Sunday, October 22, 2017

Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Four People in Salem

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOME DISASTER AFFECTING FOUR PEOPLE IN SALEM


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: October 22nd, 2017 11:26 AM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home disaster at approximately 10:00 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 in the 2300 block of Coral Avenue SE in Salem, Marion County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected four adults.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
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Early Morning Shooting in Portland's Concordia Neighborhood - No Injuries

EARLY MORNING SHOOTING IN PORTLAND'S CONCORDIA NEIGHBORHOOD - NO INJURIES


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 22nd, 2017 11:12 AM
On Sunday October 22, 2017, at 3:06 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 5200 block of Northeast 24th Avenue.

As officers responded to the area, several callers to 9-1-1 reported hearing sounds of gunfire. When officers arrived they searched for suspects and victims of the shooting. No suspects or injured victims were located or reported to have arrived at area hospitals.

As officers continued the investigation they located evidence of gunfire on Northeast 24th Avenue, as well as a home in the 5200 block of Northeast 24th Avenue with multiple bullet strikes. The home was occupied during the shooting, however, no one inside the home was injured as a result of the shooting.

Based on information learned during the investigation, officers with the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gang Enforcement Team responded to continue the investigation.

Investigators believe the suspects involved in this shooting arrived and left in a vehicle. At this time there is no suspect or vehicle description to provide.

Anyone with information regarding this shooting should contact Detective Todd Teats at 503-823-2137 or Todd.Teats@portlandoregon.gov

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Young Columbia Gorge resident loses her life in early morning crash on I-84. (Wasco County) (Photo)

YOUNG COLUMBIA GORGE RESIDENT LOSES HER LIFE IN EARLY MORNING CRASH ON I-84. (WASCO COUNTY) (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: October 22nd, 2017 10:44 AM
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On October 22, 2017 just before 6:00 AM, Oregon State Police Troopers from The Dalles Area Command were dispatched to a single vehicle crash occurring westbound on I-84 near milepost 76, just west of the Rowena Exit.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a white 2011 Kia Rio sedan was traveling westbound at this location and for unknown reasons, left the roadway into the ditch, and collided into a tree. The driver and sole occupant of the Kia, identified as 18 year old The Dalles resident Aileen Pineda-Garcia, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Investigators concluded that both speed and weather were likely a contributing factor in the crash. Pineda-Garcia was confirmed to have been wearing her safety belt at the time of the crash.

Oregon State Police was assisted at the scene by Mid-Columbia Fire Department and ODOT. The crash did not inhibit traffic flow and there were no road closures as a result.
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Officers Investigate Early Morning Fatal Crash in Southeast Portland

OFFICERS INVESTIGATE EARLY MORNING FATAL CRASH IN SOUTHEAST PORTLAND


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 22nd, 2017 10:22 AM
On Sunday October 22, 2017, at 2:01 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Courtyard on Stark Apartments, located at 13405 Southeast Stark Street, on the report of a building collapse.

When officers and emergency medical responders arrived, they found a 2017 Toyota Tacoma and a severely damaged building.

Preliminary information provided to 9-1-1 call-takers suggested the building had collapsed on an occupied vehicle. Portland Fire and Rescue personnel located a 21-year-old male in the driver's seat of the Tacoma truck. Based on initial information, it appears the driver died as a result of injuries sustained during the crash.

Upon further investigation, officers learned the driver of the vehicle had crashed into the building, causing significant damage to the building.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to take over the investigation.

Preliminary information suggests prior to the crash, the driver of the Tacoma was driving north on Southeast 135th Avenue at a high rate of speed. The driver failed to turn onto Southeast Stark Street and crashed into the building.

The damaged building was an unoccupied office attached to the apartment complex. No one in the apartment complex was injured or displaced because of this crash.

Based on information learned in the investigation, officers believe speed and intoxication were factors in this crash.

No additional updates are expected today regarding this fatal crash. The deceased driver will be identified once the Oregon State Medical Examiner completes an autopsy and the deceased person's next of kin are notified.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Four People in Portland

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOME DISASTER AFFECTING FOUR PEOPLE IN PORTLAND


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: October 22nd, 2017 12:28 AM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home disaster at approximately 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 in the 2100 block of SE Elliott Avenue in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore.

The multi-family fire affected four adults and one pet.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Sherwood Police Foundation Donates Ballistic Shields to Boost Officer Safety (Photo)

SHERWOOD POLICE FOUNDATION DONATES BALLISTIC SHIELDS TO BOOST OFFICER SAFETY (PHOTO)


News Release from Sherwood Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: October 21st, 2017 10:27 PM
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The Sherwood Police Foundation, which was officially established in November 2013 and obtained our non-profit status in July 2014, is an independent, non-profit organization created to strengthen and promote community support for the Sherwood Police Department, promote excellence in the Sherwood Police Department and improve public safety in Sherwood. We invest in innovative programs designed to help the Sherwood Police Department keep pace with rapidly evolving technology, strategies, and training. We do this by ensuring they have the necessary tools, resources, training and programs to effectively and safely serve our community and to create community partnerships that encourage citizen participation in enhancing the safety of Sherwood.

We support our officers with resources that may not be included, or are not obtainable in the City's annual budget. Basically, we identify the gaps and try to fill them. The Foundation is a 501(c) 3 tax exempt organization registered with the IRS under Tax EIN #46-4172391. We serve as a vehicle for tax-exempt gifts and grants from individuals, businesses, charitable trusts and philanthropies to the Sherwood Police Department.

Following the tragic events of Christmas night, 2016, the Sherwood Police Foundation partnered with the Sherwood Police Department to find a way to make Sherwood officers safer when faced with tactical events, like the shooting of Trooper Nic Cederberg. That night Sherwood police officers used a ballistic shield, like the one pictured, to safely approach and rescue Trooper Cederberg. At the time of the shooting, the Sherwood Police Department had only two (2) such shields, both of which were old and beginning to wear out. The Sherwood Police Foundation held its inaugural annual "Steak Out" dinner and fundraiser this past spring in which, during the paddle raise portion of the evening, we had raised enough money to purchase five (5) Ballistic Shields for the Sherwood Police Department.

The Sherwood Police Foundation has purchased the shields and is now presenting them to the members of the department for their immediate use.

Laurie Holm, President of the Sherwood Police Foundation said; "Thanks to the generous donations the Foundation received from the citizens of Sherwood, the Sherwood Police Foundation is honored to be able to present these five new Ballistic Shields to the Sherwood Police Department".

Chief Jeff Groth said; "The Sherwood Police Foundation is a tremendous resource for the community. Having the ability to come to them with identified needs, like the shields, is a game changer.".

The Foundation works closely with the Sherwood Police Department on projects, research studies, and equipment to improve the effectiveness of police activities as well as education, training and skill development for our officers to strengthen the partnership between the police and the public. Potential future projects identified by The Foundation include:

* Vital organ and side plate inserts for ballistic vests;
* Body-worn cameras;
* Ongoing support and maintenance of the K-9 program;
* Citizen and officer recognition;
* Assistance and support for officers and their families; and
* Citizen appreciation items and other public outreach and communications materials.

Public safety cannot rest on the shoulders of law enforcement agencies alone. As much as we all need the police, they need our support as well. We are their support system. Please join us in our important work by contributing as generously as you are able.

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Update (Cause Determined): Firefighters Quickly Extinguish House Fire In Beaverton (Photo)

UPDATE (CAUSE DETERMINED): FIREFIGHTERS QUICKLY EXTINGUISH HOUSE FIRE IN BEAVERTON (PHOTO)


News Release from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: October 21st, 2017 7:07 PM
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**Update: Our TVF&R investigator determined the cause of the fire to be a malfunctioning bathroom fan.**

Original release:

At 3:45 p.m. today, an alert neighbor called 911 to report smoke coming from the roof of an adjacent home on Wheaton Lane in Beaverton. Based on the caller's description of the smoke that continued to worsen, 911 dispatchers immediately upgraded the call to a first alarm to ensure adequate resources were sent to the scene.

The Battalion Chief covering the northern part of the district arrived within four minutes of being dispatched to the house fire. Upon arrival, he confirmed that smoke was coming from the roof of the home and began managing incoming resources that arrived on scene shortly after. Firefighters from the Farmington and Brockman Road stations immediately began a search of the home and determined that the bulk of the fire was in the attic and an exterior wall. Once the primary search was complete and no occupants were found inside, they began an aggressive fire attack, knocking down the fire in less than 20 minutes. The firefighters' quick response and fire attack methods helped contain the fire, smoke, and water used to extinguish the fire resulting in minimal damage to the home.

Two occupants along with their dog and cat were home at the time the fire broke out, but safely evacuated with the help of the neighbor. The residents and their pets are temporarily displaced due to the power being shut off to their home. They have elected to figure out temporary housing on their own.
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