On April 23, 2021, at 7:57 a.m., a Portland Police Bureau officer assigned to the Central Precinct drove by a parked, no plated vehicle with a subject asleep at the wheel. The vehicle was parked near the intersection of SE 14th Ave and SE Main St. The officer stopped to investigate and could see a firearm inside the car.
Additional officers responded to assist. Officers continued their investigation, eventually seizing $11,000 in cash, drugs, and two guns.
The subject, 28 year-old Patrick Rocha Dacosta, was safely taken into custody and transported to the Multnomah County Detention Center. Dacosta was charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm (x2), Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public (x2), Delivery of Methamphetamine, and Possession of Methamphetamine.