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July 10, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Portland police arrest man accused of kicking police horse

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Police in Portland say they have arrested a 29-year-old man accused of running up to a police horse, uttering a “karate-like battle cry” and delivering what a spokesman calls “a jumping, double kick” to the horse’s right thigh. Police say the horse named Olin was unfazed and unhurt Wednesday. A police spokesman…

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June 12, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Portland officer fatally shoots crowbar-wielding man

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Portland police say an officer investigating an assault on a bike and pedestrian path shot and killed a man who came at another officer with a crowbar. KGW-TV reports that officers were called Thursday morning to the Springwater Corridor Trail in southeast Portland on an assault case. The police spokesman, Sgt. Pete Simpson, says…

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June 9, 2014 at 10:58 AM

Portland man drowned after train hit him on bridge

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Portland police say an autopsy shows an 18-year-old man drowned after a train knocked him into the Willamette River. The police said Monday it remains unknown why he was walking on the bridge about 11 p.m. Friday. He was identified as Taishawn Nathaniel Millage. The bridge is south of the St. Johns Bridge.

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March 11, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Portland couple attacked by cat say they’ll get it help

The Associated Press PORTLAND — The Oregon owners of a 22-pound house cat who trapped them in their bedroom after attacking their baby say they’re not giving up on their pet and are getting it medical attention and therapy. Two days after police arrived to subdue the 4-year-old Himalayan cat, owner Lee Palmer of Portland says he’s taking…

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March 10, 2014 at 4:31 PM

Vicious pet cat traps Portland couple, who call 911

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Police had to be called in to subdue a 22-pound house cat that trapped its owners inside their bedroom after attacking their baby. The baby was not injured in the Sunday incident. Sgt. Pete Simpson, a Portland Police Bureau spokesman, said officers responded to a 911 call that evening from a couple who…

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November 25, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Portland tire-slashing toll: 500 vehicles, $250K

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Portland police say they’re stumped by a six-month spree of tire slashing and other vandalism that has damaged more than 500 vehicles. Damage is estimated at up to $250,000. The Oregonian reports that mostly, the damage is to tires, punctured by something like a tiny icepick. At first, many owners thought they had…

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October 16, 2013 at 5:46 PM

Portland chief fires officer who shot man in 2011

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Portland Police Chief Mike Reese has fired an officer who critically wounded a man with a shotgun he mistakenly thought was loaded with beanbag rounds. The Police Bureau said in a statement that Office Dane Reister was notified of his dismissal on Tuesday. Reister shot William Monroe in June 2011. Police had been…

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