'High Risk' traffic stop closes Foster Road
With S.E. Foster Road now pared down to two traffic lanes, when members of the Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team (GET) stopped a vehicle between S.E. 69th and 70th avenues at 4:40 p.m. on January 22, the action closed off all westbound traffic.
Many police units responded when officers stopped a white Chevy Tahoe SUV, approaching from both east and west, and blocking it off with a police technique called a "high risk" stop.
Within minutes, officers had pulled the SUV to the curb on the westbound lane of Foster Road, and there had taken a man and woman into custody.
"We've been keeping our eyes on the SUV, tracking its movements for a while now; at this point, we're speaking with the occupants of the vehicle," a GET officer told THE BEE.
Because the stop was in conjunction with a "gang related" ongoing investigation, the officer declined to provide further details, including whether or not there had been an arrest. Eventually Foster reopened to traffic.