PRANK CALL LEADS TO LARGE POLICE RESPONSE IN SOUTHWEST PORTLAND News Release from Portland Police Bureau Posted on FlashAlert: January 3rd, 2015 10:31 AM On Friday January 2, 2014, at 11:56 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 11200 block of Southwest Capitol Highway on the report that an armed male was holding residents hostage inside the home. Several officers responded and set up containment in the area and worked to determine the validity of the report. As officers were developing a plan to attempt contact with residents, they learned that the call was most likely a hoax. Patrol officers made contact with the residents and determined that everyone was safe inside the home. Prank calls can occupy police resources that might otherwise be needed to respond to other, actual emergencies. Improper Use of an Emergency Reporting System is a crime in Oregon and investigators will follow-up to work to determine the identity of the caller and make an arrest. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to provide it via email to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov ###PPB### Things like this get innocent people killed. When that happens the perps need to be charged with murder 1 !