Officers arrest juveniles for armed robberies after chase, search in NE Portland
PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) - Multiple juveniles were arrested for armed robberies after a standoff in northeast Portland early Sunday morning, according to the Portland Police Bureau.
PPB said at about 1:45 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to multiple pedestrians robbed at gunpoint in the 5200 block of Northeast Alberta Street. The suspects drove away, but officers spotted a vehicle matching the description and attempted to stop it.
The driver did not stop and a chase began. Officers attempted to use a PIT maneuver to stop the vehicle. Just before 2 a.m., the vehicle stopped at Northeast 78th Avenue and Northeast Fremont Street. Several people got out and ran.
Officers set up an eight-block perimeter. The Special Emergency Response Team and Crisis Negotiation Team were called in. Officers arrested multiple juveniles inside the perimeter.
People FOX 12 spoke with in northeast Portland said their neighborhood is usually pretty quiet.
“We think of it as a very safe neighborhood,” Michael Raynor said.
But residents in this area said they aren’t completely surprised to hear about the robberies that happened overnight.
“Stuff is happening all over Portland,” neighbor Angela Chase said. “Everywhere actually.”
Raynor said he has noticed more events like this too.
“Having heard gun shots a few times in the last few years, it is sort of a game changer,” Raynor said.
He said this won’t stop him from enjoying his neighborhood.
“I think these are just outlying events,” Raynor said. “It doesn’t freak us out where we chose to live.”
Police said there were no injuries reported. The neighborhood search was completed just before 6 a.m.
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