Guns, knives, bear mace and more this week.
Blood Red Rose (January 25)
The Rose City Park neighborhood in Portland’s beleaguered east rose in the Aspiring Rapper Fantasy League rankings, standing now at 653 total offenses (see chart at bottom for qualifying incidents)
PORTLAND, Ore. — There were multiple victims in a shooting in Northeast Portland Thursday night, Portland police said.
The shooting happened near Northeast 66th Avenue and Broadway.
A large number police responded to the scene.
You can kiss the baby, bigot (January 29)
Another mentally ill white man is looking down the barrel of a bias crime conviction:
PORTLAND, Ore. — A man now faces bias crime and assault charges, accused of attacking a Safeway store employee and calling her a racial slur earlier this week.
The suspect, identified as George Richardson, was seen standing outside of a Safeway store on Northeast Broadway and yelling Wednesday. Authorities say he approached a Safeway employee who was on her break, a Black woman, and started screaming at her, unprovoked. According to the police report, he called her a racial slur multiple times, as well as other expletives, and punched her in the face.
The assault left the woman with a “ping-pong ball-sized lump on her forehead, just above her nose,” said police.
At one point, the suspect threw a bottle of wine at the front door, shattering the window, before leaving.
The victim was later able to identify the suspect in security video as the person who both assaulted her and damaged store property.
The security guard at Safeway’s Broadway location shared the suspect’s photo and information about the attack to neighboring stores. Later that same day, a security guard at a NW Lovejoy location later spotted Richardson and was able to flag police officers down to arrest him.
An affidavit from the Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney said, based on the police report, there was probable cause to charge Richardson with multiple counts of bias crime, assault, and criminal mischief.
No second date for this latin lover (Feb 23)
This arrestee likely knows his victim.
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — A Klamath Falls man faces kidnapping, rape and other charges after he allegedly kept a woman against her will for three days.
Court records show David Garcia, 32, is also accused of spraying the woman with bear mace and beating her over several days, from Thursday through Saturday, The Herald and News reported.
According to Klamath County District Attorney Eve Costello, once arrested Garcia tried repeatedly to contact the woman from the Klamath County Jail.
Garcia is charged with kidnapping, rape, sexual abuse, unlawful use of a weapon, coercion, strangulation, menacing and assault among other alleged crimes.
Father and Son (Feb 25)
Christopher Wilcox, 46, was found dead in his car from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in a rural area east of Springfield on Thursday, Springfield Police said.
Police identified the victim found dead Wednesday night as 17-year-old Spencer Wilcox, the son of Christopher Wilcox.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that Christopher and Spencer were involved in a verbal dispute when Christopher shot and killed Spencer with a handgun,” police said.
Fed Hex (February 25)
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man with a knife carjacked a FedEx truck in Vancouver and caused a traffic shutdown on the Interstate Bridge, police said.
The man showed a knife to the FedEx driver and took the truck near the 2200 block of Columbia House Boulevard, Vancouver police said.
The stolen truck was spotted and police took the suspect into custody on the I-5 bridge, police said. Traffic was shut down on I-5 while police arrested the man.
Bullet Train (February 25)
Antifa police abolitionists’ campaign to ban police from commuter trains is looking good!
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man was arrested after shots were fired Thursday afternoon at the Washington Park MAX Station, deputies said.
Transit Police officers were called to reports of a shooting at the station just before 4:30 p.m. Officers found signs of gunfire at the scene but no one was hurt, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office said.
Officers did, however, find a suspect. They arrested 41-year-old Russell Andrew Martinez on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon, disorderly conduct and interfering with public transportation.
TriMet MAX trains were briefly delayed. An investigation is underway.
Stabbing makes it a dozen for the year (February 20)
The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office determined the victim died from stab wounds and ruled the death a homicide.
The deceased has been identified as James Setty, 57.
This is the 12th homicide in Portland in 2021.
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A suspicious death investigation is underway in the Lloyd District neighborhood.
On Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 2:12a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of a medical check on a person down on the east end of the Broadway Bridge. When officers arrived they located a deceased person with suspicious injuries.