Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Red Cross Wildfire Evacuation Shelter Opened in The Dalles, OR

RED CROSS WILDFIRE EVACUATION SHELTER OPENED IN THE DALLES, OR


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: July 17th, 2018 8:29 PM

The Red Cross has opened a shelter for wildfire evacuees in The Dalles, Oregon, due to the Substation Fire.

 

The shelter is located at:

The Dalles Middle School

1100 E 12th St.

The Dalles, OR 97058

 

Individuals and families affected by the wildfire and in need of shelter assistance are encouraged to simply show up at the shelter for help.

 

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 us on Facebook at Facebook.com/RedCrossCascades, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and find us on Instagram at @RedCrossCascades.

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Cowlitz Sheriff reports inmate who walked away from work crew earlier in the day has been captured. (Photo)

COWLITZ SHERIFF REPORTS INMATE WHO WALKED AWAY FROM WORK CREW EARLIER IN THE DAY HAS BEEN CAPTURED. (PHOTO)


News Release from Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: July 17th, 2018 4:54 PM
Downloadable file: Escaped Huigens, Monte
Downloadable file: Escasped Huigens Monte

Update#1:  4:30p.m. Thanks to help from tips from the public, the Kelso Police Department and Cowlitz Sheriff Deputies found Huigens hiding behind a house in north Kelso about 45 minutes ago.  He is back in custody.  

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Cowlitz County - Wash:  The Cowlitz Sheriff's Office is actively working a case where a Monte E. Huigens (36yrs)  has walked away from a corrections work crew that he was assigned to.  He was last scene near the Hall of Justice in Kelso about 10:30 a.m.    Huigens was in custody for investigation of Domestic Violence,  no contact order violation, harassment, and assault.   Deputies are working to locate the victim and notify her of his escape.    

There are photos of Huigens in this release.  It is IMPORTANT to note that Huigens has since shaved his hair and he is almost bald at this time.  He is 6-3 and 185 lbs.    He was last seen wearing a Organge Shirt with Stripes, and tan pants and red "Jordan" shoes.    

While there is no informatoin that suggests that Huigens is believed to be armed, people should call 911 if they spot him and not try to contact him if they see him.   

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Deputies Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash (Independence) **New Photo** (Photo)

DEPUTIES INVESTIGATING FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH (INDEPENDENCE) **NEW PHOTO** (PHOTO)


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: July 17th, 2018 4:50 PM
Downloadable file: Crash_1.jpg

Deputies Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash (Independence) Today, July 17th, at 2:22 p.m., deputies with the Marion county Sheriff’s Office were called to a two vehicle crash that occurred in the 7400 block of River Road South near the Independence Bridge. Deputies believe a west bound motorcycle was negotiating a corner when the rider crossed the center line and struck a west bound pickup truck.

The driver of the pickup truck was not injured, sadly the motorcyclist died on scene. There are no additional details available at this time and no information regarding either involved driver will be released until the proper notifications can be made. River Road South is currently closed to one lane until the crash can be cleared.  Please use caution if you are traveling in the area.  

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Deputies Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash (Independence) (Photo)

DEPUTIES INVESTIGATING FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH (INDEPENDENCE) (PHOTO)


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: July 17th, 2018 4:19 PM
Downloadable file: 20180717_160317.jpg

Deputies Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash (Independence) Today, July 17th, at 2:22 p.m., deputies with the Marion county Sheriff’s Office were called to a two vehicle crash that occurred in the 7400 block of River Road South near the Independence Bridge. Deputies believe a west bound motorcycle was negotiating a corner when the rider crossed the center line and struck a west bound pickup truck.

The driver of the pickup truck was not injured, sadly the motorcyclist died on scene. There are no additional details available at this time and no information regarding either involved driver will be released until the proper notifications can be made. River Road South is currently closed to one lane until the crash can be cleared.  Please use caution if you are traveling in the area.  

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Suspect Arrested After Reports of Armed Suspect Brandishing Gun On I-205 (Photo)

SUSPECT ARRESTED AFTER REPORTS OF ARMED SUSPECT BRANDISHING GUN ON I-205 (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: July 17th, 2018 4:16 PM
Downloadable file: Brandon E Anderson
Downloadable file: Firearm
Downloadable file: Firearm
On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at 10:05 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report that a suspect had pointed a gun at another motorist on northbound Interstate 205 south of Interstate 84.

As officers responded to the area, a description of the suspect, the suspect's vehicle and the suspect's last known location were broadcast to officers. A responding officer arrived and located a vehicle that matched the suspect vehicle description. The vehicle, a maroon Pontiac sedan, was being driven on the ramp from northbound Interstate 205 to westbound Interstate 84. The officer performed a traffic stop on the vehicle and driver and took the driver of the Pontiac into custody without incident.

During the investigation, officers learned the two drivers were stuck in traffic when the suspect retrieved and pointed a firearm at the victim after the victim would not give the man a cigarette.

As officers continued the investigation, they located a firearm in the Pontiac. Upon inspection of the realistic looking gun, it is was determined the gun was a replica. The replica firearm was seized as evidence (photographs provided with release).

The suspect was identified as 31-year-old Brandon E. Anderson. Anderson was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Menacing and a Post Prison Violation Warrant for a previous conviction of Burglary in the First Degree.

Anyone with information about this incident or Anderson should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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Response to Community Concerns Regarding Incident on Sunday in SE Portland (Photo)

RESPONSE TO COMMUNITY CONCERNS REGARDING INCIDENT ON SUNDAY IN SE PORTLAND (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: July 17th, 2018 2:58 PM
Downloadable file: Sworn to Protect
We are aware of an incident that occurred between two parties in the area of Southeast 63rd Avenue and Southeast Duke Street on Sunday, July 15, 2018, at 8:02 p.m. The incident was filmed and is being shown on Facebook. During this incident, an officer was flagged down about a disturbance. The officer stated that he arrived at the location of the disturbance and advised the parties to separate from one another. At that time the officer's directions stopped the interaction.

The Police Bureau is aware that speech, such as the speech present in this video, instills fear in members of our community. The Police Bureau works with community members and community organizations (https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/30476 ) regarding bias crimes.

Though the video does not necessarily convey everything that was occurring at the time of this incident, the officer who responded will include this video as part of his police report and it will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for consideration. East Precinct officers have interviewed the people involved in this incident and the associated reports will also be forwarded to the District Attorney's Office.

It is important to note that situations such as these are complex legally.

Under Oregon law, bias crimes are defined as any criminal act that targets a victim based on the suspect's perception of the victim's race, color, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin. Detectives work to determine whether or not bias elements are present during the reported crime that align with Oregon law as defined in the Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS):

* ORS 166.165 - Intimidation in the First Degree - https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/166.165
* ORS 166.155 -- Intimidation in the Second Degree - https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/166.155

The Oregon Revised Statute for Harassment, ORS 166.065 https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/ors/ors166.html
can also be considered. However, in 2008 in State v. Johnson, the Oregon Supreme Court determined ORS 166.065(1)(a)(B) violates Article I, section 8, of the Oregon Constitution.

The Portland Police Bureau understands the effect bias-motivated crimes can have on our community. We have a long-standing partnership with the LGBTQ community. Information about the partnership, called the Alliance for Safer Communities (ASC), can be found by visiting http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/31112

The Bureau investigates all reports of bias-motivated crimes and encourages any member of our community who is the victim of such a crime to contact law enforcement.

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Motorcyclist killed in single vehicle crash - Hwy 202 (Nehalem Hwy) - Clatsop County

MOTORCYCLIST KILLED IN SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH - HWY 202 (NEHALEM HWY) - CLATSOP COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: July 17th, 2018 1:57 PM

On July 16, 2018 at approximately 7:07 PM Oregon State Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle (motorcycle) crash on Hwy 202 near milepost 6.

Investigation revealed that a Triumph Motorcycle operated by Damian BURRELL, age 30 of Warrenton, was westbound on Hwy 202, traveling at a high rate of speed while passing, when he lost control of the motorcycle and traveled off the roadway and crashed into the water.  Passing motorists stopped to assist and pulled BURRELL from the water.   

BURRELL suffered fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

Oregon State Police were assisted on scene by Olney-Walluski Fire & Rescue, Medix Ambulance,  ODOT, Clatsop County Sheriff's Office, and the Clatsop County Medical Examiner.  

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