Portland, Ore. – Two handguns were taken off the streets in Southeast Portland on Friday night during traffic stops by the Gun Violence Reduction Team.

Sergeant Kevin Allen says a 20 year-old, Jermyah Washington, was arrested at 131st and Division.

He’s facing several charges. The second gun was seized from a stolen vehicle at 117th and Stark. Criminal charges in that case are pending further investigation.

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Proactive patrol by the Gun Violence Reduction Team continues to get illegally possessed guns off the street. On Friday, September 6, 2019 at 9:07 p.m., officers stopped a stolen car in the 11700 Block of Southeast Stark Street. During the recovery of the car, the officers located and seized a Smith & Wesson handgun (photo). Criminal charges are pending further investigation.

Then at 11:55 p.m., GVRT officers stopped a vehicle in the 13100 block of Southeast Division Street. Inside they located a SAR Arms handgun (photo). Jermyah L. Washington, 20 (photo), was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public (city code).

The Gun Violence Reduction Team is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau’s Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

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.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)