Police make two arrests at house in NE Portland

Police make arrests at "problem house"

PORTLAND, Ore. – Police made arrests at a house in the 1300 block of Northeast Prescott Drive that neighbors have been complaining about, and where gunfire broke out in the street last week.

Gang enforcement team and north precinct officers showed up in force, and called out a tactical team when occupants in the home did not come out. Over a few hours starting Saturday evening, officers were able to get seven people out of the home and made two arrests on felony warrants.

The two people arrested were 58-year-old James M. Siberz and 19-year-old Dennis R. Spencer.

Siberz was booked into the Multnomah County Jail for a parole board warrant for a previous second-degree assault conviction. Spencer was lodged in jail on a parole board warrant for a prior second-degree assault conviction and for an Oregon Youth Authority warrant.

Police say they were looking for Spencer when they went to the house.

Neighbors say they hope things quiet down and get better.

“I’ve been here three or four years and enough is enough… too much about being scared of these kids and enough is enough and the little kids don’t have a chance if we don’t do something about it,” said LaBarry Harris.   

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