Man who assaulted coffee shop owner and three Portland cops released from custody – yet again


PORTLAND, OR- According to reports, a 24-year-old man accused in a brutal assault on a coffee shop owner and three Portland police officers has once again been released from custody.

The suspect, Jordan Locke, was arrested again on Wednesday, August 18th after missing a court-ordered meeting on Monday the 16th. On August 12th, Locke was arrested after allegedly punching the owner of Lotus and Bean in the face.

Locke proceeded to punch three Portland police officers who were trying to arrest him for the assault on the coffee shop owner. He was booked on 12 charges, including five felonies. However, in the Democrat-run city, he was released from jail.

Reportedly, Judge Henry Kantor signed off on Locke’s release from the first arrest and his release on August 19th came from a different judge, Judge Philip Nelson. 

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office said that he was released to the county’s Department of Community Justice’s Pretrial Release Program. Jails in the area, including Multnomah County Jail, have been trying to keep their populations low because of COVID-19 and only admit those considered the most violent.

Locke should have remained behind bars since he assaulted people and since within the last week Judge Kantor issued a “strict compliance order.”

The order stated that if a defendant is found to be in a single violation of any release condition, that person will be booked back into custody and subsequent releases would be denied.

Court documents stated that Locke has mental health issues and that he would “drink enough so the voices would stop.” He also claimed to speak “caveman.” Locke has long criminal history and a history of not showing up for scheduled court appearances. 

In June 2019, Locke was accused of robbery and assaulting a police officer. He was released and repeatedly failed to appear in court. In October 2019, Locke was arrested twice more, once for assault and another for harassment.

In the four months following that arrest, four different bench warrants ordered his arrest for failing to appear for court. In March 2020, he was back in court after he was arrested for a fight in downtown Portland.

In the court documents, it was warned that Locke is “unwilling or unable to follow court direction.” He was released yet again and again missed his court dates. Another bench warrant was signed in May 2020.

However, Locke did not appear in court again until he appeared in custody after the assault at the coffee shop. Despite his long criminal history and his history of not showing up for court dates, he was released from custody the very next day.

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office said it was not their decision to release the violent 24-year-old. Spokesperson Elisabeth Shepard said in a statement:

“Our office cannot speak to the court’s decision, however, we can confirm that we recommended the defendant in this case remain in custody.”

This is at least the third supervised release agreement for Locke since his 2019 arrest. He is not scheduled to appear in court until December 30th, when he will have hearings for all of the charges from the past two years that he is still facing. It is anyone’s guess if he will actually show up.

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Two killed, others injured in shooting that ‘sounded like a warzone’ in police-defunded Portland

August 10th, 2021

PORTLAND, OR – Police in Portland are actively investigating a shooting incident that left two victims killed and three other victims injured during the early morning hours of August 10th.

Officials have yet to make an arrest or identify any possible suspects involved as of this writing.

At approximately 5:21 a.m. on August 10th, several 911 calls came in about shots being fired within the 3600 block of Northeast 82nd Avenue, located in Northeast Portland’s Madison South neighborhood.

Police reportedly blocked off the area of Northeast 82nd Avenue from Northeast Sandy Boulevard to Northeast Klickitat Street to investigate the scene of the incident.

Local reports noted that several detectives were spotted interviewing witnesses and collecting evidence primarily along 82nd and Northeast Milton Street.

Portland Police Lt. Greg Pashley confirmed that two people were killed during the shooting, and three others were transported to an area hospital for sustained injuries. The identities of the victims have not been released yet by officials.

Dan Berryman, a clinical supervisor at Integrated Health Clinics Northeast (which is located off of 82nd and Milton), said he’d heard the gunshots going off outside of the clinic. Berryman, who previously served in the military, estimated that roughly 20 gunshots likely stemming from a handgun rang off during the shooting.

As the gunshots were going off, Berryman said that he was getting patients inside of the clinic away from the windows. After the 20 shots Berryman heard, he claimed to have then heard five or six shots that he said sounded like they came from a shotgun:

“There was a lot of yelling and screaming and crying. It sounded like a war zone.”

Josh Quiding, who resides in the area of Northeast 85th Avenue and Northeast Fremont, said he could hear the gunfire through an open window inside of his house:

“It started off slow. Two or three pops. Then it was open fire with different calibers and a few shotgun blasts.”

Quiding, who lives with his father, said that one of the gunshots went right past his home and landed in the backyard. He says that the state of Portland has him worried about having his son over at his home:

“It’s scary. My 5-year-old son lives in Pendleton and I have to ask myself ‘Do I want to bring him down here with this going on?’”

Quiding says that he and his father are looking to leave Portland due to the rising levels of violent crime and shootings in the city:

“You hear gunshots almost every night. We’re looking at getting out of the neighborhood.”

Portland is on track to encounter a record number of homicides this year, as these two victims fatally shot during the incident marks as Portland 57th and 58th homicide. For context, Portland’s highest number of recorded homicides is from 1987, which 70 homicides occurred that year.

This is an ongoing investigation.

Please follow Law Enforcement Today as we continue to gather further insight into this developing case.

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Back in July, we at Law Enforcement Today shared a report regarding the ripple effect caused by increasing crime and violence in Portland, where business owners are investing more into the likes of private security. 

Here’s that previous report. 


PORTLAND, OR— As Law Enforcement Today has continuously reported, Portland, Oregon has been overrun with violent crime since defunding the police. 

Portland’s Mayor, Ted Wheeler, has recently said that more resources are needed to help combat the violence plaguing the once-beautiful city streets. 

In addition to the violent crime, and the fact that the police departments are already stretched thin, Antifa has now reportedly threatened to begin the chaos in the streets again, as Law Enforcement Today recently reported. 

With all of this taking place, business owners are taking measures into their own hands to help protect both their staff and their patrons, KATU reported. 

Multiple businesses have said that they have now purchased bulletproof vests for their staff, claiming this is the latest attempt to combat neighborhood violence.

Brad McCray, owner of the popular night club, Candy, located on NW Couch Street said this comes after a spike in foot traffic and Portland cutting back the police bureau’s entertainment district detail last year.

McCray has reportedly taken it a step further, and is now arming security and patting down every customer that walks in the door.

He said:

“I feel like they are once again leaving it up to us, leaving it up to the small business owner to do what they can, but this isn’t really our specialty, this isn’t what I’m here for,” 

McCray said this is a necessary step to keep people coming back during this time.

McCray added:

“A lot of the clientele, they comment on it. They say, ‘Oh look, these guys. I feel safe now.’ That’s what we want to do is let everyone know that when they’re in here, they’re safe,” 

Despite last year’s entertainment district cuts, Mayor Ted Wheeler’s office said it has increased police presence downtown with more daily foot patrols, as well as strategic deployment in certain areas and times, KATU reported.

Dan Lenzen, the owner at Dixie Tavern said that these measures are still not enough.

He said:

“The businesses are going to have to assume a lot more of the responsibility than they have in the past. It’s going to cost a lot more money to do business if we’re open later at night,” 

In response to these businesses having to combat crime on their own, the Portland Police said:

“It is unfortunate businesses have to take such a measure.”

Officers tell KATU the bureau wants to do all it can to serve those who live, work in, or visit Portland.

Although the Portland police would like to do all they can for the businesses, some owners, like Lenzen, said in the current climate, private security feels like a necessity.

He said:

“I don’t think it necessarily is too extreme. For people in charge and people on the front lines to wear vests, I think it’s a safe thing, at least for right now,”

Lenzen said the next concern is the Clean and Safe contract. That provides oversight for downtown Portland. The current contract is set to end in September.

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In other news regarding crime in Portland, an active shooter was reportedly taken down by a local in late June, with police saying the suspect was firing into apartment buildings before being taken down by a neighbor. 

Here’s that previous report. 


PORTLAND, OR – According to Portland Police, an active shooting suspect was reportedly taken down by a neighbor after firing off over two dozen rounds – that surprisingly hit no one.

The manner in which this active shooter was taken down, according to authorities, was that this neighbor knocked out the shooter and hogtied him.

On June 29th at approximately 1:00 AM, Portland Police say that 32-year-old Luke Stolarzyk fired off approximately 29 bullets an apartment building located in southwest Portland.

A man identified in court documents as John Dickerson, had initially been awoken by what sounded like a loud argument during the evening of the incident. When Dickerson went outside of his apartment, he reportedly saw the suspect with a handgun and a green laser.

Stolarzyk was then said to have went back into his own apartment an retrieved an AR15, which he allegedly began firing the weapon randomly toward a row of apartment buildings. Dickerson had reportedly snuck up behind the suspect and struck him with a stick.

Dickerson was then said to have wrestled the gun away from the suspect, reportedly narrowly avoiding getting shot in the process, and then beat the suspect until he fell unconscious.

By the time responding officers arrived at the scene that unfolded at the Stephens Creek Crossing apartments, the affidavit from the case noted that officers found “several people standing around the defendant, who was hogtied and had been beaten up.”

Police working the scene of the incident were said to have recovered 29 shell casings and the weapon allegedly used by the suspect, noting that they were bullet holes in several cars and apartments within the area.

Video surveillance footage also allegedly shows the suspect shooting at a man that was running through the parking lot, according to authorities.

Stolarzyk was said to have been initially escorted to a local hospital for treatment of his sustained injuries and has since been charged with several counts of attempted murder, reckless endangerment, unlawful use of a weapon, criminal mischief and discharging a firearm.

Bond for the defendant was set at $250,000.


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