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Flat tires in Brooklyn

If you ever came out in the morning to this scene,  you know how frustrating it could be.

Flat tire
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.

Support our neighbors in the Armed Forces

Support the troops

Do you have a family member or friend serving in the Armed Forces? Did they live in the Brooklyn Neighborhood?

We have neighbors who have donated black “Brooklyn 97202”  t-shirts that they would like to make available for shipping to our neighbors serving in the military.

The active duty service member could be your son, daughter, grandchild, brother, sister, mother, dad, aunt, uncle or a friend as long as they were a Brooklyn resident. Just let us know where they are. When they wear this t-shirt it will let people know where they are from.

Fill out this form  “Neighbors in the Armed Forces”  and email it to brooknews@brooklyn-neighborhood.org  or call the HelpLine at 503/241-4540.   Small size is not available at this time.

 

 

Portland Commissioner Dan Saltzman apologizes to Southeast Portland residents over Bungled Sewer Fee Program

Portland Commissioner Dan Saltzman apologized to Southeast Portland residents, at the Brooklyn Neighborhood general meeting Wednesday evening, for a sewer repair project that went awry.

As part of a citywide effort to build additional public sewers, the Bureau of Environmental Services sent letters in June to 127 property owners in Southeast and Northeast Portland.

The letters alerted the property owners that their sewer did not conform to the city’s plumbing and sewer codes and they would have to pay to bring it into compliance.

If you have received one of these letters and you need help in understanding what your options are you can contact the Brooklyn Help Line at 503/241-4540.

Follow this link for a video of a KATU TV report.

http://portlandcitycenter.katu.com/news/politics/portland-residents-get-stuck-steep-sewer- connection-costs/442136

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