Domestic disturbance in Lents triggers big police response

INCLUDES WRAP-UP VIDEO | Here’s why there were so many police officers gathered a block east of Lents Park in outer East Portland, this week …

On SE Schiller Street, after a subject bolts away from Portland Police Bureau officers in  Lents, they formulate a plan to safely apprehend him.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton

With nine Portland Police Bureau (PPB) East Precinct cruisers converging near Lents Park the sunny afternoon of October 10 along SE Schiller Street at 94th  Avenue – a block east of Lents Park – several neighbors thought there must be problems with “campers” again, along the I-205 Multi-Use Path.

Take a look at the number of officers who were called to the scene to contain a fleeing suspect:

However, the disturbance was actually inside the Schiller Place Apartments complex, which is operated by Portland Metro Residential Services. The officers, dispatched at 2:37 p.m., were responding to a “Disturbance-with Weapon” call.

In addition to the officers, six PPB Sergeants also arrived at the complex.

After the subject is captured, officers gather at the Schiller Place Apartments complex to debrief.

An officer talks with an involved person, outside her apartment.

“This was a domestic disturbance, in which a male suspect was reportedly armed with a gun,” Public Information Officer Sergeant Kevin Allen told East Portland News after the incident was over. “When officers challenged him, he was not compliant, and kept going in and out of an apartment. He then ran from officers, prompting them to set up a perimeter to contain him.”

After the subject is taken into custody, officers talk with him in a patrol car.

That’s the reason, explained Sergeant Allen, that a large amount of officers and supervisors – Sergeants – were dispatched to the area. “The subject was challenged a short time later, and arrested,” he said – adding that no gun was immediately found, and it’s unclear if the subject actually ever had a weapon.

You are not allowed to see of booking photo of 58-year-old Eric Hayes. CLICK HERE for details.

After an investigation, 58-year-old Eric Hayes was booked into Multnomah County Detention Center (MCDC) at 4:43 p.m. on two Misdemeanor charges: Domestic Violence: Harassment and Domestic Violence” Menacing.

Hayes spent less than a day in custody, he was released from the MCDC without posting any bail on October 11. Release Reason: “Close Street Supervision”.

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