We have received some good news along with some bad news.
The good news is that the Brooklyn Neighborhood has seen a “slacking off” in the number of reports dealing with the punctures. The bad news is that it continues to happen although at a much lower frequency.
Do not forget to report if it happens to you and also report any suspicious activity to 911.
The following is the latest report from Officer John Fulitano / Crime annalist.
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We have received the following information from a crime data specialist at the Portland Police ….
I spent two hours today going through the Brooklyn neighborhood where the tire punctures have been occurring. There were several new cases we found as we canvases the area. So you know the tire punctures continue. Encourage your neighbors to report and be as specific as possible about what time it happened. Another help is watch for people walking or riding a bike/skateboard down the middle of the street after midnight and up to sunrise. If they pause or stop at the front tire on the street side, that would be suspicious. Most people do not walk in the middle of the street. Most bike commuters do not stop when commuting and wear appropriate lighting. Unlikely to be a local transient(s) because the area of these cases extends well beyond I-84.
There has been several repeat tire punctures. Tell people that if you were a victim once, you have a much higher probability to be a victim again.
We are working the cases and understand the stress this puts on an individual and family to pay for the damage.
Here are some recent stats as of Sept 7th.
Because of the entry time into our database, I do not have a complete week after the 7th. I will shortly.
Station Wagons are primarily from the Subaru all wheel drive or 4 wheel drive family.
Remember: If it was not reported it will not show up in the police data
Crime stoppers has listed this as a Featured Crime and is offering $1000.00 for information leading to an arrest in this case
If you ever came out in the morning to this scene, you know how frustrating it could be.
TV Channel 6 News had an article in their evening news on Thursday 9/5 about the occurrences of this in the Portland area. Unfortunately the report was based on incomplete information.
With all the incidents happening in Brooklyn, a request was made to the Portland Police Dept to supply us with some related crime data. The crime analyst developed a map showing the areas where the crimes had occurred. The map used for the news program showed no crimes in Brooklyn. Further queries showed Brooklyn with a concentration of occurrences as follows.
Brooklyn neighborhood incidents are concentrated in a small area covering 12th from Holgate to Cora and then 9th from Cora to Rhone. Then there are several on 10th and 11th from Center to Rhone. On 8th there are 2 near Franklin. The following link to the crime statistic map shows the major concentrations.
Map of Tire Punctures through Aug 30
Keep in mind that this information is only for incidents reported to PPD. If it happened to you or a neighbor make sure it is reported. Reports can be made on line at: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/cor/
This problem has not ended as there was a report of an RV flat tire on 9th Ave this week.
Crime Stoppers is offering a $1000 reward for information leading to an arrest in this case or any other crime.
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