The Portland Police Bureau issued a very terse, to-the-point news release tonight announcing the arrest of a 10-year officer assigned to East Precinct and little else beyond that detail.

Here's the statement from police spokesman Lieutenant Robert King:

Today, Monday, October 24, 2011, Portland Police Officer James Botaitis, a ten year veteran assigned to East Precinct was arrested by Vancouver Police for three felony crimes. Officer Botaitis was arrested for Burglary-domestic violence, Assault in the Second Degree-not domestic violence and Criminal Harassment-not domestic violence. He was lodged in the Clark County Jail.

As this is an ongoing criminal investigation there is no additional information available at this time.

The Oregonian, checking its archives, notes that Botaitis was one of two officers in 2007 who broke a woman's arm while her minivan was being towed off—an act that cost the city thousands of dollars in a legal settlement. The other officer, interestingly, was one of the cops involved in James Chasse's fatal beating, Multnomah County Sheriff's Deputy Brett Burton.