Police arrest six men, seize five guns Saturday
Gang Enforcement Team officers arrested six men and seized five handguns in a series of incidents Saturday.
Jaquan Warren, 19, is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Loaded Firearm in the City. Warren is a known gang associate.
David Lee Bradford, 22, is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Loaded Firearm in the City. He is a known gang member.
Titus Larz McNack, 37, is charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm and Interfering with a Peace Officer.
Javontae Naeshawn Gibson, 21, is charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Loaded Firearm.
Davidrae Stigler, 17, and Isaiah Lawrence, 17, are charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.
According to police, the most recent incident began at 8:52 p.m. on June 20 when GET officers responded to the area of Pier Park in North Portland on the report of a large gathering of possible gang associates. As officers arrived in the area, a group of 50 to 60 people began to leave.
GET officers stopped several vehicles for traffic violations. During one stop, Bradford ran from the vehicle into the neighborhood. A short time later, he returned to the traffic stop and was taken into custody. Officers checked the yard that Bradford ran through and located a loaded handgun.
Before that, at approximately 8:22 p.m., GET officers observed a group of known gang associates near a parked car in the area of Woodlawn Park in Northeast Portland. The group broke up and officers observed a vehicle leaving the area a short time later. They contacted the driver, Warren, and a subsequent search of the vehicle by police revealed a loaded handgun.
Even earlier, at 1:12 a.m., GET officers driving past Bill's Steakhouse at Northeast 102nd Avenue and Sandy Boulevard saw four young men run from the restaurant toward a car parked on 103rd Avenue.
Officers contacted three of the men getting into the car, but the fourth ran away and was not located.
The three men Gibson, Stigler and Lawrence were arrested after officers located two handguns inside the vehicle. Gibson is a known gang member.
And before that, at 12:05 a.m. on June 20, GET officers contacted McNack at Southeast 132nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard. McNack ran from the officers, throwing away a handgun as they chased him on foot. McNack was quickly taken into custody without incident. He is a known gang associate.
The Tactical Operations Division of the Portland Police Bureau is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide. Anyone with information about gun crimes in Portland is encouraged to provide information to the division at 503-823-4106.
Police says any information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators to help identify suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.
Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.
If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.
Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.
Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at www.crimestoppersoforegon.com text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.
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