Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Portland Police Investigate Shots Fired in Northeast Portland's Holladay Park on Halloween Night

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
PORTLAND POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOTS FIRED IN NORTHEAST PORTLAND'S HOLLADAY PARK ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT
Posted: October 31st, 2012 11:49 PM
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This evening, Wednesday October 31, 2012, at 8:35 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct and the Gang Enforcement Team responded to the report of shots fired at Holladay Park, located at Northeast 11th Avenue and Holladay.

Officers arrived in the area and did not locate any victims. As officers checked the area, they contacted several juveniles that may have been in the park at the time of the shooting.

At this point, no arrests have been made and Gang Detectives are continuing the investigation. It is not known if this incident is connected to an earlier shots fired call at McDonald's in the Hollywood District.

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Portland Police Investigate Shots Fired in the Hollywood District on Halloween Night

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
PORTLAND POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOTS FIRED IN THE HOLLYWOOD DISTRICT ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT
Posted: October 31st, 2012 11:33 PM
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This evening, Wednesday October 31, 2012, at 8:09 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct responded to the McDonald's location at Northeast 39th Avenue and Tillamook Street on the report of shots fired.

Officers arrived and discovered that one round went through the window near the main entrance and another struck the bricks on the side of the restaurant.

Gang Enforcement Team officers arrived and began an investigation into the shooting.

At this point there is no suspect information to share and there are no known injuries to anyone.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to provide it to CrimeTips@PortlandOregon.gov.

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UPDATE: Major Crash Team Investigating Hit and Run to Pedestrian in Southeast Portland

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
UPDATE: MAJOR CRASH TEAM INVESTIGATING HIT AND RUN TO PEDESTRIAN IN SOUTHEAST PORTLAND
Posted: October 31st, 2012 11:15 PM

The victim in this hit and run, a 60-year-old male, died at a Portland hospital late Wednesday evening. Officers are continuing to investigate and the man's identity will be released after his family is notified.

The only additional information at this point is that the driver of the suspect vehicle, a black SUV, is described as a white male.

Anyone with information about this hit and run crash is urged to contact the Traffic Division at (503) 823-2103.

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This evening, Wednesday October 31, 2012, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to the report of a hit and run to a pedestrian at Southeast 71st and Powell.

Officers arrived and located the victim who was suffering from life-threatening injuries. The victim has been transported to a Portland hospital and the condition is not known at this time.

The suspect vehicle is described as a black SUV last seen westbound on Powell.

The Traffic Division Major Crash Team is responding to investigate.

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Update #4: Kelso Murder investigation lists Meiser as person of interest.

News Release from: Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office
UPDATE #4: KELSO MURDER INVESTIGATION LISTS MEISER AS PERSON OF INTEREST.
Posted: October 31st, 2012 10:34 PM

Update #4: October 31st 2012:

Cowlitz County Sheriff detectives report that Erik J. Meiser is a person of interest in the murder of Nick Fickett. Meiser is currently in custody in Clackamas County jail for an unrelated murder. Cowlitz detectives have information that Meiser was in Kelso during the time that Ficket was murdered and they are hoping to talk with anyone who had any contact with Meiser, especially if it was in late July of last year.

Meiser has made some statements to law enforcement that relate to the murder of Nick Fickett but media reports that Meiser has "apparently confessed" to the murder are not accurate. Because this is an ongoing investigation and Meiser has not been arrested or charged with the murder of Nick Fickett, detectives are not describing the specifics of Meiser's statements, or evidence that links Meiser to the murder of Fickett.

Anyone with information on the case should call Cowlitz County Detective Todd McDaniel at #60-577-3092. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 360-577-1205.

I (Charlie Rosenzweig) J. will be available for phone calls between 1:00 P.M. and 4:00 p.m. Thursday. I will not be available for any in-person camera interviews. If I don't answer, leave your name and number and I will call you back.

Previous release below-----------------
Update #3: Monday July 30th : Cowlitz County Sheriff Detectives are releasing the photo of Nick Fickett in hopes of gaining more information about Fickett. The flier attached to this release is being distributed to the public. Detectives are trying connect with folks who were with Fickett last week or who may have knowledge of Fickett's activities, especially last week.

Also....some media reports that evidence has been tured over to the crime lab are not accurate. The crime lab did assist with the collection and examination of the scene last week but the evidence has not been turned over to them at this time.

Also....Mr. Fickett would not have actually turned 29 years of age until next month.

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Update #2 - July 29th 5:00 p.m. Cowlitz County Coroner, Tim Davidson, has identified the victim in as Nicholaus "Nick" R. Fickett, 29 years, of Kelso, Washington. The case is a homicide and the victim died of multiple stab wounds. The death is believed to have occurred last Thursday, July 26th in the evening. The family has been notified.

The coroner, and the Sheriff's Office are not disclosing any further details of the nature of the death, as it is an on going investigation.

Detectives would like to talk with anyone who had contact with "Nick" last week, especially on Thursday or Friday; if so, please call Detective Todd McDaniel at (360) 577-3092. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 360-577-1206.

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UPDATE Saturday 11:00 a.m. : Cowlitz County Detectives are still on scene collecting processing the scene. The victim has been turned over to the coroner. Detectives are being assisted by approximately 20 volunteer searchers from Cowlitz, Clark,and Thurston Counties. Cowlitz County Sheriff boat operators are also working with 4 divers from Cowlitz Dive Rescue searching/diving the Cowlitz River near the crime scene.

Media will be allowed near the crime scene to take photos until 1:00 p.m. today. The location is at the south end of Cowlitz Gardens Lane, Kelso, Washington. CCD Rosenzweig will be on scene for contact.

It is important to note that we are still early in to the investigation so we are not releasing details about the cause or manner of death. We are also not releasing information about the identity or condition of the victim. An autopsy is tentatively set for Sunday and we will release another update on Sunday.

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Kelso, WA-At approximately 11:20 a.m. on Friday, Cowlitz County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a welfare check of a campsite on the east bank of the Cowlitz River in the Cowlitz Gardens area of North Kelso. Upon arrival, the body of a male was discovered in a tent at the unoccupied camp.
"There are some things about the scene that make this appear quite suspicious." said Cowlitz County Sheriff Mark Nelson. "We're being very deliberate in our processing of the scene in order to obtain the best possible evidence." Sheriff Nelson said.
At this time, Sheriff's detectives are on scene and processing the area for evidence. Currently, no identity on the deceased has been established, but deputies are pursuing leads. No cause of death has been determined.
Anyone with information is requested to call the Sheriff's Office at 360-577-3092 for Detective Sergeant Brad Thurman at extension 2346 or Detective Todd McDaniel at extension 2349.

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Major Crash Team Investigating Hit and Run to Pedestrian in Southeast Portland

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
MAJOR CRASH TEAM INVESTIGATING HIT AND RUN TO PEDESTRIAN IN SOUTHEAST PORTLAND
Posted: October 31st, 2012 10:00 PM

LThis evening, Wednesday October 31, 2012, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to the report of a hit and run to a pedestrian at Southeast 71st and Powell.

Officers arrived and located the victim who was suffering from life-threatening injuries. The victim has been transported to a Portland hispital and the condition is not known at this time.

The suspect vehicle is described as a black SUV last seen westbound on Powell.

The Traffic Division Major Crash Team is responding to investigate.

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UPDATE #2: Portland Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Northeast Portland's Kerns Neighborhood

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
UPDATE #2: PORTLAND POLICE INVESTIGATING FATAL CRASH IN NORTHEAST PORTLAND'S KERNS NEIGHBORHOOD
Posted: October 31st, 2012 8:58 PM
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The woman transported to the hospital after being revived at the scene of the crash ultimately died at a Portland hospital. The investigation is ongoing and her name will be released pending family notification.

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Medical personnel were able to revive the woman involved in the crash and have transported her to an area hospital. Her condition at this point is not known. Investigators will continue to process the crash scene and updates will be provided as they become available.

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This afternoon, Wednesday October 31, 2012, at 5:37 p.m., a Portland Police officer came across a single vehicle crash at Northeast 24th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard. The officer contacted the driver, an adult female, who appeared to be unconscious.

Medical personnel responded and determined that the driver was deceased, possibly of a medical event prior to the crash.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation.

The intersection of Northeast 24th and Sandy will be closed as officers conduct a crash investigation.

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UPDATE: Portland Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Northeast Portland's Kerns Neighborhood

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
UPDATE: PORTLAND POLICE INVESTIGATING FATAL CRASH IN NORTHEAST PORTLAND'S KERNS NEIGHBORHOOD
Posted: October 31st, 2012 6:40 PM
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Medical personnel were able to revive the woman involved in the crash and have transported her to an area hospital. Her condition at this point is not known. Investigators will continue to process the crash scene and updates will be provided as they become available.

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This afternoon, Wednesday October 31, 2012, at 5:37 p.m., a Portland Police officer came across a single vehicle crash at Northeast 24th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard. The officer contacted the driver, an adult female, who appeared to be unconscious.

Medical personnel responded and determined that the driver was deceased, possibly of a medical event prior to the crash.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation.

The intersection of Northeast 24th and Sandy will be closed as officers conduct a crash investigation.

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Portland Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Northeast Portland's Kerns Neighborhood

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
PORTLAND POLICE INVESTIGATING FATAL CRASH IN NORTHEAST PORTLAND'S KERNS NEIGHBORHOOD
Posted: October 31st, 2012 6:18 PM
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This afternoon, Wednesday October 31, 2012, at 5:37 p.m., a Portland Police officer came across a single vehicle crash at Northeast 24th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard. The officer contacted the driver, an adult female, who appeared to be unconscious.

Medical personnel responded and determined that the driver was deceased, possibly of a medical event prior to the crash.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation.

The intersection of Northeast 24th and Sandy will be closed as officers conduct a crash investigation.

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Jewell School Inmate Service Project

News Release from: Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
JEWELL SCHOOL INMATE SERVICE PROJECT
Posted: October 31st, 2012 4:17 PM
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On October 30th and 31st, 2012, Washington County Sheriff's Office worked together
with five other Sheriff's Offices to build a trail at the Jewell School in the community
of Jewell in Clatsop County. The Jewell school district allows the Sheriff's Office to
use their buildings and surrounding area every summer to hold a Search and
Rescue Training Academy (SARTA).
The trail will provide the community and the school with a two mile trail through the
dense forested area adjacent to the school property. The new trail will provide a
moderately difficult hike through the woods with a gravel and wood chip base.
Washington County along with Clatsop, Multnomah, Clackamas, Yamhill, and Marion
County Sheriff's Offices utilized their inmate work crews to provide the labor for the
project. There were more than 60 inmate workers providing over 700 hours of
labor to complete the trail construction. County Sheriff's inmate crews often work
on smaller clean-up projects in parks or on the roadways.
Washington County Jail Inmate "Doug" said he enjoyed the program and enjoyed
doing something good for the community. Residents used to walk on the county
road or the track at the school prior to the trails construction.
Washington County Sheriff Pat Garrett said, "This is a great way to give back to the
Jewell community whose facilities are an important part of training our Search and
Rescue personnel."
Washington County Search and Rescue deploy more than 25 times a year to locate
lost or missing people.

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UPDATE: 2-Year-Old Boy Found Safe in Home of Deceased Southeast Portland Woman

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
UPDATE: 2-YEAR-OLD BOY FOUND SAFE IN HOME OF DECEASED SOUTHEAST PORTLAND WOMAN
Posted: October 31st, 2012 4:02 PM
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The Oregon State Medical Examiner has determined that the woman, 40-year-old Micaela Quinn, died of natural causes.

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This morning, Wednesday October 31, 2012, at 8:31 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to a residence in the 10100 block of Southeast Long Street on the report of a deceased female inside the home. Additionally, officers learned that a 2-year-old boy was alone in the residence.

Officers arrived and contacted the caller, who told police that she hadn't heard from her friend for a few days so she came to check on her. The deceased was reported to have ongoing medical issues.

Officers located the woman who was clearly deceased and called for detectives, Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division and the Medical Examiner. Based on the preliminary investigation, the woman's death appears to be natural.

The 2-year-old boy was transported to a Portland hospital as a precaution. He appeared in good health although he was clearly hungry and thirsty.

Detectives and the Medical Examiner will work with the Oregon Department of Human Services to locate family for the child.

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Oregon National Guard says farewell to Army National Guard's new Senior Enlisted Advisor

News Release from: Oregon Military Department
OREGON NATIONAL GUARD SAYS FAREWELL TO ARMY NATIONAL GUARD'S NEW SENIOR ENLISTED ADVISOR
Posted: October 31st, 2012 3:25 PM
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PHOTOS:

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Command Sgt. Maj. Brunk Conley, newly appointed Senior Enlisted Advisor of the Army National Guard, shares a laugh with his wife, Laura, during a presentation by the Oregon National Guard's new State Command Sgt. Maj., Shane Lake, during a farewell ceremony for Conley, Oct. 30, at the Anderson Readiness Center in Salem, Ore. Conley left his duty as the Oregon National Guard State Command Sgt. Maj. for the promotion. He attributed much of his success to his wife. (Photo by Sgt. Cory Grogan, Oregon Military Department)


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The Oregon National Guard's new State Command Sgt. Maj., Shane Lake, presents outgoing Oregon National Guard State Command Sgt. Maj., Brunk Conley, with an inscribed sabre during a farewell ceremony, Oct. 30 at the Anderson Readiness Center in Salem, Ore. Conley is the Senior Enlisted Advisor of the Army National Guard. (Photo by Sgt. Cory Grogan, Oregon Military Department)

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Former Oregon National Guard State Command Sgt. Maj., Brunk Conley, addresses a crowd during a farewell ceremony, Oct. 30 at the Anderson Readiness Center in Salem, Ore. Conley is the new Senior Enlisted Advisor of the Army National Guard. (Photo by Sgt. Cory Grogan, Oregon Military Department)

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Maj. Gen. Raymond Rees, Adjutant General, Oregon, stands on stage next to former Oregon National Guard State Command Sgt. Maj., Brunk Conley, as he addresses a crowd during a farewell ceremony, Oct. 30 at the Anderson Readiness Center in Salem, Ore. Conley is the new Senior Enlisted Advisor of the Army National Guard. (Photo by Sgt. Cory Grogan, Oregon Military Department)

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TVF&R Reminds Citizens to Prepare for Disaster

News Release from: Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue
TVF&R REMINDS CITIZENS TO PREPARE FOR DISASTER
Posted: October 31st, 2012 2:57 PM

As millions of people prepare to spend another night in the dark on the east coast after Hurricane Sandy roared ashore, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue reminds Oregonians that similarly crippling disasters can happen in the Northwest. Now is the time to prepare your family for a disaster. Although Oregon doesn't suffer from hurricanes like Sandy, the region is susceptible to massive wind storms that can knock out power and cripple transportation infrastructure for weeks at a time. The Northwest is also earthquake country and massive, devastating earthquakes are a real threat.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue trains extensively for disaster operations and builds fire stations to withstand an earthquake, but firefighters and emergency workers may not be able to immediately get to your home or business after a major earthquake or storm. TVF&R hopes that Hurricane Sandy is a reminder to Northwesterners to stockpile emergency supplies and make a plan.

"Wind storms, snow storms, and earthquakes could all happen here," says TVF&R Public Information Officer Brian Barker. "You and your family may have to survive on your own for a week or longer without outside help. Grocery stores may be closed and power may be out. It is all of our responsibilities to build an emergency kit for our families. "

TVF&R recommends that families prepare an emergency kit with enough food and water to survive for at least 3 days. Every family's emergency kit will be different, but TVF&R recommends that you consider the following:

- Food - Store enough food for every member of your family to survive for at least 3-4 days. Use canned or foil-pouch foods for easy storage and long shelf life. Choose ready-to-eat meat, fruits, and vegetables that your family likes.
- Water - Store 3-4 days of water for each family member. One gallon per person per day is recommended for cooking, drinking, and washing. Remember to include water for your pets.
- Start with what you already have - If you're a camper or backpacker, you've got a head start. Your cook stove, tent, and other gear can double as emergency supplies.
- Think about what you literally can't survive without - Medications? Home oxygen? Powered medical equipment? Mobility aids?
- Stock essential supplies for the long haul. Even if you can obtain food and water within 3-4 days, medications or medical supplies may be unavailable for a week ormore. Consider one week's worth of essential medications and oxygen bottles as a minimum; two weeks' worth is even better.
- Other Stuff You Need - Pack a flash light, batteries, tools, a first aid kit, cash, blankets, a tarp, and more.

TVF&R also reminds families to make an emergency communications plan so family members can contact each other after a disaster. Think about how you would reach each other if your cell phone didn't work. Add an out-of-state family member or friend as your contact in case local telephone lines are down. Instruct all family members to call the out-of-state number to check in if they can't get through on a local telephone line.

TVF&R's website includes a wealth of ideas for families to consider as they prepare for a disaster. Visit TVFR.com and navigate to the Safety Tips section to learn more. We have also partnered with the Washington County Office of Consolidated Emergency Management to create a website called Take5toSurvive.com that breaks family emergency preparedness down into a list of simple, 5 minute projects.

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Yamhill County Sheriff's Office Requests help with ATV thefts

News Release from: Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office
YAMHILL COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE REQUESTS HELP WITH ATV THEFTS
Posted: October 31st, 2012 2:43 PM
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Yamhill County Sheriff's Office is requesting help in locating suspects in the theft of two ATV's. The thefts occurred around October 18th, at two different residences on Ballston Road outside of Sheridan, Oregon. A 2008 Red Yamaha Grizzly and 2007 Olive Green Honda Rincon were taken within Â1/2 mile of each other. A vehicle of interest is a light blue 70's Ford pickup with a single cab and long box. This vehicle was seen parked nosed in with its hood up at the driveway to the barn of one of the thefts. A short time later a neighbor saw the Red Yamaha being driven by a larger woman and a lighter colored Ford pickup following behind. The driver of the pickup was smaller in stature.

In keeping with open communication with Polk County, Yamhill County Sheriff's Office learned that Polk County has also taken three reports of ATV thefts; two near Perrydale and one near Willamina.

Yamhill County Sheriff Jack Crabtree stated, "We are asking for the communities help in identifying the suspects and suspect vehicle. Citizens are encouraged to report suspicious vehicles to our office as those reports may assist our Office in solving these types of criminal activity. People should always keep serial numbers and photographs of their ATV's in a safe place. Doing so increases the chance of recovery."

For those who may have information on the suspects and suspect vehicle you are asked to call our anonymous tip line (800) 577-1707.

Photo attached is a similar vehicle, not actual suspect vehicle.

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City of Portland Part I Crime Stats Through October 13

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
CITY OF PORTLAND PART I CRIME STATS THROUGH OCTOBER 13
Posted: October 31st, 2012 2:23 PM
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Neighborhood crime statistics are regularly available by visiting www.portlandpolice.com and using the CrimeStats tool.

The attached document is Part I Crimes only, as defined by the Uniform Crime Reporting Program.

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Portland Parks & Recreation Partners for Grand Opening of Harper's Playground: Saturday, November 3, 11am

News Release from: Portland Parks & Recreation
PORTLAND PARKS & RECREATION PARTNERS FOR GRAND OPENING OF HARPER'S PLAYGROUND: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 11AM
Posted: October 31st, 2012 2:19 PM
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(Portland, OR) -

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) & Harper's Playground announce the grand opening of the new, universally-accessible playground at PP&R's Arbor Lodge Park. The north Portland playground provides access for all on every play feature.

The play area is the result of a remarkable public-private partnership between PP&R and the Goldberg family. It is named Harper's Playground after Harper Goldberg, whose family spearheaded the extraordinary fundraising efforts for the playground.

Portland Parks & Recreation views Harper's Playground, which began construction in June 2012, as a neighborhood destination and gathering space for all.

WHAT: Grand Opening Celebration for Harper's Playground with music and food
WHEN: Saturday, November 3, 11am
WHERE: Harper's Playground at Arbor Lodge Park, N. Bryant & Delaware Ave

Harper's Playground has all-inclusive play structures, featuring wheelchair- and walker-friendly elements integrated into play equipment.

"Just three years ago, dedicated parents Cody and April Goldberg envisioned a playground where their child, Harper, could play alongside other neighborhood kids," says Portland Parks Commissioner Nick Fish. "They've shared their compelling vision, generated incredible community support, and have allowed for an innovative playground that will serve as a model for park improvements across the country."

PP&R was able to facilitate construction on the project thanks to the funds that the Goldberg family and valued partners were able to raise.

Program:
* Andrew Dickson, event emcee
* Jennifer Yocom, Chief of Staff to Mayor Sam Adams
* Tom Griffin-Valade, North Portland Community Works
* Christina Skellenger, Gerding Edlen Development
* Mauricio Villarreal, PLACE Studio
* Song / The Sale
* Nick Fish, Portland Parks Commissioner
* Sandra Burtzos, Portland Parks & Recreation
* Bob Grimmig, Construction Team
* Pete Helzer, Bronze Artist
* Cody Goldberg, Harper's dad
* Song by Mr. Ben
* Ribbon Cutting by 8-year-old Arbor Lodge neighbor Archie Keppy

The Goldbergs say they have been delighted by the support they have received from Portland Parks & Recreation and the community for their efforts.

"We are honored to have received so much love and support throughout these past three years," says Cody Goldberg, Harper's father. "Archie, who will do the ribbon-cutting, represents all the children who invested in this playground and who will enjoy it for years to come."

"I would like to thank, in particular, our talented and equally passionate project team, MIG, Inc and Girvin Associates, for the incredible concept plan and renderings, PLACE studios for taking the design to new heights and for a complete team effort in making the dream a reality, and Gerding Edlen Development and Walsh Construction for outstanding project management - and for building the coolest playground in the city!"

History of Harper's Playground
The Goldberg family lives near Arbor Lodge Park, and had noticed that their daughter had difficulty using the existing play structure there.

They began raising funds through events such as bake and rummage sales, and neighborhood kids' concerts. But the efforts soon ballooned to include notable partners and businesses committed to making this public-private partnership a reality.

The famous Timbers Army, ardent supporters of their team and community, sold a limited edition Harper's Playground scarf through the Timbers' 2011 season. The Army has raised nearly $65,000 for Harper's Playground in total. They also agreed to be the lone presenting sponsor of the ribbon-cutting event, allowing for the food and performances to be offered to guests free of charge.

When Cody Goldberg spoke at a marketing class at the University of Portland last fall, he inspired Emma Nelson, a senior defender on the powerhouse women's soccer team. She invited her Pilot teammates to get involved with Harper's Playground. The result: the Pilots held a season-long fundraiser that raised $5,000 for Harper's Playground. The team has decided to adopt the cause again this coming season, and co-captain Taylor Brooke worked as an intern for Harper's Playground during the past summer.

Some motivated volunteers helped the Goldbergs put on an auction gala in April of 2011 that raised $54,000. The gala was presented by The Standard, which sponsored several other Harper's Playground events over the three years.

Harper's Playground got a vital boost when the W. Glen Boyd Charitable Foundation contributed $75,000 to the cause.

About Harper
Harper Rose Kligman Goldberg is the daughter of Cody and April Goldberg, who live in north Portland's Arbor Lodge neighborhood.

Doctors predicted that Harper, who has a developmental disability, would never walk nor talk. However, Harper defied medical expectation by taking her first independent steps at the age of five. Though she still uses a walker much of the time, Harper loves to enjoy playgrounds, and now has the city's newest one named in her honor.

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Crime Stoppers Case #12-42 Vancouver Car Prowler

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
CRIME STOPPERS CASE #12-42 VANCOUVER CAR PROWLER
Posted: October 31st, 2012 12:44 PM
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The Vancouver Police Department, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in arresting a car thief who has used the car to steal other cars and to commit dozens of car prowls.

On October 23, 2012, Vancouver (WA) Police East and West Neighborhood Response Teams (NRT) were conducting surveillance at a Vancouver apartment complex in at attempt to locate a white 2010 Ford Fusion four-door, Oregon plate WVN807 (plate stolen from a different vehicle). This stolen vehicle is suspected in numerous vehicle prowls including theft of a firearm, frauds that were committed from credit/debit card theft, hit and run, Assault in the First Degree, and fleeing from marked police vehicles on multiple occasions.

While conducting surveillance, two subjects approached the Fusion, entered both the driver and passenger doors and started the vehicle. Surveillance units in undercover cars drove into the lot and "pinned" (made physical contact with the rear bumper of the suspect vehicle) the Fusion against a curb it was parked against.

Detectives wearing clothing clearly identifying them as "police", and identifying themselves verbally to the suspects as "police" numerous times, ordered the occupants of the vehicle to comply. Instead, the driver of the Fusion punched the gas, went over the curbing and up onto a grass embankment and against a utility box. The driver then put the Fusion in reverse, accelerated at a very high rate and slammed backward into the undercover car hitting it hard enough to move it approximately 10 feet backwards and spin it 90 degrees.

As this occurred, one Sergeant jumped away from the Fusion and undercover car to avoid being struck. The suspect driver then accelerated at a high rate forward directly toward a second undercover vehicle and another Detective who jumped out of the way as the Fusion accelerated past and fled the parking lot.

The Fusion fled north from the area running stop signs at a high rate of speed.

Vancouver Police units in the area observed the Fusion eastbound on Southeast 29th Street at SE 164th Avenue but lost it at that location.

This vehicle was located abandoned in Camas, Washington on October 28, 2012.

Surveillance photos of the suspect and the recovered vehicle have been released to assist the public with identification.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and you can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at www.crimestoppersoforegon.com, text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

Media Contact:
Kim Kapp
Public Information Coordinator
Vancouver Police Department
(360) 487-7490
kim.kapp@cityofvancouver.us

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MCSO Holds City of Jefferson Shoulder Patch Contest

News Release from: Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
MCSO HOLDS CITY OF JEFFERSON SHOULDER PATCH CONTEST
Posted: October 31st, 2012 12:17 PM
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Together with the City of Jefferson, the Marion County Sheriff's Office is inviting all students from the 6th to the 12th grade to participate in a competition to design a new uniform shoulder patch to be worn by our deputies patrolling the City of Jefferson.

Our Office has provided contracted police services to the City since about 1995. Sheriff Jason Myers was actually one of the first deputies assigned to work the City of Jefferson contract. Currently, two deputies, Aaron West and Cliff Self, collectively spend about 80 hours a week patrolling the City. Both of their patrol cars are specially marked with "Jefferson Patrol" decals (photo attached).

The strategy behind the branding program is to strengthen the already-positive relationship we share with the residents of the City. Wearing the shoulder patches designed by Jefferson students and marking the patrol vehicles further provides them some autonomy and improves the partnership with our office.

The patch contest ends November 20th, when the winning design will be selected by representatives from the City and the Sheriff's Office.

Contest rules are provided to contestants. To retain some consistency to our current shoulder patch, contestants are asked in use certain colors and preference will be given to designs employing a 7-point star. A copy of the rules is attached to this release, and copies are also available at City Hall in Jefferson.

Design submissions should be delivered or sent City Hall, 163 North Main Street.

Anyone with questions can contact Deputy Aaron West at 503.932.1027 or Awest@co.marion.or.us.

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2-Year-Old Boy Found Safe in Home of Deceased Southeast Portland Woman

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
2-YEAR-OLD BOY FOUND SAFE IN HOME OF DECEASED SOUTHEAST PORTLAND WOMAN
Posted: October 31st, 2012 11:00 AM
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This morning, Wednesday October 31, 2012, at 8:31 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to a residence in the 10100 block of Southeast Long Street on the report of a deceased female inside the home. Additionally, officers learned that a 2-year-old boy was alone in the residence.

Officers arrived and contacted the caller, who told police that she hadn't heard from her friend for a few days so she came to check on her. The deceased was reported to have ongoing medical issues.

Officers located the woman who was clearly deceased and called for detectives, Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division and the Medical Examiner. Based on the preliminary investigation, the woman's death appears to be natural.

The 2-year-old boy was transported to a Portland hospital as a precaution. He appeared in good health although he was clearly hungry and thirsty.

Detectives and the Medical Examiner will work with the Oregon Department of Human Services to locate family for the child.

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UPDATE: Portland Police Officer and Suspect Injured During Struggle in Downtown Portland

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
UPDATE: PORTLAND POLICE OFFICER AND SUSPECT INJURED DURING STRUGGLE IN DOWNTOWN PORTLAND
Posted: October 31st, 2012 10:45 AM
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The suspect who pulled a knife on two police officers in Downtown Portland last night was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on multiple charges late Tuesday evening.

19-year-old Frank Heselton Jr. was charged with two counts of Attempted Assault of a Public Safety Officer, two counts of Menacing, and one count each of Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Interfering with a Police Officer, Reckless Endangerment, Resist Arrest, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Officers contacted Heselton at Southwest 11th Avenue and Columbia. Based on Heselton's behavior, they were concerned that he might be involved in drug and or car prowl activity.

When the officers approached Heselton to talk to him, he shoved one of the officers, who then pushed him against the wall and held him there to prevent Heselton from running or assaulting the officers.

Heselton pulled a dagger from his waistband and the officer backed away from him and announced to his partner officer that Heselton had a knife. Heselton began to run away, knife in hand, from the officers towards several people walking on the sidewalk. One officer fired a Taser at Heselton, which caused Heselton to fall to the ground, but he quickly got up and maintained the knife in his hand as he ran away.

Officers continued to chase Heselton as they called for cover officers to come to the area.

On Southwest Salmon Street, between 11th and 12th Avenues, officers were able to catch up to Heselton and knock him to the ground. During the course of taking Heselton into custody, one officer deployed a Taser, which resulted in Heselton releasing the knife and being taken into custody after violently struggling with officers. The knife was recovered at the scene.

While knocking Heselton to the ground and during the ensuing struggle, one officer suffered injuries requiring transport to a Portland hospital.

Officer John Billard, an eight year veteran of the Portland Police Bureau, remained in the hospital overnight for treatment for two broken ribs, a bruised lung, and a head wound requiring seven staples. He is in good condition and will be released today. Officer Billard is assigned to the Gang Enforcement Team.

Officer Billard does not wish to do any interviews but would like to thank community members for their concerns as well as the staff at the hospital for his excellent care.

Heselton was also transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to minor injuries. He was released after a few hours and transported to jail.

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This evening, Tuesday October 30, 2012, at approximately 7:30 p.m., two Portland Police officers contacted a man at Southwest 12th Avenue and Columbia Street. Officers had reason to take the man into custody and as they were approaching him the man pulled a knife on the officers.

The officers backed away and the man took off running. Officers chased the man on foot and after a lengthy pursuit they caught up with him at Southwest 12th Avenue and Salmon Street. While taking the man into custody officers deployed a Taser. During the struggle, one officer and the suspect suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Both have been transported to area hospitals for treatment.

The suspects name and charges will be released at a later time.

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OMSI Update: Nov.-Dec. Exhibits, Events and Shows

News Release from: OMSI
OMSI UPDATE: NOV.-DEC. EXHIBITS, EVENTS AND SHOWS
Posted: October 31st, 2012 10:23 AM
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FEATURED EXHIBITIONS

RACE: Are We So Different?
September 26, 2012 - January 1, 2013
People are different. Throughout history, these differences have been a source of community strength and personal identity. They have also been the basis for discrimination and oppression. Contemporary scientific understanding of human variation now challenges the idea of racial differences, and even questions the very concept of race. RACE: Are We So Different? is the first national exhibition to tell the story of race from biological, cultural, and historical points of view. Introducing the idea of race as a primarily social construct, as opposed to a physical reality, the exhibit invites visitors to challenge how they perceive their differences and similarities.

RACE: Are We So Different is a project of the American Anthropological Association and is sponsored by the Ford Foundation and National Science Foundation.
This exhibition is sponsored locally by The Standard and Catlin Gabel. Media sponsors include El Hispanic News, PQ Monthly, and The Skanner.

The price of the exhibit is included in paid museum admission. Members are free. For more information, visit www.omsi.edu.

Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body
September 29, 2012-January 6, 2013
Adapted from the best-selling children's book, Grossology, by author and science teacher Sylvia Branzei, this internationally touring exhibition uses sophisticated animatronics and imaginative exhibits to explain the good, the bad and the downright ugly about runny noses, body odor and much more. Visitors are invited to satisfy their natural curiosity about the human body by exploring all the slimy, mushy, oozy, scaly and stinky gross (yet scientific) things that occur within them every day. Grossology presents guests the option to be a kidney, climb a human skin wall, or even walk through a giant nose. They can round out their visit with stops at the Vomit Center and Toot Toot feature, play Gas Attack Pinball, and slide through a 3-D model of the digestive system.

This exhibition was created and produced by Advanced Animations, LLC., in collaboration with Science World British Columbia.

The price of the exhibit is included in paid museum admission. Members are free. For more information, visit www.omsi.edu.

EXHIBITIONS

Clever Together: Our Everyday Choices (Juntos somos ingeniosos: Una decisión a la vez)
Now Open
Small, sustainable actions make a big impact when adopted by the hundreds, thousands, or even the hundreds of thousands! That's the message OMSI hopes to impart on visitors to its new, permanent bilingual exhibit, Clever Together: Our Everyday Choices or Juntos somos ingeniosos: Una decisión a la vez. Opening in the museum's revamped Earth Hall this October, Clever Together will encourage guests to weigh the environmental, economic and social impacts of their choices. It will feature engaging interactive displays centered on topics such as food, transportation, product consumption, and energy use. Visitors are invited to use "human power" to take a virtual walk or bike-ride through familiar places in the Portland metro region, employ smart sorting tactics to divert waste from landfills, and find ways to save energy in a funky room furnished with everyday home appliances and personal electronics.

This exhibit was supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DRL-0917595.

The price of the exhibit is included in paid museum admission. Members are free. For more information, visit www.omsi.edu.

Local Voices, Clever Choices (Nuestras voces, nuestras decisiones)
OMSI is inviting the public to learn how simple choices can protect the environment, improve a family's finances, and even bring a community closer together. Finding out how is as easy as calling a new phone line: 503-797-4686, or visiting OMSI's sustainability-themed website (www.omsi.edu/choices or www.omsi.edu/decisiones) to hear and see local stories in both English and Spanish from everyday people about their own sustainable choices. The bilingual campaign also incorporates posters, signs, swag, and sustainable art pieces around the Portland metro area featuring stories relevant to specific locations.

The website displays slideshows and presents sustainability challenges for visitors to undertake, ultimately earning badges and winning prizes. Users can also upload photos and contribute their own stories to the voices of the community.

Local Voices, Clever Choices is a companion to OMSI's new permanent exhibit Clever Together, and is made possible by the support of the National Science Foundation.

Simply Beautiful: Photographs from National Geographic
In OMSI's National Geographic Photo Gallery
July 18, 2012-February 10, 2013
Take a journey through variations on the universal theme of beauty. More than 50 images feature the work of some of the most famous National Geographic photographers. Experience the visual delight of stunning landscapes and magnificent wildlife to fascinating people and quaint locales. Simply Beautiful illustrates how we can find beauty, often overlooked, in nearly everything.

The price of the exhibit is included in paid museum admission. Members are free. For more information, visit www.omsi.edu. For more information on National Geographic's photography exhibitions, visit http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/exhibits.

EVENTS

Celebrate Sustainably
November 4, 2012, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Discover ways that you can make your celebrations more sustainable with homemade gifts, ornaments, wrapping paper, and healthy treats!

NEW INFO
20th Annual Winter Weather Forecast Conference
November 17, 2012, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the OMSI Auditorium
COST: FREE
The Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) is hosting its 20th annual Winter Weather Forecast Conference. The National Weather Service will be giving a winter weather forecast for 2012/2013 along with additional forecasts from fellow meteorologists Jim Little, George Taylor & Kyle Dittmer. We will also feature a look back at last winter's weather with Mark Nelsen.

OMSI After Dark
It's childfree, brain-building science fun featuring live demos, new featured exhibitions, and old favorites! Tasty snacks, sweets, beer, and wine from regional food and beverage artisans. 21+ only, IDs required. OMSI After Dark is held the last Wednesday of every month.

The End of the World As We Know It
Wednesday, November 28, 6-10 p.m.
Cost: $12 for non-members, $6 for OMSI members, FREE for OMSI After Dark members
The big day is coming - are you ready?! What survival skills would you need to survive in an apocalypse or to fight off a zombie attack? Does the Mayan calendar really predict the end of the world? With tongue in cheek, we explore the end of the world in myth and reality.

NEW INFO
OMSI After Dark is taking a break for the holiday season! See you in January 2013!

Science Pub - Portland: (Bagdad Theater)
Science Pub-Bagdad Theater is a monthly event that is open to all ages. No RSVP or scientific background required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge! For more information, visit: http://www.omsi.edu/sciencepubportland.
Bagdad Theater & Pub, 3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland
$5.00 suggested cover charge, unless otherwise noted.

Beer, a Tasty Blend of Art, History, and Science with Tom Shellhammer, Nor'Wester professor of fermentation science at OSU, and Jeff Clawson, Pilot Brewery manager at OSU
Monday, November 5, 7-9 p.m.
Do you know the difference between an ale and a lager? Or why traditional German brewers boiled malt during the brewing process when English brewers did not? Although many microbrewers today approach brewing as an art form, understanding the science behind the process is essential for making consistently good beer. Researchers in the brewing industry have made major advances in basic science over the past four centuries, laying the foundation for today's beers. Building on that history, Oregon brewers support a vibrant microbrew industry with more breweries in Portland ("Beervana") than any other metro area in the world. OSU, one of two universities in the United States to offer a fermentation degree program, is one of the reasons behind Oregon's sudsy success and has played a key role in the Oregon brewing industry. Come to this Science Pub to hear about some of the facts, processes, and the science behind brewing tasty beer.

Skulls: An Exploration of Alan Dudley's Curious Collection with Simon Winchester, author of the bestselling The Professor and the Madman and Krakatoa
Tuesday, November 27, 7-9 p.m.
This is a special Science Pub author event!
Skulls tells the story of the skull, in both the human and animal worlds. For thousands of years skulls have exerted an almost inexplicable power over the human imagination. They are symbols both of existence and of former existence; they are freighted with terror and awe; they tell of life, death, and the afterlife, of good and evil, of danger, authority and majesty. Perhaps no other biological entity retains such a grip on human psychology as does this assemblage of hollow bone- a mass of domes and sockets and jaws and of mysterious interior passageways and canals. At this Science Pub, be part of a spellbinding visual exploration of an obsessive collector of what some may call the macabre--over 300 animal skulls, including amphibians, birds, fish, mammals, and reptiles.

NEW INFO
Getting to the Heart of Nutrition: Health for a Lifetime, with Kent Thornburg, PhD, Professor and Associate Chief for Research in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and director of the Heart Research Center at OHSU
Monday, December 3, 7-9 p.m.
More info coming soon.

Science Pub - Portland: (Mission Theater)
Science Pub-Mission Theater is a monthly event that is open to anyone aged 21+ (or minor with adult). No RSVP or scientific background required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge! For more information, visit: http://www.omsi.edu/sciencepubportland.
Mission Theater & Pub, 1624 NW Glisan, Portland
$5.00 suggested cover charge.

NEW INFO
Chasing Ice: Filming Our Changing Climate with Adam LeWinter, Extreme Ice Survey Field Coordinator and researcher at the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab
Friday, November 9, 7-9 p.m.
This is a special Friday night science pub!
National Geographic photographer James Balog was once a climate-change skeptic. But a 2005 trip to the Arctic changed his mind--and his life. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, Balog conceived The Extreme Ice Survey and began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the Arctic to capture a multiyear record of the world's changing glaciers. These hauntingly beautiful videos--which compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate--are part of the new film Chasing Ice, which opens at the Hollywood Theater on Nov. 16. Speaker Adam LeWinter has worked and filmed extensively in Greenland, Iceland, Alaska, Montana, and Nepal. As the climate-change debate polarizes America and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, LeWinter shares clips of the film--and the story of one man's mission to change history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet.

The Tortoise and the Hare: Slow vs. Fast Earthquakes with Dr. Gregory Beroza, Wayne Loel Professor and department of geophysics chair, Stanford University
Tuesday, November 13, 7-9 p.m.
In the past decade, earthquake scientists have discovered a family of unusually slow earthquakes. Like ordinary earthquakes, they can occur in diverse geologic environments and slip on the same faults. Unlike their ordinary counterparts, they take a long time to unfold, growing at a constant rate instead of explosively. Comprising a new category of earthquakes, these slow quakes occur on the deep extension of large faults - a location that is "strategic" because it adjoins the part of the faults that generate the more familiar, and dangerous, "ordinary" earthquakes. In other words, slow earthquakes have the potential to trigger large earthquakes, and for this reason alone they merit intense study. At this Science Pub, learn about exciting new discoveries in earthquake science and find out how highly sensitive monitoring networks identified a new class of quake.

Science Pub - Hillsboro
Science Pub Hillsboro is a monthly event open to anyone and everyone. No RSVP or scientific background required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge! For more information, visit: http://www.omsi.edu/sciencepubhillsboro.
Venetian Theatre & Bistro, 253 E. Main Street, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
$5.00 suggested cover charge.

NEW INFO
Paper, Plastic, or Cotton Tote Bag? Life Cycle Assessments of Everyday Items with Dr. David Tyler, Charles J. and M. Monteith Jacobs Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oregon
Monday, November 26, 7-9 p.m.
Every day we are confronted with choices that impact our environment: Paper, plastic, or reusable tote bag? Disposable plastic cup or reusable ceramic mug? Prius or Hummer? How do we really know what's best for the environment? Learn more about how we evaluate the environmental impacts of various materials and products and some of the fundamental principles of green chemistry and sustainability as well. Warning: your intuition about environmental impacts is not always right!

NEW INFO
There is no Science Pub Hillsboro in December. See you in 2013!

Science Pub - McMinnville
Science Pub McMinnville is a monthly event that is open to all ages. No RSVP or scientific background required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge!
For more information, visit: http://www.omsi.edu/sciencepubmcminnville.
Hotel Oregon, 310 N.E. Evans Street, McMinnville, OR
$5.00 suggested cover charge.

The Mystique of Terroir: Geology, Soils, Climate and Wines in the Northern Willamette Valley with Dr. Scott Burns, professor of geology and past chair, department of geology, Portland State University
Thursday, November 15, 7-9 p.m.
ter*roir/tÉ>rË^wÉ'r;
noun
Definition: the environmental conditions, especially soil and climate, in which grapes are grown and that give a wine its unique flavor and aroma.

The Willamette Valley has a certain je ne sais quoi, no? What special quality of the region's terroir yields such exceptional wines? How do the soil, climate, and conditions lend themselves to lovely Pinot Noirs, but not Cabernets or Merlots? How does the region's geologic past affect where and how to grow grapes? How does Oregon compare to other wine-growing regions in the United States and other countries around the world? Find out about all this and more at this Science Pub.

NEW INFO
There is no Science Pub McMinnville in December. See you in 2013!

Science Pub - Corvallis
Science Pub Corvallis is held the second Monday of every month and is a partnership between Oregon State University (OSU) http://oregonstate.edu/, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) www.omsi.edu, and the Downtown Corvallis Association (DCA) www.downtowncorvallis.org.
For more information, visit: http://www.omsi.edu/sciencepubcorvallis.
Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St., Corvallis, OR
Plan to arrive early to choose your seating and place your food/beverage order.

NEW INFO
The Science of Flavor with Dr. Juyun Lim, sensory scientist and assistant professor in the Oregon State University Department of Food Science
Monday, November 12, 7-9 p.m.
Have you ever reminisced about the taste of a meal you ate the night before? You might have had stinky Limburger cheese, or maybe a spicy curry that made your mouth burn. But, if we are talking about the smell of cheese and the irritation from curry, why do we call them taste?

The science of flavor is complicated. Some of the players include sweet and bitter tastes which are detected solely on the tongue. It also encompasses smell, such as the rich odor of vanilla, which is detected exclusively in the nose. And then there are tactile sensations, which include touch (the texture of crème brûlée), temperature (the warmth of soup) and irritation (the burn of hot peppers). Our understanding of how we perceive the flavor of foods and why we like some but not others is still in its infancy. Join this science pub, presented by Dr. Juyum Lim, as she discusses the roles of taste and smell in food perception and preference, and how flavor can be created in the brain.

NEW INFO
There is no Science Pub Corvallis in December. See you in 2013!

Science Pub - Eugene
Science Pub Eugene is held on the second Thursday of the month at Cozmic Pizza and is open to anyone and everyone; no RSVP is necessary. Co-presenters of Science Pub Eugene are OMSI http://www.omsi.edu, The Science Factory http://www.sciencefactory.org and the University of Oregon's College of Arts & Sciences http://cas.uoregon.edu.
For more information, visit: http://www.omsi.edu/sciencepubeugene.
Cozmic Pizza, 199 W 8th Ave., Eugene, OR (Inside The Strand at 8th and Charnelton)
$5.00 suggested cover charge.

Minds, Brains and Worms: the Biological Basis of Thought with Dr. Shawn Lockery, biology professor and director, Institute of Neuroscience, University of Oregon
Thursday, November 8, 2012
It's been said that the brain works just the way you think. But what is thinking and how does the brain do it? There are more neuronal connections in the human brain than there are stars in the Milky Way, so neuroscientists use simple organisms to search for universal principles of brain function. One such organism is the tiny roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans, which has only 302 neurons and about 7,000 connections. Despite its simple brain, this species exhibits many intelligent behaviors including learning, memory, spatial navigation, and economical decision making. Using examples from laboratories across the world, including his own, Dr. Shawn Lockery will explain how neuroscientists analyze the function of simple brains, to better to understand our own.

NEW INFO
Cataclysms on the Columbia: The Great Missoula Floods with Dr. Scott Burns, professor of geology and past chair, department of geology, Portland State University
Thursday, December 13, 7-9 p.m.
Occurring as many as 40 times during the last ice age, the Missoula Floods were one of the greatest sets of geological events to ever have occurred in North America. Triggered by waters released from ancient Lake Missoula, these powerful onslaughts scoured the Columbia River basin, carved out the Columbia River Gorge, and swept across at least 16,000 square miles of the Pacific Northwest. At this Science Pub, hear the incredible story of discovery, learn about J Harlen Bretz's development of the idea of the floods, and participate in a discussion about their effect on the Willamette Valley landscape and surrounding areas.

Science Pub-Salem
Science Pub Salem is back and is held on the second Wednesday of every month! This event is made possible by a partnership between Willamette University, http://www.willamette.edu , and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) www.omsi.edu. The event is open to those aged 21+ only.
For more information, visit: http://www.omsi.edu/sciencepubsalem.
Brown's Towne Lounge, 189 Liberty St. NE, Salem, OR
$5.00 suggested cover charge.

Nanotechnology: Unveiling the Big World of the Very Small with Dr. David Johnson, Rosaria P. Haugland Chair in pure and applied chemistry, University of Oregon
Wednesday, November 14, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
How are materials that are only a 1/1,000,000,000 (a billionth) of a meter in size created, tested and engineered? How are these materials reshaping the world of computer technology, renewable energy, medicine, building materials and many others? The US is investing billions of dollars a year in nanotechnology research and commercialization; come explore the exciting world of "nano" and how the State of Oregon, with its state-of-the art facilities and researchers, is leading the charge in creating large advances in the very small.

NEW INFO
Lust, Chocolate and Prairie Voles: The Neuroscience of Pleasure and Love with Dr. Larry Sherman, professor in Biology and in the Neuroscience Graduate Program at OHSU
Wednesday, December 12, 7-9 p.m.
Is the brain chemistry behind our love for chocolate equivalent to that which drives infatuation with a new lover, the love of a particular song, or addiction? How does the brain sort out pleasure and discomfort? What drives our decisions to stay with one person for life or go from one lover to another, never settling down? This Science Pub will focus on these and other questions that reveal much about how neurochemical changes can have major effects on our behaviors--how we love, what we love, and who we love.

$2 DAYS AT OMSI
Explore the Museum for only $2 per person the first Sunday of every month. Support for November and December comes from local sponsors KGW and Bank of America.

-November 4
-December 2

OMNIMAX FILMS
For more information, visit: http://www.omsi.edu/omnimax

NEW INFO
Hubble
Now Showing
Experience the gripping story of the most important astronomical instrument since Galileo's original telescope and the greatest success in space since the Moon landing - the Hubble Space Telescope. Movie-goers accompany space-walking astronauts on their final mission to the telescope as they attempt some of the most difficult and important tasks in NASA's history. Journey through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mysteries of our celestial surroundings in Hubble.

NEW INFO
Dolphins
Now Showing
From the dazzling coral reefs of the Bahamas to the wind-swept seas of Patagonia, journey alongside some of the most graceful and extraordinary creatures on earth in Dolphins. Follow marine scientists as they employ innovative scientific methods and technology to learn more about dolphin communication, travel and social behavior. Narrated by Pierce Brosnan with music from Sting, Dolphins will capture your imagination and inspire new perspectives on the ocean, its inhabitants and the importance of scientific research to their preservation.

The Dark Knight Rises
NEW INFO
Closing December 1
See this epic sequel the way it was intended to be viewed: in 15/70 film on the five-story OMNIMAX screen! OMSI will feature the complete film, more than one hour of which was filmed in IMAX format.

The Dark Knight Rises represents the final installment in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. In Gotham time, The Dark Knight Rises picks up eight years after the events of 2008's The Dark Knight. Batman has become a fugitive, blamed for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent. However, the appearance of a mysterious cat burglar and emergence of the masked terrorist Bane compel Batman to end his self-imposed exile in a desperate attempt to rescue Gotham City from destruction.

To the Arctic
Now Showing
Narrated by Oscar(R) winner Meryl Streep and featuring songs by Paul McCartney, To The Arctic from MacGillivray Freeman captures a place of extremes where few dare to go. The film invites audiences to venture across floating ice to witness one mother polar bear's determination to keep her cubs alive in the face of natural predators and a rapidly changing climate. The stunning beauty of the Arctic elicits viewers' sense of connectedness, relevance, and impact on this special place--and of the Arctic's influence on the rest of our planet.

Born to Be Wild
Now Showing
Born to be Wild is an inspiring story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. This film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them--saving endangered species one life at a time. Stunningly captured in IMAX, Born to be Wild is a heartwarming adventure transporting moviegoers into the lush rainforests of Borneo with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas, and across the rugged Kenyan savannah with celebrated elephant authority Dame Daphne Sheldrick, as they and their teams rescue, rehabilitate and return these incredible animals back to the wild. Narrated by Academy-Award(R) winner Morgan Freeman, Born to be Wild is directed by David Lickley and written and produced by Drew Fellman.

Deep Sea
Now showing
Dive beneath the ocean's surface to witness some of the most unique, dangerous and colorful creatures on the planet. Narrated by Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet, Deep Sea is an immersive, underwater adventure featuring never-before-seen, up-close encounters with a wide range of exotic undersea life. Audiences will be introduced to a colorful cast of characters and observe at arm's length these creatures living out their lives in a variety of unique and often humorous relationships... some predatory, some symbiotic, yet all ultimately dependent upon one another for survival.

Tornado Alley
Now Showing
Join Storm Chasers star Sean Casey and the researchers of VORTEX 2, the most ambitious effort ever made to understand the origins and evolution of tornadoes, on this heart-pounding science adventure. Armed with a 70mm camera, a fleet of customized vehicles designed to withstand gale force winds, torrential rains and unrelenting hail, and an arsenal of the most advanced weather measurement instruments ever created, the stars of Tornado Alley take audiences on a thrilling quest to experience a tornado's destructive power at point blank range. Experience the adrenaline and the science of nature's most dramatic phenomena!

PLANETARIUM SHOWS
For more information, visit: http://www.omsi.edu/planetarium

NEW INFO
Now Showing
Perfect Little Planet
Imagine the ultimate space vacation! Discover our solar system through a new set of eyes - a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot. Fly over the surface of Pluto, our best known Dwarf Planet. Dive over the ice cliffs of Miranda. Sail through the rings of Saturn. Feel the lightning storms of Jupiter. And walk on the surface of Mars. Which destination would you choose? A solar system journey for space travelers of all ages.

Life: A Cosmic Story
Now Showing
Narrated by two-time Academy Award winner Jodie Foster, Life begins in a grove of towering redwoods, majestic emblems of Northern California. From there, the audience "shrinks" dramatically as it enters a single redwood leaf and then a redwood cell, learning that despite their unique appearance, redwoods are composed of the same basic molecules as all other organisms on Earth. After this opening statement of shared ancestry, the audience launches on a journey through time, witnessing key events since the Big Bang that set the stage for life.

2012: Mayan Prophecies
Now Showing
Visit the Classic Mayan cities of Uxmal, Chichen Itza, Tikal, and Palenque to discover how the Maya aligned their temples to watch their sky gods, and used interlocking calendars to record the past and predict the future. Explore pyramids towering above the rainforest, designed as observatories to follow the sun. Experience the apocalypse of the Maya and discover how our fate in 2012 may be foretold in Mayan Prophecies.

Starry Nights LIVE!
Now Showing
Learn about the interesting stories of the constellations and others in this live presentation in OMSI's Kendall Planetarium. It is not just stars everyone can see in the night sky--planets, constellations, zodiac, shooting stars, and satellites are all there if you know when and where to look. Navigate by the stars and discover how you can become a backyard astronomer. Topics will change monthly and graphics will be programmed accordingly. All shows are hosted and narrated live by OMSI planetarium staff.

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
Now Showing
Join two children on a magical journey through the Solar System, aided by a talking astronomy book, a cardboard rocket, and a vivid imagination.

MATINEE LASER SHOWS
3:00 p.m. daily; 1:00 p.m. Sat.-Sun.

Through November 21
Laser Weird Science - Songs include Time Warp from the Rocky Horror Picture Show, Oingo Boingo's Weird Science and The Galaxy Song by Monty Python.

NEW INFO
November 23-December 31
Holiday Magic- Songs include Joy to the World by Mannheim Steamroller, Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Andy Williams, Little St Nick by The Beach Boys, Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms, The March (Nutcracker) by Tchaikovsky, Snow Miser by Nick at Nite, and more.

EVENING LASER SHOWS (Fridays and Saturdays only)

NOVEMBER:
8:15 p.m.
Radiohead- Songs include 2+2=5, High and Dry, Packt Like Sardines in a Crushed Tin Box, Karma Police, Paranoid Android, Electioneering, and more.

9:30 p.m.
Laser Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon- Songs include Any Colour You Like, The Great Gig in the Sky, On the Run, Time and other favorites.

NEW INFO
DECEMBER:
8:15 p.m.
Bob Marley- Songs include Waiting in Vain, Get Up Stand Up, Jamming, I Shot the Sheriff
Is This Love, Buffalo Soldier, No Woman No Cry, and more.

9:30 p.m.
Laser Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon- Songs include Any Colour You Like, The Great Gig in the Sky, On the Run, Time and other favorites.

OMSI HOURS

9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Tues.-Sun.
(Open Mondays when Portland Public Schools are closed - specific dates listed on website: http://www.omsi.edu/hoursandprices)

OMSI CONTACT INFO
Phone: 503.797.4000 or 800.955.6674
Website: www.omsi.edu

PRICING
Museum Admission: $12.00 Adults, $9.00 Youth 3-13 and Seniors 63+, FREE for members
OMNIMAX Dome Theater, Matinee: $8.50 Adults, $6.50 Youth 3-13 and Senior 63+ ($1 off for members)
OMNIMAX Dome Theater, 6:00 p.m.-close: $6.00 Adults, $5.00 Youth 3-13 and Senior 63+ ($1 off for members)
Submarine: $5.75 (Tours are for ages 3 and above)
Planetarium: $5.75 Non-Members/$4.75 Members
Matinee Laser Light Shows: $5.75 Non-Members/$4.75 Members
Evening Laser Light Shows: $7.50 Non-Members/6.50 Members

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Portland Police Officer and Suspect Injured During Struggle in Downtown Portland

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
PORTLAND POLICE OFFICER AND SUSPECT INJURED DURING STRUGGLE IN DOWNTOWN PORTLAND
Posted: October 30th, 2012 8:16 PM

This evening, Tuesday October 30, 2012, at approximately 7:30 p.m., two Portland Police officers contacted a man at Southwest 12th Avenue and Columbia Street. Officers had reason to take the man into custody and as they were approaching him the man pulled a knife on the officers.

The officers backed away and the man took off running. Officers chased the man on foot and after a lengthy pursuit they caught up with him at Southwest 12th Avenue and Salmon Street. While taking the man into custody officers deployed a Taser. During the struggle, one officer and the suspect suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Both have been transported to area hospitals for treatment.

The suspects name and charges will be released at a later time.

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Vancouver Police Host 'Graduation' for Citizen Volunteers

News Release from: Vancouver Police Dept.
VANCOUVER POLICE HOST 'GRADUATION' FOR CITIZEN VOLUNTEERS
Posted: October 30th, 2012 4:42 PM

On October 30, 2012 the Vancouver Police Department will hold a 'graduation' ceremony for 21 citizen volunteers who have completed seven weeks of specialized training to become NOW (Neighbors On Watch) volunteers. The NOW program, developed by the Vancouver Police Department, is a vital component to community policing. Three of the 21 graduating citizens will help the Clark County Sheriff's Office continue its own version of the NOW program.
The graduation will be held:

Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Vancouver Police West Precinct (2800 NE Stapleton Rd) lobby

This group of graduates represents the 10th team of NOW volunteers to deploy for the Vancouver Police Department. All told, there are 105 trained NOW volunteers in the City.

NOW is a high-visibility, non-confrontational, crime prevention and detection program. In order to graduate, volunteers successfully completed training in the following areas:

* Observation skills
* Police radio communication and etiquette
* Patrol procedures and rules of conduct
* Personal safety
* Crime prevention and detection
* Incident reporting and information gathering
* First Aid, CPR & AED

Members of the media are welcome to attend the graduation ceremony. Staff from the Vancouver Police Department will be available after the ceremony to discuss the program.

For more information on the NOW program visit the Vancouver Police Department at www.vanpolice.org, click on Get Involved, and select Neighbors On Watch or contact Volunteer Coordinator Kelly Cheney at (360) 487-7467.

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Driver in Montavilla Neighborhood Fatal Crash Identified

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
DRIVER IN MONTAVILLA NEIGHBORHOOD FATAL CRASH IDENTIFIED
Posted: October 30th, 2012 4:41 PM

On October 29, 2012, at approximately 1:29 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to the report of a single vehicle crash at Northeast 74th Avenue and Halsey Street in the Montavilla neighborhood. The caller to 9-1-1 reported that both occupants appeared to be pinned inside the car.

Portland Fire & Rescue personnel arrived and were able to extract the passenger, 24-year-old Guadelupe Perez-Rodriguez, from the vehicle.

Medical personnel determined that the driver, 17-year-old Juan Cruz-Morales was deceased at the scene.

Officers from the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded and conducted an investigation into the crash.

Investigators determined that the vehicle driven by Cruz-Morales was travelling at a high rate of speed northbound on 74th Avenue and when it reached the T-intersection at Halsey, Cruz-Morales was unable to negotiate the turn and crashed into a utility pole.

It is not known if drugs or alcohol were a factor at this time.

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Canby Police Arrest Woodburn Man on Illegal Drugs and Weapons Charges

News Release from: Canby Police Dept.
CANBY POLICE ARREST WOODBURN MAN ON ILLEGAL DRUGS AND WEAPONS CHARGES
Posted: October 30th, 2012 4:31 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2012-10/1186/58979/jorge_Felix.jpg (Jorge Felix)

CANBY POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
October 30, 2012

On October 30, 2012, Detectives from the Canby Police Department arrested 30-year-old Jorge Felix and charged him with one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), one count of Distribution of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) within 1000 feet of a school, and three counts of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.

The arrest of Jorge Felix was the result of a Marion County search warrant that was executed at his residence in Woodburn, Oregon. The Woodburn Police Department's Tactical Services Unit assisted with the safe and successful execution of this search warrant. Jorge Felix was placed into custody without incident and there were no reported injuries as part of this police action.

This search warrant and arrest was the result of a criminal investigation by members of the Canby Police Department involving the sale and distribution of the controlled substance, Methamphetamine, in the immediate vicinity of the City of Canby.

After conducting a search of Jorge Felix's residence, detectives seized approximately one pound of Methamphetamine, two Beretta 9mm semi-automatic handguns that were stolen in a commercial burglary from a Canby pawn shop last week, one loaded Phoenix Arms .22 caliber semi-automatic handgun, approximately $22.000.00 in cash, and packaging materials commonly used for the distribution of illicit drugs.
Jorge Felix was transported to the Marion County Jail.

PRESS CONFERENCE:
A press conference regarding this investigation will be held at the Canby Police Department on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at 10:00 A.M. Photograph opportunities of the evidence seized will be made available at the time of this press conference.

The Canby Police Department is located at 1175 NW 3rd Ave., Canby, OR 97013.

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UPDATE: Stabbing in the Lloyd District

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
UPDATE: STABBING IN THE LLOYD DISTRICT
Posted: October 30th, 2012 4:21 PM
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23-year-old Dustin Glynn Cates was arrested by Portland Police for Assault in the Fourth Degree.

Cates assaulted his pregnant 24-year-old girlfriend and was cut by a knife during the struggle.

Cates was booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

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On Monday October 29, 2012 just after 3:00 a.m. Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct responded to a stabbing at the Starbucks located at 1035 NE Martin Luther King BLVD.

Officers arrived and found a male and female behind the building, the male had apparently been stabbed by the female. They are known to one another.

A crime scene was located in the back stairwell of the Convention Center Plaza (310 NE Multnomah) along with evidence of illegal drug use. Both subjects were less than cooperative and appeared to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

The male was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The female was transported to North Precinct.

The Domestic Violence Reduction Unit Detectives responded to the scene and they are continuing the investigation.

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Crime Stoppers Case #12-41 Plaid Pantry Armed Robbery

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
CRIME STOPPERS CASE #12-41 PLAID PANTRY ARMED ROBBERY
Posted: October 30th, 2012 1:19 PM
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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in solving an armed robbery that occurred in Northeast Portland's Irvington neighborhood.

On Friday October 19, 2012, at 12:17 a.m., Portland Police officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Plaid Pantry located at 1715 Northeast 16th Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with the victim who told police that the suspect entered the store and displayed a handgun as he demanded money. The victim gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of money and the suspect fled the store and into the neighborhood on foot.

Officers, including a Police K-9 Unit, conducted a neighborhood search but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s, 5'11" tall, 175 pounds, shoulder-length stringy brown hair, dark stocking cap, sunglasses, a multi-colored sweater, and black pants with the word "SEASIDE" written down the side of the left leg.

Surveillance video is available for viewing at: http://youtu.be/Uv7CEw7rLZ0

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and you can remain anonymous. Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com, text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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Update Advisory: Oregon State Police ID Section Services, Including Firearms Instant Check System Background Checks, Resume

News Release from: Oregon State Police
UPDATE ADVISORY: OREGON STATE POLICE ID SECTION SERVICES, INCLUDING FIREARMS INSTANT CHECK SYSTEM BACKGROUND CHECKS, RESUME
Posted: October 30th, 2012 12:27 PM

As of 11:50 a.m., October 30, service at the Oregon State Police (OSP) Identification Services (ID Services) has been fully restored, including service for Fingerprint processing (AFIS), Computerized Criminal History (CCH) and the Firearms Instant Check System (FICS). It is estimated that the number of incomplete FICS transactions will be completed to a current status within two hours of this notice.

The Oregon State Police Identification Services was experiencing technical difficulties accessing LEDS and placing outgoing phone calls. The outage affected all services within ID Services including Fingerprint processing (AFIS), Computerized Criminal History (CCH) and the Firearms Instant Check System (FICS).

Outgoing phone calls during this time have been successful and we will continue to monitor that activity.

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Drug trafficker arrested in Clark County

News Release from: Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
DRUG TRAFFICKER ARRESTED IN CLARK COUNTY
Posted: October 30th, 2012 11:50 AM

The Clark-Vancouver Regional Drug Task Force seized a large amount of methamphetamine and cocaine early Monday morning following a traffic stop related to an ongoing investigation into the trafficking of methamphetamine and cocaine in Clark County.

At about 12:30 Monday morning, detectives with the drug task force stopped a vehicle driven by Damian Tapia-Arellano, 49, of Vancouver, Washington. Detectives searched his car and located approximately 8 pounds of methamphetamine and a half pound of cocaine.

Following the traffic stop, detectives conducted a search at Tapia-Arellano's residence, 7421 Delaware Lane, Vancouver, where a small amount of drugs and other evidence related to drug trafficking was found.

Tapia-Arellano was booked at the Clark County Jail on charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

This arrest is the result of a months-long investigation into Tapia-Arellano who is suspected of trafficking in large amounts of methamphetamine and cocaine. It is believed that he was importing large amounts of methamphetamine and cocaine from California, with Mexico being the ultimate source of drugs.

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Jones retires from Longview Police Department; Blanchard and Trevino promoted

News Release from: Longview Police & Fire
JONES RETIRES FROM LONGVIEW POLICE DEPARTMENT; BLANCHARD AND TREVINO PROMOTED
Posted: October 30th, 2012 11:20 AM

Longview Police Sergeant Edward Jones retired October 10, 2012 after a 31-year law enforcement career.

Sgt. Jones began his career in November of 1981. He is among only a handful of employees to have completed over 30 years of service at the Longview Police Department since the department was founded. Jones was promoted to corporal and then sergeant in 1994. He has served in many specialty assignments in his career including the narcotics task force, criminal investigations, the street crimes unit, asset-seizure hearing officer, and was one of the original Tactical Response Team leaders (now known as SWAT team leader).

Jones received two Meritorious Service Awards in 2002. One was for his involvement in a ten-day hostage situation involving a small child in which he responded and assisted by using innovative tactics to free the hostage. The second award was for stopping an armed suspect who had shot and injured three people. He also has received a Letter of Recognition for exemplary work, and many letters of appreciation. He was Sergeant of the Year in 2011.

Sgt. Jones wrote in his retirement letter, "LPD has been my home and my extended family for many years and I will miss you all dearly." His calm demeanor and strong leadership capabilities have long been a great asset to the Longview Police Department and will be difficult to replace.

"Sgt. Jones has been a mentor to many," Captain Debbie Johnson said. "It is hard to replace a person of his caliber and experience."

Corporal Chris Blanchard is being promoted to the position of sergeant, filling the vacancy left by the recently-retired Jones. Patrol officer Chris Trevino is being promoted to the position of corporal to fill the vacancy left by Blanchard. Both promotions take effect on November 1, and the officers will be sworn in at an afternoon reception on Tuesday, October 30 at the Longview Police Department.

Sergeant Blanchard grew up in Newberg, Oregon. He worked as a reserve police officer for Dundee, Oregon from 1998-2000. He moved to Ridgefield, Washington in 2001when he started working for the Longview Police Department. He has an Associate's degree from Portland Community College. He currently serves as the Longview Police Guild Secretary and has served the department as a field training officer, bike officer and traffic collision unit officer and was a member of the Community Policing Action Team. He is married and has two children.

"Law Enforcement is a challenging but rewarding career. I am proud to serve with a dedicated and professional group of men and women at the Longview Police Department who are willing to take on those challenges," Blanchard said. "Our police department is heading in a good direction. I am grateful for this opportunity to help lead the department into the future."

Corporal Trevino has been on the Longview force for thirteen years. He earned his Associate's degree from Lower Columbia College in Administration of Justice and has nearly completed his Bachelor's degree . He has served as a detective in the Street Crimes Unit, as a field training officer, as a bike officer and is a member of the Lower Columbia SWAT team. He is married and has two children.

"Our management team is now fully staffed and will lead the charge as we continue to enhance our skills and proactively work with the community to reduce crime, disorder, and the fear of crime," said Chief Jim Duscha. "It is a pleasure to have so many qualified and highly motivated members working on our team."

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Suspicious Envelope Outside Salem DAS Building Deemed Not Hazardous by OSP Hazardous Device Technicians

News Release from: Oregon State Police
SUSPICIOUS ENVELOPE OUTSIDE SALEM DAS BUILDING DEEMED NOT HAZARDOUS BY OSP HAZARDOUS DEVICE TECHNICIANS
Posted: October 30th, 2012 10:43 AM

A suspicious envelope left near the west side entrance to the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) building in Salem affected west side building access for about one hour Tuesday morning while Oregon State Police (OSP) Hazardous Device Technicians examined the contents and determined it was not hazardous.

On October 30, 2012 at approximately 7:48 a.m., a report was received of a suspiciously placed envelope at the west side entrance to the DAS administrative building located at 155 Cottage Street in Salem. An OSP Capitol Mall trooper and OSP Hazardous Device Technicians responded to the scene. As a precaution, access to the west side of the building was blocked while Hazardous Device Technicians x-rayed the envelope contents and determine it contained papers.

OSP cleared the scene about 9:00 a.m. No further investigation anticipated.

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