Three major criminal incidents in one night in Southeast
On Monday, April 9, at 10:59 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to multiple reports of a man firing a rifle at a home in the 4400 block of S.E. 99th Avenue.
Neighbors provided officers with a description of the suspect, his last known location, and described his gun as a semi-automatic rifle. While speaking with witnesses, officers could hear what they believed to be possible gunfire.
During a neighborhood search with a canine team, the suspect was located near S.E.100th Avenue and Boise Street. The suspect fought with a police canine and officers as he was taken into custody. The police dog was injured during the incident and was transported for treatment to an area veterinary hospital for what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.
After the suspect was taken into custody, officers canvassed the area and located, and seized as evidence, a large knife and a firearm in the 4200 block of S.E. 100th Avenue. Upon inspection of the rifle, officers determined it to be a realistic-looking air rifle.
During the investigation, officers contacted a victim who stated he had been shot by the suspect as the suspect fired multiple rounds at two people. The victim was treated for his injuries at the scene, and did not require transport to an area hospital. The second victim was not struck by projectiles from the air rifle.
The suspect has been identified as 31-year-old Adalid Flores Pelayo. Pelayo was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Second Degree, Menacing, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, and Reckless Endangering. Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Portland Police Bureau's non-emergency line at 503/823-3333.
Exactly three hours later, on Tuesday, April 10, at 1:59 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Plaid Pantry, at 16226 S.E. Division Street.
Officers learned that two suspects had entered the convenience store and demanded money, as one of the two brandished a handgun. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash and other items; the suspects left the location without incident.
Responding officers searched the neighborhood, but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description. One of the suspects was described as a black male in his 20s, five feet eight inches tall, with a thin build; the second suspect was described as a black male in his 20s, five feet nine inches tall, with a thin build, armed with a handgun.
Then, nearly three hours after that, at 4:45 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of another robbery – this one at the Subway Restaurant, at 2411 S.E. 122nd Avenue. Two suspects had walked in and demanded money, while one of the two brandished a handgun. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspects left the location without further incident. An area search did not turn up the suspects this time either.
One of the suspects was described a tall black or Hispanic male; The second suspect was described as a short black or Hispanic male, armed with a handgun.
Anyone with information about either of these similar holdups is asked to contact Robbery Detail detectives at 503/823-0405.