Portland police investigate three gun crimes in two days
Portland police are investigating three gun-related crimes over the past two days.
The most recent investigation began at 10:37 a.m. Friday, Dec. 4, when a Central Precinct officer observed a stolen vehicle parked and occupied in the 300 block of Southeast Ash Street.
The officer requested that additional officers respond to the location to help contact the occupant of the vehicle. Once the additional officers arrived, the occupant was contacted and safely taken into custody.
As the investigation continued, the officers seized a semi-automatic handgun, two pellet guns, 548.9 grams of heroin, seven grams of methamphetamine, and $3,665 in cash from the vehicle.
Dale Alan Barton, 63, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on Unlawful Delivery of Heroin, Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle.
Before that, at approximately 7:34 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, East Precinct officers responded to the 12800 block of Southeast Ramona Street on reports of a shooting. When officers arrived at the scene, they learned that a victim had been shot at by a suspect who had exited a white van. The victim was uninjured.
A description of the van was broadcasted and responding officers located a vehicle matching the description in the 13600 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard. Officers conducted a traffic stop on the van, and the suspect who was inside the van, was arrested.
Sirdeontay W. Ware, 18, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on Attempted Assault I, and Attempted Unlawful Use of a Weapon.
And earlier, At 3:06 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, Central Precinct officers responded to the 1800 block of Northwest Vaughn Street on reports of gunshots heard to the north of the location near the railroad tracks.
When the officers arrived, they spoke with the suspect and learned he had fired shots with a stolen handgun near a houseless community. No one was hit by the gunfire.
Brendan Albert Carranza, 28, was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on six counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, six counts of Reckless Endangering, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, six counts of Discharging a Firearm in City Limits, and Theft I.
You count on us to stay informed and we depend on you to fund our efforts. Quality local journalism takes time and money. Please support us to protect the future of community journalism.