Gunshot leads to arrests near SE Division Street
Neighbors were awakened by the sound of a single gunshot in the predawn darkness of Wednesday morning, January 31, at 4:27 a.m. – and called the 9-1-1 Center, bringing East Precinct officers to the area of S.E. 67th Avenue near Division Street.
"Shortly after hearing the gunfire, officers observed a green Honda Civic with three occupants driving out of the area, and based on preliminary information, officers believed those in the Honda were associated with the gunshot," Portland Police spokesman later told THE BEE.
Officers followed, and after calling for other officers to provide cover, they turned on their patrol vehicle's emergency lights, signaling the Honda's driver to pull over.
"When the vehicle stopped, an occupant ran from the vehicle into a yard, and briefly hid in a doorway and behind some bushes, before being captured," Burley said.
The other two occupants were arrested without incident. "However, when officers searched the area, they located and seized a handgun near the bushes where one of the suspects had hidden," Burley revealed. Apparently the bullet did not strike anyone or anything.26-year-old Jason Michael Linfoot was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center (MCDC) at 8:04 a.m. that morning on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Discharge of a Firearm in the City, Possession of Heroin, and a warrant. At his arraignment, the judge dropped all charges except for Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and set bail at $5,000; but he remains in custody at Inverness Jail on a "County Hold".
28-year-old Clarke Belgrade was lodged at MCDC at 8:09 a.m. that morning on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Reckless Driving, and a post-prison violation for a previous conviction of Criminal Mischief in the First Degree. At his arraignment, the judge dropped all charges except for a charge of Post-Prison Violation, and he is being held without bail at Inverness Jail.
Booked into MCDC that morning at 8:11 a.m. was 27-year-old Kaitlin T. Thompson for a post-prison violation for a previous conviction of Possession of Dangerous Drugs and a warrant for Failure to Appear on a Theft in the Second Degree charge. At her arraignment, the judge chose to release her "on her own recognizance".