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One of the largest apartment complexes in Southeast is home to many stories -- some of which draw the police

DAVID F. ASHTON - Near apartment buildings just north of S.E. Steele Street in the Reed neighborhood, a Central Precinct sergeant and officers remain vigilant during the hunt for a suspect.   A large police presence appeared in and near the large Wimbledon Apartments complex in the Reed neighborhood, north of Reed College, on Tuesday afternoon, June 7.

Eleven Portland Police Bureau (PPB) Central Precinct officers gathered in the area at 3:57 p.m. Five units were posted along S.E. Steele Street, between 28th and 30th Avenues. One police cruiser was inside the parking lot on the Southeast 30th Avenue side of the complex. Even more officers were on S.E. Colt Drive, just east of 28th Avenue.

Several individuals were talking with officers in the parking area along Colt Drive.

"This was a domestic violence call," reported Portland Police spokesperson Lt. Nathan Sheppard. "A man was arrested for assaulting a woman. The Portland Police Bureau takes domestic related assaults especially seriously, due to the lethality of such actions towards Domestic Violence victims.

"In these cases, we don't provide specific details, in order to protect the identity of the victim," Lt. Sheppard added. After the arrest was made, the sizeable police presence slowly dissipated.


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