Portland Mayor Sam Adams this afternoon put out a press release saying he expects a "peaceful, family-friendly" May Day march by organized labor groups—but noted "the Portland Police Bureau are charged with keeping the peace."The bureau, for its own part, said in an April 22 release that "mildly aggressive" demonstrators ...   More
 
Monday, April 30, 2012 COREY PEIN

Police Encourage More Online Crime Reporting

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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

Valentine's Day in the Naked City: Couple Arrested After Sex Role-Playing in Grocery Parking Lot

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A Northeast Portland couple took sex-in-a-car to new places in celebration of Valentine’s Day, much to the annoyance—and alarm—of the Portland Police Bureau.At 12:35 p.m., workers at the New Seasons on North Interstate Avenue called the police because they were concerned about the blue Subaru Legacy leaving the parking lot. They saw a naked woman in the back, bound and with duct tape over her ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Dr. Know: To Protect and Serve... the Banks?

Why are Portland Police guarding private banks?


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The downtown Bank of America has had a uniformed Portland cop stationed on site for months. Can’t these banksters afford their own security guards? They already ripped off the taxpayers—now we   More
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 MARTY SMITH

Another View On Occupy Vs. The Police (Updated)

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With a press release about a planned "anti-police" protest tonight by Occupy Portland, the Portland Police Bureau probably did more to publicize the event than the Occupiers themselves.  "Police are concerned about tonight’s rally and march because the tone and content of available information is decidedly more hostile and escalating," the bureau release says, which the police sent out Monday. ...   More
 
Monday, February 6, 2012 by Corey Pein

Aaron Campbell Settlement Ranks High Among Portland Police Payouts

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Earlier today, Mayor Sam Adams' office announced that the city had reached a settlement with the family of Aaron Campbell, an unarmed 25-year-old who was shot in the back by ex-Portland Police Bureau Officer Ron Frashour on the night of Jan. 29, 2010.Adams extended his personal apology to "Campbell’s family, particularly to his mother, Marva Davis, and his four children. "Today’s settlement does ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 by Corey Pein

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