Thursday, April 27, 2017

Red Cross Holds Free Earthquake & Disaster Preparedness Event in Linn County (Photo)

RED CROSS HOLDS FREE EARTHQUAKE & DISASTER PREPAREDNESS EVENT IN LINN COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: April 27th, 2017 4:07 PM
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Downloadable file: News Release - Red Cross Holds Earthquake and Disaster Preparedness Event in Linn County
The Red Cross is bringing its 'Prepare Out Loud' earthquake and disaster preparedness presentation to Linn County and holding a community preparedness fair on May 11.

LEBANON, Ore., April 27, 2017 --The American Red Cross and our Linn County community partners are helping Oregonians to better understand the regional impact of a Cascadia earthquake and the simple steps they can take now to be ready for disasters of all kinds by holding Prepare Out Loud in Lebanon on May 11. Community partners in Linn County will be participating in a preparedness and safety fair before and after the Prepare Out Loud presentation.

The Red Cross Prepare Out Loud presentation addresses the seismic significance of the Cascadia Subduction Zone and what to expect following an earthquake of this magnitude. The presentation also shares preparedness steps individuals and families can take now to be ready for other, more common disasters like home fires, floods and wildfires.

Prepare Out Loud in Linn County and Preparedness Fair Event Details
* Thursday, May 11, Preparedness Fair starts at 5:30 p.m., Prepare Out Loud starts at 6 p.m.
* Boulder Falls Conference Center -- 505 Mullins Drive, Lebanon, OR 97355
* The presentation and preparedness fair is FREE and open to the public
* RSVP: www.redcross.org/PrepareOutLoudLinnCounty

An emergency preparedness fair will be held immediately before and after the Prepare Out Loud presentation at 5:30 - 6 p.m. & 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. The following agencies will participate in the preparedness fair:
* OFD Foods, LLC
* Bi-Mart
* Linn County Fire Department
* Linn County Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue
* Linn County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) ?,? Linn County Sheriff Amateur Radio Emergency Services (A.R.E.S.)
* Linn County Roads Department
* Linn County Public Health Department
* Lebanon Fire Department
* Lebanon Police Department
* Samaritan Health
* American Red Cross

About Prepare Out Loud:
Prepare Out Loud presenter, Steve Eberlein, was witness to the destruction of the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami in Sri Lanka. The tsunami was caused by an underwater subduction zone earthquake and resulted in the deaths of nearly 300,000 people in 14 countries. His first-hand account of the incident lends perspective to the importance of preparedness. Following the Prepare Out Loud presentation, attendees will understand the steps they can take now to prepare for an earthquake and the central role their actions and voices play in building our community's resilience.

The Prepare Out Loud presentation covers:
* The science and history of the Cascadia Subduction Zone
* Human behavior during disasters
* What to expect during and after a Cascadia earthquake
* How to prepare to quickly locate your loved ones following a disaster
* How much food, water, and supplies you will need to take care of yourself and others

Prepare Out Loud presentations throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington are made possible by our generous regional partners:
* NW Natural
* Mountain House

"I encourage businesses to seriously consider making this presentation available to their employees and, if possible, their communities as soon as practicable," said James Merryman, president & chief operating officer of OFD Foods (parent company of Mountain House Foods). "The information it provides will help them and their families understand they can take a positive step by starting to prepare now. They will find some comfort in knowing they can help their family and friends in the event of such as disaster and in knowing you cared enough to bring this important information to their attention."

"We know we need to prepare for a disaster and Prepare Out Loud helps people and organizations know where to start," said Von Summers, community affairs manage for NW Natural. "I came to the presentation knowing I would learn more about the hazards we face in the Pacific Northwest. What I didn't realize is how motivating the topic could be. Prepare Out Loud inspires thought-provoking conversations and stimulates preparedness."

Visit www.redcross.org/PrepareOutLoud for more earthquake preparedness resources, including:
* A disaster preparedness kit-building checklist
* Instructions on how to make a family emergency plan
* Preparedness tips for seniors
* Preparedness tips for pets
* Information about water sources and storage
* Information on how to prepare out loud

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/Cascades or find Facebook at Red Cross Cascades Region, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and Instagram @RedCrossCasc.
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Red Cross Holds Free Earthquake & Disaster Preparedness Seminar in Portland-Metro Area (Photo)

RED CROSS HOLDS FREE EARTHQUAKE & DISASTER PREPAREDNESS SEMINAR IN PORTLAND-METRO AREA (PHOTO)


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: April 27th, 2017 3:32 PM
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The Red Cross is helping our community to be prepared for disasters big and small by holding its 'Prepare Out Loud' earthquake and disaster preparedness presentation in Clackamas on May 11.

CLACKAMAS, Ore., April 27, 2017 -- The American Red Cross and our community partners are helping Oregonians to better understand the impact of a 9.0 Cascadia earthquake and the simple steps they can take now to be ready for disasters of all kinds by holding Prepare Out Loud in Clackamas on May 11.
The Red Cross Prepare Out Loud presentation addresses the seismic significance of the Cascadia Subduction Zone and what to expect following an earthquake of this magnitude. The presentation also shares preparedness steps individuals and families can take now to be ready for other, more common disasters like home fires, floods and wildfires.

Prepare Out Loud Clackamas
* Date & Time: Thursday, May 11, 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
* Location: Camp Withycombe Armory, 15300 SE Minuteman Way, Clackamas, OR 97015
* The presentation is FREE and open to the public. RSVP at redcross.org/PrepareOutLoudClackamas or kpam.com

The Prepare Out Loud presentation covers:
* The science and history of the Cascadia Subduction Zone
* Human behavior during disasters
* What to expect during and after a Cascadia earthquake
* How to prepare to quickly locate your loved ones following a disaster
* How much food, water, and supplies you will need to take care of yourself and others

About Prepare Out Loud:
Prepare Out Loud presenter, Steve Eberlein, was witness to the destruction of the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami in Sri Lanka. The tsunami was caused by an underwater subduction zone earthquake and resulted in the deaths of nearly 300,000 people in 14 countries. His first-hand account of the incident lends perspective to the importance of preparedness. Following the Prepare Out Loud presentation, attendees will understand the steps they can take now to prepare for an earthquake and the central role their actions and voices play in building our community's resilience.

Prepare Out Loud presentations throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington are made possible by our generous regional partners:
* NW Natural
* Mountain House

Prepare Out Loud Clackamas is made possible by our generous event partners:
* PGE -- Event Presenting Sponsor
* Daimler -- Event Partner
* KPAM Radio and the Pamplin Media Group -- Media Partners

"I encourage businesses to seriously consider making this presentation available to their employees and, if possible, their communities as soon as practicable," said James Merryman, president & chief operating officer of OFD Foods (parent company of Mountain House Foods). "The information it provides will help them and their families understand they can take a positive step by starting to prepare now. They will find some comfort in knowing they can help their family and friends in the event of such as disaster and in knowing you cared enough to bring this important information to their attention."

"We know we need to prepare for a disaster and Prepare Out Loud helps people and organizations know where to start," said Von Summers, community affairs manage for NW Natural. "I came to the presentation knowing I would learn more about the hazards we face in the Pacific Northwest. What I didn't realize is how motivating the topic could be. Prepare Out Loud inspires thought-provoking conversations and stimulates preparedness."

Visit redcross.org/PrepareOutLoud for more earthquake preparedness resources, including:
* A disaster preparedness kit-building checklist
* Instructions on how to make a family emergency plan
* Preparedness tips for seniors
* Preparedness tips for pets
* Information about water sources and storage
* Information on how to prepare out loud

About the American Red Cross The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/Cascades or find Facebook at Red Cross Cascades Region, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and Instagram @RedCrossCasc.
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UPDATE -- Details in the arrest of Santiago Martinez-Flores --- UPDATE (Photo)

UPDATE -- DETAILS IN THE ARREST OF SANTIAGO MARTINEZ-FLORES --- UPDATE (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: April 27th, 2017 2:27 PM
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*******UPDATE 4-27-17 2:30pm***********

On Wednesday April 26, officials with the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol detained Santiago Martinez-Flores at the California/Mexico border, about 15 miles out of San Diego, on the Sheriff's Office warrant for the Feb. 26 sexual assault of a 9-year-old girl.

Martinez-Flores is currently detained at San Diego County Jail. No booking photo is available. A photo courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Patrol is attached.

A Clackamas County Sheriff's Office detective is currently traveling to Southern California to interview Martinez-Flores.

The extradition process to bring the suspect back to Clackamas County is underway.



Please reference CCSO Case # 17-5230

***********04-26-17 9:15pm*************UPDATE*****************

Suspect Santiago Martinez-Flores has been arrested and taken into custody in Southern California.

Additional information will be available late Thursday morning.

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A suspect in the burglary and sexual assault of a 9-year old girl has been identified through physical evidence. Photos of the suspect are attached, and the Sheriff's Office is seeking tips from the public.

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Child Abuse Team detectives have identified the suspect as Santiago Martinez-Flores, born 03/02/1969. At this writing he is 48 years old.

Santiago Martinez-Flores has also been known to use the aliases "Felipe Coeto" and "Isidro Ramos Flores."

The sexual assault occurred at the Clackamas Trails Apartments during the early morning hours of Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017.

Martinez-Flores has a lengthy criminal record dating back to 1994. He was last known to have been deported to Mexico in March of 2001 after serving approximately two years in the Oregon Department of Corrections.

Martinez-Flores has used several different aliases in the past ("Felipe Coeto" and "Isidro Ramos Flores," listed above) and could very well be using an alias at this time.

Several photos of Santiago Martinez-Flores are attached, as well as the original Sheriff's Office suspect sketch.

TIPS SOUGHT

Anyone with information that can help the Sheriff's Office locate and arrest Santiago Martinez-Flores is urged to contact our Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp . Please reference CCSO Case # 17-5230.

The March 1 release in this case is reproduced below.
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EARLIER (March 1, 2017, 2:22 p.m.) -- Sheriff's Office releases suspect sketch, seeks tips in sexual assault of 9-year-old

Please reference CCSO Case # 17-5230

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Child Abuse Team is asking the public for tips following the Feb. 26 sexual assault of a 9-year-old at the Clackamas Trails Apartments, located at 10411 SE Cook Ct. in unincorporated Clackamas County. A suspect sketch is attached.

During the early morning hours of Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, an unknown assailant broke into an apartment in the apartment complex. Once inside, the suspect sexually abused the young victim as she was sleeping.

The victim woke up during the assault -- and was later able to provide a description of the suspect.

A forensic artist met with the child and produced the attached sketch of the assailant, described as follows:

- Possibly a Hispanic male
- Unshaven
- Wearing a black sweater and a yellow, grey, and black beanie cap

TIPS SOUGHT

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp . Please reference CCSO Case # 17-5230.

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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Five People in Forest Grove

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOME FIRE AFFECTING FIVE PEOPLE IN FOREST GROVE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: April 27th, 2017 2:04 PM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on April 27, 2017, at approximately 10:30 a.m. in the 3000 block of Main St. in Forest Grove, Oregon. The fire affected five people, including three adults and two children.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, 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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Suspicious vehicle investigation results in OIS - No injuries

SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE INVESTIGATION RESULTS IN OIS - NO INJURIES


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: April 27th, 2017 1:53 PM
About 09:30 AM today a Clark County Sheriff's deputy spotted a suspicious occupied vehicle parked at a turnout at a remote area along the East Fork of the Lewis River at the 33800 Blk of NE Sunset Falls Road. The deputy made contact with the male vehicle driver and female passenger. The driver started the vehicle's engine and put the car in gear ignoring the deputy's commands and attempting to get away. The deputy fired one round from his service handgun. The suspect vehicle sped off east bound toward Sunset Falls campground.
Additional deputies responded to the area attempting to locate the suspect. Approximately 90 minutes later, the vehicle was spotted driving back west bound on Sunset Falls road. The suspect vehicle crashed into the rear of a commercial style flatbed truck that was also westbound on Sunset Falls road operated by an uninvolved party. The suspect vehicle was pinned in with a Sheriff's patrol vehicle and both the male driver and female passenger were taken into custody. No one was injured in the incident.
Both the adult male and adult female had outstanding felony arrest warrants. Detectives with the Major Crimes Unit are investigating the circumstances of the incident. The deputy will be placed on routine paid critical incident leave, a standard practice for any officer involved shooting. The names of those involved are not being released at this time. No further information is being released at this time.
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Person Deceased After Jumping from Burnside Bridge

PERSON DECEASED AFTER JUMPING FROM BURNSIDE BRIDGE


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: April 27th, 2017 1:02 PM
On Thursday April 27, 2017, at 12:26 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report that a person jumped from the Burnside Bridge onto the Eastbank Esplanade.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a male deceased on the floating dock below the Burnside Bridge.

Access to the Eastbank Esplanade and floating dock near the Burnside Bridge will be closed until the investigation at the scene is complete and the Medical Examiner takes custody of the body.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable.

The Portland Police Bureau created a video in 2013 titled, "What if You Could Turn Back the Clock on Suicide?" It is available for viewing at https://youtu.be/_1uz3cs-HdA

The Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center is available 24 hours a day at 503-988-4888.

If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please visit Cascadia or call 503-963-2575. Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has an urgent walk-in clinic, open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., 7 days a week. Payment is not necessary.

Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Information about the Portland Police Bureau's Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) and additional resources can be found by visiting http://portlandoregon.gov/police/bhu

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Traffic Crash Takes the Life of a Washington Man on Interstate 84 at MP 277 - Union County (Photo)

TRAFFIC CRASH TAKES THE LIFE OF A WASHINGTON MAN ON INTERSTATE 84 AT MP 277 - UNION COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: April 27th, 2017 12:05 PM
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On April 26, 2017, at about 2:59 p.m., Oregon State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on Interstate 84 near milepost 277, fourteen miles east of La Grande in Union County.

Preliminary information indicates that a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup, operated by Richard Arnold COCHRANE, age 77, and passenger, Joanne Kay COCHRANE, age 73, both from Spokane Valley, Washington, was traveling westbound on I-84 near milepost 277 when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crashed through a guardrail into the median and overturned. Richard COCHRANE suffered fatal injuries while Joanne COCHRANE suffered serious injuries and was transported to the Grande Ronde Hospital for treatment.

One lane of the eastbound and westbound lanes were closed for approximately three hours following the crash, until both lanes were reopened.

OSP was assisted by La Grande Fire Department, North Powder Fire Department and Oregon Department of Transportation. More information will be released when it becomes available.
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