On Friday,18, 2023, more than two dozen persons were arrested during a Portland Police Bureau retail theft operation at Mall 205 and Gateway.
During the mission, 25 arrests were made, and 16 felony and 15 misdemeanor warrants were issued. Authorities also stated that four stolen vehicles, three firearms, $24,237 in cash, and illegal narcotics were seized.
A Tweet posted by the official account of PPB East Precinct:-
On 08/18/23 East with MCSO Transit, Parole & Probation, and the DA’s office conducted a criminal interdiction/retail mission. The mission was in the area of Gateway/Mall 205. 25 arrested, 4 stolen vehicles, 3 illegal firearms recovered, $2,143 items recovered and $24,237 seized. pic.twitter.com/Qx5ogYnAP4
— PPB East Precinct (@ppbeast) August 20, 2023
PPB’s East Precinct Neighborhood Response Team collaborated with Multnomah County Transit, Multnomah County Parole, and Probation, and the District Attorney’s Office for the mission.
Charges against the suspects range from third-degree theft and illegal handgun possession to the supply of a controlled substance.
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