Drumbeat of shooting mayhem pervades in outer East Portland

Week #68 Shooting Report | While City officials continue to meet, make plans, and wring their hands about shootings, police doggedly look into dozens of shootings across our area this week …

From Wilkes to Powellhurst-Gilbert, and all neighborhoods in between, Portland Police Bureau officers investigated ever more shootings this week in outer East Portland.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton

During the past week, Portland Police Bureau (PPB) officers caught a convicted felon packing a gun with an “altered gun serial number”; they investigated 19 shooting incidents – a dozen of them in outer East Portland over the last weekend – and, they responded to 47 “Shots Fired” calls.

Correction: City ‘Budget Process’ vote in late November
Based on information we received, last week it appeared as if the Portland City Council would vote on how to spend the $62 Million “Budget Surplus” – including adding funds to the PPB – on October 28, as we reported last week. It is now clear that that was incorrect. We regret the error.

At a meeting of the Portland Committee on Community-Engaged Policing held on October 26, it came out the Portland City Council had scheduled a “work session” on the budget on November 4 – and now is likely to vote on it November 17.

No funds for FIT, yet
Although the Portland Police Commissioner, Mayor Ted Wheeler, is expected to advocate for about $400,000 in new funds to hire more officers, to finally buy body-worn cameras, and to engage a non-PPB police training supervisor. But, it has come out that the proposals discussed that evening had no money has been allocated for the long-discussed Focused Intervention Team (FIT) – which is now slated to start up in late November, not the middle of November, as originally thought.

And now for this week’s Shooting Stories …

October 22 at 2:14 am
Speeder caught with gun in Powellhurst-Gilbert

In the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood, officers stop a speeding car, arrest the driver, and find a gun in his possession with an obliterated serial number.

In the wee hours of October 22, a PPB East Precinct officer spotted a car speeding along SE Powell Boulevard, and radioed for back-up.

Officers stopped the auto near SE 128th Avenue and Powell Boulevard. Checking on their mobile computer system, they learned that the driver had a “felony suspended” driver’s license, and arrested him.

At the traffic stop, officers locate this deadly-looking 7.62 mm rifle with homemade suppressor (silencer) and an altered serial number, and impounded it as evidence.

Arrested was Gresham resident 29-year-old Cameron Alex Stiles, who was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center (MCDC) at 2:36 a.m. that morning on Felony charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Altered Identification on a Firearm, Driving While Suspended/Felony, and Possession of a Loaded Firearm – a Misdemeanor.

For reasons unknown, the Felony gun-related charges were ‘released’ against 29-year-old Cameron Alex Stiles after his arraignment. MCDC booking photo

At his arraignment, Stiles learned the combined bail for his charges totaled $32,500. Sometime thereafter, for reasons that remain unknown, all charges were released against Stiles – nonetheless, he’s still lodged in the MCDC on a no-bail Parole Violation charge.

Bullet casings galore, at a dozen shootings

At verified shooting-related calls, to which the PPB Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) responded beginning Friday through Sunday, officers located “at least’ 95 cartridge casings.

October 22 at 12:39 a.m.
Gun-firing teen arrested in Wilkes

This is the gun that officers say they found on a person who was reportedly shooting a Glock handgun, in the Wilkes Community Group neighborhood.

East Precinct officers responded to a shooting at NE 162nd Avenue and Halsey Street. Officers located a man matching the description of the suspect, detained him, and searched him – and found a Glock semi-automatic 10 mm pistol, concealed in his clothing.

“The officers discovered a crime scene consisting of several cartridge casings, but there are no known victims in the ongoing investigation,” a PPB official said.

Arrested and immediately released, but needing to show up for a court date, is 18-year-old Nathan Darren Isenberg. MCDC booking photo

Arrested was 18-year-old Nathan Darren Isenberg. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center (MCDC) at 2:20 a.m. on charges of Discharging a Firearm in the City Limits (x5) and Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public (City Code) and Reckless Endangering.

At his arraignment, Isenberg learned he was, indeed, being charged with the seven Misdemeanors. However Isenberg was released into the community later on the day of his arrest, October 22. Release Reason: Pre-Trial Supervision.

If you can provide ECST investigators information about this incident, to email crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference Case No. 21-295060.

October 22 at 2:00 a.m.
Bullets strike building in Centennial
East Precinct officers were dispatched to SE 168th Avenue, about a block south of Division Street, after a caller to the 9-1-1 Center reported that an occupied townhome had been struck by gunfire. No injuries were found. The ECST investigators are looking for tips regarding this ongoing investigation. It’s Case No. 21-295356*.

October 22 at 7:22 a.m.
Shooting a Foster-Powell homeless camp
Officers located numerous bullet casings in this shooting along SE Powell Boulevard near 79th Avenue near a homeless encampment on the south “traffic island” of the street. It’s also believed that a vehicle – it left the scene before officers arrived – may have been struck by bullets. This is Case No. 21-295272*.

October 22 at 2:41 p.m.
Disturbance leads to Hazelwood shooting
Being dispatched to a “Disturbance – with Weapon” call, East Precinct officers converged on an industrial area along SE 97th Avenue, just south of East Burnside Street. There, officers located a crime scene – but with no known injuries. This ongoing investigation is assigned Case No. 21-295634*.

October 22 at 2:41 p.m.
Vehicle shot several times, in Centennial
On Friday afternoon, October 22, officers were called to look into a shooting report on SE 162nd Avenue near Division Street. They found a crime scene which consisted of numerous bullet cartridge casings, and an occupied vehicle struck multiple times by gunfire. “The occupant of the vehicle was not injured, and investigators do not believe that that person was the intended target of the shooting,” a PPB spokesperson said. This investigation will be helped by your tips; it’s Case No. 21-295915*.

October 22 at 10:55 p.m.
Shooting evidence found in Madison South
This shooting took place along NE 82nd Avenue of Roses, a block south of Fremont Street. There, officers found several cartridge casings – distinct evidence of a shooting. Investigators are looking for tips and/or video for this one: Case No.21-296017*.

October 22 at 11:05 p.m.
Shots are heard – again – in Centennial

Many spent bullet casings are located by officers looking into another shooting incident.

After a shooting took place along SE Division Street, south of 162nd Avenue, on the evening of October 23, an astounding number of yellow evidence markers showed the location of where officers found bullet casings, mostly in the “green, no-drive” part of the street.

A car was struck by bullets, but no one was reported injured. There is no case number for this incident. As in all of these incidents, investigators are looking for information about this shooting, Case No. 21-295915*.

October 23 at 2:47 a.m.
Mill Park
shooting leaves bullet casings behind
East Precinct officers were dispatched to SE 122nd Avenue, just south of Stark Street on the report of a disturbance and shooting. “Officers arrived and located a crime scene consisting of numerous cartridge casings; but no known injuries,” the PPB official said. Help out this investigation, it’s Case No. 21-296183*.

October 23 at 3:29 a.m.
Witnesses tell about another Mill Park shooting
Less than an hour later, and a block away, officers heard numerous shots while patrolling along SE Stark Street, and found this incident near 119th Avenue. Witnesses told officers that someone with a gun was firing shots from what was described as a white SUV (possibly a Toyota 4Runner). They’re looking for tips and/or video about it – it’s Case No. 21-296209*.

October 24 at 12:39 a.m.
Car prowler shoots at neighbor in Glenfair
When a Glenfair neighbor heard his car alarm go off, a bit after midnight, he went out to take a look. Officers, who were dispatched to this “Shots Fired” call at SE 153rd Avenue near Stark Street learned that the resident had confronted what he considered a car prowler. “The suspect fired at least one shot, when challenged by the neighbor,” a PPB official stated. “The suspect ran off prior to officers arriving, and was not located; but, thankfully, there were no injuries.” This is another ongoing case in which tips/video are needed: Case No. 21-297229*.

October 24 at 2:10 a.m.
Youth, with guns, arrested in Glenfair

This is the gun recovered, after officers stop and arrest two suspects, after hearing gunfire. PPB image

When East Precinct officers were still at the scene at an unrelated call, they heard shots fired nearby in the area of SE 157th Avenue and East Burnside Street. Seeing a BMW roar away from the area speedily, officers radioed for back-up, and stopped the vehicle at 182nd Avenue and SE Division Street

After contacting the occupants, a subsequent investigation resulted in the recovery of a semi-automatic pistol and the arrest of two men.

These two men – 22-year-old Max Anderson, and 18-year-old Julian Japhon Guarneros – were booked, and both released on bail. MCDC booking photos

22-year-old Max Anderson, of Anaheim, California, was booked into the MCDC at 4:08 a.m. on three Misdemeanor charges – Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public (city code), Unlawful Possession of Firearms, and Reckless Endangering. Anderson made bail later that day and was released – promising to return for a court date to face his charges.

Additionally, 18-year-old Julian Japhon Guarneros of Gresham was booked into MCDC at 4:11 a.m. for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public (city code), Discharging a Firearm in the City (city code), Reckless Endangering, Reckless Driving, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, and Driving while Suspended or Revoked-Misdemeanor.

Although booked on seven Misdemeanor charges, Guarneros also paid bail, and was released from custody on the day of his arrest, pending trial.

Yes, this also is an ongoing investigation. If you can help provide information, it’s Case No. 21-297236*.

October 24 at 2:53 a.m.
Powellhurst-Gilbert home shot up
Down south of that last call, other East Precinct officers were being dispatched to a shooting call on SE Bush Street, a block west of 122nd Avenue. There, officers arrived and found several cartridge casings, and an occupied residence struck by gunfire. If you can provide information on this incident, please reference Case No. 21-297256*.

October 24 at 3:07 a.m.
Gunshot victim checks into Hazelwood hospital

A person with a gunshot wound drives himself to the hospital for treatment.

East Precinct officers responded to Adventist Medical Center, after Emergency Department staffers reported an individual who had driven himself in with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. “The individual was not cooperative, and it is unknown where the victim was injured by gunfire,” a PPB spokesperson said, adding that this is an ongoing investigation – and they’re looking for tips. This is Case No. 21-297264*.

> More shootings, later this week <

October 28 at 9:32 p.m.
Lents shooting leaves man critically injured

This ‘Shooting-with Weapon’ calls brings officers to the stub of SE 91st Place, near the Marshall Campus.

After the report of a shooting, on SE 91st Avenue, just north of SE 91st Place, the street that connects into the driveway of the Marshall Campus, PPB East Precinct officers were called to investigate.

There was police crime scene tape across the driveway of 3717 SE 91st Avenue, a residential multi-dwelling building that includes 3709-3717 SE 91st Avenue, owned by ColumbiaCare Services, Inc.

Officers wait, while members of the ECST continue their investigation of this shooting.

“There was a shooting in an apartment at this location; the victim went to a hospital by private vehicle,” said PPB Public Information Officer Sergeant Kevin Allen about this shooting incident. “At last check, the male victim was critically injured,” he added.

No arrest have been made, so far, but the ECST is investigating; it’s Case No. 21-302293*.

October 29 at 9:00 a.m.
Four detained in Sumner ‘Shots Fired’ call

After this daylight shooting, police close off NE Alberta Street to investigate.

Along NE Alberta Street, NE 82nd Avenue of Roses divides the Sumner and Cully neighborhoods of outer East Portland. A “Shots Fired” call eventually brought 12 PPB officers and detectives to this call, first dispatched at 9:00 a.m. on October 29.

Officers were first dispatched an area near the Studio 6 Hotel, located on the west side of  NE 82nd Avenue of Roses, between NE Humboldt Street and Alberta Street.

Several officers have at least one subject detained here, in the parking lot of a neighborhood food market.

However, one group of offices were gathered in the south parking lot of Stan’s Food and Deli market, located on the east side of NE 82nd Avenue of Roses at NE Alberta Street.

Officers, and members of a PPB Detective Division were stationed along NE Alberta Street, closed off with police crime scene tape, from NE 82nd Avenue of Roses, west to NE 79th Avenue.

Throughout the day, detectives and ECST investigators continue to examine evidence after this, yet another outer East Portland shooting takes place.

“There was a report of shots fired in the area; and, officers did find evidence of a shooting,” Sgt. Allen told East Portland News. “Officers were on scene quickly and were able to set up a perimeter to contain suspects.

“Four people have been detained and ECST is investigating,” Sgt. Allen said, adding that there were no known injuries or property damage. If you have information that can help the ECST unravel this incident, it’s Case No. 21-302715*.

* Because these shootings are being actively investigated by the ECST, witnesses or individuals with information are encouraged to email their tips, photos and videos to crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference the corresponding case number.

Additionally, anonymous tips can be sent through Crime Stoppers – which offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for any information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime – and tipsters can remain anonymous. CLICK HERE to open their reporting page.


When officers went on these 47 “Shots Fired” calls this week, they may have found some evidence of a shooting, or they might not. Officers always respond to such reports of “Shots Fired”.

October 21
21-295003       10/21/2021 23:28:17   12900 Block of SE MILL CT
21-295025       10/22/2021 00:01:31   10100 Block of SE LEXINGTON ST
21-295060       10/22/2021 00:41:07   1600 Block of NE 162ND AVE

October 22
21-044587         10/22/2021 05:14:57   16700 Block of NE WASCO ST
21-295274       10/22/2021 07:22:42   7300 Block of SE POWELL BLVD
21-295361       10/22/2021 09:05:50   6900 Block of SE 71ST AVE
21-295634       10/22/2021 14:43:51   00 Block of SE 97TH AVE
21-295930       10/22/2021 21:12:10   SE 98TH AVE/SE MT SCOTT BLVD
21-295986       10/22/2021 22:22:56   4400 Block of NE 90TH AVE
21-296031       10/22/2021 23:15:19   16300 Block of SE SALMON ST
21-044719       10/22/2021 23:21:14   17400 Block of SE STARK ST
21-296048       10/22/2021 23:38:13   13800 Block of NE FAILING ST

October 23
21-296132       10/23/2021 01:43:04   13300 Block of SE POWELL BLVD
21-296209       10/23/2021 03:29:24   SE 122ND AVE / SE STARK ST
21-296219       10/23/2021 03:42:57   800 Block of NE 81ST AVE
21-296224       10/23/2021 03:47:34   SE 82ND AVE / SE RHINE ST
21-296277       10/23/2021 05:52:09   13200 Block of E BURNSIDE ST
21-296281       10/23/2021 05:57:13   4200 Block of NE HALSEY ST
21-296918       10/23/2021 19:00:30   200 Block of NE 100TH AVE
21-296971       10/23/2021 20:01:02   4300 Block of SE 122ND AVE
21-296950       10/23/2021 20:02:09   11700 Block of SE OAK ST
21-297054       10/23/2021 21:43:10   3100 Block of SE 118TH AVE

October 24
21-297235       10/24/2021 02:08:31   13700 Block of NE HALSEY ST
21-297236       10/24/2021 02:10:25   SE 153RD AVE / SE STARK ST
21-297256       10/24/2021 03:03:44   12100 Block of SE BUSH ST
21-044863       10/24/2021 03:45:50   SE 165TH AVE / E BURNSIDE ST
21-297325       10/24/2021 05:26:45   SE CLATSOP ST / SE 77TH AVE
21-297835       10/24/2021 19:18:51   6300 Block of SE HAROLD ST

October 25
21-298093       10/25/2021 00:26:26   12000 Block of SE ASH ST
21-298100       10/25/2021 00:35:52   7600 Block of SE WOODSTOCK BLVD
21-298106       10/25/2021 00:56:14   00 Block of SE 127TH AVE
21-298111       10/25/2021 01:13:48   14600 Block of NE BROADWAY
21-298169       10/25/2021 03:30:05   9200 Block of SE TENINO CT
21-298285       10/25/2021 07:23:08   12300 Block of NE SISKIYOU ST
21-298338       10/25/2021 08:43:46   10100 Block of SE LEXINGTON ST
21-45030         10/25/2021 11:47:07   400 Block of NE 172ND AVE
21-298843       10/25/2021 19:14:43   9200 Block of SE TENINO CT

October 26
21-299081       10/26/2021 00:26:21   13800 Block of NE FAILING ST
21-299196       10/26/2021 04:43:01   1200 Block of NE 75TH AVE
21-299259       10/26/2021 06:45:49   SE POWELL BLVD / SE 138TH AVE
21-299840       10/26/2021 16:54:27   3900 Block of SE 132ND AVE
21-300052       10/26/2021 20:59:56   3300 Block of SE 134TH AVE
+ 13 more ‘Shots Fired’ on October 26, in areas outside outer East Portland

October 27
21-301140       10/27/2021 19:53:07   14900 Block of NE SISKIYOU CT
21-301201       10/27/2021 21:24:55   SE 117TH AVE / SE MARKET ST
+19 more ‘Shots Fired’ on October 27, in areas outside outer East Portland

October 28
21-301341       10/28/2021 00:19:45   SE 115TH AVE / SE POWELL BLVD
21-301435       10/28/2021 03:46:27   NE GLISAN ST / NE 148TH AVE
21-301436       10/28/2021 03:46:46   4600 Block of SE 77TH AVE
+24 additional ‘Shots Fired’ on October 28, in areas outside outer East Portland

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We hope our readers can help the police with information on some of these cases. Until more of these get solved, there will be no end to the new ones!

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