January 18, 2020 14:52
A traffic stop on the border of the Hazelwood, Powellhurst-Gilbert, and Centennial neighborhoods ended with the seizure of an illegally possessed firearm and three arrests.
On Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 8:55p.m., officers with the Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at Southeast 142nd Avenue and Southeast Division Street. They had information that a passenger in the car, John J. Weems (photo), was associating with others involved in gun violence and had a warrant. During the stop, officers saw a gun in the car. Weems was arrested on the warrant and two other occupants were arrested for interfering with police. A 9mm semiautomatic handgun (photo) was seized as evidence.
Booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center were Weems, 24, for